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Ubuntu 14.04 - You have held broken packages

This is a very popular question, but bare with me as I have tried teverything you are all about to suggest. So This is what I get: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop Reading package lists... Done ...
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How to remove a URL shortcut from the unity panel

I have Ubuntu 12.04. I was watching a video on chromium and I went up to the global menu and there was an option of create app shortcuts. I tried it and now I want to remove it. I added it to the ...
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Questions about reinstallation

I reinstalled Ubuntu and got a system without internet. After deleting all types of drivers and putting important drivers and resetting network, it worked. Recently, I installed pantheon and mate, and ...
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How to install Cinamon Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

The default desktop environment for Ubuntu 14.04 is Unity, I think. How would one install "Cinamon" instead of Unity. Also, could I have instructions to change back to Unity. Thank you so much!
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Unity to Xmonad switching disables sound

I mostly use XMonad. But whenever I log out of XMonad and login to Unity and login back to XMonad the master volume is muted. I end up running amixer set Master unmute. Its just an annoyance and I ...
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Unity sidebar and window frames disappear when I click on an icon with 2 or more dots (multiple windows)

How can I restore Unity to it's original installation settings? Background In normal operation, Unity shows up to three dots next to an icon on the left sidebar when the application has 2 more more ...
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No unity panels after changes in ccsm

I was trying to change some settings with the compizconfig settings manager but there was a conflict between some of the appearance options. Unfortunately, now I can't see the Unity dash or the panel ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 (cinnamon desktop) freezing, typically when using terminal

This is really strange, but frequently, Ubuntu freezes when I'm trying to enter (even basic) commands in the terminal. It does randomly happen when opening programs like Chrome as well. It freezes for ...
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Swiping left on the touchpad opens the photo search. How do I disable this?

It's almost random, but most of the time, if I swipe from right to left on the touchpad of my keyboard, it opens the photo search. I have not been able to locate any setting/tweak that explains this ...
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Show desktop icon moves to the bottom after app instalation

I have added "show desktop" to the launcher and placed it at the top. If I install a new app using USC its icon appears at the top of the launcher and "show desktop" goes to the very bottom. Is there ...
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Missing menu and icons in unity panel [duplicate]

The menu and icons went missing after i installed Stream on my Ubuntu 13.04. You can see that, the File, Edit, .... menus are missing from the unity panel. So is the clock, network and restart ...
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Mouse snapping back to upper right hand corner

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Lenovo Erazer x510 desktop. The mouse wants to be in the upper right hand corner of the screen. You can move it but it just snaps back into the corner. I tried ...
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Installing Unity 14.04 on qemu arm

How do I install Ubuntu desktop 14.04 with Unity in qemu-system-arm virtual environment? Which debs do I have to install and in what sequence? v Or is there an executable which would make all the work ...
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Systray icons missing ubuntu 14.04

We use Druva inSync for backups at the office. However after upgrading to ubuntu 14.04 , we have been struggling to get the tray icons working. We have followed all steps we used in previous ...
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No menu bar and unity launch after upgrading to 14.04; ccsm cannot start

Yesterday I upgraded from 12.10 to 14.04 by do-release-upgrade. Things were Ok after the upgrading. However today when I logged into my account, no menu bar, no unity launch. I tried ctrl+alt+F1 to ...
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Video lag with Unity as the Default Desktop?

I never had this issue in Mint (XFCE, Cinnamon) or Xubuntu, but now after installing Unity, fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.1, when ever I move the cursor while a video (Youtube, Twitch TV) is playing, ...
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Unity menus and fonts weird rendering

I have an issue that occurs occasionally on my Ubuntu 14.04 (x64). Sometimes, right when I turn on my pc, the font and windows are messy. But, if I log out and log on Guest Account, everything works ...
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Numix GTK theme removes the “Unity Boxes”

Firstly, yes, I am aware this is a feature of the theme however I personally find it, well, ugly. My question is basically if there is anyway to reverse this and keep the boxes while still using the ...
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Conky widgets are not working

I installed conky-manager from ppa and many widgets aren't working. Actually only all in one circle widget (my-wehather indicator) is working... In Unity, just select one more widget besides "all in ...
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Ubuntu Toolbars changed to a different color and style when I booted up

When I booted into Ubuntu, the bar on the top of the screen and also all the web browser tabs had changed to a kde style. I used to have kde installed, but I uninstalled it a while back. How can I ...
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GNOME client-side decorations persist after removing GNOME [on hold]

I have completely removed Gnome 3.12, all Gnome shell extensions, any extra applications, etc. from Ubuntu 14.04 and then reinstalled Unity. After rebooting I still see the characteristic client-side ...
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Oracle server installation [on hold]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 trying to install Oracle server 6.5 in virtual box but it is asking for password for Oracle user or other username & password, what is it. How do I create Oracle password ...
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Google Chrome icon is fuzzy/blurry in Docky

As the question says, the Chrome icon is fuzzy in docky. I tried this: How get a higher resolution icon for Google Chrome in Docky? But that didn't seem to help. I would have commented my issue ...
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Ubuntu release upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 fails - log-in fails

Upgrading Ubuntu To upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10. to 14.04. I ran sudo do-release-upgrade. The first attempt failed and I found the following message in the error log: ...
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After installing Gnome, desktop folder doesn't appear on my desktop [duplicate]

After installing Gnome on my 14.04 system running unity, my desktop folder (~/Desktop) doesn't appear on my desktop any-more. I only see the splash background that says 14.04 LTS in lower right hand ...
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Like Mouse Button Modifier is stuck when clicking in windows after 14.04 upgrade

I just upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 on my desktop. I am having severe mouse issues that are making it nearly impossible to function. At first, I believed it was a driver issue (I have a wireless ...
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Have to restart compiz everytime I log in [on hold]

Everytime I first log into Ubuntu I have to restart compiz or else none of the clickable elements on my screen function. I do this by using Ctrl+Alt+t to bring up a terminal and running compiz ...
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Can I add widgets to the new Unity lock screen in Ubuntu 14.04?

When I lock my screen using Linux Mint 17, there is a giant clock on the lock screen. I got used to this, and now I'm wondering if I can also add a giant clock (or any widget, for that matter) to my ...
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Change position of user-triggered-indicators in unity top-bar [duplicate]

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit Unity Kernel v3.0.13.24-generic I have indicator-synapse installed and it starts automatically on startup. I also have shutter, cpu-freq, etc., which are started up after I ...
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14.04 Unity crash, when i click on icon (luncher panel)

When I click on an icon (luncher on left site) unity crashes. `unity --replace unity-panel-service stop/waiting unity-panel-service start/running, process 19091 compizconfig - Info: Backend : ...
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File manager not following system preferences

The menu bar of my file manager is in the window and all other applications have it in the system bar. How do I fix this issue? Image here http://i.imgur.com/6NXPhHZ.jpg
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How do I stop Ubuntu from overriding my setxkbmap settings?

I have put the following in my .profile: rm -f executed.log echo ".profile starting" >> executed.log if [ `whoami` != "root" ] then setxkbmap -v >> executed.log setxkbmap ...
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No Unity (desktop/sidebar) after uninstalling bluez

Had some problems with bluetooth earlier so I wanted to reinstall the bluetooth component. I used apt-get remove/install bluez. It looked like it uninstalled a lot of stuff. (Uninstalling took a lot ...
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How to disable top bar in Unity?

Is it possible to get rid of the top bar in Unity? It wastes screen space without any useful features in exchange. I would like to move "systray" area (where the date, power, sounds and gear menu ...
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Plugin Layer Alternatives to Compiz's Plugin Layer

Compiz's Widget Layer is buggy with Unity Global Menus, and limited to one layer. Alternatives are needed. An alternative can be either: An actual Widget Layer application. A unique solution that ...
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How do I install graphics drivers for NVIDIA GT 555M series on a Lenovo Ideapad (Y570)?

I have a Lenovo Ideapad Y570 and it has a 1 GB NVidia GT 555M graphics card (ubuntu 14.04). All I want to do is to run cudaHashcat (64 bit one) on it. When I ran it initially I got a message like ...
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ubuntu 14.04 on SSD after 3 system updates system hangs after sigining in - cursor visible [on hold]

Fresh install Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD - after login screen visible no unity on left just the background. This is after working great, setting bells and whistles everything peachy. Updated system a few ...
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how to change desktop background in ubuntu desktop

I was using gnome desktop environment at the start but i switched to unity environment by install unity shell via this command sudo apt get install Ubuntu-desktop after this I have many issues like ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 / Unity- onboard utility (on-screen keyboard) - desktop icon

I would like to have some easier way to launch "onboard" (on-screen keyboard utility). Once onboard is launched it conveniently sits on a service bar (would be nice to have some improvements there ...
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Web page loading issue

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. From the beginning I am trying to access some web pages in chrome/firefox but it is not loading. some of them are : www.w3schools.com, www.omappedia.org, tutorialsforlinux.com ...
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Network Manager Icon Isn't In the Unity Panel

I accidentally purged network-manager. Hopefully, I downloaded the debs required by network-manager and installed them. Now, the network-manager indicator is not in the Unity panel. Is there a fix? ...
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Oracle installation in Ubuntu

How to install Oracle 12c Weblogic server in Ubuntu 14.04 from terminal. I tried to install by typing sudo apt-get install oracle but it shows me : The program 'oracle' is currently not installed. You ...
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Something in unity keeps breaking! [closed]

I don't know what to call this issue but this keeps happening every time i boot. But occasionally the gui looks fine. So here are some photos of the problem. I'm running the newest ubuntu on my lenovo ...
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How to disable Unity effects in Ubuntu 14.04?

i accidentally (somehow) disabled all my unity effects, icons are flat, alt+tab doesn't show gloss. the problem is that i wanted to do this again on my other laptop and i couldn't. i have compiz ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Crash “usr/share/unity-scopes/scope-runner-dbus.py”

I just installed Ubuntu about a month ago and it's great. Other than every few minutes if I'm not careful it crashes. Recently before it crashes I've been getting this error... Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ...
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Moving icon to the bottom of the launcher

How can I move the 'Show Desktop' icon to the bottom of the laucnher, right above/under the Trash icon?
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Screen locks after a few seconds

Ubuntu 14.04 locks my screen after a few second. I don't always have to log in after this happens. Most of the time I do. It's about every 20-30 seconds that I have to do this. I have tried to change ...
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Problem with dialog windows and different workspaces

I have 9 workspaces. Usually Google Chrome is on 1-st workspace. But sometimes open new window of Google Chrome on some other workspace, let say 3-rd. Then I click something that will open new Dialog ...
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Unity command runner

I'm searching for command runner for Unity. I known that there is default runner under shortcut ALT + F2. But as it was explained in that question Run command don't run command line programs it ...
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Run command don't run command line programs

In Unity there is some menu called "Execute a command", which could be run by shortcut ALT + F2. It is working fine only when I try to use it to run GUI programs like e.g. gedit. It is completely not ...