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A stop job is running for LVM

I use full disk encryption which uses an LVM. It uses like this in lsblk: NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda ...
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Is there a solution for when a system hangs on “switching to clocksource tsc” anyway?

Ok so this is exactly what I did yesterday, and what I have tried to solve the problem so far. The distribution is Ubuntu Server 12.04. What I have done just before the error appeared I added a new ...
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What is the xcalib -screen number for the HDMI monitor?

I must use a VGA-to-DVI cable and a HDMI cable to run two monitors. I'm trying to invert the colors on both monitors but I can only invert one of them: $ xcalib -invert -alter -s 0 #works $ xcalib ...
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Graph is too large for cairo-renderer bitmaps Error

Im trying to use pyreverse to generate images of UML diagrams for a project source code. When I run the pyreverse command and specify to generate .png images, it runs and then after a while, it shows: ...
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Compiling and running Snapper for Ubuntu

I am trying to get snapper working in my Mint 14. (The version from launchpad is old and not compatible with Ubuntu 12.10. The OpenSuSe's build project failed to build it, too). So I try my luck with ...
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To what extent does LXC manage configuring the network interface in a container?

In the LXC config file we can specify an IP address for a container: lxc.network.type=veth lxc.network.link=br0 lxc.network.ipv4 = 10.1.0.35/16 lxc.network.flags=up lxc.network.hwaddr= ...
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“at” jobs stuck?

I have a system that uses the at command to schedule simple commands to be executed later. The command in question uses a lock so that multiple commands started at the same time execute sequentially ...
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How to create a Music Mix video with kdenlive?

I am trying to use kdenlive (0.9.10) on Ubuntu 14.04 to create a simple music-mix clip (for youtube). This clip has a total length of about 90 minutes and is composed of several mp3 tracks, which ...
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Can't connect to Virtualbox VM's static IP which is in a different subnet from the hosts's IP, but statically routed to the host HW addr

I have a physical server running Ubuntu Trusty (14.04) at a data centre where they assigned one IP address, as well as a /28 block (16 IP addresses, 14 usable) from a different subnet. They said that ...
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Use case for qemu-static for same architecture

I just discovered that the 64bit amd version of the Ubuntu package qemu-user-static contains the binary /usr/bin/qemu-x86_64-static. Normally, qemu-user-static is used for emulating another ...
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Differences in Ubuntu packaging? Eclipse vs. Firefox

Installing a reasonably recent version of Eclipse on Ubuntu (as its upstream Debian) requires a manual install (downloaded directly from the Eclipse website, or a PPA if one can be found). Compare the ...
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Is this a valid setup for tracking file ownership using Samba share and managing rights?

Just need someone to look over my shoulder and tell me if this setup will work without any big problems down the road after I start adding users. Current setup: Ubuntu 14.0.4LTS Samba 4.1.6-Ubuntu ...
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start-stop-daemon, services, environment variables, and ansible

So, I have a Java program that runs Ansible. I'd like to run this program as a service. I've written a service script in /etc/init.d that uses start-stop-daemon to run/stop the Java program. I've run ...
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On what level is touch screen support implemented in Linux?

I'm trying to use a Linux OS on my tablet PC (Lenovo Thinkpad Helix 15). I tried Ubuntu, but except for switching and moving windows and bringing up the launcher, there doesn't seem to be a lot of ...
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Synaptics touchpad inactive before suspend, active after resume

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04. I usually disable the touchpad. (because my palms make the cursor jump all over the screen!) When I suspend (by closing my laptop's lid) and then resume (by opening the ...
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Restrict the maximum number of independent IP connection on specific port at the same time

I set up a server as a socks5 proxy. I'd like restrict the maximum number(1 or 5 or 20) independent IP connection on specific port at the same time. I have searched on google, only see some articles ...
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Why is my SSH authentication socket different from the man pages?

These two entries of man ssh-agent describe the SSH authentication socket: $TMPDIR/ssh-XXXXXXXXXX/agent.<ppid> UNIX-domain sockets used to contain the connection to the authentication ...
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parse error in /var/lib/dpkg/status: `Depends' field, invalid package name `python:any'

How can I fix the following error? sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following ...
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How to setup unprivileged LXC container without reboot?

I am writing some bootstrapping scripts, and I can't get usermode LXC containers working on vanilla Ubuntu 14.04 headless without a reboot. Here is what i do. First, I download and install Ubuntu ...
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Grub rescue after corrupted hard-drive (“read-only filesystem”)

I run xubuntu 12.04 alongside a NTFS storage partition and a windows 8 partition. I moved my MySQL data directory off the xubuntu (ext4) partition, onto the NTFS partition, and did an import of a ...
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Using RAW video encoding with gstreamer & VLC

I'm streaming RAW video with gstreamer like so: gst-launch-1.0 -v videotestsrc ! rtpvrawpay ! udpsink host="127.0.0.1" port="5000" This outputs the following caps: caps = application/x-rtp, ...
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nVidia fail after update

I have a 64-bit computer with Ubuntu 14.04, Gnome and nVidia. I had the official drivers from nVidia installed, all working perfectly, even Steam games. I did a reboot after a recent update and the ...
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windows 7 reinstallation killed grub

I have been running dual boot windows7/ubuntu. Recently I reinstalled windows 7, and I no longer have the option to boot to ubuntu. I would like to be able to get my dual boot working again or at ...
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How to change position of unity launcher in Ubuntu?

How can I change the position of unity launcher?
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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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Linux - Only first virtual interface can ping external gateway

I created 3 virtual interfaces with different MAC addresses all linked to the same physical interface. I see that they can successfully arp for the gateway (gw) and they can ping (the request is ...
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pdf viewer for text documents saved as images — bad rendering

The situation I have in mind is a .pdf document obtained from a scan, or at least such that some readers view it as an image (as opposed to text) and render it badly (see the screenshot below) My ...
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How do I switch to Linux (Ubuntu) on Chromebook?

For reference, the Chromebook model is SNOW FREMONT A-E 0878 I used Crouton to install Ubuntu on my Chromebook. In doing so, I had my computer in developer mode and wasn't able to save anything that ...
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How can I crop a 1920x1200 monitor to 1920x1080?

I have just purchased a 1920x1200 monitor, and have some situations where I want to force the output to the more common 1920x1080. However, I don't want to distort the output, and would prefer a ...
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How to configure external USB touchpad for a laptop

I have a laptop that, obviously, comes with a touchpad and a keyboard. However, I have an USB keyboard with integrated touchpad that better suits my needs. I use Ubuntu 13.10 and I cannot find how to ...
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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 add EBCDIC support on debian/ubuntu

I have to add EBCSIC text support to deal with IBM OS text messages. I have succesfuly added EBCDIC support to a CentOS box by adding lang and encoding to /etc/i18n/sysconfig. I searched in the docs ...
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Awesome WM loads personal rc.lua but then overwrites with system settings

I just started playing with awesome-wm. Sometimes, when I reload my config, the settings hold. Other times, I can see some settings take for a second, but then are overridden by the defaults. I ...
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What happens if I delete dmraid?

I am new to Linux and am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS from a live-USB and have it run alongside my Windows 7 installation. On the installation screen for Ubuntu, at the partition page, I get ...
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badblocks and “end_request: I/O error” in output

I have 500GB disk in my toshiba laptop, I tried to do backup of files in this HDD but it failed few times (ubuntu just closed copying operation or unmounted disk during copying files). So I boot my ...
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Remmina doesn't work with keyboard when connected remotely

In order to bypass firewall/GPO constraint, I want to use Ubuntu as springboard to rdp to a Windows box on the same LAN remotely. I can xrdp to ubuntu via sesman-Xvnc module. I can run remmina from ...
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Permission denied when Ubuntu is attempting to mount to a remote Windows share folder

Fellow guys, I encountered the error when I's mounting my Ubuntu server to a remote Windows share folder, the following is the error on terminal after I typed command line 'mount -a': mount ...
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Please enter PIN (Ubuntu, Desktop, 3G Modem) turn off

Upon having booted to my Ubuntu on my notebook which has an internal dial-up device for 3G network, which I don't use anymore, Ubuntu asks for my PIN for the sim card. How can I disable this pin ...
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Exynos 5 DVFS or turning off cores in Ubuntu - Scaling frequency for one of the cores only (dual core) (cpufreq)

I was wondering if there is possible to scale only one of the cpu cores in the A15 in Exynos 5 ? I have tried using e.g cpufreq-set -c 1 -f 500MHz, but both cores are set to the same frequency. When ...
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Why message queues are not being used for any system level applications in Ubuntu OS?

In my Linux machine, when i run 'ipcs' command, I have the below information listed srinivas@srinivas-G41MT-S2:~$ ipcs -a ------ Shared Memory Segments -------- key shmid owner ...
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Logged into ubuntu via VNC. Windows key seems stuck

I have an ubuntu server running vnc4server and gnome-session. When i log in remotely using VNC, it appears that the windows key is stuck. This occurs with multiple VNC clients (ultraVNC/realVNC on ...
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Using Creative Sound Blaster on Ubuntu Server

I just got a Creative Sound Blaster for playing audio wirelessly. I connected it to a virtual version of Ubuntu desktop and just had to go into the sound settings and switch it to the USB and the ...
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Slow system after running a KDE GUI application from a Debian Squeeze chroot

I have a PC with Ubuntu 11.04 and a Debian Squeeze chroot installed in it. As soon as I start any KDE application from within chroot (and installed there), e.g. Kompare for viewing git diff output, ...
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Pinguy OS 11.04 WiFi and Wired Networking is not working

I was attempting to install Pinguy OS from a YUMI created USB thumb drive, with the computer wired to my router. The internet, however, was not working. After the install, it still is not working. ...
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Extension “RANDR” missing on xvfb

My system: $lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty Xvfb: $ dpkg -s xvfb Package: xvfb ...
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Can not seem to get the jp2 delegate to work in ImageMagick on Ubuntu 15.10

As the title says, I have tried to install the library on both 14.04 and 15.10. Every time I type in convert -version the delegates do not contain jp2000. I have installed libopenjpeg-dev and ...
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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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MOTD not displayed after installing openssh from source

On Debian Wheezy the default openssh server package displays the motd from /etc/motd. When i compile it from source (openssh-6.0p1) it won't display the motd anymore after an ssh login. Configure ...
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How to share common configurations amongst Nginx server blocks?

Hosting multiple sites with the same Nginx, and a lot of them share common configurations. Such as protection against POODLE and even entire sets of redirects. I tried using the include directive but ...
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Installing Expect and TCL

I downloaded the source for expect5.45, and am attempting to install it. tclsh is on the system at /usr/bin/tclsh, but I'm not sure if that means the machine also has "tcl" installed? The ...