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Can't install Ubuntu because pc keeps shutting down

I can't install Ubuntu because during the "copying files" my PC powers off. I've downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 with WUBI on my Windows 8.1 32-bit PC. I made a new partition with 15.9GB, (I don't know if I ...
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No eth0 after HD transplant

After moving the hard drive of a makeshift server to another compatible hardware (64-bit, same processor "generation", laptop->desktop) configuration, networking fails to initiate. Specifically: ...
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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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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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“sudo service vsftpd” returns “Unknown job: vsftpd”

I installed vsftpd on ubuntu 14.04 and when I want to stop or restart vsftpd service this message showed and nothing happened in service status! root@ali-lap:/home/ali# service vsftpd restart stop: ...
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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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Problem Windows 8.1 Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a computer that has Windows 8.1 preinstalled, following the next link http://itsfoss.com/install-ubuntu-1404-dual-boot-mode-windows-8-81-uefi/ Now I can not dual boot. ...
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“Live” Processor hang under Ubuntu 11.10, how to diagnose/fix?

We recently upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 on a virtual server. Since the upgrade, the server will periodically "hang" with processor use at zero (according to monitoring). Monit is still running and ...
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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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Openbox pipe-menu script error

This is the weirdest thing. The script works when run from the shell with no problems. When I run it as an Openbox pipe-menu I get the error "Invalid output from pipe-menu". After playing around with ...
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Having trouble exporting FUSE via NFS

I've got a self-written FUSE file system I mount on my NFS server on mountpoint /export/example/mount. Then I export a parent directory of the FUSE via NFS. The /etc/exports contains the options ...
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Ubuntu and Windows dual boot problem [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a computer that has Windows 8.1 preinstalled, following the next link http://itsfoss.com/install-ubuntu-1404-dual-boot-mode-windows-8-81-uefi/ This are the ...
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Install wifi modem buffalo airstation g54

I borrowed a wifi modem from a friend - buffalo airstation g54 . I don't know anything about the installation, I just would like to use the wifi. I don't have an installation cd. I have found some ...
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Windows and Ubuntu dual boot

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a partition. Now I have Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 for dual boot. I followed this tutorial to install Ubuntu. Now when I switch on the computer I have the following ...
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How to provision software across multiple laptops [duplicate]

I've got a bunch of laptops for my classroom and I'm using Ubuntu. I want to be able to add/update/remove software across them as easily as possible and I'm not sure how to go about it. I was ...
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Why can I access to my C: or D: drives from Ubuntu?

Why can I access to my C: or D: drives from Ubuntu when I install Ubuntu 14.04. Why does this happen?
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How do I find out why cron is not running my jobs?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, and the cron daemon is running: # ps ax | grep cron 822 ? Ss 0:00 cron but it is not executing any jobs. I was previously getting entries in /var/log/syslog such ...
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Does pgrep output ever include the parameters supplied to the process?

The snippet below (from an existing script) is used to check the xvfb processes and whether they are listening on a specific port: my_list=`pgrep -u $CurrentUserID -fl Xvfb | grep :${XVFBPORT}` ...
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Ubuntu Firewall Configuration Just for Browsing and E-Mailing [duplicate]

Is it possible to configure UFW just for browsing using firefox, e-mailing using thunderbird and updating the system? How should I proceed? I would like to use the UFW directly without any GUI.
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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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Install Ubuntu partitions

I am a completely newbie. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop on which windows 8.1 is installed. I have read in some sites that I have to use Gparted or similar tools, but there are also sites ...
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UFW is blocking DNS

I am configuring the security in my server. For easier the manage at the firewall, I installed the UFW. I did some settings in the UFW and I allowed some ports. Therefor when I enabled it the DNS ...
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Use /etc/aliases for outgoing mail relayed by postfix with local domain

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with postfix configured as satellite system that relays outgoing mail to Gmail. For sake of example, my registered domain is example.com I want root cronjobs' error output to be ...
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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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How do I log into my Linux laptop if I have forgotten both the login and password?

How do I log into my Linux laptop if I have forgotten both the username and password?
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Writing a Script to Kill a Process for a User? [closed]

List the running processes for that user. Confirm with the system administrator before killing the processes. Kill the processes after confirmation.
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When selecting from the Menu not able to Perform task?

Is there a way to automatically create users, delete users, create groups and delete groups once I selected a task? Also Why im not able to perform any of those task once I select the task I want to ...
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vnstat not updating

I installed vnstat on my Ubuntu 14.04 server to track my internet usage (I have a limited monthly transfer). The database never updates, however. I've tried uninstalling/reinstalling, but that doesn't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 desktop error: Inconsistency detected by ld.so: dl-version.c: 224

I am using ubuntu 14.04. I got an error: "Inconsistency detected by ld.so: dl-version.c: 224: _dl_check_map_versions: Assertion `needed != ((void *)0)' failed!" while installing a software. What is ...
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Remove All NVIDIA Files

Background: I bought an NVIDIA graphics card and tried to install its driver. Somewhere along the way I messed up and now I'm running my computer on Cinnamon backup mode (I have Ubuntu but I removed ...
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How do I compile source into the kernel?

I want to add and compile my custom application code into my kernel. How should I add my .c and .o files into my kernel 'bin' directory and compile them? I made a hello.c and hello.o file and I want ...
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Ubuntu Server: Already have LAMP installed, how do i install and set up Django?

Alright, so i've been struggling with installing and configuring Django for months now. I have reinstalled Ubuntu Server countless times because of my fails. I keep messing up some way every time. ...
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ajaxterm using proportional font

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Apache 2.4.7, Python 2.7.6 and Ajaxterm 0.10-12ubuntu1. Ajaxterm is proxied via Apache. Here's the apache.conf excerpt: # Suppresses the Via header ProxyVia Off # Do not ...
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How can I start the python SimpleHTTPServer on port 80?

I am using this command on Ubuntu but it is starting on port 8080 and I don't have another server running so I'd like it to start on port 80. I saw ways that you could set up a bash script to do ...
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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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How do I share an internet connection through USB?

I have two Linux boxes. One is running KNOPPIX and the other Ubuntu. I have only one wifi dongle between them, and only one of them has an Ethernet port. They both have free USB ports however. I ...
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Cross compile a raspberry pi kernel

I've been trying for the past few hours to cross compile a rpi kernel on my Arch Linux distro and then my Ubuntu distro when that failed, I received similar errors for both attempts. I'm currently ...
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Touchpad not recognized on linux (ASUS R751LB)

I have just bought a brand new laptop. Unfortunately, touchpad doesn't work on any linux distribution (tried mint Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 14, Mint 16, also Mint 16 with recent 3.13.5 kernel). ...
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Weird issue with unmet dependencies when cloning package states from earlier installation on same machine

I've been doing the usual routine of saving the package selections and also marking the packages as auto or manual as outlined in the question and answer here: Restoring all data from backup of dpkg ...
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Linux Ubuntu / Mint Live CD user-home customization

I'm trying to customize Linux Mint Live CD with these instruction (uck doesn't work for me). What I want is to have more icons at its Live CD user (/home/mint/Desktop) but I can't find /home/mint on ...
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Unable to install handbrake on Ubuntu 13.10 via PPA

I'm trying to install handbrake on my system Ubuntu 13.10 via PPA but not able to do so. I followed this website. I ran the below commands: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases ...
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How to Install Oracle Java7 in Ubuntu13.04

I am trying to install Java 7 in Ubuntu 13.04 using this tutorial. Preparing your system First you need to remove openjdk for this run the following command from your terminal sudo apt-get ...
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Directory appears as file?

So we copied some photos in a directory across to a NTFS partition last night, and they were viewable from ubuntu. Today the directory is not accessible from Windows, and when we booted back into ...
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Traffic segmentation for a particular subnet

Two questions is it possible to segment traffic for a particular subnet to use an interface and at the same time receive traffic from a different subnet via the same interface? This is the scenario. ...
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Mathematica makes no sound under Ubuntu 11.04

After waiting for days for my license I now got the opportunity to install Wolfram Mathematica 8 at home. However, neither the Play nor the Speak functions are doing anything as it seems that ...
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sendmail error dsn=5.0.0, stat=Service unavailable

i have configured an sendmail configuration in ubuntu 12.04 64 bit machine when i'm send th email through a perl script it gives the below error dsn=5.0.0, stat=Service unavailable and mail is not ...
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Unable to synchronize the clocks on a dual boot system

A have a dual boot system: Ubuntu and Arch. Ubuntu was installed first. A while after installing Arch, I've set up its clock because it was 8 behind my current time zone (my time zone is gmt +8). I ...
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Multiple Windows 7 installations from Grub

I have the following disk configuration: Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders, total 1465149168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes ...
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Reading from /etc/environment with sudo

Using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I'm having a problem trying to read environment variables from /etc/environment when using sudo env. Basically, they are not being displayed. When I do just env, these ...
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locate java source code in jdk7

I have installed Jdk7 in Ubuntu 14.04 and it is successfully configured and I can use java libraries in code. The problem is that I am trying to locate java source code, but not able to find the jar ...