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GUI broken or renders improperly - Ubuntu

Simply, the GUI windows are breaking down. As you can see in the above image, the text in the launched windows is unreadable.There's also some black shade around the corners of the active window. ...
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Configuring Catfish 1.0.2

How can I change the default directory that Catfish starts its search in? I don’t want to have to click the drop down to change from /home – 99% of my searches are on a different drive. I’m using ...
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I installed Ubuntu on my laptop and it is so slow! [on hold]

I just downloaded and installed Ubuntu 14. It is extremely slow and my laptop heats up to 90 degrees when I am trying to watch a video. here are my laptop specifications:
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How to make the cursor have a trail on GNOME?

I remember that in Windows one had the capability to make one's cursor have a trail, and there was a slider to indicate how long this trail would be. I believe that there was also something similar in ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut of “Show location of pointer”?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and in the gnome-tweak-tool there is an option called Show location of pointer, which upon clicking CTRL makes a little circle thing come off like a ...
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sending trap continuesly

Is there a way to trigger a suitable trap continuesly while using the monitor directive of DisMan Monitoring and send it via trapsess? (e.g. Cpu,Memory rise above a certain treshold or hdd space is ...
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How can I query a rsyslog setting?

I am using rsyslog for program logging and system logging so I have unified log files. I'm having some messages dropping out and I'm not sure why, but I think it may be a configuration option set ...
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Are there any basic templating preprocessors that I can use for nginx configuration files?

I've been using nginx variables to simplify my templates for a few years now. It turns out this is apparently a "rather slow" way of doing things and that my static configuration should be static. ...
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Is there a config file for Cinnamon MENU. Need template

What I can do: a) I can find the .desktop files in /usr/share/applications. b) in the Cinnamon desktop, I can right-click menu button > configure > Open the menu editor. This latter mechanism (menu ...
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How can I configure this proxy that use a “script address” on Ubuntu 14.04?

I am not so into Linux and I have the following problem trying to set a proxy to go on Internet from the company network. Using Windows 8.1 I have this conffiguration. Going into the Network ---> ...
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converting usb_modeswitch command to /etc/usb_modeswitch.d entry

Another upgrade broke my modem yet again. Back in the day, before Ubuntu would ever begin to support it, I'd use a script that started with a line: usb_modeswitch -v 12d1 -p 14fe -V 12d1 -P 1506 ...
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Huion H610 hotkeys

Been fussing over this for awhile, but found my problem seems unique compared to others, so no instructions have been helpful. I purchased an H610 graphics tablet, running it on my Ubuntu 15.10 ...
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how to setup simple scan on a local USB brother printer

There are similar questions out there, no answers yet. I have found; Brother-L2540D: setup brscan4 for usb printer Brother DCP-7065DN, Ubuntu 14.04 64bit: Can print to network printer but cannot use ...
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how to setup pppoe on ubuntu through unity's network configuration

I am using ubuntu 15.10 and want to setup pppoe on it. I open the network configuration of unity. there is two options. one is wired and the other one is proxy. I press wired and click the plus ...
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How do I fully configure Cinnamon?

I've installed Cinnamon over LXDE in Ubuntu 15.10, and I removed everything LXDE-related. When the computer wakes from sleep (i.e, when I close and reopen the lid), I enter my password (into a ...
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Linux / ubuntu knowledge [duplicate]

I'm quite new to linux. Fo few years hardly using linux (seen some distros). I have general knowledge about bash programming, administration. Lately have dived into Raspberry PI and Ubuntu based ...
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system-wide git settings

I would like to set git defaults for all users on my system. Where can I find the global system-wide configuration? There is no such file as /etc/gitconfig Thanks.
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Launch firefox in fullscreen mode on startup [duplicate]

I've created the "firefox.desktop" file at ~/.config/autostart to launch the firefox like other startup applications. I'd like it to be launched in full screen (for now, I have to press F11 manually ...
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What does it mean to restart your session?

I just went into the gnome-control-center > Region & Language and changed the Formats section to Russian Federation, however now it is tell me to restart the session: But what does this ...
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how to use ubuntu server 12.04 for hosting website without server

i have installed ubuntu server 12.04, but i don't have a router and the installation can not be proccessed without a router, because in newtwork is have choose briged connection. how can you install ...
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Change static IP other than editing /etc/network/interfaces file and network manager

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10. I installed Asterisk 11. During install one of the steps was to set static IP in /etc/network/interfaces. I did that and all is well. I've since been working away. Today I ...
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Configuring 000-default.conf to develop multiple sites at once

I'm trying to develop multiple Drupal-based websites on my local machine using Ubuntu 14.3. So I have to edit my 000-default.conf file of course. When I edit it like so I'm able to work successfully ...
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My application is not saving the configurations

So I moved from CentOS to Ubuntu 15.10 some hours back, And I am not able to install the applications properly. I installed Deluge and pycharm using app-get. The problem is every time I tried to ...
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How to make sure my computer clock is right and fix it if it is not? [duplicate]

I have recently noticed that the time on my computer isn't the same as on the others in my household, and I'm not sure if it's just them, or whether my machine has actually got the wrong time... So I ...
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How to activate keybindings for GTKInspector?

I want to get involved with developing GNOME, and in their newcomers guide it told me about GTKInspector and it says: To enable the debugger, either start your app with GTK_DEBUG=interactive in ...
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FTP works from command line but not from “Connect to Server” GUI (vsftp)

I have vsftpd installed on my Ubuntu server. Here is my config: # Example config file /etc/vsftpd.conf # # The default compiled in settings are fairly paranoid. This sample file # loosens things up a ...
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Location of the setting file of indicator-multiload

Where the setting file of indicator-multiload exists? It is needed to backup and restore the preferences.
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Rygel showing deleted default folders

I have Rygel installed and configured on my home server, and have nothing in the default /user/Music;Videos;Pictures folders, so I would like to stop Rygel from searching and displaying them. I've ...
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Edit httpd.conf for restricting the user to access it from specific IP address

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS server. I want to restrict user from accessing a sub-domain. So I searched across web, so this link I found helpful but I can not access /etc/apache2/httpd.conf file as ...
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Unity launcher: combine click and modifier key (Shift, Alt, Ctrl, …)

In Unity launcher (icons on left side), is it possible to configure a .desktop file to, for instance, run something else if Control is pressed. For instance, Gimp below The file gimp.desktop in ...
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Dealing with php extensions - nginx and php-fpm

I had installed nginx php-fpm and mariadb, everything looks fine except I have some troubles with 2 extensions: php cannot find phalcon a web framework and json. so i tried to locate those: locate ...
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How to reset Ubuntu 14.04 completely

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 (dual boot - along with Windows 7) and I'm new to it. I needed to install Apache, MySQL and PHP as a part of my work. I installed each of those 3 packages separately using the ...
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Recursivly resolve aliases for tor hidden service with ssh

I run a couple of raspberry pis with hidden services on it (for remote access via SSH). I used to use a .ssh/config to get nice aliases for the hidden services. Something like: Host *.onion ...
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How to change the year to 2558?

I am a Buddhist, and if I cannot have a Buddhist calendar, I would at least like to have to Buddhist year, which is currently (in 2015) 2558. But due to the 2038 year problem, I'm not sure if I can do ...
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How to make 4 equally sized windows in corners of screen in GDM?

I recently saw this answer to a great question, and I wondered, is this also possible on Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and GDM, as well as on Compiz as the answer to that question shows? But the ...
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Default Sound configuration

On Ubuntu 15.10, why is the default input sound device an open microphone? The microphone should be used only when recording, not for general use. Is Ubuntu into the business of leaving open back ...
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How to change qTox's call ring?

When you are called on qTox you hear some sort of ring, is there any way to replace that ring with a custom one? So for instance I have an mp4 file which I would like it to play instead of the default ...
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Monitor Configuration

Upon booting, I get the following: Could not apply the stored configuration for monitors none of the selected modes were compatible with the possible modes: Trying modes for CRTC 63 CRTC 63: trying ...
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F.lux GUI doesn't open, unable the modify timezone/location

I installed F.Lux while living in Asia. It just asked about my timezone and it ran. It worked, but I had no access to the gui, which I guess was fine at the time. Now I'm back in Europe and this is ...
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configuration settings will not load

An error occurred while loading or saving configuration information for maximum.some of you configuration settings may not work properly. Help? I don't know what to do
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What does it mean to make Tox “portable”?

I have recently followed this guide and installed qTox, and I have noticed this section in the settings: So what does it mean to make Tox "portable", and why is this something potentially dangerous ...
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Will this custom PC configuration work on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

With the number of inconsistencies on what hardware works with various linux flavors, i wondered if anyone could tell me if this will work or not for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Motherboard: Asus M5A97 AM3+ AMD ...
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Changing target of Docker changes /media location

This is probably just a misunderstanding of how the file system in ubuntu 14.04 works. If I to an ls /media/guy -l then the output looks like: drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Apr 6 2015 ...
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Problem installing elementary desktop on Ubuntu

I was trying to install elementary desktop on Ubuntu but I get the following error: dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of libecore-dev: libecore-dev depends on libglib2.0-dev; however: ...
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How to disable Java in the browser for all users?

After reading this news I decided that I would disable Java in my browser, so I opened up the Java Control Panel and went to the Security tab: However after unticking Enable Java content in the ...
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What is the key combination to move an application to a different workspace in Lubuntu?

Is there a hot-key combination to move application between different workspaces in Lubuntu? I'm looking for a key combination similar to Ctlr-Alt-Shift (Ubuntu). I tried modifying the ...
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Web server woes - only display home page on all sites

I'm running Ubuntu server 15 and am migrating all my websites, a combo of Wordpress and drupal sites to the new server - from Ubuntu server 14. It's all working fine BUT I can only view the URLs eg. ...
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How to only allow certain apps to find your geographical location

Currently in the Privacy section of the Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 (GNOME 3.18) System Settings one can only seemingly activate and deactivate the Application Services option globally for all applications, so ...
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How to set order of screens for xmonad when navigating?

I have three hardware monitors, and currently when I use Alt + W, E, R, the focus switches from right, left, middle. This is a bit confusing, and I like to have the order to be W->left, E->middle, ...
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Where's the terminal setting which controls window open placement?

I'm using an ubuntu server with fluxbox. Windows are opening top left. Would like to switch to open center. Is there a configuration file for this setting? Where is this file on ubuntu server.