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hiding dconfig from standard user

Currently, our systems have a standard user account for our patrons to use and an administrator account. I used dconfig to limit what the standard user can do. However I noticed that the standard user ...
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installation problem need help

so im about to install Ubuntu 14.04 and it pops up a mussage saying "The attempt to mount a file system with type vfat in SSI1(0,0,0),partition#1(sda)at/boot/efi failed" can someone help please?
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bundle install permissions denied

Hello I am working on a new ubuntu machine and when I run tasks like: bundle install or rvm get head I get errors like: Downloading https://get.rvm.io bash: line 709: /usr/local/rvm/RELEASE: ...
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Kubuntu 12.10 Updating Issue [duplicate]

I am wondering if anyone is having issues with updates from Ubuntu with version 12.10? It was working fine up until a monthish ago, and now I never get any update notifications, and when I manually ...
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How can I see the fancy prompt in Byobu on Windows?

I installed a new Ubuntu server on 14.04 and need to access it using Windows. I am currently using PuTTYTray, and I installed the Ubuntu fonts and set Ubuntu Mono as my default font in order to get ...
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Will it be Virus? [on hold]

When I open browser firefox appears /////////// or nnnnnnnnnnnnn in the URL? Is it a kind of virus? And sometimes these symbols continue on and on?I use ubuntu 14.04.
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Python programming exercise 14! [on hold]

Um, I was doing exercise 14 and it says change prompt to anything else entirely? What does it mean? And what could i change prompt to?
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How does one choose permissions for each folder?

I understand how to change the permissions on my folders using CHMOD and CHOWN but I'm not sure what the permissions should be. For example, the first folder currently gives full access to root, read ...
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Can't install Long Tail Pro on 12.04 using abobe air

I'm having trouble installing Long Tail Pro with Adobe Air. Adobe Air is installed correctly and works with other program, but with Long Tail Pro I get this error message: Sorry an Error Occurred ...
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how to add 4 to 9 repository urls in one repository with custom name?

Below are some repository Ubuntu Main Repos deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty main deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty main and I need to do all above repo's in one ...
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“Missing image” icon replaced several button icons around Unity 14.04

I removed some unused icon sets and now some of my icons have the "image-missing" icon over buttons and in some search bars. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme nor reason which icons aren't displayed, ...
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What happened to Ubuntu's Hall of Fame page?

Once upon a time (2008 - ????) Ubuntu had a Hall of Fame page (then located at http://hall-of-fame.ubuntu.com) in which it would give credits to contributors such as developers who patched a bug in ...
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Computer issues! Ubuntu 12.04LTS

My computer shuts down unexpectedly and randomly. It's been happening recently. It also will NOT shut down manually or when I click on shut down. I've tried holding the power button for a long time ...
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Issue while running RVM get latest [on hold]

I am trying to install RVM to manage my ruby versions and after installation I try and run: rvm get latest to get ruby 2.0.0+ and I get the following error: Downloading https://get.rvm.io ...
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Install MySQL to Non-System Drive?

Is it possible to install MySQL to a different drive than the system drive? If so, how? If I do something like the following, MySQL will be installed on the system drive. sudo apt-get install ...
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How to Install 64 Bit Firefox in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit [on hold]

How would I install 64 bit Firefox into Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit ? Would I have to get rid of the 32 bit version also ?
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Graphical Glitch when Logging in

Every I log in, this pops up for a few seconds. It isn't that big of an issue but it's annoying. Also, my screen occasionally jumps up and down and sometimes flashes. This does not happen in ...
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how to overwrite windows 7 with ubuntu on hp mini 110-3100

My hp mini 110-3100 does not have disc drive. It has windows 7 ultimate on it. I want to overwrite the windows 7 with Ubuntu 14.04 i386 but each time I run the wubi installer, it will stop at ...
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1answer
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How to make a trial of Ubuntu?

Hello I've created my own distribution based on Ubuntu, and I would like to know how to go about creating a trial for the operating system, for example users can download the trial and use the ...
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1answer
18 views

Hash Sum Mismatch when installing Spotify on 14.04

I'm trying to install Spotify for Ubuntu 14.04. I add the repo and accept the Spotify server key using sudo add-apt-repository 'deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free' sudo apt-key adv ...
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Unity command runner

I'm searching for command runner for Unity. I known that there is default runner under shortcut ALT + F2. But as it was explained in that question Run command don't run command line programs it ...
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0answers
18 views

how to disable tapping on touhpad hardware buttons

I have an dell inspiron, where the hardware buttons are part of the touchpad. In my old laptop I used to have one finger touched on the left button (not clicked, but the finger was on the button). ...
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Is the command `sudo rm /Desktop/filename` safe?

Is this safe to use? sudo rm /Desktop/FILENAME The reason for wanting to use sudo is I can't see the file. I accidentally typed in sudo rm /Desktop/index.html. It didn't find it but could ...
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1answer
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Using unattended-upgrades or cron for automatically updating packages from different sources?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 + XBMC on a HTPC and now I want to setup automatic updates on this machine. On top of the normal Ubuntu sources, I have also 3 other sources installed, of which I want to ...
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how do I enable AMD Turbo Core the cpu on my acer aspire 7560?

I have an acer aspire 7560 that on windows supported (through acer proprietary software) boosting the cpu from 1.9ghz to up to 2.5ghz for long periods of time so long as there was adequate cooling. On ...
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I setup dvd playback a few months ago, with only a few issues, but it's working

I set-up DVD playback a few months ago, with only a few issues, but it was working. Now DVD's wont play any more (I only get audio, no video), and I tried installing packages and all the other stuff. ...
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1answer
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cd root access denied

I have set up my root password but when I try and cd to root dir I get: bash: cd: root: Permission denied the exact command is: cd root sorry I was unclear but the issue is resolved now thanks a ...
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1answer
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How can I recover files from a FAT disk image in their original locations?

I had an MP3 player that deleted most of its files. I created an 8GB image file with dd right away. I looked at and tried to use some of the recovery software, but they just give me a bunch of ...
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0answers
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Why does my screen freeze? [on hold]

Running Trusty 14.04/64 LTS. Sometimes when wanting to close program I'm running by hitting "red X", nothing happens. Cursor moves, but get no response when clicking either mouse button. Have to ...
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Power button won't work after updates on my Eee pc 12.04 and 14.04

I have an Asus Eee PC 1201ha, and I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it. I had no problems until I did some updates on it. The power ceased to work after that, as in if I pressed the power button, the dialog ...
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error in ./configure

I have a problem in ./configure, please help: checking for CAIRO... no configure: error: Package requirements ( cairo >= 1.2.0 librsvg-2.0 >= 2.14.0 ) were not met: No package 'cairo' found No ...
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File Manager In Xfce

In file manager in xfce, I'd like to disable tooltips if there's a way. Also, in file manager preferences > behavior > middle click, open in new tab or new window is broken, it doesn't matter which ...
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Monitor TCP port in background as daemon

A little background: I'm in charge of a fairly old (10.04) web server that hosts lots of outdated, under-maintained sites running on out-of-date versions of platforms like WordPress, Drupal, and ...
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Skype 4.2 won't launch on Lenovo y510p Ubuntu 14.04

I try and install skype 4.2 from the Synaptic package center and it says installed but when i try to run it nothing happens. I've tried both the Skype:i386 and the regular Skype with the binary files ...
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1answer
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Run command don't run command line programs

In Unity there is some menu called "Execute a command", which could be run by shortcut ALT + F2. It is working fine only when I try to use it to run GUI programs like e.g. gedit. It is completely not ...
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1answer
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Dash won't launch applications after upgrade to 14.04

I just upgraded to 14.04 from 12.04 LTS and now Dash finds apps, but I can't launch them. It seems to hang - but the system doesn't freeze or crash. Any help would be appreciated.
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how to create a page like the Ubuntu Tour page? [on hold]

I have created my own distribution based on Ubuntu 13.04, and I wanted to make a tour for it much like the Ubuntu Tour available here: http://www.ubuntu.com/tour/en/ What is the best way to do this? ...
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Xfce Disabling Tooltips

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04. While tooltips are the bane of my existence, I have questions about disabling them. I have launcher's tooltips disabled in the panel because there's obviously a setting for ...
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Applying password with command in Terminal

Is there an option to apply a password with the command in the terminal? Somethhing like: sudo some-command -pass=mypass I'm just curious, I know that this is not safe.
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Very interesting computer freeze [on hold]

my computer keeps freezing when I run anything, lets say building a file system. The build stops, but htop keeps moving, and I can also alt tab around. I can quit things that are running, but when I ...
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0answers
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Unable to install any software through terminal in ubuntu 13.04 [on hold]

When I install any software in ubuntu is tells me " Unable to locate package". If I install in from software and updates it shows: "Failed to download repository information" and "check your inter ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64 very slow on VirtualBox

Does anyone have an idea why Ubuntu runs so slow on Virtualbox? I have installed other distros which run fine. I am running it on a Mac 10.7. Thanks in advance for anyone's help.
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Is there a gedit plugin that will detect errors in php code?

I dont know if this is even possible inside of gedit, i know there are third party editors that will do this but i like gedit and would like to know if anyone knows of such a plugin because i cant ...
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Lightweight pdf/djvu viewer with history navigation and that remembers last view on close

What's a lightweight pdf/djvu viewer for Ubuntu, that has the following two features: History navigation (back/forward). Remember view settings for each document (last page, zoom, etc) after closing ...
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Screen freeze after login, with visible launcher [on hold]

When I log in on Ubuntu, the screen seems to freeze. Well I can move the cursor around but clicking on stuff doesn't do anything, I can see the launcher (or whatever it's called) but clicking on ...
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1answer
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ubuntu 14.04 problem with gstreamer1.0-libav

suddenly my Ubuntu stopped to play video. When I open video, player suggests to install gstreamer1.0-libav. And it fails to install. i did try it manually, here is an error message: sudo apt-get ...
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Weird behavior of Copyq top panel icon?

I use copyq as my clipboard manager and it works fine, but whenever I try to cleaned my system using BleachBit(as normal user) top bar icon changes like below image and most of time when i click that ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 Usb headset not working

I have a pair of Afterglow headphones that work fine on my ubuntu laptop but not my Kubuntu desktop. It's seen in cat /proc/asound/cards, but not lsusb. It shows up as a playback device under KDE ...
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Can't print web pages (12.04) HPLIP installed

The printer is and HP 2540 AIO. It prints test pages fine, photos, docs, but NOT web prints. I've attempted to print emails, articles, and return address labels and it will print portions of the page ...
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1answer
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How do I block ads in Firefox

I have seen this question, which has some detail on how to block ads in Chrome/Chromium? Is there anything I could use to block ads (and trackers as well) in Firefox?

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