Questions related to virtualization, virtual devices, virtual terminal emulators, etc.

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How to run two X sessions at the same time?

I would like to run two X server instances at the same time. One would be an interactive session using the mouse and keyboard attached to the computer. The other would be a 'virtual' session that I ...
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What is a virtual terminal for?

When I press ctrl+alt+F1 it goes to virtual terminal. What is this virtual terminal for? When do you need to use it?
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How do I check if a package is installed on my server?

I recently installed Ubuntu Server edition 13.10. But I have ran into a bit of problem. At the end of the install, it asks you for several extra packages whether you want them nor not, like openSSH ...
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How do I properly set up and secure a production LAMP Server?

It's very hard to find comprehensive information on this subject. Either I found short tutorials on how you perform the installation, as simple as "apt-get install apache2", or outdated tutorials. So ...
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How to mount a virtual hard disk?

Is it possible to mount a virtual hard disk (VHD, HDD, VDI, VMDK) on Ubuntu? How can this be done?
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How do I upgrade my kernel on the Rackspace Cloud?

I'm running servers on the Rackspace Cloud -- the first-generation one, not the next-generation Open Stack one. I believe it's running Xen for the hypervisor. I use the stock images from Rackspace. I ...
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Why isn't Unity loading on VirtualBox?

I also tried Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears, and none of the solutions worked. The virtual machine runs Ubuntu 12.10 i386 and the host computer has Windows 7 x64.
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How do I open files that are not located inside wine's virtual C drive?

I am running winamp using wine. When I am choosing music to open in winamp I can only browse inside wines c drive but I have all my music on a partition. I want to be able to play the music from the ...
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Is it possible to configure LightDM to load Caribou for the on screen keyboard, replacing onboard?

When using GNOME Shell it comes with Caribou, an on screen keyboard that looks really nice (on par with screen keyboards found on iOS and Android). I see that LightDM is configured to use onboard as ...
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“Virtual Machine Manager” and “Virtual Machine Server” setup manual

Is there a manual available that covers the proper setup of a "Virtual Machine Server" with no GUI with an Ubuntu Workstation with a GUI and "Virtual Machine Manager" installed? Both are 12.04 ...
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Installing Latex on Virtualenv

I'm trying to install latex on virtualenv as a part of my project being uploaded to heroku. I used pip install texlive-latex-extra also easy_install texlive-latex-extra for packages ...
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Help fixing Virtual Console (tty1-6) under VirtualBox

I updated my Ubuntu from 10.4 to 11.10. (Huge mistake, I know.) I am unable to view my virtual consoles ttyS1- ttyS6 This happens inside VirtualBox and gdm is running in background. I'm not sure ...
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VirtualBox stuck on “Starting Virtual Machine”

I just got a new work laptop but I am having a lot of difficulty getting virtualbox to run on it. It basically fails to start the virtual machine when I try boot it and remains stuck on "Starting ...
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How to access localhost:8080 running on ubuntu from windows running into virtual box?

I have the ip address for ubuntu machine, and I want to access the application running on localhost in ubuntu from my virtual windows box. Is there a way to do it? Typing the [inet address]:8080 ...
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Setting a command to be run when switching to a virtual desktop (or an activity) in KDE

Can a command be set to run when switching to a specific virtual desktop (or an activity) in KDE environment? I want to run a command for a desktop (e.g. desktop2) which when I switch to, it will ...
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I would like to make a Virtual Router on Ubuntu 12.04

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 and would like to make a virtual router for my Android Device which only connects to infrastructure networks and not adhoc networks anyone who has any tips ...
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Virtual PC error, Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU

I use Virtual PC with Windows 7 Unlimited version, I have AMD processor, I have installed Windows XP mode, which works fine, I would like to install Ubuntu Linux Operating System, but unable so far, I ...
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How to run Ubuntu, within Windows, from a USB drive? [duplicate]

Is is possible to run Ubuntu from a USB pen drive, while simultaneously working and running the main OS (Windows) on the computer? I assume this is like a virtual desktop held on the USB, and ...
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Can the mount command mount iso files into virtual drives?

I was looking over some question here on the site. From what I understood I could mount an iso file in a virtual drive using "-o loop" (the loop option). Is this true? ...if it is then I'm having ...
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VM runs very slow using qemu

When I create virtual machine using qemu-system-x86_64 , it doesn't even boot up. This is how I boot the VM: qemu-system-x86_64 -m 1024 -name mac -hda ~/Documents/ubuntu1 but when I create the same ...
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Setup virtual serial ports (Linux null modem emulator) using tty0tty

I want to setup virtual serial port emulator in Linux. I want the ports to be permanent, so that I can use them every time I restart. I tried using socat for that purpose as in this way, socat -d -d ...
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linux-image-virtual packages empty in 14.04 trusty?

I can't seem to get a linux-virtual kernel (for VMs) installed in trusty. The packages install perfectly fine, but they simply are empty, without anything except changelog and copyright files in ...
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Ubuntu on SSHD Drive with Windows 7 VM

I'm tottaly new to Ubuntu. Only played with it in the last few days while I waited for the new drive to come (LiveUSB persistent) I'm really impressed with it (and sick of Windows' sluggishness) and ...
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How to install VMware on 12.10?

Before you say, yes I know this has been asked before. I have tried all the answers for older versions of Ubuntu, but can't get it to work for 12.10 When installing VMware, it doesn't let you do it ...
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Specifying a local iso to vmbuilder for KVM

I am trying to specify a local .iso image of the Ubuntu OS I would like to use to create a virtual machine of. According to vmbuilder kvm ubuntu --help, (and this post) you are allowed to specify an ...
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How to SCP a file(s) from Ubuntu Virtual Machine to Remote Web host?

I'm trying to SCP some files from my local Ubuntu 10.04 Virtual Machine (running on a Windows Vista Platform) up to my remote web host. SSH is enabled on their end and I was able to login via the ...
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How to transfer data from Genymotion to Host machine?

I am using Genymotin Version 2.3.1 in my Ubuntu machine. I can able to copy files from Host machine to Genymotion by simple drag and drop method. But I unable to copy Genymotion Data to host machine. ...
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Architecture of a virtual OpenStack deployment (Juju/MAAS) with 1 physical node

I'd like to demonstrate some of OpenStacks HA/FT features (most importantly live migration and storage replication). For that purpose, I have a machine with 32 GB RAM and a Xeon e3v2 with 4 cores (8 ...
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Install without cd or usb

My dads girlfriend has a laptop with windows 8. (ofcourse) she wants it replaced with with anything else. Being a fulltime linux user since a while, i thinks it time to convert them also! Only 1 ...
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Rasbperry pi, emulation on ubuntu

I was looking to virtually emulate Raspberry pi on UBUNTU 12.04. If anyone has tried it, please provide the instruction for that. I saw some article: rasbperrypi.org . But I'm still confused, if ...
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Copy/Paste Not working in Virtual Box with XP as guest OS on Ubuntu 13.04

Unable to copy/paste or drag/drop in Sun Virtual Box with Windows XP as Guest OS on Ubuntu 13.04. I've already checked the settings to Bidirectional. Still am unable to execute both the operations.
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Ubuntu apt-get install linux-image

I'd like someone to enlighten me as to what exactly goes on with aptitude when I want a kernel. As we all know, there's pretty much the following kernel option: linux-image-generic ...
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Multiple desktop question, i.e. :0, :1

I have xbmc/kodi running on a machine connected to my TV. Sometimes, I need to exit xbmc to do some regular computing. This works fine. What I'd like to be able to do is have xbmc running on :0 and ...
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How to add a printer for a program using wine?

I use one program in Wine which needs printer to work with. But currently I don't have a printer, and installed cups-pdf. When it comes to print the program says you are using a virtual printer, ...
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How to bind a character device in /dev directory as the keyboard?

I have written an character device, I want to declare it as the keyboard and use it to generate events from the virtual keyboard?
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How to record from 2 microphones to create a virtual environment (Binaural Recording)

I wish to make a recording using 2 microphones positioned at a distance mentioned here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binaural_recording so I can make a "3D sound" recording. How can I configure Ubuntu ...
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Is it safe to install Ubuntu with an virtual drive? (With Daemon or Alcohol)

Is it safe to install Ubuntu with an virtual diskdrive (With Daemon, Alcohol, or MagicISO)? Because I'm not sure, and won't take the risk.
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How to change partitions on Ubuntu virtual machine?

Original Question: How to resize root partition without live CD? I have a virtual machine that I need to make bigger. I made the VM img larger and now I need to resize the partitions so I can use the ...
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Terminal unusable in Virtual Machine

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I have created a virtual machine with the same ISO. In the virtual machine the terminal window shows up with a strange transparent gradient that makes it unusable. How can ...
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Other backgrounds for tty Concoles?

I have in ~/.bashrc: if [ "$TERM" = "linux" ]; then echo -en "\e]P0232323" #black echo -en "\e]P82B2B2B" #darkgrey echo -en "\e]P1D75F5F" #darkred echo -en "\e]P9E33636" #red echo ...
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Adding space to VMware Virtual Disk for running Ubuntu Server Guest on LVM Partition

I have been testing methods for adding space to an Ubuntu Server guest running on VMware. I have setup the server using LVM so I can add physical disks to to the LVM group and expand the logical ...
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physical storage of the kernel data [closed]

I have some question about physical storage of the kernel data in Linux, I know that the upper 1 GB of the VIRTUAL memory of each process points to the same PHYSICAL location, but this piece of the ...
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Packages are not installing!

I am trying to install packages using apt-get These are the following packages: root@ubunto:/# sudo apt-get install build-essential libssl-dev libcurl4-gnutls-dev libexpat1-dev gettext unzip Reading ...
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How to properly create a virtual machine for Windows?

Hello my problem is the following : i want to get to use Ubuntu but yet i need Windows for my studies (for like Visual Studio and other stuff does work only under Windows ) so i was thinking of making ...
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What options do you recommend for running an emulation of the windows 7 operating system on the ubuntu os?

I realize there are several available but am unsure which are capable of running the win7 os in a virtual machine. You're opinions are greatly appreciated.
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Will Mir support workspaces?

Although the Workspace Switcher no longer appears by default in Raring/Saucy, it can still be enabled, and some users find it invaluable. Will 14.04 or whichever version adopts Mir provide equivalent ...
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Move existing ubuntu 13.04 to a virtual machine on windows 8

So I currently have dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 on a Dell XPS 13 laptop. Ubuntu has a major problem with display drivers (screen backlight) that I haven't been able to solve, so I'm looking ...
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How many CPU cores and RAM on VMware Player for Photoshop?

How much RAM and CPU core should I allocate for my VMware Player(Windows 7 x64 as Guest OS)? My System Specs: Ubuntu 12.10 x64 Intel i7 @ 2.20 GHz (4 cores + hyper-threading) 8GB RAM 750 HDD Intel ...
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No mouse in the session when running in Virtual PC

After installing 11.10 Desktop to Virtual PC 7 I have no mouse in the session, and cannot use the keyboard beyond logging in.
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Virtual serial port software

Is there a software for Ubuntu 14.04 which allows one to open virtual serial ports?