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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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Use existing encrypted directory as home directory

In the past, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with /dev/sda4 mounted as /home. I encrypted my home directory. Today, I erased all the partitions except /dev/sda4 and I installed Xubuntu 14.04 on a new ...
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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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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? [on hold]

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 ...
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Suspending fails when a USB mouse is connected

When I try to suspend my Ubuntu 14.04 (with KDE environment) using sudo pm-suspend it fails unless I disconnect USB devices, e.g. USB mice and flash drives. Is there a way to solve this problem? ...
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Unable to connect INTEX 3.5G (aka 普创E003) Wireless USB modem in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Can anyone help me out on connecting INTEX 3.5G 7.2 Mbps (aka 普创E003) Wireless USB modem in Ubuntu? Initially it is recognized as a storage device and the modprobe cmd does not create any impact on ...
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Granting SAMBA rights and privileges requires root password

Given a default Ubuntu installation, I get the following myusername@EARTH:~$ sudo bash root@EARTH:~# net rpc rights grant myusername SePrintOperatorPrivilege Enter root's password: Failed to grant ...
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Linker error: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lgcc_s

I am trying to compile symlinks (tar.gz-file), which is a very small tool with one line for compilation: gcc -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O2 -N -s -o symlinks symlinks.c which gives the error .... ...
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Trying to SSH to local VM Ubuntu with putty

I have found similar questions in my searches here, but most of the answers are way above me at the moment, so here goes. I have set up a VM of Ubuntu server, have installed OpenSSH, and am now ...
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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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org.eclipse.swt.SWTError: No more handles [gtk_init_check() failed] while running spoon.sh in ubuntu

When I am running spoon.sh file in Ubuntu I am getting the following error: [santosh@sbx data-integration]$ ./spoon.sh /home/decathlon/Pentaho-5.0.1/data-integration org.eclipse.swt.SWTError: No more ...
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How to write/edit/update the OsIndications efi variable from command line?

In the need to enter the UEFI firmware setup utility while using ultra fast boot (keyboard drivers are not loaded during POST), I wish to write to the "Os Indications" efi variable. My OS is Ubuntu ...
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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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Optimize/Replace 'find' command

I am looking to optimize this find command. We have to move a bunch (sometimes almost a million) files to a directory for further processing. We are looking for a way to increase the speed of this ...
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Is there a file search engine with a webserver?

I connected a huge USB HD to my linux server. I installed samba and the files can now be accessed over network. I can search for files over network but the samba search is slow. Do you know of any ...
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Having trouble with devices and USB ports

I have been trying to play Xwing vs Tie fighter on Linux Ubuntu Mate in virtualbox with my playstation 3 controller. After a few attempts It worked but I rebooted and it stopped working. If I load ...
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Auditing configuration

I'm trying to set up filesystem auditing using auditd on Ubuntu 12.04.5. I have a filesystem being exported, call it /exports/data, that I need audited. I have the following rule in place: ...
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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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D-Link DWM-156 HSPA USB Modem doesn't work with SIM card inserted

I have a D-Link DWM-156 HSPA modem, that I bought just a few days ago. The modem has drivers in its internal storage. There are Debian packages (.deb) for both i386 and amd64, so obviously I installed ...
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Google calendar in the terminal

I'm looking to use the terminal more and more, and I'd like to find a terminal calendar app that can sync with Google calendar. I'm running ubuntu 14.04
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Linux Permissions vsftpd

I have mybb installed and running in /var/www/forums. I have two users part of the www group, logan and www-data. I have the recursive permissions of forums directory set to: chmod -R 755 forums ...
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how to read a nand?

There is a NAND Flash drive embedded into the motherboard I am using. Linux by default does not read NAND Flash, how can I modify my system to allow me to read the NAND flash drive like any other ...
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How do I fix my ubuntu [on hold]

I am running Ubuntu 15.04, I installed a 32GB SSD, and I tried some partitioning based on this partitioning scheme Partition Size Type Mount Point /dev/sda1 512M ext4 /boot ...
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errors when I undid new partitioning scheme back to old one

I am running ubuntu 15.04, I installed a 32gb ssd, and I tried some partitioning based on this partitioning scheme, when I first did this I made the mistake of doing this in the ubuntu version I was ...
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Netstat output line width limit

When executing netstat, I find that the command's output width is limited regardless of the console size, in contrast with other commands such as ps that seem to get adjusted. So for example: $ sudo ...
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why does rsync log-file not contain updates to regular files when dry-run?

In dry-run-mode, the log file does not contain changed/ updated regular files, and no deletions at all. It only contains changed and created directories. Yet, when executed without dry-run, the log ...
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Every package “has no installation candidate”

While attempting to install openssh-server on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, I get the following error: Package openssh-server is not available but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the ...
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Unable to operate mouse in GUI on Ubuntu Server in VBox VM

Mouse can't work on Ubuntu Server (minmal virtual machine mode) in VBox VM. I ran: sudo aptitude install --without-recommends xserver-xorg-core sudo aptitude install jwm startx output: -bash: ...
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Why does my Elementary OS show an ubuntu logo?

what happened to the elementary os logo? why has it changed to an ubuntu
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Linux command line: How to move all files except those with a certain extension? [duplicate]

I have a folder with a bunch of files and .sh scripts. I want to move all of the files except the scripts to another folder. I am not looking for a bash command just a regular command which I can type ...
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Elementary OS: Accidentally installed Ubuntu Login Screen

When I restarted my Elementary OS Laptop today I was shocked, because I was on an Ubuntu-styled glitching Login Screen. I guess I accidentally installed it, by trying to get ubuntu-tweak-tools on my ...
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SSH to docker container is not working

I'm running a Discourse forum software container in an Ubuntu Server, I was able to login to container using the command. sudo docker exec -it app bash And then I've setup password for the root ...
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Problem installing package for python

I'm trying to install a python package called libsbml. The instructions on the website tell me to use the following commands and that this should be enough to install the package: sudo sh -c "echo ...
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Make /etc/nginx writable, so I can edit it from the network

I'm running Win10 with Ubuntu Server 14.04 on a VM. I shared my website folder (/var/www) with samba (I ran chown -R www-data:www-data) and it's writable. I edit the files with Sublime (on Win10) and ...
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Repairing Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu

So I recently installed Ubuntu onto my laptop and everything was working fine except for one thing I noticed that my games were running brutally slow, so I asked my friend for advice and he suggested ...
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service launched at boot, after all other?

Config : Linux Mint 17,2 (Ubuntu based, Debian based). I launch a home-made service at boot. Added with update-rc.d homemadeserviceName defaults I need to be sure homemadeserviceName runs after ...
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Command output not shown

I am working in Bash to execute a command dep I need to use. The command is globally available and generally works anywhere. Only in the directory where I really need to use it, it doesn't return any ...
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How to recover a file just deleted [duplicate]

I just deleted a file in Nautilus with Shift+Delete, which warned me that "If you delete an item, it will be permanently lost." I wonder if there is no way to recover the file? My OS is Ubuntu 10.10. ...
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QEMU guest agent problems - hosts and guests in different versions

We have multiple hosts with multiple KVMs each. Some hosts run with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and newer ones with 14.04 LTS. The guests also have different versions like 12.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS. I want to ...
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Internet connection only through VPN after forced shut down

When on campus, I can only access the internet via the university's VPN. The connection is established by the Cisco Annyconnect Client (version 4.1). I also set the proxy in the browser. All according ...
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Spamassassin training problem with amavisd

I wrote a Outlook add-on that uses the Tell command to train spamassassin. The user selects the messages and clicks a Spam or Ham button. It works great. I have got everything to work but I cannot get ...