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Linux permissioning issues

I'm trying to create a MySQL table on a different hard drive than the default. I get a permissioning error when MySQL tries to create the file. I think I can boil it down to the following lines of ...
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Linux virtualization choices with graphic acceleration / video card support

I am in the process of building a new desktop machine for work and fun. I am looking to run a undecided flavor of Linux (guessing Ubuntu) as my primary OS and several Windows installs with a Windows ...
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How do I set what should happen in terminal on a certain command?

If I execute cal 2013 in terminal, it echoes the calendar for the year 2013. For the matter of fun, I'd like the terminal to echo This year won't come. How should I do this? I tried adding ...
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Some boot speed questions (Linux & Windows)

I've recently installed Windows alongside my OpenSuse installation. Now I have a plan for quick booting and switching of OS's, but I need someone to tell me if this is indeed possible. 1- How do I go ...
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How to using redirection to create a file

I have a linux script that generates a string and prints it to the console. I want this string to be the name of a file and open it for editing in vi. How can this be done?
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Does availability of outbound SSH connection means SSH tunnel possible?

At work, my company has lately gone crazy and has started blocking all the sites (Almost all, facebook, gtalk, picasa, hotmail, gmail etc etc). But, I have observed that they allow any outbound SSH ...
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How do I get the number pad on a usb keyboard working in Linux?

My USB keyboard in Ubuntu Intrepid Linux has stopped working at all, and on any numpad keypress, will move the mouse cursor to the left side of the screen. The same behaviour is present with numlock ...
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Get folder with largest number at the end of the name in Linux and OS X

I asked this question yesterday with Linux, but I realized I need to get it working in both Linux and OS X. Link to earlier question: Get folder with largest number at the end of the name in Linux. ...
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Clean up sha256sum output

running sha256sum folder/file` returns 711ad4b9939e0e20e591d753103717f40e794babc4129a0670fd342309bec5af *folder/file I want to output the sum with just the filename next to it so that it looks ...
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Which regular expression standard is used in grep?

Is the regular expression standard used in grep POSIX + ASCII or something else is mixed in?
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Linux Terminal that supports customizing icon, cursor color as well as all other colors

Besides evilvte, is there any terminal emulator on Linux which (without crashing) allows me to, on a per host basis, specify both cursor, foreground and background color and also icon (that is, the ...
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Commenting in a wget list?

I need to download about 100 packages so I'm using wget-list to make it easier. My question however, is once I've made the list (I assume it's in a .txt format), is there a way I can insert comments ...
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Upgrade my Lenovo's x200s to an SSD

I'm currently using a Lenovo x200s laptop, which I am very happy with. I have Linux installed, and I would like to upgrade the existing HD to use a solid state drive. I was wondering how I could ...
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search text in files and display file name only in Linux

I am using find some_dir -name "*.some_ext" | xargs -l10 grep "some_expr" to find files in folder, but I just want to display the file name but not all file content. Any solution?
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Appending text to profile in ubuntu

I want to append following text to my profile file from script: JAVA_HOME="/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun" CATALINA_HOME="/usr/share/tomcat6" CATALINA_BASE="/var/lib/tomcat6" ANT_HOME="/usr/share/ant" ...
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Is there 'file indexer' for EVERY file on linux?

I'm using winXP and openSUSE... On win, I have 'search everything' tool, which indexes every file in comp.. Is there a similar tool for linux.. It saves me much time... Thank you... ...
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Linux file association

With a desktop environment, there are file associations that goes with it. I'm a minimalistic user, who doesn't use any of such, but still want some kind of file associations to ease my burden. So ...
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How to copy a Read-Only file and make the copy writable with a single cp command?

How to copy a Read-Only file in Linux and make the copy writable with a single cp command in Linux (Ubuntu 10.04)? The --no-preserve and --preserve seemed to be good candidates, except that they ...
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How to swap non-memory usb devices?

There are plenty of tools for umounting/mounting/automounting usb flash/pen drives/dongles/hard drives. There's the Device Notifier on kde 4, for example. But what about other devices like ...
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Installing Cent OS using Windows

I downloaded centos from their official bittorrent.It contained two iso files and md5sum.txt,sha1sum.txt and sha256sum.txt and also md5sum.txt.asc,sha1sum.txt.asc and sha256sum.txt.asc.Now when I ...
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Transmission of arbitrary data through an HDMI port

There seems to be something of a trend these days to fail to equip cheap consumer laptops with decent expansion capabilities: no ExpressCard slot, USB 2 (not 3), no eSATA port. However, HDMI ports ...
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On typing ls the folder should appear in green colour

When I type "ls" in the linux terminal the folder names should appear in green color and file name in black color. How do I do this?
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Why are 'chown' and 'chgrp' not working?

I've just installed Ubuntu 10.10 AMD-64 and mounted several partitions into /mnt/ directory. Now I want to be able to perform operations on those partitions without limitations. I'm trying to change ...
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Virtualized Linux on my Windows 7, which is the IP of the linux?

I have installed debian on my windows 7 with vmware player. I would like to access it with SSH from Windows 7. What should I do? Thanks
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How to run Visual Studio (Win7) remotely from a Linux box?

I have a Linux desktop that is just easier to program on (for me) than a laptop. I have a laptop running Windows 7 that I want to write some programs (C++/C#) with VS on the remote laptop. What are ...
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Installing Linux, IDE or SATA?

THE QUESTION: Is there an advantage to installing Linux on a SATA or IDE drive? I'm hoping to stream media from this server so would it be best to keep the faster SATA disks for that data? FURTHER ...
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kill a hung xterm

I used to rlogin/telnet a server and use xterm& to create several xterm sessions. But from time to time, the xterm may hang there and not responding at all(window can't be closed), leaving just a ...
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Linux vs. BSD. Decide for Me [closed]

So I've decided to format one of my hard drives that I barely ever use and install a free, open operating system on it alongside my Windows 7 install. I'm torn between what I want to install, so I'm ...
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Remove files which have a certain syntax

I have a couple of files which follow this syntax: *_yyyy-mm-dd_hhhmmm.* Example: *_2010-01-01_00h10m.* *_2010-01-01_01h10m.* *_2010-01-01_02h10m.* *_2010-01-01_03h10m.* ... ...
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phpMyAdmin: Cannot load mcrypt extension. Please check your PHP configuration

I get this error message on the phpMyAdmin login page: phpMyAdmin: Cannot load mcrypt extension. Please check your PHP configuration. Does someone knows the reason for it? Thanks, Udo
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Linux: substituting lines in files without need to escape

Usually when I need to replace some lines in a file, the first tool that comes to mind is sed -i: sed -i 's|tool:.*|tool: some-tool|' However, it's inconvenient when there are . characters in the ...
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Unix Permissions issue with users belonging to the same group accessing a folder

I have a folder I'd really like to allow another user on this machine access to. I'm using mt-daapd to serve music to the network, so I'd like to enable the mt-daapd user to access my Music directory, ...
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Linux (Xubuntu,ubuntu,kubuntu) install problem!

I'm try to install XUbuntu 10.10 (AMD64) on a Pc, when I set the language, and press Enter on "Try XUbuntu without installing", appears the Xubuntu logos and remain fixed for many hours without giving ...
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Where did 100GB go?

I have Ubuntu installed on my laptop. cfdisk shows 150GB hard disk which is correct. Baobab shows 56GB only. Also, wherever I try to download something using Transmission torrent client it ...
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How to diagnose computer freezing problem

I have a laptop (a Medion from Aldi) that tends to hang quite often - so often, in fact, that several attempts to install Windows XP or Ubuntu on it have all failed. However, I am able to boot and ...
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To improve my productivity: how to lock the /etc/hosts file on Linux with a passcode?

I would like to lock the /etc/hosts file somehow in a way that only someone else can unlock it, possibly using a lock code. I would then give the passcode to someone else. I'm running Ubuntu 10.10.
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Okular doesn't allow me to do reviews on certain pdfs

As the title says I found a particular pdf in wich okular's review function is not working. Whenever I press F the review menu doesn't show, and by trying to access it via tools -> menu it looks like ...
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Finding all processes that are using a given port [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Finding the process that is using a certain port in Linux More specifically, how can I find out what processes are using port 8080 (for example a web server)?
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Mounting folder under ubuntu

I have a folder on my drive, which I would like to try mounting as a iso9660 cd. I've tried mount -t iso9660 131/ ~/mnt/ -o loop but mount complains that it is a folder. Is there any way to fake it ...
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Are there any terminal emulators written in Java?

I'm looking for a terminal emulator that does the same thing as gnome-terminal or konsole, except written in Java.
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Can root create the directory if not exists while backups

I am getting the databases from mysql and my database name is username_something. I am getting the username and then puting the respective backups in corresponding folders like tar bala bla ...
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Accessing VPN resources in Windows guest from Linux host

I have a Ubuntu hosting a Windows XP box (using VirtualBox). The Windows XP box is connected to work using Check Point VPN-1. Essentially this enables me to go to my Windows box and do something like ...
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Computer as switch

I need to configure my computer as internet switch to pass DHCP packets and normal internet transfer from LAN to WiFi. Is it possible? --EDIT-- I've got Wireless network and one computer is ...
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Unknown encoder 'libmp3lame'

I'm using ffmpeg to convert my files but when I tried to convert WAV -> MP3 I got this error. It's surprising for me cause I installed this one yesterday. What could happen?
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Re-Downloading Linux (Kernel) Source

yesterday i downloaded source of my virtual linux kernel and tried to compile it. It compiled indeed but could not boot from the new kernel. Then today i decided to re-downloading after removing ...
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Can I run the Linux Fortran compiler for Intel with Cygwin?

I'm on Windows 7, 64-bit. Can I run the Linux Fortran compiler for Intel with Cygwin?
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Running software on linux through Wine

Our school is setting up a Linux computer lab for students to use. We have Kinetic Books and would like to run it on these computers. The software is java-based. Is it possible to run it under Wine? ...
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Toolkit / tool for PDF checking?

Looking for a command line tool for Windows / linux environment that can check a PDF file for any errors (not for repairing).
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Can I use Linux Mint to act as a router?

Can I use Mint as a Router service, similar to the service in Ubuntu (called: Router Advertisement Daemon?). Does Mint support this and what solutions are available for this? Have dabbled in Linux ...
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Mac OS X - video call with iPhone 4 users

Is there any application I can use on a Mac and people can use on their iPhones 4 to do video calls? If beyond Mac OS X apps you can also mention Ubuntu Linux and WIndows apps that can do that too, I ...