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Why does my cursor disappear in Ubuntu Linux, but appear again when closing it for a minute?

I have a problem with my mouse in ubuntu. The cursor disappears sometimes and I can't do anything but close my laptop for a minute, after which the cursor will appear again! What should I do with ...
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Ubuntu doesn't boot after fsck on /

I had this problem with Ubuntu when it boots: http://askubuntu.com/questions/392720/the-disk-drive-for-tmp-is-not-ready-yet-s-to-skip-mount-or-m-for-manual-recove The problem appeared from nothing, ...
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Running supreme commander forged alliance in dual monitor mode

I have ubuntu 14.04 64bit with wine 1.7 I installed FA via steam on wine and FAF as well. both run decently although, FA does not detect my second monitor. is this something wine is incapable of ...
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ssh authorized_keys permission denied only until file is listed/stat'ed - VERY STRANGE

Ubuntu 14.04LTS running openssh. I'm getting a Permission denied (public key) when I try to ssh in using my public key. /var/log/auth.log shows "Could not open authorized keys ...
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how to create ubuntu installable iso image from files

this might be a quite silly question but I lack linux knowlege so here it is... I have an ubuntu VPS from which I need to create a development environment under my WMWare. So I wonder if the ...
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Install measuremet lab's command line client on ubuntu(Linux) for speed test

Is there any script or simple way to install ndt on Ubuntu. Installation process on site says that we have to patch w100 file to kernel and much more which is too complex so I am in search of simple ...
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How to install top & htop on Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS (hardy)

Env. Rackspace Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS (hardy) I am in a corner situation where I need to maintain carefully a legacy server before I can plant for an upgrade. Actually an upgrade is not an option, I ...
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LightDM accepts password once, and never again

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. Fresh install, although I'm pretty sure I'm going to need to reinstall after this problem is resolved. When I first start Ubuntu, I get the LightDM login screen. That ...
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What's faster: Running a Windows virtual machine on Linux or running a Linux VM on Windows? [on hold]

I've searched the internet for this and I don't think I've been able to phrase the question concisely for any search engines, so I'm turning to people! I've got a laptop and I would like to know what ...
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Best practise for debbuging hdd

I just logged onto my machine when suddenly ls gave me an Input/output error. After rebooting the machine /dev/sda1 could not be mounted. dmesg results in : [ 545.691453] EXT4-fs (sda): VFS: Can't ...
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printing in window 7 client using Ubuntu print server

I want to share a printer under Ubuntu 11.04 with Windows 7. I have installed samba and configured it to allow the printer to be browsed across the network. I have also enabled printer sharing. But ...
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Extending LVM partition on Virtualbox/Ubuntu

I stupidly created a dynamic disk when I created a VM. The disk has been converted to Fixed and the size upped to 20GB. I booted into a GParted live CD and extended the partition up to the maximum. ...
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If I remove the installation files for a make program in Linux, how do I remove those programs I built from source?

In Ubuntu I installed Node and accidentally removed the folder where I built the program. Now I have node installed, but I have no way of uninstalling it. I looked around online but couldn't find ...
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Installing mysql - Fedora20 - Where is the installation directory

I am trying to install mysql on to a Fedora 20 box. I am using the below guide which states the following; First, MySQL was replaced by MariaDB since Fedora 19 ...
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ubuntu on chroot apt-get update fail - Unable to parse package

When I chroot under Ubuntu 12.04 and run apt-get update in my chroot home, I get: 100% [21 Translation-en gzip 0 B] [22 Translation-en bzip2 3E: Unable to parse package file ...
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Cannot execute root: No such file or directory

i had a problem when i used "sudo su" and the output was something like this : "Cannot execute root: No such file or directory" i have searched about that but i couldn't find something useful for ...
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Ubuntu can't be booted from DVD drive?

I bought a Lenovo Ideapad G50-70 (with pre-installed Windows 8.1) lately. Thinking of dual-boot, I downloaded the Ubuntu LiveCD, and created a bootable disc. Later, I restarted the PC (with my CD ...
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Can't get codecs for mp4 on Ubuntu

I cannot enable mp4s on any sort of video player on a fresh install of ubuntu, though admittedly Ubuntu 10.10, which I have attempted to update via the Ubuntu-Software-Center route. Is there a simple ...
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Update the driver for Intel(R) HD 4000 - Ubuntu 13.10

I have a problem with my computer on Ubuntu 13.10 . The boot stops after the grub. I think (thx to logs) there is a problem with my graphic card. It is an Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000. I can launch the ...
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Can I configure GNOME 3 to move a window to it's own workspace when maximized?

I'm using GNOME Shell 3.10 and would like to have each maximized window moved to its own workspace automatically. Ideally I'd also like GNOME to prevent any workspace from having more than one ...
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Rename ':2f' to '-' on folder names in Linux

I've got a hard drive taken from a NAS drive where files had been put on from a Mac - However, some of the filenames had been, for example, 'backup 16/07/14' which has then been changed to 'backup ...
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Cannot reach high resolutions (HD5850 Linux Ubuntu)

I'm using an ati hd5850 card with a 28" monitor over VGA (DVI to VGA adapter at card output) in ubuntu. The monitor is capable of reaching a maximum and native resolution of 1920x1200, yet I cannot ...
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What happened to the partitions I set up before installing windows, and the Ubuntu?

A recent tragedy caused me to reload everything. As I started, I split the windows partition in half, then halved the unused half into 2 separate quarters, (if you will). I had hoped to have windows ...
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Running the script on startup (ubuntu)

I have this script named startupcss I placed it on /etc/init.d then add the service update-rc.d startupcss defaults but when I try to start the service service startupcss start I get this error ...
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Error mounting fstab

I have read many questions and answers in this and other forums before asking. I watched videos on Youtube to learn how to deal with the fstab file too. So forgive me for bringing back this doubt ...
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How to properly specify boot extra entries for nixos

Nixos has a configuration option in the manual for specifying extra entries in the grub menu boot.loader.grub. extraEntries but I can't get it to work with the examples in the manual. The idea is to ...
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How do I get the grub menu to list both my Windows 7 installations?

I have the following disk configuration: Disk /dev/sda: 750.2 GB, 750156374016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 91201 cylinders, total 1465149168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes ...
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ccache make recompiling whole program again and again

I have two projects on Linux mint 16, I switch between. I am using ccache make so that i can compile only changes in the program but It is recompiling from scratch. build system is cmake. If I ...
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Why does ubuntu linux insist on been installed on a ext partition and can it be installed on fat32 or NTFS?

Before i start don't lecture me on the fact that fat32 is old and hasn't been updated for nearly 20 years. Right now i have sorted that, I am trying to install ubuntu Linux on to a 64GB flash-drive ...
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Ubuntu crashing after login window

Below is the screenshot of ubuntu 12.04 crashing at login screen. I have googled alot for the solution but hardly anything seems to work. If i try to use telnet localhost this is what it says
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Difference between connecting to 127.0.0.1 and server ip

I am brand new to php, databases, and linux and had a problem where I could not connect to mysql databse with the php mysql_connection function. When I used the ip address of my VM I kepy getting a ...
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prevent make full re-run between two projects

I am working on Linux Mint 16 and I have working with two copies of a git project in two different directories. Every time I run make in one of the project it and I switch to other project, it will ...
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install in /usr/local/ using apt-get

Is there way to specifically install in path /usr/local using apt-get ? I am using Linux Mint 16 and I want to install some libraries in this path. All of my installed libraries are installed in /usr/ ...
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Can't get Ubuntu boot from Windows 7 boot loader

I have a HP Envy Laptop which was shipped with Win 8. Since I am not very comfortable with Win 8, I wanted to install the Win 7 + Ubuntu 14 combination with dual boot option. I have successfully ...
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Where I can find the Java Control Panel in Ubuntu?

It is very easy to locate it in Windows, but I can not find where I can access the Java's Control Panel in Ubuntu 14. Security level settings in the Java Control Panel I need to add one site ...
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Unity closes on Ubuntu Logout, but does not complete logout. (Crouton on Chromebook)

I've got a Chromebook 14 "dual-booting" Ubuntu 14.04 using Crouton with the stock Chrome OS. I've had it like this for a while with everything operating fine. As you know, Linux Distros are kind of ...
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Multiple Displays with Multiple Resolutions causing sticky edges at part of the monitor in Ubuntu with Unity

My left monitor is a laptop monitor, at 1366 by 768. My right monitor is a good monitor, at 1920 by 1080. When trying to go from the big one to the small one at the bottom edge my cursor sticks ...
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Vsftpd upload file with www-data permission

how can i get correct permissions drwxrwxr-x on file that are uploaded with Ftpuser1 in /var/www? Actually if i create file with Ftpuser1 i got this : -rw-r--r-- 1 Ftpuser1 www-data 0 Jul 11 ...
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Could not create the Java Virtual Machine on Ubuntu VPS with all the ram allocated to it

I'm trying to run a file on a vps with 384mb of ram, If I run the file with this command on terminal java -jar server.jar It just starts the process but with only 180mb approx allocated to it, I ...
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sed, insert file before last line

The following inserting file method for sed used to be working, even before last line, but not any more. Is it a bug in the current sed? Demo of inserting file method with sed: mkdir /tmp/test ...
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Trouble installing Burrows-Wheeler Aligner (Linux)

Please bear with me, I'm just getting into using both virtual machines and linux. I'm having trouble installing BWA (link) on my linux virtual machine. I've tried several methods, the most complete ...
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Can I restore a Unix server by copypasting system directories from a backup?

I messed up a Ubuntu server with lots of installed binaries, settings, etc. I'm going to have to reinstall Ubuntu, but I have a complete backup, hidden files and all, though not bootable. I'm hoping ...
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Grub Rescue in Windows8 -Ubuntu Dual Boot

I deleted 2 partitions on my hard disk and now I am unable to boot my pc. I searched and found that it is possible to boot without a CD, but the method is not working for me because I can't find the ...
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Why Ii obtain this error when I try to compile and install a software on Ubuntu 14.04?

I am not yet a Linux guy and I am going crazy trying to install a software compiling it on Ubuntu 14.04. This are the only provided instruction to install it: Debian First, make sure that ...
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Java plugin doesn't work in Chrome in Ubuntu — how can I fix this?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 Bit) and Chrome Version 35.0.1916.153. I downloaded jre-7u60-linux-x64.tar.gz and extracted it in /usr/lib/java/ Then I created a directory named 'plugins' in ...
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Virtualbox VM folder and files permissions

I've copied VirtualBox VM folder from windows to linux server. (win machine died, so I restored backup). Now I want to place VM somewhere in /var/vbox/... and run VBoxHeadless on system startup. What ...
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Trovebox (OpenPhoto) issues after fresh install

After a fresh install of OpenPhoto on my Ubuntu 14.04 (x64) VPS I encountered the 'blank page @ step 3' error. Somehow I solved it (after several reinstalls, and fiddling with file/folder ...
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Installing Graphics driver on Kali Linux

I am running Kali on a virtual machine and i want to change the screen resolution... I have download the graphics driver(HP ProBook 450) from the HP website and extracted the tar file. but now I am ...
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Swap partition size on a 64 GB RAM computer for memory-intensive work

I have 64 GB RAM and 240 GB SSD on my computer, which I'm going to use for memory-intensive calculations (machine learning, data mining, etc.). Most of the advice I found on the Internet are ...
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Wifi not working Ubuntu

This problem was never there before. My wifi used to work fine. Suddenly, one day when I login, my mouse just disappears on login and my wifi has stopped working. Everything else was functioning fine ...