Questions related to configuration of Ubuntu software.

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How do I add an ID to a menu entry to GRUB config?

I want to add an ID to any menu entry in the Grub config and then auto generate the configuration by changing /etc/default/grub file DEFAULT_GRUB = desired_linux_version I already did but grub ...
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How to disable lightdm?

I want to disable lightdm from autostart. Currenty, I run service lightdm disable from terminal, then run startx. update-rc.d doesnt help
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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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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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`xpdf` does not process config files

xpdf does not seem to be using /etc/xpdf/xpdf/xpdfrc or ~/.xpdfrc. For example, in full-screen mode, pushing the down-arrow key does not do anything. Additionally, I've edited ~/.xpdfrc to contain the ...
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Make applications not forget settings

I am running Ubuntu with i3 as my window manager. For some reason, some of my applications forget changes I make to their settings if I am not running the applications as root. For instance, if I try ...
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Gnome configuration files

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 and had installed Gnome. Now i am quad-booting and want to copy all my customization (extensions, arrangement, font selection, themes, etc..) made to gnome in Ubuntu to a ...
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Is this a correct way to enable htaccess in Apache 2.4.7 on Ubuntu 12.04

In almost every solution of "How to activate htaccess", they say that the /etc/apache2/sites-available/default file needs to be edited. But there isn't such file in Apache 2.4.7 I read somewhere ...
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configuration of rlogin application

I am using security-onion a ubuntu based linux distribution. I can use rlogin -l username localhost command successfully but when I use other machines to remote login I get connection refused error. I ...
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Some fast way to save and restore tabs of Terminal?

I have a Terminal window with a dozen named tabs open. I would like to save the current configuration and have it restored with names and directories. Is there a way to do this?
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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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How to disable HTTP referrer in Firefox?

I feel that the HTTP referrer is a violation of my privacy (the HTTP header field that identifies the webpage you just came from which was linked to the webpage you are going to) and I understand that ...
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Thunderbird printed text size (with attachments) [closed]

I have some emails with PDFs attached. I'd like to print them, but with "Shrink to page" text is too small, and with 100% PDFs are too large and not shown, only top-left corner. I've tried changing ...
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Either Mysql won't start or the client shows error “Found option without preceding group in config file”

My idea was to tailor the configuration of my Mysql server by making use of the configuration directory it has and includes (via the !includedir /etc/mysql/conf.d/ directive at the end of /etc/mysql/...
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Sharing WiFi configuration files over diffferent computers

I have several computers and I would like to be able to share configurations among them: for example, when one of them connects to a new WiFi and I return home, the others can get this new ...
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I broke Firefox with bad changes in 'about:config', how do I restore the defaults?

I have been experimenting with the about:config settings of Firefox 47.0 on my new Xenial installation. This unfortunately has left Firefox broken. I have read how to search through about:config to ...
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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 https://help....
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Wireshark does not show any interface to capture packets

I've installed Wireshark in Ubuntu 16.04 with the command: sudo apt-get install wireshark After program start, Start Capture and Stop Capture buttons are disabled. Even opening Capture Options ...
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How to disable mouse acceleration in Ubuntu 16.04

I checked through the answers currently available, but none of them seems to disable mouse acceleration permanently. xset m 0 0 seems to disable it for a brief moment, but it comes back within ...
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Navigating/Exiting command line configuration screens from bash script

I'm new to bash scripting and making a initial setup script that I can run to quickly set up a new install. When installing ddclient sudo apt-get install ddclient -y it opens a command line ...
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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 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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What is my DNS mis-configuration in docker?

I recently installed docker on my ubuntu 16.04. I pulled and run hello-world, ubuntu and sinatra images sucessfully, but they cannot connect to the internet I think!! Example the following errors ...
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Could not apply the stored configuration for monitors [duplicate]

Could not apply the stored configuration for monitors Error on line 1 char 1: Document must begin with an element (e.g. ) No clue why it happened or what to do. Intel 4400 i3 4010U Dualbooted with ...
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modify KMail config file

I want to configure the kmail's config file but I am not able to find it. Can you please help me out and point me to where it is on the system. In Thunderbird I can find it in -- HELP > Troubleshoot ...
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Installed memory in Windows 7 guest machine in VirtualBox

My virtualbox guest machine (windows 7) is setted to have 6GB allocated memory, it is the half that my host machine has(Host machine is xubuntu with 12GB of RAM), my question is: after running windows ...
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GUI program to shred or wipe files with options to make sure they are unrecoverable?

I have a quick question about file shredding. Is there any application with graphical interface capable of shredding files and folders? I know bleachbit has that feature but there are no options or ...
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Does Nautilus exclude any items from its search results?

When I searched for a file called 60-evdev.hwdb using Nautilus for instance, although it took about half an hour, in the end it returned to say that it couldn't find such a file on my machine. ...
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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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Cloud Lubuntu - Complete OS in a cloud

This is my first post on askubuntu, so if I did something wrong, just tell me and I'll correct it if necessary. Is there a way to sync my lubuntu OS with a cloud? so that all the installed programs ...
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How do you get hard drives to boot at start up?

I have a couple of drives that will not start at boot using 14.04.. I've added them to /etc/fstab. I've tried using /dev/sdb1 (which is what the drive is) and using the uuid, but neither of them ...
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Unity: Nautilus folder opens in background

I am used to open a folder from the keyboard with a shortcut. The alternatives are: Use Unity Dash with the shortcut SUPER + F to open the Dash File Lens Open Kupfer with the configured shortcut (...
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Make custom Ubuntu flavour [duplicate]

I have seen some videos on how to make Ubuntu into a beautiful and efficient i3 system with all unnecessary apps removed. But rather than having to configuring such a system multiple times, I would ...
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How can I see what happens during the boot process?

On my machine booting takes more than a minute which is annoying when I see that Windows 7 boots in 20 seconds. Here is what I get when the machine is booting. How can I see what happens when ...
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What does the 'hide-identity' gsetting do?

On Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 I have just noticed that there is a hide-identity gsetting: I have read its description, but what exactly would be the difference if I turned it on? What ...
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How to activate scroll bar in LibreOffice Writer on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04?

I have noticed that on the Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 version of LibreOffice Writer that there is no scroll bar at the side no matter how long a document is, this can get rather annoying. Is ...
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Dell Precision 7510 Ubuntu - reference configuration

I've just bought Dell Precision with 7510 Ubuntu 14.04 insatlled on it. I've did not back up my settings before checking them. Could anyone post me xorg configuration for such a laptop? It consists ...
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How to permanently configure keyboard

I use a Turkish keyboard which i have converted to English(Ubuntu server 12.04). My problem is that the single quote is not present on the keyboard but is instead represent by a comma in midair. To ...
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Fixed columns' width in Nautilus

In Ubuntu 11.10 the nautilus version has a new feature, as you can see: it adapts the column's width to the content of the column itself (at least for the Name column). This behavior is not always ...
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How to display KDE lock screen time in 24-hour format

Running Kubuntu with the Plasma desktop, 16.04. I have my desktop configured to 24-hour time, which is what I vastly prefer. But when the lock screen comes on, it shows me the detested AM/PM ...
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terminal view under Distribution Upgrade

I was upgrading from 14.04 to 15.04, under the Distribution Upgrade window, there is a terminal view of the process; I was looking at the changes when I was asked on the terminal view to update or ...
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How install GraphicsMagick with quantum 16

How can I configure GraphicsMagick to use --with-quantum-depth=16 before installing it with apt-get? Is it possible to do or should I build it from source?
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How to set 6 workspaces in Ubuntu MATE 16.04 - Using Compiz

I want to set a desired number of workspaces in Ubuntu MATE 16.04, please help.
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Huion H610 hotkeys

Been fussing over this for awhile, but found my problem seems unique compared to others, so no instructions have been helpful. I purchased an H610 graphics tablet, running it on my Ubuntu 15.10 ...
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How to configuration Msql 5.7 to provide another access to the database

I install mysql 5.7 on ubuntu 16.04 . I grant user complete. But client not connect database on server. How to configuration Msql 5.7 to client connect and access to the database on mysql-server.
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How to allow moving the cursor while typing with xserver-xorg-input-libinput installed?

Since I installed xserver-xorg-input-libinput, although it fixed my other problems, it has meant that I am unable to move my cursor while typing. I am running Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20, is ...
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Setting up proxy to ignore all local addresses [duplicate]

I am trying to bypass the proxy for all addresses that are local network addresses. Such as http://test/ and http://mymachine/ and http://hismachine/ Is there an easy way to do that?
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How to stop OSSEC HIDS sending me level 2 alerts?

I have OSSEC HIDS (2.8.3) installed (I have it set up as a local installation) and setup so that it sends me email alerts for the various alert levels. The only problem is with level 2 alerts which ...
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How do I add the “atkbd.reset i8042.nomux” parameters to rEFInd?

I have a Toshiba Satellite, which has a bug where, after waking from suspend, both keyboard and the touchpad (edit: this only happens sometimes) don't work. This can be fixed by editing /etc/default/...
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How to change the default save location for Firefox bookmarks?

When I make a new bookmark in Firefox it is automatically saved to the "Unsorted Bookmarks" section, but I would prefer it go to just straight to the "Bookmarks Toolbar", so how can I change the ...