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UEFI - Installing Ubuntu on MeegoPad

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14 on a MeegoPad device. MeegoPad has Windows 8.1 pre-installed. Through the BIOS, I can change the boot priority between Windows 8.1 and UEFI. Setting UEFI as primary ...
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Need help running a command based on a file in the directory

I have some scripts setup that I would like a master script to call based on a files appearance in a directory. Basically I have what's show below. Script A uses file a Script B uses file b ...
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Find out what caused my Ubuntu rebooting?

My Ubuntu 14.04 on Thinkpad T400 just rebooted automatically. Before that, my screen just became unresponsive. My memory and swap were mostly used, mainly by webpages opened in Chrome and some ...
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Process command

When I used ps -u root command in Ubuntu it showed the following output? PID TTY TIME CMD 1 ? 00:00:02 init 2 ? 00:00:00 kthreadd 3 ? 00:00:00 ksoftirqd/0 5 ? ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 desktop frozen after login

I have just done a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04 Server. After I log in, I see the dash and after a while just a black screen with the cursor on it. I have updated my nvidia drivers (sudo apt-get ...
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Dell 11 Ubuntu MATE touchpad problem: reacts to pad of finger, but not tip

(I also posted this in the Ask Ubuntu Stack Exchange. Not trying to spam you guys, just not sure where to post). I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 MATE on a Dell 11 Chromebook, and since booting for the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Multiple Griffin Technology Powermate Knobs

I am running Ubuntu 14.04, and I want to run multiple griffin powermate knobs: https://store.griffintechnology.com/powermate. I want to map them to different keys other than audio control. I want to ...
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Wi-Fi slow, then, inexplicably, fast

First some info: Laptop = HP Probook 450 G1 i5 Dual Boot Windows 7 Professional / Deepin (a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu) RAM = 8 GB Wi-Fi = Intel 3160 Okay, so I installed Ubuntu, but my ...
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Software updater waiting for “q” key press

A few days ago Ubuntu's Software updater awaits user input (q to Quit). I have attached a screenshot with the problem. I think this is related with fake sync from Debian. What does this mean and how ...
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Copying directories to directories with different names

How can I copy a number of directories: directory_01 directory_02 directory_03 to different directories tmp_directory_01 tmp_directory_02 tmp_directory_03 where each tmp_directory_* directory ...
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Editing multiple files simultaneously with vim/gedit

I'm trying to save some work by editing multiple files with the same name located in different directories: $ mkdir -p directory_{0..10}/results How may I create files with the same name in all ...
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Why is my kerberos ticket not working?

I'm trying to ssh to another machine but my kinit is not working: $ ssh nik@social-1-r.referens.sys.XXXXXXX.se Permission denied (publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic). Kerberos is used for ...
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Convert VMWare virtual machine to .ISO

I have a virtual machine with the extension .vmwarevm. The OS is Ubuntu 15.04 Mini 64-bit. I have no GUI, just command line interface. I looked up a couple of tools like remastersys but had no luck. ...
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Ubuntu mini won't recognize my touchpad on VMWare

I installed Ubuntu Mini 15.04 64-bit with Gnome desktop on VMWare Fusion. My trackpad from my Mac doesn't work on it. Do I need to install something for it to work? It's really annoying navigating ...
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Use rsync to transfer files from Windows to Ubuntu

I'm having trouble transferring files via ssh from a Windows box to an Ubuntu box using rsync and cygwin on Windows. The file transfer starts, but the newly created directories and files on the ...
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Turn .vmwarevm into .iso

I was wondering if anyone knows how to take the .vmwarevm and the files inside it and turn it into an .iso. I searched on Google but haven't found anything. It would be amazing if the .iso can ...
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Update kernel to 4.1.1 in Ubuntu Mini

I'm using Ubuntu Mini 15.04 and I want to update the kernel to the latest 4.1.1. I've been looking online but there are so many different ways. I've tried some but always ran into some error. I am ...
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Multiple questions about mounting multiple partitions (in Ubuntu 14.10)

I've got questions about how the Linux mount command works when used multiple times. Through an unfortunate series of events (multiple crashes in Ubuntu), I've decided that I wish to simply back up ...
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Remove Ubuntu strings from Mini install

I have an assignment to remove a string from Ubuntu Mini v. 15.04. How would I remove the Ubuntu String on the top? It says "Ubuntu 15.04 hostname tty1". I just want to remove Ubuntu 15.04 string. ...
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Why do I get “duplicate” local IP addresses on different interfaces?

I have two network interfaces(a wireless and an USB dongle) attached to an Ubuntu server and both get the same local IP address. Is there any reason for this or a way to force it assign distinct IP ...
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Remove branding from custom kernel

I have an assignment to build a custom kernel which removes all the drivers/plugins that are not needed and also remove any traces that it is Ubuntu's. Basically, my teacher wants us to strip it down ...
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Problem booting Ubuntu (or any OS), even after doing clean installs

Summary: OS (Ubuntu / Windows) installs fine, but when the time comes to restart and boot, it doesn't boot. (Gets stuck; screen blinks and I am still at boot selector). Can boot to a live ...
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ssh publickey authentication to a Ubuntu running inside VirtualBox

I have a Ubuntu running inside a VirtualBox inside my Windows 8 desktop. I am trying to communicate between the Ubuntu and another Debian server in the network. I have enabled Port Forwarding in ...
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On what level is touch screen support implemented in Linux?

I'm trying to use a Linux OS on my tablet PC (Lenovo Thinkpad Helix 15). I tried Ubuntu, but except for switching and moving windows and bringing up the launcher, there doesn't seem to be a lot of ...
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Setting up my Linux machine with multiple hard drives

I've recently made the switch to a copy of Elementary OS Freya (Ubuntu 14.04) and so far, really been enjoying it coming from a Windows background. After fumbling around a little, I got my 1TB Seagate ...
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Is High Virtual Memory usage a problem or may cause problems?

In our server, we have a python based code that listen ports. The amount of Virtual Memory it uses is increased greatly with time Like: USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT ...
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Gnome Terminal Colors not displaying correctly, Vim too

Gnome Terminal Monokai Theme (Colors are wrong) I downloaded the Monokai theme and my blues and greens are clearly off. Gnome Terminal Monokai Theme Vim Issues Also I am using 256-grayvim theme ...
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Synaptics touchpad inactive before suspend, active after resume

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04. I usually disable the touchpad. (because my palms make the cursor jump all over the screen!) When I suspend (by closing my laptop's lid) and then resume (by opening the ...
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Xfce not working on Chromebook after recent Chromebook OS update: how to fix? [closed]

A few days ago I followed a guide to install xfce (precise) on my Chromebook. I did this so I could install the arduino IDE. After a recent Chromebook OS update, everything seems to have gone to ...
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How to conect wi-fi network without using GUI?

I'm using Ubuntu Server 14.04, but I want to connect wi-fi network without using GUI? Exists an software for that?
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Ubuntu ugrade to 15.04 grub2 bash

I had Ubuntu 14.04.2LTS and, today, I decided to execute the big update to Ubuntu version 15.04. I opened up the terminal and typed: do-release-upgrade. Ubuntu started upgrading and, while it was I ...
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How to monitor the screen lock/unlock in the Ubuntu 14.04

I need to implement a function that monitor the screen lock/unlock. I referred the following article: Run script on screen lock/unlock My python script code works fine in the Ubuntu 12.04, but ...
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localhost troubleshooting (ubuntu 14.04) [closed]

What i was trying to do is installing "wordpress" in my local host on (ubuntu 14.04) i.e path is home/deepak/php Now what i did is this in terminal: ~$ sudo chown -R www-data:www-data ...
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alsamixer not incrementing volume at proper interval

I am trying to use amixer to change the volume of the speaker on my computer at an incremental rate. The command below successfully changes the master volume of my speaker, but not at a consistant 5%. ...
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Netstat output line width limit

When executing netstat, I find that the command's output width is limited regardless of the console size, in contrast with other commands such as ps that seem to get adjusted. So for example: $ sudo ...
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Battery indicator problems after installing and uninstalling kubuntu-desktop package on Xubuntu 15.04 x64

A few weeks ago, I decided to get adventurous and install different interfaces on my Lenovo T420 running Xubuntu. I decided to jettison Kubuntu after trying it out (just not my style) and kept Xubuntu ...
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slow disk I/O speed on NTFS partition

My Laptops internal 640 GB HDD ,WD Scorpio blue(WD6400BPVT). It has 5 partitions. 120 GB NTFS partition, primary, sda1 250 GB NTFS, extended, sda5 20 GB / (root), sda6 4 GB /swap, sda7 ~ 202 GB ...
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Advice Needed for Grub2 Rescue Prompt

When I boot my system, I receive the following Error Message on my screen: error: no such partition. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> After seeing the error, I plugged in an external USB ...
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switching between shells, stops the music that is currently playing

While I was listening to music I changed the virtual console using Ctrl+Alt+F2, and suddenly the music was paused. Returning back to the console that runs the X server Ctrl+Alt+F7 or logging in to ...
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Unable to Boot After removing Old Kernels

I removed old linux-image and linux-header files to free up space in /boot. I did this first by purging them in terminal, and when I noticed some issues with how the the operating system performed, i ...
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Package deb dependency problem

I am using CMake for my application named Agent. After configuring and generating binaryfiles, the application was compiled using the make command and Agent.exe was created in the build directory.Then ...
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Does kali distro not use /etc/environments file?

I appended a path to /etc/environments file and now it is like so: mindaugas@Kali:~$ cat /etc/environment | tr ":" "\n" PATH="/usr/local/sbin /usr/local/bin /usr/sbin /usr/bin /sbin /bin /sbin" I ...
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User-specific font problems in different applications

I have a font-problem with different applications under ubuntu 15.04 (KeePassX, Google Chrome, Pidgin, etc.). In the first picture you can see that the font of the window title is ubuntu but the items ...
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Automate to adding certificate for ca-certificate

I try to automate to adding a certificate on an Ubuntu server 14.04 with puppet or a one liner command. I added certificates manually with these commands : mkdir /usr/share/ca-certificates/extra cp ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 I can't get SSH tunneling to work with -g switch?

I'm running this command on myServer: ssh -g -p 9922 -f myuser@serverOnOpenInternet -L 1212:serverBehindFirewall:80 -N serverOnOpenInternet runs sshd on port 9922. (not my call) Once I run the ...
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How can I automount a partition? [migrated]

I've got three partitions (not including EFI and SWAP), OSX, DATA and Ubunutu. When I boot Ubuntu, I want the DATA partition to be automatically mounted, as I've symlinked my Desktop, Downloads etc ...
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Backup ubuntu configurations and deploy them later

How to take a backup of configurations like theme settings, font size, Network Manager connections, Touchpad settings etc. of my current Ubuntu 14.04 installation ? I want to use them after ...
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Why does file-roller appear to have lower priviledges than the user

In Ubuntu I have a mounted samba share. I have selected some files in a directory on the samba share in nautilus and attempted to compress them to an archive in the same location. File roller tells me ...
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Booting encrypted disk kernel error: Cannot initialize device-mapper

I have Ubuntu 15.04 with a default full disk encryption installed on my chromebook Pixel with linux-samus kernel patch and everything is working fine. I've just tried compiling a newer version of the ...
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no able to install packages as wireshark

Since a month, I can not download package of Ubuntu Software 14.10 This is really annoying. I try to type the command : sudo apt-get update But I have this result: Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com ...