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Can a single Nautilus window be started with multiple tabs? (Revised)

This question is asked before here and I will ask it here again. I would like Nautilus to start with multiple tabs open. How can I do this? According to the previous question, asked in 2011, Nautilus ...
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Best way to ensure a VPN connection starts (and hopefully remains)

Ok, trying again :) I tried to find the answer to this on my own, and that led me to the first suggestion in this topic... which, through a Series of Unfortunate Events, let me to hours and hours ...
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I cannot boot up 13.04. It asks for a password that I don't have [duplicate]

I don't remember creating a password and I have tried everything I can remember. I am currently trying to sign into Ubuntu 13.04 but when I start up I get a blue box on a black screen that says ...
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Ubuntu won't start - blank screen with flashing white cursor [duplicate]

My laptop is dual-booted with Windows 8 on one partition and Ubuntu 12.04.3 on the other. I've searched around for my issue already, but nothing I've found so far has solved the problem. Since last ...
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Ubuntu Server 13 hangs on boot, help?

All that appears on the screen is the blinking cursor, and it never seems to go away. I am pretty sure this may be a permissions problem. The reason I suspect this, is before the problem occured I ...
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How to make Guake start by starup?

I'm looking for help, because i had to install Ubuntu one more time and I was always using Guake Terminal. In fact I don't know how, but it was always starting when the desktop appeared and I only ...
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Mobile broadband not connect without unplug and plug

I have recently installed ubuntu 13.10 and I am still very new in this operating system. My problem is that when I start my computer, it detects all the wifi connections around but not my mobile ...
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mounting problem

Hey I got this problem on my fresh xubuntu 13.10 install I have a Data device /dev/sda5 which I like to auto-mount it on startup, I added it to the /etc/fstab file ...
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Fresh Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Windows 7 machine takes long time to start

I am new to Ubuntu. I just installed 12.04 LTS onto a second hard drive in my Windows 7 machine. Now when I start Ubuntu it sits there flickering between a whole ream of console output and a screen ...
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USB keyboard hit and miss as to whether it will work on boot-up

I am new to Ubuntu. Have installed 12.04 on a slave drive while I migrate. Usually booting into Ubuntu goes without a hitch but recently I often find I am unable to use the keyboard, and log-in ...
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How to log all applications that startup automatically?

I'm using xubuntu and recently I encounter this problem: When the computer started up, a main window Files Manager appeared automatically and I don't why this happens. There are bunch of startup ...
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Black screen after changing to Gnome Flashback from Gnome Flashback (no effects)

Installed 13.10 on an older computer. Everything worked fine but running very slow with Unity, so installed Gnome Flashback and it worked extremely well on Gnome Flashback (no effects). Decided to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 fails to start after installing ia32-libs

I was following the question and instruction in this post to run 32bit applications on my Ubuntu 12.04. ia32-libs broken package (Ubuntu 12.04 x64) In particular, I did the followings: sudo apt-get ...
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Can't reliably create a directory on startup after ec2 instance mounts it's ephemeral drives

This particular instance type mounts two ephemeral drives, in /dev/ and /mnt/. I have to create working directories for one of my services in these paths at startup or the services won't launch. ...
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xsession scripts not getting loaded. I need my a script to run on startup

.xsession, .xprofile, .xinitrc, .xsessionrc... none of these are getting loaded. What is the proper way to get session scripts to work? I've looked around and none of those filenames work on my ...
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xrandr startup script

I'm using ubuntu server with xmonad. I configure my dual monitor setup with xrandr but I can't get it to run on startup. My .xinitrc looks like this: # WM xmonad # dual monitor xrandr --output HDMI1 ...
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ubuntu/windows xp

hello I have a dell dimension 2400 running windows xp with Ubuntu on a partition. The computer would start unbuntu as a default unless I scrolled down to xp and hit enter. the computer now "hangs" at ...
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Synaptic on startup

I'm using Xfce 4.10 on Ubuntu 13.10. When I reboot my computer, it always opens the Synaptic package manager. How can I modify some starting script such that it won't open it at the startup?
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Changing a start up init.d script to use with new ubuntu

This is my code. I would like to change it to use with new versions of ubuntu. The thing is ubuntu doesn't have chkconfig any more. Also I heard that new ubuntu uses upstart instead of init type start ...
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How to choose between windows and ubuntu at startup

I'm new to Ubuntu and been wanting to install it on my laptop. Only thing I was wondering before doing so is will I receive the option to switch between it and windows at start up? And which option do ...
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I have to open recovery every time

When starting my computer, I see every time purple screen and caps lock blinking. I have to power-off It and open recovery , select root in menu and write reboot after I could get a normal booting. ...
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How to make nvidia command permanent

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with an Nvidia GeForce GT620 video card. As I'm running it through an older LG DLP tv I was having problems with overscan till I discovered this command that fixes the ...
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Startup problems, 13.10 and 13.04

I've run several previous Ubuntu systems on the same Eee PC with no problem. Then switched to xfce for about a year, now am trying to switch back to see what's new in Ubuntu. On 13.04 and also 13.10, ...
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Keyboard and mouse not functional at startup

I installed Ubuntu over an Xubuntu install, used the old home partition (didn't format it) and now at start up it takes 2-5 minutes for my keyboard and mouse to become functional. How can I fix this?
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Ubuntu 12.04 fresh install wont boot up

im running ubuntu 12.04 and it refuses to boot up. the screen will come on for a second, the mosue will appear, then itll go black again all inside about 3 seconds. i let it just do that for a while ...
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Synaptics error “no touchpad found” at startup on HP laptop

I know there are a lot of topics on the synaptics touchpad not working, but I can't seem to find the answer to my problem anywhere. Please forgive me if I missed it. Here is what happened. After ...
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Ubuntu doesn´t start after installation

This is my first time to run Ubuntu on a PC. I have made a bootfile on my USB and the installations goes without any problem. When the installation is finished it says the computer needs to restart. ...
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No Dropbox icon in the indicator panel?

I have recently installed Ubuntu on my machine and everything has been working fine, except I don't see the Dropbox indicator. I have installed and re-installed Dropbox multiple times and can confirm ...
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Lenovo E335 starts up in hibernation mode and wont wake up after running sudo pm-hibernate

I'm a bit of a Ubuntu-newbie but this i my problem: I bought my Lenovo thinkpad edge 335e a few weeks ago and I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on it with no major problems. The sole annoyance has been that it ...
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Is there any way to set a greeting message in ubuntu?

I love a quote. Now I want every time my computer starts, the quote to be on the screen, like a welcome note.Is there any way to do that in ubuntu 13.04?
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Letting the users of my application select whether the app should start on login. Most cross-platform way to implement?

I want to let the users of my application control whether the application should run at every user log-in, lets say, by activating/deactivating a check-box within the app. (Dropbox does this for ...
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Is there a way to skip boot menu and go straight to windows but go to ubuntu whenever I want?

Now, I understand my question needs explanation. I don't know the Linux lingo quite yet. What I am asking is: Is there a way to skip the screen asking whether I want to load Windows or Ubuntu, and ...
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Starting wine related services at startup

To decrease launch time of wine apps I am of the view that wine related services be started at boot...If I recall correctly wineserver.exe explorer.exe plugnplay.exe are some of the services, so how ...
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Limit the parallelisation of Upstart?

If I understand right, Upstart runs all tasks that are ready to run in parallel. However, is there a way to limit the amount of parallelisation? That is, the number of parallel tasks that are run ...
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Starting Dropbox on its own without any user intervention

I am trying to use Dropbox on Ubuntu 12.04. It is having many problems: Dropbox is not automatically starting on its own. At start, when I login into the user, it asks me, dropbox needs root access ...
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How do I pass arguments to a script added to the startup applications?

I want to start a script on startup, ideally at the end of boot process. To do this, I added it to the list of Startup Applications using the GUI. This is working fine. However, I also want to pass ...
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Run Mono Application on Startup Ubuntu

I need run a c# Windows Forms application (Mono app) on Ubuntu startup, then I trying use Upstart. I run this application fine manually, but when I use the Upstart script, as follow: description ...
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Howto start scripts before/after: Startup / Reboot / Suspend / Hibernate / Powerup / etc

This is what i have so far, but for some reason it doesnt work: cd ~ cd /etc/pm/sleep.d/ sudo touch 99myStartup.sh sudo nano 99myStartup.sh chmod +x 99myStartup.sh #!/bin/bash #!/bin/sh echo ...
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Startup Programs missing

Thanx in advance for solving my problem .I am currently using ubuntu 13.04 but accidently I have removed all my start up programs including the hidden programs also(means my /etc/xdg/autostart ...
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Startup Applications not running proccess (GoodSync)

I have defined the following .desktop file in ~/.config/autostart: [Desktop Entry] Version=9.5.7 Name[en_US]=GoodSync server Name=GoodSync server Comment[en_US]=Start GoodSync server Comment=Start ...
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Startup freeze, Games crash, Youtube crashes, no sound

I have installed Ubuntu for the first time on my Asus k55n, and it fails sometimes to boot up to the normal login screen, it usually just is purple and has dots, Steam games crash as soon as I boot ...
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Ubuntu completely freezing a few minutes after system startup (ATI graphics)

I have Ubuntu for about a week. I downloaded the ATI graphics software from the Ubuntu Software Store to get my dual monitor set-up working. I have been using it a few days since downloading the ...
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Upstart job not starting

Can someone help me with a startup script not starting? I started it with initctl start startupScript, and it works fine. But it wont start at startup (= virtualbox, and mount, doesnt execute). I need ...
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How do I search the startup history

I want to see where a program is getting launched. Is there a way to search the startup history for the name of this program?
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How do I monitor startup disk usage?

When I log in to my user session in Ubuntu it is being very slow. The CPU remains relatively low but the led of disk usage is running wild. How can I trace which applications are making the most ...
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How do run a program at startup?

I'm trying to make Firefox run when users log on (and go to a specific page if possible), but I'm not sure how. Using Ubuntu 13.04, I can enter the Startup Applications Preferences (by pressing ...
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Startup jobs exec at

I discovered upstart jobs, not much on stackoverflw and google, seems pretty new, but I cannot get 1 line to work: exec /usr/bin/echo "reboot" | /usr/bin/at 06:00 tomorrow The line next to ...
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Start noip application before login

How to start noip2 automatically before login? I tried with this for 3 hours, editing /etc/rc.local, /etc/init.d/rc.local, running script /etc/init.d with update-rclocal, nothing seem to work, even ...
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getting continuously 5 beep sound after installing ubuntu 12.04.3 from startup

getting continuously 5 beep sound after installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 from start up. The same thing happens to windows 7 but it stops after starting windows because there is option in windows to turn of ...
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Cannot install Edubuntu using USB

I want to install Edubuntu 13.04 using USB. I've gone through this guide but I still have a problem. I'm running on Edubuntu 7.04, but I can't find Startup Disk Creator that the guide refers to. I ...