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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!

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 ...
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Unity freeze after a failed update [on hold]

I was updating my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS when one of my child forcefully shut down my laptop by long pressing power button. Now when I start Ubuntu, it allows me to either log in as administrator, or as ...
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Prohibiting changing of home page and launcher

I want to be able to prohibit the change of the order of the icons in the launcher and from people changing the home page in firefox. Is there a way to do this? So far I figured out a way to do it so ...
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Mysql accessing issues

I've installed Mysql-5.6.19 in my Ubuntu 14.04 by downloading from mysql official website but after installing it I am not able to find where is the application & how can I start it & write ...
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14.04 - Black borders, black terminal [on hold]

This question is clearly realted to this one. However, I tried the suggested approaches and neither of them worked. Let me explain what happend: I'm using an Asus notebook with an integrated NVIDIA ...
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How do I switch between Xfce and unity?

How do I switch between Xfce and unity, after I installed Unity form the Software Center? I've looked online and experimented and failed to find a the answer for this. How do I switch from Xfce to ...
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Best game engine for Ubuntu? [on hold]

I'm looking for the most widely used game engine for Ubuntu perhaps on par with Unity engine. I've been searching and there are quite a few I just need some help deciding on which one to use I found a ...
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Cant install unity-control-center after update to 14.04

I was running 12.04 then upgraded to 14.04 and tried to reinstall unity-control-center but i get: unity-control-center: Depends: libpulse-mainloop-glib0 (>= 1:0.99.1) but 1:4.0-0ubuntu11 is to be ...
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Mouse cursor sometimes is some pixel over its real position

I'm on 14.04 / Unity. I can't say how to replicate or which are contingent conditions, but sometimes my mouse coursor is some pixel upper than its real position, so if I click on an object, probably ...
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X server in Ubuntu

What is X-server software in Ubuntu, I want to install oracle 12c dbms software but before installing I need to start X-server software, can anybody tell any easier way to install the software.
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Unity3d & Unity WebPlayer Can't get these working

I'm trying to get Unity3d work on Ubuntu 14.04 and also Unity Webplayer. As a young Game developer, its very important I have Unity (Game Engine) so I can continue to make games. I tried Installing ...
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Any way to find keybindings currently in use? (ubuntu, compiz or otherwise)

Is there a good way to list or find out the keybindings that are currently in use on your computer? I'm changing some keybindings in compiz (particularly because I don't have a keypad) and I didn't ...
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Update broke graphics driver, no GL, no Unity 3D, GeForce 610M

About a month ago an automatic update and a seven day-streak with no reboot somehow broke my graphics capabilities, rendering me Unity 2D'd and video-game-less. I suspect it is to do with driver ...
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Desktop not working Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm using Unity for quite some time now but for the past few days now I do not see anything on my Desktop, Unity itself seems to be working fine, my Launcher still works and my top-bar works fine as ...
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Transparency in Viewport Switch Preview [on hold]

How to make viewports transparent? It's not comfortable not to see a background during a switching.
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and DisplayLink DL3900 chipset

Do I have a chance to get the displayLink adapter (chipset 14.04) working under ubuntu 14.04? I found only articles for ubuntu 13.04. Is it the same under 14.04?
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Unity doesn't load after fresh installation

I'm trying to get Ubuntu to work on my laptop the second time and I'm getting very frustrated. The Ubuntu desktop loads for me but I can't really do anything. Before I started following the ...
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How to restore Firefox download progress bar in Unity launcher?

Firefox used to be better integrated with Unity: when downloading it would show the number of files and a progress bar. This was achieved through the Unityfox add-on, but it no longer works and the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - How to Fix the Ubuntu Appearance

I have played with XFCE and KDE and after uninstalling them I was left with some problems with my default Ubuntu desktop. I have attached some photos here to show you what I mean. I would like to ...
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How to go back to unity? [duplicate]

Tried out Xubuntu via: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop How do i go back to unity and delete everything xubuntu related? Thanks.
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Two Black Screens on Triple Monitor Setup with fglrx and fglrx-updates

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Gnome 3 (but this also happens with Unity). However, once I login, only the center monitor (primary) will work. The other two monitors are black, but they do show ...
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Disable annoying global menu shortcuts

I would like to disable Alt+[key] from triggering the global menu categorie on Ubuntu 14.04 (for example the Alt+h combination triggers the help menu). I have unactivated numbers of unity features ...
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Workspace indicator that works with more than 4 workspaces?

I'm using ubuntu with more than the default 4 workspaces. The workspace indicator icon in the left sidebar only shows 4 workspaces. So i can't see in which workspace I'm currently are. Is there a ...
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attribute error python _LEAPMOTION [on hold]

for the following python code : def on_frame(self, controller): # Get the most recent frame and report some basic information frame = controller.frame() if not frame.hands.is_empty: # Get the first ...
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Installation Ubuntu 14.04

I am a new Ubuntu user. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop's hard drive which was completely empty without partitions. When installing I could not define partitions or by selecting Options that ...
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Why are my launcher and panel all glitchy when I open dash since updating my nVidia drivers?

As you can see in the image, launcher and my panel look a bit glitchy when I open dash. I have used unity-tweak-tool to set the transparency to static blur on dash, and this always worked in the ...
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Minecraft Frozen [duplicate]

I am having a problem with Minecraft on Xubuntu 14.04. I downloaded Minecraft 1.7.10, and it closes the launcher and enters the game. There it gets stuck at the Mojang loading screen. I have tried ...
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No actual desktop in Ubuntu (but I do have unity launcher displaying) [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu GNOME because that's what I'm used to using with Fedora but I thought I'd give a shot to Ubuntu's default desktop, so I installed ubuntu-desktop via apt but now I have the unity ...
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What is the Amazon Browser in 14.04

In a recently installed Ubuntu 14.04, there is an Amazon browser in the Unity sidebar and a "Browser" in Dash. I don't know how to find the source and name of these browsers. I'd expect that they're ...
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Reload keyboard shortcuts

Each time I suspend and then resume on my Acer C720, Unity loses my custom keyboard shortcuts. I'm talking about these: I use them because that's where the associated keys on a Chromebook are. Is ...
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How to really install GNOME desktop

I want to replace unity desktop by Gnome desktop. I have installed Gnome-shell but what's I get is not what I want. I want to have the same result as if I installed Ubuntu Gnome. I have tried fresh ...
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Inconsistent icons in Ubuntu Unity

   I've downloaded IntelliJ Idea, then just unziped it and run it by execute idea.sh in terminal and made a new project. I wanted to see what would happen if I simply right click on ...
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No application files in search menu

I am searching applications from Ubuntu in application search menu but it's not any application there, can anybody tell me whats the problem happening here & how do i get rid of this.
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How to refresh launcher icon application menu in ubuntu 12.04?

After modifying a desktop file in /usr/share/applications, I need to refresh the launcher icon application menu so that my modification shows up. For the sake of clarity, the menu that should get ...
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Is super slow Ubuntu 14.04 a graphics problem?

We just installed 32 bit version of Ubuntu 14.04 on our old Dell Dimensions 2400. Everything seemed to load ok but Ubuntu is super slow. Several of the different threads I've read about this focus on ...
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gedit not showing any recent files

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. The installation is only 2 weeks old. A few days ago, gedit stopped displaying the recently opened files (under the Open button in the toolbar). It always displays ...
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How to hide unity launcher border line

I'm on 14.04. I have my launcher on full transparency and I've hidden the containing boxes, and to complete the picture and have the icons completely hovering, it'd be nice to hide the border line or ...
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Busy mouse on dock after opening text files

When opening text files (via double-click) from Nautilus, I noticed some strange behavior. While the text editor is opening the file, the Nautilus window shows the "busy" cursor — and so does ...
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Unity without compiz (with XfWM4 instead)

Can I run Unity with a different window manager than compiz? I'd prefer XfWM4. Background story: I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I like Unity - I especially like the part where besides the top bar I get ...
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Custom Ubuntu Theme: Make title bar black when fullscreen

half a year ago, I made a custom version of the Ambience Theme to fit it to the colors I like. Now I try to make the title bar/panel (The Bar where the icons and the clock is in) of the system Black ...