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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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StackExchange Password Reset deleted previous posts [migrated]

For some reason my password didn't work after I logged out. I had made some posts. I did a password reset and now my previous posts are totally gone. But everything else, the profile, etc.. was ...
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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 network@ubuntu 14.04

Hi I've been trying to setup mobile hotspot in my laptop (ubuntu14.04) so I go ahead with "How to setup an Access Point mode Wi-Fi Hotspot?" after changing the files listed in the file I'm unable to ...
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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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New monitor - reset graphics 14.04

Have new monitor, but resolution stuck at that of old monitor. New monitor is 16:9 but resolution stuck at 5:4 so how do I reset the monitor detection and get a good resolution on the new monitor?
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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 ...
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What does this command do ? mount -rw -o remount /

I have windows 7 and ubuntu 14 installed side by side on the machine I've lost my root password, then I read this tutorial http://www.sysads.co.uk/2014/05/reset-lost-root-password-ubuntu-14-04/ on ...
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Resetting password in GRUB [duplicate]

I am trying to reset my password thru GRUB, but when I get to the command line "type new UNIX password", it won't enter anything I type. the cursor doesn't move. on a previous attempt, I got as far ...
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How to get back unity and compiz after uninstalling, no launcher or dash on startup

I've gone through a ton of threads regarding this issue with nothing working for me. I removed compiz to reinstall it (foolishly) and I just can't seem to get unity back. I'm on 14.04. The Unity ...
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How do i set $PATH to factory setting in ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I executed this command from terminal: export PATH=/home/ravinder/Java_Folder/Important_Programs/Servers/apache-maven-3.2.2/bin and all i have this set under $PATH, I want to restore my path to ...
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Factory Restore Windows? [duplicate]

Hello, So recently I dual-booted my Windows system with Ubuntu, then I decided remove Windows and install Ubuntu 14.04. Before that, I'm using Windows 7 and upgraded to Windows 8. I have a Toshiba ...
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How to completely start from scratch with Ubuntu?

I have an ASUS notebook and it comes from factory with Ubuntu. I like Ubuntu and I do not want to change the OS. However, this notebook does not have a disc drive. It does have USB, but I do not know ...
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How to reset ubuntu to state just after installing(in virtual box)

I have been using ubuntu in virtual box. I created a virtual hdd of fixed size. But now the disk is full. I don't know how (it had 10 Gb space). I need to reset the ubuntu to initial state as if just ...
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unable to reset root password of mysql

I need to reset the root password of my local mysql installation but it woudln't let me. I've tried this: $ sudo /etc/init.d/mysql stop * Stopping MySQL database server mysqld ...
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Settings reset to default every time I reboot

Every time I log in or reboot my system, the Ubuntu settings reset to what they were when I first installed the system. For example, the icons on the left-side launcher change to LibreText, Firefox, ...
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How to reset password in Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I wanted to reset password so I followed these steps : advance options in GRUB recovery mode root -> drop to root shell prompt but I can not enter password (username) and blah blah blah , because ...
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Configs reset automatically after every boot in Xubuntu

I installed Xubuntu in a friend's computer and he keeps telling me that no matter how many times he changes basic settings such as the screensaver (time until screen goes black), it goes back to ...
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No Sound on Ubuntu 14.04

I am completely new to Ubuntu. I wasn't hearing the notification on skype and started to mess around with the settings.Now I dont have any sound at all I started installing and removing packages like ...
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Ubuntu crashes after upgrade to 13.10, laptop won't boot anymore

I have a HP Pavilion dv7, with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 in dualboot. Just recently I updated to 13.10, but there were some packages that didn't get installed properly, I thought this wouldn't be ...
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How to Reset Dell 15R-5521 Pre-installed Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am new to the forum and ubuntu. I have purchase 7 months back Dell 5521 which came with ubuntu pre-installed. As I was not good in ubuntu, I installed windows 7. Here comes the problem, now I have ...
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can not restore/update password for laptop how can i restore the old password

I was adding another account on to my Ubuntu and some how the main admin password does not work and when i go to update with a new password it will not let me update the password, and i have ...
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How to reset external protocol handler in Chrome?

A while back I selected "Do nothing" when Chrome asked me how to handle a specific url. Now I want Chrome to launch xdg-open, which again can launch the correct application, but I can't figure out how ...
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How do I reset Unity default shortcuts?

How do I reset the default value of Unity shortcut? In: "System Settings -▸ Keyboard -▸ Shortcuts ..." For instances: I can't put the default Alt L for the HUD. I can't put the default ...
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Wallpaper resets to Gnome default

Recently I wanted to try Gnome Shell and installed it. Fiddled around a little bit and then decided to uninstall it. Now every time I restart wallpaper resets to the default Gnome wallpaper which is ...
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Administrator password

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop and when I enter the admin password (it is only me using the system) I get the message that the password is wrong....I know that this is not the ...
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How to reset unity panel in Ubuntu 14.04

When I click my setting icon its shows only name in menu. Please see the image I already tried unity-reset, compiz reset method and unity reset icons. Please provide a solution for this madness.
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Does anyone know how to reset a Windows 7 Administrator password with Linux? [closed]

If so, please help and advise. I do not have a reset disc and I only have one Administrator account.
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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 ...