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File server.js is being edited (by root with nano 2.4.2, PID xxxx); continue?

I am on Ubuntu 15.10 x64. When I am trying to edit server.js file, it is opening a blank nano editor and displaying "File server.js is being edited (by root with nano 2.4.2, PID xxxx); continue?" ...
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Can I obtain microsecond granularity when I calculate the number of nanoseconds from Windows Epoch to today?

Using Ubuntu Linux 16.04 and g++, I was wondering if could obtain microsecond or millisecond granularity when I calculate the number of nanoseconds between Unix Epoch or Windows Epoch and an arbitrary ...
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Installing ROOT(statistics program from CERN) on Linux Ubuntu

I'm trying to install ROOT v5.34 on Linux Ubuntu v12.04. After extracting the files and running the configure script, I type in make to initiate the installing process. However, after some time, I get ...
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What desktop environment was Joli OS based on?

I know Joli OS was based on Ubuntu (or some Ubuntu flavour), but what DE was it based on? Or had it built its very own?
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Is it possible to format the root boot disk with Ubuntu still running?

I want to boot Ubuntu, and format the root / boot disk whilst Ubuntu is still running. Is this possible?
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS - ssh connection times out using host-only adapter

I have set up a Ubuntu 16 LTS server in VirtualBox and have added a Host-only Network adapter. The IP address is set from what I can see running ifconfig but I am unable to ssh in from bash, the ...
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Virtualbox Ubuntu guest Xilinx Platform Cable USB II

I try to install Ubuntu on a Virtualbox. (Windows 10 Host, 64 Bit LTS 14.04) Ubuntu is working so far but after installing Vivado (Webedition) I created a simple hello world. Synthesizing is working ...
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DHCP and Option82 unable to allocate addresses

On my pc, I have four NICs - eth0,eth1,eth2,eth3. eth1 is connected to the company LAN. eth0,eth2,eth3 are connected to a switch I am currently configuring as a study. eth0 is the dhcp server, eth2 is ...
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What is the purpose of '/var/lib/dpkg/available' file in Ubuntu/Debian? [duplicate]

What is the role of the /var/lib/dpkg/available file in Ubuntu and Debian machines?
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How can I use two Ethernet cards in AWS Ubuntu LTS 14.0

We are using two Ethernet cards in an AWS Ec2 instance. And trying to ping with both Ethernet card by using ping -I eth0 google.com and ping -I eth0 google.com, we got the response from eth0, and eth1 ...
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ubuntu / mint / debian bad super blocks EVERY TIME

i have been having some trouble with bad super blocks. Starts up in busybox terminal or black screen. linux mint (lts) bad superblock i installed linux mint and had a bunch of bad super blocks, so ...
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Hibernation causes no network xor transparent mouse

Xubuntu 16.04, Toshiba Portege T50-B. Hibernation through closing laptop lid causes effect, that after opening it I can see most pointer on xscreensaver, but after entering password pointer becomes ...
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How to install libav on Linux 14.04 Server?

I have setup a webserver with ubuntu 14.04 now I have to install Libav via SSH commands. Can you please help me with those commands? And Please do let me know how to I check that its properly ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu on Windows XP host

I am attempting to make some installations on the Ubunto VirtualBox, running in a Windows XP host. The installation seems to work, I can successfully install programs using sudo apt-get install XXX ...
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Pre-built developer ubuntu VM

I'm searching for a Ubuntu (or other Linux distribution) VM with pre-installed Maven, JDK, Code-Editor, etc. It's pretty annoying to install all these tools every time you set up a new development ...
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Joining Zentyal server to an existing domain

i'm Joining Zentyal server to an existing domain. i just raised the forest functional level of my Server 2003 and set a correct NTP server in all the machines. now i try to configure the additional ...
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Running a cron job randomly for every one hour

I want a cronjob to run every one hour randomly. (i.e if the first job runs at 58 minutes,the second job should run at 47 minutes and the third one at 52 minutes and so on) But this should run ...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 10

I want to install Ubuntu alongside of Windows 10. When I boot the system using a Ubuntu DVD or bootable flash memory I immediately get: error: timed out waiting for forcewake to ack request and then ...
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Missing Ubuntu in boot menu after installing Cent OS 6

I had Ubuntu in my hard disk and after installing CentOS 6 on it I am not able to see Ubuntu in the boot menu. My /bootgrub/grub.conf file looks as follows: What changes do I need to make in this ...
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Booting and installation problem. Windows 8 and Ubuntu 16.04

I installed Ubuntu. But. I couldn't boot back into windows (not shown at the grub) until I put this into the terminal: sudo apt-get install lilo sudo lilo -M /dev/sda mbr It was a success. I ...
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“service {FOO} start” vs. “/etc/init.d/{FOO} start”? [closed]

I use CrashPlan on my Debian 8 desktop. I have a script where I must stop the CrashPlan service at the beginning and then start it before exiting. I was using /etc/init.d/crashplan start for the ...
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Mouse goes out Screen too far on the right side (Ubuntu,Kde)

Under Xfce I can put the mouse pointer to the right screen edge and still activate i.e. the lift of the maximized browser window. Under Kde the mouse pointer goes out farther and I have to move the ...
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Why do some Linux shell scripts use exec to run commands? [duplicate]

In a Linux bash script such as: exec /usr/lib/4.5/mono-service.exe ./AudioVideoRecorder.exe "$@" , why do I have to exec the command and not just run it without the exec part?
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Does the Ubuntu Linux 16.04 daemon function execute a double fork? [closed]

Does the Ubuntu Linux 16.04 daemon function execute a double fork? If so, why is a double fork necessary?
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unable to change i3wm scaling

I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a new laptop. When it logs in I have to change the scale for menu and title bars to 2 in the screen display menu, so the system icons and text is not super tiny. I want ...
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Difference between automount and the use of udev rules and autofs to automatically mount and dismount USBs, CDs and DVDs

Ubuntu 16 (and 14 and 12 and 10) runs fuse-gvfs and does not need any daemons to mount USB drives. What is the difference between automount and the use of udev rules and autofs to automatically mount ...
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How can I successfuly port W10 files to Ubuntu? [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu (Dual boot with W10) and I can see my W10 partition from inside Ubuntu with all my files. They seem fairly corrupt on the Linux side (Text editors, web browsers, Steam etc) ...
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Unable to start VLC - could not find Qt platform plugin

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu from 14.04 to 15.10. Yesterday I tried installing KDE plasma desktop but due to some errors I had to remove it. The system asked for a partial upgrade and I did that. Now ...
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how to find duplicate folders inside main folder [closed]

I've moved a lot of files and folders from my old nas to my new smb share. The problem is that someone made entire copies of nearly every folder on that thing. And I need the space. I'm currently ...
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Why does Ubuntu 16.04 execle of a specfic C# image halt after 90 seconds while others run 24X7?

I would like to find a Ubuntu Linux 16.04 systen command similar to strace to find out why my C++ program , ServiceController.exe , which [execle ("/usr/lib/mono/4.5/mono-service","/usr/lib/mono/4....
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Can Ubuntu 16.04 setup autofs to automount /media/autousb with read and write permissions if am user frank?

I spent 6 hours yesterday testing @Ingo Blackman's answer to the Unix and Linux Stack Exchange article, [Automounting USB sticks on Debian When I use a udev rule ACTION=="add" and RUN+="/bin/ln -...
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Printing to ubuntu client via network, using php that reside in windows 7 webserver [closed]

I plan to change my windows 7 client to ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The client has a local printer (Epson LX-310) that is used to print an invoice in web app environment built using apache with php (the web ...
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Double Click Shell Script in Ubuntu 16.04 Nautilus only gives the user option to edit the shell script file

When I follow the steps in [http://askubuntu.com/questions/138908/how-to-execute-a-script-just-by-double-clicking-like-exe-files-in-windows] I used to get a dialog box asking whether I wanted to ...
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Create a background process using execle with Ubuntu 16.04's daemon function

Here is an example of the usage of Ubuntu Linux 16.04 C/C++ daemon() function: #include <unistd.h> #include <stdio.h> int main() { daemon(1, 0); while (89) printf("Lol\n"); } ...
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Shell script which runs mono_service.exe as a background task

When I start an Ubuntu Linux 16.04 process with /usr/lib/4.5/mono_service.exe AudioRecorder.exe it returns right way. But, when I write a bash shell script with one line: exec /usr/lib/4.5/...
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Installing Ubuntu: [drm:drm_edid_block_valid [drm]] *ERROR* EDID has major version 0, instead of 1

I'm installing Ubuntu on a laptopt via a bootable USB. The installation goes smoothly until it's time to restart and boot into the system, and which point I'm stuck on a terminal screen with the error ...
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Print on debian like on Ubuntu/Mint

I have been using Ubuntu & Linux Mint for quite a while. I now switched to debian. I'm very happy with this except for printing. I just can't find any solution besides using CUPS on the web, ...
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How to automatically fetch new name server on VPN connect

I am running ubuntu xenial 16.04 We are using openvpn to connect to a virtual private cloud. That cloud has it's own DNS server (as does our local route - home or office). When I connect to the VPN ...
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Find PCI configuration

In this page, Figure 6.1 shows an example of PCI configuration, with two buses. Using Linux (Ubuntu), is it possible to get the PCI configuration of the actual motherboard? I mean: determine how many ...
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How to fix the autofs procedure used for preserving the USB mount point in between reboots and USB reconnects?

I read the answers in this excellent Unix Stack Exchange article; Automounting USB sticks on Debian and tested it earlier yesterday on an Ubuntu Linux 16.04 instance , Lenovo Thinkstation quad core ...
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How do I set up a udev rule to mount the SanDisk Cruzer USB upon insertion in order to eliminate an fstab entry?

Suppose I run sudo mount -a after setting /etc/fstab to: /dev/usbhd1 /path/to/mount/point ntfs rw,auto,nofail 0 1 Yesterday, upon asking what steps our architect and I should do next after a ...
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'python-software-properties' has no installation candidate while installing torch

I'm pretty new to Linux, I'm using Ubuntu and want to install Torch. I'm following this guide. The first line runs fine: git clone https://github.com/torch/distro.git ~/torch --recursive But fails ...
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Add a second authentication to user log in

trap '' 2 code=`oathtool --base32 --totp "xxxxxxxxxxxx"` echo -n Enter Code: read -s password echo "" if [ "$password" == "$code" ]; then echo "You are allowed in" else exit fi trap ...
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Is it possible to make the device filesystem name , /dev/sd?1 , stay constant everytime we reconnect the SanDisk USB Cruzer drive?

Is it possible to make the device filesystem name , /dev/sdi1 , shown by lsblk -f stay constant everytime we disconnect and reconnect the SanDisk USB Cruzer drive? I am running Ubuntu Linux 16.04 on ...
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an error occurred while mounting /

I have a trouble with virtual Ubuntu image launched on Oracle VM VirtualBox. After last reboot I can't manage to run it, because I'm getting on start message: EXT4-fs (sda1): Couldn't remount RDWR ...
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How to restore lvm partition without config file?

Today I did update my ubuntu server. The device structure is looks like to below 1) sda1 # new os 2) sdb1 # origin /boot partition 3) sdb2 # origin swap partition 4) sdb3 # origin ...
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Check MX on ubuntu not working

I am working on mac and using vagrant with ubuntu When I am running host -t MX gmail.com on my mac I have gmail.com mail is handled by 30 alt3.gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com. gmail.com mail is handled ...
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Suspicious traffic in nethogs on fresh install

Earlier today google said that unusual traffic was emanating from my computer and gave me a captcha. I got curious and installed nethogs. Everything appears normal except for an unknown program ...
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Subprocess returned an errorcode

I'm trying to install TinyOS in virtual box on Ubuntu and am having some issues. The error I am getting is Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/openjdk-9-jdk_9~...
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How do Linux kernel modules get enabled in a Linux distro's kernel package?

Although I know how to recompile my kernel to enable a module I want, I'm curious to know how the default Linux kernel modules are chosen in a Linux distribution's kernel package. Taking a comparison ...