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How can I create a non-login user?

I'd like to create a user and a group both called subversion on a RHEL 5 system. I looked at the man page for useradd and I guess the command would be just be... useradd subversion However, not ...
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Disable iPhone Yahoo contacts sync

Every time I plug in my iPhone, iTunes pops up a dialog asking for sync with Yahoo contacts. after I cancel, it pops up again, for 4-5 more times. But the 'Sync Yahoo!Address Book contacts' option is ...
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Disable window always-on-top

Is there a handy powertoy-like program I can use to kill the always-on-top mode of the most bothersome windows? Too bad that the programs I find useful and like to co-exist with other open programs ...
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Disable Hyperthreading in the Windows 7 registry

Some bios's Do Not have the option to disable Hyperthreading of the CPU, it there a way to disable it in the Windows 7 Registry? Or a tool or software? I know about msconfig boot tab (advanced ...
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Why does Notepad++ disable the HexEditor plugin

Notepad++ is a great editor... the Regular Expression facility is stunted, but I can live with that. It is ok for most find/replace situations, and for the occasional others I'll just hop across to ...
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Disable VPN for a given process/application

I'm using a constant VPN connection for privacy purposes. (I hate the laws, all the logging nowadays). But when it comes to gaming, I don't really need encryption/hiding at all. I'd like to disable ...
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How do I remove Lenovo Veriface from the login screen?

I have a Lenovo laptop which came preloaded with Windows 7. Every time I start the computer and get to the Windows log-in screen (where you enter the user password) I get a message about Veriface ...
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How to disable Winamp agent in the taskbar?

I remember the days when I could right click on the Winamp icon in the Windows taskbar, and select "Disable Winamp Agent", and it would actually disable and not appear again. This no longer seems to ...
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Disable or sleep secondary hard drive in Macbook

I've done some quick Googling but didn't find an answer. I've put an SSD in my Macbook, and at the same time moved the original hard drive to the optical drive bay. I'm running the OS and most of my ...
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Can I disable OS X Lion Autosave and Versions?

In OS X Lion, there is a new feature which provides auto-saving and versioning functionality. I would like to disable this functionality - I just don't want it. I have a workflow that involves my ...
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Disable Folder Options in Windows XP, Vista or 7

As an administrator, can I disable the folder options in the control panel for other accounts than mine? Whats the possible way of doing this?
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Linux command line to turn off proxy

Can you show me the command line to turn off proxy when I am using the command line terminal in Ubuntu?
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How to disable Bluetooth auto-answer on Windows 7?

When my BlackBerry 9630 is connected via Bluetooth to my Dell desktop running Windows 7 x64 there are a bunch of Bluetooth services enabled on Windows: Advanced Audio BB Bypass service BB Desktop ...
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How to disable NCQ?

Is it possible to disable NCQ (Native Command Queuing) in Windows? Note: NCQ is a feature of AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface), a standard that applies to SATA drives. The reason one might ...
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How can I disable the CTRL-ALT-DEL key combination completely on XP/Vista/7?

I have been googling extensively to figure this out, and nobody seems to be able to give a direct answer. Let me start by saying that I'm NOT talking about requiring CTRL-ALT-DEL to enter logon ...
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Is there any way to reset the SMART data of hard disks?

I want to reset the "worst" case of the SMART's read error rate (currently at 100/max). The reason is simple: I don't want to be hassled by (1) the "press F1 to continue" for the error message at ...
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Disable .NET in windows XP without deleting it?

I want to disable all .net come with windows but without uninstalling it. There is aspnet_regiis.exe -u for some version, but how can I disable all versions and then re enable them? Also, how can I ...
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How to disable Microsoft eHome MCIR Keyboard and company?

I'm and unlucky owner of and Acer 7720G laptop which, like many in its category, has receiver for a proprietary infra red remote control device (which I did not receive with my laptop!) . Now my ...
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“windows is searching for a solution” popup box

when a program crashes in windows 7 there is a popup box that happens: "Windows is searching for a solution to this problem" It never finds a solution and I have to waste a click closing it. As I am ...
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What is Mobsync.exe? Assuming I don't need it, can I disable it in Windows 7 without ill side effect?

I'm running Windows 7. Occasionally when I resume my computer from standby, it seems to wait 20-30 seconds or so before giving me full control back. In an attempt to diagnose why, I've been watching ...
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How to disable Autoplay events for a specific device?

I have this USB microphone, and I usually keep it connected to my Windows XP box for recording, but since there are not too many USB ports on it, I sometimes have to disconnect it to use the port for ...
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Disable 302 Redirects in Firefox

I need to temporarily disable 302 redirects in Firefox. How can I do this? I tried going to tools>options>advanced>general>checkmark warn me when sites try to redirect or reload the page, but that ...
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How to disable broadcast messages on my linux session?

I get every 10 min many broadcast messages (maybe by other user). How can I disable those broadcast messages, in order to not see them on my screen?
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How can Win+P be disabled in Windows 7?

I have already disabled the Win-key hotkeys with NoWinKeys as well as the Win+Arrow keys in the DWM. However Win+P, the hotkey for the projector settings (which I don’t use anyway because I have a ...
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Disable streaming of Video and audio on a Linksys WRTP54G Router

Is there a way to disable a Linksys WRTP54G router so that users CAN NOT stream audio or video. I only want them to be able to send/receive emails and upload or download pictures within emails.
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How do I disable animations in Preview in Lion?

For example, open up a pdf and set view to two pages and hit arrow key up/down. Is there a way to get rid of the animation? Preview feels really snappy and fast, and to have animations like that just ...
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Can I disable USB Ports outside of the BIOS?

Is it possible to disable a computer's USB ports outside of the machine's BIOS if the BIOS does not offer the option to disable the USB ports? Could this possibly be accomplished via a terminal ...
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How do I disable my encrypted /home/?

I need to disable my encrypted home directory because it prevents me from logging in with my fingerprint scanner when I first boot up. I'm running kubuntu 9.10. How do I do this? Also, how would I ...
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How Do I Disable “Bluetooth Headset and Handsfree Profiles” on Sony Vaio? So I Can Use Multiconnection Mode for LG HBS-700

I have recently purchased a LG HBS-700 Bluetooth Stereo Headset. It comes with a multi-connection mode so that two devices can be connected to the headset at the same time. However, both devices ...
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How to disable “back” button on my mouse?

I have bought Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000. It's working just as I want it except that "back" button on the left side. I constantly hit it with the thumb and browser goes back. I am not ...
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How can I disable the mouse scroll wheel in Windows Vista

In Windows Vista, I have tried to set the setting 'the following number of lines at a time' to zero. I assumed my scroll wheel would not scroll anymore. But it still works. I'm trying to disable the ...
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Computer has all services disabled after running Avast Boot Scan

I was trying out the antivirus program Avast and I ran the boot time scan feature, where it scans your computer during the boot process, before viruses have a chance to initialize. A couple of files ...
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Disabling a USB flash drive from being used to boot

Is there a way to make a USB flash drive not detected on a reboot, to avoid the PC trying to use it to boot from? Assuming you only have control over the flash drive and are not administering the PC. ...
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Disabling the internal microphone of a Laptop

My laptop is an Alienware m5500 with Windows Vista 32 Bit and it has a built-in mic. The issue with this is that I have an external mic that I need to use. Whenever I try to use Skype or Ventrilo it ...
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Fedora 12 - login panel: disable automatic login

I have just replaced my FC11 by the FC12. To put skype up and running I used autoten and choose to not have the automatic login enable. After running it the skype was working nicely. However the next ...
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Windows 7 builtin Backup and Restore - cannot turn off

Windows 7 Home Premium, service pack 1. I recently turned on the builtin Backup and Restore facility, pointing it at an external USB drive (500GB) I'd bought for the purpose. Now, I can't unmount the ...
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Permanently Disable Dell Latitude 2120 Touchscreen in X.org Upon Start-up and Suspend/Restore

In the spirit of full disclosure, below is the background, tl;dr: I am running Lubuntu Oneiric and I want to disable my borked touchscreen, running it on X.org start-up works but suspending the system ...
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Disable Microsoft ehome IR Transceiver in Windows 7

I need to disable the IR receiver device on my Fujitsu Amilo xi3650 laptop. Its running Windows 7 Pro. Its picking up IR signals intended for a separate HTPC running Windows 7 HP. In device manager ...
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Disabling or removing a crypto partition

I accidentally created a crypto partition on a Debian server I recently installed. When I reboot the server I have to enter the passphrase to manually get the server into the right runlevel. Is ...
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Disabling an (/dev/inputX) input device on Ubuntu(/Linux)

My story: I have a laptop with a touchscreen, which is a bit faulty. It jumps the cursor occasionally to one point of the screen. It's annoying, but I managed to find the correct input. ...
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Is it possible to permanently disable internet access under Ubuntu?

I have to find a way to finish a horribly boring thesis and I'm a huge procrastinator and easily distracted. A very useful trick was going to the library with an old laptop of mine with Ubuntu 11.04, ...
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Disabling keys from a T60 thinkpad laptop

I have two keys in the keyboard that are not useful for me (the page back and page forward by the arrow keys - I press them accidentally - which is NOT fun). Is there a way to disable these keys ?
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Disable automatic grammar correction for all sticky notes permanently on Leopard

I'm always bored by the automatic grammar correction because I use Italian and English in the same notes, does someone know a way to avoid every time to deselect this option?
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How to uninstall/turn off Microsoft Groove 2007

I'm a college student and purchased the Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007 cd for $60. All I really wanted was word/powerpoint/excel/outlook, but it installs about a half dozen other office products in ...
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Temporarily Disable Keyboard

hey there are times when i need to disable my keyboard for a while to avoid unnecessary keystrokes which are quite likely to happen... like we can disable touch-pad of most lap-top then enable it ...
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Disable automatic fsck_exfat on dirty volume mount in Mac OSX

I've several large hard disks formatted in exFAT to keep clean compatibility between Win7/Bootcamp and Snow Leopard. Here's the problem: fsck_exfat needs something like 6-8gb of RAM to complete on a ...
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How to disable USB mass storage for normal user accounts?

How do I disable the USB mass storage only on a user account? It should be enabled on an Administrator's account.
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Disable laptops built-in keyboard [duplicate]

I have bought a new keyboard that I would like to use instead of the built-in keyboard, but I'm not able to disable the keyboard. The "Disable" button is disabled in Device Manager, and the BIOS ...
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Disable SSD in ASUS 900 running Ubuntu 9.10

Recently I managed to completely mess up my ASUS 900, but I have no immediate desire to upgrade since it's only my travel laptop (and I'm waiting for a few months to see if anything interesting comes ...
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Mac — disable “You have forced [appname] to quit” popup?

I don't want to see that popup anymore. I could not care less if it transmits my data or not. But I don't want to see the popup whenever I kill the app. Is there any way to disable it?