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How do I set my DNS when resolv.conf is being overwritten?

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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Fix grub on UEFI system

I have windows 10 installed and am seeking to dual boot with Ubuntu Studio. Alright so I was installing Ubuntu Studio on an Asus F555L type laptop. At the end of the installation it said "grub failed ...
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How to fix the Ubuntu Linux 15.10 Files GUI manager , Nautilus , flickers on and off

I recently installed Ubuntu Linux 15.10 on a Lenovo desktop.After a mysterious crash last night while testing point and click of an Mono-.NET 4.5 C# executable which DLLImport's an C++ shared object, ...
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What would be less taxing on an older system, a more old school system like debian or a lighter desktop environment like lxde? [on hold]

So I have 2008 Dell latitude e5400 laptop. It can be very slow and I am looking for a balanced OS to put on it. I have been using XFCE based ubuntu. I tried installing LXDE based debian on it today ...
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How to find what causes my notebook to crash?

I have a new notebook and it crashes frequently. $ uname -a Linux bpgergo-notebook 4.2.0-27-generic #32-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 22 04:49:08 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux $ lsb_release -a No ...
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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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Consistent network interface name ubuntu using pci slot

One can set consistent interface naming via mac address by modifying /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules. Can you establish consistent interface naming by PCI slot number? (I tried but failed) ...
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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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I cannot open up my flash drive

I have a flash drive that has a storage space of 8GB, a mark of ASA MANHATTAN. When I plug it in my computer, I get the following message: This location could not be displayed. Sorry, could not ...
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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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Reformatting a secondary hard drive while keeping some files

I'm almost certain that I'm in a deadlock here. Just recently, my Synology NAS died. So I decided to configure an Ubuntu server instead on an old computer I had laying around. Ubuntu is now installed ...
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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 to share Alsa devices between users?

I lost the ability to share Alsa sound between users even if only one is logged in. According to this guide ConsoleKit integration should be used instead direct ownership of the device. After I ...
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HDMI connection not recognized on Laptop with Ubuntu 14.04

On a Lenovo Laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 I am not able to display the current screen's stuff on a Monitor connected with HDMI. The HDMI cables are both plugged in to the laptop and the monitor, and the ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 not connecting to the internet when in terminal but able to connect using firefox, and i'm using proxy

I have installed Linux Mint 17.3 Mate on VirtualBox and have added a proxy, When using firefox I'm able to load webpages but when I try to run update of the system or to ping it fails , The update ...
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Why does a Ubuntu Linux Mono-.NET 4.5 C# Program GP Fault upon loading and running a Shared Object?

On my Ubuntu Linux 15.10 Lenovo desktop computer, I wrote a Mono-.NET 4.5 C# program with a BuildIPCameraListLinux.config file which uses DLLImport to load libxmlconverter.so. Only upon point and ...
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Linux - How Can I Play a Sound File Through the Back Jack via Command Line

So recently I came across the old Ubuntu login sound, and I decided I wanted to add it. So I added it, and it plays normally, but I have an issue. Normally, I have my headphones plugged in through the ...
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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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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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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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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?