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No sound after I install the Ubuntu 9.04

I have installed Ubuntu 9.04 in my laptop, but there is no sound. Can someone give some suggestion about how to fix it? I am a new user.
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More SATA Hard Drives?

My Motherboard has 4 SATA ports on it, Is there a way short of buying an expensive RAID card to add more SATA drives and do a software raid still? What about getting an external 8-bay eSATA enclosure ...
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RAID level hard drives?

My Motherboard has 4 internal SATA ports. I am considering a linux software raid. I plan to use this for backing up my work movies, music etc Do I need to spend the money on RAID Level drives? Or am ...
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How can I filter out unique results from grep output?

In linux, I can grep a string from a file using grep mySearchString myFile.txt. How can I only get the result which are unique?
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Is there a way to make Nano support auto-complete and auto-bracket closing?

Does anyone know if there's a way to make nano support auto-complete and auto-bracket closing?
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Is there any automatic tool to remove edges from an image that has been anti-aliased onto a white background

I have a few images that have been anti-aliased onto a white background that I want to put on a transparent background. Just selecting it with the -wand tool/fuzzy select tool/select your terminology ...
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Best Options for Installing Linux

What are the best options for installing a version of linux on my windows(vista) laptop? Do I install a VM and which one? or Do I install linux as 2nd OS boot option?
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Remote control for mythtv?

Can anybody reccommend a good remote control to buy to use with mythtv?
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Problem with mounting a partition

I typed fdisk -l and here is the part of it's output related to this question of mine . . /dev/sda5 2989 5600 20971520 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/sda6 5600 8211 20971520 7 HPFS/NTFS ...
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How to check whether my PC supports PCI Express

I'm trying to figure out whether my system supports PCI Express without opening up the box. lspci doesn't mention "Express" or "PCI-e" anywhere, but dmesg reports that a "PCI Express Hot Plug ...
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How can I add additional search domains to the resolv.conf created by dhclient in CentOS

When my CentOS virtual machine boots it uses DHCP to get an IP address. It also overwrites resolv.conf with the DNS settings provided by the DHCP server. The DHCP server doesn't supply any search ...
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Wireless card issues with Ubuntu and Broadcom bc4312

So I have a Dell Inspiron 1526 that has a broadcom bcm4312 wireless card. I installed Ubuntu and (big surprise) the wireless card isn't working. No problem for a hot shot like me who has fixed this ...
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Control-Up,Down,Left,Right as extra keys

Is there any way of getting the arrow keys to act differently while the control key is pressed. On my system ^-Up and Up generate the same code...
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File sharing problem with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10

I fall in big trouble, I use before Ubuntu and win xp in different 2 desktops, they have no samba related problem. But this time I cannot access from ubuntu to windows 7 or reverse way both..Installed ...
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(linux) tool to monitor “quality” of tcp connection?

I am looking for a tool to monitor the quality of a TCP connection. I am trying to describe what I mean: It should be a tool with a client and a server part. The client sends, say, 1kB of data per ...
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cannot print from flash-player plugin

I am running flash-player plug-in 10.0.32.10 inside of Firefox on a SLED 11 machine. Firefox can print to the network printer without issue from File > Print. However, I cannot get the flash-player ...
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USB to USB CD ROM emulator

I'm wondering if anyone knows of a CDROM emulator that runs on Linux. I want to emulate this configuration: [CDROM DRIVE]----USB CABLE----[COMPUTER UNDER TEST] Where [COMPUTER UNDER TEST] is a ...
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Mutt nested mailboxes navigation

I receive a lot of emails daily, and with the ever-growing amount of maildirs I'm in need to structure/optimize the browsing in mutt. My maildirs follow this naming scheme: ...
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Windows version of Linux 'Monospace' font

I'd really like a Windows version of the 'Monospace' font. In other words that exact font, I don't mean 'I want a monospaced font for Windows'.
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cp: reading `filename': Input/output error WHY?

I wish to know what could be the possible cases for this error: cp: reading `filename': Input/output error I am getting this message when I am trying to copy a big file of around 50MB.
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NVidia ION and /dev/mapper/nvidia_… issues

I have an NVidia ION board with 4 SATA ports and want to use that to run a Linux Server (CentOS 5.4). I first hooed up 3 HDs (that will be a RAID5 array) and a forth small boot HD. I first started to ...
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Libserial Package, debain [closed]

I'm looking for the Libserial (the C++ RS232 Library) in debain but i cant find it. am i getting the name wrong?
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How can I get Linux to interpret keyboard characters properly? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to configure PuTTY so that Home/End/PgUp/PgDn work properly in bash? I access a linux server shell via putty, but many of the keys I use do not translate across, up, ...
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How can I get Linux to interpret keyboard charaters properly?

I access a linux server shell via putty, but many of the keys I use do not translate across, up, down, left and right all are seen as ^[[A, ^[[B, ^[[D and ^[[C; But so is C-up, C-down, C-left and ...
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how to stop bash from printing alerts?

When killing a process with kill -9 $PID &>/dev/null in a script, a message is still printed to the terminal after the next command terminates. How do you stop this behaviour? For example ...
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Firefox terminates if multiple instances of flash player running

If i have, say, youtube tab opened and if a click on some of the related videos (while it's still playing) firefox terminates. The same if I open youtube on one tab and myspace on another - firefox ...
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How do I let user 'Y' write in folder 'A' only when executing script 'X'?

How do I let user Y write in folder A only when executing script X?
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write-through RAM disk, or massive caching of file system?

I have a program that is very heavily hitting the file system, reading and writing randomly to a set of working files. The files total several gigabytes in size, but I can spare the RAM to keep them ...
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How do I Install Fedora using CDs?

I'm trying to install Fedora so that I can run Amahi Home Server, my system wont boot from a DVD and I'm now sure how to install using CDs or USB. Thanks!
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grep - match anything but given filetype

I want to clean out my music library so I don't get any more "search for suitable plugin" messages from Rhythmbox when it sutubles across some WMA-Relic. I have the tools, but now I want to FIND ...
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Debian Lenny expects udev on a vps that doesn't support it

Primary symptom: /proc/self/fd is there and normally populated, however /dev/fd is not. Process substitution therefore fails, because bash wants to create files under /dev/fd. /dev/.static/ and ...
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How to reformat a SD card to VFAT after formating it ext3

I have formatted a sd card ext3 for some test but I would like to to reformat to vfat. I have used linux to reformat using mkfs.vfat but still can't read it in windows. The next thing I was going ...
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Why is VMWare Workstation so slow on Linux?

I'm using Fedora Core 12 quad-core Linux box. However, when I run VMWare Workstation (running a single virtual XP box, running nothing) it slows to a crawl. The load average jumps from 0.11 to 4 or ...
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In a multicore system, will each cpu have its own linux kernel?

What i meant was, in a multicore system with 'n' number of cpu's, will each cpu have its own linux kernel installed, or will all cpu's have a copy of the same kernel image? Another question ...
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Why do I see nvidia-185-modaliases and nvidia-195-modaliases in Ubuntu software updates?

For some reason I see both the Ubuntu 185 and 195 drivers in the Ubuntu Update Manager. In the NVidia X server settings I see the driver as version 185.18.36. I think I managed to install two ...
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What's the equivalent of Linux's updatedb command for the Mac?

If I want to use the locate command on a Linux machine, I usually run sudo updatedb first to update the database. I can run the locate command on OS X 10.5 but I can't find updatedb. What's the ...
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Removing SCIM input method as default from gnome terminal

I am recently back into the Linux world after about a 10 year absence. While I can find my way around most things, terminals and desktop managers are different than I remember. One of the biggest ...
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Movie clips capture from camcorders over firewire in Debian testing/unstable

What is the best way to capture clips from camcorders over firewire? When I did it last time 1+ year ago I used Kino and the raw1394 kernel driver. When I tried to do it this week with the latest ...
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How do I enable a stick pointing device in Ubuntu?

How do I enable/disable a stick pointing device in Ubuntu (9.10)? How can I configure clicking and scrolling with the stick pointer? (I can't click with the stick and scroll the page.)
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Is it possible to remove the $ from nano in linux on longlines?

is it possible to configure nano to have line breaks on long lines instead of showing a $?
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Why is Num Lock disabled by default in Ubuntu?

Why did anyone ever it would be a good idea to disable Num Lock on Linux at startup? It annoys the heck outta me.
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Can I Use My Linux Box As A 'System Imaging' Server? (i.e., Norton Ghost Server?)

I'm curious if anyone has accomplished the following, or knows a good terse description of how to set up the following. I'd like to set up a Linux server that is able to clone PC's over the network, ...
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Serial Over IP, windows-linux

I need to have a serial port "shared" over the internet (may or may not be using a vpn) At one end is a windows box, at the other is a linux box, wich has the serial port the linux box has no gui and ...
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Multi-monitor aterm transparency

I have 3 monitors which I set the background with using xpmroot my-5760x1200bg.png I then setup aterm to use transparency by adding the following to my ~/.Xdefaults file. aterm*transparent:true ...
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Why can't Emacs on Mac OS X find the Info directory node?

The default Emacs on Mac OS X, 22.1, appears to have some problems with the info/help stuff. When you hit C+h i, it says: Can't find the Info directory node. It works in AquaEmacs, but I ...
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How to burn files to cd while running Knoppix?

I can't open the cd drive because Knoppix is using it. Is there a way round this?
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How to make a boot profile permanent?

I have a Finnix live CD. I can customize it by remastering it. When I boot with the live CD I need to make a little change in the boot profile The boot profile before making the changes is linux ...
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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 ...