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Broadcom: not able to see my wifi

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a computer with a Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY wireless card. After installing the proprietary drivers available from the Ubuntu repositories, I was able to ...
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Print job “Held for authentication”

Following the instructions here, I have installed a Samba print server on an ARM-based Udoo-quad running Udoobuntu 12.04 LTS. The Samba server is working, and (after setting guest ok = yes in the ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 disconnects from wifi after waking up from suspension

I have recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 LTS. When I suspend my laptop and wake it up later from sleep, or when I close my laptop lid and open it later on, or when I want to change my network, I loose ...
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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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Linux drives not showing on dual boot install - intel smart response issue

When I try to install linux as dual boot on my laptop. However it does not show any available drives for me to install it on when I get to the install screen on a live boot cd. I have tried creating ...
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How to reduce ClamAV memory usage?

I'm running a Ubuntu based web server (Apache, MySQL) on a 512MB VPS. This is more than sufficient for the website it is running (small forum). As I wanted to add some protection against viruses I ...
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How do I set my DNS on Ubuntu 14.04?

Most of the info I see online says to edit /etc/resolv.conf, but any changes I make just get overridden. $ cat /etc/resolv.conf # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by ...
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how to fix a port no statically for client request on client side?

I have an assignment to implement: unicast multicast broadcast in Java socket programming. While implementing the multicast part I decided to do it on my own system itself, so for the purpose of ...
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How to change the shortcut directories in Files?

I'd like to redirect the documents, downloads, music, and videos that are on the sidebar of the files application to another location that is in another partition. So far my Internet research have ...
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Diagnosing lost network connectivity on Ubuntu

My first question here so please be gentle. :) I have a Linode running Ubuntu 14.04, with a stack managed by ServerPilot.io. Only real modification is that I'm running HHVM in a limited fashion. ...
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Make bluetooth device invisible / disable incoming pairing

I am using the bluez package for my bluetooth usb dongle on ubuntu server. I want to be able to initiate bluetooth connection from the dongle to a device, however a device itself shall not be able to ...
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How can I upgrade pip on Ubuntu 10.04?

On Ubuntu 10.04 I've used apt-get install pip to install pip after which I installed django. Then I tried to uninstall django with pip via pip uninstall django which gives me: pip: error: No command ...
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File transfer help with Ubuntu and ESXi

I have two esxi machines that I want to directly transfer files between. Is there a way I can facilitate that transfer from a third machine that I have Ubuntu 14.04 running on?
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Problem in Ubuntu 14.04 monospace font

Up to recently, I was using normal fonts. But suddenly my fonts for code became weirder. I don't know what happened. My font for monospace is set to Ubuntu Mono. I tried setting it to Courier with no ...
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How do I run a script when I switch between keyboard layouts

I use more than one keyboard layout, and I would like to find a way to run a script when I switch between them. Is this possible? So far, I can assign a shortcut for a script like this: #!/bin/bash ...
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Find out at what time my machine got restarted and why?

I have my ubuntu machine which is running Ubuntu 10.10 and that machine is running my app server. I am suspecting that my machine got restarted today at some time but I don't know how to find out at ...
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How To Send Terminal Commands To Remote Server After Connecting Via putty? [closed]

In order to listing all batch files and finding the required file from a directory, I am using windows script to connect to the linux server. I can able to connect by passing necessary parameters but ...
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How to install meld 3.11 in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am trying to get meld 3.11 to work on ubuntu 14.04 I tried following the method below" cd ~ git clone https://git.gnome.org/browse/meld cd meld sudo ln -s ~/meld/bin/meld /usr/bin/meld But ...
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Does Linux log when a process is started, and the PID that gets assigned to it? Where can I find that log?

When my Ubuntu server starts up, I see a message that says: kernel: [11.895392] init: failsafe main process (631) killed by TERM signal. I would like to know what process this is but I'm not sure ...
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Calls to sync/fsync slow down after 30 minutes uptime

After 30 minutes of uptime using Ubuntu 14.04 with a hybrid SSD I see many processes blocking IO using iotop. This is during disk writes, for example if I open and close an empty file in gedit it can ...
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Finding files that use the most disk space

Is it possible to list the largest files on my hard drive? I frequently use df -H to display my disk usage, but this only gives the percentage full, GBs remaining, etc. I do a lot of data-intensive ...
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Low PPPoE speed in Linux (Ubuntu)

We have 2 PC with Ubuntu 12.04 and connect with 1000M/bit cable. We then start iperf on both PCs and get 900m/bit speed using the iftop tool. However, when we setup PPPoE server on the 1st PC, and ...
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How do I find out why cron is not running my jobs?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, and the cron daemon is running: # ps ax | grep cron 822 ? Ss 0:00 cron but it is not executing any jobs. I was previously getting entries in /var/log/syslog such ...
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How to repair Ubuntu after upgrade? (from recovery mode)

I have gone through countless threads on the following error and none have helped. Your screen, graphics card, and input device settings could not be detected correctly. You will need to configure ...
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nodm not working on bootup

I've setup and used nodm in the past (it is extremly simple and easy), but now cannot get it working. My base system is Ubuntu 13.04 server, but I have tried Debian and older Ubuntu servers as well. ...
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How to fix boot into initramfs prompt and “mount: can't read '/etc/fstab': No such file or directory” and “No init found”?

Installing a new system using a GPT partitioned disk dedicated to a single partition, ext4 formatted, extlinux (version 4.05) as bootloader, Ubuntu Core version 13.10 amd64 as rootfs, and Ubuntu ...
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Lock folder when running cron

I am setting up my first cron on a Ubuntu Desktop system. I was curious to know if there is a way to lock a folder before a cron is ran and how to set it up? I am following this article. I am just ...
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Computer won't restart without recovery mode and mouse is flickering after I added the ppa ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates

I installed Steam a few weeks ago, and it kept bothering me to add the ppa ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates,so I did it yesterday. After I installed it, my computer was fine until I rebooted. The computer ...
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How do I create a utility USB?

I do a lot of work with many different bootable images all on different flash drives. However, it gets annoying to search for a specific drive, plug it in, and use it. Is there a way I can consolidate ...
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Unable to create a multiboot usb stick with MultiSystem

Installed multisystem on Ubuntu 14.04 for multiboot usb. When I start MultiSystem GUI, is shows me the usb device being mounted on /media/usb0, But when I select and hit confirm, I get the error msg ...
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How can I add an external CD/DVD writer ?

I want to add an external CD/DVD writer to my Ubuntu 14.04 system (System 76 Ratel): the writers in my local electronics store have USB interfaces, and the drives are advertised as windows and mac ...
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I purchased a Ubuntu-preinstalled, used, Asus Mini Notebook off of Amazon. I pushed the power button while it was installing updates. [closed]

Okay the subject line basically contains my question. I purchased a used Ubuntu-preinstalled Asus Mini Notebook computer off of Amazon. It worked just fine for awhile. Then one day while it was ...
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Grub rescue after corrupted hard-drive (“read-only filesystem”)

I run xubuntu 12.04 alongside a NTFS storage partition and a windows 8 partition. I moved my MySQL data directory off the xubuntu (ext4) partition, onto the NTFS partition, and did an import of a ...
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Linux for girlfriend [closed]

I want to install Linux on my girlfriend's machine. Her current system, Windows Vista, is about 7-8 years old and pretty slow. She used Windows all her life and to make the change as easy as possible, ...
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Powertop doesn't display Power est. column

When I run powertop, it doesn't display the "Power Est." column that shows the estimated power consumption in Watts of each row. It should look like in the screen capture here: MacBook Pro Retina: ...
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Grub 2 - attempting to boot into “Windows bootloader” boots me back into grub

I've managed to dig myself into a bit of a hole. When I boot, I am given the option to boot into Ubuntu or into the Windows bootloader. When I attempt using the windows bootloader, the result is that ...
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How do I change file/directory permission of a nfs mounted directory, so I access files as user?

On a Ubuntu computer I mounted a directory from another computer using the following line in the fstab: 12.34.56.78:/space/Images /mnt/space/images nfs rsize=16384,wsize=16384,rw,auto,nolock 0 0 ...
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How to install squashfs-tools on Ubuntu?

I tried running `unsquashfs and got: $ unsquashfs filesystem.squashfs The program 'unsquashfs' is currently not installed, You can install it by typing: So I went to install it: $ sudo apt-get ...
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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 ...
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Linker error: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lgcc_s

I am trying to compile symlinks (tar.gz-file), which is a very small tool with one line for compilation: gcc -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O2 -N -s -o symlinks symlinks.c which gives the error .... ...
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Network connectivity trouble to non-routing multi-homed hosts?

I have two networks: A and B (172.16.2.0/24 and 172.17.2.0/24). A is Ethernet, B is WiFi. An OpenWRT router connects A and B, and most traffic gets passed OK. Default route on router leads to a ...
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Ubuntu init script failed - trying to find out more detail about the error

My /var/log/boot.log shows this under Ubuntu 14.04: ... * Starting servicename <br> chown: invalid user: ‘username’<br> No passwd entry for user 'username'<br> * Starting ...
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Jenkins does not use system's locales

I got a interesting behavior in Jenkins. Jenkins' shell does not use my systems locales. Jenkins runs as user jenkins on my system. Logged in as jenkins via SSH: locale displayed: ...
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rs232 to usb not working

I also asked this question on AskUbuntu but there nobody comments on it I have a konig rs232 serial to usb adapter (no FTDI chip), but when I try to connect to a cisco switch/router (via Putty, ...
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Having trouble exporting FUSE via NFS

I've got a self-written FUSE file system I mount on my NFS server on mountpoint /export/example/mount. Then I export a parent directory of the FUSE via NFS. The /etc/exports contains the options ...
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How to set LANG in locale, despite it's in /etc/default/locale in ubuntu for unicode support?

I run Ubuntu 12.04, I can't set the locale to en_US.utf8. I set the LANG by configuring /etc/default/locale as described here. $cat /etc/default/locale LANG=en_US.utf8 $locale LANG= LANGUAGE= ...
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SSH broken when connected to VPN upon upgrading from Ubuntu 13.04 to 14.04

I need to SSH into a server which is only accessible when I am connected to a VPN (PPTP). Using my Ubuntu 13.03 virtual machine, this works perfectly. First I connect to the VPN, then I ssh into the ...
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Linux Permissions vsftpd

I have mybb installed and running in /var/www/forums. I have two users part of the www group, logan and www-data. I have the recursive permissions of forums directory set to: chmod -R 755 forums ...
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Should I install npm in Kubuntu?

I am using Kubuntu. I am looking into installing a plugin to help in javascript. This seems to be good jshint but it mention npm install What is this? My understanding is that in Kubuntu I should only ...
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How do you fix apt-get update “Hash Sum mismatch”

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 virtual box vm that I instantiate using Vagrant. git clone https://github.com/spuder/puppet-gitlab vagrant up As soon as the vagrant box runs apt-get update, I get the ...