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Ubuntu 14.04 often Hang/freeze on Splash Screen on boot or restart

just fresh install on new notebook ASUS X453M it's often to hang on boot or restart ubuntu, its only respond to force shutdown button i must forceshutdown and boot many times to can login to ...
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Merging window controls with top panel in Openbox (unity-like)

I really like how unity does this, and I miss this feature in #! my netbook runs on. So I'm looking for a way to tweak openbox so it will act similarly. Any clues?
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How Can I Change Close/Minimize/Max buttons in unity?

I am working on a Linux distro and I was wondering how I can change the images of close/minimize/max buttons. I do not want to move them. Just change the style. Thanks for your help in advanced!
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How can I add a custom python indicator to the unity-greeter login screen?

I've installed a custom indicator called PRIME Indicator and it shows up in the top panel (next to date time etc) after I login. I would like to show the indicator before login on the unity-greeter ...
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14.04 nvidia dual display (external+laptop) stretched display, offset desktop

When I try to attach an external monitor to my laptop, the windows are stretched oddly horizontally and the click offset is off. The nvidia settings also doesn't seem to show the built-in laptop ...
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Menu bar becomes unresponsive

The behavior isn't consistently reproducible, but I've run into it several times: I open a new instance of some application (Terminal, Chrome, it doesn't seem to matter) and the interface hangs for ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 no desktop after kernel update to 3.18.1

Using 14.10 with an ATI Radeon 5450 graphic card. Everything was working fine after installing ubuntu 14.10. Then 1 or 2 weeks ago after a normal update, some applications started crashing ...
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After updating the kernel I can't log into the desktop. Only see the wallpaper

Im using Ubuntu 14.10. I have been using Nvidia propitiatory drivers downloaded from Nvidia. Everything worked fine. In the morning I got an update to the kernel and I applied it. After restarting, ...
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Forcing appliation to open in the desktop that they have started

I don't know if this is a bug or feature? I have 4 desktops in my Ubuntu. I start an application in say Desktop #2 and then I immediately switch to Desktop #1 to continue working on another ...
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Getting rid of Unity Boxes around items, is it possible?

I had two Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit installations on two separate computers, namely Dell XPS L502X and Dell Latitude E5440. I installed similar GTK and icon themes on both of them, as a result on XPS ...
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How can I get a program I run in Wine to lock to my launcher?

I installed Evernote with Wine on Ubuntu 14.04, and it works great. I'd love to have the icon stay on the Launcher for speedy access, but when I right-click and select that option, all I get is the ...
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Unity freezes when closing or minimizing a window

On a very fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04, it sometimes happens that when I close or minimize a window, Unity freezes. I can not interact with the panel or any application, only move the mouse around. A ...
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Ubuntu themes directory

I downloaded a few themes from various ppa's, and i don't like the button for closing, minimalizing etc. Are those themes stored in some kind of directory where i can edit their files? I'm using Unity ...
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Two Matlab icons in Dash [duplicate]

I installed Matlab R2014a on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit without any problems; however the default entry in the dash could not be pinned to the launcher, so I sought an alternative solution and wrote my ...
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Ubuntu Desktop has changed appearance after installing tweak and Gnome

I have a recent install of Ubuntu 14.04. I just installed a few things as recommended to do on howtoubuntu here, and on unixmen here. As a consequence the appearance of my Ubuntu environment has ...
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How do I remove Evolution from indicator-message?

The indicator-message (envelope icon) on Unity panel shows Evolution and Unity mail but I want it to show Unity mail only. I don't want to remove Evolution. I just want Unity mail in indicator-message ...
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No dash, no launcher in Ubuntu 14.10

I am presented with the same issue that the one described here: no dash and no launcher upon login. I am creating a new question though because the solution doesn't resolve the problem. Note that I ...
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ubuntu and unity randomly unresponsive

Some times randomly, ubuntu 14.04 gets unity super slow and unresponsive, and when using the browser i get the screen pretty chopped when scrolling down. (like in the image) ubuntu in general gets ...
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Must hold keyboard button to type

I've researched this problem everywhere and only found that most solutions revolve around disabling "slow keys" (which i've already done). But this solution is usually given when all buttons on the ...
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14.04, Gnome Hang

Approximately every hour or so, the GUI on my fresh 14.04 / NVidia Binary / Dell laptop hangs. Bailing out to console and have a look at syslog, the last entry is: apcid: client 1146[0:0] has ...
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Where to create Desktop entry for Eclipse?

I recently installed eclipse and also created desktop entry file in /usr/share/applications location as shown in this video Install Eclipse Luna for Java EE in Ubuntu 14.04 but it didn't work. ...
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How can I remove google chrome from launcher?

When I first installed Ubuntu, I installed google chrome directly by a terminal by running some commands that I found in another thread, I don't remember which ones, something like apt-get I think. I ...
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Difference between Login in Ubuntu 14.04 tty1 and Initial Login

I have installed Compiz Settings Manager and misconfigured something, its consequence was all things disappeared from window other than background. I found a solution for this issue. Now problem is ...
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Can I embed a script/program on my desktop?

I've seen many apps that have their "widgets" that show up on the desktop, so I want to ask this: Can I integrate a little piece of script (Ruby code) onto Unity so that it appears on my desktop? It ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 dash and other animations slow

I am using ubuntu 14.10 Utopic unicorn right now. Everything runs smoothly except Ubuntu Dash and animation in window spread and in opening and closing appps. I have disabled the animations in ...
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Maximize over two screens

EDIT: I ended up installing KDE and everything worked as expected. I think that there must be something built into Unity that simply will not allow windows to stretch over two screens in the way I was ...
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Ubuntu top bar gone transparent, themes not working, No notification icons

Problem : Today I was installing gtk+3.12 and i installed some dependencies! This has messed up my installation and i have lost the top bar which shows as transparent and also the notifications ...
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High load when using “Scale for menu and title bars” on Nvidia proprietary driver

I have a 3200x1800 screen and use the "Scale for menu and title bars" setting at 2.0 to make text and buttons large enough to use with my eyesight. It looks great and works. However, the load on the ...
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Graphical windows don't stack properly

After upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04 (which got interrupted in the middle of the upgrade, but I was able re-upgrade it so the entire system was installed) everything works fine, except graphical ...
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How to stop Ctrl+= being swallowed?

I want to bind C-= in Emacs but Emacs sees it as "=". Emacs is 24.3 running in gnome-terminal on Ubuntu 14.10. xev sees that Control is pressed but C-v C-= in bash prints only "=". I assume that ...
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Black bar on right side of screen. Covers UI

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC. Well the other day we had a power outage and when I rebooted the computer I have a black vertical bar on the right side of my screen. It doesn't show up on guest ...
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Restoring themes and icons to default state?

I tried to install various themes on Ubuntu 14.04.1 on two computer though I succeed on one I completely messed up on the other. The problem is although I have deleted the theme files and ppa-purged ...
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Unity CTRL + ALT + DEL set default value to 'Lock'

When I press CTRL + ALT + DEL I get a dialog with two buttons: Log-out and Lock. I spent a significant portion of my time working on Windows workstations, and the default there is Lock. It is a ...
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Adding a dash to Tint2 taskbar

I'm customising my Ubuntu 14.04 install and one of the changes I'd like to make is adding a Windows-like taskbar, and for that I've chosen Tint2. I'd like to completely replace the Unity launcher ...
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How to configure an external HDD installation of Ubuntu to work with a different PC

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on an external HDD that I am using with a Dell Laptop. I wanted to check, if I plug in the HDD to another PC (HP) will the set-up automatically detect and update ...
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Changes in /etc/lightdm.conf.d/*conf or /etc/lightdm.conf makes any difference

I am trying to make my lightdm use a correct setup of my displays both for login and session. I have most likely misunderstood something here, but by reading the wiki I did the following: I have ...
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Trouble enabling GPU scaling with amd graphics card [closed]

I need to enable GPU scaling to get dark souls II to work. I have downloaded the AMD catalyst control center, but the linux version has next to no settings, and no field for GPU scaling. Is there any ...
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completely remove lubuntu-dekstop [duplicate]

I am running ubuntu 14.10 and I installed lubuntu running sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop Then I tried to remove it with sudo apt-get purge lubuntu-desktop but the login menu, and the login ...
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How to customize unity launcher

I've tried to find any information about customizing Unity, here is a link to the official documentation but it didn't help for me - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Unity/Theming#Unity_Panel Maybe I lose ...
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Purge video driver installation and set to default values

this is the (temporary, though) solution I found It's not permanent because it's really uncomfortable, but since it was saying me that the nvidia module wasn't loaded, I googled looking for one of ...
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File manager with search functionality for Lubuntu or Xubuntu

I used Ubuntu 11.10 for some time but since they recommend updates and security, I have to use latest Ubuntu. Unfortunately Ubuntu 14 does not work with my graphics because of heavy 3d since only have ...
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Unity / Panel Managment

I'm new to Ubuntu, and I would like to unite the unity panel with the top status panel in one panel... What I'm trying to do is to make a single panel, something Windows-like. Is this possible to do ...
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cannot lock screen, create a new user or switch users in unity

I tried lubuntu-desktop once as an alternative desktop environment alongside unity and then removed it, however from then on I have to login twice and any new users created fail to login, the lock ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 64bit X windows has no icons

Hi I have been using Ubuntu 14.10 for a while now. It boots into X windows (Ubuntu desktop by default). Suddenly now the purple background is still the same, the mouse moves but there are NO icons, ...
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The “not-Uncommon problem for the Unity 3D users”; looking for a fix!

The Unity 3D desktop is not working, and because it's Ubuntu 12.04 that I'm using, I also had a default alternative Unity 2D (..heard that Unity 2D won't be there for newer releases!). I do have quite ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't login after typing password

After typing the password on the login screen, Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't log on. The mouse cursor is visible and moving and the lights on keyboard light up and I have an Internet connection and opted to ...
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Not allowed to close a window after clicking the icon on the laucher

After clicking the icon of the application on the launcher I am not allowed to close when hovering over one of the windows and it is not focusing on the one my mouse is over,and I saw that it is ...
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Ubuntu Eclipse window disappears

I am using ubuntu 14.10 with 4 virtual desktops and the newest eclipse ide (4.4.1). Unfortunately I encounter a very annoying bug with this setup: When I try to maximize the eclipse window, it is ...
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How to close one of two minimised ovelapping laucher icons?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and I have a problem I have to close a window that is minimized without maximize it and it's icon is overlapping with another one on the launcher so I can't close one without ...
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Install unity panel in ubuntu 14.10 having gnome 3

Ubuntu gnome take preety much space at the top because of which I get a very small space for coding. I want to know if there is any way to remove the default gnome panel and install unity panel ...