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Installing linux programs when something else has to be installed

I seem to have all the dependencies to install a program, but I'm getting these error messages. Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or ...
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Serving NTFS partition on linux through ftp

I'm using the default configuration for proftpd on Linux Mint with only the following directive changed: # Use this to jail all users in their homes DefaultRoot ~ I created a user userftp ...
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Recommendation for desktop VM host? [closed]

What I have: A desktop machine with a 3GHz AMD64 quad core processor, with 4G of ram, and dual monitors, and swappable SATA drive bays a SATA drive with Ubuntu 11.10 a SATA drive with Windows ...
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How to install Ubuntu on another partition? from image, w/o CD, w/o flash-stick

I have one installation of Linux that I want to abandon, and I would like to install Ubuntu on another partition. The problem is that this miniPC does not have a CD-drive and I don't have flash-stick ...
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linux djvu viewer with tabbed interface

The Windows DjVu viewer (WinDjView) has a tabbed interface to open a few documents in one window. On Linux, djvusmooth and djvu4 open each document in a new window. The browser plugin for djvu is ok ...
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recovering a broken GNOME-desktop in debian wheezy

an hour ago I had a working gnome-desktop on my debian system (thinkpad x121e). Then I installed compiz that crashed. After a reboot the gnome-desktop no longer started. Then I did some upgrades ...
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Suse Linux: getting a static IP

I am using a computer remotely to which I also have root access. This computer is connected to the internet, but I want to do ssh access, etc. Currently I am using TeamViewer to connect to it. I ...
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Intel VGA shared memory

I have a G41 motherboard with 256 MB intel VGA. When memory shared from RAM on Windows it can be ~740MB, but on Fedora 15.0, it is just 256. Is there a way to make it work on Linux the same as on ...
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Xmonad focused window border issues with virtualbox/vmware guest additions

I've tested xmonad on ubuntu and archlinux, running either on virtualbox and vmware. After installing guest additions (and the equivalent vmware tools for vmware), the focus border stops working. I ...
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Dropbear server allows users to see `/`

I installed dropbear on a embedded linux system, and I launch it by a dropbear -r rsa_host_key Everything works as expected, except that all users are able to "climb" outside of their home ...
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Samba without central server?

I have found Samba to be a real pain to keep working at home (having half a dosen Windows & Linux computers) Without a central server, samba keeps moving the domain master browser as computers ...
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Trying to edit installed files in RAM during a live CD Ubuntu session

I'm without a hard drive for the moment, and would like to install some mods on minecraft inside of my Ubuntu live usb. Unfortunately I can't find the files once minecraft has installed (and works). ...
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Virtualization of Windows XP or 7 in Linux Ubuntu using native Windows drivers?

I am having a problem with getting one of my USB-to-serial devices running on Linux Ubuntu. There is simply no driver for it. It only works in Windows. When I boot to Win 7, it works fine because the ...
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when we use “top -c” in Linux, which type of process is closed by brackets?

As the title said, which type of process is closed by brackets?
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Linux groups for standard user

I have recently migrated to Slackware from Debian. I have done this for the purpose of learning, as such, I have a question. I have looked at the list of groups available on my system via less ...
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Disable button in a third party application?

Im currently have a linux "kiosk" machine containing a closed-source third party application. The problem is that the third party application has a settings button, that I dont want the users to be ...
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Recovering GRUB/Arch Linux after installing Windows 7

So on my desktop I have Arch Linux installed but I need to dual boot with Windows 7. After installing Windows 7, it's bootloader takes over and the original GRUB is gone. Now, I've done this before ...
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cron job not executing

I have a cron job that is supposed to run a script every 15 minutes. */15 * * * * /path/to/script.sh I checked in three hours later and found that the script never ran, even once. Earlier I tried ...
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Is there a way to power down a USB device using software?

Is there a way that I can power off a (specific) USB device completely using software from a Linux machine? I want to use this to power off (so that the LED is off) a (single) USB stick. Do you know ...
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Negative values when absolutely positioning monitor in xorg.conf

In xorg.conf, in the ServerLayout section, I'm trying to arrange screens 0 and 1. Screen 1 's left top corner should be up 1050 pixels and right 880 pixels. But negative values seem to be causing an ...
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How can I check which ports are busy and which ports are free on my Linux machine?

Is there any command line command or any other way to find and list out the busy and free port numbers on my Linux machine?
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How can I tell if my image is CMYK from Linux command line?

I'm converting images from RGB to CMYK. How can I tell if my image is CMYK from the Linux command line?
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How to not allow user outside of home directory with SFTP

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04. I have users' home directories set, but I want to restrict them to their home directory and its children when they are connecting via SFTP. In other words: not allowing ...
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Reattaching to screen - Linux

We run several screen instances from one box, eg. : 27185.pts-53.CentOS-57-64-minimal (Detached) 27209.pts-53.CentOS-57-64-minimal (Detached) 27281.pts-53.CentOS-57-64-minimal ...
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Auto image enhance for Ubuntu

F-Spot had an "enhance" button that magically turns the image on the left into the image next to it (see below). It worked brilliantly for quite a range of images. Unfortunately it has problems, and ...
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How does disk size affect performance of a computer?

We run some applications in our Red Hat 5 servers. An application running on client machines accesses on a mount on this server. This application is used by users via X on windows PCs. There are data ...
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vnote to txt converter [closed]

Is there any software to convert vnote(vnt) to txt in linux? I found vnote2text for windows but none for linux
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Linux: Display output only goes to one graphics card after it starts udev

I've got two graphics cards in a system, both of which have all of the monitors enabled up until it gets to :: Starting udevd... done. in the boot process. After it gets past there, the 2 monitors ...
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Konsole font truncation - only with consolas

When I use Consolas (of any size) as my terminal font, any pixels which hang below the line (such as the tail of a y) get truncated. Look at the second line in the screenshot below. Notice that the ...
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How do I save my overscan value in Nvidia-settings on Ubuntu 11.10

Well as the title says, I'd like to know how I can save the value of my overscan compensation (value is between 0 and 200) after reboot on Ubuntu 11.10. The graphics card I have is an Nvidia ION. I'd ...
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Where do files and directories go when I run 'rm -rf folder_or_file_name' in Ubuntu 10.04?

When I delete folders or files in the Nautilus GUI, those folders/files go to Trash but where do folders/files go when I run rm -rf folder_or_file_name in terminal in Ubuntu 10.04?
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Custom Linux: advice for maintenance, best practices, general

Context: We have custom versions of GCC, Kernel, utilities ...etc., we'd like to integrate easily into a installable easily maintainable Linux Distro ...package-management etc.. This is for a ...
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update in arch - cannot commit transaction

unixodbc-2.3.1-1-i686 196.1K 209.8K/s 00:00:01 [######################] 100% apr-util-1.3.12-4-i686 164.0K 201.4K/s 00:00:01 [######################] 100% firefox-9.0.1-1-i686 12.1M ...
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Can I take an existing Windows XP installation and mount it using VMware Player on Ubuntu Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to convert physical environments to virtual machines I'm looking to take my Windows XP installation and mount it using VMware Player. Is this possible ...
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Turning unallocated space into an NTFS partition

I want to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. Here's my GParted configuration: I want to set all the unallocated space to use the NTFS system so I can store my media files. dev/sda1 is MBR dev/sda2 is ...
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Why does ps aux displays a number instead of a username?

Running ps aux just gave me the following output: ... www-data 26254 0.0 0.7 27304 3544 ? S 15:07 0:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start 1001 25807 0.8 0.8 48444 4332 ? Sl ...
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Telling any program to perform some action

In linux (Ubuntu 10.04) is there a command line way to tell a program to preform an action? Let's say, for example, tell pid 12345 to execute "Ctrl+S" without stealing focus from my current window? I ...
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Make Server Wake on Connection

I always lock my laptop when I'm not using it, and I keep the lid up when I leave my house, but I find that someone almost always shuts the lid. This prevents me from connecting to my TLS-encrypted ...
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Can't update opensuse from 11.4 to 12.1 because of lack of space in /var

I'm trying to update opensuse from 11.4 to 12.1. Needable size of download is more than 1.0 GB, but my filesystem /var is precisely 1.0 GB, that's why zypper stops while downloading .rpm packages ...
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How can a linux kernel be so small?

An ordinary stable 3* kernel is about 70 mb now. But there are little linux distributions of 30-10 mb with software and other stuff running out of the box. How can the linux kernel be so small in ...
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Recover Data After Formating Ubuntu OS

I was having ubuntu 10.04 on my system, and 2 partitions one with 80 GB and the Other with 70 Gb. I took a backup from 80 GB partition and saved it in 70 GB, I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my system, ...
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Getting values using sed

I am running a script whose output is: Circuit Packets/Bytes Sent Packets/Bytes Received 2/1 vlan-id 1005 11589119559 14650974869 ...
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CentOS 6.1 + Oracle Express 11g

I have installed CentOS 6.1 and Oracle. And then I closed the firewall, used the right Env Typed /etc/init.d/oracle-xe start and inited OK But, I can not use "get Started" (Firefox displayed: ...
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Can Linux span across VGA + DVI-P + HDMI?

The new motherboard I purchased supports three video output ports: standard VGA, DVI-P and HDMI. I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on the machine. I have tried connecting DVI-P and HDMI at the same time ...
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Rename screen session

Is it possible to change the name of a GNU screen session? Say I called started it with "screen -S foo" and I want to rename it to bar.
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Screen “dies” whenever “ls” is executed

I'm running Screen 4.00.03 on my RHEL 5 server. Wheneven I open a new screen and execute ls the screen dies. This only happens in this server and not in other servers. What is causing this problem? ...
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Install Linux on this Computer

I have an old desktop computer which I am trying to install Linux to. It looks Dell-ish to me. So far I have tried Linux LiveDVD (I have no LiveCDs) and the computer only has a CD drive. The BIOS is ...
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Write Fedora.iso to USB and boot it from a Macbook

I have an .iso image of the full Fedora 16 install (Downloaded from http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-options#formats as "Fedora 16 DVD") and the question now is: How do I write it on a USB ...
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How do I password protect a .tgz file with tar in Unix?

I'm using the Unix tar command as follows to tar up a directory and its files: tar cvzf fileToTar.tgz directoryToTar Is there a way to password protect the .tgz file? I've created ...
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How to make `unoconv` to produce exact output on every run?

I came across the unoconv linux utility for converting document formats. I found that unoconv produces different output everytime it is called with same input file. bash$ unoconv -f doc test.html ...