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What distribution do you suggest for daily use? [closed]

I use my computer everyday for various reasons: programming in c++, android(java), java(in general) listening to music(spotify), watching movies browsing internet, watching youtube clips writing ...
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How to auto-mount all USB-devices at same USB socket to same mountpoint

I have a small computer with 2 USB sockets : A and B. I want any external USB disk, attached to socket A - to be mounted as "deviceA" I want any external USB disk, attached to socket B - to be ...
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Unable to write to hdd formatted in anything other ext2,3,4

I am unable to write to my HDD mounted on Ubuntu server 12.04 that are formatted to NTFS or FAT32. However when I format to EXT and Mount as auto its able to write. I tried chmod and chown but the ...
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How to open tty or execute some script when the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+F[1-6] doesn't work and X11 is partially frozen but system is still working?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 with Gnome on Acer Aspire One netbook. The X11 or just some parts of Gnome like panels and partially windows (details described below) are frozen which doesn't allow to do ...
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Minimize the current width of a window in Vim

To maximize the width of a current window in Vim, we type: ctrl-w | Is there a similar alternative for minimizing a current window in Vim?
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Big file overwriten with a 0B file

I just opend for write (by mistake) a big file with data (about 200 MB). Now I have this file and it has 0B. I want to know If I can find raw data on disk for recovery... ?
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SSH accesss between CentOS and Vmware installed Ubuntu

I am here to request the Linux lads about using the SSH type remote access between my CentOS (Host) and VMWare installed Ubuntu. I am not new to Linux but I am completely new with practical ...
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How to connect to a virtualbox guest?

I have Ubuntu and I've installed VirtualBox in the desktop and installed CentOS but how would I go about connecting to it remotely via SSH as if I type my IP in? When I do this it just loads the ...
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How to uninstall BOOST 1.49 and install BOOST 1.54 in ubuntu?

I have a boost 1.49 in my ubuntu system. And I am trying to uninstall boost 1.49 and completely remove it from my system. And after that install the Boost 1.54.0 I did like this to uninstall 1.49 ...
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Temporary files problem

Recently my server started to behave weird and I have two issues which I believe to be related. In Vi : When I try to save a file I get : E509: Cannot create backup file and I need to save ...
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Windows in Gnome on Ubuntu 10.10 are frozen

I saw a question in SuperUser titled How do I restart a frozen screen in Ubuntu without losing any open windows? and I think it would be helpful, but the problem is I can't switch to any of the TTYs. ...
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How to know file system of any medium like hard disk, CD/DVD, flash drive? [duplicate]

Is there any command or any way to know what file system is there on a medium like hard disk or CD/DVD or flash drive etc. From GUI gparted one can know the type on hard disks/pen drive but not of ...
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Sending mail to an external server?

I'm currently experimenting with working with Outlook.com for an email server, and have MX records set up to point there and the like. How can I configure systems like postfix to use external servers ...
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Error while burning DVD

I'm working on Ubuntu 13.04. I purchased a few DVDs of Sony company from a few different shops but it failed to burn all these. Earlier I had used the Sony DVD only to burn the same date & it ...
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Unable to backup data on DVD

I'm working on Ubuntu 13.04. I want to make backup of my data on DVD but unable to do so. To test this I'm backing up file name 'tomboy' from my current directory to DVD. ...
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How do I use unused partition in a dual boot environment

I have Ubuntu installed as a host with Windows operating system.I have installed Ubuntu on one Windows drive having around 70 GB of space. While installing Ubuntu I just specified 30 GB of disk space ...
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LAN only VNC help

GOAL: I have 2 computers in a LAN environment (I will refer to them as [computer A] and [computer B]) and I want to log into [computer B] via [computer A]. I have a VNC client on [computer A] Remote ...
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How do I install unetbootin on an E1 Vision AMD processor?

I'm on Ubuntu on an E1 Vision AMD (64 bit) processor. The available binaries for Unetbootin do not work on this architecture. Is there any way that I can get Unetbootin working on this system?
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How to connect Ubuntu 13.10 to TV via HDMI?

I have a Lenovo Laptop with Ubuntu 13.10 running and would like to connect it to the TV via HDMI. In the dual-boot Windows, I just have to connect the HDMI cable and the screen is displayed on the TV. ...
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Installing OpenJDK 7 (JRE) but only policytools found in ./jre/bin

I'm trying to install Java 7 onto my Ubuntu machine through apt-get. I'm issuing the to install using apt-get: sudo apt-get openjdk-7-jre apt-get claims a successful install, but I cannot appear to ...
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Disable cronjob after reboots

How can I prevent cronjobs from automatically starting after my server has rebooted? Every time I reboot my server the cronjobs start up again, which I'd like to prevent. These servers are running ...
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Cancel SSH (after using it to browse) without logging out?

I'm afraid I'm not an expert on Unix and its command line (I'm using a Mac), so do bear with me (possibly an extremely stupid or basic question). I've used the command ssh -D 8080 -f -C -q -N user@IP ...
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How to write conditional if statement in bash shell script?

I have a below shell script which will get the latest folder from my current directory in machineB and machineC. So I came up with the below command which will find me the latest folder inside - ...
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How to cd into a directory as part of shell script and do a word count of files?

I am trying to get the latest folder inside my directory in machineB and machineC. So I came up with the below command which will find me the latest folder inside - `/bat/data/snapshot` And that ...
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Ubuntu blank screen after login

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 13.10. It was running fine till yesterday when I installed OpenCV 2.4 using Synaptic (if that is of any relevance since there is no other change in configuration). ...
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How to show network adapters with their statistics?

Is there any terminal command I can use to display all the network adapters like eth0, wlanoand their data statistics like data transmitted & received?
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Apache Virtual Host pointing to wrong DocumentRoot

I operate a VPS on Digital Ocean running Ubuntu 12.04.3, with virtual hosts. I was able to set things up following this tutorial here: ...
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Bluetooth: Unable to connect internet on laptop from Nokia N73

Earlier I had been doing Internet on laptop after connecting my Nokia N73 to laptop via bluetooth. But I'm not clear as to what happened a day that after that time I couldn't connect via bluetooth. ...
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Wi-Fi with WEP from command line in Ubuntu 12.04, Kernel 3.8.0-29-generic

I have removed network-manager and am trying to configure Wi-Fi with WEP manually. I am running on an X1 Carbon. Here are the commands I am running: ifconfig wlan0 down iwconfig wlan0 essid ...
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How do I install Awesome Windows Manager in Terminal?

Right now I'm running on Kubuntu and I'd like to install Awesome Window Manager in terminal. I've used Xmonad but I'd like another window manager, but don't know how to install "Awesome" from the ...
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How to build nginx on Ubuntu with cache_purge module?

I have been trying to rebuild nginx with cache_purge module from here. I did the following and somehow the new build doesn't seem to include the module: Installed nginx Stopped it Installed build ...
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GLib-GObject-WARNING: Core dump when running Inkscape on Ubuntu 13.04

On two different computers, Inkscape sometimes crashes with the following error messages: (inkscape:2536): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid uninstantiatable type `(null)' in cast to `GtkBin' ...
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mount.nfs: access denied by server while mounting on Ubuntu machines?

I am a linux newbie and I have a very basic question. I have three machines in production - machineA 10.66.136.129 machineB 10.66.138.181 machineC 10.66.138.183 and all those machines ...
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Apache ownership and permissions for wordpress

I'm new to running a VPS, but I managed to get the whole system setup and secured without any issues :) My question concerns Apache and the different ways it can operate. For this particular machine ...
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Audiowerk 8 drivers for Linux

Does a driver exist for the old Audiowerk 8 sound card from now defunct Emagic? I have a system running Ubuntu 13.10 and would like to utilize one of these old sound cards.
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How can I find the amount of memory consumed by a process?

How can I find the amount of main memory consumed by a process using ps aux? I have a process which runs for half an hour. Is it possible to find the maximum amount of main memory consumed by it ...
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Custom Ubuntu distro and ubuntu software center

I have a little problem with building custom Ubuntu distro. When i change the name in lsb-release, software center wont start due to unrecognised distro name. Now, i know that somne python file in ...
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upgrading an O.S. affects which file systems? [duplicate]

I will be upgrading my O.S. from Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 13.10. As its recommended to take back-up before doing that, I'm interested to know which file systems are affected by upgrading so that I need ...
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Root access that can't change root password?

We are having a little problem on a server. We want that some users should be able to do e.g. sudo and become root, but with the restriction that the user can't change root password. That is, a ...
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Restart sound indicator in ubuntu

When the sound crashes, I can restart it with: sudo alsa force-reload However, that doesn't bring the sound indicator (system tray indicator) back. I am running Ubuntu 13.10 with LightDm.
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS doesn't auto-mount DVD drive

For some reason, my Ubuntu has ceased to auto-mount DVD media. I can do manually sudo mount /dev/dvdrw /mnt/dvdrw and mounting happens fine and I can access the media. But it doesn't do it ...
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Where is my Cursor?

My OS is Ubuntu 13.10, I use the following code to remove the KDE desktop installed before: sudo apt-get purge kde* And then use the following code to install GNOME 3.10: sudo ...
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udev rule for assigning known symlinks for identical usb serial devices

I have two (and possibly in the future, more) USB serial devices which are identical (down to the serial number, unfortunately) - they're actually BTC miners. Currently they end up as ttyUSBX where X ...
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Why is my machine not showing anything when booting?

I'm using Ubuntu Server 11.10 x86, and after I make my normal selection (Ubuntu, with Linux 3.0.0-12-generic-pae) from the GRUB menu, the screen just goes blank - there's not even a cursor showing up. ...
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How to fake a filesystem that cannot be mounted by others

I'm currently working on a project. There's an Ubuntu Linux system installed on a disk, DA, mounting the other disk, DB. What it requires is that DB can be only mounted by DA in order to prevent data ...
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Problem with file permissions in shared directory under /srv between OS X and Ubuntu

I'm setting up some folders where any user in the users group can collaborate on files, on a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server. It seems that users on my machine have no problems editing each other's files (I ...
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Is a bad NFS mount preventing a clean boot?

I'm on Ubuntu server 11.10 (x86) and I basically ran into this problem as this: http://serverfault.com/questions/56588/unmount-a-nfs-mount-where-the-nfs-server-has-disappeared The umount command ...
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Running bash script gives `No such file or directory` when run with path [closed]

I have bash script aaa.sh that runs fine when I run it from the current directory. But if I try to run using the full path /home/vik/Projects/updd/aaa.sh, my system tells me No such file or directory. ...
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Able to connect to my dell printer but cannot print to it

PC: Dell Inspiron Mini 10, Processor: Intel Atom dual core 1.6 GHz, RAM: 1GB, OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bit, Printer: Dell P713W So I tried to add the printer driver for my ubuntu from the ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu packages from Linux Mint?

I'm pretty new to using Linux distributions and for some reason I decided to install some Ubuntu packages on my Mint distribution a few months ago. I recently attempted to update the distribution of ...