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upgrade ubuntu and also install layer of gui on it(on server version)

I have Ubuntu 10.04 and i want to upgrade it to 12.04. What do i do? I know from my friend that Ubuntu 10.04 server has been outdated, but I have only the 10.04 CD.I also got to know that the server ...
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How to replace strings in file without regex?

I need to replace some strings in files (from command line) but I don't want to use sed -i because my string contains lots of funny characters which need to be correctly escaped. Is there a way to ...
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How big is this disk, and do I actually have an additional 250Gb I'm not using?

I have an old laptop that has been running Ubuntu 10.04 since it was released, and I've really forgotten all about it's contents. I'd like to avoid any downtime if possible, however I discovered the ...
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Failed to execute child process? Anyone know a fix for this?

I changed something that I did not mean to change and now everytime I try to open Firefox it says: could not launch application, failed to execute child process "firefox" (No such file or ...
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How to find the hang process in ubuntu 10.04?

I need to monitor remote system by using team viewer software, and sometimes I'm not able to connect with the server side. In that situation, I called up authorized remote system user and tell them to ...
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“/proc/partitions not found” error is showing up

I am configuring a webserver in Ubuntu 10.04. More particularly I am installing DataStax OpsCenter. Unfortunately, the logs are spammed with this error: ERROR [pool-3-thread-7] 2013-02-15 ...
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apt-get install git-core failed

After running sudo apt-get install git-core, I get Unpacking git-core (from .../git-core_1%3a1.7.4.1-3_all.deb) ... Errors were encountered while processing: ...
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Java console doesn't recognize arrow keys

I have some strange problems with a java console on my 10.04 server (it's actually the console of a minecraft-server, but I believe it's a general problem and not something minecraft specific): arrow ...
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Ubuntu boots to terminal on start up

For a long time I've been unable to get updates due to a "repositories not found" error. Yesterday someone fixed this for me but after installing 94 days worth of updates my system wanted to restart. ...
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Why does trying to get to a virtual terminal give me a “no signal” blank screen?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 and when I attempted to apply command line mode with CRTL-ALT-F1 my monitor complains that no signal is being sent to it and I get no display. However, via ...
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Copying commands from ubuntu 10.04 terminal

Can anyone tell me the way to copy commands from the Ubuntu terminal? I tried Ctrl+C, Shift+Ins, right click option but none of these works.
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Ctrl+C does not quit a running program in terminal

Ok, I don't know why, but I've seen this question been asked many times, but none of the answers seem to be helpful, yet the problem is quite obvious, because I verified it on several computers. ...
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chmod: invalid mode: `+a'

System: ( lsb_release -a ) Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS Release: 10.04 Codename: lucid This is my command: sudo chmod +a "www-data allow ...
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Run mysql queries in ubuntu 10.04 shell (cmd) stored in a files (desc order by filename)

I have a folder with about 40 SQL scripts with varying names, All using the pattern number description.sql. The file number consist of 2 digits and goes from 01 to 40, not all numbers in this range ...
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I accidentally made my terminal open another terminal when it starts. How can I fix it?

I wanted to have it so that when I open a terminal, it is opened maximized. However I set the Default profile to open a terminal fullscreen when I open a terminal and... recursion. The terminals open ...
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heimdall-frontend fails with undefines symbol error

Trying to run heimdall 1.11 and here is the error i get when trying to use the program heimdall-frontend: symbol lookup error: heimdall-frontend: undefined symbol: _ZN9QListData11detach_growEPii ...
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How do i stop or turn off the x-server?

I'm trying to do this tutorial : Installing CUDA Under Ubuntu 10.04 I need the command that would completely stop/turn off the x-server. When i try to install the NVidia developer driver, I get a ...
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Slow server on web-based writes and SSH login

I have an Ubuntu 10.04 server that's going a bit slow. It's very slow to log in via SSH, and it's very slow when making edits via a Mediawiki instance installed on there. For normal read access to ...
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Error when opening terminal

I have this error when opening any terminal windows: bash: /dev/cgroup/cpu/user/32215/tasks: File o directory non esistente bash: /dev/cgroup/cpu/user/32215/notify_on_release: File o directory non ...
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Can I get Gnome 3.2 working on 10.04.3 LTS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install and use the latest version of GNOME Shell? Tried a few how-to guides on the web and to no avail. Is there a way to do this and does it work okay without ...
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How do I change my PYTHONPATH to make 3,2 my default Python instead of 2.7.2?

I have python3.2 located in /usr/lib/python3.2. I am not sure if that means it's installed but I assume it is for now. Some facts about my system: $ which python /usr/local/bin/python When I type ...
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After double-clicking a script on the desktop, show output in a terminal

I am trying to make a demo Virtual Machine. On the desktop, I have a script foo.sh and it outputs stdout to foo.log (e.g. with some command > foo.log) When I double click on the script, it ...
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Ubuntu command line system with LXDE

When installing a standard Ubuntu 10.04 system on my system, I have to use i915.modeset=0 xforcevesa when beginning the installation. I tried doing the same for a command line installation so I could ...
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Changing symlinks does not work for directories

In order to change a symbolic link, one can use the -fs option to eliminate the need to unlink or delete the old link first. However, trying to do so on directories does not seem to work: $ mkdir ...
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How to I will add jpg or gif or png (logo or emblem) in Terminal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to get the tux logo on the text based boot? I want to add jpg logo in Terminal..but not ascii format
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folding at home client installation w/ origami

I'm running Lucid Lynx; I downloaded origami and have it installed via sudo command in terminal. The next step is to use origami to do the installation of the f@h client... When I try the recommended ...
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Command line open browser window at size?

Is it possible to open a browser window at a given size/location on screen via a shell script ? I've seen examples of launching Firefox, setting the window size via command line. I've also seen it ...
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How can I read system mail on my admin account?

On a new server running lucid, I get "you have new mail" in my admin account. However, I don't have a mail command available to read it. Do I need to install it manually (or mutt, etc.), or is a mail ...
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How to rebuild fstab automatically

I accidentally removed all the entries from the fstab files while doing a backup (Yeah, I know ;)). I would like to know if there is a way to rebuild it with the current mount options, since I did ...
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How can I change the wireless pasword from the terminal?

Hello I've recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 and entered a wrong password for my apartment's wireless network. Upon entering the network options to edit the password it will allow me to delete it and ...
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1answer
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What does happens when you type set in terminal

I wanted to see if set does mean something and I typed it in terminal and after that I got huge code which doesn't even fit in my screen. So I wanted to ask what does it do? I hope I didn't broke ...
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Help convert console command to right-click command

I use this console command to automatically send all files in some directory to the JAR file, catch the output of that JAR file and finally create new files from the output. Here is the command for i ...
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How to change tab width in terminal in Ubuntu 10.04

When I press tab in terminal it goes very far. So I would like to change tab width, make it smaller. Anyone could help me, please?
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How do I add a directory to MANPATH or INFOPATH?

I think I understand the instructions given in How to add a directory to my path? about adding directories to $PATH. But I don't understand how to add directories to $MANPATH or $INFOPATH. Also -- in ...
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How to download a package for offline installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install software offline? sudo apt-get install {x} ex: X = ghdl I want download the package "X" to my USB . How can I do that ? Second, my computer ...
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How do I upgrade from 10.04 to 10.10 in one command by using the terminal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Upgrading from the command line? Hi, I dont want to use the update manager I just want to type one command in a terminal do you understand? I am at 10.04 and want to ...
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No terminal in Applications menu

I have recently bought a dedicated server, which is running Ubuntu 10.4, but there is no terminal in the applications or in system. How do I add it for easy access (I'm new to Linux).
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How do I remove a repository from the terminal?

I have a Banshee link that is wrong and I need to remove it, how do I do it from the Terminal? I have the incorrect link, I have the correct one as well.
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How to change background color of gedit embedded terminal [duplicate]

How can I change the background color of gedit embedded terminal? I have tried changing my normal terminal (ctrl+alt+t) background and restarting gedit - but no luck. Thanks
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Application with Output similar to the GUI output of “WireShark”

I know that WireShark allows live packet capturing as well as details being displayable in the GUI. Is there any similar program that operates on a CLI, rather than a GUI? This is intended for use ...
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Teminal non-responsive on load, can't enter anything until CTRL+C

I have an issue with terminal in Ubuntu 10.04. When I launch it, it hangs, like this: I cannot do anything until I press Ctrl + C: I cannot remember when this started. What can be wrong? Looks ...
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How can I find the value of the “Visual Effects” setting using the command line?

On 10.04 (and other versions, but I am asking about 10.04), going to System ➜ Preferences ➜ Appearance and selecting the Visual Effects tab shows possible values of None, Normal, and Extra. How can I ...
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Retaining bash prompt colors when starting a screen session

When I ssh into a Ubuntu Lucid box the prompt is all pretty, with colors. Everything is the default, as far as I know. Here's my $PS1 outside screen: \[\e]0;\u@\h: ...
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Why is my terminal freezing up?

Sometimes when my terminal freezes up and it will not let me type. I can not identify any causes, nor how to diagnose. Any suggestions? Thanks! GNOME Terminal 2.30.2 on Ubuntu 10.04
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Joining MP3 files losslessly

I have a bunch of MP3 files and I have their paths grouped in a text file. Is it possible to join the relevant MP3 files based on the paths in the text file?
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Enable networking without the gnome-applet

I've switched to XMonad as my window manager. Sometimes when I put my laptop to hibernate, it's hanging and won't shut down. I have to force it off by pressing the powerbutton for 5 seconds. After I ...
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Replacing vi by vim

In my college our Admin has replaced vi by vim. So how do I replace vi by vim so that, when I type vi in terminal, then vim should get opened. I know doing so is silly, but I am asking it just out ...
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How to get GPU info?

I'm looking for a command that would give me the same info as cat /proc/cpuinfo Except for the GPU (type of the chip and memory, frequency)
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Tab completion for commands

I've noticed on the Desktop version when typing commands like sudo apt-get install mysq I can tab complete like when resolving file paths. However in the server edition this does not happen. Is there ...
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Download Flock browser in command line

Is Flock browser available in Ubuntu 10.4. If so how do I download in command line. Is it perhaps: sudo apt get Flock browser Not sure, will appreciate some help. Thnxs