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Double Click Shell Script in Ubuntu 16.04 Nautilus only gives the user option to edit the shell script file

When I follow the steps in [http://askubuntu.com/questions/138908/how-to-execute-a-script-just-by-double-clicking-like-exe-files-in-windows] I used to get a dialog box asking whether I wanted to ...
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Create a background process using execle with Ubuntu 16.04's daemon function

Here is an example of the usage of Ubuntu Linux 16.04 C/C++ daemon() function: #include <unistd.h> #include <stdio.h> int main() { daemon(1, 0); while (89) printf("Lol\n"); } ...
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Centos Samba share folder not accessible from Windows

Recently I changed my File server from Ubuntu to Centos7. Then I found the samba configuration which used to work on Ubuntu no longer works on Centos. When the user access the share folder from ...
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Shell script which runs mono_service.exe as a background task

When I start an Ubuntu Linux 16.04 process with /usr/bin/mono_service.exe AudioRecorder.exe it returns right way. But, when I write a bash shell script with one line: exec /usr/bin/mono_service.exe ...
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Installing Ubntu: [drm:drm_edid_block_valid [drm]] *ERROR* EDID has major version 0, instead of 1

I'm installing Ubuntu on a laptopt via a bootable USB. The installation goes smoothly until it's time to restart and boot into the system, and which point I'm stuck on a terminal screen with the error ...
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True column deletion, not selecting all columns that you want

I know this is a simple question and in many ways has been answered before, however every use i've seen of awk, sed, grep etc have all been selecting and printing the columns you want. In a case where ...
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Print on debian like on Ubuntu/Mint

I have been using Ubuntu & Linux Mint for quite a while. I now switched to debian. I'm very happy with this except for printing. I just can't find any solution besides using CUPS on the web, ...
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How to automatically fetch new name server on VPN connect

I am running ubuntu xenial 16.04 We are using openvpn to connect to a virtual private cloud. That cloud has it's own DNS server (as does our local route - home or office). When I connect to the VPN ...
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Find PCI configuration

In this page, Figure 6.1 shows an example of PCI configuration, with two buses. Using Linux (Ubuntu), is it possible to get the PCI configuration of the actual motherboard? I mean: determine how many ...
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How to fix the autofs procedure used for preserving the USB mount point in between reboots and USB reconnects?

I read the answers in this excellent Unix Stack Exchange article; Automounting USB sticks on Debian and tested it earlier yesterday on an Ubuntu Linux 16.04 instance , Lenovo Thinkstation quad core ...
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Automate CP command [on hold]

cp /tmp/script.js /apps/jboss/jboss-4.2.3.GA/server/js-build/ cp /tmpscript.min.js /apps/jboss/jboss-4.2.3.GA/server/js-build/ cp /tmp/products.json /apps/jboss/jboss-4.2.3.GA/server/json/ ...
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How do I set up a udev rule to mount the SanDisk Cruzer USB upon insertion in order to eliminate an fstab entry?

Suppose I run sudo mount -a after setting /etc/fstab to: /dev/usbhd1 /path/to/mount/point ntfs rw,auto,nofail 0 1 Yesterday, upon asking what steps our architect and I should do next after a ...
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How can we verify the Debian software and the download mirrors which provide it are safe? [on hold]

How can we verify or test if the Debian software and the download mirrors which provide it are secure, safe, and unmodified? Related: How is the authenticity of Debian packages guaranteed?
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'python-software-properties' has no installation candidate while installing torch

I'm pretty new to Linux, I'm using Ubuntu and want to install Torch. I'm following this guide. The first line runs fine: git clone https://github.com/torch/distro.git ~/torch --recursive But fails ...
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Add a second authentication to user log in

trap '' 2 code=`oathtool --base32 --totp "xxxxxxxxxxxx"` echo -n Enter Code: read -s password echo "" if [ "$password" == "$code" ]; then echo "You are allowed in" else exit fi trap ...
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Is it possible to make the device filesystem name , /dev/sd?1 , stay constant everytime we reconnect the SanDisk USB Cruzer drive?

Is it possible to make the device filesystem name , /dev/sdi1 , shown by lsblk -f stay constant everytime we disconnect and reconnect the SanDisk USB Cruzer drive? I am running Ubuntu Linux 16.04 on ...
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I've installed and enabled ufw firewall, and I cannot connect to my vps server [on hold]

I've installed ufw firewall on my vps server, with ssh and web services. But, when enabled, the ssh connection lost, and I could neither connect to the hosted web via web browser. I have no access ...
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an error occurred while mounting /

I have a trouble with virtual Ubuntu image launched on Oracle VM VirtualBox. After last reboot I can't manage to run it, because I'm getting on start message: EXT4-fs (sda1): Couldn't remount RDWR ...
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How to restore lvm partition without config file?

Today I did update my ubuntu server. The device structure is looks like to below 1) sda1 # new os 2) sdb1 # origin /boot partition 3) sdb2 # origin swap partition 4) sdb3 # origin ...
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Check MX on ubuntu not working

I am working on mac and using vagrant with ubuntu When I am running host -t MX gmail.com on my mac I have gmail.com mail is handled by 30 alt3.gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com. gmail.com mail is handled ...
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Suspicious traffic in nethogs on fresh install

Earlier today google said that unusual traffic was emanating from my computer and gave me a captcha. I got curious and installed nethogs. Everything appears normal except for an unknown program ...
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Subprocess returned an errorcode

I'm trying to install TinyOS in virtual box on Ubuntu and am having some issues. The error I am getting is Errors were encountered while processing: ...
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How do Linux kernel modules get enabled in a Linux distro's kernel package?

Although I know how to recompile my kernel to enable a module I want, I'm curious to know how the default Linux kernel modules are chosen in a Linux distribution's kernel package. Taking a comparison ...
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Is it okay to modify Ubuntu Linux 16.04's /etc/fstab after I initialized it?

I modified /etc/fstab after I initialized it on an Ubuntu Linux 16.04 system running on an Lenovo Thinkstation desktop. After it messed up my Ubuntu Linux 16.04 system causing it to go into emergency ...
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Double sided DVD's: Is it possible to have a dual-layer (both sided) DVD that is usable for 9.4GB Distro Installs?

I was looking at installs with all my OSS software, and the 4.7GB limit was reached for install of a particular Linux distro. My question is is it possible to have a Double-sided DVD-RAM (i.e. the ...
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Ubuntu won't lock on lid close, lock keystroke, or settings -> lock on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed via croton to a chromebook

I installed ubuntu via this guide http://lifehacker.com/how-to-install-linux-on-a-chromebook-and-unlock-its-ful-509039343 using the unity option instead of xfce. WHen I close the lid, hit the lock ...
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Tmux shortcut problem

While using Tmux, I tried to maximise the current pane using <prefix> z, and had a bit of a keyboard fail and accidently held down the prefix keys while pressing z, instead of letting go of the ...
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Why does modifying /etc/fstab and starting the autofs service corrupt my home directory? [on hold]

I am running Ubuntu Linux 16.04 on a Lenovo Thinkstation. Yesterday when I modified /etc/fstab and started the autofs service, I lost access to my home directory /home/frank which I valiantly tried to ...
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Uninstall Wordpress

I am still at the beginning and just wondering how to uninstall totally WordPress and then reinstall it. I installed first time from this tutorial.
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i3status alsa mixer

How do I get i3status to display the volume level from alsamixer instead of Pulseaudio? This is my volume configuration right now: volume master { format = "♪: %volume" format_muted ...
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Where are my lost cron jobs?

I am trying to port the code over to a new server hosted somewhere else, and I want to know what cron jobs are running on the old box. Where can I find these? crontab -l SHELL="/bin/bash" 0 0,6 * * ...
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Return owner of process given PID

I'm trying to grab the owner of a process from a list, I have the command pidof nmap to get the then ps -u <PID> | grep USER that I'm currently playing around with, but when I run it, it ends ...
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Eclipse Mars reacts delayed and crashes on Ubuntu 16

I´ve changed from Windows to Ubuntu 16.04 recently and when I'm running Eclipse Mars 2 (4.5.2), it reacts really slow or delayed. When I try to do anything like creating a new project, importing or ...
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how to create an icon button in X11?

I am using x11 library for creating a simple window application in Linux. I want to add an icon button (graphical button) to my app - something similar to this: Are there any instructions on how to ...
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Using chroot to restore Kubuntu 14.04

I have accidentaly purged some system files and now Kubuntu 14.04 won't boot past the start up logo. I read online that I can perform changes on my system through my LiveUSB and the BASH chroot ...
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Console keymapping

I have installed Arch Linux on my Thinkpad W530, and none of the Fn-Fx keys or the volume buttons work. However, they do work before I have booted into Arch at the Grub menu. (I can change the ...
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Practical method to safely use a USB stick on daily basis for Linux

Which practical method exist for safely using a USB stick on a daily basis, for Linux-based systems (e.g. Ubuntu) ? With emphasis over the following: I'm well aware that nothing is 100% secure ...
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Errors building and installing clBLAS on Ubuntu 16.04 (64bit)

I'm tring to build clBLAS from source on Ubuntu 16.04 (64bit). From the cmake configuration output it appear the dependencies have been satisfied. I'm being guided by instructions from here like so; ...
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xcalib not saving brightness settings and other issues

I have certain issues which I'll list below, I hope you can help me: 1.) I have xcalib installed, I use it to manually change my contrast settings (something not possible in ubuntu directly, at least ...
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ssh doesn't let you change your password ,if expired

abc@xyz:~$ ssh root@178.63.93.31 root@178.63.93.31's password: You are required to change your password immediately (root enforced) Welcome to Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.13.0-85-generic x86_64) ...
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How does this work in firewalld? iptables accept all [closed]

On Ubuntu with plain iptables, filter table, INPUT chain: Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT) num target prot opt source destination 1 ACCEPT all -- anywhere anywhere ctstate ...
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How to Find LaTeX generated PDF files?

I need to find LaTeX Generated PDF files because I want to find those files made by me. I think find could possibly work here. OS X El-Capitan I run Ulrich's proposal find BitTorrentSync/ -exec ...
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Share Internet from WebOS tv with ubuntu pc through Ethernet

Is it possible to share WebOS TV's internet connection with ubuntu using Ethernet ? Do I have to do anything for this on my Ubuntu (Gnome) pc? I'll be thankful if you tell me How I can do that? Sorry ...
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Which script is responsible for mounting an HGFS share on an Ubuntu 16.04 guest running on a Windows host in VMWare Workstation 12?

I'm trying to change the permissions of the mount so that the owner of all files/folders in the shared folder residing on the Windows host doesn't default to root. I've found this ...
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Ubuntu 16 stop lightdm and start xinit/xterm

I am working with Ubuntu 16. I have been able to stop the desktop environment using: sudo service lightdm stop Now I would like to start, from another terminal in a console environment, the X ...
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scp and rsync not working when executed within .sh files from “startup programs window”

With Ubuntu Mate 16.04, I have a file my_backup.sh like this: # Log just for trying echo $(date) >> /home/albert/dia_hora # BBDD NOW=$(date --date="yesterday" +"%d") ...
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Increasing a Volume

I used Gparted Live cd to resize a volume group and logical partition when i reboot and try to use lvextend –l +100%FREE /dev/vda5 i get this message : Path required for Logical Volume "–l" ...
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Apt-get error : Writing more data than expected (7643558 > 7643216)

I am getting some weird errors with an ubuntu docker container: "Writing more data than expected (7643558 > 7643216)" Retrying the operations succeeded. I got this several times. I am running the ...
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xkill Used On Desktop

Mouse accidentally clicked on Desktop while active with an xkill terminal command. Which makes it completely without use. Have used nemo command which resets everything as long as terminal remains ...
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How to rename boot options with dual boot

I have Ubuntu and Windows 10 installed side-by-side, and the BIOS tool that's installed on the computer is called "Aptio Setup Utility". How can I rename the boot options, not just for the OS I'm ...