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How to automatically generate .desktop file?

There's a .deb software that doesn't have a .desktop file, I created that file. I want to create another package for that software, when the user installs it, I want the .desktop file to be generated ...
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Why does dig take much longer than DNS query time?

I'm investigating slow DNS responses on Ubuntu, I have installed bind9 to improve times from local cache, but still something is odd. What could make dig wait for 10 seconds and say that query time ...
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Playing or converting .dv4 files in Linux

I need to find a way to playback a number of .dv4 files on Ubuntu 12.04 and Fedora 20, possibly after having converted them to a more conventional format. So far I have managed to convert the files ...
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Running F.lux (Flux) or Redshift with Multiple Monitors with Nvidia Optimus

I have tried installing F.lux and then Redshift, and configured them to run on multiple monitors with no success. I wonder if my setup, which includes Nvidia Optimus setup using Bumblebee could be the ...
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Why can't I connect to a hidden SSID in Edubuntu?

I'm running a godforsaken version of Edubuntu and I'm trying to get it to connect to a wifi with a hidden SSID. I've scoured the internet for the past hour or so, trying to find anything similar and ...
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How to overwrite a non-Debian package?

Background I am trying to install Google Drive, so I am installing Grive. I previously tried to install SyncDrive, which isn't supported any longer. Now, I am having some conflicts between the two ...
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How to configure external USB touchpad for a laptop

I have a laptop that, obviously, comes with a touchpad and a keyboard. However, I have an USB keyboard with integrated touchpad that better suits my needs. I use Ubuntu 13.10 and I cannot find how to ...
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How to parallelize the for loop while scp the files?

I am running my below shell script from machineA which is copying the files machineB and machineC into machineA. If the files are not there in machineB, then it should be there in machineC. The below ...
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Download package via apt for another architecture

I am currently in a architecture amd64, so when I try apt-get download vlc, it downloaded the appropriate architecture for my system, but how can I download the i386 version via apt? It's for ...
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How do I set Nautilus as default file manager in Elementary OS

Elementary OS uses a program called files as the default file manager. I would like to use Nautilus as my default file manager as used in Ubuntu 12.04 . I have GNOME Nautilus 3.4.2 installed on my ...
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Difficulty with EncFS on CentOS

I'm trying to figure out encfs, but am having some difficulty. This is what I have done so far: I created 2 test folders mkdir /home/oshiro/Desktop/encrypted mkdir /home/oshiro/Desktop/decrypted ...
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Making an Android container with Ubuntu 12.04 on the Samsung ARM Chromebook : initrd file not found

I'm trying to run Android as guest OS with LXC containers on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on the ARM Chromebook, reading this tutorial. At some point of the tutorial, it says: Then get the initrd for your ...
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Ubuntu - USB device not discovered after system restart

I have an USB device that after pluging in is visible as /dev/ttyACM0. Unfortunately, after system restart, it is not beeing discovered and I have to plug it out and in again to work. I have found a ...
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enable IST timezone in puppet

I'm trying to run below Puppet manifest to set 'IST' timezone. class { 'timezone': timezone => 'IST', } When I run Puppet apply timezone.pp, it installs properly. But when I check the system ...
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Is it possible to add granular permissions on a folder without installing acl?

I have a folder public_html with several subfolders on Ubuntu 12.04 server. Is it possible to add different permissions on individual subfolders for two new individual users without changing the ...
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Can Not Install JStock on Ubuntu (zorin 7)

Trying to install Jstock on a Linux Ubuntu Box. As a new user trying to install this product. I have received this error after following instruction - on to a Ubuntu (Zorin7) system. Instructions ...
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how to run a script on ubuntu shutdown when it needs network on

I have an upstart script that needs to run on reboot or shutdown, but it needs to access the network to post an http requests and wait for the replies, I tried start on starting rc and start on ...
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How to reduce ClamAV memory usage?

I'm running a Ubuntu based web server (Apache, MySQL) on a 512MB VPS. This is more than sufficient for the website it is running (small forum). As I wanted to add some protection against viruses I ...
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mdadm - RAID5 array size vs. actual disk size mismatch

I have 4x 3TB WD RED disks that are in mdadm RAID5, which should total an array size of 9TB usable space, however I only have 6TB. I have confirmed all disks are in the array, the only strange thing ...
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How to add color to my command prompt? [duplicate]

On my system: echo $PS1 prints: \[\e]0;\u@\h: \w\a\]${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\u@\h:\w\$ I followed this tutorial here to modify it: PS1="\e[0;38m \u@\h: ...
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chrt(): “failed to set pid XXX's policy” on one machine, but not others

I have several Linux machines, all of them running the same kernel (Ubuntu 12.04, 3.5.0-45-generic). On one of them, I am unable to use chrt at all. If I attempt to use it on a new process, I get the ...
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Apparmor cp -al [closed]

I am attempting to setup a Apparmor profile for rsnapshot. When I run in complain mode I get no errors. When I enable to the profile, I still get no apparmor errors, but rsnapshot itself is broke. ...
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GNU screen status bar - how to make it display shell session names?

Let's say I have several shell "tabs" (or screens? sessions?) named bash1, bash2, etc. open in GNU screen. I want the status bar (i.e., the caption line) to display the names as "bash1 | bash2 | ..", ...
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Apache Server on different disk partitions

I have an Apache server installed with Debian. Later, I partitioned my hard drive and installed Ubuntu on the new partition. Afterwards, I realized I could not access my Apache server while booted ...
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GRUB-EFI installation fails while installing Kali Linux in external hard disk

I was trying to install Kali Linux from a live USB to an 1TB external hard disk. At first I was unable to boot the live USB with my H2O Insyde BIOS. Then I converted my pen drive partition table to ...
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connecting laptop to LCD TV via VGA cable

I'm trying to connect my laptop (Acer Aspire 5315 having Ubuntu 13.04) to Samsung LCD HDTV. I connected the VGA cable; one end on my laptop VGA socket & the other on the TV VGA socket. But when I ...
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Error loading shared library libSDL-1.2

I've compile ToME 3 game but I can run it, I've got: tome3: error while loading shared libraries: libSDL-1.2.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I have installed ...
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How to setup anonymous NFS correctly

I set up an NFS server on Ubuntu Server 12.04 for my linux based DVB-S receiver (Spark 7162) Unfortunately the receiver is only able to connect anonymously. Directories are created but can not be ...
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Why 'echo $0' gives different result for two different terminals?

I opened a terminal on Ubuntu using Ctrl+Alt+T and a different terminal by going to a directory and then right clicking and choosing "Open in Terminal". I did an echo $0 in both cases. In the ...
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how to uninstall notepad from Ubuntu 13.04?

There is a program named notepad on my Ubuntu which I want to remove as I never use it. I have got update for notepad of 80 MB from software updater. And I don't want to download that 80 MB. I ...
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Ubuntu screen is small in VMware

I have installed Ubuntu at VMware. But I have a problem, and I do not know how to solve it. When I have the virtual machine as a window, to can at the same time have access to my windows at my host ...
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Installing a printer without a ppd file

I am trying to set up a computer linux to be able to print from my printer: Brother DCP 7030. But (twist!) for security reasons this computer should never go online. So any software I need to install ...
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Questions about behaviour of running LiveCD Linux after unmounting a CD-ROM

Could anyone explain what happens in system after unplugging CD-ROM during working with LiveCD session? Suppose that I'm using Ubuntu LiveCD and suddenly by accident the CD-ROM disconnect for a ...
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Where to look for problems logging in via ssh [closed]

For the past two mornings I have been unable to log into (establish an ssh connection) to an Amazon EC2 instance running the Bitnami node stack (based on Ubuntu) for several minutes. After a few ...
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Is it possible to install a linux desktop environment from a live cd?

My question is about Linux in general but lets suppose my ubuntu isn't working property, booting in tty or whatever. I have no internet connection but I have ubuntu live cd. Is it possible to ...
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How to beat GRUB2 into submission?

I have tried GRUB2 on different Ubuntu releases (12.04 and 13.04) on several machines and no matter what I do I can't get it to behave. It seems like a great idea (abstracting away configuration files ...
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Why does a disk clone using dd take up more space on the target than the source image?

I'm doing some Android development on Ubuntu 11.10. I'm building a set of SD card and eMMC card Android images using a Bash script. Due to Android's idiosyncrasies, I have several file system images ...
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Tool to create a bad physical location report on disk

I am in need of a tool that would run on an Ubuntu system that would be able to report the following: Bad physical locations on a disk (cylinders, sectors) Files that are affected by these bad ...
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Creating a user valid for a given time period? [duplicate]

I wan to create a user on Ubuntu valid for 10 min. How can I do that if it's possible?
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Sometimes don't have permission to create new folders on an NTFS partition in Evince

My hard drive has an NTFS partition mounted under Ubuntu 12.04. I use Evince as the default application to open PDF files downloaded under Firefox. I often save copies of PDF files opened in Evince ...
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Uninstalling *.run file

I just installed a file called SenchaCmd-4.0.2.67-linux-x64.run by executing the following code: ./SenchaCmd-4.0.2.67-linux-x64.run Due to a problem I describe in detail here, I decided to ...
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Calling an email script from another script using ssmtp on ubuntu

I have an issue with a script, which works fine except that it only sends email when I run it directly from the shell but when called during crontab it doesn't send the emails. There are 2 scripts ...
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Log from oom killer

I'm running a virtual machine at a provider where you pay for everything you use (CPU, memory, disk IO, bandwidth, etc). Currently my machine has 512MB ram and 1GB swap area. The kernel version is ...
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How do I diagnose why Ubuntu is freezing? [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit Desktop as a server at home. I run a Teamspeak server, and some php scripts every minute. After 12 to 168 hours (1 week) of being online, the server will freeze. ...
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Ubuntu install spanning multiple disks

Having to reinstall the operative system from scratch on an EeePC 901, which has two SSD disks, 4GB and 16GB, is it possible to install it using both disks as if they were one?
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Root Cron Won't Run Script (permission denied)

I've edited my root cron tab to periodically execute a script located in a particular user's folder using this command: sudo crontab -e When cron runs the script, this is the output: sh: 1: ...
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What is needed for USB a device to appear under Sound in Ubuntu control panel?

I have a device that combines two audio interfaces and one HID interface. It enumerates correctly, as lsusb -D shows. Also, a trace with wireshark shows no errors - all descriptors are exchanged ...
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ssh key doesn't work for one server but works for another [duplicate]

debug ssh works Authentications that can continue: publickey debug1: Next authentication method: publickey debug1: Offering public key: /home/vinatia/.ssh/id_rsa debug1: Server accepts key: ...
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Windows partition hidden? [duplicate]

(refined for ease of use) Okay, so I'm fairly new to linux, but heres what I've got so far: I'm dual booting BT5R3 and Win7. I was trying to change the grub to set Win7 as the default boot option. ...
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MBR to GPT Conversion of existing RHEL 6 system

I have got RHEL 6 running on MBR (Master Boot Record), management is done using fdisk and parted commands. I would like to know the steps or procedure to convert existing system to GPT (GUID Partition ...