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why do i see the error 'stdin: is not a tty' when using x2go to remotely connect to several linux OS distributions?

I can see that several questions have been asked and answered regarding the error message stdin: is not a TTY with regards to SSH terminal connections between machines. However, I am using X2goserver ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 10 dual boot

I just got a new PC with Windows 10 on an SSD. With my previous PC I had two hard drives, one with Ubuntu 14.04, one with Windows 7. I dual booted flawlessly with that setup. Now, I have moved these ...
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Ubuntu OS installation on Baremetal Server

We are in verge of creating an automated script for OS installation on Bare metal server. We tried using Cobbler , however the DRAC version was getting supported only till 6. However, we have only ...
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How to upgrade Open VSwitch in openStack Kilo

I'm using OVS integrated with OpenStack Neutron. OVS' version that I use is 2.3.2 and I want to upgrade it to the latest version released in Sep 2015. I tried to upgrade it by entering "apt-get ...
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Boot menu not showing Ubuntu 12.04 installed alongside Ubuntu 14.04 & Windows 8.1

I know the question looks similar but I did not find any answer to my problem, hence posting it here. Thanks in advance for any help. I had Ubuntu 14.04 installed alongside Windows 8.1 and both ...
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vmlinuz damaged

Hello everyone I am new here. I recently purchased Ubuntu 14.04 LTS DVD from a retailer store. Then I burned the iso into my pendrive and configured the file isolinux.cfg. The file was alright. ...
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What is the difference between JeOS and minimal OS

I see that recently a lot of Linux vendors are introducing JeOS version of their Operating System which by its definition and features looks to me like a minimal OS that has already been around for a ...
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dstat not installed with cron

I have an auto install bash script triggered by cron, when some condition is met, the install process is triggered. It essentially looks like this: #!/bin/bash if [[ -f "/usr/bin/apt-get" ]]; then ...
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WiFi not working properly in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Macbook Pro

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Macbook Pro. Everything seems to work fine except the WiFi. The wireless connection is very slow and intermittent. Wired connection works like a charm however. ...
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logrotate fails to rotate logs: error setting owner

Recently I've noticed that logrotate does not rotate my logs. user1@host:~$ /usr/sbin/logrotate /home/user1/logrotate.conf -v gives me an error: error: error setting owner of /home/logs/mylog.log.1 ...
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E: sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) while updating php

I tried to update php to php5 and getting below errors. root@Ansible-VirtualBox:~# apt-get install -f Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Weird cpu-load pattern

I am facing a strange (and rather annoying) problem with my laptop set-up: dual boot "Windows 10" and "Linux Deepin 14.2 (based on ubuntu)" problem: starting up with linux at the beginning ...
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An error occurs when I try to install ROOT

I' using Ubuntu 14.0. I want to install root. So I followed the instructions: https://root.cern.ch/building-root I'm stuck in the fourth step. I downloaded and unpacked ROOT in the directory ...
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Export network module from one live distro and import into another?

I have two live distros installed on a thumb drive with YUMI. One is a flavor of Ubuntu, and the other is a flavor of Puppy Linux. I want to use Puppy Linux as my primary distro, but it does not ...
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Gimp misses libraries after installing a compiled version and removing the package

I was trying to remove the older Gimp version in order to install the latest version on my Ubuntu 14.04, I've compiled and installed it. When I start gimp, it says that it was installed in the same ...
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how to upgrade a single package in debian

I'm currently running debian 8 and I want to upgrade security patches which is provided by debian but problem is that, if I upgrade a single package then it asks to upgrade many packages, as in: $ ...
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When no dhcp server answer, how can I force dhclient to use the static lease from dhclient.conf instead of a previous dhcp lease?

I have a piece of equipment I would like to default to a specific IP address when no dhcp servers are available. I have set the following static lease in /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf: timeout 30; lease ...
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Why do you need PulseAudio?

I'm reading and trying to understand why would anyone want to use Pulse Audio and I'm failing to understand. I read this ...
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how to make swap permanent in vm?

I create the ubuntu vm by vagrant. I want to add the swap to vm. the steps: mkdir /swapfile cd /swapfile sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=swap bs=1024 count=2000000 sudo mkswap -f swap sudo swapon swap add ...
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How to tether Ubuntu guest to iPhone on Windows host using Virtualbox?

Here's my idea: at work, I am behind a firewall and can't access most of the web. I'm on Windows 7. I installed virtualbox with an Ubuntu 14.04 guest. I want the guest to use my iPhone personal ...
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Low resolution caused by No valid modes for “DFP-0” - Mint-17 NVidia

I don't seem to be able to configure xorg.conf to increase my monitors resolution (currently running at 1280x800). I've been working on this for several hours. I'm new at all this, so I can't figure ...
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Any usb or hard drive I plug in shows no files. vfat module not found - Ubuntu

Whenever I plug in my USB stick because I want to copy files from this PC over to my Windows laptop, double-clicking the icon that shows up on the desktop prompts me to choose what I want to open it ...
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Turning SSLEngine on causes ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED

I am trying to configure my SSL certificate on a new installation of Ubuntu 15.10. I have installed the certificate files and the private key in the required directory: SSLCertificateFile ...
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Creating website with apache2, not showing index.php

Im setting up my first Linux / apache web server for my website. Im following this tutorial: https://www.linode.com/docs/websites/apache/apache-web-server-ubuntu-12-04 so I have dont everything what ...
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bash errors getcwd: cannot access parent directories

I cross-compiled GNU bash v4.3 but am now getting errors related to: shell-init: error retrieving current directory: getcwd: cannot access parent directories: Function not implemented and chdir: ...
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R IDE and RStudio won't open in lubuntu

I've installed R (3.2.2) in latest lubuntu (apt-get) and the RStudio (0.99.489 - Ubuntu 12.04+ 32-bit). R works from command line, but the IDE fails to launch from the shortcut that installation ...
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How to check if a WiFi card supports Transmit Power Control?

I have an Atheros wireless PCI card, functioning in AP mode through hostapd. How can I check whether it supports TPC - and, in this case, turn it on/off? Note: Transmit Power Control (TPC) is a ...
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Missing library in ia32-libs when compiling with gcc-3.4.6 in 32 bit mode

I installed gcc-3.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 and tried to run a program with the -m32 flag. #gcc --v gcc version 3.4.6 (Debian 3.4.6-5) When trying to run the program I receive the following error ...
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How to set the nofile limit on rsyslog with upstart?

I'm struggling to work out how to set the open file limit on rsyslog on Ubuntu 14.04. It uses Upstart, which ignores limits.conf, but I'd expect to be able to put limit nofile 16384 16384 in ...
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LUKS on an internal hard drive

I have a hard drive which is encrypted using LUKS. It was originally an external hard drive. Recently I removed the casing and connected it directly (via SATA). However, when I connect it directly, ...
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Getting an “mkdir(): Permission Denied” error

and thanks for any help you can give. I installed the Gantry 5 framework no problem into Joomla! (using "Upload Package File"), then I tried to install the theme for it and I received this error: ...
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How to find out what is eating up all my inodes and whether to delete a folder? [duplicate]

This is really frustrating, I am using 94% of my inodes. How is that happening and how do I find out what is causing this, and whether to delete a specific folder. I know that var/cache is eating up ...
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Okular - Transparent inline note?

In Okular, when I set the opacity of an inline note to 0%, the note just disappears altogether, and I don't think that's the intended behavior of this setting. I've read on forums that this setting is ...
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How to install PPAs (from Launchpad) on non-Ubuntu distros like Debian?

AFAIK only Ubuntu and (obviously) Ubuntu-based distributions can handle PPAs. A major (and maybe the only) source of PPAs is Launchpad - another service by Canonical. A real-world example is ...
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How do I remove the chrx partition on a chromebook running crouton?

I hope this is the right place for this. If not, let me know where would be more appropriate. I have chosen to ask it here because I am assuming/hoping that the flexibility of linux will allow me to ...
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problem in mirroring interfaces' traffic using OVS

I'm trying to mirror all incoming/outgoing traffic of an interface "eth0" on VM04, to another interface "eth1" on VM01, using open Vswtich integrated with neutron in openstack. Both VMs are in one ...
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I think Ubuntu messed up my EFI. I'm in over my head

So, installing Ubuntu was a breeze. Make a bootable thumb drive, restart, hold alt, boot into it. But Ubuntu isn't for me, so I thought I'd try Mint. If I reboot and hold alt, I get a few choices ...
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How to delete Ubuntu without damaing another Linux distro?

I have 3 partitions on my computer they're dual-boot, Red Hat, Ubuntu & Windows 8. I want to get rid of Ubuntu and keep Red Hat & Windows 8. What would be the safest route to achieve my goal. ...
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Massive disk corruption on Ubuntu 15.10 with dm-crypt + LUKS full disk encryption?

I suspect there's a bug in Ubuntu's default whole disk encryption setup. Here's what happens, repeatably: I make a fresh install, Ubuntu 15.10 with whole disk encryption, overwriting the whole disk ...
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How should executables installed under /opt be added to the path?

Can programs installed under /opt be safely symlinked into /usr/local/bin, which is already in the PATH by default in Ubuntu and other Linux distros? Alternatively, is there some reason to create a ...
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OpenIndiana permissions change

I have a vm ubuntu (called hipster) to run apache and I mount a directory from OI and I can access without any problem. I have a directory shared with SMB, an app need to get into to see and format ...
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Ubuntu - Xrandr doesn't change my resolution

I'm trying to change my resolution using xrandr command line but when I type in a terminal xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1600x900_60.00 (which I added using --addmode), it doesn't change my resolution ...
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Setting up a VSFTPD Server and Client

I have created two VM running Ubuntu 12.04, I am trying to set one up as a server and another as a client. I have installed vsftpd using sudo apt-get install vsftpd and then I changed my config file ...
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mount namespace not work in ubuntu whether 15.04 or 14.04

NOTE: Referencing this Q&A: Why is my bind mount visible outside its mount namespace? It gave an unshare example, but it did not work in Ubuntu. I tried on Ubuntu 15.04, with util-linux 2.25. I ...
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How to get RailroadTycoon 3 working on Ubuntu properly?

I managed to install Rayilroad Tycoon 3 with wine on Ubuntu 14.04. The game also seems to run, at least to start. But then I start the game with wine RT3.exe the screen resolution is being changed ...
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Intel Skylake + DisplayPort 1.2 MST/Daisy chain on Linux

I am planning to buy hardware for using DisplayPort 1.2's MST feature to daisy chain two monitors in combination with the Intel Core i5 6600 Skylake processor on Ubuntu. Is this supported yet with the ...
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How to expand /boot partition on Ubuntu 15.10?

Recently I made a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.10 on my laptop after erasing everything. I have got notification from update manager to update my system. But I am getting the below error which says the ...
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Grub on 2 partitions, only want on one

Some context to start: Have Windows 10, Ubuntu, and Kali 2 installed as a triple boot configuration on my laptop. I recently installed Kali 2 after having just Win 10 and Ubuntu as I was interested ...
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Page not found but page is there

What am I doing wrong? When I search https://teampass.domain.org/ I get a blank screen. when I search https://teampass.domain.org/teampass, I get the following errors. Error on Chrome: The ...
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gnome-terminal from command line fails in some containers

I'm trying to run gnome-terminal in several containers on my machine (I'd like to run gnome-terminal from my ssh to the container), and on some of them it works fine, on others it fails silently (with ...