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vpn is disabled when connecting through gnome-ppp

I am connecting my reliance modem through 'gnome-ppp'.As it connected to internet successfully, i could not connect to my saved VPN. The VPN(all saved connections) connection is disabled. Please help ...
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Setting up OpenSSH to use rhosts?

I rent a couple of VPSs running latest Ubuntu, both with OpenSSH. I'd like to try password-less login using .rhosts/.shosts. I know this is not recommended, and that it's better to use public-key ...
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Getting 403 forbidden error in sudo apt-get update

I want to upgrade version 13.10 to 14.04. This is output that I get: W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/saucy-security/universe/binary-i386/Packages 403 Forbidden W: ...
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Why won't my change to the sshd_config file persist? [duplicate]

I am writing a script to modify settings on my Ubuntu server. I have the following line in it: sudo sed 's/PasswordAuthentication yes/PasswordAuthentication no/' /etc/ssh/sshd_config The problem ...
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How to determine what event is disabling Sticky Keys?

I have an ongoing problem with Kubuntu 14.10, when using the computer I find that Sticky Keys is suddenly disabled. I reenable the feature, but in after some time (measured as three minutes to days) ...
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What is the default password on ubuntu for users created with useradd?

In order to install a service on Ubuntu 14.04 like "openemm" I have created a user name and group: sudo sudo useradd openemm -m -G openemm -d /home/openemm Now I want to login with that username ...
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Installing Infiniband on Ubuntu 12.04 (still need to downgrade kernel )?

We plan to install HPC cluster on Ubuntu 12.04 ( and this version cannot be changed for various reasons ). I've read this manual: http://techs.enovance.com/6285/a-quick-tour-of-infiniband And now I'm ...
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Is it safe to manually perform 'apt-get update' 's operation?

I am trying to keep one my Ubuntu systems up-to-date. The intended target is Not Connected to the internet. Am trying to get all the needed info from another machine with internet access. After a bit ...
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Different 'time's called in similar environments in bash

I was told that people using bash will have to differentiate between the shell-builtin time and /usr/bin/time ( time(1) ). I had to time a program and also had to find ways to automate input, using ...
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Keyboard glitch Ubuntu 15.04

Have been cleaning my laptop keyboard and now on a single button press multiple symbols are inputed. For example r => 65RGFVT + turns on CapsLock o => 9ol.p ... Has anyone else experienced ...
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Failed to disable shorcut on ubuntu14.04 and debian8

I used: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-applications "[]" gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings close "[]" to disable Alt+Tab and to disable Alt+F4 respectively. In ...
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Is Ubuntu Gnome lighter than original Ubuntu flavor? [on hold]

I'm trying to install linux dual boot on my mac. I'm am looking for something light, and I noticed the original Ubuntu flavor has a lot of add-ons. So my question is, is Ubuntu Gnome lighter?
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Can't show the content of /sdcard of my Android phone from sftp in Ubuntu's Nautilus or FileZilla

I set up a ssh server on Android using SSH Server by Ice Code App. Settings of ssh server: http://i.stack.imgur.com/ZlbzJ.jpg http://i.stack.imgur.com/b1X4i.jpg ...
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Ethernet Connection not working on Ubuntu 14.04 (with Windows 10 dual boot)

I've dual booted Windows 10 (first) with Ubuntu 14.04. The ethernet works fine when logged into Windows, but when I log into Ubuntu, The Connection Icon (right on the top tray) shows the wireless ...
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Encrypted boot drops to shell, how to set LVM crypttab consistently? 'ALERT! {logical volume path} does not exist'

I used Luks to encrypt my whole hard drive, and created that sda drive as a physical volume. Under that volume, I create a volume group vg00 with my 3 logical volumes lv00_root, lv01_home, and ...
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Suspending fails when a USB mouse is connected

When I try to suspend my Ubuntu 14.04 (with KDE environment) using sudo pm-suspend it fails unless I disconnect USB devices, e.g. USB mice and flash drives. Is there a way to solve this problem? ...
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Optimize/Replace 'find' command

I am looking to optimize this find command. We have to move a bunch (sometimes almost a million) files to a directory for further processing. We are looking for a way to increase the speed of this ...
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Is there a file search engine with a webserver?

I connected a huge USB HD to my linux server. I installed samba and the files can now be accessed over network. I can search for files over network but the samba search is slow. Do you know of any ...
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Having trouble with devices and USB ports

I have been trying to play Xwing vs Tie fighter on Linux Ubuntu Mate in virtualbox with my playstation 3 controller. After a few attempts It worked but I rebooted and it stopped working. If I load ...
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Auditing configuration

I'm trying to set up filesystem auditing using auditd on Ubuntu 12.04.5. I have a filesystem being exported, call it /exports/data, that I need audited. I have the following rule in place: ...
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Google calendar in the terminal

I'm looking to use the terminal more and more, and I'd like to find a terminal calendar app that can sync with Google calendar. I'm running ubuntu 14.04
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errors when I undid new partitioning scheme back to old one

I am running ubuntu 15.04, I installed a 32gb ssd, and I tried some partitioning based on this partitioning scheme, when I first did this I made the mistake of doing this in the ubuntu version I was ...
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how to read a nand?

There is a NAND Flash drive embedded into the motherboard I am using. Linux by default does not read NAND Flash, how can I modify my system to allow me to read the NAND flash drive like any other ...
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why does rsync log-file not contain updates to regular files when dry-run?

In dry-run-mode, the log file does not contain changed/ updated regular files, and no deletions at all. It only contains changed and created directories. Yet, when executed without dry-run, the log ...
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How do I fix my ubuntu [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 15.04, I installed a 32GB SSD, and I tried some partitioning based on this partitioning scheme Partition Size Type Mount Point /dev/sda1 512M ext4 /boot ...
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Why does my Elementary OS show an ubuntu logo?

what happened to the elementary os logo? why has it changed to an ubuntu
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Linux command line: How to move all files except those with a certain extension? [duplicate]

I have a folder with a bunch of files and .sh scripts. I want to move all of the files except the scripts to another folder. I am not looking for a bash command just a regular command which I can type ...
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SSH to docker container is not working

I'm running a Discourse forum software container in an Ubuntu Server, I was able to login to container using the command. sudo docker exec -it app bash And then I've setup password for the root ...
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Repairing Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu

So I recently installed Ubuntu onto my laptop and everything was working fine except for one thing I noticed that my games were running brutally slow, so I asked my friend for advice and he suggested ...
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Make /etc/nginx writable, so I can edit it from the network

I'm running Win10 with Ubuntu Server 14.04 on a VM. I shared my website folder (/var/www) with samba (I ran chown -R www-data:www-data) and it's writable. I edit the files with Sublime (on Win10) and ...
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QEMU guest agent problems - hosts and guests in different versions

We have multiple hosts with multiple KVMs each. Some hosts run with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and newer ones with 14.04 LTS. The guests also have different versions like 12.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS. I want to ...
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Problem installing package for python

I'm trying to install a python package called libsbml. The instructions on the website tell me to use the following commands and that this should be enough to install the package: sudo sh -c "echo ...
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service launched at boot, after all other?

Config : Linux Mint 17,2 (Ubuntu based, Debian based). I launch a home-made service at boot. Added with update-rc.d homemadeserviceName defaults I need to be sure homemadeserviceName runs after ...
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Command output not shown

I am working in Bash to execute a command dep I need to use. The command is globally available and generally works anywhere. Only in the directory where I really need to use it, it doesn't return any ...
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Internet connection only through VPN after forced shut down

When on campus, I can only access the internet via the university's VPN. The connection is established by the Cisco Annyconnect Client (version 4.1). I also set the proxy in the browser. All according ...
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Spamassassin training problem with amavisd

I wrote a Outlook add-on that uses the Tell command to train spamassassin. The user selects the messages and clicks a Spam or Ham button. It works great. I have got everything to work but I cannot get ...
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How to add package on this live distro?

I am working on hand made linux from this article /not sure from which distro it has been made, my best guess is ArchLinux/. I have Ubuntu 14 x64 where I am preparing this live distro using make. ...
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How to execute source command from sh file

I have file called install.sh and within this file I write something to $HOME/.bashrc file and after that I must call source command. In terminal I can type source $HOME/.bashrc but I can't do this in ...
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mass_dns: warning: Unable to determine any DNS servers. Reverse DNS is disabled

I'm using UBUNTU 14.04 as virtual machine on windows using VMWARE , after logging i installed nmap but after trying to run nmap -sP 10.42.0.0 i get the following message mass_dns: warning: ...
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BTRFS RAID6 array is broken, how do I fix it?

I have a server running a btrfs raid 6 array which seems to have broken. When try to mount it I get the following error message. I don't know how or why it broke maybe a power outage or something (it ...
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How to make boot output verbose?

I use to enjoy watching my red hat then debian then ubuntu machine boot, the boot process was not hidden from my view, now it is, in most of all distros, now, I know I can somehow connect a terminal ...
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How to resolve black screen issue with Xnest/XDMCP

My environment consist of a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS VM. This is acting as the Xnest server on socket :2 and port 6002 (as seen by netstat). I'm running the Xnest as client on a Fedora 20 VM. The Ubuntu ...
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Enabling X11 forwarding permanently

I have a PHP program and in order to run a batch file, I have typed: $> xhost + $> ssh username@hostname -X $> ssh username@hostname -Y And, it works fine. But, my problem is that when I ...
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Where's my space? [duplicate]

So df is telling me that I'm using 49/59G, so I set out to find my space. $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/vda1 59G 49G 7.9G 86% / none 4.0K 0 ...
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Login/logout loop on Ubuntu 14.04

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 inside VMware workstation 11.1. I testing changing the color depth and now I am hitting a login/logout loop. When the login screen comes up I select my account, type in the ...
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Nginx not loading css/js/images in https - Blocked loading mixed active content

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with Nginx 1.8.0. While opening the web pages in https the pages appear to be broken as the css/js/images don't load. Error: 'Blocked loading mixed active content' This ...
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What are the advantage of using tcsh? [duplicate]

I'm a newbie to Linux. I have found tcsh has some advantages over bash. What are the significant advantages using tcsh over bash? For C Programmers is there any specific advantages that bash cannot ...
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How to configure Mutt for gmail securely

I've setup mutt on Ubuntu to work with my gmail. It works if I change the setting in gmail "Allow less secure apps" to ON but I'd rather connect securely. I have OpenSSL installed. When I do mutt -v I ...
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Best practice for django app deploy location?

I would like to hear from other developers where they deploy their django (python web-app) app code on the filesystem (own server)- not django itself, but the project custom app code. I'm on Ubuntu ...
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Is Wubi still supported?

I'm a Windows user who is dipping their toes into the Linux pool. I heard Ubuntu is a good distro for newbies, and I was interested in Wubi.exe because I could try Ubuntu without committing. ...