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Changes to keyboard layout resetted on restart

I edited /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/fr to customize the french-dvorak layout. I then selected french-dvorak layout (instead of french). Now when I restart Ubuntu, I end up with the non-edited ...
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Unable to boot Windows after installation

I have a Windows 8 Computer with UEFI. Here is how I tried to install Ubuntu: • Disabled Secure Boot, loaded live USB with 12.10 x64 • Created 30.0GB partition in Windows for Ubuntu • Installed ...
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How to configure Ubuntu to load shared hard disk at startup? [duplicate]

I use shared profile for firefox between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. The shared profile is in a common disk partition/file-system. Due to this reason firefox doesn't start till I load the shared hard ...
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display-backlight doesnt lights up when i start my hp g62

Hey there :) when I start my hp G62 the display brightness is off and I have to take a lamp or a flashlight to see something on the screen and then I manually turn on the brightness of the display. ...
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Howto set bluetooth so that it remembers last state on boot?

I read various questions here on how to boot with BT disabled, while keeping the ability to use it. What I search is how to set it so that it remembers the last ON/OFF setting made through the Unity ...
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Why doesn't this script work at startup?

I am trying to execute a script on startup: mount_hdd.sh #!/bin/bash exec > /tmp/debug.txt 2>&1 echo $USER sudo cryptsetup --key-file=/home/jeffrey/.scripts/passwd.txt luksOpen /dev/sdb1 ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 only sometimes starts: “no System-disk or disk error”

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my HP 2530p Laptop with no other OS installed. All worked well but when restarting, after the BIOS screen, there was just a blank black screen reading "no system-disk ...
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Startup applications in an assigned workspace

I can get applications to start on login using the GUI applet in Ubuntu. Is there anything that can be added to the command line so it starts in an assigned workspace? I haven't been able to get ...
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Load noip2 when I boot the system

I have installed no-ip script and when I can call /usr/local/bin/noip2 to synchronize my IP but I haven't figured out how to make this happen every time I start my Ubuntu. I have read in the read-me ...
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Startup sound played on a wrong device

While there are countless threads and solutions to kill the Ubuntu startup sound this would only be a workaround in my case. I have an external sound card connected to my laptop and my internal ...
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Delay an application at /etc/xdg/startup

For some reason when it's started too quickly when it's active it shows my desktop instead of overlaying on the active windows.I have guake.desktop in /etc/xdg/startup and I'm wondering if there's a ...
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Upstart - Bluepill not starting without sudo

I have an upstart service to start bluepill (Ruby gem to monitor processes). The upstart config is below. description "Start up the bluepill service" start on runlevel [2] stop on runlevel [016] ...
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cannot start application if not on correct path

I have the following app "System monitor indicator" and I want to make it start on boot up. So I am trying to find whats the name of the app to call it from the terminal, I find the "exe" at ...
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Ubuntu does not start after upgrade efforts

I am a newbie here but I will try to be as specific as possible. Sequence of events: Selected to upgrade to 12.04LTS from 10.x As my Internet speed is too low, the packages download time was around ...
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Starting from a USB drive without booting

Is it possible to start ubuntu from a USB drive without actually booting from it? Sorry this question did not seem clear. I have just placed ubuntu onto a 4GB flash drive. the computer I was going to ...
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Command for opening application using java through terminal?

I downloaded Tomighty(pomodoro app) on my Ubuntu 12.04. Everytime i have to start tomighty, i have to right click on the tomighty's jar file and click on open with sun java 7. is there any command ...
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delay of startup applications, dropbox specifically

I have a mounting/dropbox/startup issue. I want to postpone the startup of dropbox, as my computer does not mount the disk in time, and dropbox assumes it is not there. Does anyone know an easy way of ...
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Cannot start installation

I dowloaded ubuntu13.04-64 bit,burned it on a dvd. Now if i burn it screen is flashing and only 20% of screen is gettig occupied. Please help me. Here is what i get. GNU GRUB Version 2.00-13ubuntu3 ...
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Launch rails webrick server at startup

I want webrick running at startup. So I execute this command in terminal: crontab -e Then added this line to the end of the file @reboot /home/myname/.rvm/rubies/ruby-2.0.0-head/bin/ruby ...
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Windows xp does't let me chose ubuntu using an USB [duplicate]

I have downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 in a pen-drive, but when I restart the computer, it doesn't let mi choose.
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Startup Applications with zsh and xmonad

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I use zsh as my shell and xmonad as my window manager. I don't use gnome or any other desktop environment. I'd like to declare some 'startup commands.' By this I mean, after ...
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Upgraded form 12.04 LTS to 12.10. When you click on ubuntu during Grub, black screen [duplicate]

After upgrading from 12.04 LTS to 12.10. When I tried to boot it from the grub menu it just goes to a lack screen with the backlight on
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Start Dropbox on Startup

I installed dropbox (2.0.26) via the command line instructions here (https://www.dropbox.com/install2). Dropbox is running great except that it won't start on startup. The command given ...
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Ubuntu keeps deleting data upon startupp or shutdown

I've been using Ubuntu 13.04 for the past couple of days and I've downloaded multiple clients, plugins, files etc. But when I shutdown and startup my computer again all the files are missing as if I ...
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How do I fix a “/tmp is not ready or mounted” Error?

I run ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a Lenovo ideapad netbook S10. I Been getting this error a lot, and then I did a fresh install. I had ubuntu only a month now, but the error hadn't started till yesterday ...
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I am stuck at the “GNU” screen and I need to know how to get past it

I have had Ubuntu 12.04 for 6 days now and now, for some reason, I am getting the GRUB screen when I try to restart my computer. When I turn it on, it asks me, since I also have Windows 7 on my ...
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Graphical Login Screen not showing

During start up of my laptop instead of usual graphical login screen, terminal prompts up asking login and I have to use startx command everytime to open desktop ! How to clear this bug ?
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Long startup time [duplicate]

A fresh ubuntu 13.04 install has good startup time for me. after that, when i began installing new softwares, my statup time went very very longer (about 1 minute) :( I google my issue but i could ...
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Installing Nvidia Drivers on 13.04 and Removing Loading Choice Screen on Startup

I am brand new to Ubuntu, after many years with Windows and a dabble with OSX, so please go easy on me. Yesterday, after ruining the pre-installed Windows 8 with the Ubuntu install I had to install ...
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Remove the “login part” in the startup stage [unlocking the disk] [duplicate]

I want to remove the "login part" in the startup stage. It is too disturbing. It's showed that "unlocking the disk/dev/disk/by-uuid/2e97702d-a4db-4d1b-8b0c-d3714dbde728(sdas_crypt) Enter pass pharase" ...
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Ubuntu not booting from CD or USB, how can I make sure OS finds my drive?

I've been trying several different installation methods to install Ubuntu on my partition. No matter what kind of installation type (CD or USB), I get the same error message. At first I assumed I was ...
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Ubuntu One startup on Mac

Ubuntu One is installed on my MacBook, OS X Lion, and appears to be working fine, other than it does not appear to load automatically at startup. Please note that Connect automatically when computer ...
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trackpad script not working on startup / login

The issue at hand My aim is to enable natural scrolling on system start (or session start), which - up until now - could be easily achieved using a startup script, but since migrating from 12.04 (32 ...
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Which startup applications can I safely disable?

Which startup elements can be safely deleted (for home desktop users)? I use this terminal commands to see the whole startup list: sudo -i cd /etc/xdg/autostart/ sudo sed --in-place ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 boots and starts up slowly

After I updated from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04 my operating system is very slow. Until I see the login screen it takes very long and after logging in I wait for about a minute... I have dual boot with ...
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Run a script on startup to periodically disable the keyboard

I have the following script while [ true ] do gnome-screensaver-command -l xinput set-int-prop 10 "Device Enabled" 8 0 sleep 1m xinput set-int-prop 10 "Device Enabled" 8 ...
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Start application at resume

How do I automatically start an application on resume after suspend or hibernate? The reason I want to do this is because I've created a script to set xinput value on startup application, but after ...
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How can I improve my boot time? [duplicate]

I have horribly long boot time. I installed e4rat (done everything according to tutorial: http://rafalcieslak.wordpress.com/2013/03/17/e4rat-decreasing-bootup-time-on-hdd-drives/) but it actually ...
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Ubuntu - Cannot get to login screen after successful install

I have Windows 7 installed on one of my HDDs and I installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 & 13.04 64-bit, none of them worked. I got the same error with them both; I couldn't get to the login screen. So what ...
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How to run compiled C++ program on startup? [duplicate]

I have compiled and made an exucutable C++ program in ubuntu.But It only runs in terminal.that is I have to give the ./example command in terminal.If I click it nothing happens and says no suitable ...
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Hide desktop startup screen

I am working on a hardware device running on Ubuntu. One of the most important features is good presentation - in my case not showing the OS startup screen etc. Currently I am using upstart to start ...
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How to start x11vnc on boot, on all users

I need help starting xllvnc with a couple parameters on boot. Simply adding it to rc.local starts it before X has started, making it useless. I tried modifying xinit, but to no avail. Any help would ...
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Nautilus: Remember previous session state, auto-restore on startup?

Anyone know today of a way to make Nautilus auto restore the previous session state: dual pane or single, tabs, displayed directories, etc.? Closest I can find is question 52112, but not only is it ...
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How to run a command for all users in a specific group at login, any help would be appreciated

We are using Ubuntu Server 12.04.2 to host virtual devices in our office. Our boss has written a program for Ubuntu that logs all activity and time spent at a single workstation to monitor misusage of ...
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What are all the autostart locations in Ubuntu?

I'm a Ubuntu newbie in need of some advice from anyone very familiar with the different Ubuntu startup methodologies. I'm interested in enumerating all the applications that are triggered at startup ...
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startx must be called manually in 13.04?

So I was doing some updates and when bang, my whole system froze up. The only thing I could do was to force shutdown via power button. Upon rebooting I got the little _ in the top corner, apart from ...
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trouble finding Ubuntu

Installation went fine on my old tower pc. I replaced windows xp with Ubuntu 12.4 and continued on with the reboot. The trouble is that nothing appears upon start up. dos works through the initial ...
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where is “startup applications” user config file for disabled and enabled applications?

It is the gnome-session-properties command. I know already the apps are at ~/.config/autostart. I know there are files at /etc but those are root. I found nothing at gconf-editor. I need to know ...
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Run script at startup for all LDAP user

I'm building a LDAP network and I want to execute some command after login for all LDAP users. More, in my scripts I have to run some command as superuser with SUDO like the command MOUNT. What can I ...
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How to fix start up error using Lenovo Z580?

Laptop Lenovo Z580 with 8 RAM and Intel® Core™ i5-3210M, with Ubuntu 64 bits The system hangs at start up stage, but sometimes loads after 3 or 4 times. How to fix this trouble?