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Common tool to run softwares in cross platform operating systems?

Scenario and example In Windows the software usually comes with the extension .exe, we used to run .exe files in Linux operating systems using some third party tool like wine, likewise there may be a ...
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Set proxy to auto in Linux Mint

I need to set a system wide proxy setting to automatically search the proxy settings like it's possible in windows. I use Linux Mint Xfce and don't find any place in the GUI where I'm able to set my ...
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Where can I find the Linux kernel file?

Is there any common directory to find kernel file in all Linux distributions?if yes please tell me how to browse to the directory? Where can I find the Linux file in Ubuntu & RedHat operating ...
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Replacing lower capacity disk for Drobo on Linux

Connecting Drobo Gen2 (4-slots) to a Red Hat Linux 6.2 box. Using drobo-util-0.6.2.2. Old disks are 1x 3TB, 2x 1TB, 1x 750GB. New disks inserted are 3x 3TB disks and 1x 1TB disk. When I run 'drobom ...
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How to use redhatlinux without mouse?

Scenario: I like to use the Red Hat Linux without the the usage of mouse ,usually we use some shortcut keys to use in Windows and Mac operating systems! What i require? How can i use the Red Hat ...
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Aptana Studio: Following file links in terminal

I'm using Aptana Studio on a Ubuntu system for some Ruby on Rails programming. When I run file-generating commands in the bash terminal provided by Aptana such as rails g migration foo, files are ...
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how to convert PDF to PNG without converting white background intro transparency

I am converting a PDF (which I made with R) to a PNG with a command like this: convert -density 200 foo.pdf bar.png This generates a PNG allright, but the white background is transparent in the ...
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running a script just by clicking it

I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 and have a script written to log into my EC2 server. I would like to automatically have this run in the terminal just by clicking on it. Is this possible to do? I have tried ...
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Chrome does not follow hosts file

I have custom domains set up for internal web site testing in my /etc/hosts file. I try to access them in Chrome, and I get routed to a Google search instead. But when I ping the domains, they ...
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Convert Setup Script (BASH) To Ask Password Only Once?

I have a script that I use to set up my laptop automatically with all of my settings. I experiment with different Linux distributions constantly on this laptop, so it is very useful to have a script ...
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How do I boot into Windows after erasing all my files in Linux with rm?

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad with Windows and Backtrack 5 r3 dual boot. My friend typed in rm -fr /* >null on my computer that erased everything. After it was executed I couldn't do anything so I ...
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How to move files and folders with Gedit?

Is there a plugin or something to be able to drag and drop files in the file browser? I thought gedit was gonna become my default "IDE" after throwing away Netbeans. But just now I found I can't ...
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What program should be used to ask user's password on console, check it and only return exit code?

What program just asks specified user's password (even if calling user is root) and returns exit code 0 if it is OK and 1 if it fails? Is there such a simple program (i.e. not "sudo" with edited ...
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How to transfer files from Host OS to guest OS running on VirtualBox?

I am trying to transfer files from my Host OS (Windows 7) to Guest OS (CentOS) running on VirtualBox. I tried using pscp but it gives the error: More than one remote source not supported I tried ...
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Not able to mount HFS partition in Linux (SD Card)

I am trying to mount an HFS Plus partition in my Linux embedded target(2.6.35) and I ended up with the following error: "mount -t hfsplus /dev/mmcblk0p9 /mnt" mount: mounting /dev/mmcblk0p9 on /mnt ...
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Is there an rsync alternative, that stores compressed and encrypted?

I'm looking for a suitable off-site backup / file synchronization solution. Both local client and remote server run linux. Storage space on the server is limited, bandwidth between client and server ...
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Winetricks fails installing dotnet20 and msxml6

I tried installing dotnet20 and msxml6 with winetricks, but both fail with different errors. It seems that dotnetfx20 isn't available anymore at the microsoft download center. Here's my output for ...
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Strange behavior of auto completion when double tab in terminal

I installed the new version of Ubuntu-12, and found a very strange auto-completion behavior. For instance, I have a folder tree something like ~/A/B/C.eps and open a terminal, under folder A, when I ...
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How can I make an XBMC keybinding to turn off the display?

I'm running XBMC on Arch Linux. I would like to bind a key to trigger the monitor to turn off. I have a remote with a power button, and I would like that to cause the display to go to sleep, just like ...
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Any way to stream a file in linux

I have a terminal output which I'd like to be available to several users currently something like: command > /var/logs for the input, and: watch tail -30 /var/logs for the input terminals. ...
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What are the functions of the BIOS while the operating system is running?

I always wondered whether the BIOS (apart from conducting POST, starting the bootloader and passing control to the OS after one presses the power button) has any purpose or function while the ...
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List all ALSA devices

I'm using PulseAudio on my system, and I followed the instructions for adding a monitor device as per the PulseAudio wiki. The monitor device itself works and registers/functions properly in apps like ...
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would virtualizing windows 7 on a linux distro be more or less effective than virtualizing linux on a windows 7 platform? [closed]

All I do on windows that actually requires windows is play world of warcraft, diablo3 and use MS Office for school. That's not true, I also need silverlight to run labsims, and moonlight doesn't want ...
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Bad blocks detected by fsck. SMART says disk is good

Using Ubuntu 12.04, I booted into maintenance mode and selected fsck from the menu. This ran a filesystem check on all my volumes (all ext2), mounting them read/write by default. After the tests ...
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Migrate mdadm raid array from 32bit to 64bit debian squeeze

I have a raid5 array running on Debian Squeeze 32bit (x86) and I plan to upgrade to Debian Squeeze 64bit (amd64). To keep my raid5 array and ext4 filesystem I simply keep a copy of my mdadm.conf ...
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Is there a tool/command to reconnect a SSH

I often need to ssh to a build machine (on ubuntu) for building software. But sometime, my connection to the machine is disconnected (e.g. due to Wifi not stable). Is there anyway I can 'reconnect my ...
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How to chown/chmod all files in current directory?

I am trying to change the ownership and permissions of some files (and directories) in the current directory. I tried this: chown username:groupname . ...expecting that it would affect all the ...
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Why program fails when started using /lib/ld-linux.so.2?

$ /bin/bash -c 'echo qqq' qqq $ /lib/ld-linux.so.2 /bin/bash -c 'echo qqq' /bin/bash: xmalloc: ../bash/variables.c:2176: cannot allocate 3 bytes (8192 bytes allocated) Why this happens (zsh4, python ...
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openSUSE doesn't show some unicode characters

I installed openSUSE 12.1 yesterday and it doesn't show some unicode characters, like Kannada characters. I'm using KDE. What do?
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GRUB in text-only mode?

I'm attempting to install linux on a (mostly headless) machine that fails when it attempts to pipe out VGA resolution graphics (or, in other words, it can only handle vanilla console text). Ten years ...
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How to extract text from a prc file

I'd like to get all text from a (DRM-free) prc file under Linux. Is there any tool for this? Unpacking an epub file is just an prc, so I hope there is a similar trick/tool for prc files too.
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Launching firefox on remote server causes local firefox to open the page instead

Right, this is strange. I am connecting from my laptop (LMDE) to a remote host (SUSE Linux enterprise) using ssh -X. I want to launch a Firefox instance running on the remote server so I can have ...
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Saving passwords for pages that redirect on login ( Chrome and FF )

There are pages which redirect after successful login. It makes impossible to click on "save password" prompt. How to save passwords for such websites in convenient way ? ( Chrome , Firefox )
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How do I install a brother mfc5895cw printer filter for ubuntu 11.10 64 bit?

I have already installed the pinter ppd file from a brother download, the system recognizes my printer but when I try to print it says it cannot because a printer filter is missing
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Disabling Google Chrome Download auto numbering for existing files

When I save a file (e.g. Images) to a folder which already exist there, Chrome adds a (N) where N is first available number. This causes I have multiple copies of same file! How can I disable Chrome's ...
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Two web applications on same domain

I installed 2 different web applications on my dedicated Debian 6. the first one sits inside /var/www/cast and the url assigned is ` example.example.com/cast ` I installed the second one that ...
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Is it possible to test rc0.d scripts without actually restarting the node?

Is it possible to test rc0.d scripts without actually restarting the node? I don't mean the text of the script but rather will it be called or not? I found out that the script needs to start with K to ...
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Can I use pipe output as a shell script argument?

Suppose I have a bash shell script called Myscript.sh that need on argument as input. But I want the content of the text file called text.txt to be that argument. I have tried this but it does not ...
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Lenovo T400 fan running constantly in Kubuntu 12.04

I recently installed Kubuntu 12.04 on a partition of my hard drive and the CPU fan seems to be constantly running. I thought it might be because it was running hot but the temp is floating around 110 ...
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Screen keeps turning off and on

I have Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) OS and I actually can't tell what has caused this weird thing to occur. Sometimes, the screen just turns off. Then it immediately turns on thinking it's in digital mode ...
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Is there an easy way to save a byobu session such that I can reload it after a reboot?

I understand that there is a way of defining windows that are opened in a session by saving configuration files in $BYOBU_CONFIG_DIR. But is there a way (command or script) to save the current session ...
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I used LVM's pvcreate on an exisiting windows install. What do I do?

I was using LVM on an arch install disk and typed pvcreate /dev/sda2 but that was where my Windows installation was located. Did it overwrite the whole disk? If not, how can I revert it back to a ...
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Where is installed software stored in Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is a typical Linux program installed I'm new to Linux and I want to ask a bit more about packages. In Windows, I download an .exe file and install it. When I ...
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Bypass “Daemon is inhibited”

When GParted is open, I cannot use the GUI to mount, unmount, or do other operations to partitions. The GUI (includes GNOME, KDE, and Xfce) complains that the "daemon is inhibited". However, if I ...
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GRUB bootloader is bricked, cannot install any operating system

I accidentally installed debian on the wrong partition and now my GRUB bootloader is bricked. I tried installing other operating systems but I get the same error at the end: cannot install grub ...
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Replacing stock dnsmasq with optware dnsmasq

This question if for DD-WRT installed on e3000 with optware. I have replaced the stock dnsmasq to get logging, using this: http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=660694 I installed optware on ...
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Run command on receiving email

So I'm setting up a raspberry pi at home to automate some tasks. I'd like it to run a terminal command when it receives an email. Not sure exactly how to go about doing this. Ideally I'd also like ...
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Auto suspend after X minutes to stop myself procrastinating

Right now, I'm using a line in /etc/crontab to run pm-suspend every 30 minutes, but I would like an application displaying a warning before suspending (for example a countdown in the taskbar). An ...
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Remote desktop access for windows from Linux

I would like to connect to a windows RDP server from my linux machine. This is to access the remote desktop of someone I am helping for something. The problem when I use rdesktop is that if I login ...
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fail2ban console error message

I constantly receiving this message on my console (where I'm currently logged in). I was banned via fail2ban about week ago using 3 time wrong password on scp command. But now I can used it again. ...