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Modifying Windows registry from within Linux

I have a windows dd image that I have locally mounted. I need to apply a series of registry tweaks from a known .reg file, within this Linux environment. I can't seem to find any tool that satisfies ...
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Linux Mint fails to start X automatically after update, but X still works

After some update and reboot, X fails to start. I don't get any errors or warnings from the console, after the last service has started, nothing happens. I can then switch to any terminal I'd like, ...
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How to use ffmpeg to encode a file with possible error?

I have a video file, which contains some error. The file is readable, but possible some blocks are wrong during some disk operation. So while playing the video, a few seconds will no be displayed ...
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Find files > 0 bytes in length that consist only of NUL in Debian/Ubuntu

After fsck'ing an ext4 drive that had been running in a QNAP nas without an fsck for about four years, I now have a number of files that seem but be the correct size (typically 8-12mib), but each byte ...
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How to use iptables to connect proxy server

In my company, all http and https must connect to a proxy server, which means we must set proxy in our web browser. Our department has an internal network (192.168.0.xxx). I use a Linux server as ...
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Undeletable file in RedHat Linux

There is a file under my home area that I cannot delete. When I do an ls -al on the directory, the permissions are ?--------- and there is a ? for user, group, size and date columns. When I attempt to ...
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Where to put default setting from “/sys” folder in Fedora 18?

I have an SSD main disk and I want to use noop IO scheduler with it, like this: echo noop > /sys/block/sda/queue/scheduler But this setting gets lost after reboot. What is a right place to save ...
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Installing Ubuntu to dual-boot from mSATA

I'm about to recieve a 2012 Dell XPS 15 with 128GB mSATA and 1TB 5400rpm HDD, it should come with Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. I understand that Smart Response Technology (SRT) in the Intel Rapid Storage ...
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Very Slow DSL (ethernet) speed [New Interesting Update]

Very Interesting and Important Update: Due to some reason I just thought to do a complete new setup and this time I decided to again have openSUSE plus Ubuntu. So I first reinstall Lubuntu and then I ...
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Can I have Graphics on Linux without a desktop manager?

I have a more-or-less embedded application in development that uses Linux as its OS. I get to specify the distro we use and had started with Ubunto 12.04. My applications, thankfully, are ...
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Iso_level3_shift key not working in Firefox (Linux)

Under Firefox (Firefox 3.6 and Iceweasel 10.0.9), my Iso_level3_shift key (= "Alt Gr" key) is not working. That means that on my azerty keyboard, I can't press some characters like @, |, and so on, ...
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How to map Control to Escape on “lone” press under Linux?

Is is possible to map Control key to Escape when pressed alone, but to act normally if pressed with other key? According to Steve Losh post, on Mac you can do this using KR4MB, but how about Linux?
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Printing from the command line with LibreOffice, lpr commands?

I'm trying to print a word document from the command line, but I need to specify printing options that I would normally use lpr for. This is the command I'm using libreoffice -p "filename.doc" I ...
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wpa_supplicant for dual WLAN

I've got wlan0 and wlan1. Each interface should connect to a different SSID. I would like to use wpa_supplicant for both. I can put the two networks in /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf, but how do I tell ...
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use installed system as virtual system on virtualbox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Create Virtualbox image of a physical partition I have two operating system installed on my PC (dual boot), I use both a lot and sometimes I restart my PC two times to ...
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How can I play games requiring DirectX in linux?

I am an avid gamer, I use Windows & Linux, I would like to play games in my Ubuntu machine which requires DirectX. How can I run the game which requires DirectX in Linux?
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Does schroot allow configuration files in the home directory to be overwritten?

When schroot is configured to mount /home, will packages installed inside the chroot overwrite the configuration files in $HOME? For example, if a newer version of gconf2 is installed inside the ...
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How can I use SSH with a SOCKS 5 proxy?

I don't know much about proxies in general, and especially not SOCKS5 proxies, so sorry if this is a newbie question but I haven't been able to find the answer online or in the man pages. I have a ...
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Can't save data or settings in VirtualBox

I'm new to VirtualBox. Someone helped me set up a Fedora 16 installation on VirtualBox. The problem is that I can't save anything. I first tried setting up LAMP and installed Apache and MySQL from ...
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How do I prevent USB flash drive from getting a new Linux device name after wake from sleep?

I'm booting Linux from a USB flash drive on my laptop. Everything runs fine until I put the laptop to sleep. When it wakes up, suddenly the USB flash drive gets a different device name, and ...
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Difference between ps output and top output?

I find it difficult to understand the output produced by ps and top? This is the output by top: PID PSID USERNAME TID PRI NICE SIZE RES STATE TIME CPU COMMAND 26439 23712 soumyau ...
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Hard drive partition size wrong. How do I resize without loss of data?

$ fsck fsck from util-linux 2.20.1 e2fsck 1.42 (29-Nov-2011) The filesystem size (according to the superblock) is 610471680 blocks The physical size of the device is 536870911 blocks Either the ...
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Windows network share on linux server without samba

I want to mount shared folders from my linux server on the network to appear like normal drives in Windows. The server has a private network on one side and a public network (which happens to give me ...
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Secure alternatives to VPN?

I need a way to access my home network (well, specifically just one server on the network) from anywhere. Usually I would use Himachi (free VPN client, made things very easy) but it has since become ...
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VM on ESXi host - How does one make externally accessible?

I have a home server running ESXi v5.0.0 with a VM guest OS (linux) up and running. I have apache 2.x installed and serving to my machine (i.e I can access the default apache page when going to ...
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NDP entries on linux

Just as we have /proc/net/arp holding ARP entries in Linux, what is the file that holds the Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP) entries? I searched for it on the Linux box running IPv6, but to no avail. ...
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How to increase VirtualBox virtual drive actual size?

I have selected "dynamically allocated" mode upon creating virtual drive. I was thinking it will grow automatically up to maximum size. But it constantly has "actual size" of 4Gb and does not growing ...
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How can I get a content-listing of a 7z-archive under Linux?

This answer and this one suggest p7zip to work with 7zip-archives under Linux. I can see option for compressing and decompressing. But how can I get a content-listing of an archive, without ...
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How to get enable reiser4 on kernels > 2.6.38? Are there alternative FS like reiser4?

I can't find a patch for reiser4 for kernels newer than 2.6.38. How to access reiser4 on modern kernels? The only workaround I know is to use a thing like mountlo (filesystem running in UML kernel ...
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Linux: image viewer with transparent window?

I would like to display a fully opaque image (e.g. PNG RGB8) on the desktop in an image viewer - but such that I can set the window (showing the image) to be, say, 50% transparent (so I could see ...
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Can't ping another Teredo client behind the same NAT

I have 2 computers that are about as similiar as they can be Both run Fedora Linux 15 x64 Both are behind the same IPv4 only NAT (my house) Both run Miredo (Teredo Tunneling) and have unique ...
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Windows equivalent of the Linux command “chmod”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Program to change file permissions in windows What can I use to set/change permissions on a Windows folder than not the Windows-based solution? There is an equivalent ...
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How can I copy file recursively ignoring destination directory structure?

I have the following content on the source directory: source/foo.txt source/bar/another_file.txt source/bar2/and_another.txt I want copy those files to a destination directory which, after copy, ...
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Get the last change time of directory recursively

How can I get the last time any of the files in a directory or its subdirectories has changed? e.g Dir - changed 1/1/1 Sub Dir 1 - changed 2/1/1 Sub Dir 2 - changed 3/1/1 File ...
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du vs df output

Why are there differences between the outputs of the df and du commands? Why they are not accurate in output? # df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda3 1012M 394M 567M 42% / ...
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easy_install install Trac 0.11, but I want 0.12

I run the following on Debian: (#:~)- easy_install Trac Searching for Trac Best match: Trac 0.11.1 Adding Trac 0.11.1 to easy-install.pth file Installing trac-admin script to /usr/bin Installing ...
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Linux ethernet traffic capture

What programs under Linux can capture ethernet traffic? And which ones from them are maintained and most comfortable?
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Remove Gnome windows manager and install the Xfce windows manager

Is it possible to install a different windows manager? Currently I am using an HP Netbook 210. The windows manager I am using is "gnome-shell" that comes as default with Fedora 15. However, I am ...
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Is it safe to use the miredo-client?

This is how I can surf websites behind IPv6 networks under Fedora 14 before: ping6 ipv6.google.com connect: Network is unreachable solution: with root just: yum install -y miredo-client sed -i ...
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How to close all background processes in unix?

I have something like: cd project && python manage.py runserver & cd utilities && ./coffee_auto_compiler.py And I want both of them to close on Ctrl-C (or some other command). ...
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install TrueType font on fedora 14

i would like install tahoma on fedora 14 i create a folder .fonts name in copied my tahoma font in this folder and run this command fc-cache -f in my terminall but i cant use in this font yet, how ...
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Linux: aliases when using `screen`

I'm using screen, and I have several aliases in my ~/.bash_profile, for example python=python-2.6. But for some reasons these aliases don't work when I work in screen. How can I make them work?
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Linux: set up media server to stream video via the Internet?

How do I set up a media server in Linux which streams video over the internet? Is it easy to do this? I want a server that will actually encode video in real time to allow it to stream over sometimes ...
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Linux multiple audio devices

I've got two sound cards: a PCI and an USB one. I'd like to have that, if the USB card is plugged in, that is used as default device on the whole system, otherwise (if the USB card isn't plugged) the ...
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Linux Group Folder Access

This is a simple question, I'm sure, but I can't seem to find any reason why I can't get this to work. I'm trying to set up group folders within the web root for a PHP server. Each department should ...
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Ubuntu intrepid - static IP networking keeps restarting with DHCP

I've got a linux box with a static IP configured that seems to be ok. The static IP address works for a few hours, and then sets itself back with (what seems like) whatever DHCP tell it to use. ...
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Installing Ubuntu on an External Drive

I am trying to install ububtu on an external drive. I am a programmer who wants to start using Linux. I downloaded the usb installer from the ubuntu website and followed all the steps. But when ...
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dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/python2.6-minimal_2.6.6-5ubuntu1_i386.deb (--unpack)

I had an issue (Question 199582) which was resolved. Unfortunately I am stuck at this point now. Running root@X100e:/var/cache/apt/archives# apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 Keyboard and Mouse Freezing Problem

I had a partition setup with Windows XP and Ubuntu 8.04 dual booting. I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 by installing fresh from CD but leaving the previous /home folder as is. Things seemed to be ...
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Moving from Vista to Linux

I am interested in changing the Operating system on an old laptop of mine from Vista to Linux. Problem is I don't know anything about Linux. I have been told Fedora is a good distribution for me to ...