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Run Script on logout/ shutdown ubuntu

I want to run some commands every time a user of an ubuntu 9.10 machine logs out or shuts down. What is the best way to do this? Every user uses gnome if that helps.
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Virtual memory on Linux doesn't add up?

I was looking at System Monitor on Linux and noticed that Firefox is using 441 MB of memory, and several other applications are using 274, 257, 232, etc (adding up to over 3 GB of virtual memory). So ...
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How can I hide the Tool-bar in Emacs persistently?

I have installed emacs23 on Linux Mint 8. I would like to hide the toolbar, and I can do it with Options > Show/Hide > Tool-bar. But the Tool-bar comes back next time I start emacs. How can I hide it ...
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Ubuntu purple splash screen with blinking pixels?

I had ubuntu 9.10 I upgraded to 10.04 after solving some problems (freeze at boot). Since then, I don't have the ubuntu's logo showing up when I boot, but a purple screen with some blinking pixels. ...
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Is there some text mode browser that supports at least basic javascript?

I looked at links2 and elinks - neither one seems to even support a simple javascript redirect on a site. Any ideas? Is there some sort of text mode for some opensource browser e.g. Firefox that I ...
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Continue process after closing terminal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Leave bash script running on remote terminal while not logged in? Recently, I tried to unzip a 30 gig zip file on a remote system using Putty. As the long unzipping ...
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Fedora 12 Wireless problems (Intel Wireless 4965AGN Card)

I'm having an interesting experience with my wireless card at the moment. Basically, it goes like this: I connect to the local wireless network (netgear router) It works, briefly, allowing me to ...
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LS command for torrent files

I have a directory full of torrent files,and i have to download all of them; But the problem is i have disk limit in my remote server,and file sizes are vary(100MB~8GB) and if i add all of torrent ...
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Linux laptop encryption

What are my options for encrypting the /home directories of my Ubuntu laptops? They are currently setup without any encryption and some have /home as a separate partition whilst others don't. Most ...
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syntax highlighting in vim?

on my ubuntu server vim got no syntax highlighting when i open files (configurations, scipts...). i have tried with :syntax on :syntax enable and it ways in vim that its enabled, but it doesnt ...
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Which Linux distributions enable AT_RANDOM canary initialisation by default?

Which Linux distributions enable AT_RANDOM canary initialisation by default, and since which version? You can test if you have AT_RANDOM canary initialisation enabled by running: LD_SHOW_AUXV=1 ...
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Yggdrasil: Oldest Linux Distribution in CD

I wanted to try out Yggdrasil, one of the the oldest Linux distributions. I could not find an ISO image, but I could find the source files, I do not know how to install an OS from source files, can ...
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Linux user that can read-only all files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I create a user with read-only access to all files? (ie root without writing permissions) Is it possible to create a user in Linux/Unix that can see all files on ...
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Better to develop Ruby project on server or buy a faster desktop computer? B/c laptop too slow

I have a Linux laptop (Vostro V13) running a Celeron M chip. This is a fine laptop, but running unit tests especially for Rails applications is slow. I want a faster development environment but I ...
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finding IP address using Linux command prompt

I'm looking for a way to get my IP address using the command prompt in Linux. I know when you type "ifconfig" you can get your local IP address (i.e. 192.168.0.103), but I'm looking for my IP address ...
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Problems using Mesa demos

I successfully installed Mesa with "yum install Mesa*" and downloaded MesaDemos-7.8.tar.gz archive. Now I try follow instructions from "Mesa3d.org -> Download / Insall -> Compiling and Installing ...
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Mouse in screen(1) on the Linux console?

How can I use the mouse in GNU screen on the Linux console? I would expect this to have to go via gpm, but that doesn't seem to happen by default, even if the curses library does link to libgpm. (This ...
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Wireless access through command line interface

Is there a CLI command or program that will list available wireless access points? I'm running Ubuntu 9.04 on a laptop and sometimes I boot straight into the CLI instead of a GUI. I know iwconfig ...
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application to make shell typing easier?

I wonder if there is any application for the linux bash shell to make it more easier to type. E.g. if I type "c" then maybe it would give me all commands that starts with that letter for example ...
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printing matching lines when greping all files in a directory

I'm searching within Java files for some occurrence of a phrase: find . -name '*.java' | xargs grep -l 'string' How do I change this command to print to the shell all of the lines which contain a ...
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Increase text size in Ubuntu 10.04 due to having large resolution/monitors

I have 24" dual monitors with 1920x1080 resolution on both of them. Consequently the text appears so small. I use the following text-intensive applications frequently: Web browser (Google Chrome) ...
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Troubleshooting a network card on linux. Connected to network, given access point, no connection?

I installed the driver for my network card. iwconfig and ifconfig are all responsive to connecting to the network, I'm given an access point address. Then, I try to connect to a website and no dice. ...
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iptables in ubuntu

i want to stop iptables firewall in ubuntu. how can i do that???
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How to turn off ASLR in Ubuntu 9.10

I want to turn off ASLR on my own PC. But each time I type "sudo echo 0 > /proc/sys/kernel/randomize_va_space", the system shows that "Permission denied". How can I make it work? By the way, my OS ...
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linux passwords in configuration files

Some programs on linux that use configuration files, want me to enter my password in plain text in one of their configuration files. For example newsbeauter, the rss reader wants me to enter my google ...
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How do you install drivers on linux?

When you download linux drivers for devices such as wireless dongles, you'll get a folder full of random files that I'm assuming oyu need to compile? How do you install a wireless driver in linux?
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Fatal server error: no screens found. Running linux distro from usb drive

I'm trying to run backtrack from a usb drive on my netbook. Upon loading it, i get "Fatal server error: no screens found". What gives?
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Moving symlinks into a folder based on id3 tags

I'm trying to get my music folder into something sensible. Right now, I have all my music stored in /home/foo so I have all of the albums soft linked to ~/music. I want the structure to be ...
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Can I recover my /opt/local/bin folder that I accidentally deleted?

I'm running Mac OS X 10.5.8. I was recently uninstalling mysql5 from /opt/local/bin. I typed: rm -rf /opt/local/bin mysql* instead of rm -rf /opt/local/bin/mysql* This deleted my entire ...
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SQL Server on Linux

For a particular project that is coming up, I am trying to expand my knowledge of Linux, so I am going to set up a Linux system at home. Rather than dual booting, I am thinking about putting SQL ...
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How to restore default iPod playlists on Amarok?

I wanted to "reset" the collection on my iPod and ended up accidentally deleting, through Amarok, all the playlists, including the default ones like "Most Played" and "Highest Rated". Since these are ...
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How to start networking on a wired interface before logon in Ubuntu Desktop Edition

Problem Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop Edition (and possibly previous versions as well, I haven't tested them) has no network connections after boot until at least 1 user logs in. This means any services that ...
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Harddisk formatting with dd return error

I tried to format my harddisk (160 GB) with the following command dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda After some 3 hours, following error came up: dd: writing to '/dev/sda' : No space left on device ...
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quick folder access on Linux (akin to Launchy)

Launchy is a great piece of software, I use it on Windows mainly for quickly accessing folders. I love its auto-indexing in the background, and hardly ever browse through folders manually these days, ...
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Does Linux GZip Zip the File in Place or create a new file

I have a 1.5TB size text file that I need to gzip down, the current drive it is on has little to no space left. I have another drive with 400G left on it. My question is, if I gzip the file, will it ...
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What folders does Linux have that Mac OS X doesn't?

I was wondering what kind of folders Linux has by default (e.g. system folders such as /var, /tmp etc) that Mac OS X doesn't? I'm pretty sure that some of these folders exist in Mac OS X but are ...
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How can I move the mouse pointer on Linux without actually moving the mouse?

How can I move the mouse pointer on Linux without actually moving the mouse?
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How to create a Linux USB stick that boots on Mac?

If I try to create a bootable USB stick by using dd to copy an ISO file to it, it usually works on PC but it won't appear in the boot menu of my Macbook. Is there an easy way to generate a bootable ...
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Tiny linux box with 2xGbLAN, WLAN and 10MB/s AES throughput?

I'd like to find a small linux box with the following specifications: Small (mini-ITX size is OK) Fanless Runs Debian At least two gigabit network interfaces WLAN that supports "host ap" with ...
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How many megabytes per second may I expect from a gigabit USB 2.0 network card under linux?

I'm interested in the actual real-word throughput attainable with an external 1000BaseT USB 2.0 network card under Linux. I have been able to attain 90 megabytes per second on a PCI-E interface, but ...
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Update udev after fdisk run

How to update /dev directory after creation of new partition on a disk? I have the udev installed, it works perfectly except this. The new devices appear only on reboot.
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pthread-stubs for CentOS

I try to install Mesa 7.8 for CentOS 5. During installation of Mesa I required to install librdm, and during librdm (v. 2.4.19) installing I got error about missing pthread-stubs: checking for ...
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What's a good CHM file viewer for (Fedora) Linux?

I installed GnoCHM and it keeps on crashing on my Fedora installation so I'm looking for better alternatives. Please only suggest those that you've used.
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How to force a resolution in linux?

I have a HP LP3065 that requires a dual link dvi cable to go up to 2560x1600 resolution. However, I do not have that cable, but I want to use 1920x1200 resolution. However, my nVidia Display ...
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Script execution flow stopped?

Now my script is able to start server, But I am still have some problem with my script. When the start server command is executed, the control does not pass the line and does not execute further of ...
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Again WPA Connection problem even after changed to latest version ..please help

I am using hostapd, wireless tools with madwifi for my wireless ap in my board. The WEP, WPA-PSK connections and communications between my board with linux and my desktop PC, Windows XP SP2 (with ...
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How to make Xephyr to hide its background (rootless mode like in Cygwin/X)

Cygwin/X and Xming can run in "rootless" mode that seamlessly integrates "inner" windows to the host environment. Is there similar mode for Xephyr or some equivalent program? I want Xephyred windows ...
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Need data on disk drive management by OS: getting base I/O unit size, “sync” option, Direct Memory Access

I want to ensure I have done all I can to configure a system's disks for serious database use. The three areas I know of (any others?) to be concerned about are: I/O size: The database engine and ...
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Error during installation of Mesa on Linux

I have a problem. I try to install Mesa 7.8 on CentOS 3.9 for i386 on VMVare 7.0.1 like described here: http://linux-sxs.org/multimedia/mesa.html When I perform configuration stage: ...
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Live Linux CD for burn-in with Bonnie++?

Is there a live linux distro that I can use for burn-in? I'd like something that has Bonnie++ on it. I've found other live CDs that have utilities, but nothing with bonnie++ on it.