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

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How to set up and use a virtual python environment in Ubuntu?

Python virtual environments are used to create isolated python environments to avoid dependency and version conflicts, and also indirectly takes care of permission issues. But what is the easiest way ...
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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 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 Either I found short tutorials on how you perform the installation, as simple as "apt-get install apache2", or outdated tutorials.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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Is there a virtual classroom platform?

I am looking at running virtual classroom sessions over the web. The thing is I need the following to be satisfied: I use Ubuntu and my students may use anything Ideally this is browser-driven but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Virtual machine, mouse cursor only works within the box

I am experimenting with virtual box. One of my problems is that the mouse cursor only works within the box. How can I make it work both with the actual OS too and the virtual box at the same time? ...
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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 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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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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How to add virtual ram on Ubuntu

I was just trying to play some games on ubuntu with a 2gb ram and it does not run very well. is there any way i could add virtual ram from a flash drive?
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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu in Virtaul-Maschine only starts in fish (friendly interactive shell) not in gui

My ubuntu 13.04 runs on a Virtual Maschine (Oracle Virtual Box V.1.20). I recently updated my Virtual Box to the recent version and from that time ubuntu starts in fish shell. At the moment I ...
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Ubuntu server 13.04 virtual kernel inside virtualbox has just 16 colors [closed]

I installed ubuntu 13.04 server with virtual-kernel option inside of virtualbox to try it out. It does seem to be working faster then the regular image. But there is one problem. The terminal has just ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 stops working when installing on VirtualBox

So I've tried a couple of times and couldn't find the solution on internet. My problem is that after the instalation is completed I press restart now but then VirtualBox stops working and I get the ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 VM on Windows 7

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 as a VM guest, Windows 7 host (tried installing Ubuntu 13 before that, as a guest as well, but got the same problem) on VMware. My problem is that I end up on a ...
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After upgrading a VM to 12.04 my eth0 MAC is all zeroes

I did a series of upgrades from 10.04 to 12.04 on a VM under Xen virtualisation. Now for some reason eth0 won't start up, ifconfig says mac address is 00:00:00:00:00:00, I've tried setting the address ...
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In Ubuntu displays, why does it say I'm using a laptop but I'm using a Desktop?

I'm using Ubuntu on Oracle's Virtual Box aside from Windows because the vast of my friends are trying to get me to try it, I open it and activate full screen mode, yet it isn't all fullscreen. I ...
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Linux kernel: page substitution policy

I am supposed to answer for homework which algorithm is implemented in Linux for the virtual memory page substitution and also give some extracts of the code to prove that. After some research I have ...
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Can I use Dropbox as a virtual partition?

As if you have a FTP server and you can mount it on Linux, can you do the same with Dropbox? Or is not possible?
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Pantech Link II, Ubuntu and Virtual XP

Okay this is my problem. I have a Pantech Link II, dmesg states: [ 896.072037] usb 2-3: new high-speed USB device number 3 using ehci_hcd [ 896.258562] cdc_acm 2-3:1.0: ttyACM0: USB ACM device [ ...
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IPv6 Virtual Network in Linux [closed]

I'm going to do a project based on IPv6 Network. So I need to create a IPv6 Virtual Network in my Linux OS (I use Ubuntu). Also I need to create some virtual hosts in my virtual network and setup ...
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ubuntu in a virtual box [duplicate]

I need to run ubuntu through Oracle vm virtual box. Can someone please walk me through it? do I download ubuntu first then open the vm and install it there? or do I need an image? very new to this ...