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left sidebar app disappeared, how can i restore it?

does anyone know how can i restore the bar on the left where are located all the apps? When i use windows button, it never appear anything. This has happened after i've installed and then removed the ...
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Restore generic video driver

i've installed video drivers from The official site support of AMD/nVidia, ive got an ATI sapphire 3850HD. When i reboot The top bar of Evert windows is disappear and the left bar of ubuntu its ...
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Ubuntu catastrophe after upgrading to Ubuntu 13.04

I was eager to try the new Ubuntu 13.04 released today so I updated though the update-manager, sadly it becaume such a catastrophe. After rebooting the screen went black without me letting switch to a ...
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Is there a way to restore ubuntu 12.10 to default. [duplicate]

I want to remove everything from the hard drive and restore ubuntu 12.10, can someone please help?
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Restore root.disk files (or boot in low-graphics mode)

Once something bad happend and my ubuntu has falled down. After this when booting i have message "You are in low-graphics mode now, your screen and other devices can't be detected automaticly. You ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 will only start in restore mode

I have Ubuntu 11.10, with gnome, running on a Dell Inspiron 620. It was running fine until the power company came around and turned off the power to change a meter. Now, when I try to boot it up, it ...
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I really need to restore my laptop [closed]

I really need to restore my laptop back to factory settings because I screwed it up using ubuntu. How can I restore it?
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Best Way to make my Ubuntu portable [duplicate]

recently I had some issues backing up my Ubuntu and I would like to know if there is any recommendation to make it more portable, for example: Should I install everything that is possible Within my ...
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Accidently deleted /usr/lib, how do I restore it?

I know this is something I shouldn't do, but it happened(Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS) as a root user I deleted /usr/lib folder. Any ideas how to restore it?
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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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Upgrade by restoring back up

I am upgrading my ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10, and my question is, after upgrading ubuntu, if i make back up of 12.10 then install 12.04 again and then if i restore the backup, will 12.04 upgrade to 12.10? ...
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Is there a System Restore in Ubuntu Server?

I'm thinking about installing the desktop on my Ubuntu Server (sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop). Is there a "system restore" I can run in case I don't want the desktop anymore?
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How to recover encrypted deja-dup backup from new install?

I have a backup of my documents stored in the Ubuntu One cloud. I used the default deja-dup backup application and I have enabled encyption. I was running Ubuntu 13.04 daily build but as the school ...
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Recommendations for restoring accounts after replacing a disk drive?

Several of our development servers have flaky SSDs that need to be replaced. The machines are still usable, but we see lots of errors in dmesg, and every once in a while they need to be rebooted ...
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Removed some directories being root and Xubuntu won't start

I had some problems before doing this where xfce won't start (applications started, but no borders and couldn't type anything on the keyboard) and someone told me to use this command sudo rm -rf ...
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How do I restore the default permission on a directory/folder?

I am using ubuntu 10.04,I need to give execute permission in www folder.But by mistake i gave execute permission in whole var folder.sudo chmod -R 777 /varThen i try to change it into normal ...
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Copying Evolution emails from Ubuntu 10.10 to 12.10

I originally had a dual boot configuration of Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7. Suddenly, something happened and I got black screen. I managed to copy my home folder via an Ubuntu live CD. I then ...
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Restore lost files due to power outage?

I recently had a power outage, and that rolled back my external SATA2 SSD 5 days. Is this normal? If not, is there any way to fix this/regain data? Thanks, ccrama
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Restore GUI workspaces

I accidentally press Ctrl + Alt + F4 while I was doing normal tasks in my Ubuntu 12.10. The key combination took me to Console UI. From the console, I logged in and did startx but the output GUI ...
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Are there any known issues with Deja-Dup and Ubuntu One; notebly on restore?

Aloha, I am planning a backup routine. I am thinking of using Deja-Dup and placing the backup in the default Ubuntu One folder. A while back I was making rsync backups and ran into problem when ...
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How can I restore the administration menu?

I do not know how I did it but I am now missing my administration menu. I am using 12.04 (but with all upgrades) and GNOME FALL-BACK. Could anyone direct me on how to restore it? I have tried adding ...
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is it possible to restore MS Word 2010 file by using a .lnk file?

I have ubuntu 12.10, and use MS office 2010 to write documents. I have been writing and saving a file but when I went to open it today to was nowhere to be seen. Not in the the rubbish bin and when ...
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Best system backup solution for ubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

I was windows user for a long time and recently switched to Ubuntu. I was using acronis to continuously backup my system on windows. My HDD structure looke like that As you see my /home is already ...
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restoring backups with duplicity

I backed up my /Home folder to an external hard drive and now I'm trying to restore it on a fresh install. When I try to restore with Deja Dup, it takes about 15 seconds then says it was successful. ...
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How to restore all user settings to a previous time? (for use at a public lab)

I take care of a University public laboratory were the students have access to a limited account. They can't install anything, but they can alter the configurations of programs for the user. It is ...
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System restore for new users?

I am a computer repair technician, with the release of Win 8 my clients are uncomfortable with the new user interface. I have been introducing some of them to Ubuntu (12.04). The one thing missing is ...
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can Déjà Dup backup all the applications?

Déjà Dup backup usually backups the home folder. Is there anyway that it would backup my whole system(Including all the applications)? How can I do that? Suppose if my system crashes and I had to ...
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Make clone of OS and restore when I want [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best way to clone an installation (copying to identical hardware) I am wondering if there is some tool or program that can allow me to make copy of partition 1:1(or only ...
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How to ENABLE password for administrator account so I am prompted when I log in?

I am new with Ubuntu, and though I am liking it a lot I am making the typical mistakes (for what I have seen on the forum :-)) I took off the password for the admin account, not knowing that this ...
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Restoring grub? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I repair grub? (How to get Ubuntu back after installing Windows?) I primarily use Ubuntu 12.10, however I recently installed the beta of Fedora 18 to test it ...
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How to recover deleted folders or files (by shift+delete) from an NTFS partition

I have a 80 GB hdd in which Ubuntu is installed alongside windows. I also have a 500 GB hdd having 3 partitions in which i store my data. Actually i mistakenly deleted a folder permanently in one of ...
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12.10 restore default theme

I've been playing with different themes on my fresh 12.10 and it seems that I deleted default, if you can call it that, theme files from .themes. Now it doesn't show some icons like terminal's and ...
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Can't restore Evolution from backup on Kubuntu 12.10

I recently installed Kubuntu 12.10 and am trying to restore an Evolution backup. As the restore began the notifications on the taskbar displayed all the calendar tasks I had saved under Evolution but ...
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Backup, clean install and restore

Due to the route I came into Ubuntu I now have 12.10 upgraded from 12.04 on an NTFS file system. I've invested a lot of time getting everything as I want it, vis packages installed and settings, etc. ...
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get “failed to read” message when I try to restore my computer from USB backup [closed]

I recently backed up my computer (v12.04) with a USB drive. when I tried to restore my files from the USB drive I got this Message. Failed to read /tmp/duplicity-IDfsCk-tempdir/mktemp-wtwQJl-33: (, ...
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How to restore .bashrc

Terminal shows this bash: /home/atlas/.bashrc: line 73: syntax error near unexpected token `[' bash: /home/atlas/.bashrc: line 73: `if [ -x /usr/bin/dircolors ] ; then ' I've tried to fix it using ...
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How to read default key value with dconf or gsettings?

I would like to know the default value of a dconf/gsettings key. My question is a followup of the question below: Where can I get a list of SCHEMA / PATH / KEY to use with gsettings? What I'm trying ...
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Restore Pop Up Window in OpenOffice won't go away

I have been using OpenOffice for months. Now when I open up the application, I get a pop up window with the message that "The application Open Office quit unexpectedly while trying to restore its ...
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Restoring Windows 7 with Ubuntu

There are many Ubuntu-based operating systems that claim to restore windows. Can Ubuntu do this? I often need to repair my multi-booting computer, or to repairs other computers.
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I run `sudo apt-get remove python2.7`, can I restore my Ubuntu now?

I wanted to remove and reinstall python2.7 interpreter on 12.04 But when I did sudo apt-get remove python2.7, The crazy terminal started to remove everything!!! Any idea how I can restore whatever ...
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Restoring NVIDIA drivers from “older version of Ubuntu” to new version on disk? Both 12.04 on Sony Vaio

I selected one of the alternative NVIDIA drivers on my Sony Vaio from the Additional Drivers application. That ruined my installation and all I get is the login prompt at bootup. However I can go in ...
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Deleted some files from home folder

I have recently installed Ubuntu for the first time in my life. So I am fairly new to it. I have deleted some files from my home folder. But now the problems have started. The system volume ...
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How to restore empty `/etc/initramfs-tools/modules` file?

I was trying to fix plymouth using a script I found, the /etc/initramfs-tools/modules file is now empty! So I don't know what this can means for my system. Can anyone help me restoring it?
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Thunderbird: Missing folders after restore

Before installing a new OS I tried to backup my Thunderbird by copying the .thunderbird directory. To be on the safe side I tried to emulate the restore procedure on another machine. I copied the ...
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Restoring Grub after Kubuntu installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to restore plymouth default theme I installed Kubuntu on top of my existing Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) installation. During Kubuntu installation, I chose lightdm as my ...
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What folders do I restore from backup?

I have just re-installed 10.04 from scratch, and am now rebuilding my system from backup. So far I have restored my Home folder, so that my Desktop looks familiar, but some application shortcuts are ...
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Duplicity Errno21 when restoring from external HD

I've just needed to reinstall Ubuntu due to some graphics driver error, but before doing it I backup whole home directory onto an external HD. Now when trying to restore it with deja-dup I get info ...
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System restored from a tar file. Will the previously excluded folders be deleted after the restoration?

I have two hard drives--a system drive and a data drive. The path to the data drive is /storage. Following this post, I went to the root of my filesytem and executed the following command: tar cvpzf ...
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Restoring backup with Deja Dup from external HD

So, here's the problem that I have with restoring. First, I backed up like everything. So I had place on the external HD for only one copy. I had to reinstall everything, but I didn't worry because I ...
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restore Ubuntu's default settings without having to reinstall

I want to restore Ubuntu 12.04 to it's stock configuration, but I don't want to reinstall or reformat my home partition. I don't have a way to backup my files, which is why I don't want to have to ...