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“PS/2 Generic Mouse” gets lost. How to reload without reboot?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04LTS on a ThinkPad E420s. My Trackpoint is recognized as "PS/2 Generic Mouse". My problem is that it doesn't load/disappears after booting or after suspension. I can't move ...
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Cron job doesn't seem to be executing in ubuntu

I have a script located /myscript/script.sh and I have a cronjob that I submitted like this: sudo crontab -e The contents of the crontab are as follows: */1 * * * * ./myscript/script.sh The ...
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Is it possible to configure applications to use different network interfaces differently? If yes, how?

I am running scrapy on ubuntu server 13. And while it is crawling the network becomes very slow and it becomes difficult to even ssh into the system. I think I can solve the problem by having one ...
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Why is my shell script hanging on `apt-get -y upgrade`?

Ubuntu : sudo DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get -y update sudo DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get -y upgrade sudo reboot Script is always interrupted after upgrade and then it will stay on ...
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executable lies about own existence [duplicate]

Okay, I'm completely baffled on this one. I'm installing a piece of software called InterPro Scan for my superiors, and it is complaining about an executable not existing. Please see below. ...
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Font letter spacing issue with PhantomJS/wkhtmltopdf on Ubuntu

I'm using PhantomJS/wkhtmltopdf on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to convert HTML to PDF and get very strange letter spacing errors. For instance, the internal distance between es and xa seems very random and ...
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Make web project writable by apache and other user

I am running ubuntu 12.04 LTS . To be able to view my web project in the browser I did the following: chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www/project Now I wanted to open the project in netbeans but it ...
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Procmail: Denying special privileges for “/etc/procmailrcs/default.rc”

I'm trying to setup postfix, dovecot and procmail to work together with virtual users. In the end I want to have virtual users and the possibility to add rules to sort incoming rules. For the last ...
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adding additional tracks using sox and the command line

I'm trying to add additional tracks using sox using the command line Example: I have several different stereo tracks a drum track, vocal track, effects track, etc. Can I add additional stereo tracks ...
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Find used drivers for printer

My printer CANON PIXMA MP170 (usb) doesn't work on Debian 7 amd64 but does work on my Ubuntu 12.04 i386. I've tried a lot of tutorial about this but no success. So for now I'd like to to know more ...
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GPU not listed in lspci after SysRQ reboot

I have my Ubuntu Server machine with XFX 7970 GPU in it, and sometimes, when ATI driver fails, I have to reboot it manually. When I'm trying to reboot the machine using SysRQ, the system reboots ...
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How can I view foreign languages in Chromium?

I just installed the minimal version of Ubuntu. (To be specific, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" 32-bit.) This version does not have all the tools that are usually avaialble in normal ...
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Getting wmctrl to work with multiple Emacs windows

I'm trying to write a script that switches focus to Emacs. This is what I have: #!/bin/bash wmctrl -a 'emacs@pat-ubuntu-desktop' It works fine when there is only one Emacs window (or "frame," in ...
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SSH tunneling: connect_to localhost port 22: failed

I want to connect from my computer to a remote computer using a middle server(u port forwarding). I run this command on remote computer: ssh -R 9300:localhost:22 user@middleserver and this one on ...
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D-Link DWM-156 HSPA USB Modem doesn't work with SIM card inserted

I have a D-Link DWM-156 HSPA modem, that I bought just a few days ago. The modem has drivers in its internal storage. There are Debian packages (.deb) for both i386 and amd64, so obviously I installed ...
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krusader - single queue instead of multiple queues

I need to copy a whole bunch of files from various directories onto an external drive. I thought Krusader might be the best tool for this job. As I select and copy different files, a new queue ...
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Unable to mount ext2 hard drive

I have been trying to mount an ext2 hard drive in ubuntu server, but when i run sudo mount /dev/sdb /media/mynewdrive -t ext2 I get wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1, missing ...
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Creating a User-less Distro

One of the popular programs I use is GParted, and it has its own custom distro, that boots straight to the desktop, and starts the program. I couldn't find any information on creating such a distro. I ...
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How to Install Oracle 11gR2 on Ubuntu Server 13.04

I want to install Oracle 11gR2 for Linux on Ubuntu Server 13.04. I have downloaded Oracle 11gR2 for Linux, and when I execute use runinstaller it require GUI supported files. While Google I got ...
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Ubuntu cannot start from terminal

Ubuntu 12.04 By a mistake, I stopped lightdm. Then switched to tty1, and rebooted. Now, After startup, It just came a black screen with a cursor, can type nothing. I tried Ctrl+F1 to F12 (and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 resolver setup

When investigating how the DNS setup of my os (Ubuntu 12.04) works, I came to some questions I could not really find on the web. So what I observed was, that ubuntu uses Dnsmasq as a DNS resolver. ...
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How to put backtrack on a partition with Windows XP

This is a similar question to my previous one. I now am trying to get Backtrack5 onto a separate partition of my main hard drive with windows but the site says that I need a clean hard drive. Is ...
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Downloading the Google search results page using Linux commands

When I try using wget command, the page which gets downloaded contains only the lefthand side part. I want the right-hand side part of the search-results page, which is called Knowledge Graph. Can ...
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Is VMWare causing my Linux host to lose network connectivity?

I recently upgraded to Xubuntu 13.04 from 12.10, which required uninstalling and reinstalling VMWare Player for Linux. Soon after (not exactly sure the timing) I lost network connectivity on my host ...
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Running a daemon as a non-privileged user

I am trying to set up a Thin Ruby application server on my Ubuntu VPS. I have created a specific account, installed rbenv under it along with all gems. I am looking for a convenient way to obtain the ...
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How to install CLang using precompiled binaries? [closed]

How do I install CLang on Ubuntu, using precompiled binaries of CLang that I downloaded? Here's how I downloaded CLang: "LLVM Download Page" -> "Download LLVM 3.2" -> "Clang Binaries for ...
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Distro agnostic init script dependencies

I'm trying to write an init script which will be able to handle basic dependencies (for example, It has to be started (just) before MySQL service starts). Is there a distro agnostic way to write such ...
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rsync mkstemp failed Invalid argument (22) with davfs mount of Box.com cloud

I mounted Box.com cloud storage using davfs according to these instructions. I mounted my Box.com account under /home/me/Cloud/Box I can access the mounted filesystem via Dolphin as well as via the ...
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Please enter PIN (Ubuntu, Desktop, 3G Modem) turn off

Upon having booted to my Ubuntu on my notebook which has an internal dial-up device for 3G network, which I don't use anymore, Ubuntu asks for my PIN for the sim card. How can I disable this pin ...
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Extremely long time for an ext4 fsck

The problem that I am having is the extremely long time that fsck is taking. I have thoroughly made searches on Google, but I could not find anything that would resolve the problem. The command that ...
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Command “I'm” on linux ubuntu [closed]

I'm new at linux, ubuntu, and I did type I'm running and then like if it was a program or something else, I was allowed to write more... nothing else... I just want to know more about this command ...
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openssl-1.0.1e compiling on Debian

I am compiling OpenSSL-1.0.1e on Debian Lenny (armv4 architecture). I have been following the instruction on http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/postlfs/openssl.html to compile the source ...
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No wireless on my Dell Inspiron 1545 Ubuntu

I had installed Ubuntu 12.10 a few months back but never really used wireless device. I did use wireless before that when I had windows installed on my Dell, but then I switched to Ubuntu and the ...
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How can I tune Ubuntu for running from a flash drive?

I feel like this is a bit of a duplicate of this other question about making caching more aggressive, but I tried a lot of the suggestions there and I just can't figure out why I'm having trouble. My ...
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Hide all open windows on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Is it possible to have a button on the side bar to hide every open window on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?
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How to get rid of the “scanning for btrfs file systems” at start-up?

After upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 12.10, I get a message "scanning for btrfs file systems" at starting-up. I don't have any BTRFS filesystem. It delays the booting for about 15 seconds. How ...
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How can I be notified about state changes to a VPN adapter

On Ubuntu 12.04 - actually Kubuntu, but I am using NetworkManager, so the configuration should be the same - I have configured a few VPN connections. Now, if I have a long-running up- or download, ...
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Give a Root owned folder web read and write access

I have an Ubuntu server for a client I am working on, doing development work. I have root access and they created a new vhost blog.domain.com so when I log into it with WinSCP it list the files and ...
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How can I build fdupes from source on Ubuntu?

I would like to make a few changes to the fdupes code. I know I can grab the source code from the website - but is there a better way on Ubuntu / Debian? After getting the source this way where is ...
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asound.conf file is corrupted does not allow the play with the correct sound card as a result it keeps failing

I have this following asound.conf file, but when i play $ speaker-test it fails. How can you tell asound.conf that each and every time on restart of pc also use this sound card only? "card 2: PCH ...
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How to start a GUI program with PHP from website

My firm has some Ubuntu 12.04 running where there is no display attached and that are behind different firewalls. The visitor on local websites on that servers should be able to start a GUI program ...
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Can I unfreeze bash or vim when SSH session freezes from timeout? [duplicate]

When my SSH session times out, the whole terminal freezes. Is there any way to break out of that connection? CTRL+C doesn't cut it.
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How can I determine which commands are installed by default on Ubuntu, CentOS and Red Hat?

I was surprised to discover that curl didn't come bundled as part of Ubuntu. Is there a canonical list of included components Linux commands that I can check for these three operating systems?
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Is it safe to run everything from VirtualBox?

E.g. I install Ubuntu as my main system without anything else but VirtualBox and maybe some programs that need to be installed to run VirtualBox. Then I install within VirtualBox Windows 7 (because I ...
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Linux 'mail' command: Can't open display

I've just installed the 'mail' command in Ubuntu (mailutils package) in order to view feedback from cron jobs. I type 'mail' at the prompt and see something like this: "/var/mail/*$USER*": 1 message ...
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Ubuntu email: Wrong (and unexpected) postfix mapping

I am quite experienced with Linux but a beginner with email configuration and with postfix. On my desktop I have installed Ubuntu Linux 10.04 with package postfix 2.8.5-2~build0.10.04. I have ...
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vnc4Server Issue

I initially installed VNC4SERVER to run Guacamole (render VM through browser) on an AWS EC2 Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) instance. It worked fine and then I shutdown the instance. After a few days I started ...
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How to start a GUI program in a VM with PHP

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 VM running on my online server where there is no display attached. I want to start Teamviewer there on that VM to get graphical access to that server. I guess I have to give ...
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can't start x11vnc without attached monitor

I'd like to setup x11vnc (or any other vnc server) to start at boot-time. The display manager is kdm, the distribution is Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS. When I try to start x11vnc, I'm getting this errors: $ ...
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Control cpu freq depending on ac/battery state

How can I make my linux system (ubuntu) automatically choose the performance governor when it works with ac and switch automatically to ondemand when it is on battery (and vice versa)? Is it also ...