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Send file to opened editor using command line

Recently I found out a new very useful command. It is: gnome-open or xdg-open or just open on mac. It opens file or directory in by default specified program. But, in the event ...
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How to recover a missing file

I am running ubuntu and last week the system didn't let me alter files as if I had no write permissions. Then on reboot the system did a check of the system which took some time. Then everything went ...
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How to have correct permissions of files from usb disks?

Does anyone have the following problem? I have an Ubuntu box at work and also one at home. I always copy folders/files to/from an usb disk to/from my boxes. I have to change permissions of ...
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How can I alert on completion of a long task over ssh?

My desktop is Ubuntu, which has the handy program notify-send, which pops up an alert on the desktop. It also has the following handy alias built in: $ type alert alert is aliased to `notify-send ...
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Computer won't restart without recovery mode and mouse is flickering after I added the ppa ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates

I installed Steam a few weeks ago, and it kept bothering me to add the ppa ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates,so I did it yesterday. After I installed it, my computer was fine until I rebooted. The computer ...
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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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Is there a way to manipulate lines in logcheck rules before sending?

There are a few cases, such as netfilter logs, where it would be great if I could send the report logcheck is about to send through a filter. logcheck(8) doesn't seem to describe anything like this, ...
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How can I know if patch command is working?

I am trying to apply a patch that is provided by the seek-for-android project to code I downloaded from Cyanogenmod. The code compiled successfully with make, so I know all the files are there. I just ...
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How do I determine where DNS requests fail in the TCP stack?

I have the networking setup described here: Why is this static route not taking effect? Currently, I can ping my DNS server but all DNS requests fail: ~$ ping 130.35.249.52 PING 130.35.249.52 ...
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Difficulty with EncFS on CentOS

I'm trying to figure out encfs, but am having some difficulty. This is what I have done so far: I created 2 test folders mkdir /home/oshiro/Desktop/encrypted mkdir /home/oshiro/Desktop/decrypted ...
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How to solve problem related to black screen with cursor only after loging in?

Suddenly, I got crash report after logging in to my primary account. It says "cannot open display". But, everything work just fine while loging in with "Guest" account. I tried using these methods ...
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Rotating a video (ubuntu 12.04)

I have a video, shot on my android phone, which I want to rotate 90 degrees clockwise for computer viewing. Here's what I expect should work: ffmpeg -i infile.mp4 -vf "transpose=1" -an -vcodec mpeg4 ...
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Hide all open windows on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Is it possible to have a button on the side bar to hide every open window on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?
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Ubuntu server cannot access the Internet: appears DNS related

This is a Drupal website running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Linode. The server is just a website. It is not a DNS server or anything else. Here are my issues. It seems they are all related to DNS issues. ...
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iptables rules too restrictive; Drupal webserver cannot access repositories, ntp or even websites

This is a Drupal website running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Linode. Someone recently changed our iptables rules and a number of problems started. These include: Our Mollom spam protection is not working ...
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How to set-up a online SVN server on my laptop

I had created a local SVN server on my laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 and its working perfectly fine. Now I want to make my laptop as server for some valid users who can access my SVN server though ...
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How to figure out GRUB2's menu output

I have just updated a remote machine which is running Ubuntu Server 12.04. I have only access through SSH and now it's asking for a reboot. I'm guessing a new kernel was installed. I need to make it ...
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Can one install an armel Ubuntu package on armhf Ubuntu system?

My particular concern is about installing "coq" in Ubuntu 12.04 for Toshiba AC100 (armhf distro), which hasn't been built successfully for armhf, but is available for armel -- ...
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Writes to FrameBuffer /dev/fb0 do not seem to change graphics screen

In attempting to write directly to the graphics frame buffer /dev/fb0 , (Ubuntu 12.04) , the graphics screen does not change. Has Ubuntu 12.04 invalidated the use of /dev/fb0 , or does it need to be ...
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Lm-Sensors: Run specific commands when temperature goes above/below limits

I have a pretty badly ventilated computer whose temperature reaches 100º C in some occasions. The poor thing can't be ventilated any better ("put a bigger fan" is not a suitable solution). When the ...
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Dead (compose) keys not working in GTK apps since upgrade

I'm running Kubuntu with KDE as my main desktop environment. A while ago I set up dead keys so I can type Chinese pinyin and other accented letters and special characters. As a side note, I use IBUS ...
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OpenSSH, chroot user: Root needs to own the user directory, is there any consequence?

I want to create an account for my friend on my computer, but I don't want my friend to be able to view all my files. I saw that with OpenSSH, there is an option for that. Inside the SSHD ...
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How to set separate global/user keyboard settings in LXDE?

I need to have English (US) and no compose key for the system, and I'd like English (Dvorak alternative international no dead keys) + Caps Lock as the compose key for myself. How can I set this up? I ...
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Problem when installing “ia32-libs”

I'm using x64 Ubuntu. A few months ago I accidentally messed up the groups/owners of all files on /, but managed to fix it using a VirtualBox install of Ubuntu. Now I'm running into a problem that I ...
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Updates/applications/packages for Ubuntu 10.10 with no internet connection

I recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 10.10 (i.e 2h ago :D) from ISO CD. All went smoothly but now I have an issue. I don't have a network connection. I do not mean that there is a configuration ...
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VirtualBox bug[?] when Chainloading Grub2

Regarding this: How to install Fedora&Ubuntu with encrypted VG's on one disk? So booted into Ubuntu..and I run this script: #!/bin/bash # show the bootlist of grub when booting pc sed ...
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DSL connection not working in Ubuntu 10.04

I use a wired PPPoE connection to connect to the Internet. What I need to do on Windows to connect to it is put in static IP address, gateway, subnet mask and DNS servers for my LAN card. Next I have ...
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Editing grub menu

I'd like to edit the Grub menu that comes up, to move one line and remove others. I have an Inspiron 1420 that came with Ubuntu 7.10. When it needed a new drive, I installed Windows 7, the original ...
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Backup and Restore list of installed packages and APT sources

I commonly reinstall Ubuntu and back up my APT stuff [sources, keys and installed package lists] using the tutorial at http://askubuntu.com/a/99151/371765. However I commonly also remove software such ...
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How do I run a service with numactl

I need to do something like this to run MongoDB $numactl --interleave=all /usr/bin/mongod --config /etc/mongod.conf & What should I change to be able to run the mongo daemon with the options ...
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Screen brightness adjustment not working in Ubuntu 14.04

When I try adjusting the screen brightness using the function keys on the keyboard, the adjustment scale is shown on the screen responding but the screen brightness is not adjusted. Tried ...
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Can Process id and session id of a daemon differ?

As far as I understood from different articles and here , a daemon has the following features: Parent Process ID should be 1. No terminal should be associated with the process. The process id, ...
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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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Elantech Mouse Touchpad not working well

I have a dual-boot Ubuntu/Debian (GNOME) machine: My mouse touchpad does not work correctly (right-click not recognized, cannot do 2 finger drag and drop/highlight) on Debian, but it does work ...
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How do I compile source into the kernel?

I want to add and compile my custom application code into my kernel. How should I add my .c and .o files into my kernel 'bin' directory and compile them? I made a hello.c and hello.o file and I want ...
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Problem in writing message from one terminal to another terminal

I have a user of name x in tty1 and y in tty2. x wants to write some message to y and vice-versa. When I typed write y tty2 in the tty1 terminal, it said: write:you have write permission turned off ...
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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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Where is my tablet's memory card mounted on laptop?

I connected my Asus fonepad7 tablet to my laptop via usb. My laptop automatically detects it & opens. But I'm unable to find where the memory card of my tablet mounted on laptop. Just see below, ...
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Problem installing Okular from ppa under Ubuntu

Under Ubuntu 12.04, I installed Okular from a ppa. After I installed it, I ran into the following problem of opening a PDF file: $ okular my.pdf Got bus address: ...
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I can not log into Ubuntu 12.04

by ignorance and error I renamed the user_name of the directory /home/, called frank_account (home/frank_account) to sixven(/home/sixven) (using gksudo nautilus). Restarting Ubuntu, I get 3 users: ...
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Wi-Fi working on and off, mostly off on a HP laptop - take two

I have a HP laptop with Intel Centrino 2230 N card. The system is Xubuntu 13. Wi-Fi works on and off. When it's down, it still connects to the network and obtains an IP address, but ping to the ...
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Is a bad NFS mount preventing a clean boot?

I'm on Ubuntu server 11.10 (x86) and I basically ran into this problem as this: http://serverfault.com/questions/56588/unmount-a-nfs-mount-where-the-nfs-server-has-disappeared The umount command ...
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Unable to update my system Ubuntu13.04: Getting message - requires installation of untrusted packages

I had been trying to update my Ubuntu13.04 via 'software updater'. The updater messages that the following needs to be installed. Press continue to install When I press continue , a window appears as ...
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How to install Ubuntu in a netbook, but keeping the original win7 installation in storage

I have a Samsung N210 netbook. It has windows 7, starter edition. I´ve tried the latest Ubuntu version using a pendrive and loved it so far. I would like to install it in my netbook, but I would ...
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XBMCbuntu freezes at random intervals

I have a Gateway GM5474 which is running XBMCbuntu on a 500GB Hard drive (the originial I believe or maybe slightly newer hard drive). Little background: The system is still stock, and I was having ...
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Broadcast port to other computers after SSH reverse tunnelling

I have been reading on how to reverse tunnel and I am using this command: ssh -f -N -T -R25565:localhost:25565 dns.mindfulhacker.tk To forward my Minecraft server. My other server can connect to my ...
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vsftpd: 550 Failed to change directory

I'm using ubuntu 12.04. and ftp service I've installed vsftpd and it's working fine. But may I'm facing some user complexity. My system directory like: -/ --/home ----/rony --/vol When I list ...
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Why is the available space in my $HOME decreasing?

My OS is Ubuntu 12.04. As System Monitor shows, "free" for my $HOME is 1.6GiB, but "Available" is 222.7 MiB and is keeping slowly decreasing from around 750 MiB yesterday. I am not aware that I am ...
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NTP not syncing in a VM

I'm managing some VirtualBox developer environments. The time drifts out of sync when the box is suspended, so I want to use NTP to keep it in sync. NTP doesn't seem to be doing its job, though - the ...
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Binding a particular IP to a port in apache2

In How to set-up a online SVN server on my laptop I asked to give access to my SVN server installed on my laptop to some of my friends siting in another part of country.I set-up a SVN server.I was ...