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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where are the mouse button settings in Ubuntu 14.04?

I had my Evoluent VerticalMouse set up to work using HAL FDI files in Ubuntu GNOME 13.10 and before. However, these no longer are respected by Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 so what configuration files are being ...
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Who reads `/etc/default/keyboard`?

And I do not care about the console here (I care about X11)... I see in /var/log/Xorg.0.log that my X-server picks up xkb_rules evdev from somewhere I can’t find. It also seems to take xkb_model and ...
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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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What's the correct MAAS DHCP configuration?

I've set up a MAAS controller by following this documentation: http://maas.ubuntu.com/docs1.4/cluster-configuration.html However, when I got to the DHCP configurations I was a little puzzled. The ...
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How to add Active Directory users as sudoers

I'm following this article. What I've done: I can connect to Active Directory I can login to the Active Directory Now what I'm looking for is a way to make any active directory user a sudoer. I'm ...
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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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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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How to start tomcat7 when catalina.sh does not work?

I installed tomcat7 via the command sudo apt-get install tomcat7, now I went to /usr/share/tomcat7/bin and inputted catalina.sh but the following error occured Cannot find ...
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How can I store printers locally?

I usually upgrade to a new version of Ubuntu by making a clean install. I do use a separate /home partition, so most of my application settings stay in place. One thing that bothers me though, is ...
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Ubuntu installation with disk partition [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu, so please guide me on how the partition of a 500 GB HDD has to be made. If I go to the two partitions, then ask no root file mounted, then the installation does not continue. ...
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update-grub Not Respecting Preferences from /etc/default/grub

Following the advice from an answer to How do I remove or hide old kernel versions to clean up the boot menu or free space?, I found myself having to put up with the GRUB boot menu every time I ...
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Make Ubuntu acknowledge that a custom built version of PHP is installed

I'm trying to install PHP from source code on my Ubuntu 12.04 VPS. I'm using these parameters in the configure command: --enable-intl --with-openssl --without-pear --with-gd --with-jpeg-dir=/usr ...
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changes in etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf get ignored

Im wanting to never use a specified DNS Server so I tried using reject ip address as suggested here to my question: How to make Ubuntu never use specified DNS server? (DNSLeak issues) but setting ...
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Using Home Directory Variable in Config file

I am editing a config file where I need to specify the full path of a file. However rather than using /home/user/blafile I would like to use something similar to ~/blafile where ~ is understood by ...
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Shellinabox with Apache

I want to run Shellinabox on the same port 80(/443) as my Apache server. I was following this tutorial. But I can't get it to work... When I go to http://ip/shell it doesn't work. But when I go ...
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How can i determine where grub is loading its config

I have installed ubuntu on a touch laptop, its 64bit os with 32bit efi its working fine but I have to manually load grub. currently I type: set root=(hd0,gpt1) configfile /efi/ubuntu/grub.cfg This ...
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Samba Clients set up

OK, I've learned how to use nano to edit smb.conf file with some limited success. How do I set up each client machine to use Samba? Does the workgroup definition in the config file refer to the same ...
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Parse cisco asa config

Has anybody come across a utility or devised a procedure to identify redundant objects etc within asa config (cisco asa 5520) or any firewall. I am currently searching via notepad ++ for objects to ...
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confguration incorrect while trying to install ubuntu

I am trying to run ubuntu 12.04LTS off of a pc I found off the side of the road pentium 4 3.00ghz 512mb ram 128mb gpu 20gb hdd Problem is when I place my cd inside and press f11 to access boot menu, ...
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sound configuration gets lost after reboot

when you click the sound icon at the top right corner in ubuntu 12.04 it shows some options, I clicked the last one, "sound settings", then on the new window I increase the "output volume", more than ...
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Samsung ssd 840 pro configuration?

I am about to buy an SSD 840 pro from Samsung and I read I needed to do some configuration on ubuntu in order to not reduce its life, and get the optimal performances. What I wanna know is what I need ...
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I don't seem to have iwlconfig on my kernel

I recently compiled a Linux 3.0 Kernel from the latest stable Ubuntu release (Kernel 3.2.0 I believe) following all the steps you can see in this page: ...
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how to put system tools into gnome3 panel

I'm sure it has been asked before, but I cannot find the solution. I started using Gnome3, and everything is great. But, system tools has been put in Applications. I want System to be a top level ...
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How can I reset Terminology settings if the terminal is inaccesable?

I’m on Ubuntu 12.04 running GTK 2.x+ I was experimenting with new terminals and messed up terminology, I tried to do sudo apt-get autoremove terminology thinking that would remove the program and ...
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I dont want to restart ffserver after adding few texts to ffserver.conf and saving it…is there any solution ?

whenever i add few lines to ffserver.conf file i need to restart ffserver in order for ffserver to work again (as ffserver need ffserver.conf file) . if i dont restart ffserver, i get input/output ...
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Error writing /etc/nginx/nginx.conf: No such file or directory

I just installed Nginx in ubuntu 12.04 then I want to configure it but I'm having a problem saving it. When I hit save, it says: Error writing /etc/nginx/nginx.conf: No such file or directory . How ...
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Why does gearman-job-server not accept connections when running as a service?

On Ubuntu 12.04, If I run sudo gearmand -d, the manager will accept jobs from remote machines. However, if I run sudo service start gearman-job-server (after killing gearmand), remote connections are ...
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ISC-DHCP-SERVER (primary/secondary) - Can Load Balancing Be Disabled?

When I was hired at my company, I quickly determined that one of my highest priority projects would be to improve our ancient DNS/DHCP setup. It was running on an Ubuntu-based workstation-grade server ...
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How can I have multiple apache sites under the same domain?

I have a single IP that is external - say xx.xx.xx.xx. Currently, I have 2 urls that resolve to the IP address. I use virtual hosts within Apache to make sure that the right requests go to the site: ...
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Remove config files of any package

How would I remove the config files of any package, or do apt-get purge and re-install it without removing any of its dependencies? Thanks!
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What modules do I need to run perl CGI with apache?

I have some CGI script using perl and I would like to make them work on Apache. I have the following installed : $ dpkg -l | grep perl | grep apach ii libapache-session-perl 1.90-1 ...
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How to disable USB storage device support

I want to disable a particular USB storage device (a sandisk flash drive). I read somewhere that you can use the .config file. How do i use it to disable that?
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Is this a correct way to enable htaccess in Apache 2.4.7 on Ubuntu 12.04

In almost every solution of "How to activate htaccess", they say that the /etc/apache2/sites-available/default file needs to be edited. But there isn't such file in Apache 2.4.7 I read somewhere ...
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Where to find a kingston pen drive in .config file

I was checking the .config file in the /usr/src/linux folder. 1.I was searching the name for my USB flash drive I couldn't find. By what name will it be there? 2.What happens if I copy the .config ...
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Redirect user to a sub folder after logging in FTP

I want to redirect user after SFTP log in to public_html folder. I have tried this script in vsftpd.conf user_sub_token=$USER local_root=/home/$USER/public_html listen=YES This does not work does ...
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installed programs not displayed on desktop

Ubuntu installs certain software. Any other programs are not displayed on the desktop. How can I place them on desktop to use?
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Apparmor and Ecrypfs trouble with encrypted ~/Private directory

In my system I made an encrypted ~/Private directory by ecryptfs-utils package. It works good, but I have a problem with apparmor. Into the Private folder I moved some home directories, like .local, ...
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Is there a way to change the application icon theme?

It is relatively simple to change the overhead statusbar icon theme; I know how to do this. How can I change the icon theme used in many of the Ubuntu applications' controls to something less ...