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Why is “Hierarchical view of the machine - plugins” always unchecked and can't be checked?

Why is the option Hierarchical view of the machine - plugins always unchecked, and can't be checked when software update alert is available? This has been happening for some time in my Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Applying Spanish as the System-wide Language

I've installed Spanish through Language Support in System Settings, but it cannot be selected in the: System Settings -> Language Support -> Language, list. To verify, I clicked on the ...
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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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i am not able to install windows7 after installing ubuntu on dell latitude d430 [duplicate]

First I had install Ubuntu.Now I want to remove ubuntu and install windows7 by usb but i am not able to install windows 7. Please suggest me way to install windows 7
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After update, I have to reinstall Nvidia driver to solve problems with unity!

How can I solve this problem_ I have a Nvidia 745 4 gb and after reinstalling everything is fine. Can I add the driver to the update_ wbr
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How can I design one Linux file system? [closed]

In an interview, I came across this question. He asked me "Design a linux file system." He asked to give what all things I would need, Data structures and all. Can anyone help me in this that how I ...
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How to uninstall a theme without knowing it's name SOLVED

I'm new here so I'll try to make this concise. I recently installed a dark theme for inkscape and just realized it applied to my whole ubuntu system. Unfortunately, I don't recall the name ...
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how can i resize and partition thepart in hard disk where the system setup?

i erased my hard disk by wrong during setup ubuntu 14.04 and it put all my hard disk in dev/sda1 (463.88 GB)( and my system(ubuntu) also setup in dev/sda1) and the other space in swap i tried to use ...
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Package system is broken (Ubuntu 12.04) [duplicate]

Keep trying to update Ubuntu 12.04 but it keeps telling me that my package system is broken. I run apt-get -f install and get this : owner@MyLaptop:~$ sudo apt-get -f install [sudo] password for ...
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Loading Session Applications

How does Ubuntu Load previously opened applications on startup? (I want to code and modify that functionality present in the system preferences manually )
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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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Frequent system crashes caused by usb 3g modem

I've been using a 3g usb wireless modem HUAWEI for a long time on my Ubuntu-box (Xubuntu 14.04) for 2 years. Suddenly, it has started to behave in a very strange way. I premise that IT WORKS as ...
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undocumented error message suddenly appearing

This has begun popping up every 20 minutes or so: Error [X] Unable to create file [OK] (It's a graphical message, but I'm unable to post the image.) The error message blocks me from doing anything ...
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Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T1UU

trying to install linux on my Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T1UU can you install linux on NVIDIA Tegra K1 quad core CPU processor?
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Ubuntu 14.04 not going to sleep

My ubuntu 14.04 won't go to sleep. I'm not sure if it happened after a system upgrade from 13 or something else. I tried a few solution including creating scripts that disconnect usb ports, ssd hard ...
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Install error : install: missing destination file operand after `/usr/share/pixmaps/FBReader`

while i make install FBReader it gives error. install: missing destination file operand after `/usr/share/pixmaps/FBReader' basically it is missing DESTDIR i.e. destination directory coz echo ...
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Really annoying robotic voice talking!

After turning ubuntu on today a voice starts talking whenever I switch windows or have my mouse in front of a folder or setting. Have tried turning off screen reader but it don't work. I press ...
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Ubuntu Randomly Freezing

Ubuntu 14.04 randomly freezes in the middle of use. I am never doing anything specific, at least that I can tell when it happens. It does not appear to be an application specific issue. The keyboard ...
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Data recovery from System reserved partition [duplicate]

Im new in Ubuntu. I try to install Ubuntu 14.04 onto a working Windows 7 partitions. When the installation give an message that the partition is not empty, I cancel it and on the next boot on LiveCD, ...
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Screen turns off without reason

The precise problem The screen turns off the display suddenly, and does not respond to the mouse or keyboard. What actually happens?? When I am working on my PC (OS - Ubuntu 14.10) suddenly without ...
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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 ...
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USB Won’t boot up

I installed Ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386 Via Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.5.9 on to a USB drive; I’m using a Lenovo laptop 32 bit 2 GB of ram, the installer indicated it installed in to the correct USB ...
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How do I scan on a Canon MG3150?

I have the printer up and running, but I want to scan the image to my email address but it just seems to scan it then print it out?
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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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Core i5 compatibility with ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64

Is ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64 compatible with the system stated below? or I have to use the ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-i386 one? System : Processor : Intel(R) Core (TM) i5-3230M CPU RAM : 4 GB ...
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Apt-get roll back

I installed "libatk 1.0.-0:i386" on my 64-bit system by mistake. It removed almost all from my system starting with indicators ending with eclipse and other programs. So then I removed libatk and ...
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how to copy a specific file from a android device on a root location

how to copy a specific file from a android device on a root location I need to copy a file from a android device to usb but to do that I need root access. Because the file is in the system file.
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Preparing Ubuntu to be turned off unexpectedly?

I have a few Ubuntu boxes that are locked down and used as Kiosks. Whilst we aim to turn them all off safely, the same can not be said for everyone. The machines use SSDs and there isn't moving hard ...
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I cannot create a new VPN connection 14.04

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 and it seems like I cannot actually create a VPN connectionor manage the network devices. When I am accessing the network connection using the network icon at the gnome ...
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How to change Details in System Settings

I want to make my own linux distribution based on Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to know how can I change the logo picture with Ubuntu in System Settings >> Details >> Overview.
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Can't edit system files with gksu gedit gives error when saving could not back up the old copy of the file before saving the new one

I am having an issue with my Lenovo Ideapad y410p with the speakers popping and making a ringing sound which I can't seem to figure out how to fix. I found one solution on Ask Ubuntu but I am unable ...
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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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How can I detect all changes made from a default install or point in time?

I am trying to learn Ubuntu (and Linux in general) on a much deeper level right now and am having a nightmare tracking changes - in particular with the package management system. Is there any ...
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Ubuntu USB installation

Am trying to download Ubuntu onto USB drive as advised but every time I download & go to Browse, it never shows in Window to select. Am I missing something ? The original problem I have is a ...
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Ubuntu corrupted!

No settings are working in my Ubuntu Desktop. No themes, no launcher icons size, no font size nothing at all. Have had I deleted the important system file? Seeking help Below is the screenshot of ...
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Operating system wasn't found (Live boot)

Using USB to ISO, I put Ubuntu 12.04 i386 on my USB and then connected it to another machine. On the machine, when I select boot from USB, it gives me the error, "An operating system wasn't found. Try ...
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sbin/init crash after log in

Hi I have been getting a problem where, every time I log into Ubuntu, a red exclamation mark appears in the top-right of the screen. On clicking it, a window appears to say "Sorry, Ubuntu 12.04 has ...
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All system settings gone after system update

Yesterday I had done the system update in Ubuntu, and after a restart all my system settings, like themes, font size,font style, launcher size etc. were restored to defaults. Now, whenever I re-do the ...
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Why does Ubuntu(as well as all the linux distros) hangs while copying? [closed]

I have noticed a lot that all the linux distributions hangs while copying files, why does this happens? Isn't this a bug thats present in the linux for a long time. Do only I happend to be the only ...
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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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How to remove Shutdown Screen Text on closedown (14.04) - NVidia Geforce card

Just changed my dual-head graphics card to a NVidia Geforce 210 (MIS 210 brand) from a previous failed AMD. Upon shutting computer down (desktop 14.04) the process shows all the termination of mySQL, ...
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System settings suddenly locked to defaults

I accidentally pulled the power cable from my laptop, which is without its battery, during a session of Ubuntu 14.04, causing a hard shutdown. I then plugged the cable back, turned the laptop back on, ...
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system program problem

I am having a trouble with my Ubuntu 14.04, it worked perfectly till four days ago. now when I open it, it logs normally in the beggining, with the "checking media [fail]" but then after the purple ...
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Remote workstation management [closed]

Some of my family members asked me to install Ubuntu on their laptops (because I just refuse to do anything windows related anymore), but helping them over the phone can be a pain. Is there some kind ...
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Missing MSDM file

I have a dual booting system and want to read Windows 8 License Key from Ubuntu side. I know it should be in /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/MSDM file. But getting list by sudo ls /sys/firmware/acpi/tables ...
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Ubuntu 14 Idle - Non Activity Causes Poor Performance

I'm having an issue with Ubuntu 14. I have a touch screen and I noticed after medium to long periods of inactivity the device "throttles down" and takes a few moments to snap back. When I tap the ...
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How to do sysadmin on Ubuntu [closed]

What are the most important Ubuntu sysadmin tasks, are there any tools for that? How about a tool with a schedule?
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get objdump to display full hex of a 64 bit mov instruction

objdump won't show me the hex of a long 64 bit instruction. objdump -d myobj.o here is one of the lines: 3: 48 bb 2f 2f 62 69 6e movabs $0x68732f6e69622f2f,%rbx the instruction hex cuts off ...
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How to automatically report system problems detected

Occasionally I get swarms of "System problem (problem) detected" errors, or even just one by itself. I don't want to turn them off altogether, because I think it's good to report them but I also ...