Free, open-source operating system based on Debian GNU/Linux. Ubuntu questions are on topic here, but if you prefer an Ubuntu-only audience there is AskUbuntu.com.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

5
votes
2answers
4k views

Browse files backed up with duplicity?

I backed up a long time ago (have been traveling for a few months and moving) with duplicity. My ubuntu installation broke, so I 'fixed' it by having it overwrite my Windows partition, even though I ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Can't connect dell 1600n scanner on ubuntu

I have a dell 1600n multifunction printer with scanner. Printing is no problem but i cant connect the scanner. I followed the instruction on SANE - Installing a scanner that isn't auto-detected. ...
1
vote
1answer
69 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Running Wine applications over X11 Forwarding on a TigerVNC session

I have a TigerVNC server setup on a server and I'm able to X11 Forward applications from my laptop, onto the VNC desktop, however, Wine applications won't display. They start, and under-the-hood, they ...
3
votes
2answers
207 views

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/ )?
0
votes
0answers
12 views

How do I Setup WiFi in Parrot Security OS Virtual Box?

I have recently installed PSOS (Parrot Security OS) on Virtual Box but now I can't get WiFi on the VB. I'm using Ubuntu as my Main OS and Parrot as my VB.
3
votes
1answer
57 views

USB does not boot when trying to install Linux on my Asus EeeBook X205TA

I already made this question on the AskUbuntu (link) community, but had no good answers/help. So, here I am. I am trying to install Lubuntu on my Asus EeeBook X205TA that came with Windows 10 Home ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views
+50

unix:///var/run/supervisor.sock no such file

I'm running Supervisord on my Ubuntu 14.04 server and everything works fine. I deploy using a git push and upon deployment I also need to restart my application server (gunicorn) which I can ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS Ethernet not working

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS on my desktop PC and i can not get the Ethernet to work. That's my network configuration and some outputs: $ ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

Linux: Compiz crashes after sending SIGTERM to Init proccess

I'm new with Linux and have this problem. I'm currently creating Init process for another user (which creates gnome-session process, and gnome creates compiz). Everything works okay unless I try to ...
6
votes
4answers
10k views

How to secure Firefox traffic (+DNS) through SOCKS proxy under Ubuntu 10.04?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04, and starting a SOCKS proxy with 'ssh -D', and setting Ubuntu to use it with "System -> Preferences -> Network Proxy". Firefox uses the proxy, and the proxy's IP appears when I ...
1
vote
2answers
187 views

menu of gedit on Ubuntu 16.04

Where is the menu of gedit? It doesn't show up. Also, as you can see on this image the buttons are gone: There are only two buttons here (you can see the "open" button on the image and the "save" ...
10
votes
4answers
2k views

I broke the Windows Linux Subsystem (Bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10). Linux Help?

I have been playing with the new linux subsystem on Windows and somehow i have broken it and now most of Ubuntu's internals (apt-get,dpkg, etc) don't work. Everything i try something i get the same ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Fatal error (bad field count) while configuring Postfix

I'm using this tutorial to configure a mail server using postfix, dovecot and mysql. While configuring Postfix I have to uncomment the following lines and then restart Postfix with service postfix ...
2
votes
4answers
5k views

Ubuntu system font too small

After a reboot my Ubuntu system font has gone very small. This includes window headers, windows and terminal. Any ideas what has caused this and how I can resolve it?
0
votes
0answers
12 views

ubuntu 16.04 start automatically (5 sec) after shutdown

I am using ubuntu from v 8 and every update has different bugs, this one is verry anoying, I can not shutdown my laptop hp probook g0 450, trying whit bios setting whit no success. The bug is in ...
0
votes
2answers
136 views

Not able to use the virtualbox on the ubuntu 16.04 LTS?

I installed virtualbox 5.0.20 from the site. I created a virtual machine. Then I set the ISO file of ubuntu 15.10 amd64. Then I started the virtual machine. But that showed me an error given below. ...
4
votes
1answer
7k views

Disabling laptop monitor when external HDMI monitor is plugged in

I can connect my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop to my television via HDMI, and use the TV as a monitor. Unfortunately, it's a second monitor; I want it to be an only monitor. (I get annoyed moving the mouse from ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

unbound not starting after reboot

I just installed unbound on a fresh installed Ubuntu16.04 VPS. To be sure I issued an enable (which actually is done automatically during install) sytemctl enable unbound After restarting the ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

FreeRADIUS 3.0.11 ignoring Access-Request from one NIC interface

I've installed FreeRADIUS 3.0.11 to Ubuntu Server 16.04. The Ubuntu Server runs on a ESXi virtual machine. The virtual machine has two NICs. One is for connecting to an admin network, the other one is ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Ubuntu guest OS display is not fitting to screen in virtualbox

Click here for imageI have ubuntu OS runnning in virtualbox. When ubuntu starts it does not fit to the screen in fact it is bigger than the display and I need to use scroll bar to navigate to clock ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Hardsubs with ffmpeg

I use this ffmpeg command for embedding my subs to videos: ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -strict -2 -vf subtitles=file.srt output.mp4. And it does a good job. But the thing is the output has a huge delay at the ...
1
vote
2answers
6k views

Ubuntu bootloader stuck at restoring resolver state after upgrading to 14.04

I upgraded after Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. However after the upgrade, the system restarted. But got stuck with a black screen displaying the message: Starting VMware services: [OK] Virtual machine ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

Giving newuser root permissions after disabling the root

As stupid as I am a have disabled the root account before I gave my new user account permissions.. any Idea how I can enable the root user again or give my new user the root permission. Every time I ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Visual Studio Code is always on top in Linux

I've installed VS Code in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When using it, it always sits on top of other windows. Not only does it sit on top of other applications like the terminal, it also sits on top of its own ...
1
vote
4answers
1k views

Need to recover the hard disk space occupied by Linux from Windows

I purchased a Dell Laptop which came with pre-installed Ubuntu Linux. I installed Windows 7 ultimate.During installation I deleted the existing partitions thinking that would completely remove Linux ...
10
votes
5answers
62k views

Linux command line to turn off proxy

Can you show me the command line to turn off proxy when I am using the command line terminal in Ubuntu?
-1
votes
0answers
11 views

Map HostName To File On Apache

I have done this a million times on Windows, but never on Apache/Ubuntu. I have my portforwarding in the router set-up and I have my host name assigned. But when I type the hostname in Chrome I get ...
-1
votes
0answers
21 views

Linux: Visualize Ping by changing Screen color

I'm looking for away to easily show (so no need to read any text) students if a repeating ping is successful or not. Years ago I had a tool on Windows changing its window color from red to green when ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

How does the download of Google Drive work?

Recently, I downloaded some files out of Google Drive, and it seems interesting that the download bar doesn't like any other cloud service. . The Google Drive download file is the first one. Does ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Instant log out in Samba and winbind

I'm trying to log in to my domain with ubuntu, i already configured samba and winbind, the login seems successful, but when it logs in, instantly it logs out... And then it just show this and logs ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

How to make a network connection between windows 7 and linux Ubuntu (host) using Virtualbox?

I have a windows 7 which was installed on virtualBox machine. And my linux Ubuntu is my host computer. I want to create a Virtualbox ethernet driver and set ip address to ubuntu and i will config the ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

How to deal “EasyBCD booting in uefi mode” in dual system computer

i use win 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 system together,now grub is the first guide,but i'm not want to use it as guide,and i want to use windows guide as first,then i find can use EasyBCD to revise this,but ...
1
vote
1answer
30 views

Choosing Audio Stream While Converting Via FFmpeg

I`ve got a .mkv file with two audio streams. But when I intent to convert it to a .mp4, the ffmpeg only chooses the first audio stream. How can I make ffmpeg to uses second one? Thanks a lot.
0
votes
1answer
3k views

Gnome and Cinnamon loads in fallback mode only

So I have been using linux mint for a while now. A few months ago my Gnome shell crashed and I was unable to use the full 3d features and loaded into fallback mode only. From that day (around 2 months ...
0
votes
1answer
79 views
+300

Installing Eclipse 4.5 on ARM Ubuntu

I recently got an excellent deal on a Chromebook (Hisense C11), and have used crouton to install Trusty Tahr (14.04): (trusty)craig@localhost:~$ uname -a Linux localhost 3.14.0 #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Apr ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
751 views

Virtualbox Guru Meditation error when starting an Ubuntu 16.04 guest on OSX host using vagrant

Host OS version: OSX El Capitan 10.11.4 (15E65) Virtualbox version: 5.0.18r106667 Vagrant version: 1.8.1 Guest: Ubuntu-16.04 My vagrantfile looks like 1 Vagrant.configure('2') do |config| 2 ...
0
votes
0answers
130 views

VMware Tools for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial

Anybody knows how to get VMware Tools working for the latest Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial? I've been using the patches from here for my Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid, which works fine. But not any more for ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Updated Ubuntu to 16.04, maybe GCC didn't get the memo?

Upgraded to "Xenial Xerus" (from Trusty Tahr 14.04 LTS) on release day using do-release-upgrade. Last night just for kicks I was playing with the -S switch on GCC and I noticed that the second last ...
0
votes
1answer
4k views

Ubuntu 14.04 uknown external display low resolution

I have fresh-installed Ubuntu 14.04 over the weekend on my Dell E6520. The nouveau driver didn't allow me to use maximum resolution for my laptop display. Switching to the nvidia (proprietary, tested) ...
0
votes
1answer
476 views

Basic conversion of sequence of images to avi with avconv

I'm trying to convert sequnce of images to small avi. Each image should be shown 2 seconds. I'm using this basic command sudo avconv -r 0.5 -i test%05d.jpg out.avi I get the output, but it shows ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

RTNETLINK answers: No such process

I am trying to delete my default gateway using ip -6 route .my ifconfig out put is ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr d8:cb:8a:0c:ff:06 inet addr:192.168.2.230 ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

Explanation of systemd-logind in Auth.log

Im seeing the following line in my Auth.log file systemd-logind[761]: Power key pressed. Can this be triggered any other way(script, error, panic)? I ask because unless my cat has become smart ...
1
vote
1answer
15k views

Code::Blocks can't build / Compiler error?

My problem is that when I try to run anything on Code::Blocks it says: "It seems that your program hasn't been built yet". After I try to build it this pops up again. I have seen a similar question ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

How to enter interactive boot mode on ubuntu linux system

On Ubuntu 10.04, How to enter interactive mode at boot time? Can I choose which driver to be enabled? or which Service to be enabled? System blocked at boot time, and closed screen display -- no ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Ubuntu 14.04 host cannot mount NTFS disks with VT-d enabled in bios

I've been setting up an Ubuntu server with KVM, as documented at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KVM/Installation. Once I started virt-manager and set up my 2nd video card for pass-thru, it ...
3
votes
0answers
10 views

sudo mod probe wl not working?

I am new to Ubuntu and I have been trying to install the wifi components for my machine and they installed successfully. I tried sudo mod probe wl to launch those new drivers and it told me to enter ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views
+100

How to check for multiple hidden network SSIDs?

I have 10 identical devices (snappy ubuntu core is the OS,although any suggestions Windows or OS independent [eg. source code] are welcome) in the same room. Every device has an identical list of 10 ...
1
vote
0answers
11 views

Ubuntu does not recognize USB external monitor

I have my laptop Lenovo Z360 with Nvidia GeForce 310M (driver 340.96) and just updated from Ubuntu 15.10 to 16.04 I'm trying to connect the USB monitor Samsung SyncMaster LD190 Well, when connecting ...