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why can I watch it with gnome-mplayer but not with mplayer?

This should be a very elementary question. I have a URL like http://SERVERNAME/file.wmv. When I enter it in "Open Location" in gnome-mpLayer it connects to the server and plays the stream. But when I ...
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Which 64-bit desktop Linux (GUI) distribution can I run on an Intel processor, especially in VirtualBox on Mac OS X?

Which 64-bit desktop Linux (GUI) distribution can I run on an Intel processor, especially in VirtualBox on Mac OS X? Ubuntu 32-bit works well. Ubuntu 64-bit is for amd64 only, I think. I know Mac OS ...
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How to access Linux startup tty

I have a problem that is shown at the end of bootstrapping the kernel, just before the screen is cleared and Linux swaps me to tty1 where I can put my login. How can I access the bootstrapping tty ...
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Are there any alternatives to Openfiler that any good?

Does anyone know of any alternatives to Openfiler? I have tried FreeNAS a while ago an was not really impressed, has it changed very much in that last year? Is there anything else I can look at?
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How to set up Mac Os X like dragging behaviour on Linux

I would like to use Linux(Fedora) on a Aluminum MacBook Pro, but since the Touchpad on a MacBook Pro is only a giant button Apple does some custom tracking. When there is one finger placed, and a ...
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Potential issues with adding /usr/local/[s]bin to root's path?

I've noticed that the root account $PATH does not include /usr/local/bin or /usr/local/sbin by default. Are there any potential issues that could arise from adding those directories to the path? If ...
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How to show regexp

I want to show what stands behind a regexp, for example, I want to print all chars covered by [A-z] in the bash.
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RedHat Enterprise 6 and Windows 7 dual boot

I have currently Windows 7 running and installed on partition C. I have partition D empty , and I would like to install Red Hat on it without affecting Windows seven ( i.e., dual boot Windows 7 & ...
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What's the most advanced SIP client for Linux these days? [closed]

I'm currently struggling which SIP client software to use with respect to Ubuntu / Gnome. Some clients I've looked so far: Blink, seems promising but the Linux variant lacks a lot of features ...
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How to check your system for weak passwords

I know one way is to enforce rules on the passwords, use at least one uppercase, lowercase, number, special character, and ensure that the password length is at least 8 characters, etc... Is there an ...
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Slight delay when switching modes in vim using tmux or screen

Switching to and from insert mode in Vim is no longer instantaneous since I use tmux. After pressing Esc in insert mode, it takes a noticeable amount of time to actually get out of insert mode. After ...
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Acessing the video stream from a IC-3030 camera

I am going to purchase an IC-3030 camera. I want to access the video stream and download it as it happens, but not by using the Edimax-supplied video utility, as the computer will be running Linux. I ...
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In Linux, are there any plug-ins to let me do `<Win>`+`<Num>` style app switching (like Windows 7's superbar)?

Using Windows 7's superbar, I can select/launch the 2nd application group by <Win>+<2>. We have DockbarX in GNOME, which is nice (grouping the windows like Windows 7), but it doesn't ...
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How to copy a Read-Only file and make the copy writable with a single cp command?

How to copy a Read-Only file in Linux and make the copy writable with a single cp command in Linux (Ubuntu 10.04)? The --no-preserve and --preserve seemed to be good candidates, except that they ...
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How to disable 3G USB Modem internal storage from being loaded by linux kernel?

I've got a problem with my 3G modem [Huawei E122]. It has internal storage and kernel assigns a device [/dev/sdX] to it. Because of that, every second time my machine will not boot - kernel panic - as ...
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Fedora - what's the easiest solution for the in-place (without data loss) encryption of the (existing) /home partition?

I read that the installer can handle encryption easily, but I don't want to reinstall. TrueCrypt apparently can't encrypt a partition in-place and will require a format. I've looked around at some ...
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~/.profile is not sourced on startup

I've recently installed virtualenv + virtualenvwrapper on Linux Mint 10 LXDE. For convenience I've added the standard WORKON_HOME settings to my ~/.profile export WORKON_HOME=$HOME/Envs source ...
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How do I recursively delete duplicate files using the terminal?

I'm using a mac, and just transferred a bunch o photos from another computer, and as it turns out, there is a bunch of duplicates... So... I'm not too familiar with the mac terminal, but if there is ...
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How let Scite support a custom syntax highlight template?

I need to have a syntax highlighter for a language of mine. I really like Scite, so I was wondering how to support a custom syntax with it.
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asymetric encryption of directory

Currently I am wondering whether it is possible to apply asymetric encryption of a directory in Linux. I would like to achieve the following: Write log files to /var/log/secret Everything written ...
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overwrite the header of a file without copying the whole file

Asuming I have two files, one large file and one small file, I want to write the smaller file to the large file without overwriting the remaining part of the larger file. Both are binary files, and ...
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Will my hdd fail?

I'm running badblocks in parallel on 2 identical hard drives. The problem is that /dev/sda has already finished without error the tests but /dev/sdb it at 363353920/488386583 (about 75%) but didn't ...
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Using nohup in Ubuntu - how to make it not show the job number?

I'm running this command: $ nohup command > foo.out 2> foo.err < /dev/null & My problem is that even though nohup makes my command run in the background, it prints out something like ...
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Is the field BusID necessary in XF86Config?

I am using a cluster of machines running on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS which are supposed to be homogeneous, but apparently they are not. In particular, I am configuring the X server on these machines, and I ...
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Is there a hard limit of 65536 open TCP connections per IP address on linux?

Is there a hard limit of 65536 open TCP connections per IP address on linux? I read somewhere that there was, but someone is asking for confirmation and i just can't find it. I seem to remember it ...
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Ubuntu Linux Gnome Desktop Launcher Icon formats?

A few years back PNG graphics could be used as launcher icons. This does not work on Ubuntu 10.10, while SVG works. Is there any reliable documentation?
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Mount specific ntfs directory on Linux

Hey SuperUsers, I have Linux mount question. I have a dual-boot Win7/Linux machine. My main OS is Windows, and that's where most of my work lives. Generally all work done under Linux, is to be ...
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How can I prevent code from initiating outbound http connections?

I want to prevent code from making http connections to other, specific hosts. My understanding is this can be done in /etc/hosts.deny. What would that look like?
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Problem with GNU Screen when using Emacs C-x C-s (save-buffer)

When I am using emacs under GNU Screen, if I call C-x C-s screen hangs and does not respond to any keyboard input. I can't reproduce this, but at least one time per day I have to kill my screen ...
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Synergy Can't Get To All Monitors On One Computer

I have Synergy setup between a Windows XP computer (Dual monitors) and a Linux computer (Dual Monitors). So it goes [XP1] [XP2] [L1] [L2]. The XP computer is my server (running Synergy+). Synergy ...
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Descending list ordered by file modification time

How can I generate a list of files in a directory [for example, "/mnt/hdd/PUB/"] ordered by the files modification time? [in descending order, the oldest modified file is at the lists end] ls -A -lRt ...
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Tool to make screenshot-based “screencast”

I'd like to make a simple animation: some screenshots with added text. Something like screencast, but simpler, no audio... and hopefully very quick to produce--this is my main requirement. Googling ...
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Music organization into folders for Linux(Ubuntu/Debian)? [closed]

I have a few folders with randomly assorted music files. I'm looking for a tool or utility that can read the ID3 tags, and then build and populate a folder structure in the format: some ...
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Tunelling video stream through SSH

I have this problem. There is an udp video stream accessible only on the local network, but I need to access it outside of the network. I have Linux machine (multiple actually) with root access. ...
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How to fix Ubuntu 10.10 black screen from terminal?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Desktop 10.10 on an Intel Atom mainboard (Intel D945GCLF2) with CRT that has been running Ubuntu 9.x previously. Both, Desktop live CD / installer and alternate install CD ...
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pop up a message if filesize smaller then 30 KByte

I have a zenity message box in a script zenity --info --text='done' > /dev/null 2>&1 I need to pop up a message, e.g.: "file is smaller then 30 KBytes!" when a file is smaller then 30 ...
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Running a small IPTV station

I'm looking to run an iptv station for my dorm. I know I can serve multicast so that's not a problem. The station will serve out podcasts and other cc licensed content. The target endpoint is xbmc- ...
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Out of memory Problem

I'm running a C++ program in Ubuntu 10.04 (32-bit system architecture). If I calculate the amount of memory that my program uses, it comes up to 800MB. I have a 4GB RAM in place. But still before the ...
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Can I, as a user, change the default chmod settings for my account?

I work in a shared computing environment and the default setting is r-x for group and others; it's upto the users to change this. I can chmod and change the permissions for all the files. However any ...
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Install Ubuntu without taking over 2 hard drives?

I have 2 hard drives and when I do an auto install.. Ubuntu decides to take both hard drives... how do I prevent this from happening without my intervention?
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How to do rsync-like encrypted backup?

I want to save a backup of my data on a remote server, but never want the backup server to see the data unencrypted. Editing a single file and backing up should not result in everything being ...
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Moving a File While It's In Use — How Does it work?

I've noticed that on non-windows OS.... ie linux/mac i can do things like: - Send a zip to a friend over aim - Delete the file while it's in transfer And the transfer does not fail. Or, I can do ...
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Linux Directories to Map to SSD

I am going to do a reinstall of Ubuntu on my workstation and have an SSD in there. Which directories would you map to the SSD during installation for the following criteria: Rather not blast it with ...
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Add folder to PATH

How to add something to PATH ? I have added like PATH=$PATH:/home/example export PATH and it works until I restart , after that when I type env in PATH there is no /home/example.
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tc / iproute2, how to list the configuration

This is my first time using traffic shaping and I am wondering how I can list the rules I applied like you can with iptables? Walter
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Problem in listening to multicast in multihomed Linux server

I am trying to write a multicast client on a machine with two NICs, and I can't make it work. I can see with a sniffer that once I start the program the NIC (eth4) start receiving the multicast ...
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Where can I find out where a package has been installed to?

Fedora 14 xfce I have installed a package using yum install package-name. However, I can't seen to find out where it has been installed to. Is there any command that will tell me what directory the ...
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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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Linux program for making a bootable ISO file

I have Windows XP as an ISO file on a USB stick and want to make it bootable. Which Linux software do you recommend for doing that?
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What does the HUP Signal mean in brasero?

What does it mean if brasero gets HUP signal when trying to write image on Compact disc in brasero?