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Why can't Ubuntu 10.04's apt-get install php 5.2.10 from a ppa?

I'm trying to install PHP 5.2.10 on Ubuntu 10.04 using apt-get. I used Approach 3 from this page but instead of using add-apt-repository I made a file called ...
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Control keyboard LEDs

I have an IdeaPad G560 and it has a bunch of LEDs on the keyboard. I would like to use some of these. Where should I look for files controlling these? There's no led directory in /proc/acpi (where it ...
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Install Mint Linux 11 to a small partition on a large USB drive

I want to install Linux Mint 11 (just came out) to a USB drive. My USB drive is 34 GB. So I want to put a 1-2 GB partition on it and install Mint just to that. Is that possible? I am new ...
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Guide to creating a chroot environment - specifically with a different kernel

I have successfully installed a Ubuntu chroot (Maverick) on a running Linux appliance (an old Thecus N5200PRO box) which has been running various services for me quite happily. When I attempted to ...
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Hot to terminate vnc server when vncviewer is closed?

I'm using tigthvnc server on linux machine. Often my clients are closing their vncviewrs from close button ('X'), and not exiting gracefully their sessions from OS. How can I terminate the server when ...
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Linux Arch on ARM - Random USB drive “freeze”

I'm running a Linux Box on a Seagate Free Agent Dockstar, very limited machine but more than able to do what I need, which is true most of the times... I have the operating system on a flash drive ...
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Remove Linux Adobe Acrobat Reader installed from binary

On a Debian system, I installed Adobe Acrobat Reader using the Linux binary (AdbeRdr9.4.2-1_i486linux_enu.bin) downloaded from Adobe's website. What's the right way to uninstall Reader when it was ...
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Going to remote servers offsite - solution for seeing video (console) on laptop?

We have an increasing number of remote linux servers at "harsh" customer locations that sometimes need a site visit to debug. Originally, we used servers with VGA out, but recently, we have machines ...
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Chrome browser full Kiosk mode in Linux (Puppy Linux)

Let me just say thanks in advance. I am having issues getting google-chrome browser into full KIOSK MODE with no browser bar on a linux platform Looking through the google forums I have found ...
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PROFTPD - Why permission denied?

I installed proftpd on my server, I tried to connect to the server but I get LOGIN INCORRECT. I have seen the log and I found this: Apr 26 13:02:39 vmi** proftpd[16738] vmi**.**.com ...
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Can setrlimit be used to put limitations on firefox?

I noticed that firefox sometimes uses a lot of memory. Can something like setrlimit be used to control it? I tried to use it on the command line, but it didn't work.
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Auto Start several terminals on linux

Every time I reboot my linux machine I have to set up 5 or 6 terminals and Im trying to find a way to do this automatically. Bind a script to a shortcut or on startup that starts several terminals ...
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FTP or SAMBA for a college-network?

How do I choose a multi-platform (Linux, Windows, Mac) file sharing solution? if there is a need of secure and reliable file sharing from a Linux server on college network. Which can be the best ...
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how to use aditional ip given with vps

Got a vps today running centos 5. The company gave me 2 ip addy's. I pinged both from my current location and it seems the ping to the 'aditional ip' is much lower. I'm in shanghai and the vps is in ...
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Move all files and folders except folders with the name .foo

I have folder structure, where some of the subfolders have a .foo subfolder inside. I want to move the root folder structure from foldera to folderb. How can I do this?
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New version of Perl

I installed Perl 5.12 on my server, but when I try to check what version is running is says 5.10. I had 5.10 installed previously, so how can I deactivate this older version and make 5.12 the default ...
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EclipseCDT/VNC/Ubuntu 8.04 eclipse not starting

I'm not sure if I set this up properly. I want to start Eclipse CDT on my Ubuntu 8.04 install using X11 through VNC. When I try to run eclipse through vnc viewer command line using ./eclipse it ...
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How to decide how much space to allocate for different directories while installing Ubuntu or any other Linux distribution?

Normally when I install Ubuntu or any other desktop distributions of Linux I let the installer do its thing with minimal interference from me. In the last couple of installations I noticed that I ...
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GNOME3/Shell Quick Music Access

After having been a Gnome user since initial release in 1999, I have now upgraded to Gnome3. I figured despite everyone's moaning, over 10 years of a successful desktop means I should give it a fair ...
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Partition choice for Linux install, booting from CD on Mac

I downloaded the Linux iso and burned it to a CD, but before I boot from it, I want to know how/if I choose which partition Linux gets installed to. I have Linux Ubuntu 10.10 and Mac 10.5.8.
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Which linux environment varaiable gives the path to the users desktop?

It turns out that different languages can have a path to the desktop folder. ~/Desktop is ~/Työpöytä in Finnish What way via the shell can I get access to the translated folder?
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How do I fix eclipse's hang on 66% while building workspace?

I am using Linux Mint Debian Eclipse 3.5.2 Anytime I save it gets stuck on 66% Need to know how to diagnose or fix the issue
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Ruby/gem installation paths scattered all over, cause?

can you help me understand my ruby folder structure? I don't understand why my gems are scattered all over and why they aren't recognised commands. I'll explain how my installation looks like first: ...
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Write qemu booting virtual machine output to a file

I've been trying out qemu to play around with some VMs. It's working well but I keep wanting to be able to view the text (linux boot process) that quickly scrolls by in the qemu window on startup of ...
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RPM + How to get view of script in rpm pkg

Using rpm -qlp I can get the content of an RPM package. How can I view the below scripts from the RPM package? (using say, cat, more or vi) I want to print the following scripts (on my Linux machine) ...
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Vncserver and login issue at the Lock Screen

I am using vnc server for the first time on Ubuntu with gnome (Ubuntu 10.04.2 (lucid) with Gnome 2.30.2) and have a strange login issue. When I ran it the first time, I was asked to setup a password. ...
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Remote Desktop (linux rdesktop) to Windows 7 Timing Out

I have a remote desktop session to a Windows 7 Workstation that keeps timing out/disconnecting after a minute or two of idiling. Also, sometimes it disconnects while I am in the middle of using it. I ...
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How to find the filesize of a flash which is not exactly stored in the temp but redirected by a fd

flash31 -> /tmp/FlashXXvsg1uY (deleted) directory is /proc/processid Chrome is downloading a flash and I can see in the proc direcotry the flash file , how can I see the current file size of such a ...
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Is it possible to build an LFS system on another computer through ssh?

I am in the beginning stages of building an LFS (http://linuxfromscratch.org) system, but the thing is I don't have any space on my laptop to build it on. However, recently the GPU on my desktop went ...
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what can i do from grub rescue?

i had my hard drive dual booting and was trying to delete one partition in gparted but i think it had grub on it. now i cant boot anything. i can get into the BIOS but i cant boot from USB, the screen ...
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How do I restore system default settings on Linux Mint KDE?

I did something weird and now my text size is like 3pt on every system window, but when I go in and change my window fonts to larger to something that looks normal, it makes my clock, bash, and other ...
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Why does my Debian VMWare virtual machine lose all network connections ~15 minutes after boot?

I’m having a strange networking problem with a Debian (6) VMWare virtual machine on my Mac. Around 15 minutes after starting it up, I can no longer SSH into, view websites served from, or ping the VM. ...
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Connection to wireless using terminal, bad driver requests?

I'm trying to connect to a networked named "magicmamaliga" but iwconfig isn't letting me. When running: iwconfig wlan0 essid "magicmamaliga" key "s:PASSWORDXXXXX" and get: Error for wireless ...
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How can I pack 15 different scripts into a single RPM?

I have more then 15 different scripts - bash, perl etc ( I run the scripts on Red Hat Linux) I want to pack all scripts by RPM. How to do that? For example I want to do rpm -Uvh all_scripts_pack ...
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Why is fc-cache not installing fonts for me in Fedora 15

I have all the fonts I want in the directory ~/winFonts. In this directory there are a number of symlinks to the real font files. Now I run fc-cache -fv .winfonts And I see a message saying 453 new ...
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How to script for a graceful program 'quit' as 'kill' leaves a mess behind

On PClinuxOS 2010 I use SMB4K to manage LAN shares. It works perfectly, unless I forget to quit SMB4K before shutting down the computer. If I forget, AND a mounted network share has gone offline, the ...
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Some key pressing not intercepted under Linux OS

Some keys on my keyboard (by example wi-fi on/off and webcam on/off) aren't working under a Linux OS, but work well under Windows. So i tried to find a solution searching around the web and everyone ...
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Relocating a solution to vmware

I have the following situation here: our native work environment till now was linux, however due to a need to comply to wider corporate interoperation, integration and more effective communication we ...
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iMac boot from linux partition on external drive

I have the following "setup:" iMac (no internal drive/dead) --------- (Firewire) ------- [[MAC OS X]] | | | | (USB) | | | | [[MISC STORAGE PARTITION] [MISC STORAGE PARTITION] [EXT2 UBUNTU PARTITION]] ...
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Gmail multiple attachments select in Linux

Somehow, I can't use the usual "Ctrl" or "Shift" key to select multiple attachments using Gmail on Ubuntu Linux (browser - Google chrome). Apparently, its allowed: ...
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Shared FTP directory - separate user permissions

I am trying to setup 2 individual FTP users. They should both have access to the same directory. They both need to be able to read/write into the directory. But, I want them not to be able to write to ...
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vsftpd chmod upload permissions

I have vsftpd 2.3.2-3. After user uploaded a file it has -rw-------(0600) permissions. Of course user can change permissions manually to anything he likes. But how to set for example 0700 by ...
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CIFS (Windows Share) or NFS for Windows directory share

I have a (Virtualized) Linux server which I'd like to backup regularly. The rest of our environment is Microsoft and our backup solution (ArchiveIQ) runs only on Windows - there are no Linux clients. ...
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Properly extracting archives with Mac metadata

Someone has sent me a zip file containing some fonts. I extracted it using unzip under Linux, and there are empty files in the top level of the archive, and some files similarly named but beginning ...
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How can I show “space” as “-” or other marks in gEdit?

How can I show "space" as "-" or other marks in gEdit?
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In what order do Linux SCSI disk IDs appear?

In what order do Linux SCSI disk IDs appear? I recently found out that sometimes, hdc1 and hdd1 come without hdb1. What's the reason for this?
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Do each application need to support writing to /dev/stdout or /dev/fd1 or is that handled transparently by the OS?

I tried this command to print the buffer of an existing screen session to stdout but I don't know why it doesn't print anything. screen -x lftp -X hardcopy /dev/fd/1 screen -x lftp -X hardcopy ...
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Desktop cannot restart (it will shut down) - Multiple OS's tried

I built a desktop a year or so ago, which runs like a dream. I have installed many OSes on it but the problem persists. If it tell the PC to restart it does everything right, shuts down but the PC ...
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Count exchanged bytes per TCP connection

I need to get a table updated with the exchanged bytes (Rx and/or Tx) for each ESTABLISHED TCP connection on a linux machine (well, at least, a list of connections (port ranges), thus not actually ...
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How can I set up a port forward from my client computer's shell?

I notice that my bittorrent client is capable of automatically setting up port forwards with my router, and I want to know if I can do the same in a shell script. The reason is, that since my router ...