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Are there any linux distros that fit onto a 128MB USB drive and have a RDP client?

The subject kinda tells it all... I'm looking for a Linux distro that fits onto a 128MB flash drive, can boot from it, and run a Remote Desktop client that I use to connect to a Windows PC. Is there ...
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Equivalent/Alternatives for Alt+Dot in Mac

One thing i miss from the Linux shell is the Alt+Dot shortcut. What it does is insert the last argument of the previous command. It appears to be a trivial technique, but it's really useful. i.e. if ...
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The CD command with “-” argument will change to previous directory. Is there a way to know which directory it is?

The command cd - will change the pwd to the last directory. Is there a way to know which directory it is, so that I'll know where I am CD'ing to?
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Fedora 9 not reconizing hard drive

I am installing Fedora 9 to a PC (specifications at the bottom) and have had a lot of trouble with it recognising the hard drive. To get the Fedora installer to recognize it in the first place I had ...
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Linux SSH client for iPhone

Is there any good SSH client for iphone on Linux OS? I really need one; ssh on Terminal does not really help me that much.
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Unix command to empty logfile from within “less”?

I prefer using "less" to reading logfiles. As opposed to "tail -f" I can both follow (Shift + F), stop (Ctrl + C), and navigate up and down u and d, etc. Now what I really would like is the ability ...
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AVI to iPhone Converter for Linux OS?

Is there any free GOOD video converter for Linux, which can also convert from AVI to iPhone? I need something with good quality. Using Linux Mint.
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hardware changes make identical grub boot into different OS

The hardware: motherboard with one IDE slot(2 drives) PCI card with 2 slots(4 drives) hard drive with CentOS installed hard drive with an old Fedora installed The normal situation: I boot into ...
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Can't access computer on isolated network

I have a Windows desktop PC on my corporate LAN with 2 NICs and I selected both adapters and bridged them in the network options. I also have a Linux PC with 2 NICs and I configured the first one to ...
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Ubuntu Update Manager fails to download packages

I'm using Ubuntu 9.10. When there are packages update available, the Update Manager fails to download them, with the error message "[ftp://remote/file/blah.deb] not found". But, if I open a terminal ...
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Does anyone have tips for using the linux text-editor joe? is it available on ssh?

I found a few great features in the joe text editor for the command window: You can: Keep the command help menu visible all the time. Split the current view into two panes (top, bottom) so that ...
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What tool would be best to synchronize a directory on multiple Linux machines?

I need to have a certain directory synchronized across multiple linux machines, so that changes on one machine are either pushed to the other copies or easily polled. I'm ok with having one master and ...
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Change computer name of an Ubuntu desktop computer

How can I change the computer name on an Ubuntu desktop computer? I already tried changing the /etc/hostname file but that only caused the wireless to stop working. I found an old guide that ...
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How to install MonoDevelop 2.2 on Ubuntu 9.10?

Unfortunately there isn't a .deb on the monodevelop download page. Is there a way to install it on Ubuntu 9.10 without compiling from source? Has anyone uploaded it to a PPA?
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Ideal business grade laptop/notebook for running recent Linux distros (Ubuntu Karmic etc)?

I am looking for a robust business grade laptop/notebook with 3D capabilities and which can run recent Linux distributions and would be easily compatible with Ubuntu 10.10 when it comes out. Any ...
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How do I get the number of frames in a video on the linux command line?

I have a video file and I want to get the number of video frames that are in it. I can use ffmpeg to get the length of the video and the FPS. However I can't see anything obvious for the total number ...
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Linux: How can I set a device to be mounted before login?

I have a Ubuntu server running as a virtual machine (VirtualBox 3.1.0). I need to mount a shared folder before Apache starts, i.e., before any user logs in. Is this possible?
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What are cheaper alternatives to Adobe Illustrator on Windows, Mac, Linux?

Background: I'm mostly a Mac user and have tried out Inkscape and even created SVGs with it, but it is highly user-unfriendly, it uses CTRL as the modifier key. I found VectorDesigner which seems ...
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Are there any options to let cat output with color?

If I want to output a C source code file with syntax highlighting, can I use cat?
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how to change the color of the terminal

I'm using CentOS 4.8. I like the grey background color and the black foreground color,by which my eyes wouldn't sore. when I set 'export PS1="\e[0;30m\e[47m\u@\h \w>"' , It only changes the bash ...
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Triple boot Mac OS X, Debian and Gentoo on a MacBook

I'm looking to install Debian and Gentoo alongside Mac OS X on a (Intel) MacBook. Debian will be for using Linux, and Gentoo for toying around. There are lots of guides on the Internet about ...
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Installing Xen on Ubuntu 9.10

I'm doing my first ever installation of Xen, and while the documentation is pretty extensive, I haven't found any thing appropriate to Ubuntu 9.10 anywhere. Basically, in the past it seems you would ...
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Options of the ‘ps’ utility [closed]

Can someone please enlighten on what the difference is when passing the 'j' and '-l -y' options to the 'ps' utility. An other good 'ps' resource is welcome too.
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Apple Portuguese Keyboard and Compatibility with Various Linux Distributions

Certain Linux distributions, Ubuntu and Mandriva that I know of, have the proper keyboard mapping for me run them inside VMWare Fusion without having to do any special keyboard configuration with my ...
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XFS and loss of data when power goes down

Each time electricity goes down, my desktop (without UPS) loses some temporary information. Opera can lose settings, history, cache, or mail accounts (Thanks heavens I was wise to use IMAP). ...
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“Sticky button” configuration under X11/Ubuntu?

Is there a configuration or app that will enable Sticky-keys like functionality for a pointer button under X11? (On Ubuntu 9.10, FWIW.) To be clear, I'd like a single tap (down/up events) to be ...
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Run Linux script at time 'n' on first day, 'n+15 mins' next day, and so on

I'm trying to take timelapse images using my webcam. What I want to do is run a script at midnight on 1st Jan, then 00:15 on 2nd Jan, 00:30, 3rd Jan and so on. This can keep running forever, I'll ...
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grepping large amounts of text

I have a few gigabytes of source code. using recursive grep for a term can take a while. I am using ext3. Is there a faster way? Would using find be faster and if so why? Would using a filesystem ...
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installing libraries for linux

I have just installed a linux virtual machine on my windows. I am completely new to linux so I would like to ask how to add these libraries to my ubuntu linux. g++ - the version 4.4 graphviz gnuplot ...
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Twitter client for Linux that doesn't break?

I used 2 programs: Choqok tircd both of them fail every so often - either crashing and requiring re-launch (tircd), or they for some reason stop to authenticate properly (Choqok). Is there any ...
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add a sub domain

i have an account with dyndns.com that i use to host my own website from an ubuntu desktop in my home: mydomain.dyndns.org i've added a subdomain as a virtual host in the apache server: ...
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System Management is locked by … packagekitd

I've installed OpenSUSE 11.2 x86 in a VM (VMWare Workstation 7). Whenever I try to add/configure apps (fresh from a reboot), I get: System management is locked by the application with pid 3276 ...
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Make sudo ask for my password again?

Is there any way to make sudo forget my password instantly instead of remembering it for 5 minutes?
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Hyperlinks in irssi

I'm using a tiling window manager (awesome), so I find it convenient to use terminal apps as much as possible. So, irssi is my irc client. The only problem here is that if someone references a website ...
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automate: finding non-used servers from a list of servers

i posted this on stack overflow but a user recommended i post here. sorry for cross posting: 0 vote down star i have access to a few linux clusters at school. sometimes they are busy and ...
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Linux alternative to Win+D to show desktop?

In Windows, I can type Win+D to show desktop (or to minimize all, the result is the same). Is there a similar keystroke in Linux? Specifically I'm using PCLinuxOS 2009.2 .
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iTunes ported for Linux?

Is there any ported version of iTunes for Linux? Really would like it; i need to restore my iPod. Emulation is slow because i have here a 1 GB of RAM.
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Windows/Linux text rendering

I just noticed that Windows renders text differently than Linux. Why is that and what's the purpose of orange and blue "shadows"?
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Problems with Moonlight on Linux Mint

I am just started to using Linux Mint. I wanted to view a Microsoft Silverlight page, but, i needed Microsoft Silverlight. Microsoft redirected me, with my FireFox on Linux Mint, to Moonlight. I ...
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Find files in a path

I want to search for a specific file type(.jpeg) in a given path very efficient manner. I am presently having 2 options ls- R | grep .jpeg use 'find' which one is better one? is there any better ...
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Configuring VNC Windows to Linux

Not sure if this is obvious or just plain weird but I'm having a few issues with VNC between Windows and Linux on my home network. I've set up TigerVNC on Fedora 12 and I've got Putty running on a ...
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Installing Linux on a Dell Precision 390

This is perhaps the n00biest question ever. gulps I am trying to install Linux (any distro, at this point) on a Dell Precision 390. The livecd always hangs and I'm trying to figure out what to do. I ...
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How to create device driver for nested partitions?

I'm running MSWindows virtualized with /dev/sda2 as it's primary drive. Consequently, there is a partition table on that partition, shown as: # fdisk -l /dev/sda2 Disk /dev/sda2: 137.4 GB, ...
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how to bring a background job to foreground

in Linux/shell, how can I bring background jobs to foreground and vice versa?
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Can Windows security protect a stolen hard drive?

I am aware of hard drive encryption options like TrueCrypt and other tailor-made solutions, but I am curious as to whether Windows security provides any kind of protection for a drive that is removed ...
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Linux distro for combination of home and work [closed]

What is the best linux distro for me? I am a web developer, but also i want to do some home stuff, like watching vids, editing vids, that stuff. I have a YouTube account, so that's why. Also a good ...
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Where is Blu-Ray on Linux

I'm considering picking up a Blu-ray drive for a PC that will be used as my home entertainment center, but ideally, I'd like to keep a Linux based OS. Are there currently any players in the Linux ...
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Configuring proxy settings for Google Chrome on Linux

How do I configure proxy settings for chrome on linux? It doesn't have a configuration interface like in firefox. I'd like to configure it in a way that i dont have to type in the login and password ...
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Force unmount of a device, how to?

I've mounted a block device (internal hard disk) to say ~/HD, and I'm trying, ~# umount ~/HD It answers, umount: device is busy. Now I kill all processes manually by examining ~# fuser -m ~/HD ...
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How do I copy a link in Lynx?

I'd like to copy the current link to the system's clipboard or write it to a file. If it isn't possible, I guess I'd have to settle with opening it in an external browser (which I was avoiding in the ...