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Mouse disappeared after reinstalling Ubuntu 13.10 from CD-Rom

The problem is in the title. Here is the details of how it appeared Previous 13.10 fully working Had my mother board changed by DELL tech. Tech also reinstalled original Windows 7 which crashed ...
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ubuntu image for multiple computers

I need to set up several computers to be exactly the same: install ubuntu apt-get some software create specific users tweak those users' settings and defaults create some global environment ...
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Dual boot system. Will I impact one system if I reinstall the other? [duplicate]

My computer is dual boot system, it's on two partitions. Windows 7 is installed on the C drive and Ubuntu-12.10 is installed on the D drive. Ubuntu was installed using wubi. I need to reinstall ...
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MySQL completely uninstalled and reinstall but database still exists on Ubuntu 12.04

I need to completely remove MySQL all databases and installation and reinstall, because root is broken. I followed this instructions: sudo apt-get remove --purge mysql-server mysql-client ...
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How can I (re)install Ubuntu from within Ubuntu?

How can I (re)install Ubuntu from within Ubuntu? I am running Ubuntu 12.04, and I have a Ubuntu 13.04 on a USB drive. I want to format my hard drive and install Ubuntu 13.04. I don't have a CD, and ...
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Will this Windows 8 installation work?

I've currently got a Windows XP / Ubuntu 10.04 dual boot, and both OSes are a mess. I want to take advantage of Microsoft's Windows 8 upgrade offer, and make an installer USB stick. After making the ...
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Advice on updating a lab computer for new user [closed]

I have had a research lab computer for the past 2 years and now I am graduating. I installed Ubuntu 11 on it, and then started acquiring lots of stuff that I needed, such as GPU related stuff, my ...
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Reinstallation of Ubuntu

When I tried to re install Ubuntu 11.10, I wanted to erase the existing Ubuntu using gparted editor/ something else icon in Ubuntu. I found it was not detecting any existing partition. Then when I ...
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How do I remove Windows 7 from a dual-boot install with Ubuntu

So I've been running Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 for a year or so. Is there a way to remove Windows 7 from my system without having to reinstall Ubuntu from scratch so I can use all the disk space? ...
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Ubuntu - cannot uninstall/reinstall apps properly

Uninstalling apps is a nightmare. For instance, I use 'sudo apt-get install nginx' and then when I go into Software Center, and uninstall it... it still keeps all the configs and some folders and I'm ...
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Downgrade from ubuntu 11.04 to 10.04 LTS

I'd like to return from ubuntu 11.04 64-bit to 10.04 LTS 64-bit and as I S -ed TFW I've found only reinstal option which I'd tried before. My problem is that I'm using dual-boot with Win Vista ...
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What's the Best Practice reinstalling windows 7 on a dual boot with ubuntu 11.04

I've posted a question here that I have a 32bits windows 7 on a dual boot machine with ubuntu 10.04 upgraded to 11.04. From the responses I had from the questions, I decided to reinstall the windows 7 ...
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subversion reinstall (source, Makefile, etc)

I installed subversion from source. I forgot the --with-ssl option when running ./configure. Now, I reconfigured and reinstalled, but the binary doesn't seem to change. How do I uninstall and ...
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Recommended partitions to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I have a system with Windows XP. My hard disk has 189 GB NTFS. I want to change the operative system to windows 7, but I want to add Ubuntu as well. As the change might take several days (because I ...
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Where did my rsync'd files go? Could they have been redirected by a hacked machine?

Today a colleague was told to reformat their Ubuntu 10.04 drive since someone had hacked the root user password. So, I attached my backup drive and did sudo rsync -routi /home/user /media/backup/ ...
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Ubuntu Grub problem

I have/(had) Windows XP on one partition of my hdd. On the second partition I installed Ubuntu 9.10 yesterday. After reboot of Windows XP, I get the error "GRUB LOADING.". Now I know that you can ...
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I some how lost my vim in ubuntu

After messing stuff up trying to install/uninstall some plugins I hosed up vim completey. Running ubuntu server (no gui) how can I get back vim to the way it was originally installed with ubuntu ...
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How can I force Ubuntu 9.10 to reinstall itself without losing my information?

The title says it all... I'm having lots of issues after upgrading 9.04 to 9.10 - I want to reinstall without losing my files and I gave away my Ubuntu Disc and I can't make another one right now... ...