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Trying to install Ubuntu on MacBook Pro 5,3 - getting i8042 error

I'm a newbie to Linux trying to install Ubuntu via a USB stick on my 2009 MacBook Pro 5,3 currently running the latest version of Yosemite. Problem is, I'm getting a i8042: No controller found error ...
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Why APT shows inaccurate “Need to download” values?

Sometimes if I Ctrl+C during apt-get upgrade/install *** in terminal, or cancel Software Update UI in Ubuntu and resuming them later I see something like this (regardless the actual package) I ...
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grub partition error

This is the first time this has happened to me.I don't use linux on a regular basis, except for some project work. I had logged in today , finished my work and restarted it so I could go into windows ...
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How to make a temporary file in RAM?

I have a script that will pipe its output to |tee scriptnameYYMMDD.txt. After each cycle of the for loop in which the output is generated, I'll be reversing the file contents with tac ...
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hdmi not showing up in xrandr

Everything used to work until recently. Now, whenever I connect my HDMI monitor to my laptop nothing happens. Running xrandr doesn't show the HDMI output. Can anyone help out? I've been trying to fix ...
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Making a secret to take contents of a file encode it and outputs to a file and to be able to decrypt the message [on hold]

Script names :make secret, read secret makesecret takes the content of the file msg-norm and encodes it and outputs the encrypted message to the file msg-mixed readsecret then decrypts the ...
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Why does my SD card need authentication to access?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Toshiba Chromebook 2 via crouton. I recently reformatted a 256GB SD card that I keep in my chromebook at all times. My problem is that every time I try to access my SD ...
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Need help selecting networking option in VMware workstation

I am a complete noob in this area, so I really need help and advice. I am trying to setup something like a VPS on my computer. What I will do is: 1) Install vmware workstation on my computer 2) ...
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Installing Node.js on a remote LAMP server with no internet connection

As a part of a student project, I am to host my Node.js-based server application on a server so that other people can try connecting to it and test the integrity of it's functions. The problem is that ...
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Unable to start ubuntu after installing updates - Stuck at 'Try (hd0,0)'

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on the same hard drive as my Windows 8.1 OS, on its own partition. The installation went without any hickups. After that I used EasyBCD on my windows system to ...
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Ubuntu 14.10, Virtualbox 4.3 installation

i have seen similar threads but none of the solutions worked for me. So after updating and cleaning up my Ubuntu, since it was complaining for lack of space. When i tried to re-run my virtual ...
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Linux Mint/Ubuntu - hybrid graphic card drivers (AMD® Radeon HD 8570 + Intel HD Graphics 4000)

I am always trying to find answers for my problems with Google, but this time I give up. I've read almost every topic on every discussion board, blog posts etc. about my problem. I've tried many tips, ...
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Can't run binary executable on Ubuntu 12.04

I get the following error: ./cataclysm: command not found when trying to run this executable on a Linux server over SSH. When I run ldd cataclysm, I get: linux-gate.so.1 => (0xf7759000) ...
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Cobbler+Ubuntu: Client can't find preconfiguration file

Trying to install an Ubuntu 14 host with cobbler. The host boots and configures the ethernet interface (I can ping it), then errors out with "Failed to retrieve the preconfiguration file \ The file ...
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unable to locate package software-centre on chromebook [on hold]

I've just installed Ubuntu via crouton on my hp chromebook 14, but I need to install software centre as I can't do anything without it. I try to run apt-get install software-centre but it returns ...
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Thunderbird: server connection slow after restoring backup on Mint

I've made a copy of the .thunderbird folder in my home directory (on Ubuntu 12.04) and restored that backup on a freshly installed Mint 17.1 Cinnamon using the Profile Dialog of Thunderbird. ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu on 4TB hard disk [on hold]

I am trying to install Ubuntu(I tried these versions 12.04.1,12.04.2,13.10,14.04 and 14.04.2) in my workstation (Dell Precision Tower 7810, hard drive 3x4TB), but after completion of installation it ...
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Ubuntu experience on a Chromebook [on hold]

So I want to buy a cheap laptop, just to code and I need Ubuntu for that. So I thought about Chromebooks, but some questions came to my mind: 1. Which methods are available to install ubuntu on a ...
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Visual Boy Advance Not Running Correctly

Whenever I run a pokemon rom on my vba 1.8.0 on my Ubuntu 12.08 computer, it seems to be doing a color inversion (i.e. the text is in a black box as opposed to a white box, the players face is black ...
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How do I know when I installed package FOO

I was wondering if I installed 'Tor' on my Ubuntu 14.04 or it was shipped as a default package since I hadn't remembered installation by myself. So what's the way to find out if a package is ...
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Executing Minecraft Server Commands via SSH and Screen

I'm extremely new to linux, so please help me out if you can! I have read many of the posts about managing/monitoring servers using SSH and Screen, but have not found anything regarding my particular ...
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Ubuntu Linux 14.04 on Parallels Desktop 10, Mac OS X 10.10.2: Parallels and/or Ubuntu update broke Terminal (no command-line prompt) [on hold]

Apologies if reposts are not welcome; I just asked this question on "Ask Ubuntu" and was advised to post it here. I'm not clear on whether the problem is with Ubuntu or if it is more general, as I ...
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No diskspace on AWS Image?

we are currently testing AWS, therefore I created an EC2 instance using a bitnami-magento image. The AWS intance has 10gb of space attached to it. Now all of a sudden, I am out of diskspace and I have ...
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How to install custom plugin on Google Ghrome Ubuntu 14.04

I have a problem while trying to install rutoken plugin for Google Chrome v. 40.0.2214.115 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 14.04. That's what I try: Download plugin from ...
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cd to my folders shows me an error

I just logged out my system and logged on. And i tried to get into my folder cd /u/folder It says Too many levels of symbolic links. But it worked yesterday. What could be the reason? I found ...
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How do I decrypt this hard drive?

In 2011 I installed Ubuntu server edition on an old Dell that I had laying around. During the install process I was using the gui installer and opted to set disk encryption on the disk drive. During ...
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Xen ERROR Couldn't find xen kernel for Ubuntu tree

xen-4.2 running on server with multiple CentOS running guest, But when i am trying to install Ubuntu i got following error. How do i install Ubuntu on CentOS Xen Server? [root@example ~]# ...
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isc-dhcp-relay service doesn't work

192.168.2.1(dhcp server) -> (eth1 192.168.2.3)[ubuntu 14.04 dhcp relay server](eth0 192.168.1.1) -> Client isc-dhcp-relay successful installed, configuration file is #/etc/default/isc-dhcp-relay ...
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Trouble calling syscall by name [migrated]

I am in process of adding system calls to linux Kernel 3.19. Tried out the following for adding a syscall 'add' for x86 arch in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. src=3.19 source Added entry to ...
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Ubuntu server 14.04 cannot reach dns but can ping

The server A has access to the Internet, since I get correct response when I use curl . And I have another server B which is free of this issue, of which /etc/network/interfaces and /etc/resolv.conf ...
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hauppauge PCI cards /dev/video0 no longer showing up after hard disk replacement

I had a working MythTV DVR a couple years ago. The hard disk failed, so it sat in the corner for a couple years. Recently, I pulled it out, put a new hard disk in it, and installed the latest ...
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Wifi not working on compaq 6715b running ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to get WIFI running on an old compaq 6715b laptop. It does not show up in iwconfig, so I assume that I need to install drivers. I've tried using ndiswrapper, and tried "sudo apt-get install ...
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Routing ALL traffic through VPS

I recently acquired a Raspberry Pi and I'm setting it up for various things. I have a local router that the Pi is wired into along with my desktop computer. I want to be able to access the Pi from ...
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How Do I Preserve the TimeStamp of transferred Files in Nemo for SSH Uploads?

I am managing some web app development and am using Linux Mint/Cinnamon Nemo to SSH to some Ubuntu servers. When I upload a file, I would like it to retain the file modified data as it exists on the ...
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How do I run a service with numactl

I need to do something like this to run MongoDB $numactl --interleave=all /usr/bin/mongod --config /etc/mongod.conf & What should I change to be able to run the mongo daemon with the options ...
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Multithreading in Mail server (Postfix)

I need to perform multithreading on postfix mail server. I read about POSIX multithreading but could it be linked to postfix smtp server and if yes then how? System Specification: ubuntu 14.04 LTS and ...
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dnsmasq causes inability to resolve DNS queries made by host

On a headless Ubuntu 14.04 vanilla machine I setup dnsmasq as a DNS proxy with the following configuration in /etc/dnsmasq.conf no-resolv nameserver=<some working custom dns ip> port=5555 #to ...
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Disconnect of primary OpenLDAP freezes network

I am running two Ubuntu 12.04 LTS systems, one physical one virtual, configured as primary/secondary. Physical - Primary LDAP, Secondary DNS/DHCP Virtual - Secondary LDAP, Primary DNS/DHCP ...
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hard drive formatted while Linux setup, lost partitions

I have installed Ubunto 14.04 on sda1. but after the installation finished, all the partitions are gone . I have important data on sda5 , and when I run the following command : sudo fdisk -l in the ...
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Directory permissions for web server

Hi all I'm fairly new to permissions in a web server environment so please bear with me. I'm experiencing a problem (I believe) having to do with permissions to a directory on my server. The file ...
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Automatically update hwclock at boot

We're having a small issue with our Beagle Bone Blacks. Since they do not come with a RTC battery, when they lose power, the hardware clock gets messed up. I need a simple and clean way of syncing the ...
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Bad resolution (max 1024x768) ElementaryOS (Ubuntu)

I installed Ubuntu (Elementary OS) a week ago and the resolution was always max 1024x768, but I want 1920x1080. I have searched in the internet for solutions, but I didn't find working ones. I tried ...
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Is it possible to limit the set of English locales on a system?

On Debian and Ubuntu is it possible to limit the locales which have to be configured? I know that /var/lib/locales/supported.d/local and /var/lib/locales/supported.d/en govern which locales are being ...
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Server login attempts NOT blocked after configuring fail2ban

So, I installed (and configured) fail2ban on three Ubuntu VPS servers. I configured (imo) a maximum of 3 failed login attempts (via Putty as Root) within 2 minutes. Then I restarted the fail2ban ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boots into wrong virtual console

If I turn on my PC with Ubuntu 12.04, then it displays information from seventh virtual console. It is also the one where X server should be started. Last messages I see in seventh virtual console ...
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how to build uuid ossp for postgres on ubuntu 14 installing openbravo

I am facing problem while executing the ant install.source command. SQL is working fine it's just a single error that i am facing is **> SQL Command failed with: ERROR: could not access file ...
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Broken iSSD on motherboard freezes Ubuntu 14.04

I have an Asus UX32VD laptop which has a primary harddrive where the OS is installed and a small iSSD of 24GB on the motherboard which is not used for anything. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 ...
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Limit access to a single host

I have two 2 hosts (A and B), each with a single network interface, directly connected to a 3G router, via the LAN ports. I've configured both host A and B gateway to point to the 3G router. However, ...
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Repair broken Ubuntu installation [closed]

I have a broken Ubuntu installation. It's actually a Lubuntu, but I suppose the procedure would be the same. The laptop crashed physically (falled 20 cm) and when restarting, something was wrong and ...
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keep getting broken pipe when ssh

I'm using Ubuntu 14 LTS with two machines. When I ssh into the remote machine, I keep getting pipe broken after une minute or two, and in my ssh client I set up the keepalive already. This happens ...