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Ubuntu Server filesystem usage

df says my /dev/sda1 filesystem is almost full: Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 8256952 7616516 221008 98% / none ...
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Ubuntu server 11.10 keeps going into power save mode

I have a clean Ubuntu server installation that keeps going into sleep mode if it receives no requests for a while. The only way to wake it up is to physically press the power button. I can't imagine ...
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compiling c and running code via keybinding

I want to compile and run my c code via key binding gnome-terminal -e make ~/Graphics && /home/johnr/Graphics/se so i add that to command one and get the global key <Alt>r as the ...
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After I've foolishly gave Ubuntu only 50Gb, is it possible to resize the partition, and how?

I've decided that I want to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10. Windows for games, and Ubuntu for projects, programming and other stuff. Now, first of all, how was I supposed to know how much memory ...
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Ubuntu server stops serving content/responding to SSH after a while

On my server with Ubuntu 11.04 I run a web server and an irssi session within screen. The server freezes after a while. When I try to access its web pages, it only says "Loading" before it timeouts. ...
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How do I extract just the name (or version number) from my Ubuntu release on the command line?

I only want one of the following values: 11.10 oneiric I've tried checking out lsb_release -r and uname -a, but the output is still verbose without using grep. This is the closest I've gotten to: ...
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What happen if I install VirtualBox Guest Additions on a host?

I have a bootable USB drive with Ubuntu installed. This morning I Installed VirtualBox and booted my Ubuntu drive in a VM. I then installed the guest additions in Ubuntu. My question/curiosity is, ...
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Put printer on eth0 on wireless network wlan0

I've got an Ubuntu 10.11 box with a wireless connection and a wired connection. In the wired end I've got a rented network printer whose configuration I can't change (no access). It is set up to use ...
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Is there a way to fix home folder permissions remotely?

I have a remote ubuntu computer that I connect to via SSH. The remote computer has only one user. I accidentally changed the user's home folder permissions (to 555, I believe) and because of that I ...
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How does one clear dig's DNS cache on Ubuntu?

I'm trying to use dig to verify some DNS information, but I'm only seeing old results. From what I've read, Ubuntu doesn't cache DNS by default at an OS level. If that's true, then the dig command has ...
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How do you save a LibreOffice Writer file as plain text?

I got upgraded from Open Office to Libre Office when I installed a new version of Ubuntu. I have been working with MS Word copies of my resume in OO and all was fine. One employer wanted a plain text ...
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Problems running Glassfish on Ubuntu as a service

I have Glassfish 3.1.2 installed on Ubuntu, I've set up a separate "glassfish" user to run it as and have JDK 1.7.0 installed. If I log in as the "glassfish" user and start GF via the shell: ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 “Unable to locate package xapian-core”

About to lose my mind on this one. I'm trying to install Xapian on an Ubuntu 11.04 box. All the docs say that I need to install the xapian-core package, but apt-get can't find it. I even installed the ...
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How I can run init scripts as non-root user?

I put this file in /etc/init/proxyserver.conf that execute this script at startup (Ubuntu 11.10): description "Run code for ProxyServer" start on runlevel [23] script cd ...
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Partitioning 500 GB internal drive (5 partitions) to dual Windows and Ubuntu

I have 500 GB internal drive in my laptop and want to make clean install of Windows 7 and Ubuntu (12.04, when it releases on 23rd April 2012), I've planned following layout. Windows Partition (50 ...
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How to fix the boot loader?

I dual booted my xp installing linux mint 12. 2 days ago I downloaded the Android SDK, on Eclipse Indigo (on Linux Mint) and now I can't start Linux Mint, nor XP. I can only use XP in safe mode, I ...
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Right Windows key on steelseries keyboard doesn't open Unity dash when pressed

I recently purchased a steelseries keyboard. This keyboard has a steelseries key instead of a left Windows key, so I'm unable to open the Unity dash in Ubuntu 11.10 by pressing the left Windows key as ...
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Is it possible to upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 to Final without reinstalling?

If I install Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 now, is it possible to upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04 Final when it is released without reinstalling everything from a disc?
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Anybody have luck Scanning from HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 to Ubuntu Linux

Having no issues printing to HP OfficeJet Pro 8600 from Ubuntu. Ubuntu found network printer and installed ok using closest driver "OfficeJet 8500". However, scanner was not detected. I was ...
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vim serverlist over ssh doesn't work

I was trying to play with vim server instances and noticed when I SSH into my work box I can never see the names of the server - so I can't send signals to them as you will see, if I create a server ...
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Windows shared folders through VPN and Ubuntu

I use Ubuntu and i need to access to the Windows shared folders of a remote LAN network through VPN. I connect successfully to the VPN through a DDNS service (no-ip.org) but i can't see the folders in ...
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How can I recover folder removed from /tmp after reboot?

I just put web services folder into /tmp for some test. After I forgot that and reboot the server and now. my service folder is gone. So, I tried r-studio for recovery but I have got back nothing. ...
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File Creator Program linux

I need to view via terminal in what program the file was created. Something like : $ "command" /Volumes/USB1/IMG_0231.jpg Creator = "Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 Macintosh". Any thoughts?
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VLC refuses to stream

I'm trying to run cvlc on Ubuntu 10.04.4 in VirtualBox to stream a part of the desktop. However, I get the following error message. lowerkey@c:~$ cvlc screen:// --screen-left=0 --screen-top=53 ...
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Dual Boot with Ubuntu as Host?

Can you dual boot Windows if Ubuntu is already installed? All of the sites I have found only work starting with Windows installed.
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Chrome in Xmonad - Mouse Unresponsive

I have Xmonad installed on Ubuntu 10.10. When using google Chrome, sometimes the mouse becomes unresponsive (only inside chrome). The problem goes like this: I have several tabs open Click with the ...
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How to enable usedir module on Apache2 in Ubuntu?

How to enable userdir module on apahe2 on ubuntu and set the path to directory for specific user? This statement in /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/default is making fail apache service to restart. ...
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installing ubuntu in offline mode

I have made a dual boot of fedora 16 and windows 7. I wanted to make a triple boot by installing ubuntu 11 which i just downloaded (iso file 695 MB) from their official website. Can i install it in ...
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Change windows 7 as the primary bootloader

Uh, I'll first tell you the history of OS Changes that have ever occurred to my computer : First I installed Windows 7 on a partition (333 GB). Next after Windows 8 Consumer Preview was released, I ...
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Can I kill console-kit-dae process on Ubuntu?

top command shows 2 process of console-kit-dae each using 22% of memory. I would like to know why and if I can kill them?
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Apache serves only the default virtualhost, ubuntu

When I type cat /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/* I see <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName myserver DocumentRoot /var/www/ </VirtualHost> <VirtualHost *:80> ...
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Search for files and print their full path

ls -R /media/X | grep filename lets me search for file names, but it only prints the file name and not the directory it resides in. How can I print the file name and its directory?
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How to change root password for PostgreSql phpPgAdmin?

What is the simplest way to change root password for PostgreSql phpPgAdmin ?
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How to uninstall Perl version 5.10.1 from Ubuntu 10.4 and install a single threaded version of Perl?

I have to uninstall Perl version 5.10.1 from Ubuntu 10.4 and install a single threaded version of Perl. What commands should I run on terminal to do this? Or, is there another way to uninstall the ...
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Is there a way to run django alongside a lampp stack?

I intend to move my webserver (ubuntu) from php to django. I have working php scripts, and have tested some django locally. Now I want to run both on my webserver, but following various tutorials for ...
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Internet Connection Sharing bypassing MAC Filter in Ubuntu Linux

My university gives me an internet connection by Ethernet, DHCP but they have installed MAC Filtering to allow only using my PC. I have a wireless router TL-WR340GD. which has MAC address cloning ...
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Rerouting Ports for a Gameserver

I want to redirect a port, so say all traffic coming in on subdomain.xyz.com:2233 is rerouted to an ip 10.13.15.34:3344 (for example) I have access to an ubuntu box if needed, and access to xyz.com's ...
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Gtalk for Terminal in Ubuntu

Is there a way to log onto to gtalk and have multiple chats open using the terminal?
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recursively delete but keep .gitignore file

I've been trying out several methods from SU but I have been unable to do this: I got a folder (example: /var/www/tmp/) which contains several files and directories. I'd like to delete all the files ...
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How to tell what HDMI version my system supports - Ubuntu Linux (10.10)

Looking to see if the HDMI output of my machine (with an nVIDIA GeForce 460M card) is HDMI 1.3 compatible or not. Not sure what the command is to tell that. Thanks in advance!
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How to update one file located in a zip subdirectory?

I have a zip archive that contains several folders and I need to update one specific file within such a folder. How can I update the file with a command line? I have already tried 7z u my.zip ...
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Install virtualbox on ubuntu 10.10

So I tried: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.1 And doesn't work, how do I install it..and I also have an image how do I run that..after I install virtualbox I just do ...
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IPv6 Address not setting

I am having a problem setting up IPv6 Address on ubuntu 10.04.I have disabled my network-manager. My /etc/network/interface file looks like this: iface eth0 inet6 static pre-up modeprobe ipv6 address ...
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How can I force Thunderbird to use my preferred text color and to ignore the text color specified in incoming messages?

I use a dark theme in Ubuntu. Everything is fine in Thunderbird except for the messages that arrive where a font color is specified ( I assume Outlook forces a color to be specified). Those messages ...
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How to configure my ubuntu laptop to be accessible from my windows network

We have a Windows LAN environment, consisting of a Win 2003 server and various Windows Vista machines which authenticate against the Win 2003 server. We want Windows users to login into these ubuntu ...
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Downgrade my current NVidia driver to a specific version

Recently my NVidia driver was updated from 270.41.06-0ubuntu1 to 270.41.06-0ubuntu1.1, but I have troubles with it. Is there an easy way to rollback with aptitude to the version before?
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Why don't applications update by calculating difference?

I have Ubuntu computers and an Android phone, and it's always perplexed me why the default update manager on Ubuntu and Google Play on the phone don't update existing versions of applications by ...
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How can I use Emacs in terminal mode and use Alt + ? shortcuts?

I want to use emacs in the terminal, but in Ubuntu 11.10 the bash terminal already has many Alt started shortcuts, how can I handle that?
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Is there any way to determine whether a new Ubuntu release is available from the command line?

Normally in Ubuntu if a new release is available the GUI will tell you. However, if you're running Ubuntu on the server, there is no GUI. You can run lsb_release -a, which will at least tell you ...
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Unrar password protected file on ubuntu

So I created a .rar file on windows and it's password protected, and now I'm uploading it to a server, how can I unrar that file on the server to work with the password protected file. I guess tar ...