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meld installation issue

I am trying to install the meld diff viewer on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. When I run sudo apt-get install meld I get the following output: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How do I get my LifeCam VX-7000 working on Ubuntu 13.10?

My kernel version: 3.11.0-14-generic Kernel Log: kernel: [ 221.693346] usb 2-6: USB disconnect, device number 3 kernel: [ 224.952130] usb 2-6: new high-speed USB device number 4 using ehci-pci ...
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Alternative way to download and install Ubuntu Touch (dual boot) on Nexus 4

Since I have connection issues (I live in China, where nothing will download properly except if provided a mirror inside China), I have downloaded the Clockworkmod Recovery image for mako, the ...
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How do install Ubuntu over Windows7?

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 12.04 but I didn't see the windows outlined by the numbered installation walk-through: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-desktop-long-term-support I ...
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sqlite installation

I'm installing sqlite like this SQLite - Installation I get this error, anyone know what to do? anonymous@Anonymous:~/sqlite-autoconf-3080001$ make install make[1]: Entering directory `/home/...
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Installing the most recent version of the Z shell

The latest release version of zsh is 4.3.14. I was wondering what is the easiest way to install it on Ubuntu. Is there a PPA for it? Also, is there a site that lists or collects Ubuntu PPA's for ...
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permission denied: /etc/apt/sources.list

I'm trying to install java jre, i usually do it like this sudo echo 'deb http://www.duinsoft.nl/pkg debs all' >> /etc/apt/sources.list sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys ...
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how to get LAMP offline installer? [duplicate]

Where can I download the latest Apache, MySQL and PHP offline installers (maybe .deb)? (both x64 and x86, if available) I'm currently on Windows, and can't switch to Ubuntu and use apt-get download (...
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How can I create charm on one node

Firstly I generation nodejs file on the node without charm then my boss said we need charm for generation. I need in this charm QT5, NODEjs, Berkeley db, g++ with gcc but I don't know how create ...
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Changing ubuntu one installation folder in windows

I changed my windows default programs(x86) folder to another partition, I have all my programs installed there, it's in D:, but the automatic ubuntuone installation puts the program in C:, obviously, ...
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Can't find PhpStorm

I am new, never used Ubuntu until yesterday, so I'm not really into it, yet. I installed PhpStorm from JetBrains, but I can't find it anywhere, I need to run it. I searched /usr/share/applications as ...
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How to preseed installing grub to a device during installation without prompt?

I am trying to do a fully automated ubuntu preseed installation. I am stuck because I cannot preseed the answer to installing grub on a device other than /dev/sda without having to manually hit "enter"...
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MDM doesn't automatically start

I just successfully installed mdm on 13.04 with this guide, replacing but not uninstalling lightdm: How can I replace LightDM with "MDM"?. However, when I first rebooted, I just got a blank ...
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Can I get portable applications for Ubuntu?

I dont want to use internet everytime to install common application like vlc, etc.. Is there a site for portable apps for ubuntu ?
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How to install gnomebaker?

How to install gnome baker?After downloading the software-files,I can't find the executed file or how to navigate to launch to install it. Thanks
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Making a Bootable USB flash drive which will boot in EFI

I have recently bought a laptop with windows 8 (EFI) installed. I thought I'd be able to handle installing 12.04.2 relatively easily - how wrong could I be? Using a live-usb I made using startup ...
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ChrUbuntu on external hard drive (lsblk not found)?

I have a Chromebook (Acer C7 16gb SSD + 2Gb RAM version). I want to get Ubuntu up and running on it using ChrUbuntu. When looking at the instructions on the blog, It says to check what name my ...
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installing ubuntu with full disk encryption including encrpyted boot on i-USB Pendrive ii-A regular HDD

Hi how to install Ubuntu 12.04+ with full disk encryption including encrypted boot partition : a- to a USB drive ie. 16GB or 32GB b- to a HDD
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Can I Reinstall and Format An Encrypted Hard-drive?

In layman's terms, I'm essentially trying to do a reset on my computer. It's my secondary desktop, so I don't have anything important on it. But since I moved, I misplaced my passphrase for the disk ...
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Error while installing cmake for Avogadro

While trying to add extenisons in Avogadro, I have installed all the pre-requisites required- cmake, eigen, openbbel, Qt.I am following this link How do I install Avogadro from source after receiving ...
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cmath: No such file or directory #include <cmath>

I downloaded and try to installed the package "wfconvert" from this link http://qmcpack.cmscc.org/tutorials/bulk-solid. but I got some error. here what I did: copy the wfconvert folder in root "/" ...
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Optifine not working

I have Minecraft 1.5.2 and Java 6 and I realized that I could not install or use Optifine. Can anyone help?
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How to Fix all kind of Harddisk Errors?

How can I fix all kind of Harddisk errors ? Because I have a Ubuntu PC and I want to install one more separate flavour of Ubuntu for testing purpose but its keeping giving me an error like file system ...
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can not mount /dev/loop0 ubuntu 12.04

I had ubuntu 12.04 booted on my computer for a while and decided it was time to get ubuntu 13.04. I wiped my hard drive to start from scratch and when I loaded up ubuntu 13.04 I got the start screen ...
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Can't remove GPT data from MBR

I am having difficulty getting the Ubuntu installer (and gparted) to recognize the partitions on my MBR type disk. Other operating systems and disk tools read the disk structure and the files on it ...
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How do I install the VirtualBox version from Oracle to install an Extension Pack?

I downloaded VirtualBox OSE from the Ubuntu Software Center but it seems that that version is limited. I prefer to have the complete version and don't really care if it's closed source or not. Can I ...
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Install problem

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS alongside Win 7, but each time it gets past the (install Ubuntu in Windows 7) option it just stops and ejects the CD asking me to press the enter key. After this ...
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Java command not found

Follow the instruction to setup Java on Ubuntu 11.10 from How do I install Java?. Running following command to install: sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jdk After it succeeded and I typed "java", ...
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RAID1 array lost after upgrade from Ubuntu 11.10 to 13.04

I had a working Ubuntu 11.10 with / on an SSD (/dev/sdc) and /home on a software RAID1 array that resided on two partitions on /dev/sda and /dev/sdb (identical drives), respectively. This was set up ...
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Installing MATLAB and its launcher icon [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add Matlab to main menu Hello, I am trying to install MATLAB. I got it installed, but I am having a hard time getting the launcher icon to work using the instructions ...
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Why do I get a purple screen whilst installing Ubuntu Server 11.04

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Server 11.04 on an 64-bit AMD machine. The install goes fine until after "Loading additional components", then I get a blank purple screen with a responsive cursor at the ...
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Not enough space in /var/cache/apt/archives/

I had yesterday problem to install a package called ckan, and then I had some buggs. In fact, it was solved because odf the following : The doc http://docs.ckan.org/en/ckan-1.7.1/install-from-package....
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Attempt to mount a filesystem with type ext4 at '/' failed

I disengaged all of my internal hardisks then plugged two things: 1] 4gb Kingston USB made bootable using PowerISO & Ubuntu 12.10 image file. 2] 160gb external WD Scorpio Hardisk The computer ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Lenovo IdeaPad U530 with windows 8.1 preinstalled

There has been a lot of discussion on installing Ubuntu on machines with preinstalled windows 8.1. I noticed that a great amount of work is required. Before I go through with this, I was wondering if ...
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My computer keeps restarting when I try to install Ubuntu. Why?

I've tried both 13.10 and 12.04 LTS but neither work. I can get it to boot from my USB, and I go through the process like normal up until the point where I select "Install inside Windows 7" and click ...
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How can I install specific version of MYSQL

I'm trying to install mysql-server 5.0. because I want to install a program which depend on this version. I've surfed the net to find a solution but none of them worked. I'm really disappointed. I ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu on a secondhand IBM server

I recently picked up a secondhand IBM x365, and I want to install Ubuntu on it. I've installed Ubuntu on countless personal computers, but never before on a server. I made my bootable disc (I have a ...
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Error 8000 - Installing Ubuntu on an old PC with bootable DVD

Is there an ISO file with less than 700 MB? I cannot put the ISO file 'ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-i386' with 707 MB on CD having only 700 MB. I tried to make a bootable DVD but when booting PC says: ...
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Adobe Flash Player Installation Fails

I am using Ubuntu 11.10. The Firefox error message says "A plugin is needed to display this content: Adobe Flash Player Installer" So I install it. Then it says "Installed - restart FireFox" I ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on the C Drive without losing any data from the other drives?

This is the first time I am installing Linux. I have Windows 7 on my C drive. I want to just format the C drive and then install Linux on the C drive only. So how can I install it on only the one ...
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How can I install Origin software

I need to install "Origin" software for graph plottings, analysis, etc. It is basically windows supported. But I have installed WINE, thereby installed few windows supported softwares and using it. ...
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How do I use emerge to install zynaddsubfx presets?

I found a script on the internet for installing zynaddsubfx presets but when I tried to use it on the command line I wasn't able to run it. Here is where I get stuck: emerge -s zynaddsubfx. This is ...
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ERROR: The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI 1 0,0,0 sda failed

I keep getting the error message "The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI 1 0,0,0 sda failed" when trying to install from a USB flash drive. My hard drive is brand new and is totally ...
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How to install Ubuntu on Android phone (HTC Desire)

I want to install Ubuntu on Android device. The detail of my handset is as under :- HTC Desire A8181 RAM 512 Processor - 1GHz ... where can i find ubuntu OS for my android HTC desire?
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How do I boot Ubuntu from my usb flash drive?

I have been using Windows 7 Home Basic for years, and now I'm bored and my PC is getting slower by the day. So I decided to try Ubuntu. I formatted an 8GB Transcend USB Flash drive and put Ubuntu in ...
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Why can't I install 10.04 on a system that already has 8.04?

Ubuntu 10.04 is beautiful. I love it. I am dying to install it on my PC, alongside the existing Ubuntu 8.04 (from which I write this message right now). But... it won't let me! When I reach the ...
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Can't boot Ubuntu 12.04 64x after installation alongside win7

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 64bit version alongside Windows 7 64bit from DVD following the instructions on THIS page. The entire installation went as described and there seemed to be no problems ...
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Is it possible to make an EXACT ISO of my system to put on other computers?

I am new to linux, but had a question. I am getting in the business of buying old computers, putting Linux on them, then donating them to students who don't have their own computer at home. I have ...
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What should I do at “Installation Type” step in the Ubuntu installation?

I have put 12.04 onto a USB drive and I am attempting to install Ubuntu this way. I'm using Windows 8 (I upgraded from Windows 7 myself). I don't know what to do when I get to "Installation Type" step ...
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Virtual PC error, Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU

I use Virtual PC with Windows 7 Unlimited version, I have AMD processor, I have installed Windows XP mode, which works fine, I would like to install Ubuntu Linux Operating System, but unable so far, I ...