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About This Computer not working on ubuntu-14.04 ARM

I am using the ubuntu-14.04-core-armhf and have installed ubuntu-desktop. On the ubuntu desktop , IF I click "About This Computer" - nothing shows up. After this if I try to click "System Settings" , ...
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How to configure Rdesktop in Ubuntu with Unity?

In LXDE: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install xrdp vino vino-preferences echo lxsession -s Lubuntu -e LXDE > ~/.xsession With Unity 3D???
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Web App tweak in 14.04?

After upgrading to 14.04, web apps now open in a Firefox window without the FF menus or navigation bar, or option to add tabs. I liked it better with those. A major annoyance is the inability to ...
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Is it possible to use chromium extensions on the new webbroswer-app?

Sine the oxide is advertised as a chromum view on qt. I'm wondering if it's possible to use chromium extensions on the new webbroswer-app? (That would be great for example to use a gmail specific ...
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Unity not working after changes using compiz config [duplicate]

I have made some changes to effects using compiz config, however ever since doing this the launcher, taskbar, and borders around windows has disappeared. I have tried reinstalling unity and compiz ...
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Problems with Compiz on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am currently dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my system(3 gb RAM, i3 , 320 GB HDD). I recently installed the Compiz Config Manager along with Compiz Pluginz. Realizing that they would not be much ...
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Graphics hardware warning when updating to 14.04

As I use Ubuntu at work I just update only LTS versions but now I'm not sure if I can/should. As my computer is now ten years old I would change if was mine but as it is owned by my employer I have to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freeze a lot. How to fix it? [duplicate]

Since the day I installed Ubuntu 14.04 I face frequent freezes. Today it happened for about three times. When it freeze the mouse barely move. It stays that way for a long time. My GPU is Nvidia and I ...
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After upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 my screen constantly fades to black. How to fix?

I have an NVIDIA 8600GT graphics card and am currently running the X.Org nouveau display driver. When I boot I get a normal 14.04 login screen with no issues. Once I log in I see my desktop as ...
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Can't create Unity lens with Ubuntu 14.04

I want create a Unity lens, I follow this exemple : http://developer.ubuntu.com/2012/04/how-to-create-a-wikipedia-unity-lens-for-ubuntu/ I use : quickly create unity-lens wikipedia When I try : ...
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Why is a very small percentage of the swap being used when my ubuntu is almost freezing? [duplicate]

My Ubuntu gets very slow because of too many apps, but when i check the system monitor, Ram use is 80% but swap is less than 5%. How do you let ubuntu use the swap more effectively?
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Dual vertical monitors messes my desktop

When I enable my two monitors in vertical positions My desktop files get dispersed vertically among both screens and the file icons on the upper screen are displaced, they look like they are ...
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Unity Error after installation on ubuntu 14.4

No application opens after installing such as synaptic, vlc, wine, etc. please help as I think there is some problem with the gui. Is it got to something with the unity?
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Unity problems after updating to 14.04 from 13.10 [closed]

I updated form 13.10 to 14.04, X Starts Up, I get the GUI log in, everything appears normal, but after I log in there is only the wallpaper and the Cursor. I tried right clicking: nothing. ...
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Themes and icons change to default automatically in Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I have customized my ubuntu themes and icons but after rebooting the computer I find my themes and icons change to default. I tried to solve it by starting recovery mode to fix the damaged package.I ...
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Get back Ubuntu Desktop [closed]

I ran these commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install gnome-weather gnome-music gnome-maps cheese ...
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Remote control for distribution upgrade

I've launched distribution upgrade (from 13.10 to 14.04) in Unity. Upgrade is running, but at the moment I don't have physical access to that machine (SSH is active) How can I verify in shell status ...
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How do I make the dash only show installed application without lens?

when I click the dash icon,I want the dash only show search bar and applications I have installed.Is this possible in any way? Thanks!
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Global Menu Bar wont refresh?

While the question itself may sound vague, basically what is happening is when I minimize an application (firefox for example) all the options as well as the option to minimize maximize or close stay ...
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How can I use Metacity and its themes with Unity?

According to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Unity/Theming Now Trusty don't support Metacity themes. So... Is there a another way to enable Metacity in Unity? For example, gnome-session-flashback can return ...
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No Unity 3D support, Intel HD 4600, Ubuntu 13.10/14.04

So I've got this killer PC I use for GPGPU programming. Hardware: Intel i7-4770K (integrated intel HD4600) 2x NVidia Geforce GTX780Ti I want to use the GTX'es only for CUDA programming. It's a ...
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Finding Installed Software

Since I have not been able to open Dash Home in 12.04.4 see Dash Home will not open, I am hoping for a work-around. Is there another convenient way to open apps/programs without having to search ...
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Unknown item on unity desktop - is that a widget, can it be removed?

EDIT SOLUTION: I found the responsible program. The indicator "my-weather-indicator" has a widget option. However, that widget does not function correctly and puts the below described pin/circle onto ...
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How to display Google Chrome menu in Unity global menu [closed]

Is there a way to display the Google Chrome menu in the Unity global menu? For example, Firefox can do it through firefox-globalmenu. Is there a package google-chrome-globalmenu? I'm using ubuntu ...
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Why do I see two network indicators in Ubuntu 14.04? [closed]

After some updates, I noticed that there are 2 network indicators shown in the top panel. The first network-indicator on the left is the original one which is present in all Ubuntu 14.04 systems. The ...
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Full Screen / Maximize Top Edge Action only works on main monitor (Dual Monitor Setup) Compiz

Certain applications that I have (terminal, NVIDIA XServer settings, and a few others) will go full screen properly-that is, whatever monitor I am viewing the application window in, if I drag it up to ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 keyboard shortcuts being ignored

As I was unable to specify some keyboard shortcuts (e.g. lock computer and show desktop - my changes were being ignored after rebooting) through Ubuntu's system settings, I installed ...
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How to create icon on desktop [duplicate]

Now these days I am customizing Ubuntu and I want some icons on my desktop in customizes OS like My computer Home Trash How can I create these icons on my desktop. And I am in chroot environment ...
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Laptop resume with external display: all windows are displaced to other workspaces, why?

I am not sure if this is the default behavior and if someone else noticed it. Suppose I have 4 workspaces with an external display plugged in so my workspace setup looks like this: [W1a W1b] [W2a ...
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Problem for using PlayOnLinux

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS , so I have installed PlayOnLinux in order to get Ms Office 2010 in my ubuntu. I have succeeded to get Ms Office 2010, but my problem now is, when I open the 'Dash Home' ...
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Unity application lens removed, no local apps now

I was removing all of the Unity web result lenses, and somehow I've now got no local app results. This is what I did to remove them: sudo apt-get purge unity-lens-music sudo apt-get purge ...
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Recent Update Issue [duplicate]

I updated my Ubuntu 12.04 server yesterday with the latest updates and now when Ubuntu starts it is in a really strange state. A purple screen comes up but there are no Unity icons and I can't really ...
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How to get Unity Dash Source code and compile it

Hey Guys I am trying to create a Desktop environment using compiz as windows manager and docky and I want Unity Dash as the default app launcher so I want to know how to get unity dash source and ...
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System Monitor, Settings and other windows have no decoration

I've been using Ubuntu 13.10 for a reasonable amount of time now, and I have never encountered this issue before. One day the frame (the part with the close, minimize and maximize buttons) just ...
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Overlapping line from smaller disaply in dualhead mode

I have a problem on both gnome shell and unity that is best described with the following photo: http://i.imgur.com/JQwr3Rh.jpg This is my external monitor. It's a FHD monitor and my laptop monitor is ...
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Dropbox 1.6.0 connexion menu greyed out with Ubuntu 13.10

I installed DropBox over my new installation of Ubuntu 13.10 (Unity desktop) with the installation .deb file from DropBox (64-bit). (I installed also its dependency python-gpgme.) It worked before ...
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Bad OpenGL performance when running the game windowed

I'm playing Dust Racing 2D (https://sourceforge.net/projects/dustrac/) on Ubuntu 13.10. The problem is that the performance is bad when running the game in a window. The fullscreen mode is perfectly ...
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When I start Netbeans, Unity sidebar and menu bar disappear

I've just installed Netbeans 7.4 with Java7u51 on Ubuntu 12.04 running in VirtualBox, and every time I started Netbeans the sidebar and the menubar from Ubuntu's desktop disappear. They're still ...
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Are there docs for creating a Unity theme? [duplicate]

for the last year or so I have been using KDE. I am switching back to Unity because I prefer the work flow while I'm coding, I find it easier and faster to manage all that I am doing in Unity. However ...
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How do I access Empathy after is has been “started hidden”

When I start Empathy with the --start-hidden switch at session startup, it's very hard to access it afterwards. Even if I receive a message, I won't see any windows when I click the icon in the ...
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Unity is locked, you can not remove icons or move them

Issue the following, I can not change the order of icons on the unity, nor their sleep or anything to add that it would be "locked", the programs run.
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How to remove unity upper panel in my customizes ubuntu os

Now these days I am working on a Ubuntu customization project. In which I want to remove unity upper bar panel and put this panel at the bottom of the screen. I need manual method to change it. I am ...
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Reinstalling nvidia drivers caused a problem?

I've been struggling with Ubuntu 12.04 for past 24 hours to setup nvidia properly. 1.I've checked out additional drivers tool and started downloading recommended package but stopped the operation in ...
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What is the difference between gtk-window-decorator and compiz-decorator?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and have installed CCSM. I found that the default decorator was /usr/bin/gtk-window-decorator. Is it correct? I am using the user configurations (the home directory of my user ...
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Implementing Unity Global Menu

I'm working on a desktop (like XFCE) as a private project, and I would like to implement the Unity Global Menu in my desktop using python. I've looked at the Dbusmenu API and even Unity's dbus ...
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How to get Ubuntu standard background settings dialogue back?

After installing the gnome shell in Ubuntu 13.10 the dialogue for changing the desktop wallpaper gets replaced with gnomes's dialogue, which is feature less, poor and useless thing. To illustrate the ...
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Installing Ubuntu with Unity but without the “Big Brother” add-ons and prebundled app cruft

I just tried the minimal Ubuntu install (a 36MB mini.iso) to see if I could get a normal Ubuntu desktop installation with Unity but without the unwanted cruft such as Amazon/Ebay/Music suggestions in ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 hangs up sporadically [closed]

I am running ubuntu 13.10 (classic unity setup). It hangs up sporadically without any obvious reason. The last time it hung up at 18:01 (the clock showed this time). Here is the logs information from ...
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Does anyone know how to make Unity remember your opened windows on logout?

Does anyone know how to make Unity remember your opened windows on logout? I know KDE does this, but would like Unity to remember what applications were loaded and to restart them in the appropriate ...
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Unusual graphic glitch in settings menu, among other windows

So I have this issue with how windows display in windows most prevalently in all settings menus, and I can't resize the window. I honestly have no idea what to call it, but it is an inconvenience that ...