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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 ...
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Where is the error page location of squid proxy server?

I'm using squid proxy sever on my ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Where is the error page location so that I can customize it..
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Finding error log related to specific crash in Ubuntu

Every time I try to start a specific program (Mathematica), my Ubuntu session crashes and I get thrown back to login screen. I want to find out 1) what is it exactly that crashes (probably X) and 2) ...
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Why is “uname gcc” not working in Ubuntu

I know that uname -a shows the full machine name and details, etc. But I did uname gcc to see what the version of gcc I am running, and it returned Linux - What does that mean? Ubuntu86: $ uname gcc ...
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Can I upgrade to a newer Ubuntu version on a Ubuntu-based distribution?

I'm currently running elementary OS Luna, which is based on Ubuntu 12.04. Can I upgrade my installation to have a Ubuntu 13.04 base, but still use elementary OS's desktop environment and applications? ...
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Transferring Operating System from VM to Physical System

I have Ubuntu 13.04 running in a VM in VirtualBox. Originally, I was just trying it out, but now I've started using it a lot, and I have many of my programs and files in it. Is it possible to transfer ...
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Bridged network with different subnets

I want to virtualize my webserver with lxc/virsh for this reason, I want to pass a IP to the lxc container. But my IPs are from different subnets, what I tried (but not successfully): Virsh network: ...
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sfdisk failing to write partition to disk [closed]

I am trying make my microSD card bootable to Ubuntu. I am trying to use sfdisk to create the partitions. When I do that this is the error I am getting: Using sfdisk to create partition layout --------...
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Firefox: use system proxy settings, but where are these?

Running Ubuntu 13.10, Firefox is configured to use the system proxy settings, but it seems it fails to pick them up. The computer is connected to the network, and it's possible to establish a ...
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Preserving owner/group on OS X-provided CIFS shares

I read the attached StackExchange link: Automatically disable Linux extensions for Samba mounts about disabling CIFS Unix Extensions in order to mount OS X CIFS shares. However, my understanding is ...
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What are the generic-pae directories in /lib/modules?

When listing the content of the dirctory /lib/modules I see a list of generic-pae directories (Ubuntu 12.04): drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 Apr 23 2012 3.2.0-23-generic-pae drwxr-xr-x 5 root root ...
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What is the rtsbpp-polling process doing?

In Ubuntu 12.04 LTS when I run the top command I see a process called rtsbpp-polling. Googling it gives only just a few hits to the Gentoo Linux forum that does not seem to be relevant (they don't ...
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Unable to burn 2 DVDs

Today I purchased 2 DVDs today of Sony company. I tried burning them with some s/w but failed. Please see below for the error log produced. I used Brasero Disk Burner of Ubuntu13.04. Then I used ...
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Why is PECL installing a beta package?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. If I type # pecl install apc it tries to install 3.1.13 which is beta rather than 3.1.9. $ pear config-get preferred_state stable Looking inside the two archives there'...
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Curl. Check redirect

Lets suppose that we have 3 links: link1, link2, link3. link1 redirects to link2 and link2 redirects to link3. So how to see that with curl?
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How to add EBCDIC support on debian/ubuntu

I have to add EBCSIC text support to deal with IBM OS text messages. I have succesfuly added EBCDIC support to a CentOS box by adding lang and encoding to /etc/i18n/sysconfig. I searched in the docs ...
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why gentoo livecd can not detect the linked network card?

The original os is Ubuntu 12.04, machine has 4 network cards, and the first netcard is linked. If use ethtool, will get Link detected: yes. When I use gentoo livecd to start, and config network, I ...
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Ubuntu - Install Options

I have three possibilities to installing and running Ubuntu as my main operating system. 1) Install onto an external SSD: Obviously, this would mean installing onto the External SSD and connecting ...
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Powertop doesn't display Power est. column

When I run powertop, it doesn't display the "Power Est." column that shows the estimated power consumption in Watts of each row. It should look like in the screen capture here: MacBook Pro Retina: ...
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Portable bootable installation of Ubuntu, synchronized with my main computer

I have a difficult problem that I'm trying to solve. Currently, I am using Mac OSX and I want to create a full Ubuntu partition on my home computer; this is fine. I'm currently doing a lot of ...
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Session limit for OpenSSH server on Ubuntu Desktop 7.10

I need restrict session limit on my OpenSSH server only for one session (one connection). I use Ubuntu Desktop 7.10. Of course Version is old, but I need it for experimental purposes. I tried modify ...
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Awesome WM loads personal rc.lua but then overwrites with system settings

I just started playing with awesome-wm. Sometimes, when I reload my config, the settings hold. Other times, I can see some settings take for a second, but then are overridden by the defaults. I ...
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strange directories on ubuntu 13.10 btrfs partition

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 (ext4) and installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a partition of its own (sda2) with btrfs. I had no time to configure 13.10 to my work environment (yet), so I mounted /dev/sda2 from 12....
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Does software installed in one distribution of linux run in another distribution of linux?

Suppose, I create seperate partition for "/usr" directory. This is the directory which contains all user programs. If I switch from one OS to other(for eg. From Ubuntu to Arch Linux or vice versa), ...
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How do I create a Linux Distro? [duplicate]

How do I make a Linux distro based off of my favorite Linux Distro? I am aware of Linux From Scratch, but there seems like there's so much involved just to create a distro based off of something that'...
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unable to create SCCS file

I am working on Ubuntu13.04. I created a file named quit.c I am trying check-in this file in to its SCCS file, s.quit.c I am creating the SCCS file as below using admin command: ravbholua@ravbholua-...
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Automate Ubuntu Provisioning

Could anyone point me the best application used to provision Ubuntu (Unattended installation)? If possible point me some nice tutorials.
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photorec couldn't recover last saved file

Yesterday I deleted by mistake the content of current directory which had many c programs. Later I successfully recovered all the files (using command photorec) with one issue. The issue is: for 1 ...
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Sound stutters during moderate disk access?

I'm running Xubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander." It's a pretty recent install. I'm playing music over a bluetooth usb dongle on a home theater system. All of my sound goes through pulseaudio. I've ...
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How to browse file from sudoer account from guest account? [closed]

As I've mentioned earlier, I have been facing problem regarding isues with loging in with my primary account. I want to browse my files from that primary account using guest account. Is there any way ...
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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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How to recover files I deleted now by running rm *? [duplicate]

By mistake I ran rm * on the current directory where I created many c program files. I had been working on these since morning. Now I can't take out again the time that I spent since morning on ...
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change regular user's password with root access

I have Ubuntu installed on a Raspberry pi. I have a normal user pi, but I forgot the password. However, I do have root access. How would I change pi's password using root?
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/usr/bin/host not picking up changes to /etc/hosts even after reboot

I have a Ubuntu Server 12.04 (amd64) machine on which, when I change /etc/hosts, the changes aren't picked up, even after a reboot. I am using /usr/bin/host to test, but none of the other programs ...
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Set environment variable automatically upon SSH login (no root access)

The situation: I run Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a virtual machine. I regularly have to connect to my account on a university server, I do this by opening up terminal and using ssh -Y username@server.com. ...
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Having trouble exporting FUSE via NFS

I've got a self-written FUSE file system I mount on my NFS server on mountpoint /export/example/mount. Then I export a parent directory of the FUSE via NFS. The /etc/exports contains the options ...
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debootstrap local download dir

Can someone tell me where does debootstrap store downloaded packages that it's about to install? Possibly also the download method would be interesting (wget/curl/apt-get). In my case I run: sudo ...
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How to enable bluetooth in Ubuntu 13.10?

Before updating ubuntu to it's current version, bluetooth used to work just fine. But, now I've been facing problem regarding this bluetooth setting. While adding devices,it keeps on searching but ...
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What happens if I delete dmraid?

I am new to Linux and am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS from a live-USB and have it run alongside my Windows 7 installation. On the installation screen for Ubuntu, at the partition page, I get ...
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Linker error: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lgcc_s

I am trying to compile symlinks (tar.gz-file), which is a very small tool with one line for compilation: gcc -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O2 -N -s -o symlinks symlinks.c which gives the error .... ...
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performance wise: running photoshop cs6 on wine is same as on windows?

I got bored of windows, the viruses, slowdown of system over time. I would like to switch to ubuntu, wanted to by emulating photoshop on wine, is the performance of photoshop is as fast of windows? ...
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VMware VIX 1.13 on Ubuntu 12.04 not working [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and VMware VIX 1.13 (http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/vix-api/) I'm had VMware VIX running on a machine and connecting just fine to our ESXi server, but we migrated ...
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corrupt debian package archives on self-made database packages

I set about packaging several large databases in some very basic debian packages so as to make life easier at my job. However, I'm now encountering some issues. Most of the databases will install ...
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How to get past grub rescue?

So this weekend when my Windows install crashed I decided to create a partition for Ubuntu for my application development instead of running Ubuntu on a VM. But I didn't install Ubuntu with the right ...