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I followed a thread on Ubuntu forums to solve this problem. There seems to be a line missing from this maintenance script file: /var/lib/dpkg/info/libreoffice-base.postrm The missing line, /usr/lib/libreoffice/share/basic/script.xlc needs to be added to the end of the file's second if statement, just above the closing fi, like so: --divert ...


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The 3 packages that you found to contain curl-config:libcurl4-gnutls-dev, libcurl4-nss-dev and libcurl4-openssl-dev, all seem to have the same functionality. I installed the first of these via Synaptic Package Manager and was then able to install RCurl from CRAN.


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The program etckeeper keeps track of setting changes in the /etc directory, using a source code repository like git or bzr. So it really tracks the actual changes of config files. It commits changes automatically when installing packets, for example. See man etckeeper It's easy to set up - not much more than apt-get install etckeeper and optionally editing ...


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That's normal. Because tab will align the cursor on the next multiple of 8 column and due to the 4 chars of the prompt, tab will just move the cursor 4 to the left to have it aligned on the 8th column. So that's not the python interpreter, but the terminal that have this behavior. You can see by using a space before hitting tab, it will still be aligned, ...


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The DHCP configuration is for the MAAS server to be managing it's own subnet; this is how you would usually have a MAAS region/controller set up. The fields are as follows: IP: This is the IP address of your MAAS controller; you are correct in assuming that it would be 172.16.142.61 if you installed it at this address. Subnet Mask: This is the subnet mask ...


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tl;dr Yes it's the correct way. But to be more semantic: Yes, it's the correct way to enable .htaccess to override all directives in the /var/www directory. As you found out, AllowOverride is allowed only under the Directory section. Using your example: <Directory "/var/www"> AllowOverride All </Directory> This is telling apache, that ...


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This confused me too. Once a new new desktop environment is installed using apt as described by @Mitch, then it can be difficult to see where the option is at login in the Gnome Display Manager (GDM) to select your desktop. As @DanFromGermany said, the icon is next to your login. In this picture on 13.10, you'll see that there is an icon to the right of my ...


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Packages (like postfix) may install or generate configuration files (files that usually go in the /etc folder). During this process, there may be options that can be changed by the user. On installation, you are usually asked to set these options. In the case of postfix, it involves what type of server you're running, the hostname, and allowed IP addresses ...


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That's called an OEM install, and it is covered on help.ubuntu.com.


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There are a few GUI tools available to control and monitor AMD open-source graphics under Linux but none of them are as easy to use or install as AMD's CCC: DriConf - GUI for controlling the direct rendering settings (OpenGL) of all open-source drivers. Pretty hard to use and hasn't been updated since 2006. Phoronix has an overview and comparison to AMD's ...


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I suggest you following command than yours. sudo apt-get build-dep gimp Ubuntu repository has also gimp source. Although repository's gimp version is not same gimp tarball, it's build dependencies is almost same.


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On newer versions of Gimp the Brush Dynamics window will not look like that. Here is how it looks in Ubuntu 13.04: If you click on the notepad to the right of "Pencil Generic copy", it will show the menu where you can select what pressure will do to the picture (opacity, size, etc.). But it is all disabled/greyed out. What you need to do is click on the ...


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If you want to remove icons from the control-center, you have to edit the .desktop file. For example we will use Ubuntu-tweak Run: sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/ubuntu-tweak.desktop Find and remove X-GNOME-Settings-Panel=ubuntu-tweak then save the file, open the control center and there now gone. Note: Some applications might get rehoused ...


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It's likely that dpkg-reconfigure is the solution, but sometimes the package to which the question belongs is not named the same as the package you installed - either because it was a meta-package, or because the question belonged to one of the dependent packages. In that case, it can be helpful to look at the debconf database to see if there is a likely ...


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For Ubuntu 14.04 create the file: /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/12-autologin.conf and add: [SeatDefaults] autologin-user=youruser


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To expand upon @jdthood's answer... If the interface is already up, you can still use this method to validate the /etc/network/interfaces file. For example, assuming you have an error, you may see something like this: $ sudo ifup --no-act eth0 /etc/network/interfaces:11: unknown method ifup: couldn't read interfaces file "/etc/network/interfaces" ...


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You can enable modules using a2enmod. For example: a2enmod proxy That command will create a symlink inside /etc/apache2/mods-enabled that points to the module in /etc/apache2/mods-available. Likewise, to disable a module, use a2dismod. That command will remove the symlink from the mods-enabled directory. Bonus tip: there exist similar commands to ...


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You can invoke emacs with the -nw option -nw, --no-window-system Tell Emacs not to create a graphical frame. If you use this switch when invoking Emacs from an xterm(1) window, display is done in that window.


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It seems that /lib/udev/rules.d/64-xorg-xkb.rules is responsible to put in in the udev database. I guess the evdev driver picks it up from there. (Udev maintains an in-memory(?) database, and the driver reads the entries related to “input”.) The application of the rules “evdev” is probably hardcoded in that driver. (I.e. xkb_model and xkb_layout is from ...


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All available types (as of r2798): string (default) int float boolean From the code: var optionTypeCheckers = map[string]schema.Checker{ "string": schema.String(), "int": schema.Int(), "float": schema.Float(), "boolean": schema.Bool(), } If a type: setting is found in config.yaml which doesn't match one of these, then it throws ...


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As the user, or as root, you can use "Users & Groups" settings dialog (search for it using the dash) to accomplish this: Users & Groups --> Select the user --> Properties --> Advanced --> Home Directory Note that you must move/copy the data to the external drive manually first, and then use the settings dialog to point it there. You ...


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Download the refind binary zip on OS X Unpack it and run install.sh (on OS X) Use OS X Disk Utility to resize your HFS+ partition, then create a partition for Ubuntu (create two partitions if you want a swap partition). Choose any partition type (it does not matter because you will overwrite them later). Download Ubuntu 14.04 amd64 iso image and write it to ...


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As @Danatela mentioned, you need to have dnsmasq installed in order for that approach to work. You can check if it is installed using apt-cache policy command: $ apt-cache policy dnsmasq dnsmasq: Installed: (none) Candidate: 2.68-1 Version table: 2.68-1 0 500 http://ru.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/universe amd64 Packages Use these ...


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Edit the file /etc/byobu/backend and replace the assignment BYOBU_BACKEND="tmux" with BYOBU_BACKEND="screen" Uncomment the line also if it is commented on your system. This system-wide configuration file will affect all users. Of course, users are still free to select a tmux session if tmux is installed, and each user's ~/.byobu/backend will take ...


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Check out Lubuntu the light weight version of ubuntu. They specify System requirements as follows: System Requirements A Pentium II or Celeron system with 128 MB of RAM is probably a bottom-line configuration that may yield slow yet usable system with a standard lubuntu desktop. 14.04 32 bit ISO require your CPU to have Physical Address Extensions, or ...


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If you need to build WebKit from source using the SVN repo, all you have to do is to use the provided build scripts: ./Tools/gtk/install-dependencies ./Tools/Scripts/build-webkit --gtk By default, build-webkit places build products in WebKitBuild. The WEBKIT_OUTPUTDIR environment variable can be used to set a different build products location. If you ...


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As a general rule, application-specific settings are kept either in hidden dotfiles/dotdirectories in your $HOME or in subdirectories of $HOME/.config. For example, the config file for conky is ~/.conkyrc while the configuration files for the links2 browser are in ~/.links2/ while those for vlc are in ~/.config/vlc. So, have a look at the hidden files in ...


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using sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration will change your keyboardlayout just for this session. go for sudo nano /etc/default/keyboard there you can change your keyboard settings. Find the line : XKBLAYOUT="xx" You can change layout and kboptions as well as your model and the kbvariant. Just put in tr for Turkish on older ubuntu versions ...


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I just discovered a, possibly optimal, solution to this mess. There is as service called "cups-browsed" which apparently is responsible for going out on the network and finding all the printers it can locate and install them for you (gee - thanks --NOT). Since this is an Upstart job, you can stop the service with: sudo service cups-browsed stop Even ...


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I found a way to do it that I think is faster. Creates a Profile with title and name you want like Yoga said. Type: gnome-terminal --tab-with-profile=PROFILENAME1 --tab-with-profile=PROFILENAME2 ... --tab-with-profile=PROFILENAME999 I made an alias with this command and it worked pretty fine for me. I just type workflow and a Terminal appears with 3 ...



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