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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 recover a deleted /etc/passwd file? [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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 me,...
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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 (20121017.2)/dists/quantal/main/binary-i386/...
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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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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 !
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How to speed up Ubuntu 12.04

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. Here is my ...