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Recovering Password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost password (using recovery mode requires me to type the password)? My sister gave me her Mini inspiron 1010 with ubuntu 8.04 that she bought in the ...
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x11 mouse themes not showing on desktop (unity) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install and select cursor themes? Hi I have install a few different themes for the mouse cursor. They work well except on the desktop, taskbar or unity launcher ...
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Openning NetworkManager's edit connections window from terminal

I need to open NetworkManager's edit connections window from terminal (for ssh -X ). What is the command that opens it?
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Disk '______' doesn't contain a valid partition table

Having recently run through EnableHibernateWithEncryptedSwap, I now get 3 separate 'Disk doesn't contain a valid partition table' when I run sudo fdisk -l: Disk /dev/mapper/ubuntu--t10194-root ...
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Is it safe to upgrade OS X from Snow Leopard via the App Store on a dual-boot system?

I have a MacBook Pro that dual-boots Ubuntu 12.04 and OS X Snow Leopard. I'd like to upgrade OS X to Mountain Lion, but have never done this on a dual-boot OS X system before. Will the upgrade work ...
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cowbuilder --create --distribution lucid fails

I'm trying to create a build environment for Lucid, and calling cowbuilder --create --distribution lucid fails with the messages below: Get:1 http://us-east-1.ec2.archive.ubuntu.com lucid Release.gpg ...
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How do I change the base language of a computer I inherited

I inherited a dell mini!, running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The problem is that the language is set to Vietnamese so I can't use it properly. When I change the language priority to having English as first ...
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How to Install Ubuntu on a HP Touchpad WebOS Tablet?

I found this http://www.webos-internals.org/wiki/UbuntuChroot#Alternative_Step_1:_Re-partitioning_by_hand but I believe there is a better way to do it.
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How activate NVIDIA drivers? [closed]

Yesterday I was having a few memory leaks with Compiz, I decided to put this down to the new NVIDIA drivers that I installed. I purged everything with NVIDIA from my system and booted into Ubuntu ...
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Extremely short battery life

In Windows, my battery lasts several hours. In Ubuntu 12.04, it's dead before an hour and a half. I've installed http://linrunner.de/en/tlp/docs/tlp-linux-advanced-power-management.html but it has ...
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How can I access files in my USB pendrive (with YUMI & Ubuntu 12.04 installed in it)

I am new to Ubuntu and would like to ask a question, any help would be greatly appreciated. So, I installed YUMI multiboot USB creator into my pendrive, and added Ubuntu 12.04 as one of the Linux ...
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Installing live wallpapers Ubuntu 12.04

How can I use live wall papers with Ubuntu 12.04 like android
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How do I programmatically detect presence changes in the messaging menu?

Is there a way to subscribe to messaging menu events? Specifically, I'm looking for a signal (over DBus?) that is fired when the online presence status changes in the messaging menu
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1answer
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Gufw doesn't show my current iptables rules

I bought a new machine, so, what I did was save my current iptables using iptables-save and imported the rules into the new machine with iptables-restore command. If I run iptables -L command in the ...
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Linux Administration job certification recommendations [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can the Ubuntu Certification help professionally? I just got my Linux+ today, and I am wondering what I should get next. I would like to land a job in Linux server ...
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Having problems with unity spread window on second click

I can´t spread window by click twice on the unity launcher after setting for something in ibus, and I am not sure is this a ibus problem. Problem Reproduce Video (<1min): ...
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How to remove Ubuntu from my windows 7 64 bit

I used the version of ubuntu that allows you to install through windows. When I start my system it asks me if I want to select Ubuntu or Windows 7. No problem, but I wanted to dual boot by giving ...
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How do i configure the live usb to install additional packages?

I have saved all the packages from the directory /var/cat/apt/archives to Usb. Is it possible to configure the live Usb to accommodate all these extra packages /var/cache/apt/archives; so that it ...
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Battery not charging beyong a certain percentage

After checking two HP Laptops, one relatively new, only 2 months old and the battery is less than a week old. The other one is about a year old. both have the same issue. The laptop's battery charges ...
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Will ubuntu 12.04 LTS run faster when installed individually instead of in the windows folder? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What performance differences are there when installing with Wubi? I have lots of freezes and stuff... So I was wondering if I installed Ubuntu individually instead of ...
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How do I make terminator emulator appear and disappear like guake?

I am using terminator 0.96 as terminal emulator. How can I make it run in the background and make it appear/disappear like guake terminal (i.e. using a shortcut key).
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12.04 Running Slow on Acer Aspire 5738ZG

I installed 12.04 but it seems to run rather slow (a little laggy when minimizing, some applications open slowly, YouTube 1080p videos are laggy as well). I'm with the HD4650 graphics card and found ...
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1answer
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Pasting text into keyring access prompt

I have quite a few keys I manage with Seahorse, and the passwords to them are quite complex, and kept in a safe method from which I must paste them(they are 64 characters). When I attempt to use these ...
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Nvidia Driver problems: 1440x900 resolution - 12.04 [closed]

I installed 12.04 and my system works fine. But after updating packages with the update manager, problems occurred. I can't activate the Nvidia drivers (Control Center -> Additional Drivers). When I ...
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xtables-addon installation failed

I have a server with ubuntu 12.04 and when I try to install xtables-addon with this command module-assistant auto-install xtables-addons-source I get this error Bad luck, the kernel headers for the ...
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How can I set my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to boot to console without GUI? [duplicate]

So I installed Ubuntu server to run some tests on a VM. For various reasons I couldn't get a specific DEB file, and instead of using a shared folder I decided it would be a good idea to install ...
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DNS servers not correctly set in VPN

I have to use an OpenVPN network to work from home, and I occasionally have problems getting DNS to resolve. The problem comes and goes, and I can't reproduce it reliably. I took the OpenVPN config ...
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How should I respond to 404 errors in winetricks?

I am running into 404 errors using winetricks: user@host:~$ bash winetricks gdiplus Executing w_do_call gdiplus Executing load_gdiplus Executing mkdir -p /home/user/.cache/winetricks/gdiplus ...
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How can I move all the window controls to the right (or left)?

Downloaded Ubuntu tweak and set window controls to the right side. Only some programs follow the rule. Pidgin as an example has window controls on the right. But Chrome, Thunderbird, Geany, still have ...
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2answers
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How do I start an application as a service?

So I would like a couple of applications to run as services when the machine reboots without the need to login, is this possible? Applications are: Thunderbird Mail xChat IRC This way my email ...
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How do I convert an MP4 to an MP3? [duplicate]

I have some songs which are in mp4 format and I want to convert them into mp3 format. I am new to Ubuntu/Linux. So please explain the step by step process or give any software which can do the above ...
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1answer
611 views

Merge all split partition into root

Hi all, Currently I have partitions like the following:(Left to Right) '/' = 120gb /home = 100gb /media/data = 200gb Am using only the disk space available in /home. Currently am unable to use ...
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1answer
556 views

Compiz live wallpaper plug-ins, where and how for 12.04

I have been looking on a few sites at live wallpaper plug-ins for compiz, but am un able to find a good tutorial for installation, many are very old, or a good list of known plug-ins. Has any one ...
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1answer
1k views

What's the best glassy theme for gnome 3? [closed]

I'd like a glassy theme for my gnome 3 desktop but I can't find one that runs smoothly. Some of them are laggy, others are too squared, and the rest are dark. Is there a smooth, seamless, glassy theme ...
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1answer
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How to install a gnome shell theme? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get and install more themes, icons, and pointers? I switched from Unity to Gnome 3.4 but I'd like to tweak my desktop a bit. I want to use a gnome shell theme ...
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How to get Ubuntu version number on the Wallpaper?

I want to have Ubuntu Version name on my Desktop Wallpaper same as we have at login screen (LDM greeter) of UBUNTU 12.04LTS at bottom. I want the same way on my desktop wallpaper on opposite side ...
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Can I use Ubuntu as a wireless media server which performs all decoding/processing server-side?

I want to setup UBUNTU 12.04 desktop as Home media server. I have window 7 netbook and UBUNTU 12.04lts laptop even a samsun galaxy note tablet (android). Two desktop in other room with dualboot win7 ...
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1answer
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Will computer being shut down due to power failure affect my system files, or speed in any way? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How resilient is Ubuntu to repeated “power-off” shutdowns? I've asked before as well but need to confirm again, in my country there are a lot of electricity ...
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Can I install Ubuntu from a live USB to which I have copied some additional data?

I created a live USB for Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit edition around a month ago. The installation went fine from the USB. I've been adding some files not related to Ubuntu to a folder on the USB drive. I ...
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How to stop GNOME from adding bars, clocks, menu, etc. every time I restart X or log in?

I have two monitors and want for each display its own Xscreen (i.e., Twinview feature must be off). Turned out that Gnome has been duplicating clocks, bars, workspace, etc. every time I log in or ...
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1answer
434 views

How to fix microphone that sometimes has wrong volume, other times doesn't work at all?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04. I have had mic problems since 10.04. At times my mic level is just really low and other times it just doesn't work at all. I am using a Gateway M-Series. How can I ...
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1answer
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500 OOPS: cannot change directory: /home/user/public_html, VSFTPD error

I setup VSFTPD on my Ubuntu server 12.04, it worked very good. Until I tried to change the permissions of the user so the user couldn't go in the / directory and only in the directories inside ...
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1answer
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How long does the ubuntu installation take and what to do after it?

I've got a HP probook 4515s, AMD Sempron SI-42 (2,1 Ghz), ATI Radeon HD 3200, only 1GB ram. I'm installing Ubuntu 12.04 with a CD right now, and it seems to take about 20 minutes since. And its also ...
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1answer
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Firefox cant find server at start .ubuntu.com

I have a HP ML310 server with Ubuntu 12.04 installed, I set a static IP then installed Ubuntu desktop sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop after the update and upgrade command. On restart I click ...
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1answer
212 views

Switching from Win7 to Ubuntu 10.04

I'm in the process of backing up my assorted junk and just wanting to if I can download all my stuff from SkyDrive once I've installed Ubuntu. I plan on using SD and Ubuntu One to get my files across ...
2
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1answer
398 views

Equivalent of OSX “open” in Ubuntu Unity?

I know there is xdg-open, but it does not run in the background. It is not as easy as appending & at the end when calling this command from emacs. I often use ! then open in emacs dired, or C-! ...
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1answer
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Is there a centralized history file for all the commands run from various terminals?

I am aware that every terminal has it's separate history,which can be viewed by the history command. Commands issued on suppose terminal tty1 will be shown in the history of tty1 only and not in the ...
2
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1answer
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How to install the Human icon theme?

I want to install old ubuntu 6.06LTS Dapper Drake icon set in my ubuntu 12.04LTS Precise Pangolin. Where can i get the ICON theme of ubuntu 6.06 for ubuntu 12.04. even if i download from any site how ...
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1answer
526 views

IBM x3650 M3 installation 10.04LTS

Hi Just about to purchase two IBM servers x3650 and need to run 10.04LTS as it is the only version that will support a particular application. The server has the following Spec: IBM System x3650 M3 ...
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2answers
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Removing Recently used items in 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I delete the entire history (Recently Used Items) in the dash? How do i remove items from my recently accessed file in ubuntu 12.04.

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