Questions related to configuration of Ubuntu software.

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How to mark some file in debian package as config?

I want to make my own Debian package, which contains some default config file. I don't want this file to be rewritten after update with dpkg -i. What are the ways to solve my problem?
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Do files at /etc/apt/sources.list.d need to have an extension '.list'?

In /etc/apt/sources.list.d I have several files for custom repositories. All the names of those files end with .list. Is it obligatory that files in that folder should end with that extension? If ...
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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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How to re-read pulseaudio client configuration without rebooting?

I use to modify from time to time the configuration of /etc/pulseaudio/client.conf for commmenting or not that option: default-server = 192.168.0.10 That server is another Ubuntu and is connected to ...
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Linux Container Creation

I am new to linux containers and when I create a linux container with the help of the command lxc-create, it comes up with the following error : configuration path /var/lib/lxc not found The command ...
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How to configure bluetooth applet to start OFF or as the last state when logging in?

Every time I log in, bluetooth is ON and I cannot change this behavior from the bluetooth applet. Is this a bad design or is there a reason why it is like this? How can I change it?
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What order are config files loaded under linux when there are multiple sources?

I understand the main principle that local configuration files precede global /etc/ configuration files. What I really need though is some more detail on this because sometimes it's not obvious. The ...
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Can't resize font with “ctrl [ shift ] +” and “ctrl [ shift ] - ” in wmii

In my company, I have a Ubuntu 14.04 installed in a virtualbox, I installed wmii on it, everything works fine. But at home, I'm using legitimate Ubuntu 13.10, and installed a wmii on it. The font ...
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recompiling ubuntu problem

I want to use fault_injection framework. When I use this script: ./failcmd.sh it show this error: failslab not available So I want to enable fault_injection with menuconfig After change ...
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SSH Login Display

So I enabled the banner which displays a nice ascii art text for me. Once I enter my password, some system stats come up, my last login info, and this is where the server tells me if there are ...
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Recommended Ubuntu version [duplicate]

I need compatible Ubuntu version no. to install on the following configuration CPU P4- 512MB RAM 300 MHZ CLOCK FREQU
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Display configuration

I am SSH into a virtual ubuntu proxy server and would like to capture the configuration like I do for Cisco gear using show run. If I can just get it to display I can capture it through like Putty. ...
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apache not including site config

I have added a config file to my /etc/apache2/sites-available and added a link to /etc/apache2/sites-enabled. Yet if I restart my server and check with apache2ctl -S, I only get the virtualhost from ...
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Byobu screen default for all users

I have installed byobu in my ubuntu 12.04 server installation and set as backend to use screen. What i am trying to do without success is to have all users on my system to use byobu having also ...
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Screen,graphics card and input seeting problem

I am new to Linux. Today I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop, which is Acer Aspire E1 572G. After installing I am getting this pop-up every single time when I start my laptop. ""Your ...
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How to Configure VSFTPD?

I've been at this for hours. I basically want to be able to upload / manage a website on my new Ubuntu server, using FileZilla from my windows 7 machine. I have installed vsftpd on the server, but I ...
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Ubuntu won't finish booting

So I have a Windows 8 PC that also can run Ubuntu (my computer is a Dell Inspiron) but every time I try to run Ubuntu it takes about 2 minutes and then shuts off my computer. I don't understand why. ...
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uninstalled libgconf2-4 by mistake now i cant reinstall it, need help [duplicate]

You might want to run apt-get -f install to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: aisleriot : Depends: libgconf-2-4 (>= 2.31.1) but it is not going to be installed ...
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Delete user changes after the end of a session

In my university's labs (running ubuntu 14.04) I have noticed that some people like to make quite a lot of changes - visual and config. I personally think that everyone should be able to work with a ...
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Unable to change almost any configuration from my desktop

first, apologies for my english. Well, my problem is that if I can't change any configuration. some examples: 1-can't unlock any apps from the Launcher. 2-can't disable online searchs on the Dash. ...
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Is there a GUI for configuring the Radeon Open Source Drivers and Mesa 3D similar to Catalyst Control Center?

Is it possible to change the settings of the radeon open source drivers and Mesa 3D graphics library? I am thinking of something similar to Catalyst Control Center that would allow me to control ...
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How to transfer transmission configuration to another machine?

I'd like to know how can I keep my old Transmission data when I do a new system installation. Is there any way to keep my statistics, rate upload/download, etc., and use them in my new installation?
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Set nginx configuration file to different location

I'm trying to keep all my server code/configuration files in one place. I tried nginx -c /var/www/nginx.conf but received the following error: nginx: [emerg] open() "/var/www/mime.types" failed (2: ...
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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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Unity: Nautilus folder opens in background

I am used to open a folder from the keyboard with a shortcut. The alternatives are: Use Unity Dash with the shortcut SUPER + F to open the Dash File Lens Open Kupfer with the configured shortcut ...
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Configuration of the Network Manager via DBus: how to set the ad hoc mode

I have an hard nut to crack: a nice bottle of italian Chianti wine to the solver! :) To automatically configure WiFi, I first have to kill the Network Manager and than activate the WiFi via the ...
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How can I redirect *.localhost to 127.0.0.1 in Ubuntu 14.04?

I used to be able to make foo.localhost, bar.localhost, etc. resolve to 127.0.0.1 by adding address=/localhost/127.0.0.1 to /etc/dnsmasq.conf But dnsmasq.conf doesn't exist in Ubuntu 14.04, and ...
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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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Cannot compile tarball

I have a tarball, gimp-2.6.6.tar.bz2, and I extracted it to /usr/local/src/gimp-2.6.6 then did cd /usr/local/src/gimp-2.6.6 Next I did ./configure It put all that stuff into terminal, ...
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How do I set a password for root and skip creating an additional user during Ubuntu 14.04 Server installation?

It appears that Ubuntu 14.04 Server disabled the root account during installation (by not setting its password). I have been unable to find any way to set the password for the root user during the ...
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Live USB boot failure: “No Default or UI configuration directive Found”

I'm new, so i beg your pardon from the outset. I've reviewed a few other people's questions who had the same problem. I'm an utter noob to linux and would love to give it a try. hence the bootable ...
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Starting a process (sudo start) on boot up

So once I log into my Ubuntu VM I launch my application by doing a sudo app Now I want my application to get started while booting. I tried it by creating an rc. script but nothing seems to work. ...
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PHP configured with “magic_quotes_gpc=Off” but phpinfo() shows it as 'On'

I've a problem on my Ubuntu Server 12.04 with PHP. As per /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini: ; http://php.net/magic-quotes-gpc magic_quotes_gpc = Off But the phpinfo.php says that Magic quotes are ON... ...
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Step by Step Install of MAAS and JUJU

I am working on understanding the pieces that I am missing in being able to deploy Juju across the other MAAS nodes. I don't know If I have a step out of place, or missing a few. The MaaS server ...
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Synaptics touchpad synclient TapButton2 option

I have a problem with my touchpad configuration. I would like to change the two-finger behaviour to middle button click, instead of right button. So I type in the console: synclient TapButton2=2 ...
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How to find which WiFi frequencies are being used the most near by?

We have a lot of WiFi connections nearby and I'd like to know which band has the least interference. I'd like to to know how many connections are on each band and pick the best to configure my router ...
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How do I enable auto-login in LightDM?

I want user foo to auto-login using LightDM (which has been used by Ubuntu since version 11.10). How would I do that?
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Can't find .config folder in Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm reading instruction to move files into .config folder tree specifically ~/.config/geany/filedefs/, but can't find it in Ubuntu 14.04.
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How to setup network configuration for static ip address in Virtualbox?

My isp has a static ip address. Therefore, whenever I use the guest machine in VirtualBox, I have to set the network to NAT. All other VM's get the same ip address; if I set network to bridged, I am ...
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The grub can be scheduled? This means: changing default 'entry' (auto login) at defined periods of time automatically?

For example: 00:00:00 to 06:00:00 -> Slitaz 06:00:01 to 13:00:00 -> Ubuntu 13:00:01 to 19:00:00 -> Fedora 19:00:01 to 23:59:59 -> openSUSE Can grub change default 'entry' automatically? ...
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Grub Customizer Submenu Not Working

To begin I will confess that I am relatively new to Ubuntu, so much of this is a learning experience for me but a learning experience I am open to nonetheless. My problem largely is that when ...
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Origin of environment variables in scripts under /etc/network/if-*.d

I'd like to pass some configuration options to the script /etc/network/if-pre-up.d/ethtool, which looks like this on my system: #!/bin/sh ETHTOOL=/sbin/ethtool test -x $ETHTOOL || exit 0 [ ...
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autogen.sh not found for webkit

I'm trying to install Webkit in ubuntu 12.04 following this instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WebKit When I get to this instruction: ./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr I got an error ...
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How to configure a lan connection for to computers in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am a student and I really need this for a project. I need to know how can I configure a LAN connection in ubuntu . where should I start from? which commands should be used in terminal?
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Is there a database with all default configuration files for each release?

I would like to see each configuration file in /etc for all packages, so I can compare the default configuration of one Ubuntu release with the next one. I need this to find a solution for the ...
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SSH keys: How to start from scratch without reinstalling anything

I already have SSH functioning well with my server, to achieve this I have made edits to sshd_config and imported keys to my server. I am now planning to rejig my security, and would like to ...
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Where is OpenVPN's client configuration from Network-manager's OpenVPN plugin?

I know how to write and when to put OpenVPN's config files for clients but I would like to be able to see the config files generated by network-manager-openvpn plugin. (For instance to change logging ...
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Setting up proxy to ignore all local addresses

I am trying to bypass the proxy for all addresses that are local network addresses. Such as http://test/ and http://mymachine/ and http://hismachine/ Is there an easy way to do that?
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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 installing by sudo apt-get install ipython will uses python2.7. [EDIT1] $ sudo python3 configure.py ...
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How to make pulseaudio work again?

I was having problems with sound (mono only output), so following advice from another askubuntu question I made some edits in /etc/pulse/default.pa After rebooting I had no sound at all. So I deleted ...