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To summarize the above, here's what I did to get it to work: sudo apt-get install winbind sudo apt-get install libnss-winbind sudo gedit /etc/nsswitch.conf and append "wins" after "files" hosts: files wins mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns


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There are at least two methods (that I know of) you could try. synclient If you're laptop is equipped with a Synaptics (or ALPS) touchpad you can indeed use synclient as already mentioned by Shutupsquare. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and on my machine it was installed by default. Test if synclient is installed: synclient -V (it should report the version ...


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The accepted answer for this doesn't work for Evince anymore. To view the document multiple times in that program, select "View in new window" from the menu.


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This is because 11.10 went End Of Life a year or so ago - it would be much better to upgrade to a newer release like 14.04, which is available from here. An alternative would be to download the packages you need from http://packages.ubuntu.com - e.g. openssh-server server can be found here. You will likely also need to download some the dependencies as well ...


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Create a dummy package which doesn't provide any file but declares that it provides the package names from texlive. There's a tool for that: equivs-build from the equivs package. equivs-build takes a file that declares package dependencies (such as Provides: foo, bar meaning that installing the package is as good as installing the packages foo and bar), and ...


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On Ubuntu 14.04 you can enter 'startup' in the dash, select 'Startup Applications', click add and enter Name: Skype Command: skype make sure that the command is lowercase.


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Open deja-dup-preferences from terminal as a different user. su - or su backupuser deja-dup-preferences Make the required source, destination and other settings. In Startup Applications Preferences of you general user, add below command to autobackup when you login to your general user. sudo -u backupuser -s deja-dup --backup


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I have written a simple bash script for exactly this purpose, you will need poppler installed, so: sudo apt-get install poppler-utils #ubuntu brew install poppler # mac Here is the bash script (save it as convert_to_cbz.sh): filename="${1%.*}" echo "Converting $filename to cbz" mkdir "./$filename" pdftoppm -jpeg "$1" "./$filename/000" zip -r9 ...


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The answer to your question is: PATH=$(getconf PATH) and works on any POSIX compliant system. The selected answer is the correct way to augment the path without obliterating prior existing content. If you use bash, you might consider: PATH+=:$mynewdir


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Fsando's answer works, but LC_ALL will change the entire locale (date, number, currency format, etc) used by Thunderbird instead of just the time format, which is all that's asked for in the question. Not only that, but I don't like creating extra scripts if I don't have to. Here's what I did: Make sure the en_GB.utf8 locale is available (it should already ...


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You need to install the libqt4-qt3support package, which provides that library.


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Umm, pretty simple, eh? Open putty and establish your connection to the VPS. You gotta use a text editor such as nano to edit sources.list. Run this command: sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list Then navigate to the end the file (a new line maybe) and keep Putty window open of course. Simply copy the repository addresses you want to add to sources.list file ...


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This is a complementary answer to the main one. Depending on the aspect ratio, a video image may have or may not have a black space under the video. Considering the linked answer: when the picture has a black space below it, it also has a black space above it, and so the picture is not squeezed, but moved upwards, while the above space is diminished ...


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Shut down your machine Press "Shift" button and simultaneously press "Power"...keep "Shift" button pressed. System will open with a few options ....one of the options will be - Restore Factory settings...


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It is possible, but not recommended. All development has stopped on end-of-life (EOL) versions. 10.04 is still supported as a server until May 2015, but not the desktop version. Reasons to avoid using EOL versions are: There are no bug fixes or security patches, making your system less safe. The software is older and will not have the latest features, ...


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Support for Atheros AR5BBU22 is in the Kernel since 3.6.15 but additionally the proprietary firmware has to be installed on the system for bluetooth to work. It is available in the package linux-firmware (on ubuntu; resp. firmware-atheros on debian, non-free).


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The files are files from your old encrypted home directory. If you mount the directory containing those encrypted files without encryption enabled or with a different key/passphrase they will fail decryption and show up as ECRYPTFS_FNEK_ENCRYPTED.... To fix that you have to mount the directory with the proper key/passphrase that was originally used to ...


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Run these commands: sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 40976EAF437D05B5 sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 3B4FE6ACC0B21F32 This downloads the missing GPG keys (as mentioned in the original error message) from the Ubuntu GPG keyserver.


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If it is a once off, using the passwd command as root you can set a simple password for a user by simply entering the desired value.


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From LCTHW: "You could install Valgrind with the package manager for your OS, but I want you to learn to install things from source" Try a newer version of Valgrind, e.g. 3.10.1


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Just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below: sudo apt-get install icedtea-7-plugin


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GRUB as a Boot Manager You're thinking of GRUB as a boot manager, which is not wrong but is only part of its function. Boot managers are most useful when selecting between different operating systems. But in its capacity as a boot manager, GRUB also lets you: choose between different kernels manually specify kernel options (like nomodeset) run memtest ...


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The answer marked above from 'lumbric' no longer works for Ubuntu 14.04. If you need to do this from a command (e.g. for a script wrapping something that plays video), you now need to run: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.session idle-delay <seconds> also useful in such a case might be disabling the screen lock: gsettings set ...


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The Kingston Locker+ G3 can be accessed through linux. Here are two (non-officialy supported by Kingston) methods: Using a windows virtual machine to un-lock the drive, and then releasing it to the host OS. It works for me with VMware Workstation. Using the binaries shipped with another Kingston key, namely the "DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0". (Works ...


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Find out you screen resolution (for Xubuntu, System Settings > Display) example 1600x900 Resize your pic to the same as screen resolution size (which in my case 1600x900) Just to save some space, also reformat the pic in .png format. Under the grub customizer menu, select the check box for custom size and enter your screen resolution size (same size as pic) ...


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Download "Disks" from Software Manager. Run it. Select your encrypted device partition. Click gear icon. Select "Change passphrase". That's it


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Following steps are required for installing a non-compiled program ( building and installing a program directly from source code ). Step 1: Ubuntu does not come with tools required for compiling a program by default.Thus, you need to install additional packages. Execute following code in the Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) sudo apt-get install build-essential ...


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One quick work-around is to invoke the connection editor manually from the command line: nm-connection-editor You'll get the same familiar edit screen. Worked for me.


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Check the output of lspci to confirm that your AMD/ATI video card is listed. Seriously! lspci | grep VGA After wasting hours removing and reinstalling my video drivers with no difference it turned out my that PCIe card needed to be removed and reinstalled! /facepalm


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Try running this command in Terminal: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.background show-desktop-icons false



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