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Well I found myself the answer by launching VLC from the terminal, that gave me: main input error: ES_OUT_RESET_PCR called Googling it, I found this: How to play DVDs after installing the recommended libraries? I had to change the region code (though I never actually changed it...) to "2" (Europe) by installing regionset: sudo apt-get install regionset ...


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It is not possible to use just a cell phone to create an SD card that will install Ubuntu First, Not all laptops have SD card readers and even if yours have one, there is no guarantee that your laptop can boot from the SD card. Second, downloading the file into an SD card using your phone is not enough. The card needs to be prepared using the downloaded ...


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Try clonezilla. Clonezilla is a disk imaging/clonning tool. You can use this tool to clone your Ububtu to a new system. Clonezilla clones your settings and also your entire partitions. There are two versions of clonezilla available. Clonezilla live is suitable for a single time use. For further information visit : http://clonezilla.org/


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The text below has been taken from the OP's question and posted as an answer. Installing cpufrequtils with sudo apt-get install cpufrequtils should lower the temperature, and improve battery life. Even after this, it may stay at 70°C and occasionally surge to above 90°C which is quite bad for the hardware. My final solution was to use thinkfan, to ...


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This will help reduce spindowns and spinups when your laptop is running on battery. Open a terminal and type the following commands: First, make a backup: sudo cp /etc/hdparm.conf /etc/hdparmcopy Then, type the following command to apply the needed changes: echo '/dev/sda { apm = 254 apm_battery = 254 }' | sudo tee -a /etc/hdparm.conf Finally, ...


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You can drag the window by holding the Alt key and dragging it with your mouse (from any point, not the title bar on the top). It's not a total solution but it would help you carry on. When you get into the display settings, if the settings indicate that you are already at the native resolution of your laptop, you should check on the Scale for menu and ...



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