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How do I run asciiquarium in out-of-the-box ubuntu?

Asciiquarium is a perl script that requires Term::Animation. What are the appropriate hoops to jump through to get this cpan module into an ubuntu perl install? apt-cache search animation |grep -i ...
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my notebook won't boot from USB as if no USB-stick is connected. What could be the problem?

I was just about to install Ubuntu on my notebook (Acer Aspire one) and I had to boot from USB because I've got no CD-ROM on my PC. It seems pretty simple, but it keeps booting from the HDD as if the ...
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How do I install ckan?

I am new to Ubuntu and I have some weird problem. I am trying to install a package called ckan. When I run the command sudo apt-get ckan, I have always the same answer : 'Unable to locate the ...
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whats the difference between tasksel and normal methods

Recently I have gone through tasksel command usage because of LAMP server setup. Why can't I use apt-get or aptitude there? Why does the Ubuntu wiki page suggest to do it with tasksel only. Is there ...
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errno=-32 is showing up on installation of ubuntu 12

I get Errno=-32 when trying to instal ubuntu 12 on a macbook pro. Is there some one that can tell me what errno=-32 means?
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How can I set up a php script to run via cron?

How can I set up a php script to run via cron I've created a file in the cron.d folder with the username as the file name: /etc/cron.d/username Inside of username file I placed the following cron ...
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It is taking a long time to start my system from the setup CD

I reformatted my laptop's hard drive because my Windows XP installation was damaged, and now I am trying to boot from the CD and install 11.10, but the installation just won't start. I have a 2.4 GHz ...
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Installing 12.04 onto a Dell studio with Windows 7 drops to grub rescue prompt

Trying to install 12.04 on my brother's Dell Studio 1535 laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate already on it. After I tell the BIOS to boot USB, it tells me error: no such device: ...
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Installation taking unusually long time

I am installing 12.04 LTS along side with Windows 7. This installer is taking unusually long time. It has stopped at a point for more than half an hour. It is telling Restoring previously ...
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Why does synaptic want me to uninstall half my programs just to get wine?

I have noticed it lately, so I am suspicious it is something to do with being on a 64 bit install. I especially notice when trying uninstalling something I don't want by KDE; I seem to have to choose ...
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Minecraft not downloading [duplicate]

I've looked through a ton of pages about this and haven't found any information on the problem i'm experiencing. For information I'm using ubuntu 12.04 32bit desktop edition, fresh install. I ...
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UbuntuShowdown apps installation unable to locate package error

I recently heard about UbuntuShowdown apps. There are some very nice apps which I really want to try. I am trying to install these apps by adding repositories as it is mentioned on their page. But at ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on /dev/sda and not /dev/sdb?

I am trying to dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 with Windows 7. The installer will only let me try to install on /dev/sdb which is my 32GB caching SSD. I have partitioned space for Ubuntu with Gparted. Does ...
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Problems installing 12.04 although bug has apparently been fixed

I was running 11.04 and I was actually having issues where my computer wasn't booting so I decided it was time to do that upgrade I'd been meaning to do for ages. I upgraded to 11.10, this worked ...
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I cannot install Synaptic Package Manager because of the following error

How do I go around this and install it? $ sudo apt-get install synaptic Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package synaptic is not ...
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How to force Ubuntu 10.04 / 12.04 to install and boot in low graphics mode? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unsupported Video Chipset - How do I force Low-Graphics mode? Unlike others who are trying to get out of low graphics mode, I want to force Ubuntu into low graphics ...
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Boot Menu Screwed up, computer won't boot [duplicate]

I've been using Ubuntu to for years now, I'm an EE and love the system. This week I was having trouble with Ubuntu so I decided to do a fresh install parallel with Win XP. The install crashed ...
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No VPN is running. What does this mean?

I have installed openvpn using the command : sudo apt-get install openvpn After installing it, when I tried to start it, I get: * Reloading virtual private network daemon(s)... * No VPN is ...
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Can't download anything from Software Center

I'm new to Ubuntu Not found There isn’t a software package called “codeblocks” in your current software sources. Not found There isn’t a software package called “vlc” in your current software ...
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How can get a quassel-client and quassel-core irc setup and running?

I want to use quassel to access my irc channels from multiple laptops, and want to know how to get it set up. I have a server I will install the core on and several laptops that will run the client. ...
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How do I install a driver provided as source code?

I have a USB-to-LAN converter, and downloaded the its drivers. The driver folder consists of a Makefile file, a .c file and a .h file. How do I install such a driver?
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10 inside VMWare

I'm installing Ubuntu 12.04 inside VMWare workstation 8. Once installing the tools started, it got stuck with a message saying: Installing VMware Tools. Please Wait... How do I get it to boot? I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 freezing upon CD/DVD installation at “installing system”

First off, I have a very old computer. I feel it necessary to point out that it has a Pentium 4 processor, I believe 768 MB of RAM, and about 30 GB total on the hard drive. Now, onto my predicament... ...
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Why does my iMac boot to a black screen when trying to install 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it? I have an iMac and when I boot from the Ubuntu 12.04 CD it switches to the display port and my ...
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How can I install a driver for an Intel 82573 Gigabit ethernet card?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer, The only problem so far is there is no Internet connection. I believe that's due to missing drivers which are difficult to install without Internet. ...
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Won't boot after installing Ubuntu 12.04 sucessfully

I installed 12.04 successfully and rebooted (I took out my installation CD), and selected the newly installed Linux partition to boot from rEFIt. Then it just comes up with this error message: ...
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invalid command name “bind” - When Installing

I want to install Red Suite 4 (search on Google shows this problem is with installing other apps too) on my 64bit machine. I have installed the prerequisite packages: linux32 and ia32-libs (for ...
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How can I get sudo to accept my password?

I am trying to install subversion on my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop. I follow the commands to start this process, using apt-get: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install subversion Either of the above ...
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Should I upgrade linux-headers-generic, linux-image-generic?

I used the 12.04 minimal installation image/ CLI installer to install the base operating system. Once the base system was installed I did the following: sudo apt-get install ...
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How do I install Regnum Online?

I'm fairly new to Ubuntu (or Linux for that matter) so please bear with me. I just installed Ubuntu a day or so ago and went looking for an MMO for it. I am using Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit and I downloaded ...
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Why can I not install the 'gir1.2-gwibber-gtk-0.2' package?

When I try to install gir1.2-gwibber-gtk-0.2, I get the following errors : agmenor@ultimeextensaub:~$ sudo apt-get install gir1.2-gwibber-gtk-0.2 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS using WUBI [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Downloading error “Could not retrieve the required disk image ” I have been trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to my new laptop from windows using Wubi. ...
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Dropbox install fails in 12.04 TLS (32 bit)

In Ubuntu I choose the "Try Ubuntu" mode. Every time I try to install DB via download from the DB-Site and Software Center it confirms as "intalled". But the Dropbox is nowhere to be found. It is not ...
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Installtion Nightmare on iMac

Well I have searched far and wide for some solutions but I decided to take all the problems I have had into one. First I have a 27" Apple iMac (Late 2009 Release) running a intel i7, 4GB of RAM, and ...
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How do I install MailScanner on 11.10?

I'm attempting to add/install MailScanner to my ubuntu 11.10 desktop configuration running postfix. I tried installing the latest 12.04 LTS but it had neither MailScanner nor qpopper package, 11.10 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 won't boot on Toshiba Satellite L855

I recently attempted to install Ubuntu 12.04 onto Satellite and problems during the boot splash, right after grub. I tried booting from a USB as well as a CD. I put a friend's hard drive into the ...
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How to fix “16 bit MS-DOS Subsystem … illegal instruction” installing U1 on Windows XP? [closed]

I was trying to install Ubuntu One client on my Windows computer, and got this: I tried clicking ignore, but then there were even more errors.
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12.04 won't install on my Asus G75V

I decided to give Ubuntu a try the other day. I downloaded the CD .iso from Ubuntu's site and burned it to a CD. I told my computer to boot up from my DVD drive (ASUS g75v). Popped the disk in. ...
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Installation Help!

I have a HP Pavilion p6120t desktop, and I recently wiped its hard drive using my macbook's disk utility. I tried to install Ubuntu on it, but I can't because I apparently don't have 4.4 gigabytes of ...
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Complete Disk Wipe, reformat and OS change

I have an old laptop, that I wish to rejuvenate. I need to completely wipe the hard drive as well as reformat it and install a new Operating System. I have decided to move to Ubuntu, and no longer use ...
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i686 CPU detected when trying to install an from an X86-64 Live CD

Ok so when I put the live CDs in my pc it boots then displays ' this kernel required an X86-64 CPU, but only detected a i686 CPU. Unable to boot- please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU. ' is it ...
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I want to block usb access in ubuntu 11.10 , i have tried it by some codes given before but not working

In my computer centre in my college ubuntu is installed for some projects purpose in order to keep safe from virus we would like to block pendrive access
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Is it worth installing Ubuntu instead of wubi?

I'm using wubi at the moment and my pc is really slow, is it worth deleting XP and formatting it to Ubuntu? Or (trying) to reset XP to factory settings? PS: I have over 40 GB HARD DRIVE and hate ...
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Linux kernel 3.0.0-15-generic problem help needed

I'm new with all this Ubuntu and Linux programs so please bear with me. My niece gave me her laptop she got from a tutor program and asked me to fix it since it didn't boot all the way. So the ...
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The Hard Drive only show two partition when install ubuntu 12.04

Why When I start install Ubuntu using CD Drive (windows 7 has installed),the Hard Drive only show two partition..? whereas I have four partition and 40GB unallocated (i planned this for install ...
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Ubuntu won't install on Windows 8 HD

So basically I installed Windows 8 and have not found it a decent OS, to my chagrin when I tried to install the latest Ubuntu via flash, the flash drive wouldn't load. It just went to the windows 8 ...
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Installed perfectly but password not working for login or authentication

I installed Ubuntu on an old XP machine (replaced XP with Ubuntu) and it seemed like it went well... Until I tried to download and install the suggested updates! The password I set during ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on Asus a42f

I am really going crazy here , I tried many times to install Ubuntu 12.4 on my Asus from a usb(don't have a working cd drive) and every time the installation process goes perfectly smooth until it ...
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Installation without splashscreen / headless

I recently pulled a computer out of storage that has a faulty video card. It still displays standard 80x25 terminal screens fine, but anything beyond that causes the video card to fail and require ...
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Why can't I Install 64 bit Ubuntu inside Microsoft Virtual PC? [closed]

I have Intel Core 2 Duo processor which is x86_64, I have installed Microsoft Virtual PC on this Intel laptop, when I tried to install x86_64 Ubuntu(amd64) on my Virtual PC, I get a kernel error ...