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Login loop Xcfe

Since today my Xubuntu is not logging anymore via GUI. I can only open the terminal and login from there. I have tried everything in here Ubuntu gets stuck in a login loop but still have a black ...
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Multiple loop devices in Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

My system monitor shows a high number of devices like /dev/loop1. Is this normal/correct? Where do they come from and what are they good for?
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Are these processes basically the same “ sudo mount -o loop imagefile mntpoint” vs “ sudo losetup /dev/loop2 imagefile”

I am trying understand what the difference is between two ways of creating a loop mount point. Now I can create this with: sudo mount -o loop /file_to_use /mntpoint, and sudo losetup /dev/loop1 /...
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Stucked in the Live Session User (Xubuntu 18.04)

I was installing Xubuntu 18.04, restarting my computer, and i must reinstall Xubuntu. It goes on forever :/ (I've tried 6 times ;_;) (I'm not very good in English •~•)
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Why is the same deivce listed multiple times in the Gnome system-monitor? [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 on a Sandisk 16 GB flash drive. The Gnome system-monitor is listing the same device multiple times with different directories. Can this be configured to show the device once ...
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I cant login to ubuntu

I can open hard terminal what i should do.. I tryed monodeset nothing change. I have importante data on it and its crypted i dont know what i should do . ( i have dual boot with other linux distro ) ...
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WSL - /dev/loop0 workaround

I am trying to setup Bochs as shown in this tutorial. However, I'm using WSL and there is no loop0 device. # bochsrc.txt # megs: 32 romimage: file=/usr/share/bochs/BIOS-bochs-latest, ...
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I have a lot of loop devices, what are they and should I get rid of them? [duplicate]

Whenever I open my file browser, there are a these loop devices, I don't know what they are, I tried to look up but I didn't understand what they are. They keep increasing every so often, I haven't ...
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Is there any module in PACTL that I could use to make my voice sound higher or lower while using module-loopback?

I'm able to hear my own voice in the speakers while using pactl load-module module-loopback. I checked all possible loadable modules that I could use in https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/...
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Why are there multiple loop devices for the same snap?

I used lsblk to check connected devices, when I found that there are a total of 3 loop devices for the same snap "core", with revision numbers. loop1 7:1 0 81.6M 1 loop /snap/core/4110 loop2 ...
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Login loop after nvidia driver

I know this question has been asked before but i tried all of existing solutions non of them solutions worked for me. Edit: My graphics card is 950M GEFORCE GTX I've tried with Ubuntu 16.04 and ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Loops At Startup

I own a Chuwi LapBook 14.1 laptop. It has Ubuntu 16.04.3 64-bit installed on it. This is a problem that I have had with this laptop in the past, but I am not sure if the hardware is the problem in ...
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How to create a virtual network interface in Ubuntu?

I'm testing a network program on Ubuntu. Is there any way to create a virtual network interface in Ubuntu. Something like lo is good, but unfortunately there is bunch of packets on lo with 127.0.0.1 ...
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What is the function of the list of loop devices? [duplicate]

A lot of strange loop devices appear in my Kubuntu OS. [translation: Hard disk 107.4GB Hard disk 487.0GB Loop Device Hard Disk 4.0GB Loop Device Loop Device Loop Device ...
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Ubuntu stuck in login screen

After trying to install CUDA toolkit 8, the login screen loops. I've tried some of the solutions posted in other question, but didn't work. I'm using Ubuntu 16.04
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Create loop device for ext4 filesystem

I created and formatted a file as an ext4 file system and I am trying to mount it as a loop device. Initially, there were no loopX entries in /dev, so I created one like this: root:~# mknod -m640 /...
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an 84MB Volume /dev/loop0 popped up and I don't know what it is or why it popped up [duplicate]

So, out of nowhere a 84MB Volume /dev/loop0 popped up. I don't know what it is or why it is there. I did recently install dropbox, Kdenlive, and VLC Media Player. Could one of those programs have ...
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Login Loop after upgrading 16.04 from 14.04

Recently I upgraded my OS to 16.04 from 14.04. Now I can login using root user. However I could not login using the user I created during installation. I tried a lot troubleshooting using Nvidia ...
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Creating fake/virtual character device with loopback

According to this post How to Create Virtual Block Devices I have tried to create a loopback device by changing mknod b parameter to c for a character device , but when I repeat the following for a ...
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What is /dev/loopx? [duplicate]

$ df -kh Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 7,8G 0 7,8G 0% /dev tmpfs 1,6G 19M 1,6G 2% /run /dev/sda2 622G 227G 364G 39% / tmpfs ...
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Ping loopback from another computer

I'm having trouble setting up static routing. My target machine 192.168.1.36 has a loopback address of 192.168.46.1 255.255.255.255 which I am trying to ping from another device in the network 192.168....
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How to route pulse audio device into alsa loopback (virtual microphone)?

I want a flash application that wants to record my microphone (something like https://online-voice-recorder.com/) to record a Pulse Audio source. I figured, that flash uses ALSA. So I installed the ...
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Is my way to install an AES encrypted partition good or bad?

I would want to install a partition encrypted with AES using a loop-device. So first, I install the partition and its files system. fdisk /dev/sda mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdaX (with "sdaX" the created ...
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How can i ping loopback IP without entry in routaing table?

ifconfig's output: $ ifconfig enp4s0f1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr f8:32:e4:d3:a1:4e UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:...
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mounting iso file as loop device

I'm trying to shrink my raspberry pi images following this tutorial: https://softwarebakery.com/shrinking-images-on-linux root@host:~# modprobe loop # no errors returned root@host:~# lsmod | ...
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Is it possible to mount a virtual disk as a drive?

I'm building Linux From Scratch. Fun project. Anyways, I've created a 60 gigabyte raw disk image using dd and filled it with /dev/zero. I can't find anything online about how to mount the image as an ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in login loop [duplicate]

Seen many questions on this matter, but as I can not access CTRL-ALT-F1/2 I'm stuck into this loop. It keeps asking for password, clean orpheants and back to login. As I can NOT open any manager/...
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Creating disk images as a normal user

I want to be able to run the following script as normal user (as root it runs fine): #!/bin/sh dd if=/dev/zero bs=8192 count=128 of=disk.img mkfs -t ext2 -F disk.img losetup /dev/loop0 disk.img ...
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wifi doesn't work with various error messages [closed]

I've upgraded to ubuntu 16 , then I've a problem with wifi as it doesn't work and gives me message "device not ready" when it try to make the dev up $sudo ip link set wlo1 up RTNETLINK answers: ...
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Install Ubuntu on a loop device?

I used grub2 to boot the Ubuntu ISO file from my hard disk (without burning it to a DVD or a flash drive), but I don't want to install Ubuntu to a partition on my hard disk; instead I want to install ...
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Formatting the loopback device?

I'm very new to Ubuntu, I used the Windows installer to install it aside with Windows 7. I chose the same partition as it has enough space. I got this message when the computer rebooted and I'm afraid ...
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System is unable to boot after upgrade to 15.04. Version 219

I wanted to upgrade my system from Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04. When the upgrading process finished after reboot I get infinite loop "version 219" on the black screen. I have been browsing a lot but didn't ...
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Loop module not present on Ubuntu installation

sudo modprobe loop max_loop=255 does not return an error, but lsmod | grep "loop" returns nothing. Likewise find /lib/modules/$(uname -r) -name "loop.ko" doesn't print any paths to the screen. I'd ...
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In the Disks (Disk Utility) application in 14.04, what does the auto-clear setting do?

I'm playing with some disk images via loopback devices (e.g. /dev/loop0). When viewed in the Disks (Disk Utility) application there's a setting labeled "Auto-clear" which is currently set to OFF. ...
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Can't mount ISO file as loop device: Error: “failed to setup loop device”

sudo mkdir -p /media/cdrom cd ~ sudo mount -o loop ubuntu-* / mount: ubuntu-*: failed to setup loop device: No such file or directory