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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\",\"...
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Creating 2 DNS names for 2 domains on one static IP - Ubuntu

I have VPS Ubuntu 15.04 and there I have configured DNS for one of my external domains. This is sample of configuration at '/etc/bind/named.conf.local': zone "test.com" { type master; ...
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Virtual terminals filling 1/4 of monitor space

I don't want X11. This is done, but the cols/rows of my virtual terminals is too small. I have the font set to one I like. I have already followed much advice but I just cannot find a way to make the ...
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How to access the grub boot menu in order to generate bootchart?

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, and I am wanting to generate a bootchart to help me diagnose some system problems, however in the guide it says: So how do I access the grub boot menu in order to ...
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Why is the Advanced section Update tab in Thunderbird blank?

I recently install Thunderbird, but found that in the Preferences, if you go to the Advanced section, and then the Update tab, you find that it is blank: Is this a bug? Or is it meant to be so on ...
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Boot into new linux kernel 4.1.4 Ubuntu 15.04

I installed the a new linux kernel(4.1.4) in Ubuntu on my MacBookPro (Take not I am using rEFInd to dual boot ubuntu and OSX) but Ubuntu doesn't boot into the newer kernel. When selecting os to boot ...
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Bluetooth device appearing and shortly after disappearing Ubuntu 15.04

I am attempting to connecting a pair of Bluetooth headphones in Ubuntu however, when I attempt to pair the headphones the name of the headphones(QY7) will appear briefly and then disappear a few ...
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How do I override or configure systemd services?

Many sysv init scripts used a corresponding file in /etc/default to allow the administrator to configure it. Upstart jobs can be modified using .override files. How do I override or configure systemd ...
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How to block the use of apps from other users

How would I go about not allowing none-administrative users from using applications that I don't them to? I'm new to configuration files so please give me step-by-step instructions so that I don't ...
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mutt: reading/sending messages via IMAP but saving locally

My .muttrc file specifies Gmail for sending and receiving via IMAP: set folder = "imaps://imap.gmail.com:993" But I would like to be able to archive both sent and read messages locally, rather than ...
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Kramdown for atom

I used Atom to write Markdown. Now I am using kramdown (mainly for its Latex math support). How can I change the markdown processor in Atom to be the one for kramdown and enable its markdown-preview ...
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How to get the Gnome Activities overview to only open when clicked on [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 (with Gnome Shell obviously), and I have noticed that sometimes when I quickly hover over the Activities button in the top-right-hand corner, that it opens the ...
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Trackpoint configuration is reset after boot in ubuntu 15.04

I am setting my the trackpoint configuration with the following program After clicking the apply the configuration is set and everything works. The problem I have is that after a new start of the ...
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How to change Date & Time format with Lubuntu

I'm working with Lubuntu. The system information says: Release: Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid) GNOME: 3.14.1 Kernel: 3.19.0-23-generic My problem is about I've been reading all the questions about this issue ...
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My client system running tryton can't connect to ubuntu server 14.04

My window 8 client system running tryton can't connect to ubuntu server 14.04, but i can connect postgresql within the server but when ever i try connecting from another system it fails. wondering if ...
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How can I reinstall dnsmasq?

I accidentally removed dnsmasq from my computer by running rm /etc/init.d/dnsmasq I was working in root when I did it. I was trying to learn how to stop DHCP and just messed up. (Now I can't ...
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How to stop Tracker indexing file contents?

I recently got an alert from my HIDS (Host Intrusion Detection System) about this. I then checked syslog for the entries around that time, here is an extract. After reading the some more on this, I ...
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Ubuntu is using a proxy although it's disabled in the settings

I have a problem with the proxy settings in Xubuntu 14.04 32-bit. Sometimes I need a proxy so I apply it to "/etc/profile", "/etc/environment" and "/etc/apt/apt.conf". If I don't need the proxy I ...
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How do I make a window transparent in KDE?

I know I can do this in Unity with compiz. But didn't find a way to do same in KDE. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with full kubuntu-desktop installed. Btw, I noticed an option for inactive window. But I ...
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Set CWND max size in Linux

I've used this command below in Solaris to set the max CWND window size: ndd -set /dev/tcp tcp_cwnd_max size_here But I don't know the equivalent of it in Linux. Can anyone help me please? Note: I ...
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UFW - allow range of IP addresees?

I can add a rule using UFW firewall to allow a single known IP 192.168.1.32 to access my test webserver (192.168.1.48 (on a local mostly trusted network) on Ubuntu 14.04 using: sudo ufw allow proto ...
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How to permanently turn off online results

I don't like getting online results when searching in my dashboard, so I went to System Settings > Security & Privacy > Search, and I turned the setting off: But when I restart my machine,...
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How to make the Gnome Terminal transparent [duplicate]

I have been having to use the Xfce 4 Terminal because I want to have a see through background, and I couldn't get it working in the Gnome Terminal, but as there are some disadvantages of using the ...
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Xfce 4 Terminal how to wrap text

I used to use the default gnome-terminal as my default Terminal, but because I want it to be see-through I have switched to the xfce4-terminal. But there is one problem, the text does not wrap, and I ...
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How to reduce software that is running during idle desktop state, and not needed otherwise?

I see lots of stuff running on my PC that I do not really need. Is there a somewhat systematic way to reduce that? The priority is on geting rid of software that is actually active, or sometimes ...
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“Assignment outside section in config file.” error when trying to run/autostart redshift

I've made a config file as instructed at the bottom of the page,and i've made a file as follows. ; Global settings for redshift [redshift] ; Set the day and night screen temperatures temp-day=6700 ...
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Building a configuration file fails

Not sure what this command does really (sorry), but I get an error when I run this command. What I am trying to do is to setup activeMQ as a service and I am new to Linux. command: sudo /etc/init.d/...
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How to get the Traditional Buddhist Lunisolar calendar on Ubuntu GNOME?

I am wondering if there is anyway to easily change between calendars, or change between them at all? Specifically what I'm looking for is to be able to change my calendar to the Traditional Buddhist ...
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Totem Hide Title Bar and the controls

How do you Hide the title bar of totem using command line or config file? I can't seem to hide the title bar. Also on startup totem --toggle-controls vid.mp4 doesn't work. Only when it is running ...
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Totem X and Y coordinates [duplicate]

How do I set the X and Y coordinates of the totem window using command line or config file? I'm using ubuntu. The config file in the ~/.config/totem/state.ini only has these in it: [State] window_w=...
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FreeNX terminates session immediately after login

I have installed FreeNX Server on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. I am using OpenNX (0.16.0725) The FreeNX session starts with a blank/black screen and an active cursor but then terminates without an error ...
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apache2 RewriteEngine subfolder configuration is off / not wroking as expected / not sure how to fix it

The rewrite engine appears to be "functioning" but not as expected. Here is the dir tree of my public_html folder (serving using apache2 in my userdir) ┌─[admini@linuxbox][~/public_html] │ [13:16:45 ...
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Prevent nano from keeping history of searches

I recently noticed that when searching for a String in a file using nano, that the search gets saved to this file: ~/.nano_history But this is not necessary, and I don't want this feature, so is ...
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How to change Skype's port

I have got some problems with Skype, and I was wondering if there was any way to change which port Skype listens on? Like in the settings or anywhere that wouldn't cause any problems? If this is even ...
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Setting the integer value of browser.backspace to 2 within Firefox's about:config does not enable backspace

I am not sure as to why this doesn't work. I am currently using a Linux Ubuntu 15.04.2 LTS. Also, is about:config called advanced preferences? Edit: If anyone is looking for an alternative, ALT + [...
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Mixing SSD and HDD in a ubuntu server?

Is it possible to mix SSD and HDD together in a file server? I want my configuration to be: ~ 4x60GB SSD ~ 4x2TB HDD I will install the ubuntu server into one of the SSD, can I set the partition ...