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Wireless WAP Roaming on Ubuntu Server

I have an Ubuntu server that connects to the network over wireless. Since it obviously doesn't have Gnome's NetworkManager I have to configure everthing manually. I've got it sucessfully connecting ...
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clear tmpfs in my case

I am on a Ubuntu machine. I have make a directory under root directory, by: $ sudo mkdir /hello $ sudo mkdir /hello/bye Then I mount tmpfs with size 1024M to /hello/bye by: $ sudo echo "tmpfs ...
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Transferring access privileges from root to regular user

I log in to Ubuntu with the username student. There are some directories only the root user is allowed to access, for example /var/lib/mysql, (I know I can use sudo to access it but it is not what I ...
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Restart MySQL server

I am using MySQL v5.1 on Ubuntu machine. MySQL on my machine used to work. (Running mysql -u root gave me the MySQL command line.) This afternoon, I did the following thing: 1. check active process ...
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No, I don't want persistent net rules

I have a bootable Linux memstick that I use on a lot of different PCs (but all of the same model and configuration). Trouble is that udev is renaming the eth interfaces so that what was eth0 on the ...
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What's the next step in troubleshooting this wireless connection failure?

I just installed Ubuntu 10.04.3 to dual-boot with Windows. I can connect to the Internet using a wired connection, but not through wireless. The first time I booted, the wireless notification bar ...
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Gnome shows workspace before showing the login screen

I have used Gnome for a long time and always have seen this problem. When I close the laptop lid and re-open it, it shows my workspace for 1 second or less and then shows the login screen.I use Fedora ...
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Why can't vim find syntax.vim on my fresh Ubuntu installation?

I'm trying to make some basic customizations to vim. All I want is some syntax highlighting, etc. Basically, not just plain text. My .vimrc file consists of 7 lines: backspace=2 syntax on filetype ...
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Ubuntu - My /var/wiki folder has gone missing. Is this a Linux issue? [closed]

I implemented a few installations of mediawiki in a parent folder called: /var/wiki I was alerted this morning that the wikis are no longer working. Upon a little research, the /var/wiki folder is ...
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Will my programs installed in Ubuntu be usable by another distro in a dual-boot set-up?

I am interested in setting up my machine so that I can try different distributions of Linux. I want to always be running Ubuntu (10.04.3), but would then try other distros in a dual-boot setting. ...
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Ubuntu Server Continuously “goes to sleep”

I am running a web server at home using Ubuntu 11.4 (maybe? I can't 100% recall) on an older AMD 2400+ desktop with 1 or 2 GB of RAM. Sorry I can't recall the details 100%. Anyway, I have a KVM ...
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Program does not terminate when called from udev

I've written a program in C#/Mono that probes a device to determine if it is a modem. The program works fine from the command line. However, when it is called from PROGRAM= in a udev rule, the ...
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Mount Freecom Classic SL Network Drive (NDAS) in Ubuntu 11.10

Both the Network Drive and the Ubuntu machine are connected by Ethernet to a Linksys WRT54GL router (192.168.1.1). To access the Network Drive in Windows, I installed the NDAS software and mounted ...
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Moving from Ubuntu 32bit: Mint 64bit or Mint 32bit?

I have decided to try out Linux Mint instead of the horrible Ubuntu Unity experince. I have a separate partition for my /home folder, which I'd like to preserve of course. So I'm curious: is it ...
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Why does Ubuntu recommend download the 32-bit version?

Why does Ubuntu recommend download the 32-bit version? On their 32bit_and_64bit Page they even say Unless you have specific reasons to choose 32-bit, we recommend 64-bit to utilise the full capacity ...
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apt-get : no installation candidate for libxul-dev

When I'm installing libxul-dev I end with this error message: $ sudo apt-get install libxul-dev Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package ...
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Replacing identical NIC cards creates eth1 instead of using eth0 in Ubuntu

I changed out a NIC card that was the exact same make and model. The setup process for Ubuntu 11.04 was very seemless and easy so I figured it would be smart enough to setup up the replacement card. ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 Startup Applicatation vs /etc/init.d

Is there any difference between these two methods for application to start on boot? I need an application to start before a logon occurs and am questioning whether or not Ubuntu's Startup Application ...
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I am trying to install Google Chrome on Linux Mint 7

It seems like Jaunty is not being maintained anymore. When trying to install the chrome package: steven@steven-desktop ~/Desktop $ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb Selecting ...
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Writing usb on FreeBSD to access on windows

How can I write "stuff" into USB drive on FreeBSD such that, the "stuff" is accessible in Windows [yes my wife still uses that :( ] and Ubuntu?
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How to find a file in the filesystem from the command line?

I'm fairly new to Linux, and I've now found myself in a situation where I'd like to find where a file (with a partially-known filename) is in the file system. I'd like to know how to do this from the ...
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Can applications like VirtualBox run at startup without any users logging in ubuntu?

This question comes to mind because we are tinkering with the idea of going VM with some of our servers. KVM is a bit involved, VMWare acts like they want to be a free product, and Microsoft is just ...
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Enable Compiz Fusion at startup kde

Compiz is "temporarily disabled" by default, I have to enable Compiz by pressing Alt+Shift+F12 every time I start my computer. Can somebody please tell me how it can be enabled automatically at ...
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Unix (Ubuntu Server): $PYTHONPATH resets to blank when I reboot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to make exported shell variables permanent? Each time I set the $PYTHONPATH on my new Ubuntu server machine (old Thinkpad) and reboot, it's reset to blank. I'm ...
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Installing php-cgi under Ubuntu for Cherokee web server

I have set up Cherokee web server on my server, and want to enable PHP and MySQL support for applications like Wordpress and phpBB. I have tried running these commands: sudo apt-get install php5 ...
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How can I find a Ubuntu package to use with Amazon EC2?

I'm looking to set up a new server on Amazon's EC2 and I wanted to use Ubuntu 11.04 is it is fairly new but not too new. I previously used 10.10 which I think is also very stable and time-tested. My ...
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Using update-rc.d

As per this question, I'd like to start a /etc/init.d script on boot. I have the following script comments: # Startup script for Wowza Media Server # # chkconfig: - 80 20 # description: Wowza Media ...
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How to show and modify user info in Ubuntu server?

If I want to put some personal information (like Full Name) to an account, how can I check it again? And how can I modify it? On Ubuntu server. With command line only.
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Cannot connect to Samba shares after reinstall

I have a home file server on which I have recently reinstalled the OS. I replaced Ubuntu Server 10.04.2 32-bit with 10.04.3 64-bit due to hardware upgrades. I've copied my previous Samba configuration ...
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Stripped down Kernel for a Laptop

I am a Linux noob, but I am willing to learn. My immediate objective is to compile a small kernel for my laptop without sacrificing usability. I am familiar with the kernel compilation steps (don't ...
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Does elementary OS use the standard AppIndicators?

I think about switching from Ubuntu, but I don't want to miss the AppIndicators.
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Mount NTFS Partition on Startup in Ubuntu

I have a 10 gigabyte partition which I use for files which I share between my Windows installation and my Oneiric Ocelet (Ubuntu) installation. My Eclipse workspaces exist on this partition. Eclipse ...
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How to Display Hidden Characters While Typing?

How can I configure vim to display hidden characters like tabs or spaces ONLY while those characters are typed? I do not want tabs and/or space replaced with special characters like ">" or "_" when ...
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How can I monitor the load of a php script on a server?

We've got a website on our dedicated server which seems to be causing problems. Recently it has been crashing our dedicated server - it's very annoying. It will crash at random times. The tech ...
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How to Re-Create Missing Vim Directory?

The /etc/vim directory and the symlinks from /usr/share/vim to it are missing. Does anyone know how to re-create the directory and links?
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Writing to /tmp is failing - returning error 22

I'm getting this weird behaviour where writing to /tmp is failing. Even try touch /tmp/foo as root fails with OS error code 22: Invalid argument. The permissions are set to 1777/drwxrwxrwt.
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Remote control an Ubuntu machine from a Windows machine

How can I access and remotely control an Ubuntu 10.04 machine from my Windows XP machine. I googled this subject, and noticed that there are several options: someone people use VNC, while some use ...
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Access a linux machine from a windows machine

I have two laptops, one is installed with Ubuntu 10.04, the other one is installed with Windows XP. The Ubuntu laptop is located in one place with internet connection while the windows laptop is in ...
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How to start nvidia x server settings from command line?

I am using Ubuntu 10.04, I know I can start NVIDIA x server settings by choose : System -> Preference -> Monitors on the top bar. But how can I start the NVIDIA x server settings window by run a ...
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How do I stop gnome's disk-utility from spamming me with disk error messages until my X session freezes?

I have a headless computer running ubuntu 11.04 with metacity. I vnc into it every now and again. It has a failing disk attached which I am trying to get some data off. Every now and again a friendly ...
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How to boot xenomai on ubuntu 10.04?

I install xenomai by sudo apt-get install xenomai-* It installed dctrl-tools libxenomai-dev libxenomai1 linux-patch-xenomai xenomai-doc xenomai-runtime. But when I check /boot/grub/grub.cfg, it ...
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Where to find the error messages of Postfix

I cannot sent mail by using Postfix (SMTP) on Ubuntu Server 11.04. So, there must be some errors, But where to see the error message?
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What ghc package does cabal-install need?

I've just installed cabal to try and get http://dmwit.com/yeganesh/, but on running cabal-install it throws the error: cabal: ghc version >=6.4 is required but it could not be found. Apt-cache ...
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How does one open a new window from the shell with a specific size and position?

For example, say I wanted to start gnome-terminal with it's northwest corner at 0,0, and make the window 736x434 pixels (apparently the default, which allows for an an 80-character by 24-character ...
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Where does postfix store email?

I can't find any documentation on how postfix stores email. Where is it stored, and in what format? I'm using Ubuntu server 11
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Switching runlevel when moving /var to another partition

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and I would like to move /var to another partition using a python script. I found some directions that I thought were pretty good, but they call for switching to runlevel 1 ...
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Can I use a third-party repository intended for an older version of Ubuntu?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 but some repositories i have been using don't support new version of Ubuntu. So, is there any danger in using, say, Ubuntu 10.10 ("Koala") repository for Ubuntu 11.10? May I, ...
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ubuntu like lightdm in arch linux

I have just installed archlinux on a virtual machine and I managed to install lightdm by following the instructions given in https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/LightDM ...
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Creating a local in-house testing web server

What we are trying to achieve is to have an in house Linux-based (probably Ubuntu) web server which we can test on before pushing to our remote dedicated hosting server. The problem we are going to ...
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“Live” Processor hang under Ubuntu 11.10, how to diagnose/fix? [closed]

We recently upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 on a virtual server. Since the upgrade, the server will periodically "hang" with processor use at zero (according to monitoring). Monit is still running and ...