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Linux on old Dell computer

I am very new to Linux (I've really never used it before), but I'd like to put Linux on an old computer I have - a Dell Latitude D620 which I think is from about 2001 since it was running XP. I tried ...
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Use shared libraries in /usr/local/lib

I have build some libraries from sources, and the files after make install are in /usr/local/lib For example, in my case I have the file libodb-2.2.so which is in this directory. However when I ...
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Samba system calls for reading/writing files from/to NAS issued from Windows desktop client

Windows desktop machine is connected via 1GB Ehternet cable to personal NAS (under development) with Ubuntu on it. While reading and writing files (> 1GB size) from/to NAS strace was conducted to ...
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Limiting user SFTP only to their home directory

Ubuntu 14.04 I'm trying to restrict all users of a certain group to their home directory. They should be able to SFTP to the directory and read/write whatever they like within there. I have ...
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SSH installation error in Ubuntu running within VirtualBox

New to VirtualBox and VM, I am running Ubuntu with 14.04 on latest VirtualBox. I have 2 network adapters: Host-only NAT I run the following command to install SSH: $ sudo apt-get install openssh-...
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Possible to update Ubuntu 32-bit to 64-bit? [duplicate]

Can I update Ubuntu 15.04x32 to 15.04x64 or must it be a new/clean 64 bit install ?
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DNSMASQ on Ubuntu in VM not offering leases to client

I have Ubuntu running in VMWare workstation 12. I have a USB ethernet adapter which appears as eth1, and is statically assigned 192.168.0.10 My dnsmasq.conf is: port=0 domain-needed bogus-priv ...
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Authentication failure with postfix and sasl using sasldb

I'm really not sure what my issue is. I've checked several guides, and I am sure I have set this up correctly, including config fails, restarting the service, permissions etc. OS is Ubuntu Server. ...
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Folder Permission on Storage Mounted by User [duplicate]

I'm having trouble with an external hdd. Let us say there're two users; user, guest. Let the external storage be called hdde. User has automagically mounted hdde in Ubuntu (for some reason it's /media/...
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How to fix intermittant “No space left on device” errors during mv when device has plenty of space?

Ubuntu 14.04 on a desktop Source Drive: /dev/sda1: 5TB ext4 single drive volume Target Volume: /dev/mapper/archive-lvarchive: raid6 (mdadm) 18TB volume with lvm partition and ext4 There are ...
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Differences between Debian and Ubuntu

I'm getting sick of Ubuntu's seemingly random changes. I'm thinking of switching to Debian permanently. Does anyone know if there's a list of changes between the two distros somewhere? I want to know ...
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GRUB Menu Not Visible

I have a bootable external USB drive with Ubuntu 12 LTS, which I move between two PCs. On one machine I see the normal progression from BIOS boot device menu -> GRUB menu -> normal system splash ...
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“USB HDD” option replaced by “ubuntu” in BIOS, now cannot use USB boot media

So, being foolish old me, I tried to use os-uninstaller to remove my Windows installation and make way for Arch Linux. Unfortunately, now nothing on this computer boots, and I cannot even boot from a ...
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How do I create a shortcut for a script, and run it as a .desktop file?

I have installed Teamspeak onto my Ubuntu 15.10 system. Teamspeak requires a script to be ran in-order to start. How can I create a symbolic link that is a .desktop so I can open the .desktop file, ...
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How to pass array variable to function and solve out the no command found error

I'm new in this so please anyone can help me to figure out this problem, I've write all code but when i run this command in shell by using ./work.sh host.txt here host is a text file from where we'll ...
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How to make the DRM-protected video stream of Amazon Video run on Debian Jessie?

I want to use Amazon Video on Debian Jessie but can't manage it to run. I have the following hardware setup: CPU: 2 cores at 3 GHz (Intel Core 2 Duo E8400) RAM: 6 GB RAM GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX ...
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Installing a dual boot environment of Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS and Windows 7

While installing Ubuntu "along side" my current Windows 7 OS, from a USB drive, all went well until "Allocating Drive Space". I used the default allocations of Windows Recovery Environment: 11.3 GB ...
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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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How to share common configurations amongst Nginx server blocks?

Hosting multiple sites with the same Nginx, and a lot of them share common configurations. Such as protection against POODLE and even entire sets of redirects. I tried using the include directive but ...
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Installing Expect and TCL

I downloaded the source for expect5.45, and am attempting to install it. tclsh is on the system at /usr/bin/tclsh, but I'm not sure if that means the machine also has "tcl" installed? The ...
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Expanding Linux Partition

I am running ubuntu 14 on my laptop, the laptop is normally windows 8 but it is dual booted with ubuntu. My ubuntu partition is 50gb and I know that I have 500gb free space which is wasted on my ...
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How to implement progress bar as Application Indicator?

does unity-panel support panel applets, similar to DBus-based panel applets of gnome and mate? I know about ApplicationIndicators specification, but they are associated with square icons for me. Is ...
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check if java process is running and re-run if it is not running

On ubuntu 15.04, I am running java app through vnc sessions. I have 8 defined sessions that are started during system boot. My question is, how do I create a script that checks to see if the process ...
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Ubuntu 14 - nouveau error

I use ubuntu 14. About three days ago computer started hanging when I work - I even can't move mouse, so I press power button to restart the computer. It happens about 1-7 times an hour. For example I ...
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Auto sudoers entry on ssh login by a non-sudo user

This problem I am facing in Gcloud VM (ubuntu 14.04 image). As a admin user, if I create another user say UserNew without giving sudo privilage to him. sudo adduser UserNew I carefully checked ...
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Overflow /tmp mounted when there is free space on /

I recently faced an "overflow" issue on /tmp. I don't have a separate /tmp partition, and there is 17% free in / – then why did I get an overflow tmp filesystem? # /etc/fstab: static file ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 built in webcam not being detected

Hello I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and my webcam is not recognized. It used to work fine but recently it is not working. I got my screen replaced by dell and also the motherboard and heatsinks for a ...
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IDS uEye camera stream

I am using an IDS uEye XS USB camera (https://en.ids-imaging.com/store/produkte/kameras/usb-2-0-kameras/ueye-xs.html) and my problem is that according to the sdk description it does not have V4L or ...
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Linux ignoring multicast route over loopback

I'm trying to test some multicast code on a single machine. I'm trying to get the packets sent over the loopback device (lo) instead of the default eth1. Googling keeps turning up the incantation ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Brightness level problem

I know we had a lots of questions about that problem but none worked for me. I have a dual boot with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 but cannot change the brightness level just when I use Linux. The only ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 mini iso preseed not reccognized

I downloaded an Ubuntu mini iso from the Ubuntu website and want to do a fully automated install. I created a preseed file(preseed) I created an image with this file in the iso. When i try to start ...
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How to Install redshift plasmoid?

Using Ubuntu 15.10 I am trying to follow the instructions here to install the redshift plasmoid GUI, and cannot find the redshift root directory, does anyone know where this should be located? I've ...
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Why am I getting apparmor error messages in the syslog about NTP and LDAP?

On my newly installed Ubuntu 12.04 machine, with ntp and slapd installed, the following messages appear in /var/log/syslog at regular intervals: Feb 23 18:54:07 my-host kernel: [ 24.610703] type=...
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Grub2 lost in new Linux distro install

So, I really need some help. Recently I was using a dual boot machine on the same hard drive. I had Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu GNOME 14.04. When I installed Ubuntu on top of my Windows install, I didn't ...
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Unable to download youtube video

I don't know what happened now but I'm unable to download any youtube video. Earlier it was working properly. I'm working on Ubuntu 13.04 ravbholua@ravbholua-Aspire-5315:~$ youtube-dl http://www....
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Is there a way to free memory? [duplicate]

I remember, back from my days with Windows Vista/7, that there was a tool called memclear or memclean that would free some memory by invoking the NT garbage collection API. Probably it cleared cache ...
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Having trouble updating my firmware “Error processing Archive”

On Ubuntu OS sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages will be ...
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send message to log file after package installed

How can i send a message to a log file (not the apt log) after the installation of a package. I simple want to log which package (package name) was installed. ie. "links installed successfully"
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Proxy Filtering with Squid

I am currently faced with a situation where i would like to deploy a proxy server on amazon EC2 running on Ubuntu. What i am trying to achieve is to have Wifi users in each site have their traffic ...
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Screen turns on automatically (xset dpms force off)

I am using xset dpms force off to manually turn my screen off to save power. However, it turns back on after some time (20 - 40 seconds). Distro: Ubuntu-Lucid Graphics: Intel 4500 MHD ...
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Mouse Pointer Blinks and Sometimes Disappears

I am using Ubuntu 14.04LTS with dual Monitor. I am unable to figure out the problem occurring with the mouse pointer. The mouse pointer blinks and at times it disappears. Any help is appreciated ...
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Basic Hosting Postgresql in Virtualbox + Ubuntu 14.04

I have configured Postgres to accept network connections from anywhere: In pg_hga.conf: host all all 0.0.0.0/0 md5 In postgresql.conf: listen_addresses = '*...
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Software for adjusting the velocity curve of a MIDI controller

I use my yamaha clp330 digital piano as a midi controller. The problem is that the volume of the sound is too low when I play on the piano. But using software controllers the sound is normal. So it ...
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Fglrx-updates refuses to replace Gallium on Mint 17.2

I installed fglrx-updates on a fresh install of Mint 17.2 via this guide for Ubuntu 14.04. When I type in $ fglrxinfo display: :0 screen: 0 OpenGL vendor string: X.Org OpenGL renderer string: ...
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Can't access flash drive on kali

I have flash drive but it can not be detect on kali and ubuntu. Windows can detect it but can't format it. Even in gparted it isn't listed. I refresh devices on gparted and get a warning: Libparted ...
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copying and working on OSX .app files (folders) in linux

tldr; I want to run a script over an external hard drive and tar.gz every folder that ends with .app into their own archive. That is, I don't want them all in one tar.gz file, I want to create one ...
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Wi-Fi working on and off, mostly off on a HP laptop - take two

I have a HP laptop with Intel Centrino 2230 N card. The system is Xubuntu 13. Wi-Fi works on and off. When it's down, it still connects to the network and obtains an IP address, but ping to the ...
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How to install AMD Catalyst 15.9 on Ubuntu 15.10?

today I tried to install the fglrx-updates package from the repositories of Ubuntu 15.10, but after rebooting my computer, did not start the display manager. It is assumed that the driver has patches ...
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Difference between /run and /var/run

Is there any difference between /run directory and var/run directory. It seems the latter is a link to the former. If the contents are one and the same what is the need for two directories?
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keep script running while screen is locked for a long time

I have a script that is running on my computer. The script is written in PHP under my XAMP server. It actually is reading some files from a remote FTP server and after processing them writes them back ...