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Which distro to switch to (laptop) [on hold]

I switched to Linux Ubuntu 14.04 from Windows 8.1 about a month ago because I wanted to get more out of my laptop (Lenovo Flex 2). I have been trying to either solve or ignore some issues that I have ...
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D-Link DWM-156 HSPA USB Modem doesn't work with SIM card inserted

I have a D-Link DWM-156 HSPA modem, that I bought just a few days ago. The modem has drivers in its internal storage. There are Debian packages (.deb) for both i386 and amd64, so obviously I installed ...
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Is there a key binding to switch to “last” workspace in mint 17.2?

Mint 17.2, Cinnamon. I use dconf editor to set up my hot keys to switch between workspaces. Here is the relevant portion of my workspace key bindings: What I want is a key binding that switches ...
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Old Xen Installation Unable to be Formatted

I recently tried to format a disk that had an old Ubuntu 14.04 partition and a Xen Swap Disk partition. I am currently running the Ubuntu Live CD and trying to access my partitions on the drive for ...
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ifconfig ethernet (eth0) no data flow

Hello this is my ifconfig output: eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 50:46:5d:44:5e:fe inet addr:10.0.0.6 Bcast:10.0.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: ...
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System claims my USB is mounted when I insert it and I cannot (un)mount it. How do I fix this?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 Server (headless). I have a group of USB flashdrives that I need to reformat for use across several devices. I've successfully mounted, formatted, copied files to, and ...
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How to repair Ubuntu after upgrade? (from recovery mode)

I have gone through countless threads on the following error and none have helped. Your screen, graphics card, and input device settings could not be detected correctly. You will need to configure ...
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How can I make this daemon/init run as a non root user?

I have an init script to kick off a daemon. The problem is it runs as root. I would like it to run as a user called "deploy". Ubuntu 12.04 #! /bin/sh # File: /etc/init.d/unicorn ### BEGIN INIT ...
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ispconfig PHP not parsing on apache2 virtual host

I have trouble installing ispconfig 3 on my (L)Ubuntu 15.04. I can fully install ispconfig but I can't reach the website when viewing the virtual host of apache2. I can open ispconfig from ...
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Unmet dependencies using apt-get on Ubuntu

I am working on a Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.5.0-43-generic x86_64) machine. It is a server running in production environment with other projects so I have to be quite careful. I have to install ...
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Granting SAMBA rights and privileges requires root password

Given a default Ubuntu installation, I get the following myusername@EARTH:~$ sudo bash root@EARTH:~# net rpc rights grant myusername SePrintOperatorPrivilege Enter root's password: Failed to grant ...
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Sending data from rs232 [duplicate]

I'm trying to write a loopback test with pins 2 and 3 connected. I am using Ubuntu OS and java for the code. The library that I'm working with is JSSC. I am able to read and write from the serial ...
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Get a refreshing list of running specific processes

I want to monitor running python processes with VSZ, RSS %MEM, %CPU etc. One of my priorities is a list refreshing every X seconds. I managed to come to the point of obtaining a refreshing list of ...
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How to write a shell script that gets executed on login?

I am trying to write bash shell script in Ubuntu 11.10 Linux distro, that will get executed automatically on logging into the system. But I am not able to figure out that what to write in script that ...
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Is there a way to change file/folder ownership on a server in Ubuntu/Kali-Linux? [migrated]

I accidentally changed file ownership of a folder in Windows 7 and now nobody can edit, copy, view, move it, etc. Not even the administrator account account can change it back. I tried icacls and ...
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ls command lists hidden files

When I run ls command I get files like opencv.sh~ in my output which is not visible if I check the home directory. Basically, it also lists hidden files without supplying any other parameter. How can ...
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How to reduce ClamAV memory usage?

I'm running a Ubuntu based web server (Apache, MySQL) on a 512MB VPS. This is more than sufficient for the website it is running (small forum). As I wanted to add some protection against viruses I ...
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Startup script with LSB headers not working correctly (dependency problem)?

I am creating a startup script for my Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS server. The script need to be run after the Rabbit MQ server. The Rabbit MQ startup script says it provides "rabbitmq-server". So I put this ...
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Incorrect iperf configuration?

I have a laptop (with Ubuntu) and a router (with OpenWrt). When I check the version for both, the laptop says I have version 2.05 for multithreads and the router says I have 2.05 for pthreads. Both ...
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Grub 2 multi image boot disk boots some images but restarts on others

The issue I'm having is that my bootable usb I have only works with certain boot images, to be more specific it will boot Ubuntu desktop iso images but not Ubuntu server. If I try to boot Ubuntu ...
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Linux Ubuntu / Mint Live CD user-home customization

I'm trying to customize Linux Mint Live CD with these instruction (uck doesn't work for me). What I want is to have more icons at its Live CD user (/home/mint/Desktop) but I can't find /home/mint on ...
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How do I set my DNS on Ubuntu 14.04?

Most of the info I see online says to edit /etc/resolv.conf, but any changes I make there just get overridden. $ cat /etc/resolv.conf # Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by ...
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My Ubuntu 14.04 LTS doesn't have sound

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on VMware workstation version 10.0.0 on my Windows 7 machine. After installing I figured out that it doesn't have any sound so I checked the sound settings. All items seem to ...
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Vagrant: missing destination file operand after ‘/etc/exports’

I'm running Vagrant 1.7.3 with an Ubuntu 14.04 basebox, and I want to try out the new Puppet 4.2.0. However, when I run vagrant up on an empty VM, I get the following error: cp: missing destination ...
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Powertop doesn't display Power est. column

When I run powertop, it doesn't display the "Power Est." column that shows the estimated power consumption in Watts of each row. It should look like in the screen capture here: MacBook Pro Retina: ...
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How to write/edit/update the OsIndications efi variable from command line?

In the need to enter the UEFI firmware setup utility while using ultra fast boot (keyboard drivers are not loaded during POST), I wish to write to the "Os Indications" efi variable. My OS is Ubuntu ...
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mdadm RAID10 - change broken disk

Tonight my server stopped answering to ssh, ping, so I drove to the server room. Server did not respond to keyboard (even Ctrl-Alt-Del), there was no data on screen (it was black, no symbols on it), ...
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Disabling wlan0 adapter

Question: What is the terminal command behind right clicking on the wireless icon (Ubuntu 15.04) and then unchecking "Enable Wi-Fi" the box? Why am I asking it? macchanger just work for me when I ...
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rs232 to usb not working

I also asked this question on AskUbuntu but there nobody comments on it I have a konig rs232 serial to usb adapter (no FTDI chip), but when I try to connect to a cisco switch/router (via Putty, ...
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Mouse Pointer Blinks and Sometimes Disappears

I am using Ubuntu 14.04LTS with dual Monitor. I am unable to figure out the problem occurring with the mouse pointer. The mouse pointer blinks and at times it disappears. Any help is appreciated ...
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Why won't MOTD display output from a Python script it calls outside of /etc/update-motd.d/ unless it's in this directory?

The Situation We're running a headless Ubuntu 14.10 Server to fulfill various needs and tests. I was experimenting with changing the MOTD for SSH sessions via /etc/update-motd.d/ so as to display ...
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Iperf connection failed

I have an openwrt router connected to my ubuntu laptop with an ethernet cable. I installed iperf on both, and now I am trying to run commands (i.e. iperf -s), but I keep getting the following errors: ...
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Asterisk:Registration is UNREACHABLE VOIP chan_sip.c:15171 sip_reg_timeout

I'm trying to register my VOIP but I can't and appear this massege [Jul 24 12:45:58] NOTICE[24430]: chan_sip.c:15171 sip_reg_timeout: -- Registration for 'XXXXX@sip2.tellfree.net' timed out, ...
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what's difference between src version 3.* and 3.*-generic

In my local Linux/Ubuntu, I have two directories for Linux src /usr/src/linux-3.16.0 /usr/src/linux-3.16.0-generic I found the code in 3.16.0 is much more than that in 3.16.0-generic. I am ...
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How to get back sudo on Ubuntu?

I have done this: sudo chown -R myname /usr/ and now I can't use the sudo command because of this error: sudo: must be setuid root And as I read this means that the owner of this file ...
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Using `minicom` not able to access the root file system

I am trying to use minicom for my serial cable communication to the target but I am not able to access the / of my remote device.I tried setting up ttyXX for minicom using sudo minicom -s but still I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 VM resizing in VMWare fusion 7 whenever a terminal is opened?

On a computer at work, we have a virtual machine running that resizes the whole VMWare window whenever you launch a new CLI terminal window within the VM. Any ideas how to fix it? It's quite annoying. ...
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modprobe vmhgfs gives — FATAL: Module vmhgfs not found

I'm trying to get shared folders working in VMware Player 6. My host is a Windows 7 box, and the VM guest is Ubuntu 14.x I'm trying to share an external drive on my Windows machine (F:) with my ...
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Replacement for php5-auth-pam to authenticate website login against local users

I am working on a login for a PHP-based website where users should be successfully logged in if they enter a valid username and password for a local account on the system. Looking around, it seems ...
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Problems installing PCRE on ubuntu

I am new to linux and am trying to install PCRE 8.37 on Ubuntu 14.04 but am getting the following error: sudo ./configure && make && make install checking for a BSD-compatible ...
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Fedora 18 guest in VirtualBox 4.2: How to assign static IPv4 address to guest regardless of active ethernet interface on host

I have a Ubuntu 13.04 host running VirtualBox 4.2.12. This host has both a wired and a wireless network interface, but only one of which would usually be active at any given time. For example, at home ...
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Long line wrapping in Nano

When editing an authorised_keys file in Nano, I want to wrap long lines so that I can see the end of the lines (i.e tell whose key it is). Essentially I want it to look like the output of cat ...
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Advanced Policy Firewall: allow_hosts.rules doesn't work

I'm trying to open ports for Nimsoft. In allow_hosts.rules I opened ports for private network: tcp:in:d=48000_48020:s=10.0.0.0/8 tcp:out:d=48000_48020:d=10.0.0.0/8 During starting apf I see that ...
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How can I boot a bootable windows 7 installer usb [migrated]

I have a bootable usb windows 7 installer. It is working in another computer with windows 7. I want to boot it from a computer with zorin OS but I can't. I can see it from my bios menu and I can set ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS: for NIS users, SSH works but console login and sudo fail

I set up a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 LTS VM on VirtualBox and did an upgrade, so now I'm sitting at 14.04.2. Our office environment is NIS+NFS. I set up autofs and NIS, and confirmed that I can log in as a ...
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Using Ubuntu Server machine as a DHCP and DNS server to forward URL's to IP addresses

I'm inexperienced with Linux servers but I've done okay so far - basically I want this machine to dish out IP addresses via DHCP (done) and then I also want it to act as a DNS server that simply sends ...
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Linux Permissions vsftpd

I have mybb installed and running in /var/www/forums. I have two users part of the www group, logan and www-data. I have the recursive permissions of forums directory set to: chmod -R 755 forums ...
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How can I fix the duplicate mouse error without logging out?

I sometimes get to see something like this: When I take a screenshot, it looks like this: As you can see, I actually have two mouse cursors + the remainder of a drag-and-drop action on my ...
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Realtek RTL8111 Network card not working on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to install an Ethernet Card into my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop computer. Here is my lspci output (First one is my new ethernet card): 02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. ...
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XBMC crashing while playing SOME but NOT ALL videos

I am using Frodo on Ubuntu 14.04. XBMC is crashing when playing some but not all videos - most videos work. My hardware specs (old computer) 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile ...