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Shared folder Virtualbox Ubuntu / Lubuntu

I can see a lot of posts on this but they either don't cover what I'm trying, the OS's that I'm using or (most likely) I'm not understanding them. I'm using Ubuntu 14, and I have VirtualBox running ...
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PC starts to be noisy some time after Ubuntu is installed

I used to have this problem: http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/174161/when-i-boot-linux-it-asks-for-password-pretends-to-proceed-but-then-returns-t. Before it arose, my PC was beeing noisy for a ...
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INTEL UNDI PXE MESSAGE AT BOOT TIME- LENOVO LAPTOP

I have Lenovo G580 laptop. I have installed two operating systems, namely, Windows 7 and Fedora 20. When my laptop boots it shows a message as "Intel UNDI PXE-2.0 (build 083) and blah blah...". I ...
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Lenovo laptop doesn't go beyond boot screen, can't enter BIOS menu

My Lenovo U510 was originally installed with Windows 8, and I wanted to dual boot Ubuntu alongside it, so I shrunk the existing Windows volumes (there's an SSD and a HDD) slightly in order to make ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 has no Suspend or Hibernate Options

I have a Lenova Yoga 2 Pro, and I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed. I am having some issues setting the power functions. At the moment I can not suspend or hibernate the laptop. So from Gnome 3.10 I have ...
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Any sound which is played from Google Chrome is very low pitch

Any sound which is played from Google Chrome is very low pitch, doesn't matter which website or source i.e. video from youtube, music from flash games and etc. However if I open same content in other ...
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How do I add icons to the hicolor icon theme manually?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit. My problem: I'm trying to manually add an icon to hicolor (default) icon theme. The only icon I have a 32x32 version of this icon. I've tried going about this by ...
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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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Crashing after sleep/hibernate/suspend on multiple OS

Custom-built desktop, running windows 7 64-bit SP1, Intel i7-2700k CPU, 8 GB RAM Since I first started using this machine it sometimes crashes to a bluescreen and has always had trouble booting up. ...
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What is the file “-”, and why can only stat see it?

I'm using Ubuntu 12. When I type into my terminal stat -, I get the following output: File: ‘-’ Size: 0 Blocks: 0 IO Block: 1024 character special file Device: ch/12d ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.10 on MacBook Pro (5,5) without rEFIt or rEFInd, hangs on purple screen

I recently inherited a mid 2009 13" MacBook Pro. I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.10 on the machine rather than OS X. I've previously had success with Ubuntu 13.10 on a 2006 MacBook by booting to live ...
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USB HDD disk not recognized in BIOS Boot order

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 along with Windows 8.1. Obviously I used a USB drive to install Ubuntu. I made all changes to UEFI so I could boot from USB. I could see the USB in the Boot Menu and was able ...
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The “/etc/init.d/networking restart” fails to update eth0/eth1 at my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

At my Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, "/etc/init.d/networking restart" doesn't seem to update eth0/eth1 interfaces. Network Manager has been turned off in last reboot and "/etc/network/interfaces" has been ...
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How to fix Truecrypt MBR using Command Prompt or Linux live USB?

I was playing with TrueCrypt and decided to make a fresh installation of Windows 7 from USB stick. Unfortunately Windows 7 installer: "setup was unable to create a new system partition" My entire ...
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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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Reorder the pages from scan two-sided of pages, by using one-sided scan only? [duplicate]

I am using Xerox WorkCentre 7830 to scan the pages of my small notebook. I have used a paper cutter to remove the bindings of the notebook, and feed the pages into the document feeder of Xerox ...
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Strange issue with Google

I have installed Ubuntu on my laptop. Now I have dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.10 both of them are x64 bits. I have two problems: The first one is the I can't connect to their server from the ...
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How do I apply parts of a gconfd backup?

I have just re-installed a laptop and I want to have the same Compiz settings that was on the laptop before. According to ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu

I am trying to uninstall ubuntu and install windows 7. For this I change DVD drive as a first boot device but windows 7 DVD is not booting I tried to put windows 7 in USB but even that is not detected ...
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Unable to open github.com Error code: DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit with a wired connection. For the last 7 days, I have been unable to open Github. It instead has an error. Is there anything wrong with my connection / hardware / ...
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Unable to execute binary file. Exec format error

I recently heard about Breach, a Node.js based browser. I was following the instructions on http://codeforgeek.com/2014/08/download-install-breach-browser-ubuntu-14-04/ to install it but got the ...
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Checking firefox version using cmd and gives error

On checking the version of firefox using firefox -v, I get the following error. (process:12746): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: assertion 'sys_page_size == 0' failed Mozilla Firefox 31.0 I ...
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How do I burn the Ubuntu ISO to a CD-RW in Windows 7?

What should I choose if I want to burn a Ubuntu ISO to the CD so that I can boot Ubuntu from CD on start-up? Should I choose treat the CD like a USB which is save, edit, delete files at any time or ...
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How to reduce file size in swf files?

I'm trying to reduce the file size in a swf file that is 17 MB in Ubuntu 14.10. I tried using swftools and avconv. When I did swfcombine -dz file.swf -o file_new.swf swftools only managed to ...
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How do I go about geting synergy 100% operational with error in build process

During the install process I get the following snippet of an error When I get to the part about cryptopp: Scanning dependencies of target cryptopp [ 19%] Building CXX object ...
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Running Ubuntu in VirtualBox under Windows 8.1 doesn't use CPU on 100%

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit under Windows 8.1 64 bit using VirtualBox 4.3.10. I have an Intel Core i5-2410M CPU, with 2 physical cores and enabled HyperThreading and virtualization. I have set ...
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Mouse clicks suddenly stopped working in Ubuntu

This is a weird one. For some reason, last night my mouse partially stopped working. Movement is fine, but the mouse buttons don't work. Mainly it's the left button, but occasionally the right click ...
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What minimum'allows' should be used in iptables rules?

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 server which has two Ethernet ports: eth0 directly connects with a custom camera and eth1 connects via LAN cable to a wireless router. I had been developing a web application ...
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Kinivo WID340 Ubuntu Driver install

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and recently purchased this wifi extender. I'm attempting to install the drivers as instructed in the manual: http://downloads.kinivo.com/product/manual/WID340_English.pdf . I ...
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Can't write bluray disks

I'm trying to write my first Bluray on Ubuntu 14.10 since I bought my ASUS SBW-06D2X-U external USB unit. What happens is that it get exessively slow (0.2-0.3x) and it crashes when it reaches around ...
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Cannot SSH to my Server, The connection Hangs

Hello i have setup a home server which I am trying to access remotly. I did this a while back and untill recently I moved homes and ISP. I have port forwarded with my new ISP to be able to access the ...
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Ubuntu fails to install cuda toolkit

I want to install cuda toolkit on ubuntu 14.04, so I downloaded cuda-repo.deb from nVidia site and then ran: sudo dpkg -i cuda-repo-ubuntu1404_6.5-14_amd64.deb But it fails. There are no error ...
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No GUI and Long on screen in ubuntu 14.04 after removing GTK

I removed the gtk+2 and gtk+3 by the command "apt-get remove" command. But after that, I could not log on to my system, there is no Log in screen and other GUI icons.But the PC is working, I could ...
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OmniCppComplete vim plugin and SSD on Ubuntu

I want to develop some GTK+ stuff in C and I was in need of using some plugin for completions. I have personal reasons why I don't want to use YouCompleteMe plugin. I configured OmniCppComplete ...
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How to Extend primary partition(/dev/sda1) in linux?

Im having a problem, my primary partition is running out of space. Due to this, I can't access linux machine remotely (through vncserver). I have another drive (/dev/sdb) having much more free space. ...
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Specify manually installed dependency with Synaptic install

Libevent2.0.5 is the latest version available in the repository but I want to use libevent2.0.21 instead as I'm troubleshooting an error with Transmission. I compiled libevent2.0.21-stable using ...
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How to get Windows 8 boot menu to choose OS in a dual boot of Windows 8 and Ubuntu?

I recently dual booted my system - Windows 8 and Ubuntu, installing the latter first. Now, when I boot into my system, I get the Ubuntu grub menu instead of the Windows 8 boot menu that has only two ...
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how to uninstall ubuntu 14.04 and reinstalling 12.04.03 lts

I installed ubuntu 14.04 but wanted to uninstall it because battery drains very quickly. So I decided to reinstall the old 12.04.03 lts. I formatted the the drive on which ubuntu was installed. ...
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Difftool for Ubuntu like OS X's Opendiff

What is the best difftool for Git repos like OS X's Opendiff?
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Apache2 server won't restart after replacing server.crt with server.crt from ca

I'm trying to enable ssl (tls?) I ran into these errors and I have these questions. Why did apache not restart? And how do I get it to restart? Replacing restart with start does not work. Could ...
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Which application uses /usr/share/unity/ assets in Ubuntu?

In directory /usr/share/unity/ there's assets which are used in the theme of Unity Plugin user interface. I can change this assets to change Unity visual. But, which application uses this assets? ...
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Mount encrypted HFS in ubuntu

I try to mount an encrypted HFS+ partition in Ubuntu. An older post described quite good how to do it, but lacks the information how to use encrypted partitions. What I found so far is: # install ...
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Windows 7 backup network restore: “The network location cannot be reached, 0x800704CF”

When I try to restore from a backup image, I get this error. After I enter the network address (\\10.0.0.1\backup or \\z\backup), the wizard presents me with the network login dialog, which leads ...
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Cannot install virtualbox-ose-guest-dkms on Ubuntu 10.04

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and kernel: 2.6.38-11-generic-pae. While using VirtualBox, i got this error: Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908) Please install the virtualbox-ose-dkms package and ...
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Transfer files over hardwired LAN for speed; computers are also WiFi connected

I am a web developer. I don’t have much knowledge in networking. I have to transfer almost 200 GB files from a Ubuntu 14.04 laptop to a Windows 8 laptop. They are connected to the Internet through a ...
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How do I configure my system to trust a CA for a specific subset of domains?

The company I work for has a number of internal web services accessible over HTTPS. These services use SSL/TLS certificates signed by an internal certificate authority which is only trusted by ...
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Choose specific files to download in utorrent ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and i am using uTorrent web UI. Whenever i add a torrent for downloading, it straight away starts downloading. I want to be able to choose which files to download and which ...
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Make .sh file executable

I have a .sh file which is not becoming an executable. I tried doing it in the properties but as soon I ticked the checkbox, the tick vanished in a second. I then tried sudo chmod +x filename.sh ...
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Please install the mysql2 adapter: `gem install activerecord-mysql2-adapter` (cannot load such file — mysql2) (LoadError)

I am trying to install Redmine on Ubuntu and currently having an error if open Redmine page: Please install the mysql2 adapter: gem install activerecord-mysql2-adapter (cannot load such file -- ...
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Sudo usermod -a -G is totally ineffective

Really simple, I run the following in Ubuntu 14.04 Server, logged in as max: sudo usermod -a -G www-data max When I run groups as max after doing so, www-data is not in the output set of groups. ...