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Error while installing applications - “An error occurred while loading the archive.”

I'm a complete novice to Ubuntu and like it a lot from first impression but I haven't gotten very far since getting it up and running several days ago. I loaded 12.10 on an old e-Machine that someone ...
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How can I associate MAFF file format with firefox

I have been sving web pages in MAFF fromat but in ubuntu these files are associated with fileroller. How can I change this so that it always opens with firefox?
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Is there an existing web gui for locate?

I am searching for a lightweight solution for helping users finding files on my server. Running on commandline I can just use locate, if necessary piped with a grep command. However the users do not ...
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Wifi icon is not displayed

My networking status is on which is shown in first figure But the Networking icon i.e. the wifi icon is missing. How do I bring it back?
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1answer
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Show a window again: Rhythmbox is playing music but I can not see the window anywhere

I have open rhythmbox, but now it is not in the tasks bar, even if the music is being played. I have tried fg process_id but it doesn't show the window.
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Network Manager Icon disappeared 14.04

So a couple of weeks ago my network manager icon stopped appearing; I still get automatically connected to my saved networks and the internet works fine, etc. If I go into System Settings and look at ...
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How can I update a tar.gz file?

I have created a tar.gz file (using the GUI, not the command line). How can I update it with a command that new files are added and modified files are updated, too?
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Listing certain contents from a site in the terminal

This was one of the 12 problems in my practical exam today . For the first part of the task, we were supposed to list the contents of the first page from http://slashdot.org . I used lynx for this ...
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Cannot authenticate without a password

The problem can be reproduced as follows: When I remove the password of an administrator account, "Log In without Password", I cannot use that account to authenticate. When I do something that ...
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How can i install ET Legacy from GitHub on Ubuntu 14.04?

My problem is that I want to install ET Legacy from GitHub, but I can't figure out what package is needed to be downloaded from here: http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=libstdc. The only thing ...
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what can i do, i can't install wine

Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created ...
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changing options doesn't work

I've installed brother printer on ubuntu 12.04, but it prints with horrible default settings. When I change it in cups web administration I can see new settings in the web app but printing is still ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 freezing

Ubuntu 14.10 with the following hardware: Wireless: Qualcomm Atheros AR93xx Wireless Network Adapter Graphics: ATI Radeon 280 (fglrx driver) CPU: 4690K Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Pro4 Memory: 16G ...
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Multi-screen problems redux in 12.04: virtual size does not fit available size

After a recent update, I can no longer set my multiple screens to work as they should. I receive the error: virtual size does not fit available size. This problem appeared in 11.04, but the ...
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Ubuntu Chrome chrome://apps/

I have a problem. I want to see always Google services when I open a new tab. How to get this working when opening this as a new tab: chrome://apps/ (Google services)?
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How can I view PDF bleedbox, cropbox, trimbox, etc?

How can I view PDF bleedboxes and trimboxes on Ubuntu, like I can in Adobe Acrobat Pro? I would like to do so without resorting to a Virtual Machine or WINE. Example: The green mark is the trimbox. ...
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1answer
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NFS Client Ports

So I've been trying to get my head around how an NFS client figures out which ports to use, or how to set them. I enabled logging (In iptables on the nfs client) for traffic between the nfs client ...
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L2TP IPsec VPN client on Ubuntu 14.10

I need to connect to a L2TP IPsec VPN using Ubuntu 14.10. I previously used L2TP IPsec VPN Manager 1.0.9 from Werner Jaeger in Ubuntu 14.04, and it worked great, but that no longer appears to be ...
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ghex on device?

I wanted to look into raw bytes in my /dev/sdb, so I called the ghex like this: sudo ghex /dev/sdb& and got an empty window plus errors in the command line window: (ghex:4871): Gtk-CRITICAL ...
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making slingscold my default dash home/serarch engine

I have recently installed slingscold, an app launcher that navigates your applications. and now, I want to make it my default dash so that when I press the super key, I will get slingscold instead of ...
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ubuntu 14.04 showing graphics driver as Intel® Haswell Mobile?

i my lenovo b40-70 is having integrated gpu and Radeon HD 8550M. from additional driver i have installed the open source driver as do not need much graphics.but in system details it is showing that ...
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1answer
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how to Connect Bluetooth headset with laptop?

I'm using a Dell Vostro 1015 laptop, running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have a Nokia BH-108 bluetooth headset which I use with my Nokia device. I want to connect it with my laptop, tried many-a-times, but ...
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1answer
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+100

Tomcat 8.0.9 Shutting Down (no messages)

I'm honestly not sure, what is going on. I have tomcat 8.0.9 package installed (tomcat8) and it works fine once I start the service. However, at some point, it shuts down and I'm not sure why. The ...
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Canon LIDE 110: should reconnect USB for each scan

I have a Canon LIDE 110 scanner which works by default on ubuntu 12.10 64bit. The problem is after first scan I can not scan for second time. I should reconnect USB cable to use scanner again. I use ...
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Accept headers: application/rss+xml, text/rss+xml, text/xml

I have a Ubuntu with Apache and PHP running a web server and a full working web site on it. My problem is that recently I also added an API to it and the client fails with 'Error 406' My website ...
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2answers
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Unbuntu 12.4 HDD files can't be seen by XP in external USB drive

Due to a powersupply malfunction I rescued the hard drive and placed it into an external USB storage box and plugged it into an XP professonal O/S computer to recover emails, music etc but XP cant see ...
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1answer
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Can't boot directly to ubuntu

I was using windows 8.1, when I installed ubuntu I chose to erase and install. Now when I boot, I am given the windows 8 recovery screen. The only way I can boot to ububtu is by going to the boot menu ...
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No Unity 3D support, Intel HD 4600, Ubuntu 13.10/14.04

So I've got this killer PC I use for GPGPU programming. Hardware: Intel i7-4770K (integrated intel HD4600) 2x NVidia Geforce GTX780Ti I want to use the GTX'es only for CUDA programming. It's a ...
0
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1answer
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Is it advisable to remove Evince (Default Document Viewer)?

I installed qpdfview and liked it more than Evince. So I want to remove Evince. Is it advisable (as it is a core item in Ubuntu 14.04)?
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MSSQL connection from Ubuntu

I need an easy and complete tutorial for making a MSSQL connection from Ubuntu. I think I installed FreeTDS and UnixODBC but configurations are very complicated I didn't understand the issue. I ...
0
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1answer
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Excluding files and directories from tar

Why does the command tar -cvpzf backup_140128.tar.gz --exclude=/backup_140128.tar.gz --exclude=/temp_intel * not exclude the /temp_intel directory?
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Need help getting grub2 bootloader to work at startup

Im sure this has been asked many times but this is pretty much the first time I have fully installed a linux distro on one of my computers and I really need help getting grub2 to display the boot page ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS scripts in /if-up.d not executed

Since this morning have been trying to achieve something: System: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Network-Manager is not installed Goal: Every time, the eth0 network interface is started (if-up.d) we want to ...
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1answer
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How to configure socks5 proxy in irssi

I have been trying to configure irssi to run through a socks 5 proxy. In the documnetation there is no mention of how to use a socks5 proxy. Some threads the net say it can be done but there is no ...
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Why I need several boot partitions (EFI and bios grub) and how to repair GRUB in this situation?

I'm trying to understand how to properly partitioning the disk for future Ubuntu installations. The reason: after trying to install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu, I enabled "Legacy mode" on my HP ...
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How to get Unetbootin to recognize mounted USB drive?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, and every time I try to write an Ubuntu ISO image to a disk so I can install it, Unetbootin says /dev/sdb1 isn't mounted. But Ubuntu mounts the drive automatically when it's ...
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Nvidia GT750M driver Ubuntu14.04

I configured my graphic card with the nvidia driver-331 by terminal with the command explained in this guide. ...
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Can I pause YouTube in Chrome from the command line?

I can pause Spotify by pausing all system programs playing (well, toggling). How can I do something like that to pause/play YouTube videos in Google Chrome?
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2answers
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What unused key combinations are available for use with AutoKey or other apps?

I tried setting up a macro using AutoKey and assigned Ctrl+Alt+f8 thinking it probably wouldn't be used for something else. Unfortunately it turned my entire screen black except for a cursor in the ...
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Installing a USB Wireless Dongle for my setup

I have a raspberry pi that I want to install my usb driver on. So far I have managed to extract the RT2800 driver to my hard drive, and I end up with rt2800lib.ko and rt2800usb.ko. What do I do now? ...
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Network card wifi not working

My wifi is not working and I have a Compaq Presario C500 and my network card is a Realtek RTL8139/810x family fast Ethernet and Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN. UPDATE: lspci -nnk | grep 14e4 says 06:00.0 ...
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0answers
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Pausing YouTube with keyboard shortcuts

A lot of the time, I have a YouTube video playing. I am also normally playing a game that captures my mouse. However, I can quickly escape from it and use a keyboard shortcut - maybe to mute or unmute ...
3
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1answer
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How should I deal with bugs that are for unsupported versions of Ubuntu?

I've started getting involved with triaging bugs. Three of the first four bugs I looked at were about Hardy (8.04). What should I do to help triage bugs for versions of Ubuntu that are no longer ...
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0answers
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Create a .desktop file: cannot find the icon on my desktop

I am trying to install Firefox Dev and followed this: How do I install the Firefox Developer Edition? I created, with nano, a file: firefox_dev.desktop in ...
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1answer
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touchpad Problem Acer travelmate

I have a 3 week old Travelmate B115-M-41RQ with ubuntu 14.04. Few minutes after booting, the mouse begins jumping very quickly up and down, it's not possible to do anything with the touchpad. Could it ...
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1answer
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Fingerprint blocks password entry on login screen

I installed the fingerprint with this method and it works however, during the login screen it appears as a modal window and therefore the only way to login is scanning the fingerprint. How can I ...
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0answers
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I don't have a port allowed in UFW but still able to access server CP at it

Default of firewall (UFW) is to deny all that isn't allowed well 8083 isn't allowed but i'm still able to access the control panel with https://serverip:8083
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2answers
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How to uninstall VMware Player on Ubuntu 12.04?

I want to uninstall VMware Player on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS system. How should I uninstall it?
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1answer
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Wifi doesn't work on Ubuntu 14.04 anymore!

I've been struggling with my wifi for a week now. Since we changed router and provider(O2 box 6431), the connection doesn't work on Ubuntu anymore, yet it does work on windows (and also on ubuntu with ...
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1answer
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How to get back Dropbox Icon xubuntu 14.04

I am asking this because I was wondering this all day and all the existing answers about installing libappindicator1 and logging out and doing dropbox stop && dropbox start in the terminal ...

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