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Automatic update to 3.1.0 beta (2014-03-28 r65330) on Ubuntu 12.04

I am re-asking this question on behalf of ECII who originally asked it on stackoverflow but which got shut down: ...
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Ubuntu + CISCO VPNC CLIENT for my new ubuntu version (32 bit )

I have newest Ubuntu Linux version 10.04.4 (32 bit ) I want to install Cisco VPNC client on this linux machines in order to connect to other customers I little confuse , which VPNC cisco version ...
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Ignore all dependencies for a specific package with apt-get

This is a very specific question which google didn't help answering. I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 with apt 0.9.7.7ubuntu4 for amd64 compiled on Oct 3 2013 15:25:56. I want to install Erlang from a .deb ...
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Why is Wine not seeing that I have mono 3 installed?

I'm using ubuntu 13.10 64bit. Does anyone have an idea why the following might be happening? # wine --version wine-1.4.1 # mono --version Mono JIT compiler version 3.0.6 (Debian ...
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Failed to open stream: No such file or directory

I have made a backup of all archives from ftp, deleted them all them copied all folders to the same place. Now I got this error: Warning: require(/../private/shADMIN/fuel/app/bootstrap.php): failed ...
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Roundcube login error

Using postfix, courier-imap, courier-pop, roundcube I get this error when trying to login through the roundcube web login: [08-Apr-2014 11:44:04 +0000]: IMAP Error: Login failed for [email protected] ...
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Ubuntu Linux sudo groupadd option menu keeps showing

I'm a beginner to Ubuntu and Linux. Every time I try to do a groupadd in my Ubuntu terminal the options for groupadd show up and I dont know why. I enter this in my home directory: sudo groupadd –g ...
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FTP user permissions Ubuntu

I have a question about ftp rights on Ubuntu. I want to give a user only permission on 2 or more directories. The user may only see this directories. What file do I need to edit and what do I need to ...
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wake laptop over hdmi from tv?

I have XBMC setup on my laptop, which is connected to my tv via an HDMI cable. On the laptop I am running ubuntu 13.10. Would it be possible to have my laptop sleep and wake depending on whether the ...
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Wake laptop on lan via wireless printer?

I know how ridiculous this sounds, but I am curious if it would be possible. Basically, I have a laptop that I would like to wake on lan, but I dont want to have to run a cable through my house. There ...
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Chrome (Ubuntu) opens a new tab for magnet links. How can i tell it to download them instead?

EDIT: duplicate of https://askubuntu.com/questions/108925/how-to-tell-chrome-what-to-do-with-a-magnet-link/133693 When I click on a magnet file link in Chrome (v31.0.1650.57 in Ubuntu) it tries to ...
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Corrupted profile using Linux live cd. Explanation?

I was playing around with a Linux Live CD (Ubuntu; USB) and tried changing the password of one of my non-admin accounts through the terminal following these instructions. After restarting, the icon ...
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What is the correct way to configure a linux installation's partition system?

FIRST Sorry if this is technically a duplicate. i Have searched for the information and was unable to find it in any of the answers or forums. SECOND Since SE likes to close questions that don't get ...
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Write Linux System Information to File

I'm very new to Ubuntu. In my brief experience, I've been increasingly impressed with whats available. Currently, I'm trying to log some system information periodically. I'm trying to figure out if ...
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error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'

Recently I tried to exit out of a game client (Diablo 3) and my computer completely froze up. I tried to use Ctrl+Alt+Delete to force it to close after about 3 minutes and got no response. After ...
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how to remove mp3 Subtitles

How to remove embedded subtitles from a MP3 file in Linux? I have a mp3 file with subtitles in it (it is sound of a movie in another language , so you don't have to download the movie again just ...
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Packages in (K)ubuntu

1) First question How to list really installed packages in ubuntu? The problem of dpkg --get-selections (the command written in almost any forum) is that its second column (= install / deinstall) ...
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Linux networking, Windows DNS server and DNS name resolution

This is a follow up question on Windows DNS sometimes can't pick up my VM's hostname. Previously I thought the problem is at the Windows DNS side, but now I'm not sure, because I'm trying to ...
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How to install MediaTek MT7610U (RT2860) driver

MediaTek provides Linux driver for USB Wi-Fi dongles based on MT7610U (chipset RT2860, I personally have ipTIME A1000UA). I downloaded MT7610U USB V3.0.0.2 (direct link), extracted the archive and: $ ...
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Allow PPTPD Clients to Communicate

Ive set up a PPTPD VPN server on an Ubuntu 12.04 Machine. I have 3 machines connected to it, 2 of which are on the same network and one that is on a separate network. All 3 are on the VPN, and can ...
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virtualbox: new host key combination not saved after change

I want to change my host key combination in the Virtualbox that is currently alt gr. To do so, I go to: file -> preferences -> Input -> Virtual Machine , then clicking on the field beside ...
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ZPanel configuring DNS for multiple domains

I want to have nameserver ns1.primary.com and ns2.primary.com to be used by all my domains. I've created domain primary.com and other secondary domains through zpanel and created DNS entries for ...
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Debian: updating package lists with apt-offline, --simulate not understood for apt-get update

I can't use apt-offline to update my package lists, which means that I will get many 404s when trying to install older versions of packages that it thinks it's downloading from the .sig file it ...
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Using 5.1 surround to play back 3 independent stereo streams

I built a small home server recently. It runs Ubuntu Server 12.04 and has a sound card (Via VT1708) with 3 audio jacks - which I want to use as 3 independent stereo outputs to play back (potentially ...
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MFT is corrupt, cannot read its unmapped extend record

I am running a dual boot installation (Windows 7, Ubuntu 64bit) with a shared NTFS partition. Windows was running over night. I normally shut down the computer the next morning. The other day when I ...
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Almost all files are missing from phone's storage and sdcard

I unplugged phone from usb (didnt do anything at all but charge the phone) and I immediately found out that almost every file in phone storage and removable sdcard vanished. I havent wrote anything to ...
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Deleting Files from Secondary BTSync Client Files remain in Ubuntu VPS but invisible

I installed BTSync on my VPS which is running Ubuntu 13.10. I set up a drop folder where I would transfer my files & that would sync to my home PC. I would then delete things on my home PC (not ...
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How to keep Pidgin avatar image in sync with Yahoo! Messenger avatar image

I use Pidgin on Ubuntu 13.10 and Yahoo! Messenger on Windows. When I change my avatar image on Windows, the change is not seen by Pidgin. I think that what happens instead is that Pidgin updates the ...
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How can I print a large web page to a single-page pdf with custom dimensions?

I am trying to convert this page to a single-page, 19 x 13 pdf file. I am running Firefox under Ubuntu and trying to use the Print To File option, but it is splitting the web page into multiple ...
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How to keep truecrypt from making a .truecrypt folder (ubuntu)

So I extracted the tar that the installer gave me and it all works except whenever I run truecrypt it puts a .truecrypt folder in my home witch I do not want to happen. So how do i stop it?
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Chroot sftp jail seems to be insistent on not working

So I followed this guide to the letter: http://markshust.com/2013/04/01/how-setup-chrootd-sftp-account-linux and a few other guides as well, but I seem to be incapable of getting a connection. I am ...
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Mounting GoFlex NAS in Ubuntu fails with Permission denied from fstab only

I can mount a NAS from Ubuntu from the command line with: sudo mount -t cifs //192.168.0.110/GoFlex\ Home\ Public /media/goflex -o user=,pass= However, when I add the following line to /etc/fstab: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't boot after setting up build-environment

I dual booted my PC , with Ubuntu 12.04 alongside windows 7 64 bit, I tried to set up build -environment on my Linux ... so I followed post 2 and post 3 from this thread I installed everything which ...
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hd0 out of disk, grub rescue> when botting up off a USB drive ONLY with HP EliteBook

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on a bootable USB drive. It works well with 2 laptops (meaning, laptops boot successfully off the USB drive). However, when I connect the USB drive to a HP EliteBook ...
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CGPS: GPS Timeout - Sierra Wireless

I'm trying to setup a GPS on a computer that I've recently built. Ubuntu 12.04. GPS is from Adafruit connected to a Sierra MC7700 card which is connected to a MikroTik RB14eU. Setup for the GPS ...
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How to increase performance of a computer? [closed]

Currently I use Lenovo G62 laptop which runs on Windows 7 Home Premium. It has a 3 GB RAM and Intel i5 processor. Also Ubuntu 12.04 is installed along side Windows. For some days my laptop is really ...
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What is wrong with Korean displaying on the browser?

When I display Korean letters on Google Chrome browser on Ubuntu Linux, I see that the fonts are rendered, but the spacing is wrong. It looks like this: A close up: What is wrong, and how can I ...
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Wy is mysqldump producing structure only

OS Version: Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS MySQL server version: Server version: 5.5.35-0ubuntu0.12.04.2 (Ubuntu) I have been using the following command to produce a data dump: mysqldump -u someuser ...
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Releasing disk space on guest, reduces free space on host

I am using vmplayer on Windows 7 with guest os = Ubuntu 12.04 I have faced this situation before, so this time I carefully noticed. Below is what happened: I empty the trash in Ubuntu. The free ...
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Path slashes disappear on coloured bash prompt

So in my .bashrc, I set my prompt to be colourful by setting PS1 to \[\e]0;\u@\h: \w\a\]${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[01;32m\]\u@\h\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[01;34m\]\w\[\033[00m\]$ For some ...
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need the debug commands for deleting partitions on a pc woth no OS

I am having some trouble with my laptop.. I had win 7 64 vit preinstalled and ubantu 12.04 LTS recently installed. my sister says she did something on win 7. according to her, she accidentally deleted ...
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BitTorrent sync file permissions (UBUNTU)

I started using BitTorrent sync last night, as a do-it-yourself Dropbox project, and it works amazing, except for one thing... On my Ubuntu 13.10 laptop, all the file permissions are messed up, and ...
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Filesystem access in VirtualBox

I have Windows 8.1 installed on a VM using virtualbox. My host system is Ubuntu 13.04. I use windows for testing, and also for tortoiseSVN. For some reason, commiting on tortoise takes way too much ...
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Stop screen dimming after 60 seconds - Ubuntu on a MacBook Air

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook air - everything works fine, apart from the fact that the screen dims after 60 seconds of activity. Is there any way to stop this? My computer is on mains ...
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VNC over SSH tunnel between Ubuntu Desktops 12.04 ¿All three 22, 5900 and 6000 ports open?

Ok, finally I got VNC over SSH tunnel working on LAN, but the objective is to use it on Internet, so I'm a little worried about the open ports the server has. Scanning the ports, I can see these ports ...
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apt can't install or fully remove gcc

I recently did a fresh install of Ubuntu, I got into a mess trying to install gcc-4.8, I've tried a few different things and now I'm stuck trying to get back to where I started. #> sudo apt-get ...
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The network setting for /etc/network/interfaces for static IP of a supernet address

I want to change my Ubuntu to static IP. My current IP setting is: eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0c:29:xx:xx:xx inet addr:192.168.16.59 Bcast:192.168.31.255 Mask:255.255.240.0 ...
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DNS query only works for Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) but not short name

This is a Linux (Ubuntu 13.10) VM guest in the Windows host & environment. When doing DNS query, only the FQDN entries have returns while the short names are not (see below). Why is that? My ...
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Getting Kinect Serial on Ubuntu

I connected a new Kinect (XBOX 360) to my Ubuntu 12.04 Machine. Using lsusb I tried to find the serial number of the Kinect device. But I get the following output: iManufacturer 2 Microsoft ...
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Ubuntu sometimes immediately shuts down when power button is pressed (but only sometimes)

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 on my Lenovo Y500 laptop, and I'm getting strange behavior surrounding the power button. The series of events goes something like this: I turn on my computer and enter ...