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tools for checking hard disk failure

Fedora 13 I am just wondering if there are any tools for checking the life of the hard disk. I had my hard disk for 4 years. And now I think it is having some problems. Is there any tools I can use ...
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KDE global shortcuts stopped working. KDED trouble?

I'm running the latest KDE4 and have gotten used to my Yakuake dropdown console. The problem is that the global shortcuts in KDE stopped working, which basically makes my whole environment unusable ...
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Will Linux Multi-booting with Ubuntu 10.04 and 9.10?

I've currently organised my laptop's hard disk using the multi-booting template idea, as shown here:- http://www.linuxforu.com/teach-me/tips-tricks/distromania-a-multi-booting-template/ Currently the ...
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which Backup Software?

I need to use a backup software that can backup windows server to a Linux server out side the network (the cloud)! so far I came through the following: Handy Backup Professional 6.7 Backup4all ...
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How to mount Safeboot encrypted Windows partiton in Ubuntu

how do I mount a SafeBoot encrypted Windows partition on Ubuntu (10.04)? I have tried all these mount -t ntfs /dev/sda1 /mnt/windows tried changing fstab tried changing grub.cfg I also installed ...
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VSFTP configuring virtual user using passwd [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why won't vsftpd let me log in with a virtual user account? I'm trying to configure virtual FTP users along with real users on a server. I installed VSFTP and it ...
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What is the best way to undelete some photos on Linux? Is there any way to use foremost to only recover files that only contain some text?

I accidentaly deleted some digital photos I had recently taken, and I wanted to undelete them. I found out about Foremost, and it allows me to recover jpg files, but will fo that with all of the ...
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How can I get file information in 'less' like with 'man'?

When I view a file in Linux with the 'less' command, I often only get a ":" prompt in the bottom left corner. There's no clue about how long the file will be, or at which location I am currently. When ...
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image background not show

i have an image background for my web....it's a JPG file.. my problem is that image not show at designer PC but after that web page open at another PC..the image can show..i created my program at ...
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bootmgr missing after restoring with sysresccd

I backed up my laptop months ago. Today i repartition the drive and used sysresccd with partimage to restore the HDD. I got a success msg after restoring however when booting i get a bootmgr missing ...
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Finding out why/how a folder is being created

There's a folder on my Linux desktop which shouldn't exist. The first time I saw it, I thought I'd accidentally copied it from somewhere else, so I deleted it. Now it's back again. So it must have ...
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“Slave” user accounts in GNU/Linux

How to make one user account to be like root for some other user account, e.g. to be able to read, write, chmod all it's files, chown from this account to master and back, kill/ptrace all it's ...
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How to setting up iptables for traffic fowarding on port 80 from specific sources

Im running a web server on port80, but i want traffic coming from ip 212.333.111.222 on port 80 to be fowarded to port 9020 on the same server that my web server is rinning at that is my sshd port
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Linux virtualized screen resolution

Hopefully there is a positive answer to this question: I have a 15.4" laptop with native screen resolution of 1920x1200. You can imagine that everything is completely unreadable by default. If I ...
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Turn off backlight without X server commands

Fn + F6 - backlight turns off immediately, image stays (visible if shine something at the display) xset dpms force {off,suspend,standby} - backlight turns off slowly, image cleared. How to ...
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How to mount a compressed ISO image?

I have problem to mount a compressed (ISZ) image under Linux, which was created by e.g. UltraISO? I am aware about user-space fuseiso, but it fails to mount these images, as I have reported in Debian ...
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How to make Xephyr to hide its background (rootless mode like in Cygwin/X)

Cygwin/X and Xming can run in "rootless" mode that seamlessly integrates "inner" windows to the host environment. Is there similar mode for Xephyr or some equivalent program? I want Xephyred windows ...
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have a bash script remotely shutdown another computer on the lan [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to shut down a computer having a particular IP address? Hi I want to write a bash script that when called shuts down another computer on the lan. Maybe using ssh? ...
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Unable to run openoffice in headless mode

I want to automoate some PPT -> PDF conversions, so I want to run openoffice in headless mode for scripting. On my machine with X running I can start opemoffice in headless mode via soffice ...
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OpenSolaris and NTFS

Is there any way to mount NTFS partitions in OpenSolaris? This is the main issue preventing me from testing it out for more than a day. I need to be able to mount my external. I have vast experience ...
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Wine and Kernel Access

My knowledge on the topic is rather limited, but does one have Kernel access/the general ability to change programs at run time whilst running Wine? For Clarification: Can the user of the computer ...
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How to install fedora 12 iso file?

i downloaded Fedora 12 iso file. how can i create a bookable disc from an iso file and install Please suggest me how to install Fedora 12 in a machine ?
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How can I adjust by how much the sound volume changes every time I press the volume change keys?

For example if the volume is 48 and I press the volume up key the new value will be 56. What would I have to do to make it go to 52? I use both keyboard and remote control keys.
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Mounting a USB device in Linux

I have a problem when trying to work with USB devices mounted with user 'root'. I explain, I mount a USB device as root under command line (console mode only), and I can work with that device with no ...
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How can I install gcj on Linux?

How can I install gcj? Do I need to recompile gcc? I have a system with gcc (GCC) 3.4.6 20060404 (Red Hat 3.4.6-3) and another with gcc (GCC) 4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-44) Running gcj on both ...
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Can a port be bound when the process has terminated?

Given: a process binds to a port on Linux, and that process is then terminated with either TERM or KILL signals. Is there anyway that the port could still be bound, or will the kernel clean up and ...
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Unable to Access Certain Websites

Through a local network, all computers except one ubuntu machine can access 1. Adobe.com 2. Icann.org 3. Apache.org 4. Example.com. The ubuntu machine returns (in firefox): "Though the site seems ...
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Setting up a machine to use a key over SSH

I am trying to set up a key between my Ubuntu machine and my web server so that I can SSH into it without needing to type a password each time. I have followed the tutorial found here - ...
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Can Linux be run under Windows 7?

In Windows 7 if you have a multi-core processor you can run virtual machines. There is something called XP mode which lets you do a full XP install and lets you run XP just like the real thing, ...
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Serial connection between 2 computers

I recently purchased a USB to serial cable to connect to other desktop computers (reason is for headless servers), and I don't know if it is working right or I am just doing something wrong. The USB ...
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Songbird doesn't start because of GStreamer in Ubuntu 9.10

I have just upgraded my system to Kubuntu 9.10 (Karmic). This has apparently broken Songbird. The fix I found on the web (removing libvisual-4.0-plugin, or so) does not work, since I do not have that ...
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Grub problem with dual boot Ubuntu & XP (Ubuntu installed first)

I had Ubuntu installed and I installed XP. I tried to be able to dual boot them by running an Ubuntu live cd and running ~ $ sudo grub grub> root (hd0,0) grub> setup (hd0) But now when I ...
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Get remote x display working in linux without ssh tunneling

I need to get an x window to display on 'nathanb-box' from 'ceres' without tunneling X over ssh. [nathanb@nathanb-box ~] xhost +ceres ceres being added to access control list [nathanb@nathanb-box ~] ...
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sync a Palm Pre on Linux

I just upgraded to a Palm Pre from a Centro. Before doing so, I synced my Centro with jpilot on my Linux (Ubuntu) machine (as I had been doing all along). Can I now just sync the new Pre with jpilot ...
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Install linux on Motorola L6 Phone

I have a Motorola L6 cell phone that I'm no longer using, including pc connector cable, and just for the fun of it I was wondering if it were possible to install linux on the phone. Not to make any ...
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How to virtualize OSX on Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to run a MacOSX installation on a virtual machine? How can I virtualize OSX on Linux somehow? I know that the OSX eula states that OSX can only be ...
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Linux on Surface

Well, my employer uses two Microsoft Surface machines. One for development and another as showcase. Our administrator recently installed the first service pack on one of those and the whole thing went ...
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“Burned in” pixels on TFT monitor

If an image is displayed long enough on my TFT screen, a "shadow" of it is still visible like a semitransparent overlay for some time. The longer it is shown, and the brighter the image, the longer ...
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Linux Command line: recursively overwriting every file with a gzipped version?

______________ myFolder What can I replace with _____ to recursively gzip every file starting at myFolder and have the gzip be overwrite the file (rename the gzip file to the original filename)?
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Vim from terminal can locate package, GVim cannot

So I've been installing Syntastic and JSHint for some Vim JavaScript syntax checking. which jshint returns /home/myUser/local/bin/jshint which vim and which gvim return /usr/bin/vim and ...
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du and ls report different directory size?

In trying to verify that a copy-operation completed successfully (or at least that it didn't skip any files), I ran du -b inside the source and destination directory and it showed a difference of ...
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Find files containing a specified string

I should do this exercise, someone would be so kind to help me? Write a script that shows the list of files containing a string supplied as input in content The user must be able to ...
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Automated file transfer using challenge-response authentication method [duplicate]

Doing SCP to a remote server to put the files. While we do that, we need to authenticate to the remote server using the challenge-response authentication method where we have a separate authentication ...
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What is l type of directory with `->` and how to navigate these file

I was listing directory , it display few file/directory with l on just ahead of permission columns and these have two names separated with -> with asterisk *(that means executable) . What means of ...
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Linux authenticated encryption

Is there a way to use authenticated encryption under Linux? I already have used FreeBSDs GEOM_ELI for encryption and GEOM_ELI offers an option to combine SHA256-HMAC with AES-XTS to provide both ...
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How to build freetype on Cent OS 6.5?

I am trying to build the freetype library I got from here: http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/freetype/freetype-2.5.3.tar.gz But I am really failing to do so. I am using Cent OS 6.5, and the ...
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Virtual folder combining a read-only and read-write directory (file deduplication)

Is it possible in linux to have a directory that contains all the contents of another directory (in a read-only fashion) but you are able to write to the directory without it affecting the 'parent' ...
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Why has my Debian testing VM suddenly stopped loading X Windows System?

I recently installed Debian testing (jessie as of writing) into a VirtualBox VM. After installing, I loaded make, gcc, and dkms so I could install the Guest Additions. After installing Guest Additions ...
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Unexpected result from sort command of linux bash

I have a file foo.txt with this content: chr1 15 chr11 5 chr11 8 chr1 7 chr2 23 chr1 35 I tried to sort it first according to the first column, and then according to the second ...
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Change service apache2 on linux

I'm on ubuntu 12.04. The default exe location for service apache2 (usage ex: sudo service apache2 start) currently points at /etc/apache2/bin/httpd, but that will not modify the current running ...