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re-install/ restoration how to? how to return to stock or downgrade [duplicate]

anyone know how to restore ubuntu to stock from terminal? or how to downgrade to 12.04, i installed 14.04 and nothing works. at all, exept for lynx on vt2. vt1 doesnt work for some reason. none of the ...
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SSH keys: How to start from scratch without reinstalling anything

I already have SSH functioning well with my server, to achieve this I have made edits to sshd_config and imported keys to my server. I am now planning to rejig my security, and would like to ...
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Settings reset every time laptop is restarted

I am using Ubuntu GNOME 13.10, and my settings always reset every time I restart my laptop! For example, Clementine library is back to empty, default browser is back to Firefox, etc. I need to set my ...
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Losing display after boot up

Newbie trying to use Ubuntu on Dell Computer with VGA display and TV as second monitor. In GUI I set an option that turned off both my screens. Now, when the system boots, the screens go blank. I can ...
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how to reset Ubuntu 12.04 root permissions?

I run this command "sudo chmod -R 777 /" by mistake. After restart, the OS became very wired, no internet access, many things doesn't work, can't open any software... is there any possible way to ...
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new password not accepted [duplicate]

I followed the steps for resetting the password on Ubuntu 13. It all worked until I entered a new password, then I got the message "Authentication manipulation error" -password unchanged. This was ...
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Set default resolution in Lubuntu

How does one set the default resolution in Lubuntu 12.04. I set it using both Arandr and the default resolution setter. Both times would reset after a reboot. How do I permanently set the resolution. ...
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Things to check after a hard reboot

My power got cut off while I had my battery off on my PC so it hard shut down. My question is is there anything I can do to check if the system got damaged or was doing something at the time which ...
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How to recover user data missing after reset of computer

I was trying to figure out how watch 4oD (as like many people it just loads forever and never actually plays anything) so I used the help on this page: 4oD (UK) - Can't stream I started with ...
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How to reset wifi settings?

I was experimenting with WiFi settings and after that I've set everything back but doesn't work as it was before. Is there a way to reset wifi setting as it was at the first start?
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How to clear ALL memory or reset a password on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I recently had Ubuntu 12.04 running on a PandaBoard ES. I set up a password with it to log in. Well, today I decided to wipe the OS off the SD card and re-install it. I formatted the SD card, ...
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How to revert unity and remove gnome desktop?

I just installed gnome in Ubuntu 13.10 following this article at www.omgubuntu.co.uk After reboot , weird things started happening : Gnome desktop always crashes (hang and unusable) no mouse cursor ...
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error mounting /dev/sda4 at /media/user/E: Command-line `mount -t “ntfs” -o

I forgot the password of my user login, so i read some forums and i did what they stated (as follows) : mount -rw -o remount / passwd user sync reboot -f Now I can login using my new password but I ...
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How to reset libreoffice dictionaries to factory defaults?

By mistake I have added a wrong word to my libreoffice dictionary. now I have checked my ignore list and it is not there but still if I type that wrong word it is not underlined as wrong. I want to ...
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how to automatically reset ubuntu after rebooting computer

I am working in a university and we are using ubuntu for all the computers. We are "updating" our students computers. What we would like to do is to reset our computers everytime after we reboot the ...
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Reset ubuntu to its default state

I'd like to delete all files and programs on ubuntu 12.10 except the preinstalled ones (in one word, I want to reset the system to it's default state). Is there any way to do this without ...
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Password reset but don't get passed login screen

I reset the admin password in recovery mode. When I try to log in after reboot, I remain in the login screen and don't get a wrong password message. Anybody knows what is going on? Thanks
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How can I reset Compiz settings to default?

I've installed CCSM and wanted to enable the wobbling window effect. This disabled some other things and suddenly I didn't have window borders any more... Following various instructions I found at ...
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Can't Authenticate in Software Center?!?! Please Help

Here is the sequence of events: I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 using a pendrive I set up a password that was very easy to remember. I then set up Ubuntu one, but never got the email. I then set up ...
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How to reset ifconfig counters?

When i run ifconfig eth0 see following lines: eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 08:00:27:42:81:a7 inet addr:10.0.2.15 Bcast:10.0.2.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: ...
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Erase and Install a fresh copy of Ubuntu to start over [duplicate]

I bought this hp mini off an old friend. well it has been running for quiet a while and it seems like since 2001 (that'as the recent modified dates seen on the files). This is my first laptop with ...
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Really Messed Up Icons

I deleted a file and all the icons got messed up, so I ran the commands : (12.10 restore default theme) gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme '' gsettings set ...
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How to reset Ubuntu user account password on chromebook? [duplicate]

I've read a lot on here and nothing seems to be helping me. I've just set up Ubuntu on my Acer Chromebook and I'm very noob atm. I don't remember setting a password or the system asking for one. I've ...
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Can't log on to Ubuntu from the stat page [duplicate]

Ubuntu is asking me for a password for the first time. I have always been using my name as the password, but now Ubuntu is treating that word as the user name, and is asking for a password. I have ...
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How to remove password recovery reset?

How can I remove the ability to reset passwords outside of Ubuntu. This probably is ill advised, but I already have set a really good password that I cannot forget with high entropy and 42 ...
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When I try to reset my password using root I couldn't type [duplicate]

When I try to reset my password from the root menu using the passwd command, it says "type new unix password", but I can't type. Please help!
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Resetting a USB device sitting behind an external HUB using usb_modeswitch

My goal is to reset a USB Device which is sitting on the External HUB. I want to reset only that particular device and in turn cause a reset to any other devices that are sitting the same external ...
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How to restart GPU without reboot (softreset)?

How do I restart the GPU from command line? Using a HP DV6 laptop with Ubuntu 12.04-64 and an ATI mobile GPU. Installed the standard ATI propriety drivers suggested by Ubuntu. When I close the lid, ...
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not able to reset to original ui color scheme in ubuntu 12.04 lts

04 lts and i have used either dconf-editor or something else to set foler background to some color rather than white background due to this my folder background sidev menu in explorer wvwn web ...
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Mouse stops switching between programs

After a period of time my mouse stops being able to switch between programs. The pointer is still there, and able to move, but when clicking on a program it doesn't interact with it until I press the ...
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Prevent processes from changing ifconfig settings for wired ethernet interface?

For speed, I often connect two computers directly through an ethernet cable, using the following recipe: ubuntu@box1# ifconfig eth0 1.1.1.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 up ubuntu@box2# ifconfig eth0 1.1.1.2 ...
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Reset keyboard shortcut (CTRL+F) in ubuntu 13.04

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 and in the keyboard shortcut menu I accidentally set one of the shortcuts as CTRL + F, I corrected this. However in applications such as firefox, evince and gedit CTRL + F is ...
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Cryptsetup failed

Totally new to Ubuntu here, and I decided to give it a go and do a fresh install on my free-DOS Lenovo e330. Everything went smoothly all the way through the installation, and I decided to add an ...
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Ubuntu taskbar disappears after reboot, unity-reset shows a warning after running

This is the code for what happened after Ioperated the unity --reset command. The taskbar showed up but so does all these errors and warnings. unity-panel-service: no process found Checking if ...
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restore, refresh, or reset your PC like Windows 8 [duplicate]

In Windows 8 there are the options to restore, refresh or reset your PC. restore: "If you think an app or driver that you recently installed caused problems with your PC, you can restore it back to ...
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Cloud reset issue

I'm trying to delete my Document files on the cloud so I can start over with sync. I'm not getting anywhere with my attempts to delete from my Ubuntu laptop or from my Android phone. What should I ...
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How To Reset Ubuntu Software Center Application - Ubuntu 13.04 [closed]

I am new to Ubuntu and have tried using the Ubuntu Software Center. It shows up but once it opens it doesn't respond. Can you help me figure out how to reset this application (Ubuntu Software ...
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Accidentally deleted windows partition, how can I do a factory reset with only Ubuntu working to restore windows?

While installing Ubuntu, I made a tactical error of my laptop turning off during the Partitioning of my hard drive (manual). Okay, so in my Grub loader i have Ubuntu (12.04) (works just fine) , ...
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Server 2003 password reset HELP! [closed]

My issue arose when I was attempting to uninstall an application from my windows server 2003 box. I was constantly getting errors when trying to uninstall the software so I booted the server into safe ...
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Just upgraded to 12.10 every time I restart, settings are lost

If I shut down and later turn on my computer, my wallpaper is back to the initial wallpaper and all of the programs I pin to launcher are gone, likewise the ones that I unpin are back. Has anyone ...
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Resolution Resets After Every Reboot

I know this question has been asked before, and I know I've fixed this before, but I can't find anything that works for some reason. Background: Every time I log in, my resolution resets to 1024x768, ...
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12.04 LTS: unity --reset hangs

Nearly each time I reboot my machine, the system panel and integrated app menus fail to load. At a terminal, when issuing 'unity --reset', I get the following errors: ... Initializing widget ...
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How do I reset graphic drivers to installation default? (AMD Radeon HD 6400M) [closed]

I have a HP Pavilion laptop with an AMD Radeon HD 6400M graphic card. When I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 all was fine and dandy, until I plugged in my TV via HDMI-cable. After a reboot, Unity stopped ...
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Broke my sudoers password, how do I reset it without using sudo? [duplicate]

I thought it would be a good idea to finally take the password off my little netbook since it has never actually been of any use, and has mostly just slowed down . But when I went to change my ...
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Admin password reset successful, but not recognized on reboot

I'm running version 12.04, GNU GRUB version 1.99-21 Ubuntu 3.1. When I reset user/admin password using the root shell, it says that the password reset was successful. But, when I try to exit and ...
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Reset CDMA USB Modem without unplug/replug [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you reset a USB device from the command line? I have CE682 USB Modem connected using wvdial. Every time it got disconnected, i cant reconnect without unplug and ...
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12.04 home encrypted and I have written down encryption passphrase. How to reset login password?

I set up a friend with 12.04 and he forgot his password. I encrypted his home directory and I have written down the encryption passphrase during the first boot. If he changed his password after I ...
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Menu bar acting weird and critical error when resetting Unity - what's happening?

I've been having a weird problem with the full-screen writing app Focuswriter on Ubuntu 12.04: when I open Focuswriter everything works as it should, when i minimize and maximize it once some of the ...
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Cannot apply unity --reset after modifying files

So I have an idea of what I did wrong, I am just not sure how to fix it. I used the Unity Glass mod: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/07/unity-glass-offers-refined-new-look-for-the-unity-launcher ...
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How to reset evolution settings to defaults?

I have not used Evolution for long time now and I would like to reset all the settings and start from scratch. How would I be able to do this?