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Toggle synaptic touchpad with double tap on a corner

I've got a new HP G42 and it features a led indicator on the touchpad's top left corner and (in windows, with the vendor's driver) it allowed me to tap twice in that corenr to toggle the touchpad and ...
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How do I install `Platypus` (and NaturallySpeaking 12 Premium) on Ubuntu 13.10 x64?

For the record, I have all of the following packages installed on my machine: wine wine-gecko1.4 wine-gecko1.4:i386 wine1.4 wine1.4-amd64 wine1.4-dev wine1.4-i386-i386 winetricks I created a ...
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Cannot access Horizon Dashboard after log out

I have installed OpenStack on Ubuntu 12.04 Server on Virtual Box following the tutorial from here Everything was set up well and I was also able to access Horizon Dashboard. But when I power off VM ...
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Problem starting up from Win 7 boot disk on Ubuntu 13.10

I am a noob Ubuntu user. Over the past few months of using Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop, I have reached a breaking point with myriad incompatibilities and no longer wish to use it. I am not running a ...
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Unable to install java sdk, via java_ee_sdk-7-jdk7-linux-x64.sh

I read through many of the Q/A regarding installing Java on ubuntu, i am not satisfied hence this post. I did the following, downloaded java ee SDK 7, from oracle.com . sudo chmod a+x ...
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Compiling CBLAS undefined reference to `pthread_create' pthread_join'

I am compiling CBLAS using 'make all' command but it's giving me following error. gfortran -o xscblat1 c_sblat1.o c_sblas1.o ../lib/cblas_LINUX.a /usr/lib/libblas.a ...
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How do I get a Canon MG5550 printer to work under Ubuntu 12.04?

My old Canon printer has just died and I've replaced it with a Canon MG5550 inkjet printer. I run Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have downloaded drivers into my Download file but am stuck. What do I do next? ...
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Unknown command hwmatch, installation error?

Yesterday I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to Lubuntu 13.10. When I installed it I upgraded so I could keep my stuff. When I clicked Install it said there was no 1MB partition called Boot Loader. I ...
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“Problem booting GPT Grub2 on a BIOS based System” How to resolve?

I have an Intel D945GCCR Board with a 2GB Ram having discontinued support.Similarly I have an 500GB HDD with triple boot Windows XP, Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.04. Well the other day I came across the ...
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Video Drivers Reinstall

I was trying to fix Steam, as it was showing nothing but white in the client. I updated all the video drivers, and after I did that Steam refused to even load up, so I removed / uninstalled all my ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 stuck during “Installing the upgrades” — what to do?

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 and the upgrade manager asked if I wanted to upgrade so I said yes and the upgrade is running now. The upgrade seems to have frozen at "Installing the upgrades". If I expand ...
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Help needed with Eazycap (somagic) PLEASE!

I followed this guide easycap-somagic-wiki installing both the Deb somagic-capture and the Deb somagic-capture-tools packages.I skipped both source installs and the "Downloading and building git ...
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After successful install of 12.04 on Win7 system, boots to grub cmd line

I have installed 12.04 x64 on a second hard drive in a system which already has Win7 installed on the first drive. When the installation process completed, I was prompted for a restart. I restarted ...
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Fresh installation of 12.04.3 or 13.04 always boots to terminal/graphical boot fail (AMD)

I'll just say that I am not experienced with Linux, and I've attempted to install Ubuntu on my Windows 8 UEFI laptop at least ten times this past month. I've tried the LTS 12.04 version which greeted ...
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Error /init line 7 - Cannot install any Debian based distros

I have an error while booting Ubuntu from live CD/USB. Since I can't copy and paste the console output during boot (or well, I don't know how to do it) I made a video that shows the error. I really ...
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Linux on Asus ROG Laptop

I'm a Linux enthusiast, and I'm about to buy an Asus Republic of Gamers laptop. Does anyone know about installation issues or broken features in these laptops?
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I am finding it Impossible to install Ubuntu 13.04 stuck on splash screen

Ubuntu 13.10 (19 august 2913 daily build) works! I would prefer not using a in development version but it's ok, even if it's too instable in two months is going to be released. Even WiFi works out ...
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kernel panic not syncing out of memory and no killable processes

I have removed my old version of Ubuntu & Windows 7 by deleting the partitions using a bootable pen drive containing Ubuntu-13.04 to install the new version.The moment I restarted the system to ...
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How to fix “dl failure” / “invalid ELF header” error while installing MATLAB?

I tried installing MATLAB R2013a with this command: sudo ./install -javadir /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-amd64/jre And I got this massege: Preparing installation files ... Installing ... ...
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Ubuntu video Issue when booting

I'm trying to help my friend out. Has anyone encountered the following with Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS upon booting:
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Hive installation error

I am trying to install #hive on ubuntu 10.04. I have successfully installed hadoop-1.0.4 (single node cluster). After setting path environment variable when i am trying to launch hive getting error ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on hard drive with bad sectors

So I brought a second had laptop on the cheap, because I am very tight for money. Going to be getting a new hard drive in about a month or so but in the mean time I want to install Ubuntu 13.04 on the ...
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Questions about full disk encryption

Completely new user here, I've been reading for a couple of hours about ubuntu's full disk encryption but I just don't understand some basic points. When installing ubuntu's full disk encryption, ...
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SYSLinux Error on boot, ubuntu 13.04

Want to try out Ubuntu 13.04 on my HP Pavilion dv7 1132nr but I keep getting this error. SYSLINUX 4.06 EDD 2012-10-23 Copyright (C) 1994-2012 H: Peter Anvin et al First of all, a few things: I ...
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Recommended dual boot partitioning for Asus N56VM s4089V Windows 7 64bit

Being brand new to this, although I've done alot of research, I would like confirmation that what I want to do is achievable with the current disk partition I have on my laptop. Current set up via ...
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Why would 12.04(64bit) work, when 12.10(64bit) doesn't?

The problem is, that running and installing 12.10 doesn't work. I've done following tests: Installed 12.10 32-bit. It's working. Installed 12.04 LTS 64-bit. It's working. Upgrading from 12.04 64bit, ...
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Installing software in kubuntu

I have recently installed kubuntu. I am able to install softwares from muon software center. But when I try to do so from the terminal, I get errors. For instance on trying to update, I get: Err ...
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Problem acessing HMAC file in the openssl library

I'm trying to install openpana project (https://sourceforge.net/projects/openpana/) under my ubuntu 12.04 LTS but it keeps generating an error. When I type ./configure it is telling me to install ssl ...
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apt-get problem. Download stops [12.04]

When I apt-get update or install a software with apt-get install application. It works fine for few second then the download freezes. Same with Ubuntu software center. The download stops after 3 ...
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Google earth installation fail ubuntu 12.10

I have tried many things trying to install Google earth, but none have worked. Here is one that I have tried, along with the 32 and the 64 bit versions on Googles website. here is what I put into the ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 12.04 - Can't reconize partitions

Here's my fdisk -lu Disk identifier: 0xbbc58b91 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 2048 1607679 802816 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sdb2 ...
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Question regarding upgrading to GCC 4.7

I have just updated to gcc-4.7 & g++4.7: chan@Ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install gcc-4.7 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done gcc-4.7 is ...
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system-is -running-in-low-graphics on installing ubuntu

I get this error on just trying to install a clean install of ubuntu, I want to reformat the drive and install but cannot due to this video issue how can i resolve it? How to fix "The system is ...
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How to install RNDIS driver

I am trying reverse tethering on my Samsung device but I can't find how to install RNDIS driver to do so. Can someone help me on this please?
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How do I install ubuntu 12.10 on my new macbook pro retina?

I have tried installing Ubuntu 12.10 on my MBP retina, but it just will not work properly. I have tried a few different guides, but it seems that none of them have worked. I have tried setting the ...
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Why Ubuntu 12.04 stuck in the logo screen after install it?

I want to ask what should happen after installing Ubuntu and restart the system. This is because I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from the LiveCD in my netbook alongside Windows 7. After that the ...
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Trying to install ubuntu on mac. Black SCreen of DEATH

There is no purple screen. Straight to black screen with endless blinking cursor. All of the solutions to this black screen suggest that I see a purple screen before this black one. Is there a way ...
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Installed Ubuntu 10.04 on USB - Now I need it on an HDD

I'm undoubtedly a newbie in all this. After reading so many reviews and pushed by a moody pogoplug set up at home (for backing up data and streaming of files), I tried to make my laptops and ipad ...
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How do I find out on which partition is my Windows?

I have fully functional Windows and Ubuntu that is broken (I accidentaly broke it) and want to do reinstall. With Live-CD, I can see: 3 NTFS partitions, one ext4 and one unknown. How do I find out ...
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Places to download Ubuntu for Chrome OS via command line?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my Chromebox. I have found several tutorials online and I have gotten to the middle of the process but I always run into a snag. I have been typing in the address as ...
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Modified hd-media initrd.gz causing kernel panic

My problem relates to modifying the contents of the hd-media initrd.gz. I am customising ubuntu 12.10 server. I want the early and late commands of the installer to be able to run a couple of shell ...
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Wired network device not managed

After installing ubuntu into my computer the wired network dives are not working they appear in active in the icon bar. I have installed the network manager but still they are in active though i can ...
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No mouse after fresh install

I installed 12.04 64-bit on a 120GB SSD. I reboot after the install (no errors so far) and the mouse is not working. I tried depmod but this throws an error: /lib/modules/*****_generic is missing ...
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How to Customize a ubuntu install CD and (not a liveCD) create a new ISO for PXE boot?

My requirement is as below. I would first install ubuntu 12.04 on a rack server using an ISO image. Install certain packages like kvm, openvswitch etc:-. I should be able to repackage everything to ...
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Check your internet connection

When I'm trying to install synaptics driver for touchpad, I'm getting the error of: Check you internet connection: Failed to fetch ...
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12.04.02 USB Installer, x86 works, x64 doesn't

so I downloaded both 32-bit and 64-bit flavors of 12.04.2 (MD5 checks out); don't want 12.10 since I prefer LTS. I used Universal USB Installer ...
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Error while installing Ubuntu 12.10 from USB

OS: Windows 8 I was able to boot the laptop from USB with Ubuntu 12.10 installed on it, but when trying to install Ubuntu and reaching the installation type step, there is this error: "Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 install doesn't detect Windows 7 for dual boot “no operating system found” on primary partition

Installed Windows 7 on a newly assembled PC (yesterday). Runs fine. trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 64bit from DVD but installer does not give me an option to install "alongside" Windows 7. I only get ...
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LVM encryption: How does it work?

I set up LVM partitions on Debian (which is the same as doing it on Ubuntu). How does it impact performance and how secure is it? Do I need to have access to the console when it reboots to provide ...
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Remote Install from Custom ISO

I've googled around looking for an answer to this question, but can't seem to find it anywhere.. I'm doing a setup of quite a few VMs that will be running a customized version of Ubuntu using the ...