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New hardware -> random freezes and reboots

I need some help from the community on this one. I recently started playing DOTA2 through Steam on my box and decided to upgrade a few of the components for better gameplay. First I added in another ...
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1answer
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Can only see desktop, no Unity to be found

I am using VirtualBox 4.3.10 on Windows 7 to run Ubuntu 13.04. When updating VirtualBox to 4.3.10 yesterday (after avoiding doing so for at least a month in case it messed up...), I killed a process ...
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Get back Ubuntu Desktop [closed]

I ran these commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install gnome-weather gnome-music gnome-maps cheese ...
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Install unity 7.1.2 in ubuntu 12.04, is possible?

I have upgraded Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10. I like very more the default unity interface. The command unity --version return unity 7.1.2. The problem in Ubuntu 13.10 is than I give errors on installation ...
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Enable Wobbly Windows correctly

Whenever I want to enable the Wobbly Windows plugin in CCSM, it tells me the following: Plugin "Snapping Windows" provides the feature "edgeresistance", which is also provided by "Wobbly Windows". ...
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1answer
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USB drive auto-mounted by user but gets write permissions for root only

I am trying to use my ext4 USB drive but Ubuntu 13 is currently mounting it with write permission only for root so with my normal user I can't write to it, without sudo. The first place I checked ...
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1answer
87 views

A working checkers/draughts?

I am trying to find an implementation of checkers/draughts that works. I did "sudo apt-get install kcheckers" and when I run it I get a window that I can't expand (so it works but just in a small ...
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Netbook Will Not Display Boot After Intstalling 13.04 [duplicate]

I just recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 (32 bit) on my Dell Latitude 2120 Netbook.The install went fairly smooth and everything seemed to be alright. But now when I boot the computer it does not always ...
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2answers
343 views

How to shutdown automatically from command line in 13.04

I know there is already a similar question about this topic. But that question was only about how to get the shutdown dialog in general. I need to get back the countdown of the old shutdown dialog ...
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0answers
634 views

Ubuntu-desktop: unmet dependencies

I tried to install Gnome on ubuntu 13.04 using these guide (http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/04/gnome-3-8-ppa-for-ubuntu-gnome). It didn't work very well (there were some glitches), so I tried ...
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1answer
69 views

blue popup echo box at top of screen

i have this strange problem. When i connect to internet or disconnect from internet i get somekind of popup at top of screen like Connected to router name. And it's kinda annoying... Btw i am using ...
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restoring original colors of grayed out window

When a program is not responding its window gays out (like a transparent gray layer). But sometimes the color of that window doesn't restore after it responds again. For example when I open firefox ...
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1answer
328 views

Ubuntu Unity 13.04/13.10 systray no longer present

From what I can tell, a decision was made to remove the systray from 13.04/13.10. I managed to get it re-enabled on my upgrade for now. What I am not able to find, is the replacement solution for ...
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1answer
239 views

Eclipse's toolbar is displaying incorrectly unless I run Eclipse as root

I just installed Ubuntu 13, and while trying to set up Eclipse on my computer I ran into a weird issue- the toolbar in Eclipse refuses to function correctly if I do not run the Eclipse executable as ...
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Unity window colors are corrupt

Installed 13.04 over 10.10 by erasing and installing over. Unity seems to be corrupted - should the unity window be transparent? The window I get is like the video is corrupted, all jagged and ...
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0answers
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Is there a way of sandboxing applications so when they fail they don't crash Ubuntu entirely? [duplicate]

Sometimes I'm running CPU-intensive commands in Terminal (for example, reading/writing large amounts of data to disk) and they immediately slow down the entire Unity GUI. Is there any way of ...
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0answers
28 views

Unity Problem on 13.04 [duplicate]

Ive started using Ubuntu and when I log in i am presented with a blank desktop. I can access the terminal and have gone to the CompizConfig Settings Manager and tried to enable OpenGl and the Unity ...
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1answer
427 views

Use video for wallpaper

How can I use a video as my desktop wallpaper? I would like to have it like normal wallpaper so the icons etc. sit on top of it, just as in a static wallpaper picture. A similar question was asked at ...
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27 views

How to remove the double header for wine applications

I don't know how they are called, but when I open a wine application I see two top bars(those with the close/minimize/resize buttons) like that: Is there a way to disable this behaviour and keep ...
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1answer
270 views

Menu bar and launcher missing in new installation of ubuntu 13.04

I have just installed ubuntu 13.04 on my ThinkPad laptop. I am missing the launcher and upper bar. I only found references to the same problem for upgrades, so I tried everything written here, here ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 “Low Graphics Mode” [duplicate]

I tried to install Nvidia Drivers (GeForce GT-540M), when i rebooted the Unity Dash disappeared, i kept trying Fixed posted before then the "Low Graphics" error message appeared, my conclusion is that ...
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119 views

Graphics problems: noise-like glitch, and screen freezes in Ubuntu 13.04

I have recently upgraded to 13.04 and am using unity. I am experiencing two intermittent problems with the graphics: 1) All or part of the screen is taken up by 'noise', which lasts for about a ...
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2answers
246 views

How to recover from bad upgrade to 13.04 (Unity very slow)

Oh boy. I have two computers. On one, I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10, attempting to go to 13.04 with catastrophic results, requiring me basically to install brand new 13.04 onto machine and this ...
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6answers
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How to re-enable tray icons for applications in ubuntu 13.10?

Unfortunately in Ubuntu 13.10 there is no tray icon and whitelisting is removed. The older solutions do not work for me, e.g. I get the message: No such schema 'com.canonical.Unity.Panel' when I try ...
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832 views

after upgrading 13.10 Black screen shows up after Login? [duplicate]

My Motherboard : Gigabyte H61m s2p Graphic : Intel® Ivybridge Desktop x86/MMX/SSE2 after upgrading to 13.10 from 13.04, Black sceen shows up after Login session, it takes 15 sec. and Desktop Appears ...
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21 views

Content stick to fingers for external mouse?

Content stick to fingers in the settings seems to apply only to the trackpad of my laptop. How to make it also apply to an external mouse ?
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Ubuntu 13.04 under Parallels Desktop - Black Desktop after X Windows Update [duplicate]

I have been running Ubuntu 13.04 successfully on a MacBook Pro in a virtual machine in Parallels Desktop 9. Today (2013-10-17) after applying today's Ubuntu update, which included updates to X ...
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2answers
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How to activate subpixel font hinting for the text inside Firefox, Chrome and evince?

I used the answers to this question to tune the subpixel font hinting in the Unity interface. However, the text rendered inside Firefox , Chrome or evince doesn't use subpixel anti-aliasing. Sadly ...
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67 views

Unity and other GUI broken due to interrupted installation

General questions is this: How to troubleshoot and fix Graphical User Interface Environments on Ubuntu 13.04 if installation of one of environments was interrupted (paused) by either pressing CTRL+C ...
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1answer
273 views

Lost lockscreen after uninstalling cinnamon from 13.04, how do I get it back?

Alright, I just received a cinnamon update (presumably to Cinnamon 2.0) and for some reason that update changed my lockscreen, even though I'm using Unity. I wasn't using cinnamon anyway and wanted my ...
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119 views

Ubuntu 13.04 [32bit] AMD with nVidia installing 3.11.5 Kernel

After trying to install Kernel 3.11.5 my Unity does not want to load anymore. So I deleted this Kernel and switched back to 3.8, but still have the same issue - unity doesn't load. How can I fix it? ...
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1answer
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could not acquire name on session bus -> failed to load session ubuntu

I am running my system on a lenovo X1 since 12.10 and upgraded to 13.04 (months ago). Since today for now special reason (apart from the weekly system update from ubuntu) i can't login to unity ...
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Desktop icons settings reset at every boot

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04, and I'm having problems with the desktop icons: after every boot desktop icon setting are reset and "computer", Home Folder and Trash icons are shown on the desktop. If I ...
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Can't Switch Focus to Rhythmbox with Unity

Well, I can switch to rhythmbox, but not by just clicking on it. I must right click on it, then click on the song playing. I can always minimize to get to it. When the focus is on Rhythmbox, and I ...
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Recent update appears to have hosed Unity; can't get to a terminal

I have three Ubuntu 13.04 installations that all stopped working when updated over the last three days. The laptop is AMD A10 based and contains both 32 and 64 bit Ubuntu 13.04 (and also Fedora 19 ...
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Maximize, Minimize, Exit in the global menu

When I have a program like Firefox and the terminal maximized I have the minimize, maximize and exit controls in the global menu (at the top). I really don't like it, is it possible to get it to the ...
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1answer
139 views

Unity date applet crashes all the time (Ubuntu 13.04)

The default date applet which comes in Unity crashes all the time. When I click on it, nothing will appear (some tiny black window will appear). I restarted my system couple of times, still it didnt ...
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1answer
158 views

Reducing Ubuntu screen DPI [duplicate]

First of I apologize if this is a duplicate thread, I tried searching to no avail. I'm currently looking to reduce the entire system DPI in Ubuntu 13.04 I work better with multiple windows and the ...
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Alternative to superswitcher? (alt-tab replacement)

I am looking for an alternative to superswitcher that has the following features: -order windows in a consistent manner (e.g. by alphabet; not by most recently used) -optional: search window names ...
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1answer
166 views

pre-installed apps and Unity Dash are gone

so i'm a newbie to Ubuntu..and i have a huge miss happening on my laptop right now pre-installed apps that came with ubuntu 13.04 were gone (i think something happened while updating them) tweaks and ...
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167 views

TeamViewer does not appear in unity dash [closed]

I have a problem with teamviewer. I'm running 13.04 and decided to get teamviewer to manage my desktop remotely. I went to the teamviewer page and downloaded my version and chose to install it ...
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2answers
319 views

Add command to lauch a new application from terminal [duplicate]

I've installed BlueGriffon on Ubuntu 13.04 x64bit. I've add it to Unity Launcher by creating a "bluegriffon.desktop" file. Now I want to launch bluegriffon directly from terminal; assuming that the ...
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Unity not showing every application open

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 and I've noticed that Unity never shows every single application that is open. For example, if i view a PDF the viewer is not on the dash and not even in the alt+tab list; ...
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1answer
842 views

Desktop icons missing after “logging on” to 13.04

So I signed in to my Ubuntu 13.04 (dual booted) computer today and I noticed something strange, the unity lancher had appeared as soon as I signed in, but sign in box has stayed where it is and not ...
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1answer
554 views

Slow animations using Ubuntu 13.04

I just decided to now swap from Win to Ubuntu. Now after the install of the latest Ubuntu (13.04), the animations of the Desktop (just as open the dash-board) are very laggy and slow. I searched ...
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0answers
90 views

Integration Opera and Transmission with Unity

How to integrate Opera and Transmission with Unity? I try this: http://askubuntu.com/a/41228 https://github.com/kriomant/transmission-unity-launcher but isn't work. I mean integration like number new ...
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1answer
103 views

Change the keyboard shortcut for launching the dash in 13.04?

When I hit the Meta key I get the Unity launcher. I don't like this and would like to change it. I tried the answers from here with no luck. Mostly because the following settings directories ...
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2answers
727 views

How do I remove items from the Places section of the Files sidebar? [duplicate]

I don't use the Music, Documents, Pictures, Video, and Trash folders often enough to warrant them an honorary place on the sidebar of Ubuntu's 13.04 default file manager "Files". I would like to ...
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1answer
860 views

Run Unity and Gnome3 alongside? [duplicate]

Is it possible to have Unity and Gnome3 installed at the same time, and then be able to switch between them? I currently running Ubuntu 13.04 with Unity, and really want to try the Gnome3 desktop, ...
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mouse and keyboard work weirdly until switching the terminal

I've seen similar questions, but they seem to be somewhat different from what I'm experiencing. And the solutions don't work. First, it begins right away. I log in and I usually I can't drag the ...