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Starting Wait for Plymouth Boot Screen to Quit

I'm struggling to install Kubuntu 15.04 on my PC. I've got a GTX 970 which i think is throwing off the trial mode from starting up. nomodeset doesn't work, so I tried nouveau.noaccel=1 to beget this ...
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How to use Mac Camera on Ubuntu Desktop

I am trying to feed my mac's camera into my ubuntu desktop. Any advice on either how to do this or the proper forum/resource to use to find out?
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Using Ubuntu as a SOCKS Proxy for Torrents - How to allow UDP for trackers?

This is my build: 14.04 LTS (GNU/Linux 2.6.32-042stab094.7 x86_64). I'm a complete noob at linux but have some experience in bind and ISC DCHP on some old solaris boxes (to define the audience!). I ...
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Ubuntu K/FreeBSD

I was woundering if it is possible to turn Debian K/freebsd so it works on Ubuntu? I know there is builds for Debian 7, so would it be possible to get a working Ubuntu system with the experimental ...
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Find command returning wrong data [duplicate]

I am using this command to list all files that have been modified in the last day (or created) find ./ -mtime 1 -ls However it keeps returning files from 30th April when I am running the command ...
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Backing up/restoring a full VPS, can't boot from live media

(My question here is specifically about Ubuntu, but I'm posting it on Unix & Linux because I think the answer will apply to Linux in general. I'm more than happy to reformat the question or move ...
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macbuntu - is it a linux distro or a desktop or a theme? [on hold]

These might be very basic newbie questions (and if it is too basic, I would be happy to remove this post). After 25+ years of using various versions of Windows, to experiment with non-Windows OS, I ...
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Backing up VPS via SSH/SFTP

I'm going to perform some maintenance on my VPS (Ubuntu Server 15.04), and I would like to back up some files before doing so. The problem is that some of these files are under other users' home ...
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How do I setup a secure HTTP/SOCKS “proxy” tunnel through a Ubuntu server?

Is there any helpful tool that will allow me to turn a existing Ubuntu machine/server into a full featured SOCKS/HTTP proxy server which I can offer to customers? Meaning that I should be able to ...
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Permission of any file folder set to read only on upload

I have inherited an old CMS system that I have just cleansed from a massive hack attack. I copied all the files and databases, scrapped the old server, cleansed the files via various means, cleansed ...
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Debian setup launching GRUB bash

I have a little problem with setting up Debian. When I boot from the installation USB in UEFI mode, I get the GRUB command line. If I type in "boot", I get Please load the kernel first. I had Ubuntu ...
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Error installing GCC - error verifying int64_t uses long long [on hold]

I'm trying to install GCC on my Lubuntu laptop. When I run the "make or make bootstrap" command, I get a long output which always ends in this error: checking for int64_t underlying type... long long ...
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using text browser on linux to display proxy information [on hold]

I have this question on my project , and can't how can be answer it , could you help me? how can store proxy information Permanently for a text mode browser such as links? I want steps , if you can. ...
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init.d script not being run on boot

My script is not running on boot in a vagrant box under Ubuntu. My script looks like this - #!/bin/bash # /etc/init.d/mailcatcher ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: scriptname # Required-Start: ...
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Custom Command not found after sourcing .bashrc [on hold]

I wanted to add a function that could create custom alias so I added the following to .bashrc function addalias { echo "alias $1='$2'" >> ~/.bashrc } I then ran source .bashrc I tested ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 using 100% SWAP with more than 40GB free memory

I'm a bit at a loss trying to figure out why this would be the case. Can anyone provide some helpful ideas on troubleshooting this? free -m total used free shared ...
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Ubuntu: freezing on startup

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a new ThinkPad laptop as a dual boot with Windows 8. It has been running for a few days without issue. However, when I booted my computer today, it got stuck on ...
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Cursor freezes - keystrokes to release?

Occasionally the mouse cursor will freeze - I have to reboot. In Ubuntu is there a keystroke combination such as Ctrl+Alt+Del which would enable me to continue working without having to reboot?
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Apcupsd loosing connection with ups and couldn't be stopped

We've discovered that sometimes apcupsd loosing connection with ups. We can not find why, but we've discovered that when we trying to shutdown apcupsd with /sbin/apcupsd stop It gives following ...
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LXC external IP configuration for containers

I rent a dedicated server and want to use LXC instead of KVM. I want to buy IPs for every single container. For now i have two external IPs: 193.X.X.30/32 213.X.X.31/32 I prefer a routing solution ...
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Desktop files disappeared mysteriously. Entire directory missing

My desktop files on Ubuntu disappeared mysteriously when I tried to drag and drop files to my pen drive. I tried all options available on stack exchange and elsewhere on the internet, like ...
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How to use SSH to move a file from Ubuntu to Windows?

I am logged onto a windows machine. I am using Putty to login to an Ubuntu machine on the same network. Now I'm trying to move a .c file from the Ubuntu machine, to the Windows machine, edit it there, ...
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Isolating some CPU cores reduce average CPU usage of game servers

Hardware: FX8320 (8 cores) @ 4.4GHz, 16GB I run 10 TF2 game servers. Few days ago I isolated some CPU cores with line in linux grub config: isolcpus=5-7 The strange thing - individual CPU cores ...
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Problem running Ubuntu on crouton after updating chromeos

I've been running Ubuntu 14.04 using Crouton on a Toshiba Chromebook 2 for several months. Today I exited Crouton and restarted my chromebook. After restarting and issuing sudo startxfce4 in the shell ...
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pptp is refusing traffic

I have setup a pptp (VPN) server on CentOS 6.5. I can connect, but unfortunately, when I try to load a page, it hangs on 'Connecting...' I have no idea what could cause this... tail /var/log/messages ...
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Is it possible to tell if my Linux kernel is custom (i.e. compiled) as opposed to distro?

Taking example of Ubuntu, can we tell if the kernel was custom compiled rather than what comes with distro?
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Change default OS loading

Installed Ubuntu 12.04 Feb 2014 (dual boot with Windows), this was upgraded to 14.04LTS. Had to reinstall Ubuntu(12.04) as I was low on partition space, did something different so lost Windows. When ...
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Squid: no authentication when visiting HTTPS websites

I have setup Squid and everything is working. I am now trying to setup a password and all tutorials refer to a file called 'ncsa_auth'. Unfortunately, I do not seem to have this file. I checked in: ...
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How to send video files from Android to C using TCP/IP? [on hold]

I would like to know how to send video files from Android to C using TCP/IP without data loss. Because I have done the code I am able to receive the file with same size (but the bytes are not ...
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Problem selecting update sources by GUI (*Software&Updates - Updates*) in Elementary OS Freya (*ubuntu 14.04)

[Although I trust this is ubuntu-specific, it is cross-posted here for the moment, as the initial askubuntu post was closed (for being eOS-specific)] I am in eOS Freya stable, clean install. I had ...
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Why is setting up WLAN in Debian so hard? (compared to Ubuntu) [on hold]

switching from Ubuntu 14.04 to Debian jessie (LXDE) on a ThinkPad T500 Lan (eth0) is configured in /etc/network/interfaces and works fine. After setting up LXDE i wanted to switch to WLAN and it ...
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Installing Ubuntu 15.04 through Mint 17.1

I am currently using Mint 17.1 on a machine having both legacy BIOS and UEFI. Secure Boot is off. Mint is running on a fully encrypted physical partition and with swap partition is encrypted too. ...
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Make web project writable by netbeans [closed]

I know about Make web project writable by apache and other user and I have the same problem, but the solution there is not working for me. I am new to Linux and it is difficult to understand why ...
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installing mongodb with linuxbrew

I want to install mongodb with brew in ubuntu 15.04 but despite several attempts to install i can't do that, even if I completely remove homebrew and reinstall it. when i type in terminal : brew ...
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Add ArchLinux to Ubuntu dual-boot

I would like to dual boot ArchLinux with my Ubuntu. I would like some hints at how to do it without messing my partitions too much. Presently, my Computer partition scheme goes like this: (Ubuntu ...
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connecting to virtualbox ubuntu from osx extremly slow

I am running ubuntu 10.04.x as guest on virtualbox from osx x 10.10.x host It works (kind of), but after working a while with it and also after power sleep it can get almost unusable slow. It looks ...
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Ubuntu won't connect to university internet [closed]

My WiFi adapter shows networks in the area, but will not allow me to connect to my university Internet. Normally, on Windows, I connect to the Wifi by clicking connect. It shows it as connected, but ...
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Passthrough PS/2 keyboard to guest OS

OS Windows run on VM (ubuntu, libvirt, qemu-kvm). And I have PS/2 keyboard on host hardware. Is there any way to pass it to guest OS without lost of performance (maybe emulate USB keyboard with keys ...
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Why can't I connect to 5ghz?

In "Edit Connections" I chose mode "Infrastructure". In router page (BT Home Hub), it shows that my android phone is connected to 5ghz, and my laptop still uses 2.4ghz. What can I do?
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Fixing a bug in an official Ubuntu package [closed]

There is a package in the Ubuntu repositories (pidgin-latex) which has apparently been abandoned by its creators for some time. I have noticed a bug in this package and I would like to rectify it and ...
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Running Elementary OS on MacBookPro10,1, get random resolution changes

I recently installed Elementary OS (Ubuntu-based) and every now and then my resolution drops down to a super small size that messes with my mouse-tracking and pretty much makes any application ...
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airmon-ng disabling my internet connection

I am not really familiar with aircrack but I am having this small problem , when i user airmon-ng start wlan0 it puts my adapter into monitor mode but i loose internet connection and the adapter looks ...
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after reboot server, service start without special chars

I write simple Java server. This service (java server) connect with mySQL database. I am connecting with this service by socket connection. Everything work well when i start my service by line ...
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ubuntu 15.04 asking for login on start [closed]

Ubuntu 15.04 installed yesterday, now asking for login and password on start. I gave my password i dont know it means with login. I gave my username, no success. Stil asking for login and password. ...
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Can't use apt because python encoding issue

I'm getting a python unicode error every time I try to install or update anything with apt or aptitude, preventing me to update my system. The error I'm getting is the following: File ...
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Why does GDM start in TTY2 and TTY7

I have Ubuntu 15.04 and GNOME 3.16 installed. This PPAs are enabled: deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gnome3-team/gnome3-staging/ubuntu vivid main deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gnome3-team/gnome3/ubuntu ...
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Difference between /var/log/kern.log and /var/log/dmesg? [duplicate]

It seems to me /var/log/kern.log and /var/log/dmesg both keep the kernel messages since last boot. What are their differences and relation then? Do they both have all the messages about wireless ...
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Record video from camera and get frame number on demand

I'm using avconv at the moment to store the input of my camera as an video. This works fine. Now i'm asking myself if it is possible to get the current frame number at a particular time of the video ...
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Why does checkinstall need sudo?

On Ubuntu, IIRC, checkinstall only create a deb package from compiled binary files, and doesn't install them to some destination directories (say, some system directories). But I always have to run ...
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Postfix problem with sending and receiving emails

I have had problems for one week with the email server Postfix. This came after running the antivirus ClamAV with the remove option on. When reading the mail log I keep getting the error message ...