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FTP connection problems in Nautilus

I have no trouble connecting to my FTP server by going to Places->Connect to server... I can then browse the FTP site to my heart's content with Nautilus for a few minutes. After a few minutes of ...
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How to determine what happened and locate the problem when my system freezes?

Hello I had some freezes with my desktop. It is Lucid 10.04 on a Lenovo 3000 N200. System freezes completely. How can I locate the problem?
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Can I simulate a slow hard drive?

I have hunch that a certain intermittent bug might only manifest itself when there is a slow disk read rate. Troubleshooting is difficult because I can't reliably reproduce it. Short of simply ...
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Ubuntu won't suspend anymore, but it did upon install

I fresh installed Ubuntu 10.10 back when it came out, and my laptop was suspending fine. All of a sudden, I can't get my laptop to suspend anymore. It's an HP Pavilion dv2-1110, but I don't think it's ...
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Kernel Panic Troubleshooting For Dummies

I have made Ubuntu my primary OS since 10.04, and I have converted many of my friends and neighbors into Ubuntu users since then. I am the fix-it guy they approach when they encounter problems. The ...
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Diagnose brightness control [closed]

Brightness control on my laptop does not work, how can I diagnose if it's unsupported, or a bug? And if it is a bug, what do I include in the bug report? UPDATE Thank you for all the responses, ...
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How can I find out which programs have modified a file over some period of time?

I'd like to better understand which programs are modifying a specific file1 during a reboot. Can I set something up to log this kind of information? Polling for which processes currently have the ...
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Internal microphone not working

I have an internal microphone in my laptop. I think it uses Intel High Definition Audio. But I can't get it to work with Ubuntu. It doesn't work with either the Sound Recorder or Skype. On the Input ...
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Changing brightness on a Sony Vaio laptop

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 on a Sony Vaio laptop. The brightness functions keys don't change the brightness. When I try to change the brightness I can see the levels going up and down in the ...
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Laptop Brightness Problem on Toshiba Portege R705-P35

Basic Specs: Toshiba Portege R705-P35 13.1" screen Intel HD Graphics 4 GB RAM, Core i3 2.4 GHz Dual Boot Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows 7 (using grub bootloader) Basically, Ubuntu recognizes me ...
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How can I type the “at” @ symbol on a Spanish keyboard?

I just finished installing Ubuntu on my AMD Athlon, but I cannot type the "at" sign. I'm from Peru and my Keyboard is Spanish. I have tried using Alt+64, Ctrl+Alt+2, Ctrl+Alt+Q, but nothing happens. ...
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Why does sound stop working after a while?

I don't know how to reproduce this problem, because I don't regularly play music or sound. All I know is that, sometimes, I'll load a video (from youtube or from a local file) and there will be no ...
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How do you diagnose constant crashing issues?

My recent installation 10.10 on my laptop keeps freezing/crashing on start-up after working perfectly for one day. The system just freezes, like a screnshot, and a restart is required. It happens ...
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How can I prevent myself from getting logged out automatically in a multi-user setup?

I am using my machine with multiple accounts logged in at the same time. I am using KDM desktop manager and KDE desktop. Ever since I upgraded to Karmic, when using one user the second user, who is ...
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Clock running too fast

I'm currently (for some days now) having the problem, that my Ubuntu clock runs to fast. and by to fast I mean like: last time I adjusted it was at 4 PM, now (10:25 PM) it shows 10:57 PM ! Any ideas ...
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Chromium doesn't work

My chromium browser doesn't work for some reason. What I mean by that is that it doesn't even start up when I click on chromium icon or choose chromium from applications menu. What might be the ...
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How to troubleshoot/bug report a problem that only appears right after startup?

Recently the network manager applet has been crashing immediately after startup and only at startup. It remains stable throughout the rest of the day. How would I begin to discover what the issue is? ...
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Sound applet disappeared and won't come back

Recently (I don't don't know when, might have been after and update) the sound indicator disappeared from my panel, in addition I haven't been getting any sound either. I tried installing the ...
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What should I do when I see blank screen?

i was installing an application using ubuntu software center and screen went blank i waited a while but nothing appearing no desktop so pretty much expected result is that i rebooted manually please ...
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Why is start menu button not showing up?

why ubuntu start button not showing up in ubuntu 11.10; While upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10 it throwed me upgrade not successful, but i'm able to login as 11.10, now that i see there is no ubuntu start ...
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Strange sound artifacts when using Firefox while music is played

I listen to music using Rhythmbox. Meanwhile I browse web with Firefox. When a page is loading, I switch tabs or I scroll up-down a site (and sometimes randomly), terrible "cracks" are audible, and I ...
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avant window navigator still starts at startup after i uninstalled

I have recently installed Avant Windows navigator for openbox and when I go to other gui interfaces like Ubuntu Classic or Ubuntu it also starts so I uninstalled everything I installed to make it ...
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How can I see a list of all the systray icons that are not whitelisted?

I've learned that Unity does not support systray icons, and that it is possible to grant exceptions for (whitelist) certain applications. As far as I can tell, there is no general error message ...
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Nautilus keeps trying to access a folder that doesn't exist

Whenever I boot into Ubuntu, as soon as I login, I get a dialogue window pop up that says Couldn't find "/media/[long string here]". Please check the spelling and try again." Upon looking at my ...
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Mouse no longer works

My mouse was working fine up until this morning. Since then my mouse has stopped working. However the red led bottom is still on and it works in Windows on same machine. The keyboard is unaffected. ...
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Switch user fails to complete successfully [closed]

Switching users is not reliable; when switching users, often when returning to the first logged-on user, the computer ends up a blank screen and I must turn it fully off with the power button. ...
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Troubleshooting Firefox and VLC Mozilla plugin [closed]

I may be reaching here, but I figured this form would be worth a shot. I'm working with our new HP "ThinPro" thin clients based on Ubuntu 10.04, but a very stripped down version of it. Its running ...
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I cannot seem to get past the “Who are you?” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installer gets stuck with a grayed out forward button. While installing Ubuntu 10.10 on my newly partitioned drive - it stops at the login info screen and the "Forward" ...
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Can't access any functions after chown command

I am not being to access any functions in my desktop and I don't have an OS besides Ubuntu and I am new to Ubuntu. I think I rebooted my computer thinking that Google Chrome crashed. I opened Google ...
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Wubi install cannot see/connect to any wifi?

I installed 11.0`4 via wubi on my new Acer Aspire 7551G-7606. When I boot it up it cannot detect wifi. As a matter of fact, the "Enable Wifi" checkbox in the dropdown is disabled and when I enable it ...
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How do I fix a garbled screen on a Gateway LT3103u?

I've been having garbled screen problems on a Gateway LT3103u on Ubuntu for a while. I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.10 and continue to have issues. I installed xubuntu-desktop in case the ...
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I am unfamiliar with Ubuntu on my Dell Mini (pre-installed)

I got a Dell Mini that comes with Ubuntu. I am unfamiliar with Ubuntu and I do not know how I can use it. I have trouble connecting to the Internet and I do not know what apps are available. I am ...
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I have 4 bad sectors on my hard disk, should I be worried?

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Here are some screenshots that depict the condition of my hard drive. It shows that my hard drive has 4 bad sectors. Is this something to worry about? Is there any way to solve ...
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Uninstalling package unrecognized by aptitude

Some times ago I installed qtikz on my system, but I don't remember if I did it via dpkg -i --force-architecture or directly from source (perhaps via checkinstall). In short, it is not working and I ...
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Ubuntu sound not working

I am using Ubuntu 10.10 and my sound stopped working. It had happened before and I had a vague recollection that reinstalling something worked so I did: sudo apt-get purge pulseaudio sudo apt-get ...
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Unable to enumerate USB device

My syslog is constantly filled with messages like this: Oct 16 11:48:35 my-laptop kernel: [61470.980078] hub 1-0:1.0: unable to enumerate USB device on port 2 Oct 16 11:48:35 my-laptop kernel: ...
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Wireless Not Working Ubuntu 12.04 new computer

I just bought a laptop from CyberPower PC company and opted out of spending $39 for them to install windows 8. I just booted Precise Pangolin from a flash drive and installed it on my computer. ...
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Cannot install Maverick Meerkat

I have a low-end PC am tired of Windows so I tried to install Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat on my system. I really don't know what's wrong. After I booted my system with the LiveCD that I got from ...
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My sound and ALSA has gone when I installed Realtek drivers [closed]

I made a confusion with some informations and I thought that I have a Realtek audio card, but in really I have an Intel 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller, so when I ...
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Computer won't sleep

When I try to put my Ubuntu 10.10 box to sleep or into hibernation, it appears to wake up right away (couple of seconds at most). I am trying to figure out what's going on, and would appreciate any ...
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Can't get LexMark x5470 printer to work [closed]

The printer did work in Opensuse, but for some reason it does not print in Ubuntu 10.04! When I go to add printer, it detects the printer but does not print. Does anyone have any suggestions? I know ...
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General tips/ strategies for troubleshooting driver issues?

Before I ask a question about each of the multiple driver issues I am having, what are some things I can do to either attempt to fix the issues myself or to at least provide helpful information in my ...
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What system tool is reporting this error and how to diagnose?

In the last week, every time I turn my Ubuntu (12.04) machine on, and sporadically throughout operation (about every 1hr that I'm actively using it), I get the following popup from the system: When ...
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Cannot get to Grub after addition of new Win7 drive and install of 11.04

The TL:DR on this is that I had a working dual-boot. I then added a new drive with Win7. Which works fine and serves most of my needs, but I cannot now get to Linux. I'd like to get to Linux ...
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Unable to install on a Lenovo V460

I tried installing Ubuntu 10.10 on a Lenovo V460. I selected a separate drive for it and also created a swap area, but after the copying of files is over and when it displays "Ready When You Are ..." ...
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Problems with SCID

I've recently installed scid from ubuntu repositorys. I've met with 2 problems. 1) After install ; there isn't any shortcut made to run program; so I have to either run it from console or make my own ...
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Repairing grub 2 with Ubuntu live cd

I installed Windows 7 on a separate hard drive and I have Debian on another hard drive. After installing Windows 7 my grub doesn't appear so I used an Ubuntu Live CD to use boot-repair to fix my grub2 ...
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struct kernel_stat has no member named cpustat

I am trying to get my dlink dwa 130 wireless usb stick working on my new install of Linux 12.10. From reading online (I know very little about Linux, I use red hat at work occasionally) it seemed I ...
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/dev/mapper/cryptsetup1 is not ready yet or not present, slow system [closed]

Today I had a very high system load because I used many applications at the same time (VirtualBox, totem, firefox,...). The load was so high, that the system almost didn't react anymore. Then I killed ...
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11.04 won't boot all the way - unusable [closed]

I'm new to ubuntu/linux and need some trouble shooting help. I setup 11.04 with zoneminder, it worked great for a few weeks and now it seems to boot fine but I'm unable to use anything. runs very ...