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How to close or (unbind?) a port left open by a rogue application?

I am using Fedora 13 64bit. My eclipse program starts a server on port 9050 but I shutdown the program, eclipse fails to properly shutdown the server. Restarting eclipse has no effect. How can I ...
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Installing dropbox-api on SUSE fails

I am trying to install the dropbox-api onto my suse 11.4 but i keep getting this error: Can't locate DateTime.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.12.3/i586-linux-thread-multi ...
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Should I run Windows Virtual Machines on a Windows or Linux host?

I have currently have a PC with 16GB of RAM. I will be running multiple virtual machines using VirtualBox. Would I get the best performance from running the VMs on a Linux host, or a Windows host? ...
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How to prevent a process starting?

I have synergyc process that starts at boot. How do I prevent this process from starting? I've searched /etc, /etc/init.d for some configs or scripts but found nothing.
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Howto create lightweight Linux distr with specific apps installed

I'm developing a thin client system and was going to use Red Hat's SPICE technology. The only Linux distros which include the SPICE client are Fedora 14 and 15 but these are too big - they require ...
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Bare bones HTTP server for linux with resumable file downloads

I have a Windows user I want to share a large file with, they have Firefox with I understand supports resumable HTTP file downloads, and I have Ubuntu Linux, but limited disk space and such, so I ...
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TightVNC server issues

I'm trying to get a friend's server started for them. It's running on the same hardware platform as one that I personally use, so I figured it would be easy. They're running CentOS, and I'm trying to ...
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what are my options to install a linux distribution without touching my partition table?

Purpose: Python, PHP, WebKit (hopefully), and pyqt development. There is Wubi for Ubuntu, which I am using right now. But Ubuntu 11.04 doesn't work well with my system. There is a Wubi like ...
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Copy entire file system hierarchy from one drive to another

I would like to copy the entire file system hierarchy from one drive to another..i.e contents of each directory as well as regular files in Linux platform. Would be gratefull to know the best way to ...
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What is the best way to completely reformat an USB stick? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reusing a USB Boot Drive - Format back to factory state? I have an 8GB PQI USB stick, which has been giving me a hard time lately. Sometimes a file can't be read, other ...
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displaying specific data from a file

I would like to be able from the command line to search for a name and it say the letter A,B,C,D,E,F it appears under, and the name, and not stuff in between. So if I search for tim it should say: B ...
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Switching Between Flash and Gnash in Firefox

How do you easily switch Flash players in Firefox on Linux between Adobe Flash and Gnash? Neither players work very well, but when one fails, the other usually works, so being able to quickly try one ...
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Sending DYMO xml label files directly to printer

Is this possible on either lin or win? I've had this working with a Zebra printer by just using COPY/cat to send the EPL text file to the USB port, but no such luck with DYMO. Under win I can print ...
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Restrict device ownership to root only. But why?

NSA's Guide to the Secure Configuration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 recommands restricting device ownership to root only. So my question is why should we restrict device ownership to root? And ...
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can I make ubuntu's terminal program automatically copy to the clipboard selected text and paste on right click?

i'm used to using putty on a window's machine. With putty whatever you select is automatically on the clipboard without having to right click and select copy. And right click just pastes.
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Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library

Running a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.10. I just installed Banshee and it fails to run, and gives me this: (Banshee:1765): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale not supported by C library. Using the fallback 'C' ...
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wget clone not exact

I am trying to get an exact replica of one page. I use: wget -E -H -k -K -p http://example.com Everything works well except: If in my style there is an import of another CSS file it does not get ...
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Moving from Ubuntu, worried about being able to access my (encrypted) data

I've decided to go back to Fedora after being on Ubuntu for a while. Thankfully I have just done the upgrade to 11.04 so the warning it gave me about it encrypting some things was fresh in my mind, ...
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ffmpeg command not working

I am running this command in Ubuntu and windows but I get the full length instead of 10 mins. I want to split it in 10 minutes. ffmpeg -i 2000.flv -ss "00:00:00" -t "00:10:00" -vcodec copy -acodec ...
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TCP Slow start and congestion control, and how to modify them

I'm trying to change the behavior of the tcp slow start protocol on a CentOS5 box (uname -r => 2.6.18-238.12.1.el5). I have read that the following command will change my icwnd to 8: ip route change ...
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MySQL optimisation in Linux

I am performing massive insertion operation towards a MySQL database (100+ million records). Afterwards, I select records out of the two tables using for the most part their primary key. I seek to ...
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How can I open a TCP/UDP connection on Linux?

I am looking for a simple command line tool to open TCP/UDP server/client on a desired port on a Linux machine. Are there any applications or commands that I can use to achieve this?
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Linux distro with just busybox and bash?

I just want a linux distro that boots fast, has a bash terminal (no gui) and busybox. Is there any such distro or is it hard to compile a kernel and just make one myself?
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720p videos get choppy and freeze constantly when played on my netbook

I am running ubuntu on my netbook and use vlc media player, for some reason when I play 720p videos they get choppy and freeze constantly, is there a way around this or the videocard that comes with ...
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How to confirm source was correctly installed

I've installed CFEngine from source (for those of you who aren't familiar with the product, check out the wiki page) on an AIX server. I had some issues setting it up but finally got it to gmake ...
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How to enable 32-bit binary compatibility on Linux Mint 11 x64

I've recently installed x64 Linux Mint 11, basically Ubuntu Natty. Since the install I've found that 32-bit applications which used to run on my Ubuntu system are rejected by my Mint 11 system. When I ...
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How should I install Fedora or any other Linux in USB hard disk and configure booting?

I want to install Fedora or any other Linux in USB hard disk. I have Windows XP installed in internal HDD. When USB HDD is attached to my PC, it should ask me to boot from Win XP or Linux. ...
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Pomodoro timer for linux that I can install without admin rights

What I need is a pomodoro timer (www.pomodorotechnique.com/) that I can use on a gnome linux (openSUSE) workstation that I use at work. It has to be able to show a popup notification so that I don't ...
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Help. I ran “find / -mtime +1 -exec rm {} \;” by accident!

I'm very very tired, worked all night long, and I did't sleep for hours... So I'm like a zombie now... half awake, and half asleep. I was trying to clear a directory. Then I run the command cd to ...
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problem faced during sending attach file using mail -a

i am using a Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4 (Nahant Update 8) and i am facing problems while i try to send an attached file via email using "mail -a" option. the below is displayed: mail -a ...
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Ping two ethernet card on the same computer and on the same subnet

I have two NIC Ethernet card (eth1 and eth2) on the same computer (linux) connected by a cross cable. The two interfaces are on the same subnet : eth1 : 192.168.200.1 255.255.255.0 eth2 : ...
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What does “sudo -s” actually do?

I am using ubuntu 10.04. I notice that after I run "sudo -s" in terminal, the prompt changed from "XXX@XXX" to "root@XXX", seems it changed to root privilege. But when I check the ...
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Linux LiveUSB for Both Mac and PC

Can I make a LiveUSB with persistance that can boot on a Mac or a PC? I have heard about GRUB2 but I have been having trouble installing it. rEFIt can be installed on the Mac and used to boot the USB ...
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How do you make NTFS living with ext4 safe for windows to mount

Hi I want to partition a hard drive with NTFS and ext3. I was going to partition the drive all with primary partitions (don't need 5+ parts) in windows XP then change the last partitions to 83/Linux ...
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How can i mount fakeraid in ubuntu server

I got gigabyte chipset with an raid support. Currently I have 2 hdd's running in raid 1. When I was first installing ubuntu 11.04 server my fakeraid was detected, and I assigned a name for it in the ...
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Linux router frequently drops connections

Until a few months ago, I had my Linux desktop serving double duty as a router for my home network, and all was well. Then I set up a small Linux machine to act as a stand-alone router, and since ...
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Why is it I can't use my Windows installation both as a host and a guest?

I have Linux installed on my harddrive, sometimes I run it as the host operating system and sometimes run it as a guest in Windows using VirtualBox. It's a nice ability, I think. I don't think it's ...
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What is the maximum number of partitions with EFI?

I was wondering what is the maximum number of partition on an GPT-partitionned drive under Linux. The GPT partition table can contain up to 128 partitions, but the device nodes for /dev/sda? (as ...
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Monitoring the microphone level with a command line tool in Linux

I am looking for a tool that will tell me, in less than half a second, if the microphone is picking up any sound above a certain threshold. (I plan to then mute the Master channel with another command ...
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editing music authors in whole catalog

Is there any program that can change in custom catalogue every music file author to the name choosen before start? Something for ubuntu pls. I need it 'cause I have lot of author name variants in my ...
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sed: Replace an unknown number of patterns on the same line

I'm trying to use sed to search for a certain 'primary' pattern that may exist on several lines, with each primary pattern followed by an --unknown-- number of 'secondary' patterns. The lines ...
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Windows XP failed to boot in dual boot system

The problem is this: I have a 320gb HDD splitted in 4 partitions. When I first installed Windows XP I formatted the HDD in 3 (Windows system partition, Media partition and another one I left for ...
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Can Linux mount a normal Time Machine sparse bundle disk image directory?

I am looking to see if Linux can mount and read the files natively stored on a Time Capsule over a network share. Like this question, I am looking for something that replicates at least read-only ...
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Cannot receive inbound connections or ICMP

I'm facing a strange problem. I have a Debian squeeze machine connected to Internet through a 3G USB modem. The machine connects as expected, and I can resolve domain names and establish HTTP and SSH ...
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How does MySQL usually get started?

I'm trying to ensure an app starts on boot up but after MySQL has been started. I can't however locate where MySQL is being started. If I do a chkconfig, it says MySQL is off, yet I can readily ...
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Access Windows files from Ubuntu

I have Windows 7 64bit and Ubuntu 10.04 dual booting on one machine. I'd like to access my Windows 7 files from within Ubuntu (and preferably vice-versa). I've not been able to find any tutorials ...
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Improving the look of applications forwarded over X on a Mac

I use a Mac, but do all my development on a remote Linux machine which I access over SSH. Recently I've started using X forwarding to show some of the remote machine's graphical applications in ...
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Why bind-mount /var/tmp to /tmp?

I've read in several places that it is recommended to bind-mount /var/tmp to /tmp. This can be done by adding the following line to /etc/fstab: /tmp /var/tmp none rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,bind 0 0 How ...
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JMicro Ethernet Card Error 10

I have an ASUS K52JR notebook, Windows 7 / X64. Everything was fine, but sometimes the Windows crashed (blue screen). Then I made a BIOS update on the machine. Because I used WiFi and mobile stick in ...
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How can I count the number of lines in my all my files in this directory?

I want to count the lines of all files in this directory and all its subdirectories, but exclude directories "public", "modules", and "templates". How?