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Activate/deactivate WiFi on Lenovo B5400 under Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Lenovo B5400 with Ubuntu 14.04 x64. The Ethernet port works fine. How can I enable/disable the WiFi connection? I have no hardware button for this functionality. Under Windows I can press ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 x64 - slow and acting strangely gvfs+NTFS

I have updated Ubuntu 13.10 x64 to latest stable releases of all packages. I'm running GNOME and using SSD disks on USB 3.0 ports in lenovo Y500 notebook. I'm using Midnight Commander (as root) in ...
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How to install meld 3.11 in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am trying to get meld 3.11 to work on ubuntu 14.04 I tried following the method below" cd ~ git clone https://git.gnome.org/browse/meld cd meld sudo ln -s ~/meld/bin/meld /usr/bin/meld But ...
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How to enable vim addon packages?

I have installed vim-nox as well as vim-latexsuite and vim-outliner on Ubuntu 12.10. There's nothing wrong with Vim but neither of the add-on packages does anything. What do I have to do to in order ...
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Is there a way to determine when a binary was compiled or installed?

Is there a way to determine when a binary was compiled or installed? For example, I have a binary mdrun_d, and I would like to know when this particular binary was compiled or installed. The system ...
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How to manually uninstall urllib, urllib2, requests python packages?

I'm having a problem with urllib, urllib2 and requests, three python libraries. I use Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS and python 2.6.5 (we can use with python) (but I had installed manually, after the problem, ...
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How to install daemontools on ubuntu or debian from source

I am installing D.J.B.'s daemontools on an ubuntu 10.04 server (64 bit). (This question is about daemontools, which is a free and open software for managing UNIX services. It is not about 'DAEMON ...
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Sinhala Unicode (Wijesekara keyboard) in iBus on Ubuntu 14.04 not working

I tried to install Wijesekara keyboard layout on my Ubuntu 14.04. I used this method to install it, but it threw this error: Package ttf-sinhala-lklug is not available, but is referred to by another ...
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fstab group option?

Environment Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop 64-bit Problem only members of group_name should be allowed to mount,unmount and read,write,execute drive_name Potential Solution edit /etc/fstab add ...
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How to change position of unity launcher in Ubuntu?

How can I change the position of unity launcher?
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network interface counters not working?

I just built a router and installed it with Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS. The system has two NICs, one for the internal network and one for the external (p3p1) network. I'd like to monitor external ...
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Upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 - Mail server missing dovecot-lmtp even though it is installed

So I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04.1 from 12.04 the other day. Easy upgrade process. Everything worked fine except for my mail server stopped receiving mail. The logs show the mail arrives and is ...
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“Could not connect to display” in one user account

I have a GUI application written in Qt and I wanted to run tests by ssh (or Jenkins). There is only one user account, which allows to run it in display mode (ofc when I previously do "export ...
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Backup of svn repository and mysql database on daily basis

How do I instruct Ubuntu 13.10 server to: zip svn repository dump mysql database into .sql script tar both files copy backup tar onto sdb disk Are there any premade tools for such kind of ...
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i3-wm not resizing screen resolution on login

I'm using Parallels for the Mac, but this may be relevant to other VMs too. Using Ubuntu 14.04, when I login using Unity it resizes the screen and uses all available screens (2 in my case), perfect. ...
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Ubuntu boots immediately

After using Wubi for a few weeks, I thought it would be time to do a real install of Ubuntu. I downloaded the iso file from the official website and installed the iso on a usb (with Pen Drive Linux's ...
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How to get to recovery mode if grub screen does not appear?

I cannot login my Ubuntu12.04 (which is VM running on OSX using VMWARE FUSION 6) because I have changed permission of /tmp for some purpose before rebooting the machine. Thus I tried to boot Ubuntu ...
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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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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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Ubuntu Server Continuously “goes to sleep”

I am running a web server at home using Ubuntu 11.4 (maybe? I can't 100% recall) on an older AMD 2400+ desktop with 1 or 2 GB of RAM. Sorry I can't recall the details 100%. Anyway, I have a KVM ...
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Why “Linux Generic” use RPM extension in MySQL download page?

I need to install MySQL 5.5 from source in Ubuntu 10.04. So I'm trying to find tar.gz source from here. But when choosing "Linux Generic" from the drop down menu, it is showing an RPM extension I ...
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Overflow /tmp mounted when there is free space on /

I recently faced an "overflow" issue on /tmp. I don't have a separate /tmp partition, and there is 17% free in / – then why did I get an overflow tmp filesystem? # /etc/fstab: static file ...
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Trigger an init script when a specific device is up and a kernel module has been loaded

On my ubuntu 12.04 servers, I need to write an init.d script that waits until the infiniband interface (device: mlx4_0, interface: ib0) is completely up, and until the knem kernel module is loaded. ...
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Can't get upstart service to honor capabilities(7)

I am developing a daemon started by upstart (Ubuntu 14.04) which needs to run as a non-privileged user (for security), but bind privileged port 443. I am using setcap to set the CAP_NET_BIND_SERVICE ...
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Starting up and keeping up a process

I am having an Ubuntu box on which I am having a Haskell process (think of it as a random server process) that I built. I want to start it on boot and restart it in case it fails for whatever reason ...
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How to create KVM guest with SPICE graphics but TLS disabled using virt-install?

I am using virt-install (see below) to create a guest. All seems fine up to the point where it complains about auto-allocation of the SPICE TLS port. Here's what I am running and the full output: # ...
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UDev automounting drives as 'usbhd' regardless of type and name on Ubuntu 12.10

I have 3 drives which I use for storage on my system. Here are their mounting points in /etc/fstab # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> ...
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virtualbox mail server postfix+dovecot

I'm setting up a mail server(ubuntu14.4 serverX64) for development/testing purposes (using virtualBox bridged-mode) and I just finished this tutorial and everything seams to work. Now I'm not able ...
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SSH Server on Ubuntu not works

I wanted to start SSH server on Ubuntu 14.04 running on VirtualBox. I installed Openssh, sshd, etc., configured sshd_config to listen on ip, which I see in ifconfig and it not working. I'm starting ...
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/dev/sda not appearing after secure erase

I decided to wipe my SSD with a secure erase before installing Arch Linux, since the Arch wiki said that it would improve performance. I followed the instructions listed on the wiki, but now when I ...
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Why should I get linux? [closed]

Ok so I am student, about to get my degree in computer science. I have been programming for couple of years now on my Macbook pro on OS X and I havent had any problems. On the other hand, everyone ...
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Installing prstat package command on Ubuntu Linux

I'm trying to run the prstat command on my Ubuntu server, but it doesn't seem to be installed, I have searched the web for the package name needed to install it but without any luck for some reason.. ...
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ext4 filesystems frequently corrupting

We have occasional power outages in our environment which seems to cause data corruption on our Ubuntu machines with ext4 filesystems. To my understanding ext4's default is to use data=ordered ...
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Save views in multiple screen terminals

As I do in default single view screen terminal of ubuntu; gnome-terminal \ --tab-with-profile=Default --working-directory="some dir" --title="some title" \ --tab-with-profile=Default ...
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Unable to login via ssh after several months [closed]

I have a Dell Poweredge running Ubuntu 13.04 in my office to serve up an interal web-app address system. It has been at least a 2 months possibly 3 since my last login. Everything is running great, ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 has suddenly failed to boot!

Yesterday evening, I don't know what happened but my system (Ubuntu 13.10) didn't boot. Since then I tried many times but the same issue as I explain below. See I boot my system. GRUB menu comes; I ...
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Virtual console pauses video and audio playback running in KDE

In Kubuntu 14.04, when I switch to one of the virtual consoles by pressing CTRL-ALT-F1...F6 all audio and video playback running in the GUI gets interrupted and continues only when going back to X. ...
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sudo and fish: no credential caching

I use fish as my standard shell. And I use sudo sometimes. But I'm having problems with credential caching. On an Ubuntu system, this works: niklas@Niklas-Mobil~> sudo true [sudo] password for ...
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How to open a program as another user inside a logged display?

I'm trying to open netbeans as a different user, but isn't working. I'm running a Kubuntu 12.04 LTS with KDE. And I tried the following: Open a terminal, type su - myotheruser, type the myotheruser ...
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Two HDD partitions with the same name result in uncertain directories

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a machine that has a lot of hard drives plugged into it. These hard drives have partitions with old OS's which have a lot of key data that I use often. The problem is, I ...
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How to achieve higher display resolution for Ubuntu under VirtualBox?

In this setup, Ubuntu under VM only achieves low resolution at 640 * 480 while host is 1920 * 1024. How to, (I believe is to configure X server), achieve higher resolution? I have set in VirtualBox ...
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Screen turns on automatically (xset dpms force off)

I am using xset dpms force off to manually turn my screen off to save power. However, it turns back on after some time (20 - 40 seconds). Distro: Ubuntu-Lucid Graphics: Intel 4500 MHD ...
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Getting OpenGL to work under Ubuntu

I have an Intel graphics card, of which I can't tell whether or not it's being recognized. When I go through GUI to the System Info section, it states that my graphics card is unknown. Despite this, ...
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Get diff changes between original files installed with apt and current files

I installed php5-fpm package using apt; then I made some changes to the PHP configuration files. Now I would get the diffs between the original files versions (the ones of the package installed) and ...
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Ubuntu under VirtualBox 4.3.12 r93733 run slow on Windows7 with AVG free 2011

Ubuntu VM speed is subjectively 5 to 10 times slow. Tried setting CPU number, PIIX3/ICH9, Display 3D acceleration. Still slow. Any pointers appreciated. VirtualBox installed with all default setting. ...
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Sound volume control does not work in Ubuntu

My sound volume control does not work when I'm logged in with my regular user, though the sound works correctly. What's weirder is that the sound control works when I'm logged in as guest. With my ...
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Running MySQL in a Docker container

So my ultimate end goal is to run a MySQL Docker container (say tutum/mysql from the public registry) and then link a Gitlab Docker container (say sameersbn/gitlab) to it, where both containers use ...
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I can't install new packages and can't update and upgrade

I'm trying to install some program on Ubuntu, but when I try it I got the following error.- E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock ...