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GPG error when updating Linux Mint 9

When i run sudo apt-get update, i get the following error W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not ...
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How can I disable Internet access for programs running in Wine?

How can I disable Internet access for programs running in Wine?
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Record audio when sound is detected, like “motion” does for video

For those not familiar with the "motion" project it monitors your camera and when enough motion is detected in the video field of view it records that to a video file. The project website is here What ...
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lsof get traffic size with server

I have a server can I use lsof to find on a specific port the amount of traffic passed with servers? I used so far this in order to sort by highest size, but what info to i really get? how can I know ...
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cp -a is preserving ownership, from non-root user

When I invoke cp -a 1 2 from a non-root user, the ownership is being preserved, despite the fact that file 1 belongs to another user. My understanding was this shouldn't be possible. What is going ...
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IPv6 Tunnel via Own Linux (IPv6-connected) Server

Unfortunately, there's a lot of IPv6 tunnel brokers, and their documentation often clutters the search results for how to setup your own IPv6 tunnel. I have a Linux server with IPv6 connectivity. I ...
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Backup Linux from Acronis True Image Home?

I have a a software "Acronis True Image Home" Is it possible to backup CentOS Linux? on Windows do I need to create a bootdisk from Acronis and then boot it up on linux server? I wanted to copy all ...
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Recognize Keyboard in Linux - Laptop Dell Vostro 1510

Linux (CentOS, Red Hat, Ubuntu) operating systems can't recognize my laptop keyboard, and I'm unable to work with it any more. It had been fine but I don't know what's happened to it now. Note that ...
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Extend Linux Desktop to another X Windows Display

I am a long time Linux user of the Xinerama and other technologies for extending a desktop to multiple monitors. However when I travel with my laptop I miss the multi-monitor support I enjoy at home. ...
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How to batch rename files with a random name

I have a bunch of photos with varying names. I want to give each photo a random name(*), how do I do that? (*)I'm going to put them on a digital photo-frame that can't shuffle
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How to reinstall Mac OS X on OS X/Linux dual-boot system?

My setup: I have a MacBook Pro 5,5 with a Mac OS X Snow Leopard partition and a Linux partition. I use rEFIt to boot into Linux. I didn't use Boot Camp when I originally installed Linux; instead, I ...
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Upgrade Plone installation to use Python 2.6.7

We're running Plone 4.1rc3 with Python 2.6.6 on Linux. I noticed that there is a new release of Python, 2.6.7, that contains some security patches. The Plone instance is using a dedicated Python ...
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Install web service server on Blade system

I need to install a webservice server coding in java & running in JBoss AS onto a blade server with Linux OS. Anybody knows what way to make use all the power of that blade? Or just install it as ...
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Where can I find which motherboards which cooperate with linux

Where can I find motherboards (or chipsets) which works with linux (DDR2 & DDR3). Can ubuntu use whole 4GB of memory?
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Best Drive Format for a 2TB Seagate External HDD, which can be supported in all OS

I have a 2TB Seagate GoFlex Desk External HDD. I want to format it. Which is the best disk format, which will be supported in all OS, like Windows, Linux and Mac?
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remote connection from Linux to Vista

hey guys, I wanna use my windows desktop on Linux RedHat, I installed RDesktop on my linux,and set remote connections on windows Vista,but it doesn't work. I tried remote connection between my linux ...
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Is there any software which compares file on specified directory each day, and if file(s) changed, send a warning via e-mail?

Is there application for linux which would run everyday, and if that app suspect changed files, warn me via email with list of changed files?
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Preserve files accross reboots of live cd

I want to boot the 'Finnix' distro from a usb. I have unetbootin which can set it up on the usb, but it can't allow me to preserve files after rebooting. Is there anyway to do this, maybe do it ...
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How does windows and linux set it's clock

Today I missed class because my clock was an hour slow. The cause of this seems to be because the windows time service wasn't switched on. Seems to work fine now. Why does windows not use the hardware ...
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Linux distro for booting from USB and automatically running a script

I want a lightweight CLI only Linux distribution that can rapidly boot from a USB stick, run a script by itself at startup and then shut down the computer. All of this without any user intervention ...
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Docky shows default launcher icon on ubuntu

I am using docky on Ubuntu. I want to have a launcher for intellij in my docky bar, but I have an issue. No matter which method for adding the launcher to the dock I use, the intellij icon specified ...
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Establishing Serial Port communication through USB in Linux

I am new to Ubuntu and I need to establish a serial port communication between my PC and microcontroller MSP430G2452. On connection the USB available with the Launchpad and using lsusb. It ...
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Terminal, vim and ssh color problem

I'm using vim for my editor. I've problems about the colors of vim. The same colorscheme of vim gives different outputs in terminal, ssh session and screen. I learnt they've different colors(16, 88 or ...
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FileZilla tranfer files between linux and windows machine basic tutorial

I have a Windows machine, from which I want to transfer files to a Linux machine. Can someone briefly explain to me how to I use FileZilla for that? Do I have to have server running on the Windows ...
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A minimal Linux distribution for my ASUS EEE PC

I recently bought myself a ASUS EEE 1000HE and I intend to use it for note-taking and light browsing at the University. The machine has a 10" screen so the interface needs to be very compact. I've ...
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The terminology of mounting volumes (virtual directory?)

If I'm understanding correctly, a Device file name is the reference to the device found in /dev. The mount point is wherever the file system is accessible, but what is the role of the virtual ...
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What is the best way to determine if a multi-processor machine is overloaded?

What is the best way to determine in Linux if a multi-processor machine is overloaded? I thought load was a good measure but I run a large number of tasks which don't consume a lot of CPU but which ...
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Send email about status of cron job completion

I have some scripts that do usual stuff like backing up MySql database, gz, tar some files and put them on FTP or sync with some other backup/mirror system. Some scripts are running quite frequently ...
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Linux 'man' command: How do I search for a word/phrase and cycle through?

When looking for a certain word or phrase in the man page of linux command, one can type '/' followed by the word/phrase to search for it. What I'd like to be able to do is to search for the next ...
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How can I sort out Xephyr's keyboard mapping?

When I start up Xephyr inside of X, my keyboard map becomes wonky mostly just for non-printing characters. I can't use arrow keys. According to xev, The down arrow gets mapped to Super_R. The up arrow ...
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How to do a hexdump of first track of HDD?

How would i do a hexdump in Ubuntu for the first track of a HDD? I am looking for a winhex-esque output if that makes sense. The first track has 63 sectors, each 512 bytes long. I tried dd ...
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Cannot Mount Volume

I have two internal hard drives.I just installed Debian Lenny in the smaller 80GB. But when I try to access the other hard drive it shows: "Invalid mount option when attempting to mount the ...
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List of binary compatible Linux derivates

I'm looking for an overview of binary compatible linux derivates to enterprise Linux versions. A usable definition of this compatibility is given on Wikipedia. I already know candidates for this: ...
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indistinguishable active tab in gnome terminal

I am running Gnome 2.30.2 and Gnome Terminal 3.0.1 on my Debian Sid and recently the active tab became almost indistinguishable from other tabs. It is actually the same colour. Changing the themes ...
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Using True-Type Font with aterm

I'd like to use the TTF Consolas with aterm on my Ubuntu system. I've placed this font in my ~/.fonts directory, and I'm currently using it with emacs and gnome-terminal. So, I know some ...
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SELinux allow http requests on Fedora 14

I have a Fedora 14 instance on Amazon EC2 and I want to make an http request from that instance to another one in the same amazon security group. When I use wget to make the request it works fine. ...
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Accidentally moved Desktop folder ingo /usr/local/bin

I ran mv -n /desktop /user/local/bin and as a result everything on my desktop is gone. I tried the opposite mv -n /user/local/bin /desktop in the hopes of undoing it but now only one of those ...
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Local cache for apt packages

I have a desktop and laptop at home, both running the same flavour of Debian Testing. How can I configure apt on the laptop so that it first tries to download the packages from the desktop before ...
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Is UDF an ok substitute for ext3?

I'm thinking of doing the UDF thing to share files between windows and linux. Is UDF a viable option for /home Is UDF a viable option for / Can windows XP correctly read sparse files I created in ...
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Boot Linux USB Drive From USB Floppy

I have a USB drive on which I want to install Arch Linux (using the installer, not unetbootin or something similar, as I want the drive to be persistent.) The computer from which I want to boot this ...
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/etc/exports file not read on boot

I added some entries into my /etc/exports file. But when I boot my system, the file is not read. I check it by sudo exportfs — it returns nothing (also I can't mount the exported folders on other ...
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File command output is different for same file on diff machine

I get different output of file command on same file(checked inode) from different machines. One of the machines is with suse10 sp3 and the another - rhel4. machine1>file x.tcl x.tcl: ASCII ...
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tcptraceroute showing paths of greatly varying length

I'm tracing a path to my server using tcptraceroute. The server is showing intermittent network availability. It's as if some packets get through fine, others take a long time and some never get ...
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Screen a running process

Sometimes I forget to run a program under a screen session and can't stop it in the middle, and I know it's going to take long. Is there a way to screen an already running process without restarting ...
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Are there any virtualization systems that have good support for dual monitors?

Are there any good virtualization programs that work well with dual monitors? I'm using VirtualBox, and there doesn't seem to be any way to get it to use both of my monitors. If it matters, I'm ...
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What session manager should I use?

I'm not using any desktop environment, but I need a session manager mainly to gracefully halt the system. It seems I can't find any solution around. The only one is xsm, but I got no luck with it. ...
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A misunderstanding on taglist vim plugin

It seems like I do not understand how to make taglist show new functions on the fly. I have something like this: #include <stdio.h> int main() { some code here; } Taglist would show the ...
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How do I change a VMWare 1.x server's guest boot order?

I have 4 VMs on a Linux host, call them A, B, C, D running on Z. I really don't care when A and B come up, but I would like to make sure that D comes up before C. I believe that in VMWare 2.x it's ...
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Can the expect utility handle a case where the process it spawns also spawns a sub process?

I'm trying to use expect to handle rsync over an ssh shell, but it gets stuck. If I run my rsync command it works (simplified here): It prompts me for my password and copies files to the server: ...