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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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reviewed Leave Open ssh: connect to host localhost port 22: Connection refused
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reviewed Leave Open Laptop won't suspend Ubuntu 14.04
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reviewed Leave Open How to mix page numbering on LibreOffice Writer
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reviewed Close Problem with steam on lubuntu 14.04
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comment Problem with steam on lubuntu 14.04
Of course we need more info. "a thing came up"? "things are missing"? Put yourself in our position, would you be able to understand the problem with that information? Please edit your question and include the exact errors you get. Also tell us which version of Ubuntu you are using and whether it is 32 or 64 bits. Tell us what you're doing when this "thing" comes up. Give us something to go on!
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reviewed Leave Open Laptop shutdown if unplugged power
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reviewed Close WiFi not working, then working Samsung NF310
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comment WiFi not working, then working Samsung NF310
Please edit your question and telle us what your network card is (just run lspci -nn | grep 0280), what your computer is, include the output of iwconfig and also any error messages found when running dmesg. We have no idea what's going on with the information you have posted.
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reviewed Leave Open What does bash do with line 11 here?
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revised How to install Abaqus?
edited tags
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revised VESTA crashes with X Window System error on 12.04
Improved formatting, fixed tags
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comment Stuck in the shell prompt in ubuntu server 14.04
@jaydz49 that will bring in loads of packages, the GUI is a heavy thing. As Sylvain pointed out below, the Ubuntu Server is not expected to work with a GUI so installing it requires installing a lot of dependencies. Unless you're sure you want the server edition, I would just reinstall with the Desktop edition. It will take about as much time and will probably be simpler all around.
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comment Stuck in the shell prompt in ubuntu server 14.04
Ah, I was assuming that the OP wanted server packages but also a GUI.
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comment Stuck in the shell prompt in ubuntu server 14.04
@jaydz49 don't use startx. Either run sudo service lightdm start or just reboot the machine.
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comment Stuck in the shell prompt in ubuntu server 14.04
Surely the reinstall is not needed! Why not just install the package?
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answered Stuck in the shell prompt in ubuntu server 14.04
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revised Stuck in the shell prompt in ubuntu server 14.04
DOS is a completely different thing and not relevant here
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