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Can't install the ATI fglrx driver, using a ATI RV635 - Mobility Radeon HD 3650

I'm having problems with the ATI driver. It says that the system is not using the Proprietary Controller. I can't activate it and there aren't any suggestions on how to solve this. I saw on another ...
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Short of a clean install, is there anyway to revert everything back to the original packages and settings?

I have an a few machines that I was planning to run in a cluster, but have decided after some testing to configure them differently. The partitions and Ubuntu install are still as I want them, but it ...
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Can anyone help me through the preparation of Eclipse IDE for an Android developer in Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm new to to Linux, in this particular case, to Ubuntu. I have a small android project I have to finish until this Friday and I'm still stuck with the install and preparing of the development ...
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matlab 2012a install on ubuntu 12.04 64 bit cant specify license file

[EDIT] The bug/error was the person sitting in front of my computer.. me.. Go to a more relevant question.. During installation of matlab 2012a I need to specify my license file but even though I ...
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Ubuntu installer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can't I download the Windows installer from the Ubuntu website? today i'm gonna download ubuntu installer and install it alongside windows 7 . Don't know why, ...
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Installation Problems

I have a Medion desktop 32-bit PC running on Windows Vista built in. Windows will not let me install Ubuntu 11.10 from disk or installer. I keep getting an error message saying that I need to insert ...
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how to re install ubuntu on the fedora partition

I have a windows 7 partition of 200 GB. I have currently installed Fedora 16 on the remaining 30 GB partition and now want to install Ubuntu 12.04 on the 30 GB partition. Help me how to do so. Also ...
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Installation never finishes on an old Dell Latitude C400

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on an old Dell Latitude C400 laptop previously running windows XP using an Ubuntu install CD. The OS runs fine off the CD if a bit slow, and the installation starts ...
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12.04 freezes on install [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? I'm new to ubuntu and can't for the life of me understand how to get around this issue. I'm having a problem where when I insert ...
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Installed program again in the “available to install” list

I have installed MySQL server and client from Ubuntu software centre. When I search for them from the dash home, they are listed under "Apps available for download" section. (If I search and find ...
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Am I missing the Windows installer? It keeps taking me to the same page and I keep running around in circles [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can't I download the Windows installer from the Ubuntu website? Ok so going here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/install-ubuntu-with-windows takes you to ...
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Booting Ubuntu from USB, but then welcome screen stays and nothing happens

I tried booting from the USB, it boots correctly but then the welcome screen stays and nothing happens, even after waiting for an hour. Can you please suggest on what should I do to make it work?
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Ubuntu 12.04 install goes to blanks screen with cursor

Memtest works fine, but "Try Ubuntu", "Install Ubuntu", and "Check Disk For Defects" go to a blank screen with a blinking cursor. I'm using the 64bit installer because that is what, I think, works ...
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“dpkg -i mysql-5.5.25-ubuntu10.04-x86_64.deb” not installing anything?

I has been logged in as root I want to install MySQL 5.5 in Ubuntu 10.04. When browsing tar.gz for source installing, I found DEB release mysql-5.5.25-ubuntu10.04-x86_64.deb in this page for Ubuntu. ...
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Install ubuntu on a PowerMac G5 with no CD drive

The PowerMac G5 is a 1.6GHz model. I do not have access to a CD. Can I use usb or a partition to install Ubuntu on a PowerMac G5?
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Ubuntu installation disk with updates included

I would like to install Ubuntu on a computer but I don't want, right after the installation, to go through the process of installing the updates which came out since the release of the latest Ubuntu ...
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Why can't I download the Windows installer (Wubi) from the Ubuntu website?

When I click on, "start download" in the link below, it doesn't begin. Windows Ubuntu Installer Instead it directs me to the page where I can download Ubuntu Desktop, here: Download What should I ...
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Install Ubuntu 12.04 in Dell XPS 13

I just got a Dell XPS13 (i5, 4GB ram, 128GB solid state drive). My other computers have a dual-boot partition with Ubuntu12.04/Win7. I'd like to install Ubuntu only in this machine to force myself to ...
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Configuring The Package Manage Failed - Installation on 11.10

I have a 32-bit server, running at 3.03 Ghz, 2gb RAM & 512 L2 Cache. Whenever I try to install Ubuntu 11.10 or 12.04, after installing the Base System, we get to Setting up Users and Passwords, ...
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Installation doesn't work on a Lenovo IdeaPad g570

the issue i'm having is that every time i try to install ubuntu on my BRAND NEW lenovo it just crashes and one timr CORRUPTED GRUB it's getting extremely annoying and i need help
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I am unable to download programs from the Ubuntu Software Center with Ubuntu 12.04

I just got a new computer and I installed Ubuntu 12.04. With Ubuntu 11.10, I had a really awesome periodic table program that I got from the Ubuntu Software Center. When I tried to download it on ...
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Can Ubuntu be installed on Windows 7 drive that is encrypted with Truecrypt?

I've been looking everywhere. Truecrypt forums and over the Ubuntu forums. I have yet to find an answer that comes close to my issue or question. My computer came with Windows 7 preinstalled so I ...
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How to install JavaFx in Ubuntu 12.04?

I download JavaFx from here. I placed it in my home directory(anto) under the name javafx. Then I did something like this : vi ~/.bashrc and added the following lines: ...
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Unable to fix broken packages with sudo apt-get install -f

Here's my result, of sudo apt-get install -f. i have Ran it twice and got negative result. I believe there is an error at "error in Version string '0:3.6.1-dates for language English Translation ...
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What files get edited when the system time changes?

If the system time is changed on Linux, what files get edited? I know the timezone is kept in etc/timezone but is there anything if the timezone is not changed, but the time is?
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How to install package without internet connection

I installed Ubuntu on an old computer. It only has a modem port, and no LAN port. But since it has USB then I can use the USB mobile dongle to connect to the Internet. In order to use it, I need to ...
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Does Ubuntu log events occurring during the boot?

Is there anywhere in the ubuntu (or linux in general) logs which can record a computer booting up and the OS failing to load, due to a problem encountered during the boot stage?
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Differences between cloning an installation and doing a fresh installation

From what an end user might experience, what are the differences between cloning to a new PC/Laptop an already installed, configured and updated system or doing a fresh installation assuming that the ...
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Installing MySQL complete?

How I can install mysql in ubuntu 12.04(gnome 3). So that I will have my mysql installation in /usr/bin/mysql It's library and header files in /usr/lib/mysql and /usr/include/mysql respectively. ...
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The installer encountered an unrecoverable error and will now reboot

or "and will now run a desktop...." I tried installing it with a CD.. it installs ubuntu to a certain point and then stops (after the name password window).. the last thing I see before the error ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 installation aborts without giving any errors on Sony Vaio

I'm not able to install the release ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386 on the laptop below: Sony Vaio VGN-FE21H CPU: Intel Core Duo T2300 1.66GHz Memory: 2GB DDR2 533MHz HDD: 100GB Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce ...
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Dual boot 12.04/windows 7 After installation my computer reboots straight to Windows. There is no option to boot Ubuntu.

Windows 7 Home Premium Intel i5 2500k CPU ASUSP8Z68-V PRO motherboard GeForce GTX 570 GPU Corsair 120Gb SSD (Windows 7 OS) WD 1 TB HDD I select the USB drive in the BIOS and boot to it ...
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screen problem with 12.04 Install on a HP dv9000 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I installed 12.04 on a HP dv9000 laptop. I first tried to install with a Windows partition; then ...
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Installing Windows 8 in Ubuntu

I have a little issue, I got myself a little Zotac nano XS PC and I installed Ubuntu on it. Now what I would like to do is to give a try with Windows 8 w/o having to make an USB bootable or anything ...
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Does the Software Center log installations?

Does the Ubuntu Software Center keep a log of everything it has installed? So I could just parse this log to convert it into a script full of 'sudo apt-get instals' or something. And then the next ...
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Unable to locate essential development tools

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 (VMware). I aim to implement OpenMP. Im using gcc 4.5 compiler. I tried to install it by using the command sudo apt-get install gcc 4.5. Afterwards I proceed with gcc -fopenmp ...
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12.04 install now just blank screen

I have attempted to install a new copy of 12.04 using usb stick instead of using download manager. Everything went fine while using usb stick until I restarted after installation was complete. Then, ...
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Stuck on 12.04 install [closed]

brand new HP box -- installing from cd that is a good burn, have tried several times. I am stuck at "creating ext4file system for / in partition #3" Been here for 25 minutes? Normal on a new ...
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How to login to internet using web based login while installing 12.04

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 on a laptop. But I have an internet connection that requires web based login, where an ISP page in internet browser opens and I have to login to internet using the ...
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Software index broken

When I was installing MTS Mblaz crossplatformui.deb for MTS data connect, its installed partial and shows error, and So I tried to uninstall "crossplatformui" but every time it showed following error. ...
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Installing gcc in Ubuntu 11.10

I want to install gcc on my computer. To do this, I ran the following command: sudo apt-get install build-essential As this runs, it connects (or tries to connect) to the server ...
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Ubuntu boots to orange screen after install [duplicate]

I have a problem in which I boot my computer and everything works normally, I see a purple screen with various partitions to select such as my Windows 7 and Ubuntu partitions. When I select the ...
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How do I get an Acer Aspire One D270 working?

I was planning to buy Acer Aspire One D270 within a few days and as everybody installs linux on their netbook I was also planning to do that. Now, my question is how is Acer's hardware compatibility ...
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Where does Blender install on Ubuntu?

I'm trying to put some export scripts into Blender but I simply cannot find the installation path! I'm using the latest versions of both Ubuntu and Blender, which I have installed with apt-get ...
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How do I know the command to check if an application is installed on my computer or not?

I had recently installed a version of VMWare Workstation that I had to uninstall and to look for instructions about doing so I came across this thread. It stated writing this command to see if there ...
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Installing Ubuntu V12 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I upgrade from 10.04 or 11.10 to 12.04? Already run Ubuntu V10 but won't automatically upgrade. Can I just install V12 'over the top' or do I have to save all ...
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Which kind of installation files should you prefer - .deb or tarball files? And why?

I have just starting Ubuntu as my primary OS and everytime I have to install something I generally try to find .deb files as that seems convenient, but someone on another forum told me I should always ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit [closed]

I have a desktop running Windows 8 with the following specifications: • Core Duo 3.2ghz processor • 4GB RAM • 500GB hard drive Every time I try to install Ubuntu I get the following error: ...
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How to Install Ubuntu server inside Windows

Installation How do I Install Ubuntu server inside Windows? I want to install Ubuntu server inside my windows desktop?
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Installing Latest Ubuntu on old system

Im installing Ubuntu on an old computer that had windows XP on it. It had a corruption in the System 32 file and wouldn't boot up. So I burnt Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to a disc and booted it up. It got as ...