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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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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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VNC over lightdm results in blank screen

I'm trying to set up VNC over lightdm so multiple users may log in to the server and have their own session each. I'm using TightVNC Viewer from a Windows machine to connect to the Ubuntu virtual ...
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Nginx using default configuration on its own

I have set up Nginx on Ubuntu server 14.04 I want to configure a very simple server block that listens for /app path and redirects traffic to a running nodejs instance locally. I have done that with ...
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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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How do Remap-* statements work in apt-cacher-ng?

I've just started using apt-cacher-ng to cache my apt-get downloads. Whenever I start it I get this error: WARNING: No URL list file matching file:backends_gentoo found in config or support ...
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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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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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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 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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pulseaudio not monitoring any audio output (i.e., ProjectM cannot work properly)

I've got an Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830TG with LUbuntu 12.10. Sound is working ok with all programs, but ProjectM Visualization is not. In pulseaudio preferences i can choose the analog or digital ...
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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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network interface (onboard wired) is showed p5p1 instead eth0

I've running Ubuntu 13.04 on my computer and it's ok. But some softwares like media servers don't work well. They search network interface eth0 and Ubuntu 13.04 named it p5p1. So my media server ...
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How can I prevent eyestrain?

I can use a Windows machine for 10 hours straight without the slightest problem, but after around 15-30 minutes of using ubuntu my eyes become sore and dried out. I currently have 11.04 installed ...
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How to change wlan0's channel

When setting the channel to wlan0, I get an error: SET failed on device wlan0 ; Device or resource busy. I tried to shutdown wlan0 by: sudo ifconfig wlan0 down and wlan0 did not appear in the ...
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Cannot find curl-config in Ubuntu 13.04

I am installing package RCurl in R and getting an error checking for curl-config... no Cannot find curl-config ERROR: configuration failed for package ‘RCurl’ I have tried to install libcurl ...
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Php.ini file change not reflecting in phpinfo()

My php.ini settings are not reflected in phpinfo. It still shows upload_max_filesize as 2M but I have set it to 50M in php.ini. Can you please tell how to change php.ini properly? I'm using 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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how can we configure A4tech X755K mouse buttons?

Since 4 years ago i was trying to configure the extra buttons from the A4tech X755K gaming mouse (it has more 6 buttons than the usual 2+wheel). Is there any tool, tutorial, configuration file to ...
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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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How can I delay a specific program on startup?

How to delay a program such as cairo-dock (No openGL) or Firefox? Sometimes programs crash when started with other startup apps. I want programs to start 10 seconds late to avoid a crash.
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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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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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How to set all locale settings in Ubuntu

A remote installed application has some encoding problems and on my local machine it is running fine. What is the best way to "copy" my locales to the remote machine? The locales on my personal ...
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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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Configuring Evolution for UBUNTU, what to fill in the Domain and server

It seems that there Is some kind of a problem with my mail client configuration. I tried to configure Evolution for the first time, but a window came up, and It required some Info to be added about ...
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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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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 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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How to list gnome-control-center panel names?

There's an (as far as I can tell) undocumented feature of gnome-control-center which can be used to show a specific panel directly. For example, gnome-control-center sound will display the "Sound" ...
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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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How to switch the editor in mc (midnight commander) from nano to mcedit?

Using ubuntu 10.10 the editor in mc (midnight commander) is nano. How can i switch to the internal mc editor (mcedit)?
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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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Save and restore tabs with name of terminal

I have a Terminal window with a dozen named tabs open *(gnome-terminal) I would like to save the current configuration and have it restored with names and directories. Is there a way to do this? I've ...
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PlayOnLinux : how to install under specific configurations?

I have installed PlayOnLinux and found it very smooth to add configurations and drives. However when the moment comes to add an application, not on from the scripted list of apps, how do I select the ...
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vsftpd not starting

I have installed vsftpd on Ubuntu Raring Ringtail, and made a few changes to the config file. When I try to run with these changes, the service never starts. Reverting to default config, the service ...
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How can I use Thunderbird without an outgoing mail server?

I'd like to use Thunderbird to download a copy of my web-based email. This is a read-only operation; I don't need the ability to send email. Thunderbird, however, disables the button for adding an ...
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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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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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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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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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customize ubuntu with bash scripts - never turn the screen off [duplicate]

I'd like to disable the screen from dimming automatically. It is manually done in Settings > Brightness & Lock > Turn screen off when inactive for: Never. I want to do it with a shell ...
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Qt 5 configuration

I have a problem setting Qt5 apps correctly on my computer. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with KDE4, I have configured the look in the KDE system settings and that look is used in every qt4 apps and gtk ...
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How can I make NetworkManager ignore my wireless card?

I do not want NetworkManager to list or manipulate my wireless card. Can I hide its interface from NetworkManager somehow? I have tried adding this in /etc/network/interfaces, iface wlan0 inet ...
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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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Wacom intuos button maping option not available

I tested an intuos pen & touch tablet with ubuntu 14.10. But the configuration panel did not show the "Map Buttons..." button. Thus, I am unable to map them, unless I use xsetwacom. But if I do ...
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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 ...