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How to get more than cows from cowsay

I have recently installed cowsay and am using it to amuse me by piping the output from fortune to it. And although this is great, I understand that you can get more than just cows with cowsay, and I ...
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Configuring USB Dongle on Ubuntu Server

I have a USB 4G Internet dongle which I want to configure to use on my Ubuntu Server, unlike the Ubuntu desktop version, it does not auto detect the dongle and start working as soon as I plug it in. ...
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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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df -h shows different size on nfs client than on nfs server

I am running ubuntu 14.04 LTS on two servers in AWS. One is running nfsd and the other is running the client. I made a 250GB EBS volume and shared it, then I went onto the client and mounted it. ...
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How does Apache find /var/www

Sometimes you run into a problem when you know you will be embarrassed when you hear the solution. I have a very simple setup of Apache on Ubuntu 14.04 and deleted everything from ...
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How do I fix the configuration for monitors?

I'm new to Ubuntu and I've been using it for about 2 weeks now and I have the following problem: I installed the NVidia driver version 331.38. Then I restarted the computer and after I logged-in a ...
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Scripted changing kernel config with dependency?

I'm new to kernel configuration I'm doing hardware driver testing work which require building the kernel alot of times. with some few config option enable/disable. So I just asking if is there any way ...
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How to limit user folder access using VSFTP?

I'm trying to use VSFTPD with the following configuration, using a VM with Ubuntu 14.04. I'm able to login into my virtual sftp server normally but my client user is able to navigate between the ...
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Crossfire Resets When Lightdm Restarts Ubuntu 15.04

So I had Crossfire running on 14.04, but I decided to update to 15.04 and now it's acting strange. I've gone through the typical steps of commenting out everything in /etc/init/gpu-manager.conf, and ...
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Change spacing of icons in Indicator Applet Complete, preferably by editing a config file?

Changing icon spacing within Application Indicator Complete. If at all possible, I'd like to space them with about 1-3px between each one. https://launchpad.net/indicator-applet [Website] I'm ...
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How to set a custom text highlighting colour

If you use the Adwaita theme you get Blue as the highlighting colour, for Numix you get Red/Orange (not sure exactly which), I have Numix, and like it, but I would like to change the highlighting ...
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GPS configure for Navit

I need to connect my USB GPS device to Navit that runs on Ubuntu. I have done: gpsd /dev/ttyUSB0 and then run xgps to test GPS device. I see some satellites and data on screen. Now I would like to ...
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How to lock Deluge's configuration files to prevent their modification?

I'm setting up a seedbox for 3 users on Ubuntu Server 15.04. Each user runs his copy of deluged and deluge-web and has its home directory where deluge's configuration files reside. I optimized the ...
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HSDPA modem only working on certain USB ports

Depending on which USB port I use to connect my HSDPA modem, the network manager will connect to the internet or not. I used to work (i.e. established a internet connection automatically) on all ...
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How to create a limited use Lubuntu custom desktop?

I'm working on a project for a nonprofit cultural center. I’m trying to develop a limited desktop using Lubuntu. The idea is to provide a basic desktop, maybe only four icons, Chrome, OpenOffice, ...
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How can I disable Ctrl+Q for all applications (system wide)?

A lot of applications like Firefox, Chrome etc, get closed when I accidentally press Ctrl+Q instead of Ctrl+W because of the proximity of the Q and W keys on the keyboard. Is there a way this shortcut ...
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How to enable SFTP Support in cURL?

I have installed curl-7.27.0 and it is working fine how ever it is not working is run below command to find whether it is now, but it showed that : Result of the command curl -V ...
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How can I remap “special” keys in xkb?

I've been trying to migrate my keyboard mapping from xmodmap to xkb, but I'm having some trouble. I can see where to modify the "normal" keys, in /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbol/us for me, but this file ...
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Can't bind Super + w in xbindkeys, all other combos work fine

I am trying to set key bindings for my mouse buttons with xbindkeys and I'd like to set one of them to spread the windows as if I'd pressed Super+W but for some reason this one won't bind properly it ...
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sendmail not working with smtp

I try to configure sendmail to use an SMTP connection to send mails instead sending it from localhost. I've added following lines to sendmail.mc and recompiled it. ...
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I have neither grub.conf nor menu.lst

I just compiled my own kernel for the first time. Because it is mentioned in a tutorial, I now want to check whether the kernel got written into the grub.conf file. Well, I did not find a grub.conf ...
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Change preferred applications in GNOME 3 fallback

I can't find out how to change my preferred application since I'm using GNOME 3 fallback (two panel style) in Oneiric.
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libjpeg-turbo unrecognized option

I'm trying to compile libjpeg-turbo with hardware acceleration enabled. Whenever I run this ../configure CPPFLAGS=’-O3 -pipe -fPIC -mfpu=neon -mfloat-abi=hard’ it says configure: error: ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 - Error on line 1 char 1

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 for some weeks now dual booted with Vista on a Dell Inspiron laptop. I use a dual monitor set up which was working fine. I unplugged my laptop once from the external ...
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How to change colours in bash prompt

I have followed the instructions here and in the howto link that is provided there. However nowhere does it appear to say how I can change the colours of the different parts, because currently I set ...
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How do I recover the default version of some configuration file?

By accident, I messed up a configuration file. How do I recover the default version without reinstalling or affecting other things?
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What is the virbr0 interface used for?

virbr0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr a2:17:ea:e3:47:7e inet addr:192.168.122.1 Bcast:192.168.122.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX ...
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Booting system without full network configuration, how to reverse?

Hi I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I have not been able to connect to the internet through a cable from the satellite. So I found the following advice: start the terminal and type gksu gedit ...
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msp430-gcc compiling error

In a last post problems with path of msp430 gcc I've could solve the problem with the msp430-gcc version... My problem now is that wen I go to contikis folder to compile a simple hello-world ...
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How to make the Gnome Terminal transparent [duplicate]

I have been having to use the Xfce 4 Terminal because I want to have a see through background, and I couldn't get it working in the Gnome Terminal, but as there are some disadvantages of using the ...
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How to set up a default system configuration (packages, config)?

I need a way to customize my system automatically either at install time or right after. Example (system just finished installing): Install a custom list of packages (e.g. gimp, inkscape, certain ...
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How to keep the Firefox Health Report on, but stop the data sharing

I am running the latest version of Firefox (currently Firefox 40) which has the option to generate the Firefox Health Report: However, unlike on Windows and the Mac, there is currently no obvious ...
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Lost PostgreSQL connections after database package reinstall

I upgraded my home server from 12.04 to 14.04 which came with PostgreSQL 9.3. Unexperienced, I forgot to verify which clusters I was running. I uninstalled 8.4 and 9.1 (Aptitude classified them as ...
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Correct way to set which clang binaries to use

I just installed clang 3.6. What is the good way to set the system to use the new version. For example, it is installed into /usr/lib/llvm-3.6 directory, but if I am in home directory, and type in ...
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tomcat7's CATALINA_HOME in Debian/Ubuntu

Where is tomcat7's CATALINA_HOME in Debian/Ubuntu, and more importantly how did you find it? I'm OK with Debian rearranging default software installations, but we must be able to find out where basic ...
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How can I revert a config file back to the originally installed version after I have edited it?

I want to revert a file in /etc/ back to its originally-installed form. I have edited the file since it was installed. How can I revert this config file? Apt is smart enough not to overwrite edited ...
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Who reads `/etc/default/keyboard`?

And I do not care about the console here (I care about X11)... I see in /var/log/Xorg.0.log that my X-server picks up xkb_rules evdev from somewhere I can’t find. It also seems to take xkb_model and ...
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How to get a proper Firefox History view?

I have noticed that unlike in other browsers, in Firefox there is no proper History view as such, because the only way to get a history in the right order is to set it on Most Recent Viewed (if you go ...
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How to prevent the dimming of my desktop picture when enabling icons on desktop?

I have recently noticed that when having the Icons on desktop feature enabled in gnome-tweak-tool: That my desktop image is slightly darker than it is when the feature is disabled, and I have ...
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X server started with “-nolisten tcp” in spite of DisallowTCP=false in /etc/gdm/custom.conf

I need to configure a X server in Ubuntu 15.04 gnome which should listening for remote connection on port 6000. I configured my gdm as per askubuntu question: How to make X.org listen to remote ...
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“install” new config file

Hello I am a relatively new user and hope this is the right place to ask this question. I am trying to get a Huawei 3g dongle to work. I think I found the answer but I don't know how to implement ...
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Create install script based off existing system

I have an Ubuntu install that I have been using for about two years. It's getting a little wonky and I also may have to switch to a dual-boot setup with Windows due to a program my school requires. I ...
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Will Ubuntu Run? [duplicate]

I would like to know if ubuntu 15.04 will run on my Asus Laptop. Below is the configuration 1.33GHz Intel Atom 2GB Ram 7.5 GB Harddisk Space(With Windows 8.1 already installed) Intel HD Graphics ...
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DNS server testing and configuration

You are required to configure and test a DNS server. Configure a DNS server with both forward and reverse lookup. You should configure a domain name zone of .itc514.edu, and a reverse name mapping ...
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send json log file to logstash with logstash forwarder but see wrong log in kibana

I have an app that writes logs to a json file that named allapp.json, Each log entry is a JSON object. An example of it looks like the following: "{\"timestamp\":\"2015-08-30 ...
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How do I use non-regular variant of a font in Ubuntu?

How do I use non-regular variant of a font in Ubuntu? Simply stating, I was trying to use light variant of a font. However, I couldn't. Every time I select those light variant, Ubuntu reluctantly ...
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Creating 2 DNS names for 2 domains on one static IP - Ubuntu

I have VPS Ubuntu 15.04 and there I have configured DNS for one of my external domains. This is sample of configuration at '/etc/bind/named.conf.local': zone "test.com" { type master; ...
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Virtual terminals filling 1/4 of monitor space

I don't want X11. This is done, but the cols/rows of my virtual terminals is too small. I have the font set to one I like. I have already followed much advice but I just cannot find a way to make the ...
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How to access the grub boot menu in order to generate bootchart?

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, and I am wanting to generate a bootchart to help me diagnose some system problems, however in the guide it says: So how do I access the grub boot menu in order to ...