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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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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+5 and Fn+6 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? [on hold]

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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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 ...
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Can't mount VMware tools cdrom in VMware Player

I know this should be easy, but I'm having a hell of a time figuring out where the vmware tools cdrom is (for instance it's not /dev/cdrom) and so I can't figure out how to mount it. I'm on Kali ...
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How can I remove all the customizations imposed by Linux Mint 17.1 on firefox?

I have found two solutions for the same: Downloading and installing .tar.bz2 package (firefox) from mozilla.org (Problem:Package provided is portable and is not installable). Installing firefox from ...
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Iframe on bottom of every page

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, however I can't think of any other place where I can find answer to this. I have noticed, this weird iframe on bottom of quite a few ...
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How can I install GNU Parallel alongside Moreutils on Ubuntu/Debian?

Can I make the package manager resolve the conflict, e.g. by renaming the binary (e.g., parallel -> gparallel) or installing to a different place (e.g., /usr/ -> /usr/local/ )?
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From where does “vagrant up” know which machine to power up

I have machine #1 running fine and vagrantfile is in main folder. Now I want to create a new copy of that machine for testing. So I copy the main folder to main2 and change the vagrantfile with ...
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External hard drive spinning down too early

I have a Mac Mini 2007 running Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS with an external Hitachi Touro Mobile 3.0 attached. APM is 127 (hdparm -B127) with standby value of 1 hour (hdparm -B242). But the disk is ...
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Syntek 1160 causing crash of VirtualBox

I have a Syntek 1160 based USB dongle to capture feed from a traditional PAL camera. I am able to view and record the feed with VLC or ffmpeg on Linux. Unfortunately for the purpose of my project I am ...
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Why does Skype on Ubuntu need the mysql-common package?

When installing Skype on Ubuntu 15.04 a plethora of other packages is installed, too. Among these is mysql-common which piqued my interest. Can somebody explain what Skype might need that package for? ...
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Route all Ubuntu traffic to Windows 7 Virtualbox with Juniper VPN

I have to use Juniper VPN to connect to my company's VPN. Unfortunately my company doesn't allow connections directly from Ubuntu. So I have a minimal Windows 7 VM in VirtualBox and run Juniper from ...
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Open files in new Sublime window on Ubuntu

I currently switched from gedit to Sublime Text. One thing I liked with gedit, but what is missing in Sublime, is that new files are opened in a new window when the current window is in another ...
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Install grub raid1 & lvm

I have installed an Ubuntu Linux on a machine where there was a RHEL (from Dell) At the end of the installation I got a message that GRUB2 could not be installed. So I booted into a Live Linux (from ...
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`sudo adduser username admin` leads to `adduser: The group `admin' does not exist.`

I'm trying to add a user to the sudoers file with the simple command sudo adduser username admin but I get adduser: The group 'admin' does not exist. So I checked out the sudoers file (sudo visudo ...
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Relay access denied (in reply to RCPT TO command) Postfix Issue

I am trying to configure my server for email taking reference form this link: koray.me/smtp-relaying-outgoing-mail-in-postfix-using-webmin. I used Mandrill smtp server in my case. I have also ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS corrupt microSD - manual recovery?

i have a corrupt microSD card from a colleague. He asked me to save his data if possible. I use a recent usb-multi-cardreader. The microSD is a high capacity card with 32gb of space. I suspect it to ...
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Why must I use sudo for ssh public key authentication to work?

I cannot ssh from my computer (OS X) to my raspberry pi (ubuntu mate), unless I use sudo. I am using a public/private keypair to authenticate. The appropriate public key is added to the ...
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Converting MSSQL Dump to MySQL Dump on Ubuntu

I only have Ubuntu to work with, so Windows programs are not going to work for me. But basically I have both the .bak file and the .sql file from a MSSQL server and I need to import this data into a ...
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Fast TSC calibration failed

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.0.4.2 32bit on my virtual box 4.3.28. When I insert the iso image as a virtual drive the startup of the installation process stops at [ 0.000000] tsc: Fast TSC ...
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Can we save Gnome Terminal Window with multiple tabs with logins?

Every time i would be required to launch a new terminal window as a refresh start and then do logins, i would like to reduce this effort across reboots, any idea ? Something similar to Mputty Thanks.
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How to get and install g723 codecs for sip applications?

I install an ubuntu desktop in my company network (windows network) that use SIP on software phone and hard SIP phones. I use Jitsi that is a good client for SIP and works well with others software ...
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Access Ubuntu/Apache WordPress on a LAN

I have successfully installed WP 4 on Ubuntu 14.04. From the Linux machine I can access the WP site by browsing to asus/wp_site_name. When I go to a PC or a Mac on the same LAN and browse to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Samba very slow performance

I am running Samba 4.1.4 on Ubuntu 14.04. File transfer speeds to and from the share are very slow (around 3-4 MB/s). I have tested the network connection using iperf and got speeds around 85-100 ...
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Degraded RAID 5 array, can't add replacement drive

So I've had two drives that have been marked as faulty spares in my RAID, I've removed them then I tried to --force assemble the RAID but this came up - mdadm: /dev/md0 assembled from 2 drives and 1 ...
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To show bind mount source path for mount v2.25.2

The syntax for bind mount has always been mount --bind olddir newdir However, I noticed a difference in how mount reports the bind mounts between Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic and Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid, i.e., ...
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Ubuntu 15.04, “Disconnected - you are now offline”

I'm pretty new to ubuntu but here is the problem I have so far; my wireless connection seems to disconnect and reconnect itself. Some days it will work and somedays it will not. I did some research ...
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MySQL server copied from Windows won't start on Ubuntu Linux

I have an external hard drive (formatted NTFS) to which I copied the MySQL data folder from a machine running Windows 7. I have been successfully able to start/stop/use MySQL on the Windows machine ...
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Ubuntu Bridge Mode from wwan0 to eth0 interfaces

Hi I have a ATT 4G USB Card and I would like to setup a Bridge Mode for the interface wwan0 to eth0. currently the setup is the following but is not working: in the /etc/network/interfaces : iface ...
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How to migrate a cloned linux installation into a dual-boot environment alongside Windows?

I've got a new machine with Windows 8 installed on a HDD. I plan to switch that out with an SSD. I currently use Linux (Ubuntu) all of the time, but I'd like to keep the Windows 8 installation ...
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Messed up. How to reinstall/restore fonts on ubuntu 14.04?

I tried to install some fonts on Ubuntu and instead messed up rendering fonts on ubuntu altogether. Currently, all fonts in all apps (except for Chrome which I'm typing in now) render characters as ...