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Internet connection only through VPN after forced shut down

When on campus, I can only access the internet via the university's VPN. The connection is established by the Cisco Annyconnect Client (version 4.1). I also set the proxy in the browser. All according ...
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Spamassassin training problem with amavisd

I wrote a Outlook add-on that uses the Tell command to train spamassassin. The user selects the messages and clicks a Spam or Ham button. It works great. I have got everything to work but I cannot get ...
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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 to add package on this live distro?

I am working on hand made linux from this article /not sure from which distro it has been made, my best guess is ArchLinux/. I have Ubuntu 14 x64 where I am preparing this live distro using make. ...
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How to make boot output verbose?

I use to enjoy watching my red hat then debian then ubuntu machine boot, the boot process was not hidden from my view, now it is, in most of all distros, now, I know I can somehow connect a terminal ...
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BTRFS RAID6 array is broken, how do I fix it?

I have a server running a btrfs raid 6 array which seems to have broken. When try to mount it I get the following error message. I don't know how or why it broke maybe a power outage or something (it ...
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Where's my space? [duplicate]

So df is telling me that I'm using 49/59G, so I set out to find my space. $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/vda1 59G 49G 7.9G 86% / none 4.0K 0 ...
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Enabling X11 forwarding permanently

I have a PHP program and in order to run a batch file, I have typed: $> xhost + $> ssh username@hostname -X $> ssh username@hostname -Y And, it works fine. But, my problem is that when I ...
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How do I change file/directory permission of a nfs mounted directory, so I access files as user?

On a Ubuntu computer I mounted a directory from another computer using the following line in the fstab: 12.34.56.78:/space/Images /mnt/space/images nfs rsize=16384,wsize=16384,rw,auto,nolock 0 0 ...
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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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Nginx not loading css/js/images in https - Blocked loading mixed active content

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with Nginx 1.8.0. While opening the web pages in https the pages appear to be broken as the css/js/images don't load. Error: 'Blocked loading mixed active content' This ...
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Login/logout loop on Ubuntu 14.04

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 inside VMware workstation 11.1. I testing changing the color depth and now I am hitting a login/logout loop. When the login screen comes up I select my account, type in the ...
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MacOS X Mavericks running VirtualBox cannot communicate with Linux VM

I have a MacOS X Mavericks host running Vagrant using VirtualBox as a provider. I have experienced several times that with different VMs (particularly Ubuntu Linux VMs) after the first time the VM is ...
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OpenVPN client config: Route command fails

I want to connect to my company's VPN server, so I can access work resources. I'm running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, and I've been given an ovpn-file. I installed OpenVPN and run sudo openvpn --config ...
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What are the advantage of using tcsh? [duplicate]

I'm a newbie to Linux. I have found tcsh has some advantages over bash. What are the significant advantages using tcsh over bash? For C Programmers is there any specific advantages that bash cannot ...
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Best practice for django app deploy location?

I would like to hear from other developers where they deploy their django (python web-app) app code on the filesystem (own server)- not django itself, but the project custom app code. I'm on Ubuntu ...
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How to configure Mutt for gmail securely

I've setup mutt on Ubuntu to work with my gmail. It works if I change the setting in gmail "Allow less secure apps" to ON but I'd rather connect securely. I have OpenSSL installed. When I do mutt -v I ...
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Ubuntu - No space left on device (NTFS)

I have a server which stores a lot of data, I keep many nested directories with millions of files in them. While trying to move one big directory (~700GB) from one disk to another I get an error: mv ...
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Where do I put the information for Django in Apache2 in Ubuntu

The Django documentation tell me to put WSGIScriptAlias / /path/to/mysite.com/mysite/wsgi.py WSGIPythonPath /path/to/mysite.com <Directory /path/to/mysite.com/mysite> <Files wsgi.py> ...
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Is Wubi still supported?

I'm a Windows user who is dipping their toes into the Linux pool. I heard Ubuntu is a good distro for newbies, and I was interested in Wubi.exe because I could try Ubuntu without committing. ...
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Web Server Log Analyse

I have a web server log file I have to create a command-line pipeline to display the top ten most visited pages. I then have to embed it in a shell script. I'm completely new to Linux coding so how ...
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Disable login screen on Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet)

In 15.04 Vivid Vervet, how do I disable the login screen so that it drops me into a console right off the bat? Back on 14.04, I did this by uninstalling lightdm, but when I tried that on 15.04, the ...
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How to return 404 status code on existing file with Apache

Basically what i want to do is to return 404 for a file that exists. <FilesMatch "(xmlrpc\.php)"> Require all denied </FilesMatch> Is what I'm currently using, but I'd like to send ...
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Permission Denied on an Executable File

I am newbie to linux so any help would be greatly appreciated - I tried searching and am having trouble finding an answer. Downloaded a compiled executable file (source written in c) in ubuntu I ...
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Tunnel all network traffic through another Linux server

I have two VMs both running Ubuntu 14.04, one is connected to the internet and accessible publicly but the second one is not. Now whenever I want to install something or run apt-get update, it does ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck at login screen

So right before I had this problem I tried to install AMD GPU drivers, via the website and followed a video tutorial (links below). After I restarted, every time I tried to login, even as a guest, it ...
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X stopped working after a kernel update

My system is a laptop with Ubuntu 14.04, with an Intel CPU and Intel + Nvidia GPU combo. After one automatic kernel update, the GUI stopped working. It shows a blue loading screen with a spinner, up ...
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Running script through bashrc causes nesting of tmux panes

I use the following tmux code in a script file tmux-dev.sh and add it to bash using bash /home/rohit/tmux-dev.sh : tmux new-session -d tmux split-window -h tmux split-window -v tmux -2 attach-session ...
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release modified debian distro as educational tool?

I intend to release a VirtualBox image of a modified Debian Jessie installation for educational purposes (stripped down version optimized for programming),which will be publicly available. However I ...
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ecryptfs mounted via command line, what do I need to backup?

I asked this question on the ecryptfs launchpad, but it expired there without answer. https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ecryptfs-utils/+question/235226 It might be trivial, but I really ...
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Normal user can't unmount if mounted by root

I'm running a script that needs root privileges. One of its functionality is mounting an attached user HDD by using udisksctl utility. I'm using it like udisksctl mount -b /dev/sdX --options ...
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Video transfer using Ethernet from Raspberry pi to another Ubuntu system at controlled data rate

I have a video stored on Raspberry Pi card in h.264 format. This video has to be transferred at controlled data rate to another computer using ethernet cable upon request by other computer. I think ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu 14.04 to glibc 2.20 or greater

I have an application written in Go that is crashing frequently and I think it's related to an issue that was fixed in glibc 2.20. My Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS has glibc 2.19 according to ldd --version. ...
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Automate joining Ubuntu servers to canonical

Have anyone tried automating joining of Ubuntu servers to landscape canonical? Appreciate your comments and guidance
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How to enable output during debian/ubuntu preseeding

I am setting up a preeseded configuration with a somewhat longer running d-i preseed/late_command, in fact downloading and executing an ansible playbook. I am running a simple menu system with ...
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Incorporating GTK into Eclipse

I do not understand what is missing here when incorporating gtk2 into eclipse . First - I know I have the devs installed since I have already successfully compiled an gtk-app through a makefile. gcc ...
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Encryption Using Xubuntu with a Keyfile and Password

I am somewhat of a novice with Linux. I was going to use Veracrypt for full disk encryption and then boot to Xubuntu after using a keyfile and password (not even sure if this is possible with ...
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How to start a custom service

I'm very new to Linux and the solution might be easy so excuse me for that. I'm trying to run an application called EnCase Remote Recovery, which basically takes a remote image of a system. In order ...
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Is apparmor preventing the running of my application?

I have an application that runs on Ubuntu and used to run on Tails. But now with Tails 1.5 it does not run anymore on Tails. My application package is basically a directory containing the ...
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Where can I find 32-bit packages for the ubuntu running on IBM Power8 (ppc64le)?

I am looking for the following packages: gcc-multilib, g++-multilib, libc6-dev:i386, libssl-dev:386, libuuid1:i386, libkrb5-dev:i386. I can find them all for amd64, but none of them for ...
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How to check for specific strings in files of a large directory

I have a rather large directory, and I like to search the files for occurrence of specific strings. I have a list of about 30 strings, and my directory is 1.3G. I tried adding all the strings to a ...
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I can't change user's passwd on ubuntu

I want change 120 user's password. so I wrote sudo echo 'user:passwd' | chpasswd but I had a message, chpasswd: (user) pam_chauthtok() failed, error: Authentication token manipulation error chpaswd ...
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How can I manually decrypt the hard drive?

I've just switched to Ubuntu 12.04 one year ago and moved all my photos, documents, etc to the 1TB main hard drive that has been encrypted during the installation process - not LVM but only the home ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 server: Change em1 to eth0 - no /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules file

I am trying to rename one of my network interfaces from em1 to eth0. I do not have /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules. I have tried to regenerate this file by running these commands: udevadm ...
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Is this a valid setup for tracking file ownership using Samba share and managing rights?

Just need someone to look over my shoulder and tell me if this setup will work without any big problems down the road after I start adding users. Current setup: Ubuntu 14.0.4LTS Samba 4.1.6-Ubuntu ...
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Gnome 3: how to enable desktop actions in dock entries?

In Unity, it is possible to add desktop actions to dock items (eg, you can add a "New Private Window" action to firefox.desktop and it would appear as an option when you right-click the Firefox icon ...
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why does my Ubuntu Virtual Machine slow down after a number of searches, and builds?

I recently learned that my Ubuntu Linux file system may cache the result of some commands such as searches, sorts, and perhaps build commands such as make. I run Ubuntu in a VM, and although I have ...
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Silent mode, Samsung 9 Series with Ubuntu

I have a 2-3 year old Samsung Series 9 laptop, and with windows I could turn on silent fan mode, so the internal fan went quiet. This does not work with Ubuntu. Any way I can fix this?
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How to solve this kernel bug on OS start?

I just installed a new fresh Ubuntu 12.04.5 on a Dell laptop, I had 14.04 but as I really love 12.04 stability I decided to get back to it. I have a Windows installed alongside which I just keep to ...