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How do I enable Ubuntu (using full disk encryption) to call LUKSsupend before sleeping/suspending to RAM?

This question is related to another one by @Stefan, but it is not a duplicate of it. The questions are slightly different: the author simply wanted to know if this had been implemented, while I'm ...
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Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch CTH-470 3+ finger gestures

I love my CTH-470 and I'm glad it's without having to spend hours in the terminal to get it working since I believe 12.10 (which I'm running now). But in the manual it states that you can swipe with ...
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After 15.04 update: Aliased/choppy icons

Just updated to 15.04, and my icons are all aliased/choppy looking now. I tried purging and reinstalling my icon themes, and I keep seeing this warning: gtk-update-icon-cache: The generated cache ...
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Disable thumbnail creation for specific folders only, but all users

I want to prevent my Ubuntu 14.10 to create and save thumbnails for a specific folder only. I am writing a program that creates great amounts of small graphics dynamically and I don't want to have ...
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How to change index in OptionSelector immediately (without animation)?

In my app, I use an OptionSelector to choose from a list of bike stations. I also have a map component with placemarkers for each station. When I tap a placemarker, it also changes the OptionSelector ...
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Confused about building OpenStack Packages?

I found OpenStack build task on Ubuntu QA site, but I am a little confused about the build steps. Here's the link for build steps: ...
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Launching some programs turns monitor off and on (like for a resolution change)

I just upgraded from 14.10 to 15.04 and one of the first things I noticed is that the monitor often behaves like it was changing the resolution (a click sound from inside the monitor, black screen, ...
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How does Juju get the private-address of a node

I have a setup where each node has 2 interfaces: One connected to a private network between the nodes one connected to a public network. The communication between Juju (on my laptop) and the nodes ...
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How do I get cmatrix to turn on after a certain period of inactivity in console?

I have got the console screensaver cmatrix, and I was wondering if there is anyway of getting it to turn on after a certain amount of inactivity in the console you are in? OS Information: ...
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Why is SNMP broken?

Ubuntu Version: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS SNMP Version: 5.7.2 Short Issue: A lot of the entries in the "default" configuration file are broken. Which doesn't really matter because I can't even get SNMP ...
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Installing Oracle database 12c on Ubuntu 14.04

Is there anyone out there that got Oracle 12c working on Ubuntu 14.04? I tried following this tutorial (which is written for installing Oracle 12c on Ubuntu 12.04): But in linking faze I encountered ...
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Multiline R commands are only partially shown in the command line history

I generally use R from the command line. However, this problem has been annoying me. When I use the up arrow to get a previous command, if that command was multiple lines, then R only shows the last ...
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xsetwacom can't map keys correctly

I recently bought a Wacom Intuos listed with xsetwacom as Wacom Intuos PT M. I figured out how to configure the buttons and actions, but when I try to set any button to some particular letters, they ...
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Installing issues | unable to open /dev/sda and /dev/sdb

I am installing Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB drive. It boots into the installation and after selecting Install Ubuntu the loading screen appears and stops there. Pressing the left arrow key brings me to a ...
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no dash or menu after upgrading from ubuntu 14.10 to 15.04

When I boot I get to the login screen fine, and then after login I get a screen with my wallpaper and mouse cursor, but no menu, no dash, ctr + alt + T does nothing, clicking the mouse does nothing. ...
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Program[Digikam] chooses wrong qt lib and crashes

I run Ubuntu 14.04 64bit. Digikam used to work but recently stopped working. I was wondering if someone could help me work a way to resolve this issue. I've had a response from the Digikam mailing ...
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How to make volume levels universal

I have noticed for instance, when having my headphones plugged in if I change the volume down to 40%, but before plugging the headphones in I had the volume at 100%, then when I unplug my headphones ...
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Window snapping in Ubuntu MATE

I know how to enable window snapping in MATE Desktop, and it works. My problem is this. By default, Window A fills half the screen, and Window B fills half the screen, and you can't click and drag the ...
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Desktop icons off screen

I have a three monitor setup, where the left monitor is positioned lower than the other two. I want to setup the monitor layout accordingly, but when I do that, some of the desktop icons are not ...
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Ubuntu-touch reverse USB tethering

I'm trying to get internet from my Nexus 4 ubuntu-touch through the usb as described here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Android_Tethering (this is for Android) What I cannot accomplish is to ...
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Cannot find Orca GUI based settings manager on Ubuntu 13.04

I use Ubuntu 13.04. I found Orca could initialized in Universal Access, but I cannot find its GUI based settings manager. I can't even start its settings manager via the command orca --setup or with ...
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How to add Print Screen Functionality?

I just started with ubuntu minimal and LAMP stack.. Cinnamon is the GUI Now what i want is the print-screen functionality, so that when i hit the PrintScreen the screenshot must take place being ...
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How to type in Arabic in LibreOffice

I used to write and read .odf and .doc files in Arabic on my laptop and then suddenly one day LibreOffice stopped reading and writing in Arabic. I can normally write in Arabic in the browser for ...
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Vivid apt-get update huge Package files in /var/lib/apt/lists/partial

# ls -Ssh /var/lib/apt/lists/partial | head total 88G 46G security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_vivid-security_main_binary-amd64_Packages.bz2 42G ...
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Distance between folders inside “Icon view” mode (Nautilus)

I'm using two different file managers, and there one annoying thing which I admit in Nautilus. On the picture below you can see how beautiful Thunar show "Icon view" and how it's look in Nautilus on ...
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Change trash icon command in Unity

I have recently replaced my default file manger from Nautilus to Dolphin, so I would like when I click on the trash icon (in left narrow panel), Dolphin opens trash folder not Nautilus. For this I've ...
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Since update of Firefox v37 internet access is slow

Before the auto update to Firefox v37 occurred Firefox worked fine on my Ubuntu 14.04 system (ethernet connected to 20Gbps internet up 4Gbps down). My system is 8 core, 32GB ram, ubuntu 14.04 ...
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What is the mediascanner-service and how to avoid getting it installed?

Since a few months, on one of the desktop Ubuntu 14.04 systems I use, CPU has regularly been going up to 80-100% for no apparent reason. htop would usually attribute responsability to file system ...
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Debugging a crash when keyboard is not responsive

Ubuntu 14.04, Kernel 3.13 crashes very frequently, notably when using Firefox, Eclipse and VLC. The effect of the crash is: all USB devices stop responding if playing a video, it hangs up and sounds ...
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Couldn't find synaptics properties after reboot. No synaptics driver loaded?

Every time I reboot my laptop, my touchpad scrolling stops to work. I assume it's because my synaptics isn't loading as when I try to run synclient. I get the Couldn't find synaptics properties. ...
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juju deploy ceph hangs in pending in maas environment

I have ubuntu 14.04.1 with maas 1.7.1 rc4 and juju 1.20.14. My client machine is commissioned and deployed. I can ssh ubuntu@cl1stn2.maas and I can juju ssh 1 successfully. I did "juju deploy ...
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Change the opacity of a cut selection (nemo.css)

I am trying to find what I need to edit in a GTK theme (specifically Ambiance) to change the opacity of a cut file. A selected file is orange and when I cut it, it is a little opaque - I 'd like it to ...
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Seemingly random “Authentication is required to change your own user data”

Ever since I upgraded to 14.10 I get a strange behavior on my desktop. I get popups claiming "Authentication is required to change your own user data" and a prompt for my password. It happens at ...
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Multimedia keys not working after updating gnome

I recently upgraded to gnome-shell 3.12 because my unity desktop stopped working. Everything is working fine except that my multimedia keys (volume, brightness, etc.) and my shortcuts (Ctrl-Alt-T) ...
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How can I use emacs instead of Ubuntu SDK to write Ubuntu Touch Apps?

I want to use emacs and console tools instead of Ubuntu SDK to edit and debug my projects. Where can I learn about doing that?
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Android Studio doesn't render Ubuntu Mono Font well

It doesn't even recognise it as a Monospaced font. Then it only shows anti-aliasing when the font size is set to 20 or over. But for other fonts it does it at 16. The result is ugly looking fonts and ...
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Running Steam and Dota2 with primus

I wished to run my steam with bumblebee but faced a problem: when I try to run steam using primusrun, I get segfault. Anything else also doesn't run with primus. Here's an example of running primusrun ...
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Mac style application shortcut in KDE (focus existing instance or launch new one)?

In osx you can set a shortcut keybinding for any app (using Better Touch Tool), and when you press that key, if the app is not open, it will be opened, otherwise it will be brought in the front. I am ...
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Macbook pro volume keys not working

Macbook Pro 5,4 volume hot keys no longer change the volume. Numerous reboots, remapping of the keys in system settings, still not working. mute key works fine but volume up and down are not ...
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unattended-upgrades error: “/etc/cron.daily/apt: DB Update failed, database locked”

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Since installing unattended-upgrades, the following error message is received daily: From root@xxxxx Thu Aug 28 06:36:06 2014 X-Original-To: root From: root@xxxxx (Cron Daemon) ...
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*.desktop files opening in Kate

I've downloaded and am playing with the new Neon release of KDE. When I activate an item from the Kickoff menu, though, it opens up a *.desktop file in the Kate text editor instead of launching the ...
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How to install a fingerprint reader on Lenovo ThinkPad with ubuntu 14.04

I have a Lenovo-ThinkPad which came with a fingerprint reader, I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I have no idea how to enable it. I already tried: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fingerprint/fingerprint-gui ...
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Gave Up Waiting For Root Device - Fresh Install 14.04

I am getting the error: Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems: - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?) - Check root= (did the system ...
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Why has nautilus' “Send to…” context menu replaced with “Email…”

I have been using Ubuntu for quite sometime and I've always seen the context menu "Send to..." where a dialog pops up showing all the places I could send my file to. But, after upgrading to 14.04, I ...
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Get keyboard scancodes in Ubuntu 13.10

I'm trying to find out the scancodes for a set of foot pedals so that I can rebind them to more useful keys. In older versions of Ubuntu I was able to do this using /lib/udev/keymap as discussed here, ...
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Upstart not reopening log files on logrotation

We use upstart to manage our services on our Ubuntu servers. They produce logs which are logged out to /var/log/upstart/SERVICE_NAME.log Then daily, the log files are rotated using the logrotation ...
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Could not open X display, XDG_Runtime_DIR Error:

Output from terminal from where i tried to run nautilus and read an external drive. Also, i got a terminal window before logging in that system is running under log graphics mode, i will have to login ...
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Stop/Avoid overlapping desktop icons?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. Icons on Desktop overlaps as follows: I want to avoid this and set icons' possible positions only on finite grid alignment. How to do/solve this?
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Why does Intel Graphics Installer depend on ttf-ancient-fonts?

I just tried installing Intel(R) Graphics Installer 1.0.5 for Linux* from https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads and it installed ttf-ancient-fonts. Any ideas on why do they need it? Related forum ...
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Xubuntu Restarts Automatically after Shutdown

I recently installed Xubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Workstation. Whenever I shutdown, two things happen. Either it shuts down and automatically restarts, or it hangs at shutdown with a black screen. ...

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