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How do I install the Cinnamon Desktop?

I have read that there is a new Gnome-2 like interface called Cinnamon produced by the Linux Mint developers. Is this available for Ubuntu users - and if so how do I install it?
26
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9answers
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'apt-get' does not work with Proxy

For the command sudo apt-get update I get following error: W: Failed to fetch http://ch.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/maverick-updates/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages.gz 407 Proxy ...
33
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7answers
13k views

At what time will the upcoming Ubuntu release be made available?

Every six months a new Ubuntu version will be released. Does anyone know at which time this will be?
33
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6answers
58k views

How do I get my Mac to boot from an Ubuntu USB key?

If you select "USB" and "Mac" on this download page, it gives a series of command line instructions to make a USB key which the MacBook will boot into Ubuntu from. I've followed them to the letter ...
26
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1answer
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How do I boot into a root shell?

When booting to the graphical desktop fails we sometimes are recommended to boot into a "root shell" or to boot in "recovery mode". How do I do that?
21
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2answers
1k views

How do I install software using the Ubuntu Software Center?

The title says it all. I'd like to know how I can install software - an example is the Chromium web browser.
52
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12answers
69k views

How do I disable X at boot time so that the system boots in text mode?

Is it possible to disable X at boot time? I'm setting up a server so it would be nice if it wouldn't load the graphical interface every time I boot.
103
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9answers
69k views

How can I reduce or increase the number of workspaces in Unity?

I was reading about how to get multiple workspaces in the mutter version of Unity, however since Compiz is replacing Mutter how do I go about adding and removing workspaces in Compiz version of Unity? ...
75
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9answers
27k views

How do I remove a website from Ubuntu's web applications?

I thought I would try out the new webapps ppa and everything seems to be working fine. However, google reader now floods my messaging menu with all my feeds and turns the icon blue. How can I remove a ...
122
votes
2answers
131k views

How to enable TRIM?

I know that the Linux kernel supports TRIM as of version 2.6.33, so there should be TRIM support in ubuntu. Is TRIM enabled by default or do I need to change some settings or install additional ...
88
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5answers
22k views

How to understand the Ubuntu file system layout?

In Windows there’re perhaps only a couple of important folders (by important I mean important in my logical picture of the Windows file system) in the installation drive (in my case C:\). Namely ...
71
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28answers
182k views

How do I download a YouTube video?

For a school project I need to download three youtube videos and save them to a CD. I am running Ubuntu 10.10; can anybody provide instructions on how to do this? I'm fairly new to Ubuntu so the more ...
82
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12answers
70k views

How do I disable the guest session?

How do I disable the guest session in Ubuntu 11.10 or higher? I don't want people to be able to use my computer without using a password to log in!
26
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2answers
14k views

How do I change to a theme not listed in the Appearance screen?

I just upgraded to 11.10 for better or worse. When I launch "Appearance" I see only Ambiance/Radiance themes available In /usr/share/themes and ~/.themes there are other themes that aren't listed, ...
44
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0answers
83k views

How to safely upgrade from an older Ubuntu version to a newer one? [duplicate]

How can I safely upgrade an Ubuntu installation from one release to another? What should I do before upgrading to ensure it goes smoothly, and is there any clean-up I need to do afterwards? In ...
3
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0answers
2k views

Software center not opening [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Software Center empty “No usefulness from server” “no username in config file” I can't open the software center. Is there anything I can do to get it to start? $ ...
62
votes
3answers
18k views

Can auto-hide for the application menu be turned off in Unity?

Will there be a way to disable auto-hide behavior of global application menu in Unity. While I would prefer to have this behavior disabled by default (as it is bad UX), it looks like it's here to ...
18
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5answers
3k views

How can I check the integrity of a downloaded Ubuntu CD?

I've just downloaded a CD image of Ubuntu. I know the installer has a check CD option, but how can I check that the image is good before burning it to CD?
139
votes
14answers
99k views

How to pin Eclipse to the Unity launcher?

How can I pin eclipse indigo 3.7 I have 'installed' at /opt/ to the taskbar? I have tried launching eclipse and right-clicking to choose the 'keep in launcher' option. But when I click that icon, ...
36
votes
5answers
42k views

How do I add a swap partition after system installation?

I did not opt for a swap partition during Ubuntu installation. Later I freed up some space, and made a swap partition. Now after booting up I am manually opening gparted and right-clicking the swap ...
38
votes
6answers
52k views

How can I change or install screensavers?

I want to change the default screen saver in Ubuntu 11.10/12.04. On 11.04 I just did a sudo apt-get install xscreensaver-data-extra xscreensaver-screensaver-bsod And then I could change it in the ...
25
votes
6answers
107k views

How to enable root login?

I would like to enable the root account on my Ubuntu installation. I realize the security implications of this.
21
votes
8answers
52k views

How do I recover my root password?

I'm trying to install the NetBeans IDE in my Ubuntu and in the process it's asking for my root password which I don't remember. I know my sudo user password. How can I recover my root password?
29
votes
2answers
35k views

How do I use the gconf editor?

I see some answers where people post to set a key in the gconf-editor, however there is no entry for gconf-editor in my menu. How do I run it and how do I use it to set keys that people recommend?
22
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4answers
97k views

How do I enable the “Universe” repository?

How do I get to Universe Repository of Ubuntu software as mentioned in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? I am installing 12.04 Ubuntu. Please help.
21
votes
1answer
1k views

How do I subscribe to a bug?

Sometimes people tell me to subscribe to a Launchpad bug so I can follow along it's progress, how do I do this?
15
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0answers
127k views

What are the minimum system requirements for 12.04 LTS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the system requirements for each flavor of Ubuntu Desktop? I have a 2nd generation core i3 processor (2.30 GHz). It was preloaded with 64-bit Windows 7. It ran ...
68
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11answers
9k views

What's the easiest way to set up a LAMP stack?

I set up a new VPS instance of Ubuntu and am wondering what the easiest way is to get up and running with a basic LAMP stack (i.e. which packages are required, which configuration options need to be ...
83
votes
5answers
101k views

How do I install LibreOffice 4?

I want to download and install LibreOffice 4. How can I do this?
15
votes
4answers
38k views

How to use manual partitioning during installation?

I'd like to see the full How-To on how to use manual partitioning during Ubuntu installation. The existing guides (at least those I found here) cover only automatic part and leave untouched the manual ...
85
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6answers
14k views

Best way to cache apt downloads on a LAN?

I have multiple Ubuntu machines at home and a pretty slow internet connection, and sometimes multiple machines need to be updated at once (especially during new Ubuntu releases.) Is there a way where ...
50
votes
15answers
52k views

How do I free up disk space?

My Ubuntu cloud server has left only 900MB of disk space. I'll just empty the directory /tmp and wondering if there is any other location to clean up.
30
votes
10answers
55k views

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 ...
9
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3answers
10k views

Why does my laptop with AMD Radeon HD 76xx graphics get overheated when using Ubuntu?

I bought a new laptop which came pre-installed with Windows 7. I love working on Ubuntu and hence installed 12.04 on my laptop. I can work on Windows for 6 hours at a stretch and feel the laptop being ...
9
votes
3answers
10k views

How do I give Ubuntu more space (when installed inside Windows 7 (via wubi))?

I had installed Ubuntu inside Windows XP but then I formatted XP and installed Windows 7. EDIT1: I used Wubi for the same. I want to know which one of the two will solve my problem? creating a ...
6
votes
3answers
19k views

How to boot WUBI installed Ubuntu within Windows 8?

I have Windows 8 Release Customer Preview on my laptop. I tried to install Ubuntu on it with Ubuntu Windows installer (I have always used this to install, although that was on Windows 7), it installs ...
132
votes
2answers
151k views

How do I install latest PHP in supported Ubuntu versions (like 5.4.x in Ubuntu 12.04)?

I am trying to update to php 5.4 in Ubuntu 12.04, and I can only get 5.3.6 using official repositories (using apt-get). I'm not really sure how to do a manual update – I'm sorta new to ubuntu, but I ...
80
votes
11answers
176k views

How do I install Oracle JDK 6? [duplicate]

Most of the software is not thoroughly tested with Java 7 and I would like to install Oracle's JDK 6.0 on Ubuntu 11.10. Could someone please provide me the instructions for the same?
60
votes
7answers
32k views

What is the best way to develop apps for Ubuntu? [closed]

I want to write applications for Ubuntu. I do not know much about programming but I want develop for Ubuntu. I am trying to learn Python right now. What do you think is the best way to develop apps ...
83
votes
4answers
53k views

What is “dist-upgrade” and why does it upgrade more than “upgrade”?

I was wondering why upgrade sometimes doesn't want to upgrade certain parts of the system, while dist-upgrade does. Here's an example after running update: apt-get upgrade: ...
38
votes
1answer
59k views

How do I setup an Icecast server for broadcasting audio in my network?

Broadcasting the output of the soundcard as an internet radio stream is a reliable way to stream audio in a network. This can nicely be used to e.g. transmit audio in a wireless LAN to another ...
81
votes
10answers
59k views

How can I tell Ubuntu to do nothing when I close my laptop lid?

I would like closing the laptop lid to be a no-op. How can I do that?
46
votes
4answers
23k views

Why is gksu no longer installed by default?

I have always recommended pressing ALT+F2 and typing for example gksu nautilus or gksudo nautilus both are equivalent; to run graphical programs with root privileges. However, I have just installed ...
23
votes
8answers
44k views

How do I install applications in Ubuntu?

I am new to Ubuntu. How can I install applications like Google Chrome in Ubuntu? Are there any commands to install an application?
30
votes
9answers
60k views

How can I make xrandr customization permanent?

I used to edit the startup script for the GDM (/etc/gdm/Init/Default) to permanently change my display resolution. How can I do this with LigthDM in Ubuntu Oneiric?
17
votes
4answers
13k views

How can I change the size of Unity 2D launcher icons?

Is it possible to make Unity 2D launcher icons smaller or larger than the default size?
8
votes
2answers
57k views

How to recover a deleted NTFS partition with data

I am on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bits I accidentally deleted a NTFS 255 GB partition using Gparted, and yes it contains LOTS of important data. Upon realizing the deletion I haven't yet created any ...
85
votes
19answers
60k views

How can I deactivate Bluetooth on system startup?

How can I deactivate Bluetooth on system startup?
43
votes
5answers
46k views

Enabling Nvidia driver messes up splash screen

When you boot from live CD, or doing the first boot after installing Ubuntu, splash screen looks awesome. But as soon as you enable nvidia-current driver, installed with apt-get, splash screen goes ...
130
votes
6answers
91k views

How to patch the Heartbleed bug (CVE-2014-0160) in OpenSSL?

As of today, a bug in OpenSSL has been found affecting versions 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f (inclusive) and 1.0.2-beta. Since Ubuntu 12.04, we are all vulnerable to this bug. In order to patch this ...

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