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How to get the GPU info?
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A blog post focusing on work done on the command-line is here: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-find-linux-vga-video-card-ram/ Find out the device ID: lspci | grep ' VGA ' | cut -d" " -f 1 03:00....

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16.04 upgrade broke mysql-server
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Your error message contains this line: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 However, this installed post-installation script is not mentioned by name. After ...

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Ubuntu says no disk space in home directory but there is space
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You seem to have two relevant partitions on your computer's disk. Partition 1, /dev/sda6, has 19 GB available but Partition 2, /dev/sda8, where your /home directory resides, is full. Try to move some ...

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Is there a program like Microsoft Paint?
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Look at shutter, the feature rich screenshot tool. In Microsoft App terms, it is actually a combination of the snipping tool and ms paint. It captures screenshots, but it also has an edit mode for the ...

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How to browse windows network in ubuntu 13.10?
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assuming you have installed samba, on the command line, you can explicity list all shares on a given host with this command smbclient -L <hostname> -U cashew -U is the username option This ...

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A2DP on PulseAudio - terrible choppy/skipping audio
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You can open the search bar (CTRL-D in unity, Windows-Key in Gnome) type in "Pulse" or "Volume". Open the GUI tool "Pulseaudio Volume Control", its icon looks like knob or gauge. There you can ...

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How do I disable ntpd?
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With systemd, the two commands are: sudo systemctl stop ntp sudo systemctl disable ntp Output (I think the warning can be ignored) ntp.service is not a native service, redirecting to systemd-sysv-...

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What could be the cause for these strange UFW block entries in my syslog?
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My guess is that it's the local router asking if there are any hosts interested in receiving multicasts - nothing to worry about (see [1]) You can prevent the creation of new log entries with this ...

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Installing latest version of GNU Octave when I have already installed other version
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You can run the newest version of Octave (5.1.0 in March 2019) by running it as a Flatpack app. "Flatpack is a system for building, distributing, and running sandboxed desktop applications on Linux." ...

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Alternative to IrfanView
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I use Geeqie as a fast viewer (it can rotate and flip though), and Screenshot-Tool Shutter as minimalist Editor that can blur, crop and put markers into a picture. With Geeqie I can say ("Open in ...

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Cannot open 'PDF portfolio'
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Try evince, the GNOME document viewer Hit F9 to make the sidebar on the left visible, then at the top of the Sidebar there is the "Thumbnails" menu. Click it. Then you'll see this: I guess, by ...

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How to determine all python-nautilus extensions in use?
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Update 2021: On newer versions, such as 20.04, have a look into /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/nautilus/extensions-3.0/ but this does not contain Python extensions, but in there is a file libnautilus-...

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How to see what technologies a video card supports
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Install Google Chrome and go to URL chrome://gpu Report generated looks like this: Graphics Feature Status Canvas: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable 3D CSS: Hardware accelerated ...

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What should I do when Ubuntu freezes?
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if possible, try to open an ssh shell from another computer. this is an option If you knew in advance that the computer might hang soon, open the connection first before you perform that task. I do ...

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How do I list the contents of a package?
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This is another way where it doesn't matter whether the package is already installed or not. install the apt-file helper package apt install apt-file then run the apt-file list command example (...

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How do I "alt-tab" between windows using Gnome 3?
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Hit alt-tab to get to the app-switching "toast message" (the big balloon with the icon that appears in the middle of your screen). With alt key down, then hit the arrow keys -> <- to go to the ...

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How can I get my wireless webcam to work?
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I am fighting with a similar problem right now. According to the thread on this website, your device must be recognized as a video device by the kernel. Maybe it isn't, although it should. Run lsub ...

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How to understand kernel choice at startup
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At some point, new OS releases will not work properly with older kernels. What I want to say is: I think it is not possible to run an Ubuntu 10.10 on an, say, 8.04 kernel or earlier kernel (at ...

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How to install the latest Octave
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This does not use apt-get, but an alternative mechanism, flatpak, which has its own elaborate installation instructions, depending on Linux distribution and desktop environment used. You can run the ...

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Install R in Linux Server
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This post https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/149451/install-r-in-my-own-directory says: $ wget http://cran.rstudio.com/src/base/R-3/R-3.4.1.tar.gz $ tar xvf R-3.4.1.tar.gz $ cd R-3.4.1 $ ./...

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How to check how long the last uptime if it's not shutdown correctly?
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With apt-get you can install a system monitoring tool such as munin. Don't know if this is right for the BeagleBone, though. Munin runs on top of perl and RRDtool, and will collect a whole lot of data,...

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How can I connect to the Internet using an ADSL modem?
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I think the command line tool to turn on the DSL connection is called "pon" and to disconnect you type "poff" . The command is sudo pon dsl-provider (but I think you can define arbitrary dsl ...

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Converting EPUB to PDF using Pandoc
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EPUB -> RTF -> PDF , without Pandoc, on Ubuntu 20.04: I've converted EPUB to Rich-Text-Format (RTF) with Ebookreader Calibre first, then opened the newly created RTF from within the Calibre GUI....

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what's the canonical way to install nodejs on an Ubuntu desktop (21.x)?
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It's a matter of preference, but generally I'd use the Node Version Manager nvm because it facilitates side-by-side installations (and easy de-installations) of major Node versions.

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Suddenly can't run sudo
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Not really 100% related, but hear me out: I had this problem, because I had changed the default Docker installation. And docker service wanted to execute sudo or do similar things (system calls?) More ...

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virtualbox NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
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The Answers given here, by the other AskUbuntu users, are already very good. As an additional measure it might help if you download a suitable VirtualBox Extension Pack from the Downlads Page of the ...

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Graphics driver problem: GTX 1050 - Ubuntu 18.04
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I just fought through an upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04 on a PC with two older Nvidia graphics cards. I can't help you specifically, but take a look at these two config files, /etc/gdm3/custom.conf and /...

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Can't get my Nvidia card working
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You could run ubuntu-drivers devices - grab the name of the intel driver and put it on the blacklist as described in Step 1 of Tutorial GPU data processing inside LXD

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Create a new systemd service
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what about Type=oneshot? If that doesn't work: maybe you have to change ownership of the file to root as well.

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Help finding and installing drivers for ASUS VivoBook E200HA and Asus B53E
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I cannot help you with this laptop, sorry. And with Linux you do not have to search for drivers as you might be used to from, say, Windows. Why not? here are some general remarks: Many hardware ...

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