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Panos Kostagiannis avatar
Can't record audio in Davinci Resolve
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I have downloaded the free version of Resolve 18.5 beta 4 and installed it on Ubuntu 23.10.Everything is working fine except the audio recording, there is no option in the sound settings to choose my inputs. I have a presonus usb 96 and a Corsair hs 80 usb headset with mic and they work fine in every other application.

Nvidia gpu drivers-rtx 3060 12G installed and i am on pipewire audio server us ...

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Estatistics avatar
find special characters in filenames and copy them into new folder. filenames may contain weird non ascii characters and special ones
cn flag

I like to copy all files with special character "|" in filenames (not the pipe one) into a folder. However, i have several problems cause filenames may include ascii and not ascii characters, single and double quotes, or special characters eg. *%& etc. Xargs prints errors when use -print0 and -0. If i dont use these, xargs says unmatched single quotes.

Dont know what to do.

find .  -type f -pri ...
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Ken Y-N avatar
Synchronise interface names attached to IP addresses between host Ubuntu and QEMU guest Ubuntu
cn flag

I've set up a second bridge on QEMU using a bridge named virbr1. In my host OS I have:

virbr1: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        inet  netmask  broadcast

In the guest I have:

enp10s0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
         inet  netmask  broadcast
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youv avatar
Koha installation from git
kr flag

Hi i am trying to install koha software in by ubuntu machine from koha git repository.

make test command fails which says koha-dev directory not found.I couldnot found the folder in my directory, the path ins mentioned in makefile also.

Koha's files have now been installed.

In order to use Koha's command-line batch jobs,
you should set the following environment variables:

export KOHA_CONF=/home/{you ...
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Ahmet Usta avatar
I can not update my Ubuntu 22.04 LTS OS
fj flag

I wrote all articles about this problem. But same result.


sudo apt update Hit:1 jammy InRelease Get:2 jammy-updates InRelease [119 kB]
Get:3 jammy-backports InRelease [108 kB]
Hit:4 stable InRelease
Hit:5 jammy InRelease

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Derrick Duckworth avatar
Touchpad two finger drag as middle click drag
mv flag

I'm using an apple magic trackpad 2 on a fresh install, everything works great gestures and all.

However in Blender behavior is quite different, two fingers zooms in and out when it should orbit the camera.

I believe what I need is for two finger drag to act as middle mouse drag.

Is it possible to customize input in this way? If so I would also customize three finger drag to “shift + middle mouse dra ...

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BlackRed avatar
I need a zenity progress bar using the output of shred
mx flag

I want to use the output of shred to make a progress bar with zenity.

My shred command looks like this.

sudo shred -vfn 1 /dev/sda

I am new to Linux. So I probably miss an obvious solution.

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Hossam Nabil avatar
How to Fix CVE-2023-2650- A Type Confusion Vulnerability in OpenSSL?
nl flag

The error message you seeing is indicating that my system has not been updated to the latest version of OpenSSL, which includes a fix for the CVE-2023-2650 vulnerability. how To fix this:

Hit:1 jammy InRelease                                                           
Hit:2 jammy-updates InRelease                                ...
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How to extract the contents of a tar file into an existing directory
cn flag

Please do not mistake this question with "how to untar a tar file into an existing directory". For this question there are already answers such as this one

What I am trying to do is to untar an tar.gz file but put the contents into a directory

The linked answer for example when you do it creates a folder (with the name of the tar file) and puts the contents inside the folder

What I want is to not create ...

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frankfalse avatar
How to solve problems arise from brutally switch off of a lubuntu distribution?
pg flag

I have a system with lubuntu 22.04 installed. The system must be switched off brutally without a software shutdown.

Sometimes when the system is switch on the bootstrap process is interrupted and lubuntu shows a screen with some options (recovery, UEFI Firmware, and so on).

Below I show a picture with this screen:
lubuntu boot option screen

Waiting for about 60 seconds the boot process resumes and completes successfully,  ...

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sudoer avatar
Ubuntu external SSD only boots on computer used to install
kh flag

I installed Ubuntu 23.04 Desktop with new installer from live USB onto my external SSD. There are only 3 partitions:

  • /boot/efi (FAT)
  • / (Ext4)
  • (another data partition as exFAT used as regular storage)

For the installation, I disabled boot and esp flags on my internal Windows SSD. Next, I choose "manual partition" and selected the bootloader to be installed on the external SSD. For all I have done, a ...

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mkiuchi avatar
cannot import sdl2.sdlgfx: ImportError: found [''], but it's not usable for the library SDL2_gfx
jo flag

I've succeeded to import sdl2.sdlgfx with the latest upstream release.

When I going to import sdl2.sdlgfx, it fails. If you succeed to import, please comment how to do this.

I tried like below.

$ python3
Python 3.11.2 (main, May 30 2023, 17:45:26) [GCC 12.2.0] on linux
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import sdl2.sdlgfx
/usr/lib/python3/dist-package ...
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Sofa avatar
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS prevent Logout
bo flag

is there a possibility to prevent user from logout. I use the system as a KIOSK device for Web Browsing and Information.

Thanks Sofa

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Shamininski avatar
ddrescue not starting after cancelling
mp flag

I used ddrescue to copy data from an about-to-fail hard drive to another clean drive. I had formatted the targetted drive and began the process successfully but later canceled it because I had to get out of the workplace. 

Long story short, I reformatted the target disk again and renamed, moved the to Trash file, restored it, and renamed it to the original name again, all in an at ...

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Pedroski avatar
After upgrading my little cloud server, my webpage won't start and phpmyadmin won't start
es flag

After running do-release-upgrade on my little cloud server, my webpage won't work and phpadmin will not start. Upgrade was from 20.04 Server to 22.04 Server. The upgrade ended successfully. I can ssh into the server

When I enter my webpage address, I see the contents of the index.php, but that's all.

 // don't forget the / before the file name!! VIP VIP VIP DO NOT FORGET THE /  ï¼ï¼
//inc ...
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shulnak09 avatar
Realtek Wifi-adapter not found on ubuntu 20.04 install
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I recently got a laptop (lenovo legion pro 5). After dual booting with linux 20.04.6 LTS, my system does not detect any wifi adapter. So, I followed the common steps that I mostly found for addressing wifi not found issue for realtek wifi-adapters on this forum as below:

sudo apt update 
sudo apt -y install git build-essential linux-headers-generic
git clone
cd ...
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mc3mcintyre avatar
How to upload and store attachment on MySQL database
gb flag

I'm somewhat skilled at making Microsoft Access databases, but not experienced with MySQL. I have a Access database project that I want to convert to a MySQL database with a Access frontend. Eventually, though, I want the frontend to be a web app, but I'm not that experienced yet.

Anyway, I installed a Ubuntu Server 22.04.2 with MySQL installed. I created a database with three tables so far.  ...

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Dale avatar
1 Port on a 10GB network controller is showing UNCLAIMED in Ubuntu 20.04
pn flag

So my 10GB card is up and one interface ens2f1 is working without issue. However the other interface is appearing as unclaimed. I installed the driver to get the card up origanlly, I can not seem to get it up. Any help would be appreciated.

# lshw -C network
  *-network:0 UNCLAIMED
       description: Ethernet controller
       product: 82599ES 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ Network Connection
       vendor:  ...
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REDHWAN avatar
gave up waiting for root file system device Ubuntu 20.04
ru flag

I had spent three days trying to fix this issue. I tried to follow these solutions. here, here and others but I could not fix this issue.

Some information about issue:

(initramfs) exit

Gave up waiting for root file system device. Common problems:

Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline)

Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?) Missing modules (cat /proc/modules; ls /dev)

ALERT! UUID=C025f430-2b2f ...
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GTAlex avatar
VMware player 17.0.2 - Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory
kr flag

Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS (kernel 5.19.0-46-generic)

vmplayer 17.0.2

error at startup VM: "Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory."

sudo vmware-modconfig --console --install-all

Starting VMware services:
Virtual machine monitor > failed Virtual machine communication interface > done VM communication interface socke ...

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SkiBum avatar
Mixed HDD sized using Raid5 and mdadm
cm flag

I currently have three 4TB HDDs in a raid 5 array using mdadm on Ubuntu 23.04. I only have 2 HDD open slots left. I am thinking about adding two 18TB HDD to my PC. Then combing the three 4 TB drives as a single volume resulting in 12 TB. Then making a 3 member Raid 5 out of the two 18TB HDD + the 12 TB volume. I know that will waste 6 TB on each of the two 18 TB HDD. That would result in 24 TB of  ...

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Lost_Ones avatar
CRYFS - I get issues, do people still use?
pk flag

I have been using cryfs and it seems to work, ok-ish. I frequently get this message after trying to unlock an encrypted folder.

"Deriving encryption key (this can take some time)...Killed" Have other users of cryfs ran into this issue? I have researched that this may be solved by deleting the /.local/share/cryfs, however this doesnt seem to be a fix as this error message is present frequently a ...

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causative avatar
No prompt to decrypt luks partition on boot
ng flag

Fresh install of Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS to a LUKS partition. When I boot, it never prompts me for my LUKS password, fails to load the system, and instead puts me at a command prompt. If I type

cryptsetup open /dev/nvme0n1p6 nvme0n1p6_crypt

at this prompt, and enter my password, and then exit, the system will then successfully boot. So LUKS is set up properly except that it's not prompting me for the passw ...

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Miaooo avatar
Ubuntu20.04 failed to install wine due to libc6 dependency issues
az flag

(I'm Chinese and I use translator to write this)

I use ubuntu 20.04

I refer to tutorial install wine.

It reported an error when I used the apt install command:

sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable

winehq-stable depends on wine-stable

wine-stable depends on libc6>=2.34 but ubuntu20.04 only provide libc6=2.31

I tried to change to a different wine version but ...

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superkid334 avatar
How can I get the RMW working?
pk flag

I keep getting this message below when trying to install ros2 humble. I have ubuntu 22.04LTS.

[ERROR] [1689111314.030165235] [rcl]: Error getting RMW implementation identifier / RMW implementation not installed (expected identifier of 'rmw_connext_cpp'), with error message 'failed to load shared library '' due to dlopen error: cannot open shared object fi ...
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Ahmed Khaldoon avatar
I removed KDE plasma desktop and stuck in a command screen
re flag

I am new to Linux. I have just installed Ubuntu and after removing the KDE plasma desktop and reboot the system. I am stuck in a black command screen. Not sure how to get to the default Ubuntu desktop screen.

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Saurabh avatar
Edit GVim's Desktop File to Launch with Custom Config
ng flag

I've created a config file for GVim, which located at $HOME/.config/vim/gvimrc. And in my .zshenv I have export VIMINIT='let $MYVIMRC="$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/vim/gvimrc" | source $MYVIMRC'

On running gvim from the terminal, the application launches and loads the configuration, but running GVim from the application launcher doesn't load the configuration.

I edited /usr/share/applications/gvim.desktop so that th ...

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Tekomo Nakama avatar
should i block all ping requests?
ma flag

My intention is seek for protection, no needed to be a server, so i whant to avoid all kinds of SSDP, i've found some codes and need to know if its enough or too much:

iptables -I INPUT 1 -p icmp -j DROP

iptables -I INPUT -p icmp --icmp-type 0 -j DROP 

iptables -I INPUT -p icmp --icmp-type 8 -j DROP

iptables -I INPUT -p icmp --icmp-type echo-reply -j DROP

iptables -I INPUT -p icmp --icmp-type e ...
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GlenPeterson avatar
Settings > Sound > Output > S/PDIF shows only stereo, despite being plugged into a 5.1 device
tj flag

I plugged an S/PDIF cable from my Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H-BK motherboard (Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790K processor) to a Denon AVR-S500BT. I get sound out of the 2 right and 2 left speakers, but it's just stereo. The System sound settings detects it as just stereo. How do I even tell which part of the chain of stuff is making it stereo and not 5.1?

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Sandy avatar
Installing k9s on Ubuntu
cu flag

I am using snap install k9s to install k9s on ubuntu. However, that installs a much older version 0.5.1 whereas the latest version is 0.27.4. Can Someone please help me in how to install the latest version or how to update this older version to latest. Thank you.

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