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Set the “default languages for documents” (a LibreOffice setting) for all users / system-wide

It seems that no one gets the benefit of spell-checking in LibreOffice on our Ubuntu computers. We have them generally set up with Canadian English as default languages, but apparently there is no ...
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How do I find logs that report the cause of a system crash?

My computer with Trusty is often rebooting, apparently in a random way. I have looked in system register but there are so many logs that is quite difficult to find the ones which only report the error ...
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Problem upgrading to 14.04 from 13.10

I am trying to upgrade to 14.04 from 13.10, but I get the following message using the update manager: E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/htto could not be found. Interesting that there is an ...
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bilibop-lockfs and read-only file system breaks wifi connection

i have installed xubuntu 14.04 and setted up the root file system as read-only using bilibop-lockfs. Since then, the network manager can not connect to the internet anymore over my usb wireless lan ...
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New to Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

as you might have read, I!m new to Ubuntu 14.04 after have been running Windows XP for a long time. Ihave an Acer Aspire One computer that ran Windows XP for over 5 years, but after the end of ...
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How to turn off/modify ubuntu's EQ?

I'm a fairly new Ubuntu user, and whilst listening to music (using new/tested headphones) throughout the entire system,I've realized that the whole system's "EQ" sounds horrid when it comes to treble ...
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How can I recover from deleting the /usr/share/themes directory?

I deleted the /usr/share/themes directory, how can I recover it? Is there any way to check if there is any missing file/directory in /Computer directory? This was a bad try to change GIMP and ...
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Changing text of system menus

How would that be possible? Like changing text on "Log in" button to something like "vafeles" or changing control panel options to something obscure like "laikaverķis"?
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system(“echo * > toto”) returns an error

when I test this command : system("echo * > toto") (the file toto exists) This error is returned : bash: syntax error near unexpected token"/bin/echo x"'` and I don't understand why. Thank you in ...
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issues after cleaning out old kernels and system update resulting in latest update 3.13.0-30-generic

I just had an issue running system update (not enough space on /boot). So I found a solution on askubuntu suggesting that I free up space by deleting old kernels. So just to play it safe I only ...
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Dinotrace installation

was trying to install dinotrace viewer. instructions at: http://www.veripool.org/projects/dinotrace/wiki/Installing got the following error in make install command: *** Lisp files not installed, you ...
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What is UNIX and what is the relation of it with Linux [duplicate]

When I hear linux I always hear UNIX, Solaris and GNU and frankly I don't understand any word of this only Linux, so could some one explain to me what is each one?
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What Ubuntu should I use for headless operation?

I am working on an application that needs to start as soon as the computer powers on but I also need a full Ubuntu distribution for application development and maintenance. The custom X86 computer ...
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Which option to chose from GRUB at boot up?

I don't know what happened, when I started my laptop it is showing purple screen with 4 options: *ubuntu Advance option for Ubuntu Memory test (memtest86+) Memory test (memtest86+, serial console ...
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Centralized managment of some computers [duplicate]

We have three computers with Ubuntu connected to a LAN network. Each computer has the software each user installs, and updates are done when the users want to update. These computers share among them ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 14.04, monitor says mode unsupported/out of range [duplicate]

Monitor says mode unsupported/out of range during installation of ubuntu 14.04 and never boots to the ubuntu desktop.
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Should I use Ubuntu OS on a new laptop supplied without an OS? [duplicate]

I am looking at purchasing a new laptop without an operating system from PCSPECIALISTS, but they will not advise me as to whether it will be OK to use UBUNTU OS. Can someone please advise if it is OK ...
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Ubuntu bought a knife and sliced my desktop

I was about to choose the "your country"-part. Browsing firefox and writing a question and did everything right. And suddenly THIS happened: I can't start Ubuntu anymore because this keeps ...
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Can't connect to WIFI after sleep Ubuntu 14.04

After an upgrade over a previous version to Ubuntu 14.04 I have problems with connecting to WiFi. After suspending it won't reconnect to any existing network unless I restart the laptop. sudo lshw -C ...
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How to change the system color from orange in 14.04 LTS?

Can I change the "orange" of Ubuntu? For example, I want to change: the folders; the button highlights when you hover over them; the buttons too.
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Error message on ubuntu 13.10 Aspire 4741Z machine

"Unknown Error: 'class 'SystemError' (E:The package Linux-image-extra-3.11.0-17-generic needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.)' This error appeared and struck completely the ...
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Error pop ups appear everytime I log into Ubuntu [duplicate]

Everytime I log into Ubuntu 14.04, I get a couple of error pop ups. Every single time. It appears also sometimes a third on shortly after, for example after opening the browser. How can I find out ...
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Completely make a blank HDD

I have installed Windows 8 on my laptop and i want to completely "delete" my HDD. I want it to be blank just the way i bought it. Because i want to install Linux on a blank HDD. Could anybody help me ...
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System Settings doesn't Respond

After installing Ubuntu, my system settings worked well until after I installed compiz config settings manager and then it stopped responding to mouse clicks. I uninstalled compizconfig settings ...
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Do I remove install disk whenasked to restart

I am a new user. I am loading Ubuntu14.04LTS onto a Toshiba Tecra M5 with 3G RAM 2,16G Centrimo Nvidia Quadro NVS11om Graphic. I am installing with a DVD, so bootup set to CD-ROM to start install in ...
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System settings and software center disapeared

This is my 1st time to try a linux desktop on Ubuntu 14.04 with a hope to have a stable and usable version of linux. It worked well at the beginning with some popular applications at the first day. ...
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Gradle compiling slows down my computer

The responsiveness is really bad on a newly installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Here's the specs of my laptop: Quadcore Intel i7-4600U CPU @ 2.10GHz 12GB Ram 1TB Samsung EVO SSD And when gradle is ...
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Terminator doesn't show System Title Bar

after I reboot my system for some updates, my Terminator stopped showing the system tool bars... Anyone knows why?
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sudo adduser to set default directory

I used sudo adduser to add a new user for webmaster, so I set home directory to /var/www to let this user have rights to save file on the web server. I just realized that I use webmaster account to ...
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Recovering the Encryption Password Method

my question is that i am installing the ubuntu 12.04 and gave the encryption password at the time of installation but i forget the encryption password so how to recover or change the password without ...
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setting system variables through terminal

I have added 2 fake users Alice and Bob to through terminal. How to export java Home to that user's .bash_profile. Thanks much in advance!!!
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Typed “yes, do as I say!”, need to repair now

Running Ubuntu 12.04. I was trying to install something, but I guess I didn't get the dependencies installed. I had a red circle in the top right near the clock, told me to run sudo apt-get or ...
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ppa and System Security

I have been installing all my software from the Ubuntu Software Center. Recently, I had been installing software from PPAs. Can adding PPAs and installing software from them compromise the security of ...
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How does one choose between Windows 8.1. and Ubuntu at startup if the two are on different hard drives?

I am running Windows 8.1. and have just installed a second hard drive on which I have installed Ubuntu. Now when I switch the machine on, it boots to Ubuntu but how can I use the two operating ...
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Can system event sounds be assigned in Ubuntu 14.04, rather than the default system sounds?

I was wondering if there is a way to use custom system event sounds in Ubuntu 14.04? The only settings available in the System Settings → Sounds tab is the default theme. If so, must this be ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 not working properly after executing command

After running the command sudo rm -fR /var/lib/apt/lists/*, my system ain't working properly & many of the applications aren't opening. When my pc boots, black screen appears for some time. Can ...
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Unable to burn Ubuntu to DVD

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer and when I click on This PC -> Downloads, the file is listed as a Winrar zip file as ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso. However, when I click on this file, I get ...
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recognize installed application

I've a problem to make Ubuntu 13.10 to recognize my installed program. I've installed Blender 3d from the site instead of USC and I've created the .desktop file. All run good but when I tried to open ...
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disable access to System Configuration

I'm looking for a way to disable access to System Configuration for users in Ubuntu 12.04, specifically I'm trying to disable the access to sound configuration. Is there any way to do that? I've ...
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Reinstalling Grub - shows no volume groups found, how do you fix this?

I have a full backup which I had restored onto a new built system on Ubuntu 12.04 The backup did not include /dev /proc /sys folders. Upon rebooting, the grub show the following errors error: no ...
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Way to find which program uses the internet [duplicate]

is there any way to find which program uses the network and the bandwidth consumed. System monitor shows only ram ,cpu usage and overall bandwidth usage. i want fr individual program
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Xubuntu 14.04 system sound not working?

There are no system sounds as far as I can tell and there is no option for setting this in settings. Speakers are working fine as I'm able to play Youtube Videos. Its a fresh 14.04 LTS install. All ...
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Install 14.04 seems frozen at any questions screen

Installing ubuntu 14.04 seems frozen at the "any questions?"logo. The little circle thing is still going around, but I can't tell if it is doing anything. Does it take a long time to erase the old ...
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ubuntu 14.04 freeze after opening movie player [closed]

I have problem a problem with the Ubuntu's video player, every time when i go to open it,the system start to freezing but the mouse moving, I have reinstalling it but the problem has not solved. i ...
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Ubuntu process monitoring - using a cluster graph

Good evening, I am looking for a way to monitor running processes in the form of a cluster graph. In other words, a method for me to visualize all processes and their dependencies. Even if there is a ...
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Apple Pismo G3 preparing a bootable disk

Can someone explain to me how to make a bootable disk where I can load XBUNTU PPC ON MY MAC G3 PISMO. Forget the bootable USB stick, not possible on this computer. I have external firewire drives. You ...
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Overwritten system files

I need help to work out what damage I have done to my Ubuntu server. I ran a poorly coded script which has overwritten 26 files on my Ubuntu server. The script used sudo to run with root permissions ...
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April 2014 update taken, bootup hangs at Stopping System V runlevel compatibility

I've seen other threads related to my current situation, but the solutions posted didn't help... After accepting updates this morning, my system halts at "Stopping System V runlevel compatibility" ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 12

trying to install Ubuntu 12 alongside Win XP Pro. Get to final screen (Welcome) and the installation just hangs at "retrieving files 52 of 126" Tried fresh copy of Ubuntu - same result. Do not have ...