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Using unattended-upgrades or cron for automatically updating packages from different sources?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 + XBMC on a HTPC and now I want to setup automatic updates on this machine. On top of the normal Ubuntu sources, I have also 3 other sources installed, of which I want to ...
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How to login to your ubuntu account automatically in background?

I was wondering whether we could login into ubuntu account automatically but stay password protected. In my case, I want my torrent to automatically start when computer boots up. So I need to be ...
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automatic login and encrypted home folder [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 12.04. At some point, by accident, I apparently agreed to encrypt the home folder. Now I would need to have automatic login, but it is not working. I guess because of the ...
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ALL subfolders in home folder are being copied to desktop & deletion in from one place causes deletion from both places

ALL sub folders in home folder like "videos,pictures" etc are being automatically copied to desktop & deletion of a folder say "videos" from desktop also deletes from home folder and vice-versa ...
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Auto mount mount point on iSCSI driver

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I recently added a 1 terabyte iSCSI volume with a single ext4 partition. Everything works as it should but with the only issue being I cannot create a mount point using ...
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Recommended values for apt configuration options

To enable automatic updates, we have to edit /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/10periodic and set the appropriate apt configuration options: APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "1"; ...
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How to prevent Ubuntu from suspend

I have a problem with automatic suspend in my ubuntu. I have following settings but even that I have plugged computer in it is suspended How to fix this?
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Shutdown/logoff script in Ubuntu 13.10

Which would be the best way to run a script upon GUI logoff, shutdown, hibernate, sleep modes? In 12.04 I think I did this in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf, but on 13.10, the folder structure changed and ...
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Problem with automatic login on Ubuntu 13.10

Automatic login does not remain when I reboot Ubuntu 13.10. If I check User Accounts the 'off' box is selected by default. Each time I reselect 'On' it lasts for as long as that session then goes ...
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Best way to automagically mount and share USB drives in Ubuntu Server 12.04

I'd like to find a way to automatically mount any external usb drive connected to my server, and then to automatically share it via samba. The main thing that confuses me is how to handle unmounting ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 restarts automatically

I am running a program which takes several days at a stretch in my ubuntu 12.04 desktop. I find my pc restarted sometimes. There is no specific pattern to it. Sometimes the first day or sometimes the ...
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How do I disable automatic remote printer installation?

In Raring, everytime I connect to the network, Cups installs all the printers in the network automatically. Furthermore, some printers have been added more than once. Furthermore, I connect a USB ...
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Why won't the Ubuntu 12.04 installer use my preseed file?

Here is my preseed file: d-i partman-auto/disk string /dev/sda d-i partman-auto/method string lvm d-i partman-lvm/device_remove_lvm boolean true d-i partman-lvm/device_remove_lvm_span boolean true ...
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How do I set up Qjackctl without using the terminal?

I can now open Qjackctl using the terminal. This is the code that I am using. pulseaudio --kill jack_control start This will open the program successfully. Then when I am finished I can type this ...
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How to make my computer turn on automatically

I want to make my computer to turn back on automatically when it is powered off by some reason. Is this possible ?
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Program a flash drive to automatically copy a specific folder when plugged in?

I'm looking for a way to plug my flash drive into a computer and have it automatically copy all the files from a specific folder when it's plugged in? My son is being secretive about a party he went ...
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how to take Automatic screenshots in ubuntu 12.04 every 2 minutes [duplicate]

I am Ubuntu 12.04 user and I want my machine take automatic screenshots of my work every 2 minutes. So which Software you prefer. Please suggest me.
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How can schedule to run 'deluge BT client' in ubuntu 12.1 using gnome schedule

Since it's a GUI there is bit of complication. Can you guys help? Thanks. (I need a recurrent task btw)
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How can I run a python script with out the prompt “Run in terminal, Display, cancel, Run”

I added #!/usr/bin/env python to the script and chmod +x in terminal, but on double clicking it still asks for these 4 options. I want it to automatically open in terminal. Is it possible? I'm using ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS via Parallels; Can't disable automatic login

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS via parallels desktop on Mac OS X Mountain Lion. I have all available updates. When I go into users, it doesn't matter if I set my user account in system settings to ...
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Unknown admin password

I wanted to make an new Admin profile and delete the old one (long story), but I forgot to set a password. Now I can only enter Guest session and the Administrator account is asking me about a ...
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Is there any way to automatically download torrents? [duplicate]

I want to be able to set up downloads of weekly TV shows so the .torrent is automatically downloaded to my computer, ie. I just tell the program that I want (for example) Adventure Time to download as ...
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Running a script automatically just after login [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I start applications automatically on login? I want to run a script automatically just after my login. Please someone tell me how to do that. I tried putting path ...
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getting active pastable locations in the current session?

Well i was trying to implement a feature which could do away with the selectall-copy-paste option in the text editor kwrite. I was trying to get all the pastable locations such as (current open ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 automatic logout

I just had a new desktop constructed and installed ubuntu 12.10 which was successful for the most part but every time I open up some applications like thunderbird I get automatically logged out and ...
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How to inhibit suspend temporarily?

I have searched around a bit for this and can't seem to find anything helpful. I have my PC running Ubuntu 12.10 set up to suspend after 30 minutes of inactivity. I don't want to change that, it ...
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Timely automatic unexpected reboot on ubuntu desktop [closed]

We have a remote linux server (ubuntu 10.04 desktop). The system log indicates the system has been restarted on the timely fashion. Here is a part of the last output: ut pts/0 ...
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How do I disable maximise windows on startup in Ubuntu 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I stop Unity from starting windows maximised? I'm on a netbook and every time I start a program, the window automatically opens maximised. How do I disable this ...
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Screen doesn't lock automatically [closed]

I have Ubuntu 12.04. No matter what I adjust the screen to. The screen does not lock automatically after any number of minutes. How do I remedy this?
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How do I detect wireless broadband on Ubuntu?

I have ubuntu 11.10, I have moved into a new house with shared Sky Broadband and I would like to know how to detect the wireless automatically as I am not sure I can get all the information required ...
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Why am I asked for my wireless password again and again despite settings to connect automatically?

My wireless works fine, but from time to time, annoyingly enough, usually upon startup, it asks for the password, while at the same time displaying it underneath. So, I just have to click 'apply' ...
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Auto Power On and Off

I have a old laptop set up as a media server with Ubuntu 12.04 on it. I was wondering whether it was possible to set a time for it to automatically turn off at night and then in the morning ...
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How can I make my Ubuntu 12.04 auto-shutdown when battery is fully charged?

I would love if someone could give me a script or something like that to make it do what I describe in the title...
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Stop Ubuntuone-syncdaemon from running in background automatically

Is there a way to stop ubuntuone-syncdaemon automatically (and all other Ubuntu One related processes) from running in the background after I quit the Ubuntu One app? Like when you quit Dropbox, it ...
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Does Ubuntu periodically clean empty directories under /var/run?

I've noticed that empty directories get deleted from /var/run/ on reboot. I'm wondering if that's something Ubuntu does or something that I have installed.
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automatic installation error

I have a ubuntu orchestra server setup and I'm trying to install some desktop ubuntus across the network. The version I am trying to install is 11.10. My preseed file is like this: # Preseeding only ...
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grub update making automated install stuck

I am following these instructions- https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AutomaticSecurityUpdates on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server 64 bit. The problem is that when the update script is executed, it gets stuck ...
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How can I automatically connect to unsecured wireless networks? [closed]

How can I make my Ubuntu installation automatically connect to in-range unsecured wireless networks?
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run a script on window switch (on alt-tabbing into/outof a particular app) [closed]

I'd like to run a script whenever I switch into or out of a window. Specifically, I have a "toggle touchpad on/off" script, which i want to run whenever I switch into or out of gvim. so, is there ...
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Is there a way to automatically sync Ubuntu One and the Android client?

Is there a way to automatically sync Ubuntu One and the Android client? I have tried 2 phones and all I get in "Account and sync" menu is "sync is off" in both. Is it normal? Thanks
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Why am I asked for a password after automatic login? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keyring On Startup popup I use automatic login because I don't want to enter a password every time I start the system. Although automatic login works, I'm still asked ...