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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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How to set global System Settings that can apply to all new added users.

To say specifically, I mean preferences that can be configured in System Settings. How to make them apply to each new user account I create?
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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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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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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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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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64-bit Ubuntu Runs very slow

I recently replaced my 32-bit 12.04-LTS by 64-bit 13.04, but the 64-bit version runs VERY slow on my current computer (compared with the speed when I run 32-bit). Here is the info of the hardware: ...
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Suspend or hibernate Ubuntu running from an external USB Hard drive (or flash drive)?

I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed on a external USB hard drive and I have been using it without any major issues in different computers. However, I recently was working on something important and decided ...
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Ubuntu freeze, google chrome closed unexpectedly and systems logout unexpectedly?

kernel image 3.2.0-38-generic-pae Partition Table \boot Extended swap \root \home I have read the solution about system freezes; but the solution doesn't answer me why this happens. And I have to wait ...
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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 window randomly stop drawing

After using Ubuntu for a while, application windows will begin to stop drawing. The application will continue to run (if I'm using keyboard shortcuts, the application exhibits normal behavior, like ...
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System files lockdown

I'm thinking of reinstalling Lubuntu and want to make sure that system changes are not made permanently until I choose to dump it to disk. This is so I never have to reinstall and can try programs to ...
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how to automatically clean dhcpd.leases?

I'm using isc-dhcpd under Ubuntu and I'm looking for a clean and secure way to "purge" the leases that are expired. Is there a way with dhcpd.conf ? or with a script ? Is there any risks to do that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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cubiebord 2 and ubuntu?

hi i need some help with the cubiebord 2 and ubuntu . i want to buy one an i would like to know some things : - can i make it a ubuntu server ? - i want to use it to instal any operating linux ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a rebuilt PC without any operating system: no success

I want to use Ubuntu on my rebuilt system --- new HD, new motherboard, new power unit, old case, and old optical drive. All seem to work well but I'm not sure whether I need a preformatted Ubuntu ...
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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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What do I need to get basic system audio on 12.04 LTS?

I have no system sounds and I cannot listen to any audio from any thing like Youtube videos, etc. I just need sound out of the system speaker.
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How to install ubuntu 13.10 in new partition with windows 7 installed

I have a system with windows 7 already installed. I have created a new partition on my hard drive that i want to install ubuntu in. when i select the something else option on the install menu, i am ...
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Mouse problem, disappears

My new ubuntu 13.10 has a problem. The cursor frequently disappears and then reappears a few inches later. Any "pointers"? I am on a system76 galago, using the trackpad. I have looked all over the ...
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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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How to get system call numbers in Ubuntu 12.04

I am reading the book Operating System Concepts. On page number 94 (in 8th edition), the author talks about system call numbers, and gives the location of the file where we can get this number: ...
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system repair (12.04, 64 bit)

my friend is running ubuntu 12.04 (precise), 64bit-version, on her laptop. Unfortunately she skipped some of the automated updates or stopped them somehow, so that the internet doesn't function ...
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Cant see my garbage

Hi guys I've a problem with my system because i cant see my garbage every time i delete someting would really appreciate if you guys could help me out. Cheerz
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My Ubuntu 12.04 file system are corrupted

My File system has corrupted and my Ubuntu 12.04 never boot, and I tried to fix it by Live CD, and nothing happen.
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In system information, SMBus is marked red

From system information, I found something which was boxed and written in red. I copied the lines below. Is it a problem? Because, my Ralink RT3290 wireless card is not working and it is also ...
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How to auto-run a script each time a Global Keyboard Shortcut is used in Ubuntu?

I don't want to reassign the Global Keyboard Shortcut keys. They should be doing their what they were meant to do. But in addition to that, I would like a bash script to run every time the particular ...
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Running gnome system tools

I'm a sporadic Linux user, but haven't used Ubuntu for some years until a hard disk crash on my Windows laptop forced me into running Ubuntu off USB/DVD. I love the new appearance, but as ever the ...
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about Ubuntu “System Testing”

I have a question. I want to do a full hardware diagnostic on my PC and test every piece of hardware possible. So I was wondering what hardware components does 'System Testing' app cover. Are all ...
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System loading error

I have installed both ubuntu12.04 and win7 on my computer, but there is a problem, sometimes after using ubuntu, when I want to restart my computer, it can't load bootloader correctly, so I have to ...
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Stuck at flickering - “Stopping System V runlevel compatibility”

I'm new to Linux. So I have an Acer Aspire 5000, downloaded and ran wubi for an install of Ubuntu 12.04.3...I have Windows 7 Ultimate Edition running constantly in safe mode (my choice), and after it ...
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espeak stopped working

I am executing an infinite loop application in which I am using the espeak utility to produce audio output. It works really fine for an hour, but after this it stops working, and also does not produce ...
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How do I edit the System Settings icons

How do I hide or remove icons in the system settings app. I am looking to do this because I need to remove the GUI to edit parts of my Ubuntu machine.
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my OS responds slowly after log in

I have done this installation before, but this time...after logging in and working....things are not as responsive as before. It is slightly slow when it comes to opening files and browsing..etc. Is ...
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How to enable a program to show up on start menu?

I was trying to change my startup applications and when I type "start" in the start menu "startup applications" was not showing up. If any other person have the same problem open "main menu" with ...
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Boot sometimes hang in single OS Ubuntu 13.04

When I turn on the laptop, until a desktop interface appeared yet, it sometimes hang (freeze) or system not respond to start-up. Recently, I boot my laptop, but the screen won't turn on. However, my ...
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Internal error and crash then ubuntu get blocked and I have to restart…system very slow

I'm new with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have an internal error: Executablepath usr\lib\gnone-disk-utility\gda-notification-daemon Package gnome-disck-utility3.0.2ubuntu7 Problem crash Title ...
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How can i fix my video driver?

I'm a noob to Linux software and I started getting annoyed with the fact that I couldn't suspend my system without it blacking out on me when I woke it back up. In an effort to solve the problem, I ...
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12.10 shows 'System program problem' and sometimes hangs

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit on a Dell 3520 Inspiron. A window pops up quite frequently telling me a system program problem has been detected. Sometimes the pc hangs and the only way ...