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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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Linker error: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lgcc_s

I am trying to compile symlinks (tar.gz-file), which is a very small tool with one line for compilation: gcc -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O2 -N -s -o symlinks symlinks.c which gives the error .... ...
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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 fix unreliable Realtek Wireless card on Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Realtek RTL8188CE wireless card and it works fine when I have a strong signal, but if I get even slightly away from the wifi I lose connectivity even though there is a strong Rx signal. I ...
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Firefox: use system proxy settings, but where are these?

Running Ubuntu 13.10, Firefox is configured to use the system proxy settings, but it seems it fails to pick them up. The computer is connected to the network, and it's possible to establish a ...
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Ubuntu password policy

I want to set the system-wide password policy on an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server. Googling around, a lot of people point to this (very old) document: ...
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How do I change file/directory permission of a nfs mounted directory, so I access files as user?

On a Ubuntu computer I mounted a directory from another computer using the following line in the fstab: 12.34.56.78:/space/Images /mnt/space/images nfs rsize=16384,wsize=16384,rw,auto,nolock 0 0 ...
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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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nodm not working on bootup

I've setup and used nodm in the past (it is extremly simple and easy), but now cannot get it working. My base system is Ubuntu 13.04 server, but I have tried Debian and older Ubuntu servers as well. ...
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What makes CentOS “enterprisey” compared to “generic” distributions like Ubuntu?

What makes CentOS "enterprisey" compared to "generic" distributions like Ubuntu? When I say "enterprisey" I actually mean "better for server deployments". Just a general question, because I was ...
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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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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 install QGIS from source into user space?

I want to install QGIS from source on Ubuntu 13.10. (saucy). into ~/bin. There is Python 2.7.5+ installed. Therefore, I cloned the repository to my machine and checked out the master branch. First I ...
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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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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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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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Audio cuts in and out after upgrading from Ubuntu 12.10 -> 13.10

So my audio was working perfectly fine (XBMC, VLC, Flash in Chrome, etc) before the upgrade. Now that I've upgraded, I can still play audio, but it plays for a second or two at a time before cutting ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu - Booting black screen with purple border

After the installation of Ubuntu, when I try to boot a black screen with a purple box appears without let me see the GRUB menu. Then the screen becomes black and Ubuntu starts booting. Ubuntu is 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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Anti Aliased Fonts with NoMachine NX

I am running nx server on a headless ubuntu server. Its desktop is to Unix -> Custom -> Emacs which gives me an Emacs window on the local machine. The only thing that does not work as expected is the ...
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Installation of Canon Laserjet LBP 2900B Printer drivers in Linux Mint-16-Cinnamon-64 bit

Respected and experienced folks, A bit of research on the net tells me to "install" Synaptic Package Manager from the Ubuntu Software Center to the above mentioned Linux Mint version! If it helps, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to fix boot into initramfs prompt and “mount: can't read '/etc/fstab': No such file or directory” and “No init found”?

Installing a new system using a GPT partitioned disk dedicated to a single partition, ext4 formatted, extlinux (version 4.05) as bootloader, Ubuntu Core version 13.10 amd64 as rootfs, and Ubuntu ...
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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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How can I switch between different audio output hardware using the shell?

I use my laptop with an external monitor which has speakers. When the monitor is attached through HDMI I can switch (using the GUI: Sound Setting --> Hardware) between the normal laptop audio output ...
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How to solve problem related to black screen with cursor only after loging in?

Suddenly, I got crash report after logging in to my primary account. It says "cannot open display". But, everything work just fine while loging in with "Guest" account. I tried using these methods ...
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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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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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Wifi broadcom 4313 with proprietary driver (Ubuntu) randomly stops connecting to wireless networks

I have a laptop with Broadcom 4313 wireless module, using Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 as OS When reconnecting to network or when waking laptop from suspend/rebooting it sometimes cannot connect to any ...
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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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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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'Open .bash_profile' conflict on Ubuntu

I want to edit .bash_profile on my Ubuntu system. When I try to run the command open .bash_profile, it gives this message: Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console Please help me get ...
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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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Mounting USB camera on Ubuntu

I am quite new at Linux and I have to install this SwissRanger camera on Ubuntu. I am trying to follow their USB mounting instructions and I got stuck. From the instructions: Modify the usbdevfs ...
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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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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 ...