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Trying to install graphite via chef

We have graphite installed but it needs to be migrated from where it is to aws however I'm having trouble getting it to install in a new environment. Originally it installed everything though apt-get ...
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How do I configure Linux Iso-Image as bootable Thin-Client DVD

I have to find a solution for the special needs of my company and now i getting struggle, i have the following problem. The order: Create a bootable Linux DVD with special RDP settings. We have many ...
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Recursively move files to relative subfolder

I've looked around for topics about this but I fail to achieve want I need. Any solution, either in Ubuntu or in Windows cmd would be greatly appreciated. The current structure is /folderA/*.txt ...
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Strang, same simple awk script has different results on different machines

This is the strangest mystery ever -- same simple awk script has different results on different machines. The awk script is really simple: $ cat awk_test.awk BEGIN { troubleshoot = 1 } # GET: ...
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tomcat 7 doesn't serve up pages

I followed this guide here to install tomcat7 on my ubuntu14.04 using apt-get: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-apache-tomcat-7-on-ubuntu-14-04-via-apt-get. It was ...
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How to access sda4 device/directory?

Our camera DVR is not recording anymore. The disk is full and the vendor has not been helpful in freeing up space. I am trying to figure out why the primary disk is full. I've tried accessing it ...
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Forcing a process to background from bash script

I'm trying to crfeate a bash script that - amongst other things starts sunwait: /root/bin/sunwait sun up -0:00:00 54.453158N 11.013071E; mycommand & Sunwait is a binary that will wait for ...
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Uninstalled Ubuntu 14.04 from my computer, Windows 8.1 bootloader is all messed up

I'm coming here for help because I've tried almost every different solution I could find on the internet for any problem that seemed remotely similar. To give backstory, I have an SSD and a HDD. ...
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Which partition looks least important? I need a spare partition for Ubuntu

I have been wanting to install Ubuntu for a while, but, I've ran into the "too many partitions" problem, but I am not sure which to make into extended ones, and which not to. Sorry for low quality ...
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How can I backup my data from a partition so that i can restore to windows later?

To start off I do not know much about Ubuntu in general so be gentle. I tried to do a dual boot of windows 7 and Ubuntu, which failed and I can no longer boot to windows because of a disk error. ...
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How can I track when certain applications are used?

I would like to record when certain applications are used. For example, if Firefox is opened, I would like to record the system time that this action took place. How can I do this? I've perused my ...
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Is there any option to use Amazon Cloud Drive from terminal (Linux)?

As you probably know, Amazon did not release any Cloud Drive client for Linux. Is there any other option to access ACD from terminal?
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No Mouse-Up for Chrome on Ubuntu VM; other apps fine

TLDR: I have an Ubuntu VM with the latest VirtualBox, and guest additions, and Chrome (installed from APT: google-chrome-stable). Mouse integration seems broken; I can't move tabs around, nor get any ...
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How many partitions can windows handle if you include Linux

Am trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows Vista. So far I have three primary partitions (windows) (Eisa) (Recovery). How many Linux partitions (root, home, swap) can I create on free space without ...
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Computer running Windows shuts off suddenly after some usage, but works ok on Linux (Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS)

Good day, I have a Sony Vaio E series notebook, that is currently running on Ubuntu Desktop 14.04. It works fine, and I haven't experienced any sudden halt issue on Ubuntu. But When I boot into ...
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gnome-screenshot produces blank png files in mint 17

This produces a blank png file in mint 17, but works fine in ubuntu 12: gnome-screenshot Opening the resulting Screenshot file in the ~/Pictures directory shows completely blank image (all ...
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Installing i3-wm overwrote i3gaps?

After cloning i3gaps branch and make && sudo make install, I ran into graphical errors. So I installed i3-wm and went through the installation and entering "N" for each question. Now, when I ...
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The best practice to migrate to an SSD and add Ubuntu

First some details. I am running Windows 7 on a laptop. I've cut my C: drive down to ~100gb, and have a 250g SSD which I will replace my internal HDD. I would also like to install Ubuntu on the SSD. ...
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How to diagnose crashes? [duplicate]

My laptop recently started to shut down suddenly, in both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. The PC is 8 years old, it is not overheating (it was before, but the fan was cleaned last year) , I suspect the ...
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Is it possible to boot hdd image by pxe

I had purchased a Banana Pi and just received yesterday. Device is ready to boot by preinstalled OS. I made a few search and see there are some other OS'es ported for this device. But all of them are ...
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kubuntu: how to save VPN password?

I'm attempting switching from xfce to kde in a xubuntu system. Everything works quite well. However, I have a VPN (PPTP) setup configured in the xfce interface. After the switch, it still works but ...
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Windows 7 Headphones suddenly stopped?

I dual boot windows 7 professional x64 and Ubuntu. Have not had issues until recently. Windows will not play sound through my headphones,so my immediate thought was that the port broke; however, after ...
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Solarized Dark + Gnome Terminal + Vim + Vim-Airline

I installed the solarized dark theme for gnome terminal using https://github.com/Anthony25/gnome-terminal-colors-solarized and then with Vundle installed ...
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Hexchat cannot accept SSL

I've been trying to access an IRC Server recently, which I have been on before. I can access it on Windows but when I get into Ubuntu I cannot access it due to not being able to "Use SSl for all the ...
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Permission denied while mounting windows share wih cifs-utils

I want to access a windows share from my vbox ubuntu machine (I have all proxies set up correctly). The problem is that I get a permission denied error with no extra reasons when trying to mount via ...
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linux driver for monitor-mode support in Broadcom cards

I am trying to run kismet(https://www.kismetwireless.net/ ) on ubuntu.I have installed it directly from "apt-get install kismet" and added source with interface as "wlan0". After adding source it ...
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Nvidia drivers ubuntu 14.04 installation console blank

I installed nvidia drivers on my laptop Nvidia GeForce GT 630M (which I suppose has Optimus support). My laptop has both the integrated Intel HD graphics and this dedicated Nvidia graphic card. ...
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What happens if I install Linux mint on preinstalled partition which has Ubuntu14.04?

I already have installed Ubuntu14.04 on partition on my hdd but it is not starting up so I want to install Linux Mint?Can I do that and what will if I do that?
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Networking not working on Packer created Ubuntu VirtualBox VM

I'm trying to build a VirtualBox Ubuntu VM using Packer. My image was successfully created and I configured it to use my Wi-Fi (Mac OS X AirPort) interface for bridged networking. However, after ...
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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 [closed]

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? [on hold]

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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Mount only sub-directory in NFS export

On my NAS I export one single filesystem: /mnt/datastore *(rw,sync,no_subtree_check,all_squash,fsid=0) With /mnt/datastore/ being the mount point of a FUSE based concatenation of a bunch of disks. ...
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I want to shrink Windows 7 partition, expand Ubuntu partition, remove swap partition. [closed]

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 [closed]

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 [closed]

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? [closed]

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 ...