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comment Detect error of a running process?
I've edited my answer.
Jul
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revised Detect error of a running process?
added five-second timeout to loop
Jul
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comment Ubuntu web server: ftp connection timeout
What were the results of the nmap command run from your client machine? sudo apt-get install nmap && sudo nmap -PN test.test2.example.com
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comment Detect error of a running process?
ps works with or without a space between the -p and the pid. If you run kill $! and you get a usage message, then $! is probably not defined. You can check that by echoing it, like echo $! . $! is only defined within the specific terminal from which you have launched another process, so you must run all of the commands I listed in order, in the same terminal session.
Jul
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comment Ubuntu web server: ftp connection timeout
What were the results of the nmap command? Also, can you connect to the ftp server from itself. For example, on your server can you use ftp localhost ?
Jul
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answered Detect error of a running process?
Jul
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answered Ubuntu web server: ftp connection timeout
Jun
27
answered Missing & Failed Folder At/and After Installation
Jun
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comment What Does Totem's Thumbnailer Do with MP3s?
I don't know, but you could investigate this using strace: sudo apt-get install -y strace then sudo strace -p$(ps -ef |grep 'totem-video-thumbnailer'|grep -v grep|head -1 |awk '{print $2}')
Jun
26
comment What to do when my keyboard sensitivity decreases but returns to normal after re-log
When this problem occurs, can you try switching to a text-only virtual terminal (using ctrl+alt+F1) and seeing if the problem occurs there as well? And then switch back (ctrl+alt+F7) and see if the problem persists? That may provide a useful clue.
Jun
25
answered Programmatically Getting Name of Front-most (currently running) application in Unity
Jun
25
answered Change background color of selected text
Jun
19
comment Ubuntu Software Center states ''No network connection" in reviews, but internet available elsewhere
I was not suggesting that this is your permanent solution, rather a way to find out if that URL is somehow inaccessible from your computer (a DNS issue, bad proxy, etc).
Jun
19
comment Ubuntu 13.04 not booting. monitor stuck in idle mode
Does the grub menu ever appear? (pictured here: 3.bp.blogspot.com/-m1Y1SeYErVI/UEyR609GntI/AAAAAAAAGWo/…)
Jun
19
answered How can I figure out what polkitd is doing with so much of my system's resources?
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