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Do I need to reformat my new NTFS disk when using it on Linux, even if it's working?

I recently purchased a Western Digital External Hard Disk. My computer has only Ubuntu 11.04 runnning on it. The disk also seems to be working fine. I can mount it, store and copy files to and out of ...
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ctrl+alt recognized as 'primary' on HP 8440p

I have a strange problem with my keyboard. I just wanted to set a keyboard shortcut on my xfce desktop (Settings Manager > Window Manager > Keyboard) but when I press ctrl + alt + shift + up ...
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Boot from USB using GRUB

My friend's laptop was in a car accident (he's fine!). However the laptop is very old its an Acer Aspire 1520 the CD-rom drive is broken and there is no floppy drive. I made him a USB boot before I ...
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how to change keyboard layout from Spanish to English

I installed a virtual linux machine using a existing vmdk which I got from an Spanish guy. after the installation, I found the keyboard layout is totally different from my laptop's keyboard, I guess ...
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Mounting a network dir locally on Linux

I am using a VPN connection. The place I'm connecting to has two computers I want to access via SSH in tty mode. Furthermore, they have some files I want to edit locally. Is there a way to mount ...
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Sharing an Intel RST between Windows and Linux

I have an Intel z68 motherboard, which makes use of Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) -- Version 10.5. If possible, I'd like to split my RAID 1+0 RST drive equally between a Linux and Windows ...
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Shrink EXT3 and Expand NTFS

I have a partition table that looks like this: [root@tower ~]# fdisk /dev/sda WARNING: DOS-compatible mode is deprecated. It's strongly recommended to switch off the mode (command 'c') and ...
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How can I copy files from and send files to a remote Linux machine on my Macbook Pro on a SSH connection?

Using my PC I just used Tunnelier, it took care of all the dirty work for me. Now that I have got a MacBook Pro (for design purposes) I am at a loss of how to send my files to the Linux server. Any ...
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How to use Linux computer's mouse on a remote Windows computer?

I've got a Linux tablet, and would like to use it to control the mouse on my remote Windows computer. Is there any currently existing software that would allow me to do this? If it matters, the ...
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Location for linux libraries without sudo?

I'm at a shared terminal and I want to build a program that works fine on my home computer. I don't have sudo permissions. I need to build a couple of libraries: GotoBlas and UMFpack. Is there some ...
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Development Environment

I needed to migrate from Linux to Windows recently. It means, I currently do not own any local enviroment. I'm looking for sugestions. I have two possibilities: 1. set up in office server 2. buy a ...
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Command prompt in Windows and Linux — What is their language called?

When the command prompt is being used to do networking, searching, setting parameters in the localhost, etc, what is the language used to enter in the command prompt in Windows? How about in Linux? ...
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cd ~ dumps me in a seemingly empty directory

This is on a Linux mint box. I'm told everywhere to use the command cd ~ To switch to the root directory before doing some command line magic. For some reason though, it dumps me in a directory ...
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eth1 ethernet adapter stopped loading in Ubuntu

I have had a working setup for 3 weeks which suddenly stopped working this morning. I can't identify what changed. I have two network interfaces on my main (Ubuntu 10.10) PC; eth0 is an ethernet card ...
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How to access http://localhost on the host operating system if the server is in a virtual machine?

I always used XAMPP for my LAMP environment and developed directly on Windows 7. But now I want to do all my web development on Linux so I installed Ubuntu in virtualbox and installed PHP/MySQL and ...
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E: The package tzdata needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it

I need to re-install this to upgrade 11.04 Ubuntu to 11.10 I keep getting an error when I try: sudo apt-get install tzdata E: The package tzdata needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an ...
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Guest and host cannot see each other using linux-kvm and macvtap

I'm migrating a kvm virtual machine from an old host (both hardware and OS) to a new one. For networking, virt-manager proposed me a new option: macvtap. This looked a good alternative to setting up ...
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Clone Windows partition from Linux

So I've got a 120 GB Intel SSD, with a partition for Windows and another for Ubuntu. Ubuntu is my main OS, Windows is for gaming. But now I'm looking to install Mac OS X, and I'd like it to be on the ...
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Multi-core and copy speed

What i want to do is to copy 500K of files. I want to copy within server from one destination to another.It includes emails mostly so many small files. Its over 23 GB only but takes so long (over ...
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Bacula daemon not listening properly

I set Bacula up a few days ago, and everything seemed fine. I noticed today that jobs were failing, and upon investigation, it looks like bacula-sd is just not listening on the port it should be ...
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What's the oldest supported program for Linux? [closed]

How far back does Linux's backwards compatibility extend?
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Is there something like the unix command “top” for CUDA?

More generally, how can you check the current status of your GPU? (current number of threads running, memory state, and so on). (I'm using linux, so Windows-only solutions, while interesting, won't ...
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Under ISPConfig 3 no account can login since resetting my MySQL root password

I am running ISPConfig 3 under CentOS and I had to manually reset my MySQL root account password yesterday. Since resetting the password I haven't been able to login to ISPConfig's web interface with ...
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Rendundant & versioned filesystem [closed]

Introduction Only wimps use tape backup: real men just upload their important stuff on ftp, and let the rest of the world mirror it! (Linus Torvalds) That was a long time ago (well... 1996!). ...
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Remotely shutting down the system (restarting) and instant booting

Is there a way to perform a sort of "hard reset" on a remote system (running linux)? The issue i'm facing is related to one of the hard drives dying during I/O and becoming inaccessible - after ...
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GRUB error: unknown filesystem

I replaced my old laptop drive which was win7 and ubuntu dual boot with an SSD. Now I connected the old drive through a USB adapter and I want to boot from it. But this comes up: unknown filesystem ...
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Is there a way to automatically prevent sleeping during the day in Linux?

I wouldn't mind if it would automatically sleep after n minutes of inactivity in the evening and night, but during the day I'd like it if it wouldn't do that, to make sure it doesn't accidentally kill ...
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Which Kernel version does Ubuntu Install on 11.10?

On a clean install which kernel comes with 11.10? And if possible which other distros have the same or similar one so I can test a hardware failure I keep having on a clean install. Update: I didn't ...
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How can I disable the wheel-button paste feature in Ubuntu?

In Ubuntu, the mouse middle-button (wheel-button) pastes the clipboard contents when clicked. When I'm scrolling it keeps pasting things between my codes and most times I don't notice. I can solve ...
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Ubuntu Update Manager package operation failed

I"m trying to update my Ubuntu, and previously my internet connection went out when trying to update, now all i get is this error message: Package operation failed The installation or removal of a ...
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How to only allow a program to write to a directory if it is mounted?

I have a program which writes some files to a directory. My problem is that if the directory isn't mounted for some reason, the program writes to the directory anyway, but the files end up in the ...
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How do I stop Spotify from crashing?

I am using Spotify on wine on Linux (Ubuntu). It worked fine before, but after I uninstalled and re-installed it, for some reason every time I run it, it doesn't work. It crashes after I log in. When ...
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Can I use bash features such as word completion and scrolling in SFTP?

Is it possible to use the bash features such as word completion, reverse search, scrolling, etc. in SFTP? When I try the scroll feature with the up-arrow, it always writes the symbol ^^^.
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Continuously monitor files opened/accessed by a process

lsof -p 12345 will list all the files opened by process whose pid is 12345 but only for a particular instant of time. How can we continuously monitor a process from the start to end(until process is ...
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Software like xclip that comes standard on just about all Linux Distros with X?

I have an application that needs to access the clipboard on *nix OSs but I do not have access to the x event loop because of how it works. Therefore I need to send a command to another application to ...
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I believe I've deleted MySQL root user, how do I recreate it?

I'm running ISPConfig on CentOS and I don't know how, but I don't seem to have a root mysql user. I can stop mysqld with /etc/init.d/mysqld stop Start it again and skip grant tables mysqld_safe ...
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Linux: Howto get same output filenames of batch conversion with different extension?

I am using Timidity to convert a lot of midi files to mp3. I was wondering if there is a standard way of specifying a output pattern so that it converts all the *.mid files to /path/*.wav I ask this ...
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does 'noatime' make sense for a read-only filesystem?

mount -o remount,ro,noatime As the title says - if the filesystem is actually read-only, does noatime have any affect?
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LINUX [UBUNTU]: screenlog.0 - modify path

I have a screen command like this: screen -A -h 1500 -m -dmS SKY-001 /home/SKY-users/SKY-001/./ ... I'd like to start the output logging and save the screenlog.0 file to /home/SKY-users/SKY-001. ...
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How can I remove a directory with rm - rf?

I try to remove a folder with rm -rf foldername … but it says rm: cannot remove folder :is a directory. What's wrong?
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move the gnome-panel to second monitor (Linux Mint 11/12, Gnome 2 & 3)

Introduction I'm new to Linux Mint but I do use Linux since 2003 (mostly debian and ubuntu). Up to now it was always possible to easily move a panel in Gnome to where ever I wanted it by pressing ...
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How to repeat each line of a file, from the Linux command line?

How to make a file like: one two three ... into: one one two two three three ... I'm thinking this must be possible with one simple Linux command. If my editor had block selections or macros ...
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What are the benefits of using Linux OS to develop a PHP based website?

in a PHP dev environment I recently visited, the lead dev was adamant that they use Linux on their machines for Zend development. I personally use Windows and have the same results during ...
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How to start wuala on the linux commandline with auto login

When i start wuala on the linux commandline like this, it logs me in and the folder is mounted: wualamcd login username password enableAutoLogin I can shut it down from another console typing ...
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How do I umount device that has been mounted twice

I have a /dev/sdf mounted to /mnt/db and accidentally mounted it again to /mnt/db2 (I intended to mount /dev/sdh). Is there any way to umount /dev/sdf but only for the 2nd mount? The /mnt/db ...
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Any way to restart copying of a large file from where it was interrupted

at work, I sshed to a remote server at another location of my company. I generally use scp to copy files from/to remote server from local Ubuntu machine i work on. Recently while I was copying a file ...
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Why does Album Cover Art Downloader (Linux) not find any album cover art?

I installed the Ablum cover Art Downloader on my OpenSuse11.4 laptop, but no matter how simple I make the search terms, the program does not find a thing. I already tried all combinations of ...
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Linux: How to monitor incoming pings

Can I somehow monitor incoming pings on a Linux machine? netcat doesn't seem to support that.
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Not having to type the passphrase in debsign

I'm building a debian package ( .deb ) with a continuous integration server ( Hudson ). It's work fine for building unsigned package. But i want my hudson-user to be able to sign the package ...
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Computer without Graphic Card, Asus P8P67

I'm having some requirement to built a computer without Graphic Card (no inboard, no external, nothing). The OS installation (Linux) and setup will use an external Graphic Card for sure, but after ...