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Ubuntu can't access the internet

I just installed Ubuntu on my PC and I tried installing my 3G modem USB stick but that didn't work. After days of unending trials and Google searches, I finally found out I could run a Virtual Machine ...
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Failed to mount Windows share: Invalid argument

A very similar question has been asked before by robazefa, but no one answered it. For the last month or so, my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS box has been been unable to open a couple of folders shared from ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 dual boot on ssd + hdd raid1

Despite reading dozens of HowTos and so on I am getting crazy about trying to get my dual boot system running. Maybe you can help me. My system: Asus Z87-pro motherboard with UEFI Samsung 840 Pro ...
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How do I test if a Windows share exists and is ready to be mounted?

How do I test if a Windows share exists before I attempt to mount the share? Regards Hendre
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Ubuntu One extremely slow with a “File Sync in progress” message

I've asked this before, but haven't got any answer Is it that U1 on windows is waaaay too slow, or is it just a glitch that the screen keeps saying "File Sync in progress" after a long while? I have ...
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How to install MSMXL version 6.10.1129.0 in Ubuntu?

I am trying to install a legit copy of windows office using Wine Program Loader. It keeps telling me to install MSXML version 6.10.1129.0, which I look up and download, execute it, and am told it ...
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Missing a lot of partitioned hard drive space. (Not worried about losing data) Please help!

I recently installed windows 8.1, which stopped working and became corrupt. I tried loading linux to clear my hard drive partitions, and it says I only have 24 gigabytes of total hard drive space ...
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Good to share /home with guest Windows in VirtualBox?

I mount shared folders in Ubuntu host as drives in guest Windows. Is it good to share the /home partition or a directory on it which stores all of my data on Ubuntu with guest Windows in VirtualBox? ...
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Ubuntu installation erased whole hard drive?

I have a laptop that comes with Windows 8 pre-installed and I have installed Ubuntu alongside it. I was trying to re-install Ubuntu using a DVD and on the installation panel I choose "Delete Ubuntu ...
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Run Windows Java program in Ubuntu 12.04 without Wine

If a Windows program (*.msi) was written in Java, is there a way for me to extract the contents and install it taking advantage of Java's cross-platform capabilities? I'd like to install it bypassing ...
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Spectacle app alternative for Ubuntu

On Mac I have been using the Spectacle app for moving and resizing windows with simple, customizable keyboard shortcuts. It's very cool. What similar application can I use for Ubuntu?
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Display switcher indicator

Is there a display switcher indicator for Ubuntu like on Windows when I hit the button for the display switching? I hit the button accidentally sometimes, therefore it would be cool. windows display ...
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Ubuntu fail to install

I`m trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS as a second OS on my HP Pavilion 15 laptop. After the grub popping up, I choose to install Ubuntu. And the purple screen with ubuntu logo and the dots coming, ...
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Both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu not booting after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I had installed Windows 8.1 in my Dell Inspiron 5521 in Legacy Mode. I then tried installing Ubuntu 14.04. The installation was successful. But after rebooting, I was unable to boot into any OS. While ...
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Lubuntu/Win 7 dual-boot: Attempting recovery of Windows 7 boot

I had both Windows 7 and Lubuntu 14.04 LTS in dual-boot. I wanted to reinstall Lubuntu since there were a couple of issues after having fiddled with multiple desktop environments. Popped in the ...
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I deleted windows8 and installed ubuntu 14.04 but now I cant boot

Boot repair discovered this for me http://paste.ubuntu.com/7766025/ Every time I try to boot there is no boot device detected
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Ubuntu 14.04 - view at all the windows

See video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FowVnfIbd4 This works when I have one workspace. I use more workspaces and then it does not work. How can I have a look at all the windows in all ...
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How to open an application weblink with a Wine program

I have installed a Windows program (a game called the Hunter) using Wine on Ubuntu 14.04. The only way to use this game is by going to its website, create the game options and then hitting an ...
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CIFS VFS: Server xxx has not responded in 120 seconds

I am having a problem with a Windows mount that becomes unavailable and hang any process accessing it. Doing a dmesg gives this: [ 1566.033468] CIFS VFS: Server xxx.xxx.xxx.xx has not responded in ...
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WIndows 8.1 not showing up on GRUB during boot up. Windows 8.1/Ubuntu 13.10 dual boot

I have recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 along side Windows 8.1 on my Laptop. After the install of Ubuntu and restart, everything worked fine. Windows 8.1 showed up in GRUB when the PC restarted to ...
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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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Broken chainloader after cloning drive

I have a multiboot system with Windows XP and Ubuntu 13.04. I use Grub 2 to boot from the MBR to a chainloader in the Ubuntu partition, and the chainloader gives me the option of booting to XP or ...
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Artifacting with VirtualBox 4.3 seamless mode and Windows 8.1 guest

Host OS is Xubuntu 12.10. When I try to run Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox 4.3, I'm getting some artifacting at the top of the screen (the orange is from the background image in the VM): Is there any ...
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sharing between ubuntu 12.04 and windows8 with online user

I've searched for solutions and tried numerous things but nothing so far has worked. I'm trying to access shares on an ubuntu 12.04 pc from my windows 8 pc. In my win8 machine I can see the shares, ...
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How is my Windows share not accessible after some time after being mounted at boot time?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I have set up a Windows share to be mounted at boot time in /etc/fstab as follows: //192.168.x.x/Google\040Drive /home/myname/Google\040Drive cifs ...
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Why does my samba shares becomes unnaccesible after a while using them?

I have a 12.04LTS server setup with samba so that I can access my share from windows machine. my problem is that I can sometimes connect to the share and after a short while the share is not ...
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Ubuntu FQDN Not pingable on Windows Network

My problem is that my Ubuntu machine seems to have its FQDN setup correctly, yet I cannot ping the FQDN from a windows machine on the same network. Output of various commands on my Ubuntu machine: ...
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Attempt to install Ubuntu 12.10 from Windows but get GRUB instead

I have a Ubuntu ISO that I have just downloaded from ubuntu.com and used the Windows Installer (Wubi) to install Ubuntu, but when it boots, instead of Ubuntu I get some GRUB ... something. I have ...
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Ubuntu not showing up in windows 7 network

I have a windows 7 laptop and ubuntu desktop, and both are connected to the same network, I can see the windows laptop in ubuntu's network, also I can access it, copy past files,on windows I cannot ...
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How do I mount disks with an Adaptec RAID controller on a dual-boot machine? (error code 12)

I'm trying to migrate from Windows to Ubuntu 12.04, dual-booting at the moment. One problem I am facing is the RAID controller, I'm not able to mount any of the drives connected to it. (The OS is up ...
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how to sync email client between ubuntu and windows for seamless use of mails and archives

I am looking for an email client which offers seamless integration of (offline) mails when used from linux (ubuntu 12.04) and windows 7. Being a windows user till now, I have been using Outlook and ...
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Getting an error while installing 12.04 via WUBI

I am currently running Windows 7 Ultimate with a 2GB RAM and 500GB SATA HDD and a 2.60 GHZ Intel Dual Core processor. I want to use Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7. Being a complete Linux newbie, I ...
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Mounting encrypted file system on Windows

Is there a way to mount (read/write) an encrypted file system on Windows? By "encrypted" I mean whatever it is that Ubuntu does to encrypt a file system when you choose that option during formatting. ...
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Connecting to a shared internet connection in VirtualBox

I have managed to set up my iPhone as a wireless network adapter within my Windows 7 virtual machine which is running within Ubuntu. Is there a way for Ubuntu to use the shared internet connection ...
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When I switch workspace all workspaces are merged

When I switch workspaces it looks like all workspaces are "merged" into one workspace and then they re split again. This would be no problem if it weren't for the fact that all my browser windows get ...
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Triple boot problem

I have a Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop. Recently I decided to replace its hard drive with a faster and larger one. On the old drive there were only OEM (1), Recovery (2) and Windows (3) partitions. I ...
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How to install Windows 10 alongside with ubuntu 14.04

I just wanted to ask is it possible to install window 10 beta alongside with ubuntu 14.04 or there will be some problem(boot related). If its possible will the procedure be exactly same as installing ...
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Is it better to partition a virtual hard drive in VirtualBox?

I am installing Windows 8.1 under VirtualBox Under Ubuntu 14.04. Is it better to partition the virtual hard drive for Windows into system and user data, just to separate them as if I would install ...
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How to know if a file in a CIFS network drive is locked from Ubuntu

I've mounted the following network drive in Ubuntu: //192.168.1.11/shared /media/shared cifs credentials=/home/guest/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8,gid=1000,uid=1000,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 0 0 ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu or any other distro Alongside Windows

How do I proceeded with Ubuntu installation? Made my USB drive bootable with Rufus. Restart and booted from USB. I see the Ubuntu installation window, clicked next, selected both options Download ...
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Ubuntu will not install on my Windows 7

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop w/windows 7 64 bit / 3gb's Pentium (R) Dual-Core CPU. I downloaded newest edition of Ubuntu installed it as a dual boot beside windows 7. I selected the auto on ...
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Migrating from Windows 2000 (Server) to Ubuntu 14.10 (Server)

I'm BRAND SPANKING new to Linux. I'd really appreciate any help I can get with this. I've been tasked to upgrade a dying Windows 2000 box that acts as a file and print server. Sounds easy, right? ...
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SONY VAIO Turn off backlight, locked windows partition, need help downloading java SEMIDUPLICATE SOS STAT

Sony Vaio SVF15N17CXB Turn off keyboard back-light Sony (VAIO SVF1521DCXW) Hello all, Total newbie, tried to dualboot but ubuntu locked up my windows partition, my windows is locked and i need 10 ...
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How do I get 14.04 LTS to join a Windows workgroup

I was able to access my home network with Win 7 laptops and XP desktops and this desktop before upgrade/update to an XP desktop with large, shared hard drive. Now I can't see the computers on the ...
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Graphical Bootloaders?

I am currently using Ubuntu LTS 14.04 and I am curious about various graphical bootloaders. I have heard of them, such as BURG, GAG, Chameleon, Chimera, etc. However, they (GAG and BURG because I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 persistent on USB flash drive deleted Windows 7

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 persistent on a usb flash drive using Linux Live usb creator http://www.linuxliveusb.com/ and everything went fine. I gave it persistent memory for the flash drive to store ...
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Windows is not in grub menu after trying to put password on

so I put a password on my menu entries followed this How to password protect grub menu entry? guide exactly and now I don't see Windows 7 in grub on a reboot the ubuntu installation is password ...
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Ubuntu not switching open windows like MS Windows OS

I am on Ubuntu 14.04. One thing I noticed bugging me really bad that I did not notice in previous releases is the automatic switching of open windows. For example, when I download a file the option ...
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Computer restart when I choose Windows 8 in GRUB

Good morning, I installed Windows 8 on an old P4 and it worked. Then I install Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS after having created a partition for it. Everything went right and I can access Ubuntu by choosing ...
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Unable to use Encrypted HDD on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS laptop

I've installed UBUNTU 14.04 LTS on an Intel 64bit system. I have a Western Digital External HDD that I use to transfer data from a Windows laptop to my Ubuntu Laptop with no problems. Due to safety ...