Questions tagged [ubuntu]

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How do I install hgview on Ubuntu?

I'm trying to install hgview on Ubuntu, but it's not working. $ hg version Mercurial Distributed SCM (version 2.1) (see http://mercurial.selenic.com for more information) Copyright (C) 2005-2012 ...
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Linux program running on Ubuntu machine but not on Unix webserver

I've downloaded the command-line program "Whitaker's Words" which was available for Linux as well as Windows etc. There is a main program named words. I tried to execute it on my Ubuntu (11.10) ...
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D-Link Wireless N 150 USB Adapter on Ubuntu

Link DWA-123 wireless adapter, on my desktop running Ubuntu 9.10 the device is being recognized as in, when I hit lsusb i get this entry Bus 001 Device 010: ID 2001:3c17 D-Link Corp. [hex] How do i ...
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wired connection not working under Ubuntu 10.04

(using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on a netbook prior to any updates) The wireless works fine, the wired connection has been tested using a Windows computer. Choosing auto eth0 from the power manager fails. ...
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What happened to my desktop?

I have Linux Mint 12 Gnome desktop, everything was normal yesterday. I shut my PC down yesterday and went to sleep, I turned it on today, and see what happened You see how everything is messed up? ...
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Opening files from Ubuntu server over ssh from Mac Terminal

So I SSH into a Ubuntu server and try to open the file in a Mac program (Coda) and get an error: Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console Using the command open myfile.html This ...
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How would I direct local(127.0.0.1) MySQL traffic to an external SQL server?

Basically, I have two EC2 instances on Amazon Web Services. They are both running Ubuntu 11.10 x64. They both have a private and a public (Elastic) IP addresses. I'm having trouble setting up iptables ...
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Is my USB hard disk dead?

My USB hard disk started to make some beep type of sound and then stopped working. I have to replug the hard disk to make it work again. After some time same sound is heard and again it stops working....
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Building a custom xbmc distro with ubuntu

How could you use Ubuntu to create your own distro of XBMC (ex. Boxee Plex)? Is there a site (I checked XBMC's wiki and found nothing) that tells you how to do this?
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Dragging of windows slow/laggy after installing ATI Radeon HF 4870 graphic drivers in Ubuntu 10.10 Gnome?

I recently installed ubuntu 10.10. Graphics were actually fine, by just using the default drivers, and I could drag windows fast and smoothly. However, since I have an ATI Radeon HD4870 card I should ...
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Installing openjdk-7-jdk does not update java (which is still version 1.6)

I am having issues updating Java. I am running Ubuntu 11.10. I can execute sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk and it completes successfully. javac -version is 1.7, however java -version is 1.6. This ...
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How can I act on the results of the “locate” command?

I'm trying to find where check_dns is defined in nagios' commands.cfg file, although there are quite a few files. I know I could run something like find / -name "command.cfg" -exec grep check_dns {} \...
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Install new most recent python package in ubuntu?

I could really do with installing matplotlib 1.1.0 on my ubunutu 11.10 system. The current ubuntu package is at 1.0.1, how do I use the new one?
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Partitioning Ubuntu and Windows 7 once and for all

I am dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu (installed with wubi). So far there have been no problems, but now it says the disk is out of space all the time (I think that is because /dev/loop0 is used 100% ...
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What is the difference between a symlink and binding with fstab?

In Eric Hammond's article Running MySQL on Amazon EC2 with EBS he shows how to add a second drive (/vol/) and then progresses to move mysql's config and data there. /sdh gets mounted as /vol by ...
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How close is cdebconf able to serve as a drop-in replacement for debconf?

Most of the internet information around cdebconf is circa 06`, or I was just unable to find its location. Please mention if recent documentation, or FAQ, is available. Is cdebconf able to serve as ...
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Build an Affordable Linux Tablet [closed]

I have 3 young children and my wife has asked that the girls get a tablet, for basic gaming, and online web tutorials (school work usually). Has anyone created or built a good affordable Linux ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 bad install…now Mac won't boot

I've been having a problem all day. It all started when I tried to partition my HD to install Ubuntu with bootcamp on my mac. The install froze and when I restarted the Apple logo was replaced with ...
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Install MultiUpload Extension in MediaWiki

I am trying to install "MultiUpload" mediawiki extension. I followed the installation instructions and added below code to my mediawiki "LocalSetting.php" file require_once("/var/lib/mediawiki/...
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Configuring multiple static IP addresses for a disk image

Using Ubuntu 10.04 I'm using Clonezilla to create and install a customized image. I'd like to be able to set up multiple static IP addresses. For example, I'd like the first interface to have the IP ...
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Acer Aspire S3 or Asus Zenbook Ultrabook for running Linux (Ubuntu / Debian)

I'm curious if anyone has had success with running Ubuntu or Debian on the latest Ultrabooks. Specifically, the Acer Aspire s3 or the Asus Zenbook? I have had an Asus UL30a since they came out, ...
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GUI not working in Ubuntu 11.04 after removing some packages

I accidentally removed i32-libs using the following command sudo apt-get remove ia32-libs Now the GUI is not working properly: when I login, it just shows me a small terminal on one side of ...
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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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RVM install issues on a local user account

I'm running Ubuntu server lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 11.10 Release: 11.10 Codename: oneiric When I try to install RVM ...
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Backup Ubuntu as an installer

I'm using ubuntu since 2007/8 and still I use the same system with upgrading it. I'm not a person who good in linux but developing under linux. Now I want to format the system and re install a new, ...
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TP-Link WN321G USB wlan in VirtualBox Ubuntu guest

I am trying wifi usb stick tp-link wn321g @ ubuntu 11.04 (in virtualbox), so far I was able to scan the air, connect to a wpa2 network and do some basic information gathering using airodump-ng Now ...
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Rsyslog log rotation using output channels

I'm running rsyslogd 4.2.0 on Ubuntu. I'm trying to use the output channel feature described here: http://www.rsyslog.com/doc/rsyslog_conf_output.html Here's the relevant portion of my config: $...
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Setting up a cronjob as a file

I want to create a cronjob at my Ubuntu server by adding/modifying a file in the /etc/cron.d folder, rather than using crontab -e as it's not too easy to automate. I've managed to make a file looking ...
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Grub not installing properly with two seperate discs

I'm trying to set up a dual boot Windows 7/ Ubuntu 11.10 I have 3 drives Linux - sda1 Swap - sda5 Windows - sdb1 Media - sdc1 I installed Windows first so that it didn't muck up my GRUB loader. ...
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How do I attach my LVM RAID's to a new Ubuntu install?

I have an Ubuntu 9 Desktop system that I mainly use as a media server. I have a 2TB RAID5 and a 500GB RAID1, both using LVM. The OS drive is a 4GB CompactFlash card which has finally run out of space. ...
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The volume “boot” has only 0 byte disk space remaining

I am in Ubuntu 10.04. When I install the software updates with "Update Manager", there is a pop up dialog which tells me "The volume "boot" has only 0 byte disk space remaining" How to get rid of ...
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Uninstall the Encrypted LVM function to remove the prompted password entry during Ubuntu Boot

When I installed Ubuntu 11.04 and I was offered the option of enabling "encrypted LVM" for my hard drive. After choosing that option, I am prompted for my password during boot to decrypt the LVM. Now,...
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Linux Operating system-NOT A KERNEL CHANGE [closed]

I tried to make an operating system with my on custom built kernel. It didn't work out to well. I am using ubuntu and have downloaded linux 3.2.7 from kernel.org . I am not trying to change the kernel ...
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On a dual head system, how can I force the placement of a window to a certain desktop?

The relevant output of my xrandr configuration: xrandr -q Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 2304 x 1024, maximum 8192 x 8192 LVDS1 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)...
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Can you use grub to boot a RW partition file stored on a FAT32 HDD?

This is a bit tricky question. I have a Ubuntu 11.10 installed onto a USB 16GB Flash drive. I used the Ubuntu installer to do this. It runs great! Except the I/O is slow. I also have a 250GB USB ...
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Installing glibc 2.3 for mysql server

I need to install mysql server and client for a project of mine so I downloaded the MySQL-client-5.1.61-1.glibc23.i386.rpm for the client and MySQL-server-5.1.61-1.glibc23.i386.rpm for the server. I ...
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How extend linux partition with?(after success to extend : fail to boot computer)

I have Ubuntu and I want to enlarge the disk space of /dev/sda1 from 10GB to 90GB. gparted Ubuntu 9.04 live cd show: Partition File System Size /dev/sda1 ext4 10GB /dev/sda2 ...
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pxe boot: problems with /etc/resolv.conf

I'm pxe booting a node (Ubuntu 11.10). The image of the node is created with debootstrap. Works great. Everything is loaded. When I login to the node I see that /etc/resolv.conf is empty. In the base ...
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How do I format c while installing Ubuntu?

I would like to try out Linux but I did not find how to format c while installing. There are 3 requirements at the beginning: 2.6 (?) GB storage Internet - this is ok And something else I have ...
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How to launch an application with default “terminal emulator” on Ubuntu?

I wanted to execute some command in terminal emulator, like Konsole, but I need to make this cross-desktop. Is there some command like xdg-open, but for getting the default terminal emulator? I'm ...
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PXE boot with NFS: /sbin/init: No such file or directory

I'm trying to set up PXE boot with an ubuntu client. Created the dhcp-boot on my tomato router Added a tftp daemon on my FreeNas box Added a NFS mount on my FreeNas box Debootstrapped Ubuntu 11.10 ...
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Remove notifications icon or make notifications fade after a while

Just installed Ubuntu 11.10, along with Gnome 3 to replace Unity. I'm using the classic Gnome look rather than the new one which is way too much like Unity for my tastes. Seems like everything is ...
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Add wildcard entries to the KDE proxy settings?

I have Googled this but cannot find it. I am currently using Kubuntu 11.10 64-bit. I am trying to set up an exceptions list for my proxy using the KDE control panel but when I try use common wildcard ...
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Confusion about low frame rate with Nvidia GeForge, but hardware rendering seems to work?

All over the years I have always wondered why my Compiz animations on Gnome 2 are not as smooth as on my old Laptop running with Intel GMA 965. Maybe this is related to low frame rates. When I run ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 Server: create user, home directory, sudo privileges: command line only

I have a rackspace server and I'm having problems with configuration. I need to lock it down and throw away the key, because right now I can only login with root to do anything substantial. I also am ...
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Colors wrong in wine with new x server with 8 bit color

I have an old pc game (win95) that I'm trying to play through wine on my ubuntu box. I got it running and all that pretty jazz using this code; $ xinit /usr/bin/xterm -- :1 -ac -depth 8 Then in the ...
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Is there a software like Nokia Ovi Suite for syncing Nokia symbian phones with GNU/Linux?

I have been looking unsuccessfully for many days for a nice linux software similar to the Nokia Ovi Suite or Nokia PC Suite for syncing Messages, Contacts etc in Ubuntu/Fedora. There were rumors ...
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How do I stop gnome's disk-utility from spamming me with disk error messages until my X session freezes?

I have a headless computer running ubuntu 11.04 with metacity. I vnc into it every now and again. It has a failing disk attached which I am trying to get some data off. Every now and again a friendly ...
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Graphical boot-up screen lost after upgrading the kernel

I used the Ubuntu 10.10 alternate install CD to install Maverick to an encrypted partition on a USB stick. This worked perfectly, but after the first cycle of updates that took the kernel from 2.6.35-...
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Ubuntu installed from mini-ISO under VirtualBox doesn't boot

I installed the mini ISO of Ubuntu 11.04 in VirtualBox. After unmounting the ISO image and booting, I can see only black screen for about two hours? Is it normal? What can I do with it in virtual box ...