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How to set MTU for autoconfigured interfaces

I have a computer that may have multiple network devices, which are only in some cases available. Currently all network devices are configured completely automatically. Now I need to set the MTU for ...
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Append options to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT without modification on files

I want to add an option to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT without modifying any files on the system. The reason is that I want to apply it by installing a driver package, but currently I haven't found any ...
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Live USB boot failure: “No Default or UI configuration directive Found”

I'm new, so i beg your pardon from the outset. I've reviewed a few other people's questions who had the same problem. I'm an utter noob to linux and would love to give it a try. hence the bootable ...
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Starting a process (sudo start) on boot up

So once I log into my Ubuntu VM I launch my application by doing a sudo app Now I want my application to get started while booting. I tried it by creating an rc. script but nothing seems to work. ...
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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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Booting system without full network configuration, how to reverse?

Hi I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I have not been able to connect to the internet through a cable from the satellite. So I found the following advice: start the terminal and type gksu gedit ...
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How to change background color in grub

I use Ubuntu 12.04. I want to change grub's background color to black. I mean just background color, not background image. I can only find guides how to change the image. I tried some GUI software ...
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Start and stop parameters in init script

I have .conf a file in /etc/init/ with this code at the bottom: start on (started network-interface or started network-manager or started networking) stop on (stopping ...
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How can I manually save and restore configuration for ISO bootings?

From time to time I boot from ISO files saved in my hard disk. It boots and executes much faster than the live-cd. I would like to save a minimum configuration so that I don't have to configure it ...
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Not able to install Ubuntu on new system

I have here a system with Asrock Z77 Extrem 4 Intel 3570K Nvidia GTX 570 OCZ Vertex 2 SSD I burned the newest Ubuntu 12.10 x64 Image and started to boot from the cd. The menu is there, but after ...
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I boot my usb and the copyrights details show but I cannot go anywhere from there? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install Ubuntu from an USB drive / create a live USB-stick? How can I create a bootable USB disk from a CD image? I plug in my usb and turn my computer and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, why service procps start doesn't start procps?

I have been trying to get some settings in /etc/sysctl.conf to take effect upon rebooting. So, I did the following as the root user on this node running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit # service procps ...
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Having tried differen ways but none worked - How do I disable a service from auto-start at boot in Ubuntu?

This really doesn't make sense. I've been using many other distros and never had such difficulty managing autostart services. I found three ways of disabling autostart services, and none of them ...
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GRUB configuration not responding

Recently, I tried to reconfigure GRUB to boot kernel 3.2 instead of 3.4, but by booting, GRUB is not responding to any changes I make in the grub.cfg file. Editing /etc/default/grub and updating it ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 & Mac Os X - GRUB Rescue prompt SET commands made permanent?

I recently re-installed my Mac OS X partition. This somehow messed up my entire partition scheme it seems. First I got dropped to the Grub rescue> prompt when trying to boot Ubuntu. I had never ...
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Clone internal HDD to new SSD

I recently installed an SSD into my machine. The machine itself is a Lenovo thinkpad W520, and it previously had an internal HDD. I moved the internal HDD into an expansion bay (replacing the CD-ROM), ...
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what is proper formatting of xorg.conf file and what improper can do?

Basically the title explains it. I was editing the xorg.conf file to make use of a multitouch driver and everything was fine, but when i added a certain option Option "SwipeRightButton" "Mod4+Left" ...
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'waiting for network connection' error on boot

When I start my system, all the process is perfectly normal, until this message appears: 'waiting for network configuration' after that one there comes 'waiting up to 60 more seconds for network ...
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How do I fix boot problems that show error “battery state”?

I get an error where the monitor message says "Out of Range" (for installed Ubuntus while LIVE DVD =o.k.) and error "battery state" In addition and probably related to this: the error message ...
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How can I refresh/reinstall/clear/set-to-default my bootup process?

I'm currently having a problem with my bootup process that is growing progressively worse as time goes on: While booting, it does a few minutes of hard-drive reading. During that, instead of showing ...
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How to configure bootpd server?

How to configure bootpd server for a testing environment?
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What made “smbd” stop running on boot-up?

Recently I was faced with a weird problem on my samba server (Ubuntu 10.04 LTS am64) when all shares were "suddenly" inaccessible to the clients. Tracking down the error revealed that smbd was not ...
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How can I see what happens during the boot process?

On my machine booting takes more than a minute which is annoying when I see that Windows 7 boots in 20 seconds. Here is what I get when the machine is booting. How can I see what happens when ...