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syncookies disabled despite setting in sysctl.conf

Using Ubuntu 14.04.4 with Unity desktop. I've tried setting net.ipv4.tcp_syncookies=1 in /etc/sysctl.conf, but after booting it is set to 0 (checked using cat /proc/net/ipv4/tcp_syncookies). What is ...
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What does the 'hide-identity' gsetting do?

On Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 I have just noticed that there is a hide-identity gsetting: I have read its description, but what exactly would be the difference if I turned it on? What ...
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How to alter touchpad settings on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04?

After upgrading to Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 I have found that if I tap my touchpad it clicks which is something I do not want due to a faulty touchpad, previously I was able to disable this ...
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How do I add the “atkbd.reset i8042.nomux” parameters to rEFInd?

I have a Toshiba Satellite, which has a bug where, after waking from suspend, both keyboard and the touchpad (edit: this only happens sometimes) don't work. This can be fixed by editing ...
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How to configure GnuPG's S.gpg-agent socket location?

GnuPG places its socket S.gpg-agent at ~/.gnupg/S.gpg-agent by default. I didn't find any way to configure the location of this socket nor seems there to be a manpage of gpg.conf. Background: I want ...
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How to get GRUB options selection on startup?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and in the past at random seemingly there was a period in which when starting up my computer I would get the GRUB options which would allow me to choose ...
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How to disable cache in Firefox?

From this answer I learned previously how to disable the Firefox cache completely, however I have found that in the latest version (don't know when this change was made, but I think rather recently) ...
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apache2.conf glob of sites-enabled doesn't work

I am running Apache/2.4.7 (Ubuntu) and have come across a strange bug. In apache2.conf if I leave the following alone then my virtualhost returns a 404. IncludeOptional sites-enabled/*.conf If I ...
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cmake posts an error when called from openhantek-untagged-de67b19b854308c333b9/build

I have successfully installed cmake version 3.2.2 in order to build and install openhantek-untagged-de67b19b854308c333b9, from the build directory I made cmake ../ and got this message: *-- Found ...
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Bridge/networking/LXD/emby server configuration trouble

It is not exactly clear to me how to google this question, so please forgive me if this is answered before or related to something else answered before. The symptoms: On boot there is no Internet ...
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MTR installation and configuration file

I apologise in advance as this is probably lack of knowledge on my part. But for the life of me and even consulting the all knowing google and man pages / help pages. I can find out where MTR is ...
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Ubuntu Touch how to edit .config files

Trying to edit .config files on BQ tablet but no app associated with this file type and gedit can't find them directly. Have tried sudo gedit .config but no luck no 'gedit command not found'. Does ...
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reboot problem, though with shutdown and bootup no problem?

A small but weird problem, when I select reboot (restart) I get "no configuration file found ..." before grub ... BUT, if I shut down and startup after ... No Problems, why for goodness sake, ...
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WARNING:root:could not open file '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/select-editr.list' on Ubuntu 16.04

The first time I ran sudo apt edit-sources it prompted me to choose an editor, I pressed Ctrl+c and tried to rerun. Now whenever I run a command that doesn't exist I get this error message: ~ $ a ...
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Ubuntu gnome 2016 version config files

I designed my desktop on Ubuntu Gnome 2016 version, changed themes, startup applications, icons pack, docky configuration and etc. But when I created a new user, I noticed that the settings were ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 install freezes at hardware configuration on HP Pavillion DV8125nr

I've tried many different routes to install by DVD but each and every time the farthest the install gets is to the hardware configuration phase at about 80-90% completion. I've checked all the usual ...
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Apache2.4 PHP 5.6 Ubuntu 15.10 No Input File Specified

I am running a VPS with Ubuntu 15.10 using Apache 2.4 as my web server and I am kind of new to servers and stuff but I am currently creating an API. I first did this on my localhost. This worked ...
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How to set 6 workspaces in Ubuntu MATE 16.04 - Using Compiz

I want to set a desired number of workspaces in Ubuntu MATE 16.04, please help.
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Unable to view search results in the Activities Overview for locations I have previously disabled but now re-enabled in the settings

I just went into Settings > Search > Search Locations, disabled the search results for my home directory and then re-enabled them with the little slider next to the item. However even after ...
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App to adjust gamma in ubuntu 16.04

Is there an app that can adjust gamma/brightness/contrast for ubuntu 16.04? xgamma doesn't have any effect. Thank you Edits *-display:0 description: VGA compatible controller ...
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Explanation of config files in Ubuntu?

Is there any nice site where the meaning and uses of different configuration files in Ubuntu is explained? Like for example the files in /etc/default directory.
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configuring multiple secure sites in one config? (server)

im trying to list port 80 redirects along with the 443 stuff so all my subdomains are secure and if you go to any of them they auto redirect you to https this is my conf. <VirtualHost *:80> ...
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Mongod service doesn't start with enableEncryption: true option in mongod.conf

According to «Configuration File Options» manual, the MongoDB security options have a boolean parameter enableEncryption. I paid attention that the service mongod of MongoDB 3.2.4 is failed to start ...
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VSFTPD Ubuntu Server 15.04 Configuration

I want to be able to have a VSFTPD server running on my Ubuntu Server, but I lack the knowledge to know what configuration I need for my requirements. I need it to be set up so I can: Access FTP ...
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Ubuntu ffmpeg command -i not found

I'm a beginner with Ubuntu and I need to setup a streaming server for my company, I've installed NGINX and FFMPEG, but when I call ffmpeg -i in the ~/ffmpeg/ffmpeg directory it returns an error ...
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Where does tracker-preferences store the configuration data?

I am using tracker and I am using tracker-preferences to configure which directories it should index etc. However I see strange behaviour so I would like to look at the actual configuration file or ...
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How to stop OSSEC HIDS sending me level 2 alerts?

I have OSSEC HIDS (2.8.3) installed (I have it set up as a local installation) and setup so that it sends me email alerts for the various alert levels. The only problem is with level 2 alerts which ...
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After installing i3 I now have the i3 notification theme on unity. How can I change it back?

I installed i3 alongside unity but now I see the i3 notification box while on unity. How can I change this back to the unity one without removing i3? The other solutions to this problem seem to be ...
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How do I enable serial ports on BeagleBone Black?

I'm running Snappy on a BBB. I want to enable a couple of the available serial ports, but I don't know how to do that on Snappy. Any help would be appreciated. Doug
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What directory should Ubuntu touch apps write to

What directory should Ubuntu touch apps write to. Is there a Qt or QML method for getting this directory?
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Fcitx “Extra key for trigger input method” changes back to default after restart

Using Ubuntu 15.10. Configuring input using the 'Input Method Configuration' screen. Whenever I change "Extra key for trigger input method" it works for only that session. Once I restart the computer ...
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How do I connect open VPN Ubuntu server with a windows client?

I have configured an OpenVPN server on my Ubuntu machine with the help of this link https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/openvpn.html. I can connect my Open VPN server with Ubuntu client. Now I ...
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How to limit network-manager to a single interface?

Is it possible to give network-manager control over single interface only? Such that further added devices are not controlled by nm by default. I would like to assign it to a specific wireless ...
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Keyboard problem, strange functioning

I've looked almost everywhere and I can't find a solution. I have a Hp Pavilion 15 Ubuntu 14.04.4 installed, the thins is I was writing a text document when suddenly s key started working as F5. Then ...
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Samba server do my login credential have to be identical to windows username

Title says it all but is it like windows username = test123 so samba user has to be test123 too or is there way to change this? so i could be logged in windows with test1 and login to sambe using ...
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How to change the CPU escalator configuration that Ubuntu has originally

I don't want a command line solution that includes installing anything at all. Ubuntu configures the CPU governor in a configuration file AFAIK. I want to locate and change the file correctly. I ...
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Issues with disabling iPv6 on Ubuntu 14.0.4

To disable iPv6 on Ubuntu 14.0.4 (LTS) I added these lines in sysctl.conf file: net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 1 net.ipv6.conf.default.disable_ipv6 = 1 net.ipv6.conf.lo.disable_ipv6 = 1 Since I ...
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Ubuntu Install/Configuration/Other Info

I am looking to install Ubuntu on my Alienware 14 (late 2013 model) laptop. Is there any certain drivers I need to download prior to installation and can you guide me to which ones please? This is ...
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Is there any tools like pfsense for setting up internet usage limit

My internet connection is limited to 150gb per month so I need to limit user's internet usage to 1gb or something like that.
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Kate and Emacs are running at startup and I can't find what's running them

I've looked at startkde, .bashrc, and system settings>workspace>startup...>autostart, where else should I look? Kubuntu 15.10, Plasma 5.4.2
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Doveconf -n not empty after fresh install - how to update the default, if possible?

After a fresh install of dovecot in Ubuntu 15.10, which was done after having purged the old conf, I still have a non empty doveconf -n output, but the man says that it should only output what is ...
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How to set the console font size? [duplicate]

If I enter the command ctrl-alt-f1 The first console is displayed. The default font of this is way to small and I want to reset it. On other Linux and Unix like systems I can easily do this ...
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Accidently changed grub configuration

To fixing mouse scrolling problem i was following some instruction from -http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1750708 I opened grub configuration file using sudo nano /etc/default/grub command ...
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cgconfig.conf file is missing

I installed cgroup on my ubuntu (13.9.0) using this command: apt-get install cgroup-bin However, cgconfig.conf file has not been created in /etc and not anywhere else. Did I miss anything?
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What are the different “Click Methods” available through the gnome-tweak-tool?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18, and I have recently noticed that there is a Click Methods pull-down menu in the gnome-tweak-tool's Keyboard and Mouse section: Here are the options ...
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How to remove configuration key in `dpkg' configuration files

I am seeing this when I open the terminal. Unknown configuration key `foreign-architecture' found in your `dpkg' configuration files. This warning will become a hard error at a later date, so please ...
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How to enable dpkg on 64-bit to install 32-bit packages? [duplicate]

I want to install software designed for 32-bit computers, however I am currently running a 64-bit one and am not sure if dpkg supports 32-bit packages, so how can I check if it does? And make it ...
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Ubuntu upstart job for Redis server

I have written an upstart job for start/stop redis server. my ubuntu user is amila. Below is the .conf file code. I can start the redis server but cannot stop the server. when I , ps -ef | grep redis, ...
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Permisson denied error masssage conf file [duplicate]

I can't change the .conf files. The error massage Permisson denied. How can i fix this? please help me. Thanks.
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Number of ssh connecetions used by sshfs

I've mounted a server using sshfs (used to mount a remote file system to a local folder). Everything works pretty fine at the first glance. I recognized that the connection breaks if multiple ...