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Top new questions this week:

What programming language is Ubuntu Terminal written in?

This may seem like a very rookie question for you Linux-users, but I just started using Linux. Thanks.

asked by ReddZedd 11 votes
answered by A.B. 20 votes

Permanently store values when using the terminal

I have a few remote servers which I connect to through the terminal. The servers don't have a domain, only an IP address which is hard to remember when I got a few of them. Is there a way to ...

14.04 command-line ssh hosts  
asked by theusual 8 votes
answered by Skippy le Grand Gourou 7 votes

How to enter a tab charater in gedit if replacement with spaces is set up?

Some programs require tab characters to work, e.g. make requires tabs in Makefiles. If gedit is configured to replace tabs with spaces, it's painful to change the settings every time or copy a ...

asked by Karl Richter 8 votes
answered by A.B. 5 votes

Notebook does not power off when battery is critically low

After discharging the battery, my notebook goes to hibernation instead of shutting down. That happens regardless of using intel graphics or NVIDIA graphics mode on ubuntu 15.04. Can this issue be ...

asked by cl-netbox 7 votes
answered by cl-netbox 3 votes

How to run Telegram from Terminal

So I have telegram messenger on my Ubuntu and I'm trying to launch it from terminal and later on set it up as startup program - problem is I cannot find command to run it. telegram/Telegram don't ...

command-line 15.04 startup telegram  
asked by Michał Żywiecki 5 votes
answered by A.B. 7 votes

Check security mode of connected Wi-Fi network

How do I check the security mode of the connected Wi-Fi network, using the command-line interface? I want to know whether the current Wi-Fi connection is protected with WPA, protected with WEP, or is ...

command-line wireless security  
asked by QkiZ 4 votes
answered by QkiZ 8 votes

Landscape Example for Orange Box

I'm using an Orange Box and have gone through the Juju bootstrap and deployed landscape as per the script that comes with the Orange Box build, but when I go to set up a cloud in the ...

juju maas openstack landscape orange-box  
asked by ntpttr 4 votes
answered by dpb 1 vote

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Command for determining my public IP?

If I check with google, I can see my public IP. Is there something on the Ubuntu command-line which will yield me the same answer?

asked by kfmfe04 134 votes
answered by Michael K 98 votes

Installing Ubuntu on a Pre-Installed Windows with UEFI

I'm absolutely new to Linux. I have been using Windows for all my life, but I have read about Ubuntu (and Linux in general) and I think I'll like it, so I wanted to know how to install Ubuntu on my PC ...

dual-boot system-installation uefi  
asked by Michał Tabor 346 votes
answered by Luis Alvarado 368 votes

Can you answer these?

How do I debug a large pause before network transactions when Network Manager is disabled?

I have had a network problem since upgrading to 15.04 for which I have tried a new network card and clean installation of ubuntu, neither of which worked. My system was fine under 12.04 and 14.04. If ...

networking drivers 15.04 network-manager ethernet  
asked by atomcraft 2 votes

Someone somehow gained access to my system and ran malicious software off of it

I run game servers off of my Ubuntu 12.04 dedicated server and I just got home from work to find out that someone somehow gained access to my dedi, ran a malicious gameserver from it that installed a ...

server ssh games security  
asked by 404UserNotFound 2 votes

Dell XPS 13 2015 QHD black screen with linux

On my XPS 13 QHD the laptop screen goes black after a couple of seconds (but this may vary) at the linux login window (The OS still works, only no screen), same thing happens with a linux live USB. I ...

asked by Matteo Caffini 2 votes
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