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xfonts installation failed and apt compromised

I started the installation of all the xfonts packages on my Ubuntu 14.04.1 system with sudo apt-get install xfonts-* While extracting a package (one of the hundreds of the list), the system got ...
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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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Reinstalling Grub - shows no volume groups found, how do you fix this?

I have a full backup which I had restored onto a new built system on Ubuntu 12.04 The backup did not include /dev /proc /sys folders. Upon rebooting, the grub show the following errors error: no ...
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Sound changed to muted on boot-up?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my iBook G4 and every time i reboot the volume is changed to mute and i have to turn it up again. How can i make it so it automatically unmutes before lightdm and ...
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How can I distribute mandatory settings (system and LibreOffice settings)?

I'm a Linux sysadmin and I maintain 100 Ubuntu desktops. We're about to upgrade to 12.04, but before we can do that we have to make Ubuntu PCI complaint. Meaning we have to lock some mandatory ...
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CPU number differs in 'About this computer' and /cpu/cpuinfo

Question: I'd like to ask what may cause that there are two different informations about the number of processors. See the reports below. System dialog: If open the System settings/Details tab ...
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How can I restore system files that were accidentally deleted in /usr/share and /var/lib/dpkg?

So ya, earlier today I accidentally ran a rm -rf /usr/share and let it run for about 15 seconds. And then in trying to fix the error I went ahead and uninstalled all of my desktops and a bunch of ...
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15.04 GUI icons (Buttons) not responding to mouse over

I've recently installed updates and they broke my GUI... :( problem is that I don't know what did it.. Here is what is happening: When I mouse over an icon in the tray, it doesn't light up like it ...
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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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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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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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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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Installing Ubuntu Desktop without a Desktop Environment?

Background I have put together my own desktop environment in Arch Linux, and I'm interested in setting up Ubuntu with the same environment. One way to do this is by installing Ubuntu Server and then ...
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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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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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/casper/vmlinuz:f ile not found

I get this error /capser/vmlinuz: file not found when I try to install Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS using the iso file on my Windows 7 PC. Can someone help with a solution to this issue.
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Cannot use Persistent Mode through USB

I recent broke my Hard-drive, so the only way I can use my PC is through the USB, but when I tried going into the persistent mode, all I get is a white screen. It works on Live mode but not ...
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Mounting 2nd Hard Drive (Win7)

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on my internal hard drive and I’m tiring to mount a 2nd internal to recover data off it. It has Win7 Home installed on it. I am having problems mounting it. What is the ...
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Cannot access local variables using systemtap

I am just getting started using systemtap. On my 64bit Ubuntu 13.04 system, I installed systemtap and dependencies + systemtap-doc and elfutils then added the ddep repository to my apt/sources.list ...
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system log not perpetually scrolling?

rsystemlogd is installed - when running - then system log is scrolling too with kernel.log and logging of eth0. Now it happens that system log is not scrolling despite of that rsystemlogd is still ...
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I have no sound in my computer

The sound card seems disabled. How can I fix it? I reinstalled my system but when I wanted to watch some videos, there was images but no sound. I hope you can help me. Thank you in advance. Phil.
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ubuntu 14.04 not going past loading screen

I am trying to install Ubuntu on my ASUS laptop running Windows 8.1 but I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8.1 but when I try to install it stucks on loading screen I checked md5sum and it ...
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what is status “ fsnotify_mark_destroy ” in wait channel?

Recently Iam seeing lot of "fsnotify_mark_destroy" as the wchan state for process .May I know more details on this status
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unable to open time and system settings in ubuntu 15.04

i am unable to open system settings and change time in ubuntu 15.04 on clicking on system settings nothing happens same on time i have changed the brightness setting registry earlier as they were ...
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installation of ubutu on ma amd machine

I have a problem with the installation of ubuntu. firstly here is my system configuration. processor : AMD A6-6310 APU with AMD Radeon R4 graphics 1.8 GHz RAM : 4GB 64-bit operating system. I have ...
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Unattended installation using kickstart and preseed gives blank screen

I have build my own custom image of ubuntu server 14.04.2 for an unattended installation using kickstart and preseeding, and it all looks good, but when the installation finishes it gives me nothing ...
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Re-master Ubuntu 14.04 CD failures

I am trying to re-master the Ubuntu 14.04 CD on the i386 architecture. I have the InstallCDcustomization from Ubuntu documentation. This is my 4th attempt to burn a CD from the .iso generated and I ...
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The system hangs sometimes for several seconds

Sometimes (like once per several hours), my Ubuntu 15.04 hangs for seconds. Even mouse stops to respond. When this happens my System Load Indicator shows this cpu graph: I didn't notice any ...
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system freezes up but i can still move mouse

Sometimes the system will randomly freeze up and all i can do is move the mouse.I looked at several websites and a lot of them suggest pressing alt f1 or alt 1 or something like that, but the keyboard ...
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Get Systemtap to work on 14.04

I'm trying to get systemtap to work on 14.04. So far I've had very little success: I couldn't find debug symbols for the kernel version for trusty. I ended up installing utopic's kernel (*-38), and ...
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How can I repair the system management from the recovery menu

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed on an Acer AO756. I cannot run Ubuntu in normal mode under mains power alone. If I try to do so the computer shuts itself down after a few seconds. The only stable ...
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System command QML runs only in Desktop Kit

Following another thread Run system commands from QML App, I wrote a program that calls command arecord. I only replaced some lines in Main.qml: ... onClicked: { var lista1 = ...
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14.04 add wine tray to upper panel

need solution how to add active wine apps tray to my upper panel on Ubuntu 14.04, because now, they're not showing anywhere at all. Help ;-)
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...