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Make a live USB of your installed ubuntu

I wonder that whether there is a way of making my own installed ubuntu a live USB. The reason in fact is that I want to make my ubuntu to be used by anybody. After this guy used my ubuntu I do not ...
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HOWTO: disable touchpad with key sequence

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10, and would like to know how to enable/disable "tapping" mouse clicks. When I have my mouse plugged in, this feature is pain in the *ss, but when mouse isn't here, I really need ...
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How can I deactivate the gnome desktop of my ubuntu server?

I'm running a home server on my old laptop (atom cpu). I installed ubuntu 12.04 server edition, but I also installed ubuntu-desktop. So, when I turn it on, ubuntu desktop is shown. I sometimes use ...
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USB storage devices are unmounted when I close the lid of the laptop

I'm running an ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. And, I'm going to use it as a home server. I have 3 TiB-hard disk connected through a usb port. This disk is necessary. But, every time I close the lid of ...
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How can I show the current year in Ubuntu's Clock-indicator/applet?

For a long time, I've wanted to make Ubuntu 12.04's clock show the current year; I like it to show up in my screen-shots. However, there is no gui configuration for doing this: ...
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Processor remains underclocked even under load

My Core 2 Duo T7200 (nominal frequency 2 GHz) is constantly running at 1000 MHz. Here's an exerpt from /proc/cpuinfo: vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : 6 model : 15 model ...
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ubuntu suspend works, but then immediately starts

Having a strange problem after upgrading from Ubuntu 11.04 to 12.04. Previously I could suspend just fine, the computer will switch itself off. Pressing the ON button will switch it on and it will ...
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How to perform a nested mount when using chroot?

Note that this question is prompted by the circumstances detailed by me (as Xl1NntniNH7F) in ...
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Installing ZSNES 1.42 on Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 [closed]

Has anyone successfully got ZSNES 1.42 to work on Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 I successfully installed ZSNES 1.42 from the deb package in archive.ubuntu.com but when I start it up I get these error messages: ...
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How can I install Thunderbird 2 on a Ubuntu 10.04?

I want to install Thunderbird 2 on my laptop, which now has Ubuntu 10.04 on it. I'd prefer to use the Ubuntu package system if that's possible, but with all the tools included in Ubuntu, only ...
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Are there any good logo creation applications available for Ubuntu?

Are there any good logo creation applications available for Ubuntu? Something other than Gimp.
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Installing ubuntu 12.04, installs but does not boot after it asks me to remove the CD

I'm Trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer. It had an old copy of Windows 7 on it I tried to reformat the hard drive for a fresh install of Ubuntu but I think I messed up the partitions in some ...
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Avoid spinup of secondary harddrive upon resume from suspend

I've just installed an extra handdrive. I intend to store movies etc on it, so it will be seldom used. When I suspend or resume the harddrive spins up, even if the drive is unmounted. Is there a way ...
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How do you disable an upstart service in ubuntu 10.10?

In 10.10 upstart is being used instead of sysvinit. It's possible to remove annoying upstart services which you do not want by removing the appropriate file in /etc/init/blah.conf However, this ...
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dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/python2.6-minimal_2.6.6-5ubuntu1_i386.deb (--unpack)

I had an issue (Question 199582) which was resolved. Unfortunately I am stuck at this point now. Running root@X100e:/var/cache/apt/archives# apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done ...
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Change hostname and prompt in OS X terminal

On a Mac the hostname and prompt is: workstation:~ thomas$ On Ubuntu Linux it would be: thomas@workstation:~$ How can I make the OS X prompt look like the Ubuntu one?
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which ubuntu version would be stable for my notebook?

I have sony vaio laptop with intel i5 2nd generation processor. I am bit confused with ... what ubuntu I should install on my laptop. Currently ubuntu 12.04 is latest ubuntu, but I have heard from ...
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Mac does not recognize wide screen

I am using Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 on my Mac mini, with Samsung monitor with default resolution 1360 x 768. My Mac mini is connected to Samsung VGA port by Apple mini port to VGA adapter. When ...
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GPG on Ubuntu not responding

I'm trying for the first time to use gpg to encrypt a file with a symmetric key, but gpg doesn't seem to respond when I use the -c switch. gpg -v -c filename .. just doesn't seem to do anything, nor ...
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After installing Ubuntu how do I get rid of unity and go back to gnome?

After I have installed the newest Ubuntu LTS release (12.04) I am greeted with an unfamiliar and difficult to use desktop environment. I believe it is called unity. However I have used gnome for a ...
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Ubuntu & Fedora sharing with Samba

How can I share files between a desktop PC( with Ubuntu) and a notebook(with Fedora) in the same network using samba? I tried to configure samba to both of them, but nothing? On Fedora I configured ...
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Full Ubuntu Install on USB

I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 in a 16GB Verbatim USB flash drive so I can boot my computer from the usb and have a full ubuntu running (I also need an encrypted home folder). I just want to run ...
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How do I unmaximize a window with xdotool or similar by command line?

With xdotool or wmctrl I can move or modify window attributes but if it is maximized none of the commands work. How do I "unmaximize" the window?
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access virtual server on WLAN

I'm hosting a Virtual Server that I'd like to be able to access over my WLAN at home. Currently, I can access the virtual server from the host machine running it. But how could another computer access ...
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linux root unable to create directory

server = Ubuntu 11.04 login as a root, able to create directory, copy file previously few weeks ago, but now try to create directory but failed mkdir abc mkdir: cannot create directory `abc': ...
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Help installing postgres in ubuntu

I'm trying to install postgresql in the latest ubunutu, and I'm following these instructions. When I sudo -u postgres psql postgres I get this error: could not change directory to "/home/james" I'd ...
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“Address already in use” when trying to start XMPP server

I've been trying to start a pre-compiled executable that launches an XMPP service but to no avail. This is the project where the executable was from http://sourceforge.net/projects/androidpn/. My ...
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In Ubuntu 12.04, how do you tell saslauthd to use getpwent instead of PAM?

I have a fresh install, upgrading from ancient Ubuntu 8.x, and I just can't figure out where this setting is supposed to be in Ubuntu 12.04. Please help! Thanks
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Why does Xubuntu's 'hdparm' command not return a faster result for my SSD (Crucial m4)?

Here is my output: sda is an m4 Crucial SSD sdb is a 7200rpm hard disk Should I not be expecting fast performance from the SSD? Is is using TRIM and noatime. Both drives are formatted as ext4. ...
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Error while installing geany

I have recently downloaded geany 0.19.1. Installation Guide. Autotools based build system The Autotools based build system is very mature and has been well tested. To use it, you just need the Make ...
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How to enable hibernation in ubuntu 12.04?

In Linux Ubuntu 12.04, hibernation has been disabled by default in policykit. How can I enable this back?
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Can't restart bind9 in ubuntu 12.04

When i want to configure mail server in my ubuntu, i have to restart bind9 after make a Domain Name Server (DNS), but it failed. it says rndc: connect failed: 127.0.0.1#953: connection refused ...
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All My Chromium Web Browser extensions are gone

I am running Ubuntu (Lucid) and had a problem booting up the OS after a recent set of updates. I took the "easy route" and held down the shift key during boot up and chose one of the previous kernels. ...
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Getting started with LINUX? And also getting UBUNTU 12.04 installation error

I want to ask you guys, what is the best way I can get my hands on LINUX as a beginner? What version of LINUX should I start with? LINUX Installation Help Required I also had problems installing ...
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Ubuntu: Is there a GUI for reading my mail (sent by running processes like crontab)?

I have hundreds of mail sent by crontab. It is extremely tedious to go through them one by one on the command line and read/delete them. Is there a GUI that allows me to do that (so I can block ...
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“Packages can't be authenticated” during apt-get install on Ubuntu 9.04

I am trying to download gcc using apt-get install on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty, but when apt-get is trying to download the file I receive an error: WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated! ...
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Why the Utilities button of Virtual Machine Settings/Hardware/Hard Disk(IDE) is disabled?

I am using a Ubuntu 11.04 virtual image with VMware Player 4.0.2 build-591240. I found that the folder that holds the VMware image goes to 8GB and want to shrink the size by using the utilities tool ...
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X-ming, Ubuntu apps - getting the Ubuntu style/theme to load

I am running X-ming on Windows 7 and using putty to ssh into an Ubuntu system. On the Ubuntu system I use the command: $ gnome-terminal & to display a terminal back on the Windows box. When I ...
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Turn off wireless light

I'm trying to get my wireless light to turn out on my Dreamplug, I've tried using the command sys_cfg_ctl 1 but it still stays on (AP is not visible anymore though). I'm assuming there's another ...
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Can't recover hard drive

My drive got corrupt after a thunderstorm. It used to be 1 partition of 2.5tb but now it shows 2 partitions. It's weird because 300gig free space is about how much it had before corrupting, but it was ...
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Recover .frm files using Foremost, etc on Ubuntu?

I accidentally deleted my database without taking a backup. I tried Foremost, but it can only recover about 20 file types. I want to recover .frm, .myd, and .myi. What are some other ways to recover ...
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What is causing a tiled screen during installation of 12.04 on Emachines EL1200-01e?

I'm getting a tiled screen while installing Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit (and now 64 bit) on my EMachines EL1200-01e. No idea what could be causing this. EMachines EL1200-01e Processor Type AMD Athlon 64 ...
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Ubuntu fails to start after system update (displays BusyBox notice on command line)

I am running Ubuntu 10.x on one of my boxes. Yesterday the SPM popped up during a session, with the choice to install the latest updates. I agreed (like I have done many times before). This time, ...
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java updating problems with ubuntu 11.04

How do I update the latest version of java to my ubuntu 11.04 having difficulties need instructions on how and what to do to get downloaded to my ubuntu 11.04?
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Cronjob as root?

I'm having a bit of a problem with cronjobs for backups. I've set up the following in sudo crontab -e (not under personal account): 0 1 * * * /backups/dobackup /backups/dobackup contains this: ...
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Not getting native resolution of external monitor in Ubuntu

Since there us a defect in my laptop screen, I am using an external Dell 1600x1000 monitor. Windows was recognizing the native resolution correctly. But when I installed Ubuntu 10.10, I get only up to ...
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Installing ArchLinux into Ubuntu 12.04 root

Is it possible to install 2 linux distros into 1 root, so they share same uuid and guid, configs and packages + same user /home folder ? For example: I have Ubuntu and Windows 7 already in dual boot ...
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mysql 4.1.22 in vagrant ubuntu precise 64

I need a vagrant machine for developing unluckily w/ mysql 4.1.22. Would you recommend any old packages from older ubunuts, or is it better to compile mysql on my own in ubuntu 12.04. Or is the ...
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How does Ubuntu 12.04 link to windows user profile?

I'm playing around with various Linux distros and have so far tested Ubuntu briefly on my desktop dual booting alongside Windows 7. To my pleasant surprise, it detected users on my Windows partition ...
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synaptic support for Ubuntu 9.04

I need to use this old version of ubuntu for something and I've found that I cant reload the synaptic list, instead it says it cant find anything. Does anyone know if it's possible to change the ...