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Manually Installing A New Kernel

For some reason, my kernel got uninstalled. I have only file called "initrd.img-2.6.26-1-xen-amd64.bak" in my /boot folder. The only other thing is a 'grub' folder. I booted into a rescue OS, but is ...
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How do you turn off monitors individually in Linux, with Nvidia TwinView?

I frequently watch movies on my computer, but I have two screens. So having something displayed on the other monitor is annoying. I currently use this to turn off my monitors: xset dpms force off ...
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What does “gateway” in routing table refer to?

What exactly does gateway in a route refer to? I know what a default gateway is- it's the route of last resort. But used in context of a host route (with destination specified), what is a gateway and ...
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ALSA OSS Emulation won't work

Ok I spend the last 4 hours or so trying to get this to work, without any success :( I'm on Ubuntu9.10 with pulseaudio setup, everything works fine so far. But when I try to record my Desktop with ...
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Running Linux on Acer Aspire One

Does anybody know if I can run Linux on an Acer Aspire One? I see from they shipped a version of it with Linux but was wondering if I can switch from Windows XP to any form of Linux?
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How do I setup a software raid 1 on 2 newly installed HD's in ubuntu

I setup a HTPC about a month ago, and just expanded my storage by adding two 750GB drives in addition to my OS drive. I am using Ubuntu 9.10 as my OS and need help setting up a raid 1 on the two ...
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Proper procedure for installing into /usr/local?

Yesterday I downloaded an app called mvPod, which came in a tarball. I was under the impression that if I have any programs not installed by the package manager, they belong in /usr/local rather than ...
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Go back to original version of Firefox in Ubuntu from beta version

In Ubuntu 9.04, I tried to upgrade from Firefox 3.0 to 3.5, by installing some apt-get packages, and there is a problem! Now Firefox calls itself "Namoroka" and the Firefox logo is gone and replaced ...
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How to execute a script while booting Linux from flashdrive?

I know i can make my script run at boot time in runlevel 2 by putting it in /etc/init.d/ and creating a symbolic to it in /etc/rc2.d but thats when Linux is on hard drive. I want to run my script ...
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How to shutdown instantly?

Is there any command by which I may shutdown my system instantly?
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Automatically distinguish difference between multiple HDDs in linux?

I'm running Ubuntu Server 9.10. I have two external USB HDDs. I use them each for different backup reasons. So certain data gets stored on one HDD, and different information gets stored on the other ...
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Are there any problems using Dragon NaturallySpeaking in a VirtualBox Windows guest, Linux host?

I would like to set up Dragon NaturallySpeaking on a Windows XP guest, on an Ubuntu Linux host. Will this work? Are there any issues that I should be aware of? Thinkpad T61p Ubuntu 9.10 host Windows ...
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How to enable more php extensions on Gentoo server?

I have working apache/php/mysql on my Gentoo server. But I have to enable some extensions in php (json, exif). I did: USE="dev-lang/php json exif" emerge dev-lang/php Please, tell me what next? ...
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Don't move a directory/file if src and dest are on different partitions

In order to protect myself if I make a mistake in typing a directory/filename path, I am searching for a way to prevent mv from doing anything if the source and destination files exist on separate ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 install won't boot after filesystem damage

I was running a somewhat standard install of Ubuntu 9.10, when my drive got pushed into read-only mode, so I switched to tty1, ran /etc/init.d/gdm stop, and then ran fsck -y /. It took an hour or too, ...
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Put a Windows computer to sleep remotely (from a Linux box)

I'd like to have my Linux box (a QNAP TS-210 NAS) send the order to go to sleep (or hibernation) to my main Windows 7 computer. As the NAS is running Linux, I can't use psshutdown from SysInternals' ...
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How can I remotely control a linux box from my Mac?

I set all of my family members up with Linux Mint so that their computers would stop punching themselves in the face, but I'd like to be able to control those computers when my mom calls up and wants ...
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Zeroconf SSH advertising : utility?

On my Airport Express I can set up SSH advertising for computers on my network. I have the same option with avahi on a linux server. What is the utility of doing this ?
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Need audio player that lists by directory structure

Amarok is nice, and currently the only thing I've tried that will actually play audio from network shares and not lock up. Only problem is that it doesn't seem to list my library by directory/folder ...
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Proxy delegate refusing connexion?

I'm a little disapointed ! My aim was to build a VERY simple smtp proxy under debian to handle mail from a port (51234) and forward it to the standard 25 port. I compile and install a "delegate" ...
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How can I find any domain name that resolves to IP within a given net range?

For example, given the range: 172.128.0.0 - 172.191.255.255 I need to find some domain that resolves to an IP-adress within the range. Is it possible ? I'm using a Linux system.
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Virtual machine software questions

How do virtual machine software work so that they can run multiple Operating system at the same time? I have lot queries based on this . How are they able to save so much info in context so that ...
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FolderShare (Windows Live Sync) for Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Keeping folders synced between several machines File syncing across multiple operating systems Is there something like FolderShare that I can run on my Windows and ...
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How to update the kernel from 2.6.16 on Debian squeeze?

I just did an update of my Debian system from lenny to squeeze as described here. I got some errors during the install, saying that glibc couldn't be updated. I did an apt-get -f install, which ...
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Is there a way to run MacOS software on linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mac OS X as guest on VirtualBox with Ubuntu Host? Note: This differs from previous Mac-on-linux/windows questions because: I don't mind buying the software if I can ...
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Resolving Linux symlinks mounted via samba on Windows?

This one might be a bit tricky. I have a samba mount in Windows, mounted from a local Linux devbox. The projects on this mount contain a lot of symlinked directories. They all work fine and look like ...
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Can't Execute Binary on Ubuntu

I can't believe I'm asking this...clearly I'm in rare form today. Trying to setup a new Ubuntu machine and just downloaded 'p4' (Perforce command line client). It's a single file download - a ...
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Linux: can a crazy mouse bring the kernel down?

related to a question I asked recently, is it possible for a crazy usb device such as a mouse to bring the Linux kernel to its' knees? I've got an Ubuntu Karmic box that experiences random restarts / ...
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Good Virtual Printers (with cropping) for Windows and Linux

I'm interested in a virtual printer that would allow me to: preview the stuff that I'm about to print, and remove some pages allow printing multiple pages per sheet, removing white margins of pages ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 broadcom 4312 off at boot

The card uses a momentary switch to turn on at and off and it doesn't work. I read that there is a way to have the card turn on by default on boot but I can't figure out how to do it. Any help is ...
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How do I recursively remove subdirectories and files, but not the first parent directory?

I'm able to use the following to remove the target directory and recursively all of its subdirectories and contents. find '/target/directory/' -type d -name '*' -print0 | xargs -0 rm -rf However, ...
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How can I remove duplicate files across separate directory trees?

I have two directories: old/ and new/. Some of the files in old/ are duplicates of those in new/. Some merely have the same name, and a few may even have identical content but different names. I'm ...
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How does top calculate the memory figures on Linux?

I'm a bit confused on how the memory figures add up in top. If I've understood correctly, the amount of "really" used memory is total - free - buffers - cached. In the example below that would be ...
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How can I clear bad shorcuts from GNOME Do cache?

I am using Ubuntu and GNOME Do and have some bad shortcuts (they even have a grey X icon ) that I can't figure out and delete from the list. I thought GNOME Do has some cache but its been a while and ...
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How to make a launch command set focus to an already running app instance in ubuntu / linux?

I'm using a program called easystroke to invoke commands from mouse gestures - typically to launch an application. 'gnome-terminal', for example. If I already have a gnome-terminal window open, and ...
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Free Linux software to stitch photos together (Like photo-stitch from Canon for windows)

Any one know of any Free Linux software to stitch photos together (Like photo-stitch from Canon for windows)
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Why does net rpc shutdown fail with the right credentials?

The command $ net rpc SHUTDOWN -f -I xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -U uname%psswd Fails with the following errors: Could not connect to server xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx The username or password was not correct. ...
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using SSH to log into a non-root account using root password

I am trying to log into a server with a particular account. Let's say I don't know the password for that account. Can I do this using ssh? I am wondering if it is possible to do it in one command, ...
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How to remote shutdown a win XP machine from linux?

How do you remotely shutdown an XP host from a linux machine? I know that you can use shutdown /s /f /m \IP_GOES_HERE From windows, but how would you do that from linux? (wine does not port the ...
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Best tools to produce screencasts in Linux? [closed]

I would like to make some screencasts to teach programming in Linux. Ideally they should be able to: Record, of course, what is happening in the screen (ideally they should be able to record only ...
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How to execute a part of a (text)file?

So I'm looking for a command on Linux that would let me execute a file as binary, but skipping the first x bytes, so: $ echo "some text" > file $ cat /bin/bash >> file $ ??? file # should ...
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Linux, can a home directory be symlinked?

I have a second large storage hdd mounted in Ubuntu in /media/storage. I would like my home directories for me and all future users of the system to be located on this storage drive as well. I was ...
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What does Ubuntu's Samba use for authentication?

First of all, I'm fairly new to Linux & Samba. I just setup a basic Ubuntu Server 9.10 home server. I setup a few directories as Samba shares. I have only one login on the Ubuntu server, lets ...
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Better quality alternative to FreeNX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What (Fedora) Linux tool can I use to view my desktop on the same network from my laptop? I've been trying FreeNX on openSuse for a few hours and found that it's ...
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How can I make Grub recognise my old Linux Partition

Problem: I have two partitions. On one I have installed Fedora 9 and on my other partition I just installed Fedora 12. Now that I've installed Fedora 12 I can't get Grub to boot the old partition. ...
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Copying large number of files from one directory to another in Linux

I have a directory containing around 2.8 lacs of files. I want to move them to another directory. If I use cp or mv then I get an error 'argument list too long'. If I write a script like for file ...
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How to turn startup chime off on a iMac G5 under Gentoo

I have a iMac G5 only with Gentoo installed on it and every time I turn it on, it plays the startup chime. I already have my headset plugged in but this doesn't mute the sound. Is there a way to ...
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How do I “identify with services” on IRC?

I am using irrsi as my irc cilent on ubuntu I have entered "/join #android-dev" in my command window. But I am getting this error message: 22:05 -!- #android-dev Cannot join channel (+r) - you need ...
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Trying to change a Ubuntu user's password, authentication token manipulation error

I'm trying to create a local user on a new Ubuntu box. I'm unable to change the password, and I keep getting the error below. The user gets added to the shadow file, but I can't get it to set a ...
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added entry to hosts file (ubuntu); can ping ok; cannot nslookup

added entry to /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 testjd.com can ping ok ping testjd.com PING test.com (127.0.0.1) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from localhost (127.0.0.1): icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.100 ms ...