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Toggle synaptic touchpad with double tap on a corner

I've got a new HP G42 and it features a led indicator on the touchpad's top left corner and (in windows, with the vendor's driver) it allowed me to tap twice in that corenr to toggle the touchpad and ...
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How do I install `Platypus` (and NaturallySpeaking 12 Premium) on Ubuntu 13.10 x64?

For the record, I have all of the following packages installed on my machine: wine wine-gecko1.4 wine-gecko1.4:i386 wine1.4 wine1.4-amd64 wine1.4-dev wine1.4-i386-i386 winetricks I created a ...
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Dual Boot unable to find a medium containing a live file system

i am facing this problem once i try to install Ubuntu as a dual boot with my windows 8.1. I have been reading posts all day long and have tried pretty much everything i can think of. I am an Ubuntu ...
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Cannot access Horizon Dashboard after log out

I have installed OpenStack on Ubuntu 12.04 Server on Virtual Box following the tutorial from here Everything was set up well and I was also able to access Horizon Dashboard. But when I power off VM ...
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How to make an iso image for the current installed ubuntu?

I usually install Ubuntu 12.10 beside windows on the same machine, and sometimes I have a problem with windows 7 so I have to reinstall it and then reinstall Ubuntu. When that happens I need to ...
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Problem starting up from Win 7 boot disk on Ubuntu 13.10

I am a noob Ubuntu user. Over the past few months of using Ubuntu 13.10 on my laptop, I have reached a breaking point with myriad incompatibilities and no longer wish to use it. I am not running a ...
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Unable to install java sdk, via java_ee_sdk-7-jdk7-linux-x64.sh

I read through many of the Q/A regarding installing Java on ubuntu, i am not satisfied hence this post. I did the following, downloaded java ee SDK 7, from oracle.com . sudo chmod a+x ...
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Compiling CBLAS undefined reference to `pthread_create' pthread_join'

I am compiling CBLAS using 'make all' command but it's giving me following error. gfortran -o xscblat1 c_sblat1.o c_sblas1.o ../lib/cblas_LINUX.a /usr/lib/libblas.a ...
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How to install Ubuntu on OSX Mavericks?

I burned a dvd with Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit a few months ago and I dont know how to install it. I have followed the instructions given here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/install-desktop-latest ...
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How do I get a Canon MG5550 printer to work under Ubuntu 12.04?

My old Canon printer has just died and I've replaced it with a Canon MG5550 inkjet printer. I run Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have downloaded drivers into my Download file but am stuck. What do I do next? ...
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Unknown command hwmatch, installation error?

Yesterday I upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to Lubuntu 13.10. When I installed it I upgraded so I could keep my stuff. When I clicked Install it said there was no 1MB partition called Boot Loader. I ...
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“Problem booting GPT Grub2 on a BIOS based System” How to resolve?

I have an Intel D945GCCR Board with a 2GB Ram having discontinued support.Similarly I have an 500GB HDD with triple boot Windows XP, Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.04. Well the other day I came across the ...
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Video Drivers Reinstall

I was trying to fix Steam, as it was showing nothing but white in the client. I updated all the video drivers, and after I did that Steam refused to even load up, so I removed / uninstalled all my ...
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Help needed with Eazycap (somagic) PLEASE!

I followed this guide easycap-somagic-wiki installing both the Deb somagic-capture and the Deb somagic-capture-tools packages.I skipped both source installs and the "Downloading and building git ...
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After successful install of 12.04 on Win7 system, boots to grub cmd line

I have installed 12.04 x64 on a second hard drive in a system which already has Win7 installed on the first drive. When the installation process completed, I was prompted for a restart. I restarted ...
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Fresh installation of 12.04.3 or 13.04 always boots to terminal/graphical boot fail (AMD)

I'll just say that I am not experienced with Linux, and I've attempted to install Ubuntu on my Windows 8 UEFI laptop at least ten times this past month. I've tried the LTS 12.04 version which greeted ...
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Error /init line 7 - Cannot install any Debian based distros

I have an error while booting Ubuntu from live CD/USB. Since I can't copy and paste the console output during boot (or well, I don't know how to do it) I made a video that shows the error. I really ...
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I am finding it Impossible to install Ubuntu 13.04 stuck on splash screen

Ubuntu 13.10 (19 august 2913 daily build) works! I would prefer not using a in development version but it's ok, even if it's too instable in two months is going to be released. Even WiFi works out ...
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kernel panic not syncing out of memory and no killable processes

I have removed my old version of Ubuntu & Windows 7 by deleting the partitions using a bootable pen drive containing Ubuntu-13.04 to install the new version.The moment I restarted the system to ...
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How to fix “dl failure” / “invalid ELF header” error while installing MATLAB?

I tried installing MATLAB R2013a with this command: sudo ./install -javadir /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-openjdk-amd64/jre And I got this massege: Preparing installation files ... Installing ... ...
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Ubuntu video Issue when booting

I'm trying to help my friend out. Has anyone encountered the following with Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS upon booting:
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Hive installation error

I am trying to install #hive on ubuntu 10.04. I have successfully installed hadoop-1.0.4 (single node cluster). After setting path environment variable when i am trying to launch hive getting error ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.04 on hard drive with bad sectors

So I brought a second had laptop on the cheap, because I am very tight for money. Going to be getting a new hard drive in about a month or so but in the mean time I want to install Ubuntu 13.04 on the ...
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Questions about full disk encryption

Completely new user here, I've been reading for a couple of hours about ubuntu's full disk encryption but I just don't understand some basic points. When installing ubuntu's full disk encryption, ...
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SYSLinux Error on boot, ubuntu 13.04

Want to try out Ubuntu 13.04 on my HP Pavilion dv7 1132nr but I keep getting this error. SYSLINUX 4.06 EDD 2012-10-23 Copyright (C) 1994-2012 H: Peter Anvin et al First of all, a few things: I ...
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Recommended dual boot partitioning for Asus N56VM s4089V Windows 7 64bit

Being brand new to this, although I've done alot of research, I would like confirmation that what I want to do is achievable with the current disk partition I have on my laptop. Current set up via ...
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Why would 12.04(64bit) work, when 12.10(64bit) doesn't?

The problem is, that running and installing 12.10 doesn't work. I've done following tests: Installed 12.10 32-bit. It's working. Installed 12.04 LTS 64-bit. It's working. Upgrading from 12.04 64bit, ...
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Installing software in kubuntu

I have recently installed kubuntu. I am able to install softwares from muon software center. But when I try to do so from the terminal, I get errors. For instance on trying to update, I get: Err ...
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apt-get problem. Download stops [12.04]

When I apt-get update or install a software with apt-get install application. It works fine for few second then the download freezes. Same with Ubuntu software center. The download stops after 3 ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 12.04 - Can't reconize partitions

Here's my fdisk -lu Disk identifier: 0xbbc58b91 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 * 2048 1607679 802816 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sdb2 ...
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system-is -running-in-low-graphics on installing ubuntu

I get this error on just trying to install a clean install of ubuntu, I want to reformat the drive and install but cannot due to this video issue how can i resolve it? How to fix "The system is ...
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Installed Ubuntu 10.04 on USB - Now I need it on an HDD

I'm undoubtedly a newbie in all this. After reading so many reviews and pushed by a moody pogoplug set up at home (for backing up data and streaming of files), I tried to make my laptops and ipad ...
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How do I find out on which partition is my Windows?

I have fully functional Windows and Ubuntu that is broken (I accidentaly broke it) and want to do reinstall. With Live-CD, I can see: 3 NTFS partitions, one ext4 and one unknown. How do I find out ...
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No mouse after fresh install

I installed 12.04 64-bit on a 120GB SSD. I reboot after the install (no errors so far) and the mouse is not working. I tried depmod but this throws an error: /lib/modules/*****_generic is missing ...
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Check your internet connection

When I'm trying to install synaptics driver for touchpad, I'm getting the error of: Check you internet connection: Failed to fetch ...
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12.04.02 USB Installer, x86 works, x64 doesn't

so I downloaded both 32-bit and 64-bit flavors of 12.04.2 (MD5 checks out); don't want 12.10 since I prefer LTS. I used Universal USB Installer ...
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Problem Installing git kubuntu

I have installed both git and git-core using sudo apt-get install git git-core still when i try to run some git command on terminal, I get the following error message: The program 'git' is ...
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Is it possible to use the conditional arguments in a preseed?

I am trying to create a preseed.cfg that is usable for a CD based installation and a network based installation. I figured the easiest way to do this would be to use a bash conditional "if". As part ...
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Unable to run wubi on XP

I am trying to run wubi on Windows XP Professional 5.1 (Build 2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.120821-1629: SP 3) I have Administrator rights I downloaded wubi from here I have installed Python 3.2 and my PATH is ...
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samsung NP305V5A power adapter stops working at boot screen, shuts down unexpectedly while running

I am new to Ubuntu. I have installed wubi.exe for 12.04 LTS on my D: drive. Problem is when the login screen comes up at booting, my power adapter dies. If I unplug and plug it again immediately, it ...
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Frequency out of range

I am a entry level person for Ubuntu using 11.10 currently trying to install it on a hdd. I am facing the issue of "Frequency out of range" problem and i have followed this advice but the issue is ...
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Windows 7 not booting after installing Ubuntu 12.04 from wubi

I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 using live CD on my laptop (Lenovo Z580) which came with Windows7 pre-installed. While installing, I created partitions for root (15GB) as sda1 and swap (4GB) as sda2. ...
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How do I install CDK - The Chemical Development Kit from the tarball?

If you need to download the tarball yourself to know how to help me here's the file. I'm running 12.10 if it is relevant. I don't know where to go in installing CDK I know the README file says to ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu - Kernel panic

I was installing Ubuntu 12.10 but my computer shut down and every time I tried to install, showing the following:
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12.10 installation with LUKS encryption & LVM in EFI mode

I try to figure out how to perform an installation of Ubuntu 12.10 (EFI Mode) with LUKS encryption and LVM scheme. What I've done so far: Booted on a GParted Live CD 0.14.1-6 in "EFI mode only" (in ...
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how to install Gimpshop/Gimphoto in 12.04? (and what to remove first)

Here's what I've done: installed GIMP removed GIMP autoremoved GIMP downloaded Gimphoto .deb package I'm new to installing things out of terminal/software center. What did i miss? What ...
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Why does booting 12.10 dump me into GRUB?

I used the Ubuntu Windows installer to dual boot Ubuntu 12.10 and my already installed Windows 8. Ubuntu came up after the boot when the process was through with the installation. When I attempt to ...
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No option to install Ubuntu from USB

I've finally decided to delve into the world of LINUX, however I'm already experiencing problems before the installation. I followed the instructions to put Ubuntu on a USB stick. It IS on there and ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 12.10 without installing video drivers?

So I have an old (got it FREE) laptop that my mom gave me after she spilled coffee on it. I was able to clean it and get it running Windows XP. I was only able to do this by letting it BSOD and ...
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How do I prevent the installation to reboot without finishing?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my Windows 7 x64 computer with an USB flash drive. I have put the Ubuntu 12.10 desktop amd64 ISO on my USB flash drive using both Unetbootin and Universal USB Installer ...