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Tool to disable services and daemons

For the old (and still used in debian) init mechanism there are tools such as rcconf to disable services and daemons. Are there such for whatever is used in Ubuntu (upstart I guess) ? I am running ...
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I'm trying to install VMWare tools on Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS and I seem to have a problem with Kernel headers

I have Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS installed on a VMware machine on Windows 7 host. I seem to have a problem with Kernel headers when trying to install them I did: sudo apt-get install gcc make ...
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update-initramfs: /usr/share/initramfs-tools/hooks/fixrtc failed with return 1

I'm using Kubuntu 13.04 x64. I found out about this problem after installing Nvidia drivers from jockey and seeing that nouveau was still loading instead. I tried to manually reinstalling ...
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How to adjust text color, contrast in ALL system features & apps?

Why is there no system directory where a person might access all system utilities, like background, text size, color, etc. Must I download a separate utility for everything?
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Is there a central configuration tool for ubuntu such as yast on opensuse?

In openSUSE there is a set up tool called YaST working on GUI and command line. Is there such tool for Ubuntu for instance on YaST one can configure samba and the services. Here is a picture for ...
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Command line tool file top: ftop?

On RH-epel there is an useful tool ftop to see file top, io and which files are used. Are there an alternative tools in ubuntu??
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Is there a text based mind mapping tool for Ubuntu?

Do you know any text based mind mapping tools for Ubuntu? I.E. I would like to edit a text file (e.g. using vim) using a certain markup and then be able to convert it to a mind map (e.g. in png oder ...
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“The program 'g++' can be found in the following packages”

I have g++ 4.6, 4.7 and 4.8 installed, but not g++ itself. I am using Ubuntu 12.04. If I do: g++ --version it says: The program 'g++' can be found in the following packages: * g++ * ...
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How can I force turbo boost work constantly in Ubuntu?

In windows I have a tool which I just turn on and have turbo boost constantly on my i5 in laptop.. Unfortunately i can't overclock my cpu over bios. Can anybody recommend any tool for Ubuntu ? I'm ...
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Anyone can recommend a free and easy-to-use UML diagramming tool for beginners?

I'm trying to find a tool for creating UML diagrams for my work. Usability is a major criteria for me. I’m just starting out,many things to learn. Free would be great, but I would be glad to pay if ...
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Manage Custom Shortcuts

I have a bunch of customs shortcuts: But since the migration to the new configuration tool gnome-control-center keyboard (since gtk-3/Gnome-3/Unity/Ubuntu 12.04) I can not sort these shortcuts ...
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iostat shows disk at 100% usage - how to fix?

Scenario: Mongo 2.2 running on Ubuntu 10.10 on Amazon EC2. The Mongo DB files are on an Amazon EBS volume mounted as follows: /dev/sdg /data/db ext4 noatime,noexec,nodiratime ...
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inspect a storage device file system structure

I am trying to understand the different file systems ,FAT ,EXT and NTFS .But I think that it is difficult without a way to see and examine with my eyes.So is there a tool that could help me .I mean ...
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gedit external tools Build broken

I've enabled external tools in gedit and ever ytime I attempt to use the build tool either by pressing Ctrl+F8 or by clicking the menu item nothing seems to happen. It should run the make command. ...
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Xubuntu: VMware Tools “Unable to start services”

I am unable to get vmware tools to work in xubuntu guest, on vmware workstation 10 on windows 8.1 host. I keep getting this message below: Disabling timer-based audio scheduling in pulseaudio. ...
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vware tool install error

when install vmware-tools, I got the following error, what is the problem, how to solve it? (the version of vmware is 10.0.0, and the ubuntu version is 13.10), message is as following: Using 2.6.x ...
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Running gnome system tools

I'm a sporadic Linux user, but haven't used Ubuntu for some years until a hard disk crash on my Windows laptop forced me into running Ubuntu off USB/DVD. I love the new appearance, but as ever the ...
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increase youtube playbackspeed to 2.x, 3.x, etc with ubuntu-firefox

I am searching for any app,tool,plug-in or anything of that sort with ubuntu-firefox, which could help me to view the you tube videos, faster then the normal speed, like 2.x,3.x,4.x playback speed. I ...
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How to enable a program to show up on start menu?

I was trying to change my startup applications and when I type "start" in the start menu "startup applications" was not showing up. If any other person have the same problem open "main menu" with ...