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Editing grub menu

I'd like to edit the Grub menu that comes up, to move one line and remove others. I have an Inspiron 1420 that came with Ubuntu 7.10. When it needed a new drive, I installed Windows 7, the original ...
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Does Linux support the ThinkPad Helix 2?

I'm holding out for the ThinkPad Helix 2, which has a detachable tablet as a screen. It comes out later this month. I've heard that installing Linux on bleeding edge technology can be problematic ...
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No eth0 after HD transplant

After moving the hard drive of a makeshift server to another compatible hardware (64-bit, same processor "generation", laptop->desktop) configuration, networking fails to initiate. Specifically: ...
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Virtualbox: Mount a shared folder in Guest FreeBSD from Host Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 12.10 as Host OS and FreeBSD 9 as Guest OS in Virtualbox 4.1.18. I have Samba installed in both Ubuntu and FreeBSD and shared a few folders from virtualbox, also ticking the automount ...
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Linux and Android apps on ARM vs x86

There are a plethora of low-cost ARM-based mini-devices coming out (Cotton Candy, etc). Some of these are Android-only, some Linux-only, and some allow both operating systems to run. The only issue ...
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How to permanently change the file/directory permission [closed]

How do I change the permission of file/directories such that I am able to create, edit, delete files/directories anywhere in my system? Currently I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I tried sudo chmod 777 -r ...
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stop Xserver in Xubuntu 11

I want to shutdown my X to be able to install proprietary NVidia driver, but I couldn't find out how. There are some suggestions that didn't work for me. I neither have /etc/init.d/gdm nor ...
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temporary setting the path in an “init” file

I have an "init" file that reads #!/bin/sh export PATH=$PATH:/home/me/morph_numsys/software/bin by which I'd just like to set the path to that folder for only this bash session. However, when I ...
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Linux drives not showing on dual boot install - intel smart response issue

When I try to install linux as dual boot on my laptop. However it does not show any available drives for me to install it on when I get to the install screen on a live boot cd. I have tried creating ...
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How to Install Oracle Java7 in Ubuntu13.04

I am trying to install Java 7 in Ubuntu 13.04 using this tutorial. Preparing your system First you need to remove openjdk for this run the following command from your terminal sudo apt-get ...
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forwarding web traffic through a vps running on Ubuntu in another country

I've got a vps in another country. And I'd like to forward all my web traffic through it. I know there are commercial options available in the market but I'd like to do it by myself for the sake of ...
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Unable to download youtube video

I don't know what happened now but I'm unable to download any youtube video. Earlier it was working properly. I'm working on Ubuntu 13.04 ravbholua@ravbholua-Aspire-5315:~$ youtube-dl ...
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How do I set Nautilus as default file manager in Elementary OS

Elementary OS uses a program called files as the default file manager. I would like to use Nautilus as my default file manager as used in Ubuntu 12.04 . I have GNOME Nautilus 3.4.2 installed on my ...
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Is there some default password for a new user in Linux?

I am a Windows user gradually moving towards Linux. In Windows we have an option of either having or not having some password for a user. Once we do not put a password we can directly log in to the ...
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Emacs defaulting to emacs.d as a file

No matter where I am or how I open emacs, I get this message: File exists: /home/{user}/.emacs.d/ I then have to C-x C-f to get to the file I was trying to edit. What is going on here, and how do I ...
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Use server name instead of IP address

Installed apache 2 in my Ubuntu server and I use many web application like osc, glpi. To browse these applications I have to write @ip/glpi in browser. my purpose is to use servername instead of ip ...
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Moving a root directory to a separate partition

I'd like to create a new partition and move the contents of the /var directory to it for the security reason of having /var/www and other subdirectories "mounted" with nosuid, noexec, and nodev ...
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Adjusting Screen Size on Ubuntu Virtualbox

When running Ubuntu as a Vitualbox guest, with a Windows 7 64-bit machine as host, how can I maximize the screen so it fills up the whole monitor?
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How to execute source command from sh file

I have file called install.sh and within this file I write something to $HOME/.bashrc file and after that I must call source command. In terminal I can type source $HOME/.bashrc but I can't do this in ...
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How do I transfer installed packages and settings from one distro to another?

I've been exploring learning and about the Linux system via VirtualBox for a few month's and decided that I want to make it my main OS and install it on my hard-drive. I have a number of files, ...
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Unarchiving a downloaded tarball with Ansible

I'm trying to get WordPress downloaded and installed via Ansible and I can't seem to figure out what I'm doing wrong here. First I download via the get_url module then I attempt to use the unarchive ...
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Read-only file system error while accessing the files on Ubuntu

I have a Ubuntu machine. I am connected to it remotely and getting the following errer: mkdir: cannot create directory `/testFolder': Read-only file system LIKE WINDOWS, REBOOTING the machine ...
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Why not download KDE libraries?

I am installing an Ubuntu VM and wanted a good integrated development environment for C/C++. A simple Google search pointed me at this question that recommends Eclipse, KDevelop, and others. On the ...
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Unable to remove the files from an usb drive (neither by dd /dev/zero nor by rm -r)

I have a flash usb drive and up till now it has worked well. Recently I recorded iso to it using dd. Now I want to delete it. $ lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT ....... sdb ...
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Difference between Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Can someone please tell me the differences between Ubuntu and Linux Mint ? I thought they were almost the same thing until I downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 versions of softwares for my Linux mint 16 ...
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Can't login to Root User

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on VMware. I am trying to login to root from my user account using su command but unable to login as Terminal is saying the following : su: Authentication Failed
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Automount not disabling in Ubuntu 12.04 or 13.04

I'm trying to disable the automounting of any usb device. I have this working in Ubuntu 10.04, but I'm trying to do the same in either 12.04 or (ideally) 13.04 but not having any luck. Everywhere I ...
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Creating a User-less Distro

One of the popular programs I use is GParted, and it has its own custom distro, that boots straight to the desktop, and starts the program. I couldn't find any information on creating such a distro. I ...
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Partitioning. Arch vs Ubuntu manuals

I got a little confused after I had read advices on https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Partitioning and on https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/installation-guide/powerpc/directory-tree.html. Why is there ...
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SSH host key keeps changing

I am trying to set up a web service (using the Play Framework) on an Ubuntu machine on the network. However, I am experiencing intermittent failures connecting to it, not being able to connect to it ...
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How to print the percentage of disk use from `df -hl`

I know that df -hl outputs a list of all my partitions with its size, usage as a percentage, and space available. If I wanted to output just the size and usage as a percentage of sda2 and sda3, for ...
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Strange file ownership with Ubuntu

Normally we know when we create one file in Linux, the file's owner and group will set with the creator. For example, I have one user, usera, after I execute usera@srv1:$touch 1.txt I will find the ...
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Problem with SSH “ Write failed: Broken pipe ” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does the Broken pipe message mean in an SSH session? I run a program on server with SSH ! the program runs normaly and after a period of time i receve a message ...
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How do I set mouse double click speed in Lubuntu

I'm using Lubuntu 11.10. The only problem I have that the mouse double click speed is a bit high (it seems to me that it is around 100-200ms) and I would like it to set it to around 500ms. Is there a ...
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Change password in headless mode

I am building a script to fully automate a VPS setup, and I need to change the root password. I would like to avoid typing it as the script is running through SSH. Is there a way to redirect an ...
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Linux program running on Ubuntu machine but not on Unix webserver

I've downloaded the command-line program "Whitaker's Words" which was available for Linux as well as Windows etc. There is a main program named words. I tried to execute it on my Ubuntu (11.10) ...
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Running script before shutdown seemingly not working

I created a small script backup_files.sh and placed it in /etc/init.d: #/bin/sh logfile=/media/verbatim/log date >> $logfile rsync -av /home/philipp/Documents /media/verbatim/ >> $logfile ...
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Determining longest time taken in boot process

I'd like to find out what takes the most time in my boot process from GRUB to the Ubuntu login screen. How can I profile my boot process to find out what's taking so long?
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I don't have a /dev/dsa yet I have audio!

I was hacking around and hoping to direct some random data using pipes at /dev/dsa as follows cat random.file > /dev/dsa ...to get some random noise, but I can't manage to find an audio ...
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Upgrade from Ubuntu to Crunchbang?

Is there a way to upgrade from Ubuntu 11.04 to Crunchbang without a full installation? I'd like to keep the files on the hard-drive intact.
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Install MySQL from Bash Script

I'm coding a bash script to automate the process of deploying VPS servers but I'm having some trouble while trying to install MySQL from either aptitude/apt-get or yum, this is what I have so far: if ...
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Applications that run on Mono in Ubuntu

I think Mono, and the C# language, are a great, nay, fantastic project. My question is: how prevalent is Mono in Ubuntu? How much of a penetration is it getting, and what applications run on it?
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System call 'open' mode not working

I am writing a simple code about opening a file with O_CREAT | O_WDONLY | O_EXCL flags. The code looks like this: int fd = open(fileName, O_WRONLY | O_CREAT | O_EXCL, 0777); It works well, except ...
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How to set Ruby GEM_HOME and GEM_PATH

I'm a NOVICE user of Linux and using Linux mint 17.1 I've reinstalled Linux mint 20 time in last 3 days for that issue but could not fix it I'm trying to install ruby on rails using rvm what ...
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Are there network connections that don't use the WiFii card or the Ethernet port?

I see many connections like when I use netstat, are they all to the internet? Are there any connections to the internet or other things that aren't forthcoming? I guess what I'm asking is what does ...
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Is is safe to share /home between Ubuntu and Fedora?

I already read this thread, so please don't mark me as a duplicate of it. That asks how. I want to know how safe it is. I currently have Fedora 20 with GNOME 3.8. I've already messed up its ...
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Your system isn't configured to run KVM properly

I am trying to install OpenStack on Ubuntu 12.04.3 Desktop AMD 64 in VMware on a host Dell Inspiron15R 5521 with Windows 8 64-bit. I have followed the tutorial here but I'm getting error Your ...
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“404 Not Found” when updating the package list using apt-get

Trying to update my Apt-based Sytems (Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS (hardy)), I am getting this error any recommendations? # apt-get update Err http://packages.cloudkick.com intrepid Release.gpg Could not ...
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Web server seems to keep serving old images, issue with Apache & VirtualBox?

I'm asking this here because I'm pretty sure it's a Linux issue. I'm running Apache server locally on Ubuntu Server 12.10, which runs inside a virtual machine (VirtualBox) on Windows 7. The "www" ...
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How to know file system of any medium like hard disk, CD/DVD, flash drive? [duplicate]

Is there any command or any way to know what file system is there on a medium like hard disk or CD/DVD or flash drive etc. From GUI gparted one can know the type on hard disks/pen drive but not of ...