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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 /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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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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problems with sendmail configuration

I want to configure sendmail on my system so that every user can send email. i followed the instructions on http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10359437/sendmail-how-to-configure-sendmail-on-ubuntu but ...
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Save and restore tabs with name of terminal

I have a Terminal window with a dozen named tabs open *(gnome-terminal) I would like to save the current configuration and have it restored with names and directories. Is there a way to do this? I've ...
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PlayOnLinux : how to install under specific configurations?

I have installed PlayOnLinux and found it very smooth to add configurations and drives. However when the moment comes to add an application, not on from the scripted list of apps, how do I select the ...
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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 ...