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Atom for kramdown

I used Atom to write Markdown. Now I turn to kramdown (mainly for its Latex math support). How can I change the markdown processor in Atom to be the one for kramdown and enable its ...
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How to get the Gnome Activities overview to only open when clicked on [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 (with Gnome Shell obviously), and I have noticed that sometimes when I quickly hover over the Activities button in the top-right-hand corner, that it opens the ...
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Trackpoint configuration is reset after boot in ubuntu 15.04

I am setting my the trackpoint configuration with the following program After clicking the apply the configuration is set and everything works. The problem I have is that after a new start of the ...
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How to change Date & Time format with Lubuntu

I'm working with Lubuntu. The system information says: Release: Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid) GNOME: 3.14.1 Kernel: 3.19.0-23-generic My problem is about I've been reading all the questions about this issue ...
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My client system running tryton can't connect to ubuntu server 14.04

My window 8 client system running tryton can't connect to ubuntu server 14.04, but i can connect postgresql within the server but when ever i try connecting from another system it fails. wondering if ...
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How can I reinstall dnsmasq?

I accidentally removed dnsmasq from my computer by running rm /etc/init.d/dnsmasq I was working in root when I did it. I was trying to learn how to stop DHCP and just messed up. (Now I can't ...
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How to stop Tracker indexing file contents?

I recently got an alert from my HIDS (Host Intrusion Detection System) about this. I then checked syslog for the entries around that time, here is an extract. After reading the some more on this, I ...
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Ubuntu is using a proxy although it's disabled in the settings

I have a problem with the proxy settings in Xubuntu 14.04 32-bit. Sometimes I need a proxy so I apply it to "/etc/profile", "/etc/environment" and "/etc/apt/apt.conf". If I don't need the proxy I ...
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How do I make a window transparent in KDE?

I know I can do this in Unity with compiz. But didn't find a way to do same in KDE. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with full kubuntu-desktop installed. Btw, I noticed an option for inactive window. But I ...
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Set CWND max size in Linux

I've used this command below in Solaris to set the max CWND window size: ndd -set /dev/tcp tcp_cwnd_max size_here But I don't know the equivalent of it in Linux. Can anyone help me please? Note: I ...
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UFW - allow range of IP addresees?

I can add a rule using UFW firewall to allow a single known IP 192.168.1.32 to access my test webserver (192.168.1.48 (on a local mostly trusted network) on Ubuntu 14.04 using: sudo ufw allow proto ...
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How to permanantly turn off online results

I don't like getting online results when searching in my dashboard, so I went to System Settings > Security & Privacy > Search, and I turned the setting off: But when I restart my ...
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How to make the Gnome Terminal transparent [duplicate]

I have been having to use the Xfce 4 Terminal because I want to have a see through background, and I couldn't get it working in the Gnome Terminal, but as there are some disadvantages of using the ...
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Xfce 4 Terminal how to wrap text

I used to use the default gnome-terminal as my default Terminal, but because I want it to be see-through I have switched to the xfce4-terminal. But there is one problem, the text does not wrap, and I ...
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xorg.conf configuration?

Sorry if this has been answered a billion times, but I have looked for quite some time and haven't come up with any solid info about this. I feel like I'm missing something obvious since nobody else ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Boot and tasks really slow!

I have a weird behaviour in my ubuntu 14.04. The boot tasks are really slow. I have installed the bootchart and the attached file is the last one that the software has created today. thanks
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How to reduce software that is running during idle desktop state, and not needed otherwise?

I see lots of stuff running on my PC that I do not really need. Is there a somewhat systematic way to reduce that? The priority is on geting rid of software that is actually active, or sometimes ...
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“Assignment outside section in config file.” error when trying to run/autostart redshift

I've made a config file as instructed at the bottom of the page,and i've made a file as follows. ; Global settings for redshift [redshift] ; Set the day and night screen temperatures temp-day=6700 ...
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Building a configuration file fails

Not sure what this command does really (sorry), but I get an error when I run this command. What I am trying to do is to setup activeMQ as a service and I am new to Linux. command: sudo ...
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Dual Gregorian - Buddhist Calendar

I am wondering if there is anyway to easily change between calendars, or change between them at all? Specifically what I'm looking for is to be able to change my calendar to the Buddhist calendar ...
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Totem Hide Title Bar and the controls

How do you Hide the title bar of totem using command line or config file? I can't seem to hide the title bar. Also on startup totem --toggle-controls vid.mp4 doesn't work. Only when it is running ...
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Totem X and Y coordinates [duplicate]

How do I set the X and Y coordinates of the totem window using command line or config file? I'm using ubuntu. The config file in the ~/.config/totem/state.ini only has these in it: [State] ...
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FreeNX terminates session after login-No error message [duplicate]

I have installed FreeNX Server on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. I am using OpenNX (0.16.0725) The FreeNX session starts with a blank/black screen and an active cursor but then terminates without an ...
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FreeNX terminates session immediately after login

I have installed FreeNX Server on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. I am using OpenNX (0.16.0725) The FreeNX session starts with a blank/black screen and an active cursor but then terminates without an error ...
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apache2 RewriteEngine subfolder configuration is off / not wroking as expected / not sure how to fix it

The rewrite engine appears to be "functioning" but not as expected. Here is the dir tree of my public_html folder (serving using apache2 in my userdir) ┌─[admini@linuxbox][~/public_html] │ [13:16:45 ...
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Prevent nano from keeping history of searches

I recently noticed that when searching for a String in a file using nano, that the search gets saved to this file: ~/.nano_history But this is not necessary, and I don't want this feature, so is ...
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Setting pulseaudo card for sound spekaer and bluetooth headset

I'm trying to write a script where I change outputs of my sound using shortcut key. I'm using similar for changing between hdmi and analog and also I'd like to do the same for changing between laptop ...
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How to change Skype's port

I have got some problems with Skype, and I was wondering if there was any way to change which port Skype listens on? Like in the settings or anywhere that wouldn't cause any problems? If this is even ...
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Setting up an intranet by Apache2 and Bind9

I need some support to setup an intranet. ENVIRONMENT A LAN (192.168.1.x) conntected to Internet through an ADSL modem/router (192.168.1.1). An Ubuntu 14 server (192.168.1.111) is connected to the ...
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Setting the integer value of browser.backspace to 2 within Firefox's about:config does not enable backspace

I am not sure as to why this doesn't work. I am currently using a Linux Ubuntu 15.04.2 LTS. Also, is about:config called advanced preferences? Edit: If anyone is looking for an alternative, ALT + ...
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using php5enmod to ensure module is enabled

There seems to be some inconsistencies for ensuring a PHP Module / Extension is enabled. I'm using Ansible to provision my servers and found that there are some PHP Modules that are being verified if ...
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How to check music file for distortion?

Distorted audio Sometimes, when palying some music file, it just does not sound right - for example it sounds like it's distorted by overmodulating - but it's not so strong that it is obvious how it ...
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Trouble with bacula

I have configured bacula in ubuntu, it is showing the following error after a backup, Scheduled Jobs: Level Type Pri Scheduled Name Volume ...
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Where really is fonts.conf in Ubuntu 15.04?

I've read that ~/.fonts.conf is deprecated as of version 12.04. However, in my freshly installed Kubuntu 15.04 I see that there are: ~/.fonts.conf ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf And also ...
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Is using Unity Tweak on Ubuntu 14.04 safe?

I just installed Unity Tweak from the Ubuntu Software Center. The program have a lot of different customization options, like transparent bars and more options for windows snapping. But, can those ...
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Default Web site folder

For many reasons, business and technical, use of the /var folder for FTP and Web sites cannot be used on our server. How can ISPconfig be set to use a different default configuration. For example: ...
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System Center Configuration Manager for Ubuntu?

Anybody knows if Ubuntu has a tool like: "System Center Configuration Manager" from MS? I want to remotely distribute software. Thanks in advance.
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How do I edit lubuntu-rc.xml

I'm new to lubuntu so please forgive me if this is a dumb question! I've seen posts about editing .config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml (all I want to do is a couple of keybind options) but I can't find the ...
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How do I recover the default version of some configuration file?

By accident, I messed up a configuration file. How do I recover the default version without reinstalling or affecting other things?
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Settings up RAID 1 on existing Ubuntu installation

Good morning, For my internship project I am currently setting up a Linux (Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS) web environment (NGINX/PHP5/PHP-FPM/MariaDB and such...). Now I forgot to set up the RAID 1 ...
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Firefox default search provider resets after restarting the browser

I switched my default search provider to DuckDuckGo, but recently decided that I needed to have some of Google's features for a while as default, so I made Google my default search provider in my ...
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How to enable unhide in rkhunter

I have installed rkhunter with: sudo apt-get install rkhunter And even though I have enabled all test, when I run: sudo rkhunter --check --sk If I check in the log file, I see this about the ...
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Crossfire Resets When Lightdm Restarts Ubuntu 15.04

So I had Crossfire running on 14.04, but I decided to update to 15.04 and now it's acting strange. I've gone through the typical steps of commenting out everything in /etc/init/gpu-manager.conf, and ...
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View resulting systemd config

Is is possible to view the resulting config of some unit or journald.service? They are assembled from multiple files and I am never sure if the option is applied. For example I've added a file ...
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Messed up with my ssh_config file. How can I recover the original file?

I was setting up ssh on Ubuntu. I accidentally copied the contents of sshd_config in ssh_config file! Is there a place where I can find the original one? Fortunately I didn't touch the ssh_config. I ...
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What is causing my /etc .conf file to suddenly fail on boot

I need to start some applications at boot time on 14.04 server. I have a conf file, /etc/init/fireimager.conf, that executes a script that starts some other scripts, had tested it, and it worked in ...
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Multiple “display configure screen settings and layout” windows

Everytime I plug or unplug the laptop power supply, I get between 6 and 10 pop up windows, talking about the display configure screen settings and layout. Is there anyway to fix this?
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squid3.3 config directives help in Trusty Tahr 14.04

I have problem with my squid.conf file and I able to make some changes myself but not every change i could have done to make it work properly according my need i have a 10 to 40 client at local ...
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GPS configure for Navit

I need to connect my USB GPS device to Navit that runs on Ubuntu. I have done: gpsd /dev/ttyUSB0 and then run xgps to test GPS device. I see some satellites and data on screen. Now I would like to ...
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Why I can't import the filezilla.xml (the FileZilla server backup) into the FileZilla installation on Ubuntu 15.04?

I have the following problem trying to import the FileZilla settings (the settings related to the saved FTP server) using Ubuntu 15.04. So, from an old Ubuntu 12.04 system, I saved the filezilla.xml ...