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For Unity (Ubuntu 14.04) I'd suggest a two-pronged approach: 1) Under the Time & Date settings, Clock tab, you can add other locations. No pretty world map but at least you'll have the date/time in other places. 2) Install either my-weather-indicator or indicator-weather, both found here and add an alternate location.


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First things first: the current LTS version of Ubuntu is 14.04. You did not specify any reasonable reasons to use 2-years old version, so I assume that there is no such need. Install 14.04 instead of 12.04, then check if your problem still occurs.


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Does the console working? Pressing ctrl+alt+F1 is showing you tty? If that is working you can start log in there and type startx. If that fail you can try sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop


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If you are using GNOME 3 then this extension will solve your problem. This applies to closing applications with middle click in the GNOME 3 Overview. https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/352/middle-click-to-close-in-overview/ This extension is only rated to install with 3.8 or older BUT I have tested it in 3.10 and 3.12 and it works just fine in ...


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Because you reinstalled gnome, you might have to reinstall anything that isn't packed with gnome. Follow these steps, Download a cursor theme. Open Gnome Tweak Tool and change the cursor theme. Open a Terminal. Run this command: sudo update-alternatives --config x-cursor-theme Select the number corresponding to your choice Log out. Log back in.


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You do not need to compile vim with clipboard support. Try to install last version of netrw. Download vimball using this link After that open this file using vim vim netrw.vba.gz and type this: :so % :q This will install new version of netrw plugin. I hope this will solve your problem


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sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop This is the Ubuntu Gnome desktop metapackage; as for the font, theme, icons and other personal settings you would have to manually set them yourself.


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Gnome Disc Utility is now called Disks To run disks open the dash by clicking the Ubuntu logo on the side bar. Then type in disks and click the disks icon to launch.


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Type Disk Utility in the unity dash panel or crtl+alt+t and type palimpsest


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Just install a realtime (package name "linux-lowlatency") kernel and gnome will be smooth. Use synaptic packet manager to find it, also you can uninstall the generic kernel to round things up.


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You can't. If you install the ubuntu-gnome-desktop metapackage from USC or APT, it might add some of the components. It will NOT add them all. Gnome Software is not included, because it does not support APT (at least to my knowledge), and even if it did, it would be redundant because of USC. The sources should be available at: ...


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I have seen something like that myself during an update. I think an important font is missing, maybe accidently uninstalled by a (bad) dependeency. So take a look at the installed packages, if there are main font packages missing. You can use the history log of the package installer in /var/log/apt/. To list removals which removed a package matching ...


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Those commands only work when you are in an xsession and not on a text only session like tty2. You can, however, issue kill commands from there like sudo killall cairo-dock and you can restart the xsession by killing lightdm gdm or what ever dm you are using like this sudo service lightdm restart or sudo service gdm restart Alternatively, if the dm ...


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Ok. I've a good news and a bad news for you. :) Good news, this annoyance can be removed. The account information is stored in ~/.config/libaccounts-glib/. Just delete every file in there. All your accounts will be gone on reboot. Then you can recreate the one you want. Bad news, this seems to be an old bug which is not yet cured. Checkout here. I would ...


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Just do: sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-gnome-desktop gnome-shell gdm and gnome shell shall be removed(I had to say it like that). Don't worry, unity will work fine. In case you want to uninstall all the unneeded software gnome-ubnutu installs check out: Remove ubuntu-gnome-desktop? Edit1: to remove gnome flashback, do: sudo apt-get remove ...


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Unity is based off of gnome 3, so you can't safely remove it. Unity is basically like a skin on top of gnome, but integrated VERY tightly. Don't remove it unless you switch to another non-gnome based or gnome 2 based DE that has it integrated.


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Totem You can install totem by: sudo apt-get install totem libtotem0


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Your fullname (or display name) may be in the form firstname-space-initial-period but your Unix username (as required at the commandline login prompt) will be a single word like john or smithj or janesmith99 If you can't remember what username you used when you set up the account (and you can't open an application such as the Nautilus file manager that ...


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when in doubt, don't include spaces in a password. they should be fine here. if you have activated the root account, you could try logging in as root and re-creating your password that way. Otherwise follow these steps (if my memory serves me...) restart in grub, choose advanced options for Ubuntu choose to boot to a command line (this is a root ...


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Make sure you have a "/etc/pulse/default.pa" file. If you need one, you can copy/paste the following: #!/usr/bin/pulseaudio -nF # # This file is part of PulseAudio. # # PulseAudio is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it # under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by # the Free Software Foundation; either ...


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Check sounds in the system settings to ensure that your computer is not trying to play through an HDMI device. The computer I am using has only a single audio capable device, but my other computer has both, and the HDMI output is silent (unless plugged into something).


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I know this question is ancient, but it shows up near the top of the Google results, so I thought I'd throw up an answer to the question in the title — One way to identify the problem works like this: Start to log in to your session, but, also have another session (as another user, or on a "tty" session (Control+Alt+[F2…]), or via ssh, or …) already open, ...


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If it is already installed, you can remove the Ubuntu Desktop metapackage and install the server softwares you need: sudo apt-get install openssh Configure SSH according to your needs. Then: sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get autoremove


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sudo apt-get purge unity gnome-shell lightdm sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get -f install


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There is a bug in amd driver that is causing this, I switched to open source driver.


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the command line: pulseaudio -k finally worked on a clean ubuntu 14.04 up to date install.


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The Gnome Team have a ppa which has Gnome 3.12 in it. Please note last time I looked, a few months ago it was not ready for general use. To install Gnome alongside Unity you need to run the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install ...


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You basically have two options to search for files inside the open dialog window: Click on the pencil and start typing in the location text field: Click on the list on files (a file should get the focus) and again start typing to see the Search field (bottom-right corner): Update Gedit seems to have its own gtk widget for the open dialog but both ...


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Activate the file list (for example by single-clicking into it) and start typing.


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I did this with a couple of desktop launchers. One icon for a normal display and the other for portrait display. You need to create two .desktop files, two .sh files and download two icons. first make a new directory mkdir /home/UserNameHere/.icons Now download a couple of icons for the /home/UserNameHere/.icons/ folder. Then make the .desktop files. ...


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Seems you experience some instability with Compiz Install Compiz Config Setting Manager (ccsm): sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager Open it. Preferences → Profile & Backend tab: Reset to Defaults Restart the session: sudo restart lightdm Now, to activate extra plugins, it's better to do that single plugin each time. In case ...


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The easier way is just pressing Alt + F2, type "r" then Enter. This will work so long the shell isn't unusable. You can also send SIGHUP to the gnome-shell process which will terminate only the shell: killall -3 gnome-shell The other answers provide more destructive means, which close all the applications, this shouldn't.


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You can set it to auto-hide Go to the system settings, click on appearance, then there is a tab called behaviour, in there you can specify a few things about the launcher.


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If you don't have installed Tweak tool install it and open it. In the Typing section you will see Alt/Win behavior and you can select Ctrl is mapped to Win keys. I think that's what you're looking for.


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The correct GSettings key for this is org.gnome.desktop.lockdown disable-user-switching, however an inspection of the indicator-session code shows this is not being correctly applied. See https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1325353


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Both will work fine. You don't need both installed as gdm is a recommends dependency of gnome-shell, not a hard dependency. You can uninstall one or the other depending upon how you like them. I have used both with gnome-shell and faced no issues because of them.


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Instead of mount -a, use the proper command: sudo mount /dev/sr0 /media/$USER/<mountpoint> ... replacing <mountpoint> with the name of a real directory in /media/<username> where <username> is the all-lowercase name of the user account.


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"Gnome 3" is a desktop environment, and like its predecessor "Gnome 2" or another offspring "MATE" they define the look and feel of windows, buttons, menus and icons and how they act together. The "Gnome Shell" or "Unity" further defines a certain default configuration and behavior of your user interface. Gnome 3, Unity and many new applications are built ...


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Most likely processor overload. Oracle VB Has troubles like this because you're running two operating systems at the same time. it all depends on your specs, if I could get those. Running two OSes at the same time on a (no offense, if applies) crap computer can make the VM crash like a drunk driver. You might just need to actually install Ubuntu on the ...


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I've only done the reverse (install gnome-shell when Unity is already installed) - but it should work in a similar way, as far as I know: sudo apt-get install unity lightdm LightDM is the login manager, and when you boot the machine, it should allow you to select the window manager you use on the login screen. This has worked for me when installing ...


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Type this command in a terminal (Ctrl + T) and press enter: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop Then log out, and before you log in, you can change the desktop enviroment.


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To supplement what StallionSA wrote above, you do need a second audio device, but it does not have to be a sound card in the physical sense of a card which you insert into a slot on your mainboard. If you do a search on the web you will find many USB "sound card" devices which could be used to connect your headphones and these range from budget to some ...


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From my understanding you would need an second sound card, as most sound cards only have a single DAC "digital to analog converter", which can route an audio source to multiple jacks, you need a second sound card to have a second DAC to be able to route a second audio source to a second jack.


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Based on the information you've given, I think a full re-install/restore data from backup is in order. This is based on: You hosed the permissions of an important directory (off /). You don't know which one. There is no practical way of restoring permissions that have been hosed on a recursive directory tree. You may think you could just set everything ...


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GNOME needs the correct permissions for these folders in order to run. I believe that GNOME has a system user account which it uses, and a quick check of the passwd file confirms this. Set the permissions back as soon as you can - you might need to log into another computer with this system and possibly copy the permissions over for each directory. Don't do ...


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From tty1 you can open the gnome-terminal in tty7 (where the GUI should be started) by running the following command: env DISPLAY=:0 gnome-terminal See some more explanations in this post.


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Either drag the window straight through, passing the place where the window goes full screen, or try every side of the main screen. If not just try to go through each side of the main window with your mouse to get it to show up on the top monitor.


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open a terminal and type the following command sudo apt-get remove gnome-shell gnome-shell-common But before you accept the changes make sure you are not going to uninstall an application you need or want to keep in the process. Alternatively, you can use sudo apt-get purge gnome-shell gnome-shell-common to uninstall the gnome shell and remove the ...


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let me see if I can help you. First you need to know something about LiveCD and GParted. When using the LiveCD/LiveDVD/LiveUSB, GParted will be installed by default, so there is no need to install it in the Live Medium. This is different if you are using an installed version of Ubuntu in which GParted will not be installed by default, so you can only use ...


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I'm pretty sure I saw this same question just a couple of days ago.... /dev/sda3 is an extended partition - to gain accesses to the unallocated space, /dev/sda3 has to include it first. To do this, boot from a live USB. Install gparted on the live USB sudo apt-get install gparted Use gparted to expand the size of /dev/sda3 to include the unallocated ...



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