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Picking a linux compatible motherboard

Last time I bought a new computer (I build them myself) I got a motherboard that had really poor linux support for a long time. Specifically the audio. I had to wait months before the kernel supported ...
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Deleting all folders and files underneath it in linux with a certain name?

I have the following structure: /.svn /bla/.svn /hello/.svn /bla/bla/bla/.svn ... etc I want to delete all the .svn folders. How do I do it? It's NOT: rm -rf .svn In windows you use the /s ...
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Setting permissions for specific user and groups in Linux

How can I grant permission for files to a specific user or a specific group? We have three groups: "g12" ("u1" and "u2), "g34" and "g56". g12 - should only read the file. g34 - should write and ...
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I install nagois, not showing up on localhost/nagois

I installed nagois on ubuntu. The service is running as nagois3. I am trying to access it via the browser as localhost/nagois/, its giving me a 404. Any ideas. Thanks Jean
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How do I restore the Gnome Panel volume control in Ubuntu?

I use alsa, and I don't have a volume control applet on my Gnome Panel. When I right click and select "add to panel", there is nothing that has to do with "sound", "audio" or "volume" in the list, ...
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GPU Computing - # of GPUs supported

I currently have a desktop with 6 GPUs ( 3x HD 5970s ) in non-crossfire mode. Unfortunately, it seems that Windows 7 64bit only supports up to 4 GPUs. I have not been able to find a reliable source to ...
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How do I make a bootable USB flash drive that can run memtest?

It seems that the canonical instructions for making a bootable USB flash drive that runs memtest are at: http://forum.canardpc.com/showthread.php?t=28875 However, after following them to a T, I boot ...
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Is it possible/practical to install and run Linux on a USB flash drive?

I'm going to replace my old 2004 vintage desktop PC soon and I have an idea of what I want to do, I'm just not sure if it's possible or realistic. In the time since I built the old PC it has slowly ...
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Ubuntu Netbook Remix on USB?

I'm going to install Netbook remix on my 4GB flash drive. Will 4 GBs be enough? How much space will be left for data?
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rsync not writing files

I'm trying to setup rsync to backup a remote directory to my local drive. I cd to the directory that I want to pull the files to, then I enter: rsync -vrtW account@remote.com:~/public_html I enter ...
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less -Sr colourful.log How to view colourful log in less?

Both less -r (preserve terminal control sequences) and less -S (chop long lines) work well alone. But using them together breaks things. It chops too late and it wrecks the next line. Reducing ...
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Wireless USB Print Server for use with both Linux and Windows

I am looking for a wireless usb print server that will work with my netbook running ubuntu and my main pc running windows. There seems to be little information on anything that works with both ...
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How do I make windows XP output all bootstrap information?

In linux we can make it output bootstrap instructions, what about windows?
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Updated linux, grub menu not booting to windows partition

I have just updated my Ubuntu linux to Ubuntu 10.4, not my grub menu isnt letting me boot to Windows Partition. The problem seems to be with grubs new update from using an editable menu.lst file to ...
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Couldn't dual boot Vista and Centos 5.4

Today I have installed Centos 5.4 with dual boot with Vista. Everything was fine, but after testing Centos 5.4, when I tried to load Vista, it did not load. After selecting vista from grub menu, it ...
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How can i install sun java to Fedora 8

I want to install java on my Fedora 8 server but come to the step 9 that is mentioned in this guide but at step 10 when I enter this command: ln -s ...
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Good tutorial / book / reference material for Linux Configuration Files [closed]

I'm a windows user recently moved to linux. The main problem is that not all settings can be changed with GUI interfaces. I like the idea of configuration files. But the problem is figuring out which ...
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How do ALSA and PulseAudio relate?

While trying to get my sound to work, I was wondering about the roles of ALSA and PulseAudio. I have both installed and was wondering, for example, which of them needs to know about my sound card. ...
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There's no sound on Ubuntu with an Intel HDA onboard chip and Realtek ALC1200 codec

For a while now, my sound has not been working in Ubuntu. It used to play OK, but after some upgrade (might have been distro upgrade to 9.10), it stopped working. I'm currently running 10.04 on an ...
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What do the different times mean when using UNIX's “time” command?

When I time a program on Ubuntu 10.4 I get output like: real 0m14.581s user 0m14.570s sys 0m0.010s What do these different categories mean?
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Backing up to smaller drive

In a few hours I'll have a new 500GB Sony laptop, filled with the usual Sony rubbish which I'll promptly be replacing with Ubuntu or Crunchbang or something. However, first I want to make a full clone ...
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Not able to connect to internet in RHEL 5

I just installed red hat enterprise 5 in my laptop and on desktop both. In desktop it is working fine but in laptop it is not showing the eth device. (I tried ifconfig only lo is there). I tried ifup ...
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CentOS 5 installation - GRUB installed on USB drive

I installed CentOS via unetbootin and USB stick. Unfortunately, I can not now start my system w/o my USB usb drive. Can someone provide me with some information how to fix this? Thanks.
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pppd disconnects from 3G, doesn't reconnect, w/ persist set

I am trying to configure pppd to connect to a 3G network (Sprint, in this case) and then stay connected, reconnecting automatically if the remote connection is terminated. I have enabled the persist ...
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Is there good FAT driver for FUSE? (Lightweight, not mountlo) [closed]

FUSE filesystem list show some FuseFat and FatFuse. Both are old, FatFuse is read-only , FuseFat is non-buildable and probably depends on glib. Now I'm using mountlo for the task (mounting USB drives ...
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How to deal with job that stop and cannot continue unless made foreground?

Recent example: mountlo (using UML): vi@vi-notebook:~/b$ mountlo -m 16 -d /dev/uba1 /home/vi/mnt/usb -t vfat -o iocharset=utf8,allow_other& [1] 32561 vi@vi-notebook:~/b$ Checking that ptrace can ...
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Say`vimrc`or `screenrc`, what does the `rc` mean?

What does the rc mean?
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Linux Device Drivers possibly missing?

I have just installed Xubuntu. My box runs quite a lot slower than before with Windows 7. I am wondering if I am missing some device drivers. I can use gnome-device-manager to list my devices. In ...
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Netbeans 6.8 on Ubuntu 10.04: I add php to netbeans and when I type gksu netbeans its open netbeans without php editor

Netbeans 6.8 Ubuntu 10.04: I add php to netbeans and when I type $ gksu netbeans its open netbeans without php editor. Only when I type $ sudo netbeans its open it properly
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Ubuntu: Unsupported Sources

What kind of software is available in that source tree ? Also what is the best way to see what kind of software is available in a repository ? I have always reluctant to enable it because I didn't ...
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Gentoo Linux -> Ubuntu: Can I Preserve My LVM/RAID Devices, Or Do I Need To Reformat?

I've got a Gentoo box that I'm interested in switching over to an Ubuntu box. I currently have the partitions laid out using a mixture of RAID (mdadm) and LVM2, as specified in this document [1]. ...
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How do I set the default email on linux?

I've noticed in git and various scripts, there is a default user email address. This seems to default to user user@ubuntu.ubuntu-domain. Is there a way for me to set this to my ral email address?
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getting HTML source or rich text from the X clipboard

How can rich text or HTML source code be obtained from the X clipboard? For example, if you copy some text from a web browser and paste it into kompozer, it pastes as HTML, with links etc. preserved. ...
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effect on inode while resizing the LV

In Linux when we resize the partition with the logical volume(LV), how is the inode adjusted?
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From Vista to dual-boot Windows 7/Ubuntu

I currently have a laptop with Windows Vista, and I'd like to upgrade to Windows 7 and also install Ubuntu Linux as dual boot. I need to make disk partitions used by Windows smaller to make room for ...
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how to google a symbol keyword like “$?” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Google a question mark? I saw a trick in a book: In a linux shell, we can use $? to get the return value of a command. For example, after we run a command, if it ...
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environment variable issue in shell

I am using Red Hat Linux Enterprise 5. I know the theory that -- using export to set environment variable, the environment variable will apply to current and child environment, but without using ...
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Backing up default windows installation with dd from linux running on another partition - is this feasible?

I am preparing to reinstall my system. I am thinking about creating a multi boot with a linux distro+Windows 7 to choose from when starting up. I would love to be able to skip all the hassle of ...
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What happens to running processes when I lose a remote connection to a *nix box?

I occasionally lose my remote SSH connection to my VPS. I use screen for long-running processes, but am wondering what happens to the processes I had running aside from those run within a screen ...
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Is it possible to boot a Linux installation on an SDHC card?

I tried to find a previous question on SU pertaining to this, but I'm surprised this has not been asked before. I have seen some deals lately for really cheap SDHC Class 4 cards, and would like to ...
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framebuffer not available. How to install the device /dev/fb/0 on Ubuntu?

I am trying to run an application that uses framebuffer on 2.6.31-14-generic #48-Ubuntu. All I need to do is to install a framebuffer device to get rid of the following error: /dev/fb/0: No such ...
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Linux virtualized screen resolution

Hopefully there is a positive answer to this question: I have a 15.4" laptop with native screen resolution of 1920x1200. You can imagine that everything is completely unreadable by default. If I ...
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Minimal configuration for a vms host in an old and slow configuration?

I have a slow machine, mainly a Celeron with 250gb HD. This machine is not being used, so I was planning to install a Linux distro and create a bunch of VMs for development. Which distro should I ...
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How can I use my laptop's monitor as my PC's ONLY monitor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use my laptop as a second monitor for my desk computer? My PC's monitor just died and I'm not looking at buying a new monitor anytime soon. So I'm thinking of ...
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Tricking Linux apps about current time with environment variables

Sometimes it is possible to trick a Linux app by calling it like this: HOME=/tmp/foo myapp This would make myapp think /tmp/foo is the home directory, it won't try to get the user id, find its home ...
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Linux has many dependencies when installing a small mp3 player

I try to install a small audio player named "Audacious" with the following command: sudo apt-get install audacious and it tells me that it depends audacious-plugins, so I try to install the ...
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How do I add history/reverse_matching feature to windows prompt?

In linux prompt,we can type !mysql and so on to match a history command to save time. Is there a utility for windows(XP to be exact) that enables this feature?
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~/.profile does not run on startup

I want to run some scripts at system startup, so in ~/.profile file, I've added: WORKSPACE="~/Development/workspace" alias workspace="cd $WORKSPACE" So I want this "workspace" alias to be available ...
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Wireless disconnects at random after upgrade to Ubuntu 10.4

After upgrading my home server from Ubuntu 8.10 to 10.4 my wireless seemingly drops out, even though my IRC client keeps it's connection to the servers, so it looks like the machine just stops taking ...
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How to know the corresponding command line cmd for the UI click?

I can click the "movie player" from the GUI of Ubuntu, but how could I know the corresponding command line cmd. I want to run the movie player from commmand line. And this is not only about the ...