Ubuntu Linux

I‘m a new Ubutnu Linux user. I backup files to our corporate Unix backup server using the rsync command. The server only allow to upload/download files. I am unable to login to the server. How do change my password using the passwd command over ssh based session?


I‘ve build my own lighttpd .deb package and I do not want to upgrade it using the apt-get command. Also, I do not want to upgrade a few more packages such as php5-cgi, httpd and so on. How do I blacklist a package or packages so that when I run apt-get upgrade, it will ignore blacklisted packages and install the rest of updates under Debian or Ubuntu Linux server system?


I would like to install something from source code. The site says that I need to download it from git repository. How do I download a git repository under Debian / Ubuntu Linux?

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I‘m trying to run an application and getting the following error on screen:

error while loading shared libraries: libgobject-2.0.so.0

How do I fix this problem under Debian or Ubuntu 64 bit (amd64) Linux?


I‘ve the NetworkManager service is installed and started under Linux desktop. The applet is running. The NetworkManager can display available network hardware and wireless networks. But, I’m unable to add VPN support as the Add tab is greyed out. I need to use both PPTP and Cisco vpn clients. How do I fix this problem under Debian or Ubuntu Linux?


Problem is that every time I click something I get annoying sound from computer speaker. So I tried to disable or set new sound theme by visiting System > Preferences > Sound. The Sound Theme tab is greyed out. Sound itself is not working and I can only get annoying sound. How do I fix this problem under Debian or Ubuntu Linux gnome desktop system?

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How do I display information from /proc such as memory, Load average, uptime, page activity, context, disk status, interrupts using a shell or perl script?