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How can I get Linux to interpret keyboard charaters properly?

I access a linux server shell via putty, but many of the keys I use do not translate across, up, down, left and right all are seen as ^[[A, ^[[B, ^[[D and ^[[C; But so is C-up, C-down, C-left and ...
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how to stop bash from printing alerts?

When killing a process with kill -9 $PID &>/dev/null in a script, a message is still printed to the terminal after the next command terminates. How do you stop this behaviour? For example ...
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Firefox terminates if multiple instances of flash player running

If i have, say, youtube tab opened and if a click on some of the related videos (while it's still playing) firefox terminates. The same if I open youtube on one tab and myspace on another - firefox ...
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How do I let user 'Y' write in folder 'A' only when executing script 'X'?

How do I let user Y write in folder A only when executing script X?
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write-through RAM disk, or massive caching of file system?

I have a program that is very heavily hitting the file system, reading and writing randomly to a set of working files. The files total several gigabytes in size, but I can spare the RAM to keep them ...
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How do I Install Fedora using CDs?

I'm trying to install Fedora so that I can run Amahi Home Server, my system wont boot from a DVD and I'm now sure how to install using CDs or USB. Thanks!
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grep - match anything but given filetype

I want to clean out my music library so I don't get any more "search for suitable plugin" messages from Rhythmbox when it sutubles across some WMA-Relic. I have the tools, but now I want to FIND ...
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Debian Lenny expects udev on a vps that doesn't support it

Primary symptom: /proc/self/fd is there and normally populated, however /dev/fd is not. Process substitution therefore fails, because bash wants to create files under /dev/fd. /dev/.static/ and ...
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How to reformat a SD card to VFAT after formating it ext3

I have formatted a sd card ext3 for some test but I would like to to reformat to vfat. I have used linux to reformat using mkfs.vfat but still can't read it in windows. The next thing I was going ...
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Why is VMWare Workstation so slow on Linux?

I'm using Fedora Core 12 quad-core Linux box. However, when I run VMWare Workstation (running a single virtual XP box, running nothing) it slows to a crawl. The load average jumps from 0.11 to 4 or ...
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In a multicore system, will each cpu have its own linux kernel?

What i meant was, in a multicore system with 'n' number of cpu's, will each cpu have its own linux kernel installed, or will all cpu's have a copy of the same kernel image? Another question ...
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Why do I see nvidia-185-modaliases and nvidia-195-modaliases in Ubuntu software updates?

For some reason I see both the Ubuntu 185 and 195 drivers in the Ubuntu Update Manager. In the NVidia X server settings I see the driver as version 185.18.36. I think I managed to install two ...
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What's the equivalent of Linux's updatedb command for the Mac?

If I want to use the locate command on a Linux machine, I usually run sudo updatedb first to update the database. I can run the locate command on OS X 10.5 but I can't find updatedb. What's the ...
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Removing SCIM input method as default from gnome terminal

I am recently back into the Linux world after about a 10 year absence. While I can find my way around most things, terminals and desktop managers are different than I remember. One of the biggest ...
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Movie clips capture from camcorders over firewire in Debian testing/unstable

What is the best way to capture clips from camcorders over firewire? When I did it last time 1+ year ago I used Kino and the raw1394 kernel driver. When I tried to do it this week with the latest ...
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How do I enable a stick pointing device in Ubuntu?

How do I enable/disable a stick pointing device in Ubuntu (9.10)? How can I configure clicking and scrolling with the stick pointer? (I can't click with the stick and scroll the page.)
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Is it possible to remove the $ from nano in linux on longlines?

is it possible to configure nano to have line breaks on long lines instead of showing a $?
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Why is Num Lock disabled by default in Ubuntu?

Why did anyone ever it would be a good idea to disable Num Lock on Linux at startup? It annoys the heck outta me.
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Can I Use My Linux Box As A 'System Imaging' Server? (i.e., Norton Ghost Server?)

I'm curious if anyone has accomplished the following, or knows a good terse description of how to set up the following. I'd like to set up a Linux server that is able to clone PC's over the network, ...
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Serial Over IP, windows-linux

I need to have a serial port "shared" over the internet (may or may not be using a vpn) At one end is a windows box, at the other is a linux box, wich has the serial port the linux box has no gui and ...
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Multi-monitor aterm transparency

I have 3 monitors which I set the background with using xpmroot my-5760x1200bg.png I then setup aterm to use transparency by adding the following to my ~/.Xdefaults file. aterm*transparent:true ...
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Why can't Emacs on Mac OS X find the Info directory node?

The default Emacs on Mac OS X, 22.1, appears to have some problems with the info/help stuff. When you hit C+h i, it says: Can't find the Info directory node. It works in AquaEmacs, but I ...
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How to burn files to cd while running Knoppix?

I can't open the cd drive because Knoppix is using it. Is there a way round this?
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How to make a boot profile permanent?

I have a Finnix live CD. I can customize it by remastering it. When I boot with the live CD I need to make a little change in the boot profile The boot profile before making the changes is linux ...
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Manually Installing A New Kernel

For some reason, my kernel got uninstalled. I have only file called "initrd.img-2.6.26-1-xen-amd64.bak" in my /boot folder. The only other thing is a 'grub' folder. I booted into a rescue OS, but is ...
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How do you turn off monitors individually in Linux, with Nvidia TwinView?

I frequently watch movies on my computer, but I have two screens. So having something displayed on the other monitor is annoying. I currently use this to turn off my monitors: xset dpms force off ...
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What does “gateway” in routing table refer to?

What exactly does gateway in a route refer to? I know what a default gateway is- it's the route of last resort. But used in context of a host route (with destination specified), what is a gateway and ...
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ALSA OSS Emulation won't work

Ok I spend the last 4 hours or so trying to get this to work, without any success :( I'm on Ubuntu9.10 with pulseaudio setup, everything works fine so far. But when I try to record my Desktop with ...
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Running Linux on Acer Aspire One

Does anybody know if I can run Linux on an Acer Aspire One? I see from they shipped a version of it with Linux but was wondering if I can switch from Windows XP to any form of Linux?
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How do I setup a software raid 1 on 2 newly installed HD's in ubuntu

I setup a HTPC about a month ago, and just expanded my storage by adding two 750GB drives in addition to my OS drive. I am using Ubuntu 9.10 as my OS and need help setting up a raid 1 on the two ...
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Proper procedure for installing into /usr/local?

Yesterday I downloaded an app called mvPod, which came in a tarball. I was under the impression that if I have any programs not installed by the package manager, they belong in /usr/local rather than ...
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Go back to original version of Firefox in Ubuntu from beta version

In Ubuntu 9.04, I tried to upgrade from Firefox 3.0 to 3.5, by installing some apt-get packages, and there is a problem! Now Firefox calls itself "Namoroka" and the Firefox logo is gone and replaced ...
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How to execute a script while booting Linux from flashdrive?

I know i can make my script run at boot time in runlevel 2 by putting it in /etc/init.d/ and creating a symbolic to it in /etc/rc2.d but thats when Linux is on hard drive. I want to run my script ...
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How to shutdown instantly?

Is there any command by which I may shutdown my system instantly?
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Automatically distinguish difference between multiple HDDs in linux?

I'm running Ubuntu Server 9.10. I have two external USB HDDs. I use them each for different backup reasons. So certain data gets stored on one HDD, and different information gets stored on the other ...
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Are there any problems using Dragon NaturallySpeaking in a VirtualBox Windows guest, Linux host?

I would like to set up Dragon NaturallySpeaking on a Windows XP guest, on an Ubuntu Linux host. Will this work? Are there any issues that I should be aware of? Thinkpad T61p Ubuntu 9.10 host Windows ...
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How to enable more php extensions on Gentoo server?

I have working apache/php/mysql on my Gentoo server. But I have to enable some extensions in php (json, exif). I did: USE="dev-lang/php json exif" emerge dev-lang/php Please, tell me what next? ...
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Don't move a directory/file if src and dest are on different partitions

In order to protect myself if I make a mistake in typing a directory/filename path, I am searching for a way to prevent mv from doing anything if the source and destination files exist on separate ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 install won't boot after filesystem damage

I was running a somewhat standard install of Ubuntu 9.10, when my drive got pushed into read-only mode, so I switched to tty1, ran /etc/init.d/gdm stop, and then ran fsck -y /. It took an hour or too, ...
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Put a Windows computer to sleep remotely (from a Linux box)

I'd like to have my Linux box (a QNAP TS-210 NAS) send the order to go to sleep (or hibernation) to my main Windows 7 computer. As the NAS is running Linux, I can't use psshutdown from SysInternals' ...
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How can I remotely control a linux box from my Mac?

I set all of my family members up with Linux Mint so that their computers would stop punching themselves in the face, but I'd like to be able to control those computers when my mom calls up and wants ...
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Zeroconf SSH advertising : utility?

On my Airport Express I can set up SSH advertising for computers on my network. I have the same option with avahi on a linux server. What is the utility of doing this ?
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Need audio player that lists by directory structure

Amarok is nice, and currently the only thing I've tried that will actually play audio from network shares and not lock up. Only problem is that it doesn't seem to list my library by directory/folder ...
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Proxy delegate refusing connexion?

I'm a little disapointed ! My aim was to build a VERY simple smtp proxy under debian to handle mail from a port (51234) and forward it to the standard 25 port. I compile and install a "delegate" ...
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How can I find any domain name that resolves to IP within a given net range?

For example, given the range: 172.128.0.0 - 172.191.255.255 I need to find some domain that resolves to an IP-adress within the range. Is it possible ? I'm using a Linux system.
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Virtual machine software questions

How do virtual machine software work so that they can run multiple Operating system at the same time? I have lot queries based on this . How are they able to save so much info in context so that ...
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FolderShare (Windows Live Sync) for Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Keeping folders synced between several machines File syncing across multiple operating systems Is there something like FolderShare that I can run on my Windows and ...
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How to update the kernel from 2.6.16 on Debian squeeze?

I just did an update of my Debian system from lenny to squeeze as described here. I got some errors during the install, saying that glibc couldn't be updated. I did an apt-get -f install, which ...
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Is there a way to run MacOS software on linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mac OS X as guest on VirtualBox with Ubuntu Host? Note: This differs from previous Mac-on-linux/windows questions because: I don't mind buying the software if I can ...
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Resolving Linux symlinks mounted via samba on Windows?

This one might be a bit tricky. I have a samba mount in Windows, mounted from a local Linux devbox. The projects on this mount contain a lot of symlinked directories. They all work fine and look like ...