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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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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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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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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 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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What Ubuntu should I use for headless operation?

I am working on an application that needs to start as soon as the computer powers on but I also need a full Ubuntu distribution for application development and maintenance. The custom X86 computer ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stuck at GRUB rescue screen

I had installed Xubuntu 12.04.1 i386-desktop on my Dell Inspiron 1501. But it would not Shutdown my system, getting stuck at the ubuntu logoff screen. So i decided to remove that version & install ...
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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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I have not permissions to copy to external hard drives

Now I am using Ubuntu 14.04.I want to copy my documents and my datas to external hard drive.But I cannot copy because of permission.My hard drive is formated in ext2.How do I get permissions for my ...
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How to change Details in System Settings

I want to make my own linux distribution based on Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to know how can I change the logo picture with Ubuntu in System Settings >> Details >> Overview.
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Problems when updating Ubuntu

I get errors with libGL and fbConfig after every-day system update. It seems that update are erasing some Nvidia-drivers file, cuz I'm getting problem with some Qt project where I use graphic. But ...
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How to solve from “System problem detected” message

I installed ubuntu in my laptop . When i switch on my laptop ,My system shows System problem detected message, But system working well. so what is this means, how to recover my system from this error? ...
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Freeze of the system after the upgrade to Ubuntu 14

Dear Linux/Ubuntu experts, I'm adminstrating machines with Ubuntu installed. After the machine is upgraded to Ubuntu 14, I get complains that machine is freezing completely from time to time. The ...
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Report System Error

Whenever Ubuntu is loaded, I am faced with a report system error. I click report, the window disappears and then reloads. I click report again, and it goes away for good, but that is it. No error is ...
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hardware info of computers in a lan

Need your support for a simple problem. I need to know all the hardware info of the computers connected to my LAN. Is there any way to do that via LAN, without having to ssh to each system?
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Lubuntu 14.04 freezes when on Standby and no reaction

When hitting Standby, the system does not go into Standby mode, fans still operating. After this also run down (off) is not possible, only Abort possible. This returns the normal User screen and WLAN ...
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Upstart: how to set init-wide environment?

How to define environment variable for /sbin/init process? So that it will be inherited by all processes in system.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to turn off/modify ubuntu's EQ?

I'm a fairly new Ubuntu user, and whilst listening to music (using new/tested headphones) throughout the entire system,I've realized that the whole system's "EQ" sounds horrid when it comes to treble ...
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Changing text of system menus

How would that be possible? Like changing text on "Log in" button to something like "vafeles" or changing control panel options to something obscure like "laikaverķis"?
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issues after cleaning out old kernels and system update resulting in latest update 3.13.0-30-generic

I just had an issue running system update (not enough space on /boot). So I found a solution on askubuntu suggesting that I free up space by deleting old kernels. So just to play it safe I only ...
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How does one choose between Windows 8.1. and Ubuntu at startup if the two are on different hard drives?

I am running Windows 8.1. and have just installed a second hard drive on which I have installed Ubuntu. Now when I switch the machine on, it boots to Ubuntu but how can I use the two operating ...
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disable access to System Configuration

I'm looking for a way to disable access to System Configuration for users in Ubuntu 12.04, specifically I'm trying to disable the access to sound configuration. Is there any way to do that? I've ...
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Ubuntu process monitoring - using a cluster graph

Good evening, I am looking for a way to monitor running processes in the form of a cluster graph. In other words, a method for me to visualize all processes and their dependencies. Even if there is a ...
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Apple Pismo G3 preparing a bootable disk

Can someone explain to me how to make a bootable disk where I can load XBUNTU PPC ON MY MAC G3 PISMO. Forget the bootable USB stick, not possible on this computer. I have external firewire drives. You ...
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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 ...