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Activate/deactivate WiFi on Lenovo B5400 under Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Lenovo B5400 with Ubuntu 14.04 x64. The Ethernet port works fine. How can I enable/disable the WiFi connection? I have no hardware button for this functionality. Under Windows I can press ...
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How to forward windows using x11? [on hold]

How do you forward windows in x11, on Ubuntu?
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Running Linux on Smartphone

I have recently thought about buying a cheap second hand smartphone and install Linux on it as an experiment. I am sure this has been asked a lot but I cant seem to find an answer: Is there anyway ...
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Linux installation stops working after a few reboots

I'm trying to set up a dualboot Win8/Linux on my HP tablet (touchsmart tm2-1050ez). However, when I'm finished setting it all up, after a few more reboots, I'm not able to boot to Linux anymore, as I ...
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ipsec VPN setup on ubuntu 12.04 server, pluto not finding interface

I'm trying to setup ipsec however pluto appears not to bind to a public IP. Sep 18 04:36:45 shiftmy ipsec_setup: Starting Openswan IPsec 2.6.41... Sep 18 04:36:45 shiftmy ipsec_setup: Using ...
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Starting Resque worker with script doesnt work, starting by hand does

I am trying to figure out why my process doesn't work if started via a script, but works fine if started by hand. Here's the details: script is a resque worker start script. The script location is ...
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Autologin question with LightDM & Ubuntu 14.04

I have set up a batch of workstations at a library using DRBL. These workstations are running Ubuntu 14.04. I want these workstations to autologin to a specific user (a different one for each ...
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ifconfig ethernet (eth0) no data flow

Hello this is my ifconfig output: eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 50:46:5d:44:5e:fe inet addr:10.0.0.6 Bcast:10.0.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: ...
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Install OS in a directory

We can have the full filesystem structure of any OS in a directory. To which we can chroot, so it will behave as good as native login. Is there any way to install the an OS onto a partition with the ...
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svn update or checkout problem : Can't read length line in file '/home/username/svn_repository/db/revs/0/697'

My latest revision is 703 after svn committed. But When I execute the svn update or svn checkout commands from Client machine it throws. svn: REPORT of ...
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Ec2 network bandwidth consumed by internal ip? [on hold]

On iftop I can see ip-172---2.ec2.internal connected to my Ubuntu ec2 server for a long long time? This address doesn't even resolves as its a ec2 internal IP address. How can I block it?
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Need to auto-login after logout on ubuntu

I've set up a kiosk using Ubuntu 12.04, and I'd like to have it autologin after a user logs out or if the screen locks, in case someone manages to get back to lightdm or tries to login to the ...
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How to ssh into remote machine and create new user in bash script

I am writing a bash script and would like to ssh into a remote machine and execute the adduser command. This is not working, all that I get is the --help text for adduser when I run the code below. ...
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Capstone for Python not working

I'm unable to get Capstone (http://www.capstone-engine.org/lang_python.html) for Python to work. I have attempted to install capstone both using pip and compiling and installing from source. Both are ...
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dual boot from two different harddrives, windows and lubuntu not working

I have a computer with two harddrives. I first installed my Windows 8.1 on my ssd taking up the whole drive. Then on my second 2TB I made 3 partitions. 1TB is dedicated to external storage, 500GB is ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit is slow on Virtual machine

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit os on my Virtual machine. I have allocated 2GB ram to it. But the VM is running very slow, and left side taskbar is not visible. When I place my cursor on the ...
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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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BCache and disk encryption

I recently bought a new laptop with a 16Gb mSATA SSD cache drive. I haven't used that one yet. I have, however, opted for Ubuntu 13.04 with "Full Disk Encryption" for the main partition (is that ...
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./a.out && echo $? only prints return value if return = 0

echo $? in the following scenario does not display the return value, i.e. 1. echo "int main() { return 1; }" > foo.c gcc foo.c && ./a.out && echo $? However, echo $? works when ...
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Disadvantages of Ubuntu installed inside the Win vs next to Win

Are there any disadvantages of installing Ubuntu inside the Win using installator vs next to Win using bootable device? For example: My user account (on Win) contains diacritics which causes problems ...
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Make upstart log to /var/log/upstart/<service-name> directory

By default upstart logs to /var/log/upstart, and all the service logs are under the same directory. I want to have a directory under /var/log/upstart (say, /var/log/upstart/myservices where all my ...
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Why is my application being cut off?

I'm running a Java based application on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and for some reason it keeps getting cut off in the top left portion of the screen. I'm running this in VSphere, with VMWare Tools installed. ...
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How can I deny internet access to all processes except the chosen ones?

Sometimes I am forced to use really narrow Internet bandwidth of 56kbps. On my Ubuntu desktop I have too many programs, that frequently check something on the net - and hunting and disabling them ...
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How to list the services I am authorized to start or stop in Linux? [on hold]

I can use the following command in Linux, to list all services: chkconfig --list It lists all services running on that machine. I do not have the privilege to start/stop some of the services. How ...
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Etekcity Scroll E1 Wireless USB mouse does not work with Ubuntu 14.04

I have an Etekcity Scroll E1 Wireless USB Mouse that is not working with Ubuntu(but does work on Windows). According to their website, the mouse is compatible with Linux, and the Amazon reviews for it ...
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Can't get lm-sensors to ouput correctly or load ATI Radeon temp and fan

I am new to Linux and having minor issues. I followed this guide initially, but did not receive the proper output, and it did not show my ATI Radeon HD 5000 temperature or fan speed. Then I used this ...
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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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Playing or converting .dv4 files in Linux

I need to find a way to playback a number of .dv4 files on Ubuntu 12.04 and Fedora 20, possibly after having converted them to a more conventional format. So far I have managed to convert the files ...
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Binvox not working on a headless Linux server

I'm trying to run Binvox (http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~min/binvox/) via web server, on an Amazon EC2 server with Nvidia GRID K520 GPU and running Ubuntu 14.04. I'm using the system(binvox, $ret) ...
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Fedora 18 guest in VirtualBox 4.2: How to assign static IPv4 address to guest regardless of active ethernet interface on host

I have a Ubuntu 13.04 host running VirtualBox 4.2.12. This host has both a wired and a wireless network interface, but only one of which would usually be active at any given time. For example, at home ...
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USB hard drive won't remount after power outage

My home server has a USB hard drive plugged to it. Once in a while, the breakers jump or there are power outages. Since my server is a laptop, it keeps chugging along, but the rest of the hardware ...
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Xubuntu 12.04: slow login

I'm running Xubuntu 12.04, and after I ran the update, my login started slowing down big time. I've dabbled a little bit with the programs in Settings -> Settings Manager -> Session and Startup, and ...
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how to add wamp feature to lamp

I am used to do web development using wampserver in windows but recently I wanted to move to Linux and I am using LAMP now but I found that some useful feature in wampserver are not available in LAMP ...
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My .xsession and .xinitrc files are not executing

I have installed xmobar, xmonad on ubuntu 11.04. #!/bin/bash trayer --edge top --align right --SetDockType true --SetPartialStrut true \ --expand true --width 10 --transparent true --tint ...
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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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Apache Server on different disk partitions

I have an Apache server installed with Debian. Later, I partitioned my hard drive and installed Ubuntu on the new partition. Afterwards, I realized I could not access my Apache server while booted ...
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Configure multiple interfaces with different hostnames using DHCP and DNS

I have a machine running Ubuntu 12.04 Server with two interfaces connected (eth0, eth1) to the network. Our network is set up so that a FreeBSD based DHCP server hands out leases and registers the ...
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Dual Boot with Grub: can't boot Arch Linux [closed]

My history I got a PC with Intel 64 Bit Processor. There I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS at /dev/sdb1 and Arch Linux at /dev/sda1. Both use swap on /dev/sdb2. I tried (with success) to install ...
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How well do Chromebooks support other Linux distributions? [closed]

As many manufacturers of Notebooks do not offer any Notebooks without Windows preinstalled anymore, the next best thing would be a Chromebook. I'd like to know how well do/will other Linux ...
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Which Ubuntu GUI should I install? [closed]

I am trying to select a GUI for Ubuntu. If I just asked which one is best, I'd probably get a religious debate until the question was closed. But I'm asking which is the best fit for my needs, so ...
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Creating an user without a password

I'm trying to create user without password like this: sudo adduser \ --system \ --shell /bin/bash \ --gecos ‘User for managing of git version control’ \ --group \ --disabled-password \ ...
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Jingle CLI client / Jitsi replacement / VOIP

I am looking for a Jingle client for the command line. Currently, I use Jitsi, but my dreams of not needing the GUI for more than just web-browsing are not realized due to my reliance on this ...
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add-apt-repository Raises A Python Error

I wanted to install Numix icon theme, therefore I needed to add ppa, but it strangely raised this error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 163, in ...
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eth0 not being configured automatically

When I start an ubuntu 12.10 instance, eth0 is NOT getting configured. davidparks21@MySqlDB:~$ cat /run/network/ifstate lo=lo When I manually edit ifstate and add eth0=eth0 and service restart ...
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new users can't log in via GUI

I have added 3 new users to the system via a terminal session and defined their password. However at the GUI logon screen when I click on their account and put in the password I get the spinning wheel ...
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KUbuntu 10.04 / Dolphin File Manager: Is there a way to make .desktop files display the filename the same as the NAME= in the metadata?

As shown in the below screenshot, if I have a Folder Widget setup to point to the Desktop "place", the .desktop files appear with the filename of the Name= value in the file. However, if I browse ...
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How do I set my DNS on Ubuntu 14.04?

Most of the info I see online says to edit /etc/resolv.conf, but any changes I make just get overridden. $ cat /etc/resolv.conf # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by ...
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Unable to set hostname for use within network

I am having a lot of trouble setting up a hostname for my home server for use within my home network. My home server is running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and all packages are up to date. Management of this ...
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Ubuntu eth0 not detected

After installing a new version of this distro, eth0 is not detected automatically. command inxi -SNxz result: Network: Card-1: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57786 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe bus-ID: 01:00.0 ...
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How to create a fingerprint of the hardware from a dedicated root server? [duplicate]

Recently our ubuntu root server has been replaced after some failures. Unfortunatelly we cannot confirm if it really has been replaced or just some parts. What is the best and most thorough way to ...