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how to get genome 3 on ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit [duplicate]

i dont know that whether i am using unity launcher or any other launcher but it is clear that i have never made any changes in my ubuntu but now i want to get genome 3 in my desktop can any one give ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Low Graphics Error [duplicate]

I am complete noob on ubuntu and just tried to install ubuntu on the following spec machine: CPU - Intel Pentium 4 2.4Ghz RAM - 2GB DDR HDD - 80Gb Video Card - Integrated in VIA S3 Savage 8 (S3 ...
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Notifications go crazy when using dual monitors with an ATI Radeon

When you configure the system with dual monitor xinerama, everything works fine exept the notification area, goes crazy when I try to raise or lower the volume for example that flashes across the ...
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Hangouts in systray on ubuntu 12.04

there's a way to have the hangouts icon in the systray? i'm trying to use the dconf editor, but i don't known the specific exeption that i have to put in the whitelist string for the hangouts icon. ...
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Unity 2D on 10.04? [closed]

Why is there no Unity support for Lucid Lynx? The newer versions of Ubuntu are too buggy - the LTS version is well supported. Why does Canonical not work on any new features as Unity for this ...
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Where are the Desktop Applications Listed?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.1 on PC. Where is the menu located which will give me GUI access to all the installed Software, Programs and settings? I can only see the Help Menu.
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(Almost) barebones Ubuntu installation [closed]

All I need is Ubuntu and Unity, no other apps, not even Software Center. How can I accomplish that?
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Ubuntu slow - Ubuntu based distros fast [closed]

I always wanted to use Ubuntu as my main operating system - mainly because of unity. Unfortunately i can't. Whenever i install Ubuntu on my pc, Ubuntu is running as slow as my grandma. I have tried ...
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Remove Unity And Replace With Something Different [duplicate]

I need to "Safely" remove Unity 12.04 and replace it with something Different. I have looked and I have tried a couple of things (one which caused a complete re-install of Ubuntu). So maybe someone ...
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Chrome not working with Launcher [closed]

I'm using the Dev Chrome, but it's interfering with unity launcher, whenever I press Win key to access the dash nothing happens neither the Alt+Tab works, at least over chrome, but in the background ...
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Upgraded to 14.10 - No longer prompted for Privilege Escalation

I upgraded from 14.04 to 14.10. The process was not exactly smooth. I had space errors on /boot so some of the updates failed. I was finally able to get everything update. Now though nothing in ...
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Reset Unity to original icons [closed]

I am very new to Ubuntu and was looking for a way to make it look like Windows as we are hoping to switch over at work, but I don't want to have to teach everyone a whole new way of doing things. I ...
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Do the newest amd graphics drivers still crash Ubuntu?

I've had a lot of trouble with fglrx drivers in the past, and I don't particularly feel like re-installing Ubuntu today, so does anyone know if the current amd software(seeing they've made an entirely ...
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I have many problems after installing Gnome 3.10 [closed]

I just tried to install Gnome 3.10 on my Ubuntu 13.10 and now my OS is totally destroyed. I am also seeing lots of lag. How can I revert it or install it correctly? I uninstalled it, but this did not ...
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How to fix the screen being to bright in Ubuntu 12.04 and up

How to fix the screen brightness and color being too bright in ubuntu.
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Can you choose not to use Unity on install? [closed]

I have been using Ubuntu since version 9 and found it very friendly and wonderful to work with. Is there a way to choose Gnome-classic or other desktops on install?
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What are the difference between Unity and Ubuntu GNOME? [duplicate]

Taking a look at Ubuntu GNOME, screenshots i.e, and it Ubuntu GNOME looks quite similar to Unity. I was wonder if anyone which experience of the two would be kind enough to share their views.
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Compiz not working on 11.10? [closed]

My PC Specifications: DELL gx620 Pantuim 4 3.20GHZ [HT] EMT64 2G in RAM Nvidia Quadro fx1700 So why can't I use Compiz effects.