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tar & gzip the same folder but get different size [on hold]

There are two identical folders on two external hard disks. Two hard disks are brand new with the same format I tried du -s to check the size of both folders. The sizes are the same. The archives ...
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xmodmap keybindings don't work

I am trying to use Xmodmap to add some german diareses/umlauts to my keyboard, but Xmodmap is not working with them (but is with other remappings). I am following this guide: German Umlauts on US ...
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Trying to run Virtualbox under NX session: getting permission denied

I am running Nomachine NX server on my Ubuntu 12.04, and I'm connecting from a Windows 7 machine using NX client. When I try to start VirtualBox, I get a permission denied error. The same user that ...
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Untar a specifc folder within tar.gz

How do I untar/uncompress a specific folder within a tar.gz using the terminal/commandline (Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr))? Precise: -file.tar.gz -- folder1 -- folder2 How to extract... ... ...
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Linux, wine && Lineage

I'm trying start Lineage Interlude client under: $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty ...
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Can Process id and session id of a daemon differ?

As far as I understood from different articles and here , a daemon has the following features: Parent Process ID should be 1. No terminal should be associated with the process. The process id, ...
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Using NVIDIA instead of Intel causes a different theme

My current setup is a laptop with an NVIDIA Optimus graphics card running Ubuntu 14.10 with Cinnamon as my desktop environment. I usually use the Intel card because of the reason I'm asking this ...
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sudo - ubuntu 12.04 [on hold]

I am running a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server. Today I have been doing some maintenance to the server, and a security audit. I realized that sudo is not working the way I expected it to. In the default ...
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Installing Restund on AWS EC2 Ubuntu

I have successfully installed Restund on a Vagrant Machine running Ubuntu. But when I tried to install it on AWS EC2 Instance running Ubuntu, I get an error when starting Restund. Error Message: tls ...
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Working of cd command issues [on hold]

When I do cd ~/Desktop, it takes me to the Desktop. Then doing ls -a shows the hidden files . and ... Then doing cd . takes me to Desktop, but doing ls -a does not show directories . and ... Even if ...
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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 ...
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Compiling a kernel for Gentoo with my module list from Xubuntu

A while ago, I started installing Gentoo on my Xubuntu box, using a chroot from Xubuntu, following these guides: https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Handbook:AMD64 ...
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Unable to set hostname for use within network

I am having a lot of trouble setting up a hostname for my home server for use within my home network. My home server is running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and all packages are up to date. Management of this ...
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.sh script (expect) to scp a folder via proxy [on hold]

I want to make a .sh script to upload an entire folder to a server via ssh (with a proxy in between). I was thinking on using something like expect. But I couldn't even copy the files yet. The info ...
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creating a custom service on ubuntu

I am setting up an ap called scumblr (https://github.com/Netflix/Scumblr/wiki) The final step calls for initiating the server using the following 3 commands: redis-server & ...
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Issue running Python script via cron inside Docker

I have an official Ubuntu 14.04.1 container running via Docker. cron is working fine, I added * * * * * /bin/echo "working" >> /test to my crontab using crontab -e and then I started cron with ...
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Can't open Natron on Ubuntu?

I have tried to install and use Natron Softaware for Ubuntu, but when it finished install, it didn't open and show a message Missing OpenGL requirements Please, see the pic How can I fix it?
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xorg.conf XkbOption ignored for terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp to restart X

I want Ctrl+Alt+Bksp to restart X, so I created an xorg.conf rule: /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/53-zap.conf: Section "ServerFlags" Option "DontZap" "false" EndSection Section "InputClass" ...
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sudo rule with placeholder

i want to allow the use of /usr/sbin/ufw for a special user. But only for a given command: in my /etc/sudoers file i have now (for blocking IPv4 addresses): blockuser ALL=NOPASSWD: /usr/sbin/ufw ...
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(Super)user issues in handling services

Headless Ubuntu server 14.04. I have installed dropbox (as outlined here http://ubuntuserverguide.com/2012/06/how-to-install-and-configure-dropbox-on-ubuntu-server-12-04.html) and have added the ...
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XBMC crash after selecting “play”. Ubuntu 14.04 and 13.0 gotham. Link to crashlog

I have a brand new machine with fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying to run Gotham 13.0 on it. I've already added the restricted multimedia codecs (just in case) to Ubuntu. sudo apt-get ...
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Linksys AE3000 install on linux

I bought a Linksys AE3000 wireless adapter hoping I could use it on my Ubuntu 12.04 box. I found a website that walked through using it, but it didn't work. I edited rtusb_dev_id.c to add: and then ...
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What happens if a person tries to log in with the same user account as someone who has already logged in?

I am currently logged into a remove server using a particular user account. I kicked off a really long script, and have no idea when it will finish. It is blocking me from using the terminal that I ...
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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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parse error in /var/lib/dpkg/status: `Depends' field, invalid package name `python:any'

How can I fix the following error? sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following ...
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Default settings for Inkscape ?

I want to take default settings for Inkcape in my Ubuntu 14.04 but I can't change by default setting. I already remove Inkscape, and re-install, but the configurations keep the same. How can I ...
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Google Play Music media keys not working 14.04?

Whenever I try pause or next/previous on Ubuntu 14.04 or Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, nothing happens. No other music apps are open, and I have it set to global in Chrome. What should I do?
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Cannot mount external hard drive after using Clonezilla

Linux Mint 17 Qiana 64-bit. Cinnamon. Yesterday I tried to back up my internal (where Linux resides) hard drive's image to my external USB hard drive using Clonezilla. Last month this operation went ...
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qemu emulator for raspberry

I am trying to emulate a raspberry pi on ubuntu. I have tried several ways using several tutorials but every time, the emulator logs this: scsi: 0:0:0:0 ABORT operation started scsi: 0:0:0:0 ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 does not recognize USB drive

Using Ubuntu 13.04 (with Gnome 3), my new USB stick (details see dmesg/lsusb) doesn't show up automatically. Situation: The drive does not show up at fdisk -l The drive does appear when running ...
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Start script on boot up?

I want to run a script when the system starts. The script is: #!/bin/bash gnome-terminal --tab -t "MyPC" -e "sh -c 'nohup firefox & nohup gedit & bash'" --tab -t "MYPC2" -e "sh -c 'ls -al;ls; ...
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Permissions when creating a simple Python package for pip

I'm trying to package a simple app I wrote, so that it can be installed on a system using python setup.py install and (later) using pip install awesomeapp. The app consists of two files in the same ...
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How can I resolve the initramfs issue during installation of Ubuntu 14.10 with an ISO file?

My system specs are: HP Probook 4445s, Windows 7 SP1, 64-bit, 4GB RAM, AMD A8-4500 APU I want to have both Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my laptop. I am installing Ubuntu 14.10 from an ISO file. I would ...
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What is the fastest way to create a list of directories specified in a file?

I have a text file, "foo.txt", that specifies a directory in each line: data/bar/foo data/bar/foo/chum data/bar/chum/foo ... There could be millions of directories and subdirectories What is the ...
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Read-only file system error while accessing the files on Ubuntu

I have a Ubuntu machine. I am connected to it remotely and getting the following errer: mkdir: cannot create directory `/testFolder': Read-only file system LIKE WINDOWS, REBOOTING the machine ...
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Dvd drive disappears after Linux install [closed]

I'm trying to install Zorin 9 Ultimate 64 bit linux,(based on Ubuntu), to dual boot my Lenovo Ideapad Y710 laptop with Windows 7 64 bit. Once Zorin is installed and I'm able to access each operating ...
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I can't install new packages and can't update and upgrade

I'm trying to install some program on Ubuntu, but when I try it I got the following error.- E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock ...
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Unable to change ulimit setting

I edited /etc/security/limits.conf to have root hard nofile 20000 root soft nofile 10000 And added session required pam_limits.so to /etc/pam.d/common-session and ...
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Docker error creating bridge

after installing Docker on a Ubuntu 14.04 minimal system with these commands, apt-get update apt-get install docker.io ln -sf /usr/bin/docker.io /usr/local/bin/docker sed -i '$acomplete -F _docker ...
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How can I add an external CD/DVD writer ?

I want to add an external CD/DVD writer to my Ubuntu 14.04 system (System 76 Ratel): the writers in my local electronics store have USB interfaces, and the drives are advertised as windows and mac ...
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Mouse and keyboard not working in Ubuntu 14.04

I updated my Ubuntu Linux to 14.04 and now the mouse and keyboard don't work in the login screen. I tried re-installing grub from a Live USB, but it's still not working. I would really appreciate your ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 init scripts: where to find shell function “clean_all”?

I just installed Ubuntu 14.10 . One of the things that I prefer in my desktop is to not clear out /tmp . I'm trying to do the same in 14.10: to prevent the /tmp from being cleared at boot. In one of ...
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Linux Mint will not allow traffic from one specific PC on LAN

I was editing /etc/network/interfaces, and then decided to change my settings over VNC instead. This halted my SSH session and also my VNC. I'm not sure if this locked me out or not, but I set cron up ...
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How can I modify client SSH settings?

I am logged in a system as student. How can I modify client SSH settings so that when I write the following command ssh 123.4.5.67 , SSH client authentificates me as another user?
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How to start teamspeak 3 on boot, ubuntu server 12.04

So I'm quite new to linux but I'm starting to understand it. I have a Ubuntu Server 12.04 system, fresh install, and I installed a teamspeak 3 server on it: $ sudo useradd teamspeak (provided user ...
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What is the most suitable linux distribution for my Asus x550ld [closed]

Recently I installed ubuntu 14.10 on my pc in dual boot with windows 7 but neither the touchpad nor the network connection is working. Moreover I has problems when booting windows : windows partition ...
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How to turn off/speed up desktop switching in Ubuntu 13.10?

In my standard Ubuntu desktop I defined four workspaces. When I switch between them (e.g. use a key shortcut), I see the new workspace move in while the old workspace moves out of the screen. So far ...
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How can I manually decrypt the hard drive?

I've just switched to Ubuntu 12.04 one year ago and moved all my photos, documents, etc to the 1TB main hard drive that has been encrypted during the installation process - not LVM but only the home ...
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Change Owner From “root” in VMware's Shared Folder

I'm running a Xubuntu from a Windows 8 host. I can't change the owner of shared files from xubuntu by any sudo chown ... command. Is there any other way I can change the owner from the root to the ...
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Unable to access bugzilla url

Actually I installed bugzilla in one vm. It is using mod_perl and Email configured. Everything working fine. In browser i access the url http://MY_server_IP/bugzilla working fine. In another vm, I ...