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I have no sound in my computer

The sound card seems disabled. How can I fix it? I reinstalled my system but when I wanted to watch some videos, there was images but no sound. I hope you can help me. Thank you in advance. Phil.
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Thunderbird hangs at startup [closed]

I am facing issues while running ThunderBird after system restart. TB is hanging while taking up 100% of memory, and CPU utilization is 100%. Which is why system does not respond after sometime. I ...
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System running in low graphic mode (Ubuntu without monitor) [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu desktop 12.10. I want to have a desktop server but it can't start without a monitor. I tried Ubuntu server but I got the same error. Everything is working fine while monitor is ...
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Error Updating System [duplicate]

Hello :) I am new to Ubuntu. And I am getting this error: A red triangle in the taskbar (I was not allowed to post a pic) I just used shutter for the first time! Great App!! With this message: ...
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How do I replace the system sounds?

I have in /usr/share/sounds/ubuntu/stereo lots of sounds for different actions. None of them are working. In System Settings --> Sound I can't choose much in configuration. Can you help me to replace ...
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How to revert back to windows after getting “No Root File System Defined” while installing Ubuntu 12 using Wubi

I had windows server 2008 installed on my machine and had several linux VMs running on it. I had problem running a piece of code which needed OpenGL 3.3 on my VMs so I decided to install Ubuntu ...
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How to mount all partitions at system startup

Hello I searched for this query(mounting all partitions on system startup) and found answer near to it. I added this command to startup applications "/usr/bin/udisks --mount ...
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kern.log reports times in UTC instead of local time zone

I attempted to set my local timezone to America/New_York by doing (as root): # cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/New_York /etc/localtime # echo "America/New_York" > /etc/timezone # dpkg-reconfigure ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 basic questions [closed]

I'm new in Ubuntu and I have couple of questions. After trying Ubuntu 12.04 in Virtual machine a like it a lot and I've decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 as my second OS ( dual boot Win 7 and Ubuntu ...
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How to adjust text color, contrast in ALL system features & apps?

Why is there no system directory where a person might access all system utilities, like background, text size, color, etc. Must I download a separate utility for everything?
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Looking to access system on ubuntu 12.10

I'm a newbie and am trying to get to the system menu - to get a 2nd monitor to work from my hdmi output (on a laptop). I see "system settings" in the "shut down" menu in upper left, but no matter what ...
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GTX 580 Your system is running in low graphics mode

I couldn't really understand any of the other threads with this name, and I really want help with it, so I'm sorry about the duplicate. After I installed Ubuntu 12.10 64bit it ran smoothly for a ...
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Terminal (Ctrl+alt+F1-6) text colour

Is it possible to change the default foreground text coulour in the F1-F6 Terminals or the machines bios colour. I Love Green on Black and change it in the konsole/uxterm/Term ect as soon as I install ...
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How to force quit out of an infinite loop in a bash script gracefully

I wrote a bash script that logs keycodes in a simple file. I have put the code in a while loop because I want it to log continuosly. But if I run the bash script in the terminal, the cursor just keeps ...
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Emacs-like keybindings system-wide?

Is there a way to set Emacs-like keyboard shortcuts (at least the subset mentioned below) for the whole OS? This is possible in some apps such as the terminal, Emacs (go figure :) and additionally ...
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System Settings (12.10)

I don't find the control center but only a simple system setting window. How to make it more complete than before? I search for login screen setting, and I don't find it. Someone can help me? I'm ...
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Getting character key code mappings in ubuntu

I am trying to play around with some keyboard layouts in ubuntu. Now there is a program called showkey which lets me see the keycode for any key pressed in the terminal. Is there any command to get ...
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unable to mount ntfs partitioned disk -

I'm unable to mount one of ntfs file system drive since the system got turned of while copying few files to this drive. I'm getting following message: Unable to Mount 94 GB File system error ...
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Update - What is the quickest way to get to System Update?

I am obviously new to Ubuntu. I keep digging all over to get to Update. I ususally seem to get it running. I am on limited bandwidth and don't want to waste time. Can I put this directly in the side ...
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How safe to move some system folders into ram?

Here is my pc specs Based on this tutorial I made following changeds to fstab tmpfs /tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0 tmpfs /var/tmp tmpfs defaults,noatime,mode=1777 0 0 tmpfs /var/log ...
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Downloading files

I'm about to download the program glances made at http://nicolargo.github.com/glances/ to monitor my computer. it offers a .zip file and a .tar.gz file. which file type is more compatible with ubuntu? ...
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Tons of general protection faults

I recently upgraded my home server from Ubuntu 10.04 to 12.04.1. It runs the linux-image-server kernel, x86_64 arch. There's nothing particularly unusual running, I think -- a deluge daemon, apache2, ...
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what is use of get_HZ()

please tell me what is the use of get_HZ() system call. Any link for its documentation?? I tried to search for this in google but could not get the usage of this function Thanks, Vivek
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Bash script not working properly when run automatically

I have a script that sets my proxy automatically depending upon the connection and so its placed in /etc/network/if-up.d/ folder. I set the proxy using gsettings tool and then I want to show a ...
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copy ubuntu with my personalizations [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Creating an install of Ubuntu to clone Reinstall software after installation of newer version Ubuntu I have just installed ubuntu on my friends laptop. I will install ...
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Unable to find a medium containing a live file system with boot from iso

Unable to find a medium containing a live file system: reset/press Shift/c (command line) grub> insmod iso9660 grub> loopback l (hd0,6)/lubuntu-12.10-desktop-i386.iso grub> set root=(l) grub> ...
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syscall_table_32.S file not found

I want to add a systemcall to Linux, but in training data we need to change the file linux/arch/i386/kernel/entry.S or arch/x86/kernel/syscall_table_32.S. I can not found the files. I looked and ...
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unsaved settings

Just had ubuntu 12.04 installed on my pc, the only problem I am discovering is that none of my settings are saving. Appearance-Behavior resets to default every time i reboot. My Thunderbird accounts ...
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System getting shutdown automotacally

My Ubuntu 12.04 LTS gets shutdown automatically by 11 AM. I've cleared all my scheduled tasks but then getting shutdown. Help me sort out this. Thanks in advance.
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Entire System corrupted due to .exe files flooded in the system

I have been using Ubuntu11.04 for last 3-4 months. Few day ago, I installed wine1.4 to run .exe files on my system. Now a virus is flooded in the entire system which creates a .exe file in each & ...
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Shall I go for 12.04 or 12.10 if I want stability and speed? [closed]

I think this might be the most annoying question for the pros here, but I'd really like to know which version is better if I'd like a super fast start-up and processing speed. I know it rather depends ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 automatic logout

I just had a new desktop constructed and installed ubuntu 12.10 which was successful for the most part but every time I open up some applications like thunderbird I get automatically logged out and ...
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What does Ubuntu “consists” of? How do I find out? [closed]

A typical Ubuntu (or any Linux) installation is not just a kernel, it's a bunch of things- a file system, a windows manager, a set of tools and other frameworks. I would like to know what Ubuntu (or ...
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Sound Icon not appearing

I'm using 11.04 LTS. Everything is going fine. But the other day I booted up and went to use Youtube. I went to adjust the volume but the icon has gone, and the only way to adjust it is to either: ...
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How not to mess up a system, yet keep it clean?

I am newbie to Ubuntu, I got into it 2 weeks ago and I reinstalled it like 10+ times already. In most cases Ubuntu graphic interface wont show up, just command line. Few times I had "low graphic ...
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Update has caused my system to start in text mode

Tonight My system informed me of an update, having preformed the update I was asked to restart the system. Now on start up I'm now presented with the linux console, asking for my user name and ...
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Wubi Ubuntu Installation “No Root File System Defined” [duplicate]

I Downloaded Wubi.exe & Ubuntu 12.04 LTS From The Official Website Then Put Them In A Single Folder In My Internal Hard Disk. Then I Run Wubi, And It Got Installed Within 2 Minutes. And Then I ...
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Unstable Wifi and Spontaneous Low-graphic Error with Pavilion DV4

I've been having numerous problems with connectivity through WiFi. It had been working for a few days and now it doesn't. On top of that around 40% of every time I turn on the laptop it shows "System ...
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Can't install nor try ubuntu 12.10, system halted

tried to find a solution but I wasn't able so far. I downloaded the torrent version of ubuntu 12.10 and burned it onto a dvd and created a bootable stick using unetbootin... the thing is, when ...
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How to open System > Administration?

I'm new to Ubuntu and while browsing over forums I saw goto System > Administration and so on. So I wanna know how I can actually goto System, means where can I find System then Administration and so ...
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Should I use a 32 or 64-bit system? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit and which should I choose? My computer is a Lenovo (2010 model) with 1 GB of RAM, 32 GB of HardDrive (dedicated to ...
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How to show Windows System Reserved partition using Ubuntu live dvd?

All questions in this site ask how to "hide"! I want to fix my boot (fix mrb wont work, I have GPT Disk) by changing some files at Windows System Reserved. GParted shows the following partitions (but ...
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how to set owner and permission to a cryptsetup made device?

I have an encrypted loopback volume. I need to mount and umount the volume manually, so I use cryptsetup luksOpen and cryptsetup luksClose . However, under all sessions (gnome/xfce/kde/unity), when I ...
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How can I distribute mandatory settings (system and LibreOffice settings)?

I'm a Linux sysadmin and I maintain 100 Ubuntu desktops. We're about to upgrade to 12.04, but before we can do that we have to make Ubuntu PCI complaint. Meaning we have to lock some mandatory ...
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How can I install Ubuntu in BlackBerry Playbook?

I have a Blackberry Playbook. I loved the Blackberry OS at first, but now I feel constrained by the lack of applications and functions. I assume that, by installing Ubuntu on my tablet, will give me ...
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System files lockdown

I'm thinking of reinstalling Lubuntu and want to make sure that system changes are not made permanently until I choose to dump it to disk. This is so I never have to reinstall and can try programs to ...
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My Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS freezes entire system occasionally except for mouse. What to do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes? System freezes and even seconds in clock stop. Keyboard no responds only mouse pointer moves but no left nor right click. How to ...
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Installed Ubuntu with WUBI, how can I completely remove Windows Vista?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 yesterday, and I'm happy with how it's working. I think I installed it as a dual system though, because Ubuntu and Vista shows up when the system boots up. I ...
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Got problem with installation. “No root file system is defined.”

I'm very new with Ubuntu and generally with linux. I saw ubuntu and it seems like this OS is really good and stable, and so I decided to install it alongside my windows 7 OS. I have a few problems ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 can't use mouse and internet

I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 for a while on my Acer Aspire One-722. It was ok, but then, after some updates, the next time i started it, an window "the system is running in low-graphics mode" ...