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How to install GUI desktop on a server?

After installing Ubuntu server how do I install the desktop environment?
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need help errors and lots of missing packages ubuntu 13.10

i am running ubuntu 13.10 on an msi notebook, i am in no way computer literate and to try and fix one small problem i have unintentionally gotten in way over my head, created more problems and am in ...
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Can't install Spotify for Ubuntu 12.10

As the title says, I can't install spotify. I've googled for answers but nothing was relevant to the case. Another problem is that I can't install wine (so I have to install Spotify through Terminal). ...
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Error while installing packages

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I'm encountering error in installing any package using apt-get. I've tried steps given in various forums, but couldn't resolve the error. For example, if I install kcachegrind, ...
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Broken packages and can't run -f install

After I installed codeblocks it started giving me error I'm getting loads of errors. I'm new to Ubuntu( from windows) sudo dpkg --configure -a dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of ...
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Wine won't install although I've never installed it before. (12.10)

For some reason, whenever I try to install Wine it says that the packages are corrupt: The following packages have unmet dependencies: wine : Depends: wine1.5 but it is not going to be installed E: ...
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how to install packages with apt-get on a system connected via proxy?

I've got an Ubuntu 11.10 system connected via a proxy to the internet, and I would like to install packages via apt-get. When I try to do that I get this error message: sudo apt-get install ...
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How do I create a PPA for a working program?

Let's assume I have a working application written in C, C++ or Python. I want to create a Launchpad PPA so others can easily install it from a package. Please give step by step instructions for doing ...
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Initialising the Build Environment for Android on 64-bit 12.04

I am looking to initialise the build environment for the AOSP codebase (or for that matter, any Android source), and one of the first steps in the process is to; $ sudo apt-get install git gnupg flex ...
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Installing JHBuild on UBuntu

I wish write GUI applications using PYGTK on my Ubuntu 13.10 which I installed recently. This is my first Linux OS so please be gentle with your jargon. I tried to import pygtk but couldn't because ...
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Is KdepimLibs 4.12.44 package available now?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10, Linux version 3.11.0-15-generic (buildd@roseapple) (gcc version 4.8.1 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.8.1-10ubuntu8) ). To build one of the application I need KdepimLibs5-dev 4.12.44. But ...
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unable to locate package cgroups-lite

$ sudo apt-get install cgroups-lite [sudo] password for neethu: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package cgroups-lite
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How to remove latest kernel without removing linux itself

I have found my machine to be unstable with 3.2.0-58. Since starting to run 3.2.0-57 my machine has been much more stable, and I would like to remove 3.2.0.58 from my machine, partly so that I boot ...
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How to reinstall a package

I am getting this while installing libebml3: Errors were encountered while processing: libebml3:i386 Error in function: dpkg: error processing libebml3:i386 (--configure): Package is in a very bad ...
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How to make package management more efficient when package versions in Ubuntu are lagged? [duplicate]

ORIGINAL TITLE: Why are package versions in Ubuntu so lagged? How to make package management more efficient? (edited to avoid duplicate questions, see comments below) Backgroud: I started using ...
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ARM Chroot installing xfce fails, packages named different

I am trying to install xfce within an ARM chroot, most packages download fine however a handful error out, after looking at the packages in the repo I have found that what apt-get is trying to get ...
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Ubuntu Saucy: What is the default console tool for parsing XML?

I used xmllint package for parsing xml files. Also, I know, that we can use xml2, xmlstarlet too. But I do not see those packages in Ubuntu Saucy. Does Saucy contain any default xml parsers? I ...
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Unmet dependencies and broken packages

I use Ubuntu 12.04 on a 64-bit computer. When I try to install anything, the following happens: $ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs Leyendo lista de paquetes.0.. Hecho Creando árbol de dependencias ...
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Can't uninstall klibc-utils

I'm beginer of the linux and I have got the following problem on Ubuntu 12.04. When I'm trying to uninstall the klibc-utils, I get the following error. The following packages have unmet ...
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Install Elixir to System

How can I install Elixir on Ubuntu 13.04 so that I can easily use it from the command line and update it easily by cloning git. I have installed Erlang 16 by getting package from here Erlang ...
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Contributing to Ubuntu packages

I'm using the SFML library which - wasn't at all tedious but - took about 30 minutes to get it configured properly. Now the library is available using apt-get, but it installs an earlier version. Is ...
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My ubuntu version is showing ubuntu 13.04 version

My ubuntu version is showing ubuntu 13.04 version,but inside of sourcelist is showing like this below screen shot even i can't download many packages.
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change directory during Install of deb packages for libreoffice 4.2 producing no file found cmd line

I am sure I am missing something simple here so apologies in advance if I missed the answered somewhere else. I am relatively new to linux, have had ubuntu 12.04.4 lts installed for about 2 years ...
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Remove packages Ubuntu 12.04

I'm doing a bit of cleaning on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I've noted that when I install a package (via apt-get install packageName), the depends and recommends packages linked at this package are also ...
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Ubuntu Will Not Boot: “Fatal server error: no screens found”

I've been getting an annoying problem after restarting my laptop, Ubuntu fails to boot. It will hit the purple loading screen with the Ubuntu logo and dots but goes black after this. So far I know ...
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Why one of the package s I've installed is unaccessible in Guake Terminal?

I installed Rails framework (Ruby on Rails) on my Ubuntu. Today after I installed Guake Terminal, and I called Rails command in it => The program 'rails' is currently not installed Rails still ...
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FeedingBottle and Fern's Wifi Cracker aren't showing up after being installed

I got Lubuntu (Release 12.04 (precise) 32-bit,Kernel Linux 3.2.0-58-generic,GNOME 3.4.2). I got the deb for both FeedingBottle and Fern's Wifi Cracker. Both look like they installed correctly, no ...
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How to downgrade a package using dpkg

I want to downgrade some packages. I search and find How to downgrade packages on Ubuntu? and this Need to downgrade a package with many dependents and this How to Downgrade a Package via apt-get?. ...
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How do I download and install Opera in 12.04?

I've heard that we can use it. Then how can I install it because I dont see it in the Ubuntu Software Center.
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How to directly download a source package installation package tarball from a URL?

This is my first question. Quick background: I am an undergrad doing a bioinformatics class in which we use Linux. I have minimal background in Linux and I am having an issue with one of the problems ...
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libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 package

In my software I am using libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 package, which is necessary for proper running of my Software. I had this package installed on all my Laptops. But when I tried to install the Software on ...
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Problem installing libxplc package on Ubuntu 13.10

I am trying to install the libxplc package using sudo apt-get install libxplc but getting message Unable to locate package libxplc, please tell me what should i do.
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installing a new package in Ubuntu Linux

I have a problem with installing a new package in Ubuntu, I want to install library pcrafter, and I have downloaded the files from here (crafter-0.2.tar.gz) but when I use this command " sudo apt-get ...
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working with command hp-plugin for printer

I am having a scanner/printer which needs hp-plugin, it is installed,some how I have forgotten what went wrong during installation because when I try to run sudo hp-plugin I get following error ...
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can't access ubuntu.com or launchpad [duplicate]

I can't access ubuntu.com, kubuntu.org, ubuntugnome.org, xubuntu.org, and launchpad.net, and the apt-get repositories, from any computer on my local network. isitdownrightnow.com says it's up, and ...
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Answering debconf questions from a custom GUI in Python? (Custom Front-end)

I'm writing an app that should enable the user to install some additional packages when needed. I'd like to create a custom GUI that collects the packages debconf questions along with some other ...
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How to download, modify, build and install a Debian source package?

If I want to make minor changes to the source code of a Debian package, how do I go about downloading, incrementing the package version, building the (modified) source, and installing it on my ...
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Errors found when installing a sigproc4.3 on Ubuntu

When I tried installing sigproc4.3 (http://sigproc.sourceforge.net/), I found an error: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lgcc_s I tried; sudo /sbin/ldconfig -p | grep libgcc and that libgcc_s.so.1 ...
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How do I deal with “unauthenticated sources” errors in the Software Center?

Any install that I'm trying through the Software Center is telling me: Requires installation of untrusted packages: The action would require the installation of packages from not authenticated ...
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Fixing Broken Packages— /tesseract-ocr-osd_3.02-2_all.deb [duplicate]

I am trying to install the scanner driver of my new canon Pixma MP230 printer. I was getting an error message of a broken package. I did sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade all when ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.4 Server Fails to Update Packages

For more than a week, I have had a problem installing updates for my Ubuntu Server. From what I can see, it seems to think that there is a storage issue, but there is more than 100 gigs left on the ...
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Is there a native Picasa version for Linux? How can I install it?

How can I install Google Picasa 3.9 or whatever the latest version is. I don't want the Wine version, I want the native Linux version. I'm trying to avoid using programs via Wine because it is very ...
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Cannot install any package using apt

It seems that some packages on my Ubuntu (Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS, lucid) are broken, preventing me from installing any new packages. I have gone through similar questions in this site, but all proves ...
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run FileZilla package [closed]

I'm new on Debian and Linux, I installed FileZilla but I don't know how to run it. whene I execute : dpkg -l | grep -i "filezilla" I get ii filezilla-common 3.7.3-1 ...
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Where can I find introductory material for using the command line? [duplicate]

I've been very interested in Linux for a while now and Finally decided to install Ubuntu on my machine. I was wondering is there any sites or PDFs links were I could get an intro into running ...
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Want to acess /var/cache/apt/archives manully in file folders [duplicate]

I want to copy some archives offline in archives folder, so please help me. Currently I am using ubuntu 13.04 And also suggest me how can I directly install software in Ubuntu like in Windows - ...
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Dependency which is missing, however package not broken?

The context I wanted to audit my installed packages. I created a Python helper invoking dpkg-query, to create a packages database using Python dictionary and lists. The helper is smart enough to ...
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Install package to specified directory, e.g, some where under /home

I do not want packages to be installed under /. (sudo apt-get install ...). The reason why I need to do this is that: My '/' is mounted with my SSD(16GB) and my hard disk(500GB) is mounted at ...
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Get list of installed packages?

I want to have a list of all packages that are installed on my server but the command dpkg --get-selections > ~/Package.list doesnt do anything! When i execute it there is no file called ...
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Updates of manually installed packages

If I install a package from an deb-file, because I want a newer version than available in the repositories, will they get updated when in the ubuntu repositories more recent versions are available?