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Why can't I bind Ctrl-Shift-W in Emacs?

I'm trying to bind Ctrl+Shift+W to something in emacs under Ubuntu. Nothing happens when I press that key combination. When I call describe-key on that key combination, nothing happens. Is Ubuntu ...
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PAM Authentication / Login

I'm having a little issue on Ubuntu where any commands that require root privileges takes longer to execute than normal. I managed to identify the culprit to the cause after checking my ...
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Emacs does not redraw properly inside VirtualBox

I am running Emacs inside a virtual machine, and are experiencing redrawing problems when scrolling or adding/removing lines of text. It seems only a small portion of the window is being redrawn, ...
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Setting up VPN client: L2TP with IPsec

I've got to connect to vpn server. It works on Windows, but in Ubuntu 10.04 not. Number of options is confusing for me. There is the input that I have: IP Address of VPN Pre-shared key to ...
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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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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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byobu scrollback buffer on mac - utilise mouse wheel

I am using byobu via SSH on a local mac machine. I am aware of the scrollback feature and I am able to enter the scrollback mode via F7. However, it is very inconvenient to scroll by a single line ...
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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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upstart node.js cant save files, wrong permissions?

I got my own linode server the other day and moved a small nodejs / express I was playing around with over from an aws linux. Everything works great, but if I launch the app with upstart it doesnt run ...
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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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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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Starting Redmine at boot using upstart on Ubuntu

So after installing redmine from the repositories on Ubuntu 12.04, i've tried to create an upstart script (see below) so it would start up at boot time. While service redmine start does start ...
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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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hard drive detected internally but not externally

I have an acer laptop with a WD hard drive I have been using for about a year. Of late I noticed my system slow down dramatically. Further inspection revealed that the hard drive was going bad. The ...
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How to setup a Ubuntu custom shortcut for “goto selection”

On Windows, I set up a Autohotkey shortcut in a way that the selected text was sent to the OS for execution. If it's a http hyperlink, default browser is launched. If it's a file path, file explorer ...
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Recreating original ISO from a liveusb

I have just made a ubuntu live usb. The usb is of 4gb. If I create ISO from usb, it is not having same checksum as original ISO used to make live usb, since this new ISO will be of 4 gb whereas ...
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Use dconf (or comparable) to set configs for another user

On Ubuntu Desktop 13.10, I have a setup script which runs as root. It essentially configures the computer as necessary, but I need to set some things with dconf. The script runs in a Terminal window ...
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Problems installing ping in docker

I am trying to follow the docker tutorial but in a virtual machine. I've tried to install ping in ubuntu docker container with the command sudo docker run ubuntu apt-get install ping The problem ...
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Can I configure dpkg to launch kdiff when there's a conflict with a config file update?

We've all seen it... Configuration file 'blah/blah/blah.conf' ==> Modified (by you or by a script) since installation. ==> Package distributor has shipped an updated version. What would you ...
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why “date -u” command shows time 25 seconds ahead “export TZ=UTC; date”?

I am running clockspeed-0.62 (DJB software) on ubuntu 13.10. I have setup timezones so that /usr/share/zoneinfo is a link to /usr/share/right, and I have setup an up to date /etc/leapsecs.dat file, ie ...
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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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Upgrading to Linux kernel 3.13.1. Can't boot. A video driver issue?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.4, kernel version 3.11.0-15-generic. I want to upgrade to kernel 3.13.1 to take advantage of the new multi-queue block layer. This is very important for me, since I am benchmarking ...
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Auto-mount/unmount truecrypt volume on login/logout

Ubuntu offers the ability to automatically mount/unmount the home directory using encFS when the user logs in or out. How can this be applied to a truecrypt volume using only a keyfile (no password) ...
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Ubuntu Server shows that I am running out of disk space, but I can't figure out where it is being used

I am showing that I am running out of disk space and I am having trouble uploading, but I can't figure out where the disk space is being used. I am supposed to have 19 gigabytes, but it looks like ...
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USB keyboards keep disconnecting and reconnecting

Issue: USB keyboard keeps disconnecting and reconnecting. It has disconnected 6 times as I've typed this post. It generally reconnects after about 3 seconds. OS: Win 7 Pro 64 bit MB: Gigabyte ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 is very slow under VMware / VirtualBox running in a Windows 8.1 host

I am the recent owner of a new Levono Yoga 2. The specs of this are: 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4500U Processor (1.80GHz 1600MHz 4MB) Intel® HD Graphics 4400 8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz ...
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'ping git-scm.com' returns 'ping: unknown host git-scm.com'

Since a couple of days ago I'm not able to access git-scm.com and when trying to ping to the domain: ping git-scm.com I get a: ping: unknown host git-scm.com How can I check for errors in my ...
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How to install Dvorak Type 2 (ii) German on Ubuntu using Gnome

Currently I am using standard Dvorak on Ubuntu 13.10 and Gnome 3.10. Unfortunately, writing Umlauts (ä,ö,ü) in German requires me to switch to QWERTY/QWERTZ frequently or forces me to not write those ...
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Automatic package recompilation on apt-get upgrade

Is it possible to achieve the following setup with apt-get on debian based distros, particulary Ubuntu: I need to compile a package from source (like apt-get source ). Before compilation, I need to ...
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SSL cert owner != localhost after creating SSH tunnel

I use an SSH tunnel to connect to my work's mail server, then tell my mail client to connect to server "localhost" on port "1993" (the port I chose for the tunnel). I have two different Ubuntu Precise ...
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Lubuntu LiveCD disabling auto-mount.

In cooperation with my IT teacher we want to boot all PC's in IT class with Lubuntu. I've successfully set up PXE server, but there is one thing that worries us. Harddrives shouldn't be accessible ...
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Ubuntu: how to change the right click “open with” application order?

I am using Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick, when I try to open a plain text file using a program x, I do right click to access the "open with" application list. Suppose my current "open with" list is like below ...
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Corrupted Windows 8 MBR, recovery disk's repair tools fail

I'm using Windows 8 64 bit on an ASUS N56 Laptop. I was attempting to upgrade to Windows 8.1 and the installation was interrupted. Attempted System Restore, which didn't work. Long story short, I ...
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Having problems install win7 by using virtualbox in ubuntu

After installing ubuntu 12.10 on my notebook, I just tried to install Windows 7 64 bit with service pack by using virtualbox. By the time I run virtualbox ,the system said fail to boot. I'm pretty ...
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How do I conditionally format a cell that contains a dropdown list

Hi Guys I want to know how do I conditionally format a cell that contains a drop down list of 3 values. I want each value to represent a different coloured background when selected in the drop down ...
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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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Cannot make mobile broadband Vodafone USB connection Ubuntu 13.04

I have Ubuntu 13.04 and I bought yesterday a Vodafone USB stick for internet connection. I am located in Romania. This is what I've did: First Thing Network Connections, added connection. Selected ...
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Second 1394 Camera did not recognized in Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop

Here's two 1394 camera with two capture card connected to PCI slots. In MS-Windows, the company application could capture both Digital cameras as well, but in Ubuntu, Only one camera (the camera which ...
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ubuntu 11.04 DNS issues

I'm experiencing some issues involving my Ubuntu Server. So far, I can connect to machines on my local network, but the server itself doesn't have internet. And since the each machine is routed ...
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Remove irritating numlock popup in vmware player

I'm running Ubuntu in a VMWare player and whenever my mouse crosses into or out of the VMWare window, a Num Lock On or Off notifier briefly appears underneath it. It's very distracting. How do I ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 gnome flashback why I get in white toolbar

I am having big problems with my ubuntu 12.10 and gnome flashback (gnome classic). I always get WHITE toolbar. How to remove it?
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Ubuntu 13.04 - How do you make selected terminal tab more prominent?

I using ctrl + page up or page down to cycle through my tabs, however it is very difficult to distinguish which tab I am on since terminal windows look really similar. Is there a way to set the color ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 unable to mount first partition of internal hard drive

I used to have Windows 7 installed, but some day it crashed (or the hard drive crashed, I'm not sure) and the laptop wouldn't boot. So I decided to boot Ubuntu 12.04 from a CD and it worked. For ...
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So I wrote a program… Now how do I package it and automate the install?

I wrote a very simple Linux program which is essentially made up of: a bash script, four python scripts and a text file. I want to package it all together so that when people install it, it ...
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Setup Ubuntu L2TP VPN server and authenticate users with certificates

I am trying to setup an L2TP server on my Ubuntu VPS and use certificates to authenticate users rather than a password. The reason behind this choice is that I don't want to have plain text passwords ...
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Apache memory usage never goes above 5%

I'm deploying an application that uses ImageMagick into VPS server. I tested in on two different OS: Centos6 and Ubuntu Server 12.04. On Centos6, the application is working properly and when ...
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upstart-monitor with CLI option fails to start in Ubuntu Server 13.04

When I try starting upstart-monitor on Ubuntu Server 13.04. I get the following error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/upstart-monitor", line 195, in <module> class ...
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Nested virtualization not working

I installed virtualbox 4.2.10 on OS X 10.8.3 and I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on it as a guest. I have hardware virtualization enabled for the guest, as the screenshot shows But when I login to the VM ...
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Dual Boot with Windows: Enable numlock

After I installed Ubuntu along with Windows, in both OS's I had to manually enable numlock (despite having enabled a setting for this in the BIOS I believe). Is there a way to enable numlock?