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Anti Aliased Fonts with NoMachine NX

I am running nx server on a headless ubuntu server. Its desktop is to Unix -> Custom -> Emacs which gives me an Emacs window on the local machine. The only thing that does not work as expected is the ...
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Finding yum equivalents of apt repositories?

I have code to setup an Ubuntu server that relies on apt-get. It has lots of packages as documented on our project wiki, for example these: development environment and the ruby dependencies. However, ...
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How to remove a package for the current user?

How can I remove a package for a given user but leave it installed so that other users can still access it? I'm using Ubuntu 12.10.
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Networking not working on ubuntu server 12.10 on B75MA-P45 mobo

Just got some new parts to but together a local development server with Ubuntu server 12.10 and I can't get networking working. I have an airport extreme for my router and it works find with CentOS ...
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HAProxy should not forward an incoming request to down instance

In my scenario, I have 2 servers, both are communicating with HAProxy. When a request comes in, HAProxy splits the request and sends it to both servers, following a round robin method. If in any case ...
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How can I test whether the output from a command is null or empty string? [closed]

I'm trying to get a pre-commit hook script to work on our old SVN box. It's very old, running Ubuntu Server 8.04. This script: @echo off :: :: Stops commits that have empty log messages. ...
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Power consumption monitoring problem

I used powertop v.2.1 under Ubuntu 12.04 but it missed the power est. column.It's the same situation as described https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=796068‎ and that bug is supposed to be ...
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LAMP Server setup for personal development

I am setting up a LAMP server in VirtualBox for personal development. This will be an Ubuntu Server 12.04 install, and I will be using Virtual Hosts for Drupal, Yii, and other small PHP apps. Ideally ...
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How to open a program as another user inside a logged display?

I'm trying to open netbeans as a different user, but isn't working. I'm running a Kubuntu 12.04 LTS with KDE. And I tried the following: Open a terminal, type su - myotheruser, type the myotheruser ...
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nohup and screen not working when running program in background?

I don't why but my screen command running on server is stopping on its own. Therefore I tried to use nohup. e.g: nohup bzcat a.bz But when running nohup it is giving me nohup: ignoring input and ...
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Unable to chown recursively

I'm using this command: chown root:www-data /var/www/example.com -R but I get an error message that the directory is not listed. What is wrong?
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I need a very light weight GUI to run under Ubuntu 9.04 (jaunty) with a twist

I am in kind of a pickle. I have a VPS, for which I am paying next to nothing and grandfathered in. Therefore I am unwilling to part with it. And I want it to perform a smidgen more by making it ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 13.04 i386

I have a machine running Windows 7-ultimate 32-bit. I installed vmware workstation on it and Ubuntu 13.04 i386 on that vmware. But on Ubuntu I don't hear any sound, any start up or movie or music ...
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What Linux Distro contains support for Killer E2200 Ethernet chip?

I've been very interested in switching over to a Linux based system lately. I've decided I'm going to dual boot, but my primary machine will be the Linux system. I found that Ubuntu 12.04 didn't have ...
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*ERROR* timed out waiting for panel to power on

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 on Asus VX6 (1.8GHz Atom - 2 cores, optimus nVidia ION) with Kernel 3.9.0. When I start my system I get this error: [ 15.728106] [drm:intel_enable_lvds] *ERROR* timed out ...
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Change sampling rate in ALSA

I'm a Computer Audiophile, I've used Windows (with ASIO4ALL)and OSX for Audio. Now I'm making Ubuntu 13 my HTPC/Stereo Audio. To begin with I disabled Pulse audio and using GooMusicplayer with ALSA. ...
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Can't install anything

I'm not able to install, update or do anything else with apt-get, aptitude, dpkg and so on. The lock-file /var/lib/dpkg/lock exists from boot-time on. When I delete it and run apt-get update, it ...
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Dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 & Broadcom Compatibility

I have windows 8 pre-installed and also want to use Ubuntu (13.04) as my secondary OS. I had problems regarding Broadcom STA wireless drivers in 12.10, but the drivers work fine on older versions. How ...
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Can't delete system email

While running Postfix on an Ubuntu, I have acquired a number of test email in an account usr1, and now I want to delete them before starting other testing. However, every time I try to delete using ...
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Scrambled Xen Console on dom0

I installed Xen using the recommended procedure on Ubuntu's site using motherboard Supermicro X7SBL-LN2 and Ubuntu 13.04 amd64. After the installing it and rebooting my console looks like this: https:/...
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Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1 - crackling sound

I am very new user to the Linux world. I istalled newest Ubuntu on my old ASUS A7CC laptop. I would like to use also my older external sound interface Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1. I am able to ...
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Forgot encfs password

I followed the guide here: http://www.webupd8.org/2011/06/encrypt-your-private-dropbox-data-with.html to get dropbox encfs working on my first computer. I disabled the syncing of the encryption key. ...
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Replacing Multiple Debian Packages from Compiled Source

I've had to download and install a version of a library from its source code repository. The problem is is that other packages from the Kubuntu package manager require this library to be installed. ...
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Installing Linux Mint on Windows-Ubuntu Dual Boot

I currently have an Ubuntu-Windows Dual boot. However, I would like to try out a new OS so I burned Linux Mint to a USB stick. I would like to install Linux Mint and remove Ubuntu while still ...
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Ubuntu : after upgrade, wire network is unstable

Yesterday I have upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04. After I upgrade, I have a serious problem with network (I use wire network): my network is unstable. After a short time using it, it often disconnects. It ...
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Virtualbox kernel modules not loading at boot

I have been running virtualbox on an Ubuntu 12.04 laptop for a while and it has all worked smooth, but suddenly, probably after a kernel upgrade, the vbox* modules are not loading at boot, if I ...
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Installation problem with python-software-properties

I need to install the last version of node.js but my system has in repository older version. I need to add new ppa source. I followed this tutorial Question - when I install "python-software-...
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Compiling and running Snapper for Ubuntu

I am trying to get snapper working in my Mint 14. (The version from launchpad is old and not compatible with Ubuntu 12.10. The OpenSuSe's build project failed to build it, too). So I try my luck with ...
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Ubuntu Bash - Changing permissions to user files for automating Apache VirtualHost creation

Moved here from AskUbuntu I currently have a small Ubuntu Server 12.04 machine (test environment) with about 3 non-root users created. Each user has their own public_html directory under their home......
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Exynos 5 DVFS or turning off cores in Ubuntu - Scaling frequency for one of the cores only (dual core) (cpufreq)

I was wondering if there is possible to scale only one of the cpu cores in the A15 in Exynos 5 ? I have tried using e.g cpufreq-set -c 1 -f 500MHz, but both cores are set to the same frequency. When ...
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Recover Partially Formatted Hard Drive

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04, and recently tried to safely remove my external hard drive using the GUI, but the "Format" button was right next to the "Safely Remove" button. I stopped the format as soon ...
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How much success can I expect with Qemu On PowerPC Linux?

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 for PowerPC and I installed Qemu just for kicks, having experience using it in the past to build an iso for an arm tablet, and upon doing a search I found this installed on my ...
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What does apt need to be healed of a bad setup?

I made a couple of earlier posts regarding a libssl-dev that, it seemed, was not removable. Some of the replies touched on that there was a problem with apt, and now that someone posted the command to ...
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How can I forcibly remove a package from Ubuntu by hand?

I posted this on ServerFault and got some helpful-looking questions, but no answer in terms of what can I do. What, on a low level, can I do to completely exorcise a package that is jamming aptitude ...
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Novice Ubuntu 12.04 user needs help! [closed]

I'm new to Unix/Linux and someone suggested I try Ubuntu. I like it but I can't figure a couple of things out and don't really have time to google up ways to solve the problem. Answers from a quick ...
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Starting Resque worker with script doesnt work, starting by hand does

I am trying to figure out why my process doesn't work if started via a script, but works fine if started by hand. Here's the details: script is a resque worker start script. The script location is /...
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Find command incorrect results with days filter

I am trying to find all files modified before march 6 in a directory with thousands of files. I executed the following commands in the PWD where I want to find files. find -mtime +47 > /root/...
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Jingle CLI client / Jitsi replacement / VOIP

I am looking for a Jingle client for the command line. Currently, I use Jitsi, but my dreams of not needing the GUI for more than just web-browsing are not realized due to my reliance on this program....
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How do I update my Debian kernel?

Essentially I have an Ubuntu laptop and a board running Debian. I have installed the same kernel module and a utility for managing it on each, using aptitude. Unfortunately, the versions of the ...
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delete file with name --help.tgz [duplicate]

I have file with name --help.tgz. I want to delete but don't know how. I tried rm "--help.tgz", rm \-\-help.tgz and it did not work. How can I delete a file with such name?
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Does encrypting my whole Lubuntu slow running programs down?

During the installation of Lubuntu I chose to encrypt my whole HDD (not just the /home folder). Now it feels like my system has slowed down a lot. Especially the startup time of programs increased. ...
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How to attach elisp function source code in Emacs?

I could use M-x find-function to find the source code of some elisp functions if the function is not written in C code. But since I am using a Debian binary package of Emacs , some of the source ...
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Local port forwarding automatically configured on boot?

I have software which needs to run as a non-root user, but needs to listen on port 80 and 443. With iptables, this isn't all that difficult: sudo iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i eth0 -p tcp --...
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sybase and iconv

I inherited an old Ubuntu 6.10 server running php 5.1.6 which is using sybase to connect to MSSQL. A user submitted some text containing an en-dash and crashed one of my script. It turns out sybase ...
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uploading from Netbeans to remote CentOS server failed

I have a php web application on Netbeans on my Ubuntu , and server is CentOS on a virtualBox . Suddenly uploading to server stopped and I'm getting these errors for non-root user : Failed: file ...
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Xtightvnc: Ubuntu gnome-session-fallback: Fonts problem

I'm running a tightvnc server on Ubuntu 11.04 with a Gnome fallback session. Things seem to work fine except that when I try launching an application that needs xfonts-100dpi. All application menus ...
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Can I put 2 disks into a raid-0 array without reformating the FS?

We have an existing /dev/sda disk, we are adding an identical /dev/sdb I want to place these two disks in a raid-0 array. Can I do that without reformating /dev/sda?
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Get diff changes between original files installed with apt and current files

I installed php5-fpm package using apt; then I made some changes to the PHP configuration files. Now I would get the diffs between the original files versions (the ones of the package installed) and ...
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Run service after logging in on an X session

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I want to automatically start a service after login with LightDM. This service is not meant to start on boot, but after X is initialized.
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Transfer 150GB of files from an old MacBook Pro with Ubuntu 13.04 Live DVD

My girlfriend's old MacBook Pro 2009 (5,4) stopped working. I have tried several times to reinstall OS X, but could not do so. There appears to be something really really wrong with the OS. Since she ...