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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 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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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 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 ...
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how to remove tooltip message feature from all of Ubuntu 12.04 desktop and user applications?

I searched and not able to find a way to do this. I find this very annoying. After installing 12.04, I keep getting these tooltip messages from all the applications I use. I want to remove this ...
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How to alter touchpad settings on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04?

After upgrading to Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with GNOME 3.20 I have found that if I tap my touchpad it clicks which is something I do not want due to a faulty touchpad, previously I was able to disable this ...
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syncookies disabled despite setting in sysctl.conf

Using Ubuntu 14.04.4 with Unity desktop. I've tried setting net.ipv4.tcp_syncookies=1 in /etc/sysctl.conf, but after booting it is set to 0 (checked using cat /proc/net/ipv4/tcp_syncookies). What is ...
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Bridge/networking/LXD/emby server configuration trouble

It is not exactly clear to me how to google this question, so please forgive me if this is answered before or related to something else answered before. The symptoms: On boot there is no Internet ...
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How to disable cache in Firefox?

From this answer I learned previously how to disable the Firefox cache completely, however I have found that in the latest version (don't know when this change was made, but I think rather recently) ...
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How to configure GnuPG's S.gpg-agent socket location?

GnuPG places its socket S.gpg-agent at ~/.gnupg/S.gpg-agent by default. I didn't find any way to configure the location of this socket nor seems there to be a manpage of gpg.conf. Background: I want ...
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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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Setting system wide preferences in Firefox

I am trying to figure out how to deploy a set of Firefox defaults (some changeable some not) to a series of Ubuntu Desktops. The machines are running Natty and Firefox 6. I would like to install this ...
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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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App to adjust gamma in ubuntu 16.04

Is there an app that can adjust gamma/brightness/contrast for ubuntu 16.04? xgamma doesn't have any effect. Thank you Edits *-display:0 description: VGA compatible controller ...
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MTR installation and configuration file

I apologise in advance as this is probably lack of knowledge on my part. But for the life of me and even consulting the all knowing google and man pages / help pages. I can find out where MTR is ...
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How can I distribute mandatory settings (system and LibreOffice settings)?

The last PCI settings: Users may not change their screen saver timeout, it has to be set to 5 minutes. And locked so that no configuration can be made by the user. Users must always unlock their ...
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How to get GRUB options selection on startup?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and in the past at random seemingly there was a period in which when starting up my computer I would get the GRUB options which would allow me to choose ...
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How do you globally set the default browser using KDE4?

I'm using awesome-wm on Kubuntu 10.10. I like some of the KDE tools... like choqok. Thing is, that within awesome wm it seems to be impossible to set a default browser, because KDE4 settings overwrite ...
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apache2.conf glob of sites-enabled doesn't work

I am running Apache/2.4.7 (Ubuntu) and have come across a strange bug. In apache2.conf if I leave the following alone then my virtualhost returns a 404. IncludeOptional sites-enabled/*.conf If I ...
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cmake posts an error when called from openhantek-untagged-de67b19b854308c333b9/build

I have successfully installed cmake version 3.2.2 in order to build and install openhantek-untagged-de67b19b854308c333b9, from the build directory I made cmake ../ and got this message: *-- Found ...
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Ubuntu Touch how to edit .config files

Trying to edit .config files on BQ tablet but no app associated with this file type and gedit can't find them directly. Have tried sudo gedit .config but no luck no 'gedit command not found'. Does ...
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How to fix Duplicate sources.list entry?

I keep getting this warning whenever I try to run sudo apt-get update. W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main i386 Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/archive....
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reboot problem, though with shutdown and bootup no problem?

A small but weird problem, when I select reboot (restart) I get "no configuration file found ..." before grub ... BUT, if I shut down and startup after ... No Problems, why for goodness sake, ...
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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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WARNING:root:could not open file '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/select-editr.list' on Ubuntu 16.04

The first time I ran sudo apt edit-sources it prompted me to choose an editor, I pressed Ctrl+c and tried to rerun. Now whenever I run a command that doesn't exist I get this error message: ~ $ a ...
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trying to Install UnixODBC on ubuntu AND launch the GUI ODBCManageDataSourcesQ4

I am not able to run UnixODBC on Ubuntu. Screenshot Showing Error when launched ODBCManageDataSourcesQ4: More Error Messages: