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openconnect on ubuntu 14.04LTS I get “XML response has no ”auth“ node”

I run openconnect to connect to juniper as following $ openconnect --version OpenConnect version v5.02 Using GnuTLS. Features present: PKCS#11, TOTP software token, DTLS (using OpenSSL) sudo ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 NoMachine Client-Side Resolution

I have been using OpenNX on a Mac to connect to a NoMachine 3.5 server on Ubuntu, and I was able to start a new GNOME session with the using the available screen area. However, this behavior changed ...
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How can I stop my laptop waking from suspend as the lid is closed?

I have an Alienware M17x with Kubuntu 14.10. When I suspend to RAM and close the lid, very often it will wake up after a few seconds of sleep. Sometimes not. I get the feeling it's related to how ...
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SSD RAID in Haswell NUC with Ubuntu: Does TRIM work?

I want a low-power, small, silent x86_64 Ubuntu computer with storage that's resilient against hardware failure of a drive. I'm thinking of buying D54250WYKH or D34010WYKH, one mSATA SSD and one 2.5" ...
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Edit bootable img file on Mac OS X

I have downloaded a bootable image of Ubuntu (7.95Gb .img file) for a Parallella (minicomputer), but its too big to fit on my 8GB micro sd card (which actually is only 7.8 GB!). I would like to ...
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dovecot WILDCARD SSL (certicate.crt, private.key, intermediate.crt) not working

I have installed dovecot and postfix and got it working, but when I change the ssl_cert_file, ssl_key_file and ssl_ca_file dovecot configuration to my WILDCARD SSL certificate (working on apache) it ...
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Files were encrypted by virus, and old (win 7) OS is gone - What Do?

So for the past few weeks I have been planning on switching from windows 7 to Ubuntu (14.04) with windows running in a VM for whenever I need it. 2 days ago my antivirus complained to me that I had a ...
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Apache2 + Php + Pthreads HowTos

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit. What I would really love to do is sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-php5 but compile PHP with --enable-maintainer-zts so I could later install pthreads with pecl ...
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Is it possible to run Corona SDK on ReactOS or Wine?

I dumped Windows, I'm now using Xubuntu. Is it possible to run Corona SDK on Wine? On Corona forums, they say no, but I wounder how this guy did it? Is ZeroBrane a solution? What about ReactOS (or ...
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ubuntu package dependency error

Webmin was upgrading packages and something went wrong after that and now i cannot install anything. Even my apache server is down . When i type apt-get install apache2 i get this error The ...
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Always show application menu bar in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail

Is there a way to force the application menu to always be visible (as opposed to only showing when the cursor is hovered over the top panel)? I'm talking about the application-specific "File", "Edit", ...
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Missing gconf/gconf-client.h

I'm trying to install an Evolution plugin using these instructions: How do I minimize Evolution to the system tray in Ubuntu? In the sudo make stage, I get the following output: make all-recursive ...
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What is causing this post-commit error “database is locked” when I perform SVN commits?

I have a Ubuntu machine acting as a subversion server via an svnserve daemon (as root) in my private network. The svnserve daemon reads from a mounted SMB share that is on our raid setup. I can ...
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Ubuntu linux - new “MIDI” device diagnostic software?

I'm looking for software that will tell me if a particular USB device meets the MIDI standard. I have a new Madcatz wireless USB controller, that I suspect will need a special driver before it's ...
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Redmine contex-menu and member deletion/modification failure

I'm using Redmine 0.9.3.stable (SQLite) on my Ubuntu 11.04. It is all ok except for the context-menu and inability of removing the members from some project. Concerning the first problem, when I do ...
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Track the calls of a command

To quickly explain the goal of my question, I use Ubuntu mate with an apple keyboard. To make the keyboard working properly, I had to remap some keys using xmodmap, such as interchanging the #/@ with ...
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How can I pass content of Chrome internal page to a shell script?

I would like to be able to pass the content of this internal chrome page to a file "about:gpu" but I don't know how. All this with bash commands. I would appreciate your help
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VPS compromised? Configured wrong?

I've been renting a VPS for half a year now (educational purposes) and I've been trying to learn as much as possible about keeping it secure. Recently, it was compromised and I suspect that it has ...
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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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No HDMI output on Debian 8 laptop

WHAT DOESN'T WORK: I'm running Debian 8 on a Dell M4800 laptop and I'm unable to get it to talk to a new external monitor via either HDMI or DisplayPort. The Debian 8 (Mate) Live USB also does not ...
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Best way to share guest folder with host computer

I am running a Ubuntu VM on my MacOS X (host) using VMWare Fusion. I have found a lot of information about sharing the host partition with the guest VM but not much on sharing the guest ...
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Cannot shrink ntfs partition with GParted - couldn't update MFT error

I'm shrinking my data partition (>550 GB) to open up some space for installing Ubuntu (along side my existing Windows 7). However, I received this message: ERROR(30): Couldn't update MFT own ...
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Printer Sharing - Ubuntu and Windows 7

Here is a description of my setup: I have a Brother DCP-7020 USB laser printer hooked up to a desktop computer running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Xubuntu desktop, if it matters). In my room is a laptop with ...
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eth0 not appearing. Tried everything that seemed to work for other people

Firstly, let me say I am completely new to Linux so if you're going to tell me to check something or do something, please give me a vague idea how. Installed Ubuntu Server (newest download I could) ...
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muting a application from terminal in linux

Is there a method to mute applications from terminal, I know for muting everything amixer will work but for muting just a application is there a simple solution to do it from terminal.
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kdialog --passivepopup notification only shows up after second message

On an up to date Kubuntu precise, my notifications will only pop up after the second one. I'm using: kdialog --title "foo" --passivepopup "bar" The first one is shown in the system tray only – the ...
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Firefox spellcheck settings keep changing

The spell-check language setting on Firefox keeps changing to en_CA rather than the default of en_US. I change it back but it invariably flips... maybe in a few hours, maybe a few days. (It's hard to ...
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Seemingly inconsistent output from `top` re: Swap header vs. SWAP column

How should I interpret this seemingly inconsistent output from top re: swap? Running free confirms that no swap space is in use: $ free -m total used free shared ...
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Change windows files permissions from Ubuntu

I need to change a windows file permissions from Ubuntu, I found that article about it http://askubuntu.com/questions/195464/how-to-change-file-permission-from-ubuntu-wubi-install I did change that ...
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With Ubuntu 12.04 unlike 11.04 Wine installed application start menu links are missing

With Ubuntu 12.04 and wine 1.4 unlike ubuntu 11.04 with wine 1.2.2 installed application start menu links are missing. For instance with Ubuntu 11.04 including Wine I can install one of our Windows ...
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Missing characters when printing in linux

I have a pdf that I was printing recently, and on the final printout there is a single character that doesn't print. It is the greek letter phi, and the pdf was built with pdflatex. The phi shows up ...
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Export Power Point presentations to flash with control buttons on Linux

I need to export *.pps, *.ppt, *.ppsx, and *.pptx files to .swf files. On Windows I used iSpring for Power Point, and worked well. This is the result of iSpring: I am searching for an ...
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Adding a .deb file to my local mirror (Ubuntu)

I have a local Ubuntu repo mirror and a debian package. Since the package is restricted to use in my local setup, I just want to add it to my mirror rather than as a PPA on launchpad. Therefore, I ...
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arrow keys not working in Java application when using xmodmap

I've defined my keyboard mapping using xmodmap and it works beautifully with my browser and the rest of my software except java applications. I tried switching the AWT_TOOLKIT to Mtoolkit instead but ...
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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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MongoDB ServerSelectionTimeoutError: No servers found yet

I've got a mongodb instance running on a standard AWS Ubuntu 14.04 server. After some trouble (upgrading the server using sudo mongod --upgrade --dbpath /var/lib/mongodb/) I now have the server ...
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How do I read/write images to eMMC boot partition(s)

I tried this question on Stackoverflow but it was modded offtopic; they suggested I try over here... I have a bunch of non-working Android mainboards I need to repair. Many of them have corrupted ...
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Force Ubuntu user to use specific shell

After years of reading helpful questions/answers on superuser, today it's my turn. I'm playing around with "lshell", a linux shell written in python (lshell on github) which gives the opportunity to ...
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HDD led blinking without writes, why?

I bought refurbished Dell laptop with SSD and began worried about SSD life etc, especially when I saw how Chrome writes cache (hdd led blinks) every time when I load a page. What I did, based on this ...
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btrfs mounts wrong subvolume on boot

My system uses btrfs for its root volume, with daily snapshots. I'm trying to roll back to a recent backup, but it persists in mounting the same subvolume on boot even though I updated the default ...
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How to match windows and linux mouse speed (with acceleration turned ON)

I have Ubuntu at work and Windows 7 at my home. Mouse speed on both OSes are very different so I feel very painful to adjust from one to another when I get to office in the morning and get back home ...
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How can I switch between workspaces with 3 fingers touchpad in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am looking for a way to change between work spaces with my touch pad, I have found other questions like this, and I have tried this solution, but EasyStroke and Touchegg do not work. I have an ASUS ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 boots into low-graphics mode

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and on my first boot I got this error: The system is running in low-graphics mode so I read a help thread and I tried with updating my AMD drivers: sudo apt-get install ...
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VIM: Characters not displayed correctly in GVIM 7.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Using GVIM 7.4.52 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a Virtualbox VM. Sometimes the characters are not displayed correctly as can be seen in the following image This totally renders GVIM unusable. The problem ...
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set firefox window to open in specific position

I am using ubuntu 10.04 and i want to open firefox window in specific position ,but before calling firefox i need to execute this command metacity --replaceand after a second this command : killall ...
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PDF works on Windows but not Ubuntu

On Ubuntu, if I try to view this pdf: https://gradschool.princeton.edu/sites/gradschool/files/FPO_Examination_Report.pdf Everything shows up well except the second line (the one that contains "having ...
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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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Can't login to my account and as guest

Today I've updated Vivaldi and Opera on my Ubuntu 15.04. After reboot I can't login to my account and as guest. It bounce me back to login screen again and again. If i press CTRL+ALT+F1-F6 i get only ...
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Synchronous replication between two NAS Business Storage and Ubuntu 12.04.3

My setup is I have two NAS setup. I can mount those NAS in a Linux Server (Ubuntu or Centos) and plan on writing on both NAS synchronously or replicate frmo one nas to the other one real-time. Anyone ...
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SSH2 connection issues on Ubuntu 14.04 - it randomly works when it wants to

So I've been digging around for a solution and cannot find an answer for this. Setup: I am using Eclipse Mars (v4.5) running on Win7 with a Linaro ARM-Linux tool chain. Eclipse has a remote host setup ...