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Tinyproxy setting to allow all ip connect? [on hold]

I install tinyproxy in ubuntu 14.04 Ec2 Amazon How to allow all ip connect to this proxy?
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Dual boot, two disks and poweroff unused disk?

I have set up my desktop from scratch as following: MSI B85M-P33 motherboard Crucial Sport 4GB installed RAM, will be expanded soon to at least 8GB Coolermaster N200 case Coolermaster G450M psu ...
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Cannot find grldr in all devices

I'm running wubi on XP machine. Started out originally with 8.04, and gradually upgraded to 10.04. Recently, I was creating linux bootable USB drive, and put it in my system to see if it would work. ...
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“No space left on device” when writing to NTFS on Ubuntu

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 and want to backup data to my external hard drive which is NTFS. When running cp -rp or rsync, I get no space left errors like this: `rsync: mkstemp "/media/Expansion ...
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Hiding files of a certain extension (.pyc) from Nautilus

I would like to hide every .pyc file from Nautilus. I use Ubuntu 10.04. What could I do?
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How to change cursor in Ubuntu Server

I have Ubuntu server installed on my system without x. I was wondering how I could change the cursor type to blinking I beam preferably without installing anything.
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Grub rescue, unknown file system. Can't boot into Windows 7

I am confused, so I am also going to use this question to get clarification and fix my computer. Some background: I had Windows 7 on a 1 TB HDD and decided to partition my hard drive into two ~500 GB ...
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Linux remote control over internet

I have a ARMv7 mini PC in city A, and a laptop in city B. Both of them are behind router and firewalls, ARMv7 is running Ubuntu 14.04, only user is root, Laptopis running ARch. I want to access the ...
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Installing `libxcb1:i386` on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit with multiarch

I have a 32-bit software package (Beyond Compare) and try to install it on an amd64 Ubuntu 14.04 machine. I ran into a lot of dependencies issue and finally traced it to missing libx11-6:i386, which ...
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Accessing a FTP Server

I am facing a baffling problem. For the past month I have used an FTP server, running Ubuntu Server 14.04 and it has worked flawlessly. During that time I was using an old Apple router from the early ...
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Why doesn't /tmp get emptied when symlinked?

I symlinked /tmp to a second hard drive (the root partition is on an SSD and I want to avoid wear). Ever since then, it doesn't get emptied on a reboot. Any idea why? I use Ubuntu 14.10.
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Battery care program in java [closed]

I am looking forward in creating a battery care program for linux like in windows. I need to know : 1) What all will be required to make this program. 2) What all API's in linux will I be needing. ...
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FileZilla outdated Ubuntu repo [closed]

I have two versions of FileZilla One of which I downloaded from their website and is the latest version The other is from: $ apt-cache policy filezilla filezilla: Installed: 3.7.3-1ubuntu1 ...
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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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dual boot linux and Windows [closed]

I want to do dual boot by Ubuntu and windows 8. I have tried for several times but till I am unable to find out the right rule. I am using a HP, dual core, with 2 GB ram, 500GB HDD. Among the 500 GB ...
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How can I manually/force install a specific driver in Ubuntu?

I have recently downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 32-bit and I created a virtual machine using Microsoft Virtual PC (the old one, not the Windows Virtual PC) in order to test it. I did that since my host ...
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Problems with installation libgd3:i386 on ubuntu container

I have a standard ubuntu container (14.04 LTS), created by: lxc-create -B btrfs -t ubuntu -n xxx On this container: libgd3 was installed correctly: LANG=EN_GB apt-get install -f libgd3 Reading ...
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permission denied (publickey) but key seems is present

I hope I didn't overlook an answer but so far it seems I'm hitting a brickwall. I'm using VirtualBox on my Mac OS X with an Ubuntu 12.04 guest system. While it works perfectly fine with password ...
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Is it possible to ping an address:port?

I am not into networking, and I have the following question related to the Linux ping command. Can I only ping an address? For example: miner@raspberrypi ~ $ ping onofri.org PING onofri.org ...
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FFMPEG error while loading shared libraries: libass.so.4: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Problem: I recently 'updated' to Ubuntu 14.10 from Ubuntu 14.04. Since then, whenever I try to issue any command to FFMPEG, I get the following: $ ffmpeg -i ffmpeg: error while loading shared ...
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File sharing between windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04.1

I have been trying all day to connect windows 8.1 and ubuntu 14.04.1 on my local network so I can share files between my two machines. I have them hardwired (ethernet), have set up samba on ubuntu, ...
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How to change resolution past 1024x762?

So my Windows 8.1 broke on me and I have no way to repair it without a disc. I just switched to the latest stable Ubuntu last night until I can get an ISO to repair my Windows 8. I'm curious why my ...
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Is it possible to add application specific key-bindings?

Is it possible to create keyboard shortcut to run an application specific function? I know how to create system wide keyboard shortcuts through Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts, but I don't see a ...
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Cannot install virtualbox-ose-guest-dkms on Ubuntu 10.04

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and kernel: 2.6.38-11-generic-pae. While using VirtualBox, i got this error: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) Please install the virtualbox-ose-dkms package and ...
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Ubuntu unlock ssh key at every usage

I have an SSH private key and I would like to be asked for the password every time if it is used. I don't know how to do this... Thank you!
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The risk of vim -Z (rvim)

Last time I asked about the way to prevent risks caused by these configurations: user_name ALL=(ALL) /usr/bin/vim /etc/httpd/confs/httpd.conf or %group_name ALL=(ALL) /usr/bin/vim ...
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Characters missing when running Ubuntu (security onion)/xMing

I have problems with some characters. I am running Security Onion (which is an Ubuntu variant) through xming. Characters 1 2 3 4 w e r t f m Are not working. All others (to my knowledge) work which ...
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FTP from bash script running from cron not working

I have a script that is run by cron to create backup of a MySQL database and some files. After creating a tar ball and encrypting it with openSSH I have to put it on a remote ftp server. Following is ...
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Connecting a QR reader to Linux

I am trying to connect a QR Code reader via USB to my linux (Debian 5) running in a VM. Here are the tailored outputs of various commands: dmesg $ dmesg [ 1141.368166] usb 1-2.1: new full speed USB ...
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username is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported

I am running ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop using VMware Player. I am not sure why but I have an account called "User Account" in addition to my account that I usually login to use ubuntu. Well that was ...
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tgetent() not found while compiling vim

Currently I'm trying to install the YouCompleteMe extension to my vim setup, but it requires my vim to have the version of 7.3.584 or higher. The vim shipped with my Ubuntu 12.10 is 7.3.547, so I had ...
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How can I install a .deb package in Ubuntu Linux

My friend wanted me to try Ubuntu Linux so I did. Unfortunately I have no idea how to use it. I'm trying to install BlueJ and this is what I did: I got my JDK and used sudo apt-get install ...
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VirtualBox suddenly eats gigabytes of memory

EDIT The original question had lots of speculation but it is all much simpler. See my own answer and this reported bug. I leave the original question in case someone is having similar issues and ...
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Copying only JPG from a directory structure to another location Linux

I wish to recursively go through the folders of a directory structure and copy any .jpg I find into another directory. I think I had the wrong idea with: cp -R photos/*.jpg /cpjpg How can I do ...
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Self rotating screen

I'm using Ubuntu Linux and every hour or so (seems random) one of my two screens flips vertically for a few seconds and then turns back to normal. I tried reinstalling the nvidia drivers but it didn't ...
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Network devices disabled

I've been running the Lucid Lynx alpha since first release and only now, after recently putting my computer into suspend then restarting, has the networking failed completely. Both wireless and ...
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Differences in nc (netcat) options on Ubuntu vs RedHat

nc -q -1 local host ${PORT} ${CMD} In Ubuntu, nc may be used as above, with the -q option. See manpage. -q after EOF on stdin, wait the specified number of seconds and then quit. If seconds is ...
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Where the Ubuntu's source can be gotten?

Where can I get Ubuntu's source code? Actually I want It's kernel's code. I know I can get the kernel from kernel.org but as I found out that Ubuntu does some patching on the kernel I want to know ...
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How to configure postfix Ubuntu with a tk domain

I have a free my.tk domain and I want to send emails with it using postfix running on my Ubuntu server. Please look at the my.dot.tk website and post a step by step tutorial on how to configure ...
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How can I create a server where I can access it over the internet?

I am trying to create a computer that has Ubuntu on it. I then want to be a able to access this computer over the internet (I can be somewhere else and "log-on" to be computer). I would prefer if I ...
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What FLOSS DB design tool for Linux would you recommend?

I want to find a relational DB design tool for Linux, that could export DB schema for MySQL, SQLite and PostreSQL at least. And it should be handy, of course. Good-looking GUI is also a plus ;-) I use ...
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How to use iPhone internet tethering via USB with Ubuntu 10.04?

What are the steps to use iPhone 3G Internet tethering via USB on Ubuntu 10.04? What software do I need to install on Ubuntu for this? The phone is detected and I am able to play its songs in ...
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What have I done wrong with my Postfix config?

My mailserver has been sending emails fine and dandily to newsletter subscribers via the Mandrill app, but I have not been receiving emails on the domains I want, I only want mails to go to the user ...
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MySQL don't start (ubuntu): [ERROR] /usr/sbin/mysqld: unknown option '--skip-locking'

I can't start MYSQL. I changed a parameter in WEBMIN in the main mysql configuration: SKIP LOCKING OF TABLE FILES?... the original value was "NO", and I changed to "YES" This is the LOG file: ...
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Read-only file system error for a 4TB WD RED HDD under Ubuntu 14.04

I have two 4TB WD RED HDDs in a machine running Ubuntu 14.04. One drive is perfectly normal, but the other one does not allow writes. The error says Read-only file system (30) in Midnight Commander. ...
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Grub installed as UEFI instead of legacy

I've been seeking answers to my GRUB problem for a while, but now I have a theory. When I first set up my computer (Alienware M17x) my research told me that Linux would have to be booted in an ...
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Using utorrent server with symbolic links

Recently I installed the utorrent-server (version 3.3) on Ubuntu (ver. 13.04) so I could have a familiar UI to work with when I'm not using my Windows laptop. It seems to work fine for the most part, ...
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which mail program will be used in crontab?

Platform: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS User: root Desc: If there is any output to stdout/stderr in execution, crontab will collect them and mail to correspond owner. In my case, it is 'root'. When I look at ...