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Fn key results in slashes rather than brightness, etc

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. On 14.04, the Fn key controlled bits and pieces such as mute, brightness, volume, lock touchpad, etc. all worked fine. After the upgrade, they don't. ...
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How To Run Script In Linux At Startup

I am trying to run a script at startup, for that i added a script in Init.d and created a link using command "update-rc.d script_name defaults" But when i restart the system i got only black screen. ...
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Chrome OS/Chromium OS IMG file for Ubuntu 14.10

I downloaded the latest build from Arnold the Bat, Hexxeh and Cr OS Linux (I couldn't put a link on Hexxeh 'cause I don't have enough reputation to put that many links :/). I made a Live USB with each ...
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Proper way of changing username in Ubuntu or any linux

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and made some customization. I will also make it a new iso which is customized ubuntu. What I want to ask is how can I change my username. There are plenty much configuration ...
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mpd: no audio until the desktop mode activated via ssh

I have mpd installed on my ubuntu server where I also installed desktop. I leave the server in shell mode (ctrl+alt+f1). I often start playing music via ssh from iPad/iPhone. It works well but there ...
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Ubuntu preseed file over HTTP not working (using a nonstandard port)

I've set up an Ubuntu preseed file, and want to test it using a 14.04 x86 mini iso on one of my computers. I use Python's built in HTTP server: cd ~/path/to/preseed/files python -m SimpleHTTPServer ...
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ubuntu 14.04 wifi hotspot frequently disconnecting using edimax dongle

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS flavor of Linux and use the edimax dongle to create a WiFi access point to share my pc internet connection. I successfully created a hotspot using the plasma-nm applet using ...
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Problem dual booting windows 8 and ubuntu 14.04

I had windows 8 for like 12 months Yesterday I choose to install ubuntu 14.04. On windows 8 I had 2 partitions C(where windows was installed) and D(other ntfs partition). I shrunk D with 50 GB then I ...
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Problems with kerrighed

I heard about kerrighed and i want to use it for rendering with blender because it is a single system image. I tried to install it over pxe like the installation guide from kerrighed.org says. The ...
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Ubuntu + nginx , get information about virtual machine

first of all i'm not server administrator, so sorry if my question is very silly. Shed some light on the structure of the server. I have one server and in this server is two virtual machines (web_a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Brightness level problem

I know we had a lots of questions about that problem but none worked for me. I have a dual boot with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 but cannot change the brightness level just when I use Linux. The only ...
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How convert these output into human readable format

I just ping the google.com, then i checked in the wireshark it give some output icmp. Like this 0000 c8 d3 a3 c9 a6 f4 9c 2a 70 cd f2 c5 08 00 45 00 .......* p.....E. 0010 00 54 6c b0 40 00 40 ...
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Ubuntu/Mint (trusty) : Wifi keeps shutting down

I Run Mint on my desktop and I'm facing a very annoying problem : wifi keeps shutting down after a few minutes or a few hours and it never comes back automatically. To restore network, I have to ...
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Mousepad is not working

I had installed ubuntu 14.04 lts on my machine and just found out that my mouse pad is not working, when I switched to windows its working properly. I search from forums for solutions but none of ...
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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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How to set environment variable for BACI compiler and interpreter?

I have installed executable files for BACI compiler and interpreter in my Ubuntu system. But now every time I have to compile my .cm file I have to go to the program folder and run ./bacc and ...
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Can't boot into installer of Mint or Ubuntu

I'm currently running Windows Vista. I've tried installing both Mint and Ubuntu by both the DVD-R and USB drive methods. When I reboot, I can hit F12 to open the typical installation menu, but any ...
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Are SMART diagnosis tools giving correct output?

My problem is the following: In November, the hard-disk analyser tool of Ubuntu 14.04 (Disks) showed some bad sectors. As this disk was very old, I replaced it by a Western Digital WD1600BEKT. Now, I ...
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vpn l2tp connection on ubuntu 14.10

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and I need to create a VPN L2TP connection. I installed strongswan, as suggested by this answer, but now I don't understand how to configure the connection. The connection ...
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Creating a Ubuntu disk-less image with Vagrant

I'm trying to set up Ubuntu diskless servers and clients. In the section "Creating your NFS installation" whereby we have to copy client OS files to server. mount -t nfs -onolock ...
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install just goes to a blank or black screen

ViciBox is built with OpenSuSE v.13.1 64-bit, while the current version looks to be 13.2, not 13.1. This is the only reason I can find to explain why this distro fails to install onto this particular ...
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Use #!/bin/sh or #!/bin/bash for Ubuntu-OSX compatibility and ease of use & POSIX

I know that I can use either as the first line of scripts to invoke the desired shell. Would #!/bin/sh be recommended if compatibility with all unix systems is an absolute requirement? In my case ...
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How to allow an FTP account on an SFTP server

I connect to my server via SSH for a user called 'ubuntu'. It needs a private key to connect and the same goes for the same account via FileZilla. I'm currently setting up a server block with nginx ...
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Why message queues are not being used for any system level applications in Ubuntu OS?

In my Linux machine, when i run 'ipcs' command, I have the below information listed srinivas@srinivas-G41MT-S2:~$ ipcs -a ------ Shared Memory Segments -------- key shmid owner ...
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Register a new directive in Tomcat using Eclipse

I'm new user in Linux, using Ubuntu 14.10 version. So I develop in Java using Eclipse and something like Tomcat and Maven. When I try to put this configuration in Tomcat serve inside Eclipse ...
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Systemd, change order of unit file starts?

I have written a sample test service and it looks as below, [Unit] Description=Test service [Service] Type=dbus BusName=test.sample Restart=on-failure ExecStart=/usr/sbin/testbin -n ...
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Importing packages from linux ISO

I have ISO of Puppy Linux and just now I have downloaded ISO for Ubuntu. Puppy Linux does not have gcc installed . But I know Ubuntu 14 has gcc and many other softwares installed. So Can I import ...
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I cannot get photoscape 7.3? [closed]

I have tried many times to install http://photoscape.org on here. I do not understand, I am new to the computer.
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How to run a live stream as local radio

Users. I want to play a live stream http://204.45.41.148/ with icecast2 server.I have successfully installed icecast2 and ices2.I want my users to connect to my server for listening this channel ...
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How to map PowerOff button as End on XWindows?

I have this unfortunate PowerOff button on my laptop situated in the place of the End key: I already have a way to disable the PowerOff handler triggered by the OS (Ubuntu 14.04 in my case). Now I ...
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How to fix frequent crashes of openshot?

I have been using the openshot video editing software for some time on Ubuntu 13.10, which does not run stable for me. I would like to know if I can do something to stabilize it, so I can actually use ...
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Load a service in Linux programatically [closed]

Given a service name(created by user) and its path, how can I load and start the service at runtime from a C++ program in Ubuntu. Does there exists functions similar to the Windows functions such as ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 vsftpd timeout using external IP

I am having a problem connecting to my Ubuntu 12.04 server with vsftpd using my external IP. Connecting with local IP is successful. I am using FileZilla for the ftp client. I know there is a bunch of ...
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How do I automatically bind mount on boot in a non-root encrypted home directory?

I want to bind mount a directory within my home when I log on. The line in fstab would be /foo/bar /home/me/wherever none bind 0 0 The trouble is my home directory is encrypted, so it has to happen ...
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Naming PPP interfaces

I have two PPP peers, dsl-line1 and dsl-line2 which are configured with pppd on Ubuntu (Server) Linux. They are brought up by the /etc/network/interfaces file with the auto thingy however each PPP ...
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Mounting an MTP enabled device on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 32-bit

My aim is to perform file operations on my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (older edition) using Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 32-bit. This does not work out of the box as I plugged my device and saw myself. In order ...
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Route everything through VPN except SSH on Port 22

I have a Server and I want to setup a VPN on it to route all traffic. Of course I dont want to block myself out when establishing the OpenVPN connection (already did that..) so I want the Port 22 to ...
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Lost Win7 boot after installing UBUNTU Vivid

I have a dual boot system (Win7 for my company) and (UBUNTU 14.10) .. My company is using Encryption for the image of Win7. After Win7 installation i installed UBUNTU 14.10 and i was able to boot ...
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“Makefile:29: recipe for target 'siplib.o' failed” - SIP installation

I'm trying to install SIP 4.16.5 for Python 3.4 on Ubuntu GNOME 14.10. I type python3 configure.py and I get the following: This is SIP 4.16.5 for Python 3.4.2 on linux. The SIP code generator will ...
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AV Linux as main OS. Computer won't accept bootable USB

I am trying to install and run AVLinux through the downloadable .iso image from the website. I created a standard startup disk with the standard creator in 14.10 all went well. ''Startup Disk ...
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What port uses my backportpackage or bzr?

I am working in a company what uses Ubuntu Precise on the desktops behind a proxy. The Proxy is available in /etc/environment and set as: http_proxy, https_proxy, ftp_proxy, no proxy and their ...
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MySQL server won't install to a new os (Debian, Ubuntu)

Today I wanted to install (on a new VPS with new OS) a MySQL server. I used this command: apt-get install mysql-server mysql-common mysql-client-5.5 I tried with Debian 7 (x64 and x86) and Ubuntu ...
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How to setup 2 NIC PC with a DHCP server on one NIC and LAN on the other. Ubuntu

So I have a networking setup I need for a project. On one of my NICs I need to have a DHCP server. I've found for ubuntu there exists dhcp3-server for a dhcp server. I've done a bit of research, I ...
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QoS with TC qdiscs: is it possible to have ALL outbound connections have x speed limit per unique IP?

I'm trying to setup QoS in my VPS so that I can have any new outbound connection to a unique IP gets limited x speed. For instance: have 5 public IP's requesting data from my VPS. When the VPS ...
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Why is it risky to give sudo vim access to ordinary users?

I'd like to create a new user and give him sudo access. To be specific, I want him to use sudo vim and edit httpd.conf. I wrote this in sudoers: user ALL=(ALL) /usr/bin/vim ...
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Get 'python-keyring' to stop prompting for 'encrypted keyring' password

Situation: I followed these instructions (http://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/KeyringExtension) on setting up the mercurial keyring-extension for mercurial. On a Ubuntu 12.04.4 (precise) machine it ...
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Unable to install anything using apt

I was trying to install an earlier gcc and g++ (4.6.3) for compatibility reasons and now apt seems to be broken. It appears that apt-get install behaves like this for everything, not just dpkg: ...
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Upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 - Mail server missing dovecot-lmtp even though it is installed

So I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04.1 from 12.04 the other day. Easy upgrade process. Everything worked fine except for my mail server stopped receiving mail. The logs show the mail arrives and is ...
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Accessing Macintosh HD from Ubuntu

So after I upgraded my MBP to Yosemite, I have lost dualboot. After a long struggle, I finally reinstalled refind to work properly. Unfortuantelly, when I use Ubuntu, I cannot access Macintosh HD ...
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VNC not installing in ubuntu 12.04.5 LST

I am trying to install VNC server though putty, but it is not getting installed. I have run following command to install sudo apt-get install gnome-core sudo apt-get install vnc4server vncserver ...