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My mp3player freezes when I eject it

When I eject(or safely remove) or unplug my mp3player from the USB, the screen freezes and an "ok to disconnect" message remains on its screen. Then I have to reset my mp3player. However when I ...
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Linux signals logger

I'm looking for a signals logger for the Linux kernel, without patching of kernel. I found many articles with patching, but I am not interested in that. I'm running default Ubuntu 13.04. # uname -a ...
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Backing up a partition: doesn't reflect the status properly

With an intent to check how backing up files/filesystems works, I created 3 part itions sda9, sda10 and sda11. Please see the structure below. (Please ignore sda10 for now as I have already run ...
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Arguments against Ubuntu? [closed]

As someone who's been using Ubuntu for a couple of years now both in production and at home, when seeking answers to certain administrative questions for my systems, I often hear the "that's what you ...
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Entered wrong installation path in Ubuntu

I was trying to install Huwaie 3G modem on Ubuntu. The install.txt said: Run ./install in TERMINAL to install MobilePartner eg: # bash //install If you had installed this software in your ...
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Ubuntu LTS : best practice for installing gems

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server I'm relatively new to Unix/Ubuntu. I need to install the ruby gem libopenssl-ruby. I know that Ubuntu LTS versions maintain lists of authorized package versions. apt-get ...
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Keyboard shortcut to move window to a side in Gnome

In Windows I can press Windows key + (left/right/up/down) keys to press a window against the upper, right, down, left side. Is there an equivalent in Ubuntu? Distro: Ubuntu 12.04, using Gnome.
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SVN failing to create SASL context

Trying to execute the command svn log svn://[my server address]/path/to/repository nets me the following: svn: E170001: Unable to connect to a repository at URL 'svn://[my server ...
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How can I set up a remote port forward on port 80 to my localhost with the help of setcap?

I'd like to accept connections briefly for development when I'm NATed, and so I'm attempting to do this: $ ssh ubuntu@example.org -R 80:localhost:80 Which fails as I'm trying to bind a port that is ...
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How to use `expect` with `zipcloak` II?

This question is a followup on this question, as I figured out the solution I presented in the previous question does not work anymore. It worked sometime, but now expect does not work as expected. ...
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How to install Mono v3+ in Ubuntu?

How can I install the latest release of Mono in Ubuntu Saucy? In order to develop in a free OS, I need to setup Mono (that now supports .NET 4.5). This is what I did: Download and uncompress ...
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more than 8 outputs detected — how to solve?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS on the notebook Lenovo IdeaPad z510. Setup was successful. But when I tried to load Ubuntu it gets an error: "more than 8 outputs detected". When I googled about ...
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Why is Mono 3.x available specifically for OpenSuse and not other Linux (like Ubuntu)

The Mono download page has a download for OpenSuse but not any other version of Linux. Why is that, is OpenSuse better suited for Mono for some reason than say Ubuntu? We're developing on Macs using ...
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Changing owner of NAS drive

I have setup a Freenas system that I would like to mount on my Ubuntu Desktop. Freenas is configured with cifs service. When I open the freenas server in nautilus smb://freenas/homenas/ I can create ...
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Emacs won't open file in Bazaar repository

I have a Bugzilla installation, and am trying to open /Bugzilla/Install/CPAN.pm using emacs. However, I get this error when attempting to do so: Searching for program: no such file or directory, bzr ...
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Issue with bad sectors on a laptop hard drive

I had Windows installed on my laptop and suddenly one morning Windows couldn't start. Then I tried after formatting and for once it became possible. I also installed Ubuntu as logical drive (deleted ...
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Invoking PolicyKit/polkit via xinit/startx?

I recently upgraded a minimal installation of Ubuntu (with no full-fledged DE) from precise to saucy and since doing so I'm no longer able to mount removable drives as a normal user. I googled a bit ...
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Recently installed applications missing from $PATH

When I install apps using apt-get or NVM or NPM on Ubuntu, I can type the command and it works. Then I log out of the shell and log back in. Now none of the things I installed work when I ask for ...
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Unable to connect to a wifi network with a special SSID

My current wifi network (and i'm writing this with the help of Windows -.- ) has a special character in it's SSID: "ö", a so-called "umlaut". If changing the SSID is not an option, how to connect to ...
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Fastest way to convert a large amount of FLACs to MP3s

I'm looking for something that can take advantage of my GPU or at the very least, multiple cores of my CPU to convert a few terabytes of FLAC to mp3 (VBR v0) very quickly while preserving all of the ...
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Passwords for newly created users?

I am fairly new to Linux and I have question regarding users. When I use the useradd command I don't specify a password. I must use the passwd command afterwards. Does this mean that the user is ...
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Difference in behavior of `<Esc>` and `inoremap jk <Esc>` in vim

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a new computer and apt-get install[ed] vim and I'm having some weird behavior with my aliased Esc - if I'm in INSERT mode and I type the Esc key, I exit INSERT mode ...
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install oracle java sdk in ubntu - configuration problem - runs only with sudo priviledge

I am trying to to configure java sdk on ubuntu 12.04. I ha/ve copied the jdk folder to /usr/lib/java and made a link as "sudo ln -s -b /usr/lib/java/jdk1.7.0_45/bin/javac /etc/alternatives/javac" and ...
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What is the default font for Grub in Ubuntu and Fedora?

I was wondering what the name of the font is for the grub set by default after installation in Ubuntu and Fedora (they are different ones). Any help would be great!
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All USB ports detected as USB 1.0, not USB 2.0

My Ubuntu 13.10 server (Upgraded from 11.10) has always had an issue with mounting USB 2.0 devices. Despite legacy being turned off on the motherboard bios, the output of lsusb -t always shows the ...
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How to mount a flushed hard disk in Xubuntu

I want to recover data from an internal hard disk with Windows Vista. I`m using a live CD of Xubuntu. But when I write: sudo fdisk -l I obtain only the USB disk in which I have Xubuntu live. How ...
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Internet bandwidth mysteriously drops under Linux, but is fine under Windows

I can't seem to download files from the internet on my laptop with Mint/Ubuntu, due to strange bandwidth fluctuations. I'm able to browse the web with Firefox with no problems, apt-get update and ...
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Re-install networking packages

I have problems with my network in Ubuntu 13.10. Since it worked some days ago, and no solution I tried could repair it, I want to install it all over again. That would be kind of a reset to the ...
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How to handle internet disconnection while upgrading Ubuntu?

I am about to upgrade Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 13.10. Internet speed is slow and so it would take many hours for the same. So, is there any tool or way to handle or take care of this. Suppose my ...
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Ubuntu / Mint brightness 0 by default on login

Every time I boot up Ubuntu or Mint, after choosing an OS from GRUB menu, before logging in, screen brightness is set to 0. What is the reason behind that? I always end up manually turning on the ...
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Building from source on linux - mess in installed packages [duplicate]

Everytime when I want to build application from source on linux, I have to install dependencies libraries in my operating system (ubuntu). Typical scenario: Start ./configure Got error about missing ...
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Why is “uname gcc” not working in Ubuntu

I know that uname -a shows the full machine name and details, etc. But I did uname gcc to see what the version of gcc I am running, and it returned Linux - What does that mean? Ubuntu86: $ uname gcc ...
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Finding error log related to specific crash in Ubuntu

Every time I try to start a specific program (Mathematica), my Ubuntu session crashes and I get thrown back to login screen. I want to find out 1) what is it exactly that crashes (probably X) and 2) ...
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Where is the error page location of squid proxy server?

I'm using squid proxy sever on my ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Where is the error page location so that I can customize it..
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Transferring Operating System from VM to Physical System

I have Ubuntu 13.04 running in a VM in VirtualBox. Originally, I was just trying it out, but now I've started using it a lot, and I have many of my programs and files in it. Is it possible to transfer ...
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Unable to install open CV in Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to install openCv for learning purpose and then using it for OCR(Optical Character Recognition) but i am unable to install it in Ubuntu 12.04 I am following this link and able to carry ...
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Can I upgrade to a newer Ubuntu version on a Ubuntu-based distribution?

I'm currently running elementary OS Luna, which is based on Ubuntu 12.04. Can I upgrade my installation to have a Ubuntu 13.04 base, but still use elementary OS's desktop environment and applications? ...
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Curl. Check redirect

Lets suppose that we have 3 links: link1, link2, link3. link1 redirects to link2 and link2 redirects to link3. So how to see that with curl?
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Ubuntu unattended install : echo keypress to dialog

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server 64 My unattended-mode bootstrap.sh script contains: apt-get upgrade -y I know that during execution a primitive UI for GRUB installation will be shown which requires ...
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Problem while install ubuntu 12.04.3-server

I try to install Ubuntu 12.04.3-server-i386 in my system. My system configuration is 256MB RAM, 80GB hard disk, Pentium 4 (2.40Gz). I have a DVD drive, I downloaded 12.04.3-server-i386.iso and burnt ...
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Portable bootable installation of Ubuntu, synchronized with my main computer

I have a difficult problem that I'm trying to solve. Currently, I am using Mac OSX and I want to create a full Ubuntu partition on my home computer; this is fine. I'm currently doing a lot of ...
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Ubuntu - Install Options

I have three possibilities to installing and running Ubuntu as my main operating system. 1) Install onto an external SSD: Obviously, this would mean installing onto the External SSD and connecting ...
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Nvidia driver for Debian

Is there a "real solution" or driver for Nvidia Optimus graphic cards? I tested a lot of alternatives but no success. I know a lot of users face the same problem with Debian or Ubuntu-family. This ...
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Bridged network with different subnets

I want to virtualize my webserver with lxc/virsh for this reason, I want to pass a IP to the lxc container. But my IPs are from different subnets, what I tried (but not successfully): Virsh network: ...
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why gentoo livecd can not detect the linked network card?

The original os is Ubuntu 12.04, machine has 4 network cards, and the first netcard is linked. If use ethtool, will get Link detected: yes. When I use gentoo livecd to start, and config network, I ...
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Preserving owner/group on OS X-provided CIFS shares

I read the attached StackExchange link: Automatically disable Linux extensions for Samba mounts about disabling CIFS Unix Extensions in order to mount OS X CIFS shares. However, my understanding is ...
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What is the rtsbpp-polling process doing?

In Ubuntu 12.04 LTS when I run the top command I see a process called rtsbpp-polling. Googling it gives only just a few hits to the Gentoo Linux forum that does not seem to be relevant (they don't ...
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What are the generic-pae directories in /lib/modules?

When listing the content of the dirctory /lib/modules I see a list of generic-pae directories (Ubuntu 12.04): drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Apr 23 2012 3.2.0-23-generic-pae drwxr-xr-x 5 root root ...
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Unable to burn 2 DVDs

Today I purchased 2 DVDs today of Sony company. I tried burning them with some s/w but failed. Please see below for the error log produced. I used Brasero Disk Burner of Ubuntu13.04. Then I used ...
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Why is PECL installing a beta package?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. If I type # pecl install apc it tries to install 3.1.13 which is beta rather than 3.1.9. $ pear config-get preferred_state stable Looking inside the two archives ...