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How to install Deluge on Centos?

I have a problem with installing & running Deluge torrent on my Centos 5 (x86) . I get it from http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/deluge/ this: ...
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Cannot install mc using apt-get

I'm trying to install mc using apt-get: apt-get install mc ... and get the following error: Failed to fetch http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/m/mc/mc_4.6.2-2_i386.deb 404 Not Found ...
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Fedora: Adding a third monitor to the mix

I have a dual head NVIDIA based video card. I have dual monitor running and it works perfectly. I would like to add another monitor and I'm wondering if the following would work. Buy a "cheap" PCI ...
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Problem with repositories in a freshly installed Ubuntu Karmic

I have a freshly installed Ubuntu Karmic 32 bits installed in an old machine (Pentium 4 512 Mb RAM) and I'm having a severe problem with apt-get. No matter what repository I choose, I can't update the ...
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What is the best way to keep subversion users and passwords in synch with Linux users?

I'm not sure what is best, keeping subversion users and passwords in synch with linux users and passwords or just having linux somehow provide subversion authentication service. I'd prefer to just ...
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Monitoring systems fans and temperatures

I am trying to use GKrellM (http://members.dslextreme.com/users/billw/gkrellm/gkrellm.html) to monitor my system's fans/temperatures (I am trying to undervolt the fans a bit to make the systems ...
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Why can i run grubinst.exe in 64 bit ubuntu

grubinst.exe is a console mode program to install GRUB4DOS boot code to the MBR or partition boot sector. I downloaded it from GRUB4DOS project page grubinst_1.0.1_bin_win.zip, and I think its for 32 ...
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what is the exact command to shut down a redhat linux system

I am new in linux, I want to know the exact command to shut down a red hat linux server. I was using init 0. but some one said its not the proper method to shut down my linux server. If not which is ...
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Linux unzip command: Option to force overwrite?

I am writing a shell script that unzips a ZIP file into an existing hierarchy of files, potentially overwriting some of the files. The problem is that the unzip command asks for confirmation: replace ...
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What's the best way to share files between linux and windows 7 on a dual/multi boot computer?

Just got myself a new computer and thinking of how set it up. I have win7 HP and will probably install at least some version of Ubuntu on it shortly to have dual boot. Might come other Linux distros ...
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Reading a Linux HD in Windows?

I have a Linux hard drive that I can plug into an external USB interface. From Windows it only shows up as an un-partitioned drive. How do I read from this?
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How to use Google Talk video chat on Redhat?

Is there some way? This page says its not possible 'normally'. Is there a workaround for this?
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How do I convert a DjVu document to PDF in Linux using only command line tools?

I've got some documents in DjVu which I'll like convert to PDF. Is there a way to do this using command line OSS tools?
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Single application through OpenVPN tunnel (Debian Lenny)

I'm using Debian Lenny and I want to tunnel rtorrent only through a OpenVPN tunnel. I have a tunnel running, the config file looks like this: client dev tun proto udp remote openvpn.xxx.com 1194 ...
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Best format for backing up data in Blu Ray

We are in the process of backing up our hard drives to Blu Rays. I am creating tar.gz files and burning them to Blu Ray. Is it possible to use a simple (preferably Python-based) solution for creating ...
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Change keyboard layout in Linux

could someone remind me which package do I need to reconfigure to change the default console keyboard layout in Debian?
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Is there a text-file, where I can edit the blacklist concerning suspend-to-ram (openSUSE)?

is there (openSUSE 11.2) a text-file, where I can edit the blacklisted programs, which prevent suspending to ram?
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What is the relationship between s2disk and hibernate?

On a Debian system, there are packages called uswsusp and hibernate. The former contains a program named s2disk, the latter contains a program called hibernate. Superficially, these both do the same ...
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Input/output error on Linux Machine

I keep getting the following error my Linux machine. Input/output error It occurs when I try to us commands like df or change to certain directories on the drive. Could this be caused by a hard ...
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Free Data recovery tool for linux?

I deleted files on my linux drive that I shouldn't have. What is a good tool to use to recover these files that will: Recover the various file types (txt, php etc) Recover it as the original files ...
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Being that /dev/null is a pseudo-device, i.e. not physical, represented by a special file why I can move stuff there?

I allways tough about /dev/null being a black hole, in the way that all data I send there will not be echoed back. However there's some problem with the definition of /dev/null. According to wikipedia ...
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Linux/Mac OS X Terminal: make the background black, not white

All I want to do is make the background for Mac OS X's Terminal Black so that I can run a Perl script with Terminal and have the background black for that. How would I do this for Mac OS X? How would ...
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Linux slackware 13 automatically lock, ktorrent start automatically

Can someone tell me what to do for lock automatically slackware 13 if not used for n minutes ? What can i do to start automatically the ktorrent (a bittorrent program for linux) on system starts on ...
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Upgrade internal 2.5" hard drive vs external usb hard drive for an old laptop?

I got a dell inspiron 1501 laptop with a 80Gb sata drive what is the best solution to add data storage space for someone that love to have multiples operating systems at hand ... Note: I use mostly ...
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How to import existing Linux partition into VirtualBox as guest?

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 (from Windows Vista). I assumed, unwisely, that because it was an upgrade it wouldn't need to screw around with the MBR. However, it apparently did, with the result ...
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Using a home partition that already has data

This is the thing: I want to install Ubuntu side by side with Windows. I have a big NTFS partition that has a folder with the same name as my username (let's say "joe"). Inside "joe" I have my ...
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I'm looking for a linux text editor

Preface: I like Vim... a lot Requirements: Remote editing capabilities S/FTP or SSH Text coloring As you can see my requirements are specific but slim. I have been using TextWrangler on ...
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DELL Monitor with in-built camera for Linux OS - Any driver related issues?

I am planning on buying a DELL Monitor for my desktop. Now, I would like to have one which has an in-built camera. Also, my operating system is going to be Linux. Will I have any driver related issues ...
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Mobipocket Creator Equivalent For Linux [closed]

I'm a Kindle DX owner and I normally download some free PDFs from the internet, but I prefer to read then using the PRC format. As I'm a Linux user, I can't use Mobipocket Creator, then I want to ask ...
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Read EDIT Text Files On Linux

I'm needing to read the Adam's Assembly Tutorials, that are old EDIT *.txt files, I'm on Linux and I need to read this files. What can I do? Is there any GUI editor that can read the files? There is ...
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how to add a SMB (samba) password for a user in Debian, when there is no smbpasswd binary?

I have samba installed on a Debian server of mine, and I use libpam-smbpass to keep UNIX and SMB passwords in sync. Passwords are only changed from unix logins via shell at the moment. However, just ...
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In Ubuntu, routes are not added as defined in rc.local file…why?

I need to setup my ubuntu pc single nic card ip as 192.168.1.6 for internet and 10.172.170.95 and 135.10.86.100 for my lan and for another network through my 4port DSL modem.So i defined like this. ...
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How can I run systemsettings in super user mode in kde 4.3.4

I am trying to set up samba server on my box, and the easiest way seems to be to use the kde4 samba setting dialog. I need to run it as super user though. I tried su - systemsettings but the ...
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What does “network” mean in the /etc/network/interfaces file?

In Linux, to define aliases, we have to modify /etc/network/interfaces.. Something like this: auto eth0:1 iface eth0:1 inet static address 192.168.1.60 netmask 255.255.255.0 network x.x.x.x ...
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When a python process is killed on OSX, why doesn't it kill the child processes?

I found myself getting very confused a while back by some changes that I found when moving Python scripts from Linux over to OSX... On Linux, if a python script has called os.system(), and the ...
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How to handle rarely used keyboard layouts in gnome?

I use 2 keyboard layouts regularly, and another 1 a bit more rarely. It would be really nice if I could set the switch-layout key combination to alter only between the 2 I use often, and have another ...
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Debian system drive upgrade: copy filesystems from MBR partitions to GPT?

My home server runs Debian Lenny, and I'm about to upgrade the system drive to a larger drive. In the process, I want to take the opportunity to reorganize the partitions and resize them. For ...
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Can't execute a script on a mounted external drive

The /mnt/ext is mounted to an ext2 filesystem, an external hard drive. For some reason I can't run scripts from there. Please see the session below. luntain@plato /mnt/ext $ echo "echo success" > ...
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Dell PowerEdge 1600SC Server won't boot from Fedora 12 DVD because of CD only drive

Dell PowerEdge 1600SC Server won't boot from Fedora 12 DVD in the drive because it only supports CDs as I found out after the fact. I'm a complete novice @ servers, so if you need more detail, let me ...
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Linux File Format on OSX

How would I read Linux formatted file systems (EX3 or EX4) on OXS (Snow Leopard)?
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Shortcut to remove first character of multiple lines in gedit

I want to be able to remove the first character of a line when I highlight multiple lines in gedit. Example: %Example is %Commented Code %Uncomment using this shortcut I would then ...
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Unlinking an open file then crashing

I want to start by stating that I don't have any issues that I'm trying to resolve other than a hypothesis. And I could RTFC, but there's a lot of filesystem code that I'd have to familiarize myself ...
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Creating hard drive backup images efficiently

We are in the process of pruning our directories to recuperate some disk space. The 'algorithm' for the pruning/backup process consists of a list of directories and, for each one of them, a set of ...
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Make a bootable usb to install Windows XP from Linux

I have a Dell Mini 9 with only Ubuntu installed, I want to install Windows XP also but I don't have and can't get an external CD drive, so I need to make a windows installation from the usb. All the ...
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Strange DNS problem [seems to be IPv6 issue]

I'm experiencing strange problems with my Kubuntu 9.10 when doing DNS requests from various applications. The requests are extremely slow, so loading any pages in Firefox or Konqueror, doing package ...
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How to determine if a file has been backed up?

I try to consolidate old drives to new ones of larger capacity. Sometimes files have been renamed, but are otherwise identical. Sometimes an old directory has just a few more files in it than a newer ...
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Ubuntu 6.06: Mounting /root/sda1 /root failed: No such device

An old machine in our office, running Ubuntu 6.06 all of a sudden will not boot up. I get the following info during boot: Uncompressing Linux... Ok Booting the kernel mount: Mounting /root/sda1 /root ...
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Making emacs frames/windows inviolate for emacs auto changes

I was wondering if there is a way to mark certain frames in a split window emacs session as inviolate to changing. I normally have 4 frames for sources files and 2-3 frames for other views such as ...
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individual cpu % in 'top' output

Usually to view individual cpu % we press '1' in the interactive mode of top. However I am not able to figure out the logic to get the same output in batch mode i.e, top -n1b I am redirecting this ...
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Removing the escape characters from GNU Screen's screenlog.%n

Is it possible to remove the ESC sequences in GNU Screen's output file? Things such as colours, tabs and other escape characters make their way into the log files and become difficult to decipher. ...