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making a private mount

I'm testing shared mounts on ubuntu server 14.04, and I'm having some issues regarding mount propagations. #mount -t tmpfs tmpfs /mnt/tmp/ #mkdir /tmp/foo/ #mount -o bind /mnt/tmp/ /tmp/foo/ #mount ...
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logrotate every 2 hours

I'm trying to make httpry logs every 2 hours. I added this to my logrotate.conf file: /var/log/httpry/*.log { rotate 1 weekly create 640 root admin missingok notifempty } I ...
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Problem with touch pad in linux

I have a Lenovo g500 laptop and I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 in it. The problem is that the touchpad in not being dectected. I ran Ubuntu in live mode before installation and the touchpad worked ...
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Failed to change last modified date of the file after do some edit in /var/www

on ubuntu server (14.04) I have a virtual host which is in /var/www and my linux user is group of www-data. But I noticed that, if I change something on a file in /var/www last modified date does not ...
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Unable to restore backup - system says I don't have permission

I was having problems with my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and decided to backup my files to an external USB drive. No problems doing that. I then did a completely new installation of 14.04.2 LTS. When I try ...
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Only loopback Ubuntu on Hyper-V

I'm alreay running an Ubuntu server under Hyper-V on NIC 1 (eth0) and now I want to implement a second one on NIC 4 (eth3). Just like with the first server a virtual switch got created without fixed ...
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Wifi and wifi hotspot at once

I have wifi adapter TP-Link TL-WN722N I want to use it to access internet and to share wifi access point at once. I did it on windows 8: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid="APname" ...
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The repository list source index list can't be downloaded

I have Mint Linux 16 Petra and decided to update the system. I went menu/admin/update manager and opened the manager. Then I clicked on refresh and the manager ran the update list of source links. A ...
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LXC Bridge not working on ubuntu 15.04

I'm trying to get lxc containers running with a bridged network connection so the container get ip addresses like the host does from a dhcp server. I red several tutorials, but I couldn't find one ...
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Can not startx ubuntu virtual image vbox vm

Scenario, a ubuntu server in a vbox with minimal virtual machine mode. I ran: sudo aptitude install --without-recommends xserver-xorg-core sudo aptitude install jwm startx output: -bash: ...
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Ubuntu Server installation and usage in VirtualBox much slower with multiple cores

I wanted a fast 64-bit Ubuntu Server 14.0.4 LTS installation in a VirtualBox 5.0.0 VM on my OS X 10.10.4 host for testing. I left everything default but upped the # of cores to 4, half the cores of my ...
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lpc_ich: Resource conflict(s) found affecting gpio_ich

I use Asterisk 11 in my Ubuntu Server 14.04, but I Have some problems with my Dahdi Driver, with conflits Please see the dmesg (null) [ 11.804460] Adding 2052092k swap on ...
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I get a blank screen

My laptop is displaying a blank screen today, instead of the normal login window. I am using LUbuntu 14.04. I can get into the terminal and login, but how do I start lxde after that and how do I get ...
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EXT4 requiring twice as much storage space - Ubuntu / Beets

I have a question I'm struggling to research an answer for. I have am building a Ubuntu media server at home and decided to carve up my 2TB bulk storage disk into various partitions. I created a ...
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Restarting all the network in Ubuntu after hibernating

When my Ubuntu 14.04 machine awakes from hibernation, sometimes the network is disable and enabling it does not make it work again. Running sudo service network-manager restart alone does not solve ...
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Repositories of Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Debian

This was bugging me for really long time, but I was quite ashamed to ask, as this looks like most basic question about Linux. Linux Mint builds on top of Ubuntu and Ubuntu on top of Debian (I know ...
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Unable to install mysql-server-5.6

My website was running fine on server version 5.5, but now it hangs on the installation of version 5.6. I've tried removing it, purging it, even removing the /etc/mysql folder, then reinstalling it ...
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Cannot Access LAMP Web Server on Ubuntu Server 14.04

UPDATE: So it seems that I can access the website from computers outside of the LAN, it's when I try to pull up from any computer on the same LAN as the server that I get an issue. From what I've read ...
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How can I run a command as root user on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

It seems Ubuntu has disabled the root user account so su doesnt work which is causing me an issue where I have an apache log file that is owned by root $ls -al error.log -rw-r----- 1 root adm 2061050 ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 iPhone issues [on hold]

I have several HP Smart Zero t410 thin clients at my work place. They're a good replacement for a full desktop machine for many of my users. My question comes in because we have a few users who use ...
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Using Incrond Inotify but having issues with user groups/permissions

In the /etc/incron.allow I added both: root USER_1 Then I edited the incrontab so it looks like this: /var/www/laravel/public/js/main.js IN_MODIFY yui-compressor -o ...
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Remove a directory from inside using the command line interface [duplicate]

Imaging the next simple file structure within the /home/user/ directory: /home/user |--dir0 |--dir1 |--file1 My current directory is 'dir1' and I remove the ...
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tgt daemon not working properly

bl_root@bL:~$ service tgt status tgt start/running, process 1544 bl_root@bL:~$ tgtadm --lld iscsi --op show --mode target tgtadm: failed to send ...
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Strange “terminal” appearing

I use ubuntu 12.04 with KDE and had two times a strange terminal or something like this appearing for like 2 seconds and then closing again in the upper right corner. I did not see what it exactly ...
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Why is my WiFi card unclaimed by drivers in UbuntuMATE?

The title says the main issue, my Realtek 802.11n WiFi card isn't being claimed by the drivers from here. I installed led the drivers using the install.sh script given in the decompressed tar.gz. ...
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Uninstall MySQL without removing HHVM on Laravel Forge / Ubuntu 14.04

Since I maintain database and web servers separatly, I wanted to have my Forge's maintained web server without mysql, as it tend to use a lot of memory, even if I don't use it. Trying to run a sudo ...
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Ubuntu / SFTP: Enable Access for User B to a subdirectory of User A's home [on hold]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and OpenSSH 5.9p1 What I want to do: Give user 'Anton' access to a specific directory (home/AnotherUser/test) on the server via SCP or SFTP. He should only be able to access, ...
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User settings for monit? Should it run as root, or it's own user?

I'm trying to install monit on an Ubuntu 12.04 server. I have it set up, and configured (i think), but i'm not sure what user it's supposed to run as. My user on the server is called deploy, and my ...
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Unable to install new kernel in ubuntu server. “gzip: stdout: No space left on device” error even though abundant disk space

I am trying to install a new kernel on Ubuntu Server and I am unable to complete it due to a "gzip: stdout: no space left on device" error. The full error was produced after running sudo make ...
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Bash output command too large, can't read it!

I'm having some troubles on Ubuntu 14.04 initialization, it fails to mount an SSH folder and gives me the option of a manual recovery by pressing M, displaying a command-line logged at root user for ...
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How to rotate log files [closed]

i have made a script to zip my log file but by mistake both file is there in directory original and zipped. so is there any command can be used so that i can remove the original file only in one ...
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Ubuntu's Search photos comes up every time I move the mouse

I'm running ubuntu 15.04 on an intel NUC and every time I move the mouse quickly to the left the "Search Photos" window comes up. It does not matter in which application I'm currently in. If I move ...
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Arrange program windows out of bash script?

I'm writing a shell script to automatically launch my work environment. It would be pretty nice to arrange the program windows automatically (for example vim opens at the left on desktop, and browser ...
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News-Window (Browser or RSS) in Kiosk Mode

We have 242 PCs with Ubuntu 12.04 running something like a kiosk mode using iDesk. The background image contains some info for the user but this is very static. Currently we are searching for a way to ...
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Remove nouveau driver (nvidia) without rebooting

I have a Ubuntu Version here, that is started from USB as a Live version. I do not want to install it on hdd, because it would be too much for only testing a small thing on Ubuntu. So I started ...
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How to run a specific test from OpenSSL test suite?

I want to measure the code coverage of different tests from OpenSSL test suite. I successfully measured the total coverage of the tests with this method: $ make clean $ export CC="gcc ...
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Which distro to switch to (laptop) [closed]

I switched to Linux Ubuntu 14.04 from Windows 8.1 about a month ago because I wanted to get more out of my laptop (Lenovo Flex 2). I have been trying to either solve or ignore some issues that I have ...
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Is there a key binding to switch to “last” workspace in mint 17.2?

Mint 17.2, Cinnamon. I use dconf editor to set up my hot keys to switch between workspaces. Here is the relevant portion of my workspace key bindings: What I want is a key binding that switches ...
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System claims my USB is mounted when I insert it and I cannot (un)mount it. How do I fix this?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 Server (headless). I have a group of USB flashdrives that I need to reformat for use across several devices. I've successfully mounted, formatted, copied files to, and ...
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ispconfig PHP not parsing on apache2 virtual host

I have trouble installing ispconfig 3 on my (L)Ubuntu 15.04. I can fully install ispconfig but I can't reach the website when viewing the virtual host of apache2. I can open ispconfig from ...
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Sending data from rs232 [duplicate]

I'm trying to write a loopback test with pins 2 and 3 connected. I am using Ubuntu OS and java for the code. The library that I'm working with is JSSC. I am able to read and write from the serial ...
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Get a refreshing list of running specific processes

I want to monitor running python processes with VSZ, RSS %MEM, %CPU etc. One of my priorities is a list refreshing every X seconds. I managed to come to the point of obtaining a refreshing list of ...
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ls command lists hidden files

When I run ls command I get files like opencv.sh~ in my output which is not visible if I check the home directory. Basically, it also lists hidden files without supplying any other parameter. How can ...
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Is there a way to change file/folder ownership on a server in Ubuntu/Kali-Linux? [migrated]

I accidentally changed file ownership of a folder in Windows 7 and now nobody can edit, copy, view, move it, etc. Not even the administrator account account can change it back. I tried icacls and ...
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Old Xen Installation Unable to be Formatted

I recently tried to format a disk that had an old Ubuntu 14.04 partition and a Xen Swap Disk partition. I am currently running the Ubuntu Live CD and trying to access my partitions on the drive for ...
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Incorrect iperf configuration?

I have a laptop (with Ubuntu) and a router (with OpenWrt). When I check the version for both, the laptop says I have version 2.05 for multithreads and the router says I have 2.05 for pthreads. Both ...
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mdadm RAID10 - change broken disk

Tonight my server stopped answering to ssh, ping, so I drove to the server room. Server did not respond to keyboard (even Ctrl-Alt-Del), there was no data on screen (it was black, no symbols on it), ...
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Disabling wlan0 adapter

Question: What is the terminal command behind right clicking on the wireless icon (Ubuntu 15.04) and then unchecking "Enable Wi-Fi" the box? Why am I asking it? macchanger just work for me when I ...
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Mouse Pointer Blinks and Sometimes Disappears

I am using Ubuntu 14.04LTS with dual Monitor. I am unable to figure out the problem occurring with the mouse pointer. The mouse pointer blinks and at times it disappears. Any help is appreciated ...
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Why won't MOTD display output from a Python script it calls outside of /etc/update-motd.d/ unless it's in this directory?

The Situation We're running a headless Ubuntu 14.10 Server to fulfill various needs and tests. I was experimenting with changing the MOTD for SSH sessions via /etc/update-motd.d/ so as to display ...