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Why is Unity a “slow” desktop environment?

Background First of all, this is not a question about opinions. I am assuming that we are talking about Unity 3D and on a computer with decent graphics configuration. By "desktop environment", I am ...
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How can I make NetworkManager ignore my wireless card?

I do not want NetworkManager to list or manipulate my wireless card. Can I hide its interface from NetworkManager somehow? I have tried adding this in /etc/network/interfaces, iface wlan0 inet ...
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I ran 11.04 on a Mac and I loved it. Why does it look different on a PC?

I booted a Ubuntu 11.04 live CD on a Mac and I fell in love with the interface. So I decided to install it on my PC. Imagine my dismay when the interface was just the blah standard Windows style ...
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How do I find what kernel module is behind a network interface?

How do I find out what kernel module is used for any given network interface?
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How to rename an Ethernet interface?

As my built-in NIC was not supported by Ubuntu out-of-the-box I was forced to use a USB NIC for temporary installation-time Internet connection. And the USB NIC has taken the eth0 name making the ...
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Will my current Gnome desktop be preserved when upgrading to 11.04

I was wondering since Ubuntu 11.04 will include Unity as the default interface, if (when the time comes) I upgrade to 11.04 from 10.10 will my current desktop setup be preserved somewhere, so in case ...
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Bridge interfaces and KVM

I have an Ubuntu server with and a VM using KVM. The plan is that the server and the VM have a static IP address. I tried to change /etc/network/interfaces combining some of the examples available to ...
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How is the loopback device implemented?

The loopback networking interface is a virtual network device implemented entirely in software. But how is this implementation actually accomplished and how do you manipulate it? As far as ...
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Terminal: sudo: apt-get: command not found

Lately some really bad things have been happening with my computer, having to do with lack of icons and all kinds of bad things going with my graphical interface. All the bad things in the appeal are ...
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Network bonding isn't working correctly

Hey guys I'm having trouble setting up Ubuntu Bonding, following this guide. My interfaces file looks like this: auto eth0 iface eth0 inet manual bond-master bond0 auto eth1 iface eth1 inet ...
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Bind a port to a network interface

Is it possible to bind an arbitrary port, say 1337, to a specific NIC? I have 2 NICs, one configured for IPv4, the other for IPv6. I want to ensure that whenever port 1337 is used, it goes through ...
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Why do the interfaces show ipv6 address along with ipv4

I have manually specified only ipv4 address for my interfaces. But all the interfaces automatically show inet6 address as well. Does it mean that ubuntu starts an ipv6 tunnel by default. If it does, ...
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Is running Cinnamon on Lubuntu a good idea?

I dont really want to use linux mint 14 cinnamon, but I love the interface. Is it a good idea to stick to Ubuntu and run cinnamon on it? Does it work 100% fine? Another thing: is it a good idea to ...
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configure a network interface into promiscuous mode

I am working on ubuntu 12.04 lts server on vmware workstation. I need to configure my network interface to work in promiscuous mode. This is my configuration auto eth1 iface eth1 inet manual up ip ...
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why is network interface loaded as “rename3”?

My ubuntu 13.04 machine (ASUS M2n32SLI deluxe mobo) is loading one of two interfaces on the motherboard as "rename3". The other interface is eth0. No cable connected on eth0. Why is this so ? How do ...
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Where is the gnome option to display icons in menus?

I used to go to "System >> Preferences >> Appearance >> Interface", but I can't find that tab on Lucid or Maverick.
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Trying to configure eth0 and eth1 but Failed to bring up eth1

Trying to do below on Ubuntu 12.04. Trying to configure eth0 and eth1, eth0 works fine, but failed to bring eth1. Below is the settings /etc/network/interfaces: auto eth0 eth1 iface eth0 inet ...
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Full-screen, transparent, toggle-able terminal for Ubuntu? (Like Quake/Visor)

I want to toggle a full-screen transparent terminal on some hotkey, so that when you close it, it just minimizes in the panel/tray but remains loaded in memory. For example, Visor on Mac OS X:
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Is there a way to get OSX style file previews in the file browser?

In the default file browser of osx, pressing space will preview the file in question. Is there already something similar that I haven't found, or is there a way to add the functionality to Ubuntu?
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Wireless configuration using /etc/network/interfaces documentation

I followed the tutorial here and was able to properly configure my network: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=202834&page=181 I know of the documentation in ...
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interface device name em1 to eth0 linux 14.04 lts

I Have installed Linux 14.04 lts. I am getting interface device name as em1 and eth0.I want to rename it as eth0 and eth1.
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What Interface Toolkit is being recommended for Ubuntu on Nexus7/Mobile Devices?

I understand this is a may be a very premature question given that the current build is for testing Ubuntu Core, but I have just bought a Nexus7 to join in with this Ubuntu on mobile adventure and ...
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How to get rid of annoying hover info in folder?

Here is the problem: In the attached picture the annoying hover info covers my file. I can't either do a right click or see the name. Only maximizing the window solves the issue, but can't do that ...
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How do I setup DHCP-Server interfaces so they are mapped/bridged to each other?

I have recently setup a DHCP-Server on an Ubuntu 10.04 server machine. The machine has two interfaces (eth0, eth1). I have the DHCP server setup correctly because computers connecting to the network ...
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Server bandwidth monitoring program having Web interface

I am looking around for a simple program that will log how much bandwidth has been used by my server. This should preferably be presented in a web interface. Information /summary/functionality I'm ...
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What affects the text color in Google Earth?

The text color in Google Earth (installed via Google's package) has recently changed to become unreadable: It hasn't always been this way, but I don't know what I did that caused it to change. ...
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Internet connection sharing without Network Manager

I followed these instructions for setting up a shared internet connection with iptables. Specifically, I: Added a network interface for my second NIC in /etc/network/interfaces like so: auto eth1 ...
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How do I get rid of the “The Software on this Computer is up to date” message after updates?

I'm a bit annoyed by the Update Manager. Since I upgraded from 12.04 I get this message, after installing updates: I Find it utterly useless. It just another thing that pops in my face. If an ...
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What is a “mono wrapper”?

I am a Linux enthusiast with some very basic programming experience and I am currently trying to set up a touch surface interface using Microsoft's Kinect and Simple Kinect Touch software. I am in the ...
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How do I get the notification icons I want in Unity?

I now have Unity 2D running on my laptop, and the jury is still out as to whether or not I keep it or go back to Gnome. One thing that is throwing me off is that I don't have the same notification ...
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Ubuntu sees 2.0 ports as 1.1?

I have an ASUS M5A78L-M LX V2 motherboard, the usb ports of which are all USB 2.0. I realised that my wireless USB card was working and connecting much faster connected to the front panel USB ports. ...
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Wireshark problem. Can't select default interface [duplicate]

I downloaded Wireshark from the Ubuntu 11.10 software center and when I start it and want to select default interface for capture in the list of interfaces are blank. I can't select default interface. ...
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ifquery working but not ifdown or ifup

I am trying to configure my network card in Ubuntu 14.04.2 using the /etc/network/interfaces file. The ifquery command works like a charm, always returns the right thing, but ifdown and ifup do not ...
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Using two ethernet connections (Internet enabled) simultaneously

I have searched and read over the Internet and also on askubuntu. I am using Ubuntu 11.04 and my question or the thing that I want to achieve is efficient use of both the connections and thus ...
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Unresponsive interface

Every once in a while the interface on the ubuntu box becomes unresponsive. The box has natty installed. The main menu on the top left and the taskbar icons on the top right cannot be clicked on. The ...
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KVM - Create a virtual machine with 2 bridges interfaces

Can someone please let me know to create a VM using KVM with 2 bridged interfaces. I have a server that has Eth0 and Eth1 configured and connects to 2 separate networks, I'd like to create a VM within ...
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Knowing the interface of ubuntu and editing them

Where are the files for the desktop or the interface that appears on the screen stored? And how can we edit them. How are they programmed? What programming language is used to built the interfaces?
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How to add some margin for icon space in Unity bar menu?

How do you add a little margin for icon space next to menu items in Unity bar menu? I'm trying to make menu items appear more consistently aligned when there are both menu items with/without icon in ...
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how can i turn network interface (localhost) on?

localhost is off on my machine. it's described in my /etc/network/interfaces: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto eth1 iface eth1 inet dhcp but when i run route route -n" with wireless off I ...
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Can't use two network interfaces at the same time

I have a problem. First of all, I wan to set up a server on Ubuntu 14.04. I have 2 interfaces: eth0 for dhcp server and eth1 for internet connection. But if I connect to two networks at the same time, ...
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How to remove Gimp logos from gimp interface?

I've just downloaded gimp. Inside the interface I find two gimp logos - same as in gimp application icon - one in the interface and second one in the toolbox. Its kind of annoying and I want to remove ...
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Help configure multiple network interfaces

I'm running Ubuntu inside a VM on my work laptop. I have to run my VPN software on my VM Host system and need access to my VPN network from within my Ubuntu VM. I can set my VM's network interface to ...
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Exotic graphical user interfaces for Ubuntu

What non-traditional graphical user interfaces currently run on Ubuntu? I don't mean hand-wringing over Gnome Shell and Unity, nor behind-the-scenes changes like Wayland. I mean something that the ...
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ifdown in cron bash script fails to run

I have a script that is run when a server (Ubuntu 14.04) boots up using @reboot in crontab (Under the root user) @reboot /bin/bash /root/init.sh >> /var/logs/vminit.log The script runs a ...
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wifi scanning results say No scan results

I'm trying to use wifi access in Ubuntu 12.04 and for some reason, I do not want to use network-manager. So, I removed it. What I'm trying to do is to see what kind of APs around me, so I issued the ...
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UI Changed, Can't Change It Back

The interface of many programs has changed to a "classic" look. Chrome, Firefox, and Virtual Box are three that I've noticed so far. Everything looks normal when I'm using the file manager or Ubuntu ...
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How do you make gnome-shell get out of the way in fullscreen apps?

I mostly like gnome-shell, and much prefer it to Unity at this point. (In reality, both are greatly lacking in polish.) However, when using fullscreen applications, I notice that the hot corners do ...
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How do i fix the buttons close minimize maximize?

sometimes the bar with close minimize maximize buttons dissapears im using 11.10 I messed with compiz once and deleted it it fixed the problem, but its back now it seems the bar crashes sometimes
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Restarting the IPv6 network stack without restarting the IPv4 network stack?

In Ubuntu I use SSH to log in to my webserver. The IPv4 side of things is configured and already works, I can log in from other machines. But I'd like to configure the IPv6 side of things while I'm ...
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How to use DHCP if available, otherwise use static IP

When my system boots it should check for a given interface (e.g. eth0) whether a DHCP configuration is possible respectively if DHCP server exists within the network. If yes, DHCP should be used. If ...