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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 ...
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How to change Details in System Settings

I want to make my own linux distribution based on Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to know how can I change the logo picture with Ubuntu in System Settings >> Details >> Overview.
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Can I download Ubuntu with my Mac and transfer it via USB?

I have a dell optiflex 755 and i have fitted a new hard drive and power supply. There is no operating system, so I am trying to install ubuntu. I need to download it on a mac and then transfer it. ...
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App interface language?

Since i installed ubuntu 14.04 x64 , some programs are partially with chinese or japanese characters. I`ve updated system language , but it still not correct.My system is in portuguese Brasil, many ...
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Make operating system with Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I just had a quick question is it true that you can make your own operating system with Ubuntu and if so where can i go to learn how to make my own operating system with Ubuntu. Thanks
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Is there a way to encrypt the entire hard drive after you have already installed Ubuntu 14.04?

How would you go about encrypting your entire system drive after you already have installed Ubuntu? I have Ubuntu version 14.04 LTS and I am using a laptop so I would like to have my data encrypted.
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How to solve from “System problem detected” message

I installed ubuntu in my laptop . When i switch on my laptop ,My system shows System problem detected message, But system working well. so what is this means, how to recover my system from this error? ...
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Freeze of the system after the upgrade to Ubuntu 14

Dear Linux/Ubuntu experts, I'm adminstrating machines with Ubuntu installed. After the machine is upgraded to Ubuntu 14, I get complains that machine is freezing completely from time to time. The ...
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Load_Cycle_Cont increase quick / green hdd dead

an old bug is still there: I use a normal hdd, and the Load_Cycle_Count increade very quick. Every few secounds go the hdd to the park position and is wake up again. One hdd i lost because this bug. ...
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how to make scripts which will run on installation of apt package

I have created a bash script which will store some data into a mysql database. Then I have created deb file with that script and made it available for installation by creating local apt repository. ...
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What do i need to have or do to install ubuntu on a windows 8 PC? [duplicate]

I'm tempted to download and install ubuntu. Can anyone run me through the basic things I need to do or have to succesfully install and run this operating system on my PC?
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Report System Error

Whenever Ubuntu is loaded, I am faced with a report system error. I click report, the window disappears and then reloads. I click report again, and it goes away for good, but that is it. No error is ...
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System faillure

I experienced a problem after removing wine as I used "purge" command instead of "remove" and now I am missing most of my programs including terminal and software center. I also lost most drives and ...
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hardware info of computers in a lan

Need your support for a simple problem. I need to know all the hardware info of the computers connected to my LAN. Is there any way to do that via LAN, without having to ssh to each system?
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How do I just install Ubuntu, and not Grub? [duplicate]

I just personally don't like the grub boot manager, and I still want Windows to be my main operating system. I tried using the "Wubi" installer, but unfortunately, I had all these errors. I also don't ...
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System activities recording

Is there any tool (or commands) available for Ubuntu which can record all the activities happening in system up-to thread level/architechture level? I need to understand and solve various of my ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 freezes when on Standby and no reaction

When hitting Standby, the system does not go into Standby mode, fans still operating. After this also run down (off) is not possible, only Abort possible. This returns the normal User screen and WLAN ...
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Create System Image(Currently using systems image) [duplicate]

My Ubuntu OS disks utility tells me that "DISK IS LIKE TO FAIL SOON", i tried to fix this but its not worked,i need to back up my OS as image file(.ISO) to install later,how should i do this?
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Upstart: how to set init-wide environment?

How to define environment variable for /sbin/init process? So that it will be inherited by all processes in system.
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How can I recover data deleted during installation of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

i got a big trouble this is my first day with ubuntu. while installing ubuntu the participation of the hard disk was deleted and it contains a big project ( i worked on that project about 5 months ...
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How can I troubleshoot my system freezing just before restart?

Kubuntu 14.04 on a new computer. GPU is R9 280x in case it's relevant. Sometimes (not every time) when I restart in order to switch to Windows, Kubuntu seems to hang. There's a black screen. I am ...
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will my files still remain after OS replace install option?

I'd like to try the replace OS option of install....can my files (downloads etc) etc remain intact with this option post installation?
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes on wakeup from suspend mode

I am new to ubuntu and i have checked some of the previous questions but it seems everyone is having nvidia graphic card. I have a Dell inspiron with AMD Radeon HD 8800M and after my laptop wakes up ...
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Can't change Software & Updates and User Accounts in System Settings

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I can't change any settings in System Settings > Software & Updates and System Settings > User Accounts (can't unlock). I've try to search for other posts with same ...
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Recommended best settings for update manager in ubuntu 14.04.1

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. I want to know about the best and recommended settings for software update. I am asking this because it is not possible for me to update my software daily. Because I am ...
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error screens, windows flashing and resizing, unable to connect to Internet

I don't know what happened. I was downloading Dropbox and my daughter shut the screen of my laptop on me. I tried to open ubuntu back up and was met with a black log screen with errors. Then I got to ...
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Wiping System and Starting Again [duplicate]

I have downloaded a bad version of wine and so my applications no longer work. I am finding it hard to locate all the programs that I downloaded using it and thought that it would be easier to just ...
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Help with OS Issue Ubuntu 14.02

My OS has started Hiccuping since it came back from a system resume after I loaded Blender application into Ubuntu. It seems to only affect the video, but it is irritating and also my Systems ...
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computer does not start

I'm using ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and everything works fine from the day I installed it. Now when I am trying to start my computer, the screen is continuously stuck with so many messages like this: ...
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Lengthy Install

I am installing Linux Ubuntu 14.4 tonight and it has been installing for almost 3 hours. The spinning wheel is going round and round and the page it is on shows some of the features in Ubuntu. I did ...
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Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T1UU

trying to install linux on my Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T1UU can you install linux on NVIDIA Tegra K1 quad core CPU processor?
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Machine Check Exception CPU Error

I got a Machine Check Exception error earlier, Does this mean my CPU is corrupt? What is the problem here? I keep getting this error randomly and the system shuts off.
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Install stalls at “Configuring bcmwl-kernel-source (i386)” on an old Pentium M system

Install stalls at "Configuring bcmwl-kernel-source (i386). I tried 3 times fails at place. I am loading Ubuntu on an old WinXP Pro system. The system is a Dell Inspiron 2200. It has a Pentium M ...
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Ungraceful shutdown (hard-drive spinning while powered off)

Most times (not always) during shutdown of my kubuntu laptop, the hard drive make a noise as if it was powered off without warning. How can I ensure the system waits until everything is ok before it ...
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I cannot create a new VPN connection 14.04

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 and it seems like I cannot actually create a VPN connectionor manage the network devices. When I am accessing the network connection using the network icon at the gnome ...
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Is there a way to check Ubuntu installation health?

I'm a person who wants to be sure before continue working on his system. Because of that, I would like to know if my Ubuntu installation is in a good condition or not. Some of the things I would like ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not working properly after system failure [duplicate]

I recently installed the OS and updated all the drivers. Was just running firefox and the system hanged. Logged out, and restarted just to see the grub boot loader turned from purple to black and also ...
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Base system failed

I'm installing Ubuntu on a Gateway laptop, I got a error: Install base system failed, target file system contains files from a past installation. These files can cause problems with the installation ...
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Is this normal?

So, I installed Ubuntu, when it finishes installing it spits out the disk and there is a purple and white mosaic on my screen, is this normal? Using Ubuntu 14.04 desktop-amd64+mac.iso Thank you in ...
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Very large log files, what should I do?

(This question deals with a similar issue, but it talks about a rotated log file.) Today I got a system message regarding very low /var space. As usual I executed the commands in the line of sudo ...
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How to make Ubuntu 14.04 run with less lag?

I recently updated from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS and for the first time it worked! However, whenever I move my mouse over an application icon on the unity shell, the animation takes forever to ...
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Install in Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I was install installing Ubuntu and got a fatal error on final step. It was gong thru all the confirmation of installing when it said: fatal error: keyboard locked Is there any solution
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How do I install Ubuntu linux? [duplicate]

I currently have recently fixed my 8 year old laptop and I'm planning to upgrade its OS from Windows XP to Ubuntu. It only has 1 GB of ram. I need to get the 32 bit Ubuntu. How do I install it? ...
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how to change input language

I want to have the ability to switch between my input languages, but I cant drag and drop the languages in language support, because the languages seem to be greyed out, what should I do?!