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Can you install a Smart DNS server on Ubuntu server?

I'm a fan of smart-DNS services like "unblock" and so, as it gives me the VPN functionality (the part of the functionality that I need..) and saves me of server resources, such as traffic. I was ...
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Linux doesn't recongnize recent installations

I'm working inside a virtual machine, and I don't know why software installation does not work. I have to restart my machine, but that is not an option.
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Add column into Archive Manager interface

I've just made a mistake and I have removed the 'Name' column from the Archive Manager program interface. Here is the actual interface: Now, I can't see the 'Name' column. I've tried to modify ...
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Linux Driver for USB “reverse” mass storage device

I'm developing a USB device that I want to read and write in virtual filesystems that are in my computer. Basically the device needs to be able to read, write and get the virtual filesystem size. Some ...
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Is there something like “common Linux commands”? [duplicate]

I come from the windows world trying to switch to Linux. Sorry for the naïve question but is there something like "common Linux commands"? For example in Windows, the command line is pretty limited, ...
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Uninstalling programs on Linux

I've been using Windows and Mac OS for the past 5 years and now I'm considering to use Linux on a daily basis. I've installed Ubuntu on a virtual machine and trying to understand how I can use Linux ...
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Install linux os on HP iPAQ Pocket PC h4350

A friend gave me a working HP iPAQ Pocket PC h4350. It works fine (it's really nice device) but has a (UGH!) Microsoft os and only syncs with MS pc. I'm running ubuntu mate. I have found that you can ...
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Iprint client on ubuntu

I installed ubuntu on my computer at work. I would like to use the iprint client and followed these steps. However, if I try to run the listener in /opt/novell/iprint/init.d it tells me: Can't open ...
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Elementary OS: Accidentally installed Ubuntu Login Screen

When I restarted my Elementary OS Laptop today I was shocked, because I was on an Ubuntu-styled glitching Login Screen. I guess I accidentally installed it, by trying to get ubuntu-tweak-tools on my ...
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How to set Ruby GEM_HOME and GEM_PATH

I'm a NOVICE user of Linux and using Linux mint 17.1 I've reinstalled Linux mint 20 time in last 3 days for that issue but could not fix it I'm trying to install ruby on rails using rvm what ...
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Cursor is huge on Ubuntu due to high resolution monitor

So I have a 4k display, and for some reason Ubuntu decides that it's a good idea to give me a huge cursor instead of something normal. I don't have any DPI settings on the 4k monitor, and I don't want ...
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Unix with few packages

I want a clean unix OS, just with two packages: gnome-session-fallback & usual ubuntu terminal. I want to minimize the space of my OS take. How can I create this custom OS & install them ...
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Launch Win 7 from Grub Terminal?

I a newbie to Linux and tried to install Ubuntu via Win 7 from my SD card where I used a program to mount the is file. I launched the installer from Windows and I asked the program to reboot and it ...
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Unmet dependencies when trying to build chromium browser on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to install the necesarry dependencies for building Chromium on Ubuntu 14.04, and I am facing the following message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: g++-4.8-multilib : ...
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Not able to reinstall the kernel or to use the latest version

On a ubuntu server, I try to di "sudo modprob" and I have this error : $ sudo depmod [sudo] password for deployer: depmod: ERROR: could not open directory /lib/modules/3.8.0-38-generic: No such file ...
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how to check a kernel version which was used when building package

I use apt when downloading packages from Ubuntu repositories. How can I check which kernel version was used when building package? When it is important (kernel version of the build server vs. kernel ...
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Can you install & boot linux from a specified folder?

The Situation: I have access to a computer in the university, but no root rights. I already installed Ubuntu on a USB Drive and I could boot and run Ubuntu, but the computer has only USB 2.0 and I'm ...
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Is it possible to reclaim files after incorrect unmount?

When I first began using Linux (~10 yrs ago) I used a USB univ. drive adapter to mount an external hard drive. Unfortunately, I was not aware of the unmounting procedure so, when finished, I just ...
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Latest version of Ubuntu Won't login to GUI

I'm assuming this is an issue with UNITY because I can log in just fine at the command line. When I boot up my most recent kernel, I enter valid credentials but It just keeps kicking me back to the ...
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Themes app not showing preview for installed GTK themes (Window borders and Controls) in Cinnamon

I have installed Cinnamon in Ubuntu using a ppa. The problem I have is that newly installed GTK themes won't show previews in Themes application. Here are the screenshots. .As you can see the Window ...
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Upstart job does not trigger (Xubuntu 14.04)

I'm in the process of learning how to use Upstart. I wrote a simple job as a test (file is /etc/init/uptest.conf), using a custom event to trigger it manually: start on uptest task exec touch ...
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How can I “reset” aptitude?

I've inherited an Ubuntu 12.04 server where package management is completely messed up. Any aptitude command fails with errors like this one (for every installed package, as far as I can tell): dpkg: ...
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Auto reconnect to wifi once disconnected?

On Ubuntu 14.04, I am using a usb wireless adapter to connect to a wireless network. The connection is often disconnected (I have tried to solve the problem, but I don't know why. That is another ...
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Circular dependency in Ubuntu Release upgrade

The title is the best way I could describe this error. Basically the packages kbd, console-setup, console-setup-linux, and keyboard-configuration all depend on each other. So I cannot remove, ...
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virtualbox on os x lags when not active

I am running ubuntu server as guest inside virtualbox on os x 10.10.x host While the system works, it lags whenever the virtualbox window is not the active app. E.g. I log into ubuntu from terminal ...
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How to disabled nvidia graphics card and start using intel hd 4600

I use UBuntu 14.04 LTS. I have cpu i4790k with hdgraphics 4600. How to disable my nvidia graphics card and start using intel hd 4600 ? Should I change something in bios or it is possible from the ...
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How to solve nsf-common related error when install zsh in ubuntu?

Everytime I install some kind of package, at the last phase, apt-get install could return a common-nfs related error. Why the installation can't be done without this error? detailed pastebin here ...
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mysterious program crash: where to look for clues?

On Ubuntu 14.04, I often experience the following: open an application, and within 15 seconds or so the application window simply disappears from screen. If I ps aux | grep nameOfApplication it will ...
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Duplicate sources in Ubuntu 14.10's APT files, are they OK?

So I was preparing to upgrade to ubuntu 15.04 and I was going through and cleaning things up and this is one of things that stood out to me. W: Duplicate sources.list entry ...
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Linux - rendering performance after switching from nvidia to nouveau drivers

I use UBuntu 14.04 LTS. I have purged all nvidia proprietary drivers and currently my system use Nouveau driver. Here is an output from glxinfo | grep OpenGL : when using nvidia propietary drivers ...
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How to associate physical usb port with usb device number

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I need to send a command to a device that I have connected on a port of my PC. I can send the command by finding out what the Bus and Device number are. For example, lsusb ...
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auto boot a java app fullscreen on lxle

I just downloaded a base version of LXLE. How can I configure the system whereby on startup, it'll launch a java app full screen (covering everything possible). The only way to navigate out of it is ...
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Can't boot, task btrfs-transacti blocked for more than 120 seconds, how to fix this?

My computer was set up to boot Ubuntu 15.04 via UEFI. I have two disks. My first disk /dev/sda is a 128 GB ssd formatted as GPT, containing an EFI partition and a btrfs partiton with subvolume @ ...
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Simple Radius authentication

I'm looking into using Radius as an authentication server for a few Ubuntu servers when accessing through SSH. I have tried using libpam-radius-auth but it doesn't work quite as I need. My goal is to ...
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Is /etc/rc.local a good place to run a script before any (normal) user can log in?

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 Server which, during boot, should sync some stuff over the network before any normal user can log in (over ssh). I was wondering whether calling the script from /etc/rc.local is ...
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Pass SNMP trap packet to a php daemon on Ubuntu

I have a Ubuntu server which is collecting incoming SNMP traps. Currently these traps are handled and logged using a PHP script. file /etc/snmp/snmptrapd.conf traphandle default ...
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UBuntu 14.04 LTS - switching between nvidia proprietary driver and nouveau driver

I use Nvidia proprietary drivers but I also have installed nouveau driver. How to switch to nouveau driver and then back to nvidia driver without uninstallling drivers ? Reboot is acceptable. By ...
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How do we remove installed packages in damnsmalllinux distribution(debian)?

I'm currently running damnsmalllinux distribution and I want to remove certain packages from the desktop like the beaver but I can't locate package to in /etc/init.d/ to remove How do I remove the ...
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Oracle VirtualBox Virtual machine automatically goes pause state

Virtual machine goes Pause state Automatically. And Error message shows in one box " An error has occurred during virtual machine execution! The error details are shown below. You may try to ...
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Unarchiving a downloaded tarball with Ansible

I'm trying to get WordPress downloaded and installed via Ansible and I can't seem to figure out what I'm doing wrong here. First I download via the get_url module then I attempt to use the unarchive ...
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Custom Copy Function?

I want to be able to select text in a browser, file, etc, use a shortcut and send that text to a file. The idea is, select an YouTube URL, hit CTRL + [button], the URL gets saved in a file and then I ...
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multicast routing (forwarding) using mrouted from OpenVPN tap interface to LAN

Brief network diagram: Host "S" < Tap OpenVPN > Host "C0" < eth0 > Physical Switch < eth0 > Host "C1" According to mrouted document, it doesn't need to config anything for receiving ...
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Graphic glitches: Linux vs. Hardware, who is guilty?

I am having serious graphics glitches on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS install on my new Thinkpad X201 i5 540, 2x2GB RAM. I tested the Memory Changed the kernel (3.14, 3.19) Did a BIOS update The glitches ...
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“VPN connection failed” when ufw is on even if there are no rules in ufw interface

Ubuntu 14.04 After update related with ufw and switching nvidia drivers back and forth, suddenly, I can't establish VPN connection to internet. I've deleted all rules and reseted profile in ufw ui but ...
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ubuntu lts and cgroup support in iptables [closed]

I don't understand why Ubuntu community built iptables without cgroup support and what I don't understand if community didn't make it? Maybe Ubuntu use another some way (iptables without cgroup etc)? ...
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Why my terminal screen crashes?

Sometimes my system gets freezed, after that my icons looks crashed and the terminal fonts are also crashed Whenever I restart it looks normal, how to fix this?
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Why will a linux usb boot on my personal pc but not on school computers?

I'm enrolled in a linux class right now and one of our assignments was to make a bootable flash drive. My friend is also in this class but he didnt know how to do it so I just made one for him. It was ...
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can I boot ext4 usb stick with xubuntu on from a Mac laptop?

is there a way to boot my ext4 formatted "xubuntu" USB memory stick from a Mac laptop? The laptop can identify FAT32 usb memory sticks with ubuntu at boot time, but it cannot identify mine, which is ...
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Starting Wait for Plymouth Boot Screen to Quit

I'm struggling to install Kubuntu 15.04 on my PC. I've got a GTX 970 which i think is throwing off the trial mode from starting up. nomodeset doesn't work, so I tried nouveau.noaccel=1 to beget this ...
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How to use Mac Camera on Ubuntu Desktop

I am trying to feed my mac's camera into my ubuntu desktop. Any advice on either how to do this or the proper forum/resource to use to find out?