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thinkpad-10 tablet will not recognize external monitors on ubuntu 14.10

I am using a Thinkpad 10 tablet, model number: TP00064AFX, running ubuntu 14.10. I would like to extend the screen to 2 24" asus monitors. They displayed upon plugin on windows 8.1 however when I ...
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Booting from USB sends me to Grub rescue mode

I have Ubuntu 14.10 and I followed the instructions here perfectly and I used the BIOS to boot from my USB (F12, InsydeH20) and after a few seconds, it sended me to Grub rescue mode. Whenever I boot ...
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My laptop often resumes when its lid is *closed*

I have an Alienware M17x with Kubuntu 14.10. When I suspend to RAM and close the lid, very often it will wake up after a few seconds of sleep. Sometimes not. I get the feeling it's related to how ...
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On a Ubuntu PC graphics became slow and jumpy after making changes with GRUB2

I have a Ubuntu system. All worked well. Then I created a separate dedicated boot partition and got GRUB2 working on that partition. It boots. But my graphics became slow and jumpy. The resolution is ...
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Windows 8 is not booting and stuck on “automatic repair” screen

my computer is hp pavilion g series and running dual booting windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04. I booted my computer once on windows 8 but it stuck on "automatic repair logo", I tried booting many times but ...
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Right adapter for ubuntu vm

Guest: Ubuntu 14.04 host: win8.1 I need: -Internet in the guest, if the host has internet -Access shared folders which are mounted as a drive in Win (NFS, SMB) - if the host is online and offline ...
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URL predictions not working on chromium on Ubuntu

Despite ticking the box Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar or the app launcher search box in advanced settings, and having google set as the default ...
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java.net.BindException on app crashing and port already in use

I just ran a jar on a ubuntu server using a default port. The jar was stopped using ctrl+z. On restarting the port was already engaged and OS has not released the port for use. I want to use the port ...
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Effects of SSHing into a remote machine and logout

A silly question : I just logged out of a ssh session with a remote machine through cmd line. Is there anything that killed other jobs or turned the machine down? It all happened due to network ...
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How to make tap interfaces persistent after reboot?

Some tasks requires having tap interfaces configured + assign ownership. So, I am doing it manually: sudo tuntap -u <username> sudo ifconfig tap0 up sudo ip a a 192.168.1.1/24 dev tap0 or ...
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How can I change rename shortcut key to Enter (Return) in Thunar file manager?

Mouse hover method works for all other keys expect Enter. Editing /home/username/.config/Thunar/accels.scm has no effect and it reloads to previous values after logging in again.
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Ubuntu window management issue

I installed Ubuntu minimum and I'm using openbox, pcmanfm and lxappearance. When I try to run a gui application, it automatically maximizes and I can't make it normal sized on startup. This is ...
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Is installing a different distro over ubuntu on a dualboot system possible? Or deleting partition necessarily?

I run a dualboot with ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1. I messed up the ubuntu and now I'm going to install elementary OS instead of ubuntu. I wounder how I should do it in the easiest way possible ...
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grub-mkconfig doesn't detect /boot

lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 596.2G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 25G 0 part /mnt/arch ├─sda2 8:2 0 2M 0 part ├─sda3 8:3 0 4.5G 0 part ...
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Make internal card reader readable to BIOS

I have a tablet that only has one usb port and one internal microsd card reader. It runs Windows 8 but I want to install Ubuntu on it. I've created an Ubuntu install disk using startup disk creator ...
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USB not showing up, switching from Ubuntu 14.10 to Windows 7

My PC came with Ubuntu 14.10, I'm trying to make a bootable Windows 7 USB. I've heard that I need to downgrade to 13.10 to get WinUSB to work since it just simple WILL NOT WORK no matter what I do, ...
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Remote boot ubuntu desktop machine

I've setup ubuntu 14.04 on my iMac at home (as well as SSH & portforwarding). I can connect via SSH when the machine is on, connected, and not suspended. Similar to many hosting providers (i.e. ...
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Changing date on Ubuntu without sudo privilages

I am trying to automate a time change on Ubuntu 10.04 with a bash script using the date command. The script works, but it requires sudo privileges, however, the user who will execute the script does ...
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Can't install Windows 7, software center crashing

This computer came with Ubuntu installed and I want to install Windows 7 from a USB. For some reason it won't let me. I've mounted the ISO onto the USB and tried to boot from it (with safe boot ...
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chkdsk /f /r alternative in ubuntu linux

In windows os chkdsk /f /r will fix a hdd error automatically.i have lost access in my laptop though i am able to live boot into my laptop using linux.I have live boot ubuntu 14.04 and i am in a need ...
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Telling 'Find' to exclude core system directories (“! -name -'*.svn'” doesn't work)

I'm trying to do a "search and destroy" on the copy of GHC that's currently installed on my system (so I can reinstall a new version). As part of locating any residual files which may be left over, ...
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Ubuntu + Asterisk = Registration from '“100” failed for '10.0.83.202:51966' - Wrong password

I have set up a simple Ubuntu 14.04 just installing Asterisk (apt-get update && apt-get upgrade && apt-get install asterisk). When I try to log in from my client (Telephone for OS X) ...
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sudo - /etc/sudoers is world writable on Ubuntu OS

By mistake I change the permission of /etc/sudoers file on Ubuntu OS, now when applying any command using sudo, its giving error, sudo: /etc/sudoers is world writable sudo: no valid sudoers sources ...
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Ubuntu vsftpd: How to allow user to ftp to /etc, /var, etc.? [on hold]

How do I allow a user to access "all" directories thru FTP? Basically I'd like ftp access to /etc, /var, /dev, /home etc.
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Ubuntu 14.04 computer crashes after sleep?

I have a Dell E6400 with Ubuntu 14.04 installed. There is no Hibernate option, and when I try to put the computer to sleep it works. However, when I try to restart it, the computer hangs. I can move ...
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SpaceWalk Server on Ubuntu

Is there a way to install SpaceWalk Server on Ubuntu. From the great works of Google I have already found out that you can connect Ubuntu Clients to a SpaceWalk Server. As the Ubuntu SpaceWalk Server ...
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Install grub for multiple OS

On my PC, I have Ubuntu 14.04 and Mageia distribution. Recently I installed Windows 7 on a partition but could not get my grub back. I tried boot-repair but in vain and mageia is getting loaded. How ...
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Recover data in ubuntu [on hold]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 right now on my laptop. I have a laptop hard drive that I want to recover data from it. I tried every possible method to get my lost data back but none was successful as I ...
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Kolab 3.3 Groupware Server on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to install Kolab 3.3 on a Ubuntu 14.04 Server. I am following those instructions http://docs.kolab.org/installation-guide/ubuntu.html as well as described here ...
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Linux updating, downloading [Awaiting headers]

I've installed fresh CentOS and I've been having problems updating, downloading as it always either gave me an error "Trying other mirror" + "Read error (connection timed out) in headers". Then I ...
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How to find the wireless MAC address (aka BSSID) of any wireless access point

I have aircrack-ng 1.2 beta 3 and I wanted to know how I can find the wireless MAC address (aka BSSID) of any wireless access point with aircrack-ng (or any other program). I am currently running ...
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I can open a file with Ubuntu but Windows 7 says file is corrupted and unreadable

I guess the following command will work (gotten from here: http://josmangarsal.es/no-se-puede-tener-acceso-a-x-el-archivo-o-directorio-esta-danado-o-es-ilegible-windows/) chkdsk x: /f However I'd ...
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Mounting /dev/shm in a Gentoo chroot on Xubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to install Gentoo, and instead of using one of the bootable minimal install CDs provided by Gentoo, I'm using a chroot in Ubuntu. I'm mainly following the instructions outlined here, ...
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Access windows directories from Ubuntu 12.04 that runs on VMware. without file sharing

I'm was wondering if its possible for me to reach my local file system (windows) from inside my VMware which runs Ubuntu 12.04. As mentioned in the title I would like to achieve this without sharing ...
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Install windows7 theme ubuntu - fails

I am trying to install a windows 7 theme on my ubuntu OS. I follow some steps steps from another site ...
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How do I configure ipv6 on a LXC configured bridge?

I am trying to figure out how I can add IPv6 to lxcbr0 that LXC creates. The IPv4 could be configured in /etc/default/lxc-net but I find nothing about IPv6. Can this be done? I am running Ubuntu 14.10 ...
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How to protect authorized_keys file?

I have setup key-based-only SSH login (and denied root login) to my Ubuntu server ls -l /home/ernest/.ssh shows this: -rw------- 1 ernest ernest 405 Dec 14 09:17 authorized_keys Is this means that ...
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unable to login to ubuntu through putty

On most occasions, I am unable to connect to Ubuntu server through SSH, which says access denied. However, sometimes it does connect and after some seconds, goes inactive. The Ubuntu server is a ...
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Lenovo Y50-70 w/ Windows 8.1: What to do before deleting the D: partition?

I would like to use the space on the Lenovo's Y50-70's D: drive, for installing there Ubuntu 14. This is how the laptop's partitioning looks, out-of-the-box: And from Ubuntu: Before doing so, ...
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Ubuntu Server with Multiple Users [on hold]

I am very new to Linux systems; that's why my friends and I are trying to learn Linux by developing a meteor app on it. I would also like some advice on my current project. This is what I am thinking ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.10 on a new Lenovo Ideapad g50-70

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 64 bits on my new Lenovo Ideapad, but I can't boot from CD or USB. I have disabled secure boot and fast boot in BIOS, boot mode: legacy (not UEFI). I created a USB ...
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GnuPG in Thunderbird w/ Enigmail on dual OS machine

I am running a computer with two OS, namely Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows. I'd like to write encypted Mails from both OS, which runs well (i.e., every program needed is installed). The only problem I have ...
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Why does the 'vi' command open 'vim' editor?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Not that I am complaining as I like my vim and prefer its many features. However, I’m curious as to why it does it. It is not aliased in .bashrc or .bash_profile. I am not ...
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Ssh into ubuntu guest machine from mac os host as root user

So I have set up an ubuntu virtual machine in virtualbox and the user called dhruv and the hostname dhruvhadoop. I have set up a port forwarding rule from the network settings with name ssh, no host ...
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Dell Vostro getting no sound from headphone jack

I've just installed ubuntu on my machine which was already running win 7. Now I cannot get any sound from my audio jack when i connect an earphone. However if i can get sound from my speakers. Has ...
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Thinkpad x220 restore factory settings after installing ubuntu

I've been using ubuntu in dual boot for a while now and it works great. I've got a new laptop and I want to bring my old x220 to factory settings. The problem is that I can't find this option. ...
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How to get back hosts file after accidental deletion

I made a mistake and accidentally deleted hosts file from my system and cannot figure out how to get back my hosts (/etc/) file, when I do sudo service apache2 restart It's showing: sudo: ...
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Getting Razer Blackwidow macro keys on linux

I've read Getting macro keys from a Razer BlackWidow to work on Linux and the python script didn't work for me so I compiled the haskell from source. I changed my product ID in main.hs and everything ...
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How to connect multiple access point to repeater mode? [closed]

*Question :- * i will connected to seven numbers of access points to one repeater mode is it possible it or not* please tell me the answer
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Issue generating redmine report in PDF

I am using Redmine for issue tracking and now I need to generate a report of all the issues and their states. The problem is that, when I press de PDF button at the bottom of the issue list, to ...