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How can I make mpv show the duration counter constantly?

I use the mpv video player in Linux. With the keys Shift+P, I can see the duration of the video I am watching. How can I set mpv to show the duration all the time (without the need of pressing ...
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Need to route outbound traffic to two different interfaces based on domain being requested

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 install, and I have a wired and wireless connection. I'm trying to find a way to route only specific domain requests through the wired connection, and the rest through the ...
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What Graphics drivers do I need? (Ubuntu)

I need graphics drivers for my "video card" to get audio out from displayport. The issue is I don't know exactly what drivers I need. I tried installing the desktop version of the graphics driver for ...
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How to activate registers in vim?

So far if I installed vim-gtk on Ubuntu I could use the system clipboard register out of the box. After typing ["] that very symbol would appear in the bottom right part of vim. ...
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Ubuntu - DNS not automatically configured. Has to be set manually in /etc/resolv.conf

When I connect to a network (e.g. home or work network), I have to manually enter the nameserver adresses in /etc/resolv.conf every time (I change to a new network). It used to be automatic. Any ideas ...
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Dual booting by default selection of OS

I use a dual booting on my system. I have both Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 on my system. When I start the system I get the option to choose from these two. 1st option is Windows 8.1 and last is ...
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Cannot do passwordless SSH from Mac to Ubuntu VM [duplicate]

I am trying to setup password less login from my Mac OS X to to Ubuntu VM created by Virtual-box. I am using NAT->port forwarding option in VM and have host port as 3022. When I do ssh -p 3022 ...
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How can I restore a MySql database dump direct from S3?

I have a gzipped database backup stored on S3 and would like to restore it to MySql without having to first download it due to disk space constraints. I tried the two commands below but got gzip: ...
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Unattended Upgrades in Google Cloud fill up disk

I created a micro instance in the Google Cloud Engine with a 10GB boot disk, using the Google-provided Ubuntu 14.04 image. The server hosted a small nginx/php/mysql app. A few months later, the app ...
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How to get audio out of both front and rear jack sockets simultaneously?

I'd like to have sound output simultaneously from my PC's front and rear jack sockets. This used to work fine with Ubuntu 12, but I now have Ubuntu 14.04 and it's one or the other. So far I have ...
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WindowManager: who is creating Documents/Video/Pictures/etc. in home directory

I had Ubuntu-14.04 installed in a minimum configuration, i.e. with no X Windows support. Later I added x-server packages for my card, and a lightweight WindowManager (I don't want KDE or GNOME), so I ...
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Ubuntu re-open background process in terminal

I have a Python application SERVER.py that i am running in the background using: screen -d -m python3 server.py I would like to be able to re-open this background process in the terminal.
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Restoring xampp(1.7.3a) backup result in error

Im struck with an old xampp (version 1.7.3a) backup and not able to restore in usual way. The error Im getting is /opt/lampp/backup/xampp-backup-09-03-14.sh: 7: ...
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Mount with kernel NTFS and not NTFS-3G

I often want to copy files from a Windows machine to linux using an external drive formatted with NTFS. Since this is entirely read-only using NTFS-3G slows down the copy process but the only way I ...
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Disappearance of multi booting option

First, I have windows 8.1 and I have installed Ubuntu 14.10. First of all, it takes me into an optional boot windows 8.1 or Ubuntu. 2 days ago, this optional boot disappear and Ubuntu is always ...
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Quiet GTX Titian just for CUDA

I wan't to get the original GTX Titan for the double precision performance for just CUDA programming. I will run my display off of my GTX 960. The only issue I see is that I have had some graphics ...
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Installing Eclipse 4.5 on ARM Ubuntu

I recently got an excellent deal on a Chromebook (Hisense C11), and have used crouton to install Trusty Tahr (14.04): (trusty)craig@localhost:~$ uname -a Linux localhost 3.14.0 #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Apr ...
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Where should I point my domain?

I am making a website (that I am hosting myself) as a proof of concept before I move on to my main project: a private mail server. Setup Machine: My grandma's old tower PC (not very good, I know, ...
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Ubuntu pxe/network install with local mirror/repo

I'm using a PXE server to install varies Linux distributions, recently I've added Ubuntu and not I'm having trouble getting it to work. Everything boots fine, but I cannot get the install to know ...
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Forward HTTP access to another IP address in iptables

Hi I am using my local internet provider whenever I visit any page and when I look at a source code of the page there is a script injected into code ...
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Full external USB drive

I've got a Linux system (Raspbian running on a Raspberry PI). An external USB 1 TB drive (formatted in FAT32) is attached and mounted to the system. Here it is my problem: When I launch the df ...
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Unable to boot Kali Linux from External Hard Drive, with Ubuntu

I have installed Kali Linux on an external hard drive. ON my laptop Ubuntu is installed. When I connect the external hard drive via USB cable and booted the laptop from external USB/hard drive. Kali ...
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Restarting Denyhosts on Ubuntu

After installing and configuring files on deny hosts, I added my own ip address so I won't get banned, and when I try to reset the file I get this js0n@js0n:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/denyhosts start ...
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How can I remotely reboot ubuntu if the shutdown command is broken?

I have a remote ubuntu box that I need to reboot. When I issue sudo reboot, sudo shutdown -r now or init 6, or just about any other equivelant, I get: root@hostname:/home/administrator# sudo shutdown ...
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computer giving this error when trying to boot into BIOS/UEFI windows 8.1

I was trying to wipe an old computer to sell it, I had Ubuntu 14.04 and Win8.1 dual booted. I put in the windows installation media I had made and it told me it could not use the partition to install ...
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pf-kernel repository for ubuntu

I looked for a long time, and never found a pf-kernel repository for Ubuntu, sometimes I find some compiled pf-kernels on the net, like this website who provides some compiled pf-kernels for Ubuntu ...
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Start program from terminal as sudo but detached for further terminal use

Yes another question for detached programs from terminal, but before you start flaming me, i have searched over the net but none of the answers matched my search. How do I detach a process from ...
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From where does ubuntu install programs when we run sudo apt-get command

when we run the command in the terminal for downloading and installing a program from where ubuntu downloads the program for example i want to install ithor on my pc i should run command $ sudo ...
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Replace RAID disk on Supermicro X9SCL/X9SCM after SMART reporting CurrentPendingSector and OfflineUncorrectableSector

I have a Supermicro X9SCL/X9SCM with Ubuntu 14. It has 2 HARDWARE RAIDs (Intel SATA RAID Controller), and one disk of one raid is failing (of primary/boot partition). The SMART monitor is telling me ...
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Ubuntu Bootable pen-drive used - now windows partiton is gone

I used my bootable Ubuntu thumb-drive yesterday to run Memtest86 and HD Check. Since then my Windows partitions on the SSD are no longer functioning - My computer will not boot and i can't figure out ...
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Compiz - Can I Disable Switching the Workspace While Dragging a Window

This bums me, cause I am a huge fan of window snapping. Whenever I drag a window to the left or right of my screen, the cube shows, and the window moves to the previous/next workspace. This interferes ...
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How to configure Network for VPN in Lab on VMware

I want to configure home lab for VPN connections. I configure all of systems but I can't establish connection between computers. Now I don't add any Linux routers or etc. I have virtualized Ubuntu ...
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How would I use a webcam as a security camera? [closed]

I am making a security system for one of the rooms in my house. I am not willing to invest much on a professional security system, but I want atleast some security. My goal is to use a webcam ...
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Drop Internet Connection If VPN Drops

I am running OpenVPN and want a way in Ubuntu to drop my wifi connection if OpenVPN loses connection. Is this something that is achievable, and if yes, how would I do it?
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Memory maxed out after a fresh install of Ubuntu

I just installed ubuntu 14.04 for a client (Xen Virtulazation) and there is nothing installed yet, and the ram is at 100% non stop For some reason there are many rsyslogd's running... not sure why ...
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Ubuntu on Virtualbox says 20 GB used when actual size of VDI is only 8 GB

I have a Guest Ubuntu 14.04 on Windows 7 Host. I've set the VDI limit to 20GB dynamically allocated. My Ubuntu boots to say there is zero space left in the system and sure enough df shows that this is ...
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lxd-type container static IP in profile

I am trying to set a static IP address in an lxd container. The container is made with: nonroot $ lxc launch images:centos/7/amd64 my_centos in a pretty bogstandard lxd (just the default apt-get ...
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Need help installing 14.04 Trusty from USB drive (OLD PC)

I have a friend with an IBM ThinkPad T30, and I'm trying to help him install Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Trusty Tahr from a USB drive. He's gone into the BIOS and changed all the necessary settings, and it goes ...
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Azure dns does not resolve

I have started building a small application in an Azure VM. I want the VM to host a website which will be working as a portfolio. The thing is - neither the IP nor the DNS given by Azure resolve in a ...
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Deleted Linux Partition , Stuck on grub rescue , Cannot load any OS

I installed Fedora on my computer by freeing up 20GB from the E drive in Windows 10 . But i realised that i didn't like the interface much , so i went back to windows disk management and noticed that ...
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What is ~/.config/autostart/dbus-session-addr-save.sh good for?

My ~/.config/autostart/ contains the following two files: dbus-session-addr-save.desktop: [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Name=umf ...
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Ubuntu Server 15.10 cannot connect to internet and apt-get issue

So here is the issue, or one of them I should say. Ever since I installed Ubuntu Server 15.10 I haven't been able to connect to the internet, on that computer alone of course, even if I ping ip's they ...
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CentOS Host serving Ubuntu VM

Need some help bridging CentOS NIC(physical) to a Ubuntu VM via Virtual-Box's bridging option. CentOS 7 is running on UCS behind proxy(http/https) environment. Trying to bridge through that interface ...
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Elementary OS Upgrade error

I have Elementary OS Freya (Ubuntu 14.04) and I want to upgrade to wily (Ubuntu 15.10). It says that an upgrade is available: Then I get this window: and I click Upgrade. And then this error ...
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How large are Linux system files?

I'm looking to install Ubuntu (alongside pre-existing Win 8.1) but I'm wondering how much space is needed for the Ubuntu system file? cos right now I have only 20GBs left on my C:\ partition.. Also ...
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Installing Virtualbox 5.0/Vagrant on CentOS7. Ubuntu box not working

Here is the story: I tried to create an Ubuntu box with Vagrant on CentOS 7. This didnt work because I could not connect to the Box through SSH, the log indicates the box wont accept the IP. Log: ...
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provisioner running script as root instead of user

I am trying to install some software through a vagrant provisioner on a virtual machine. I can install the npm generator-hubot When the script gets all the way to yo hubot it gives me an access ...
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Using Ubuntu built-in VPN instead of ShrewSoft VPN?

My work laptop runs Ubuntu MATE 15.10, with a VirtualBox VM running Windows 7. Under Win7, I use Shrewsoft's vpn app to gain access to the company network when I'm not in the office. It works very ...
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Can not boot ubuntu after BIOS update on dual boot machine

I had dual boot HP laptop with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15. Recently i updated my BIOS and after that i can not boot Ubuntu even when i start my system, it directly boot to windows. I checked this forum ...
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lxd containers and networking with static IP

I have done some docker testing over the years, but for a specific kind of testing, I need a little more then just application containers. So I turned to lxc/lxd containers, which is great. After ...