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Resize of VirtualBox Screen?

I've recently installed the Guest Additions CD on my windows VirtualBox running Ubuntu 14.04. It was working great for a while - screen resized automatically, etc. However, when I turned off my host ...
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Unable to create Kali Linux bootable USB with Windows10/Ubuntu

I am trying to Triple boot Kali Linux with windows and Ubuntu. Ubuntu and Windows 10 are both already installed on my Dell-Inspiron. I was following the tutorial at this page to make the Bootable Kali ...
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How can I override xrandr selecting lower than the preferred resolution?

When I connect an external screen to my laptop using HDMI, the default resolution selected is not the maximum resolution - even though this resolution is listed under the available modes: HDMI1 ...
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My terminal is giving unformatted results (output) after upgrading to Ubuntu 15.10

Whenever I run g++ to compile any C++ code, My terminal is showing some weird output. Even when I do like man ls And this happened from the moment that I upgraded from Ubuntu 15.04 to Ubuntu ...
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trying a new 2016 openssl package, but still see the old 2012 version. Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to install a new 2016 open ssl package, but still see the old 2012 version, on Ubuntu 12.04 . I have a bunch of Ubuntu 12.04 dedicated machines that can't connect to the internet. They're ...
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changing file and folder permissions for network shares

I am fairly new to linux but used it before and know bit about the command line etc... I am trying to set up a folder in which everyone has their own username and password with each folder, I have ...
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ubuntu 16.04 installation error on virtual box

I'm trying to installing ubuntu 16.04 on virtual box and i'm getting the below error. failed to access perfctr msr (MSR c4 is 0) error on both vmware and virtualbox How to get rid of this error?
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Ubuntu Linux: Copying File/Folder permissions from One Machine to Another

I have been given the task of transferring a large (Thousands of Files) Magento Installation to a different server. Being native to Windows, I simply downloaded the files to my pc and FTP'd them back ...
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Unable to reinstall GRUB on encrypted filesystem

I made a mistake and deleted the contents of my /boot directory, including GRUB (btw this is easy to do, there is no notice that it will make your system unbootable)! I was going to try to re-copy ...
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Hide files that were recently viewed

I am using Ubuntu 14.10 LTS version on my laptop. When I press the 'windows' key, an interface (probably called a Dash) opens that displays various applications, videos, recent files etc on different ...
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after uninstalling various input ibus, ubuntu wont let me login to desktop

As described, i have been trying to do a clean installation of ibus-pinyin (it broke over the past couple of versions), so i went into package manager and deleted anything ibus related that i thought ...
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Mouse and Keyboard not working in Linux Ubuntu 15.04/15.10 after update

yesterday i installed some updates with the automatic ubuntu updater and shutdown my pc after that. now i try to reboot and i now have the problem that my mouse and keyboard aren't recognized (not ...
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rsync all files of remote machine over SSH without root user?

I have this command to backup a remote machine. The problem is that I need root rights to read and copy all files. I have no root user enabled for security reasons and use sudo the Ubuntu way. Would I ...
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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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lxde stop auto maximize vertical when moving window to right edge of screen

I am running lxle version 14.04.3. I would like to stop lxde from maximizing my window vertically when I drag a window to the right edge of the screen. Does anyone know how to change this setting?
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Ubuntu Snappy for a development machine [migrated]

So Ubuntu Snappy core is supposed to be super lightweight. I was thinking to put that on a server, ssh to it and use it to write code. Would that work? Does it come with desktop environment? Can I ...
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RSYNC periodically fails via SSH, broken pipe

A post-commit script calls a rsync command to update files from the SVN system to a production web server, both running Ubuntu 10.04.3, rsync 3.1.1. The issue had been occuring with rsync 3.0.7 as ...
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'iptables -a' just hangs and never returns? [on hold]

I'd like to redirect requests in on port 80 to a service I already have running on port 8443. I swear I've used this command before on other systems and it's worked: sudo iptables -A PREROUTING -t ...
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Which linux distro is more suitable for me [on hold]

I am new in Linux environment. I am currently using the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS but it's not running as i expected, because my PC don't have high configuration. Here's my system configuration Memory : 2.9 ...
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How to check if 'Per-node memory binding' is supported in any libvirt version?

I am using kvm and getting an error: unsupported configuration: Per-node memory binding is not supported with this QEMU I have the #virsh version: Compiled against library: libvirt 1.2.9 Using ...
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Share my Windows 7 C folder with another Ubuntu Linux 15.10 Lenovo desktop computer

I would like to share my Windows 7 C folder with another Ubuntu Linux 15.10 Lenovo desktop computer. The following URL describes how to do this procedure. ...
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Sound volume control does not work in Ubuntu

My sound volume control does not work when I'm logged in with my regular user, though the sound works correctly. What's weirder is that the sound control works when I'm logged in as guest. With my ...
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error while compiling my first program in C language? [on hold]

I am a newer user of Ubuntu I used to compile c file via Code Block in Win OS. But now I've created a simple program (hello ,world!). This is the code #include<stdio.h> /* demo.c: My first C ...
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Multiple RSA server certificates not allowed

I purchased a multidomain certificate, and I was trying to install it on my server. I put the following information inside the virtual host for one of my sites: <VirtualHost *:443> ... ...
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Debian 8 - Run scripts after boot

I've tried run some scripts after boot via /etc/rc.local. /etc/rc.local #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local # # This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel. # Make sure that the script will ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 snmpd permissions

Having a weird problem - I can generate traps based off snmpd defaultTriggers & DISMAN events if I stop the snmpd service and "sudo" it in the foreground, but when using -u root -gid 0 it won't ...
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Ubuntu-based Distribution Building: SKEL cannot be read by a normal user inside live system

I'm making a distribution based off of Ubuntu called 'feren OS' but I'm having trouble finding a way to make the folders added into the Folder of the root system read-only inside the Live Session ...
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pptp is refusing traffic

I have setup a pptp (VPN) server on CentOS 6.5. I can connect, but unfortunately, when I try to load a page, it hangs on 'Connecting...' I have no idea what could cause this... tail /var/log/messages ...
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How to install the latest version of Git on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have version 2.5 of Git on Ubuntu: $ git --version git version 2.5.0 but Git is at version 2.7.1 now. The Git website says to do apt-get install git to install it. But I tried both sudo ...
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Is it possible to limit the set of English locales on a system?

On Debian and Ubuntu is it possible to limit the locales which have to be configured? I know that /var/lib/locales/supported.d/local and /var/lib/locales/supported.d/en govern which locales are being ...
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How and where to install a headers only library?

I like to install gource which requires libglm-dev installed on the system. I am using Ubuntu 10.10. Maverick. The newest sources of the headers only library I found is not available for apt-get. ...
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Nvidia - Digits error: Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_cursor_new_for_display

On amazon server g2.2xlarge running ubuntu 14.04 I've tried to install Nvidia's digits. (after installing cuda, cudnn and caffe successfully) But, When I try to run the file 'runme.sh' in the ...
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How to Install Microsoft Windows OS if already have Ubuntu 12.04 installed

I have purchased a Dell laptop with Ubuntu Linux 12.04 installed in it, and I want to install Microsoft Windows operating system on Ubuntu and have dual booting. I hope to install the Microsoft ...
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“ip rule list” command not working correctly on Ubuntu

When I try to execute sudo ip rule list or sudo ip rule the output just keeps scrolling with the following output. This is on Ubuntu 15.04 0: from all lookup local 0: from all lookup local ...
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Downgrading from 14.04LTS to 12.04LTS

I was using ubuntu 12.04 and upgraded to 14.04 32-bit system. I don't like the 14.04 because it's not very stable. How can I downgrade back to 12.04LTS?
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Which system for make command? [on hold]

I am attempting to use the make command to build a project. However I do not know which system to select. How can I tell? Running Ubuntu 15.04 on a Dell Latitude D630 with an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU ...
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Need exact steps to [on hold]

I need steps to do some work on open source softwares Install the .tar file in Unix/Ubuntu Connect database to the application Modify the application from browser as user admin since i do not know ...
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New user can't open FTP with Nginx/PHP5-FPM [on hold]

We have Ubuntu server running proftpd with Nginx/PHP5-FPM. Four ftp accounts opening different directories (account1 to a1.com, account2 to a2.com...), I created one new account (account5) and set ...
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How to boot linux without any prompts? [on hold]

When I boot my linux computer it prompts me to notify me that I have usb devices connected. I have to press a key for it to finish booting. Is there a way to bypass this so that the computer will ...
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Bash script in /etc/pm/sleep.d/ blocks suspension

I have a simple script on my ubuntu, which I placed into /etc/pm/sleep.d/. Here it is: /etc/pm/sleep.d$ cat 01_working_with_pulseaudio #! /bin/sh case "$1" in hibernate|suspend) ...
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Cannot ssh using PuTTy with a valid username and password. How to make sure server and the PuTTy keyboard / terminals are same? Other issues?

Novice here looking for a solution... Problem: Cannot ssh into a ubuntu 14.01 server (tried using PuTTY and RoyalTS) from a Windows 8.1 laptop. The terminal window comes up with prompt for the ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo Essential G505S (59-380131) Laptop

The configuration of my laptop is: Lenovo Essential G505S (59-380131) Processor : APU Quad Core A10 RAM : 8GB [I have upgraded RAM from 4GB to 8GB] HDD : 1TB O.S. : Win7 Ultimate 64 Bit Graphics Card ...
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How to troubleshoot and fix Wifi driver on Wandboard DUAL?

Environment Wandboard DUAL C1 Ubuntu Trusty using these instruction Issue I was able to install Ubuntu Trusty and I am failing to get the Wifi driver to work. root@ubuntu-armhf:~# uname -a Linux ...
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What is the command or hotkey for stopping a running program in DrJava?

I installed DrJava about a week ago. Its been working fine so far but I ran into an infinite loop and wanted a way to stop the program from running without having to force DrJava to quit. Is there a ...
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How do I boot into Ubuntu 12.10 or higher WITHOUT using grub2, but just grub?

I have a machine I SSH into on a Rackspace virtual XEN environment originally built as Ubuntu 11.04, but I have since upgraded to 12.04 with a grub 1.99 on menu.lst, not a grub2. The ...
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Ethernet Connection not working on Ubuntu 14.04 (with Windows 10 dual boot)

I've dual booted Windows 10 (first) with Ubuntu 14.04. The ethernet works fine when logged into Windows, but when I log into Ubuntu, The Connection Icon (right on the top tray) shows the wireless ...
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Redirecting path to remote mount point

I've got an NFS mount pointing at a different server: mount -t nfs X.X.X.X:/asteriskstorage /mnt/asteriskstorage I can access /mnt/asteriskstorage and all seems fine. What I want to do is redirect ...
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Suspend isn't working anymore after upgrade to xubuntu 15.10

Suspend doesn't halt my old computer (DELL Precision T7400) since I updated to xubuntu 15.10. I have a black screen after suspending but the computer is still working (fan, led, ...) I suspect ...
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How can I set up a remote port forward on port 80 to my localhost with the help of setcap?

I'd like to accept connections briefly for development when I'm NATed, and so I'm attempting to do this: $ ssh ubuntu@example.org -R 80:localhost:80 Which fails as I'm trying to bind a port that is ...