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Create a Bootable (UEF GRUB) USB for Ubuntu & Windows 7 Install

I want to create a Bootable EFI USB to install Ubuntu & Windows 7 (maybe with utilities like PartedMagic). I did that using MultiSystem previously. However, I am using GPT and Windows install ...
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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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Adding a route with time-limited validity?

I have read different routing protocols, each one adds routes with limited time validity to routing table. Is there a method in Linux/Ubuntu, without installing any routing daemon, to add a time ...
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Disable atd (and other unnecessary startup processes) in Ubuntu?

I just spun up a new 12.04 server and have been having a bit of trouble getting the atd daemon to stop auto-launching. There's been a bit of changing around on the management of startup processes, ...
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caja-x-desktop opens up windows 13.04 fix

Hi, I installed Ubuntu UE 3.8, I noticed the following problems: sometimes caja-x-desktop opens up 10 or less windows. I noticed that it occured when I plugged in a pen-drive and tried to delete a ...
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Where is my tablet's memory card mounted on laptop?

I connected my Asus fonepad7 tablet to my laptop via usb. My laptop automatically detects it & opens. But I'm unable to find where the memory card of my tablet mounted on laptop. Just see below, ...
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Sudo su issue on ubuntu 14.04 lts: /root/zsh can't not be found

I have recently re-installed ubuntu 14.04 lts and I installed my favorite shell (zsh) but I am having an issue now. When I type, sudo su it comes back with an error stating /root/zsh can not be ...
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Using setkeycodes to map pressed and released to different “keys”

I have a keyboard that has a scroll wheel, but it doesn't work on Ubuntu and xev command doesn't show anything when moving it. But with the dmesg command I found this: When moving the scroll wheel ...
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phpcurl not able to install on terminal

I am not able to install packages php and curl. But its gives dependencies error, please check below curl : Depends: libcurl3 (= 7.29.0-1ubuntu3.4) but 7.32.0-1ubuntu1 is to be installed ...
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How can I make the screen black and white?

This is basically to transform the screen (of a laptop), into a black and white screen. I am using Ubuntu 13.04.
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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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Restart MySQL server

I am using MySQL v5.1 on Ubuntu machine. MySQL on my machine used to work. (Running mysql -u root gave me the MySQL command line.) This afternoon, I did the following thing: 1. check active process ...
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Low battery freezes laptop [closed]

I have a laptop Lenovo G575. MS Windows works without any problems on it, but with Linux, it freezes during login or up to 10 minutes after power on. I have tried Ubuntu, Fedora 15 and 16, Fedora 16 ...
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how to pipe the output of cut to the foreach command?

I have the cut command I want that grabs the first word in each line of a file. I then want to put each word from the cut command into a foreach. I then want to do a grep command inside the body of ...
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Killing X-related processes when CrashPlan is running

I am currently running Ubuntu Server 12.04, but this applies to all flavours of Linux really. This server does a bunch of things and is controlled remotely via ssh. Some time ago I have installed ...
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nme for linux target setup fails on debian

I'm trying to run haxelib run nme setup linux To set up NME for the Linux target on my Debian box. Actually Linux MINT Debian Edition, but that shouldn't matter. However, I get the following ...
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Why VMware DHCP persists getting offline?

I am trying to set up a SSH server in my remote machine which is running Windows 7 on it currently. So first I set up a Oracle VirtualBox but it did not work for me properly. Then I decided to go with ...
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SSH not working from one specific computer

I can connect from every other computer on the LAN, as well as externally. It connects fine to other machines running SSHD. When trying ssh with verbosity, I get the following readout: $ ssh -vvv ...
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Ubuntu hangs on boot [closed]

After installation mount manger software, upon restarting ubuntu won't boot up . It hangs on boot splash screen and doesn't move further. I have duel boot running in this computer so, I can boot and ...
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Can't connect to steam

I've just installed Steam on my computer, created a Steam account and tried clicking on the steam icon to load it. It gave me the following error and then shuts down: If I type steam in the ...
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How to create a custom Linux distribution? [closed]

Can any one tell me the easiest way to create a system with live cd with installing function. Which can install backtrack all tools?? I need to create a custom boot animation and everything!
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Writing raw images safely to USB sticks

Trying lots of different linux, on all kinds of hardware I find my self typing commands like this quite often: sudo dd if=xubuntu-13.10-desktop-amd64.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=10240 Needless to say, ...
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What is the command or hotkey for stopping a running program in DrJava?

I installed DrJava about a week ago. Its been working fine so far but I ran into an infinite loop and wanted a way to stop the program from running without having to force DrJava to quit. Is there a ...
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Alt+tab key not working in NX client for linux

I am using NX clinet-3.5.0-7 version running on ubuntu 12.04. I am trying to use Alt+Tab key to switch between different terminals on my NX client but I am unable to do so. When ever I use Alt+Tab, it ...
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Creating UFW rule to allow application to use dynamic ports

I am currently trying to get a Google Chromecast device to work through my Ubuntu 13.04 based computer. Currently, the Google Chrome extension shows "no devices found" as long as my UFW firewall is ...
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How to check for a folder inside a particular folder in shell script?

I am working on a shell script and python script as well. Python script is passing certain parameters to my shell script and then I am using those parameters in my shell script. Below is my shell ...
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Why does fstrim trim all of the free space on my mdraid mirror after a reboot? [duplicate]

I have a server with 2 SSDs: Model Family: Intel 520 Series SSDs Device Model: INTEL SSDSC2BW240A3F Firmware Version: 400i User Capacity: 240,057,409,536 bytes [240 GB] Sector Size: ...
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Ubuntu recognize my hard drive as “ FREE Disk ”

I'm newbie in Linux world but I'm a big fan of Ubuntu. I've bought a new laptop ( TOSHIBA C55D-A-13Q ) and it had Windows 8 64-bit pre-installed . I tried to install Ubuntu alongside it but it ...
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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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How to stop many process like unicorn and sidekiq using single command in certain environment

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I remotely access remotely EC2 instance, i will stop and start unicorn and sidekiq by following commands cap development unicorn:start cap development unicorn:stop cap ...
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Alternatives to Unity panel

Is there an alternative to Unity (top) panel that supports Mac style application menu integration? I'd like to have a Unity-like user experience on Debian.
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Crontab not working

I'm trying execute a basic shutdown crontab to run M-F at 10PM. So I did the following: sudo crontab -e Once inside of the crontab I added the following line: 0 22 * * 1-5 shutdown now The job ...
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Can't enable TRIM on SSD

I can't enable TRIM on my newly-installed SSD. Ubuntu Server 12.04, Linux 3.11.0-15-generic. I turned TRIM on through discard setting in /etc/fstab. Also TRIM doesn't work with fstrim command. Here ...
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How to limit a user's RAM on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I currently have a "friend" that has an account on my dedicated server which is running Ubuntu. Not getting into specifics, but he said he will use ~2gb max and he's using ~10gb. On to the question. ...
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Why is this python error message generated whenever I type a nonsense command?

Whenever I type any "nonsense" command, this python error message is generated. Normal commands work fine. Any idea how to debug this? $ somenonexistingcommand Traceback (most recent call last): ...
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Which Desktop Linux version can run decently on For P4 & 750MB Ram

I just installed Ubunta 13.10 on an old P4 with 750MB Ram, but the system is running too slow to be used for anything. I had XP running on it and worked fast enough to use, but I decided I wanted to ...
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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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Ubuntu + CISCO VPNC CLIENT for my new ubuntu version (32 bit )

I have newest Ubuntu Linux version 10.04.4 (32 bit ) I want to install Cisco VPNC client on this linux machines in order to connect to other customers I little confuse , which VPNC cisco version ...
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Make a “java -jar file.jar” run at startup

Hello I am running a kubuntu 13.10 distro, but I guess my question is pretty general...how to make a .jar execute in background at system start?
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Newly compiled kernel not booting up (vanilla kernel 3.12.14)

I downloaded, configured and installed kernel downloaded from kernel.org. While booting up this new kernel for the first time, this error screen shows which is pointing towards a missing or wrongly ...
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Make Ubuntu acknowledge that a custom built version of PHP is installed

I'm trying to install PHP from source code on my Ubuntu 12.04 VPS. I'm installing PHP like this: Download the latest version from the php.net website. Configure it using the parameters below. ...
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Why is this static route not taking effect?

Original Question I am running Ubuntu and network manager. I have two different interfaces, eth0 and eth1. Network manager has (as far as I can tell) correctly added this manual route: ~$ ip route ...
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Different sites on different interfaces using link aggregation

I read about Ubuntu Bonding and how it allows to bond multiple connections to get several advantages. My requirements is this : I want two different interfaces at a time (A wifi and other Ethernet) ...
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Recursively delete hidden directory & its files?

I want to delete all hidden directoris from a directory and its sub-directory. I also use rm -rf .directory_name this command is iterative command I want to a recursive command. Please anybody help ...
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FTP client with a good GUI?

I love linux because I get control over my system. But I do herald from the school of mac, where things are simple, beautiful, and powerful. I like it that way, as opposed to having lots of knobs and ...
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Getting black controls when running linux on vmware on windows

I want to run ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I want to put the graphics in it, but when I open it, I get this. I used this command sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends ubuntu-desktop to put the desktop ...
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ssh to a new user in ubuntu

I created an user in ubuntu and now I want to do ssh with that user. I'm able to do ssh but I'm not getting in the shell: myUserName@myMachineName:path$ I just get: $ And I don't see the path ...
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fix webcam problem by changing its file in /dev/

At Ubuntu-Gnome 13.10, My webcam can be accessed by cheese; Also Skype determined the webcam, But it does not show any output for webcam at options window (Webcam also doesn't turn on). Skype ...
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Where can I find openbox logs?

I have a multi head openbox setup with fglrx as my drive. I chosen openbox from the gnome login screen of 12.10. My openbox crashes when I click to desktop left or right, but this does not happens ...
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Piped input to nano

Why does ls | nano - open the editor in Ubuntu but close the editor and save a file to -.save in CentOS? How can I get nano in CentOS to remain open when reading stdin?