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Ubuntu isn't installing, or doing anything

I burned Ubuntu 12.04 to a DVD and restarted my computer with the DVD inserted. For two hours now I've had a purple screen come up with "ubuntu" on it and 5 dots signifying that it's installing ...
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Steam won't start on Ubuntu 15.10

I just switched from Windows 10 to Ubuntu yesterday (although I've used Ubuntu before). I downloaded Steam and it won't start up. Trying to run it in the terminal provides this: asto@asto-desktop:~$ ...
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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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Internet on Ubuntu server connected to modem is not working

I'm experimenting to connect my desktop machine running Ubuntu server to the modem. There are two eth outputs. One goes to the router and I used the other one for my desktop computer. The Internet ...
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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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Sanddisk drive write protected

My sanddisk usb write protected i tried ashokkrishna@ashokkrishna-Lenovo-B560:~$ sudo mount -o rw /dev/sdc1 /mnt mount: block device /dev/sdc1 is write-protected, mounting read-only # sudo mkfs -t ...
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Issues connecting to Wifi

I am having trouble with my wifi connection. I have two laptops, and I have just installed Ubuntu for the first time on both of them. With the first one I just put in the password and it instantly ...
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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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Desktop goes blank, only command line available

I have encountered some issues with my Ubuntu computer. The desktop has no icons or interface, just the background. I only have access to the command line. A few things worth noting: I have tried ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 unable to establish Ethernet or WiFi connection

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on dual boot with Windows 7 on separate HDD. I went through several threads regarding connection problems but I didn't understand them much as I have never used Linux ...
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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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unable to format sony usb 8gb drive

when i inserted the drive the files are appearing like this but when i rightclicked on that path it is showing create folder and create file options.but when i tried to create it it is giving an ...
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Very bad FPS on DOTA 2 with Ubuntu 13.10 using HD7770

I am having very bad FPS on DOTA 2 native. I am using: Ubuntu 13.10 for X64 bit systems AMD FX-6300 CPU 8GB DDR3 - 1600MHZ Radeon 7770 GHZ Edition with 14.1 Beta Drivers What I have tried up so ...
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How to identify process that's sending error messages to terminal?

The following error message occasionally appears in my terminal: Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory ...which is pretty ...
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Can't connect to networks, wireless or etho, after installing Ubuntu 12.10 on vostro 1500

I am a very inexperienced Linux user and don't really know what I'm doing. I recently updated to Ubuntu 12.10 with a live disk on my vostro 1500 laptop. The network was not connected when I updated to ...
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When I use the Universal USB trouble

When I use the universal usb installer, and it's extracting the files. I get about 200 errors. I have reinstalled ubuntu twice. It still gives me problems. I try using it anyways to boot to my ...
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I cannot login to my ubuntu admin!!!! HELP!

I used lightdm to hide the users at the login prompt of ubuntu and it hid my account. The only one visible is "other" and it doesn't even have a known password. So, I have accessed the terminal and ...
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I can't get the wireless to work in Ubuntu 12.04 using Sony Vaio VPCEB1E0E

Hi I am using Sony Vio VPCEB1E0E and i recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 from the ubuntu website using windows installer. Everything else works fine but i cant get the wireless to work. I used the ...
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How do I find out what webcam driver is in use?

I need to troubleshoot a webcam that stopped working correctly in Ubuntu 12.04. It's always worked "out of the box" in the past so I have no idea what driver it uses. How do I go about looking that ...
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Unable to installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1

Here is a duplicate of the thread, but I need an answer so I decided to open up another question. So, here is my problem, I want to install ubuntu alongside windows 8.1. I boot up the ubuntu live ...
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Laptop shutting down while work after update to Ubuntu 13.10

I have Lenovo Z580. Before upgrading to 13.10, I've used Ubuntu 13.04, and everything was fine. Now my laptop starts, and turns off. I just do something, and it just shuts down. How can I solve my ...
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Ubuntu freezes when attaching external hard drive due to hard drive mount mismatch. Is there a solution to fix it?

Ok I think I understand why my Ubuntu 10.10 freezes when pluggin in an external hard drive through USB. First of all I have to mention that my Ubuntu is installed on another 160gb external hard drive....
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Why does f.lux uses 100% of a cpu core?

I installed f.lux on Ubuntu 14.04, The gui doesnt work properly but I am able to access settings through the xterminal. While looking in the system monitor, it can be seen that a process called "xflux"...
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Bluetooth stopped working suddenly

I am not able to see bluetooth symbol on the panel. I checked with Unity Tweak Tool and there is a tick mark for bluetooth. Further, I ran the command sudo service bluetooth status and it gave ...
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Troubleshooting Ubuntu via Remote Terminal

In a situation where an unscheduled system reboot occurred on an Ubuntu environment and the only way to access the device is via Remote Terminal. What are some of the things you would ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wifi connection troubleshooting (other devices work fine)

I'm having problems connecting to a Wifi that I use often: Other devices like my smartphone connect fine to this network, and other customers don't have problems using it I can connect to others ...
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I cannot print from ubuntu because it does not have linux driver installed. is there a way around this?

I am unsure of what I need to do and how to complete this task. I want to be able to print ubuntu 14.0.4 (virtual box) to my company's sharp mx-2615 printer. ubuntu cannot find a driver for this ...
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When can I suspend do-release-upgrade? What's the risk?

I had to suspend a running do-release-upgrade, after it was already going on an hour or so. Doing Ctrl+z was easy, the program did stop. Understanding what that means, technically, seems to be ...
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Stuck at boot and doesn't respond

I installed Ubuntu on top of Windows 8.1,the installation was successful it show a promt to reboot,so when my PC was rebooting I removed the pendrive ,and when it started it flashed the login screen ...
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My laptop won't boot. What can I do to fix the problem?

Ubuntu 15.04 Machine: Asus R-500N 64 Bits AMD A6 Radeon HD 7520G I have this problem: every time I try to boot, I can't. I only can in recovery mode. So, this is how my screen looks like like in 5 ...
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how to open my ubuntu 14.04 LTS which has crashed?

When my Ubuntu os on dell laptop ( which is dual booted ) hung, iI accidentally pressed the power on/off button. After this when I tried to start my Ubuntu os it didn't open ?
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Having Trouble Keeping Connections Open

I recently setup a server running Ubuntu 14.04 and been having problems keeping up a consistent connection. I've been getting errors such as Write failed: Broken Pipe over ssh, and Connection ...
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Ubuntu hangs at startup ?

It hangs at startup and show dotted lines loading if i press escape then it shows *Stopping LightDM display manager *starting CUPS printing spooler/ server I have selected gdm instead of lightdm ...
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How can I get rid of this error

I mounted some time ago a virtual HDD image for modifying it but I deleted it and didn't unmounted it, now every time I boot my computer it says:"Error: system file /mnt/0011-3383 not yet mounted or ...
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It started with major trouble with Firefox

So I wanted to configure my firefox and install my plugins, but it crashed on me and started using more and more resources until it froze my entire pc and I had to restart. And it would do each time I ...