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How do you find the Ubuntu version (release number / name) from the command line?

How do you find the Ubuntu version (release number / name) from the command line?
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Sendmail replacement on a home debian machine

Once in a while I'd like to report a bug using Debian reportbug facility... or use other programs which assume working sendmail. However I'd rather like not to install any mail server on a home ...
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Kopete to work with GTalk

How can I get Kopete to connect to gtalk? I entered my username as blah@gmail.com and the gmail password but it stays offline.
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Amarok refuses to play *.ogg files

After recent upgrade to Amarok 2.1 it refuses to play *.ogg files. When I hit play, it blinks for a second and stops. No sound is generated. *.mp3 do play (although they stop after one song - see my ...
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Amaroks stops playing after one song

After upgrading amarok to 2.1 in Debian unstable last week, I noticed that it stops playing after the selected song. I have to click play to play the next one. The old version (1.4 something if I ...
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Personal wiki in my home network - how do I secure it?

I'd like to dedicate a low-power Debian/Ubuntu box to set up a personal wiki (namely Instiki) on it. The information I'm looking to store in it will obviously be of a very confidential nature; anyone ...
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How do I set up auto-login on debian (lenny)?

I'm trying to set-up a barebones installation of lenny that boots straight into a saved xfce session, with no login prompt. Also I'd rater not install gdm (which pulls in a bunch of dependecies) or ...
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Find what package a file belongs to in Ubuntu/Debian?

I frequently find myself missing a program, man page, or other file when working on my Ubuntu 8.04 system. Is there any simple way to look up what package contains a given file (whether it is ...
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Packages in weird state

On my Debian system I seem to have a few packages in weird state. When I run upgrade, they are always to be intstalled: grzes:/home/ga# apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Full screen Flash slow in KDE 4

After upgrading my Debian unstable to Kde 4 a few months ago, the Flashplayer started to be very slow, especially in the full screen mode. Using Kde 3 I was able to watch full screen Youtube or ...
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How can I get my Mic working under Debian GNOME?

I recently installed GNOME onto my Debian web server (other PC died so I wanted a desktop). I'm a total Linux Desktop beginner, I managed to get Skype installed - but Linux appears to not like my ...
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Force consistent device naming on Debian Linux

I have a Debian (lenny) server with 9 sata disks. One disk is connected to the motherboard's sata controller. The others are connected to two PCI sata controllers (four disks each). The disk connected ...
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Anything like the Debian Package Manager for Windows? [closed]

I know that sounds a weird request. But I was installing a bunch of packages in Ubuntu yesterday, using apt-get and I started wondering if anyone had adapted it or produced anything similar for ...