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What does this docker log entry mean?

Some minutes ago my computer crashed because apparently my hard drive was full. After booting in recovery mode I then found out that my syslog file in /var/log was 64GB large. I saved the end of the ...

18.04 services docker syslog  
asked by Philip Z. 40 votes
answered by Silvio 42 votes

Is there a text editor that can run shell scripts?

I will often change a small script in gedit and then run it from a terminal. Isn't there a simple text editor with a "Run" button or something to streamline this? Even in Eclipse it's not trivial. I'm ...

asked by smcs 24 votes
answered by WinEunuuchs2Unix 11 votes

Why is my Ubuntu 18.04 distribution asking me to upgrade to Pop!_OS 19.10?

I have Ubuntu 18.04 and I just received a notification that I can upgrade to Pop!_OS 19.10. Why in the world would this happen? Did I break my system? Has anyone else had something similar happen? ...

18.04 upgrade updates notification  
asked by bmcentee148 16 votes
answered by bmcentee148 3 votes

Should I turn off kernel logging (and how?) if I'm running off an SSD?

I am running Kubuntu 18.04 on a Dell XPS 9370 laptop with no hard disk - just an SSD. Should I turn off kernel logging to reduce the amount of writes to the FLASH memory on the SSD to prolong its ...

kernel kubuntu dell ssd  
asked by B.Tanner 15 votes
answered by Rinzwind 12 votes

Ran out of space of newly installed HDD?

Hi i just installed a new 6tb hdd and began transfering some files over from my windows 10 machine to my ubuntu server 18.04 with the new 6tb drive partitioned and formated as ext4. upon transfering ...

partitioning mount hard-drive samba  
asked by jonney 13 votes
answered by vidarlo 21 votes

How to test oom-killer from command line

The OOM Killer or Out Of Memory Killer is a process that the linux kernel employs when the system is critically low on memory. ... This maximises the use of system memory by ensuring that the ...

command-line ram memory-usage  
asked by WinEunuuchs2Unix 8 votes
answered by Doug Smythies 7 votes

No WiFi Adaptor found in Lenovo X1 Carbon Generation 7

I am new to Linux and Ubuntu and I just managed to install Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS onto my Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 7 in Dual Boot. From Windows Device Manager, I can see that my WiFi card is Intel(R) Wireless ...

networking drivers 18.04 system-installation lenovo  
asked by Archit Kithania 4 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How can I add a new user as sudoer using the command line?

After I add a user using adduser, I can't see it via System > Administration > Users and Groups unless I log out and then log in again. Is that normal? Also, can I set a newly added user as a sudoer ...

command-line sudo user-management  
asked by David B 825 votes
answered by ændrük 1030 votes

How to access a usb flash drive from the terminal?

I only have access to the command line. I need to backup my data (on the user folder) to a pen (USB DOK). How can I mount a flash drive manually? What should be the copy command?

command-line mount usb-drive  
asked by MEM 251 votes
answered by Oli 350 votes

How do I find the amount of free space on my hard drive?

Is there a way to quickly check the amount of free / used disk space in Ubuntu? I would assume you could right click on 'file system' in the file browser and choose 'properties' or something but ...

hard-drive disk-usage  
asked by greg 498 votes
answered by lgarzo 521 votes

What does "sudo apt-get update" do?

I am wondering what sudo apt-get update does? What does it update?

command-line apt updates  
asked by Elysium 521 votes
answered by ΞΆ-- 560 votes

How to format a USB flash drive?

In Windows there is a straightforward "Format" option in a flash drive's right-click pop-up menu. Where's that in Ubuntu?

usb-drive format disk-management  
asked by Ivan 265 votes
answered by Vojtech Trefny 244 votes

"No root file system defined" error while installing ubuntu

I am new to linux/ ubuntu and just downloaded the v11 of ubuntu to learn linux. I faced this "No root file system is defined" error while trying to install it. This is how I was proceeding - ...

partitioning filesystem windows-7 root  
asked by arun nair 60 votes
answered by psusi 42 votes

How to keep processes running after ending ssh session?

Let's say I launch a bunch of processes from a ssh session. Is it possible to terminate the ssh session while keeping those processes running on the remote machine?

asked by Olivier Lalonde 656 votes
answered by tongpu 764 votes

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How to set the CC environmental variable during debian cross packing

I'm trying to build a debian package for an ARM64 platform on my AMD64 Ubuntu OS. I execute the command debuild -us -uc --host-arch arm64 but get the warning dpkg-architecture: warning: specified ...

gcc debian cross-compilation  
asked by user5265160 1 vote

Stop Alt from opening/searching menus on Kubuntu

I'm using Kubuntu and I can't for the life of me find how I can stop the Alt key from toggling my menu on each window. It's the feature that lets your search your menus with your keyboard, ...

kde plasma plasma-5  
asked by Anthony Naddeo 1 vote
answered by K7AAY 0 votes

18.04 LTS losing Ethernet connection

I recently got myself a new Dell XPS 13 9380. I also bought a Satechi Multi-Port Adapter V2. I use it to connect Ethernet and external monitor (MHL). When I plug in the Ethernet cable on work, ...

networking ethernet thunderbolt usb-c  
asked by Per Steffensen 1 vote
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