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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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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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Reset android studio appearance settings to default

Suddenly the UI texts of Android studio became bold (maybe after an inappropriate shutdown). I didn't change font settings for android studio appearance myself. This is how it looks like: Before: ...
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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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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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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 SSHFS doesn't sync

I am trying to set up a Ubuntu-machine for web development, and thought i'd start working with SSHFS instead of the annoying FTP-protocol. I installed SSHFS through apt-get. I've created a folder in ...
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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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Vmware Workstation uses all my RAM

When I run a virtual machine in VMware workstation, after a few minutes of use, it uses all my RAM (16GB). My system performance slows down to a crawl. The problem happens with Linux guest too but its ...
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Unexpected reboots of a Ubuntu Linux

I have a Ubuntu Linux machine acting as a bridge/firewall between the Internet and my home network. This host works 24x7 unattended. It just sends me a report every day. I've paid attention that in ...
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Machine Performance drops over time until reboot

I have a bit of a strange problem with my machine: Over time, the performance constantly drops. I am using TensorFlow to train a neural network using the GPU. My Data are xz-compressed float32 ...
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Dual booting ubuntu 14.04-windows 10 on separate ssd and efi partition

I have a laptop with two ssd and one hdd (hdd is for storage,not os) and I have windows 10 installed on one ssd and I want to install ubuntu on other ssd. However I can not disconnect drives during ...
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sudo mod probe wl not working?

I am new to Ubuntu and I have been trying to install the wifi components for my machine and they installed successfully. I tried sudo mod probe wl to launch those new drivers and it told me to enter ...
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USB board to move mouse not working on ubuntu but works on Windows

I have a whiteboard which is used to move mouse on a respective computer when connected through usb. It works perfectly on Windows but shows no movement on Ubuntu machine. I am following the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, SSH very slow when not running Unity

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I have it so that it boots up into the text-based login. I will only be using SSH to gain access to the computer. When I logged in via SSH, all key presses take a long time ...
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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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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 folder/...
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OSX: Locking in vagrant with Ubuntu guest using NFS doesn't work

On OSX 10.10.3 using VirtualBox 4.3.26 and vagrant 1.7.2 when using NFS for the shared folder in a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS guest, PHP application ins the guest trying to use LOCK_EX on the shared folder ...
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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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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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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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Playing and recording a live stream from another computer webcam using VLC/FFmpeg

I was trying lately to set a video server on one machine and play it in a differen machine, it works with me.. but the problem is that it always stuck and become jammed in the middle .. and it is very ...
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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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Rsync strangely gets auto killed and then binary is broken

I got a strange situation with Rsync on my remote Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS (Trusty Tahir) instance. Whenever I execute it, it runs for a while (not completed) then seems get auto killed. After that it's ...
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DSE Servers not found and unable to initialize hash chunk service

I'm following this opendedup guide from github (https://github.com/opendedup/sdfs). However, I'm stucked at the DSE server part whereby need to mount a volume. Anybody can guide me through solving the ...
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How to resize space from Windows to Ubuntu

I am trying to insert the unallocated space to /dev/sda11 but it cant be done I previously freed some space from my Windows partition then swapped off linux-swap then added the space to it then ...
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Copy paste a table from a webpage to Gmail

Edit: my original question was about IPython notebook (Jupyter), although I found that the same behaviour is with arbitrary tables from the web. I would like to be able to copy (Ctrl+C) and paste (...
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Bash on Ubuntu on Windows: Can't change (some) directory colors

On the new Bash on Ubuntu on Windows (10) app, I have tried to change the directory colors from blue to some thing more visible but haven't been able to change some file/directory colors for some ...
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Linux boot fails with /dev/disk/by-uuid/XXXX does not exist - Asus Zenbook Pro Touchpad Not Working

Device: Asus Zenbook Pro ux501vw-ds71t Ubuntu Version: 15.10 I installed Ubuntu 15.10 and the installation was successful. However, the Elantech touchpad did not work. I read that the newer 4.5.0-...
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All connections lost when connecting to OpenVPN server

What I have: OSX/PC VDS (ubuntu server) VPN provider account What I did: Installed openvpn on VDS. Successfully connected from PC to VDS server. Successfully connected from VDS to VPN provider ...
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Application conftest stopped unexpectedly

I have set up phpfarm so that I can use multiple versions of PHP interpreter on my system. This work really good but now I am getting crash reports on each and every system start. Seems like my ...
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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 ...