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Why can't I save manual wifi settings in Lubuntu 14-04

Acer Aspire one running Lubuntu 14-4. I am trying to set up a wifi connection to my new broadband modem but unable to save the settings on this unit. the strange thing is that my Desktop PC also ...
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I have to choose my microphone every time I need to use it

I'm on ubuntu 14.04 with a mac. My problem is that whenever I start up my computer, my microphone doesnt work. System settings defaults to "digital input S-PDIF," but for some reason that doesnt work. ...
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How to let mouse wheel scrolling not change system settings?

If mouse pointer hanged over a system setting bar and you accidentally scrolled its wheel, the value of the setting was changed. And due to the fact that many of the settings will take effect ...
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Changing system settings doesn't work

When I enter the system settings, and I change keyboard shortcuts (e.g. I try to change default shortcut for making sound louder or muting sound) or when I try to turn on multiple workspaces, nothing ...
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Set .desktop shortcut as default email application

How to set chromes gmail shortcut, or any other app.desktop, as default email client? It does not show up in the settings section for default applications. All i see there are geary and gnome-gmail.
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS + HOSTAPD

I am using Ubuntu server 14.04.2 LTS with the latest kernel as well as Hostapd v2.1, and can not make a point of working here logs hostad. Please help solve the problem! ...
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User Groups and Advanced Settings in 15.04

Ubuntu used to allow me to change user's groups and advanced settings within the "User Settings" GUI. These options are gone now in 15.04. Where do I go to find these settings? (Using the command ...
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System Settings vs Settings?

So I've upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Ubuntu 15.04 (which I regret, but it'll be an interesting learning experience and I'll see how I get along with other problems I've encountered so far as I've ...
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Display program crash Ubuntu 15.04

I just installed the Ubuntu 15.04 on my main computer along side Windows 10 and when I installed everything seemed to work on one screen but when I connected the other it's duplicate, so I tried ...
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Set DNS settings Ubuntu Touch

Is there a way to change the DNS settings in Ubuntu Touch? If it's possible, is it possible to use other DNS settings when connected via 3G than the settings used when connected via WIFI? I cannot ...
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Need System Settings Icon back on Launcher

So plain and simple. I've never uses Ubuntu in my life. I was playing around with the launcher shortcuts on the left side of my window, and I decided to "unlock system settings" from the launcher. How ...
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Yakuake skin removes settings menu

I recently installed yakuake, and tried different themes/skins (whatever the correct denomination). I choose one, but failed to notice that it removed the "button" to access the menu, so I can no ...
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Ubuntu MATE: How replace <Alt+F1> by Super_L for opening the menu?

I'd like to open the MATE Menu with the Super_L key. Is it possible? I tried this without result: costales@netbook:~$ gconftool-2 --get /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/panel_main_menu ...
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extra http in http_proxy setting

I've just installed Ubuntu on a desktop at work. All traffic flows through a proxy. For some reason Firefox works fine with the set proxy, but nothing else. I checked the terminal with: set | ...
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processor core allocation

I have 16 processor cores available to be allocated. How many processor cores should I allocate to Ubuntu 14.04 virtual machine ? Machine specifications- 8Gb RAM 1TB hard disk i3 4th generation ...
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How to set default Wifi to connect to? [duplicate]

I logged onto my neighbors wifi one time like a year ago and every single time I close my laptop it will log out of my wifi and try to log-in to my neighbors even though I barely get any signal from ...
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Why can't I see router settings on the Gateway IP?

I don't know if this is the best forum to ask this question, migrate it to the right one if not. I'm running a Kubuntu 13.10, and I'm trying to connect to a router to modify some settings. To do ...
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What are the 'Other Software' PPAs?

In my "System Settings > Software & Updates > Other Software" section I have always (since install) had the two at the top disabled, and seem to always had these Independent ones which say that ...
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Unified handling of hotkey definitions

There can be multiple places where global hotkeys can be defined: Key settings for window handling/desktop Settings for multimedia- or other special-use keys Desktop popup UIs like program starters, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 sidebar cannot be disabled

I don't know what's happening but I can't turn off the sidebar on my second screen. I've played in the settings for a bit but nothing seems to change. The second sidebar is bugging me a lot, someone ...
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Logitech G502 Gaming mouse software and settings

Well, after a time to get Optimus working its time for the mouse. I have a Logitech G502 gaming mouse (USB) and it doesn't work as I want. I can't find the right settings in-game (CS Source) and its ...
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Wrong amount of memory show in Settings -> Details in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have installed 4Gb as two modules but only 2.9Gb is shown in Settings.
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Kubuntu 14.04 missing some network settings

I'm trying to set up a VPN, but I am missing any VPN settings in my network settings. (I have a picture) Why am I missing these settings? I just did a fresh install of Kubuntu 14.04 LTS.
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If I run an application, ~/.application is created. Is it safe to delete?

How do I stop it for creating such folders... eg..if I open the application say - Stellarium, then in the home - a folder ".Stellarium" gets created This was not being created before...What can do to ...
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Time and date and appearance settings missing [duplicate]

I am a Linux user since 2010. I used Debian, elementary OS (which is also Ubuntu) and now I'm using a fresh install of Ubuntu itself. But I'm already having some problems that I can't find how to ...
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Airplay from Ubuntu 14.10 to Speakers

I would like to stream music from my Ubuntu 14.10 machine to Airplay speakers. I followed the instructions here. After doing so, I can see the Airplay speakers to which I'd like to connect in both ...
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Unpinned Docky/Plank icon from Docky/Plank docks and can't pin it on again

The Docky/Plank icons on the homonym docks let the user edit the settings more quickly than modifying the configuration file, I unpinned them and now I don't know how to pin them on again.
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How to show names of icons on desktop?

For some reason my desktop icons no longer have names. I don't know what I did to make that happen. At one time they had names underneath them, now they do not. How do I get the names back? Also, ...
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Slow Keyboard with Lubuntu [duplicate]

Can anyone recommend a 'site that will give me a very basic idea of Lubuntu? I don't use it too much 'cos I can't get a handle on the basics. My keyboard has been slow and muddles up the type. brown ...
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How to set Chrome as default browser for Java installation

When going into the Java Control Panel by executing the following command in Terminal: ControlPanel And going to the Advanced tab, I see that at the bottom it says: But I have set my default ...
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Why is QBittorrent not finding any DHT nodes?

I am having issues with connectivity for Qbittorrent 3.1.11 on Ubuntu 14.04. To be more specific, no matter what setting I attempt to use to download, none work. I constantly see no DHT nodes.
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display settings zoom

I'm using Ubuntu (don't know what version, from the past month), and accidentally changed under settings -> display the bar at the bottom that doing zoom to the environment. Now it exceeds my ...
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System settings stopped showing up

After I have placed my hard drive with Ubuntu 14.04.1 in a new pc system settings won't show up. I have tried: sudo apt-get install unity-control-center but I get this Reading package lists... ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 brightness problem (Lenovo Z500)

My brightness controls weren't working before but I didn't really care, but somehow I lowered my screen brightness while downloading league through playonlinux. Now the brightness controls aren't ...
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can you set the screensaver to go on less than 1 minute?

I'm actually using an older version of xubuntu currently (only temporarily). I mainly use my computer for listening to music, and if i want to skip a song, change volume, or see what song is playing, ...
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Ubuntu corrupted!

No settings are working in my Ubuntu Desktop. No themes, no launcher icons size, no font size nothing at all. Have had I deleted the important system file? Seeking help Below is the screenshot of ...
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All system settings gone after system update

Yesterday I had done the system update in Ubuntu, and after a restart all my system settings, like themes, font size,font style, launcher size etc. were restored to defaults. Now, whenever I re-do the ...
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System settings suddenly locked to defaults

I accidentally pulled the power cable from my laptop, which is without its battery, during a session of Ubuntu 14.04, causing a hard shutdown. I then plugged the cable back, turned the laptop back on, ...
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where are the screen resolution settings on KDE

Where are the screen resolution settings? I started the KDE system settings and see this: Are there somewhere else? Where? Or is something broken? Maybe some missing permissions?
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How to change the location of Viber downloads folder

Files transferred by Viber are stored on ~/Documents/ViberDownloads by default. How is it possible to change the destination to a location under ~/Downloads?
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What do these uGet settings (curl+aria2, aria2+curl) mean?

In uGet settings, plugins, I see the option called 'Plug-in matching order'. Curl or aria2 can be selected as the active program that runs the download with two of the options; but what the other ...
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Kde : How to minimize windows from the task bar

I recently upgraded to Kubuntu 14.04. I am used to be able to open and minimize windows on the desktop by clicking on their miniature in the task bar. How can I get this behaviour back ? For the ...
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Volume indicator is missing from the notification area of the Panel [duplicate]

I have already uninstalled PulseAudio because of the audio bug, though in the end I did not change anything and therefore I removed it and the volume indicator from the Panel. Now I reinstalled ...
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After installing compizconfig-settings manager settings no longer work

Heres my issue, i work with ubuntu and set up a very effective keyboard shortcut system that, after i had to install compizconfig-settings manager stopped working. In dconf the keybinds are still ...
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Allow root access without passwd

Have a VirtualBox Ubuntu guest (14.04) used for the sake of testing only. The root user has its own password, so I can login as root in a separate terminal (su -), or directly from a login session (eg ...
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setting date format in menubar on top of desktop

How do I change format? When I open "time & date settings" I find very limited possibilities. So is there any file which sets my date format in clock shown on top of screen? The only thing I need ...
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Desktop icons and background not showing

I'm using Xubuntu and recently changed my desktop background to an image. It was working normally, then the icons disappeared and the custom background no longer shows. In the display settings the box ...
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PCIE module options

Exactly after last kernel upgrade, my HDD started to make errors, switch to Read-only operating system, etc. I'm using a PCIE card to connect this SATA2 HDD to my Ubuntu Server. dmesg lists some ...
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Simple TeXmaker keyboard shurtcuts messed up after upgrade (14.04-14.10)

Whenever creating a document and pressing F1 will produce the document's quick build and will immediately open a new window with the pdf view. After the upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 14.10 when ...
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How to change Details in System Settings

I want to make my own linux distribution based on Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to know how can I change the logo picture with Ubuntu in System Settings >> Details >> Overview.