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Run Xdotool on multiple users at once

When running Xdotool on user one (cron): * * * * * export DISPLAY=:0 && xdotool mousemove 10 10 and I switch to user two for several hours, and back to user one, I find out Xdotool not ...
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Run Sys V Init daemon as certain user?

When I installed dansguardian from the repos a long time ago, it set itself up such that in iptablesI could refer to it as --uid-owner dansguardian, which allows me to allow/deny it access to certain ...
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Installation of Canon Laserjet LBP 2900B Printer drivers in Linux Mint-16-Cinnamon-64 bit

Respected and experienced folks, A bit of research on the net tells me to "install" Synaptic Package Manager from the Ubuntu Software Center to the above mentioned Linux Mint version! If it helps, ...
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How to restore desktop configs after an intallation

I have recently installed PgAdminIII and Geany via Ubuntu Software Center, but this changed my desktop configurations. It no longer looks like it did. I am using Pinguy OS 12.10 based on Ubuntu ...
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Have to run Repair-Boot after booting windows

I have grub installed as my boot loader for dual booting windows 8 and Ubuntu. It works fine as long as I'm only booting Ubuntu but as soon as I boot windows, something stops working. The next time I ...
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error when apt-get install nfs-kernel-server

I'm now using the command sudo apt-get install nfs-kernel-server to make my Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS server support NFS. But it reports this error: Need to get 559 kB of archives. After this operation, ...
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Mouse BTC 5213RF (M) does not work under Ubuntu 13.10 Server

I have been given BTC wireless mouse/keyboard with RF transciever. This RF transciever plugs in into PS2 keyboard and mouse ports and turn on mouse and keyboard and both were working (mouse and ...
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Non destructive installation : Ubuntu 13.10 -> Debian 7.2

How to make a non destructive installation of Debian 7.2 over Ubuntu 13.10 ?
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LXC and deployment of web application code

l'm currently in the learning stage of using LXC. Now I'm at the point where I'm ready to deploy my application (written in PHP) to my containers. I've been using DeployHQ (deploying over ssh 2) to ...
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No sound in Ubuntu minimal + xbmc. Possible bug?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 minimal+XBMC with no gnome interface. lspci | grep -i audio 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03) aplay -l **** List of ...
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Unable to write to hdd formatted in anything other ext2,3,4

I am unable to write to my HDD mounted on Ubuntu server 12.04 that are formatted to NTFS or FAT32. However when I format to EXT and Mount as auto its able to write. I tried chmod and chown but the ...
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Big file overwriten with a 0B file

I just opend for write (by mistake) a big file with data (about 200 MB). Now I have this file and it has 0B. I want to know If I can find raw data on disk for recovery... ?
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Windows in Gnome on Ubuntu 10.10 are frozen

I saw a question in SuperUser titled How do I restart a frozen screen in Ubuntu without losing any open windows? and I think it would be helpful, but the problem is I can't switch to any of the TTYs. ...
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configuring hubot to connect to a local openfire server

I'm running Ubuntu and I am trying to get a hubot to connect to my local openfire server. I followed the tutorial here, and everything went pretty smooth till toward the end, after editing the ...
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Error while burning DVD

I'm working on Ubuntu 13.04. I purchased a few DVDs of Sony company from a few different shops but it failed to burn all these. Earlier I had used the Sony DVD only to burn the same date & it ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 installing libcurl gives conflict - but 7.32.0-1ubuntu1.2 is to be installed

I'm not sure what the problem is here. I've googled around for this issue but couldn't find anything. Only thing I did was install a new postgres and I made following change: sudo sh -c "echo 'deb ...
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Access devices on a shared internet connection from other devices on home network (Ubuntu, shared wireless to ethernet)

Laptop OS: XUbuntu 12.04 Home PC: XUbuntu 12.04 guest on Windows 7 host Embedded Things: Mix of Raspberry Pis or Beaglebones I'm trying to share the wireless connection on a laptop with multiple ...
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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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Xen VNC - VGABIOS Rom Missing

I've had a Xen server with VNC running successfully for almost a year now. However, recently, when I tried to connect to an HVM domain with VNC, it displays a blank screen. When I looked in the QEMU ...
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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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Ubuntu installation 11.10

I seem to be having problems installing Ubuntu on windows 7 and I'm getting an error message once boot up saying: Unable to find a medium containing a live file system and the drivers are ahci ...
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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 ...
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Inconsistency detected by ld.so: dl-version.c: 230: _dl_check_map_versions: Assertion `needed != ((void *)0)' failed

When I try to run a cracked Call of Duty 2 server (I must mention here I HAVE BOUGHT the game, only my friends not) on my Ubuntu 12.04 instance I get the following error: Inconsistency detected by ...
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Network connecting trouble shooting

I am trying to connect to the network of my school. With Windows 7 + IE it is not problem at all. I connect to it, no matter what web-page I try to reach, I get forwarded to ...
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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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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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Squid3 failed to response when access certain website

My Host system is Ubuntu 13.10 64bit. I configured Squid3 almost with the default configuration file, except adding acl localnet... and http_access allow localnet. I did not configure cache_dir cause ...
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How to mount a flushed hard disk in Xubuntu

I want to recover data from an internal hard disk with Windows Vista. I`m using a live CD of Xubuntu. But when I write: sudo fdisk -l I obtain only the USB disk in which I have Xubuntu live. How ...
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Synchronization of Multiple computers for Ubuntu sing Puppet

I have 100 computers in our organization. So when I Install e.g "Apache2"(Ubuntu) on single computer manually it will reflect that installation on all remaining 99 computers.For that I am using Puppet ...
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Find information about popup in ubuntu12.04 (unity)

i'd like to ask, since it is not first time it happens to me: Is there a way to check last popup message (from what program/and its contents), after it has been closed promptly by spacebar BEFORE it ...
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/dev/sdb keeps changing to whatever disk contains Windows 7?

I am trying to install Windows 7 on /dev/sda and Ubuntu 12.04 on /dev/sdb. Initially I installed Windows 7 on (call it disk 1) and when I begun installing Ubuntu it said Windows 7 was on /dev/sdb. ...
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How to fix “Xlib: extension ”RECORD“ missing on display :1” in vnc session?

I am running a JNativeHook capture program on Ubuntu. When I run the session on default X session things are working fine. However when I run the same program from vnc session, it fails with "Xlib: ...
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Could someone provide a step by step guide to configuring OpenVPN server to work over port 443?

My network is very restrictive and many many things do not work so I need to configure a VPN that will work over port 443. I have tried numerous times to set up the server myself, however I can never ...
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Exporting Logical Volume to Mac for use as Time Machine drive

I have an Ubuntu server, and I have put a hard drive into this server. The logical volume on this hard drive looks like Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sdb1 ...
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Not able to install via GUI, Message: requires installation from unauthenticated sources

I am not able to install any application via the command line which requires installation from an unauthenticated source. I tried installing recordmydesktop via the Ubuntu Software Centre but when I ...
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Mouse and keyboard not working in qemu emulation of beagleboard with latest angstrom image

I was trying to emulate an angstrom image for beaglexm in qemu on my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop. In a new window the image boots up and autologins into GNOME shell. But keyboard and mouse remains ...
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vsftpd for virtual users: login directory isn't world readable. Then what's the use?

To configure vsftpd for virtual users, I followed this link. Though I succeeded in making the virtual users log into the system but it didn't work exactly the way mentioned in the document I ...
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not able to run vsftpd by executing the binary file as ./vsftpd

To configure vsftpd for virtual users, I followed this link. Though I succeeded in making the virtual users log into the system but it didn't work exactly the way mentioned in the document I ...
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Ubuntu warning. W: Duplicate sources.list entry

After installing Oracle VirtualBox, when I do sudo apt-get update, I get the following warning W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/ raring/contrib i386 ...
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Is it possible to import vmail folder from old iRedMail to new iRedMail installation?

Basically, what I did: Copied vmail folder to my local machine. Reinstalled my VPS. Installed iRedMail again. Created same users on the same domain. Question is - can I somehow copy over my old ...
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libcurl4-gnutls-dev : Depends: libldap2-dev but it is not going to be installed

I am trying to install curl in my ubuntu server as I was getting this error whenever I am compiling my C++ code - fatal error: curl.h: No such file or directory Below is the error: ...
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Local servers (behind NAT) on vpn with email servers and sync with a central email server open to internet

What I have I have a number of Linux (Ubuntu) servers (20 as of now but may grow over time to hundreds) connected to each other via private VPN (OpenVPN) which serve intranet web application (Apache ...
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Emacs alternate editor client server start

How can I get Emacs to start in server mode with the alternate editor? From this conversation, I was able to enable the server with the alternate editor. However, I just re-installed emacs and I am ...
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Minor sidelines in Guake window on Ubuntu

I had a problem with the display properties of Guake terminal. Though the original problem mentioned here: http://askubuntu.com/questions/287204/guake-terminal-has-space-left-at-the-top has been ...
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How to change default sender name in PHP mail()?

I'm using LAMPP and sendmail on Ubuntu 12.04. When I call the mail() function in PHP specifying a sender address, it won't work. Every mail I get is sent by an address "daemon@myhostname". I've ...
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zabbix server and agent communication across the zones on aws

I have installed zabbix server on aws in us-east zone and configured zabbix agent on some instances in the same region. By using zabbix server's internal IP, both server and agent can communicate with ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Choppy Video on HP Compaq nc6400

I have an HP Compaq nc6400 with an Intel Centrino Duo processor, 4gb of ram, and Intel 945GM x86/MMX/SSE2 graphics. When using Chromium browser, I get very choppy video streaming from Hulu. Has anyone ...
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What is the correct name for BUILD (config.guess) on Debian (or Ubuntu)?

I'm building a few packages from source and wondering what the correct --build=? is for Debian (or Ubuntu), if any? When I run config.guess manually, the return value is x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu. The ...