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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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how to change input language

I want to have the ability to switch between my input languages, but I cant drag and drop the languages in language support, because the languages seem to be greyed out, what should I do?!
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Is there a way to check Ubuntu installation health?

I'm a person who wants to be sure before continue working on his system. Because of that, I would like to know if my Ubuntu installation is in a good condition or not. Some of the things I would like ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not working properly after system failure

I recently installed the OS and updated all the drivers. Was just running firefox and the system hanged. Logged out, and restarted just to see the grub boot loader turned from purple to black and also ...
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computer cannot shut down or restart in ubuntu 14.04 lts [on hold]

I am using ubuntu 14.04 lts. yesterday i was not able to either shut down or restart my computer. whenever i was trying to shut down nothing had happened. at last my system hange.
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Is this normal?

So, I installed Ubuntu, when it finishes installing it spits out the disk and there is a purple and white mosaic on my screen, is this normal? Using Ubuntu 14.04 desktop-amd64+mac.iso Thank you in ...
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Base system failed

I'm installing Ubuntu on a Gateway laptop, I got a error: Install base system failed, target file system contains files from a past installation. These files can cause problems with the installation ...
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Very large log files, what should I do?

(This question deals with a similar issue, but it talks about a rotated log file.) Today I got a system message regarding very low /var space. As usual I executed the commands in the line of sudo ...
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How to make Ubuntu 14.04 run with less lag?

I recently updated from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS and for the first time it worked! However, whenever I move my mouse over an application icon on the unity shell, the animation takes forever to ...
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Install in Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I was install installing Ubuntu and got a fatal error on final step. It was gong thru all the confirmation of installing when it said: fatal error: keyboard locked Is there any solution
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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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How can I find the reason ubuntu crashed [duplicate]

As the title, which log file i should pay attention? I don't use X (use ubuntu in text mode), I have python program which use much memmory . When the system break. The ssh can't connnect, keyboard and ...
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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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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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How do I install Ubuntu linux? [duplicate]

I currently have recently fixed my 8 year old laptop and I'm planning to upgrade its OS from Windows XP to Ubuntu. It only has 1 GB of ram. I need to get the 32 bit Ubuntu. How do I install it? ...
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How to tell if wine is rooted? [duplicate]

I’ve heard that wine can install window viruses if rooted. How can I tell if my wine is rooted?
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Sound settings missing

When I click on the sound icon then sound settings Systems Settings opens and there is no sound setting menu. In fact the only icons in the System Settings window, there are 4 icons: Language ...
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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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Dinotrace installation

was trying to install dinotrace viewer. instructions at: http://www.veripool.org/projects/dinotrace/wiki/Installing got the following error in make install command: *** Lisp files not installed, you ...
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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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Problem in Ubuntu Installation

Recently I decided to start using Ubuntu. I have a Lenovo S10-3t laptop. It has no CD drive, so I tried to install Ubuntu via Universal USB installer. The problem I am facing is, that I do the process ...
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Installing Ubuntu on USB drive

I want to install USB drive to use it as a PC wherever I go. I am seeing so many distributions along with architecture like Intel X86 or AMD x86. So which distribution should I use?
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How to prevent automatic hibernation while watching videos?

I have my settings to hibernate after 20 minutes and after 5 minutes it kicks into hibernate even when I'm watching a movie. I'm a complete newbie with Linux. I have Ubuntu 14.04 and my computer is a ...
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I want to split sound

I would like to split sound between skype and games/music/system. I want skype to use headphones plugged in, and system to use speakers. Is that possible? Microphone - mic in PINK Headphones - audio ...
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Is Ubuntu a European Union standard?

I mean, is the EU using ubuntu as the main operating system for its IT systems? I had read somewhere a while ago that this was the case? I am looking at pushing ubuntu as a file server for a small ...
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Attempting to install an OS (LINUX) from a flash drive [duplicate]

I've never done this before, so please be patient. I'm not a dummy. How do I get the flash drive to install it's (LINUX OS) info into a (Goodwill) computer w/o an OS?
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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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Is there a system-wide spell check setting?

I just reinstalled Ubuntu on a new hard drive, and now I have to disable spell checking in just about every application. Can I do that for the whole system?
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Howto enable spellchecking in Canadian English (incl in LibreOffice) for all users / system-wide

It seems that no one gets the benefit of spell-checking in LibreOffice on our Ubuntu computers. We have them generally set up with Canadian English as default languages, but apparently there is no ...
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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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How can I disable Ctrl+Q for all applications (system wide)?

A lot of applications like Firefox, Chrome etc, get closed when I accidentally press Ctrl+Q instead of Ctrl+W because of the proximity of the Q and W keys on the keyboard. Is there a way this shortcut ...
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How do I find logs that report the cause of a system crash?

My computer with Trusty is often rebooting, apparently in a random way. I have looked in system register but there are so many logs that is quite difficult to find the ones which only report the error ...
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Problem upgrading to 14.04 from 13.10

I am trying to upgrade to 14.04 from 13.10, but I get the following message using the update manager: E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/htto could not be found. Interesting that there is an ...
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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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New to Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

as you might have read, I!m new to Ubuntu 14.04 after have been running Windows XP for a long time. Ihave an Acer Aspire One computer that ran Windows XP for over 5 years, but after the end of ...
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How to turn off/modify ubuntu's EQ?

I'm a fairly new Ubuntu user, and whilst listening to music (using new/tested headphones) throughout the entire system,I've realized that the whole system's "EQ" sounds horrid when it comes to treble ...
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How can I recover from deleting the /usr/share/themes directory?

I deleted the /usr/share/themes directory, how can I recover it? Is there any way to check if there is any missing file/directory in /Computer directory? This was a bad try to change GIMP and ...
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Changing text of system menus

How would that be possible? Like changing text on "Log in" button to something like "vafeles" or changing control panel options to something obscure like "laikaverķis"?
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Best practice to monitor Ubuntu Server

I have an Ubuntu Server that is intermittently rebooting. I notice the reboot once every 3 weeks or so. I have a feeling that this is occurring more often and I want to get an accurate picture of the ...
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How to “get” system proxy settings?

I want to set proxy in my system firefox from firefox that I use by VPN. in VPN's firefox in Preferences/Advanced/Network/Settings the checkbox "use system proxy settings" is checked. where are ...
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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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system(“echo * > toto”) returns an error

when I test this command : system("echo * > toto") (the file toto exists) This error is returned : bash: syntax error near unexpected token"/bin/echo x"'` and I don't understand why. Thank you in ...
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issues after cleaning out old kernels and system update resulting in latest update 3.13.0-30-generic

I just had an issue running system update (not enough space on /boot). So I found a solution on askubuntu suggesting that I free up space by deleting old kernels. So just to play it safe I only ...
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Phonon - Audio Hardware Setup

Does anyone know what configuration file is modified when I change settings within this area of the system settings? I keep choosing my Logitech USB Headset as the soundard, and, when I hit apply, it ...
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What is UNIX and what is the relation of it with Linux [duplicate]

When I hear linux I always hear UNIX, Solaris and GNU and frankly I don't understand any word of this only Linux, so could some one explain to me what is each one?
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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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What Ubuntu should I use for headless operation?

I am working on an application that needs to start as soon as the computer powers on but I also need a full Ubuntu distribution for application development and maintenance. The custom X86 computer ...
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Trying to install Ubuntu 14.04, monitor says mode unsupported/out of range [duplicate]

Monitor says mode unsupported/out of range during installation of ubuntu 14.04 and never boots to the ubuntu desktop.
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Centralized managment of some computers [duplicate]

We have three computers with Ubuntu connected to a LAN network. Each computer has the software each user installs, and updates are done when the users want to update. These computers share among them ...
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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 ...