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FileZilla menu not showing up in Ubuntu Lucid Lynx (10.04)

All my other applications and Nautilus, when I open a folder, can display the menu perfectly, except for Filezilla. How do I use Alt + E to use the inner menu items? The main menu is always invisible ...
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Change FileZilla settings in Ubuntu Linux so view/edit uses gedit

This is similar to the Super User question How to change FileZilla so that View/Edit opens .html in Notepad++, not Firefox, but I am asking for FileZilla in Linux. I am using Ubuntu 10.0.4 (Lucid ...
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Accessing my web server from the outside world

I have successfully installed "LAMP" and can get to my web server by typing 10.0.2.15. How can I make it so that when I type in my domain name it brings up my web server?
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How can I solve this error I get when I commit changes on an SVN repository from the Ubuntu terminal?

When I commit changes on a SVN repository, I always run into the following problem in the terminal in Ubuntu: Error reading /home/ssylee/.nano_history: Permission denied Any ideas how to solve it?
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Making Ubuntu Sleep When Laptop Lid Closes

I am a brand new user of Kubuntu 10.0.4. So far, one of the major things I miss is the ability to have my system sleep when I close the lid of my laptop. Any tips on how to enable this behavior? ...
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ubuntu make install location

When we, ./configure make make install where are the programs installed?
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Linux rpm -qa doesn't return a result

I have an Ubuntu Linux on a VMWare running and I've installed RPM Package Manager. However when I try to query all packages using the rpm -qa command, I don't get any results returned. How can I fix ...
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Grub 2 removed, Windows can't boot

In all my stupidity I used Windows to reformat my Ubuntu partition and now I can't boot anything. What's the best way to recover my netbook? I'm only able to use a 256 MB flash drive.
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PC as Bluetooth speakers

I know that: There are Bluetooth speakers for my phone and for my iPod My desktop computer has Bluetooth dongle My desktop has speakers attached to it;) So, my question is: can I use my desktop PC ...
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administrative shares c$, d$ all visible from linux!

why are the administrative shares of windows XP and Windows 7 OS c$, d$ , E$ etc...all visible from linux! i used ubuntu to see the shares!... isnt that a security breach! i can limit its access ...
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Wine and the Print Screen Button

When I press the Print Screen button in a Wine window, Ubuntu handles the event. Is there a way to get a Windows-like behavior so that the screenshot is saved to the clipboard? This probably isn't ...
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How to recover file that is accidently removed in linux

I have accidentally removed my apache2 startup file /etc/init.d/apache2 using rm /etc/init.d/apache2 command. How can I get that back?
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Setting linux up - Few questions

What distribution do you recommend for me ? I've got 1GB of ram 2.4 GHZ P4 and GF7300. I need it for programming applications in java and C++. And watching movies. Does linux support .rar? And if not ...
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Convert DDS to PNG using linux command line

I need to convert thousands of DDS images to PNG format in Linux, preferably in command line. Is there any program available for such task?
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Marking boot manager ( bootmgr) in Windows 7 as not compressed from within Linux

Here's my problem: While choosing to compress certain folders from within Windows 7, I marked the boot manager as 'compressed'. Now, when I try to boot, I'm not able to boot into Windows 7, or any ...
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Linux file Recovery

Can anyone help me out in getting back a deleted file in linux. Instead of giving this command " rm -rvf *~ ", I gave " rm -rvf * ". Is there any way to get all files back ??
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linux: tool to copy files/directories from failing hard disk?

my external hard disk (or, more specifically, the hard disk of a friend of mine) is failing, of course there is no backup. I'm looking for a tool that tries to rescue the most possible amount of ...
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How to stop smiley in Thunderbird showing up as a J?

In Thunderbird 3, when I receive a message with a smiley using the "Original HTML" or "Simplified HTML" viewing option, it appears like this: That is … J. However, if I view the message as "Plain ...
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copy DB from server using terminal

i have been created DB at server..i'm using XAMPP..how to copy the database from server PC using terminal..
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Which component of GNOME handles media buttons?

Does anyone know which component of the GNOME desktop is responsible for interpreting the media buttons on my keyboard? I would like to run this component in KDE, because KDE doesn't handle the media ...
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Finding a directory in a Linux Terminal

How can I find a particular directory in a terminal window in Linux? I think it involves using grep, but I'm not sure how.
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Converting tabs to spaces in many files

I have a lot of files with tabs littered throughout, and I'd like to convert them all into spaces. I know about the expand command, but unfortunately I would have to type out every single file using ...
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Blacklist a DNS server supplied via DHCP

The DHCP server on a network I use specifies a DNS server that I do not want to use. Is there a way to continue to use DHCP but to modify the provided information or to "blacklist" one (of the three ...
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Route Local Network through Server?

This may or may not be an easy question, as I'm somewhat uninformed in the networking side of computer science. I own a rented server with a static ip address. Is there a way that I can forward ...
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image background not show

i have an image background for my web....it's a JPG file.. my problem is that image not show at designer PC but after that web page open at another PC..the image can show..i created my program at ...
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Does open SUSE include NTP server?

I want to setup a NTP server on open SUSE 11.1. But I don't know whether it has been supported in the system, or it needs me to install a software manually. If not, is there any kind of open source ...
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Linux: Real-time Battery Power Usage

Is there a package for getting an accurate reading on the current total battery power usage in Watts on any system?
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Why is it important to monitor disk reads versus writes?

We are graphing various system parameters using Cacti. One of our graphs shows hard drive reads and writes. A question came up: why do we need this graph?
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Install Ubuntu on a USB Flash Drive for another system

I realize Ubuntu Desktop comes with a simple tool that makes "installs to a USB", but isn't that a bit different from REGULAR Ubuntu installation? So: If I boot the Ubuntu CD installer, and choose my ...
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Make Emacs ignore changes to file on disk

I'm using andLinux and for whatever reason, emacs seems to think that the file I'm editing has been changed every time I try to edit/save and keeps reprompting me. Very annoying. Is there a way to ...
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Linux permissions!

I have /usr/bin/firefox with permissions : rwxrwxrwx owner : root group : root I am 'user' on my system. When I run firefox, and do a: ps -ef| grep firefox I find that the owner of the process is ...
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(reverse-i-search) in bash

I usually end up using CTRL+r for (reverse-i-search), however, sometimes I pass the command that I was looking for; if I do again a (reverse-i-search) it doesn't find it anymore. I assume that the ...
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How to show output on terminal and save to a file at the same time?

I am using: user@unknown:~$ sudo command -option > log to save the results of "command" to the file "log", but I'd like to also get the result on the terminal, is this possible? I am using ...
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How can I dismiss puplet messages with a keyboard shortcut?

puplet is forever reminding me when it's time to run "yum update", which is fine, but I'm forced to click the little x to dismiss the dialog. Is there a keyboard shortcut or command that can dismiss ...
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can i cancel Ubuntu Update-Manager in progress?

I am using Ubuntu 9.10 and am bothered by the sometimes pretty long update progress. sometimes i wish to abort the update-manager, apt-get or synaptics because i need to go, but i think it might break ...
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Disable Boot Up and Login Sound in Ubuntu 10.04

In Ubuntu 10.04, how do you disable the sounds that are played when the graphical login screen is shown, and after you login? There used to be a friendly System->Administration dialog to disable ...
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Cannot connect to Windows 7 shares from Ubuntu 9.04!

This has been driving me crazy!!! I updated one of my windows boxes from XP to Windows 7 and now my Ubuntu boxes cannot connect to the shares on that windows box!!!! I have done a lot of research on ...
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Hide mouse cursor in ubuntu (for touchscreen)

I've recently got a tablet pc (JooJoo.com]) and I've got it nicely set up with Jolicloud - an Ubuntu derivative like Mint - (thanks to the joojoo forum) but I can't hide the mouse cursor in Gnome. ...
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Java MToolkit and XToolkit problems

I am attempting to use a Java application (on a linux host) remotely (with X11), and I'm running into problems. The default XToolkit for AWT/Swing seems to have problems with menu alignment (such as ...
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How do I copy data from a Ubuntu server using terminal by telnet?

I have one folder to copy that consists of PHP and similar files for creating a web site. How do I copy one folder from the server (Linux Ubuntu) to the client PC (Linux Ubuntu) using terminal? Could ...
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Is there an app for Linux (Ubuntu) that lets you set a ceiling for volume output

Is there someway to ensure the real audio output level, not whatever the slider say but in actual decibels, will never go above a certain threshold?
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ssh-agent and screen

A while back on StackOverflow, I asked this question about ssh-agent and crontab. I have a similar question now about ssh-agent and screen on linux systems. So, on my Mac, ssh-agent launches at ...
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Limit/rotation of ~/.xsession-errors?

My ~/.xsession-errors file grows very fast and I'd like to set a limit on its size. How?
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Windows XP Cant install STOP error 0x0000007B

When i insert my XP cd before i could get to the install or repair screen i get this error I found this and i am unsure what the problem is. Does it not like my HD? XP installed on my laptop in the ...
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How to mount a VirtualBox .vdi disk on Linux?

I am running Fedora on a VirtualBox. Sometimes to allow for performing some real hardware testing, I need to run my development environment on a physical machine. So I need the hard disk of the ...
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Does Linux store passwords in obscure places?

After reading this article, I'm properly paranoid that Linux is storing passwords on my disk somewhere that I'm not aware of. As a person with an above average preference for privacy, I don't tend to ...
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I broke my MBR/Windows doesnt let me reformat!

I was trying to solve this and i used partimage to restore the MBR from a file. It completely wrecked my partitions. I now have 3, a 100mb, a large one and a 9mb. Windows XP complained and Windows 7 ...
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Ubuntu Netbook Remix will not boot

I have been given a Asus Eee Pc running Ubuntu Netbook remix 9-10 to look at that won't boot anymore. The first screen I see is the GNU GRUB screen that lets me choose from 4 Ubuntu Linux Kernels from ...
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bootmgr missing after restoring with sysresccd

I backed up my laptop months ago. Today i repartition the drive and used sysresccd with partimage to restore the HDD. I got a success msg after restoring however when booting i get a bootmgr missing ...
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When I try to play an MP3 with Banshee it just shows an X

I have a fresh installation of Banshee on my machine and I'm having a hard time playing MP3's - it just puts an X icon next to the song with no description. It looked under Preferences and didn't find ...