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How long will mkfs -c take?

I'm currently running a sudo mkfs.msdos -c -F 32 /dev/sdg1 How long would it take, approximately? This is an USB 2.0 disk of 250GB. The lower limit is of course 2 * 250GB / 480 Mbit/s ~ 8400s (it ...
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Why does Chrome cause very high GPU load in full screen?

My operating system is Ubuntu 15.04. Since a few weeks I have an annoying problem with google chrome. Whenever I'm switching to full screen mode - be it a video, a flash application or anything else - ...
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How to format to NTFS my EXT4 partition on Windows 8?

I'd like to format one of my partitions to NTFS which is EXT4 at the moment and an ubuntu is installed on, that I don't need anymore. I can't see the partition in My Computer and I've never tried ...
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Enable system beep in Ubuntu

I have tried to get the system beep working, but with no success. I used echo -e '\a' and the beep application. I have tried entering modprobe pcspkr at the command line, and made sure pcspkr is not ...
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Screenshot will not copy to clipboard in Ubuntu 14.04 Unity desktop. How can I fix this?

I have been able to take screenshots without issue until today. Now screenshots are being produced but will not copy to the clipboard. If I use the screenshot app and save the image to a file this ...
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Making hardware peripherals for Windows work with Linux too

I found this really nice external wireless keyboard and mouse combo for my laptop, and was about to buy it when I just noticed that the OSs supported include only the various versions of Windows. Can ...
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SOLVED Print on Ubuntu via Windows 7 printer share without additional printer drivers

i got a problem: i got a Shinko CHC-S2145 printer and have to print from Ubuntu 12.04 (x86) - i need some special features that are only aviable with a linux machine. I installed VirtualBox and ...
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apache wont follow symlinks | 403 permission denied

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04, and have a problem with the Apache configuration: I created a Symlink from /var/www/html torwards /home/me/myWebDirectory but localhost/myWebDirectory renders a ...
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Which shell script executes first at boot time?

Is there a standard entry point of the shell in Linux? For example I know that /etc/profile get executed at startup, but which is the script that gets executed first? If every distro does it ...
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Route all Ubuntu traffic to Windows 7 Virtualbox with Juniper VPN

I have to use Juniper VPN to connect to my company's VPN. Unfortunately my company doesn't allow connections directly from Ubuntu. So I have a minimal Windows 7 VM in VirtualBox and run Juniper from ...
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Virtualbox in a Ubuntu Docker Container is missing Kernel Headers

I'm trying to run virtualbox in Docker for the use of vagrant. I try to achieve that with Ubuntu. This is my Dockerfile: FROM ubuntu RUN apt-get update RUN apt-get install -y ...
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Error installing Safari for Windows on Ubuntu 15 through Wine

I'm trying to install Safari 5 for Windows in Ubuntu 15 through Wine (version 1.6.2). First I downloaded with wget: wget http://appldnld.apple.com/Safari5/041-5487.20120509.INU8B/SafariSetup.exe ...
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Recover data from formatted harddrive

I had a dual boot machine with Windows 8 and Deepin linux on it. Last week I removed WIndows 8 and installed windows 8.1. After installing Windows 8.1 grub was removed. I followed How can I repair ...
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Touchpad can't be use outside of Windows (10) and sometimes not at all

My touchpad (Elan Smart-Pad) on my Toshiba Satellite PSPRDU-00C003B is only working on Windows now. It had been working with both Windows 10 and Ubuntu but now it only works when running windows. It ...
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New HDD mounting and partitioning difficulties

I have recently purchased and installed a brand new 8TB Seagate Archive HDD into my desktop computer, and, using the "Disks" program in Ubuntu, I created one 8TB NFTS partition named "MediaStorage" ...
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How do I use the awesome window manager?

I've installed awesome on my Ubuntu laptop, and I like it. But I feel kind of lost. I don't know any keyboard shortcuts and the man pages aren't really any help (for instance, what does Mod4 mean?). ...
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Not able to mount/install vmware tools

I'm using the vmware player 6. I installed Mint 15 Olivia (MATE 64bit), everything is fine...except that I cannot install vmware tools. When I start the vm and click im vmware menu: ...
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Linux Ubuntu Password reset

I used the passwd >username< on Ubuntu, and it gave me a list of options. How do I get past them? If I try using the options, it won't let me. Please help. Thanks!
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The mouse pointer in my Ubuntu VM has turned into a little hand with a document, and clicks are ignored. How do I get out of this mode?

The mouse pointer in my Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS VM (running in VMware Fusion) has changed into a little hand holding a document. It doesn't show up in screen-shots. All mouse clicks (left or right) are ...
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How to disable creating device nodes of ldm disks in ubuntu?

Yesterday I've installed ubuntu 14.04 to my mother's home computer. That's really good deal, but she uses windows too to work with documents. This documents is placed on the Windows dynamic disks in ...
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Compiling OpenSSH without “consolekit.patch”

I'm currently encountering issues with some tools that connect via SSH to a remote machine (Eclipse's remote deployment) to deploy files automatically. Around 90% of the time, when I initiate the ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu guest has NAT, but no TCP connectivity

First of all, I am using these things: Windows 7 host Ubuntu 14.04 guest (just set this up) VirtualBox 5.0.2 Where I'm at now I am having some issues with my networking settings. Everything is ...
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Hyper-V Clipboard and Integration Services in Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running in Windows Hyper-V. I am experiencing a problem with the Clipboard (copy from host to Virtual Machine), it is not working correctly (It was not working with Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Cannot start VirtualBox NAT Network

I am trying to start a NAT Network using VirtualBox on Ubuntu 14.04. Both Ubuntu and VirtualBox are freshly installed. VirtualBox v4.3.10_Ubuntu r93012 installed from the Ubuntu repositories. When ...
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How can I run a Virtual Machine in Windows 8 Developer Preview?

Since having issues installing Ubuntu side-by-side with Windows 8, I thought I'd try running Ubuntu in a VM instead. However, VMWare player has no love for Windows 8 yet (invalid VM86 or something ...
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Roll back to libc6-amd64 using a live cd and chroot on ssd with GPT filesystem

I was attempting to follow a steam guide to install a dedicated game server. See my original post here. Basically I really messed up. I attempted to roll back but when it downgraded my network ...
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Error messages when extracting a .tar.bz2 in Ubuntu

While extracting a .tar.bz2 file using the command tar xjf git.tar.bz2 I received error messages that shows Cannot hard link to and Cannot create symlink to What will be the reason ...
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Error handling for automated uploads in Ubuntu?

Every day I need to upload automatically about 100 images with a total size of 4MB. I've used ncfttput and FTP via command line, but sometimes the upload of one image gets stuck with a Connecting to ...
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How to uninstall/remove ubuntu 14.04 from dual boot windows 8 [duplicate]

I installed ubuntu on a usb and get the option to run either windows 8 or ubuntu @ startup. I just deleted all the files in the install ubuntu folder in the usb and thought that would do the trick but ...
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apache userdir - home folder permissions

I have added the userdir module with a2enmod userdir I have configured the following in the sites-available/example.conf UserDir disabled UserDir enabled lazaro UserDir www Then I have created a ...
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Gnome and Cinnamon loads in fallback mode only

So I have been using linux mint for a while now. A few months ago my Gnome shell crashed and I was unable to use the full 3d features and loaded into fallback mode only. From that day (around 2 months ...
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All screens go black when HDMI is connected on ubuntu

I recently got a new graphics card for my computer with an HDMI connection, a VGA connection, and a DVI connection. This is what i did: I connected a VGA monitor to the graphics card. the monitor ...
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OS X right click / define on ubuntu and windows 7

I have been an OS X user for a long time and really gotten used to a lot of features that Apple has to offer. At work I have to keep switching between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04. One of the most ...
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Unable to install steam on Ubuntu

I've just installed Ubuntu on my chromebook because I want a little more functionality (<3 the design, not much utility on chrome os besides crosh) I used sudo apt-get to get the steam-launcher ...
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dnsmasq fails to start on boot Ubuntu 13.10

dnsmasq fails to start on boot of Ubuntu 13.10, showing the error in the syslog: dnsmasq failed to create listening socket for 192.168.0.10: Cannot assign requested address When I start it ...
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Steam and Ubuntu - 2nd HDD (game library) not being recognized until clicked on

So I installed steam and I got a problem each time I reboot. My HDD remains undetected by Steam until its been accessed in Ubuntu 15.04. Thus steam does not recognize the HDD and leaves my library ...
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3D plotting in Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed and need to plot 3D graphic. I have installed several free applications available in the repository, like QtiPlot and GNU Octave. I have found out and created the ...
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How to pick a different WiFi connection when one drops?

I have 2 WiFI connections available. Sometimes, the WiFi network disconnects, and when that happens, I'd like the system to automatically use the other connection. How can I do this? I'm using a ...
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Easy way to kill frozen apps on Ubuntu without hardware reboot

After one of the recent Chrome updates on Ubuntu some parts of this browser (e.g. right-click menus) work really bad. Also, it freezes from time to time. It seems to me that actually all the system ...
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How do I detach a process from Terminal, entirely?

I use Tilda (drop-down terminal) on Ubuntu as my "command central" - pretty much the way others might use GNOME Do, Quicksilver or Launchy. However, I'm struggling with how to completely detach a ...
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External hard drive broke after using on Ubuntu

I have a 2tb external harddrive which I use mainly on Windows 7. I have 2 separate hard drives in my computer, one for Windows 7 and the other for Ubuntu. My hard drive was working fine until I tried ...
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Dual-boot => Unsupported partition table

I have a Dell Inspiron 5521 with dual boot (Legacy Boot, UEFI off): - Ubuntu 12.04.2 - Windows 7 First I've installed Ubuntu and after Windows 7. The problem is that when I'm trying to activate ...
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Cron expression hour 1/12

I'm looking at a system where someone added a cronjob which schedule is like this: 0 1/12 * * * doSomething More commonly, if the hours part in the schedule were */12 then it would execute every 12 ...
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formatting output in bash shell to remove special characters - linux

I am issuing the command below against a logfile grep "Oracle Audit" /var/adm/messages | awk '{print $6}' How do I format the below output Audit[9460]: Audit[10507]: Audit[10507]: Audit[10507]: ...
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Low cost Ubuntu/Cups Compatible Laser Printer [on hold]

I am looking for a laser color printer that can be configured with secure ipp printing via CUPS. I had purchased about 45 Dell C2660dn Color Laser printers. They had a nice web interface that I could ...
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Touchpad unresponsive until X restart

I'm on a Netbook with Mint 13 (Ubuntu-based). It has a touchpad which gets stuck every now and then (it's quite rare actually, but it does happen -- a few times a day). Restarting X fixes the ...
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Upgrade to windows 10 screwed up my partitions(tables?) on an Ubuntu/Windows dual-boot

I thought windows would just overwrite the bootloader as expected, but something wonky is going on with the partitions too, and I can't access linux. I'm not sure if it's recoverable, but any input ...
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Ubuntu Trickle Will Not Open Chrome

I'm trying to open Chrome with trickle to throttle the upload speed so I can test a sites image uploading progress display, but the build in dev tools for chrome only allow throttling for downloads. ...
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Canvas lms open sourse installation

Hope you are doing fine. I am facing a lot of problem while configuring canvas using ubuntu 14.04 following the steps described in https://github.com/instructure/canvas-lms/wiki/Quick-Start Step 1: ...
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Guake/Tilda-like visibility toggle for any application

Guake and Tilda are 2 applications in Ubuntu which can be toggled visible/invisible with a hotkey, but this mechanism is built inside of these applications. Is there some general manager software ...