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problem with apache2 on ubnto server

i have problem with the Apache2 on this server it's only surf opt directory that's located in / and it can't surf var/WWW directory i tried to edit default sites and Apache2 config and there's ...
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Ubuntu on Surface Pro 4

Last night I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS alongside Windows 10 on my Surface Pro 4 for programming. I did all that with the help of an external keyboard and mouse because Surface keyboard and ...
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Surface Pro 3 won't connect to home wi-fi

I recently upgraded my Surface Pro 3 from Ubuntu 15.04 to Ubuntu 15.10. I can connect to any wi-fi listed on my network list except my home router. I've reseted the router and updated my firmware to ...
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Surface Pro 3 Type Cover Not Working Ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

I would just like to put it out there that I am a complete noob on linux buti am open to learn. So here is the problem i am having: I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.10 on my Surface Pro 3 (no ...
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Is it possible to run Ubuntu off a USB stick? [duplicate]

Not talking about installing it via USB, but actually running a full version of Ubuntu (14.04) from it. I've got a Surface Pro 4 GB ram, and since running a VM would be to resource heavy and ...
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Ubuntu on 2 in 1?

Can Ubuntu and other linux distributions work correctly on 2-in-1s like Microsoft Surface? Because I tried Ubuntu 14.04 on Surface Pro 2 but the keyboard and touchpad didn't work.
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surface 3 and 14.04

i am currently trying to get ubuntu on my surface 3 (not the pro the base model) i have followed at least 3 or 4 different how to guides and nothing seems to be working. i have tried with and without ...
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How do I use a Microsoft Designer Mouse with Ubuntu 15.10

This mouse is a "low-power bluetooth" device. Supposedly this uses HOGP instead of HID. I have found responses that say you need bluez 5.x. Well Ubuntu 15.10 has bluez 5.35 but it doesn't work. When ...
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Ubuntu for Surface Pro 4

I know the Surface Pro 4 is new, but has anyone tried to support the keyboard and mouse pad for it? None of the input devices (screen, key/mouspad, stylus) appear to work when I load the live USB. I'd ...
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How to stop surface pro from booting off wrong drive?

I'm trying to install ubuntu on my surface and I see that ubuntu is already there after I install it. however, it won't boot without the usb inserted. I've tried reinstalling it and doing some re ...
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Is there any split-key virtual keyboard in ubuntu/linux?

Can anyone point me to a virtual keyboard with split-key layout? All the talk about linux for mobile devices surely must mean the most basic feature exist somewhere, a working virtual keyboard for ...
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Remove grub2 from Surface Pro 1

i installed Ubuntu on my Surface Pro following this guide: Dual boot Surface Pro with Ubuntu? But now I want to remove Grub2 and switch back to the regular Bootloader to be able to enter the Windows ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Surface 3

All I can find on the web about surface 3 and Ubuntu concern the surface pro 3 with its I-series processor. Does anyone have anything to share about installing Ubuntu on the Surface 3 (not Pro) with ...
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No Windows Option on Lubuntu Dual Boot on Surface Pro 3

I installed Lubuntu alongside a preexisting windows 8.1 install on my Surface Pro 3. Lubuntu was installed fine - but when I boot up - I dont see an option to boot into Windows. ...
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Surface Pro 3 Battery

I installed 15.04, everything is running smoothly. One issue, however, is that I have no battery notifier on either gnome nor unity. Q: How could I begin to trouble shoot this, if there is no fix, ...
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Ubuntu on surface pro 3 or Linux at all?

What I found out for now is that I can use ubuntu 15.04 touch but no scrolling. I opened: /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf And added: Section "InputClass" Identifier "Surface Pro 3 ...
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How to add a Kernel from another distro

I've been using archlinux with a patched kernel on my surface pro 3. I switched to ubuntu now and want to use the kernel that includes all the patches from arch with ubuntu. What is the best way to ...
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Drivers for Pressure Sensitivity on Microsoft Surface Pro (First Generation) running 14.10

I was able to get Ubuntu dual booting alongside Windows 8.1 on my Microsoft Surface Pro without much trouble thanks to all the great tutorials I was able to easily find. Ubuntu works great out of the ...
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Ubuntu disabled touch pad notification keeps popping up?

I'm trying out Ubuntu on my surface. For some reason every time I click with the touch pad Ubuntu displays like a disabled touchpad notification in the top right corner even though the surface doesn't ...
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How to get ubuntu (running through virtual box) to read detect my flashdrive? [duplicate]

I am on a Surface Pro 3, I want do a full install of Ubuntu on my flash drive. I saw in a tutorial that it can be done by running ubunutu from live cd mode. Since my Surface does not have a cd drive, ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu from live USB on Surface Pro

This is my first time trying to install Ubuntu (14.10), and I want to continue using windows (8.1) so I'm following this tutorial on dual booting Ubuntu on my surface pro: Dual boot Surface Pro with ...
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How do I DD backup the Microsoft Surface onto a Image file? Has anyone done this and restored it successfully?

I normally back up my PCs with a disk dump. Its effective but slow, but required for us. I usually do something like this: dd if=/dev/sda bs=512k of=/mnt/MyUsbStick4TB/BackupOfMyCDrive_sda.dd Can ...
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Using a patch to modify drivers for surface pro 3

I don't know much about the command line aspect of things and have always been terrible with driver modification and things like that. currently when attempting to apply a patch on ubuntu for my ...
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Ubuntu on Surface RT?

A continuation of Can Ubuntu run on a Microsoft Surface with Windows RT? Regarding the Duplicate Votes: Technology has changed. Now that Ubuntu natively supports UEFI and Secure Boot, this ...
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Can't install ubuntu on surface pro since keyboard/touch doesn't work

I'm trying to install ubuntu on my microsoft surface pro and I'm having issues installing as it seems my bluetooth keyboard and touch aren't working at all. I created a bootable usb and was able to ...
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Dual boot MS Surface PRO issues

I'm trying to successfully get my Surface Pro to dual boot Ubuntu, alongside windows 8.1, using a 128gb SD card I came across a guide (Dual boot Surface Pro with Ubuntu?) and followed it, but there ...
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When will Ubuntu release an update to work flawlessly on Surface Pro 3?

I wanted to load Ubuntu on my Surface Pro 3 but after some research have realized there are way too many issues. Such as WiFi unstable, type cover not working, Bluetooth stylus not fully functional, ...
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Drag/drop and right-click not working on Surface Pro 3 touch screen

I have a Surface Pro 3 on which I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (dual-booting with Windows 8.1), running Cinnamon. The touchscreen mostly works great, except for two things: 1) clicking and ...
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Surface Pro 3 - No Grub menu

Although many people have successfully installed Ubuntu Gnome on their Surface Pro 3, including on their MicroSD card, I just can't seem to get it to boot on my SP3. Here's what I did so far: ...
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How do get the surface pro 3 to type and click

I have the surface pro 3. When I use Ubuntu I am unable to type or click. I can still move the mouse around. How do I fix this?
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efibootmgr output is not clear (incomplete)

I recently installed ubuntu 14.04.1 in my surface pro. During installation i encountered a few problem with uefi. Now i'm trying to fix the boot process but efibootmgr gives me incomplete output: ...
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Linux Full Installation on USB (Windows 8.1 Surface Pro 1) UEFI issue

I see a few similar questions but I haven't found one that had a solution yet for me. So, forgive me if this seems redundant. As the title implies, I want to install an Ubuntu fork (LinuxLite 2.0) on ...
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Will ubuntu work for a windows surface 2

I'm new to Linux and want to install Ubuntu on my surface 2 all I want to know is. Is this possible? Please can I have an answer from someone who has done this so I know it will work.
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Surface Pro 2 Keyobard Cover not working in Ubuntu

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my Surface Pro 2 at the moment and it seems to be working fine, exept for the fact, that neither one of my keyboard covers is working, the keys light up on my ...
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Surface Pro, install Ubuntu on Flash drive Problem

I have spent a few days and can't seem to find a clear answer for this. Goal: Install Ubuntu onto a USB 3 flash drive (not Live/Persistent) FOR my Surface Pro WITHOUT touching any of my Surface Pro ...
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Having issues installing Ubuntu on Surface Pro [closed]

Currently I am using Windows 8.1 on a Microsoft Surface Pro. I have managed to disable secure boot and create a bootable USB, but my Surface Pro doesn't recognize the drive and boots into Windows 8.1 ...
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Getting wifi to work on surface pro 2

I followed the instructions in Brandon Clark's answer to a question about dual booting Ubuntu and windows 8 on a surface pro. I got Ubuntu installed fine but ran into a snag getting the wifi to work. ...
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13.10 bricks Surface Pro? [closed]

With the following method I was able to brick 2 different Surface Pros with the exact same methods. you shrink your partition on Windows and disable those 2 secure-boot/uefi settings from the ...
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Microsoft Surface Pro 2, dual booting Ubuntu Secure Remix 13.04 does not work, Live USB

If I boot from the Live USB and just select 'Try Ubuntu without Installing' it hangs on a black screen. If I go into edit options and type in 'only-ubiquity nomodeset' and remove 'quiet splash' and ...
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I cannot seem to install wubi on windows 8.1 Pro (Surface Pro 2)

I just bought Surface Pro 2 (with Windows 8.1 Pro) from the store yesterday and tried installing wubi (right before them) and ran into some boot up issues. Luckily I was able to enter Windows again ...
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how to use iio on surface pro to access sensor data in Ubuntu 13.04

I have Ubuntu 13.04 running on a Surface Pro. One of the usb device (ID 045e:0794) has registered a number of hid sensor devices: HID-SENSOR-200041.0: Light: Ambient Light HID-SENSOR-200062.0: ...
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How do I put Ubuntu onto USB?

I have a Surface RT (32GB), and I want to run ubuntu on it from a usb. What do I put on the USB to run this? Where do I get it?
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Problems with Windows 8/Ubuntu 13.04 Dualboot Surface Pro

I've been having this problem this whole day and it's been killing me... I'm following Dual boot Surface Pro with Ubuntu? this guide to dual boot my Microsoft Surface Pro with Ubuntu 13.04. The main ...
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Is there an ARM based ubuntu OS I can install on the Microsoft Surface RT? [duplicate]

Since the price of the Microsoft Surface has dropped significantly, I'm seriously considering getting one. The only problem - I hate Windows. I would really love to install Ubuntu on it - even if I ...
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Medibuntu 'Bad Gateway' Connection Failure

I'm attempting to make DVDs playable using the community docs suggested command sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh. This consistently returns the following failure: --2013-07-14 ...
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Reverse Commands Which Disabled Network-Manager?

While attempting a wifi fix, I was prompted to run the following commands: sudo mv /etc/init/network-manager.conf /etc/init/network-manager.conf-disabled sudo mv /etc/xdg/autostart/nm-applet.desktop ...
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question about dual boot surface pro with ubuntu

I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong, after I install ubuntu using a usb as suggested through this post, the installation seems to be okay, but when i reboot, it just boot right back into ...
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Cant recognize live usb when booting

Could somebody please help me with this? I have checked and double checked that secure boot is disable in the UEFI settings. No matter what i do, i cannot get my ubuntu live usb to be listed under the ...
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Easiest way to get Surface Pro built-in WiFi working?

Is there a .deb that I can download from another computer and transfer over USB to get Surface Pro WiFi working? I'd rather not tinker with modprobe, and I don't have a USB Internet adapter.
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Misbehaving of stylus based notetaking programs (Xournal, Jarnal) after installing Ubuntu 12.10 in Surface Pro

Recently I installed Ubuntu 12.10 in my Surface Pro, and everything works just fine out of the box. But note-taking programs like Xournal, Jarnal are misbehaving in a bad way. In xournal, suddenly ...