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Installing ruby 2.1 on Ubuntu 12.04 using ruby-install application

I've been through a couple of tutorials on how to install ruby 2.1.* My system currently has ruby 1.9.3 and I want the latest one. I'm following the following tutorial on how to install it from here: ...
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C compiler Problem Ubuntu

Recently i was trying to install cpuminer and i ran this code to configure it ./configure CFLAGS="-03" when this error came up checking whether the C compiler works... no configure: error: in ...
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SSHD Could not load host key

I'm trying to connect via passwordless key authentication ssh to my Ubuntu NAS server from my Mac. I get the following error in my auth.log error: Could not load host key: /Users/alexkwa/.ssh/id_rsa ...
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How to set up Motion to access my copied config file?

As suggested in this tutorial I made a copy of the Motion configuration file in my home folder under ~/.motion/motion.conf . But Motion then still tries to access the config-file under ...
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shuttle xs35v2 - can't boot from usb drive

I'am trying to install lubuntu on a new shuttle barebone xs35v2. I have tryed with various usb-sticks and diffrent versions, e.g: lubuntu-net installer, lubuntu 62 and 32, and standart ubuntu-version! ...
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grep: input file 'X' is also the output

I use ubuntu 14.4, and attempt to redirect the output of grep command to a file, but I keep getting this error: grep: input file 'X' is also the output I've searched for this issue and just found ...
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Shell Script to change locale has no effect

I wrote a simple script to switch my locale. If I write each line in the console and execute it, it works without any problem or if I put it in .bashrc. However when I execute the script either with ...
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Setting up OpenSSH to use rhosts?

I rent a couple of VPSs running latest Ubuntu, both with OpenSSH. I'd like to try password-less login using .rhosts/.shosts. I know this is not recommended, and that it's better to use public-key ...
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error while changing directory using crontab [on hold]

This is my script I am trying to rename the files in folder. rename1.sh ---------- #!/bin/bash cd /home/lanein1/WestonIN7pm/"$(date +%Y-%m-%d)" && rename s/WestonIN/WestonIN7pm/ *.jpg cd ...
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How to install/setup mutt with Gmail on CentOS and Ubuntu?

How to setup the email client Mutt to send, receive and read email under CentOS and Ubuntu using a Gmail account as a relay
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Keyboard layout changed. How and why?

Yesterday, I upgraded my kernel (to 3.5.0-19-generic), rebooted, and had to reinstall my video drivers to get full resolution. (After upgrading the kernel, the resolution always goes to 640x480, until ...
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How to lists all users who logged in on a specific day using grep and last

Hey I'm new to Linux and I'm using Ubuntu right now. However I need to answer this question: Write a command or sequence of commands that lists all users who logged in on a monday by using last and ...
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Disable ubuntu unity launcher & panels when using vmware full screen

When I put a vmware workstation in fullscreen mode, I am unable to click on things on the left edge of the virtual machine because Ubuntu captures the clicks and opens up the corresponding application ...
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Differences between Ubuntu LTS and Debian Stable (Gnome Shell)? [on hold]

What are the major differences among this two Linuxes? I'm thinking about switching to Debian (mainly because of my dislike of spyware (amazon) and the company behind Ubuntu Canonical). And is there ...
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Permission denied (publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic)

Ok, so I have tried this quite a few times and I'm sure this is very trivial but: I am trying to SSH via command line on Ubuntu into my VM (Centos6) with an RSA key-pair I created using key-gen. I ...
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Why does installing Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS server give me 14.04.3

I need to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 on some systems for consistency reasons. I made sure to get an iso called ubuntu-14.04.1-server-amd64.iso, yet lsb_release reports: ubuntu:~$ lsb_release -a No ...
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I get an error testing my new system call on Ubuntu Server 12.04 [on hold]

As title said, i get an error when i try to create a new System Call. The error i get it when i try to test the new system call with a "C" code. After execute the C code i get the following message ...
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where are located haskell-platform-doc documentation?

My OS is Ubuntu 14.04. I have done: sudo apt-get install haskell-platform-doc But I cannot find the corresponding documentation files. Where could I find them ? Or is there a command to launch so as ...
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Unable to start gedit from terminal

I use remote desktop connection & XRDP to remote to my Ubuntu 14.04 VM which is running Xfce. I can start any program from the Application Menu (diffuse, meld, gedit) but when I try to run those ...
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Queue up multiple videos from Bash Script

-Skip to bold to skip the fluff - I'm new to ubuntu, so still learning the ropes of how bash scripting goes. I've got this code I've been working on, which works great. (side question - can I ...
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Unable to find a medium containing a live file system [on hold]

how do i resolve such error in the installation of Ubuntu 12.04: unable to find a medium containing a live file system
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Random pieces of ancient hardware not working together (Mac G5, Sun network adapter)

This is probably some kind of weird esoteric hardware combination but it's not why I did it. It's just what I had lying around. I have a 2x 2ghz Mac G5 and I can't really bring myself to part with it ...
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vpn is disabled when connecting through gnome-ppp

I am connecting my reliance modem through 'gnome-ppp'.As it connected to internet successfully, i could not connect to my saved VPN. The VPN(all saved connections) connection is disabled. Please help ...
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Getting 403 forbidden error in sudo apt-get update

I want to upgrade version 13.10 to 14.04. This is output that I get: W: Failed to fetch http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/saucy-security/universe/binary-i386/Packages 403 Forbidden W: ...
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nginx logrotate error on cron job

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and nginx on a Digital Ocean VPS and occasionally receive these emails about a failed cron job: Subject Cron test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts ...
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Pulseaudio with external sound adapter: work around broken sound

I'm using an external USB sound adapter on a laptop that has an internal sound card. There are some issues: The applications by default continue to use internal sound card. I can work around this ...
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Keyboard glitch Ubuntu 15.04

Have been cleaning my laptop keyboard and now on a single button press multiple symbols are inputed. For example r => 65RGFVT + turns on CapsLock o => 9ol.p ... Has anyone else experienced ...
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Why won't my change to the sshd_config file persist? [duplicate]

I am writing a script to modify settings on my Ubuntu server. I have the following line in it: sudo sed 's/PasswordAuthentication yes/PasswordAuthentication no/' /etc/ssh/sshd_config The problem ...
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emacs does not see my fonts in gentoo

I copied my ~/.emacs file from ubuntu linux; I've installed Consolas font (and it works in gnome terminal, and as a default Monospace font); but Emacs does not see it (custom-set-faces '(default ((t ...
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Installing Infiniband on Ubuntu 12.04 (still need to downgrade kernel )?

We plan to install HPC cluster on Ubuntu 12.04 ( and this version cannot be changed for various reasons ). I've read this manual: http://techs.enovance.com/6285/a-quick-tour-of-infiniband And now I'm ...
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Need to auto-login after logout on ubuntu

I've set up a kiosk using Ubuntu 12.04, and I'd like to have it autologin after a user logs out or if the screen locks, in case someone manages to get back to lightdm or tries to login to the ...
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How to determine what event is disabling Sticky Keys?

I have an ongoing problem with Kubuntu 14.10, when using the computer I find that Sticky Keys is suddenly disabled. I reenable the feature, but in after some time (measured as three minutes to days) ...
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org.eclipse.swt.SWTError: No more handles [gtk_init_check() failed] while running eclipse on ubuntu

I was trying to open eclipse in my ubuntu VM with the below commmand.. And as soon as I do that, I always get the below exception - ubuntu@username-dyn-vm1-48493:~$ eclipse Eclipse: An error has ...
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What is the default password on ubuntu for users created with useradd?

In order to install a service on Ubuntu 14.04 like "openemm" I have created a user name and group: sudo sudo useradd openemm -m -G openemm -d /home/openemm Now I want to login with that username ...
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Is it safe to manually perform 'apt-get update' 's operation?

I am trying to keep one my Ubuntu systems up-to-date. The intended target is Not Connected to the internet. Am trying to get all the needed info from another machine with internet access. After a bit ...
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Different 'time's called in similar environments in bash

I was told that people using bash will have to differentiate between the shell-builtin time and /usr/bin/time ( time(1) ). I had to time a program and also had to find ways to automate input, using ...
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dota 2 graphics problem in ubuntu 14.04

i installed ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop. then i installed steam and finally dota 2. but the graphics are very bad. i have amd raedon 7400 in my laptop. it seems like dota 2 is not running through my ...
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Udev hwdb rule does not work

I am switching from Ubuntu to Arch Linux and encountering the issue that a udev hwdb rule that has worked until now does not work anymore. The only obvious difference between the systems is that ...
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Failed to disable shorcut on ubuntu14.04 and debian8

I used: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-applications "[]" gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings close "[]" to disable Alt+Tab and to disable Alt+F4 respectively. In ...
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Restrict FTP user to a directory

Sorry if this is an obvious question, but I don't have a lot of knowledge about this sort of thing, and I've googled for hours, nothing worked. So on a Ubuntu 11.04 server, I want to restrict a user ...
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Can't show the content of /sdcard of my Android phone from sftp in Ubuntu's Nautilus or FileZilla

I set up a ssh server on Android using SSH Server by Ice Code App. Settings of ssh server: http://i.stack.imgur.com/ZlbzJ.jpg http://i.stack.imgur.com/b1X4i.jpg ...
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How to transfer files from Windows to Ubuntu on Virtualbox?

How should I transfer files from Windows to Ubuntu installed on Virtualbox? When I plugged in a USB, it only pops up in Windows. How can I see it in Ubuntu?
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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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Is Ubuntu Gnome lighter than original Ubuntu flavor? [closed]

I'm trying to install linux dual boot on my mac. I'm am looking for something light, and I noticed the original Ubuntu flavor has a lot of add-ons. So my question is, is Ubuntu Gnome lighter?
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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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Getting logged out of user account upon execution of a program

On my friend's computer when Skype is launched either via terminal or GUI the current user is forced to log out of the system. Purging and reinstalling Skype did not work and we are using the same ...
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Encrypted boot drops to shell, how to set LVM crypttab consistently? 'ALERT! {logical volume path} does not exist'

I used Luks to encrypt my whole hard drive, and created that sda drive as a physical volume. Under that volume, I create a volume group vg00 with my 3 logical volumes lv00_root, lv01_home, and ...
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Enable wifi monitor mode on Samsung Chromebook

I want to buy the Samsung Chromebook and use it with Ubuntu (12.10). I also want to play around with airmon-ng and thus want to use the wifi card in monitor mode. I didn't find any information if ...
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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 ...