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How to restore ubuntu backup?

I try to find a solution for my problem. I spent 3 days working, searching on this. My story: In 2010, i had installed ubuntu and windows 7. After half a year i made a backup with Acronis Boot CD, ...
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Java Runtime Environment on OpenSuse 12.1 - which one to choose?

I'm running OpenSUSE 12.1 and want to use Java Runtime enviroment v. 1.6. They ask for an ssh-key. Which package should I take: the proprietary or the open source one? How would you install it? Via ...
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Change the default aplication when I plug in an iPhone on Linux Mint

How can I change the default applications that start on my Linux Mint, when I plug in an iPhone? Currently, what is happening is that banshee starts in couple of instances & crushes. I basically ...
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Can I do a Master Boot Record fix with a Knoppix 6.1 CD? And How?

I lost the older Knoppix CD , and it seems the features are changing from one version to the next. I want to clear out the MBR (Master Boot Record), but I can't do it. (I am trying to to a windows re-...
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Using VMware Player to run Linux Distros via Flash Drive

I want to easily move multiple linux distros between my machines (Mac & Windows) via flash drive. Each machine will have VMware player installed to boot the OS rather than booting directly from ...
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linux + Backup & Restore tool for Blade IBM/HP machines

OUR target - Backup & restore tool that can be put on a PXE server so that a client can be booted via network: I hope that I ask the right question, there are allot of backup & restore tools ...
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Can I kill console-kit-dae process on Ubuntu?

top command shows 2 process of console-kit-dae each using 22% of memory. I would like to know why and if I can kill them?
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Converting PPT and XLS to TXT from Linux command line

I want to convert PowerPoint (.ppt) and Excel (.xls) files to a plain text format (.txt) from the command line on a server running Linux. The server does not have xorg or similar libraries installed, ...
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Is there a way to run django alongside a lampp stack?

I intend to move my webserver (ubuntu) from php to django. I have working php scripts, and have tested some django locally. Now I want to run both on my webserver, but following various tutorials for ...
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How to configure my ubuntu laptop to be accessible from my windows network

We have a Windows LAN environment, consisting of a Win 2003 server and various Windows Vista machines which authenticate against the Win 2003 server. We want Windows users to login into these ubuntu ...
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How do I issue multiple commands using telnet or netcat?

At the moment I am struggling very very very much to issue commands on telnet. I can issue them one at a time but after that I don't know how to issue the next one because the command line prompt ...
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Mark packets across computers?

I use Transmission on Ubuntu and I'm having this issue, which basically says that QoS is broken because there is no way to limit which outgoing ports uses. I was thinking of doing a dirty and ugly ...
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linux - disable use of keyboard button system wide

Can I disable a set of keys on my entire system? I often hit the back tick key whenever I hit the tab button and was wondering if there was a way to stop it from firing. Or is the only solution to ...
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route command not executed in rc.local

i need to execute the following command on every startup route add -net 224.0.0.0 netmask 240.0.0.0 dev eth0 so i add it to rc.local touch /var/lock/subsys/local route add -net 224.0.0.0 netmask ...
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Issue changing mysql password on Debian

I installed mysql on my Debian server. I couldn't get into the database because it kept saying I put in the wrong password so I looked on the internet and found that I could log onto mysql using the ...
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Lost window title bars and everything after selecting bad window theme in linux mint

I've selected a window theme from the "Advanced Settings" in Linux Mint 12 which seems to be corrupted and I've lost everything on my desktop. I can't start any apps but I can open the terminal by ...
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SSH Proxy (SOCKS) through remote computer - TCP & DNS

My problem: Need DNS to be resolved through my remote machine while also using it as a proxy. So I have a REMOTE that I can access from LOCAL via SERVER. This REMOTE can access a host TARGET_HOST. ...
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In Gnu screen terminal emulator, when quiting from vim does not clear the screen automatically

During using Gnu screen(screen manager with VT100/ANSI terminal emulation), I fall across a trouble that when I quit from the vim, screen will not clear the screen automatically.Althrough I can clear ...
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Triple-boot macbook pro (late 2011) with multiple drives

I own a 15" macbook pro, with a 120GB SSD. I would like to triple-boot (OSX, Windows 7, Linux) due to work reasons. However, due to some lack of foresight on my part, the remaining available space on ...
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trying to get .csh history via arrow keys

I was wondering if there was a easy way to get the up and down arrows to scroll command history while in .csh?I know that it is done like that in bash and sort of use to being able to work that way
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Allow Incoming Responses Apache. On Ubuntu 11.10 - Curl

I'm trying to get a Curl Response from an outside server, however I noticed I cant neither PING the server in question nor connect to it. I tried disabling the iptables firewall but I had no success. ...
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unable to run OpenOffice from text mode

I have installed OpenOffice in Redhat5 in text mode. When I tried to start OpenOffice using the command: sudo /usr/lib/openoffice/program/soffice "-accept=socket,host=localhost,port=8100; urp;...
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zombie processes (defunct) problems in my Linux

I came cross an annoying problem lately. I have a set of scripts which will manage and start a certain number of parallel processes on about 10 Linux servers running Redhat. A file is used to keep all ...
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Linux Mint VM in VirtualBox freezes with DISKFULL error

Disk partitioning guide for Linux Mint Debian This guides shows me how to partition my HD for Linux Mint. I'm trying to install Mint as a guest client on Windows 7 hosted VirtualBox. I used to let it ...
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Using grep to move files, Mac

I want to do a search using grep inside all the files of a directory for the pattern '@mail.ru>' (to clean up a mess from a spammer). Using Mac OS X's command line, which should be similar to most ...
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allowing others access to specified subdirectories only

I have some folders with pictures and videos that I would like my other family members be able to view. I have added these folders to the family group, like this: chgrp -R family shared_pictures/ ...
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Windows, Linux login script

I want make som scripts to lock(mute,screen off,lock)/unlock(unmute,screen on,unlock) session, and I want execute it with hotkeys. I have script for lock Windows and Linux. And I need scripts to ...
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SSH hangs on exit with background jobs - inconsistently

On different Linux boxes, I see different behavior with respect to SSH sessions hanging on exit when there are background jobs running. If I do exactly the same thing $ for f in 1 2 3 4 5; do echo $...
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Not able to login in Ubuntu box with root password

I have ubuntu 10.04 on my system. I run apt-get install csh and try to change the shell by chsh -s When I try to log into the system with ssh, I can't login with any account except for one, ...
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Scientifc Linux 6, fresh install, does not have a ifcfg-ethX

I installed SL6 few days ago, then I installed the required packages for KVM, however when I tried to modify the ifcfg-ethX file in order to add a bridged connection, I found out that it does not ...
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Specific difference between head-node and gate-way to a cluster

In the context of computer clusters what is the difference between the head-node of a cluster and the gateway to the cluster? Many people seem to use the terms interchangeably so I am quite confused....
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How do tell whether is a service/daemon is managed by System V Init scripts or upstart?

I understand that Ubuntu derivatives support System V, which some consider the old method of starting services for a specifc runlevel and upstart however how do I tell whether a service or daemon is ...
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How do I see who's logged in?

I'm having a little problem. I need to (from the command line) be able to see what users are logged in. Here's the tricky part: I DO NOT want those users that have locked their screens and left their ...
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scp permission error

I am trying to do a scp from a server where the user home directory has been given permission 744 recursively. On doing scp I am getting the following error "C0744 1733 database.cpp" . The situation ...
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Defining the correct Apache document root

I am pretty new to Linux and I tried to install & configure the Apache 2 on OpenSuse 12.1. Is this the document-root? /home/username/public_html is this correct!? see the page 3 /or 4 of the ...
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Print via terminal without usblp

I need to print in an Epson TM-U220PD model M188D for receipts (without cups support), I used to write in a terminal [text] > /dev/lp0 but now usblp is deprecated. I can use this printer enabling the ...
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Remap shift-tab to tab in bash/screen/putty in Linux?

Well I use vi-mode in bash via the set -o vi command. What's annoying is when I'm typing words in capital then try to complete using tab but don't release the shift-key fast enough, it brings me out ...
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Using a custom lib path

I'm trying to build Android on a remote trough ssh. However, I was presented with the problem: prebuilt/linux-x86/toolchain/arm-linux-androideabi-4.4.x/bin/arm-linux-androideabi-gcc: /lib32/libc....
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Proxy to verify correct http traffic?

I have a two processes that communicate via HTTP and I somehow suspect there is a concurrency issue that is occurring with very high volume traffic. Due to the high volume of traffic, logging the ...
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Fedora remix costumization

I am making a USB live image based on fedora 16 to be used by my students in the bioinformatics class, but, so far and from what i've seen, you cannot chroot into a fedora live image directory before ...
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Xorg Different Height Monitors

I am trying to set up a dual monitor desktop, with a 19" LED monitor, and a 15" CRT monitor, and have done so, using nvidia-settings to write to my xorg.conf. However, the problem I am now dealing ...
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USB Mouse / Keyboard issues with Linux

First and foremost, this problem only occurs when I compile one of the more recent Linux kernels (3.2.6 or 3.2.7). I do not have these issues when running the stock kernel 3.2.6 or 3.2.7 kernels under ...
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Can KDE be made less resource demanding?

I've found the following requirements for running KDE: Required RAM: 615 MB Required CPU: 1 GHz where for Gnome 3.x shell (default mode), it is: Required RAM: 768 MB Required CPU: 400 MHz and ...
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How to enable the super key when running linux in a virtual machine in OSX

I'm running Linux inside VMware in OSX. I want to use gnome-do. The shortcut key to call it is super+space. But that doesn't work when running inside VMware on OSX. How can I enable to super key to ...
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How to automatically move files to the network

I'm looking for an open source solution to a piece of Windows software that will monitor a folder on a Linux server via Samba and copy them to the local machine. I need this to run on a virtual ...
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Can I make different tabs of (gnome) Terminal have different profiles?

I've seen that it's easy to have the terminal set up so it opens up my tabs as I wan't to have them, but is it possible to have a different profile attached to each of those tabs? I was happily ...
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KernelCheck inexplicably crashes during information retrieval

I'm using KernelCheck on Ubuntu oneiric and when I start it up, after entering the root password, I click on the button that reads "Get Kernel Information" and then it simply crashes. I have a ...
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yum to install fails on default empty server

I used to download Fedora from site X, for example, but lately the site has not updated itself with new packages, therefore commands used to install any of those packages report back with errors as ...
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The Internet connection on Debian breaks often, Internet connection is fine on Windows

I just set up a Debian machine to use as a web server. However, it would randomly lose Internet access for a while, then be fine a few minutes later. Other computers on the same network are fine. I ...
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How can I customize the OS login/password prompt in Linux?

When I log in to Linux, this is the prompt I see: login: Password: I want to change it to: Please enter the username: Please enter password: How can I accomplish this?