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How to add package on this live distro?

I am working on hand made linux from this article /not sure from which distro it has been made, my best guess is ArchLinux/. I have Ubuntu 14 x64 where I am preparing this live distro using make. ...
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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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i3-wm not resizing screen resolution on login

I'm using Parallels for the Mac, but this may be relevant to other VMs too. Using Ubuntu 14.04, when I login using Unity it resizes the screen and uses all available screens (2 in my case), perfect. ...
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How to make boot output verbose?

I use to enjoy watching my red hat then debian then ubuntu machine boot, the boot process was not hidden from my view, now it is, in most of all distros, now, I know I can somehow connect a terminal ...
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BTRFS RAID6 array is broken, how do I fix it?

I have a server running a btrfs raid 6 array which seems to have broken. When try to mount it I get the following error message. I don't know how or why it broke maybe a power outage or something (it ...
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How to resolve black screen issue with Xnest/XDMCP

My environment consist of a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS VM. This is acting as the Xnest server on socket :2 and port 6002 (as seen by netstat). I'm running the Xnest as client on a Fedora 20 VM. The Ubuntu ...
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Where's my space? [duplicate]

So df is telling me that I'm using 49/59G, so I set out to find my space. $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/vda1 59G 49G 7.9G 86% / none 4.0K 0 ...
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Enabling X11 forwarding permanently

I have a PHP program and in order to run a batch file, I have typed: $> xhost + $> ssh username@hostname -X $> ssh username@hostname -Y And, it works fine. But, my problem is that when I ...
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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 set Ruby GEM_HOME and GEM_PATH

I'm a NOVICE user of Linux and using Linux mint 17.1 I've reinstalled Linux mint 20 time in last 3 days for that issue but could not fix it I'm trying to install ruby on rails using rvm what ...
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Nginx not loading css/js/images in https - Blocked loading mixed active content

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with Nginx 1.8.0. While opening the web pages in https the pages appear to be broken as the css/js/images don't load. Error: 'Blocked loading mixed active content' This ...
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Login/logout loop on Ubuntu 14.04

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 inside VMware workstation 11.1. I testing changing the color depth and now I am hitting a login/logout loop. When the login screen comes up I select my account, type in the ...
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How to fix sudden Ubuntu 14.04 graphics problem?

I have a dual boot Lenovo laptop (Windows 8 / Ubuntu 14.04) which worked just fine. Until today. When I log in to Ubuntu I type my password as usual and select for example 'Ubuntu' as the environment. ...
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MacOS X Mavericks running VirtualBox cannot communicate with Linux VM

I have a MacOS X Mavericks host running Vagrant using VirtualBox as a provider. I have experienced several times that with different VMs (particularly Ubuntu Linux VMs) after the first time the VM is ...
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OpenSSH hangs after login without showing login prompt

I ran across an issue with ssh after fresh Ubuntu 13.10 installation on Lenovo T420. I tried git pull (which failed) and this led me to more general ssh failing. After spending some 2-3 hrs of ...
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is a script, program being run under current shell or child shell?

I am confused with regards to the following - if i execute a script or run a program in the current shell by typing on its name 1st) it search in the $PATH variable, to find the location of the ...
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OpenVPN client config: Route command fails

I want to connect to my company's VPN server, so I can access work resources. I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, and I've been given an ovpn-file. I installed OpenVPN and run sudo openvpn --config ...
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What are the advantage of using tcsh? [duplicate]

I'm a newbie to Linux. I have found tcsh has some advantages over bash. What are the significant advantages using tcsh over bash? For C Programmers is there any specific advantages that bash cannot ...
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Best practice for django app deploy location?

I would like to hear from other developers where they deploy their django (python web-app) app code on the filesystem (own server)- not django itself, but the project custom app code. I'm on Ubuntu ...
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how to solve the error in cinder on openstack havana?

I am install openstack controller node for one machtion, and Another metchion running nova-compute only. so I am running controller node cinder will got error. I clearly meantion it which service ...
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How to write SElinux policy to restrict access to Mozilla Firefox? [closed]

I would like to restrict access to Firefox browser by enabling SElinux with enforcing mode. Current OS is Ubuntu 14.04.
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How to configure Mutt for gmail securely

I've setup mutt on Ubuntu to work with my gmail. It works if I change the setting in gmail "Allow less secure apps" to ON but I'd rather connect securely. I have OpenSSL installed. When I do mutt -v I ...
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Ubuntu - No space left on device (NTFS)

I have a server which stores a lot of data, I keep many nested directories with millions of files in them. While trying to move one big directory (~700GB) from one disk to another I get an error: mv ...
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Where do I put the information for Django in Apache2 in Ubuntu

The Django documentation tell me to put WSGIScriptAlias / /path/to/mysite.com/mysite/wsgi.py WSGIPythonPath /path/to/mysite.com <Directory /path/to/mysite.com/mysite> <Files wsgi.py> ...
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Is Wubi still supported?

I'm a Windows user who is dipping their toes into the Linux pool. I heard Ubuntu is a good distro for newbies, and I was interested in Wubi.exe because I could try Ubuntu without committing. ...
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Web Server Log Analyse

I have a web server log file I have to create a command-line pipeline to display the top ten most visited pages. I then have to embed it in a shell script. I'm completely new to Linux coding so how ...
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Disable login screen on Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet)

In 15.04 Vivid Vervet, how do I disable the login screen so that it drops me into a console right off the bat? Back on 14.04, I did this by uninstalling lightdm, but when I tried that on 15.04, the ...
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How to return 404 status code on existing file with Apache

Basically what i want to do is to return 404 for a file that exists. <FilesMatch "(xmlrpc\.php)"> Require all denied </FilesMatch> Is what I'm currently using, but I'd like to send ...
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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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Permission Denied on an Executable File

I am newbie to linux so any help would be greatly appreciated - I tried searching and am having trouble finding an answer. Downloaded a compiled executable file (source written in c) in ubuntu I ...
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Tunnel all network traffic through another Linux server

I have two VMs both running Ubuntu 14.04, one is connected to the internet and accessible publicly but the second one is not. Now whenever I want to install something or run apt-get update, it does ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck at login screen

So right before I had this problem I tried to install AMD GPU drivers, via the website and followed a video tutorial (links below). After I restarted, every time I tried to login, even as a guest, it ...
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X stopped working after a kernel update

My system is a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04, with an Intel CPU and Intel + Nvidia GPU combo. After one automatic kernel update, the GUI stopped working. It shows a blue loading screen with a spinner, up ...
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Running script through bashrc causes nesting of tmux panes

I use the following tmux code in a script file tmux-dev.sh and add it to bash using bash /home/rohit/tmux-dev.sh : tmux new-session -d tmux split-window -h tmux split-window -v tmux -2 attach-session ...
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release modified debian distro as educational tool?

I intend to release a VirtualBox image of a modified Debian Jessie installation for educational purposes (stripped down version optimized for programming),which will be publicly available. However I ...
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ecryptfs mounted via command line, what do I need to backup?

I asked this question on the ecryptfs launchpad, but it expired there without answer. https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ecryptfs-utils/+question/235226 It might be trivial, but I really ...
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program “killed” as soon as it run

Ubuntu 12.04 I have success make and output a program name algo. When I type ./algo,the terminal just directly shows 'killed' And I search the var/log/message or syslog kern.log.I don't see any ...
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Normal user can't unmount if mounted by root

I'm running a script that needs root privileges. One of its functionality is mounting an attached user HDD by using udisksctl utility. I'm using it like udisksctl mount -b /dev/sdX --options ...
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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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Video transfer using Ethernet from Raspberry pi to another Ubuntu system at controlled data rate

I have a video stored on Raspberry Pi card in h.264 format. This video has to be transferred at controlled data rate to another computer using ethernet cable upon request by other computer. I think ...
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Setting up MEAN webserver in Ubuntu 14.04 vm

I'm new to the world of web servers. My lab gave me a url with a Ubuntu 14.04 virtual machine. I sorted out enough of what I needed to do to SSH in, install all relevant libraries, and clone my code ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu 14.04 to glibc 2.20 or greater

I have an application written in Go that is crashing frequently and I think it's related to an issue that was fixed in glibc 2.20. My Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS has glibc 2.19 according to ldd --version. ...
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Automate joining Ubuntu servers to canonical

Have anyone tried automating joining of Ubuntu servers to landscape canonical? Appreciate your comments and guidance
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How to enable output during debian/ubuntu preseeding

I am setting up a preeseded configuration with a somewhat longer running d-i preseed/late_command, in fact downloading and executing an ansible playbook. I am running a simple menu system with ...
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Incorporating GTK into Eclipse

I do not understand what is missing here when incorporating gtk2 into eclipse . First - I know I have the devs installed since I have already successfully compiled an gtk-app through a makefile. gcc ...
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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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Encryption Using Xubuntu with a Keyfile and Password

I am somewhat of a novice with Linux. I was going to use Veracrypt for full disk encryption and then boot to Xubuntu after using a keyfile and password (not even sure if this is possible with ...
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df and du differences too large [duplicate]

-bash-3.2$ df -h | grep /mnt/opt /mnt/opt 197G **163G** 32G 84% /mnt/opt -bash-3.2$ du -sh /mnt/opt **74G** /mnt/opt More then 1/2 the differences between df and du. ...
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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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How to start a custom service

I'm very new to Linux and the solution might be easy so excuse me for that. I'm trying to run an application called EnCase Remote Recovery, which basically takes a remote image of a system. In order ...