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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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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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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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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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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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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 [closed]

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 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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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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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 ...
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disable a key on an OS level

I have a volume control wheel on the basse of my laptop which I always spin by mistake. When spun, the letters 6~ start to pop up in rapid succession. Annoying as this is, when in my vim ...
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install Ubuntu 12.04 system requirements [duplicate]

My computer's information: Processor Intel Pentium 4 3.00ghz (2CPU) 2046MB RAM Can I install Ubuntu 12.04? Or will it be slow ?
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System image to be loaded to QEMU [duplicate]

Is there any way to take a snapshot of my current system and load it on another computer to QEMU?
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How can I tell how long for Watchdog to wait to stop all processes?

I have a server which is monitored by Watchdog, and experiences reboots occasionally due to faulty network hardware I am unable to replace at the moment. As I read, Watchdog sends a SIGTERM to all ...
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Accidently deleted /usr/lib, how do I restore it?

I know this is something I shouldn't do, but it happened(Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS) as a root user I deleted /usr/lib folder. Any ideas how to restore it?
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The package system is broken using 12.04.2 lts

When I run the update manager i get this "The following packages have unmet dependencies: libefl-bin: Depends: libefl (= 201212281219-551~precise1) but 201303222352-21556~precise1 is installed" ...
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Got problems downloading updates in Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I got an error icon above my menu bar. When I click on it I get three options with some details. It says An error occurred please run package manager from the right-click menu or apt-get in terminal ...
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How can I use a pendrive to increase my RAM (to speed up the system)?

In Windows , we get the option "speed up sytem" on inserting a USB penDrive... Can we do the same in Linux... I am using ubuntu 12.04. I am working on a project in College and the system(desktop pc) ...
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how to remove ubuntu from efi boot options

I removed Ubuntu from the efi boot menu but it comes back i already use easybcd but it still comes back i try remove it manual from my efi bios but it still comes back i already delete all of my ...
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How to burn Ubuntu to disc for a pc that has no operating system?

How do you burn Ubuntu to a cd 700MB for a laptop that has no operating system?
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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 ...