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Why Linux games are less performanced than Win 7?

I had Windows 7 x64 and now I have Ubuntu 14.04 on notebook HP 4535s. I expected games will be faster than on Windows, because of less machine requirements. But it isn't so... E.g. games via ...
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Building PHP from source for use in Apache

I'm having trouble when installing an older version of PHP (5.1) on a Ubuntu machine. I've tried to downgrade it without success using apt-get, so I tried to install from source. After the ...
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Error while booting Ubuntu 14.04 - setterm: $TERM is not defined

Yesterday I restarted my Notebook with Ubuntu 14.04 and got the following error message in between the login-screen and the loaded user interface. Error found when loading /etc/profile setterm: ...
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How to mount partition from terminal? [closed]

am using a script as follows in my ubuntu 14.04 #!/bin/bash echo "mounting" && sudo mount /dev/sda4 /media/subin/subz && sudo mount /dev/sda3 /media/subin/works using this i can ...
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What's the diffrence between the various Ubuntu repository branches?

What's the difference between the different branches of the Ubuntu repositories? Such as main/universe/restricted and so on?
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X2Go client connecting to AWS Ubuntu 14 shows black screen with GNOME

X2Go client connecting to AWS Ubuntu 14 (AMI:ubuntu-trusty-14.04-amd64-server-20150123 (ami-29ebb519)) shows black screen with GNOME and with KDE pops-up an error unable to load kde...what gives ? ...
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Server setup and configuration

I am tasked with the process of installing and configuring a LAMP server from scratch for hosting Drupal sites. I have installed the LAMP stack but I'm experiencing multi-user editing problems. ...
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Is there a way to auto turn-on Ubuntu?

Like a command line or a small piece of software I know that there are many ways to auto-shutdown, but I'm concerned about auto-turn-on.
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Setting up receive-only mail server and handling incoming mail and attachments

I would like to create a following scenario on my Ubuntu 14.04 server: set up mail server (or is it called 'Mail Transfer Agent'?) which should take care of receiving mails only. No need to set up ...
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Ubuntu CentOS RHEL cross bash script su support

I know that title was a little ambiguous. Allow me to explain our issue. We designed an installer script on Ubuntu since Debian based systems are our primary core, however, some of our cloud based ...
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Find a server IP on LAN from a script

I am looking for a way to have a script on a client machine automatically find the servers IP on the same network. I have several media extender clients running ubuntu 14.04.1 and a server running ...
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Using Drush permissions issue

Using my own non-root account I installed Drush on my Ubuntu 14.04 server using the following: sudo apt-get install drush My problem is whether I use sudo or not with the same user account, I get ...
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update-rc.d squid3 init.d init weirdness

sudo service squid3 status works, implying squid is in upstart. However a listing of services using sudo service --status-all does not show squid. Neither does sudo update-rc.d squid3 defaults ...
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cmake error: could NOT find LibLZMA (missing: LIBLZMA_INCLUDE_DIR

Hi I am trying to install this software called acqu-root. It depends on the main software called root. I managed to install the main software but having problems with the acqu-root. I get the ...
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Error in Installing eclipse

I am running sudo apt-get install eclipse-platform command inside Docker Then ran eclipse I get the following error find: `//.eclipse': No such file or directory find: `//.eclipse': No such file ...
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Difficult to find installed application installed in linux

I am new to linux, used to use windows. I am trying to convert to linux and I really love it. I am trying Ubuntu 14.10. I have a question about how to find the installed applications easily in Linux. ...
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New Linux server user permissions

I have been given ssh access to a new Linux server which has nothing more than the LAMP stack installed on it. It's down to me to install things like Drush, phpmyadmin etc and general configuration of ...
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Setting up basic chroot environment from a fedora ISO image in Ubuntu

From a tutorial in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DebootstrapChroot at TLDR section i was able to set up a chroot environment for 32 bit Ubuntu ISO image under 64 bit Ubuntu. Now i need to do the ...
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How to edit /etc/fstab when system boots to read only file system?

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04. I pasted something incorrect (from a tutorial) into my /etc/fstab file. As a result, the root file system will not mount when the machine boots up. I know what needs to be fixed ...
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Pendrive not being detected in Ubuntu

I am unable to see my pendrive in ubuntu. When i reun fdisk -l, i can see my pendrive is connected : Disk /dev/sdd: 16.0 GB, 16008609792 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1946 cylinders, total ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 automatically enters into admin account, how to turn this off?

I am a new user of Linux .I have both window 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 . For my family and friends ,i make Guest account but when i restart my laptop and operates with window7 then options are comes for ...
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Accidentally deleted dpkg executable

By mistake I have deleted dpkg executable from bin folder. Now whenever I try to install anything I get the following error message: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (100)
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I can't connect to my router when I change wlan0 mac address on Ubuntu 14.04

I can't connect to my router when I change wlan0 MAC address on Ubuntu 14.04 I change the title using ifconfig wlan0 down ifconfig wlan0 hw ether xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx ifconfig wlan0 up Change ...
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What is the GPU driver I am currently running?

I have installed latest nVidia graphic driver via this PPA "xorg-edgers/ppa". Now in Nvidia X server setting showing the driver version is 346.35. But in Ubuntu's Additional Drivers there is no such ...
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Ubuntu Grub recognises MacOS but cannot boot up

I tried a little experiment on installing MacOS on a non Mac Hardware Laptop... Got this far as to put the MacOS Install ISO on to an HFS+ partition but the machine needs to boot this up for the ...
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Ubuntu and Windows enviroment

Our IT department needs to set up a file server that will hold the organizations documentation and all other important information, its currently being held on our Windows AD server which the reasons ...
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Booting linux from USB flash drive

I have a lenovo desktop and a lenovo laptop, both running windows 8.1. I downloaded the ubuntu 14.10 iso file, burnt it to a installation CD. Then install it on my desktop harddisk. Everything ...
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Using ~/.ssh/authorized_keys for non-root users?

I have a bunch of users that are each connected to a directory in the home folder. Any way to set this up so that every time I create a new user and directory it's linked to ~/.ssh/authorized_keys so ...
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CP2102 usb to serial error

I'm trying to flash the nodemcu fw for the esp8266 using a usb to serial adapter, it come mounted on /dev/ttyUSB0 but it can't communicate with the module. All the connection are ok, and I've also ...
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Debian BT878 card stream to external zoneminder

I placed 2 analog cameras in my countryside. I placed one computer and installed ubuntu with zoneminder, but it was too slow and didn't work properly. So now I have another idea - I have VPS on which ...
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Awesome Window Manager and keyboard settings

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and I have installed Awesome on top of it. To configure some settings I am still using unity-control-center, however I just noticed that whatever I put into keyboard settings ...
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How to set up wifi hotspot with 802.11n mode?

I have two computers running Ubuntu 14.04 (ok, one is actually Mint 17.1, but that's based on Ubuntu 14.04), and I am looking to use one as a wi-fi hotspot for the other. Both computers have identical ...
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How to send an email using mailx so that From and To appear correctly in the email?

I need to send an email from my Ubuntu 12.04 machine. I am using mailx command to do that. Below is the command I am using which works fine. echo "Test server started at `date +"%F %T"` on `hostname ...
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How to send an email using UPSTART if my executable gets restarted?

I am using UPSTART to restart my executable if by any chance it goes down and it works fine. start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [016] chdir /opt/data/data_server respawn post-stop script ...
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Ubuntu Linux - one app invoke the other

I recently installed Viber on my Ubuntu machine. I notice that in the Viber application, when using chat, the sender can send a location as well. When I click the location icon in the chat window, the ...
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what's the name of ubuntu package contains llvm linker lld

Would like to try this lld from LLVM. The doc on apt could be found here, but I don't know which package contains the lld executable. It seems the purpose of lld is to remove the system dependency, ...
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Chrome OS/Chromium OS IMG file for Ubuntu 14.10

I downloaded the latest build from Arnold the Bat, Hexxeh and Cr OS Linux (I couldn't put a link on Hexxeh 'cause I don't have enough reputation to put that many links :/). I made a Live USB with each ...
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FTP and WWW services don't acknowledge connections

I have Lubuntu 14.04 LTS with vsftpd and the lamp stack (apache2, etc.) installed. Everything works fine on the LAN. Externally, the services don't acknowledge connection attempts. I can see packets ...
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How To Run Script In Linux At Startup

I am trying to run a script at startup, for that i added a script in Init.d and created a link using command "update-rc.d script_name defaults" But when i restart the system i got only black screen. ...
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Spamassassin object method location problems after restart

After spamassassin was restarted by the daily cronjob this morning it's flooding syslog with the following errors: Feb 9 09:24:26 mail spamd[8766]: spamd: got connection over /var/run/spamd.socket ...
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Ubuntu hangs when starting

When I start Ubuntu, the loading screen never finishes. Pressing ESC, the last line is "loading read-only files in advance" or so. When I go to a console I can start the lightdm service manually, and ...
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mpd: no audio until the desktop mode activated via ssh

I have mpd installed on my ubuntu server where I also installed desktop. I leave the server in shell mode (ctrl+alt+f1). I often start playing music via ssh from iPad/iPhone. It works well but there ...
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Ubuntu preseed file over HTTP not working (using a nonstandard port)

I've set up an Ubuntu preseed file, and want to test it using a 14.04 x86 mini iso on one of my computers. I use Python's built in HTTP server: cd ~/path/to/preseed/files python -m SimpleHTTPServer ...
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ubuntu 14.04 wifi hotspot frequently disconnecting using edimax dongle

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS flavor of Linux and use the edimax dongle to create a WiFi access point to share my pc internet connection. I successfully created a hotspot using the plasma-nm applet using ...
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Problem dual booting windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04

I had windows 8 for like 12 months Yesterday I choose to install ubuntu 14.04. On windows 8 I had 2 partitions C(where windows was installed) and D(other ntfs partition). I shrunk D with 50 GB then I ...
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Problems with kerrighed

I heard about kerrighed and i want to use it for rendering with blender because it is a single system image. I tried to install it over pxe like the installation guide from kerrighed.org says. The ...
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Ubuntu + nginx , get information about virtual machine

first of all i'm not server administrator, so sorry if my question is very silly. Shed some light on the structure of the server. I have one server and in this server is two virtual machines (web_a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Brightness level problem

I know we had a lots of questions about that problem but none worked for me. I have a dual boot with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 but cannot change the brightness level just when I use Linux. The only ...
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Mousepad is not working

I had installed ubuntu 14.04 lts on my machine and just found out that my mouse pad is not working, when I switched to windows its working properly. I search from forums for solutions but none of ...
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How convert these output into human readable format

I just ping the google.com, then i checked in the wireshark it give some output icmp. Like this 0000 c8 d3 a3 c9 a6 f4 9c 2a 70 cd f2 c5 08 00 45 00 .......* p.....E. 0010 00 54 6c b0 40 00 40 ...