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Etekcity Scroll E1 Wireless USB mouse does not work with Ubuntu 14.04

I have an Etekcity Scroll E1 Wireless USB Mouse that is not working with Ubuntu(but does work on Windows). According to their website, the mouse is compatible with Linux, and the Amazon reviews for it ...
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USB hard drive won't remount after power outage

My home server has a USB hard drive plugged to it. Once in a while, the breakers jump or there are power outages. Since my server is a laptop, it keeps chugging along, but the rest of the hardware ...
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Binvox not working on a headless Linux server

I'm trying to run Binvox (http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~min/binvox/) via web server, on an Amazon EC2 server with Nvidia GRID K520 GPU and running Ubuntu 14.04. I'm using the system(binvox, $ret) ...
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how to add wamp feature to lamp

I am used to do web development using wampserver in windows but recently I wanted to move to Linux and I am using LAMP now but I found that some useful feature in wampserver are not available in LAMP ...
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Install OS in a directory

We can have the full filesystem structure of any OS in a directory. To which we can chroot, so it will behave as good as native login. Is there any way to install the an OS onto a partition with the ...
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How can I deny internet access to all processes except the chosen ones?

Sometimes I am forced to use really narrow Internet bandwidth of 56kbps. On my Ubuntu desktop I have too many programs, that frequently check something on the net - and hunting and disabling them ...
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add-apt-repository Raises A Python Error

I wanted to install Numix icon theme, therefore I needed to add ppa, but it strangely raised this error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 163, in ...
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new users can't log in via GUI

I have added 3 new users to the system via a terminal session and defined their password. However at the GUI logon screen when I click on their account and put in the password I get the spinning wheel ...
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bash: /etc/bash.bashrc: Permission denied whenever I open a terminal

On Ubuntu 13.10, when I open a new terminal, I sometimes get the following output on the terminal: bash: /etc/bash.bashrc: Permission denied However, the permissions should be fine: >ls -l ...
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How to create a fingerprint of the hardware from a dedicated root server? [duplicate]

Recently our ubuntu root server has been replaced after some failures. Unfortunatelly we cannot confirm if it really has been replaced or just some parts. What is the best and most thorough way to ...
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disable mouse and keyboard on Ubuntu 14.04

I use only ssh access to my 'slideshow' computer (it, and a big TV screen are located in a public room). I'd like to disable generally (not X only) all of the USB slots, and the PS2 keyboard/mouse ...
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FileZilla: Failed to retrieve directory listing

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 as the host and installed Ubuntu 14.04 in the Virtualbox as Guest OS.I have installed and configured VSFTPD on Ubuntu 14.04 and forwarded the virtualbox port's as follows: ...
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How to kill all processes for a given user that take longer then X time

When I list processes with ps auxf I often see some that are stuck and I need to manually kill them. How can I do it with one command? Example ps result: $ ps auxf USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ ...
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Issue in ubuntu disk size (vitualbox image)

I am having an issue while increasing the disk size for Ubuntu where I see that pvdisplay doesn't show all the partition, and only show /dev/sda5. Also Ubuntu disk size is 52.4 GB, but the disk is ...
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/etc/init.d/nis missing on Ubuntu

I'm trying to setup NIS on a machine. All instructions always expect /etc/init/nis to exist as at the end of configuration one is expected to restart the service using that. For me it doesn't exist. I ...
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Installing noip via sh script

I have this script: cd /usr/local/src/ wget http://www.no-ip.com/client/linux/noip-duc-linux.tar.gz tar xf noip-duc-linux.tar.gz cd noip-2.1.9-1/ make install <<END_SCRIPT Username password ...
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Installing 14.04 from ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso with pxe

We're trying to do an automated network installation using pxe. We installed netboot tools (14.04 LTS) and extracted theubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso contents into an http server. We saw that we ...
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Bash script for logging in ftp

I have seen this question: link I have similar, if not the same request. I'd like to create a script that will log me in ftp server. I do not want to automate the whole exchange, I just want to speed ...
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Cannot succesfully run apt-get -f install

I am working on a Ubuntu Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.5.0-43-generic x86_64) machine. There are some packages that I need to install, and in order to be able to that, first I have to run apt-get ...
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Not see file NetworkManager.conf in folder /etc/NetworkManager/

My network connectivity often gets interrupted when I use the local DNS server at the company, I wanted to change dns=dnsmasq to #dns=dnsmasq in /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf. But I do not ...
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Unmet dependencies using apt-get on Ubuntu

I am working on a Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.5.0-43-generic x86_64) machine. It is a server running in production environment with other projects so I have to be quite careful. I have to install ...
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Why is there Apple copyright on lpadmin, lpq and lpstat pages?

I am on Ubuntu 12.04. Why do lpadmin,lpq, lpstat man pages have Apple copyright on them?
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USB Ports not working with Ubuntu Linux 14

Sorry if this seems like a duplicate post but I am Ubuntu Linux noob and am struggling with it a bit. I installed and configured Ubuntu Linux 14 for dual boot setup on my Windows 8.1 machine. ...
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Ubuntu server boot assigns names to NICs erratically but all traffic is handled on only one NIC

I have two NICs, em1 and p3p1 on my Ubuntu 14.04 Server. During boot, network interface eth0 is renamed to both em1 and p3p1 but the order is not consistent from one boot to another. In use ALL ...
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Version Error Integrating PowerBroker Identity Services and Samba on ubuntu

I am trying to use PBIS (formally likewise open) to enable me to limit permissions on shares to certain AD groups. When I run the command samba-interop-install --install I get the following error ...
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can't decompress .tgz using gunzip

I was able to archive and compress a folder with the following command: tar -cvfz example2.tgz example1 I then removed the example1 folder and tried to unpack the archive using this command: tar ...
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How to I solve the error? In svn email notification?

I have working from svn email notification,but it got the error, could you help for me. (The command execute autometic send file for my mail, but now not sending ) svn commit -m "[1] add some text ...
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Avconv Error when trying to save an updating snapshot of an IP-camera stream

I'm trying to save an updating image of my camera stream on my Desktop. avconv -i rtsp://admin:12345@192.168.1.199/h264 -f image2 -r 1 /home/nuc/Images/img.jpg Protocol avconv version ...
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Apache's 000-default.conf - weird behaviour

I'm trying to achieve a redirect from domain.com to www.domain.com (non-www to www). My sites-available/domain.com.conf file looks like this; <VirtualHost *:80 *:443> ServerName ...
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Consequences of setting up POSIX locales

Small background of the situation: We are using several UBUNTU servers having English as working language; however having en_US locale set in machines we encounter problems with apt-cacher-ng ...
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Cross Compile GMP and Openswan for ARM

I have to cross compile opensawn for a OMAP4 Board and GMP is prerequisite. First I tried it on 64 bit OS but it gave me this error: configure: error: Oops, mp_limb_t is 64 bits, but the assembler ...
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uploaded file via filezilla to proftp server(on ubuntu 14.04 lts) but reported 550 error

uploaded file via filezilla to proftp server(on ubuntu 14.04 lts) but reported 550 error 550 download.html: Permission denied Error: Critical file transfer error I try to set the directory to ...
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Simple QoS configuration with PRIO Qdisc is not working

Im using Ubuntu 12.10 OS and i want to prioritize ICMP traffic over any other traffic in the egress queue of eth0 interface (as it is my default route to internet). By default this is the qdisc ...
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Wrong mount point for internal SSD

I am having a problem with mounting an internal SSD. For some reason The mounting point is chosen as /media/user/Data instead of, as specified in /etc/fstab, /mnt/Data. The according line in ...
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Files are opened by wrong applications if opened from a number of programs

History: I had problems with mime associations under Firefox. Firefox opened downloaded files with wrong programs. I deleted ~/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list and now it works. Now I noticed ...
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HDA Realtek and Auto-Sensing Disable

I have a couple different devices using Realtek audio chipsets (one is ALC269VC, another is ALC262). On both devices (laptop/tablet type devices, with internal speakers and a headphone jack) when I ...
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How to connect tata photon in X window manager in ubuntu 14.04 using command line

Due to some reason I had to shift from Gnome to X(basic X). So here on the desktop nothing appears (no launcher, no menu bar, nothing) but we can open command line in it using Ctrl+Alt+Tab. (I have ...
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Can we use Linux Mint ISO to repair Ubuntu's Grub?

A friend of mine is running Ubuntu and got GRUB RESCUE. Can they use Mint ISO to repair their Grub? As I don't have Ubuntu ISO?
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Ubuntu: where add a script executing SQL on machine start?

Each time Ubuntu is starting I need to run a script, which is running some SQLs. So I need run it after MySQL already started. Where should I put such script?
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Beaglebone: Backup image mounts root as Read-only

After I had completed creating applications for my BB white (running ubuntu), I created a backup of the SD card using-> sudo dd if=/dev/disk2 of=/Volumes/BONE/bone_custom.img Recently, I tried to ...
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Xlib error “extension ”GLX“ missing on display” on VirtualBox guest OS

I have a remote build-machine with Jenkins and I'm trying to run GUI application. In Jenkins I installed Xvnc plugin, which uses TightVNC Server, but each build has failed. Earlier, there was a ...
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Recover file from previous installation? [duplicate]

I recently wiped an old ubuntu server of mine and installed debian, but i forgot to backup a very important file. I know there is a chance that the computer has already wrote over the file, but what ...
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Why there are two different shadow files preset in /etc [duplicate]

I am running ubuntu 12.04 on rackspace cloud. Somehow it has two shadow files /etc/shadow /etc/shadow- I know about the first being used for password protection but where second came from ? Can it ...
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unable to run bash as new user on an ubuntu docker container

i have a docker container and i am trying to enable sshd and log in with a new user rag. it appears that as user 'rag' i am not able to execute /bin/bash. i am not sure why. i cannot figure out ...
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Grub: can't enter Windows 7

I want to install ubuntu using easyBCD and ubuntu ISO file, after some configuration, I set the default boot to Grub instead of windows7. But I forgot to run command sudo umount –l /isodevice to ...
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how to bootup/reboot in verbose mode?

I have Ubuntu 14.04TLS. How can I permanently change grub to switch to verbose mode on bootup/reboot so I can see the rolling text? I would like to make this change stick. Thanks!
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Ubuntu: Restore not printed document from browser cache

I was at work today faced with a situation where I have to prove that I did not make a mistake. Without going into detail, yesterday I generated an important document which was to be printed. For ...
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Are there network connections that don't use the WiFii card or the Ethernet port?

I see many connections like when I use netstat, are they all to the internet? Are there any connections to the internet or other things that aren't forthcoming? I guess what I'm asking is what does ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu use capabilities on ping?

After running, $ ls -l /bin/ping -rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 34740 Nov 5 2012 /bin/ping I wonder, why doesn't Ubuntu use capabilities (i.e. raw sockets) rather than setuid?
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Why do we use double hyphen in “tar --anchored” and single hyphen in “tar -b”? [duplicate]

Why do we use double hyphen in tar --anchored and single hyphen in tar -b? I mean to say why some command line options have single hyphen (-) while some others have double (--)? Also a git example: ...