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Resetter Can't Find Manifest

So I want to reset my Ubuntu 20.04 installation without reinstalling it, so I am going to use Resetter. However, Resetter can't find the manifest file for the system. I don't have good experience ...
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Ubuntu 20.10 Lost all files with usermod when added user 1001 to group 1002 accidentally

I was adding a new user {rasa} to my Ubuntu studio 20.10. I was adding rasa uid:1002 gid:1002 groups=rasa (1002) To the audio group for privileges to change cpu to performance and set jack settings. ...
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I installed Ubuntu on an USB flash drive but it resets after every reboot [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu on an USB flash drive to get some experience with it and also have a portable OS with my personal files. I used this Tutorial but when I reboot the system it resets back to ...
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is there a way to automatically reset ssh session

I am using a service which checks if the ssh session is currently being used or not. My question is it disconnected me whenever i am not using it for 20 minutes. I used to use screen sessions for such ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 with kernel 5.4.0-65-generic freeze on ESXI

We have Ubuntu 20.04 with kernel 5.4.0-65 as guest OS running on VMware ESXI 6.5 and 7.0. It runs fine for 2-3 days and then it fails with the below error. Only OS stop-start helps, nothing else. Our ...
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I changed my user password, but now i can't login. What can i do? [duplicate]

a few minutes ago I changed my Ubuntu user password. Then I turned off the computer and turned it on. After I entered the new password, the system would tell me that the password was wrong. I tried to ...
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USB Keybord does not work

I am running Ubuntu 20.4.keyboard is not responding. How do I reset the USB Ports. the ports located t the back of the computer re not working. keyboard. Please help.There re so many solutions which ...
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Everytime I reboot my system all of my taskbar favourites are reset to defult

It only seems to effect my taskbar, but its annoying. I shove things there that I want to get quick access too. Though, Firefox keeps auto-launching just like after when I first installed the OS. I'm ...
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Is there any way to factory reset the Ubuntu without formatting?

I want to delete all the installed packages and softwares in Ubuntu 20.04 and make it like a fresh copy of the installation without formatting the computer. Is there any terminal command to do that? I ...
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root password works for “su”, but not for sudo

I forgot my root password and later reset it by modifying the grub boot loader script: "ro" to "rw init=/bin/bash". After that, "Ctrl+X" brought me to a root environment ...
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Problem in storage space after executing “dconf reset -f /”

I executed the command: dconf reset -f / to reset the dash to dock and other extension changes, then when i rebooted my system. Everything installed from the beginning, starting from user name ...
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Ubuntu Server(TACACS) 18.04 sends reset immediately after the completion of 3-WAY handshake

I recently built a TACACS server(Ubuntu Flavor). I was able to authenticate my local machine through the TACACS when I configured the local machines with private IP of the TACACS server. I recently ...
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I don't know the authentication password to download stuff [duplicate]

I got this computer from some one online and I don't know any of the passwords I manly need to just reset the authentication password is there a way to reset it without the authentication password
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How to reset Ubuntu 20.04 Login Screen to defalt like this picture

I want to change Login Screen like this picture
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I'm trying to install Ubuntu but PC keeps resetting

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my pc using a usb, when I get to the install screen after about a minute my pc restarts, booting again into the set up as if nothing happened. I get this '0.439455 ...
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What to do after resetting your linux system using resetter

So i just reset my ubuntu 18.04. (i think, cant exactly check atm) After rebooting using resetter, I am only left with a black terminal screen. I am able to use the terminal, but I have no display ...
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ssh_exchange_identification: read: Connection reset by peer | linux |ssh is working

When I am doing ssh user@ipaddress it't working fine but I am using this command ssh -t -p2222 user@myserverip remoteuser@remoteip. That time it is showing error ssh_exchange_identification: read: ...
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Factory reset Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I want to factory reset my ubuntu. Then I found about restter but when I run it i get an error that is: https://github.com/gaining/Resetter/issues/55. I could not get how to fix it. Is there any ...
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Ubuntu Mate 20.04 exception Emask SAct SErr action 0x6 frozen

I have a Kingston Predator PCIe 240 GB SSD (AHCI device.) I dual boot Ubuntu with Windows 7 64-bit. If I boot Ubuntu from poweroff, everything is fine. But if I boot after restarting from Windows, ...
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Edge Scrolling resets and disables itself

Every time I open the settings window or naviate in the settings window the edge scrolling resets and I have to go in and click it again. I'm trying to make sure that edge scrolling stays on. ...
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How can I reset to Ubuntu Studio default desktop and settings?

After some issues and an upgrade I have a very different appearance in my Ubuntu Studio. I just want to reset to the defaults just like if the installation is brand new.
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How do i factory reset my laptop?

I received a laptop that runs Ubuntu from a friend who passed away. I dont have any login for them and am not able to change any settings. Pmeaae help me factory reset
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Lost Ubuntu 18.04 packages due to libwayland

In order to fix some driver nvidia gpu issue with steam, I tried installing libwayland as suggested in a forum, sudo apt-get install libwayland-client0:i386. Now I was running a 64 bit Ubuntu 18.04 ...
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“clear” command error: terminals database is inaccessible (Ubuntu 18.04)

After updating an Ubuntu 18.04 system using apt update and apt upgrade, running the command clear after connecting to the system via SSH results in the error terminals database is inaccessible How ...
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Reset password in Ubuntu 19.10

I want to reset the password, when I write any word it looks like this in the screen. I didn't type any letters, just something like asterisks and then Ubuntu 19.10 gives command not found.
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How to reset password of Ubuntu app 16.04 on Windows 10

I have installed Ubuntu app 16.04 from the Microsoft store. Now I have forgotten the password of the ubuntu user. How to reset it? Thanks you so much!
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Reset ubuntu 19.10 to factory default values [duplicate]

I am trying to reset ubuntu 19.10 to factory default values. I tried https://github.com/gaining/Resetter but I think it doesn't work for ubuntu 19.10
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problems resetting mysql root password

I have issues resetting the root password for my mysql server on Ubuntu 19.10: I followed the instructions on https://websiteforstudents.com/resetting-mysql-root-password-on-ubuntu-16-04-17-10-and-18-...
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How to change screen resolution in the linux zoom tool [duplicate]

I have an Asus laptop running Linux, and I let one of my younger siblings go on it. He went into the settings and turned on the zoom tool, but increased the screen brightness so it's completely white. ...
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How to factory reset Ubuntu Core 18

I am looking to use Ubuntu Core 18 as the OS for a Raspberry Pi IoT device. Looking to have a factory reset function in case the thing does screwy. What would be the best way to accomplish this? Is ...
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mouse keys not working

Version 18.04.3 right mouse key stopped working, I attempted to try and make the right key the primary key settings, devices. Now neither key works, if I left click on an icon in the favorites column ...
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I accidentally deleted root using sudo rm * [duplicate]

I accidentally used sudo rm * while I was in the root directory. Now, I am not able to open terminal and my computer does not shut down, only a single _ is flicking on the black screen. How can I ...
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Factory reset windows OS on dual booted system [duplicate]

I have ubuntu installed along side Windows 10. I want to factory reset my windows OS. Will it affect my Ubuntu OS in anyway ? What should I take care of before resetting ?
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Ubuntu version 18.04.2 desktop, VMWare VM Not accepting password after recovery reset

I had a VM setup to use Ubuntu via VMware. Everything was working properly and then I updated my MacBook, not sure if something happened to my config files but my admin PW no longer worked. I went ...
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How can I wipe all files and software not part of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have a dev machine that I use npm and node on. I have been having trouble with permissions issues and repeatedly tried uninstalling and working with nvm and other stuff. I'm not really looking for ...
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Reset BIOS from Ubuntu

I am on a Thomson NEO14 2 32SB I need to reset the BIOS in order to enable GOP Driver. I have a black screen on startup until Ubuntu boots. The thing is, I don't have a CMOS battery and neither a ...
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How to factory reset Xubuntu

how can I factory reset my Xubuntu, deleting all files. Because my laptop becomes laggy because I added lubuntu. thanks
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How to reset ubuntu using terminal? [duplicate]

I have an ubuntu 16.04 , I want it to reset through command line. How to do it?
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How to fix Ubuntu 18.04LTS freezes?

I've installed latest Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS about a week ago. All the soft was installed via system menu or Jetbrains repo. In 2 days appeared freezes - only mouse moves, irresponsive to keyboard, timer ...
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Reset shell password [closed]

I know my user password. I am the only user on computer. Latest version of Ubuntu.I do not remember the password for shell terminal.My user password does not work. How do I reset shell password?
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How do I reset Ubuntu 18.04 to factory defaults? [duplicate]

so I have a PC with Ubuntu 18.04 on it and I'm going to be selling it. I'm just asking how I can reset it to factory defaults, like getting rid of everything I installed and everything? Thanks in ...
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Change mouse pointer position at boot or reset center position

I have the most futile question but it drives me crazy. I am on 18.04, Dell XPS 9550. Since the beginning of time, at boot, the mouse pointer was in the middle of the screen, hovering on my username. ...
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How to reset Ubuntu 18.04 to default theme? [duplicate]

I had ubuntu 16.04 earlier with gnome environment and apple look alike theme with the help the help of tweak tool . Now I have upgraded to 18.04 . But I am experiencing problems with the apple theme, ...
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Cannot reset Keyring password

I'm running 16.04. I am getting the pop up screen to enter my password but it keeps saying it's the wrong pass. I've tried using Seahorse to change the password by deleting the current situation and ...
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Remove all 3rd party apps and software

I install many known and unknown software. Now I got a problem. Mysql and apache server can't be open. I install and re-install xampp server but not working anymore. Now I want to uninstall all ...
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How remove or reset mysql password! [duplicate]

I test all the suggested answers but still I canon't reset or remove password or even reinstall the mysql db on Ubuntu 16.04, Is there any ohter idea? #1045 - Access denied for user 'root'@'...
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Reset Ubuntu on a netbook that came with it as its OS

Fairly straightforward, I bought my Netbook with Ubuntu 12.04 on it, I upgraded to 16.04 but it has been a while, there's a bunch of stuff I don't need and the 'autoremove' - 'autoclean' approach ...
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unable to delete Steam cloud game data

I have recently attempted to play a game I have not played in a while, but had in-library, Portal Stories:Mel. After re-downloading the game, it wouldn't start. The game would say it was running and ...
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Lenovo Bios Reset on Boot

I recently switched from arch-linux (antergos) to ubuntu, because I had some Issues I could not get hold on. One Issue was that on everyboot the BIOS notified "Configuration changed. Restarting the ...
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Reset Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I have a Asus Zenbook with windows but installed Ubuntu on it. Now while setting up Ubuntu, I have installed some wrong files and I am not able to fix it. So I would like to reset Ubuntu, so it is ...