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How to regain access to the lost user , linux3 , of two side by side Ubuntu 16.04 instances?

Three days ago, I tried installing the second of two Ubuntu Linux 16.04 versions side by side on the same Lenovo Thinkstation desktop using the procedure described in this URL, ...
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No space left on device- on Amazon EC2 instance Ubuntu

I just expanded my storage space on Amazon EC2, after I ran out of volume. However, even after doing so, I receive an error message as follows: ubuntu@ip-172-31-30-27:~/walt/bin$ LC_ALL=C sort -k ...
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Cannot run 32-bit executable on 64-bit system with multi-arch support [closed]

I compiled a 32-bit executable for a Linux machine. It runs on most Linux distros without trouble. However, on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, I get the No such file or directory error when trying to execute it. ...
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Linux Ubuntu / Mint Live CD user-home customization

I'm trying to customize Linux Mint Live CD with these instruction (uck doesn't work for me). What I want is to have more icons at its Live CD user (/home/mint/Desktop) but I can't find /home/mint on ...
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After Ubuntu update from 15 to 16.04, error in keyboard-configuration package

So I just started the automatic upgrade of my Ubuntu distribution this morning, from 15.xx to the new 16.04, everything went smoothly except for an error I got at the end: something prevented the full ...
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How to set the monitor brightness gracefully at boot time?

I've been using a loop that contains xrandr --output VGA1 --brightness 0.3 in a bash script which will automatically execute right after logging in by gnome-session-properties (a.k.a. Startup ...
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How to troubleshoot and fix Wifi driver on Wandboard DUAL?

Environment Wandboard DUAL C1 Ubuntu Trusty using these instruction Issue I was able to install Ubuntu Trusty and I am failing to get the Wifi driver to work. root@ubuntu-armhf:~# uname -a Linux ...
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gvfs and permissions on a remote external usb drive

I have transmission and deluge (trying to see if it's a problem with the app) and I'm having the same problem with both of them. When torrenting. I get an error " Operation not supported ...
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Change Postfix email recipient on Ubuntu 15.10

I installed Postfix on my Ubuntu machine and i'm using Gmail's SMTP to actually deliver the emails using this tutorial. This is the email headers: Reporting-MTA: dns; crmpicco-desktop ...
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Starting VirtualBox kernel modules …failed

I'm trying to install Virtualbox on my desktop: Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor × 8 OS type: 64bit Ubuntu 16.04 Here's a snapshot of my bash history: 35 sudo dpkg -i ...
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APT repositories on Android

I am using a terminal emulator on Android called "Termux". It comes with the APT command installed. However, the repository is very limited. What I want to do, is to see if larger repositories like ...
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Is the difference between mono-runtime and mono-complete related to whether MySQL inserts successfully take place on Ubuntu 16.04?

What is the difference between 1. sudo apt-get install mono-runtime and 2. sudo apt-get purge --remove mono-complete followed by sudo apt-get install mono-complete on an Ubuntu linux 16.04 instance? ...
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Where are the definitions for the prototype declarations in <bsd/stdlib.h>?

I have a C program on Ubuntu 16.04, in which I would like to use arc4random_uniform. typedef unsigned char u_char; #include <bsd/stdlib.h> int main () { return (int) arc4random_uniform(100); } ...
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Process login vs user login

In a Ubuntu 14.04 system, who has the following output: user1 :0 2016-05-02 14:49 (:0) user1 pts/4 2016-05-02 15:10 (:0) So apparently just the pts/4 is used. But, for example, ...
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Subsequent calls to wpa_supplicant fail - can't connect to wifi

I have an ubuntu 15.10 server which utilizes wpa_supplicant to connect to wireless network profiles created with wpa_passphrase. On a fresh reboot, the first time I call sudo wpa_supplicant -B -i ...
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`isolcpus` kernel parameter has no effect on Ubuntu 16.04 desktop

I added the following line to /etc/default/grub GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash isolcpus=1,3" then ran sudo grub-update (and rebooted) but according to top processes are still being ...
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What are all the Mono dependencies required to run all types of C# Windows Forms applications?

What are the other Mono dependencies besides mono-runtime and libmono-system-windows-forms4.0-cil required to run C# Windows Forms applications on Ubuntu Linux 16.04? Does the answer to our question ...
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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: ...
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Docker error creating bridge

After installing Docker on a Ubuntu 14.04 minimal system with these commands: apt-get update apt-get install docker.io ln -sf /usr/bin/docker.io /usr/local/bin/docker sed -i '$acomplete -F _docker ...
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Starting Resque worker with script doesnt work, starting by hand does

I am trying to figure out why my process doesn't work if started via a script, but works fine if started by hand. Here's the details: script is a resque worker start script. The script location is ...
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When opening a terminal does not require a login?

Speaking about Linux and in particular Ubuntu (from 14.04) systems: Case 1 - As pointed out in this answer, processes that allocate a pseudo-terminal don't need to make a login: for example, cups. ...
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Powertop doesn't display Power est. column

When I run powertop, it doesn't display the "Power Est." column that shows the estimated power consumption in Watts of each row. It should look like in the screen capture here: MacBook Pro Retina: ...
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I have overwritten mbr, now can not import zpool

The computer I use is my development machine. I use ubuntu and share files with opensolaris using zfs. Somehow I wrote over mbr (from my windows partition using easyBCD!) and now I lost my pool. I ...
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How to set LANG in locale, despite it's in /etc/default/locale in ubuntu for unicode support?

I run Ubuntu 12.04, I can't set the locale to en_US.utf8. I set the LANG by configuring /etc/default/locale as described here. $cat /etc/default/locale LANG=en_US.utf8 $locale LANG= LANGUAGE= ...
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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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No perf (linux-tools) for kernel 4.5.2

When I first installed 16.04 LTS, at kernel 4.4.0, I had a decent battery life of about 3 hours average, but I upgraded to 4.5.2 to solve the suspend problem and some other issues, and now it's less ...
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Sound volume control does not work in Ubuntu

My sound volume control does not work when I'm logged in with my regular user, though the sound works correctly. What's weirder is that the sound control works when I'm logged in as guest. With my ...
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Vsftpd server will not create ftp user directory

When I try to login to my ftp server I get 500 OOPS: cannot change directory:/mnt/users/alex When I try to do the same thing with sftp I get packet_write_wait: Connection to 10.0.0.8 port ...
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Reclaiming disk space in Ubuntu

In VMWare the hard disks took 13.6 GB, But with df, only 5.8 GB is occupied I don't quite get it. This Virtual Machine has no snapshots, and I already clicked on refresh button in VMWare Fusion ...
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Ethernet Connection not working on Ubuntu 14.04 (with Windows 10 dual boot)

I've dual booted Windows 10 (first) with Ubuntu 14.04. The ethernet works fine when logged into Windows, but when I log into Ubuntu, The Connection Icon (right on the top tray) shows the wireless ...
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Nemo file manager - change focus from the sidebar to the main view (automatically)

I find it hard to change the focus (either by keyboard, or automatically) from the sidebar to the contents view in Nemo 2.8.7 on Ubuntu 16.04. Nautilus does not have this problem. I want to be able ...
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wifi driver fails to load firmware on kernel 4.6.0-rc2

Distro - Ubuntu-14.04. For development purposes I built and installed 4.6.0-rc2 kernel. All works well except wifi: % dmesg ... [ 9.092503] Intel(R) Wireless WiFi driver for Linux [ 9.092506] ...
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How can I make this daemon/init run as a non root user?

I have an init script to kick off a daemon. The problem is it runs as root. I would like it to run as a user called "deploy". Ubuntu 12.04 #! /bin/sh # File: /etc/init.d/unicorn ### BEGIN INIT ...
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wakeonlan: cannot wake up ubuntu server 16.04

I can wake up ubuntu server 16.04 from my iphone using WOL. I tried to do the same thing from mac osx yosemite. couldn't get it work. first I installed wakeonlan. "brew install wakeonlan" then I ran ...
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Can't purge old kernels (dependency problems), but /boot is out of space

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS, and I'm trying to install a new package using apt-get. Unfortunately, whenever I try I get messages like: The following packages have unmet dependencies: ...
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Migrating mounts with identical permissions not working

I have two mounts /mount1 and /mount2. I ran the command: rsync -azrt /mount1/* /mount2/ to clone everything from /mount1 to /mount2. I then altered the /etc/fstab (see below) to remove /mount1 ...
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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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Realtek rtl8192cu-fixes issue elementary os

I asked this question here[http://askubuntu.com/questions/594760/realtek-rtl8192cu-fixes-issue-elementary-os] but was redirect to this site. Copy of original questions Has anyone had any luck with ...
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Is it correct to test an Raspian Linux ARMv6 emulator as sudo user?

I have a simple armV6 instruction set C++ program compiled with an ARMV7 compatible arm-Linux-gnueabi-g++ compiler, version 5.3.1, with -march=armv6 and -fPIC on Ubuntu Linux 16.04. After I use PSCP ...
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Unable to change ulimit setting

I edited /etc/security/limits.conf to have root hard nofile 20000 root soft nofile 10000 And added session required pam_limits.so to /etc/pam.d/common-session and ...
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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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GRUB confuses kernels/initramfs of Ubuntu and Arch Linux installation

I have a machine that used to dual-boot Ubuntu (16.04 currently) and Windows 7, with Ubuntu's GRUB as boot loader. Now I just added Arch Linux as third OS, following the official installation ...
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How to clean install and dual boot/multi boot windows 10 Ubuntu and Kali?

Okay so I am new to Linux, I recently tried dual booting my laptop (with 1 TB hard-disk and 4 GB RAM which can upgrade upto 16 GB which I am planning to do) with windows 10 and Ubuntu but after ...
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wkhtmltopdf and pdfkit issues in python

Hello I am developing an web with python Flask in a linux server, in doing so I am trying to use pdfkit and wkhtmltopdf. I am using a linux server(ubuntu). In Putty, after logging into my server, at ...
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Wifi and Ethernet unclaimed on ubuntu-based linux

I'm trying to finish the installation of elementaryOS (an Ubuntu-based distribution) on a Thinkpad E460. However, I can't neither have Ethernet nor Wifi. In fact, lshw -c network -sanitize shows both ...
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How to install linux-gpib Python bindings inside virtual environment?

I'm working on developing Python code to control GPIB devices, and am realizing the more I learn the less I know. So here's my question: I believe I've installed linux-gpib properly, and I have ...
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Desktop files disappeared mysteriously. Entire directory missing

My desktop files on Ubuntu disappeared mysteriously when I tried to drag and drop files to my pen drive. I tried all options available on stack exchange and elsewhere on the internet, like ...
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Installing ruby 2.1 on Ubuntu 12.04 using ruby-install application

I've been through a couple of tutorials on how to install ruby 2.1.* My system currently has ruby 1.9.3 and I want the latest one. I'm following the following tutorial on how to install it from here: ...
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How to install Octave without GUI in Ubuntu 16.04?

I am really angry. Just installed the new ubuntu and run apt-get install octave. I got tons of crap installed (like Java, some QT libraries, and other pollution). How can I install Octave in Ubuntu ...
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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 ...