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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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Unable to switch to Dvorak layout

I need help switching my keyboard to Dvorak layout. I've done this a number of times through the GUI and never had problems until now. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS codename trusty, Xfce4 & ...
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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) [on hold]

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 ...
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Iperf connection failed

I have an openwrt router connected to my ubuntu laptop with an ethernet cable. I installed iperf on both, and now I am trying to run commands (i.e. iperf -s), but I keep getting the following errors: ...
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Asterisk:Registration is UNREACHABLE VOIP chan_sip.c:15171 sip_reg_timeout

I'm trying to register my VOIP but I can't and appear this massege [Jul 24 12:45:58] NOTICE[24430]: chan_sip.c:15171 sip_reg_timeout: -- Registration for 'XXXXX@sip2.tellfree.net' timed out, ...
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what's difference between src version 3.* and 3.*-generic

In my local Linux/Ubuntu, I have two directories for Linux src /usr/src/linux-3.16.0 /usr/src/linux-3.16.0-generic I found the code in 3.16.0 is much more than that in 3.16.0-generic. I am ...
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Vagrant: missing destination file operand after ‘/etc/exports’

I'm running Vagrant 1.7.3 with an Ubuntu 14.04 basebox, and I want to try out the new Puppet 4.2.0. However, when I run vagrant up on an empty VM, I get the following error: cp: missing destination ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 VM resizing in VMWare fusion 7 whenever a terminal is opened?

On a computer at work, we have a virtual machine running that resizes the whole VMWare window whenever you launch a new CLI terminal window within the VM. Any ideas how to fix it? It's quite annoying. ...
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modprobe vmhgfs gives — FATAL: Module vmhgfs not found

I'm trying to get shared folders working in VMware Player 6. My host is a Windows 7 box, and the VM guest is Ubuntu 14.x I'm trying to share an external drive on my Windows machine (F:) with my ...
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Replacement for php5-auth-pam to authenticate website login against local users

I am working on a login for a PHP-based website where users should be successfully logged in if they enter a valid username and password for a local account on the system. Looking around, it seems ...
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Problems installing PCRE on ubuntu

I am new to linux and am trying to install PCRE 8.37 on Ubuntu 14.04 but am getting the following error: sudo ./configure && make && make install checking for a BSD-compatible ...
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How can I boot a bootable windows 7 installer usb [migrated]

I have a bootable usb windows 7 installer. It is working in another computer with windows 7. I want to boot it from a computer with zorin OS but I can't. I can see it from my bios menu and I can set ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS: for NIS users, SSH works but console login and sudo fail

I set up a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 LTS VM on VirtualBox and did an upgrade, so now I'm sitting at 14.04.2. Our office environment is NIS+NFS. I set up autofs and NIS, and confirmed that I can log in as a ...
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Advanced Policy Firewall: allow_hosts.rules doesn't work

I'm trying to open ports for Nimsoft. In allow_hosts.rules I opened ports for private network: tcp:in:d=48000_48020:s=10.0.0.0/8 tcp:out:d=48000_48020:d=10.0.0.0/8 During starting apf I see that ...
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Using Ubuntu Server machine as a DHCP and DNS server to forward URL's to IP addresses

I'm inexperienced with Linux servers but I've done okay so far - basically I want this machine to dish out IP addresses via DHCP (done) and then I also want it to act as a DNS server that simply sends ...
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How can I fix the duplicate mouse error without logging out?

I sometimes get to see something like this: When I take a screenshot, it looks like this: As you can see, I actually have two mouse cursors + the remainder of a drag-and-drop action on my ...
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Realtek RTL8111 Network card not working on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to install an Ethernet Card into my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop computer. Here is my lspci output (First one is my new ethernet card): 02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. ...
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is it possible to install libBLT.2.4.so.8.5?

my tkinter is linked to libBLT.2.4.so.8.5 and libtk8.5. However, my ubuntu system only has libBLT.2.4.so.8.6. Is it possible to install libBLT.2.4.so.8.5?
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Bash script strange behavior - script does not act as manual commands

So, this is strange. When I manually run commands it all works fine, but when I run a script with identical commands, I get strange error output. This is what I run: lxc list; for elem in ...
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Installing mailx on ubuntu 14.04.2

So I've installed mailx but I'm unable to get it to send an e-mail. I do the following: mailx -s "Test" To: myemail@email.com Cc: "This is a test." CTRL-D (does not work) CTRL-D does nothing. It's ...
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Spotify Linux Client pulse audio crash

I'm running Elementary OS, using the latest version (0.9.17.1) and every day/every other day the client crashes and I get the following error: "spotify crashed with SIGABRT in ...
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How to configure about Subflows at Linux, Multipath TCP [closed]

ubuntu version : 14.04 ( 64bit ) Test environment : One server, One router, One Link how to configure the number of subflows at just one link? i confirm to operate at two links. at this time, i ...
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etc/apt/sources.list contents for EC2 Instances upon AWS

When I copy an Ubuntu image between regions, the image is customised slightly in the process. Notably the software sources in /etc/apt/sources.list are altered to "local values". I am aware that ...
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rsyslog seems to have vanished from my system

I'm debugging an issue where I think my server is spamming other servers because it is infected but all my logs stop in august last year, and rsyslog is missing from the system /etc/rsyslog.d still ...
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Error while installing wget and unzip

I am trying to install wget and unzip on unbuntu machine. But i am facing the below issue. sudo apt-get install wget unzip
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Ubuntu - Ethernet Card Driver Installation: asm/linkage.h file not found

I'm trying to install an Ethernet Card into my ubuntu 14.04 desktop computer. Here is my lspci output (Second one is my new ethernet card): 03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. ...
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Some features are not working in my ASUS laptop with Ubuntu

I have an Asus X200CA-KX219D VivoBook (3rd Gen ci3/ 4GB/ 500GB/ DOS) laptop with Ubuntu 14.04. Scrolling via touch pad and the fn keys do not work. Can someone please help me configure these ...
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Kali Linux 1.1.0a doesn't boot from USB

I have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu installed. I had ran boot-repair since the os selection menu wasn't showing. Few days ago, I downloaded the latest version of Kali Linux. I used PowerISO to copy all the ...
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Why can't I use ssh?

The problem seems to occur straight from the time I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I first realized this problem when I was trying to connect with my hosting at HostGator. I neglected and thought ...
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GDM flashing and can't login

I recently switched to ubuntu gnome from windows and am very inexperienced. I was using ubuntu fine for awhile and then this morning I had trouble signing in because my login prompt continuously ...
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Miro player doesn't recognize subtitle from video encoded by ffmpeg

It was the first time I encoded a video on Ubuntu. I used ffmpeg to extract the video/audio, encode them and join with a subtitle to a new file. All these steps were fine. I used the following ...
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I unable to update, Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

W:Ignoring file 'rohan' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has no filename extension W:Ignoring file 'Untitled Document 1' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has no filename ...
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Why is /proc/irq/*/smp_affinity showing too wide of mask for number of CPUs on my computer?

I am running X86_64 Ubuntu Desktop 15.04 with latest kernel (i.e. 3.19.0-22-generic). I was inspecting the interrupts and IRQs and noticed that the bit-mask for smp_affinity was twice as large as it ...
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Udev hwdb rule does not work

I am switching from Ubuntu to Arch Linux and encountering the issue that a udev hwdb rule that has worked until now does not work anymore. The only obvious difference between the systems is that ...
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Ubuntu stops responding to any action

I use ubuntu and found it really frustrating that it stops working really frequently. The circumstances are: Opened Android Studio WITHOUT any emulators (I mean device emulator, I use real devices ...