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Is there any equivalent to the atempo ffmpeg audio filter but for avconv to speed up video(and audio)?

As noted here, we could speedup audio with ffmpeg using ffmpeg -i input.mkv -filter:a "atempo=2.0" -vn output.mkv But on Ubuntu, ffmpeg is replaced by avconv, and the atempo filter is not available ...
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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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Xubuntu 12.04: slow login

I'm running Xubuntu 12.04, and after I ran the update, my login started slowing down big time. I've dabbled a little bit with the programs in Settings -> Settings Manager -> Session and Startup, and ...
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hibernate to disk not restoring, but suspend to ram is working

I have Debian 6, I have also seen this under Ubuntu (can not remember how I fixed it). I can hibernate, but when I switch on the system cold boots (it does not restore previous session). Note ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 login into desktop by single user mode

My OS is Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, and kernel is 3.13.0-30-generic. I forget my user account password and now want to get into GUI desktop. I know from the Internet that we can reset password by single ...
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Pxe Insallation

I Want Document For pxe boot server install in kvm on ubuntu 12.04. I am configuration but got that error: Jul 4 15:36:57 ubuntu dhclient: No DHCPOFFERS received. Jul 4 15:36:57 ubuntu dhclient: ...
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How to fix error 'Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg exited unexpectedly' on command line?

I have been trying to update Ubuntu 12.04 on the command line by using the two commands sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade which ends with the following error: (Reading database ... ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 hotspot wifi network not visible to Android 4.1.2

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my notebook, and I've got a Motorola Razr which I updated to Android 4.1.2. Before updating, I connected my smartphone to my hotspot wifi very quickly, but after the ...
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`crontab -e` sometimes fails with “Creation of temporary crontab file failed”

From time to time crontab -e fails on me on a Ubuntu box. It is the same for all users including the root and crontab -eu <user> under the root. Goes like this on a regular basis, a success here ...
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get kernel source code

I need a specific kernel version to compile it with some additional modules. When I typing: uname -r I get 3.8.0-29-generic I need this one. uname -a Linux "..." 3.8.0-29-generic ...
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Installing Ubuntu-13.0 Desktop in Qemu

Following are the details of my system: Fedora Core-18, i686. I am trying to install ubuntu in the qemu. Following are the commands I executed: qemu-img create ubuntu.img 8G qemu-system-i386 -hda ...
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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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Every package “has no installation candidate”

While attempting to install openssh-server on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, I get the following error: Package openssh-server is not available but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the ...
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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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Linux installation stops working after a few reboots

I'm trying to set up a dualboot Win8/Linux on my HP tablet (touchsmart tm2-1050ez). However, when I'm finished setting it all up, after a few more reboots, I'm not able to boot to Linux anymore, as I ...
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org.eclipse.swt.SWTError: No more handles [gtk_init_check() failed] while running spoon.sh in ubuntu

When I am running spoon.sh file in Ubuntu I am getting the following error: [santosh@sbx data-integration]$ ./spoon.sh /home/decathlon/Pentaho-5.0.1/data-integration org.eclipse.swt.SWTError: No more ...
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How do I run a script when I switch between keyboard layouts

I use more than one keyboard layout, and I would like to find a way to run a script when I switch between them. Is this possible? So far, I can assign a shortcut for a script like this: #!/bin/bash ...
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How to recover most recently deleted directories on NTFS partition under Ubuntu 12.04

In Nautilus under Ubuntu 12.04, I accidentally selected several directories on a partition and deleted them at once (unfortunately, I deleted them by Shift+Delete such that they don't remain in ...
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SSH agent loses keys after logging out

I added my SSH key having typed ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa and ssh-add -l printed my key. But after logging out and logging in again I see The agent has no identities. I've tried setting a very ...
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Dual boot intermittant problem using Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 [migrated]

I have a problem with the grub2 loader sometimes. More often, when I choose Windows 7 in the grub2 loader, it hangs on the purple screen. I have looked up and down the internet for an answer and ...
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Inkscape not opening after installed?

I just installed 14.04 on my laptop. The first thing I did was to install inkscape by using the instructions on this website. However, after installation, it does not appear if I search for it in the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 does not recognize USB drive

Using Ubuntu 13.04 (with Gnome 3), my new USB stick (details see dmesg/lsusb) doesn't show up automatically. Situation: The drive does not show up at fdisk -l The drive does appear when running ...
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minicom showing offline

I am trying to use minicom in Ubuntu. To do this I first connect my USB to DB9 converter, then I type this command on terminal dmesg | grep tty to check if my USB to DB9 converter is connected ...
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How to specify a daemon shutdown command with upstart?

In an upstart configuration how do I define what command should be used to shutdown a server. Lets say I have daemon that has two seperate processes. startup.sh - to start the server shutdown.sh ...
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Activate/deactivate WiFi on Lenovo B5400 under Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Lenovo B5400 with Ubuntu 14.04 x64. The Ethernet port works fine. How can I enable/disable the WiFi connection? I have no hardware button for this functionality. Under Windows I can press ...
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Keyboard layout changed. How and why?

Yesterday, I upgraded my kernel (to 3.5.0-19-generic), rebooted, and had to reinstall my video drivers to get full resolution. (After upgrading the kernel, the resolution always goes to 640x480, until ...
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Firefox: use system proxy settings, but where are these?

Running Ubuntu 13.10, Firefox is configured to use the system proxy settings, but it seems it fails to pick them up. The computer is connected to the network, and it's possible to establish a ...
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Ubuntu with Gnome and Openbox

I've in my laptop Ubuntu 12.04.03 which comes by default with Unity. I like Unity, and Gnome. It has a nice look, some nice apps, things frequently works nice. However I would prefer to use Openbox. ...
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Installing USR 5422 on Ubuntu 12.04

I am a newbie to Linux. I was trying to set up the USR5422 USB adapter. It worked fine for the first time, but since then it freezes the computer most of the time. What commands can I fire to see ...
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Why can't vim find syntax.vim on my fresh Ubuntu installation?

I'm trying to make some basic customizations to vim. All I want is some syntax highlighting, etc. Basically, not just plain text. My .vimrc file consists of 7 lines: backspace=2 syntax on filetype ...
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How do I determine whether my services are using runit or init?

How do I determine whether my services are using runit or init? I use Ubuntu 10.0.4. Such as nginx, chef, puppet, etc.
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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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Enable wifi monitor mode on Samsung Chromebook

I want to buy the Samsung Chromebook and use it with Ubuntu (12.10). I also want to play around with airmon-ng and thus want to use the wifi card in monitor mode. I didn't find any information if ...
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Smooth scrolling - where does it come from?

So, I've been dealing with Ubuntu and other Debian-based distros for a while and kinda like Crunchbang. But I've been also noticing that Ubuntu (as well as LMDE) comes with that fancy/nice/eyecandy ...
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domain 'ubuntu-hvm' does not exists, xen + ubuntu, hvm guest os installation problem

I am following the installation/setup instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/XenProposed to install ubuntu + xen. I was able to install a PV guest OS. However, when I got to the HVM guest ...
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Wrong number of 'clicks' from mouse & drops click and hold, then picks it up again

The issue I am experiencing is the same as the one in this post. This is happening on two different machines, using two different models of mice. While both mice are Logitech, one is a wireless ...
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Can /mnt/hgfs/'shared folder' be used as apache root?

I have an Ubuntu Server (12.04) running on my development machine. It is in a VM. I have succeeded with the task of setting up Apache2, MySQL, and PHP. I can access the server from my host browser ...
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Ubuntu no connection after reboot

I cannot connect to my system after a reboot. It's a virtual Ubuntu machine only accessible by SSH. There is a gmrl rescue system installed and I got access to the disk. The only thing I can find in ...
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Remove other linux installation on same hard disk

I have the following setup: [phil@thinkpad ~]$ lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 238,5G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 52,3G 0 part ├─sda2 8:2 0 111,8G 0 part ...
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Make bluetooth device invisible / disable incoming pairing

I am using the bluez package for my bluetooth usb dongle on ubuntu server. I want to be able to initiate bluetooth connection from the dongle to a device, however a device itself shall not be able to ...
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How do I use colors in the MOTD?

I edited the default /etc/update-motd.d/00-header, adding some color to make it easier to read: printf "Welcome to \e[1;34m%s\e[0m \e[2m(%s %s %s)\e[0m\n" "$DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION" "$(uname -o)" ...
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How do I get my wireless USB mouse working

My wireless USB mouse is not plugging and playing. This is my first time using linux (Ubuntu 12.04) and I'm trying to get a development environment going to learn to use the shell, Python, and other ...
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Driver is sometimes loaded, sometimes not

I was assigned an Ubuntu desktop with some stuff already on it. I did not reformat it, but attached a mini-PCI wireless card over a PCI to mini-PCI adapter. I manually built the madwifi driver and ...
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Install PLoP Bootmanager to GRUB2 on an HP 2000 Series to Dual-boot with Windows 7?

I know this sounds complicated, but how can I pull this off? So, basically after installing Ubuntu 14.04, it might have done some BIOS MOD or something because my PC lost the ability to boot from ...
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Tweak grub2 loader

I just dual booted with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I notice that when Windows goes to Hibernation mode, when I get out of hiberation mode and get to the GRUB loader, and choose Windows 7 it freezes. ...
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How does bash know how it is being invoked?

I've installed jailkit on Ubuntu 12.04 and I have set up a user's shell to /bin/bash - but when it is invoked it runs /etc/bash.bashrc instead of /etc/profile If you haven't used jailkit before ...
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CLI Video Driver for Ubuntu 10.04

I am running a Linaro Arm version of Ubuntu 10.04. I switched the runlevel to 1 which should be command line with no GUI but I am however being presented with a black screen with a blinking cursor on ...
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Global Keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu 14.04

I've just upgraded my distribution from 13.10 to 14.04, which seems to have broken global keyboard shortcuts. They are still present in the "Keyboard settings" as before. Although media keys are ...
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XFCE session fails to load when launched via LightDM

I have set up LightDM as the desktop manager on an ARM Ubuntu install (running with a chroot on an Android device) and this loads and works fine, however when I try to launch a Xfce session as a ...
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How do I run 32-bit programs on a 64-bit Debian/Ubuntu?

I have a 64-bit (amd64 a.k.a. x86_64) Debian or Ubuntu installation. I need to run 32-bit (i386/i686) programs occasionally, or to compile programs for a 32-bit system. How can I do this with a ...