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What's the equivalent of “add or remove programs” in Ubuntu?

I wanted to install the plugin TeXlipse (installation instructions) and for that I am supposed to remove any previous version of it. Maybe the eclipse GUI is sufficient to achieve this end. What's ...
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Unmet dependencies while installing fbreader

I was installing fbreader in Ubuntu 12.04, but it showed that some packages are broken and have unmet dependencies, so fbreader wasn't installed. Moreover, software center started to show repair ...
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Cannot boot my computer. Hard Drive is not recognized by BIOS

I have an ASUS Laptop running Windows 8.1 (K55A-DH51 Intel Core i5-3210M 2.50GHz - 750GB) I am completely new to Linux and Ubuntu. I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10 from an USB drive (I modified my ...
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How to install EasyBCD?

I want to delete ubuntu 11.10 from dual boot system(windows 7 + ubuntu 11.10). I currently have ubuntu as main OS but I don't want to continue with it further.I don't have CD for win 7 so I am trying ...
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unable to install chrome: libxss1 not statifiable

OS: Ubuntu 13.10 dual booting windows 8.1 (both 64 bit) So I have downloaded chrome from the chrome download website, and when i double click to open it, it opens up software center, and it says ...
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No “Choose OS” screen after co-installation of Ubuntu 12.04

I don't have any technical knowledge of Ubuntu but wanted to install it on a partition. Step-by-step of what i did. used disk management in windows 7 to clear 50gb of space used a usb live ubuntu 12....
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install apache with development tools

I'm trying to do this http://php.webtutor.pl/en/2011/04/25/mod_rewrite-and-hiphop-for-php-on-apache-web-server/ But the yum -y install httpd httpd-devel gives -bash: yum: command not found. I'm on ...
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12.04 upgrade from 11.10 stuck at restoring previously installed packages

I am trying to upgrade from 11.10 to 12.04. The machine is acer aspire core i3, 2.1ghz, ram 6gb, hard disk 500 gigabyte. I am using a usb stick with a downloaded 12.04 live install. The install ...
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Triple boot Ubuntu, Windows and Mac problem

I run on an intel core 2 duo late 2009 imac 21.5" I have rEFIt installed which changes boot camp (efi or w.e) to show a triple os boot, mac, windows, and linux. I want to install to my WD Elements ...
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Install Ubuntu along Windows 8 with UEFI (can't get to installation screen)

I am trying to install Ubuntu alongside with Windows 8 for three days now. I have a simple notebook with no CD/DVD drive, so I am using a USB stick for it and I used the recommended usb boot creator ...
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Full Ubuntu Flash Drive install won't boot

So I installed Ubuntu (full version, not live) onto my 8gb USB flash drive. When I start up my PC though and go through the boot options the flash drive doesn't show up as one. I'm not really sure ...
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Live USB “Check disk for defects” returns defects

I'm trying to use a live USB to dual-boot Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8.1. I made the disk with pendrivelinux (per instructions on the Ubuntu website). It all completed successfully, I checked the ...
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Installing Ruby On Rails stack on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm looking to install ruby on rails on Ubuntu similarly to how its described in the RailsIntaller.org for MAC/Windows. Instructions and guides that I've seen to do this on Ubuntu seem to be all over ...
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Installation automation

Use case: When I install Ubuntu on another computer, I need to: install all the packages that I use; make some config changes; svn checkout some projects; git clone some projects; setup .ssh/config;...
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Can't install on Dell Inspiron 15R

I just purchased a Dell Inspiron 15R and use Ubuntu as my primary operating system. Well I tried to install all of the following without any success: Ubuntu 10.04 x86-32bit Ubuntu 10.10 x86-64bit ...
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Is it possible to install AutoCad or an alternative on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What good CAD programs are available? My relative wants to install Ubuntu for his office purposes. He would definitely use AutoCad (as well as other tools). Would AutoCAD ...
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ThinkPad T520 won't boot from USB

This is cross-post from ubuntuforums.org but as I've received no responses there I'm hoping for better luck here. Basically, I've installed the full version of Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS on a 32 GB SanDisk ...
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How to install mpfr-3.1.2 in Ubuntu 13.04

I have Ubuntu 13.04 with processor "Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz × 2 " I m trying to install mpfr-3.1.2 but the error is coming. "ERROR! The versions of gmp.h (5.1.3) and libgmp (5.0.5) do ...
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Ubuntu Memory Test

Several months ago I was having issues with a Windows PC. I booted from and Ubuntu CD, performed a memory test, and found that I had some bad RAM. I'm having some issues with another PC, so I ...
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Where is eclipse platform plugin folder?

Today I installed Eclipse via sudo apt-get install eclipse-platform. Now I need to access the plugins folder and can't manage to find it anywhere. I don't have much experience using ubuntu, so I don't ...
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Install Brother MFC 7360N for beginners

IIm running Ubuntu and want to install my Brother MFC 7360N printer scanner fax. I've tried to just plug in the USB cable, but the only two drivers Ubuntu shows don't work. One of them doesn't react ...
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Can't install xampp for linux

I'm trying to install xampp as shown here, with the following line: su chmod 755 xampp-linux-1.8.3-installer.run ./xampp-linux-1.8.3-installer.run Su goes well, but the terminal doesn't run the ...
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Ubuntu Won't Connect to the Internet - BCM4312

I've looked at the other questions about having problems connecting to the internet, but it hasn't worked for me so far. I bought a netbook and I wanted to try Ubuntu out, which I installed from a ...
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Dependency Problems installing Google Chrome package due to xdg-utils error

Trying to install Google Chrome on my fresh Ubuntu 12.04 install. I have run a full apt-get upgrade and apt-get update on this system before installing Chrome. I downloaded the 32-bit deb package from ...
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How to install pip (python) to user without root access

Right, fairly new here but here goes: I'm trying to install pip (python installer) to my username since I don't have root privileges and can't just sudo apt-get install python-pip. So what I've ...
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What do I do with this tar.gz file from Broadcom for my Dell 1510 wireless card?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my 5-yr-old Dell Netbook in hopes of replacing Win XP. I know diddly about Linux, but I used to be able to get through DOS instructions, so I can type in a terminal. ...
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Can you install Ubuntu directly to a HDD?

I was wondering since I am having problems with my computer's CD-ROM drive and Live-CD's, is it possible to install Ubuntu directly to the hard drive? For example, wipe the whole hard drive and burn ...
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E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found

I tried using sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https but it doesn't work for me. sudo apt-get update E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https could not be found. sudo apt-get install apt-...
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VMware 9 install not opening after extraction on 13.04

A bit of a linux noob here, I'm trying to get VMware installed and I've finally gotten to the point where I can leave terminal and do the easy work lol, but now I'm stuck again. I followed these ...
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Unable to locate package libglut3-dev

I was not able to download the software libglut3-dev in my Ubuntu 12.04.2 I was behind a proxy. I was getting the following error. sudo apt-get install libxi-dev libxmu-dev libglut3-dev [sudo] ...
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How can I resize my filesystem partition?

So, when I installed Ubuntu a long time ago, I made five partitions. System Reserved 500 mb Windows 8 partition 250gb Ubuntu swap 5 gb Ubuntu "/" 10 gb Ubuntu "home" 40 gb I only got 1 gb free on ...
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How to install games (.sh and .bin games)

I recently purchased the humble bundle but I am having trouble installing the games and getting them to run. Some of them are .sh and others are .bin files. On a terminal, I have cd to the location ...
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Dual Ubuntu Installations with Whole Disk Encryption

My goal is I want to have a Xubuntu/Ubuntu dual boot, with a catch - I want the disk to be fully encrypted with the dm-crypt (native supplied) whole disk encryption. Now I know, out of the box the ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu without formatting partition - what folders are deleted?

When re-installing Ubuntu on a partition where an existing Ubuntu installation already exists, and not choosing to format the partition, the installer shows a warning message before it begins ...
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Installed Ubuntu 12.04 and no Menu on boot!

I had installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a separate partition, in ext4 format in my comp, which initially had only Windows 7. I had done the installation from a Live USB, which gave me the option Install on ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after successful installation (Black screen appears and nothing happens)

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (dual boot win 8) via live usb created using pendrive linux. I have a sony vaio multi-touch screen with nvidia geforce CUDA. You can check the specifications here ...
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Unable to open CD

I have just moved from Windows to Ubuntu. Before I uninstalled windows I put some documents that I needed on a CD. Once I had installed Ubuntu I put the CD in to get the files back. But all I get is ...
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Must I enable the root account to install Matlab?

I'm trying to install Matlab R20112a on Ubuntu. My problem is: I get access to the installation gui running ./install from a terminal, but the installer fails when it tries to write on the folder /...
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Cannot install Netbeans 7.3

First and first, I had Netbeans installed on my laptop when it was on 12.04 but after I upgraded it to 13.04 and could not find it on my dash so thought it was removed on upgrade. I tried to ...
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How do I install Rigs of Rods?

How do I install Rigs of Rods (open source vehicle simulator based on soft-body physics)? I have compiled applications before like Gedit, Handbrake, XBMC but I can't seem to install/compile Rigs of ...
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How do I add more models to oregano?

I installed oregano for studying electronics circuits. But whenever I press simulate button it says: Gnucap 2009.12.07 RCS 26.136 The Gnu Circuit Analysis Package Never trust any version less ...
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Destroyed windows 8 with damaged Ubuntu on usb

I was trying to get Windows 8 and Ubuntu get along and dual boot. Somewhere along the process of trying to boot from usb (over and over while testing different uefi settings), the usb got damaged ...
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Using Ubuntu as a thin client

I'm kind of stuck with a problem I'm trying to solve. My company wants to go fully remote desktop services and eventually we will be using proper terminal hardware like Dell or HP, but as that's ...
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Windows 7 Computer Will Not Boot from Ubuntu USB Stick

My computer will not boot from an Ubuntu USB stick (12.04.3 64-bit). It goes straight from the motherboard splash screen to Windows 7's "Starting Windows" screen. Then to Windows 7. I've tried ...
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How do I install MySQL workbench?

I am using Ubuntu 9.10 - the Karmic Koala - released in October 2009 I downloaded mysql-workbench-gpl-5.2.33b-1ubu1004-i386.deb from here But when I run this package it show me following error: ...
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Can I replace windows HD for new HD, install Ubuntu and then switch back to old Windows HD?

I plan to install Ubuntu on a friend's computer on a new hard drive but don't want to break their existing setup in case I can't get it working or they don't like it. I want to unplug and replace ...
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Cannot install adobe flash player

I can't install Adobe Flash player. I tried terminal, Ubuntu Software Centre, and Synaptic Package Manager, but I got error message: flashplugin-installer: Depends: libnss3-1d but it is not going to ...
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How can i install my Lexmark X4530 into my ubuntu 12.04?

i'm having problems installing my Lexmark X4530 into my computer running on ubuntu 12.04 i called lexmark tech support and also check on their website but there's no driver on available for the ...
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How can I install and remove programs in one command line, and confirm only once?

When I install Ubuntu, the first thing I usually do is remove some programs and install some others. To get that done, I enter the following in a terminal: sudo apt-get remove applicationA ...
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What would be the differences between a persistent USB Live Session and a installed Ubuntu in a USB drive?

I'm a teacher and will ask my students to either bring their laptops with Ubuntu installed with an specific list of packages preinstalled or bring a USB Drive or External Hard Drive with Ubuntu and ...