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How to choose the adequate Linux distribution for a given hardware set up? [closed]

We all have a common issue whereby there is an old PC lying around and we want to revive it using a secure Linux distro (vs. using the un-updated native OS, likely Windows) that is both user-friendly ...
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kernel event listener

I wonder if there is something similar to an event listener in UNIX that a program can subscribe to? Specifically I want to know: Start and end times of a user session Start and end of the ...
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Reading Ubuntu installed magazines

I installed a digital edition of a magazine from the Ubuntu Software Center. But how do I read it? Is there an accessory tool to access it?
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how to know the use of my applications?

I want to know how long my programs have been used. For example if I use my web browser I want to know the start and the close time to obtain a total of use time. Basically I want to know when an ...
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Installing Dummynet on Linux Ubuntu

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm trying to install dummynet. I cannot however find a tutorial for Ubuntu. I've tried to follow this tutorial http://goo.gl/ZzKrpk however I get an error when making a kernel ...
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Remove an IPTable Rule

I'm having troubles removing this ipables rule in Ubuntu: $ iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -p tcp --dport 80 -j REDIRECT --to-port 3128 I've tried using the -D attribute but with no success. How can ...
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How to inactive Wire Lan Connection when have not physical connection

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I work at Company, I usually use Wire Lan Connection and set static IP. But, but when at Home, I usually use Wireless Lan Connection and IP information is provided by ...
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Can not execute restart networking service on Ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I try type sudo /etc.init.d/networking restart but no output's displayed and no action excuted.
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Downloading Debian packages (for a Crunchbang install) on a Ubuntu computer

I'm trying to get the ethernet drivers on a Lenovo T440s to work, more specifically I'm trying to get the intel e1000e ethernet installed. To do that I need the build-essential package first, but that ...
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Writing a shell script in Ubuntu to process several layers as a single animated GIF file [duplicate]

I am an Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS 32-bit user and I would like to automate the process of opening several PNG images as layers then saving these layers as a single animated GIF file in the GUI of GIMP. My ...
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inotifywait different action on file or dir

I'm trying to make a inotifywait script take different actions for files vs folders if it sees a close_write flag being raised in the watched directory, but cannot seem to get the checks working. In ...
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Proper location to install services

I originally posted this question over on AskUbuntu but it didn't get any traction so I'll ask here. In ubuntu or linux in general is there a "correct" location to install services that you download ...
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Add poweroff to startup script

Yes, as the title says I want to add poweroff to startup script /etc/rc.local (Ubuntu). It sounds odd or silly, the reason is I want to tease my friend for few minutes. I didn't tried it up to now. ...
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Is there a way to manipulate lines in logcheck rules before sending?

There are a few cases, such as netfilter logs, where it would be great if I could send the report logcheck is about to send through a filter. logcheck(8) doesn't seem to describe anything like this, ...
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UEFI - Linux Mint Boot from USB Doesn't work

I'm running Linux Mint (only OS other than in VirtualBox) and wanting to remove it. I've created a Live USB of Windows 8 using Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool - Yes, I know it says Windows 7 but I've ...
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Is it possible to stop specific BIND Log messages from being logged?

I have setup a BIND DNS server and a munin monitoring system which is configured to monitor BIND as well. The OS is Ubuntu Server 12.04.4 and the BIND version coming with it is 9.8.1-P1. Munin runs ...
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bring up ubuntu desktop x11 forwarding

I've been using rhel for a few years and when I want to bring up the desktop over x11, I use gnome-session. I'm new to Ubuntu and I was wondering what the equivalent of gnome-session was for Ubuntu? I ...
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Transfer all messages of thunderbird with windows 7 to thunderbird ubuntu 14.04?

How can I transfer all messages and contacts of thunderbird with windows 7 to thunderbird ubuntu 14.04? I know that have a free app called mozbackup. But it don't works with linux. There a way ...
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closing the unwanted file descriptors

I am trying to understand how pipes work . This code snippet is from some website . So my understanding of the program goes like this : When we do pipe(fd) then fd[0]=3 and fd[0]=4 ( assuming only ...
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it takes too long to connect to ssh server

I've got two VMs with arch linux and debian (running under virtual box). Not long ago, it started to take a lot of time connecting to arch VM over ssh. The first time after a while, successive ...
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XFS Tracing with Ftrace

I use a disk drive formatted with xfs.My OS is Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS (kernel 3.11.0-22-generic). I would like to use ftrace (e.g.,trace-cmd record -e xfs\*) but under ...
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“error while loading shared libraries: libopenal.so.1” while installing Drox Operative [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Drox Operative on a laptop I just converted to running Ubuntu, and I'm getting this error whenever I try to run the game: sudo ./DroxOperative./DroxOperative: error while ...
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Ubuntu - Booting black screen with purple border

After the installation of Ubuntu, when I try to boot a black screen with a purple box appears without let me see the GRUB menu. Then the screen becomes black and Ubuntu starts booting. Ubuntu is the ...
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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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Ubuntu live CD keeps on going back to the choice screen

I had Ubuntu installed before, but then I decided to switch to Windows 7. I deleted all of the partitions and formatted the drive (via the Windows installation disk). Windows works fine, but now I ...
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Edit Ubuntu ISO

Maybe some of you know how to add apps to an Android ROM before it is installed (put them in /system/app). So I wanted to know if there is any way to configure an Ubuntu ISO this easy. I want to add ...
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How can I configure two mails for two different users in Ubuntu

I am struggling with configuring two mails for two different users in Ubuntu. Like if I login with User1 then whenever I use the command mail, it should send mail from user1@gmail.com. And when User2 ...
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Why not download KDE libraries?

I am installing an Ubuntu VM and wanted a good integrated development environment for C/C++. A simple Google search pointed me at this question that recommends Eclipse, KDevelop, and others. On the ...
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Auto-login using nodm and ecrpytfs on the home folder

I am trying to secure a Linux system to prevent offline access to the home directory (i.e. someone takes the HDD and mounts it on their system), which I've done with ecryptfs. I use nodm which boots ...
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UFW is blocking DNS

I am configuring the security in my server. For easier the manage at the firewall, I installed the UFW. I did some settings in the UFW and I allowed some ports. Therefor when I enabled it the DNS ...
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Create a deb package from difference between two images

I am maintaining an Ubuntu server image as a development environment with several deployments. If my base image changes - install a package, modify conf files, etc - I am manually patching the new ...
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Elementary OS dual sound output problem

Good afternoon guys. I recently installed Elementary OS on HP desktop-pc. Things appears to be working just fine, except that when I plug-in my headphones, I can still hear the sound coming from my ...
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Displaying server information at login prompt (Ubuntu)

I'm wondering if there's a way to customize the Ubuntu server login prompt. Currently it shows the following: Ubuntu 13.10 fw tty1 fw login: _ I know there's /etc/motd for the message of the day, ...
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Installing systemtap 2.3 on ubuntu precise

If I install systemtap using apt-get on ubuntu precise, I get systemtap 1.6. Building it from source is proving to be complicated as it requires kernel headers. Is there an easy way to install ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hard drive partitioning help wanted

I'm in need of some assistance with manual partitioning from the Ubuntu 14.04 install GUI. I'm trying to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. I have a 60GB SSD as that I want all my OS files ...
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Why can't I create an LVM RAID1 or mirror volume?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and have just added 2 new hard drives into my server. The idea being that I would create a volume group that would include them and create a bunch of logical volumes on them ...
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Can’t figure out Samba file share permissions as needed.

I’m in the final project class for my degree and my group has to have a Linux server that supports a Windows environment. With the files in the file share need to be read only, can be edited and then ...
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Install a different version of Maven from the one provided by Ubuntu

I would like to install a package on Ubuntu 10.04.4 but would like to not use the one available in the one repository that I get when I do: apt-cache policy ${package} I would actually like to ...
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How to Install Oracle Java7 in Ubuntu13.04

I am trying to install Java 7 in Ubuntu 13.04 using this tutorial. Preparing your system First you need to remove openjdk for this run the following command from your terminal sudo apt-get ...
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How to display the time of sadf in epoch format

I have a problem in sadf between ubuntu and centos. The thing is how the date is displayed in both. Ubuntu: root@db1:/usr/local/nagios/libexec/nrpe_local# sadf | head -10 ...
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unable to install KDE on Ubuntu 13.04

I am unable to install KDE on my Ubuntu 13.04.It gives me the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: kde-standard : Depends: kde-plasma-desktop (>= ...
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daemon causes problem to the device [closed]

Currently I am working on one hardware device and we are calling it as a Unit (there are about 100 units). This Unit is built on Ubuntu 12.04. There is one daemon called dispaly_msg which is used ...
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Linux Terminal SSH Username Change

I want to connect via ssh to my Ubuntu server from my Linux PC. Xterm uses my Linux PC username for the login. I've another username on the server. It's not the same name like on my Linux PC. How can ...
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Iptables in linux

Please explain me the use of bold character below iptables -A INPUT -i eth0 -p tcp --dport 443 -m state --state NEW,ESTABLISHED -j ACCEPT -A -i -p -m state --state -j
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How to checkpoint using CRIU on ubuntu 14?

I tried to install CRIU in ubuntu 14.04 Desktop. When I used $ sudo ./criu check , it showed Error (cr-check.c:268): fdinfo doesn't contain the mnt_id field And when I tried to checkpoint ...
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davmail and JAVA INSTALLED MANUALLY

I'm trying to install davmail, I've already install JAVA manually (tar.gz file). After trying with the ppa:webupd8team repo and not having good results. Had to clean a lot of files packages and so ...
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multiple ftp user sharing common home directory

I want to setup like mentioned, where I can create multiple ftp users with having same home directory. What I have tried so far, Created new user with pointing to the directory of ftp user as home, ...
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How do I know all IP related to the wireless LAN in ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

How I know all IP on my LAN Wireless using ubuntu 14.04
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Where to check battery state and set CPU governor/performance level during boot?

My laptop supports setting a "performance level" (normal, overclock or silent) that influences the CPU clock rate and fan speed beyond the usual CPU governor setting. The level is set to "normal" by ...
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How are the different kernel naming schemes relate?

I am running Ubuntu 13.10 with the Kernel 3.8.0-030800-generic downloaded from http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.8-raring/ When I want to run for example turbostat or cpupower ...