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Strange hard shutdown in Windows 7 x64 with nForce 570 Ultra + Radeon

i have a strange problem with Windows 7 x64 making a hard shutdown after some minutes of playing games (or any videocard intensive program). My machine is: AMD Athlon X2 5400+ - 2,8Ghz 3,5 GB of ...
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sed, insert file before last line

The following inserting file method for sed used to be working, even before last line, but not any more. Is it a bug in the current sed? Demo of inserting file method with sed: mkdir /tmp/test ...
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Error while trying to create an album in MySQL in Trovebox

When trying to create a new album in TroveBox I just get an simple error message in the ui notifying me that it failed. No information is in logs from Apache and MySQL. The current user can write in ...
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Trouble installing Burrows-Wheeler Aligner (Linux)

Please bear with me, I'm just getting into using both virtual machines and linux. I'm having trouble installing BWA (link) on my linux virtual machine. I've tried several methods, the most complete ...
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dhclient not working for

I tried to get a IP address for eth0 via dhclient, but it hangs forever. Please help me find out what's wrong. I am running it inside a virutalbox guest machine. There're two interfaces, eth0 and ...
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Deleting the Ubuntu Swap Partition

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows XP. XP on C: drive Ubuntu on D: drive and E: linux swap E: drive disappeared from XP "My Computer" but it appears in disk management saying unknown ...
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Can I restore a Unix server by copypasting system directories from a backup?

I messed up a Ubuntu server with lots of installed binaries, settings, etc. I'm going to have to reinstall Ubuntu, but I have a complete backup, hidden files and all, though not bootable. I'm hoping ...
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Grub Rescue in Windows8 -Ubuntu Dual Boot

I deleted 2 partitions on my hard disk and now I am unable to boot my pc. I searched and found that it is possible to boot without a CD, but the method is not working for me because I can't find the ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu and windows

How much memory is required to dual boot the latest version of Ubuntu and windows (XP, although I'll upgrade to 7 soon)? The Ubuntu installation process says I'll need 6 GB, but is this just for the ...
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Access User Desktop Files While Using Root

I'm really new ubuntu user... I'm working as root user (the software that I'm using just works if you are root user) but the files that I need to access are on my normal user desktop. I don't how to ...
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Triple-boot macbook on multiple hard drives

I own a Macbook Pro thats original HDD has been replaced with a SSHD, and the optical drive removed and replaced with a second SSHD. I have OS X installed to the drive in the optical bay, and Windows ...
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Java plugin doesn't work in Chrome in Ubuntu — how can I fix this?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64 Bit) and Chrome Version 35.0.1916.153. I downloaded jre-7u60-linux-x64.tar.gz and extracted it in /usr/lib/java/ Then I created a directory named 'plugins' in ...
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Virtualbox VM folder and files permissions

I've copied VirtualBox VM folder from windows to linux server. (win machine died, so I restored backup). Now I want to place VM somewhere in /var/vbox/... and run VBoxHeadless on system startup. What ...
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Trovebox (OpenPhoto) issues after fresh install

After a fresh install of OpenPhoto on my Ubuntu 14.04 (x64) VPS I encountered the 'blank page @ step 3' error. Somehow I solved it (after several reinstalls, and fiddling with file/folder ...
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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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Using internet for ubuntu installation

There is an option to connect to the internet while installing ubuntu. is it not dangerous to use public wifi for that purpose? Is it secure to do so?
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Synchronizing two Git servers between companies

There are two companies. Each one has a Git server running. If company A checks in some code this should be updated on company B server and the other way around. The two servers should keep ...
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Trovebox (OpenPhoto) setup hangs/fails at final step 3

I've been following the install instructions found here about how to install and configure Trovebox on a Ubuntu server running Apache: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Apache: 2.4.7 MySQL: 5.5.37 PHP: 5.5.9 ...
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open nebula virtual machine doesn't connect to outside internet

I'm working on open nebula I am trying to build a small cluster with two nodes but my virtual machines doesn't connect to outside internet. I am on a i7 16GB machine running ubuntu 14.04 that will ...
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Wifi not working Ubuntu

This problem was never there before. My wifi used to work fine. Suddenly, one day when I login, my mouse just disappears on login and my wifi has stopped working. Everything else was functioning fine ...
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grub having problems with Windows7 booting

I installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my laptop. It was working properly until yesterday. I went to do some work after I switched on my laptop and selected Windows, but when I came back my laptop's ...
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Hard drive no longer works in Windows works fine in Linux

I have a Western Digital WD1002FAEX 1TB hard drive which was installed in an external drive enclosure. The enclosure held two hard drives. The other is another WD 500GB. The 1TB drive was used as ...
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“no space left on device”, yet df shows plent of space and inodes

I've got two hard drives attached to this Ubuntu Server 14.04 system - one 1TB HDD, and one 2TB HDD. They are mounted in /mnt/1TB and /mnt/2TB. I would like to copy the contents of the 1TB drive to ...
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Can't send email using mail on cmd line but can using telnet smtp commands

On a ubuntu system I have installed postfix and set relayhost and mynetworks in /etc/postfix/main.cf config file. I can now telnet to port 25 on this server and send an email by issuing the SMTP ...
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Installing linux on a macbook pro - boot broken

So I tried to install ubuntu 14.04 on my macbook pro (completely replacing OSX). I had refit installed, but not it seems gone. And every time I boot, the PC can't find any OS. I tried using ...
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User based NFS access

I have an NFS server called nfs-server and several nfs clients (nfs-client1,nfs-client2,nfs-client3). I'm trying to share the home directory of myuser1 to be available on all nfs clients, but with ...
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How can I get a list of programs locking my folder in linux? [duplicate]

I want to unmount an sshfs folder but it says resource is in use. Is there anyway to find out which process is using it? I use Ubuntu 14.04
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Canon MP240 does not work in Ubuntu

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 in place of Windows XP on my parent's computer. I used the Printing dialog from System Settings to install the printer. I was able to successfully print a Test Page, ...
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What is a 1GBps port speed?

I have a question about a way I can measure download speed of my server in my case. Basically I have a dedicated server at Namecheap and I purchased the 1GBps port speed. (Not to advertize). But when ...
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Upload image to postimage.org using curl

I found a script that can upload image to postimage.org using curl. It was posted not long ago, on 2013-09-06, at http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=28867. The simplified script looks like ...
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How to fix ubuntu boot alongside windows 7

In the beginning I had only Ubuntu on my pc. After I installed Win 7 in another partition. Then Ubuntu boot doesn't starts anymore? I need dual boot: how can I fix it?
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How do I suspend/unsuspend Ubuntu 14.04 on an X230 with an external display without corrupting the display configuration?

I have a Lenovo X230. I have an external display connected to it via the minidisplay port using a minidisplay to HDMI cable. I have configured the internal and external displays to be enabled and ...
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Uninstalling Windows 7 from multi boot system with ubuntu

My laptop has Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed. I want to remove Windows 7 completely to use only Ubuntu. How can I uninstall Windows 7?
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VNC Remote Reboot

I use a OS X (hackintosh) build at my house and a Toshiba Chromebook with an Ubuntu chroot on the go. Sometimes, I'm at an event and installing some software remotely through VNC and need to perform a ...
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Creating virtual host with Apache2

I'm trying to get Apache2 to host my Django project located in /var/www/tbg/. I get an Internal Server Error (500). I have already installed libapache2-mod-wsgi and My files are as follows: ...
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Replacing windows 8.1 with Ubuntu. Is it possible to recover original windows later after some years?

I have bought a new Dell inspiron 15. It came with windows 8.1 installed. But I want to replace it with Ubuntu (formatting OS partition & install Ubuntu), but afraid of loosing the original copy ...
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Local DNS queries fail on server but work on clients

I have Ubuntu 14.04 server and I have Bind9 installed on it and configured. On client computers I have the DNS server address set to this server. nslookup for my custom DNS entries return the correct ...
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Why is my laptop downclocking when it is not connected to power?

I have a Sony Vaio VPCF22L1/E. Regardless of the OS I use (I have both Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 8 installed (dual boot)), the CPU downclocks itself when the laptop is not connected to power. At ...
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Linking mail groups from /etc/aliases to Mailman for archive purpose

I have configured mail server with postfix as MTA and Dovecot as MDA. Ubuntu version is 12.04. Also created mail groups in /etc/aliases. Mailing is working perfect. For archiving purposes I have now ...
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accessing .xls file and saving in folder for ubuntu

HOw do I access a .xls file and save it in a seperate folder in an ubuntu environment? I found that I could do this to access " find . -type f -name '*.xls' " but how do I save it in a folder? I am ...
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Can't boot from Windows installation disk on Linux

I've recently wanted to reinstall Windows 7 on my laptop which is currently running solely Ubuntu. I've downloaded and iso and tried burning it to both a cd and a usb but when I boot from either of ...
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Unable to turn on laptop after installing ubuntu (secure boot)

I've just bought a new laptop and have attempted to install Ubuntu 14.04 on it. The laptop is a dell inspiron 3521. After installing Ubuntu the power button does not even do anything. What is the ...
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mount XFS filesystem in ubuntu with permissions

I want to remove data from a Netgear Stora drive that I can no longer access via the Stora itself. The drive appears to be fine, but the Stora is fighting with my router, and it's old and somewhat ...
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import .cer file into ubuntu for curl

I am trying to use fiddler to act as a ssl proxy for debugging. I am trying to install fiddlers root certificate. I am mainly doing it so I can debug my python program. Using python I get a cert ...
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Attaching an USB device to Ubuntu VM in VirtualBox

I have a Terratec Cinergy T2 TV capture card. I am thinking of installing Ubuntu on my server and want to experience first with it in VirtualBox. I have trouble having VirtualBox to connect the device ...
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Archive file corrupted after using Testdisk in Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu after Windows 8.1, while installing Ubuntu i lost all my 500 GB of data but with "TestDisk utility" I recovered all my data.Then i changed my OS to Windows 8, My all files are ...
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How to repair Windows partition after moving GRUB in different disk

I had a dual boot setup with Windows 8 and Ubuntu. The laptop has a normal HDD and a smaller SSD. Both OS were on the HDD. I decided to make a clean install of a newer version of Ubuntu on the SSD. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installation on Asrock H77M UEFI, dual boot with windows 8.1 already installed

As the title says, I need to install ubuntu in dual boot with windows 8.1 on my home PC. I knew that with UEFI partition table was written in GPT, but I found that the partition table on my hard ...
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How do I remove icon shaking animations in Ubuntu Dash?

In Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I want to disable the icon animations in Dash (I guess it's also called the launcher), e.g. skype shaking when I receive a new message. There's a CompizConfig settings manager but ...
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Linux seems to be unstable and overheats with dual boot

I'm having issues with successfully installing linux (both on my PC and my laptop). The issue seems to be overheating in both cases. It's not so much a crippling problem with the desktop, it handles ...