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I have experienced the same error when I first installed Ubuntu 13.10 on the toshiba harman/kardon this week. The error is solved with the fallowing steps (It totally fixed the error for me). Open a Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and type: sudo bash # Change to root # Enter password chown -R user:user /lib/plymouth Then all the permission issues are solved and ...


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I had this problem with skype since 12.10 and I don't know why they haven't fixed this yet. The problem is with a dependency library which contains plugins for distributing audio through the system. Try to run skype through terminal and if you get this common error: xxxxx@UX31A-13:~$ skype ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1022:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave ...


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Try lo log in the VM where you installed the guest additions and re-install them using their packaged versions: sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-dkms virtualbox-guest-utils virtualbox-guest-x11 Finally restart the VM to complete the installation.


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We had a similar issue and went through removing (renaming) some related files for the user. It was eventually fixed by removing (renaming) compizconfig-1 in the .cache directory for the affected user.


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This is a bug in libtar 1.2.20-3 as patched by Debian and Ubuntu. The original libtar 1.2.20 doesn't show this bug. Providing a target directory that is different from the current directory results in SIGSEGV. This bug can be easily reproduced with the libtar example program : libtar -C /tmp/target_dir -x -z default.vlt


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Not the correct answer, but the famous workaround seems to suppress it for now: Add this to eclipse.ini file: -Dorg.eclipse.swt.browser.DefaultType=mozilla


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You need to make sure dbghelp is disabled. winecfg then go to the 'libraries' tab and type 'dbghel' in the 'New override for library:' box. Click 'Add'. When you do, a warning will appear, accept the warning and then 'edit' your new override to 'disabled'.


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So I finally managed to recover by doing the following mv ~/.config/dconf/user ~/.config/dconf/user.old This makes me loose all my settings, but at least I can log in and now I can attempt at recovering at least some of the settings from the user.old file.


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I would suspect there is something wrong with a combination of the minimize effect/desktop being redrawn that is causing the crash. If I recall correctly Ctrl+super+d doesn't redraw desktop; it just minimizes everything. Also, you can try disabling window effects. To do this, install compizconfig-settings-manager and find the option to do so there. If ...


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Your filesystem is corrupted; backup your data immediately. When your system becomes like the one in the first screenshot; press F to fix the partition. But I'd backup my data first before doing that. If it persists, you can start Ubuntu from a Live CD/USB and open a partition manager and right-click your installed Ubuntu partition and select the check ...


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The problem is with ubuntu 13.10's gtk libraries. The global menu that ubuntu has, GTk is not able to use it for its menu options. Hence, as @bogdan said, either use the command UBUNTU_MENUPROXY= ./smartgit.sh or open up the smartgit.sh / smartgithg.sh in your favorite text editor and add the line below right after the comments in the file, ...


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The beeps that you are hearing are indications from your computer that there is a hardware problem. Here is a list of the beep codes: http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm Different manufactures have different codes. I would start to diagnose this by checking the RAM first. The memory is usually what breaks. You can test the RAM by booting a Ubuntu live ...


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This is a short guide on what to do first when a fresh Ubuntu installation crashes in Virtual Box: Make sure you had enabled VT-x/AMD-V in BIOS. Leave some CPU power for the host (if all cores were assigned, define an execution cap). Leave enough RAM for the host OS (how much depends on the OS and applications running). Install the guest additions. Update ...


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Yes, that's the symptom of unity (or Compiz) crashing. Your data is still safe. Your best bet is to report a bug. To do that, open a terminal (control-alt-T should still work) and enter the following command. ubuntu-bug unity Follow the prompts.


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it sounds link a problem with the DVD itself. Try installing Ubuntu using a USB drive. You can make one using UnetBootin


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Check the Firefox profile directory .mozilla/firefox/<profile> in your home directory and see if there is a file named .parentlock. Removing it should allow you to open Firefox again.


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Decided to move my comments to an asnwer, I don't have a complete answer, but at the very least I can help explain the messages you are seeing and point you in the right direction. BIOS on modern computers is a HUGE legacy kludge. ACPI is a function of the BIOS. There are a lot of little chips and sensors that control all the small things on your computer, ...


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After attempting to run wireshark from terminal and collecting a log: wireshark &> out.log the log was filled with things like (wireshark:6087): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid unclassed pointer in cast to 'GtkScrollbar' (wireshark:6087): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid unclassed pointer in cast to 'GtkWidget' . . . Upon googling these I ...


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the solution lies herein purge/remove/reinstall nvidia driver, also do not forget to check additional drivers and choose and activate the right one. And you can check it with: jockey-text -l to activate and config the driver: sudo nvidia-xconfig to start it: gksudo nvidia-settings


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As you don't have any possibility to download the packages, you could reinstall them from your Setup CD/Stick. (I don't know how but I know it's possible) Since some of your software may be upgraded to 13.10 and some is still 13.04, this could result in some kind of "hybride system". To avoid such problems, the best way to do this is to setup your PC from ...


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It turned out that the best way was to install firefox ESR, which is more stable and would not crash. I tried Firefox ESR 17 and 24 and they both worked very well. I could then install flash player and the Widevine addon and have it running without any problem.


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I had the same problem (dell M3800 with optimus graphics) on a clean install of 13.10, but the updates I installed this morning seem to have fixed it. I can now switch users fine either from the "cog" menu or from the lock screen


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Open your terminal and type as gedit autostart.sh then paste this code as it as #!/bin/bash while true do if [ ! `pgrep docky` ] ; then /usr/bin/autorestart1.sh fi sleep 30 done save it & close. Then again in the terminal type as sudo gedit /usr/bin/autostart1.sh and paste cd /usr/bin/ docky save & close. thats it now onwards. your ...


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This sounds like an error I've encountered before - when logged in on the console, run the following command: sudo rm ~/.Xauthority This fixes an issue where, for some reason I haven't discovered yet, a file used for the graphical interface becomes owned by the root user, and other users are unable to edit it. This means your graphical login fails and you ...


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Make sure the VM is set to boot the hard disk you installed Ubuntu to first, then restart. The message is designed to make sure that users don't accidently start the installer a second time. The easiest way of making absolutely sure that doesn't happen is having them remove the CD from the drive.


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First of all; backup your important data. You can do this from the terminal with a simple cp command. Usually your data and personal settings are saved in your home folder (e.g. /home/username/). You can use cp -a to backup your home folder to an external drive (see man cp). Preferably, the external drive should have a Linux file system too (e.g. ext4), ...


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this is to be reported as BUG not an answer. use this command to generate and report bugs. apport docky. that will collect and inform launchpad about docky. ps: my docky also crashes very often but at that time I.will use report bug button in the crash window. How : Just open your terminal and type as ubuntu-bug docky then you will get a windows like ...


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The first comment of that bug report does supply a workaround, which for me works. Just start SmartGit like this: UBUNTU_MENUPROXY= ./smartgit.sh It can be used as a temporary solution until the bug is fixed.


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As lbaile200 says you must try installing CompizConfig settings manager and disabling window effects. But I am guessing that this might have something to do with system cache. You might try clearing it off with Ubuntu Tweak's 'Janitor' feature. Install Ubuntu tweak with these commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo ...


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I figured out how to do this. Basically you need to make sure kexec loads the vga16fb.ko module, which allows it to work in framebuffer mode. This can be done by adding --module=vga16fb.ko to the KDUMP_KEXEC_ARGS setting in /etc/default/kdump-tools. For example, mine looks like this: KDUMP_KEXEC_ARGS="--elf64-core-headers --reset-vga --module=vga16fb.ko" ...



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