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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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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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Ubuntu installation with disk partition

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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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 ...
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Shellinabox with Apache

I want to run Shellinabox on the same port 80(/443) as my Apache server. I was following this tutorial. But I can't get it to work... When I go to http://ip/shell it doesn't work. But when I go ...
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How can i determine where grub is loading its config

I have installed ubuntu on a touch laptop, its 64bit os with 32bit efi its working fine but I have to manually load grub. currently I type: set root=(hd0,gpt1) configfile /efi/ubuntu/grub.cfg This ...
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I dont want to restart ffserver after adding few texts to ffserver.conf and saving it…is there any solution ?

whenever i add few lines to ffserver.conf file i need to restart ffserver in order for ffserver to work again (as ffserver need ffserver.conf file) . if i dont restart ffserver, i get input/output ...
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Error writing /etc/nginx/nginx.conf: No such file or directory

I just installed Nginx in ubuntu 12.04 then I want to configure it but I'm having a problem saving it. When I hit save, it says: Error writing /etc/nginx/nginx.conf: No such file or directory . How ...
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Why does gearman-job-server not accept connections when running as a service?

On Ubuntu 12.04, If I run sudo gearmand -d, the manager will accept jobs from remote machines. However, if I run sudo service start gearman-job-server (after killing gearmand), remote connections are ...
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ISC-DHCP-SERVER (primary/secondary) - Can Load Balancing Be Disabled?

When I was hired at my company, I quickly determined that one of my highest priority projects would be to improve our ancient DNS/DHCP setup. It was running on an Ubuntu-based workstation-grade server ...
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404 in tomcat7 after installed

After tomcat is installed and startup.sh is run, $ sudo ./bin/startup.sh Using CATALINA_BASE: /home/cathay/Work/apache-tomcat-7.0.42 Using CATALINA_HOME: /home/cathay/Work/apache-tomcat-7.0.42 ...
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Configuring SAMBA shares for multiple users

First of all, I apologize if this is a duplicate, but I've been having serious issues both figuring out and also finding a resolution to my situation on any threads on multiple sites for days now. I ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 (Parallels VM) - Could Not Apply the Stored Configuration for Monitors

Ubuntu 13.10 - could not apply the stored configuration for monitors So I'm essentially having the same problem as the thread linked above. However, because I don't have enough "rep", I have to start ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 can't access my primary user

I have both Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows XP running on my computer (Pentium IV 3.0 Ghz 2 GB RAM 300 GB HD). My Hard Disk has some weird problem where every since it 'breaks' up and i have to disconnect my ...
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Samba configuration file.

I am trying to pre setup for a samba file share server but I need a smb.conf file so that I can do some of the preprogramming. Can someone get me a copy.
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How to customize the Ubuntu calendar background color?

How can I customize Ubuntu calendar colors? I would like to have current date color, yellow or orange, possibly without installing anything, just editing a configuration file, Any suggestions?
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Messed up the default nginx page, under sites-available, how to restore it ? Or does someone have the deault page?

I am using a Ubuntu 12.04 server and normally worked only with apache2 , now I see that the nginx configuration is pretty the same but a little different in details. For that I want to see the default ...
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generic standardized configuration Files

why isn't a generic standardized configuration file format and location, that can improve end users usage and simplify development of GUI's for that purpose... Like in Os X? a Library folder with ...
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Set section config for clickpad on Thinkpad

I have a new E540 Thinkpad which has a clickpad with integrated buttons on the top. I have tried to enable these buttons and the middle mouse wheel simulation with a configuration file in the ...
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Migrating Ubuntu Server

Okay, so here is where I'm at: I had been using an old white MacBook as an Ubuntu server running the server edition of 13.04 amd64+mac. I have everything configured exactly as I want it (SSH, Samba, ...
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Enabling Integrity Measurement Architecture in Ubuntu?

Hi how can I enable Integrity Measurement Architecture (IMA) in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? I have a value idea that it is done somewhere by changing some configuration but don’t know how to get into those ...
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genaliases for mailman

when the mailman guide writes to: Then add mailman aliases in /etc/aliases do they mean /etc/aliases, or, perhaps, do they perhaps mean /var/lib/mailman/data/aliases.db? thufir@dur:~$ sudo ...
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can i install opencpn, navigation software on a Nexus 4 if I onstall the new Ubuntu OS app

Now that ubuntu os can be loaded onto a Nexus 4, can opencpn, the navigation program, be loaded using ubuntu
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How to lock a config file under /etc

After every upgrade I have to change the line # 'libusb' device nodes SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ENV{DEVTYPE}=="usb_device", MODE="0664" to # 'libusb' device nodes SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ...
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interface configuration

My OS is Ubuntu server 13.10 64-bit on VMWare with host Windows 7 I try static config ethX but when check /etc/network/interfaces, this file is my config and next reboot I have to again set config ...
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Can XFCE put desktop icons on the right?

Is it possible to have XFCE put all the desktop icons to the right instead of the left? I hunted about in the Settings and various place, but found no obvious setting.
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'aticonfig: no supported adapter detected' while installing drivers

I have Three Sapphire 290x's. And I have downloaded/installed the drivers. The machine even prompted me to reboot. But after the reboot when I went to check for my graphics cards, it read : ...
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How to get apt to work with and without proxy?

I sometimes work behind proxy (When connected via VPN) and sometimes without proxy. I find that every time I switch I have to edit /etc/apt/apt.conf to remove or restore this particular line ...
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Azerty keyboard with Ubuntu gnome 13.04

How to use an azerty keyboard with Ubuntu gnome 13 04? I'm using the virtual keyboard but didn't find any parameters for the real azerty keyboard. Thank you for answering. Felix.
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rsyslog ruleset issue

Explanation: I am trying to set up an rsyslog server to receive messages from multiple clients, but I am not seeing any message arrive from the client machines, I have tried many things and when ...
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Where is the config file for the system monitor tool?

Somehow I managed to set the update interval to 0 in the system monitor tool config dialog. Now the tool "hangs" when I try to change configuration. It seems appropriate to just wipe the config file. ...
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How to configure initial 12.04 for squid

Good day, I would like to know how to configure a squid on Ubuntu 12.04, i have been trying with no apparent success for the past week and am really getting quite fustrated! i would appreciate simple ...
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DNS Server problems : Server not found

I am having two problems with my DNS server. My 1st problem is that I get the error "Server not found" when I type in my site in firefox. Problem two is if I type in the IP I get this. Index of / ...
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Italc 2.0 only sees base user

After compiling and installing Italc 2.0 it works OK but only if the user is connected using the original (administrative) account. In other cases, I get an annoying warning "Somebody from x.x.x.x ...
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What are the specific files that Ubuntu changes when you set the proxy in System Settings?

In Ubuntu, I can set the proxy in System Settings. Then it asks for my sudo password to edit certain files. What are these files? Where are they located? What lines are added or modified? I am ...
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Help, cannot Calibrate Camera

I have a problem calibrating my camera. It does not let me set a color theme, scheme or anything... I also can't calibrate it through Skype... I would like someone to help me with a solution . ...
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How to change package configuration background/colors?

I want to change these colors : Package Configuration Can anyone help me?
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Error when I try to create a xorg.conf

I currently change my graphic driver from Nvidia to Intel since my graphic card changed. When I try to reconfigure my xorg and create a xorg.conf in root shell at recovery mode by execute 'X ...
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Minecraft running slow after 13.10 upgrade

What to took for when Minecraft is running slow (~10 FPS) after a simple Ubuntu upgrade (from 13.04 to 13.10) without any manual change in the hardware/software graphic configuration and in the ...
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Install Errors: “error processing linux-generic-pae” Plus, why is this editing Vista's config file on sda1?

So, I tried to install gimp and pinta image editors this afternoon and I encountered the following error message: installArchives() failed: Selecting previously unselected package cli-common ...
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I can't connect using ssh or mpd when on wireless network

My 13-04 works as expected when ethernet is connected, but when it's on wifi, I can't reach the machine from other machines on the network. My plan is to use it as a music player from android and ...
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“Application Finder” default to expanded?

Is there a way to configure "Application Finder" to open in expanded view? (xubuntu 13.10)
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Why are there two configuration files / areas for SMB / Samba?

Why are there two places that Samba shares may be configured in Ubuntu? I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop and noticed that the GUI-based share configuration program sets up shares in the ...
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apache access and error log written in same file

i have issue that access and error log are written in same file ! , the configuration in virtualhosts.conf as the following : <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName ************ ServerAdmin ...
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Hugetlbfs configuration to use exactly a certain value of RAM memory

For some reason I need to use the max. capacity of one server of 31GB RAM on 64 architecture. The question is how to get to know the exact value configuration of the hugepages numbers? The actual ...
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Automatic Proxy configuration for Sublime Text 2 Package control

I am currently on a Ubuntu 13.04 machine behind a proxy server at college. I have configure the proxy settings for Package control by editing the user-settings file. However when I am not behind a ...
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What are the Ubuntu “well-configured defaults”?

I often see Ubuntu referred to as having "well-configured defaults" or "sensible defaults" (such as, among other places, in a couple comments on this question, Debian Stable vs Ubuntu LTS for Server?) ...
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Alsa sound - How can i tell microphone source can be used at the same time from two application without showing device is busy?

I have this /etc/asound.conf file where i can do my audio output to device hw:0 with any applications. But i have two / three/ four applications who need to use same microphone hw:0 With the ...