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How to input hash (#) symbol to terminal?

I'm running Ubuntu Server as a virtual machine (using VirtualBox) on my mac. Normally on the Mac, I'd press alt + 3 to input the hash (#) sybmol. However, if I do this in my Ubuntu Server's console, ...
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creating ubuntu machine as a hotspot

I am using ubuntu 11.10 in my laptop. I want to make my laptop as hotspot for my android phone to access internet. Is it possible if yes What step need to follow. I already have tried creating the " ...
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Launching gnome-shell-timer in Unity?

I'd like to have a countdown timer in my taskbar on an Ubuntu 12.04 machine with Unity 2D. My use case is primarily time management, for example "countdown from 30 minutes, and I'll take a break when ...
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Unable to load nvm commands via SSH [Ubuntu 14]

I know there are quite a few similar questions around, but I am still unable to get this to work. If I try to run nvm install node, all starts to work again. ubuntu@*:~$ node The program 'node' can ...
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Motion daemon causes 100% cpu when stopped

I have setup the motion video detection system on Ubuntu 14.04 and want to start and stop it via cron so that it's not capturing pictures when the room is normally in use. It all works fine until I ...
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How can I connect via SSH (Putty) to my VMWare machine (Ubuntu)?

I'm trying to connect to my VMWare (Workstation 7.1.3) machine (Ubuntu Lucid) via SSH. I've read through some other posts, but I can't figure this out. I ran ifconfig, and got a inet addr: and Bcast ...
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Ubuntu and Belkin N150 f6d4050 Wireless USB adapter v2

I'm new to Ubuntu, and I'm trying to get my Belkin USB adapter to work. There are plenty of discussions out there already about this, but none really helped me out. Here's what I've done - ...
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Renaming burned CDs

I'm stuck with a problem that would require a skill set a little farther than mine, I currently installed Ubuntu for the first time on a piece of hardware, but I didn't take in account that the ...
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Dell Inspiron R15 3521 BIOS doesn't show the option to boot from USB

Secure Boot is disabled and I'm on Legacy Boot right now. When I go to Boot settings there doesn't seem to be any option to boot from USB or even add that as an option. (I have tried two USB 2.0 and ...
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No desktop effects in Ubuntu 10.10 with (Optiplex 755) intel Q35

I work on a optiplex 755 with a intel Q35 graphics card. After installing Ubuntu 10.10 (was running XP before that) I could not enable any desktop effects. I have enabled the package sources and ...
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How do I install GRUB as a boot loader when I currently use Mac OS X (Yosemite)

I currently have a Hackintosh running Mac OS X Yosemite. I'm in the process of updating it to El Capitan any day now. I have an empty drive slot that I'd like to install Ubuntu onto. I'd like to use ...
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Problems with my Time Machine drive on my Ubuntu server

Complete Linux novice here, I've been trying to set up one of my disks in my server as a Time Machine backup. Below is a follow up from this post: ...
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Going up a directory in Nautilus' location bar

I am trying to go up a directory in Nautilus' location bar. For example, I start here: I then give focus to the location bar, type .. and hit enter, but it brings me to the first folder in the ...
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Ubuntu can't mount windows share

I want to access by termin a Windows share so on my Ubuntu 14.04 system I executed the following command: sudo mount.cifs -o username=dana //192.168.1.4/Users /mnt/ After entering the sudo ...
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How to Fix schema com.canonical.indicator.datetime not installed error?

I'm trying to get back the clock in the Unity system bar. I installed unity-tweak-tool but when i try to use it I get an error and it ends. $ unity-tweak-tool Error: schema ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs intermittently under Hyper-V

I have Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS running in a Hyper-V virtual machine on a Windows 2012 R2 host. After running for some time, the Ubuntu server seems to freeze up (at least partially). A website ...
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Can't go into BIOS to change boot device

I completely erased my Hard Drive and installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Lenovo B570 laptop. After a few months of using it I wanted to remove it, so I reboot my computer and pressed F12 (MultiBoot List.) ...
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avconv - Error for scale filter

I'm trying to rescale a video via avconv with the following command: /usr/bin/avconv -i /home/user/video.mp4 -filter:v crop=960:720:160:0,scale=h=498:w=-1 -an -y -frames:v 1 media/image.png But I'm ...
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'net ads join -U username' failing with an error 'NT_STATUS_IO_TIMEOUT'

I am attempting to provide access to Ubuntu shared directories using Active Directory users and group using Samba. I am following this article to install and configure AD and Unix so that access can ...
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Mdadm raid gone after reboot

Mdadm raid gone after reboot. Will gdisk work on 6TB HDD's? Will some describe how to use "parted" to write "fd00"? Rephrased better
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Cannot connect to local SSH server - bad file number

I have an Odroid XU4 with Ubuntu 14.04 server on it. I installed the ssh server with apt-get install openssh-server. I got the local IP with hostname -I, which is 192.168.0.186, I generated a random ...
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VMware Workstation 12 Pro - Error updating VMware Tools on Ubuntu 14.10

Workstation 12 Pro - 12.1.0 build-3272444 Individual license Guest OS : Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit VMware Tools: 9.6.2.31837 (build-1688356) VM works fine except... Updating VMware Tools, download stage ...
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Dual boot Windows 10 / Debian 8

I messed up my Ubuntu installation, which is in dual boot with Windows 10, and I'd like to overwrite it with Debian 8. Should I just format the Ubuntu's partition and run the Debian's installer? And ...
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Can't dual-boot Windows 7/Linux Mint (UEFI)

This post is going to be kind of long because I've done a lot of testing. Until proven otherwise, I'm going to assume this incredibly bizarre issue is caused by my computer being haunted. I'm also ...
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Ubuntu only uses 768 MB instead of 1 GB ram

The specs of my laptop and BIOS say that I have 1 GB (1024MB) of ram. But when I use Ubuntu it says that I have only 768 MB. Is there a way to use all the ram that I have? I have Asus K53U laptop ...
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Chromium Render SPU tab stuck above VirtualBox task in Win10

Background: I use Win10 and I run Ubuntu 15.10 on a virtual machine via VirtualBox. Each time I run the VM, after about 1 hour, another tab is being added to it's icon in the Win10 taskbar: You ...
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No boot menu for backbox

I have windows 10 installed on my C: drive which has 202 gb space. When I got my laptop it was mentioned with UEFI. I have a partition of 700 gb for F: drive from which I extracted 20 GB for backbox ...
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BitTorrent sync file permissions (Ubuntu)

I started using BitTorrent sync last night, as a do-it-yourself Dropbox project, and it works amazing, except for one thing... On my Ubuntu 13.10 laptop, all the file permissions are messed up, and ...
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Keyboard key presses showing up out of order (Ubuntu 15.04, Microsoft SideWinder keyboard)

I've noticed this for a while, but only recently tried to troubleshoot. Using the MS SideWinder keyboard on Ubuntu 15.04, which has n-key rollover, if I type words quickly I find that intermittently ...
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ubuntu 13,10 “Failed to download repository information”

I have ubuntu 13.10- 64 bit version on my machine.recently i tried to install postgres for ROR development but i couldn't complete the postgres installation and found that my update manager always ...
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Whats a stable version of Ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu onto my laptop the other day for a change of pace but it keeps on crashing and stalling. I will freeze for a while or just stop completely and i cannot do anything on it. I have ...
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Can't connect to wifi in both Windows and Ubuntu (but USB tethering works)

I just bought an ASUS K31AD desktop PC. I have both Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15. I can connect with my phone's USB tethering but not with its Portable Wi-Fi. What can be the cause of this? I used to be ...
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Troubles with wifi card on linux

I have Ubuntu 12.04.1 and follow wifi equipment: 02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01) And I have this drivers ...
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Play stream with VLC on Ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu desktop 14.04 with two NIC, eth0 and eth1. One is just for internet and the other one is on local subnet where multicast UDP stream is coming. Default route is on eth0, and multicast ...
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Why is audacity recording at a slower speed

A while ago I used Audacity to record the output from the computer speakers by using PulseAudio Volume Control to redirect the output to the "microphone". It worked fine. I then used Effect > Change ...
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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 14.04 with a CentOS 6 desktop look and feel

I'd like to install an up-to-date Ubuntu distro (14.04 LTS) at home since it is much easier to get desktop applications; however, I'm using CentOS 6 at work and I'm used to and prefer the desktop look ...
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Auto-unmount NTFS partition when hibernating Xubuntu

I use a dual-boot setup (Xubuntu & Windows). My Windows has Fastboot and Hibernation disabled and my main OS is Xubuntu which i hibernate almost every day. I always make sure no NTFS partition is ...
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Just Installed Virtualbox on Windows 10 host, Cannot Load Ubuntu

Just installed 4.3.12, build 9926. For reasons I won't go into right now (extensive), the newest builds of VBox crash immediately in Windows 10 Home Edition. Build 4.3.12 will actually start Vbox ...
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Web Server redirect to old IP address

I have EC 2 instance , configured has web server used wiki-media to create page, along with EC 2 I used RDS mysql database server. At first it works fine , but when I stop instance & start it it ...
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Home network ADSL Modem to Ubuntu Server to Wireless Router

I've got a D-Link DSL2544N in bridged mode connected to my Netgear R7000 wireless router, with an Ubuntu dev server hooked up to that through an ethernet port (I'd upgraded from the D-Link and didn't ...
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Problems with multiple static network interfaces on Linux

I have created 2 static interfaces, eth0 and eth1. Here's how my /etc/network/interfaces file look like. # This file describes the network interfaces available on your system # and how to activate ...
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Installing Qubes v3 along with Ubuntu14 on external USB HDD, fails

I partitioned a 2 tb usb hdd to: /boot 1gb, /ext4 999gb, /unallocated 500gb, /fat32 500gb. I installed Ubuntu in ext4 partition without any problems and installed grub in the same partition. The disk ...
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WebEx's Personal Room on Linux/Ubuntu 14.04

How do I access WebEx's "Personal Room" on my Ubuntu 14.04 operating system? Currently, when I attempt to access WebEx's "Personal Room", WebEx responds with an error message stating that my browser ...
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Can't print from Windows 10,7 to Ubuntu cups HP Printer for the first 30 minutes, but can print from linux

I have an HP Deskjet 1510 printer (the actual shop advertised it as a 1515 model, the windows driver provided was for a 1510 though). I am sharing the printer through samba and cups to the network. ...
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Trying to install liveusb-creator onto ubuntu

i tried following this tutorial: https://ifireball.wordpress.com/2011/10/14/running-fedoras-liveusb-creator-on-ubuntu/ , but i got this error: Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Networking not working due to MAC address in VirtualBox Ubuntu guest?

I have an Ubuntu VirtualBox VM guest under a Windows 10 host. At home I can connect to my wireless network and see the internet if I use bridged adapter, but not NAT. With NAT Ubuntu says I'm ...
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“Ctrl” Key is being Pressed automatically

When I log into my Windows 7 the "Ctrl" key is being pressed automatically even from bootmenu. So,I couldn't able to choose the different option in boot menu as well as not able to press the password ...
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Renaming windows of shells in Ubuntu

How can you rename windows in Ubuntu? I have a few terminals open. All of them have the name "Untitled window". I would like to rename them similarly as you can in Screen by C-A A.