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A window asking me to enter my ssh passphrase is popping up randomly. Why?

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04. For a few weeks now a small window keeps popping up randomly, grabbing my keyboard and asking me to enter the passphrase for my ssh key. The Window's title says "OpenSSH", and it ...
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How should I change root@mydomain when I send from mail() php function?

I've installed sendmail in Ubuntu as below: apt-get install sendmail Then I sent an Email to test, I received Email from root <root@mydomain>. I checked the content of /etc/aliases, but it ...
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A problem with ubuntu [closed]

I have a Dell Inspiron 1420 with Windows Vista. I wanted to install Ubuntu on it, so I burned the ISO file to a 16GB flash memory and I booted the laptop from it. I tried to install Ubuntu on the hard ...
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Change packages from country local to global

I want to reinstall all packages in Ubuntu 13.10 that were downloaded from my country local repository to change them to global repository versions. I can work on system that is completely English, so ...
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Vintage terminal for Ubuntu

So I have just been introduced to Cathode for OSX and I am completely fascinated by how classic it looks with it's 1970s retro style. Does anyone know of any programs/packages I can download to get my ...
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unable to create key file. ubuntu installation error

I am trying to generate a preseed file for automating the Ubuntu installation process. I want full disk encryption with the help of preseed having the pass-phrase included in the preseed. I wrote ...
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The difference between a binary and a source package in Ubuntu/Debian?

The information below seems misleading. I am confused with the example they give that if you lose dpkg (the program that lets you handle .deb files) you can use the other commands ar, tar, and gzip ...
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Can I create a bootable distribution backup

I'm interested in trying out a couple of distributions, but for extended periods of time (so using a LiveCD is not really an option). However, I would like to create a backup of my current ...
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Switch screens in xorg.conf without reloading X

I have an ARM device running ubuntu and the screen set up using xorg.conf as below: Section "Device" Identifier "Card0" Driver "fbdev" Option "fbdev" "/dev/graphics/fb2" ...
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Disable CPU scaling with U 1404

I know there are a lot of things about this topic but I couldn't find anything not older than 4 years. As the stuff develops so fast I hope it is fine to ask again a few years later. What is ...
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What Causes Maintenance Shell Segmentation Fault?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr in a Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machine on Windows Server 2012 R2. I've stopped the VM, replaced an EXT4-formatted virtual disk volume (/dev/sdb) with a new ...
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Bluetooth Device not working debian wheezy

i just installed debian wheezy on msi cx640dx. my bluetooth device not working. here is some information. Kernel version: $uname -r 3.2.0-4-amd64 when i use hcitool dev it don't show any device. ...
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Make a deb package that installs data under /var/www/data

I recently set up a PPA on Launchpad for distributing my web application. Since it's a server-app, I need to put my data into /var/www/html which apparently is not wanted by Lintian ...
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Adding a label to start-stop-daemon service in process list

I have a bunch of redis service instances, and I would like to add a label to them in the output of the ps command. Currently I see: $ ps aux | grep redis root <snipped> ...
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Trying to SSH to local VM Ubuntu with putty

I have found similar questions in my searches here, but most of the answers are way above me at the moment, so here goes. I have set up a VM of Ubuntu server, have installed OpenSSH, and am now ...
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Ubuntu Trusty Preseed Error

I have a preseed file that installs Trusty but the install is giving me this error: Jul 22 17:52:42 in-target: Setting up sysv-rc (2.88dsf-41+deb7u1) ... Jul 22 17:52:42 in-target: info: Reordering ...
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Why doesn't my supervisor daemon start on reboot?

I have added a crontab entry via crontab -e for the current user: @reboot supervisord -c /etc/supervisord.conf Yet after the reboot, supervisord demon is not running. I need to run the command ...
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Are there distros with ptrace_scope set to zero by default?

I wanted to use ptrace on a recent version of Ubuntu to inspect the memory of any other process running under the same OS user. However, I quickly stumbled upon Operation not permitted After a ...
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Command set in /etc/rc.local on Ubuntu 13.04 is ignored

I am trying to set my Ubuntu 13.04 machine in a way that, upon reboot, an instruction is executed and a program is launched with specific parameters, REGARDLESS of whether a user is logged on to the ...
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sed regex issue

I'm trying to replace a string in a file: $RELEASE = '1234'; The whitespace between RELEASE and the = symbol could be either spaces OR tabs. The quotes around the version number could be either ...
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Naming PPP interfaces

I have two PPP peers, dsl-line1 and dsl-line2 which are configured with pppd on Ubuntu (Server) Linux. They are brought up by the /etc/network/interfaces file with the auto thingy however each PPP ...
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What to do when you removed execute permission from some system binaries or libraries?

It seems I removed executability from system binaries, resulting in loads of Permission denied. Do I have to force reboot into host's rescue mode or is there something else I can do while I'm still ...
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Can't install Ubuntu because pc keeps shutting down

I can't install Ubuntu because during the "copying files" my PC powers off. I've downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 with WUBI on my Windows 8.1 32-bit PC. I made a new partition with 15.9GB, (I don't know if I ...
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No eth0 after HD transplant

After moving the hard drive of a makeshift server to another compatible hardware (64-bit, same processor "generation", laptop->desktop) configuration, networking fails to initiate. Specifically: ...
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Install wifi modem buffalo airstation g54

I borrowed a wifi modem from a friend - buffalo airstation g54 . I don't know anything about the installation, I just would like to use the wifi. I don't have an installation cd. I have found some ...
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windows 7 reinstallation killed grub

I have been running dual boot windows7/ubuntu. Recently I reinstalled windows 7, and I no longer have the option to boot to ubuntu. I would like to be able to get my dual boot working again or at ...
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Problem Windows 8.1 Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a computer that has Windows 8.1 preinstalled, following the next link http://itsfoss.com/install-ubuntu-1404-dual-boot-mode-windows-8-81-uefi/ Now I can not dual boot. ...
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How to provision software across multiple laptops [duplicate]

I've got a bunch of laptops for my classroom and I'm using Ubuntu. I want to be able to add/update/remove software across them as easily as possible and I'm not sure how to go about it. I was ...
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Ubuntu Firewall Configuration Just for Browsing and E-Mailing [duplicate]

Is it possible to configure UFW just for browsing using firefox, e-mailing using thunderbird and updating the system? How should I proceed? I would like to use the UFW directly without any GUI.
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nmcli freedesktop DBus warnings and errors

As soon as I do nmcli con up id <ESSID>, I experience some warnings/errors: ** (process:4841): WARNING **: async_got_type: could not read properties for ...
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Gnome programs (eog/gnome-terminal) have a slow start and produce a DBus.Error.NoReply Warning

For some time eog and gnome-terminal are starting very slow on my (X)Ubuntu 13.10. I think other gnome tools are affected, too, but I don't use any else. Now I get a ...
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Windows and Ubuntu dual boot

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a partition. Now I have Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 for dual boot. I followed this tutorial to install Ubuntu. Now when I switch on the computer I have the following ...
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Why can I access to my C: or D: drives from Ubuntu?

Why can I access to my C: or D: drives from Ubuntu when I install Ubuntu 14.04. Why does this happen?
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Install Ubuntu partitions

I am a completely newbie. I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop on which windows 8.1 is installed. I have read in some sites that I have to use Gparted or similar tools, but there are also sites ...
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Does pgrep output ever include the parameters supplied to the process?

The snippet below (from an existing script) is used to check the xvfb processes and whether they are listening on a specific port: my_list=`pgrep -u $CurrentUserID -fl Xvfb | grep :${XVFBPORT}` ...
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Openbox pipe-menu script error

This is the weirdest thing. The script works when run from the shell with no problems. When I run it as an Openbox pipe-menu I get the error "Invalid output from pipe-menu". After playing around with ...
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Writing a Script to Kill a Process for a User? [closed]

List the running processes for that user. Confirm with the system administrator before killing the processes. Kill the processes after confirmation.
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When selecting from the Menu not able to Perform task?

Is there a way to automatically create users, delete users, create groups and delete groups once I selected a task? Also Why im not able to perform any of those task once I select the task I want to ...
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vnstat not updating

I installed vnstat on my Ubuntu 14.04 server to track my internet usage (I have a limited monthly transfer). The database never updates, however. I've tried uninstalling/reinstalling, but that doesn't ...
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Remove All NVIDIA Files

Background: I bought an NVIDIA graphics card and tried to install its driver. Somewhere along the way I messed up and now I'm running my computer on Cinnamon backup mode (I have Ubuntu but I removed ...
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How do I compile source into the kernel?

I want to add and compile my custom application code into my kernel. How should I add my .c and .o files into my kernel 'bin' directory and compile them? I made a hello.c and hello.o file and I want ...
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ajaxterm using proportional font

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Apache 2.4.7, Python 2.7.6 and Ajaxterm 0.10-12ubuntu1. Ajaxterm is proxied via Apache. Here's the apache.conf excerpt: # Suppresses the Via header ProxyVia Off # Do not ...
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Cross compile a raspberry pi kernel

I've been trying for the past few hours to cross compile a rpi kernel on my Arch Linux distro and then my Ubuntu distro when that failed, I received similar errors for both attempts. I'm currently ...
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Unable to install handbrake on Ubuntu 13.10 via PPA

I'm trying to install handbrake on my system Ubuntu 13.10 via PPA but not able to do so. I followed this website. I ran the below commands: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases ...
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Unable to synchronize the clocks on a dual boot system

A have a dual boot system: Ubuntu and Arch. Ubuntu was installed first. A while after installing Arch, I've set up its clock because it was 8 behind my current time zone (my time zone is gmt +8). I ...
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Traffic segmentation for a particular subnet

Two questions is it possible to segment traffic for a particular subnet to use an interface and at the same time receive traffic from a different subnet via the same interface? This is the scenario. ...
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Multiple Windows 7 installations from Grub

I have the following disk configuration: Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders, total 1465149168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes ...
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locate java source code in jdk7

I have installed Jdk7 in Ubuntu 14.04 and it is successfully configured and I can use java libraries in code. The problem is that I am trying to locate java source code, but not able to find the jar ...
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no internet connection (wireless or wired) on ubuntu 12.04

I have win7 and ubuntu 12.04 on dell inspiron 1545 with Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN MiniCard. wireless works fine on windows, but I cannot connect with ubuntu. when I tried connect with a cable - it said ...
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Bridge-utils installed on ubuntu 13.04 but unable to start the service

I upgraded my laptop Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.04. Before upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04, I installed qemu-kvm, bridge-utils, libvirt-bin & ubuntu-vm-builder. There its worked properly, After upgraded to ...