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Mount Windows CIFS Share with smbclient?

I'm trying to figure out how to share a network windows CIFS share ( I do not manage it ) with smbclient. Initially I tried using the default Debian Lenny mounting application in Places->Connect to ...
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fbsetbg gives error whenever i startx

Whenever I startx, I get this error message from fbsetbg. fbsetbg: Something went wrong while setting the wallpaper. Run 'display -geometry 1280x1024+0+0 -wn xterm to find out what. This confuses ...
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Time changes when using two OSs

I have a dual boot machine. Ubuntu and Windows Vista. After rebooting from Ubuntu to Vista, i see that the time has changed in Vista and vice versa. Why does this happen?? The time zones on both the ...
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System-wide environment variables for zsh on Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 I'm trying to add some system-wide envvars, I want them to be visible to both bash and zsh(my main shell), I added them to /etc/profile but unfortunately I can't see them in zsh ...
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Installing Ubuntu and Windows Vista on the same drive

Can Ubuntu and Windows Vista both be installed on the same drive?
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How do i make any application use my eth0:0 interface?

Like in curL, we have a bind address option, we can download using a certain interface.. For ex, to download from eth0:0 we use $curl --interface eth0:0 http://www.google.com This way, my aim is to ...
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How can I compile the CIFS filesystem for a DLINK DNS-323 box?

How can I find/compile/install the CIFS filesystem for a DLINK DNS-323 box? Updated: for added clarity: the CIFS module is nowhere to be found. Firstly, I need an indication as to how I can procure ...
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WinSCP client for Ubuntu

Are there any GUI clients for Ubuntu which can remotely connect to another Linux box over SCP? I heard about the fish:// protocol and Konqueror (which is for Kubuntu using KDE), but I am looking for ...
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How can I install Internet Explorer in Linux?

How can I install Internet Explorer in Linux?
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How to set a Linux Ditribution to self-destruct (to wipe everything from the system partition) via a script

I know this is a rather strange question, but I actually need to implement something like this for work. I shall be helping to facilitate a course that uses licensed software. The software is somewhat ...
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How to configure Munin to monitor ppp0

I am using Munin on my Ubuntu Jaunty laptop. It shows great graphs for everything, except ppp0, which I use to connect to internet. So I need to configure munin to show ppp0 usage graphs. I tried ...
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How to prevent cron from spamming syslog?

I have a cronjob that has to be run every minute. And every minute cron add a new line into syslog about that. How can I suppress this behavior?
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Icons command line generator

Are there any command line utilities for Linux (or other Unix-like OS) which can: Generate an .ico file with multiple icons in it Do it from only 1 (one) png or jpeg image For example: % ...
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Software for drawing basic geometry

I'm looking for some software that I can use to draw simple geometric things like this: Or even better: Does anyone know any software capable of drawing these things easily? I'm particularly ...
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How does one change user's home directory in Ubuntu 9.04?

Does anyone know how I might change my home directory in the shell please?
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freebsd: configure a different default directory

When I ssh into my freebsd I want to be automatically in another directory, and not my home directory. I.e. instead of /users/home/john I want to be in /users/home/john/what/i/am/working/on
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How do I install fonts on Linux Mint?

I have some external fonts called Eaglefeather (Frank Lloyd Wright fonts) and I want to install them on to my Linux machine running Linux Mint 7 (Ubuntu based). I can't seem to get them to install ...
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How do I get an entire directory in sftp?

I'm just learning to use sftp, and I want to copy a directory from the remote computer to my local computer. If I try get [directory] it gives me this error: Cannot download non-regular file: ...
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How to detect VPN disconnection with vpnc?

What is the easiest way to detect that a vpnc connection on Linux/Ubuntu has disconnected? Manually, I think the way to detect is to check whether the interface (tun0) appears in /sbin/ifconfig ...
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Is there any reason NOT to use XAMPP (or a similar server package)?

Until just a few weeks ago I always used to set up my home-servers one service at a time (e.g. httpd, ProFTPD, etc.). I have now begun using XAMPP instead and was wondering if there is any reason why ...
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How to install man pages for C standard library functions in Ubuntu?

In my university, I can do such things as: man strlen man strcpy man msgget man msgctl and a nice manual page appears. On my PC I get $ man strcat No manual entry for strcat Any help on how ...
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Metacity (Gnome VM) - restrict placement of windows to primary display of “Screen 0”?

Question How can I restrict the auto-placement of all windows by metacity? Either by restricting to Monitor0 or to avoid the "dead space" of my display? The Problem I'm running CentOS 5.3 with ...
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Is it better to dual-boot or run a VM?

I want to run Windows Vista 64bit (Eventually Windows 7) and Ubuntu on the same machine. I want to play games and do graphic design in Windows. I want to write code, surf the internet, check email, ...
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How do I migrate from Ubuntu to Debian?

I've been considering migrating my laptop from Ubuntu to Debian. I didn't set up a separate home partition. Is it as easy as just installing Debian over Ubuntu?
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Bash command to cut output after x number of lines

I'm looking for a bash command, which I can use to limit the number of lines of a file or another command output. E.g. ls -thor | limit 10 would limit the output of the ls command to 10 lines (in ...
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Command-line access to /dev/mem in Ubuntu

So I'm trying to search through all my memory for a specific string, but I don't know how to get access to the contents of my memory. I try to run this but get an error message: ~$ sudo cat /dev/mem ...
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How to read email received on a Debian server

I have a VPS (virtual private server) running Debian Linux. When I login using PuTTY the console shows - "You have mail" I have no idea on how to retrieve this email. Which software do I need to ...
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How can I add a regular user to the sudoers file?

How can I add more users to the "sudoers" file?
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Flash Plugin For Linux

I tried to install "flashplugin-installer" in Ubuntu but it didn't work for me. The reason that I can't use the Adobe version is because this happens: client socket: Invalid argument *** NSPlugin ...
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Allowing user to restart bluetooth on linux

I'm using bluetooth on linux to access internet via dialup from my Nokia S60 phone. I've gotten the connection to work just fine, but there's still one recurring problem: Some Nokia S60 phones, mine ...
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add directory to sudo path on wubi

I'm using wubi ubuntu which doesn't have a root account. I have php in a nonstandard location because of lamp. I would like to add a path to the sudo account so I can do sudo php -m for example.
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Using Fluxbox's Deco option in the apps file

I'm trying to configure Fluxbox to show my xterms with a specific subset of window decorations. This blog post is where I'm getting my information from. Here's what I have in my ~/.fluxbox/apps: ...
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I mounted an extra partition for a Linux account and found it unmounted after reboot. Why?

I have an extra ext3 primary partition that I wanted to mount for a particular Linux user account. I ran mkdir, mount, chown, and all was good. However, upon reboot I have discovered that the ...
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where are my gnome user settings?

I had a gnome session die on me in the middle of setting some display options. Now, I get a blank screen when I log in with this particular user. I tried removing all the .gnome and .gconf ...
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Best Linux for a single application & fast boot? (also How-to?) [closed]

I'm looking for a way to run Celtx,a screenwriting software on a Linux Distro and nothing else, no bluetooth, internet/WiFi, media, games, nothing, not even a desktop. Just boot up the OS and Bam! ...
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How can I log into Ubuntu-9.04 as administrator or root?

My problem is that whenever I try using sudo, I get an error message saying: shawn is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported. How can I add my user to the sudoers file? Or how can I ...
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Re-indent shell script

I have a large shell script that uses a mixture of spaces and tabs. I want to re-indent the whole file based on syntax, like Eclipse's Format. Is there a program (beautify ?) that will do this ? ...
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On Ubuntu 9.04, is there any way to automatically email text files through a script?

I've been actively tweaking my backup script on an Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope Machine - as it is now, the script uses rsync and cron to backup certain folders several times a day. At the end of the ...
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Linux equivalent command for “open” command on Mac/Windows?

Coming from Mac OS X, you can type: $ open yourfilehere.txt and your file will open just as if you had opened it from Finder. On Windows, one can type: > start yourfilehere.txt and it will ...
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How to find the executable files under a certain directory in linux?

How to find the executable files under a certain directory in linux?
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Webclient (fom Mozilla) under Linux

I could not start Webclient under Linux ( due to factory class for GTK could not be found) Does anybody know the solution of this problem?
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asus aspire linux: how to attach a digicam?

How do I attach a digital camera (canon s3) to an asus aspire one running linux? I plug in the USB, the camera turns on, but nothing seems to happen on the computer side. update: this netbook is so ...
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Can you access iTunes shares from linux?

The big news from today's apple event aside, one interesting feature is the ability to share media between 5 home computers.. The PR is light on details, but apparently you have to be running iTunes ...
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Increasing maximum VGA Output Screen Resoluton on Ubuntu 9.04

I just reinstalled Ubuntu with 9.04 on my laptop coming from 8.04. I have the laptop connected with a VGA output on the laptop to my flat screen monitor, which turns off the laptop screen. Everything ...
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Formatting LVM partition with HFS+

I've already tried fsck.hfsplus from hfsprogs, which doesn't do anything at all, and gparted (doesn't work with LVM). Are there any other ways to do that? If all else fails I have OSX install DVD, but ...
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How to convert a text file's line termination from Windows/DOS to Unix? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Convert CRLF’s to line feeds on Linux I have several scripts that produce a /bin/sh^M bad interpreter error message when they are run. I believe this is because they ...
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How can I set up Linux to use a different DNS server for a certain domain?

I can add DNS servers to resolv.conf and that works fine. But is it possible for me to call a different DNS server based on the domain trying to be resolved? For example: use 10.0.0.1 for ...
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Pop-Up Notification when time reaches 4:00PM?

I was wondering if there was a way to display a notification or something from the command line at a certain time. Like when the clock strikes 4:00pm. It would be nice if it would display it using ...
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Replacing KDE default bluetooth applet with Blueman

I've installed Blueman to use instead of the default KDE 4.3 bluetooth applet. I've added blueman-applet to KDE's startup, so that works, but when I enable bluetooth on my laptop the default applet ...
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Where can I get a “cheat sheet” of vi commands?

I'm writing Perl programs using vi on Solaris. I want a cheat sheet for the vi editor that provides the keyboard shortcuts, so I can perform my work faster. For example, I'd like for the sheet to list ...