Questions related to configuration of Ubuntu software.

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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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vsftpd not starting

I have installed vsftpd on Ubuntu Raring Ringtail, and made a few changes to the config file. When I try to run with these changes, the service never starts. Reverting to default config, the service ...
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How can I use Thunderbird without an outgoing mail server?

I'd like to use Thunderbird to download a copy of my web-based email. This is a read-only operation; I don't need the ability to send email. Thunderbird, however, disables the button for adding an ...
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An installation that boots to the command line, with an option to load the desktop?

Does anyone know if this is possible, and if so, what installation options I should choose?
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Problem with NIS configuration

I tried to configure NIS in a server and a client both running Ubuntu 14.04 following this guide and this official guide. After a reboot the client machine got locked with this message several times ...
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Fully un- and reinstall Cinnamon (all config data and stuff too)

I have Cinnamon installed on my 14.10 system and recently it stopped working properly. Maybe I did a bad config and therefore want to completely (200%) delete and reset all data belonging to this for ...
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What is .config folder?

Inside I found configuration files for Deluge, which I needed to for a list of torrents. Does it contains all similar files? If that so, can I just copy whole folder before reinstalling whole Ubuntu ...
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customize ubuntu with bash scripts - never turn the screen off [duplicate]

I'd like to disable the screen from dimming automatically. It is manually done in Settings > Brightness & Lock > Turn screen off when inactive for: Never. I want to do it with a shell ...
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Qt 5 configuration

I have a problem setting Qt5 apps correctly on my computer. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with KDE4, I have configured the look in the KDE system settings and that look is used in every qt4 apps and gtk ...
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How can I make NetworkManager ignore my wireless card?

I do not want NetworkManager to list or manipulate my wireless card. Can I hide its interface from NetworkManager somehow? I have tried adding this in /etc/network/interfaces, iface wlan0 inet ...
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Wacom intuos button maping option not available

I tested an intuos pen & touch tablet with ubuntu 14.10. But the configuration panel did not show the "Map Buttons..." button. Thus, I am unable to map them, unless I use xsetwacom. But if I do ...
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VBA-M, Configure spped

I am using VBA-M to play some games. Everything is working fine, but I would like to increase the speed in some of them. They are running with their "real" speed, but I would really lime if I could ...
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14.04 laptop - two finger scrolling not working but three finger does

Is there a conf file for Ubuntu's touchpad driver I can play around with? This is really strange. It's an Alps Glidepoint touchpad in a Dell Latitude 3340. Oddly enough when I install Dell's driver ...
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Which file manages startup appliations [duplicate]

I am a Java developer and I need to know in Ubuntu how you would manually configure which applications startup at startup so that I can code my application so that there is an option to get it to ...
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Xubuntu 11.10 Proxy Server Settings

I would like some recommendations for setting up the proxy server settings for Xubuntu 11.10. I tried searching on Google and I got 2 common results that made use of command line stating that I ...
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Can't edit system files with gksu gedit gives error when saving could not back up the old copy of the file before saving the new one

I am having an issue with my Lenovo Ideapad y410p with the speakers popping and making a ringing sound which I can't seem to figure out how to fix. I found one solution on Ask Ubuntu but I am unable ...
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Asterisk reloads old dialplan

I installed OpenBTS 2.6, Asterisk(not sure about version but it's not new) and Twinkle on Ubuntu 10.10. I edited "sip.conf" and "extensions.conf" correctly to load user accounts from it. Now, when I ...
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How is a device managed when not in /etc/network/interfaces on Servers?

On my Ubuntu Server, 14.04.1 LTS, I have not specified any devices in /etc/network/interfaces, yet they (multiple ethernets) work completely as intended with static IP. I have heard from multiple ...
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Ubuntu server can no longer get address from DHCP

A couple of years ago, I set up an Ubuntu server with RAID to act as a home file server. All was well until last week, when my other computers could no longer access the files. My problem is ...
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How to remove kernel?

I have installed two kernel version 3.10.48 and 3.17.6 for project. As I am not requiring 3.10.48 any more, I wanted to remove that version as it is taking up almost 10GB of my disk space. How should ...
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How to change a manual configuration with ath9k configuration?

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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How can I allow SSH password authentication from only certain IP addresses?

I'd like to allow SSH password authentication from only a certain subnet. I see the option to disallow it globally in /etc/ssh/sshd_config: # Change to no to disable tunnelled clear text passwords ...
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using phpstorm and xampp and unable to create new project folder

I am really new to ubuntu and finally managed to get xampp working with xdebug and now i am trying to setup phpstorm but i run into problem. My understanding is that the projects have to be created ...
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Beep when Esc key is pressed [duplicate]

How can I configure Ubuntu (14.04 LTS) to beep when certain key is pressed (Esc key in my case)?
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Sensible/correct way to edit the files provided by base-files package?

I understand the package base-files provides the Debian base system miscellaneous files such as /etc/issue, /etc/lsb-release (in the specific case of Ubuntu) or /etc/os-release. I'd like to know ...
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Can't access OpenStack dashboard

I get an error on my OpenStack dashboard. I used the scripted method to install OpenStack through devstack.com. It had only two commands; I typed them down, and the rest of the installation finished ...
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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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How to hide some icons in System Settings?

I installed programs to tweak Ubuntu settings. I found a blog that gave me good ideas, and also a good place to start. The problem is that these programs that I was installing in my computer to ...
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Record a list of installed packages and configurations before installing a higher version of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I now have 12.04 installed, and would like to install 14.04. Is it recommended to create a list of installed packages, so that I can install them back after installing 14.04? What about those ...
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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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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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Python: module not found after manual install

I've recently updated to the current version of Ubuntu, 13.04 and Python 2.7.4. Since then I have problems importing the gobject module and dunno what to do to fix it. I'd like to use dreampie which ...
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How to dynamically enable and disable ipv6 on an interface

How to dynamically enable and disable IPv6 on an interface so that it gets link local address when enabled? I have tried: sysctl net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6=1 to disable IPv6 and sysctl ...
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Configure screensaver in Ubuntu

How do I configure the screensaver in Ubuntu? I can see that gnome-screensaver is running.
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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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Choosing awk version on Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, and making heavy use of all the great commands awk, sed, sort and so on. Recently it came to my attention that Ubuntu uses mawk as the default implementation, but since I ...
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Number pair prefix to config files

I have noticed some config files having a prefix. E.g. Inside my /etc/php5/cli/conf.d: 05-opcache.ini 10-pdo.ini 20-curl.ini ... Could someone explain this? I am thinking something along the ...
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Multiple messages to recipient_bcc_maps and sender_bcc_maps with Postfix while using amavis

I have a problem to configure my postfix. My aim is to have a mail-server which filters spam and virus mails by using Spamassasin and ClamAV via amavis. Furthermore i want to archive a copy of each ...
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How to change background color in grub

I use Ubuntu 12.04. I want to change grub's background color to black. I mean just background color, not background image. I can only find guides how to change the image. I tried some GUI software ...
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How do I disable automatic remote printer installation?

In Raring, everytime I connect to the network, Cups installs all the printers in the network automatically. Furthermore, some printers have been added more than once. Furthermore, I connect a USB ...
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How can I restore configuration files?

I would like to restore LightDM to its default state, because for some reason /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf is now an empty file. Deleting /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf and then running sudo ...
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Referencing environment variables *in* /etc/environment?

I recently discovered /etc/environment, which seems a more standard way to setup simple environment variables than scripts, but I was wondering if there was a way to back-reference environment ...
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unable to install and configure chef-server on ubuntu 12.04

I have ubuntu 12.04 installed on aws cloud and I am trying to install chef server on it, but it does not configures correctly and returns an error. I am following this simple guide for installation ...
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Nginx reverse proxy and subdomains

I have some problem with Nginx configuration. I've already searched for an issue but the proposed solutions I saw didn't work for me. I have some apps on a tomcat server and some apps on a jboss ...
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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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best way to copy your ubuntu to a new hard drive [duplicate]

I found this question Best way to clone an installation (copying to identical hardware) to be close to what I need, but I wonder if it is still going to work if, instead of two different machines, I ...
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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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Append options to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT without modification on files

I want to add an option to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT without modifying any files on the system. The reason is that I want to apply it by installing a driver package, but currently I haven't found any ...
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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 ...