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PHP does not use MySQL default sockets

I am having a hard time understanding why PHP cannot connect with localhost as a host. I can connect by doing: mysql -uroot -p And also, through Sequel Pro I can connect with localhost as a host. ...
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Setup a common /opt such that both my Linux Distributions can use it

I have two Linux distributions: Ubuntu-Gnome and Fedora-XFCE, both having almost the same bunch of apps. Most of my apps are installed in the /opt space separately for both the distros. I have used ...
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Z170-A motherboard HDMI video issue with ubuntu

I purchased Z170-A motherboard PC with on-board HDMI port and i have installed Ubuntu 14.04.4 OS but problem is if i connect Monitor to HDMI port it's not working. but if i put external VGA card it ...
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Ubuntu as a Yun ntp server: broadcast issues

I have an Ubuntu server to use as an ntp server for Yuns. I am having issues broadcasting with my linksys (BEFW11S4) router to my Yuns. Optimally: I need this to provide ntp service to Yuns ...
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Ubuntu Server 15.10 doesn't recognize internet card

I just installed ubuntu server (the installer connected to the internet with no troubles), and I cannot get it to connect wirelessly to the internet. I've googled to no avail, as there is no ethX ...
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Why has everything gone very small?

I have installed Lubuntu on my laptop; however, everything displays very small. The resolution is at 1080p, which it has been at since I started using the OS. It just started to load up like this ...
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Ubuntu: Installing programs into specific locations

I have software which is built using a makefile. This makefile also contains (relative) paths to different programs (such as gsoap, postgresql and others) which provide stuff that I need to include. ...
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Is next LTS versions of Ubuntu based on actual testing version of Debian

From the several sources I've completed this table: | UBUNTU VERSION | UBUNTU CODE NAME | UBUNTU RELEASE DATE | UBUNTU LTS | DEBIAN CODE NAME | DEBIAN VERSION | ...
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How to connect Ubuntu 14.04 NIS Client to a IRIX NIS Server

I'm trying to connect a new Ubuntu 14.04 Server (64Bit) as NIS Client to an SGI Irix NIS Server. It's a standard installation of Ubuntu, only ssh, nfs and nis (pam and other stuff came along by ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS does not save my preferences

From the last restart of the system, few days ago, I have a problem with setting my preferences on Ubuntu 14.04. More precisely, I have the following issues at the boot of the system: Other ...
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How To Copy Files From Local Windows Machine To Remote Server [closed]

I want to copy a file from my local machine to a remote server. My local machine is running on Windows 10 and I use PuTTY to connect to the remote server, which is running Ubuntu.
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Why am I getting “This Connection is Untrusted” while trying to download LeechBlock?

Firefox 42.0 Ubuntu 14.04.3 I tried to download Leechblock from here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/leechblock/ But I got the following in return. This Connection is Untrusted ...
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How to automatically mount a NAS in Ubuntu

I'm trying to set up a network attached storage (NAS) in my house to access from multiple computers. My NAS is actually a hard-drive containing all my music, plugged directly into my router. My goal ...
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Install mdadm without postfix in ubuntu trusty

I want to build a RAID system on top of Ubuntu Trusty. When I do apt-get install mdadm A screen pop up asking me to configure postfix. Because I will run this installation in automation script. Is ...
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How can a daemon user connect through SSH? [closed]

I have launched process named redmine that launched by deamon user – redmine. Some inner redmine (as process) plugin needs SSH connection to outer service and make it from redmine (user), but this ...
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Ubuntu Linux - PHP Cron doesn't work

I have a Ubuntu webserver that should execute a PHP script to cache a bunch of data every 5 minutes using a Cron job. I configured the Cron using Webmin entering the command: /usr/bin/php -q ...
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Aptitude deleted a buttload of modules when I tried to install Imagemagick, how do I undo this?

Yesterday I tried to install Imagemagick, I used apt-get at first, which returned an error. I was already trying to install ImageMagick for hours, so I got impatient. A post on stackoverflow said that ...
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How do I obtain the dependency fcitx-dbus?

When I run fcitx, I get the following errors. $ (INFO-3262 /build/buildd/fcitx-4.2.8.3/src/lib/fcitx/addon.c:151) Load Addon Config File:fcitx-dbus.conf (INFO-3262 ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu

I'm tying to install a fresh Ubuntu 15.10 distro on my laptop. I boot my pc from the usb with the Ubuntu installer, On the GRUB menu, I select test without install, but when it reachs the screen where ...
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What is using trillions of inodes on my almost empty server? [closed]

I have 18446744069923968593 inodes (which seem really too much) and much more problematic: I have 18446744069414835186 used so the system won't create any other file (even if the disk is almost ...
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Unable to use a self-signed certif. on localhost

I created a self-signed certificate for localhost for testing as follows: openssl genrsa -out key.pem 2048 openssl req -new -key key.pem -out certificate.csr openssl x509 -req -in certificate.csr ...
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How to reinstall configuration file [duplicate]

How do you revert or reinstall a configuration file in Debian/Ubuntu? I accidentally overwrote the file /etc/bluetooth/main.conf. Running dpkg -S /etc/bluetooth/main.conf shows that the package bluez ...
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After installation of Ubuntu (not dual boot), how to find the drives?

I recently clean installed Ubuntu without dual boot, so everything was erased, but now I can't seem to find where my C and D drives are located. Here are the results of some commands that I tried: ...
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Stop Ubuntu on Macbook from booting into OS X from external drive

I have Ubuntu (Lubuntu) installed on a MacBook which has two external hard drives connected to it. One of the partitions on one of those drives is a bootable backup of an OS X machine. When I reboot ...
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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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LDAP Authentication

I'm currently trying to set up an LDAP server for centralized authentication. I set up phpLDAPadmin and my structure is as follows: dc=example,dc=com cn=admin ou=users cn=system cn=testuser ...
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Colored horizontal lines when booting from GRUB

I have an annoying problem when I boot to windows from GRUB boot menu, I got always colored lines that disappear in seconds. I also tried to change my linux distro 3 times but I always get the same ...
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Prevent shutdown using shell script run at shutdown

Background: I have a Python script that runs (infinitely) from startup in the background of a Ubuntu server. The process is ended by sending a SIGINT which is handled by the script which finishes all ...
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Ubuntu trusty format disk slower than RHEL7?

I observed that disk formatting is much slower in Ubuntu than in RHEL7. Does anybody know why that is? EDIT: Forgot to mention, I'm formatting the disk with ext4. Using mke2fs
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How to allow URL auth with Chromium browser

Chromium options used --allow-running-insecure-content --ignore-certificate-errors --ignore-urlfetcher-cert-requests --disable-gpu --no-sandbox URL auth ...
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How to run an executable file (web app) 24/7 and restart automatically when it breaks down? [closed]

I have an executable file on a server which is a full-fledged standalone web application. When I login to a server via ssh and run the file, the website become visible in the internet. Obviously, ...
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Linux Mint OS always freezes when laptop is not charging

I'm using Linux Mint 17.3 OS on my HP Compaq nc6400 laptop. The OS always freezes after a while if I'm using my laptop without charging it but never does so if I'm charging my laptop while using it. ...
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KVM on Crouton chroot?

I've enabled Vt-x support in BIOS, and have been trying to get KVM on my chroot for a few days now. I lost my chroot last night (got it into an unbootable state) trying and had to build a new one. ...
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Upstart job starts the script twice

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.13.0-85-generic x86_64) where I created a simple Upstart job: # content of /etc/init/listener.conf start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [!2345] ...
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Add TCP congestion control variant to Linux Ubuntu

I want to test different variants of TCP in Linux Ubuntu. I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with Kernel version 3.14. When I check the available congestion control algorithm using the following command sysctl ...
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Sed incremental arithmetic

I want to replace a number at the end of a string by incrementing the number by one each time I run a specific sed line. the string looks like this: server-port=25555 I was thinking I could run ...
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Unable to mount SD card at crouton startup

I am just starting out running Ubuntu trusty through crouton on my chromebook, and I am attempting at mounting my sd card at startup. I currently have a shell script which mounts the sd card when it ...
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Long response time when using chroot

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server and yesterday the response time of the server was quite long, meaning when using simple commands like: ls -al it would take up to 20 seconds to respond in a very ...
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Ubuntu VPS in sleep mode / standby?

I currently have a problem with my VPS (ubuntu 14.04.4). When I access it after hours the first time again via HTTP or SSH it takes a few seconds until it reacts, sometimes it is even too long, so it ...
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Should I create should my own user with less privileges on a server (Digit. Ocean)?

I'm trying to deploy a website at Digital Ocean. I have the user root as the default. However, since it's root I believe I should create my own, normal user, shouldn't I? Nonetheless, in the ...
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Is it possible to run iCloud Drive on Ubuntu?

I'm active Apple user, I have MacBook at home, but Linux PC on the work. One of most annoying thing for me is sync my personal data between home, work and mobile devices (like documents etc). At the ...
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Bluetooth adapter not found Ubuntu 14.04

I know this has been asked a lot, but I have tried almost every possible answer and it still isn't working. I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 on my Asus C300 chromebook through crouton, and I can't ...
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What is the proper way to create a bootable image of my system?

Wouldn't it be nice if I could just get my system set up right after I install it, with all of the themes and programs and SDKs that I want, and then just save that snapshot? Like a backup, except I'd ...
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Ubuntu .desktop file not working but command line launch works

Ubuntu 15.10 running in a VM. I have an application installed in /devel that I am able to run from the command line with the command: /devel/dbvis. This launches the GUI and works fine. I created a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Mouse Touchpad gone bad

I have a problem with my touchpad, but I don't think it's a hardware issue. I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and after a few days of use, the mouse pointer is behaving kind of wierd. What it ...
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ClamAV installation Ubuntu

I am trying to install ClamAV in ubuntu as per the instructions in blog.dutchcoders.io/installing-clamav-from-source/ While updating the virus databases using sudo freshclam -v I am getting ...
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Why the virtual interface is down when I establish a layer-3 SSH VPN using “tun” devices

I would like to establish a layer-3 SSH VPN on Ubuntu 14.04. To create a tun virtual device, I used the command ssh -f -w 0:0 root@41.33.17.26 -p 2010 true, it creates the interface 'tun0' but the ...
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I can ping IPs but can't resolve domains

I have Xubuntu 14.04 installed on my server. network-manager is not installed. It seems to have lost its ability to resolve domains, and I'm not sure where to begin diagnosing the issue. ping 8.8.8.8 ...
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How to troubleshoot and fix vnc connectivity issue with ubuntu 14.04 virtual machine

I have a remote Ubuntu machine, which I decided to use VNC to connect to. I followed the instructions. The Ubuntu machine is a VM with just a root account at the moment, and I think my problem is that ...
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Bootloader Grub2 - delete partition where ubuntu resides

I have a dualboot with the following two Os's: Windows10 Kubuntu And the bootloader Grub2 What happends with the bootloader if I delete/formats the partition where Kubuntu is installed? Does it ...