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What does it mean to restart your session?

I just went into the gnome-control-center > Region & Language and changed the Formats section to Russian Federation, however now it is tell me to restart the session: But what does this mean?...
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how to use ubuntu server 12.04 for hosting website without server

i have installed ubuntu server 12.04, but i don't have a router and the installation can not be proccessed without a router, because in newtwork is have choose briged connection. how can you install ...
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Change static IP other than editing /etc/network/interfaces file and network manager

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10. I installed Asterisk 11. During install one of the steps was to set static IP in /etc/network/interfaces. I did that and all is well. I've since been working away. Today I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Location of the setting file of indicator-multiload

Where the setting file of indicator-multiload exists? It is needed to backup and restore the preferences.
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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 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 ...