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Connecting Ubuntu Server to internet

I just installed Ubuntu Server, and I want to install a few updates, however I keep getting a error message. If I try to run ping www.espn.com every one fails, so I believe I am not connected to my ...
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Courier does not work with courier-ssl installed

I have been trying to enable SSL on my courier IMAP server running Ubuntu 14.04. I installed courier-ssl and courier-imap-ssl. Then the server stopped working completely, with an "authentication ...
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apt error: Could not perform immediate configuration on

I have issues running the following command: root@X100e:~# apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... ...
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Mariadb failed remove / install on Ubuntu 14.04

So I was messing around with mariadb installation on my machine and now am in a soup. I now can't either install or remove it. When I try to install: ~# apt-get install mariadb-server Reading ...
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Chromium: ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED on Ubuntu 15.10

For some reason, whenever I try connecting to certain webpages (ex. YouTube), Chromium always returns an error that says "ERR_CONNECTION_REFUSED". I've tried switching over to other browsers (Tor, ...
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Trouble with mouse pad after installing/booting up Ubuntu 16.04

So I just received on old laptop from a friend and currently trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on the laptop. Here are the specs of the laptop: Brand: ASUS Memory: 2.8 GiB Processor: Intel ...
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VMWare Player does not save changes in guest operating system

I have installed VMWare Player in my Windows 7 Ultimate and I have added Ubuntu 12.10 in a virtual machine. The problem is that every time I power off the virtual machine everything is lost. I mean ...
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Reinstall ubuntu on an existing ubuntu partition

I have a computer that is dual booted with Windows Vista and Ubuntu. I have had Ubuntu for a long time now and during that time I have learned how to use it by tinkering around with it. This, of ...
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Computer throwing an error after installing updates

E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) What does the error code mean and how can I fix it? I ran these commands down below. apt-get update apt-get dist-upgrade Update ...
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UFW Ubuntu NAT with virtual interfaces setup

Trying to setup NAT on a (VPS) virtual private server. Running Ubuntu 14.04. All the guides I see mention using eth0 interfaces in the lines. Example -A PREROUTING -i eth0 -d 25.25.25.26 -j DNAT ...
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Strange mv -vf output under en_US.UTF-8

My mv -vf output is very strange: cd /tmp touch xx yy $ mv -vf xx yy â -> â $ env | grep ^LANG LANG=en_US.UTF-8 The correct output should be: $ mv -vf xx yy 'xx' -> 'yy' This is from, ...
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system file removed after sudo apt-get remove python

This is a big mistake I made.I'm just thinking to remove python and reinstall it,but end up my whole system is no longer functional , it seems everything is removed. I'm trying to sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Chrome Audio Muted

Updated from Ubuntu 12.04->12.10->13.04. Everything went smooth except for Chrome. Chrome has no audio, period, from Youtube or anything. If I open up Pulse Audio volume controller I can see ...
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Set the terminal prompt in Ubuntu to show only the working directory name instead of its full path

I have been searching around for a while and have not been able to find an answer to this. Whenever I use the command line in Ubuntu it always lists the full directory back to my home directory, how ...
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Trying to get rid of Ubuntu option in device startup menu - windows 10 lenovo desktop

I am trying to get rid the the Ubuntu option in my startup device menu, I already deleted the Ubuntu OS and deleted the partition and merged it back to the Windows partition. I tried getting rid of ...
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Manually configuring proxy settings of Google Chrome on Ubuntu

I have an application that needs to change the proxy settings used by Google chrome, then use the browser and then automatically switch back the proxy to what it was. I have been unable to find where ...
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Syncing google drive in linux [on hold]

I use Dropbox client for syncing files to the web, and it works reasonably well. Now I want to purchase additional storage, but Dropbox is currently twice the price of google drive space! That's ...
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wifi p2p between ubuntu 14.04 and android

I attempted to make a wifi p2p connection between Ubuntu 14.04(kernel 3.13) and Android 4.4 Kitkat(Samsung Galaxy Note 2) In Ubuntu I use wpa_supplicant v2.1 which is built in to Ubuntu ...
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Common protected (Encrypted) partition for both Windows and Ubuntu

I have installed Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 on my hard drive. I like to encrypt a common partition which will be available for both Windows and Ubuntu. When I was using Windows as my only Operating ...
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SSH error “Connection reset by peer” - no obvious cause

I'm trying to SSH a shared host server and everything has been working fine for over a year, but now without explanation whenever I try to connect to it I get: ssh_exchange_identification: read: ...
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how to create backup form PostgreSQL without console postgresql?

I have a VPS (ubuntu base). I can not access to console of postgresql. How should I backup from PostgreSQL? Thanks.
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How do I boot to BIOS directly from Ubuntu?

Disclaimer: I have basically no experience with BIOS, UEFI, or anything of that kind. Earlier today I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Acer Aspire V5-571 alongside Windows 10. (This laptop came with 8 ...
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How to fix Truecrypt MBR using Command Prompt or Linux live USB?

I was playing with TrueCrypt and decided to make a fresh installation of Windows 7 from USB stick. Unfortunately Windows 7 installer: "setup was unable to create a new system partition" My entire ...
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Ext4 fs corrupted after shrunken by parted

I was trying to make room for an Arch Linux installation and I ran parted and shrunk my main Ubuntu partition. I made a new one in the new space but after I rebooted it put me in a grub prompt. I ...
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Running 32 bit program of 64 bit Ubuntu in VirtualBox?

I have a few 32 bit .elf & .out files that I would like to run, and for this purpose I installed Ubuntu 13 64-bit in VirtualBox. (I would have preferred a 32 bit distribution, but highly limited ...
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How to run 32-bit app in recent Ubuntu 64-bit

In short: exactly the same question as "How to run 32-bit app in Ubuntu 64-bit", but because its answer is no longer working. Details: $ bios/extlinux/extlinux bash: bios/extlinux/extlinux: No ...
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how to add an arch linux entry to efi grub

I have recently installed arch on a disk with windows 7 and Ubuntu on it already. Both the Ubuntu and arch installs are encrypted and I have installed grub to EFI. I can boot arch from BIOS (which ...
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How to install a CA key (self signed SSL) on ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have a bunch of machines that need to fetch https: off a server (or collection of servers). I'm operating a CA and self-signing the certificates on the server(s). The client machines are running ...
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How to start a screen session from a shell script using crontab and then reattach to it?

I want to run the following shell script (launch.sh) to start/stop a screen session using crontab !/bin/bash cd ~/screen DATE_FORMAT=+%Y-%m-%d:%H:%M:%S echo --- START --- date $DATE_FORMAT if [ ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 unknown monitor and wrong max. resolution

Nvidia GeForce 8800GT Drivers installed sudo apt-add-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-current ...
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Kubuntu 11.10: Random IO errors on HDD in RAID1 array. RMA time?

I'm pretty sure I have a failing HDD here, but just want to make sure it's not some software error before I do the whole RMA song and dance routine with Western Digital. Bascially, I have a <6 ...
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KeePassX .4.3 version - Old kdb database and 2.0 doesn't work - Ubuntu

1. Situation Transferring password database from one computer to a new one. KeepassX 2.0 is great, but it doesn't support loading older DBs. In fact you should use keepassX 2.0 going forward as it ...
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How do I set up a bridge on Ubuntu GNOME 14.04

I found a guide for setting up a bridge in Fedora and was trying this: $ nmcli connection delete p33p1 $ nmcli connection add con-name br0 type bridge ifname br0 autoconnect yes $ nmcli connection ...
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How to remove all the apt-get packages and updates since installation in Ubuntu 14.04?

Iam working on a new project and i some what messed things up in the operating system and i unnecessarily installed and updates some packages.So i cant figure out which packages i installed,so i have ...
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Google Drive upload of ~300GB constantly fails

I want to upload a folder containing hundreds of subfolders and hundreds of thousand files being about 300GB in total. Every time I try that with the web version it suddenly just stops without any ...
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Own email domain hosting [closed]

Is is possible to host a own email domain for free. I mean like host it myself but without buying a domain. Thank you in advance for your help
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Ubuntu 13.10 has no Suspend or Hibernate Options

I have a Lenova Yoga 2 Pro, and I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed. I am having some issues setting the power functions. At the moment I can not suspend or hibernate the laptop. So from Gnome 3.10 I have ...
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Skype - Unable to receive group chat messages

My Skype is working almost completely. I can send files, make and receive calls and chats normally. However, I don't receive messages from chat groups that have been created recently. What I have ...
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CentOS Switching off USB Ports when installing on Linux

I have a PC that I want to install CentOS on. It currently has Ubuntu running on it. When I boot from the CentOS Installation Drive (USB) the keyboard and mouse turn off, thus I cannot continue the ...
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Way to get back formatted Windows MBR partition in dual boot system

I have a Dual boot system and accidentally formatted Windows MBR partition while trying to format a USB (via disks utility). Now I am not able to boot into Windows. My grub doesn't show Windows ...
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Executing js function in browser returns “You must grant Permission to read preferences” error

I'm trying to run a .htm file in Firefox containing some Javascript code that's supposed to install some software on my work computer and it appears to be running into an error at this line: ...
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Eclipse Mars: install new software does not work

I've installed Eclipse Mars, and need to install the SVN plugin. When I click menu: Help > Install new software, I select All Available Sites, and normally something happens in the main window, ...
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How install office 2010 under Wine in Linux Ubuntu?

How do I install office 2010 under Wine in Ubuntu Linux? What is the difference between the installation of office 2007 and office 2010 ?
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Multiple Monitors while running Ubuntu on VM Ware, with Windows Host

I've re-installed VM Ware Tools (following instructions from here Ubuntu 15.10: multiple monitors do not work within VMware). I've also tried following this ...
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Unable to open github.com Error code: DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit with a wired connection. For the last 7 days, I have been unable to open Github. It instead has an error. Is there anything wrong with my connection / hardware / ...
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vnc desktop server wouldn't start automatically after booting for a specific user

I have had some problems with vnc server after changing the hostname of my new machine, Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. Now I solved the problem, but after reset, all the vnc desktop server is running ...
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How to check the ip/hostname of remote machines that has ever ssh into my local Ubuntu machine

For some reason, I need to remote access Machine A. However, I do not know its hostname and IP address. What I know is that, I have, from Machine A, used SSH to access another Machine B, and also used ...
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How can you satisfy Google's requirement to enforce SafeSearch at the network level?

I have kids that are old enough to start getting curious, and, while I don't think it's an active problem, I'd rather avoid the usual garbage that comes along the average Google search. Google's ...
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sshfs “Connection reset by peer”

ssh -i ~/keys/id_rsa root@192.168.1.201 Enter passphrase for key '/home/avin/keys/id_rsa': Last login: Tue Jul 17 11:01:28 2012 from 192.168.1.240 [root@rsh_management ~]# exit logout it's ok i'm ...
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etc/network/interfaces multiple connections (wired static + wifi dhcp), how?

I would like to configure /etc/network/interfaces so that it connects to wifi when the cable is not connected, is it possible? Following is the content of /etc/network/interfaces (Ubuntu 15.04): ...