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Configure GSM connection using shell (nmcli)

I have a system without X display and I want to use nmcli to configure my usb cell modem. I can get the modem working using Ubuntu Desktops GSM-Wizard (X/GUI). But what is the console alternative on ...
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How to use a percentage character in the Exec line of a desktop entry file

How can I use a percentage character in the Exec line of a .desktop file? The following example does not execute. [Desktop Entry] Type=Application Terminal=false Icon=vinagre Name=RDP ...
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Terminal Opens to Home Directory

This may be solved by a simple navigation command, but all of a sudden my terminal opens to [username:/home/username] $ instead of the normal username@computername:$ is this a configuration error or ...
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Fluxbox aterm transparency

I set up a script that runs once fluxbox is started and it opens a terminal(aterm). This terminal is supposed to have a level of trasparency different than the others and it reamins in the ...
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Can't resize font with “ctrl [ shift ] +” and “ctrl [ shift ] - ” in wmii

In my company, I have a Ubuntu 14.04 installed in a virtualbox, I installed wmii on it, everything works fine. But at home, I'm using legitimate Ubuntu 13.10, and installed a wmii on it. The font ...
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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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SSH Stopped working

I restarted my computer, and now I can't connect to it through ssh on my remote machine. I can connect to it through the host machine, but that's it. It says ssh is running, but I can't connect from ...
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How to add the folder path to ftp user [closed]

I have 2 questions: How to add the folder path to ftp user? How to create a FTP site in Ubuntu?
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Some fast way to save and restore tabs of Terminal?

I have a Terminal window with a dozen named tabs open. I would like to save the current configuration and have it restored with names and directories. Is there a way to do this?
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Term for “Modified (by you or by a script) since installation.” dialogue?

Sometimes I see the following dialog. Configuration file `/etc/...' ==> Modified (by you or by a script) since installation. ==> Package distributor has shipped an updated version. What ...
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Gnome Terminal hotkey change globally via cli

Gnome Terminal has an option to turn off F10 and menu access hotkeys. I've also found out that this option can also be adjusted at /apps/gnome-terminal/global/use_menu_accelerators and ...
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“run in terminal” option in nautilus actions configuration tool doesn't work

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and Nautilus Actions Configuration Tool 3.1.4. When ever I select the option 'run in terminal' in execution tab...it doesn't work. The comand i'm running shows a progress bar ...
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Prepend current git branch in terminal

How can I configure the terminal to display the current git branch? I'd like to see the second line rather than the first: andy@bob:~/my_projects/project_x$ (master)~/my_projects/project_x$ I ...
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How to change wlan0's channel

When setting the channel to wlan0, I get an error: SET failed on device wlan0 ; Device or resource busy. I tried to shutdown wlan0 by: sudo ifconfig wlan0 down and wlan0 did not appear in the ...
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2answers
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Run shell script on every new shell

I want to run a shell script (define some environment variables) at the start of every new shell (globally, not for several users). So I placed my script into the directory /etc/profile.d/, but that ...
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Where is .bashrc?

I feel stupid asking, but I can't seem to find the answer to this anywhere. I'm trying to follow these instructions to edit my bash prompt, but there is no .bashrc in either my user directory ...
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Enable/Disable Passwordless Login/Autologin Via GUI/Command Line

Before I ask the question, would someone please help stipulate the Ubuntu definition for these two seemingly identical but different terms (I've given drafts.): Autologin - When you power up the ...
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1answer
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atd load and interval configuration

I've been using at -q b now and batch commands recently for a project of mine. The problem is that no matter how I modify the conf file it will not take my changes into account. The exec line in ...
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2answers
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Configuring bind9 views so I can have DNS services?

I want to configure bind9 using the Ubuntu terminal to have the DNS resolve a local name, not a domain name. For example, if I type in Nicole it will resolve my IP address in a local network fashion. ...
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How to modify configuration file from command line?

For example, I often need to login to a new virtual machine just to open "/etc/ssh/sshd_config" and set "PasswordAuthentication" option to "no". In this way, I can not automate this process. How to ...
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Where can I set the default terminal emulator? [duplicate]

GNOME Terminal shows up in several places: launchers which start terminal commands the Launch Terminal keyboard shortcut the menu items added by nautilus-open-terminal Does each of these ...
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2answers
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paste selected text: switch right and middle click

Is there a way of choosing between right and middle click for pasting? There are ways of for disabling it, I want to change the behaviour How do I disable middle mouse button click paste?
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3answers
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Can I configure a transparent terminal over my wallpaper?

Can I make a transparent terminal wallpaper on my desktop? I've done this in the past but can't remember what I did.
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1answer
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How should I specify command-line arguments for atd?

The manual for atd describes the command-line option: -b Specify the minimum interval in seconds between the start of two batch jobs (60 default). How can I permanently set this option so ...
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2answers
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How should I specify command-line arguments for MongoDB?

MongoDB has instructed me to change its command-line arguments: REST is not enabled. use --rest to turn on. but this is all I know how to do: sudo service mongodb start Where should I apply ...
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1answer
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How can I restore my computer to factory default using the command line? [closed]

How can I use the command line to restore my computer to factory settings?
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4answers
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How to switch the editor in mc (midnight commander) from nano to mcedit?

Using ubuntu 10.10 the editor in mc (midnight commander) is nano. How can i switch to the internal mc editor (mcedit)?
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3answers
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How to set the Default Browser from the Command Line?

Tried to set the default browser using the GUI tools but this didn't work overall. Is there a way to configure the system wide default browser from command line?
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3answers
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Replacing vi by vim

In my college our Admin has replaced vi by vim. So how do I replace vi by vim so that, when I type vi in terminal, then vim should get opened. I know doing so is silly, but I am asking it just out ...