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how to remove title bar and borders on maximized windows in kubuntu?

In gnome-shell there is an extension that removes the window borders and close buttons and title bar etc on maximized windows to save screen real estate. I'm sure kwin / kde has a way to mimic this ...
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1answer
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I am getting a Putty attempted incorrect protocol errors when I SSH into my server from Windows

I have had Putty connecting via SSH to my Ubuntu 12.10 server for several months. Yesterday I began to get the following error every time I connect: PuTTY X11 proxy: wrong authentication protocol ...
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2answers
833 views

ubuntu software center not opening in 12.10

I am trying to open ubuntu software center using the command line by typing software-center and i get the following 2013-02-10 12:09:54,006 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy ...
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1answer
110 views

Ubuntu One Storage Options

I am looking at Purchasing a Ubuntu One Storage Account, and all I can find is a 20Gb Storage Option. I will Primarily use this Cloud Service for Storing my Family Photo Albums, and will need approx. ...
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1answer
178 views

Unable to dual boot windows 7,8, and ubuntu using w8 bootloader

I had a sony vaio running windows 7 and Ubuntu but I had given it to my friend as he needed it, I bought a new desktop with windows 7 and windows 8 dual booted using w8 boot loader, Now I am trying ...
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0answers
515 views

Problem with HP mini 1104 wifi card in Ubuntu 12.04

I have a HP mini 1104 with windows 7 installed by default. When I install Ubuntu 12.04 and try to activate the proprietary drivers, I only see the graphics card. When you connect to the wifi wireless ...
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1answer
88 views

wrong use of #MV

I've a done wrong use of sudo mv command. Example: sudo Mv/home/USER/Downloads/piff.pdf /root/PDFs Then the directory /root/PDFs has been changed to a plain text file. I can undo the command? I ...
2
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1answer
118 views

Is it possible to have two virtual consoles open in a single screen?

When using virtual consoles, is it possible to have two different virtual consoles open at the same time and sharing the screen space and being able to use either ?
2
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1answer
547 views

freemind not opening in ubuntu 12.04

I am a beginner in Ubuntu and mine is Ubuntu 12.04 while trying to run freemind I am getting the message sruthin@sruthin-1015CX:~$ freemind /usr/bin/freemind: 228: /usr/bin/freemind: ...
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1answer
332 views

Most suitable permissions for mounted internal disk shared with Windows?

I've been using Ubuntu/Linux for a few years now but I'm still learning.. I've just updated to 12.10 after installing a Samsung 830 128GB SSD which has Windows and Ubuntu OS's dualboot on it. My old ...
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1answer
523 views

Lost my files? I've installed Ubuntu wrong

I wanted to do a dual boot with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10. I followed this tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNCSbTyUzoM When I was on the installing Ubuntu part, the free space was not ...
2
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1answer
919 views

Unable to open Update manager or Ubuntu tweak

I cannot open Update manager and Ubuntu Tweak when I open Ubuntu tweak I get this log user@laptop:~$ ubuntu-tweak Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/ubuntu-tweak", line 124, in ...
3
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1answer
4k views

Installing flash on Ubuntu

I have an EC2 instance running Ubuntu 12.10 and I'd like to install Flash Player on it. However, when I try to install it as follows, I'm unable to. Some hint on how I could proceed? Thanks. $ sudo ...
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1answer
90 views

How can I access files created in Windows? [closed]

I downloaded Ubuntu but no matter what I do I can't access my MS files. How do I access them?
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1answer
399 views

NVIDIA GT430 HDMI/HDTV - No input after selecting Ubuntu from Grub

I likely formatted the title horribly, but this is my issue; I'm using an NVIDIA GT430 with an HDMI cable to my TV, and when I try to boot up Ubuntu (12.10) after just installing it, It will not ...
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2answers
482 views

How does ubuntu boot? [closed]

I am new to Ubuntu. What are the steps during the boot process of ubuntu ? More specifically: what is a boot loader ? How are drives mounted ? How does your system know which drive to use? What ...
6
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1answer
4k views

How do I change the device on which ubuntu boots?

I have a laptop with an internal SSD (let's call it samsung-SSD), and I would like to install ununtu 12.04 on an external SSD connected via USB3 (let's call this one vertex2). I downloaded an ubuntu ...
2
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0answers
437 views

Wifi connection stopped working after upgrade [closed]

My wifi connection has been working flawlessly for 2 years running ubuntu 11.04 at first and even after upgrading to 12.04. A few minutes ago, the connection to my router suddenly stopped dropped; ...
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1answer
179 views

How to permanently, unfixably disable wireless internet? [duplicate]

I have a problem with internet addiction. (Yes, really.) I have internet access on my cellphone, which I don't abuse, but having internet on my laptop basically makes me completely non-productive. In ...
1
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1answer
434 views

How to diagnose a selective DNS resolution failure?

I just obtained an ASUS RT-N66U router, which I've flashed with the Tomato firmware. The router is for the most part working fine, but I'm having trouble connecting to Facebook in a consistent way. ...
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1answer
199 views

Ubuntu 12 boot problem

i have runned an ubuntu update from 11 to 12.4 and when the computer restarted the ubuntu logo showed quickley, then the black screen with the mouse icon active with the wait circle rotating ...
1
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1answer
833 views

keyboard shortcut to “Output volume” in sound control [duplicate]

I sometimes want to increase the output volume on my laptop beyond 100 %. In order to do so I need to open "Sound" in "System Settings". I would like to set a keyboard shortcut to do that. I found out ...
3
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1answer
2k views

How do I install utorrent after I encounter the problems in the description?

How do I install utorrent? I have downloaded the tarball from here, extracted it to /home/brentonhorne/utorrent-server-v3_0 and run: cd /home/brentonhorne/utorrent-server-v3_0 ./utserver Which ...
1
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1answer
2k views

Ubuntu doesn't reconnect to WiFi unless I reboot

I am dual-booting my laptop going between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Initially, I can connect to WiFi, but if I get disconnected for some reason, or if I restart my router, Ubuntu won't reconnect ...
2
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0answers
244 views

How do I fix this Unity rendering issue (VMware guest)?

I have just download the Ubuntu desktop and show me this: I use the Windows 7.
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0answers
185 views

Will running Cinnamon on 12.04 slow down ubuntu? [duplicate]

I really like the Cinnamon interface ( already know how to get cinnamon on Ubuntu) Just need to know if it will slow down my computer. I use Unity on 12.04 Ubuntu As requested here are my computer ...
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4answers
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Bluetooth mouse cant connect after reboot

I have Microsoft Sculpt BT Mouse , I could set up my mouse , and it worked , but after reboot ,it's not working anymore I clicked connect under the bluetooth menu with my touchpad , but it cant ...
3
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2answers
12k views

Reinstall latest kernel?

I did something silly with a build/modprobe/make while running on my latest installed kernel. Now that kernel will not boot. I am currently running on a previous kernel. How can I clean this up? I ...
14
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3answers
8k views

APT wedged by kernel version mismatch

Apt is seemingly unable to do anything useful for me, repeatedly giving messages of this form: dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of linux-server: linux-server depends on ...
3
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1answer
121 views

Add Server between current wireless router and new router

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 Server with a wireless router attached. I would like to connect it to my modem/wireless router via the wireless interface in a transparent manner. My goal is to use the server to ...
2
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0answers
419 views

Xubuntu 12.10; battery drains when laptop lid is closed

I am on Xubuntu 12.10. When I close my laptop lid, the screen goes black as normal, and the normal login window appears when I open it up again. However, I notice that for example, I left my laptop ...
1
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1answer
929 views

How do I enable a CalDAV server (in an OwnCloud installation) to send email reminders for events?

I have a Lubuntu 12.10 server set up in VMWare VirtualBox with an OwnCloud 4.5.6 installation. One of OwnCloud's functions is as a CalDAV server. OwnCloud's web front-end doesn't yet have an interface ...
1
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1answer
82 views

I cannot install Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I have burned the ISO image onto a disc, restarted my computer booting from the disc, gone through the "install ubuntu" option to run inside Windows 8. And a while later it tells me to remove the ...
1
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1answer
34 views

How do I call FreeMat that was installed via Alien?

How do I call FreeMat that was installed via Alien? I'm running 12.10 32 bit. I have tried freemat, freemat4.1.1 and freemat4 and none have worked.
10
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1answer
313 views

slapd with back_sock does not create a socket

I have installed slapd on Ubuntu 12.04 and configured it with the following under /etc/ldap/slapd.conf: modulepath /usr/lib/ldap moduleload back_sock.la database sock socketpath /tmp/slapd.sock ...
2
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1answer
665 views

Installing Ubuntu on a Windows 8 UEFI laptop?

I have created an USB installer with UNetbootin for Ubuntu 12.10 Live (I'm not sure if that is the right one for this) I disabled Fast Boot, but I didn't change UEFI to Legacy because nothing will ...
0
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1answer
55 views

How to find out the name of the packages involved in the proprietary driver?

I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my HP Mini 110-3110BR for test purposes. A notification about a proprietary driver popped up. It's for the Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN ...
1
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1answer
286 views

Use LUKS and LVM on install to external drive

So I have a laptop running Backtrack 5 R3 using LUKS and LVM, manually configured, and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 to a USB 3 external drive and use LUKS and LVM on that as well, but I can't ...
0
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2answers
283 views

Can I install Ubuntu on a Laptop? [closed]

I have a completely blank, new out the box, hard drive. Can I still use Ubuntu 12.10 on my Laptop?
3
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2answers
843 views

How do I switch between Kwin Window tabs?

How do you switch tabs when you attach a window as the tab of another? I wasn't able to find the corresponding KWin shortcuts to modify. I have realized that scrolling over the titlebar works, but is ...
2
votes
2answers
88 views

Dropbox synchronizing every time I press a key in Kate

I've just noticed Dropbox will synchronize a file every time I press a key in Kate(the text editor). This behavior does not cause problems but it is annoying to say the least. Is this caused by ...
1
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0answers
64 views

How can I get around that Blank Screen? [duplicate]

This is my first experience with any linux product. I successfully installed ubuntu 12.10 i386 version. But now I only get a blank screen. My computer specs are Pentium 4 (1.8 GHz) 1.25GB-RAM ...
3
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2answers
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simple and easy way to sync folders over LAN

Summary: i'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop and on my desktop. I need to sync my data between these computers. I don't want a backup utility - i need a two-way sync. What i tried already: Using a ...
4
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2answers
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Why isnt IBus functional (in Xfce)?

I'm trying to use IBus to type in Japanese. I have set up the Anthy IME properly, and the "enable or disable" setting to function when pressing ctrl+space. In any case, it's simply not working. I ...
3
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3answers
142 views

Searching techniques via Nautilus or otherwise

Lets say I have following files in a folder Blue-Green-Red Red-Yellow-Blue Green-Black-red Now I want to search files having 'green' and 'red' as part of their names (case insensitive), how i do ...
0
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1answer
576 views

Laptop with Nvidia gt555m and optimus

I have a laptop with Nvidia Gt555m graphics card + optimus. I was wondering how I can make it so that I can play games on Ubuntu. I now have windows on my laptop and the only thing keeping me there ...
56
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1answer
7k views

Can I make the webcam take a picture when an incorrect password is entered?

I am using a laptop . I was thinking to have a support in my Ubuntu machine. When an incorrect password is entered, a picture is taken later revealing who has been trying to gain access. I have ...
1
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1answer
1k views

Ubuntu 12.04 System crashes right after login - Boot-Repair log included

Wow, my system crashes hard - right after login! I've heard about quite some crashed with Ubuntu 12.04. ... any suggestions on how to proceed? Here is the link to the logfile of Boot-Repair - which ...
2
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1answer
82 views

User account needs password to eject Kindle in Calibre

My 12.10 computer has several accounts on it. My wife has a Kindle Keyboard 3G that she manages with Calibre. The problem is that every time she tries to eject the device in Calibre if asks for my ...
1
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1answer
3k views

How to Fix all kind of Harddisk Errors?

How can I fix all kind of Harddisk errors ? Because I have a Ubuntu PC and I want to install one more separate flavour of Ubuntu for testing purpose but its keeping giving me an error like file system ...

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