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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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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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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 ...
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Recommended Ubuntu version [duplicate]

I need compatible Ubuntu version no. to install on the following configuration CPU P4- 512MB RAM 300 MHZ CLOCK FREQU
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apache not including site config

I have added a config file to my /etc/apache2/sites-available and added a link to /etc/apache2/sites-enabled. Yet if I restart my server and check with apache2ctl -S, I only get the virtualhost from ...
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Byobu screen default for all users

I have installed byobu in my ubuntu 12.04 server installation and set as backend to use screen. What i am trying to do without success is to have all users on my system to use byobu having also ...
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Delete user changes after the end of a session

In my university's labs (running ubuntu 14.04) I have noticed that some people like to make quite a lot of changes - visual and config. I personally think that everyone should be able to work with a ...
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Unable to change almost any configuration from my desktop

first, apologies for my english. Well, my problem is that if I can't change any configuration. some examples: 1-can't unlock any apps from the Launcher. 2-can't disable online searchs on the Dash. ...
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Change gnome-screenshot auto-save-directory in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04

Configuring with dconf or gconf as suggested in this post worded on Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 (I tried and succeeded). But does NOT work on Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. How to change auto-save-directory of ...
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How can I redirect *.localhost to 127.0.0.1 in Ubuntu 14.04?

I used to be able to make foo.localhost, bar.localhost, etc. resolve to 127.0.0.1 by adding address=/localhost/127.0.0.1 to /etc/dnsmasq.conf But dnsmasq.conf doesn't exist in Ubuntu 14.04, and ...
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Macbook Air - how to install a dual bootable Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

On my Macbook Air 10.9.2 without crashing the current setup, how can i install as dual boot: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ? (can anyone please advise some step by step please)
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installed LetoDMS how do I change the data storage to a designated hard drive?

I installed LetoDMS from the Ubuntu software center on a 14.04 ubuntu desktop. everything seems to go okay but I can't figure out how to change the document storage to a specific drive that I set ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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econfguration 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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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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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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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 ...