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How can I fix the duplicate mouse error without logging out?

I sometimes get to see something like this: When I take a screenshot, it looks like this: As you can see, I actually have two mouse cursors + the remainder of a drag-and-drop action on my ...
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Can't start Tomcat on Ubuntu

I installed Tomcat on Ubuntu. Then I created a new user. Then did: liferay@web-svr:~/liferay-portal-6.1.1-ce-ga2/tomcat-7.0.27/bin$ chmod +x *.sh Afterwards, I added JAVA_HOME and PATH in bash like ...
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rsync error: Time value of file truncated on receiver

I run the following rsync command to back up my data. I am on Ubuntu 12.04. rsync -rt --delete --links --exclude-from '/home/john/rsync-exclude.txt' /media/data/ server:/backup/data The data ...
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Ubuntu file system corruption error won't boot

my digital ocean droplet is going through some tough errors and I can't find any help. Perhaps someone here could point me the way. I was using the droplet normally, after running a failed DeployBot ...
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Xvfb -screen --> Cannot establish any listening sockets - Make sure an X server isn't already running

I wonder, why isn't this working? $ screen $ Xvfb -screen :1 1024x768x16 & [1] 17540 $ _XSERVTransSocketINETCreateListener: ...SocketCreateListener() failed _XSERVTransMakeAllCOTSServerListeners: ...
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No such file or directory java while executing script

I have to install a program. When I run this command: sudo ./Vivado-Hardware-Server/xsetup I get the following error: ./Xilinx_HW_Server_Lin_2015.2_0626_1/xsetup: line 67: ...
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How to fix the error warning failed to connect to lvmetad no such file or directory falling back to internal scanning in ubuntu 15.10

I need help with my Ubuntu laptop which was working fine until recently. My desktop disappeared and all the desktop icons are gone. All I have access to is the terminal. In an attempt to fix the ...
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libkmod: ERROR ignoring bad line starting with 'snd-hda-intel'

At booting I started getting the following error in Ubuntu 14.04. libkmod: ERROR ../libkmod/libkmod-config.c:686 kmod_config_parse: /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf line 44: ignoring bad line ...
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An error occurs when I try to install ROOT

I' using Ubuntu 14.0. I want to install root. So I followed the instructions: https://root.cern.ch/building-root I'm stuck in the fourth step. I downloaded and unpacked ROOT in the directory ...
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How to configure Mate to automount a disk despite kernel errors?

I am attempting to connect a Marantz Professional sound recorder over USB to a Raspberry Pi running Ubuntu Mate 15.10. The sound recorder should mount as a USB disk. I am receiving buffer overflow ...
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Shrinking Raspberry Pi SD .img via Ubuntu Server (cli)

I installed Raspbian to a 16 GB card and expanded the filesystem. When I made a dd backup of the card, the .img file output was ~16 GB. Most of it is unused space in the ext4 partition—I'm only using ...
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ActiveMQ doesn't start on Ubuntu 14.04

One of the packages which seems to be plagued with problems is activemq. After installing it, it's necessary to enable one of the queues with a simple symlink: sudo ln -s ...
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“No space left on device” when trying to copy small folder to an external drive with alot of free space

I have an Hitachi XL1000 1TB external drive. It shows around 300GB of free space, either via the file explorer properties or via df command. But I get an "Error creating directory: No space left on ...
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Accessing Macintosh HD from Ubuntu

So after I upgraded my MBP to Yosemite, I have lost dualboot. After a long struggle, I finally reinstalled refind to work properly. Unfortuantelly, when I use Ubuntu, I cannot access Macintosh HD ...
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Why can't I click between windows after Xenial (16.04) update?

I recently updated to Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial, and since then, I have been unable to click between windows. For example, I have a Chrome window up, open Sublime Text, and try to click Sublime (or Chrome) ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, computer freezing

I have a problem with my netbook, it freezes frequently at random. Then it makes crunching noises and nothing helps except pressing the power button. It happens every 1-2 hours or so, during me ...
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Puppet managed home directory

We use puppet to manage users in our production ubuntu servers and user home directory is managed by puppet. Until recently puppet was not removing the user home directory when an user is ensured ...
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How to fix error 'xrandr: cannot find output “VGA1”'?

I am trying to enable a HDMI connection to a monitor connected with a HDMI cable to my Lenovo laptop using the following commands. > xrandr xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default ...
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Is it safe to disable shell access to all users listed in /etc/passwd?

I have just read about how to disable shell access for users in Ubuntu in this post for security reasons. Is it safe to disable shell access to all users listed in /etc/passwd except the root:x:0:0 ...
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SHELL definition in /etc/default/useradd has no effect

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 via Vagrant. Within /etc/default/useradd, I've defined the SHELL setting to be /bin/bash. useradd -D reflects this setting, however it doesn't honor the setting when ...
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Cursor is huge on Ubuntu due to high resolution monitor

So I have a 4k display, and for some reason Ubuntu decides that it's a good idea to give me a huge cursor instead of something normal. I don't have any DPI settings on the 4k monitor, and I don't want ...
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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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unable to setup chroot in ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

strace /usr/sbin/chroot /opt/chroot/ opt/chroot/usr/local/nginx/sbin/nginx -t execve("/usr/sbin/chroot", ["/usr/sbin/chroot", "/opt/chroot/", "opt/chroot/usr/local/nginx/sbin/"..., "-t"], [/* 23 ...
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dota 2 graphics problem in ubuntu 14.04

i installed ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop. then i installed steam and finally dota 2. but the graphics are very bad. i have amd raedon 7400 in my laptop. it seems like dota 2 is not running through my ...
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Curl Command PUT Method

curl -i -X PUT -H 'Content-Length: 1000' http://dfdc:dfdc@xx.xx.xx.xxx:xx/directory/ Above curl doesn't produce any response at Ubuntu shell prompt.
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Strange warnings when cursor moves from one monitor to the other

I am not sure whether this is a real problem. However, every time I move my cursor from one screen to the other on a dual monitor system (i.e., laptop + external monitor) the following warning is ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 and Ubuntu 15.10 Both freeze after USB live boot

After booting into live USB after several seconds everything freezes I can't even open the terminal (CTR+ALT+F1), Looked for a solution and found out that putting acpi=off on the boot menu should make ...
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can anyone assist me in what this code does? [closed]

I don't know what this code does i am using this forum to assist my learning. for i in $ ( ls ) do [ -r $i ] && more $i done I am stuck with this code i am only learning.
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trying to learn unix stuck on this question [closed]

Write a script which will request a user to type in an integer and then guess its square. The script will then either congratulate the user or inform the user what the correct answer is
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Remove devstack dependencies Ununtu 14.04 (32 Bit Dell Lattitude 5500)

I installed devstack in my old laptop. After installation when I try to access OpenStack, my laptop became very slow. Then I realized, that laptop had only 2 GB RAM. I ran unstack.sh and delete ...
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How to make this conky (Conky Vision) use other language than English?

I want to use this conky script: Conky Vision But I don't want the days of the week to be displayed in English. When I change my locale to another language, the day of today is displayed in that ...
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How can I share an internal disk via NFS? (What am I doing wrong?)

I have an NFS server (machine A) that mounts a 4TB internal hard drive at /data/Storage, and exports /data to client (Machine B). If I put a regular file in MachineA:/data, you can see it in ...
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Locating PHP extension folder using bash

I'm trying to build a bash script to install the Source Guardian PHP extension however the destination directory is different on every subsequent release of Ubuntu. Installing PHP5 on Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Circular dependency in Ubuntu Release upgrade

The title is the best way I could describe this error. Basically the packages kbd, console-setup, console-setup-linux, and keyboard-configuration all depend on each other. So I cannot remove, ...
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Upstart job does not trigger (Xubuntu 14.04)

I'm in the process of learning how to use Upstart. I wrote a simple job as a test (file is /etc/init/uptest.conf), using a custom event to trigger it manually: start on uptest task exec touch ...
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Getting an “mkdir(): Permission Denied” error

I installed the Gantry 5 framework no problem into Joomla! (using "Upload Package File"), then I tried to install the theme for it and I received this error: ...
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how to create domain user [closed]

question Lists in a list item: - Indented four spaces. * indented eight spaces. - Four spaces again. 2. Multiple paragraphs in a list items: It's best to indent the paragraphs ...
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How to monitor Java JRE 8 on Zabbix via JMX technology?

How to monitor Java JRE 8 that is running on Tomcat 8 via JMX technology? Server is running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and the monitoring platform is Zabbix 2.2.
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Cannot Start KVM VM Because Missing BIOS

Whenever I attempt to start a KVM VM on Ubuntu 14.04 with the "kvm" command, I get the following error: qemu: could not load PC BIOS 'bios-256k.bin' I have searched for this file and found it ...
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Yet another fan control problem

I'm using a 32-bit Linux Mint Rosa 17.3 with MATE DE (for the record, the same issue exists on a 64-bit flavor as well, and I have had this issue with every ubuntu-based distro). It is installed on a ...
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Bridge 2 wifi connections

I have set up Ubuntu desktop on my laptop with an internal wifi card and an external USB WiFi dongle. Both WiFi interfaces work. I'd like to make one into an access point, and the other into the ...
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How do I start Unicorn using systemd/systemctl?

I've wrote a systemd file for systemctl to start unicorn: [Unit] Description=Unicorn server [Service] SyslogIdentifier=my-app-unicorn User=deployer PIDFile=/tmp/unicorn.my-app.pid ...
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/etc/fstab is mounting rw filesystem as read-only

A partition of my internal hard drive (not the root partition) I want to mount automatically on boot. I've been using /etc/fstab to mount my external backup drive automatically read-only, so this is ...
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Route everything through VPN except SSH on Port 22

I have a Server and I want to setup a VPN on it to route all traffic. Of course I dont want to block myself out when establishing the OpenVPN connection (already did that..) so I want the Port 22 to ...
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how to limit file manager access based on users on Ajenti

I installed Ajenti-v on my ubuntu server 15.10 and I want to create multiple users with specific access to their home directory. currently, whenever I create a new ajenti user (which is synced with ...
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File permissions on Linux?

I am surprised that /mnt, /media or even /opt are not writable by myself on my own system (Linux-Ubuntu). Should I always use sudo for any action on these paths? Or would it be better to add myself ...
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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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File permissions while installing a python module

I would like to install sphinx-doc from the sources so I git clone the module then installed it with sudo python setup.py install. Using /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pytz-2016.4-py2.7.egg ...
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How to write/edit/update the OsIndications efi variable from command line?

In the need to enter the UEFI firmware setup utility while using ultra fast boot (keyboard drivers are not loaded during POST), I wish to write to the "Os Indications" efi variable. My OS is Ubuntu ...
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ZFS pool disappears when adding (enabling) disks to computer

I am adding disks to computer, not to ZFS pool. More spesifically, I disabled other disks, then installed ZFS and created the pool. Now, when I enable the non-pool disks, the ZFS pool disappears. ...