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Must issue a STARTTLS command first, even with it in main.cf

This is my first time setting up a linux server and I can't seem to get the email to work. Anytime I try to telnet and do the "mail from" command I get "540 5.7.0 Must issue a STARTTLS command first" ...
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Can someone explain why I have to use Kubuntu backports?

I'm trying to install the latest Okular on my Ubuntu 12.04. But the okular site, https://okular.kde.org/download.php, seems only have binary installation downloads. Why does it not offer source ...
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How to allow authentication with `sudo` using an alternate password?

I have been given a long password by my company for my Ubuntu system. This password is cumbersome to enter when authenticating with sudo repeatedly. Can I authenticate with sudo using a password ...
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pptp and openvpn clients dhcp from server

I would like the following: Ubuntu server with PPTP server and OpenVPN server and a DHCP server Ubuntu clients all with the same PPTP username and OpenVPN client certificate. Client connects to ...
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How do I unstick a stuck ubuntu system?

My Asus loads what appears to be a working Grub, but this closes (quickly!) to leave a password request in the middle of an empty screen. I have no idea what password the installers of this system ...
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Installing rsyslog from source - No package 'liblogging-stdlog' found

I asked this over in AskUbuntu but have had no luck with an answer. I am doing experiments with different logging systems. At the moment I am trying to install rsyslog from source so I can make some ...
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Shall I keep the deb file created by checkinstall after I install from the deb file?

I have an old version emacs on my Ubuntu 12.04. I built the latest emacs from its source, and used checkinstall to create a deb package, and installed emacs from the deb file. Will it be good to keep ...
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How to configure the MySQL APT repo on Ubuntu, on a non-interactive shell?

I want to install MySQL 5.7 on Travis CI, which runs Ubuntu 12 virtual machines. I'm willing to use the official MySQL APT repo: wget ...
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resize root volume with lvextend insufficent space error

My root partition is running out of space, so I'm trying to extend/resize it. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/u64-root 19G 18G 823M 96% / none ...
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keep script running while screen is locked for a long time

I have a script that is running on my computer. The script is written in PHP under my XAMP server. It actually is reading some files from a remote FTP server and after processing them writes them back ...
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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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Running Ubuntu 14.04 from USB, can I Install Ubuntu on my HD without losing my persistent Live-USB data?

I've been running Ubuntu from USB for a few months and now I want to install it but without losing any of the data that I’m working on (data on the USB). Is this possible?
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Xenomai: /dev/rtheap is missing

I tried to install Xenomai 2.5.5.2 on my Ubunto 12.04 PC following the steps in this guide. I haven't changed any configuration options. When I run sudo ./trivial-periodic, I get a message saying ...
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Unable to add PPA repository from terminal

I am trying to install ap-hotspot on Ubuntu-14.04 When I enter the command: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 It gives me this message "Cannot add PPA: ...
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usb Modem not working after install some package

I have DWM-156 D-Link modem on ubuntu 14.04 LTS,everything was fine before i install "telephony-service 0.1+14.04.20140415-0ubuntu1" SMS and Call manager,Now OS don't show modem connection in network ...
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How to solve this NFS unmunt problem? [closed]

I have working NFS (Networking File Sharing). It's server path will be mounted, but attempts to use umount are not working. It is getting some error. $ sudo umount /nfs_server/ /nfs_server was ...
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How do I update bash on EOL Ubuntu versions?

I.e. can I find a close enough package in the next nearest distro? Or is it complicated, and compiling from source is better? Or can I grab it from debian? (This question is about at least Ubuntu ...
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Audio output port option in `pavucontrol` doesn't change automatically when headphone is plugged in

My laptop is DELL Latitude D600 (very old model, I don't know if this is related). I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with xmonad. This problem is weird. In pavucontrol, under "Output Devices" tab, there is a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 crash on installation - wn-block(2,0)

I'm trying to install the latest version of Ubuntu on my Dell Notebook via Boot via USB (it has no CD driver), but whenever I try to enter the option to test the OS or install it, an big error is ...
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Udev rule not working on Debian

I can detect and mount my USB drive on my Debian VM machine. And the first post here - explained below - works on my Ubuntu machine. Should not it work on Debian too? It doesn't of course. Why is ...
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NetBeans : Can't build Java project

I installed today on my old developer PC NetBeans (the newest) and I cloned my repo from BitBucket (I began coding with NetBeans on Windows 7). I tried to make a clean build, but the compiler has ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 HDMI UDev Script

I have tried multiple variations to this script but I cannot get it to work. The UDEV Rule fires the script and the script exectutes but simply does not change the audio profile. If I run the script ...
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Video and audio lag on Skype 4.3 [duplicate]

Skype's video does work, but it's lagging horribly on the other end. It's not an issue of the computer on the other end, since I've had conversations before on Skype while using windows and never had ...
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Directories showing up in green(executable) even after removing execute permission for all. (Ubuntu 12.04) [duplicate]

I just copied a directory from a USB flash drive. I copied it from an NTFS drive and so all the files had execute permission. I executed chmod -x * to undo the execute permission. Despite that, all ...
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Video and audio lagging on Skype 4.3

Skype's video does work, but it's lagging horribly on the other end. It's not an issue of the computer on the other end, since I've had conversations before on Skype while using windows and never had ...
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How to switch esc and caps lock using gsettings/gconftool-2 in ubuntu 14.04?

There is an option for this in the preferences dialog, but I am looking for a way to do it in the commandline so that all these configurations can be automated. I want to avoid xmodmap, because most ...
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Networking issue in IBM x3650 after install Ubuntu 14.04.1

I have a problem making TCP connections after a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 installation. First of all, after booting the interface is always off. In my case the interface is manually configured and named em2. ...
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How to sync all Gnome/Unity settings across multiple machines?

I have three desktop PCs that I am planning to install either Ubuntu or Ubuntu Gnome on. So I am looking for a way to sync the configurations across them. These three machines are not of the same ...
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How do I configure my Linux computer to provide Internet to a FreeBSD computer via Ethernet port?

I have FreeBSD computer to which I want to provide with an Internet connection via the Ethernet port. I bought a single board computer (SBC Wangboard DUAL) onto which I have installed Ubuntu. I ...
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Backup using rsync

Last time I backed up my data by copying and pasting my home directory into my external hard drive. Since then, I have added and deleted files from my home directory. I want to update that directory ...
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Arch, Ubuntu: So what's the deal with libudev.so.0?

I'm interested in building Linux desktop apps with Web front-end technologies. Both platforms I've tried -- Chromium Embedded Framework/CEFPython, and Awesomium, seem to have a dependency on ...
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udev rules fail to run a script on addition of usb device

Here is a simple rule I created in /etc/udev/rules.d/21-persistent-local.rules for my Seagate 500 GB expansion drive which uses a USB interface on a Debian machine running inside a VM. ...
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What is the role of Bios in making system compatible with Linux [closed]

I am running an Ubuntu system. My hardware is very new. I want to ask what is the role of Bios in saying if system is compatible with Linux or not? Edit 1 Sorry for broad query. I am not sure how ...
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Increase character width in Ubuntu server shell?

Is there any way to increase the character width from 80 to something higher in the shell in an Ubuntu server?
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PHP running under “www-data” user

In PHP if I run get_curret_user() it prints www-data. This makes it impossible for me to use this function in order to test a FTP password from input. Is there any way to make PHP run under the ...
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Windows 8.1 does not load on my dual boot laptop

I am new to Ubuntu (Linux) and just installed it on my laptop which has already Windows 8.1 on it. I can't use windows anymore. Below is my configuration for the Windows 8.1 booty loading. The link ...
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problem when booting linux server : Too many levels of symbolic links

By mistake, I executed these commands : sudo ln -sf bash /bin/sh sudo ln -sf bash /bin/bash When I rebooted the Linux server in recovery mode I got this message: init : Failed to spawn ...
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How can I effectively purge a manually installed package?

I installed SBCL 1.2.3 on Ubuntu 12.04 by downloading sbcl-1.2.3-x86-64-linux-binary.tar.bz2, and running sudo bash install.sh However, I was curious about how I would be able to uninstall it? It ...
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How to make Intel fake RAID 0 volume appear on boot with Ubuntu 14.04 in a multi-boot environment?

I have a computer with a Gigabyte GA-Z97N-Gaming 5 mainboard, a 256 GB drive for booting and two 3 TB drives meant to use in a RAID 0 setup with both ext4 and NTFS partitions. We are planning running ...
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ifconfig ethernet (eth0) no data flow

Hello this is my ifconfig output: eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 50:46:5d:44:5e:fe inet addr:10.0.0.6 Bcast:10.0.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: ...
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svn update or checkout problem : Can't read length line in file '/home/username/svn_repository/db/revs/0/697'

My latest revision is 703 after svn committed. But When I execute the svn update or svn checkout commands from Client machine it throws. svn: REPORT of ...
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How to ssh into remote machine and create new user in bash script

I am writing a bash script and would like to ssh into a remote machine and execute the adduser command. This is not working, all that I get is the --help text for adduser when I run the code below. ...
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Capstone for Python not working

I'm unable to get Capstone (http://www.capstone-engine.org/lang_python.html) for Python to work. I have attempted to install capstone both using pip and compiling and installing from source. Both are ...
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dual boot from two different harddrives, windows and lubuntu not working

I have a computer with two harddrives. I first installed my Windows 8.1 on my ssd taking up the whole drive. Then on my second 2TB I made 3 partitions. 1TB is dedicated to external storage, 500GB is ...
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Disadvantages of Ubuntu installed inside the Win vs next to Win

Are there any disadvantages of installing Ubuntu inside the Win using installator vs next to Win using bootable device? For example: My user account (on Win) contains diacritics which causes problems ...
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Make upstart log to /var/log/upstart/<service-name> directory

By default upstart logs to /var/log/upstart, and all the service logs are under the same directory. I want to have a directory under /var/log/upstart (say, /var/log/upstart/myservices where all my ...
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./a.out && echo $? only prints return value if return = 0

echo $? in the following scenario does not display the return value, i.e. 1. echo "int main() { return 1; }" > foo.c gcc foo.c && ./a.out && echo $? However, echo $? works when ...
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Why is my application being cut off?

I'm running a Java based application on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and for some reason it keeps getting cut off in the top left portion of the screen. I'm running this in VSphere, with VMWare Tools installed. ...
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Running Linux on Smartphone

I have recently thought about buying a cheap second hand smartphone and install Linux on it as an experiment. I am sure this has been asked a lot but I cant seem to find an answer: Is there anyway ...
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Etekcity Scroll E1 Wireless USB mouse does not work with Ubuntu 14.04

I have an Etekcity Scroll E1 Wireless USB Mouse that is not working with Ubuntu(but does work on Windows). According to their website, the mouse is compatible with Linux, and the Amazon reviews for it ...