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Send formatted text in Skype for Linux

Is it possible to use formatting (italics, bold, preformatted) in Skype for Linux as it is on Windows? How? I'm running Skype 4.3.0.37 on Ubuntu 15.04.
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Find a disconnected mount point

What is the easiest way/command to find a disconnected mount point? I have a system running Ubuntu 14.04 with nfs and cifs mounts connected to it.
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how to rename the Linux OS name installed in USB stick (LIVE USB)

I am looking for the solution for modifying the query. The requirement is as follows Installing the Any Linux OS in USB stick, here i have installed Fedora 21. Now I need to rename Fedora OS to "Nik ...
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There is no public key available for the following key IDs: 7638D0442B90D010

I try to add the debian sid source on ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have already installed debian-keyring debian-archive-keyring. $ apt-cache search keyring | grep debian debian-archive-keyring - GnuPG archive ...
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MYSQL Connector J in Ubuntu

I'm relatively new to Ubuntu and am developing an application using MySql Server. My question is, where do I put the file? I know in Windows the connector goes in the 'lib' file of the project. Does ...
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is it a good idea to add administrative users in ubuntu's adm group?

The main motivation is to allow reading most log files (rsyslog) without sudo, provided that the have mode 640... Are there security drawbacks to doing this ? By "administrative users" I mean the ...
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Deleting VMware image does not free up hard disk space

I recently found out that I am low on hard disk space and am unable to allocate new hard disk space for my virtual machines. Upon realising this, I proceeded to delete a few of my virtual machines ...
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Rollback Kernel Ubuntu 14.04.2

I have looked at many answers on here but no matter what it doesn't seem to work. Fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04.2, trying to install an older kernel. I only have SSH access no GUI etc. What i have ...
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Two-Factor Authentication Ubuntu verification code + password not working

I'm trying to install google-authenticator on my Ubuntu server. I installed the lib via: sudo apt-get install libpam-google-authenticator then In my /etc/pam.d/sshd I've added: auth required ...
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Install UBUNTU from usb to usb without touching laptops HDD

I have one USB drive with installed ubuntu 14.04LTS Bootable. I then have another usb stick ( 32GB high speed ) and I want to install ubuntu on that one so I can use it as a normal installation. (I ...
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nginx + php5-fpm displays 502 Bad Gateway

After an update php5-fpm stopped working. It shows blank page, and after restarting nginx 502 Bad Gateway. In nginx log there is following line: 2015/05/27 20:27:08 [error] 3034#0: *40 recv() failed ...
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How to download encrypted HLS videos on any sites

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and win8 as dual boot. I generally use Ubuntu. I wanna learn how to use hls-fetch or any hls downloader on Ubuntu. And all video is downloadable via IDM on Windows. But I have ...
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Advent Laptop heating [on hold]

I'm using Ubuntu and my laptop starts to heat strongly but I'm using only 6 tabs of Firefox . System monitor shows 14% of ram and 20% of cpu used sensors cmd in terminal shows 85-95 so it's not ...
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DNS Issue in ubuntu 14.04

I am facing DNS resolving issue sometimes in my Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS trusty. I have configured my system with network manager to work with static IP assignment. I have also tried by changing DNS server ...
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landscape-sysinfo for CentOS?

I've been using /usr/bin/landscape-sysinfo on Ubuntu, and I'm now looking for a good alternative to use on a CentOS machine. Is there anyway to install the requirements to make this work on CentOS?
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How to get a list of connected NBD devices on Ubuntu?

Looking at the man pages for nbd-server and nbd-client and qemu-ndb I don't see any way of listing what NBD devices are connected. Is there a way of doing this? The closest I can find by ...
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Is there anyway to produce realistic load(cpu,memory and disk all together) on a linux system?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I want to stress test my system but most of benchmarks are specific in nature. Either they are benchmarking Disk or CPU or Memory usage etc. But is there anything which can ...
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Why ssh -R allows port '0' but ssh -L needs a port number?

Why with ssh -R is possible to allocate a free port by specifying '0' while with ssh -L you need to specify a valid free port? I want ssh to use a local free port to FWD remote traffic without ...
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Dependency issues with libc++6; a catch 22?

In an attempt to install ASEprite on my Linux Mint installation through a .deb seen here: http://pkgs.org/download/aseprite I also realized I had to install a later version of libc++ in order to get ...
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Aspire One 756 BIOS flashing

I want to flash the BIOS on an ACER AO756. The link provides 2 versions of the BIOS, both .exe files. Which one should I use? I run Ubuntu 12. The battery doesn't charge anymore. I can start the ...
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Apache fails to start with TLSv1 disabled and does not recognize TLSv1.1 and TLSv1.2

I'm having issues trying to disable TLS 1.0 on apache as described here: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mod_ssl.html#sslprotocol $ apache2 -v Server version: Apache/2.2.22 (Ubuntu) Server ...
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What is causing this Ubuntu boot failure?

Got this screen, it doesn't react. I cannot move further at all. I've searched extensively online, but didn't didn't find anything helpful. I thought it's a connectivity issue between my screen ...
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Using Virtual Machine like Server - Ubuntu Sever

i have 2 virtual machines, 1 - ubuntu server, 2 - windows7, what i want to do is connect my windows at my ubuntu server, because i'm making some tests of iptables, anywhere, i'm having trouble to ...
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Mumble-Ruby openssl error when running scripts

First things first here are the instructions I am working off and system details: http://wiki.natenom.com/w/Mumble-Ruby_installation and this is for SuperBot a mumble ruby plugin. This is running ...
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Ubuntu windows text (and sometimes icons) all messed up

This is what I see... And it occasionally disappears (for example, the "Projects", "Desktop" and "Documents" text all appear correctly) but it's mostly like this. This computer was handed to me ...
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Windows 7 - VirtualBox - OpenVPN - Ubuntu 12.04

I have Windows 7 64bit Professional. On this I have installed a VirtualBox with Ubuntu Server 12.04. OpenVPN is installed on both. I need to allow internet on Ubuntu and I also need to connect to a ...
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Run program installed on desktop in wine

I am trying to get Warcraft II Battle Edition (http://en.war2.ru/) to work on Ubuntu (14.04) by running it through wine. I was able to successfully get through the installation menu of Warcraft in ...
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GitLab.com times out on Linux

I'm currently using Linux Mint 17 on my laptop and I'm almost unable to work with GitLab. The issue is pretty weird: GitLab.com times out every time I want to save my profile info GitLab.com times ...
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How to change the ssh host in Vagrantfile

I run vagrant(1.7.2) on Mac OS(10.10.3) with Snappy Ubuntu Core(15.04 stable), for docker, using VirtualBox 4.3.28 as a provider. It all went well before I configured the "public_network" in ...
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No VGA signal after installing ubuntu server

I installed ubuntu server 14.04.2 couple days ago on an oldish computer (This one). And i was able to install it just fine and the VGA seemed to work after i booted it up for the first time. Now i ...
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Enable Fn-Brightness Buttons Ubuntu

I am trying to get the Fn+F5 and Fn+F6 buttons to work on my ASUS laptop running Ubuntu 14.04. I have tried adding all of the following to /etc/default/grub without success: ...
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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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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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how to add shortcut to ubuntu taskbar

I am using UBUNTU 14.04 with cinnamon desktop. After trying to create a shortcut for a PDF file to Cinnamon's Taskbar, I found maybe I should have searched for a folder containing the Taskbar's ...
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DoveCot users + multiple domains

Hi I am trying to get dovecot to work with multiple domains My /etc/aliases looks like this # See man 5 aliases for format postmaster: root shop: shop ben: ben When I try changing it to ...
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how to fix this related with dual boot, ubuntu and windows 8.1

When I try to run this command C:\WINDOWS\system32>bcdedit /set "{bootmgr}" path\EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi I get the following error message: The element data type specified is not recognized, ...
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Pear upgrade not working in Ubuntu

When I try to upgrade Pear it shows a message on terminal as follows Will upgrade channel://pear.php.net/xml_util Will upgrade channel://pear.php.net/pear Will upgrade ...
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Why it is illegal to increase TX-POWER on wireless adapters? [closed]

I own a AWUS036H wireless adapter and I read on many websites that is posible to increase the power of the adapter but it's illegal on some countries (including United States), are there any health ...
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DNS problems with a static IP configuration in a VM

I am using Parallels Desktop 10.2 for Mac on OS X Yosemite. I am trying to configure my my client (Ubuntu 14.04) to host a website that is available to the host via a particular domain name. In the ...
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How to run a command a command as root on startup (Ubuntu)?

I'd like to run a bunch of commands automatically on boot with root on Ubuntu 12.04 (for instance a mount) I tried to put them in /etc/rc.local but didn't work. Thanks
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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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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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Ping / SSH computer via SMB name

At work, I can ping and SSH computers by either their IP or their SMB name. If I try that at home (no, I am not trying to access the office internal network from home), then ping / SSH by IP address ...
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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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User preferences (home) vanished after a power outage (Ubuntu + MATE)

After a power outage I've noticed almost nothing in my Ubuntu desktop is as if it was before. My home folder appears to be just fine, as are my desktop files. However, Compiz had no preferences setup ...
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Best way to share guest folder with host computer

I am running a Ubuntu VM on my MacOS X (host) using VMWare Fusion. I have found a lot of information about sharing the host partition with the guest VM but not much on sharing the guest ...
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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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Ubuntu 15.04 HiDPi to Full HD external screen

I just got a Dell XPS 13 2015 and I installed Ubuntu 15.04. Everything is working fine with the exception of using an external display. The resolution on my laptop is 3200x1800, my external screen ...
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Create Server on VirtualBox visible from outside, host is not behind router

I am trying to create a web server on a Virtual Machine. I would be happy even if I could access it with something like http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:[port_no] Everything is installed but the step of facing ...