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Unable to reinstall GRUB on encrypted filesystem

I made a mistake and deleted the contents of my /boot directory, including GRUB (btw this is easy to do, there is no notice that it will make your system unbootable)! I was going to try to re-copy ...
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How to install the latest version of Git on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have version 2.5 of Git on Ubuntu: $ git --version git version 2.5.0 but Git is at version 2.7.1 now. The Git website says to do apt-get install git to install it. But I tried both sudo ...
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Debian 8 - Run scripts after boot

I've tried run some scripts after boot via /etc/rc.local. /etc/rc.local #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel. # Make sure that the script will ...
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Is it possible to limit the set of English locales on a system?

On Debian and Ubuntu is it possible to limit the locales which have to be configured? I know that /var/lib/locales/supported.d/local and /var/lib/locales/supported.d/en govern which locales are being ...
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How and where to install a headers only library?

I like to install gource which requires libglm-dev installed on the system. I am using Ubuntu 10.10. Maverick. The newest sources of the headers only library I found is not available for apt-get. ...
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Nvidia - Digits error: Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_cursor_new_for_display

On amazon server g2.2xlarge running ubuntu 14.04 I've tried to install Nvidia's digits. (after installing cuda, cudnn and caffe successfully) But, When I try to run the file 'runme.sh' in the ...
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Share my Windows 7 C folder with another Ubuntu Linux 15.10 Lenovo desktop computer

I would like to share my Windows 7 C folder with another Ubuntu Linux 15.10 Lenovo desktop computer. The following URL describes how to do this procedure. ...
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How to Install Microsoft Windows OS if already have Ubuntu 12.04 installed

I have purchased a Dell laptop with Ubuntu Linux 12.04 installed in it, and I want to install Microsoft Windows operating system on Ubuntu and have dual booting. I hope to install the Microsoft ...
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Unable to create Kali Linux bootable USB with Windows10/Ubuntu

I am trying to Triple boot Kali Linux with windows and Ubuntu. Ubuntu and Windows 10 are both already installed on my Dell-Inspiron. I was following the tutorial at this page to make the Bootable Kali ...
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How to install MTP driver on any older linux like Ubuntu Lucid Lynx. 10.4 [on hold]

Where to download all required files for mtpfs and how to install ?
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“ip rule list” command not working correctly on Ubuntu

When I try to execute sudo ip rule list or sudo ip rule the output just keeps scrolling with the following output. This is on Ubuntu 15.04 0: from all lookup local 0: from all lookup local ...
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Downgrading from 14.04LTS to 12.04LTS

I was using ubuntu 12.04 and upgraded to 14.04 32-bit system. I don't like the 14.04 because it's not very stable. How can I downgrade back to 12.04LTS?
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Which system for make command? [on hold]

I am attempting to use the make command to build a project. However I do not know which system to select. How can I tell? Running Ubuntu 15.04 on a Dell Latitude D630 with an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU ...
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Need exact steps to [on hold]

I need steps to do some work on open source softwares Install the .tar file in Unix/Ubuntu Connect database to the application Modify the application from browser as user admin since i do not know ...
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New user can't open FTP with Nginx/PHP5-FPM [on hold]

We have Ubuntu server running proftpd with Nginx/PHP5-FPM. Four ftp accounts opening different directories (account1 to a1.com, account2 to a2.com...), I created one new account (account5) and set ...
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error while compiling c file

I am a newer user of Ubuntu I used to compile c file via Code Block in Win OS. But now I've created a simple program (hello ,world!). This is the code #include<stdio.h> /* demo.c: My first C ...
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How to boot linux without any prompts? [on hold]

When I boot my linux computer it prompts me to notify me that I have usb devices connected. I have to press a key for it to finish booting. Is there a way to bypass this so that the computer will ...
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Bash script in /etc/pm/sleep.d/ blocks suspension

I have a simple script on my ubuntu, which I placed into /etc/pm/sleep.d/. Here it is: /etc/pm/sleep.d$ cat 01_working_with_pulseaudio #! /bin/sh case "$1" in hibernate|suspend) ...
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Cannot ssh using PuTTy with a valid username and password. How to make sure server and the PuTTy keyboard / terminals are same? Other issues?

Novice here looking for a solution... Problem: Cannot ssh into a ubuntu 14.01 server (tried using PuTTY and RoyalTS) from a Windows 8.1 laptop. The terminal window comes up with prompt for the ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo Essential G505S (59-380131) Laptop

The configuration of my laptop is: Lenovo Essential G505S (59-380131) Processor : APU Quad Core A10 RAM : 8GB [I have upgraded RAM from 4GB to 8GB] HDD : 1TB O.S. : Win7 Ultimate 64 Bit Graphics Card ...
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How to troubleshoot and fix Wifi driver on Wandboard DUAL?

Environment Wandboard DUAL C1 Ubuntu Trusty using these instruction Issue I was able to install Ubuntu Trusty and I am failing to get the Wifi driver to work. root@ubuntu-armhf:~# uname -a Linux ...
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What is the command or hotkey for stopping a running program in DrJava?

I installed DrJava about a week ago. Its been working fine so far but I ran into an infinite loop and wanted a way to stop the program from running without having to force DrJava to quit. Is there a ...
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How do I boot into Ubuntu 12.10 or higher WITHOUT using grub2, but just grub?

I have a machine I SSH into on a Rackspace virtual XEN environment originally built as Ubuntu 11.04, but I have since upgraded to 12.04 with a grub 1.99 on menu.lst, not a grub2. The ...
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netsnmp sending traps on ping failure

Is there an easy way to send a SNMP trap on a event, i.e. one of my IP cameras goes down. The IP cameras do not have any ability to have a SNMP agent installed, but I have a script that checks if the ...
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Ethernet Connection not working on Ubuntu 14.04 (with Windows 10 dual boot)

I've dual booted Windows 10 (first) with Ubuntu 14.04. The ethernet works fine when logged into Windows, but when I log into Ubuntu, The Connection Icon (right on the top tray) shows the wireless ...
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Ubuntu-based Distribution Building: SKEL cannot be read by a normal user inside live system

I'm making a distribution based off of Ubuntu called 'feren OS' but I'm having trouble finding a way to make the folders added into the Folder of the root system read-only inside the Live Session ...
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Redirecting path to remote mount point

I've got an NFS mount pointing at a different server: mount -t nfs X.X.X.X:/asteriskstorage /mnt/asteriskstorage I can access /mnt/asteriskstorage and all seems fine. What I want to do is redirect ...
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Suspend isn't working anymore after upgrade to xubuntu 15.10

Suspend doesn't halt my old computer (DELL Precision T7400) since I updated to xubuntu 15.10. I have a black screen after suspending but the computer is still working (fan, led, ...) I suspect ...
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How can I set up a remote port forward on port 80 to my localhost with the help of setcap?

I'd like to accept connections briefly for development when I'm NATed, and so I'm attempting to do this: $ ssh ubuntu@example.org -R 80:localhost:80 Which fails as I'm trying to bind a port that is ...
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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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how do I recover mono-.NET4.5 runtime capability if I delete subdirectories such as /usr/lib/mono/2.0?

On Ubuntu Linux 15.10 , how do I recover mono-.NET4.5 runtime capability only if I delete the following subdirectories /usr/lib/mono/2.0,/usr/lib/mono/3.5,/usr/lib/mono/4.0 and /usr/lib/mono/4.5 ? We ...
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Is there parallel wget? Something like fping but only for downloading?

I've found only puf (Parallel URL fetcher) but could to get it work with reading urls from file and something like puf < urls.txt does not work either. The operating system installed on the ...
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minicom showing offline

I am trying to use minicom in Ubuntu. To do this I first connect my USB to DB9 converter, then I type this command on terminal dmesg | grep tty to check if my USB to DB9 converter is connected ...
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how to change the Output Directory in a LINUX makefile so that a shared object can be relatively specified in C# DLLImport?

I would like to find out how to change the Output Directory in a LINUX makefile so that a shared object can be relatively specified in C# DLLImport? I read the following hint in ...
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I can't install Ubuntu on my Samsung notebook with Windows 8.1 [on hold]

I can't install Ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot with windows 8.1. I already tried various bootable USB sticks but to no avail. It's as if the BIOS knows everything I'm doing and stops me before I can ...
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How to copy-merge two directories? [duplicate]

I have two directories images and images2 with this structure in Linux: /images/ad /images/fe /images/foo ... and other 4000 folders and the other is like: /images2/ad /images2/fe ...
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Why does .pam_environment not include $HOME in my new path?

I created a /home/myname/.pam_environment file containing PATH DEFAULT=${PATH}:${HOME}/apps/flyway But my new path doesn't end with /home/myname/apps/flyway. Why not? $ echo $PATH ...
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how do I add a udev property for my android phone?

I'm trying to get my android phone recognised by rhythmbox. Talking to upstream, rhythmbox gets the value of "id_model" for the udev device - if it is "Android" then it should work. How do I use a ...
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Null device handler and serial number is 0

I am working with a camera that connects via usb. When connecting the device, dmesg shows the serial number as 0 and when I try to run code to take an image, I get a Null handler error. I figure the ...
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Upload large file to Sourceforge

I just make a project in sourceforge and I want to upload some file to my project page with 1.5GB size, but I can't do this with normal way because it's allow me to upload files with 1GB size. How ...
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Common packages from multiple repos(Ubuntu 14.04) [on hold]

Which repository will Ubuntu choose to download a package from if the same package is available in more than one repos? I have Backbox installed and I added Cyborg Hawk's repo in the source.list file ...
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Monitor auto-detect Ubuntu

I am currently running Ubuntu 15.04 on my desktop machine with two monitors attached. One monitor is NOT directly connected to my machine but wired through a HDMI-switch (so I can connect my PS4 or ...
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Change user maildir to custom location upon creation of the user

I use Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS . How to change the location of the Mailbox /home/user/Maildir/ to /Location/Mail/? I dont have to create home directory for that user. I did some changes in the ...
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Smooth scrolling - where does it come from?

So, I've been dealing with Ubuntu and other Debian-based distros for a while and kinda like Crunchbang. But I've been also noticing that Ubuntu (as well as LMDE) comes with that fancy/nice/eyecandy ...
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Ubuntu won't boot on win10

I want to switch from Windows 10 to Ubuntu but the problem is that USB won't boot up, it just skips and Windows 10 boots up. I tried USB on second PC where I have Ubuntu and it boots fine from USB. ...
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Can't install KMAIL?

$ sudo apt-get install kmail Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree .... The following information may help resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet ...
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btrfs - how to list files stored in a block?

I have some troubles with my btrfs file system on Ubuntu (my partition automatically enter in read-only mode after the login screen). I would like to know if one can know which files are included in ...
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ubuntu IPTables

I started hosting my game-server on Ubuntu Linux 14.04 I am having an issues ، some enemies/bug abusers log in 2+ characters in the same second then they spam a certain spell/word that lags/stops my ...
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carton: command not found

Probably a simple question, I am trying to work with Perl for the first time and I am having some difficulty installing Carton. I am following this guide to install Erco. I am on Ubuntu 14. I have ...
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Cannot find -lgcc

I'm trying to compile my next basic c program after hello-world. This contains two supporting modules. I have Ubuntu running in a VM through VirtualBox on a mac. Everything is up to date but I ...