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USB drive stopped working

My USB pen drive (A-data UE700 64GB) suddenly stopped working. I tested it on few PCs (every one with Linux) and it doesn't work on any of them. The device isn't even mounted. It used to work alright ...
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What makes CentOS “enterprisey” compared to “generic” distributions like Ubuntu?

What makes CentOS "enterprisey" compared to "generic" distributions like Ubuntu? When I say "enterprisey" I actually mean "better for server deployments". Just a general question, because I was ...
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Serving webpages with Apache on Ubuntu server

I've set up an old machine running Ubuntu server 13.1. I can access it remotely with webmin and I was able to install apache that way. What I would like to be able to do is to put web pages and be ...
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How to install QGIS from source into user space?

I want to install QGIS from source on Ubuntu 13.10. (saucy). into ~/bin. There is Python 2.7.5+ installed. Therefore, I cloned the repository to my machine and checked out the master branch. First I ...
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elementary os on ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop I tried to install Pantheon desktop enviroment because I tried it on the elementary os before and I liked it but the last version of elementary os is ...
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Ubuntu How to re-install bootloader

I accidently altered my partition table. Somehow I wiped it out completely and changed the disk label. The system has not been rebooted yet and I managed to rebuild it the way it originally was using ...
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Set Ubuntu System Proxy Settings without Restart from commandline

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 . I want to change the http proxy settings from the command line. This should be equivalent to changing in the GUI(All Settings->Network->Network Proxy) and clicking the button ...
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Audio cuts in and out after upgrading from Ubuntu 12.10 -> 13.10

So my audio was working perfectly fine (XBMC, VLC, Flash in Chrome, etc) before the upgrade. Now that I've upgraded, I can still play audio, but it plays for a second or two at a time before cutting ...
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Using upstart with stop unknown instance

I'm just getting into upstart so i wrote a very basic script just to print to log file called: vm-service.conf that I put in /etc/init: description "Virtual Images" author "Me" start on ...
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How to set up Motion to access my copied config file?

As suggested in this tutorial I made a copy of the Motion configuration file in my home folder under ~/.motion/motion.conf . But Motion then still tries to access the config-file under ...
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Ubuntu - Booting black screen with purple border

After the installation of Ubuntu, when I try to boot a black screen with a purple box appears without let me see the GRUB menu. Then the screen becomes black and Ubuntu starts booting. Ubuntu is the ...
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Unable to install bsddb185, Python library for opening Berkeley DB version 1.85 files on Ubuntu

I am writing a python program that makes use of some legacy Berkeley DB 1.85 files. Unfortunately I am unable to install the bsddb185 Python package, either for Python version 2.x and for Python 3. ...
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how to close ports with no process attachedto it

how do you close ports if there are not processes attached to it? I used to run an application and they're using this ports previously for some reason the application crashed but if i restart the ...
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many many dpkg errors while upgrading

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, newly upgraded from 12.04. I was trying to upgrade my software, but it is showing many, many dpkg errors regarding texlive-*. When I type following command: sudo apt-get ...
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why are there links to links in system directories?

For example, the executable emacs: lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 23 Jun 9 2012 /usr/bin/emacs -> /etc/alternatives/emacs llrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 Jun 9 2012 /etc/alternatives/emacs -> ...
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How can I switch between different audio output hardware using the shell?

I use my laptop with an external monitor which has speakers. When the monitor is attached through HDMI I can switch (using the GUI: Sound Setting --> Hardware) between the normal laptop audio output ...
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How to solve problem related to black screen with cursor only after loging in?

Suddenly, I got crash report after logging in to my primary account. It says "cannot open display". But, everything work just fine while loging in with "Guest" account. I tried using these methods ...
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Wifi broadcom 4313 with proprietary driver (Ubuntu) randomly stops connecting to wireless networks

I have a laptop with Broadcom 4313 wireless module, using Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 as OS When reconnecting to network or when waking laptop from suspend/rebooting it sometimes cannot connect to any ...
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Owner of directory set to 518?

I recently installed some PHP site on a server for a customer. A guy calls me up and tells me he can't seem to upload to the img directory. I went in and took a look at the owner of said directory. ...
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'Open .bash_profile' conflict on Ubuntu

I want to edit .bash_profile on my Ubuntu system. When I try to run the command open .bash_profile, it gives this message: Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console Please help me get ...
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Compile source with later libraries on one server and use the binary on an older server

I may have a noob question regarding the compiling software from source. I need the latest libpcre3-dev library to compile a software from source, however, the current distribution of the OS (Ubuntu) ...
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Issues With ARIA2C and basic auth- WGET working

I'm having some issues getting aria2c working with basic http auth. Wget works perfectly, but I'd like to use arias multi-threading features !!link!! = https://www.site.com/directory/name Command ...
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controlling module loading order using a shell script or systemd(fedora) service?

Using Ubuntu 12.04 with systemd(default). I have a broadcom 4312 wireless card which needs "wl" driver and broadcom NIC which uses "b44" "ssb" modules. now, the problem is, at boot the wireless card ...
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Elantech Mouse Touchpad not working well

I have a dual-boot Ubuntu/Debian (GNOME) machine: My mouse touchpad does not work correctly (right-click not recognized, cannot do 2 finger drag and drop/highlight) on Debian, but it does work ...
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Terminal won't go back to prompt after launching app [closed]

I'm running elementary OS Luna (based on Ubuntu 12.04) on which I've installed Okular as I consider it to be the best PDF reader even if it's meant primarily for KDE. The issue is this, I need to use ...
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File not found: Beautiful Soup

I am trying to run a program that I downloaded in Ubuntu latest version, but I continue getting an error everytime I try to run the program. It says: File Not Found: BeautifulSoup So in order to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - USB 3.0 Low Output or not working

I have a problem with my laptop. Since I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in dual boot, my two USB 3.0 don't work anymore. Maybe you need to know: My Laptop has 2*USB 2.0 and 2*USB 3.0. One of the USB ...
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Disable processor speed changes on AC vs battery [closed]

My Toshiba Satellite L300 laptop freezes when I plug in the AC power cord. The problem is, whenever the processor goes in power management or downclocks, the system freezes and shows colorful ...
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nVidia fail after update

I have a 64-bit computer with Ubuntu 14.04, Gnome and nVidia. I had the official drivers from nVidia installed, all working perfectly, even Steam games. I did a reboot after a recent update and the ...
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'ImportError: No module named _struct' error when managing packages

I'm running elementary OS 0.2 (based on Ubuntu 12.04) and starting today I'm seeing a weird error when attempting to install/upgrade packages. Just now for example I did a: sudo apt-get update ...
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Why doesn't my udev rule work?

I created a file /etc/udev/rules.d/60.alsa.rules with the following content: KERNEL=="0000:00:1b.0", SUBSYSTEM=="pci", ATTR{label}=="Realtek High Definition Audio Device", ATTR{vendor}=="0x8086", ...
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Video colors reversed (negative) in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

What's the fix for negative colors in videos (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS)? Pictures or thumbnails are not effected, only videos. It does not seem to be a browser problem as videos viewed offline exhibit the ...
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Error with gedit can't save any file

meraj@meraj-SATELLITE-C850-A785:~$ sudo gedit /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini (gedit:16243): Gtk-WARNING **: Calling Inhibit failed: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name ...
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installing synaptic package manager from outside the repos

I have been facing some problems in installing software with ubuntu software center, due to the fact that I have not been able to run no proxy for the whole system, I have tried all methods prescribed ...
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Django can not connect to MySQL database over ubuntu 10.04

I am newbie in Django. I got a simple Django 1.3.* project, i would like to run it over my localhost. I installed all necessary modules like: python-mysqldb, rptz etc... I have ubuntu 10.04 ...
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Top forest view with filter, can I include all children?

If I'm using top in "forest" mode (V) and I restrict by PID (o PID=12345), can I also get top to show all the child processes in the same view? Ubuntu, top from procps-ng version 3.3.9
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What is the xcalib -screen number for the HDMI monitor?

I must use a VGA-to-DVI cable and a HDMI cable to run two monitors. I'm trying to invert the colors on both monitors but I can only invert one of them: $ xcalib -invert -alter -s 0 #works $ xcalib ...
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mounting/converting v2i image in linux

Is it possible to mount a v2i image in linux? Is there any mount.v2i program? Or is there any convertion tool to convert v2i image to something else like iso ? How can i Mount/Convert a v2i image? ...
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Gnome programs (eog/gnome-terminal) have a slow start and produce a DBus.Error.NoReply Warning

For some time eog and gnome-terminal are starting very slow on my (X)Ubuntu 13.10. I think other gnome tools are affected, too, but I don't use any else. Now I get a ...
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slow Matlab on Ubuntu LTS and ZERO Swap

I was using Matlab2012 under Win7 and my algorithm was consuming a huge amount of memory though it was fast (80 seconds for one iteration). Now I am using Matlab2013 under Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and though ...
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Accessing file from the Windows host in a VirtualBox virtual machine

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 as the guest operating system in a VirtualBox virtual machine. The host runs Windows 8 (24GB). I want to access a folder of the host inside the guest. Since the source is ...
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List explicitly installed packages

In Gentoo there is the file /var/lib/portage/world that contains packages that I explicitly installed. By explicit I mean, packages that I choose, not including anything installed by default, or ...
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Multi-user text mode runlevel in Ubuntu

I use Ubuntu as a server, and I want to change its runlevel to be full multi-user text mode (like init 3 in RedHat). Using runlevel command, I see that am running N 2 which is Graphical multi-user ...
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How to copy-merge two directories?

I have two directories images and images2 with this structure in Linux: /images/ad /images/fe /images/foo ... and other 4000 folders and the other is like: /images2/ad /images2/fe ...
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How can I tease Sonicwall ?

In my college, I can't use the web, because they use Sonicwall network firewalls How can I tease it? For I use all websites in my college? Please see the result when I access a website blocked ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and CentOS 7.0

Problem in installing Ubuntu after CentOS 7.0: I have a laptop with a hard disk around 170Gb. After installing CentOS 7.0 I tried to install the Ubuntu 14.04 alongside with the CentOS 7.0. The Ubuntu ...
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Logrotate no longer reads symlinked configuration file due to non-root ownership

We are currently upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS on our ruby on rails application servers, and have noticed that the log files are no longer rotating. On both machines we have a file ...
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How to setup a scanner in crouton chroot?

I have ubuntu 12.04 installed on my hp chromebook using crouton but I'm not sure how to access a usb device from inside the chroot. I'm trying to access a brother DS-720D scanner with xsane. From ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 x64 - slow and acting strangely gvfs+NTFS

I have updated Ubuntu 13.10 x64 to latest stable releases of all packages. I'm running GNOME and using SSD disks on USB 3.0 ports in lenovo Y500 notebook. I'm using Midnight Commander (as root) in ...
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How to enable vim addon packages?

I have installed vim-nox as well as vim-latexsuite and vim-outliner on Ubuntu 12.10. There's nothing wrong with Vim but neither of the add-on packages does anything. What do I have to do to in order ...