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Cannot Install Google Chrome

I am having trouble installing Google Chrome on my Ubuntu 11.10 system. After downloading it from http://www.google.com/chrome I am trying to open it with a double click. Software Center pops up, I ...
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No Android SDK, neither Java found

I have Java installed correctly, I did it by the manual http://www.wikihow.com/Install-Oracle-Java-on-Ubuntu-Linux I also installed Android SDK. However when I try to create a new Project IntelliJ ...
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Unable to locate package lightread

I have changed my source to local server. I'm using Ubuntu 12.10. When I type apt-cache search in terminal, it shows nothing. When I install lightread it shows Unable to locate package lightread. ...
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How do I install utorrent by hand?

So I'm new to Ubuntu, in fact I've only installed it yesterday. There are a few programs I want to install.. both of which are a .tar.gz and a .tar.bz2 file. When I double click on them, they just ...
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How do I install root-cern?

Cern's ROOT environment installs fine on 10.10, and is even available in the Software Center, but it will not install or compile on Natty because the x11 directories are in new locations. I can ...
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How can I get Google Earth working?

I would like to install Google Earth under Ubuntu 10.10. Under v10.04 there were some problems. Has anyone been able to get it working satisfactorily? Was Wine used?
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How to install ack-grep 2.0 with apt-get?

Currently I'm using ack-grep 1.92. Now I want to use ack-grep 2.+. Official documentation says that I can install ack-grep 2.0 with apt-get, but when I try to install, it says it's already the ...
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How to install python 3.2 in ubuntu 13.04

I need python 3.2 for development purposes, but new ubuntu 13.04 comes with python 3.3. is there any best practice for installing older python version into ubuntu? Thanks
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How to uninstall Latex?

Ubuntu and Latex newbie here. Very basic question I have. I recently installed Latex using the following code: sudo apt-get install texlive However, I want to uninstall this and just get the latex ...
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Abort active download of packages in Ubuntu from terminal?

I was downloading a package using the terminal. I actually wanted to install package 'A'. But, by mistake started installing package 'B'. I wanted to stop downloading 'B' and start downloading 'A'. ...
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How can I check if upstart is installed in ubuntu server and how can I install it?

I want to install upstart to my ubuntu server 13.10, but I am confused if I need to download the source or install package. In upstart's getting started page I think they instruct to install the ...
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How to install rar (no installation candidate)?

I need the package rar. But I get this error whenever I try to install it: Reading package Lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package rar ist not available, but ...
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How do I install Qt5, which comes as a .run file? [duplicate]

I downloaded http://qt-project.org/downloads Qt5 Libary for Linux 64bit The library format is .run But if I try to open it, I'll get the following error sh ./qt.run ./qt.run: 1: ./qt.run: cannot ...
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Ubuntu installation issue

I am installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. It is stuck at a point where it says "Downloading Language Packs..." Time in it is randomly changing. It has been over 2 hours, since it is downloading. Is there any ...
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How to install SqlPlus?

I tried installing sqlplus by following the instruction from here. I'm still getting : sqlplus: command not found when I do sqlplus from my terminal. I'm an novice in Ubuntu and I use Ubuntu ...
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Choose another partition for /home directory during installation of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Since this question as addition in another question i created got lost, here is it as a separate question. Is there a possibility to choose another partition for /home directory during installation ...
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Which partitioning program does Ubuntu use during installation?

Which partitioning algorithms use ubuntu during the installation, is it also available as a standalone application or command? Is it gparted?
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Ubuntu on Microsoft Virtual PC

Do you have tips or a guide how to install Ubuntu in Microsoft Virtual PC? I have found some (older) information, but I wonder if this is still valid. And it looks very "unfriendly".
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Ubuntu 12.10 Installation Hangs at 'Preparing to Install Ubuntu' [closed]

I have downloaded the Ubuntu 12.10 i386 Desktop ISO both via HTTP & Torrent Download. I have attempted the install via CD & Bootable USB (created using YUMI from Pendrive Linux), each using a ...
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Not enough space in /var/cache/apt/archives/

I had yesterday problem to install a package called ckan, and then I had some buggs. In fact, it was solved because odf the following : The doc ...
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timeout errors in apt-get update/install

I'm trying to do an apt-get update or apt-get install xyz and I'm seeing timeouts like this: W: Failed to fetch http://eu-west-1.ec2.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/oneiric-updates/Release.gpg ...
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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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Fixing unbootable installation on LVM root from Desktop LiveCD

I just did an installation from the 10.10 Desktop LiveCD, making the root volume an LVM LV. Apparently this is not supported; I managed it by taking these steps before starting the GUI installer app: ...
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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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Installer doesn't recognize Windows 8 partition, how do I set up a dual boot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed UEFI Supported Windows 8 system I have a windows 8 dev preview install, with plenty of unused (unpartitioned) space on the hdd. ...
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How do I boot a minimal CD ISO from a USB stick and use a wireless driver

I am trying to install Ubuntu 11 x64 minimal but I found that I dont have a wired ethernet connection (its broken) but I can possibly connect wirelessly. Is it possible to use the minimal CD image ...
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Total Newbie confused about partitions

I am totally fed up with Vista, it has 3 different keyboard settings (AZERTY QWERTY and QWERTZ) depending on the software used (or the time of day) and freezes 7 times an hour or more often if it`s a ...
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How to update Gnome to 3.4?

I read about release new GNOME 3.4. How to update from GNOME 3.2 (upgrade manager does not tell me about the new Update when check).
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How do I install 12.04 onto a nilfs root partition?

I have a brand new SSD and I'd like to install 12.04 onto it with nilfs as the filesystem for the root partition. I can't find any easy way of doing that. If I boot from the 12.04 LiveCD, I can ...
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Update Manager says 'Not all updates can be installed'

I have 11.04 installed with Gnome 3 and everything was working fine until I tried to run the update manager. Now I can't update any of my packages. A similar question was posted awhile ago but no ...
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openssh-server package not available on 12.04.2

I have just done a fresh install of 12.04.2 and found out that i could not ssh to this PC. I tried to install openssh-server but it said that "Package openssh-server is not available..." What is ...
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What are `.mojo.run` files? Should I choose one over a tarball?

I'm about to download Dungeon Defenders from the Humble Bundle website, and I am presented with two options: a .tar.bz2 tarball and a .mojo.run MojoSetup file. Which should I choose? What are the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Windows Snap Feature

When I first installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32.bit from a Live-CD without internet connection and any updates the snapping feature worked fine for windows of all applications. However, after some updates ...
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Why are there no alternate CDs? [duplicate]

In trying to download the latest release, I see there are no alternate CDs available. Previously I have needed them in order to install with a linux software raid root. Does the lack of alternate ...
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I have 6 updates that won't install on Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm an Ubuntu novice, so any help here is greatly appreciated. I'm running 12.04, and I have six updates that just won't install. I've tried Update Manager, sudo apt-get upgrade, and sudo apt-get ...
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Can't install Ubuntu since 10.10

When I try to install ubuntu on my notebook from a disk, I get the screen that asks be what I want to do, (boot live, install etc)... no matter what I do, when I get to the point where I select an ...
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How to install Google Earth on Ubuntu 11.10?

I found a tutorial, but it explicitly notes that it is for 11.04. Based on your own experience, is it also applicable to 11.10? Based on your own experience, does it work to just download and ...
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“kernel panic not syncing out of memory and no killable process”

I'm installing Ubuntu Server 10.04 on a Pentium 3 with 256 MB RAM, I select install, continue with the process and when I see the "configuring apt sources" progress bar then I got the error: "kernel ...
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Installing Maya on Ubuntu Linux

Installing Autodesk Maya on Ubuntu is possible, but can be a bit challenging. Assuming that one already has the required specs and a solid graphics card driver installed, how can it be done?
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Which Java should I install?

I've seen many articles about HOW to install Java. My question is WHICH one should I install for Java development? OpenJDK 6, OpenJDK 7, Oracle Java 6, or Oracle Java 7? Some sites tell me to install ...
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Is there a way to hide the Messaging Tray in GNOME Shell?

I find the Messaging Tray (the bottom bar) in GNOME Shell rather inconvenient. I'm looking for a way to disable it. KRSNA 2 ZED seems to have written an extension for doing just that, but I don't know ...
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Install Ubuntu 10.10 server from USB (with GRUB4DOS)

I have had no problem installing Ubuntu desktop when I boot off a live USB, but the server version has given me some trouble. I think it has to do with the way GRUB handles drivers. When the server ...
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How to install Ubuntu on a CR-48 Chromebook?

A few weeks ago my chromebook got crazy and its OS got corrupted for an unknown reason. I'd like to instal Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on it using a bootable USB pendrive, but since it is not the usual ...
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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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How can I encrypt the entire disk on alternate installation?

Is it possible to install Ubuntu 11.04 with full disk encryption? Previously versions have had an alternate install cd with a text interface where you could enable encryption for your drives. This ...
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How to install ubuntu-restricted-extras without ttf-mscorefonts-installer

I want to install the restricted codecs to enable .mp3 playback and so on, in Totem, I attempted to install the metapackage, ubuntu-restricted-extras but it wants to install the ...
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What happens when I press buy button in software center?

Just for my curiosity, what are processes happening,when I press buy button in software center ? . I just noticed that it updates software cache when I pressed buy button. It means it adds a temporary ...
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How do I set up a network installation?

I want to know if the official 700MB installation images can be used to do a network installation. What would be the easiest way to do it?
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How do I configure gnome-screensaver?

I am on ubuntu 12.10 and installed gnome-screensaver but I can't find any way to configure them or launch gnome-screensaver-preferences. f1. I installed and got away with xscreensaver, now want to ...
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Can I get an image containing both Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Server?

I am a professor teaching operating systems. The students find it convenient to use a GUI in Ubuntu. However, after installing Ubuntu Server, they have to install Ubuntu Desktop. This requires ...