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How to create music on Linux? [closed]

I'd like to start creating music on Linux. From 8 bit music, through creating instruments (for my synthesizer) to DJ mixing. What are first steps I should do if I got my computer only and ...
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Is it possible to route different applications to different audio outputs with Pulse Audio?

Is it possible to route different applications to different audio outputs with Pulse Audio? I'd like my music to be played on my Stereo, but I'd like sound alerts to be played on my notebook speakers. ...
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What should I upgrade on my Linux media PC to stop 1080p video issues?

I have a Ubuntu media PC. It's an older PC. I can watch most 720p quality videos without problems. However, some scenes (especially water scenes) get really choppy. Large squares of images seems to ...
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Are there long term support distros that offer Gnome 3 as their primary desktop environment?

Are there long term support distros that offer Gnome 3 as their primary desktop environment? I know ubuntu offers native Gnome3, for example, but since the focus of Ubuntu is on Unity, I'd be afraid ...
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How can I find out which process uses my internet with NetHogs?

Even when I'm not using my internet connection, I see varying network usage in the network monitor applet in Fedora 14. So I decided to use nethogs to monitor process IDs of the involved processes. I ...
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How can I, a regular user, share files with specified users in Linux

On a Linux (Ubuntu, although a non-distribution-specific solution is preferred) machine, I would like to give another user read and write access to some of my files. Neither of us is an admin, so we ...
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How to share a 3G connection through Ubuntu to Windows?

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 10.10 installed and internet connection through a 3G modem. I set up a wireless network on Ubuntu, set up its IP to 192.168.0.1, netmask 255.255.255.0 and gateway ...
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Is there a way to make nautilus display the “recently used” files and directories?

Is there a way to make nautilus display the "recently used" files and directories, just like the "open file" dialog does? Just to make my question clearer, here are two screenshots: The GTK open ...
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TSOCKS error on Backtrack 5 Linux

I am running Backtrack 5 and when I tried installing tsocks with this tutorial (which was intended for Ubuntu, but I couldn't find one for Backtrack). When I go through the steps and I try to run ...
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How do I change the icon of an xterm?

xterm windows typically don't have an icon. I would like to know what my options are. My immediate need is specifying an icon at xterm launch (cmdline argument or Xresource-style), not dynamically ...
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faster way to mount a remote file system than sshfs?

I have been using sshfs to work remotely, but it is really slow and annoying, particularly when I use eclipse on it. Is there any faster way to mount the remote file system locally? My no.1 priority ...
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Virtualization and hardware incompatible with the host

My main OS is Ubuntu and I virtualize Windows for some apps that are not compatible with Linux. Now I have a DVB-T TV adapter which is not compatible with Linux. Is there a way to let Windows see ...
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install linux on headless computer - ideas, on what to do when you don't have external monitor

I need ideas. I have a headless linux box, I messed with it allot, and now it doesn't come online anymore / can't access SSH or VNC. I've no ext monitor, so it will be hard to get something up ...
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ssh X-forwarding display problems

Recently a server that hosts some gui applications I run through ssh X forwarding from my local machine, was updated to Centos 6 and ever since then, I've had problems running some but not all ...
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Determine Linux distribution

I am trying to determine what flavor of linux server is running. I am not trying to determine the kernel version - but rater the distributor. gcc is installed, and in the version output, it says ...
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Missing something from Security 101 - No Sudo -> Boot to Recovery -> Add to admin -> Voila?

May be this is a silly question but yesterday I found myself struggling to execute the sudo command because apparently I was taken off the list on my own machine for some reason. What I did was to ...
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ping request timed out one way

I have two systems in my office LAN. One is running Fedora and the other windows 7. I can ping the windows machine from the Fedora machine but I am unable to ping the Fedora machine from windows ...
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Can I temporarily affect ARP table without using `arp` command directly?

I have some knowledge about arp command under linux which can help modify the ARP table. Now I want to temporarily affect ARP table(add, delete and change) entries without the help of arp. For ...
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What is the default password of screen?

When I type Ctrl-X X (sic) in screen, the session is locked. What is the default password? Is it the same password which I use to log in to linux? I ask because: I connect to several different remote ...
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unexpected behaviour of Ctrl-a x and Ctrl-a X in screen?! regions, locking

According to the screen manual (version 4.0.2.) C-a x C-a C-x (lockscreen) Lock this terminal. C-a X (remove) Kill the current region. But what actually happens when I use it ...
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What is acpitz-virtual?

lm-sensors gives the following output for this machine: acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +60.0°C (crit = +105.0°C) temp2: +56.0°C (crit = +105.0°C) ...
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CPU L3 cache miss and hit ratio details

I am on a Linux server with Xeon X7560 CPU. How can I see the CPU L3 cache miss and hit ratio details?
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How to limit output of ls to only show filename, date and size?

How can I use ls in linux to get a listing of filenames date and size only? I don't need to see the other info such as owner, permission.
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What does the field `Memory` mean in `ifconfig`?

I find a field Memory in the result of ifconfig command. I am not quite clear about its meaning. By googling, I get some hint from unSpawn's post on this thread that Memory indicate what memory ...
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How do I setup a linux server network on a virtual machine?

I want to setup a Linux server and client network on virtual machines on my Windows 7 laptop, so that I can learn about Linux server system. The setup will be one VM as Ubuntu server and 2 VMs as ...
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How to use iptables to forward all data from an IP to a Virtual Machine

OK, in an attempt to get some response, a TL;DR version. I know that the following command: iptables -A PREROUTING -t nat -i eth0 --dport 80 --source 1.1.1.1 -j REDIRECT --to-port 8080 ... will ...
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How to change the date of Linux to UTC/GMT +1?

I need to change the date of my system. I'm running a Linux CentOS 5.6. # date +%Z UTC # date Thu Oct 6 11:42:45 UTC 2011 How do I change the hour to be UTC/GMT +1?
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Cannot Connect to Internet after MAC Address Change

My PC internet connection is through Dlink router. Now, I changed my mac address of RHEL5 by running below lines: [crap@localhost ~]$ /sbin/ifconfig -a | grep HWaddr cipsec0 Link encap:Ethernet ...
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iptables Settings as WAN Input for Router

I have an eee running ArchLinux with wireless access to the Internet. I want to use it as the WAN input for an Asus RT-G32 router into which it is hardwired. The router in turn is hooked up to a ...
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Would having my ~/ directory on a traditional HDD negate SSD performance?

Going to put my home directory on a different partition to my OS (which will be on a SSD). This partition will most likely be on a traditional HDD. Will this negate the performance increases of the ...
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Detecting blank image files

I am using scanimage with a document scanner (Canon DR-2510C) that supports duplex scanning. Unfortunately, its SANE driver does not support blank page detection, so that with mixed pages ...
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How can I improve WiFi reliability in hotels?

I do a lot of traveling, mostly in Mexico, where IT infrastructure isn't quite up to the standards I'm accustomed to. As someone who depends on reliable Internet for work, a recent trip to Mexico City ...
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How to check under Linux who is connected to my ad-hoc network

I made ad-hoc wireless network on my Gentoo workstation using NetworkManager. Is there any way to see what network adapters are connected to this network?
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Server seems alive - but won't run any commands

I recognise that I will probably have no choice but to force reset the server in question, but I wonder if anyone can offer any insight as to why this is happening. I can ssh into my Virtual Private ...
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Linux: Show directory content as if it was a file?

I am a bit confused on what a directory really is. In various places I read that in Linux directories are just strings that keep the names of the nested files. In that case is there a way to show ...
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MediaWiki like wiki, but with user management?

I really like the syntax of MediaWiki, and that it doesn't use a rich editor, but I would very much like if it had user management. As far as I can tell, the page is either locked or open for anyone ...
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Suse 10.3 won't do anything after openssl upgrade. /lib64/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.7' not found

I upgraded my openssl version with the command: rpm -i --nodeps openssl-0.9.8p-1.x86_64.rpm And now I get following error for almost every command I enter: /lib64/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.7' ...
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Find duplicate file use cmp command

I would to write a bash script to find duplicate files but I don't want just use md5sum. It means, in addition to use md5sum I want to check my files with cmp command. I use the command below for ...
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Linux - How to get Filesystem ACL to allow group to have permission to folder

I'm a little confused on how to get this working. I have ACL working and I need to create two goups: github-total: group that the users in that group have permissions to the folder "/var/git" to ...
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redhat cycle through workspace switcher

This is redhat enterprise. I can't seem to install wmctrl (sudo yum search can't find it; about to get all source dependencies to compile). I can go from 1->2->3 and 3->2->1, but I'd like to be able ...
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Custom command in terminal with a variable

Redhat Linux Enterprise Editing a terminal profile -- Run a custom command instead of my shell Custom command: tail -3000f /home/user1/folder/$PROJECT/folder2/folder3/text.log When I save it and ...
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Backtrack 5 On USB Error

I encounter that error when I shutdown or restart Backtrack5 on USB that I created boot from unetbootin ! That is the error : (EE) FBDEV(0) : FBIOPUTCMAP : Invalid Arguement The XKeyboard Keymap ...
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How can I solve VLC's dependency “vlc-nox”?

I have installed Ubuntu (Ubuntu 2.6.38-11-generic-pae #50-Ubuntu SMP, i686 Athlon i386 GNU/Linux). I am newcomer in Linux. I am trying to install VLC media player using command line: % sudo apt-get ...
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Compatibility issues with windows 7 backup and linux partition

I'd like to make use of the Windows 7 backup feature for system settings and user profiles due to some major hiccups in the past. Problem now is that my main OS is a linux install which also resides ...
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Cron alternative with timeouts and second resolution

Do you know an alternative to cron daemon that has second resolution, timeouts, and advanced system for error reporting? But it should be lightweight and should support different platforms(linux and ...
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how to reset /dev/ttyS0

I'm trying to connect to a Khepera robot using serial interface (running Scientific Linux 6.1) I used the command screen /dev/ttyS0 to communicate which worked OK, but then I wanted to close it and ...
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Setting up a Linux gateway & network bridge?

I'm trying to create the following setup: One Linux machine with two network interfaces connected to a college network (on eth0). On the other adapter (eth1) I'd like to connect a hub and create a ...
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Convert top-posting email to bottom-posting in Thunderbird

I would like to convert long email conversations from top-posting style to the bottom-posting style so I can paste it to a web page and other people can easily read it from the start to the end and ...
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How to go past window 9 in GNU Screen without going to Window list? [duplicate]

I use GNU Screen tool to keep my sessions alive on the system. To switch between windows I use Ctrl+a N where N is the number of the window. I want to use similar keystroke to access windows with ...
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Installing Linux temporarily on a netbook

I have a netbook (HP Mini 110) that came preinstalled with Windows 7 Starter. I would like to install Linux on it for some time and later revert back to my Windows version. Is that possible? And ...