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How do I use non-regular variant of a font in Ubuntu?

How do I use non-regular variant of a font in Ubuntu? Simply stating, I was trying to use light variant of a font. However, I couldn't. Every time I select those light variant, Ubuntu reluctantly ...
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How do I configure Apache to run multiple instances?

Specifically, I have two httpd.conf files: /etc/apache2/httpd.conf /etc/apache2/httpd_2.conf How should I modify the /etc/init.d/apache2 script so that instances of Apache will be invoked for both ...
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Where does Ubuntu store Desktop Environment options

I'm currently working on a stripped-down purpose-built custom desktop environment on top of Ubuntu. For most of the major Desktop Environments including GNOME or any DE you install after the fact ...
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How can I decrease the volume increment in 14.04?

I know that this has already been asked a lot, but all solutions that I found are old, pre - Unity. So, I am asking again: How can I decrease the sound increment(or decrement) that happens when the ...
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Default to adm group for upstart logs

This bug suggests that on 12.04, the default permissions for upstart logs do not allow rsyslogd to read them: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/upstart/+bug/1074564 That is the logs need to ...
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How to make etckeeper use the right value for git author & email with apt-get

I'm using git with etckeeper. When I use sudo git to commit changes in /etc/, GIT_AUTHOR_NAME & GIT_AUTHOR_EMAIL from my env are used (as intended). When I use sudo apt-get and changes are ...
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How to create a limited use Lubuntu custom desktop?

I'm working on a project for a nonprofit cultural center. I’m trying to develop a limited desktop using Lubuntu. The idea is to provide a basic desktop, maybe only four icons, Chrome, OpenOffice, ...
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How to make songs start later on rhythmbox?

I want to make a couple of songs start playing after 30 seconds after the beginning and stop playing 30sec before the end. Is there a way to do this on rhythmbox? I know that itunes can do this, or I ...
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Cannot backup Evolution folders

After using Ubuntu since 5.04 I upgraded to 12.04 5 days ago . Then the .evolution folder showed only an empty Tasks folder. I need to save my mail folder contents (hundreds of emails) but only get ...
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Getting openvpn working ubuntu

I am trying to set up a VPN over a few VMS that I have. I created an openvpn server on ubuntu 10.04 and am trying to configure the client using 12.04. I followed these instructions here ...
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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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Is there a central configuration tool for ubuntu such as yast on opensuse?

In openSUSE there is a set up tool called YaST working on GUI and command line. Is there such tool for Ubuntu for instance on YaST one can configure samba and the services. Here is a picture for ...
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Settings up RAID 1 on existing Ubuntu installation

Good morning, For my internship project I am currently setting up a Linux (Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS) web environment (NGINX/PHP5/PHP-FPM/MariaDB and such...). Now I forgot to set up the RAID 1 ...
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Multiple “display configure screen settings and layout” windows

Everytime I plug or unplug the laptop power supply, I get between 6 and 10 pop up windows, talking about the display configure screen settings and layout. Is there anyway to fix this?
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squid3.3 config directives help in Trusty Tahr 14.04

I have problem with my squid.conf file and I able to make some changes myself but not every change i could have done to make it work properly according my need i have a 10 to 40 client at local ...
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GPS configure for Navit

I need to connect my USB GPS device to Navit that runs on Ubuntu. I have done: gpsd /dev/ttyUSB0 and then run xgps to test GPS device. I see some satellites and data on screen. Now I would like to ...
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Why I can't import the filezilla.xml (the FileZilla server backup) into the FileZilla installation on Ubuntu 15.04?

I have the following problem trying to import the FileZilla settings (the settings related to the saved FTP server) using Ubuntu 15.04. So, from an old Ubuntu 12.04 system, I saved the filezilla.xml ...
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How to trace down a global hotkey definition?

There are more than one place where global key bindings can be made: Like in desktop environments, special key mapping utilities, popup desktop utilities like clipboard managers, input support, and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 resolution and weird set-up problems

Have been using Ubuntu in another VM for the last months, but now installing it on a new VirtualBox on a Mac, it's giving me several problems. First, the very common "low resolution" problem, which ...
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regarding configuration error in mpb

i am configuring mit photonic bands ,while configuration it has to locate blas library (libblas.a),which is in /usr/local/lib,but it shows checking for fftw_execute in -lfftw3... yes checking if ...
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Dynamic configuration instructions for slapd ldaps connections

I am having issues getting my slapd server to listen for ldaps connections on 636. I have correctly inserted the appropriate TLS configuration via LDIF and ldapmodify. I am now able to connect via ...
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cannot enable Asterisk Manager Interface (AMI)

How do I enable the AMI for Asterisk? thufir@tleilax:~$ thufir@tleilax:~$ sudo cat /etc/asterisk/manager.conf [sudo] password for thufir: ; ; Asterisk Call Management support ; ; By default ...
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Circular scrolling distance using synaptics touchpad

I find the circular scrolling very much convenient to natural scrolling. Enabling the feature on windows provides a very smooth experience. I tried to configure the same for my Ubuntu and found out ...
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rkhunter remove common warnings

I read here that you can exclude common rkhunter warnings by removing the # from these lines in the rkhunter.conf file: #ALLOWHIDDENDIR=/dev/.udev #ALLOWHIDDENDIR=/dev/.static ...
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Could not apply the stored configuration for monitors

Could not apply the stored configuration for monitor: Error on line 1 char 1: Document must begin with an element (e.g.). http://i62.tinypic.com/jt5vkn.jpg I get this error on start-up. Whats ...
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My desktop ubuntu 14.04 not connecting wifi , how to configure this set up

Please anyone help me to install wireless Mini USB adapter 150 mbps 2.4Ghz in ubuntu 14.04 Anybody have already running wifi connection can help me. For this any drivers to be installed. How to set ...
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Nginx using default configuration on its own

I have set up Nginx on Ubuntu server 14.04 I want to configure a very simple server block that listens for /app path and redirects traffic to a running nodejs instance locally. I have done that with ...
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Configuring /etc/hosts file

I am running 14.04 x64 vmlinuz-3.13.0-43-generic and I face a problem after updating /etc/hosts file. Here is the content of the file: # Your system has configured 'manage_etc_hosts' as True. # ...
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Configuring Evolution for UBUNTU, what to fill in the Domain and server

It seems that there Is some kind of a problem with my mail client configuration. I tried to configure Evolution for the first time, but a window came up, and It required some Info to be added about ...
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Save and restore tabs with name of terminal

I have a Terminal window with a dozen named tabs open *(gnome-terminal) I would like to save the current configuration and have it restored with names and directories. Is there a way to do this? I've ...
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PlayOnLinux : how to install under specific configurations?

I have installed PlayOnLinux and found it very smooth to add configurations and drives. However when the moment comes to add an application, not on from the scripted list of apps, how do I select the ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 ignoring Nvidia settings

I'm having hard time setting up my new Ubuntu 14.10 to work with my Nvidia gtx 760. I managed to download proper drivers ok (which is already quite something as this didn't work at all with couple of ...
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every “service apache2 reload” serves a different configuration

This is ubuntu server 14.04 x64 running inside a VMware container with 1CPU and 1GB RAM. When I do: root@www:~# service apache2 reload I get a proper: * Reloading web server config apache2 ...
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How does Ubuntu boot the display manager and windows manager?

Every time I update to a new version of Ubuntu (presently I am using 14.04 LTS), I have trouble with the GUI. The trouble usually takes the form of a black, blank screen and no text login. Looking at ...
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Mistakenly do a manual configuration instead of doing the defconfig-ath9k

I'm trying to install the Tp-Link TL-WN722N on Ubuntu 14.04, following the steps on 'How to install driver for TP-Link TL-WN722N on Ubuntu 14.04?'. But I mistakenly choose a manual configuration ...
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Install vs Conffiles

I want to add a default configuration file to my .deb package I tried to do this by putting /path/to/file/relative/to/debian/tmp /global/path/where/i/need/to/put/the/file to Debian/install ...
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How to unset XKB configuration? I want Ubuntu to not touch it

How can I tell Ubuntu 14.04 (or later) to leave my XKB keyboard configuration alone? I load my own XKB configuration on session startup (from my home directory) and it is regularly "reset" to what the ...
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no-ip is not updating on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I'm trying to set up no-ip on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, but when I access no-ip website it can't show that no-ip is updating ip address. Is it necessary to open some port? I installed no-ip from this ...
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auditctl configuration to audit all attempts to alter system time through adjtimex

I use to Redhat Hardening instruction to harden my Ubuntu Server 13.04. In it, I saw the following instruction: Rule Title: The audit system must be configured to audit all attempts to alter system ...
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HAProxy & Meteor - 503s

I'm trying to set up HAProxy as a load balance for two MeteorJS instances. For some reason, HAProxy does not seem to pick up that my instances are there. I can curl 192.168.0.4 and I get the expected ...
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Configuration of X10 remote?

I have a low price remote controller, a X10 OR22V USB (MCE compatible?). It works out from the box after installing Ubuntu 14.04 or Mint 17. Nice, but only few keys works and some are mapped ...
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How to take Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS 32 bit in windows domain? (Where in domain users shall be able to login through the GUI)

How to take Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 LTS 32 bit in windows domain? (Where in domain users shall be able to login through the GUI) I have done this in the past using likewise, however now likewise is no ...
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How to add a sender header to emails sent by postfix 2.11

I'm not getting a reply after sending a mail to autoanswer@vger.kernel.org which I need to verify that my domain richtercloud.de served by a postfix 2.11 server on Ubuntu 14.04 can be used for ...
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Need help to choose mail sserver package which provides web based GUI?

Few things to just give you an background. I want to configure it on a fresh installation of Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS Also have webmin installed. All the packages must be freeware or open source ...
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How can I prevent configuration changes to a specific user account?

Edit: Just to be clear, this isn't going to be a web kiosk. The user will be able to run more programs than just a browser. At very least, some text editor and a few other programs which are already ...
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Benq Scanner 5150C scans 1/4 of page

I have a Benq 5150C scanner. It didn't work out of the box. After downloading the windows driver (from Benq Middle East), extracting the .bin file and following this post, the scanner started working ...
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Howto force gdm to start unity by default for first time logged in user?

I was to try to do setup for maxi Ubuntu installation containing Gnome, Unity,KDE, Xfce, LXDE, Edubuntu,...Eclipse, Netbeans, ICD..., octave, QTOctave, Scilab/Xcos, Open Modelica,.... for a ...
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Brightness keys +/- do not repeat

On my system, I was obliged to create an /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf file to use the Intel interface for brightness control with the following content: Section "Device" ...
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How do I add login session to gnome session (gdm) in Trusty 14.04

While lxde display manager seems to list all the window managers I have on its initial splash screen the one for gdm lists only a small number. I would like to add selection desktops which are seen ...
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Configure firebird service to allow remote access

I installed firebird server on my Ubuntu 12.10 and it is working perfectly when accessing locally /usr/lib/firebird/2.1# isql-fb -user sysdba -password masterkey Use CONNECT or CREATE DATABASE to ...