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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 check music file for distortion?

Distorted audio Sometimes, when playing some music file, it just does not sound right - for example it sounds like it's distorted by overmodulating - but it's not so strong that it is obvious how it ...
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How to switch the editor in mc (midnight commander) from nano to mcedit?

Using ubuntu 10.10 the editor in mc (midnight commander) is nano. How can i switch to the internal mc editor (mcedit)?
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network interface (onboard wired) is showed p5p1 instead eth0

I've running Ubuntu 13.04 on my computer and it's ok. But some softwares like media servers don't work well. They search network interface eth0 and Ubuntu 13.04 named it p5p1. So my media server doesn'...
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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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How to solve Bazaar error bzr: ERROR: unknown command “*****”?

I am following this guide to configure bazaar, but I have encountered a small problem, it says to type in the command: bzr launchpad-login subgenius And to replace launchpad-login with your ...
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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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Prepend current git branch in terminal

How can I configure the terminal to display the current git branch? I'd like to see the second line rather than the first: andy@bob:~/my_projects/project_x$ (master)~/my_projects/project_x$ I don'...
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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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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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Enable all HTTP methods on Apache

I have set up a completely plain Apache web server (version 2.4.7) on Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS. I want to enable other HTTP methods such as PUT and DELETE for some testing purposes. I edited my /etc/...
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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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Whats the .local folder for in my Home Directory

What is the ~/.local folder good for and is it safe to remove the content within this folder?
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Some fast way to save and restore tabs of Terminal?

I have a Terminal window with a dozen named tabs open. I would like to save the current configuration and have it restored with names and directories. Is there a way to do this?
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Do I need to force xorg.conf usage?

My setup doesn't use xorg.conf by default; however I intend to create it in order to use RandR effectively... Do I need to to force usage of xorg.conf or will Ubuntu detect and use it automatically?
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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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Switching window manager/desktop environments?

In general what is the approach to switch the desktop environment or window manager on Ubuntu? The main difference between stock Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Lubuntu is supposedly the use of Unity vs. KDE vs. ...
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Mixing SSD and HDD in a ubuntu server?

Is it possible to mix SSD and HDD together in a file server? I want my configuration to be: ~ 4x60GB SSD ~ 4x2TB HDD I will install the ubuntu server into one of the SSD, can I set the partition ...
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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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Remap shortcut to a single key cannot be used

I want to remap my workspace switcher shortcut to a single key, specifically the Page Up/Page Down keys for going to the top/bottom workspace. But Ubuntu will not let me do this using System settings >...
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How to change tomcat 8 port

I am trying to change the Tomcat's port to 80 in Ubuntu 14.04 through this configuration [conf/server.xml]: <Connector port="8080" protocol="HTTP/1.1" connectionTimeout="20000" ...
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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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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 to list gnome-control-center panel names?

There's an (as far as I can tell) undocumented feature of gnome-control-center which can be used to show a specific panel directly. For example, gnome-control-center sound will display the "Sound" ...
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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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How to make pulseaudio work again?

I was having problems with sound (mono only output), so following advice from another askubuntu question I made some edits in /etc/pulse/default.pa After rebooting I had no sound at all. So I deleted ...
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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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Replacing vi by vim

In my college our Admin has replaced vi by vim. So how do I replace vi by vim so that, when I type vi in terminal, then vim should get opened. I know doing so is silly, but I am asking it just out ...
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How to completely reset ubuntu networking settings?

I would like to reset my network settings and services entirely as if starting from scratch. I had recently installed Ubuntu a few days ago, and deleted a important boot file. After installing Ubuntu ...
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freshclam error, “clamd.conf” file not found

When I run the following command: sudo freshclam If there are found to be updates to the virus definitions etc then at the end of the output comes this error message ERROR: NotifyClamd: Can't find ...
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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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New MAC-address, now I have no network-access

I run Ubuntu Server 10.10 in VirtualBox with Windows as host. Accidently I choosed to generate a new random MAC-address for my Ubuntu machine in VirtualBox. And now when I have booted my Ubuntu with ...
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Autoconnecting to bluetooth device on startup and autochanging audio output

I use ubuntu 12.10 64 bit. Every time I turn my computer on, I have to manually connect to my bluetooth speakers and change audio output to bluetooth device. I've found this question: Autoconnecting ...
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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 override or configure systemd services?

Many sysv init scripts used a corresponding file in /etc/default to allow the administrator to configure it. Upstart jobs can be modified using .override files. How do I override or configure systemd ...
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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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How do I change Firefox's `about:config` from a shell script?

On of the first things I do when first using a fresh Firefox profile, is to set browser.urlbar.trimURLs to false (which really should be changeable though ‘Preferences’ or should have remained default)...
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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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Configuring Wacom Tablet buttons and options

I have a new Wacom Intuos5 Touch Medium. Surprisingly enough, it worked out of the box when I connected it to my computer (Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit), including the pen pressure and some touch pad features. ...
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how to share WIFI internet to LAN port?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 I have internet in mobile then create hotspot for access internet in laptop. Now main thing is that how can I share that to LAN(eth0). Path of internet Mobile WIFI -->...
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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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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?...