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Which system calls are called when file is updated from gedit? [duplicate]

If any file is updated using gedit then internally which system calls are called or which algos are called ?? What is the way of getting that list of operations occurred when file is updated from ...
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kde configuration in Kubuntu 15

I can't figure out how to get system settings to allow me to change the splash screen or "look and feel" modules. There's not "download new theme" or equivalent box to click on. What am I doing wrong? ...
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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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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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How to get the Software Center working without reinstalling Ubuntu 14.04? [closed]

My PC has been on Ubuntu 14.04 for many months. Suddenly I noticed it was taking much longer to boot and, after it did boot, I got the message "System problem detected". At top on the right there was ...
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How to make my proxy settings change depending on the network I connect to?

My company's corporate network requires me to set a network proxy to access the net, but when I am anywhere else, I don't need it. The proxy settings in Ubuntu (System -> Preferences -> Proxy server) ...
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1st install just leaves a background screen!

Just installed Ubuntu for the 1st time (ever!) on a Tosh Satellite L450D laptop - changing from Windows 7. Initial issues with Disk partitions overcome - I did a complete install from CD. Asked me to ...
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Do I have to download kernel?

I have Ubuntu 14 .. Do I have to download the kernel for this version ? And what kernel version is suitable for that? What is the need for kernel ? What is the function of the kernel in Ubuntu ?
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Ubuntu 14.04 randomly freezing [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running on a Thinkpad T440 with Intel Core i5 Vpro 4gb with Intel Haswell graphics but it is randomly freezing with no reason. Recently I didn't have made any big change on the ...
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how make bootable usb flashdrive of Xubuntu to later be burned to a cd

I am extremely new to Lenux and flavors. Have old laptop with win/xp sp3. Want a light wieght operating system Xubuntu to run on it. I have a 7gb actually 7.45gb on a flashdrive and need to know how ...
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ubuntu 14.04.2, full system freeze

I am trying to run Steam on Ubuntu 14.04.2 and I was installing a fairly big program so I switched from my wireless attachment on my Desktop to LAN. After I plugged in the 2 LAN cords my whole system ...
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Ubuntu hard reboot. Failed to power

I was told to do a hard reboot on my ubuntu 14.04.2 Ubuntu Desktop. Once i did it didn't turn completely back on. So i got prepared to run fsck, So i put in the recovery disk and rebooted my computer ...
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Cannot start system after deleting password file

I wiped out the password file in root folder with the cat command, I tried to restart the system, but no longer works. What can or should I do? I learn well from mistakes, I have tried recovery mode ...
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Sound not working on HP notebook

Since yesterday my laptop will not play music or videos on YouTube, and if it plays them at all, the videos are without any sound. Besides which, it stays stuck out of nowhere with any webpage I open. ...
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Error during installation gem 5 in full system mode

On giving the command below in gem5 directory **build/ARM/gem5.opt configs/example/fs.py --disk-image=/home/pradnya/full_system_images/aarch-system-2014-10/disks/aarch64-ubuntu-trusty-headless.img** ...
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Convert NTFS TO FAT file system

How I change NTFS file system to FAT or MS-DOS file system without losing my data using Linux Commands?
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What version of Ubuntu will work the best with Packard bell dot net book [duplicate]

I have been using linux on and off for a while now but I keep on going back to Windows due to the linux operating systems performing very slow, takes time to open any windows takes longer to open ...
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Need System Settings Icon back on Launcher

So plain and simple. I've never uses Ubuntu in my life. I was playing around with the launcher shortcuts on the left side of my window, and I decided to "unlock system settings" from the launcher. How ...
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Will my laptop be able to install ubuntu? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu as my main OS, but I'm worried that it will not work and mess up my laptop. Here are my specs: Also, I want to know if this will mess up things like wifi and speakers.
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Can't access ubuntu after creating dual boot [duplicate]

I've been pulling my hair out the past couple of days trying to access my installed Ubuntu. Here is what happened: I wanted to create a dual boot of windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04. So I downloaded an ...
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System programming in Ubuntu

I'd like to get into Ubuntu systems programming; to be specific - developing and debugging device drivers. However, I'm not sure about how to get started, even though I have prior experience ...
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Error when attempting to update Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.When I attempt to update: sudo apt-get install -f I see this error: kg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe) Examining /etc/kernel/postrm.d . ...
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Slow Ubuntu desktop

I'm new for linux, but I had some occasion to use different versions of it on other PCs or live-CD on my own PC. Yesterday I decided to normally install Ubuntu on my desktop computer after several ...
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Problem booting to Ubuntu and Windows 7

I clean installed Windows 7, and installed Ubuntu 14.04 afterwards. Rebooted, then booted straight to Ubuntu. Used Bootable Windows 7 USB and fixed the MBR in command prompt. Then rebooted and it ...
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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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Terminal (Ctrl+alt+F1-6) text colour

Is it possible to change the default foreground text coulour in the F1-F6 Terminals or the machines bios colour. I Love Green on Black and change it in the konsole/uxterm/Term ect as soon as I install ...
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System program problem detected - susres.2015-03-17_13:58:24.356479.uploaded

Last thing I installed is Skype. Last night I turned off my PC and when I started it there was a pop-up screen with system problem. I opened crash and I don't know what is the problem and how to fix ...
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Difference between Ubuntu and Scientific Linux?

What are the differences between Ubuntu and Scientific Linux? Is there any major advantage in using Scientific Linux over Ubuntu particularly in the case of numerical computing or any other fields?
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Ubuntu cannot enter desktop

My Ubuntu only allowed guest login to desktop.Once I login to System as user ,It jump to login interface again and very quick.
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Can system event sounds be assigned in Ubuntu 14.04, rather than the default system sounds?

I was wondering if there is a way to use custom system event sounds in Ubuntu 14.04? The only settings available in the System Settings → Sounds tab is the default theme. If so, must this be ...
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Ubuntu studio freeze when starting the system [duplicate]

i would to ask that question: why freeze my ubuntu studio when system starting ? anyway ubuntu studio is great i love it only then freeze, and I dont know why ? EDIT from comments (paraphrased): I ...
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VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration

When I start Ubuntu in my Virtual box, I get VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available on my system. I'm using an HP Envy TS 17 notebook PC. Would someone please help me understand what I ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...