Questions related to configuration of Ubuntu software.

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How do I change available encodings in leafpad?

Leafpad in its save file dialog offers several encodings in a drop down list and a possibility to use any other encoding by entering its name via a keyboard. How can I change the encodings in the drop ...
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Where are the configuration files that correspond to the system settings menu stored?

In 14.04, I want to make a copy of my system settings (specifically my display), so that I can copy it into a virtual machine and have everything be the same every time I break and reinstall my ...
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ntlmaps GUI configuration and how to close ntlmaps if it is running?

I installed ntlmaps. Immediately after the installation was done, I got a window that allowed me to configure the program. Now I can't find how to launch this GUI configuration window again. Anyone ...
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Qt 5 configuration

I have a problem setting Qt5 apps correctly on my computer. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with KDE4, I have configured the look in the KDE system settings and that look is used in every qt4 apps and gtk ...
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Enable all HTTP methods on Apache

I have set up a completely plain Apache web server (version 2.4.7) on Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS. I want to enable other HTTP methods such as PUT and DELETE for some testing purposes. I edited my ...
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SNMPD on boot is not working as expected

I am monitoring some computers on my enterprise network via SNMP. For some reason the SNMPD service is not working as expected after reboot on Ubuntu hosts. Looking at pstree, I can see the snmpd ...
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How to change hostname [duplicate]

I have updated my system's hostname in /etc/hostname file as master. I have also mapped my /etc/hosts file like <ip> master Still, when I type $ hostname, I get a different hostname. I ...
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i'm facing an error trying to install or update any package? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and 2 or 3 months ago the system was updating but the internet went down then the system couldn't update correctly, since then I'm facing this error: Package operation ...
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Unparseable output from pylint in emacs

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 (clean upgrade, not in-place). I found that I couldn't call pylint from within emacs (M-x pylint) as I used to, so I installed the package python-mode. Now ...
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How to prevent go to dpkg-reconfigure mode during installing

Is there any switch which tell apt-get command not to go to dpkg-reconfigure mode during ? I mean, we go to configure mode after installation?
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How to set MTU for autoconfigured interfaces

I have a computer that may have multiple network devices, which are only in some cases available. Currently all network devices are configured completely automatically. Now I need to set the MTU for ...
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Blank screen after logon [closed]

With the help of my local FreeGeek neighbours, I installed Ubuntu 3.5.0-49-generic as a dual boot (GRUB 1.99-21ubuntu3.14) on my old XP machine: Mobo: ASUS P4P800 CPU: Pentium 4, 2.60 GHz RAM: 1 GB ...
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Append options to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT without modification on files

I want to add an option to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT without modifying any files on the system. The reason is that I want to apply it by installing a driver package, but currently I haven't found any ...
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Ubuntu mirroring two screens

I have two monitors: one build in display and oen oculus rift. What I want to do is test my oculus rift by mirroring my screen across both devices, however both devices don' t share any resolutions, ...
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Nginx reverse proxy and subdomains

I have some problem with Nginx configuration. I've already searched for an issue but the proposed solutions I saw didn't work for me. I have some apps on a tomcat server and some apps on a jboss ...
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Configuration changes disappear after kernel updates

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and have had to make a few configuration changes. Specifically, I fixed the ro/rw issue in grub.cfg and added more swap space, both times making edits using gksudo. ...
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Terminal Opens to Home Directory

This may be solved by a simple navigation command, but all of a sudden my terminal opens to [username:/home/username] $ instead of the normal username@computername:$ is this a configuration error or ...
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how to compile uclinux on ubuntu?

I am configuring the uclinux in Linux ubuntu platform.After I make selection for the vendor and vendor product,it comes to a halt at the command window, but according to my user guide i have to still ...
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How to Change Locale Lang setting in Ubuntu 12.04

locale command should be . LANG=en_US.UTF-8. My setting are . locale LANG=en_AU.UTF-8 LANGUAGE=en_AU:en LC_CTYPE="C" LC_NUMERIC="C" LC_TIME="C" LC_COLLATE="C" LC_MONETARY="C" LC_MESSAGES="C" ...
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lm-sensors issues with sensors

When I configure any machine with ubuntu I setup lm-sensors to work, I have one machine in my house that before was with ubuntu 12.04, but it had a problem, than I had to reinstall ubuntu, so I've ...
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Deploy web application to local juju enviroment

I am new to juju. So far i have installed juju and configure in local Ubuntu server. I have web application and i want to deploy this web app into juju server. I read more articles but they said crate ...
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How do Remap-* statements work in apt-cacher-ng?

I've just started using apt-cacher-ng to cache my apt-get downloads. Whenever I start it I get this error: WARNING: No URL list file matching file:backends_gentoo found in config or support ...
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Is there a “Settings history”, or a log of changes in configuration?

P.S. I have just found Is it possible to monitor dconf for changes? It, together with the answer by Volker Siegel, answers my question. A note for Xubuntu users: some settings are not in dconf, but in ...
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sudo dpkg-reconfigure foo

many and many and many times I see sudo dpkg-reconfigure foo what is that? seems to be configuration? but what is the relation between that and .conf file? is there any file which store this ...
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How to completely reset ubuntu networking settings?

I would like to reset my network settings and services entirely as if starting from scratch. I had recently installed Ubuntu a few days ago, and deleted a important boot file. After installing Ubuntu ...
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Nvidia layout inconsistencies when saving to x configuration file (Ubuntu 14.04)

I am having trouble saving to the x config file from the nvidia x server settings. When I click the "Save to X Configuration File" button, I get "The current layout has some inconsistencies". Under ...
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Dnscrypt on ubuntu 14.04

How can I use Dnscrypt on Ubuntu 14.04? Guides on the web don't seem to work. I don't even know how to post this properly. Wow.
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Looking for info on debconf-set-selections/pre-configuration/pre-seeding specs format

The output of debconf-get-selection, once the comment and blank lines are filtered out, consists of records (i.e. rows) of 4 (or sometimes 3) whitespace-separated fields. For example1: d-i ...
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Configure Junos Pulse in Ububtu

Could any one please tell me the correct procedure for configuring Junos Pulse in Ubuntu 14.04? I successfully installed Java in my system: indmaxadmin@indmaxadmin:~$ java -version java version ...
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spamassassin does not honour local.cf

I updated my /etc/spamassassin/local.cf spamassassin file to update some score rules. However, even after restarting spamassassin (via service), the new score are not shown in spam emails. In fact, ...
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Fluxbox aterm transparency

I set up a script that runs once fluxbox is started and it opens a terminal(aterm). This terminal is supposed to have a level of trasparency different than the others and it reamins in the ...
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ubuntu 14.04 configure help

well it seems that my Firefox is only a small problem in a much bigger problem. I have discovered that I have an error of some sort in my configuration. How do I find out what is wrong and how do I ...
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How to install software to a different hard drive? [duplicate]

Hello my main hard drive that I have Ubuntu installed on is almost completely used now so I need to figure out how to properly install software on a second hard drive(non-usb). I have already ...
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permissions for SugarCRM in /var/www/html/

I downloaded SugarCRM community edition, unzipped and moved it, with sudo, to /var/www/html/ but keep getting errors when navigating to http://dur.bounceme.net/sugar or localhost/sugar (I renamed the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS - runtime video card configuration through Radeon driver [closed]

How does one configure Radeon video cards when using the open source Radeon driver - power profile, vsync, etc? Why I try the widely documented solution (against overheating) that worked for me under ...
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How can I have the HOME directory for one user on an external drive?

I want to have the HOME directory of one user on an external drive and the HOME directories of all other users in the usual place.
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Install Ubuntu without Setup

I'm trying to create an Ubuntu install script which will install Ubuntu onto a machine such that, at next boot, the user will be prompted to perform the normal setup tasks such as picking a system ...
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Modify the list of programs presented to open images in evolution?

In Evolution, I can open a pull down menu to select an application for opening attached image files. Since I have Gimp installed, it occurs on this list. How can I remove this option from the drop ...
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How can I decrease the volume increment in 14.04?

I know that this has already been asked a lot, but all solutions that I found are old, pre - Unity. So, I am asking again: How can I decrease the sound increment(or decrement) that happens when the ...
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trackpad configuration settings

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a System76 Galago UltrPro. I have not been able to configure the trackpad and get the settings to stick. I am trying to change the sensitivity and palm detection, those ...
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SSH user client config with host wildcards

I have this in my ~/.ssh/config file: Host jupiter HostName jupiter.engin.x.edu User rob Host *.engin.x.edu User bladex Local user is 'rob' and I want to use the username 'bladex' for every ...
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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 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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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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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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What types are allowed in config.yaml in juju charms?

The "config.yaml" settings inside juju charms contain a type - e.g.: pip_no_index: default: False type: boolean description: "Prevent pip connecting to Python Package Index to download ...
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Automated installation of “ubuntu-12.04.1-server-amd64”

The physical server contains two HDD, and Raid1 mirror relation has been established between them as shown in attachment. In ks.cfg , the information related to partitioning as as follow: #Partition ...
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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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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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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 ...