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RDP enters command prompt automatically

Why is this? I did remote desktop connection from mac to ubuntu server. I get a command prompt automatically for some reason.
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Pasting with vim squeezes content in between previous content and margin

I'm learning my way around the vim and got around to copy-paste. Or yank-paste. Now when I try to paste a yanked piece of text, it pushes previous content to the right and squeezes in on the left. I ...
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Disable PAM login but keeping landscape-sysinfo y motd

Running Ubuntu Server, I have no need for PAM login, and thus disabled this service in the sshd_config file. However, oddly, there is some login info that is only displayed if you enable PAM logins ...
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DNS Issue in ubuntu 14.04

I am facing DNS resolving issue sometimes in my Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS trusty. I have configured my system with network manager to work with static IP assignment. I have also tried by changing DNS server ...
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Is there a way of listing all the instances when a particular file was modified/edited?

I currently have a file abc.txt. I am curious to know if it is possible to see all the instances when this file was edited, from the date it was created? Q: How can I make it possible [if I would ...
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Will booting ubuntu in recovery mode use default keyboard layout?

I have a chromebook with Ubuntu 15.04 and I need to customize some of my keyboard keys in xkb. Unfortunately while doing so I managed to disable my keyboard and needed to boot from live USB to revert ...
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Installing a light vim colorscheme on gnome-terminal

I'd like to install a light color scheme for my vim, but it never seems to work (I tried several now). What I'm trying to obtain is something like you can see in this screenshot of mayansmoke: ...
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Hyphen/Dash “-” Symbol's use in Linux bash /dir + GRUB booting for newbs

I am attempting to complete this GitHub tutorial on creating a custom GRUB loader for a stubborn Asus Win8.1 laptop on which I am hoping to install Ubuntu: ...
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lsd-slam installation failed during rosmake

I am trying to install the lsd-slam library without success. When typing during the last step of the installation: rosmake lsd_slam I got this output: [ rosmake ] rosmake starting... ...
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How to get miniature(live thumnail preview) of open windows on linux?

Gnome-shell does it in the 'activities' screen, unity/compiz has it in 'Spread','Shift','ALT-Tab'. How do I get those live window previews in C++?
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Using `minicom` not able to access the root file system

I am trying to use minicom for my serial cable communication to the target but I am not able to access the / of my remote device.I tried setting up ttyXX for minicom using sudo minicom -s but still I ...
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How to add shortcut to Cinnamon taskbar

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with Cinnamon desktop. After trying to create a shortcut for a PDF file to Cinnamon's Taskbar, I found maybe I should have searched for a folder containing the Taskbar's ...
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Custom ubuntu install to enable wifi on inspiron-1501 w/o wired ethernet

I am helping a small non-profit install ubuntu on some (40) donated inspiron's. To get wifi running I need to install some additional packages: b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer. I would ...
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What is the difference between home$ and ~$?

I'm learning Linux, and I'm a little confused right now. In the below screenshot, I was not able to understand the third shortcut of Table 2-1. It says that cd ~user_name will change the working ...
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How to check if Nginx + Ruby on Rails web application is down?

I am very new to *nix system. I have below setup: OS - Ubuntu 14.14 Web Server - Nginx with Passenger Web Application Ruby on Rails web application Please tell me what tools to use to achieve: ...
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how can I build older version of gcc?

I am on Ubuntu 14.04.2 32 bit platform and I have gcc 4.8.4 installed. I want to build old version of gcc (2.95.3) to compile older version of linux kernel. I tried to follow this gcc-2.95.3 and this ...
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How to mount VMware-tools cdrom inside a VM

I know this should be easy, but I'm having a hell of a time figuring out where the vmware tools cdrom is (for instance it's not /dev/cdrom) and so I can't figure out how to mount it. I'm on Kali ...
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Pulseaudio with external sound adapter: work around broken sound

I'm using an external USB sound adapter on a laptop that has an internal sound card. There are some issues: The applications by default continue to use internal sound card. I can work around this ...
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After changing user directory name system stuck at boot [closed]

I recently bought a new desktop with Ubuntu 14.04 on it. It came with username "user". So I wanted to change the username as well as the name of my home directory. So I followed the instructions on ...
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how to solve permission denied problem in ubuntu [closed]

But After Entering sudo nautilus command we cant Get into the location filesystem/var/lib/tomcat7/webapps. System display Permission denied Error How to set my path & how to give right ...
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Where am I supposed to put PyCharm files?

I've just downloaded PyCharm (pro) for Linux (I'm running Ubuntu). It's basically a zipped directory containing everything it needs to run (tree below), including an entry point (bin/pycharm.sh). ...
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Can't boot Windows XP from Grub2 in Ubuntu 14.04.2

I can't boot my Windows XP OS on a dual boot with Windows XP and Ubuntu 14.04.2. I already tried the command update-grub without improving. I can see the menu entry in Grub but when I choose Windows ...
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Can I install and work with pycuda if I have ubuntu linux 32bit and boot from usb? [closed]

System is 32bit. Have Nvidia Geforce 610M graphics card on my laptop. Am booting ubuntu 14.04 lts from usb
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How to stop minute cron job?

I have a program written in python; my program scrapes a value from some financial website every minute and pushes that value into my DB. My program takes like 1 or maximum 1.5 seconds to do this ...
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Ubuntu runned on my usb stick meets often segmentation faults

I've installed ubuntu on my usb stick Sandisk Extreme http://www.sandisk.com/products/usb/drives/extreme/ , which is hardcorely efficient. But I met a trouble. In the random moments of the time ...
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'Docker' File System - Compatibility with Symbolic Links

The question is marked in bold if you wish to skip the explanation of our situation. I work as a developer for a server network. We deploy multiple instances of our servers. we have 5 types of server ...
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Run commands “without” terminal [closed]

Months ago I saw a guy running commands from a small, text-box-like window, showing nothing else other than the text-box for you to write the command. Such text-box would popup by pressing some ...
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Peculiar issue with ping

I'm using ping from package iputils-ping (3:20121221-4ubuntu1.1) on Ubuntu 14.04. When pinging a host host2.lan with IP 192.168.1.20 that is down initially but comes up during the run of ping, I see ...
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Permission denied (failed to create pid) when starting SphinxSearch [closed]

When I try to start the SphinxSearch service like this /etc/init.d/sphinxsearch start or this sudo /etc/init.d/sphinxsearch start I get the following error Starting sphinxsearch: Sphinx ...
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updates cant be installed because of too little diskspace on /boot

I'm new to ubuntu and am running 14.04 on a lenovo notebook. I can't install updates because there is not enough diskspace on /boot. When I try "sudo apt-get clean" in the terminal, nothing happens. ...
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Trouble viewing iPod in Rhythmbox

Once in a blue moon, my ipod (160 GB) will show up in rhythmbox on my ubuntu 12.04 laptop when I plug it it, but most of the time nothing happens. It shows up when I do fdisk -l, but when I try to ...
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“Cannot open shared object file” Error even though ldconfig is showning entry

I'm trying to run a older SIMetrix Version on Ubuntu 15.04 64bit (if there is a newer version of SIMetrix around tell me!). When I do it I get following error: ...
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Where does Debian (Ubuntu) store key mappings?

I've just replaced my Debian installation with Ubuntu today. In my old setup, I configured the Caps Lock to work as another ctrl, but I can't remember how exactly I did it before. However it got ...
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Creating Containers in OpenVZ

After using the instructions I found on http://www.unixmen.com/install-and-configure-openvz-in-ubuntu/ I installed OpenVZ on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, which is running in WMware Workstation 10.0.3. Then I ...
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Elementary Os. Nvidia and apt-get stopped working after updating windows 8.1 (Dual boot)

My computer have dual boot (Windows 8.1 and Elementary OS Freya - Ubuntu 14.04). Today, After installing updates on my windows partition Elementary OS loaded into a black screen. I've already ...
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4TB USB drive consistence totally freezes Xubuntu 15.04

I've always found USB very flaky. I've experienced lots of random freezes (needing hard resets) when for instance I accidentally unplug a drive before unmounting. Drives would only sometimes ...
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Ubuntu Linux with Zimbra can't send to Outlook

My issue is strange, in that my email server can receive messages from any domain and can reply to every domain except Outlook/Hotmail. Outlook/Hotmail addresses always bounce back and never give us ...
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Can you install a Smart DNS server on Ubuntu server?

I'm a fan of smart-DNS services like "unblock" and so, as it gives me the VPN functionality (the part of the functionality that I need..) and saves me of server resources, such as traffic. I was ...
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Linux doesn't recongnize recent installations

I'm working inside a virtual machine, and I don't know why software installation does not work. I have to restart my machine, but that is not an option.
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Add column into Archive Manager interface

I've just made a mistake and I have removed the 'Name' column from the Archive Manager program interface. Here is the actual interface: Now, I can't see the 'Name' column. I've tried to modify ...
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Linux Driver for USB “reverse” mass storage device

I'm developing a USB device that I want to read and write in virtual filesystems that are in my computer. Basically the device needs to be able to read, write and get the virtual filesystem size. Some ...
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fsync on newly created folder? [migrated]

Can anyone explain why fsync can return EINVAL when I pass folder descriptor in it? There is my code, it is pretty simple: #include <dirent.h> /* Defines DT_* constants */ #include ...
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Is there something like “common Linux commands”? [duplicate]

I come from the windows world trying to switch to Linux. Sorry for the naïve question but is there something like "common Linux commands"? For example in Windows, the command line is pretty limited, ...
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Uninstalling programs on Linux

I've been using Windows and Mac OS for the past 5 years and now I'm considering to use Linux on a daily basis. I've installed Ubuntu on a virtual machine and trying to understand how I can use Linux ...
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Install linux os on HP iPAQ Pocket PC h4350

A friend gave me a working HP iPAQ Pocket PC h4350. It works fine (it's really nice device) but has a (UGH!) Microsoft os and only syncs with MS pc. I'm running ubuntu mate. I have found that you can ...
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Iprint client on ubuntu

I installed ubuntu on my computer at work. I would like to use the iprint client and followed these steps. However, if I try to run the listener in /opt/novell/iprint/init.d it tells me: Can't open ...
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Elementary OS: Accidentally installed Ubuntu Login Screen

When I restarted my Elementary OS Laptop today I was shocked, because I was on an Ubuntu-styled glitching Login Screen. I guess I accidentally installed it, by trying to get ubuntu-tweak-tools on my ...
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How to set Ruby GEM_HOME and GEM_PATH

I'm a NOVICE user of Linux and using Linux mint 17.1 I've reinstalled Linux mint 20 time in last 3 days for that issue but could not fix it I'm trying to install ruby on rails using rvm what ...
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Cursor is huge on Ubuntu due to high resolution monitor

So I have a 4k display, and for some reason Ubuntu decides that it's a good idea to give me a huge cursor instead of something normal. I don't have any DPI settings on the 4k monitor, and I don't want ...
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Unix with few packages

I want a clean unix OS, just with two packages: gnome-session-fallback & usual ubuntu terminal. I want to minimize the space of my OS take. How can I create this custom OS & install them ...