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fsck can't find fsck.ntfs

On several machines that I've upgraded from Natty to Oneiric, I get an error every boot (one for every NTFS partition): Serious errors were found while checking the disk drive for /windows/c. Press ...
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How to change screen output to HDMI, when laptop screen is broken?

My laptop (Samsung N510) screen is broken and I've recently tried to install ubuntu 11.10. I'm planning to use the laptop with HDMI connected to my TV. While installing from a USB stick, both laptop ...
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configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables

I was trying to install rvm using \curl -L https://get.rvm.io | bash -s stable --ruby --autolibs=enable --auto-dotfiles. It worked fine until I got a configure error: Error running './configure ...
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How do I install the Cisco Anyconnect VPN client?

I installed Cisco AnyConnect for Ubuntu(64) 12.04, but it failed. It can be installed on Ubuntu 10.10(64). The error log Installing Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client ... Extracting installation files to ...
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How to have my PHP Send mail?

I installed Ubuntu 11.04, LAMP using tasksel. I find that PHP mail() does not work. I suppose I need to enable it or something? How do I do that?
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Installing Ubuntu from usb pendrive on hard disk

I have downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 desktop iso. I wish to install this on my laptop and replace the existing windows xp (SP3) with ubuntu. Unfortunately I do not have a working CDROM drive on my laptop. ...
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How to edit files in a terminal with nano?

Sometimes, a graphical text editor like gedit or kate cannot be used (because you're in a virtual console for example). Luckily, there are text editors for the terminal. An easy one is nano, but I ...
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Cannot get mcrypt for PHP5

I've done this many times: sudo aptitude install php5-mcrypt sudo apache2ctl restart aptitude says mcrypt is installed. I've reinstalled it 3 times already. I've restarted apache about 20 times ...
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What to do when I get an “attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'” error and Boot Repair does not solve the problem?

I tried to install Xbuntu 13.10 on an older computer. I noticed some difficulties during installation that may be relevant to my problems. Notably: The screen resolution was extremely low. The ...
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Connecting Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich / Jelly Bean / KitKat) phone

I'm using the US Model 16GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 (I747), however, I cannot mount it to my laptop from some reason. I have tried using both FTP and MTP connections, but neither work. What ...
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How do I mount my Android phone?

I'm puzzled because my phone used to just appear when I plugged it in. It doesn't anymore and The development options are definitely set to allow USB debugging. The phone is charging via USB but ...
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'chmod u+x' versus 'chmod +x'

What is the difference between chmod u+x and just chmod +x? I have seen a ton of tutorials that say to use u+x to make scripts executable. However, the u is not mentioned in the chmod help or ...
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CPU temperature monitor for 14.04LTS?

Is there a way to configure psensor so the temperatures read out in real time in the panel so it could be read at a glance? So far, in order to read the temperature I have to click on the applet ...
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Run RDP server on Ubuntu 12.10

What's the best way to run a RDP Server on Ubuntu 12.10? I'd like to run an RDP server on my Desktop running Ubuntu 12.10 and be able to login from another 12.10 machine using the remote login ...
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Why is /lib/libc.so.6 missing?

find | grep libc.so.6 reveals that it's in /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libc.so.6, but a script I was running expected it to be directly under /lib, so why isn't there at least a symlink? Would I risk ...
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How do I kill the x-server?

Every time I try to kill the x-server, sudo service lightdm stop so that I can install the latest Nvidia drivers, I get an error message. stop: Unknown instance: What am I doing wrong?
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How to change ip address in ubuntu desktop through command line

In Ubuntu desktop 13.04 changing /etc/network/interfaces file don't change ip address or convert DHCP to static network interface configuration. after changing the file I tried sudo service ...
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How to disable strict host key checking in ssh?

I would like to disable strict host key checking in ssh for ubuntu 11.04. How to do it?
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What's the difference between ubuntu 13.10 amd 12.04 LTS??? and

What's the difference between ubuntu 13.10 amd 12.04 LTS and which one is best for my laptop (Asus k46cb i7) imeans which one recognizes my laptop drivers completely?
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Problems with Adobe Flash Plugin in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Though the Software center is showing that "Adobe Flash Plugin" is installed in my computer, which is a Compaq Presario c700 running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, yet some websites like www.youtube.com is ...
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How to install an init.d script in ubuntu?

I am trying to install an init.d script, to run celery for scheduling tasks. Here is the steps I followed: copied the file celeryd and pasted it in folder /etc/init.d/ created a configuration file ...
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Easiest way to copy ssh keys to another machine?

I am lazy at home and use password authentication for my home machines. I am ready to move to key based authentication. There are many options on the web on how to do this, including catting then ...
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Can I play Windows (Steam) games on Ubuntu?

I am downloading Ubuntu and I really want to play Windows games from Steam but I don't want it to replace my OS.
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How to turn off baloo in KDE 4.13?

I have Kubuntu 14.04 and just installed the newest updates. Looking at the process list I see baloo indexer running. I could not find a checkbox in Baloo settings to turn off the indexing.
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How to map a network drive?

I am unable to map a Windows network drive in Ubuntu. I have entered the following command in the terminal: karthick@karthick:~$ sudo mount -t cifs -o username=raghu //172.29.32.184 /media/Data/ ...
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How to install PostgreSQL on Ubuntu 13.04?

How to install PostgreSQL in Ubuntu 13.04? I followed by this tutorial, How to install postgreSQL 9-2 - UbuntuGeek.com But in logs it says: the package is deprecated and no longer will be used ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 shows no launcher or menu

I have 'upgraded' to Ubuntu 12.10 from a previous nice version that always worked. I have installed from a CD downloaded from this site. I start the PC (HP Pavillion zv5200) and arrive at a signon ...
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How do I set up xrdp session that reuses an existing session?

I have been trying to set up a RDP terminal server on precise using xrdp and have been having significant trouble getting a working configuration. When a user logs on, I need it to connect to that ...
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Radeon HD 2000, 3000, 4000 on Ubuntu 12.04.2 and higher: fglrx (legacy) unsupported, what to do?

After upgrading to 12.10 quantal, the packaged version of fglrx no longer works. I discovered that this is because there is a separate 'legacy' fglrx driver for the HD 2k-4k series cards, but it is ...
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Unable to boot from a USB drive on Samsung Series 9 notebook

Related Ubuntu 12.04 won't boot on Samsung Series 9 NP900X3A (ssd hard-drive) I'm trying to get rid of Windows but I can't boot from USB because the USB slots on the right (USB 3.0) on ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 - installation Nvidia driver

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop HP 6720s with video card Intel 965 chipset Intel gma x3100. After the boot the classic purple screen appear and before the login page the screen become black ...
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Why was the virtualbox package removed from the 14.04 repository?

I'm having some problems trying to run my Windows XP virtual machine after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 today. When I tried to start it a message dialog was displayed saying that the kernel drivers ...
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Reverting from Ctrl - Alt - F1

I tried to install an nvidia driver and there was an error saying I must not be in an X terminal when doing so. So I did a Ctrl+Alt+F1. The resulting terminal did not allow the nvidia driver to be ...
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What are the system requirements for each type of Ubuntu Desktop

I'm thinking about installing Ubuntu Desktop, but I don't know what flavor is the better for my system. What are the minimum and recommended hardware requirements? What kind of CPU? How much memory? ...
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How to install Minecraft (Client)

How to correctly install Minecraft, including setting any needed packages or apps to install it and to troubleshoot the most common problems that Ubuntu users face when trying to user Minecraft. I am ...
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How do I configure a new Ubuntu installation to accept ssh connections?

I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 (in a VM). How do I set it up to allow me to ssh into it? (Right now I get "ssh: connect to host x.x.x.x port 22: Operation timed out".)
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Can't click the allow button in Flash

Every time I want to enable my webcam or microphone in my browser, the regular flash screen pops up and I need click allow or deny. However I can not click allow or deny, it is not responding to my ...
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How to compile C++ source code (“iostream.h not found” error)?

I do not want to discuss about C++ or any programming language!I just want to know what am i doing wrong with linux ubuntu about compiling helloworld.cpp! I am learning C++ so my steps are: open ...
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Adobe Flash Player is not working in 12.04

I am facing problems when opening some videos and contents from some web sites. I figured out that Adobe Flash Player is not working properly in my system. I have installed a fresh copy of 12.04 on ...
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Command to get the hostname of remote server using IP address

I want to get the hostname of a remote server using the IP address using my Ubuntu. In Windows we can get using NBTSTAT but this doesn't work in Linux. Does anyone know how to do that?
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How can I install Qt 5.x on 12.04 LTS?

If you want to develop with QML 2.0 and Qt5, the base packages don't seem to exist in repository for 12.04. What PPA should I add? Is it a binary installer? a compile the toolkit yourself? Those ...
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How to set up remote desktop sharing through SSH?

Is there a way to view (and control) a remote desktop through SSH? I will not have physical access to the remote host machine.
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MicroSD card is set to Read-only state. How can I write data on it?

I have a MicroSD card reader in my notebook. When I insert a MicroSD memory card into it, I can't write any data on it - it's read-only. The same thing happens when I try to do it under root. And I ...
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How do I install the Tor Browser Bundle in Ubuntu?

In Ubuntu 13.04 I used the following PPA to install the 64-bit Tor Browser Bundle. However, in Ubuntu 13.10 it doesn't work anymore. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/tor64 sudo apt-get update ...
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Wireless networking not working after resume in Ubuntu 14.04

[Update]: The same problem exists in Kubuntu and is solved in the same manner. [Solved]: By applying the following command nmcli nm I got the following: Before suspend RUNNING STATE ...
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403 error after upgrading to apache2.4

After upgrading from Ubuntu 13.04 server, the www pages won't display themselves. Error 403 Forbidden You don't have permission to access / on this server. I've changed access control saves from ...
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scp copy over ssh doesn't work - permission denied error, please?

It's driving me nuts! I just want to transfer one simple file from laptop to server. I'm using ubuntu on both machines. So I have: -rwxr-xr-x 1 sandro 414622 2011-10-14 23:42 ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 13.04, only Dummy output device listed

My sounds suddenly stopped playing on Ubuntu 13.04 64bit. I can only see Dummy output device in the Sound Settings and no sound is played during testing. I can get the sound temporarily working by ...
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How to mount a new drive on startup

I have recently installed a new hard drive to my Ubuntu 10.0.4 box. I used System -> Administration -> Disk Utils to format the disk (ext4 file type) - but did not create a partition (is this ...
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NVIDIA drivers not working after upgrade. Why can I only see terminal?

Tonight I upgraded to 11.04. Problems. Once I had finished the upgrade, I restarted my computer as it told me too. When I got past the ubuntu 11.04 (purple background orange dots), it simply went to ...