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Set the “default languages for documents” (a LibreOffice setting) 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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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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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 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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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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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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bilibop-lockfs and read-only file system breaks wifi connection

i have installed xubuntu 14.04 and setted up the root file system as read-only using bilibop-lockfs. Since then, the network manager can not connect to the internet anymore over my usb wireless lan ...
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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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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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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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Which option to chose from GRUB at boot up?

I don't know what happened, when I started my laptop it is showing purple screen with 4 options: *ubuntu Advance option for Ubuntu Memory test (memtest86+) Memory test (memtest86+, serial console ...
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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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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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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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Should I use Ubuntu OS on a new laptop supplied without an OS? [duplicate]

I am looking at purchasing a new laptop without an operating system from PCSPECIALISTS, but they will not advise me as to whether it will be OK to use UBUNTU OS. Can someone please advise if it is OK ...
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Ubuntu bought a knife and sliced my desktop

I was about to choose the "your country"-part. Browsing firefox and writing a question and did everything right. And suddenly THIS happened: I can't start Ubuntu anymore because this keeps ...
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System Settings doesn't Respond

After installing Ubuntu, my system settings worked well until after I installed compiz config settings manager and then it stopped responding to mouse clicks. I uninstalled compizconfig settings ...
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Can't connect to WIFI after sleep Ubuntu 14.04

After an upgrade over a previous version to Ubuntu 14.04 I have problems with connecting to WiFi. After suspending it won't reconnect to any existing network unless I restart the laptop. sudo lshw -C ...
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How to change the system color from orange in 14.04 LTS?

Can I change the "orange" of Ubuntu? For example, I want to change: the folders; the button highlights when you hover over them; the buttons too.
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Error message on ubuntu 13.10 Aspire 4741Z machine

"Unknown Error: 'class 'SystemError' (E:The package Linux-image-extra-3.11.0-17-generic needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.)' This error appeared and struck completely the ...
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Error pop ups appear everytime I log into Ubuntu [duplicate]

Everytime I log into Ubuntu 14.04, I get a couple of error pop ups. Every single time. It appears also sometimes a third on shortly after, for example after opening the browser. How can I find out ...
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Completely make a blank HDD

I have installed Windows 8 on my laptop and i want to completely "delete" my HDD. I want it to be blank just the way i bought it. Because i want to install Linux on a blank HDD. Could anybody help me ...
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Do I remove install disk whenasked to restart

I am a new user. I am loading Ubuntu14.04LTS onto a Toshiba Tecra M5 with 3G RAM 2,16G Centrimo Nvidia Quadro NVS11om Graphic. I am installing with a DVD, so bootup set to CD-ROM to start install in ...
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System settings and software center disapeared

This is my 1st time to try a linux desktop on Ubuntu 14.04 with a hope to have a stable and usable version of linux. It worked well at the beginning with some popular applications at the first day. ...
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Gradle compiling slows down my computer

The responsiveness is really bad on a newly installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Here's the specs of my laptop: Quadcore Intel i7-4600U CPU @ 2.10GHz 12GB Ram 1TB Samsung EVO SSD And when gradle is ...
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Mouse problem, disappears

My new ubuntu 13.10 has a problem. The cursor frequently disappears and then reappears a few inches later. Any "pointers"? I am on a system76 galago, using the trackpad. I have looked all over the ...
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Terminator doesn't show System Title Bar

after I reboot my system for some updates, my Terminator stopped showing the system tool bars... Anyone knows why?
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sudo adduser to set default directory

I used sudo adduser to add a new user for webmaster, so I set home directory to /var/www to let this user have rights to save file on the web server. I just realized that I use webmaster account to ...
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Recovering the Encryption Password Method

my question is that i am installing the ubuntu 12.04 and gave the encryption password at the time of installation but i forget the encryption password so how to recover or change the password without ...
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setting system variables through terminal

I have added 2 fake users Alice and Bob to through terminal. How to export java Home to that user's .bash_profile. Thanks much in advance!!!
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Typed “yes, do as I say!”, need to repair now

Running Ubuntu 12.04. I was trying to install something, but I guess I didn't get the dependencies installed. I had a red circle in the top right near the clock, told me to run sudo apt-get or ...
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ppa and System Security

I have been installing all my software from the Ubuntu Software Center. Recently, I had been installing software from PPAs. Can adding PPAs and installing software from them compromise the security of ...
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How does one choose between Windows 8.1. and Ubuntu at startup if the two are on different hard drives?

I am running Windows 8.1. and have just installed a second hard drive on which I have installed Ubuntu. Now when I switch the machine on, it boots to Ubuntu but how can I use the two operating ...