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kernel: mdadm: sending ioctl 1261 to a partition!

Every minute these three lines are added to /var/log/syslog: Dec 6 06:04:01 machine1234 kernel: last message repeated 3 times Dec 6 06:04:01 machine1234 CRON[28959]: (root) CMD ...
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Why is rewriting in htaccess not working on this server

I'm moving code from a server that served a single domain to one that serves multiple domains. I'm using named virtual hosts to handle the different domains. The url rewriting is not being executed ...
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Second GPU does not show up in `lspci`

I switched the second GPU in one of our servers (Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS). But now lspci only gives one entry: $lspci | grep -i nvidia 04:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G94 [Quadro FX ...
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Gigabit network connection in Ubuntu issue with new hardware

Probably its typical issue, but I couldn’t found the answer. Sometime ago I had mini-ITX server worked on ZOTAC IONITX-G-E. It was managed by Ubuntu 10.10. I setuped Gigabit network with this server. ...
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Adding repositories with “./” [closed]

I'm trying to add this unoficcial repository to my Ubuntu 12.04 machine (32 bits), in order to install a software called SLTV. According to the official site, the following lines should be used: deb ...
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Can't get lm-sensors to ouput correctly or load ATI Radeon temp and fan

I am new to Linux and having minor issues. I followed this guide initially, but did not receive the proper output, and it did not show my ATI Radeon HD 5000 temperature or fan speed. Then I used this ...
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How can I make this daemon/init run as a non root user?

I have an init script to kick off a daemon. The problem is it runs as root. I would like it to run as a user called "deploy". Ubuntu 12.04 #! /bin/sh # File: /etc/init.d/unicorn ### BEGIN INIT ...
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Wubi limitations

Hi there I am quite new to Linux. Initially I decided to use Linux on VM but now I want to have full fledged experience. But I don't want to partition my PC. Will Wubi work since Ubuntu is ok for me. ...
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Linux installation stops working after a few reboots

I'm trying to set up a dualboot Win8/Linux on my HP tablet (touchsmart tm2-1050ez). However, when I'm finished setting it all up, after a few more reboots, I'm not able to boot to Linux anymore, as I ...
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Creating an user without a password

I'm trying to create user without password like this: sudo adduser \ --system \ --shell /bin/bash \ --gecos ‘User for managing of git version control’ \ --group \ --disabled-password \ ...
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Cannot change baud rate on usb serial device

I recently upgraded to ubuntu 12.04 from 10.04. Under 10.04 I had no trouble using usbserial driver to connect to a device through the serial port. After the upgrade usually I cannot reset the baud ...
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Can only access my webserver from my computer?

I am learning Apache2, and I just attempted to make my local web server live to the internet. When I type my IP 86.207.14.136 on the browser's address bar and access it, I see the index.html stored ...
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Accidentally set /lib permissions to 644

Long story short, I've got an Ubuntu server box that was recently compromised (I believe through a known exploit of an older version of Tomcat, which has already been updated). Part of the exploit ...
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Chromakey -video-editing in Unix?

My friends are recommending me to use OSx for video-editing but trying to use old good OSs such as Debian and Ubuntu. How can I do chromakey -video-editing in some Unix or Linux?
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How to install Ruby Test to Sublime Text 2

I am quite new to Ubuntu, so I am running into some problems. I was following this tutorial to install Ruby Tests for Sublime Text 2: https://github.com/maltize/sublime-text-2-ruby-tests There is ...
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/dev/sdb: No such file or directory (but /dev/sdb1 etc. exist)

I'm not sure what is wrong here but when running fdisk -l I don't get an output, and when running fdisk /dev/sdb # I get this fdisk: unable to open /dev/sdb: No such file or directory I'm ...
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How to change the username in Ubuntu 10.10?

I want to change a username. In the prompt, which says abhishek@hello$, I want to replace abhishek with alok (i.e. alok@hello$). Is it possible to do that without reinstalling Ubuntu?
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Apache2 configuration issue?

Why is it that when I write the directive Alias /hello /myfile.php it works fine, but if I write Alias /hello /myfile.php?myvar=test apache gives me 'NOT FOUND'.
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unable to connect ftp in pasive mode

I'm try to connect to ftp which I've just configured but using FileZilla, I'm getting the following logs Status: Connecting to x.x.x.x:21... Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome ...
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Ubuntu Software Raid5 - /dev devices changed, will mdadm raid break

I had a major server failure. The OS is fine and back up and running. Before I plug my raid drives back in and try and mount it I need to ask this simple question. The drives that originally mapped ...
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Completely disable GNOME for my user in Ubuntu

At the office we've been issued laptops with Ubuntu pre-installed. Unity is of course the OS default, but KDE is available. I prefer KDE and so have set KDM and KDE as my defaults. However some GNOME ...
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Samba share file permissions - users can't open files that I create

I have set up an Ubuntu server (12.04 LTS) for samba file sharing. The problem I'm having has to do with files that I create on the server. Other users can't open them because I created them under a ...
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Mesa EGL not working, not even initializing

Nearly a week now, and I can't figure out what's wrong! Any pointers would be appreciated (pun intended)! Ubuntu 12.04 x86_64 Mesa-8.0.4 ./configure --enable-64-bit --enable-pic -enable-opengl ...
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Problem with samba shares Ubuntu server 12.04

I'm having a problem with setting up samba share permissions on Ubuntu Server LTS. I've got two shares set up in the smb.conf file. The entries look like this: [share] comment = Ubuntu File Server ...
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How to write a shell script that gets executed on login?

I am trying to write bash shell script in Ubuntu 11.10 Linux distro, that will get executed automatically on logging into the system. But I am not able to figure out that what to write in script that ...
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getting 553 - cannot create file in vsftpd (ubuntu 12.04)

I'm trying to setup a ftp account for a user that has read/write access to one folder: /items/myuser I've set up the account with username 'myuser' in Linux with the adduser command. After that, I've ...
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Keyboard layout changed. How and why?

Yesterday, I upgraded my kernel (to 3.5.0-19-generic), rebooted, and had to reinstall my video drivers to get full resolution. (After upgrading the kernel, the resolution always goes to 640x480, until ...
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How to avoid 4 core limit for Ubuntu within VMWare?

I have Ubuntu installed as VM on my laptop. My laptop has quad core with HT technology making it 8 cores. Within Ubuntu VM I can only use max of 4 cores. What should I do so I can access all 8? ...
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Display a right-click menu using a shell script

Is it possible to display a right-click menu using a shell script (or some kind of Unix command?) I'm trying to find a program that can be used to display a context menu at a specific location on the ...
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Executing programs without having to specify a directory?

Why is it that I have to type /etc/init.d/apache2 (args) in order to run apache?? Isn't there a way to just apache2 args ??
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can packages marked Debian/Ubuntu be installed in Linux Mint as well?

I have been using Ubuntu 12.10 for some time now, and I kinda hate it. 12.04 was a lot better. While i can still revert to 12.04, I am thinking about trying out Linux Mint based on 12.10 (the Nadia ...
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“who am i” after “su” not showing new user id?

Why is it that when I switch user 'su username' and then execute 'who am i' is outputs the previous user which I was logged as and not the one I've switched to?
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How to feed linux new install drivers?

I'm trying to install a Linux distribution on my new setup, but after the first tries I failed without knowing why. My configuration: Desktop PC HP Processor: Intel Core i3 2120 @3.30GHz ...
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How to use sudo in Fedora?

I use to be a fans of Ubuntu, when I want to execute a command as root user, I do this sudo blah_blah_blah. But in Fedora 16, it doesn't seem recognize this command. Any clue on this?
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Automatically build a manually installed kernel module upon installing a kernel update on Ubuntu

I am experimenting with flashcache on my Ubuntu and it looks interesting enough to do a long term test with it. I downloaded the sources, compiled them and installed the resulting kernel module. So ...
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nme for linux target setup fails on debian

I'm trying to run haxelib run nme setup linux To set up NME for the Linux target on my Debian box. Actually Linux MINT Debian Edition, but that shouldn't matter. However, I get the following ...
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Is there a way to report incorrect login attempts in Ubuntu 12.10?

I am concerned with some people trying to access my laptop while I am away in my work place. Therefore I was wondering if is there a way to set up kind of automatically monitor and report wrong ...
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Triggering an action when a specific volume is connected

I have a USB key that contains my keepass2 password database and I'd like to perform some actions when it is plugged into my computer, namely: Auto-mount it to some specific location When the ...
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Lost ls directory highlighting after a crash

Normally commands such as ls and grep offer nice syntax highlighting for me. But my system crashed (running an ubuntu VM) and after I restarted, I no longer have this highlighting, it's all a dreary ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 always hanging

I am new in Ubuntu 12.10. In installation process, I choose "ext4 extended..." when then appears "something else" and another option. Is that wrong? After installation, my computer is going to very ...
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Watchdog script to keep an application running

I currently use an application called MxEasy on my linux servers to display video from a couple of IP cameras. The software is rather buggy and crashes occasionally. I've wrote a script that checks to ...
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Apache configuration wont update

I have just installed this server with Ubuntu server 12.10 and then installed Apache2, however now when I run service apache2 reload or service apache2 restart it claims to have suceeded in updating ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 liveusb/cd - Mount in Read Write Mode?

How do you mount a drive (internal or external) in READ/WRITE mode using the Ubuntu 12.04 Live CD / USB? I can boot the computer with the LiveUSB but Ubuntu is only mounting the drives as read only ...
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How to enable vim addon packages?

I have installed vim-nox as well as vim-latexsuite and vim-outliner on Ubuntu 12.10. There's nothing wrong with Vim but neither of the add-on packages does anything. What do I have to do to in order ...
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Change default DNS on openvpn connect

I am using Network Manager on Ubuntu 12.10 to connect to an openvpn server. The connection works without problems. However, when I connect, I would like to change my default DNS server to a server ...
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File Privileges

There is one user Lets call him B and he needs access Just to Read the File MEANS READ ACCESS and that file is own by another user A . How can I grant access to user A's file to User B.
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How can my server detect IP changes in order to notify my dynamic-DNS provider?

Just set up ubuntu server, which has a dynamic ip. I am looking for a way to keep my dns server updated. Im using entrydns to do this and they provide the following command to update the server. curl ...
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tab-expansion and “./” bash shell [closed]

Maybe someone here would be able to help me out. Have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (kubuntu) on two machines. The .bashrc and .bash_profile files are identical as the file structures on each machine is ...
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How to make Wi-Fi work on Dell Inspiron 14R laptop running Ubuntu 12.10?

I have seen that on most Dell laptops running Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10, the Wi-Fi doesn't work. It appears the reason for this is the fact that Dell laptops have Broadcom wireless cards. How to make it ...
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Packages needed to get sound working

I just installed Ubuntu Server 12.10. I am using openbox and startx for my gui session. I decided not to post in the Ubuntu forum because I felt this issue might be relevant to other distros as well, ...