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Trying to start a GUI process on a second machine

Background: I am helping out create a media wall from spare computers/screens for a local university to use processing.org/java to distribute renders across several machines. However, it's still ...
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Static configuation of USB interface on linux

How can I make sure that devices connected to a port are always assigned the same 'usb0' & 'usb1' interface .
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Make application launcher search for apps in a particular folder?

Everytime I want to run an application with Application Launcher (Alt+F2) in my Ubuntu, I have to make a link to that app and put it in /usr/bin folder, Application Launcher won't search in the folder ...
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How to use a different key for Vimperator's hint function (remap)

I'm wanting to change the key from f to something else for Vimperator's key function. I'm guessing I use a similar code to this one: :map <whateverkeyiwant> <hint> But the thing is, ...
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Indexed image search with advanced image dimensions selection in Linux

I am looking for an indexed search utility for Linux that can query images by their dimensions (width and height). I think nepomuk and tracker can do what I want, but I wasn't able to find any useful ...
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Linux driver for Linksys AE1200 USB wifi dongle

Recently purchased a Linksys AE1200 USB wifi dongle to use with my debian box for setting up a wifi AP. Unfortunately it doesnt seem to work out of the box and I cant seem to find any Linux drivers ...
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Install CentOS 6.2 on external USB portable hard drive?

I've Windows XP installed on my laptop. And I've external 80 GB drive which I usually connect to my laptop through USB. I want to install CentOS 6.2 on this external drive & it should also boot ...
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How to install Ubuntu on another partition? from image, w/o CD, w/o flash-stick

I have one installation of Linux that I want to abandon, and I would like to install Ubuntu on another partition. The problem is that this miniPC does not have a CD-drive and I don't have flash-stick ...
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Disable button in a third party application?

Im currently have a linux "kiosk" machine containing a closed-source third party application. The problem is that the third party application has a settings button, that I dont want the users to be ...
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Linux: Display output only goes to one graphics card after it starts udev

I've got two graphics cards in a system, both of which have all of the monitors enabled up until it gets to :: Starting udevd... done. in the boot process. After it gets past there, the 2 monitors ...
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Konsole font truncation - only with consolas

When I use Consolas (of any size) as my terminal font, any pixels which hang below the line (such as the tail of a y) get truncated. Look at the second line in the screenshot below. Notice that the ...
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CentOS 6.1 + Oracle Express 11g

I have installed CentOS 6.1 and Oracle. And then I closed the firewall, used the right Env Typed /etc/init.d/oracle-xe start and inited OK But, I can not use "get Started" (Firefox displayed: ...
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Installed Linux On A Dual Boot With Windows XP But Cant Load Linux on Startup

I have a small 40gb hard drive which was running windows xp on its own with 9gb reserved for the recovery partition and 1gb empty (I assume for the swap partition). Anyway I decided to overwrite ...
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Missing data reading hidraw

When reading data from HID device via hidraw, sometimes I miss some data. I can see that the data is transmitted OK over USB using a hardware snooping device, but for some reason I don't always get ...
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No WiFi in Linux Mint Xfce

I just installed Linux Mint (Debian Edition) Xfce x64 on my laptop, in preparation of getting my new computer for Christmas. Anyways, I am trying to connect to wireless, but I can't seem to get it to ...
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Create movies from images and sound files scripting transitions using Linux console?

I need a Linux command-line program that can: Accept some kind of scripting language capable of transitions (fade, scale...) Generate movie files like AVI, MKV etc from images like JPG, PNG, and ...
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Measure sound input loudness on Linux

Is there a way to measure sound input loudness, specifically from a mike, in dB, on Linux?
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lost files, not freed on disk

I had a NAS with 300GB data stored on it. I played around with it and finally broke it - all of the data was lost. I opened the NAS and put the disk into my computer (running Ubuntu). I put new data ...
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Device detected before udev loaded on boot

I have an FTDI USB serial device plugged into a USB port on boot. I have set up a udev rule to create a fixed name for the port that it exposes. My problem is that on boot up the device sometimes ...
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Rsync from Linux to Windows producing problems with back slash

I know if I was having an issue with rsync with characters I'd use --iconv= - but this issue is some file names have black slashes in them, and I don't have the ability to rename the original files. ...
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A linux PDF reader that supports unicode characters

I use the default document viewer in Fedora. But for some languages such as Persian I can't copy texts. When I copy them and paste them somewhere, I get some irrelevant characters like f! O I K Q- ! ...
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How to clone Git repo on my local server

I'm trying to use Git for the first time (I have used Mercurial before so I know the basic setup). Everything is ready on the server side with the following properties: User name: git Domain: ...
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Is there a USB camera that works with linux with software-controllable white balance?

I'm looking for a USB webcam for a computer vision application running on linux - and it has to be USB, firewire won't work in the particular application. If I remember correctly the reason that this ...
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How to determine if the client on an ssh connection is using screen

I have an odd predicament. I want to detect on the remote end of an ssh connection if the client is running the terminal inside a screen session. I want to set my prompt based on this. So far I have ...
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Understand warnings after “fdisk -l” commands [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Warning: Partition X does not end on cylinder boundary. Should I care/how to fix? fdisk -l it gives me this scenario: Disk /dev/sda: 500 GB, 500105249280 bytes 255 ...
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Xorg - FVWM - Dual Monitors connected to same display independently

I am using Slackware Linux 13.37 with FVMW2 as my window manager. I have a pair of monitors that are different physical dimensions (a 21" widescreen, and a 19" standard display) which I use to do my ...
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Internet on windows but not on linux

We are using Asus rx3041 router to access the internet, and it's configured to use 192.168.13.* and it's set to 192.168.13.1. It's acting as a gateway and dhcp server, with default configuration. ...
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How to solve “Broken Pipe” error when using awk with head

I'm getting broken pipe errors from a command that does something like: ls -tr1 /a/path | awk -F '\n' -vpath=/prepend/path/ '{print path$1}' | head -n 50 Essentially I want to list (with absolute ...
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How to enable GNOME classic on Fedora 16

I have Fedora 16 with GNOME 3. I would like to use GNOME classic. How can I install GNOME classic (2)?
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Erros installing archlinux on macbook air

I have "installed" Archboot on my MacBook air, and I am getting screen problems after it loads UDEV, it is last thing I can read. Basically I am following these instructions. But then I got error ...
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Restricting memory area for linux kernel [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Restricting memory area for linux kernel I am running ltib linux on P1022RDK (P1022 Core) platform. I have 512 MB = 0x20000000 memory. I want my linux kernel to use ...
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Account specific interface binding [closed]

Im looking to have applications started from different accounts automatically bind to a specific interface. for example: applications started on accountA bind to eth0 and applications started from ...
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Build a Linux Firewall/Router/NAS/WAP [closed]

I want to build a linux based Firewall/Router/WAP from a PC that I have. Here is what I want. Act as a firewall where I can deny all incoming traffic except what I want Allow me to run servers with ...
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linux permission for windows mounted partition

I have installed windows 7 and linux opensuse in my laptop. In linux the windows is mounted under /windows/A OR B OR C OR D When ever i write or do a touch in any of this location it says permission ...
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ssh to Windows server sitting behind Linux firewall

I have been looking everywhere and still can't get an answer. I am sorry if this is a re-post somehow. I Have a home network setup as follows: OUTSIDE -> Linux Firewall/Gateway -> Windows Server I ...
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Autostart on USB-Stick connect - Kubuntu

I am currently using a portable version of Keepass on my USB Stick. Now I am searching for a way to automatically start that when I connect my USB Stick to my machine. The Stick already gets ...
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Strange message during the Linux boot caused by udev

When Debian Wheezy, testing version, is booting a strange message appears: udevd[336] timeout usb_id--export /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb1/1-1/1-2.2/1-1.2:1.0 video4linux/ [502] After this ...
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rsync stuck with the --checksum option

I use back-in-time to backup my Linux installation. It serves as an advanced wrapper for the rsync command. Today I tried to add /var/log to the list of folders to be backed up and it caused some ...
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WINSCP File Transfer Speed

I'm very comfortable using WINSCP. However, it offer very slow speed. It shows Windows to Linux transfer speed just 250kb/s Is there any other WINSCP alternative which offers same set of feature ...
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JFS Compression issues

Using NTFS filesystem on linux I am able to have a partition that is either compressing the data or not. To create this partition I can just use mkntfs. When looking for a similar thing with the JFS ...
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No menu in openbox

Right clicking on the desktop yields no menu. I tried deleting my menu.xml file and regenerating it, nothing. I tried running openbox --debug, and nothing obvious. What else can I try? Thanks
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/dev name of already mounted device changes when a new USB device is inserted

I mount USB devices using the following command. I have no /etc/fstab entry, I mount these devices programmatically. mount -o nodev LABEL=xyz mount-point As soon as I attach another USB device, the ...
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How to install a new version of Gtk without overwriting the current version?

There is a similar question without answer : How do I install a newer version of GTK in Ubuntu without replacing the current one? I'm running a Fedora 10 - Gnome - Gtk 2.0. Wireshark needs Gtk+ > ...
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Share a printer between Windows and Linux

I have a Canon LBP2900 printer. I have connected the printer with my desktop PC running windows xp and shared it. I have Ubuntu in my laptop and connected to the local network. Is there any easy way ...
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Is it safe to boot into windows on a computer that has a linux mdraid partition?

I have a linux computer with 5 hard drives. 1 is used by the OS and the other 4 are RAID5 using mdraid and formatted with ext3. I would like to start dual-booting the computer by installing windows 7 ...
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How do I unmount a tmpfs that is missing from /etc/mtab?

I have the following line in /etc/fstab: none /home/hydra/tmp tmpfs user,noauto,size=1000M,uid=1001,gid=1001 0 0 I can do mount ~/tmp as user hydra and it gets mounted ok. The only problem is ...
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Black screen when trying to install kubuntu macbook (2008 or 2009)

So I have a MacBook, which I believe is the 2008 model, that I am trying to dual-boot kubuntu on. Everything works fine up until the GUI is initiated (at least I think it is when the GUI is ...
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Dual boot - chdsk deletes files at startup

I have a dual boot system consisting of Arch Linux and Windows 7, with a shared partition to access files from both systems. Until a couple of weeks ago, I was predominantly using the Windows OS as I ...
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Unable to run X application as non root user

I have a couple of systems Running Suse Linux 11.4 & XDM Display manager . Red Hat Linux & Gnome in both these systems when I log in as root user I am able to execute any X application ...
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Command line Linux any document format to PDF converter? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I convert this filetype to pdf? I am looking for tool to (similar to ooffice) convert to PDF. I know where from .odt can be converted to PDF. How about .doc or ...