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How to mount VMware-tools cdrom inside a VM

I know this should be easy, but I'm having a hell of a time figuring out where the vmware tools cdrom is (for instance it's not /dev/cdrom) and so I can't figure out how to mount it. I'm on Kali ...
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How to permanently update /run/network/ifstate [closed]

I had a system (ubuntu server 14.04) installed on a machine with only 1 NIC. I moved the hard drive to one where there is two. I can properly configure my network, but each time I edit ...
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Unable to create a multiboot usb stick with MultiSystem

I installed multisystem on Ubuntu 14.04 for multiboot usb. When I start the MultiSystem GUI, it shows me the USB device being mounted on /media/usb0, but when I select and hit confirm, I get the error ...
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Mount a filesystem read-only, and redirect writes to RAM?

Is it possible to mount a loopback file as read-only, and redirect all writes to RAM?
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Jingle CLI client / Jitsi replacement / VOIP

I am looking for a Jingle client for the command line. Currently, I use Jitsi, but my dreams of not needing the GUI for more than just web-browsing are not realized due to my reliance on this ...
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xorg.conf XkbOption ignored for terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp to restart X

I want Ctrl+Alt+Bksp to restart X, so I created an xorg.conf rule: /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/53-zap.conf: Section "ServerFlags" Option "DontZap" "false" EndSection Section "InputClass" ...
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Create persistent process without inittab

I have a virtual server running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64 and I want to create a persistent process that restarts with the system and when it crashes. To do that, I've added the following lines to the ...
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Wifi driver on Kernel 4.x

I've upgrade my kernel from 3.19 to 4.1.5 but the Wifi driver don't work. Does anyone know how I can make it work? I've tried a few methods but it doesn't work. First method I've tried was to try ...
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Ubuntu full list of available services

This question is very similar to this one: List of available services For my specific case, I'm wondering if there is a specific command to show the full list of services under Ubuntu. I did run a ...
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Why is ubuntu based on unstable debian and how is it affect stability? [duplicate]

First of all hello. I have this thought since i've seen ubuntu is based on unstable debian.Is this affect stability or is ubuntu fixes the issues that is come from unstable debian ?
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Writing a basic shell script [duplicate]

I'm using a cluster and I want to write a start up script to run the commands I have to run at the beginning of every session. My script looks like this #!/bin/sh module add apps/COPASI module add ...
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How can I add an external CD/DVD writer ?

I want to add an external CD/DVD writer to my Ubuntu 14.04 system (System 76 Ratel): the writers in my local electronics store have USB interfaces, and the drives are advertised as windows and mac ...
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logdump -i<Inode#> gives partial information

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.2 (x64). While running the logdump -i<> command, i only get three lines of output. It stays the same even if I use the terminal as a root user. The file system is ext4.
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Networking of a new ip?

So I was trying to forward my new ip address, but It completely messed up the networking of the entire box, does anyone know how I could get this to work? The ips are correct, just do not know about ...
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Low display resolution Ubuntu Gnome remix 12.10

I'm running Ubuntu Gnome remix 12.10 and it can't recognize my display. My HW is: Intel i3 3225 with HD 4000 onboard / is on a OCZ Vertex 4 SSD display is an old IBM Thinkvision with vga connector ...
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Switching from Ubuntu: What is software support like for other distros? [closed]

I'm about to reformat my laptop and am considering trying a new Linux distro. Ubuntu was my first Linux OS, and I chose it because it seemed to have the most support and documentation for different ...
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Docker container not able to ping host

I am following this tutorial https://docs.docker.com/articles/networking/#between-containers I have used following commands $ sudo brctl addbr bridge0 $ sudo ip addr add 192.168.0.160/24 dev ...
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Xen ERROR Couldn't find xen kernel for Ubuntu tree

xen-4.2 running on server with multiple CentOS running guest, But when i am trying to install Ubuntu i got following error. How do i install Ubuntu on CentOS Xen Server? [root@example ~]# ...
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How do I set up dual monitor wallpaper (Ubuntu/NVIDIA)?

On Ubuntu 10.4 with NVIDIA drivers I have dual monitors setup with TwinView. How do I configure a single wallpaper to span both monitors? Right now the same wallpaper is replicated on both monitors. ...
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My ext4 partition is corruption-prone possibly because of suspend

I'm using an encrypted ext4 main partition on a Lenovo i7 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, currently using the 3.13.0-53-generic x86_64 kernel. After running for multiple weeks without shutting down ...
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How build of ASUS Merlin firmware

I'm trying to build newest ASUS-Merlin firmware on Ubuntu. My build fails with: make[7]: Entering directory `/root/asuswrt-merlin/release/src/router/lighttpd-1.4.29/src' /bin/bash ../libtool ...
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Start application as root at boot time on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm working in Ubuntu 14.04 I have an C++ application which I have compiled. I get the executable which name is "program". Well the thing is that this program use opencv and sockets then if I try to ...
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unmet dependencies on old Ubuntu version (10.10)

I'm trying to install git on an old Ubuntu machine (Ubuntu 10.10, Maverick). But i get the following errors: sudo apt-get install git Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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umask permission - where it work, where it doesn't - ftp vs scp

Src = SJOAM Dest = sjoam2 Connecting to a ftp server, get a file from it. On ftp server side. [oracle@SJOAM ~]$ ls -l total.zip -rwxrwxr-x. 1 oracle oinstall 412 Aug 8 09:03 total.zip On ...
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Need Help to locate the GRUB FILE..!

I know this question has been discussed multiple times but my solution is no where in any one of those. So my apologies for writing such a post again but i am really out of my wits. My system is ...
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Grub2 lost in new Linux distro install

So, I really need some help. Recently I was using a dual boot machine on the same hard drive. I had Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu GNOME 14.04. When I installed Ubuntu on top of my Windows install, I didn't ...
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Add disks to encrypted LVM partition

If I increase my current encrypted (dm-crypt)LVM partition by adding another disk to it, is the new disk also encrypted or do I need to setup dm-crypt on it as well?
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Hide all open windows on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Is it possible to have a button on the side bar to hide every open window on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?
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Finding files that use the most disk space

Is it possible to list the largest files on my hard drive? I frequently use df -H to display my disk usage, but this only gives the percentage full, GBs remaining, etc. I do a lot of data-intensive ...
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How to install oracle11gr2 on ubuntu 15.04?

I am working with this tutorial. But i got this error on step 5: Package libtiff4 is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been ...
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Can't get grub to boot windows 7 partition. “error: invalid EFI file path”

I have an "HP pavilion 7008tx dv7" laptop. It came bundled with Windows 7 and has two 1TB HHD and an 32G SSD. Here is the output form "sudo parted -l": Model: ATA TOSHIBA MQ01ABD1 (scsi) Disk ...
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Error while importing Compiz profile from Terminal

File name : import.py #!/usr/bin/python import sys import compizconfig #The last input on the command line will be the path to save the file to. savefile=sys.argv[-1] ...
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UEFI - Installing Ubuntu on MeegoPad

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14 on a MeegoPad device. MeegoPad has Windows 8.1 pre-installed. Through the BIOS, I can change the boot priority between Windows 8.1 and UEFI. Setting UEFI as primary ...
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Ubuntu is running slow

I'm not sure since when it became slow, but I think after I did apt-get update. Here's my machine details: I can see from the system monitor that the CPU is working hard specially when I run Chrome ...
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No ttyUSB when connecting USB-RS485 to Beaglebone Black

I'm trying to connect a externally powered board to control the motors of a robot to my BeagleBone Black. I'm using ssh over USB(the mini-usb) to control the Beaglebone from my laptop. The BBB is ...
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Access webserver on Ubuntu guest VM from Windows host on virtualbox

I am running a webserver on a Ubuntu guest. How do I let a browser on the Windows host to access the webserver on Ubuntu guest? I am running Windows 7 as host and Ubuntu 15.05 as guest on virtualbox ...
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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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i am getting conflict error when trying to run the following code of read write locks using pthreads [migrated]

Here is the code for my program incr_rwlock1.c /* include main */ #include "unpipc.h" #include "pthread_rwlock.h" /* our implementation header */ #define MAXNTHREADS 100 int ...
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XBMC crash after selecting “play”. Ubuntu 14.04 and 13.0 gotham. Link to crashlog

I have a brand new machine with fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying to run Gotham 13.0 on it. I've already added the restricted multimedia codecs (just in case) to Ubuntu. sudo apt-get ...
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Unmet dependencies when installing mtrack

I'm trying to install mtrack on Ubuntu 14.04 on my macbook pro: sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-mtrack But I get unmet dependencies: The following packages have unmet dependencies. ...
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start-stop-daemon, services, environment variables, and ansible

So, I have a Java program that runs Ansible. I'd like to run this program as a service. I've written a service script in /etc/init.d that uses start-stop-daemon to run/stop the Java program. I've run ...
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'ImportError: No module named _struct' error when managing packages

I'm running elementary OS 0.2 (based on Ubuntu 12.04) and starting today I'm seeing a weird error when attempting to install/upgrade packages. Just now for example I did a: sudo apt-get update ...
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DPKG error when installing puppetserver

I want to install Puppet 4.2 on a Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty and when installing puppetserver through apt-get I get the following error near the end of the installation: dpkg: error processing archive ...
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Installed Linux, now Windows doesn't boot anymore

I had a working Windows 8.1 which I used regularly. Today I needed Linux, so I chose Ubuntu and installed it from a bootable flash drive alongside Windows. Everything worked well, I could choose which ...
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Use shared libraries in /usr/local/lib

I have build some libraries from sources, and the files after make install are in /usr/local/lib For example, in my case I have the file libodb-2.2.so which is in this directory. However when I ...
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Difference between two linux machines

I have two machines and I am trying to see which one is more powerful machines. I can check memory and cpu but not sure how to understand other things from lscpu: Here is machineA "lscpu" result: ...
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gdb attach question

When using gdb to attach to the process. It shows that Could not attach to process. If your uid matches the uid of the target process, check the setting of /proc/sys/kernel/yama/ptrace_scope, ...
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Multiple here documents in a bash script to drop in and out of sudo is causing error “Sessions still open, not unmounting”

I'm attempting to write a setup script that I can run on multiple machines to run a bunch of installers (requires sudo) but also do things like pull down a git repo (I want to run that as the normal ...
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Check services running on the server and restart them if they have stopped?

I am trying to write a python script which shows me the services which are running on my server. The thing is that mongodb keeps going down on the server and each time it happens I have to manually ...
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Why is my /etc/hosts file not being read?

My /etc/hosts file looks like this: # Your system has configured 'manage_etc_hosts' as True. # As a result, if you wish for changes to this file to persist # then you will need to either # a.) make ...