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Understanding some ubuntu shell commands

for a computer science work i need to understand how a script that was given to me works. However there are some commands that i have no idea what they do and ive tried googling them but had no luck.. ...
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What is wrong with the memory usage?

I can't figure out what is consuming my memory... Could anyone help me? user@desktop:~$ free total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 8176992 6186776 ...
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Can I install ubuntu 14.04 32-bit on an older desktop with 1gb RAM? [duplicate]

When I attempt the install, my mouse freezes as soon as I select the install option. I can get through the process using the keyboard, but, the system hangs at "Configuring boot loader...". Any ...
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Will Tunnel Bear ever be supported on Ubuntu?

I have used tons of VPNs, and I really don't like any except TunnelBear. I need something that I can set my location with. If there is a good alternative that is available with Ubuntu please let me ...
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Unable to access Windows files running Ubuntu from a USB drive

My 8.1 stuffed up! It doesn't load Windows and instead keeps saying Windows is repairing the problem and will restart. It keeps on restarting time and time again. So I've mounted the latest version ...
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Unable to run javac though java is working [duplicate]

I am getting the error message below when I run javac on ubuntu terminal: The program 'javac' can be found in the following packages: * default-jdk * ecj * gcj-4.6-jdk * gcj-4.7-jdk * ...
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Install hangs after “Starting CUPS printing spooler/server”

Laptop's a Clevo d900f/Sager 9280. Successfully installed an older version of Ubuntu a couple years ago, no hardware changes since then. Want more info let me know. Burnt the ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 - Network Manager shows only 3 VPN Op

This appears to be a new issue as I do not see records of it having startpage-d this particular issue. I recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 on a new machine. I did not observe the same problem with ...
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How can I increase the size of a linux partition from an unloccated

I have windows 8 and Ubuntu on my laptop. I created a partition too small for linux at the begining. I wanted to increase it with 20Go from my Windows partition. I remove it from windows and it is now ...
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Can't open Ubuntu

I've installed the following version of Ubuntu om my machine: ubuntu-12.04-desktop-i386.iso But when I switch on the computer, I get the command line. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ubuntu tty6 Once I provide ...
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Where are the colors for the system theme (or just the gnome-terminal) specified in Ubuntu 14.04?

I really like the default color scheme for gnome-terminal in Ubuntu 14.04. I want to use it for my terminal color scheme in Xubuntu. The only problem is that I have not been able to find the ...
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Changing system from stereo to mono

I am trying to configure xdemorse, a morse code decoding software. One of the things I need to do to configure is change my sound settings from stereo to mono. I think I found the answer, I just don't ...
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Distro question - Which (current) linux distro works well with older laptops [duplicate]

I'm sorry, but this is going to be somewhat vague for now. I'll update this within 24 hours with more details, or as soon as they are available. Whichever comes first. I am enrolled in an engineering ...
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If I install Ubuntu 14.04 on my PC, what will happen to my files?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) on my laptop, and it was not booting properly so I decided to boot from a pen drive, but as I was just installing Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) I thought: ...
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How to apply patch to Ableton 9 Live Suite (.auz file)?

I'm just getting started with Ubuntu here, so please bear with me :) I installed Ableton 9 Live Suite using PlayOnLinux, and I cannot apply the patch. The patch maker I downloaded generates a .auz ...
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File recovery of windows after installing ubuntu [duplicate]

In one of my computers I installed ubuntu 14.04. Actually , I tried to dual-boot in along with windows 7 and I tried to do the partition during the ubuntu installation procedure. Now all of my 500 ...
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How to shrink my current Windows partition from ubuntu?

Was wondering how I could shrink my Windows partition on my dual boot setup, considering I no longer need much space for it. I've heard of gparted, not sure if that is fit for the job. Thanks!
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Ubuntu 14.04 Manual Hard Drive Partitioning Help Needed

I'm in need of some assistance with manual partitioning from the Ubuntu 14.04 install GUI. I'm trying to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. I have a 60GB SSD as that I want all my OS files ...
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287 views

Kubuntu 14.04 as guest in VirtualBox on Win 7 host

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04 guest in VirtualBox with Win 7 host. I have video issues. Videos frequently appear on top of everything else, even things they shouldn't - like menus. If I drag a player on ...
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How do I remove invalid shortcuts?

How do I remove invalid (orphaned) shortcuts from Ubuntu 14.04? I have Wine, PlayOnLinux and ClassicMenu Indicator installed. I installed, then removed Microsoft Office 2007 because it was "buggy". ...
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MOODLE slow on client side

Running kubuntu 14.04. MOODLE is very slow. I get server messages telling me I've timed out. However, on my VISTA antique MOODLE runs quite well. The MOODLE docs pages weren't much help.
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Typing my network password without keyboard

I have a device with only one USB port (BeagleBone Black), and I would like to connect to a WiFi network on it. I recently purchased an ASUS USB N-13, which works out of the box on Ubuntu 14.04. The ...
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Command line failing with https

I'm a bit new when it comes to networking. As a disclaimer, I installed Chrubuntu. The OS was able to connect fine, but it had an unrelated error and required an install and upgrade from 13.10 to ...
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Where can I find the refind.conf configuration file?

I'm in the process of installing ubuntu 14.04 LTS on macbook pro 13inch retina display with the end goal of having a dual boot setup with OS X. I'm using reFind as my boot manager, and since I have ...
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Upgrade to 14.04 failed: segmentation fault on su

I just upgraded my 64 bit AMD desktop xubuntu to 14.04 after easy, successful upgrades of 2 other machines to lubuntu. There were numerous errors during the upgrade and now it seem to be in an almost ...
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Skype not responding to Ubuntu

I'm having problems downloading Skye to Ubuntu that my sister's husband installed on my Acer Aspire One computer. The Acer once had Windows 7 on it with 1 GB DDR3 Memory, and I was wondering if Ubuntu ...
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Black screen with blinking cursor after dual boot install 14.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my toshiba laptop along side Windows 7. When the menu comes up to choose which OS to boot into, I can easily boot into Windows 7. I cannot successfully boot into ...
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Why this occurs error: Diskfilter writes are not supported

This message occurs when leaving the Grub menu and before the Ubuntu splash screen. How do I fix the problem to clear the message? And what doe is it mean? error: Diskfilter writes are not ...
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1answer
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Installation issue- Emmet, PyV8-Linux 64 bit, Sublime Text 2

I recently began learning to code, and have run into some challenging installation issues. I recently installed Emmet in Sublime Text 2 running in Ubuntu 12.04. Emmet installed just fine, however ...
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How can I scrub through a video for saving screengrabs frame by frame?

Is there a linuxsoftware suitable for this? Unfortunately VLC doesn't let me do that.
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connect but no internet

I am returning user at ubuntu, and i can not come online or use software center, and the wireless say connected, and i try enter in the terminal: rfkill list and it say no soft block and no ...
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Qml HUD integration without MainView?

I'm working on an app with Qt Quick Components, I don't want to use any Ubuntu specific components because I want the desktop version of my app to be more portable than that (Qt 5.2 is enough of a ...
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Can I save this machine?

Hey All I'm low on computer skills and need some help on how and which os to replace my windows XP it's an older e machine AMD Athlon 64 processor 2.2GHz 1600MHzFSB
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Ubuntu 14.04 guest in Hyper-V host will not run apt-get

I have a problem running apt-get (or any other command that requires a download) on Ubuntu 14.04 guest running in Hyper-V (W28K) server. The download always fails because the connection times out. It ...
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Connect to the internet with static IP, netmask, and DNS addresses [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu for the first time and I tried to connect to the internet but generally when I connect to that network in Widnows the IP address must be set manually by specifing the IP, the ...
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Asus laptop and faulty USB 3.0

I have weir issue with my asus laptop in have only one usb3.0 and it works, sometimes.. sometimes it just dies. $ dmesg | grep xhci_hcd [ 1.488284] xhci_hcd 0000:04:00.0: xHCI Host Controller [ ...
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How to backup guake's settings

I've worked a lot on configuring guake to my needs but I can't find a way to export these changes (doesn't seem to be related to gnome-terminal's profiles). Is there a way to backup my "guake profile" ...
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What does ? in output of ls -la mean?

I'm having trouble with my webserver an noticed that the output of ls -la /var/www contains irregularily ? instead of permission digits, e.g. $ LANGUAGE=C ls -la /var/www/ ls: cannot access ...
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1answer
277 views

How to configure xdemorse?

xdemorse is a morse code decoding software. But I don't know how to configure it. This is what the main window looks like: But after I press the receive button I get this error message. Does ...
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1answer
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I used Wubi to install 12.04 and update to 13.10. How can I switch to a real disk partion for 14.04 but keep all my custom programs and settings?

I think Wubi is an excellent tool, and it's a shame it's been discontinued, but I'm ready to use a real disk install because apparently it will speed up Ubuntu noticeably. However, I have a lot of ...
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Where can I get a Mac image of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am attempting to install Ubuntu on my Macbook Pro, but when I attempt to download the Mac desktop image (as opposed to the regular 32bit or 64bit edition) from the normal Ubuntu websire, I am given ...
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Self-compiled FFmpeg, checkinstall and APT dependencies

I've compiled FFmpeg and installed it with checkinstall. Now, I'm trying to install OpenCV development files, but it wants to install libavcodec-dev libavcodec54 libavformat54 libavutil-dev ...
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Getting errors when I try to install lubuntu from the terminal

I've been trying to install the lubuntu desktop, but it gives me this error. Is there anything I can do, or should I not even try? I'm new at this, please make it simple. sudo apt-get install ...
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Qt5-default package not found

I am trying to do: sudo apt-get installl qt5-default Reading package list... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: unable to locate package qt5-default On a Qt-forum I ...
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2answers
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Macbook starts with the screen on minimum brightness

I have a Macbook2,1 with Ubuntu 12.04. When I start the computer the back light is on and I can see all of the boot stuff. Once the GUI begins to start up the backlight is turned completely off and I ...
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starting a terminal in desktop (ubuntu 14.04) [duplicate]

Anyone know how to start a (Linux) terminal in Ubuntu 14.04 desktop? I could not find an icon for it on the task menu bar along the side of the desktop. :( Thanks ahead!!!
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Wifi is disabled and Network applet's “Enable Wfi” is not clickable

Every time in Network settings, Airplane mode switches on itself. On running $nmcli nm in terminal : RUNNING : running STATE : connected WIFI-HARDWARE : disabled WIFI : disabled WWAN-HARDWARE : ...
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install ubuntu in a virtualbox vm on ubuntu host through cli (ssh) only?

I just installed a new remote server with ubuntu 14.04, added an SSH server so I can control the server remotely through SSH. No GUI involved. Well, the server has a GUI, but I have no physical access ...
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2answers
59 views

How do I boot into Windows?

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my PC. I tried to install it alongside my windows 7. I have a total of 500GB hard disk and I separated 25 GB for Ubuntu. Now, I cannot access my windows and every time I ...
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No Dropbox indicator icon in “GNOME with Xmonad” session

I'm using Ubuntu's "GNOME with Xmonad" session. After switching from 13.10 to 14.04, there was no Dropbox indicator icon in that session, although Dropbox was working fine and the icon appeared in ...

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