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Best method to stream multimedia content from Linux to iPhone/iPod/iPad?

I recently set up a Linux server to play around with an host all my media. What is the best method to allow streaming of that content to an iPhone/iPod/iPad?
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Change screen area available to apps and OS because of dead pixels

OK, I've inherited a nice laptop that has a screen with a 3 inch width vertical column on the right of dead pixels. It's usable, I've installed the latest Ubuntu and have the task bar on the left. ...
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How to remove files based on their extension using ssh

I need to removed files in my folders that ends in .txt using ssh. This is what I have tried so far: find /models/ -name *.txt" -type d -exec rm -rf {} \; Inside these main folder model I have ...
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linux - installed wordpress lack write problems

I have recently installed wordpress but I have run into the problem that when i try to install plugins and themes i lack the permissions to write files. My OS is linux ofc, running thru ssh terminal. ...
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How to download all of package's dependencies offline

I have a quagmire of a situation that would be so easily circumvented if even one factor could change...but I'm stuck with what I've got. I have a Windows laptop that I can bring to areas where wi-fi ...
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Which is the most stable version of Ubuntu? [closed]

I've tried installing Ubuntu 11.10, uninstalling and reinstalling 11.04 etc. After day 1, though, some bug or the other shows up and then I spend the rest of my time looking up fixes on the Internet. ...
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Options for 16:9 resolution disappered

I was transferring an iso from my hard drive to usb. My pc hanged and I restarted my pc. At the boot[grub][Ubuntu] it's resolution changed. When I booted Fedora it was showing the same problem. I ...
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Samsung Series 7 Chronos Ubuntu HDMI external display support [closed]

Does connecting external display to Samsung Series 7 Chronos laptop via HDMI port work on Ubuntu?
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Downloading multiple files with wget and handling parameters

How can I download multiple files using wget? I also want to rename the files. Here are the commands I'm running one by one (copy/paste on terminal): wget -c --load-cookies cookies.txt ...
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System Slows when i switch between windows based Applications and Linux based Applications in Ubuntu 10.04

i found that when i switch form a windows base application installed by wine to any other application it performs poor so i thinks it might be due to lack or not proper functioning of memory cleaning ...
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How are \n and \r handled differently on Linux and Windows?

I think \n moves the needle down, and \r moves the needle to the beginning of a line (left align)? I'm not sure, though. So, if I'm wrong please correct me.... Anyway, I was told that Windows and ...
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Curious about lsusb output

I ran lsusb on my Linux (Ubuntu) machine and here is my result: Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 001 ...
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“No such file or directory” error while installing MySQL for Python

I'm getting this error while installing MySQL for Python. running build running build_py copying MySQLdb/release.py -> build/lib.linux-i686-2.6/MySQLdb running build_ext building '_mysql' ...
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Bash: automate backup from FTP to local linux machine

I am looking for a bash script, which can download all files from FTP and zip or tar it locally with date in the file name. In simple words: I have at home an Ubuntu machine and I want to backup my ...
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How can I disable any users (except root) from executing `wall`?

I have a Linux server with about 20 users. They were using wall command which is annoying. I have root permissions and still want to be able to use it myself. But, how can I restrict normal users from ...
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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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How can I get access to EXT2, EX3 and EXT4 partitions on Windows 7?

I tried all programs recommended to mount Linux partitions like EXT2 or EXT3 or even EXT4 but no one can do well on Windows 7 32 bit. I want to access read-write, is there a program that can do this? ...
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Ralink 3070 USB WIFI card doesn't find any networks?

Im trying to make this card work on my Debian Lenny, but, it simple doesnt found any network. I was sure that they existed. I followed this tutorial, but it still isn't working. The device is this: ...
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Reopen screen session after connecting to server

Im working only in a screen session on my vps which runs all the time. When I connect to this server via ssh, I reattach this with a bash alias alias screenr='screen -r -d' What I want: Connecting ...
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Error while installing python setuptools

I downloaded ez_Setup.py from here. I have python 2.6 on CentOS 6. When I do this: python ez_setup.py I keep getting this error: Downloading ...
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Good, lightweight GUI-based process monitor for Linux

I'd like a snappy GUI-based (I insist since people still want to propose console-based) application that can show me running processes and allow me to kill them, on Linux. It doesn't need to be as ...
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Does Linux support audio output via USB?

Several small integrated amplifiers exist with a USB input line. The ones I have seen so far ship with Windows and OS X drivers. Does Linux support audio output via USB out-of-the-box? Update It ...
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Can't open Catalyst with administrative privileges on Xubuntu 11.10

For some reason I can't open Catalyst with administrative privileges on Xubuntu 11.10. The regular Catalyst Control Center works fine, but it doesn't allow me to make necessary changes to my multiple ...
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Why doesn't my HDMI connector output sound to my TV?

I have a Sony Vaio laptop which is running Ubuntu 10.10. I have switched the sound settings so that the output is to HDMI stereo, but I'm still getting no sound when playing YouTube. I have a Samsung ...
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unresponsive system when running io heavy operation

I have a HP Pavilion Elite e9105f running Ubuntu 11.10 Linux 3.0.0-14-generic x86_64 with unmodified core system. When I try to run some io heavy command such us dmg2img, cp -r, the system becomes ...
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Wireless won't work on Xubuntu 11.10, but worked with live CD

I just installed Xubuntu 11.10 on my system and wireless doesn't work. The wireless card worked perfectly on Ubuntu 11.10 and on the live CD version of Xubuntu 11.10. As soon as I installed Xubuntu ...
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How to physically reorder files `03.mp3 01.mp3 02.mp3` (`ls -f`) in a directory?

The physical order of the files matters when I copy them onto my USB stick and listen in car mp3 player. Most of my music album folders are unsorted, e.g. ls -f may produce: 03.song3.mp3 01.song1.mp3 ...
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Boot non EFI MS-DOS Windows 7 partition with grub2-gpt

I have the following setup: UEFI Asus Motherboard GPT TABLE and Ubuntu on /dev/sdb MS-DOS TABLE, Windows 7 and Linux Mint on /dev/sda I try to boot the Windows 7 partitions with grub2 from Ubuntu ...
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Auto rename symbolic link

I have a folder which contains many sub-folders which contains many images. I find it tedious to go into each folder to browse the images so I decided to create an empty folder and create symbolic ...
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How to see HTTP request header by curl?

I can see HTTP header response by curl -I command. Is there any option to see the HTTP request header sent? # curl -I www.google.com HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2011 00:55:53 GMT Expires: -1 ...
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get value of an alias in bash

I recently switched from tcsh to bash, and I'm used to being able to do things like sudo `alias netstat` but since alias gives name=value in bash, I can't do this anymore. Is there an equivalent in ...
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Getting the screen to delete contents of less, man, etc. after “q” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using screen, commands like less and man don't clear the screen afterwards In bash without screen if I do a less or man and then type q to quit, the contents of the ...
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Remember the nice value in Linux

On Linux, how to make the processes remember their nice between starts ? For XP+ you can use Prio to remember the priority and also the IO priority on VISTA+. However, on Linux, and only for running ...
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Downloading files from FileSonic via terminal without a premium account

I found various blogs on the internet about how to download a file from FileSonic, Hotfile, Rapidshare, etc. from a Linux terminal if you have a premium account. Is there any way to download a file ...
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Network monitoring tool on linux for home broadband router [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Monitor the bandwidth usage of each computer on a network I have broadband router at my home, and 3 systems are connected to it through Wifi. I want to monitor or ...
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Fsck says read block too short

Yesterday I left my Ubuntu laptop alone for a bit, and the power cable got knocked out, so the computer got shut down. Upon starting it up, it insisted on running fsck, which failed, asking me to run ...
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Which application to use in Linux when the remote PC is Windows-based and behind a firewall and I need access?

I have a situation where I am in Europe and the remote PC is in USA. So my duty falls back always when my time is 1am and I need remote access to a new PC in USA for configuration and setup. They are ...
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How do I connect my mobile phone to the internet via linux over bluetooth? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Connecting to internet via phone on Linux I use Linux, and have a Samsung A767 Propel and would like to see if I can access the internet from my phone through the ...
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Can't compile because valac not found, but it's installed

I'm trying to compile gwibber. This is what happens when I type ./configure. checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c checking whether build environment is sane... yes checking ...
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Alternate traffic through multiple interfaces on Linux

I have a VPS with three IP's. I am trying to setup the network configuration to allow round robin usage of the three IP's for outgoing requests (downloads into VPS). How do I change the following ...
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How to make a good guess for the swap partition size when using tmpfs?

I have an SSD, so space is a scarce resource. I'd like to use up as little as possible for swap. In fact, I have spent the last year completely without a swap partition (the computer has 6 GB RAM). ...
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What parts of Ubuntu are left in ChromeOS?

I read that ChromeOS was built on the Ubuntu kernel. So how much of the Ubuntu is left? Is X still available? What about a package manager?
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ordering of the items in my Linux Mint Panel messed up

I have been using Linux Mint for about 2 months, so far so good. But today after I turned on my computer, I found that ordering of my items in the panel got messed up: normally I should have my ...
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How do I convert a physical (non-windows) disk to a VHD?

I have a physical disk from a dead machine which used to run Linux. I am trying to recover files I had there (shared with Samba). I want to convert the disk to a VHD and run it in a VM so that I can ...
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lynx program failing with 'Can't access startfile'?

lynx program says 'Can't Access `file://localhost/usr/share/doc/HTML/index.html' Alert!: Unable to access document.' Where is the startup config file? Can someone please provide a solution? # ...
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How can I run a script on shutdown?

I have the following script, how do I run it on shutdown in Debian linux? (don't want to use GUI) #!/bin/bash vms=$(vmrun list | grep '/'); for vm in ${vms} do echo 'suspending ' $vm ...
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Why can't I delete a file where I have group write permissions on?

I have a file with the following permissions: root:data, and chmod set to 775. My normal user, let's call him boby, is in the data group. Why can't I delete the file with the user boby? ...
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How can I mount my photo camera for a write access?

I plug a camera to ubuntu 11.10. It is automatically recognized and browsed with nautilus or through terminal. But when I copy files to my camera no copying happened. How can files be written to the ...
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How can I run my python program directly from the shell?

I wrote a script. When it starts, it won't stop, and it keeps getting data from the Internet. I can call it this way: cd /User/Desktop/project/internetScanner/ python3 main.py start But I would ...
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How to show the version of a single Linux kernel module?

How is it possible to see the version of a single kernel module in Linux? With the command lsmod, I can see something like this: ata_piix 18561 2 libata 154449 2 ...