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Terminal.app characters set changes — completely illegible

I was just ssh'd into my server (Ubuntu 10.04.2), and I ran aptitude (in interactive mode). Once I pressed one key (one of the letters, g I believe), it turned into this (not just the SSH session; ...
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Raid apparently degraded, disks mounted read only. How to proceed?

I have a 3ware controller that has a RAID 1 of two SATA disks. After an outage, the linux box (which is running ubuntu), restarted and the partition is now mounted read only. I only have the "/" ...
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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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Vncserver and login issue at the Lock Screen

I am using vnc server for the first time on Ubuntu with gnome (Ubuntu 10.04.2 (lucid) with Gnome 2.30.2) and have a strange login issue. When I ran it the first time, I was asked to setup a password. ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 can't connect to wireless internet, but Windows can?

I have a dual boot laptop. It has both Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7 running on the same machine. Windows can connect to the wireless flawlessly, however, Ubuntu seems to be so fuzzy. The first time, it ...
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mount encrypted safe boot Windows partition under Linux?

I have a Windows partition with safeboot (not my choice, of course) I've managed to dual boot Linux on it (lots of juggling the MBR around to be able to install grub) I have, of course, all the keys ...
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UPnP from commandline in linux

Is there a utility to forward ports on a simple home networking wireless router from commandline using upnp?
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Where's .bashrc for root?

I know it's not best practice, but on my dev system I login as root. What's the equivalent of the .bashrc file so I can alias some functions? I've found the /etc/bash.bashrc & ...
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Remote Desktop (linux rdesktop) to Windows 7 Timing Out

I have a remote desktop session to a Windows 7 Workstation that keeps timing out/disconnecting after a minute or two of idiling. Also, sometimes it disconnects while I am in the middle of using it. I ...
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How to find the filesize of a flash which is not exactly stored in the temp but redirected by a fd

flash31 -> /tmp/FlashXXvsg1uY (deleted) directory is /proc/processid Chrome is downloading a flash and I can see in the proc direcotry the flash file , how can I see the current file size of such a ...
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How I handle bindkey in zsh?

There is not a lot of info on that command, I didn't find a manpage nor a info and not more than examples on the web. Is there any tutorial or info on internet?
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Configure bootloader for usb bootable Linux?

I've installed CentOS 5.5 64-bit on an external WD 500GB HDD. I went through the installation setup, and formatted the external HDD normally. (100M /boot, 250GB /, 248GB /tmp , 2.8GB swap). I also ...
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How do I delete all but 10 newest files in Linux?

I'm trying to keep a directory full of log files manageable. Nightly, I want to delete all but the 10 most recent. How can I do this in a single command?
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Single quotes problem in Linux

I tried to remove a folder in linux, davidanderson'spetshop_617 as a folder name. It contained a single quotes. By using the following command rm -r path/davidanderson'spetshop_617 I am ...
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Fetch videos from sony handycam to linux

I've got a Sony Handycam DCR-DVD101. When I plug connect the USB cable to my laptop (Ubuntu 10) it doesn't mount any storage device. If I run usb-devices, I see: T: Bus=02 Lev=02 Prnt=02 Port=00 ...
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How can I resume a stopped job in Linux?

How can I resume a stopped job in Linux? I was using emacs and accidentally hit ctrl-z which blasted me back to the console. I can see it when I type 'jobs' [*****]$ jobs [1]+ Stopped ...
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Lightweight Linux on Hewlett-Packard 2133 Mini-Note - Recommendations?

I've got an HP 2133 Mini-Note with a small (40 GB) IBM SSD installed. I'd like to use the machine as a fast, ultra-portable bare-bones word processor, and I'm tired of the relative "heaviness" of Win7 ...
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Is it possible to build an LFS system on another computer through ssh?

I am in the beginning stages of building an LFS (http://linuxfromscratch.org) system, but the thing is I don't have any space on my laptop to build it on. However, recently the GPU on my desktop went ...
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what can i do from grub rescue?

i had my hard drive dual booting and was trying to delete one partition in gparted but i think it had grub on it. now i cant boot anything. i can get into the BIOS but i cant boot from USB, the screen ...
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How to copy password from Mono-executed KeePass2 to xterm on Linux?

I use KeePass2 to access username/password information in a Dropbox file. This allows convenient access from multiple devices. I can't seem to copy a password to the clipboard on my Linux ...
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My power supply/motherboard nightmare

Last summer I bought a broken power supply (without knowing of course) and put it in my computer. Turning my box on made one of my cheaper HDDs catch fire (I believe a capacitor or resistor blew) and ...
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How do I restore system default settings on Linux Mint KDE?

I did something weird and now my text size is like 3pt on every system window, but when I go in and change my window fonts to larger to something that looks normal, it makes my clock, bash, and other ...
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Install gksu on Centos

I want to install gksu on Centos 5.5. su and sudo both work fine (although I had to tweak some BASH profile files to find the commands properly), but I want gksu installed so that I can easily use ...
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Display “Washed Out” After Upgrade to Debian Squeeze?

After upgrading from Debian Lenny to Debian Squeeze and opening XFCE, i find that the colors appear "washed out" or "too light." On top of that, the screen resolution defaults to 1440x900 which is ...
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Decreasing free space on Fedora 12

I'm running Fedora 12. My free space is continously decreasing every time I restart my computer. I haven't installed any software nor am I using the internet. Can somebody explain why? Also, do I ...
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Having trouble booting with LiveCD

I re-installed my Windows OS today and wanted to install Linux Mint as a dual boot. Before the reinstall, I used the LiveCD Gparted to expand my C: from 25 to 30 GB. All went smoothly. After the ...
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How can I convert “DOS” .txt file to Unix .txt file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Convert CRLF's to line feeds on Linux How can I convert a DOS text file to Unix text file, so I can use my Linux parser properly?
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list files in specific directories older than 1 day or 24 hours

I am trying to write a simple back up script in python where I try to list the files that are 24 hours old in specific directories that I would choose. I read the manual of find and used find . ...
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Midnight Commander search exclude?

In Midnight Commander, is it possible to exclude some directories/patterns/... when doing search? (M-?) I'm specifically interested in skipping the .hg subdirectory.
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connect to the internet through other computer's wireless ethernet card

there are two computer wireless internet accessible notebook. desktop with no wireless card (but just normal lan card). I connect two computer with lan cable, and I want to use internet in desktop ...
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Problem with running open office from the command line

Yesterday I installed OpenOffice on my Linux server. But when I go to run it through the command line, it says command cannot be found. I've also tried other things like OOWriter, etc. Has anyone had ...
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Why does my Debian VMWare virtual machine lose all network connections ~15 minutes after boot?

I’m having a strange networking problem with a Debian (6) VMWare virtual machine on my Mac. Around 15 minutes after starting it up, I can no longer SSH into, view websites served from, or ping the VM. ...
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How to use grep?

I need to find file from ls - l by using grep and certain regexp. In particular I need greep to see certain file ending, like let's say .txt but only using regex. So it should be something like ls ...
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Horizontal Scrollbar (Bug?) in Google Chrome

Anyone else seeing this? Ever since 2 or 3 days ago, I've been seeing this quirk where 1 in 10 websites have this Google Chromium on Ubuntu Linux 10.04 LTS issues of a horizontal scrollbar, while ...
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How to configure an USB DDR dance pad on linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to configure an usb ddr dance pad for Stepmania on linux ??? I have Stepmania running and my official Dance Dance Revolution dance pad from DDR Universe 2, but I ...
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SSH from a VM via wireless network to a server

I have a VM running Fedora 17 on VMWare over windows 7. I want to SSH to my university server from fedora but when I try something like: ssh myuser@server.com I don't get request for my password. If ...
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Connection to wireless using terminal, bad driver requests?

I'm trying to connect to a networked named "magicmamaliga" but iwconfig isn't letting me. When running: iwconfig wlan0 essid "magicmamaliga" key "s:PASSWORDXXXXX" and get: Error for wireless ...
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How can I change the time before the system locks?

When I step away from my Linux computer for a while, the system locks and I have to enter my password to unlock it. How can I change the time before the system locks? I've hunted through all the GUI ...
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All my terminal applications ask me to go to the specific path (ie. /usr/sbin/iwconfig)

Just like the title says, it always asks me to go to the direct path. ie: iwconfig doesn't work. I have to type /usr/sbin/iwconfig
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What is a good file system for removable storage on Linux?

I have a 500GB external drive I want to use on a couple of Linux systems, and looking for a filesystem for it. External drives are frequently formatted in FAT32, but I don't need to interoperate with ...
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execute at specific time

create a file change its permissions at a specific time change the permission. At the moment this is what I have and it changes the permissions of the file but not according to the time ...
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Does Linux support TRIM for SSDs on LVM?

I am getting a SSD and need to know, does Linux support TRIM if I set up LVM on top of the SSD? I'm finding conflicting information. I'm currently running Ubuntu 10.10 with kernel 2.6.35-28.
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How to purge connections left open by SSH ProxyCommand?

I have a webserver WWW1 and a front-facing proxy PRX. I use SSH ProxyCommand to connect to WWW1's internal IP (private IP) via PRX (private+public IP). For some connections (not all) I see a network ...
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Get Apple Remote (Unibody) working on Linux?

Has anyone managed to get a newer Apple Remote (Unibody, aluminium design) working on Linux? What IR Receiver are people using? I had no luck with the ones I tried...
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Multi monitor solutions. Will these two video cards work on Linux?

I'm a bit tired of searching for the optimal solution to multi monitor setup in Linux. I don't want to spend money on a Matrox TripleHead2Go. Multi monitor on SLI for Linux doesn't work, check this ...
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What is the way to use Linux in VirtualBox on Windows

For using Linux on my windows system, I downloaded the ISO of Linux from the website. The problem is that the Internet and many other devices are not working. So I want to use them using Virtualbox ...
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How can I pack 15 different scripts into a single RPM?

I have more then 15 different scripts - bash, perl etc ( I run the scripts on Red Hat Linux) I want to pack all scripts by RPM. How to do that? For example I want to do rpm -Uvh all_scripts_pack ...
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SSH host authenticity issue

I'm receiving the wonderful "The authenticity of host xx can't be established." message when attempting to SSH into a box. I have two systems that recently swapped names. My system is a RHEL5.6 box. ...
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How can I make svn store clear text passwords in Debian Linux?

I am using an internal toy svn server, and svn client seems to be configured to store passwords in gnome-keyring by default. How can I disable it or at least switch to kwallet? I am using Debian ...
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No option to hibernate/shutdown in GNOME 3?

I have installed Fedora 15 Alpha with GNOME 3. Everything is working fine. However, I can't see any option to hibernate or shutdown. In the top panel when I click my user name, I only have one option ...