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No kernel messages are logged to kern.log

I am trying to configure rsyslog. Ultimately, I want to have a log file of dropped packets but I can't get rsyslog to log properly. /etc/rsyslog.conf looks like this: # /etc/rsyslog.conf ...
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Logging packets with iptables

I am not all that experienced with iptables, but I am trying to log dropped packets. From what I have read log messages created with iptables are supposed to be written to /var/log/kern.log. My issue ...
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Fail safe system using virtualization

First of all its an assignment and I have to build a fail safe system using oracle virtual box. I got pretty less HDD space in linux partition so can't have any fancy linux distros like ubuntu and ...
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PuPHPet, Vagrant networking through proxy

I'm learning PuPHPet, Vagrant and Laravel homestead I've ElementaryOS Luna installed. I've downloaded and installed Virtualbox, Vagrant, vagrant plugins and then I built an Ubuntu 12.04 machine with ...
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Starting gnome-shell with different home

In the company I work for we have home directories mounted by network filesystem. Like all networks our lan can be slow or unreliable at times. Most of my system deals with this kind of situation but ...
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Cannot change directory into home directory, although permissions are set correct

I guess I need some help from an advanced Unix user... On a Ubuntu System I did something stupid. I typed sudo chmod 774 .* or the like, in a subfolder of my home folder and then I suddenly could not ...
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instalation ffmpeg in Ubuntu

I am using following steps for installing ffmpeg-php extension in Ubuntu Download ffmpeg-php-0.5.2.1.tbz2 extract it go to this directory run this "phpize" ./configure && make but when I ...
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Can not access localhost by external ip

I know there are various documents available on web giving the steps to do this but I am not able to fix the problem -- I have an angularjs project which is running on localhost (and os is ubuntu ...
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Expose a Reverse SSH Tunnel on the Remote server

I set up a Reverse SSH tunnel from my home computer to my work server: ssh -f -N -R 19999:localhost:22 remoteuser@server To connect to my home computer I have to first log in to the server and then ...
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Uninstalling dual-boot Ubuntu with MBR on separate partition

I have both Win7 x64 Ultimate and Ubuntu installed in dual-boot on a single disk and now I want to uninstall Ubuntu and keep working with windows. Windows was the first OS that got installed and it ...
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How can I dual-boot Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit with Windows 8.1 in Legacy (BIOS) Mode?

I bought my laptop almost a year ago, came with a FreeDOS OS and I installed Windows 7. Later upgraded to Windows 8 & 8.1. When I installed Windows 8, I had done it in Legacy (BIOS) mode and ...
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Bulk edit txt names

I'm on windows 7 and have a folder of txt and all txt are named keyword_uniqueFileName.txt keyword_uniqueFileName2.txt keyword_uniqueFileName3.txt and would like to bulk change ...
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Two different physical ssd's for two different OS

i have 1st SSD formatted as ext4 and installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it and i plan to get 2nd SSD and format it to NTFS and install Windows 8 on it. Can i switch hard drives in a bios? e.g.: if i want to ...
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Accidentally deleted /usr/bin/env… anyway to rebuild it?

Dumb mistake. I accidentally deleted /usr/bin/env. Is there anyway I can regenerate that file? This is in Ubuntu 14.04
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Elantech touchpad driver issues and input lag in Linux

I have a Lenovo U530 laptop. By default, the touchpad is not correctly detected at all (this bug report was my problem), but I fixed it with the driver in comment #137. Now two-finger scrolling works ...
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I've started a php program on Ubuntu can I close the SSH session?

I've run a php file with this command: php test.php This file is doing it's thing fine. The script however takes long, can I close the SSH session and will the php file still be running?
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VIM “upgraded” to expandtab and tabstop=8 on Python files

After reinstalling my OS from Kubuntu 12.10 to Kubuntu 14.04, VIM has changed its behaviour when editing Python files. Though before the reinstall all file types had noexpandtab and tabstop=4 set, now ...
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openconnect on ubuntu 14.04LTS I get “XML response has no ”auth“ node”

I run openconnect to connect to juniper as following $ openconnect --version OpenConnect version v5.02 Using GnuTLS. Features present: PKCS#11, TOTP software token, DTLS (using OpenSSL) sudo ...
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(thunderbird:32644): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: Attempt to add property GnomeProgram::default-icon after class was initialised

I use Ubuntu 14.04, when I start Mozilla Thunderbird, it will report some warning: (thunderbird:32644): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: Attempt to add property GnomeProgram::default-icon after class ...
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Why would “git clone” fail in an Ubuntu startup script?

I have a startup script that clones a git repository. If I execute it manually /etc/init.d/bootstrap.sh it successfully clones. If I use the Ubuntu initialization process sudo ...
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Extracting a *.tar.bz2 file?

I always used to use this command to extract files from a bzip2 tar ball: tar xjvf file.tar.bz2 But right now on Ubuntu 14.04, I get this error: tar: Conflicting compression options Try 'tar ...
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recovering overwritten file in ubuntu 12.0.4 [on hold]

I recently just overwrote one of my sql dump file by doing the following command: mysqldump -u root -pTucson85719@ Directory > directory.sql is it possible to get back the file that is being ...
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assistance badly needed for ubuntu 14.04

I have an HP 110-210 w/ AMD Quad-core a4-500 which i attempted to load with ubuntu 14.04. i got it on the cheap because it was a display model. because of this the copy of windows 8 was pass word ...
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Graphic driver for Targa Now NT9231

I thought of installing Xubuntu on my elder Targa Now nettop and didn't think about the driver option. So now I'm here with a fresh Xubuntu installation and looking for graphic drivers. I found ...
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Grub Installation Failed: Fatal Error … now what I do?

I know there are some threads that touch this but I feel I have done something uniquely stupid. hence the post and plea for help. I am a beginner @ Linux. So I have a PC with a HDD (hard disk ...
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Cannot start VirtualBox NAT Network

I am trying to start a NAT Network using VirtualBox on Ubuntu 14.04. Both Ubuntu and VirtualBox are freshly installed. VirtualBox v4.3.10_Ubuntu r93012 installed from the Ubuntu repositories. When ...
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Control CPU fan speed when mainboard only has 3-pin connector?

My CPU cooler has a 4-pin connector and its fan speed can be controlled but my motherboard only has a 3-pin connector. There's no options to control cpu fan speed in BIOS. Is there another way? I'm ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Very slow especially with Android Studio

I have an old laptop with the following specification: Memory: 485 MiB, Processor: Genuine intel CPU T2300 @ 1.66 GHz ×2, OS Type: 32 bit, Disk: 78.1 GB, I installed on it Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I ...
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Is it possible to know a user logged in on Ubuntu instantly?

In fact, I am trying to restrict access to some websites for different users. I asked the question: Restrict access to some websites for different users. The given answer is ok; but as the owner ...
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Remmina bug defaults to minimal quality settings - Workaround?

This is a known issue but I'm searching for a work-around. Link to the bug is noted below but in a nutshell, the GUI doesn't change the quality so you get stuck with something I can barely stand to ...
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configure: error: Unable to locate gmp.h

Per http://stackoverflow.com/a/19894267/569976 I tried the following to no avail: ln -s /usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu/gmp.h /usr/include/gmp.h --with-gmp=/usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu Both of them ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 says insufficient memory in my /boot memory alocation while updating

I am new to Linux platform. I just tried installing Ubuntu alongside windows but allocated only 200 mb to the /boot partition which is not recommended. Now Ubuntu software update keep on insists me no ...
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locate doesn't find all the files it should

I type in locate gmp.h at the prompt and get the following: /usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-24/include/linux/igmp.h /usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-24/include/uapi/linux/igmp.h ...
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BOOT Menu key on in order to choose the DVD Boot

When I launch it, it will not boot, and when I hit F12 on boot, it just says "Please Wait..." on the Samsung screen and just stays there.
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libGDX project generator: Build Failed : Cannot find java system compiler

while generating a project libGDX throws thid error: FAILURE: Build failed with an exception. * What went wrong: Execution failed for task ':core:compileJava'. > Cannot find System Java Compiler. ...
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How to add EFI entry by efibootmgr?

I installed stand alone Ubuntu on my laptop by formatting the HDD. Now HDD is not in my EFI menu. From a Live USB environment, I added the EFI entry, even by chroot. However, the EFI menu is reset to ...
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Create local TCP connection from C program in Ubuntu VM to Labview in Windows (Host)

Sorry if this is lengthy, I'll try to keep it as concise as possible. I have made a C program which runs in Ubuntu in a virtual machine and a Labview program running in windows (the host of the VM) ...
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A good Linux terminal with automatical session restoring? [on hold]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 (with Cinnamon) for working. But I really miss MacOS-style terminal which would store the opened tabs and paths. What I need from the program is the ability to save all opened ...
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RAM being displayed is lesser than the actual in my Windows 7

I am using Windows 7 and Ubuntu on the same machine. Earlier I had 3 GB of RAM,but now the Windows is displaying just 1 GB of RAM. Please also find the output of the free command in my Ubuntu : ...
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Can I make a Partition in Windows 7, and put Ubuntu on it?

I just rescued my files off of my old computer through a Ubuntu disk, but it took almost all day. I was wondering, if I make a partition on my windows 7 hd, if I can put Ubuntu there without crashing ...
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Touchscreen on KDE and Ubuntu?

I just bought a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro... I liked the activity of the touchscreen on Windows, and it makes sense as it does on my smart phone. However, I'm not a regular windows user, so I installed ...
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Cannot run Windows after upgrading Ubuntu

Here is the scenario of my Lenovo 3000 G430 Laptop: System configuration: P4 Dual core T3200 CPU 3GB RAM (1+2 in two slots) 500GB HDD Partition layout for HDD: 170GB Priamry - NTFS (for Windows ...
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Installing Dropbox on headless Ubuntu 14.04 x64: permissions error

So I'm trying to install Dropbox (as root) following the seemingly easy instructions on dropbox.com: cd ~ && wget -O - "https://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64" | tar xzf - ...
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L2TP VPN won't finish connection

I'm running Openswan, xl2tpd and PPP on Ubuntu 14. I've been following this guide. When I finished and tried to connect I see the following in my local system.log: racoon[39110]: Connecting. ...
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Is there any reason this cronjob would fail in cron, but not on the command line?

I have written a little one liner that will email me when a list of files changes - I used sha512 to generate a list of hashes and then periodically check that those hashes still match. */5 * * ...
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unable to install libc6-dev

I type in sudo apt-get install libc6-dev and get the following back: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. ...
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Increase maximum locked memory for unprivileged user

I am trying to configure Ardour3 for Ubuntu Trusty 64. I get the following error: I have tried: root ulimit editing limits.conf This is my /etc/security/limits.conf: # ...
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“Can't overwrite NTFS boot sector” using Testdisk

I have the following issue. A laptop (XVision SS-2505 with Windows Starter Edition) got its HDD corrupted. After checking the installation with a Windows 7 disk and seeing it was unable to even ...
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How do I scan Firefox on Ubuntu Linux for malicious JavaScripts?

I run Ubuntu Linux in a VirtualBox VM. I was browsing using Firefox, and I always use Adblock Plus with default configuration (EasyList) and NoScript. Then my VM lagged(mouse badly out of sync with ...
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Cannot decompress .tar.xz file, getting “xz: Cannot exec: No such file or directory” from tar

Per How do I uncompress a tarball that uses .xz?, I tried tar xf php-5.6.0RC4.tar.xz and tar -xJf php-5.6.0RC4.tar.xz and in both cases I get the following: tar (child): xz: Cannot exec: No such file ...