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HDA Realtek and Auto-Sensing Disable

I have a couple different devices using Realtek audio chipsets (one is ALC269VC, another is ALC262). On both devices (laptop/tablet type devices, with internal speakers and a headphone jack) when I ...
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“UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte 0xff in position 0: invalid start byte” error when attempting to remove nvidia-304 package

I'm trying to remove package nvidia-304 from my system (Ubuntu 14.04) but I'm getting this error: Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y (Reading database ... 283298 files and directories currently ...
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How to connect tata photon in X window manager in ubuntu using command line

Due to some reason I had to shift from Gnome to X window manager. So here on the desktop nothing appears (no launcher, no menu bar, nothing) but we can open command line in it using Ctrl+Alt+Tab. (I ...
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Can We Use Linux Mint ISO To Repair Ubuntu's Grub?

One Of My Friend is Running Ubuntu And Got GRUB RESCUE So Can use Mint ISO to Repair his Grub ? As I don't Have Ubuntu ISO ?
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Ubuntu: where add a script executing SQL on machine start?

Each time Ubuntu is starting I need to run a script, which is running some SQLs. So I need run it after MySQL already started. Where should I put such script?
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Beaglebone: Backup image mounts root as Read-only

After I had completed creating applications for my BB white (running ubuntu), I created a backup of the SD card using-> sudo dd if=/dev/disk2 of=/Volumes/BONE/bone_custom.img Recently, I tried to ...
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Xlib error “extension ”GLX“ missing on display” on VirtualBox guest OS

I have a remote build-machine with Jenkins and I'm trying to run GUI application. In Jenkins I installed Xvnc plugin, which uses TightVNC Server, but each build has failed. Earlier, there was a ...
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Recover file from previous installation? [duplicate]

I recently wiped an old ubuntu server of mine and installed debian, but i forgot to backup a very important file. I know there is a chance that the computer has already wrote over the file, but what ...
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Why there are two different shadow files preset in /etc [duplicate]

I am running ubuntu 12.04 on rackspace cloud. Somehow it has two shadow files /etc/shadow /etc/shadow- I know about the first being used for password protection but where second came from ? Can it ...
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Bridge internet connection from computer to ubuntu server [on hold]

I have a computer connected via wifi to the internet and the ethernet connection is now connected to my server. What I'd like to do is bridge the connection from my computer (wifi) to the ethernet ...
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FS wont mount at bootup and when using certian commands [on hold]

I am using this line below in my fstab file to mount sda2 but I am having some problems mounting it. At boot up it fails to mount. If I run mount -a it fails to mount. Says I need to be root, which is ...
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unable to run bash as new user on an ubuntu docker container

i have a docker container and i am trying to enable sshd and log in with a new user rag. it appears that as user 'rag' i am not able to execute /bin/bash. i am not sure why. i cannot figure out ...
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Grub: can't enter Windows 7

I want to install ubuntu using easyBCD and ubuntu ISO file, after some configuration, I set the default boot to Grub instead of windows7. But I forgot to run command sudo umount –l /isodevice to ...
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how to bootup/reboot in verbose mode?

I have Ubuntu 14.04TLS. How can I permanently change grub to switch to verbose mode on bootup/reboot so I can see the rolling text? I would like to make this change stick. Thanks!
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Why iperf still reports 1Gbps performance when using bonding over two 1Gbps adapters?

As I understand it, bonding brings among other benefits the ability to increase the network speed between two machines in a LAN. Bonding [...] means combining several network interfaces (NICs) to ...
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Ubuntu: Restore not printed document from browser cache

I was at work today faced with a situation where I have to prove that I did not make a mistake. Without going into detail, yesterday I generated an important document which was to be printed. For ...
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Are there network connections that don't use the WiFii card or the Ethernet port?

I see many connections like when I use netstat, are they all to the internet? Are there any connections to the internet or other things that aren't forthcoming? I guess what I'm asking is what does ...
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How to stream from router-connected USB NAS to latest Linux Mint laptop? [on hold]

I started using Linux Mint on my laptop, I dumped Windows. I love it, found Cinnamon very easy to use. How do I stream movies from the USB NAS (WD passport) that's attached to my router to Mint? I ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu use capabilities on ping?

After running, $ ls -l /bin/ping -rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 34740 Nov 5 2012 /bin/ping I wonder, why doesn't Ubuntu use capabilities (i.e. raw sockets) rather than setuid?
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Why do we use double hyphen in “tar --anchored” and single hyphen in “tar -b”? [duplicate]

Why do we use double hyphen in tar --anchored and single hyphen in tar -b? I mean to say why some command line options have single hyphen (-) while some others have double (--)? Also a git example: ...
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USB drive stopped working

My USB pen drive (A-data UE700 64GB) suddenly stopped working. I tested it on few PCs (every one with Linux) and it doesn't work on any of them. The device isn't even mounted. It used to work alright ...
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Failed to load session Ubuntu and to fetch .archive.ubuntu.com

was downloading some updates like almost every day and a message about some files to remove or replace I think (I'm not sure) that I've accepted to replace without knowing I confess what is it about, ...
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elementary os on ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop I tried to install Pantheon desktop enviroment because I tried it on the elementary os before and I liked it but the last version of elementary os is ...
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ActiveMQ doesn't start on Ubuntu 14.04

One of the packages which seems to be plagued with problems is activemq. After installing it, it's necessary to enable one of the queues with a simple symlink: sudo ln -s ...
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Set Ubuntu System Proxy Settings without Restart from commandline

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 . I want to change the http proxy settings from the command line. This should be equivalent to changing in the GUI(All Settings->Network->Network Proxy) and clicking the button ...
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How to write/edit/update the OsIndications efi variable from command line?

In the need to enter the UEFI firmware setup utility while using ultra fast boot (keyboard drivers are not loaded during POST), I wish to write to the "Os Indications" efi variable. My OS is Ubuntu ...
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How to set up Motion to access my copied config file?

As suggested in this tutorial I made a copy of the Motion configuration file in my home folder under ~/.motion/motion.conf . But Motion then still tries to access the config-file under ...
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Unable to install bsddb185, Python library for opening Berkeley DB version 1.85 files on Ubuntu

I am writing a python program that makes use of some legacy Berkeley DB 1.85 files. Unfortunately I am unable to install the bsddb185 Python package, either for Python version 2.x and for Python 3. ...
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Ubuntu How to re-install bootloader

I accidently altered my partition table. Somehow I wiped it out completely and changed the disk label. The system has not been rebooted yet and I managed to rebuild it the way it originally was using ...
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how to close ports with no process attachedto it

how do you close ports if there are not processes attached to it? I used to run an application and they're using this ports previously for some reason the application crashed but if i restart the ...
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many many dpkg errors while upgrading

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, newly upgraded from 12.04. I was trying to upgrade my software, but it is showing many, many dpkg errors regarding texlive-*. When I type following command: sudo apt-get ...
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Setting up VGA Passthrough on Ubuntu with KVM : error no iommu_group for device qemu-system-x86_64

I'm trying to configure the VGA Passthrough on the Debian SID because I want to use Debian on the first monitor and Windows 7/8 on the other one. I have tried with XEN and with KVM but in both case I ...
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Print job “Held for authentication”

Following the instructions here, I have installed a Samba print server on an ARM-based Udoo-quad running Udoobuntu 12.04 LTS. The Samba server is working, and (after setting guest ok = yes in the ...
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How to make a Linux Application? [closed]

I want to know how is an application developed in Linux doing Python Programming.. I have no idea about what tools are used to make a linux executable application. I am using Ubuntu14.04.
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Static IP addressing issue in Ubuntu on BeagleBoneBlack Rev C

I have my BBB configured to use a static IP address using the following in the file /etc/network/interfaces: allow-hotplug eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.0.1 netmask ...
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trying to install offline [closed]

I have an ubuntu live system which is trying to connect to my broadcom wlan so I guess it needs the apt-get nonfree-software for this, But the problem that I'm offline. I downloaded wget for ...
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why are there links to links in system directories?

For example, the executable emacs: lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 23 Jun 9 2012 /usr/bin/emacs -> /etc/alternatives/emacs llrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 Jun 9 2012 /etc/alternatives/emacs -> ...
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Should I install npm in Kubuntu?

I am using Kubuntu. I am looking into installing a plugin to help in javascript. This seems to be good jshint but it mention npm install What is this? My understanding is that in Kubuntu I should only ...
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Compile source with later libraries on one server and use the binary on an older server

I may have a noob question regarding the compiling software from source. I need the latest libpcre3-dev library to compile a software from source, however, the current distribution of the OS (Ubuntu) ...
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Issues With ARIA2C and basic auth- WGET working

I'm having some issues getting aria2c working with basic http auth. Wget works perfectly, but I'd like to use arias multi-threading features !!link!! = https://www.site.com/directory/name Command ...
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controlling module loading order using a shell script or systemd(fedora) service?

Using Ubuntu 12.04 with systemd(default). I have a broadcom 4312 wireless card which needs "wl" driver and broadcom NIC which uses "b44" "ssb" modules. now, the problem is, at boot the wireless card ...
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Terminal won't go back to prompt after launching app [closed]

I'm running elementary OS Luna (based on Ubuntu 12.04) on which I've installed Okular as I consider it to be the best PDF reader even if it's meant primarily for KDE. The issue is this, I need to use ...
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File not found: Beautiful Soup

I am trying to run a program that I downloaded in Ubuntu latest version, but I continue getting an error everytime I try to run the program. It says: File Not Found: BeautifulSoup So in order to ...
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Owner of directory set to 518?

I recently installed some PHP site on a server for a customer. A guy calls me up and tells me he can't seem to upload to the img directory. I went in and took a look at the owner of said directory. ...
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Serving webpages with Apache on Ubuntu server

I've set up an old machine running Ubuntu server 13.1. I can access it remotely with webmin and I was able to install apache that way. What I would like to be able to do is to put web pages and be ...
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Disable processor speed changes on AC vs battery [closed]

My Toshiba Satellite L300 laptop freezes when I plug in the AC power cord. The problem is, whenever the processor goes in power management or downclocks, the system freezes and shows colorful ...
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Using upstart with stop unknown instance

I'm just getting into upstart so i wrote a very basic script just to print to log file called: vm-service.conf that I put in /etc/init: description "Virtual Images" author "Me" start on ...
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Error with gedit can't save any file

meraj@meraj-SATELLITE-C850-A785:~$ sudo gedit /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini (gedit:16243): Gtk-WARNING **: Calling Inhibit failed: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name ...
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Linux, wine && Lineage

I'm trying start Lineage Interlude client under: $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty ...
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Startup script with LSB headers not working correctly (dependency problem)?

I am creating a startup script for my Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS server. The script need to be run after the Rabbit MQ server. The Rabbit MQ startup script says it provides "rabbitmq-server". So I put this ...