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How to turn off auto focus to the pair of bracket in GNU Emacs 23

I installed GNU Emacs 23 on my Ubuntu 12.10 system. When I write a pair of brackets it will focus the cursor to the open parenthesis. I have tried to turn off it but I can't find this option. Can ...
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Code Editor Permission On Ubuntu [duplicate]

how do I give my code editor permission to save to "opt/lampp/htdocs" on my Ubuntu system?
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How do you use sftp with gedit on Ubuntu?

Do you need a plugin to edit sftp files on a remote server with gedit? Which one works best? What about (non-secure) ftp?
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Cannot get Ubuntu 13.10 to work with AMD Catalyst 13.12 - black screen

I have installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 13.10 x64 and AMD Catalyst 13.12. When booting up, I see the Ubuntu logo splash screen for a second, then it just goes to a black screen. I am using the R9 290x ...
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Editing CSV files in Ubuntu

What is a good way to edit CSV files in Ubuntu? The files look something like this: This,is,data,with,a,header 2,2,3,4,, 1,,3,,6,6 ,5,3,5,5,6 1,2,,,, 1,2,3,4,8,6 1,,9,,5,9 -1,,3,4,5,6 1,2,0,4,5,6 ...
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No sound after Ubuntu upgrade

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and now have no sound. This seems to be a common problem, but the answers on the Ubuntu forums aren't working for me. #> aplay -l aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards ...
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I have to “startx” manually after ubuntu upgrade

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and now it always boots into a black screen. I did apt-get purge "nvidia*" and reinstalled the kernel and since then as a workaround I can log into another VT and type ...
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No pipe symbol in Ubuntu 11.04 running in Windows 7 x64 VirtualBox

For some reason I cannot type a pipe(|) symbol with US keyboard in Ubuntu while I can do it in Windows 7 which also uses US keyboard. Normally I use left-shift with the button next to it to type a ...
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How can I get information about an network interface uptime?

I have an Ubuntu machine and a Debian machine. On both I want to be able to see for how long an network interface has been connected. (That is, connected to a network getting an IP etc. Not the ...
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Can't mount filesystem on HD that came from WD NAS

I have a WD NAS drive, I need to recover some deleted files, so I've taken the drive out and plugged it into an Ubuntu machine to get direct access to the filesystem... When I check the drive in ...
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Can't recover GUI after stopping lightdm to install Cuda drivers

I used the following command to stop lightdm and X inorder to install cudo drivers and now I'm unable to recover my Ubuntu GUI sudo /etc/init.d/lightdm stop replace stop with start in the above ...
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SSH Agent Forwarding not working even when using `ssh -A`

First of all, I've checked all the following Agent Forwarding not working Extra configuration required for ssh-agent forwarding? SSH Agent Forwarding Not Working ...
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Stardict main window is hidden

I use Stardict in Ubuntu 12.04 and everything was fine. But recently the main window (with settings, vocabularies etc) stops displaying for me. I have tried everything, but this window is not showing ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 Live CD: Trying to restore by broken Grub

ello, I am trying to fix my Grub on the live cd of ubuntu 9.10. (i have a backup in ./home/myuser/Desktop) Now, i've got access to the ./home/myuser folder, but now it has two files: 'readme.txt' ...
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Cannot launch Chromium after rebooting

I accidentally switched off my computer earlier. After rebooting, I tried to launch Chromium browser as usual, but it did not open. I got this message: ...
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What is using up all my memory? - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server

This is a physical server, not a VPS, it is a Shuttle mini server with Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU D525 @ 1.80GHz and a single stick of 2GB ram. It has a JMicron Technology Corp. JMC250 PCI Express ...
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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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Access my own Virtualbox' services?

Basic newbie question and I did search a bit. I have Windows 7, installed Virtualbox, installed Ubuntu 14.04 in it. It runs fine and I can sudo apt-get just fine. What I want it for is its LAMP ...
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Swap partition size on a 64 GB RAM computer for memory-intensive work

I have 64 GB RAM and 240 GB SSD on my computer, which I'm going to use for memory-intensive calculations (machine learning, data mining, etc.). Most of the advice I found on the Internet are ...
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How to direct sound to one headphone ubuntu vlc? [duplicate]

My right earpiece is gone. So , I would like to send the sound only to left headphone . Is it possible ??the thing is , some sound is low in one earpiece and high in other , like the base is very low ...
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Spoofing internet ip on ubuntu

I want to spoof my internet ip on my Ubuntu 10.10 system so that I can access country specific websites. Can some one please tell me how to go about this?
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Running Ubuntu on Toshiba L630

I was suffering with the following error while trying to install Ubuntu onto my Toshiba L630: kernel_thread_helper+0x0 0x10 I bypassed the error and managed to install the OS by going into the ...
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Can you do keyboard shortcuts in gedit?

Not sure if I am missing something very obvious here, but it looks like you can't set your own key bindings in gedit. I've looked around on the ubuntu support forums and Googled around, but apart from ...
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How can you check the number of audio channels available in a USB DAC?

I'm writing a music application for Ubuntu that needs to know how many channels are available on the system. I have a USB DAC with 10 channels and another with 2. How can I read the number of channels ...
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Getting the local IP address in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

I am trying to get my locally assigned IP address from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with ifconfig and what I'm getting is my external IP address (in other words, it's the same IP I see on whatismyip.com) When ...
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MuseScore MIDI synth makes noise and hissing

My settings for MuseScore (Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit) are essentially the same as I specified in this question. When I play music, all I hear is a hissing sound reminiscent of brown noise. What can I do to ...
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setup L2TP on Ubuntu 10.10

I'm following this guide to setup a VPS on my Ubuntu VPS: http://riobard.com/blog/2010-04-30-l2tp-over-ipsec-ubuntu/ My config files are setup as in that guide, openswan version is 2.6.26 I think.. ...
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Toshiba A200 laptop running Ubuntu hangs/freezes when plugged in

My Toshiba laptop worked perfectly for three months or so in Ubuntu recovery mode but now it hangs/freezes every hour and when it's plugged in. I spend eight hours a day on an average on my laptop. I ...
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Util for trimming output to terminal width?

When I do ps aux The output gets nicely trimmed to the width of my terminal, so that long process descriptions don't take more than one line. However, if I pipe it into anything else, the long ...
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Ubuntu partition deleted and cannot boot

I accidentally deleted my Ubuntu 14.04LTS partition lately (with Arconis Disk Director under Windows 7), now I cannot boot either into Ubuntu or Windows. After I start my computer, I will be brought ...
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`mv` creates a hard link instead of move or rename file or directory

I'm experiencing very weird issue with moving and renaming directories and files using mv I have never experienced before. The weirdest thing is that it's happening on Ubuntu as well as on Cygwin on ...
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My Ubuntu Laptop (Inspiron 14z) brightness function key does not work upon upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04

My laptop with Ubuntu 12.04, everything worked fine including all hardware function keys, but when i upgraded to 14.04, the brightness 'Fn + F4/F5' stopped working. I googled and followed a couple of ...
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ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)

So at first I was getting this error when trying to create databases for use in phpmyadmin. ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) I ...
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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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Reduce the size of windows in Ubuntu (14.04)

Sorry to bother you with a question probably very stupid, but I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity, and for some reasons, the windows seems to have a "minimal size". This is extremely annoying when I ...
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2500 js files iinfected. Remove specific malicious code from them at once

I had an attack those days and my server's js files got infected. 2500 of js files have this code on top of them. I'm trying to use sed to clean those files from this code at once but I can't achieve ...
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using Virtual box VDI as usb stick

I have ubuntu installed on a virtual box , I installed a software named XYZ on it, Now I want to make this VDI file burn on a USB so I can install it on any PC, is this possible? my main goal is that ...
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How to download and install specific version of sun-java6-jdk on ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu version 12.04 (via VM) I downloaded and installed java: sudo apt-get install python-software-properties sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner" ...
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Unable to load libstdc++.so.5 on Ubuntu Linux

I'm trying to execute a binary and it says ./xtensoftphone: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory. This library is indeed ...
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Why does the “date -u” command show time 25 seconds ahead of “export TZ=UTC; date”?

I am running clockspeed-0.62 (DJB software) on Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander). I have setup time zones so that /usr/share/zoneinfo is a link to /usr/share/right, and I have setup an up-to-date ...
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Wi-Fi not showing up after kernel upgrade from 3.10 to 3.16 in Ubuntu 14.04

I upgraded the kernel in Ubuntu 14.04 from 3.10 to 3.16. My system is a Lenovo G510 59398431. After that the option “enable wifi” in the drop-down of wireless icon on the desktop is not there. Even in ...
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Ubuntu Alert: /dev/mapper/localhost-root does not exist. Dropping to a shell

I'm currently using Ubuntu Maverick, and whenever I try to use a kernel newer than 2.6.32-21, I get this message: ALERT! /dev/mapper/localhost-root does not exist. Dropping to a shell! Does ...
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Connect to external VPN from an Ubuntu Guest machine on Virtual Box

I have the folding VirtualBox setup: My host machine running a Kubuntu 14.04. My guest machine is running Kubuntu 14.04 as well. My host machine is connected to office A’s LAN and has access to ...
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ubuntu mono font on vim across linux and windows have different spacing?

On Windows gVim: On Ubuntu gVim (same on Vim): Why is the padding across the two operating systems so different? Is this a changeable feature?
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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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RAID: Switched from W2K12 Hyper-V to Ubuntu

Until yesterday I was using Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V. I had two RAID sets: one 600GB (2 disks) and one 3TB (2 disks). The first was connected to Windows Server. The second was passed through to an ...
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iptables Rules gets reseted after Reboot@Ubuntu Server

I made a entry in blockfacebook table to DROP 173.252.74.0/18. Now, I tried to remove it using iptables -D blockfacebook 8 (173.252.74.0 is in the 8th line) and then I viewed the iptables ...
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ssh from chromebook to ubuntu pc on local network using host names

I have a chromebook and two PCs running ubuntu. I can SSH between the ubuntus using their host names without any problems. But when I try to ssh using the secure shell extension on the chromebook, ...
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Can't install Windows 8 on new Hard Drive Sony Vaio

I have a Sony E14127CN laptop. Its hard drive crashed, so I bought a new Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 hard disk as a replacement for the old Toshiba MQ01ABD075. But when I try to install Windows 8, it ...
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Writing a CPU/RAM usage log over a period of time to file on Ubuntu 12.04

I am looking for a way to write the CPU utilization into a text file every 10 seconds. How might I go about setting this up? I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.