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Acer Aspire Backlight Problem

I have the same problem as found on this link Screen turns black after booting, backlight only works in recovery mode on an Acer Aspire 5736z I've never used any Linux before so if someone could ...
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nVidia GeForce Go 7600? can it ever run unity? [duplicate]

My laptop, a Toshiba Qosmio G30, has a nVidia GeForce Go 7600 graphics card and it's suppose to support 3D . I am running unity 2d now . The graphic driver is --VESA: G73 Board - toshg73m-- by ...
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How to get username back on the Unity panel?

Installed kdm and used it as default. After i login into unity through i do not see my username.But if i go back to using lightdm, i have no problems. Anyone knows how to use kdm as default and ...
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Always boots into 2D mode

I have Ubuntu 12.04 and initially choosing normal Ubuntu at login gave me Ubuntu 3D. However, for a few days now, selecting either Ubuntu or Ubuntu 2D gives me 2D: ~$ echo $DESKTOP_SESSION ubuntu-2d ...
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12.04 system always freezes [closed]

Bueno, quisiera decirles que tengo varios problemas con Ubuntu 12.04, se me quedaba congelado todo excepto el mouse, si reproducía música esta se seguía escuchando pero la imagen seguía así mismo, ...
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Where is the UIM notification area icon in Unity?

When I was using Maverick, it was possible to switch the input method from a UIM indicator applet. Now that I have upgraded to Oneiric, I can't seem to switch the input method even when I open ...
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How do I remove the application title from global application menu?

I've disabled the global application menu by removing 'indicator-appmenu' via apt. Unfortunately, the window title still appears on the panel bar whenever I mouse over the application. Does anyone ...
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gVim dissapears when minimized and no way to maximize again

I am using gVim, installed using apt-get, and whenever I minimize the window it gets lost. The program is executing because I can see it in the monitor, but there is no way to bring back the editor. ...
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Problems with Opera's launcher

When I install Opera and open it the first time an Opera launcher shows up in Unity. I then set it to be kept. However, after having used Opera a couple of times the launcher stops working, and when I ...
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Drag & Drop Files and Items in Unity !

How can I drag and drop files (media files specifically) in my Unity. While playing videos or music, if I like to drop another file in the totem/vlc media player, how to do it ?
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Will Unity lets users flick the left upper corner to reveal launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to open the Unity dash when hitting the top left corner of the screen? Gnome Shell gives uses the option of flicking the left upper corner with the mouse to achieve ...
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Current GNOME Interface in Ubuntu 11.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will Unity be the only option during install I am wondering if it will be possible in Ubuntu 11.04, to use ordinary (the current) GNOME interface like the one in Ubuntu ...
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Unity interface on the Desktop in 11.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Unity after installing Desktop Edition? The web site omg Ubuntu http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/10/ubuntu-11-04-to-ship-unity-as-default-desktop/ as ...
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How can I block users to change wallpaper (under Unity in Ubuntu 12 and 14)?

Well, that's my question. I can't find a way to block users from change my institutional wallpaper. I have some PCs running Ubuntu 12.04 using Unity and others running Ubuntu 14.04 using Unity. I ...
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Ubuntu release upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 fails - log-in fails

Upgrading Ubuntu To upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10. to 14.04. I ran sudo do-release-upgrade. The first attempt failed and I found the following message in the error log: ...
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File manager not following system preferences

The menu bar of my file manager is in the window and all other applications have it in the system bar. How do I fix this issue? Image here http://i.imgur.com/6NXPhHZ.jpg
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Desktop doesn't appear after login

I updated my packages recently (I suppose to a newer kernel; I don't really know). Once I restarted, my desktop wouldn't display after I typed in my password. I did what others said and installed ...
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Eclipse fail to start in a clean workspace

I'm having a problem starting any version of eclipse in any kind of workspace (brand new or with data already). The problem started when I upgraded my OS from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04, and tried to ...
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How do I get appearances back to the normal after installing Gnome?

I installed Gnome as an alternative desktop environment on 14.04. However, since rebooting: the loader graphic when starting and shutting down my machien shows the Gnome foot rather than the Ubuntu ...
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Set scaling back to default [duplicate]

I accidentally set the scaling settings at 4, and couldn't reset them. Is there any way to reset these settings back to default? I'm running a Microsoft Surface Pro (10.6", 1920x1080), and I cannot ...
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How to get rid of the language symbol?

Migrated from 12.10 to 13.10 a couple of days ago. I speak English, British English. I have a British layout keyboard. Now I have a square symbol in the top bar (or whatever it's proper name is) with ...
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Can't log into ubuntu 13.10, tried unity, cinnamon and gnome session [duplicate]

I try to log in on the normal log in screen and the screen goes black for a second and then kicks me back to the log in screen. I can log in with a guest session just fine, however. I've tried this ...
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How to fill an invisible/empty icon in unity launcher that appeared while trying to dock a launcher?

A couple of days ago I was attempting to add an application to the unity launcher from the unity dash and instead of adding the app it created an "empty icon"(blank space) in the launcher there is no ...
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Kind-of messed up /usr/share/icons [duplicate]

i have a little problem with my icons on 12.04 :D I was installing an application from a tar-archieve but the icons for that special application were missing. So I looked up the tar again and found a ...
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Can't make Unity Launcher appear

I have Ubuntu 12.10 and I want to make unity launcher to auto-hide but when it hides it doesn't appear again unless I press the start button. Should I reinstall unity through terminal? I don't have ...
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Commands for quicklists

I am using Unity. The Quicklists feature is really useful. I added some entries in the nautilus quicklist from Ubuntu Tweak. Those commands were easy to figure out. But now i do not know how to find ...
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Second click on a launcher icon with more than one window open doesn't do a scale of that application [closed]

If I click an icon in the launcher with multiple windows open it doesn't show me all open windows for that application (like ctrl+w does for all open windows). I seem to remember it working as ...
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Can not get passed the login screen

I have the same issue as others (see Login returns to login screen [closed]). When I arrived at the login screen, I enter my password, the screen goes black for one second, displaying some text, and ...
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How to disable Unity style notification when using Gnome Shell [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Gnome 3 notifications are replaced with notify-osd when the machine goes to sleep I just install gnome shell for my Ubuntu 12.04, when I try to use Empathy, the ...
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ATI move the unity bar to another screen using binary driver

I must say, I'm really pleased with the 12.04 performance. The only real issue I had is that I needed a custom screen orientation and the binary driver had no way to move the unity launcher, as far ...
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Help with compiz window borders

I tried to make a small change in my Compiz settings, and set off a whole chain of chaos. I don't like the application switcher that I had, that switched between whole applications on Alt-tab rather ...
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How to add folders in launcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to drag a folder to the launcher from Nautilus In others Ubuntus you could just press right mouse and add launcher. In Ubuntu 11.10, I can't do that. So, how can I ...
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Just upgraded to 11.10 - How do I disable Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to revert to GNOME Classic? Forgot about unity. Apparently not as easy to disable as last time.
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Launcher doesn't respect TMPDIR

In my .bashrc, I define TMPDIR=${HOME}/tmp so temporary files are under my encrypted $HOME. emacs, invoked from the launcher, doesn't see this definition, but emacsclient, invoked from a shell does. ...
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How can I manually edit the unity top panel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get rid of double battery monitor status? After the recent update of 11.10, I am left with two battery indicators, for some reason--the new one, with the ...
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Unity / Compiz problem after update from Xorg ppa

After update from Xorg ppa (ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa) I have many problems with Unity Shell / Compiz. Preview of moving icons is broken and GTK theme of unselected windows breaks. Video: ...
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How can I use tab completion in the 'Run a command' box? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Getting completion feature with Alt+F2 in Unity? I finally upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 and so far, I am liking the experience. The only thing I have a problem with, is: ...
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Recommended installation for Asus EEE 1015PEM Netbook

I just got my Asus EEE PC 1015PEM netbook with Windows 7 starter... obviously, I'd like to install Ubuntu (not sure yet if I'd like to dual boot or completely remove win7). Anyway, I never had a ...
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What is the “show desktop” keyboard shortcut?

I just upgraded to 11.10 from 11.04. Previously the shortcut to show the desktop was Super key + D (same as in Windows), But now it is not working. What is the new shortcut?
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How to create Unity indicators?

I'm interested in Unity indicators, and wonder if there is any tutorial about how to program them. I can use the sources of the existing ones as last resort, but I'd prefer a more friendly approach ...
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How do I boot into the console and then launch the Ubuntu desktop from it?

At the Ubuntu login page I have to hit Ctrl+Alt+F1 to be able to login as an user using the command line. But how do I get to the command line first and then start the Ubuntu desktop from it?
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How can I disable recent documents in Unity?

How do I disable the tracking and display of recently opened files (and whatever else is remembered) in a default installation of Ubuntu? (This question originally concerned 11.10, but now that I'm on ...
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Is there any way to stop a window's title bar merging with the panel when maximised?

I'm working on a desktop machine with plenty of screen real-estate, so I don't need my windows' title bars to merge with the global menu bar when the windows are maximised. Moreover, I'm working on a ...
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Why is canonical choosing QT over GTK for Unity's next generation?

So much has been written that I'm kinf of confused, but if I'm not mistaken Canonical is building the next generation of Unity for mobile devices with Qt, and in the near future the desktop will also ...
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How to use Unity's global menu in GNOME Shell, if possible?

I was woundering is the is a way/possibility to use Unity's global menu with GNOME Shell on Ubuntu 11.10? It would be really nice to have it. Does anyone have an idea on how to make this real?
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How do I set the default file association in Ubuntu 13.10 Nautilus/Files with Unity to something that is not listed in the Open With tab?

There used to be an option for adding unlisted commands, but it seems to be gone. Does anyone know how to do that now?
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Change default guest session launcher applications?

Is it possible to change the default applications that appear on the Launcher for guest sessions? For example: Remove : Amazon webapp, Ubuntu One, System Options Add : Stellarium (Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Software Updater window not displaying, though open in 13.04

I have a very interesting problem that has just recently developed. I am routinely getting software updates and I can see the software updater window is available to be displayed on the task bar in ...
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How do I disable the alt-right click keyboard binding?

Using Oneiric 11.10 and Unity. I want to disable the context menu that appears with Alt+RightClick. Alt+RightClick is a much used shortcut in Blender. It's possible to remap keys in Blender, but I was ...
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Guake terminal showing up wrong in Unity

It seems Guake terminal is not aware of the Unity sidebar being hidden. Even when the sidebar is hidden, it still shows with a left offset that is based on the width of the sidebar. Additionally, the ...