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What is the historical reason to use apt-get instead of yum in Ubuntu?

Most Linux Operating System use yum for installation and upgrading software on the machine, Ubuntu use apt-* to do this. as I use both Ubuntu and other Linux Distribution, I didn't see any difference ...
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Dual booting problem

I have Lenovo z510 laptop and i installed Windows 8.1 on UEFI and Ubuntu 14.04 on Legacy Mode. So,i suffer from dual booting problem. Please, i want to manually choose between them at start up. ...
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disabling changing of desktop background

I currently have ubuntu 14.04 running. I have an admin account and a regular standard account. I'm trying to make it so that the standard user cannot change the desktop background. I'm not sure where ...
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How do i enable/disable touchscreen in lubuntu 14.04? sam4s spt 4700

administrator@Administrator:~$ xinput ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ ...
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will manufacturer's hardware management still work?

I'm buying the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E545, which comes loaded with Windows. I'm going to erase Windows and install 13.04. Will all the hardware management features still work, for example fan speed ...
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Wifi Adapter can see AP, but cannot connect

My wifi card is: Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01) My problem is that when I attempt to connect to a wifi network it refuses the ...
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Is bumblebee still relevant for Ubuntu 14.04 and up?

I've seen some posts announcing native Nvidia Optimus support since 14.04. But I've also found many tutorials of how to install and run bumblebee on this very same distribution. So my question is... ...
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Guide for users who've never heard of linux ( and are 8 years old )?

My wife's cousins had a useless computer because their mother loaded it with so many viruses it couldn't run. I got tired of cleaning it up and just put lubuntu 14.04 on it. I installed libre office ...
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Making VLCstreamer work with iPad (non-free-codecs alternative)

I'm trying to run movies on my iPad through wi-fi streaming. I already have got server program running, I got appropriate app on iPad, they see each other, but iPad can't start any movie in various ...
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Wifi not working asus x550ca

The wifi on my asus x550ca laptop is not working. Ethernet works fine in ubuntu but wifi does not work. Wifi works just fine when I boot up windows 8.1 though. Is there any special driver I have to ...
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Boot to Ubuntu if specific USB is inserted

I have a Windows desktop machine that I share with my wife. I've been using Ubuntu for some time on my laptop but the motherboard died so I'm stuck with the desktop PC. I'd like to dual boot the ...
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How do I change my java version?

I want to install Oracle JDK on my Ubuntu 14.04. I tried using webupd8's method. The installer worked fine but the when I type java -version I get: java version "1.7.0_55" OpenJDK Runtime Environment ...
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What is a short cut I can use to switch applications?

In Mac OS it was command+tab. It is one of the most helpful tools, and I was wondering what was it's Ubuntu equivalent?
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deluge autoadd plugin isn't working for me

I'm running Ubuntu server and I have deluge installed. When I try to enable the autoadd plugin from the webui nothing happens. Does anybody know why this happens any help is appreciated. Thank you
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X server in Ubuntu

What is X-server software in Ubuntu, I want to install oracle 12c dbms software but before installing I need to start X-server software, can anybody tell any easier way to install the software.
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Bluetooth issue on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to use the built-in bluetooth on my Lenovo X140e but even though I'm able to turn it on, it never locates any devices I try to pair with it. I've tried with a Dualshock controller and my ...
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i need help solving upgrade problem, “fetching upgrade failed,” 12.04 to 12.10

I am using xfce4 on an Acer c70 Chromebook. I managed to successfully update my system to 14.04 about a month ago using update manager, but was left with many unresolved bugs that I could not work ...
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3g modem signal strength

I'm soon going to install a 3g modem (Huawei B932) with an external antenna on our summer place. When choosing what direction the antenna should be directed it would be very useful to get some sort of ...
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Install Ubuntu on Galaxy Pro

I would like to install Ubuntu on my Samsung Galaxy Note Pro (SM-P900). There is any tutorial available?
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How to satisfy the dependency xsltproc, in order to install drivers for epson L 210 scanner

I've spent a lot of time trying to make work my multi-function epson L 210. I can print, but I can't scan, not with Xsane, nor gscan2pdf, nor simple scan, etc. I've tryied to install iscan-data (in ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS stops at start

I've installed the updates, and at the end it asked me to restart the computer. After I restarted, it stops at the booting. All I see is: black screen, Ubuntu 12.04 and the four dots in the middle of ...
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How to stream videos over local network to TV from PC

I have quite a bit of hardware already (A Wii U, an Xbox 360, a Chromecast, a Raspberry Pi etc) but I still can't find a good way to watch the videos saved on my Ubuntu computer, on my TV downstairs. ...
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Lost graphical login after automating script command

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I want to log all input/output from users. So I've simply tried adding script -a -f /LOG_files/Log_file.txt to users ~.profile. The logging works just fine, but ...
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Horrible chrome tearing in intel HD grahpics

On a fresh install of ubuntu 14.04, I get severe video tearing on chrome. Also there is some tearing on compiz animations such as window overview. Is there any way to fix that. I have an intel haswell ...
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known issue with Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 06)

just got an assembled pc with a built in ethernet adapter Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 06) is this ethernet lan card known to have ...
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I have Ubuntu 14.04 and Unity Tweak Tool isnt working.

I have reinstalled it and its not showing up anywhere. When I search for it in the Applications Finder, it says its there, but when I click it, nothing pops up, and it messes up Docky. Any tips?
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Software to block specific internet web pages

I am looking to download some software on an old laptop that runs the Ubuntu Operating System on it. The software that I am interested in is something that will allow me to block specific internet ...
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Dual boot menu not showing up (Windows 8 and elementary os)

I've installed elementary os on my Sony Vaio Pro alongside Windows by selecting the "Something Else". I have tried this guide (tried disabling secure boot too): ...
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Adding contrib non-free in ubuntu repository for installing flash plugins

I installed ubuntu 14.04 and I have problem of plugins in my browser... I know if I add contrib non-free at the end of each repository in debian and then do: update-flashplugin-nonfree --install ...
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How to prevent go to dpkg-reconfigure mode during installing

Is there any switch which tell apt-get command to not go to dpkg-reconfigure mode during ? I mean, we go to configure mode after installation?
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ubuntu not able to find windows 8.1 during installation

How to install ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1. Because it does not show option for installing ubuntu alongside windows.
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lightdm failed to start session; user folder requesting Gnome

We're migrating some old 10.10 users on Gnome to 14.04 using Unity. When they log on, however, the lightdm greeter complains "Failed to start session." /var/log/lightdm/lightdm.log notes: ...
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Installing FreeBASIC-0.90.1 in Ubuntu

I have been using FB under WinXP, and am trying to install it under Ubuntu14. It is not available in the Ubuntu repository (why???), so I download the binary package from the FB website and ...
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upgrade to 14.04 broken: python error: NameError: name 'MAGIC' is not defined

my release upgrade is broken, shows following error related to python: http://www.pasteall.org/53013 My all python versions are: python python2.7 python3.3 python3m python2 python3 ...
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Conky does not show cpu temp

I am trying to use conky to minitor my system but it is not showing CPU temperature, lm-sensors, hddtemp are installed, I answered yes to all questions running sensors-detect and at the end it shows: ...
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swap turne off after I reboot my Laptop,

I have a problem with my swap partition, I re-sized it with gparted, and I had to turn it off to do that. but after I turned it on, but after I reboot I find that it's on swappoff. I'm on ubuntu ...
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Help with webdav file ownership issues

I have a peculiar issue that I haven't found any good information on. I have a webdav share set up on a server at my house. When accessing this server with my authenticated username from my iPhone ...
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rsync Number of files transferred: 0

I am trying to set up a file transfer using rsync. MY command line is: rsync.exe -vzrt --progress --stats I can see it going through the files and then at the end i am getting Number of files ...
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Unable to unrestrict the codecs

Following are the two snapshots of the error I am having while using .mp3 or any other video format, done with unrestrict thing but still no success, both manually (via the Terminal) and automatic ...
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Openldap modify config for replication problem

I have two servers, a master and a slave. I am trying to get them to replicate over tls. I have followed everything in this guide But when I attempt to run the sudo ldapmodify -Y EXTERNAL -H ...
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Upgrade problem- insufficient room

I'm attempting to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04. Upgrade aborts with message "not enough room on /boot. Empty trash and 'sudo apt-get clean'. I have done so, and still get the same message, and same ...
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Two “ubuntu-vg” partitions unable to mount due to naming clash

I had Ubuntu 13.04 installed on my laptop. Rather than upgrading, I decided to install 14.04 fresh on a new SSD. So, I have two drives. One with 13.04 and my old data, and one with 14.04. Both ...
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Error: ELF header smaller than expected

Well, I'm a total noob in everything that has to do with technology so please don't hate me and explain like I'm a child :(. I had a power cut in the house and when I turned on my notebook again ...
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Failed to download repository information check your internet connection

I can't install anything through a SoftwareCenter and terminal since couple of days. I use Ubuntu 12.10. This is what I get when I try to install something: Failed to download repository ...
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how can i reinstall windows 7 through ubuntu

I need to reinstall windows 7 after screwing up the administrators and removing all of my permissions with no way of getting them back. Using Ubuntu, how can I reinstall windows 7 using boot-repair or ...
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I built a library from source and the libs are in ~/Desktop/xerces — how do I install these libs so the linker can find them?

I have a bunch of .so libs in ~/Desktop/xerces after building the library from source. I would now like to install these libraries (say in /usr/lib) and have them picked up by ld. I manually copied ...
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apt-get update tries to download uncompressed Packages file

I am using a physical server right now. I have installed MAAS and cannot use the apt-get function at all. When I type sudo apt-get update I get a long string with some things updating and most things ...
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Installing flash using Nautilus

I have tried the following command on my terminal to install flash player: gksudo nautilus and it gave following error : (gksudo:5223): GConf-CRITICAL **: gconf_value_free: assertion 'value != ...
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Security problem .. how can i hide windows partion on ubunto?

when i installed Ubuntu i saw my all windows partitions C: D: E: F: and i can copy + paste + switch suppose some user in my network put the CD then he can see everything what is the best ...
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Tasksel error in 14.04 preseed

I have a 14.04 preseed that errors and bails out with this being reported to syslog: Jul 23 17:54:12 pkgsel: starting tasksel Jul 23 17:54:13 in-target: Unknown option: debconf-apt-from Jul 23 ...

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