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Error message that won't let me run package manager…(im new to ubuntu) [duplicate]

Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList ...
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How does “show desktop” work?

How does Super+D work to show the desktop? Does it minimize all windows? Or does it set the desktop as "on top"? Or does it make all windows invisible? Can I exclude certain windows/applications ...
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“locate” process in Ubuntu 12.04

Frequently I have seen in the System Monitor a process called "locate", running once a day or more. It consumes a lot a CPU and I do not understand if it is useful or not. Can I configure it to run ...
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Ubuntu Python Error

It's been months since I used my ubuntu pc. I updated and upgraded it yesterday but when I run help('modules')in python I encounter this I haven't tried using python before I updated my system so ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? [duplicate]

I've been trying to work at this error all day. Apparently it's a pretty common error. That doesn't have one exact solution. I've spent all day typing different commands into the terminal such as: ...
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Can ubuntu run all types of files, .rar, .zip, etc [duplicate]

I'm new to ubuntu, and I'm just now installing it, i've backed up some files and I'm going to completely system restore and I'm saving some files onto .rar's. from my website database. I was ...
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How can I make it so when I ssh myself my system info shows up when I log in?

I have a vds and when I log in my system info shows up and I'm wondering how I can do this with my desktop that's running 12.04 LTS because I love the feature. Here is a picture that shows the ...
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What do I need to download and how do I install those programs? [closed]

I am new to Ubuntu. I just installed it. I want to download my xampp servers, Spotify or Adobe's Flash Player, but I get suggestions of *.zip, *.ga or something. Operating Systems "Lunix", "Yum" and ...
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Ubuntu Won't Detect My Operating Sysytem [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Toshiba Qosmio laptop, that is preinstalled with Windows 8. I would like to install it side-by-side with Windows, not erase Windows 8. However, the installer does ...
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Is it possible to change ubuntu skin color?

Can we change the Ubuntu skin color to any other colors like silver. What i mean to say is the default Ubuntu color is Magento (one kind of pink color), i want to change the Ubuntu skin color to any ...
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How to restrict standard users from accessing system setting in ubuntu-12.04 desktop?

I need to restrict/prevent standard users from accessing "system settings" in UI ?
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can I find the kernel version in system logs

I am developing a new debugging technique bc my ubuntu crashes. I had this idea of running with older kernels and see if they behave better/worse. I know how to find kernel version using a command. ...
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Old Ubuntu Taskbar? [duplicate]

So, I haven't used Linux since Linux Mint 9 came out, but I decided to come back. Loving the new look to Ubuntu (used older versions before Linux Mint 9), but I really do not like the task bar, or how ...
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How do I edit the System Settings icons

How do I hide or remove icons in the system settings app. I am looking to do this because I need to remove the GUI to edit parts of my Ubuntu machine.
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why is there a (-11-System Error) whenever i run sudo apt-get update? [duplicate]

why is there a (-11-System Error) whenever i run sudo apt-get update? Something wicked happened resolving 'archive.ubuntu.com:http' (-11 - System error)
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Ubuntu 13.04 slow [duplicate]

System specifications - Old laptop. Memory 1,2 GB, Processor Intel® Celeron(R) CPU 570 @ 2.26GHz , Graphic VESA: 6330 (???), OS 32 bit, Disk 156,1 GB . What is the problem? Thanks
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my OS responds slowly after log in

I have done this installation before, but this time...after logging in and working....things are not as responsive as before. It is slightly slow when it comes to opening files and browsing..etc. Is ...
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Differences between /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, /usr/sbin, /usr/local/bin, /usr/local/sbin [duplicate]

I'm running an Ubuntu Server 13.04, but I see the same on a 12.04: I have six directories with command files. These are: /bin /sbin /usr/bin /usr/sbin /usr/local/bin /usr/local/sbin What are the ...
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how do you add files to existing programs

How does the file system work with Ubuntu. How do you find where a program is and if needed how do you add file to it?
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system log not perpetually scrolling?

rsystemlogd is installed - when running - then system log is scrolling too with kernel.log and logging of eth0. Now it happens that system log is not scrolling despite of that rsystemlogd is still ...
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Can I convert Ubuntu into another form of Ubuntu?

Can I convert Ubuntu into another form of Ubuntu like Kubuntu or Ubuntu Studio and the system recognize itself as the new form?
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How to enable a program to show up on start menu?

I was trying to change my startup applications and when I type "start" in the start menu "startup applications" was not showing up. If any other person have the same problem open "main menu" with ...
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What is the systemctl equivalent

I am converting a package from .rpm to .deb using this tutorial. However, to test and debug the application I need to run it. The programs readme explains to run it as a service with: systemctl ...
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Using Ubuntu Software Center seems to force my laptop to a black screen then reopens login screen

First of all I am new to the world of Ubuntu, it is pretty much my first time using it, ever. The system seems to be running very stable, but I have run across one weird problem that I'm not quite ...
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Machine stops suddenly, Only hard reset can help

It is happens sometimes, im just working and suddenly machine starts lagging. Then it can totaly stops (Nothing works, mouse, keyboard etc.), or sometimes not. Jun 5 16:04:12 c0rp kernel: [ ...
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Output system processes via ps

I need to output system processes via ps. As far as I know, flag F (first column) is responsible for this: 1 means that this is system process. How can I output only these processes without others? ...
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Can't change / configure system settings

I just performed a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS without any issues. I updated the software, I installed the recommended proprietary drivers, installed any additional software that I wanted with ...
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Which system calls will be used for command : cat < in (in is an existing regular file)?

I am an undergraduate computer engineering student and this question is one of my system programming course's exam question.Actually the question is " will not be used" and the options are : open, ...
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How do I install Ubuntu with a usb on a Dell that has no Operating System?

I've been trying to look for this for a while, I only have access to one computer and that is my school computer that has blocks on using a lot of programs thank god I can download Ubuntu. I'm trying ...
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How to create system image of ubuntu, which can be used to deploy on new systems? [duplicate]

I need to create system image which will have all the software & their configuration of the original system. (original system = system from which the image is created) I will be create multiple ...
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64-bit Ubuntu Runs very slow

I recently replaced my 32-bit 12.04-LTS by 64-bit 13.04, but the 64-bit version runs VERY slow on my current computer (compared with the speed when I run 32-bit). Here is the info of the hardware: ...
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how to install system settings

I installed synaptic, and it wiped out the default system settings. I didn't like synaptic so I uninstalled it, but now, I don't have system settings anymore. How can I just install the system ...
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Boot sometimes hang in single OS Ubuntu 13.04

When I turn on the laptop, until a desktop interface appeared yet, it sometimes hang (freeze) or system not respond to start-up. Recently, I boot my laptop, but the screen won't turn on. However, my ...
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Missing Operating System after removing Windows though partition (gparted)

My laptop is divided into three drives: C, D and E. Windows was installed in C and Ubuntu was in D. I format C and E by deleting and to NTFS using gparted. But when I restart, it tells me a "missing ...
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Suspend or hibernate Ubuntu running from an external USB Hard drive (or flash drive)?

I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed on a external USB hard drive and I have been using it without any major issues in different computers. However, I recently was working on something important and decided ...
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How can I be able to start Windows 7 from Ubuntu, and not from grub? [duplicate]

While I was in Windows 7, I once changed my System Settings to have Ubuntu starting automatically, and since then I don't know how to run Windows again (what a stupid thing I did). Since I can't run ...
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System Monitoring Tools For Ubuntu

I am looking for System Monitoring tools which are GUI and Cli or Web Based which include Basic Functions such as CPU Usage Ram Usage Swap Usage Disk Usage ( Space / I/O ) Heat Monitoring I know ...
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Internal error and crash then ubuntu get blocked and I have to restart…system very slow

I'm new with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have an internal error: Executablepath usr\lib\gnone-disk-utility\gda-notification-daemon Package gnome-disck-utility3.0.2ubuntu7 Problem crash Title ...
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Disable discovery or listing of HDD partitions

I would like to disable auto detection or listing of certain partitions in applications such as Nautilus. I have a HP laptop that contains a recovery partition along with a EFI partition and I would ...
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error with ubuntu 12.10

I just have deleted some file of the operating system and I have access just from the terminal. Everything else is disappeared. Last think I did it was a the installation of a python interpreter. Is ...
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I got a General Protection Fault while transferring files

SO I was transferring files from one portable hard disk to another (I had two of them connected to the laptop and suddenly the whole thing crashed. Any idea why this could happen? Should I be worried? ...
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How can i fix my video driver?

I'm a noob to Linux software and I started getting annoyed with the fact that I couldn't suspend my system without it blacking out on me when I woke it back up. In an effort to solve the problem, I ...
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How to speed up ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and my system is too much slow, I want to speed it up. I have tried several apps and methods like jupitar, cleaning tmp file; but still my system is too much slow. System ...
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12.10 shows 'System program problem' and sometimes hangs

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit on a Dell 3520 Inspiron. A window pops up quite frequently telling me a system program problem has been detected. Sometimes the pc hangs and the only way ...
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How to Fix “Read-only file system” error when I run something as sudo and try to make a folder/file?

When I try to save something or rename a file/folder it say this error " Read-only file system" or run something as root in the terminal it say this error sudo: unable to open /var/lib/sudo/"My User ...
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Can I delete libdrm.so files?

In my Ubuntu 12.10 /usr/lib/ folder, there are some files like libdrm.so.2.4.0, libdrm.so.2 . What are they used for? Can I delete them ?
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Should recursive shell script lock up the system?

I made a typo and ran my shell script recursively. Example: #!/bin/bash # filename: kill-me-please.sh ./kill-me-please.sh This caused my system to become unresponsive and all I could do was a ...
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Error message: 'The system is running in low-graphics mode' when booting [duplicate]

Les hago una consulta, al prender la PC me aparece este cartel: 'The system is running in low-graphics mode'. Ya probe todas las opciones que te tira y no pude hacerlo arrancar. Probe bootear desde el ...
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How to have '~/.config/autostart' contents back?

I had to erased all the contents of the folder /home/rgr/.config/autostart in the recovery mode in order to start the computer because of a video card change. Is there a way to have those contents ...
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Why did Ubuntu try to self-destruct?

I was using Ubuntu happily for some months (almost fully updated, latest AMD driver and everything). About a week ago I started trying to install some games that I bought on Humble Bundle that I ...