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Since Ubuntu persistent USB crashed, it fails to boot with black screen pre-login, what to do?

I'm using a persistent live USB version of Ubuntu 13.04. Recently it crashed while I was using it. When I restarted I couldn't get past the Ubuntu logo with the sequentially flashing dots anymore. ...
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Ubuntu 13..04 reinstall Unity and gnome3

I remove unity and gnome 3 in my Ubuntu. I am using now just mate desktop. But I would like to restore Unity and Gnome3. So I tried this re-install solution, but now i get: The following information ...
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How to install SUMO on Ubuntu 10.10

I want to install SUMO on Ubuntu 10.10: I followed sumo installation guidelines step by step: I installed packages necessary to build SUMO, I created a symbolic link libgdal.so . I decompressed the ...
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kernel panic Hardware Error - what hardware is responsible?

I'm having kernel panics every other day. below is a transcript of a photo of the console. How do I determine what hardware is responsible for the problem? (or is it software) Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ...
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Removing Linux from a dual-boot setup. How to recover Windows bootloader or keep GRUB?

I recently discovered that running a Linux virtual machine is both cheap (RAM/CPU-wise) and easy; it seems like there's absolutely no need to have a dual-boot Windows/Linux machine (if this is not ...
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Tmux hidden input at command line

I've just started using tmux recently, and have run into this problem a few times. Whatever I type on the command line, is hidden from view until I press enter and it is executed. I don't know how I ...
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Remmina doesn't work with keyboard when connected remotely

In order to bypass firewall/GPO constraint, I want to use Ubuntu as springboard to rdp to a Windows box on the same LAN remotely. I can xrdp to ubuntu via sesman-Xvnc module. I can run remmina from ...
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How to schedule initial configuration of a system after cloning?

I want to setup a big amount of servers using cloning. After the initial image was applied, I want to run a configuration script. The cloning will be done through hard disk replication by the hardware ...
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Why does this command work for logging script output?

This command does not store the output of my script in the log file: . myscript.sh | tee -a log_file.log However this next command does store the output in the log file. . myscript.sh 2>&1 ...
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OpenVZ bridged networked adapters won't work from sample configs

I've made a copy of the basic config and added the line: NETIF="ifname=eth0,bridge=br0" When I create a new machine and enter it I can't make the network adapter work yet creating an instance from ...
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how os running in virtualbox effect original os speed in laptop [closed]

Suppose I want to run ubuntu on virtual box.. how it effect original windows in terms of speed ?? like we used ram for ubuntu can not be used for windows like that??
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ubuntu winboot wubildr.mbr missing

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) operating system, It supports uefi so I installed it like a normal dual booting Now(not like wubi), when I try to load Windows8 it works fine. But when I try to ...
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Kernel freezes on loading ramdisk. How to find out what's wrong?

I'm using an Ubuntu Server (13.04) Minimal installation (with the Xubuntu Metapackage as a desktop environment, if that matters) on x86_64 on my Samsung notebook. I'm currently forced to use the ...
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Webmin alternative that installs & runs on the client machine & communicate via SSH

Are there any Webmin alternatives that don't consume server resources but instead install on client machine & communicate via SSH client. So effectively all the actions made on that GUI are ...
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NetworkManager connection sharing doesn't seem to NAT packets

After setting up network sharing the easy way on the Ubuntu machine, and getting an IP address via DHCP on the Arch Linux machine downstream, the Arch machine is able to ssh to the Ubuntu machine and ...
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Security of an encrypted (dm-crypt & LUKS) Ubuntu 12.04 installed by somebody else?

Suppose I want an Ubuntu setup (let it be 12.04) with full disk encryption. Ubuntu offers this as an option during installation. Suppose also that I have somebody (e.g. my vendor) else set this up ...
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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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Can't mount external USB driver - on Ubuntu 12.04

When I plug in external usb driver I saw next prompt: Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: Unprivileged user can not mount NTFS block devices using the external FUSE ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 - setup a user, when ssh login gives me /etc/bash.bashrc: Permission denied

I setup a user on my Ubuntu 12.10 server named "deploy" and I believe i added the user to the sudoers properly. However, whenever I SSH into the server with this user, I get: -bash: ...
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Ways to update Ubuntu (debian-based distros) offline

What is the easiest way to update/upgrade an offline Ubuntu machine with the help of a Windows machine that has internet access? This question also applies to installing new packages offline and not ...
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sendmail error dsn=5.0.0, stat=Service unavailable

i have configured an sendmail configuration in ubuntu 12.04 64 bit machine when i'm send th email through a perl script it gives the below error dsn=5.0.0, stat=Service unavailable and mail is not ...
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Ubuntu is running slow

I'm not sure since when it became slow, but I think after I did apt-get update. Here's my machine details: I can see from the system monitor that the CPU is working hard specially when I run Chrome ...
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Compile the Ubuntu “Raring” Kernel with the Intel Compiler

Of course, the first question is: why I'm doing this. Just for fun! I'm learning more about Linux kernels and I have a virtual machine that I can replace in 15 minutes. Getting to business, I don't ...
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eee pc 1025c shows black screen after booting on Ubuntu 10.04 [closed]

eee pc 1025c shows black screen after booting on Ubuntu 10.04 It does work in recovery mode, but not in default mode
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Possible to limit number of cups printers?

The way I have configured CUPS on my workstation is by echo 'CUPS_SERVER=cups.example.com' >> ~/.profile echo 'export CUPS_SERVER' >> ~/.profile When I open the print menu in any ...
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How can I access a shared folder from R on Ubuntu to a 2nd Ubuntu machine using Samba?

I have two machines running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Samba installed. I have access to myshared folder as expected. However, when setting in R the path smb://mymachine1/mysharedfolder to read a file it ...
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Change chkconfig used by Centos 6.3 to print “on” in bright green (like Ubuntu's chkconfig)?

chkconfig on Ubuntu will highlight services that are on in green when using list mode. http://i.stack.imgur.com/Jx1jW.png This does not occur on CentOS 6.3. I'd like that highlighting on the CentOS ...
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Why does apt-get remove only a few kB?

I installed nginx (sudo apt-get install nginx) and then removed it with sudo apt-get remove nginx. I to need ensure that the application is uninstalled and cannot run. (I'm still able to run service ...
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How do I share an internet connection through USB?

I have two Linux boxes. One is running KNOPPIX and the other Ubuntu. I have only one wifi dongle between them, and only one of them has an Ethernet port. They both have free USB ports however. I ...
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VNC connection taking a long time to connect (essentially…never)

I have my Ubuntu 13.10 desktop with vnc setup and installed. I'm using both a Macbook's integrated vnc remote desktop program and Windows 7's built-in Remote Desktop program to vnc. Both give the same ...
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Can't do chown/chgrp/chmod on shared dir in VirtualBox Ubuntu 10.04

I installed Guest Additions on my Ubuntu 10.04 VM running out of VirtualBox in order to enable directory sharing, following these instructions. Set the shared folder in the VirtualBox GUI and it ...
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init 0 process is not starting

Yesterday I have encountered one problem, when I turn on my PC it took a long time to boot. After booting it reached to command line with <initramfs> (It is unknown to me what it is) I thought ...
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Route a particular process over another gateway [duplicate]

I have 2 internet connections on differnet interfaces. I have eth0 which is internal ip of 192.168.1.70 and then I have another network connection to a different network which is on wlan0 ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 does not recognize USB drive

Using Ubuntu 13.04 (with Gnome 3), my new USB stick (details see dmesg/lsusb) doesn't show up automatically. Situation: The drive does not show up at fdisk -l The drive does appear when running ...
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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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Adding priority to the task permanently on Linux machine

How do I increase the priority for a task in Debian Linux system? After a little research I found that I can increase the priority to a task using nice command and if I want to increase the priority ...
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how to enable root user in linux(Ubuntu)?

In Linux (Ubuntu),I am going through with a lot of problems. In ubuntu, I haven't got any root user. So, I have to apply sudo bash at every Instance. I just want to create a root user, from which I ...
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nodm not working on bootup

I've setup and used nodm in the past (it is extremly simple and easy), but now cannot get it working. My base system is Ubuntu 13.04 server, but I have tried Debian and older Ubuntu servers as well. ...
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Adding KDE to Ubuntu

I seem to have installed KDE on Ubuntu 13.04 desktop, by issuing sudo apt-get install kompare. The reason was rather esoteric – I wanted to use the Kompare utility, that's all. My Ubuntu is ...
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Terminal application erased from Ubuntu 13

I had a bit of rough time with Ubuntu yesterday when the home screen went blank and no program icons or sidebars were visible. Today after recovering from it and saving the essential data, I have ...
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How do I generate an SNMP community string for MRTG?

I have trying to set up MRTG on my server, following this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MRTG I followed it as far as, cfgmaker ...
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How to specify a daemon shutdown command with upstart?

In an upstart configuration how do I define what command should be used to shutdown a server. Lets say I have daemon that has two seperate processes. startup.sh - to start the server shutdown.sh ...
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Installing php5-mcrypt for phpmyadmin

I am trying to install phpmyadmin on a server. Unfortunately, I get the following error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages ...
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Different behavior of mktemp Ubuntu 12.02 / Mint 9 Isadora

In a bash script I use ImageMagick's convert command for doing some image processing. I generate a temporal gif file for convert to write to. I really need the file to have the .gif extension so ...
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dpkg: warning: 'ldconfig' not found in PATH or not executable - Ubuntu 12 - Vagrant

I am working on setting up a Vagrant / Puppet install so that new developers can have a clean development environment for our Rails project. The basic Vagrant configure commands are: config.vm.box ...
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setting a cronjob in IST time

I am trying to set a cronjob run in a different timezone. I've googled a lot and found editing /etc/default/cron is the way to go. But this file is deprecated and I see the following message, so I ...
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Having error during Ubuntu installation

I have Ubuntu on a USB stick. When I boot from it (select boot from this USB), it shows some logs like usual. I also see the Ubuntu logo with 5 dots below, but then I get these: ext2_lookup deleted ...
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How to replicate a currently installed Linux system as an installation CD?

I have an installation of Ubuntu 13.04 which I have customized to be just the way I want it (default applications, user accounts, desktop environment settings, ...). Now, I want to be able to ...
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How to monitor directory/file changes to rebuild index?

Just moved to Ubuntu 12.04 from Windows 7. Under Win 7 I use "Everything" to search files and directories, it can build the index database and update it once any file or directory changes. I'm very ...
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How to download files from a remote Linux (Ubuntu) Server? [duplicate]

How can I download files from a remote Linux Ubuntu server? I have access to this server, but I don't know a convenient way to download a file from there using SSH (PuTTy), for example. Any ...