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My KDE very slow in certain operations

I have a problem with my Linux installation. It seems that the KDE code that deals with directory windows is extremely slow (on both Dolphin and Konqueror). This happens both when I click on a ...
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How to create and deploy Linux images

The goal is to create an image of a Linux operating system with specific scripts, in-house software and OS packages installed which is then put on a CD. This CD is then sent to customer, they put it ...
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How can I clear the contents of every file in a subdirectory without changing ownership / permissions?

I can find the list of files using something like: find /path/to/files -type f And I can clear the contents of a single file with any of: > filename echo -n > filename cat /dev/null > ...
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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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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 trial expired

My trial of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8 will expire tomorrow. What behavior should I expect? It will not boot?
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Simulate pgrep using plain grep

How can I do pgrep -U someUserName using just ps and grep? I.e. not count on pgrep being set in a system?
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How could I install Linux to the hard drive of a different computer (one that won't boot from cd)

I have a really old Dell laptop that is beyond slow with its current WinXP installation. I want to make it usable again by installing a Linux distro (such as Xubuntu) but there is one big problem: It ...
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Apache Web Server Works Locally Not Globally

I have been at this for a while tonight and thought I would seek some help before I hit the sack. I have successfully downloaded Apache and can run it without any issues on a fedora 16 box acting as ...
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How to get Linux users list from LDAP

We've just linked one of our Linux host to LDAP and ActiveDirectory. Now I'm trying to check how I get list of users and their details from within the Linux side.
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VMware workstation. Windows host, Ubuntu guest. Guest VM stops responding

I have a frustrating problem with VMware and Ubuntu. I have a desktop running Windows XP 64 and VMware workstation 6.5.4. I really don't do anything directly on the host except run VMware. I have ...
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what are commands for tc shaping,queueing and scheduling?

I have 3 virtual machines and i fixed them as a team and in 1 local host now they can ping each other and see each other now how can I write a command to see shaping using traffic controller (tc)? is ...
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Basic linux based fileserver for home use, what file sharing protocol to use to serve Linux, MacOS and Windows filesharing clients?

I got an aging Gentoo Linux laptop which I am about to transform into a fileserver for our home users (to view our family photos, films etc). Clients to support will be Linux, MacOS and Windows. ...
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Where do files and directories go when I run 'rm -rf folder_or_file_name' in Ubuntu 10.04?

When I delete folders or files in the Nautilus GUI, those folders/files go to Trash but where do folders/files go when I run rm -rf folder_or_file_name in terminal in Ubuntu 10.04?
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Windows 7 Laptop - Truecrypt - Ubuntu?

I have a windows 7 Professional Laptop that has had the entire drive encrypted so as to require a password to allow it to boot up. There is only one partition on the drive that takes up the entire ...
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How to redirect output from an infinite-loop program

I have a program running an infinite loop and will not terminate until receiving a CTRL+C signal. What I want to do is redirecting the output from this program into a file, say log for example. ...
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Account specific interface binding [closed]

Im looking to have applications started from different accounts automatically bind to a specific interface. for example: applications started on accountA bind to eth0 and applications started from ...
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Is there a way to log into a machine using SSH without password?

I know ssh is to create a secure shell connection to a machine, and we call ssh username@ip_address to login the machine. Is there a way that I won't need to enter the password when connecting via ...
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How to shrink an ext2 partition?

I have an ext2 partition that takes up the whole disk (which is /dev/sdc). I have unplugged the disc and plugged into another (linux) computer. How can I shrink this partition using resize2fs and ...
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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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Trouble viewing files with non-English names on hard-disk

I have a problem that I don't even know where to begin looking for help (google isn't helping) I have an external hard drive formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled). I had been using it with my ...
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Installing Ubuntu on a dynamic disk

I have a Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop that came with Windows 7 installed and a dynamic disk. I want to install Ubuntu but I have the following constraints: I don't want to lose any data. I don't want ...
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How to preserve diacritics when cross-mounting drives to Windows7 and Linux

A friend backed up an in accessible Windows 7 partition to a big (close to 1TB) external USB drive using KNOPIX. Unfortunately the umlauts and accents in the file names of his extensive music ...
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Linux get single bandwidth usage sample

What I want to do is to write a script that gathers some information (like cpu temperature and bandwidth usage) and logs it into a file. I can't figure out how to get a single sample of the current ...
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Mapping sftp/scp as a drive letter without user logins

I'm trying to find a software which could map sftp/scp services to a windows drive letter. I know there are quite a bunch of those available, but i haven't found a single one which could run with ...
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I need a traffic monitor for Linux, that only counts in a specific wireless network

I need a simple traffic monitor for Linux, that counts the traffic in a specific wireless network because I have volume restrictions on that one. I tried it using the following iptables rule: ...
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Attaching some code to session start and end in Linux

I'm trying to execute some code (let's call it login.java) when I log in and out of my linux machine. Is there any way to do this? I'm looking for perhaps a way to trigger the code? I've thought of ...
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how go to next page in man page

SEE ALSO scp(1), sftp(1), ssh-add(1), ssh-agent(1), ssh-argv0(1), ssh-keygen(1), ssh-keyscan(1), ssh-vulnkey(1), tun(4), hosts.equiv(5), ssh_config(5), ssh-keysign(8), sshd(8) I want know ...
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Avoid ffmpeg to lose the flv files keyframes

I use ffmpeg to convert my files, but when I do so, I lose the keyframes metadata from my flv files. The command I use right now is: $/usr/local/bin/ffmpeg -i %s -ab 96k -ar 44100 -b 500k -r 25 ...
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Linux Arch on ARM - Random USB drive “freeze”

I'm running a Linux Box on a Seagate Free Agent Dockstar, very limited machine but more than able to do what I need, which is true most of the times... I have the operating system on a flash drive ...
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Running multiple operating systems on one laptop

I am in the process of running some benchmark tests on a variety of RDBMSes, and I am testing three different client operating systems. Would it be terrible to partition the HDD and install Ubuntu, ...
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Best fullscreen solution for vnc on linux

For development, I primarily depend on Eclipse and a GNU Screen session in a terminal. At work, I have dual monitors, and have them usually maximized on each of the screens. When I work from home, I ...
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iMac boot from linux partition on external drive

I have the following "setup:" iMac (no internal drive/dead) --------- (Firewire) ------- [[MAC OS X]] | | | | (USB) | | | | [[MISC STORAGE PARTITION] [MISC STORAGE PARTITION] [EXT2 UBUNTU PARTITION]] ...
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dmidecode and DDR3 memory [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to detect memory type under Linux? I got NC9C-550-LF motherboard with 2 GiB DDR3 1033 MHz memory. but when I look at dmidecode the memory module is shown as ...
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How to run Firefox jailed without serious performance loss?

My Firefox configuration is tricky: Firefox runs at separate restricted user account which cannot connect to main X server. Firefox uses Xvfb (virtual "headless" X server) as X server. x11vnc is ...
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How to kill all the processes that have dates older than today?

I issue the command ps -aux | grep tony. It displays the following output tony 10986 0.0 0.0 33532 464 ? S Feb01 0:00 vncconfig -iconic tony 10988 0.0 0.0 86012 512 ? ...
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How to fullscreen application across both monitors of dual head display?

I have two Ubuntu 10.4 machines (and Ubuntu continues to hide more and more xorg.conf config such that I no longer know where to find it). One is a laptop running dual headed - DP1 is the internal ...
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How can I find out my WiFi adapter's MAC address on Ubuntu Linux?

What command can I enter in a terminal to find out the MAC address of my WiFi adapter?
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convert a logical partition to a primary partition

Fedora 14 xfce I have the following partition setup. I would like to know how can I convert the logical partition sda6 to a primary partition. Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes 255 heads, ...
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How to set more lines to scroll backwards, in text mode?

I want to scroll back 10000+ lines in text mode linux terminal. As there is an unlimit option in gnome-terminal, so I guess if this is also possible in text mode?
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Installing Midnight Commander from sources (no root privileges)

I tried to configure ./configure --prefix=/localfolder glib-2.26.1/ make make install but it fails at make stage. trying to configure mc-4.6.1/ and make doesn't obviously work. What are the steps ...
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How to enable remote desktop in Red Hat?

How to enable the remote desktop in a Red Hat system?
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How to program the Linux command line to run a piece of code multiple time?

So, I usually write/find a test case generator for any code that I write. This type of code generally leads to some file output. To be thorough, I try and generate many different files to test my code ...
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symbolic links based on user's id

I'm wondering how to create in linux something like symbolic link, that wil point to different directories for different users seeing it. I was searching for long time for itand found something called ...
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What driver should I say to Debian that my Mac Mini needs?

I can't get the Debian netinst boot disk (AMD 64, v5.7.0-7) to recognise either of the SATA disks in my Mac Mini Server. I had thought that the ATA-PIIX driver was the correct choice, but after ...
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Xephyr keyboard layout

For some reason Xephyr interprets the Alt Gr key as Return. Therefore I cannot enter special characters that need Alt Gr. Also other non alphanumerical keys seem to be messed up. I start Xephyr with ...
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List all physical volumes associated to a volume group

Maybe I'm missing something obvious but I do not see it listed in vgdisplay.
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Reinstall linux with software RAID

I've got ubuntu server on my "home server" with 5 software raid 0 partitions and one software raid 1. I have to reinstall OS. Is it possible to do that without losing existing partitions with data?
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'which' equivalent in Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows equivalent of whereis? For Linux/Mac I can use which to locate the file. What would be the equivalent to this command line tool of which?
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Changing file and folder ownership from root?

I created a folder structure as root and now need to transfer ownership to an ordinary user. This question is linked to this one - ...
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Resolution Independence on OSes?

I know this isn't really a question, but has there been any recent advancements or news about Resolution Independence in any of the major OSes? (Windows / Mac / Linux) I'm quite interested in the ...