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Ubuntu's Manual - Spanish - 15.04 [duplicate]

Which link should I click to download Ubuntu's Manual in spanish? My version is 15.04.
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Why can't I save manual wifi settings in Lubuntu 14-04

Acer Aspire one running Lubuntu 14-4. I am trying to set up a wifi connection to my new broadband modem but unable to save the settings on this unit. the strange thing is that my Desktop PC also ...
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gridengine-qmon package missing context help

I upgraded to Precise and installed gridengine. The qmon GUI administrative tool still has the ancient X11 style interface from Sun Grid Engine, but when I click a Help button the "Context Help" popup ...
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trusted.md5sum: Is it provided by anyone?

I stumbled upon this documentation about Extended Attributes and noticed a particular name trusted.md5sum . Is this value provided by the kernel, filesystem, some other non-Linux systems or what is ...
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what are the available servers like mediawiki with user group access control?

I need to host a server inside LAN for the purpose of keeping documentations and other data. Mediawiki supports collaborative editing with no user group restriction. I have tried Access control ...
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How to read package description before installing?

How can I get information about a package before installing it, from the terminal? I mean something like man pages, but accessible even before the package is installed.
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Capturing commands for documentation? [duplicate]

I plan on configuring an Ubuntu Server via the CLI. Is there any program that can capture my commands (and perhaps responses)? Just trying to make documentation more efficient. Thank you.
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Issue with instructions for installing ubuntu on a usb stick

I followed the instructions at http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-mac-osx for installing ubuntu on a usb stick. The diskutil step showed the usb disk as being /dev/disk2, so ...
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I can't get dwww to work - Keeps getting 404 Not Found

When I try to click on a link on the web page produced by dwww - I get the following error: Not Found The requested URL /cgi-bin/dwww/usr/share/doc/ was not found on this server. Apache/2.4.10 ...
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Is there Qt Creator documentation available in a ubuntu or debian package?

From QtCreator, aka the Ubuntu SDK, I can ordinarily access documentation for classes such as QString and all QObjects, however, I can not access the documentation for classes such as: ...
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ubuntu 14.04 wont connect to ethernet - trying manual question

I'm very new to linux - I'm on my chromebook now trying to look up answers. So I can't connect my linux run pc to my Ethernet (I know it's working as my chromebook can connect to it) so I'm now ...
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package maintainers guide?

I am trying to learn more about packaging, package maintenance, back-porting, and creating compliant deb packages. I have been reading this: https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/maint-guide/ but I am ...
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ClamAV virus detections documentation

I see ClamAV telling me the names of all the viruses that it has detected on my computer, but it seems to give me very little documentation on what those detections actually mean, and what the viruses ...
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How to package LaTeX source in a DEB package?

I need to include a PDF documentation file in a DEB package. And I think LaTeX source might fix my needs, since I want someone to contribute to the source. But I don't know how to make a PDF in ...
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I want to learn how Unity works (documentation/command line tutorials)

some people are marking this question as duplicate of some other question(which are I looked up, not helpful. since it is just explainig how to use unity, not technical/command line documentation) ...
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How to view documentation for an installed library?

I installed doxygen and doxygen-doc. The man page for doxygen tells me to get doxygen-doc for more information. I found the doxygen-doc in my usr/share/doc, but its a compressed archive. So how can I ...
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Where do I find the zsh manual in Ubuntu versions later than 12.04?

At the moment I am learning zsh based on recommendations from friends and colleagues. To my surprise I was unable to find the man page for zsh and a man page named zshmisc which apparently was ...
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Where can I discover what policies can be set via PolicyKit?

PolicyKit can be used to implement a variety of rules, including: controlling shutdown/restart rights disabling/enabling hibernation controlling network configuration rights and so on. I'd like ...
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Ubuntu command display man -k

What does the man -k command display? All man pages in sequence with the given name in all chapters. The man pages with a word in the name. The manual page for the given topic. A list of the man ...
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How do I use the “QML Extension Library + Tabbed UI” option in the Ubuntu SDK?

Is there a tutorial for using the Extension Library project type? I haven't touched C++ in a long time, and I'm completely new to QT. I'm not looking for anything complex, just something like ...
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Finding Code and Documentation

/usr/share/doc/gnome-calculator consists of three file/folder changelog.debian.gz copyright and n**ewz.gz** But I didn't find the source code. Doesn't the source code lie within the documentation? ...
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Linking to man page sections?

Online man pages in HTML with section anchors? It would be good to have an online version of the Ubuntu man pages with direct links into subsections. That would allow to point someone to the relevant ...
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where do i find net tools documentation (or) user manual?

i am trying to find user manual of net tools on ubuntu,i tried it on google,but i couldn't found any manual for net tools,i got to hear that it is alternative for Fiddler,i 've installed nettool-4.7.2 ...
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Installation guide for multiple servers using Cockpit

I found this project can handle multiple servers Cockpit Project but I do not know how to use it. Question is then, is there Cockpit documentation or is there an alternative for MULTIPLE server ...
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How do I view the man pages?

I'm new to Linux. I got the "Unix And Linux System Administration Handbook" It speaks of several verisons of linux and unix, and the commands for viewing linux man pages and not specific to ubuntu. ...
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Channel bonding modes

I wanted to know where is the documentation of channel bonding implementation in Ubuntu because the bonding modes are described differently on the internet I have Ubuntu Server 10.0.4 LTS and it's ...
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File access control mechanism in Ubuntu 13.10

Can someone tell me where I can find detailed description about file access control mechanism used in Ubuntu 13.10 desktop. I already tried Ubuntu documentation, thank you.
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how to use the geany debugger?

I am new to debugging and I need to how to use the debugger in geany IDE. Is there any documentation or a video available in the internet related to the geany debugger? I have surfed everywhere but I ...
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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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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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zsh man page documentation missing in packages?

I have a newly installed xubuntu 13.10 x64. I decided to install zsh via synaptic and make it my default shell. The installed zsh's version is: zsh 5.0.2 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu). The installed zsh ...
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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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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, ...