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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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3answers
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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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Cannot access to internet after installing 11.04 alpha2 [closed]

After installing 11.04 alpha2, I cannot access to internet. I use wireless lan. In network connection dialog, it seems to work well. But I cannot access any webpages from webbrowser. Even if I use ...
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1answer
818 views

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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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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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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1answer
671 views

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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Recent unreliable wireless connection

Recently, my internet connection over wireless has become unreliable, on both a Dell laptop running Ubuntu 10.04 as well as my Desktop running Ubuntu 10.10 . The problem does not seem to occur on a ...
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2answers
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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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Troubleshooting wireless network connectivity [closed]

I'm currently running Ubuntu 10.10, and I'm running into trouble keeping my wireless connection alive. After rebooting, I get about 5-10 minutes of a good speed connection; afterwards, the connection ...
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1answer
411 views

Will a system restore fix constant crashing/freezing 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 screenshot, and a restart is required. It happens ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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Firefox address bar doesn't autocomplete

When I start computer; or resume from standby; for few minutes firefox address bar does not offer autocomplete. After few minutes, every works normally. ubuntu maverick firefox 3.6.12 that came with ...
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1answer
491 views

No video after update (10.04), how do I rescue?

I recently performed a routine update, which included a new kernel rev among other things, and now my Ubuntu 10.04 system boots into a blank screen. I'd like to get to the grub menu to try selecting ...
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4answers
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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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1answer
842 views

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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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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2answers
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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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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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2answers
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How to get media card reader in NV52 Gateway to work?

Does anyone know how to get a built-in media card reader to work in Ubuntu 10.10? My laptop is a Gateway NV52.
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0answers
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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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1answer
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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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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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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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1answer
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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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3answers
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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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4answers
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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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1answer
564 views

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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2answers
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Login keyring box frozen [closed]

I'm new to ubuntu and I'm afraid I've done something really stupid. After booting, When prompted to enter a password to unlock my login keyring, I tried to enter in my password, but it won't let me. ...
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UNE takes about 30 minutes to start up (installed through WUBI) [closed]

For some reason my ubuntu UNE takes about 30 minutes to start up. All I see is - with barely any harddrive activity Answering txwikinger's comment: It happened since the first install (this ...
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2answers
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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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2answers
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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 ...