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Server connection issues - Urgent

I am new to Ubuntu. I have Ubuntu 14.04 Lts. I was trying to connect to my windows 7 share file. I used smb:\\server-name\ and it worked on the one of the computers. On this computer it keeps asking ...
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Admin Password reset - Keys don't work

I am trying to reset the admin password on my laptop. I can successfully get the prompt to ask for the new password, but when I try and type a new password none of the laptop keys work. The ...
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My Ubuntu resets to lock screen

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 on my new laptop, but while im working the screen messes up and it put me at lockscreen and after i login all things are closed, just like when you reboot, any help witht ...
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Lubuntu resetting wallpaper and icon placement

Every time I log off my wallpaper and icons get reset. I tried deleting my lxsession folder as it says here since it seemed like a similar problem but no luck. Blank desktop after upgrading lubuntu to ...
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Cannot reset password on X Term, [duplicate]

I cannot reset my password on X term, it will result in saying 'Authentication token manipulation error', and it will not change my password. I tried using the command 'chromeos-setdevpasswd' in both ...
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I dual-booted Ubuntu and Windows, and now I want to switch to another distro

Alright, so the other day I installed Ubuntu GNOME alongside Windows 8. Now I've decided that the latest version is just too buggy, and I want to switch to stock Ubuntu. Instead of just installing ...
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error: Cannot autolaunch D-Bus without X11 $DISPLAY

I urgently need to reset Compiz to its default settings because my desktop doesn't show the Dash or menu bar. When I type: dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ It says: error: Cannot autolaunch D-Bus ...
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User password reset

I purchased two refurbished T43s. The passwords provided worked for one, but not the other. The vendor did not know the solution. How can I reset the password for the second T43?
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Reset Linux Ubuntu desktop

I have been looking online for help but I have not seen anything but stuff for GNOME. I got my computer second hand and I want to reset my Linux Ubuntu. How do I do this?
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Blackberry error

I turned my blackberry Q5 on this morning. surprise, surprise, i have the infamous bb10-0015 error. Now i don't mind resetting to factory however the phone wont let me. When i force reset the phone, ...
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Can't type anything in to to reset admin password [duplicate]

When I go to reset my password in root mode and type passwd lunar It won't let me type to change my password so I need help here the laptop I'm using is a Lenovo G580 (windows on it got corrupted so ...
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Pls Help.. think i lost my MAC HD (despered)

So... one of this days i decided to install ubuntu on my mac mini but not with dual boot... i just installed in mac HD.So today i wanted back my OS sistem and i tryed to format the HD ( from terminal ...
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How can I completely reset wifi settings?

I know this question has been asked before and I have yet to find an answer. Is there a way to completely reset wifi or networking settings of ubuntu 14.04 LTS? I want to reset them, not fix an issue ...
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Which package is responsible for resetting brightness level on logout or reboot?

I've installed Xubuntu 15.04 and observed that brightness level is still being reset on logout or reboot. Google reveals that this bug has been around since 2011, and this workaround sort of works ...
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Error while booting Ubuntu 14.04

I am a beginner with Ubuntu. My laptop is working fine and very fast ever since I made the transition from Windows! So no regrets... In Windows I used Bluestacks to use Whatsapp on the PC. I also ...
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Factory Reset my Ubuntu 12.04, need to recover data

My Ubuntu 12.04 LTS was not booting, and was crashing at the screen where ubuntu loads with dots. Recovery mode feature wasn't working as well. I only had the option to factory reset and it worked. ...
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Re-install Ubuntu on Ubuntu without CD - USB

Is that possible to re-install Ubuntu 14.04 on Ubuntu 14.04 without using any cd, dvd or usb? I have only Ubuntu 14.04 on my pc. I have been messing around with this OS as I am new to it. Now I want ...
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Delete every self installed material and reset ubuntu to default without reinstallation

I am using ubuntu 14.04 and while I was playing with the files and the terminal, I destroyed my system.(Destroyed means Software Center got deleted, Lazarus(IDE for pascal programming language) got ...
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Reset Ubuntu 14.04 server to a completely fresh state?

I've had major problems since I updated to 14.04, so now that I've made backups of all the websites and databases that had been running on the server, could you tell me if there is a way to completely ...
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How to completely reset Ubuntu and all installed applications to its original setting?

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for some time now. I need to reset it to original state without reinstalling my Ubuntu. Is it possible??
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How can I reset ssh passwords in nautilus?

I've logged to my home server using ssh from Nautilus. I selected the option "remember forever" (or something similar) after typing my password. Today I had to change my server's password. Now I can't ...
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Reseting ubuntu to factory settings

I've had a lot of problems lately and now when I yet to login the login appears then quickly disappears. Now I'm giving up and just want to reset and start over. But can't login to make a live USB , ...
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Ubuntu password reset problem

I forget my password of my Ubuntu system. I have tried this method, which I tried on my other computer and it works fine. When I entered the boot menu in recovery mode, it prompts bash command not ...
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How can I reset what I changed using lxsession-default-apps?

I used lxsession-default-apps to modify my file manager on Lubuntu 14.04. Now after login I have a blank grey screen, though start menu is accessible by right-clicking on it. My system is now referred ...
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How to reset my Dell Inspiron 15 3542 to factory settings?

I am new to ubuntu. I have a brandnew Dell Inspiron 15 3542 with I3 processor, 4GB RAM, 500 GB HD with ubuntu 12.04 LTS preinstalled. I updated ubuntu 12.04 then upgraded it to ubuntu 14.04 later I ...
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New to Ubuntu and linux machines [closed]

I'm new IT manager for an organisation and the previous person have installed Linux to maintain the computers. However, this is the first time I come in contact with Linux and Ubuntu. I'm trying to ...
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websites not working on ubuntu 12.04

I am recently using ubuntu 12.04. and when I try to visit a couple of websites, I get the message that the connection was reset. Can anybody help :/
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Fully un- and reinstall Cinnamon (all config data and stuff too)

I have Cinnamon installed on my 14.10 system and recently it stopped working properly. Maybe I did a bad config and therefore want to completely (200%) delete and reset all data belonging to this for ...
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cannot add or update ubuntu 13.10- do not know owner password, errors [duplicate]

New to linux but I have searched the other questions on these errors, eg Getting an "Authentication token manipulation" error when trying to change my user password and I am still coming up ...
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Bought used Ubuntu laptop, can't change password to access account

I recently purchased a used ubuntu 14.04 laptop. The previous owner didn't scrub their account and I want to reset the computer to set up my own account. I can't do this feature from the guest ...
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Resetting a Win 8 Password Using Ubuntu [duplicate]

A friend of my husband and me died in Feb 2013 and left his all of his tangible possessions to my husband. Our friend had just purchased a new HP laptop with the Win 8 OS installed on it. This laptop ...
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How can I Reset my pc [closed]

I have a lot of weird stuff on my pc, and want to sell it. How can I reset my pc? or install another software?
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Resetting /home permission

I changed the permission of /home folder to 777 and now I cannot access my account and login only as a guest (Ubuntu 14.04) with no sudo support. Permission in home folder is as follows: drwxr-xr-x ...
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How do i completely wipe my HDD [duplicate]

Not only i want to low level format it, i want to reinitialize it, factory reset style, like some kind of HDparm but in the deepest level, like, absolutely destroying every sector and or hard drive ...
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How to restore log-out screen using terminal

I'm new on Ubuntu and trying to learn more. I changed to a Mac theme, but now I'm trying to restore the default theme. I've manged to do everything except change the login screen but cannot; I've ...
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I am not getting the root prompt in recovery mode [duplicate]

I have dual boot Ubuntu 13.04 OS. I forgot my administrative password. I have tried the method in which you told to reset the password. After logging in recovery mode I selected root but it is not ...
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Password reset - Authentication failure

Together with some friends we are using an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS dedicated Server for Teamspeak, Minecraft, etc. But we have some trouble with the passwords. Every day the server itself resets some of the ...
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reset network to its defaults

I don't know how but i had messed up with some installations. At present my Data-card doesn't detects under mobile broadband but can be seen while executing 'lsusb'. Is there a way to reset the ...
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Password not accepted, even after PW change in rescue mode

Suddenly my 14.04 system started refusing a logon PW (strangely, at installation I had set "do not require PW at login" but it still did require it. I went through the usual routine (recovery mode, ...
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Resetting Ubuntu 14.04

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Chromebook and want to know how i would reset it to when I first got it or factory mode. I want to do this because I am trying to install android studio, but ...
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Reset BIOS using Ubuntu

I need to reset the BIOS. I took a look into my laptop, but the CMOS battery and the jumper are covered with a lot of stuff and I don't feel like taking all of that out. So is there a way of resetting ...
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How to reset scale menu size back to default?

Accidentally I set the scale menu size to 6. This resulted to both menu and bar occupy half of my screen. I tried to restore it but the window of the settings cannot be re sized, so, it's not possible ...
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Cannot enter user account in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

Recently I had a few problems with my laptop. First, after a reboot cuz the bluetooth doesn't started, after the dots screen appeared, the screen just got black. Using Ctrl+Alt+F2 I could get back the ...
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Ubuntu keeps returning to default after shutdown [closed]

Hey guys I'm completely new to Ubuntu, I shut it down and when I got back on it, it had reset everything I had done including all my downloaded files back to default. Not exactly sure whats going on. ...
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how do I reinstall a video driver

I've read similar questions on this topic but they have no useful answers. I need to reinstall the video driver becouse my external monitor is showing disturbing horizontal lines. Maybe reinstalling ...
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Don't know password, how do I set a new one? [duplicate]

I have been using UbuntuLKB 17 for almost half a year now, and recently, when attempting to download updates, am prompted for a password. I never set a password for Ubuntu. I've read similar threads ...
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reset to factory conditions?

Is it possible to reset Ubuntu 14.04 to factory conditions or remove all programs. I tried Ubuntu advanced option (safe mode). I'm new to Ubuntu.
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Forgot password [duplicate]

I have a dell mini that would not boot to unbutu. It sat in my closet for over a year and a half. My son wanted a laptop, so I decided to try and fix it. With the help of this website and adding ...
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ssh command related problem

I am facing problem with the ssh command currently. Earlier, it was working just fine, but now when I am trying to execute the same command, it says, ssh_exchange_identification: read: Connection ...
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How to reset Unity appearance settings

I was curious. Someone said Kubuntu is awesome. So I installed it (sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop). I didn't like it. Keyboard shortcuts that I became familiar with in Unity weren't working. It ...