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Hibernation causes no network xor transparent mouse

Xubuntu 16.04, Toshiba Portege T50-B. Hibernation through closing laptop lid causes effect, that after opening it I can see most pointer on xscreensaver, but after entering password pointer becomes ...
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How to install libav on Linux 14.04 Server?

I have setup a webserver with ubuntu 14.04 now I have to install Libav via SSH commands. Can you please help me with those commands? And Please do let me know how to I check that its properly ...
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Linker error: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lgcc_s

I am trying to compile symlinks (tar.gz-file), which is a very small tool with one line for compilation: gcc -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O2 -N -s -o symlinks symlinks.c which gives the error .... ...
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how to find duplicate folders inside main folder [closed]

I've moved a lot of files and folders from my old nas to my new smb share. The problem is that someone made entire copies of nearly every folder on that thing. And I need the space. I'm currently ...
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org.eclipse.swt.SWTError: No more handles [gtk_init_check() failed] while running spoon.sh in ubuntu

When I am running spoon.sh file in Ubuntu I am getting the following error: [santosh@sbx data-integration]$ ./spoon.sh /home/decathlon/Pentaho-5.0.1/data-integration org.eclipse.swt.SWTError: No more ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu on Windows XP host

I am attempting to make some installations on the Ubunto VirtualBox, running in a Windows XP host. The installation seems to work, I can successfully install programs using sudo apt-get install XXX ...
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Double Click Shell Script in Ubuntu 16.04 Nautilus only gives the user option to edit the shell script file

When I follow the steps in [http://askubuntu.com/questions/138908/how-to-execute-a-script-just-by-double-clicking-like-exe-files-in-windows] I used to get a dialog box asking whether I wanted to ...
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Linksys AE3000 install on linux

I bought a Linksys AE3000 wireless adapter hoping I could use it on my Ubuntu 12.04 box. I found a website that walked through using it, but it didn't work. I edited rtusb_dev_id.c to add: and then ...
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Ubuntu sound not working after sleep/suspend

Whenever I sleep my laptop I mean if I down the flap sound doesn't work, every time i have to restart my laptop for sound to make working. Fo instance right now sound is not working(since I closed ...
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Pre-built developer ubuntu VM

I'm searching for a Ubuntu (or other Linux distribution) VM with pre-installed Maven, JDK, Code-Editor, etc. It's pretty annoying to install all these tools every time you set up a new development ...
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Why does Ubuntu 16.04 execle of a specfic C# image halt after 90 seconds while others run 24X7?

I would like to find a Ubuntu Linux 16.04 systen command similar to strace to find out why my C++ program , ServiceController.exe , which [execle ("/usr/lib/mono/4.5/mono-service","/usr/lib/mono/4....
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Joining Zentyal server to an existing domain

i'm Joining Zentyal server to an existing domain. i just raised the forest functional level of my Server 2003 and set a correct NTP server in all the machines. now i try to configure the additional ...
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unable to change i3wm scaling

I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a new laptop. When it logs in I have to change the scale for menu and title bars to 2 in the screen display menu, so the system icons and text is not super tiny. I want ...
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Running a cron job randomly for every one hour

I want a cronjob to run every one hour randomly. (i.e if the first job runs at 58 minutes,the second job should run at 47 minutes and the third one at 52 minutes and so on) But this should run ...
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Installing Ubuntu alongside Windows 10

I want to install Ubuntu alongside of Windows 10. When I boot the system using a Ubuntu DVD or bootable flash memory I immediately get: error: timed out waiting for forcewake to ack request and then ...
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Installing Ubuntu: [drm:drm_edid_block_valid [drm]] *ERROR* EDID has major version 0, instead of 1

I'm installing Ubuntu on a laptopt via a bootable USB. The installation goes smoothly until it's time to restart and boot into the system, and which point I'm stuck on a terminal screen with the error ...
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Can only initialize Ad-hoc mode after restarting iwlwifi mod and network manager

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.4 with network interface: *-network description: Wireless interface product: Centrino Advanced-N 6235 vendor: Intel Corporation ...
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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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Does the Ubuntu Linux 16.04 daemon function execute a double fork? [closed]

Does the Ubuntu Linux 16.04 daemon function execute a double fork? If so, why is a double fork necessary?
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Missing Ubuntu in boot menu after installing Cent OS 6

I had Ubuntu in my hard disk and after installing CentOS 6 on it I am not able to see Ubuntu in the boot menu. My /bootgrub/grub.conf file looks as follows: What changes do I need to make in this ...
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Booting and installation problem. Windows 8 and Ubuntu 16.04

I installed Ubuntu. But. I couldn't boot back into windows (not shown at the grub) until I put this into the terminal: sudo apt-get install lilo sudo lilo -M /dev/sda mbr It was a success. I ...
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“service {FOO} start” vs. “/etc/init.d/{FOO} start”? [closed]

I use CrashPlan on my Debian 8 desktop. I have a script where I must stop the CrashPlan service at the beginning and then start it before exiting. I was using /etc/init.d/crashplan start for the ...
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yum --download for CentOS with ubuntu?

I have an enterprise network, people seems not willing to download rpm and dependancies for CentOS. How can I yum --download pkg_name --directory my_repo in a system which do not use yum as ...
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Why do some Linux shell scripts use exec to run commands? [duplicate]

In a Linux bash script such as: exec /usr/lib/4.5/mono-service.exe ./AudioVideoRecorder.exe "$@" , why do I have to exec the command and not just run it without the exec part?
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Mouse goes out Screen too far on the right side (Ubuntu,Kde)

Under Xfce I can put the mouse pointer to the right screen edge and still activate i.e. the lift of the maximized browser window. Under Kde the mouse pointer goes out farther and I have to move the ...
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Shell script which runs mono_service.exe as a background task

When I start an Ubuntu Linux 16.04 process with /usr/lib/4.5/mono_service.exe AudioRecorder.exe it returns right way. But, when I write a bash shell script with one line: exec /usr/lib/4.5/...
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Accessing Macintosh HD from Ubuntu

So after I upgraded my MBP to Yosemite, I have lost dualboot. After a long struggle, I finally reinstalled refind to work properly. Unfortuantelly, when I use Ubuntu, I cannot access Macintosh HD ...
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Difference between automount and the use of udev rules and autofs to automatically mount and dismount USBs, CDs and DVDs

Ubuntu 16 (and 14 and 12 and 10) runs fuse-gvfs and does not need any daemons to mount USB drives. What is the difference between automount and the use of udev rules and autofs to automatically mount ...
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How to write/edit/update the OsIndications efi variable from command line?

In the need to enter the UEFI firmware setup utility while using ultra fast boot (keyboard drivers are not loaded during POST), I wish to write to the "Os Indications" efi variable. My OS is Ubuntu 14....
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How to change from existing DEB files to Centos RPM

I'm moving a product from Ubuntu 12.04 to Centos 6.6. I have ~500 deb files. (for example 'dpkg -i libaio1_0.3.109-2ubuntu1_amd64.deb'). I need these debs on Centos . Is there a viable way to ...
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How can I successfuly port W10 files to Ubuntu? [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu (Dual boot with W10) and I can see my W10 partition from inside Ubuntu with all my files. They seem fairly corrupt on the Linux side (Text editors, web browsers, Steam etc) ...
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hibernate to disk not restoring, but suspend to ram is working

I have Debian 6, I have also seen this under Ubuntu (can not remember how I fixed it). I can hibernate, but when I switch on the system cold boots (it does not restore previous session). Note ...
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Unable to start VLC - could not find Qt platform plugin

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu from 14.04 to 15.10. Yesterday I tried installing KDE plasma desktop but due to some errors I had to remove it. The system asked for a partial upgrade and I did that. Now ...
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files saves to ntfs drive adhere to umask, ext4 does not

I have 2 storage drives, 1 is NTFS and the other is ext4. Both mounted in /media as Storage_1 and Storage_2 I've run chmod -R *user*:*user* /media/Storage_* I've tried putting umask=022 in /etc/bash....
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X0 does not exist in the directory

winecfg connect /tmp/.X11-unix/X0: No such file or directory Application tried to create a window, but no driver could be loaded. Make sure that your X server is running and that $DISPLAY is set ...
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Unable to connect INTEX 3.5G (aka 普创E003) Wireless USB modem in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Can anyone help me out on connecting INTEX 3.5G 7.2 Mbps (aka 普创E003) Wireless USB modem in Ubuntu? Initially it is recognized as a storage device and the modprobe cmd does not create any impact on it....
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Can Ubuntu 16.04 setup autofs to automount /media/autousb with read and write permissions if am user frank?

I spent 6 hours yesterday testing @Ingo Blackman's answer to the Unix and Linux Stack Exchange article, [Automounting USB sticks on Debian When I use a udev rule ACTION=="add" and RUN+="/bin/ln -...
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Create a background process using execle with Ubuntu 16.04's daemon function

Here is an example of the usage of Ubuntu Linux 16.04 C/C++ daemon() function: #include <unistd.h> #include <stdio.h> int main() { daemon(1, 0); while (89) printf("Lol\n"); } ...
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Print on debian like on Ubuntu/Mint

I have been using Ubuntu & Linux Mint for quite a while. I now switched to debian. I'm very happy with this except for printing. I just can't find any solution besides using CUPS on the web, ...
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dota 2 graphics problem in ubuntu 14.04

i installed ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop. then i installed steam and finally dota 2. but the graphics are very bad. i have amd raedon 7400 in my laptop. it seems like dota 2 is not running through my ...
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Starting VirtualBox kernel modules …failed

I'm trying to install Virtualbox on my desktop: Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor × 8 OS type: 64bit Ubuntu 16.04 Here's a snapshot of my bash history: 35 sudo dpkg -i /home/andy/...
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Which NTP server should I use?

I want to set up the NTP server in my servers that are located in Frankfurt, using UTC as timezone. But I don't know which NTP server should I use. This is the result from the ubuntu ntp server: ...
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i3status alsa mixer

How do I get i3status to display the volume level from alsamixer instead of Pulseaudio? This is my volume configuration right now: volume master { format = "♪: %volume" format_muted ...
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bulk rename (or correctly display) files with special characters

I have a bunch of directories and subdirectories that contain files with special characters, like this file: robbie@phil:~$ ls test�sktest.txt test?sktest.txt Find reveals an escape sequence: ...
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Curl Command PUT Method

curl -i -X PUT -H 'Content-Length: 1000' http://dfdc:dfdc@xx.xx.xx.xxx:xx/directory/ Above curl doesn't produce any response at Ubuntu shell prompt.
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How do I set up a udev rule to mount the SanDisk Cruzer USB upon insertion in order to eliminate an fstab entry?

Suppose I run sudo mount -a after setting /etc/fstab to: /dev/usbhd1 /path/to/mount/point ntfs rw,auto,nofail 0 1 Yesterday, upon asking what steps our architect and I should do next after a ...
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tail -f, but with line numbers

I'm trying to see how many times foo bar appears in /var/log/foo.log within an arbitrary amount of time on a remote server, but nothing that I've tried so far has worked. I've already got a timer ...
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How to fix the autofs procedure used for preserving the USB mount point in between reboots and USB reconnects?

I read the answers in this excellent Unix Stack Exchange article; Automounting USB sticks on Debian and tested it earlier yesterday on an Ubuntu Linux 16.04 instance , Lenovo Thinkstation quad core ...
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Find PCI configuration

In this page, Figure 6.1 shows an example of PCI configuration, with two buses. Using Linux (Ubuntu), is it possible to get the PCI configuration of the actual motherboard? I mean: determine how many ...
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Has anyone gotten deboostrap for jessie working from an Ubuntu host?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04, and trying to build an armhf Debian image for Jessie. I've done this before for Wheezy. The debootstap script doesn't seem to work if the target is Jessie however. Any ...