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How to disable strict host key checking in ssh?

I would like to disable strict host key checking in ssh for ubuntu 11.04. How to do it?
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How do I make a key on the keyboard do *nothing*?

My right control key on my keyboard sticks. I hit it accidentally often enough that I'd like to make it do absolutely nothing when it's hit. Is this possible?
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How can I permanently save a password-protected SSH key?

I am using Awesome Window Manager How can I permanently add private keys with password? Inspired by the answer here I have added the private keys in ~/.ssh/config Contents of ~/.ssh/config: ...
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Unlock all private keys on Ubuntu, entering password only once at login

I login to Ubuntu 12.04 using a password. Later on, when I use my browser(Chrome), I'm asked for a password to unlock the keychain so that the browser can access my saved credentials for various ...
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Where can I get a list of SCHEMA / PATH / KEY to use with gsettings?

After doing some research, I found that I can quickly set configuration options using the gsettings command in the terminal, instead of installing dconf-editor or gconf-editor or CCSM. But we need ...
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How to remap Super(left) key to control key

Could anyone please tell me how to remap my Super(left) key to Ctrl key? I mean Super(left) should work as Ctrl key..
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Shell scripting bash: How to detect Alt+N keystroke?

I want to write a script that always listens in the background and execute a particular command when the user hits a specific key combination such as Alt + N. How this can be done?
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Enabling passphrase on an already existing private key

I already have a ssh private key without a passphrase. As I have started to use it to login to a few critical and secure systems, I need to use a passphrase on my RSA private key. How can I enable ...
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Getting character key code mappings in ubuntu

I am trying to play around with some keyboard layouts in ubuntu. Now there is a program called showkey which lets me see the keycode for any key pressed in the terminal. Is there any command to get ...
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type French accents with US international keyboard [duplicate]

I am running Lubuntu on my laptop and would like to write French accents with a US keyboard. I find the compose key solution ([Alt]+[accent] at the same time, followed by a [letter]) not that handy... ...
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binding back/forward to mouse buttons

I have a basic logitech mouse with 5 buttons: left, right, wheel left, wheel, wheel right. I used to use wheel left and right for going back and forward in my browser or navigator. Now this doesn't ...
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SSH public key authentication doesn't work

I'm having trouble setting up public key authentication for an SSH server on Ubuntu Server 12.04 (A) for authentication from an Ubuntu Server 13.04 (B). What I'm doing now (I'm trying to follow the ...
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typing arrows in plain text?

In plain text (as opened in emacs, gedit, ...), how can I type up and down arrows? I type the up arrow in two lines, as "^" above "|", where aligning them is very inconvenient. I don't know how to ...
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How to block super powers?

I have a Super or a Windows key on my keyboard. As a Windows user I'm used to using it to open the start-menu. On Ubuntu its a very sensitive key. Sometimes when I press it by mistake the whole system ...
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Fast-pressed key triggers auto-repeat (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

When a key is pressed and released quickly, it will auto-repeat until the keyboard is touched again. Lorem Ipsummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm It looks like the system receives the "keypress" ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 duplicates my key presses

I have upgraded from Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 and it now constantly duplicates my key presses when I am in a browser, HUD or libreoffice. So if I type "ubuntu" it types "uubbuunnttuu". When I press ...
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How to configure a SSH server to use a certain public key?

I have a dual boot Windows 7 / Ubuntu 12.04 desktop and I have installed openSSH server in both (using cygwin64 under windows). I connected from my laptop, running Ubuntu 12.04, to the Cygwin64 ...
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Is Ubuntu's archive signing key available via HTTPS somewhere?

I'm writing a program that needs to download GPG keys for various distributions to do unattended net installs. To do this securely and in an automated way, I need to download the key via HTTPS, which ...
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Tab key doesn't work

Since a couple of days, my Tab key doesn't work. Alt + Tab works fine. For example in a text editor it does nothing, but for example in a form in the browser it blinks/focuses the field but it ...
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How do I create one user without key authentication?

I've completed the following steps: I have configured Ubuntu server with Key authentication and it is working fine. I have disabled password authentication for key authentication to work. The server ...
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What key for Ubuntu option during pre boot (small twist)?

This question is close to others on the site but I still haven't found an answer. I have a Toshiba Satellite with Windows 7. Ubuntu has been installed on it and I have used it before. I haven't ...
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How to cat the `MAAS Key` of a user via `maas shell`?

When we login to MAAS web UI, we can see the user MAAS Key in the Preferences page. Is there any chance to cat it as a text via console command maas shell?!
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custom hot key for terminal command

I want to hit F1 and have a string with return key to be typed automatically into the terminal I am in. I do not want to do it with bash_profile because I want it to be configured locally in once ...
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Amazon aws type keys generation

There is perfect security model when connecting to Amazon AWS instance. But I would like to be able to make such key my self for custom user. To be clear it will be user with git repository, but it ...
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Private key not found

I have tried to generate server certificate for apache2 earlier.... I have noticed one error in apache server. Which means that Apache can't find the private key component of new SSL certificate. Now ...
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Screen resolution changes when a key is pressed

Ubuntu 13.4 64 Bit (same behaviour on 12.4). Laptop is off. An external screen is connected via VGA. I start the laptop (auto-login). Screen resolution is the highest for both the laptop screen and ...
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How to interpret the contents of ~/.gconf?

Consider a key like /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/cycle_windows I can access this this key using gconf-editor. However when I cd to ~/.gconf/apps/metacity I find an empty file named ...
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How to use rsync via ssh with rsa key passphrases?

How can I use rsync with passphrases? All googled "solutions" i found use passphrase-less keys which seems no real option. i am runnning 2 ubuntu servers 12.04.2 LTS.
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How to generate WEP keys from a passphrase

I have a passphrase and I want to generate a WEP keys from it. Are there a linux command for that?
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Trouble Setting up Open SSH with Putty

I for the life of me can't seem to get openSSH to work on Ubuntu Server 10.10 with keys I generated in PuttyGen on my Windows machine. After hours of trial and error and web searches I can't get my ...
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How do I generate a new OTR key for Pidgin

I accidentally leaked my OTR key. How do I generate a new one in Pidgin?
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Where do I find Ubuntu's PGP signatures and signing keys? [duplicate]

where can I find PGP signatures and signing keys for Ubuntu? I want to verify the download, but the only thing I can find are the MD5 hashes (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuHashes). I can't ...
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GPG error in Ubuntu update

When I run the sudo apt-get update, it results in the following Reading package lists... Done W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified ...
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SSH ids are forgotten on logout

I'm having trouble setting up SSH public key authentication. I want to use this to backup my server to a backup server with SSH. I will do this automatically with a cronjob, so I can't type in the ...
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How to revoke old OpenPGP keys?

I've been foolish over the years and created a few OpenPGP keys for various reasons (mostly self teaching) and never revoked any of them or changed them etc before re-installs or whatnot. Anyhow I ...
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Double (different) key press detected

I have Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10 as dual boot. I have PS2 keyboard. Sometimes randomly (can't reproduce yet) Ubuntu detects multiple different key presses when I press specific buttons. Some buttons ...
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Configuring arrow keys on media

I just installed Ubuntu and I'm extremely happy about it, I can see myself switching to Linux from Windows permanently. There's a slight problem however, when I'm watching a movie, arrow keys skip ...
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How to unlock the boot partition in GParted

First of I am a total noob in Ubuntu and have never used a Linux-based system before. Just to give you an image of how little knowledge I have: I am at the point where I am trying to understand the ...
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SSH Keys on multiple operating systems

I have a Ubuntu Server 13.04 and I currently use password only SSH login. After seeing how many attempts were made to maliciously login to SSH I need to switch to key based authentication. I have ...
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Cloud instances in OpenStack can't import public SSH key

does anybody know how to actually fix the problem of Ubuntu Cloud VM instances in OpenStack not being able to import public keys from Nova-api's meta-data server with the following message: ...
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Fn keys and card reader not working in Asus k55

I am using ubuntu 12.04 in my new Asus K55 (Intel® Chief River Chipset HM76). It works pretty well but the SD card reader is not recognized, and the Fn keyboard keys are not working. I have followed ...
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The Fn key wont work on Toshiba satellite L735?

The Fn key wont work on Toshiba satellite L735 on ubuntu 12.04 so anyone can help me please ???
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Can't SSH with Key Authentication

I created an RSA keypair using ssh-keygen on Ubuntu Desktop 14.04.2 LTS ssh-keygen -b 2048 -t rsa -f ~/.ssh/<keyname> -o Than I added the public key to the remote Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 LTS ...
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Complete walk through on creating a new user +Key if nessecary

I am very new to all of this. I use PuTTY to access my WHM Minecraft server without any issue as root. I want to make a new account, I have googled for 2 days and nothing is working. ...
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The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY

When I look for my error key number 0429ACCAF7AA50B3, it is not in the database, thus I cannot receive or generate anything even none of this did not work: ...
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VirtualBox release key after a few seconds

I am using Ubuntu in VirtualBox and it works pretty fine, but there is a problem that I am having since I started using it. I use Emacs and therefore, I use a lot of combinations/shortcuts/bindings ...
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How to reconfigure keyboard (W and P not functioning correctly) [duplicate]

I was reluctant in asking this question but everything I've researched has led me to a dead end. Shift + w and Shift + p aren't working correctly. So I'm unable to use W and P unless I use the caps ...
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setup ssh encryption keys

Here is the situation: I have 4 Linux servers. /home is same for all the four servers. (It's a network drive). I want to setup a password-less SSH via setting up encryption keys. I created RSA key ...
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Ubuntu 12 'Connect to Server…' With Key [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Key-based SSH login with Nautilus' “Connect to Server” On my Ubuntu 12 installation I'd like to 'Connect to Server...' from the file explorer via SSH but the ...
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Why doesn't super key display some scripts?

I recently downloaded CrashPlan for my laptop running 12.04. It installed a shortcut to the desktop to the GUI which is pointing at /usr/local/crashplan/bin/CrashPlanDesktop (a shell script). This is ...