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Using update-rc.d

As per this question, I'd like to start a /etc/init.d script on boot. I have the following script comments: # Startup script for Wowza Media Server # # chkconfig: - 80 20 # description: Wowza Media ...
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How to show and modify user info in Ubuntu server?

If I want to put some personal information (like Full Name) to an account, how can I check it again? And how can I modify it? On Ubuntu server. With command line only.
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Cannot connect to Samba shares after reinstall

I have a home file server on which I have recently reinstalled the OS. I replaced Ubuntu Server 10.04.2 32-bit with 10.04.3 64-bit due to hardware upgrades. I've copied my previous Samba configuration ...
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Stripped down Kernel for a Laptop

I am a Linux noob, but I am willing to learn. My immediate objective is to compile a small kernel for my laptop without sacrificing usability. I am familiar with the kernel compilation steps (don't ...
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Does elementary OS use the standard AppIndicators?

I think about switching from Ubuntu, but I don't want to miss the AppIndicators.
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Mount NTFS Partition on Startup in Ubuntu

I have a 10 gigabyte partition which I use for files which I share between my Windows installation and my Oneiric Ocelet (Ubuntu) installation. My Eclipse workspaces exist on this partition. Eclipse ...
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How to Display Hidden Characters While Typing?

How can I configure vim to display hidden characters like tabs or spaces ONLY while those characters are typed? I do not want tabs and/or space replaced with special characters like ">" or "_" when ...
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How can I monitor the load of a php script on a server?

We've got a website on our dedicated server which seems to be causing problems. Recently it has been crashing our dedicated server - it's very annoying. It will crash at random times. The tech ...
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How to Re-Create Missing Vim Directory?

The /etc/vim directory and the symlinks from /usr/share/vim to it are missing. Does anyone know how to re-create the directory and links?
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Writing to /tmp is failing - returning error 22

I'm getting this weird behaviour where writing to /tmp is failing. Even try touch /tmp/foo as root fails with OS error code 22: Invalid argument. The permissions are set to 1777/drwxrwxrwt.
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Remote control an Ubuntu machine from a Windows machine

How can I access and remotely control an Ubuntu 10.04 machine from my Windows XP machine. I googled this subject, and noticed that there are several options: someone people use VNC, while some use ...
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Access a linux machine from a windows machine

I have two laptops, one is installed with Ubuntu 10.04, the other one is installed with Windows XP. The Ubuntu laptop is located in one place with internet connection while the windows laptop is in ...
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How to start nvidia x server settings from command line?

I am using Ubuntu 10.04, I know I can start NVIDIA x server settings by choose : System -> Preference -> Monitors on the top bar. But how can I start the NVIDIA x server settings window by run a ...
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How do I stop gnome's disk-utility from spamming me with disk error messages until my X session freezes?

I have a headless computer running ubuntu 11.04 with metacity. I vnc into it every now and again. It has a failing disk attached which I am trying to get some data off. Every now and again a friendly ...
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How to boot xenomai on ubuntu 10.04?

I install xenomai by sudo apt-get install xenomai-* It installed dctrl-tools libxenomai-dev libxenomai1 linux-patch-xenomai xenomai-doc xenomai-runtime. But when I check /boot/grub/grub.cfg, it ...
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Where to find the error messages of Postfix

I cannot sent mail by using Postfix (SMTP) on Ubuntu Server 11.04. So, there must be some errors, But where to see the error message?
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What ghc package does cabal-install need?

I've just installed cabal to try and get http://dmwit.com/yeganesh/, but on running cabal-install it throws the error: cabal: ghc version >=6.4 is required but it could not be found. Apt-cache ...
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How does one open a new window from the shell with a specific size and position?

For example, say I wanted to start gnome-terminal with it's northwest corner at 0,0, and make the window 736x434 pixels (apparently the default, which allows for an an 80-character by 24-character ...
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Where does postfix store email?

I can't find any documentation on how postfix stores email. Where is it stored, and in what format? I'm using Ubuntu server 11
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Switching runlevel when moving /var to another partition

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and I would like to move /var to another partition using a python script. I found some directions that I thought were pretty good, but they call for switching to runlevel 1 (...
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Can I use a third-party repository intended for an older version of Ubuntu?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 but some repositories i have been using don't support new version of Ubuntu. So, is there any danger in using, say, Ubuntu 10.10 ("Koala") repository for Ubuntu 11.10? May I, ...
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ubuntu like lightdm in arch linux

I have just installed archlinux on a virtual machine and I managed to install lightdm by following the instructions given in https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/LightDM https://wiki.archlinux.org/...
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Creating a local in-house testing web server

What we are trying to achieve is to have an in house Linux-based (probably Ubuntu) web server which we can test on before pushing to our remote dedicated hosting server. The problem we are going to ...
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“Live” Processor hang under Ubuntu 11.10, how to diagnose/fix? [closed]

We recently upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 on a virtual server. Since the upgrade, the server will periodically "hang" with processor use at zero (according to monitoring). Monit is still running and ...
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Xubuntu and gtk apps problem

After upgrade from Ubuntu 11.04 to Ubuntu 11.10 I got disappointed with "Unity". I wanted my old-style Gnome 2 back. That's why i purged "Unity" and installed Xfce4. But, now i have a problem: All my ...
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How to manually insert a repository in source.list?

I tried to add a new APT repository using this command: add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao but I got a "command not found" error. I tried installing python-software-properties, but it's already ...
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X Session / xdmx, keybindings lost

I am using startx (with Xdmx) to run a remote session on another computer. However, when I do this, keybindings (especially control, alt and the cursor keys) are not correct on the remote session--...
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Running a command when a CD/DVD/BD inserted

This seems like a simple question to me, but after two nights of searching and tinkering, I haven't been able to find anything promising. I am running a headless Ubuntu server. I want to be able to ...
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Upstart - when a given event occurs, in what order are the jobs run?

I am using Ubuntu 10.04.3, and am using upstart as the init daemon (pretty sure this is the default). When a given event occurs, in what order are the jobs run? Specifically, I'm referring to jobs ...
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Find a user's writable files and directories

How can I determine all files and folders that given user can write to? The user is nobody. Some script in bash or python, perhaps? I'm using Ubuntu 11.04
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Where are NetworkManager's WiFi settings stored?

I remember the days of playing with /etc/$WE/wpa_supplicant.conf to try and force a semi-secure network on a debian based system, but now on to xubuntu, I haven't needed to do any *.conf-ing in a ...
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Pinguy OS 11.04 WiFi and Wired Networking is not working

I was attempting to install Pinguy OS from a YUMI created USB thumb drive, with the computer wired to my router. The internet, however, was not working. After the install, it still is not working. ...
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Formatting secondary hard drive that has windows on it

I recently installed an setup an Ubuntu Server machine. It has two drives in it and the other drive has windows installed on it. (I didn't want to overwrite the windows installation until I had my ...
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How to configure permissions to allow gedit, apache, and an IDE play together?

I'm using plain Ubuntu Desktop 11.04 and installed my lamp stack using lamp-server. I am trying to use Netbeans as my IDE. Currently, all virtual hosts are being run from /var/www/vhostname -- but as ...
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Can't login into webmin on a VPS

I bought a VPS server, and I have installed webmin on it. When I want to login to webmin via: http://88.198.196.118:10000/ it will redirect me to: https://static.88-198-196-118.clients.your-...
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How to execute script on logging out?

I'm reading The Unix Programming Environment. There is an exercise question to print how much CPU time you have consumed when you log off by editing .profile. I tried with this trap 'times' 0 1 2 15 ...
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Copying linux install from non-RAID/x86 to RAID/x86-64

I'm copying an Ubuntu Server install from an x86 machine with a single hard disk to a new machine with x64 and two identical disks. Two partitions will span the new disks: One small-ish RAID1 for ...
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How to install Ubuntu 11.04 after installing OpenSolaris.2009.06 without causing any problems?

I have installed OpenSolaris.2009.06 on a server a few month ago, and have been working with it. Now I wanted to install Ubuntu 11.04. I have a large amount of sensitive data on OpenSolaris. Is there ...
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Fritz WLAN USB stick - Xlib/Xfree86 dev packages for installing Wine

I have installed Ubuntu 10.4 and want to install the driver for my Fritz WLAN USB stick according to http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/fritz!wlan_usb_stick (German site... sorry). Now I am trying to install ...
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deny any writing to given app and its children

So I have a Python app (which spawns other processes) which I want to deny any writing. It seems like a job for SELinux. Could you describe the steps needed to accomplish this, or perhaps direct me to ...
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How to limit ftp access to multiple places for one user

I don't even know how to write the correct question since it is a little confusing to ask it. Here is the problem. User X would like FTP access to /user/x folder and to /var/www/x folder. How can I ...
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How to see the iTunes shared library from Linux Banshee?

I'm trying to see my friend's Mac iTunes library through Banshee and can't get it to work. The daap is already installed and i still can't list their musics. Is there a way to make this work on ...
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Randomly logging out

My Xubuntu 10.04 system logs me out seemingly at random. How can I diagnose why this is happening and correct it?
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Ubuntu installed from mini-ISO under VirtualBox doesn't boot

I installed the mini ISO of Ubuntu 11.04 in VirtualBox. After unmounting the ISO image and booting, I can see only black screen for about two hours? Is it normal? What can I do with it in virtual box ...
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How to do “netcat” relays properly so that I have more control?

How to use the netcat to have relays? Like following I tried but not working: cd /tmp mknod backpipe p nc -l -p 7007 0<backpipe | nc 192.168.1.101 9001 | tee backpipe I want to receive data on ...
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Gnome Activity Journal stalls

I installed gnome-activity-journal, restarted zeitgeist and launched gnome-activity-journal, and the app just loads without ever displaying anything. I tried the latest version from the PPA: ii ...
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My .xsession and .xinitrc files are not executing

I have installed xmobar, xmonad on ubuntu 11.04. #!/bin/bash trayer --edge top --align right --SetDockType true --SetPartialStrut true \ --expand true --width 10 --transparent true --tint ...
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Windows 7/Ubuntu 11 dual boot plus VM?

I have installed Ubuntu on my Windows 7 machine, and can now happily dual-boot. What I'd like to do is retain this set-up but be able to use the same Ubuntu set-up as a virtual machine within Windows....
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Having a bash script run at startup and display the results when I log in

I am running Ubuntu 11.04 and I want to be able to run a command like top so when I login it is running in a window. I been trying many things for a while now and can't seem to get it to work I ...
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No panels in Ubuntu? libcanberra-tk cannot open shared object file

I booted up Ubuntu and have a background but no panels. Everything else seems to work fine, I can get into terminal and run Firefox for instance. I can create folders on my desktop, etc. I'm new to ...