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Recovering Ubuntu with Lubuntu Live CD

My younger sister's computer suffered some major problems recently. The BIOS corrupted and attempted to load Ubuntu 10.04 in a way it shouldn't have. I'm not sure of the exact details, but the ...
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Permission issues with mounted new hard drive on Ubuntu machine

I recently purchased a new hard drive, for the sole purpose of storing a database. I am running Ubuntu 10.0.4. Since I had not done this sort of thing before, I decided to use the GUI (Disk Utility) ...
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chmod: invalid mode: `+a'

System: ( lsb_release -a ) Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS Release: 10.04 Codename: lucid This is my command: sudo chmod +a "www-data allow ...
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Need advice on samba shares and permissions

I'm trying to achieve the following, in order to access samba shares from a Windows XP box: Live users get a home directory which can be accessed with full permissions through samba if they are ...
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Is there a difference between using setuid()/setgid() within a program and invoking it with sudo -u xxx -g xxx?

Consider this python script, which invokes HandBrakeCLI, a program that attempts to read from the dvd drive: invoke.py #!/usr/bin/python import sys import os import subprocess as subp import ...
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tar: Backing up an encrypted /home folder?

After some trial and error, I've managed to backup my Ubuntu 10.04 workstation and it's time for my Laptop. It also runs 10.04, but has an encrypted /home folder. Running the below snippet as root ...
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How to copy themes?

I tried to do something similar to this: How can I install 10.10's Light Themes in 10.04? I installed the updated .deb, and then I took the /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/* from a 11.04 machine and ...
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Give apache permission to write to /home/*/www/ directories

LAMP server newbie here: I have a web server (on a VPS that I have full root access to), in which I'm setting up a few users with websites for. I have apache2 and php set up, and I have manually ...
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Permissions problem when upgrading Wordpress to 3.2 through the admin interface

I'm using 10.04 server I'm trying to upgrade Wordpress through the admin interface. I have a vsftpd server running and it is accepting local connections. For my FTP credentials I supplied the ...
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How to show current permissions of a folder

I want to find out who has what permissions on a certain folder. How would I go about viewing this? The folder in question is /srv/www
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What user settings control audio access?

Running a regularly updated 10.04 LTS we have a weird issue with access to audio with pulseaudio 0.9.22. Sound device is ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) Login user1 after reboot: sound ...
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How come I can not install plugins on my local Wordpress install?

I got WordPress up and running fine on Ubuntu 10.04 by using this source except that when I try to update and install themes/plugins I get this following error message in wp-admin page: Installing ...
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Why can't clamdscan scan anything?

Not sure what's going on here. I've installed clamav, clamav-freshclam and clamav-daemon to run automated scans (using cron) on my machine running Ubuntu Desktop 10.04 LTS x64. Unfortunately, ...
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How to repair/restore after 'sudo chmod / 777'? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What if I accidently run command chmod I changed file permissions recursively on the root directory '/' with sudo chmod / 777 -R and after that i run "save mode" and i ...
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Nautilus only starts as root user

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit, and when I attempt to start Nautilus from the command line, it does not appear -- although a PID is generated. As root/sudo i can start Nautilus fine. One note: I ...
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Hide 'Your profile could not be opened correctly'

I have a small public internet cafe, with Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10. I'm using Google Chrome 7.0.517.44 (64615), with AutoScroll - Version: 2.7.5; AdBlock is removed because of high CPU loads, and ...
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How do I give apache access to a samba share?

I'm running a web server and the public_html folder is in a windows network drive shared by samba on Ubuntu Server 10.04. I have apache2 VH set to point to the folder and it works great. However, ...
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Cannot list Home folder

All of a sudden I can't access my home folder. I am using ubuntu 10.04. I can access the folders inside it ( Desktop, Videos etc ) but if I want to see inside the home itself ( either in Nautilus or ...