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“Makefile:29: recipe for target 'siplib.o' failed” - SIP installation

I'm trying to install SIP 4.16.5 for Python 3.4 on Ubuntu GNOME 14.10. I type python3 configure.py and I get the following: This is SIP 4.16.5 for Python 3.4.2 on linux. The SIP code generator will ...
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Route everything through VPN except SSH on Port 22

I have a Server and I want to setup a VPN on it to route all traffic. Of course I dont want to block myself out when establishing the OpenVPN connection (already did that..) so I want the Port 22 to ...
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Install an R package on Ubuntu [migrated]

I'm trying to install this package from the Comprehensive R Archive Network, but I cannot see how to do it. What steps are involved in installing an R package?
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AV Linux as main OS. Computer won't accept bootable USB

I am trying to install and run AVLinux through the downloadable .iso image from the website. I created a standard startup disk with the standard creator in 14.10 all went well. ''Startup Disk ...
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Lost Win7 boot after installing UBUNTU Vivid

I have a dual boot system (Win7 for my company) and (UBUNTU 14.10) .. My company is using Encryption for the image of Win7. After Win7 installation i installed UBUNTU 14.10 and i was able to boot ...
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Fn key results in backslashes rather than brightness, etc

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. On 14.04, the Fn key controlled bits and pieces such as mute, brightness, volume, lock touchpad, etc. all worked fine. After the upgrade, they don't. ...
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What port uses my backportpackage or bzr?

I am working in a company what uses Ubuntu Precise on the desktops behind a proxy. The Proxy is available in /etc/environment and set as: http_proxy, https_proxy, ftp_proxy, no proxy and their ...
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How to setup 2 NIC PC with a DHCP server on one NIC and LAN on the other. Ubuntu

So I have a networking setup I need for a project. On one of my NICs I need to have a DHCP server. I've found for ubuntu there exists dhcp3-server for a dhcp server. I've done a bit of research, I ...
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QoS with TC qdiscs: is it possible to have ALL outbound connections have x speed limit per unique IP?

I'm trying to setup QoS in my VPS so that I can have any new outbound connection to a unique IP gets limited x speed. For instance: have 5 public IP's requesting data from my VPS. When the VPS ...
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How can I make the most of my non-server hardware with server software installed? [on hold]

I have a standard computer device running UBUNTU 14.04 server. I'm using it for testing but I'll need to expose my work soon enough. I have other machines laying around here - some strong, some not as ...
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Unable to install anything using apt

I was trying to install an earlier gcc and g++ (4.6.3) for compatibility reasons and now apt seems to be broken. It appears that apt-get install behaves like this for everything, not just dpkg: ...
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Get 'python-keyring' to stop prompting for 'encrypted keyring' password

Situation: I followed these instructions (http://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/KeyringExtension) on setting up the mercurial keyring-extension for mercurial. On a Ubuntu 12.04.4 (precise) machine it ...
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php does not work always returns 500 error [on hold]

I host 3 web site on an vps(ubuntu 14.04). each has a php test script a1.com/test.php a2.com/test.php a3.com/test.php a1.com/test.php a2.com/test.php work well but when I call a3.com/test.php ...
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VNC not installing in ubuntu 12.04.5 LST

I am trying to install VNC server though putty, but it is not getting installed. I have run following command to install sudo apt-get install gnome-core sudo apt-get install vnc4server vncserver ...
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network connection issue with Ubuntu installed on VM player

The Ubuntu was installed on Windows 7 using VmWare Player. However, the internet cannot be accessed from Ubuntu. The Windows host works fine with internet. Examining the "Network and Sharing ...
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How do dim screen, even if artifically, below the minimum?

My laptop (a Toshiba Sattelite) runs far too bright, even in the ambient light from outside in the day, and I need to be able to dim it below its minimum setting. ~#cat ...
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Why is it risky to give sudo vim access to ordinary users?

I'd like to create a new user and give him sudo access. To be specific, I want him to use sudo vim and edit httpd.conf. I wrote this in sudoers: user ALL=(ALL) /usr/bin/vim ...
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ipsec-tools can't encrypt packets after changing destination ip address?

I established a tunnel IPsec connection between two networks like the following scenario IPsec-tools and racoon and it works fine (see image) But in gateway1 I run a simple program that listen to ...
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When login into terminal, display custom text

When I loggin to my linux system through PuTTY, I'm getting this below text.Welcome to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.13.0-32-generic i686) * Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/ System ...
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errors while installing python-pip on ubuntu

When running sudo apt-get install python-pip I got the following error messages, what causes the problem and how to fix it? Thank you very much for any help. Err ...
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apc bio pod driver for ubuntu HELP!

is there any working drivers for a apc bio pod for Ubuntu i have tried fingerprint gui but it hangs after adding the first finger print when it asks for it to be scanned again. i am unable to post to ...
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how do I save atom io files to be executed in terminal

so i am new to atom and i was trying to figure how to run saved atom io files and then run it as an executable program from terminal? Right now i am trying to use the command ./filename.py for ...
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Do programs source .bashrc when run?

I append to my PATH environment variable in my .bashrc file (Ubuntu v12). I also have a service (Atlassian Bamboo) that relies on the modifications to PATH. When I restart the service (which runs as ...
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How can I run a script as sudo and for it to not ask me for a password?

I want to run the following script: #!/bin/bash if grep -qs 'MinecraftServer' /media/kiancross/MinecraftServer/MinecraftServer; then echo "Disk already mounted, server boot will continue" else ...
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stop IP address to land on website home page [closed]

I notices that when i type my VPS IP address in address bar then it display website home page. So it may case duplicate content. Can you please tell me How to stop IP address landing on website home ...
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Lost sound with xmonad

I downloaded this config to set up xmonad. Hit volume up, down, works fine. Hit the volume mute hotkey, sound's gone. All good. Hit the mute key again, sound's still off. Hit volume up, nothing. ...
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Recover /var/lib/dpkg directory in ubuntu 14.04

Today by mistake, i deleted directory /var/lib/dpkg using "rm -rf /var/lib/dpkg/*" from my VPS server. Can you please tell me how i can recover this directory ?
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Curl Command PUT Method

curl -i -X PUT -H 'Content-Length: 1000' http://dfdc:dfdc@xx.xx.xx.xxx:xx/directory/ Above curl doesn't produce any response at Ubuntu shell prompt.
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Can't unlock Ubuntu account (KDE) with correct password [closed]

I am unable to unlock my Ubuntu session with the correct password. I found this solution but it was for Gnome. I need a solution for KDE.
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Easy command line method to determine specific ARM architecture string?

I'm trying to write a script which will determine actions based on the architecture of the machine. I already use uname -m to gather the architecture line, however I do not know how many ARM ...
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BASH: Command not running, special character '�' suddenly appeared (Ubuntu)

When I erroneously type 'ñ' (expecting to type any command) and then remove it and type the correct letter, the output returns the command with a special character attached �, obviously the shell ...
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mate-panel --reset command not found

After some updates, our Ubuntu 14 MATE desktop doesn't have a panel, nor does it load a terminal. After pressing ctrl+alt+f1, and logging into our account, I tried the command: mate-panel --reset ...
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How do I add a specific update to a Ubuntu install stick

I am using a USB to install Ubuntu to a new laptop. It will require a separate package update to configure the wifi afterwards via an ethernet connection. Is there a way to add this package to the USB ...
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Systemd, change order of unit file starts?

I have written a sample test service and it looks as below, [Unit] Description=Test service [Service] Type=dbus BusName=test.sample Restart=on-failure ExecStart=/usr/sbin/testbin -n ...
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TweakTool scaling factor not working

I installed TweakTool on my Ubuntu 14.04 and was playing around with it and since then the settings on LibreCalc are not right. Font is too small. Take a look at the bottom where "Sheet 1", "Sheet 2" ...
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not displaying boot menu

I had both Ubuntu 12.04 and windows 7 on my Hp desktop and it was working properly.Now the problem is when I tried to boot the system it is not going to the boot menu instead it continuously blinks ...
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how to reverse the ip address using shell script [duplicate]

In my script, I am getting output as hostname: host1 and IP:100.1.168.192 Now i want to reverse and show the result. Like this i want the result 192.168.1.100 How to reverse it ? My script will ...
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Installing older versions of python packages with apt-get (specifically wxpython)

I've been beating my head against the wall trying to troubleshoot a graphical program with a WX backend. We've found that wxPython 2.8.10 work fine, and seemingly any newer releases doesn't. Despite ...
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difference between “ip link set” and “disconnect / reconnect” in the GUI?

I've got an Ubuntu 14.04 guest installed in virtualbox. Often when the host machine changes networks or is suspended and restarted, the guest VM loses network connectivity. I can reliably get it ...
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error with Transcoding with ffmpeg activated by inotify

I’m trying to automatically transcode videos, that are begin uploaded constantly to a server. That is why I have came up with the idea of using inotify, by checking every moment for new files on the ...
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how to force upgrade of coreutils on old distribution?

I'm running an oldish kubuntu "precise" I need a more up to date version of basename with the -s option. Can I force this somehow? Seems I need 8.14 looking at a version I see on a newer box.
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How and where should I add a PATH? [duplicate]

I need to add a new directory to my PATH so that SublimeText can find it. I assume this should be added to either .bash_profile, .bashrc, or .profile. Which one should I add it to? .bash_profile ...
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Running a program (command) on terminal after login screen in Ubuntu 14.04

NOTE :- This is not a duplicate question. I have searched about 100 times on this site and several others including Ubuntuforums,askubuntu and stackoverflow. I couldn't get my work done. OBJECTIVE :- ...
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About Back Track question

Hi all I just joined these forums. I have never used a Linux OS before I installed the Ubuntu sever using vmware (version 10.0.0) the installation completed successfully, but my issue is when it ...
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Ubuntu/Mint (trusty) : Wifi keeps shutting down

I Run Mint on my desktop and I'm facing a very annoying problem : wifi keeps shutting down after a few minutes or a few hours and it never comes back automatically. To restore network, I have to ...
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Establish communication between Arduino Mega & Linux Terminal in Ubuntu 14.10

I am failing regularly in establishing syncing between my arduino mega(/dev/ttyACM0) and the terminal. Even I thought of establishing output using GNU Screen utility. The terminal just hangs for ...
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How to bind arduino as a fix block-device — /dev/ttyACM0?

I want to bind my Arduino Mega as /dev/ttyACM0. Sometimes, it turns out to be /dev/ttyACM0 and sometimes as /dev/ttyACM1. I have taken help from this question and this tutorial Someone please help ...
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How to start a custom service

I'm very new to Linux and the solution might be easy so excuse me for that. I'm trying to run an application called EnCase Remote Recovery, which basically takes a remote image of a system. In order ...
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How to apply the OSPF patch to ns2 2.35 on ubuntu 14.04

I have been using ns2 and nam for a long time on my ubuntu. Now I have to apply a patch (OSPF) to it. I have been searching for how to apply a patch in linux (as I'm kind of new in it) and all I got ...
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Run Lua commands in Awesome window manager

I need to have network widget in my Awesome manager. When I placed in very bottom of rc.lua line awful.util.spawn("nm-applet") my Awesome was not starting until I have removed it. What is wrong ...