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12.10 Screen jitters/flickers when ever it needs to redraw graphics

I just got started with ubuntu on my intel nuc (16Gb RAM, 120Gb SSD, intel HD 4000 running ubuntu 12.10). Managed to solve most of the issues that I've faced so far but there is this one I just cant ...
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Mouse configuration file

Which file (name & path) store the settings made in this window?
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After changing password, Ubuntu won't recognize any password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost administrative password? I wanted to change my password and tried to do so in the system settings, but when I clicked the button Change, the ...
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Positon of exit button [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Window Controls moved to right hand side How can I move all the window controls to the right? How can I set up the exit button on aplications to be on the right side ...
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Setting mouse to left handed has no effect in Xubuntu?

I'm trying out Xubuntu via the live USB. I need to set the mouse to be left handed, i.e so when I 'right click', its treated as a left click, and vice versa. This works fine in Ubuntu, but in ...
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System Settings (12.10)

I don't find the control center but only a simple system setting window. How to make it more complete than before? I search for login screen setting, and I don't find it. Someone can help me? I'm ...
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`Compiz` profile settings export and import using command line

How can i export and import Compiz current profile settings using Command line. I'm using ubuntu 12.10. Or can i get a script for doing export and import.
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Disable laptop touchpad when wacom tablet is plugged?

I want to disable automatically the laptop touchpad when I plug in a Wacom CTH-470L graphic tablet. I read here an answer about a touchpad-indicator, but it isn't available to 12.10. I have also ...
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What's the best way to set the touchpad properties and behaviour?

Currently there are just too many places to set touchpad properties and behaviour. The default sytem settings moused and touchpad tool. The dconf-editor key /org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/mouse/ ...
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Remapping keys on Apple keyboard

I'm using the German Apple keyboard for both MacOS X and Ubuntu 12.10. $ lsbusb ... Bus 002 Device 004: ID 05ac:0250 Apple, Inc. MP110Z/B I've successfully remapped the exchanged < and ^ ...
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How to use Audio Recorder to record tracks in separate files?

I have installed Audio Recorder to record sounds played by my computer. sudo apt-add-repository ppa:osmoma/audio-recorder sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install audio-recorder I want it to ...
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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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Unable to change the Flash microphone settings

I want to find out the name of a song by singing or humming it on Midomi. I follow these steps: I go on the website «www.midomi.com»; I click on the area «Click and Sing or Hum»: a message appears ...
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ubuntu 12.10 usb startup brought settings from the last computer

I used a usb to put 12.10 on a dell laptop. Everything is working fine. I used the same usb to put it on a dell desktop. Ubuntu is not working well on the desktop and in settings, claims to be the ...
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How do I turn off “show mouse” when I press Ctrl?

I've searched everywhere in the system settings but I still can't find it.
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Sound indicator broken after 12.10 update (shows 3 dashes), sound settings shows no devices

Im using Ubuntu 12.10 and my sound has worked great so far. After installing an update I get the same problem described here (Sound broken after installing updates - no hardware present, but some ...
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nvidia-settings writes xorg.conf but doesn't load settings

I made my changes on nvidia-settings and also writed the changes to xorg.conf (yes, I checked the file). After rebooting the settings are only applied after I open nvidia-settings agains, any way I ...
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unsaved settings

Just had ubuntu 12.04 installed on my pc, the only problem I am discovering is that none of my settings are saving. Appearance-Behavior resets to default every time i reboot. My Thunderbird accounts ...
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Replace /etc after reinstallation

I reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 after a corruption caused by a faulty operation (not much interesting but you can read about it). The old system had three partitions, one for boot, one for / and one for ...
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Polly (twitter client) problem authorization

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Polly 0.93.5. Internet connection (l2tp) is established. No proxy. I can't add the twitter account. In the window "Add new account" written: Twitter did not authorize the request. ...
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Did “sudo dconf reset -f /org/compiz”. How to restore /org/compiz gsettings from backup?

I'm using 12.04. I executed: sudo dconf reset -f /org/compiz Now changing settings in CompizConfig Settings Manager (ccsm) has no effect. For example, changing the number of desktops has no ...
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How to prevent thunderbird gmail/IMAP from marking deleted/archived emails as read

I have thunderbird setup to use gmail IMAP. I followed the various guides that recommend setting Edit->Account Settings->Server Settings->When I delete a message->Remove it immediately. Unfortunately ...
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Where are theme settings stored?

I installed Ubuntu with several Desktop Environments, including Unity, KDE and LXDE. I am struggling to change the background tooltip color which is black and causes displaying problems in Eclipse. ...
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Set mplayer as default application

I just did a fresh install of 12.10 and are now left wondering how to set mplayer as a global default application for video. I created a mplayer.desktop and added the same categories as totem has, ...
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My Mouse is Too Fast on 12.04 [duplicate]

I just installed 12.04 but the mouse is far too fast and it is almost impossible to do a double click. I have checked the mouse speed settings with no success.
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How to deactiviate blinking cursor on 12.04

my mouse cursor is blinking frequently when it's moved, especcially within the system settings application and similar types of windows (it s also blinking when hovering over the "post your question" ...
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How to remove limit on core dump file size

I would like to increase the maximum size limit for core dump files as a regular user. Using bash, I can set it like this: $ ulimit -c 100 which works well the first time I set it. However, the ...
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Install the Ubuntu sound application in Lubuntu

what is the name of the sound-control application in Ubuntu 12.10 I want to install it in my Lubuntu 12.10 installation.
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Unresponsive Firefox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Firefox unresponsive - Lockfiles stuck My firefox is unresponsive: it keeps coming up with a message that says firefox is already running, but is not responding, to ...
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cant change my screen resolution

Hi i have a problem with my screen resolution after installing ubuntu 12.04 I think i have the right drivers, but for some reason the resolution is way to small. It is 640 x 480 and thats the only ...
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There is no two finger scroll option in my “Mouse and Touchpad” settings

I simply do not have the option for "two-finger scrolling" available in my "Mouse and Touchpad" settings. I have tried a lot of terminal commands that I have found in the forums with no success. Who ...
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Change resolution in Waking Mars

I purchased and installed the humble bundle game "Waking Mars" via the Ubuntu Software Center and it works really well except for some issues with changing settings, namely with the resolution. The ...
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How to change settings in Splice?

I just installed the game "Splice" for ubuntu 12.10 from the Humble Bundle (via the software center)...but the game starts up in a windowed resolution that goes over both of my monitors. How do you ...
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Any way to keep Ubuntu settings when resizing partitions?

A few days ago I set up Ubuntu on my old Laptop. I used a Live CD with version 12.10 on it. I am new to Linux, but everything went fine. However, it would not let me split off a big partition from my ...
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I accidentally deleted the settings manager

Last time i played around with java on my laptop, and i accidentally removed the settings manager ( power settings, screen settings, and so on ) as well. So i did reinstall java, and i tried to find ...
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How do I remove my Facebook account from Gwibber?

I started using Ubuntu 12.10 today, and put in my social networking details in Online Accounts under System Settings. I like being able to chat with my Facebook friends in Empathy, but I don't ...
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Screensaver/blanking problem

I have upgraded to 12.10 and then downgraded again to 12.04 LTS because of the screensaver or screen blanking problem. After 10-12 minutes the screen goes black/blank when i dont do anything (idle). I ...
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Acer Aspire V5-431 drivers for 12.10

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 in my notebook ACER ASPIRE V5-431, but couldn't find drivers for this. Could anyone please tell me where could I find the drivers? Also, I couldn't find the Appearance ...
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Synaptics Touchpad cannot move while pressing a key? V 8.1

my Synaptics touchpad refuses to move anytime I am pressing a key on the keyboard. I've looked everywhere on the internet telling me to go to Device Pointer Properties, then Settings, then Pointing, ...
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where are the ubuntu-desktop settings?

I just installed the Ubuntu desktop (apt-get install ubuntu-desktop) for the first time. I guess this is Unity. I wonder where I can find the settings. There was the "System Settings" tool right in ...
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How do I make a compiz sphere look like a planet?

I have read topics of people that what to style their compiz sphere like a planet and set a background image like space. It definitely very good idea, but I have not been able to find a tutorial of ...
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Firefox does not listen to my settings

In firefox, the first time it boots it always tries to reopen previous tabs (and fails), even though I've set for it to open things in new tabs. It seems any secondary windows open in the homepage (as ...
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Getting rid of the bar on the left

How do I change my desktop so it looks like this again I haven’t used Ubuntu in awhile and found it annoying having this massive bar on the left taking up my screen space. I liked Ubuntu because it ...
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How can I distribute mandatory settings (system and LibreOffice settings)?

I'm a Linux sysadmin and I maintain 100 Ubuntu desktops. We're about to upgrade to 12.04, but before we can do that we have to make Ubuntu PCI complaint. Meaning we have to lock some mandatory ...
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How to import settings and files from old HD/smaller to new HD/1TB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Move home folder to second drive I upgraded from a smaller HD to a larger HD, for now I have both HD's, but plan on getting rid of the older HD... also the newer drive ...
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How can I make “File Edit View …” of windows always be displayed at the top line of Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can auto-hide for the application menu be turned off in Unity? All my applications are maximized. But i can not see "close/mini/maxi File Edit View" all the time. ...
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Save Display Settings to xorg.conf

I can configure my display setting through "System Settings > Displays" But I cannot save it to xorg.conf and I don't have a xorg.conf at all in /etc/X11/. How can I save the current settings into ...
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GIMP extended input devices settings problem

I have a Trust graphics tablet. Today I realized how to make GIMP use the tablet's sensitivity features: by going to Edit > Preferences > Input Devices > Configure Extended Input Devices, and there ...
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Missing Icon-Size Slider From Settings>Appearance [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change the size of Unity 2D launcher icons? I've found a bunch of dead-end threads on the subject, but haven't found any concrete answers yet. In my 12.04 ...
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How to reset evolution settings to defaults?

I have not used Evolution for long time now and I would like to reset all the settings and start from scratch. How would I be able to do this?