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How to fix broken synaptic updates: “Package is in a very bad inconsistent state”

I have a Dell Mini9 running Ubuntu 8.10. One day I had the bright idea to see if I could install a LAMP stack. I had trouble installing MySQL 5.0. I don't recall the error, but ever since all ...
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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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How do I set a RAID array as a /home mount point on Linux?

I need to create a file server using Ubuntu Server 13.10 with the following specifications: 1 80Gb HDD: grub boot manager System files apache server files 2 identical 1000GB HDDs: RAID 1 array ...
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ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)

So at first I was getting this error when trying to create databases for use in phpmyadmin. ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) I ...
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How to install i386 package under amd64 ubuntu/debian

All existing answers I found are for the pre-multiarch era (chroot) https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MultiArch says it is OK to install i386 package on amd64 under the multiarch environment, but ...
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Getting “Server unexpectedly closed network connection”

I created VM by using Jclouds API and by giving the public address in putty login into the VM. I tried to install GUI in VM by giving the below command sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop It is ...
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Just recently change /etc/network/interfaces to static IP, apt-get not working. How to check for errors?

I recently just updated my /etc/network/interfaces file to set a static IP address. Seems other computers can access the computer using the network IP address but I may have broken something - now ...
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Unable to connect Ubuntu remote machine

In Ubuntu I've installed Tomcat and deployed the web application. I started tomcat and trying to access from Windows like below http://54.85.125.1:8080/manager Error could not connect to ...
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Ubuntu/Nautilus - connect to server: is it possible to disable moving folders?

Sometimes I use Nautilus on Ubuntu to connect to a remote SSH server. I can browse folders easier and open and edit files remotely in my local editor. One thing I'm concerned about is accidentally ...
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How to set up a home web server with Ubuntu and Windows 7?

How do I set up a local home server that will also be used as a web server? I have an old desktop with Ubuntu 12.10 and wish for this to be used as my central web and local server. I also have ...
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I've set an editor as default, how do I call it to open files in a shell?

EDIT I thought of a better way to phrase the question. How can I find the alias that Ubuntu is using for a different text editor? Rather than using nano by typing nano file.txt, i'd like to be able ...
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How to know if you are using Ubuntu or Debian?

I know Ubuntu is based on Debian but I would like to find out if I am running debian or ubuntu. Uname: uname -a Result:Linux test 2.6.18.8-x86_64-linode10 #1 SMP Tue Nov 10 16:29:17 UTC 2009 ...
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Cannot find grldr in all devices

I'm running wubi on XP machine. Started out originally with 8.04, and gradually upgraded to 10.04. Recently, I was creating linux bootable USB drive, and put it in my system to see if it would work. ...
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Grub4Dos and /boot/bcd error

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop (SSD drive) and recently bought another HDD (second drive) installed in place of CD-ROM. What I want to achieve, is to have Ubuntu as primary OS and ability to ...
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Cursors storage location in Ubuntu

Where are cursor files (*.cur, *.ani) as in Windows stored in Ubuntu. I want to use the Ubuntu cursors in Windows. Can I do that?
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find . file -/+ size except *.filetype

Alright what I am looking for is a way to do something that can find all files less than size except filenames with an extension or more. May be more than one. find . -type f -size -20M -name /! ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic, nVidea Quadro NVS 280 PCi, Eizo S1921 Dual Screen (Twin View) Slow Window Draws

I have been following this Tutorial to get dual monitors working on my box http://www.dwasifar.com/?p=862&cpage=1#comment-5727 It works! However, when ever I move a window, the redraw of that ...
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Install Ubuntu server on one computer, then soon as possible control it (via terminal) through another

I tried to set up a home network the other day, and wanted to set my old computer up as a file server. So, I installed ubuntu server on it. Once installed and logged in, I realsied that some of the ...
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Elantech touchpad recognized as PS/2 mouse Ubuntu 13.10

my elantech touchpad won't work correctly in Ubuntu 13.10 (I had the same problem with 13.04). I can move the cursor and left/right click, but the sensitivity is too high, no scrolling and no ...
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Stop screen dimming after 60 seconds - Ubuntu on a MacBook Air

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a MacBook air - everything works fine, apart from the fact that the screen dims after 60 seconds of activity. Is there any way to stop this? My computer is on mains ...
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How do I remove the old versions of the linux kernel shown in grub boot loader

I am using Ubuntu. I have Linux kernel 3.8.0-35-generic, 2.6.34.14 and 2.6.34.14. I want to delete the 2.6 versions from my system, because 2.6 won't even load when i select them in grub boot loader. ...
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MySQL won't start!

I'm getting this error when trying to log into MySQL from the command line: ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2) I think this ...
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libc.so.6() (64-bit) is needed by … ubuntu 11.10

I am trying to install an odbc driver for vPostgres (Vmware's version for postgres) on Ubuntu 11.10 (64-bit). I have downloaded the rpm file of the installer (64-bit) and when I try to install the rpm ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 Keyboard and Mouse Freezing Problem

I had a partition setup with Windows XP and Ubuntu 8.04 dual booting. I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 by installing fresh from CD but leaving the previous /home folder as is. Things seemed to be ...
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What is the default location of the MediaWiki extensions directory?

I recently install MediaWiki on Ubuntu 10.04 using all the default settings. I'm looking to install an extension. Where is the extensions directory located by default?
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How set default Kernal boot in Ubuntu

I want to default boot an older Kernal of Ubuntu, what is the best way to do this?
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VIDIOC_STREAMON: Invalid argument

I am working on a project using opencv to capture and analyse video. If the program crashes at any point while capturing webcam images, I would get the following error on the next run: ...
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ancient computer won't boot from hdd

Hardware Details: motherboard : ASUS p4p800s CPU : Intel Pentium4 2.4GHz HDD#1 : Western Digital WD800JB HDD#2 : Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 ST340014A (40 Gbytes) HDD#3 : ...
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Create an ISO image from a virtual device image

Oracle VM -> ISO I am using Oracles VM VirtualBox to good effect and have created several ubuntu machines created from an ISO image. My question is that I now want to go from a VM machine to a real ...
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How to enable default notifications with notify-osd?

Some time ago I found that pretty ubuntu notifications are available as a package notify-osd in ArchLinux. I installed and tested it. The question is how to enable notifications running by default in ...
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How to stop chromium crashing?

I am using chromium browser in Lubuntu, in a old laptop with the early centrinos and 512 MB RAM. Chromium crashes very often (the "He's Dead, Jim!" page). I understand that this may have to do with ...
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Ubuntu + CISCO VPNC CLIENT for my new ubuntu version (32 bit )

I have newest Ubuntu Linux version 10.04.4 (32 bit ) I want to install Cisco VPNC client on this linux machines in order to connect to other customers I little confuse , which VPNC cisco version ...
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apt-get upgrade openssl won't bring Ubuntu 12.04 to latest version

I've tried the following, but I can't get a build date later than: Tue, Aug 21 05:18:46 UTC 2012 I have done the following: apt-get dist-upgrade apt-get update apt-get upgrade openssl and ...
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How do I reset the factory capacity of harddisks on win7 or ubuntu

I have a 3TB Hitachi HD () which progressively 'lost' displayed capacity to currently just above 740 GB. Explorer, Installation-DVD and harddisk manager (win7) all agree on this size @ 1.5 billion ...
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IDE for Bash shell scripting on Ubuntu?

I'm probably looking for the Holy Grail here, but I figured I'd ask. Is there an IDE for Bash shell scripting on Ubuntu (Ubuntu 12.04 in my case)? Something with a code editor that lets you set ...
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Why I can't see Ubuntu restricted packages

I don't know what else restricted packages are there, but I'm looking for the sl-modem-daemon package, which according to ...
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How to connect to a VirtualBox guest via host console

Is there a way to connect to a VirtualBox guest OS without the use of vrdp? I have a VirtualBox test server that seems to halt somewhere during early boot, and I would like to connect to it from a ...
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Upgrading from OpenGL 3.0 to 3.3+ on Ubuntu Linux

I recently made the switch from Windows to Ubuntu (because I am becoming more of a game developer than a game player), but quickly found out that my OpenGL version was downgraded because of the ...
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Problems Installing from Windows 7 USB

I asked this question at askubuntu and they directed me here. Just like this mans problem: http://askubuntu.com/questions/396578/why-cant-i-boot-from-my-windows-7-usb-device-usb-install Originally ...
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My PC (w/ Windows & Ubuntu) not responding to keyboard and mouse input

I have an old Acer Aspire 3100 running Windows Vista. I have put Ubuntu on a Live CD (actually a DVD R). When I boot into Windows, I get no keyboard and mouse input in Windows (Windows doesn't even ...
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How to install TortoiseHG on Ubuntu

I just downloaded and installed the latest Ubuntu and it doesn't look like I'm used to. I don't see any Mercurial developer tools in the Ubuntu Software Center. I got on ...
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Booting PC that won't boot Windows w/ Linux

My old laptop, an Acer Aspire running Windows Vista Basic Edition, will not boot up. When I power it on, I see a blank black screen 90% of the time (but it 'lights up' if you know what I mean, the ...
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Battery won't charge on new Asus laptop (ubuntu)

Hi I bought a brand new Asus Q550L notebook from Bestbuy the other day and I removed Windows 8 from it and replaced it with Ubuntu. Now the battery won't charge. It is sitting at 45% capacity, if I ...
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Why has Ubuntu minor version number 04 or 10 only?

Why if an Ubuntu with a new major version is to be released the minor version is automatically 04 (and 10) for updates?
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Ubuntu root permission denied

I am trying to setup a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with chef. I am getting this error, which I'm assuming is related to my user permissions: Chef Client failed. 3 resources updated in 5.613887095 seconds ...
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Bridging Wifi to Ethernet on Ubuntu not working

When running Windows I was able to bridge my wifi connect through my laptops Ethernet connection so a range of ethernet only devices could piggy back off my wifi (Raspberry Pi, Xbox etc etc). I am ...
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How can I create an SSH user who only has permission to access specific folders in Ubuntu?

I installed SSH, but I found if I use my original account to login to Ubuntu, it has too many permissions. I want to constrain the user to only have permissions for specific folders in Ubuntu. How ...
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Move a dir which contains compiled apps

I want to move a dir e.g. file_download to myappDir. I know I can do this via mvcommand. The main problem I have are compiled apps within my dir file_download. And after compile has been finished I ...
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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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Trying to move the MySQL data directory on Ubuntu 12.04

OS: Ubuntu 12.04 I am trying to move the mysql data directory and log files to separate mounts to make it easier to swap out drives when needed in the future. ##Moving the MySQL data directory sudo ...