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Rsnapshot destination full - how to safely rerun?

I ran my Rsnapshot backup today but my external drive became full half-way through the incremental backup (I have about 20 incremental backups now). "rsync: write failed on "": No space left on ...
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How to recover most recently deleted directories on NTFS partition under Ubuntu 12.04

In Nautilus under Ubuntu 12.04, I accidentally selected several directories on a partition and deleted them at once (unfortunately, I deleted them by Shift+Delete such that they don't remain in ...
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Does BCM4312 802.11 b/g LP-PHYnetwork controller support hostap ?

I have been trying to get my Ubuntu 11.10 laptop to make an access point to connect my blackberry playbook . hostapd gave error Configuration file: ./hostapd-minimal.conf nl80211: 'nl80211' ...
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Is there a tool(!) to list assigned subuid and subgid values for users?

The question is basically in the title. usermod -v (--add-sub-uids) and usermod -w (--add-sub-gids) can be used to manipulate the subuid and subgid ranges for a user account, but there appears to be ...
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is nameif deprecated? If so is there an equivalent replacement?

I read that the nameif is deprecated, although I still see it on my ubuntu 14.04 system. If this command is deprecated, is the command cited for removal or will it still be available? This command ...
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windows 7 reinstallation killed grub

I have been running dual boot windows7/ubuntu. Recently I reinstalled windows 7, and I no longer have the option to boot to ubuntu. I would like to be able to get my dual boot working again or at ...
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Having some trouble authenticating via proxy in order to use apt-get successfully on a corporate network

Context Our server is on a corporate network, which requires corporate proxy authentication (e.g. enter corporate username and password). This is not an issue on the Windows machines on that network ...
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Ubuntu eth0 not detected

After installing a new version of this distro, eth0 is not detected automatically. command inxi -SNxz result: Network: Card-1: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM57786 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe bus-ID: 01:00.0 ...
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Linux - Only first virtual interface can ping external gateway

I created 3 virtual interfaces with different MAC addresses all linked to the same physical interface. I see that they can successfully arp for the gateway (gw) and they can ping (the request is ...
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Full disk encryption with dm-crypt (without LUKS)

I am currently trying to achieve full disk encryption using dm-crypt in plain mode without LUKS header with a separate /boot on USB stick. My main goal is to achive plausible deniability on a ...
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After installing a new Kernel in Ubuntu 14.04, rebooting takes me to busybox initramfs. How do I mount a filesystem after that?

I have a virtual machine with Ubuntu 14.04 in it. I recently built and installed linux-3.14.5 kernel on it, and tried to boot into it, but it drops me to BusyBox v1.21.1 built-in shell. Here's what I ...
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How do I switch to Linux (Ubuntu) on Chromebook?

For reference, the Chromebook model is SNOW FREMONT A-E 0878 I used Crouton to install Ubuntu on my Chromebook. In doing so, I had my computer in developer mode and wasn't able to save anything that ...
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Tool to create recipe to preseed partitioning

I want to preseed an Ubuntu 12.04 installer using a custom partitioning recipe. My disk layout is reasonably complex, and so is the recipe syntax itself. Hand-crafting such a recipe seems tedious and ...
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Awesome WM loads personal rc.lua but then overwrites with system settings

I just started playing with awesome-wm. Sometimes, when I reload my config, the settings hold. Other times, I can see some settings take for a second, but then are overridden by the defaults. I ...
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What happens if I delete dmraid?

I am new to Linux and am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS from a live-USB and have it run alongside my Windows 7 installation. On the installation screen for Ubuntu, at the partition page, I get ...
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Compiling and running Snapper for Ubuntu

I am trying to get snapper working in my Mint 14. (The version from launchpad is old and not compatible with Ubuntu 12.10. The OpenSuSe's build project failed to build it, too). So I try my luck with ...
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Exynos 5 DVFS or turning off cores in Ubuntu - Scaling frequency for one of the cores only (dual core) (cpufreq)

I was wondering if there is possible to scale only one of the cpu cores in the A15 in Exynos 5 ? I have tried using e.g cpufreq-set -c 1 -f 500MHz, but both cores are set to the same frequency. When ...
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To what extent does LXC manage configuring the network interface in a container?

In the LXC config file we can specify an IP address for a container: lxc.network.type=veth lxc.network.link=br0 lxc.network.ipv4 = 10.1.0.35/16 lxc.network.flags=up lxc.network.hwaddr= ...
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Connect to a VPN from a Linux Virtual Machine

I am running an Ubuntu distro inside a VMWare virtual machine with a bridged connection on a Windows 7 host. What I am trying to do is to have the virtual machine connect to a VPN, but I'm not having ...
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8-bit input in gnome-terminal

I'm trying to switch from xterm to gnome-terminal but having trouble with alt keys. I have already disabled menu access keys, but I still need 8-bit inputs. In xterm I can set 8-bit inputs in ...
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Using Creative Sound Blaster on Ubuntu Server

I just got a Creative Sound Blaster for playing audio wirelessly. I connected it to a virtual version of Ubuntu desktop and just had to go into the sound settings and switch it to the USB and the ...
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Slow system after running a KDE GUI application from a Debian Squeeze chroot

I have a PC with Ubuntu 11.04 and a Debian Squeeze chroot installed in it. As soon as I start any KDE application from within chroot (and installed there), e.g. Kompare for viewing git diff output, ...
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Pinguy OS 11.04 WiFi and Wired Networking is not working

I was attempting to install Pinguy OS from a YUMI created USB thumb drive, with the computer wired to my router. The internet, however, was not working. After the install, it still is not working. ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 has suddenly failed to boot!

Yesterday evening, I don't know what happened but my system (Ubuntu 13.10) didn't boot. Since then I tried many times but the same issue as I explain below. See I boot my system. GRUB menu comes; I ...
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A window asking me to enter my ssh passphrase is popping up randomly. Why?

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04. For a few weeks now a small window keeps popping up randomly, grabbing my keyboard and asking me to enter the passphrase for my ssh key. The Window's title says "OpenSSH", and it ...
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Reading from /etc/environment with sudo

Using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I'm having a problem trying to read environment variables from /etc/environment when using sudo env. Basically, they are not being displayed. When I do just env, these ...
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`crontab -e` sometimes fails with “Creation of temporary crontab file failed”

From time to time crontab -e fails on me on a Ubuntu box. It is the same for all users including the root and crontab -eu <user> under the root. Goes like this on a regular basis, a success here ...
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Unable to mount XFS volume after reboot - unknown filesystem type 'xfs'

I have an aws ec2 instance that's been running Ubuntu 12.04 for a good long while. It has attached to it an EBS volume formatted with xfs. Today after a reboot, I'm unable to mount this volume. ...
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Autologin question with LightDM & Ubuntu 14.04

I have set up a batch of workstations at a library using DRBL. These workstations are running Ubuntu 14.04. I want these workstations to autologin to a specific user (a different one for each ...
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Mount from auto to manual and changing dir gives errors

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and am trying to mount my internal HD to a different location in the /home/username dir (auto-mount mounts it to /mnt/{uuid} ) But I ran into a problem. In Disks, when ...
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Mounting an MTP enabled device on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 32-bit

My aim is to perform file operations on my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (older edition) using Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 32-bit. This does not work out of the box as I plugged my device and saw myself. In order ...
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Why VMware DHCP persists getting offline?

I am trying to set up a SSH server in my remote machine which is running Windows 7 on it currently. So first I set up a Oracle VirtualBox but it did not work for me properly. Then I decided to go with ...
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Is there a solution for when a system hangs on “switching to clocksource tsc” anyway?

Ok so this is exactly what I did yesterday, and what I have tried to solve the problem so far. The distribution is Ubuntu Server 12.04. What I have done just before the error appeared I added a new ...
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What is the xcalib -screen number for the VGA monitor when the other monitor is HDMI

I must use a VGA-to-DVI cable and a HDMI cable to run two monitors. I'm trying to invert the colors on both monitors but I can only invert one of them: $ xcalib -invert -alter -s 0 #works $ xcalib ...
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Touchpad not recognized on linux (ASUS R751LB)

I have just bought a brand new laptop. Unfortunately, touchpad doesn't work on any linux distribution (tried mint Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 14, Mint 16, also Mint 16 with recent 3.13.5 kernel). ...
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Vagrant-lxc container not starting

Firstly I'd like to say that I'm new to LXC and I may have some problems getting the right idea of how the things should work. The thing is I'm trying to start a previously download vagrant-lxc box ...
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How can I crop a 1920x1200 monitor to 1920x1080?

I have just purchased a 1920x1200 monitor, and have some situations where I want to force the output to the more common 1920x1080. However, I don't want to distort the output, and would prefer a ...
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Running F.lux (Flux) or Redshift with Multiple Monitors with Nvidia Optimus

I have tried installing F.lux and then Redshift, and configured them to run on multiple monitors with no success. I wonder if my setup, which includes Nvidia Optimus setup using Bumblebee could be the ...
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How to configure external USB touchpad for a laptop

I have a laptop that, obviously, comes with a touchpad and a keyboard. However, I have an USB keyboard with integrated touchpad that better suits my needs. I use Ubuntu 13.10 and I cannot find how to ...
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How to access Win7 on a dual boot machine?

I've been dual booting Win7 and Ubuntu for about 4 months and I got on it today to change the default boot on grub, because my girlfriend kept getting locked out when it reboots and, by default, goes ...
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Battery issues on a Lenovo Ideapad Z460 running Ubuntu 13.10

I've been using Ubuntu 13.10 on my Lenovo for more than 5 months without a problem. Yesterday I disconnected the AC adapter to take the laptop with me to the couch and it simply shut down. So I ...
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VPS freezes every few days (rcu_sched_state detected stall on CPU x)

Background: I have an Ubuntu 12.04 (64bit) in Xen virtualization environment. 1 GB RAM, 1 processor. Every few days I get the following error message: rcu_sched_state detected stall on cpu 0 ...
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How to connect Ubuntu 13.10 to TV via HDMI?

I have a Lenovo Laptop with Ubuntu 13.10 running and would like to connect it to the TV via HDMI. In the dual-boot Windows, I just have to connect the HDMI cable and the screen is displayed on the TV. ...
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How to add EBCDIC support on debian/ubuntu

I have to add EBCSIC text support to deal with IBM OS text messages. I have succesfuly added EBCDIC support to a CentOS box by adding lang and encoding to /etc/i18n/sysconfig. I searched in the docs ...
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What is the best way to emulate keybord shortcuts with touchpad gestures?

On my lenovo 0410 I am using an ubuntu derivate called elementary OS. You can press super+W to show your current windows like on most other ubuntu derivates. I would like to use this feature with a ...
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Unmount external drive with LVM2 Physical Volume on it

I've got my Ubuntu 13.04 install backed up to my external hard drive using deja-dup. I formatted the drive with lvm so I could use the rest of the drive for external storage while having the resize ...
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exit code of grep in trap where the script is launched by upstart service

recently I encountered a problem in ubuntu upstart and trap in bash shell. I use ubuntu 12.04 the upstart script(/etc/init/player.conf) is: start on (local-filesystems and runlevel [2345]) stop on ...
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Remmina doesn't work with keyboard when connected remotely

In order to bypass firewall/GPO constraint, I want to use Ubuntu as springboard to rdp to a Windows box on the same LAN remotely. I can xrdp to ubuntu via sesman-Xvnc module. I can run remmina from ...
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Webmin alternative that installs & runs on the client machine & communicate via SSH

Are there any Webmin alternatives that don't consume server resources but instead install on client machine & communicate via SSH client. So effectively all the actions made on that GUI are ...
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Possible to limit number of cups printers?

The way I have configured CUPS on my workstation is by echo 'CUPS_SERVER=cups.example.com' >> ~/.profile echo 'export CUPS_SERVER' >> ~/.profile When I open the print menu in any ...