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Questions tagged [configuration]

Questions related to configuration of Ubuntu software.

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PortAudio configuration

I'm new in Ubuntu and I have to do a project using the microphone. The program return "PortAudioError: Error querying device -1" So my microphone isn't reading by portaudio I follow the instruction ...
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That is the *best* way to configure second apache, on different port+config?

I need two apaches because of different modules, may be I can do it myself, but what is the best way to configure second apache with different config for different php version? Main apache stay with ...
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Thunderbird: How to copy CalDAV/CardDAV Connections from one Machine to another?

On my main machine I am running Thunderbird with Lightning and have several CalDAV calendars connected. Furthermore there is also a CardDAV address book hooked up. How can I transfer those CalDAV and ...
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Keyboard between the alphabetic and the numeric one disappears with Block Num

I decided to update my version to 18.04 when I started to have problems of misconfiguration of the keyboard on the 16 version I had (characters like $ % & / ( ) = ? * and so on got completely ...
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Ubuntu 18 user interface issues [closed]

I've just upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04, and there are some user interface issues that I find very annoying. Much of it can be summed up by: My desktop computer is not a cell phone. More specifically, how ...
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Where can I configure Chromium's default command line arguments?

Where can I store default command line arguments to chromium? Like if I want to set the password-store, incognito, or the proxy options?
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Ubuntu Server SSH 16.04 “no route to host”

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu server 16.04, I have setup static ip I have set up ssh, I can connect from LAN fine, but whenever I try and connect externally I get error "failed to connect to 81.159....
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Ubuntu 16.04 missing files from /etc

I have three Ubuntu 16.04 installation. After running a dpkg -V I see, the /etc/default/chromium-browser is missing on all of them, and /etc/init.d/keyboard-setup missing from two of them, but both ...
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LibreOffice No other formats available on save as

I was trying to save a file as an RTF format in Ubuntu LibreOffice. . . I go down to format, and there are no options at all. . . How can I fix this? Also, why is this like this on my vanilla ...
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Does dconf remove/rewrite the configuration files placed in ~/.config/[program] when using 'reset' command?

As much as I know the files that keep the various programs' settings are placed in ~/config/[program]. Today I've encountered to question 1035307. The answer mentioned dconf reset -f /org/gnome/gedit/ ...
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Avahi Reflector Ubuntu 18.10 Modprobe dot1q configuration on Hyper-V 2012 R2 Server

I am having a hard time configuring vlan interfaces on ubuntu desktop 18.10 Does anyone have any good templates or guides? I found this guide and have followed it online: http://chrisreinking.com/...
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Access VM Server using name or static IP

I'm trying to create a better web development environment by using a VirtualBox VM running Ubuntu 18.04 but I don't know how to configure the network settings to achieve what I want. I want to be ...
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How can I disable Ctrl+Q shortcut in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

How can I disable Ctrl+Q shortcut to close the current app in Ubuntu? I have seen the top answer under: How can I disable Ctrl+Q for all applications (system wide)? which suggests assigning Ctrl+Q to ...
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Disabling desktop icons in Ubuntu 18.04

I don't much like the look of desktop icons, so I decided I wanted to disable them. I googled the issue, and everything that came up told me to hit alt+f2, type gconf-editor and hit enter to open the ...
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Want to make VSCode always start with `--disable-gpu` option, from everywhere, e.g. gnome dock

Is there a config file like .vscoderc or something I can use to persistently store the --disable gpu flag, such that vscode always starts with this flag enabled, no matter from where (or from which ...
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Will there be bad effect if I do a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.10 without removing my old home folder [duplicate]

Will the old config file affect Ubuntu 18.10 in the bad way? Such as the themes, etc.
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How do I change gamma on wayland

On X, I could change gamma by tuning the xorg.conf file and add a "Gamma" line with the right value to the "Monitor Section". How do I do this on wayland? [edit]Or: What's the name of the tool for ...
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There was a sudden stop on configuration while installing wine

Here is what I did and here is what happened. install wintricks: sudo apt-get install wine winetricks prefetch files dotnet30 and msxml3: winetricks dotnet30 wintricks msxml3 configure ...
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Give scheduling rights with security.conf

I am running a C++ program which wants to enforce its own scheduling policy. It keeps giving warnings that it doesn't have the rights to, and I want to give it all the rights that it wants! I tried ...
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How to return the menus to Rhythmbox in Ubuntu 18.10

In 18.10 / GNOME 3.30.1 Rhythmbox 3.4.2 now has this UI (same when maximised) many menus and controls are absent, I don't have a pre-upgrade screenshot from 18.04 / <= GNOME 3.30.1 but this one ...
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Remove KDE Plasma tooltips

Simple question here. Does anybody know how to remove those tooltips Plasma shows every time you hover a button? Like this one:
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No user input on previewing a file that has no installed handler

I'm using the included filesystem browser, hitting the SPACE bar will give a preview of a selected file. If the selected file has no handler there is a popup saying "Additional Package Required", the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 ethernet not configuring automatically

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop installed. The system is eager to configure and operate WiFi, but I need a wired connection because my adapter is slow compared to the 1000BASE-T Ethernet. ...
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How to fix incorrect menu options for usb headphone handset?

When the Turtle Beach Z60 usb headphone handset is connected to the computer, it works out of the box. However, the audio menu shows 4 possible output profiles instead of the available 2: In fact, ...
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Creating symbolic links to all config files

New to this forum. Currently, have I configured myself a little media server using Ubuntu Server 64bit, version 16.04. It runs Plex, Samba, Deluge, SSH, and some custom scripts. It takes a bit of ...
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SSH without password only works one time

I want to configure SSH to use it without the need of writing the password. I am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on Windows 10. I need it to run Hadoop 3.1.1 (https://hadoop.apache.org/docs/r3.1.1/hadoop-...
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Is it possible to make Ubuntu always responsive? [closed]

I have been with Ubuntu for over 10 years and I have installed and used it on machines ranging from low-end laptops through mining rigs to i7, 8Gb RAM desktop computers. And on every single ...
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Web app installation wizard can't write into data/config.php file

Informations below may allow to track why the installation wizard returns: “Cannot write into data/config.php file. Please delete this file“. MATERIAL SERVER : Linux distro Ubuntu 18.04 remote VPS / ...
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dphys-swapfile will not calculate greater than 2GB swap file

The dynamic swap file program dphys-swapfile (available from apt) doesn't reconfigure when changing the configuration in /etc/dphys-swapfile. Basically I removed the comment '#' and changed the value ...
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Simple modifications of the default /etc/screenrc

One of the first thing I install on a new host is GNU-screen. The next thing right after that is to Google for the lines I need to edit in my ~/.screenrc to activate the hard-status line so I will see ...
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pm-suspend won't work with i3wm

I recently installed i3wm and I'm currently configurating it. But I'm looking for a way to suspend my computer, I found pm-suspend. The problem is that the command won't work. After executing sudo pm-...
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Tor started by root although configured as debian-tor

Upon booting Ubuntu 18 tor does not start correctly and gives the error message [warn] /var/lib/tor is not owned by this user (root, 0) but by debian-tor (122). Perhaps you are running Tor as the ...
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16.04 LTS to 18.04.1 LTS upgrade: dock configuration

In 16.04 LTS, an icon for an attached device appeared automatically in the dock. In 18.04.1 LTS the icon is on the main screen, buried under opened windows. I can't drag the icons over to the dock ...
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ssh config depending on interactive mode

I've some rules in .ssh/config file which I would like activate only in interactive mode (ie. terminal background change). Is that possible?
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How can I get Kolourpaint's color selection tool to always look the way it does when I run Kolourpaint as root?

Since I moved to 18.04, Kolourpaint has been using a different and far less friendly color selection tool than it used to. I didn't mind too much because I love Kolourpaint, and when I need the ...
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Start a Networkmanager GUI from Commandline

I have setup a kiosk system, it uses xorg, openbox and chromium-browser. It is started via systemd like that: #/etc/systemd/system/kiosk.sh [Unit] After=systemd-user-sessions.service [Service] User=...
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Where does sshd default configuration come from?

After a fresh install every option of the default configuration file in /etc/ssh/sshd_config commented out. But when I run /usr/sbin/sshd -tT, there are many option actually to see. Where are those ...
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How to find all instances where PATH is defined? [duplicate]

In my PATH variable I see duplicate paths that I have no idea how they ended up there. /home/user/.local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games:/...
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Why the ssh error trying to log into orange pi running ubuntu core?

After configuring an Orange Pi Zero with Ubuntu Core it fails on attempts to ssh into it with the error in image. I am using TerraTerm and pointed the private key file to the one created using for ...
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Oracle XE ( 11.2.0 ) Database Configuration failed on Ubunto 14 and 16

I am facing Error while configuring Oracle XE after installation. I Follow this Tutorial How to install Oracle 11gR2 on Ubuntu 14.04? When I run this statement for database Configuration. /etc/...
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Upgrade to 18,04 — Blank Screen [duplicate]

After upgrade from 16.02LTS to 18.04LTS, I get the Ubuntu .... screen and then blank with possibly a slightly different color. Booting in recovery mode and selecting option to continue in default ...
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How can I configure Ubuntu to offer X logins on more than one virtual terminal after booting?

I have long wanted to do this and been stumped as to how. I found a tantalising hint here: https://www.maketecheasier.com/run-multiple-x-sessions-without-virtualization/ This is someone wanting to ...
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Increase number of old kernels to keep on autoremove [duplicate]

Looks like my Ubuntu 18.04 keeps one old Linux kernel under /boot (so I have 1 old and 1 current kernel). Is it possible to increase the number of old kernels to keep when running sudo apt autoremove ...
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How to make Gnome-Shell run smooth in Ubuntu 18.04?

My computer is an HP notebook with Intel i3 and Nvidia and SSD. Proprietary graphics drive are installed. I installed Ubuntu 18.04 as a new installation (instead of upgrading from 16.04). I really ...
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How to securely sync dot files?

I own exactly two computers. Both of them run Ubuntu. Since I bought the second to largely replace the first, initially I copied my home directory over to the new laptop and all was well. However, I ...
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NTP summer date in Brazil is incorrect

I have a problem with an Ubuntu server hosted in Amazon services. NTP summer date is incorrect for Brazil, I followed all instructions in the documentation of Ubuntu Server and followed this guide, ...
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Configuring Atom for running Python

I have been trying to setup Atom editor for running python programs on Ubuntu 18 The packages I installed are : script atom-runner autocomplete-python python-tools I even configured the config....
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Recover LVM without /etc/lvm/backup/

I just thought what if I lost the LVM backup folder and I only have the HDD's belonging to my one and only Volume Group. Here is a little summary: root@ubuntu-srv:/# pvs PV VG Fmt Attr ...
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sshd GatewayPorts always “no”

I run a server on Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS. I need to set the option GatewayPorts to yes. In /etc/ssh/sshd_config I added the line GatewayPorts yes but it has no effect. Neither service ssh reload nor ...
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GUI application to configure wacom draw pad?

I proudly own Wacom Intuos S what is great tool for bedroom-coder / one-man-company like myself. Driver is installed, module is loaded and server is running. Only problem is that I'm unable to find ...