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BCache and disk encryption

I recently bought a new laptop with a 16Gb mSATA SSD cache drive. I haven't used that one yet. I have, however, opted for Ubuntu 13.04 with "Full Disk Encryption" for the main partition (is that ...
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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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After drive format unable to use drive

I am using Elementary OS and I am having an issue with formatting a drive and getting access denied when trying to move data to it. I use gparted to format an internal 1tb drive to ext4 and it shows ...
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Unable to set hostname for use within network

I am having a lot of trouble setting up a hostname for my home server for use within my home network. My home server is running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and all packages are up to date. Management of this ...
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why are there different formats for the hosts file between OpenSuSE and Ubuntu?

How is 127.0.0.1 related to 127.0.0.2? Using ssh to login to tleilax (OpenSuSE): tleilax:~ # tleilax:~ # hostname tleilax tleilax:~ # tleilax:~ # hostname -f tleilax.bounceme.net tleilax:~ # ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit is slow on Virtual machine

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit os on my Virtual machine. I have allocated 2GB ram to it. But the VM is running very slow, and left side taskbar is not visible. When I place my cursor on the ...
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Adding multiple user with shell script on Ubuntu

Can someone help me in providing me the shell script for creating multiple users on Ubuntu. Password needs to be different for each user. Thanks in advance
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Need to auto-login after logout on ubuntu

I've set up a kiosk using Ubuntu 12.04, and I'd like to have it autologin after a user logs out or if the screen locks, in case someone manages to get back to lightdm or tries to login to the ...
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Why is logcheck reporting successful Horde logins?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server and use logcheck to report log messages. I have the logcheck-database installed which contains a horde3 ignore file for the server: ^\w{3} [ :0-9]{11} ...
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xorg.conf XkbOption ignored for terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp to restart X

I want Ctrl+Alt+Bksp to restart X, so I created an xorg.conf rule: /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/53-zap.conf: Section "ServerFlags" Option "DontZap" "false" EndSection Section "InputClass" ...
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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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Help needed with ssh! [closed]

I am new to the linux OS and the other day, I was reading about ssh. What I wanted to do is Write a shell script to open terminal on 2 PCs simultaneously (the other PC being the guest OS (ubuntu) ...
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Permissions Issue for A Symlinked Directory

I have a web application running on Ubuntu 14.04. The app's deployment service creates separate users, groups and permissions automatically when deploying the app to my server on AWS. The app runs as ...
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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 ...
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How to automatically apply wpa_supplicant configuration?

To authenticate in a corporate network I have to run the following command: $ sudo wpa_supplicant -i eth0 -D wired -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/mywired.conf -B The configuration script loaded thereby ...
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XBMC crash after selecting “play”. Ubuntu 14.04 and 13.0 gotham. Link to crashlog

I have a brand new machine with fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying to run Gotham 13.0 on it. I've already added the restricted multimedia codecs (just in case) to Ubuntu. sudo apt-get ...
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Xvfb differences on Ubuntu and CentOS

I have an html screen capture utility built using Qt that uses WebKit. It basically takes html as input and produces a screen capture as a png. On Ubuntu desktop 12.04 the capture quality is ...
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PAM and fprintd

Occasionally I get an error on the login screen of Ubuntu 14.04 under unity. The problem occurs after waking up from suspend after closing the lid. Essentially instead of asking me first for ...
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Can't finish php5-cli update

I get the following error after doing sudo apt-get upgrade: Setting up php5-cli (5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.6) ... ucfr: Attempt from package php5-cli to take /etc/php5/cli/php.ini away from package ...
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Respawn MySQL on Ubuntu? Server ran out of memory, killed MySQL & Apache, MySQL didn't respawn

Just as above, I increased the RAM (it's a VM), but that doesn't give me a safety net. I was under the impression by default it should respawn, but that doesn't seem to be the case. *Ubuntu 10.04 ...
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What is the difference between ls and l?

I accidentally typed l instead of ls today and found that the command still printed a list of the files in my current directory. Trying l --help brings up the help file for ls suggesting that l is ...
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How to host server on local PC(ubuntu) and set up virtual hosts

I am new to Ubuntu and I wanted to host a server on it. I googled a bit and read something about Apache and IIS and I couldn't get much out of it. Right now I am confused about how to proceed. What ...
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How to extract images from video file?

I mean, how to generate images files from a video like screenshots.
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Minimum VLC Demo with HIP for Linux (HIPL)

I am new to HIPL and I am trying to set up a minimum demo with VLC 2.0.8 on Ubuntu 12.04. I installed all the dependencies, and built from source (./configure && make && sudo make ...
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X2Go client connecting to AWS Ubuntu 14 shows black screen with GNOME

X2Go client connecting to AWS Ubuntu 14 (AMI:ubuntu-trusty-14.04-amd64-server-20150123 (ami-29ebb519)) shows black screen with GNOME and with KDE pops-up an error unable to load kde...what gives ? ...
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Building PHP from source for use in Apache

I'm having trouble when installing an older version of PHP (5.1) on a Ubuntu machine. I've tried to downgrade it without success using apt-get, so I tried to install from source. After the ...
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USB 2.0 device is not working in USB 3.0 ports

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 system. On that system I have one USB 3.0 port. In this port I am trying use my USB 2.0 device, but every time when I plug in that USB 2.0 device into the USB 3.0 port, the ...
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Find a server IP on LAN from a script

I am looking for a way to have a script on a client machine automatically find the servers IP on the same network. I have several media extender clients running ubuntu 14.04.1 and a server running ...
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Ubuntu CentOS RHEL cross bash script su support

I know that title was a little ambiguous. Allow me to explain our issue. We designed an installer script on Ubuntu since Debian based systems are our primary core, however, some of our cloud based ...
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Understanding network problem (syslog)

I am running a lubuntu 14.04 server and its always worked well, except for the last couple of days it keeps dropping off the LAN. I am using a couple of powerlink adapters to connect it up as WiFi was ...
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Server setup and configuration

I am tasked with the process of installing and configuring a LAMP server from scratch for hosting Drupal sites. I have installed the LAMP stack but I'm experiencing multi-user editing problems. ...
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Setting up receive-only mail server and handling incoming mail and attachments

I would like to create a following scenario on my Ubuntu 14.04 server: set up mail server (or is it called 'Mail Transfer Agent'?) which should take care of receiving mails only. No need to set up ...
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Using autoreconf without root rights on a prefix path results in a corrupted configure-script

I am trying to compile a package (libdrm-2.4.59) and to use sed and autoreconf to remove a dependency: sed -e "/pthread-stubs/d" -i configure.ac && autoreconf -fiv It produces the following ...
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How can I restart the SSH daemon on Ubuntu?

When I type in service sshd restart I get a sshd: unrecognized service error. I do have, in /etc/ssh/ a file sshd_config that I use to set config. I can also putty into the Ubuntu box (it is remote). ...
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Using Drush permissions issue

Using my own non-root account I installed Drush on my Ubuntu 14.04 server using the following: sudo apt-get install drush My problem is whether I use sudo or not with the same user account, I get ...
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XBMC crashing while playing SOME but NOT ALL videos

I am using Frodo on Ubuntu 14.04. XBMC is crashing when playing some but not all videos - most videos work. My hardware specs (old computer) 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile ...
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Awesome Window Manager and keyboard settings

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and I have installed Awesome on top of it. To configure some settings I am still using unity-control-center, however I just noticed that whatever I put into keyboard settings ...
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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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New Linux server user permissions

I have been given ssh access to a new Linux server which has nothing more than the LAMP stack installed on it. It's down to me to install things like Drush, phpmyadmin etc and general configuration of ...
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cmake error: could NOT find LibLZMA (missing: LIBLZMA_INCLUDE_DIR

Hi I am trying to install this software called acqu-root. It depends on the main software called root. I managed to install the main software but having problems with the acqu-root. I get the ...
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Error in Installing eclipse

I am running sudo apt-get install eclipse-platform command inside Docker Then ran eclipse I get the following error find: `//.eclipse': No such file or directory find: `//.eclipse': No such file ...
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Difficult to find installed application installed in linux

I am new to linux, used to use windows. I am trying to convert to linux and I really love it. I am trying Ubuntu 14.10. I have a question about how to find the installed applications easily in Linux. ...
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Setting up basic chroot environment from a fedora ISO image in Ubuntu

From a tutorial in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DebootstrapChroot at TLDR section i was able to set up a chroot environment for 32 bit Ubuntu ISO image under 64 bit Ubuntu. Now i need to do 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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How to edit /etc/fstab when system boots to read only file system?

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04. I pasted something incorrect (from a tutorial) into my /etc/fstab file. As a result, the root file system will not mount when the machine boots up. I know what needs to be fixed ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 automatically enters into admin account, how to turn this off?

I am a new user of Linux .I have both window 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 . For my family and friends ,i make Guest account but when i restart my laptop and operates with window7 then options are comes for ...
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invalid SSL_version specified at /usr/share/perl5/IO/Socket/SSL.pm line 332

Since I upgraded my PC from (k)ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 I receive this error message when trying to send an email using sendemail. Installing an older version of IO::Socket::SSL is not an option. I ...
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Pendrive not being detected in Ubuntu

I am unable to see my pendrive in ubuntu. When i reun fdisk -l, i can see my pendrive is connected : Disk /dev/sdd: 16.0 GB, 16008609792 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1946 cylinders, total ...
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I can't install new packages and can't update and upgrade

I'm trying to install some program on Ubuntu, but when I try it I got the following error.- E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock ...
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Accidentally deleted dpkg executable

By mistake I have deleted dpkg executable from bin folder. Now whenever I try to install anything I get the following error message: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (100)