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How to save the configurations made in Guest session? [closed]

I have a desktop installed Ubuntu 13.10. And I can save every changes I make in my account. But I did so much things like clicking remember me later in updates, or Something like that in the guest ...
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How do I use non-regular variant of a font in Ubuntu?

How do I use non-regular variant of a font in Ubuntu? Simply stating, I was trying to use light variant of a font. However, I couldn't. Every time I select those light variant, Ubuntu reluctantly ...
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Different applications, different sound output devices

I would find it really useful if I could make it so that music I am playing on YouTube in Chrome comes out of speakers, and the sound from other applications comes out of my earphones, so I am ...
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Ensuring fail-safety of an Apache server

I have a few Wordpress websites running on Apache 2.4.7 / Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. It is a virtual machine running on Microsoft Azure. The websites are using a MySQL server also running on the same machine....
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What does %h mean in SSHD configuration?

I'm setting up OpenSSH on a server and I've created my keys on my client, but I don't know where I'm supposed to put the public key on the host. I understand it needs to be added to the ...
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How to use terminal from Krusader with LXDE?

I am using Krusader 2.4.0-beta3 on Lubuntu 14.04. When I try to run the "Start Terminal Here" command with default settings I get Error executing konsole --workdir %d! I want to start ...
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Where can I find themes Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

Where can I find themes for Ubuntu 12.04 ?
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How to solve Bazaar error bzr: ERROR: unknown command “*****”?

I am following this guide to configure bazaar, but I have encountered a small problem, it says to type in the command: bzr launchpad-login subgenius And to replace launchpad-login with your ...
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How to get rkhunter to skip “[Press <ENTER> to continue]”

Every time that I scan my machine with rkhunter using the following command: sudo rkhunter --checkall After it has finished with a certain type of check it asks me: [Press <ENTER> to ...
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Start tmux with -2

I am using tmux. I am starting it via tmux -2 the -2 enables 256 color support. Instead of starting it with -2 I would like to change my .tmux.conf file to do that for me. What do I have to put in my ...
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How can I stop apt-get from asking about using minor amounts of additional disk space that will be used?

I know that I can use parameters (with aliases or apt.conf I can even make it permanent) to skip this steep. But I still want to be warned about major amounts of used disk space, what seems to be ...
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Should I uncomment out the code referring to unhide.rb (as I am using unhide.rb)?

I am using rkhunter 1.4.2, on Ubuntu 14.10, and I am also using the suggested package unhide.rb with it, so should I uncomment out this setting referring to it in the rkhunter.conf file?: #...
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How to set how apps invoke firefox (stop using -remote openURL)

I have a Xubuntu 14.04 user whose "Thunderbird can't open links anymore - they just take [her] to the home page" (default home page). Started happening recently. Digging into the issue I found that ...
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Ubuntu server 14.04 doesn't connect by wireless [duplicate]

I am new in the linux world so here goes my noob question. I have installed "Ubuntu server 14.04" in order to recover an old netbook and give it a new use or almost try a new thing. The problem is ...
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Hadoop: Not able to find the start-dfs.sh start-mapred.sh scripts

I have installed Hadoop by following this tutorial. I installed it using ppa. When I reached step 12 : Starting Hadoop Cluster. I got stuck. When I do cd ~/tasdik/hadoop/bin/ It says no such ...
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Virtual Host showing error 11001 even after chown and chmod

I am trying to create a virtual host to just test a basic html website. Guest OS - Ubuntu 14.04 Host OS - Ubuntu 14.10 In the Host OS, I connect through a proxy server which requires me to enter a ...
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freshclam error, “clamd.conf” file not found

When I run the following command: sudo freshclam If there are found to be updates to the virus definitions etc then at the end of the output comes this error message ERROR: NotifyClamd: Can't find ...
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Configuring /etc/hosts file

I am running 14.04 x64 vmlinuz-3.13.0-43-generic and I face a problem after updating /etc/hosts file. Here is the content of the file: # Your system has configured 'manage_etc_hosts' as True. # ...
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How do I rename a printer in KDE? (KUbuntu, using 12.04 LTS)

the "Printer Configuration" dialogue doesn't offer this. (There seems to be some kind of launchpad bug for it too.)
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How can I configure the default transmission rate for 802.11 (“WiFi”)?

I need to lower the transmission rate of my IEEE 802.11g network interface controller to have acceptable an packet loss ratio (< 0.5 %), otherwise it becomes very high (> 50 % is typical, but it ...
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chkrootkit config file options

I have installed the chkrootkit package with sudo apt-get install chkrootkit. When going to the /etc/chkrootkit.conf config file I see the following options: RUN_DAILY="false" RUN_DAILY_OPTS="-q" ...
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Unable to change any config in Ubuntu 14.10

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 on a custom PC and something around 1 hour ago my PC just froze. The mouse and keyboard were unresponsive and I was unable to change to another tty, so I pressed the reset ...
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Rootkit detector: rkhunter auto database update options

In the rkhunter config file here /etc/default/rkhunter it says: # Defaults for rkhunter automatic tasks # sourced by /etc/cron.*/rkhunter and /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/90rkhunter # # This is a POSIX shell ...
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PHP5 shared (apache2 & cli) configuration

I need to set the date.timezone setting in my PHP5 configuration. Obviously I could simply edit the php.ini files (both /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini and /etc/php5/cli/php.ini), but that doesn't feel like ...
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Are there files and folders within /home that MUST be avoided when mirroring a user folder between different hardwares?

Say you have two computers with different hardware (two laptops or a laptop and a desktop) that you want to use alternatively. For example, I am using the comfortable desktop now, and want to mirror ...
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PHP.ini display_errors Off but Errors Still Outputted to Browser

I have an issue on one of the web servers where display_errors is set to off in the php.ini file in /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini: ; This directive controls whether or not and where PHP will output ...
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problems with sendmail configuration

I want to configure sendmail on my system so that every user can send email. i followed the instructions on http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10359437/sendmail-how-to-configure-sendmail-on-ubuntu but ...
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An installation that boots to the command line, with an option to load the desktop?

Does anyone know if this is possible, and if so, what installation options I should choose?
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What is .config folder?

Inside I found configuration files for Deluge, which I needed to for a list of torrents. Does it contains all similar files? If that so, can I just copy whole folder before reinstalling whole Ubuntu ...
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Fully un- and reinstall Cinnamon (all config data and stuff too)

I have Cinnamon installed on my 14.10 system and recently it stopped working properly. Maybe I did a bad config and therefore want to completely (200%) delete and reset all data belonging to this for ...
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VBA-M, Configure spped

I am using VBA-M to play some games. Everything is working fine, but I would like to increase the speed in some of them. They are running with their "real" speed, but I would really lime if I could ...
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rsyslog not separating for facilities

I will preface this with, I am a Linux newbie. I had set up a Debian Linux rsyslog server that was working, but I had to switch to Ubuntu(14.04.1 LTS) to set up rsyslog(7.4.4). I was hoping that I ...
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14.04 laptop - two finger scrolling not working but three finger does

Is there a conf file for Ubuntu's touchpad driver I can play around with? This is really strange. It's an Alps Glidepoint touchpad in a Dell Latitude 3340. Oddly enough when I install Dell's driver ...
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Which file manages startup appliations [duplicate]

I am a Java developer and I need to know in Ubuntu how you would manually configure which applications startup at startup so that I can code my application so that there is an option to get it to ...
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VNC over lightdm results in blank screen

I'm trying to set up VNC over lightdm so multiple users may log in to the server and have their own session each. I'm using TightVNC Viewer from a Windows machine to connect to the Ubuntu virtual ...
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Can't edit system files with gksu gedit gives error when saving could not back up the old copy of the file before saving the new one

I am having an issue with my Lenovo Ideapad y410p with the speakers popping and making a ringing sound which I can't seem to figure out how to fix. I found one solution on Ask Ubuntu but I am unable ...
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How to change a manual configuration with ath9k configuration?

I'm trying to install the Tp-Link TL-WN722N on Ubuntu 14.04, following the steps on 'How to install driver for TP-Link TL-WN722N on Ubuntu 14.04?'. But I mistakenly choose a manual configuration ...
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Wacom intuos button maping option not available

I tested an intuos pen & touch tablet with ubuntu 14.10. But the configuration panel did not show the "Map Buttons..." button. Thus, I am unable to map them, unless I use xsetwacom. But if I do ...
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using phpstorm and xampp and unable to create new project folder

I am really new to ubuntu and finally managed to get xampp working with xdebug and now i am trying to setup phpstorm but i run into problem. My understanding is that the projects have to be created ...
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How to remove kernel?

I have installed two kernel version 3.10.48 and 3.17.6 for project. As I am not requiring 3.10.48 any more, I wanted to remove that version as it is taking up almost 10GB of my disk space. How should ...
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Beep when Esc key is pressed [duplicate]

How can I configure Ubuntu (14.04 LTS) to beep when certain key is pressed (Esc key in my case)?
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Ubuntu server can no longer get address from DHCP

A couple of years ago, I set up an Ubuntu server with RAID to act as a home file server. All was well until last week, when my other computers could no longer access the files. My problem is ...
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Record a list of installed packages and configurations before installing a higher version of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I now have 12.04 installed, and would like to install 14.04. Is it recommended to create a list of installed packages, so that I can install them back after installing 14.04? What about those ...
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Problem with NIS configuration

I tried to configure NIS in a server and a client both running Ubuntu 14.04 following this guide and this official guide. After a reboot the client machine got locked with this message several times ...
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Choosing awk version on Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, and making heavy use of all the great commands awk, sed, sort and so on. Recently it came to my attention that Ubuntu uses mawk as the default implementation, but since I ...
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Number pair prefix to config files

I have noticed some config files having a prefix. E.g. Inside my /etc/php5/cli/conf.d: 05-opcache.ini 10-pdo.ini 20-curl.ini ... Could someone explain this? I am thinking something along the ...
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Multiple messages to recipient_bcc_maps and sender_bcc_maps with Postfix while using amavis

I have a problem to configure my postfix. My aim is to have a mail-server which filters spam and virus mails by using Spamassasin and ClamAV via amavis. Furthermore i want to archive a copy of each ...
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unable to install and configure chef-server on ubuntu 12.04

I have ubuntu 12.04 installed on aws cloud and I am trying to install chef server on it, but it does not configures correctly and returns an error. I am following this simple guide for installation ...
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How is a device managed when not in /etc/network/interfaces on Servers?

On my Ubuntu Server, 14.04.1 LTS, I have not specified any devices in /etc/network/interfaces, yet they (multiple ethernets) work completely as intended with static IP. I have heard from multiple ...
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best way to copy your ubuntu to a new hard drive [duplicate]

I found this question Best way to clone an installation (copying to identical hardware) to be close to what I need, but I wonder if it is still going to work if, instead of two different machines, I ...