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bash: /etc/bash.bashrc: Permission denied whenever I open a terminal

On Ubuntu 13.10, when I open a new terminal, I sometimes get the following output on the terminal: bash: /etc/bash.bashrc: Permission denied However, the permissions should be fine: >ls -l ...
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Is it possible to limit the set of English locales on a system?

On Debian and Ubuntu is it possible to limit the locales which have to be configured? I know that /var/lib/locales/supported.d/local and /var/lib/locales/supported.d/en govern which locales are being ...
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Samba Tuning (Very low data transfer rates)

I have been trying to tune my Samba server for a while now and have had very little luck. At first I thought it could have had something to do with my router but recently purchased a new one with ...
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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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virtualbox - existing folder in ubuntu as shared folder

I have some existing directory in virtualbox running ubuntu, and would like to make this folder a shared folder in virtualbox, so that the host OS, will see it. The end goal is to use git in the host ...
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Multithreading in Mail server (Postfix)

I need to perform multithreading on postfix mail server. I read about POSIX multithreading but could it be linked to postfix smtp server and if yes then how? System Specification: ubuntu 14.04 LTS and ...
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Directory appears as file?

So we copied some photos in a directory across to a NTFS partition last night, and they were viewable from ubuntu. Today the directory is not accessible from Windows, and when we booted back into ...
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Automatically update hwclock at boot

We're having a small issue with our Beagle Bone Blacks. Since they do not come with a RTC battery, when they lose power, the hardware clock gets messed up. I need a simple and clean way of syncing the ...
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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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Directory permissions for web server

Hi all I'm fairly new to permissions in a web server environment so please bear with me. I'm experiencing a problem (I believe) having to do with permissions to a directory on my server. The file ...
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hard drive formatted while Linux setup, lost partitions

I have installed Ubunto 14.04 on sda1. but after the installation finished, all the partitions are gone . I have important data on sda5 , and when I run the following command : sudo fdisk -l in the ...
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Disconnect of primary OpenLDAP freezes network

I am running two Ubuntu 12.04 LTS systems, one physical one virtual, configured as primary/secondary. Physical - Primary LDAP, Secondary DNS/DHCP Virtual - Secondary LDAP, Primary DNS/DHCP ...
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Error while booting Ubuntu 14.04 - setterm: $TERM is not defined

Yesterday I restarted my Notebook with Ubuntu 14.04 and got the following error message in between the login-screen and the loaded user interface. Error found when loading /etc/profile setterm: ...
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Bad resolution (max 1024x768) ElementaryOS (Ubuntu)

I installed Ubuntu (Elementary OS) a week ago and the resolution was always max 1024x768, but I want 1920x1080. I have searched in the internet for solutions, but I didn't find working ones. I tried ...
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Server login attempts NOT blocked after configuring fail2ban

So, I installed (and configured) fail2ban on three Ubuntu VPS servers. I configured (imo) a maximum of 3 failed login attempts (via Putty as Root) within 2 minutes. Then I restarted the fail2ban ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 boots into wrong virtual console

If I turn on my PC with Ubuntu 12.04, then it displays information from seventh virtual console. It is also the one where X server should be started. Last messages I see in seventh virtual console ...
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Playing or converting .dv4 files in Linux

I need to find a way to playback a number of .dv4 files on Ubuntu 12.04 and Fedora 20, possibly after having converted them to a more conventional format. So far I have managed to convert the files ...
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Mouse and keyboard not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I updated my Ubuntu Linux to 14.04 and now the mouse and keyboard don't work in the login screen. I tried re-installing grub from a Live USB, but it's still not working. I would really appreciate your ...
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keep getting broken pipe when ssh

I'm using Ubuntu 14 LTS with two machines. When I ssh into the remote machine, I keep getting pipe broken after une minute or two, and in my ssh client I set up the keepalive already. This happens ...
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how to build uuid ossp for postgres on ubuntu 14 installing openbravo

I am facing problem while executing the ant install.source command. SQL is working fine it's just a single error that i am facing is **> SQL Command failed with: ERROR: could not access file ...
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Broken iSSD on motherboard freezes Ubuntu 14.04

I have an Asus UX32VD laptop which has a primary harddrive where the OS is installed and a small iSSD of 24GB on the motherboard which is not used for anything. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 ...
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Limit access to a single host

I have two 2 hosts (A and B), each with a single network interface, directly connected to a 3G router, via the LAN ports. I've configured both host A and B gateway to point to the 3G router. However, ...
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Run windows local program from remote linux

I'm trying to run a python script on a remote linux machine accessed by SSH from my local Windows machine. The script contains a loop where for all files in a directory it's going to go to a certain ...
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Is there any way to install MySQL 5.1 and PHP 5.3 on Centos 7

Is there any way to install MySQL 5.1 and PHP 5.3 on Centos 7. I researched a lot but could not find any link which gives step by step procedure. Can someone please give me steps to be followed to ...
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Is there a way to auto turn-on Ubuntu?

Like a command line or a small piece of software I know that there are many ways to auto-shutdown, but I'm concerned about auto-turn-on.
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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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Updating Linux Server from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04

I have three VPS Linux machines running on Ubuntu 13.10 (with Nginx1.6). I want (need) to upgrade to ubuntu 14.4 for several reasons. On these servers I have company software running like JIRA, ...
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tmux / screen ctrl+arrow (left right) doesn't work on SSH

I've configured tmux to skip words on Ctrl+right / left : set-window-option -g xterm-keys on It works just fine, but as I do SSH, it doesn't work and prints ;5D or ;5C.. The same issue occurred ...
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Virtual Host showing error 11001 even after chown and chmod

I am trying to create a virtual host to just test a basic html website. Guest OS - Ubuntu 14.04 Host OS - Ubuntu 14.10 In the Host OS, I connect through a proxy server which requires me to enter a ...
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Rsync Issue (AWS EC2)

I have spent quite a bit of time trying to Rsync from a remote to a local machine but been having issues with finding the synced files apparently. The command I entered is: sync -avzhe ...
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How to fix error 'xrandr: cannot find output “VGA1”'?

I am trying to enable a HDMI connection to a monitor connected with a HDMI cable to my Lenovo laptop using the following commands. > xrandr xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default ...
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BASH: Special character '�' suddenly appeared (Ubuntu)

When I erroneously type 'ñ' (expecting to type any command) and then remove it and type the correct letter, the output returns the command with a special character attached �, obviously the shell ...
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Bluetooth Device not working debian wheezy

i just installed debian wheezy on msi cx640dx. my bluetooth device not working. here is some information. Kernel version: $uname -r 3.2.0-4-amd64 when i use hcitool dev it don't show any device. ...
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A system-wide way to set or get $JAVA_HOME in Ubuntu?

I wonder whether Ubuntu itself provides a system-wide way to find the current JAVA_HOME or whether there is right place for setting JAVA_HOME. Mac OS X does well in this, for /usr/libexec/java_home ...
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Why do I get 'error while loading shared libraries: libssl.so.6 cannot open shared object file' even after I run ldconfig?

The symlink libssl.so.6 shows up in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu, and I ran ldconfig but I still get this error: error while loading shared libraries: libssl.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No ...
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Ubuntu installaion doesn't ask for boot loader

I was installing Ubuntu on a system in my office and I was surprised by how user friendly it is. While the process was smooth as butter, it never really asked me about installing a boot loader. I ...
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Is Super server (inted / xinetd/… ) comes with Ubuntu default?

Few days back I learn about super server in networking. Then I looked for /etc/inetd.conf and /etc/xinetd.d and found neither of them in Ubuntu. Note: I know only these two types of super server ...
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How can I manually decrypt the hard drive?

I've just switched to Ubuntu 12.04 one year ago and moved all my photos, documents, etc to the 1TB main hard drive that has been encrypted during the installation process - not LVM but only the home ...
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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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Ubuntu12.04: How to disable a daemon process at startup

I normally use service start/stop or initctl start/stop to start or stop a daemon process but now what I am looking for is to disable a daemon process from starting at startup example mysqld. ...
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After drive format unable to use drive

I am using Elementary OS and I am having an issue with formatting a drive and getting access denied when trying to move data to it. I use gparted to format an internal 1tb drive to ext4 and it shows ...
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why are there different formats for the hosts file between OpenSuSE and Ubuntu?

How is 127.0.0.1 related to 127.0.0.2? Using ssh to login to tleilax (OpenSuSE): tleilax:~ # tleilax:~ # hostname tleilax tleilax:~ # tleilax:~ # hostname -f tleilax.bounceme.net tleilax:~ # ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit is slow on Virtual machine

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit os on my Virtual machine. I have allocated 2GB ram to it. But the VM is running very slow, and left side taskbar is not visible. When I place my cursor on the ...
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Why is logcheck reporting successful Horde logins?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server and use logcheck to report log messages. I have the logcheck-database installed which contains a horde3 ignore file for the server: ^\w{3} [ :0-9]{11} ...
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Help needed with ssh! [closed]

I am new to the linux OS and the other day, I was reading about ssh. What I wanted to do is Write a shell script to open terminal on 2 PCs simultaneously (the other PC being the guest OS (ubuntu) ...
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Permissions Issue for A Symlinked Directory

I have a web application running on Ubuntu 14.04. The app's deployment service creates separate users, groups and permissions automatically when deploying the app to my server on AWS. The app runs as ...
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How to automatically apply wpa_supplicant configuration?

To authenticate in a corporate network I have to run the following command: $ sudo wpa_supplicant -i eth0 -D wired -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/mywired.conf -B The configuration script loaded thereby ...
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Xvfb differences on Ubuntu and CentOS

I have an html screen capture utility built using Qt that uses WebKit. It basically takes html as input and produces a screen capture as a png. On Ubuntu desktop 12.04 the capture quality is ...
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PAM and fprintd

Occasionally I get an error on the login screen of Ubuntu 14.04 under unity. The problem occurs after waking up from suspend after closing the lid. Essentially instead of asking me first for ...
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Can't finish php5-cli update

I get the following error after doing sudo apt-get upgrade: Setting up php5-cli (5.5.9+dfsg-1ubuntu4.6) ... ucfr: Attempt from package php5-cli to take /etc/php5/cli/php.ini away from package ...