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How do I customise a keyboard layout in Cinnamon / Ubuntu?

I can see in Cinnamon you can select a new keyboard layout in - start - keyboard - layouts. But none of the layouts there match my new keyboard. How do I redefine a single key (differently placed ...
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Drivers, Module - Kernel

Can somebody explain to me what is a character driver? Can somebody explain to me what is a character driver? Can somebody explain to me what is a character driver?
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Use “module load” as root on Ubuntu 14.04

I have a series of tools that I load into my workspace using "module load 'tool ". However, if I try and run this command as root (or just using sudo), I get "module:command not found". None of the ...
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Terminal colors changing when opening a new tab

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 (x64 desktop edition) and I have an issue in my terminal (bash) where my colors seem to get "saturated" and my line cursor changes to black when opening a new tab, the first ...
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Blank 'Grub Boot Menu' when changing boot options

I was having the issue of a black screen on Ubuntu restart and startup. It seems like my monitor is somehow disconnected when I start Ubuntu because I get 'No Signal Detected'. I started following ...
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Packages and the like for configuring new systems [closed]

I'm faced with the prospect of moving from a server which has been configured previously with loads and loads of the sorts of tools you forget about day-to-day as you do various tasks (I'm talking ...
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CIB not supported: validator 'pacemaker-2.0', release '3.0.9'

I am trying to make two node clusters with pacemaker and corosync. When I want to change config with crm I get the following error: CIB not supported: validator 'pacemaker-2.0', release '3.0.9' ...
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Wacom Tablet (integrated; X201T) disconnects sporadically

I have an X201 tablet with stylus and finger multitouch running Ubuntu 14.04.4 with the 4.2.0 kernel. For no apparent reason, it seems to have an affinity for not recognizing finger (henceforth ...
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Unable to update hostname output for Ubuntu Server (on Digital Ocean)

I recently created a droplet server at Digital Ocean named: ubuntu-2gb-nyc3-01-2016-03-13 and then did a rename on the server at the Digital Ocean control panel, to exchange.mydomain.com. ...
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mysterious out-of-space message from rsync

I am mystified by the out-of-space message from rsync - I have enough freespace on the destination to hold everything, and I blv enough also on --vg-root as well. This doesn't seem to be the same ...
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Ubuntu, lua, nmap and sqlite3 - module 'luasql.sqlite3' not found

I need to work with nmap and sqlite3 and I installed lua 5.1 and lua-sql-sqlite3 on an ubuntu machine: sudo apt-get install lua5.1; sudo apt-get install lua-sql-sqlite3 Now, when I'm doing this: $ ...
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Apache server at new AWS EC2 instance is not reachable

I am not able to access my web server I recently set up on Ubuntu AWS EC2 instance: client:~ user$ curl yyy.yyy.yyy.yyyy curl: (7) Failed to connect to yyy.yyy.yyy.yyyy port 80: Operation timed out ...
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In Linux how to run a shell script automatically when the headphone is plugged in? [duplicate]

Is some kind of signal emitted when an earphone/headphone is plugged in? I want detect when they are plugged in and run a script accordingly.
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Restore Back In Time From Ubuntu To Debian

I used Back In Time (BIT) to back up my data to an external USB drive on Ubuntu 12.04. After problems with Ubuntu I made a fresh install of Debian 8.3. In Debian I have installed BIT and can see the ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 - Unable to disable daemon using Systemd

I've tried disabling MPD (Music Player Daemon) using Systemd: sudo systemctl disable mpd sudo systemctl status mpd mpd.service - Music Player Daemon Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/mpd.service; ...
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Asus EeeBook X205TA - Ubuntu (none sounds & network connection)

Have you tried anyone Ubuntu on this netbook? I bought this laptop. I created a bootable USB Ubuntu. The problem is that the sound and internet connection does not. Has anyone dealt with this problem? ...
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sources.list.d files are automatically configured: how can I change them persistently? [duplicate]

Google recently discontinued support for 32-bit Chrome repositories on Linux. That's fine; I don't care: I'm on 64-bit. No problem. Unfortunately, it causes apt update to fail because it fails to ...
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Cannot install some packages using apt-get or aptitude

It seems all the problems started when I used katoolin (a setup script for installing kali pentesting tools on ubuntu). Since using it and installing a few packages from it, I have gotten these errors ...
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Routing Problem with IP Forwarding on Ubuntu 14.04 and VirtualBox

I'm not entirely sure how to best title this question as the set up is a little complicated... but basically I have a routing problem with IP forwarding on my ubuntu server. On my ubuntu server (an ...
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Linux freezes randomly

I have an Acer Aspire ES1-311 Intel Pentium N3540 Quad Core 8GB 500GB 13.3 Laptop ever since I installed fedora 23 it keeps freezing randomly even sometimes during installation...........but I noticed ...
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Multiple Ubuntu Server Backups

I am soon to be dealing with multiple Ubuntu 14.04 Server Installations, none of which I will have physical access to. Some will be Digital Ocean Droplets, and some Mini-Server builds. I will have ...
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dual monitor support on a non-GNOME system

I have Ubuntu-14.04 with x11 drivers and lightweight WM installed on my laptop Toshiba Satellite Z930. I also have an external monitor connected to the laptop via HDMI interface. Currently, the ...
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Fcitx “Extra key for trigger input method” changes back to default after restart

Using Ubuntu 15.11. Configuring input using the 'Input Method Configuration' screen. Whenever I change "Extra key for trigger input method" it works for only that session. Once I restart the computer ...
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Macbook pro sd card reader doesn't work on Ubuntu 14.01

I have a macbook pro retina, the newest model. I used rEFind to dual-boot Ubuntu 14.01, but the sd card reader doesn't recognize the card. Is there a fix for that? Thanks.
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apache2.service Failed Because the Control Process Exited with Error Code

I am using Ubuntu 15 64-bit: $ uname -a Linux {hostname} 4.2.0-16-generic And I have installed apache2: $ sudo apt-get install -y apache2 I have a mod_xxx.so, which I have placed into: ...
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Using Grep Command Without Specifying a Certain Directory [closed]

Can you use the grep command without specifying a directory path afterwards? Example: $ sudo grep "filename" / I have also tried this: sudo find / -type f grep -l "filename" Still no luck. ...
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Change permissions for files created by docker daemon service

I'm trying to change the default permissions assigned to files when created by the docker daemon by changing the default umask. The docker daemon service runs as root and creates the files with umask ...
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No grub after installing ubuntu 14 or mint 17

Today i just received a new internal hard Hard drive for my HP Elitebook 840 G2 So i installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS, the installation was successful then i rebooted and i see no grub and Ubuntu not ...
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Adding a second GPU greatly reduces my graphics performance

I'm currently running Ubuntu 15 desktop with an ATI R9 390 and a 4k monitor via display port. Everything runs smoothly. I have a second monitor which is VGA-only, and since the R9 has no VGA ports, ...
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Why does Logic Application not work except directly under sudo?

I am trying to run Logic application to talk to my logic analyzer, and I observe the following behavior, after I install the rules under the driver. ./Logic ./Logic: cpp_libs/libc.so.6: version ...
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Does Linux Allow For Hiding Windows?

I'm currently a Windows user but I am looking to transition my main workstation to Linux like my servers. However I often use the Hide Window Hotkey Tool, this tool allows you to select windows to ...
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Crontab resetting itself

I have a computer with Ubuntu server 15.10 installed on it that sits in the same room I am in. I use it just as a Minecraft server, map renderer and whatever else php scripts I want to run scheduled ...
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Ubantu slow boot and shutdown issue : how can I fix this?

Initially my boot time was really low, it used to boot in seconds and user processes were also up and ready to use within a minute, now for some reason my boot up really slow and also my system never ...
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In Ubuntu 15.10, how to click to focus a window but not activate what you clicked on?

I recently got a new computer and installed Ubuntu 15.10 (dual boot with Windows 7). It's a Lenovo Thinkcentre with a first generation i5 cpu. If I have multiple windows open, to switch to another, I ...
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Why Nautilus is ignoring system theme?

Every time when my system starts up the Nautilus is ignoring system theme. I used Ubuntu Tweak to apply new GTK theme. My OS version is Ubuntu 15.10. The following commands makes Nautilus to respect ...
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How to force correct name for .desktop file

I'm developing a Qt application using CMake, and am trying to make it difficult to open more than one copy of the app at the same time (as with Mac application packages -- you have to call the ...
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Random Black Screen Crash Ubuntu 12.04

I recently backed my pc up and did a fresh install from the same 12.04 cd I always use and since have experienced frequent and what appear to be random crashes. It seems like some kind of driver issue ...
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Upgrading python to 2.7.11 on Ubuntu 14.04

I've been trying to upgrade my python to 2.7.11 or 3.4 (the latest one) but I'm having doing so. I followed the guide here: Upgrade to Python 2.7.11 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Everything completes fine but ...
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What is a kernel-source-tree?

What is the Linux kernel source tree? What does it contain and what is its purpose? I'm trying to build an external module and the tutorial I'm using says to make sure that a kernel source tree is ...
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XFCE - Autohide Animations

I am running Ubuntu with Unity. I also have an xfce panel installed on top of it. I have set it to autohide, but when it does it is blinks in/out of existence. I have tried setting an animation for ...
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grub and grub2 seem to run sequentially at boot time

Recently I have cloned my Ubuntu installation from one drive to another using clonezilla, parted magic. It seems that the clonezilla has put its own bootloader into the target drive. Before cloning, ...
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Remapping Caps Lock to ctrl+b [duplicate]

I recently moved to Linux from OSx and in there I had mapped Caps lock to Ctrl+b. This was mostly done because of tmux. How can I do this in Ubuntu 14? There is a very comprehensive answer here how ...
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How to know which files (scripts and configurations) I have installed by apt-get?

I always use rpm --query --package-name to see what files (scripts and configurations) I have installed. I'm looking for the similar command in ubuntu. Is there any equivalent command for apt-get?
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When a Linux (Ubuntu) system shuts down, which processes get sent a SIGTERM?

If I start an ongoing background process A which starts a child process B, and I ask the OS to shut down, which processes get sent a SIGTERM? Is it both A and B or is it just A (assuming that A should ...
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Install Linux on a USB

I'm trying to install Elementary OS on a USB drive so I can carry my OS with me. I have installed the ISO to the pen drive and can boot into the desktop no problem. When I come to do an install the ...
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Trying to create a service but it won't start

Apologies if this is an obvious answer, I am a Windows admin professionally and only use Linux in my homelab to try to learn new things - so I'm very inexperienced with Linux. I am working on writing ...
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Ubuntu 14:04 Why my USB Modem Huawei won't displayed as /dev/ttyUSB?

I want to use my modem huawei E153 like chan dongle for my Asterisk, but it is not show like TTYUSB see below the comand dmesg | tail when I put in USB port [ 2861.972140] usb 1-2: new high-speed ...
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xrandr not scaling / transforming display

I am trying to work out how to use xrandr transform and other options (Ubuntu 14.04.4, ATI Radeon HD5450 graphics, open source driver, lightdm). I have found the following (man xrandr): ... in other ...
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/ directory at 100% capacity. Not sure where I went wrong in my partitioning or how to proceed

I'm running a dual boot Windows/Mint partition. Everything is going fine until things suddenly get REALLY screwy and slow. I get a popup that "Filesystem root only has 297.8 MB disk space remaining." ...
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Find Source Files for OpenGL on Host

I am a newbie to linux. I just installed openGL on ubuntu and would like to tweak some of its source files I use in order to print certain results of some calculations done. I found the header file ...