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Ubuntu 14 lubuntu terminal transparency does not work

I have tried other related question on lubuntu desktop, on Ubuntu 14, on my Lenovo Laptop Z50. But the screen is not transparent.
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Why am I getting a mkdir error with this sudo mkdir /var/www/magento-dev.local/public command?

I'm trying to install Magento on an Ubuntu 14.04 server. I created a file called magento-dev.local in the /etc/apache2/sites-available/ directory. that has the following contents: <VirtualHost ...
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cannot start Ubuntu desktop from console

I am trying to re-enter my ubuntu desktop 12.04 LTS after an upgrade that failed due to the computer going out of power during the upgrade. Since then, when I log in with my password, I get onto the ...
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Ubuntu install from USB issues

I have downloaded Ubuntu to my USB but am having trouble with the install. I reboot my computer and boot from the USB. Then the Ubuntu screen pops up and I select install ( also have tried the demo ...
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How to convert video using HandBrake?

I have FansConvert site that convert anime and movie into mobile device format, especially 3gp and mp4. I made it to help people who don't have a computer, or are not able to watch on the computer. ...
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Formatting an encrypted partition

I was looking at some guides about encrypting partions and decide to try it out with a pendrive. Everything went good until the part of formatting the drive. I'm not an expert working around with ...
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curl to tar to zip not working properly

I am wanting to download an tar.gz archive, extract it and compress it into a zip file in one command. Reason for this is to be independent from temporary files. The command I use: curl -L "someURL" ...
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Error setting up cscope 15.8 on when creating file cscope.files

I'm running native ubuntu 14.04. I'm trying to install cscope-15.8a. When I run the command find . -name "*.c" -o -name .cpp" -o -name ".h" -o -name "*.hpp" > cscope.files it changes the prompt ...
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Resizing second drive partition

I have struggled with my problem for days, and have tried to find different kind of solutions, but now I decided to ask. My primary problem is too small sda1 partition which is 243M and 100% full. ...
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How to make terminal one desktop and unity another

I am running Ubuntu 14.10 on my compaq presario laptop with a dual monitor setup. I would like to have unity on my larger screen and a full screen terminal on the laptop screen. Is this possible?
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Cannot Execute program binary go-enc2ly

I've been Attempting to execute a "go-enc2ly", which is command line way of converting .enc encore files into lilypond format. I've installed the go complier suite, ran the commands: mkdir /tmp/go ...
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How do I fix black screen when switching to tty?

When I use ctr + alt + f1 to use the command line from the login screen (or anywhere for that matter), I get a black screen and cannot get anything to appear on-screen other than that I am able to ...
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Terminal profile doesn't list all available fonts

my GNOME Terminal profile let me choose only mono fonts and Courier. I'm trying to use Source Code Pro font on my ubuntu terminal. I've installed it successfully, in ~/.fonts, and it shows on every ...
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when terminal error, how do I write in terminal

I get an error when trying to open Google chrome in the terminal. It says something in the terminal and I cant write anything in it because of the error message. The terminal doesn't return to it's ...
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compare files in loop

I have a folder testcases, with various subfolders. In each subfolder there are 3 files: testcase.csv testcase64.csv testcaseMac.csv. How do I loop through all the subfolders and compare 3 files ...
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Need to copy firmware files at /usr/lib to /lib using terminal

I have a Cubox-i4Pro and I'm running Xubuntu on it. In order to get Wi-Fi working I have to copy the firmware folder "brcm" from /usr/lib/firmware/brcm and make the folder /lib/firmware/brcm. Refer ...
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No GUI before login on Ubuntu 14.04

After I installed Ubuntu 14.04 as the only OS on my computer on nomodeset to install the Nvidia drivers for my video card. I installed it and all is working properly. The only problem that I have is ...
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when building u-boot /bin/bash: arm-none-linux-gnueabi-gcc: command not found

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.0.4 on a 64 bit machine. I have an AM335X development board. Along with the kit came the compressed kernel (linux 3,2), rootfs, u-boot, and ARM cross compiler ...
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how to concatenate two strings in shell script in 3.13.0-34-generic kernel

I want to concatenate two strings for the shell file im getting error when i have created the shell file in following manner could you please suggest how to get it set export ...
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How to mount a drive when in xmonad using terminal?

So, I've been itroduced to XMONAD by now, and he tiling window manager seems classic. I'm stuck when I have to access a file from another drive (It's a NTFS drive), so I found the way to list the ...
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How to convert Arabic subtitles to utf8 the right way?

Most DVD burners (if not all) ask for subtitles to be encoded in utf8, sure that's easy for file in *.srt; do ◀ iconv -f ISO-8859-1 -t UTF-8 -o "$file".utf "$file" && mv "$file".utf "$file" ◀ ...
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call shell script from php when ubuntu 14.04 (rightly) disables the shell for www-data

I just migrated from 12.04 to 14.04. 14.04 (sensibly) disables login / shell for www-data. But my php site needs to run some shell scripts to run stuff like kindlegen, rsyncing files to another server ...
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start Ubuntu 14.04 with terminal

I have a system with a dual-boot of Windows 8.1 32-bit and Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. Ubuntu usually works but after I became root with the command "sudo su" and rebooted my PC it had a Black screen after ...
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How to stop getting error messages in terminal

When I open the chrome browser through terminal, I keep getting some error messages in the terminal. [3067:3067:0801/081834:ERROR:CONSOLE(121)] "Uncaught Strict get failed, invalid object.", source: ...
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How do I move a subfolder with contents to a different source folder without copying?

I know it's been asked a million times, but I can't find the answer to what I'm trying to do specifically. Here's the directory structure: Main Folder1 | |-Subfolder 1 |-Subfolder 2 ...
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Can't install HoNClient-3.4.3.sh

I'm desktop user. My OS running 32-bit Ubuntu 14.04LTS. The problem I've run into is this: When I try to run the client in the terminal, using the command: sudo sh HoNClient-3.4.3.sh it gives me ...
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install virtualbox guest addition terminal

I would like to install Virtualbox guest addition using the terminal. Because that is most easy to reproduce and to document. On the server I have Ubuntu 12.04.2. LTS I have Virtualbox 4.3.16 I have ...
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Unigine Heaven run directly from terminal?

I think a lot of you would have benchmarked your Linux system using Unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0. I know to run the it you can simply go to the Unigine Heaven folder and run the shell script file ...
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Ajust ScreenBlank timeout on Firefox kiosk

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 set up as a kiosk that starts Firefox in /etc/init/x.conf like this: exec su -c "startx /etc/X11/Xsession /home/kiosk/kiosk.sh --" kiosk (see details here: How to make ubuntu ...
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gnome-terminal - restoring of config for profiles

Where are the profiles for gnome-terminal stored on the filesystem? I recently restored my home folder from backup on a new ubuntu installation, but the profiles for gnome-terminal were not restored. ...
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Open pwd protected http stream in vlc from CLI

Can anyone please advise me on how to open a pwd protected http stream from CLI in vlc? I checked out the --help and man pages, but they seem to offer only syntax for opening ftp, rmt and smb pwd ...
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Ubuntu Live not Starting

All I am trying to do is recover some files from a HD on an ACER 135T desktop. Windows will not boot. So I was looking around and found UBUNTU and it sounded perfect. So I downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 to ...
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no Terminal commands are working at all after install of Lubuntu 14.04

I am at a loss. All that I get are error messages. And it is not random. All Terminal commands are reporting errors. I was advised to re-download Lubuntu and to be sure that the MD5Sum was correct. ...
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Password while file deletion

What are the different ways of encrypting files other than zip compression with password? I also want to get prompted for my password while permanently deleting some files, both password protected ...
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How to patch TuxLol on 14.04

I installed League of Legends on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It installed and now I can play however the in game store dosent seem to work with the most recent patch. I read How do I install tuxLoL on Ubuntu ...
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FFMpeg permission denied error

I installed ffmpeg into /root/bin I followed this guide: https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/CompilationGuide/Ubuntu I now want a non admin to access it. I created a symbolic link in /usr/local/bin now if ...
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Could not write bytes: broken pipe - looking for log of removed packages

I have a dual boot system with 12.04 and windows 7. Ubuntu worked fine yesterday but this morning upon boot I get subject. Searched the forums and unsuccessful with recovery. I tried : sudo gedit ...
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Sudo won't accept my password even with Caps Lock off and the right password

First, I just want to say that I did check for caps lock and I know for a fact that it was the correct password and everything was fully correct. I even entered the sudo command a second time and ...
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email body empty when I use “echo” in mutt commandline mode with root account

I have use mutt to send mails. It works fine when I use my own user account: e.g. echo "foo bar" | mutt mymail@mymail.com However, when I put the above command in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf (I want ...
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How to launch .sh from third party program?

I have the program Lutris installed on my computer and I am going through adding all my linux games. However some are .sh execs others are .bins and executables which both added fine. the .sh ones are ...
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Netbeans installation doesn't work

While trying to install Netbeans 8.0 in my Ubuntu 14.04 I get the following error: Can`t initialize UI Running in headless mode Exception: java.awt.HeadlessException thrown from the ...
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terminal user and guest account logged into gui interacting with each other

What we have: I want to connect to a remote linux box via ssh with an account with superuser privileges. This linux machine has one current logged in user who is using a GUI on a guest account. ...
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How to get autocompletion with “>|”?

When trying to empty a text file with >| filename why doesn't bash's autocomplete work for the file name? Is there anyway to allow autocompletion like any other terminal command?
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Trying to install Netbeans 7.4

When trying to install netbeans-7.4-linux.sh, I cannot open my personal folder where the file is located. I try cd /home/myusername/downloads, but I get: File or folder does not exist. If I try to ...
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Installing open corpus work bench

I tried to install the open corpus work bench cwb http://cwb.sourceforge.net/ via the terminal. I followed the given instructions but terminal always answers "command not found" I use ubuntu 14.04. ...
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Running graphical program on Ubuntu via Mac OSX Terminal - Keep program running?

I'm having problems knowing whether a program is running in the background. The program is run via command line, but the computer is just a server (apologies if terminology is incorrect), which we ...
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Curl request not working

Can some help me out in this.? I tried making a curl to random web pages it works fine. This address mentioned below i tried via browser it also works but when i try this via shell it does not work. ...
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Is there any command similar to qlmanage in Mac OS?

Is qlmanage command is present in Ubuntu? Or is there any similar commands?
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Is there a way to see the commands that would be executed based on /etc/network/interfaces stanzas?

The stanzas in /etc/network/interfaces translate to certain commands to bring up or down an interface and configure it. Is there a way to see which commands it translates to (similar to set -x in a ...
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Users logged in but can't see them

I am just starting with linux commands, so my question might sound incredibly stupid. I am studying the command line, yesterday I was creating and deleting users. When trying to delete a user (bart) ...