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Ubuntu-based Distribution Building: SKEL cannot be read by a normal user inside live system

I'm making a distribution based off of Ubuntu called 'feren OS' but I'm having trouble finding a way to make the folders added into the Folder of the root system read-only inside the Live Session ...
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Redirecting path to remote mount point

I've got an NFS mount pointing at a different server: mount -t nfs X.X.X.X:/asteriskstorage /mnt/asteriskstorage I can access /mnt/asteriskstorage and all seems fine. What I want to do is redirect ...
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Suspend isn't working anymore after upgrade to xubuntu 15.10

Suspend doesn't halt my old computer (DELL Precision T7400) since I updated to xubuntu 15.10. I have a black screen after suspending but the computer is still working (fan, led, ...) I suspect ...
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how do I recover mono-.NET4.5 runtime capability if I delete subdirectories such as /usr/lib/mono/2.0?

On Ubuntu Linux 15.10 , how do I recover mono-.NET4.5 runtime capability only if I delete the following subdirectories /usr/lib/mono/2.0,/usr/lib/mono/3.5,/usr/lib/mono/4.0 and /usr/lib/mono/4.5 ? We ...
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I can't install Ubuntu on my Samsung notebook with Windows 8.1 [closed]

I can't install Ubuntu 14.04 in dual boot with windows 8.1. I already tried various bootable USB sticks but to no avail. It's as if the BIOS knows everything I'm doing and stops me before I can ...
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how do I add a udev property for my android phone?

I'm trying to get my android phone recognised by rhythmbox. Talking to upstream, rhythmbox gets the value of "id_model" for the udev device - if it is "Android" then it should work. How do I use a ...
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Null device handler and serial number is 0

I am working with a camera that connects via usb. When connecting the device, dmesg shows the serial number as 0 and when I try to run code to take an image, I get a Null handler error. I figure the ...
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Monitor auto-detect Ubuntu

I am currently running Ubuntu 15.04 on my desktop machine with two monitors attached. One monitor is NOT directly connected to my machine but wired through a HDMI-switch (so I can connect my PS4 or ...
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how to change the Output Directory in a LINUX makefile so that a shared object can be relatively specified in C# DLLImport?

I would like to find out how to change the Output Directory in a LINUX makefile so that a shared object can be relatively specified in C# DLLImport? I read the following hint in ...
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Ubuntu won't boot on win10

I want to switch from Windows 10 to Ubuntu but the problem is that USB won't boot up, it just skips and Windows 10 boots up. I tried USB on second PC where I have Ubuntu and it boots fine from USB. ...
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Can't install KMAIL?

$ sudo apt-get install kmail Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree .... The following information may help resolve the situation: The following packages have unmet ...
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btrfs - how to list files stored in a block?

I have some troubles with my btrfs file system on Ubuntu (my partition automatically enter in read-only mode after the login screen). I would like to know if one can know which files are included in ...
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carton: command not found

Probably a simple question, I am trying to work with Perl for the first time and I am having some difficulty installing Carton. I am following this guide to install Erco. I am on Ubuntu 14. I have ...
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GRUB wont disable or it requires input

I am running ubuntu 12.04 precise: I am trying to stop the grub menu from displaying but here is the issue, it wont diable. I have followed this link: ...
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Upload large file to Sourceforge

I just make a project in sourceforge and I want to upload some file to my project page with 1.5GB size, but I can't do this with normal way because it's allow me to upload files with 1GB size. How ...
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USB key board & USB mouse idle time in linux

How to get the Idle time in Linux(ex: ubuntu) when using USB keyboard and USB mouse, i don't want to use 'XOpenDisplay' because it uses 'X11/Xlib.h' file which is not there as a default when we ...
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HL-2130 Brother printer - job held

I have run the HL-2130 printer under Ubuntu 12.04 and LibreOffice quite successfully for a month but now the printer produces incomplete pages and the job remains in the print queue, marked "Held". ...
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Directory does not exist inside the chroot

I'm trying to setup an ubuntu scope project using the setup wizard from the ubuntu sdk ide. The last step in this wizard is to run cmake, but I get the following error: E: Failed to change to ...
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ubuntu IPTables

I started hosting my game-server on Ubuntu Linux 14.04 I am having an issues ، some enemies/bug abusers log in 2+ characters in the same second then they spam a certain spell/word that lags/stops my ...
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Broken behavior when checking “3D acceleration”

I have installed Ubuntu 15.10 in a VirtualBox on a Windows 7 host. I have tried installing the Guest Additions both from the provided VirtualBox ISO as well as sudo apt-get install ...
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Problems with Automating Servers on Ubuntu Desktop 15.10

I'm trying to go through the relatively complicated process of automating a computer dedicated to running a couple game servers, and my limited knowledge of Unix is hindering me a bit. My end goal is ...
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Where in Ubuntu SPI pins are configured?

I'm running Ubuntu on a custom embedded system. The SPI bus master is spi-pxa2xx. I've tried my code on several other systems and it worked fine. But on this system all I see is CS activity while I'm ...
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Backbox(Ubuntu 14.04) takes too long to boot

I've recently started encountering this problem that my system takes too long to start and also to shut down. I searched it and found that dmesg shows the logs of processes at boot time. Here's my log ...
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Linux multiple errors on boot

I have an external HDD which has two operating systems on it, Ubuntu and Kali. My hard drive has a 10 GB /boot ext4 partition at the beginning. Then I have a 100 GB Ubuntu partiton, which works ...
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Periodically get CPU usage for single process

I've got a problem with the kswapd0 process (pid 52), which from time to time would start to use 25% of the cpu (one full core). I usually stop it with the command sudo sh -c "echo 1 > ...
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Boot problem in lubuntu

I have an old msi u123 set up with lubuntu running 15.10. It works fine, but on each boot, I end up in a Recovery menu. I can select "resume" and it boots fine. I would like to try to correct whatever ...
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Why not display characters which I typed in tty? [duplicate]

I pressed CtrlAltF1 to enter TTY1. I worked a while mainly on vim, then my shell (bash) stops echoing. If I type echo abc it does not get display. Instead I get a screen like this: How do I fix ...
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Need help with mcelog: random freeze on Ubuntu/Fedora/Win10

My newly built computer freezes randomly. When it freezes, it doesn't respond to keyboards or mouses, so REISUB or ctrl+alt+f1 (or f2,f3.. etc) are of no use. I had tried different graphic card ...
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Installing Ubuntu and Wine on my Windows 7 computer [closed]

I want to install the Ubuntu OS onto my Windows 7 computer by double-booting. (I have obtained Ubuntu 13.10.) I also want to install the Wine program. Into which OS should I install the WINE program? ...
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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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Backup a 50Megbyte ubuntu linux subdirectory tree to a LG Ultra Slim Portable DVD Writer

I would like to backup my 50 megabyte home directory /home/frankc on my Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS desktop Lenovo computer using a LG Ultra Slim Portable DVD Writer. The directions for the LG Ultra Slim ...
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Async or Parallel PAM Authentication

I did a long google search on PAM authentication. From various sources what i learned is There is a PAM Call stack, which loads config files from different sources. Based on order of modules,its ...
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rsync can't update a folder that has no x permissions

I have an rsync job running in one server that keeps folders in sync. The job is running as root in one server and transferred to a backup server as normal user. In the origin server one folder ...
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Run VNC at startup as root - HOME variable not being set

I have the following code in /etc/init/vnc.conf (used by Ubuntu 14.04's Upstart): description "VNC on start" author "user129013" start on runlevel [2345] exec /root/vnc The job is running ...
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XWayland not in Ubuntu

I am trying to get Wayland to run on Ubuntu 14.04. I found a webpage that has step by step install PPA and then do this next steps, but it is not working. I am trying to get it to working in VBox ...
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How to automatically start TightVNC server as root on Ubuntu startup?

How can this be achieved? I want to boot the headless Ubuntu 14.04 box and have it start TightVNC as root.
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Screenshot non-rectangular extended desktop

I have just added a second (larger) monitor to my Ubuntu box, when I take a multi-screen screenshot with (eg) scrot or xfce4-screenshooter I get garbage in the corner which is normally not seen: ...
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Likewise-open for Ubuntu 14.04 Not available?

I have found references to this issue around, but nowhere seems to post a solution that works for me. I have tried: sudo apt-get install likewise-open However this returns: Reading package ...
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Why does .pam_environment not include $HOME in my new path?

I created a /home/myname/.pam_environment file containing PATH DEFAULT=${PATH}:${HOME}/apps/flyway But my new path doesn't end with /home/myname/apps/flyway. Why not? $ echo $PATH ...
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Is it OK to install 32 bit linux on virtual pc on 64bit windows system?

I am trying to download ubuntu 32 bit to run in virtualbox. is it ok to run 32 bit os on virtual box in my windows 64bit pc? or do i need to download only 64 bit os to run in virtual box of my 64bit ...
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Cryptsetup: LVM is missing (on a system without LVM)

So, I have a problem with the partitions setup of my laptop. I will try to include as many details as possible in order to make it easier to help. In the past, I had an ubuntu 15.10 system on my ...
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Downgrade from Wily to Trusty

I've upgraded from Ubuntu Trusty to Wily using apt-get dist-upgrade Is there a way to downgrade to Trusty? I found a few software packages I cannot install.
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Unmounting external drive takes tremendously long

This morning I copied around 200GB of data to a quite old USB2.0 1TB external drive. The copying took around 2 or 3 hours. Afterwards I unmounted & the unmounting is still going on (after more ...
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Change user maildir to custom location upon creation of the user

I use Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS . How to change the location of the Mailbox /home/user/Maildir/ to /Location/Mail/? I dont have to create home directory for that user. I did some changes in the ...
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Can't Launch Freemind in Ubuntu 15.10 - Please Advise

For a long while I've had difficulty launching the program Freemind in Ubuntu 15.10: sudo apt-get install freemind Please take a look at the bug I submitted: ...
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Can I install Ubuntu into a RPi2 remotely?

One friend of mine would like to install ubuntu mate into his new Raspberri Pi 2, but he would like me to help him trough the installation steps. My problem is that I am not aware if Ubuntu can run ...
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How do i create create a bridge for virtual machines

so the issue is that i am using hetzner for my server hosting and they suck at making any working tutorial. i have purchased a /29 subnet block. 136.243.229.24 / 29 - subnet 136.243.6.76 - main ...
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Can't boot Linux from usb on Thinkpad W540

i've Ubuntu, Fedora, Kali mounted on 3 USB sticks and can't boot from any of them. i've disabled (fast-boot) option in windows and also made the following changes to BIOS : *secure boot: disabled ...
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MOTD not displayed after installing openssh from source

On Debian Wheezy the default openssh server package displays the motd from /etc/motd. When i compile it from source (openssh-6.0p1) it won't display the motd anymore after an ssh login. Configure ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg

I get an error message when I try to run sudo apt-get remove/install. It happened because I was trying to install texlive, but i ran out of root disk space and the installation was cut off. Because I ...