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Accidentally deleted /usr/bin/env… anyway to rebuild it?

Dumb mistake. I accidentally deleted /usr/bin/env. Is there anyway I can regenerate that file? This is in Ubuntu 14.04
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assistance badly needed for ubuntu 14.04

I have an HP 110-210 w/ AMD Quad-core a4-500 which i attempted to load with ubuntu 14.04. i got it on the cheap because it was a display model. because of this the copy of windows 8 was pass word ...
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How do you run the previous command in emacs shell?

I am in terminal mode on Ubuntu, and I'm running emacs with 2 buffers open, one is a ruby file, and the other is a shell (opened by typing M-x shell ), and when I switch to the shell buffer, I want to ...
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Elantech touchpad driver issues and input lag in Linux

I have a Lenovo U530 laptop. By default, the touchpad is not correctly detected at all (this bug report was my problem), but I fixed it with the driver in comment #137. Now two-finger scrolling works ...
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Where is vmlinux on my Ubuntu installation?

I'm trying to work with starting up oprofile, and I'm running into a problem at this step: opcontrol --vmlinux=/path/to/vmlinux Ubuntu has no package called vmlinux, and when I do a locate vmlinux, ...
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Trouble with installing Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 8.1

I work with Windows 8.1 and today I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside it, but now I can't set the boot menu to display both OS. When I boot the system it normally loads Windows 8.1 without opening the ...
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Mysql Fail to start

I'm running a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Virtual Machine. Last week, the VM stopped unexpectedly now mysql will not start on the VM. These two events may be related, they may not be. When I try to connect: ...
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I've started a php program on Ubuntu can I close the SSH session?

I've run a php file with this command: php test.php This file is doing it's thing fine. The script however takes long, can I close the SSH session and will the php file still be running?
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How to install Dvorak Type 2 (ii) German on Ubuntu using Gnome

Currently I am using standard Dvorak on Ubuntu 13.10 and Gnome 3.10. Unfortunately, writing Umlauts (ä,ö,ü) in German requires me to switch to QWERTY/QWERTZ frequently or forces me to not write those ...
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Extracting a *.tar.bz2 file?

I always used to use this command to extract files from a bzip2 tar ball: tar xjvf file.tar.bz2 But right now on Ubuntu 14.04, I get this error: tar: Conflicting compression options Try 'tar ...
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VIM “upgraded” to expandtab and tabstop=8 on Python files

After reinstalling my OS from Kubuntu 12.10 to Kubuntu 14.04, VIM has changed its behaviour when editing Python files. Though before the reinstall all file types had noexpandtab and tabstop=4 set, now ...
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(thunderbird:32644): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: Attempt to add property GnomeProgram::default-icon after class was initialised

I use Ubuntu 14.04, when I start Mozilla Thunderbird, it will report some warning: (thunderbird:32644): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: Attempt to add property GnomeProgram::default-icon after class ...
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openconnect on ubuntu 14.04LTS I get “XML response has no ”auth“ node”

I run openconnect to connect to juniper as following $ openconnect --version OpenConnect version v5.02 Using GnuTLS. Features present: PKCS#11, TOTP software token, DTLS (using OpenSSL) sudo ...
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Netbook won't boot after using EasyBCD

I have an Asus T91MT netbook on which I used to have Windows 7 Home Premium and Ubuntu 10.10 installed (dual boot). After trying to upgrade to Ubuntu 11.04, Ubuntu is no longer able to boot, so I ...
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Turning off Chrome's visual effects

Is there any way to turn off the visual effects used by Google Chrome? For example, the tabs slide around smoothly, the scrolling is really smooth, and there is a huge arrow that fades in and out ...
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Why would “git clone” fail in an Ubuntu startup script?

I have a startup script that clones a git repository. If I execute it manually /etc/init.d/bootstrap.sh it successfully clones. If I use the Ubuntu initialization process sudo ...
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recovering overwritten file in ubuntu 12.0.4 [on hold]

I recently just overwrote one of my sql dump file by doing the following command: mysqldump -u root -pTucson85719@ Directory > directory.sql is it possible to get back the file that is being ...
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locate doesn't find all the files it should

I type in locate gmp.h at the prompt and get the following: /usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-24/include/linux/igmp.h /usr/src/linux-headers-3.13.0-24/include/uapi/linux/igmp.h ...
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Gmail, Facebook, Evolution syncronization

I want to import some data from Facebook to Gmail: Birthdays Photos I prefer if I can "attach" a Facebook account to a Gmail contact (as HTC Hero do). Then I want to import all this data from ...
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Grub Installation Failed: Fatal Error … now what I do?

I know there are some threads that touch this but I feel I have done something uniquely stupid. hence the post and plea for help. I am a beginner @ Linux. So I have a PC with a HDD (hard disk ...
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Graphic driver for Targa Now NT9231

I thought of installing Xubuntu on my elder Targa Now nettop and didn't think about the driver option. So now I'm here with a fresh Xubuntu installation and looking for graphic drivers. I found ...
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Lock screen after auto login Debian/Ubuntu

My situation: 1. Need auto login for my wheezy. 2. Sometimes I'm away of my pc, when it reboots, need to lock the screen after auto login. When I type /usr/bin/gnome-screensaver-command -l it locks ...
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how to restore a file saved in the .tmp folder of ubuntu?

One of my friends was working on a 10 page college paper, and saved it in the tmp folder of ubuntu. The file is listed under LibreOffice Writer's "recent files" but when clicked on, it comes up with ...
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Wifi not working on Acer Aspire 5570z

I recently installed ubuntu 13.10 on the computer to get some use out of it. I have no clue why the wifi is not working as a day ago it had Windows Vista and was. I have installed the proprietary ...
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Cannot start VirtualBox NAT Network

I am trying to start a NAT Network using VirtualBox on Ubuntu 14.04. Both Ubuntu and VirtualBox are freshly installed. VirtualBox v4.3.10_Ubuntu r93012 installed from the Ubuntu repositories. When ...
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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 ...
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Control CPU fan speed when mainboard only has 3-pin connector?

My CPU cooler has a 4-pin connector and its fan speed can be controlled but my motherboard only has a 3-pin connector. There's no options to control cpu fan speed in BIOS. Is there another way? I'm ...
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SFTP ChRoot result in broken pipe

I have a website that I want to add some restricted access to a sub-folder. For this, I've decided to use CHROOT with SFTP (I mostly followed this link : ...
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Acer Aspire 7741Z cannot install Windows

I have an Acer Aspire 7741Z that crashed on me and I had to replace the HDD. I didn't have a Windows disk to use for install so I installed Ubuntu. It works, it boots, everything is fine. Now I ...
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Using dnsmasq with NetworkManager

It was well known that NetworkManager does not play well with dnsmasq (ref: here). I've skimmed throught the lengthy discussion here but still not sure what the recommended way to deal with the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Very slow especially with Android Studio

I have an old laptop with the following specification: Memory: 485 MiB, Processor: Genuine intel CPU T2300 @ 1.66 GHz ×2, OS Type: 32 bit, Disk: 78.1 GB, I installed on it Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I ...
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sending one key stroke to two windows (Ubuntu)

I'm running Ubuntu Linux. I have two open Terminal windows running side by side. I'm looking to be able to hit the enter key once, and have that key stroke sent to both windows. (What I'm doing is ...
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apache start error: Cannot load libphp5.so

I'm getting the following error when trying to start apache on an ubuntu 10.04 vserver: apache2: Syntax error on line 204 of /etc/apache2/apache2.conf: Syntax error on line 1 of ...
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Play Line-IN Audio in Ubuntu

Couldn't find anything all over the internet. If I did find something, it was only for older versions of Ubuntu and my version is 14.04. I can use the Line-In feature in Windows without any help from ...
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How to add EFI entry by efibootmgr?

I installed stand alone Ubuntu on my laptop by formatting the HDD. Now HDD is not in my EFI menu. From a Live USB environment, I added the EFI entry, even by chroot. However, the EFI menu is reset to ...
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“Can't overwrite NTFS boot sector” using Testdisk

I have the following issue. A laptop (XVision SS-2505 with Windows Starter Edition) got its HDD corrupted. After checking the installation with a Windows 7 disk and seeing it was unable to even ...
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Is it possible to know a user logged in on Ubuntu instantly?

In fact, I am trying to restrict access to some websites for different users. I asked the question: Restrict access to some websites for different users. The given answer is ok; but as the owner ...
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Increase maximum locked memory for unprivileged user

I am trying to configure Ardour3 for Ubuntu Trusty 64. I get the following error: I have tried: root ulimit editing limits.conf This is my /etc/security/limits.conf: # ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 says insufficient memory in my /boot memory alocation while updating

I am new to Linux platform. I just tried installing Ubuntu alongside windows but allocated only 200 mb to the /boot partition which is not recommended. Now Ubuntu software update keep on insists me no ...
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libGDX project generator: Build Failed : Cannot find java system compiler

while generating a project libGDX throws thid error: FAILURE: Build failed with an exception. * What went wrong: Execution failed for task ':core:compileJava'. > Cannot find System Java Compiler. ...
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Remmina bug defaults to minimal quality settings - Workaround?

This is a known issue but I'm searching for a work-around. Link to the bug is noted below but in a nutshell, the GUI doesn't change the quality so you get stuck with something I can barely stand to ...
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BOOT Menu key on in order to choose the DVD Boot

When I launch it, it will not boot, and when I hit F12 on boot, it just says "Please Wait..." on the Samsung screen and just stays there.
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configure: error: Unable to locate gmp.h

Per http://stackoverflow.com/a/19894267/569976 I tried the following to no avail: ln -s /usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu/gmp.h /usr/include/gmp.h --with-gmp=/usr/include/x86_64-linux-gnu Both of them ...
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Laptop keyboard issue – some of the keys don't work

I have a problem with built-in keyboard. I use Acer V3 GT 572G with installed Ubuntu 14.04 + KDE. Problem exists from the first day of usage (I got it only few days). Problem: it happens that some of ...
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Create local TCP connection from C program in Ubuntu VM to Labview in Windows (Host)

Sorry if this is lengthy, I'll try to keep it as concise as possible. I have made a C program which runs in Ubuntu in a virtual machine and a Labview program running in windows (the host of the VM) ...
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RAM being displayed is lesser than the actual in my Windows 7

I am using Windows 7 and Ubuntu on the same machine. Earlier I had 3 GB of RAM,but now the Windows is displaying just 1 GB of RAM. Please also find the output of the free command in my Ubuntu : ...
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A good Linux terminal with automatical session restoring? [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 (with Cinnamon) for working. But I really miss MacOS-style terminal which would store the opened tabs and paths. What I need from the program is the ability to save all opened ...
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Can I make a Partition in Windows 7, and put Ubuntu on it?

I just rescued my files off of my old computer through a Ubuntu disk, but it took almost all day. I was wondering, if I make a partition on my windows 7 hd, if I can put Ubuntu there without crashing ...
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Environment variable for JETTY_HOME not working

I added an environment variable for jetty following this answer but I still get JETTY_HOME not set error: root@b:/opt# echo $JETTY_HOME /opt/jetty root@b:/opt# service jetty start ** ERROR: ...
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Touchscreen on KDE and Ubuntu?

I just bought a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro... I liked the activity of the touchscreen on Windows, and it makes sense as it does on my smart phone. However, I'm not a regular windows user, so I installed ...