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How to know the Hardware encryption capabilities of a system

Assuming that I don't know on witch system I am (via a remote ssh connection for example and may be on boards powered by an amd thunderbird or an arm processor or the latest intel xeon ... or maybe ...
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XP Pro Unbutu Install?

My Computer currently has Windows XP Pro on it. Can I just download Ubuntu on top of it or must I format and make a clean install?
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Ubuntu is not recognizing my keyboard

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my LG laptop with Windows Vista with 2MB ram. I do not know what I did wrong but the keyboard is not working so I cannot log in for internet and or anything else. Do I ...
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How do I get my system/ applications to start normally, and switch between OS's?

When I go through the normal steps to switch between my OS's, Ubuntu automatically starts up, when before I had the option of choosing my OS(Windows 7 / Ubuntu) when I started my computer up. I press ...
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Int system call and 'int' within C syntax

I'm learning about kernels and I was curious if the int system call(in our case, in Linux) has any connection with the declaration of an integer in C and C-based languages. int n; Is an integer ...
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How to compile the source code of the operating system

How to compile the source code of the operating system, for example, Ubuntu, just want to ask how to compile it into a form such that I can then alert it to boot and install, I want to try it and when ...
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MAlWARE on computer [closed]

I'm inexperienced on computers, but am sure that some type of Malware is on the computer. I went to the Ubuntu site and tried to install to install protection with the suggested site of: ...
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ubuntu 13.10 slow on Asus 1005P

After having upgraded from 13.04 which was super stable and performing absolutely o.k. I have great problems with 13.10 now. All graphical processes and programs are extremly slow. Tried to remove ...
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How do I get the new hostname into syslog after changing the hostname?

When I installed Ubuntu I named my computer "test" after the installation was finished, I renamed the hostname to somewhat nicer: sudo hostname silversurfer And I added the hostname to /etc/hosts ...
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cubiebord 2 and ubuntu?

hi i need some help with the cubiebord 2 and ubuntu . i want to buy one an i would like to know some things : - can i make it a ubuntu server ? - i want to use it to instal any operating linux ...
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Everytime after updating system, i have to reinstall NVIDIA driver to get my unity work properly

Every time after updating system, i have to reinstall NVIDIA driver to get my unity work properly. Every time i update my system, after restarting top panel and side bar goes missing and graphics ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a rebuilt PC without any operating system: no success

I want to use Ubuntu on my rebuilt system --- new HD, new motherboard, new power unit, old case, and old optical drive. All seem to work well but I'm not sure whether I need a preformatted Ubuntu ...
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need help errors and lots of missing packages ubuntu 13.10

i am running ubuntu 13.10 on an msi notebook, i am in no way computer literate and to try and fix one small problem i have unintentionally gotten in way over my head, created more problems and am in ...
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/casper/vmlinuz:f ile not found

I get this error /capser/vmlinuz: file not found when I try to install Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS using the iso file on my Windows 7 PC. Can someone help with a solution to this issue.
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What do I need to get basic system audio on 12.04 LTS?

I have no system sounds and I cannot listen to any audio from any thing like Youtube videos, etc. I just need sound out of the system speaker.
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what is “System program problem detected” notification about and how to fix it?

I will start by saying this is not a duplicate of System Program Problem Detected nor "System Program Problem Detected". I do not want to disable apport. I want to find a way to know what is ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 won't allow me to change file permissions. Fresh install

I just freshly installed Ubuntu 13.10 and made myself an admin account. I had a problem with closing my laptop and the system suspending so I went into change the /etc/systemd/logind.conf to change ...
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How to install ubuntu 13.10 in new partition with windows 7 installed

I have a system with windows 7 already installed. I have created a new partition on my hard drive that i want to install ubuntu in. when i select the something else option on the install menu, i am ...
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How to recover a deleted /etc/passwd?

I deleted the /etc/passwd file and cannot login now. I don't know the root password and tried lots of passwords, but none of them worked. How can I fix this?
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Operating system not found after shut down

I recently broke my Harddrive, so i'd put a new one in and installed Ubuntu 13.10 on it through LiveUSB, but the PC could not find the Operating system. I have a Acer eMachines e640, with amd64 ...
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What makes a Linux Distro a “Linux Distro” and not a “new” OS? [closed]

Like how some Linux distros might use different core components and what not, function completely different than another distro and what not, what is it exactly that keeps a distro from actually being ...
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Changes made to html / css / js (stored on NTFS partition) are lost

I edit web pages (saved on NTFS partition) using Komodo Edit. As long as I usu Ubuntu (12.04) everything seems to be fine (changes appear to be saved), but after rebooting / switching to windows 8 all ...
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How can I see my System details in a Graphical way? (in Lubuntu)

I am new to LUbuntu. In Windows, if I want to know my system properties, I see it by going to Control Panel and clicking on the System icon. What are the equivalents of these features in LUbuntu, ...
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Ubuntu doesn't load desktop at all after login screen [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 for more than 1 year on my Dell N5010 laptop. It was OK yesterday morning, but when I wanted to save my VirtualBox session, it gaves me an error ( i don't remember exactly but ...
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What are the disadvantages of having a dot in a user name?

A student just asked what could be the downside of having a dot (. ) in the name of the user. For example: john.doe How will this affect the system or any apps for that matter?
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Cannot use Persistent Mode through USB

I recent broke my Hard-drive, so the only way I can use my PC is through the USB, but when I tried going into the persistent mode, all I get is a white screen. It works on Live mode but not ...
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Mouse problem, disappears

My new ubuntu 13.10 has a problem. The cursor frequently disappears and then reappears a few inches later. Any "pointers"? I am on a system76 galago, using the trackpad. I have looked all over the ...
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Using Ubuntu and Win7 on two drives

I would like to dualboot. I have ubuntu 13.10 on one hard drive and Win7 Home on another. I’ve been using Ubuntu for a long time but I don’t know where to start. What is the easy way to get this done? ...
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Mounting 2nd Hard Drive (Win7)

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my internal hard drive and I’m tiring to mount a 2nd internal to recover data off it. It has Win7 Home installed on it. I am having problems mounting it. What is the ...
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How to get system call numbers in Ubuntu 12.04

I am reading the book Operating System Concepts. On page number 94 (in 8th edition), the author talks about system call numbers, and gives the location of the file where we can get this number: ...
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Ubuntu Crashes Evertime I Open System Settings

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10. Every-time I open system settings Ubuntu crashes. Is there a fix for this.
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System Randomly Crashes [duplicate]

I don't know really how to explain this in more detail... besides ... my system just sometimes crashes randomly.. It usually does it when i'm on youtube though. but it doesn't freeze or anything, it ...
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system repair (12.04, 64 bit)

my friend is running ubuntu 12.04 (precise), 64bit-version, on her laptop. Unfortunately she skipped some of the automated updates or stopped them somehow, so that the internet doesn't function ...
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Language problem is causing updatting problem!

I searched so much but still haven't found any serious answer for this. I installed ubuntu 13.10 in english and i changed later the system language in greek. So everything turned into greek. When i ...
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I logged into my system but Unity doesn't seem to come up. Maybe it has crashed

I have a problem, because it looks like Unity has crashed. Today I logged into my system, but the panel and the launcher don't came up. I only see my files that I stored on the desktop. Please help ...
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Cant see my garbage

Hi guys I've a problem with my system because i cant see my garbage every time i delete someting would really appreciate if you guys could help me out. Cheerz
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My Ubuntu 12.04 file system are corrupted

My File system has corrupted and my Ubuntu 12.04 never boot, and I tried to fix it by Live CD, and nothing happen.
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Unbuntu install SGS3 [duplicate]

Maybe this question was asked a thousand times. But i'm abolute not informed about installing operating system. I would like to install Unbuntu on my Samsung Galaxy S3 without lossing the fotos and ...
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prepared a bootable usb stick from ubuntu-12.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso but it says'cannot find operating system'

I know that my usb stick is bootable and i have made it according to the steps in http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows. And it is booting but it shows an error message ...
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System Testing tool for Ubuntu

I want to test my hardware function and find errors. Is there any System Testing tool available for Ubuntu ?
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Update to 13.10 failed via update manager

Update to 13.10 failed via update manager, the failure information as below: W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 12.10 _Quantal Quetzal_ - Release i386 ...
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In system information, SMBus is marked red

From system information, I found something which was boxed and written in red. I copied the lines below. Is it a problem? Because, my Ralink RT3290 wireless card is not working and it is also ...
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How to auto-run a script each time a Global Keyboard Shortcut is used in Ubuntu?

I don't want to reassign the Global Keyboard Shortcut keys. They should be doing their what they were meant to do. But in addition to that, I would like a bash script to run every time the particular ...
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Sound changed to muted on boot-up?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my iBook G4 and every time i reboot the volume is changed to mute and i have to turn it up again. How can i make it so it automatically unmutes before lightdm and ...
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File System and Mount Point

I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows 7. The Partition that Ubuntu picked up on and tried to install on, wasn't big enough. I created a new partition but I need the File System that ...
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System trashed after recommended Ubuntu updates- what do I do?

everything running fine when Ubuntu messaged me it had a large number of updates to install. I gave it root access and ran the updates, then rebooted. Now the system will no longer boot! When I ...
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Repair install of precise

I only have precise on my netbook,but my copy is now corrupted beyond repair and I have downloaded a fresh copy onto a usb drive, along with a fresh copy of grub and its binaries,synaptic and gparted ...
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Sharing external HDD from Mac - Ubuntu [duplicate]

Pulling my hair out trying to get my external HDD to read / write on Ubuntu and my Mac. Can somebody please please tell me what's the best file system to allow both operating systems equal and ...
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Running gnome system tools

I'm a sporadic Linux user, but haven't used Ubuntu for some years until a hard disk crash on my Windows laptop forced me into running Ubuntu off USB/DVD. I love the new appearance, but as ever the ...
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What is the linux version that best fits my system to install? [duplicate]

I would like to ask if you can tell me , what is the linux version that best fits my system to install ?! Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.40GHz 1 GB RAM Nvidia 6600 Pending your reply , Thank you very much !