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Can't install back a purged package in Ubuntu

Hello all i've just migrated my desktop machine to Ubuntu 10.04. My problem is that i've purged a package and can't install this package back. Because I can't see it in the aptitude or apt-get's ...
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Where to download VMware workstation for Linux?

Where can I download VMware workstation for Linux for free?
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can't properly shutdown ubuntu and sound problem on HP mini 311 netbook

I recently bought a HP mini 311 netbook. I replaced its harddrive and installed ubuntu 10.04. Since then, I have encountered some very strange problem with its sound and shutdown/reboot. At times, ...
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File was deleted and then reappeared when folder was zipped

I am using Backtrack 4 Final, which is a Linux distro that is Ubuntu based. I had a directory that contained around 5 files. I deleted one of the files, which sent it to the trash. I then zipped the ...
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Limit PulseAudio volume to prevent overdrive

Is it possible to limit maximum volume in PulseAudio? Currently, PulseAudio sets PCM channel too loud which results in distorted sound. I use aumix to turn volume down, but whenever any other sound is ...
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Is Joerg Schilling’s “sdd” a full replacement for “dd”?

I'm trying to use sdd on my Debian system, and can't get one set of options to work. They do work in dd so I am wondering if I am specifying them incorrectly, or if sdd didn't implement them, or ...
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How to make a file editable by two different users in different groups?

I have a folder at /home/www/, and the owner is www, which is part of the www-group. I have another user, john, part of the john group. How can I chown /home/www/ to make it writable by both www and ...
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Why Windows needs reboot a lot more than Linux?

I use both Ubuntu and Windows XP. One thing that catches my attention for a long time is the high need for reboots in Windows. Most of the time when I install a program, Windows requests to reboot ...
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How to rename a file by replacing specific letters in the file in linux

I used a script that renamed my file eg 'echo webutil.olb | tr [A-Z] [a-z]' i wanted to rename it back to webutil.olb. How do i do this for many other files that i have
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Where are the TweetDeck settings-files located in (ubuntu-) linux?

i'm running Windows as well as Ubuntu and like to sync both tweetdeck installations via dropbox. Therefore i need to locate two files: td_26_[username].db preferences_[username].xml I found them ...
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Dynamic SYSLINUX menu?

Is it possible to have a menu in SYSLINUX that will automatically list all of the files in a given directory and allow the user to choose one to boot from as a kernel?
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Ubuntu Wired network(ethernet does not work)

It was working just fine, until the other day I yanked it out. The wireless works just fine on the same router. If I login to a windows 7 instance on this dual boot laptop then the ehternet works just ...
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How can I make subversion reset the stored passwords/users and remember my authentication credentials?

Background: I used to have everything working just fine on my fresh install: $ svn co https://domain:443/ test1 Error validating server certificate for 'https://domain:443': - The certificate is not ...
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If I log out of a linux ssh shell, is there any way to jump back into a process that was running? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux process to background - relogin - how to bring process back to foreground? Okay, kind of a weird question but let's say I'm running a long-running batch script in ...
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Removing default mysql on Slackware 13

I was playing around the default mysql that comes with Slackware 13, and I think I broke it somehow. I don't want to fix it, I'd like to start from scratch, building from source and everything, but ...
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Turn off backlight without X server commands

Fn + F6 - backlight turns off immediately, image stays (visible if shine something at the display) xset dpms force {off,suspend,standby} - backlight turns off slowly, image cleared. How to ...
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How to mount a compressed ISO image?

I have problem to mount a compressed (ISZ) image under Linux, which was created by e.g. UltraISO? I am aware about user-space fuseiso, but it fails to mount these images, as I have reported in Debian ...
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Is Flash typically slow on Linux?

Specifically, I'm running Mint 8 (Helena). I'm extremely new to Linux, and was searching for a solution that was user-friendly and GUI oriented. The box won't be used for much other than web browsing ...
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Why does Gnome use the order-by triangle the opposite way as Windows does?

I included this screenshot for clarity: The triangle is (according to my logic) wrongly rotated. Is this a bug, or an intentional choice?
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How to setup a Linux laptop as a MIDI device?

Which external MIDI interface will work on Linux to use a software sequencer with an external expander?
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How to play two or more videos side by side in a syncronized fashion in Linux?

I have two (or more) video files that I want to play side by side. I could do that simply by opening them in two seperate windows, but that would also seperate all the controls ...
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ACL and moving files in Nautilus

When I move files from a private home directory (e.g. /home/jack) to a shared directory (e.g. /home/shared-school) Nautilus copies the file permissions from the original file into the shared directory ...
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Kernel NTFS driver vs NTFS-3G

A more comprehensive phrased question since I lost access to the other one. I would ask that the other one be deleted, not this one, as it should not have been migrated in the first place. There are ...
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How to fix Emacs client *ERROR*: Arithmetic error

GNU Emacs 23.1.1 I've noticed that if I run Emacs and M-x server-start, I can use the emacsclient program as usual, but if if I start Emacs using emacs --daemon and then try to use emacsclient the ...
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Ubuntu: Failure to login with multiple video adapters

Forgive my ignorance, for I am a complete linux noob. I have a computer with three video cards and six monitors. Works great on Windows. Trying to get it to run Ubuntu 10.4 as well. It loads fine ...
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Accessing a URL on SSH without using a web browser

I would like to find a way to open a URL without using a web browser (which makes my computer system run very slow). Is there an easy way to achieve this on a command prompt using SSH to access ...
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How do I gunzip to a different destination directory?

How do I gunzip to a destination directory other than the current one? This did not work: gunzip *.gz /putthemhere/
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making a command run once every hour

I have an indexer for sphinx, and i want it to run once every hour in linux. How would i do this?
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Wireless performance on Ubuntu 9.10

Is there something I should do to my networking configuration in Ubuntu to better the performance of my wireless connection? I'm on a netbook dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10. I pick up much ...
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Getting error : make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.31-20-generic/build: No such file or directory on Ubuntu 9.1

When trying to install my WiFi card's driver on Ubuntu 9.1, I run the make command and get the following error: make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.31-20-generic/build: No such file or directory Any ideas ...
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Can't decide on a new distro

I've had Ubuntu (8.10) on my netbook in the past and I really liked it. I'm currently running Fedora and feeling like I should "change it up" again. I've played around with Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid a ...
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Is there a list of programs for yum

Basically I would like to know if there's is an actual web page that can be searched for the programs available under yum. I have yumex and I've tried using it but its super slow to search (sometimes ...
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NTFS drivers on Linux

Hopefully this is programming related. Many people have reported that the NTFS-3G driver works perfectly for writing to NTFS drives without any problems. If NTFS has been successfully reverse ...
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ifconfig return “unknown interface: no such device”

I'm trying to install a Linux driver for my wireless network card (D-Link DWL-G510) on my Red Hat Linux 7.1 machine with a 2.4.37.9 kernel. I downloaded the serial monkey driver from the sourceforge ...
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(manually configured) kernel update leaves wireless in a mess

I recently upgraded my kernel from 2.6.31-gentoo-r6 to 2.6.32-gentoo-r7. In both cases, I configured everything manually. However, since the upgrade, my wireless card appears to be on the fritz. It ...
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Touch Screen Ubuntu 10.04LTS

I'm trying to get a touch screen working with Ubuntu 10.04LTS (32bit) //changed to 32 bit -it is a serial touchsceen, connected at /dev/ttyS0 ,i know that works because I get garbage in the terminal ...
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Linux will not activate wireless after device has been re-enabled

Using a Eee 900A netbook by Asus. By pressing Fn + F2, I can disable or enable the wireless chip on the netbook, a blue LED indicates the status. I've been able to connect to wireless networks just ...
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How to calculate proper amount of inode/block sizes for a linux filesystem

I have an old reiser filesystem which I'm going to convert to Ext3. The problem I have is to determine the proper block- and inode-sizes for this partition. The partition is 44 GB large and has to ...
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Linux File Permissions & Access Control Query

Let's say I am user bob in group users. There's this file: -rw----r-- 1 root users 4 May 8 22:34 testfile First question: Why can't bob read the file as it's readable by others? Is it simply ...
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Linux: can I create directories that don't exist while creating a new file?

I can do: mkdir messages and then: touch messages/hello.txt Is there a command that will do both - create the directory if it doesn't exist, and then the empty file? Something like: touch -p ...
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How can I determine the process for what is listening on the network in linux?

When I use netstat -tup, it only shows the processes for some. There are other ports that just have a - for PID, so how would I find out what process is listening on these ports?
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How can I remove all the files which has a string in a file

I am trying to remove all the files in a directory hierarchy which a certain string inside the file (not the file name, it is the file content). I can list out all the file name which has a string in ...
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Linux weird problem touch : command not found?

I occurred a really weired problem, which is touch : command not found. I was going to create a blank file, so I type the touch command which didn't work. I'm running centOS 5. Any ideas? BTW: the ...
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Which version control should I use for my configuration files?

I want to store some of my configuration files (~/.emacs.d/, .Xdefaults, etc. linux $HOME stuff) in version control so I can easily sync them with my notebook/workplace and see my past changes and ...
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Good Alternative to Cygwin with Copy/Paste?

I am annoyed that I can't copy and paste into Cygwin... is there a good alternative to Cygwin that will let me do this?
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linux shell, keep task alive for specified time

I am looking for a tool to keep a task alive (restarting if necessary) for a specified amount of time (in seconds), and then kill it and stop. For example: keep_for 3600 rsync foo bar:faz should for ...
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Font configuration on Linux dual-head configuration with DPI's at 90 and 150:

I have a laptop with a 15" screen and a resolution of 1920 X 1200 and a 22" external monitor running at 1680 X 1050. This means the laptop runs with a dpi of 150 and the monitor runs at a dpi of 90. ...
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Web clipping / note taking software on Linux

I use this great web-clipping and note taking app called Evernote on my Windows machine. However, there's no Linux version of Evernote (doesn't work properly in Wine). I would like to get some ...
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Recommendations for a PDF viewer with “web browser”-like navigation

Am looking for a PDF reader that can navigate PDF files like a web browser (IE, when I click a link that takes me to another part of the doc, I should be able to go back by pressing Ctrl+left arrow). ...
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Mount Windows share on Linux boot

I'm running VirtualBox in Windows. I have Ubuntu Linux 10.04 installed as a VM. Whenever I log in I have to run to following command to mount my shared Windows web dev folder: sudo mount.vboxsf ...