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Related to apt-get update command

I am using Ubuntu12.04 and I installed lots of pkg. I want to update only one specific pkg. I tried using $apt-get update pkgname E: The update command takes no arguments so then I tried $...
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Partition wiped out possibly due to the partition table changed by Windows, malicious software, or …?

When the data loss problem occurred: My Lenovo laptop has both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04. There are two ntfs partitions shared between the two OSes: one for Windows 7 installation ,and the other for ...
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Rebooting makes me lose my password-less keys on other machines

When I reboot my machine (as I did today) I seem to lose some functionality, specifically my previous ssh keys that I had copied over to other machines that had allowed me to login without a password ...
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Make bluetooth device invisible / disable incoming pairing

I am using the bluez package for my bluetooth usb dongle on ubuntu server. I want to be able to initiate bluetooth connection from the dongle to a device, however a device itself shall not be able to ...
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Expanding a partition in Ubuntu

This is what GParted displays about my partitions. And this is the output from df: Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 61409452 4503052 53786836 8% / udev ...
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A simple hierarchical task list (that lets you cross out tasks) for linux in the Ubuntu repositories?

I just spent way too much time looking for this. Treeline is very close, but it doesn't allow marking a task as done with a single key press. It's a powerful data organizer and one has to change ...
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Vim high CPU usage upon opening JS files

Vim and especially Gvim stops responding and utilizes 100% of CPU upon opening big .js files (1000+ lines). Pressing Ctrlc stops the process. Whatever Vim does trying to open the file, it displays the ...
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PPTP with dhcp only for clients

I have a local network at home with a router and a small server. The router manages the local network (DHCP, etc) but does not support PPTP. On the server (Ubuntu 12.04) I set up pptpd and this is ...
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Automatically start named pipe reader on startup?

I'm trying to run a script with root access from PHP. I can't do that because Apache's user, www-data, don't have root access because of security reasons. To fix that, I was advised to use a named ...
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Find packages not maintained in main repo? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: listing packages in Debian, a la dpkg -l, but including the package origin/source E.g. Ubuntu Server offers only security updates for software contained in the main ...
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Monitor bandwidth usage from different virtual hosts

I've got a VPS running Ubuntu and Apache and hosting several sites on it using virtual hosts. It would be very interesting to monitor which of these sites takes the most power and bandwidth, I've been ...
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How to enable local ~ autocompletion for scp?

Too late: The machine, OS and configuration in question is no longer in use, so I can't verify any more suggestions. I have not encountered this problem in Fedora or Arch Linux. If you are having this ...
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rsync error: Time value of file truncated on receiver

I run the following rsync command to back up my data. I am on Ubuntu 12.04. rsync -rt --delete --links --exclude-from '/home/john/rsync-exclude.txt' /media/data/ server:/backup/data The data ...
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Is really need Internet connection after installed all pkgs?

I know when you want to Install any new pkg then internet connection is required .right now I am using Ubuntu 12.04 I have Internet connection. using following command I installed one pkg.(e.g vlc ...
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Why isn't cron running automatically?

OS : Ubuntu 12.04 Now I want to use Backup and Whenever gem to automatic backup my database. When I connect the server by ssh as an added user to run backup perform -t my_backup,it works well.But the ...
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Can't SSH/FTP into new user account in Ubuntu?

Created new user from shell script using following command: sudo useradd $1 -p $2 --home /var/www/$1 I'm not able to login to FTP or SSH as that user, do i need to add the user to some group for ...
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Can't do SSH public key login under encrypted home

I can't do ssh public key login to my server and I think this issue is related to the fact my home is encrypted. I chose the option "encrypt my home folder" under the Ubuntu install setup. The ...
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error while compiling ffmpeg: gcc is unable to create an executable file

When I run the ./configure command in ffmpeg source directory I get this error: gcc is unable to create an executable file. If gcc is a cross-compiler, use the --enable-cross-compile option. Only do ...
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Home folder structure in Ubuntu 12.04.1?

Long story short, i just accidentally deleted my entire home folder. Thankfully it seems like the hidden files are still there. I'm not sure, but aren't all of the folders within the home folder (...
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Why does Ubuntu store the daemon logs on /var/log/daemon.log.1 instead of /var/log/daemon.log?

Pretty much what the title says. Trying to cat /var/log/daemon.log doesn't produce any output, while cat /var/log/daemon.log.1 does. Why do daemons store logs to the /var/log/daemon.log.1 file instead ...
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Using setkeycodes to map pressed and released to different “keys”

I have a keyboard that has a scroll wheel, but it doesn't work on Ubuntu and xev command doesn't show anything when moving it. But with the dmesg command I found this: When moving the scroll wheel up:...
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Network icons showing not connected when my wired network cable shows that I am

One day the power just went off when was using my desktop computer running Ubuntu 11.04. When later the power came back, I couldn't access the internet. When I open any browser, it tells me I have no ...
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How do I restore my console default font, and why has it changed?

I'm using Lubuntu 11.10, and I use my console a lot. Today I discovered that its font was changed; specifically, this screen is from yesterday: and this is from today: First of all, any idea of ...
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degraded software raid boot

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04.1 in a new server and set up the 4 hard drives with 3 RAID 1 devices, the configuration is such that the first two drives have md0 (swap space) and md1 (/) with the third ...
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Route VPN Through Proxy

I'm on a network which requires out-going traffic to pass through an http proxy. I would like to connect to my remote VPN through the proxy, but am not sure how to do this. Any thoughts? I am ...
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Effect of compiling from source on already installed applications

I use Ubuntu 12.04. Say I have installed package x from the repository (with all its dependencies) at version 1.7 but I need some functionality that is only available in version 1.8, so I download the ...
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Problem opening .dvi files

I would like to know why my Lubuntu 11.10 does not open my .dvi files created with Latex. Please, can anybody help me solve this problem? When I use evince L1.dvi, in the terminal, the evince ...
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Upstart: How to run a “stop” before stopping other services?

I recently found out about the upstart "service starter" that Ubuntu is using and that is (apparently) the future to start/stop jobs in Linux. It's pretty new to me (I was used to the old SysV system ...
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Cannot FTP more than 5791 bytes

On my home Kubuntu 11.10 machine I have discovered that I cannot upload via FTP any single files that is larger than 5791 bytes. I have tried to two different FTP servers (not anonymous rather my ...
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The command to upgrade to a new kernel from Ubuntu repositories

In the distro I'm most familiar with -- ALTLinux, a command like apt-get install kernel-image-std-def#3.0.... would install another kernel, and update the initramfs and the bootloader config ...
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Understanding different Linux Distros

I'm having a little bit of confusion when understanding linux based OS's. When I download the newest version of Mint and Ubuntu, aren't they the "same" at their core (kernel)? It just seems that they ...
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How to make LXTerminals open maximized in Lubuntu 11.04?

I have Lubuntu 11.04, I start my terminal sessions with a shortcut. The annoying thing is that the terminal windows are never maximized when I launch them, so every time I launch a terminal I must ...
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Allowing write access to an SMB mounted drive

Following this guide I was able to get my Samba share to mount on my Ubuntu 12.04 system. I can navigate the folders just fine. However I cannot create a directory nor create a file. I get the ...
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good Ubuntu/Debian distro for a development/coding VM?

I have a Windows laptop, but I like to use Linux as a development/coding environment. Currently I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 as a guest OS with VirtualBox. Some of the issues with this setup ...
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Ubuntu password policy

I want to set the system-wide password policy on an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server. Googling around, a lot of people point to this (very old) document: https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/serverguide/user-...
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Cisco-like command Line Interface

I'm looking for a way to implement a fairly basic Cisco like command line interface on my Ubuntu server appliance (12.04 in particular). I've come across the following project: CLISH however, ...
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How to cache all internet downloads

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04. How would I go about caching all downloads? And if Linux does not have this built in, then what are good tools for this? Please note that this isn't a browser ...
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Removed apt-get from Ubuntu

Well my fingers did manage to do sudo apt-get remove libstdc++6 and write, yes. That removed alot of system files. Is there any way to bring it up working again? I have connected to terminal, and wget ...
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Does my Ubuntu have module for USB 2.0?

I copy some files between my external HDD and Lenovo T400 laptop. The external HDD is 7 years old and has "USB 2.0" on its enclosure, and the laptop is 3 years old. The copying speed is mostly 8.3MB/...
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Shell script fails: Syntax error: “(” unexpected

I've been working on a script that automates setting up a development environment for Raspberry Pi development (step by step details that work are here). The script is linked in that article but ...
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Ubuntu and Fedora with slow intervals

I recently switched from Windows 7 to Linux and am completely new to this operating system. Although I am convinced by its advantages, an insurmountable problem has come up during this transition. ...
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'iwlist' -> interface doesn't support scanning (Ubuntu LTS 10.04)

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 (LTS) on a Samsung N150+ netbook. I cannot scan wifi networks using iwlist and I would like to do so. Here is the output from some tests: alex@alex-laptop:~/Desktop/...
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Creating and updating the packages for many Debian systems

I'm using a Lenny (Debian 5) for remotely controlled PC's (around 100 PC's) which will be pinging to my apache server. I'm developing a patch twice in a week to keep updated with the latest versions ...
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Determining Dependencies and Installing from Directory

I have a directory with all Dependencies in .deb format. But there are lots of them. I need only those that i need for gimp. biggenius@hacbook:~/Desktop/rocks/packages$ dpkg-deb -I gimp_2.6.12-...
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executing binary file: file not found

I know there are similar questions out there, but I haven't found a solution nor this exact case. The binary was built on Arch Linux using its GCC 4.7. The package works fine on the build system. The ...
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Nvidia 9800GT and HP w1907v resolution woes

I was happily dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 a year or two ago, with, as in the title, an Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT graphics card (on a Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P) outputting VGA to an HP w1907v ...
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Why isn't there a server edition for Fedora like Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I was looking for a server edition of Fedora to download, and just found that they don't have one. It's very strange to me. If Ubuntu has both desktop and server editions, why doesn't Fedora follow ...
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Acroread Firefox plugin Ubuntu 12.04 issues

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04, every time I try to open a PDF through Firefox (which I like to do quite often as I read a lot of PDF documents and downloading each then deleting is tiresome) I get ...
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How do I get Fedora 17 boot media to boot my laptop?

I have been using Ubuntu since Ubuntu 11.10 came out. I was very satisfied with how Ubuntu has evolved over the past few years, but now I would like to try out Fedora 17 since that has been out for a ...
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Why is a drive mounted already at /mnt ? Is this ok?

One of my drives is mounted directly as /mnt $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/xvda1 7.9G 6.9G 597M 93% / udev 829M 4.0K 829M 1% /...