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systemd-udevd using a lot of CPU power

I noticed that my laptop started running a little hot and the fan started to kick in more and I saw that systemd-udevd was using a lot of my CPU High CPU usage shown in top so then i did a strace ...
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I installed Ubuntu on my laptop and it is so slow!

I just downloaded and installed Ubuntu 14. It is extremely slow and my laptop heats up to 90 degrees when I am trying to watch a video. here are my laptop specifications:
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File system goes read-only when using file explorers

I have a problem with my 15.10 system and it goes as follows: When using Nemo or Nautilus (these are the two I've tried) works fine as long as I explore my home directory only. Visiting 'File ...
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Why does ubuntu seem to be running in safe mode?

New to linux. finally got ubuntu 15.10 installed but after lots of screen flickering and many restarts the desktop only seems to be running in some sort of safe mode.Can anyone suggest how to diagnose ...
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Include apt.history.log in systemlog

I am trying to find a way to Include apt.history.log in the systemlog so the logs will automatically be sent to a remote centralized log server I have running. But is this something there is ...
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System Testing doesn't work

My OS is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I have a HP Pavilion dv6500. Every time I launch System Testing, it breaks after an hour of use (I cannot precisely tell in which test it breaks). It restarts my PC and ...
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Google Chrome Crawl/system hog on Ubuntu 15.10 desktop

I finally upgraded my desktop to 15.10 from 15.04 during Nov '15 with excitement only to be continuously disappointed as Google Chrome seems to 'hog' the system, make browsing really slow* with ...
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run 64 bit version on 32 bit operating chip

Does anyone in the Ubuntu community know of a way to run the 64 bit version of Ubuntu on a 32 bit operating chip. My old laptop is running an Intel M 1.7, 32 bit chip? By way, I mean as a package ...
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Linux Syscalls mechanism - exit function

I am trying to understand linux syscalls mechanism. I am reading a book and it in the book it says that exit function look like that(with gdb): mov $0x0,%ebx mov $0x1,%eax 80 int $0x80 I understand ...
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Can't access to the system after an update

Last night I got security updates notifications on my laptop operating under Ubuntu 14.04 so when I procede I got error message telling me that I need some 25Mo of space .. So as usual I made ...
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System hangs frequently Ubuntu 14.04

I am using a Sony VAIO VPCCB35FN with 500 GB HDD, 4GB RAM, I5 processor and 1GB AMD RADEON Graphics card. I was dual booting my system with windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I recently removed Windows and ...
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Unstable system when low disk space

When I tried to fill system disk to full (100Mb and less space remaining), I noticed that Ubunstu is quite unstable, for example when i open System Monitor, it doesnt open, only blink.. or when i ...
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how to delete a file using its inode number in busybox?

while doing a random compilation I created a file that has unreadable character as its file name so, I want to remove it using its inode number. I got some options in the internet but they don't work ...
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ubuntu demo available

Is there such a thing as an ubuntu demo video or a "Take a tour" video to view prior to installing ubuntu? I am seriously considering replacing Windows 8.1 with ubuntu but I'd like to see it in action ...
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Is there any gui to make a global (system and devices) search in Ubuntu?

I've searched for this topic but it seems that I'm the only one with this problem. The search for files default app allows to search only in a specific place. I would like to search, let's say, for a ...
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How to know that my ubuntu system is clear from bad file? [closed]

How to know that my system have been accessed through by backdoor and how to know there is rootkit, malware or trojan in my ubuntu system.
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system-wide git settings

I would like to set git defaults for all users on my system. Where can I find the global system-wide configuration? There is no such file as /etc/gitconfig Thanks.
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Suspicous activity cause huge syslog file(over 200G)

I installed a ubuntu 15.10 a few days ago. Two things are running on the ubuntu machine. The first one is "Desktop Sharing", and I use VNC on mac to control the ubuntu machine through IP address. ...
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Silence system sound on startup (mac)

I want to silence the mac startup sound on Ubuntu. I completely removed Mac OSX. My computer is a MacBook Pro 8.1 and I have installed refind as EFI boot manager.
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System requirements for Ubuntu 12.04 with gnome DE

I just installed Gnome Desktop environment on my ubuntu 12.04 to make my computer run faster. Of course,the computer got faster but not as much as I expected. I've : Intel celeron 2.8ghz DDR3 2GB ...
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Ubuntu wont load from USB

I made a live USB from ubuntu and I'm using it as persistant. My problem is the when I plug the USB to the port it will take hours to load after I boot from USB. Why does it take too long to load the ...
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Are there any 'normal' system changes which require a reboot? [duplicate]

Other than certain system updates and package installations, are there any actions which require a reboot of the system? I'm interested in fairly regular stuff like adding users and groups etc (sorry ...
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Can not install Ubuntu 14.04

I get the following error while loading Ubuntu. White screen appears with cursor blinking. error screen init failed for driver 0 Can someone help please?
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What would be a good Ubuntu/Alternative OS for my laptop? [duplicate]

I have an Asus R503U laptop with AMD C-60 1.0 GHz processor with 4 Gb of RAM. It is a 64-bit system. I also have a lower end Radeon Graphics card. Currently I am running Windows 10. I'm looking for ...
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Why can not I log in Ubuntu?

After a failed installation cuda, I entered the password correctly, but this does not lead to anything. What should I do? Console screenshot >> http://i.stack.imgur.com/R80E3.jpg Reset ubuntu :)
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Change notification email subject - Nagios

Anyone can give an idea about, how can I change my Nagios email alert subject? I have google for sometime and every result says to change the command(notify-host-by-email) definition in commands.cfg ...
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What is Nautilus File system type

I am a beginner for Linux/Unix,according to what i have learn and researched there are ext ,2,3,4 and a GUI version Nautilus or such similar ones.. How do i know if graphical file managers use ext 2,3 ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu 15.10 error

Hi guys this morning i tryed to upgrade my system, from Ubuntu 14.04, but I can't complete the operation because I found this error, can someone help me? The upgrade has aborted. Your system could be ...
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Lightdm will not install, whole system broken

I installed Lubuntu the other day and all was great until I exited i3 and the screen was black with a little white line (like a terminal but typing commands didn't work). All that happens now is the ...
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ampersand in web adress

Using Ubuntu 14.04, if I want to run for example: system("firefox http://example.com/123&456"), firefox only opens http://example.com/123. How can I get it to open the full address?
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List Installed Program Using C/C++ [closed]

I need to complete a short audit program written in C / C ++, which list the programs / apps installed on machines running Ubuntu, at first I could accomplish the task using "system (" dpkg -l> / tmp ...
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How to install Docker on Ubuntu and make usability explanation Docker?

I want to install docker in my ubuntu system, What is the use of Docker? How do I install it? And how to use the Docker in ubuntu? I've read and read in ...
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I can't enter the system

When I meet some errors,I shut down my computer. When I reboot it displays . fsck from util-linux 2.26.2 /dev/sda10: recovering journal /dev/sda10: clean,282317/4087808 files,6470239/16339200 block ...
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How to boot ubuntu amd64 in BIOS?

I want to install ubuntu amd64 in my 64 bit pc using BIOS firmware. Remember I have BIOS not UEFI firmware. Is latest ubuntu oses boots in BIOS also? Please reply asap.
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Update indicates problem with Installation

During update via terminal I received a message indicating that the installation was broken and that I should run 'this' command but it went by so quickly I couldn't catch it. Yahoo mail doesn't work ...
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Why can I not use the CAPS LOCK key when typing in my system's GUI?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and recently (after changing my password) the caps lock has suddenly not been working, now, I haven't yet noticed whether or not it is for everything ...
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libhal1 needs to be reinstalledbut cant find an index for it [duplicate]

I cant run any programs without this "libhal1" package or something and i cant figure out how to install it. someone please help. Greatly appreciated
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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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Getting system problem detected on startup, clicking Report does nothing

So on every startup now I get a system problem detected window, but when I click report it just closes and nothing happens. Is there a command I can run to see the error, or something I need to do to ...
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Kernel update created critical bug [duplicate]

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10 system. I had a small update of Kernel updates which popped up like all of those updates. I installed it. It offered to restart now or later, I clicked on "Restart Now". It ...
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Accidentally deleted many system folders and files

I have typed the following command. cd /var/www/html/dev.sportsdirect.bg rm -r /* Then i notcied that the home folder and many others are deleted. How can i restore that. Right now i have working ...
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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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Uninstall ubuntu 14.04.2

I want to replace 32 bit with 64 bit. How do I unintstall ubuntu 14.04.2 32 bit desktop so as to replace it with ubuntu 14.04.3 64 bit desktop. Note that this is the only operating system on the ...
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Skype window problem in Ubuntu 14.04

Skype app in my Ubuntu system work perfectly. But today when I run the app, I see this: How Can I fix this?
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automatically put enter after any paste

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and Glipper, every time I try to paste some text, automatically put enter(break) in the end of it, why this happened and how can I resolve this annoy problem.
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Ubuntu for Old AMD Duron PC [duplicate]

Will ubuntu work for my PC The Specifications are 1 GB RAM 1.6 Ghz AMD Duron tm(p) Processor 40 GB Hard Disk I buyed my PC in 2004 with Windows XP
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How do I check the version of Ubuntu I am running? [duplicate]

How can I check my current Ubuntu version through the command-line and GUI?
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How can I unistall a damge app [closed]

I have installed an old version of WPS Office. A few days ago, something went wrong and now I can't use software udpade among other problems. Just I wanted to update WPS Office. I downloaded: ...
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Which directories contain system files?

When installing Ubuntu, I don't want to format the partition that is going to be /. Installation wizard prompts me that Directories containing system files (/etc, /lib, /usr, /var...) that already ...
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Auto proxy changer

I have a list of proxies and I want my computer running Ubuntu 15.04 every time check the list and find the very first available and automatically switches system proxy and of course if it removes ...