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Logrotate no longer reads symlinked configuration file due to non-root ownership

We are currently upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS on our ruby on rails application servers, and have noticed that the log files are no longer rotating. On both machines we have a file ...
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How to setup a scanner in crouton chroot?

I have ubuntu 12.04 installed on my hp chromebook using crouton but I'm not sure how to access a usb device from inside the chroot. I'm trying to access a brother DS-720D scanner with xsane. From ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 x64 - slow and acting strangely gvfs+NTFS

I have updated Ubuntu 13.10 x64 to latest stable releases of all packages. I'm running GNOME and using SSD disks on USB 3.0 ports in lenovo Y500 notebook. I'm using Midnight Commander (as root) in ...
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How to install meld 3.11 in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am trying to get meld 3.11 to work on ubuntu 14.04 I tried following the method below" cd ~ git clone https://git.gnome.org/browse/meld cd meld sudo ln -s ~/meld/bin/meld /usr/bin/meld But ...
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fstab group option?

Environment Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop 64-bit Problem only members of group_name should be allowed to mount,unmount and read,write,execute drive_name Potential Solution edit /etc/fstab add ...
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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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Upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 - Mail server missing dovecot-lmtp even though it is installed

So I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04.1 from 12.04 the other day. Easy upgrade process. Everything worked fine except for my mail server stopped receiving mail. The logs show the mail arrives and is ...
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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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How to get to recovery mode if grub screen does not appear?

I cannot login my Ubuntu12.04 (which is VM running on OSX using VMWARE FUSION 6) because I have changed permission of /tmp for some purpose before rebooting the machine. Thus I tried to boot Ubuntu ...
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network interface counters not working?

I just built a router and installed it with Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS. The system has two NICs, one for the internal network and one for the external (p3p1) network. I'd like to monitor external ...
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Starting up and keeping up a process

I am having an Ubuntu box on which I am having a Haskell process (think of it as a random server process) that I built. I want to start it on boot and restart it in case it fails for whatever reason ...
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How to create KVM guest with SPICE graphics but TLS disabled using virt-install?

I am using virt-install (see below) to create a guest. All seems fine up to the point where it complains about auto-allocation of the SPICE TLS port. Here's what I am running and the full output: # ...
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Ubuntu boots immediately

After using Wubi for a few weeks, I thought it would be time to do a real install of Ubuntu. I downloaded the iso file from the official website and installed the iso on a usb (with Pen Drive Linux's ...
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virtualbox mail server postfix+dovecot

I'm setting up a mail server(ubuntu14.4 serverX64) for development/testing purposes (using virtualBox bridged-mode) and I just finished this tutorial and everything seams to work. Now I'm not able ...
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SSH Server on Ubuntu not works

I wanted to start SSH server on Ubuntu 14.04 running on VirtualBox. I installed Openssh, sshd, etc., configured sshd_config to listen on ip, which I see in ifconfig and it not working. I'm starting ...
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/dev/sda not appearing after secure erase

I decided to wipe my SSD with a secure erase before installing Arch Linux, since the Arch wiki said that it would improve performance. I followed the instructions listed on the wiki, but now when I ...
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Why should I get linux? [closed]

Ok so I am student, about to get my degree in computer science. I have been programming for couple of years now on my Macbook pro on OS X and I havent had any problems. On the other hand, everyone ...
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ext4 filesystems frequently corrupting

We have occasional power outages in our environment which seems to cause data corruption on our Ubuntu machines with ext4 filesystems. To my understanding ext4's default is to use data=ordered ...
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Save views in multiple screen terminals

As I do in default single view screen terminal of ubuntu; gnome-terminal \ --tab-with-profile=Default --working-directory="some dir" --title="some title" \ --tab-with-profile=Default ...
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Can't get upstart service to honor capabilities(7)

I am developing a daemon started by upstart (Ubuntu 14.04) which needs to run as a non-privileged user (for security), but bind privileged port 443. I am using setcap to set the CAP_NET_BIND_SERVICE ...
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Trigger an init script when a specific device is up and a kernel module has been loaded

On my ubuntu 12.04 servers, I need to write an init.d script that waits until the infiniband interface (device: mlx4_0, interface: ib0) is completely up, and until the knem kernel module is loaded. ...
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sudo and fish: no credential caching

I use fish as my standard shell. And I use sudo sometimes. But I'm having problems with credential caching. On an Ubuntu system, this works: niklas@Niklas-Mobil~> sudo true [sudo] password for ...
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Two HDD partitions with the same name result in uncertain directories

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a machine that has a lot of hard drives plugged into it. These hard drives have partitions with old OS's which have a lot of key data that I use often. The problem is, I ...
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Virtual console pauses video and audio playback running in KDE

In Kubuntu 14.04, when I switch to one of the virtual consoles by pressing CTRL-ALT-F1...F6 all audio and video playback running in the GUI gets interrupted and continues only when going back to X. ...
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How to achieve higher display resolution for Ubuntu under VirtualBox?

In this setup, Ubuntu under VM only achieves low resolution at 640 * 480 while host is 1920 * 1024. How to, (I believe is to configure X server), achieve higher resolution? I have set in VirtualBox ...
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Recovering from 'grub rescue>' crash

Originally posted to AskUbuntu.com ... AskUbuntu has adopted a policy of closing questions about EOL (End Of Life) versions. There's a vocal contingent to remove them as well. To prevent ...
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Ubuntu under VirtualBox 4.3.12 r93733 run slow on Windows7 with AVG free 2011

Ubuntu VM speed is subjectively 5 to 10 times slow. Tried setting CPU number, PIIX3/ICH9, Display 3D acceleration. Still slow. Any pointers appreciated. VirtualBox installed with all default setting. ...
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I can't install new packages and can't update and upgrade

I'm trying to install some program on Ubuntu, but when I try it I got the following error.- E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock ...
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Changing the Java Runtime in NetBean 8 on Ubuntu 14.04

(Not sure if this is the right site for this question - if not please migrate.) I am using Netbeans for C++ on Ubuntu 14.04. Ubuntu comes with the Open JDK Runtime, which is what Netbeans is ...
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Running MySQL in a Docker container

So my ultimate end goal is to run a MySQL Docker container (say tutum/mysql from the public registry) and then link a Gitlab Docker container (say sameersbn/gitlab) to it, where both containers use ...
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Installed Linux, now Windows doesn't boot anymore

I had a working Windows 8.1 which I used regularly. Today I needed Linux, so I chose Ubuntu and installed it from a bootable flash drive alongside Windows. Everything worked well, I could choose which ...
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Creating a Live Kernel with u-boot

I want to create a live kernel with u-boot. I have a ARM board that has a 4GB nand flash memory. I used manufacturing tools from the freescale website for the i.mx6 chip. I have read that you can ...
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Not able to see the progression of a file with “tail -f”!

It's a surprise why now this command isn't working which earlier was. See I've the below command to run for backup. ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo tar -cvf /media/ubuntu/My*Linux/ub*data/zebra.tar ...
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Can use Password authentication with SFTP even though “PasswordAuthentication no” in /etc/ssh/sshd_config

I have enabled SSH-keys based authentication on the Ubuntu 14.04 server, disabled root login using SSH and can connect successfully using SSH-keys based authentication with my user account blahblah on ...
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ncq disabled on usb drive with ncq capabilities

I've recently purchased a Gigabyte BRIX paired with WD10JFCX 1TB Drive which is encased in an USB3.0 box. On it I run Ubuntu LTS 14.04 When I look at /sys/block/sdb/devices/queue_depth it reads 1 ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 has suddenly failed to boot! [closed]

Yesterday evening, I don't know what happened but my system (Ubuntu 13.10) didn't boot. Since then I tried many times but the same issue as I explain below. See I boot my system. GRUB menu comes; I ...
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How does Ubuntu 14.04 achieve persistent eth* interfaces?

Trying to upgrade udev to 197+ on my LFS system, I've come across a problem that old persistent network interface names scheme is no longer supported. Before trying to go on with the new suggested ...
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Installing mysql-server in vagrant bootstrap shell script (how to skip setup?)

I did try to install mysql-server on my Vagrant Ubuntu 12.04 LTS virtual machine. When I did so, the setup auto-starts. I can see this in the Vagrant output: While not mandatory, it is highly ...
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How to create a shortcut of some folder on Docky?

I am using docky on ubuntu 14.04.I am able to pin shortcut of applications to it. But how can I make a shortcut of a particular folder to it. Like It has home folder icon in docky ..I want to have ...
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How to use Wireless Network in Virtualbox?

I'm trying to enable Wireless on VirtualBox in my Ubuntu 14.04. I use a Kali Linux as the guest OS, but this OS not show the wi-fi when I connect it. After starting the guest OS, it still does not ...
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A window asking me to enter my ssh passphrase is popping up randomly. Why?

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04. For a few weeks now a small window keeps popping up randomly, grabbing my keyboard and asking me to enter the passphrase for my ssh key. The Window's title says "OpenSSH", and it ...
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How should I change root@mydomain when I send from mail() php function?

I've installed sendmail in Ubuntu as below: apt-get install sendmail Then I sent an Email to test, I received Email from root <root@mydomain>. I checked the content of /etc/aliases, but it ...
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A problem with ubuntu [closed]

I have a Dell Inspiron 1420 with Windows Vista. I wanted to install Ubuntu on it, so I burned the ISO file to a 16GB flash memory and I booted the laptop from it. I tried to install Ubuntu on the hard ...
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Change packages from country local to global

I want to reinstall all packages in Ubuntu 13.10 that were downloaded from my country local repository to change them to global repository versions. I can work on system that is completely English, so ...
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Vintage terminal for Ubuntu

So I have just been introduced to Cathode for OSX and I am completely fascinated by how classic it looks with it's 1970s retro style. Does anyone know of any programs/packages I can download to get my ...
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unable to create key file. ubuntu installation error

I am trying to generate a preseed file for automating the Ubuntu installation process. I want full disk encryption with the help of preseed having the pass-phrase included in the preseed. I wrote ...
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The difference between a binary and a source package in Ubuntu/Debian?

The information below seems misleading. I am confused with the example they give that if you lose dpkg (the program that lets you handle .deb files) you can use the other commands ar, tar, and gzip ...
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Can I create a bootable distribution backup

I'm interested in trying out a couple of distributions, but for extended periods of time (so using a LiveCD is not really an option). However, I would like to create a backup of my current ...
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Switch screens in xorg.conf without reloading X

I have an ARM device running ubuntu and the screen set up using xorg.conf as below: Section "Device" Identifier "Card0" Driver "fbdev" Option "fbdev" "/dev/graphics/fb2" ...
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Disable CPU scaling with U 1404

I know there are a lot of things about this topic but I couldn't find anything not older than 4 years. As the stuff develops so fast I hope it is fine to ask again a few years later. What is ...