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Wrong number of 'clicks' from mouse & drops click and hold, then picks it up again

The issue I am experiencing is the same as the one in this post. This is happening on two different machines, using two different models of mice. While both mice are Logitech, one is a wireless ...
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Can /mnt/hgfs/'shared folder' be used as apache root?

I have an Ubuntu Server (12.04) running on my development machine. It is in a VM. I have succeeded with the task of setting up Apache2, MySQL, and PHP. I can access the server from my host browser ...
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Ubuntu no connection after reboot

I cannot connect to my system after a reboot. It's a virtual Ubuntu machine only accessible by SSH. There is a gmrl rescue system installed and I got access to the disk. The only thing I can find in ...
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Remove other linux installation on same hard disk

I have the following setup: [phil@thinkpad ~]$ lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 238,5G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 52,3G 0 part ├─sda2 8:2 0 111,8G 0 part ...
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How do I use colors in the MOTD?

I edited the default /etc/update-motd.d/00-header, adding some color to make it easier to read: printf "Welcome to \e[1;34m%s\e[0m \e[2m(%s %s %s)\e[0m\n" "$DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION" "$(uname -o)" ...
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How do I get my wireless USB mouse working

My wireless USB mouse is not plugging and playing. This is my first time using linux (Ubuntu 12.04) and I'm trying to get a development environment going to learn to use the shell, Python, and other ...
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Driver is sometimes loaded, sometimes not

I was assigned an Ubuntu desktop with some stuff already on it. I did not reformat it, but attached a mini-PCI wireless card over a PCI to mini-PCI adapter. I manually built the madwifi driver and ...
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Install PLoP Bootmanager to GRUB2 on an HP 2000 Series to Dual-boot with Windows 7?

I know this sounds complicated, but how can I pull this off? So, basically after installing Ubuntu 14.04, it might have done some BIOS MOD or something because my PC lost the ability to boot from ...
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Tweak grub2 loader

I just dual booted with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I notice that when Windows goes to Hibernation mode, when I get out of hiberation mode and get to the GRUB loader, and choose Windows 7 it freezes. ...
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How does bash know how it is being invoked?

I've installed jailkit on Ubuntu 12.04 and I have set up a user's shell to /bin/bash - but when it is invoked it runs /etc/bash.bashrc instead of /etc/profile If you haven't used jailkit before ...
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CLI Video Driver for Ubuntu 10.04

I am running a Linaro Arm version of Ubuntu 10.04. I switched the runlevel to 1 which should be command line with no GUI but I am however being presented with a black screen with a blinking cursor on ...
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Global Keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu 14.04

I've just upgraded my distribution from 13.10 to 14.04, which seems to have broken global keyboard shortcuts. They are still present in the "Keyboard settings" as before. Although media keys are ...
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XFCE session fails to load when launched via LightDM

I have set up LightDM as the desktop manager on an ARM Ubuntu install (running with a chroot on an Android device) and this loads and works fine, however when I try to launch a Xfce session as a ...
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How do I run 32-bit programs on a 64-bit Debian/Ubuntu?

I have a 64-bit (amd64 a.k.a. x86_64) Debian or Ubuntu installation. I need to run 32-bit (i386/i686) programs occasionally, or to compile programs for a 32-bit system. How can I do this with a ...
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Issues configuring sarg. which of sarg.conf or sarg-report.conf got executed at the end of the day

But it doesn't run at all on every hours. It runs rather on every 6 AM in the morning for me to notice that sarg seems have installed the following in /etc/cron.d/{daily,weekly,monthly} folders. I ...
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Can't install inkscape on Ubuntu? [closed]

I tried to install inkscape in my Ubuntu 14, but it doesn't exist. And when I install my ubuntu says that is already install, but when I put in the terminal $ inkscape it says that is necessary to ...
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How To Convert .run Installer to .deb Installer?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I have many 3rd party system libraries which I use for projects, but managing library installation is difficult. Some libraries are .deb files, some are built from source ...
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XFS vs Ext4 vs Others - which file system is stable, reliable, for long run such as 24/7 case [closed]

XFS and Ext4 file system which one is really stable and reliable for long run with heavy disk write and read? the system will be used in a place where 24/7 is in service, and every second there is ...
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xorg memory leak

I've read this question but it doesn't seem to be the same issue, as the memory leak there is an order of magnitude smaller than mine and seems to be caused by Nvidia drivers.. Here's my top output at ...
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Is it possible to obtain OS X versions of Unix tools on modern Linux distributions (like Ubuntu or RedHat)?

I have observed that there are often subtle and often annoying differences between the default versions of certain command line tools like paste and sed on modern distributions of Linux versus OSX. ...
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The Case of the Conflicting Bootloaders

A server with a 2-disk RAID array (mirrored) is serviced by a 4-port 3Ware controller. Recently it became inaccessible after a restart. At the console it asked for the runlevel. Indeed, the /etc ...
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Ubuntu make fails with No such file or directory /lib/modules/3.4.0/build

I am trying to build the CP210x driver for the 3.x.x kernel on ChrUbuntu. Build instructions: Ubuntu: make ( your cp210x driver ) cp cp210x.ko ...
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Virtualbox kernel modules not loading at boot

I have been running virtualbox on an Ubuntu 12.04 laptop for a while and it has all worked smooth, but suddenly, probably after a kernel upgrade, the vbox* modules are not loading at boot, if I ...
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Ubuntu eth0 not detected

After installing a new version of this distro, eth0 is not detected automatically. command inxi -SNxz result: Network: Card-1: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57786 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe bus-ID: 01:00.0 ...
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Ubuntu / Unity attach script to Launcher

I recently downloaded IntelliJ IDEA and start the app by running . idea.sh. The app appears in the launcher while I'm running it, but for some reason when I right click on it I don't get a 'Lock to ...
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Replacement of using terminal

Is there a way I can use Putty and connect it to my machine in replacement of terminal on my laptop? I am currently using ubuntu but I like some of the features that putty has over using the terminal. ...
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Unable to mount XFS volume after reboot - unknown filesystem type 'xfs'

I have an aws ec2 instance that's been running Ubuntu 12.04 for a good long while. It has attached to it an EBS volume formatted with xfs. Today after a reboot, I'm unable to mount this volume. ...
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kernel source code for beaglebone black

I want to build an Ubuntu kernel from scratch for beaglebone black. I have been searching for where I can download the kernel source code for more than two days but haven't found anything. So, ...
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Iptables not forwarding. Input instead

I have set up iptables on my ubuntu headless server: iptables -S -P INPUT ACCEPT -P FORWARD DROP -P OUTPUT ACCEPT -A INPUT -s 10.1.3.90/32 -i eth0 -j LOG --log-prefix "INPUT: " -A INPUT -i eth1 -j ...
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CRT monitor refresh rate

I have Ubuntu14.04 64bit installed on computer with a CRT monitor. In Windows I could set the monitor's refresh rate to 85Hz. But Ubuntu's xrandr reports that maximum is 60Hz for 1024x756. Is there a ...
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Is there a more succinct alternative to piping to wc for counting files in a directory

If I do ls -1 target_dir | wc -l, I get a count of files in a directory. I find this a bit cumbersome. Is there a more elegant or succinct way?
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rsync all files of remote machine over SSH without root user?

I have this command to backup a remote machine. The problem is that I need root rights to read and copy all files. I have no root user enabled for security reasons and use sudo the Ubuntu way. Would I ...
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Why does Ubuntu use Debian “unstable”? How does it manage to be stable then?

Shouldn't Ubuntu use Debian "stable" for stability? How does it manage to stay stable by using Debian "unstable" ?
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Prevent GRUB from showing up by default?

Whenever I boot on Ubuntu, I see the entire GRUB menu by default. Is there a way I could make it simply auto-boot if uninterrupted within X seconds? I remember that this was the case on previous ...
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LXC: How do I mount a folder from the host to the container?

I'm trying to mount a folder on the host to an LXC container. The host has a folder /mnt/ssd/solr_data created (this is currently on the root filesystem, but later I'll mount an SSD drive there, so ...
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Invalid version string 'GNU/Linux'" when creating bootable USB stick

When I tried to create a bootable USB stick using Startup Disk Creator, appear this massege below. Invalid version string 'GNU/Linux'" How can I create a bootable USB stick on Ubuntu 14.04?
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Autologin question with LightDM & Ubuntu 14.04

I have set up a batch of workstations at a library using DRBL. These workstations are running Ubuntu 14.04. I want these workstations to autologin to a specific user (a different one for each ...
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How can I make CentOS 6 treating WiFi flexibly like Ubuntu 12.04?

In my office, I have AT&T Uverse. The router is a 2wire 3600HGV. The WiFI is provided by a Cisco Linksys E1000 that is plugged in the 2wire device. With my notebook running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ...
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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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What's with Totem 3.1.0 in Launchpad? And is it installable on Ubuntu 12.04?

I've been wondering, why on the totem launchpad page (https://launchpad.net/totem) they have 3.1.0 instead of 3.10 or 3.11 or what ever version the Gnome 3 team is working on. Is the page abandoned? ...
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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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After installing a new Kernel in Ubuntu 14.04, rebooting takes me to busybox initramfs. How do I mount a filesystem after that?

I have a virtual machine with Ubuntu 14.04 in it. I recently built and installed linux-3.14.5 kernel on it, and tried to boot into it, but it drops me to BusyBox v1.21.1 built-in shell. Here's what I ...
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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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Installing windows after ubuntu 13

I have installed Ubuntu 13 and now I need to install Windows 8 (dual boot). But when I try to install Windows it says "cannot install on GPT table". This view is shown on 'disk' on Ubuntu. I need to ...
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Unable to login via ssh after several months

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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Failure to startx on Ubuntu 14.04 after security update - missing libXfont.so.1

I had Ubuntu 14.04 running perfectly on my system and then it underwent a recommended security update. I let it update while I was at work and when I returned I found a black screen stating, "No init ...
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start-stop-daemon not working as expected, no pid file was written

I'm trying to control a python based program (which doesn't detach itself from console) #!/bin/bash user=nobody pid=/var/run/xx.pid name=xx prog=/xx.py case $1 in start) ...
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Generation of UUID1 is too slow

I upgraded my Ubuntu box from 13.04 to 14.04 LTS few days ago. Now I'm using libuuid-2.20.1. Anyway, after the upgrading, my UUID1 became very slow. $ time uuidgen -t ...
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How to install QGIS from source into user space?

I want to install QGIS from source on Ubuntu 13.10. (saucy). into ~/bin. There is Python 2.7.5+ installed. Therefore, I cloned the repository to my machine and checked out the master branch. First I ...
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Allocation of Swap in 64 bit UBUNTU 13.04

I have 256GB ssd drive, 32GB DDR RAM, and 1TB HDD. What is the maximum limit of Swap memory that can be set in SSD?