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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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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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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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Change notification email subject - Nagios

Anyone can give an idea about, how can I change my Nagios email alert subject? I have google for sometime and every result says to change the command(notify-host-by-email) definition in commands.cfg ...
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Why can I not use the CAPS LOCK key when typing in my system's GUI?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and recently (after changing my password) the caps lock has suddenly not been working, now, I haven't yet noticed whether or not it is for everything ...
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No taskbar, tty incorrect login

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04. I've just installed libfolks25 and it had to restart a few services to complete installation. Once it restarted and rebooted the system, the taskbar and Unity sidebar have now ...
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start on ( condition ) in file /etc/init/rc-sysinit.conf

I am actually trying to add a boot options to start only the filesystem or start it with the static-network-up based on some system settings. We have a standard installation for multiple types of ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I share file on adhoc network?

I've installed vsftpd and samba after that I created an adhoc connectivity on the Ubuntu. Then i got 10.42.0.1 as the host IP. I connect my mac to the Ubuntu adhoc. And when I open ftp://10.42.0.1 ...
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Why does ubuntu seem to be running in safe mode?

New to linux. finally got ubuntu 15.10 installed but after lots of screen flickering and many restarts the desktop only seems to be running in some sort of safe mode.Can anyone suggest how to diagnose ...
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System Testing doesn't work

My OS is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I have a HP Pavilion dv6500. Every time I launch System Testing, it breaks after an hour of use (I cannot precisely tell in which test it breaks). It restarts my PC and ...
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Google Chrome Crawl/system hog on Ubuntu 15.10 desktop

I finally upgraded my desktop to 15.10 from 15.04 during Nov '15 with excitement only to be continuously disappointed as Google Chrome seems to 'hog' the system, make browsing really slow* with ...
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Linux Syscalls mechanism - exit function

I am trying to understand linux syscalls mechanism. I am reading a book and it in the book it says that exit function look like that(with gdb): mov $0x0,%ebx mov $0x1,%eax 80 int $0x80 I understand ...
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System hangs frequently Ubuntu 14.04

I am using a Sony VAIO VPCCB35FN with 500 GB HDD, 4GB RAM, I5 processor and 1GB AMD RADEON Graphics card. I was dual booting my system with windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I recently removed Windows and ...
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how to delete a file using its inode number in busybox?

while doing a random compilation I created a file that has unreadable character as its file name so, I want to remove it using its inode number. I got some options in the internet but they don't work ...
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Suspicous activity cause huge syslog file(over 200G)

I installed a ubuntu 15.10 a few days ago. Two things are running on the ubuntu machine. The first one is "Desktop Sharing", and I use VNC on mac to control the ubuntu machine through IP address. ...
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System requirements for Ubuntu 12.04 with gnome DE

I just installed Gnome Desktop environment on my ubuntu 12.04 to make my computer run faster. Of course,the computer got faster but not as much as I expected. I've : Intel celeron 2.8ghz DDR3 2GB ...
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Ubuntu wont load from USB

I made a live USB from ubuntu and I'm using it as persistant. My problem is the when I plug the USB to the port it will take hours to load after I boot from USB. Why does it take too long to load the ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu 15.10 error

Hi guys this morning i tryed to upgrade my system, from Ubuntu 14.04, but I can't complete the operation because I found this error, can someone help me? The upgrade has aborted. Your system could be ...
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Lightdm will not install, whole system broken

I installed Lubuntu the other day and all was great until I exited i3 and the screen was black with a little white line (like a terminal but typing commands didn't work). All that happens now is the ...
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How to install Docker on Ubuntu and make usability explanation Docker?

I want to install docker in my ubuntu system, What is the use of Docker? How do I install it? And how to use the Docker in ubuntu? I've read and read in ...
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How to boot ubuntu amd64 in BIOS?

I want to install ubuntu amd64 in my 64 bit pc using BIOS firmware. Remember I have BIOS not UEFI firmware. Is latest ubuntu oses boots in BIOS also? Please reply asap.
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Update indicates problem with Installation

During update via terminal I received a message indicating that the installation was broken and that I should run 'this' command but it went by so quickly I couldn't catch it. Yahoo mail doesn't work ...
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How to change the default bluetooth and sound settings on startup?

Every-time I power-on my laptop my bluetooth device is on and my system sound is muted. Somehow settings are not saved when I shut down the computer. How do I fix this?
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Missing system settings and apt-get gives package dependencies not resolved error

Whenever I was trying to install a third party software like OpenJDK,sudo apt-get gave package dependencies not resolved error. So by reading one of the answers on askUbuntu I tried aptitude package ...
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automatically put enter after any paste

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and Glipper, every time I try to paste some text, automatically put enter(break) in the end of it, why this happened and how can I resolve this annoy problem.
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Auto proxy changer

I have a list of proxies and I want my computer running Ubuntu 15.04 every time check the list and find the very first available and automatically switches system proxy and of course if it removes ...
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Ubuntu launcher malfunction

When I push the Windows key on keyboard,the Ubuntu launcher panel doesn't show,neither when I click the icon. So is there some ways to solve this problem ? Thank you !
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v 14.04 LTS - GIF - Total system Crash

So all I'm doing is viewing my GIF collection in Image Viewer, and then out of the blue, the screen freezes and then everything fails: The screen displays "There is no Video input". However the ...
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What could be causing the system to crash?

Originally the title for this question was: Could my USB3 SSD be causing my system to crash? But then I realized that all three times that linux has crashed this week, I was working in Firefox. So I ...
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Unable to copy folder to usb when in recovery mode - “Read only file system”

I want to copy the folders in documents in usb but I cant open my terminal I tried this code cp -R /home/topher/Documents /mnt/ but it says cp: cannot creat directory /mnt/Documents : read only ...
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Problem on booting up the system

When I boot up my system it takes a long time and eventually comes up with the following message:- Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check ...
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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 ...