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Small hardware for linux? [closed]

Can anyone recommend some hardware which meets the following criteria: USB port (more than 1 would be handy but an USB hub could always be used) Suitable for running a reasonably small linux ...
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OpenSSL missing during ./configure. How to fix?

I was trying to install node.js and found OpenSSL support missing during ./configure. How can I fix it? Is it a mandatory step? Would the --without-ssl option fix the problem? # ./configure ...
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How to use a different key for Vimperator's hint function (remap)

I'm wanting to change the key from f to something else for Vimperator's key function. I'm guessing I use a similar code to this one: :map <whateverkeyiwant> <hint> But the thing is, ...
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Can installing Linux or Grub make all of my operating systems slow?

I installed Linux Mint 64-bit recently but it freezes up all the time. Not only that, but Grub wouldn't detect Windows. I thought it was just an issue with Linux Mint so I booted into Ubuntu - ...
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Follow-up: restoring Time Machine backup directories (recursively) with Linux

This example gives directions on how to restore a particular file, but does anyone have experience restoring full directories on Linux from a Time Machine backup store? How should these instructions ...
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Installed ATI Proprietary driver, can't get 3d acceleration

Using the guide: http://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary I did the following steps: 1) aptitude install --without-recommends linux-headers-$(uname -r) 2) aptitude install fglrx-control fglrx-driver 3) ...
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GNU/Linux substitute for the Windows-based TreeComp tool

I miss the TreeComp tool from Windows on Linux. Does anybody know about a similar tool for Linux? I've tried Unison & Unison-gtk (slow and cumbersome), diff (various), meld, mc, rsync (immensely ...
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Linux: which is “most appropriate” directory to place an exectuable for all users?

A bit of newb question.. I usually install packages and don't worry about these things. But, now I have a one file executable CLI program (Kindlegen from Amazon). I want it to be in the path of all ...
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Linux driver for Linksys AE1200 USB wifi dongle

Recently purchased a Linksys AE1200 USB wifi dongle to use with my debian box for setting up a wifi AP. Unfortunately it doesnt seem to work out of the box and I cant seem to find any Linux drivers ...
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Permanently Disable Dell Latitude 2120 Touchscreen in X.org Upon Start-up and Suspend/Restore

In the spirit of full disclosure, below is the background, tl;dr: I am running Lubuntu Oneiric and I want to disable my borked touchscreen, running it on X.org start-up works but suspending the system ...
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Install CentOS 6.2 on external USB portable hard drive?

I've Windows XP installed on my laptop. And I've external 80 GB drive which I usually connect to my laptop through USB. I want to install CentOS 6.2 on this external drive & it should also boot ...
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Linux file system for a big file server

I would like to know, from more experienced people, what would be the best choice of file system to use for a file server having more than 20TB of hard disks. Personally I always used EXT3 (back in ...
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Installing linux programs when something else has to be installed

I seem to have all the dependencies to install a program, but I'm getting these error messages. Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an impossible situation or ...
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Serving NTFS partition on linux through ftp

I'm using the default configuration for proftpd on Linux Mint with only the following directive changed: # Use this to jail all users in their homes DefaultRoot ~ I created a user userftp ...
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Recommendation for desktop VM host? [closed]

What I have: A desktop machine with a 3GHz AMD64 quad core processor, with 4G of ram, and dual monitors, and swappable SATA drive bays a SATA drive with Ubuntu 11.10 a SATA drive with Windows ...
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How to install Ubuntu on another partition? from image, w/o CD, w/o flash-stick

I have one installation of Linux that I want to abandon, and I would like to install Ubuntu on another partition. The problem is that this miniPC does not have a CD-drive and I don't have flash-stick ...
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linux djvu viewer with tabbed interface

The Windows DjVu viewer (WinDjView) has a tabbed interface to open a few documents in one window. On Linux, djvusmooth and djvu4 open each document in a new window. The browser plugin for djvu is ok ...
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recovering a broken GNOME-desktop in debian wheezy

an hour ago I had a working gnome-desktop on my debian system (thinkpad x121e). Then I installed compiz that crashed. After a reboot the gnome-desktop no longer started. Then I did some upgrades ...
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Suse Linux: getting a static IP

I am using a computer remotely to which I also have root access. This computer is connected to the internet, but I want to do ssh access, etc. Currently I am using TeamViewer to connect to it. I ...
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Intel VGA shared memory

I have a G41 motherboard with 256 MB intel VGA. When memory shared from RAM on Windows it can be ~740MB, but on Fedora 15.0, it is just 256. Is there a way to make it work on Linux the same as on ...
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Xmonad focused window border issues with virtualbox/vmware guest additions

I've tested xmonad on ubuntu and archlinux, running either on virtualbox and vmware. After installing guest additions (and the equivalent vmware tools for vmware), the focus border stops working. I ...
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Dropbear server allows users to see `/`

I installed dropbear on a embedded linux system, and I launch it by a dropbear -r rsa_host_key Everything works as expected, except that all users are able to "climb" outside of their home ...
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Samba without central server?

I have found Samba to be a real pain to keep working at home (having half a dosen Windows & Linux computers) Without a central server, samba keeps moving the domain master browser as computers ...
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Trying to edit installed files in RAM during a live CD Ubuntu session

I'm without a hard drive for the moment, and would like to install some mods on minecraft inside of my Ubuntu live usb. Unfortunately I can't find the files once minecraft has installed (and works). ...
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Virtualization of Windows XP or 7 in Linux Ubuntu using native Windows drivers?

I am having a problem with getting one of my USB-to-serial devices running on Linux Ubuntu. There is simply no driver for it. It only works in Windows. When I boot to Win 7, it works fine because the ...
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when we use “top -c” in Linux, which type of process is closed by brackets?

As the title said, which type of process is closed by brackets?
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Linux groups for standard user

I have recently migrated to Slackware from Debian. I have done this for the purpose of learning, as such, I have a question. I have looked at the list of groups available on my system via less ...
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Disable button in a third party application?

Im currently have a linux "kiosk" machine containing a closed-source third party application. The problem is that the third party application has a settings button, that I dont want the users to be ...
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Recovering GRUB/Arch Linux after installing Windows 7

So on my desktop I have Arch Linux installed but I need to dual boot with Windows 7. After installing Windows 7, it's bootloader takes over and the original GRUB is gone. Now, I've done this before ...
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cron job not executing

I have a cron job that is supposed to run a script every 15 minutes. */15 * * * * /path/to/script.sh I checked in three hours later and found that the script never ran, even once. Earlier I tried ...
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Is there a way to power down a USB device using software?

Is there a way that I can power off a (specific) USB device completely using software from a Linux machine? I want to use this to power off (so that the LED is off) a (single) USB stick. Do you know ...
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Negative values when absolutely positioning monitor in xorg.conf

In xorg.conf, in the ServerLayout section, I'm trying to arrange screens 0 and 1. Screen 1 's left top corner should be up 1050 pixels and right 880 pixels. But negative values seem to be causing an ...
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How can I check which ports are busy and which ports are free on my Linux machine?

Is there any command line command or any other way to find and list out the busy and free port numbers on my Linux machine?
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How can I tell if my image is CMYK from Linux command line?

I'm converting images from RGB to CMYK. How can I tell if my image is CMYK from the Linux command line?
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How to not allow user outside of home directory with SFTP

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04. I have users' home directories set, but I want to restrict them to their home directory and its children when they are connecting via SFTP. In other words: not allowing ...
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Reattaching to screen - Linux

We run several screen instances from one box, eg. : 27185.pts-53.CentOS-57-64-minimal (Detached) 27209.pts-53.CentOS-57-64-minimal (Detached) 27281.pts-53.CentOS-57-64-minimal ...
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Auto image enhance for Ubuntu

F-Spot had an "enhance" button that magically turns the image on the left into the image next to it (see below). It worked brilliantly for quite a range of images. Unfortunately it has problems, and ...
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How does disk size affect performance of a computer?

We run some applications in our Red Hat 5 servers. An application running on client machines accesses on a mount on this server. This application is used by users via X on windows PCs. There are data ...
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vnote to txt converter [closed]

Is there any software to convert vnote(vnt) to txt in linux? I found vnote2text for windows but none for linux
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Linux: Display output only goes to one graphics card after it starts udev

I've got two graphics cards in a system, both of which have all of the monitors enabled up until it gets to :: Starting udevd... done. in the boot process. After it gets past there, the 2 monitors ...
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Konsole font truncation - only with consolas

When I use Consolas (of any size) as my terminal font, any pixels which hang below the line (such as the tail of a y) get truncated. Look at the second line in the screenshot below. Notice that the ...
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How do I save my overscan value in Nvidia-settings on Ubuntu 11.10

Well as the title says, I'd like to know how I can save the value of my overscan compensation (value is between 0 and 200) after reboot on Ubuntu 11.10. The graphics card I have is an Nvidia ION. I'd ...
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Where do files and directories go when I run 'rm -rf folder_or_file_name' in Ubuntu 10.04?

When I delete folders or files in the Nautilus GUI, those folders/files go to Trash but where do folders/files go when I run rm -rf folder_or_file_name in terminal in Ubuntu 10.04?
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Custom Linux: advice for maintenance, best practices, general

Context: We have custom versions of GCC, Kernel, utilities ...etc., we'd like to integrate easily into a installable easily maintainable Linux Distro ...package-management etc.. This is for a ...
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update in arch - cannot commit transaction

unixodbc-2.3.1-1-i686 196.1K 209.8K/s 00:00:01 [######################] 100% apr-util-1.3.12-4-i686 164.0K 201.4K/s 00:00:01 [######################] 100% firefox-9.0.1-1-i686 12.1M ...
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Can I take an existing Windows XP installation and mount it using VMware Player on Ubuntu Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to convert physical environments to virtual machines I'm looking to take my Windows XP installation and mount it using VMware Player. Is this possible ...
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Turning unallocated space into an NTFS partition

I want to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. Here's my GParted configuration: I want to set all the unallocated space to use the NTFS system so I can store my media files. dev/sda1 is MBR dev/sda2 is ...
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Why does ps aux displays a number instead of a username?

Running ps aux just gave me the following output: ... www-data 26254 0.0 0.7 27304 3544 ? S 15:07 0:00 /usr/sbin/apache2 -k start 1001 25807 0.8 0.8 48444 4332 ? Sl ...
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Telling any program to perform some action

In linux (Ubuntu 10.04) is there a command line way to tell a program to preform an action? Let's say, for example, tell pid 12345 to execute "Ctrl+S" without stealing focus from my current window? I ...
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Make Server Wake on Connection

I always lock my laptop when I'm not using it, and I keep the lid up when I leave my house, but I find that someone almost always shuts the lid. This prevents me from connecting to my TLS-encrypted ...