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How do I install qBittorrent 3.0.9 from the tarball?

Source Tarball. I started with the instructions found in the "INSTALL" file found in the extracted tarball and after I typed ./configure after which I received the error: Configuring qbittorrent ... ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 i386 installed on MacBook but not working at all

I have searched through a lot of questions but it looks that nobody had the same problem. I have successfully installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my MacBook (mid 2009) from a burned DVD. While keeping a 450 G ...
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Netbeans installer stopped, can't install or uninstall

Netbeans 7.3 install was interrupted, I don't have /usr/local/netbeans, I can't find the app or uninstall files. Installing again says component has been installed.
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Netbeans 7.0.1 error on Precise

Today, I installed openjdk and netbeans packages on my ubuntu 12.04 notebook from the synaptic package manager to learn some java. javac (compiler) and jvm are working fine. However, when I add a ...
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reinstall Ubuntu software center [duplicate]

ciao a tutti, ho disinstallato l'ubuntu software center perché mi dava problemi e, usando le vostre precedenti guide, ho provato a reinstallarlo, ma mi genera errori nel terminale e non lo installa. ...
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kde inside ubuntu install

I am using Ubuntu with KDE-full desktop now. I want install it for my friends computers too. So installing KDE-full as long as Ubuntu installs, it would help me. I want have an install usb, that ...
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Desperately in need of help

So I made a huge mistake and I am in desperate need of help. I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 along side Windows 7. I was planning on switching over so I figured I would copy over all my pictures, ...
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Upgrade Installation confusion 12.04 to 12.10

I just tried to upgrade from 12.04LTS to 12.10... I used the update manager and everything was going on well till my system froze up. I had no option than to hard reboot and realized that I could not ...
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Guide to installing Ubuntu onto a system with Windows 8 Preinstalled [duplicate]

I'm interested in installing Ubuntu onto my Asus laptop which is running Windows 8. I'm a bit nervous. What if the installation goes wrong? I want Ubuntu to be my default operating system. If it ...
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Authentication required to install plug-ins and application [duplicate]

I cannot install new plug in to my linux computer. It keeps asking authentication required that needs a password. I do not know what the password is. Pls help me identify the problem or remove the ...
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how to remove 12.04 & install 12.10 or 13.04 when I have windows too?

I was a windows user in the last year i listened good things about Ubuntu & Finally installed 12.04 on my acer laptop . I found it useful & nice . after 5 months i saw KDE & really love ...
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cant install a thing! [duplicate]

OK. So when I try to install a something in the terminal, I get: E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution). I then try using apt-get -f install, but ...
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Installing from USB to a new HD - Drive not found

I just bought a new hard drive and attached it to my Windows 7 machine to format it (NTFS) and create a single, primary partition. Then I put it into the machine I want to install Ubuntu on and ran ...
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detecting corrupted files in ubuntu

I had windows7 on my HDD. When I tried to start my laptop it hangs at a blue screen after the starting windows screen. I then tried to reinstall windows with CD but the installation hangs too. ...
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How can I switch from using Rails 2 (packaged) to Rails 3 (RVM)?

I've installed the Rails 2.3.14 package by running: sudo apt-get install rails It is working fine. But after that I installed the Rails 3.2.9 gem by running: gem install rails In the terminal, ...
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Ubuntu boots to black screen until battery is removed and reinserted

I have a Toshiba laptop that was running Windows 8. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 and deleted Windows 8 in the install. Ubuntu worked fine until I shut the PC down. When I tried to start it again it ...
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Installing Ubuntu from a tablet, what do I do?

Ladies and lordships! I'm getting a new PC tonight, which I'm very happy about, but, it doesnt have an operating System. So, where else to go, but into Ubuntuland? Ubuntuland, right? :) But, and ...
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Why does KDE not show up following install kubuntu-desktop?

I installed KDE with apt-get install kubuntu-desktop as suggested. The packages were downloaded and installed. However, following reboot it went straight to the old Ubuntu Unity. Did I miss ...
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Valgrind does debug error

I have been trying to follow the online tutorial for Learn C The Hard Way. However after setting up valgrind (I followed other links that help setting up valgrind on ubuntu 12.04), when I try to ...
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Which Ubuntu for HP TC1100 [duplicate]

I have an old HP/Compaq TC1100 tablet that I would like to install Ubuntu on. Where shouold I start?
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Wubi install works but clean install hangs

I did a wubi install of ubuntu 12.10 on my Windows 8 PC. It installed flawlessly however it was running a little to slow so I decided to wipe win8 completely and try a clean install of Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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/usr/lib/libodbc.so missing in 12.04

Before upgrading to ubuntu 12.04, I had the library libodbc.so in /usr/lib. I am pretty certain it was part of the unixodbc package. Somehow it has gone missing after my last upgrade to 12.04 (64 ...
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Will I be able to use wubi to install Ubuntu releases newer than 12.10? [duplicate]

I want to install 13.04 (or higher) using wubi, is that possible?
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How to I install Glassfish on Ubuntu from the command line?

I have a Linux machine (Ubuntu) and I installed GlassFish and everything worked fine. The thing is, I was using Linux from the desktop UI and the installer featured a graphical wizard. I am ...
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Using “Try Ubuntu” Option and can't get out of it

I used a pendrive( Universal usb installer) to install Ubuntu on my pc. Here are the instructions that I followed :http://www.pendrivelinux.com/using-a-portable-virtualbox-to-run-linux-from-usb/ ...
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Keep saved wifi spots when reinstalling Ubuntu

When I upgrade to 13.04 at the end of this month, I want to preserve all the wifi passwords that I have saved from my workplace/friends houses/etc. But I don't want to do an 'upgrade' or anything ...
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Black screen, can't install [duplicate]

Had a quick look around on here and around the web but I haven't been able to fix my problem yet. I recently bought a new laptop with windows 8 pre installed on it but I want to be able to dual boot ...
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How to install Ubuntu in a toshiba a A-45 satellite laptop?

I have tried several time to install Ubuntu in my Toshiba laptop model A45. I have not been able to do it, my Toshiba laptop does not recognize the Ubuntu CD to boot from it and it will not boot from ...
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How can I recover my old windows 7 after Ubuntu installation?

My OS is/was Windows 7, and I installed Ubuntu to lean a bit about Linux systems. After the installation I booted the computer and found I had no Windows access and I fear I have lost all my Windows ...
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File System for Ubuntu 12.10?

I am new to Ubuntu & want to dual boot my Windows 7 laptop. I am confused as to which file system should be used for the Ubuntu drive. Some people say FAT32 is must while some say EXT4 is better. ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 installation error on Dell Studio 1558

I have a Dell Studio-1558 which I've been trying to dual boot. I messed up with the creation of partitions and have lost the ability to boot into Windows 7. Now I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 on ...
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How to use Ubuntu 12.10 from a USB stick in a Lenovo ideapad G580 with Windows 8?

I have a Lenovo ideapad g580 with Windows 8 from the box. When I insert a USB stick with Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit, it is just giving me to try it, not to run it from the USB. When I put it on my other ...
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Make a Linux install CD on a Mac but Use it to Install Linux on a Windows Machine

I've tried a couple of times to install Linux on my Windows machine using a CD created with Mac OS X... Have not been sucessful. Any idea why? Perhaps I'm downloading the wrong version of Linux?s
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Partitions required for Installing Ubuntu?

I have a Laptop with 1TB hard disk space. I can allocate 100GB for Ubuntu. Currently there is only Windows 7 installed. I am new to Ubuntu & am confused by terms like mount point, root partition, ...
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How to Install Downloaded Programs? [duplicate]

I am Trying to Install Qucs-0.0.16 please Help me how to install this Simulation Software which i was downloaded in the ta.gz format , I have tried some of the steps given but its not working please ...
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How do I install freesteam?

While installing the freesteam software downloaded from the http://sourceforge.net/projects/freesteam/ which is the only steam table software for Ubuntu, I am getting following error: Dependency is ...
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does installing ubuntu desktop modify existing installed packages?

I've setup an Ubuntu server using Virtualbox and Vagrant using these instructions: https://github.com/discourse/discourse/blob/master/docs/VAGRANT.md I played around with the OS using the command ...
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I can't install Ubuntu 12.10 on my notebook/ [closed]

When I install on notebook (HP Pavilion dv6-3110er. AMD N830 2100MHz / ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470) Ubuntu 12.10 x64, the installation freezes on the logo. Throws an error failed to load file amd ...
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Ubuntu on Asus F201E

My grandpa just bought a new netbook, the Asus f201e, shipped with Windows 8 :( After 5 minutes he said "I don't want this crap" and so I ow try to install Ubuntu 12.10 64bit there. Have the iso ...
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Can I install Debian Unstable Scala 2.8.1 package in Ubuntu? Won't it cause problems?

I am coding Scala and would like an up-to-date 2.8.1 of it to be installed in my Ubuntu 10.10 system, but there is only obsolete 2.7 package available in Ubuntu repositories, so I have to go ...
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How to install Wesnoth game from a tar.bz2?

I'm trying to install wesnoth.org game on Ubuntu. I have saved the file to my machine but don't know what to do now since it is in a tar.bz2 format.
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Can not boot Ubuntu 11.10 from external USB HDD

I've just installed Ubuntu 11.10 x64 on a 200Gb partition of my 2Tb external usb HDD. Everything went smoothly. After restarting the computer, I tried hitting F12 and choosing usb hdd. Something like ...
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Changing distribution and keeping user files

I am using Kubuntu now, and hava partition as /home seperate from /. I want to install xubuntu instead of kubuntu. Can I do that without affecting my files at /home and is there any disadvanteges of ...
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Python: module not found after manual install

I've recently updated to the current version of Ubuntu, 13.04 and Python 2.7.4. Since then I have problems importing the gobject module and dunno what to do to fix it. I'd like to use dreampie which ...
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My laptop stuck after trying to install ubuntu

I was trying to install ubuntu from a disk on key to my laptop (did it already on my desk top a few months ago) i choose to install ubuntu in the options and then i got stuck on a purple background ...
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Installing swagger-ui

I'd like to use Swagger, the api-documentation tool on my Ubuntu 12.04 system. On a Windows machine I just open the index.html file with Firefox and put in the address that I want the swagger-ui to ...
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Cannot perform installation due to “This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect.” error

I am trying to do a fresh install of 12.04 on a system running Windows XP. I only want to run Ubuntu as my OS. After downloading and unzipping the file when I try to run wubi I receive the error: ...
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Newbie. Cannot upgrade to 12.04

I am trying to use Ubuntu over Windows XP on my home computer but have completely fubared it. I first loaded an old disc I had of version 8.xxx. It loaded fine and seemed to be running well. I ran ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu Touch on a PC? [closed]

I want to install Ubuntu Touch on PC. They already have Preview Version Here -> wiki.ubuntu.com/Touch/Install . And some downloads here -> cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-touch-preview/quantal/mwc-demo/ ...
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dual boot with windows 8 [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu 12.10 64-bit alonside windows8 64 bit. After installation I am unable to boot windows 8. I have tried the dvd repair for windows and it says couldn't fix the issue. I have used ...