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How can I troubleshoot my system freezing just before restart?

Kubuntu 14.04 on a new computer. GPU is R9 280x in case it's relevant. Sometimes (not every time) when I restart in order to switch to Windows, Kubuntu seems to hang. There's a black screen. I am ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes on wakeup from suspend mode

I am new to ubuntu and i have checked some of the previous questions but it seems everyone is having nvidia graphic card. I have a Dell inspiron with AMD Radeon HD 8800M and after my laptop wakes up ...
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will my files still remain after OS replace install option?

I'd like to try the replace OS option of install....can my files (downloads etc) etc remain intact with this option post installation?
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Can't change Software & Updates and User Accounts in System Settings

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. I can't change any settings in System Settings > Software & Updates and System Settings > User Accounts (can't unlock). I've try to search for other posts with same ...
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RecomendedBest settings for update manager in ubuntu 14.04.1

I am using ubuntu 14.04.1 lts. I want to know about the best and recomended settings for software update. I am asking this because it is not posiible for me to update my software daily. Because I am ...
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Ubuntu Mint and Bios time [closed]

I have been working with Freegeek here in Portland with three systems I have recently purchased - one laptop (this very DELL 1400 Vostro) and two desktop towers (one of which is also a Dell Vostro 200 ...
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error screens, windows flashing and resizing, unable to connect to Internet

I don't know what happened. I was downloading Dropbox and my daughter shut the screen of my laptop on me. I tried to open ubuntu back up and was met with a black log screen with errors. Then I got to ...
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Wiping System and Starting Again [duplicate]

I have downloaded a bad version of wine and so my applications no longer work. I am finding it hard to locate all the programs that I downloaded using it and thought that it would be easier to just ...
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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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Help with OS Issue Ubuntu 14.02

My OS has started Hiccuping since it came back from a system resume after I loaded Blender application into Ubuntu. It seems to only affect the video, but it is irritating and also my Systems ...
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GTX 580 Your system is running in low graphics mode

I couldn't really understand any of the other threads with this name, and I really want help with it, so I'm sorry about the duplicate. After I installed Ubuntu 12.10 64bit it ran smoothly for a ...
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How to give a password to ubuntu user, which password recommendation does not pass?

When you install ubuntu you can input password for user account which even if are weak or un-recommended are allowed. But when from the command prompt if you type passwd it gives ratings on strength ...
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computer does not start

I'm using ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and everything works fine from the day I installed it. Now when I am trying to start my computer, the screen is continuously stuck with so many messages like this: ...
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Lengthy Install

I am installing Linux Ubuntu 14.4 tonight and it has been installing for almost 3 hours. The spinning wheel is going round and round and the page it is on shows some of the features in Ubuntu. I did ...
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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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Machine Check Exception CPU Error

I got a Machine Check Exception error earlier, Does this mean my CPU is corrupt? What is the problem here? I keep getting this error randomly and the system shuts off.
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Install stalls at “Configuring bcmwl-kernel-source (i386)” on an old Pentium M system

Install stalls at "Configuring bcmwl-kernel-source (i386). I tried 3 times fails at place. I am loading Ubuntu on an old WinXP Pro system. The system is a Dell Inspiron 2200. It has a Pentium M ...
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Ungraceful shutdown (hard-drive spinning while powered off)

Most times (not always) during shutdown of my kubuntu laptop, the hard drive make a noise as if it was powered off without warning. How can I ensure the system waits until everything is ok before it ...
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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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unknown error: class system error for ubuntu 14.04

I have tried everything but still not working. this start when i tried installing Google chrome but I have fix it and now my problem is this: E: Malformed line 2 in source list ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 won't allow me to change file permissions. Fresh install

I just freshly installed Ubuntu 13.10 and made myself an admin account. I had a problem with closing my laptop and the system suspending so I went into change the /etc/systemd/logind.conf to change ...
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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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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 [duplicate]

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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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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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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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 ...