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How to install workrave on a Debian based distro?

I wanted to install an application to prevent repetitive strain injury. I tried workrave, but it does not install. I do not know how to compile the source. Is it possible to do something about it?
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install GNU m4 1.4 or later on OSX

I'm interested to install GNU m4 1.4 or later into /usr/bin/, I installed Homebrew, like this, ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/mxcl/homebrew/go)", to be able to insall bfgminer, but when ...
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Windows 8 “Device Setup” process stuck without further progress

After plugging-in of an USB device, standard window with progress bar appears. The problem I experience is that it gets stuck at certain progress and doesn't continue no matter how long I wait. ...
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How can I install USB Prober from the Developer SDK on Mac OS X?

I've tried to do some research to figure this out, and per this Technical Q&A: USB Prober is installed as part of the Developer SDK installation. If the Developer SDK has been installed, then ...
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Cannot install Kali linux

I am trying to install kali linux. My laptop is 64bit. I am trying to use bootable usb drive. It is giving me this error saying "An installation step failed, You can run the failing item again from ...
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Installing Linux on a 2008 MacBook from Linux via a USB flash drive

I’m using a black MacBook from around 2008. The Mac OS X installed on the system no longer starts; I get a grey screen without being able to get to the actual desktop. I was able to create a live USB ...
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GitHub for Windows Install Error

I'm trying to install the GitHub for Windows that I downloaded from the GitHub site. However, I get the following error message: Application cannot be started. Contact the application vendor. ...
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How to install windows 8.1 using OEM provided install.wim and boot.wim

Unfortunately, recently, my C drive got corrupted and I had to format the whole partition and reinstall the untouched windows 8. There are 2 recovery partition in my laptop which includes install.wim ...
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How do I install PyMOL on 64 bit Windows 7 SP1?

I would like to install PyMOL on my PC. I un-installed it yesterday because I previously installed python 2.7.9 via Python(x,y) while my PyMOL installation (which I installed months ago so I'm afraid ...
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Notepad++ Installation Error

When installing Notepad++ on Windows 7 64-bit, I receive this error: Error opening file for writing: C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\langs.model.xml Click Abort to stop the installation, Retry to ...
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how to install windows 8 x64 from the dreamspark windows 8 32/64 ISO?

I am a student and I have a Dreamspark account. I have an x64 laptop so I downloaded Windows 8 Professional 32/64 from their site (there was no other version only for x64). After I install the OS, I ...
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Installing Windows 7, But don't know wifi driver [duplicate]

I'm looking to reinstall Windows 7, because I have a older computer which will run Ubuntu instead of this one. However, when reinstalling I haven't got wifi, because I need the adapter/driver. so I've ...
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IIS 7 fails to install on Windows 7, despite attempts at Windows Fix It tool, removal/reinstallation of .NET 3.5, etc

I'm not exactly the first person to run into issues getting IIS 7 to install on a Windows 7 machine, but so far, nothing has really managed to fix the problem. When I try to install IIS 7, I get this ...
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How do I install Wget for Windows?

I downloaded Wget from here, and got a file named wget-latest.tar.gz, dated 22-Sep-2009. I saved it into one of the folders on my D: drive and unzipped it. I read through the READ ME file, but didn't ...
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Homebrew Cask vs using dmg

Just wondering what the difference/advantage is between using Homebrew/Casks vs downloading the dmg file and moving the application onto the hard drive? I understand the original Homebrew is often ...
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Why do I get the error 'bash: ./install.sh: No such file or directory' when installing printer driver on openSUSE?

I am attempting to install a Canon MX340 driver on my machine which runs openSUSE 13.1. When I tried to configure my printer, the driver was not found. I went to the Canon website, found my printer ...
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How to manually install and set up server jre in /usr/lib/jvm?

I would like to install a second jvm on a debian system. However, I can't just do sudo apt-get install opend-jdk-xyz because I don't want to overwrite any global jvm settings. Instead I would like to ...
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How to run gnuradio3.7.3 built using cmake

I installed gnu radio from this site: http://gnuradio.org/redmine/news/35 i did it using cmake make make install this installation created 5 directories: bin, etc, include, lib, share And ...
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How can I duplicate my Linux environment if I am migrating to different hardware?

I currently have packages, modules, settings, etc. for Eclipse, MySQL, Python, Firefox, etc. set up on Kubuntu. I have also optimally configured Kubuntu for my needs. I would like to duplicate my ...
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Java 8 installation doesn't yield the correct javac version

I am using Mac version 10.9.5. I had a pre-existing JDK 7 installation (1.7.0_51). I decided to install try out Java 8 and downloaded the latest JDK (jdk-8u25-macosx-x64.dmg) from Oracle site. Next, ...
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Java issue (nonexistent Java Runtime)

I'm currently having an issue with playing Minecraft. I played Minecraft perfectly before I had an issue with my computer. Now when I open the minecraft.exe file (or try to open Java itself from the ...
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Can I install windows using a virtual disk drive?

I have a downloaded disk image for the windows server operating system that I want to put on a new harddrive. I don't currently have a dvd or usb stick available so i'm trying to do without. Will ...
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JDK 8u31 Not Installing on Windows 10 Preview

I'm trying out the Windows 10 Preview on my computer, and I tried to install Java and the JDK. Java installed fine from Java.com, but intalling the JDK from the JDK8 Download Page gave me the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 installer doesn't show existing partitions

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7. I have a 500 GB hard disk split into 3 partitions. I am installing Ubuntu from a live USB drive. But I am stuck at the "Installation type" ...
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Clean reinstall SQL Server Management Studio

I am on Windows 8.1, Professional edition. I installed SQL Server Management Studio 2012 x64 and everything worked well. I installed Visual Studio 2013 and everything worked well. Then, I installed ...
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How to install “elastix: a toolbox for rigid and nonrigid registration of images” in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)

I have downloaded Mac OS X 64 bit binaries for Elastix and tried to run ./elastix in Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite): $ cd elastix_macosx64_v4.7 $ tree . ├── CopyrightElastix.txt ├── bin │   ├── elastix │  ...
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Enable android sdk for all windows users

I installed Android SDK to my Windows 8.1 PC and selected "install for this user only". On that moment, i had only one user using my PC. Now, i added a new user for my PC and i want to enable sdk for ...
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How to add extra packages to Ubuntu install CD using kickstart

I used kickstart to automate Ubuntu12.04 alternate iso installation. I am able to automate the installation. Now I want to install some extra packages such as teamviewer during OS installation. But ...
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Chrome -Error Installation Failed. Google chrome installer failed to start

I unexpectedly uninstalled or removed chrome from my netbook. Netbook has following specifications: 1 gb ram 1.50 Ghz CPU windows 7 starter, service pack 1 By mistake I have removed chrome from ...
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Update to Chrome 36, black screen, no address bar, can't uninstall

I just updated to the latest (as of 7/18/14) Chrome, version 36 and when I relaunched the browser, it's just the window frame and a black screen. It seems like a page (google.com) is loaded but it's ...
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Live usb windows xp

I want to create a bootable usb that contains windows xp.I dont want to install it , i just want to boot it, but i have couple of problems. I tried to create live usb from full windows xp file (the ...
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Installation of Expect on Windows 7 64-bit fails with “not found in the archives”

Downloaded ActiveTcl from http://www.activestate.com/activetcl/downloads/ Installed ActiveTcl at c:/Tcl/ Go to Bin directory in command prompt (Start > Run > cmd > cd c:\Tcl\bin) To install Expect, I ...
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Changing default Java Runtime Environment from 1.8 to 1.7

I'm currently trying to change the default JRE on my computer from 8 to 7. I was attempting to fix a glitch involving the game Minecraft by updating to the JRE8 beta build, but it seems like that ...
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LinuxMint 17.1 / Ubuntu 14.10 get stuck on reboot after install in VirtualBox

Trying to install LinuxMint 17.1 / Ubuntu 14.10 and it is getting stuck on the reboot phase after I install it in VirtualBox 4.3.20 r96997. How can I get this fixed?
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Failing to install PY2NEO

I am trying to install py2neo on a CentOS server. It fails with the following message: File "setup.py", line 29, in <module> from py2neo import __author__, __email__, __license__, __package__, ...
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Chrome installer error 102

Whenever I try to install Chrome, I get installer error 102. (It downloads successfully, though.) I'm using this installer from here. An earlier version of Chrome installed and updated OK a long, ...
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If I want to change the binaries of a Windows Service, do I need to reinstall it, or can I just restart it?

I will occasionally need to update a service on a Windows machine. I currently have admin access, but wont in the future. I've done some quick testing and found that it still manages to work if I just ...
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How to use batch file to do X if it's ran on a laptop?

How do I write a batch file to do different things based on whether it is ran on a desktop vs. laptop? E.g. if on desktop, install x. If on laptop, skip x and install y instead. Edit: Windows 7 ...
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Installing CentOS from bootUSB with two ISO files

I want to install CentOS upon Windows 8(dual boot) replacing Ubuntu 11.04. I have two ISO files (dvd1 and dvd2). Suggest me ways to install the OS from USB. I tried using Unetbootin but it is not ...
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How to install linux mint 17.1 to encrypted raid 0 array

I just got a new SSD and I wanted to install Linux Mint 17.1 to a raid 0 array of SSDs. I also want the array to be encrypted. I tried the following guide and got mdadm to setup a software array and ...
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Download osx from the app store without installing it

I'd like to know, if I download mac osx from the app store, will it install it ? I just want the dmg file. Don't want to install it... Thanks and sorry for my bad english.
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Differences in the Windows installaiton startup methods?

I'm trying to completely reinstall my computer incuding format of HDD. Since there are problems with boot from USB in my computer, I tried to run Windows normally and click on USB device and run ...
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Win7 install keeps saying it needs drivers for the SATA controller, even after it finds the drives

I'm trying to reinstall Windows 7x64 Pro on an HP z620 workstation. I have a USB drive created for it, and when booted to it, the Win installer tells me that I need to install drivers for the SATA ...
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How to get latest version of git?

I am running ubuntu 14.04 LTS, need to install git 1.9.5 or above. I did sudo apt-get install git then ran git --version and it shows I currently have 1.9.1 installed. Git download url shows latest ...
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Edubuntu stuck on installation

I've had this problem using multiple discs on multiple drives on this one computer. I'm trying to install edubuntu 12.04 on an old desktop. It boots to the disk, I select english and then "install ...
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How to stop programs from opening my browser?

How do you prevent programs from obnoxiously opening the browser on their own accord? It's unbelievable that programs/developers feel so entitled as to A.) open another program on one's computer, and ...
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How do I find out which GCC toolchain is installed?

I would like to debug my embedded target with Insight debugger. The debugging host is Xubuntu 64bit, the debugging target is an ARM Cortex-M4 connected through a JTAG debugger. According to this ...
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How Do I Allow A Standard User to Install Programs?

Yes, I realize that defeats the purpose of standard user. But here is the situation. A friend of mine wants to set up time limits for his home schooled son, and his son needs to be a standard user in ...
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How to install older versions of Internet Explorer?

I currently have Internet Explorer 11 installed, but I need Version 8 or 7 for some onlinework. Do I have to uninstall Internet Explorer 11 prior to installing 8 or 7?
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wine msi installation issue - err:msidb, fixme:storage

I am trying to do stuff with vpython. vpython.org suggests I do a wine installation and then try to install the vpython stuff as per the instruction mentioned here But the issue is with wine when ...