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How does one choose between Windows 8.1. and Ubuntu at startup if the two are on different hard drives?

I am running Windows 8.1. and have just installed a second hard drive on which I have installed Ubuntu. Now when I switch the machine on, it boots to Ubuntu but how can I use the two operating ...
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Can system event sounds be assigned in Ubuntu 14.04, rather than the default system sounds?

I was wondering if there is a way to use custom system event sounds in Ubuntu 14.04? The only settings available in the System Settings → Sounds tab is the default theme. If so, must this be ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 not working properly after executing command

After running the command sudo rm -fR /var/lib/apt/lists/*, my system ain't working properly & many of the applications aren't opening. When my pc boots, black screen appears for some time. Can ...
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Unable to burn Ubuntu to DVD

I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer and when I click on This PC -> Downloads, the file is listed as a Winrar zip file as ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso. However, when I click on this file, I get ...
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recognize installed application

I've a problem to make Ubuntu 13.10 to recognize my installed program. I've installed Blender 3d from the site instead of USC and I've created the .desktop file. All run good but when I tried to open ...
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disable access to System Configuration

I'm looking for a way to disable access to System Configuration for users in Ubuntu 12.04, specifically I'm trying to disable the access to sound configuration. Is there any way to do that? I've ...
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Reinstalling Grub - shows no volume groups found, how do you fix this?

I have a full backup which I had restored onto a new built system on Ubuntu 12.04 The backup did not include /dev /proc /sys folders. Upon rebooting, the grub show the following errors error: no ...
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Way to find which program uses the internet [duplicate]

is there any way to find which program uses the network and the bandwidth consumed. System monitor shows only ram ,cpu usage and overall bandwidth usage. i want fr individual program
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Xubuntu 14.04 system sound not working?

There are no system sounds as far as I can tell and there is no option for setting this in settings. Speakers are working fine as I'm able to play Youtube Videos. Its a fresh 14.04 LTS install. All ...
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Install 14.04 seems frozen at any questions screen

Installing ubuntu 14.04 seems frozen at the "any questions?"logo. The little circle thing is still going around, but I can't tell if it is doing anything. Does it take a long time to erase the old ...
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ubuntu 14.04 freeze after opening movie player [closed]

I have problem a problem with the Ubuntu's video player, every time when i go to open it,the system start to freezing but the mouse moving, I have reinstalling it but the problem has not solved. i ...
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Ubuntu process monitoring - using a cluster graph

Good evening, I am looking for a way to monitor running processes in the form of a cluster graph. In other words, a method for me to visualize all processes and their dependencies. Even if there is a ...
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Apple Pismo G3 preparing a bootable disk

Can someone explain to me how to make a bootable disk where I can load XBUNTU PPC ON MY MAC G3 PISMO. Forget the bootable USB stick, not possible on this computer. I have external firewire drives. You ...
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Overwritten system files

I need help to work out what damage I have done to my Ubuntu server. I ran a poorly coded script which has overwritten 26 files on my Ubuntu server. The script used sudo to run with root permissions ...
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April 2014 update taken, bootup hangs at Stopping System V runlevel compatibility

I've seen other threads related to my current situation, but the solutions posted didn't help... After accepting updates this morning, my system halts at "Stopping System V runlevel compatibility" ...
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Installation of Ubuntu 12

trying to install Ubuntu 12 alongside Win XP Pro. Get to final screen (Welcome) and the installation just hangs at "retrieving files 52 of 126" Tried fresh copy of Ubuntu - same result. Do not have ...
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When you create user using adduser what happens on the system?

I see that /home/user folder is created. /etc/passwd file has an entry with non bin/false or bin/nologin shells. /etc/group has user group. /etc/shadow has the password. Is there something else ...
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File Recovery and System Repair

My staging server, an Ubuntu 13.04, crashed and I need to recover some web files. I tried doing the boot-repair for 5 times now, but every time I run the boot-repair, the Recommended Repair option is ...
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Can't login to Lubuntu 13.10

After installation of LAMP + MyPhpAdmin accord to this tutorial Install lamp, I can't login to my account. I see my login screen (with prompt enter login + password). But after entering it shows me ...
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Upgrading from XP [duplicate]

I have an old XP laptop running a 600m processor. I downloaded Ubuntu. I have not run install yet. What is the next step?
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Get full path of currently open files

I'm trying to code a simple application that must read all currently open files within a certain directory. More specificly, I want to get a list of files open anywhere inside my Documents folder, but ...
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working significantly so slow

my system is taking some time (around 10 minutes or more) to start. while checking system, there is no function which eating up my resources, but still its slow to start and also takes a while to ...
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What must be done after rescuing kernel panic

I had used GtkOrphan app to remove unused packages on Ubuntu 12.10, however I accepted to delete all the listed packages that it had offered and it caused a kernel panic because I didn't noticed that ...
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Tools windows from system settings are visually messed up. 13.10

I use messed up because it's hard to describe, check out this image for what I mean: Each option in my system settings has the background removed like that. Also if you notice the top bar is big ...
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Unable to install latest Ubuntu 12.04.4/13.10-hangs after installation-upon reboot system running low graphics error

When I download any latest Ubuntu i.e 12.04.4 or 13.10 after installation is complete the system hangs when i click the 'Restart Now' button. Then when I hard reboot it it says "system running in low ...
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Unable to login from GUI?

Running 13.10 x64 on an Ubuntu laptop (System 76 Kudu Professional). When I bootup and provide my password; the screen goes black for a moment then returns to the login screen. Switching tty I am ...
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Install Ubuntu on new Acer AspireV5-123-3659

When I start with bootable usb flash drive, Ubuntu starts, I press install, and a few seconds later it jams. Have tried different media, different versions of Ubuntu. Help please!
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Change location of system menu indicatior to left.

I want to change location of that system menu indicator which is on the extreme right side to extreme left side of status bar. Here is the sample: How can i do this ?
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Are application layer protocols part of system utilities?

Are applications layer protocols like dhcp, http, dns, ftp, nfs, smb, etc part of system utilities like ls, cp, chmod, rm, mv, etc?
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change priority (nice value) of a program permanently

i am trying to change nice value to (-20) permanently for uget-gtk by using gnome-system-monitor. But when i end process and restart it again, nice value by default got (0). Is there a way to set ...
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Error: No root file system on brand new computer [duplicate]

Just built my first computer from scratch and started to install Ubuntu but on the "Installation Type" page, I got an error message that reads "No root file system is defined. Please correct from the ...
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using gparted to create more than 4 partitions?

I've created a bootable usb and I'm getting ready to install ubuntu 13.10 to dual-boot with Windows 7. The problem is I don't know how to deal with my partitions. I have 4 primary partitions on my ...
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How to install CPU-G on Ubuntu

How to install CPU-G on Ubuntu , so i can use it to view information about my desktop hardware .
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How do I repair a Disk (is not booting)

My hard drive will not boot. The screen comes up blank. It was working fine yesterday. No changes made. I am using Ubuntu 13.10 on 64-bit. On the same computer, I am using an USB emergency ...
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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 ...