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Cannot set SATA operation to AHCI
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After the recent BIOS update I'm not able to start Ubuntu. I found the solution to this problem here: Gave up waiting for root device on Ubuntu

Apparently after the update the SATA operation changed from AHCI to RAID on. I tried to switch back to AHCI, but every time I exit the BIOS it resets this option to RAID on.

I thought that maybe motherboard battery is too old, but other option are saved correctly  ...

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Ahsan Ahmad avatar
SGX disabled by BIOS in Ubuntu
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I am facing the issue that SGX is disabled by BIOS. I am using lenovo ideapad and there is no option for enabling SGX from the BIOS. I even updated the BIOS but the option is still not there. There are some other errors along with the SGX error.Error Message

I tried using nosgx as kernel parameter. It resolved the SGX error message but other errors are still showing.Error Message after using nos ...

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Mr. Tayyab avatar
Files not opening in ubuntu 22.10
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My Files are not opening in ubuntu and also not upgrading, whenever I restart the nautilus (that is default file manager in ubuntu) it gives me error below. I got help to chatGpt but it's not resolving my issue.

** Message: 14:05:00.689: Connecting to org.freedesktop.Tracker3.Miner.Files

(org.gnome.Nautilus:85352): GLib-GIO-ERROR **: 14:05:00.866: Settings schema 'org.gnome.nautilus.preferences' does ...
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Gabriele Troscia avatar
Quick preview of folders for fast inspection
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i have to inspect something like 500+ folders after a fsck recover. Is there a tool or a cli shortcut to quick preview the content of a folder and, if the files are from a certain type (pdf and mp3 in my case) mark the folder and move it to somewhere else? In windogs, folder views can be customized to show a "hint" of what you can find inside (it's blank when the folder is empty).

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Kalwin avatar
installation ubuntu subiquity wo snaps and wo firefox ? with ubuntu-desktop
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For the last 4 days, our Ubuntu installations via subiquity have been interrupted due to a package that absolutely wants to go online: This package: ubuntu-desktop (ubuntu-desktop-minimal)

The installations are done in subiquity mode with an internal repository, and the Ubuntu machines do not have access to the internet.

It's impossible to install, and if I don't have this package, the installation  ...

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New problem with rendering in Chrome, Vivaldi and Opera ... video driver issue?
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I'm using Ubuntu 22.04.2 on a machine with NVIDIA Corporation GA106M [GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile / Max-Q] (rev a1). This morning, as usual, I ran the Ubuntu Software Updater, which installed some changes. I didn't look very carefully at what: my bad, I did see it updated Thunderbird but that's fine.

Now I find that Chrome, Vivaldi and Opera are hopelessly failing to render pretty much any page and  ...

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Damien Stewart avatar
Cannot get sudo to work consistently without terminal in non interactive script
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I have a shell script I wrote that needs sudo access only when needed. It uses Zenity for a GUI and runs without a termninal. The script was working fine but I had one issue with it. It uses Zenity to ask for user password and stores it in a variable. I didn't like how the password was stored as plain text in a variable so wanted to rewrite it to be more secure. Note that the password isn't stored insid ...

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How to check, if HDD is in sleep mode?
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I run a server with Ubuntu 18.04, that has HDDs connected via USB ports and I want to check, whether the HDDs are put into sleep mode. How can this be done on Ubuntu 18.04? Ideally via Terminal, since it's a headless server.

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John John Pichler avatar
Command can't open my file even though the user has permissions to
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I tried so many different things. Look:

eu@ubuntu-n:/mnt/hgfs/eupa$ ls -la docker-compose.yml 
-rwxrwxrwx 1 eu eu 325 Jul 11 07:05 docker-compose.yml
eu@ubuntu-n:/mnt/hgfs/eupa$ docker compose up
open /mnt/hgfs/eupa/docker-compose.yml: permission denied

This /mnt/hgfs is being mounted by the command: sudo vmhgfs-fuse .host:/ /mnt/hgfs -o subtype=vmhgfs-fuse,allow_other,uid=1000,gid=1000,auto_unmount

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Kubuntu X11 focus follows mouse Firefox doesn't play nicely
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I started using Unix (Solaris) in the mid '90s and, as a researcher, I found the focus follows mouse without bringing the window I was typing in fantastic for making notes while reading papers.

in the latest iteration 23.04 I've found Firefox will not come forward even when I click on the window edges.

any thoughts? for the time being I'm using Chrome which works fine.
I haven't found any other weird be ...

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Eyal avatar
How to bypass grub user authorization in GNU GRUB
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I have a linux machine and I updated the kernel which I shouldnt have done and now the machine won't boot up, I am trying to boot up with a previous kernel from GRUB but the system required me username and password to edit,run anything. Is there any way to bypass that? Thank you!

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Ubuntu hangs randomly and screen flickering abnormally
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For the last two months, I have been facing constant issues with Ubuntu 22.04, now it frustrates me and forces me to migrate to another operating system.

My screen is flickering randomly, the machine hangs randomly. I don't know what happened with it.

It happens to me in almost any activity such as I am playing a video in VLC or the default media player or coding in VSCode or opening multiple browse ...

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Pokhee Saharia avatar
How do I know if my display glitching badly after an Ubuntu 22.04 system update is a device problem or an Ubuntu problem?
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I got a new Lenovo ThinkPad laptop 3 months ago on DOS version. I installed Ubuntu 22.04 as soon as I got it and it had been working smoothly since then. Today, I got a notification for a system update from the Ubuntu software update app. I clicked Install now and the prompt asked me to restart the device to install the new software. Since then, the device boots upto the login page, which appears black  ...

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Lanko 789 avatar
Permission to use for files and directories for web server
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What permission should I use for files such as .php and directories?

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Samir Brahmachari avatar
Unable to Install epson L3210 printer in 22.04 ubuntu
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Instalation is stopped after a message : Unable to install epson-inkjet-printer-202101w: E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run ‘dpkg –configure-a’ to correct the problem

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Ubuntu20.04.6LTS second monitor(external monitor) not detected with nvidia driver installed
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my computer is HP Zbook G9, i have diabled the secure boot, and the graphics in bios is hybrid graphics(not UMA graphics)

i tried nvidia-driver-525/470/535, the nvidia-smi all show detailed info, but they all cannot detect second monitor when i print "xrandr", not the driver i installed is nvidia-driver-470

at first i add the nouveau into blacklist, did this cause this problem? or other reason, ...

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Ubuntu Studio 23.04 - Autologin doesn't work
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Using the default login manager / greeter (sddm) which seems to support both X11 and Wayland. However i have to type my password at each startup, despite trying every way i can think of to get my session to start automatically on boot. Makes no difference which desktop/WM i last used: KDE (default), icewm etc.

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dolt avatar
Ubuntu Studio 23.04 (uses KDE/Plasma) - clock in panel "stuck" after waking up from hibernation, other panel glitches
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Have been using Ubuntu Studio 23.04 beta for a couple of months now, really like it. There are a few bugs with it however.

  • One of them is that the clock in the panel (by default on top of the screen in Ubuntu Studio) stays "stuck" at the time of hibernation and keeps displaying this time until the process is killed (logout, reboot, kill/replace widget).

  • Also, there are sometimes other glitches with t ...

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yuhao luo avatar
Unknown Error:' '("The cache has no Package named "firefox:amd64')
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today morning when i log in my vm(ubuntu 22.04),i found myself Can't connect to the Internet,and it gives me an error notification:

Unknown Error:' <class 'KeyError'> '("The cache has no Package named "firefox:amd64')
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Electronic Engineer avatar
Ubuntu Ver. 20.04, cannot start fullscreen on mode single application Desktop Entry
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I want to run an application with mode single application on startup Linux Ubuntu 20.04 without desktop, but the application can't open fullscreen, how to solve this problem?

Added in /usr/share/xsessions/ubuntu.desktop file: Exec=/usr/bin/firefox --fullscreen or Exec=/usr/bin/firefox --start-maximized, but not work.

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samgee avatar
How can I add/change shared GPU memory for my 3070 in Ubuntu 22.04?
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I have used Linux a bit for research through the years but this is my first time messing with GPU things on my Ubuntu machine so a lot of this is new (I set up dual boot after recent frustrations with Windows).

On Windows 10, by default my system allots 24GB of RAM to shared GPU memory, allowing for a total of 32GB of memory that the GPU can use. It seems that on Ubuntu this is not the case, and  ...

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Carlos Garcia avatar
Steam Update - Windows Games become unstartable
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So I am having this issue where everytime Steam updates, the games that are for Windows only that I could play before are no longer playebale. Cloud says the are up-to-date and the "Play" Button is green. But when I try to launch it, a small cloud icon with an exclamation mark appears right by the Game's name in the left sidebar of the library. Which takes me uninstalling steam, which takes ages, and th ...

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Mamoona avatar
On ubuntu while using JavaScript, what command should I enter to delete my files having a common name in them? You can also use wildcards to help me
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For example, I have four files with the names as "one-beta.txt" , "one-alpha.txt" , "two-beta.txt" , "three-gamma.txt". Now I am supposed to delete my files with the name "beta" in them.

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JohnMatta avatar
Boot failure in 22.04.2 after an update - can't get to login screen (just a black screen)
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I have a problem with my Ubuntu 22.04.2 booting. It doesn't anymore, after a recent update. A few weeks ago (end of June), it was doing an automatic update, then told me that I had to reboot to finish the update. Which I did. It failed the update, never getting to the login screen. There were a lot of lines of notices scrolling up the screen, but when it stopped, I noticed some errors in GRUB. I did a l ...

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jmary avatar
Dell Precision 5570 codename
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Can someone with Dell Precision 5570 show here the /etc/apt/* coming on a Dell Precision with Ubuntu factory installed.

I'd like to know what specific repos I need to enable from

Dell doesn't document that, and one has access to the original iso, only if he knows the right service tag.

So I don´t ask for any service tag, I just need to know what are the repos I ha ...

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ahmedbhs avatar
Error processing package python3-pip
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After an sudo apt full-upgrade or apt install -f I got the following error:

   loo# sudo apt full-upgrade
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    Calculating upgrade... Done
    0 to upgrade, 0 to newly install, 0 to remove and 0 not to upgrade.
    4 not fully installed or removed.
    Need to get 0 B/384 kB of archives.
    A ...
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Jeffb avatar
Install onedrive on 22.4
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Has anyone successfully installed one drive on 22.4?

Any assistance would be appreciated

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Matt avatar
Netplan support for configuring an interface's VLAN inside bridge
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I have a linux bridge set up with some VMs/containers, as well as one or more physical interfaces. The goal is for container interfaces to run on different VLANs, with the uplink connections (managed by netplan) also on the associated VLANs. The netplan setup looks roughly something like this:

version: 2  
        interfaces: [eno3, eno4]
            mode: 802. ...
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MexTaco avatar
Google Chrome isn't properly working
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Since I did some updates from Software Updater, Chrome isn't working. I can open it but all the web pages that I go in to, doesn't load completely, though the little black wheel is not indicating that is still working. I've already tried to update Chrome, reinstall, delete and install it again but is still the same. Thanks in advance for your help. There's an image of Youtube's main page and that's how  ...

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davidjsullivan8 avatar
wine-platfom-runtime-core20-won't update
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I was served this update to complete. It won't run with an error "cannot perform the following task::
...nothing more. I installed Wine a long time ago with the intention of installing Virtual DJ for Windows on Ubuntu, but I haven't used it. I uninstalled the app and purged the files at the CLI. I'm still getting the update request and here are some further details: "error: cannot perform the fo ...

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