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How to change the default bluetooth and sound settings on startup?

Every-time I power-on my laptop my bluetooth device is on and my system sound is muted. Somehow settings are not saved when I shut down the computer. How do I fix this?
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Missing system settings and apt-get gives package dependencies not resolved error

Whenever I was trying to install a third party software like OpenJDK,sudo apt-get gave package dependencies not resolved error. So by reading one of the answers on askUbuntu I tried aptitude package ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 missing mouse pointer speed in settings

Missing pointer settings in my settings My xinput result: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 Touchpad settings missing

New Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 is missing a critical feature for me : tap to click. Over the years i got used to double tab in the touchpad of my ubuntu laptop, but last upgrade that feature is missing. ...
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Screen resolution changes automatically from 1920x1080 to 1745 x 981. How to prevent the change?

I have monitor BenQ 24" GL2450 that I use as a second monitor. The first monitor is from my laptop that runs Ubuntu 14.04(LTS). According to the settings the resolution of the second monitor is set ...
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How to remove ghost languages

I have two ghost languages to select for the keyboard settings, altough they do not appear at the text entry settings panel (See the m17n* options on the screenshot). They only appear with my user, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 unity settings bug [duplicate]

Please help. My settings looks like How restore all items in settings.
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Make xinput settings persist after usb mouse is turned off (still connected)

I want to make xinput settings for my usb mouse persist after it has been turned off and on again. How can I monitor this event? This does not work, as I never unplug the usb receiver: How to make ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 privacy setting shows recent apps and files can be shown in dashboard and elsewhere. What here elsewhere means

Ubuntu 14.04 privacy setting shows recent applications and files can be shown in dashboard and elsewhere. What here "elsewhere" means?
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How to backup Kubuntu 15.04 config/settings?

I would like to backup all my settings for the plasma desktop, dolphin, kate etc. I am working with kubuntu 15.04. How can I do this? Reason is: just a few moments ago my plasmashell crashed (black ...
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Profiles for desktop settings depending on connected screens

Is there any way in Linux to save a profile for desktop settings depending on what screen is active? (like, different fonts and so on depending on whether there is only laptop screen or attached ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 - Keyboard Cursor Blinking Default Settings

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3. I broke keyboard cursor blinking default settings. How can I go back to the first installation in that setting? Image: http://i.stack.imgur.com/iIiHg.png
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How do I connect to my wi-fi in Lubuntu?

(Preface) Ive read all of the existing questions for Lubuntu and Wifi but only have more questions. Im new to Linux. I've entered all the network-info in to the VPN-connections as best to my ...
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Trying to download updates can't remember password [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and having problems downloading updates to the system. Every time the system prompts to the software repository setting authentication it prompts for a password. Now I ...
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Why is the Advanced section Update tab in Thunderbird blank?

I recently install Thunderbird, but found that in the Preferences, if you go to the Advanced section, and then the Update tab, you find that it is blank: Is this a bug? Or is it meant to be so on ...
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Unable to Update Several Packages

In the past two weeks, I could not update my Ubuntu system 14.04 LTS. In particular, every time I turn on my computer, the following window pops up. After I click "Install Now", it asks for my ...
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Altering default desktop background setting?

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 and am very pleased. I do have a question that probably has a simple answer. When setting an image as the desktop background, the default setting for desktop ...
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Screen ratio to TV through VGA to HDMI converter

Hooked up my machine to the TV through a VGA to HDMI converter, but now it defaults to 4:3. There is no option in screen settings to go to 16:9 as it says "unrecognised display. I need 16:9 to ...
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Sound by application controls

Are there any easy GUI controls that I can get access to which will allow me to set specific sound levels on certain specified applications in Ubuntu GNOME 15.04, running GNOME Shell, and GNOME 3.14? ...
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Power Management settings for all users

is there a way to set power-manager settings to all users? i.e. I don't want to create a new user and forget about disabling use-time-for-policy.
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Different settings for Midnight Commander running as root and as regular user

Is it possible to have some settings for Midnight Commander when run as user $ mc and some different settings (e.g. skin) when run as root? $ sudo mc The motivation is that it is immediately ...
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Bluetooth speaker JAM connected to UBUNTU 14.04

thanks for taking the time to see my post. i ve bought a bluetooth JAM speaker and I am trying to connect it to the computer. The computer actually see the device, and I can even select it from the ...
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Troubleshoot networking issues

I'm running Lubuntu on my laptop and raspbian on a raspberry pi. In the process of trying to share the wifi interconnection with my raspberry, over ethernet cable, I've messed up my network settings. ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 Doesnt save custom keyboard shortcuts

Every time I try to assign a keyboard shortcut, it only stays functional until I log in again, then it resets to its original settings. Anyone have any ideas how to get it to keep my settings from ...
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Files getting deleted/removed

I have Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8.1.Whenever I turn off Windows and start Ubuntu some of the old files that were there in D,E and F drives gets deleted/removed. And they sometimes get restored ...
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settings in display made too large

experimenting with settings in 14.04. opened display, enlarged launch icons. now too big to see the full screen and I cannot adjust them back. help
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How to change sound jack to rear?

I am new to ubuntu & I am having difficulty in finding the sound jack selection setting. My rear sound jack is not working. Please help me out.
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How do I fix this main menu that shows generic application names?

I was playing around somewhere tweaking my Xubuntu main menu. All I can see now is the generic names for the installed applications, for example, Google Chrome and Firefox both are displayed as Web ...
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kde5 reset user settings

I'm confused. I was playing with opacity in KDE5 and made a mistake so now I can't see any windows at all -- ok, not one of my better moves :) So I log out, and: rm -rf ~/.kde rm -rf ...
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In-app menu display settings modification

I would like to modify the way the menu is displayed so that the the program in image 1 is displayed as in image 2, all the time without having to hover the mouse above it. So that this: changes to ...
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Brightness & Lock missing in System Settings - can't change screen locking time

I am running 14.04.2 LTS. I want to change the time it takes to automatically lock the screen when I step away, but there is no Brightness & Lock option listed under the System Settings. I have ...
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All my system settings disappeared!

I am fairly new to Ubuntu and am having some problems.. Today I noticed that no sound was being output at all while I was in Ubuntu. I am dual-booting with Windows 8, where the sound works perfectly ...
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saving current configs

Is it possible in 14.04 to save the current system settings? I want (yet again) to install NVidia drives, but I'd like to save the current state of my settings and roll back to the current state in ...
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Cannot change display settings

I go to the Settings : Then I click on the Displays tab under Hardware category and get the following: I am afraid cannot fix it up. Edit: Output of xrandr Edit 2: The gnome-shell DE was ...
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wifi settings disapear after kernel update

Re: Problem Installing Netgear A6100 Wifi USB mini adapter ac600 Dual band Ubuntu 14. Quote Originally Posted by boucher-aaron View Post hi there, any idea how to get ubuntu to keep these settings ...
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How can I improve my system performance?? As it is working very slow [duplicate]

I have Dell Inspiron N4050 i5 2gb. Am running dual boot (Ubuntu 14.04 along with Win7). As I am a new user (more specifically learner). In Ubuntu am facing several issue regarding the performance. ...
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Ubuntu sound settings gone

Ubuntu froze and I was forced to shut it down with brute force (holding the power button). Ever since then the sound settings have disappeared and I am not able to adjust the volume / select the ...
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How to fix search locations in settings

After upgrade to 15.04, the auto-complete for location search in settings -> Time & Date stopped working: Same problem with adding locations to the clock, however, I'm unable to take screenshot ...
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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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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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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 | ...