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Apache Virtual Host pointing to wrong DocumentRoot

I operate a VPS on Digital Ocean running Ubuntu 12.04.3, with virtual hosts. I was able to set things up following this tutorial here: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-set-up-...
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Bluetooth: Unable to connect internet on laptop from Nokia N73

Earlier I had been doing Internet on laptop after connecting my Nokia N73 to laptop via bluetooth. But I'm not clear as to what happened a day that after that time I couldn't connect via bluetooth. ...
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Wi-Fi with WEP from command line in Ubuntu 12.04, Kernel 3.8.0-29-generic

I have removed network-manager and am trying to configure Wi-Fi with WEP manually. I am running on an X1 Carbon. Here are the commands I am running: ifconfig wlan0 down iwconfig wlan0 essid "<...
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How do I install Awesome Windows Manager in Terminal?

Right now I'm running on Kubuntu and I'd like to install Awesome Window Manager in terminal. I've used Xmonad but I'd like another window manager, but don't know how to install "Awesome" from the ...
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How to build nginx on Ubuntu with cache_purge module?

I have been trying to rebuild nginx with cache_purge module from here. I did the following and somehow the new build doesn't seem to include the module: Installed nginx Stopped it Installed build ...
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GLib-GObject-WARNING: Core dump when running Inkscape on Ubuntu 13.04

On two different computers, Inkscape sometimes crashes with the following error messages: (inkscape:2536): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid uninstantiatable type `(null)' in cast to `GtkBin' (...
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mount.nfs: access denied by server while mounting on Ubuntu machines?

I am a linux newbie and I have a very basic question. I have three machines in production - machineA 10.66.136.129 machineB 10.66.138.181 machineC 10.66.138.183 and all those machines ...
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Apache ownership and permissions for wordpress

I'm new to running a VPS, but I managed to get the whole system setup and secured without any issues :) My question concerns Apache and the different ways it can operate. For this particular machine ...
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Audiowerk 8 drivers for Linux

Does a driver exist for the old Audiowerk 8 sound card from now defunct Emagic? I have a system running Ubuntu 13.10 and would like to utilize one of these old sound cards.
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How can I find the amount of memory consumed by a process?

How can I find the amount of main memory consumed by a process using ps aux? I have a process which runs for half an hour. Is it possible to find the maximum amount of main memory consumed by it ...
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Custom Ubuntu distro and ubuntu software center

I have a little problem with building custom Ubuntu distro. When i change the name in lsb-release, software center wont start due to unrecognised distro name. Now, i know that somne python file in ...
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upgrading an O.S. affects which file systems? [duplicate]

I will be upgrading my O.S. from Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 13.10. As its recommended to take back-up before doing that, I'm interested to know which file systems are affected by upgrading so that I need ...
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Root access that can't change root password?

We are having a little problem on a server. We want that some users should be able to do e.g. sudo and become root, but with the restriction that the user can't change root password. That is, a ...
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Restart sound indicator in ubuntu

When the sound crashes, I can restart it with: sudo alsa force-reload However, that doesn't bring the sound indicator (system tray indicator) back. I am running Ubuntu 13.10 with LightDm.
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS doesn't auto-mount DVD drive

For some reason, my Ubuntu has ceased to auto-mount DVD media. I can do manually sudo mount /dev/dvdrw /mnt/dvdrw and mounting happens fine and I can access the media. But it doesn't do it ...
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Where is my Cursor?

My OS is Ubuntu 13.10, I use the following code to remove the KDE desktop installed before: sudo apt-get purge kde* And then use the following code to install GNOME 3.10: sudo add-apt-...
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udev rule for assigning known symlinks for identical usb serial devices

I have two (and possibly in the future, more) USB serial devices which are identical (down to the serial number, unfortunately) - they're actually BTC miners. Currently they end up as ttyUSBX where X ...
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Why is my machine not showing anything when booting?

I'm using Ubuntu Server 11.10 x86, and after I make my normal selection (Ubuntu, with Linux 3.0.0-12-generic-pae) from the GRUB menu, the screen just goes blank - there's not even a cursor showing up. ...
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How to fake a filesystem that cannot be mounted by others

I'm currently working on a project. There's an Ubuntu Linux system installed on a disk, DA, mounting the other disk, DB. What it requires is that DB can be only mounted by DA in order to prevent data ...
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Problem with file permissions in shared directory under /srv between OS X and Ubuntu

I'm setting up some folders where any user in the users group can collaborate on files, on a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server. It seems that users on my machine have no problems editing each other's files (I ...
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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 didn'...
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Running bash script gives `No such file or directory` when run with path [closed]

I have bash script aaa.sh that runs fine when I run it from the current directory. But if I try to run using the full path /home/vik/Projects/updd/aaa.sh, my system tells me No such file or directory. ...
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Able to connect to my dell printer but cannot print to it

PC: Dell Inspiron Mini 10, Processor: Intel Atom dual core 1.6 GHz, RAM: 1GB, OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bit, Printer: Dell P713W So I tried to add the printer driver for my ubuntu from the ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu packages from Linux Mint?

I'm pretty new to using Linux distributions and for some reason I decided to install some Ubuntu packages on my Mint distribution a few months ago. I recently attempted to update the distribution of ...
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Emacs defaulting to emacs.d as a file

No matter where I am or how I open emacs, I get this message: File exists: /home/{user}/.emacs.d/ I then have to C-x C-f to get to the file I was trying to edit. What is going on here, and how do I ...
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How to safely give non-root access to lib so that Catalyst hardware acceleration can function?

I've installed AMD Catalyst 13.8 BETA2 by following these directions. It works fine on the administrative user it was setup with, but a non-admin user gets the black screen on login. Non-admin user ...
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Ubuntu Precise — suspend wedges GDM — help!

I've been a very happy Ubuntu user for many years, and worked my way past any number of problems, but I've never seen anything like this. Recently I got a new machine and installed 12.04 Precise on ...
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Cross-Distro Compatibility- What's stopping it?

For example, why can't I run Ubuntu programs on Fedora or Arch, and vice versa? And on the same note, why can't I use apt-get in Fedora or pacman in LFS? And what about .deb and .rpm files? Could ...
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My mp3player freezes when I eject it

When I eject(or safely remove) or unplug my mp3player from the USB, the screen freezes and an "ok to disconnect" message remains on its screen. Then I have to reset my mp3player. However when I ...
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Recover directory structure + files [duplicate]

Background: I had a dual boot of Windows + Linux Mint. Mint didn't feel right to me, so I decided to install Ubuntu to replace Mint. I booted from a Ubuntu Live USB and started the installer. The ...
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Backing up a partition: doesn't reflect the status properly

With an intent to check how backing up files/filesystems works, I created 3 part itions sda9, sda10 and sda11. Please see the structure below. (Please ignore sda10 for now as I have already run ...
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Arguments against Ubuntu? [closed]

As someone who's been using Ubuntu for a couple of years now both in production and at home, when seeking answers to certain administrative questions for my systems, I often hear the "that's what you ...
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Keyboard shortcut to move window to a side in Gnome

In Windows I can press Windows key + (left/right/up/down) keys to press a window against the upper, right, down, left side. Is there an equivalent in Ubuntu? Distro: Ubuntu 12.04, using Gnome.
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How to install Mono v3+ in Ubuntu?

How can I install the latest release of Mono in Ubuntu Saucy? In order to develop in a free OS, I need to setup Mono (that now supports .NET 4.5). This is what I did: Download and uncompress mono-...
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more than 8 outputs detected — how to solve?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS on the notebook Lenovo IdeaPad z510. Setup was successful. But when I tried to load Ubuntu it gets an error: "more than 8 outputs detected". When I googled about ...
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SVN failing to create SASL context

Trying to execute the command svn log svn://[my server address]/path/to/repository nets me the following: svn: E170001: Unable to connect to a repository at URL 'svn://[my server address]/path/to/...
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Why is Mono 3.x available specifically for OpenSuse and not other Linux (like Ubuntu)

The Mono download page has a download for OpenSuse but not any other version of Linux. Why is that, is OpenSuse better suited for Mono for some reason than say Ubuntu? We're developing on Macs using ...
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Emacs won't open file in Bazaar repository

I have a Bugzilla installation, and am trying to open /Bugzilla/Install/CPAN.pm using emacs. However, I get this error when attempting to do so: Searching for program: no such file or directory, bzr ...
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Invoking PolicyKit/polkit via xinit/startx?

I recently upgraded a minimal installation of Ubuntu (with no full-fledged DE) from precise to saucy and since doing so I'm no longer able to mount removable drives as a normal user. I googled a bit ...
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How to recover from this NIS & NFS client error?

I have a centralized NIS and NFS server on my server. I use this server to control 100 Linux clients, /$home/ directory and authentication are served by the centralized server. The other day in one of ...
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Recently installed applications missing from $PATH

When I install apps using apt-get or NVM or NPM on Ubuntu, I can type the command and it works. Then I log out of the shell and log back in. Now none of the things I installed work when I ask for ...
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Passwords for newly created users?

I am fairly new to Linux and I have question regarding users. When I use the useradd command I don't specify a password. I must use the passwd command afterwards. Does this mean that the user is ...
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install oracle java sdk in ubntu - configuration problem - runs only with sudo priviledge

I am trying to to configure java sdk on ubuntu 12.04. I ha/ve copied the jdk folder to /usr/lib/java and made a link as "sudo ln -s -b /usr/lib/java/jdk1.7.0_45/bin/javac /etc/alternatives/javac" and ...
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Difference in behavior of `<Esc>` and `inoremap jk <Esc>` in vim

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a new computer and apt-get install[ed] vim and I'm having some weird behavior with my aliased Esc - if I'm in INSERT mode and I type the Esc key, I exit INSERT mode ...
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Re-install networking packages

I have problems with my network in Ubuntu 13.10. Since it worked some days ago, and no solution I tried could repair it, I want to install it all over again. That would be kind of a reset to the ...
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How to handle internet disconnection while upgrading Ubuntu?

I am about to upgrade Ubuntu 13.04 to Ubuntu 13.10. Internet speed is slow and so it would take many hours for the same. So, is there any tool or way to handle or take care of this. Suppose my ...
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How to use `expect` with `zipcloak` II?

This question is a followup on this question, as I figured out the solution I presented in the previous question does not work anymore. It worked sometime, but now expect does not work as expected. ...
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Internet bandwidth mysteriously drops under Linux, but is fine under Windows

I can't seem to download files from the internet on my laptop with Mint/Ubuntu, due to strange bandwidth fluctuations. I'm able to browse the web with Firefox with no problems, apt-get update and ...
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Ubuntu / Mint brightness 0 by default on login

Every time I boot up Ubuntu or Mint, after choosing an OS from GRUB menu, before logging in, screen brightness is set to 0. What is the reason behind that? I always end up manually turning on the ...
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Building from source on linux - mess in installed packages [duplicate]

Everytime when I want to build application from source on linux, I have to install dependencies libraries in my operating system (ubuntu). Typical scenario: Start ./configure Got error about missing ...