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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ~/.config/...
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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 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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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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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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Do I need to force xorg.conf usage?

My setup doesn't use xorg.conf by default; however I intend to create it in order to use RandR effectively... Do I need to to force usage of xorg.conf or will Ubuntu detect and use it automatically?
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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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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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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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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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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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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. Screenshot Showing Error when launched ODBCManageDataSourcesQ4: More Error Messages:
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local network: how to change broadcast address (with GUI)

Is there a way, to change the broadcast address for network config via GUI? if I set my network config to "auto", connection establishes with following information for IPv4: IP-Address: 192.168.0.5 ...
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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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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 /etc/apache2/sites-...
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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 change tomcat 8 port

I am trying to change the Tomcat's port to 80 in Ubuntu 14.04 through this configuration [conf/server.xml]: <Connector port="8080" protocol="HTTP/1.1" connectionTimeout="20000" ...
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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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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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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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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. define(`SMART_HOST',`mail.domain....
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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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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 example....
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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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Cannot install curl-config in Ubuntu 12.04

When trying to install the R package RCurl I get the following error: checking for curl-config... no Cannot find curl-config ERROR: configuration failed for package ‘RCurl’ Yet, curl-config exists ...
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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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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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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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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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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 19:42:26.724\",\"...