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Error when to run rsync

Dear all,

I am beginner in ubuntu coding.But i need to install a software using ubuntu. I try apply code provide by the software developer like below:

sudo rsync -avz --delete radsuser@rads.tudelft.nl::rads/code .

after run this code, should be ask password but appear error like this:

rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(764) [Receiver=3.0.9]

Can anyone help me what the problem....

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Trying to get my server setup?

Hi everyone

We recently purchased a dedicated server from 1&1 hosting, we were kind of surprised when all we got was a command prompt but I am willing to work through it.

We are running Ubuntu server 14, i was able to establish a Putty session with the server. I am trying to install a GUI for the server (Yes I am aware the server does not need a GUI for most server tasks) but this server will be running a GUI driven automation software. Honestly it would just make life easier

I did install the KDE desktop however it is not starting, can someone help

Login blocked now that .profile file has been edited changed for PATH...

I wanted to add a new path, so edited the .profile text that is stored (hidden file) in my home directory.
Since editing it and saving, logging out, I can't now log back in: my password is reognised but it takes me back to the log in.

I just wish to change the .profile back to how it was originally, but to do this I need access to the home directory of my administratory account.

How can I edit this?

I can still log in as guest.
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I've found similar threads but none solve my problem.


Setting manually the monitor / TV which is connected to Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a new system (Intel NUC) which I want to use as a new media player and connected this via HDMI to my Harman Kardon and this connects to my 42 inch Panasonic TH-42PY70.
If I look at the display settings while having the TV on, I see that this is recognized as a 47 Inch Panasonic, but the resolution of 1920 x 1080 is OK.

The problem occurs when I did not use my amplifier / TV for a while and try to connect to this system by TeamViewer.
After first having no clue and being unable to connect to this system remotely I found that the issue is that the display / monitor settings are lost / cannot be found by the TeamViewer process and thus it is not opening a display for me ( it tries to connect, but never gives me a visual x environment).


In the bad old days there was DOS where I could type commands for hours while the computer chuckled and said I know what you want to do but you can’t make me do it.
Then a miracle, Point and Click, Plug and Play. (and the sport of Windows Bashing) I can use a computer !!!!!! Years pass and I try Ubuntu. Wonders, can’t install driver. I read the boards, download programs, type lines of hieroglyphics while the computer chuckles and says I know what you want to do but you can’t make me do it. Aaaahhhh, progress

root pwd for ubuntu 14.04

Just installed ubu 14.04, but don't know the root password - I'm trying to install tor

- I don't remember supplying any password on installation other that that for my login.

Also, I installed ubu on a machine running windows 7 pro, but windows boot option doesn't work. Although everything is double-backed up, I don't want to start from the beginning.

Any ideas?

Drive permissions

I just wiped my Windoze partition (it was an old and incomplete installation of Windoze) and formatted it ext4 (using GPartEd). However, when I attempted to use the drive, I found the permissions were set to Root Only.

Using Nautilus, I managed to move the files I wanted onto the drive. Now those files are locked. (Yes, I can use Nautilus to move them back... but that means I still do not have that extra drive space available to me.)

What did I do wrong? What could I do differently? How do I use this drive partition?

Getting Permissions

Can someone tell me how to get permissions. Or is it root permissions?

Thank you.

Anonymous Browsing

Is there a anonymous browser that works with Unbunt 13.10?

Thank you.

Booting from an internal 2nd drive

I downloaded a copy of Ubuntu 13.10 on a second internal empty drive.
The HP has a Pentium4 with plenty of ram. The problem begins with the fact
the 2006 computer is running 2003 xp pro OS & is not genuine so the media player does not work properly. I am trying to make a switch over and no longer use XP.
Like I said it was downloaded to a second drive and opened many files from the way
it came but I can't get it to boot up either in windows formatted D drive or changing the jumper settings on the second drive. All I get is a message it needs a boot file. I have successfully put the same OS version on another PC, so I am not sure if the problem stems from Windows media/sound/non genuine mess or if I needs some other driver...booting mechanism. My DVD Rom reads CDs (no sound) but I am not sure if it burns them. I bought a copy of 13.10 from a local computer store.

Help! I can't get Ubuntu to boot up on my Dell Windows computer!

I have a Dell Inspiron 3520 laptop with Windows 8 installed and have installed Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop AMD64. When I reboot it allows me to choose Ubuntu but will not load.

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Just saying "Hello"

Hello my new Linux friends. I finally got my Ubuntu loaded onto my notebook, thanks to you. Have a lot to learn in the next few days. Been using several tutorials so far. I still have another PC running Windows 7 (my wife's PC) so I still had access to the internet while I was working on this one. Hope all have a good day...and stay out of the cold.

Pangolin - Update, Clean - Boot to CLI - GUI missing

In Tuesday Januaty 7, 2014 ... I:

Purge Unity Lens with:
* sudo apt-get purge unity-lens-video unity-lens-music

... and remove Zeitgeist with:
* sudo apt-get remove python-zeitgeist zeitgeist-core zeitgeist-datahub

after that, in order to upgrade my VGA, which is INTEL (I used Compaq CQ40-328TU lappie) ... I use the instruction from https://wiki.ubuntu.com

Intel Graphic section.
For Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, you'll need to update your mesa stack using the x-updates PPA.
On the command line (as root), run

apt-add-repository ppa:glasen/intel-driver
apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-lts-quantal xserver-xorg-lts-quantal libgl1-mesa-glx-lts-quantal
apt-get update
apt-get -y dist-upgrade
glxinfo | grep "OpenGL version" # verify you have mesia 9.1.6
Then log out and back in, or reboot.

In Wednesday, January 08, 2014
I do a "System Update" and reboot
And clean the "Janitor" by using "Ubuntu Tweak"

Need some help with installing Ubuntu.

Been trying to install Ubuntu on my notebook. Have tried 4 times and each time it stops the installation when it is "retrieving files", usually around file 18 of 38. Any assistance will be much appreciated. I'm a newbie, so please no high-tech answers that will be greek to me.

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