YUMI/Universal USB Installer/UNetbootin can’t progress while trying to create live Ubuntu USB with persistent storage?

Windows 10 so I can’t use any methods that require Linux.

First attempt with YUMI, formatted USB to Fat32 with 4096MB allocated for persistent storage. Process was quick, but it’s not enough space, so I’ve tried with to format to NTFS with 20480MB allocated for storage. All YUMI/Universal hang while “creating a persistent file.” It’s been an hour. I’m trying to use an Ubuntu 18.04 desktop ISO.

htaccess can’t force ‘friendly’ url

I have a small php mvc framework which runs on a droplet that uses ubuntu and i’m trying to make all the urls ‘friendly’. From:

index.php?u=controller/method/param 

To:

controller/method/param 

For that i’m using this .htaccess code:

Options -MultiViews RewriteEngine on  RewriteBase / RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !.*\.(ico|gif|jpg|jpeg|png|js|css) RewriteRule ^([^?]*) index.php?u=$  1 [L,QSA] 

With this i can make the url friendly but the unfriendly url is still there. Therefore i can access the same content both ways:

index.php?u=controller/method/param same as controller/method/param 

How do i force the url to always be friendly? No more index.php?u=?

Thank you!

Missing dependencies can’t be installed

I have a Dell Inspiron R17 N7110 (Laptop) running a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04.2.

At startup, I get this message telling me some packages might have missing dependencies.

Missing Dependencies popup screenshot

So I ran sudo apt --fix-broken install and this is the output:

christopher@csubuntu:~$   sudo apt --fix-broken install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree        Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:   lib32gcc1 libc6-i386 libllvm7 Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them. The following additional packages will be installed:   libnvidia-gl-390 libnvidia-gl-390:i386 The following NEW packages will be installed:   libnvidia-gl-390 libnvidia-gl-390:i386 0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 7 not upgraded. 3 not fully installed or removed. Need to get 0 B/29.2 MB of archives. After this operation, 147 MB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y (Reading database ... 214625 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../libnvidia-gl-390_390.116-0ubuntu0.18.04.1_i386.deb ... diversion of /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libGL.so.1 to /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libGL.so.1.distrib by nvidia-340 dpkg-divert: error: mismatch on package   when removing 'diversion of /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libGL.so.1 by libnvidia-gl-390'   found 'diversion of /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libGL.so.1 to /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libGL.so.1.distrib by nvidia-340' dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/libnvidia-gl-390_390.116-0ubuntu0.18.04.1_i386.deb (--unpack):  new libnvidia-gl-390:i386 package pre-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 2 Preparing to unpack .../libnvidia-gl-390_390.116-0ubuntu0.18.04.1_amd64.deb ... diversion of /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libGL.so.1 to /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libGL.so.1.distrib by nvidia-340 dpkg-divert: error: mismatch on package   when removing 'diversion of /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libGL.so.1 by libnvidia-gl-390'   found 'diversion of /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libGL.so.1 to /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libGL.so.1.distrib by nvidia-340' dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/libnvidia-gl-390_390.116-0ubuntu0.18.04.1_amd64.deb (--unpack):  new libnvidia-gl-390:amd64 package pre-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 2 Errors were encountered while processing:  /var/cache/apt/archives/libnvidia-gl-390_390.116-0ubuntu0.18.04.1_i386.deb  /var/cache/apt/archives/libnvidia-gl-390_390.116-0ubuntu0.18.04.1_amd64.deb E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) 

It left the .deb files in /var/cache/apt/archives/, so I tried installing them manually from there. That did nothing.

The store After clicking the install button it shows the installing bar at 0%, 100%, 0%, 5%, 68%, and then reverts to the install button as if it weren’t installed.

Thanks in advance.

DNS Server on Ubuntu can’t find google.com: REFUSED

Good day,

I have been trying out this webhosting tutorial from udemy. I am still pretty new to it so I have been trying to follow the tutorial and understand it. I followed the tutorial word for word and when it comes to this part when we needed to do a nslookup for the server we set up earlier, the tutorial is able to return results. However, mine showed me **server can’t find google.com: REFUSED.

As this tutorial was a few years back, I tried downloading the earlier version of ubuntu(14.04, previous was 18.xx) and redid everything again. However, the same thing pops up.

I tried disabling my firewall to run the program as I read from somewhere else that it might be due to that, but even that didn’t helped. Please see below for my zone/reverse zone files.

ZONE

; ; BIND data file for local loopback interface ; $  TTL    604800 @       IN      SOA     ns1.example.com. hostmaster.example.com. (                               3         ; Serial                          604800         ; Refresh                           86400         ; Retry                         2419200         ; Expire                          604800 )       ; Negative Cache TTL ;         IN      NS      ns1.example.com. ns1     IN      A       192.168.1.113 www     IN      A       192.168.1.113 

REVERSE ZONE

   ;     ; BIND reverse data file for local loopback interface     ;     $  TTL    604800     @       IN      SOA     ns1.example.com. hostmaster.example.com. (                                  2          ; Serial                              604800         ; Refresh                               86400         ; Retry                             2419200         ; Expire                              604800 )       ; Negative Cache TTL     ;     192.168.1.113   IN      NS      ns1.example.com.     192.168.1.113   IN      PTR     www.example.com 

NAMED.CONF.OPTIONS

options {         directory "/var/cache/bind";         recursion yes;         allow-recursion {trusted;};         listen-on{192.168.1.113;};         allow-transfer{none;};           forwarders {                 8.8.8.8;                 8.8.4.4;           };          dnssec-validation auto;          auth-nxdomain no;         listen-on-v6 { any; }; };  acl "trusted" {         0.0.0.0; }; 

BIND9

GNU nano 2.2.6           File: /etc/default/bind9                               # run resolvconf? RESOLVCONF=no  # startup options for the server OPTIONS="-u bind -4" 

Can’t change wallpaper – Xubuntu 18.04

I’m using Xubuntu 18.04 on my personal laptop, but I’m unable to change the wallpaper. I used to do it by right-clicking the desktop and then changing the desktop properties.

Now the right-click does not work (nothing happens When I open the system Settings, I can see all options but not “Desktop”. Even when I open “Appearance” no tab relates to changing the wallpaper.

I’m wondering if I had changed or uninstalled some module that related to the Desktop configuration.

Any clues?

What’s the difference between a monster that can’t speak and a monster that doesn’t speak?

In their languages section of stats for some monsters, the wording sometimes says “can’t speak” and sometimes says “doesn’t speak.”

What functional difference is there between these two wordings?

Examples of creatures that use the “doesn’t” wording include, Invisible Stalker:

Languages Auran, Understands Common but doesn’t speak it.

Or Pidlwick II from Curse of Strahd:

Languages understands Common but doesn’t speak and can’t read or write


Or, for a more apples to apples comparison (apt, since both the creatures below are plants) :

a Tree Blight:

Languages understands Common and Druidic but doesn’t speak

versus a Twig Blight:

Languages Common understands but can’t speak