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Ubuntu as a Yun ntp server: broadcast issues

I have an Ubuntu server to use as an ntp server for Yuns. I am having issues broadcasting with my linksys (BEFW11S4) router to my Yuns. Optimally: I need this to provide ntp service to Yuns ...
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Why has everything gone very small?

I have installed Lubuntu on my laptop; however, everything displays very small. The resolution is at 1080p, which it has been at since I started using the OS. It just started to load up like this ...
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Ubuntu: Installing programs into specific locations

I have software which is built using a makefile. This makefile also contains (relative) paths to different programs (such as gsoap, postgresql and others) which provide stuff that I need to include. ...
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How to add shortcut to Cinnamon taskbar

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with Cinnamon desktop. After trying to create a shortcut for a PDF file to Cinnamon's Taskbar, I found maybe I should have searched for a folder containing the Taskbar's ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS does not save my preferences

From the last restart of the system, few days ago, I have a problem with setting my preferences on Ubuntu 14.04. More precisely, I have the following issues at the boot of the system: Other ...
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How to connect Ubuntu 14.04 NIS Client to a IRIX NIS Server

I'm trying to connect a new Ubuntu 14.04 Server (64Bit) as NIS Client to an SGI Irix NIS Server. It's a standard installation of Ubuntu, only ssh, nfs and nis (pam and other stuff came along by ...
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How To Copy Files From Local Windows Machine To Remote Server [closed]

I want to copy a file from my local machine to a remote server. My local machine is running on Windows 10 and I use PuTTY to connect to the remote server, which is running Ubuntu.
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Why am I getting “This Connection is Untrusted” while trying to download LeechBlock?

Firefox 42.0 Ubuntu 14.04.3 I tried to download Leechblock from here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/leechblock/ But I got the following in return. This Connection is Untrusted ...
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How to automatically mount a NAS in Ubuntu

I'm trying to set up a network attached storage (NAS) in my house to access from multiple computers. My NAS is actually a hard-drive containing all my music, plugged directly into my router. My goal ...
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How can a daemon user connect through SSH? [closed]

I have launched process named redmine that launched by deamon user – redmine. Some inner redmine (as process) plugin needs SSH connection to outer service and make it from redmine (user), but this ...
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Install mdadm without postfix in ubuntu trusty

I want to build a RAID system on top of Ubuntu Trusty. When I do apt-get install mdadm A screen pop up asking me to configure postfix. Because I will run this installation in automation script. Is ...
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Aptitude deleted a buttload of modules when I tried to install Imagemagick, how do I undo this?

Yesterday I tried to install Imagemagick, I used apt-get at first, which returned an error. I was already trying to install ImageMagick for hours, so I got impatient. A post on stackoverflow said that ...
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Ubuntu Linux - PHP Cron doesn't work

I have a Ubuntu webserver that should execute a PHP script to cache a bunch of data every 5 minutes using a Cron job. I configured the Cron using Webmin entering the command: /usr/bin/php -q ...
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update-rc.d squid3 init.d init weirdness

sudo service squid3 status works, implying squid is in upstart. However a listing of services using sudo service --status-all does not show squid. Neither does sudo update-rc.d squid3 defaults ...
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How do I obtain the dependency fcitx-dbus?

When I run fcitx, I get the following errors. $ (INFO-3262 /build/buildd/fcitx-4.2.8.3/src/lib/fcitx/addon.c:151) Load Addon Config File:fcitx-dbus.conf (INFO-3262 ...
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After installation of Ubuntu (not dual boot), how to find the drives?

I recently clean installed Ubuntu without dual boot, so everything was erased, but now I can't seem to find where my C and D drives are located. Here are the results of some commands that I tried: ...
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What is using trillions of inodes on my almost empty server? [closed]

I have 18446744069923968593 inodes (which seem really too much) and much more problematic: I have 18446744069414835186 used so the system won't create any other file (even if the disk is almost ...
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Low display resolution Ubuntu Gnome remix 12.10

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome remix 12.10 and it can't recognize my display. My HW is: Intel i3 3225 with HD 4000 onboard / is on a OCZ Vertex 4 SSD display is an old IBM Thinkvision with vga connector ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nvidia proprietary drivers installation

I require some Help and Guidance in installing NVIDIA drivers on my system with a Dual Intel/Nvidia Graphics Processors. I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 and i am aware that the OS is in its ...
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How to reinstall configuration file [duplicate]

How do you revert or reinstall a configuration file in Debian/Ubuntu? I accidentally overwrote the file /etc/bluetooth/main.conf. Running dpkg -S /etc/bluetooth/main.conf shows that the package bluez ...
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Unable to use a self-signed certif. on localhost

I created a self-signed certificate for localhost for testing as follows: openssl genrsa -out key.pem 2048 openssl req -new -key key.pem -out certificate.csr openssl x509 -req -in certificate.csr ...
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Stop Ubuntu on Macbook from booting into OS X from external drive

I have Ubuntu (Lubuntu) installed on a MacBook which has two external hard drives connected to it. One of the partitions on one of those drives is a bootable backup of an OS X machine. When I reboot ...
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LDAP Authentication

I'm currently trying to set up an LDAP server for centralized authentication. I set up phpLDAPadmin and my structure is as follows: dc=example,dc=com cn=admin ou=users cn=system cn=testuser ...
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Bootloader Grub2 - delete partition where ubuntu resides

I have a dualboot with the following two Os's: Windows10 Kubuntu And the bootloader Grub2 What happends with the bootloader if I delete/formats the partition where Kubuntu is installed? Does it ...
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D-Link DWM-156 HSPA USB Modem doesn't work with SIM card inserted

I have a D-Link DWM-156 HSPA modem, that I bought just a few days ago. The modem has drivers in its internal storage. There are Debian packages (.deb) for both i386 and amd64, so obviously I installed ...
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ClamAV installation Ubuntu

I am trying to install ClamAV in ubuntu as per the instructions in blog.dutchcoders.io/installing-clamav-from-source/ While updating the virus databases using sudo freshclam -v I am getting ...
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Prevent shutdown using shell script run at shutdown

Background: I have a Python script that runs (infinitely) from startup in the background of a Ubuntu server. The process is ended by sending a SIGINT which is handled by the script which finishes all ...
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Access USB drive on Ubuntu server

I'm currently using a Ubuntu 14.04 server with command line access only. My .html files are on my Windows and I want to transfer them. What is the path in my Ubuntu server to get into my external ...
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My Ubuntu 14.04 LTS doesn't have sound

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on VMware workstation version 10.0.0 on my Windows 7 machine. After installing I figured out that it doesn't have any sound so I checked the sound settings. All items seem to ...
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Colored horizontal lines when booting from GRUB

I have an annoying problem when I boot to windows from GRUB boot menu, I got always colored lines that disappear in seconds. I also tried to change my linux distro 3 times but I always get the same ...
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Consistent network interface name ubuntu using pci slot

One can set consistent interface naming via mac address by modifying /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules. Can you establish consistent interface naming by PCI slot number? (I tried but failed) ...
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Ubuntu trusty format disk slower than RHEL7?

I observed that disk formatting is much slower in Ubuntu than in RHEL7. Does anybody know why that is? EDIT: Forgot to mention, I'm formatting the disk with ext4. Using mke2fs
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KVM on Crouton chroot?

I've enabled Vt-x support in BIOS, and have been trying to get KVM on my chroot for a few days now. I lost my chroot last night (got it into an unbootable state) trying and had to build a new one. ...
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Unable to mount SD card at crouton startup

I am just starting out running Ubuntu trusty through crouton on my chromebook, and I am attempting at mounting my sd card at startup. I currently have a shell script which mounts the sd card when it ...
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How to allow URL auth with Chromium browser

Chromium options used --allow-running-insecure-content --ignore-certificate-errors --ignore-urlfetcher-cert-requests --disable-gpu --no-sandbox URL auth ...
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How to run an executable file (web app) 24/7 and restart automatically when it breaks down? [closed]

I have an executable file on a server which is a full-fledged standalone web application. When I login to a server via ssh and run the file, the website become visible in the internet. Obviously, ...
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why do i see the error 'stdin: is not a tty' when using x2go to remotely connect to several linux OS distributions?

I can see that several questions have been asked and answered regarding the error message stdin: is not a TTY with regards to SSH terminal connections between machines. However, I am using X2goserver ...
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Linux Mint OS always freezes when laptop is not charging

I'm using Linux Mint 17.3 OS on my HP Compaq nc6400 laptop. The OS always freezes after a while if I'm using my laptop without charging it but never does so if I'm charging my laptop while using it. ...
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HP SmartArray RAID5 recovery on linux

This is a long time in the making, and I've finally got it working so I thought I'd share this with as many people as I can in case they're in a similar situation. Long story short - HP SmartArray ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Mouse Touchpad gone bad

I have a problem with my touchpad, but I don't think it's a hardware issue. I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and after a few days of use, the mouse pointer is behaving kind of wierd. What it ...
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Linux installation stops working after a few reboots

I'm trying to set up a dualboot Win8/Linux on my HP tablet (touchsmart tm2-1050ez). However, when I'm finished setting it all up, after a few more reboots, I'm not able to boot to Linux anymore, as I ...
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Upstart job starts the script twice

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.13.0-85-generic x86_64) where I created a simple Upstart job: # content of /etc/init/listener.conf start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [!2345] ...
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Which process/daemon replaces netplugd in Centos 7.1?

I'm moving a piece of software from Ubuntu 12.04 to Centos 7.1. Part of the original installation script runs dpkg -i netplug_1.2.9.1-2ubuntu1_amd64.deb. I can't install a ubuntu deb on Centos, nor ...
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Sed incremental arithmetic

I want to replace a number at the end of a string by incrementing the number by one each time I run a specific sed line. the string looks like this: server-port=25555 I was thinking I could run ...
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Long response time when using chroot

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server and yesterday the response time of the server was quite long, meaning when using simple commands like: ls -al it would take up to 20 seconds to respond in a very ...
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Ubuntu VPS in sleep mode / standby?

I currently have a problem with my VPS (ubuntu 14.04.4). When I access it after hours the first time again via HTTP or SSH it takes a few seconds until it reacts, sometimes it is even too long, so it ...
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Should I create should my own user with less privileges on a server (Digit. Ocean)?

I'm trying to deploy a website at Digital Ocean. I have the user root as the default. However, since it's root I believe I should create my own, normal user, shouldn't I? Nonetheless, in the ...
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How should executables installed under /opt be added to the path?

Can programs installed under /opt be safely symlinked into /usr/local/bin, which is already in the PATH by default in Ubuntu and other Linux distros? Alternatively, is there some reason to create a ...
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Is it possible to run iCloud Drive on Ubuntu?

I'm active Apple user, I have MacBook at home, but Linux PC on the work. One of most annoying thing for me is sync my personal data between home, work and mobile devices (like documents etc). At the ...
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Can't get grub to boot windows 7 partition. “error: invalid EFI file path”

I have an "HP pavilion 7008tx dv7" laptop. It came bundled with Windows 7 and has two 1TB HHD and an 32G SSD. Here is the output form "sudo parted -l": Model: ATA TOSHIBA MQ01ABD1 (scsi) Disk ...