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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 ...
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apt-get can't find openssh-server

I just received a dell with Ubuntu 14.04 preloaded, but I can't ssh in and I can't install openssh-server. I think apt-get is misconfigured, but I have no experience tweaking that. Maybe wrong ...
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GUI broken or renders improperly - Ubuntu

Simply, the GUI windows are breaking down. As you can see in the above image, the text in the launched windows is unreadable.There's also some black shade around the corners of the active window. ...
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Configuring Catfish 1.0.2

How can I change the default directory that Catfish starts its search in? I don’t want to have to click the drop down to change from /home – 99% of my searches are on a different drive. I’m using ...
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How to make the cursor have a trail on GNOME?

I remember that in Windows one had the capability to make one's cursor have a trail, and there was a slider to indicate how long this trail would be. I believe that there was also something similar in ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut of “Show location of pointer”?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and in the gnome-tweak-tool there is an option called Show location of pointer, which upon clicking CTRL makes a little circle thing come off like a ...
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sending trap continuesly

Is there a way to trigger a suitable trap continuesly while using the monitor directive of DisMan Monitoring and send it via trapsess? (e.g. Cpu,Memory rise above a certain treshold or hdd space is ...
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How can I query a rsyslog setting?

I am using rsyslog for program logging and system logging so I have unified log files. I'm having some messages dropping out and I'm not sure why, but I think it may be a configuration option set ...
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Are there any basic templating preprocessors that I can use for nginx configuration files?

I've been using nginx variables to simplify my templates for a few years now. It turns out this is apparently a "rather slow" way of doing things and that my static configuration should be static. ...
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Is there a config file for Cinnamon MENU. Need template

What I can do: a) I can find the .desktop files in /usr/share/applications. b) in the Cinnamon desktop, I can right-click menu button > configure > Open the menu editor. This latter mechanism (menu ...
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How can I configure this proxy that use a “script address” on Ubuntu 14.04?

I am not so into Linux and I have the following problem trying to set a proxy to go on Internet from the company network. Using Windows 8.1 I have this conffiguration. Going into the Network ---> ...
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converting usb_modeswitch command to /etc/usb_modeswitch.d entry

Another upgrade broke my modem yet again. Back in the day, before Ubuntu would ever begin to support it, I'd use a script that started with a line: usb_modeswitch -v 12d1 -p 14fe -V 12d1 -P 1506 -...
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Huion H610 hotkeys

Been fussing over this for awhile, but found my problem seems unique compared to others, so no instructions have been helpful. I purchased an H610 graphics tablet, running it on my Ubuntu 15.10 ...
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how to setup simple scan on a local USB brother printer

There are similar questions out there, no answers yet. I have found; Brother-L2540D: setup brscan4 for usb printer Brother DCP-7065DN, Ubuntu 14.04 64bit: Can print to network printer but cannot use ...
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how to setup pppoe on ubuntu through unity's network configuration

I am using ubuntu 15.10 and want to setup pppoe on it. I open the network configuration of unity. there is two options. one is wired and the other one is proxy. I press wired and click the plus button....
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How do I fully configure Cinnamon?

I've installed Cinnamon over LXDE in Ubuntu 15.10, and I removed everything LXDE-related. When the computer wakes from sleep (i.e, when I close and reopen the lid), I enter my password (into a non-...
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Linux / ubuntu knowledge [duplicate]

I'm quite new to linux. Fo few years hardly using linux (seen some distros). I have general knowledge about bash programming, administration. Lately have dived into Raspberry PI and Ubuntu based ...
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system-wide git settings

I would like to set git defaults for all users on my system. Where can I find the global system-wide configuration? There is no such file as /etc/gitconfig Thanks.
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Launch firefox in fullscreen mode on startup [duplicate]

I've created the "firefox.desktop" file at ~/.config/autostart to launch the firefox like other startup applications. I'd like it to be launched in full screen (for now, I have to press F11 manually ...
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What does it mean to restart your session?

I just went into the gnome-control-center > Region & Language and changed the Formats section to Russian Federation, however now it is tell me to restart the session: But what does this mean?...
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how to use ubuntu server 12.04 for hosting website without server

i have installed ubuntu server 12.04, but i don't have a router and the installation can not be proccessed without a router, because in newtwork is have choose briged connection. how can you install ...
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Change static IP other than editing /etc/network/interfaces file and network manager

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10. I installed Asterisk 11. During install one of the steps was to set static IP in /etc/network/interfaces. I did that and all is well. I've since been working away. Today I ...
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Configuring 000-default.conf to develop multiple sites at once

I'm trying to develop multiple Drupal-based websites on my local machine using Ubuntu 14.3. So I have to edit my 000-default.conf file of course. When I edit it like so I'm able to work successfully ...
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My application is not saving the configurations

So I moved from CentOS to Ubuntu 15.10 some hours back, And I am not able to install the applications properly. I installed Deluge and pycharm using app-get. The problem is every time I tried to ...
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How to make sure my computer clock is right and fix it if it is not? [duplicate]

I have recently noticed that the time on my computer isn't the same as on the others in my household, and I'm not sure if it's just them, or whether my machine has actually got the wrong time... So I ...
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How to activate keybindings for GTKInspector?

I want to get involved with developing GNOME, and in their newcomers guide it told me about GTKInspector and it says: To enable the debugger, either start your app with GTK_DEBUG=interactive in ...
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FTP works from command line but not from “Connect to Server” GUI (vsftp)

I have vsftpd installed on my Ubuntu server. Here is my config: # Example config file /etc/vsftpd.conf # # The default compiled in settings are fairly paranoid. This sample file # loosens things up a ...
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Location of the setting file of indicator-multiload

Where the setting file of indicator-multiload exists? It is needed to backup and restore the preferences.
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Rygel showing deleted default folders

I have Rygel installed and configured on my home server, and have nothing in the default /user/Music;Videos;Pictures folders, so I would like to stop Rygel from searching and displaying them. I've ...
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Edit httpd.conf for restricting the user to access it from specific IP address

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS server. I want to restrict user from accessing a sub-domain. So I searched across web, so this link I found helpful but I can not access /etc/apache2/httpd.conf file as ...
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Unity launcher: combine click and modifier key (Shift, Alt, Ctrl, …)

In Unity launcher (icons on left side), is it possible to configure a .desktop file to, for instance, run something else if Control is pressed. For instance, Gimp below The file gimp.desktop in /...
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Dealing with php extensions - nginx and php-fpm

I had installed nginx php-fpm and mariadb, everything looks fine except I have some troubles with 2 extensions: php cannot find phalcon a web framework and json. so i tried to locate those: locate ...
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How to reset Ubuntu 14.04 completely

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 (dual boot - along with Windows 7) and I'm new to it. I needed to install Apache, MySQL and PHP as a part of my work. I installed each of those 3 packages separately using the ...
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Recursivly resolve aliases for tor hidden service with ssh

I run a couple of raspberry pis with hidden services on it (for remote access via SSH). I used to use a .ssh/config to get nice aliases for the hidden services. Something like: Host *.onion ...
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How to change the year to 2558?

I am a Buddhist, and if I cannot have a Buddhist calendar, I would at least like to have to Buddhist year, which is currently (in 2015) 2558. But due to the 2038 year problem, I'm not sure if I can do ...
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How to make 4 equally sized windows in corners of screen in GDM?

I recently saw this answer to a great question, and I wondered, is this also possible on Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and GDM, as well as on Compiz as the answer to that question shows? But the ...
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Default Sound configuration

On Ubuntu 15.10, why is the default input sound device an open microphone? The microphone should be used only when recording, not for general use. Is Ubuntu into the business of leaving open back ...