Latest Ubuntu related questions

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Victoria Samotracia avatar
I can't even try the live USB (AMD/ATI)
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I tried from the live USB Ubuntu LTS and Lubuntu 20.04.2 LTS (both desktop, downloaded from their official sites). Ubuntu live USB: I can't see anything at all, only stripes. Lubuntu works fine live with safe graphics mode on but after installing the screen looks with stripes too. Is there a way to add the driver to the live Ubuntu or Lubuntu USB stick from a windows machine? I'm a tota ...

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Thomas B avatar
GDM 3 - How to deactivate session choice?
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When I enter my password in GDM 3, I can choose the session I want (Gnome, KDE, and whatever is installed).

I have set a default session and I would like my users not to be able to use another one than the default.

Please advise.

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Sayan Dey avatar
Wifi Speed drops miserably
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Device: Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series Ubuntu: 20.04 LTS (64-bit)

Since today in my Ubuntu Laptop, WiFi internet speed drops to minimum. And on reconnecting, connection restores normalcy but only to go down again after a few minutes.

I don't think it is a WiFi problem, because speed is consistent in other devices (Windows and Android).

Results for:

lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net; iwconfig

00.0 Network controll ...
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srihari krishna avatar
Cannot see Ubuntu partition in Windows disk mangement
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There are no partitions for ubuntu

Even though my system has Ubuntu installed, the disk management does not show ubuntu in them. I dont know any other way to uninstall ubuntu. Please help

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Siva avatar
Ubuntu 20.04: Stuck at partial upgrade
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I have upgraded the Ubuntu from the version 18 to 20.04. After upgrading I have tried to update the software's but it was asking me to do a partial update so I have started it but its almost 8 hours still its loading/running.

I tried to quit it but its telling I should not do it. Please suggest.

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Fred Gardinier avatar
How do I fix "Malformed entry 49 in list file /etc/apt/sources.list (Component)"
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I have read several previous posts. But am unable to see what is wrong with my line 49 in the sources list. My line 49 reads "deb artner"

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Jay Sinha avatar
bluetooth earphones don't auto conect
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I have few bluetooth audio devices, all of them expect one automatically connects. I have added the device's address as trusted device but it doesn't connect. I have to connect it manually every time.

However I noticed that when I turn on the device my laptop detects the device and tries to connect. Actually it does connect but then disconnects the very next second. This cycle repeats twice.

I get t ...

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dan avatar
Do snap files get larger?
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I noticed with disc analyzer that my disk free space is gone down from 974 GB to 971 GB over time on system updates and my snaps folder went from 1 GB to 3 GB.

Do system snaps get larger as system updates get newer?

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Why doesn’t this key remapping work in several GNOME applications?
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I’d like to remap ] to Delete. I’ve tried setting this in an XKB layout:

key <AD12> { [ Delete ] };

This works in Firefox, GNOME Terminal, and LibreOffice. However, nothing happens when I press ] in Files, Calculator, and gedit. What’s going on?

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ilikeapples1234 avatar
Trackpad non-functional on x360 hp pavilion laptop
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I am using an x360 hp pavilion laptop, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, kernel version (from uname -r) is 5.8.0-55-generic.

sudo dmidecode | grep -A3 '^System Information'

System Information
    Manufacturer: HP
    Product Name: HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 14m-dw1xxx

The touchpad is completely unresponsive, however, the keyboard works just fine. I have ran sudo apt install xserver-xorg-input-all

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bill-lancaster avatar
scanning multiple pages with scanimage
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I wish to scan multiple pages with my HP ENVY scanner, it does not have a page feeder. I don't mind where the files are created or what name and type they are, I'll convert them to a single pdf file after scanning. Have tried:-

scanimage --batch  --batch-prompt  --resolution 150

And various other permutations but get scanimage: sane_start: Invalid argument all the time.

Any advice would be welcome

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Ubuntu 20.04 freezes when I connect external monitor through USB-C
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When I connect an external monitor through USB-C my system freezes completely and the fans start spinning full speed and I can't do anything. It was working before but now all of the sudden it has stopped working. I used to be able to connect 2 extra external monitors (through HDMI and USB-C)

P.S. When I connect the monitor and then turn on the computer then it hangs at the splash loading screen.

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John Balak avatar
vsftpd LAN and WAN access configuration
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I'm using Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS baremetal, with the latest version of vsftpd. I have a very small FTP server at home, but I'm facing the following issue:

If I set the local IP on pasv_address (pasv_address=, I can connect locally, but not externally. If I set my external IP on pasv_address, I can't connect locally.

Is there any way to be able to use the FTP server, both LAN and WAN? ...

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Network UNCLAIMED - what is correct driver?
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is installed on Acer Nitro 5 15-55. Network UNCLAIMED. Search for eth0 etc finds nothing.

Network controller is Intel. Lshw also reports an Ethernet controller from Realtek.

Can you please guide me to best CURRENT resource to find drivers for this?

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Maxime Laroche avatar
Access removable media with snaps
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My second SSD is mounted at "/home/maxime/Data/" to facilitate remote access. Also, since there is not a lot a space in my system SSD, I moved the /tmp folder to "/home/maxime/Data/.tmp" My problem is that now many applications simply do not launch because they don't have access to the external SSD. I tried the sudo snap connect commands, :

maxime@maxime:~$ sudo snap connect google-chrome-stable:r ...
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Alberto da Silva avatar
How can I install drivers for Realtek RTL8811AU?
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How to install drivers for Realtek RTL8811AU? Ubuntu 21.04, kernel version - 5.11.0-16.17? Tried multiple versions from github but the problem has not been solved.

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ShubhankarKG avatar
RTL8727DE Driver not getting installed
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I have a HP Laptop, which used to run the rtl8727de driver smoothly. After an upgrade a few days back, my WiFi disconnects automatically. After this, it cannot search for any nearby routers.

Today, after multiple restarts, my WiFi driver seems to have lost. The WiFi adapter is showing as unavailable, and I am not at all able to use WiFi.

I tried sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade, and I s ...

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IamKAKE avatar
Will any of my files be deleted while updating to 20.04
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I use UBUNTU 18.04.5 and I wanna update my system to 20.04 through the command sudo do-release-upgrade. Would I lose any of my personal files on the computer?

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Multiple websites on nginx on one IP address
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I checked out the Multiple websites on nginx, one IP but I have a small different situation.

I want to host three websites (one for thelounge and other two is ASP.NET Core web app which listens on different ports (5002, respectively 5003)) on same server (same IP address) but on different subdomains.

So, I bought domain from namecheap and I configured domain for the lounge like in picture:

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I follo ...

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Walter  avatar
Ubuntu randomly reboots on new computer without logging any relevant events; how can I find out what's going on?
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I'm having an issue with a new computer; it randomly reboots. Not a crash...just, Like someone pulled the plug.

No logs are recording any events, they just...stop. Is there a way to force Ubuntu to record what's happening here? Or does anyone know if Intel motherboards have some sort of logging system?

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Md Ashraful Islam avatar
Laptop Volume Up key is decreasing key sets volume back to 100% from overamplified value
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I used Windows for a long and yesterday I switched to Linux, Ubuntu 20.04. Sound is much lower here than Windows. But if I go to Settings -> Sound -> Output volume to max (more than 100%) it plays as loud as that was on Windows. But the problem is when I press volume up button it changes back to 100%. (May be volume up button detection software considers 100% as max). How can I fix this and make vo ...

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fmath avatar
Ubuntu 20.04 media sharing / rygel stops and starts randomly but less than 3h ervery time
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I've been having an issue with Media Sharing in Ubuntu 20.04 running on a old laptop Asus n550j (and also happens with 18.04). Rygel just stops working at random while serving music through an DLNA app (upplay in this case).

Here is the output from /var/log/syslog:

Jun 12 00:35:28 N550j systemd[7279]: Starting Rygel DLNA/UPnP server...
Jun 12 00:35:28 N550j rygel[182608]: Rygel v0.38.3 starting?
Jun 1 ...
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Error trying to install WINE on ubuntu 20.04
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I get this error after adding the repository to install wine any suggestions?

E: Failed to fetch 403 Forbidden

E: The repository ' focal InRelease' is not signed.

N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default. N: See a ...

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Mongodb shuts down everytime showing exit status 1
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thanks for being here, to be fair I do have a solution, but its a temporary one. Its repetitive and kinda annoying doing it everytime you switch on your pc. So if someone has a more permanent solution to this, please upload it here.

The error looks like this:

`MongoDB shell version v4.4.6
 connecting to: mongodb:// 
 Error: couldn't  ...
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Vin avatar
How to screen cast with anycast dongle from Ubuntu
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I have an anycast dongle and Ubuntu laptop. I want to screencast my screen. How to achieve this?

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Baishu avatar
Chrome's share to device feature broken when sending multiples items on Ubuntu 18.04 and 20.04 (works on 16.04)
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I am using Chrome's share to device feature to send a web page from Android chrome to chrome on Ubuntu.

When I send a single item, it works fine.

When I send multiple items to Ubuntu 16.04, it works fine (items pile up in the notifications bar).

However, when I send multiple items to 18.04 or 20.04, only 1 item is received and the others are lost.

Anyone else experiencing this ?

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Ammar Abo-Alsrour avatar
Ryzen™ 7 4700U drivers for ubuntu 20.04
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I have Lenovo yoga slim 7 and I couldn't install driver Ryzen 7 4700U with Renoir graphic card drivers for ubuntu 20.04. I have the last kernal version 5.10.0-051000-generic.

I contact AMD support and they said its not supported for ubuntu. Anyone have susses at install the driver? and how?

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Owen avatar
Is there a proper solution to "Keyboard and Mouse not working after boot" problem?
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I recently replaced a smashed screen on a HP Spectre x360 G2, running Ubuntu 20.04LTS. However, after booting up again I had lost the use of the laptop's touchpad and keyboard (NB. devices still functioned in the BIOS, but lost function after GRUB). There are many similar questions floated here1, here2, here3, here4, here5, here6, and here7. I have followed all these prompts - most suggest (re)install ...

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A.H Revel avatar
Is there any way to download Google Colab and run it on Ubunu completely offline?
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Is there any way to download Google Colab and run it on a local machine completely offline?

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