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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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How do I set up a bridge on Ubuntu GNOME 14.04

I found a guide for setting up a bridge in Fedora and was trying this: $ nmcli connection delete p33p1 $ nmcli connection add con-name br0 type bridge ifname br0 autoconnect yes $ nmcli connection ...
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How do I search for a command I don't know the complete name of?

Every time I try to use a program from the terminal, I can't find it because it doesn't match the real name. For example, I type disks in terminal, but the real name is gnome-disks. I tried to use: ...
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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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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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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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Which partition looks least important? I need a spare partition for Ubuntu

http://imgur.com/YgYc9Oo 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. ...
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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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Dual booting windows 8 and Kali Linux 1.0.8

I'm trying to install kali linux along with windows 8 The latest Kali version (1.0.8) supports booting alongside windows 8 I installed Kali Linux from a LiveCD, rebooted and it went straight to ...
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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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Can't get Gopro studio to work in a windows 7 guest on a Ubuntu 14.04 host

I am running windows 7 guest on a ubuntu 14.04 host and am having problems trying to get the latest version of gopro studio to run. It seems to install fine, but everytime I try execute it, it ...
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udev on Ubuntu not working for USB plug in

I am trying to do a "simple" task, run a script /usr/local/bin/USBTesting.sh when I plug in a specific USB device. I created /lib/udev/rules.d/99-USBTesting.rules ...
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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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VMware Player Vm resolution way too big

The resolution of this VM has suddenly increased a lot. Not sure how to fix this. My VM display settings: I changed the Display resolution within the VM but on restart it changes to the max ...
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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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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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Can I configure dpkg to launch kdiff when there's a conflict with a config file update?

We've all seen it... Configuration file 'blah/blah/blah.conf' ==> Modified (by you or by a script) since installation. ==> Package distributor has shipped an updated version. What would you ...
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Help: Just installed Ubuntu and now can't boot into Windows 7!

I just installed ubuntu, during installation I chose the side by side option so I will have windows and ubuntu installed on the same computer. But now every time I turn on the computer it boots into ...
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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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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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How to lock a unlocked GNOME Keyring?

A password prompt is offered to unlock the GNOME Keyring when I login to my user account. I was wondering how to lock the keyring back in the same session it was unlocked? (I understand that I can ...
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ubuntu 13,10 “Failed to download repository information”

I have ubuntu 13.10- 64 bit version on my machine.recently i tried to install postgres for ROR development but i couldn't complete the postgres installation and found that my update manager always ...
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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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How can I add a regular user to the sudoers file?

How can I add more users to the "sudoers" file?
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sed, insert file before last line

The following inserting file method for sed used to be working, even before last line, but not any more. Is it a bug in the current sed? Demo of inserting file method with sed: mkdir /tmp/test ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 has no Suspend or Hibernate Options

I have a Lenova Yoga 2 Pro, and I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed. I am having some issues setting the power functions. At the moment I can not suspend or hibernate the laptop. So from Gnome 3.10 I have ...
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How do I reset the factory capacity of harddisks on win7 or ubuntu

I have a 3TB Hitachi HD () which progressively 'lost' displayed capacity to currently just above 740 GB. Explorer, Installation-DVD and harddisk manager (win7) all agree on this size @ 1.5 billion ...
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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 make eclipse look in two diffrent places for jvm on start up

I need to know how to make eclipse look in two locations for the jvm. I have it set one way in the .ini file but I need to be able to have it look in another place as well. I have eclipse IDE ...
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Starting Ubuntu without the GUI

I want to boot a "Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS" server, but I want XFCE not to be started, nor X at all, only Shell. How do I tell my server to boot to the shell, not running XFCE at all? I have an SSH ...
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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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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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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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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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How to clear DNS cache in Ubuntu?

I'm having problems related to DNS solving in my Ubuntu 9.10. Prior complaining to my ISP I would like to refresh my local DNS cache, like in Windows we do ipconfig /flushdns. How can I do that in ...
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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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Why Ubuntu eats more power than Windows?

I play full screen video with maximum volume or browse the Web with WiFi. Under Windows 7 my laptop works ~5 hours. Under Kubuntu 10.10 only ~2 hours. I've got Acer Aspire 1810TZ. Battery wear ...
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How can you stream music from Ubuntu to AirPlay speakers on your network with Ubuntu?

We have AirPlay speakers on our network, that can only be controlled using iTunes for Windows. As I'm booted into Ubuntu, I'd like to be able to control the music being played. Is there any way to do ...
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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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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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Download remotely from IP Camera using iVMS

I have access on a few IP Camera through iVMS-4200 software. I can live view them and also load remote playback for previous recordings. However, when I try to download a specific video, I have the ...
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Any sound which is played from Google Chrome is very low pitch

Any sound which is played from Google Chrome is very low pitch, doesn't matter which website or source i.e. video from youtube, music from flash games and etc. However if I open same content in other ...
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Executing Minecraft Server Commands via SSH and Screen

I'm extremely new to linux, so please help me out if you can! I have read many of the posts about managing/monitoring servers using SSH and Screen, but have not found anything regarding my particular ...
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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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cron job when Ubuntu is suspended

I am using Ubuntu precise. Is there a way to have scheduled cron jobs run even when Ubuntu is suspended? Perhaps some way to automatically wake up the system so a scheduled cron job can proceed and ...
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Acer Aspire One getting extremely hot

I have an Acer Aspire One D250-1197. I really better type fast before it overheats again... For some reason, I'm having a problem with heat on my netbook only when I run Joli OS (Ubuntu 9.10 LTS?). ...
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Ubuntu SSD Disk gets slow

I have a new PC with a Samsung SSD830 with 256GB and installed Ubuntu 12 two weeks ago. I checked the disk alignment, but that was correct. From the first day it gets slower after a while of ...