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Sound stutters during moderate disk access?

I'm running Xubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander." It's a pretty recent install. I'm playing music over a bluetooth usb dongle on a home theater system. All of my sound goes through pulseaudio. I've ...
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How to browse file from sudoer account from guest account? [closed]

As I've mentioned earlier, I have been facing problem regarding isues with loging in with my primary account. I want to browse my files from that primary account using guest account. Is there any way ...
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How to solve problem related to black screen with cursor only after loging in?

Suddenly, I got crash report after logging in to my primary account. It says "cannot open display". But, everything work just fine while loging in with "Guest" account. I tried using these methods ...
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How to recover files I deleted now by running rm *? [duplicate]

By mistake I ran rm * on the current directory where I created many c program files. I had been working on these since morning. Now I can't take out again the time that I spent since morning on ...
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change regular user's password with root access

I have Ubuntu installed on a Raspberry pi. I have a normal user pi, but I forgot the password. However, I do have root access. How would I change pi's password using root?
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/usr/bin/host not picking up changes to /etc/hosts even after reboot

I have a Ubuntu Server 12.04 (amd64) machine on which, when I change /etc/hosts, the changes aren't picked up, even after a reboot. I am using /usr/bin/host to test, but none of the other programs ...
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Set environment variable automatically upon SSH login (no root access)

The situation: I run Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a virtual machine. I regularly have to connect to my account on a university server, I do this by opening up terminal and using ssh -Y username@server.com. ...
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Having trouble exporting FUSE via NFS

I've got a self-written FUSE file system I mount on my NFS server on mountpoint /export/example/mount. Then I export a parent directory of the FUSE via NFS. The /etc/exports contains the options ...
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debootstrap local download dir

Can someone tell me where does debootstrap store downloaded packages that it's about to install? Possibly also the download method would be interesting (wget/curl/apt-get). In my case I run: sudo ...
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How to enable bluetooth in Ubuntu 13.10?

Before updating ubuntu to it's current version, bluetooth used to work just fine. But, now I've been facing problem regarding this bluetooth setting. While adding devices,it keeps on searching but ...
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What happens if I delete dmraid?

I am new to Linux and am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS from a live-USB and have it run alongside my Windows 7 installation. On the installation screen for Ubuntu, at the partition page, I get ...
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Linker error: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lgcc_s

I am trying to compile symlinks (tar.gz-file), which is a very small tool with one line for compilation: gcc -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O2 -N -s -o symlinks symlinks.c which gives the error .... ...
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performance wise: running photoshop cs6 on wine is same as on windows?

I got bored of windows, the viruses, slowdown of system over time. I would like to switch to ubuntu, wanted to by emulating photoshop on wine, is the performance of photoshop is as fast of windows? ...
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VMware VIX 1.13 on Ubuntu 12.04 not working [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and VMware VIX 1.13 (http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/vix-api/) I'm had VMware VIX running on a machine and connecting just fine to our ESXi server, but we migrated ...
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corrupt debian package archives on self-made database packages

I set about packaging several large databases in some very basic debian packages so as to make life easier at my job. However, I'm now encountering some issues. Most of the databases will install ...
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Squid3 failed to response when access certain website

My Host system is Ubuntu 13.10 64bit. I configured Squid3 almost with the default configuration file, except adding acl localnet... and http_access allow localnet. I did not configure cache_dir cause ...
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How to get past grub rescue?

So this weekend when my Windows install crashed I decided to create a partition for Ubuntu for my application development instead of running Ubuntu on a VM. But I didn't install Ubuntu with the right ...
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How to mount a flushed hard disk in Xubuntu

I want to recover data from an internal hard disk with Windows Vista. I`m using a live CD of Xubuntu. But when I write: sudo fdisk -l I obtain only the USB disk in which I have Xubuntu live. How ...
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All USB ports detected as USB 1.0, not USB 2.0

My Ubuntu 13.10 server (Upgraded from 11.10) has always had an issue with mounting USB 2.0 devices. Despite legacy being turned off on the motherboard bios, the output of lsusb -t always shows the ...
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Change a Password is not successfull on ubuntu 12.04

i am trying to set a new password for linux Ubuntu 12.04,but on running command its giving something like this $passwd Changing password for ubuntu. (current) UNIX password: Enter new UNIX password: ...
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What is the best way to emulate keybord shortcuts with touchpad gestures?

On my lenovo 0410 I am using an ubuntu derivate called elementary OS. You can press super+W to show your current windows like on most other ubuntu derivates. I would like to use this feature with a ...
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How to enable scroll of PS/2 mouse in Ubuntu 13.10?

My mouse scroll doesn't work at all. There are other questions regarding mouse scroll, but not appropriate in my context. It used to work fine in Windows XP.
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How to resolve upgrading problem in Ubuntu 13.10?

I have googled about this problem. I've searched askubuntu page about this problem but I couldn't get any suitable solution. I have faced this problem while trying to update using: link Before that, ...
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How can I uninstall packages from the command line on Ubuntu?

I am wondering how one would uninstall software from the command line/terminal. What commands would I use?
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Why does linux-based laptops have weak wifi signal in comparison to windows-based laptop?

I have faced this problem many times. First, I thought it has something to do with laptop model and brand but later I came to know that same hardware with different OS was having different results. ...
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Does a bad sector indicate a failing disk?

My Ubuntu 13.10 system has been performing very poorly over the last day or so. Looking at the kernel logs, it appears that the <1yr old 3TB SATA disk is having issues with a particular sector: ...
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Trying to get started with Unix on a Windows laptop [closed]

I caught a cold and my brain hurts just looking at the pc screen but I wanna get started learning Unix asap. Basically, I've acquired another laptop and I want to install Unix on it so I can try it ...
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Sudden crash and black screen in Ubuntu, possible overheating

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit (dual boot with Win 7) on my desktop PC, but every once in a while the screen turns off suddenly, the fans slow down, and the system appears to crash. I can't ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS - /boot is using 98.4% of 193MB

I have a problem. I have noticed that my VPS is saying : => /boot is using 98.4% of 193MB Looks like something went wrong, doesn't it? I have tried to run dpkg -l | grep linux to check what's ...
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Wifi broadcom 4313 with proprietary driver (Ubuntu) randomly stops connecting to wireless networks

I have a laptop with Broadcom 4313 wireless module, using Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows 7 as OS When reconnecting to network or when waking laptop from suspend/rebooting it sometimes cannot connect to any ...
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Unmount external drive with LVM2 Physical Volume on it

I've got my Ubuntu 13.04 install backed up to my external hard drive using deja-dup. I formatted the drive with lvm so I could use the rest of the drive for external storage while having the resize ...
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What is the rationale behind using non-numeric package component for the version?

In ubuntu (and not only in ubuntu) default repository you could see a package version like 2.2.14-5ubuntu8.12. Why do the maintainers give such a weird version in the central package repository? ...
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How to set g++ 4.8 to be the default after installing? [closed]

After executing the following on Ubuntu 12.10 how do I set 4.8 to be the default C++ compiler? sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install g++-4.8 ...
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Monodevelop D Bindings for Debian / Ubuntu?

I want to install the D-Language binding for MonoDevelop but it does require MonoDevelop 4.x, which isn't available yet for Linux based systems. Is there any way I can get around this? I tried ...
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Do I need a special firewall on a personal computer

I am relatively new to Linux and was wondering about security issues. Most people agree that a virus-scanner is not useful on a linux system, but what about a firewall? I am using Debian wheezy stable ...
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Why do two Ubuntu systems in the same network behave differently in DNS resolution?

I have two systems, both running Ubuntu 12.04, which are within the same network (connected by hubs without routing logic). Both systems are configured quite similar, but not identical. In particular, ...
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Odd behavior of software sources GUI in Ubuntu-based eOS (sources selected in the background)

Oddly enough, they all look unselected - I do not know that this is really true, but they look like they are not selected. But most odd is that selecting them is impossible - as seen HERE. For a ...
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How can I fill the free space with zeroes in Ubuntu 12.04 (ext4)?

I use windows server 2008r2 with role Hyper-V. The guest system is Ubuntu 12.04 LTC. It is situated on the dynamic virtual hard disk (2TB). The size of this vhd is 360 GB. But the real size is about ...
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Ubuntu blocks access to services when not logged in

I'm not really sure what's going on here. I have the following: A fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Jira 6.1.2 installed as per instructions from Atlassian. Confluence 3.5.13 installed as per ...
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Install Ubuntu from the same or different partition?

Do you need more than one partition to run an Ubuntu installer? Or can you download it, save it, and install it all in the same partition? (without mounting others, nor using the Windows installer). ...
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How to repair Ubuntu after upgrade? (from recovery mode)

I have gone through countless threads on the following error and none have helped. Your screen, graphics card, and input device settings could not be detected correctly. You will need to configure ...
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How can I automate a task on a certain event?

Playonlinux and WINE are great. Finally I can have my favourite games and the joys of Linux without having dual-boot or filling my disk with Windows crap! But some are quite old, and only run on lower ...
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mdadm + lvm2: destroyed all superblocks accidentally

I accidentally overwrote all my RAID1 superblocks with garbage. I think this happened because I ALT-CTRL-DEL booted when the Ubuntu had put me in some kind of hard disk recovery mode. My display ...
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Nautilus special URIs

Where are these special URIs used in Nautilus defined in Ubuntu? recent:/// trash:/// x-nautilus-desktop:/// computer:/// burn:/// These can instantly open special locations in Nautilus by typing ...
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Help With Visual Differences in Google Chrome

Okay, so I just moved over to Ubuntu yesterday. I'm loving it and am trying to get the hang of everything. Yesterday everything seemed to look fine in terms of Google Chrome, but today everything is ...
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Proper way of changing username in Ubuntu or any linux

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and made some customization. I will also make it a new iso which is customized ubuntu. What I want to ask is how can I change my username. There are plenty much configuration ...
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network device name is changed by itself

I use a Ubuntu-arm, uname -a Linux arm 3.7.8-x8 #1 SMP Sat Feb 16 04:15:13 UTC 2013 armv7l armv7l armv7l GNU/Linux I have two USB WiFi interfaces that are named wlan0 and wlan1 on ...
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mobile not being recognized by Ubuntu13.04

I connected my China mobile to laptop via cable. On the phone I selected the option mass storage. Then it messages on the phone as "done". But as I was expecting I would be able to see the contents of ...
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Using 'convert' with files that has space characters?

for f in $(ls mydir/*.jpg) do convert -thumbnail $size -quality $quality $f thumbsdir/$(basename $f) done I'm trying to code a script that takes a directory with images and generates thumbnails ...
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Local Server not accessible on Linux

My Internet company set up a local server, where different files are hosted. I can download files at much higher speed from there. But for some reason, the server is not accessible from Ubuntu 13.10 I ...