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How to detect a Wacom Intuos5 tablet in Linux Mint?

I have an Intuos5 drawing tablet that I'd like to use under Linux. Under Windows it runs fine, but I can't get it to work in Linux (using Mint 11). lsusb shows that it is known as a USB device: $ ...
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How to reconnect to Ethernet interface on Linux computer?

I am working with a small Linux computer that has an Ethernet interface on it. Typically it has the lo "Local Loopback" interface on it & the eth0 "Ethernet" interface on it that does all of its ...
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how to install the latest gcc compiler from source on linux without messing everything else up?

Hi is there an appropriate guide or tip or tricks to install gcc on a linux system such as red hat without using the package manager , from source , and with out having it mess everything else up? So ...
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Passwords and Keys in Linux

In a fit of desperation when I had my wireless connection die on me, I thought it was a problem with the key I had created at the start when I initially configured the wireless connection and hence ...
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Installing Debian Squeeze Backport with Dependencies

I have added squeeze-backports to my apt sources.list, and updated. The backport instructions say that you use the -t switch to install a package, plus its dependencies, to get around the default ...
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How to create an archive without hierarchy

I know there are a lot of questions that seems identical, but I haven't found so far my answer. So let's figure I'm in the current working directory : /test/ I would like to add to an archive ...
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How do I bring a stuck scanner back to life?

I was scanning a bunch of papers and had scanned several of them when it happened. The SimpleScan program that I used just died (the window disappeared). The scanner stopped it the middle of the ...
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Open a file with eclipse via terminal and focus eclipse window

I am a webdeveloper and my current working tools are: Terminal (ssh, tailing logs, grep, git, etc) Eclipse (PDT, Javascript, etc) Firefox (Developer Toolbar + Firebug) The problem is that I hate ...
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Stream video file in debian?

I want to do share some videos I've made with friends on IRC, and it would be easiest if I could just stream it so we can all watch at the same time and critique parts of it in real time. Has anyone ...
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virtualbox installing iso Error “could not find a valid v7 on sda”

I decided to try this suggestion to install Android x86 on Virtual Box. I'm following those steps and I'm at #4. I used the android-x86-4.0-RC1-amd_brazos.iso (because I have a ThinkPad that this ...
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in shell how can I tell the difference between a directory and a file

How can I tell which ones are directories in ls output? It seems ls doesn't differentiate directories and files. I know I can use cd to test but is there a way to make it more obvious when I ls a pth? ...
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Automation of restarting the network without root permissions/password

I'm an avid torrenter, and since I'm busy must of the day, having Transmission-GTK run at night is my best option. However, my college server loves to kick people out after either an extended time ...
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Why am I unable to change read permissions with chmod?

If I type this in the terminal chmod -R g+r "/media/truecrypt1/My folder/"* and then check the result wiht ls -l I still get -rwx------ 1 user user 127860 2012-03-16 15:45 sample.pdf What's ...
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Laptop freezes. Could be OS or laptop, don't know

Model: Toshiba Satellite A205-S5809 OS: Linux Mint 12 Okay, I've read quite a few posts but none of them seem to solve my problem. Some things I've tired: Remove battery, unplug, hold down power ...
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How to remotely open gedit with SFTP URL in Gnome through SSH?

My setup is weird and I can't change it now. I have two machines: local-machine: it's my desktop running Ubuntu with Gnome remote-machine: it's one virtual machine, also running Ubuntu but without X ...
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Install Windows 7 from Ubuntu

I need to install Windows 7 on an Ubuntu PC (and remove Ubuntu), but this PC doesn't have any CD reader. How can I accomplish this?
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Command to create a file owned by another user

I created a directory test owned by the root user, and then I created a file called F1 inside test , now I need to create a file called T5 inside test but by a user called student What is the ...
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Simulate pgrep using plain grep

How can I do pgrep -U someUserName using just ps and grep? I.e. not count on pgrep being set in a system?
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How do you install Linux on a Magnavox h2160mw9 DVD recorder? [closed]

Is there a way to install Linux on a Magnavox h2160mw9 DVD recorder? I'd like a simpler interface and it has lots of useful hardware built-in.
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How can I boot the RedHat Linux Installer on a Mac Pro?

I have an early 2008 mac pro. I want to install redhat 5.8 on it, single boot only. I have a new harddrive in the machine but I can't seem to boot my redhat 5.8 installer. I've held option on boot, ...
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Linux Mint power consumption / CPU

I installed Linux Mint 12(lisa) on my dell lx502 i.e. XPS 15 with an i7-670QM cpu and the nvidia 550M with optimus. However I am concerned about the power consumption. About 21% battery ~= 36 ...
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How to copy files from HDD to HDD with integrity checking

I am moving data from an almost dead HDD to an external USB drive using linux , because for some reason Windows cannot see the data. I want to copy a large amount of data over from the HDD to the USB ...
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Reinstalling Debian Squeeze via APT after significant core package removal

Some background: I accidentally left two problematic repositories in my /etc/apt/sources.list - to be specific, the squeeze-updates repository (changed from "volatile"), and the sid repository. I was ...
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how to make ffmpeg convert files and copy to other folder

I need to convert mp3s from 5 folders to the lower bitrate (192) ones without changing their names. How can I do it? (what command)
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Using Synergy between two clients with different resolutions

I have two fedora systems (running synergy 1.3.7) each with two displays. The synergy server has two displays arranged horizontally and the client has two displays arranged vertically. When I go ...
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Is it possible to fork a symlink?

I have my configuration file (e.g. .zshrc) put into an encfs container. When I log into the system the container is not yet mounted, hence the the symlink is dangling then. Is there a way to let the ...
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How to determine which process sends UDP packets periodically to an IP address?

I tried looping with netstat and but the packets are small and not frequent so do not get caught (can still see them with tcpdump). Need to know which process sends those packets.
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Changing Java from OpenJDK to SunJava

I want to change OpenJDK to SunJava in my ubuntu linux desktop , i have downloaded the "jdk-7.tar.gz" from sun's website, but there problem is how to make the system to use the newly downloaded java ? ...
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How to use shell on WAMP

Is there a way to open shell with WAMP? I need to be able to run some UNIX commands with my local WAMP server. Cheers
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Fedora 16 GUI doesn't start

I installed Fedora 16 about a week ago on my computer, using the live CD with the default partition settings. However, since yesterday my computer won't boot. First I got an error message that I had ...
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Linux Mint 12 - How to disable the bottom toolbar (without gnome-tweak-tool!)

If I disable the bottom toolbar from gnome-tweak-tool =>shell extensions => bottom panel extension (=>off), the next time I restart gnome it will somehow merge the bottom panel to the upper panel and ...
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How to fix very high w_await on linux desktop?

My Linux (Debian sid) desktop started to become sluggish in the last few weeks. When I investigated, I found that: There is no ram shortage -- the system regularly uses only half of its 4G, there is ...
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Unable to mount VirtualBox share with Linux host and Windows guest

I am running Linux Mint 12 and have installed the latest version of VirtualBox. I have installed Windows 7 as a guest. I have also created a share with the name share. I attempted to run the command ...
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unexpected return value of time command

These commands work fine: (calculates time between opening and closing the program) time gedit time emacs time vim But this command always gives a time under 1 second. It's probably time which ...
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How can I improve Nvidia graphics performance in Linux?

I'm running Fedora 16 64-bit, my graphics card is an Nvidia GTS 250. Adobe flash performance is poor compared to Windows, and GPU accelerated video decoding doesn't seem to be fully working (worked ...
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Mount internal HDD - folder location convention (unix)

Is there an agreed convention exactly where to mount internal harddrives? I read people use /mnt/ is used for external space like usb drives or portable harddisks. Some people use /usr/local/share/ ...
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Bash Loops and Text Editors

I've got a handful of servers which have a log file I'd like to monitor. Because the project is new and most of the errors so far have been unique, I'd like to monitor these logs manually for a while. ...
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Network settings are lost after server reboots

I have installed debian on my old computer and assigned a static IP address to it through /etc/network/interfaces. However when I boot my server the settings in the interfaces file are lost. Only ...
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How can I find the RFC file that covers a particular topic?

I have downloaded, and installed the current RFC files via zypper, into /usr/share/doc/rfc/. All my RFC files are gzipped. When I want to find a particular topic, I use this command in my bashrc ...
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How do I edit a file currently being used by vi?

I am new to Linux and trying out Ubuntu 11.10. I am setting up a SSH server and one of the instructions asks me to edit sshd_config file using vi. In vi, I can't remember what happen (it's all a ...
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Custom live Linux distro

How can I make a bootable CD / DVD / USB (read only) after setting my non-broadcasted SID and installing specific applications (Closed source FLASH if needed)? But still act like a Live CD (have all ...
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Looking for a pdf viewer with an ability to specify search string on command line

I would like to be able to specify a search in similar manner to "less -p search_string". I need it to quickly preview changes in pdf's generated with LaTeX so it should be possibly lightweight. It ...
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compiling modern emacs-23 on a linux box with no root privileges

I am trying to compile emacs-23.4 on a Linux box with no root privileges, and I got stuck at this point: ../emacs-23.4/configure --with-gif=no --with-tiff=no [...] make -j32 [...] /usr/bin/ld: ...
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Making POP3 email account

My company's website and email are on a third-party Linux server offered with no sysadmin support. I need to add some email addresses to the thing, and I've been specifically asked for POP3 accounts. ...
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Benefits of NFS-based fileshares

I've been reading up on fileshare tools like NFS the past few days, and I understand the concept of exporting directories, mount points, shared files/directories, etc. However, each of the ...
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Apache VirtualHosts exception

I have following configuration file on my Debian machine: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin me@domain.tld VirtualDocumentRoot /var/workspace/www/%2_%3/%1 <Directory /> ...
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Linux: Shared and mounted directories

Fairly-new to Linux and am trying to see if I can start getting a little clever. I have a server that contains files that I'd like to have "locally" accessible on other servers directly under the / ...
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Configuring clients to use a specific nameserver for a domain? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I set up Linux to use a different DNS server for a certain domain? Right now I have a multiple nameservers defined in my /etc/resolv.conf but they are all used ...
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How can I use the Linux System Rescue CD to backup my windows partition to another computer over a SMB network?

I would like to back up a partition over a network, as it's just a bit too big for a CD. I downloaded the Linux System Rescue CD, seeing that it can do stuff similar to that, but I can't figure out ...
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Would a RAM upgrade do anything

I'm going to be fixing up an old box I had in the closet and running debian on it, going to be an all-purpose server for my own uses... but I wouldn't mind it being a game server or something... if ...