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How to enable local ~ autocompletion for scp?

Too late: The machine, OS and configuration in question is no longer in use, so I can't verify any more suggestions. I have not encountered this problem in Fedora or Arch Linux. If you are having this ...
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debootstrap local download dir

Can someone tell me where does debootstrap store downloaded packages that it's about to install? Possibly also the download method would be interesting (wget/curl/apt-get). In my case I run: sudo ...
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How to enable bluetooth in Ubuntu 13.10?

Before updating ubuntu to it's current version, bluetooth used to work just fine. But, now I've been facing problem regarding this bluetooth setting. While adding devices,it keeps on searching but ...
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Should I use http or ftp links in apt sources.list

Should I use http or ftp links in /etc/apt/sources.list? What I mean is is using something like, deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free deb-src ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ ...
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What happens if I delete dmraid?

I am new to Linux and am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS from a live-USB and have it run alongside my Windows 7 installation. On the installation screen for Ubuntu, at the partition page, I get ...
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Writes to FrameBuffer /dev/fb0 do not seem to change graphics screen

In attempting to write directly to the graphics frame buffer /dev/fb0 , (Ubuntu 12.04) , the graphics screen does not change. Has Ubuntu 12.04 invalidated the use of /dev/fb0 , or does it need to be ...
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Installing php-cgi under Ubuntu for Cherokee web server

I have set up Cherokee web server on my server, and want to enable PHP and MySQL support for applications like Wordpress and phpBB. I have tried running these commands: sudo apt-get install php5 ...
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suphp directory not owned by user

I have an odd problem with suphp. I have logged in as tom and added some php to a directory in my web server. Now I'm getting this error: Directory /home/.../web/public_html is not owned by tom I ...
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How can I fill the free space with zeroes in Ubuntu 12.04 (ext4)?

I use windows server 2008r2 with role Hyper-V. The guest system is Ubuntu 12.04 LTC. It is situated on the dynamic virtual hard disk (2TB). The size of this vhd is 360 GB. But the real size is about ...
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performance wise: running photoshop cs6 on wine is same as on windows?

I got bored of windows, the viruses, slowdown of system over time. I would like to switch to ubuntu, wanted to by emulating photoshop on wine, is the performance of photoshop is as fast of windows? ...
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corrupt debian package archives on self-made database packages

I set about packaging several large databases in some very basic debian packages so as to make life easier at my job. However, I'm now encountering some issues. Most of the databases will install ...
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swapon: Operation not permitted

I'm running this as root, obviously. I've created a file called /swap/sw1, by dumping 512 megs of /dev/zero into it. I then ran mkswap, which said: Setting up swapspace version 1, size = 524284 KiB ...
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Squid3 failed to response when access certain website

My Host system is Ubuntu 13.10 64bit. I configured Squid3 almost with the default configuration file, except adding acl localnet... and http_access allow localnet. I did not configure cache_dir cause ...
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Adding commands to initrd image [closed]

Whenever I enter into initrd prompt, I know that not every command is executed in that prompt. Can somebody tell me how I can add more commands support in that initrd prompt. It would be nice if you ...
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How can I uninstall packages from the command line on Ubuntu?

I am wondering how one would uninstall software from the command line/terminal. What commands would I use?
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What is the best way to emulate keybord shortcuts with touchpad gestures?

On my lenovo 0410 I am using an ubuntu derivate called elementary OS. You can press super+W to show your current windows like on most other ubuntu derivates. I would like to use this feature with a ...
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Rotating a video (ubuntu 12.04)

I have a video, shot on my android phone, which I want to rotate 90 degrees clockwise for computer viewing. Here's what I expect should work: ffmpeg -i infile.mp4 -vf "transpose=1" -an -vcodec mpeg4 ...
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How to enable scroll of PS/2 mouse in Ubuntu 13.10?

My mouse scroll doesn't work at all. There are other questions regarding mouse scroll, but not appropriate in my context. It used to work fine in Windows XP.
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How to resolve upgrading problem in Ubuntu 13.10?

I have googled about this problem. I've searched askubuntu page about this problem but I couldn't get any suitable solution. I have faced this problem while trying to update using: link Before that, ...
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Why does linux-based laptops have weak wifi signal in comparison to windows-based laptop?

I have faced this problem many times. First, I thought it has something to do with laptop model and brand but later I came to know that same hardware with different OS was having different results. ...
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Trying to get started with Unix on a Windows laptop [closed]

I caught a cold and my brain hurts just looking at the pc screen but I wanna get started learning Unix asap. Basically, I've acquired another laptop and I want to install Unix on it so I can try it ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 disconnecting issue

Weird situation here. I can download anything I want with no problems whatsoever. As soon as I try to download a torrent via a magnet link, I disconnect from the wireless router after about three ...
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Sudden crash and black screen in Ubuntu, possible overheating

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit (dual boot with Win 7) on my desktop PC, but every once in a while the screen turns off suddenly, the fans slow down, and the system appears to crash. I can't ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS - /boot is using 98.4% of 193MB

I have a problem. I have noticed that my VPS is saying : => /boot is using 98.4% of 193MB Looks like something went wrong, doesn't it? I have tried to run dpkg -l | grep linux to check what's ...
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Unmount external drive with LVM2 Physical Volume on it

I've got my Ubuntu 13.04 install backed up to my external hard drive using deja-dup. I formatted the drive with lvm so I could use the rest of the drive for external storage while having the resize ...
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Do I need a special firewall on a personal computer

I am relatively new to Linux and was wondering about security issues. Most people agree that a virus-scanner is not useful on a linux system, but what about a firewall? I am using Debian wheezy stable ...
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Why do two Ubuntu systems in the same network behave differently in DNS resolution?

I have two systems, both running Ubuntu 12.04, which are within the same network (connected by hubs without routing logic). Both systems are configured quite similar, but not identical. In particular, ...
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What is the rationale behind using non-numeric package component for the version?

In ubuntu (and not only in ubuntu) default repository you could see a package version like 2.2.14-5ubuntu8.12. Why do the maintainers give such a weird version in the central package repository? ...
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periodically can't access google

On a daily basis, at around the same time each day (early morning and early afternoon), my computer stops being able to access google or any sites that use google code (including sites that use google ...
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How to set g++ 4.8 to be the default after installing? [closed]

After executing the following on Ubuntu 12.10 how do I set 4.8 to be the default C++ compiler? sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install g++-4.8 ...
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Monodevelop D Bindings for Debian / Ubuntu?

I want to install the D-Language binding for MonoDevelop but it does require MonoDevelop 4.x, which isn't available yet for Linux based systems. Is there any way I can get around this? I tried ...
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Ubuntu blocks access to services when not logged in

I'm not really sure what's going on here. I have the following: A fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Jira 6.1.2 installed as per instructions from Atlassian. Confluence 3.5.13 installed as per ...
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Triggering an action when a specific volume is connected

I have a USB key that contains my keepass2 password database and I'd like to perform some actions when it is plugged into my computer, namely: Auto-mount it to some specific location When the ...
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Migrate Ubuntu to bigger HDD

I have a multi-boot system and want to push my Ubuntu installation to a bigger partition on the same hdd, because I want the system to have more memory available. What I know so far is I can clone ...
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mdadm + lvm2: destroyed all superblocks accidentally

I accidentally overwrote all my RAID1 superblocks with garbage. I think this happened because I ALT-CTRL-DEL booted when the Ubuntu had put me in some kind of hard disk recovery mode. My display ...
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Install Ubuntu from the same or different partition?

Do you need more than one partition to run an Ubuntu installer? Or can you download it, save it, and install it all in the same partition? (without mounting others, nor using the Windows installer). ...
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Cannot apt-get - Package install issue

I was halfway through updating my machine when it crashed and I had to reboot. It was updating new packages while it crashed. When I try to use apt-get it always fails because of a mysql package. ...
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network device name is changed by itself

I use a Ubuntu-arm, uname -a Linux arm 3.7.8-x8 #1 SMP Sat Feb 16 04:15:13 UTC 2013 armv7l armv7l armv7l GNU/Linux I have two USB WiFi interfaces that are named wlan0 and wlan1 on ...
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How can I automate a task on a certain event?

Playonlinux and WINE are great. Finally I can have my favourite games and the joys of Linux without having dual-boot or filling my disk with Windows crap! But some are quite old, and only run on lower ...
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How to start VNC server on start-up in Ubuntu 10.04

I've been struggling with this long enough to ask yet another startup script question. I've got a startup script that is relatively simple, ie: ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: startVNC # ...
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Help With Visual Differences in Google Chrome

Okay, so I just moved over to Ubuntu yesterday. I'm loving it and am trying to get the hang of everything. Yesterday everything seemed to look fine in terms of Google Chrome, but today everything is ...
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mobile not being recognized by Ubuntu13.04

I connected my China mobile to laptop via cable. On the phone I selected the option mass storage. Then it messages on the phone as "done". But as I was expecting I would be able to see the contents of ...
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Can I safely delete the Ubuntu 12.04 partition and use the unallocated space for my Elementary OS?

I have this setup: I've decided to switch to Elementary OS Luna (fork of Ubuntu 12.04) as my main Linux distro. Now I need to delete my Ubuntu partition so I could add capacity to my eOS which only ...
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Shall I upgrade my OS from Ubuntu13.04 to Ubuntu13.10? [closed]

I am working on Ubuntu13.04. Now Ubuntu13.10 is available. So, I wanted your advice on what added features and advantages I may expect from the latest version. I read this link to know about the ...
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Using 'convert' with files that has space characters?

for f in $(ls mydir/*.jpg) do convert -thumbnail $size -quality $quality $f thumbsdir/$(basename $f) done I'm trying to code a script that takes a directory with images and generates thumbnails ...
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Restrictions of /etc/profile in Gnome

I have an issue which bugs me for a long time. I'm using the Intel C++ compiler which includes shell scripts to set up environment variables for library paths, include paths and more. Sourcing these ...
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Local Server not accessible on Linux

My Internet company set up a local server, where different files are hosted. I can download files at much higher speed from there. But for some reason, the server is not accessible from Ubuntu 13.10 I ...
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xrandr command not executed within shell command called from udev rule

I own a Thinkpad with an UltraBase (a docking station). My operating system is Ubuntu 10.10. Now, I would like to react on the "docking" event by setting the resolution of my external display ...
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Is there an online/web interface to search and list apt-get packages and see summaries and recommendations?

I'm looking for sort of an 'app-store' or Google Play store type functionality for apt-get packages. What I'd really like to do is select a category, like 'Music' or 'Internet' and see the list of ...
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A system-wide way to set or get $JAVA_HOME in Ubuntu?

I wonder whether Ubuntu itself provides a system-wide way to find the current JAVA_HOME or whether there is right place for setting JAVA_HOME. Mac OS X does well in this, for /usr/libexec/java_home ...