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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 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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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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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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Is it possible to obtain OS X versions of Unix tools on modern Linux distributions (like Ubuntu or RedHat)?

I have observed that there are often subtle and often annoying differences between the default versions of certain command line tools like paste and sed on modern distributions of Linux versus OSX. ...
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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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chmod 600 fails silently

Here is what happens: $ chmod 600 foobar.txt $ ls -l total 1 -rwx------ 0 sampablokuper sampablokuper 13 Feb 19 21:00 foobar.txt Why is the last line not reading as follows? -rw------- 0 ...
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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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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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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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Recover Partially Formatted Hard Drive

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04, and recently tried to safely remove my external hard drive using the GUI, but the "Format" button was right next to the "Safely Remove" button. I stopped the format as soon ...
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Ubuntu: can't find ndbm.h

I need to compile an old apache version, 1.3 and compilation process fails because: mod_auth_dbm.c:77:18: fatal error: ndbm.h: File or directory not found where is it?
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Why does my laptop suspend twice/thrice?

The awesome WM doesn't suspend automatically when closing the lid, so I followed some instructions to get it working. I simply added a file /etc/acpi/local/lid.sh.post with the following contents: ...
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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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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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Static DNS setup on client of shared internet connection

I've 2 linux computers, one redhat (client), and one ubuntu (set up with shared internet connection as described here) At the moment, on the wired connection between the computers, I can ping the ...
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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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Map F2 to replace the 2 key – also with Shift and Alt combination – in Lubuntu 14.04.3

I run a Danish keyboard layout in Lubuntu 14.04.3. The 2 key is malfunctioning (hardware problem). I wish to replace its use by the key F2. The F2 key value (i.e., the F2 key-press event) will then ...
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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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Grab the load average with top

The command below is grabing only the first load average, I would like to grab all the 3 load average. How can I change this code? top -b -n 3 -d 1 | grep "load average" | tail -n 1 | awk '/load ...
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Enabling triple-head setup with two Nvidia GT730 (Ubuntu)

After installing a second Nvidia GeForce GT730 in the hope of overcoming a single card's limitation of only being able to support two monitors, I still cannot get a 3rd monitor working. I keep the ...
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Having trouble setting up an Ubuntu/Windows 8 dual boot

I hope I'm not posting this in the wrong place (and if I am, please direct me to where you think would be a better place to post it) as this doesn't relate entirely to Linux and is really more to do ...
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How to start 2FA-using OpenVPN with systemd?

I have openvpn config that users 2 factor authentication. If I start it manually, by running: /usr/sbin/openvpn --writepid /run/whatever --cd /etc/openvpn/ --config /etc/openvpn/work.conf it asks ...
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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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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 ...