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Removed win7 ,installed Ubuntu, now it crashes and freezes

acer aspire 4gb ram. Win7 had no problems.I replaced win7with ubuntu64. Now my display is distorted, freezes and crashes. I cannot use the computer now, what can I do to fix my problem? I tried ...
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ubuntu 14.04 freeze after opening movie player [on hold]

I have problem a problem with the Ubuntu's video player, every time when i go to open it,the system start to freezing but the mouse moving, I have reinstalling it but the problem has not solved. i ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit system error check and other questions

Okay so I have updated grub and I even ran system updates to see if any of that would solve the system error check for 14.04. Come to find out...none of that has done anything to solve the error. ...
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ubuntu fails on install [on hold]

I have win 8.1 system with 2*1tb drives. It's a 64 bit system using the amd chip. I have tried to install the current release 3 times, twice on the second drive and once on the same drive that win ...
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New gpu freezes all the time

I just changed my 12 year old pc's os to ubuntu, 'cause microsoft stopped supporting it's native os, windows xp. The new os was so slow that it was unusable because of my jurassic hardware, so i ...
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Ubuntu desktop suddenly points to home folder

As of now, my desktop has begun showing the contents of my home folder (~) instead of the contents of ~/desktop. I must have changed something, but I have no idea what, or what I was doing exactly ...
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Ubuntu process monitoring - using a cluster graph

Good evening, I am looking for a way to monitor running processes in the form of a cluster graph. In other words, a method for me to visualize all processes and their dependencies. Even if there is a ...
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Apple Pismo G3 preparing a bootable disk

Can someone explain to me how to make a bootable disk where I can load XBUNTU PPC ON MY MAC G3 PISMO. Forget the bootable USB stick, not possible on this computer. I have external firewire drives. You ...
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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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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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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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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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Find (and reinstall) packages with corrupted files (without breaking anything)

I usually prefer to fix a Linux system than to reinstall from scratch. My computers have seen many distribution upgrades and a list of PPAs or third-party repositories. APT usually makes sure that ...
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upgrading from ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04lts [duplicate]

I am trying to upgrade from ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04 but i am encountering following errors... please help. " Could not calculate the upgrade An unresolvable problem occurred while calculating the ...
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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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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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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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working significantly so slow

my system is taking some time (around 10 minutes or more) to start. while checking system, there is no function which eating up my resources, but still its slow to start and also takes a while to ...
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What must be done after rescuing kernel panic

I had used GtkOrphan app to remove unused packages on Ubuntu 12.10, however I accepted to delete all the listed packages that it had offered and it caused a kernel panic because I didn't noticed that ...
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Tools windows from system settings are visually messed up. 13.10

I use messed up because it's hard to describe, check out this image for what I mean: Each option in my system settings has the background removed like that. Also if you notice the top bar is big ...
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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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Does VirtualBox permanently affect performance?

I would like to install VirtualBox as an Ubuntu testing environment. Must I permanently sacrifice system resources such as RAM? Or only when the environment is running?
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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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Install Ubuntu on new Acer AspireV5-123-3659

When I start with bootable usb flash drive, Ubuntu starts, I press install, and a few seconds later it jams. Have tried different media, different versions of Ubuntu. Help please!
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After installing Ubuntu I get a black screen and a blinking curso [duplicate]

I have a laptop, 2 gig AMD Turion 64 x2 , 3 gigs ram, 120 gig HD. I have tried installing Ubuntu from a DVD made from the downloaded ISO file, also from a USB made by a friend who recommended ...
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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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Change location of system menu indicatior to left.

I want to change location of that system menu indicator which is on the extreme right side to extreme left side of status bar. Here is the sample: How can i do this ?
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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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Serious system problem [duplicate]

E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-security_restricted_i18n_Translation-en, E:The package lists or ...
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Error: No root file system on brand new computer [duplicate]

Just built my first computer from scratch and started to install Ubuntu but on the "Installation Type" page, I got an error message that reads "No root file system is defined. Please correct from the ...
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How can I access system mail in /var/mail/ via thunderbird?

I've got cron jobs sending mail to my user at /var/mail. I know how to access that at the command line with the mail command. But, while a big command line fan, I do not like reading mail (even system ...
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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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Package system broken after attempting e18 compile [duplicate]

I recently came across a problem and can't seem to find a solution in any forums. I recently attempted to compile enlightenment e18 from source. As I went along I took care of any dependencies that ...
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How to Fix “Read-only file system” error when I run something as sudo and try to make a folder/file?

When I try to save something or rename a file/folder it say this error " Read-only file system" or run something as root in the terminal it say this error sudo: unable to open /var/lib/sudo/"My User ...
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How to know the Hardware encryption capabilities of a system

Assuming that I don't know on witch system I am (via a remote ssh connection for example and may be on boards powered by an amd thunderbird or an arm processor or the latest intel xeon ... or maybe ...
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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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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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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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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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Why doesn't Ubuntu use YaST?

openSUSE is known by it's YaST control center, a powerful tool that centralizes all the system configurations. It makes it a lot simpler to configure the system, why doesn't Ubuntu make use of such a ...
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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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Ubuntu is not recognizing my keyboard

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my LG laptop with Windows Vista with 2MB ram. I do not know what I did wrong but the keyboard is not working so I cannot log in for internet and or anything else. Do I ...
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How do I get my system/ applications to start normally, and switch between OS's?

When I go through the normal steps to switch between my OS's, Ubuntu automatically starts up, when before I had the option of choosing my OS(Windows 7 / Ubuntu) when I started my computer up. I press ...
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Int system call and 'int' within C syntax

I'm learning about kernels and I was curious if the int system call(in our case, in Linux) has any connection with the declaration of an integer in C and C-based languages. int n; Is an integer ...
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How to compile the source code of the operating system

How to compile the source code of the operating system, for example, Ubuntu, just want to ask how to compile it into a form such that I can then alert it to boot and install, I want to try it and when ...
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MAlWARE on computer [closed]

I'm inexperienced on computers, but am sure that some type of Malware is on the computer. I went to the Ubuntu site and tried to install to install protection with the suggested site of: ...