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root partition getting full with nfs mounted directory

I am having one nfs volume, which is mounted on one of the directory of root partition. My problem is when I checked df -ha it adds up mounted directory file content as well. Following are my ...
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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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Create file in folder: permission denied

I'm a newbie in the GNU/Linux-Ubuntu world. I have a problem copying files to a directory on Ubuntu 12.04. I create a directory in the home directory so that the path where I want to copy to is: ...
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Why libpam-systemd run interactively on apt upgrade, even when specified force-confdef/force-confold

I upgrade my packages using aptitude, specifying the apt options --force-confdef and --force-confold. This generally works, but the package libpam-systemd (204-5ubuntu20.8, on Ubuntu 14.04) still ...
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Ubuntu runuser command?

I am creating a bash script that requires to run commands as a specific user. As a result I am using the command: runuser I have tested this script and it works perfectly in Ubuntu Server 14.10. ...
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How to show the tree view in left pane of Nautilus?

My question is similar to this one, however the answers provided are not sufficient. I'm a linux occasional user / learner, not having much background to understand what to do reading between the ...
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shutdown ubuntu server after 2 days at midnight

without using a cronjob how would I have a ubuntu server shutdown after 2 days (2880 minutes) at midnight? The essence of what I want to do is this: bash shutdown -r +2880 00:00 which would tell ...
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Creating users with groups in Ubuntu Server? [closed]

Typically when I create a new user in CentOS / Redhat with the command: useradd user The permissions that it is assigned to the user typically works fine. I believe everything is restricted to its ...
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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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How can I look up a username by id in linux?

The command id can be used to look up a user's uid, for example: $ id -u ubuntu 1000 Is there a command to lookup up a username from a uid? I realize this can be done by looking at the /etc/passwd ...
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ubuntu + how to install the patch command

Please advice how to install the patch command on Ubuntu Linux I download the following file , patch_2.6-2ubuntu1_amd64.deb ( from site - http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/patch ) But not clearly ...
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In Debian based systems, how do we purge configuration files of packages that have already been uninstalled?

To be more specific, I would like to do the equivalent of adding the --purge flag to the following command sudo apt-get autoremove --purge [package name] to packages that are no longer on the ...
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Black screen at boot with Mint and Ubuntu live CDs

I just bought an HP pavillion g6 laptop, with the hope of installing Linux on it. I have now tried both Linux Mint (my first choice) and Ubuntu, and both simply give me a black screen from the moment ...
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Installing mysql-server in vagrant bootstrap shell script (how to skip setup?)

I did try to install mysql-server on my Vagrant Ubuntu 12.04 LTS virtual machine. When I did so, the setup auto-starts. I can see this in the Vagrant output: While not mandatory, it is highly ...
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Cannot connect PC and Android through bluetooth

I want to create a simple client/server app using bluetooth. I want to use an android as client and a Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon 64 bit as server. I found and adapted this script : import os import ...
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Arch, Ubuntu: So what's the deal with libudev.so.0?

I'm interested in building Linux desktop apps with Web front-end technologies. Both platforms I've tried -- Chromium Embedded Framework/CEFPython, and Awesomium, seem to have a dependency on ...
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number of open files configuration not operational

Addressing an error of Too many open files I was attempting to follow the suggestions here Although /etc/sysctl.conf fs.file-max = 70000 vm.swappiness = 10 and /etc/security/limits.conf nginx ...
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Ubuntu user disappeared from machine

Unsolved mystery - I was given a coworker's Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS machine and set up my own (sudo/admin) user on there from the command line. I switched to my user (from his sudo/admin user) and ...
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org.eclipse.swt.SWTError: No more handles [gtk_init_check() failed] while running eclipse on ubuntu

I was trying to open eclipse in my ubuntu VM with the below commmand.. And as soon as I do that, I always get the below exception - ubuntu@username-dyn-vm1-48493:~$ eclipse Eclipse: An error has ...
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Switch Fn key state

I have this issue with Lenovo Thinkcentre Edge. Its keyboard has Fn key, which acts in my Ubuntu (with Fluxbox) as if it is always "active/pressed". I can't use standard F1-F12 keys unless I hold ...
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Accidentally deleted /bin/su

I was working in /bin on my Ubuntu system and ended up deleting su via a typing error while trying to do other editing. So now I have no way of swapping back and forth between users and root. I have ...
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“Package linux-image-3.5.0-44-generic is not installed” while installing quantal kernel

I am working on a Ubuntu Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.5.0-43-generic x86_64) machine. There are some packages that I need to install, and in order to be able to that, first I have to run apt-get ...
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java plugin does not work in chromium-browser (all possible attempts exhausted)

I was using google chrome browser on Ubuntu 12.04 machine, recently I needed to switch to chromium-browser. I am using the version that is available on the Ubuntu software centre. The problem is that ...
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What is wrong with this upstart script?

I use the following upstart script: description "myjob" # Start up when the system hits any normal runlevel, and # shuts down when the system goes to shutdown or reboot. start on filesystem or ...
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How do I get the wallpaper to fit the width of my dual monitor setup in ubuntu?

The wallpaper I'm using doesn't fit the exact dimensions of my monitors combined, so when I set the wallpaper option to span I get black bars on the far right and left with the image centered in the ...
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What to do if you accidentally delete /var/spool/mqueue

Due to a bug in another script, there were 1000's of mails in var/spool/mqueue. I read somewhere that one should delete /var/spool/mqueue to prevent the messages from being sent. Unfortunately, ...
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Triple-boot on Windows 7 machine with manual partition table, how to proceed?

I have a Dell Latitude E5440 laptop with Windows 7 64-bit Professional pre-installed on it. My aim is to have Fedora 20 64-bit with a stable kernel and Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit alongside Windows 7. I ...
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How to read the console output?

In "upstart" you can add the following line to your conf file: console output It seems my script is stopped / waiting. How can I see what has been written to the console. I have access only to the ...
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Understanding linux Bridging

I have started learning networking and recently been through bridging in Linux. Bridge in Linux could be set in two ways as far as I have got by reading on internet i.e. either by bridge-utils ...
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Long line wrapping in Nano

When editing an authorised_keys file in Nano, I want to wrap long lines so that I can see the end of the lines (i.e tell whose key it is). Essentially I want it to look like the output of cat ...
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Intel HD 4600 graphics card not supported in Linux Mint 17

I have just installed Linux Mint 17 on my desktop computer with a Intel HD 4600 graphics card. Unfortunately it only supports a low resolution of 1920 x 1200 which looks horrible in contrast to the ...
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SMBFS Mount suddenly stopped working. CIFS error

When I came in to work today, a mounted drive on our server suddenly had stopped working. In my /etc/fstab I have the following line: //172.22.64.50/Web/ /mnt/netapp smbfs ...
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Trying to SSH to local VM Ubuntu with putty

I have found similar questions in my searches here, but most of the answers are way above me at the moment, so here goes. I have set up a VM of Ubuntu server, have installed OpenSSH, and am now ...
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Set default editor for 'info coreutils' [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and have this in my .bash_profile: export EDITOR=/usr/bin/vim export VISUAL=/usr/bin/vim man respects this setting but info always opens in something else, nano or it's own ...
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API for Ubuntu Linux utility panel

I want to build an application that integrates with the top menu bar on Ubuntu. Where if you click the icon you get a dynamically created drop down menu. Everpad does this and here's an example of ...
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How to properly install Apache, MySQL, and PHP on Ubuntu 10.4

I have followed a guide on how to install Apache, MySQL, and PHP on my laptop running Linux (Ubuntu 10.4) It appears I have it installed correctly but when I am not sure. I followed this guide here: ...
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Intermittent, temporary freezing

I just got na SSD for my desktop, and decided I'd install Linux on it, for a change from Windows. The problem is, I've tried Ubuntu 14.04 and Fedora 20, and on both, in the install environment and ...
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Strange bash sytax error depending on sudo usage

I made this bash function to detect if the user running is actually logged in as root user and not using sudo by checking the uid + home directory of the user executing the command: #!/bin/bash set ...
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Greek dictionary in LibreOffice

I've installed LibreOffice Version: 4.3.3.2. On Calc, I try to write in Greek but the Spell Checking put a red line bellow every word. I went on Tools -> Spelling -> Options and add there the Greek ...
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Fedora 18 guest in VirtualBox 4.2: How to assign static IPv4 address to guest regardless of active ethernet interface on host

I have a Ubuntu 13.04 host running VirtualBox 4.2.12. This host has both a wired and a wireless network interface, but only one of which would usually be active at any given time. For example, at home ...
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Proper way of changing username in Ubuntu or any linux

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and made some customization. I will also make it a new iso which is customized ubuntu. What I want to ask is how can I change my username. There are plenty much configuration ...
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Network interface not registring ARP response

I have a server with two NIC and it's running Ubuntu Server 14.04. The first one is the interface "p3p1" and it's connected to the subnet 192.168.1.0/24 with the IP 192.168.1.100. The second one is ...
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high precision subsecond cronjob replacement

I am looking for a cron replacement which could run subsecond schedule, is there have any "still alive" project which serve this purpose? Currently running Ubuntu 14
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Mounting alternate devices (with different mount options) at the same mount point

I have a server (running Ubuntu 14.04) that has a hot-swap drive bay. I typically use the hot-swap bay to mount one of a bunch of loose hard disks that I shuttle large scientific datasets around on. ...
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Questions about behaviour of running LiveCD Linux after unmounting a CD-ROM

Could anyone explain what happens in system after unplugging CD-ROM during working with LiveCD session? Suppose that I'm using Ubuntu LiveCD and suddenly by accident the CD-ROM disconnect for a ...
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Adding multiple user with shell script on Ubuntu

Can someone help me in providing me the shell script for creating multiple users on Ubuntu. Password needs to be different for each user. Thanks in advance
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Tool to create recipe to preseed partitioning

I want to preseed an Ubuntu 12.04 installer using a custom partitioning recipe. My disk layout is reasonably complex, and so is the recipe syntax itself. Hand-crafting such a recipe seems tedious and ...
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Install Ubuntu live USB to USB or computer

I have a live USB with Ubuntu 14.04 with things I have installed and deleted, and preferences that I've changed on it, and am wondering if it's possible to install Ubuntu onto either another USB, or ...
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Nmap script execution to detect heartbleed is failing

Wanting to setup Nmap on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS system to detect HeartBleed vulnerability. I followed the instructions here: ...
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Restarting youtube-dl

I feel like this should be a really simple thing to do, but I don't know how to do it. I recently updated the config file for youtube-dl and I also upgraded to the latest version. The update message ...