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Likewise-open for Ubuntu 14.04 Not available?

I have found references to this issue around, but nowhere seems to post a solution that works for me. I have tried: sudo apt-get install likewise-open However this returns: Reading package ...
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Cannot rm file: Disk quota exceeded

In bash (and over ssh) running rm FILENAME gives the error: rm: cannot remove 'FILENAME': Disk quota exceeded. I've seen the other posts (and everyting down the first page of google) on this topic and ...
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Is it OK to install 32 bit linux on virtual pc on 64bit windows system?

I am trying to download ubuntu 32 bit to run in virtualbox. is it ok to run 32 bit os on virtual box in my windows 64bit pc? or do i need to download only 64 bit os to run in virtual box of my 64bit ...
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How to resolve broken packages when upgrading: from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04

I am having an issues upgrading to 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) from 13.10 (Saucy Salamander), where I get a message Could not calculate the upgrade, and I believe it is due to my unofficial software packages. ...
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Can I install Ubuntu into a RPi2 remotely?

One friend of mine would like to install ubuntu mate into his new Raspberri Pi 2, but he would like me to help him trough the installation steps. My problem is that I am not aware if Ubuntu can run ...
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Django can not connect to MySQL database over ubuntu 10.04

I am newbie in Django. I got a simple Django 1.3.* project, i would like to run it over my localhost. I installed all necessary modules like: python-mysqldb, rptz etc... I have ubuntu 10.04 ...
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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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Can't boot Linux from usb on Thinkpad W540

i've Ubuntu, Fedora, Kali mounted on 3 USB sticks and can't boot from any of them. i've disabled (fast-boot) option in windows and also made the following changes to BIOS : *secure boot: disabled ...
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Downgrade from Wily to Trusty

I've upgraded from Ubuntu Trusty to Wily using apt-get dist-upgrade Is there a way to downgrade to Trusty? I found a few software packages I cannot install.
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Unmounting external drive takes tremendously long

This morning I copied around 200GB of data to a quite old USB2.0 1TB external drive. The copying took around 2 or 3 hours. Afterwards I unmounted & the unmounting is still going on (after more ...
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Ubuntu12.04: How to disable a daemon process at startup

I normally use service start/stop or initctl start/stop to start or stop a daemon process but now what I am looking for is to disable a daemon process from starting at startup example mysqld. ...
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Jingle CLI client / Jitsi replacement / VOIP

I am looking for a Jingle client for the command line. Currently, I use Jitsi, but my dreams of not needing the GUI for more than just web-browsing are not realized due to my reliance on this ...
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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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How do i create create a bridge for virtual machines

so the issue is that i am using hetzner for my server hosting and they suck at making any working tutorial. i have purchased a /29 subnet block. 136.243.229.24 / 29 - subnet 136.243.6.76 - main ...
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Can't Launch Freemind in Ubuntu 15.10 - Please Advise

For a long while I've had difficulty launching the program Freemind in Ubuntu 15.10: sudo apt-get install freemind Please take a look at the bug I submitted: ...
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Configuring RAID on a running Ubuntu 14.04 Server

First please bare with me as while I'm no total newbie to Linux this is my first venture into running and administering a webserver. I'm currently renting a dedicated server which I thought was ...
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Ubuntu sound not working after sleep/suspend

Whenever I sleep my laptop I mean if I down the flap sound doesn't work, every time i have to restart my laptop for sound to make working. Fo instance right now sound is not working(since I closed ...
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Unable to use VMWare Workstation 12

I found myself unable to use the VMWare Workstation 12 trial on Debian Stretch as well as on Ubuntu 15.10. It installs just fine, but when I attempt to start it, it simply does nothing, no error or ...
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Is there a way to report incorrect login attempts in Ubuntu 12.10?

I am concerned with some people trying to access my laptop while I am away in my work place. Therefore I was wondering if is there a way to set up kind of automatically monitor and report wrong ...
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MOTD not displayed after installing openssh from source

On Debian Wheezy the default openssh server package displays the motd from /etc/motd. When i compile it from source (openssh-6.0p1) it won't display the motd anymore after an ssh login. Configure ...
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Linux Mint: pastebin is in /usr/local/bin

I'm running Linux Mint 17. I found a pastebin python file in /usr/local/bin In light of what people use pastebin for, was this a security risk? Output from the stat command: File: ‘pastebin’ ...
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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 - rendering performance after switching from nvidia to nouveau drivers

I use UBuntu 14.04 LTS. I have purged all nvidia proprietary drivers and currently my system use Nouveau driver. Here is an output from glxinfo | grep OpenGL : when using nvidia propietary drivers ...
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E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg

I get an error message when I try to run sudo apt-get remove/install. It happened because I was trying to install texlive, but i ran out of root disk space and the installation was cut off. Because I ...
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No grub menu after Ubuntu install, booting directly into Ubuntu

I have two separate SSD's. One of them has Windows 10 Pro installed, and the other has Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. When my computer boots I get no grub menu to choose the operating system I want to boot ...
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How to Upgrade LinuxLight from Trusty to Wily

I'm giving LinuxLight 2.8 beta a try, and have noticed it's completely based on Ubuntu Trusty. How can I go about upgrading it to Ubuntu Wily? Is it possible to replace my current repos with the ...
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How to check who run updates or installed packages on Debian?

I'm in the rather strange situation where I don't trust all users with sudo rights and there's nothing I can do about it. I would like to check periodically if anyone but me installed any packages or ...
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Repair Bad Ubuntu Installation With Grub Rescue & No Changes to BIOS

I have a old Dell PP01X laptop (it has a floppy disk reader & an external wifi card) which I tried to install Ubuntu on. To do this, I partitioned the drive into 3 parts (windows, linux, and swap ...
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Starting Resque worker with script doesnt work, starting by hand does

I am trying to figure out why my process doesn't work if started via a script, but works fine if started by hand. Here's the details: script is a resque worker start script. The script location is ...
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Rollback all apt-get packages to the maximum available under the actual sources.list

Given that APT has the power of the super COW and this should be amazing. There's a simple, elegant and working way (because I tried with pin solutions proposed as well as the preferences file, and ...
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Configure Sub-Menu button in kodi?

I use mimic skin with kodi 15.2 installed on my Ubuntu PC. Now I would like to change the onclick event of a submenu button(eg power>quit). I tried modifying Includes_Menus.xml but the button still ...
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Granting SAMBA rights and privileges requires root password

Given a default Ubuntu installation, I get the following myusername@EARTH:~$ sudo bash root@EARTH:~# net rpc rights grant myusername SePrintOperatorPrivilege Enter root's password: Failed to grant ...
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How to open tty or execute some script when the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+F[1-6] doesn't work and X11 is partially frozen but system is still working?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 with Gnome on Acer Aspire One netbook. The X11 or just some parts of Gnome like panels and partially windows (details described below) are frozen which doesn't allow to do ...
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GRUB-EFI installation fails while installing Kali Linux in external hard disk

I was trying to install Kali Linux from a live USB to an 1TB external hard disk. At first I was unable to boot the live USB with my H2O Insyde BIOS. Then I converted my pen drive partition table to ...
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Determine if a graphics card is new

The 1 GB ATI/AMD dedicated graphics card of my Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop failed recently and I got it repaired from a local laptop service center as the laptop is out of warranty. The service man ...
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Can't fix my boot partition — can I restore Ubuntu from a copy (not properly imaged) of my partition?

On my old Ubuntu system (the one I'm trying to restore to) I had a boot partition /dev/sda1, my main OS partition /dev/sda2, and a swap partition /dev/sda3. I mistakenly formatted over /dev/sda1 ...
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How to install ap-hotspot

I can't seem to install ap-hotspot on ubuntu 12.04. I read somewhere that I should run the following commands: $ sudo su - # add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 # aptitude update # aptitude ...
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How to mount/recover data on a disk that was part of a mdadm raid 1 on another machine?

Some background The disk itself was "worked on" by a friend and is said to be still intact, undamaged and still mountable/recoverable The disk was part of a software raid 1 on Ubuntu 12.04 The other ...
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Understanding the automated mounting of USB Thumbdrive and doing it myself

I can break this down into two subcomponents: Why/how does this automated mounting procedure create (and destroy) it's own mounting point? Why do I have to manually create my own mount point when ...
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UFW: Allow traffic only from a dynamic IP on its last 2 elements

I am trying to setup the following rule on ufw: ufw allow from 217.87.123.0/24 So to allow incoming connections from all 217.87.123.* addresses. The problem is that my IP does not always start ...
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Fedora 18 guest in VirtualBox 4.2: How to assign static IPv4 address to guest regardless of active ethernet interface on host

I have a Ubuntu 13.04 host running VirtualBox 4.2.12. This host has both a wired and a wireless network interface, but only one of which would usually be active at any given time. For example, at home ...
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Linksys AE3000 install on linux

I bought a Linksys AE3000 wireless adapter hoping I could use it on my Ubuntu 12.04 box. I found a website that walked through using it, but it didn't work. I edited rtusb_dev_id.c to add: and then ...
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how to properly configure samba access using groups

I am having trouble trying to get a specific group to access samba server through windows. is it possible to allow certain groups to the file sharing server? example, I have a group called ...
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Desktop files disappeared mysteriously. Entire directory missing

My desktop files on Ubuntu disappeared mysteriously when I tried to drag and drop files to my pen drive. I tried all options available on stack exchange and elsewhere on the internet, like ...
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CUPS Error Printer is not Responding

I've purchased generic USB POS Receipt Printer and on supplied mini CDROM I've got driver installation scripts (binary) for 32bit and 64bit Linux. Since I am working on 64bit Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS with ...
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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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How to send all keystrokes to a screen session?

I am starting a screen session with screen /dev/ttyACM0 115200. The system I am opening a session to is running Ubuntu, and I would like to pass it Ctrl-Alt-F1. How can I make screen capture those ...
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can't get bluetooth to work from a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS derivative running Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” MATE Desktop

dmesg | grep -i blue resulting output from code above is the following [ 31.686537] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.20 [ 31.686599] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized [ ...
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How to fix error 'xrandr: cannot find output “VGA1”'?

I am trying to enable a HDMI connection to a monitor connected with a HDMI cable to my Lenovo laptop using the following commands. > xrandr xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default ...
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BASH: �ls: command not found when typing 'ñ' by mistake

When I erroneously type 'ñ' (expecting to type any command) and then remove it and type the correct letter, the output returns the command with a special character attached �, obviously the shell ...