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How to save the configurations made in Guest session? [closed]

I have a desktop installed Ubuntu 13.10. And I can save every changes I make in my account. But I did so much things like clicking remember me later in updates, or Something like that in the guest ...
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Different applications, different sound output devices

I would find it really useful if I could make it so that music I am playing on YouTube in Chrome comes out of speakers, and the sound from other applications comes out of my earphones, so I am ...
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Change gnome-screenshot auto-save-directory in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

Configuring with dconf or gconf as suggested in this post worded on Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 (I tried and succeeded). But does NOT work on Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. How to change auto-save-directory of ...
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Ensuring fail-safety of an Apache server

I have a few Wordpress websites running on Apache 2.4.7 / Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. It is a virtual machine running on Microsoft Azure. The websites are using a MySQL server also running on the same ...
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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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Setting up NFS client shows “local domain name not set” error

I'm having trouble configuring the machine to use nfs. I have installed autofs, and tried to configure it. But the problem is that the configuration I use on OpenSuSe machines isn't working. First ...
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How to delete all the settings for Deja Dup

When I upgraded to 11.04 Deja Dup started behaving strangely, it would begin a new full backup everytime the computer was started because it was looking for a drive and folder which I had removed some ...
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Install mediawiki with PostgreSQL instead of MySQL

I need to install Mediawiki with PostgreSQl as database backend on an 10.04 server. I would prefer to install Mediawiki via apt-get/aptitude but I don't know how to configure the installation not to ...
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What does %h mean in SSHD configuration?

I'm setting up OpenSSH on a server and I've created my keys on my client, but I don't know where I'm supposed to put the public key on the host. I understand it needs to be added to the ...
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Set default config files directory

Can i set default config dir in home folder? I dislike: /home/user/Documents /home/user/Music /home/user/.progconf1 /home/user/.progconf2 I want: /home/user/Documents /home/user/Music ...
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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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Start tmux with -2

I am using tmux. I am starting it via tmux -2 the -2 enables 256 color support. Instead of starting it with -2 I would like to change my .tmux.conf file to do that for me. What do I have to put in my ...
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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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What types are allowed in config.yaml in juju charms?

The "config.yaml" settings inside juju charms contain a type - e.g.: pip_no_index: default: False type: boolean description: "Prevent pip connecting to Python Package Index to download ...
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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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name node formatting HDFS file not found error in Hadoop2.4.0

I have installed my hadoop in /usr/local/hadoop directory when i try to run the commeand $ bin/hdfs namenode -format im the getting the error /usr/local/hadoop/bin/hdfs: line 206: ...
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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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monodevelop asp.net xsp4 change default address/port?

How to explain to monodevelop asp.net app to run xsp[4] server from other port than default 8080? Tried to change defaults in /etc/default/mono-xsp but that do not make difference to monodevelop ...
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How do I get permissions to edit system configuration files?

I can't seem to edit and save config files in the root system (eg: /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.config); it just says "permission denied" or the save option is blocked in the text editor. I'm pretty sure I'm a ...
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How to solve Bazaar error bzr: ERROR: unknown command “yerenkov-scott”?

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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How to get rkhunter to skip “[Press <ENTER> to continue]”

Every time that I scan my machine with rkhunter using the following command: sudo rkhunter --checkall After it has finished with a certain type of check it asks me: [Press <ENTER> to ...
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Should I uncomment out the code referring to unhide.rb (as I am using unhide.rb)?

I am using rkhunter 1.4.2, on Ubuntu 14.10, and I am also using the suggested package unhide.rb with it, so should I uncomment out this setting referring to it in the rkhunter.conf file?: ...
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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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installed LetoDMS how do I change the data storage to a designated hard drive?

I installed LetoDMS from the Ubuntu software center on a 14.04 ubuntu desktop. everything seems to go okay but I can't figure out how to change the document storage to a specific drive that I set ...
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How to install apps when APT says “Could not perform immediate configuration”?

My problem is, when I want to install apps like apt-get install <appsname>, I get an error: root@bt:/# apt-get install bluefish Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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rsyslog not separating for facilities

I will preface this with, I am a Linux newbie. I had set up a Debian Linux rsyslog server that was working, but I had to switch to Ubuntu(14.04.1 LTS) to set up rsyslog(7.4.4). I was hoping that I ...
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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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How to set how apps invoke firefox (stop using -remote openURL)

I have a Xubuntu 14.04 user whose "Thunderbird can't open links anymore - they just take [her] to the home page" (default home page). Started happening recently. Digging into the issue I found that ...
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Ubuntu server 14.04 doesn't connect by wireless [duplicate]

I am new in the linux world so here goes my noob question. I have installed "Ubuntu server 14.04" in order to recover an old netbook and give it a new use or almost try a new thing. The problem is ...
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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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How do I set which PostgreSQL version is to be used by default?

I have 2 different versions of PostgreSQL installed on my system (Ubuntu Lucid): /var/lib/postgresql/8.4 /var/lib/postgresql/9.0 By default, when I run a PostgreSQL command such as createdb or ...
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VNC over lightdm results in blank screen

I'm trying to set up VNC over lightdm so multiple users may log in to the server and have their own session each. I'm using TightVNC Viewer from a Windows machine to connect to the Ubuntu virtual ...
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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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How do Remap-* statements work in apt-cacher-ng?

I've just started using apt-cacher-ng to cache my apt-get downloads. Whenever I start it I get this error: WARNING: No URL list file matching file:backends_gentoo found in config or support ...
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Virtual Host showing error 11001 even after chown and chmod

I am trying to create a virtual host to just test a basic html website. Guest OS - Ubuntu 14.04 Host OS - Ubuntu 14.10 In the Host OS, I connect through a proxy server which requires me to enter a ...
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pulseaudio not monitoring any audio output (i.e., ProjectM cannot work properly)

I've got an Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830TG with LUbuntu 12.10. Sound is working ok with all programs, but ProjectM Visualization is not. In pulseaudio preferences i can choose the analog or digital ...
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chkrootkit config file options

I have installed the chkrootkit package with sudo apt-get install chkrootkit. When going to the /etc/chkrootkit.conf config file I see the following options: RUN_DAILY="false" RUN_DAILY_OPTS="-q" ...
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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 ...
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How can I prevent eyestrain?

I can use a Windows machine for 10 hours straight without the slightest problem, but after around 15-30 minutes of using ubuntu my eyes become sore and dried out. I currently have 11.04 installed ...
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How to change wlan0's channel

When setting the channel to wlan0, I get an error: SET failed on device wlan0 ; Device or resource busy. I tried to shutdown wlan0 by: sudo ifconfig wlan0 down and wlan0 did not appear in the ...
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Php.ini file change not reflecting in phpinfo()

My php.ini settings are not reflected in phpinfo. It still shows upload_max_filesize as 2M but I have set it to 50M in php.ini. Can you please tell how to change php.ini properly? I'm using Ubuntu ...
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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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How do I rename a printer in KDE? (KUbuntu, using 12.04 LTS)

the "Printer Configuration" dialogue doesn't offer this. (There seems to be some kind of launchpad bug for it too.)
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How can I configure the default transmission rate for 802.11 (“WiFi”)?

I need to lower the transmission rate of my IEEE 802.11g network interface controller to have acceptable an packet loss ratio (< 0.5 %), otherwise it becomes very high (> 50 % is typical, but it ...
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How can I delay a specific program on startup?

How to delay a program such as cairo-dock (No openGL) or Firefox? Sometimes programs crash when started with other startup apps. I want programs to start 10 seconds late to avoid a crash.
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Unable to change any config in Ubuntu 14.10

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 on a custom PC and something around 1 hour ago my PC just froze. The mouse and keyboard were unresponsive and I was unable to change to another tty, so I pressed the reset ...
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How to set all locale settings in Ubuntu

A remote installed application has some encoding problems and on my local machine it is running fine. What is the best way to "copy" my locales to the remote machine? The locales on my personal ...
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Rootkit detector: rkhunter auto database update options

In the rkhunter config file here /etc/default/rkhunter it says: # Defaults for rkhunter automatic tasks # sourced by /etc/cron.*/rkhunter and /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/90rkhunter # # This is a POSIX shell ...
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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 ...