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Problem updating to new version in terminal

I am unable to use my desktop for two weeks now since an automatic upgrade left me unable to login due a ICEauthority error. I've tried a few solutions, as detailed in a previous question: Cannot ...
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Unable to update by sudo apt-get update in the terminal [duplicate]

john:~$ sudo apt-get update E: Type 'ain' is not known on line 3 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ferramroberto-filezilla-oneiric.list E: The list of sources could not be read. when I run ...
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CLI keyboard shortcuts/ commands not working for non-Root users

When I switch user from Root to someone else, I'm unable to use keyboard shortcuts, like tab for completing file and directory names, or the up arrow for previously used commands. How can I enable ...
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Ubuntu partition won't display on screen

I installed ggobi on my MacBook Pro, and it wasn't working right. I looked up some information, and found this site: Gtk Warning: Cannot open display I followed the vague instructions, but I think I ...
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Unable to connect with wired connection in 12.04 [closed]

I am having a problem connecting to wired connection from router. I used to have 11.10 where I tried to establish DSL connection. I tried it doing through the terminal using some pppoeconf commands. ...
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Reopen a closed GUI of a running program

When I use Truecrypt or Skype GUI and then (by mistake) push the X button to close it I can still see they are running (using ps-e). In the case with Skype I can even see I am logged in. If I try to ...
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How do I “log” the M most recent images from a webcam using the command-line?

I want to take a picture with the webcam every N time units and store it to /tmp/somefolder/ for further use with other tools and only keep the last M images. How to do this using webcam(UNIX ...
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Add carriage return after ctrl+c

When I kill a process in the terminal using ctrl+c no carriage return is inserted. I have no idea if I changed a setting inadvertently or what happened. I'm running 11.10. How can I change the ...
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Unable to find to which port my android is connected

I am trying to connect my Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini to my Ubuntu 11 (64 bits version), however, the device does not appear on /dev/. I am willing to send AT commands through terminal to my phone, ...
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Dell Inspiron 8100 won't Suspend or Hibernate

have a Dell Inspiron 8100 running Lubuntu 11.10 & doing it very well with one exception. Will not enter Suspend or Hibernate. Would really like it to suspend when the lid is closed. When I close ...
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How to replace/fix a messed up /bin/sh and /bin/dash

I have corrupted my /bin/sh and have no idea how to replace it. I accidentally copied over it. How can I fix this? I am running Ubuntu Server 11.10, no X. update: I have tried the fix that was ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 “cant find” Executable files (NOT .exe's)

i am trying to run an executable file from ubuntu 11.10, and this happens for several different files. i try to run the file and it says "no such file or directory" it is not the file because the ...
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Bitcoin PPA installation problem

Im trying to download Bitcoin for my Ubuntu Oneiric. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install bitcoin/bitcoin Everything goes smooth until the install ...
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Terminal output scrolling is gone (Headless 11.10 Server, Upgraded from 10.10)

I recently upgraded a 10.10 server (headless, EC2) to 11.04 and then to 11.10. Both upgrades seem to have worked, but now my terminal acts differently, particularly concerning output scrolling. I am ...
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Ubuntu 11.10- Wine (Understanding Wine)

I'm new to Ubuntu, I just downloaded "wine" from the command-line. So when and open up "wine", I have no idea what I'm suppose to do next. What do I do after the download had been completed..open it, ...
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node-xmpp-bosh error on Ubuntu 11.10

I am newbie in Linux word. I want to implement a bosh server. Because it is hard on Windows platform I decided to deploy it on a Ubuntu virtual machine via vmware. I made installation without ...
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Creating Custom Command

I'm a web developer. When i want to start working, always i'm executing some command on terminal. For example : sudo service apache2 start sudo service mysql start sublime For speed up this ...
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Is it possible to have .bashrc outside home directory?

I want to put a .bashrc file in a directory where my application is located, to set up path variables accordingly independent of the location of the directory at the moment. At the same time, I want ...
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Problem after upgrade to GNOME Shell 3.4 (Ubuntu 11.10)

I updated the GNOME Shell by these points: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/testing sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo ...
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How to turn off/on the laptop screen using a command-line or shell-scipt? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Turn off monitor using command line In my laptop i have a button to turn off screen, but it didn't work so i think if i bind it's function and add a command-line to it ...
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lxterminal not working

My Lxterminal is not working. Here's some background: A few days ago I wanted to configure the keyboard layouts for my Lubuntu 11.10 for English and Romanian. You can find a detailed description of ...
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Running a script with a command

How do I make a new command to run a script, for example if I type runme (from any dir) it will run /run/me/script.sh? Seems simple but I can find anywhere that explains how to do this :/
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Copying subdirectories with -r option not working

I just want to copy the contents of a directory and the subdirectories within it over to another directory in a Bash shell. I assumed cp -r would do this. However, this isn't working: cp -r ...
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How can I reset $PATH to its default value in Ubuntu 11.10?

I accidentally unset all the directories of $PATH while trying to add a new one in ~/.bashrc. I opened a new terminal window as I was editing and now $PATH is empty. I'm worried if I boot from another ...
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How to find source for a line in $PATH?

I've got a line in my $PATH that is invalid and want to delete it, but I'm not sure where it's coming from. It's not being set in .bashrc, .profile, or /etc/environment. Is there any way to figure ...
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How to make time/date program, shell model of program?

I ran in shell: #! /bin/bash log=monday echo "Today is $log" echo "Today is 'date'" but the result is : Today is monday Today is 'date' How do I make it display the day and date. Thank you for ...
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How can I reset the terminal colors? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to reset the terminal properties and preferences? I was messing around with my terminal colors, and didn't realize I was modifying the default profile. Now I want it ...
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Lines disappearing intermittently from both Terminal and Emacs

I'm having trouble even finding the right search terms to diagnose this problem. It's also hard to reproduce on my own machine. When I enter a command in the terminal, occassionally I will see no ...
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Command Line Clipboard Access

I'm building a command line tool in order to make some of my tasks more efficient. I need to be able to write content to the clipboard, but for some reason it's not working for me. I've tried ...
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How to change the root password on Ubuntu 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to know my root password? I am using Bash. I have a freshly installed Ubuntu 11.10 and I need to change the password.
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Mplayer does not work anymore and I don't know why or what happend

Whenever I try and sue mplayer it says: mplayer: relocation error: mplayer: symbol ff_codec_bmp_tags, version LIBAVFORMAT_53 not defined in file libavformat.so.53 with link time reference What do ...
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How can I make a hidden file/folder? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I hide directories without changing their names? I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and I want to make a file hidden. How do I make for example a .docx file or a directory ...
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Using Compizconfig keybindings to run command

I'm trying to fix my keyboard keys brightness up/down. Using acpi_listen pressing brightness up/down I have the result: video DD03 00000087 00000000 video DD03 00000086 00000000 Running showkey: ...
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Issues with Quickly: tk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: “pixmap” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Gdk Gtk warnings and errors from the command line I'm fairly new to Ubuntu, and I decided that I want to learn to develop applications for it. I found some great ...
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Scanning from terminal

I want to be able to scan from the terminal and then send the scanned output to a specific directory. Can this be done from the terminal.
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Scripting question (youtube-dl and xclip)

I have youtube-dl and xclip installed. Is there a way I could write a script that can run commands from both? For example: youtube-dl -l --extract-audio (url) but instead of pasting a url could I ...
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Making Existing Userlevel program root?

Is it possible to give root to an already running application which runs at userspace? Like x program is running, I did some unsaveable work on x program, But it needs root to complete. I do not want ...
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Gtk-Warnings In Terminal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Gtk warning when opening Gedit in terminal I have Ubuntu 11.10 installed on two different machines, both using x64 installs. Only one machine returns these Gtk warnings ...
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Difference between 'dir' and 'ls' terminal commands?

I've been trying to find the difference between using the dir and ls commands in terminal. I know ls is the traditional unix method of viewing the files in a directory, and that dir is the windows ...
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Set desktop resolution for standard 11.10 VNC server

Is it possible to specify a desktop resolution for the built-in ubuntu 11.10 vnc server? It defaults to 640x480 when I have no monitor connected (headless), and I can't find a way to change it. Does ...
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Why am I not able to send an email from command line

This is what I did (as per a few discussions on this website) mail -s "hi" addressee@email.xyz < test.txt Where text.txt has the message. I checked to see if mail did exist and it does at ...
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How can remote host be mounted with nautilus from comnmand line to avoid a nautilus window is opened?

A remote host can mount with nautilus: nautilus sftp://<target-host> But, in this case a nautilus window is opened. I would like to use this command in a script. How can I avoid window ...
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How to make Ubuntu a CLI after installing from live usb?

I am trying to install Ubuntu as a command line only but only found that you cant really do it off a USB as the alt. CD requires it be on a CD to install and I looked around but couldn't find how to ...
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When running ecryptfs-migrate-home -u USER I get command not found error

Just like in the title, boywithaxe@Xerxes:~$ sudo ecryptfs-migrate-home -u test [sudo] password for boywithaxe: sudo: ecryptfs-migrate-home: command not found boywithaxe@Xerxes:~$ I realise this ...
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How do I install the Instant Messaging application IP Messenger?

I've recently downloaded g2ipmsg (IP Messenger for Ubuntu 11.10). However - this comes not as an installable package as previous ubuntu versions. Thus I think I need to compile it. This application ...
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How do i find exact status of my microphone mute or unmute or the volume level of mic using command line?

This is very odd, i have one default microphone and i have another second microphone. When i use this command it always shows not muted but the microphone volume is 0%. How or what is a way i can find ...
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Set desktop default to Unity 2D remotely?

Is there a way that I can set the default desktop to Unity 2D without logging out? I need to achieve this remotely as I don't have direct access to the computer.
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How to install tar.gz on ubuntu 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install a .tar.gz file? I just installed Ubuntu and i want to install Adobe Flash Player and im not very familiar with terminal. I did some searches in google but ...
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Problem accessing superuser with sudo

Through Virtualbox didn't allow me use USB because my account wasn't a vboxuser group, I've to run this command: $sudo usermod -G vboxusers brallan After I needed to access to superuser privileges ...
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How to auto change terminal profiles?

I love transparency and minimalism... a lot. So much so I ended up with a desktop like this: The problem is that to add a cool effect I made my terminal windows transparent. Which for the most part ...