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Raspbian directories?

I installed vpnc on raspbian and when i tried to go to the /etc (where the vpnc config file should be) it says no such directory, iam sure by now because this is raspbian os , does anyone know how to ...
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How to start tomcat7 when catalina.sh does not work?

I installed tomcat7 via the command sudo apt-get install tomcat7, now I went to /usr/share/tomcat7/bin and inputted catalina.sh but the following error occured Cannot find ...
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How can I store printers locally?

I usually upgrade to a new version of Ubuntu by making a clean install. I do use a separate /home partition, so most of my application settings stay in place. One thing that bothers me though, is ...
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Ubuntu installation with disk partition

I am new to Ubuntu, so please guide me on how the partition of a 500 GB HDD has to be made. If I go to the two partitions, then ask no root file mounted, then the installation does not continue. ...
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update-grub Not Respecting Preferences from /etc/default/grub

Following the advice from an answer to How do I remove or hide old kernel versions to clean up the boot menu or free space?, I found myself having to put up with the GRUB boot menu every time I ...
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Make Ubuntu acknowledge that a custom built version of PHP is installed

I'm trying to install PHP from source code on my Ubuntu 12.04 VPS. I'm using these parameters in the configure command: --enable-intl --with-openssl --without-pear --with-gd --with-jpeg-dir=/usr ...
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changes in etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf get ignored

Im wanting to never use a specified DNS Server so I tried using reject ip address as suggested here to my question: How to make Ubuntu never use specified DNS server? (DNSLeak issues) but setting ...
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Using Home Directory Variable in Config file

I am editing a config file where I need to specify the full path of a file. However rather than using /home/user/blafile I would like to use something similar to ~/blafile where ~ is understood by ...
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Shellinabox with Apache

I want to run Shellinabox on the same port 80(/443) as my Apache server. I was following this tutorial. But I can't get it to work... When I go to http://ip/shell it doesn't work. But when I go ...
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Surfraw configuration files missing

I recently installed surfraw on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS surfraw documentation and web help suggests that these two configuration files should be present: /etc/surfraw.conf ~/.surfraw.conf But neither ...
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How can i determine where grub is loading its config

I have installed ubuntu on a touch laptop, its 64bit os with 32bit efi its working fine but I have to manually load grub. currently I type: set root=(hd0,gpt1) configfile /efi/ubuntu/grub.cfg This ...
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Samba Clients set up

OK, I've learned how to use nano to edit smb.conf file with some limited success. How do I set up each client machine to use Samba? Does the workgroup definition in the config file refer to the same ...
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Parse cisco asa config

Has anybody come across a utility or devised a procedure to identify redundant objects etc within asa config (cisco asa 5520) or any firewall. I am currently searching via notepad ++ for objects to ...
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confguration incorrect while trying to install ubuntu

I am trying to run ubuntu 12.04LTS off of a pc I found off the side of the road pentium 4 3.00ghz 512mb ram 128mb gpu 20gb hdd Problem is when I place my cd inside and press f11 to access boot menu, ...
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sound configuration gets lost after reboot

when you click the sound icon at the top right corner in ubuntu 12.04 it shows some options, I clicked the last one, "sound settings", then on the new window I increase the "output volume", more than ...
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Samsung ssd 840 pro configuration?

I am about to buy an SSD 840 pro from Samsung and I read I needed to do some configuration on ubuntu in order to not reduce its life, and get the optimal performances. What I wanna know is what I need ...
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I don't seem to have iwlconfig on my kernel

I recently compiled a Linux 3.0 Kernel from the latest stable Ubuntu release (Kernel 3.2.0 I believe) following all the steps you can see in this page: ...
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how to put system tools into gnome3 panel

I'm sure it has been asked before, but I cannot find the solution. I started using Gnome3, and everything is great. But, system tools has been put in Applications. I want System to be a top level ...
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How can I reset Terminology settings if the terminal is inaccesable?

I’m on Ubuntu 12.04 running GTK 2.x+ I was experimenting with new terminals and messed up terminology, I tried to do sudo apt-get autoremove terminology thinking that would remove the program and ...
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I dont want to restart ffserver after adding few texts to ffserver.conf and saving it…is there any solution ?

whenever i add few lines to ffserver.conf file i need to restart ffserver in order for ffserver to work again (as ffserver need ffserver.conf file) . if i dont restart ffserver, i get input/output ...
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Error writing /etc/nginx/nginx.conf: No such file or directory

I just installed Nginx in ubuntu 12.04 then I want to configure it but I'm having a problem saving it. When I hit save, it says: Error writing /etc/nginx/nginx.conf: No such file or directory . How ...
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Why does gearman-job-server not accept connections when running as a service?

On Ubuntu 12.04, If I run sudo gearmand -d, the manager will accept jobs from remote machines. However, if I run sudo service start gearman-job-server (after killing gearmand), remote connections are ...
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ISC-DHCP-SERVER (primary/secondary) - Can Load Balancing Be Disabled?

When I was hired at my company, I quickly determined that one of my highest priority projects would be to improve our ancient DNS/DHCP setup. It was running on an Ubuntu-based workstation-grade server ...
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How can I have multiple apache sites under the same domain?

I have a single IP that is external - say xx.xx.xx.xx. Currently, I have 2 urls that resolve to the IP address. I use virtual hosts within Apache to make sure that the right requests go to the site: ...
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Remove config files of any package

How would I remove the config files of any package, or do apt-get purge and re-install it without removing any of its dependencies? Thanks!
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What modules do I need to run perl CGI with apache?

I have some CGI script using perl and I would like to make them work on Apache. I have the following installed : $ dpkg -l | grep perl | grep apach ii libapache-session-perl 1.90-1 ...
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How to disable USB storage device support

I want to disable a particular USB storage device (a sandisk flash drive). I read somewhere that you can use the .config file. How do i use it to disable that?
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Is this a correct way to enable htaccess in Apache 2.4.7 on Ubuntu 12.04

In almost every solution of "How to activate htaccess", they say that the /etc/apache2/sites-available/default file needs to be edited. But there isn't such file in Apache 2.4.7 I read somewhere ...
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Where to find a kingston pen drive in .config file

I was checking the .config file in the /usr/src/linux folder. 1.I was searching the name for my USB flash drive I couldn't find. By what name will it be there? 2.What happens if I copy the .config ...
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Redirect user to a sub folder after logging in FTP

I want to redirect user after SFTP log in to public_html folder. I have tried this script in vsftpd.conf user_sub_token=$USER local_root=/home/$USER/public_html listen=YES This does not work does ...
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installed programs not displayed on desktop

Ubuntu installs certain software. Any other programs are not displayed on the desktop. How can I place them on desktop to use?
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Apparmor and Ecrypfs trouble with encrypted ~/Private directory

In my system I made an encrypted ~/Private directory by ecryptfs-utils package. It works good, but I have a problem with apparmor. Into the Private folder I moved some home directories, like .local, ...
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How to put exceptions in Ubuntu One synchronization [duplicate]

I am currently synchronizing a folder but inside it there is types of file I would like not to synchronize : like *.bak, *.tns ... How can I put exceptions the same way subversion does it ? Is there a ...
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Is there a way to change the application icon theme?

It is relatively simple to change the overhead statusbar icon theme; I know how to do this. How can I change the icon theme used in many of the Ubuntu applications' controls to something less ...
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404 in tomcat7 after installed

After tomcat is installed and startup.sh is run, $ sudo ./bin/startup.sh Using CATALINA_BASE: /home/cathay/Work/apache-tomcat-7.0.42 Using CATALINA_HOME: /home/cathay/Work/apache-tomcat-7.0.42 ...
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Nvidia configuration file

i'm tring to configure Nvidia powermizer using the xorg.conf. but that made applications crash so does Nvidia use the xorg.conf or it uses another file ?
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Configuring SAMBA shares for multiple users

First of all, I apologize if this is a duplicate, but I've been having serious issues both figuring out and also finding a resolution to my situation on any threads on multiple sites for days now. I ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 (Parallels VM) - Could Not Apply the Stored Configuration for Monitors

Ubuntu 13.10 - could not apply the stored configuration for monitors So I'm essentially having the same problem as the thread linked above. However, because I don't have enough "rep", I have to start ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - driver for Dymo labelwriter 450 fastest printer

I have this super fast label writer printer which works perfect in Windows 7 but i need to use it in Ubuntu 13.10 because my Python software is only Ubuntu 13.10 compatible. But when i do printing it ...
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Troubleshooting blank LD_LIBRARY_PATH [duplicate]

Today I installed Acrobat Reader from the website, but it fails to run. When I try to run it from the command line, I get: jdibling@hurricane /opt/Adobe/Reader9/bin $ ./acroread ...
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libjpeg-turbo unrecognized option

I'm trying to compile libjpeg-turbo with hardware acceleration enabled. Whenever I run this ../configure CPPFLAGS=’-O3 -pipe -fPIC -mfpu=neon -mfloat-abi=hard’ it says configure: error: ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 can't access my primary user

I have both Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows XP running on my computer (Pentium IV 3.0 Ghz 2 GB RAM 300 GB HD). My Hard Disk has some weird problem where every since it 'breaks' up and i have to disconnect my ...
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Where is .xprofile in Ubuntu 13.10?

The question is in the title. I have seen a few articles and answers talking about configuring .xprofile, file that is supposed to be in my home directory. I have selected "show hidden files" but ...
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Samba configuration file.

I am trying to pre setup for a samba file share server but I need a smb.conf file so that I can do some of the preprogramming. Can someone get me a copy.
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How to customize the Ubuntu calendar background color?

How can I customize Ubuntu calendar colors? I would like to have current date color, yellow or orange, possibly without installing anything, just editing a configuration file, Any suggestions?
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How can I obtain the default configuration files of apache2?

I need to obtain the default configuration files of a fresh, vanilla apache2. Is there any way or place to obtain them? Any help is appreciated. Note: Other than the objective of this similar ...
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Messed up the default nginx page, under sites-available, how to restore it ? Or does someone have the deault page?

I am using a Ubuntu 12.04 server and normally worked only with apache2 , now I see that the nginx configuration is pretty the same but a little different in details. For that I want to see the default ...
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Why does my static IP address change itself every 24 hour period?

I'm using Ubuntu as a server running tomcat for a web application and my static IP changes every 24 hour period from xxx.xxx.xxx.100 to xxx.xxx.xxx.102 and because of that I have to restart my ...
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How to hide some icons in System Settings?

I installed programs to tweak Ubuntu settings. I found a blog that gave me good ideas, and also a good place to start. The problem is that these programs that I was installing in my computer to ...
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Is there a central configuration tool for ubuntu such as yast on opensuse?

In openSUSE there is a set up tool called YaST working on GUI and command line. Is there such tool for Ubuntu for instance on YaST one can configure samba and the services. Here is a picture for ...