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Meizu Pro 5 ubuntu - forgotten passphrase

I forgot the passphrase I set and I am stuck at the lock screen. How to either reset the device or somehow bypass the lock screen. Googling my problem, various places suggest turning it off and then ...
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How to reset all settings their original state?

I know, silly me, I didn't make a backup of the original state the moment I installed US. Then I naively played with the Main menu using the Menu Editor, and now I can't orbit around objects in ...
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Wanting 12.04 LTS day one reset to zero on celeron

Wanting to day one reset my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to day zero. I actually want to wipe everything, to say I made a mess some where is stating the obvious. My update manager says some updates must have not ...
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Clean out repository indexes on 16.04

How do i clear out my repo indexes completely, start from scratch etc. I have a lot of bad or old indexes that I'd like to clean up W: Failed to fetch ...
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unable to connect to wireless printer

In using Ubuntu 14.04 on DELL XPS, I was unable to ping my previously setup printer that was working the day before. I found a solution but it took a lot of time. What is the fastest way to reset the ...
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How do I reset my install of Ubuntu on Windows?

I've installed Linux Subsystem for Windows on my machine. It works beautifully! Since then, I've done unspeakable things to my install. Nothing works anymore. How do I start back from scratch?
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How do I stop Ubuntu from resetting everytime I reboot or load?

I recently created a USB drive to boot Ubuntu. I used the trial to get used to the OS. I then installed the full OS, and I love it. However when I shut down my computer, Ubuntu always resets to the ...
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How do I wipe a harddrive with Ubuntu on it? [duplicate]

I want to completely wipe a harddrive with Ubuntu on it, so I can put Windows back on it. How do I do that? I don't want to dual boot either, I just want to wipe the drive and put Windows on it. How ...
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Unity wiped clean of all customizations

So I just booted up my desktop. On the actual login screen, all of my previous customizations seem to be there. I've installed the Numix theme and icon set, and that doesn't seem to be disturbed on ...
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I have lost or forgotten my authentication password to my ubunutu 12.04 installed PC

I have lost or forgotten my authentication password to my Ubuntu 12.04 installed PC. I have followed the sudo passwd root command and punched in the new password. It gives me a message Authentication ...
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Video card driver beginner nightmare

First of all I'm a beginner on ubuntu so please forgive me if I lack any basic knowledge. Here's my issue : yesterday I installed ubuntu and somehow I managed to kind of ruin my video card drivers. ...
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How to reset the default users [duplicate]

I was having some trouble with virtualenv and sudo and such and I found a solution which involved running chown on a directory. Instead of doing what the instructions said I did the completely wrong ...
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Firefox reset automatically in startup 15.10

My Firefox reset after shutdown. Firefox profile is copied to a backup one and Firefox starting a new one. -rw-rw-r-- 1 teddy teddy 104 Mar 19 13:12 profiles.ini lrwxrwxrwx 1 teddy teddy 39 Mar 19 ...
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Reset Password in Windows 10 using chntpw and Ubuntu Live CD/DVD

I'm investigating about how to reset a Windows password. I found that if I use a Ubuntu CD/DVD I can install chntpw and then clear password from the SAM. This works for Windows 7 so my question is: ...
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Trouble by switching between Network by my BQ E4.5

My BQ E4.5 is updated to the OTA 9.0. I have one big problem with the network. When i am connected to my WLAN at home everything works fine. But if i go out and the mobile switch to the network from ...
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My computer running Ubuntu crashed and doesn't remember my login password

My computer crashed and doesn't remember my login password. I have already tried resetting my password the way where you go in to grub but that didn't work. I would be happy with any solution even if ...
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encfs reset settings to standard

I do not correctly identify the customizations when it first installs. Encrypted data is now not displayed. How to reset the settings to standard?
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xinput settings reset in just few seconds

I want to make my touchpad natural scroll, so I reversed prop of "Synaptics Scrolling Distance" by add '-'. Like this. xinput set-prop 11 275 -112 -112 It works, but in few seconds, the settings ...
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Ubuntu Random Hard Resets [this differs from the “ubuntu randomly restarting” question]

Ubuntu Random Hard Resets More common when using either Totem Movie player or VLC, however also resets at other random times, both when being used, and when away from computer. Let me be specific; ...
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How can i do a “complete” reset of Ubuntu 14.04, WITHOUT using a disk or USB drive?

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 that is booted with Ubuntu 14.04. It is becoming very unstable, crashing, failing to go through with commands entered into the terminal, and is beginning to shut down without ...
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How do I reset all MySQL databases, passwords, and settings, without resetting configuration?

As far as I know, MySQL comes with configuration to integrate with Apache and other Ubuntu software. To my knowledge, if I simply uninstall MySQL with Apt, that configuration will be lost. However, ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 password help [duplicate]

I was given a computer that runs Ubuntu 13.10 and have tried and tried to use the normal way to reset password but always get the authentication token manipulation error line....so I tried to make it ...
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Constant reset of full-speed USB device using ehci-pci

Running 14.04.3 Ubuntu Desktop on old HP 8510w laptop with USB 2.0 ports only. Hi, looking at /var/log/syslog or executing dmesg | tail yields the same warning on the constant reset of USB device ...
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How to reset Ubuntu installation

How do I reset my Ubuntu installation just like it's freshly installed (like factory reset), with my files being intact and without a reinstallation.
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How to reset Ubuntu 14.04 completely

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 (dual boot - along with Windows 7) and I'm new to it. I needed to install Apache, MySQL and PHP as a part of my work. I installed each of those 3 packages separately using the ...
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How to wipe Ubuntu clean? [duplicate]

I am new to Linux and want to restart Ubuntu. Is there a way that I can erase everything, but still keep ubuntu? Somewhat like a factory reset.
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Deleting Users and their directories Would delete everything from my system?

When I had joined my organization. I had installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 12.04 by fully removing its Windows installation. After regular upgrades and updates now it's been Ubuntu 15.04. Today, I am ...
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How do I reset mysql's root password?

I'm trying to get a fresh install of MySQL, how currently I can not connect. I can't figure out what the problem is, nor how to reset the password. Currently, I keep on getting, mysqladmin: connect ...
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Screen brightness resets when restarting Ubuntu

Every time I start Ubuntu 14.04 the screen brightness resets to default. I would like to keep it at the lowest, yet it keeps changing to highest when I restart. This is a problem that have long ...
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Steps to reset disk image

If I want to create a custom ubuntu image e.g. for my raspberry pi which steps do I need to take to "reset" ubuntu? e.g. recreating ssh keys etc. My goal is to create an image that can be used for ...
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How do I wipe and reset my computer?

How do I reset my Ubuntu, and wipe the hard drive in the process? I'm completely new to Ubuntu, so please no terminal commands and such.
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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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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??