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Top new questions this week:

How does Ubuntu synchronize time without ntp?

By clicking "System settings -> Time & Date -> Automatically from the Internet" I can synchronize time from the Internet. However, I find that I don't have a ntpd daemon (It's not even ...

time ntp  
asked by n3v3rm03 22 votes
answered by Maythux 25 votes

When run cat says: "Hello, nothing to see here! Move along!"

Today when I ran the cat command, instead of the contents of a file, I got: Hello, nothing to see here! Move along! I have checked to make sure that the cat file has not been changed after the ...

command-line cat  
asked by Paranoid Panda 16 votes

Is it possible to enter password for sudo only once, and configure it to not require for password on other terminals?

I enter my first sudo command. I enter my password. For a while, I wont have to enter my password for subsequent sudo commands. Now the question. I am someone who opens a lot of terminals. It would ...

asked by daltonfury42 14 votes
answered by terdon 27 votes

How to kill htop if I can't use F10?

I use htop in a terminal but I can't close it with F10. F10 seems to just open a program's File dialog. Is there a way to disable it so I can close htop normally?

gnome 15.04 gnome-terminal htop  
asked by Pithikos 12 votes
answered by Maythux 12 votes

Non-sudo alternative to /usr/local/bin for common scripts

I'm used to putting common scripts in /usr/local/bin so that I can execute them from anywhere with the terminal. For example, I make a shell script named 1, make it executable with chmod +x 1 and put ...

command-line bash permissions scripts local  
asked by user985366 11 votes
answered by Maythux 13 votes

ImageMagick suddenly installed

I was taking a look at my installed programs, when I saw a program called ImageMagick, I took a look at it in the Ubuntu Software Center, and it's a program to manipulate images. That's OK, but I ...

software-center imagemagick  
asked by Nori-chan 11 votes
answered by Maythux 20 votes

What happens if you Trash the Trash?

I was just wondering what would happen if I went and moved the Trash located here: /home/neo/.local/share/Trash To my Trash? I mean if I go to that folder and right-click on the contents and tell ...

files delete trash  
asked by Paranoid Panda 10 votes
answered by Maythux 14 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How to use "grep" command to find text including subdirectories

I want to find all files which contain a specific string of text. The grep command works, but I don't know how to use it for every directory (I can only do it for my current directory). I tried ...

command-line grep  
asked by Smile.Hunter 110 votes
answered by enzotib 142 votes

Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears

When I login, nothing happens. I am presented with my desktop wallpaper. No Dash, no Launcher, nothing.

asked by jrg 259 votes
answered by Oli 226 votes

Can you answer these?

Routing traffic over p2p1 and tun0 correctly

I have been trawling these questions and trying many different solutions to get this working, but I seem to have a problem with getting my routing set up correctly. I have a box installed in a network ...

networking server openvpn routing  
asked by teknetia 2 votes

Udev rules for USB mounting and Low Graphics Mode error

I have a file containing the content bellow KERNEL!="sd[a-z][0-9]", GOTO="media_by_label_auto_mount_end" # Import FS infos IMPORT{program}="/sbin/blkid -o udev -p %N" # Get a label if present, ...

usb xorg login-screen udev  
asked by Amrida D 2 votes

Debugging kernel running on AMD target from Intel host - how to return control to gdb?

I have compiled kernel 3.13.0-55 on Ubuntu on both AMD and Intel machines. I tried to copy compiled kernel to Intel target but it won't boot with that one. Therefore I have compiled the same version ...

kernel cpu c serial-port  
asked by tinky_winky 2 votes
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