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Copy Thunderbird accounts and preferences from Linux to Mac/Windows

This is similar to this question but not exactly a duplicate. My Linux laptop has recently been hanging for no apparent reason, and so I have been using a Mac OS X laptop in the meantime. I just ...
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VLC RTP Streaming in FC12

I'm trying to get VLC to work streaming RTP audio/video over my office network. The goal is multicast a/v streaming. In all test cases, we are streaming from VLC to VLC. I am able to stream from ...
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Fedora Boot Progress Bar

Can we customize the boot progress bar in fedora 12? If yes, than how to customize it?
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linux output show only right of ':'

I forgot a lot of my command line. I am doing cat file | grep "error" and i would like it to show everything to the right of G:/ including G:/ if possible. I figure its an awk command but i dont know ...
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Best filesystem choices for NFS storing VMware disk images

Currently we use an iSCSI SAN as storage for several VMware ESXi servers. I am investigating the use of an NFS target on a Linux server for additional virtual machines. I am also open to the idea of ...
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In Linux, how to ls -l a directory and not the contents of that directory?

For example, if I have a directory containing files file1 and file2, and a directory dir1, then "ls -l file1" will show details just for file1. Doing the same thing for dir1 will instead show the ...
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Prevent scp from copying local files?

I just read the Linux scp command issue question and it reminded me that I regularily forget to specify the colon in the host part of a scp command, and thus copying a file locally instead of copying ...
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Linux scp command issue

I am using scp command to copy file from a MacBook Pro OS X 10.5 to another Linux box (Red Hat Linux Enterprise 5). I am using the following command on Mac, sudo scp ~/.ssh/mykey.rsa ...
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Tool for search, watch and download youtube videos on Ubuntu

I am looking for a tool like MacTubes for Ubuntu. MacTubes is a mac app that can search, watch and download youtube videos. The great advantage of this app is that it searches youtube and shows all ...
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How do I reset an USB device without unplugging it in Linux?

Every now and then there might come a need to reset a USB device, is there a way to perform the reset in software without unplugging the device itself and then pluggin it back in? More specifically I ...
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Gedit opens on all workspaces?

I'm using Fedora 10 with XFCE. Every time I open Gedit, it opens a instance on every workspace. The circle icon on my window border is selected (meaning, enabled on all workspaces). When I disable it ...
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Connecting to a SonicWall VPN from a Linux machine

Is there a SonicWall client for Linux? When I searched around I could only find answers several years old.
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System time is off in Fedora

I have a desktop PC with Fedora, Ubuntu and Windows installed and grub used for multibooting. But time in Fedora is always 5 hours behind. If I change the time in Fedora, then Windows and Ubuntu will ...
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Where is xorg.conf in Ubuntu 10.04?

I'm in the middle of trying to setup dual monitors on ubuntu and would like to backup my xorg.conf... The documentation I've been thus far say to do the following: sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf ...
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SUSE Linux and Xen on Mac Pro - How best to prepare and configure?

This is a longwinded question, so bear with me please. I have a 2009 Mac Pro with two CPUs and 8 GB of memory which is totally overpowered for Mac OS X. I am also in the process of slowly moving away ...
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Resizing an existing linux partition during Ubuntu install

I have Fedora Core 10 installed on a PC, occupying the whole disk (no free space). I want to add Ubuntu 10.04 desktop edition. Does Ubuntu 10.04 allow you to resize existing partitions during the ...
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Recover backup copy of a ubuntu linux installation on a usb stick using dd

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on a usb stick in persistent install mode. So I could boot the laptop or my desktop computer with the stick, at boot time. Once I needed the 8GB stick for another purposes so ...
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Ways to increase my Ubuntu partition space

I am currently running Ubuntu and Windows 7 as dual-boot on a single HD. The problem is that when I installed Ubuntu, I didn't allocate as much space as I thought I would need and now I need ...
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Setting background color in gvim

I use a terminal with white text on black background (I just like it better), so I wrote the following line in my .vimrc file: set background=dark However, gvim has black on white text. How do I do ...
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Installing dig on Debian

I've tried installing dig on Debian, but the apt-get utility doesn't seem to know what it is. Is it part of some larger set of packages? Where can I find this?
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How to fix grub after moving root partition?

Because I am using one of the new WD disks I am trying to aling my root partition with the real sectors, as described here: ...
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View list of updated packages after apt-upgrade on debian-based linux systems

I just did an update on my Debian system and it was very long. I'd like to know now, after the upgrades have already been applied, which packages were upgraded and which were not.
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Linux standard input issue

I am new to Linux. And I am using Red Hat Enterprise Version 5. There is a ruby program which use standard input as its input (e.g. the Ruby program process input from standard input). I think ...
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Is there anything to open .docx documents on Linux (Ubuntu)?

My mother has some serious issues using Windows (viruses, spywares, and so on) and I seriously think about setting up Ubuntu as a replacement. (That would ease my "job" as well) The only concern I ...
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Linux - use dhcp again to get IP

I had statically set my ip in Linux using: sudo ifconfig eth0 192.168.blah.blah Now I want it to go back to using DHCP to assign the IP. How do I do that? This is what I see when I run dhclient ...
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Convert Ubuntu 10.04 into a server?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Desktop version installed and am interested in running it as a server. I have already installed Apache, PHP, and MySQL. I am completely new to server administration. ...
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Is there a tool for linux like Shotwell or F-Spot, but for video?

Shotwell helps me keep my photos organized. It would be nice if there was something similar for my videos. I prefer something Gtk-based, but I'm open to ideas.
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How to tell X.org to reload input device module? (Working around suspend-to-ram crash on Acer laptop)

When X.org boots up, Synaptics touchpad works well. But when I remove the module it falls back to /dev/input/mice and don't use normal driver even when touchpad is available again. Xorg.0.log: ... ...
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Programs on startup in Linux

Where does Linux look to start programs on startup? (In Windows we have the registry)
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How to improve the HTML formatting in Evolution mail client

I have a question about viewing HTML emails in the Evolution mail client. Basically, I am receiving some emails that look lovely in Thunderbird but not in Evolution because the HTML rendering of ...
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Optimize the boot time of Linux

How can I optimize the boot time of Linux? Should I modify some scripts or init scripts? If yes, what are the scripts? Can I modify the kernel source?
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How can I sort ls by owner and group?

How can I list directories with ls and sort them by their owner and group?
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(Unix/Linux) How to execute different commands with same name?

I have a two seperate files on my computer, which execfile /usr/local/bin/ /usr/bin/ so, i have two files with the same name in two different directories. How can I specify exactly which command ...
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Linux Directory Access Problem: Permission Denied “”“In Root”“”

When login through root on HP-tru Unix server, I am trying to access a directory, it is saying "Permission Denied".. Also, an sh file is also not able to execute through same root access.. I have ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in Firefox to paste the Unix “primary selection” clipboard, not the Firefox one?

I run Linux, and am used to selecting text with the mouse to copy and pressing shift-Ins to paste. (This uses an alternate clipboard known as the "Primary Selection".) This seems to work in every app ...
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grep changing the delimiter

any way we can change the delimiter that uses grep? I think, by default, grep uses \n as the delimiter.
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How can I upgrade Ubuntu from 9.10 to 10.04 on a netbook with a 4GB root partition?

I have an Asus EeePC 901, running Ubuntu 9.10. I'd like to upgrade it to 10.04. I don't want to reinstall, since I have a bunch of scripts and programs all set up. However, when I attempt to upgrade ...
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xrander detect only one display

i have a problem, to get a picture on my tv over VGA (and also over S-Video to SCART). I've tried it first over xorg, but without success. After that i tried xrand, but xrander detect only my laptop ...
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ffmpeg: create a video from images

Is it possible to use ffmpeg create a video from a set of sequences, where the number does not start from zero? For example, I have some images [test_100.jpg, test_101.jpg, test_102.jpg, ..., ...
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Xorg fails to start under Ubuntu

I'm running desktop Ubuntu 9.10 on my Dell laptop. Previously it was Ubuntu 9.04. After some period of time (lets say 3-4 months) my X fails to start automatically after some restart calls. If that ...
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Can't rename/move files from OSX that were copied from NTFS

I recently had data recovered and it was sent back to me on what I think is an NTFS drive. I copied all the files over to a file share I have on a Linux box, that's ext4. Now I have that share ...
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Getting the NUMPAD to work with VIM

how to Getting the NUMPAD to work with VIM ?
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Is there a filesystem that is “friendly” to both windows and Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Suggestions for sharing and using data between Ubuntu and Windows 7 dual boot I'm planning to install Ubuntu 10.04 with Windows 7. (I'm new to Linux, have to use at work ...
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Switch User in RedHat like XP

In our cluster, RedHat4 & 5 machines, if someone locks the computer and walks away no body can use it. Is there a feature in RedHat5, Gnome, KDE etc that would allow for the option of switching ...
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How to open some location in new tab in existing nautilus window? (from console)

I want to type something in console that will open some location (on example home dir) in already opened nautilus window. Is it possible?
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How to downgrade JRE's version in Ubuntu?

Currently I am having JRE 1.6.0_20. How do I downgrade it to JRE 1.6.0_17? How can I downgrade? I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
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Where to find Ubuntu One logs

Ubuntu one does not synchronize files since I upgraded from 9.10 to 10.04. The preferences panel keeps showing "Synchronization in progress...", but files are not downloaded from the repository. It ...
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chroot for unsecure programs execution

I have never set-up a chroot-jailed environment before and I am afraid I need some help to do it well. To explain shortly what this is all about: I have a webserver to which users send python scripts ...
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How to calculate a relative path from two absolute paths in Linux shell?

We have two paths. First one is directory, second either dir or file. /a/b/c and /a/d/e.txt Relative path from first path to second will be: ../../d/e.txt How to calculate that in Linux terminal? ...
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How do I keep gnome-terminal width from changing when I use “reset”

When I use reset in gnome-terminal (bash, Ubuntu 9.04), the window width resets, though the height does not. On my personal computer, this does not happen in xterm or konsole. On my work computer ...