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Uninstall Gnome 3.10 problem

Gnome 3.10 just wont seem to uninstall... I installed it using the method from here sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-next sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gnome-shell ubuntu-...
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How do you make Ubuntu Server accept files sent over bluetooth?

How do you configure Ubuntu Server to automatically receive files over Bluetooth and save them with no user interaction? This question is almost identical to this question from 2 years ago, but ...
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Can't get Windows to boot from GRUB

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 and am having some issues getting GRUB to work with me. Whenever I want to get to GRUB (to boot Ubuntu), I have to manually select it: . Then I can select Ubuntu ...
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KDE Sometimes Glitches On Wakeup

Well, a picture is work 1k words: Looks bad, huh? I am using the 331-updates latest 331.67 drivers from NVidia's website on a Dell Latitude e6400. Everything else is up-to-date. This only happens ...
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how to stop a script to start xampp by default in a startup

i was wondering about how to start xampp in my ubuntu 13.04 just with a script, i end up with a script that will start xampp after i start my machine automatically. what i did is : sudo gedit /etc/...
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How to remove the folllowing applications from Xubuntu?

The software that have red dots next to them, I want to uninstall them, since I have synapse, kazam, xpad instead and the rest, I don't need. I tried software center, and synaptic and apt-get, could ...
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Window manager affects 3d performance - how to work around it?

I learned the hard way that enabling compositing VM will affect 3d performance. What can I do today to be able play games on linux with no performance penalty? I guess I could create user with ...
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Is Network Manager widget supposed to be installed by default in KDE? Even so I don't have it installed and errors prevent from installation

I've looked on the internet but I haven't seen anything that really IMO helps me to try to solve this problem. Actually the problem that led me to want to install "Network-Manager-KDE" is the fact ...
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how to boot ubuntu from another disk

My senario is: I have a desktop computer with two disk. One of disk is SSD and other is HDD. I install Windows 8 on SSD and I use HDD for data. Then I want to install ubuntu 13.10 on HDD with ...
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Why does ubuntu 13.10 on a AMD fusion boot into a corrupted graphical screen?

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 via the USB installer on my HTPC with Asus F1A75-M with AMD A4-3400. It doesn´t startup to the graphical mode. I do see the Ubuntu boot logo (with red dots) then it ...
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125 views

Ignore certain dotfiles from backup

When using the packaged Ubuntu Backup preferences pane, there is an option to ignore folders. Traditionally when using a nautilus based File dialogue, you could press CTRLH to hide/show dotfiles, or ...
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Stream media from Ubuntu 12.04 to Xbox One [duplicate]

Not sure if this is an Ubuntu question, but I've posted in Xbox forums too, so hopefully I'll get some help! As the title says, I'm looking for a way to stream media from my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop to my ...
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Tried formatting USB to NTFS and now I can no longer mount it or format it

I recently formatted my USB drive to NTFS using the command terminal however since then I am unable to mount the USB to my pc and when I try to reformat the USB it says that the permissions are set to ...
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What happens to my phone service provider contract if I replace Android with Ubuntu?

I can't seem to easily locate an answer with google. I have the typical 2-year contract with Sprint on my Android phone. I'm curious how Ubuntu effects that? Does the 4G and sms/phone services stay ...
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hosts file and unclear behavior. How to make real alias?

I'm trying to create alias for my local website which is runned by vagrant(virtual box), hence I want redirect any requests from site.ru to 192.168.10.10/site.ru via /etc/hosts file. In the hosts file ...
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Strange theme after download

I downloaded CairoDock yesterday and since I rebooted my system it shows me this weird theme, with orange windows and little white borders around programs, also my icons are messed up, the top right ...
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1answer
354 views

Enable Wobbly Windows correctly

Whenever I want to enable the Wobbly Windows plugin in CCSM, it tells me the following: Plugin "Snapping Windows" provides the feature "edgeresistance", which is also provided by "Wobbly Windows". ...
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1answer
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Cannot install Spark IM 2.6.3, getting permission denied error even though I am root

I am trying to install Spark IM in my Ubuntun VM, however I am running into all kinds of problems. The steps I have taken so far were: Download the tar.gz file from the website Unpack it cd /home/...
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1answer
83 views

Which are the windows that are in the current workspace?

is there a way to know easily which are the windows that are placed in the current workspace (unity)? It seems a stupid question but is not: if a window is behind the others and therefore is not ...
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1answer
129 views

“MOUNT AT STARTUP” HDD ERROR

Primary my disk is ssd (OS, home) and secondary is HDD for data. When I'm trying to made my HDD "MOUNT AT STARTUP", I'm getting error on startup (see it) when option is "AUTOMATIC MOUNT OPTION" all is ...
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Gnome 3.10 sharing desktop — how to configure the security type for VNC?

The facts: I had a configuration for sharing my desktop that worked till the recent update of Gnome desktop to use sgnome-shell 3.10. I used to connect to my machine form a Windows one using TightVNC ...
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A: How to disable generation of thubmnail just for video / movie? [duplicate]

How to disable generation of thumbnails for video files in file browser? Solved accordingly to this answer. Install dconf-tools package and run dconf-editor. "In the tree on the left, navigate ...
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1answer
257 views

Problems with Keyring login

I have not been able to log in to keyring..I do not remember EVER having a Key Ring account..so how do I establish a password?
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1answer
188 views

What does this mean & what impact does it have: Failed to download repository information [duplicate]

Today out of the clear blue I received the following message when I ran my updater under Ubuntu 13.10 laptop. Failed to download repository information. I see there are a ton of questions regarding ...
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1answer
97 views

Dual boot ubuntu problem

I am trying to have a dual boot Ubuntu with Win 7 on my laptop.I face a problem i couldn't understand.After I free a space(about 11GB) for Ubuntu installation, I couldn't find it when i try to install ...
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1answer
550 views

Why do I get that error from a CRON job?

I am trying to write a cron script to check if my minecraft server is running or not and if it is down to run the start up script. Here is what I have and this is the error I get when running it /...
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67 views

After Ubuntu update display size is 7" and it loads a Mobile version of Ubuntu

Using Ubuntu 13.10 after the latest update I restarted. Now there is no mouse cursor, the screen resolution has changed to 1920x1080 and the text is unnecessarily huge. I managed to get to the display ...
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“Bug: unable to handle kernel paging request at” while installing Ubuntu [closed]

I have an old laptop Sony Vaio vgn-s580p that has install problems with 12.04.3 and 13.04. I have tried using the WUBI as well as burning an ISO directly for both versions. Any way I try to install ...
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is there any significance to using tee

Why is it that almost all instructions regarding appending text to system files like fstab and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/<name>.list involve using tee and echo to append said text? Take the ...
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Kubuntu 13.10 - Left click causes scrolling

I'm running Kubuntu 13.10 on a Toshiba Satellite, and left clicking on the physical buttons below the touchpad causes a single tick of downward scrolling along with the expected function of the left ...
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1answer
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Update to 3.13 kernel on Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

Since my ATI hybrid graphics card isn't working well under Linux, I wanted to try the new kernel. I don't want to update to 14.04 just yet, because of some missing dependencies and there doesn't seem ...
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1answer
45 views

No sound - often problem

Many times , when i open my pc the sound is dead , though when i go to system settings / audio , everything seems right. when I restart my computer the sound is back to normal again . I saw some ...
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2answers
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Virtual console not reading ~/.bashrc

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04, and have set up some custom functions in ~/.bashrc. The custom functions work fine when I open a terminal within the GNOME environment. When I switch over to a virtual ...
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1answer
145 views

How do I correctly partition for a dual-boot 12.04 install?

I tried to partition and install Ubuntu 12.04 a week ago and got very far. I shrunk my Windows partition and formatted it for a fresh Ubuntu install to dual-boot alongside Win7. I got so far as the ...
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1answer
968 views

How do you permanently disable the laptop screen?

I've setup my laptop on my TV via HDMI and have XBMC installed as a media center. The laptop is closed next to my entertainment unit, and I control it using a wireless keyboard. I noticed that on the ...
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Script to write all filenames inside a folder and its subfolders to a csv file

I would like to write a shell script in order to write all files ending with .tif in a given directory and all its subdirectories to a csv file. The directory contains various sub-directories and ...
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1answer
752 views

Lubuntu 12.04 & Steam

I have a very old laptop (Pentium M 1800 inside :D), and installed Lubuntu on it. Because of problems with the PAE kernel, I used LUbuntu 12.04 alternate install as described here. This worked out ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to read OSX .numbers files?

A friend has given me a spreadsheet generated by Mac OSX "Numbers" and before I ask her to resend it, I'm wondering if there's secretly a way that I can just read this in Ubuntu. Is there maybe a ...
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1answer
616 views

How to accurately adjust KDE plasma panel height?

I can just drag it. But when I drag it I don't know the height of it in pixels. How could I adjust it accurately so that i know the height?
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1answer
316 views

Nautilus error after upgrading from 12.10 to 13.04

The desktop icons were missing. I installed the compizconfig-settings manager to restore the icons. I followed this steps: Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open a terminal window. At the terminal prompt, type ...
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rotated monitor. login screen needs rotation

I rotated my screen, and once I login, it works fine. But, the greeter (login) screen hasn't got the message that things are rotated 90 degrees. How can I change the rotation of the login screen? ...
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1answer
2k views

IP address on virtual bridge?

I would like to configure a static IP address on the virtual machine. This interface should be connected to one of the host physical interfaces via a bridge. If I have understood the documentation ...
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2answers
125 views

13.10 - Blank terminal prompt (no working directory displayed)

Upon opening a new terminal window, I'm getting a blank prompt with a flashing cursor. New terminal window / blank promp (image) This just started happening the last couple days and I can't seem to ...
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2answers
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Broadcom BCM4312 on ubuntu 12.04

New to Ubuntu on a Dell computer. Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't see my wireless card (broadcom bcm4312) at all, the wireless light doesnt light. The driver is listed under "additional drivers", but fails ...
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1answer
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My bios will not recegnise Ubuntu as a valid os now

I downloaded the ISO and burned it to a dvd. Restarted the Laptop and the bios tells me that Ubuntu is now an invalid OS. Is there some special thing you have to do to get it to boot now? I have had ...
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1answer
283 views

How to define clone presets to virt-manager

When using virt-manager 0.9.1 to clone existing machines, it ignores that the virtual disks are qcow2 compressed and sparsed. The cloned virtual disks are non-sparsed and in raw format. I know about ...
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1answer
49 views

New hardrive for broken laptop, now like to install Ubuntu. How? [duplicate]

I have broken the hard drive in my Acer laptop, so need to reinstall. I will get a new one, but how can I install Ubuntu? I have a USB with NetBoot on it, but how can I get it to work in the BIOS ...
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1answer
91 views

Can I control the position of a console window on the screen?

I want my c/c++ program's console window to chose a specific position. is it possible either within the program or by system call?
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Upgrading every six months does need in general to be that careful?

I have a very basical question to ask on the everyday use of the Ubuntu system. I plan to migrate from a version* to another, but before that I would like to be sure if it is possible to save what ...
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1answer
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CHMOD Folder + subfolder + subfolder etc

I've been overlooking this problem for several hours and I'm starting to get crazy. I have a few folders sharing with users. When setting up the permissions the folders are being displayed ok, but can'...

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