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Sound settings refuse to be saved; Audio works as it should

Every time I log out or reboot, the sound output settings change from HDMI to the native speakers. I've tried Googling the last couple of days, but the only things I can find are answers for if the ...
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Enabling numlock

I want numlock enabled everytime when Ubuntu starts. Here I found a guide how to do it, I just can not get into "Keyboard Preferences". When I go into "Keyboard" there are just "Typing" and ...
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Settings wont launch Ubuntu 16.04 GNOME

I have ubuntu Gnome installed on my laptop, and the settings application wont launch. It makes the animation and briefly shows at the top taskbar, but then goes away. I installed vanilla ubuntu then ...
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How can I change user privileges to chance settings?

I'm new to Ubuntu, and I lack some basic knowledge to acomplish tasks even I would think easy. I installed Ubuntu. After that, I have change root password and removed the user from "sudo" group. ...
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In Ubuntu 14.04,menu bar not showing time and when we go in settings,all grey out,not able to change anything

In this image showing all working but on another system these all above showing is grey out,not even able to modify,how to resolve,please help Also Checked this link : ...
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Where does Chromium store user settings like the 'default font size' in Ubuntu?

I'd like to write a Python script in order to change the default font size of Chromium, but I can't find a config file that stores a value for it. Is there such file at all? If not, how could I use ...
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How do i change my byte size units to JEDEC Units (KB and MB)? [closed]

I want my drives to display MB not MiB.
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Can't connect to internet Ubuntu 16.04

I launch Ubuntu and everything loads fine, and all the icons load. When I log in, I'm not connected to the internet, the wifi icon is missing, and when I go into settings and click network System ...
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How to apply full HD display setting to my Ubuntu on VirtualBox?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my VirtualBox 5.0.20. My windows is working on full HD (1920*1080 pixs) display setting though, I cannot find a way to apply higher resolution than 1024*768 in Ubuntu. ...
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Persistance in bootable Ubuntu USB

I have a bootable USB with Ubuntu 16.04. I use it in my mac but every time I reboot, I lose all settings Ive made. (resolution, wifi password, files, etc) What can i do to fix it? Also I cannot access ...
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File manager stuck in Tree View

Somehow I managed to set my file manager to tree view. Can not find any way of returning it to the default. No tree box to uncheck on any of the preference tabs other than to list all files or just ...
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How to disable password prompt in Settings GUI [duplicate]

So before you give me an education in proper Linux security, let me just say: I know. I know I know I know. I'm doing this for an employer who has looked at all of those arguments and thrown them ...
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Two monitors - primary, secondary?

I use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and to motherboard (GA-Z170-D3H with Intel HD Graphic 530) I have connected two monitors. First (primary) on DVI and second (secondary) on VGA output. Secondary monitor I can ...
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Will upgrade change my desktop settings to defaults?

I am going to upgrade to 16.04. I would like to know that will it change my settings to default settings of all apps or not.
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How to setup Restricted (permission) access for Directories in Apache2 web server

I am a new system admin and learning Ubuntu. I have to setup a restricted (permission) for directories in Apache web server. The scenario is as follows. The folders are, /var/www/data/ ...
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How do I move the left app dock to the bottom on Ubuntu?

How do I move the left app dock to the bottom? It's the one with the rubbish bin on it. How do I move it to the bottom? Thanks! -trace
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Where are Nautilus settings stored?

I would like to know where on the file system Nautilus settings are stored.
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Ubuntu 15.10 detects a not-present display in monitor settings

I have an Asus K53SC that has Ubuntu 15.10 installed, and in monitor settings it detects a not really present second monitor called Unknown Display. Sometimes it enabled automatically itself, and I ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Mousepad not working

I did search askubuntu and the web for a solution to this, but to no avail! My touchpad is not working. I have tried the followings: Used this video I have gone to Mouse & Touchpad setting and ...
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How to adjust screen settings: contrast, color saturation, etc

using Xubuntu 14.04 with a HP mini notebook. I can't seem to find any program to adjust screen settings: contrast, brightness, and more importantly: color saturation, tint and gamma. Thanks ...
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How can I change the date to english? [duplicate]

I run Ubuntu 14.04 and I have English as language, but since I live in Finland I have regional settings for Finland. As a result the date is displayed in Finnish. How can I get it changed into ...
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Orage does not change time after setting different timezone

I'm using Ubuntu Studio 14.04 with Xfce and I'd like to change the time in Orage, but even after setting a different timezone the time remains the same; shouldn't it change do reflect the selected ...
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Ubuntu Settings - Displays not launching

I have Ubuntu 15.10 and I want to have split screens. However, when I click "Displays" in Settings, the Settings app crashes. I tested all other icons, and they work perfectly. Why is my Display ...
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Ubuntu Settings Add Recording Device

I want to add my internal audio as a recording device so I can record my mic and the computer audio (while wearing headphones) in Audacity. I'm opening up the sound settings in Ubuntu to get to the ...
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Icons missing panel System Settings in Xubuntu 14.04 LTS

I did a fresh install of Xubuntu 14.04 (Xfce 4.10), but a lot of icons are missing in Panel "All Setting". How to restore? After : $ dpkg -l | grep buntu-desktop ii xubuntu-desktop 2.180 ...
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How do I make my setting become the default setting for every new user?

Every time I log into other user such as guest user, it sets the setting to default, but the default setting is difficult to use, how do I make my settings become the system settings by default?
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How to run in low resolution 640x480

I need to reduce the resolution to 640x480 to connect to my tv that can detect only that resolution.Any idea on how to do it so that my laptop screen resolution doesn't get affected? Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Restore factory defaults- Dell Inspiron

I ordered a laptop with Ubuntu as the operating system via ebay, and the item did not come as specified, so I am returning it. It took a few days to notice it did not come as specified, so I used in ...
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Can't change resolution!

I have installed Nvidia's last driver, applied and rebooted my PC. Then after reboot. My resolution came with 640x480 there is no other options to change it in either nvidia x server or display ...
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How to import Elementary OS to Ubuntu

I want to switch from Elementary OS to Ubuntu. So how do I import all my programs and files to Elementary OS. And is it the best idea to switch to Ubuntu? Is it any different, except GUI.
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How to save print paper size in LibreOffice Calc?

I'm printing many Excel files everyday, each file has many sheets. I'm going to print all sheets together in my own paper size like "longbond" but for every sheet I have to change one by one from ...
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Is there a way to export and import panel setting for Lubuntu 14.04 or 15.10?

I am setting up a new PC with Lubuntu 15.10 and want to use the panel settings I have on my old Lubuntu 14.04. Is there a way to export those settings? Where are they stored? I speak about the clock, ...
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How to save the column widths in Synaptic?

I'm using Synaptic on 15.10, but have a small problem: every time I quit the program, then restart it, the column widths reset. Here's what I'd like it to look like: but when I start the program, ...
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Printers setting disappeared, cannot manage printers, ubuntu 14.04

I was following these instructions to install canon mp495 network printer on ubuntu 14.04. Those instructions did not work, so I went back to manually install it via the printers setting in ubuntu's ...
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How Do I Find My Current Desktop Theme in Kubuntu 15.10?

I have been using Kubuntu 15.10 for about 6 months, and have been using previous versions for over 3 years. I customized my desktop theme, icons, etc. to suit me, however, recently, I downloaded more ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - Settings App Crashes On Opening “Displays”

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 - I had used V14 previously however I figured as 15.10 is the newest, I may as well give that a shot. As soon as I log in to my machine, I get this textbox that says ...
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Choosing default browser

I am having problems choosing my default browser. As far as I can tell there are 2 ways to do it, and right now they are conflicting. What I want: default browser of Google Chrome Problem: In unity ...
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Wacom button and mouse button setting

I use my Wacom Intuos Pro. And it works very well. I try to use the pad buttons work like the left and right mouse buttons. But I can not. Can anyone help me?
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virtualbox setup - increase cpu after installation

I have just installed Ubuntu on virtualbox, however I have noticed when opening or minimizing an application, like firefox, is getting a little bit slow. Is it safe to increase the cpu usage to 2 ...
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settings - two printers and two languages

Why do i have two printers and two language settings? How can i fix this?
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User accounts not working in settings panel (unity)

I'm using ubuntu desktop, 14.04 64bits. When I click on the user accounts icon, nothing happens. Well in fact, something happens : I can't use settings at all. No more icons of the panel work anymore ...
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No more history in dash. I want it back

I don't see the applications I used already in the dashboard. I went in settings -> privacy, and the history use was already set. I unset it and set it again (who knows). I even rebooted, but nothing ...
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ubuntu time is wrong

Ubuntu 14.04 suddenly starts show time in GMT format other than my local time in Cairo, Egypt although my current time is 2:00 am
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ALSA Mixer settings won't save (Kubuntu)

Since I've been using Linux on my Macbook I've noticed that there's a red light constantly shining out of the headphone port on the left side of the machine. This doesn't happen on OS X, I've checked. ...
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KDE settings not getting saved

I did a clean installation of Ubuntu 15.10 on my Dell XPS 15 laptop. I then installed KDE (5.18.0) on top of Ubuntu. However, it seems that no matter what changes I make in KDE nothing is saved. For ...
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Disable animated glow effect of tabs with new activity

How can one disable the animated glowing of tabs with new activity in Google Chrome for Ubuntu (running 15.04)?
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How do I change LAN settings in Ubuntu 15.04?

I need to set automatic configuration script for LAN settings as shown in the attached image. The way I set it in Windows is by following the path: Control Panel--->Internet properties--->LAN Settings ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 Appearance in All Settings Crashes and can not change themes

I'm having trouble changing the themes in Xubuntu 14.04. When I click "Appearance" in "All Settings" It freezes and I can't scroll or choose/change the theme and it takes me back to "All Settings". ...
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setting mail server on ubuntu desktop 15.10

I installed Ubuntu desktop 15.10 and tried setting a mail server. Can anyone please share a dovecot imap/pop3 server config and a postfix mail server that work for a mail server, because I have tried ...
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Login required after resume from black screen

When my computer screen is off after a while, login is required to go into the desktop. I'm activating automatic login, so when I turn on or reboot the computer, no login is required. How can I ...