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FreeNX terminates session immediately after login

I have installed FreeNX Server on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. I am using OpenNX (0.16.0725) The FreeNX session starts with a blank/black screen and an active cursor but then terminates without an error ...
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How to make 4 equally sized windows in corners of screen in GDM?

I recently saw this answer to a great question, and I wondered, is this also possible on Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and GDM, as well as on Compiz as the answer to that question shows? But the ...
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Configuring 000-default.conf to develop multiple sites at once

I'm trying to develop multiple Drupal-based websites on my local machine using Ubuntu 14.3. So I have to edit my 000-default.conf file of course. When I edit it like so I'm able to work successfully ...
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Could not apply the stored configuration for monitors - Ubuntu 14.04 Freezes

I downloaded updates to my PC; which was on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS; and the next thing I know it's upgrading Ubuntu. Now it's upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS; and when I login; it displays the following ...
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Ubuntu Server samba running as root?

I recently installed Ubuntu Server 10.04. I selected samba file server from the install menu and everything works fine. The problem is, the samba daemon is running as root which has me a little ...
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My application is not saving the configurations

So I moved from CentOS to Ubuntu 15.10 some hours back, And I am not able to install the applications properly. I installed Deluge and pycharm using app-get. The problem is every time I tried to ...
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Different wallpapers on multiple monitors

I have a laptop and a monitor. Most of the time my laptop is connected to the monitor over HDMI. I use Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 and here is what I want: When no monitor is connected I want a simple ...
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How to activate keybindings for GTKInspector?

I want to get involved with developing GNOME, and in their newcomers guide it told me about GTKInspector and it says: To enable the debugger, either start your app with GTK_DEBUG=interactive in ...
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How to make sure my computer clock is right and fix it if it is not? [duplicate]

I have recently noticed that the time on my computer isn't the same as on the others in my household, and I'm not sure if it's just them, or whether my machine has actually got the wrong time... So I ...
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FTP works from command line but not from “Connect to Server” GUI (vsftp)

I have vsftpd installed on my Ubuntu server. Here is my config: # Example config file /etc/vsftpd.conf # # The default compiled in settings are fairly paranoid. This sample file # loosens things up a ...
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Rygel showing deleted default folders

I have Rygel installed and configured on my home server, and have nothing in the default /user/Music;Videos;Pictures folders, so I would like to stop Rygel from searching and displaying them. I've ...
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Edit httpd.conf for restricting the user to access it from specific IP address

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS server. I want to restrict user from accessing a sub-domain. So I searched across web, so this link I found helpful but I can not access /etc/apache2/httpd.conf file as ...
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Unity launcher: combine click and modifier key (Shift, Alt, Ctrl, …)

In Unity launcher (icons on left side), is it possible to configure a .desktop file to, for instance, run something else if Control is pressed. For instance, Gimp below The file gimp.desktop in ...
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Dealing with php extensions - nginx and php-fpm

I had installed nginx php-fpm and mariadb, everything looks fine except I have some troubles with 2 extensions: php cannot find phalcon a web framework and json. so i tried to locate those: locate ...
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How to reset Ubuntu 14.04 completely

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 (dual boot - along with Windows 7) and I'm new to it. I needed to install Apache, MySQL and PHP as a part of my work. I installed each of those 3 packages separately using the ...
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Recursivly resolve aliases for tor hidden service with ssh

I run a couple of raspberry pis with hidden services on it (for remote access via SSH). I used to use a .ssh/config to get nice aliases for the hidden services. Something like: Host *.onion ...
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How to change the year to 2558?

I am a Buddhist, and if I cannot have a Buddhist calendar, I would at least like to have to Buddhist year, which is currently (in 2015) 2558. But due to the 2038 year problem, I'm not sure if I can do ...
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How to get the Traditional Buddhist Lunisolar calendar on Ubuntu GNOME?

I am wondering if there is anyway to easily change between calendars, or change between them at all? Specifically what I'm looking for is to be able to change my calendar to the Traditional Buddhist ...
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F.lux GUI doesn't open, unable the modify timezone/location

I installed F.Lux while living in Asia. It just asked about my timezone and it ran. It worked, but I had no access to the gui, which I guess was fine at the time. Now I'm back in Europe and this is ...
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How to increase waiting time for non responding programs?

I have installed a Ubuntu GNOME and found that I am getting lots of PROGRAM is not responding messages. I have either to "Force Quit" the program or "Wait" for it a little more. I've noticed that ...
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Where is syslog.conf?

I tried to move my stuff from CentOS to Ubuntu. Here is a problem I met: I would like find the corresponding CentOS /etc/syslog.conf file in Ubuntu? Basically, the file is used to control where those ...
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Default Sound configuration

On Ubuntu 15.10, why is the default input sound device an open microphone? The microphone should be used only when recording, not for general use. Is Ubuntu into the business of leaving open back ...
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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 add items to the indicator-session menu?

Is it possible to add to or edit the Session Indicator menu items? Is there an easy way to do this, or would it involve recompiling a custom build? I cannot find much relating to this online.
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How to change qTox's call ring?

When you are called on qTox you hear some sort of ring, is there any way to replace that ring with a custom one? So for instance I have an mp4 file which I would like it to play instead of the default ...
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How to install and configure IPython so it uses Python3.2 on 11.10?

How to install and configure IPython so it uses Python3.2 on 11.10? I've checked that by installing sudo apt-get install ipython will use python2.7. [EDIT1] $ sudo python3 configure.py ...
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Monitor Configuration

Upon booting, I get the following: Could not apply the stored configuration for monitors none of the selected modes were compatible with the possible modes: Trying modes for CRTC 63 CRTC 63: trying ...
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configuration settings will not load

An error occurred while loading or saving configuration information for maximum.some of you configuration settings may not work properly. Help? I don't know what to do
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What does it mean to make Tox “portable”?

I have recently followed this guide and installed qTox, and I have noticed this section in the settings: So what does it mean to make Tox "portable", and why is this something potentially dangerous ...
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Changing target of Docker changes /media location

This is probably just a misunderstanding of how the file system in ubuntu 14.04 works. If I to an ls /media/guy -l then the output looks like: drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Apr 6 2015 ...
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Will this custom PC configuration work on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

With the number of inconsistencies on what hardware works with various linux flavors, i wondered if anyone could tell me if this will work or not for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Motherboard: Asus M5A97 AM3+ AMD ...
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Problem installing elementary desktop on Ubuntu

I was trying to install elementary desktop on Ubuntu but I get the following error: dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of libecore-dev: libecore-dev depends on libglib2.0-dev; however: ...
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How to disable Java in the browser for all users?

After reading this news I decided that I would disable Java in my browser, so I opened up the Java Control Panel and went to the Security tab: However after unticking Enable Java content in the ...
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What is the key combination to move an application to a different workspace in Lubuntu?

Is there a hot-key combination to move application between different workspaces in Lubuntu? I'm looking for a key combination similar to Ctlr-Alt-Shift (Ubuntu). I tried modifying the ...
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apache2 permissions problem

I want to change my apache root directory. I have followed various guides on the internet but it doesn't seem to work. When I serve to localhost I get a 403 forbidden error shown in my browser. Also ...
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Web server woes - only display home page on all sites

I'm running Ubuntu server 15 and am migrating all my websites, a combo of Wordpress and drupal sites to the new server - from Ubuntu server 14. It's all working fine BUT I can only view the URLs eg. ...
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How to correctly create a virtual file system?

A task in my homework assignment asks me to create a virtual file system, mount it, and perform some operations on it. I am supposed to create a file of 10 MB whose bits are all set to 0, format it ...
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How to disable lightdm?

I want to disable lightdm from autostart. Currenty, I run service lightdm disable from terminal, then run startx. update-rc.d doesnt help
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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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How to set order of screens for xmonad when navigating?

I have three hardware monitors, and currently when I use Alt + W, E, R, the focus switches from right, left, middle. This is a bit confusing, and I like to have the order to be W->left, E->middle, ...
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How to only allow certain apps to find your geographical location

Currently in the Privacy section of the Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 (GNOME 3.18) System Settings one can only seemingly activate and deactivate the Application Services option globally for all applications, so ...
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Where's the terminal setting which controls window open placement?

I'm using an ubuntu server with fluxbox. Windows are opening top left. Would like to switch to open center. Is there a configuration file for this setting? Where is this file on ubuntu server.
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Find MAC address in the filesystem

My laptop is down, but I need to extract its MAC address thas was previously used to establish wifi connection. The filesystem was cloned, so I am trying to find any configurational file which ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - driver for Dymo labelwriter 450 fastest printer

I have this super fast label writer printer which works perfect in Windows 7 but i need to use it in Ubuntu 13.10 because my Python software is only Ubuntu 13.10 compatible. But when i do printing it ...
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Help tracking down /org

While checking something with dconf watch I saw the following path pop up again and again: /org/freedesktop/tracker/miner/files/index-recursive-directories However, when I try to navigate to the ...
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Where is “Settings” information stored?

When I tweak a setting in the Settings menu in Ubuntu, where is that information stored? For example if I add a custom keyboard shortcut, or set my default display, where does is this information ...
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nginx + php-fpm high load - Warning pool www seems to be busy

I'm getting this messages: [26-Oct-2015 21:45:07] WARNING: [pool www] seems busy (you may need to increase pm.start_servers, or pm.min/max_spare_servers), spawning 16 children, there are 97 idle, and ...
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How to change name in top bar for an application in GNOME?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and I would like to be able to change the text for an application in the top bar. So for instance how would I change this: To just Firefox?
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What linux operating system to use? [duplicate]

First, i am really sorry because i am a big beginner with Linux. I searched the internet for a suitable solution,but everything just confuses me. Well i have a very old notebook...not exactly but a ...
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trying to Install UnixODBC on ubuntu AND launch the GUI ODBCManageDataSourcesQ4

I am not able to run unixODBC on ubuntu. Please help. enter image description here Scrennshot Showing Error when launched ODBCManageDataSourcesQ4 More Error Messages