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How to setup an Access Point mode Wi-Fi Hotspot?

How to setup an Access Point mode Wi-Fi Hotspot? Point to be noted: Wireless hotspots aren't same as ad hoc networks. Significant difference is there. In short, ad hoc networks aren't ...
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2answers
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How do I go about porting Ubuntu Touch to different devices?

I would like to port Ubuntu Touch to a device that is currently not supported. What are the requirements for doing this and where do I begin?
4
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4answers
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How to create a bootable USB stick?

I am looking at this: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-ubuntu I need to create a boot disk to test Ubuntu to make sure it will run on a PC (Compaq Mini CQ10-120LA) I was ...
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4answers
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How do I reset a lost password (using recovery mode requires me to type the password)?

I need to reset my password. I have followed these steps: How do I reset a lost Administrative (root) password? However, then I go to "root" or "netroot" recovery options, it tells me: Give root ...
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9answers
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How do I install applications in Ubuntu?

I am new to Ubuntu. How can I install applications like Google Chrome on Ubuntu? Are there any commands to install an application? For migrating Windows users visiting this question: click here
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0answers
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How can I get Broadcom BCM4311 Wireless working? [duplicate]

Wireless was worked perfectly in ubuntu 10.10. Now I upgraded it to ubuntu 11.04. After this upgrade wireless is not working in my laptop, even "wireless connection" is not showing in network ...
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10answers
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How can I stop being prompted to unlock the 'default' keyring on boot?

Whenever Ubuntu boots up, a dialogue pops up asking me to unlock my default keyring. Is there some way this can unlock automatically through PAM or some other magical way?
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4answers
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Difference between the i386 download and the amd64?

What is the difference between standard i386 download and the amd64 download of Ubuntu 11.04? I am currently running the i386 on an amd machine, would my system work better with the amd64 download ...
10
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1answer
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How to upload package with dependencies to my PPA?

I made a package for my PPA and uploaded it. It built without any problems. Then I made another package that depended on the first and uploaded it. It failed because it couldn't find the files in the ...
66
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7answers
53k views

How can I play encrypted DVD movies?

My machine can't play encrypted DVDs on a fresh install. How do I add this capability? Another useful bit of information would be what programs are best for playing DVDs, once I'm able to do so. ...
19
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1answer
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My WiFi adapter is not working at all, how to troubleshoot?

On this site I see hundreds if not a thousand questions being asked about issues with a Wireless LAN adapter not being detected/recognized by Ubuntu. Some mainstream adapters appear to be utterly ...
65
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9answers
66k views

How do I use 'chmod' on an NTFS (or FAT32) partition?

I have a script that I need to execute on an NTFS partition. The script's permission is set to 600. I attempted to modify the permissions by running chmod 755 script.sh, which doesn't report a ...
159
votes
5answers
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How do I change the GRUB boot order?

I have both Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed on a shared machine. Because a lot of the non-developers use Windows, I'd like to change the boot order to make it easier for them. Currently the boot order ...
46
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7answers
5k views

How can I easily share the output of a command or a text file with others?

I recently asked a question on Ask Ubuntu (or somewhere else), and a comment or answer asks me to paste the contents of some file or the output of a command to troubleshoot my problem. How do I do ...
38
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4answers
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How to set up USB for Virtualbox?

I'm using Ubuntu Maverick and Virtual Box 3+ and I installed Window 7 Ultimate Editon. The problem is that it doesn't detect USB drives on Window 7 but USB peripherals (mouse + keybord) are working. ...
23
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2answers
89k views

How do I set 'nomodeset' after I've already installed Ubuntu?

I know that editing the boot options line and adding 'nomodeset' solves my laptops problem during LiveCD mode, what I don't know is how to set it at boot up through Grub2 after I've installed Ubuntu. ...
87
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8answers
17k views

How can I use Netflix on Ubuntu?

Is there a way to stream Netflix content to my Ubuntu machine?
93
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16answers
123k views

How can I create launchers on my desktop?

In older versions it was easy to create a launcher on my desktop all i had to do is right click on my desktop and select the create launcher option. But on 11.10 the option disappeared from the menu.. ...
162
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7answers
249k views

How to run scripts on start up?

I was wondering how to run scripts when my computer starts up so I don't have to run scripts manually that I always run?
106
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4answers
75k views

Why is “No new release found” when upgrading from a LTS to the next?

I'm following the upgrade instructions on Ubuntu's website, but on launching the upgrade tool I get this response: Checking for a new ubuntu release No new release found Am I doing something wrong? ...
23
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4answers
115k views

Grub rescue - error: unknown filesystem

I have a multiboot system set up. The system has three drives. Multiboot is configured with Windows XP, Windows 7, and Ubuntu - all on the first drive. I had a lot of unpartitioned space left on the ...
68
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15answers
12k views

Desktop forgets theme?

I am running Ubuntu in VirtualBox (on a Windows 7 host). Several times now, the top-level menu bar, the task bar — and seemingly every system dialog — have forgotten the out-of-the-box "Ambiance" ...
24
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3answers
46k views

How to install Ubuntu on VirtualBox?

I would like to know if anyone can help me with installing Ubuntu on VirtualBox 4.1.12. I'm really having trouble installing ubuntu on there. I am a first time user but always wanted to give it a try, ...
33
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6answers
13k views

No facility exists in Update Manager to upgrade to a new version, why?

I am trying to upgrade to a new Ubuntu version but the update manager does not recognize an update. Why not?
9
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8answers
11k views

Failed to download repository information due to missing CDROM

When updating I got this error message: W:Failed to fetch cdrom://Ubuntu 11.10 _Oneiric Ocelot_ - Release amd64 (20111012)/dists/oneiric/main/binary-i386/Packages Please use apt-cdrom to make this ...
137
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6answers
110k views

How do I remap certain keys or devices?

I'm searching for a way to remap certain keys in ubuntu. i.e. I'd like to change PgUp to Home or PgDown to End. Does a built-in command or a tool exist reassign keys in Ubuntu/GNOME?
120
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5answers
115k views

How can I accept the Microsoft EULA agreement for ttf-mscorefonts-installer?

After a recent update, ttf-mscorefonts-installer prompted me to accept its license agreement. For some reason my terminal will not allow me to accept, or for some reason I am pressing the wrong ...
442
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15answers
649k views

How to list all installed packages?

I'd like to output a list of all installed packages into a text file, so that I can review it and bulk-install on another system. How to do this?
32
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11answers
27k views

How do I install Skype?

I want to install Skype, but I can't locate it in Software Center or by using Synaptic Package Manager. Can anyone help me?
65
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4answers
53k views

What is Ubuntu Touch (Ubuntu for Phones)

Following up on Canonical's announcement, what is Ubuntu for phones, where can I download a copy of the OS to run on my phone? And how do I know if it's compatible with my phone?
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9answers
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What's the difference between Wubi and a regular “alongside Windows” installation?

At this time, Wubi does not work with Windows 8 default boot-loader. Thus at this point Wubi would not work on a new Windows 8 machine. Citation fom WubiGuide Question Recently I've learned ...
55
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6answers
116k views

How do I reset GNOME to the defaults?

I was playing around with some settings, and now I need to reset GNOME to it's defaults - how do I do that?
15
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5answers
6k views

Why can't I install Ubuntu or Wubi on a Windows Dynamic Disk?

I've been trying to install 12.04 for a while now, I'm running on Windows 7 and I already made the partition (it's dynamic). I've tried booting from a disc and also the Windows installer. I haven't ...
24
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9answers
89k views

Error when installing: “unable to find a medium containing a live file system”

Error message: (initramfs) unable to find a live medium containing a live file system I got this error while trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 from a bootable USB stick on to Asus X64J series laptop. ...
22
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6answers
13k views

How can I install a Canon printer or scanner driver?

I tried to install the MP190 drivers, but appeared a message show me that requires to have libcupsys2. I understand that libcup2 is an update of libcupsys2. How do I solve this? Are there ...
10
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4answers
26k views

How do I uninstall Ubuntu Wubi?

I want to uninstall Ubuntu because I just don't like it... I have windows 7 and no boot disk or anything special to uninstall, when I installed Ubuntu it said easy to uninstall and I would love to ...
252
votes
0answers
338k views

How do I install Oracle Java JDK 7? [duplicate]

If I downloaded the latest JDK from Oracle, do I just download the .tar file and extract it to /usr/lib/jvm/?
59
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11answers
39k views

What's your recommendation on drive partitioning schemes for a desktop and home server? [closed]

What partitioning scheme do you recommend for a desktop? I've always created three or four primary partitions -- root, swap, home, and sometimes a separate boot partition. Ubuntu's default install ...
72
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7answers
70k views

Is it possible to “upgrade” from a 32bit to a 64bit installation?

As per title, I wish to know if I can, after a successful 32bit setup and consequent software installations, update to a 64bit version. I know how to partition (actually one of the solutions is to ...
47
votes
16answers
120k views

Blank screen after installing nvidia restricted driver

I've installed the current nvidia restricted driver and rebooted my machine and now I get a black or blank screen. How can I fix this?
9
votes
3answers
24k views

How do I install the VirtualBox version from Oracle to install an Extension Pack?

I downloaded VirtualBox OSE from the Ubuntu Software Center but it seems that that version is limited. I prefer to have the complete version and don't really care if it's closed source or not. Can I ...
70
votes
24answers
67k views

What IDEs are available for Ubuntu? [closed]

This question exists because it has historical significance, but it is not considered a good, on-topic question for this site, so please do not use it as evidence that you can ask similar questions ...
19
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4answers
88k views

How do I remove the proprietary ATI drivers?

I've installed 11.10 and the proprietary ATI drivers using "additional drivers" The performance of my system is absolutely awful and it shouldn't be. I tried to remove the proprietary drivers using ...
38
votes
4answers
48k views

How do I install and switch to the Unity 2D desktop?

I read that there is now a 2D version of Unity built on Qt. How do I install it, and once it's installed, how do I switch to it?
14
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0answers
61k views

Wireless doesn't work on a Broadcom BCM4312 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Install Broadcom / STA Wireless card (BCM43XX) As stated, I've just upgraded to 12.04 and my Dell Inspiron 1545 isn't recognising its wireless card and I was ...
45
votes
48answers
79k views

What download managers are available for Ubuntu?

This question exists as it fills a specific criterion. While you are encouraged to help maintain its answers, please understand that "big list" questions are not generally allowed on Ask Ubuntu ...
11
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3answers
64k views

How do I install BCM43142 wireless drivers for Dell Vostro 3460/3560?

I have a Dell Vostro 3460 with one of the new Broadcom 43142 hybrid Wireless/Bluetooth chips. Neither the proprietary driver (wl) nor the b43 driver supports this. lspci -nn gives me 01:00.0 Network ...
8
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11answers
47k views

Not booting from USB or CD (SYSLINUX Message)

I am trying to install linux on my laptop, a Toshiba Satellite C6550-S5200. I did it once but something happened so I removed it then I had to destroy all data on hard drive so now I have nothing on ...
308
votes
15answers
417k views

How to add a directory to my path?

How do I add a directory to my $PATH in Ubuntu and make the changes permanent?
123
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22answers
109k views

Tips to extend battery life for laptops and notebooks

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