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How do I use colors in the MOTD?

I edited the default /etc/update-motd.d/00-header, adding some color to make it easier to read: printf "Welcome to \e[1;34m%s\e[0m \e[2m(%s %s %s)\e[0m\n" "$DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION" "$(uname -o)" ...
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XFCE session fails to load when launched via LightDM

I have set up LightDM as the desktop manager on an ARM Ubuntu install (running with a chroot on an Android device) and this loads and works fine, however when I try to launch a Xfce session as a ...
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USB HDD Enclosure works with Ubuntu, but not Raspbian

SOLVED: Even though the enclosure came with its own power supply, it required a powered USB hub, probably for some internal components that don't draw power from the main supply. I have this dual HDD ...
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Can't install inkscape on Ubuntu? [closed]

I tried to install inkscape in my Ubuntu 14, but it doesn't exist. And when I install my ubuntu says that is already install, but when I put in the terminal $ inkscape it says that is necessary to ...
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How To Convert .run Installer to .deb Installer?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I have many 3rd party system libraries which I use for projects, but managing library installation is difficult. Some libraries are .deb files, some are built from source ...
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Issues configuring sarg. which of sarg.conf or sarg-report.conf got executed at the end of the day

But it doesn't run at all on every hours. It runs rather on every 6 AM in the morning for me to notice that sarg seems have installed the following in /etc/cron.d/{daily,weekly,monthly} folders. I ...
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xorg memory leak

I've read this question but it doesn't seem to be the same issue, as the memory leak there is an order of magnitude smaller than mine and seems to be caused by Nvidia drivers.. Here's my top output at ...
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Is it possible to obtain OS X versions of Unix tools on modern Linux distributions (like Ubuntu or RedHat)?

I have observed that there are often subtle and often annoying differences between the default versions of certain command line tools like paste and sed on modern distributions of Linux versus OSX. ...
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Smooth scrolling - where does it come from?

So, I've been dealing with Ubuntu and other Debian-based distros for a while and kinda like Crunchbang. But I've been also noticing that Ubuntu (as well as LMDE) comes with that fancy/nice/eyecandy ...
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Multiple X sessions with VNC

I have two separate X Sessions. One is unity Ubuntu Desktop The Second one is XBMC. I use the built-in remote desktop sharing vino of ubuntu for VNC. When the Ubuntu Desktop is up on the server ...
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The Case of the Conflicting Bootloaders

A server with a 2-disk RAID array (mirrored) is serviced by a 4-port 3Ware controller. Recently it became inaccessible after a restart. At the console it asked for the runlevel. Indeed, the /etc ...
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Unable to mount XFS volume after reboot - unknown filesystem type 'xfs'

I have an aws ec2 instance that's been running Ubuntu 12.04 for a good long while. It has attached to it an EBS volume formatted with xfs. Today after a reboot, I'm unable to mount this volume. ...
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kernel source code for beaglebone black

I want to build an Ubuntu kernel from scratch for beaglebone black. I have been searching for where I can download the kernel source code for more than two days but haven't found anything. So, ...
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Replacement of using terminal

Is there a way I can use Putty and connect it to my machine in replacement of terminal on my laptop? I am currently using ubuntu but I like some of the features that putty has over using the terminal. ...
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Iptables not forwarding. Input instead

I have set up iptables on my ubuntu headless server: iptables -S -P INPUT ACCEPT -P FORWARD DROP -P OUTPUT ACCEPT -A INPUT -s 10.1.3.90/32 -i eth0 -j LOG --log-prefix "INPUT: " -A INPUT -i eth1 -j ...
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CRT monitor refresh rate

I have Ubuntu14.04 64bit installed on computer with a CRT monitor. In Windows I could set the monitor's refresh rate to 85Hz. But Ubuntu's xrandr reports that maximum is 60Hz for 1024x756. Is there a ...
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Ubuntu eth0 not detected

After installing a new version of this distro, eth0 is not detected automatically. command inxi -SNxz result: Network: Card-1: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57786 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe bus-ID: 01:00.0 ...
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Invalid version string 'GNU/Linux'" when creating bootable USB stick

When I tried to create a bootable USB stick using Startup Disk Creator, appear this massege below. Invalid version string 'GNU/Linux'" How can I create a bootable USB stick on Ubuntu 14.04?
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Autologin question with LightDM & Ubuntu 14.04

I have set up a batch of workstations at a library using DRBL. These workstations are running Ubuntu 14.04. I want these workstations to autologin to a specific user (a different one for each ...
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Why does Ubuntu use Debian “unstable”? How does it manage to be stable then?

Shouldn't Ubuntu use Debian "stable" for stability? How does it manage to stay stable by using Debian "unstable" ?
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How can I make CentOS 6 treating WiFi flexibly like Ubuntu 12.04?

In my office, I have AT&T Uverse. The router is a 2wire 3600HGV. The WiFI is provided by a Cisco Linksys E1000 that is plugged in the 2wire device. With my notebook running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ...
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Installing windows after ubuntu 13

I have installed Ubuntu 13 and now I need to install Windows 8 (dual boot). But when I try to install Windows it says "cannot install on GPT table". This view is shown on 'disk' on Ubuntu. I need to ...
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start-stop-daemon not working as expected, no pid file was written

I'm trying to control a python based program (which doesn't detach itself from console) #!/bin/bash user=nobody pid=/var/run/xx.pid name=xx prog=/xx.py case $1 in start) ...
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Set up svn for an existing project

I have an existing project “abc” with the path /home/abc. I want to set up a subversion repository in Ubuntu for this project. I have already installed subversion with the help the article “Setting Up ...
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Allocation of Swap in 64 bit UBUNTU 13.04

I have 256GB ssd drive, 32GB DDR RAM, and 1TB HDD. What is the maximum limit of Swap memory that can be set in SSD?
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Generation of UUID1 is too slow

I upgraded my Ubuntu box from 13.04 to 14.04 LTS few days ago. Now I'm using libuuid-2.20.1. Anyway, after the upgrading, my UUID1 became very slow. $ time uuidgen -t ...
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Failure to startx on Ubuntu 14.04 after security update - missing libXfont.so.1

I had Ubuntu 14.04 running perfectly on my system and then it underwent a recommended security update. I let it update while I was at work and when I returned I found a black screen stating, "No init ...
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ssh ubuntu to android : No route to host

I am trying to log into my android phone (running sshdroid), using my laptop (ubuntu 12.04). I am on a university sub-network (on wifi), and so is my phone. I tried the following command: ssh ...
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“Enabling additional executable binary formats” fails

On ubuntu 14.04, after doing do-release-upgrade -d several systems failed like dbus, network-manager, sound card etc.. I am logged into terminal instead of X. Looking at the /var/log/boot.log I ...
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Is it possible to run a 10.04 or 12.04 or earlier LTS containerized under LXC or Docker on Trusty?

Is it possible to have a vanilla installation of Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty) and run inside it containerized older Ubuntu versions that originally came with older kernels? For example for 12.04 I'd assume ...
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Ubuntu home folder issue

I am quite a newbie to Ubuntu and Linux world. I dual booted windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. I followed a tutorial and mounted a 38GB partition at /home. Now that my /home folder is almost full (2MB ...
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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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Prevent USB storage from using different device on reset

I have a hard drive in a USB enclosure that I am doing some data recovery on. The drive is in extremely bad shape and frequently resets on reads. The device registers as /dev/sdb. Sometimes, probably ...
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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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Use FindBugs in Eclipse from terminal on Ubuntu

Is there any way I could use Findbugs from terminal to get all the bugs in my Java code and print it out to a text file? I want to write a script that goes through 100 java files ( this is already ...
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Why beep does not work in Ubuntu?

I've tried the below shell, but nothing happened. #! /bin/sh beep -f 500 -l 700 beep -f 480 -l 400 beep -f 470 -l 250 beep -f 530 -l 300 -D 100 beep -f 500 -l 300 -D 100 beep -f 500 -l 300 ...
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upstart writing to syslog in a simple way

I have an upstart script that uses pre-start script exec >/dev/kmsg 2>&1 echo starting program # run my program here npm install node app.js end script to redirect output of a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 mouse pointer does not move

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, after updating the Unity doesn't load. The sidebar and topbar disappear. On the main screen, there are only the background and the pointer. I've solved this problem by entering ...
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Problem in writing message from one terminal to another terminal

I have a user of name x in tty1 and y in tty2. x wants to write some message to y and vice-versa. When I typed write y tty2 in the tty1 terminal, it said: write:you have write permission turned off ...
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Linux makes my audio speaker make a “poping sound” back to Windows in dualboot

I have a very strange problem that other people with the same hardware than me already had, but I didn't see any solutions on the internet. That's why I'm posting here, I'm a bit desperate and if I ...
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How to upgrade OpenSSL to 1.0.1h

I'm currently running Ubuntu 13.10 and my OpenSSL version is 1.0.1e. As per latest security warning, I'd like to upgrade it to 1.0.1h. I've tried apt-get upgrade openssl (don't want to upgrade ...
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How to configure Alias in Apache 2.4?

I need to config a Alias in Apache 2.4 and work how phpmyadmin works in my Ubuntu AWS server. I created a site-enable file and add the following lines for it Alias /admin1/ "/var/www/html/admin" ...
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Ignore DNS from DHCP server in Ubuntu

I set static DNS in /etc/resolvconf/resolv.conf.d/base file: nameserver 8.8.8.8 nameserver 8.8.4.4 But my PC still obtains DNS from DHCP, this is my /etc/resolv.conf: nameserver 192.168.100.2 ...
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SOLVED: KVM Can't Read Keymap File on Ubuntu 14.04

When I try to create a KVM domain with virt-install on Ubuntu 14.04, I get the following message: ERROR internal error: process exited while connecting to monitor: Could not read keymap file: ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu: Shall I back-up dot files from my home directory?

I'm removing my Ubuntu 13.04 as I'm reinstalling latest version. So, I have taken back up of my home partition using tar. The back-up includes hidden files (dot files) like below: $ tar -tvf ...
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DHCP Problems Virtualbox

I have some minor issues with Ubuntu server on a virtual machine and even though I have some assumptions as to what actually happens, I'd like to ask all of you about your opinion. Here's the deal: I ...
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CPU frequency goes back after scaling down by indicator-cpufreq, suspension and waking up

I scale down the CPU frequency by indicator-cpufreq on Ubuntu 12.04. After I suspend Ubuntu and wake it up, the CPU goes back to"on demand" (the default). I wonder if there is a way to keep the CPU ...
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kill pid is not working? [duplicate]

This is pretty weird now. I am trying to kill a process by using its pid but it is not working at all. root@machineA:/home/david# ps aux | grep modelling david 5075 0.0 0.0 1285420 29404 ? ...
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Failed packages list

I am planning to write a script to get the list of upgrades available on Ubuntu server and upgrade them. I can get the list of upgrades with "apt-get -s upgrade". But how to get a report on list of ...
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Linux - Only first virtual interface can ping external gateway

I created 3 virtual interfaces with different MAC addresses all linked to the same physical interface. I see that they can successfully arp for the gateway (gw) and they can ping (the request is ...