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Touchpad does not work anymore. How to reenable?

I dont know what I did and if it was my fault. But for two days my touchpad does not work anymore. Google does not help me. Fact that may help: I have no xorg.conf. Ubuntu system settings ...
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How to conect wi-fi network without using GUI?

I'm using Ubuntu Server 14.04, but I want to connect wi-fi network without using GUI? Exists an software for that?
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Using NVIDIA instead of Intel causes a different theme

My current setup is a laptop with an NVIDIA Optimus graphics card running Ubuntu 14.10 with Cinnamon as my desktop environment. I usually use the Intel card because of the reason I'm asking this ...
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Ubuntu ugrade to 15.04 grub2 bash

I had Ubuntu 14.04.2LTS and, today, I decided to execute the big update to Ubuntu version 15.04. I opened up the terminal and typed: do-release-upgrade. Ubuntu started upgrading and, while it was I ...
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How do I resolve package dependencies for a different target system?

(TL;DR: how do I determine the minimum set of packages to install, given an initial state and desired package list?) I'm creating an Ubuntu installer ISO for systems without access to distribution ...
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Synchronize software packages between different Linux distributions

Is there any way to synchronize software packages between different Linux distributions? There are several software packages that I need to synchronize between a Linux Mint installation and an Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 I can't get SSH tunneling to work with -g switch?

I'm running this command on myServer: ssh -g -p 9922 -f myuser@serverOnOpenInternet -L 1212:serverBehindFirewall:80 -N serverOnOpenInternet runs sshd on port 9922. (not my call) Once I run the ...
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How do command-line tools have their own autocomplete list?

How does Bash in Ubuntu know a tool's specific list of actions? For example if I type apt-get and tab twice I only see remove, update, upgrade ...etc, but not the actions for another command or the ...
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alsamixer not incrementing volume at proper interval

I am trying to use amixer to change the volume of the speaker on my computer at an incremental rate. The command below successfully changes the master volume of my speaker, but not at a consistant 5%. ...
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How to monitor the screen lock/unlock in the Ubuntu 14.04

I need to implement a function that monitor the screen lock/unlock. I referred the following article: Run script on screen lock/unlock My python script code works fine in the Ubuntu 12.04, but ...
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localhost troubleshooting (ubuntu 14.04) [closed]

What i was trying to do is installing "wordpress" in my local host on (ubuntu 14.04) i.e path is home/deepak/php Now what i did is this in terminal: ~$ sudo chown -R www-data:www-data ...
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org.eclipse.swt.SWTError: No more handles [gtk_init_check() failed] while running spoon.sh in ubuntu

When I am running spoon.sh file in Ubuntu I am getting the following error: [santosh@sbx data-integration]$ ./spoon.sh /home/decathlon/Pentaho-5.0.1/data-integration org.eclipse.swt.SWTError: No more ...
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How to show the tree view in left pane of Nautilus?

My question is similar to this one, however the answers provided are not sufficient. I'm a linux occasional user / learner, not having much background to understand what to do reading between the ...
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It's possible to make XTERM and Gnome-keyring work together?

When I'am connecting to ssh with gnome-terminal application opens gnome-keyring dialog, so I am entering password only once per session and I can reconnect to same ssh more than once without asking ...
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Netstat output line width limit

When executing netstat, I find that the command's output width is limited regardless of the console size, in contrast with other commands such as ps that seem to get adjusted. So for example: $ sudo ...
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Battery indicator problems after installing and uninstalling kubuntu-desktop package on Xubuntu 15.04 x64

A few weeks ago, I decided to get adventurous and install different interfaces on my Lenovo T420 running Xubuntu. I decided to jettison Kubuntu after trying it out (just not my style) and kept Xubuntu ...
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switching between shells, stops the music that is currently playing

While I was listening to music I changed the virtual console using Ctrl+Alt+F2, and suddenly the music was paused. Returning back to the console that runs the X server Ctrl+Alt+F7 or logging in to ...
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Block TTY echo to display

I have a minimal Ubuntu as a Linux server. It starts many scripts on startup. That is okay, but I want to disable tty1 to echo everything to display. When I start this server, a login prompt is ...
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slow disk I/O speed on NTFS partition

My Laptops internal 640 GB HDD ,WD Scorpio blue(WD6400BPVT). It has 5 partitions. 120 GB NTFS partition, primary, sda1 250 GB NTFS, extended, sda5 20 GB / (root), sda6 4 GB /swap, sda7 ~ 202 GB ...
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Advice Needed for Grub2 Rescue Prompt

When I boot my system, I receive the following Error Message on my screen: error: no such partition. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue> After seeing the error, I plugged in an external USB ...
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Run script on screen lock/unlock

I'd like to run a screen if the Gnome session is locked and unlocked. Is there a way that I can intercept this and perform certain actions when the desktop is locked or unlocked?
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Unable to Boot After removing Old Kernels

I removed old linux-image and linux-header files to free up space in /boot. I did this first by purging them in terminal, and when I noticed some issues with how the the operating system performed, i ...
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Package deb dependency problem

I am using CMake for my application named Agent. After configuring and generating binaryfiles, the application was compiled using the make command and Agent.exe was created in the build directory.Then ...
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Does kali distro not use /etc/environments file?

I appended a path to /etc/environments file and now it is like so: mindaugas@Kali:~$ cat /etc/environment | tr ":" "\n" PATH="/usr/local/sbin /usr/local/bin /usr/sbin /usr/bin /sbin /bin /sbin" I ...
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How to reduce ClamAV memory usage?

I'm running a Ubuntu based web server (Apache, MySQL) on a 512MB VPS. This is more than sufficient for the website it is running (small forum). As I wanted to add some protection against viruses I ...
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User-specific font problems in different applications

I have a font-problem with different applications under ubuntu 15.04 (KeePassX, Google Chrome, Pidgin, etc.). In the first picture you can see that the font of the window title is ubuntu but the items ...
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Automate to adding certificate for ca-certificate

I try to automate to adding a certificate on an Ubuntu server 14.04 with puppet or a one liner command. I added certificates manually with these commands : mkdir /usr/share/ca-certificates/extra cp ...
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Sound volume control does not work in Ubuntu

My sound volume control does not work when I'm logged in with my regular user, though the sound works correctly. What's weirder is that the sound control works when I'm logged in as guest. With my ...
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Why is this python error message generated whenever I type a nonsense command?

Whenever I type any "nonsense" command, this python error message is generated. Normal commands work fine. Any idea how to debug this? $ somenonexistingcommand Traceback (most recent call last): ...
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How to repair Ubuntu after upgrade? (from recovery mode)

I have gone through countless threads on the following error and none have helped. Your screen, graphics card, and input device settings could not be detected correctly. You will need to configure ...
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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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rs232 to usb not working

I also asked this question on AskUbuntu but there nobody comments on it I have a konig rs232 serial to usb adapter (no FTDI chip), but when I try to connect to a cisco switch/router (via Putty, ...
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Software center not working on kali linux?

I followed the instructions for installing kali linux and put these commands into the terminal: apt-get update apt-get install software-center I also added: deb http://http.kali.org/ /kali main ...
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Problem running Ubuntu on crouton after updating chromeos

I've been running Ubuntu 14.04 using Crouton on a Toshiba Chromebook 2 for several months. Today I exited Crouton and restarted my chromebook. After restarting and issuing sudo startxfce4 in the shell ...
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Backup ubuntu configurations and deploy them later

How to take a backup of configurations like theme settings, font size, Network Manager connections, Touchpad settings etc. of my current Ubuntu 14.04 installation ? I want to use them after ...
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How can I automount a partition? [migrated]

I've got three partitions (not including EFI and SWAP), OSX, DATA and Ubunutu. When I boot Ubuntu, I want the DATA partition to be automatically mounted, as I've symlinked my Desktop, Downloads etc ...
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“sudo service vsftpd” returns “Unknown job: vsftpd” [closed]

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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HDMI connection not recognized on Laptop with Ubuntu 14.04

On a Lenovo Laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 I am not able to display the current screen's stuff on a Monitor connected with HDMI. The HDMI cables are both plugged in to the laptop and the monitor, and the ...
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Why does file-roller appear to have lower priviledges than the user

In Ubuntu I have a mounted samba share. I have selected some files in a directory on the samba share in nautilus and attempted to compress them to an archive in the same location. File roller tells me ...
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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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Booting encrypted disk kernel error: Cannot initialize device-mapper

I have Ubuntu 15.04 with a default full disk encryption installed on my chromebook Pixel with linux-samus kernel patch and everything is working fine. I've just tried compiling a newer version of the ...
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qemu emulator for raspberry

I am trying to emulate a raspberry pi on ubuntu. I have tried several ways using several tutorials but every time, the emulator logs this: scsi: 0:0:0:0 ABORT operation started scsi: 0:0:0:0 ...
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no able to install packages as wireshark

Since a month, I can not download package of Ubuntu Software 14.10 This is really annoying. I try to type the command : sudo apt-get update But I have this result: Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com ...
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SSH login with clear text password as a parameter?

I need to login to a user that I've created on a remote host running Ubuntu. I can't use an ssh key because the ssh login will happen from a bash script ran within a server that I won't have access to ...
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Is there any equivalent to the atempo ffmpeg audio filter but for avconv to speed up video(and audio)?

As noted here, we could speedup audio with ffmpeg using ffmpeg -i input.mkv -filter:a "atempo=2.0" -vn output.mkv But on Ubuntu, ffmpeg is replaced by avconv, and the atempo filter is not available ...
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See total bandwith a process has used

I am currently watching some process on my server and want to see how much bandwidth it has used in total since it has been started. I don't want to know its current usage, nor does nethogs / nload ...
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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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Ubuntu 15.04 Shutdown problem

When I Shutdown my Ubuntu 15.04 , sometimes instead of shutting down it keeps on showing animation of shutting down. I have installed gnome on my system.
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No ttyUSB when connecting USB-RS485 to Beaglebone Black

I'm trying to connect a externally powered board to control the motors of a robot to my BeagleBone Black. I'm using ssh over USB(the mini-usb) to control the Beaglebone from my laptop. The BBB is ...