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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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Mistakenly do a manual configuration instead of doing the defconfig-ath9k

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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How to change desktop font color in xfce when using nautilus to show desktop

I'm trying to change the desktop font color in xubuntu after I replaced thunar with nautilus to be the default file manager. Right now I have gray text color which is not visible on almost any ...
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every “service apache2 reload” serves a different configuration

This is ubuntu server 14.04 x64 running inside a VMware container with 1CPU and 1GB RAM. When I do: root@www:~# service apache2 reload I get a proper: * Reloading web server config apache2 ...
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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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Configuring Wacom Tablet buttons and options

I have a new Wacom Intuos5 Touch Medium. Surprisingly enough, it worked out of the box when I connected it to my computer (Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit), including the pen pressure and some touch pad features. ...
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Python: module not found after manual install

I've recently updated to the current version of Ubuntu, 13.04 and Python 2.7.4. Since then I have problems importing the gobject module and dunno what to do to fix it. I'd like to use dreampie which ...
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How to dynamically enable and disable ipv6 on an interface

How to dynamically enable and disable IPv6 on an interface so that it gets link local address when enabled? I have tried: sysctl net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6=1 to disable IPv6 and sysctl ...
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Configure screensaver in Ubuntu

How do I configure the screensaver in Ubuntu? I can see that gnome-screensaver is running.
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How does Ubuntu boot the display manager and windows manager?

Every time I update to a new version of Ubuntu (presently I am using 14.04 LTS), I have trouble with the GUI. The trouble usually takes the form of a black, blank screen and no text login. Looking at ...
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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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Dnscrypt on ubuntu 14.04

How can I use Dnscrypt on Ubuntu 14.04? Guides on the web don't seem to work. I don't even know how to post this properly. Wow.
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How do I configure Apache to run multiple instances?

Specifically, I have two httpd.conf files: /etc/apache2/httpd.conf /etc/apache2/httpd_2.conf How should I modify the /etc/init.d/apache2 script so that instances of Apache will be invoked for both ...
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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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How to change background color in grub

I use Ubuntu 12.04. I want to change grub's background color to black. I mean just background color, not background image. I can only find guides how to change the image. I tried some GUI software ...
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How do I disable automatic remote printer installation?

In Raring, everytime I connect to the network, Cups installs all the printers in the network automatically. Furthermore, some printers have been added more than once. Furthermore, I connect a USB ...
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PowerXpress error with Driver Catalyst. How can I fix it?

I have install Ubuntu 11.10 64bit on my Hp Dv6-3150el. My Notebook has two graphics cards: lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics ...
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How can I restore configuration files?

I would like to restore LightDM to its default state, because for some reason /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf is now an empty file. Deleting /etc/lightdm/unity-greeter.conf and then running sudo ...
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Referencing environment variables *in* /etc/environment?

I recently discovered /etc/environment, which seems a more standard way to setup simple environment variables than scripts, but I was wondering if there was a way to back-reference environment ...
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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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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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Nginx reverse proxy and subdomains

I have some problem with Nginx configuration. I've already searched for an issue but the proposed solutions I saw didn't work for me. I have some apps on a tomcat server and some apps on a jboss ...
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Default to adm group for upstart logs

This bug suggests that on 12.04, the default permissions for upstart logs do not allow rsyslogd to read them: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/upstart/+bug/1074564 That is the logs need to ...
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best way to copy your ubuntu to a new hard drive

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 ...
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Install vs Conffiles

I want to add a default configuration file to my .deb package I tried to do this by putting /path/to/file/relative/to/debian/tmp /global/path/where/i/need/to/put/the/file to Debian/install ...
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How to unset XKB configuration? I want Ubuntu to not touch it

How can I tell Ubuntu 14.04 (or later) to leave my XKB keyboard configuration alone? I load my own XKB configuration on session startup (from my home directory) and it is regularly "reset" to what the ...
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How to install apps when APT says “Could not perform immediate configuration”?

My problem is, when I want to install apps like apt-get install <appsname>, I get an error: root@bt:/# apt-get install bluefish Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Append options to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT without modification on files

I want to add an option to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT without modifying any files on the system. The reason is that I want to apply it by installing a driver package, but currently I haven't found any ...
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no-ip is not updating on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I'm trying to set up no-ip on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, but when I access no-ip website it can't show that no-ip is updating ip address. Is it necessary to open some port? I installed no-ip from this ...
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Whats the .local folder for in my Home Directory

What is the ~/.local folder good for and is it safe to remove the content within this folder?
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Ubuntu 12.04 & Mac Os X - GRUB Rescue prompt SET commands made permanent?

I recently re-installed my Mac OS X partition. This somehow messed up my entire partition scheme it seems. First I got dropped to the Grub rescue> prompt when trying to boot Ubuntu. I had never ...
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auditctl configuration to audit all attempts to alter system time through adjtimex

I use to Redhat Hardening instruction to harden my Ubuntu Server 13.04. In it, I saw the following instruction: Rule Title: The audit system must be configured to audit all attempts to alter system ...
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Old A4Tech Mouse buttons configuration

I have an old A4Tech BW-5 optical mouse. I used to play with it thru wine, and everything worked fine (except the FPS, but that's other story). Recently my game showed on linux, and the problem ...
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monodevelop asp.net xsp4 change default address/port?

How to explain to monodevelop asp.net app to run xsp[4] server from other port than default 8080? Tried to change defaults in /etc/default/mono-xsp but that do not make difference to monodevelop ...
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Getting openvpn working ubuntu

I am trying to set up a VPN over a few VMS that I have. I created an openvpn server on ubuntu 10.04 and am trying to configure the client using 12.04. I followed these instructions here ...
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How to set the Default Browser from the Command Line?

Tried to set the default browser using the GUI tools but this didn't work overall. Is there a way to configure the system wide default browser from command line?
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How can I disable Ctrl+Q for all applications (system wide)?

A lot of applications like Firefox, Chrome etc, get closed when I accidentally press Ctrl+Q instead of Ctrl+W because of the proximity of the Q and W keys on the keyboard. Is there a way this shortcut ...
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How to set pressure sensitivity in GIMP to control line thickness?

My sister is moving from Windows and I just got her a new graphics tablet. However, the pressure sensitivity controls opacity rather than line thickness; she really needs this feature from ...
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Juju openstack charms

Openstack charm service settings e.g. "nova-cloud-controller" has options to modify nova.conf through config-flags (string). How do I update neutron.conf within nova-cloud-controller / quantum-gateway ...
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openvpn TLS Error: TLS handshake failed

TLS Error: TLS handshake failed What ports need to be open for OpenVPN to work? Server configuration: server port 1194 proto udp server-bridge 192.168.1.104 255.255.255.0 192.168.1.160 ...
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HAProxy & Meteor - 503s

I'm trying to set up HAProxy as a load balance for two MeteorJS instances. For some reason, HAProxy does not seem to pick up that my instances are there. I can curl 192.168.0.4 and I get the expected ...
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Can't set static IP on Ubuntu

I recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 13.10 and I am trying to set up static IP by changing the /etc/network/interfaces file from: # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8) ...
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Moving Configuration Directories and Files to a Sub-directory of Home Directory

Is it possible to move all configuration directories and files (Dot-directories and dot-files.) inside a sub-directory of my home directory? I always have hidden files and directories shown, so I ...
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Unclickable links in GTK3 apps

I can't open link in any gtk3 app by left clicking (for example web link in Ubuntu software center or local link in Gnome disks). I am able to do it via right click, then click in submenu "open link". ...
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Configuration of Redshift

I want to configure Redshift in such a manner such that it will be in the least brightness every time (irrespective whether it is day or night). Also let me know if I might face any problem if I use ...
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How to load a different version of linux kernel?

I am currently using ubuntu 14.04 with the kernel 3.13.0-37-generic, I want to try booting from another kernel 3.17.01 (latest stable release). I have downloaded and built the 3.17.01 kernel from ...
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How to find which WiFi frequencies are being used the most near by?

We have a lot of WiFi connections nearby and I'd like to know which band has the least interference. I'd like to to know how many connections are on each band and pick the best to configure my router ...
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SSH configuration problems with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm stumped, after reading online for a bit. I'm trying to enable agentforwarding on all hosts (I know this isn't recommended, but I know the servers I'll be touching from this box) and to disable ...
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How to configure my workstation to ignore my iPhone

Whenever I plug in my iPhone, all I want is to charge it. I never unlock it. Unfortunately, Ubuntu keeps telling me that it cannot access the iPhone. Today I just ignored the pop-up message, and it ...