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A software like Proxifier for linux?

is there any software similar to Proxifier in windows for linux that passes all of my traffic via SOCKSv4, SOCKSv5, HTTPS and etc.?
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MythTV: SSD recording - HDD storage

Does anyone know if it's possible to configure MythTV to store on a local SSD while recording, but on a HDD (alt. locally mounted network disk) after the recording has finished? (I'm using MythTV ...
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Why is the search domain in /etc/resolv.conf used for ALL queries?

According to many guides I've found, the search domain in /etc/resolv.conf should be used for dotless queries only. However, man resolv.conf says this about the ndots option: sets a threshold ...
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Capture key events at system level to control e.g. alsamixer

In Linux window managers, it is easy to define actions for key events - e.g. in openbox: <keybind key="XF86AudioRaiseVolume"> <action name="Execute"> <command>amixer set ...
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Where does a file have to be for terminal to find it?

I'm trying to use rpm to install a file through the linux terminal. The file I'm currently trying to install is in my downloads folder and is named: vnc-server.rpm But when I type rpm -Uvh ...
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Dual booting Linux and Windows 7 with an SSD?

I'm currently dual booting Linux and Windows 7 because while I prefer the development tools on Linux, a whole lot of games are Windows-only. At the moment booting into Windows takes about 1 minute and ...
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Logical Displays in Linux?

Is there a way to section off one of my displays to make it behave like two displays? I use multiple workspaces a lot, but I also like the functionality of another monitor, but I don't actually ...
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Write log when somebody attempt to load OS

I'd like to write a log when somebody attempt to access my computer. (e.g. enter login and password, doesn't matter successfully or not). I use Arch Linux and CDM (console display manager). ps: I ...
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VMware tools patching - Kernel 2.6.37+ (Slackware 13.37) Graphics Drivers Not Working

Good day, I am using Slackware 13.1 in VMware Fusion 3 (latest) on my OSX10.6 laptop. I recently upgraded my Slackware 13.1 machine which is directly installed on a spare PC to Slackware 13.37, no ...
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Linux flash player settings dialog unclickable

I'm using Slackware 13. When a flash app pops up the allow/deny dialog, I'm stuck because the buttons are unclickable. My adobe flash player version is 10,0,42,34. How can I fix this problem? Edit: ...
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Surrounding window frame disappeared after Ubuntu release upgrade

Surrounding window frame disappeared after Ubuntu release upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS so window maximize, minimize and close icons are not present anymore: Note: Few months ago I switched from ...
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Does GNU GPG compress by default?

According to docs you can use -z and --compress-level etc but does not specify if you omit -z or other ...-level params if it still compresses.
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Reading SMART Data - possible drive failure?

First time trying to make heads and tails out of this. I just wonder if the drive is bad on this server? Just things seem so slow when compiling and running simple tasks(things hang). Like the load ...
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How to correctly extract the files from rar archive that contains non-ASCII characters as folder name or filename on linux

I used rar to list/extract the archive, but the non-ASCII characters became unreadable words. The 7z could list the folder name/filename with readable characters, however 7z said the unsupported ...
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How to change the file system name

I have the device name /dev/something and would like of change to /dev/anotherthing. How to do in linux system? e.g. # fdisk -l Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System ...
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microsoft lync linux client [closed]

we are currently evaluating Microsoft Lync server (previously Microsoft Office Communications Server). It talks sip over TLS (TCP 5061) with SIMPLEmessaging, what linux client would you suggest to ...
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FOSS Newsletter application [closed]

What newsletter application would you recommend? It should handle large lists of recipients, GUI for making the letter and you should be able to make templates for easy re-use. It should be geared ...
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How to delete files on a completely full NAS disk

A partition of my NAS is full: XX.XX.XX.XX:/nas-XXXX/backup 701G 701G 0 100% /home/nasBackup I can't delete a file. I get an error: disk quota exceeded I tried this: cp /dev/null ...
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installing linux on full disk encrypted machine [duplicate]

I have machine with windows 7 installed and full disk encryption using TrueCrypt. I'm wondering if there is a way to install linux next to windows but without reinstaling everything and loosing data? ...
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cp1250 encoded source code on Eclipse/Linux

How to setup your environment to work with cp1250 source code in Eclipse on Linux? (I know, if you can use UTF-8, unfortunately, it's not always possible)
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Dragging windows in Ubuntu Unity

I updated Ubuntu to version 11.04 and it uses Unity. I noticed that for most programs, I can't simply drag them around like I used to. I have to hold the alt key in order to drag them around. Is this ...
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with a dd of an entire disk can you restore only a specific partition

I have a full dd of my hard disk which has 3 partitions, how can I using this image only restore a specific partition?
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Linux: CPU core shutdown instead of sleep state

In Linux you can shut down CPU cores (or physical CPU's) with echo 0 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu1/online Assuming that the hardware fully turn off the CPU and cuts power to it would it not be better ...
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Find all files on server with 777 permissions

I'm looking for a Linux command to go through all the directories on my server and find all files with 777 permission. The output would be a list of all those files with full path.
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Ubuntu Route Audio Through Ladspa Plugin Then Skype/Application

In ubuntu, how would I route my audio input through a ladspa plugin, then into an application? I guess this would be something like making a virtual audio input which was a ladspa host, then set that ...
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Start SSH Server without typing a password - Sudoers (NOPASSWD)

I would like to execute the below command line without typing a password sudo -s /bin/launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ssh.plist So I tried to add the below lines to my sudoers but ...
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Joining webm videos under Linux

How can I concatenate several .webm files (e.g. downloaded from youtube) into a single file? I've tried a simple cat followed by "mencoder -forceidx -oac copy -ovc copy ..." - didn't work. I'm using ...
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problems encoding 1080p60fps MTS files with ffmpeg to DNxHD proxy; plays too slow in NLE compositor window.

I was advised to encode my HD files with ffmpeg to DNxHD proxy with 220M bitrate rather then 45M so the image doesnt have too much artifacts. I reduced the framerate to 29.97 fps when I encoded the ...
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how to install libio-socket-ssl-perl on tiny core Linux?

I found this commands on another pages: apt-get install libio-socket-ssl-perl tce-load -wi libio-socket-ssl-perl but doesnt work. Any idea to install libio-socket-ssl-perl on tiny core ...
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Can't install any OS after replacing hard drive

I recently upgraded my computer's HDD from 320 GB to 500 GB. It's a Toshiba L650. I tried to install Windows 7 on it but due to some file error I wasn't able to install it successfully. While ...
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Linux Distro with PPTP/L2TP client support and IP Forwarding

I'm looking for a lightweight linux distro with a nice web based front end that I can throw on a VM to act as a secondary gateway out of my network through a VPN. I currently have a debian VM with ip ...
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Get the most common appearing lines from file in Linux

I have a text file that has various words per line. How can I find the 12 most frequent appearing lines in the file and display them? I am not very good with scripting commands. If I could get the ...
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rfkill unblock all does not activate a certain wireless card

With an intel 1000 wireless card; rfkill list 0: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: no 1: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 2: ...
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Starting a java application as a service?

How can we start a Java made application as a background process in Linux (Ubuntu). In Windows using a .Net based application we could install it as a service. So what is the professional and secure ...
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Linux desktop search, list video files in GUI, copy to new location

I know this sounds like a rather simple problem but it's not! I'm attempting to locate all the video files on a removable drive via the GUI. There might be various types of video files like ...
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How should I setup my partitions on linux? [closed]

I'm going to install fedora on my machine. I have 16 GB's of RAM, 120 GB SSD & a 1 TB Drive. How should I set up my partitions to get the best use of what am running?
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A “quick” vector editor (SVG) for Linux (for annotating images?)

I often need to take a bitmap (.png) image, and draw some lines or text on top of it, and possibly export a new, thusly "annotated" image. I know I can basically do all this in inkscape - but ...
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Make imagemagick's `display` exit at terminal, preserving the window (single instance mode)

When I use imagemagick's display from command line, say: $ display -density 150 test1.pdf ... then display locks in the command line, until you exit the window (or press CTRL+C in terminal). ...
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Linux file contains “@^@^@^@”, how to restore?

I just finished writing a large c code, but when I save and open again the file contains strange characters: ...
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How to tell if I am on a XEN or KVM Server?

Is there a way to tell if I am on a XEN or KVM linux server? Reason I asked is nothing is on top yet I am seeing load averages high well after I do tasks and I am getting hangs/spikes when I do simple ...
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mdadm recognizing array incorrectly how can I recover the data

So I formatted both disks sd[cd], each as a big ext4 partition, and then used mdadm to create a raid0 array sd[cd]1. This worked fine, and I mounted the device and started storing data on it. Prior to ...
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How to find / list all unique files across two directories?

There's a great tool, fdupes, for finding duplicate files across two (or more) directories. I'm looking for a simple tool/command that can output the complementary set - the paths of those files that ...
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why music and video software on my ubuntu does not work?

I had to upgrade music and videos software up to three times , but until now I can not hear music or see the video in ubuntu Can you help me to solve this problem ? please share thanks :)
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Issues with Menu Editor in GNOME 3

I'm currently using Fedora 16 w/ GNOME 3. I've created a new application entry for Xilinx ISE using Alacarte. Here it is below: The application itself runs perfectly, however there is an issue with ...
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Linux booting error (all distro)

I used to have a Windows Seven and Archlinux dual boot system, then I tried erasing my disk and installing only an Archlinux distribution. After I finished preparing everything (I made dozens of ...
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Cons of installing OS on external drive [closed]

I want to install a linux distro (Arch) to dual boot with, but I'm wondering what the cons are of installing it on an external drive (that has USB 3). I've installed another linux distro on the ...
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Use a symbolic link to create a new symbolic link

I have 2 directories (FOO, LALA). I create a symbolic link in one of them like this ln -s /etc/apache2 FOO/apache2 Afterwards I want to create another symlink, pointing to the same directory, but ...
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Run command as root but create files as another user?

Is there a way to run a command as root (using sudo perhaps) but have the files created by that command be owned by someone else? Some context: I have a web server that I run as root in order to have ...
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Can't play WAV files using standard gstreamer command

I can play mp3 files without any problem, also in my application playing PCM data from appsrc is working well, however I have a problem playing a WAV file using the gstreamer command: $ ...
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Move all 3 GIMP's windows at the same time?

GIMP consists of 3 separate windows. So when I have to move it to another desktop in Ubuntu, I have to move all three separately. Is there a way to move all 3 at the same time? Right click on GIMP's ...