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Ubuntu 20.04 Wifi disapears after kernel update

I have a recurrent issue with Ubuntu 20.04, which works fine otherwise. Every now and then, general updating triggers a kernel update. After rebooting, and not before, my Wifi disappears and I cannot ...
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Troubleshooting Wirelss Realtek 802.11AC USB Ubuntu 20.04

This is a wireless device that until about a week ago, worked quite well. I installed an rmm monitor for Italian, and something in that script appears to have killed my wireless. I know it was that ...
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initramfs shows up when I use Ubuntu Studio 20.04

I have a strange problem: Ubuntu Studio is on another hard drive. I don't use it every day, but when I open Ubuntu Studio 20.04, an error with initramfs shows up. I tried to use a live CD and used the ...
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How to troubleshoot wifi

Note: This is an attempt to create a canonical question that covers all instances of "not-working Wifi" issues. If you are experiencing a not-working Wifi, but none of the following answers ...
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My Ubuntu USB Boot Drive Prompts nothing on startup?

Hello Ubuntu Community. I'm trying to set up a USB Live Boot from my Windows 10 machine, but I'm not having any success. I've used Rufus dozens of times with varying configurations, ran block scans, ...
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Why does my mouse's USB dongle prevents the WIFI card from being recognized

I recently bought a Bluetooth mouse, and stumbled up upon a really annoying problem. After using the mouse for a few hours, I rebooted my ubuntu (uname -r gives 5.11.0-37-generic) and my Wifi Card ...
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How to troubleshoot a trackpad/touchpad?

Note: This is an attempt to create a canonical question that covers all instances of "not-working trackpad" issues. If you are experiencing a not-working touchpad, but none of the following ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 unable to establish Ethernet or WiFi connection

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on dual boot with Windows 7 on separate HDD. I went through several threads regarding connection problems but I didn't understand them much as I have never used Linux ...
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Limiting the perfomance of a graphics card to prevent an error [closed]

I have a pc with some problem either with the graphic card or with it's interface. When i use the pc at max resolution it doesn't work or get stuck. But when i reduce the resolution somewhat it works....
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Ubuntu install hangs on third menu

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 15 onto another desktop of mine. I currently have it installed on three other computers. The problem that I am having is that during the installation set up the ...
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Ubuntu - Install Alongside Windows 7

I've got Windows 7 installed on my machine with the drive split in 3 partitions, the 2 that windows makes and 1 for backup. The drive has roughly 400gb unallocated space. When attempting to install ...
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How can I troubleshoot `apt-get update` giving Hash Sum mismatch

When I run apt-get update I get in the end Fetched 22.4 MB in 4s (4,659 kB/s) W: Failed to fetch http://192.168.1.11/ubuntu/dists/utopic/main/binary-amd64/Packages Hash Sum ...
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USB 2.0 port not working

And that goes for every of mine External HDDs, USB 3.0 ports are working fine. When I connect mouse receiver in it (2.0), it's working fine. lsusb output when connected to usb 2.0: Bus 002 Device ...
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apt-get detects no package [duplicate]

I have a problem which is probably linked to the internet problems. I have an ubuntu 14.04 LTS as a partition on MBP, and I have very recently got the Wi-Fi driver working. However, it is very slow. ...
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unable to format sony usb 8gb drive

when i inserted the drive the files are appearing like this but when i rightclicked on that path it is showing create folder and create file options.but when i tried to create it it is giving an ...
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Bluetooth stopped working suddenly

I am not able to see bluetooth symbol on the panel. I checked with Unity Tweak Tool and there is a tick mark for bluetooth. Further, I ran the command sudo service bluetooth status and it gave ...
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Can't install steam on ubuntu, i'm on a chromebook

I installed Ubuntu on my chromebook with sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -r trusty -t kde I thought that all was good in the world, but when I install steam from their website, run it through the ...
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How to fix blank screen with mouse pointer on Ubuntu install reboot?

I am trying to re-purpose my Dell Inspiron 8600 with Ubuntu 14.04 to be used as a low scale HTPC. Here is what I have done so far. I have created a live USB for installation. I had to force pae ...
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Sanddisk drive write protected

My sanddisk usb write protected i tried ashokkrishna@ashokkrishna-Lenovo-B560:~$ sudo mount -o rw /dev/sdc1 /mnt mount: block device /dev/sdc1 is write-protected, mounting read-only # sudo mkfs -t ...
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Minetest crashes when checking the "public server list" box

I think this has something to do with libjsoncpp. There is a patch, a .diff file but I don't know how to use it. Please help, it worked fine when I installed Ubuntu with wubi.exe. Please help, I don't ...
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Cannot make a screenshot using Print-key on Gnome 3.10

I use Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME shell 3.10.4. Pressing the [Print]-key will cause the screen to shortly turn dark - as it seems to be custom on Ubuntu for capturing a screen. But afterwards there is no ...
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14.04 microphone noice buzzing sounds

My Microphone started acting up badly this morning has a loud buzz, it has got to be software it was working fine last night installed updates and shutdown last night and boom here we are, oh and i ...
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General tips/ strategies for troubleshooting driver issues?

Before I ask a question about each of the multiple driver issues I am having, what are some things I can do to either attempt to fix the issues myself or to at least provide helpful information in my ...
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I have 4 bad sectors on my hard disk, should I be worried?

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Here are some screenshots that depict the condition of my hard drive. It shows that my hard drive has 4 bad sectors. Is this something to worry about? Is there any way to solve ...
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Automatically being logged out in Lubuntu (openbox)

I get automatically logged-out every now and then of my PC. I use Lubuntu 14.04, which has openbox, LXDE. I didn't installed neither openbox nor LXDE by myself. It happens when I turn-off the wifi, ...
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When can I suspend do-release-upgrade? What's the risk? [duplicate]

I had to suspend a running do-release-upgrade, after it was already going on an hour or so. Doing Ctrl+z was easy, the program did stop. Understanding what that means, technically, seems to be ...
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Recent Update Issue [duplicate]

I updated my Ubuntu 12.04 server yesterday with the latest updates and now when Ubuntu starts it is in a really strange state. A purple screen comes up but there are no Unity icons and I can't really ...
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Advice for troubleshooting a (url) preseed file?

I'm working on my first preseed file, and to avoid having to re-burn a DVD every time I make a change, I'm hosting it on a webserver and loading it with preseed/url=... To load the preseed, I'm ...
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Very bad FPS on DOTA 2 with Ubuntu 13.10 using HD7770

I am having very bad FPS on DOTA 2 native. I am using: Ubuntu 13.10 for X64 bit systems AMD FX-6300 CPU 8GB DDR3 - 1600MHZ Radeon 7770 GHZ Edition with 14.1 Beta Drivers What I have tried up so far:...
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How to detect error in cron jobs

The reasons why a cron job may fail is really very large. Most common reasons may be, Syntax error Using executable without proper path Using a shell variable which is not defined in cron environment ...
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Unable to installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Windows 8.1

Here is a duplicate of the thread, but I need an answer so I decided to open up another question. So, here is my problem, I want to install ubuntu alongside windows 8.1. I boot up the ubuntu live ...
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BURG - Cant Boot computer because of BURG (PLEASE HELP!!) [closed]

So I am very new to this, I installed Zorin 7 on my Laptop and it works amazing, however after installing BURG and GRUB I get this weird message and I CANNOT BOOT MY COMPUTER WITHOUT A SPECIAL DISK (...
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PPPOE : How to Set fixed calling number

I'm facing issue with PPPOE connection, Error logs : Dec 29 15:50:20 rahul-home pppd[4141]: PPP session is 1769 Dec 29 15:50:20 rahul-home pppd[4141]: Connected to 00:27:0e:14:d1:04 via interface ...
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dwm does not show any windows after login

Ubuntu 12.04, DWM 6.0 When I login to my Ubuntu box, only DWM toolbar is shown on the top of the screen. Everything else is filled with the Ubuntu login screen remains, inactive. I guess this ...
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I cannot install from CD or USB

Since the Ubuntu iso file is too big for a CD I put it on a DVD but it does not get recognized on boot up. Is this because it is a DVD so I need to get a high capacity CD. I figured no sweat I will ...
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Minecraft running slow

Guys i had installed ubuntu 13.10 and minecraft was running normal 30 fps. one day i had black screen problems so i reinstall my linux (format) and minecraft was running on 12 to 14 fps. i have ...
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How to upgrade ubuntu step by step [duplicate]

I try to upgrade my Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.04 (or upper why not). I read in release notes that I should first upgrade to 12.10 before 13.04. But when I use the update-manager -d command, the program ...
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Installation was stuck after the partitioning screens have gone by, now no OS or any partitions on my hard drive

I'm in a sticky situation. Here's the scenario: I have been trying to install Ubuntu mini 13.04 on my Dell Latitude D810 laptop, but I get stuck after the partitioning screens have gone by. Now here's ...
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How to identify the process that's sending error messages to terminal?

The following error message occasionally appears in my terminal: Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory ... which is pretty ...
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Nagios showing "NOT FOUND" error

I have installed nagios package in my Ubuntu system. After opening the configuration page localhost/nagios3 i have succesfully logged in. After that when i select any option from the left side menu it ...
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Can't connect to networks, wireless or etho, after installing Ubuntu 12.10 on vostro 1500

I am a very inexperienced Linux user and don't really know what I'm doing. I recently updated to Ubuntu 12.10 with a live disk on my vostro 1500 laptop. The network was not connected when I updated to ...
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What system tool is reporting this error and how to diagnose?

In the last week, every time I turn my Ubuntu (12.04) machine on, and sporadically throughout operation (about every 1hr that I'm actively using it), I get the following popup from the system: When I ...
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When I use the Universal USB trouble

When I use the universal usb installer, and it's extracting the files. I get about 200 errors. I have reinstalled ubuntu twice. It still gives me problems. I try using it anyways to boot to my ...
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How can I type the "at" @ symbol on a Spanish keyboard?

I just finished installing Ubuntu on my AMD Athlon, but I cannot type the "at" sign. I'm from Peru and my Keyboard is Spanish. I have tried using Alt+64, Ctrl+Alt+2, Ctrl+Alt+Q, but nothing happens. ...
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Ubuntu all screwy after dist-upgrade. How do I revert the damage? [closed]

After last night's kernel upgrade I'm getting the following symptoms: After restarting computer several times. One of my screens (always the same one) is split down the middle. Not always in the ...
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Repairing grub 2 with Ubuntu live cd

I installed Windows 7 on a separate hard drive and I have Debian on another hard drive. After installing Windows 7 my grub doesn't appear so I used an Ubuntu Live CD to use boot-repair to fix my grub2 ...
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struct kernel_stat has no member named cpustat

I am trying to get my dlink dwa 130 wireless usb stick working on my new install of Linux 12.10. From reading online (I know very little about Linux, I use red hat at work occasionally) it seemed I ...
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Troubleshooting Firefox and VLC Mozilla plugin [closed]

I may be reaching here, but I figured this form would be worth a shot. I'm working with our new HP "ThinPro" thin clients based on Ubuntu 10.04, but a very stripped down version of it. Its running ...
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I cannot login to my ubuntu admin!!!! HELP!

I used lightdm to hide the users at the login prompt of ubuntu and it hid my account. The only one visible is "other" and it doesn't even have a known password. So, I have accessed the terminal and ...
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FFMPEG compilation errors

First of all i am a newbie to Ubuntu Linux and have been trying to install and compile FFMPEG on an Ubuntu machine... I am trying to compile FFMPEG on an Ubuntu machine, using the following link ...