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Sierra Wireless AirCard 313U (AT&T Momentum 4G) on Ubuntu Linux

I'm trying to get a Sierra Wireless AirCard 313U (more specifically, the AT&T Momentum 4G) working under Ubuntu Linux. I've looked at a number of pages so far: How to connect internet using ...
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Cannot connect to Linux server over LAN

I am running Xubuntu on my computer and am trying to connect to it from a laptop on the same network. I am able to telnet into a server running on the laptop from the computer, but I cannot connect to ...
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Having problems accessing the host's hard drive in VMware

I recently installed VMware 10.0.0 in my Windows 7 and created a Ubuntu Gnome 64. I want to set up a shared folder with your host OS, my D:/, so I can work with the projects located there. Searching ...
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GPT partition table is corrupt after every one to three reboots

After 2 or three power cycles, I get the grub rescue menu. I use a Ubuntu LiveCD to check my drive status and gparted says that my drive don't have any partitions. I checked the internet and I found a ...
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Is it possible to compress a full file system on Linux?

On Windows I can use NTFS drive compression to save heaps of disk space; usually 30%, often much more. It also improves read and write speeds at the cost of higher CPU usage; which isn’t an argument ...
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Clean up swap memory

I am using ubuntu 10.10. My RAM is 3GB and swap memory is 2GB. After using my system for several hours, all of my swap memory is used up. Is there any way so I can clean up swap memory?
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Can't install Windows 7 with UEFI off on GPT drive

I need to have a dual boot with Ubuntu and Windows 7 on my notebook with UEFI. I had to turn UEFI off to install and boot Ubuntu. Now I'm trying to install Windows 7, but it says it can't be ...
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External drive corrupted or inaccessible in Windows XP, but works on Linux

Today I connected my Western Digital 1 TB HDD to my Windows XP system and discovered that in Explorer, its name was changed from My Passport to Local Disk K which shows 0 KB and is inaccessible. ...
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Can a Linux OS be installed on a Windows 8.1 tablet and co-exist with Windows 8.1?

Something like what desktop machine called 'Dual-boot', so can linux os (e.g. Ubuntu or Mozillux) can be installed in a Windows 8.1 tablet and co-exist with it and allow me to 'dual-boot' either one ...
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linux - Burn bootable dvd

I try to burn a bootable dvd for linux mint mate 17.1. I tried 3 tools: Braseo (ubuntu/mint) windows disk image burner (win7) Nero (a tool for windows) Only the image burned by Nero succeed to ...
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Bios does not load, system boots normally after changing time settings

I am very confused by this. I have a CyberpowerPC laptop (Intel HM87 main-board) with dualboot (Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04, both 64 bit). I had the dualboot time difference problem many people have, so ...
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SFTP ChRoot result in broken pipe

I have a website that I want to add some restricted access to a sub-folder. For this, I've decided to use CHROOT with SFTP (I mostly followed this link : ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 “The destination is read-only” - thumbdrive - GNOME error?

I have Ubuntu 12.04. My problem is, I can't get write access to any USB device, like thumbdrive, SD card or digital camera using GNOME 3.4.1. Both FAT32 and NTFS filesystems won't work. From ...
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Executing Minecraft Server Commands via SSH and Screen

I'm extremely new to linux, so please help me out if you can! I have read many of the posts about managing/monitoring servers using SSH and Screen, but have not found anything regarding my particular ...
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Boot from a windows 7 harddrive on a linux first laptop?

I have a windows 7 hardrive from my old laptop that died. I use Ubuntu exclusively on my new computer so I never had a need to dual boot. Now, there's some info on the old drive that I want to ...
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Changing Linux swap partition

I want to change the swap partition to another partition. Is there a gui that can make this process easier so I don't have to do things like manually editing files?
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Gnome 3 Alt-Tab issues with Gnuplot

I like how Gnome 3 Alt-Tab groups windows of the same program the same way that OSX does, which makes it easy to bring e.g. all terminal windows to the front at the same time. That's the main reason I ...
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How get reach of Grub at Debian and going to desktop environment?

Recently I installed Debian Distro of Linux as a 2nd operating system, When I chose the Debian operating system during boot, a command prompt (like to Terminal at Ubuntu) starts with message "Welcome ...
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Play video on Atom Netbook

I have choppy effect during play video on Atom Assus EEE PC flare series 1025 with Ubuntu Linux. I was trying to play with default player and VLC one. The same net book plays the same video under ...
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Upgrading only certain packages via the getdeb repo

I'm a bit confused about how getdeb.net works now. The last time I got a package from there was a while ago; at that point the procedure was that you would just download a .deb for each package that ...
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Error: EMFILE, too many open files - Solution?

I'm getting this error, my server has a lot of visitor now. My Vps is 4 Gb ram with 4 Cpu. Should I move to bigger server for solution? Because ulimit -n 10000 not working.
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How to set XChat spell checking to use a different language from the system default?

I'm using Xubuntu 10.10. The system's language is not English (actually it is Hungarian), however I would like to use English spell checking with XChat. Is it even possible?
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Is my system rebooting cleanly by itself? Interpreting output of the 'last -x' command

My Ubuntu 12.04 sometimes reboots by itself, and I'm trying to debug what is causing it. I can't seem to find anything relevant in the logs, so this indicates it might be a hardware issue. However, ...
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how does ping -W work

I want to try to use ping to detect if a server goes down. So the idea was to have something ping forever, and then if ping ever timed out( -W flag) it would return and I'd be able to detect it. But ...
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Why NetBeans ( php - remote project ) change permission of files to 0600?

I'm using NetBeans for editing some php files ( in a php project ) at remote server. all go normal, but when saving the edited file using NetBeans, the file's permissions are set to 0600 by default, ...
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What is the difference between xterm and terminal in Ubuntu?

What's the difference between Terminal in Ubuntu desktop (Applications>Accessories>Terminal) and xterm? They look very similar.
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what does the following output mean? [on hold]

shubham@shubham:~/java_applications$ java -v The program 'java' can be found in the following packages: * default-jre * gcj-4.8-jre-headless * openjdk-7-jre-headless * gcj-4.6-jre-headless * ...
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How do I stop services from starting on boot on Ubuntu?

I have lots of servers installed (Apache, MySQL, etc.), but I don't want them all to start at boot time (they drain power, and I'm on batteries most of the time). How do I configure this?
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How I can create a multiplatform portable pendrive of Ubuntu?

The goal is to carry a pendrive with your personal files and Ubuntu. Just plug in a computer and boot it. Is this possible? Across Mac/Windows/Linux?
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Share directory on Windows Hyper-V Host with Ubuntu VM

Just installed Hyper-V on Windows 8 and Guest OS Ubuntu 12.04. Coming from VirtualBox, I am looking for best method for sharing a Directory on Host/Windows with Guest Ubuntu. I read this: ...
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cannot SSH into VirtualBox from host, can SSH from other machines

I have a weird situation where I can SSH into my VM from another machine on the network, but not from the host itself. Vital stats: Host: OS X Yosemite Guest: Ubuntu 14.04 VirtualBox version: 4.3.16 ...
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Windows 8.1- Hyper-V won't network with Ubuntu 14.04 VM

Well, I'm officially out of patience for this sort of thing, and it's 12:23 AM. I'm trying to run Ubuntu 14.04 with Hyper-V on a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro running Windows 8.1. I cannot get the virtual ...
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How to create a VM from archived linux?

There is a full backup of a 64-bit ubuntu called fullbackup.tar.gz which needs to become a live virtual machine. Is that even possible? VirtualBox file is preferred.
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How do you make mono audio track playback in stereo in Ubuntu?

Every once in a while I'll come across a video that I want to watch (whether it be youtube or otherwise), and the sound, for whatever reason, will be only coming out one speaker. It's not a problem ...
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LIVE USB has error Grub Rescue

my issue is NOT ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on HDD. my issue is live usb getting error on boot "no such device: ..... grub Rescue > " i know people say just format and remake whole live usb again. i ...
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linux installer does not detect installed windows 7

I try to install linux ubuntu on my laptop alongside windows 7 x64, that are already installed. I use bootable usb flash. When I am from live usb in Linux I can see all my windows files, but the ...
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What to do when “apt-get update” gets stuck in 100%?

I'm setupping a VirtualBox VM to do my development work with Ruby on Rails. My problem is that apt-get update is taking very long, ~30 minutes instead of seconds. I can install things with apt-get ...
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Install Sencha cmd 4 Ubuntu Server

I'm trying to setup sencha cmd on ubuntu server: I've fetched the archive: wget http://cdn.sencha.com/cmd/4.0.4.84/SenchaCmd-4.0.4.84-linux.run.zip however when I try to run the binary nothing ...
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Load Images and play Videos online using linux terminal

I am using ubuntu 12.10 and I am browsing website using w3m module. But this module cannot shows images and play videos. Is there any way to load images and play videos in linux terminal?
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Automount sshfs using fstab without mount -a

Please consider following fstab line (line breaks for readability): sshfs#user@192.168.1.123:/home/user/ /home/user/Server/ fuse ...
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Ubuntu - /usr/bin/p4v.bin: not found

forgive my ignorance here. I’m trying to install P4 Visual Client on my Ubuntu VM. I’ve done: cp <package>/bin/* /usr/bin cp <package>/lib/* /usr/lib chmod +x /usr/bin/p4v When I try to ...
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Any similar alternative of YUMI in Mac OS X? [on hold]

I want to create a portable Ubuntu pendrive—without installing it—but wherever I search, I cant seem to find a alternative to YUMI. Any idea or instructions to get the same result?
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Copy Linux server software (Ubuntu)

We have a private server set up by a stranger. Now I'd like to make a server with exact same configuration and software (for localhost virtual machine - VirtualBox). Is there any simple way to ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Server: permissions on /var/www for newly copied files

I ran the following commands to set up ACL on the /var/www folder in my Ubuntu 12.04 Server: sudo usermod -g www-data abe sudo chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www sudo chmod -R 775 /var/www I ...
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hub 3-0:1.0: couldn't allocate port 9 usb_device

I have a motherboard Asus H97-Plus, and recently, don't know why, everything has gone mad. The bios took 4 minutes to load before displaying, then I had GRUB (I could select Ubuntu 14.04), and then ...
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How can I make default Vagrant storage a fixed size?

I use Vagrant with VirtualBox provider. When I execute vagrant up in my terminal I had a Dynamically allocated storage at the end of execution. How can I change --variant option to the Fixed storage ...
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Can't access static IP ubuntu server

I am running an Ubuntu server 14.04 LAMP server within Hyper-V. When using DHCP, everything works. The moment I change it to a static ip by modifying the contents of /etc/network/interfaces to ...
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How to save matching words from output of dmesg in a list

I am connecting USB-Serial devices to my device using different ports and serial-USB devices sometimes show up as 'ttyUSB0', sometimes 'ttyUSB1' or 'ttyUSB2'. How can I write a script to extract all ...
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SVN Backup and Restore

I am trying to take backup and restore Remote SVN using svnrdump because we don't have an admin SVN console. I need a incremental backup so it will take less time. I am using the following command ...
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File move issues within share - Windows 7 client, Ubuntu 14 Server

We've got a setup where files are shared from an Ubuntu 14.04 server to Win 7 clients. We're struggling with an issue moving files around sometimes. It goes something like this: Create new ...