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How to setup a Linux machine to remotely use laptop screen as a second display? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use my laptop as a second monitor for my desk computer? I am looking for a similar solution to MaxiVista, but for Linux (Ubuntu). I have an Ubuntu machine with ...
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How to make new file permission inherit from the parent directory?

I have a directory called data. Then I am running a script under the user id 'robot'. robot writes to the data directory and update files inside. The idea is data is open for both me and robot to ...
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Fetch MP3 ID3 tag under linux

I have a few mp3 files which are not tagged. Winamp has a nice feature which I think is called "autotag" and which is very good at finding out artist and title for files. I'd like something like this ...
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PC only boots from Linux-based media and won't boot from DOS-based media

I have this problem where the PC only seems to boot from a floppy disk or CD if it was created as a Linux-based bootable media. If it was created as a DOS-based bootable media the system just freezes ...
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How to rename all subfolders with a specific Name

How to go through all the subfolders and rename all the folders named 'Old' to 'New'
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How to setup Java development environment in Ubuntu 10.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 10.04 in my Laptop and I'm a beginner to Linux operating systems. I want to setup a Java development environment in my system. Things I need: Eclipse JDK 1.6 Apache ...
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How do you delete an iFolder from iFolder admin interface

There are only two buttons at the bottom of the screen "enable" and "disable". When I check the box next to an iFolder one of them is lit (depending on what the state of the folder is)... but there is ...
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Move folder contents into parent folder - Linux Commandline

I have a folderA that contains folderB that contains a lot of files. I would like to get rid of folderB, but not its contents. I want those contents to be inside of folderA. How can I accomplish this ...
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How to disable Opera alt button?

How to prevent Opera from showing opera menu on alt button press? Opera version: 10.60_pre6351, amd64, Gentoo (Linux) The menu that I am talking about is this:
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Dowload additional Keyboard Layouts in Ubuntu

I have a Brazilian Keyboard that I need to use in my machine for some testing, but none of Brazilian Layouts that came with Ubuntu Lucid Lynx release are 100% compatible (I'm missing question marks ...
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Linux find/search root partition ONLY?

Say I need to do: find / -name somefile.txt and say root partition / is mounted on /dev/sda5; however, let's say I also have 250GB partitions (/dev/sda6, /dev/sda7) mounted in /media - AND ...
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How to run multiple Linux installations on a single VirtualBox?

I just started playing with VirtualBox to check out different versions of Linux. I was wondering if it would be possible (and recommended) to set up a single virtual machine with multiple partitions ...
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Is it possible to install all packages from an APT repository?

Is it possible to install all packages from an APT repository? I know it is possible to do it manually, but then you would need to know all the package names, and I don't. Any suggestions? Thanks. ...
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Linux distro for notebooks [closed]

What might be the most compatible linux distro for notebooks. Mine is an compaq b1200. With windows 7 installed and I want to dual boot it with a linux distro. I already tried ubuntu 10.04 notebook ...
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Forward/backward compatibility of glibc and the kernel

Suppose you have glibc 2.5 compiled with kernel headers 2.6.18 Is it safe to run this glibc with Linux kernel 2.6.32? Is it safe to run this glibc with Linux kernel 2.6.9?
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What is the recommended way of automating a task in Linux?

I'm still kind of new to Linux, but here's what I'm trying to do. I need to copy all subdirectories and files from one directory to another ever 5 minutes or so, with the old data automatically ...
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What are “build-essential” & “build-dep”?

I am researching how to install Ruby 1.9.1 in Xubuntu 10.04 and I came across the command build-essential and build-dep multiple times. Sometimes it is followed by packages and sometimes it is both ...
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Explanation of command to uppercase the first letter of a filename

I'm trying to learn to rename files with the command line, and after browsing around a lot of pages I finally found a command that uppercases the first letter of a file, but the problem is that I want ...
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Linux: Can't overwrite files on samba store

I'm using CentOS 5.5 with smbclient 3.0.33-3.28-el5 (latest version in repo), and I can't overwrite files in my Samba store. I am not the admin for the Windows server that hosts the share, so there ...
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Sound in Ubuntu 10.04 guest VM in a Ubuntu 8.04 host is “slow”. How to fix it?

When I try to execute sound in Rythmbox, it's "slow". Not only Rythmbox, but system sounds are strange too (they look like they are "slow"). I've tried a workaround but without success. It seens a ...
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Network problems with Ubuntu on VMware

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 inside VMware Player running under Windows Vista and I can't connect to the internet or the host computer from the Ubuntu. I have set all the VMware services to ...
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How to find which programs are using up swap space

How can I figure out which programs are using up swap space? My current memory usage is 2.9GiB out of 3.0GiB used(and I though I had 4GB, I need to check into that) and 1.3Gib of swap used.
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How can I access another user's home?

I'm on a network where I have the rights, but how do I do it? I've been asked to look up another user's aliases for reference.
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Does 'urandom' share the same entropy of 'random'?

Does the entropy pool /dev/random used the same to /dev/urandom? I want to mknod /dev/random 1 9 to replace the slow random, I think the current entropy is randomly enough, if urandom is based on ...
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Linux install in flash card

I can't understand why Linux on flash card needs an install, does it simply copy certain file to certain location in flash card? I mean, plan it in a response file, then one program read the plan in ...
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What's the best self-tracking software for Linux? [closed]

I'm looking for a way to track myself and receive quality data upon which I can write future scripts/programs. For example, I use Google Reader a lot. I'd like to track the hrefs that garner my ...
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Is it possible to log a user in a remote computer using ssh?

I want to connect to a server via ssh and log in (remotely) a user in X11 (gdm). A little context: I need to install a wine application in 30 computers, but wine require X11, there is nobody loged ...
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Does Moonlight work on linux in Google Chrome?

I'm trying to install Moonlight, but I can only find instructions for setting it up in Firefox. And in the Ubuntu 10.04 repositories, I found a "moonlight-plugin-mozilla" package, but not ...
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What do .# file names mean in Linux?

This is probably trivial, but I'm quite new to Linux and I was unable to find any info online. In a folder, I can execute the command find . -regex '.*py' and get the following result: ...
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Simulating audio playback on headless linux server

We have a headless linux server (Debian 5) we use for running integration tests of our web-page code. Among these tests are ones implemented using Selenium, which practically simulates a user browsing ...
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Permissions issue on Fedora with separate home partition

I am running Fedora 12 and I've setup a partition separate from my root partition to keep shared files and home directories. Now, I've been having permission issues where it says the user cannot ...
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How to display password policy information for a user (Ubuntu)?

Ubuntu Documentation > Ubuntu 9.04 > Ubuntu Server Guide > Security > User Management states that there is a default minimum password length for Ubuntu: By default, Ubuntu requires a minimum ...
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Setting up NFS server on Gentoo

I'm trying to set up an NFS server on a Gentoo VM. I've installed nfs-utils-1.2.2 and added the following line to the /etc/exports file: /root/svn 10.0.0.0/255.0.0.0(rw,sync,no_subtree_check) ...
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Manually forcing TCP connection to retry

I have a TCP connection (SSH session to some computer for example) Network suddenly goes down and drops all packets (disconnected cable, out of range). TCP resends packets again and again, retrying ...
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Scanning to PDF/A on Linux

PDF/A is one of the best formats to archive my documents. What Linux software would allow me to scan documents to PDF/A ? A PNG→PDF/A or TIFF→PDF/A tool would be fine too.
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Remapping characters in xmodmap

I am using a Swedish keyboard, and I want to be able to type braces easier. I planned to map AltGr + å to '}' and AltGr + ä to '{'. However, nothing really changes. I have some other stuff in ...
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What site is there for sharing Linux custom configuration files?

I remember someone here at SU gave a link to a site where you could share your Linux custom configuration files (like bashrc, vimrc and others), but I don't remember what was that site. I already ...
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debian download where

where can I find all Debian release iso images with Linux kernel 2.4.x?.
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SSH client and Command Prompt replacements Windows look-and-feel

The Problem I've worked exclusively in Windows. I can handle that. I've worked exclusively in DOS (a long time ago!). I can handle that. I've worked exclusively in Unix. I can handle that. Right ...
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In linux, how do I map “caps lock” to “escape” while in Vim, but *not* in other applications?

Inspired by this question. I would like to remap Caps Lock to escape, but only when I am in vim. I would like to keep Caps Lock untouched while not in vim.
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How do you start a program after X has started?

There's a little app called F.Lux that sets your screen temperature based on the time of day. The Linux version is a little spartan with just a console interface but it works perfectly well. Where ...
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In Linux how do I mount a OS-X partition * by name * that is on the same host?

I once used gnome-mount like this gnome-mount -o ro -d /dev/sda2 or gnome-mount -o ro -p "Macintosh HD" But, alas, gnome-mount seems to be no more. RIP. I can do this gvfs-mount -d /dev/sda2 ...
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Deleted /opt directory from linux machine , will there be any reboot problem for machine?

I deleted /opt directory from my Linux machine , will there be any reboot problem for machine?
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How to change the PDF reader of Chrome on Linux

It seems Chromium uses xdg-open to open PDF files. How do I change it to another PDF reader? I'm using Linux Mint 8 LXDE.
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How to get parent PID of a given process in GNU/Linux from command line?

Resolved before asked: cat /proc/1111/status | grep PPid
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How to know the level of a symlink in linux?

For example, if a symlink a -> b b -> c c -> d say, the symlink level of a is 3. Then, is there any utility to get this info? And, also I want to get the expansion detail of a symlink, ...
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Unable to start my linux (cent OS ) machine in run level 5

Suddenly my machine not working under run level 5 and it seems to be problem with xserver and it is saying that "in last 90 seconds xserver restarted 6 times and unable to start" and then just giving ...
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How to recover a removed file under Linux?

By accident, I used rm on a file I didn't want to delete. Is there a way that I can get it back under Linux?
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what is the advantage of using Linux compared with Windows OS? [closed]

Hi what is the advantage of using Linux server compared with Windows .. except secure and open source answer.
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Writing a CPU/RAM usage log over a period of time to file on CentOS

I'm looking for an application or line of code that would let me observe a process, save the info in a number of variables, then put the gathered info on a file. I've been trying with variations of ...