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No boot menu for Ubuntu 14.04 after dual boot installation

I assume, this is not a duplicate post. Please read my findings below before assuming so. I have gone through several questions over the Internet regarding people complaining that they are not ...
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After each command tmux prints: ps1_update: command not found

On Linux Ubuntu 11.04, after each command (cd, ls, vim...) successful or not, tmux prints out as a last line ps1_update: command not found. Is there any config option I am missing? Thank you very ...
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Enter response once prompt returns?

It's neither a secure idea nor one I'd recommend elsewhere, but I have a situation when occasionally it takes a while for my Ansible ad-hoc command to respond. I'd love to pipe or args or whatever is ...
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mouse button #7 not detected by Linux

Under Ubuntu 12.04, the command xev sees all 9 buttons of my mouse, except for n.7, i.e. scroll right. Is there a way to fix this? I don't think it's related to xorg.conf
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Boot Lubuntu on usb by reusing the boot function of an application? (in this case: DiskWarrior)

I have tried a lot of different stuff to get Lubuntu installed on my Macbook 1,1 (first Intel macbook). I just won't get a usb to boot. For the sake of comparison, it does work on my new Mac Mini ...
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'apt-get install' ignores my specification to install particular version of package

I'd like to install particular version of libstd++6 with following command: # apt-get install libstdc++6=4.9.0-8 -V Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Unable to execute binary file. Exec format error

I recently heard about Breach, a Node.js based browser. I was following the instructions on http://codeforgeek.com/2014/08/download-install-breach-browser-ubuntu-14-04/ to install it but got the ...
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git credential command not working

When I ran git credential command, I get following error: git: 'credential' is not a git command. I correctly configured credential helper with the command git config --global credential.helper ...
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Suspending/Screen Going Off When Still In Use (Ubuntu & Arch)

I have a laptop (HP Pavilion G6) that was running Ubuntu and for a while now (at least 6 months) has been having a problems randomly suspending whilst still in use with a full battery and still being ...
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Files listed by bash but unaccessible

What would cause the following behavior on an Ubuntu 12.04 system? I've SSHed into a machine as the "ubuntu" user. Running ls -lah /data/* shows dozens of non-empty files (e.g. file1.txt, file2.txt, ...
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Comiplation of openwrt in ubuntu

I was following the tutorial on this Link. In the step where I create the menuconfig I type in the command make defconfig It shows the error saying permission denied to delete ./tmp/X file. so I ...
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64-bit Ubuntu restarts my PC a few seconds after getting past the loading screen

I have just finished a new PC build based on the AMD A6-6400k CPU. Booting from a 64-bit Ubuntu based OS (either through LiveCD or an installation) will restart my PC shortly after getting past the ...
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connection timed out on terminal , ubuntu 14.04 , ffmpeg streaming ,rtmp://

my problem is "rtmp://... :connection timed out" and "cannot open connection tcp://..." on terminal ubuntu 14.04. i'm trying streaming with ffmpeg, but errors that, please help me, thank you in advice ...
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Use automatic configuration script for Ubuntu in Virtualbox

I am working on Ubuntu as a guest in VirtualBox with Windows 7 as host. Internet is not working on Ubuntu. When I checked my LAN settings in Windows, I see no proxy settings but a check on "Use ...
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Hiding file in the directory from non-root users

So I use KeePassx to store my passwords and I have a key file. I know I can just encrypt that file, but is it possible to store that key file somewhere on the system hidden and protected from non-root ...
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Ubuntu Internet Configuration [on hold]

The only way I can connect to the internet while using Ubuntu is by connecting directly to the router via ethernet cable. When I use another ethernet port in the house the OS doesn't even recognize ...
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Can't access HTTPS resources with Ubuntu client and VirtualBox Windows host

I have VirtualBox 4.3.12 on Windows 8.1 running Ubuntu Trusty 32bit client. When I try to access HTTPS resources from the client, I see errors like: Cannot fetch index base URL ...
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Can I synchronize Sublime Text?

I would like to synchronize my entire Sublime Text 3 between my desktop and laptop. I use Ubuntu on both machine. I think if I just sync the entire /home/<username>/.config/sublime-text-3 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - can't find usb flash stick

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome shell (I think this information may be useful) and laptop mode tools installed. I can't mount just one usb stick (OCZ ATV 8GB) "lsusb" command: Bus 002 Device 003: ...
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Is it safe to use hacked /home /etc?

My ubuntu got hacked, and I want to use my /home and /etc if possible. (assuming there's no executable file I need to run there) Would it be a bad idea to do copy those folders from the hacked ...
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Message queue doesn't exists any more after reboot/shutdown of the virtual machine (Ubuntu)

I'm working on a simple multithread client/server program in C using native message queue of unix to send messages from one client to another. It works fine, but my problem is that after a reboot or ...
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Chroot ssh user to home folder results in Connection refused

I'm trying to give someone ssh access to a (Ubuntu 14.04) server I've got, but I want to limit them to their own home folder. So I'm trying to follow this tutorial. I first created a user (sudo ...
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How to bind mount a folder in multiple user's home directories with full permissions

I have a web server serving files from /var/www/vhosts/mysite. What I'm looking to do is mount this vhosts folder in /home/myuser/vhosts so that a user can log in, edit any files and log out. The ...
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How to scp across two ssh

I have three computers HOME, WORK and SERVER and I am connected from HOME to SERVER by: ssh -t <WORKusername>@<WORK> ssh -p23456 <SERVERusername>@localhost I need to transfer the ...
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How to open PHP myadmin in XAMPP for linux?

I am running Linux Mint 17 (based on Ubuntu), and i have successfully installed Xampp. I would like to now work with MYSQL, so i was wondering how to open the PHP myadmin page in my browser. ...
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Add linux program to list of “other applications” for opening files from Nautilus

I have installed a markdown editor on ubuntu 12.0.4: sudo dpkg -i /shared/mdcharm_1.1.6_i386.deb sudo apt-get -f install # Installed missing dependencies Is the md editor installed now? ...
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ATI catalyst installer not displaying properly

I own HP G6-2313AX with AMD A10 processor having 7678 2GB dual Graph.Card. I am average Ubuntu user. I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04.1. after that I wanted to TRY out propitiatory display drivers ...
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Installing synaptic package manager from outside the repos

I have been facing some problems in installing software with ubuntu software center, due to the fact that I have not been able to run no proxy for the whole system, I have tried all methods prescribed ...
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tripwire , mark modification safe after every apt-get install?

I just reinstalled my system and installed tripwire. Tripwire seems to check the file system if anything is modified (configured to do so) Whenever I install something with sudo apt-get install, ...
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How to run browser in background in Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, and PHP. I have 2 files: test.html - content java to test network update.php - the test file will post result to update database. I need to run and execute an URL address ...
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How can I get gearmand to accept remote connections?

I see this question: Why does gearman-job-server not accept connections when running as a service? but there is no config file in my gearman installation on Ubuntu (or at least not one that I can ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu from within CentOS 7 VPS?

My VPS hosting provider's panel is bugged, and I'm stuck with CentOS 7, can't re-image to another linux distro (contacting support hasn't been successful, they tell me it's fixed and close my ticket, ...
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GIMP slows down my Ubuntu 14.04 over time

I have some problems with my GIMP recently. When I start GIMP it runs perfectly fine, but over time, say about 15 minutes, it's starting to slow down my Ubuntu (14.04). After checking my system ...
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Unable to Access the internet on Windows, but can with Ubuntu (have dual-boot)

My personal computer dual boots on both Windows 7 and Ubuntu. About 5-6 months ago, I stopped being able to access the internet whenever I booted via W7, but I still could, and can, with Ubuntu. After ...
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can't login at my ubuntu server

Today, after I rebooted my server, I can't login at my server. Everything works well.(like mysql or apache) But I just can not login my server. When I type any key(like `a' or '1') than console ...
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Creating a connection between 3 computers

I have 3 machines on 3 different network. HOME: With internet but not connected to any local machine, with sudo. WORK: With ssh available through www internet, HOME can ssh to WORK, but not ...
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Video playback is not smooth on Ubuntu

I have an Intel NUC N2820 unit connected to Sony television (KDL-40Z4500) over HDMI. I am trying to setup video playback of a video from my camcorder (H.264 1080/25p) on Ubuntu. This is the output ...
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Ubuntu Crash and Recovery

I use Ubuntu to import and analyze data on MySQL/PHP and RapidMiner. I had a crash and the whole system froze so I had to force shut it down. On reboot, it said that the file system is readonly and it ...
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Laptop keyboard issue – some of the keys don't work

I have a problem with built-in keyboard. I use Acer V3 GT 572G with installed Ubuntu 14.04 + KDE. Problem exists from the first day of usage (I got it only few days). Problem: it happens that some of ...
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My ubuntu got pwned, what to do to prevent/detect it in the future

My system got hacked, and I'm reinstalling the system while unplugged from internet. I read somewhere to save some file (such as ps) somewhere, so I can check if those files were modified when I ...
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Does the sync command in ubuntu transfer all data in RAM to my HDD?

My PC is frozen, running Ubuntu from a live CD, with important unsaved files open. If I use Magic SysRq to use the sync command, will that transfer all this unsaved data currently in RAM to HDD? ...
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Linux OOM killer does not release memory immediately

We have a Ubuntu 12.04 VM on ESXi 5.1 with 4 GBs of RAM and the swap is turned off. One of our Java processes eats a lot of RAM and naturally OOM killer kills it but although the Java process is ...
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Get the Current Users password from the login and pass it to a Bash script

I am writing a Bash script in Linux to remote in to a Windows box. I would like to capture the current user and password for that user so that the script will log them in to the TS session. I am ...
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Why is ~/.vimrc not having an effect until I type “:so~/.vimrc”?

I just want to change the tab size. I know the file is loading because it shows up in :scriptnames and I included an echo which runs every time I open vim. Why is ~/.vimrc not working automatically ...
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not all packets forwarded by pptp VPN server

I have the following setup: +------+ +---------+ ppp0---------+ |router| | A +-----+---+-----+ B | | R | ...
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How to make CTRL+L lock screen in ubuntu 14.04 without gnome-settings-daemon

I use IceWM without gnome-settings-daemon. How to make CTRL+L combination to work as in native ubuntu environment?
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Do online repositories for ubuntu/mint releases disappear after it goes out of support?

I'm using Linux Mint 13 (Nadia), which is based on Ubuntu 12.04 (Quantal), which went out of support since May 2014. I'm getting 404's when I try to update or install any package. After googling I ...
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Send character not working in mailutils

I'm trying to send an email from the console: louis@ubuntu:~$ mail user@example.com Cc: Subject: Testing Postfix This is the full body. . . . . . . You can see I'm unable to get out of the body. ...
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Minimum packages required for Ubuntu Server to run Octave 3.8.x with GUI

I have a Ubuntu 14.0 server with no graphical interface. I created this server only to use Octave on it. Now that there is a GUI for the recent version of Octave 3.8.x available I wanna know what is ...
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How to install windows 7 in a dual-boot pc?

I have ubuntu 14.04 and windows 7 installed in my pc.Which is a dual-boot system.Now i want to reinstall windows 7 uninstalling both ubuntu and previous windows.How can i do it keeping my personal ...