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Error while updating ubuntu 12.04 using update manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed in a sony vaio VPCEH38FN. I have internet connection ...
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Whats the difference between Unix, Linux and Ubuntu?

What is Unix, Linux, Ubuntu? Are they the same thing or different versions or completely different stuff? This has always made me confused, any explanation would be great.
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Should I install 32- bit operation system or 64-bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit and which should I choose? I am going to use a computer with quadcore 1,5ghz cpu, 6gb ram, Radeon HD 6520G + 7450M ...
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Curious about how fast Ubuntu copies files

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 using the normal installer. Things having been working fine, but a few minutes ago I copied a 14Gb file and it said it had copied the file very quickly--so quickly I don't ...
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Don't want RAID to autostart

I have software RAID in my system, and I would REALLY like it NOT to automatically start at system boot. Ubuntu system is installed on a partition not on a RAID (no need whatsoever to start raid for ...
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Upstart System Services manager /etc/init NOT /etc/init.d [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the recommended way to enable / disable services? How can I manage new Ubuntu System Services? The ones located in /etc/init/ and not in /etc/init.d/ I want ...
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What makes Ubuntu harder for viruses to infect [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the Ubuntu “built in virus protection”? One question I get asked a lot is why there are no viruses on Ubuntu (Linux in general). Even though it is ...
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How heavy is wine on my system?

I am looking to use a good download manager on ubuntu 12.04 I have tried some such as MultiGet etc but really none of the in my view compare up to Orbit Downloader which works perfectly under wine. I ...
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How to properly modify the sudoers file to create a launcher in order to shutdown the system?

I did it adding the following line, but doesn't work (at least in my case): username ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:/sbin/shutdown -h now then making a launcher in the desktop with the following instruction: ...
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“System Program Problem Detected” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable or disable Apport? I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and it started showing "System Program Problem detected". I think it could be because my Windows is corrupt ...
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Proper way to execute a script on system startup?

As of Ubuntu 12.04, what is the proper/clean way to make the system execute a script upon boot? (not upon user login) e.g. running a daemon.
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Selecting ubuntu 12.04 restarts my HP 540 laptop

Every time I select Ubuntu 12.04 when booting my HP 540 laptop, the machine restarts. How can I fix this, so I can successfully boot my Ubuntu system?
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ubuntu 12.04 system error/macchanger issue?

specifics: Ubuntu 12.04 gateway LT2800 series 1gb ram Intel GMA 3150 I just started getting a system error. I don't know if it's related to my issue with macchanger. But this is the issue I'm most ...
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12.04 call trace - system crash? [closed]

Last night my screen suddenly turned black (black screen like when my laptop is turned off) while I was extracting a RAR file, and I was unable to restart my laptop after. Assuming it was a dead ...
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Get client system information in LTSP

I'm trying to get the system information of clients booted via LTSP to a Ubuntu 10.04 server. Any time I try any system info commands (example lspci | grep VGA) it returns back the server information, ...
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What are “/run/lock” and “/run/shm” used for?

I just want to know where and how /run/lock and /run/shm can help our PC . $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 56G 13G 41G 24% / udev ...
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Question regarding power outages affect on ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How resilient is Ubuntu to repeated “power-off” shutdowns? Due to some reasons, sudden power outages are common at my place so my current operating system ...
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Java wait() and sleep() not behaving correctly on a pariticular Ubuntu machine [closed]

I have a very strange Java issue which occurs only on a particular computer running Ubuntu. When I call the wait(timeout) function it always waits exactly 1000ms less than the time out amount I ...
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Appropriate size for / root partition

I'm about to re-install my system. I like to keep a separate /home and / root partitions. I've been using (K)Ubuntu for around a year now and my / partition (almost 36Gb) never climbed over ~13Gb of ...
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How should I change My Computer Name? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the computer name? When I open my terminal it shows gaurav@Lin:~$ Out of this I want to change "Lin" which is current name of My computer, how I can do ...
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System Program Problem Detected

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, fully up-to-date. I'm new to Ubuntu. Whenever I start my system I face "System Program Problem Detected." Why is this happening? I ran sudo rm /var/crash/* but it again ...
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How do I change system-wide font settings in Kubuntu?

How do I change the font/size for the icon captions, Dolphin text, and window decoration text? They all went from 12 point to 10 point after I installed KDE updates on Kubuntu 12.04.
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Why do important system processes exhibit lower valued priorities?

I'm still learning about Linux. As a Linux distro, Ubuntu is blessed with the ability to multi-task, the concurrent execution of programs. And these programs have processes, taking up their chunk of ...
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How to perform full system restore on Ubuntu 12.04 removing all software footprints

How to go about performing system restore in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) so that it also remove all software footprints as well. My system has only Ubuntu and is 64 bit.
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Is there a way to reset Windows XP administrator password? [closed]

Can I reset a Windows XP administrator password? How would I do it?
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Adding Play Framework directory to my system path on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I am very new to the Ubuntu OS and I would need help with it. I am trying to install this open source platform called Play Framework, to install it I need to add ...
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How to set global System Settings that can apply to all new added users.

To say specifically, I mean preferences that can be configured in System Settings. How to make them apply to each new user account I create?
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Running 12.04 on a Dell Inspiron 1545 having random system lockups

I just reinstalled a fresh 12.04 because I couldn't even get booted on my previous installation anymore. I just installed 8GB of ram on this laptop, but the problem happened even before this, and all ...
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Lost 'System Settings' on Ubuntu Precise Pangolin x86_64

I am new here. I was facing issues with emacs-snapshot sourced from a PPA, so I tried following these instructions (blindly =/), and sudo apt-get remove `apt-cache search emacs | awk '{print $1}'` ...
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Dropbox error - 'echo 100000 | sudo tee / proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_watches'

Dropbox gives me an error that mentions echo tee 100000 but then it disappears. How to fix or remove msg?
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system problem! ubuntu 12.4

when I was upgrading to ubuntu 12.4 I had to leave and accidentally turned off the laptop in half update. When lit it not entered the system, it put the screen in black and looked just the mouse. I ...
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How to hide certain icons from unity app lens

Ok, so unity is great and all, but something that annoys me that the various systems settings apps show up in the app lens, I don't need them there because there's the system settings menu. Is there ...
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Add entry to the system settings [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to add custom items to System Settings window? Using gnome-shell my menu is full of setting-apps I wanted to have all of them centralised in one place, so ...
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How to add a link group to update-alternatives?

Edit: Solved, see resolution below Is it possible to add a custom link group to update-alternatives that is not already there by default? For example, I want to add Scala and all its supporting ...
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Find previously edited system files

I am upgrading a fairly old server and I wish to find all of the system config files that I may have previously edited e.g. samba (smb.conf), NFS (exports), networking etc. Bash history can't help ...
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How do I apply an Indian language system-wide?

I want to add Indian languages system wide.I see on English and Chinese options .I also updated font cache. The image says it all. First is the gnome tweak tool and second the font viewer. How do i ...
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Windows System Reserved Partition mounting in ubuntu 12.04

Guys I've installed windows 7 with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and both are working good.... the only issue i have is that whenever i boot into Ubuntu...at booting it says... The disk drive for /windows is not ...
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Where are passwords saved?

This is a weird question to ask, but where are the passwords saved? I mean they must be somewhere for comparing every time. So where are system and network passwords saved?
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i am a ubuntu user with dual boot , does deleting some large files from system volume information cause some problms while using windows 7 [closed]

when i am using ubuntu i see a large file on my partition which has windows 7 installed on it... the file has a name- {727a267e-992c-11e1-b9f7-00235aa5eeaf}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} in ...
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Why my lscpi command not found? [closed]

when u try to check my VGA using this code lscpi | grep VGA and my console say this No command 'lscpi' found, did you mean: Command 'lscpu' from package 'util-linux' (main) Command 'lscp' ...
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GConf Error: No D-BUS daemon running?! How to reinstall or fix?

After installing Konquerer and restarting my laptop i got the following error while trying to open, edit or access files as root from within Terminal (which is existencial for me). ...
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It starts the boot image (usplash) KDE/Lubuntu in Ubuntu 12.04

When installing KDE / Lubuntu in Ubuntu 12.04 system startup has changed (artwork). How I can regain Ubuntu boot image files without uninstalling Lubuntu? (Because I have Lubuntu you ever apatece I ...
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Sorry, Ubuntu 12.04 has suffered an internal program error

After upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04 (having solved the problem of Ubuntu being a cock and booting into Low Res Graphics mode) I now keep receiving: 'Sorry, Ubuntu has suffered an internal program ...
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Couldn't find software sources and uninstalled and got message about future updates 12.04

Software sources wasn't showing up in the unity menu when I searched for it but it said it was installed in the software center. I uninstalled it and got the message: If you uninstall Software ...
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UBUNTU 12.04 Upgrade - No Programs in Dash [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dash search gives no result I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 after being prompted. Every did as it should have... so I think. The install took a very long time so I did not ...
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How to delete entries after uninstalling softwares

After un-istalling a particular software, the entries created by the specific software during its use will be in place even after un-istallation. The entries i talk here about the hidden files present ...
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Package System is broken - I need to fix… can't add or remove apps

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and it was working fine. Installed Gimp 2.6 and it was working fine. Then installed Gimp 2.8 beta and it broke my package catalog. I cannot remove Gimp nor anything else and ...
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System reverts to 87Hz refresh rate at every startup after I have installed nvidia drivers

Every time the system starts the screen's refresh rate reverts to 87Hz which results in a pixelated and flickery screen which I have to manually correct every time by either selecting 60Hz as my ...
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Cannot view the logfile?

I am a beginner. I have managed to install Ubuntu 11.10 and am now satisfied that it seems to be running okay. It would help me learn more to be able to view the logfile but I cannot. What have I ...
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Monitoring system temperatures

I would like to know if there's an indicator app that can show the system temperatures (CPU, MB, HDD, etc.). I do have lm-sensors and hddtemp installed so that's no problem, I just need to find a good ...