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Guest account works, but regular account does not

I am having a problem logging in to Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS. Yesterday, I ran sudo apt-get update and apt-get upgrade, and have not been able to log into my admin account since. Once I put in my password ...
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No launcher or menu bar in Ubuntu 14.04

My system has a Windows 8 dual boot with Ubuntu,but now when I boot in to Ubuntu only desktop loads and nothing else. I can only open the terminal ttyand there's no launcher menu bar. The super key ...
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Screen rendering problem on Ubuntu 12.04 with Intel video card

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an old Sony laptop and I've had a problem I've never seen before. The side bar menu text, the dropdown menu text and sometimes the background image weren't ...
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Unhandled Lockdown error (-256)

Ubuntu 14.04.02 LTS up to data packages while writing these. Looks like paired when type iidevicepair list but get this error message when click on the nautilius to iPhone. From Cannot mount ...
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Ctrl-Alt-Space doesn't work on Ubuntu 14.10?

Ctrl-Alt-pretty much everything else works. Ctrl-Space works. Alt-Space works. But nothing seems to see Ctrl-Alt-Space. If I go into System Settings->Keyboard->Shortcuts and try to assign C-A-S to a ...
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Can I install Ubuntu Gnome 3.14 over Ubuntu Unity without losing /home?

The title says it all. I'm coming from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS then I upgraded to 14.10 still in Unity. I've followed tutorials explaining how to install Gnome 3.14 and I can say that I'm loving it. The ...
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Horizontal glitches/lines/Screen tearing in ubuntu 14.10

Why do I get horizontal lines like the ones shown below in my Ubuntu 14.10 acer aspire 4736z laptop as shown in figure (see the icons of terminal, vuze, hardisk etc)? This happens some time (~10 min ...
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How to transform an Ubuntu Unity to Ubuntu Mate?

I want to git rid of unity and all its applications and move to Mate, there are of course a method to install the Mate desktop environment along side Unity, but I don't want that only. I want it to be ...
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Hardware problem with unity script. Ubuntu installed on VirtualBox

I have Ubuntu installed on my VitualBox. I don't know what the problem is but sometimes when I boot Ubuntu, it says you don't have the specific hardware for running Unity, and changes the UI to a ...
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Ubuntu Desktop fonts are changing

Sometimes when I login fonts are like as you see in time: After logging out and come back they are in correct form. Here is correct form of it: Any ideas what causes this?
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Is there an application like the GNOME system settings which is more modular (remove some devices, leave others)?

Removing one of the devices (bluetooth, printers) makes the GNOME settings disappear. I'm looking for an application which works as nicely as the GNOME system settings, except that it lets me remove ...
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Ubuntu trash can does not open

I am trying to open the trash can from my Ubuntu Launcher it does not open. Infact it does not do anything. Every time I try to delete something it simply goes away and is not shown in the trash can. ...
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Ubuntu search button not responsive

When I click on the search button on my unity bar (the button with the ubuntu logo to open up search) it doest do anything, and I've tried resetting it with unity --reset and that didn't help. Anyone ...
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sudo startunity problems

when I open terminal in chrome to go back to Ubuntu i see this: crosh> shell chronos@localhost / $ sudo startunity Entering /usr/local/chroots/precise... /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc: 19: exec: ...
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Image Viewer (eog) causes lightdm to restart

When I open an image and without zooming, try to drag to any border (which is ofcourse, by mistake), eog closes and a black screen appears that says lightdm is starting, and lands me in login screen. ...
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Log on Gnome desktop moniter black screen

Today I installed Ubuntu 14.04.02,but when I login at my system via Gnome my monitor goes black. When I try to log on via Unity the desktop works fine. Specs:Dell 9020 How can I fix that problem?
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Can't change ubuntu desktop wallpaper in Unity on Ubuntu Gnome [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.1 (desktop) and installed Unity desktop environment (DE) on top of it, so I can select Unity or Gnome desktop when I log in on Ubuntu. When I log in with the Unity ...
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Why are my launcher icons missing/not working on a fresh install?

I just finished installing Ubuntu 14.04 and my desktop looks normal, but on the left-hand side where the icons usually go, mine were different! The Firefox browser wasn't there or any of the other ...
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How can I transfer my Unity settings from one machine to another?

I have customized Unity in Ubuntu 14.04 quite heavily on my laptop. Now I have also installed Ubuntu on my desktop machine and I want to reuse the config file. I have customized it with ...
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Ubuntu stuck after login, supposedly due to OpenGL issues

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 14.04 about half a year ago, and so during my usage the system boot experience has been getting worse and worse: there were no problems with the initial startup, but ...
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hardware audio keys wont work in unity, but they do in openbox

When I use the volume keys on my laptop the volume does not change on the default desktop environment. However, after I installed openbox, suddenly my volume keys worked! How can I fix my audio keys ...
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After upgrade ubuntu 14.04.1 to 14.04.2 unity won't start

After upgrade my system using Command dist-upgrade and restart system, I log in to my account but unity wont start I See background for a few seconds and then only black screen and cursor. So I try ...
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Generic problem with networkmanager on Ubuntu 12.04 / elementaryOS [on hold]

Hello together: Since some days I've got issues with the networkmanager under Ubuntu 12.04. To be concrete it is the nm-applet itself. I can connect via LAN or WLAN without problems, but some entries ...
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Go back to Unity 7 from Unity 8

Despite the warnings which stated that Unity 8 is still unstable I wanted to give it a try. I installed it through bash, logged out and while logging in I've changed envirnoment to Unity 8. Now I ...
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ubuntu 14.10 - lightdm can't start unity. Bad xorg config?

When I try to login with lightdm my monitors go dark and then switch off before taking me back to the lightdm login screen. I get a message telling me: Could not switch to the monitor configuration ...
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Black spaces around windows and control panels - Ubuntu 14.04 - Unity/Compiz/Metacity

I have an issue with my Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Gnome 3 Compiz and Metacity some weeks ago in order to find out if I could live without Unity. Over the past weeks I was every now and again switching ...
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Why won't my panel or programs bar appear

Whenever I boot into ubuntu, there is no panel or programs bar or even minimise, close or maximise controls. All I get is my desktop background. I have looked an numerous guides or help pages and ...
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My Unity Launcher has changed, has yours?

In the last week or two application icons in the Unity Launcher which have a 'badge' Thunderbird for unread mail, Chromium for downloads etc. have changed. Previously the number would be in a lozenge ...
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How do I change the Outline and Fill color of the drag and select feature on the Desktop that lets you select a group of icons?

I remember there was a program or something that allowed me to select what I wanted the colors to be. However, I can't seem to remember what it was, I know it was any Unity, Gnome, or Ubuntu tweak.
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On every single kernel update, I need to reinstall the NVidia driver and Unity is broken

Every time I do a kernel update (with the regular standard update manager in Ubuntu 14.10), Unity breaks completely. I need to reinstall the Nvidia drivers and I need to manually repair Unity. If I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 is acting really glitchy and frequently has severe lags and has graphical bugs

Programs will dim and not respond after a while. Opening programs make the screen bug out. Is there a way to fix this without having to reinstall from USB/CD.
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dark blank screen when using unity except for I-shaped solid cursor; mate works better

I started having problems several weeks ago and asked a question. It was marked as duplicate, but the suggestions to try didn't work. The text marking it as duplicate suggests editing it to get more ...
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Blank screen with pointer after boot high CPU usage

I have latest Ubuntu installed, most the time it's headless server I access using ssh. I've decided to make some use with X using VNC. Trying to set it up I've messed something up. Using combinations ...
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Administrator account not working properly

The dash home doesn't show applications, but works well with files and folders. It all works well in the guest account. the trouble is only in the Administrator account. Similarly, Libreoffice also ...
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How to enable global application menu in RStudio?

On Ubuntu 15.04 Unity, how can I enable the global menu bar for the Qt application RStudio? I found a 12.04 question, which was not solved and did not contain a clue. (Due to reputation issues, I ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 14.04 after HDMI detatch

I was using my TV as a monitor connected to my lenovo laptop, through a HDMI connection, manually changing the sound sink in system options. Then I shutdown the system and then unplugged the HDMI, ...
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GTK2 themes do not show up in any tweak tool [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I would like to download this theme I managed to get it to work on 13.10 but since I upgraded to 14.04 it no longer works. When I look in any tweak tool it does not show up. ...
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What to do when Ubuntu crashes upon opening new session?

Trying to install Gnome D/E, and when I log out of Unity in Ubuntu 14.10 and try to log back in, all I see is my desktop background, and nothing else comes up, until the computer reboots. I have ...
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Unity Desktop not loading after auto update and installing CUDA in Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed CUDA 6.5 in Ubuntu 14.04 and am using NVIDIA driver version 346.35 [Graphics Card NVIDIA GTX 960]. I have successfully compiled the sample codes that come with CUDA and they have been ...
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Boot to text, can't start GUI [duplicate]

After configuring my /etc/default/grub file to boot into text mode, I'm having trouble getting the GUI started from the terminal. Using the startx command just brings up the desktop background image ...
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U 14.04.1 won't load Unity either Terminal or anything at all but the Desktop Background

The problem occurred after installing some updates. The reason for this action was because I wasn't able to install most of the packages I tried to using apt-get and there was suggestion that this ...
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ATI R9 2xx's: Dual-monitors on seperate cards

I can not seem to get my second monitor recognized/running in ubuntu 14.04.02, the light is yellow and the screen off. I have tried the basics by going into the display settings but all it shows is my ...
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Scale for menus and title bars behavior

I have Asus Zenbbok with display resolution 2560 x 1440. I use scale for menus and title bars feature of Unity and I figured that 1.75 scale factor is optimal for me. But there is one problem, on ...
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Trigger jiggle animation on icon in Unity launcher

The synopsis of my project is to schedule a notification and force the icon that appears in the Unity launcher to keep jiggling perpetually (until I become aware of it and deactivate it). Running ...
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menu in the top bar?

I would like to put a classical style menu in the top bar in Unity as Iḿ used to in MATE. Is there a way to easily do this? Would it cause any problems?? I saw it on screenshots, and it looks ...
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Unity/Ubuntu Desktops loading up on KDE?

Sometimes when I log into Kubuntu 14.10, my first desktop is fine, but then when I switch to others, all my widgets are gone and it has the Ubuntu default background, and when I go back to my first ...
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Problem With Custom Unity-Greeter background

So I have this cool background I like. I set it as my background, but in Unity-Greeter, (Not the lock screen) I just see the default "bruised" wallpaper for 14.04. Ick. Does anyone know how to make my ...
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How to remove the list of users in unity on Trusty [duplicate]

I have been trying the following link But it doesn't work in Ubuntu 14.04 Any suggestions? Proposed solutions in link doesn't work in 14.04. I'm looking for a system wide solution, as falconer ...
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Problem running xsnow

I have installed xsnow with the command: sudo apt-get install xsnow But when typing into Terminal the following: xsnow All I get is this: Xsnow-1.42resizeable, December 14th 2001 by Rick ...
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What is the mediascanner-service and how to avoid getting it installed?

Since a few months, on one of the desktop Ubuntu 14.04 systems I use, CPU has regularly been going up to 80-100% for no apparent reason. htop would usually attribute responsability to file system ...