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How to fix unreliable Realtek Wireless card on Ubuntu 13.04

I have a Realtek RTL8188CE wireless card and it works fine when I have a strong signal, but if I get even slightly away from the wifi I lose connectivity even though there is a strong Rx signal. I ...
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vsFTPd Browser no Listing

I'm trying to access my ftp server through the browser but I am facing an issue. If I access it using Filezilla, I can see the directories fine. However using a browser I get no directory listing as ...
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How to associate a script at boot time to a specific run level?

I am trying to understand how run levels work. I understand the meaning of the 7 run levels and I understand that they were usually configured by /etc/inittab, which used to call /etc/init.d/rc, which ...
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Mouse pointer stuck as I login

I am facing this problem,and I don't know I dig into it. As I log into Ubuntu my mouse pointer get stuck. I have tried the following methods: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade I have also ...
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Memory Mapping Linux 3+ kernel

Can some one help me understand how memory mapping is done Gone through this Why does Linux show both more and less memory than I physically have installed? but still i am not able to understand ...
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How do I get my wireless USB mouse working

My wireless USB mouse is not plugging and playing. This is my first time using linux (Ubuntu 12.04) and I'm trying to get a development environment going to learn to use the shell, Python, and other ...
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asound.conf file is corrupted does not allow the play with the correct sound card as a result it keeps failing

I have this following asound.conf file, but when i play $ speaker-test it fails. How can you tell asound.conf that each and every time on restart of pc also use this sound card only? "card 2: PCH ...
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iptables rules too restrictive; Drupal webserver cannot access repositories, ntp or even websites

This is a Drupal website running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Linode. Someone recently changed our iptables rules and a number of problems started. These include: Our Mollom spam protection is not working ...
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Specifying a dependency of a version greater than N and less than M

Is it possible to specify the dependency of another library that is within a specific range of versions? Like: Depends: Lib (<= 4) -- dependency of a library that has version less or equal to 4 ...
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Ubuntu Bash - Changing permissions to user files for automating Apache VirtualHost creation

Moved here from AskUbuntu I currently have a small Ubuntu Server 12.04 machine (test environment) with about 3 non-root users created. Each user has their own public_html directory under their ...
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exchange two words using sed

I am trying to exchange two words in a line but it doesn't work. For example: "Today is my first day of university" should be "my is Today first day of university" This is what I tried: sed ...
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Where is the frame.h located in modern Linux implementations? (ubuntu specifically)

A book I am reading refers to an include file that shows how a stack frame looks on one's UNIX system. In particular: /usr/include/sys/frame.h I am having trouble finding the modern equivalent. ...
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Passwordless sudo of a command containing a comma

I have a number of users of a desktop machine, who each have a folder on a remote samba server. I am trying to set up per-user mounting of these network folders following the instructions here: ...
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“Waiting for network configuration” upon boot

When I boot, I get the error message waiting for network configuration, then waiting an additional 60 seconds for network configuration. I had edited /etc/network/interfaces file before the above ...
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“[sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through” Need to hide this message!

When you plug an external drive into my Ubuntu server this message pops up "[sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through"... I would really like it so it stops sending it to the screen. Any ideas on how ...
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Execution time of pi calculation in shell scripts

I have to run a couple of command lines on a shell script on Ubuntu, one of those is a pi calculation. It works fine when i run it on terminal via the following cmd line: time echo ...
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Apache 403 Forbidden on sub folders?

I can view all files in the root directory (/var/www) but as soon as i enter a sub directory (eg /var/www/test) i get a 403 Forbidden error. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.01. Have tried searching for ...
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How to cache all internet downloads

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04. How would I go about caching all downloads? And if Linux does not have this built in, then what are good tools for this? Please note that this isn't a browser ...
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Does my Ubuntu have module for USB 2.0?

I copy some files between my external HDD and Lenovo T400 laptop. The external HDD is 7 years old and has "USB 2.0" on its enclosure, and the laptop is 3 years old. The copying speed is mostly ...
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How to prevent /var/log/mail.log from inflating?

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 (oneiric). /var/log/mail keeps inflating on my server: Aug 5 10:48:25 domU-12-31-39-0B-C4-54 sm-msp-queue[13360]: q71He1xw027248: to=postmaster, delay=3+17:03:10, ...
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I installed Linux Mint 13 Maya (MATE) 64 bit, what should I choose when asked between Ubuntu, Fedora, etc?

Every other download for Linux, I'm being asked what distribution I have (Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian etc) What should I choose having installed Linux Mint 13 Maya (MATE) 64 bit?
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Dead (compose) keys not working in GTK apps since upgrade

I'm running Kubuntu with KDE as my main desktop environment. A while ago I set up dead keys so I can type Chinese pinyin and other accented letters and special characters. As a side note, I use IBUS ...
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Is there an easy way to stop and reissue a command?

I am doing Node.js development in Ubuntu and I'm curious if there is a way to quickly stop and restart a node server. I run this command to start my app: $ node app.js When I make changes to ...
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Split a physical X display into two virtual displays?

I just purchased a TripleHead2Go and configured it using OSX. What this box does is simply take 1-3 multiple external monitors and combine their signal into one single resolution. I'm using two ...
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How to install daemontools on ubuntu or debian from source

I am installing D.J.B.'s daemontools on an ubuntu 10.04 server (64 bit). (This question is about daemontools, which is a free and open software for managing UNIX services. It is not about 'DAEMON ...
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“error: no such device” at boot in Ubuntu Server 11.10 with Raid1

I have a configuration of 4 HDD's as Raid1 2 pairs of 2 HDD's. First Raid1 pair is for system, so I just made an 40GB space for swap, and the rest of it for the root, the second pair of Raid1 is for ...
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Port Mirroring using iptables - copy all traffic among nginx on :80 and apache on :8080

I have nginx running on port 80 and apache running on port 8080 I want to transfer all the traffic to both nginx and apache asynchronously i.e the performance of one server wont be dependent on the ...
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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: ...
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How can I manage jobs after I disconnect from my tty/ssh session?

If I ssh to a box and start a task that will take some time to complete I usually press control+z to pause the process, and then immediately type bg 1 to put run it in the background. I can then type ...
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Ubuntu machine with RNDIS tethered phone can not receive packets from internet

I tried to tether my old Windows Mobile 6 phone with my Ubuntu computer to use the phone's network. However, even though the kernel seems to recognize the phone and it is used as a network device I ...
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Servers running from chrooted Ubuntu on HP TouchPad? [closed]

The problem: servers appear to be broken inside my Ubuntu chroot. No matter what kind of server I try to run, they all seem unresponsive (VLC server won't respond to client, mkRemote doesn't move the ...
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How should I set up additional EBS storage on an Amazon EC2 instance?

One of my clients has three EC2 servers on the Amazon cloud, with several attached EBS devices: server 1 and server 2 are ubuntu micro instances, and server 3, the main production box, is a ubuntu ...
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Writing usb on FreeBSD to access on windows

How can I write "stuff" into USB drive on FreeBSD such that, the "stuff" is accessible in Windows [yes my wife still uses that :( ] and Ubuntu?
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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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Using remapped Left Control <LCTL> key as shortcut

I have remapped the <LCTL> key to Tab in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/en using key <LCTL> { [ Tab, Tab, Tab, Tab ] }; key <MENU> { [ Alt_R, Alt_R, ...
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is a script, program being run under current shell or child shell?

I am confused with regards to the following - if i execute a script or run a program in the current shell by typing on its name 1st) it search in the $PATH variable, to find the location of the ...
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Disabling wlan0 adapter

Question: What is the terminal command behind right clicking on the wireless icon (Ubuntu 15.04) and then unchecking "Enable Wi-Fi" the box? Why am I asking it? macchanger just work for me when I ...