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Joining an Ubuntu VM to microsoft AD and DNS

So here's what I'm after: Create Ubuntu inside Virtualbox (done) Join it to the domain using net ads join -S example.com -u admin (done) Update the DNS using net ads dns register (done) Be able to ...
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Are there faster solutions for NTFS on Linux than NTFS-3G?

NTFS-3G is a stable read/write NTFS driver, but it is unfortunately extremely slow compared to both NTFS on Windows, and any native Linux filesystem. Not only is the access itself very slow due to use ...
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Linux RAID1 with only One disk

I have a hypothetical situation in which I installed my operating system using a RAID1 mirror. At some point I decided that this setup was overkill, my machine isn't system critical, I value doubling ...
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Unable to boot Windows XP after installing ubuntu 10.10

I have ubuntu 8.10 & Windows XP installed on my PC. I formatted the C:\ partition and installed a new fresh copy of Win XP. After that I was not able to login to ubuntu 8.10. It is clear that Win ...
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Tweaking linux console: 1) display password 2) set background color

I want to alter background color since very first lines of kernel output, remember that there was an ability to change colors with echo'ing some special character, but waiting for /etc/init.d/* is too ...
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Linux user group folder permissions

I have a basic linux file permissions question: I have a folder named test: $ ls -la drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 2010-10-25 17:11 . drwxr-xr-x 17 root root 4096 2010-10-25 16:53 .. drw-rwS--- ...
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Need a download manager for Ubuntu over network

I am trying to download a 22gb file over a slow vpn connection. The file is not hosted so what I did was just "connect to remote server" via Ubuntu, navigate to the directory where the file is and ...
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Setting Keyboard Shortcuts in Ubuntu

Is it possible to do the following in Ubuntu? If so, can someone point me in the right direction. Say you want to set a keyboard shortcut to do the following: For examples sake, set Alt+F to open ...
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How can I get apt-get to install python packages for a different version of python?

In Ubuntu 10.10, I have installed python 2.7. I would like to use apt-get to install packages to this version of python but I haven't been able to figure out how. Things I have tried without ...
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How do I prevent Linux services from auto-starting?

I have recently migrated from Windows to Linux (xubuntu) I am a developer and have installed everything I need, LAMP. In Windows I used to turn off all unnecessary services - I don't need the Apache ...
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Install linux wireless driver from windows?

I've got a Atheros AR9285 wireless card. I'd like to install the driver so I can access the internet, but I cannot install it without installing the driver to access the internet. See the problem? ...
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Security implications of running ssh server at home (Linux)

What are the security issues to keep in mind when running an ssh server on a Linux box at home to allow remote access? What steps can be taken to minimize the risks?
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Difference between nice value and priority in the top output

top, by default, lists both columns. I am curious as to what is the difference. I checked out the man pages and cannot figure it out: Priority: h: PR -- Priority The priority of the task. ...
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Can I play music from a remote server on my local machine via SSH?

I recently purchased a linux VPS from http://slicehost.com just to learn and play around with. I currently ssh into the machine via Putty from various Windows boxes. Is there anyway to throw some ...
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phpmyadmin or other mysql gui - edit whole table from one screen

Let's say I have table in database. I'd like to be able to view all data from this table and be able to edit every field from single screen. I tried to do this in phpmyadmin but I'm not sure how... I ...
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What ATI cards support split screen with OSS Linux drivers?

I would like to have split screen, but I don't know which ATI card will fit my needs. It must be ATI, and it must work out of the box with the open source Linux drivers. My monitors have DVI-D ...
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Reinstall linux with software RAID

I've got ubuntu server on my "home server" with 5 software raid 0 partitions and one software raid 1. I have to reinstall OS. Is it possible to do that without losing existing partitions with data?
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How to copy previous output from bash terminal to file

I know how to redirect the output of a terminal to a file. For example, if I want to list all the files in ~/Documents and output to a file called test.txt, I would do this: ls ~/Documents > ...
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stop network browsing for clients

I am using RouterTik OS as my edge router. My clients are connected to one of the LAN cards of this router PC. One of my clients has a MacBook. He can discover all the clients connected to that LAN ...
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Unable to cd to directory which I own with permissions 777

This is on a customized Ubuntu 10.10 LiveCD. I have a directory which the default user "ubuntu" owns, and the permissions on the directory is 777. I'm unable to cd into the directory as ubuntu user. ...
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How can I minimise my Bash shell prompt?

Currently the terminal prompt looks like this: [karlis@karlis-desktop current_folder]$ How can I minimize the prompt, so that it only shows $ or # without extra info in square brackets? I checked ...
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Apps on SLAX does not run

Please, how to solve this: I've installed GIMP 2.7.1 (OS Slax), but it doesn't work. Clicking on icon doesn't start GIMP. In Shell: kdesu /usr/bin/gimp gimp: symbol lookup error: ...
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Can I use 'iw' to create multiple virtual interfaces to connect to multiple networks?

I'm trying to connect one computer to two others in an ad-hoc infrastructure. [computer 1] ---- [computer 2] ---- [computer 3] computer 2 is running Linux and has a single NIC wlan0. I want to it ...
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Is there a better mplayer command line interface, or another good CLI music player?

I generally prefer to do things on the command line when I can. Mplayer is a great tool for playing all sorts of media, but the command line interface sucks. Some things I'd like to see in a CLI media ...
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List only the device names of all available network interfaces

I want to get a list of all available Network-Device Names on my Linux server. I figured that netstat -a would do the job, however netstat produces quite much output: eth0 Link encap:Ethernet ...
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linux xorg dual different monitors mouse border

If I hook an external monitor to my Linux laptop and configure it for dual head with the Gnome system tools, I do get them configured with the proper resolution and position (one to the left of the ...
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Defining private Samba shares

I'm trying to modify my Linux server's Samba config so that each user gets their own private folder, in a similar way to having a private 'home' folder. Is it possible to create a samba share that ...
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Can I SSH from Mac to Linux, with Linux windows opening on the Mac?

This is a question about X Windows support for Mac. I sometimes ssh to a Linux computer, and start software there. The software requires graphical interface (a DISPLAY). I am curious whether it is ...
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how do i switch custom kernels?

i have created and installed a new kernel in my ubuntu system, but now i have added a new system call and created a new kernel, how do i set this new kernel as the one the OS should boot from. dpkg ...
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Join multiple MP3 files (lossless)

How do you join multiple MP3 files into one? "cat" and "mp3wrap" are no good as they produce non standard MP3 files. I know I can use audacity, but when you have 1000's of MP3 files to join into ...
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VLC tv card streaming

I'm trying to stream the output of my desktop's tv card to my laptop using vlc without success. I have on both pcs ArchLinux installed. I'm stuck here: $ cvlc ...
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Open terminal after running shell script

I have a shell script for my LXDE desktop, which runs rdiff-backup. What I would like is for this to open up a terminal with the output. Coming from Windows, this would automatically be done. ...
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What does it mean for the file name to be shown with red background

I'm trying to install Cisco VPN client on Linux Ubuntu 10.04. The installer creates the directory, places all the necessary files in it, and then fails to launch the binary. I tried to launch it ...
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Converting .VHD imag to RAW format

I need to convert a VHD file (Hyper-V VM) to the Linux raw format. Is there a tool which can do this which is graphical?
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sudo vs gksudo. difference?

What's difference between sudo and gksudo?
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How can I change the cron?

I have a script that I want to be run every X minutes. I already have the cron sentence I need to paste to the cron, but can't find it anywhere. The terminal command 'crontab -e' works, but it opens ...
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How to abort a active download of a package in Ubuntu?

I was downloading a package from a terminal. Actually i want to install some package 'A'. But,by mistake installing some other package 'B'. So, i wanted to stop the download of that package 'B' and ...
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Which Linux kernel modules are related to heat, fan speed, and power management

Which Linux kernel modules are related to fan speed, temperature monitoring and power management. The goal of my question is to provide a starting point for understanding which Linux kernel modules ...
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How to obtain an old linux distribution?

Is it possible to download load distribution of linux,even the old distributions have kernel 2.6.x.x...i needed a distribution with 2.4 kernel or is it possible to recompile the kernel 2.4 on a ...
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Why urllib2 doesn't work for me?

I have installed 3 different python script on my ubuntu 10.04 32 bit machine with python 2.6.5. All of these use the urllib2 and I always get this error: urllib2.URLError: Why ? Examples: ...
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Graphics driver for Ubuntu on Dell Latitude XT

we have a Dell Latitude XT laptop in our company, and we would like to install Ubuntu on it. Windows 7 works fine out of the box, so the hardware is fine. Since this laptop has a touchscreen we just ...
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How can I automate “sudo chmod a+r /dev/usb/hiddev0” upon linux start?

I have a footpedal and fortunately there is a software for using it under linux (see http://code.google.com/p/footpedal/). The author of that software already solved an issue for me (see issues ...
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How to get a fast free Unix native on a Mac Pro? [closed]

I am interested in running Linux on my Mac Pro (8-core, 24 GB RAM). What are the main caveats one should expect? Can all hardware be used natively after booting, say Linux or FreebSD? Does Solaris ...
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Running Ubuntu on Toshiba L630

I was suffering with the following error while trying to install Ubuntu onto my Toshiba L630: kernel_thread_helper+0x0 0x10 I bypassed the error and managed to install the OS by going into the ...
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Uninstall package

I installed a package via sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras How do I uninstall this package?
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Suggest a minimalist HTTP proxy with certain features

Please suggest me a minimalist HTTP proxy for Linux which has the following features: a single executable file - it can be an executable compiled from C/C++ or a Python/Perl script accepts the ...
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How to properly wipe a hard drive prior to resale? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Hard drive wiping? Erasing data before selling a computer I'm going to be selling a few old hard drives and was wondering what is the correct way to wipe these hard ...
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Why Ubuntu eats more power than Windows?

I play full screen video with maximum volume or browse the Web with WiFi. Under Windows 7 my laptop works ~5 hours. Under Kubuntu 10.10 only ~2 hours. I've got Acer Aspire 1810TZ. Battery wear ...
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Re-Downloading Linux (Kernel) Source

yesterday i downloaded source of my virtual linux kernel and tried to compile it. It compiled indeed but could not boot from the new kernel. Then today i decided to re-downloading after removing ...
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Joining two files from the command line in a Linux environment

I'm looking for a solution for the following simple problem. I have two files, fileA and fileB. Each file contains only one word per line, and they contain exactly the same number of lines. I would ...