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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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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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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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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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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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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 do I troubleshoot S-Video + audio jack output not working?

I connect my laptop to my TV using S-Video + audio jack. This worked perfectly in 10.10 but has stopped working in 11.04. I have tried switching from Ubuntu (Unity) to Ubuntu (No effects) and Ubuntu ...
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14.04 microphone noice buzzing sounds

My Microphone started acting up badly this morning has a loud buzz, it has got to be software it was working fine last night installed updates and shutdown last night and boom here we are, oh and i ...
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nouveau driver issue when trying to boot ubuntu

i just installed ubuntu, and it says nouveau failed to idle channel 1 and 2. it also says nouveau playlist update failed. i believe this is a video card driver problem. what can i to to resolve this? ...
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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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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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Troubleshoot broken ZFS

I have one zpool called tank in RaidZ1 with 5x1TB SATA HDDs. I'm using Ubuntu Server 11.10 Oneric, kernel 3.0.0-15-server. Installed ZFS from ppa also I'm using zfs-auto-snapshot. The ZFS file system ...
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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu can't update some repositories [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the easiest way to resolve apt-get BADSIG GPG errors? Why can't Ubuntu update some repositories? especially from extras.ubuntu.com, PPA Tualatrix for Ubuntu Tweak,...
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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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2answers
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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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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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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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How to fix blank screen with mouse pointer on Ubuntu install reboot?

I am new to Ubuntu, and in fact, have zero experience with it and can't getting fully installed. I am trying to repurpose my Dell Inspiron 8600 with Ubuntu 14.04 to be used as a low scale HTPC. Here ...
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RTL8190 wireless card unclaimed

I have recently installed Ubuntu and I'm having problems with my (RTL8190) card. I followed the steps listed here - Ubuntu Help: Troubleshooting Wireless. After using the command sudo lshw -C ...
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USB 2.0 port not working

And that goes for every of mine External HDDs, USB 3.0 ports are working fine. When I connect mouse receiver in it (2.0), it's working fine. lsusb output when connected to usb 2.0: Bus 002 Device ...
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FFMPEG compilation errors

First of all i am a newbie to Ubuntu Linux and have been trying to install and compile FFMPEG on an Ubuntu machine... I am trying to compile FFMPEG on an Ubuntu machine, using the following link ...