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Is this a correct way to enable htaccess in Apache 2.4.7 on Ubuntu 12.04

In almost every solution of "How to activate htaccess", they say that the /etc/apache2/sites-available/default file needs to be edited. But there isn't such file in Apache 2.4.7 I read somewhere ...
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How can I change the default location of content directories (eg Pictures, Templates, Music) in my home folder?

I have multiple users on my home desktop. I am content with most of the default user directories, however I would like to make one change. I would like to setup a common directory for Music (ie ...
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trackpad configuration settings

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a System76 Galago UltrPro. I have not been able to configure the trackpad and get the settings to stick. I am trying to change the sensitivity and palm detection, those ...
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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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SNMPD on boot is not working as expected

I am monitoring some computers on my enterprise network via SNMP. For some reason the SNMPD service is not working as expected after reboot on Ubuntu hosts. Looking at pstree, I can see the snmpd ...
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Where are the configuration files that correspond to the system settings menu stored?

In 14.04, I want to make a copy of my system settings (specifically my display), so that I can copy it into a virtual machine and have everything be the same every time I break and reinstall my ...
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Unparseable output from pylint in emacs

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 (clean upgrade, not in-place). I found that I couldn't call pylint from within emacs (M-x pylint) as I used to, so I installed the package python-mode. Now ...
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How to resolve Ruby on Rails ImageMagick conflict?

I am trying to install refinerycms, a Ruby on Rails CMS on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I run rails server and I get the following exception: carcher@carcher-laptop:~/Code/tgc$ rails server => Booting ...
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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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Where is .bashrc?

I feel stupid asking, but I can't seem to find the answer to this anywhere. I'm trying to follow these instructions to edit my bash prompt, but there is no .bashrc in either my user directory ...
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How can I most easily migrate all my apps and settings from one Ubuntu install to another? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to migrate user settings and data to new machine? I'll be setting up 10.04 on three computers and don't want to go through and manually download and configure all ...
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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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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 ...
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How can I connect to GNUnet 0.8.1 on 11.10?

As the SOPA/PIPA storm was brewing, I thought I should give some of the new tools people were talking about a try. After reading around and checking what was available in the repos, I picked GNUnet. I ...
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How do I make the public folder not appear in the home folder of new accounts?

When I create a new user, how do I tell Ubuntu not to create a Public sub-folder?
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How to change hostname [duplicate]

I have updated my system's hostname in /etc/hostname file as master. I have also mapped my /etc/hosts file like <ip> master Still, when I type $ hostname, I get a different hostname. I ...
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i'm facing an error trying to install or update any package? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and 2 or 3 months ago the system was updating but the internet went down then the system couldn't update correctly, since then I'm facing this error: Package operation ...
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Ubuntu mirroring two screens

I have two monitors: one build in display and oen oculus rift. What I want to do is test my oculus rift by mirroring my screen across both devices, however both devices don' t share any resolutions, ...
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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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What's the correct MAAS DHCP configuration?

I've set up a MAAS controller by following this documentation: http://maas.ubuntu.com/docs1.4/cluster-configuration.html However, when I got to the DHCP configurations I was a little puzzled. The ...
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How to Change Locale Lang setting in Ubuntu 12.04

locale command should be . LANG=en_US.UTF-8. My setting are . locale LANG=en_AU.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=en_AU:en LC_CTYPE="C" LC_NUMERIC="C" LC_TIME="C" LC_COLLATE="C" LC_MONETARY="C" LC_MESSAGES="C" ...
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How to set MTU for autoconfigured interfaces

I have a computer that may have multiple network devices, which are only in some cases available. Currently all network devices are configured completely automatically. Now I need to set the MTU for ...
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Blank screen after logon [closed]

With the help of my local FreeGeek neighbours, I installed Ubuntu 3.5.0-49-generic as a dual boot (GRUB 1.99-21ubuntu3.14) on my old XP machine: Mobo: ASUS P4P800 CPU: Pentium 4, 2.60 GHz RAM: 1 GB ...
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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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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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Modem Network DIsconnected. You are now offline

I'm a new user of linux environment. I'm using ubuntu 11.10 and a MTS Mblaze USB modem. I have installed it correctly and it was working good at first but when I restarted my system then I was unable ...
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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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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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How to add Active Directory users as sudoers

I'm following this article. What I've done: I can connect to Active Directory I can login to the Active Directory Now what I'm looking for is a way to make any active directory user a sudoer. I'm ...
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lm-sensors issues with sensors

When I configure any machine with ubuntu I setup lm-sensors to work, I have one machine in my house that before was with ubuntu 12.04, but it had a problem, than I had to reinstall ubuntu, so I've ...
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Error while running Jetty Server on port 80 as non root user

All, I was trying to setup jetty on port 80 but its giving exception saying permission denied as below. I have setup jetty to work with setuid and configured start.ini as follows: ...
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Deploy web application to local juju enviroment

I am new to juju. So far i have installed juju and configure in local Ubuntu server. I have web application and i want to deploy this web app into juju server. I read more articles but they said crate ...
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Is there a “Settings history”, or a log of changes in configuration?

P.S. I have just found Is it possible to monitor dconf for changes? It, together with the answer by Volker Siegel, answers my question. A note for Xubuntu users: some settings are not in dconf, but in ...
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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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How to fix Duplicate sources.list entry?

I keep getting this warning whenever I try to run sudo apt-get update. W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main i386 Packages ...
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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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sudo dpkg-reconfigure foo

many and many and many times I see sudo dpkg-reconfigure foo what is that? seems to be configuration? but what is the relation between that and .conf file? is there any file which store this ...
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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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How do I set a global SOCKS proxy in Xubuntu?

I saw a similar thread here, but this doesn't specify how to specify a SOCKS proxy globally. In vanilla Ubuntu there was a proxy configuration program that affected the entire system. Is there ...
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Stuttering virtualbox sound with windows 7 guest and UBUNTU host

I have installed a Windows 7 as virtualbox-guest. My Ubuntu works as host. The sound is stuttering ugly. I tried to change that by changing the Audio-Controller to ICH AC97 and install the driver ...
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Pointing devices doesn't keep configuration

I'm not able to scroll by my touchpad after reboot. When I set from System > Preferences > Pointing devices the vertical scrolling, it works till reboot. My X11 current configuration is: Section ...
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Looking for info on debconf-set-selections/pre-configuration/pre-seeding specs format

The output of debconf-get-selection, once the comment and blank lines are filtered out, consists of records (i.e. rows) of 4 (or sometimes 3) whitespace-separated fields. For example1: d-i ...
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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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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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How to install software to a different hard drive? [duplicate]

Hello my main hard drive that I have Ubuntu installed on is almost completely used now so I need to figure out how to properly install software on a second hard drive(non-usb). I have already ...
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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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Remapping both mouse and keyboard to a gamepad

Since Halloween, I have been really enjoying Frictional Games' Amnesia on Ubuntu. My next goal is to get the other offerings they have. Unfortunately, there is not a gamepad setting for this game ...
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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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How do I reset GNOME to the defaults?

I was playing around with some settings, and now I need to reset GNOME to it's defaults - how do I do that?