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How to install and configure IPython so it uses Python3.2 on 11.10?

How to install and configure IPython so it uses Python3.2 on 11.10? I've checked that installing by sudo apt-get install ipython will uses python2.7. [EDIT1] $ sudo python3 configure.py ...
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How to make pulseaudio work again?

I was having problems with sound (mono only output), so following advice from another askubuntu question I made some edits in /etc/pulse/default.pa After rebooting I had no sound at all. So I deleted ...
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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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Is there a tool for validating /etc/network/interfaces files?

I always like to test new config files before deploying them--with tools like apachectl configtest and named-checkconf. It's rare that mistakes crop up, but catching them before deployment ...
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Ubuntu installation with disk partition

I am new to Ubuntu, so please guide me on how the partition of a 500 GB HDD has to be made. If I go to the two partitions, then ask no root file mounted, then the installation does not continue. ...
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How to set a proxy in kde?

I'm using kde and tor. I'm could not set tor ip into the network manager. Network manager has not any option for proxy.
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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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changes in etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf get ignored

Im wanting to never use a specified DNS Server so I tried using reject ip address as suggested here to my question: How to make Ubuntu never use specified DNS server? (DNSLeak issues) but setting ...
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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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Using Home Directory Variable in Config file

I am editing a config file where I need to specify the full path of a file. However rather than using /home/user/blafile I would like to use something similar to ~/blafile where ~ is understood by ...
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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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Shellinabox with Apache

I want to run Shellinabox on the same port 80(/443) as my Apache server. I was following this tutorial. But I can't get it to work... When I go to http://ip/shell it doesn't work. But when I go ...
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Surfraw configuration files missing

I recently installed surfraw on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS surfraw documentation and web help suggests that these two configuration files should be present: /etc/surfraw.conf ~/.surfraw.conf But neither ...
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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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Change Sound Juicer's CD Database

I like sound juicer for ripping CDs, but the cd-database of music brainz is very scrappy compared to freedb.org. I wanted to change the source of the database but unfortunately I didn't find any ...
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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 can i determine where grub is loading its config

I have installed ubuntu on a touch laptop, its 64bit os with 32bit efi its working fine but I have to manually load grub. currently I type: set root=(hd0,gpt1) configfile /efi/ubuntu/grub.cfg This ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - driver for Dymo labelwriter 450 fastest printer

I have this super fast label writer printer which works perfect in Windows 7 but i need to use it in Ubuntu 13.10 because my Python software is only Ubuntu 13.10 compatible. But when i do printing it ...
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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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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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How to keep “dot files” under version control?

Etckeeper is a great tool for keeping track of changes to your configuration files in /etc A few key things about it really stand out. It can be used with a wide variety of VCSs: git, mercurial, ...
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confguration 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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My ISP imposes SMTP restrictions on outgoing mail, is it possible to configure a system wide SMTP address?

My ISP imposes SMTP restrictions on outgoing mail, is it possible to configure a system wide SMTP address to use, instead of having to configure each mail client individually?
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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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sound configuration gets lost after reboot

when you click the sound icon at the top right corner in ubuntu 12.04 it shows some options, I clicked the last one, "sound settings", then on the new window I increase the "output volume", more than ...
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I don't seem to have iwlconfig on my kernel

I recently compiled a Linux 3.0 Kernel from the latest stable Ubuntu release (Kernel 3.2.0 I believe) following all the steps you can see in this page: ...
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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 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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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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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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I dont want to restart ffserver after adding few texts to ffserver.conf and saving it…is there any solution ?

whenever i add few lines to ffserver.conf file i need to restart ffserver in order for ffserver to work again (as ffserver need ffserver.conf file) . if i dont restart ffserver, i get input/output ...
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Error writing /etc/nginx/nginx.conf: No such file or directory

I just installed Nginx in ubuntu 12.04 then I want to configure it but I'm having a problem saving it. When I hit save, it says: Error writing /etc/nginx/nginx.conf: No such file or directory . How ...
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How do I install Ubuntu-Tweak?

I have heard a lot about Ubuntu-Tweak and how it is great for power users, but I don't know how to install it. How do I do that? NB: Ubuntu-Tweak seems not to be actively maintained. For Ubuntu ...
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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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Why does gearman-job-server not accept connections when running as a service?

On Ubuntu 12.04, If I run sudo gearmand -d, the manager will accept jobs from remote machines. However, if I run sudo service start gearman-job-server (after killing gearmand), remote connections are ...
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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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Where to find a kingston pen drive in .config file

I was checking the .config file in the /usr/src/linux folder. 1.I was searching the name for my USB flash drive I couldn't find. By what name will it be there? 2.What happens if I copy the .config ...
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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 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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Prepend current git branch in terminal

How can I configure the terminal to display the current git branch? I'd like to see the second line rather than the first: andy@bob:~/my_projects/project_x$ (master)~/my_projects/project_x$ I ...
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Since archive.ubuntu.com does not support HTTPS, is there any alternative server that does?

This question hadn't been asked separately, so here it is. In particular, is there any official repository that provides and https alternative to the defaults http official repositories?
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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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SSH Stopped working

I restarted my computer, and now I can't connect to it through ssh on my remote machine. I can connect to it through the host machine, but that's it. It says ssh is running, but I can't connect from ...
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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 ...
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Problem in configuration of Micromax MMX 355G in Ubuntu 12.04

Hi! I got an error at the last step. I am using Micromax MMX 355g 3G modem HSPA 7.2mbps. Configuration will be very difficult and detection of driver also difficult. I just did the above steps are ...