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Executing programs without having to specify a directory?

Why is it that I have to type /etc/init.d/apache2 (args) in order to run apache?? Isn't there a way to just apache2 args ??
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can packages marked Debian/Ubuntu be installed in Linux Mint as well?

I have been using Ubuntu 12.10 for some time now, and I kinda hate it. 12.04 was a lot better. While i can still revert to 12.04, I am thinking about trying out Linux Mint based on 12.10 (the Nadia ...
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“who am i” after “su” not showing new user id?

Why is it that when I switch user 'su username' and then execute 'who am i' is outputs the previous user which I was logged as and not the one I've switched to?
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How to feed linux new install drivers?

I'm trying to install a Linux distribution on my new setup, but after the first tries I failed without knowing why. My configuration: Desktop PC HP Processor: Intel Core i3 2120 @3.30GHz ...
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How to use sudo in Fedora?

I use to be a fans of Ubuntu, when I want to execute a command as root user, I do this sudo blah_blah_blah. But in Fedora 16, it doesn't seem recognize this command. Any clue on this?
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Automatically build a manually installed kernel module upon installing a kernel update on Ubuntu

I am experimenting with flashcache on my Ubuntu and it looks interesting enough to do a long term test with it. I downloaded the sources, compiled them and installed the resulting kernel module. So ...
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nme for linux target setup fails on debian

I'm trying to run haxelib run nme setup linux To set up NME for the Linux target on my Debian box. Actually Linux MINT Debian Edition, but that shouldn't matter. However, I get the following ...
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Is there a way to report incorrect login attempts in Ubuntu 12.10?

I am concerned with some people trying to access my laptop while I am away in my work place. Therefore I was wondering if is there a way to set up kind of automatically monitor and report wrong ...
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Triggering an action when a specific volume is connected

I have a USB key that contains my keepass2 password database and I'd like to perform some actions when it is plugged into my computer, namely: Auto-mount it to some specific location When the ...
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Lost ls directory highlighting after a crash

Normally commands such as ls and grep offer nice syntax highlighting for me. But my system crashed (running an ubuntu VM) and after I restarted, I no longer have this highlighting, it's all a dreary ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 always hanging

I am new in Ubuntu 12.10. In installation process, I choose "ext4 extended..." when then appears "something else" and another option. Is that wrong? After installation, my computer is going to very ...
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Watchdog script to keep an application running

I currently use an application called MxEasy on my linux servers to display video from a couple of IP cameras. The software is rather buggy and crashes occasionally. I've wrote a script that checks to ...
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Apache configuration wont update

I have just installed this server with Ubuntu server 12.10 and then installed Apache2, however now when I run service apache2 reload or service apache2 restart it claims to have suceeded in updating ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 liveusb/cd - Mount in Read Write Mode?

How do you mount a drive (internal or external) in READ/WRITE mode using the Ubuntu 12.04 Live CD / USB? I can boot the computer with the LiveUSB but Ubuntu is only mounting the drives as read only ...
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How to enable vim addon packages?

I have installed vim-nox as well as vim-latexsuite and vim-outliner on Ubuntu 12.10. There's nothing wrong with Vim but neither of the add-on packages does anything. What do I have to do to in order ...
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Change default DNS on openvpn connect

I am using Network Manager on Ubuntu 12.10 to connect to an openvpn server. The connection works without problems. However, when I connect, I would like to change my default DNS server to a server ...
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File Privileges

There is one user Lets call him B and he needs access Just to Read the File MEANS READ ACCESS and that file is own by another user A . How can I grant access to user A's file to User B.
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How can my server detect IP changes in order to notify my dynamic-DNS provider?

Just set up ubuntu server, which has a dynamic ip. I am looking for a way to keep my dns server updated. Im using entrydns to do this and they provide the following command to update the server. curl ...
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tab-expansion and “./” bash shell [closed]

Maybe someone here would be able to help me out. Have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (kubuntu) on two machines. The .bashrc and .bash_profile files are identical as the file structures on each machine is ...
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How to make Wi-Fi work on Dell Inspiron 14R laptop running Ubuntu 12.10?

I have seen that on most Dell laptops running Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10, the Wi-Fi doesn't work. It appears the reason for this is the fact that Dell laptops have Broadcom wireless cards. How to make it ...
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Packages needed to get sound working

I just installed Ubuntu Server 12.10. I am using openbox and startx for my gui session. I decided not to post in the Ubuntu forum because I felt this issue might be relevant to other distros as well, ...
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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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“[sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through” Need to hide this message!

When you plug an external drive into my Ubuntu server this message pops up "[sdc] Assuming drive cache: write through"... I would really like it so it stops sending it to the screen. Any ideas on how ...
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GNU Radio prerequisite libraries on armhf

After several attempts, I have managed to compile GNURadio on the Raspberry Pi. However, I am just not able to meet the prerequisites for the gnuradio build script on the Pandaboard (Linaro 12.04) or ...
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Unable to ssh out from my laptop

I'm unable to ssh from a particular machine, either from my Ubuntu 12.04 install or my Windows Vista install (using putty). I'm trying to ssh into a remote machine where I have an account, but I keep ...
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Linux, disable /dev/fd0 (floppy)

Is it possible to make Linux kernel completely ignore the floppy disk controller? I do not have the drive but obviously my motherboard does contain the controller. I would like to disable the /dev/fd0 ...
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Vim R plugin installation problem on Ubuntu in Android phone

There was another thread on vim-R-plugin but since it was bit old, I started this new thread. Also my situation is kind of different, since I am trying this on a mobile device, Samsung vibrate. I ...
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changing the partition of a linux

I have a ubuntu system as a virtual system on Virtual Box. It uses VHD as its hard disk. I manged to change the size of VHD using VHD resizer, now I want to expand the partition on vhd so it uses the ...
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Upstart: How to respond to startup of a service, thats not part of Upstart?

I'm running Ubuntu server and playing around with Upstart. I have installed PostgreSQL database server which doesn't use Upstart system, however im also writting an Upstart script that starts another ...
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Xen / Grub2 - Domain 0 allocation causes boot panic

Current setup / versions : Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 Linux 3.2.0-32 Xen 4.1-amd64 Grub2 After following the documentation to set up xen-hypervisor-amd64 and configuring grub2, when I reboot I get the ...
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How to limit ssh access for localhost only?

I need to forbid ssh access (except localhost) for specified user. So. ssh localhost should work. ssh hostname from outside should not work for that user. All other users should work as usual.
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RAID5 recovery trying with “mdadm --create … missing”

First how I got in this situation: I had an RAID5 array with disks each 2TB (external USB-disks), I then wanted to create a larger encrypted array. Therefore I got 2 additional disks (also 2 TB each) ...
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Do I need a new zone for each domain I have on my server?

I currently have a working BIND nameserver Running on my dedicated ubuntu server box. I have one zone set up.. example.com with its own nameservers. If I want to add a new domain to point to the ...
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stopping ubuntu to offer update

I installed an ubuntu 10.4 and I don't want to update to version 12.xx, but the system offering me to update everysome times. Is there any way that I can stop Ubuntu to offer me the update?
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Execution time of pi calculation in shell scripts

I have to run a couple of command lines on a shell script on Ubuntu, one of those is a pi calculation. It works fine when i run it on terminal via the following cmd line: time echo ...
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Trying to run Virtualbox under NX session: getting permission denied

I am running Nomachine NX server on my Ubuntu 12.04, and I'm connecting from a Windows 7 machine using NX client. When I try to start VirtualBox, I get a permission denied error. The same user that ...
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How do I find the process generating a lot of network traffic?

My machine is generating a lot of network traffic, all from the same source port, with many different destinations (found this out by running iftop -P, and from my router's logs). How do I find the ...
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/dev/md127 refuses to stop. No open files

So I'm trying to stop /dev/md127 on my Ubuntu 12.10 box. It was set up as RAID1, but I'm trying to move everything (well, rename) to md0. I read that renaming isn't possible, so I'm trying to remove ...
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Ask root for password when using su command

I'm trying to edit /etc/sudoers via visudo, but I don't know how to change the root rights. I want root to be prompted for the user1's password, when he tries to use su user1.
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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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Ubuntu Server goes to standby mode

I am using Ubuntu Server 12.04 in a virtual machine (VMware Workstation) and it seems like the system goes to standby, at least the first request on a webserver installed on it takes quite long and ...
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How to boot EFI kernel using QEMU (kvm)?

Hey guys I'm trying to emulate a EFI enviroment using QEMU (kmv), virtualbox takes 15 minutes to boot in EFI mode using archboot. Using legacy BIOS mode I can boot using this command: ...
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nsswitch.conf versus host.conf

Suppose that /etc/nsswitch.conf file contains hosts: files dns and /etc/host.conf file has order bind,hosts then in which order the system would use /etc/hosts and DNS look-up to resolve a host ...
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How do I “merge” two text files?

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10 and at one point, it encountered an Apache config file conflict in apache2.conf. I didn't give me a merge option at that point, so I just rejected the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 c++ development system install

I am trying to install the Intel Parallel Studio 2013 on Ubuntu 12.04. During installation I received a failure notice that the command g++ was missing. I asked Intel and they indicated that the C++ ...
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Performing accurate snapshot and incremental backups to a remote server

I have a few Ubuntu (and potentially RHEL) servers I'd like to back up to a central backup server (via rsh/SSH). I'd like to do both snapshot and incremental backups. The goal is that if one of the ...
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Ubuntu Could not purge package

I've tried to install oracle-java7-installer package from custom repository onto Ubuntu 12. It was failed during executing some post-installation script. So. I want just to rollback it and proceed ...
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/ is out of blocks, can't find out why [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I diagnose and repair missing drive space? root@database:/# treesize -x 2>/dev/null 1.1 GB . 757.1 MB ./usr 232.0 MB ./lib 97.2 MB ./var 29.0 MB ./boot 6.3 MB ...
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Portforwarding on LAN

I have a server with Zentyal 3.0 (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS). I have 2 lancard (eth0 - internet, eth1 - LAN), a DNS (sz**.myftp.org). The portforward works, but when I aks a request for DNS address or outer ...
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Using Atlas from scipy

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. I need to work with python and scipy, I installed them and when I run the test: python -c "import scipy; scipy.test()" I get the message: ImportError: ...