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xorg memory leak

I've read this question but it doesn't seem to be the same issue, as the memory leak there is an order of magnitude smaller than mine and seems to be caused by Nvidia drivers.. Here's my top output at ...
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NFS does not work. mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock

This is what I got on server: manuel@server ~ $ cat /etc/exports /var/share 192.168.178.20(rw, sync) manuel@server ~ $ cat /etc/hosts.allow portmap: 192.168.178.20 manuel@server /etc $ cat ...
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How to set WiFi password on modem - buffalo airstation g54

I borrowed a WiFi modem from a friend - Buffalo Airstation G54 . I don't know about installations procedure, I just would like set a password to use the wifi, since now it is a free connection. I ...
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Lightdm user session settings on Ubuntu

Lightdm is displayed properly but after entering a password and clicking login, I see the screen blink and lightdm window re-appears and asks to log in as if nothing happened. Configs user@laptop:~$ ...
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How to sync all Gnome/Unity settings across multiple machines?

I have three desktop PCs that I am planning to install either Ubuntu or Ubuntu Gnome on. So I am looking for a way to sync the configurations across them. These three machines are not of the same ...
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Mail server broken my LAMP installation

I was installing mail server, postfix/sendmail I suppose. Then I had no need to use it anymore so I removed it. But now when I type localhost in my browser it redirects me to https://mail.example.com. ...
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Installation of Canon Laserjet LBP 2900B Printer drivers in Linux Mint-16-Cinnamon-64 bit

Respected and experienced folks, A bit of research on the net tells me to "install" Synaptic Package Manager from the Ubuntu Software Center to the above mentioned Linux Mint version! If it helps, ...
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VMware VIX 1.13 on Ubuntu 12.04 not working [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and VMware VIX 1.13 (http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/vix-api/) I'm had VMware VIX running on a machine and connecting just fine to our ESXi server, but we migrated ...
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Increase character width in Ubuntu server shell?

Is there any way to increase the character width from 80 to something higher in the shell in an Ubuntu server?
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Backup using rsync

Last time I backed up my data by copying and pasting my home directory into my external hard drive. Since then, I have added and deleted files from my home directory. I want to update that directory ...
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Run Python script on startup

Running on Ubuntu Karmic. I need to execute the following (updated) script at boot time #!/bin/sh # /etc/init.d/scripts # Description: Starts Python scripts # ————————————————– # ### BEGIN INIT INFO ...
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What is the role of Bios in making system compatible with Linux [closed]

I am running an Ubuntu system. My hardware is very new. I want to ask what is the role of Bios in saying if system is compatible with Linux or not? Edit 1 Sorry for broad query. I am not sure how ...
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udev rules fail to run a script on addition of usb device

Here is a simple rule I created in /etc/udev/rules.d/21-persistent-local.rules for my Seagate 500 GB expansion drive which uses a USB interface on a Debian machine running inside a VM. ...
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Windows 8.1 does not load on my dual boot laptop

I am new to Ubuntu (Linux) and just installed it on my laptop which has already Windows 8.1 on it. I can't use windows anymore. Below is my configuration for the Windows 8.1 booty loading. The link ...
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PHP running under “www-data” user

In PHP if I run get_curret_user() it prints www-data. This makes it impossible for me to use this function in order to test a FTP password from input. Is there any way to make PHP run under the ...
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How can I effectively purge a manually installed package?

I installed SBCL 1.2.3 on Ubuntu 12.04 by downloading sbcl-1.2.3-x86-64-linux-binary.tar.bz2, and running sudo bash install.sh However, I was curious about how I would be able to uninstall it? It ...
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How to make Intel fake RAID 0 volume appear on boot with Ubuntu 14.04 in a multi-boot environment?

I have a computer with a Gigabyte GA-Z97N-Gaming 5 mainboard, a 256 GB drive for booting and two 3 TB drives meant to use in a RAID 0 setup with both ext4 and NTFS partitions. We are planning running ...
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Autologin question with LightDM & Ubuntu 14.04

I have set up a batch of workstations at a library using DRBL. These workstations are running Ubuntu 14.04. I want these workstations to autologin to a specific user (a different one for each ...
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Install OS in a directory

We can have the full filesystem structure of any OS in a directory. To which we can chroot, so it will behave as good as native login. Is there any way to install the an OS onto a partition with the ...
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svn update or checkout problem : Can't read length line in file '/home/username/svn_repository/db/revs/0/697'

My latest revision is 703 after svn committed. But When I execute the svn update or svn checkout commands from Client machine it throws. svn: REPORT of ...
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How to ssh into remote machine and create new user in bash script

I am writing a bash script and would like to ssh into a remote machine and execute the adduser command. This is not working, all that I get is the --help text for adduser when I run the code below. ...
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dual boot from two different harddrives, windows and lubuntu not working

I have a computer with two harddrives. I first installed my Windows 8.1 on my ssd taking up the whole drive. Then on my second 2TB I made 3 partitions. 1TB is dedicated to external storage, 500GB is ...
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ActiveMQ doesn't start on Ubuntu 14.04

One of the packages which seems to be plagued with problems is activemq. After installing it, it's necessary to enable one of the queues with a simple symlink: sudo ln -s ...
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./a.out && echo $? only prints return value if return = 0

echo $? in the following scenario does not display the return value, i.e. 1. echo "int main() { return 1; }" > foo.c gcc foo.c && ./a.out && echo $? However, echo $? works when ...
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Disadvantages of Ubuntu installed inside the Win vs next to Win

Are there any disadvantages of installing Ubuntu inside the Win using installator vs next to Win using bootable device? For example: My user account (on Win) contains diacritics which causes problems ...
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Make upstart log to /var/log/upstart/<service-name> directory

By default upstart logs to /var/log/upstart, and all the service logs are under the same directory. I want to have a directory under /var/log/upstart (say, /var/log/upstart/myservices where all my ...
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Why is my application being cut off?

I'm running a Java based application on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and for some reason it keeps getting cut off in the top left portion of the screen. I'm running this in VSphere, with VMWare Tools installed. ...
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How can I deny internet access to all processes except the chosen ones?

Sometimes I am forced to use really narrow Internet bandwidth of 56kbps. On my Ubuntu desktop I have too many programs, that frequently check something on the net - and hunting and disabling them ...
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Binvox not working on a headless Linux server

I'm trying to run Binvox (http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~min/binvox/) via web server, on an Amazon EC2 server with Nvidia GRID K520 GPU and running Ubuntu 14.04. I'm using the system(binvox, $ret) ...
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USB hard drive won't remount after power outage

My home server has a USB hard drive plugged to it. Once in a while, the breakers jump or there are power outages. Since my server is a laptop, it keeps chugging along, but the rest of the hardware ...
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how to add wamp feature to lamp

I am used to do web development using wampserver in windows but recently I wanted to move to Linux and I am using LAMP now but I found that some useful feature in wampserver are not available in LAMP ...
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My .xsession and .xinitrc files are not executing

I have installed xmobar, xmonad on ubuntu 11.04. #!/bin/bash trayer --edge top --align right --SetDockType true --SetPartialStrut true \ --expand true --width 10 --transparent true --tint ...
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Apache Server on different disk partitions

I have an Apache server installed with Debian. Later, I partitioned my hard drive and installed Ubuntu on the new partition. Afterwards, I realized I could not access my Apache server while booted ...
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Creating an user without a password

I'm trying to create user without password like this: sudo adduser \ --system \ --shell /bin/bash \ --gecos ‘User for managing of git version control’ \ --group \ --disabled-password \ ...
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add-apt-repository Raises A Python Error

I wanted to install Numix icon theme, therefore I needed to add ppa, but it strangely raised this error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 163, in ...
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new users can't log in via GUI

I have added 3 new users to the system via a terminal session and defined their password. However at the GUI logon screen when I click on their account and put in the password I get the spinning wheel ...
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KUbuntu 10.04 / Dolphin File Manager: Is there a way to make .desktop files display the filename the same as the NAME= in the metadata?

As shown in the below screenshot, if I have a Folder Widget setup to point to the Desktop "place", the .desktop files appear with the filename of the Name= value in the file. However, if I browse ...
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Ubuntu eth0 not detected

After installing a new version of this distro, eth0 is not detected automatically. command inxi -SNxz result: Network: Card-1: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57786 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe bus-ID: 01:00.0 ...
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How to create a fingerprint of the hardware from a dedicated root server? [duplicate]

Recently our ubuntu root server has been replaced after some failures. Unfortunatelly we cannot confirm if it really has been replaced or just some parts. What is the best and most thorough way to ...
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disable mouse and keyboard on Ubuntu 14.04

I use only ssh access to my 'slideshow' computer (it, and a big TV screen are located in a public room). I'd like to disable generally (not X only) all of the USB slots, and the PS2 keyboard/mouse ...
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How to kill all processes for a given user that take longer then X time

When I list processes with ps auxf I often see some that are stuck and I need to manually kill them. How can I do it with one command? Example ps result: $ ps auxf USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ ...
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FileZilla: Failed to retrieve directory listing

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 as the host and installed Ubuntu 14.04 in the Virtualbox as Guest OS.I have installed and configured VSFTPD on Ubuntu 14.04 and forwarded the virtualbox port's as follows: ...
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Issue in ubuntu disk size (vitualbox image)

I am having an issue while increasing the disk size for Ubuntu where I see that pvdisplay doesn't show all the partition, and only show /dev/sda5. Also Ubuntu disk size is 52.4 GB, but the disk is ...
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/etc/init.d/nis missing on Ubuntu

I'm trying to setup NIS on a machine. All instructions always expect /etc/init/nis to exist as at the end of configuration one is expected to restart the service using that. For me it doesn't exist. I ...
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rsync all files of remote machine over SSH without root user?

I have this command to backup a remote machine. The problem is that I need root rights to read and copy all files. I have no root user enabled for security reasons and use sudo the Ubuntu way. Would I ...
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How to restart python script after one second of going down using UPSTART?

I am running my Python script using upstart feature of Ubuntu so that if for whatever reason my Python script dies or gets killed, it can be restarted automatically and everything is working fine - ...
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USB Ports not working with Ubuntu Linux 14

Sorry if this seems like a duplicate post but I am Ubuntu Linux noob and am struggling with it a bit. I installed and configured Ubuntu Linux 14 for dual boot setup on my Windows 8.1 machine. ...
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Wrong mount point for internal SSD

I am having a problem with mounting an internal SSD. For some reason The mounting point is chosen as /media/user/Data instead of, as specified in /etc/fstab, /mnt/Data. The according line in ...
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Can I set a gnome keyboard shortcut to be a prefix key, like in emacs, tmux or screen?

I would like to setup some Gnome keyboard shortcuts to be a prefix-key, so that I can add several shortcuts with the same prefix. Eg. I'd like to be able to have Super+x be a prefix key, with the ...
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Installing noip via sh script

I have this script: cd /usr/local/src/ wget http://www.no-ip.com/client/linux/noip-duc-linux.tar.gz tar xf noip-duc-linux.tar.gz cd noip-2.1.9-1/ make install <<END_SCRIPT Username password ...