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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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Why does mariadb keep dying? How do I stop it?

I am running MariaDB 10.0.23-0 on Ubuntu 15.10 as a LAMP server. Running sudo /etc/init.d/mysql start results in: Job for mariadb.service failed because a timeout was exceeded. See "systemctl status ...
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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 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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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 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 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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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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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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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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Bypass stop job timer

Is it possible to make ubuntu shutdown right away instead of counting to 1.30min then shutdown. PS: It is a script that is running that gives the message.
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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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Prevent Ubuntu from automatically starting up after 10 secs with dual-boot [duplicate]

I have a pc with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04, set as dual-boot. The pc came with Win10 and I installed Ubuntu on it recently. Everything works ok, but when booting the computer I have only 10 seconds ...
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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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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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SSH: Set timeout for broken pipe

ssh has the paramater -o ConnectTimeout=10 to set the timeout in seconds when establishing the connection, but once the connection has been established, the parameter has no more effect. When an ...
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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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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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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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Is there a maximum value for upstart's kill timeout setting?

Upstart's kill timeout will let a service take some amount of time to shut down gracefully before being SIGKILLed. I have a service that could take minutes or hours to exit gracefully (and I'd like ...
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Edited timeout in /etc/default/grub, and ran update-grub, but timeout remains 10sec

Xubuntu 16.04, Grub 2.02~beta2-36ubuntu3 I edited the timeout to 3 seconds: GRUB_TIMEOUT=3 Then run: sudo update-grub Timeout during grub boot is still 10 seconds. What am I doing wrong? Edit: ...
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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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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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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 for ...
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IP connections times out after “Internet usage”

let's start with the typicall: My computer is behaving weird :-( I have been looking for the source of the re-occuring error for weeks, hopefully you guys can help me figure it out :-) What is the ...
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Retry 0: Got TIMEOUT while uploading sketch to Intel Galileo Gen 2 in Ubuntu 16.04

I'm trying to upload a sketch to my Intel Galileo Gen 2 board using Arduino IDE. Everything was working fine until today I started getting the error saying /dev/ttyACM0: Permission deniedwhich I ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 server mount takes very long

I installed 16.04 for my server and find that when mounting my Drobo partition it takes a very long time. In 14.04 this was near instant but now it's so slow it actually times out when using fstab and ...
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Extend timeout time on service

So I made a adblock proxy server using squid3. I had it working with a file with about 4000 advertising sites that it blocked. At start-up or restart of the squid service, it reads all the sites that ...
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How to set the timeout for cuda kernel?

I am using CUDA with Ubuntu 15.04 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680. Now I'm testing some source code. Sometimes when the code is running too long time, I want to force stop it. But the display is not ...
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30 seconds of nothing after choosing Ubuntu in boot menu

Ubuntu is my first OS, which is not Windows. I have Win 8 and Ubuntu on my notebook. When I choose Ubuntu on boot menu it does nothing for 30 seconds and then boots Ubuntu. Google told me something ...
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setting (or changing) GPU timeout on ubuntu

If a WebGLSL shader is way too long to compile and execute on http://shadertoy.com/ , I totally loose the control of X and linux (I cannot even switch to the console). Only the mouse move, nothing ...
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Rsync & time-limit : timeout instead of run-time lim

I use rsync to push files from remote servers. I added "run-time" patch to stop running at 8 am. If run goes to 8am, I should received a "run-time limit exceeded" error. But, half the time, I get : ...
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Slowing time for an application

I want to slow the time provided to an application/Browser. For eg. I want to slow the time provided to Google chrome by 1.1 times, so that Google chrome will show that 10 seconds have passed when ...
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Ubuntu server starts as a black screen

I just converted ubuntu desktop 14.04 to ubuntu server using these steps: sudo service lightdm stop sudo apt-get install tasksel sudo tasksel remove ubuntu-desktop sudo tasksel install server sudo ...