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Short guide on how to install Oracle VirtualBox 5.2 on Ubuntu 16.04

These are the steps used to install Oracle VirtualBox.

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copy/paste adds newlines on paste?

Add to $HOME/.bashrc:

/bin/stty icrnl
export LESS=-XFR

Add to $HOME/.inputrc:

set enable-bracketed-paste on

Prefer less instead of more.

How to fix Xorg multi-touch issue with a finger resting on the clickpad? (Ubuntu 16.04)

By default Ubuntu 16.04 ships with a Xorg configuration which is using the Synaptics driver.

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Skype for Linux beta doesn’t add the repository public key to apt on Ubuntu

Use the bolded apt-key command to add the GPG public key.

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How to watch a video from your computer on a Google Cast device? (Ubuntu Linux)

1) Install smplayer (http://www.smplayer.info/en/downloads)

To install SMPlayer, just run these commands in a terminal:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rvm/smplayer
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install smplayer smplayer-themes smplayer-skins

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My samba configuration

Disable offloading for the network interface eth1:

# /sbin/ethtool -K eth1 tso off
# /sbin/ethtool -K eth1 gso off

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Change Adblock Plus key binding (ctrl+shift+v) in Firefox

Open about:config and edit extensions.adblockplus.sidebar_key

Can not use mate desktop with x2go on Ubuntu 16.04

Add the following to $HOME/.profile:

export GSETTINGS_SCHEMA_DIR=/usr/share/mate:/usr/local/share:/usr/share
export XDG_DATA_DIRS=/usr/share/mate:/usr/local/share:/usr/share

Can not use x2go single application mode on Ubuntu 16.04

# systemctl stop x2goserver

Add 'X2GO_NXAGENT_DEFAULT_OPTIONS=" -extension BIG-REQUESTS"' to /etc/x2go/x2goagent.options

# systemctl start x2goserver

Edit:

The error message for this problem was a bit vague:

Error: Failure reading from the peer proxy.
Error: Connection with remote peer broken.
Error: Please check the state of your network and retry.

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