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lock screen has turned to an old design

It's been two weeks since I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and today I found out my lock screen has turned to a very old design. like this image: I am new to Linux and I tried to fix the problem but I got ...
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What is the purpose of lock file? [duplicate]

I have seen a file named lock in /var/cache/apt/archives in my Ubuntu 14.04. This file has only root access. When I try to display the contents of this file using sudo nano lock the file seems empty. ...
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Computer not suspending when inactive in the main log-in prompt

My computer is set to automatically dim the screen and lock after 10 minutes, and suspend after an hour of inactivity. That works fine - but only once I've logged in. If I switch the computer on and ...
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How to lock without turning the screen (monitor) off?

Due to a recent bug, each time my screen turns off, I cannot get it back on. Currently, the screen starts turning off after the computer is locked - which effectively means that I cannot lock my ...
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Automatic Screenlock keeping screen on, ignoring timeout setting

I'm on a Macbook Air 4,1 running 14.04, with surprisingly minimal trouble so far. However there is an issue with the screen - when I set the 'Lock' on, in 'Brightness and Lock', when I close the lid, ...
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shlock not found

I'm trying to use a script for backing up btrfs, and it uses shlock here is the script: btrfs-subvolume-backup now it says i need the inn package, and I've triedn installing it, but still no shlock ...
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Lubuntu Screen Locking Issue

I have a laptop running Lubuntu. When I leave it for about 10-20 minutes, the screen auto-locks. I can unlock it the first time, but I can not unlock it after that. Instead, I need to force reboot the ...
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14.04 keystrokes don't register at screen lock

I have a ps2/usb Linksys KVM switch and a Belkin usb keyboard. At screen lock, keystrokes don't register at "password" on lock screen. When I switch to a CTL+ALT+F1 screen, my keystrokes register ...
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Restrict access to windows system files

I have both Ubuntu and windows 8 in my PC, i just want to make sure that i don't accidentally delete windows files. Is there a way to do so?? Maybe a partition locking tool or anything. Is there a ...
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Folder Lock in Ubuntu and Windows [duplicate]

Is there any way i can password protect or lock folder in ubuntu that can also be opened in windows 8?? I am using windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04
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Reason of removing apt/dpkg/lock & apt/archives/lock

Is it possible to install multiple packages by deleting " Using apt & dpkg in the same time ". dpkg/lock & /archives/lock The Ubuntu Developers made it for reason "that you can not ...
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Suspend from keyboard at lock screen

I have a Logitech DiNovo Edge wireless keyboard with a suspend button. This button does work properly most of the time when the screen is unlocked on the last few Ubuntu versions (included 14.04). ...
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Unable to use webcams

I have 3 webcams attached to my laptop for a c++/opencv project and my program crashed. Now it keeps giving warnings that "device or resource busy". I suspect this is a OS level error. Is there any ...
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Lubuntu enforces screen lock

I can't disable screen lock in Lubuntu. In Power management I have it unchecked. There is another option "Enable light locker" in the "Light locker settings". I also have this unchecked but I still ...
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Too Many Lock Screens

I installed a few different GUI environments for Ubuntu 14.04 and I finally settled on KDE. However, when I lock my desktop and come back to it I have to sign in twice... I have two different ...
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How do I unlock /var/lib/dpkg/lock? [duplicate]

I attempted to install dropbox on my Ubuntu system, but now I am unable to install or uninstall any software. I get this error: E: Unable to lock the administration directory /var/lib/dpkg/lock? I ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 locks mouse and keyboard after lid is closed

When I close the lid and after open it, the unblock screen, mouse and keyboard is locked. The laptop needs to be restarted by power button. Can someone help me?
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Ubuntu 14.04 can not recover from lock screen or suspend but goes to black screen

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on HP Z400 w/s. After a lock display or suspend, the screen goes black, pressing any key doesn't display any box to enter my password to unlock screen or do a normal shutdown. ...
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Can't see desktop

I tried to remove the guest account following the instructions on this page Removing Guest Session at login in Ubuntu 14.04 I followed the steps and then restarted the laptop. As usual the Lenovo ...
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Keyboard Shortcut not Appearing in Keyboard

I'm trying to play Minecraft (A video game) that makes use of F3. However, I'm on a laptop which requires you to hold down FN in order for a F# key to be registered. The problem is that Ubuntu ...
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error while installing package [duplicate]

E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
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Lock-screen to take a picture after incorrect password [duplicate]

Is there a way to modify the lock screen to show a custom message and/or take a picture (/w the webcam) when incorrect password was typed in? (Like it was shown in the movie Goodbye World) (And does ...
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Protecting other partitions from ubuntu

I want to protect from inside ubuntu the other partitions i have on my pc. Where protects means not to be able to access them from inside the ubuntu os and only from inside that os. Protecting by ...
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How to restrict account access temporarily ubuntu

I need to temporarily lock accounts for couple of users on my Ubuntu server. What would be the best way to do this? Reason for doing this is a maintenance. However for some users the accounts need to ...
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Are you a root? [duplicate]

If I want to install a program by: sudo apt-get install package_name I always get the error: E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (2 No such file or directory) E: Unable to ...
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How to unlock file, locked by a process

The file is locked by a process, java in my case. I only want the lock to be released. lsof | grep /home/user/workspace1 A temporary solution was to 'End Process' from 'System Monitor'. But ...
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Click lock on Ubuntu 12.04

I am a new Ubuntu user and I really miss my click lock feature from Windows. Basically, what I need is this: I click on my left mouse button for 1 second (or an other small time interval) With the ...
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I want to lock my folder with password in Ubuntu 12.04. [duplicate]

I want to lock my folder with password in Ubuntu 12.04. Is there any software for folder lock? Please suggest me how can i make this thing. Thanks in advance
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Lost the ability to tether my iPhone to my laptop [duplicate]

I recently upgraded the operating system on my iPhone 4s. When I did I lost the ability to tether my phone to my laptop. My laptop is an old Lenovo t61 that I keep in my car. It's a really rouged ...
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Unable to create lock file when starting mongod via upstart

I'm trying to set up my mongodb upstart script to work as an arbiter, but I'm having permission problems when trying to create the lock file in the data directory: Tue Apr 1 17:11:01 [initandlisten] ...
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faillog command doesn't work for all users

I set faillog to lock my users after 3 login attempt failures, but it works only for users belong to "sudo group" I searched the faillog(8) man page for ubuntu 13.04 in http://manpages.ubuntu.com , ...
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Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/) [duplicate]

E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
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Clicking on “Shut Down” system is displaying “Lock” and “Log Out” button

My OS is Ubuntu 13.10 (32 bit) Problem Description: Clicking on Shut Down from the ubuntu top panel , system is displaying Lock and Log Out button. Even both the buttons (i.e. Lock and Log Out) are ...
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How to launch program on lock and close it on unlock [duplicate]

Have siblings who like to "play" with my laptop by waking it from suspension and then typing random keys on the keyboard into the password field. Afterwards, they always deny it. I plan to install ...
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Unity is locked, you can not remove icons or move them

Issue the following, I can not change the order of icons on the unity, nor their sleep or anything to add that it would be "locked", the programs run.
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The screen dosn't dim and go blank after specified system iddle time. Ubuntu 13.10

After upgrading from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 the screen does not dim and go blank after specified idle time in System Settings -> Brightness & Blocking. The PC is Lenovo Ideapad Z580A. Video mode is ...
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Cannot mount iPod touch to Ubuntu due to Lockdown errors

I sit before you with the common question of how to sync an iPod 5G or any iDevice to Ubuntu 13.10. I have asked Apple tech support many a time aswell as their online chat and it has yielded no info ...
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Put monitor to sleep when locked?

Whenever Ubuntu 13.10 locks: Instead of making the monitor go black and the power button (on the monitor) turn orange like Windows did. It loses connection to the computer and shows me the Dell ...
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What is the role of lock files in a system?

I can see there are many lock file here and there in my system. What is the exact role and purpose of those lock files? In my system I got this list, /run/lock/whoopsie/lock /proc/sys/dev/cdrom/lock ...
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screen keeps black in ubuntu 13.10 when it must come out of sleep mode

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on a completely new machine, was fresh installed. After a while, while not working on it, the screen turns black, when you try to work again, you can't exit the black screen, ...
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How to lock a folder from terminal

Is there any way to lock a folder from terminal(protected with password) without using any third party applications like truecrypt,crypteeper nor giving user permissions. It was just like whenever a ...
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iOS 7 Locked Bug via Ubuntu 13.10

I wanted to bring up an issue with the latest Ubuntu release that I hope can be solved. Although I will agree with the community that iOS 7 is not the most open platform release, it still is my desire ...
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How do I resolve a lock problem in GNOME?

I have an awful lot of problems on my system, but this seems to be the starting point. So I'd like to start with it, I'll ask the rest later. Whenever I'm trying to perform a command, I get a ...
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Where is my lock file? mysql [duplicate]

Below is my console out put I have no idea how to proceed with this, Can anyone provide some direction? apt-get install mysql-server Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Changing Gnome Lock Screen

Ubuntu 13.04 Gnome Desktop: 3..6.2 Does anyone now if it is possible to add this specific lock theme with the above versions? I can't find the "apps/gnome-screensaver" referenced in the ...
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lock var lib folder

Hi I installed a program ant between install it disconnected from internet and when I want to install program i can not and give this error what shoud I do? Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - ...
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Computer freezes [closed]

Sometimes my computer crashes and I'm able not able to do anything. I try to use CTRL + SHIFT + F1 or CTRL + RSYS + REISUB but these workarounds don't work. Here is my syslog. Could you help me?
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Mousepad “Lock when hit”

All right, I don't know how to say this, but I will try my best! When i used Windows 7, I could touch my mousepad and "emulate" a left-click, but when I do this in Ubuntu, the mousepad temporarily ...
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Is there a way to lock a specific application, in ubuntu, with 'sudo' method

For instance, if I needed to lock firefox, and whenever someone needs to access it (under the same username as mine) the usual sudo password prompt should appear. I have disabled password prompt by ...
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How to fix ubuntu 12.10 brightness and lock icon

When clicking on the brightness and lock icon, the system settings just closes but never open brightness and lock.