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CPU number differs in 'About this computer' and /cpu/cpuinfo

Question: I'd like to ask what may cause that there are two different informations about the number of processors. See the reports below. System dialog: If open the System settings/Details tab ...
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Can't Change 100+ Size System Font

I accidentally changed the font size in system settings to over 100. Now when I log into my account, every text in menus is over 100, making everything ginormous. This makes going back to the system ...
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How can I repair the system management from the recovery menu

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on an Acer AO756. I cannot run Ubuntu in normal mode under mains power alone. If I try to do so the computer shuts itself down after a few seconds. The only stable ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 14.04 on computer with that system?

Processor: AMD Duron-1.31ghz RAM-640mb Video card:GeForce MX 40-32MB Is Ubuntu 14.04 will run smoothly and better than Windows XP on this computer ?
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System command QML runs only in Desktop Kit

Following another thread Run system commands from QML App, I wrote a program that calls command arecord. I only replaced some lines in Main.qml: ... onClicked: { var lista1 = ...
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Brightness & Lock missing in System Settings - can't change screen locking time

I am running 14.04.2 LTS. I want to change the time it takes to automatically lock the screen when I step away, but there is no Brightness & Lock option listed under the System Settings. I have ...
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All my system settings disappeared!

I am fairly new to Ubuntu and am having some problems.. Today I noticed that no sound was being output at all while I was in Ubuntu. I am dual-booting with Windows 8, where the sound works perfectly ...
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How can I restore system files that were accidentally deleted in /usr/share and /var/lib/dpkg?

So ya, earlier today I accidentally ran a rm -rf /usr/share and let it run for about 15 seconds. And then in trying to fix the error I went ahead and uninstalled all of my desktops and a bunch of ...
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15.04 GUI icons (Buttons) not responding to mouse over

I've recently installed updates and they broke my GUI... :( problem is that I don't know what did it.. Here is what is happening: When I mouse over an icon in the tray, it doesn't light up like it ...
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Ubuntu freezes with no way but restart the system

Ubuntu 14.04 is installed on by Dell Latitude E7440, with Intel Driver and external displays connected using a Dell Port Replicator. Beginning 4 or 5 weeks ago, Ubuntu starts to randomly "freeze". ...
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14.04 add wine tray to upper panel

need solution how to add active wine apps tray to my upper panel on Ubuntu 14.04, because now, they're not showing anywhere at all. Help ;-)
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Is there a roadmap for me to follow to resolve hard-to-diagnose problems like mine ? “System program problem” after login

My system recently had some hangs that only ended after a power-off reboot. Now: reboots take a long time once I do login, several "System program problem detected" boxes pop up Both Synaptic and ...
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system policy prevents unlocking or controlling the mobile broadband device?

Keep getting this pop-up requiring me to enter my password when I have Modem Manager GUI open. It happens every 5 mins, as long as Modem Manager is open. How do i change my system policy to allow the ...
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How can I remove Ubuntu and reinstall a fresh Ubuntu 15.04 to my computer? [duplicate]

I don't really know what I'm doing, and don't want to get this wrong. I've made a backup of everything I want to keep on an external hard drive, and wish to do a clean install of Ubuntu 15.04 from a ...
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Ubuntu cannot log in [duplicate]

My Ubuntu only allowed guest login to desktop.Once I login to System as user ,It jump to login interface again and very quick please i need a simple answer with a simple langauge
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Unable to login after playing with rc.local file

I was trying to run a terminal command on startup in my ubuntu 14.04.02 xrdb ~/.Xresources I found this method in super user in which /etc/init.d/rc.local file is edited. As mentioned in that ...
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Changing system settings doesn't work

When I enter the system settings, and I change keyboard shortcuts (e.g. I try to change default shortcut for making sound louder or muting sound) or when I try to turn on multiple workspaces, nothing ...
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system-installation

I want formatting /delete/ Ubuntu Mate 14.04, and install an other OS/ windows or other Linux/ Only the installed op.system /Ubuntu Mate is starting always F8 doesnt help, if I try it. There starts ...
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Are Ubuntu builds deterministic? Why not?

Are Ubuntu builds deterministic? I assumed they are, that is, if I recreate the process of building Ubuntu installation media, I will get the same image, (bit-for-bit, with the same checksums) as the ...
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What is the release schedule for Lubuntu Alternate patch releases?

The Lubuntu Alternate ISO does not always get released simultaneously with the rest of the ISO's. For example, according to TrustyTahr/ReleaseSchedule, as of April 30th, 2015, the following releases ...
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Which system calls are called when file is updated from gedit? [duplicate]

If any file is updated using gedit then internally which system calls are called or which algos are called ?? What is the way of getting that list of operations occurred when file is updated from ...
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kde configuration in Kubuntu 15

I can't figure out how to get system settings to allow me to change the splash screen or "look and feel" modules. There's not "download new theme" or equivalent box to click on. What am I doing wrong? ...
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1st install just leaves a background screen!

Just installed Ubuntu for the 1st time (ever!) on a Tosh Satellite L450D laptop - changing from Windows 7. Initial issues with Disk partitions overcome - I did a complete install from CD. Asked me to ...
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Do I have to download kernel?

I have Ubuntu 14 .. Do I have to download the kernel for this version ? And what kernel version is suitable for that? What is the need for kernel ? What is the function of the kernel in Ubuntu ?
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Ubuntu 14.04 randomly freezing [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running on a Thinkpad T440 with Intel Core i5 Vpro 4gb with Intel Haswell graphics but it is randomly freezing with no reason. Recently I didn't have made any big change on the ...
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how make bootable usb flashdrive of Xubuntu to later be burned to a cd

I am extremely new to Lenux and flavors. Have old laptop with win/xp sp3. Want a light wieght operating system Xubuntu to run on it. I have a 7gb actually 7.45gb on a flashdrive and need to know how ...
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Ubuntu hard reboot. Failed to power

I was told to do a hard reboot on my ubuntu 14.04.2 Ubuntu Desktop. Once i did it didn't turn completely back on. So i got prepared to run fsck, So i put in the recovery disk and rebooted my computer ...
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ubuntu 14.04.2, full system freeze

I am trying to run Steam on Ubuntu 14.04.2 and I was installing a fairly big program so I switched from my wireless attachment on my Desktop to LAN. After I plugged in the 2 LAN cords my whole system ...
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Cannot start system after deleting password file

I wiped out the password file in root folder with the cat command, I tried to restart the system, but no longer works. What can or should I do? I learn well from mistakes, I have tried recovery mode ...
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Sound not working on HP notebook

Since yesterday my laptop will not play music or videos on YouTube, and if it plays them at all, the videos are without any sound. Besides which, it stays stuck out of nowhere with any webpage I open. ...
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Error during installation gem 5 in full system mode

On giving the command below in gem5 directory **build/ARM/gem5.opt configs/example/fs.py --disk-image=/home/pradnya/full_system_images/aarch-system-2014-10/disks/aarch64-ubuntu-trusty-headless.img** ...
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What version of Ubuntu will work the best with Packard bell dot net book [duplicate]

I have been using linux on and off for a while now but I keep on going back to Windows due to the linux operating systems performing very slow, takes time to open any windows takes longer to open ...
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Need System Settings Icon back on Launcher

So plain and simple. I've never uses Ubuntu in my life. I was playing around with the launcher shortcuts on the left side of my window, and I decided to "unlock system settings" from the launcher. How ...
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Convert NTFS TO FAT file system

How I change NTFS file system to FAT or MS-DOS file system without losing my data using Linux Commands?
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Will my laptop be able to install ubuntu? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu as my main OS, but I'm worried that it will not work and mess up my laptop. Here are my specs: Also, I want to know if this will mess up things like wifi and speakers.
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Can't access ubuntu after creating dual boot [duplicate]

I've been pulling my hair out the past couple of days trying to access my installed Ubuntu. Here is what happened: I wanted to create a dual boot of windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04. So I downloaded an ...
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Where can I find themes Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Where can I find themes for Ubuntu 12.04 ?
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Slow Ubuntu desktop

I'm new for linux, but I had some occasion to use different versions of it on other PCs or live-CD on my own PC. Yesterday I decided to normally install Ubuntu on my desktop computer after several ...
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Error when attempting to update Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.When I attempt to update: sudo apt-get install -f I see this error: kg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe) Examining /etc/kernel/postrm.d . ...
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System program problem detected - susres.2015-03-17_13:58:24.356479.uploaded

Last thing I installed is Skype. Last night I turned off my PC and when I started it there was a pop-up screen with system problem. I opened crash and I don't know what is the problem and how to fix ...
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Problem booting to Ubuntu and Windows 7

I clean installed Windows 7, and installed Ubuntu 14.04 afterwards. Rebooted, then booted straight to Ubuntu. Used Bootable Windows 7 USB and fixed the MBR in command prompt. Then rebooted and it ...
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Difference between Ubuntu and Scientific Linux?

What are the differences between Ubuntu and Scientific Linux? Is there any major advantage in using Scientific Linux over Ubuntu particularly in the case of numerical computing or any other fields?
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Ubuntu cannot enter desktop

My Ubuntu only allowed guest login to desktop.Once I login to System as user ,It jump to login interface again and very quick.
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Ubuntu studio freeze when starting the system [duplicate]

i would to ask that question: why freeze my ubuntu studio when system starting ? anyway ubuntu studio is great i love it only then freeze, and I dont know why ? EDIT from comments (paraphrased): I ...
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VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration

When I start Ubuntu in my Virtual box, I get VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available on my system. I'm using an HP Envy TS 17 notebook PC. Would someone please help me understand what I ...
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Applying Spanish as the System-wide Language

I've installed Spanish through Language Support in System Settings, but it cannot be selected in the: System Settings -> Language Support -> Language, list. To verify, I clicked on the ...
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i am not able to install windows7 after installing ubuntu on dell latitude d430 [duplicate]

First I had install Ubuntu.Now I want to remove ubuntu and install windows7 by usb but i am not able to install windows 7. Please suggest me way to install windows 7
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How to uninstall a theme without knowing it's name SOLVED

I'm new here so I'll try to make this concise. I recently installed a dark theme for inkscape and just realized it applied to my whole ubuntu system. Unfortunately, I don't recall the name ...
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how can i resize and partition thepart in hard disk where the system setup?

i erased my hard disk by wrong during setup ubuntu 14.04 and it put all my hard disk in dev/sda1 (463.88 GB)( and my system(ubuntu) also setup in dev/sda1) and the other space in swap i tried to use ...
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How to edit system menu (gear,top right) [duplicate]

How to edit system menu (gear,top right button) ubuntu 14.10 x64