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apache tutorial didn't work

I followed the Apache2 Install and Configuration tutorial, but it doesn't seem to work. https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/install-and-configure-apache#1-overview I had no problem access my local website ...
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Configure to change from wifi to ethernet on next reboot

Currently my Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (GNU/Linux 5.15.0-1006-raspi aarch64) on a Raspberry Pi is using wifi for network. Using the command ip addr I can see that eth0 is set to DOWN and wlan is UP. The ...
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Unable to save settings in Firefox when installed as snap package?

I have just done a fresh install on a notebook with Xubuntu 22.04 as host OS. I've noticed that Firefox is now available only through snap unless you want to follow a lengthy tutorial on adding the ...
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a question about NetworkManager.conf

Please forgive me if the question is a newbie question. In NetworkManger.conf, we can define [ifupdown] managed=false In this case, does it mean networkmanager is disabled for all network adapters/...
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Is there a way to change a Dock launcher config?

I run VS-code and did "Add to favorites" to start it easily. However, I also need to have the -disable-gpuoption, otherwise VS-code hangs forever. But doing "Add to favorites" ...
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how can I configure a static IP(from router with a mac address) for a device from other device terminal

Actually I don't know Raspi-IP but I know MAC address. So I want to configure a fixed IP for my RasPi from router. is there any way to configure a fixed IP from my PC's terminal for my RasPi
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what is th action of ";" symbol a config file lines?

i was editing pulseaudio daemon.conf file and i saw some lines start by ; symbol (image attached). what is the meaning and use of this symbol in the config file lines?
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Where "Application Autostart" of Lubuntu 20.04 keeps its data?

Where "Application Autostart" of Lubuntu 20.04 keeps its data? I want to backup its config file.
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vsftp - folders cannot be listed when connection is from outside local network

I just installed vsftpd, configuration is following: listen=NO listen_ipv6=YES anonymous_enable=NO local_enable=YES write_enable=YES dirmessage_enable=YES use_localtime=YES xferlog_enable=YES ...
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Right Alt + Left Arrow not doing the job in Mozilla Firefox browser

I expect it to do the same thing as L ALT + ← which goes back one webpage backwards. But R ALT + ← does nothing in Mozilla Firefox browser. I am using Ubuntu 20.04.03LTS. For example: I have kept ...
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How to configure Dark Reader so that ThunderBird panes are dark?

I'm looking to configure Thunderbird so that all three panes are dark, as: However, after downloading and adding the Dark Reader plugin I get only a single pane dark. The list of messages is ...
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Manually set an IPv6 address via the GUI

[Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS] I am trying to manually assign an IPv6 addr via the GUI, but whatever I seem to enter for the Prefix, it says it is invalid. Here's an example: I've also tried the following for ...
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How can I connect AirpodsPro with Ubuntu Linux 20.04

I need to connect my airpodsPro to Ubuntu for work and I can't seem to grasp the way through. I've tried with bredr, le, and dual options on the Bluetooth main conf. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
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(20.04) Laptop keyboard doesn't work, but only in certain cases and only on one user account

My laptop keyboard randomly stopped working, but only for one user account. If I boot from recovery mode (advanced options for ubuntu -> linux xxx.xxx.xxx (recovery mode) -> continue) the ...
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Where do I type 'make config' to build a custom configuration?

It is clear there are a couple different cool automagical processes taking care of the kernel on my Ubuntu machine. One updates the kernel files on a regular basis, the other generates a new ...
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How do I find out what's different between two different Ubuntu kernels?

I have inherited a machine that will boot under 20.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linus 5.13.0-27generic x86_64) but not under ...0-28... or later versions. Someone thinks an additional module may also have been added....
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Ubuntu 21.10 starts with search bar opened

I have several machines all running Ubuntu 21.10. One of them starts with the search bar opened, like when you press the "windows" key: The machine is an embedded PC (ApolloLake-based) with ...
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Bacula - Keyword "WorkingDirectory" not permitted in this resource

Setting up bacula to backup my server root folder. Running Ubuntu Server 20.04.4. When testing the bacula-sd.conf file I get the below error: $ bacula-dir -tc /etc/bacula/bacula-sd.conf bacula-dir: ...
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kivy any script does not open window in Ubuntu

I asked the question in stack owerflow before but I guess my problem is at first a ubuntu problem. When I excute a kivy script (e.g. hello world) in a vitualenv the script runs without errors but I ...
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Ubuntu Failed to bind to address http://127.0.0.1:5000

Deploying an aspnetcore 6 web app to Ubuntu 20.04. Here is an article of what I am doing https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/aspnet/core/host-and-deploy/linux-apache?view=aspnetcore-6.0#publish-and-copy-...
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Setting default configuration for input/output bluetooth sound devices

In my case I'm offered 5 different configuration options for "Output Device" configuration and if save device is chosen from "Input Device", it resets "Output Configuration&...
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How do I swap the buttons on my nintendo switch pro controller (without steam)?

Right now it's on the switch default so A reads as A, instead of A reading as B, X reading as Y, etc. Basically steam's "Nintendo layout" disabled but for nonsteam games.
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Unknown keywords in keepalived.conf

Getting the following message when checking status of keepalived : Feb 07 17:32:12 st- 1 Keepalived[1727]: (Line 3) Unknown keyword 'interface' Feb 07 17:32:12 s Keepalived[1727]: (Line 4) Unknown ...
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root : problem with defaults entries

I'm getting security mail from my server saying: root : problem with defaults entries ; TTY=unknown ; PWD=/root ; USER=root Upon browsing around, "they" say; This problem is caused by sudo ...
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Rhythmbox: How to delete or disable the Online Resources "Radio France" and "Jamendo"?

Is there a way to delete or disable the Online Resources "Radio France" and "Jamendo" in Rhythmbox? The Jamendo plugin seems to no longer exist.
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Turn Off loopback audio in meet

I found that when I'm on any meeting site (meet, slack, teams) and I open a video or song, the sound comes back through the headphone, I tested it on another 3 pcs with ubuntu 20.04 and 2 microphones ...
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How to get Six (an old KDE game program) running in Kubuntu 20.04

Six was a gold-medal winner several times in a computer games olympiad. The source code is on GitHub https://github.com/melisgl/six/tree/master/six. It has been pinned for a couple of decades, but I ...
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How can I get rid of a screensaver on Lubuntu 20.04, using CLI?

I have some VMs using Lubuntu. On restoring snapshot screensaver is always appearing which is both irritating and serving no purpose whatsoever. How can I remove them via CLI? I want CLI as I plan to ...
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Disable prompt to overwrite config files during upgrade

I'm trying to configure an Ubuntu (20.04) desktop instance so that the Ubuntu Software Updater GUI does not prompt whether to update a config file if it has local changes (e.g. sshd_config) For some ...
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Power mode gets constantly reset to "Balanced Power"

On Ubuntu 21.10, after selecting the "Power Saver" power mode, the setting is eventually reset back to "Balanced Power" after approximately 15 minutes: Using powerprofilesctl set ...
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New server, aliases file doesn't work, virtual does

So, my question is: Why doesn't postfix simply use /etc/aliases to redirect incoming mail to external email addresses like I'm used to when I used ubuntu 16.04LTS? Follow up question: Is there a ...
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Ubuntu 20.04: Gedit preferences manager does not allow interactions

I am trying to install plugins on Gedit v3.36.2 under a clean Ubuntu 20.04 installation. I'm opening the preferences but I checking/unchecking the various options doesn't work: Gedit doesn't listen! ...
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Microsoft Arc touch middle button

I got a Microsoft Arc Touch which I am able to connect and use on Ubuntu, however there seems to be no way to press the middle button (I tried double tapping the middle area and triple finger tapping ...
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How to setup wifi params at booting time?

How do I set an automatically configuration for my wifi card at a booting time with these params: sudo iw phy0 set rts 784 sudo iw phy0 set frag 1024 Anyone to help?
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How can I open LibreOffice .dat files?

For example, I have a ~/.config/libreoffice/4/user/autocorr/acor_en-US.dat file. It isn't plain text; opening it as text gives back gibberish. How can I open it?
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Wowonder Configuration for Nginx Not Working

my wowonder PHP script website currently running on an apache server and it is working well. but I'm not happy with the speed it provides because my site is growing day by day and I need more speed ...
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How to add multiple pools to wide-dhcp6s server

i am using wide-dhcpv6s server in my linux pc i want to add multiple range of ip, is possible to add multiple pool?. If possible how to add multiple pool in configuration file. my configuration is ...
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configure: error: Could not link to netcdf C library (SURFEX installation fail)

I want to install and run SURFEX on Ubuntu 18.04, so I'm following the steps explained here. when I run the make command in the src directory (compiling the master version of the code), after a while ...
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Risks of replacing .bashrc file from one computer to another

I have 2 Asus Zenbook laptops running Ubuntu 20.04.3LTS (my current laptop and I kept my old laptop as an emergency backup system as I can't be without a laptop). I very rarely use the old one, but I ...
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How to manually transfer Firefox settings to the snap version?

I make use of Firefox sync but only for bookmarks, call me old fashioned but I choose not to send all my passwords for storage elsewhere. Each time I start using a new computer, I transfer the ...
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Screen is cropped by a few pixels

I just installed Ubuntu, and for a while (2 weeks) the screen was fine. But my brother started tweaking the settings in Tweaks & Settings. He modified the scale setting in the displays section. (...
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How to move chromium config from one PC to next?

I have a new laptop. The old was running Ubuntu 20.04 and the new Ubuntu 21.10. I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 21.10 (not an upgrade). I want to transfer my Chromium config from the old to the new ...
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Automatic network card configuration?

We have lots of different servers with different network cards, is there a way to have Ubuntu 20.04 automatically configure the network cards with DHCP? Right now we have to manually change the .yaml ...
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How can I get a list of files that I modified/added in /etc and other paths outside of the home folder?

Over the years, I've been making tweaks to my Ubuntu system, such as adding files to /etc, to customize it. I now want to do a fresh re-installation of Ubuntu, and I want to capture all of these ...
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Gnome Control Center takes forever to start and then I can't edit network settings (Ubuntu 18.04)

I have problem with gnome-control-center, it takes forever to start (30 seconds), and then I can't edit the network settings. There is some clue in the verbose output: $ gnome-control-center -v (...
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Remove login identification Ubuntu 21.10

I have a special application requiring a "straight" system load, without asking for login credentials. The same process is possible under Windows 10. Basically, I want to automatically login,...
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Dbus, view limits configurations

I have system Dbus running. How can I list the current limits configurations of the system Dbus? There is no configuration files in /etc/dbus-1/ For example, how can I view the current "...
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Does Ubuntu have a command line configuration tool

I'm looking for a command line tool to configure Ubuntu 20+. (Firewall, Users, Networking, Services, Hardware.) Just like Suse has Yast, and CentOS has the Setup tool. I know Ubuntu used to have ...
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Can Not Use Terminal After Installing Python - Ubuntu 20.04

I was installing python following this article : Now the terminal is not opening (total beginner) What could cause this problem?
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Where can I find the default IPv6 config location on Ubuntu 20.04 Server?

I just installed an Ubuntu Server 20.04 via the installation manager. I defined a static IPv4 address and left Ipv6 untouched. After starting the machine, I can see my static Ipv4 and also multiple ...
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