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Play Rmvb On ubuntu Saucy 13.10

I have used to play RMVB on totem at ubuntu quantal and raring after updating to saucy and installing restricted extras it give message about additional plug-in needed and it play only sound. any ...
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How to access UbuntOne when it asks for default keyring which has never been set?

I am trying to set up UbuntuOne on a new computer and after I enter the email and password, it asks for the keyring 'default'. I don't know what it is and I never set it. Makes it difficult to enter ...
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Mac OSX update broke booting Ubuntu

I have a mac that is running a dual boot with OSX and Ubuntu. I am using rEFIT. I just updated my OSX to the new OSX Mavericks, but when i restarted my computer and tried to enter Ubuntu from rEFIT I ...
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Disable the new keyboard applet in Ubuntu 13.10

A new keyboard applet is enabled by default in Ubuntu 13.10. I want to disable it and I didn't find any settings to do it. Can anyone give me some ideas?
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Can't launch applications after a while under gnome fallback

I use gnome-fallback under ubuntu 13.10 (but it was also the case in 13.04). After some time, without any action, I can't launch any new applications. The old ones continue to work normally, but I ...
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Bumblebee with nvidia 540m 12.04 (ACER ASPIRE 5755g)

Ive been really struggling to get my nvidia card working with bumblebee. Currently when i run optirun glxspeheres i get the following. [ 138.520664] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: ...
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1answer
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This location could not be displayed You do not the permissions necessary to view the contents of www

I cant acces /var/www all of the sudden... also I would like to just give the user "loko" all the permissions. How can i get the error I am getting all of the sudden and how to fix it? Yesterday it ...
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Super+D key shortcut does not show desktop

I recently installed Saucy Salamander on my computer. Previously in Ringtail, Super+D used to show the desktop. However for this release, the Super+D does not seem to work properly... Is it a bug?
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Trouble installing VLC

Whenever I try to install VLC by terminal this shows up. ankit@ankit-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install vlc [sudo] password for ankit: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Is there a command-line program to read tags from .m4a files?

Running id3v2 -l file.m4a didn't find any tags, but displaying it in rhythmbox did. Is there another command-line program for working with tags that works on .m4a files? I'm running precise 12.04. ...
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Can this computer run Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I've been using Windows for ages on my computer. I would like to upgrade to Ubuntu by replacing my Windows. I'm not sure whether my computer can run 13.10 . My specs are below: System: Microsoft ...
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E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?

I am using ubuntu 13.10 on evaluation board and my internet is not working. Also i need to install softwares and apt-get install is also not working. Terminal says : E: Unable to fetch some ...
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Struggling with commands in Xterm

I am absolutely struggling with the cp command and the moment and I would like to know where to just learn all the usefull commands. Like cp HAS to start at /home right? I also hate that I cant just ...
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xrandr startup script

I'm using ubuntu server with xmonad. I configure my dual monitor setup with xrandr but I can't get it to run on startup. My .xinitrc looks like this: # WM xmonad # dual monitor xrandr --output HDMI1 ...
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How to set screenshot format to jpg? [duplicate]

I am wondering how can I change default screenshots to jpg, specially for MPlayer where default shots are in png which renders the images too large.
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how to install xampp on other drive then /opt/

How can i install xampp in other linux drive? Not the default /opt/ which is i guess ubuntu's OS drive folder. like i do in windows, i have c drive for windows and d drive for xampp. so in case i ...
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1answer
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is unity available for PCs running old unsupported versions such as v9.10

My Clients keep asking me to use unity in their OLD version"ubuntu" PCs so is it available in old version also? if yes, how? if no, why?
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problem with bcm43xx / b43 / b43legacy blacklisted /var/log/jockey.log

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 64bit version and I was new to drivers issues and my wireless lan won't activate from Additional drivers and I was reported that I have to check /var/log/jockey.log I ...
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remapping shift key and bash script startup problem

My keyboard both shift key malfunctioned, my OS is Ubuntu 13.04. So I am using one of the control key as shift key. I did this using xkeycaps tool, and that's working fine and I need to do this ...
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Grub Rescue - the laptop won't boot

First of all I'm Italian, so I apologize for my bad English. Second, I have a big problem. I have a new Sony Vaio Pro 13 (so, it's an ultra-book WITHOUT the CD drive), which had Windows 8 pre ...
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Mysterious > prompt from missing right apostrophe

If I type for example grep 'needle > I get sent to a mysterious > prompt from which ctrl-C (or restarting the terminal) is seemingly the only escape. What is this prompt? Why doesn't it ...
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1answer
158 views

Viewing a part of the screen in a window on Linux

I plan to make a presentation with a live demo using my wide screen Ubuntu 12.10 Laptop and a projector. My plan is to connect the projector as a second (small) display and put my slides and live-demo ...
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1answer
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sudo does not work in GUI after upgrade to 13.10

On 2 completely different machines I have the same problem after upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10: All programs/task requiering sudo permissions (software updater, starting synaptic, installing programs, ...
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2answers
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I can't download anything and I can't watch videos [duplicate]

Two days ago I tried to download skype and it says an error occurred it says end of central directory signature not found Either this file is not a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a ...
0
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1answer
278 views

Failed upgrade from 12.04 to 13.10 [duplicate]

I tried updating my ubuntu today from 12.04 to 13.10 and am now unable to update anything and have what is basically a useless system. Whenever I try to launch update manager I get not all updates can ...
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how to let ubuntu promt my password on the greeter screen instead of the keyring promt?

I want to type my password on the greeter screen instead of the keyring promt, because this can simply be dismissed. please correct me if I'm wrong, and sorry for the horrible english
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1answer
232 views

What to do about unreadable grub screen

I have been upgrading my Ubuntu, from 10.04 to 12.04 to 12.10 to 13.04 in the past few days with varying degrees of success. One problem that has been constant through every step of the upgrade, ...
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1answer
4k views

How to remove Gnome desktop environment?

I had installed Ubuntu-gnome-i386 in my laptop. It is working fine but I don't need gnome environment anymore. How can I completely remove Gnome desktop environment and get back my Unity.
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headphones not working in 13.10 after update on my AW m17x

My headphones is not work on my Alienware M17x after recent update from 13.04 to 13.10. In the Sound window no headphones option. H/W path Device Class Description ...
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Juju/MAAS in vSphere to test OpenStack

I have the below setup in my lab vSphere to test Openstack deployment with juju. MAAS server vm have 2 interfaces [ one have internet access using proxy and another internal 192.168 n/w for dhcp and ...
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2answers
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How to recover from bad upgrade to 13.04 (Unity very slow)

Oh boy. I have two computers. On one, I upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10, attempting to go to 13.04 with catastrophic results, requiring me basically to install brand new 13.04 onto machine and this ...
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Unable to run Java, IcedTea on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in Chrome or Firefox

I have updated to 12.04 LTS from 10.04 LTS because I could not get java to test as working on http://www.java.com/en/download/installed.jsp ... I still can't get java working. I have installed ...
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Why can't I refresh the list of packages? [duplicate]

This might be a duplicate, but I can't find a solution in other posts. Whenever I try to update I get this message: ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR###ERROR E:Encountered a section with ...
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1answer
294 views

Intel Centrino 7260 after kernel update

After every kernel update, will I need to redo everything from the answer here? The reason I ask is because last night the kernel update but the wifi no longer works unless I load the previous ...
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1answer
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Installing Network Manger on Ubuntu

I have deleted accedently the network manager from Ubuntu 13.04 on my HP pavilion 13.04. Now I am not able to connect to the internet using my laptop. I have downloaded the two .deb packages of ...
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3answers
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Eclipse Kepler runs weird [duplicate]

I just downloaded and try to run Eclipse Kepler on Ubuntu 13.10. If I run Eclipse with command ./eclipse Eclipse runs, but very weird :( Nut if I run with the command sudo ./eclipse ...
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How to fix a second screen

This is not a generic question but rather a specific one for my system. I just freshly installed ubuntu 12.04 and did all the updates. One of the updates told me to install additional hardware (for ...
0
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1answer
910 views

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3: It opens with a media player

I just wanna ask how to open the default folder again of my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. This is what happened: First, I connected the USB Plug. The tab says: "connected as a media device", but it opens ...
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Problem with grub2 | unknown filesystem, grub rescue> [duplicate]

my english is bad , but i think we can understand. I have dual boot with Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows 7 . I can't mount partition in Live mode. I lost grub2 on start, and i get a message: error: ...
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Dead keys in emacs with ibus

I've just upgraded to 13.10 and noticed that dead keys are not working anymore in emacs (a keystroke to ' leads emacs to display <dead-acute> is undefined instead of waiting to the next key. In ...
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2answers
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Optical S/PDIF activate rear output

I'm trying to use the optical audio output of my motherboard to send the sound to my AV Receiver. I only see the front channels received by my AV. Indeed rear channels don't seem to be activated. ...
2
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2answers
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Ubuntu 13.10 installed and worked, but now not working [closed]

I have a HP G7000 laptop. I updated/upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10, after the software updater recommended I upgrade. I have duel booting system with Windows Vista. The system was working for the ...
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3answers
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cannot boot ubuntu 13.10 with my usb, Can i change the kernal on my laptop to run it?

Currently i am running 12.04 and looking for an upgrade to 13.10 I first tried a bootable 64bit usb and failed. With the message saying Kernel requires an x86-64 CPU but only detected an I686 CPU ...
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1answer
117 views

How can I get a user account back?

With all my computers I make one partition for the root and another for /home. This is useful for disasters where I need to reformat the root for ubuntu, but leave my /home data untouched. With the ...
3
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1answer
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apt-get update stuck at 100%[Waiting for headers] at “Hit http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe Translation-en”

Not sure what has happened to my Ubuntu 13.04 server. It is pretty much a LAMP & SAMBA server only, no other apps installed, no shell, command line only. I run an apt-get update a fortnight ago ...
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2answers
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Mount unknown filesystem exfat

When trying to mount an exfat filesystem, I get the following error: Error mounting /dev/sda6 at /media/gkp/Backup: Command-line `mount -t "exfat" -o "uhelper=udisks2,nodev,nosuid" "/dev/sda6" ...
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How to install “intel graphics driver installer ” in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

My system specification is as follow:- Microprocessor 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5-3230M Video Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 I want to install graphic driver provided by intel for linux. Need help ...
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Ubuntu worldtime desktop clock widget?

I am aware that in Unity we can add world time by clicking on time bar. However, it's still a list of locations and sometimes it may be hard to quickly find the timezone of interest. Is there any ...
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Several keys on my ASUS desktop keyboard are not working in Ubuntu 12.04

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 on my ASUS G10AC, several keys on my keyboard (ASUS G01 KB) are not working at all. This includes both CTRL keys, both ALT keys, and both WINDOWS keys. When I use the ...
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1answer
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Help, broken Gsettings

I was trying to disable the global menu as per http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2013/07/disable-global-menu-on-ubuntu-13-10-saucy/#comment-8612, but while it didn't change anything, after running ...

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