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I am trying to install Linux Ubuntu on my PC and I get unknown chipset errors

I'm trying to install Linux Ubuntu from a DVD. However, I'm getting the following errors... Click for full size How can I just install Ubuntu on my PC? I don't understand why this is so difficult.
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KDE 4.14.2 - American holidays in Digital Clock no matter what

I'm experiencing an issue where no matter what I setup in Digital Clock's configuration, clicking on the clock shows a calendar with American holidays. From what I understand this is identical to ...
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Difference between a live cd/usb and bootable cd/usb

What is the difference between a live cd/usb and bootable cd/usb? Most of the times when I have a live cd (in general of Linux distributions), I have the option of installing from it as well.
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Open eclipse with a linux user that doesn't have graphical environment (created from console)

I created an user from console in my Ubuntu Destkop 14.04 LTS, doing this: sudo addgroup hadoop sudo adduser --ingroup hadoop hduser I used that user for doing all sort of stuff, because i'm using ...
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Interacting with VirtualBox using phpVirtualBox

I have VirtualBox up and running on my Linux machine. I've installed Apache and PHP, and have http://sourceforge.net/projects/phpvirtualbox/ up and running. I created a new virtual machine using ...
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Starting script in screen with cron

I apologise if this has been asked before but I am not sure how to question a search query for this. I am extremely new to linux and I have been learning as I go to solve issues. I am trying to set ...
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How to resolve dependencies while installing application on linux (CentOS 7.1)

When I tried install deluge on my CentOS 7.1 I was facing dependecy problems due to some el6 which are not meant for CentOS 7.1. So, I found this page: ...
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How to install exe versions of linux utilities on windows? [duplicate]

I am aware that we can get .exe versions of many linux utilities. I happen to have wget.exe, curl.exe and busybox.exe. But how can I install them so that instead of typing C:\Users\Rahul>cd ...
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PSCP Cannot create file error. How to fix.? [closed]

I am trying to download backup file of my server from Unix CentOs machine to Local Windows. I tried PSCP with port number. But got some error. Please tell me how to fix it. pscp -P XXXX ...
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Can't use Portable Hard Drive formatted under linux with Windows

I hope you can help me, I have this two 2.5" hard drives (250 and 500GB, respectively) that I put inside Acteck USB 2.0 drive cases and formatted them under linux, creating a new GPT partition table ...
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How to get RUFUSLDR to load from Grub2 on USB

Well last week i came across a few issues with my old Acer One notebook and so i would like to install Windows XP on it. Current Tools and Software at my disposal are: 64Gb PNY USB Flash Drive Kali ...
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How to set cursor to after last character in vim?

Why can't I insert at the end of a line in vim if there's no whitespace at the end? Let's take for example my SSH config file: I try to use $, l, e, but I can't seem to get to the end of the word. ...
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Error when installing pip for python2.7

I have installed python2.7 on Linux and I want to install pip under /path/to/python2.7.9/bin. So I did this: > cd /path/to/setuptools-16.0 > /path/to/python2.7.9/bin/python setup.py install ...
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Best way to increment numbers in one line in Linux [on hold]

I have one line with lot of entries among which is also time. ('DEFAULT',17,NULL,'2014-07-14 10:30:00','Something','2014-07-14 06:30:00',1),('DEFAULT',26,NULL,'2014-07-14 ...
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Telnet: How do I un-escape?

I know that when connected via Telnet, I can hit Ctrl+] to escape. This brings me to the telnet command line interface. How do I get back to my telnet session? I occasionally hit Ctrl+] by accident ...
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How can I optimize linux for encoding lots of video or a set of the same cpu intensive tasks?

I have a set of 4-5 machines which almost exclusively encode video all day, and sometimes all night too. I've searched many times to find ways to optimize them for this purpose, but not had any ...
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Samba ports still closed even with iptables rules flushed and disabled

I’m trying to install Samba on a server running CentOS 6 with WHM/cPanel, and I’m having some trouble with ports. This is a brand new system as of yesterday, and I haven’t yet started locking down ...
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hp probook g1 WIFI not working in Kali

I have installed Kali linux on my hp probook g1 but I have a problem in wifi while its working correctly on windows any body can help ? thanx in advance
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Can't Log in to azure VM running Linux from OS X

I´ve been trying to log in to a VM running Ubuntu in Azure from OS X through SSH verification. But when I try to connect to the virtual machine I get a Permission denied (publickey) error. To create ...
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User space application for CIFS

I need to mount my windows share on linux machine which does not have CIFS kernel module. Is there any user space application available equivalent to CIFS kernel module? Or is there simply anyway I ...
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module unload vs module load

I am working with modules and would like to print thingA if the module is loaded, but print thingB if the module is unloaded. Right now, if I have puts "thingA", it gets printed whether the module is ...
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Why can't “sudo cp” find the files?

Who can give me a logical explanation to this issue: I can not run this command: sudo cp /data/*20150522* /backup/ cp: cannot stat `/data/*20150522*': No such file or directory And when i switch ...
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Simplest way to setup my own remote private git server

First of all, I've read all the git-server-setup documents on the internet, but still, there is one thing missing -- I want to setup a simple GIT server in (Ubuntu) Virtual Machine for myself, not for ...
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Persistent USB Kali Linux Standart User

Is there a way to add standart users in Kali USB? I'm getting this in the console: useradd: existing lock file /etc/passwd.lock without a PID useradd: cannot lock /etc/passwd; try again ...
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how to download and install outdated linux-headers

I just watched the issue concerning how to add additional driver (module) into pre-compiled kernel; I tried to install the linux-headers but in the current repository I could find that all the ...
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How to install wxpython on centos 6.5 (with python 2.7)?

I've updated python on my centos to 2.7 and installed wxpython via: yum install python-wx Unfortunately python can't find the library and I get an error: ImportError: No module named wx Did I ...
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Is there a way to edit files on a Linux ext partition in Windows? [duplicate]

Many times one wants to edit files on a Linux ext partition from Windows. Is there a way to view and edit files in Linux partitions in Windows 7 or 8?
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Why do my nat iptables rules not work with marked packets?

System: debian squeeze, Linux server 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP Tue May 13 16:34:35 UTC 2014 x86_64 GNU/Linux, iptables v1.4.8 lsmod | grep iptable iptable_security 2176 0 iptable_mangle ...
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Signature not found in user keyring

I have encrypted /home/username and after some time I changed user password which leads to error on login ""signature not found in user keyring perhaps try the interactive 'ecryptfs-mount-private'". I ...
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How to use use PuTTY with RIDE Robot Framework

I use Run keyword of Selenium lib to run ssh command from RIDE as follows Run ssh root@ip Now my command starts with putty. When I use following from RIDE Run putty root@ip It says putty is ...
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what is the process to run an exe program on windows machine from a different linux machine on the network? [on hold]

Example there exist servers A and B. A is windows based and B is linux/solaris. A has custom.exe file. B has java based application.B application needs to execute (call) custom.exe without losing ...
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How to make Kate remember to always show line numbers?

When I open Kate editor, it doesn't show the line numbers by default. Then I need to go to the View menu and enable the Show Line Numbers option (or press F11) every time I need to have line numbers ...
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How to connect to VPN from Linux and send only part of traffic via it

I have target host, username and password. I can connect in Windows via Cisco AnyConnect. But all traffic goes via that tunnel. Under Linux I used to use Vpnc, but it requires also additional secure ...
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Merge PDFs in the correct order

I'm looking for a way (preferably using the command line on Linux) to merge separate PDFs of book chapters into a single PDF of the book in the correct order (maybe based on the page numbers within ...
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Replacing a running Linux root filesystem

I'm trying to come up with a bash-scriptable method of replacing the root filesystem on a running PC. The system uses a MBR partitioned disk with an ext4 rootfs and a swap partition, unfortunately it ...
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Visual Studio in Ubuntu Errors

How can I install the latest Visual Studio beta in Ubuntu through wine? It's so frustrating. I just want C# bash scripting. I get many errors. Has anyone had success?
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How can I make Ubuntu firewall rules ( ufw ) allow all traffic except…?

I'm new using Ubuntu and ufw command to set firewall rules. I have an apache service running and I'm able to deny the access to the root path using apache2.conf. I have another backend app running on ...
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rsync multiple files with colons in their names

rsync interprets colons in file names as indicators that preceding is a remote machine name. When you try to rsync a file that has a colon in it's name, rsync typically gets confused, producing errors ...
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Can't access rails server on VM form host

I have a rails server on virtual machine and I need to access localhost from host. I've tried both NAT (by port forwarding - port 80 and 3000 on the guest side) and bridged adapter but nothing seems ...
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Pipe remote jpg webcam image to ffmpeg as video

I have a cheap ip webcam. All it provides is a single http url to a static jpg file. Such as http:///image.jpg. Repeatedly requesting the same url will provide subsequent frames from the ip camera. ...
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Gparted cannot resize extended or LVM partiton

I created a VM using VirtualBox and realized it was small. So, i managed (after some time) to create a new, bigger HD. Live GParted CD image (v.022): Now I need to integrate the unallocated ...
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How to share via TCP serial port CAT

I want to connect my amateur radio transceiver to a linux (Ubuntu) computer with USB cable (serial port (in windows should be COM3 or COM4) like /dev/??? ) and share it locally with TCP, Is it ...
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What do the timestamps produced by the 'stat' command in Linux actually mean?

I have looked around for an answer but I haven't found anything that's really a concrete definition. The stat command for one of my files produces this: Access: 2015-05-21 22:30:27.731032591 +0100 ...
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SSH Private Key Authentication Failing

I'm kind of stuck here.. I am trying to disable all SSH login capabilities of root. No password login. No key-based login. Nothing. I have a user "andrew" that should only be able to SSH into my ...
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How to package linux os on a hard disk for another computer?

I want to give my friend a hard disk with a Linux operating system for his/her unused computer. Using unetbootin, I tried to install a bootable iso on my hard disk in one small partition and then I ...
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How to change Windows permissions for Linux NAS? [on hold]

I have just finished setting up my new NAS (Western Digital My Cloud EX2) and I'm having trouble with permissions, I can read and write from the internal drives fine, but I have an external usb HDD ...
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Virtualbox Linux guest to inherit host user db and/or LDAP

Is there a way for a Linux guest to inherit the user db/definition of the host and/or the LDAP user of the host? By user db, I meant the users' names and group membership as visible on the host. ...
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Use dd to backup device over the network

I have a Raspberry Pi connected to the network along with a USB stick. Is it possible to use the dd command on my Raspberry Pi and automatically upload the iso to my Mac? What I mean is on my pi ...
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How can I remove all the customizations imposed by Linux Mint 17.1 on firefox?

I have found two solutions for the same: Downloading and installing .tar.bz2 package (firefox) from mozilla.org (Problem:Package provided is portable and is not installable). Installing firefox from ...
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Which configuration files affect the routing table of a Debian system

As far as I know basic network configuration goes into /etc/network/interfaces and the system generates the routing table from these information. I was also taught that in general ...