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How to create VVVVVV (game) launcher?

I recently bought VVVVVV (game) from the Ubuntu Software Centre. Sadly, there is no desktop launcher for the game! Meaning, I can't find it using the dash. When I enter /usr/share/applications though, ...
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Update Manager won't open (error related to pythonverbose)

I'm having an issue with update-manager. Last night, my computer restart suddenly during the update process. Now it won't open and it keep appearing on the notifier with a message warning that an ...
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1answer
166 views

Is it possible to power down my external via the eject button?

I'm trying to convert from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 12.10 with Gnome 3.6. Using the notification area's eject icon, I notice the partition is unmounted but the drive is still powered and spinning... I ...
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How to understand Ubuntu UEFI Secure Boot install?

Now that Secure Boot is supported, what special instructions does one have to follow to install Ubuntu on a UEFI Secure Boot enabled PC shipped with Windows 8? As I understand, Ubuntu >= 12.04.2 ...
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1answer
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How to upload photos from Shotwell?

I only started using Ubuntu a couple months ago. I've been able to get pictures from my camera onto the machine. The system is very different for me and I'm trying to work it out on my own, but I ...
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1answer
327 views

What are some known VPN servers which work well with iOS and OSX clients?

I am looking for a stable VPN server which is known to work with iOS and OSX clients. If possible, I prefer packages that are installable via: sudo apt-get install XXX.
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Can I become an Ubuntu Member by contributing on Ask Ubuntu?

The Ubuntu Membership Wiki states: Contributions are valued and recognized whether you contribute to artwork, any of the LoCoTeams, documentation, providing support on the forums, the answers ...
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2answers
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How to integrate Pidgin and Evolution into the message indicator?

I upgraded to 12.10, I was using Unity 2d, but as it no longer exists I moved to gnome classic, something in the upgrade seems to have change the message indicator in the "Indicator Applet Complete". ...
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Is there a PROPRIETARY driver (NVIDIA or ATI) that actually works with 12.10?

NOTE: I see many similar topics on this, but I've tried all their suggestions, and nothing has worked. THE MAIN DIFFERENCE SEEMS TO BE: I always get a black screen with a blinking cursor, while others ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu 12.10's desktop getting dark

I installed 12.10 32bit. It is going well. Some little issues, but just normal for a recent version. The problem that is really boring me and I can't find the solution is that my desktop is frequently ...
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CIFS shares do not mount after upgrade to 12.10 from 12.04

I have seen issues close to my problem but no one seems to have a definitive answer as to what is going on and why the failure occurs. I have a number of NAS devices on my home network and on a ...
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3answers
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What is the (initial) root password for Ubuntu on Nexus 7?

Is it possible to install anything on nexus 7' Ubuntu? I installed Ubuntu, booted, but there's only default admin account.
5
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0answers
387 views

KDE skin in Unity after installing KDE [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and I just installed KDE, so I could have both desktop environments and switch between on the login screen. However, when I logged back in with Unity, some programs now show up ...
4
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1answer
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Asus TF700t Ubuntu/Android Dual Boot

I want to dual boot my transformer infinity. I like android, but as an IT student it cannot do everything I need homework wise, besides pocket Minecraft sucks. So I want to have my cake and eat it ...
7
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3answers
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How can I make preview windows for Chrome/Chromium display window contents for minimized Chrome windows?

If I have multiple gedit (for example) windows open, with some of them minimized, and I click on the gedit launcher icon twice, it shows previews of all gedit windows...including the minimized ones. ...
0
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1answer
597 views

Squid3 dns resolution error

Squid3 on ubuntu 12.04 returns ipv6 addresses instead of ipv4. I have no ipv6 network therfeore connection fails. DNS resolution directly on the server returns ipv4 addresses.
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2answers
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How to mount an ISO image in Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to mount an ISO file? I wish to Mount an ISO image and then install a set-up inside the image. Its an ISO of a game btw. I have tried mounty, Gmount and furious ...
2
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1answer
780 views

CUPS: Restrict printer access to trusted users on network

I would like to share my printer (connected to my computer with USB) with my colleague though our network. I am very concerned with security issues and I don't want to do anything that could ...
0
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1answer
466 views

Upgrade to 12.10 failed. Now it wont start, hangs

May have started 2 instances of upgrade (to Quivering Quagga - I call it that because my machine is now extinct), stops and hangs halfway through startup. Always at same point. Can I work out the ...
5
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3answers
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Locally stream media files

Is there any easy way to locally stream media files over a network (to other Ubuntu machines)? I tried using ssh, but that's too slow for anything, and I can't figure out anything that would allow me ...
5
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1answer
649 views

How to Enable Wireless on Nexus 7

How do I enable Wireless on my Nexus 7 running Ubuntu on Nexus7? When I click the Network Manager Icon its not showing any available networks.
0
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2answers
60 views

Download File does not do anything [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu? 1 Saved download file (ISO) to USB stick but it doesn't do anything other than want to creat a DVD. 2 Saved the file to hard drive but it ...
7
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1answer
3k views

How to prevent files from being shown in Unity dash?

I don't want file names to be completed in my unity dash, for privacy and security reasons. Is there a way to disable files from being shown in the dash? Note that I am able to hide recently used ...
4
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2answers
1k views

How do I create an overlayfs on NFS on a diskless device?

Looking for example/howto/etc of howto create an overlayfs for my diskless computers. I have multiple diskless computers that have root on nfs configured. I would like to use an overlay for files ...
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2answers
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How to disable automount for internal partitions?

how can I disable automount for NTFS/FAT partitions from internal diskdrives in Ubuntu 12.10?
0
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1answer
253 views

kde on virtualbox already running gnome?

What is the smartest/easiest way to get KDE installed on a VM that is already running GNOME? Would it be better to create a complete new VM just for KDE (because they don't work well together?) If ...
3
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1answer
101 views

What is the cost for becoming a reseller partner of Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm interested about Ubuntu Reseller partnership, but I'm not getting full info for this; like How I need to pay them (will it be case to case, annually or monthly)? When I'll sale their Ubuntu ...
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1answer
348 views

Ubuntu Won't Load Up

I'm having trouble with Ubuntu. It was working fine on Weds 24/08/12. Fired up my laptop yesterday and came up with the Grub screen. What I basically want to know is how do I get back to normal ...
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0answers
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How to disable unity from starting with ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Possible to install ubuntu-desktop and then boot to no GUI I am temparaly useing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server on my laptop to host a Minecraft server on and i installed ...
2
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1answer
2k views

Ubuntu 12.10 recognizes me only 3GB of free space

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 64-bits and it worked perfectly (during days), until now. Suddenly several error messages coming from anywhere tell me that I have no free space on the disk. And now the ...
0
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1answer
50 views

Problems with my password

My problem is that I changed my username and computer name in ubuntu 12.04, when I restarted, the machine does not recognize my password, but it did recognize the new names user and computer. When I ...
0
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1answer
93 views

Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop & Taskbars [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to revert to GNOME Classic? Just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a spare drive and don't like the desktop & taskbars. How do I change them to the ones I have on ...
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2answers
640 views

Upgrading Win7 to Win8 on a dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04

Please can someone comment if my current setup of Windows 7 with dual boot of Ubuntu 12.04 will continue to boot and work OK after upgrade my win 7 to win8 OR are there things I need to do first? ...
2
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1answer
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NFS4 + idmap, incorrect user name mapping

I tried to follow the ubuntu nfs4 documentation as closely as possible. My client machine is showing incorrect file ownerships. This is my idmapd.conf file on both machines: [General] Verbosity = ...
0
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1answer
167 views

Ubuntu will not install on my Dell Inspiron 580

I'm trying to install ubuntu on my Inspiron 580 (Intel Core i3 4Gb Ram Intel HD Graphics) but am having no success installing from CD or Windows installer all result in a purple rapidly flashing ...
3
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2answers
59 views

I want to pass an argument into a variable?

I am very new to the Linux environment, and I am stuck with a situation. What I want to do is to pass the command test -s $testFile to a variable, like, say "tes" Example: tes="test -s $testFile"
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2answers
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How to watch Apple keynote videos from the website

I just noticed that I am unable to watch Apple's keynote videos on Ubuntu 12.10. Neither Firefox nor Google Chrome works. I am however, able to view all the advertisement videos for all products on ...
1
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1answer
891 views

How to unhide an application?

I hope you can help me. I have installed ubuntu 12.04 using wubi, my issue is i installed iptux using ubuntu software center, it worked fine, i decided that i wanted it to be hidden at start up, so i ...
2
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1answer
2k views

“Switch Applications” does not work in 12.10

Since upgrading to 12.10, sometimes "Switch Applications" does not work. Pressing Alt+Tab works as pressing only Tab key. And it does not work even if I change the shortcut key to Ctrl+Tab or any ...
7
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3answers
2k views

How to access an OS X keychain via Ubuntu

I need to access some of the content of an old OS X keychain. I know the password - this isn't about cracking ;-) What I don't have is a Mac. I do have the keychain files on a backup drive. Is ...
2
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2answers
548 views

Can I have two Ubuntu installations on one laptop?

Can I have 2 Ubuntus 12.10 on my laptop? I need 1 for work, and 1 as desktop. Will it work if I install new version as usual, beside existing one? I can't lose data from my actual Ubuntu, but want ...
0
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1answer
126 views

Installation on SONY VAIO VGN-FE690

I cannot install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Sony VAIO VGN-FE690. When it shows the window to type my name and password the window closes.
0
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0answers
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How can I get a list of installed programs and corresponding size of each in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I list installed software with the installed size? I would like to have a list of the installed software on my machine, with the disk space consumed by them. A ...
0
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2answers
2k views

How to remove Universal Access from the Notification Area? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I disable the Universal Access Settings icon? I just installed 12.10 with GNOME 3.6 and in the Notification Area left to the clock there is a icon for universal ...
2
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0answers
77 views

Is ubuntu sso provider intended for normal people?

I am looking for an SSO / OpenID provider software to run on my server. Can ubuntu sso provider be recommended for that? Is it intended for normal people in terms of maintainability, stability, ...
0
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1answer
274 views

Bug on Chrome 22.0.1229.94

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 (x64) and since chrome has updated to 22.0.1229.94 issues are happening in some sites like Facebook, on scroll page: I tried versions 23(beta) and 24(unstable) and the ...
2
votes
1answer
284 views

How can I make NetworkManager call ddclient automatically

How can I make ddclient update my dyndns address whenever NetworkManager makes or cuts a connection?
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0answers
5k views

What software do I use to rotate a video 90 degrees? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I rotate a video? I have some videos that I want to rotate 90 degrees. What software do I use?
2
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1answer
601 views

Is there a abcde equivalent for DVD/Blu-Ray Discs?

When I converted my CD collection to mp3 several years ago, I used abcde. The workflow basically went like this: Insert CD Run abcde abcde ejects the disc Repeat I'm looking for a similar workflow ...
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vote
1answer
48 views

Find the icon for a specific file type

Is there any way to find the icon for a specific file type? I'd like to write a shell script that returns the location of the image file, or icon, for a specific file type.

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