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How to get the Gnome Activities overview to only open when clicked on [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 (with Gnome Shell obviously), and I have noticed that sometimes when I quickly hover over the Activities button in the top-right-hand corner, that it opens the ...
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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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Trackpoint configuration is reset after boot in ubuntu 15.04

I am setting my the trackpoint configuration with the following program After clicking the apply the configuration is set and everything works. The problem I have is that after a new start of the ...
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How to stop Tracker indexing file contents?

I recently got an alert from my HIDS (Host Intrusion Detection System) about this. I then checked syslog for the entries around that time, here is an extract. After reading the some more on this, I ...
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How to check music file for distortion?

Distorted audio Sometimes, when palying 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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How to change Date & Time format with Lubuntu

I'm working with Lubuntu. The system information says: Release: Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid) GNOME: 3.14.1 Kernel: 3.19.0-23-generic My problem is about I've been reading all the questions about this issue ...
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Stuttering virtualbox sound with windows 7 guest and UBUNTU host

I have installed a Windows 7 as virtualbox-guest. My Ubuntu works as host. The sound is stuttering ugly. I tried to change that by changing the Audio-Controller to ICH AC97 and install the driver ...
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My client system running tryton can't connect to ubuntu server 14.04

My window 8 client system running tryton can't connect to ubuntu server 14.04, but i can connect postgresql within the server but when ever i try connecting from another system it fails. wondering if ...
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How can I reinstall dnsmasq?

I accidentally removed dnsmasq from my computer by running rm /etc/init.d/dnsmasq I was working in root when I did it. I was trying to learn how to stop DHCP and just messed up. (Now I can't ...
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How do I make a window transparent in KDE?

I know I can do this in Unity with compiz. But didn't find a way to do same in KDE. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with full kubuntu-desktop installed. Btw, I noticed an option for inactive window. But I ...
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Double click on titlebar doesn't maximize/restore windows

I used to be able to double click on the titlebar of windows and they would maximize, and return if I double clicked again once maximized. System → Preferences →Windows under the Titlebar Action ...
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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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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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Ubuntu is using a proxy although it's disabled in the settings

I have a problem with the proxy settings in Xubuntu 14.04 32-bit. Sometimes I need a proxy so I apply it to "/etc/profile", "/etc/environment" and "/etc/apt/apt.conf". If I don't need the proxy I ...
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How can I increase the mouse pointer speed beyond the limits set by the Mouse preferences dialog?

In the Mouse preferences dialog I've set the acceleration to max and the sensitivity to min and the mouse pointer is not exactly sluggish, but I'd like to make it even faster. Is it possible to be ...
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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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Set CWND max size in Linux

I've used this command below in Solaris to set the max CWND window size: ndd -set /dev/tcp tcp_cwnd_max size_here But I don't know the equivalent of it in Linux. Can anyone help me please? Note: I ...
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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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UFW - allow range of IP addresees?

I can add a rule using UFW firewall to allow a single known IP 192.168.1.32 to access my test webserver (192.168.1.48 (on a local mostly trusted network) on Ubuntu 14.04 using: sudo ufw allow proto ...
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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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Xfce 4 Terminal how to wrap text

I used to use the default gnome-terminal as my default Terminal, but because I want it to be see-through I have switched to the xfce4-terminal. But there is one problem, the text does not wrap, and I ...
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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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How to permanantly turn off online results

I don't like getting online results when searching in my dashboard, so I went to System Settings > Security & Privacy > Search, and I turned the setting off: But when I restart my ...
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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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Could not apply the stored configuration for the monitor

I'm using Nvidia 7300 gt and monitor-Acer V173w, on 64 bit Ubuntu 10.04. Compiz and Emerald went well, but at the time of entry into the GUI, I always receive the message : "Could not apply the stored ...
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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 ...
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How to make the Gnome Terminal transparent [duplicate]

I have been having to use the Xfce 4 Terminal because I want to have a see through background, and I couldn't get it working in the Gnome Terminal, but as there are some disadvantages of using the ...
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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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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 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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xorg.conf configuration?

Sorry if this has been answered a billion times, but I have looked for quite some time and haven't come up with any solid info about this. I feel like I'm missing something obvious since nobody else ...
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Delete confirmation missing when I hit the delete key

I'm sick of accidentally deleting files and directories as DEL button is badly located on my keyboard. I would really like it if ubuntu asked me to confirm before deleting anything. Is there a way to ...
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How to enable SFTP Support in cURL?

I have installed curl-7.27.0 and it is working fine how ever it is not working is run below command to find whether it is now, but it showed that : Result of the command curl -V ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Boot and tasks really slow!

I have a weird behaviour in my ubuntu 14.04. The boot tasks are really slow. I have installed the bootchart and the attached file is the last one that the software has created today. thanks
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How to reduce software that is running during idle desktop state, and not needed otherwise?

I see lots of stuff running on my PC that I do not really need. Is there a somewhat systematic way to reduce that? The priority is on geting rid of software that is actually active, or sometimes ...
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“Assignment outside section in config file.” error when trying to run/autostart redshift

I've made a config file as instructed at the bottom of the page,and i've made a file as follows. ; Global settings for redshift [redshift] ; Set the day and night screen temperatures temp-day=6700 ...
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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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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 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 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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Where is .bashrc?

I feel stupid asking, but I can't seem to find the answer to this anywhere. I'm trying to follow these instructions to edit my bash prompt, but there is no .bashrc in either my user directory ...
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How do I map unmapped keys on a keyboard? [closed]

My laptop's keyboard has keys that don't do anything when I press them. How would I enable the keys, and add functionality to them? For example, the mute key doesn't do anything at the moment.
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Dual Gregorian - Buddhist Calendar

I am wondering if there is anyway to easily change between calendars, or change between them at all? Specifically what I'm looking for is to be able to change my calendar to the Buddhist calendar ...
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Building a configuration file fails

Not sure what this command does really (sorry), but I get an error when I run this command. What I am trying to do is to setup activeMQ as a service and I am new to Linux. command: sudo ...
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Totem Hide Title Bar and the controls

How do you Hide the title bar of totem using command line or config file? I can't seem to hide the title bar. Also on startup totem --toggle-controls vid.mp4 doesn't work. Only when it is running ...
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Totem X and Y coordinates [duplicate]

How do I set the X and Y coordinates of the totem window using command line or config file? I'm using ubuntu. The config file in the ~/.config/totem/state.ini only has these in it: [State] ...
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FreeNX terminates session immediately after login

I have installed FreeNX Server on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. I am using OpenNX (0.16.0725) The FreeNX session starts with a blank/black screen and an active cursor but then terminates without an error ...
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FreeNX terminates session after login-No error message [duplicate]

I have installed FreeNX Server on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. I am using OpenNX (0.16.0725) The FreeNX session starts with a blank/black screen and an active cursor but then terminates without an ...
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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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apache2 RewriteEngine subfolder configuration is off / not wroking as expected / not sure how to fix it

The rewrite engine appears to be "functioning" but not as expected. Here is the dir tree of my public_html folder (serving using apache2 in my userdir) ┌─[admini@linuxbox][~/public_html] │ [13:16:45 ...