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Blank Screen upon login after installing openGL

I have an Inspiron N5010 running Ubuntu13.10 64b. It uses Intal HD Graphics (i.e. no ATI/Nvidia graphics card) I need a software that uses OpenGL, and I installed multiple packages using synaptic ...
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Add a persistent progress bar to launcher icon

I'm trying to write a script (python) to add a progress bar to an launcher icon. When I execute my script the icon changes, then my script exits and it changes right back. How do I change the icon in ...
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12.04 Unity - Windows Consistently Jump Behind Main Menu Bar

I have run a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and installed all the latest updates, and have not made any alterations to the interface. However I am presented with a persistent problem: When using ...
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DASH does not display the letter “C”

I saw a similar reference here but my issue is the letter "C". Up until yesterday, I did not have this issue. I have not installed any software or made hardware changes. I tried the solution from the ...
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make Ubuntu search by default in all categories?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. Every time I want to search for something using the Super key, Unity has set its search category (filter) for videos (nothing else), although I chose the last times to look ...
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Unity Launcher resets on Reboot and Unity Tweak Tool no longer working

I have a new issue to report. As of this morning, on startup, my entire Ubuntu system looked a little different. What I discovered was that my Unity Launcher had reset to their primal defaults (i.e. ...
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Making title bars transparent in Unity isn't working

I've found this way to make title bars in Unity transparent: Open dconf-editor Navigate to org.compiz.gwd Modify metacity-theme-active-opacity and metacity-theme-inactive-opacity However, ths ...
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Fresh Ubuntu 13.10 install has slow unity animations with Haswell integrated graphics

I got a new PC with an i5-4570 that has an HD4600 integrated graphics card. (It also came with a discrete Radeon 7670 card which I disabled in the BIOS because it seem it is easier to get along with ...
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Display date/time in Ubuntu lock screen (cinnamon-like)

I was using Ubuntu 13.04 till a few days ago. I had installed Nemo and I guess cinnamon got installed too (I was still using Unity nonetheless). One of the good things about that was the lock screen ...
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Gnome extensions don't work! I've tried everything!

When I go to https://extensions.gnome.org/, and try to install an extension, it clicks on, but nothing happens to my shell. Then, when I reload the page, the slider has turned off. Here are the things ...
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Unity theme corrupted

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10. I have got a bug with my Ubuntu ambiance theme as seen on the picture. It caused many menus,buttons with gray color squares. How can I restore it.
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compiz errors when restarting unity

So I've been having problems with unity/compiz specifically 3 errors/warnings that I cannot get fixed: compiz(decor) - Warn: no default decoration found, placement will not be correct Error: unity....
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Create a virtual reality environment : seek suggestions

Im running on a Oculus Rift Integrated OS. I am trying to gather information about how I would go about creating a virtual reality environment. Where a users actions through their control panel and ...
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High resolution Ubuntu?

This was posted some time ago, and I hadn't heard of progress in this area - was hi-res Gnome/Unity/KDE improved recently in 13.04/13.10? http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/06/what-does-ubuntu-look-like-...
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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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Is there a way to disable 4-finger unity gestures without compiling unity sources?

To date I could only find solutions that involve recompiling unity sources and avoiding updates, is there a way to disable 4-finger unity gestures without compiling unity sources? UPDATE I already ...
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Why are apps disappearing after I install them?

I am new to Ubuntu (and Linux in general). I installed Ubuntu 13.04 (after many installs of 12.04 and failed Office installs even though the web swears it's possible). I gave up on getting Office ...
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stop emacs server being killed on logout

I'd like to run an emacs server in the background and have it persist after logout. I do not want to start it a system service since it's not a system service. A more practical reason is that I'm not ...
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How can I prevent close session/shutdown/reboot when certain console program is executing?

I want to disable close session/shutdown/reboot from Gnome (Unity/Lightdm) when lftp is executing. Is there any way? Perhaps with polkit?
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How to access unity theme details programmatically?

What is the best approach to find about the details of theme which is currently in use in Unity DE? example : icons, colors ... I don't know much about the Unity configurations and I assume that there ...
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USB devices do not appear in desktop or launcher (not automounted)

After a recent upgrade, the USB devices are not appearing in desktop or launcher. When plugged in, devices power up. lsusb shows this output, <truncated> Bus 001 Device 005: ID 174c:5106 ...
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wrapCallback is not defined in unity webapps

Here is what i trying. I am loading a this code in a js file on my site. Error seams to be util.js is not getting loaded // ==UserScript== // @require utils.js // ==/UserScript== window.Unity =...
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How can I add “recent documents” to the bookmarks sidebar?

I really like the "recent documents" bookmark that appears when I'm adding a file with a dialog opened by a program. How can I do so that it always appears among the bookmards in the sidebar when I ...
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Is it possible to open everything in a Unity drawer by a keyboard shortcut?

I have started using Drawers. I have a drawer that contains dragged and dropped files. I want to open everything in the drawer via a shortcut key. Is this possible? I tried to select all items in ...
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Nautilus / Files does not use icon theme

I just installed a new icon theme on my laptop (ubuntu 13.04). Unfortunately, nautilus/files (version 3.6.3) keeps showing the wrong folder icons (from the Humanity-Theme). As far as I can tell, every ...
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Chromium Web Apps will not install after I am prompted. Unity extension is installed

Chromium Web Apps will not install even after I am prompted. The unity extension is installed. This is a fresh Ubuntu 13.04 64 bit install and the system was updated directly after the installation. ...
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How to check if everything is ok with Unity3D in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

Please read the full post and then judge me. As suggested, to setup Unity3D mode I at first checked /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p and Unity 3D support came positive. OpenGL vendor string: ...
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Can not override Super hotkey

I binded Super+A Super+S Super+Z and Super+X keys to switch among 1-4 workspaces. Super+Z and Super+X work as expected, but Super+A launches search applications, just Super launches search and Super+S ...
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Forcing screensaver lockout time for all users in Unity

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and Unity. Is there a way to force the screensaver lockout time using an admin account? By default each user can change their lockout time. I need to be able to prevent this....
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Ubuntu 13.04 put resolution at 1024x768

After the installation of Ubuntu 13.04, I have the resolution at 1024x768 instead of 1280x800, and even after switching all the possible drivers in Settings, the situation doesn't change. Plus, this ...
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Improving Steam performance on Ubuntu 13.04 with Nvidia

Hello I have a question regarding tweaking Unity performance so that you can actually game using steam with smooth frame rates. I have a Dell Precision M6300 mobile workstation with a Quadro FX1600M ...
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Move Window Controls of Maximised Window to Right

I can move my window controls from following this and this discussion from askubuntu.com. Normal Window Controls do work fine. However maximized windows don't seem to follow this rule. When window ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 & Ehanced Desktop Zoom

With The new release of Ubuntu 13.04. Does the sidebar and top bar enlarge now when you zoom in using the Compiz enhanced desktop zoom. I saw that the new version uses Unity 7 so I'm really hoping the ...
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Why does CTRL key resize window in Unity desktop?

I have an almost out-of-the-box install of 12.04 Precise. I am familiar with assigning and reassigning keyboard shortcuts, as I interact with my computer almost entirely through the keyboard. I am ...
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Unity is not working after installing nvidia-313 drivers

Neither the window manager, I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 in a Hp Pavilion dv2000, the installation was fine except for some annoying graphic glitches, so I decide to install the nvidia Drivers from ...
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What is source of local videos for unity video lens?

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04. I tried to use unity music, photos and video lenses. Music and photo lenses doesn't show any result. I found that it is because it depends upon rhythmbox and shotwell ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Unity Social Lens Not Showing Anything

My Unity social lens is empty. I've enabled social networking in my online accounts. I've installed the Friends Twitter client, which is working fine. Anyone any ideas?
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Is there any way to get proper Unity WebApps integration in Firefox?

In Chromium, if I open, say, Facebook as a webapp, the window that appears has no url, tabs, nor bookmarks bar -- making it a web app rather than just a browser window. However, if I do the same ...
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“X shares a lot of system state across process boundaries”

The background I was to get informed about the state of Wayland adoption by Ubuntu, when I learned it's not any more an option and there is something named Mir in the place instead. So I wanted to ...
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problems with unity and gnome classic desktops - how to reinstall and clean them

I have ubuntu 12.04.02 and I always use kde 4.10.1. Sometimes I need to switch to unity or gnome classic (with effects), the problem is that when I log in with one of them I can't access "settings ...
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My-Weather-Indicator alternatives?

I've just removed the applet "My-Weather-Indicator"... this applet is really cool, but once or twice a day crashes on my ubuntu 12.10, so I decided to remove it. Is there any valid alternative ? I ...
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synaptics multitouch not working 12.04

I have a laptop (Acer 7745G) with a synaptics touchpad that should support up to 3 finger multitouch if I am interpreting the output of grep "TouchPad: buttons" /var/log/Xorg.0.log correctly. The ...
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Webapp shown twice once started

I added a few webapps to my starter panel and if I start one of it the chromium icon appears below of it. Chromium itself is locked to the starter separately, that means that once I start the webapp I ...
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Create a virtual desktop and share it over the internet

I was wondering if there is anyone who has an idea how to do a display trick. Here is the deal, I have Ubuntu on my laptop and we have a bunch of desktop computers in the university. I can't unplug ...
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how to change autodim time

I'm running Unity on 12.04 Precise. Settings > Brightness & Lock lets me control whether the screen dims to save power, but not to control how long to wait before dimming. How do I do that?
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How not to show separate browser instance in Unity for Web Apps?

I've been working on using the WebApps available in Ubuntu such as Facebook and Reddit. I've been using QLE to add more things to the quicklist to add more functionality to them. I was going to ...
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Alt-Tab stopped working after upgrade to QQ / 12.10

I recently upgraded from PP to QQ which broke the ability to switch between running applications by pressing Alt+Tab which is such a showstopper I never believed could ever be. The affected host is a ...
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Hide Skype from panel with apparmor and keep links in chat openable

To hide Skype from unity panel we can add file /etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.skype with such content: # Last Modified: Tue Jun 12 03:49:49 2012 by izx # REPOSITORY: http://apparmor.test.opensuse.org/...
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Youtube scope for unity dash

I just added the scope-youtube from the Lens for Unity ppa (atareao/lenses) along with the yavol needed lens to work with. I can open the yavol config tool to select browser/download/whatever, and the ...
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How do I fix this Unity rendering issue (VMware guest)?

I have just download the Ubuntu desktop and show me this: I use the Windows 7.