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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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How to install gnomebaker?

How to install gnome baker?After downloading the software-files,I can't find the executed file or how to navigate to launch to install it. Thanks
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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 ...
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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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How to install heartbeat?

I need to setup a Linux cluster. For that, heartbeat is used in CentOS. Is there a heartbeat package for Ubuntu as well, and if so, how can I install it?
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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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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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“Not a COM32R image” error when trying to install from a USB key

Not a COM32R image boot is a message that the console infinitely keeps spitting out when I try to install Ubuntu 10.04 from a USB. I created the USB using the StartupDiskCreator in 11.04. What is ...
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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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How do install Ubuntu over Windows7?

I have successfully installed Ubuntu 12.04 but I didn't see the windows outlined by the numbered installation walk-through: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-desktop-long-term-support I ...
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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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MySQL Access denied for user 'root' while using LAMP

I'm just want to install lamp server + phpmyadmin normally in case of when setting up mysql i get this error: ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO) I ...
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“Failed to create swap space” error during installation

I've been trying to install Ubuntu for the past two days or so, but I've been running into a problem: every time I run the installation program on the LiveCD, I always get the same (or a very similar) ...
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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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how to get LAMP offline installer?

Where can I download the latest Apache, MySQL and PHP offline installers (maybe .deb)? (both x64 and x86, if available) I'm currently on Windows, and can't switch to Ubuntu and use apt-get download ...
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Can't remove GPT data from MBR

I am having difficulty getting the Ubuntu installer (and gparted) to recognize the partitions on my MBR type disk. Other operating systems and disk tools read the disk structure and the files on it ...
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How can I install specific version of MYSQL

I'm trying to install mysql-server 5.0. because I want to install a program which depend on this version. I've surfed the net to find a solution but none of them worked. I'm really disappointed. I ...
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ERROR: The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI 1 0,0,0 sda failed

I keep getting the error message "The ext4 file system creation in partition #1 of SCSI 1 0,0,0 sda failed" when trying to install from a USB flash drive. My hard drive is brand new and is totally ...
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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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cmath: No such file or directory #include <cmath>

I downloaded and try to installed the package "wfconvert" from this link http://qmcpack.cmscc.org/tutorials/bulk-solid. but I got some error. here what I did: copy the wfconvert folder in root "/" ...
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installing ubuntu with full disk encryption including encrpyted boot on i-USB Pendrive ii-A regular HDD

Hi how to install Ubuntu 12.04+ with full disk encryption including encrypted boot partition : a- to a USB drive ie. 16GB or 32GB b- to a HDD
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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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What BIOS settings must I change on a Compaq dc5750 small form factor to install Ubuntu?

HP Compaq dc5750 small form factor Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2.0GHz 2GB 160GB On starting the system it displayed this message: If you are running Unix, you need to configure your system using the ...
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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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Alternative way to download and install Ubuntu Touch (dual boot) on Nexus 4

Since I have connection issues (I live in China, where nothing will download properly except if provided a mirror inside China), I have downloaded the Clockworkmod Recovery image for mako, the ...
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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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Optifine not working

I have Minecraft 1.5.2 and Java 6 and I realized that I could not install or use Optifine. Can anyone help?
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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 ...
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How to install Kodak 3250 printer driver?

My system is Ubuntu 13.04 and I have a Kodak 3250 AIO printer. The test paper printed great and that's it. I found c2esp_25c-1_i386.deb printer driver from SourceForge. Trying to install w/USC I get ...
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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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How to change port number utorrent in ubuntu?

I just installing Utorrent in ubuntu but I want to change the port number localhost:8080 to localhost:8085 because my apache geronimo server using that port number. can i change the port number? ...
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Windows 8 doesn't start after installing ubuntu 13.10

I've just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Acer AspireOne D255E alongside an old installation of Windows 8. After the Ubuntu install, I started Windows and Ubuntu without problems but suddenly I tried to ...
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How to install Virtual box on Ubuntu [duplicate]

Can someone help me install Virtual box on my Ubuntu machine? (12.10). I know you can install it from the software centre but I read somewhere that their are more files to add or something? Can ...
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Step to step how to install Cinelerra

I have some problems installing cinelerra on my Ubuntu 11.10. I tried to follow some guides on the internet but none of them worked. How do I install it?
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USB boot problems

I try to install Ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop using thumb drive, but it fails with though I use the standard Startup Disk Creator utility. Laptop model: DELL Studio 1536 What is the problem ...
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Installing gflags 12.04

I want to install libgflags-dev. According to this launchpad link, it is present in the ubuntu repositories : https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gflags and ...