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Is it possible to completely disable Grub timeout?

I am setting up a dual boot install for my wife's computer. I would like to disable the timeout for selecting OS that defaults to Ubuntu so the computer wont boot without making a selection. (IE. ...
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Timeout in a connection to a DHCP server

I want to configure my eth0 interface using an external DHCP server (resident in my subnet), so I edited /etc/network/configure with the lines auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp but I also want to ...
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Why does Samba always time-out whilst copying a large file off a network share?

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 (natty), kernel 2.6.38-8-generic, GNOME 2.32.1. EDIT: As of 3 April 2012 I'm now on kernel 2.6.38-13-generic (still same Ubuntu and GNOME). The problem still persists. I ...
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Upstart kill timeout not respected?

I am currently learning upstart by playing around. I think I have understood the principle now, but I am having difficulties with the "kill timeout" stanza in upstart jobs. For example, I have the ...
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How to pause with specific time between two command in script?

I want to do such as following: #!/bin/bash command1 pause 30 seconds command2 exit This is only example script with pause of 30 seconds between run of 2 command. How to do this?
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How to run a program for a fixed period of time?

I am looking for a method built-in to ubuntu that will allow me to run a script or program or whatever for a fixed period of time. I found a program that does this in a way I like, but the package is ...
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How to buy an app in Ubuntu Phone

Hello I have the new bq aquarius with Ubuntu Phone and I'm trying to buy the app Cut the Rope but when I try to introduce a verification code for my credit card an error popup appear and I can't buy ...
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How do I stop the screen from fading out and powering off, on lock-screen?

In the office, when I leave my computer, ie. to fetch some coffee, I press Super+L and activate the lock-screen. This results in the screens fading to black, and subsequently turning off. While this ...
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Stop process on power button press

I have an old ubuntu pc running a minecraft server, but I only want it on at certain times. I want to be able to turn it on and off using only the power button. I am able to turn it on, but to turn ...
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How can I set a different screen timeout time when on battery than if I am plugged in?

Currently, Ubuntu 14.04 only provides a single option: "Turn screen off when inactive for: x minutes" that applies regardless of whether my laptop is plugged in or not. I want to change this setting ...
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How can I change the “timeout” duration for Nautilus “find the filename as you type” feature?

I often get stalled by the long timeout while typing the first few letters of a file name in Nautilus... The current timeout seems to be 5 seconds. I'd prefer 1 second ...(as per item 2 on this ...
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How to disable the feature of automatic system shutdown in 60 seconds?

After pressing the physical power button on computer it's shown a 60 second countdown dialogue box: "This system will be automatically shutdown in 60 seconds" How can I disable this feature? The ...
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screen going to sleep while program still running in 11.10 32bit

I have screen saver as well. But with 11.10 the screen goes black/blank while banshee is playing (full screen now playing mode) and while watching movies in VLC. I did not have this issue in any prior ...
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Grub2 Timeout is Too Short [closed]

I wanted to set grub2 timeout to 0 seconds so that it skips the boot menu screen. In 14.04, it doesn't do that so I set the timeout to 0.5 seconds. Now it's too fast for me to select which OS to use ...
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Unable to ssh to machine. Outbound ssh works. sshd is running on port 22

I have an Ubuntu 12.10 machine on my LAN to which all ssh connections time out. Let's call it 'F' (for fail!) Two other machines 'A' and 'B' on the same LAN can connect to each other. I can also ssh ...
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How to change the timeout between sudo sessions? [duplicate]

What is the default timeout interval of a sudo session? How to edit that?
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Unable to NFS mount from Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS against QNAP NAS

Note, this is a cross posting question in the QNAP NAS community here: http://forum.qnap.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=96526&p=427018#p427018 Any comments and suggestions, as well as pointers to ...
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connection timeout after 60 seconds [closed]

I have installed DNSCrypt on Ubuntu Linux 10.04.1 x86_64 and it worked nslookup facebook.com 127.0.0.2 Server: 127.0.0.2 Address: 127.0.0.2#53 Non-authoritative answer: Name: ...
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update-grub ignoring some options in /etc/default/grub

Just installed another hard drive and noticed that grub automatically added the necessary menu entries to boot off it. I wanted to adjust these new entries by editing /etc/default/grub, but it seems ...
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How to change the default timeout of internet connection?

I have an AIR 2.0 application which makes a request to the server which can take more than 1 minute. Sadly due to this bug the request timeouts after 30 seconds. There is a workaround, but is only ...
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How to change the timeout of GRUB Boot loader screen in Ubuntu 14.10?

I use Ubuntu 14.10 virtual machine in headless mode and access it using ssh. But many a times it gets stuck on GRUB boot loader screen and I have to log in to the VM in graphical mode and restart in ...
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How can one increase the timeout before the display dims when on the battery?

If I do not touch my computer (a Toshiba Satellite) for 15 seconds when running off the battery, the screen dims to the lowest brightness. I have already disabled "Dim screen to save power." I do not ...
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How to increase Unitys search timeout?

My laptop is not the fastest, especially when I'm running low on memory. This makes Unity timing out to soon when I try to start an application, for example. It just displays no results. How can I ...
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Nautilus times out too soon

I have a NAS with all my music on it. It's a large collection, so listing up all folders with artists takes some time. However, Nautilus seems to give a time out when it's not able to fetch the list ...
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ssh client times out to some servers, works on others

I have a strange problem and I'm not sure where to begin. My ssh client works on some servers but times out on others. Obviously, I checked that the servers are accessible via ssh from other ...
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Is there an easy way to (temporarily) disable the display timeout?

In KDE 3.5 there was the powermanager plugin for the kicker panel, where one could easily switch between different profiles. So normally, I want the display to go to sleep after, say, 10 minutes of ...
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Edge reveal timeout for Unity 2D

I am using Unity 2D, and I want to change the Edge Reveal Timeout for Unity 2D launcher. but compiz-setting-manager is not working for it. I think 2D and 3D don't share common settings. So, how can I ...
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Timeout during install on an Acer Aspire 5742G

I bought a new laptop and wanted to install ubuntu 11.10 64bit on it, but it always ends in a timeout. Memory test was okay. But it won't install or boot the graphical interface. The USB Stick is ...
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Can't connect (ssh, ftp,… timeout) to one computer on LAN (ping possible)

Since I've had a laptop (A), I've been trying to connect it with my Desktop PC (B) via router in a LAN, problem is (B) won't even answer any request aside from a ping. I've tried ssh, ftp, vnc, samba, ...
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How can I stop a terminal connection from timing out

At work I have two machines: Windows XP and Ubuntu 11.04. On my XP machine I use Putty to connect to some servers and can leave those windows open for weekends without them timing out. However, when ...
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Rhythmbox Refuses to start

I recently opened rhythmbox, tried to play a song, and it froze. I killed it, but now it won't start at all. Running from the terminal gives me (rhythmbox:3676): Rhythmbox-CRITICAL **: Timeout was ...
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Reduce screensaver timeout to a custom value in seconds

I have a box running ubuntu 13.10 unity that I need to auto log in and it currently locks after 30 seconds, but I'd like to reduce this to between 1 and 5 seconds - how can I do this? Cheers
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equivalent of command line 'shutdown -h +60' but for suspend to RAM? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I hibernate/suspend from the command line and do so at a specific time and a relative time? what is the equivalent of a command line like 'shutdown -h +60' but ...
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Connect Timeout to a specific website [closed]

I am getting connect timeout , while trying to open a website. I tried with Google Chrome and Firefox. I am using Ubuntu OS. This problem is only for a specific website. And other people can access ...
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Grub timeout does not work with hibernation in 15.04

Before installing 15.04 this worked fine, now grub timeout works only if I restart, if I hibernate and then turn the computer on there is no timeout and grub menu is displayed indefinitely. How can I ...
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How to permanently change sysfs setting for certain block device?

I have a disk which needs an increased SATA timeout to work properly (at least that's the current workaround, see comments at http://serverfault.com/questions/682061). I figured out that I can set ...
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Unbound DNS queries sometime time out

I've just set up my own Unbound (1.4.22-1ubuntu4.14.04.1) local DNS resolver on an Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS installation. I've re-used an Unbound config file I used in the past and it was perfectly working. ...
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calling dhcpclient on ethernet interface that is not connected to anything?

I was trying to set up a standard Ethernet nic to do dhcp under 14.04.1 server. However, before I put it into the permanent place in the network and plug it in, I needed to configure various things ...
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PPTP VPN Connection - Ubuntu 14.04

It is driving me crazy! I am trying to connect to my university via VPN (PPTP) using Ubuntu 14.04. I can successfully connect to VPN using Windows 8.1. Even if I just use a Ubuntu 14.04 Image ...
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NX Client for Linux connection timeout

I have a problem during connection with NX Client for Linux. I am using Ubuntu and when I try to connect I get a message after some time which says Connection timeout. I checked the connection with ...
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Vsftpd stuck at waiting for welcome message

I set up my Ubuntu server yesterday an everything was working fine (Apache, vsftpd, etc). However, I went to update my home page via vsftpd and it timed out at PASS *******. Every time after that it ...
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Login timed out after 60 seconds

Booting server Ubuntu 10.04, no GUI installed, only console, inputing correct username, receiving "Login timed out after 60 seconds.". after around a minute with no password prompt. Trying with ...
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IPv4 & 6 timeouts (14.04, Intel card)

I had intermittent internet connection problems and now I cannot connect at all. I have an Intel ethernet interface with the e1000e driver, which I was able to upgrade to the newest version. I cannot ...
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Strange internet behaviour with ubuntu 14.04 on both wired and wifi

I have ubuntu 14.04 32 bits running on a fresh ssd on my dell inspiron1564. It has a Broadcom BCM4312 wireless interface and a Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E ethernet i/f. The laptop ran windows 7 on the ...
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How to stop my connection to a network device timing out

I'm trying to put Ubuntu 14.04 on a network device by copying files from my OS to a drive on the network, but every time I try to connect, I get the error "Connection timed out." I can only access the ...
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Is it possible to override the grub timeout setting after improper boot

Hi my question pertains to Grub2. I am running Ubuntu on a bunch of industrial PC's which are out of reach and hence cannot be connected using keyboard / mouse. I have noticed when the OS does not ...