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How much context switching is too much?

I am running Ubuntu Server 14.04 on an Lenovo IdeaCentre d400. The load average is never under 1.0. So I started to take a deeper look. I do not find anything that could be responsable for this load. ...
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System - Administration tab is missing

I am told that I need to go to System - Administration - however, I do not have Administration under my System Tab. 14.10 Ubuntu.
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Is it possible to install packages from iso?

I browsed through the iso file for Ubuntu_14.04_LTS, I found that majority of data were contained in a single file: casper/filesystem.squashfs (922 MB). there is no *.deb files under ...
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How to get administrator rights?

I am the administrator and only user of my laptop with a new installation of 14.04. I created a bootable USB and when it is used I find this file "PRJ_20071023" that I can not read or delete. I get a ...
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Howto enable spellchecking in Canadian English (incl in LibreOffice) for all users / system-wide

It seems that no one gets the benefit of spell-checking in LibreOffice on our Ubuntu computers. We have them generally set up with Canadian English as default languages, but apparently there is no ...
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New admin account asking for a password?

I've made new admin account. I did not set a password for that account and it now asks me for the password. Since I can access the account as it automatically logs on when the laptop is turned on, can ...
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How do I add a network printer in Ubuntu 12.04?

I know the name and the IP address of a network printer, but I can't seem to be able to search by IP address or name. Ubuntu developers love to move things around to make it difficult for users, so ...
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Graphical pkexec require username and password

I am wondering if there is a way to have the graphical authentication part of pkexec ask for a username as well as a password instead of just a password. The computer I am trying to get set up is on ...
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How can I make shutdown not require admin password?

If more than one person is logged in on my computer, Ubuntu requires super user authentication when shutting down the computer. How can I make it so that any user can shutdown the computer without ...
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How do I check the up time in Ubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: See computer’s uptime and history Well sometimes for testing purposes I want to know the up time but don't know where to look. How do I check for this?
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See computer's uptime and history

I was wondering if it is at all possible to find out when the computer was switched on, what files where accessed what folders were opened, what programs run and when the computer was resumed and put ...
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Run program as root without using sudo

Can someone help me to run a ".run" on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. My problem is I want to execute this program as super-user, but I don't want to use sudo to run it. I just want to run with ...
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Is there a way to get the administrator lock opened? [duplicate]

I know that when a package is being installed, the root directory [I think?] gets an administrator lock and can't make an other installation at the same time. Is there a way to stop that ...
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how to do administartive tasks from remote X SSH

I forwarded X over ssh. From unity-control-center I couldn't perform any of the administrative tasks like changing audio input, changing wifi network etc. How can I do them remotely. Its the same ...
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Can Ubuntu run without internet?

I have already installed Ubuntu on my laptop and I want to ask if Ubuntu can still run without internet.. Thanks!
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Which script rotates /var/log/auth.log?

I cannot figure out where /var/log/auth.log is rotated. I found the file /var/log/auth.log.2013-09-16 on my system, which contains log entries previously found in /var/log/auth.log. Where does that ...
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How do I administer, test and fix my RTL8192ce wifi card on the command line? It can't connect to router and external sites

I've been using a Realtek RTL8192ce wlan card on Ubuntu 10.04 and Ubuntu 14.04. Previously the built-in kernel module 'rtl8192ce' worked fine. There'd be some occasional, random blips, but I could get ...
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How are administrators supposed to read root's mail?

What is the Ubuntu way for system administrators to receive system notifications, which typically take the form of e-mail sent to the root account? Examples of such notifications are the output of ...
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forgot "administrator's name'

I still have the password but I no longer have the name I used to create the administrator's account. As I'm a novice in all this, I'm not sure I can safely go root without royally messing things up. ...
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How to give nopasswd access to multiple commands via sudoers?

Below is what I know: I have to add this below line in sudoers file to give rights to the user for particular task. user_name ALL=NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/apt-get install In this case I want to give ...
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Is there a utility for hopping in and out of a CLI?

Lets say I've got a bit of server software. I start it up and it provides an interface on stdin/stdout that I can use to enter commands during runtime. I want to be able to start it up over SSH, exit ...
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Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/) [duplicate]

E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
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nis user can't do su

I setup a nis client and its working fine but I can't do "su" as a nis user(Error: Wrong passwort - But it's correct). Also the login with the local root user is not possible. I only can login as root ...
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how do i fix this problem? [duplicate]

~$ sudo apt-get -f install E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process ...
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How can I set a global timeout for the screensaver?

I am trying to to set a global screensaver and blanking idle timout (with screen locking) that will affect all new user accounts. I noticed that gnome-screensaver in 12.04 when configured by a user, ...
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Get root access for copying files to /usr/share/…?

To be short, I want to copy a folder to a location /usr/share/screenlets/.... in Ubuntu 10.04 system. I tried by logging in as root from terminal giving su. I even changed my user account type to ...
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How to add my user account to admin group (13.10 desktop) [duplicate]

I was trying to extract a web template into the hosting folder /docroot on the web service, which is working, however I do not have permission to complete the action. I cannot stand being locked out ...
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when i run this script appear this msg

$ sudo sh mininetScript30923.sh mininetScript30923.sh: 5: mininetScript30923.sh: Script created by VND - Visual Network Description (SDN version) : not found from: can't read /var/mail/mininet.net ...
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What GID number assigning policy does have Ubuntu so I can asign my organization GID without conflict?

In order to assign fixed GID for departments in my organization, I would like to be sure not to choose an GID that would be selected in the future for another reason (like a new system group for a new ...
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Where's admin tools gone in 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to manage users and groups? (GUI) In 11.10, with Unity, I do not see all the admin tools. Especially, I want to access "Users and Groups" tool. Where is it? Should I ...
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Is there a central configuration tool for ubuntu such as yast on opensuse?

In openSUSE there is a set up tool called YaST working on GUI and command line. Is there such tool for Ubuntu for instance on YaST one can configure samba and the services. Here is a picture for ...
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How to detect which init script starts zram?

Due to a zram bug leading to machine lock-ups, I've had to disable zram. I thought dpkg --purge zram-config as well as commenting any reference out of /etc/rc.local would do the trick, but the module ...
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Recommendation of web server admin control panel (free, open source, deb package)?

I'm looking for: a safe/secure web admin control panel for a web server preferably free and open source in official repositories or at least with regular updates and an easy way to update to newer ...
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What server control panels are available for Ubuntu Server?

As a dedicated Ubuntu server or as a VPS, I am looking for a web control panel, something like cPanel which is something like a web administrator for a server. I have not used any on Linux since I do ...
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forget administration accont name &password [duplicate]

I have forgotten my administration account name & password, plus I changed the ADMINISTRATION account to standard account. How can I change a standard account to an ADMINISTRATION account.
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Problems with apt-get install : Permission denied [duplicate]

I have been having trouble with installation when ever I type apt-get install <file name> It replies with E:Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: ...
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Distributing automounter maps to NIS clients

I am working to get automounter maps distributed to our group's workstations via NIS. All the workstations are clients, with one master server. Is it possible to distribute automounter maps through ...
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Does PGAdmin need to be configured for EVERY desktop user?

I have a local machine (Ubuntu 12.04 desktop) with PGAdmin3. When I log in as a standard user on Ubuntu and run PGAdmin, I don't see any server connection. So do I have to recreate a server ...
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Why no PGAdmin in launcher for standard user?

I have installed PGAdmin and it all works well. But when I log in as a Standard User on Ubuntu 12.04 I don't see PGAdmin in the launcher. I have other programs like Libre Office, Lazarus and ...
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HELP! I'm locked out of all Ubuntu accounts

I was using these commands in terminal: sudo apt-get install gksu gksu nautilus I needed to move some files from one account into another & then I wanted to rename some of the accounts. I got ...
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Running gnome system tools

I'm a sporadic Linux user, but haven't used Ubuntu for some years until a hard disk crash on my Windows laptop forced me into running Ubuntu off USB/DVD. I love the new appearance, but as ever the ...
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How to prevent users from renaming files while providing write permissions on Linux

For some special purpose, I want to prevent non-root users of the Linux Server from changing or renaming the filenames. However, they can modify and write to the contents of the file. How to do this ...
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remove 8.04 repositories in 12.04?

after using ubuntu for about a year, it's time to pose my first question. I am running ubuntu 12.04.3 and recently I've had some issues with resynchronizing the package index files. sudo apt-get ...
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Methods for creating good admin documentation?

I want to document any change I do to my ubuntu system. I want to do this in a way that if I had to pass this system to another administrator, it would be easy and logical for him to access this ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu through network?

I would like to install Ubuntu for almost 120 users. But it's very difficult in using USB and drives. please suggest ....
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How do I install browser plugins in a centralized way?

I have 5 users on an ubuntu box and I want each user to have AdBlock+ (and a few others) for both FireFox and Chrome. Is there a way to avoid logging in as each one with GUI and starting both ...
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Saving has been disabled by system administrator [duplicate]

I have coded my own HTML website recently, and today I wanted to add a Google calendar object to it. Today I got an error when trying to save the Google calendar code. I am the admin on my Ubuntu PC, ...
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php.ini cli symbolic link

Why do we have a different php.ini for the php client ? Is it a good idea to link the main instead ? $ sudo ln -s /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini /etc/php5/cli/php.ini
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How to install Wubi without Administrator privileges in Windows

Is there any way to install Wubi without Administrator privileges in Windows? Or, if this is not possible, is there any workaround to have an Ubuntu experience while on Windows? Thanks.
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How to administer, manage & update 40 to 50 Kubuntu laptops?

I have a custom developed application presently running on about 40 Kubuntu laptops (& more planned). Every few months I have to update the application. I also have to run Ubuntu updates and a few ...