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Setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH

I am trying to run a program in a server with Linux Ubuntu 3.16.0-31-generic and it gives me the following error: error while loading shared libraries: libmpich.so.3: cannot open shared object ...
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Sound Problem in ubuntu startup

When Ubuntu boots first time, no sound comes out of speakers. But when I insert any headphone the sound is OK. also when I insert headphone first time and eject it from laptop then sound comes fine ...
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Access Macintosh HD from Ubuntu - Permission denied

I've followed this instructions and now I'm able to access my Machintosh HD from Ubuntu, the problem is that I can't access the folder I need (example Desktop), it say that I haven't enough ...
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ignore failing, non-OS drives?

Context: Remotely located machine with desktop ubuntu 12.04, 2 data drives, 1 OS drive, all specified in /etc/fstab. Issue: During boot one SATA data drive does not respond, and machine will not boot,...
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LinuxMint “File System” shows no space when many GB exist

I have a VM running LinuxMint 17.1. I just resized the virtual disk, then used a live CD to resize the system partitions. I now have 18GB+ free. However, when I look in Files, "File System" shows as ...
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Linux Desktop Keeps freezing

I have a Ubuntu 10.04 , I have recently been playing Minecraft by using the,"Minecraft.jar" After about 6-10 Minutes, My desktop suddenly freezes. Sometimes, I just spam Ctrl+ALT+* Sometimes it works ...
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Restrict user to do SFTP on the www folder owned by www-data group

I would like to create a new user with read/write privileges ONLY in the /var/www/ directory including all sub-directories. The /var/www/ is owned by a group called www-data. Best way to do it I ...
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Can't use Python3 Package Installer

I successfully installed Python3's Pip and SetupTool packages by: sudo apt-get install python3-pip but when I try to download/install any package for Python3 by: pip install <package-name> ...
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Issue on updating Linux Ubuntu

As LU is strongly suggesting me, I want to update my packages but a problem (which I hadn't encountered before) interrupts upgrading process. Some specific packages fail to be downloaded. They are: ...
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Function Keys no longer available for Switching Workspaces

For about 15 years I have assigned a workspace to each function key (F1-F10) in whichever Linux/X environment I'm using. Yesterday I ran a normal software update on my work Ubuntu box and now, ...
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How to start 2FA-using OpenVPN with systemd?

I have openvpn config that users 2 factor authentication. If I start it manually, by running: /usr/sbin/openvpn --writepid /run/whatever --cd /etc/openvpn/ --config /etc/openvpn/work.conf it asks ...
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How to recover data after memory module errors [duplicate]

My linux PC has suffered the occasional application crash, desktop crash, and kernal panic over the last few months. I also started noticing error dialogs on login, and some parts of the desktop do ...
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Compiling ksymoops tool on Ubuntu 12.04

I need to build ksymoops tool as standalone for kernel panic analyse. ksymoops source code can be downloaded from this link When I compile it on Ubuntu 12.04 it shows error: /usr/lib/gcc/i686-...
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RDP enters command prompt automatically

Why is this? I did remote desktop connection from mac to ubuntu server. I get a command prompt automatically for some reason.
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Pasting with vim squeezes content in between previous content and margin

I'm learning my way around the vim and got around to copy-paste. Or yank-paste. Now when I try to paste a yanked piece of text, it pushes previous content to the right and squeezes in on the left. I ...
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Disable PAM login but keeping landscape-sysinfo y motd

Running Ubuntu Server, I have no need for PAM login, and thus disabled this service in the sshd_config file. However, oddly, there is some login info that is only displayed if you enable PAM logins (...
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DNS Issue in ubuntu 14.04

I am facing DNS resolving issue sometimes in my Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS trusty. I have configured my system with network manager to work with static IP assignment. I have also tried by changing DNS server ...
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Will booting ubuntu in recovery mode use default keyboard layout?

I have a chromebook with Ubuntu 15.04 and I need to customize some of my keyboard keys in xkb. Unfortunately while doing so I managed to disable my keyboard and needed to boot from live USB to revert ...
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Installing a light vim colorscheme on gnome-terminal

I'd like to install a light color scheme for my vim, but it never seems to work (I tried several now). What I'm trying to obtain is something like you can see in this screenshot of mayansmoke: ...
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Hyphen/Dash “-” Symbol's use in Linux bash /dir + GRUB booting for newbs

I am attempting to complete this GitHub tutorial on creating a custom GRUB loader for a stubborn Asus Win8.1 laptop on which I am hoping to install Ubuntu: https://github.com/lopaka/instructions/blob/...
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lsd-slam installation failed during rosmake

I am trying to install the lsd-slam library without success. When typing during the last step of the installation: rosmake lsd_slam I got this output: [ rosmake ] rosmake starting... ...
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Using `minicom` not able to access the root file system

I am trying to use minicom for my serial cable communication to the target but I am not able to access the / of my remote device.I tried setting up ttyXX for minicom using sudo minicom -s but still I ...
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How to add shortcut to Cinnamon taskbar

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with Cinnamon desktop. After trying to create a shortcut for a PDF file to Cinnamon's Taskbar, I found maybe I should have searched for a folder containing the Taskbar's ...
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Custom ubuntu install to enable wifi on inspiron-1501 w/o wired ethernet

I am helping a small non-profit install ubuntu on some (40) donated inspiron's. To get wifi running I need to install some additional packages: b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer. I would ...
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What is the difference between home$ and ~$?

I'm learning Linux, and I'm a little confused right now. In the below screenshot, I was not able to understand the third shortcut of Table 2-1. It says that cd ~user_name will change the working ...
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how can I build older version of gcc?

I am on Ubuntu 14.04.2 32 bit platform and I have gcc 4.8.4 installed. I want to build old version of gcc (2.95.3) to compile older version of linux kernel. I tried to follow this gcc-2.95.3 and this ...
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How to mount VMware-tools cdrom inside a VM

I know this should be easy, but I'm having a hell of a time figuring out where the vmware tools cdrom is (for instance it's not /dev/cdrom) and so I can't figure out how to mount it. I'm on Kali Linux,...
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Pulseaudio with external sound adapter: work around broken sound

I'm using an external USB sound adapter on a laptop that has an internal sound card. There are some issues: The applications by default continue to use internal sound card. I can work around this ...
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Can't boot Windows XP from Grub2 in Ubuntu 14.04.2

I can't boot my Windows XP OS on a dual boot with Windows XP and Ubuntu 14.04.2. I already tried the command update-grub without improving. I can see the menu entry in Grub but when I choose Windows ...
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How to stop minute cron job?

I have a program written in python; my program scrapes a value from some financial website every minute and pushes that value into my DB. My program takes like 1 or maximum 1.5 seconds to do this job....
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Ubuntu runned on my usb stick meets often segmentation faults

I've installed ubuntu on my usb stick Sandisk Extreme http://www.sandisk.com/products/usb/drives/extreme/ , which is hardcorely efficient. But I met a trouble. In the random moments of the time ...
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'Docker' File System - Compatibility with Symbolic Links

The question is marked in bold if you wish to skip the explanation of our situation. I work as a developer for a server network. We deploy multiple instances of our servers. we have 5 types of server ...
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Run commands “without” terminal [closed]

Months ago I saw a guy running commands from a small, text-box-like window, showing nothing else other than the text-box for you to write the command. Such text-box would popup by pressing some ...
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Peculiar issue with ping

I'm using ping from package iputils-ping (3:20121221-4ubuntu1.1) on Ubuntu 14.04. When pinging a host host2.lan with IP 192.168.1.20 that is down initially but comes up during the run of ping, I see ...
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Permission denied (failed to create pid) when starting SphinxSearch [closed]

When I try to start the SphinxSearch service like this /etc/init.d/sphinxsearch start or this sudo /etc/init.d/sphinxsearch start I get the following error Starting sphinxsearch: Sphinx 2....
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updates cant be installed because of too little diskspace on /boot

I'm new to ubuntu and am running 14.04 on a lenovo notebook. I can't install updates because there is not enough diskspace on /boot. When I try "sudo apt-get clean" in the terminal, nothing happens. ...
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Trouble viewing iPod in Rhythmbox

Once in a blue moon, my ipod (160 GB) will show up in rhythmbox on my ubuntu 12.04 laptop when I plug it it, but most of the time nothing happens. It shows up when I do fdisk -l, but when I try to ...
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“Cannot open shared object file” Error even though ldconfig is showning entry

I'm trying to run a older SIMetrix Version on Ubuntu 15.04 64bit (if there is a newer version of SIMetrix around tell me!). When I do it I get following error: user@user-Ubuntu-Laptop:/opt/...
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Where does Debian (Ubuntu) store key mappings?

I've just replaced my Debian installation with Ubuntu today. In my old setup, I configured the Caps Lock to work as another ctrl, but I can't remember how exactly I did it before. However it got ...
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Creating Containers in OpenVZ

After using the instructions I found on http://www.unixmen.com/install-and-configure-openvz-in-ubuntu/ I installed OpenVZ on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, which is running in WMware Workstation 10.0.3. Then I ...
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Elementary Os. Nvidia and apt-get stopped working after updating windows 8.1 (Dual boot)

My computer have dual boot (Windows 8.1 and Elementary OS Freya - Ubuntu 14.04). Today, After installing updates on my windows partition Elementary OS loaded into a black screen. I've already ...
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4TB USB drive consistence totally freezes Xubuntu 15.04

I've always found USB very flaky. I've experienced lots of random freezes (needing hard resets) when for instance I accidentally unplug a drive before unmounting. Drives would only sometimes ...
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Linux doesn't recongnize recent installations

I'm working inside a virtual machine, and I don't know why software installation does not work. I have to restart my machine, but that is not an option.
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Add column into Archive Manager interface

I've just made a mistake and I have removed the 'Name' column from the Archive Manager program interface. Here is the actual interface: Now, I can't see the 'Name' column. I've tried to modify ...
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Is there something like “common Linux commands”? [duplicate]

I come from the windows world trying to switch to Linux. Sorry for the naïve question but is there something like "common Linux commands"? For example in Windows, the command line is pretty limited, ...
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Uninstalling programs on Linux

I've been using Windows and Mac OS for the past 5 years and now I'm considering to use Linux on a daily basis. I've installed Ubuntu on a virtual machine and trying to understand how I can use Linux ...
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Install linux os on HP iPAQ Pocket PC h4350

A friend gave me a working HP iPAQ Pocket PC h4350. It works fine (it's really nice device) but has a (UGH!) Microsoft os and only syncs with MS pc. I'm running ubuntu mate. I have found that you can ...
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Elementary OS: Accidentally installed Ubuntu Login Screen

When I restarted my Elementary OS Laptop today I was shocked, because I was on an Ubuntu-styled glitching Login Screen. I guess I accidentally installed it, by trying to get ubuntu-tweak-tools on my ...
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How to set Ruby GEM_HOME and GEM_PATH

I'm a NOVICE user of Linux and using Linux mint 17.1 I've reinstalled Linux mint 20 time in last 3 days for that issue but could not fix it I'm trying to install ruby on rails using rvm what ...
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Cursor is huge on Ubuntu due to high resolution monitor

So I have a 4k display, and for some reason Ubuntu decides that it's a good idea to give me a huge cursor instead of something normal. I don't have any DPI settings on the 4k monitor, and I don't want ...