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Questions tagged [system]

For questions regarding the function of the entire operating system and issues that affect users system-wide.

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Ubuntu 18.10 occasional system freeze (maybe graphics related)

Since doing a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.10 on new hardware (Asus Prime B450-Plus, G.Skill Trident 16GB, AMD Rizen 5 1600, GTX 750 Ti 2GB) I’ve had occasional system freezes (locked screen, keyboard ...
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Boot from disc using Ubuntu on 2009 MacBook Pro?

I'm using a mid-2009 MacBook Pro which I decided to install Ubuntu on without dual boot. I thought I'd just give it a try and see if I liked it, but I don't. I'd like to install another OS, but I can ...
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How to make a system ISO for Ubuntu 18.04.1

All the advice I found online relates to using https://launchpad.net/systemback.... which is no longer supported or functional... Is there a good 'plan B'??
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Kubuntu 18.04 - Fatal Error on X server when using LibreWriter - gpu hang

I am unable to use LibreWriter for more than a couple of minutes. Every now and then the X Server seems to freeze (see syslog and kernel los below) because the gpu hang? As far as I can tell, that ...
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Upgrade crash during power failure [duplicate]

I was upgrading from 16.04 to 18.04 when power went out. I can boot into recovery mode, when I try to complete all file recovery it will not complete because of too many errors . I am at a total ...
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Data recovery from Ubuntu new version running os [duplicate]

My Ubuntu os is running but i lost my one folder.I dont know how its lost.My desktop named file and in my desktop screen is not working. How can i recover data and any tools is there?
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Can i make ubuntu server do a system beep when ubuntu is ready to log in

So I'm using a ssh conection to log in and I need to know when ubuntu booted and it's ready for log in so I want to hear a beep when I can.
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What could be causing constant fan noise on Ubuntu 16.04?

I have a lot of fan noise on ubuntu 16.04 on a new Dell laptop. I can't tell what's happening from the graphics card or any software program. The fan is working and never stops. My friend has the ...
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How can I disable Ctrl+Q shortcut in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

How can I disable Ctrl+Q shortcut to close the current app in Ubuntu? I have seen the top answer under: How can I disable Ctrl+Q for all applications (system wide)? which suggests assigning Ctrl+Q to ...
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apt-get command does not exists

Somehow apt-get disappeared, and it appears I have dpkg, or at least it doesn't fail with command not found. I've tried software center, but I don't know which app to load. How can I load apt from ...
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Reset the whole system [duplicate]

I use UbuntuStudio 18.04.1 LTS, with all the Gnome desktop enviroment ("by my hand" installed with Synaptic). I wonder if there is a simple way (line command) to get a full, whole system reset to its ...
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Is it possible to require confirmation before delete with Timeshift?

Whilst trying out Timeshift in a new install, I accidentally clicked the delete button and Timeshift deleted my snapshot without requiring confirmation. Is it possible configure Timeshift to insist ...
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Wifi icon missing on bionic beaver

Got rid of windows 10 and installed ubuntu 18.04 onto Mecer Z140c via USB. Wifi was working on windows Apparently have wifi 802.11a/c. Have no wifi icon on pull down menu. Have tried numerous stack ...
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Having a problem with installing Ubuntu on my HP ProBook 645 G1

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop and everything went well untill I had to restart my computer. The HP logo is flashing and the message System BootOrder not found. Initializing defaults shows up. It ...
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Switching from Ubuntu 18.04 to Windows 10 messes with clock [duplicate]

When I reboot from using Ubuntu 18.04 (dual-installed with Windows 10) and load into Windows, the clock will almost always be 1 hour behind, irrespective of daylight savings. Sometimes it's 13 hours ...
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Failed to start User Manager for UID 121 (BOOT)

Here is the picture And when i type it, i have this When i tried to start it from recovery terminal i got this
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Two monitors setup not working

Well, the main problem is that, when I connect a second monitor through VGA to my laptop with Ubuntu 16.04, the second monitor turns on, but the monitor of my laptop goes black, and I cannot ...
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Linux for 8thGen [duplicate]

I want to delete windows from my computer and install linux. but the computer is the 8th generation. can I do with existing ubuntu extensions? Is it suitable for generation 8?
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Can't add Japanese language keyboard

I know this question has been asked before but none of the answers make any sense to me. They all start with 'go to your system menu' or 'personal preferences' and these things are just completely ...
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Ubuntu to replace windows xp [duplicate]

In need of replacing the very out dated XP sp2 on computer downloaded the latest ISO file from down load centre -which was in a compressed file i originally burnt onto a cd disc on basis I could ...
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Application like Windows Task Manager [duplicate]

Is there any program like Task Manager for Windows which can kill any full screen program (mostly Windows games I play through wine) when it got stuck and it don't want anything to come above it? I ...
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Footprint of installing and uninstalling a program on Ubuntu

Just a quick question. You know how in Windows, because of poorly-written programs, sometimes installing and uninstalling a program will leave records in the Windows Registry or AppData folder of a ...
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What can `inxi` be used for? [closed]

There are several questions and answers here that include the output of inxi. What can inxi be used for?
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PEAP enterprise/WPA2 WiFi Ubuntu not connecting

When I try to connect to a PEAP enterprise WPA2 WiFi using Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS, it simply doesn't. It keeps trying to connect forever. Nothing I tried worked, all the top anwsers from google failed ...
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How to fix a downloads directory in UBUNTU 18.04? [duplicate]

I lost the downloads directory by mistake. Updates did not replace it. I do not want to reinstall UBUNTU as a solution to fix this issue. I am using UBUNTU 18.04. I get a message asking me to use ...
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Problem while installing Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS

I have an Acer Aspire 3100 and here is what I got when I try to install Ubuntu on it. (photo) Hardware, Processor: Mobile AMD Sempron(tm) processor 3400+ 1.80ghz Ram: 3GB System type: 32Bit
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What can I do to find the crash reason

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04, it crashes about once a week. Sometimes while watching video sometime or just web-browsing. I check the system log and kernel log they don't have any strange output at the ...
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What version of Ubunto shall I use? [duplicate]

Good morning, my olf netbook is a Acer Aspire One (Processor - Intel Atom N450 - 1.66 GHz, RAM - 1 GB), my question is what is the best version of ubunto for this machine?
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Ubuntu 18.04 Becomes Unresponsive Requiring Hard-Reboot

I’ve read just about everything I can find here and elsewhere about this problem but nothing seems to solve it on any of my Ubuntu systems. A laptop and three PCs of different manufacturers and ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 File or window control Icons not Showing

I just upgraded from 16.04 LTS to 18.04 LTS. Everything seems to be working ok so far, except that the system icons are not showing up. The files exist in /usr/share/icons and I have all the ...
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Missing operating system No such partition. Grub rescue>

I have deleted the partition of ubuntu drive then windows installed drive. Now when I'm trying to install ubuntu, it says : Missing Operating System no such partition grub rescue> Please suggest a ...
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While launching samba I get an Error

I'm using Xubuntu 18.04 and while launching Samba I get an error saying "Failed to execute command gksu system-config-samba" please help. I'm a beginner.
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System Restore in Windows will affect other partition?

I have to partitions on a laptop. one for windows and the other for Ubuntu. does System restore to the previous point in windows will affect ubuntu partition?? I just wanted windows to be reset to ...
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Ubuntu software download query - difference between vdi and iso file types

I am doing a course on embedded systems, and I need to install Ubuntu for that. While searching the web for doing so I came across two forms in which the Ubuntu software is downloaded, namely the ...
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custom ubuntu distro [duplicate]

I have an standar ubuntu 18.04 installation plus many handmade applications developped by myself. I need a way to create some sort of installer which will make the same thing as a bootable media ...
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How to unlock the screen at the start of the laptop [closed]

I set two passwords, one for the screen and one for the startup. When I start the laptop, appears a dialog box that says "Enter password" with 8 spaces to type. This is before you can see any screen ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 system monitor shows 70 partitions? [duplicate]

I have one 500GB HDD. I did not formated it, but have selected "Erase disk and install Ubuntu 18.04" option. Now, when I open System Monitor it shows 70 partitions. And 490,7 GB one is shown 16 times....
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ubuntu full backup

I'm using ubuntu 18.04 on my asus rog gl502vm laptop. After installation I've installed many applications and updates and done a ton of configuration. Now I wanna get a backup of the current stable ...
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How to increase max open files limit on Ubuntu 18.04?

I've run ulimit -n 65536, added the following lines to /etc/security/limits.conf: * soft nofile 65536 * hard nofile 65536 alix soft nofile 65536 alix hard nofile 65536 root soft nofile 65536 ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 kworker using high CPU constantly

On Ubuntu 16.04 computer I saw kworker take up 80% of a CPU, consistently. I generated a perf report: sudo apt-get install linux-tools-common linux-tools-$(uname -r) Record some 10 seconds of ...
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Power off button is logging me out instead of turn off the computer

I'm using ubuntu 16.04 and I'm facing a very annoying problem. Beside the clock we have that little gear icon, among the options you have the TURN OFF / POWER oFF. Which usually opens a modal with 2 ...
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how to fix this apt problem on ubuntu 18.04 LTS?

system update error message: the package system is broken Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of problems. Furthermore run the following ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Firefox and software OS updates stopped working

Was working fine, suddenly Firefox and software center OS updates stopped working I have googled and tried all answers I can find listed in Ask Ubuntu. The questions I have researched indicate a ...
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How to boost boot time and application with a SSD?

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 in my HDD. The Windows boot loader is in SSD, and the mount point of /boot is also in SSD. But the root directory "/" is mounted at HDD. For a few days, I feel like ...
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Python-related errors when running apt update after adding and removing Bodhi repository

Error when running update: thufir@bot:~$ sudo apt update Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease [83.2 kB] Hit:2 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease Get:3 ...
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What is the difference between ~/.local/share/fonts vs /usr/local/share/fonts?

So I've read this and now my question is that what is the difference between placing the fonts in ~/.local/share/fonts vs /usr/local/share/fonts? The answer in the link above says that /usr/local/...
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Stuck on grub rescue after windows update attempted

I had a dual boot system with ubuntu and win10 but tonight windows attempted an update which has messed it up and left me in grub rescue. I am complete novice in Linux and I cant boot from usb ...
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Shutdown Ubuntu by script

I need some way to override shutting down of Ubutnu, because it freezes on shutdown. It's kernel problem (I tried very different distros). System passes "reached target shutdown" and little after it ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installation…hardware problem

I am using using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (with updates). The processor is 1.60 GHz x 2. Ram 2GB+1GB= 3GB. Hard Disk 1 TB. OS type is 32-bit only. I have installation problem with Ubuntu 18.04. I ...
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Processor for Ubuntu 18.04LTS [closed]

The processor of my Desktop Computer is not suitable for 18.04 LTS. What should be the configuration of the processor that is compatible for more than 10-15 years...(I mean, a future version 22.04LTS)....