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Is there anything like HashTab for Linux?

I've recently installed Linux, and I know that you can use "md5sum filename" in terminal, but on Windows there is an AMAZING software called HashTab that incorporates it into the shell. Its awesome, ...
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Sound crackling/popping in Ubuntu 9.10?

I seem to be experiencing huge amounts of sound poping/crackling on my linux install. The sound preferences are way different than 9.04 so I can't test out other drivers for audio. Any suggestions ...
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How can I sort out Xephyr's keyboard mapping?

When I start up Xephyr inside of X, my keyboard map becomes wonky mostly just for non-printing characters. I can't use arrow keys. According to xev, The down arrow gets mapped to Super_R. The up arrow ...
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Linux Command-Line Bandwidth Speed Tests

I'm trying to verify the available bandwidth for my linux box. Is there a test I can run from the command line?
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Viewing PDF in browser (Firefox) on Ubuntu 9.04

How can I view pdfs in the browser in Ubuntu? I've found a solution to use apt-get install acroread mozilla-acroread acroread-plugins but that doesn't seem to work anymore, it says "couldn't find ...
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Linux Ubuntu Vim - navigate to symlink/link directory?

Hey guys can you help me with some issues on how to navigate through links to the directory or file it points to through the command line? If i try to 'cd' into them it says they are not directories ...
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Is there a linux command like mv but with regex?

For example I want to mv (.*?).sql $1.php, is there a command that lets me specify renaming patterns?
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Video card with dual monitor support and stable Linux drivers [closed]

Upgrading my system for dual-monitor support. I have two ancient matching 21" CRTs (Panasync/Pro P110) -- no DVI. Future upgrade (spring 2010?) to two LCDs in the 19-20" range is likely. Either PCIe ...
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linux directories with same owner&group, on can list files other doesn't

I have a share in Linux. I mount that share in Windows by assigning a letter for eg: X: in that X: I have music and movies folder. Both have admin rights on the owner and group in Windows. In ...
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How to assign a shortcut key to show all windows in Compiz

It should be pretty easy, but I couldn't find the option. With Ubuntu tweak (Compiz settings -> Edge preferences) I configured the lower right border of the screen to show all windows. I'd like to ...
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Copy directory from ext3 to FAT32 ignoring symlinks, pipes, etc

I'm trying to write a shell script in which I recursively copy a directory to a USB stick. I need the return value of the copy operation for error-checking purposes. I've tried cp -a /var/mydir ...
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How to ssh a computer over a router

At home I have a linux machine behind a router. How can I ssh it?
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Smokeping monitoring IP address and port

I have successfully install smokeping on my Ubuntu Karmic machine and am monitoring servers. I need to be able to monitor an IP address and a port, can someone tell me how I do that? I looked into ...
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Irfanview nearest equivalent for linux [closed]

IrfanView is a wonderful freeware Windows swiss-army-knife for image viewing & editing. For me, the key features are fast viewing, simple editing (crop, contrast, brigthness, rotation, ...
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“No space left on device” after resizing partition

I decided to resize the partition on my storage drive (with gparted), all seemed to go well but now when I try to create directories or copy files to the drive I get a "No space left on device" error. ...
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why does chvt work fine as a regular user on a virtual terminal, but not under X?

When I'm logged in as user "paul" on a virtual terminal (/dev/tty2 for example) and I type in "chvt 4" I get switched over to the virtual terminal for /dev/tty4 just fine. When, as user "paul" I type ...
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Linux RSS Feed Notifier/Ticker [closed]

Looking for an app to popup notifications every time a new feed item is added. Clicking the notification should open in the default browser. Can't seem to find anything, seems like there has to be ...
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Allowing the terminal to write Arabic

How can allow the terminal on Linux to write Arabic without reversing its words? For example, when I write "زمالك" it is written from left to right. How can I fix this?
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Start init script only once network interface is up

I have a headless media server using mpd running on gentoo. Mpd is configured to start at boot (and I don't have the rc scripts running in parallel either), but unfortunately mpd won't start if it ...
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Sharing an encrypted home folder between Ubuntu and Kubuntu 9.10

I have a drive partitioned into three sections: two small ones and one large one. (Let's call them partitions A, B, C). Partition A has Ubuntu 9.10 installed on it, with partition C mounted as /home. ...
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How can I force only relative paths in “find” output?

I am attempting to create a script that can compress files with a certain extension in a number of directories into a single tar-ball. Currently what I have in the script file is: find "$rootDir" ...
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Windows-style, terminal based, text editor for linux

Every once in a while, I find myself editing some text file on a remote Linux server. Most of the time, I do my best to avoid this, because I'm used to, and like, the windows way of editing files: ...
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What's a good (Fedora) Linux app to create ISO image files from CDs and DVDs? [closed]

I'm thinking of backing up important CDs and DVDs by not simply copy-pasting the files from the CD or DVD, that's why i'd like to create ISO image files instead. What's a good app for that? It should ...
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How do I create a new user account on an Ubuntu Hardy server?

logged in as root, environmental variables are great. I typed "set" I did: useradd -m alex su alex For some reason, everything is gone when I type "set". How do I make it so that alex has all the ...
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How can I use Internet connection in Linux having a WinModem. Also, can I Use VS in Linux?

I just upgraded my system to Ubuntu 9.10. I have couple of questions: How can I use the Internet in Ubuntu 9.10 ? I have a modem driver for XP that does not work in Linux so any tips to get Internet ...
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See folder size breakdown in Linux?

Is there any command that could show me the size of several folders in linux, perhaps ranked from biggest to smallest?
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Backup software in Ubuntu that can limit chunk size

I'm trying to find a backup software for Ubuntu that will create backups in chunks for specified limit. Think of it like splitting a RAR into multiple 50mb files. I've tried Back In Time and Simple ...
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Tar an entire folder EXCEPT a few files and folders?

I have a folder structure like so: file1 file2 file3 file4 folder1 folder2 Without writing each file, how can I tar zip all the files and folders, except file1 and folder1?
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SSH from mac to linux -> start gnome-session -> X11 keyboard mapping all messed up

I have 2 computers: echo.local is running Ubuntu 9.04. justin.local is running Mac OS 10.6.1. X11 version on the mac is 2.3.4. I open X11 on the mac, and open a new xterm window (Applications Menu ...
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ftp command line without overwrite?

I transfered 15gb over the network. I have aother 10 to go. How do i transfer via cmd line without overwriting existing files? I want to skip files so i dont store it again. I dont need unique names ...
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Can Windows be as transparent as Unix based systems [closed]

Recently, I've been trying to learn more about the inner workings of Unix. One really great feature I've found about Unix systems and the C programming language, is that there is a great level of ...
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downgrading firefox3 (iceweasel) to 2 in debian lenny

How do i downgrade iceweasel 3 to 2 in lenny? I tried to use pinning but i think something went wrong (maybe with version i wrote in /etc/apt/preferences) and now 'there's no package available' when i ...
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Differences between Ubuntu Linux and CentOS?

I'd like to know what are the difference between Ubuntu and CentOS. I'm new to the Linux world. Please help me understand which one is good for me to start out.
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file size returned from ls - Linux vs OS X

I have been moving a large number of files between a Linux system (ext3) and Mac OS X (HFS) and have noticed the slight variation in how the file size is reported by the ls command. Having done some ...
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Where can I find the configuration for KMail?

I am using KMail 1.12.1 and KDE 4.3.2 on Linux 2.6. Does anybody out there know where to find the configuration files for it? The intention behind that is to share these files on more than one ...
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Why does my Linux prompt show a $, instead of the login name and path?

On one of my servers, the prompt is [user@host path]...and I can actually push "tab" to auto-fill the path. But on my new Ubuntu server, it is just a dollar sign?
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Launchy vs Deskbar vs…?

I know this is probably personal preference but I haven't tried out Launchy. This is for Linux, specifically Ubuntu 9.04. What do most people on here prefer, Launchy, deskbar, or another ...
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What's the difference between the different flavors of linux?

I'm not extremely linux familiar, but I've heard all these different types, like Ubuntu, Debian, Red hat, Fedora, etc. I assume some are sequential releases, but what's the difference between them?
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Windows 7 won't boot after Ubuntu Linux Install

I installed Ubuntu on a free partion on a computer which had Windows 7 installed first, and Windows 7 won't boot. Usually installing linux after windows is recommended, but Windows 7 complains about ...
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Using *nix “last” command or similar - get workstation including remote desktop (VNC) logins

My situation: I set up an Ant build process on a suse server, and multiple developers have access to the server. There is only one user defined for the build process, so all the devs use that build ...
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Can I use one virtualbox disk for multiple machines?

I'm not sure what search term to use and skimming through the VirtualBox manual didn't help me either, so I ask my two questions here... My setup is this: PC with dual boot into Windows 7 and a ...
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USB resets with Ubuntu 9.10

Since the upgrade to Ubuntu 9.10 I have issues with getting USB device resets on my Maxtor OneTouch USB harddrive: Nov 9 20:54:37 localhost kernel: [32459.100021] usb 2-2: reset high speed USB ...
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Configuring/disabling Fn+LCD/CRT modes for dual-monitor on Linux

I have correctly configured a dual monitor setup on Ubuntu Linux, Karmic 9.10. I use the Fn+CRT/LCD key to switch between modes, but I have to cycle through 5 modes before I get to the one that I use. ...
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Windows VM on Kubuntu

I have a laptop which came with a license and software for Windows Vista. I get tired of it already, and I'm going to move to Kubuntu. I'll need Windows anyway, to use Adobe and Corel software for my ...
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How can I merge the gnome clipboard and the X selection?

I'm constantly frustrated by the two separate clipboards in X/Gnome. I'm constantly doing things like control-C to copy, and then middle-click to paste, and getting the wrong data. Or select ...
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BIOS corrupted? How to proceed? Acer Travelmate 290

I have a older ACER Travelmate 290 (manufactured in 2002 or 2003), which I recently tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 9.10. After doing the upgrade process it appeared as if I had a problem with my x server ...
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Unable to boot - BIOS Corrupted ?? How do I flash/reset BIOS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: BIOS corrupted? How to proceed? Acer Travelmate 290 I have a older ACER Travelmate 290 (manufactured in 2002 or 2003), which I recently tried to upgrade to Ubuntu 9.10. ...
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Shut Down VMware guest applications when UPS kicks in

So my situation is that I am running VMware workstation to run a LAMP server for some lightweight data collection. My host OS is Windows XP. I have a APC UPS that is set to shut down the PC via ...
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chown is not changing symbolic link

I'm trying to change the user/group of a symbolic link with the command: $ chown -h myuser:mygroup mysymbolic/ But it's not changing. I'm logged in as root. The current user/group is set to ...
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In linux, how can you tell which processes use the most network bandwidth?

In linux, how can you tell which processes use the most network bandwidth? Is there something like "top" for the network? I know about bwm-ng, but it only shows global statistics, not per-process ...