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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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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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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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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 /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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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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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 ...