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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 ...
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How to check music file for distortion?

Distorted audio Sometimes, when playing some music file, it just does not sound right - for example it sounds like it's distorted by overmodulating - but it's not so strong that it is obvious how it ...
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Is using Unity Tweak on Ubuntu 14.04 safe?

I just installed Unity Tweak from the Ubuntu Software Center. The program have a lot of different customization options, like transparent bars and more options for windows snapping. But, can those ...
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How do I edit lubuntu-rc.xml

I'm new to lubuntu so please forgive me if this is a dumb question! I've seen posts about editing .config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml (all I want to do is a couple of keybind options) but I can't find the ...
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How do I recover the default version of some configuration file?

By accident, I messed up a configuration file. How do I recover the default version without reinstalling or affecting other things?
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How to enable unhide in rkhunter

I have installed rkhunter with: sudo apt-get install rkhunter And even though I have enabled all test, when I run: sudo rkhunter --check --sk If I check in the log file, I see this about the ...
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Crossfire Resets When Lightdm Restarts Ubuntu 15.04

So I had Crossfire running on 14.04, but I decided to update to 15.04 and now it's acting strange. I've gone through the typical steps of commenting out everything in /etc/init/gpu-manager.conf, and I'...
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View resulting systemd config

Is is possible to view the resulting config of some unit or journald.service? They are assembled from multiple files and I am never sure if the option is applied. For example I've added a file /usr/...
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Messed up with my ssh_config file. How can I recover the original file?

I was setting up ssh on Ubuntu. I accidentally copied the contents of sshd_config in ssh_config file! Is there a place where I can find the original one? Fortunately I didn't touch the ssh_config. I ...
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What is causing my /etc .conf file to suddenly fail on boot

I need to start some applications at boot time on 14.04 server. I have a conf file, /etc/init/fireimager.conf, that executes a script that starts some other scripts, had tested it, and it worked in ...
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GPS configure for Navit

I need to connect my USB GPS device to Navit that runs on Ubuntu. I have done: gpsd /dev/ttyUSB0 and then run xgps to test GPS device. I see some satellites and data on screen. Now I would like to ...
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Fail2ban fails to start after update?

I have been using fail2ban for a while on my Ubuntu server. Recently (after upgrading to ubuntu 15.04 I assume) fail2ban has been failing to start. Initially, this was because the port option had ...
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How to edit the “Open With…” menu?

As shown in the screenshot above, there are many multiple duplicated entries for same application when using the open with menu. open with appears when right click on a file or whatever and choose ...
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What should I do about seeing the message “/boot/config-3.2.0-74-generic: No such file or directory”?

I have seen some odd error messages about missing files after running sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y flashplugin-installer Specifically that some config file in /boot/ was ...
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Whitelist for migration of kubuntu configuration files

I am looking into migrating from kubuntu 14.04 which has KDE 4 to a newer version which has Plasma and Framworks 5. My previous experience is that it is no good to copy all user configuration files ...
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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 ...