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Failed to open VirtualBox with hosts Windows 8.1 and guest Ubuntu 14 (64bit)

I'm using Virtual Box v4.3.26.r98988 with an Ubuntu 14 guest. Up until yesterday, everything worked fine, but when I try and start it now all I get is an error message: The virtual machine Ubuntu14 ...
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Can I raise the CPU usage of a application on Ubuntu?

I'm using GNU/Octave a lot, and sometimes I want to leave my computer alone doing some calculations while I'm working with something else (somewhere else). Using the system monitor, I see that Octave ...
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Disk Space Changes with Command Used

Can anyone help me understand why I get different disk space results for /mnt/kvm_images depending on the command used? This is in Ubuntu 14.04. du gives this result: andrew@ubuntu:~$ sudo du -sh ...
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Is there a way to make a window semi-transparent and click through in unity

Essentially the title says it all, i want to play a movie full screen with transparancy on, while working normally with my pc in unity (ubuntu). I know about the compiz setting that lets me use ...
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A proper mail server installation tutorial [on hold]

I know that there are plenty of tutorials floating around online on how to properly setup a mail server on Linux. The only problem is that most are severely outdated and the information isn't clear. ...
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How do I install and run LAMP on a secondary hard disk on Ubuntu?

Background I've been using a local WAMP dev/testing server (Windows 7) for many years now, and it has become a royal pain to install/maintain SSL/Memcached etc on this environment, considering my ...
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I want to shrink Windows 7 partition, expand Ubuntu partition, remove swap partition. [on hold]

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on laptop. There is very little space (9 GB) for Ubuntu, and unnecesary 8GB swap partition which would never be used anyway (there is a lot of RAM on this ...
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Block chrome from accessing webcam on ubuntu

I'm sick of opening hangouts and automatically start broadcasting my webcam, that is the most annoying feature, seriously google developers must be on shrooms because nobody likes that. Ideally I ...
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Prevent flooding in Ubuntu [on hold]

I have an Ubuntu machine and I think a software running on it cause flooding of my router and my internal network goes down. There exists any software, in Ubuntu, to prevent this to happen? For ...
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Proxy Bypass for full Internet access at Institue [on hold]

In our institute, three IP serieses are there like XX.YY.0-45.0-255 & XX.YY.0-45.0-255 & XX.YY.0-45.0-255. FOR one IP Series UN-RESTRICTED FULL INTERNET IS accessible. FOr other 2 IP Series ...
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What is the proper way of setting up two IP’s with one domain name?

I have two Ubuntu Servers (S1 & S2 for example) on two different public IP’s (static & are in different locations). I got a domain name from GoDaddy. Lets call it, example.com. I have setup ...
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LAN network freezes

I have three Ubuntu computers connected to a router. Everything's OK, both have internet conections running well and can connect via ssh to each other. In one computer, I usually launch a softwared ...
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Setting Mouse Resolution at Startup

My mouse is way too fast, so I have to slow the Coordinate Transformation Matrix of the mouse down. I can do it manually using xinput, and setting the appropriate prop. However, I run into issues ...
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Xrdp set up connection outside of localhost

I've installed xrdp on my ubuntu 14.04, so I have connect to my computer by Remmina from another ubuntu computer. How can I connect to computer with xrdp remotely, not from localhost network ...
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Can I install all my old and new different graphics cards and use them for OpenCL GPGPU computing?

I love developing applications with openCL and run them on my graphics card, but I don't really know how it connects with my hardware. I right now only use my GTX 970 for that, but I still have a GTX ...
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Hudson Tray Tracker equivalent for Ubuntu? [on hold]

Is there a Hudson Tray Tracker equivalent for Ubuntu (14.10)? I use is in Windows to monitor builds on our Jenkins server. Thanks!
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hostapd + Ubuntu 14.04 Driver Issue for TL-WN725N v2

I recently purchased a TL-WN725N v2 usb dongle so that it may be used for my Ubuntu virtual machine. My Ubuntu installation seemed to install the correct drivers when plugging in the usb dongle ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop as local server - ext4-fs error

I have set an Ubuntu 14.04 as a local server. Also I have two identical hdds on RAID1, on md0. I have tested raid configuration and works ok. I installed virtualbox from the official website and keep ...
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Where's my RAM disk being stored?

I'm running an Ubuntu VM under Windows 7, within the VM I've allocated a 5GB RAM disk using sudo mount -t tmpfs -o size=5G tmpfs /mnt/gitRAM and then copied files into it. When I then look at conky ...
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How can I change the startup sound in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have tried this and it doesn't work: cd /usr/share/sounds/ubuntu/stereo sudo cp desktop-login.ogg desktop-login.ogg.old sudo cp ~/Downloads/dekstop-login.ogg . ...where the ogg file in the ...
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Ubuntu Lenovo boots to “PXE-E61 Media Test Failure - Check Cable” (Please help)

Thanks for opening this, I'm helpless. I have a Lenovo E545 ThinkPad running Ubuntu 14.04 off of the[Samsung 840 SSD that I installed when I bought the computer. Everything as run fine until I tried ...
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Is there somewhere to go to get notes for package updates? [on hold]

Most times when I start up my Ubuntu VM, I'll open the terminal and check for updates. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade I'll then get a list of the packages to be upgraded: The ...
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Folder full of .jpg files. Batch convert each to a video with duration of X seconds

I am looking for a way to mass convert a folder of image files to a video (one per image), where each of the images is taken and placed on the video for the full duration of the video, e.g. 30 ...
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Is it a good idea to remove Firefox, when it also removes “gnome-core”?

I thought I should remove Firefox since I don't use it, but if I run apt-get purge firefox it says that it will remove gnome-core which seems like it could be needed by other apps on my VNC server. ...
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Unable to get vmware shared folders working in Ubuntu 14.10 Guest

i Installed Ubuntu 14.10 64Bit in VMWare Workstation 10.0.5 within windows 8.1 Enterprise. I installed vmware tools by running the vmware-install.pl script in terminal.But I am Getting an error ...
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Can't boot ISO images directly off my laptop

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and looked through https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/ISOBoot so that I can boot from an Ubuntu 14.10 ISO. But it isn't working, when I select that menu entry from the ...
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Extending Panel for Multiple Monitor on Cinnamon desktop running on Ubuntu

I've done some research on Cinnamon's panels supporting multiple monitors. It looks like I need 2.6 to create panels on each monitor. I only have the 2.4.x desktop running on top of Ubuntu. Is there ...
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Cannot mount, partition, format brand new USB

I've recently bought a new TDK 4 GB USB stick, but when I try to mount it (I'm runnning Ubuntu 12.04, but neither in Windows 7/8.1 it works) in various ways Gparted, Disk Utility, simply pluggin it ...
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Cannot connect to sql server express over host-only virtualbox interface

I have set up sql server express 2014 in a Windows 7 virtualbox guest, but I cannot connect to it using the jTDS JDBC driver from my Ubuntu host. I get a Could not retrieve database information error. ...
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Apache dosn’t load virtual host files [on hold]

I’m trying to set up an Apache2 server but but I can’t get it to load my virtual hosts. Or to be more precise, it works fine as long as I write them in 000-default.conf but whenever I try to use a ...
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Download remotely from IP Camera using iVMS

I have access on a few IP Camera through iVMS-4200 software. I can live view them and also load remote playback for previous recordings. However, when I try to download a specific video, I have the ...
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Broadcom 4360 wireless setup w/ Ubuntu 14.10

I am attempting to set up my wireless adapter, but I can't seem to get the drivers installed properly. OS: Ubuntu 14.10 Motherboard: ASUS X99-Deluxe (wireless adapter is embedded) Adapter: Broadcom ...
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Apache running as root even though ‘/etc/apache2/envvars’ is properly set to ‘www-data’ [on hold]

Recently I found out that on my server Apache is running as root via this command: ps -ef | grep -i http | awk '{print $1}' /etc/apache2/envvars file is properly configured: export ...
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Is it possible to encrypt full volumes post-boot?

I have a triple boot system with Windows 7 Ultimate, Kali Linux, and Ubuntu Linux. My bootloader is Grub2. Initially, I wanted full disk encryption covering all three installations but I've found that ...
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How do I abstract a physical Ethernet interface into two virtual interfaces in Linux?

In Debian Wheezy or Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, I'm running an AppleShare file server (Netatalk 2.2.4) on eth0 using AppleTalk (DDP, not TCP/IP) networking. There is an emulator, GSport, which can access the ...
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VMWare and Linux/Ubuntu Shared Folders

I've been unable to get shared folders to show up at all. I've peeled through forums and tried installing, and reinstalling VMWare Tools…then seeing maybe those don't work at all? Whatever I'm doing ...
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How to connect to internet over VPN raised on virtual machine?

I have an PC running Ubuntu, that is connected to the network of my internet provider. To access the internet, one must make a connection using l2tp or ppp, which I have failed to configure on Ubuntu. ...
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Set up port forwarding on Ubuntu with ufw

I want to route HTTP traffic from port 80 to port 8080. I added the following rule to /etc/ufw/before.rules -A PREROUTING -p tcp --dport 80 -j REDIRECT --to-port 8080 But it works only if direct ...
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How to access webpage running on remote server?

I have an instance of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS running on Google compute engine. I installed Cloudera manager on the instance and it is running administration web pages on localhost:7180. I am using port ...
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HP Proliant Microserver N40L onboard VGA does not work with widescreen monitor

I have an HP Proliant Microserver (N40L with the 1.5GHz AMD dual core) at home that I have been using for a while as a source code repository and nightly build system. Being used that way didn't ...
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Repair borken Postscript file which only ubuntu opens

I try to convert the postscript file from the link to a pdf which I can view in any computer. When I try to convert it I get error about the stack: Error: /rangecheck in --getinterval-- Operand ...
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Someone is uploading stuff from my pc

I am getting very slow Internet experience. In vnstat I see rx: 4 kbit/s 3 p/s tx: 94.74 Mbit/s 14072 p/s^C eth4 / traffic statistics rx ...
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System-wide DNS lookups over SSH tunnel

IT has the lab locked down so I cant do apt-get updates or install any packages on the Ubuntu machine. We have a Windows RDP desktop that has limited internet access. I have an SSH server running on ...
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Requirements to create a .rpm [on hold]

I want to create a .rpm file. I want to know the following. Is creation of .rpm file os specific? My ultimate goal is to create a .rpm file for ubuntu, but my vm is on centos. Can someone link me ...
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Nginx - access from a public ip address - ubuntu 14.04

An nginx server is up and running locally on my system[ubuntu 14.04]. But i am having difficulty accessing the same server from my public ip address, or from any other system using my public ip ...
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How to do a nightly Rsync from Windows Client to Ubuntu Server with Cygwin and Task Scheduler?

I do this with the OS X machines in the office but I wish to do this with the Windows PC too. On OS X, I created SSH keys and cron jobs to rsync certain folders to specific user folders on our Ubuntu ...
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issue with extract .zip files contains arabic charcters

I try to extract .zip files contains arabic characters in files & directors , they extracted to wrong names looks like this. inflating: 9786140208872/??+???+????? +???+???-16.html inflating: ...
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Obtain different launcher items with .desktop files running the same executable

Suppose you need different launchers to run the same application, as in S1.desktop: [Desktop Entry] Name=S1 Comment=Open a terminal with ssh connection to S1 Exec=gnome-terminal --maximize --tab ...
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Set permission for Dropbox syncing

I have a SqLite database for a webapp running locally (permission www-data, group also www-data) and I want to be able to sync it using Dropbox. How should I change the settings so that it can be sync ...
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Live USB flash drive with a persistent user home directory

I want to be able to create a Live USB flash drive that I can run Ubuntu/Xubuntu on and be able to keep my configs intact. And maybe install some extra stuff. Tried using the USB flash drive creator ...