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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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Ubuntu firewall rules ( ufw )

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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My 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 ...
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dont know how to install grsecurity [on hold]

So I verified the grsecurity and kernel I did the first part from this http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Grsecurity/Configuring_and_Installing_grsecurity But now i have a folder linux-3.14.42 and i dont ...
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How to recover data from ubuntu when unable to load

Recently, I upgraded my desktop hardware to i3 4th gen processor, ram, motherboard and new SSD. I had ubuntu installed earlier on 320GB HDD and I've installed a fresh windows 8 OS on new 120gb SSD and ...
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How to change to grub bootloader from windows bootloader

I have ubuntu, linux mint and windows 8 on my computer. A few days ago my windows installation failed, so I reinstalled it on the 500GB partition. My hard drive is 1TB. Windows is 500GB, Ubuntu is ...
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Kernel panic - not syncing VFS: Unable to mount root fs

I was trying to install Ubuntu on my windows 8.1 computer. After downloading Ubuntu ISO, I made a partition for Ubuntu on my disk. I used Easybcd to add Linux at the boot menu. But after restarting ...
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Mount VMWare Disk Images Under Linux

Is it still possible to mount VMWare disk images under Linux? I found the following two articles, both of them recommend to use kpartx -av diskimage-flat.vmdk. However both the articles are old and, ...
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Can't login to KDE or Gnome via SDDM after Ubuntu upgrade to 15.04

I just upgraded Kubuntu to 15.04. When I get to the SDDM graphical login screen, after my password is accepted, I get the KDE splash screen with a loading progress bar, then it blacks out at about 75% ...
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Why is my root partition displaying as full in gparted?

I know a little about file systems but not very much. I only have a general idea of what LVMs are, although apparently that is what I am using as my root partition. I have a single 1TB hard drive in ...
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selinux doesn't have httpd_can_network_connect as an option on ubuntu 15.04

I installed Ubuntu 15.04 and then installed selinux by doing sudo apt-get install selinux. I then did setsebool -P httpd_can_network_connect 0 and got a "Boolean httpd_can_network_connect is not ...
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command to press a key after delay ubuntu

I'm trying to make firefox automatically fullscreen on startup. I've tried a couple extensions that all crash firefox. Firefox also automatically starts on system startup. I think the easiest ...
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windows explorer takes a long time to find samba share

I have a ubuntu server that has samba installed. For some reason windows takes so long (10 seconds) to find the server when you click on networks, but when you type \\server, it comes up immediately.
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what is ddns-update-style in isc-dhcp-server on ubuntu

I have a ubuntu server setup as a router (among other things), I now am adding a dhcp server to it. When configuring isc-dhcp-server, the /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.conf file has an option called ...
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mdadm build legacy array on boot

I have RAID0 that was built using windows dynamic disk. I've read that this is a legacy array and can be assembled using build in mdadm. I've gotten the array to build and mount using the following ...
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Permission denied trying to setup postgres sql

I'm trying to setup Dspace for a uni job here, but this Protgres SQL is asking for a password (For the postgres user) but it's supposed to be indent, I have no idea what's going on. So, When I try to ...
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Share Clipboard Between Ubuntu and Windows Remote Desktop

I am trying to copy paste text between Windows Remote Desktop and Linux Ubuntu Server LTS 14.04 with Mate Desktop. I have seen several posts that mention killing the rdpclip.exe process (on Windows) ...
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Openvpn connects but can't ping server

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04. I used to connect to corporate openvpn network from command line by running: sudo openvpn --config client.ovpn This is what client.ovpn looks like: client dev tun proto tcp ...