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installed new otf font but is not listed in terminal

IMPORTANT: I don't have root access to machine I'm working on. I installed otf font in my home directory using http://tacticalvim.wordpress.com/2010/01/17/installing-fonts-in-your-home-directory-on-...
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Changing multiple lines in to single line with spaces in linux

I have following data with multiple lines username: joe empid: 1111 status: resigned username: tom emid: 1234 username: kate empid: 2222 status: resigned What I want is to get the data in to ...
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Power loss during mdadm RAID level change

As per the title, my mdadm RAID was in the process of migrating from level 6 to 5 when the power cut out momentarily. Unfortunately I am no longer able to reassemble the array - the assemble command ...
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How do I move files out of nested subdirectories into another folder in ubuntu? (Trying to strip off many subfolders)

How do I move files and not directories into another folder/parent folder? I have a folder structure that is extremely ugly, with some .mp3 files buried 6 levels deep in a sub-folder. I want to ...
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Renaming multiple files at once with a pattern on Ubuntu

I have around 300 files named some_name_123456789.zip another-name2_987654321.zip something(1)_123454321.zip [2]something_987656789.zip I need to rename them all to ds_123456789.zip ds_987654321....
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Google Talk plugin not working in Debian 64 bit

I'm using Siduction 64 bit (this is a Debian distro which runs off of the sid branch), and the Google Talk plugin has stopped working. My system is up to date, and I've tested both Chrome and Firefox. ...
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USB failing silently on linux

I have an external USB hard drive which works perfectly most of the time but sometimes when I plug it in nothing happens. Nothing is outputted to dmesg when this happens. Rebooting always fixes the ...
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Linux Mint syslog file?

I was checking my syslog file in the var/log directory. I am using Linux Mint. First of all, the log file is only showing the log for today's date. The log for yesterday is not showing. Does the ...
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How to set the owner of a mounted partition in Linux?

I have two mechanical HDD's in my computer.I run Windows on disk 0 and Crunchbang on disk 1. I always have to use elevated privileges in Crunchbang in order to copy files to the NTFS partition in ...
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How do I launch an hourly version of anacron?

I have a cron job (system update) that fires off every hour. However, I would like it to be reset every time the machine resumes from standby or hibernation. The command is already launched at each ...
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Accidentally deleted my /bin folder?

I was screwing around in a root terminal, and I accidentally deleted my entire /bin folder. Is this dangerous? What should I do to fix this? root@laptop:/# ls -l / total 80 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root ...
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Linux for multiple, independent slide shows for theatre productions?

I just finished up a production of The Elephant Man where we used three laptops running Power Point that fed three different projectors, with three different slide shows, all controlled by one person. ...
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Disk writing percentage on linux

How can I get what process uses disk(hdd). In windows there is Disk tab in task manager. Don't pay attention to that arrow, I found a random image from the web. I really like htop but it does not ...
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Mono sound output in Ubuntu?

Is there an easy way of forcing mono sound output - for one ear, one earphone, one speaker?
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What's the proper way to forward audio from i386 executables that use ALSA to an x64 pulse server?

I'm running Kubuntu Raring x64, and I had a program that I was unable to compile under my 64-bit environment but there was an already compiled version (32-bit) available for download (specifically ...
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Why do we have login, non-login, interactive, and non-interactive bash shells?

So the bash man pages explain what login and interactive shells are: A login shell is one whose first character of argument zero is a -, or one started with the --login option. An ...
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Cannot install 3.4 Linux headers on Acer C7 Chromebook running ChrUbuntu 12.04

So, I'm trying to install Virtual Box on my ChrUbuntu, however, it complained about headers being missing. So, I used the script here: #!/bin/bash set -x # # Grab verified boot utilities from ...
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Can I run mediawiki and wordpress on a chromebook by using developer mode?

On my chromebook, is it possible to download and install apache, php, and mysql from developer mode's terminal, for the purposes of running mediawiki and wordpress?
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Installing FVWM in Arch Linux

I recently successfully installed Arch Linux in VirtualBox, for the first time. I want to install FVWM, so I installed X Server, and then ran pacman -S fvwm. It says that fvwm has been installed, but ...
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Debian/xfce kmix volume

Does anyone know how to make all the audio streams update at once? At the moment, if I update the main volume control it will not update everything. ie. there is a separate stream for Chrome, VLC, or ...
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Converting Windows batch to Linux script (Batch create symbolic links by first character)

As a noob to Linux and scripting I'm unsure as to how to convert this into a linux script or even where to start. Essentially I want to create a script that creates alphabetized folders A-Z, symlink ...
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SSH auth fail when connecting to Ubuntu 12.04 server edition

I've got problem with ssh login after fresh installment of ubuntu 12.04 server edition on a virtual machine (based on VM player). The host machine is Win7. Openssh server version 1.0.1 Every time I ...
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Define IPTABLES rule

I am working with a linux based UTM appliance and have some disagreement with the client on the operation. THere is a standard GUI to configure port forwards in the firewall but for some reason he ...
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What's a good database-backed X.509 certificate authority on Linux

I've been using OpenSSL as an X.509 certificate authority. Because multiple machines will need to create certificates, I've exported the certificate authority folder on a distributed filesystem. When ...
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How do I automatically login into the Chrome OS as guest mode?

I only use my Google Chromebook to browse the net. I don't want to be bothered with logging in order to open the Chrome browser. sean...@chromium.org suggests the following solution in https://groups....
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Filtering out incomplete log entries

I'm trying to get some garbage collection logs into Splunk. However, when java starts garbage collection, it starts the log entry, then when it's done it puts in the end of the entry. Splunk treats ...
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Problems with mounting HFS+ drives

I have a problem mounting some hfsplus drives. I just need them mounted readonly. (disabling journal is not an option) I did a lot of research and found out that due to changes from kernel version 2.6....
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2 versions of Linux, same home directory, what will work?

I have a new laptop and I would like to try some different versions of Linux. Can I dual boot and set the home to be on the same partition when installing? Will the installer work correctly if I do ...
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Booting Kali Linux from USB from a MacBook Pro running on Windows 7

I wiped OS X from my computer a while ago and started using Windows 7 instead (school and work reasons). I am trying to install Kali Linux on my computer on a separate partition. I have tried too many ...
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laptop is getting too hot after switching from Windows 8 to Ubuntu 13.04

Ever since I switched from Windows 8 to Ubuntu 13.04 my Laptop is getting way to hot. When I run sensors I frequently get something like: acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +86.0°...
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Eyefinity and Touchscreen under Linux

I need to setup a system that supports six monitors and I was thinking to use ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6. As OS I need to put Linux (Debian or Ubuntu). I found on the internet and also here at ...
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Transferring from Windows to Ubuntu

I am currently using Microsoft windows and I want to shift from windows to Linux, but I have huge data on my hard disk which is placed on other drives other than C drive. Is my data on other drives is ...
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partclone, ntfsclone, partimage, G4L: compatibility and feature set

I have a very specific use case for which I am looking into Linux-based backup solutions that can be used to back up (not necessarily clone) and restore a Windows system (XP through 8.1 must be ...
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Reverse scroll direction on Awesome WM

I cannot seem to find out how to set the mouse scroll direction in Awesome. I would like to set it to the natural direction (like OS X) How can I accomplish this?
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sudo: Sorry, user root is not allowed to execute

This command fails on OpenSuSE 11.4: root@host# sudo -S -u "coreapp_customer1_d" -g "coreapp_customer1_d" /bin/bash -l -c "mkdir -p /home/coreapp_customer1_d/.ssh" with this message: Sorry, user ...
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How to upload multiple files to FTP from linux server?

I have for example database backups in my linux server and I would like to write a script to upload it to remote FTP. I tried put command, but it can only transfer one file at a time. Then tried mput ...
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How to change video mode in Debian Wheezy on VirtualBox 4.1.12?

I've installed Debian Wheezy on VirtualBox 4.1.12 (running in Ubuntu 12.04) and have troubles setting the video mode. vga=xxx isn't possible anymore, instead, the video mode should be set using GRUB. ...
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shell script for finding the unix noun phrase

one entry in the on database is: LPE-1*story#1/1 of pearl#1/2*historia de la perla*storia della perla* histoire de la perle* história da pérola*istoria perlei*TOPIC The fields are separated by ...
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Proper Linux-based internet usage monitor

Anyone knows a Linux-based internet usage monitor that is decent, and up to date? I found an up to date one, Download Monitor, but that's tied up to Ubuntu Unity App. I found an up to date doc, ...
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Is there a shortkeys supported audio player on linux?

Background: I'd like to listen the foreign language material sentence by sentence, so I want a audio player that has shortkeys for play/pause/backward/forward/repeat. The repeat function is most ...
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Package 'libpango-1.0-0' has no installation candidate

I'm very new linux and recently In a very bold move I installed only ubuntu 13.04 on m laptop. no I have issue and I wanna install libpango-1.0-0 package with following command : sudo apt-get install ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 folder permissions (lost access to any folders after setting up sftp)

I have had an ubuntu 12.10 server running for a while with dlna and samba running successfully. On a previous build, I had an sftp server running and I wanted to do it again. First, I updated all ...
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How to make an open file unmodifiable

I have a file that is open by a program for writing (it's a log4j log). I want to test a theory about what happens if the file system becomes read-only while the file is still open. I haven't been ...
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Easier way to forward ports

I was wondering if there is a simpler way to forward data through my DSL modem and router to my server without forwarding each port individually? While still maintaining security.
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Why journaling use so much space in mongodb?

I have a mongodb database that uses approximately 1GB of space. I was surprised when my server ran out of space, and then I realized that the journal uses 3GB. The documentation says that "Once ...
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Why rebooting the system takes longer than a shutdown in fedora?

I'm a fedora (19/ x86-64) user. When I power off the system, it always takes about 3 to 4 seconds to shut down. But whenever I reboot the system, it takes the system much longer (about 30 seconds or ...
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Gentoo LDFLAGS optimizations really needed?

I'm using Gentoo Linux. Here is my toolchain: sys-kernel/linux-headers-3.9 sys-devel/binutils-2.23.1 USE="cxx nls zlib -multislot -multitarget -static-libs {-test} -vanilla" sys-devel/gcc-4.7.3-r1:...
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No hibernate option - Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon

Since the time I've moved to Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon, I'v never had the hibernate option. I tried following instructions at http://www.linuxandlife.com/2012/06/how-to-enable-hibernation-in-linux-mint....
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Raid0 assemble disk again?

Our server recently suffered a disk failure, so our hosting provider put a new Disk in with CentOS so we can login and see if we can recover the data. We had 2 x 120 GB SSD drives in software RAID0 ...
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ifupdown: interface does not get properly configured

Since some days ago, I'm suffering a traumatic problem with Debian Wheezy. Every time I boot the server, the only up interface is loopback. I have configured a static IP at /etc/network/interfaces ...