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Find out what caused my Ubuntu rebooting?

My Ubuntu 14.04 on Thinkpad T400 just rebooted automatically. Before that, my screen just became unresponsive. My memory and swap were mostly used, mainly by webpages opened in Chrome and some ...
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Process command

When I used ps -u root command in Ubuntu it showed the following output? PID TTY TIME CMD 1 ? 00:00:02 init 2 ? 00:00:00 kthreadd 3 ? 00:00:00 ksoftirqd/0 5 ? ...
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How to open tty or execute some script when the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+F[1-6] doesn't work and X11 is partially frozen but system is still working?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 with Gnome on Acer Aspire One netbook. The X11 or just some parts of Gnome like panels and partially windows (details described below) are frozen which doesn't allow to do ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 desktop frozen after login

I have just done a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.04 Server. After I log in, I see the dash and after a while just a black screen with the cursor on it. I have updated my nvidia drivers (sudo apt-get ...
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Consequences of setting up POSIX locales

Small background of the situation: We are using several UBUNTU servers having English as working language; however having en_US locale set in machines we encounter problems with apt-cacher-ng ...
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Dell 11 Ubuntu MATE touchpad problem: reacts to pad of finger, but not tip

(I also posted this in the Ask Ubuntu Stack Exchange. Not trying to spam you guys, just not sure where to post). I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 MATE on a Dell 11 Chromebook, and since booting for the ...
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Why is my kerberos ticket not working?

I'm trying to ssh to another machine but my kinit is not working: $ ssh nik@social-1-r.referens.sys.XXXXXXX.se Permission denied (publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic). Kerberos is used for ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 - Multiple Griffin Technology Powermate Knobs

I am running Ubuntu 14.04, and I want to run multiple griffin powermate knobs: https://store.griffintechnology.com/powermate. I want to map them to different keys other than audio control. I want to ...
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Wi-Fi slow, then, inexplicably, fast

First some info: Laptop = HP Probook 450 G1 i5 Dual Boot Windows 7 Professional / Deepin (a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu) RAM = 8 GB Wi-Fi = Intel 3160 Okay, so I installed Ubuntu, but my ...
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How to set up wifi hotspot with 802.11n mode?

I have two computers running Ubuntu 14.04 (ok, one is actually Mint 17.1, but that's based on Ubuntu 14.04), and I am looking to use one as a wi-fi hotspot for the other. Both computers have identical ...
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How to use afl-fuzz (American Fuzzy Lop) with openssl

I am trying to use afl-fuzz with openssl in Ubuntu. A normal usage of afl-fuzz would be: afl-gcc test.c //-- this will produce a.out mkdir testcases echo "Test case here." > testcases/case1 ...
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Software updater waiting for “q” key press

A few days ago Ubuntu's Software updater awaits user input (q to Quit). I have attached a screenshot with the problem. I think this is related with fake sync from Debian. What does this mean and how ...
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7-Zip slows down over time on Ubuntu but not Windows

I have a directory called Pages of 2.2 million HTML files (about 80 GB) on an Ubuntu server. I compressed it with 7-Zip using this command: 7z a -mx=9 Pages.7z Pages It took around 5-6 hours to ...
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Copying directories to directories with different names

How can I copy a number of directories: directory_01 directory_02 directory_03 to different directories tmp_directory_01 tmp_directory_02 tmp_directory_03 where each tmp_directory_* directory ...
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Editing multiple files simultaneously with vim/gedit

I'm trying to save some work by editing multiple files with the same name located in different directories: $ mkdir -p directory_{0..10}/results How may I create files with the same name in all ...
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Multiple questions about mounting multiple partitions (in Ubuntu 14.10)

I've got questions about how the Linux mount command works when used multiple times. Through an unfortunate series of events (multiple crashes in Ubuntu), I've decided that I wish to simply back up ...
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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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Why is setting up WLAN in Debian so hard? (compared to Ubuntu) [closed]

switching from Ubuntu 14.04 to Debian jessie (LXDE) on a ThinkPad T500 Lan (eth0) is configured in /etc/network/interfaces and works fine. After setting up LXDE i wanted to switch to WLAN and it ...
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Turn .vmwarevm into .iso

I was wondering if anyone knows how to take the .vmwarevm and the files inside it and turn it into an .iso. I searched on Google but haven't found anything. It would be amazing if the .iso can ...
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Ubuntu won't connect to university internet [closed]

My WiFi adapter shows networks in the area, but will not allow me to connect to my university Internet. Normally, on Windows, I connect to the Wifi by clicking connect. It shows it as connected, but ...
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tail -f, but with line numbers

I'm trying to see how many times foo bar appears in /var/log/foo.log within an arbitrary amount of time on a remote server, but nothing that I've tried so far has worked. I've already got a timer ...
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Convert VMWare virtual machine to .ISO

I have a virtual machine with the extension .vmwarevm. The OS is Ubuntu 15.04 Mini 64-bit. I have no GUI, just command line interface. I looked up a couple of tools like remastersys but had no luck. ...
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Ubuntu mini won't recognize my touchpad on VMWare

I installed Ubuntu Mini 15.04 64-bit with Gnome desktop on VMWare Fusion. My trackpad from my Mac doesn't work on it. Do I need to install something for it to work? It's really annoying navigating ...
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How do I compile the latest apache2 on ubuntu using the original layout, configuration and configure options

I needed to compile apache2 on ubuntu but I wanted it to use the original configuration and layout. It took me a very long time to find the information to do this, so I thought I would create this ...
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Use rsync to transfer files from Windows to Ubuntu

I'm having trouble transferring files via ssh from a Windows box to an Ubuntu box using rsync and cygwin on Windows. The file transfer starts, but the newly created directories and files on the ...
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Is High Virtual Memory usage a problem or may cause problems?

In our server, we have a python based code that listen ports. The amount of Virtual Memory it uses is increased greatly with time Like: USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT ...
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Why Linux games are less performanced than Win 7?

I had Windows 7 x64 and now I have Ubuntu 14.04 on notebook HP 4535s. I expected games to be faster in Linux than on Windows because of fewer machine requirements. But it isn't so... E.g., games via ...
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Update kernel to 4.1.1 in Ubuntu Mini

I'm using Ubuntu Mini 15.04 and I want to update the kernel to the latest 4.1.1. I've been looking online but there are so many different ways. I've tried some but always ran into some error. I am ...
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Remove Ubuntu strings from Mini install

I have an assignment to remove a string from Ubuntu Mini v. 15.04. How would I remove the Ubuntu String on the top? It says "Ubuntu 15.04 hostname tty1". I just want to remove Ubuntu 15.04 string. ...
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How to fix error 'xrandr: cannot find output “VGA1”'?

I am trying to enable a HDMI connection to a monitor connected with a HDMI cable to my Lenovo laptop using the following commands. > xrandr xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default ...
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Why do I get “duplicate” local IP addresses on different interfaces?

I have two network interfaces(a wireless and an USB dongle) attached to an Ubuntu server and both get the same local IP address. Is there any reason for this or a way to force it assign distinct IP ...
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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 resize GNOME shell top bar

I am on Ubuntu 12.04 and installed gnome-shell, but I found the top bar is larger than it normally is, how can I change its size?
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Hide all open windows on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Is it possible to have a button on the side bar to hide every open window on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?
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Remove branding from custom kernel

I have an assignment to build a custom kernel which removes all the drivers/plugins that are not needed and also remove any traces that it is Ubuntu's. Basically, my teacher wants us to strip it down ...
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Upstart job does not trigger (Xubuntu 14.04)

I'm in the process of learning how to use Upstart. I wrote a simple job as a test (file is /etc/init/uptest.conf), using a custom event to trigger it manually: start on uptest task exec touch ...
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Problem booting Ubuntu (or any OS), even after doing clean installs

Summary: OS (Ubuntu / Windows) installs fine, but when the time comes to restart and boot, it doesn't boot. (Gets stuck; screen blinks and I am still at boot selector). Can boot to a live ...
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ssh publickey authentication to a Ubuntu running inside VirtualBox

I have a Ubuntu running inside a VirtualBox inside my Windows 8 desktop. I am trying to communicate between the Ubuntu and another Debian server in the network. I have enabled Port Forwarding in ...
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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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Grub2 lost in new Linux distro install

So, I really need some help. Recently I was using a dual boot machine on the same hard drive. I had Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu GNOME 14.04. When I installed Ubuntu on top of my Windows install, I didn't ...
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hard drive formatted while Linux setup, lost partitions

I have installed Ubunto 14.04 on sda1. but after the installation finished, all the partitions are gone . I have important data on sda5 , and when I run the following command : sudo fdisk -l in the ...
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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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On what level is touch screen support implemented in Linux?

I'm trying to use a Linux OS on my tablet PC (Lenovo Thinkpad Helix 15). I tried Ubuntu, but except for switching and moving windows and bringing up the launcher, there doesn't seem to be a lot of ...
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How come I installed Ubuntu 64 bit on a Pentium 4 machine?

I have just tried booting the Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit live USB on this machine and to my amazement everything works fine. I even installed the system, after which I checked with uname -a and the result is ...
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Setting up my Linux machine with multiple hard drives

I've recently made the switch to a copy of Elementary OS Freya (Ubuntu 14.04) and so far, really been enjoying it coming from a Windows background. After fumbling around a little, I got my 1TB Seagate ...
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init.d script not being run on boot

My script is not running on boot in a vagrant box under Ubuntu. My script looks like this - #!/bin/bash # /etc/init.d/mailcatcher ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: scriptname # Required-Start: ...
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Gnome Terminal Colors not displaying correctly, Vim too

Gnome Terminal Monokai Theme (Colors are wrong) I downloaded the Monokai theme and my blues and greens are clearly off. Gnome Terminal Monokai Theme Vim Issues Also I am using 256-grayvim theme ...
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variable name lost when tab completing to export an environment variable with a path

I'm trying to setup an environment variable using tab completion, e.g. snowch$ export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-oracle/ I used to be able to tab complete the folders after typing the export ...