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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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After update, I have to reinstall Nvidia driver to solve problems with unity!

How can I solve this problem_ I have a Nvidia 745 4 gb and after reinstalling everything is fine. Can I add the driver to the update_ wbr
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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
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Package system is broken (Ubuntu 12.04) [duplicate]

Keep trying to update Ubuntu 12.04 but it keeps telling me that my package system is broken. I run apt-get -f install and get this : owner@MyLaptop:~$ sudo apt-get -f install [sudo] password for ...
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Loading Session Applications

How does Ubuntu Load previously opened applications on startup? (I want to code and modify that functionality present in the system preferences manually )
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Frequent system crashes caused by usb 3g modem

I've been using a 3g usb wireless modem HUAWEI for a long time on my Ubuntu-box (Xubuntu 14.04) for 2 years. Suddenly, it has started to behave in a very strange way. I premise that IT WORKS as ...
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undocumented error message suddenly appearing

This has begun popping up every 20 minutes or so: Error [X] Unable to create file [OK] (It's a graphical message, but I'm unable to post the image.) The error message blocks me from doing anything ...
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Why is “Hierarchical view of the machine - plugins” always unchecked and can't be checked?

Why is the option Hierarchical view of the machine - plugins always unchecked, and can't be checked when software update alert is available? This has been happening for some time in my Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not going to sleep

My ubuntu 14.04 won't go to sleep. I'm not sure if it happened after a system upgrade from 13 or something else. I tried a few solution including creating scripts that disconnect usb ports, ssd hard ...
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Install error : install: missing destination file operand after `/usr/share/pixmaps/FBReader`

while i make install FBReader it gives error. install: missing destination file operand after `/usr/share/pixmaps/FBReader' basically it is missing DESTDIR i.e. destination directory coz echo ...
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Really annoying robotic voice talking!

After turning ubuntu on today a voice starts talking whenever I switch windows or have my mouse in front of a folder or setting. Have tried turning off screen reader but it don't work. I press ...
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Ubuntu Randomly Freezing

Ubuntu 14.04 randomly freezes in the middle of use. I am never doing anything specific, at least that I can tell when it happens. It does not appear to be an application specific issue. The keyboard ...
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Data recovery from System reserved partition [duplicate]

Im new in Ubuntu. I try to install Ubuntu 14.04 onto a working Windows 7 partitions. When the installation give an message that the partition is not empty, I cancel it and on the next boot on LiveCD, ...
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Screen turns off without reason

The precise problem The screen turns off the display suddenly, and does not respond to the mouse or keyboard. What actually happens?? When I am working on my PC (OS - Ubuntu 14.10) suddenly without ...
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USB Won’t boot up

I installed Ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386 Via Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.9 on to a USB drive; I’m using a Lenovo laptop 32 bit 2 GB of ram, the installer indicated it installed in to the correct USB ...
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How do I scan on a Canon MG3150?

I have the printer up and running, but I want to scan the image to my email address but it just seems to scan it then print it out?
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Core i5 compatibility with ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64

Is ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64 compatible with the system stated below? or I have to use the ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386 one? System : Processor : Intel(R) Core (TM) i5-3230M CPU RAM : 4 GB ...
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how to copy a specific file from a android device on a root location

how to copy a specific file from a android device on a root location I need to copy a file from a android device to usb but to do that I need root access. Because the file is in the system file.
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Apt-get roll back

I installed "libatk 1.0.-0:i386" on my 64-bit system by mistake. It removed almost all from my system starting with indicators ending with eclipse and other programs. So then I removed libatk and ...
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How can I design one Linux file system? [closed]

In an interview, I came across this question. He asked me "Design a linux file system." He asked to give what all things I would need, Data structures and all. Can anyone help me in this that how I ...
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Preparing Ubuntu to be turned off unexpectedly?

I have a few Ubuntu boxes that are locked down and used as Kiosks. Whilst we aim to turn them all off safely, the same can not be said for everyone. The machines use SSDs and there isn't moving hard ...
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Can't edit system files with gksu gedit gives error when saving could not back up the old copy of the file before saving the new one

I am having an issue with my Lenovo Ideapad y410p with the speakers popping and making a ringing sound which I can't seem to figure out how to fix. I found one solution on Ask Ubuntu but I am unable ...
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How can I detect all changes made from a default install or point in time?

I am trying to learn Ubuntu (and Linux in general) on a much deeper level right now and am having a nightmare tracking changes - in particular with the package management system. Is there any ...
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Ubuntu USB installation

Am trying to download Ubuntu onto USB drive as advised but every time I download & go to Browse, it never shows in Window to select. Am I missing something ? The original problem I have is a ...
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Operating system wasn't found (Live boot)

Using USB to ISO, I put Ubuntu 12.04 i386 on my USB and then connected it to another machine. On the machine, when I select boot from USB, it gives me the error, "An operating system wasn't found. Try ...
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Ubuntu corrupted!

No settings are working in my Ubuntu Desktop. No themes, no launcher icons size, no font size nothing at all. Have had I deleted the important system file? Seeking help Below is the screenshot of ...
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All system settings gone after system update

Yesterday I had done the system update in Ubuntu, and after a restart all my system settings, like themes, font size,font style, launcher size etc. were restored to defaults. Now, whenever I re-do the ...
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Why does Ubuntu(as well as all the linux distros) hangs while copying? [closed]

I have noticed a lot that all the linux distributions hangs while copying files, why does this happens? Isn't this a bug thats present in the linux for a long time. Do only I happend to be the only ...
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sbin/init crash after log in

Hi I have been getting a problem where, every time I log into Ubuntu, a red exclamation mark appears in the top-right of the screen. On clicking it, a window appears to say "Sorry, Ubuntu 12.04 has ...
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How to remove Shutdown Screen Text on closedown (14.04) - NVidia Geforce card

Just changed my dual-head graphics card to a NVidia Geforce 210 (MIS 210 brand) from a previous failed AMD. Upon shutting computer down (desktop 14.04) the process shows all the termination of mySQL, ...
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System settings suddenly locked to defaults

I accidentally pulled the power cable from my laptop, which is without its battery, during a session of Ubuntu 14.04, causing a hard shutdown. I then plugged the cable back, turned the laptop back on, ...
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system program problem

I am having a trouble with my Ubuntu 14.04, it worked perfectly till four days ago. now when I open it, it logs normally in the beggining, with the "checking media [fail]" but then after the purple ...
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Remote workstation management [closed]

Some of my family members asked me to install Ubuntu on their laptops (because I just refuse to do anything windows related anymore), but helping them over the phone can be a pain. Is there some kind ...
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Missing MSDM file

I have a dual booting system and want to read Windows 8 License Key from Ubuntu side. I know it should be in /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/MSDM file. But getting list by sudo ls /sys/firmware/acpi/tables ...
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Ubuntu 14 Idle - Non Activity Causes Poor Performance

I'm having an issue with Ubuntu 14. I have a touch screen and I noticed after medium to long periods of inactivity the device "throttles down" and takes a few moments to snap back. When I tap the ...
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get objdump to display full hex of a 64 bit mov instruction

objdump won't show me the hex of a long 64 bit instruction. objdump -d myobj.o here is one of the lines: 3: 48 bb 2f 2f 62 69 6e movabs $0x68732f6e69622f2f,%rbx the instruction hex cuts off ...
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Installation discs [closed]

May I create my own installation DVD from your site? If so, are there detailed, step-by-step tutorials that include ALL necessary steps, including "...which torrent; DVD writer, etc." for a Windows 7 ...
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How to automatically report system problems detected

Occasionally I get swarms of "System problem (problem) detected" errors, or even just one by itself. I don't want to turn them off altogether, because I think it's good to report them but I also ...
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how to remove windows if already combined with ubuntu [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu next to windows how would I go about getting windows removed without deleting my ubuntu?
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System Issue(s) with my Trusty Tahr MacBook

I'm having a very odd issue (or possibly issues) with my Trusty MacBook. Let me give you as much info as I can: I am running 32bit 14.04 Ubuntu on an older Intel MacBook (if an exact model is needed ...
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Cant login in to Ubuntu with “net use” even though can ping Ubuntu computer

I'm trying to log in to a server with Ubuntu from a command shell on my windows 7 laptop by typing net use Y: \170.212.71.135\serverName password /USER:username /yes I get the following error ...
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Internal system error

installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 or 14.10 in VMware workstation 10, when i reboot the system, always remind me that there are internal system errors, i don't know why, who can tell me the reason, thank you ...
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xfonts installation failed and apt compromised

I started the installation of all the xfonts packages on my Ubuntu 14.04.1 system with sudo apt-get install xfonts-* While extracting a package (one of the hundreds of the list), the system got ...
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Should I close my open programs while installing updates?

I'm very new to Ubuntu, and Linux in general. In Windows, system updates are generally installed while the computer is shutting down, and completed on the next startup, presumably so that it can ...
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Stuck at GRUB rescue screen

I had installed Xubuntu 12.04.1 i386-desktop on my Dell Inspiron 1501. But it would not Shutdown my system, getting stuck at the ubuntu logoff screen. So i decided to remove that version & install ...
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Installing Ubuntu Desktop without a Desktop Environment?

Background I have put together my own desktop environment in Arch Linux, and I'm interested in setting up Ubuntu with the same environment. One way to do this is by installing Ubuntu Server and then ...
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I have not permissions to copy to external hard drives

Now I am using Ubuntu 14.04.I want to copy my documents and my datas to external hard drive.But I cannot copy because of permission.My hard drive is formated in ext2.How do I get permissions for my ...