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Battery indicator problems after installing and uninstalling kubuntu-desktop package on Xubuntu 15.04 x64

A few weeks ago, I decided to get adventurous and install different interfaces on my Lenovo T420 running Xubuntu. I decided to jettison Kubuntu after trying it out (just not my style) and kept Xubuntu ...
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“Could not connect to display” in one user account

I have a GUI application written in Qt and I wanted to run tests by ssh (or Jenkins). There is only one user account, which allows to run it in display mode (ofc when I previously do "export ...
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qemu emulator for raspberry

I am trying to emulate a raspberry pi on ubuntu. I have tried several ways using several tutorials but every time, the emulator logs this: scsi: 0:0:0:0 ABORT operation started scsi: 0:0:0:0 ...
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etc/apt/sources.list contents for EC2 Instances upon AWS

When I copy an Ubuntu image between regions, the image is customised slightly in the process. Notably the software sources in /etc/apt/sources.list are altered to "local values". I am aware that ...
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Why can't I use ssh?

The problem seems to occur straight from the time I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I first realized this problem when I was trying to connect with my hosting at HostGator. I neglected and thought ...
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rsyslog seems to have vanished from my system

I'm debugging an issue where I think my server is spamming other servers because it is infected but all my logs stop in august last year, and rsyslog is missing from the system /etc/rsyslog.d still ...
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CasperJS and PHP In Cron Job Cannot Open Files, Works Fine When Run Manualy

I recently got a new DigitalOcean LEMP environment with Ubuntu. I tried making an SH script that uses CasperJS to scrape data from an external website to a JSON file, and a PHP script to parse the ...
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Ubuntu - Ethernet Card Driver Installation: asm/linkage.h file not found

I'm trying to install an Ethernet Card into my ubuntu 14.04 desktop computer. Here is my lspci output (Second one is my new ethernet card): 03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. ...
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error while compiling ffmpeg: gcc is unable to create an executable file

When I run the ./configure command in ffmpeg source directory I get this error: gcc is unable to create an executable file. If gcc is a cross-compiler, use the --enable-cross-compile option. Only do ...
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Error while installing wget and unzip

I am trying to install wget and unzip on unbuntu machine. But i am facing the below issue. sudo apt-get install wget unzip
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Keyboard layout changed. How and why?

Yesterday, I upgraded my kernel (to 3.5.0-19-generic), rebooted, and had to reinstall my video drivers to get full resolution. (After upgrading the kernel, the resolution always goes to 640x480, until ...
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Some features are not working in my ASUS laptop with Ubuntu

I have an Asus X200CA-KX219D VivoBook (3rd Gen ci3/ 4GB/ 500GB/ DOS) laptop with Ubuntu 14.04. Scrolling via touch pad and the fn keys do not work. Can someone please help me configure these ...
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Kali Linux 1.1.0a doesn't boot from USB

I have Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu installed. I had ran boot-repair since the os selection menu wasn't showing. Few days ago, I downloaded the latest version of Kali Linux. I used PowerISO to copy all the ...
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OpenSSH hangs after login without showing login prompt

I ran across an issue with ssh after fresh Ubuntu 13.10 installation on Lenovo T420. I tried git pull (which failed) and this led me to more general ssh failing. After spending some 2-3 hrs of ...
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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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Problems setting up Ubuntu Machine as a router

I have been at this for over 24 hours, here is what I have so far. -I have an Ubuntu Server running version 14.04.2.amd64, called SV-01 -SV-01 has two NICs. ETH1 is for the external network (goes to ...
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Miro player doesn't recognize subtitle from video encoded by ffmpeg

It was the first time I encoded a video on Ubuntu. I used ffmpeg to extract the video/audio, encode them and join with a subtitle to a new file. All these steps were fine. I used the following ...
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GDM flashing and can't login

I recently switched to ubuntu gnome from windows and am very inexperienced. I was using ubuntu fine for awhile and then this morning I had trouble signing in because my login prompt continuously ...
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I unable to update, Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

W:Ignoring file 'rohan' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has no filename extension W:Ignoring file 'Untitled Document 1' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has no filename ...
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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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Why does my laptop suspend twice/thrice?

The awesome WM doesn't suspend automatically when closing the lid, so I followed some instructions to get it working. I simply added a file /etc/acpi/local/lid.sh.post with the following contents: ...
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Openbox Session mount webcam/other usb devices?

I am following http://thepcspy.com/read/converting-ubuntu-desktop-to-kiosk/ guide to turn my Ubuntu into a Kiosk, and everything works fine except when my Google Chrome boots it doesn't have any of my ...
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Which library files are needed to run a binary with an alternate libc version?

I built Firefox 26 on Mint 16 because the Ubuntu 10.04 build utilities are too old to build it. It does need to run on 10.04, however, since that's the target OS I'm building for. It built and runs ...
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Why is /proc/irq/*/smp_affinity showing too wide of mask for number of CPUs on my computer?

I am running X86_64 Ubuntu Desktop 15.04 with latest kernel (i.e. 3.19.0-22-generic). I was inspecting the interrupts and IRQs and noticed that the bit-mask for smp_affinity was twice as large as it ...
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i3-wm not resizing screen resolution on login

I'm using Parallels for the Mac, but this may be relevant to other VMs too. Using Ubuntu 14.04, when I login using Unity it resizes the screen and uses all available screens (2 in my case), perfect. ...
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How to troubleshoot and fix Wifi driver on Wandboard DUAL?

Environment Wandboard DUAL C1 Ubuntu Trusty using these instruction Issue I was able to install Ubuntu Trusty and I am failing to get the Wifi driver to work. root@ubuntu-armhf:~# uname -a Linux ...
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Ubuntu - No space left on device (NTFS)

I have a server which stores a lot of data, I keep many nested directories with millions of files in them. While trying to move one big directory (~700GB) from one disk to another I get an error: mv ...
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Udev hwdb rule does not work

I am switching from Ubuntu to Arch Linux and encountering the issue that a udev hwdb rule that has worked until now does not work anymore. The only obvious difference between the systems is that ...
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/etc/fstab is mounting rw filesystem as read-only

A partition of my internal hard drive (not the root partition) I want to mount automatically on boot. I've been using /etc/fstab to mount my external backup drive automatically read-only, so this is ...
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How can I manually decrypt the hard drive?

I've just switched to Ubuntu 12.04 one year ago and moved all my photos, documents, etc to the 1TB main hard drive that has been encrypted during the installation process - not LVM but only the home ...
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Install man pages in directory with update-alternatives

Using update-alternatives(8) on a Debian system it is possible to add man pages as slaves under some master alternative. For example, the following command installs an alternative man page tclsh.1 ...
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Ubuntu stops responding to any action

I use ubuntu and found it really frustrating that it stops working really frequently. The circumstances are: Opened Android Studio WITHOUT any emulators (I mean device emulator, I use real devices ...
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Set Environment variable $PATH globally on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to add evironment path variable of composer globally. I've tried many ways but doesnot seem to work. Searched other posts but did not find matching answers. I am trying to work out ...
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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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Signing a module for prebuilt kernel

I am developing linux driver for my own PCI device. I have stucked up on starting my module: [14941.205599] mymod321: module verification failed: signature and/or required key missing - tainting ...
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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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Curl with ipv6 not working by default

I am trying to curl ipv6 addresses, but without success. If I try lets say: curl https://google.com I wait for a timeout and get network unreachable If I force ipv4, everything is fine. ...
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minicom showing offline

I am trying to use minicom in Ubuntu. To do this I first connect my USB to DB9 converter, then I type this command on terminal dmesg | grep tty to check if my USB to DB9 converter is connected ...
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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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How to put the current working directory into the PATH variable

Is it possible to put the current working directory into the $PATH variable? Perhaps something like: me@hostName:~$ echo $PATH /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/$(PWD) ...
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ubuntu lts and cgroup support in iptables [closed]

I don't understand why Ubuntu community built iptables without cgroup support and what I don't understand if community didn't make it? Maybe Ubuntu use another some way (iptables without cgroup etc)? ...
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Disable login screen on Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet)

In 15.04 Vivid Vervet, how do I disable the login screen so that it drops me into a console right off the bat? Back on 14.04, I did this by uninstalling lightdm, but when I tried that on 15.04, the ...
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Build customized Linux using Ubuntu or Debian Source

I want to customize a Ubuntu or Debian distribution for my Raspberry Pi. How can I remove packages and applications from Ubuntu or Debian? And is it possible to modify the GUI (graphic interface) of ...
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ubuntu document reader for acrobat pdf forms

I have an acrobat pdf form that I need to fill. I am using ubuntu 14.04 trusty. Is there a reader that can handle this, the default (evince) doesn't seem to work. thanks
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How do I crash Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS deliberately?

I'm trying to crash an instance on AWS so I can simulate what happens when it gets 'stuck'. I tried the top suggestions here How to cause kernel panic with a single command? but unforunately they ...
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How can I ignore errors in the ls command? [duplicate]

I have this command, that lists how many job files I have running ls -las /var/www/data/forked/jobs/j*.job | echo "Jobs: $(wc -l)" However, if there aren't any, it throws an error. What's the ...
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Why is my shell script hanging on `apt-get -y upgrade`?

Ubuntu : sudo DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get -y update sudo DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get -y upgrade sudo reboot Script is always interrupted after upgrade and then it will stay on ...
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MacOS X Mavericks running VirtualBox cannot communicate with Linux VM

I have a MacOS X Mavericks host running Vagrant using VirtualBox as a provider. I have experienced several times that with different VMs (particularly Ubuntu Linux VMs) after the first time the VM is ...
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Playing or converting .dv4 files in Linux

I need to find a way to playback a number of .dv4 files on Ubuntu 12.04 and Fedora 20, possibly after having converted them to a more conventional format. So far I have managed to convert the files ...
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How does APT deal with different programs with the same name?

I decided to finally learn vi and as I was doing that I realized that vi wasn't behaving as I expected. I learned from another post that this was because, on Ubuntu, vim-tiny is installed by default. ...