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mysql, ssh, rsync, git hang with dns name but not IP address on Ubuntu 12.04

Certain network based programs recently (problem did not exist a couple of weeks ago) started hanging for me. Some that I've experienced the problem with are mysql, ssh, rsync, and git. My first ...
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Aftermath of Rooted Server

My Ubuntu Linux server is potentially rooted after the HeartBleed Bug. I'm deleting my old server and creating a new one. I have a feeling that the files on the original server are all plagued. Now, ...
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Windows 7 taking too much time for shutting down?

I have a PC with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 installed in it. My PC has a Pentium dual core processor and 2 GB RAM. Both OS are working without any problems. But when it comes to the case of shut ...
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Which partition can I delete so that I can install Ubuntu?

I have a desktop computer on which I first installed Windows 7, then Ubuntu 13.10 (in dual-boot). Since everything went fine, I wanted to do the same on my laptop, which currently has only Windows 7 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 gdm with multiple X servers doesn't work

I'm trying to launch 4 X servers with gdm on my fresh Ubuntu 14.04. /etc/gdm/custom.conf [debug] # More verbose logs # Additionally lets the X server dump core if it crashes Enable = true Gestures = ...
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resizing (and moving?) partitions in Linux

I'd like to use GParted (or fdisk) to go from the configuration in picture to one where I have the same ammount of space for swap and /, while /home eats all the remaining space. Is there a simple way ...
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SSH - Software caused connection abort for single login

I'll give a full background here, not sure how relevant some of it will be but it can't hurt... So I had a VM running ubuntu server 13.10 that I recently upgraded 14.04 LTS. After the upgrade, it ...
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Trouble with installing Ubuntu in HP ProBook 4530s

I installed many times Ubuntu in my ProBook 4530s along with Windows 8.1 but I can't boot that when I start the system, and also I fully installed the Ubuntu on my pc. But when the installation got ...
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Recovery hard drive

I accidentally formatted my RECOVERY hard drive (of file system type RAW). Actually, I don't really know what was inside it and what was it for, I thought that inside it were all my documents, from ...
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This computer currently has no detected operating systems

I am new to ubuntu 14.04 and I am attempting to install it on my laptop (Acer Aspire V3/772G-Intel) which already has Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I currently have two partitions on my HDD and I was ...
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Apache VirtualHost - Specific Env Vars

Successfully using SetEnv with virtualhosts on Apache2 Wondering if there's a way to set virtualhost specific env vars, or whether setting them at Apache-level makes them "global" / system-wide? We ...
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Unity greeter startup script on Ubuntu 14.04

So what I want to do is run a script on startup that starts the synergy daemon. I want it to run automagically when the system starts in GUI mode even if no one actually logs in. I have a script for ...
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How to scroll half a page on Linux?

I'm looking for a way to be able to scroll half a page, preferably by using a key combination like shift page up/down. In Windows, this is doable via autohotkey, for OS there does not seem to be any ...
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Ubuntu doesnt seem to let me boot any CD apart from another Ubuntu CD

I have organized the hierarchy in the BIOS and set the Internal CD/DVD drive to the top of the list. I have four OS boot disks, Windows XP, Windows 7, Open Solaris, and Ubuntu 12.04(the same disk/OS ...
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How can I backup my laptop to my ubuntu PC over the ethernet using clonezilla?

After searching the web for hours, I couldn't find a noob-guide for getting the job done. I have read bits of disconnected information here and there about nfs servers, dhcp, samba and so on. I've ...
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HP ProLiant ML350e Gen8 - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [on hold]

I was researching about new Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS and the Proliant ML350e Gen8 with B120i RAID controller and I found that HP certified Ubuntu without RAID engine on 12.04 server version, but now I ...
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Cant install Half-life 2 on Ubuntu 14.04

Today I tried to install Half-Life 2 on linux but errors occured. This is error log: This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_framebuffer_object. This system supports the OpenGL extension ...
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wireless headset compatible for linux (or ubuntu) OS? [on hold]

I would like to know what are the wireless headsets available of good quality that are compatible with Linux (or Ubuntu) operating system. I've a related thread here but that is specific to a ...
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Failed to load module “unity-gtk-module” - GTK error in VMware

am using ubuntu 14.4. now when i try to install VMware-Player-6.0.1-1379776.x86_64.bundle i got error, Extracting VMware Installer...done. Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar": ...
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Edit menu not pulling up in Ubuntu 12.04 terminal

I'm new to using Ubuntu 12.04. I was trying to open the edit menu in the terminal, but for some reason, when I right click, it doesn't pull up. Does the edit menu need to be enabled? Or does it need ...
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Why must I install Ubuntu in EFI mode if my other OS is installed in EFI mode?

I'm trying to create a dual-boot system on my new Asus computer, which came preinstalled with Windows 8. I want to install Ubuntu. The documentation says that if my Windows installation is in EFI ...
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Need Help in configuring Django for Python 3.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [on hold]

I want to configure django framework with python 3.4 on Ubuntu 3.4. But default python on ubuntu is version 2.7. So I am not able to configure django for python 3.4. I am very new to python. So can ...
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Find all files where other files with different extension dont already exist

I want to use the find command, to find all files with a certain extension (avi), where the same filename with another extension (mp4) does not already exist. so considering these files: a.avi a.mp4 ...
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how to restore/reinstall compix

Ubuntu 13.04 I was cleaning house/removing some unwanted apps and by accident I removed compix Now when the laptop first starts I get the graphics to see the login screen but as soon as I login ...
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Reinstalling maven2

I wanted to reinstall my maven2 on ubuntu and used following commands: sudo apt-get remove maven2 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install maven2 The installation goes succesfully but when I now ...
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Trouble with installing ubuntu 14.04 alongside windows 8.1

i work with windows 8.1 and today i install ubuntu 14.04 alongside it. but i can't set boot menu to display both OS. when i boot system normaly my win 8.1 without boot menu opened. i create boot usb ...
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ZFS eats resources

I am running Ubuntu Server and recently upgraded to 14.04, kernel 3.13.0-24-generic amd 64. I am using ZFS that I installed from the ubuntu-zfs package. It all works, but seems to be really heavy on ...
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What 016 017 in bash prompt, how can I make it correct in Terminal

I saw a beautiful bash prompt here PS1="\n\[\e[30;1m\]\[\016\]l\[\017\](\[\e[34;1m\]\u@\h\[\e[30;1m\])-(\[\e[34;1m\]\j\[\e[30;1m\])-(\[\e[34;1m\]\@ ...
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Different behaviours of Gnome Screensaver

When locking the screen using gnome-screensaver-command --lock (assuming that gnome-screensaver is running): If the session is Gnome, it shows a blue screen with a very large clock. If the session ...
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How to set four virtual desktops in Windows 8.1 like Ubuntu?

I have started use Windows 8.1. I want to use four desktops like Ubuntu. It is possible?
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Can't auto connect to samba drive on login?

I have a old PC running Ubuntu server with samba and for some reason, my mac cannot connect to it automatically on login. I added the volume to the login items in system preferences but every time I ...
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How to boot Linux with extlinux

Anyone knows how to properly boot Linux with extlinux? I've exhausted my google search but still unable to figure out what's the proper way to setup extlinux to boot Linux. All hits that I found ...
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The extreme-flat theme for Ubuntu 14.04

I saw a extreme-flat theme for Ubuntu 14.04 somewhere. Can anybody tell me how can I install this theme?
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Connect 3 laptops

I am working on a problem but not able to solve it. It goes like this I have 3 laptops, laptop1 is connected to wired network , laptop2 is in having wireless connection with laptop1 , laptop3 is ...
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hard drive detected internally but not externally

I have an acer laptop with a WD hard drive I have been using for about a year. Of late I noticed my system slow down dramatically. Further inspection revealed that the hard drive was going bad. The ...
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Unformat laptop windows drive using a bootable ubuntu usb stick

I would like to recover the hard drive on my laptop which had windows 7 but was formatted. Assuming I have an Ubuntu live usb stick, how can I unformat the laptop's drive? Notice I rather not open ...
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rdesktop into windows 2008 server refuses password

I have an ubuntu 12.04 box and I need to remote desktop into a remote windows server to manage. However, using rdesktop my password is always refused like it is not typing correctly in the password ...
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Booting livecd from external USB not working (no power?)

I have a usb hard drive with ubuntu 12.10 partition on it, but I can't seem to actually boot into the livecd. I can get to the grub menu, and I select "Try without installing", but then the screen ...
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Linux (Ubuntu) CIFS mount with restrictive umask

I'm trying to mount a NAS share using CIFS in Ubuntu 14.04. This is my personal share and I'd like to make sure that files are readable only by me and not by anyone else logged in. So ideally, I'd ...
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WIndows 7 cannot access Samba share

I have an Ubuntu-server running as a file server using Samba and it also acts as a print server via CUPS and media server via Serviio. All was good for the last few months and now suddenly one of my ...
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Ubuntu lost Sudo password

After a disk crash someone reinstalled Ubuntu for me. My su password works. They said they used no sudo password, but that doesn't work, and nothing else works. Can I reset the sudo password from ...
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What kind of extremely exhaustive calculations my laptops perform and why? [on hold]

I have two laptops that I bought in 2013. One of them is running under Windows and another one has Ubuntu. I do not play video games, do not perform any calculations on them. The only thing that I do ...
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Successfully installed Ubuntu but unable to load it in the system

Process : Inserted Ubuntu Bootable Pen Drive Selected 3rd option i.e Something else Than deleted C drive (drive containing Windows)out of which I made 63GB unusable , created 15 GB ext4 - mount ...
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Ubuntu cant swap between windows of same application

I have downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 LTS , I tried code blocks and eclipse and I have the same problem which if i opened create new project in code blocks it appears when i click Alt+` but it doesn't select ...
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USB mouse gets stuck on top right corner

My USB mouse every now and then (which means pretty often :) gets stuck in the top right corner of the screen with no apparent reason. If I unplug and plug back the USB cable, then it resumes working ...
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Old hard disk does not load OS

I have this old computer but upgraded the motherboard and the processor just recently. Everything was already used except for the motherboard, processor and RAM. The rest, was already used, the hard ...
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Ubuntu freezes when I plug in external hard drive formatted as exFAT

What can be hanging up my system. I thought I went through the necessary steps to enable mounting of an exFAT-formatted hard drive: # Install fuse-exfat and exfat-utils sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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Keyboard intermittently stops working on Ubuntu

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS on my desktop and my keyboard will occasionally stop responding for a few seconds. It immediately begins about a second or so afterwards, so nothing freezes. Just now I ...
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Not able to send mail via Ubuntu VPS

I'm having a Ubuntu VPs with zpanel isntalled on it. There is something wrong going with the mail. Im not not able to receive the mails from my contact form on my wordpress site ( the site is hosted ...
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How can I auto mount a CD or DVD to the same location/path every time?

I am running Linux Mint 13 and I am enjoying the convenience of having a CD or DVD automatically mounted after I insert it (to some mysterious place). I have converted this machine to a headless ...