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Why does boot fail with my custom kernel at the mknod step?

I want to build a custom kernel under Ubuntu. I configured and built the new kernel. The new kernel hasn't initrd and comes from vanilla source. I build this new monolithic kernel only with drivers it ...
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How to use -d in ntfsundelete?

As far as I can tell from the manpage of ntfsundelete getting a file back is done with e.g. ntfsundelete /dev/sdb3 -u -m important.txt which would undelete the file in-place. If I don't want ...
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When and why is /etc/init/failsafe.conf invoked on Ubuntu Server 12.04?

Could someone please tell me when during the boot process and why /etc/init/failsafe.conf is invoked? If possible, please point me towards a resource (keyword or link) where I could read more about ...
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How to provide GUI interface to all users of Ubuntu?

I have "Ubuntu Dekstop" installed in VirtualBox in a Windows 7 PC. How can I configure it to provide a GUI interface to every user I create in the Ubuntu? Should I install "Ubuntu Server" to ...
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Books that explain Linux Ubuntu in detail? [closed]

I've got a lot of problems with Linux . I currently downloaded Ubuntu. I really wonder what does 0.0 mean, how to combine command like ls -alh ( which one should come first), what is the command short ...
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Re-installing Ubuntu over a dual boot laptop

I am trying to get ubuntu back to work on my dual boot laptop (Win8 + Ubuntu 12.10). It happens that Ubuntu 12.10 is not loading, and even after checking and repairing errors from LiveCD. Further, ...
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libext2fs gcc linking error

I am writing a C program which uses libext2fs: #include <ext2fs/ext2fs.h> int main(int argc, char *argv[]) { char *fsname = argv[1]; errcode_t err; ext2_filsys fs; err= ...
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I can not log into Ubuntu 12.04

by ignorance and error I renamed the user_name of the directory /home/, called frank_account (home/frank_account) to sixven(/home/sixven) (using gksudo nautilus). Restarting Ubuntu, I get 3 users: ...
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How to install a Desktop Environment on Ubuntu after basic server installation

I downloaded Ubuntu-Server 12.04.3 LTS and cut a CD. Installed it, logged in as user, sudo -i as root. The basic installation has no desktop environment or so it appears. I did some reading and for ...
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How to get IP Address using shell script? [duplicate]

Want to get the IP address using Shell script. Without knowing the eth0 or eth1 or eth2 How to get the particular IP address. I am not interest to get localhost address, want to get private IP ...
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How to check what `wondershaper` has done?

I used this command: sudo wondershaper eth1 20 20 to limit network traffic. The command shows no errors. But I need a command or network monitor or gui which confirms this limitation. For example, ...
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Share Home Directory between Arch and Ubuntu

Before I start asking my question, I would like you to know that I am aware of the "Different linux distros sharing the same /home folder?" question already asked on this website. It did not quite ...
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Become operator on all channels ircd-hybrid

I have a problem with my ircd-hybrid server. I can only make myself operator in the status tab but not when I join channels. There is my operator tag in ircd.conf: operator { /* name: the name ...
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What do the number in the file metadata mean [duplicate]

I typed ls -l in the terminal to get the file metadata of all files in the current folder What do the circled number : 1 & 2 represent in regard to the file metadata ???
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mysqldump should prompt for password

When I'm executing mysqldump command from localhost or from remote host, it's not prompting me for password. I want the password prompt even though I'm running it from remote or from local. On my ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 no login screen

I am using the android app so I may not format the question properly. I'm using xubuntu 13.10 64 bit. I had a problem recently with var permissions and I solved it like so ...
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Blue gradient line on top and bottom instead of Ubuntu-USB-Grub-Screen

I just bought a E350M1 mainboard with onboard AMD Radeon 6310 Graphics Card. I did (I think I did) the UEFI-Bios trick: CSM activated and plugged-in a usb-stick with an Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop i386 ...
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Set memory allocation for applications in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have an application running under Ubuntu that tries to consume all available memory. Is there a way to specify and restrict the allocations available for a given application?
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For downloading, youtube file format changes depending on OS?

Oh! its sad to see what I saw. I am downloading a file from youtube (the video is of 1 hr) using command line from Ubuntu13.04 as below: ravbholua@ravbholua-Aspire-5315:~$ youtube-dl ...
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how to change partitioning?

I have a hdd with /, /home. I just got new SSD and I need to change my partitions without any reinstalling. I would like to create a separate /var partition (which is currently under /) and leave it ...
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Distro agnostic init script dependencies

I'm trying to write an init script which will be able to handle basic dependencies (for example, It has to be started (just) before MySQL service starts). Is there a distro agnostic way to write such ...
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Sound stutters during moderate disk access?

I'm running Xubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander." It's a pretty recent install. I'm playing music over a bluetooth usb dongle on a home theater system. All of my sound goes through pulseaudio. I've ...
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Boot Halts if Time if Reset

I have an old powerbook g4 with a dead battery & I am trying to run ubuntu 10.04 on it. Whenever the power cord gets unplugged the date gets set back to Dec. 31st 1969. Apparently when you ...
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Problem with NFS after changing the IP address to static

I have a NFS server from which I mount the /home directories to the remaining NFS clients in the lab. The NFS server is xxx3 which has all the home directories for the remaining machines. The ...
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subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 1

Here is the virtualbox-4.3.prerm script. apt-cache policy virtualbox-guest-additions-iso virtualbox virtualbox-4.3. I was trying to install virtualbox-guess-additions-iso, and got the following ...
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Nginx + PHP + FTP - user permission issue

I have a wordpress copy installed on /home/username/public_html/site, and now the problem is : Nginx running PHP with "www-data" identity The site folder owner and group are "username", not ...
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syntax error in conditional expression while executing the shell script?

I am working on a project in which I need to make a url call to one of my server from the bash shell script.. http://hostname.domain.com:8080/beat After hitting the above url, I will be getting the ...
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Tomcat fake start on startup with init.d

I have my tomcat (tomee) installation at /opt/tomee and I can correctly launch it with: $ /opt/tomee/bin/startup.sh Using CATALINA_BASE: /opt/tomee Using CATALINA_HOME: /opt/tomee Using ...
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Run 64 bit app on 32 bit system (Ubuntu)

All the questions I've seen refer to running a 32 bit app in a 64 bit system. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit (actually elementary OS Luna, which is based on it) and I'm trying to run a 64 bit app ...
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How do I establish what IP address has been established for my server

For school I have to set up an Ubuntu server, I didn't have a clue as to how to go about it, so I followed a guide (video). The problem is that during the guide they demonstrated accessing it using an ...
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Not wake up after suspension

My OS is Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop Lenovo T400. I had been using it quite well until this week. After suspending Ubuntu, whenever I lift the laptop lid (if the lid is closed), or press "Fn" key (if ...
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Harddrive I/O per Pid

is there any way to see the disk I/O per pid/process ? Monitorix shows me the following and correct me if I´m wrong, but it looks like that the harddrive is slowing down the whole system: UPDATE #1 ...
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Does a Virtual Machine Server Have a Web address? [closed]

Hi I'm trying to set up a server for my moodle virtual programming lab. It has something named a jail server that is used to run code remotely. I have a Ubuntu server set up with all the correct ...
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How to build nginx on Ubuntu with cache_purge module?

I have been trying to rebuild nginx with cache_purge module from here. I did the following and somehow the new build doesn't seem to include the module: Installed nginx Stopped it Installed build ...
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How can I install perf 3.4.25?

By installing perf using sudo apt-get install linux-tools-common sudo apt-get install linux-tools-3.2.0.23 gave me perf version 3.2.14 How can I install perf 3.4.25? Is it related to kernel ...
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inode limitation on a 500GB hard disk? Can you explain please?

I am launching a social networking website on LAMP Stack on Linux Ubuntu, I know that people are going to upload lots of pictures. Let's say I have 5000 users and each user upload a minimum of 100 ...
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Installing Ubuntu on HDD and Windows on SSD

I am new to Linux. I have a 60GB SSD + 1TB HDD on my laptop. I want to know if I could keep Windows 8 on my SSD and install Ubuntu on HDD. Can GRUB detect both operating systems?
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How do I fix this boot-up error (attempt to read or write outside of partition)? [closed]

I just installed a version of ubuntu linux that I got from here, http://www.bauer-power.net/2013/06/bauer-puntu-1304-is-alive-download-it.html using vmware workstation. I have installed it before ...
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How to dual-boot on a machine with PGP WDE?

PGP Whole disk encryption ("WDE") is an encryption software that encrypts all your data, and includes a bootguard. Because of this, I have been unable to successfully dual-boot, as there is no place ...
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how to execute a python program in a shell script

I have a python program in that I wrote some python code (disk.py). I executed this program using the command python disk.py in a terminal, it worked. Now I want to execute it using a shell script.
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Ubuntu load and hang on live USB [closed]

I seem to have run into some difficulties trying to install Linux alongside my USB. I made a bootable USB stick and done all the UEFI firmware settings from which I disabled fast boot. Now when I run ...
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Creating a linux user with limited privileges for ssh tunnelling

I am following this post to create ssh tunnel to mysql. The details description of my application scenario is given in my other SOQ. I exactly followed these steps to create a user: useradd -s ...
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Wireless network AND dhcp wired server

I have an ubuntu server, which automatically connects to a wireless network on startup. This is achieved through /etc/network/interfaces: auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto wlan0 iface wlan0 inet ...
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Wine and mime type association backup and restore

I'm going to replace Ubuntu with Arch Linux on my laptop and I want to reformat it. But I want to save ma wine prefixes as I have installed some windows programs that I need. I have gzipped my .wine* ...
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sending mail using telnet [closed]

I'm trying to send mail via the telnet command. I've looked at several tutorials online to use telnet <servername> 25. But I've tried telnet mail.aol.com 25 and it gets stuck on trying ...
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Ulimits and pam modules

Can you explain me the relation of ulimit setting on a proccess and line session required pam_limits.so in pam module. In wich modules i really require this line? I have this line in pam.d/su ...
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Load application with module load and specify a different name from the default [closed]

I am using my local workstation to run applications stored on our local cluster. To load and run an application, I normally use: module load xxx However, there is a an application on my computer ...
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How to configure external USB touchpad for a laptop

I have a laptop that, obviously, comes with a touchpad and a keyboard. However, I have an USB keyboard with integrated touchpad that better suits my needs. I use Ubuntu 13.10 and I cannot find how to ...
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Configure guessnet to switch automatically between LAN and WLAN

I want to configure guessnet and wpa_supplicant such that if I plug in my LAN cable, it connect to the network via the cable and if I unplug it, it automatically switches to WLAN and vice versa. I ...
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Simultaneously move long list files to new location

I'm using a wonderful program called ExifTool to recursively rename a large batch of files. Here is example usage: $ exiftool -r -ext JPG '-FileName<CreateDate' -d %Y%m%d_%H%M%S.jpg . Error: ...