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OpenOffice “Java framework” Error in function createSettingsDocument (elements.cxx)

I have a problem with my openoffice.org on a RedHad version of linux. OpenOffice is successfully installed and from the command line if I run the following as root I get: [root@s15548792 ~]# ...
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How do I change the default startup directory in Cygwin?

Whenever I start cygwin, I need to cd several levels down to the only directory that I care about when using cygwin. How can I get cygwin to start in this particular directory by default...i.e., ...
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Basic command line tutorials for Windows and *NIX

I am writing "how-to"s for Plone CMS. Often "how-to"s begin with: you need to know the basics of command line use.. Are there any really basic tutorials for: Windows command line (cd, dir, ...
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Is Windows simple file sharing safe?

Windows (in this case XP) allows me to simply "share a folder" via its SMB protocol, and I can access it via Linux quite nicely (with Samba), no questions asked. That's what bothers me, it just does ...
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CUDA-Multiforcer will not work although CUDA Toolkit and everything is installed

I installed everything like here on my new Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop. Specifications: Intel core i5 2500k, 16 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560TI CU II by ASUS So I installed everything but the ...
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How can I customize the OS login/password prompt in Linux?

When I log in to Linux, this is the prompt I see: login: Password: I want to change it to: Please enter the username: Please enter password: How can I accomplish this?
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restore /dev after `rm`ing it

during a gentoo install from the livedvd, there's one step to create a dev dir to be used later in the chroot of the target for the instalation it's done like that mount --rbind /dev /mnt/gentoo/dev ...
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make gnome-terminal real transparent

I want to make gnome-terminal transparent. To do this I have to select option Transparent background and move the slider under Background tab from the menu - Edit -> Profile Preferences. It becomes ...
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Meaning of a compute node

I often here the word "node" being used in the context of parallel programming. For example from the following web-page I have the line All the compute nodes on all the the clusters at the CUNY ...
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How to I change the path when I log in as a new user in ubuntu?

I am running ubuntu on a flash drive. The default log in is "ubuntu". I installed Postgresql and created a new user called "postgres". However, when I switch to postgres with "su postgres", the ...
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Creating a symbolic link to a folder with ln command

I'm setting up the document root of my web server to point to a folder elsewhere on the disk. Should I be using a hard link, or a soft link, with the ln command? Also, I'm having trouble getting the ...
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Easy linux installs on window machines

I installed WUBI on my windows laptop. This is a simple installation of ubuntu that means I can easily boot up in Ubuntu without having to worry about partitioning drives. Is their an equivalent of ...
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Sorting files based on a timestamp within the file

I have a bunch of files which contain an ascii header with a time stamp WITHIN the file, followed by a large chunck of binary data. I would like to list the files sorted by this time stamp, at the ...
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Getting information about motherboard on GNU/Linux

If am using a Linux operating system, how do I find THe number of IOH chips in the system The number of CPU's connected to each IOH chip Whether the CPU's each have their own RAM or whether they ...
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Interpreting output of cat/proc/cpuinfo

How does one interpret the information printed out by the following command in Linux cat /proc/cpuinfo On my laptop, I get the following output: [gaurish108:~]$ cat /proc/cpuinfo ...
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Interpreting output of cat/proc/cpuinfo

How does one interpret the information printed out by the following command in Linux cat /proc/cpuinfo On my laptop, I get the following output. Now it says that there are 4 processors on the ...
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Duplicating Linux-like user account permissions in Windows 7

I'd like to know what are the best practices for creating a limited user account in a Windows 7 system, much like the user environment in Linux, where you have the superuser and the other normal ...
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Linux Process Lifecycle Timeline Graphing/Visualization

Is there a tool that will monitor the creation and destruction of Linux processes and generate data that would enable me to graph these events with respect to time? Or, alternatively, the tool would ...
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Command to search where is the config file of apache in Mint

I use Mint and I often do sudo.... apt-get install xxx It works but later I never know where xxx was installed. I would like to edit-reconfigure my apache 'r root document to use with cakephp but I ...
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Linux CLI Connect Manager?

I am looking for a connection manager for Linux that runs in the CLI. To be clear, by connection manager I mean a program that allows you to create, save, and quickly launch remote connections. ...
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How can I determine if Apache is installed on a system?

I have Linux Mint on my computer but I don't know how to find out whether Apache2 is on it or where it is actually installed. I run my web browser (PHP installed) with http://localhost as a URL and it ...
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Capture the putty log to a file

I start putty from a linux terminal.When it starts/invoked i set the serial line and the speed option. I want to capture what ever that is shown on the putty to a file after doing the above.How to do ...
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Nano-like editor that support Ctrl+Backspace and Ctrl+Arrow keys

Does anybody know of a nano-like editor that supports Ctrl+Backspace and Ctrl+Arrow keys? Like in Windows, where you can delete and navigate words. I have been trying to learn the basics of Vim for ...
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syntax for linux/unix command “column”

Manpages for the command "column" show: column [-tx] [-c columns] [-s sep] [file ...] -s Specify a set of characters to be used to delimit columns for the -t option. I could not ...
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How do I display the available disk space of a mount in specific format?

I would like to display the available disk space of a mount in xx% format, For example: sh-3.1$ df -h /opt/Application/Disk1/ Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on ...
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What could cause strange characters in Vim?

I'm have this really strange problem in Vim using the NERD tree plugin, where, as you can see in the picture, the characters are showing up very strange. Where there is the ahat, ~V 3/4 it should be ...
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Trouble Downloading Drupal on Linux Permission Denied

When I try to download Drupal I get denied permission. How can I bypass this? /var/www$ wget http://ftp.drupal.org/files/projects/drupal-7.0.tar.gz This results in: --2012-02-08 21:20:17-- ...
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Is there a (free) way to set up remote desktop sharing without configuring the router?

I want to be able to access a linux machine at home from anywhere. I understand just enough about routers that I normally need some static ip address. I have read about DynDNS, and honestly do not ...
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iptables Administration in Redhat

Normally (that is, on Debianish systems), when you have to add a firewall rule uou have to put a defenition in the iptables.d/ directory and restart iptables. I can easily write a script to do this on ...
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Boot from flash drive then start VirtualBox

I want to put a very small OS on a flash drive with minimum necessary requirements for running VirtualBox 64 bit machines. Can I make it with Tiny Linux or something similar?
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mdadm raid5 read error not correctable

I have a software raid5 setup existing of 4 disks. sda, sdb, sdc, sdd Since everything was up and running I wanted to test the array. To do this I pulled the plug on one of the disks (sdd). Everything ...
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Allow snmpd to read /proc/net/* when running a grsecurity kernel and the grsec_proc group

I have rented a VPS from OVH (the Kimsufi 2G), and I'm having troubles getting snmpd to work correctly. The box is a Debian Squeeze running an OVH custom kernel: root@vps:~# uname -a Linux vps ...
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Is there an advantage to installing a new version of a Linux distro from scratch instead of simply upgrading it?

If I simply upgrade the Linux I'm using, is there anything that doesn't really upgrade until I install the OS from scratch on a new partition? Or can I unworryingly upgrade from the terminal without ...
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I can't add a new user in Ubuntu Linux

I'm trying to create a new user with root privileges from visudo in order to log on the Ubuntu system. When I run Ubuntu a dialog box appears with the name of a user, let's call it "Sr. X". If I ...
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Select all in vim through PuTTY

I'm PuTTYing into a Linux machine from a Windows computer. I'm opening up a large log file in vim and am having enormous difficulty trying to figure out how to select all the text and copy it into a ...
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google-chrome open url in current tab through ssh/remotely

Basically I need to issue an ssh command to open a url in the current tab if i try to run chrome with say google-chrome http://yahoo.com it adds a new tab to the already existing window. I looked ...
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Debian 3D Acceleration with Intel HD 3000

I'm looking at installing XBMC in Debian on a mATX PC I'll use as both a NAS and HTPC. I am currently researching the actual components that will make up this computer and I'm considering how ...
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max folders I can store inside a folder in a linux server

Is there a logical limit as to how many folders I can store inside a single folder in a hosting server (linux)? I`m talking about tens of thousands of folders.
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Give all files a .jpg extension

I have a directory and some of the files' extensions are in uppercase (.JPG) instead of lowercase. I want to make sure every file has .jpg as its extension. How would I do this from a shell prompt?
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Transfer Files to another host without password prompt

Hello I've tried both scp and rsync to copy resource from my machine to remote host. I don't have a root access on a remote machine but I need to transfer big amount of files from my host to remote ...
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How to schedule a java program to run Every day?

How can I schedule my java program(core java file) to run every day at a particular time? I want to schedule it in a Linux server and what is the same for Windows?
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Send a file from Windows to Unix as a nightly schedule

Let's say I have a common directory on a Windows server such as: \\servername\location\common. During the day, any user can come and add/remove files to that Windows directory. How would I setup a ...
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Hard drive size 'loss' using EXT3 Filesystem

We have an Ubuntu backup server with removeable hard drives in caddys. They are standard IDE/PATA, it came to light that although the drives in the caddys are 160GB in size they where only ...
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Linux install password lost and found

I just installed Linux on a virtual machine. During the installation, I setup account and password but later when I try to log in (after installation completes), I forget the password thinking I am ...
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How to identify raid1 disks

I would like to know how mdadm identifies physical disks of raid1 . I think it is managed by uuids not device file like /dev/sdc2 /dev/sdd2. But I can`t confirm such information of raid1.
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By-passing default permissions when mounting HFS+ volumes in linux

I have a dual booting macbook pro with Snow Leopard and Kubuntu 11.10, and want to read (don't care about write) my home Mac home directory when I'm running Kubuntu. I can mount it without any ...
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Realtime Bootloader?

Does there exist a bootloader which can scan your disks for operating systems on startup, rather than requiring manual setting up of the bootloader? This would make it very easy for a layperson to ...
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How to install to /usr/bin directory?

New to using Linux and trying to install software called PrinceXML in the /usr/bin directory. I've logged in as the root user, used wget to download the package, ran tar and followed the steps to ...
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How to delete a user in Ubuntu but keep his home dir?

I need to delete a user, but I need to keep his home dir. I tried userdel -r user, but this also removes his home dir. Is there a way to do this?
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Set linux routing tables to route F5 vpn and internet traffic

I'm having trouble understanding how my VPN client works, and how to set up my routing tables to do what I would like. Here is the output BEFORE connecting to my vpn Kernel IP routing table ...