Questions related to configuration of Ubuntu software.

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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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I am having issues properly configuring a secure network

I ran a script in order to provide as much information as possible because I really need help. I would greatly appreciate it. The information the script yielded is in this link: ...
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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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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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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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Configure eth0 and eth1 on linux debian [closed]

trying to configure eth0 and eth1, but it does not work. getting following error: RTNETLINK answers: File exists Failed to bring up eth1 /etc/network/interfaces : auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp ...
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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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Could not apply the stored configuration for monitors

Could not apply the stored configuration for monitor: Error on line 1 char 1: Document must begin with an element (e.g.). http://i62.tinypic.com/jt5vkn.jpg I get this error on start-up. Whats ...
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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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How to set how apps invoke firefox (stop using -remote openURL)

I have a Xubuntu 14.04 user whose "Thunderbird can't open links anymore - they just take [her] to the home page" (default home page). Started happening recently. Digging into the issue I found that ...
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Ubuntu server 14.04 doesn't connect by wireless [duplicate]

I am new in the linux world so here goes my noob question. I have installed "Ubuntu server 14.04" in order to recover an old netbook and give it a new use or almost try a new thing. The problem is ...
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My desktop ubuntu 14.04 not connecting wifi , how to configure this set up

Please anyone help me to install wireless Mini USB adapter 150 mbps 2.4Ghz in ubuntu 14.04 Anybody have already running wifi connection can help me. For this any drivers to be installed. How to set ...
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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 set which PostgreSQL version is to be used by default?

I have 2 different versions of PostgreSQL installed on my system (Ubuntu Lucid): /var/lib/postgresql/8.4 /var/lib/postgresql/9.0 By default, when I run a PostgreSQL command such as createdb or ...
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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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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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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 ...