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Sun Grid Engine Qmon not working on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Hello to Sun Grid Engine, UI, and package experts, After installing Sun Grid Engine and trying to run the qmon graphic user interface, the system shows the following errors: Warning: Cannot convert ...
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“antispam plugin not configured”

I'm trying to get the dovecot-antispam plugin working on a 15.10 server (I can't dist-upgrade, it's on a vps) and I'm getting the error message of anti spam plugin not configured when trying to move ...
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How do I preseed encrypting just the root partition?

I have 3 partitions: EFI (/boot/efi), boot (/boot) and root (/). I want to encrypt just /. I can do this manually via the installer, but I want to preseed it. How do I define it? My (non-encrypted) ...
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No tab completion with asterisk *

I am not able to tab complete from the command line in gnome-terminal when I have an asterisk in the command line. Default shell is bash, using gnome-terminal. For example, This works to copy a ...
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SLOW Boot and Login times Ubuntu 16.04

Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit taking around 20 sec from Login screen to desktop and around 20 seconds from grub to login screen, tell me which services i can safely disable, i do not use virtualbox and ...
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A2DP bluetooth doesn't work on 16.04

Just moved from 15.04 to 16.04 and now bluetooth doesnt work properly: I can't connect my speakers as A2DP outputs. Apparently everyone is affected according to the forums, but no fix in sight. ...
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Problems with the m10

I recently purchased the Aquaris M10 and I am experiencing extremely laggy behaviour. When I use the "browser" every time I leave a website, when I return, even the next second, it reloads it. Firefox ...
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Menus intermittently take two clicks

Intermittently, when I left-click on the Applications/Places/System menus, the first click does nothing, and it takes a second click to drop the menu. I've also noticed that hiarchial menus sometimes ...
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Change GTK+3 icon theme for a specific application

Firefox doesn't play well with dark system themes and I want to use it and only it with a light system theme, which can be done with an environment variable, but then it will still use my default ...
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Dial up networking server?

I want to network computer 1 and 2 using a phone line. Computer 1 is connected a network, computer 2 wants to access that network in some capacity using a phone line. Is this possible?
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BusyBox on persistent USB Livesystem

I retried to build my persistent Linux USB stick, now Ubuntu 16.04 is out. But still it boot only to a busyBox prompt when using the persitent boot entry: BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinux.efi file=/cdrom/...
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since upgrade to trusty, mobile broadband card always asks for PIN

I'm running Ubuntu on my Thinkpad x230 equipped with a mobile broadband card: Bus 003 Device 025: ID 0bdb:1926 Ericsson Business Mobile Networks BV This used to work seamlessly in Ubuntu 13.10 (and ...
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Using an iPad or Nexus 7 as an Ubuntu Second Monitor

Is there any way to use an iPad mini or a Nexus 7 as a second monitor through a cable? I dont want something like vnc, I need it to work through the usb cable (or any other cable). I imagine that the ...
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16.04 server: enabling LDAP authentication causes systemd-logind to fail

I'm stumped here, sorry if I'm missing something obvious. I had a 16.04 server authenticating against LDAP that stopped working last time I ran updates, and I built a clean 16.04 server from scratch, ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 /usr/bin/gnome-software --gapplication-service 100% CPU consumption

From time to time process /usr/bin/gnome-software --gapplication-service starts consuming 100% of one of my cores. It is fixed if I reboot, or kill it with kill. Is there a way to understand why this ...
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Full restore of home directory from backup

Using version 14.04 LTS. I've been using Duplicity to back up my home directory (/home/user) to an external hard drive (/media/user/Backup). I've just reinstalled 14.04 LTS. Now I want to restore ...
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RAID1 “conflicting device node” message on startup

I'm dual booting Win8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 (Gnome Classic). I have RAID1 set up (on Asus Z87-A motherboard) with Win partition, Ubuntu partition, and NTFS partition for data. On Ubuntu startup, I see ...
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bfd.h should include libiberty/ansidecl.h in Ubuntu 14.04?

binutils package seems to be changed, as include directory of libiberty.h has moved to /usr/include/libiberty, thus there is possible a wrong include in bfd.h regarding ansidecl.h. Getting those ...
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How to get Smooth Scrolling with Magic Mouse?

Smooth Scrolling with the laptop's touchpad works in almost every app (nautilus, software center, gedit..) but not with Apple's Magic Mouse. This mouse has touch surface and is just like a touchpad, ...
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Integration multiple internet connections ISPUnity vs Ubuntu Bonding

I have Ubuntu 13.04 with 2 ethernet cards and a WiFi card. I also have 3 ISP connections. I have to configure linux to use all 3 connections. My main concern is to increase outgoing bandwidth (FTP ...
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When should I use pkexec and when sudo -i?

I wrote an answer advising the use of sudo -i nautilus. I know that gksu is deprecated, and I was under the impression that sudo -i is how we should run graphical applications as root without killing ...
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Recover Ubuntu 14.04 Encrypted Install

I have an encrypted install (Full drive, not only home directory) of Ubuntu 14.04 on a 1TB SSD. I do know the passkey to unencrypt everything. It's just a matter of finding the files now. Here's what ...
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How to set a new home directory at every login?

I'm in the process of building a kiosk system and need to give the guest user a new temporary home directory at every login. I wrote a little bash script that takes care of that but when it tries to ...
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How do I write a Unity sytem indicator in python?

Background: This is NOT for application-indicators but system-indicators. Picture: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DesktopExperienceTeam/ApplicationIndicators The objective is to find a final solution ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 blank screen after boot, AMD APU

For the past couple of Ubuntu releases the live CD has always worked fine, however after installation I would always get a blank screen on startup. I could reboot the system by blindly CTRL + ALT + F1 ...
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Why was I asked to create a password in order to disable secure boot on initial installation of Ubuntu 16.04?

On initial installation of Ubuntu 16.04, I checked off "Install third-party software" and, underneath it, I was prompted to check off another option which would allow the OS package to automatically ...
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Apt-get package depends on itself (filebeat)

I have multiple servers with Ubuntu 14.04 and installed filebeat on every machine except one, and I can't figure out how to fix it actually. but the package depends on it self. I tried to install ...
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Why is “Authentication is required to …?”

When I plug an SD card into the SD card reader (/dev/mmcblk0), a popup appears, saying: Authentication is required to mount a device. When I plug in a VGA cable between my laptop and an external ...
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Ubuntu SDK: Newbie with security policy problem. Policy group 'debug': not for production use

I have just started with Ubuntu SDK. My first small app is a sound recorder. I got the app to work in ^Desktop Mode^. When I switch to ^Ubuntu SDK for arm64 (gcc ubuntu-sdk 15.04-vivid)^ then the ...
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Ubuntu 15.10: share internet connection over WiFi

Having two WiFi interfaces I'd like to use one as a hotspot, but the simple instructions found here don't work, no new wireless network is detected by any device (neither Android nor Windows PC). Any ...
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Fingerprint and NFC reader on Dell Latitude E7450

Is there any solution to get the fingerprint reader and the NFC reader to work on a Dell Latitude E7450? I have been looking for a way to get them working since the E7450 2015 was released. ...
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Wrong window gets focus from scale mode

Following Second click on a launcher icon with more than one window open doesn't do a scale of that application, when I do this: Click on an icon in the launcher of an opened application. ...
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Prevent gnome power manager from showing keyboard battery

My gnome toolbar shows a battery indicator which is always wrong. I recently figured out why; as when clicked it shows both my internal battery status and my keyboard status as two separate items: ...
5
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How can I make keyboard shortcuts register on key release, rather than on key press?

I want to have shortcuts like in Windows; Super opens the start menu, Super+S opens a search window, Super+E opens Thunar, etc. I know how to set keyboard shortcuts, but when I set Super to open ...
5
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Ubuntu Dash Plugins

How is these dash plugins used? The description says that they can let information being displayed under various headers. But when I really search it, the results wanted are not included, neither are ...
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How to remap Fn Key combinations?

I want to do some advanced key mapping on my Sony VAIO. It involves the Fn key. This is what I want to do: I want to do a Fn key inversion, ie to remap: [Fn+ F2toF7] on my keyboard to [F2 to F7] soft ...
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Ubuntu Touch for Nexus 7 2012

I know Ubuntu Touch for Nexus 7 (2012) has been deprecated. But there must be an option for installing it on my tablet anyway, the thing is all the tutorials I find are old, and refer to the time when ...
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Corrupted Fonts

I just installed 14.04.2 and certain glyphs are corrupted in Firefox. It only happens at certain zoom levels. If I use Ctrl-mouse-wheel to zoom the page I can make the corruption appear and ...
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Blank screen on dual Monitor (ubuntu 15.04)

I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 15.04. I have two displays (laptop + samsung). At the beginning, both displays worked without any problem (using the nouveau-driver). I've changed to the NVIDIA driver ...
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missing some icons in KDE 5 launcher and tray after installing unity

I have kubuntu 15.04 on my laptop. last night I installed unity desktop using the command: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop on my laptop. but after first restart I missed some of my application ...
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Lenovo T440p Docking Station USB only works half the time

I've recently bought a Lenovo T440p and have realized that usb devices connected via its docking station do not connect if I boot the computer while it's plugged into it. When I boot the laptop when ...
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Running vagrant inside VirtualBox

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 in a VirtualBox VM on Windows 7. Inside the VM, I want to use Vagrant as part of my development environment. The Vagrant setup executes successfully, until it wants the VM (...
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How can I add custom dependencies to Click packages

Scenario: My Ubuntu touch application requires a package call libqt5network5 to run. (This is installable via APT.) Once I build the Click Package from Ubuntu SDK and install, it does not check for ...
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Error Message in Arista Transcoder, how to install ffdeinterlace plugin?

I keep getting this error message when I want to transcode a dvd into say an avi file format. This is the error message I get: Required plugin could not be found Python (v2.7) requires to install ...
5
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How to disable automatic brightness adjustment in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell 3542 laptop. My problem is that screen brightness changes depending on content. I think this is called automatic (or dynamic) brightness adjustment, as I stated ...
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Google contacts sync on Ubuntu Touch

Why doesn't google contacts synchronization work on my Ubuntu touch? Is there is another way to copy my contacts? I saved it on my SIM card but there are no options to show my SIM's contacts How ...
5
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How to resolve my “loading icons” in compizconfig while loading Ubuntu 14.04 on Virtualbox?

I'm running through the post about unity-doesnt-load-no-launcher-no-dash-appears to get my 14.04.1 loaded on VirtualBox. I've gotten to the step where I run ccsm, but it hangs at "Loading Icons...", ...
5
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How to customize/add keyboard shortcuts for evince

I'm using evince 3.10.3 shipped with Ubuntu 14.04. I don't like some of the default settings for keyboard shortcuts. However, I cannot figure out how to customize them. Following this question, here ...
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How do I switch my monitors separately on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have two monitors, and would like each monitor to have its own desktop wall. I did some Googling, installed CompizConfig Settings Manager, and changed Desktop Wall => Viewport Switching => ...
5
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Installation of intel OpenCL

Since I have a Intel HD 5000 and would like for Blender to work a little faster, I am trying to get Intel's OpenCL support to work on my Ubuntu 14.04. I installed clinfo, ocl-icd-libopencl1 and the ...

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