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Ubuntu does not find shared object file; sudo ldconfig -v did not help

I'm on a 32 bit Xubuntu 15.04 installation on which I have to work with a legacy application, which I only have in binary form. That binary requires libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3, which I managed to find ...
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User Admin - View Permissions when 750 is used for home

apologies if this question is caused by a fundamental misunderstanding. But as main admin of a server: I want to make it so that users cant see each others home folders. (so I chmod 750 the home ...
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Ubuntu can't connect to my Google

Every time I turn on my Ubuntu machine, I am greeted with the same message: "Can't connect to Google accounts." My Google said that I needed to verify that signin, and I did, but for some reason, ...
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How to resolve “mount.nfs: access denied by server” error

I am trying to mount a directory from a Raspberry Pi 2 (the NFS server) from an Ubuntu 15.10 PC (the NFS client). When I try, I get the error: mount.nfs: access denied by server while mounting ...
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How to run a jar together with faketime

I need run a certain jar file with a mock time for testing purposes. When I execute the jar in the usual way $ java -jar myjar.jar it runs perfectly. But when I try to run it together with ...
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Stuck on grub rescue with no /boot directory?

Deleted a partition during Windows 7 installation. Now all I get is error: no such partition. Entering rescue mode.. grub rescue> I tried to look for /boot directory: grub rescue > ls ...
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Conditions sent over ssh are performed locally, not remotely [duplicate]

So I am trying to do something like this: ssh -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no -o UserKnownHostsFile=/dev/null -i \ /home/backupboy/.ssh/id_rsa user@server.com \ "[[ $(ls -1 /mnt/dir | wc -l) -gt 4 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 crashing when 2 monitors are plugged in

The title is pretty self-explanatory. Ubuntu 14.04 is crashing, but only if 2 monitors are plugged in. If I start my computer with just the main monitor everything works fine. What is weird is that ...
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Rsyslog not creating log files

I'm hardening an Ubuntu 14.04 VM to CIS standards and am having a problems getting rsyslog to create the necessary files. Note: I'm getting better with Linux but I'm no master yet, please excuse any ...
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Puppy Linux on laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 (dual-boot)?

I just read about Puppy Linux the other day. The latest release is called Tahrpup, and is partially built from Trusty Tahr (Ubuntu 14.04). So now I am curious, and I would like to install it on my ...
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Running the Following Playbook syntax appears to be correct but getting following ERROR!- 'blockinfile' is not a valid attribute for a Play

Running the Following Playbook syntax appears to be correct but getting following ERROR! ERROR! 'blockinfile' is not a valid attribute for a Play The error appears to have been in ...
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PATH not getting exported from ~/.profile until manually sourced

I am trying to modify my PATH in ~/.profile: export PATH=$PATH:/opt/jdk1.8/bin echo "Path is exported." I will always login via SSH so that's why I have it in ~/.profile. I am using zsh (oh-my-zsh) ...
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NGINX and PHP Pools

We host quite a few client sites, and I've inherited a shared hosting ecosystem on DigitalOcean. We run a LEMP stack, and all sites were at the same permission access level as eachother. We are now ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck on boot: blank purple screen. Can only kill power

I did some digging but couldn't find an answer to my problem. I'm a first time Linux user, when I turn on my laptop running ONLY Ubuntu 14.04 on it, 50% of the time it freezes on a blank purple ...
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Automatically enable systemd services installed using deb?

I'm building a bunch of services to install on my own (automatically created) servers. I'm migrating from upstart on Ubuntu 14.04, where services are enabled by default (we have to do extra work if we ...
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Create a restricted user on Ubuntu

I need to grant guest SSH access to some user to review our server. He could: access only /opt/www/ folder (and subfolders) can list folders but can't read files content can't edit/create files ...
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Reopen Terminal windows after restarting

In Mac, if I have a few Terminal windows open and I restart the computer or quit Terminal, the windows that were open last are opened again with their working directories and command histories ...
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NFS shares not being exported on reboot

When I reboot the NFS server (Ubuntu 14.04), it is not exporting the NFS shares (sudo showmount -e is empty). I have to open a terminal and manually sudo exportfs -ra. After that showmount will then ...
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How to Install latest version of Node js for Elementary OS (ubuntu)

I have downloaded node v5 for Linux on the *node website and found some instructions on how to Install a tar.gz file but this file ends with tar.xz and I can't find any instructions for that. Please ...
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Permanent proxy by sshuttle to Tunnel all the traffic

I need to set a proxy for my server. So I ran sshuttle on my server as follows:screen -dmS proxy sshuttle --dns -r alex@152.21.94.233:2020 0/0 When I log out the session, I can not login to the ...
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Ubuntu 2 terminator windows 2 layouts with difference colors

i have 2 terminator windows with 2 difference layouts default and mylayout. I want 2 difference colors for my lyouts, nit profiles, is it possible? I try to add at config file in layout section some ...
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Unable to install/boot Ubuntu 14.04

I have downloaded a 64bit version of Ubuntu 14.04 for my little Lenovo Laptop, and saved it on my desktop. Using unetbootin I mounted the file and started the installation process. After following the ...
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du -sh * discrepencies [duplicate]

Can someone explain why the following results do not add up. I just rebooted and logged in, and I have the following: As root: du -sh /home/* 7.8G /home/mike 4.0K /home/Systemback `du -sh ...
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Load old Ubuntu Linux after fresh Linux Mint install

I had Ubuntu and time ago I installed Linux Mint. During installation there was no option for alongside install, so I chose the manual option for the install to empty the partition (mount point /). ...
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An environment variable with equal sign and && operator

I want to create an environment variable for this command: git --git-dir= echo test-folder/.git/ add Steps-to-follow.txt && git --git-dir= echo test-folder/.git/ commit This is a relevant ...
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multi boot win 7 ubuntu 15.10 kali

this is my first time using grub and I am hitting a problem. I can't seem to install ubuntu in the manner I "think" I should AND added to that I get unusable space. Here's what I am doing could ...
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Increase virtual HDD space on VMWare for Ubuntu

I am having an issue following instructions on how to increase from here I cannot get the unallocated space, to merge with the sda1, no matter what I try, I allocate the 30GB, then try it that way, ...
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Apt Unmet dependecies: libefl-bin

I am encountering an error when I run apt-get upgrade. It appears I have a package installed that has unmet dependencies. uname -a output: Linux kbu 3.19.0-56-generic #62~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Mar ...
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Laptop not booting after fresh ubuntu mate 15 install

I just installed Ubuntu Mate 15 onto my laptop. After a successful install, I can't seem to boot into the OS. There's a blinking cursor on the screen and that's it. I used a LiveCD to try repairing it ...
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Why apache2 is rendering only index.html

I want to redirect the apache to a directory in my server to render from the index.html, i am new to ubuntu and apache, please help me that where i have to modify in the apache in ubuntu 14.04 server. ...
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How do I install Python in Linux with no Internet access?

Part 1 I have CentOS with no Internet access. I have a docker container based on Ubuntu. I want to install Python inside the Docker container. I downloaded some .deb files for installing Python ...
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Cronjob Create File Every Execute

I can create a cron job for every 5 minutes with following codes: */5 * * * * root bash /etc/cron.d/mongo/5min.sh In the /etc/cron.d/mongo/5min.sh file send request with cURL: #!/bin/sh ...
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How to start a phone call from the terminal in Ubuntu Phone?

The ability to start a phone call from the terminal is mentioned in this transcript of a Q&A-session with the Canonical community team. So - did somebody figure out, how to do it? The terminal ...
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Nmap traceroute max TTL

(Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS) traceroute has -m, --max-hop=NUM, as does tracepath. How can I limit the max number of hops when using: nmap -Pn -sn --traceroute ?
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CapsLock breaks Eterm keybinds

In my Ubuntu Server 14 with FluxBox i use to bind actions on Eterm. This is my user.cfg file: [...] begin actions bind ctrl shift button3 to string '^[]6;14^G' bind ctrl button3 to menu ...
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How can I view my virtualbox guest unix filesystem from the host windows file/text editor? [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu/CentOS in a virtualbox guest and am trying to configure various services to run on it (nginx, php, memcache and more). As a novice Unix user, I'm finding it slow to use the console ...
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Intermediate programmer seeks comprehensible info on which blobs are included in the Linux kernel, 4.2

I am specifically asking about the kernel included in Ubuntu 15.10 and my technical skills are meek-I can code in C, make system calls, use XCB. I barely know make, don't comprehend GIT. I cannot ...
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Can you run GNU/Linux userspace code other than Ubuntu on Windows?

Microsoft has announced Ubuntu on Windows — The Ubuntu Userspace for Windows Developers. It's supposed to allow native Linux binaries to run unmodified on Windows 10, like wine in reverse. Why ...
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Ubuntu: I cannot reach internet

I'm trying to install nodejs on my Ubuntu server but it seems not to be able to reach the internet. My server has two network interfaces: eth0 connected to my network eth1 used sometimes to be ...
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Why is 64bit Ubuntu running Slower? [closed]

I have 2 mostly identical machines, and Acer and a Lenovo, both with Intel Atom 230 CPU @ 1.60GHz and 1GB of DDR2 RAM. The acer has a fresh install of 64Bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS while the Lenovo has the ...
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Strange Ubuntu logout when manipulating DOM in Google Chrome

The context: in Google Chrome, in the the Developer Tools inspector, each time I try to move a DOM element, Ubuntu Gnome log me out without notice. I can't even take a snapshot of this, because I'm ...
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Rsyslog to use hostname instead of leftmost FQDN label

I have an Ubuntu 15.10 configuration in which /etc/hostname reads projectname-environmentname and /etc/hosts reads 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 environmentname.projectname.tld ...
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Opencl only detects 1 gpu instead of 2

I have an ubuntu 14.04 setup with r9 390 and the r9 nano. aticonfig --list-adapters detects both the r9 390 and r9 nano. The nano is connected to the motherboard via a 1x to 16x pci-e USB riser. When ...
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Vulnerability demonstration on Ubuntu 9.04

For a class on IT security, I want to demonstrate privilege escalation to the students. To do so, I looked through the exploit/linux/local list in the Metasploit Framework, finding (among others) ...
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Apache and symbolic link in /var/www/html

I'm trying to create a symbolic link to /home/user/www from /var/www/html so I can access the directory in my home folder from the URL: http://localhost/www/ I did: ln -s /home/user/www /var/www/html ...
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'Resuming' Ubuntu after battery died

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 alongside OSX, usually booting into Ubuntu using rEFInd. Last night my laptop died while in Ubuntu due to lack of battery power, when trying to boot back into Ubuntu this ...
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How to access local repository mirror?

I am trying to access a local apt mirror which is on a usb drive. The file tree on the drive is /apt-mirror /mirror /archive.ubuntu.com /dists /pool /skel ...
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How do I run commands that target a linux distro inside a mounted image?

I'm trying to use Ubuntu Customization Kit, however it's failing because of a bug. It gets to the point where it mounts the necessary image, but then does not open the console for me to be able to ...
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how to run android dex from command line in ubuntu 14.04

I write a program which has ant build file with this command: <exec executable="dx" dir="${workdir}"> <arg value="-JXmx${env.JavaHeap}"/> <arg value="--dex"/> <arg ...
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Correct dpi setting with nvidia driver

I just installed the nvidia-352 driver on (a freshly installed) ubuntu 15.10 for a quadro K2000M graphics card. Then I enabled it via sudo prime-select nvidia. After reloading the xserver I get very ...