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Grep on the whole server in Ubuntu

I need to use the grep facility on the whole server. I tried the following: grep -r 'MyString' / grep -r 'MyString' /* However, none of these seem to work. Any suggestions?
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Nvidia nforce's hardware raid on linux?

very simple question to which I couldn't find an answer: I'm about to buy a motherboard equipped with nvidia's nforce 720D chipset, which allows raid 0/1/5/10/jbod, but I couldn't find out if this ...
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Picasa:// links in Google Chrome (Linux)

When I go to Picasa Web to see another user's album, I can download pictures using Picasa with it. This launched a URL like picasa://downloadfeed/?url=http%3A... In Firefox, when I click this, I ...
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Is it possible to stop Windows from changing permissions on a Linux SMB share?

On Ubuntu I've made my user's Public folder an SMB share (using the same user as the smbuser) - I've then mapped it as a network drive on Windows XP. I can edit, from Windows, any file on the share, ...
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F11— skipping specific packages on auto-software-update

I recently upgraded my F9 to F11, which went smoothly and has been great-- with the exception of Amarok (which at v1.4 is an OUTSTANDING music program-- I like it MUCH better then iTunes). F11 ...
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linux: monitoring tty1 in graphical display

I'm wondering if this is possible: I have stuff happening in TTY1 (i.e. the big console I get by hitting ctrl-alt-F1), and if at all possible I'd like to "watch" it in some way from my graphical ...
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Light, small, low-prerequisite multiplatform IM clients for linux

Basically, i need a REALLY light GUI multiplatform im client- for Ubuntu linux with minimal prerequisites. In my current setup pidgin requires about 100 mb of extra space. I tried a self compiled ...
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Is hibernation still dangerous?

My laptop hardware supposedly has good hibernation support for Linux, but I have heard too many horror stories about hibernation. Have things changed or is it still a really bad idea to hibernate?
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Copying only JPG from a directory structure to another location Linux

I have a directory structure of which I wish to recursively go through the folders and copy any .jpg I find into another directory. I think I had the wrong idea with: cp -R photos/*.jpg /cpjpg I ...
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Easiest way to get 3 or 4 monitors working on linux?

I can use the nvidia drivers with my Quadro FX 1400 to drive 2 monitors, but I want to do 3 monitors, with the ability to drag windows among all of them, good expansion, etc. BTW, setting up 2 ...
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How can I run certain programs without the debug/status window, such as Firefox from the command line?

firefox in Debian maps to iceweasel and invokes the program, however how can I get rid of the debug/status window and force it to act the same way as if I clicked on it in Applications -> Internet ?
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How do I find a file in Linux based on text I know it contains?

How can I locate all files in directory /home/user/example that contain "some text" in Linux. I am using Ubuntu 9.10.
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livecd remastering: which distro should i choose

...I just want to add and configure some software. Just simple remaster. Like 2-5 new programs added. Could someone recommend me livecd i should base my remaster on, taking into account these ...
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remastering knoppix: which version and what method should i use

I'd like to remaster knoppix (mainly add and configure some software). I downloaded newest version (KNOPPIX-ADRIANE_V6.2CD-2009-11-18-EN.iso) but later i read that it has some other window manager as ...
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What proxy package to install under Ubuntu/OpenSUSE

I am looking for a software to isntall under Ubuntu or OpenSUSE so that my server can provide proxy to internal users. The proxy needs to support HTTP and HTTPS. Then, All I need to do is to point to ...
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Spoofing flash version

How do I spoof flash version (make websites think that I have different version that I really have)? I'm using firefox
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/etc/login.defs LOGIN_STRING configuration error

In the file /etc/login.defs there's the option LOGIN_STRING which is commented out (I'm on a gentoo system). When I uncomment this option I'll get the following error message after a successful login: ...
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How can I adjust by how much the sound volume changes every time I press the volume change keys?

For example if the volume is 48 and I press the volume up key the new value will be 56. What would I have to do to make it go to 52? I use both keyboard and remote control keys.
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What is the intended purpose of top-level linux/unix directories and what should they contain? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux file system As the title says, what is the intended purpose of top-level linux/unix directories and what should they contain? What is the meaning of their names? ...
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Virtual memory and Resident memory on linux

In linux, when I do 'top' it has a column for 'virtual memory' and 'Resident memory' for each process: 5648 hap497 20 0 101m 13m 11m S 90.4 0.9 0:44.79 automated_ui_te 729 root 20 ...
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running a connection script on boot, on ubuntu, or using /etc/networks properly

There's probably a MUCH more elgant way to solve this, but basically, i have a terribly minimal ubuntu system that connects to a wireless network. At the moment i'm using a script that calls wpa ...
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how to put dreamlinux on usb drive and install it on computer

I want to put dreamlinux on my old laptop. The cd drive on that laptop does not work. So I want it to boot from a usb stick. what should I put on the USB stick so it will boot dream linux from it? ...
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Does “chmod 777 .* -R” chmod parent directories (..)?

Does "chmod 777 .* -R" chmod parent directories (..) recursively?
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Will installing Windows on a separate disk mess up my existing MBR?

I have a spare HDD sitting around I'd like to put Win XP on; it's currently formatted/mounted as an extra NTFS volume on my Ubuntu 9.10 install. If I install XP on the drive, will it wipe-out/modify ...
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Find out if laptop is docked in Linux

I've recently purchased a Lenovo X200s laptop with a docking station which I used with Ubuntu 9.10. When the laptop is docked, I use a keyboard and trackball. I would like to have some different ...
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What is the conventional install location for applications in Linux?

I'm currently installing NetBeans, and the default install directory is /home/thomasowens/netbeans-6.8. I'm not a fan of that location, so I'm looking at /etc, /bin, /usr/bin, and /sbin. Does Linux ...
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Repair encoding of ID3 tags

I have inherited about 2000 MP3 files. For the majority of them, their ID3 tags display garbled in Amarok. I need a software that upgrades the ID3 tags to v2.4 type $03 (i.e. UTF-8 encoding), removes ...
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Arch Linux - How do I downgrade my kernel?

I just did a system upgrade which included my kernel. After which, my wifi has broken. After some google'ing, it seems I'm not the only person this has happened to. RT2860 drivers don't play nicely ...
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What is the difference between the X clipboards?

Primary Secondary Clipboard Cut buffers What is the difference between these? Experimenting with xclip and gedit: Setting primary Nothing happens, as far as I can tell Setting secondary Again, ...
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Ubuntu error “Gave up waiting for root device” on 9.10 Netbook Remix

So I installed Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10 onto my Asus EeePC 1008HA netbook. It worked perfectly and was pretty quick. Restarting, suspending and hibernating worked just fine but the very first time I ...
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Easy ways to copy user settings across multiple Ubuntu installations?

I have my Ubuntu profiles at several PCs: desktop at home, laptop, 2 computers at work. It starts bothering me to re-tune the same things on each computer I work at. When I start working with another ...
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Linux: rename file but keep extension?

In Windows/DOS, I can say rename myfile.* yourfile.* to change the name but keep the extension. How is that accomplished on Linux? The man page only suggests how to change the extension, but that's ...
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How to clear the contents of a file from the command line?

I have a log file that has a bunch of stuff in it that I don't need anymore. I want to clear the contents. I know how to print the contents to the screen: cat file.log I know how to edit the file, ...
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How do I install eclipse 3.5.1-0 ubuntu7?

I am very new to linux and I do some programming for school in Eclipse. However I stumbled upon bug in eclipse and the suggestion was to install eclipse 3.5.1-0 ubuntu7 using Synaptic. I opened ...
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Can I boot Windows 7 from a VHD natively and within a virtualization host?

I'm a .net developer at work, but I'm doing more and more development in ruby on rails at home and I'm considering switching to Linux as my primary OS at home. However, I won't be able to totally give ...
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Increase DDR memory out of motherboard, i.e. USB?

I have a PowerPC... this PowerPC need to get a memory upgrade but, all ddr2 slots are busy. so, HOW TO INCREASE THIS RAM WITH A EXTERNAL DDR? note: 1) I don't need to use ssd, or flash drivers, ...
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Is it bad to keep working on my computer while it is encoding music?

I have a large amount of music that I need to convert from FLAC to mp3. It will take over a day in total. I'd like to continue working on my laptop while this is in progress. Can this cause any ...
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/dev/input/uinput Device appears to be 'broken'

I'm trying to setup Pystromo so that I can remap the keys on my Belkin N52TE gamepad. Pystromo basically captures the key strokes and then outputs the remapped keystrokes to the uinput device. ...
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grub2 error: out of disk

I'm trying to make a 250G USB hard disk Ubuntu-bootable on a Compaq nc6220 laptop. I've removed all other disks, so /dev/sda (the USB disk) is the only disk other than CDROM. I installed Ubuntu 9.10 ...
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(Linux) More than one X Session with ATI Catalyst™ Proprietary Display Driver

I would like to start another x session but I can't do it anymore, since I installed the Proprietary ATI Drivers. Apparently it seems to be were the problem is coming from. Does anyone know how I can ...
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Windows & Linux running at the same time

Actually I have an Ubuntu 6.06.2 LTS server, but i need another server (windows server). I know is possible to run them at the same time on the same machine, but i don't know how. Any hint? Is it ...
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Three button mouse on X

I have a three button mouse, but the middle button is not doing anything. Left & right together are mapping to what the middle mouse button should be doing. How can I setup X to use a three ...
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incognito livecd (gentoo based) won't recognize my hard drive?

How do i mount my hd? I looked into /etc/fstab and there's only firmware and portage there so i guess mounting won't work, i need to add my hd to fstab first?
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Duplicate pseudo terminals in linux

On a redhat box [ Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4 (Nahant Update 3) ] Frequently we notice two people being assigned to the same pseudo terminal. For example: $who am i user1 pts/4 Dec ...
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How do I show the Empathy icon in the menu bar's notification area?

I removed the default mail notification drop down since I only use an IM client, and don't want to have to go through an extra menu to get to it. After removing it, I tried the Empathy preferences and ...
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What (Fedora) Linux tool can I use to view my desktop on the same network from my laptop?

What I want is for my desktop to appear as a window from my laptop. Both are running on Fedora 12. Better if my desktop can appear as the other workspace.
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Linux: KDM, startx & the X session

I'm using startx in my .bashrc file to start X when I login at tty1 instead of using a display manager like KDM (I'm using KDE 4.3.4). The actual code in my .bashrc: if [ -z "$DISPLAY" ] && ...
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Xerox Workcentre 3119 and Linux

I'm trying to get Xerox Workcentre 3119 printer to work on Linux. It's a multifunction device (printer and scanner). I run the CUPS web interface at: http://localhost:631/ and it recognizes it on ...
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Where on a Linux file system should someone put media intended to be accessible by all user accounts?

If I have photos, mp3s, books and other miscellaneous stuff that I want all users to able to access from a common directory, where on a Linux file system should I put that directory? In /usr/share, or ...
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How to install 64 bit openGL in linux

I bought a new system with an NVIDIA GeForce 9000 graphics card. I downloaded the 64-bit NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-190.53-pkg2 from the NVIDIA web site which I have installed in my linux kernel 2.6.26. ...