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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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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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system policy prevents unlocking or controlling the mobile broadband device?

Keep getting this pop-up requiring me to enter my password when I have Modem Manager GUI open. It happens every 5 mins, as long as Modem Manager is open. How do i change my system policy to allow the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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system program problem

I am having a trouble with my Ubuntu 14.04, it worked perfectly till four days ago. now when I open it, it logs normally in the beggining, with the "checking media [fail]" but then after the purple ...
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Missing MSDM file

I have a dual booting system and want to read Windows 8 License Key from Ubuntu side. I know it should be in /sys/firmware/acpi/tables/MSDM file. But getting list by sudo ls /sys/firmware/acpi/tables ...
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System Issue(s) with my Trusty Tahr MacBook

I'm having a very odd issue (or possibly issues) with my Trusty MacBook. Let me give you as much info as I can: I am running 32bit 14.04 Ubuntu on an older Intel MacBook (if an exact model is needed ...
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Cant login in to Ubuntu with “net use” even though can ping Ubuntu computer

I'm trying to log in to a server with Ubuntu from a command shell on my windows 7 laptop by typing net use Y: \170.212.71.135\serverName password /USER:username /yes I get the following error ...
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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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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 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 ...