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How do I use non-regular variant of a font in Ubuntu?

How do I use non-regular variant of a font in Ubuntu? Simply stating, I was trying to use light variant of a font. However, I couldn't. Every time I select those light variant, Ubuntu reluctantly ...
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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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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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How to have packages' rc config files deleted on package removal?

Yesterday I noticed the following when I started removing several apps I was not going to use. The file in the rc folders (/etc/rc0.d , /etc/rc1.d.... /etc/rc6.d) associated with the deleted app were ...
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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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Dual Gregorian - Buddhist Calendar

I am wondering if there is anyway to easily change between calendars, or change between them at all? Specifically what I'm looking for is to be able to change my calendar to the Buddhist calendar ...
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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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Enable all HTTP methods on Apache

I have set up a completely plain Apache web server (version 2.4.7) on Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS. I want to enable other HTTP methods such as PUT and DELETE for some testing purposes. I edited my ...
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Looking for info on debconf-set-selections/pre-configuration/pre-seeding specs format

The output of debconf-get-selection, once the comment and blank lines are filtered out, consists of records (i.e. rows) of 4 (or sometimes 3) whitespace-separated fields. For example1: d-i ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Setting the integer value of browser.backspace to 2 within Firefox's about:config does not enable backspace

I am not sure as to why this doesn't work. I am currently using a Linux Ubuntu 15.04.2 LTS. Also, is about:config called advanced preferences? Edit: If anyone is looking for an alternative, ALT + ...
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System Center Configuration Manager for Ubuntu?

Anybody knows if Ubuntu has a tool like: "System Center Configuration Manager" from MS? I want to remotely distribute software. Thanks in advance.
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Firefox default search provider resets after restarting the browser

I switched my default search provider to DuckDuckGo, but recently decided that I needed to have some of Google's features for a while as default, so I made Google my default search provider in my ...
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Ensuring fail-safety of an Apache server

I have a few Wordpress websites running on Apache 2.4.7 / Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. It is a virtual machine running on Microsoft Azure. The websites are using a MySQL server also running on the same ...
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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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Can't edit system files with gksu gedit gives error when saving could not back up the old copy of the file before saving the new one

I am having an issue with my Lenovo Ideapad y410p with the speakers popping and making a ringing sound which I can't seem to figure out how to fix. I found one solution on Ask Ubuntu but I am unable ...
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Two popups when force quitting an application

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 having /home in a separate encrypted partition. When Ubuntu 14.04 came out, I did a clean install, but without formatting my /home partition, thus, keeping all my settings, ...
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Could not apply the stored configuration for monitors - Ubuntu 14.04 Freezes

I downloaded updates to my PC; which was on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS; and the next thing I know it's upgrading Ubuntu. Now it's upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS; and when I login; it displays the following ...
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Wifi configuraton on ubuntu 14.04 or wifi not working with ubuntu 14.04

I'm in my universtiy and they provide WIFI privileged with a unique username and password, now I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, turned on wifi, given my username and password but I couldn't configure ...
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How to set MTU for autoconfigured interfaces

I have a computer that may have multiple network devices, which are only in some cases available. Currently all network devices are configured completely automatically. Now I need to set the MTU for ...
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Nvidia layout inconsistencies when saving to x configuration file (Ubuntu 14.04)

I am having trouble saving to the x config file from the nvidia x server settings. When I click the "Save to X Configuration File" button, I get "The current layout has some inconsistencies". Under ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Ubuntu 14.04 Boot and tasks really slow!

I have a weird behaviour in my ubuntu 14.04. The boot tasks are really slow. I have installed the bootchart and the attached file is the last one that the software has created today. thanks
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Totem Hide Title Bar and the controls

How do you Hide the title bar of totem using command line or config file? I can't seem to hide the title bar. Also on startup totem --toggle-controls vid.mp4 doesn't work. Only when it is running ...
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FreeNX terminates session immediately after login

I have installed FreeNX Server on Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. I am using OpenNX (0.16.0725) The FreeNX session starts with a blank/black screen and an active cursor but then terminates without an error ...
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Setting pulseaudo card for sound spekaer and bluetooth headset

I'm trying to write a script where I change outputs of my sound using shortcut key. I'm using similar for changing between hdmi and analog and also I'd like to do the same for changing between laptop ...
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Setting up an intranet by Apache2 and Bind9

I need some support to setup an intranet. ENVIRONMENT A LAN (192.168.1.x) conntected to Internet through an ADSL modem/router (192.168.1.1). An Ubuntu 14 server (192.168.1.111) is connected to the ...
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using php5enmod to ensure module is enabled

There seems to be some inconsistencies for ensuring a PHP Module / Extension is enabled. I'm using Ansible to provision my servers and found that there are some PHP Modules that are being verified if ...
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How to check music file for distortion?

Distorted audio Sometimes, when palying some music file, it just does not sound right - for example it sounds like it's distorted by overmodulating - but it's not so strong that it is obvious how it ...
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Trouble with bacula

I have configured bacula in ubuntu, it is showing the following error after a backup, Scheduled Jobs: Level Type Pri Scheduled Name Volume ...
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Where really is fonts.conf in Ubuntu 15.04?

I've read that ~/.fonts.conf is deprecated as of version 12.04. However, in my freshly installed Kubuntu 15.04 I see that there are: ~/.fonts.conf ~/.config/fontconfig/fonts.conf And also ...
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Default Web site folder

For many reasons, business and technical, use of the /var folder for FTP and Web sites cannot be used on our server. How can ISPconfig be set to use a different default configuration. For example: ...
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Settings up RAID 1 on existing Ubuntu installation

Good morning, For my internship project I am currently setting up a Linux (Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS) web environment (NGINX/PHP5/PHP-FPM/MariaDB and such...). Now I forgot to set up the RAID 1 ...