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Can I just install Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 over it and don't lose any data from my /home ? No. Very simple: even a small error could render your system unusable with just a grub recovery prompt or not even that. Nobody can predict a power failure. Or you pressing the reset button or pulling a cord from the machine. You never mess with desktop enviroments, ...


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1.Make a separate home partition,you’ll have to create a new partition (which may require resizing your existing partitions). 2.Copy the files from your existing home directory to that partition(/home) And its safer to install any new distro you want.


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Warning: Take your time reading this first sentence: Before typing the following keystroke, remember that Ctrl+Alt+F7 is your friend. This is the keystroke to type to get back to where you are right now. (probably your guest session) OK? Remember? Sure? OK! Now press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to go to TTY1, which is a full screen terminal (and only a terminal: no ...


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Package no installation candidate: Use a supported Ubuntu release [14.04/14.10] 13.04 is not supported anymore. Unity: You can try use the Unity Reset tool to replicate the now deprecated unity --reset command. Once the Unity reset tool is installed, run unity-reset in a terminal. Don't get confused between unity --reset [deprecated] and unity-reset ...


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Open a terminal and install the evolution indicator: sudo apt-get install evolution-indicator Change the default email application in the messaging indicator: dconf write /com/canonical/messages/applications "['evolution.desktop']" Restart your session, the indicator will look like this:


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@dobey's solution works if you want to have only one keyboard shortcut for increasing / decreasing the volume. If instead you want to have multiple key bindings controlling the volume (like to keep the default volume buttons on your laptop working, while adding additional keyboard shortcuts to use when you connect an external keyboard that does not have ...


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I've tried john and Erv Gunter answers, however for me what did it was this last line : sudo apt-get purge nvidia-* sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop export DISPLAY=:0 gsettings reset org.compiz.core:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/core/ active-plugins source


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The way you word this question the only way to do this is by re-installing from an Ubuntu Mate ISO are formatting your current installation. By completly removing Unity you will break your system. By 1st installing Mate and then removing Unity you might break your system. Here is a method for removing Unity where someone wanted Cinnamon installed. That will ...



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