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Radon HD 6870 compatibility with Ubuntu 11.10

Does anyone have experience with the XFX Radeon HD 6870 on Ubuntu 11.10? I've googled and the best I could find was someone getting the card to 'work' on linux. Nothing specific about ubuntu and this ...
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How to get real-time network statistics in Linux with KB/MB/Bytes format and for specific port or application processID

I used IPTraf, Iftop, vnstat, bwm-ng, ifconfig -a. None of them is helping me to find real-time packets that is getting send/received from my application in KB or MB format. The reason is i am writing ...
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Share a printer between Windows and Linux

I have a Canon LBP2900 printer. I have connected the printer with my desktop PC running windows xp and shared it. I have Ubuntu in my laptop and connected to the local network. Is there any easy way ...
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CPAN install to many directories

When I install stuff locally (not as root) with CPAN, it ends up putting things in a multitude of places. So much so, that I have to set PERL5LIB to five directories! Here's the CPAN settings where ...
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When and where does Wubi mount it's virtual disks?

My use of the wubi-new-virtual-disk command made Wubi start mounting this new virtual home disk over my /home folder. After the use of the script failed, I am left with Wubi constantly remounting an ...
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Create symlinks recursively for a whole tree

I am seeking for a command that would re-create a whole tree of files in a different directory. I would prefer to have all symlinks absolute. Can I do that with a find and xargs? ;-)
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Can Linux Mint install without a new partition like Ubuntu can?

I'm on a Windows 7 box right now, and I was able to install Ubuntu 11 using Daemon Tools. This worked without creating a separate partition for Ubuntu, it's quite nice. Is Linux Mint capable of the ...
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Is it safe to boot into windows on a computer that has a linux mdraid partition?

I have a linux computer with 5 hard drives. 1 is used by the OS and the other 4 are RAID5 using mdraid and formatted with ext3. I would like to start dual-booting the computer by installing windows 7 ...
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Gnome 3 move window to 2nd monitor?

I am running Mint Linux 12 with Gnome 3. My setup has 2 screen. I am wondering if there is a program to move the windows to a 2nd monitor? Something like display fusion for Linux that makes a button ...
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How to install package in Synaptic (Debian) without internet

Package need to connect internet for downloading updates, but computer have not connection to internet. How I can install this package without connection internet?
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What's the difference between /dev/sda1 and /dev/xvda1?

The Linux Operating System uses /dev/sda1, /dev/xvda1, etc., to identify block storage devices. From looking at their names, what's the difference between these two devices?
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Setting up a minimalist linux environment [closed]

All right, I've been messing around with various linux distros and a variety of window managers (I seem to change operating systems like most people change their pants), and I've gotten to the point ...
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How do I start my VirtualBox machine on login?

I have a Linux host with a Windows XP guest machine. I need that Windows XP machine starts after the user does login on Linux. So, how do I start my VirtualBox machine on login?
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wireless is disabled by hardware switch

I am using Ubuntu 11.10, Every thing was working perfectly fine. After an update is installed my wireless network is stoped working. I am using HP ProBook 4530s The network indicator on right top ...
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Dual Booting Arch/Windows - Windows sets self as active partition?

First time Arch install, though technically I've done it about 3 times in the last couple days :0) Trying to dual boot with an existing Windows 7 partition, which is almost working, with one small ...
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Are there Linux utilities for previewing files (partic. .doc's) rather than full-blown editing?

Instead of opening .doc, .odt, etc. files in LibreOffice which is resource intensive, are there any good utilities for simply viewing (previewing) such files without the need for editing facilities? ...
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Can I chroot to a linux environment from windows

I want to know if it is somehow possible to chroot into a Linux system from Windows, or, is there some technique or hack to achieve that?
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I've two swap partitions, how can i delete one?

I've installed Ubuntu on my computer but I did a mistake during the installation and it created two swap's. In fact I had tree partitions (system, home, swap) but the installator crashed so I ...
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How can Yum tell me the version of depencencies?

I've installed a package with Yum (Varnish 3.0.2). However, a feature I need has been removed so I need to roll back. According to the documentation, the feature was removed in 3.0-Beta, so I wanted ...
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`adduser [options] user group` fails ubuntu 11.04

I'm want to use adduser However it doesn't seem to work if I provide the second argument for the user's group root@a:~# adduser rick staff adduser: The user `rick' does not exist. The group exists ...
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How to get xterm on RHE6 and centOS6 stock installs?

I have a library of virtual machines on which I am running product testing, and I am encountering an issue with xterm not being found. Originally I thought xterm was a basic terminal installed across ...
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How do I unmount a tmpfs that is missing from /etc/mtab?

I have the following line in /etc/fstab: none /home/hydra/tmp tmpfs user,noauto,size=1000M,uid=1001,gid=1001 0 0 I can do mount ~/tmp as user hydra and it gets mounted ok. The only problem is ...
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Why is SSH finding remote keys for other accounts?

This is a strange issue I'm having with SSH from my Macbook Pro to a Linux (Ubuntu 11.10) server. I have a DSA key setup on the remote Linux server under my home directory like this: ...
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How to disable Gnome from making Documents/ Video/ in HOME?

Everytime I login graphically on Ubuntu 11.10 it creates Desktop Documents Downloads Music Pictures Public Templates Videos in my $HOME. How do I disable Nautilus (?) from doing that?
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Can I ask yum to tell me what it would delete with a “yum remove” command

Is there a way to tell what yum would do "but not do it" for a given yum command?
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VMWare: Redirect linux console beep to sound card

I'm sitting in a large office of 20 people or so. I - as others - have headphones, so we do not disturb each other. The problem is that when my guest Linux beeps it "appears" on my laptop's internal ...
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How to work with the .autostart directory?

I want to launch a java application when the system starts , so I created the .autostart directory in the ~/ directory. Now what should I do to make the java application starts with the system ?
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Does the Linux kernel implement ad-hoc routing?

I know that Linux has support built-in for connecting to ad-hoc networks, but does it implement any ad-hoc routing algorithm? (AODV, DSR, etc.) I'm searching for an implementation of some routing ...
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How to know that Java is installed in a Linux system?

I am using Ubuntu. How to know if Java is installed ?
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How to use “adduser” to create a user with an extra field, like Work Phone number?

I need to use adduser to add a user from the command line. Currently, I am doing sudo adduser -g someGroup -c "John Doe" dojohn but I'd like to have the command also include a "Work Phone number" ...
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Unlocking My CPU's 64-bit Goodness

I'm expanding my RAID array (Linux software RAID) and have run into what appears to be a hard limit of 16TB on the XFS file system. Poking around on Google seems to indicate that this is a result of ...
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Black screen when trying to install kubuntu macbook (2008 or 2009)

So I have a MacBook, which I believe is the 2008 model, that I am trying to dual-boot kubuntu on. Everything works fine up until the GUI is initiated (at least I think it is when the GUI is ...
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Dual boot - chdsk deletes files at startup

I have a dual boot system consisting of Arch Linux and Windows 7, with a shared partition to access files from both systems. Until a couple of weeks ago, I was predominantly using the Windows OS as I ...
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Linux Bridge Won't Forward Packets?

I am trying to share my Wifi internet connection on my laptop with a desktop computer temporarily. I have set up a bridge between wlan0 and eth0 (called br0), got an address on br0 from dhcp, and even ...
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Handling multiple SSH keys/configs

I have two SSH keys 'personal' and 'work'. With them I need to connect to a service: user@service.com. The keys are linked to two accounts on service.com, however in SSH they both have to use the ...
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Viewer for huge images under linux (>100 MP color images)

I have a lot of 50-100 MP colour images that I would like to view on linux. For example, 10000x17000 size is typical, but most image viewers will fail with out-of-memory. The file format is png or ...
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List directories containing files that match a regular expression

I would like to set up a simple filtering system on my FreeBSD server that allows me to create arbitrary "views" of directories. For instance, I'd like to be able to list all directories that match ...
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Ubuntu crashing with NVidia GeForce 550 Ti

I have an Asus motherboard p8z68-V motherboard with an NVidia GeForce 550 Ti plugged in. The system boots just fine when I'm using the onboard graphics, but when I plug in the GeForce and use that, it ...
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Best way to gain quick access to frequently used directory in linux terminal

Having some problems googling this one because I'm not sure what the search term is. Shell scripting or terminal feature. What is the best way to streamline access to frequently used directories. ...
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Different performance for different USB 2.0 devices

I copied a 3.5GB file from my SATA HD to my Seagate USB 2.0 external HD in about 3 minutes. I copied the same 3.5GB file from my SATA HD to my USB 2.0 SanDisk Cruzer and it took more than 15 minutes. ...
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ls: cannot access /directory/path/*.rar: No such file or directory

From the following results it appears the *.rar is being taken literally, and not expanded. man glob gives no detail as to how it expands. Would someone kindly explain why? ~/Films $ls "Night of ...
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Debian - LAMP Install

I am installing a LAMP install on Debian GNU/Linux and have been asked to enter the following command sudo touch /var/www/info.php I was just wondering if anyone could explain what it does. ...
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Unable to run X application as non root user

I have a couple of systems Running Suse Linux 11.4 & XDM Display manager . Red Hat Linux & Gnome in both these systems when I log in as root user I am able to execute any X application ...
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How do I get the start and end timestamps of a command?

I have a tool that outputs to standard output every so often, without loss of generality, let's say that the sequence goes: mysystem$ ./runme Starting Done mysystem$ Now 'runme' takes a while to ...
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Ubuntu machine users logging into the same ssh session?

I'm not entirely sure of the set-up, but there is an ubuntu machine at work that we use a shared account to log in. However if anyone else is logged in on the account you enter their session. I.e. you ...
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Why do bzip2 and gzip corrupt large heapdump files and can I work around it?

I'm trying to analyze heap dumps from a server which are fairly large files (10-15 GB). I create those files on the server and want to analyze them on my machine, so for downloading them, I tried ...
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Using fg with screen

I have a running job in a ssh terminal on an external server. I can pause it with CTRL + Z and resume it with fg. But I would like to pause it, run screen screen -S my_job and get it back in front ...
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Where to ppp username and password to initiate a PPP session?

I am using RedHat Linux 5.4 and I would like know where should I update the PPP username and password sothat I can connect to the ISP?
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How to use SSH over a proxy in Linux

I'm trying to use SSH from a bash shell (Ubuntu 11.10) to connect to my home university via a proxy at work. When I use PuTTY in Windows from the same place, I can put in the proxy details in the ...
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Command line Linux any document format to PDF converter? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I convert this filetype to pdf? I am looking for tool to (similar to ooffice) convert to PDF. I know where from .odt can be converted to PDF. How about .doc or ...