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touchpad not working (at all) in Ubuntu 13.10

I am new to Linux. I don't know why my touch pad is not working at all. But the mouse is working perfectly well. Please help
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No screens found!

After installing Ubuntu on my new Laptop (using the nomodeset method), Ubuntu boots into a black (blank) screen. I've tried every single solution listed in here: My computer boots to a black screen, ...
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Installing Ubuntu 13.10 on new Macbook Pro. Installs then fails after restart

So i install Ubuntu from a live USB. No problems there. I get to the end of the the installation and am told to restart. I restart it them get a white screen with a blinking file icon with a question ...
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startup after installation problem in choosing w7 and ubuntu

I installed ubuntu 12.04 with using DVD beside my Windows 7. Installation was completed. Then it asked for restarting the system. After that system goes to Windows 7 without asking me to choose ...
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startup script ubuntu 12.04

Each time I startup the sistem I need to run this command sudo xhost + and the sudo service myservice restart I have decided to add a script to startup to avoid having to type it each time myself. I ...
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Is “screen-cleanup” service safe to disable?

I want to decrease my startup process and I see the service named "screen-cleanup" What is that? Is it safe to remove?
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Startup stopped at Xinerama - normal?

For an unknown reason when I rebooted my computer it stopped working. I see it can start the graphics engine as it shows the looping cursor and I can even move it, but the login screen does not ...
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System hang after waking up from hibernation?

I have played with all of my power settings for what I want me want my laptop to do as far as when I close my lid or press power button but it is not quite working correctly heres is what's going on: ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 crashes during start up [closed]

I have been using Ubuntu 12.10 without any problems but it started recently to crash during start up or login. I ran Memtest and everything seems fine. The crash screen is something like: Any ...
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Power Saving mode after start-up (12.04.4)

I have and issue that I can't seem to find right answer to. Immediately after purple loading screen I get an notification "Entering power saving mode", and I can't do nothing about it. If it's of any ...
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How To Run An Application On Startup Automatically?

I am using "UbuntuServer13.10" and I have Dynamic IP. So for learning purpose, I want to add a host on my dynamic IP to open my server easily from anywhere. For this purpose, I used www.noip.com ...
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Problems with Startup

I'm new to ubuntu and I have been having a problem. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 via flash drive and whenever I try to start up my computer it gives me the error ...
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drives will not mount on startup

I am simply trying to have a few drives mount at startup of UBUNTU 12.04. I have tried entering the commands in startup applications (as explained in THIS tutorial): udisksctl mount --block-device ...
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startx fails to start

I ran the Software Manager and now startx doesn't start anymore. After I start my laptop and log in, the screen stays stuck on the login page (I tried with both gdm and lightdm). Switching to console ...
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Can't get to the GRUB menu on iMac G5

I have an iMac G5, I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04, but I've had an error that I've gotten the solution to, but the solution requires me to get to the GRUB menu, and I can't seem to do that. I ...
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How to launch ubuntu without bluetooth enabled? [duplicate]

Bluetooth starts automatically when ubuntu starts. I would like to disable this to save battery power (because I just forget to turn it off sometimes). I know other have indicated that the answer is ...
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Can you add a startup and a shutdown sound ? [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and was wondering if there was any way to insert a startup and shutdown sound (ideally using a piece of software). If anybody has any ideas, they would be much ...
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How to get options of choosing between windows 8 and ubuntu at start up? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 alongside windows 8.1 in a separate partition. But on start up , windows 8.1 automatically boots without giving me options to choose between windows and Ubuntu. Plz help! I ...
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Loading directly to the commandline

For a completely unrelated problem, I ran update-grub following the instructions in user62644's answer to this post. Ever since, the GUI has been loading by default upon boot, and I have to type ...
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Startup script for pxeboot

I am working on pxeboot. Now i want to do startup script in pxeboot server and whenever client started the startup script will run on the client machine. How to do that. ?
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Terminal Startup [duplicate]

my problem is in my account on ubuntu 13.10 when i open terminal the cursor is something like that "$" not something like that root@yunus-ubuntu:~# or yunus@yunus-ubuntu:~# why it is happening i ...
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System starts up slowly with errors including bluetooth timeout

I have tried several solutions posted in the possible duplicate, but It does not work for me for the bluetooth timeout part, and my system have more problems than that. See details at the end of this ...
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Ubuntu flashes and hangs at Checking Battery Status

When I try starting up Ubuntu, it goes past the boot up screen and then the words 'Checking Battery Status' comes up with the words '[OK]' this only comes up for a little while and then the screen ...
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Stop a service from starting when it is disabled in the rc.d

I am running a minimal Ubuntu 13.04 on a BeagleBone. I try to disable udhcpd permanently, but I do not want to remove it. I want to be able to enable it when/if I need it. I have removed it from the ...
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A script which can be run from a flash drive and modify startup applications

So I have created a script I would like to run on computers at startup on the network I manage. Each is unique, so merging settings accross the network would be problematic. I could change each ...
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What is wrong with my startup command in rc.local?

I just want to start my custom webserver every time my server reboots automatically. How can I do that? xsp4 --applications=/:/home/me/website --name=website --quiet this command works just fine when ...
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How do I re-install Zeitgeist Datahub in the Startup Application Preferences

I stupidly removed Zeitgeist Datahub from Startup Application Preferences. How do I re-install it back there precisely as it was originally?? To put the question in another way: I did try to ...
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How do I set network speed and duplex during boot?

My problem is that I have ADSL box doing autonegotiation, defaulting to 100Mb. However, my network cable does not seem to operate at that rate. The speed is set to 100Mbps but DHCP fails. I need to be ...
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“Ubuntu running low graphic mode” then goes black with blue lines

my system worked fine yesterday, but when i came home today and tried to startup, my pc went to "running low graphic mode" and no matter what i choose from there (start this session only in low ...
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Start up and Shut down Logs

I would like to clean up my laptop, I am not that clued up here so please could I get some assistance with this please? You can email and I can send the logs to you and see what can be done please as ...
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Virtualbox nginx service won't start on startup, but can be activated through terminal

My normal OS is Windows 7 64-bit, but I'm running VirtualBox with the latests release of Ubuntu installed. I'm trying to use the VM as my web server as developing a Rails application on a Windows box ...
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Console when ubuntu starts up [duplicate]

When I start ubuntu up a purple screen pops up and then disapears again then a window comes up that says that I am running in low graphics mode. I click ok and then all I see is a black console. How ...
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How do I configure grub so it doesn't try to run if the drive its installed on is disconnected

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.0 something in my PC where I upgraded my previous version 12.10. Nothing is wrong with Ubuntu itself. It's grub, that's the problem. I keep my Ubuntu on a separate ...
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No Shutdown and Odd Shutdown! Please help!

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Acer m5-583p-6428 laptop and everything seems to be working well except for shutting down and starting up. To turn on the laptop I need to press the power button ...
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Ubuntu starting in terminal mode no GUI, even “startx” don't load GUI mode now?

Ubuntu 12.04 32bit Ubuntu stopped loading in gui mode just gives me a terminal mode. It use to work fine as normal but for some time it stopped loading in gui mode but will just load in like a ...
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How can I fix this vncserver startup script?

I've been working on getting multiple remote desktops up-and-running on my new installation of Ubuntu 12.04.3 by following this guide: ...
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cairo-dock starts up at the bottom-right

When i turn on my computer (ubuntu 13.10) the cairo-dock starts up automatically but it starts up at the bottom-right as you can see in the photo. I solve the problem closing cairo-dock and starting ...
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Removing Sys-V-Init script in favour of rc.local. Will application still shutdown correctly?

I've had to remove the /etc/init.d/crashplan script by doing update-rc.d -f crashplan remove in favour of starting the daemon using /etc/rc.local (the reason for this is that I have an encrypted home ...
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Why are none of my startup commands being executed?

I have been trying to get my laptop's screen brightness to default to a low setting, and for my keyboard light to be off when I start my computer. I have these two commands that work when I execute ...
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Disable Start-Up Applications

I followed this tutorial on youtube to disable start-up applications in Ubuntu Sever 13.10. What happened is all unchecked apps are being checked again when I close then open the box! What should I ...
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Start MySQL on Startup

I installed MySQL, and changed the configuration so the databases are stored on a separate hard drive. In the process MySQL has stopped starting up automatically. When I start the computer, I need to ...
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Can I make this keyboard light command that requires sudo run at startup?

My laptop has a light under the keyboard. I doubt the keyboard light consumes a lot of power, but when it comes to laptops and batteries, every little bit helps. So I prefer it to default to being ...
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How do I write an LSB header?

I used these instructions to try to make a script run at startup. I got the error "missing LSB information. See http://wiki.debian.org/LSBInitScripts" So I did. I sort of get what's going on, but ...
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Startup applications got messed up - Dropbox and Redshift not loading automatically

I have had problems with Dropbox launching at start up, so I've asked this question. The problem is that now, after implementing what the user has posted, Dropbox isn't loading and it also messed up ...
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Ubuntu start hangs (Nouveau / iwlwifi)

I tried to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my XPS 15 Haswell. The hardware is: Intel i7 4702HQ (+Intel HD Graphics 4600) Nvidia GT550M 16GB RAM 512GB mSATA SSD I had already Win 8.1 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 ocasionally freezes on startup? [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 a couple of months ago when in my computer was still installed Windows 7; i ran them for a while, then i deleted the used memory to contain windows. I have been quiet ...
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I install ubuntu 13.10 but the Pc can't start up ubuntu it start with windows

I install ubuntu 13.10 but the Pc can't start up ubuntu it start with windows .is there anything I should instal or do ?
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Is it ok if rc.local calls script with infinite loop? and some rc.local basics

I'm running 12.04, and I've never really messed with rc.local. First, when I source myscript.sh in rc.local, should it be /path/to/myscript.sh or sh /path/to/myscript.h or does it even matter? Can ...
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Make setxkbmap preferences being set at startup

I'm trying to switch left Ctrl key with caps permanently. But with ubuntu native keyboard layout switcher xmodmap did not persisted (this question). So now i just ditched native switcher and using ...
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How do I address the issue of System program problem detected?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit with Intel Core i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz × 4 and keep receiving the message System program problem detected at startup. This is a recent installation. I'm new to ...