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Installed Linux, now Windows doesn't boot anymore

I had a working Windows 8.1 which I used regularly. Today I needed Linux, so I chose Ubuntu and installed it from a bootable flash drive alongside Windows. Everything worked well, I could choose which ...
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Is it Safe to chown on /usr/lib?

Can I do this? sudo chown -R myUsernName /usr/lib I mean can I do this without worrying that my OS will be broken? Or permissions will be screwed up? Here is the reason why I would like to do it ...
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Subprocess returned an errorcode

I'm trying to install TinyOS in virtual box on Ubuntu and am having some issues. The error I am getting is Errors were encountered while processing: ...
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/etc/fstab is mounting rw filesystem as read-only

A partition of my internal hard drive (not the root partition) I want to mount automatically on boot. I've been using /etc/fstab to mount my external backup drive automatically read-only, so this is ...
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Is it okay to modify Ubuntu Linux 16.04's /etc/fstab after I initialized it?

I modified /etc/fstab after I initialized it on an Ubuntu Linux 16.04 system running on an Lenovo Thinkstation desktop. After it messed up my Ubuntu Linux 16.04 system causing it to go into emergency ...
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How do Linux kernel modules get enabled in a Linux distro's kernel package?

Although I know how to recompile my kernel to enable a module I want, I'm curious to know how the default Linux kernel modules are chosen in a Linux distribution's kernel package. Taking a comparison ...
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Double sided DVD's: Is it possible to have a dual-layer (both sided) DVD that is usable for 9.4GB Distro Installs?

I was looking at installs with all my OSS software, and the 4.7GB limit was reached for install of a particular Linux distro. My question is is it possible to have a Double-sided DVD-RAM (i.e. the ...
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Tmux shortcut problem

While using Tmux, I tried to maximise the current pane using <prefix> z, and had a bit of a keyboard fail and accidently held down the prefix keys while pressing z, instead of letting go of the ...
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Ubuntu won't lock on lid close, lock keystroke, or settings -> lock on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed via croton to a chromebook

I installed ubuntu via this guide http://lifehacker.com/how-to-install-linux-on-a-chromebook-and-unlock-its-ful-509039343 using the unity option instead of xfce. WHen I close the lid, hit the lock ...
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nmcli freedesktop DBus warnings and errors

As soon as I do nmcli con up id <ESSID>, I experience some warnings/errors: ** (process:4841): WARNING **: async_got_type: could not read properties for ...
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Why does modifying /etc/fstab and starting the autofs service corrupt my home directory? [on hold]

I am running Ubuntu Linux 16.04 on a Lenovo Thinkstation. Yesterday when I modified /etc/fstab and started the autofs service, I lost access to my home directory /home/frank which I valiantly tried to ...
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Openvpn exclude ip in pool

I have an OpenVPN server running on a Linux Ubuntu box. Multiple clients connect to this server (500+) and that is why I set the server-bridge option like this: server-bridge 10.0.100.1 255.255.0.0 ...
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Uninstall Wordpress

I am still at the beginning and just wondering how to uninstall totally WordPress and then reinstall it. I installed first time from this tutorial.
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Eclipse Mars reacts delayed and crashes on Ubuntu 16

I´ve changed from Windows to Ubuntu 16.04 recently and when I'm running Eclipse Mars 2 (4.5.2), it reacts really slow or delayed. When I try to do anything like creating a new project, importing or ...
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How to extend filesystem partition on Ubuntu VM?

I'm running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 as a VM on a mac with vmware fusion. I'm getting space warning issues and now want to expand from 20GB to 200GB. I powered off the VM and on the vmware side ...
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Where are my lost cron jobs?

I am trying to port the code over to a new server hosted somewhere else, and I want to know what cron jobs are running on the old box. Where can I find these? crontab -l SHELL="/bin/bash" 0 0,6 * * ...
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i3status alsa mixer

How do I get i3status to display the volume level from alsamixer instead of Pulseaudio? This is my volume configuration right now: volume master { format = "♪: %volume" format_muted ...
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Return owner of process given PID

I'm trying to grab the owner of a process from a list, I have the command pidof nmap to get the then ps -u <PID> | grep USER that I'm currently playing around with, but when I run it, it ends ...
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Make bluetooth device invisible / disable incoming pairing

I am using the bluez package for my bluetooth usb dongle on ubuntu server. I want to be able to initiate bluetooth connection from the dongle to a device, however a device itself shall not be able to ...
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ubuntu server 16.04: cannot get supervisor to start automatically

I installed supervisor on ubuntu server 16.04. $ sudo apt-get install supervisor $ sudo update-rc.d supervisor defaults After rebooting, supervisor didn't get started automatically. Checked the ...
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tail -f, but with line numbers

I'm trying to see how many times foo bar appears in /var/log/foo.log within an arbitrary amount of time on a remote server, but nothing that I've tried so far has worked. I've already got a timer ...
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how to create an icon button in X11?

I am using x11 library for creating a simple window application in Linux. I want to add an icon button (graphical button) to my app - something similar to this: Are there any instructions on how to ...
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org.eclipse.swt.SWTError: No more handles [gtk_init_check() failed] while running eclipse on ubuntu

I was trying to open eclipse in my ubuntu VM with the below commmand.. And as soon as I do that, I always get the below exception - ubuntu@username-dyn-vm1-48493:~$ eclipse Eclipse: An error has ...
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Console keymapping

I have installed Arch Linux on my Thinkpad W530, and none of the Fn-Fx keys or the volume buttons work. However, they do work before I have booted into Arch at the Grub menu. (I can change the ...
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Using chroot to restore Kubuntu 14.04

I have accidentaly purged some system files and now Kubuntu 14.04 won't boot past the start up logo. I read online that I can perform changes on my system through my LiveUSB and the BASH chroot ...
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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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pptp is refusing traffic

I have setup a pptp (VPN) server on CentOS 6.5. I can connect, but unfortunately, when I try to load a page, it hangs on 'Connecting...' I have no idea what could cause this... tail /var/log/messages ...
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Practical method to safely use a USB stick on daily basis for Linux

Which practical method exist for safely using a USB stick on a daily basis, for Linux-based systems (e.g. Ubuntu) ? With emphasis over the following: I'm well aware that nothing is 100% secure ...
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scp and rsync not working when executed within .sh files from “startup programs window”

With Ubuntu Mate 16.04, I have a file my_backup.sh like this: # Log just for trying echo $(date) >> /home/albert/dia_hora # BBDD NOW=$(date --date="yesterday" +"%d") ...
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Low display resolution Ubuntu Gnome remix 12.10

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome remix 12.10 and it can't recognize my display. My HW is: Intel i3 3225 with HD 4000 onboard / is on a OCZ Vertex 4 SSD display is an old IBM Thinkvision with vga connector ...
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Errors building and installing clBLAS on Ubuntu 16.04 (64bit)

I'm tring to build clBLAS from source on Ubuntu 16.04 (64bit). From the cmake configuration output it appear the dependencies have been satisfied. I'm being guided by instructions from here like so; ...
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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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How does this work in firewalld? iptables accept all [on hold]

On Ubuntu with plain iptables, filter table, INPUT chain: Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT) num target prot opt source destination 1 ACCEPT all -- anywhere anywhere ctstate ...
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xcalib not saving brightness settings and other issues

I have certain issues which I'll list below, I hope you can help me: 1.) I have xcalib installed, I use it to manually change my contrast settings (something not possible in ubuntu directly, at least ...
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Ubuntu Postfix Open LDAP integration - no SASL authentication mechanisms

Ive followed all the steps in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Postfix/DovecotLDAP but I am getting a localhost postfix/smtpd[12520]: fatal: no SASL authentication mechanisms in my ...
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ssh doesn't let you change your password ,if expired

abc@xyz:~$ ssh root@178.63.93.31 root@178.63.93.31's password: You are required to change your password immediately (root enforced) Welcome to Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.13.0-85-generic x86_64) ...
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How to Find LaTeX generated PDF files?

I need to find LaTeX Generated PDF files because I want to find those files made by me. I think find could possibly work here. OS X El-Capitan I run Ulrich's proposal find BitTorrentSync/ -exec ...
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Share Internet from WebOS tv with ubuntu pc through Ethernet

Is it possible to share WebOS TV's internet connection with ubuntu using Ethernet ? Do I have to do anything for this on my Ubuntu (Gnome) pc? I'll be thankful if you tell me How I can do that? Sorry ...
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D-Link DWM-156 HSPA USB Modem doesn't work with SIM card inserted

I have a D-Link DWM-156 HSPA modem, that I bought just a few days ago. The modem has drivers in its internal storage. There are Debian packages (.deb) for both i386 and amd64, so obviously I installed ...
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Remote headless streaming of GUI from Linux: X says “No protocol specified” before login

The goal: I want to stream video (i.e., to Twitch) of the graphical output of a Java program I'm running on a headless Linux box. I also want to be able to start this up remotely and without a ...
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xkill Used On Desktop

Mouse accidentally clicked on Desktop while active with an xkill terminal command. Which makes it completely without use. Have used nemo command which resets everything as long as terminal remains ...
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Is it safe to uncheck Ubuntu Recommended Updates?

I'm currently using Lubuntu 16.04 LTS . There are three options in Software and Updates app which are Important security updates (xenial-security) should be necessary. It doesn't matter having ...
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How to Install R's devtools and digitize?

System: Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit, Dell PC 2013, 16 GB, i5 2013. I need devtools because I need the function install_github to install the non-CRAN package digitize here. I installed R by sudo apt-get ...
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Which script is responsible for mounting an HGFS share on an Ubuntu 16.04 guest running on a Windows host in VMWare Workstation 12?

I'm trying to change the permissions of the mount so that the owner of all files/folders in the shared folder residing on the Windows host doesn't default to root. I've found this ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu

I'm tying to install a fresh Ubuntu 15.10 distro on my laptop. I boot my pc from the usb with the Ubuntu installer, On the GRUB menu, I select test without install, but when it reachs the screen where ...
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SVN connection refused (Ubuntu)

I'm trying to check out my repository, but it can not connect to my project archive and refuses the connection. When I try to checkout in Uni it works, but not at home. I tried to change the ...
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Hide curl output

I'm making a curl request where it displays an html output in the console like this <b>Warning</b>: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at ...
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update-rc.d squid3 init.d init weirdness

sudo service squid3 status works, implying squid is in upstart. However a listing of services using sudo service --status-all does not show squid. Neither does sudo update-rc.d squid3 defaults ...
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Ubuntu 16 stop lightdm and start xinit/xterm

I am working with Ubuntu 16. I have been able to stop the desktop environment using: sudo service lightdm stop Now I would like to start, from another terminal in a console environment, the X ...
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Increasing a Volume

I used Gparted Live cd to resize a volume group and logical partition when i reboot and try to use lvextend –l +100%FREE /dev/vda5 i get this message : Path required for Logical Volume "–l" ...