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Change GRUB default start option (SO)

Is it possible to change the default start option from the GRUB command line? I have 2 options Fedora and Other. Currently the Fedora is the default. Is it possible to change it to Other from the ...
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Why does linux check disks during boot instead of shutdown? [closed]

I'm just curious - why do all linux distros (all I've seen) run their periodic disk checks during boot? I mean, I understand that a disk should be checked now and then, but why does the system do it ...
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auto resume from standby

Can a Ubuntu (or any other distro) wake up from standby/hibernate at a preset time? I actually don't want the PC to consume 200W all the time for just doing something every hour.
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Automatic reboot and revert grub config on boot failure?

I have a working RHEL in /dev/sda1 and a newly constructed Ubuntu Lucid in /dev/sda2. I'm going to edit the grub config and reboot the server into the new Ubuntu. However, I'm not 100% sure that the ...
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Move mount point to new RAID set

I have a CentOS 5 production server with multiple OS-managed RAID-1 sets. I'd like to add a new mirrored set and move the /var partition to the new drives. What is the best way to do this? On a ...
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Linux program to convert audio file of fax transmission to image?

I have a number of uncompressed audio files recorded off of an analog (POTS) telephone line of fax transmissions. Is there a Linux utility or library I could use to convert these files into images of ...
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VLC FPS - how to show

Is there any standard way in VLC to show FPS ?
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What driver should I say to Debian that my Mac Mini needs?

I can't get the Debian netinst boot disk (AMD 64, v5.7.0-7) to recognise either of the SATA disks in my Mac Mini Server. I had thought that the ATA-PIIX driver was the correct choice, but after ...
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How to Right Click Using the Keyboard from Ubuntu on a Mac

I'm running Ubuntu on a Macbook Pro. How do you right-click using the keyboard in this setup? I've read that holding down the command key simulates pressing the "context menu" button on a Windows ...
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Desktop not visible, doesn't show any icons in Kubuntu

I installed kubuntu few days back. By clicking blindly I lost my desktop - I mean it is working fine but there are no icons on the desktop and there is no task bar with list of programs. How can I ...
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Stop Linux from allocating more memory to a process

I want to test that a process properly kills itself and restarts when it can't allocate needed memory. One idea I had was to start other memory-consuming processes and hope that OOM killer kills the ...
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Linux Find command - search by day

How can I search files modified in a specific day ?
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How to create a new firefox profile in linux or solaris?

I know the way to create a new firefox profile in Windows. I want to create a new firefox profile in linux/solaris. Could anyone tell me the way? Thanks a lot!
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Poor rsync performance over ESATA

I'm trying to back up some of my stuff to an ESATA based drive. I'm seeing really slow transfer speeds however: rsync -avzP ... someFile 1062838 100% 1.96MB/s 0:00:00 (xfer#1371, ...
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Is there a simple way to move/copy a logical volume from one volume group to another? (LVM2)

I'm rearranging a bunch of disks on my server at home and I find myself in the position of wanting to move a bunch of LVM logical volumes to another volume group. Is there a simple way to do this? I ...
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Ubuntu/Linux version recommendation for HP dv6 3122TX?

I purchased a HP dv6 3122TX recently and after installing Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit I ran into multiple issues like, The wireless driver is not supported by Uubntu. (1) [The driver is RaLink RT3090 ] The ...
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Recover Partition-Table still present in running system

Hy, I accidentially overwrote the first 1M of my harddisk on linux (using dd). So, the partition-table is gone. I can still access all partition (except the first one) using /dev/sda2 (and so on), so ...
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Installing FreeBSD/mfsBSD remotely? whats up with the config?

I have a ubuntu box which I currently cannot get to since its across the continent. I need to install FreeBSD on it and it hopeless to guide onsite people through this. I looked around and found ...
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linux key aliases

I'm using ubuntu, and I would like to make some key aliases - such as ALT + L can be alias to DOWN key, ALT + O to UP and so on. How it can be done?
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Saving permission changes for device

I have installed a driver on SUSE, and changed permissions for it (/dev/name) with the chgrp command. However after rebooting my computer the change is lost. How can I save the permissions for the ...
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Losing permissions changes after reboot [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Saving permission changes for device. Hi. I have installed a driver on my Suse, and changed the permissions for him- /dev/name, with chgrp command. but after rebooting ...
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Viewing the bandwidth usage of a wireless device connected to my router

I just want to figure out which wireless client is sucking my bandwidth (it's slowing down my Starcraft games :-/). I have a Linksys WRT54G router (Linux version). For firmware, I'm currently using ...
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How can I remove OLD history from Google Chrome?

I'm working on a laptop with a modest hard drive, and 500MB is taken up with Google Chrome "History Index" and "Thumbnails" files. Some of these files are a year old. Chrome offers me the option to ...
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Installation Recommendations For Dual-Booting Win 7 & Arch Linux

I want to install both Windows 7 and Arch Linux on my 1 TB HDD so that the partitions look like so: grub name | lin name | label | fs | mount point ...
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Stumped by boot time corruption

I have a home build computer that has data corruption problems at boot time. I have exhausted all the troubleshooting steps that I know to try. Do you have any additional troubleshooting techniques ...
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Does anyone know how to encrypt an existing partition in linux while preserving its data

If I have a partition like /dev/hd1 that is unencrypted and want it to be encrypted, but want to keep everything currently in that partition, how can I do that?
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Distorted sound, Intermittent slow internet on Feodra & Ubuntu

I have a core i7 machine on which I have dual booted Ubuntu 10.10 and Fedora 14. I am facing a weird problem on both the Linux distributions. Currently, I am facing three major problems which are ...
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How to gain root acess over files/folders in Ubuntu

Right now, I am logged in with my account by default and I want to access some files/folders in my machine. I am unable to access (also no copy/paste) those because I am not logged in as root user. Is ...
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Linux program for timeline(s) with own time units

I'm searching for a timeline program. But not something "normal", but a program where I can define my own time units, for example a Year with 13 Months or even units which change depending on some ...
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bash: Is there a way to use tab completion through out CDPATH?

After reading this article, I set CDPATH=.:~. However, I do not have tab completion through the directories in my home directory. I was wondering if anyone was aware of ways to do this.
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Downgrading linux

Is there any way to downgrade 10.10 to 10.04 without reinstalling linux ?
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FAT32: Unable to use the whole partition size

I recently bought a 8GB USB flash disk. I created a fat32 filesystem (using mkfs.vfat) on the whole drive (/dev/sdb1). df -h shows approximately 8GB available, but when I try to extract an archive on ...
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Ubuntu Network Priority

Situation I'm temporarily without a fixed Internet connection on my desktop computer. I'm using my HTC Magic as a 3G dongle through usb0. I also want to be able to print on my Samsung printer ...
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Report Linux memory cache content

Is there a way to report the contents of the file cache held on RAM?
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Can I run a Windows .exe file on Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why won't windows exe's work on Linux? Can a Windows .exe file be run on Linux? If the same architecture is used will it be possible? Like if both programs run ...
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View files in ZIP archive on Linux

How can I view the files in a ZIP archive without decompressing it?
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Best way to bandwidth limiting for testing purpose on Linux

I need simple and accurate solution to limit bandwidth in wifi network for testing purpose. Since it will be for testing it will be used with only one device. I do not need control per device (MAC ...
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How to copy symlinks to target as normal folders

i have a folder with symlinks: marek@marek$ ls -al /usr/share/solr/ razem 36 drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 2010-11-30 08:25 . drwxr-xr-x 358 root root 12288 2010-11-26 12:25 .. drwxr-xr-x 3 root ...
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Need a tool to sync data between computer and external HDD in linux

I'm looking for a tool similar to synctoy in linux. For those who dont know what synctoy does is... its a simple syncing application that allows you to copy your data between multiple hard drives and ...
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What happens when Linux Can't Find a Driver for a USB device?

In this case, according to the article: http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/6396 there are several 'handlers' for specific USB devices (ie: keyboard, mice). If a USB device has no such driver that is ...
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Linux Device Files

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Joystick & USB Devices (General)

I have an HID compliant USB device that purports that it will be detected as a joystick in Linux. Whenever I connect it to my computer, there is no /dev/js0 /dev/js1 or any js at all under ...
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How does one tell u-boot to tell the Linux kernel which runlevel to boot to?

I would like to order u-boot to enter a specific runlevel lower than the one the system boots to. How does one accomplish this? Thank you.
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Best Linux Distribution [closed]

hi I am right now on Windows 7 alongwith a newly bought Dell Laptop .I want to install Linux too . I have been using Ubuntu 10.10 before . now I want to try a different flavour in Linux which has a ...
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Problem installing Ubuntu 10.10 on Windows

I keep getting an error when trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 on Windows 7. I insert the cd and then restart the computer. Everything looks like its loading great, but it gets stuck on the loading ...
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Linux Zip - Make an archive using absolute paths [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Build Zip archive, special cases So I'm using bash to create an archive. I have to supply a full path to the zip cli. Something like this : zip -r output.zip ...
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Linux Zip - How to create a folder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Build Zip archive, special cases I'm using zip to archive different files. I need to create a directory in the zip file where to place some of them. Is that possible ? ...
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mount ftp host in linux file system

I tried curlftpfs and can copy files etc., but opening media files in totem or vlc fails with read errors. Any suggestions? I'd try to use gvfs-mount instead, but don't know how to pass an option ...
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linux cluster + want to unlock but from clusvcadm -l I get locked

I have linux cluster when I do clusvcadm -u I get Resource groups unlocked but in order to verify I do clusvcadm -S but I get: Resource groups locked why? in fact the linux is realy ...
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Macbook Pro running Linux - only 3.6 GB RAM available

I've happily installed Linux on my MacBook Pro with 4 GB of RAM, but I only get 3.6 GB available: robert@raptor ~$ free -m total used free shared buffers cached ...