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How do I enable tab tips in Bash?

I am working under debian squeeze. I always install packages such way: sudo apt-g(Tab pressed) i(Tab pressed) aria(Tab pressed) sudo apt-get install aria2 I have installed chroot squeeze to test my ...
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Is it safe to have NVidia graphics always on on a Linux laptop, or do I risk overheating?

I'm getting a Lenovo T520 with two graphics cards: Integrated Intel HD 3000 Discrete NVidia NVS 4200M In BIOS, I can adjust which card(s) to use: Integrated only Discrete only Both (NVidia ...
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Did gzip destroy my log file?

I had a rather big log file. So I thought I'd gzip it before transferring it to my pc. I did gzip bla.log which gave me a tiny bla.log.gz When I extract it using gunzip bla.log.gz I get back ...
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Private IP address over IPSEC tunnel

I have two dedicated servers that I have configured to require AH and ESP between their (public) IP addresses and using racoon I've set up isakmp. The IPsec tunnel between them is working well - I ...
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Fedora Core 10: Window List & Workspace Switcher applets keep crashing

I was minding my own business typing a command or two in a Terminal window when a dialog popped up telling me that the Workspace Switcher had crashed, and would I like to reload. Without thinking I ...
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How do I remove similar instances of lines using Unix commands?

I have a file that contains lines that look like the following: 14|geauxtigers|90 14|geauxtigers|null I want to remove all instances in the file with the null as the last term. Is there a way to do ...
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Command line merge a sequence of overlapping binary file chunks in Win or Linux

I have a set of binary file chunks from a video file. They are partly overlapping. To exemplify say that the video file binary data can be represented like this: ---ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVXYZ ...
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Small linux distro that to run in a VM and which has JRE

I'm looking for smallest linux distro with a GUI that natively runs JRE. DSL doesn't have JRE and I don't really want to spend 15 hours trying to figure out how to install it. I'm looking for ...
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Linux software for drawing 3D diagrams

My professor has asked me to draw a certain diagram for a poster which he wants to present at a conference. Which program on Ubuntu gets this done? My image/drawing consists of the following: x, ...
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GNU parted: how to deal with the error about proper aligment of partitions

Here's what I get when partitioning with parted: The resulting partition is not properly aligned for best performance This is one troubling piece that I haven't, somewhat, found a proper answer ...
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Asterisk Digium TE110P

I have Trixbox(Asterisk) with TE110P E1 card installed. There is a question: - is the TE110P driver capable to register ISDN PRI(E1) timing and slips errors ? Which way the number of such errors can ...
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Wine Install Total Failure

Okay I compiled Wine1.2.3 from source, with the following flags and such: sudo apt-get build-dep wine ./configure --enable-win64 make sudo make install Took forever to compile, and it does a bunch ...
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libpango 64-bit on 32-bit Debian Wheezy

I have a 32-bit Debian Wheezy install with a 64-bit kernel also installed. (64-bit kernel, 32-bit userland.) I need to run a 64-bit binary that depends on libpango, so I need to install 64-bit ...
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Linux: Compare packages

Is there a simple way to compare all the current installed packages to the defaults (a fresh/clean installation)? So that I can see what packages I removed and which packages I manually installed? I ...
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Batch video presenting (playing, pausing, going to specific time, …) in Linux

Is it possible to write an action file (e.g. a script) that plays some video files? I need it to be programmable to automatically perform these actions: start from a specific time play up to a ...
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Do I need to reformat my new NTFS disk when using it on Linux, even if it's working?

I recently purchased a Western Digital External Hard Disk. My computer has only Ubuntu 11.04 runnning on it. The disk also seems to be working fine. I can mount it, store and copy files to and out of ...
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ctrl+alt recognized as 'primary'

I have a strange problem with my keyboard. I just wanted to set a keyboard shortcut on my xfce desktop (Settings Manager > Window Manager > Keyboard) but when I press ctrl + alt + shift + up ...
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Boot from USB using GRUB

My friend's laptop was in a car accident (he's fine!). However the laptop is very old its an Acer Aspire 1520 the CD-rom drive is broken and there is no floppy drive. I made him a USB boot before I ...
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how to change keyboard layout from Spanish to English

I installed a virtual linux machine using a existing vmdk which I got from an Spanish guy. after the installation, I found the keyboard layout is totally different from my laptop's keyboard, I guess ...
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Mounting a network dir locally on Linux

I am using a VPN connection. The place I'm connecting to has two computers I want to access via SSH in tty mode. Furthermore, they have some files I want to edit locally. Is there a way to mount ...
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Sharing an Intel RST between Windows and Linux

I have an Intel z68 motherboard, which makes use of Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) -- Version 10.5. If possible, I'd like to split my RAID 1+0 RST drive equally between a Linux and Windows ...
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Shrink EXT3 and Expand NTFS

I have a partition table that looks like this: [root@tower ~]# fdisk /dev/sda WARNING: DOS-compatible mode is deprecated. It's strongly recommended to switch off the mode (command 'c') and ...
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How can I copy files from and send files to a remote Linux machine on my Macbook Pro on a SSH connection?

Using my PC I just used Tunnelier, it took care of all the dirty work for me. Now that I have got a MacBook Pro (for design purposes) I am at a loss of how to send my files to the Linux server. Any ...
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How to use Linux computer's mouse on a remote Windows computer?

I've got a Linux tablet, and would like to use it to control the mouse on my remote Windows computer. Is there any currently existing software that would allow me to do this? If it matters, the ...
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Location for linux libraries without sudo?

I'm at a shared terminal and I want to build a program that works fine on my home computer. I don't have sudo permissions. I need to build a couple of libraries: GotoBlas and UMFpack. Is there some ...
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Development Environment

I needed to migrate from Linux to Windows recently. It means, I currently do not own any local enviroment. I'm looking for sugestions. I have two possibilities: 1. set up in office server 2. buy a ...
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Command prompt in Windows and Linux — What is their language called?

When the command prompt is being used to do networking, searching, setting parameters in the localhost, etc, what is the language used to enter in the command prompt in Windows? How about in Linux? ...
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cd ~ dumps me in a seemingly empty directory

This is on a Linux mint box. I'm told everywhere to use the command cd ~ To switch to the root directory before doing some command line magic. For some reason though, it dumps me in a directory ...
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eth1 ethernet adapter stopped loading in Ubuntu

I have had a working setup for 3 weeks which suddenly stopped working this morning. I can't identify what changed. I have two network interfaces on my main (Ubuntu 10.10) PC; eth0 is an ethernet card ...
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How to access http://localhost on the host operating system if the server is in a virtual machine?

I always used XAMPP for my LAMP environment and developed directly on Windows 7. But now I want to do all my web development on Linux so I installed Ubuntu in virtualbox and installed PHP/MySQL and ...
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E: The package tzdata needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it

I need to re-install this to upgrade 11.04 Ubuntu to 11.10 I keep getting an error when I try: sudo apt-get install tzdata E: The package tzdata needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an ...
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Guest and host cannot see each other using linux-kvm and macvtap

I'm migrating a kvm virtual machine from an old host (both hardware and OS) to a new one. For networking, virt-manager proposed me a new option: macvtap. This looked a good alternative to setting up ...
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Clone Windows partition from Linux

So I've got a 120 GB Intel SSD, with a partition for Windows and another for Ubuntu. Ubuntu is my main OS, Windows is for gaming. But now I'm looking to install Mac OS X, and I'd like it to be on the ...
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Multi-core and copy speed

What i want to do is to copy 500K of files. I want to copy within server from one destination to another.It includes emails mostly so many small files. Its over 23 GB only but takes so long (over ...
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Bacula daemon not listening properly

I set Bacula up a few days ago, and everything seemed fine. I noticed today that jobs were failing, and upon investigation, it looks like bacula-sd is just not listening on the port it should be ...
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What's the oldest supported program for Linux? [closed]

How far back does Linux's backwards compatibility extend?
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Is there something like the unix command “top” for CUDA?

More generally, how can you check the current status of your GPU? (current number of threads running, memory state, and so on). (I'm using linux, so Windows-only solutions, while interesting, won't ...
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Under ISPConfig 3 no account can login since resetting my MySQL root password

I am running ISPConfig 3 under CentOS and I had to manually reset my MySQL root account password yesterday. Since resetting the password I haven't been able to login to ISPConfig's web interface with ...
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Rendundant & versioned filesystem [closed]

Introduction Only wimps use tape backup: real men just upload their important stuff on ftp, and let the rest of the world mirror it! (Linus Torvalds) That was a long time ago (well... 1996!). ...
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Remotely shutting down the system (restarting) and instant booting

Is there a way to perform a sort of "hard reset" on a remote system (running linux)? The issue i'm facing is related to one of the hard drives dying during I/O and becoming inaccessible - after ...
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GRUB error: unknown filesystem

I replaced my old laptop drive which was win7 and ubuntu dual boot with an SSD. Now I connected the old drive through a USB adapter and I want to boot from it. But this comes up: unknown filesystem ...
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Is there a way to automatically prevent sleeping during the day in Linux?

I wouldn't mind if it would automatically sleep after n minutes of inactivity in the evening and night, but during the day I'd like it if it wouldn't do that, to make sure it doesn't accidentally kill ...
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Which Kernel version does Ubuntu Install on 11.10?

On a clean install which kernel comes with 11.10? And if possible which other distros have the same or similar one so I can test a hardware failure I keep having on a clean install. Update: I didn't ...
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How can I disable the wheel-button paste feature in Ubuntu?

In Ubuntu, the mouse middle-button (wheel-button) pastes the clipboard contents when clicked. When I'm scrolling it keeps pasting things between my codes and most times I don't notice. I can solve ...
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Ubuntu Update Manager package operation failed

I"m trying to update my Ubuntu, and previously my internet connection went out when trying to update, now all i get is this error message: Package operation failed The installation or removal of a ...
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How to only allow a program to write to a directory if it is mounted?

I have a program which writes some files to a directory. My problem is that if the directory isn't mounted for some reason, the program writes to the directory anyway, but the files end up in the ...
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How do I stop Spotify from crashing?

I am using Spotify on wine on Linux (Ubuntu). It worked fine before, but after I uninstalled and re-installed it, for some reason every time I run it, it doesn't work. It crashes after I log in. When ...
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Can I use bash features such as word completion and scrolling in SFTP?

Is it possible to use the bash features such as word completion, reverse search, scrolling, etc. in SFTP? When I try the scroll feature with the up-arrow, it always writes the symbol ^^^.
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Continuously monitor files opened/accessed by a process

lsof -p 12345 will list all the files opened by process whose pid is 12345 but only for a particular instant of time. How can we continuously monitor a process from the start to end(until process is ...
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Software like xclip that comes standard on just about all Linux Distros with X?

I have an application that needs to access the clipboard on *nix OSs but I do not have access to the x event loop because of how it works. Therefore I need to send a command to another application to ...