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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 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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Sound volume control does not work in Ubuntu

My sound volume control does not work when I'm logged in with my regular user, though the sound works correctly. What's weirder is that the sound control works when I'm logged in as guest. With my ...
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“Input/output error” when accessing a directory

I want to list and remove the content of a directory on a removable hard drive. But I have experienced "Input/output error": $ rm pic -R rm: cannot remove `pic/60.jpg': Input/output error rm: cannot ...
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Linux Permissions vsftpd

I have mybb installed and running in /var/www/forums. I have two users part of the www group, logan and www-data. I have the recursive permissions of forums directory set to: chmod -R 755 forums ...
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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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Ubuntu - No space left on device (NTFS)

I have a server which stores a lot of data, I keep many nested directories with millions of files in them. While trying to move one big directory (~700GB) from one disk to another I get an error: mv ...
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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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After changing user directory name system stuck at boot [on hold]

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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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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how to solve permission denied problem in ubuntu [on hold]

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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How to repair Ubuntu after upgrade? (from recovery mode)

I have gone through countless threads on the following error and none have helped. Your screen, graphics card, and input device settings could not be detected correctly. You will need to configure ...
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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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Linux Ubuntu / Mint Live CD user-home customization

I'm trying to customize Linux Mint Live CD with these instruction (uck doesn't work for me). What I want is to have more icons at its Live CD user (/home/mint/Desktop) but I can't find /home/mint on ...
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rs232 to usb not working

I also asked this question on AskUbuntu but there nobody comments on it I have a konig rs232 serial to usb adapter (no FTDI chip), but when I try to connect to a cisco switch/router (via Putty, ...
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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? [on hold]

System is 32bit. Have Nvidia Geforce 610M graphics card on my laptop. Am booting ubuntu 14.04 lts from usb
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Evince fails to start because it cannot read .Xauthority

I'm logged in remotely over SSH with X forwarding to a machine running Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid). Most X11 applications (e.g. xterm, gnome-terminal) work fine. But Evince does not start. It seems unable to ...
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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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Installing Ubuntu-13.0 Desktop in Qemu

Following are the details of my system: Fedora Core-18, i686. I am trying to install ubuntu in the qemu. Following are the commands I executed: qemu-img create ubuntu.img 8G qemu-system-i386 -hda ...
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Root access that can't change root password?

We are having a little problem on a server. We want that some users should be able to do e.g. sudo and become root, but with the restriction that the user can't change root password. That is, a ...
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How to reduce ClamAV memory usage?

I'm running a Ubuntu based web server (Apache, MySQL) on a 512MB VPS. This is more than sufficient for the website it is running (small forum). As I wanted to add some protection against viruses I ...
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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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Prevent claiming of novelty usb device by usbhid so I can control it with libusb?

I have a USB rocket launcher that I wish to experiment with through libusb. However, libusb cannot claim the interface; presumably because the output of usb-devices lists 'usbhid' as the driver for ...
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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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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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How do I switch from Ubuntu desktop to Ubuntu server?

I'm currently setting up a home server using a very, very old PC. It has Ubuntu 11.10 installed on it, but it can't actually handle the GUI. I want to install the server edition of Ubuntu, which is ...
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Why is this python error message generated whenever I type a nonsense command?

Whenever I type any "nonsense" command, this python error message is generated. Normal commands work fine. Any idea how to debug this? $ somenonexistingcommand Traceback (most recent call last): ...
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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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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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No ttyUSB when connecting USB-RS485 to Beaglebone Black

I'm trying to connect a externally powered board to control the motors of a robot to my BeagleBone Black. I'm using ssh over USB(the mini-usb) to control the Beaglebone from my laptop. The BBB is ...
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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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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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“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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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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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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Powertop doesn't display Power est. column

When I run powertop, it doesn't display the "Power Est." column that shows the estimated power consumption in Watts of each row. It should look like in the screen capture here: MacBook Pro Retina: ...
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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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OpenSSH hangs after login without showing login prompt

I ran across an issue with ssh after fresh Ubuntu 13.10 installation on Lenovo T420. I tried git pull (which failed) and this led me to more general ssh failing. After spending some 2-3 hrs of ...
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Can't boot, task btrfs-transacti blocked for more than 120 seconds, how to fix this?

My computer was set up to boot Ubuntu 15.04 via UEFI. I have two disks. My first disk /dev/sda is a 128 GB ssd formatted as GPT, containing an EFI partition and a btrfs partiton with subvolume @ ...
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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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My Ubuntu 14.04 LTS doesn't have sound

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on VMware workstation version 10.0.0 on my Windows 7 machine. After installing I figured out that it doesn't have any sound so I checked the sound settings. All items seem to ...
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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.