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Enable eth0 by default on Fedora 12

On Fedora 12 eth0 is disconnected (by the NetworkManager) by default until I manually enable it from GNOME. I need to make it connected even if I start my box in runlevel 3 or 4. How?
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When ssh'ing, how can I set an environment variable on the server that changes from session to session?

When I ssh into a server, how can I pass an environment variable from the client to the server? This environment variable changes between different invocations of ssh so I don't want to overwrite ...
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How to force Fedora 12 to start to text mode?

I have a problem with my newly installed ATI driver so my Fedora 12 boots to a frozen graphic mode display. I need to force it to boot to text mode interface to start adjusting my X configuration. ...
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How can I control in KDE on which desktop an application started from commandline will appear?

I am using a script to start an application (with GUI, i.e. windows) in KDE. However, the window will always appear on the currently used desktop. I would like to define which desktop the application ...
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Printing from Firefox on Linux with bad and random letter spacing

I have the problem that printing normal pages from Firefox on Linux results in very erratic letter spacing within words. I've attached an image of a print preview on a Google result page. For ...
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User write in a subfolder when cant access parent?

I was wondering, i have a webfolder and have permissions set to 770 with group being www-data. I would like to give access to one folder to a friend so he can edit images, css, etc. I made that folder ...
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The fileserver “foo” has closed down. (Netatalk)

I had intermittent disconnects from my netatalk fileserver, especially under i/o load. See below for solution.
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keyboard shortcut manager

Is there an application in windows wherein you can see and manage the available shortcuts: Keyboard shortcuts that calls applications Keyboard shortcuts in applications Built-in Windows shortcuts ...
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chmod 777: how to make all files become “RWX”

I want to change permission of each files in a directory. I've been using chmod 777 but its wasting time if I have 50 files. How to make all files inside directory become rwx without change them one ...
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How do I remove a Linux partition and expand the Windows partition to consume the Linux partition space?

I partitioned my hard drive to dual boot Linux Mint 9 and Windows 7. Now I'd like to remove the Linux Mint partition (and increase the size of the Windows 7 partition). I've Googled for some ...
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how to setup a windows home machine so that I can ssh into it?

I've been wanting to have the ability to ssh into my Win 7 home machine from my laptop, from anywhere and I'm not sure how to do this. Can someone give me some advice or point me to an article that ...
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aliases in .bashrc

I am completely new to UNIX, so pardon me if this question is incredibly stupid. I just started an internship, where I'm given access to a build server. I want to include certain aliases by default ...
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Windows 7 only, Windows 7 & Linux, or Windows 7 and OS X?

OK... so... my girlfriend wants to play a few games with me that require a Windows OS (looked into WINE/Crossover and VMs already). I'm a creative professional and need access to Adobe CS, however ...
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Reducing video mode switching during Linux boot

When I boot up my desktop computer, which only has Linux on it, the video mode and/or console font gets switched four times: When GRUB starts, it switches from 80x25 text to a graphical mode so it ...
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Fedora Remote Desktop

Wanted to switch my machine from Windows XP to Fedora Linux. However we use Remote Desktop (to a Windows XP machine) at work. Is there a way for Linux do Remote Desktop ? Linux -> using Remote ...
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How can I check whether a user has login permissions on Ubuntu?

I want to make sure that the user www-data cannot be used to login on my system (Ubuntu Lucid). How can I find out? - is there a command I can run against this user? (traditionally run by Apache ...
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Wrong mapping of Return key in Linux

I have a problem with the mapping of the return key on a Fujitsu Siemens si2636 laptop. Though it is meant to be a standard return key it is mapped as a keypad return key. In Gnome or KDE this is not ...
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Enable FTP on a Linux machine

How do I find out or know whether or not an FTP client is enabled or disabled on my Linux machine? If it is disabled, how do I enable it? I have a Linux 2.6.9-67.ELsmp
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Anyone know how to get dual screens working on a Dell E6410 laptop with Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit?

I've installed the drivers from nVidia. When I go into the NVIDIA X Server Settings application, in the X Server Display Configuration setcion, and click the "Configure" button, "TwinView" is ...
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How to install VIM on Linux when I don't have root permissions?

I've got some troubles when I try to install Vim on Linux while I don't have a root account. The error information is shown below: How can I solve this? Can I install it in another directory other ...
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Linux- using multiple consoles + vim

I am gradually getting used to the CLI for Ubuntu. I am used to switching between windows when editing a file, going to the command line to run a cmd, and then back again etc. I feel severly ...
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How to run a job on first login of each day using cron or something similar?

I need to run a script when i login for first time in a day. I may reboot or shutdown and then power on during the day. But i do not want the job to run during those power ups. It should run only once ...
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ATI driver on Linux.. which one to use?

How should I say.. I know my way in Linux. I've been using Linux/BSD for a very long time. The problem is the ATI driver. I want to install OpenSUSE on my laptop (too much free time? :)). But. ...
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Whats the best linux console tool to explore sound file information? [closed]

Im looking for console tool that will output most detailed information about sound file (particularly mp3). Tried to use different tools (id3, lame, ffmpeg) Looking to get such info: Format ...
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Possible mdadm RAID states?

I'm writing a monitoring plugin for a home server RAID, mdadm on Ubuntu 10.4. Using sudo mdadm --detail /dev/md0 I get output like this: /dev/md0: Version : 00.90 Creation Time : Thu Dec ...
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How to get the summarized sizes of folders and their subfolders?

Let's say I want to get the size of each folder of a linux file system. When I use ls -la I don't really get the summarized size of the folders. If I use df I get the size of each mounted file system ...
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How do you prevent find, du, ls -R from caching?

I'm currently copying a large number of files over a network. To monitor progress, I tried running watch du. However, the output never changed (or not much, not sure). find . -type f | wc -l always ...
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disable Ubuntu 10.04 spell check

I have always disliked spell checking (may have something to do with being confronted with the condescending grammar checks in Word years ago) and I always try to get rid of the irritating red ...
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What is a good Linux friendly desktop wireless card?

And that would mean one that works with little to no finagling, I think.
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switching stopped processes in linux bash (using putty)

Accessing a remote server (Ubunty Hardy) through ssh (putty), i can stop running 'programs' with CTRL-Z (pause signal)... I can have multiple paused jobs, with I can see with the command 'jobs'. The ...
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recursively replace every instance of a word in a directory from linux command line

I have a directory with several subdirectories that all contain text files. In these text files, there is a certain word that occurs over and over again, and I want to replace every instance. My ...
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How to configure applet plugin for OpenJDK in Firefox on Linux?

I am using Kubuntu 10.04 with Firefox 3.6 from Mozilla's website and I use OpenJDK from the Ubuntu repsitories. I want to know how do I configure OpenJDK with the Firefox to view Java applets in the ...
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How can I register a custom protocol with xdg?

I've been struggling this morning trying to associate an application with a custom protocol, namely emacsclient and org-protocol. I'm calling this protocol from a webbrowser bookmarklet, and I get ...
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Recommendations for a CLI-based image uploader to flickr for Linux?

I'm looking for a decent CLI-based utility to upload images to flickr. Does anyone know of such a tool or script ? I'm using openSUSE 11.2, to be more specific.
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Share internet in Linux

I have an 3.5G USB Modem that I want to share its internet connection in Linux. I tried already, but only got having no internet on my own PC, still without sharing it. It's really hard to find some ...
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How to set up 3 monitors with Debian?

I have 3 monitors and installed Debian Lenny. After installing the driver I was able to set resolution to 1600x1200 just on the monitor to the left, no output to the others And after some config I ...
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Different commands shows different results. If my linux 32 bit or 64 bit?

The system of my VPS is centos 5. I want to know if it is 32bit or 64bit. > uname -a Thu May 13 13:49:53 EDT 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux looks like 64 bit. But > getconf WORD_BIT 32 ...
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How to stop redirection to /dev/pts/x

This is an examination senario. We have mulitple users logging into a RHEL-4 server using putty. These people are part of a same group. They are giving UNIX shell script exam. They are helping each ...
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Installed python module is not found

This borders on stackoverflow/superuser, but I guess it's a simple installation problem. I've installed python-twisted on my ubuntu 10.04 server, but it can't be found. This is what I get when I try ...
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What are the steps to install a LAMP configuration under Gentoo

All of the guides I could find online were from 2004 and they no longer work. I am stumped. Could someone create a step by step guide? I have Apache working, but PHP does not work.
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GUI file manager for ssh/linux (with a shell?) [closed]

I am using a server where I need to login twice. The first time I login as my boxname and password. The 2nd login is 'root' so I can access the content of the box (I don't understand it but that ...
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Operating system and disk format for a home server

I have a Sun Ultra 24 that I am using as a home server, with 2x 1TB SATA drives, and two other drives for my OS and miscellaneous files. Eventually, I will replace those with 1TB SATA disks as well. ...
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I cannot see a new hard drive in Debian

I just installed a Sata WD 500GB hard drive, shows up in BIOS as secondary master drive, but do not see it after boot. What gives? tone@homeserver:~$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail ...
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Been away from linux for 10 years. Which commands have I missed? [closed]

I have been away from linux for some years, but now I'm once again back with Ubuntu 10.04. I used to run Gentoo in 2000 and knew my commands, but now that the world of linux has progressed a bit ...
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How to know the recommended/suggested packages using terminal?

In synaptic if you right-click a package you will see a sub-menu called recommended and another sub-menu called suggested. How can I see the recommended and suggested packages for a specific package ...
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Linux Mint 9 installation on separate physical drive

I am about to embark on my first ever Linux installation. I have read pages upon pages of installation instructions. but the only burning question I have that I cannot yet find an existing answer to ...
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How to exclude rsync excludes from delete?

I'm using rsync to sync files across multiple machines, using the following: rsync -az -e "ssh -o UserKnownHostsFile=/dev/null -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no" \ --delete --delete-excluded --force ...
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How to list imported symbols in ELF executable?

For PE executable, I can list the imported symbols using dumpbin /imports FILE.EXE or using the depends utility which is GUI application. `nm ELF-binary' just returns "no symbols".
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Public/private git clone url?

Ok, I know how to use git for the most part, but I've just recently been playing with some github stuff and noticed the public/private url. May I ask what that is about? I know may not be advanced ...
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How to create and install all relevant font-metrics and fontmaps of a TrueType font on Linux for (pdf)TeX?

Essentially I have found this guide, but it is for miktex, i need a guide for texlive on Debian/Ubuntu which will not pollute dpkg installed texmf. I'm interested in converting TrueType font to be ...