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Recover file from previous installation? [duplicate]

I recently wiped an old ubuntu server of mine and installed debian, but i forgot to backup a very important file. I know there is a chance that the computer has already wrote over the file, but what ...
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Why there are two different shadow files preset in /etc [duplicate]

I am running ubuntu 12.04 on rackspace cloud. Somehow it has two shadow files /etc/shadow /etc/shadow- I know about the first being used for password protection but where second came from ? Can it ...
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unable to run bash as new user on an ubuntu docker container

i have a docker container and i am trying to enable sshd and log in with a new user rag. it appears that as user 'rag' i am not able to execute /bin/bash. i am not sure why. i cannot figure out ...
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Grub: can't enter Windows 7

I want to install ubuntu using easyBCD and ubuntu ISO file, after some configuration, I set the default boot to Grub instead of windows7. But I forgot to run command sudo umount –l /isodevice to ...
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how to bootup/reboot in verbose mode?

I have Ubuntu 14.04TLS. How can I permanently change grub to switch to verbose mode on bootup/reboot so I can see the rolling text? I would like to make this change stick. Thanks!
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Ubuntu: Restore not printed document from browser cache

I was at work today faced with a situation where I have to prove that I did not make a mistake. Without going into detail, yesterday I generated an important document which was to be printed. For ...
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Are there network connections that don't use the WiFii card or the Ethernet port?

I see many connections like when I use netstat, are they all to the internet? Are there any connections to the internet or other things that aren't forthcoming? I guess what I'm asking is what does ...
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Why doesn't Ubuntu use capabilities on ping?

After running, $ ls -l /bin/ping -rwsr-xr-x 1 root root 34740 Nov 5 2012 /bin/ping I wonder, why doesn't Ubuntu use capabilities (i.e. raw sockets) rather than setuid?
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Why do we use double hyphen in “tar --anchored” and single hyphen in “tar -b”? [duplicate]

Why do we use double hyphen in tar --anchored and single hyphen in tar -b? I mean to say why some command line options have single hyphen (-) while some others have double (--)? Also a git example: ...
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USB drive stopped working

My USB pen drive (A-data UE700 64GB) suddenly stopped working. I tested it on few PCs (every one with Linux) and it doesn't work on any of them. The device isn't even mounted. It used to work alright ...
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elementary os on ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop I tried to install Pantheon desktop enviroment because I tried it on the elementary os before and I liked it but the last version of elementary os is ...
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ActiveMQ doesn't start on Ubuntu 14.04

One of the packages which seems to be plagued with problems is activemq. After installing it, it's necessary to enable one of the queues with a simple symlink: sudo ln -s ...
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Set Ubuntu System Proxy Settings without Restart from commandline

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 . I want to change the http proxy settings from the command line. This should be equivalent to changing in the GUI(All Settings->Network->Network Proxy) and clicking the button ...
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How to write/edit/update the OsIndications efi variable from command line?

In the need to enter the UEFI firmware setup utility while using ultra fast boot (keyboard drivers are not loaded during POST), I wish to write to the "Os Indications" efi variable. My OS is Ubuntu ...
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How to set up Motion to access my copied config file?

As suggested in this tutorial I made a copy of the Motion configuration file in my home folder under ~/.motion/motion.conf . But Motion then still tries to access the config-file under ...
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Unable to install bsddb185, Python library for opening Berkeley DB version 1.85 files on Ubuntu

I am writing a python program that makes use of some legacy Berkeley DB 1.85 files. Unfortunately I am unable to install the bsddb185 Python package, either for Python version 2.x and for Python 3. ...
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Ubuntu How to re-install bootloader

I accidently altered my partition table. Somehow I wiped it out completely and changed the disk label. The system has not been rebooted yet and I managed to rebuild it the way it originally was using ...
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how to close ports with no process attachedto it

how do you close ports if there are not processes attached to it? I used to run an application and they're using this ports previously for some reason the application crashed but if i restart the ...
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many many dpkg errors while upgrading

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, newly upgraded from 12.04. I was trying to upgrade my software, but it is showing many, many dpkg errors regarding texlive-*. When I type following command: sudo apt-get ...
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Setting up VGA Passthrough on Ubuntu with KVM : error no iommu_group for device qemu-system-x86_64

I'm trying to configure the VGA Passthrough on the Debian SID because I want to use Debian on the first monitor and Windows 7/8 on the other one. I have tried with XEN and with KVM but in both case I ...
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Print job “Held for authentication”

Following the instructions here, I have installed a Samba print server on an ARM-based Udoo-quad running Udoobuntu 12.04 LTS. The Samba server is working, and (after setting guest ok = yes in the ...
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Static IP addressing issue in Ubuntu on BeagleBoneBlack Rev C

I have my BBB configured to use a static IP address using the following in the file /etc/network/interfaces: allow-hotplug eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.0.1 netmask ...
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why are there links to links in system directories?

For example, the executable emacs: lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 23 Jun 9 2012 /usr/bin/emacs -> /etc/alternatives/emacs llrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 Jun 9 2012 /etc/alternatives/emacs -> ...
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Should I install npm in Kubuntu?

I am using Kubuntu. I am looking into installing a plugin to help in javascript. This seems to be good jshint but it mention npm install What is this? My understanding is that in Kubuntu I should only ...
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Compile source with later libraries on one server and use the binary on an older server

I may have a noob question regarding the compiling software from source. I need the latest libpcre3-dev library to compile a software from source, however, the current distribution of the OS (Ubuntu) ...
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Issues With ARIA2C and basic auth- WGET working

I'm having some issues getting aria2c working with basic http auth. Wget works perfectly, but I'd like to use arias multi-threading features !!link!! = https://www.site.com/directory/name Command ...
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controlling module loading order using a shell script or systemd(fedora) service?

Using Ubuntu 12.04 with systemd(default). I have a broadcom 4312 wireless card which needs "wl" driver and broadcom NIC which uses "b44" "ssb" modules. now, the problem is, at boot the wireless card ...
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Terminal won't go back to prompt after launching app [closed]

I'm running elementary OS Luna (based on Ubuntu 12.04) on which I've installed Okular as I consider it to be the best PDF reader even if it's meant primarily for KDE. The issue is this, I need to use ...
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File not found: Beautiful Soup

I am trying to run a program that I downloaded in Ubuntu latest version, but I continue getting an error everytime I try to run the program. It says: File Not Found: BeautifulSoup So in order to ...
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Owner of directory set to 518?

I recently installed some PHP site on a server for a customer. A guy calls me up and tells me he can't seem to upload to the img directory. I went in and took a look at the owner of said directory. ...
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Serving webpages with Apache on Ubuntu server

I've set up an old machine running Ubuntu server 13.1. I can access it remotely with webmin and I was able to install apache that way. What I would like to be able to do is to put web pages and be ...
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Disable processor speed changes on AC vs battery [closed]

My Toshiba Satellite L300 laptop freezes when I plug in the AC power cord. The problem is, whenever the processor goes in power management or downclocks, the system freezes and shows colorful ...
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Using upstart with stop unknown instance

I'm just getting into upstart so i wrote a very basic script just to print to log file called: vm-service.conf that I put in /etc/init: description "Virtual Images" author "Me" start on ...
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Error with gedit can't save any file

meraj@meraj-SATELLITE-C850-A785:~$ sudo gedit /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini (gedit:16243): Gtk-WARNING **: Calling Inhibit failed: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name ...
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Linux, wine && Lineage

I'm trying start Lineage Interlude client under: $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty ...
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Startup script with LSB headers not working correctly (dependency problem)?

I am creating a startup script for my Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS server. The script need to be run after the Rabbit MQ server. The Rabbit MQ startup script says it provides "rabbitmq-server". So I put this ...
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installing synaptic package manager from outside the repos

I have been facing some problems in installing software with ubuntu software center, due to the fact that I have not been able to run no proxy for the whole system, I have tried all methods prescribed ...
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Django can not connect to MySQL database over ubuntu 10.04

I am newbie in Django. I got a simple Django 1.3.* project, i would like to run it over my localhost. I installed all necessary modules like: python-mysqldb, rptz etc... I have ubuntu 10.04 ...
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mounting/converting v2i image in linux

Is it possible to mount a v2i image in linux? Is there any mount.v2i program? Or is there any convertion tool to convert v2i image to something else like iso ? How can i Mount/Convert a v2i image? ...
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Top forest view with filter, can I include all children?

If I'm using top in "forest" mode (V) and I restrict by PID (o PID=12345), can I also get top to show all the child processes in the same view? Ubuntu, top from procps-ng version 3.3.9
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - USB 3.0 Low Output or not working

I have a problem with my laptop. Since I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in dual boot, my two USB 3.0 don't work anymore. Maybe you need to know: My Laptop has 2*USB 2.0 and 2*USB 3.0. One of the USB ...
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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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Accessing file from the Windows host in a VirtualBox virtual machine

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 as the guest operating system in a VirtualBox virtual machine. The host runs Windows 8 (24GB). I want to access a folder of the host inside the guest. Since the source is ...
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How to copy-merge two directories?

I have two directories images and images2 with this structure in Linux: /images/ad /images/fe /images/foo ... and other 4000 folders and the other is like: /images2/ad /images2/fe ...
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How can I tease Sonicwall ?

In my college, I can't use the web, because they use Sonicwall network firewalls How can I tease it? For I use all websites in my college? Please see the result when I access a website blocked ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 and CentOS 7.0

Problem in installing Ubuntu after CentOS 7.0: I have a laptop with a hard disk around 170Gb. After installing CentOS 7.0 I tried to install the Ubuntu 14.04 alongside with the CentOS 7.0. The 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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nVidia fail after update

I have a 64-bit computer with Ubuntu 14.04, Gnome and nVidia. I had the official drivers from nVidia installed, all working perfectly, even Steam games. I did a reboot after a recent update and the ...
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Logrotate no longer reads symlinked configuration file due to non-root ownership

We are currently upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS on our ruby on rails application servers, and have noticed that the log files are no longer rotating. On both machines we have a file ...
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How to setup a scanner in crouton chroot?

I have ubuntu 12.04 installed on my hp chromebook using crouton but I'm not sure how to access a usb device from inside the chroot. I'm trying to access a brother DS-720D scanner with xsane. From ...