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How to Re-Create Missing Vim Directory?

The /etc/vim directory and the symlinks from /usr/share/vim to it are missing. Does anyone know how to re-create the directory and links?
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Randomly logging out

My Xubuntu 10.04 system logs me out seemingly at random. How can I diagnose why this is happening and correct it?
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A distro with Ubuntu 11.04 and Gnome 3 installed by default

I remember reading a comment ages ago about a distro that was created with Gnome 3 on top of Ubuntu 11.04. What was that distribution named/where can I find it?
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Behavior of ping with partial packet loss on Ubuntu

I am specifically looking on the return variables of running ping on my Ubuntu server, the variables I am looking for is: error status, output on stdout, output on stderr. When pinging a host the ...
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Why won't my X Server won't start as a regular user?

X won't start on my main machine. I can start it as root, but then it only logs me in as root -- I can't use my regular user account. When I start up, it flashes a black screen, then hangs at ...
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Installing Flash Player for Safari in Ubuntu

I have installed Safari browser in Ubuntu 10.10 using Wine tricks. Now I wish to run a website which has Flash content. I am trying to install Adobe Flash but it is not working even though Flash is ...
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What does 'Invalid module format' mean?

After executing... sudo modprobe rt3572sta I get... Invalid module format What does it mean? I'm trying to get Wusb600n v2 working on Lucid Lynx. Does it mean that kernel versions aren't ...
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Software (SciTe) runs differently when opened from Terminal Vs GUI

When I open SciTe from the terminal everything works fine. When I open it via Ubuntu 10.04 GUI drop down boxes I get this error every time I try to run a ruby program: sh: ruby: not found At this ...
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Ubuntu Drivers on Chromium OS?

I recently managed to install Chromium OS to a flash drive. However, when I booted into Chromium OS, I found that neither wifi or ethernet worked, yet both wifi and ethernet work on my Ubuntu ...
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How can I press key of “keycode 53” every minute in X?

I want to automate my typing. I can use window managers such as gnome and fvwm. I can access to ubuntu and obsd.
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How can I get wireless and ethernet to work with ubuntu?

I have an acer aspire 7551 laptop running windows 7 and I've successfully used wubi to also install ubuntu (the latest release version). Wireless works fine on windows 7, but neither wireless nor ...
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Network problems after Ubuntu upgrade

I'm having real problems having upgraded Ubuntu from 10.04 to 10.10. My main problem is I cannot get a network connection either wired or wireless. When I right click the Network manager applet the ...
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fdisk unable to open

I am having problems using fdisk to clear the partition table of my sd card. The sd card is identified in the /dev folder when inserted into the sd card reader, but when the following command in run: ...
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Application shortcuts

Where are the application shortcuts (Settings -> XFCE 4 Settings Manager -> Keyboard -> Application Shortcuts) saved?
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Backup ubuntu configurations and deploy them later

How to take a backup of configurations like theme settings, font size, Network Manager connections, Touchpad settings etc. of my current Ubuntu 14.04 installation ? I want to use them after ...
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status, killproc commands in Ubuntu

I am trying to migrate an init.d script from centos 6.6 server to ubuntu 14.04. Centos machine start, status, stop commands are, daemon --pidfile=/path/to/pidfile /path/to/daemon/script status -p ...
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Copy initramfs to a specific place after build?

I've been hacking on a Raspberry Pi with an Ubuntu 15.04 image. Since I've got an encrypted boot setup, I need to generate an initramfs.gz image in the first partition of the filesystem, which is the ...
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Peculiar issue with ping

I'm using ping from package iputils-ping (3:20121221-4ubuntu1.1) on Ubuntu 14.04. When pinging a host host2.lan with IP 192.168.1.20 that is down initially but comes up during the run of ping, I see ...
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How to extend filesystem partition on Ubuntu VM?

I'm running Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 as a VM on a mac with vmware fusion. I'm getting space warning issues and now want to expand from 20GB to 200GB. I powered off the VM and on the vmware side ...
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Configure Ubuntu to always start with terminal & Xload open?

Does anyone know how to configure Ubuntu 14.04 so that when it starts up I have a terminal window open (at my specified x,y coordinates and specified width and height), and the Xload application also ...
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Can't find emails retrieved by fetchmail

So I set up fetchmail to retrieve emails with IMAP from a remote mail server, I was able to run it. How can I know that it found any emails or not since I did send test emails to the account being ...
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Server login attempts NOT blocked after configuring fail2ban

So, I installed (and configured) fail2ban on three Ubuntu VPS servers. I configured (imo) a maximum of 3 failed login attempts (via Putty as Root) within 2 minutes. Then I restarted the fail2ban ...
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Why do I get 'error while loading shared libraries: libssl.so.6 cannot open shared object file' even after I run ldconfig?

The symlink libssl.so.6 shows up in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu, and I ran ldconfig but I still get this error: error while loading shared libraries: libssl.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No ...
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Setting up receive-only mail server and handling incoming mail and attachments

I would like to create a following scenario on my Ubuntu 14.04 server: set up mail server (or is it called 'Mail Transfer Agent'?) which should take care of receiving mails only. No need to set up ...
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Lost sound with xmonad

I downloaded this config to set up xmonad. Hit volume up, down, works fine. Hit the volume mute hotkey, sound's gone. All good. Hit the mute key again, sound's still off. Hit volume up, nothing. ...
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What is the fastest way to create a list of directories specified in a file?

I have a text file, "foo.txt", that specifies a directory in each line: data/bar/foo data/bar/foo/chum data/bar/chum/foo ... There could be millions of directories and subdirectories What is the ...
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ubuntu does no let me log in to my user, how can I fix it?

My ubuntu has just crashed. Now that I restarted it, it does nothing when I enter my password. The screen just gets refreshed leaving the password space empty again. However, if I try to enter a wrong ...
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number of open files configuration not operational

Addressing an error of Too many open files I was attempting to follow the suggestions here Although /etc/sysctl.conf fs.file-max = 70000 vm.swappiness = 10 and /etc/security/limits.conf nginx ...
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SMBFS Mount suddenly stopped working. CIFS error

When I came in to work today, a mounted drive on our server suddenly had stopped working. In my /etc/fstab I have the following line: //172.22.64.50/Web/ /mnt/netapp smbfs ...
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Cannot change vncserver default geometry

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 (I think it's desktop...) and running vncserver to connect to it remotely. I can successfully set the resolution if I use the -geometry flag when starting the server, but I ...
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Installing Fedora with windows 8

I have a laptop with windows 8 and I installed Ubuntu and it is now dual booted. I want to replace the Ubuntu with fedora. When creating the partitioning the fedora gives me error : For a UEFI ...
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Commands for successful domain controller replication on Ubuntu / Samba4 / Zentyal

I have a Primary Domain Controller (PDC) and an Additional Domain Controller (ADC) running on two different machines at two different locations connected via a VPN. Both are running a version of ...
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Listing nameservers in Ubuntu 14.04 without NetworkManager

In Ubunutu 14.04, I want to list the nameservers the machine is using. Normally I would use nm-tool to list them, but it appears NetworkManager doesn't run when no user is logged in via the GUI, and I ...
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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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What to do when you removed execute permission from some system binaries or libraries?

It seems I removed executability from system binaries, resulting in loads of Permission denied. Do I have to force reboot into host's rescue mode or is there something else I can do while I'm still ...
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Does pgrep output ever include the parameters supplied to the process?

The snippet below (from an existing script) is used to check the xvfb processes and whether they are listening on a specific port: my_list=`pgrep -u $CurrentUserID -fl Xvfb | grep :${XVFBPORT}` ...
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Unable to install handbrake on Ubuntu 13.10 via PPA

I'm trying to install handbrake on my system Ubuntu 13.10 via PPA but not able to do so. I followed this website. I ran the below commands: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases ...
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Lubuntu IP conflict [closed]

I have this friend who recently installed Lubuntu on his Asus Netbook to try it out. Problem is that even though he can find all network connections and after trying to connect to two of them (giving ...
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how to know the use of my applications?

I want to know how long my programs have been used. For example if I use my web browser I want to know the start and the close time to obtain a total of use time. Basically I want to know when an ...
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inotifywait different action on file or dir

I'm trying to make a inotifywait script take different actions for files vs folders if it sees a close_write flag being raised in the watched directory, but cannot seem to get the checks working. In ...
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Is there a way to manipulate lines in logcheck rules before sending?

There are a few cases, such as netfilter logs, where it would be great if I could send the report logcheck is about to send through a filter. logcheck(8) doesn't seem to describe anything like this, ...
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Automagically upgrade Ubuntu 10.10 32bit to 12.10 64bit

I'm looking for a little advice, I would like to do an upgrade preferably through the update manager from my current 10.10 32bit Ubuntu Box, to 12.04 64bit, can anyone think of anyway I could do this ...
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How to use casper-rw file for persistance

I have my USB stick setup using Easy2Boot. It allows me to drop ISO files onto the USB drive and boot from there no config or tweaking needed. I have been doing research on making it persistent. I ...
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Creating a Vagrant box with Docker installed

I'm trying create a nice playground for Docker in Vagrant based on Vagrant's precise64 box. (Code is available at GitHub: rfkrocktk/docker-vagrant-playground) Here's my Puppet provisioning ...
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lockfile-progs utilities usage [duplicate]

There is another question that is related, but it is actually different, because I'm asking why the behavior of lockfile-create & lockfile-touch is different to the current contents of the manual ...
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“sudo service vsftpd” returns “Unknown job: vsftpd” [closed]

I installed vsftpd on ubuntu 14.04 and when I want to stop or restart vsftpd service this message showed and nothing happened in service status! root@ali-lap:/home/ali# service vsftpd restart stop: ...
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Strip specific option from a response in dhclient

I aim to prohibit dhclient from updating my NTP config with servers received via DHCP, as it is the default on Debian/Ubuntu. However, my DHCP server ignores the list of requested options (from the ...
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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 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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chmod 600 fails silently

Here is what happens: $ chmod 600 foobar.txt $ ls -l total 1 -rwx------ 0 sampablokuper sampablokuper 13 Feb 19 21:00 foobar.txt Why is the last line not reading as follows? -rw------- 0 ...