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ubuntu can't support a higher resolution that my laptop can support

I have a HP laptop which can support 1600x900. But after I install ubuntu 9.10 on it, it can only support up to 1280x700. My laptop has a Nvidia graphics card. And i am using GNOME as my desktop ...
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Linux (redhat) how to change password to previous password

Is there a way to change password to value same as the previous password? I know this is a security flaw, but would like to know however. when I try this: [mrbean@wwwserver ~]$ passwd Changing ...
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RTL8192SU + RTL8191E Linux Issue Installing Driver

OK I've read tons of fourms of people getting the onboard RTL8191E working and the RTL8192SU working dif is U = USB they are both N and i have both Toshiba L500D-00T pre-installed Win Vistax64-HP and ...
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c code compiles but is not executed in kubuntu

I'm running kubuntu 9.10 in VirtualBox, i wrote the simplest "hello world" program in C, the code compiles, i ran it through a debugger and it seems to run fine. the only problem is nothing gets ...
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How do I determine what file occupies a given sector in Linux?

In Linux, I'd like to know how to find the file(s) if any which as using a particular sector on the hard drive (ext2/3). There is a similar question here regarding Windows, however I need a Linux ...
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Vim: tab-align multiple lines?

In GUI style editors, you can generally select multiple lines, press tab a few times to move all the lines across (or shift-tab to go back). I have no idea how to do this in VIM. I googled around and ...
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ntp.conf sync to local machines

I have 2 linux machines, they do not have internet connectivity or any other means of getting an external clock. I need one of them to act as the "master"/server and the other machine to sync it's ...
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Can't boot into Linux partition after installation

I just installed Ubuntu. I created a partition in MacOSx using Disk utility, then deleted the partition and installed Ubuntu on the free space created. After the installation, Ubuntu said it would ...
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Problem with running a script at startup as root?

The main question: Is there a way I can run 'completely' one of my script when ubuntu's desktop appears no matter if root , administrator, desktop user or an unprivileged user logged in? What does ...
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ubuntu: mumble 1.2.2 in Karmic

Karmic only has mumble 1.1.8, but if I want to connect to a 1.2 server I need to upgrade... So I would like to know how I can upgrade to mumble 1.2.2 without messing myself up for later when I upgrade ...
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Trace linux bash call

I was wondering if there is a way to trace where a command was run from in Linux. For example, if I call a script, is there any way to trace where it was called from, like started from a program or ...
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mplayer timestamp not disappearing

I'm using Linux Mint 8 64bit with Google Chrome Unstable (same problem with beta). When a video is playing, the time elapsed and total time stay on the screen: Is there a way to make this ...
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Bootable GRUB partition

I have a customized live Fedora 12 USB flash drive which is working fine. What I want to do is to make a partition of my hard disk drive bootable so that my customized Fedora can be run from the hard ...
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What Linux fits on a floppy disk?

Which Linux distributions fit on a 1.44 MB bootable floppy disk? Where can the .img image files be downloaded?
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Remotely run script on Unix, get output locally?

I need to run a (Tcl, or whatever) script on a remote Unix machine, from a (local) Windows command shell, and I want the stdout/stderr of the script to show up in the Windows CLI. The exit code would ...
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how to make a partition which is in ext-2 , a writable disk?

i have debian system in which i have mounted the OS on a ext-3 system . I have got a partition of 60 gb , which is formatted to ext-2 partition . Even if I mount , i cant write anything into it . How ...
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Hardware selection for Linux machine

I am building a new box, and planning to install Ubuntu 9-04 or Ubuntu 9-10 on it. I am wary of the hardware selection because in the past I struggled with lack of drivers or driver incompatibility ...
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Compiling the Linux kernel, how much size is needed?

I have downloaded the newest most stable Linux kernel, 2.6.33.2. I thought I would test this using VirtualBox. So I create a dynamically sized harddisk of 4 GB. And installed CentOS 5.3 with just the ...
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Cannot Boot - Ubuntu 9.10

I installed Ubuntu 9.10 from my laptop onto a HDD in an external harddrive enclosure. I could not connect online so I plugged it into another computer and updated the system. Now when I plugged it ...
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How do you set up Ubuntu to see Windows Network?

I've tried the various tutorials and no success so far. I can connect to the router and from there to the internet, but I cannot see any network shares. I'm connecting through wlan0. I would ...
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How can I turn off font-antialiasing only for gnome-terminal, but not for other applications?

I'm running GNOME (gnome-session under xmonad). I want to turn off antialiasing (i.e. use monochrome mode) for fonts in gnome-terminal. But I want to retain antialiasing for other applications, like ...
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How to update Google chrome in Ubuntu?

How to update Google chrome in Ubuntu?
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Is there a way to reassemble files split without enumerating all of the parts explicitly?

I used split -b 32m "file.bz2" "file.bz2.part-" to split a file and it created more than 50 parts. From googling, the way I found to reassemble the parts is to cat file.bz2.part-aa file.bz2.part-ab ...
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Deleting another user's directories from my own

I am a non-root user, and have made a directory into which other users in my group can write. The directory is setgid, so files and directories within it have the same group. I can delete files ...
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How to change the size of desktop/window fonts in Puppy Linux 4.1?

How to change the size of desktop/window fonts in Puppy Linux 4.1?
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File compare on ftp-server and in a folder in Linux?

How to compare files on ftp-server and in a folder in Linux?
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How to link a directory in Ubuntu to a directory in Windows 7?

I've just installed Ubuntu 10.04, trying out linux for the first time. I'm wondering if it's possible to link my documents folder in Ubuntu to my documents folder in Windows, so that when I open the ...
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How can I do a HTTP PUT with Wget?

I am trying to use Wget to access a RESTful interface, but I can not figure out how to do HTTP PUT with Wget. How can I do it? Or isn't it prossible?
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Vim Stuck In Insert Mode

I've been using Vim for several months now via my web host (they allow putty access). All of a sudden, the escape key has become unresponsive. I cannot exist insert or any other mode by simply hitting ...
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How to install a new linux distro and remove the old one?

I have a laptop dual booting to Windows 7 and Opensuse 11.2. However, I'd like to switch to a different Linux distro (probably Ubuntu, that's what I'm used to) Is there a way for me to do it without ...
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Why after executing a bash file I am always back to home dir?

In my bash file I have asked to navigate to some subdir, unzip a file and stay there but when I type pwd I can see i'm always back to home dir. Why ? Any way to get shell stick to subdir ?
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Where can I find network devices in Linux? Where is a device manager (redhat enterprise linux)?

I like to know where I can find network devices (eth0, wlan0, etc) as I could not find them under /dev even when ifconfig reported both eth0 & wlan0 Related but different question is how i can ...
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Can you hibernate/reboot in Linux instead of hibernate/poweroff?

I'm using pm-hibernate, and would like to reboot the machine after it's done hibernating, rather than having the machine turn off. Is there a way to do this with pm-hibernate, or any other Linux ...
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How does one look at the 'kernel log' in fedora linux

I have just installed fedora 12 linux on my dell Gx2600 pc every so often the pc hangs - screen goes blank & usb keyboard stops working. Question: is there a place were the kernel logs problems ...
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Weird scp behavior

I am trying to scp a file but it returns immediately with the DATE and not file is copied: [cosmo] Downloads > scp V17530-01_1of2.zip bryan@elphaba:Downloads bryan@elphaba's password: Sat Apr 10 ...
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Dhcpd Daemon is trying to lease itself?

I have a Slackware Linux 13.0 box with two interfaces, eth0 and eth1. I have set this box up to be on the 192.168.1.0/24 network, with subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. I am trying to run a dhcpd server ...
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why linux says cannot stat

I am in some directory on my linux hosting. I want to move all files from relative subdir1 to dir2, dir2 being under root dir. So I type mv ./subdir1/*.* ~/dir2/ but it doesn't work it says it ...
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Encryption setup for Linux NAS?

There's a bazillion hard disk encryption HOWTOs, but somehow I can't find one that actually does what I want. Which is: I have a home NAS running Ubuntu, which is being accessed by a Linux and a Win ...
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GNOME Screensaver Widgets

Is there a way to add widgets to a Gnome screensaver? I think this can be done with KDE 4, but I've never liked KDE very much. I'm a programmer and comfortable with writing code if needed. I'd like ...
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How can I move my partition in GParted?

The following is a screenshot of GParted running on my system. There is a small unallocated space at the beginning of the list. This 1 MiB space is kind of annoying and I'd like to merge with any ...
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Schedule a cron job ev X minutes, but exclude it from certain hours in the morning?

Is it possible to make a cron job run say, every 20 minutes, but make it not run for say, 1-4 in the morning.
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Playing HD video accelerated by GPU? (Linux)

I know that this laptop (Asus UL30A) does support playing HD material with the help of the GPU on windows. The question is how can I do this under linux? The CPU load as is implies that this is not ...
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How many file descriptors accessing a given file?

On linux, is there a way to count the number of file descriptors open to a some file?
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CentOS, sudo Doesn't Accept root Password, but Logging in as root Works

I am new to Linux and I have CentOS running on a dual boot system. I was trying to edit a file requiring root permissions, so I used sudo. I typed the root password and it failed. This happened ...
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How to boot Linux and Windows - Windows as Default OS

I have a dual boot system that works great. I have CentOS (grub) and XP 64 on one disk and XP on another disk. The Linux boot loader asks me which system to boot, but if I reboot and forget to hit a ...
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Linux group permissions getting overwritten by owner

I am not a user of Linux, but I am encountering some permissions problems with it that I hope someone can shed some light on. Bit of background: A colleague of mine has a Linux box (running Debian I ...
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Forward all traffic from one IP to another IP on OS X

This is related to this question I just asked... I have two IP address on my iMac I want to "bridge". I'm not sure what the proper terminology is... here's the situation. My iMac has a firewire ...
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Would firewire networking be better than 100Megabit ethernet?

My office network has a fully switched 1000Megabit ethernet network. I have an Apple iMac with a Gigabit NIC and FireWire, and a Compaq laptop with a 100Megabit NIC and a 4-pin FireWire interface. ...
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delete key on linux does not work

My delete key does not work in ubuntu, it does nothing. I understand that this is a common problem, but I could not solve it with the information I found elsewhere. I ran xev. Pressing the 'a' key ...
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How can I count the number of folders in a drive using Linux?

I need to organise an external HDD such that there is no more than 500 folders on it. Ubuntu's "Properties" pane shows only the file count, not the folder count. Is there a simple command line that ...