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Starting a process from one terminal from another terminal

I was wondering of there is any method to start a new process or a program from one terminal into other. What I mean is: Let's say I have to run gedit abc.txt, but I don't want it to block my current ...
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How to extend filesystem partition on Ubuntu VM?

I'm running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 as a VM on a mac with vmware fusion. I'm getting space warning issues and now want to expand from 20GB to 200GB. I powered off the VM and on the vmware side ...
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why can't we install application compiled for Ubuntu, on Linux mint, or some other distros with same kernel?

When i try to download some applications like VLC, it shows in download options, various Operating systems which includes Linux mint, Ubuntu etc. Though Linux mint's kernel is from Ubuntu, still they ...
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Configure Ubuntu to always start with terminal & Xload open?

Does anyone know how to configure Ubuntu 14.04 so that when it starts up I have a terminal window open (at my specified x,y coordinates and specified width and height), and the Xload application also ...
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xmodmap keybindings don't work

I am trying to use Xmodmap to add some german diareses/umlauts to my keyboard, but Xmodmap is not working with them (but is with other remappings). I am following this guide: German Umlauts on US ...
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Multiple RSA server certificates not allowed

I purchased a multidomain certificate, and I was trying to install it on my server. I put the following information inside the virtual host for one of my sites: <VirtualHost *:443> ... ...
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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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Create user, directory, vhost, and mysql user faster? [closed]

I host a lot of my client websites on my dedicated Ubuntu Server (14.12). I really need a faster way to create a directory for a new client then manually creating the user, the mysql user, assign the ...
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What should I expect if I switch from Ubuntu to openSuse

As probably most of you I have been long using Ubuntu. I'm not an expert, but I have been using different distros until I settled with Ubuntu. I started using SuSE 5.x, Conectiva (that later became ...
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What would be the RHEL package corresponding to build-essential in Ubuntu?

I know how to list available packages from the repos and so on, but how can I find a list that matches up equivalent meta-packages, such as the build-essential. Is there such a thing and if not what ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Unison on Ubuntu 14.04

Very simple task at hand here: using unison in a star topology in order to synchronize /home folders across multiple servers. So, for ~/.unison/default.prf on each box... Hub: root = root = ...
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btrfs: mounting a subvolume in a different path does not work - No such file or directory

I want to mount the subvolume in a different directory on the @ subvolume... should be possible or did I miss something? # btrfs subvolume create /foo # mkdir -p /mnt/storage1/foo # mount -t btrfs ...
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Backbox Update jacks up Ruby / Gems [closed]

If you are like me, you updated your backbox ISO as soon as you installed... and then were met with errors. If you haven't updated... do this first. sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ruby2.1 ...
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Installing Linux with USB on Mac

I am trying to get Ubuntu (version 14 I believe. It's the latest version) installed on my Macbook Pro (Late 2013 edition 13 inch, no disk drive in it) via a USB Flashdrive. I have followed every ...
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Bash read user input and then call for a curl [duplicate]

I'm trying to execute a bash script that accepts user input and then according to that user input executes a curl request, the user input includes the query string that should be called using curl. ...
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Hide curl output [duplicate]

I'm making a curl request where it displays an html output in the console like this <b>Warning</b>: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at ...
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How can I update to a newer version of Git using apt-get?

I've just set up a new machine with Ubuntu Oneiric 11.10 and then run apt-get update apt-get upgrade apt-get install git Now if I run git --version it tells me I have git version 1.7.5.4 but on my ...
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Unable to access another server over local network on Digital Ocean

I have two servers. Let's call them A and B. Both are running ubuntu server 14.04. B runs percona server. Now I do not have any firewall set-up on either servers still I am unable to connect to server ...
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How to prepare an external disk for dual-booting, using Linux [closed]

I'm running Lubuntu 14.04.1 on a Toshiba Satellite L505. I've completely erased Windows from it and this is the only OS on the machine. I did this a few days ago and am pretty new to Linux (but I'm ...
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Run ssh-agent 24/7 using keychain?

I have a Node.js script that requires ssh-agent to be running 24/7 on my Ubuntu server. I installed keychain and put eval 'keychain --eval id_rsa into my ~/.bash_profile, but that only runs when I ssh ...
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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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Send command to detached screen and get the output

I've been searching to find a way to send a command to a detached screen session. So far, so good. This is what I've come up with: $ screen -S test -p 0 -X stuff 'command\n' This command works as ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 hotspot wifi network not visible to Android 4.1.2

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my notebook, and I've got a Motorola Razr which I updated to Android 4.1.2. Before updating, I connected my smartphone to my hotspot wifi very quickly, but after the ...
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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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How to force nm-tool to update its DNS servers

Using Ubuntu 14.04LTS and having a problem with changing DNS. I can change servers in the /etc/resoolvconf/resolv.conf.d/base and head files and restart resolvconf using sudo resolvconf -u and it will ...
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Ubuntu on dell chomebook 11 crash on install*

I recently got a dell chromebook 11. I promptly installed crouton. then croutons had sound errors so I uninstalled it and decided on chrubuntu. It worked until it a lot crashed as Well. Finally I ...
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Is there a root password on OS X and Ubuntu?

When you setup a new Ubuntu or OS X installation a user is generally created for you. On OS X it is whatever username you pick. On Ubuntu (the server version) usually the ubuntu user is created. The ...
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How to install ap-hotspot

I can't seem to install ap-hotspot on ubuntu 12.04. I read somewhere that I should run the following commands: $ sudo su - # add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 # aptitude update # aptitude ...
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kernel compilation in ubuntu, reboot msg “gave up waiting for root device”

I was trying to compile Linux kernel from source file i.e. 3.19.3 kernel version I ran the following commands for compilation first I extracted tar -xvf linux-3.19.3.tar.xz changed to its ...
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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 do I diagnose why a VPS is freezing?

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 VPS (1cpu, 512MB ram, swap 1024MB) with Apache, mySQL, sendmail and sshd, sometime it freeze, I can't access neither through ssh nor with VNC provided by the vps provider, the ...
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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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Tried to replace Ubuntu with Elementary and lost GRUB

I already had a dual boot system with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. I wanted to replace my Ubuntu install with Elementary Freya, so I deleted the Ubuntu and "installed Freya alongside Windows". When I ...
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Subversion server on ubuntu with mutiple repositories and checkout problem

I have 3 customers, FirmA, FirmB and FirmC. Under directory /srv I've created three subdirectories, FirmA, FirmB and FirmC that will act as a svn root for every firm. Inside svn root directories I've ...
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Tuxcut -software in ubuntu

I need to know how Tuxcut works. I am using it to cut the IP address of other computers in my subnet (Local Area Network) in college. I have searched but haven't found anything. I'm using TuxCut in ...
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Package deb dependencies unmet error

I am trying to install deb package in a new AWS 14.04 ami instance, but it fail with the following error - The following packages have unmet dependencies: youtube-snapshot-taker : Depends: firefox ...
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Keyboard layout changed. How and why?

Yesterday, I upgraded my kernel (to 3.5.0-19-generic), rebooted, and had to reinstall my video drivers to get full resolution. (After upgrading the kernel, the resolution always goes to 640x480, until ...
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Understanding home folder permission

thisisme@ubuntu:/home$ ls -al total 28 drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 4月 19 2012 . drwxr-xr-x 24 root root 4096 4月 9 12:34 .. drwxr-xr-x 66 thisisme thisisme 4096 4月 12 ...
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Ubunutu software-centre is not working, showing black screen

I am trying to open ubuntu software-center but it get paused and after that shows complete black and nothing is happening. Same thing has happened when I try to run from command line. This is the ...
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Unable to connect INTEX 3.5G (aka 普创E003) Wireless USB modem in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Can anyone help me out on connecting INTEX 3.5G 7.2 Mbps (aka 普创E003) Wireless USB modem in Ubuntu? Initially it is recognized as a storage device and the modprobe cmd does not create any impact on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Force using home and end as keyboard shortcuts

I'd like to be able to use the Home and End keys as shortcuts, but Ubuntu's settings absolutely refuse to let you do so by normal means because it'll become "impossible to type using this key." - ...
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Root access that can't change root password?

We are having a little problem on a server. We want that some users should be able to do e.g. sudo and become root, but with the restriction that the user can't change root password. That is, a ...
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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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Create a Bootable (UEF GRUB) USB for Ubuntu & Windows 7 Install

I want to create a Bootable EFI USB to install Ubuntu & Windows 7 (maybe with utilities like PartedMagic). I did that using MultiSystem previously. However, I am using GPT and Windows install ...
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Setting up VGA Passthrough on Ubuntu with KVM : error no iommu_group for device qemu-system-x86_64

I'm trying to configure the VGA Passthrough on the Debian SID because I want to use Debian on the first monitor and Windows 7/8 on the other one. I have tried with XEN and with KVM but in both case I ...
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Mouse and keyboard not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I updated my Ubuntu Linux to 14.04 and now the mouse and keyboard don't work in the login screen. I tried re-installing grub from a Live USB, but it's still not working. I would really appreciate your ...
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Error: QOpenGLShader: could not create shader - while running through ssh

From my computer: $ cat /etc/issue && uname -a Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS \n \l Linux abc-pc 3.13.0-32-generic #57-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 15 03:51:08 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I am using ...