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How to fix Applications / System Menus are empty in ubuntu

If you see your Applications / System Menus are empty in ubuntu run the following commands from your terminal (Applications menu -> Accessories -> Terminal)
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Synaptic Package Manager Beginners Guide For Ubuntu Users

Synaptic is a graphical user interface (GUI) for managing software packages on Debian-based distributions. If you are using Debian or Ubuntu you will easily find Synaptic in the System Tools menu or in the Administration menu.This tutorial will explain how to install,remove and upgrade packages using Synaptic in ubuntu.

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How to read Ext3/Ext4 linux partition from windows 7

The ext3 or third extended filesystem is a journaled file system that is commonly used by the Linux kernel. It is the default file system for many popular Linux distributions.This tutorial will explain how to read Ext3/Ext4 linux partition from windows 7.

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Sound Card Not Detected?

I have my computer dual booted with windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04. At first, Ubuntu didn't seem to want to use my sound card but I later noticed that it did work with headphones. I later found out that updating my ALSA driver would fix this problem. However, the next day, all of my sound wouldn't work at all. The driver isn't even showing up in the Sounds settings or the GNOME ALSA Mixer. Could someone help me fix this? I have a Compaq Presario CQ62-210US and it has a Realtek HD Audio card (forgot which model number since I no longer can see it on my computer).

Ubuntu Netbook Edition Review

I got a very good conditioned asus eeepc 701 and the first distro of choice after chatting on freenode channel #eeepc was ubuntu netbook edition or une for short (10.04 Lucid). I took the advice and installed away via the instructions from the webpage but there was a glitch.. I ended up having to mount the usb and having to rename the file isolinux.cfg inside of the isolinux directory to syslinux.cfg as well as renaming the folder isolinux to syslinux.

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Syncing your BlackBerry on Ubuntu

Barry is an Open Source application that will provide synchronization, backup, restore and program management for BlackBerry ™ devices. Barry is primarily developed on Linux, but is intended as a cross platform library and application set, targeting Linux, BSD, 32/64bit, and big/little endian systems.

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Steadyflow - New download manager for ubuntu and installation instructions included

Steadyflow is new download manager with the following features

* A basic GNOME download manager, supporting all URL protocols known by GIO/GVFS. This includes, among others, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP and SMB.

* Pausing, resuming, and restarting downloads upon application restart.

* An application indicator, or a notification area icon for platforms without Ayatana libraries.

* An instant search/filter box.

* Ability to add downloads via the command line and D-Bus, for browser extension writers.

* Notification bubbles upon starting and finishing downloads (can be disabled).

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How to install Adobe flash 10.2 (Preview) in Ubuntu 10.10 (maverick) Using PPA

Finally adobe released adobe flash preview version for 64-bit systems you can install this in ubuntu 10.10 using PPA

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install driver for Lexmark printer

I downloaded the unbuntu driver for my x7675 Lexmark printer but can't install because it ask for root password.

Install VLMC in ubuntu 10.04 using PPA

VideoLAN Movie Creator is a non-linear editing software for video creation based on libVLC and running on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X!.It is a free software distributed under the terms of the GPL v2.

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Installing fonts in Ubuntu

Ubuntu comes with a few fonts, but the list is not really all that exhaustive. Certainly anyone doing any sort of creative work will eventually need to install additional fonts. There are thousands of free fonts available, although you might be mistaken that they are for Windows and MacOS only. This is not the case - installing fonts in Ubuntu is actually quite easy.

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Howto install gimp 2.6.10 in ubuntu 10.04(Lucid)

GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software suitable for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, a image format converter, etc.

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Need to restore computer to factory condition

I was trying to run an update on my computer & got caught in a loop. I couldn't even log off. I had to turn it off with the buttons. Now I can't even get to the log in screen. I had this problem once before & someone told me how to get to a screen where I had the option to restore it to factory condition. Can anyone tell me how to do this? I don't know alot about computers ... obviously.

MirrorBrain - Download Redirector and generates Metalinks, Torrents and crypto-hashes

MirrorBrain is an open source framework to run a content delivery network using mirror servers. It solves a challenge that many popular open source projects face - a flood of download requests, often magnitudes more than a single site could practically handle.

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How to fix fglrx error after upgrading to 2.6.35 kernel in Ubuntu lucid

This tutorial will explain How to fix fglrx error after upgrading to 2.6.35 kernel in Ubuntu lucid

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