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Start and configure Apache in Ubuntu 19.10

Where is the physical location of apache2 in Ubuntu 19.10? I tried using to install Apache from the terminal. The response was that Apache has been installed already, but I can't find it in order to ...
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Boot configuration mystery

Machine Acer Aspire 7740G laptop. Dual boot with Ubuntu 19.10 and Win 10 (purely because I have a couple of 'must have' apps that are only available in Win---ws). System runs perfectly. I wanted to ...
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How to fix the nvidia-dkms-440-x configuration failure on ubuntu 20.04

I recently upgraded my desktop to Ubuntu 20.04. But when installing the driver for my graphics card something went apparently wrong. When I open the 'Software & Updates' application it show me ...
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Dell inspection 710m error in Lubunto 18.04

i cant configure wifi into sudo in Lubunto 18.04 enter image description here
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Prevent DHCP overriding NTP configuration

How can Ubuntu 16.04 LTS be forced to use the manually configured list of NTP servers in /etc/ntp.conf even if DHCP tries to provide a different one? On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (and probably all later ...
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Sound freezes when I plugin headphones. It will just work when I open pavucontol ->configuration-> off and then back to analog duplex

Sound in Ubuntu 18.04 freezes when I plugin headphones. It will just work when I open pavucontol ->configuration-> off and then back to analog duplex.It is the same other way round. As soon as the ...
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What happens with changed config files when unattended-upgrades runs

What happens when unattended-upgrades installs a new version of a package which has a different config file then on my computer? Normally you get asked if you want to keep yours or overwrite it with ...
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Control what information tracker indexes

I am looking for information on tracker, and generally speaking I find it very scarce. In particular, is there any reference describing the possible configuration to set what tracker indexes? I ...
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redefine links for ldconfig

This is my machine configuration: OS: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS x86_64 Kernel: 5.4.0-29-generic Shell: bash 5.0.16 DE: GNOME Terminal: gnome-terminal CPU: Intel i7-4700MQ (8) @ 3.400GHz GPU: Intel 4th Gen ...
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Festival text-to-speech ignores `current-voice` defined in `.festivalrc` in 20.04

On Ubuntu 18.04 I had in my ~/.festivalrc (voice.select 'en1_embrola) which works as expected. However after upgrading to 20.04 my default voice is kal_diphone On festival's interactive shell (...
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How to enable lock detecting configs in Ubuntu

I am developing a program which causes deadlocks. And I want Ubuntu to warn about all the deadlocks in the kernel, so I can know if my program succeeds. It's required that kernel can detect deadlocks ...
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plex: how to add a local .mkv file to a library?

Looking to play this mkv file: thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ tree /home/thufir/plex/ /home/thufir/plex/ └── The.Last.Dance.S01E01.HDTV.x264-BRISK[TGx] ├── [TGx]Downloaded from torrentgalaxy.to ....
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starting and running plex media server?

How do I start plex and navigate to its configuration page? thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ sudo systemctl status plexmediaserver ● plexmediaserver.service - Plex Media Server Loaded: loaded (/lib/...
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Thunderbird error: mail server xyz is not an IMAP4 Server

Rather silly question, but I'm getting: Mail server xyz is not an IMAP4 Server which is, indeed, correct. However, I can't see where to correct the mail server. I've looked in SMTP and of course ...
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How do I change Ubuntu 18.04 cursor to my own icon?

I made my own cursor icon, and I want to change to it. I am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with the DMZ-White theme. I do NOT want to change the THEME, just the cursor. I'm assuming you do that most easily ...
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rsyslog stopped creating pid file after upgrade from 18.04 to 20.04

After upgrading from 18.04 LTS to 20.04 LTS rsyslog stopped writing its PID into /(var/)run/rsyslogd.pid file.
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Is it possible to change default diff tool for apt (or maybe it is for shell)?

I'm not sure is it apt or shell setting or is it a setting at all but whenever there is a conflict on a configuration file while doing apt upgrade I'm presented with these options: Y or I : install ...
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invalid TOML syntax

I am trying to run influxDB relay service with the following configuration file: /# -*- toml -*- [[http]] name = example-http-influxdb bind-addr = 0.0.0.0:8086 [[http.output]] name = local-...
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How do I initialize and test the kernel dump process in Ubuntu 18.04? Which config files should I be writing to?

My system froze the other day in the middle of a convoluted build and I've attempted to set up kdump (to possibly diagnose what went wrong or - at least generate a log - in a similar situation) using ...
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How to configure Hardware RAID PCI VT6421?

I am playing with an Ubuntu 18.04 Home Server for some time now and found this RAID controller VT6421. I am not very experienced with configuring hardware in Ubuntu and was not able to find a solution ...
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CONFIG_KVM=m in my .config, but why is KVM in the output of lsmod?

I just viewed the .config of ubuntu in /usr/src/linux-headers-5.3.0-46-generic/.config. There is CONFIG_KVM=m. But when I use lsmod, kvm moudle is in the output. CONFIG_XX=m means that the moudule is ...
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Is it possible to transfer my configuration files to another installation?

I have been looking for a portable solution for a Mozilla Thunderbird app but unsuccessfully so far. It is vital for me to keep Thunderbird's configuration so after a fresh OS install, once I install ...
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Dragging to top to maximize vertically

Am using Ubuntu 18.4 and would like to get this kind of behavior: when I drag a window to the top, it should expand vertically into a half of the display. I am using two displays, so it's not about ...
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Where to configure unattended-upgrades

Regarding configuration of Unattended-Upgrades: Which are the appropriate files for configuring each option of Unattended-Upgrades? I have seen three files mentioned, see below. I am not certain ...
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Selling Used Laptop with Fresh Ubuntu Install. How to make it boot into config screen on first boot? [closed]

I can't seem to find a specific answer to my question. I have some used laptops I am selling on Ebay... What I would like to have happen is for the customer to receive the laptop and on first boot ...
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Error with Xorg + Intel driver

I try to remove tearing video using custom Intel driver config Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "X.org Configured" Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0 InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer" ...
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Apache default vhost is not working

I have a server which runs Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. I wanted to add a simple vhost, but I realize I have problem with the "default" vhost. The server has a public name, like (this is a fake number): http:/...
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How to configure buttons on Wacom Bamboo CTH-470 tablet to mouse clicks

I have a Wacom Bamboo CTH-470 running on Ubuntu 19.10, everything works perfectly, from the pen to the pad, however the buttons on the tablet are not recognized, well, they get recognized but have no ...
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Help to mass deploy 18.04 with additional minor configs

I have a stack of older Dell laptops from work destined for ewaste that I'd like to donate to local elementary schools to give to families in quarantine/isolation due to covid 19. I'd like to ...
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Turning of discrete graphics in Ubuntu 18.04: Nvidia fallback service does not exist

I followed the steps in this blog to install nvidia drivers afresh. However there were two problems, sudo systemctl disable nvidia-fallback.service does not work it gives the error Failed to disable ...
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*kernel config of xenial kernel

Where can I look into the default kernel config of the Xenial kernel? I'm particularly interested in the USB Power management configuration including: CONFIG_SUSPEND CONFIG_HIBERNATION ...
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Which configuration file should I edit to configure file type association?

I am using ubuntu 18.04. I am trying to change PHP file association with sublime text and it is currently associated with foxit reader. I tried to change it by using "open with" menu option.But it ...
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problem set sql_mode on 19.10

I'm having some bad issues while im trying to set sql_mode for my 19.10 ubuntu with mysql 8.0.19. I need to set it as: sql_mode = ERROR_FOR_DIVISION_BY_ZERO,NO_AUTO_CREATE_USER,...
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Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS backup pops up with destination path access rights failure regularly

Since I had to downgrade from 19.10 to 18.04.4 LTS (a.k.a. re-install) due to security/maintenance policies, the ubuntu backup solution (duplicity/deja-dup, as it at least used to be called) behaves ...
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Making “alt+shift” behave as “alt gr”/reconfiguring non standard keyboard? (Corsair SK621 Norwegian Layout)

I've recently gotten back into developing and I've installed Ubuntu in dual boot on my system(love the OS, but mostly used my computer for windows only games the past few years). I got myself a ...
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Whats the easiest way to install a digital certificate for Apache?

I'm following instructions for manual installation. It calls for editing the virtual hosts section. It all looks good to me but when I run configtest it fails with directive failed missing >
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36 SYNs in a row. How to limit Firefox connections to one website?

Often when using Firefox 73.0.1 in Xubuntu 18.04 to browse a web forum about a retrocomputing hobby,* I see 30-minute periods when all connections to that website time out but connections to other ...
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Add an editor to a list of terminal system editors

When you use vipw or crontab or just type select-editor you are presented with the list of the editors installed on the system. How do I add my custom editor to that list?
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Mute Telegram (maybe other apps as well) notifications programmatically

I'm trying to write a script to activate "focus mode", so there are a few apps (Telegram, Spotify, etc) whose notifications I'd like to turn off. Is there a smart way to do this programatically?
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Problem installing ubuntu core on RPi3

I recently downloaded Ubuntu core from the official Ubuntu site (26/01/20) as I am trying to install Ubuntu core on my Raspberry Pi 3+ for my first time ever. I have setup an Ubuntu account and ...
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redis bind address localhost with (double colon) ::1

This may be the noobiest question ever, but can someone tell me what the ::1 means in redis configuration for bind? E.g.: bind 127.0.0.1 ::1 In a docker image made my colleagues, this was the set ...
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What are the default values of /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/mpm_event.conf?

I added a php code to my sites that created errors like this: AH00484: server reached MaxRequestWorkers setting, consider raising the MaxRequestWorkers setting and before I figured out what was ...
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Unassign function from mouse button 8 and button 9 on ubuntu 19.10

I have mouse Logitech M590 with some extra buttons. By default buttons 8 and 9 works as "back" and "forward". I want to give them different functionality. A followed the last answer in this thread How ...
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MariaDB bind-address not updating?

I'm trying to set the bind-address of my MariaDB installation to 0.0.0.0 to allow external connections. I edited /etc/mysql/mysql.conf.d/mysqld.cnf and updated the [mysqld] section to the following: ...
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Is it possible to set up Ubuntu 18.04 as a Domain Controller?

There are lots of tutorials on the web suggesting that this is possible. I accomplished this on 16.04 and created a bash script that was used to take several first-boot 16.04 systems and configure as ...
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How to convert shell script Magic Trackpad 2 settings to permanent conf file?

I updated my kernel to 4.20.17 using ukuu. I tweaked the settings for sensitivity and scrolling to "feel" the best. I wrote a bash script to run at startup and apply settings. My Magic Trackpad 2 is ...
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Nginx SSL configuration setup

I'm using Nginx on Ubuntu 18.04 with LEMP installed, recently I renewed my SSL certs therefore I can see some files with named . SSL cert related files last 2 files comes with .zip private.key ...
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Wifi configuration after Ubuntu Server installation

I want to install Lubuntu on my Raspi 4 and followed the instructions: https://ubuntu.com/download/raspberry-pi, steps 1-4. At the end I can however not continue to do the lubuntu-desktop ...
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Samba use Active Directory users

I inherited an ubuntu 8.10 server that is currently running as a samba server and apache web server. I would like to make a new server with ubuntu 19.10 and copy the existing configurations on that ...
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Can't find .codeblocks in home directory

default.conf should be in .codeblocks which is a hidden directory in home directory. But I can't find either default.conf or .codeblocks on my PC. I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.

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