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I've been using Linux since 1998 or 1999 when I installed my first Mandrake (which has since morphed into Mandriva), I then moved to SuSe and then openSuSe when that came out. I used Ubuntu when it first came out, then moved to Linux Mint and have now been using Linux Mint Debian Edition (which is Debian testing but more green) for the last few years. I've also spent a lot of time working on first RedHat and then Fedora systems because that's what was available in the lab I worked in.

My Linux expertise, if I can grace it with such a lofty title, is mostly on manipulating text and regular expressions since that represents a large chunk of my daily work.

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comment Ubuntu loggin problem
Is that the only thing you did? No changes to /etc/default/grub for example? Please edit your question and add the contents of the /etc/default/grub file and the output of ls /boot/grub/*pf2.
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comment Can anyone tell me what the key shortcut is in Ubuntu 14.04 to activate/use scale/expo?
Hang on, so you haven't actually installed it and have no idea if they will change? What's the point of asking then? They will probably be exactly the same as in all previous releases, why would they change? Anyway, you can use the solution in my answer to set them to whatever you like.
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answered Can anyone tell me what the key shortcut is in Ubuntu 14.04 to activate/use scale/expo?
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comment Error when mounting local HDD: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1
Please also add the output of sudo parted -l. Unfortunately though, it looks like your hard disk died.
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comment Can anyone tell me what the key shortcut is in Ubuntu 14.04 to activate/use scale/expo?
Have you checked the settings in ccsm?
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answered Ensures that a FS is mounted on the given mount point
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answered Overwritten system files
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comment Overwritten system files
Could you show the current content of your /boot directory?
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comment ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)
Have you actually enabled the root account? You're not giving your regular user's password are you? Also, I assume you know that root's password and root's mysql password are not the same right?
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revised Suspend to RAM not working
Clarified title
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comment Updating Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04
I know you did, nevertheless, it has not been released yet. What you installed is a beta version and will be until the official release which is coming tomorrow. That said, your specific problem is probably what Rinzwind said above.
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comment Updating Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04
The 14.04 has not been released yet, please try this again the day after tomorrow when the final release will be out.
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revised Updating Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04
Fixed grammar, Only Newspaper Headlines Are Written Like This :)
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revised Display only the data section of the packet
added 2 characters in body
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revised Display only the data section of the packet
Added the text-processing tag since this boils down to simple parsing of text
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answered Display only the data section of the packet
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revised Display only the data section of the packet
No need to escape the dots, only the quotes and ! and that's not needed either with single quotes. Also simplified the sed
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comment What backup app/util can I use for Ubuntu for a “FULL” partition backup?
While I honestly don't find my response to be rude, and it was certainly not intended to be either nasty or insulting, I apologize if you did. It was, however, indeed not professional. That's because this is a site of volunteers who freely give their time to help others. We're not paid and are in no way affiliated with Canonical. This is a Q&A site for finding specific solutions for specific problems. Our format is badly suited for "give me a list of apps" questions and such questions can actually very easily be answered by google.
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comment Middle mouse button will not paste
That feature is how it used to work back before wheel mice were that common, when mice only had two buttons. Do you have an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file? You say that middle click pasting does work with another mouse of yours?