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SSH user client config with host wildcards

I have this in my ~/.ssh/config file: Host jupiter HostName jupiter.engin.x.edu User rob Host *.engin.x.edu User bladex Local user is 'rob' and I want to use the username 'bladex' for every ...
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Linux Container Creation

I am new to linux containers and when I create a linux container with the help of the command lxc-create, it comes up with the following error : configuration path /var/lib/lxc not found The command ...
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How to re-read pulseaudio client configuration without rebooting?

I use to modify from time to time the configuration of /etc/pulseaudio/client.conf for commmenting or not that option: default-server = 192.168.0.10 That server is another Ubuntu and is connected to ...
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How to mark some file in debian package as config?

I want to make my own Debian package, which contains some default config file. I don't want this file to be rewritten after update with dpkg -i. What are the ways to solve my problem?
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How do I fix the configuration for monitors?

I'm new to Ubuntu and I've been using it for about 2 weeks now and I have the following problem: I installed the NVidia driver version 331.38. Then I restarted the computer and after I logged-in a ...
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What types are allows in config.yaml in juju charms?

The "config.yaml" settings inside juju charms contain a type - e.g.: pip_no_index: default: False type: boolean description: "Prevent pip connecting to Python Package Index to download ...
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Automated installation of “ubuntu-12.04.1-server-amd64”

The physical server contains two HDD, and Raid1 mirror relation has been established between them as shown in attachment. In ks.cfg , the information related to partitioning as as follow: #Partition ...
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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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What order are config files loaded under linux when there are multiple sources?

I understand the main principle that local configuration files precede global /etc/ configuration files. What I really need though is some more detail on this because sometimes it's not obvious. The ...
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recompiling ubuntu problem

I want to use fault_injection framework. When I use this script: ./failcmd.sh it show this error: failslab not available So I want to enable fault_injection with menuconfig After change ...
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SSH Login Display

So I enabled the banner which displays a nice ascii art text for me. Once I enter my password, some system stats come up, my last login info, and this is where the server tells me if there are ...
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Recommended Ubuntu version [duplicate]

I need compatible Ubuntu version no. to install on the following configuration CPU P4- 512MB RAM 300 MHZ CLOCK FREQU
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Display configuration

I am SSH into a virtual ubuntu proxy server and would like to capture the configuration like I do for Cisco gear using show run. If I can just get it to display I can capture it through like Putty. ...
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apache not including site config

I have added a config file to my /etc/apache2/sites-available and added a link to /etc/apache2/sites-enabled. Yet if I restart my server and check with apache2ctl -S, I only get the virtualhost from ...
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Byobu screen default for all users

I have installed byobu in my ubuntu 12.04 server installation and set as backend to use screen. What i am trying to do without success is to have all users on my system to use byobu having also ...
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Screen,graphics card and input seeting problem

I am new to Linux. Today I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop, which is Acer Aspire E1 572G. After installing I am getting this pop-up every single time when I start my laptop. ""Your ...
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Ubuntu won't finish booting

So I have a Windows 8 PC that also can run Ubuntu (my computer is a Dell Inspiron) but every time I try to run Ubuntu it takes about 2 minutes and then shuts off my computer. I don't understand why. ...
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Delete user changes after the end of a session

In my university's labs (running ubuntu 14.04) I have noticed that some people like to make quite a lot of changes - visual and config. I personally think that everyone should be able to work with a ...
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Unable to change almost any configuration from my desktop

first, apologies for my english. Well, my problem is that if I can't change any configuration. some examples: 1-can't unlock any apps from the Launcher. 2-can't disable online searchs on the Dash. ...
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Set nginx configuration file to different location

I'm trying to keep all my server code/configuration files in one place. I tried nginx -c /var/www/nginx.conf but received the following error: nginx: [emerg] open() "/var/www/mime.types" failed (2: ...
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Change gnome-screenshot auto-save-directory in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

Configuring with dconf or gconf as suggested in this post worded on Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 (I tried and succeeded). But does NOT work on Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. How to change auto-save-directory of ...
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How can I redirect *.localhost to 127.0.0.1 in Ubuntu 14.04?

I used to be able to make foo.localhost, bar.localhost, etc. resolve to 127.0.0.1 by adding address=/localhost/127.0.0.1 to /etc/dnsmasq.conf But dnsmasq.conf doesn't exist in Ubuntu 14.04, and ...
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Macbook Air - how to install a dual bootable Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

On my Macbook Air 10.9.2 without crashing the current setup, how can i install as dual boot: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ? (can anyone please advise some step by step please)
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installed LetoDMS how do I change the data storage to a designated hard drive?

I installed LetoDMS from the Ubuntu software center on a 14.04 ubuntu desktop. everything seems to go okay but I can't figure out how to change the document storage to a specific drive that I set ...
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How do I set a password for root and skip creating an additional user during Ubuntu 14.04 Server installation?

It appears that Ubuntu 14.04 Server disabled the root account during installation (by not setting its password). I have been unable to find any way to set the password for the root user during the ...
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Cannot compile tarball

I have a tarball, gimp-2.6.6.tar.bz2, and I extracted it to /usr/local/src/gimp-2.6.6 then did cd /usr/local/src/gimp-2.6.6 Next I did ./configure It put all that stuff into terminal, ...
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Is there a GUI for configuring the Radeon Open Source Drivers and Mesa 3D similar to Catalyst Control Center?

Is it possible to change the settings of the radeon open source drivers and Mesa 3D graphics library? I am thinking of something similar to Catalyst Control Center that would allow me to control ...
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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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uninstalled libgconf2-4 by mistake now i cant reinstall it, need help [duplicate]

You might want to run apt-get -f install to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: aisleriot : Depends: libgconf-2-4 (>= 2.31.1) but it is not going to be installed ...
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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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Synaptics touchpad synclient TapButton2 option

I have a problem with my touchpad configuration. I would like to change the two-finger behaviour to middle button click, instead of right button. So I type in the console: synclient TapButton2=2 ...
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Where are the mouse button settings in Ubuntu 14.04?

I had my Evoluent VerticalMouse set up to work using HAL FDI files in Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 and before. However, these no longer are respected by Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 so what configuration files are being ...
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Who reads `/etc/default/keyboard`?

And I do not care about the console here (I care about X11)... I see in /var/log/Xorg.0.log that my X-server picks up xkb_rules evdev from somewhere I can’t find. It also seems to take xkb_model and ...
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Can't find .config folder in Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm reading instruction to move files into .config folder tree specifically ~/.config/geany/filedefs/, but can't find it in Ubuntu 14.04.
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What's the correct MAAS DHCP configuration?

I've set up a MAAS controller by following this documentation: http://maas.ubuntu.com/docs1.4/cluster-configuration.html However, when I got to the DHCP configurations I was a little puzzled. The ...
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How to add Active Directory users as sudoers

I'm following this article. What I've done: I can connect to Active Directory I can login to the Active Directory Now what I'm looking for is a way to make any active directory user a sudoer. I'm ...
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How to setup network configuration for static ip address in Virtualbox?

My isp has a static ip address. Therefore, whenever I use the guest machine in VirtualBox, I have to set the network to NAT. All other VM's get the same ip address; if I set network to bridged, I am ...
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Grub Customizer Submenu Not Working

To begin I will confess that I am relatively new to Ubuntu, so much of this is a learning experience for me but a learning experience I am open to nonetheless. My problem largely is that when ...
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Origin of environment variables in scripts under /etc/network/if-*.d

I'd like to pass some configuration options to the script /etc/network/if-pre-up.d/ethtool, which looks like this on my system: #!/bin/sh ETHTOOL=/sbin/ethtool test -x $ETHTOOL || exit 0 [ ...
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autogen.sh not found for webkit

I'm trying to install Webkit in ubuntu 12.04 following this instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WebKit When I get to this instruction: ./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr I got an error ...
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How to configure a lan connection for to computers in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am a student and I really need this for a project. I need to know how can I configure a LAN connection in ubuntu . where should I start from? which commands should be used in terminal?
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Is there a database with all default configuration files for each release?

I would like to see each configuration file in /etc for all packages, so I can compare the default configuration of one Ubuntu release with the next one. I need this to find a solution for the ...
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SSH keys: How to start from scratch without reinstalling anything

I already have SSH functioning well with my server, to achieve this I have made edits to sshd_config and imported keys to my server. I am now planning to rejig my security, and would like 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 [duplicate]

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 ...