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stand alone version of ubuntu-desktop?
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I'm running Ubuntu 20.04. For some reason, when I reboot, the machine hangs and I can't get to the login screen. I've learned that this command magically fixes the problem:

sudo apt -y install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop

but it requires network access. Does there exist somewhere a .deb file that I can download, so I can dpkg ubuntu-desktop without network access?

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Unable to start camunda modeler 4.9 on Ubuntu 18.04
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Downloaded Camunda Modeler linux 64-bit from version 4.9 and extracted on Ubuntu 18.04

Unable to start camunda modeler on Ubuntu 18.04

A JavaScript error occurred in the main process
Uncaught Exception:
Error: Failed to load /data/camunda-modeler-4.9.0-linux-x64/resources/app.asar/node_modules/grpc/src/node/extension_binary/electron-v12.0-linux-x64-glibc/grpc_no ...
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yonis lacorte avatar
Ubuntu volume is corrupt but it works on Windows
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I'm trying to install ubuntu in dual boot with Windows 10.

My PC has 1 SSD where Windows is located and another hard disk where I want to create a partition for Ubuntu. It worked one time but during the installation the power went off and now I can't find the disk anymore on Ubuntu. When I try to install Ubuntu, my D Volume (the 1 TB hard disk) doesn't popup. I tried using ntfsfix on it but it says:

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Freddy Daniel avatar
Black screen on login GUI after changing username
ve flag

I have installed Ubuntu 20.04.1 in a virtual machine.

I only have one user and after some days of use I decided to change the user name.

I changed the user name successfully, but after logging in with this new user name and closing the session I'm getting a black screen and I'm unable to log in again.

These are the commands that I used to change the username:

 # login with root: 
 $ sudo su 
 $ us ...
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Eryk avatar
Ubuntu does not receive third button mouse click
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I am using a Lacerto bilingual wireless keyboard plus mouse. It works fine using left, right mouse and the wheel. However the click on the wheel and the click on the middle button do not work.

I tried out xinput test <nr of mouse>, the left and right button plus the scrolling of the wheel are reported. Click on the wheel and on the middle button are not noticed at all.On win platform everything wo ...

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Juan avatar
Skypeforlinux official ppa to Ubuntu doesn't have a valid keyword
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I use Ubuntu-Studio 20.04.2 LTS.

Since a while (2 months, aprox.), I get a "not valid key from Skypeforlinux ppa" message, each time I perform a system update.

Is it some personal mistake?

How can I get the valid keyword to that ppa?

Is it something out of my control? ???

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AmirAli Sam avatar
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 (HSW GT2) 1920x1080 resolution not work
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I have a Intel® Core™ i5-4590 CPU which has an integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4600 (HSW GT2) GPU and I have installed Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS with it.

My monitor resolution is 1920x1080 but Ubuntu just show me 1024x768 and 800x600 resolutions.

So I searched for solution and due to this answer I do as follow:

  1. cvt 1920 1080

  2. sudo xrandr --newmode "1920x1080_60.00" 173.00 1920 2048 2248 2576 1080 108 ...

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Ubuntu LTS black bar across screen along bottom hides active content
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I installed Ubuntu LTS with no issues and everything works fine except for one problem. There is a black bar across that bottom that hides everything behind it. For example, if I put the tool bar along the bottom, I can't see the tool bar, but the tool bar is still active because I can click in the right places and get full functionality.

The reported screen resolution matches my moni ...

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ant avatar
Microphone grabs game audio and "mixes" it with my voice drowning it out. no speakers, using headset
br flag

Using 20.04 and it seems it started to happen recently. I have no speakers so the game sound should not have been picked up via the microphone. But if I use mumble or record while playing the game sound is mixed with my voice. It is also higher volume so it drowns me out.

I'd like the microphone just to pick what I say to it, not what is generated by the system...

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barba avatar
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS complete system freeze when watching YouTube videos
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After about a minute of watching any youtube video on either Chrome or Firefox the computer becomes completely unresponsive, screen is stuck, audio is looping the last second, the computer does not even register headphones being plugged into the 3.5mm jack. This is a problem that seems to have come out of the blue as I have not made any hardware or software changes, the only things the machine was used  ...

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How can I insert an image into the clipboard using a terminal or bash script?
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I'm making a custom script that uses ImageMagick to take screenshots because I deleted the original application and wanted to do a custom one.

#! /bin/sh.
cd magickScreenshots/
ls -v | cat -n | while read n f; do mv -n "$f" "$n.jpg"; done 
import /home/alnexus/magickScreenshots/screenshot.jpg -quality 100 -trim

What that does is, it goes into the magickScreenshots folder, then renames everything to nu ...

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aidan MacIver avatar
Installing candy icon theme on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
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Hi I'm an Ubuntu newbie and i was just trying to figure out how to install the candy icon theme.( I followed this guide( But in the appearances tab of settings there is no way for me to change the icon theme so i installed tweaks but the candy pack does not show up in options for icons.

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Broken inodes on Ubuntu 18.04 due to software bug or degrading hardware?
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Since a week or so I encounter spontaneous errors like system freeze of the desktop or the system only boots into recovery mode and complains about broken inodes. Once my root-partition was even mounted read-only because of these errors. This appears to me that my SDD is degrading though all SMART parameters are fine. The SSD in this Fujitsu laptop is 8 years old so I think it is natural that it reached ...

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ChrA avatar
Rhythmbox Playlist
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Since there is no more Banshee available on Ubuntu installations I am trying to make a feature work that I loved about Banshee. The "Playing all songs by adding a new song picked randomly from all of your collection to the play queue if one song is finished playing or got removed" but not more than e.g. 10, except you put it there intentionally. That gave the opportunity to intervene with the random sele ...

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Cam Link 4K - was working, but now it isn't
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20.04 on a Lenovo X1 carbon, if it matters

I have a Cam Link 4K USB HDMI adapter, the purpose of which is to connect the HDMI output of a camera to a USB input. I have managed to get it working in the past. However, I had to reboot today, and now, though I can get the device to work with cheese, it does not work with any of the meeting applications I use (zoom and ringcentral).

I have a locally-built ...

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Terminal Shell Doesn't Work
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A few days ago my shell in the terminal just wouldn't load. I had to use Visual Studio Code's terminal to do everything. I tried shutting Linux down. I had tried this, nevertheless it didn't work. Thanks in advance. If you need any further information, please tell me.

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Tuna çakır avatar
How can ı download polybar for Ubuntu?
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I'm using "Ubuntu 20.04" I want to download "polybar". How can I do it?

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HyperNight avatar
Can't install kwin-common when trying to install KDE Plasma
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I cannot install kwin-common when trying to install KDE Plasma. I've tried sudo apt update and other Google answers, such as dpkg -a --configure, apt upgrade, but none of them worked.

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Lan avatar
Ubuntu MATE ARM 64 update from 20.10
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How do I update from MATE 20.10 to the updated version on Rasp PI 4?

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Roncalli23 avatar
How to disable annoying folder highlighting at mouseover (hovering)
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Concerning the Ubuntu Gnome Desktop and folder highlighting: when I move my mouse pointer across a folder and then in an application window close to that folder - the folder stays highlighted, although I am no longer over that folder. This annoys me because it does not work right in my opinion, at times the desktop looks quite chaotic and several folders are highlighted.

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Is there a way to either fix this ...

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Caleb Hulbert avatar
Start New Remote X Session In Separate TTY
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In my home setup, I have two computers on the same local network, both run Ubuntu 20.04. I'm hoping to set up a way to access my secondary computer via my primary, by switching to a new TTY, and starting a remote X session. I don't want to share the screen, or access an existing X session. Additionally, the computer I am using to start the remote X session has two monitors, and I would like to take adva ...

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Wesley de Faria Cazelli avatar
Curl (35) trying to install Gitlab Ubuntu server 18.04
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Hi i'm trying to install gitlab on an virtual server Ubuntu 18.04, following these steps from the official website.

But when in the second step curl -v | sudo bash I'm receiving:

    % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent  ...
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GRUB fails to decrypt disk (despite correct password), but succeeds on second (manual) attempt in minimal GRUB prompt
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I was having this issue where (at boot) GRUB prompts me for my disk password, but it always fails (with 'access denied. cryptodisk not found.', though it scrolls by too quickly to see if you don't insert sleeps in the boot config).

As a result, even though I type in the password correctly, I get placed in GRUB's minimal prompt.

However, when trying to unlock the disk manually (using cryptomount (hd0,gpt ...

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External monitor has stopped being detected Ubunbtu 20.04.2
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I am using an Asus-UX560UQK laptop with Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS installed connected by USB to a Targus ACP70EU docking station which in turn has a Lenovo external monitor attached via the DVI port.

This setup recently stopped working in terms of the external monitor is no longer being detected.

I have gone through untold Google searches and tried all sorts of recommendations and nothing has fixed t ...

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oglop avatar
Audio output from applications goes to input (mic) in meeting
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I spent several hours searching, but I cannot find the solution or the right keywords.

When I'm in the meeting (using microphone headset) attendees can hear the audio playing on my computer, eg. YouTube.

Now when the audio plays and I mute the microphone, attendees won't hear YouTube.

I tried several answers here and I could not find any solutions, this is really confusing.

Please let me know what other i ...

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Skiller avatar
How can I keep the dock over other applications?
th flag

Disclaimer: Super new Ubuntu user here!

Is there a setting to enable or a way to keep the dock over an application instead of it appearing under an application or hiding when an application is fully maximized? Have been trying to find a way to do so with either Ubuntu dock and Dash to dock. Open to other dock suggestions.

Dock appearing below firefox

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Ubuntu version 20.04.2 LTS

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itisyeetimetoday avatar
Juju Openstack Install Won't Run on Only One Node
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I'm trying to install Openstack on only one node, and I tried using the openstack-charmer lxd method, but the issue is that they seem to launch 3 times ceph-osd and ceph-mon machines. I modified the script to only launch one of everything(repo here).

However, the when checking juju, the ceph-osd says that it is still looking for 3 ceph-osd peers, and the whole install fails. Any ways to modify the juju ...

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Bashar Al-Abdulhadi avatar
automatic suspend
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I've upgraded a thinkpad W520 to 20.04.2 LTS and for some reason although automatic suspend is switched off under "Suspend & Power Button" yet after several minutes it gets suspended.

This behavior was not there on previous version, this is dconf dump grep output if it can help:

conf dump / | grep -i "suspend\|sleep"
sleep-inactive-ac-type ...
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Configure backintime not to create links
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backintime is a great tool to do backups. However, it creates a lot of links. latest_snapshot is one example. Is there a way to configure it not to create symbolic links? I'm using the mounted Google drive through rclone as my backup target and every time backintime attempts to create a link it pops a message "Function not implemented (38)".

  • backintime v 1.2.1
  • Kubuntu 20.04.2
  • rclone v1.50.2

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