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how to automatically select fast mirror for apt-get

Is there any plug-in available for apt-get to select fast mirror just as the YUM's fastestmirror plugin The fastest mirror plugin is designed for use in repository configurations where you have more ...
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How can I sync ftp server with my local computer via cronjob or other means

Right now I am operating on a webserver which gets files pushed to it every few hours while I am working. I have to check each file that I upload has a different timestamp than when I had started ...
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Unable to share ufsd file system folder through nfs client

I have pen drive and mounted on ufsd(Universal file system ) file system in linux.I want to share that folder through nfs client.I have installed nfs server and put a entry in the /etc/exports file in ...
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games opening at double resolution with 2 monitors

Whenever I open a game on my computer, It opens at a resolution of 3840x1080 aka the resolution of both of my monitors, combined. Now some games have good resolution controls, most do not. Is there ...
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rsync mirror files-from

The following command copies files recursively from $MIRROR_SOURCES relative to $MIRROR_SOURCE to $MIRROR_DEST; but the delete flag does not work. rsync -var --files-from=$MIRROR_SOURCES --delete ...
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How to view LuraWave images on Linux?

I have a number of images I compressed as LuraWave before I knew about advantages of open formats in general and Jpeg2000 or c44 in particular. What is the simplest way to view *.lwf images in Linux? ...
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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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Intermittent audio / sound output after installing ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as a second OS (Windows 7 being the original one). I haven't tested it extensively, but so far, it seems to work fine... more or less. When I plug my headphones to my ...
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Is password required for restricted database servers [closed]

I have a dedicated Database server which is have PostgreSQL 9.1. This server has firewall. Only 10.0.0.3 is allowed to connect and access to this server via Firewall. All other requests from other ...
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How to gain permission to read/modify in Ubuntu?

I just installed Ubuntu and when I open some file in the terminal then i can access that file as root using sudo -i to change ownership. However, if I modify a file in my local server folder ...
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connect to multiple ethernet routers with one adapter [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to bridge two different internet connections i'm looking for the best approach for connecting to multiple routers via only one ethernet adapter, and its side ...
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Find Linux Total Bandwidth in One Line

Is there a command to find the total bandwidth used by a Linux box since startup, that returns one line? The reason I'm asking is I'd like to call this shell not using a terminal and output the ...
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Moving Virtual Box VMs from Windows to Linux

I have some web sites running on a Windows 2008 Server VM. The host is Windows. Is it possible to move the Windows Server to a Linux VB host?
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running windows on linux HOW TO?

I've got linux and windows while I use linux majority of my time. However from time to time I'd like to play some games which wine doesn't support without rebooting the machine. Is it possible to run ...
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How to install USB dongle modem in BackTrack?

I've spent the past 2 days and 1½ hour from the third day trying to figure out how to configure my USB modem to start surfing on the net. And now I give up. Obviously I don't know what I'm doing so I ...
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Allow SSH Password Login on Local Network

I have a home server running Fedora 16 I'd like to be able to access remotely via SSH. For users with sudo access, they should only be allowed to connect from the WAN with a key, but I want to allow ...
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BASH Completion: Ignore repeated?

I have a bad habit of pressing TAB too many times when using the terminal. If whatever bash completion routine invoked is particularly slow, this causes a huge wait while the terminal shows me the ...
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How to prevent one computer from accessing another behind a router?

I have my own person computer running Windows 7 and another computer running Ubuntu Server 12.0.4. Currently, if I have a something running on Windows 7 (like, say, Tomcat), I can access it on the ...
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a script to remux all MTS files in dir with mkvmerge?

I need to remux all the files present in a directory into matroska container .mkv. with a script. I'm new to mkvmerge! edit: in mkverge gui this works well for me, loading just one file: ...
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How to install a Linux distro from within Mac OS X

I want to install a Linux distro on my Mac from within Mac OS X (that is, without first rebooting into a separate installer environment). Just like Ubuntu's Wubi installer allows you to install ...
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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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Xorg mouse sensitivity

Is there any analog of xset m 4/3 7 in xorg config files? I've tried different options of InputClass sections and noone is working, but xset m working properly.
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Is it a requirement to concatenate multiple 7zip files in Linux before being able to uncompress them?

I generally use 7zip when on Windows and uncompressing multiple 7zip files. I have come across several articles noting that I need to concatenate multiple 7zip files to a single zip archive if I wish ...
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Error when extracting a 7zip archive to a specific output directory in Linux

I have a 7zip archive that I need to extract to another directory as opposed to the directory that the archive is located in however I get the error "Error:Incorrect command line". The command I am ...
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How to run two commands simultaneously?

I have two videos and need to play them (by mplayer) exactly at the same time. How to do that ?
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Upgrading Node.JS from tarball of binares when yum-installed version already exists

On CentOS 6.3 64-bit, I've installed Node.JS version 0.6.18 using yum. I have an application that requires Node.JS v0.8.x. The currently stable version of Node.JS available is 0.8.7, which is ...
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AWS Load Balancer is slow?

I realize I should probably ask this question on AWS forums but I tend to get quicker responses here. I'm trying to setup a load balanced environment in AWS. I have two EC2 instances that are ...
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Is there a Linux equivalent to Windows' SysPrep

Coming into a large number of old PCs that I want to be able to wipe the drives and reload with a "Factory" install of Linux on the HDD. These machines have no CD-ROMs, so I am looking for something ...
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serial console output goes away while booting

I added console=ttyS0,57600n8 to my kernel command line. I get the normal boot messages until this [ 5.123106] EXT4-fs (sda1): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null) Begin: ...
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my ip is static ip, does that mean i can make server it home?

I am thinking to make server at home to host my own website. I read somewhere that I need static IP address to do so and my IP is already static. My question is does my ISP allow me to make server at ...
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How can I manually control a fan from the terminal?

I'm trying to control the fan speed on my desktop, and I'd appreciate your help. Goal: Use a script to control the fan speed on my computer. Motivation: The embedded BIOS "Smart Fan" settings isn't ...
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sending mail from linux commad line

Is it possible to send mail from linux terminal to any gmail account. If possible then what are the configuration are needed. I tried with mailx and sendmail but its not working. I also tried with ...
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Programming languages, Linux and windows shell access [closed]

What is a difference between Linux and Windows shell access tool? In some programming languages (web languages from my experience) when you need to execute some command - you need to specify path to ...
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Read-only file system RHEL

I am using a RHEL 5.5 on my PC. I was playing around with chmod and chown. suddenly my home folder become read-only. all the folders in /home/goutham/, where goutham is username, became read-only. I ...
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Read the contents of a zipped file without extraction? [duplicate]

How can I see the contents of a particular file in an archive without extracting the .zip it is contained within? I'm using the Linux command line.
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How to monitor (ACPI?) events and keypresses in linux?

I'm using Arch Linux (Ubuntu or Gentoo are also available) I'd like to configure my Dell Latitude XT Tablet to my liking. I need to know/handle all events that are forwarded to OS. There are several ...
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What is the best tool to perform an automated/unattended virtual guest os install?

I would like to be able to add (and remove) virtual machines from my Ubuntu (12.04) host OS using 'unattended guest os installation' method. What I mean here is to pass a command to the software via ...
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Common tool to run softwares in cross platform operating systems?

Scenario and example In Windows the software usually comes with the extension .exe, we used to run .exe files in Linux operating systems using some third party tool like wine, likewise there may be a ...
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Set proxy to auto in Linux Mint

I need to set a system wide proxy setting to automatically search the proxy settings like it's possible in windows. I use Linux Mint Xfce and don't find any place in the GUI where I'm able to set my ...
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Where can I find the Linux kernel file?

Is there any common directory to find kernel file in all Linux distributions?if yes please tell me how to browse to the directory? Where can I find the Linux file in Ubuntu & RedHat operating ...
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Replacing lower capacity disk for Drobo on Linux

Connecting Drobo Gen2 (4-slots) to a Red Hat Linux 6.2 box. Using drobo-util-0.6.2.2. Old disks are 1x 3TB, 2x 1TB, 1x 750GB. New disks inserted are 3x 3TB disks and 1x 1TB disk. When I run 'drobom ...
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How to use redhatlinux without mouse?

Scenario: I like to use the Red Hat Linux without the the usage of mouse ,usually we use some shortcut keys to use in Windows and Mac operating systems! What i require? How can i use the Red Hat ...
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Aptana Studio: Following file links in terminal

I'm using Aptana Studio on a Ubuntu system for some Ruby on Rails programming. When I run file-generating commands in the bash terminal provided by Aptana such as rails g migration foo, files are ...
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how to convert PDF to PNG without converting white background intro transparency

I am converting a PDF (which I made with R) to a PNG with a command like this: convert -density 200 foo.pdf bar.png This generates a PNG allright, but the white background is transparent in the ...
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running a script just by clicking it

I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 and have a script written to log into my EC2 server. I would like to automatically have this run in the terminal just by clicking on it. Is this possible to do? I have tried ...
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Chrome does not follow hosts file

I have custom domains set up for internal web site testing in my /etc/hosts file. I try to access them in Chrome, and I get routed to a Google search instead. But when I ping the domains, they ...
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Convert Setup Script (BASH) To Ask Password Only Once?

I have a script that I use to set up my laptop automatically with all of my settings. I experiment with different Linux distributions constantly on this laptop, so it is very useful to have a script ...
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How do I boot into Windows after erasing all my files in Linux with rm?

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad with Windows and Backtrack 5 r3 dual boot. My friend typed in rm -fr /* >null on my computer that erased everything. After it was executed I couldn't do anything so I ...
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How to move files and folders with Gedit?

Is there a plugin or something to be able to drag and drop files in the file browser? I thought gedit was gonna become my default "IDE" after throwing away Netbeans. But just now I found I can't ...
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What program should be used to ask user's password on console, check it and only return exit code?

What program just asks specified user's password (even if calling user is root) and returns exit code 0 if it is OK and 1 if it fails? Is there such a simple program (i.e. not "sudo" with edited ...