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Finding my windows partition for grub?

I recently installed CentOS5.5, and needed to modify /boot/grub/menu.lst to allow me to boot from hdd instead of usb. title Microsoft Windows XP rootnoverify (hd0,0) chainloader +1 The above is ...
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System thinks it is swapping, but isn't

I have a linux server (Ubuntu 10.04) which has no swap space (swapon -l reports nothing, 0kb swap memory listed in /proc/meminfo). The beginning of the output of top (sorted by %mem) is reproduced ...
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Black video in VLC, dragon player and mplayer after Maverick Meerkat update

I use Kubuntu and recently upgraded from lucid lynx 10.04 to maverick meerkat release 10.10. Today I noticed that video playback is broken. Output from every video player I have tried is black, ...
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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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Applications when minimized do not appear on the panel on Fedora 11

When I try and open a terminal on Fedora and minimize, the window title does not appear on the panel. Any other application like rdesktop as well doesn't appear either.
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Browsing Pictures on a Mac

After many years using linux, I decided to buy a mac. Now my main problem is: how do I synchronize pictures within my linux machines and the mac? I have been using digikam in linux, and I like it ...
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How to I Document User Rights on an existing Linux System?

Need to document user rights on an existing Linux system. What commands, actions, etc. will allow me to gather complete user profiles? User rights include, but are not limited to: File/Directory: ...
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Looking for a program which uses LZW compression [closed]

I need to learn how to do Lempel–Ziv–Welch compression using pen and paper for my algorithms and data structures class. Unfortunately we have only a couple of examples in our book of how it is done. I'...
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execute ssh command without password? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set up SSH so I don't have to type my password? i execute the following command :- ssh -l admin hostname command but each time i execute it, it ask me to ...
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disparity between `top`'s given CPU % and process CPU usage total

I've noticed that there are sometimes (large) differences between the reported total CPU usage and a summation of the per-process CPU utilization given by apps like top and wmtop. As an example: I ...
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LINUX : How to share files from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 10.4 with VirtualBox?

How to share files across Parent Operating system Windows 7 and Virtual Operating System Ubuntu Linux 10.4?
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How can I list all wireless access points and the frequencies use?

How can I list all wireless access point stations and the frequencies use?
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Good disk use visualization for Linux?

I have a VPS which is a little starved for disk space. Long term plans call for moving to a system with a bigger disk but in the meantime I need to take a look at the existing disk use and clear up ...
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Problem installing build-essential in Ubuntu

I'm trying to install build-essential but Ubuntu cannot find it. ruchir@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install build-essential Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Referring to variables in bash

Is there a difference when variables are referred to as $variableName and ${variableName} in bash?
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Connection refused to a server running on local network

I'm hosting a game server on my laptop running Ubuntu 10.04. My friends can connect to the server completely fine, but when I try to access it, I get a "Connection refused: connect" error. All the ...
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.Xresources syntax

This is a sample line from my .Xresources: XTerm.vt100.geometry: 80x64+240+120 It works, but I'm concerned about style. One thing is that I see people use things like xterm*background. What's the ...
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Can I connect my Linux PC to the Internet with a Nokia E71?

Can I connect my Linux PC to the Internet with a Nokia E71? I've looked for answers elsewhere but everything I've found refers to file synchronization, sending SMSs, playing with the address book, ...
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Cannot play audio cds on linux: “Buffer I/O error on device sr0”

I got a Thinkpad R61 with a Matshita drive and, as the title says, I cannot play audio CDs. After inserted a CD, syslog shows: Aug 26 10:39:36 localhost kernel: sr 3:0:0:0: [sr0] Result: hostbyte=...
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How do I make a USB stick that will install both windows xp and linux?

I would like to have the option to install winxp or ubuntu from the same 4gb drive. Is there any easy way to do this? I looked around on google and I saw a textwall or two.
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CentOS: Extending a partition

I have CentOS 5.5 running in a VM on XenServer. I've shutdown the VM, changed the hard drive size from 24GB to 30GB and rebooted it. The root partition (/dev/xvda1) is still showing the same size it ...
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Latest 64-bit Flash plugin for Linux

I'm using Chromium and a 64-bit version of libflashplayer.so. I was wondering if there's a new version out, but it's close to impossible to find the download for it. Could someone please give me the ...
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Addressing a host from both internal and external networks

I have a fairly standard home network set-up with a router and a couple machines on the internal network (with private IP addresses 10.0.0.x). One of these machines is running my subversion server, ...
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sda and dma on Linux

If a hard drive has a name like sda1 or sdb1 does that mean DMA is automatically being used?
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Why does nginx redirect to a strange URL?

I had just set up nginx on my server. I have PHP and everything working okay. Except when I try the URL http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/123 I get redirected to http://_/123 but when I try the url http:/...
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Is there a Linux utility that can clear Word Document properties?

Is there a Linux utility that can clear Word Document properties? I want to keep the doc file. These are the properties that Word auto fills and I'd like them removed:
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How to make open programs appear in taskbar in Linux

Normally when a program is open an entry is placed on the taskbar in order to easily find it, which is useful when a lot of programs are open. In Ubuntu 10.04, when I moved a program to the other ...
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Easiest way to set up a linux-hosted file server for wife's windows machine

I would like to use an extra physical hard drive in my linux server to provide my wife a place to backup her Windows XP desktop. I am willing to format this drive as NTFS (or anything else) and have ...
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Simple question about using mysqldump

I have a LAMP website with mysql backend with InnoDb engine for tables I would like to be able to use mysqldump to take periodic dumps of the database - WITHOUT having to stop the mysql server (i.e. ...
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Adding space to a Linux root partition

I have some contiguous free space available next to where my root partition resides on the hard drive. I was thinking of resizing the root partition with gparted to take up this space, but it's kind ...
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How good is it to use MySQL to store backup images of my server?

Right now, I have cron to run a backup of my server at certain intervals. I manually download this file right now onto my home computer. I was just thinking about making it so that all of my backup ...
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Linux webcam recorder [closed]

On Windows there are several programs to record video+audio from your webcam (many just come with the webcam), but I would like one for linux. I haven't been able to find anything for linux... any ...
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Change the zoom out view in compiz

When I zoom out to see all my virtual desktops using the expo plugin in compiz, it displays them side by side. I want to make the windows bigger. I have four virtual desktops and would prefer to have ...
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Ubuntu Software Center Errors

Can someone please help me understand how to fix the following error in Ubuntu's Software Manager? I am running Ubuntu 10.04. I was trying to install Adobe's Flash Plug-in for Firefox when I got an ...
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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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mysql installation in mysql in Linux

I am installing mysql-5.1.49-linux-i686-glibc23.tar.gz in Linux/Debian machine.I am following the steps from http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/installing-binary.html Problem is that the 1. when ...
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Can't see contents of linux file

In Ubuntu 10.04, there is a certain file that appears highlighted in terminal. When I try to cat the file, it says there is no such file or directory. How can I see what's in this file? Is this a ...
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Normal rate of CPU temperature fluctuation

Currently my CPU temperature as measured by lm-sensors increases by 1-2 C upto 4-5 C when I start a new process - like a video, music, etc. The change takes place in less than a second. Is this normal ...
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Window forwarding to laptop from workstation

At home I have my desktop computer and loads of open windows. When I decide to work outside or in another room with my laptop. I'd like to select a few windows and just make them appear on the laptop. ...
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How to setup virtual ip on Linux/Debian

Hi I am using Debian for MySQL Replication for HighAvailability.I want to set the virtual ip for my two debian machine so that Heartbeat can switch from one machine to another. I did that by using ...
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transfer a copy of linux filesystem to pen drive

I have a copy of Linux file system in /home/user/desktop/fs/ how tp copy it to a usb drive preserving the links
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Are dev downloads as complete as their regular counterparts?

I was wondering, are dev downloads always as complete as their regular counterparts?
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Wrong mapping of Return key in Linux

I have a problem with the mapping of the return key on a Fujitsu Siemens si2636 laptop. Though it is meant to be a standard return key it is mapped as a keypad return key. In Gnome or KDE this is not ...
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How to run a job on first login of each day using cron or something similar?

I need to run a script when i login for first time in a day. I may reboot or shutdown and then power on during the day. But i do not want the job to run during those power ups. It should run only once ...
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Share internet in Linux

I have an 3.5G USB Modem that I want to share its internet connection in Linux. I tried already, but only got having no internet on my own PC, still without sharing it. It's really hard to find some ...
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Installed python module is not found

This borders on stackoverflow/superuser, but I guess it's a simple installation problem. I've installed python-twisted on my ubuntu 10.04 server, but it can't be found. This is what I get when I try ...
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How to run a shell (bash) script automatically at startup?

As the question states, what is the best/recommended way of running a bash script after I login the OS? I’m using Ubuntu 10.04.
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Languages in vim

How to insert Hindi or Swedish characters in VIM When I insert these words it appears as "......"
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Share a socks proxy on LAN

I have socks proxy running on port 1080. I want other people on LAN to use this proxy. How can I do that? One way is that the client can run this command and then use proxy 127.0.0.1:1080 on his ...
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Small *nix based proxy server

I am currently running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and was looking for a small proxy server I could run on it. I know of squid but that is way more then what I need. I basically just want to be able to route my ...