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Writing content from a file to another file on set time intervals using delimiters

I'm trying to write a script in bash that reads a file file1 and writes to another file file2 every 2 seconds, which is easy enough. However, I want to write to file2 on either a line by line basis ...
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Serial communication not working in both directions

I am working with a SOM mounted on a carrier board running Ubuntu 14.04 with the generic 3.13 kernel. While testing out the peripherals, I hit a problem with serial communication. Basically, I can ...
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Ubuntu freeze after upgrade installation interrupt

I was upgrading my Ubuntu distro and shut down the laptop in the middle of the installation process. Upon restart, I only get a black screen with these messages: Starting Hardware RNG entropy ...
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Chromium does not Render webpage (arm)

I am trying to run Chromium (the browser) on a Ubuntu install within Android (ARM) and am facing a weird issue: Webpages are not rendering at all. Links etc within the page are still clickable, ...
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How to change position of unity launcher in Ubuntu?

How can I change the position of unity launcher?
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firefox bookmark updation

I bookmark a lot of pages everyday and I export them as well into a html file. The thing is whenever is bookmark a page can it automatically get updated or synced with the html file. I use Ubuntu ...
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Consistent network interface name ubuntu using pci slot

One can set consistent interface naming via mac address by modifying /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules. Can you establish consistent interface naming by PCI slot number? (I tried but failed) ...
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Open ports for local samba server with iptables

I can't seem to connect from Windows 7 to my network share on Ubuntu (Samba). Why won't this work? Heres a bit of information, that would perhaps be useful. user1@computer:/etc$ sudo iptables -L ...
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how to downgrade in command line for ubuntu?

I am using OS 12.04 version, but using upgrade command results in the desktop being changed for the new version 13.04. How do I downgrade to the old version using the command-line? From this: ...
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Is there any equivalent to the atempo ffmpeg audio filter but for avconv to speed up video(and audio)?

As noted here, we could speedup audio with ffmpeg using ffmpeg -i input.mkv -filter:a "atempo=2.0" -vn output.mkv But on Ubuntu, ffmpeg is replaced by avconv, and the atempo filter is not available ...
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Problem with getting bridge to work when set up with a script

I'm trying to set up a bridge, essentially turning my machine into a switch. I'm running a dhcp server on the same machine with INTERFACES='br0' as the interface setting. /etc/network/interfaces ...
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Pxe Insallation

I Want Document For pxe boot server install in kvm on ubuntu 12.04. I am configuration but got that error: Jul 4 15:36:57 ubuntu dhclient: No DHCPOFFERS received. Jul 4 15:36:57 ubuntu dhclient: ...
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Recommended partition size of SD card for Ubuntu for BeagleBone black [closed]

I am using 16GB SD card for building Ubuntu from scratch for BeagleBone Black. So, I have to make two partition of my SD card, one for Rootfs and second one for Zimage and other stuff. Initially I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 login into desktop by single user mode

My OS is Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, and kernel is 3.13.0-30-generic. I forget my user account password and now want to get into GUI desktop. I know from the Internet that we can reset password by single ...
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get kernel source code

I need a specific kernel version to compile it with some additional modules. When I typing: uname -r I get 3.8.0-29-generic I need this one. uname -a Linux "..." 3.8.0-29-generic ...
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`crontab -e` sometimes fails with “Creation of temporary crontab file failed”

From time to time crontab -e fails on me on a Ubuntu box. It is the same for all users including the root and crontab -eu <user> under the root. Goes like this on a regular basis, a success here ...
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Every package “has no installation candidate”

While attempting to install openssh-server on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, I get the following error: Package openssh-server is not available but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the ...
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org.eclipse.swt.SWTError: No more handles [gtk_init_check() failed] while running spoon.sh in ubuntu

When I am running spoon.sh file in Ubuntu I am getting the following error: [santosh@sbx data-integration]$ ./spoon.sh /home/decathlon/Pentaho-5.0.1/data-integration org.eclipse.swt.SWTError: No more ...
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Inkscape not opening after installed?

I just installed 14.04 on my laptop. The first thing I did was to install inkscape by using the instructions on this website. However, after installation, it does not appear if I search for it in the ...
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Activate/deactivate WiFi on Lenovo B5400 under Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Lenovo B5400 with Ubuntu 14.04 x64. The Ethernet port works fine. How can I enable/disable the WiFi connection? I have no hardware button for this functionality. Under Windows I can press ...
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minicom showing offline

I am trying to use minicom in Ubuntu. To do this I first connect my USB to DB9 converter, then I type this command on terminal dmesg | grep tty to check if my USB to DB9 converter is connected ...
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Method bzip2 has died unexpectedly -Unable to update /upgrade /installl Ubuntu 14.04

Unable to update/upgrade/install Ubuntu 14.04, and it shows the below: Get:21 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe Translation-en [4,089 kB] E: Method bzip2 has died unexpectedly! E: ...
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Wrong number of 'clicks' from mouse & drops click and hold, then picks it up again

The issue I am experiencing is the same as the one in this post. This is happening on two different machines, using two different models of mice. While both mice are Logitech, one is a wireless ...
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Ubuntu no connection after reboot

I cannot connect to my system after a reboot. It's a virtual Ubuntu machine only accessible by SSH. There is a gmrl rescue system installed and I got access to the disk. The only thing I can find in ...
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Remove other linux installation on same hard disk

I have the following setup: [phil@thinkpad ~]$ lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 238,5G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 52,3G 0 part ├─sda2 8:2 0 111,8G 0 part ...
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Install PLoP Bootmanager to GRUB2 on an HP 2000 Series to Dual-boot with Windows 7?

I know this sounds complicated, but how can I pull this off? So, basically after installing Ubuntu 14.04, it might have done some BIOS MOD or something because my PC lost the ability to boot from ...
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Tweak grub2 loader

I just dual booted with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I notice that when Windows goes to Hibernation mode, when I get out of hiberation mode and get to the GRUB loader, and choose Windows 7 it freezes. ...
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CLI Video Driver for Ubuntu 10.04

I am running a Linaro Arm version of Ubuntu 10.04. I switched the runlevel to 1 which should be command line with no GUI but I am however being presented with a black screen with a blinking cursor on ...
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How do I use colors in the MOTD?

I edited the default /etc/update-motd.d/00-header, adding some color to make it easier to read: printf "Welcome to \e[1;34m%s\e[0m \e[2m(%s %s %s)\e[0m\n" "$DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION" "$(uname -o)" ...
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XFCE session fails to load when launched via LightDM

I have set up LightDM as the desktop manager on an ARM Ubuntu install (running with a chroot on an Android device) and this loads and works fine, however when I try to launch a Xfce session as a ...
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USB HDD Enclosure works with Ubuntu, but not Raspbian

SOLVED: Even though the enclosure came with its own power supply, it required a powered USB hub, probably for some internal components that don't draw power from the main supply. I have this dual HDD ...
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Can't install inkscape on Ubuntu? [closed]

I tried to install inkscape in my Ubuntu 14, but it doesn't exist. And when I install my ubuntu says that is already install, but when I put in the terminal $ inkscape it says that is necessary to ...
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How To Convert .run Installer to .deb Installer?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I have many 3rd party system libraries which I use for projects, but managing library installation is difficult. Some libraries are .deb files, some are built from source ...
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Issues configuring sarg. which of sarg.conf or sarg-report.conf got executed at the end of the day

But it doesn't run at all on every hours. It runs rather on every 6 AM in the morning for me to notice that sarg seems have installed the following in /etc/cron.d/{daily,weekly,monthly} folders. I ...
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xorg memory leak

I've read this question but it doesn't seem to be the same issue, as the memory leak there is an order of magnitude smaller than mine and seems to be caused by Nvidia drivers.. Here's my top output at ...
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Is it possible to obtain OS X versions of Unix tools on modern Linux distributions (like Ubuntu or RedHat)?

I have observed that there are often subtle and often annoying differences between the default versions of certain command line tools like paste and sed on modern distributions of Linux versus OSX. ...
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Smooth scrolling - where does it come from?

So, I've been dealing with Ubuntu and other Debian-based distros for a while and kinda like Crunchbang. But I've been also noticing that Ubuntu (as well as LMDE) comes with that fancy/nice/eyecandy ...
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Multiple X sessions with VNC

I have two separate X Sessions. One is unity Ubuntu Desktop The Second one is XBMC. I use the built-in remote desktop sharing vino of ubuntu for VNC. When the Ubuntu Desktop is up on the server ...
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The Case of the Conflicting Bootloaders

A server with a 2-disk RAID array (mirrored) is serviced by a 4-port 3Ware controller. Recently it became inaccessible after a restart. At the console it asked for the runlevel. Indeed, the /etc ...
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Unable to mount XFS volume after reboot - unknown filesystem type 'xfs'

I have an aws ec2 instance that's been running Ubuntu 12.04 for a good long while. It has attached to it an EBS volume formatted with xfs. Today after a reboot, I'm unable to mount this volume. ...
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kernel source code for beaglebone black

I want to build an Ubuntu kernel from scratch for beaglebone black. I have been searching for where I can download the kernel source code for more than two days but haven't found anything. So, ...
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Replacement of using terminal

Is there a way I can use Putty and connect it to my machine in replacement of terminal on my laptop? I am currently using ubuntu but I like some of the features that putty has over using the terminal. ...
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Iptables not forwarding. Input instead

I have set up iptables on my ubuntu headless server: iptables -S -P INPUT ACCEPT -P FORWARD DROP -P OUTPUT ACCEPT -A INPUT -s 10.1.3.90/32 -i eth0 -j LOG --log-prefix "INPUT: " -A INPUT -i eth1 -j ...
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CRT monitor refresh rate

I have Ubuntu14.04 64bit installed on computer with a CRT monitor. In Windows I could set the monitor's refresh rate to 85Hz. But Ubuntu's xrandr reports that maximum is 60Hz for 1024x756. Is there a ...
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Ubuntu eth0 not detected

After installing a new version of this distro, eth0 is not detected automatically. command inxi -SNxz result: Network: Card-1: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57786 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe bus-ID: 01:00.0 ...
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Invalid version string 'GNU/Linux'" when creating bootable USB stick

When I tried to create a bootable USB stick using Startup Disk Creator, appear this massege below. Invalid version string 'GNU/Linux'" How can I create a bootable USB stick on Ubuntu 14.04?
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Autologin question with LightDM & Ubuntu 14.04

I have set up a batch of workstations at a library using DRBL. These workstations are running Ubuntu 14.04. I want these workstations to autologin to a specific user (a different one for each ...
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Why does Ubuntu use Debian “unstable”? How does it manage to be stable then?

Shouldn't Ubuntu use Debian "stable" for stability? How does it manage to stay stable by using Debian "unstable" ?
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How can I make CentOS 6 treating WiFi flexibly like Ubuntu 12.04?

In my office, I have AT&T Uverse. The router is a 2wire 3600HGV. The WiFI is provided by a Cisco Linksys E1000 that is plugged in the 2wire device. With my notebook running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ...
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Installing windows after ubuntu 13

I have installed Ubuntu 13 and now I need to install Windows 8 (dual boot). But when I try to install Windows it says "cannot install on GPT table". This view is shown on 'disk' on Ubuntu. I need to ...