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Does version 12.10 support AMD graphics HD 6450

Running 12.10 (64 bit) / Unity / on HP Pavillion elite , Intel core i7 (3.2ghz), 12 gb memory Graphics is listed as unidentified, need help please Thanks in advance Pete
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Can I set up LIRC to enable me to navigate the Unity Launcher, using my MCE Remote Control, and how would I do this?

I have MythTV front-end, XBMC and Steam Linux installed and running fine on my Ubuntu 12.04 HTPC and would like to be able to control the machine by IR Remote Control, without having to plug in a ...
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Unity broken after regular updates

Today I updated Ubuntu 12.04 with the Update Manager as usual. After that I restarted the system as required. When I logged in again the sidebar has only the trash can, the dash button and the switch ...
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Official Daily PPA for Unity?

I found couple of blocker bugs in Unity which came installed in 12.10 and swtiched to GNOME Shell. Is there official ppa for Unity to check if developers fixed the bugs already?
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Is Ubuntu Phone's GUI going to be ported to desktop Ubuntu?

Now that even cheap laptops are coming with touchscreens I was wondering if Canonical plans to include its new touch version of Unity GUI on regular Ubuntu for use in laptops and desktops.
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Launch bar problem

Pls see the attached image, seem to me that I press a key combination that put numbers in my launch bar and not allow it to hide. How can I restore my default launch bar behavior and remove those ...
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Global menu not showing in Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity

I am on Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity shell. I am not quite sure what happened, but today I noticed that the menubar (containing 'File, Edit, etc...') is not appearing on the panel as it used to (i.e. the ...
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Music lens doesn't work

My brother did something and now the music lens doesn't work. Now there's no filter and no search results. Yesterday, everything worked. How do I reinstall this lens?
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I removed something called Unity webapp integration (I don't remember exactly), and now I don't have Unity, how to revert this?

Yesterday I think I removed something called Unity webapp integration (I don't remember exactly) Now when I log in to Ubuntu, only the image of the desktop and its content are displayed, there's no ...
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Get rid of unity without login-screen and root

Before close as duplicate please read my constraints: I have no root My box is a 12.04. virtual machine in some rack I login from windows using Nomachine NX, it directly sends me to the desktop, no ...
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Startup problem in a fresh 12.10 installation

I have downloaded 12.10 image recently, and burned it to disc to install on my laptop. Everything worked fine until now, when I started it first time it got stuck on loading (Ubuntu title and dots ...
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What is alternative to Unity's lens for Gnome Shell?

Is there any functionality like lens for Gnome shell? or any modified version of Gnome Shell.
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Will unity stop being a plugin for Compiz?

I ask this as with the Unity Desktop running , when I try any games with my Ubuntu 12.04.1 I get so much frame rate drop with Unity and Compiz. If I switch to Gnome-Classic which uses mutter, I get a ...
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Why doesn't indicator-cpufreq show up in panel? [closed]

I'm using 12.04 and I want to add "indicator-cpufreq" to my panel. It's installed and I try to launch it manually through Alt+F2. It just doesn't show up. Does anyone know why?
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Hiding the Launcher sidebar of Ubuntu Unity with CompizConfig

I am using CompizConfig to hide the Launcher at the side of Ubuntu Unity's home screen. So I followed a tutorial, I went to Ubuntu Unity plugin, and I set the Hide Launcher to autohide, but it still ...
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PPA for bleeding edge version of Unity

I have been reading about some great new features in Ubuntu 12.10's Unity, like photo lens and right click actions and so on, but I don't want to upgrade due to missing features and bugs in the ...
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No “Place Windows” option in CCSM?

I can't find the place windows option in CCSM. Do I have to download something? I am using Ubuntu 12.04. EDIT: Solved. Found it by Typing "place" in the search bar.
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Reinstall Ubuntu Without Losing my Personal Folder

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I don't know what happened to my Unity and Unity 2D, but it doesn't work anymore, only Gnome Classic does (When I try to start using Gnome-Shell, the session starts with Gnome ...
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Re-setting Ubuntu, checking files

Is there any way to check files in Ubuntu and reset config if there is something wrong? Some application that will go through the files and detects if they are in a good standing.
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How do I remove duplicate Chromium extension: Unity Integration?

I have installed preview release PPA of the Unity Web Apps feature in Ubuntu 12.04. It works with a few minor problems but I understand it is a preview and not perfect yet. My problem is I seem to ...
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Why doesn't thunderbird appear in the application switcher?

When I switch applications with [Alt+Tab], I don't see thunderbird as one of the options. Also, and I assume it's related, the Thunderbird icon in the unity bar isn't coloured and doesn't have the ...
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separate panels in unity 5 on precise?

Is it possible to create separate panels in unity on precise 12.04. Like in gnome you did a new panel and you put it where you want, autohide it or not?? Is this possible if yes how and if not why ? ...
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Toggle unity launcher mode using Python?

I'm trying to make an application indicator that toggles the launcher mode: either normal or auto-hide. Right now I can toggle the gconf key ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 desktop freezes, or rather the mouse recognition

I have a problem. The Ubuntu desktop freezes in a way, that I can still type, do everything on the keyboard but the mouse doesn't work. I can move it around but it doesn't highlight anything in the ...
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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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Add TeamSpeak3 to Unity launcher?

How do I manually add something to the Unity Launcher? I downloaded the TeamSpeak 3 client, and though I can run it from the executable I'd really like to have a launcher icon on the unity launcher. ...
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Installing Lenses and Scopes in Ubuntu 12.04 error

When I am going to download a lens or scope in terminal using the codes from http://www.noobslab.com/2012/01/install-important-lenses-in-ubuntu.html my computer says could not locate package I want ...
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Non useable icons appearing in the unity dash?

I have no idea what the heck is going on with the unity dash. However, or every application I have installed and is visible on the unity dash, their is a blank icon for it that shows the generic ...
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Windows arranged strangely on multiple desktop after detaching external monitor [closed]

Most of the time when I'm working, I have 4 windows open (editor, browser, mail client, terminal), and I use the multiple virtual desktops feature to put one on each window. So instead of alt-tabbing, ...
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Why do some applications in Unity start “maximized” but not integrated into the panel?

When I start some applications like Gimp or update-manager they start like if they where maximized but they have window decorations, are not integrated into the Unity panel and therefore move towards ...
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restart the computer all menus are disappeared

I had setup compiz and advanced desktop effect sitting then i change the effects and enable cube.when I restart the computer all menus are disappeared.how can I fix this problem?
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How to modify the default position of desktop icons

Is it possible to modify the default desktop icons position so that icons move a little bit to right. If yes, how? As far as I know, there is no tweak for that in Nautilus. When I click "Organize ...
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How to run “firefox -profilemanager” with Unity?

I'm trying to find a way to edit the command that runs Firefox to just add "-profilemanager" to it, but can't find anyway on how to do it on Unity launcher or dash.
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Editing Icons and Icon Sequence in the Launcher?

How do you edit the icons in the launcher? I am particularly interested in "bumping up" higher some of my more frequently used software icons that I have locked to the launcher. Unity seems to dictate ...
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How to allow only one entry instance for Netbeans/Eclipse in Unity Launcher?

I created a netbeans.desktop and eclipse.desktop and added them to Unity launcher and did exactly the same for eclipse & Netbeans here: How do I install Eclipse Indigo 3.7.1? in order to run it ...
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Eclipse menus are broken in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Menu missing in Lotus notes 8 and Eclipse in Unity I downloaded Eclipse Indigo from the Eclipse website and tried to run it on Ubuntu 11.10, but the menus do not show up ...
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Unity greeter login screen has a garbled white dot grid?

I am running 12.04 on three machines. On one of the machines I am running an Intel 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller as a display adapter. On this particular machine the grid of white ...
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Tapping ALT brings up love handles, not the HUD

Just upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04 and wanted to test out some of the new keyboard shortcuts. I probably have some config files sitting around from my 11.10 install, in particular I think I may have ...
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Ubuntu “Fonts” Lense?

I use a lot of Ubuntu-Versions with Unity. I have a question about the Lense-Type "Fonds"? There are no "Apps Available for Download" in the Ubuntu Software Center. Which benefit brings this ...
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How to enable Unity 3D support in 12.04 using open-source drivers for RadeonHD cards?

As the title says I can't enable the Unity 3D support when I'm using open-source drivers (xorg-edgers). I have an xfx Radeon HD 6950 by the way. If I install the proprietary 12.3 drivers from AMD it ...
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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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Mouse scroll in scale effect in Unity

In Gnome Shell interface when viewing Activies, we can scroll the window to zoom in and zoom out. Can this be done in Unity 3D?
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Custom LiveCD without Unity still tries to load ubuntu session. (Failed to load session “ubuntu”)

I'm trying to create my own Ubuntu LiveCD without Unity. When lightdm loads is says (Failed to load session "ubuntu"). The autologin fails and then lightdm reloads with a normal login screen. I can ...
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How can I search for documents in Unity?

I would like to hit the super key, start typing a document name and have that document just show up. It seems like this is something Unity should do. Am I mistaken or have I somehow corrupted ...
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Cannot resize launcher icons in Unity

I am using Oneiric. I have Unity 4.28 installed. I have also installed CCSM, Ubuntu Tweak, Dconf tools and MyUnity. I have tried resizing the launcher icons using these tools, but none of them are ...
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What are the orange circles appearing at the corners of my windows in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I use Unity drag handles? What is this hidden Unity window-dragging feature I discovered on accident, and how do I reproduce it? Every so often when I am moving ...
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How can I stop a window maximizing across two screens?

I currently run Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity and FGLRX driver. I also use two monitors. Right now, if I maximize a window it does so across both screens. In addition, things like alt-tab will display split ...
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dual monitors and unity - ati radeon cards

I have a vaio laptop with an ATI Radeon video card and an external screen. I used to run dual monitors on Ubuntu 10.10 fine, but recently decided to upgrade to 11.10 via 11.04 I don't think it's ...
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Wicd tray icon fails to appear in system notification area even though in dconf>desktop>unity>panel/whitelist

I'm trying to get the Wicd (replacement for non-functional Network Manager) icon to show up in my laptop's systray/notification area. The solution that worked for 11.04 Ubuntu/Unity does not work for ...
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How to enable window shadows?

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 Unity with activated default theme Ambiance. My problem here is that there are no shadows visible for any window. I tried to enable them using gconf-edit, but that did not work ...