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Ubuntu 14.04 QtCreator Qt5 examples missing

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 I removed the official qtcreator in order to install the modified version from the software center because I'd like to try the SDK. Fortunately, the docs are now ...
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beginner asking about gforth on ubuntu

Where is a good place to ask 1) Where I should store my gforth source files (what's the usual place) 2)Hhow to set fpath to that place (my attempts have failed) Yes, beginner at Ubuntu and FORTH, ...
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Ubuntu security: “antivirus” in official statement?

I use current (and vanilla) Ubuntu in a work environment. (It is, in the main, a Windows-orientated outfit.) A question has come up about antivirus, and I see this on the official Ubuntu website: ...
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In what way are doc, info, man, help different?

What's the difference between Documentation(doc), Manuals(man), Help, and Information(info)? I've seen these four different words used across different system but mostly in Ubuntu. for the most part ...
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What is a easy way to view texi files?

I am reading some files for a library I plan on using and the files are of extension '.texi' and although I can open the files in gedit, all the syntax and markups make it difficult to read. Also, I ...
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Are there docs for creating a Unity theme? [duplicate]

for the last year or so I have been using KDE. I am switching back to Unity because I prefer the work flow while I'm coding, I find it easier and faster to manage all that I am doing in Unity. However ...
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Can't find lubuntu restricted access extras

Hi I am very very new to this. Can't find the extras which will allow me to play DVD and music etc. Have found the code to manually input but have no idea how to do that. Help please and please keep ...
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What should I learn before I dive into ubuntu-touch porting and development?

The documentation is a bit over my head. While I can understand the syntax for the most part, I have a hard time comprehending why specific parts, such as cyanogen mod, are important to the project, ...
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Installing trusty packages in saucy

the version of yate in saucy is giving me issues with pulseaudio and wanted to install a newer version, so I installed all the required debs from trusty to make yate-qt4 work. I have not run into any ...
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sed, grep, and awk file sorting

I'm trying to get all the files which have 'load' in their names from a directory. I'm trying to do: find -type f | sed -s 'load However, I recurrently receive an error sed: -e expression #1, char ...
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What does it mean to run gedit in standalone mode?

I was reading man gedit, when I stumbled upon this: -s, --standalone Run gedit in standalone mode. The official gedit documentation on this subject did not make me much wiser. So... ...
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Documentation for ~/.config/autostart/ *.desktop entries 12.04

I'm using 12.04 LTS. I'm trying to run a python script as an autostart but it acts abnormally (but works perfectly when started via terminal or IDLE). I'm beginning to suspect that something in the ...
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Need help manualing installing audio driver

I'm new to Unbuntu/Linux (version 13.10) I have a Super micro motherboard X7DAL-E+, which I need to install realtek audiopack. In sound settings it doesn't seem to recognize the audio, I only see ...
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Developing Unity Dash Plugins

I've got a great idea for a new dash plugin but I'm not sure where to start. Does anyone know of any reference of documentation out there that could help me get started?
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Repost screencasts for Lubuntu? (blip have removed them)

Lubuntu documentation lists quite a few screencasts - however since Nov 7, 2013 links are redirected to a blip account removed notice. Looking at their terms of use, perhaps they considered it was ...
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Multiple Version + V13 Windows Installer?

Right, I am trying to install several version of Linux on my spare older drive and would appreciate your help. If I use the windows installer on my second drive (which will contain the OS's), Will I ...
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Hotkey for “Kde button” menu? And default shortcut-keys cheatsheets?

What's the hotkey to open that thing in KDE that's basically like the Windows' "Start" menu? I've found it surprisingly hard to find some basic hotkey cheatsheets for my shiny new install of ...
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What applications are available for reading Python documentation offline?

I'm interested in reading Python documentation when I'm traveling. Right now, I'm doing that by entering the command: $ pydoc2.7 PyQt4.QtGui.QPushButton Help on class QPushButton in PyQt4.QtGui: ...
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How to conveniently find local HTML documentation?

There are many doc packages in the repositories which provide documentation in HTML. Is there an easy way to find locally installed HTML documentation, like info or man? I guess I should clarify ...
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Where can I find the documentation? [closed]

I know, this is a stupid question, but can somebody tell my wehre I can find the documentation of ubuntu 13.04. I have not installed ubuntu yet, but I booted it from a CD. I only want to use ubuntu. ...
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Info documentation may be missing

I just started learning Linux. I'm trying to read through all the documentation contained in the Info files. I first noticed them on a Mac (running Mountain Lion) when I typed the "info info" command. ...
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How to download ubuntu sdk documentations for offline reading?

Rather than saving each and every page separately (coz that would be a tedious job) I want to know if there is a single pdf file or a file in any other format of those huge documentations that I could ...
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Methods for creating good admin documentation?

I want to document any change I do to my ubuntu system. I want to do this in a way that if I had to pass this system to another administrator, it would be easy and logical for him to access this ...
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What advantages does markdown have over asciidoc?

I've been using Asciidoc ever since I discovered it and use it a lot to be my defacto README text file. It's readable in text and it can output all kinds of other formats, like man pages, pdf, html, ...
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Ubuntu Beginners documentation/guide [duplicate]

Where can I purchase a Ubuntu English version manual. This would help to understand the linux distribution too. Regards Eugene
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Find installed documentation

Where can I find the installed documentation for a library that I have installed? For example: in synaptic package manager, I have installed opencv-doc. Where can I find this documentation.
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How to find docs for apt installed packages

I'm wandering if there is a universal way to find docs for apt installed packages, or at least find out what they do. Sometimes I run into packages of which I have no idea at all, but I cannot figure ...
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Mount a Partition with Documents [duplicate]

I am still newbie to ubuntu. I have a partition (ext4) with all my Documents and Photos, etc. This partition doesn't have any mount point. I want to use Document folder from this partition as my ...
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Where is the web app API documentation?

The API reference for Unity Web Apps seems to have disappeared. There's a link from http://developer.ubuntu.com/resources/platform/api/12-10/ to "Web developer documentation", but it's broken. Does ...
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Ubuntu Touch Manual Installation

I want to install ubuntu touch on my google nexus 4. I want manual installation to be done. Please let me know which files should i download from the following url given: ...
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Equivalent for Help & Manual

I'm trying to create a Help document for an application, but I couldn't find a program who does this. In Windows I used to work with Help & Manual, which is a content management system for ...
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beginner's manuals [duplicate]

Up to now I have used Microsoft Windows. I am a beginner with Unix generally and with Ubuntu 12.04 particularly. I have got advices to try the system by a command 'Firefox' and then to install a ...
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Is There A Guide to Debian Live's Seemingly Undocumented Ubuntu Extension?

Debian Live is the tool used to generate LiveCD images now for Ubuntu. There is a manual available for it that notes there is an extension that handles producing Ubuntu-style LiveCDs but says very ...
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Which target in debian/rules do I need to use for generating documentation?

I have run into some problems creating Debian packaging for a shared library. The application contains a Doxyfile which is used to generate documentation for the library. I would like to create a ...
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Ubuntu 12.4 not working

This is message I get when I turn laptop on, have tried various things but nothing helps. Not an IT wizard so basic instructions to help would be appreciated. Screen reads.... Errors were found while ...
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All ports are closed until they are opened manually by the user? Is it true?

I am new to Linux and Ubuntu. I googled and read some articles stating that all ports are closed until they are opened manually by the user. Is it correct? And what do you mean by "listening on a ...
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Where can I find Ubuntu's kernel source code? [duplicate]

I heard that Ubuntu is open source and that all its source code is available, but I have never seen its code. I want to start learning about Ubuntu's kernel and its complete working.Please suggest me ...
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What does the kernel taint value mean?

Running cat /proc/sys/kernel/tainted prints the current kernel taint value (in base 10). My understanding is that this value is a bitfield, where each bit indicates the absence or presence of a ...
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how to find documentation about structure of system files? [closed]

I'm new to Linux, and I'm interested in learning the bowels of Linux. I want to learn how the contents of system files are structured like, /usr/share/applications/defaults.list. I want to open .html ...
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Free online Ubuntu user guide, that is simple to understand?

I just recently downloaded and started using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and this is my first Linux/unix OS ever. I've been faced with a gigantic learning curve that I think would deter most people. With that ...
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Python 2.7: no documentation found when typing help('print')

I have just installed Python 2.7 and Python 3.2 on my Ubuntu 12.04 (32 bit). sudo apt-get install python python-doc python3 python3-doc I opened a Python 3 shell (is it called like that) typing ...
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Upgrade Ubuntu Server from 11.04 to 11.10 without internet connection

We have application software that really likes Ubuntu Server 11.10. I need to upgrade several 11.04 servers to this version. Two questions: The servers that need to be upgraded do not have Internet ...
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How to install packages without documentation?

Stage I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I want to install some TexLive packages, but they requires their own documentation packages. For example: texlive-latex-extra pulls texlive-latex-extra-doc. ...
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Where can I find a PDF of the documentation for Ubuntu?

Is there a FULL PDF manual on the Ubuntu Operating Software that can be printed as oppose to reading on the internet? I prefer a hard copy.
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How to read OpenJDK 7 documentation (or other -doc) packages?

I have installed openjdk-7-doc but I cannot find where to read the documentations of the APIs? E.g.: How to find/read "String class" API documentation I prefer GUI-based over command-line but I also ...
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What are the files in /dev/input/ and what they do?

I'm fairly new to ubuntu and I've started to search around everywhere and check everything! Recently I saw these files at /dev/input/eventX, js0, mice, mouseX. By printing the output using "cat" I ...
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Where can I find comprehensive documentation on the various aspects of Linux? [closed]

Whenever a problem pops up in my use of Linux (full time user for 6 years) I start by googling. The simplest (or most common) issues will usually be cleared right away. If it's not in one of those two ...
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How can I know which version of the C++ “standard library” is installed?

I would like to install the C++ standard library documentation (following the answers in Download C++ reference) but I do not know which version of library is installed in my Ubuntu.
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Problems with newly installed Ubuntu [closed]

I just dual-booted my PC with Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7. I like everything about Ubuntu except two things. First, whenever I click the right mouse button in Firefox, it immediately hangs. I ...
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What is the use of *-doc packages?

I was installing some programs, and every program has a XXX-doc package. I suppose it's for documentation, maybe even for man pages? Because I get a documentation online, thus in that case may I ...