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Unity segmentation fault under nVidia Xinerama

I just upgraded to 14.04, and I knew ahead of time that I was going to have X issues, but I did it anyway. I have 4 screens attached to an nVidia Quadro NVS 450, using the proprietary nVidia driver ...
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How can I suspend the way that ubuntu does?

I would like a command I could map to a button or execute within my network. So far I know the command sudo pm-suspend but I could not make pmi action suspend work on either 12.04 nor 14.04 : Error ...
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Strange item on unity desktop - transparent circle [on hold]

Lately, after installing Ubuntu 14.04 I accidentally found a strange item on my desktop. I was only able to see it since it had a layover effect on the white background of my browser. This item was a ...
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Set scaling back to default on Surface Pro

I accidentally set the scaling settings at 4, and couldn't reset them. Is there any way to reset these settings back to default? I'm running a Microsoft Surface Pro (10.6", 1920x1080), and I cannot ...
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Will the MATE desktop conflict with the Unity desktop?

I want to use the MATE desktop environment on Ubuntu, but I've heard from some people that MATE will not work without conflicts. Is this true? And if it is, are there any ways to resolve the ...
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How do I add a border around windows but keep the Ambiance theme?

I seem to live my life in the terminal - many terminals in-fact. I also love the Ambiance theme - but the new borderless windows does not provide the visual differentiation I'm used to (the same ...
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Can't boot into unity/ubuntu after installing KDE

Here's the situation: I have a separate /home partition to make installs and upgrades easy. I just installed the latest Ubuntu 14.04. Everything was great. I installed the LXDE desktop (not Lubuntu) ...
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How to fully convert Ubuntu to Ubuntu Gnome (not just installing Gnome)?

I've been using Ubuntu since 7.10 on a number of different computers. I'm currently using 13.10 on my home computer and 13.04 on my work computer. I prefer the Gnome 3 desktop experience and it's ...
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Menu options disabled in most application in Ubuntu 13.10

The menu options such as File/Edit etc. are disabled for most of my applications such as Terminal, Ubuntu Software Center and many more. I am unable to get my work done because of this. I am running ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 suddenly very slow

For some reason, my Ubuntu 12.04 recently became very slow. My specifications: HP laptop, core 2 duo T6600, 2.20 Ghz x2 Ati radeon 2 GB RAM Symptoms in Unity 3d: Dash takes endless to open ...
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Task Bar at the top missing Applications, Places and System menu

I was trying to install VLC using System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager when I realised that I don't have Applications, Places and System menu items at the top left side of task bar. I ...
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Startup Applications feature [on hold]

On Ubuntu 14, the Startup APplications preferences tool is not listed in System Settings, and it is not listed on the top right cog icon. Why must Ubuntu insist on: a) Making documentation, FAQs, ...
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After messing with configuration files can't start ubuntu, get black screen

Today I was trying to get tap to click to work on my ACer c720 with only ubuntu installed. At one point I restarted the computer and I only got a black screen with a non-blinkning cursor in the top ...
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How to edit ccsm manually in ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to built my own ubuntu 14.04 cd image with UCK, I would like to know if is there a way to edit ccsm manually to change the "MINIMIZE ON CLICK" setting so when I build the image that change ...
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How to install Unity 8?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and found out that we can install Unity 8 on it. Will Unity 8 replace Unity 7 once I install it? And if it does can I switch back to Unity 7 if I want? How would one go about ...
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Unity Engine Problem: Help with Animator has not been initialized error (Mecanim)

I'm having an issue with the animator in Unity, whenever I try to call any function that belongs to the Animator class I am getting the notorious Animator is not initialized warning. I have tried most ...
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How to display Google Chrome menu in Unity global menu [on hold]

Is there a way to display the Google Chrome menu in the Unity global menu? For example, Firefox can do it through firefox-globalmenu. Is there a package google-chrome-globalmenu? I'm using ubuntu ...
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How to change number of workspaces from command line?

I'd like to change org.compiz.profiles.unity.plugins.core -> hsize and -> vsize from command line. I thought I could use gsettings set org.compiz.profiles.unity.plugins.core vsize 4 but then ...
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Alt Key for HUD Doesn't Work

After few of tweakings, I doesn't have HUD anymore. Normally (on another computer): But it doesn't appear at all (on my computer): Indeed, the ALT key call the menu of focused app. So, as ...
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i'm new to Ubuntu. How do install setup tv on version 12.04 [on hold]

hi i need to set up squid in Ubnutu12.04 and config to caching Youtube and Https and video Facebook and games Facebook and flash gamed you can help me Ubnutux32
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no GUI after install

This question has been asked in here before: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears But none of the answers solved my issue. In the compizconfig-settings-manager Unity and OpenGL are ...
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unity can't clearly minimize on ubuntu 12.04.4

can anybody help me to solve my problem with unity launcher on my ubuntu 12.04.i have problem when i try to minimize all window on ubuntu, it's seems that ubuntu not clearly minimize them.i don't know ...
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How to use preview pictures in unity icons on my folders? [on hold]

http://paste.ubuntu.com/7238636/ compiz (decor) - Warn: No default decoration found, placement will not be correct I can not see preview pictures on the icons in folders having the default icon ...
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Unity stopped work after reboot and terminal was removed

I was using my laptop normally, then when I tried to use the terminal it wasn't installed. I reboot and when I login the unity bar doesn't appear. The recovery mode doesn´t work. Internet access ...
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How to move Unity launcher icons to desktop?

everyone. OK, I have what may be a very simple question--how do I take an icon from the Unity Launcher that I had locked there, and move them onto the desktop? I have tried everything I can think of ...
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How to disable all unity shortcut keys when using Blender?

I use Blender, and there are some key shortcuts that conflict with Unity 7, like Ctrl+Alt+NumPad0, disabled in the "shortcuts" menu. But they are other shortcuts which I don't know how to disable, ...
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How to show all windows of an application?

I have an application using multiple windows. How can I quickly bring all the windows of that application to the foreground? When I scroll through the applications with the scroll-wheel it only ...
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Dash and spuer shortcut key problem

I recently encountered a problem: pressing "super" stopped opening dash. I works fine with other combinations. So I checked in CCSM in Unity plugin if everything is set right... and it is... super is ...
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Do not open new window when you open the file manager [on hold]

Whenever I open the file manager, and then minimize it when I have to open again I click on the launcher shortcut on it, however in doing so the file browser opens a new window, but I just wanted him ...
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Can we change window background to a custom image?

Can we change a window background (when a folder opens) like how a dash home looks? A transparent, blur with crystal clear icons. I tried with CCMS, but it won't give dash home like feel. If there ...
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Why do desktop / monitor screens fail after staying logged in overnight?

I am currently running Ubuntu 13.10. I experienced this same issue with Ubuntu 12.04, so I dont believe the following issue is tied to a specific release. I am using Ubuntu for work, by choice. Id ...
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Dock (Docky) disappears when I put my computer to sleep

My dock disappears when I put the computer to sleep. It's there when I go to sleep, but gone when I wake it up. I can easily start the dock again by using unity search and searching for "docky" and ...
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Quick way to open terminal in current folder in nautilus? [duplicate]

I use the nautilus-open-terminal package. Before upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04, nautilus used to have a settings button on the top right panal where you can click something like "open in terminal " to ...
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Why do I see two network indicators in Ubuntu 14.04? [closed]

After some updates, I noticed that there are 2 network indicators shown in the top panel. The first network-indicator on the left is the original one which is present in all Ubuntu 14.04 systems. The ...
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Input method icon invisible in Radiance theme

As I am Czech, but I also need to write in English, I am switching through Czech keyboard layout and English keyboard layout. In Ambiance I could see what keyboard layout am I using simply by looking ...
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Changing from Fahrenheit to Celsius in Weather Dash Plugin

When you search for a city and enable the weather filter the weather is shown in Fahrenheit. How do I change this to Celsius.
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Any way to change lightdm unity greeter background without changing current config files?

About changing lightdm unity greeter background image, most answers are to change /usr/share/glib2.0/schemas/com.canonical.unity-greeter.gschema.xml. Is there any way to change the default wallpaper ...
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Unity minimize not working properly

I have some problem with the minimize key in ubuntu it does not work properly. Only the last app I minimize, gets stuck,this also does not allow me to switch to other apps, but when I use the alt+tab ...
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Ubuntu System Messed Up!

I decided to install fluxbox on my system recently, just to try it out, so I installed it and everything executed fine. I logged into the fluxbox desktop and messed around with it for a while, then ...
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Full Screen / Maximize Top Edge Action only works on main monitor (Dual Monitor Setup) Compiz

Certain applications that I have (terminal, NVIDIA XServer settings, and a few others) will go full screen properly-that is, whatever monitor I am viewing the application window in, if I drag it up to ...
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Recompile package (with applied .diff file) after every update

I have a .diff file which I use to patch unity source code and then recompile it, so I can remove trash icon from unity panel which is important to me. However after every update of Unity, the patched ...
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Display Settings in Compiz Cube

I Tried to change the settings using unity in compiz cube. I went to opacity settings in Unity tool and then clicked on new and then on '+' sign and then clicked on grab, then I clicked on the same ...
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How do I launch my script from a launcher?

I have my custom script in Ruby with read permission, which starts with: #!/usr/bin/env ruby I can run that script from the terminal by typing that path. I added a file with .desktop extention to ...
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How can I change the appearance of an icon?

Just installed Ubuntu 13.10 I am new to ubuntu OS. I did number 31, Google Services Launcher, of this page: What Custom Launchers and Unity Quicklists are available? I'm just trying to do some things ...
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Nautilus thinks it is always maximized when using Ambience Theme [closed]

After upgrading from Ubuntu 13.04 to 14.04 I have the problem that with the Ambience Theme no title bars are shown in some applications, eg Nautilus: It is also not possible to resize the window in ...
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Dash Home will not open

I am a first-time Linux user who has installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Dell Dimension E510 that used to run Windows XP. I cannot get Dash Home to open. The other apps open: Firefox, Libre Office, etc., but ...
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Unity icon pointer locations in file system

I know this could be considered a duplicate question in some respects, but I registered for this forum for this specific question. I am new to Linux/Ubuntu, but I have found the reasonable ...
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How does one index files or make Unity Dash near instant with SSD's like it was on 12.04? [closed]

Every version of Ubuntu after 12.04 takes up to five seconds to find files using the Unity Dash search. 12.04 behavior w/i5 laptop, 1333Mhz RAM, 256GB SSD, new install: -Any song title is found ...
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Low Graphics Mode on COMPAQ computer

I am very new to Linux and Ubuntu. I have an obsolete brand of computer with these specs: Compaq Presario-SR1500NX, 3000+AMD Processor, 256MB-PC2700 memory, 80GB-7200RPM hard drive. I am stuck with ...
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Which version for Acer AOD255E? [duplicate]

I have an Acer One netbook model AOD255E that currently has Ubuntu Natty currently installed. It runs exceptionally slow for some reason and freezes. Havent' used it in over a year and would like ...