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Installing Ubuntu-13.0 Desktop in Qemu

Following are the details of my system: Fedora Core-18, i686. I am trying to install ubuntu in the qemu. Following are the commands I executed: qemu-img create ubuntu.img 8G qemu-system-i386 -hda ...
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Root access that can't change root password?

We are having a little problem on a server. We want that some users should be able to do e.g. sudo and become root, but with the restriction that the user can't change root password. That is, a ...
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Prevent claiming of novelty usb device by usbhid so I can control it with libusb?

I have a USB rocket launcher that I wish to experiment with through libusb. However, libusb cannot claim the interface; presumably because the output of usb-devices lists 'usbhid' as the driver for ...
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Ubuntu runned on my usb stick meets often segmentation faults

I've installed ubuntu on my usb stick Sandisk Extreme http://www.sandisk.com/products/usb/drives/extreme/ , which is hardcorely efficient. But I met a trouble. In the random moments of the time ...
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Run commands “without” terminal [closed]

Months ago I saw a guy running commands from a small, text-box-like window, showing nothing else other than the text-box for you to write the command. Such text-box would popup by pressing some ...
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updates cant be installed because of too little diskspace on /boot

I'm new to ubuntu and am running 14.04 on a lenovo notebook. I can't install updates because there is not enough diskspace on /boot. When I try "sudo apt-get clean" in the terminal, nothing happens. ...
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How do I switch from Ubuntu desktop to Ubuntu server?

I'm currently setting up a home server using a very, very old PC. It has Ubuntu 11.10 installed on it, but it can't actually handle the GUI. I want to install the server edition of Ubuntu, which is ...
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Peculiar issue with ping

I'm using ping from package iputils-ping (3:20121221-4ubuntu1.1) on Ubuntu 14.04. When pinging a host host2.lan with IP 192.168.1.20 that is down initially but comes up during the run of ping, I see ...
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LXC external IP configuration for containers

I rent a dedicated server and want to use LXC instead of KVM. I want to buy IPs for every single container. For now i have two external IPs: 193.X.X.30/32 213.X.X.31/32 I prefer a routing solution ...
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Permission denied (failed to create pid) when starting SphinxSearch [closed]

When I try to start the SphinxSearch service like this /etc/init.d/sphinxsearch start or this sudo /etc/init.d/sphinxsearch start I get the following error Starting sphinxsearch: Sphinx ...
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Ubuntu Linux with Zimbra can't send to Outlook

My issue is strange, in that my email server can receive messages from any domain and can reply to every domain except Outlook/Hotmail. Outlook/Hotmail addresses always bounce back and never give us ...
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“Cannot open shared object file” Error even though ldconfig is showning entry

I'm trying to run a older SIMetrix Version on Ubuntu 15.04 64bit (if there is a newer version of SIMetrix around tell me!). When I do it I get following error: ...
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Trouble viewing iPod in Rhythmbox

Once in a blue moon, my ipod (160 GB) will show up in rhythmbox on my ubuntu 12.04 laptop when I plug it it, but most of the time nothing happens. It shows up when I do fdisk -l, but when I try to ...
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Elementary Os. Nvidia and apt-get stopped working after updating windows 8.1 (Dual boot)

My computer have dual boot (Windows 8.1 and Elementary OS Freya - Ubuntu 14.04). Today, After installing updates on my windows partition Elementary OS loaded into a black screen. I've already ...
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Where does Debian (Ubuntu) store key mappings?

I've just replaced my Debian installation with Ubuntu today. In my old setup, I configured the Caps Lock to work as another ctrl, but I can't remember how exactly I did it before. However it got ...
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Can't boot, task btrfs-transacti blocked for more than 120 seconds, how to fix this?

My computer was set up to boot Ubuntu 15.04 via UEFI. I have two disks. My first disk /dev/sda is a 128 GB ssd formatted as GPT, containing an EFI partition and a btrfs partiton with subvolume @ ...
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4TB USB drive consistence totally freezes Xubuntu 15.04

I've always found USB very flaky. I've experienced lots of random freezes (needing hard resets) when for instance I accidentally unplug a drive before unmounting. Drives would only sometimes ...
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Can you install a Smart DNS server on Ubuntu server?

I'm a fan of smart-DNS services like "unblock" and so, as it gives me the VPN functionality (the part of the functionality that I need..) and saves me of server resources, such as traffic. I was ...
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Linux doesn't recongnize recent installations

I'm working inside a virtual machine, and I don't know why software installation does not work. I have to restart my machine, but that is not an option.
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Add column into Archive Manager interface

I've just made a mistake and I have removed the 'Name' column from the Archive Manager program interface. Here is the actual interface: Now, I can't see the 'Name' column. I've tried to modify ...
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Xenomai: /dev/rtheap is missing

I tried to install Xenomai 2.5.5.2 on my Ubunto 12.04 PC following the steps in this guide. I haven't changed any configuration options. When I run sudo ./trivial-periodic, I get a message saying ...
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Linux Driver for USB “reverse” mass storage device

I'm developing a USB device that I want to read and write in virtual filesystems that are in my computer. Basically the device needs to be able to read, write and get the virtual filesystem size. Some ...
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Is there something like “common Linux commands”? [duplicate]

I come from the windows world trying to switch to Linux. Sorry for the naïve question but is there something like "common Linux commands"? For example in Windows, the command line is pretty limited, ...
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Install linux os on HP iPAQ Pocket PC h4350

A friend gave me a working HP iPAQ Pocket PC h4350. It works fine (it's really nice device) but has a (UGH!) Microsoft os and only syncs with MS pc. I'm running ubuntu mate. I have found that you can ...
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Iprint client on ubuntu

I installed ubuntu on my computer at work. I would like to use the iprint client and followed these steps. However, if I try to run the listener in /opt/novell/iprint/init.d it tells me: Can't open ...
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Change default DNS on openvpn connect

I am using Network Manager on Ubuntu 12.10 to connect to an openvpn server. The connection works without problems. However, when I connect, I would like to change my default DNS server to a server ...
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Unix with few packages

I want a clean unix OS, just with two packages: gnome-session-fallback & usual ubuntu terminal. I want to minimize the space of my OS take. How can I create this custom OS & install them ...
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Launch Win 7 from Grub Terminal?

I a newbie to Linux and tried to install Ubuntu via Win 7 from my SD card where I used a program to mount the is file. I launched the installer from Windows and I asked the program to reboot and it ...
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Nginx leaves old socket

I'm running Nginx 1.6.2 (the nginx-full package from the nginx/stable PPA). I'm using the unmodified configuration /etc/nginx/nginx.conf: user www-data; worker_processes 4; pid /run/nginx.pid; ...
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Circular dependency in Ubuntu Release upgrade

The title is the best way I could describe this error. Basically the packages kbd, console-setup, console-setup-linux, and keyboard-configuration all depend on each other. So I cannot remove, ...
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Change default OS loading

Installed Ubuntu 12.04 Feb 2014 - upgraded to 14.04LTS. I believe there is still remnants of older OS's still there somewhere, (they appear on the Grub multi-boot menu at start up). An earlier ...
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Not able to reinstall the kernel or to use the latest version

On a ubuntu server, I try to di "sudo modprob" and I have this error : $ sudo depmod [sudo] password for deployer: depmod: ERROR: could not open directory /lib/modules/3.8.0-38-generic: No such file ...
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Duplicate sources in Ubuntu 14.10's APT files, are they OK?

So I was preparing to upgrade to ubuntu 15.04 and I was going through and cleaning things up and this is one of things that stood out to me. W: Duplicate sources.list entry ...
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mysterious program crash: where to look for clues?

On Ubuntu 14.04, I often experience the following: open an application, and within 15 seconds or so the application window simply disappears from screen. If I ps aux | grep nameOfApplication it will ...
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Is it possible to reclaim files after incorrect unmount?

When I first began using Linux (~10 yrs ago) I used a USB univ. drive adapter to mount an external hard drive. Unfortunately, I was not aware of the unmounting procedure so, when finished, I just ...
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Can you install & boot linux from a specified folder?

The Situation: I have access to a computer in the university, but no root rights. I already installed Ubuntu on a USB Drive and I could boot and run Ubuntu, but the computer has only USB 2.0 and I'm ...
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Latest version of Ubuntu Won't login to GUI

I'm assuming this is an issue with UNITY because I can log in just fine at the command line. When I boot up my most recent kernel, I enter valid credentials but It just keeps kicking me back to the ...
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Themes app not showing preview for installed GTK themes (Window borders and Controls) in Cinnamon

I have installed Cinnamon in Ubuntu using a ppa. The problem I have is that newly installed GTK themes won't show previews in Themes application. Here are the screenshots. .As you can see the Window ...
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How can I “reset” aptitude?

I've inherited an Ubuntu 12.04 server where package management is completely messed up. Any aptitude command fails with errors like this one (for every installed package, as far as I can tell): dpkg: ...
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How to find out if Ubuntu is using DHCP (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS GUI)

How can I find out if my IP address is DHCP, Fixed or Dynamic? I need to tell my network administrator what the IP address is, that my Virtual Machine is using. I know the numbers, but I don't know ...
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How to solve nsf-common related error when install zsh in ubuntu?

Everytime I install some kind of package, at the last phase, apt-get install could return a common-nfs related error. Why the installation can't be done without this error? detailed pastebin here ...
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oem-bt-ar-9462-dkms error in Ubuntu

I am new to ubuntu and Linux and i was recently prompted to install new updates and this error keeps popping up. Is there any way that i could resolve this? I am not sure what to do here and any help ...
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Set up svn for an existing project

I have an existing project “abc” with the path /home/abc. I want to set up a subversion repository in Ubuntu for this project. I have already installed subversion with the help the article “Setting Up ...
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high precision subsecond cronjob replacement [duplicate]

I am looking for a cron replacement which could run subsecond schedule, is there have any "still alive" project which serve this purpose? Currently running Ubuntu 14
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Using Drush permissions issue

Using my own non-root account I installed Drush on my Ubuntu 14.04 server using the following: sudo apt-get install drush My problem is whether I use sudo or not with the same user account, I get ...
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Visual Boy Advance Not Running Correctly

Whenever I run a pokemon rom on my vba 1.8.0 on my Ubuntu 12.08 computer, it seems to be doing a color inversion (i.e. the text is in a black box as opposed to a white box, the players face is black ...
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Auto reconnect to wifi once disconnected?

On Ubuntu 14.04, I am using a usb wireless adapter to connect to a wireless network. The connection is often disconnected (I have tried to solve the problem, but I don't know why. That is another ...
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virtualbox on os x lags when not active

I am running ubuntu server as guest inside virtualbox on os x 10.10.x host While the system works, it lags whenever the virtualbox window is not the active app. E.g. I log into ubuntu from terminal ...
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connecting to virtualbox ubuntu from osx extremly slow

I am running ubuntu 10.04.x as guest on virtualbox from osx x 10.10.x host It works (kind of), but after working a while with it and also after power sleep it can get almost unusable slow. It looks ...
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How to disabled nvidia graphics card and start using intel hd 4600

I use UBuntu 14.04 LTS. I have cpu i4790k with hdgraphics 4600. How to disable my nvidia graphics card and start using intel hd 4600 ? Should I change something in bios or it is possible from the ...