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How do I solve duplicate icons, slightly differently named, for MarvinSketch? [duplicate]

I am running on 32 bit Ubuntu 15.04 and I have MarvinSketch installed (FYI Marvin is released as a .sh file). New MarvinSketch (or more specifically the Marvin suite to which MarvinSketch belongs) ...
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How can I fix E: unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages

I have ran into many issues istalling steam on my Ubuntu Chromebook, so I was trying to install the package libc.so.6. I was running the command sudo apt-get install libc6*, but still I have no luck.
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Unity Through VNC from scratch

I'm a complete newB to Linux (my last interaction with unix was pre CDE) I'm now setting up an Ubuntu server to replace a box by an expensive insecure competitor (ms) and need some form of remote ...
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Clear Unity search when the search window is closed

Is it possible to make the search bar clear after I click a program, or close out of the Unity search? Currently if I type something into the search, click the result that I want, then go to make ...
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Unity Launcher and Top Panel disappeared in 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I am able to see my desktop background only. My terminal is working. I'm using Dell Vostro 3445 with AMD E1.
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Prevent overwriting blacklist for Unity.Devices when bringing system out of suspension

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I have set a device blacklist for my Unity launcher to prevent my SD card's icon from appearing there: gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Devices blacklist ...
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“Leftover” Application icons in Unity dashboard

I realized I installed the wrong version of Skype and uninstalled it using apt-get remove skype. Everything went well but when I launched my Unity dock, I could still see this file with the icon. Same ...
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CCSM messed up unity, launcher missing

I installed CompizConfig Setting Manager and when I launched it I just clicked the show mouse option. My screen began flashing black and changing resolution and whatnot so I clicked it again to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 cannot unlock “user accounts” panel

Already happened time ago but I cannot remember the solution (remove some in home directory, I think). I cannot unlock some panels like the "User Accounts" even though I am an administrator. Also ...
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Reduce delay for re-clicking a .desktop entry in Unity launcher

I have a number of homemade desktop entries in my Unity launcher, and I perceive that after I click on any of them, the clicked item experiences a delay of 5 or 6 seconds before it will respond to ...
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Unity keep changing windows manager/template i don't relly now [screenshots]

After ugrading from lts 14.04 to last release 15, Unity keeps constansly changing windows manager or gtk theme don't really know which, also, gnome 3 doesn't work, i also had mate and xfce installed, ...
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(Xubuntu)How to 'Right Click-Delete' apps in the Applications Menu, like the uninstall feature in Unity

Right clicking reveals several options for the selected app, but I cant actually uninstall the app, instead I have to open the Software Center and manually uninstall. Is there a way to simplify this ...
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Applications' screens positioning via CompizConfig does not work

I have 3 monitors and 6 virtual desktops (3x2). The tool is able to position application windows only on the proper virtual desktop, but not also on the proper monitor. For example, I tested on ...
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xorg discrepancies between Unity and Mate

After wasting lots of time with Unity trying to configure some 3 monitors with acceleration properly, i tried xfc and also Mate where the displays and acceleration performs well, out-of-the-box, ...
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Can't get Unity to reload after closing LightDM (Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS)

Earlier this morning, my computer was running a little slow, and I decided to try to close Xorg using the System Manager(btw, I had done this a couple of times before without any ill effects). ...
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How to stop Unity from moving windows on its own between two monitors

I'm working on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS with two monitors. I also have 4 workspaces configured. What I've noticed is that often, when I switch to another workspace and come back again, the two windows that ...
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No login prompt to GUI after motherboard upgrade

After changing motherboard in my Ubuntu 15.04 computer I ran into problem with logging in GUI. For an instant moment I see a standard login window. Immediately thereafter the following window shows. ...
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Unity indicators missing

I messed something up while using CompizConfig. All of the indicators in the top-right (session management, time, Internet connection) are gone. How can I bring these back?
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A unity applet that acts as a symbols storage

I think that this applet existed somewhere before, but right now I'm googling and can't find it anywhere. I need an applet (Unity, Ubuntu 14.04) that show rare symbols that I may need to type from ...
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How to add wallpapers changing throughout the day to unity? [duplicate]

In GNOME (or MATE) there was a "cosmos" slideshow. How to add something like that to Unity and how to control it? Can this be done without installing additional software?
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Vertical gap at hidden launchers place even for maximized windows after upgrade

Original Image Link I have hidden launcher with auto hide option, and use docky. This strange gap started appearing after I did a dist-upgrade recently to update system. Is there any solution for ...
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stuck on tty; cannot return to ubuntu-dekstop

Before this I had a problem with low graphics mode, then I got into tty trying to fix it. Now I can run apt-get update, but cannot install ubuntu-desktop because it is unable to locate the package ...
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No Unity, launcher and dash on Ubuntu 14.04

I was tried to put the launcher on the bottom with some tutorials that I saw on the internet. The problem is that after install some of them my launcher and dash are gone. But my files are still here. ...
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software center in my ubuntu 14.04 is crashed

software center in my ubuntu 14.04 is crashed 2015-05-06 06:18:20,287 - softwarecenter.region - WARNING - failed to use geoclue: 'org.freedesktop.Geoclue.Error.notAvailable: Geoclue master client has ...
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OS doesn't turn on after update

I was trying to update Ubuntu to the newest version yesterday, then when I had a problem like this one: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears, I just restarted the computer with the ...
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Restore Network Manager to Global Menu Bar?

Just upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04 and now I no longer have the option to manage he network from my global menu bar. I need this o connect to my VPNs. Any thoughts on how to restore this? Thanks
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What is the application None?

As the title, what is the application None? Sometimes I'm experiencing bugs with the unity menu bar of eclipse. In this short video I show what the problem is; at 10'', a report bug opens (you can ...
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How to disable grouping in Unity application switcher

How do you make the Unity application switcher ignore groups, so it always shows and switches between applications, and doesn't do any groupings? I've seen some similar questions about modifying ...
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Cant login into Unity. Ubuntu 14.04

I've been using KDE for a year, I decided I needed a change and installed Enlightment. I was not convinced and now I want the classic Unity desktop. It doesn't work, I did sudo apt-get install ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 change wallpaper and launcher of guest session

I've seen this, but making a whole new special purpose user isn't what I want. I just want to change the default launcher icons and the wallpaper. I've tried creating /etc/guest-session/auto.sh and ...
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USB mouse unusable in Unity

Is there something special you have to do to get a USB mouse or trackball to work in Unity? I was using a USB trackball with Gnome-Shell on a laptop and it worked perfectly. When I switch to Unity, I ...
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Expo edges and wallpaper not working after reboot

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I'm using Compiz and its Wallpaper and Expo plugins. Since yesterday, after every reboot my first wallpaper won't show anymore and the edge setting won't work, so ...
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ubuntu 12.04 falls back to login or no icons in gui [duplicate]

after hours of searching for solutions i am quite confused and frustrated now. None of the solutions here helped. This is what happend and what i did. Suddenly after days of offline the 12.04 ubuntu ...
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Since 15.04 Upgrade, Lost my Terminal/Shell

Since I've upgraded to 15.04 I've lost my terminal. I cannot fall back to using xterm because xterm is simply not as good as the basic Ubuntu terminal! How do I get it back? When I click the ...
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What does the unity/compiz error “FBO is incomplete” mean and how can I fix it?

I am having trouble with Unity after an upgrade to 14.04 (and still there after another update to 14.10 which was due to me not paying attention) I have no unity or anything else and only have ...
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Will Ubuntu MATE break Unity desktop?

I'm currently running ubuntu 14.04. I installed gnome alongside unity and it seems to work without issue using lightdm as the default display manager (using gdm as default previously broke unity). My ...
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Crawling desktop on Ubuntu 14.04.2 server on an Intel S1200v3RPS server board

I asked this question earlier but have more specific situation to report. I have this new S1200v3RPS motherboard and it runs fine with Ubuntu except when it comes to using the Desktop. The desktop ...
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How to remove this leftover from pantheon desktop? [duplicate]

I gave a try to pantheon desktop, and ever since after uninstalling it, whenever I resume from a suspend, I get this: Since elementary.io is a link to elementary OS, and pantheon is from this OS, I ...
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Autorunning Plex command In Ubuntu Unity on Chromebook?

I have managed to get the Plex Media Server running on my Chromebook via Crouton and Unity. The only thing is that it won't load unless I run the command sudo su -c /usr/sbin/start_pms plex Is there ...
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The command to change desktop picture? [duplicate]

How can I change the desktop background picture from command-line on Unity, without using the settings panel?
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Is there any way to open all instances of a particular application without having to click on its icon multiple times?

I'm using Unity. If there's any desktop version out there that supports this I'd be curious to know about it. For example, say I have 3 terminals open. Whenever I click on the terminal icon on the ...
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Docky runs as regular plank. How can I get docky back?

I'm currently using docky as my primary app launcher. One day, docky just started running as regular plank. It just looks like regular plank, with regular plank settings window and options and no ...
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Ubuntu won't work after updating nvidia drivers

Ok so new to Ubuntu and trying to get used to it but hitting some major road blocks. I have an nvidia gtx 750 ti graphics card and loaded Ubuntu on to my desktop. The first issue I ran into was I had ...
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Unity Launcher icon size slider jumps back to default

Until I updated from 14.04 to 14.10 I could set the unity "Launcher icon size" on the Look tab under Appearance under System Settings (red cogwheel/spanner icon on the sidebar by default). I have the ...
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Is there anyway to get unity permenant on desktop but hides in maximised apps? [duplicate]

New to Ubuntu and just wanting to know if you can have unity on the desktop as a permanent bar and then have it fade away when you maximise an app but can still have it appear when you place your ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Launcher won't open

I've read through literally 1-2 hours of similar questions, and this time, no answers have helped :( Everytime I log in, I just get my wallpaper, a cursor, and a right click menu. I've reset compiz ...
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Chrome broken unity launcher [duplicate]

I'm having problems with the Chrome launcher icon for Ubuntu 14.04. When I open Chrome for the first time, both via the icon launcher (call it icon1) that through any other way, it creates a new icon ...
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Unity and Gnome 3 Lock Screen

I installed Ubuntu Unity 14.10. Recently, I added the Gnome 3 shell so that I can run both. At my login screen, I can choose which one to log in to. I have noticed that when I choose to log in with ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Why can User bypass password at Unity Login?

We've had Ubuntu on my wife's computer at home for several years now and as far as I am aware, she has always had to use her password to login. However, a couple of days ago, she pointed out to me ...
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Windows open second from top when I use hotkeys

I like using assigned keyboard shortcuts (hotkeys) to open commonly used applications. For example Ctrl+Super+F Opens Firefox for me. When I do it this way, it opens just bellow the currently active ...