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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is apparmor preventing the running of my application?

I have an application that runs on Ubuntu and used to run on Tails. But now with Tails 1.5 it does not run anymore on Tails. My application package is basically a directory containing the ...
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I can't change user's passwd on ubuntu

I want change 120 user's password. so I wrote sudo echo 'user:passwd' | chpasswd but I had a message, chpasswd: (user) pam_chauthtok() failed, error: Authentication token manipulation error chpaswd ...
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Using remapped Left Control <LCTL> key as shortcut

I have remapped the <LCTL> key to Tab in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/en using key <LCTL> { [ Tab, Tab, Tab, Tab ] }; key <MENU> { [ Alt_R, Alt_R, ...
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Is this a valid setup for tracking file ownership using Samba share and managing rights?

Just need someone to look over my shoulder and tell me if this setup will work without any big problems down the road after I start adding users. Current setup: Ubuntu 14.0.4LTS Samba 4.1.6-Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 server: Change em1 to eth0 - no /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules file

I am trying to rename one of my network interfaces from em1 to eth0. I do not have /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules. I have tried to regenerate this file by running these commands: udevadm ...
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Gnome 3: how to enable desktop actions in dock entries?

In Unity, it is possible to add desktop actions to dock items (eg, you can add a "New Private Window" action to firefox.desktop and it would appear as an option when you right-click the Firefox icon ...
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Where can I find 32-bit packages for the ubuntu running on IBM Power8 (ppc64le)?

I am looking for the following packages: gcc-multilib, g++-multilib, libc6-dev:i386, libssl-dev:386, libuuid1:i386, libkrb5-dev:i386. I can find them all for amd64, but none of them for ...
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Add new HDD to Azure VM and set RAID 0

I need to attach some HDD to my Ubuntu Azure VM and enable RAID 0 for them to improve the performance. The new storage space will be under /home director (for storing my host data). I have some data ...
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why does my Ubuntu Virtual Machine slow down after a number of searches, and builds?

I recently learned that my Ubuntu Linux file system may cache the result of some commands such as searches, sorts, and perhaps build commands such as make. I run Ubuntu in a VM, and although I have ...
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How to solve this kernel bug on OS start?

I just installed a new fresh Ubuntu 12.04.5 on a Dell laptop, I had 14.04 but as I really love 12.04 stability I decided to get back to it. I have a Windows installed alongside which I just keep to ...
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How to check for specific strings in files of a large directory

I have a rather large directory, and I like to search the files for occurrence of specific strings. I have a list of about 30 strings, and my directory is 1.3G. I tried adding all the strings to a ...
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Can Ubuntu detect Windows 10 for dual-boot?

I am trying to dual boot Windows 10, so I went on the Internet to find out if Ubuntu will detect Windows 10. Some sites say it does, while others say it doesn't... Which answer is correct?
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Silent mode, Samsung 9 Series with Ubuntu

I have a 2-3 year old Samsung Series 9 laptop, and with windows I could turn on silent fan mode, so the internal fan went quiet. This does not work with Ubuntu. Any way I can fix this?
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How to use grep with does not contain

In my bash script I'm trying to print a line if a certain string does not exist in a file. if grep -q "$user2" /etc/passwd; then echo "User does exist!!" this is how i wrote it if i wanted 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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System call 'open' mode not working

I am writing a simple code about opening a file with O_CREAT | O_WDONLY | O_EXCL flags. The code looks like this: int fd = open(fileName, O_WRONLY | O_CREAT | O_EXCL, 0777); It works well, except ...
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How Remove permission denied with GRANT USAGE ON mysql

I have a mail server in my ubuntu instance. I have a webserver management FROXLOR and i recieve errors for access denied when i try to login in mail account. The log for this: Aug 16 03:14:33 email ...
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Why do compiled programs create a copy with ~?

Why is it that when I run programs for the first time it creates a copy of that file with a ~ at the end? For example, a file like HelloWorld.lua when run would create 2 files: HelloWorld.lua and ...
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I'm trying to Install Eclipse But When I Try to Run ./configure It Doesn't Work

So I am trying to install Eclipse through terminal by watching a video, but when I attempt to run ./configure I get a message saying bash: ./configure: No such file or directory I looked around ...
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How to restore data from Ubuntu if it doesn't load?

I have a notebook with two installed OS, Ubuntu 14 and Windows 10. Recently notebook had fallen, and I've stucked with problem with my hard drive. Each time when I try turn on notebook, I have the ...
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Ubuntu One: Problem while trying to register

Well this is not really a specific Ubuntu's problem but I only experienced it on Linux Ubuntu so I'll ask it here. I can't read CAPTCHAs on Ubuntu One's registration window. I tried to read it by a ...
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List all dependencies for package

I am configuring a ubuntu 14.04 server, for making it more secure i wanted to jail each user to his home directory. So far this worked as expected. But-;)-i am installed a complete RoR ...
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SSH into a remote shell, execute a 'source' command, and stay in the remote shell

I've got a script, named s, on a remote server that activates a virtual environment like this: source venv/bin/activate When SSH-ed into the server, I'm able to activate the environment by . s ...
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How do I grant write access to an API?

I'm trying to run the SOFA Matlab/Octave API version 1.0.1. Copyright 2013 Acoustics Research Institute. This API implements SOFA version 1.0. I've emailed them and they said "I need to grant write ...
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php update on ubuntu 11

I need to install Moodle2.9 but it requires at least php 5.4.4. The server runs ubuntu 11.04 and webmin: ~# cat /etc/issue Ubuntu 11.04 \n \l ~# php5 -v PHP 5.3.6-13ubuntu3.10 with Suhosin-Patch ...
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How to permanently update /run/network/ifstate [closed]

I had a system (ubuntu server 14.04) installed on a machine with only 1 NIC. I moved the hard drive to one where there is two. I can properly configure my network, but each time I edit ...
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Wifi driver on Kernel 4.x

I've upgrade my kernel from 3.19 to 4.1.5 but the Wifi driver don't work. Does anyone know how I can make it work? I've tried a few methods but it doesn't work. First method I've tried was to try ...
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Create persistent process without inittab

I have a virtual server running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64 and I want to create a persistent process that restarts with the system and when it crashes. To do that, I've added the following lines to the ...
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Why is ubuntu based on unstable debian and how is it affect stability? [duplicate]

First of all hello. I have this thought since i've seen ubuntu is based on unstable debian.Is this affect stability or is ubuntu fixes the issues that is come from unstable debian ?
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Writing a basic shell script [duplicate]

I'm using a cluster and I want to write a start up script to run the commands I have to run at the beginning of every session. My script looks like this #!/bin/sh module add apps/COPASI module add ...
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logdump -i<Inode#> gives partial information

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.2 (x64). While running the logdump -i<> command, i only get three lines of output. It stays the same even if I use the terminal as a root user. The file system is ext4.
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Switching from Ubuntu: What is software support like for other distros? [closed]

I'm about to reformat my laptop and am considering trying a new Linux distro. Ubuntu was my first Linux OS, and I chose it because it seemed to have the most support and documentation for different ...
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My ext4 partition is corruption-prone possibly because of suspend

I'm using an encrypted ext4 main partition on a Lenovo i7 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, currently using the 3.13.0-53-generic x86_64 kernel. After running for multiple weeks without shutting down ...
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How build of ASUS Merlin firmware

I'm trying to build newest ASUS-Merlin firmware on Ubuntu. My build fails with: make[7]: Entering directory `/root/asuswrt-merlin/release/src/router/lighttpd-1.4.29/src' /bin/bash ../libtool ...
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unmet dependencies on old Ubuntu version (10.10)

I'm trying to install git on an old Ubuntu machine (Ubuntu 10.10, Maverick). But i get the following errors: sudo apt-get install git Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...