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How to Configure Clickpad?

I am running xubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. It works very well, except the behaviour of my clickpad (touchpad where the buttons are built into the surface) makes it essentially ...
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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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Implications of setting “usershare owner only = false” in smb.conf

I'm using Wubi and want to share a directory from the (Win8) host via Samba. When I try to do this using Nautilus I receive the following error: 'net usershare' returned error 255: net usershare ...
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Unable to change almost any configuration from my desktop

first, apologies for my english. Well, my problem is that if I can't change any configuration. some examples: 1-can't unlock any apps from the Launcher. 2-can't disable online searchs on the Dash. ...
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How to dynamically change configuration of a running Xserver?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.3 on Intel's HD4000 GPU. While Xserver is running, I would like to: add a new dummy screen to a running xserver (existing session, no DM involved) set resolution of display ...
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Default to adm group for upstart logs

This bug suggests that on 12.04, the default permissions for upstart logs do not allow rsyslogd to read them: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/upstart/+bug/1074564 That is the logs need to ...
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How to access unity theme details programmatically?

What is the best approach to find about the details of theme which is currently in use in Unity DE? example : icons, colors ... I don't know much about the Unity configurations and I assume that there ...
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How to have cntlm configuration per user?

This tutorial http://zipizap.wordpress.com/tag/cntlm/ suggests configuring cntlm using the file etc/cntlm.conf. It works great, but it means that all users logged to the machine will be using the same ...
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Why does my system takes so long to recognize that I'm typing in the keyboard?

Hello fellow Linux users, I would like to ask you for help. I am running on 12.04 and Windows 7 (dual boot). I have some Trust keyboard, and it is working fine in Windows7, but when I log into ...
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Can't access OpenStack dashboard

I get an error on my OpenStack dashboard. I used the scripted method to install OpenStack through devstack.com. It had only two commands; I typed them down, and the rest of the installation finished ...
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low-graphic mode changes ineffective

I've done some searching, without luck. (its hard when you don't know what your question is and English is not your first language) My ubuntu 12.10 is booting up in "low-graphic mode" all ...
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How can I have different X & sound configuration depending on which user logs in?

First off: I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and the NVIDIA X Server Settings GUI to configure. I've recently gotten a new LED TV hooked up to my computer - the video card supports two displays. I would like ...
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How can I distribute mandatory settings (system and LibreOffice settings)?

I'm a Linux sysadmin and I maintain 100 Ubuntu desktops. We're about to upgrade to 12.04, but before we can do that we have to make Ubuntu PCI complaint. Meaning we have to lock some mandatory ...
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display resolution question

My machine has two hard drives, one has Fedora 64bit and one has Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. When running Fedora, I can set the resolution to 1600x1200. But I can only get 1280x1024 when Ubuntu is running. ...
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is there a unified management console for Ubuntu 12?

is there something similar to the management console in Windows for example GUI based Device Manager In windows server there is a server management console through which we can manage all system ...
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Enable backing store feature in Ubuntu 12.04

Can you tell me how to enable the 'backing store' feature in Ubuntu 12.04? I tried adding xserver-command=X +bs to /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf. With this configuration setting xserver fails to start ...
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Blank screen after logon

With the help of my local FreeGeek neighbours, I installed Ubuntu 3.5.0-49-generic as a dual boot (GRUB 1.99-21ubuntu3.14) on my old XP machine: Mobo: ASUS P4P800 CPU: Pentium 4, 2.60 GHz RAM: 1 GB ...
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Ubuntu won't finish booting

So I have a Windows 8 PC that also can run Ubuntu (my computer is a Dell Inspiron) but every time I try to run Ubuntu it takes about 2 minutes and then shuts off my computer. I don't understand why. ...
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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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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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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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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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Apparmor and Ecrypfs trouble with encrypted ~/Private directory

In my system I made an encrypted ~/Private directory by ecryptfs-utils package. It works good, but I have a problem with apparmor. Into the Private folder I moved some home directories, like .local, ...
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How to increase waiting time for non responding programs?

I have installed a Ubuntu GNOME and found that I am getting lots of PROGRAM is not responding messages. I have either to "Force Quit" the program or "Wait" for it a little more. I've noticed that ...
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MAAS PXE Wont go further than config

This keeps looping in logfiles (while the client tries to retrieve config via pxelinux.cfg/MACADDR) 2013-12-18 07:47:58+0100 [TFTP (UDP)] Datagram received from ('172.27.0.85', 49153): ...
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Error when I try to create a xorg.conf

I currently change my graphic driver from Nvidia to Intel since my graphic card changed. When I try to reconfigure my xorg and create a xorg.conf in root shell at recovery mode by execute 'X ...
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Copy wireless configuration between clients

We have a group of kiosk-type machines that we are configuring and we would like to have wireless as an option as some of the locations do not have the luxury of an ethernet wall jack. We are using ...
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installing Percona XtraDB Cluster on Ubuntu 13.04

So, a bit of explanation of the big picture: I am trying to get multiple PXC instances running on a single machine, replicating via Galera to each other. I am running Ubuntu Server 13.04 amd64 in a ...
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What is the use for /etc/default/* when daemonizing a process

I have some configuration files under /etc/default and one of them is for a service that should be started at boot so I changed the configuration file to say: START=yes But I have scripts in ...
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How can I share my nfs share by name

How can I setup NFS to share from a host that is identified by name rather than IP address? I have used the community documentation to setup the nfs share. The issue is that I am sharing it over my ...
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How to populate configuration files over a lot of servers?

I have configuration files at my home directory (.bashrc, .gitignore, etc.). When I find something helpful for me I add this information into this files. But also I have access via ssh to different ...
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Where can I find the configuration file for keyboard shortcuts in 12.10?

Where can I find configuration file for keyboard shortcuts?
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How can I change Launcher scrolling behavior back?

I've just upgraded to 13.04. Now mouse scrolling on Launcher results not in moving through Launcher, but in application switching. Is there a way to change this behavior back, so I'll be able to ...
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How to transfer (network) printer configurations to multiple computers?

I have 3 printers which need to be configured manually (driver, duplex yes/no, etc.). Everything needed is already present on the Ubuntu (Precise, 12.04 LTS) standard installation. So it is basically ...
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Configure firebird service to allow remote access

I installed firebird server on my Ubuntu 12.10 and it is working perfectly when accessing locally /usr/lib/firebird/2.1# isql-fb -user sysdba -password masterkey Use CONNECT or CREATE DATABASE to ...
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nvidia GeForce 210 2 monitors switchable, not the same desktop

I want to have zwo separate Monitors, my computer-monitor to work and my HD-TV for watching movies. I work with the normal nvidia driver from the ubuntu repositories with Ubuntu 12.04. Now I only have ...
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Completely redifine clickpad actions. Three finger scrolling. Two finger dragging

Is there a way to completely remap actions of clickpad / touchpad? I would like to be able to configure these things on my Samsung Series 9 900x3c clickpad (I would pick some of them that are ...
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Necessary to add dns-nameservers and such in interfaces for IPv4 and IPv6?

Simple question, but haven't found an answer anywhere, so turning here: When setting up /etc/network/interfaces do I have to set up the dns-nameservers line both for the inet and the inet6 parts of ...
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Bridge not working

After researching everything possible on KVM and bridged interfaces and trying everything in the Ubuntu Forums, I still can not get my guest to connect. Guest IP: 192.168.10.150 Host IP: ...
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apps not using their installed icons depending on directory

On Precise, apps use their icons in menus if the "app.desktop" file is in /usr/share/applications and the icon is in /usr/share/icons. If the app.desktop file is in /usr/share/kde4/apps/ and the ...
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How to keep launched programs confined to their desktop?

This may sound a little pointless, but being able to do this would make a world of difference to me. Call it OCD, and you're probably right, but, but...! So; I was wondering if there is some obscure ...
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What's the difference between .Xresources and .Xdefaults?

How are these two files connected to xrdb? Should I have both, or just one in my home directory? Do lines like these go in either file? XTerm*background: white URxvt.font: xft:Monospace
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Wallpapers are not fully “zoomed” (awsetbg -f) in awesome

When I set my wallpaper in awesome using awsetbg -f and in the theme.lua, most wallpapers are not "zoomed" (as if you were to set a wallpaper and make it zoomed, tiled, etc.). It is shown as tiled. I ...
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How to configure sound (on Realtek ALC662) when current configuration plays everything as mono?

All music files play as mono on my Ubuntu 12.04 installation.System soundcard (integrated): nVidia MCP61 High Definition Audio (Realtek ALC662). Did anyone have the same problem? What's the solution? ...
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How set properly hdd sleep time on ubuntu 12.04

I've tried add in /etc/hdparam.conf /dev/sdb { spindown_time=140 } But it have no effect. From console sudo hdparm -S 140 /dev/sdb /dev/sdb: setting standby to 140 (11 minutes + ...
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Firefox: LastUsedPrinter not obeyed - Ubuntu 12.04

Related to: Why Firefox does not save my preferences in prefs.js (i.e. printer headers, margins, etc.)? Why does Ubuntu not obey the LastUsedPrinter in Firefox? This works in other OS's. Setting ...
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How to do a near-full desktop experience sync?

I have two machines in two fairly distant locations that I do development on, depending on where I am. I currently use a git sync to keep the following dotfiles manually synced .irssi .ssh/config ...
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Black screen on boot and have to manually change the brightness

Issue:- Black Screen after boot-up Ubuntu Version:- 12.04, 64 bit Graphic Drivers Installation method:- Manually purged the old drivers and installed the new drivers provided by amd. Tried ...
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How to prevent go to dpkg-reconfigure mode during installing

Is there any switch which tell apt-get command to not go to dpkg-reconfigure mode during ? I mean, we go to configure mode after installation?