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Why is audacity recording at a slower speed

A while ago I used Audacity to record the output from the computer speakers by using PulseAudio Volume Control to redirect the output to the "microphone". It worked fine. I then used Effect > Change ...
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Reinstalling Ubuntu on a partitioned hard drive

I had Win7 installed on my laptop, then created a partition and installed Ubuntu on it so I can dual boot. However, being pretty new to Ubuntu I have messed around too much and would simply like to ...
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Ubuntu: secure a folder & contents ?

Assuming that the root user is pretty much off limits, how would one go about securing a folder & its contents so that viewing & using it or anything in it is denied? e.g. ls would not ...
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Not able to connect an external monitor

I am new to ubuntu and I am facing this behavior and don't know what to do. I would appreciate any help. I am trying to connect external monitor via VGA(I tried even via HDMI,but no use) but not able ...
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How to automate running the dhclient for wwan0?

in Linux Mint 17 I have to run sudo dhclient every time I connect and disconnect to/from the Internet using a mobile broadband dongle, because otherwise the connection is declared active but when I ...
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configuring synergy with dual monitor server on top of single monitor client

I'm trying (and failing) to configure synergy with a dual monitor ubuntu synergy server on top of a single monitor Windows client: |-------------------------||-------------------------| | ...
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Windows8.1+Ubuntu 14.04 NTFS as unallocated space [duplicate]

Hi There are so many question related to dual boot with windows & ubuntu but my problem is different I could find a solution for this. I formatted my system and installed window 8 and then ...
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Ubuntu installer does not recognize existing OS and partitions

I just bought a Toshiba Satellite L55-B5276 (i-5 core, 8 GB RAM) with pre-installed Windows 8. I brought it to our IT guy and he swiped off Windows 8 and replaced it with Windows 7. He partitioned the ...
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How to install my USB to VGA adapter on linux? I'm on Ubuntu 12.04

I bought a USB 3.0 to VGA adapter (also comatible with 2.0) and the driver that comes with is "FLUSBVGA-1.1.258.0 (1).exe" for Windows. I'm on Ubuntu 12.04 and I can't find support for this adapter. ...
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Virtual Domain Cpu Time limit

I'm running Munin on Ubuntu 14.04 to monitor my virtual machines (running KVM, libvirt). I often get a notification that CPU usage on my base system is 'critical': mydomain :: Virtual Domain Cpu Time ...
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Is there a mininimum font size setting for Anti-Aliasing for Java apps like Android Studio

When I try to use choose a font for the editor in Android Studio, it doesn't apply Anti-Aliasing on fonts for smaller sizes. With the Ubuntu Mono font Anti-Aliasing only appears after size 20, other ...
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How to format to NTFS my EXT4 partition on Windows 8?

I'd like to format one of my partitions to NTFS which is EXT4 at the moment and an ubuntu is installed on, that I don't need anymore. I can't see the partition in My Computer and I've never tried ...
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How solve permission problems for docker in ubuntu?

I have installed docker as described here. I use Ubuntu Trusty 14.04 (LTS) (64-bit). Everything during installation was well. Also command $ sudo docker run -i -t ubuntu /bin/bash completes well ...
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Resize linux parition without reinstalling

Here's what my partition table looks like. How can I expand the 20 GB / partition without having to reinstall everything? I'd like it to be, say, 50 GB.
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How can I access owncloud files by the owncloud server?

I want to see owncloud files by again the owncloud server machine. Do I need tot install client program to the server machine anyway or is there any other method to reach the owncloud files in the ...
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how to format read only pendrive

My Pendrive is of read only format No delete file option is enabled I tried GParted the format to option is disabled Kindly give me some effective command line to format my pendrive Thanks in ...
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Running lengthy shutdown script on ubuntu

I need to perform some cleanup work before shutdown that will take 15 to 150 seconds on Kununtu 14.10. The cleanup action should be start after all network services like sshd, ftpd, samba etc. are ...
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Remove GRUB 2.02 Beta 2

I want to remove GRUB 2.02 Beta 2. Due to installation of Ubuntu 14.04, GRUB 2.02 Beta 2 get automatically install. I want to replace it with GRUB 2. How to do that?
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Grub rescue after corrupted hard-drive (“read-only filesystem”)

I run xubuntu 12.04 alongside a NTFS storage partition and a windows 8 partition. I moved my MySQL data directory off the xubuntu (ext4) partition, onto the NTFS partition, and did an import of a ...
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SSH password for user works from terminal, not in FTP

I just changed the user password for a user on Ubuntu with: $passwd However i can login just fine with the password in SSH. I can no longer login to FTP. What can i do to troubleshoot? Or even ...
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openerp-server stops and goes down

I've installed Odoo/OpnnERP, and I've put the openerp-server daemon in /etc/init.d to get it started automatically on Ubuntu startup. It gets started normally on every reboot and works fine. But ...
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Unexpected behaviour in vim solarized with urxvt

I get the following garbage characters as @k displayed in vim when using solarized in urxvt. However when i resize the window the issue disappears. note that I am using i3wm as my window manager. My ...
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GRUB Bootloader selection window showing 2 times

Currently I have installed 4 os on my 2 HDDs, Windows 7, Windows XP, Ubuntu 14.04 & Open Suse 12.3, in same order. Before I have Installed Open Suse. GRUB was showing options: Windows XP Windows ...
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Windows partition NO LONGER viewable/mountable from Linux,

Surprisigly, I had full access to my C: partition from a live-usb Ubuntu session...until I didn't. When I now attempt to mount the windows partition, Ubuntu tells me that the partition can't be ...
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How to password protect USB UEFI boot on 8.1 w Secure Boot Disabled when Boot Order is USB-DVD-HD

I had to reverse my boot order to install dualboot Ubuntu 14.04 and have Secure Boot disabled. After the install I can (only) boot linux with rEFInd on DVD - which is fine for now. It will take a ...
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install glassfish independently, or from netbeans?

I'm running Ubuntu on a desktop and laptop, and use Netbeans as an IDE. On the desktop, $/glassfish-4.1 has everything configured properly. I may have copied a JAR for MySQL over to the libs folder, ...
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Cannot boot windows after uninstalling Ubuntu

So a while ago I had a dual-boot of Ubuntu and Windows 8. Then I upgraded to Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu couldn't be accessed, but I was just messing around anyway so forgot about it. Recently I tried to ...
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How to share VPN established in VMware guest VM with host

Is there a way to share a VPN connection which is established in a VMware guest running Windows 7 with the host running Ubuntu 14.04? I tried NAT and Bridge, but I cannot seem to access VPN endpoints ...
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How to prevent cups from timing out jobs

I upgraded from Ubuntu Precise (12.04) to Trusty (14.04) and now it seems CUPS times out jobs and automatically deletes them after exactly 3 hours. However I usually do not have the printer running ...
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Povray “hangs” on Ubuntu 14.04

I've installed PovRay 3.7 on a Ubuntu 14.04 server using the default "povray" package to experiment with it as a tool to dynamically generate graphics for a website. Whichever script I try, it keeps ...
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Disable autoconfiguration of new network interface on Linux desktop

I am running Ubuntu Linux (desktop) and whenever I insert an external network card to my computer, it automatically creates a new interface (that is okay) but also instantly giving the interface an IP ...
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Block traffic to server based on known bad hosts list

there used to be a project like denyhosts that would block bad ips from reaching your server but as far as i understand that is now dead? ...
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Postfix 'No route to host' even when port is set to 2525

All I want to be able to do is send email from my ubuntu server, I do not need to receive. Whenever I attempt to send an email to an outside domain such as gmail, the email never resolves and it stays ...
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server randomly becoming unresponsive [migrated]

I've been having a sporadic issue that seems to occur completely at random with one of our Ubuntu servers. The server will randomly decide to stop responding to connections on all services (SSH, HTTP, ...
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I'm using VMWare Player to run Ubuntu 14.04 on a Windows 8 Host and the 3d acceleration checkbox for the VM is disabled

Ubuntu 14.04 is usable, but noticeably slower in the Unity interface, apparently due to lack of hardware 3d acceleration, and I see in the VM settings that there is a checkbox to enable hardware 3d ...
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Robocopy equivalent in Linux that supports Multi-threading

I personally love Robocopy for one major feature. The /MT command to allow multi-threaded connections. Is there an equivalent tool in Linux that provides the same functionality? Its really useful ...
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GParted has grayed out “Manage flags”

I am running Ubuntu from a USB pen on a laptop, and trying to partition the disk on the laptop. There are currently no partitions. The partition table (type) is 'gpt'. I would like to set some flags, ...
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Why does Ubuntu mount the wrong partition as root?

I am messing around with a problem of Ubuntu mounting a backup of my root partition residing on a different disk as / instead of the real one. I think the problem has been triggered by a clash of ...
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SSH can not connect remotely, but I can ssh via local ip

This is a new server with ubuntu 14.04. I can ssh locally (via 192.168..). But when I ssh remotely it cannot be connected after I input the password. There is a firewall on the server, but the 22 ...
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How do I permanently reset the UUID of a partition?

I have just started experiencing problems on my Ubuntu install with a (dd cloned) backup of my boot partition - residing on another drive - "taking over" the root mount when booting. So I have, from ...
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Make hidden folders invisible sftp

My client needed sftp server for sharing files, so I created sftp server on a amazon ec2 ubuntu machine and added different users. Now their need is when user login to sftp server either via winscp ...
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Wlll reversing boot order in Win 8.1 provide a measure of safety when attempting dual-boot install of Ubuntu 14.04?

I am brand new here please notify me if I am not properly styling my question, thanks. I am ready to install dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 from LiveUSB but I am appalled by how many people have problems ...
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Optimizing partitions for Dual Boot install Ubuntu 14.04 w/ Windows 8.1 on HP 2000 What is current Best Practice consensus? [closed]

I intended to ask generally the current Best Practics for installing dual boot WIn 9/Ubuntu 14.04 but am narrowing it down to the partition aspect for this thread. MY SITUATION (Skip directly to ...
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Neighbor solicitation or advertisement not forwarded between interfaces

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed in a VirtualBox VM on a Windows 8 host computer. Windows 8 had a hosted (wireless) network to which I can connect with my Android phone. The eth0 interface of my VM is ...
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failed to access perfctr msr - When running Fedora on a VM

I'm trying to run a Virtual Machine with Fedora, and I choose to "Start fedora" from a list where I can start it or troubleshoot problems. The I get the following output: [ 0.00000] tsc: Fast TSC ...
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Kernel panic appearing when cloning discs from Ubuntu live USB

This PC has been working properly since built in 2009. It has got Ubuntu 14.04 and never appeared to have any kernel panic situation in the past. One day I decided to boot from Live USB, replace the ...
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Ubuntu/Mac Setup — Show Samba and Netatalk

I have setup Netatalk at my home for Time Machine backups, and I would also like for my samba shares to show up on my MacBook. Here is what I currently see: ...
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Error Booting from PCI-E Drive

To cut straight to the point. I have a computer. It has two solid state drives. One is pci-e, one is not. They both have ubuntu installed on them. I can boot from one hard drive, but I cannot boot ...
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Passing the output of locate as an argument to an editor

What I mean is doing this in a 1-liner: ubu@ubuntu:~$ locate filename.sh /home/ubu/path/to/filename.sh ubu@ubuntu:~$ gedit /home/ubu/path/to/filename.sh I can't seem to figure out the right piping ...
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Apply keyboard mapping to external keyboard without restarting Ubuntu

I use Lubuntu 14.04, and have the following in .xmodmap: remove Lock = Caps_Lock keycode 0x42 = Control_L add Control = Control_L Which turns CapsLock into an extra Control key. This works fine for ...