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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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Forgotten my password - Cannot enter GRUB Menu

System: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS; Inspiron-15-3573 I have forgotten my password - and I am stuck in Guest Mode, I know what the next steps are but this laptop is resisting them. The pictures I took are too ...
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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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Authentication Error followed by “Gave up waiting for suspend/resume device”

I got a Dell Latitude E6430 last night as a hand me down gift. All was fine I even checked for updates for the Ubuntu and it appeared all was up to date. I let it charge over night and this morning ...
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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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HDMI not saving as default audio device

I recently decided to dig up an old laptop and get Ubuntu on it, and the way I have it set up I want HDMI to be the default audio device, but I can't seem to get it to work. From what I've tried I can ...
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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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Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS installed on external hard drive, graphical problems and returns to login screen

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04.4 onto an external hard drive and running it through that on my home laptop (A friend has had difficulties with dual booting and I really don't want to cause any screw up ...
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Unable to scroll up and down on the recovery mode of an Android tablet

I do access perfectly to the recovery mode screen, but it is not possible to scroll up/down from the device or from the ubuntu terminal. The phycical volume up/down buttons do not work on the tablet. ...
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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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How to factory reset without access to the internet

How do I factory reset my Ubuntu without access to the internet? I am following a guide on how to get my wireless computer to connect to my wireless wifi and the guide sais that I need to undo all my ...
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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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Downloaded Lubuntu onto USB. Every time I log off and then log back in, everything inside is reset

Today is my second day on Linux, so I'm very new. I just downloaded Lubuntu LXQt 0.13.0 onto my USB drive. I boot up Lubuntu and everything is fine (except for 1/3 of the time, where the boot-up ...
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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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Can I reset Ubuntu?

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on a dell inspiron (formerly windows vista, intel pentium). I was connected to wifi for a long time and now my laptop won't even give me an option to connect to wifi. I've ...
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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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Problem with connecting to wifi/Ethernet

So... I recently got my computer reset with ubuntu 14.04 16 bit and I am currently trying to set up my networking. I looked in the usual area for wifi and saw that the wifi area was like, deactivated ...
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Banshee media player keeps freezing

Alright, Banshee version 2.6.2 consistently freezers and shuts down after a few songs play. Anyone else encounter this horribly irritating problem? Anything is helpful, I made a stellar playlist 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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Xubuntu 17.10's volume control resets Firefox audio to 100%

When I watch videos in Firefox, I go to sound settings and in Volume Control I turn up the Application volume to max, 153%. However, if I click along the progress bar to skip to a section of video ...
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Definitions resetting

I'm new to Ubuntu or any other Linux operating system and I'd like to know if it is normal that everytime I shutdown my PC all definitions reset(mouse sensitivity, scroll lock activating) and, for ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 | Reset password asking me to Retype new password twice. Ideally it should be once

I recently tried to implement password policy (at least one digit, upper case, lowercase, a special character) using pam_cracklib module. After that, the system asks me to retype password twice ...
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Remove all data while keeping the Ubuntu

I have an Ubuntu Latitude E6410 and for the past month and a half I have had other peoples data and online accounts on it. I don't want to remove something if it could cause any damage to the ...
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Recovery of deleted data in resetting Ubuntu?

I have reset my Ubuntu 17.04 recently by using application Resetter http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/03/reset-ubuntu-desktop-default-settings but I don't know it leads to delete all files and stuff ...
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How to reset root password when you can't from the root menu [duplicate]

I have tried to reset my password by restarting and going to the root (drop to rook shell prompt) but according to all the sources I have seen it should then say root@ubuntu:~# but when I get to that ...
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How to factory reset from guest login Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I bought a Dell laptop from someone I don't know. It came with Ubuntu 12.04. I can't login to his Admin account, only the Guest login. I don't know anything about coding. How do I factory reset this? ...
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How to set display resolution permanent in Ubuntu 16.04

Unknown Display in Ubuntu 16.04. Set Resolution using xrandr command but after restart display resolution in reset. sudo cvt 1368 768 60 after this output will here #1368x768 59.88 ...