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installing programs from the bash script

I wish to install a large number of programs from the software center on all my 8 machines. Installing each program individually would be time consuming so I decided to write a bash script for ...
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What's a good way to reinstall (from the command line)?

After having these issues: How do I fix broken installation? ... I've decided to reinstall Ubuntu (11.04). I need to do so from the command line. And, while I am reinstalling to clean up and solve ...
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How do I Install Minecraft? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install minecraft? I've been searching everything that could possibly help, but nothing has worked, and I'm really getting annoyed, because Minecraft lags like no ...
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How can i fix some broken packages PyQt packages?

I'm trying to install PyQt but i've met some difficulties (i.e packages that won't be updated and stuff like that). I'm not very proficient with Ubuntu, so some help is needed. Here's the output i get ...
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Easy to way to get overview of partitions' contents without mounting them manually?

Background: I am installing ubuntu on an SSD. I have two other spinning hard drives in my box as well. One of these contain an older install of ubuntu. For some reason Nautilus doesn't auto mount the ...
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Is it possible to install without a Live CD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to install without a CD or USB drive? I am wondering if it is possible to install Ubuntu without the use of a Live CD. I have an issue so I wish to ...
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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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Installing Ubuntu on a SATA drive

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 on a SATA drive on a desktop computer. It's a 2 TB hitachi. If I go through the standard install process, I get an fsync error. The drive showed up in the installer. ...
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“signal out of range” when starting grub after server installation

I get “signal out of range” displayed on screen after boot up from fresh Ubuntu installation, if flashes grup in corner for half a sec then it goes to “No Input Signal”, anyone got a clue how to get ...
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Install Ubuntu without a CD drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to install without a CD or USB drive? How can I install Ubuntu without CD? So here is the situation. I own a older Mac Mini (Intel core duo, 1.66 GHz) ...
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Adding icons to desktop after package installation

Is there any way to automatically add icons for an application when a package is installed? The ideal use case would be that a user decides to install an application and, as part of the postinstall ...
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How can I install my Logitech MX5000 Keyboard? [closed]

How do I install my keyboard Logitech (Mx5000)
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How can I install Ubuntu to a flash drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu to a USB key? How to install Ubuntu 11.10 (alpha) to a flash drive?
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Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG stopped working

my wlan works right after i installed ubuntu 11.04, after several hours it just stop detecting my wlan. my wlan is an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan} Network Connection (rev 02). i downloaded ...
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How do I install Ubuntu on an external hard disk?

I install ubuntu on my HDD but can not use it on any computer Installing Ubuntu 11.04 or any other distribution on an external hard drive connected to a computer via USB is about the same as the ...
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Wrong permissions on “make install” [closed]

When I compile and install tarballs using the usual ./configure, make, sudo make install, the files and directories created always have wrong permissions. In particular, nothing that should have the ...
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Unable to boot or install ubuntu on an Alienware M17x R3 laptop

Neither can I install Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit nor can I just run the OS from a USB drive. It just shows a blank screen when I try to run it, and when I try to install it, the screen just flickers with ...
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“Cannot import name genshi” error when installing the Swab library

I'm trying to install the Swab library for Python 2.6 in Ubuntu 10.10. However, I get the following error messages when I try to import it. In the terminal I ran: sudo easy_install swab sudo ...
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Blank screen when installing on an Acer Aspire 4750Z [closed]

I just got a new Acer Aspire 4750Z Laptop I am trying to install Ubuntu in it. I downloaded the latest Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit and created a Startup Disk using a USB. I get to the menu to select ...
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Unable to install/boot 11.04 on a ThinkPad L520

I have just got a ThinkPad L520 and my first step, naturally, is to install Ubuntu. I've got the 11.04 amd64 Alternate CD, but every time I run anything from the first menu I just get a blank screen. ...
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Installing TortoiseHg: need higher Mercurial version

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04, and I'm trying to install TortoiseHg. I've applied the PPA from TortoiseHg's website, so that apt-get can actually find it. But whenever I type sudo apt-get tortoisehg, I get ...
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How to set up a mail server correctly?

I have read a number guides on setting up a mail server, but none of them seems to work completely. My Requirements: I want to send and receive mails to and from all domains. (i.e., ...
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Installers asks me to insert CD that is already in tray [closed]

I have tried installing Ubuntu 11.04 server and Ubuntu 10.04 server on a fairly old AMD Athlon machine but after quite som time of the install the installer asks me to insert the install disk, which ...
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Is there a website to check all media codecs?

i've installed ubuntu on the notebook of my sister and want to make sure that all media codecs work, so that she can surf on the internet and download media and everything will work. with media ...
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Boot options menu disappeared

I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu both installed on my machine, but for some reasons I re-installed Windows 7, and now when the system starts, I can't see GRUB menu, which normally appears asking using for ...
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How do I setup an email account in Evolution?

help to activate evolution email - to receive my centurylink emails.
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How to regain use of Empathy?

So I don't actually know what happened, but I altered the .desktop file of Empathy (I added Skype as a quicklist shortcut) but for some reason, that removed Empathy from the Messaging Menu indicator. ...
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How to build ubuntuone-client so that it doesn't depend on nautilus and gnome

Basically I want to build ubuntuone-client so that it doesn't have nautilus and gnome related dependencies. Can this be done? if so how?
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No Android item under: Eclipse>Window> Preferences

I have installed the android SDK, but It does not show in windows>preferences. I have re-installed both the SDK and eclipse but the same problem persists I am on Ubuntu 10.4 and Eclipse Helios. Any ...
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Cannot login in account with encrypted home after update from 11.04 to 11.10

After upgrading from ubuntu 11.04 to 10.10 I cannot access my encrypted home partition anymore. I can login, however all data stays encrypted. ecryptfs-mount-private gives: ERROR: Encrypted ...
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ubuntu software center crashes after fail install

I tried to install libboost-system1.42-dev package but for some reason it crashed for the first time. Now for ANY package I try to install I get: Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Can I uninstall & replace Firefox with another browser of my choice?

I don't like the Firefox Web browser, and I prefer to use something else. How can I remove it and use a browser of my choice?
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Trouble installing from disk

I'm writing this in desperation, Windows is slowly killing me and i need to change my home pc os to Ubuntu 11.04 as soon as possible. I created a USB flash drive to install ubuntu, twice, and both ...
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Locking down Systems in a Computer Lab School for Orphans

I am helping out an NGO, called Orphans Found Fund, here in Arusha Tanzania setup a computer lab to teach students about Ubuntu and open source applications. I have installed Ubuntu 10.10 on all the ...
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Installing Catalyst 11.6 for an ATI HD 6970

Ubuntu Maverick 10.10 is displaying the desktop okay (though limited to 1600x1200) after my having installed my new HD 6970 card, so I'm now trying to install the proprietary driver (I understand the ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty) doesn't install properly [closed]

I have a new computer and want to install ubuntu on it. I downloaded the .iso and burnt it to a disk, but whenever I select install, it comes up with an error. I have tried with numerous disks, but ...
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Can't install Ubuntu on a HP DV6 Laptop

I just bought a HP DV6 6011tx (link) Laptop. I formated the disk through Windows and prepared for installing Ubuntu. But when I inserted the live CD, it showed the Ubuntu start screen and then ...
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Errors when trying to compile the driver for the rtl8192su wireless adapter

I have a wireless to usb adapter, and I'm having some trouble to install the drivers on Ubuntu. First of all, the readme says to use the make command, and I already got errors: $ make make[1]: ...
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How do I install burg themes?

I want to install some themes for burg, how do I do that ?
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Trouble installing additional driver

I tried to enable ATI/AMD FGLRX graphic driver (I'm currently using ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 Graphics card.) using System / Administration / Additional Drivers. However, every time I tried, I got ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu 10.10 and/or Ubuntu 11.04 on a late 2009 iMac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to install Ubuntu on a Mac using Bootcamp? I would like to install Ubuntu on my iMac 10,1 (21.5 inch display). I would prefer to instal Natty Narwhal, but ...
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Does “erasing 10.04 and installing 11.04” erase document from my windows installation?

I have a doubt regarding the installation of ubuntu 11.04 on my Thinkpad Laptop. Currently, my laptop has dual boot namely Ubuntu 10.04 and Windows XP. When i tried with live cd of ubuntu 11.04 for ...
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Re-installing Grub2, getting error on grub-probe

When i was trying to reinstall grub for my ubuntu 10.04 from a 11.04 live cd, i was getting error as: grub-probe error: error: cannot find a drive for /media/Linux/boot/grub (is /dev mounted?) My ...
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How do I install Firefox 3.6? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install Firefox 3.6 and 4.0 in parallel? I need to install Firefox 3.6 for plugin compatibility on Ubuntu 11, how do I install Firefox 3.6 so that it replaces the ...
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Is there a way to get Team Fortress 2 working?

Team Fortress 2 is now free to play! Is there an easy way to get a copy working on Ubuntu Natty?
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How to install new system (with new applications) without removing /home

I'd like to update to 11.04 from 10.10 (but I don't like upgrading system, I prefer full reinstalling) I'd like to install whole new system, but I want to keep my /home folders (Music, Movies, ...
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How to get a list of preinstalled packages?

And I'd like to get this list directly and if possible from an external source (maybe repositories?). Almost all one-liners I have found didn't work for me. So I hope there is an indicator somewhere ...
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“FIXING RECURSIVE FAULT BUT REBOOT IS NEEDED!” During installation

I'm a big fan of Ubuntu. I've installed it on every computer I had. But they were always 32-bit computers. And I've never had an experience with 64-bit computers. I've made a live USB and CD but ...
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Copy a Ubuntu install?

So short story is that I am wanting to grab my ubuntu install, back up to an external disk, delete everything from my hdd, repartition my hdd, put my ubuntu install back. Long story is. I finally ...
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how can I install firefox 5 on Ubuntu 11.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install the latest stable version of Firefox? I've seen Firefox 5 has been released. How can I install it for Ubuntu 11.04 without deleting my current Firefox ...