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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 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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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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problems with sendmail configuration

I want to configure sendmail on my system so that every user can send email. i followed the instructions on http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10359437/sendmail-how-to-configure-sendmail-on-ubuntu but ...
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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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apache 2.4 howto block directory listing from all but localhost or from local net (ip)

I know that Indexes controls the printing of a directory listing if there is no index.html or index.php etc within a block. In Apache 2.4, What is the best (least messy way) to only serve directory ...
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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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how to replicate my server environment and directory structure using Vagrant

I am a developer by trade but am not used to configuring VM's and servers, so I apologize if these questions seem rather novice. I have recently started trying to use Vagrant for local development of ...
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Have a given program handle a Bluetooth device events

(ubuntu 14.04 gnome-classic) A given Bluetooth device (a mouse) having address like "[01:25:33:95:E5:4A]" is connected and works fine. I would like, however, to configure something somewhere in ...
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How can I get nvidia-settings to load at start up?

I know there are other questions on this topic, but I can't seem to find any answers regarding my specific problem. I am setting my monitor to 144Hz in the nvidia settings. I know that those settings ...
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Non storage USB device will not show connection

I have a USB external sound processing unit (a line 6 ux2 for those familiar) with its own built in ASIO software, that is Mac and Windows based solution. When I run the software it does not find the ...
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How do I change available encodings in leafpad?

Leafpad in its save file dialog offers several encodings in a drop down list and a possibility to use any other encoding by entering its name via a keyboard. How can I change the encodings in the drop ...
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ntlmaps GUI configuration and how to close ntlmaps if it is running?

I installed ntlmaps. Immediately after the installation was done, I got a window that allowed me to configure the program. Now I can't find how to launch this GUI configuration window again. Anyone ...
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How to prevent go to dpkg-reconfigure mode during installing

Is there any switch which tell apt-get command not to go to dpkg-reconfigure mode during ? I mean, we go to configure mode after installation?
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Configuration changes disappear after kernel updates

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and have had to make a few configuration changes. Specifically, I fixed the ro/rw issue in grub.cfg and added more swap space, both times making edits using gksudo. ...
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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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how to compile uclinux on ubuntu?

I am configuring the uclinux in Linux ubuntu platform.After I make selection for the vendor and vendor product,it comes to a halt at the command window, but according to my user guide i have to still ...
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Configure Junos Pulse in Ububtu

Could any one please tell me the correct procedure for configuring Junos Pulse in Ubuntu 14.04? I successfully installed Java in my system: indmaxadmin@indmaxadmin:~$ java -version java version ...
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spamassassin does not honour local.cf

I updated my /etc/spamassassin/local.cf spamassassin file to update some score rules. However, even after restarting spamassassin (via service), the new score are not shown in spam emails. In fact, ...
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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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ubuntu 14.04 configure help

well it seems that my Firefox is only a small problem in a much bigger problem. I have discovered that I have an error of some sort in my configuration. How do I find out what is wrong and how do I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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AP mode not supported

I am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS but when I try to create an WiFi Access Point i got the "AP mode not supported" error, also i execute the iw list command and i don't see the AP mode on the Supported ...
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Why do I keep getting “403 Forbidden - nginx/1.6.2 (Ubuntu)” when visiting any of my VPS hosted sites?

Why do I keep getting "403 Forbidden - nginx/1.6.2 (Ubuntu)" when visiting any of my VPS hosted sites? I'm trying really hard to configure nginx as my virtual server but everything I've ...