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Preserving /tmp on reboot

Ubuntu cleans /tmp on reboot. Suppose my system goes down unexpectedly, leaving some somewhat valuable files in /tmp. What can I do when I then restart the system to prevent the /tmp files from being ...
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Binutils compilation error, makeinfo missing

I am compiling binutils from source on my amd64 computer. I got the following message: WARNING: makeinfo is missing on your system. You should only need it if you modified a '.texi' or '.texinfo' ...
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Harddisk not mounting: not recognized under Devices - Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 desktop computer. According to my code I mounted my harddrive and then copy a file in it. I also use 2 USB for this copy operation. Today I got into trouble. Firstly one of ...
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Windows 8 can't override Ubuntu

I had Windows 8 installed on my Asus X5551M, then I installed Ubuntu 14.04 over it. Now I want to go back to Windows 8 to sell the computer. I created a Windows 8 USB using the exe from the Windows ...
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StealRAT on unbuntu server, IP blocked by CBL. Can't work out how to remove [duplicate]

I noticed my mail.log was 4gb in size so I opened it up and it has 12 million lines similar or the same as this: Jul 19 06:53:04 dglcreative postfix/smtp[17863]: 8DAE81267C7: ...
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how to gzip and scp at the same time

I have a file in which i wanted to zip up and at the same time transfer over to another host using scp. I tried to do the following command but failed. I do not mind zipping up and scp over later, ...
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CBL is blocking my IP and I have no IDEA how to fix. Urgent please help :( [closed]

I am new to stack overflow so sorry if I do not get this quite right. I noticed my mail.log was 4gb in size so I opened it up and it has 12 million lines similar or the same as this: Jul 19 06:53:04 ...
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Windows 8 over Ubuntu Can't Override Ubuntu Boot

I had Windows 8 installed on my Asus X5551M, then I installed Ubuntu 14.04 over it. Now I want to go back to Windows 8 to sell the computer. I created a Windows 8 USB using the exe from the Windows ...
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X Error: BadMatch when adding widescreen resolution to Ubuntu

Problem: I upgraded my monitor from 1680x1050 to 2560x1080. In nvidia-settings the maximum resolution I can set is only 1920x1080, leaving a substantial gap on each side of the monitor. The display ...
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Mounting non-usb devices on Virtualbox VM

I have Windows 7 running on bare metal. I have a Haupage TV tuner card installed on there that Win 7 detects and runs smoothly. I have now installed Vitualbox on Win7, and created a Ubuntu VM. I ...
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Ubuntu private and public network via static routing

I'm trying to configure Ubuntu to have a public and a private networking configuration. I have two NIC's, which both have an active connection. I've tried to use some routing rules, but I fail every ...
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How to connect to Ubuntu Server on Azure via password authentication

I've created an Ubuntu Server on Azure. I've specified password as a type of authentication and now I have an SSH url. I can't seem to be able to figure out the correct ssh client connection command ...
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Libre Writer recognises 'Garamond' font when loading a document written in it, but does not have it as a selection

I am using Ubuntu 14, and am loading at Word .doc text file template provided by CreateSpacelink. The text in this template uses a font called Garamond. When I put a cursor over text in the template ...
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Ubuntu: device descriptor read/64, error -71 on boot

I get the following errors when I try to boot into ubuntu (14.04): usb 3-14: device descriptor read/64, error -71 After about 10 seconds I get: usb 3-14: 10:0: cannot get min/max values for ...
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Why is apt-get downloads so slow

I am new to Ubuntu and using 14.04.2. I am finding apt-get downloads extremely slow. Most are coming from security.ubuntu.com or us.archive.ubuntu.com. I am only getting download speeds from 5 to ...
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Do Unix-based Systems retain Daemons or Hardware Information post-Reboot?

Background: I dual-boot Mac OSX Yosemite and Ubuntu 15.04 on a Macbook Pro Retina with rEFInd boot loader. I have a customized daemon for controlling the fans on Ubuntu, the reason being that I have ...
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One-size-fits-all package manager for ubuntu? [closed]

I’m a mac user and I was thinking about switching to Ubuntu since Apple is becoming a little to expensive for me. One of the first things I couldn’t live without is a good package manager. Now, brew ...
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BSOD when hibernating while VirtualBox is open

I have a recurring problem where I get a blue screen of death when I hibernate my computer while I have VirtualBox open. I'm running Windows 7 64-bit with a xubuntu on Ubuntu 14.04 (trusty) guest. I'm ...
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Export from xen to azure

I want to move a Ubuntu Server VM from Xen to Azure Cloud. I exported the VM to a xva format. I converted it to ovf using Citrix XenConvertor and I obtained the vhd file. In Azure I created a disk ...
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Lock screen after > 99 minutes in KDE Plasma 5

I'm using Kubuntu 15.04 and the plasma 5 sytem settings GUI has a very annoying (presumably artificial) upper limit of locking the screen after 99 minutes. Is there some alternative way to set this ...
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How to restore a hard drive from a usb disk image using ubuntu

As a result of a series of events to convoluted to get into, I have a 128gb flashdrive with a windows 7 system disk image on it and a harddrive that I would like to restore it to. That harddrive is ...
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Windows 7 blue screens but Ubuntu14.04 still boots

I have been running a dual boot Windows 7 Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Inspiron N5040 for months. The Windows 7 configured some updates yesterday after which chkdsk reported a lot of filesystem corrruption. ...
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modprobe vmhgfs gives — FATAL: Module vmhgfs not found

I'm trying to get shared folders working in VMware Player 6. My host is a Windows 7 box, and the VM guest is Ubuntu 14.x I'm trying to share an external drive on my Windows machine (F:) with my ...
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How to list vagrant private_network ip addresses

I have a variable number of vagrant boxes running on my computer, most of which have a private_network configured. When I set up a new one I always need to go through my Vagrantfiles to see which IPs ...
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How can I boot a bootable windows 7 installer usb

I have a bootable usb windows 7 installer. It is working in another computer with windows 7. I want to boot it from a computer with zorin OS but I can't. I can see it from my bios menu and I can set ...
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WebCam live stream

I am trying to stream live webcam feed from Ubuntu machine, to a Unity application on pc (they are on the same wifi). For that to work, I need to define in Unity direct URL to video, and it has to be ...
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How to configure DNS servers manually on Ubuntu server via bash?

I still want to use DHCP to obtain IP4 and IP6 addresses. DHCP delivers DNS servers I want that the DNS servers from DHCP are ignored and two servers I specify manually are used instead. Must be done ...
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printer error waste-receptacle-full

The image displays an error I receive when trying to print out from the printer. I am running Ubuntu and am trying to connect to the printer for the first time. Here are some settings: I ...
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Two monitors in VirtualBox Ubuntu guest fails

The host is Windows 8. The guest is Ubuntu Gnome 15.04. My problem is that when I start the machine with two monitors, the right one is black, and the left one shows image but is unresponsive. I can ...
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Move openproject to subfolder using Apache alias

I am trying to install openproject following this manual: https://www.openproject.org/open-source/manual-installation/manual-installation-guide/ I can install the software as the default website ...
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Windows 7 starts blank after booting into Ubuntu 14.04

I have a Thinkpad W520 with a dual boot arrangement using BootIt BM. One partition has Windows 7, the other has Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Problem: Booted Windows fine, went to Ubuntu, booted just fine, shut ...
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Buggy display when using Ubuntu 15 on virtualbox

things just sometimes stick and dont display correctly. Ubuntu 15.04 with unity. examples of faulty screens / displays that just don't seem to refresh correctly: first picture should have looked ...
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How to use ffmpeg ffpreset files

My ffmpeg comes with some ffpreset files: $ ls /usr/share/ffmpeg libvpx-1080p.ffpreset libvpx-360p.ffpreset libvpx-720p50_60.ffpreset libvpx-1080p50_60.ffpreset libvpx-720p.ffpreset I'm ...
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Transfer files Windows 7 and Ubuntu Samba slow

I have Ubuntu Server 14 Connect by SFTP from client Windows 7 to Server Ubuntu and transfer files is slow Also from Windows 7 connect to Drive Ubuntu Samba and is equal transfer files slow Also ...
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Buildroot 2015 Fails glibc

When I try to use buildroot, Glibc fails to compile with this error: checking for suffix of object files... configure: error: in ...
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Making a script executable

I am trying to execute a program (Usearch or samtools) by just typing the name of the program (e.g. usearch [options]) from anywhere. I am running Ubuntu. Instructions say to "add the binary to your ...
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Axel usage with script on UBUNTU

I write a shell-script to download files via axel but always I get a 403 FORBIDDDEN error. At the same time I copied the axel command which generated by my script to terminal manually and it works ...
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Run windows in virtual machine (get ISO image)

I recently overwrote my Windows 8 default installation by installing the Ubuntu OS. Now I feel sorry for not having done a dual boot and I'd like to get a windows 8 ISO file so that I can run windows ...
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Portal 2 won't launch

Usually I can figure this stuff out on my own, but I am stumped with this one: When trying to open portal 2 in steam, I get the preparing to launch portal 2 message, the message closes, then nothing. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 guest cannot detect second virtualbox monitor

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit) VirtualBox setup on VirtualBox 4.3.30. As I understand it, this setup should permit the use of Dual Monitors by the guest OS. The host OS is Windows 7. I have the guest ...
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Sound problems in Ubuntu/Windows

I have Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 and windows 8.1 installed on my laptop. After an Ubuntu update, I'm having problems with audio. The speaker and headphones play at the same time on Ubuntu. Only the ...
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The installation dialog box does not show up after booting from my bootable USB which has Ubuntu in it

I used to create bootable USBs in the following way and it used to work perfectly fine: sudo mount -o loop /path to iso/ /media/iso cp -a /media/iso/. /path to usb flash drive/ sudo syslinux -s ...
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Unable to login to Ubuntu with my password that was created during installation

After the installation of Ubuntu 15.04 on my second laptop using same DVD, I'm unable to login with my password that was created during installation.
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Cut connection if VPN down

How can I effectively cut my Internet connection as soon as my VPN is down, avoiding my leaking my actual IP address? I have tried creating a rule in Gufw to just allow traffic to my newly assigned ...
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How can I install CentOS on the Windows Intel Compute Stick

Intel Compute Stick comes in two versions: one with Windows 8.1 and one with Ubuntu, but the Linux version has half the RAM and far less internal storage and nearly impossible to buy. So I am ...
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no CUDA-capable device is detected (using ubuntu 12.04.4 server)

Migrating this post from stack overflow where it was closed because I feel it is useful I recently installed the cuda toolkit 5.5 with driver 331.67 (I have a GeForce GTX 680). For some reason, I ...
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OK to swap a SATA DVD for a SATA HD?

I'm considering picking up a used Lenovo M58 in its small form factor case to build a linux (ubuntu) server. The M58 has a standard 3.5-inch bay for an internal SATA HD and a 5.25-inch half-height bay ...
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Environment Variable PHPRC got ignored

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 with php5 version 5.5.9 and starting php via spawn-fcgi. In the fcgi starter script I added an environment variable PHPRC and exporting this variable. export ...
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Is shred single pass less secure than srm?

i compared shred -n 1 -v --random-source=/dev/zero file.txt and srm -llvzd file.txt on 16gb file on hdd. ubuntu 14.04. both commands do single pass with zeros. 'srm' needed more than whole night ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Monitor Worked but not Working Now

I'm using NVIDIA GT218 and unable to see my monitors in "Display Settings", following info might help # lspci 00:02.0 Display controller: Intel Corporation Device 041e (rev 06) 01:00.0 VGA ...