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Error while configuring kernel

When I run this command: update-initramfs -c -k 2.6.35-aniq+ I get an error: update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-aniq+ Cannot find /lib/modules/2.6.35-aniq+ update-initramfs: ...
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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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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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How do 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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disable alt-tab switcher grouping by script or command

In Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity, Alt-Tab lets you switch between groups of windows, and makes it very annoying to switch to a specific window from a group when it is not the last window used. One way to ...
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Switching window manager/desktop environments?

In general what is the approach to switch the desktop environment or window manager on Ubuntu? The main difference between stock Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Lubuntu is supposedly the use of Unity vs. KDE vs. ...
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Monaco is pixelated in web pages

I installed Monaco font and it looks great in terminal: but it looks ugly in the browsers: How can I fix such a behavior? I would like to see the correct font in web pages too.
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XFCE running but core features not working

Suddenly, my xfce4 desktop manager is behaving very weird: the frame around windows for moving or closing them are missing, I cannot switch between windows or bring windows in the background by ...
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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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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?

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 the font in Ubuntu?

How do I use non-regular variant of the font in Ubuntu? Simply stating, I was trying to use some light variant of a font. However, I can'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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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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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 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 resolution and weird set-up problems

Have been using Ubuntu in another VM for the last months, but now installing it on a new VirtualBox on a Mac, it's giving me several problems. First, the very common "low resolution" problem, which ...
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Setting up NFS client shows “local domain name not set” error

I'm having trouble configuring the machine to use nfs. I have installed autofs, and tried to configure it. But the problem is that the configuration I use on OpenSuSe machines isn't working. First ...
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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 to delete all the settings for Deja Dup

When I upgraded to 11.04 Deja Dup started behaving strangely, it would begin a new full backup everytime the computer was started because it was looking for a drive and folder which I had removed some ...
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Install mediawiki with PostgreSQL instead of MySQL

I need to install Mediawiki with PostgreSQl as database backend on an 10.04 server. I would prefer to install Mediawiki via apt-get/aptitude but I don't know how to configure the installation not to ...
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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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Set default config files directory

Can i set default config dir in home folder? I dislike: /home/user/Documents /home/user/Music /home/user/.progconf1 /home/user/.progconf2 I want: /home/user/Documents /home/user/Music ...
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How to use terminal from Krusader with LXDE?

When I try to run the "Start Terminal Here" command with default settings I get Error executing konsole --workdir %d! I want to start lxterminal, so I modified General | General | Terminal ...
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regarding configuration error in mpb

i am configuring mit photonic bands ,while configuration it has to locate blas library (libblas.a),which is in /usr/local/lib,but it shows checking for fftw_execute in -lfftw3... yes checking if ...
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How do I reset GNOME to the defaults?

I was playing around with some settings, and now I need to reset GNOME to it's defaults - how do I do that?
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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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AP mode not supported

I am using ubuntu 14.04 LTS but when I try to create an WiFi Access Point i got the "AP mode not supported" error, also i execute the iw list command and i don't see the AP mode on the Supported ...
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Dynamic configuration instructions for slapd ldaps connections

I am having issues getting my slapd server to listen for ldaps connections on 636. I have correctly inserted the appropriate TLS configuration via LDIF and ldapmodify. I am now able to connect via ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Circular scrolling distance using synaptics touchpad

I find the circular scrolling very much convenient to natural scrolling. Enabling the feature on windows provides a very smooth experience. I tried to configure the same for my Ubuntu and found out ...
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name node formatting HDFS file not found error in Hadoop2.4.0

I have installed my hadoop in /usr/local/hadoop directory when i try to run the commeand $ bin/hdfs namenode -format im the getting the error /usr/local/hadoop/bin/hdfs: line 206: ...
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cannot enable Asterisk Manager Interface (AMI)

How do I enable the AMI for Asterisk? thufir@tleilax:~$ thufir@tleilax:~$ sudo cat /etc/asterisk/manager.conf [sudo] password for thufir: ; ; Asterisk Call Management support ; ; By default ...
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Is there a central configuration tool for ubuntu such as yast on opensuse?

In openSUSE there is a set up tool called YaST working on GUI and command line. Is there such tool for Ubuntu for instance on YaST one can configure samba and the services. Here is a picture for ...
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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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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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How do I get permissions to edit system configuration files?

I can't seem to edit and save config files in the root system (eg: /etc/dhcp/dhcpd.config); it just says "permission denied" or the save option is blocked in the text editor. I'm pretty sure I'm a ...
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How to solve Bazaar error bzr: ERROR: unknown command “yerenkov-scott”?

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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Upstart can't start MySQL

After an installation of MySQL, I get a few errors and I can't run the MySQL daemon. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling several times, and I'm not sure what's going on. Here's a snippit of what ...
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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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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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rkhunter remove common warnings

I read here that you can exclude common rkhunter warnings by removing the # from these lines in the rkhunter.conf file: #ALLOWHIDDENDIR=/dev/.udev #ALLOWHIDDENDIR=/dev/.static ...
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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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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 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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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 ...