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Formatting USB-stick to NTFS or FAT32

After reformatting my USB-stick it became unreadable by Android filesystem. Android Supports only NTFS or FAT32, but whenever I try to format USB-drive from Ubuntu to any of the types I can see flag ...
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How can I install a windows iso from ubuntu without a flash drive

So my windows 8.1 broke today with the error of winload.exe going corrupt. I'm at a loss. I don't know where to start. I had to do this once already a few months ago when I infected myself with a RAT ...
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Alternative to the arrow keys on Ubuntu and Windows 8.1?

I have the following keyboard: Notice that if my hands are on the home row, they are pretty far from the arrow keys, unlike on my laptop's keyboard: I have been using my laptop until now, so I ...
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Upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 14.10 Network-Manager fails to start on boot

I recently upgraded from 14.04 LTS to 14.10. Since the upgrade, the Network-Manager service fails to start on boot. I have checked the syslog and noticed the following errors. nm-dispatcher.action: ...
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XFCE remove minimize (?) button

Is it possible to remove this little button from window? I'm using Linux Mint with XFCE gui and MindnigtWhite theme.
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Alternative versions of SVN subversion on one Linux machine

I work on Ubuntu with several svn java repositories and they have different versions of svn (I can't update svn version on server side). So is it possible to install old subversion version (1.6, 1.7) ...
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Windows not working after installing Ubuntu (BackTrack)

Firstly I have windows xp installed. Then I installed Ubuntu. So it become dual boot. Ubuntu works fine, but now I can't get into Windows xp. Altough windows option is available on GRUB linux option. ...
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apt-get error when installing git

I just set up a fresh Ubuntu 12.04.5 server amd64 machine on VirtualBox 4.2 (I was having install issues on OSX 10.10 using 4.3) and I'm able to do apt-get install curl but when I run apt-get install ...
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What is denied when doing “sudo su postgres”

I have a machine with Ubuntu 14.04.2. It has PostgreSQL installed. My user can sudo. If I do sudo su postgres, I get the following on the screen and it switches me to the postgres user: Access ...
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Debian user learning CentOS: how to install this package?

After always having worked on Debian I now have to use some CentOS servers. I need to install a package which I always install on Debian servers using sudo apt-get install python-zbar. So I tried ...
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How can I boot Windows from external hard drive using GRUB?

I have installed Windows 7 in my internal hard drive, and used a external hard drive box which turns the internal hard drive into a external hard drive. I installed both Ubuntu and Windows 7 in my ...
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Cannot get LAMP stack working on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

I have Ubuntu 14.04.2 installed as a virtual machine (VirtualBox) in my MacBook Pro. I am trying to get my LAMP (Linux,Apache, MySQL and PHP) stack to run a web server, but I just cant get not even ...
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Resize terminal Emacs window to fit when resuming a Screen session from larger display in Ubuntu

Whenever I start a GNU screen session running GNU emacs (nw, so in terminal) on my desktop with a large monitor, then resume it on my laptop, emacs still thinks it's on a large monitor. This means as ...
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How to install Lan driver in ubuntu

I'm new to Linux and using Ubuntu 14.0. Actually I want to install Lan driver to learn networking with linux but I dont know how to install . I also searched but I didn't understand. So I need your ...
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how to scan non-default SSH port

for example port SSH is 4020 nmap 192.168.1.1 -sV The result is : PORT STATE SERVICE VERSION 25/tcp open smtp Postfix smtpd where is SSH port ? I try command below to test ssh ssh ...
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Why would the Wi-Fi connection on my smartphone perform better than the same connection on my laptop?

The download speeds while connected on Wi-Fi to the same router—an ADSL2+ Wireless N300 Modem Router—seems to be significantly faster on my phone than on my laptop. This problem doesn’t occur all the ...
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GRUB Rescue During Windows 8.1 Clean Install

I was trying to install windows 8.1 (upgrading from windows 7) on my laptop, and in the process remove my Ubuntu partition. During the setup I deleted all existing partitions (windows and ubuntu) and ...
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VM crashing on installation in VirtualBox

Installing Ubuntu 12.04 server amd64 on VirtualBox 4.3.26 on OSX 10.10 I select the language then select the default install option, and, after a split second of text scrolling by, the whole VM ...
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Error installing Ubuntu on VirtualBox

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04.2 (x86 and amd64, both fail) on VirtualBox 14.3.26 on OSX 10.10 and I'm getting the following error: [ 0.000000] Fast TSC calibration failed.] Strangely, I was ...
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Cannot resize screen for Ubuntu VM in VirtualBox

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS amd64 desktop on VirtualBox 4.3.26 which is running on OSX10.10 (amd64) and the only option for screen resolution is 640x480. This resolution is found under the System ...
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Sublime User Keybindings Error

I am running sublime text 3 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I added the following line to the user key bindings: { "keys": ["ctrl+alt+shift+s"], "command": "save_all" } Following this forum: Sublime Save All ...
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Can't access mysql db on Azure Ubuntu VM

Trying to access the DB from a remote system - tried with a Wordpress install and get "erro trying to connect to database" and also tried just using a test php file and get a white screen - no errors ...
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How to display a fragment of an image file using Scalpel

I am working on a demonstration using Scalpel and its abilities to carve out image files. I took a small thumb drive and filled it with many small sized files until it was full. I then went and ...
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How to get into root user in ubuntu

I'm new to Linux and using Ubuntu. I'm trying to add a new user. When I use this command "useradd indra", it shows an error message saying that igeek01@igeek01-Lenovo-G585:~$ useradd indra useradd: ...
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Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display

I have centos 6 minimal (headless) as a Host and installed ubuntu 14.04 Desktop as a guest and using KVM. There is a web application deployed inside Guest, and it opens and closes one GTK ...
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ubuntu 14.04 trusty: 'apt-get install' silently refuses upgrade package with unsatisfied dependencies

I think, this question is about the same problem. That question is marked as answered, although the problem isn't solved, so I open a new question with little bit more details. Short description: ...
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Triple boot windows 8.1, win 7 and ubuntu (or other distro)

I'm trying to install ubuntu, my laptop HDD configuration as follow: Reserved drive (350MB) to boot Win 8.1 Win 8.1 Win 7 Unallocated space (i deleted a drive to have a space for ubuntu) My main ...
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Storing LVM encryption key on network share

I want to encrypt all my LVM LV's and have them automatically unlocked on boot using a keyfile available on my network. I can make the files available by SMB, NFS, HTTPS, etc. I have Ubuntu Server ...
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How to route all Internet traffic through a host between two VMs in Virtual Box?

I’m learning few networking concepts and I’ve got several hosts created in my VirtualBox setup. I have 2 adapters created as “host only” network (where the VM and host machine can see each other) and ...
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Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock'

Our MySQL server keeps giving us this message. And it's a constant thing, I will restart it then 5 minutes, or 30 minutes later I will just get this error again. I've been googling like crazy to fix ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wired connection detected but no internet access but on pinging says Network un reachable

I am facing the same problem as mentioned above(No internet connection in UBUNTU, however a wired connection exists) and on pinging its says Network is unreachable. PLease help. I am using ...
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Where to report a bug on Ubuntu's Launchpad?

I'm trying to file a bug report for Ubuntu's bug reporting system. The bug reporter is Launchpad. Launchpad is not a package, so I can't file the bug report against anything. From the past, I know ...
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Can one start shell from save file dialog

Using ubuntu. If one tries to print to a file, the save dialog opens. Is there a way one can execute the shell (or terminal) from the save file dialog file name entry box?
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cp: cannot stat error - when filename has Asian characters

I am simply trying to copy files using cp -r /home/user/source/ /home/user/destination/ but it throws me the cp: cannot stat /source/filename.xxx error for some of the files. When I searched for this ...
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What’s going on “under the hood” in this Samba transfer? Specifically the occasional dips in transfer speed?

I have a Windows 7 system with a Samba shared folder and an Ubuntu system that has access to that folder. Using the Ubuntu system I copy a 68GB folder (SSD) to the Windows machine (HDD) which ...
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Removing KDE from Ubuntu

I was trying to install the KDE desktop and I did sudo apt-get install kubuntu* which I think installed more than I wanted. What is the best way to get rid of all of this and then just install the ...
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How can I permanently change the main display on a dual display setup in Ubuntu?

I have two displays running on a PC running the Elementary Linux distro connected to external graphics, a GeForce GT 220. There’s a 23" inch widescreen Haier on the left connected via HDMI, and a 17" ...
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How to get https on my AWS EC2 hosted website after uploading SSL Certificate to AWS

I have already followed the tutorial below: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/IAM/latest/UserGuide/InstallCert.html And I have uploaded and verified by certified SSL certificate to my AWS iAM. I am ...
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Linux Mint/Ubuntu refuses to suspend laptop

I have a laptop running a Ubuntu distro that refuses not suspend. This happens about 3 times a week. The experience is you either close the lid, or send the system into suspend from the shut down ...
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Samba: configuring a share with write permissions for everyone, mapped as a specific user

I have the following config for samba: [global] workgroup = WORKGROUP netbios name = z log level = 0 vfs:0 syslog = 0 max log size = 0 load printers = No printcap name = /dev/null ...
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5.1 Surround sound will not keep its configuration

in pavucontrol I have my output set to Digital Surround 5.1(IEC958/AC3) When I open a video with VLC (my preferred option) OR GNOME Media player I hear no sound. VLC is configured to use pulseaudio ...
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Installing openvas ubuntu

Having problem installing openvas 7 on ubuntu 14.04. Going by instructions on this site I have followed everything upto the third set of commands. At the fourth command openvas-mkcert, it says ...
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different hosts receive different keys from same apt server

I have an apt server running (to be able to provide my own dep packets to ±700 servers) which worked seamlessly until now. To build new packets I use pdebuild. When I try to add this apt server to ...
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How to make bootable pendrive for Windows 10 from Ubuntu?

I want to install Windows 10 Technical Preview x64 in my computer, I have downloaded the .iso file. Now I need to make the USB stick bootable but I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit so how can I make ...
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Is it safe to update Linux Mint 17.1 repositories to Ubuntu 14.10?

Linux Mint releases are always based on the yearly LTS version of Ubuntu. While LTS is great for its stability, it doesn't really seek cutting-edge versions like the regular versions (or should I call ...
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LAMP server configuration to access virtual hosted website from same network

I am trying to access on my LAMP server website a name-based virtual host—named homeapp—from other computers and a tablet. My LAMP server Ubuntu IP is 192.168.2.10. My Laravel website is virtual ...
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Bringing back remote content of e-mail

I once disabled to load remote content for a specific newsletter, but now I want it back. Also, I once disabled the option completely (not just for that particular sender). Consequently, Thunderbird ...
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How do I configure Linux Iso-Image as bootable Thin-Client DVD

I have to find a solution for the special needs of my company and now i getting struggle, i have the following problem. The order: Create a bootable Linux DVD with special RDP settings. We have many ...
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Recursively move files to relative subfolder

I've looked around for topics about this but I fail to achieve want I need. Any solution, either in Ubuntu or in Windows cmd would be greatly appreciated. The current structure is /folderA/*.txt ...
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Strang, same simple awk script has different results on different machines

This is the strangest mystery ever -- same simple awk script has different results on different machines. The awk script is really simple: $ cat awk_test.awk BEGIN { troubleshoot = 1 } # GET: ...