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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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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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Clipboard management like Linux in Windows

In Linux, if I select a text I can paste it in another place with a click of middle mouse button and there is no need to right click and copy or using ctrl+c hotkeys for doing so. Also the selected ...
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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 ...
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Being inside multiple window managers at the same time

I'm in Gnome but if I logout I can get to a menu where I can choose KDE as well as other window managers. The problem is I have a program that's running inside Gnome and I don't want to stop it. Is ...
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Linux distribution with good OSS support

I hate the Linux audio systems. It's a mess, everyone knows about it, no one tries to fix it. Anyway, OSS is my choice usually since it supports my sound card, it works just perfectly. Almost no ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu from another Linux system? (Gentoo in my case)

Is it possible to install Ubuntu NBR on a harddisk that is currently installed in another Linux system (Gentoo in my case). I want to reinstall my Media Center and Home Router (running Ubuntu NBR ...
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How long will badblocks -vws run?

I'm running badblocks -vws /dev/sda on a new 80GB laptop drive to make sure the disk is good. So far it's completed 2 passes and is working on it's third. How many passes does it normally make?
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Running a Linux virtual machine on Windows 7

I want to do two things: Set up a virtual machine on Windows 7 to run Ubuntu Set up a way for the virtual machine to read the windows disk or windows to have read/write access to the virtual ...
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Quiz software for Linux

I'm looking for some software for Linux which will allow me to write and take my own quizzes. I want to have a way to test people about their technical knowledge. I'm looking for free software... any ...
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ubuntu 64 or 32 bit for macbook/vps?

i've got macbook pro and wonder if i should use 64 or 32 bits ubuntu server? and then i've got a vps not hosted by med. how do i know what version to choose? how do you check how many bits your cpu ...
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Continue process after closing terminal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Leave bash script running on remote terminal while not logged in? Recently, I tried to unzip a 30 gig zip file on a remote system using Putty. As the long unzipping ...
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how to stop bash from printing alerts?

When killing a process with kill -9 $PID &>/dev/null in a script, a message is still printed to the terminal after the next command terminates. How do you stop this behaviour? For example ...
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Linux: file recovery

I desperately need some help regarding problem I am facing now. While creating a softlink for a very important file I gave the reverse command by mistake. Instead of giving it "ln target linkname" I ...
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How would I do this in a unix system?

I need to locate all of the file system objects below the /sbin directory that include a period (.) somewhere in the object’s name, but not objects that begin with a leading period.
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Why won't ubuntu on a wireless internet connection work with Panera bread or other hotspots

I currently am running Ubuntu 9.04 and have a wireless card installed with the correct driver. When I try to connect to a public hotspot sometimes the connection works and sometimes it doesn't. Do ...
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Any free download manager for Linux compatible with Chromium [closed]

Right now I have no other choice but to open the desired link in Firefox and then download it with DownThemAll! It would be great to find an alternative to DownThemAll! for Chrome.
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Linux: Redirect Local USB Keyboard To Remote Shell

(Discalimer: totally unfamiliar with Linux) Is there a way to redirect the local standard input (USB keyboard plugged into a headless, ARM-based Sheevaplug running Linux debian 2.6.22.18) to a remote ...