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I can't download anything from repositories

I want to download a packet from one of the Ubuntu repositories and when I enter apt-get install "thepacket" I get the following error: megajc-reloaded needs to be reinstalled, but no files can be ...
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Linux Distro with PPTP/L2TP client support and IP Forwarding

I'm looking for a lightweight linux distro with a nice web based front end that I can throw on a VM to act as a secondary gateway out of my network through a VPN. I currently have a debian VM with ip ...
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Ubuntu Linux freezes after boot up

After a fresh installation of Ubuntu Linux 11.04 under Lenovo G570, when I choose Ubuntu Linux 11.04 in grub menu, Ubuntu freezes in a black screen and even hiting ctrl+alt+f1-f10 didn't make any ...
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why music and video software on my ubuntu does not work?

I had to upgrade music and videos software up to three times , but until now I can not hear music or see the video in ubuntu Can you help me to solve this problem ? please share thanks :)
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Volume / gain too high with ALSA under Debian for an USB sound card

I encounter some issues configuring audio with ALSA on my Seagate Dockstar on which I plugged a little USB audio card. I'm able to play music with MOC but I'm stuck with a volume way to high. ...
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Flash player problems in Chrome on Linux Mint 12

I have pretty funny problem with flash player, I can view movies from youtube, but flash does not save my usage data and don't let me change prefferences. Problem occurs only if I install adblock and ...
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Cannot delete a route in redhat linux

I have the following entry in a redhat linux machine to reject the private network route: Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface 10.0.0.0 - ...
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Monitor AMD/ATI GPU memory usage under linux

Is there a way to monitor the GPU memory usage of ATI graphic cards under linux? I found several solutions for nVidia graphic cards, but nothing for ATI graphic cards. It might be possible with ...
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Filesystem for Linux OS on cheap thumb-drives (liveusb)

Simple version: what filesystem (or more complex setup, perhaps) is best for use on a liveusb system? LiveUSB system with filesystem directly on the drive, not one with compressed system image a-la ...
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Missing library libkolfprivate.so and the symptoms?

Every time I want to install something in pacman I get this info: ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libkolfprivate.so is empty, not checked. ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libkolfprivate.so.4 is empty, not checked. ...
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Linux Password Dictionary

In Linux, When we try to set a user password the system always checks if it is a dictionary word, I want to know Where is this dictionary located in a Linux machine.?? Is it possible to configure the ...
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XP restarts the machine on boot over grub2 menu

There were two HDD attached on computer board. One hdd has Linux installation and the other one has Windows XP (on first partition) and Windows 7 (on second partition) First I installed xp and then ...
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add blinking network-monitor icon in GNOME / XFCE

I'd like to see if i have incomming or outgoing traffic via a little blinking network-monitor icon in my system tray, as it was usual for years within Windows XP, or Android nowadays. I want to see ...
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How to securely allow a custom daemon to restart a proxy?

I have a custom daemon which manages a blacklist for my proxy (HAProxy). When the blacklist is updated I need to reload haproxy so that it has the most recent proxy. Unfortunately manually reloads of ...
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Ubuntu raid configuration lost after reboot

I have a JMicron raid controller on the motherboard, and I have a menu in which I can set RAID arrays when the system boots. I've set it to RAID-1 and added my two identical 2TB disks (the OS disk is ...
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Send bitmap screen output directly to a file

The question Linux program for HTML/JS wallpaper got me thinking... is there a way to open an application so that the raster output which would otherwise be displayed on the screen is rendered as a ...
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dual monitor ubuntu issue

I've recently added to my computer a graphic card I was given in order to have the ability to use a second screen. I think the card is recognised because if I go to System->Administration-> Nvidia X ...
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How can I print individual characters on pre-desktop system log screen in linux at first log message?

I want customize the booting to display a message character by character in the system log display that appears before the desktop login. If I make my own kernel module to do the printing, how can I ...
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Backing up root filesystem

I've recently installed an SSD to my system and moved part of my Linux installation to it. To be on the safe side, I want to backup my whole root filesystem with rsync (just a clone, no versioning, no ...
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Linux mint GRUB issue

I installed linux mint 12 and when I restared 'No such partition ' messgae came and entered into 'Grub rescue' mode.I entered commands and booted successfully. How to repair GRUB now? Because ...
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Unable to connect to thin server on ubuntu

I'm unable to connect to my webserver over the web. I've got an ec2 instance running with ubuntu 11.10 on it. It's running a thin server on port 9292. I can ssh into the ec2 box, and do curl ...
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Gtk3 theme development tips

I've started adopting the default Ubuntu Ambiance theme for my needs, but I find it a very cumbersome process. As soon as I change my theme and load it, it also gets cached so any further changes ...
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How to change tiling layout in KDE 4.7

I am using KDE 4.7.4 and enabled tiling. Is there a way to see the current tiling layout and to change the tiling layout for a specific desktop, similar to what you would do in the Awesome window ...
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Catching forked subproceses

I'm running a game in wine that requires pasuspender to kill pulseaudio so the game can run on alsa. However, it looks like the script and wine itself are forking separate processes so that ...
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Dualbooting, partitions or virtualization?

Hi, I am trying to have Windows 8 and Fedora 17 in a dual boot setup on my laptop. At first I installed Windows 8, gave it first 40GBs of the drive to play with ( windows installer cut off first ...
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Linux and battery usage [closed]

I want to install a linux distro on my laptop but I do not want to have a massive battery drain. I remember reading some kernels drain the battery faster then others? Would Mint Linux or Ubuntu out of ...
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Linux guest under VMWare - Literally HUGE fonts in some applications and situations

So I have installed a Linux guest (Ubuntu 12.04 alternate with expert install), for development. (Easier than keeping around cygwin and stuff.) But it happens, that some windows come up with huge ...
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Crappy YouTube quality with HTML5 player?

I have a fresh installation of Fedora 17 Beta that I've installed the relevant codecs for. VLC seems to be handling playback. However, on all the YouTube videos with the HTML5 player the quality is ...
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tiling WM with resizable stack windows?

Right now I'm using dwm and for the most part loving it. It does almost everything I want, which is great, but there is one more thing I'd like that I'm not sure what WM can or can't do, or if there's ...
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Disable screen scaling in Xvesa?

Is it possible to disable the X screen from stretching to fill the monitor? For instance, if Xvesa is configured to display 800x600, can I have that 800x600 box centered in the middle of the screen ...
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How can I force Thunderbird to use my preferred text color and to ignore the text color specified in incoming messages?

I use a dark theme in Ubuntu. Everything is fine in Thunderbird except for the messages that arrive where a font color is specified ( I assume Outlook forces a color to be specified). Those messages ...
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hard disk partition for Arch Linux and FreeBSD

I want some advice on how to make the partition for Arch Linux and FreeBSD. I want the two systems to share a swap partition, but I don't know if it can work. And I also want a partition to share data ...
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Errors bootstrapping pkgsrc on RHEL5.2

I'm trying to build pkgsrc on RHEL 5.2 using: ./bootstrap --prefix=$HOME/$( uname -m )/pkg --unprivileged I burned some time tracking down an error caused by having MAKEFLAGS set to ...
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How to Reset a mini-PCIe Card without Rebooting (Linux)

First, some context. Fed up with my old netbook stuttering with 720p videos and flash content all the time, I decided to look around for a solution. Finally I decided on CrystalHD, a video decoder ...
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Subversion post-commit with different user

I've installed subversion and have the following setup: The repo is /home/svn/tester (apache:apache). The site is /var/www/tester (tester:tester). I've checked out the tester repo to ...
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Modify PATH variable for X11 during log-in

I am working on some lab computers (read: no administrative rights) that, if I log in, I need to change the PATH variable as X11 starts. The reason is that I need to change the PATH variable at this ...
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keymapping when ssh-ing from mac to linux

I'm using Lion to ssh -X to a linux machine and work on some code thats located on it. I open up an editor on the remote machine (usually matlab) and program on it. My problem is that in the linux ...
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Failed to boot macbook from Ubuntu USB

I am trying to put Ubuntu on my aging Macbook, as my optical drive is dead, I am following this guide to do so via USB. The process seems to go fine in the terminal, but when I boot I only get a ...
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gpasswd and access to a file or directory

As I understand it if I run the command gpasswd -A username directoryname I assign administrator privileges to username for the directory directoryname. This means that username is able to add new ...
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File system concepts (df command)

I'm finding it difficult to understand some stuffs about the df command. Suppose I type df and I have the following output Filesystem 1k-blocks Used Avail Capacity Mounted on ...
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virtualbox virtual machine on usb flash drive

In my Linux class, we created virtual machines on flash drives, and installed Lubuntu on them. We are supposed to be able to now run our virtual machines on any computer with oracle vm installed, at ...
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Mutt - View All Mail from All Subscribed Folders

I'm running into an issue that I feel should be relatively easy to resolve, however I find myself unable to do so. :) I currently have mutt set up with my email server and all is well regarding ...
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Multi screen and tags in awesome wm

Is there a way to assign names to the screens or better, to use names as displayed by xrandr (LVDS1 etc). My problem is that the VGA screen sometimes gets number 1, and sometimes 2. I would like to ...
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A Linux desktop with a multi-monitor setup that respects display bounds

I've had problems using a multi-monitor setup on a native installation of Ubuntu using Gnome, namely – when I set up my laptop to be left of my main 23" monitor, I have them aligned so that the bottom ...
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“sh: /usr/sbin/xenstored: not found” - But it's there?

What would cause running the file /usr/sbin/xenstored to print sh: /usr/sbin/xenstored: not found However, the file /usr/sbin/xenstored is there and is not a symbolic link. Actually I should be ...
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How can I diagnose a multi-OS reproducible boot-reboot cycle?

Over the weekend one of our Beowulf cluster nodes went offline. It's a Fedora 16 machine. When I try to boot it up, it goes through grub, gets to "initializing ramdisk..." and then reboots every time. ...
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how to properly edit hosts, hostname and resolf.conf?

I have been searching the Internet for a real nop tutorial on the subject but could not found any direct info. on how to edit these files the proper way. I have a Debian Internet server that I use to ...
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Change location of storing mysql database

Im running a linux server and I wondering if and how could I change the contents of Mysql server to be saved on an external hardrive instead of the place where it is being stored now.
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What happens if cron.daily is not terminating

Today I had to realize that some cron jobs werent run on my server! In the log files I find this: Mar 13 03:30:01 osp-server anacron[7261]: Anacron 2.3 started on 2012-03-13 Mar 13 03:30:01 ...
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Is there a cross platform way to encrypt a USB thumb drive partition? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Encryption Program for Flash drive data I sometimes carry sensitive data around on a thumb drive when travelling overseas. However, ideally it should be encrypted. I ...