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Using scp to copy files from remote to home machine

This is probably a simple error, but I can't work it out. My computer hostname is Felix (hostname -f returns Felix) I am trying to move a file from my university account to my home computer using scp. ...
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Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) out of support

From yesterday my update manager gives me this message: Your current Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) is going out of support on 07/08/2014. After this date security updates for critical parts ...
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How to enable Moonlight/Silverlight 5 on firefox?

I have installed moonlight from this post here: http://askubuntu.com/a/327862/188878 the problem is, the application/website I am trying to use "requires" silverlight 5. is there anyway to trick the ...
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How to detect an USB device?

I got a scenario, where a software works only when you insert the USB device provided by the software vendor in windows operating system. Im trying to find the content stored in the USB device. In ...
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How to set static routes in 12.04 Server

I have used Ubuntu since Ubuntu 8.10; today I'm working with Ubuntu 12.04 Server. I am having difficulty keeping static routes on booting. I would usually put the route commands /sbin/route add ...
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cgi-bin not working

I reinstalled kubuntu 13.10, cgi-bin is not working. Apache downloads the cgi instead of executing it! I have the latest apache with cgi mod enabled. To 000-default.conf, I added these options: ...
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How to install Sopcast Player in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have tried to find some PPA's for Ubuntu 14.04 but didn't find any. So I tried to install the package for previous releases, with no luck and a lot of dependencies issues.
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How to defrag a disk? Type ext4

I've read many things but they don't work. I don't want any answer saying that there's no need because there is some not much but some!
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How can I install libpcap header files on Ubuntu 12.04?

How can I install libpcap header files on Ubuntu 12.04? When I use apt-get install libpcap I receive following message: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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How to turn on Network Discovery and Share between computers with Samba

I have an Ubuntu server. Accessing the server from Windows clients works fine. But the server is not listed among the available PCs on Windows client's Network overview. For windows machines it ...
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Hibernation is still missing from menu in 13.10 after enabling via polkit. How to enable?

I know that since 12.04, we need to add a policykit rule to enable hibernation (see question How to enable hibernation? and the Official Documentation). I can successfully bring my laptop into ...
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In SSH, how do I mv to my local system?

Probably bad searching/not knowing the terminology, but: I've managed to ssh into my webhost's directory for me, and tar the webapp I want to back up and download. But when I try to mv to ...
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How do I install iTunes?

I have an iPhone and run Ubuntu on all of my personal computers. Since I did not want to keep a separate partition with Windows on it for the sole purpose of running iTunes, I attempted to install It ...
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Which one is better: using ; or && to execute multiple commands in one line?

In tutorials and how-to's I often see commands combined. For instance, sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install pyrenamer There seem to be four possible connectors: &, &&, || ...
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How do I recover my accidentally lost Windows partitions after installing Ubuntu?

I have a Toshiba satellite A-200 laptop with a Vista OS on it with 4 NTFS partitions (C:) Vista (D:) Entertainment (E:) Work (F:) Sources and I wanted to start using Ubuntu instead. So I tried ...
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How do I keep track of failed SSH log-in attempts?

I'd like to see if somebody has been trying to log-in by brute-force into my Ubuntu 12.04 server over SSH. How can I see if such activities have been taking place?
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Change permissions on all folders and files

I have ubuntu 12.04. I want to change permissions on all folders and files at the same time so that anyone can modify or remove them.
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how to change the background color of terminal in Ubuntu 12.10?

How to change the dark purple color of terminal in Ubuntu 12.10. And can we place any image or photo instead of that purple color.
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Connecting to Ubuntu using Remote Desktop Connection on Windows 7

I'm trying to connect to a machine with Ubuntu from a different machine running Windows 7 using the Windows Program Remote Desktop Connection. I used the command: sudo apt-get install xrdp which ...
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How to install “intel graphics driver installer ” in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

My system specification is as follow:- Microprocessor 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5-3230M Video Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 I want to install graphic driver provided by intel for linux. Need help ...
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How to find and change the screen DPI?

I am trying to find and then change the screen DPI (dots per inch) setting in 12.04 and 12.10. However, I can't seem to find any app or config file that can do this. Is there any app or conf file for ...
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How to connect and create a database in MySQL?

I want to install MySQL and create a database on it using the following code: sudo apt-get install mysql-server mysqladmin -h localhost -u {username} -p create lrs I get the following message after ...
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How to determine if a string is a substring of another in bash?

I want to see if a string is inside a portion of another string. e.g.: 'ab' in 'abc' -> true 'ab' in 'bcd' -> false How can I do this in a conditional of a bash script?
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Installing Gnome 3.8 on Ubuntu 12.04

Gnome 3.8 is released and I wanted to have it on my system running Ubuntu 12.04. I came across this: Gnome 3.8 on Ubuntu 12.04.2 lts In the answers, it is mentioned that Gnome 3.8 is not available in ...
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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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How to Search for Files Recursively into Subdirectories

I am trying to look for all XML files in a particular directory and all sub-directories (recursively) inside it. ls -R *.xml is only listing files in the current directory. I am quite sure, the ...
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Is synapse application launcher available?

I really like that synapse application launcher, but there seems to be no way of installing it in ubuntu 14.04. Any ideas why? Or does anyone know how I could get it?
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How do I add an additional hard drive?

I am going to put an additional (non-USB) hard drive in my system. I already have Ubuntu on my other hard drive so I do not want to install Ubuntu on the additional drive but only use it for storage. ...
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error: no such partition Entering rescue mode… grub rescue>

I am using Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 as in dual boot. I have changed my disk size using disk management in Windows 8.1-- specifically I have clubbed another partition into local disc C in Windows. ...
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Resolution doesn't change when resizing Virtualbox window

I've installed Ubuntu 64bit on Virtualbox 4.2.16. Guest Additions were installed in Ubuntu as well. However the display resolution of Ubuntu does not seem to change as the Virtualbox window is ...
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How can I uncompress a *.7z file?

How can I uncompress a *.7z file in Ubuntu and keep the directory structure?
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How to configure Ubuntu as an LDAP client?

How to configure ubuntu 12.04 as ldap client with pam modules?
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Downgrade PHP Version from 5.5 to 5.4 on Ubuntu 14.04

First time I've ever needed to ask a question here that I don't think has already been answered. I've recently been working on transferring over a vBulletin site I run to a new server. Thinking that ...
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How to create Windows XP LiveUSB using Ubuntu to replace it

I am using an Acer Aspire One netbook with no CD-disk drive, and would like to uninstall Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and install Windows XP in its place. The problem here is that I can't seem to find a program ...
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How can I edit my Grub bootloader entries (Hide, Rename, Remove)? Preferably doing it manually, and not with a program

So basically I have a pretty flooded Grub bootloader, with older linux versions, 3 operating systems and memtests. What I want is to leave the operating systems only. I need to know how to do it ...
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Something wicked happened resolving medibuntu repository, what happens?

We have an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS machines that is giving errors when I try to run updates. Specifically, I am getting a load of errors like this: W: Failed to fetch ...
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How to update OpenGL Driver on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I recently upgraded to 14.04, then I installed steam, and TF2. I get this error message, Anyway, I know I need to update my OpenGL Driver, my question is how do I do it? EDIT: I installed mesa and ...
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CPU frequency scaling for 12.04?

In 10.10, I remember I had CPU Frequency Scaling Monitor by default. Now in 12.04, I cannot find anything similar in Ubuntu software center. I wonder what applications are recommended for scaling CPU ...
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How do I mount a CIFS share?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10, and am trying to mount a freenas server. I have the server set to share in cifs and nfs with no luck. I have tried smbmount //192.168.1.### /mnt/ I am not new to Ubuntu but ...
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How to switch from unity to gnome

Default ui for Ubuntu 14.04 being Unity, want to switch to Gnome. Can't find usual way to switch at login screen as mentioned here. ...
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The program 'curl' is currently not installed

I am trying out Meteor http://meteor.com/examples/leaderboard I have to use CURL, which I am familiar with on Windows. Now I try to install it on Ubuntu 12.04. But i get these errors: ...
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MATLAB R2014a on Ubuntu 14.04 Install Issue

I am trying to install MATLAB R2014a on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I download the .iso file (from my University) and mount it using Disk Image Mounter. Then I open a terminal, switch to the directory where ...
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Share wireless Internet connection through ethernet

I want to share the wireless Internet connection on my desktop with my old laptop, through ethernet. I have ticked the option "Make available to others" on both connections, on my desktop, but my ...
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How to transfer files from/to an Android device with ADB via GUI?

Do you know if there is an Ubuntu program (possibly a Nautilus plugin) to transfer files from/to an Android device? What is my mind is a program which does adb push, adb pull, and adb shell ls in the ...
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12.04 update and nvidia

I've just have had nasty surprise of graphics not working after latest update (bringing it up to kernel version 3.2.0-52-generic). Apparently after the update it was expecting nvidia-319 driver, while ...
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How to install Juniper VPN on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

Could you please help me ? On my old Ubuntu 13.10 I was able to run Juniper VPN (on Firefox only) using a workaround which requires you to install the missing 32libs and IcedTea (32bits). However, I ...
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Best Professional Video editor for Linux equivalent to Sony Vegas Pro?

I have recently moved onto Linux especially Ubuntu, and I'm a video freak, I love editing videos for my youtube channel, and since I'm new to this Open Source World, I cannot decide which one should I ...
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How can I get a list of all repositories and PPAs from the command line?

I know how to list all packages installed on my system. But how could I get a list of all repositories and PPA's? I know I can look into /etc/apt/sources.list and /etc/apt/sources.list.d, but I'm ...
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How to configure ADB access for Android devices?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and I have installed Android SDK, set it's path in my user .bashrc and it works. The problem is that my phone requires adb to be ran by root for permissions, but running adb ...
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How to install MySQL 5.6?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 (amd64), and want to install a recent version of MySQL 5.6. If possible, I would like to install (not upgrade) it the "Debian Way' (i.e., using apt-get or dpkg).
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