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Create a browser only session (Ubuntu) [duplicate]

I was recently in a Virgin media shop and was interested to see that they had laptops running Ubuntu for customers to browse the web on. The setup itself was interesting and I'm wondering if anyone ...
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Why different presentation of client area?

I am using awesome with on ubuntu 12.04. I changed the theme with myunity Now my Gnome applications are presented white and all other in the dark theme. Why ?
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Linksys AE3000 install on linux

I bought a Linksys AE3000 wireless adapter hoping I could use it on my Ubuntu 12.04 box. I found a website that walked through using it, but it didn't work. I edited rtusb_dev_id.c to add: and then ...
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How to associate device to sata port disk [duplicate]

I have 2 hard disks connected to 2 sata ports. The disks are associated to /dev/sda and /dev/sdb. These hard disks are in software raid so it happens that the system can go for some time with only ...
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Need to auto-login after logout on ubuntu

I've set up a kiosk using Ubuntu 12.04, and I'd like to have it autologin after a user logs out or if the screen locks, in case someone manages to get back to lightdm or tries to login to the ...
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apparmor and Firefox

I am currently re-setting up the apparmor profile for Firefox 19.0.2 on Ubuntu 12.04 and I am slightly confused. I must of had Firefox 7.01 last time I used this and if I do apparmor_status then ...
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“Recently used” directories and files in bash

In Firefox under Ubuntu, when I try to save some webpages to my local computer by Ctrl+S, there will be a window popping out for me to select the destination, where I can choose "Recently Used" ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 doesn't recognize my active windows 7 partitions

Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit doesn't recognize my active windows 7 partitions. When choosing the installation option as something else during USB boot it shows my hard disk, but not all the partions I have. I ...
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What can cause a .sh file to not launch through this type of install?

I am using an Ubuntu 12.10/Gnome3 and was setting up PhpStorm using this tutorial http://devnet.jetbrains.com/thread/439389 The process involved copy/pasting the files into usr/local/PhpStorm-** (with ...
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Ant error after installing NetBeans 7.3 in Lubuntu

I have NetBeans 7.01 from Debian repository - all works. But I have a problem with NetBeans 7.3 from the official site (installed on the same machine) - I can't compile anything: ERROR - Ant is ...
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Touchpad does not work anymore. How to reenable?

I dont know what I did and if it was my fault. But for two days my touchpad does not work anymore. Google does not help me. Fact that may help: I have no xorg.conf. Ubuntu system settings ...
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Getting 401 error from Old-Release Ubuntu Server

I am running Lubuntu 10.10 for a server that I use at home. I keep getting errors from the old-releases.ubuntu.com repositories I have to use. They are 401 access denied errors, has anyone else ever ...
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Virtualbox: Mount a shared folder in Guest FreeBSD from Host Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 12.10 as Host OS and FreeBSD 9 as Guest OS in Virtualbox 4.1.18. I have Samba installed in both Ubuntu and FreeBSD and shared a few folders from virtualbox, also ticking the automount ...
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Use server name instead of IP address

Installed apache 2 in my Ubuntu server and I use many web application like osc, glpi. To browse these applications I have to write @ip/glpi in browser. my purpose is to use servername instead of ip ...
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Relation between the kernel version and OS version

I am running a Ubuntu of version 12.04. Can I use a kernel of version of version 2.4 on it?
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Permanently disabled touchpad with function key

I pressed Fn+F5 on my Samsung 9 laptop, which disables the touchpad. It worked, but now I can't re-enable it. Clicking (and even click-through tapping) work, but the pointer doesn't move. If I cat ...
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Find the files algorithm [duplicate]

I'm using Linux (Ubuntu 12.04). I'm trying to know how 'find' command works. My question is, how can I run and test the C files for 'find' which I downloaded from the GNU findutils ?
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Guest OS Ubuntu 12.04 no network connection

Recently added a new *.VDI image with Ubuntu 12.04 to my existing VirtualBox. The machine hangs with a "Waiting for network configuration" error, eventually times out after 60 seconds and boots in ...
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(SSH) Is it dangerous to close terminal without “exit”?

This happened many times. While the SSH active, I'm so tired and just close the terminal without exit Is it dangerous to doing like that?
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Dual boot Ubuntu with windows 8

I have Windows 8 and need to dual boot Ubuntu. I made a new partition from Windows Manager, but when I boot Ubuntu and select the new partition I get the error: this partition is not rooted !! ...
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How to get grub Ubuntu 12.04 to boot from secondary boot partition and use new seperate root

On a remote Ubuntu server I performed a series of upgrades/changes to go from a desktop-install Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick to a server-install of 12.04 LTS Precise This all went well except a few hickups ...
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How to bzip a file with minimum cpu percentage?

I am using bzip2 to compress a file,the process takes more that 100% cpu.Is there any way to run bzip2 with minimum CPU precentage.
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Change Partition Table with GParted

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server that has 6x600GB SAS drives in a RAID 5 configuration (Perc 6/i). The partition scheme looks like this: Partition File System Mount Point Size /dev/sda1 ...
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access a command line via a web browser

2 questions: Question 1 My job blocks ssh which means that I cannot ssh to my home server. However, they do allow https out. Is there a package out there for ubuntu that will allow me to connect to ...
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Use shared libraries in /usr/local/lib

I have build some libraries from sources, and the files after make install are in /usr/local/lib For example, in my case I have the file libodb-2.2.so which is in this directory. However when I ...
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/nagios/cgi-bin/statusmap.cgi was not found on this server

I installed Nagios 3.4.4 on Ubuntu server 12.10. Installation was successful but now I'm not able to view maps and trends.When I try, I get the following error /nagios/cgi-bin/statusmap.cgi was not ...
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GParted messed up my partitions

Update: running testdisk I can actually see all of my files in /dev/sda1! I wanted to install Windows alongside my Debian installation in order to play some games. In order to do that, I had to boot ...
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How can i free up memory / manage memory on a linux box?

I am running two Ubuntu 12.04 servers (no GUI / desktop) using canonical's cloud images on Amazon EC2. One is a micro with 613MB of RAM and one is a medium with 3.75GB of RAM. I only have opscode's ...
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Sharing Ubuntu drives with Windows

I'm new to the whole Linux thing. I have a Linux server up and running and have been using this guide as a help. I have an issue with shared drives. My Windows machines can see them but cant write to ...
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How to create partition in ubuntu server 12.10

I'm trying to create partition during Ubuntu Server installation(12.10).Now I have a 500GB hard disk where I need to create a partition of 200GB for root file system and another 20GB for swap space ...
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How to implement package install suggestion on Debian?

I have noticed that while on Ubuntu, if I type the following: mc and it isnt installed, I get the message below: The program 'mc' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing: sudo ...
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problem with socks in proxychains

I'm trying to connect to a socks server using proxychains. My ProxyList part of proxychains.conf is: socks5 ip1.sockssrv.org 1080 MYUSER MYPASS When I try to use it; for example using ...
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How to install netbeans on Ubuntu

I'm trying to install Netbeans on Ubuntu. I downloaded netbeans-7.3-javaee-linux.sh, but when I opened it it didn't work. I tried opening it from a terminal, but it didn't help, and I ran: # sudo ...
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Is it mandatory to have a variable in awk's first statement?

I am having some hard time with awk today. If I try to do: df|awk '{print $2; $some=$2; print $some}' It works as expected and I get the size of the disks twice but if I do: df|awk '{$some=$2; ...
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Can I install ubuntu on a Virtualbox image and use it anywhere?

I am wondering if I install ubuntu once on a virtual machine running inside virtualbox, could I then use it as a portable OS and launch it from virtualbox on any machine? Or would I have to match the ...
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Problem connecting to L2TP VPN

I installed l2tp-ipsec-vpn‍‍ from ppa:werner-jaeger/ppa-werner-vpn. Yesterday I was able to connect to my L2TP vpn account successfully. But after restart i'm getting this on syslog: Mar 07 ...
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No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop. Makefile ubuntu

When I execute the command sudo make I get this error: No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
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Which packages contain IPsec implementations and algorithms that use it for encryption?

Which package contains the implementation of IPsec and which package contains the implementation of encryption algorithms that IPsec uses for encryption? I need to use custom crytographic algorithms ...
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How to use lockstat.txt on Ubuntu 12.04?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my machine. I want to use lockstat. I have looked at Documentation/lockstat.txt but I am not getting how to use it, if possible please help me out. I am working on a ...
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Where is the frame.h located in modern Linux implementations? (ubuntu specifically)

A book I am reading refers to an include file that shows how a stack frame looks on one's UNIX system. In particular: /usr/include/sys/frame.h I am having trouble finding the modern equivalent. ...
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Enable compiz window grid with visual effects set to none. Ubuntu 10.04

I have to disable "Visual Effects" (system -> preferences-> appearance -> visual effects -> none) because I get a terrible flicker/blinking when it is enabled, but I'd really like to use compiz window ...
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Ubuntu 12 installation - partitions

I want to install Ubuntu 12 and I would like to partition my hard drive so that the OS lives in its own partition and the data in a different one. Thus if the system breaks for some reason, the data ...
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Which process updates /proc/scsi/scsi?

I wrote C that displays info about my hardware on ubuntu. Now I wonder how I can make it more flexible such as querying the hardware directly instead of the file the os updates. So I think I can look ...
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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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What kind of crash would crashdump fail to capture?

A freshly built machine running Ubuntu 12.10 64bit is hanging under seemingly random conditions. To debug this I've installed linux-crashdump, confirmed that the second kernel is loaded and a ...
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Installing 12.04LTS Server on a Fake RAID10

Scenario Install Ubuntu 12.04LTS Server on a RAID10 with boot on a RAID1. 4 - 2Tb SATA Hard Drives 3 Partitions (/boot, /, and swap) boot (256Mb from each disk) setup in RAID1 /dev/md0 partition ...
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beagleboard com and HDMI dispaly

I've installed Ubuntu 11.10,lkde and gem on my BB and I connect to it through serial com. when trying GUI application through the com (e.g. gedit) I get "display not found, though a monitor is ...
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lxc networking quesion

I have a similar requirement to the OP of this thread. I want the following configuration: -Physical host (PhyHost) reachable from the network at IP 10.1.101.89 -LXC container (LxcHost) ...
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How to delete a library which is not visible for package manager?

Long time ago I've installed matplotlib which I need to remove. I did it from the source, so if I go to synaptic manager (I use ubuntu) then I don't see matplotlib installed. But I found ...
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How to prevent shutdown when an SSH user is logged in?

I'm administrating a networked environment and I had an interesting situation arise yesterday. When a host is required to shutdown by a regular user, it refuses to do so if other users are logged in ...