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Is JRE installed in Windows and Linux?

Do Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and all Linux distributions have Java JRE installed so end-users don't have to install it to run Java applications?
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Boot Ubuntu without X

After installing Ubuntu Server 9.10, I couldn't get X to work, so I installed xfce-desktop from apt-get, hoping it would fix the problem (it didn't, but I got it working later). I just rebooted my ...
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How to make files created in a directory owned by directory group?

Is there a way, on Linux, to cause all new files created in a directory to be owned by the directory's group instead of the creating user's group?
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How to “See portage(5) for more info” ? The `man` command on Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: what does crypt(3) and whatnot mean See portage(5) for more information. What does the (5) mean? How to see portage(5)? BTW: Where should I look forward for such ...
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NVidia drivers in Debian testing

I was trying to compile the nvidia (proprietary) drivers yesterday (there is some old version in Debian testing, 173.something I believe), but it failed miserably. Anyone managed to fix the problem? ...
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Implication of variable context switching time

I know that constant switching time of the Linux scheduler was a big achievement. What would be the implication of a non-constant switching time? The only obvious reason I can think of is ...
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How to build initrd without dmraid-driver on Ubuntu 9.10?

I would like to follow this piece of advice on mdadm Wikipedia article (to get mdadm & RAID working on my Karmic workstation): To solve this problem, you need to build a new initrd without ...
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How to check whether a service is running in linux?

I run a script manually like/usr/lib/openoffice.org/program/soffice and when I run :ps -ef|grep openoffice I get the following, root 700 1 0 10:45 ? 00:00:00 /bin/sh ...
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How can I duplicate my Linux environment if I am migrating to different hardware?

I currently have packages, modules, settings, etc. for Eclipse, MySQL, Python, Firefox, etc. set up on Kubuntu. I have also optimally configured Kubuntu for my needs. I would like to duplicate my ...
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How can I display the memory usage of each process if i do a 'ps -ef'

In linux, how can I display memory usage of each process if i do a 'ps -ef'? I would like to the 'virtual memory', 'res memory', 'shared memory' of each progress. I can get that via 'top', but I want ...
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Mouse support on console

Can someone please remind me which package I need to install to use mouse in the standard (non X-windows) terminal?
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Existence of USER environment variable in the shell

I heard (although I can't find any sources for proof) that the USER environment variable may not be set in a old Unix shells (maybe even some obscure shells as well). What is the probability that it ...
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Weird linux problem: user is in www-data group in /etc/groups but groups command doesn't show him

I've come into something strange. I just added a user to the www-data group, the user appears in both /etc/group and /etc/group-, however when I use the groups or id commands the group isn't listed; ...
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can linux (software, application and drivers ) work on ubuntu 9? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: where i can get software download for ubuntu 9 ? i cant find much (softwares, applications and derivers).can linux (software, application and drivers ) work on ubuntu 9? ...
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Disabling built-in speaker in Linux

My workstation has a built-in speaker that, surprisingly, plays audio very well. I also have external speakers hooked up to the audio out jack which are easier to hear. Unfortunately, when I try to ...
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transcode hangs near end of encoding

I'm trying to encode some Firefly episodes so that my wife can watch them on her netbook (no DVD drive!). I'm using dvd::rip and transcode seems to randomly hang during encoding near the end of the ...
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Change priorities of ALL processes

I know that you can modify the nice value of a particular process as follows: renice 19 -p 4567 However, now I would be interested to set the renice value of ALL active processes. I am coming from ...
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Printing via Adobe Reader under Linux and CUPS

I have a Gestetner printer, installed via CUPS and working under other pdf readers like Evince. However, with Adobe Reader, I get an error: lpq : Gestetner : unknown printer lpstat -a lists the ...
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Disk operations freeze Debian

I have just installed Debian testing on my new desktop and I am not very happy with performance - when I perform a disk intensive operation, e.g. upgrade packages in the system, everything seems to ...
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Creating a RAID1 partition with mdadm on Ubuntu

I'm trying to set up a RAID1 partition on my Ubuntu 9.10 workstation. On this dual-boot system, Ubuntu is running from a separate drive (/dev/sdc - an SSD that is quite small, which is why I need ...
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Linux with Windows XP vmware guest unable to access certain Internet hosts

I have annoying problem. My setup is the following: debian Linux, 64 bits, VMWare workstation 7 host, with Windows XP running as guest. From Firefox, or Internet Explorer, I am unable to access few ...
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Is it possible to have Grub2's boot.img in the MBR and have it load core.img from a separate boot partition?

I have a multiboot system that I would like to use Grub to manage. The version of Grub shipping with my Linux distro is Grub2, and it installs its equivalent of stage 1.5-2, core.img, into the ...
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Compiz and Desktop Effects on Netbook with External Monitor

I have an Acer Aspire One AO150 and am having trouble plugging in an external monitor under Ubuntu 9.10. There were no problems under 9.04. If I plug in an external monitor once the machine is already ...
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Extract Partition and remove Partition-Table

Hy, Situation under Debian Linux, Kernel 2.6.26-2: On a Block-Device (/dev/vdb) is a partition-table specifying one partition (/dev/vdb1) which contains a ext3-filesystem. I want to remove the ...
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Compiz not working in Ubuntu 9.10 [closed]

I can't get any features of compiz desktop effects working on a fresh install of Karmic Koala. I've uninstalled and reinstalled with sudo apt-get remove compiz and uninstalled advanced desktop ...
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Actual file size on mac os x

I have a large number of folders that each contain quite a few files of varying sizes (from a few bytes to 400kb or so), mostly smaller ones. I need to get the actual (not the disk usage) size of ...
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Ubuntu : panels on the wrong screen

I just updated my Ubuntu from 9.04 to 9.10. Since then everything looks fine, but the panels (the one at the top with menus and date, and the one at the bottom with the running applications and the ...
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Is there a Linux alternative for AutoHotkeys?

Is there a Linux alternative for AutoHotkeys? (or something to create hotkeys and text expansion?)
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Installed Windows 7 boot to VHD, now need to install (dual boot) Fedora

I'm usually on StackOverflow, but had a question about dual booting. I have been happily using Windows 7 booting to VHD ever since the RC. Now I am taking a class where the instructor wants us to ...
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Time synchronisation service on UNIX

I have a VPS running Debian. The time that it reports from the date command is two minutes fast. Is there a service that I can install that will keep the time correct?
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How would I do this in a unix system?

I need to locate all of the file system objects below the /sbin directory that include a period (.) somewhere in the object’s name, but not objects that begin with a leading period.
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Linux rename using parameters and spaces?

Is it possible, in Linux, to rename a file from something without spaces to something containing spaces? I know I can create directories and files with spaces by doing: mkdir "new dir" and: touch ...
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How to install Deluge on Centos?

I have a problem with installing & running Deluge torrent on my Centos 5 (x86) . I get it from http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/deluge/ this: ...
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Cannot install mc using apt-get

I'm trying to install mc using apt-get: apt-get install mc ... and get the following error: Failed to fetch http://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/m/mc/mc_4.6.2-2_i386.deb 404 Not Found ...
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Fedora: Adding a third monitor to the mix

I have a dual head NVIDIA based video card. I have dual monitor running and it works perfectly. I would like to add another monitor and I'm wondering if the following would work. Buy a "cheap" PCI ...
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Problem with repositories in a freshly installed Ubuntu Karmic

I have a freshly installed Ubuntu Karmic 32 bits installed in an old machine (Pentium 4 512 Mb RAM) and I'm having a severe problem with apt-get. No matter what repository I choose, I can't update the ...
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What is the best way to keep subversion users and passwords in synch with Linux users?

I'm not sure what is best, keeping subversion users and passwords in synch with linux users and passwords or just having linux somehow provide subversion authentication service. I'd prefer to just ...
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Monitoring systems fans and temperatures

I am trying to use GKrellM (http://members.dslextreme.com/users/billw/gkrellm/gkrellm.html) to monitor my system's fans/temperatures (I am trying to undervolt the fans a bit to make the systems ...
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Why can i run grubinst.exe in 64 bit ubuntu

grubinst.exe is a console mode program to install GRUB4DOS boot code to the MBR or partition boot sector. I downloaded it from GRUB4DOS project page grubinst_1.0.1_bin_win.zip, and I think its for 32 ...
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what is the exact command to shut down a redhat linux system

I am new in linux, I want to know the exact command to shut down a red hat linux server. I was using init 0. but some one said its not the proper method to shut down my linux server. If not which is ...
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Linux unzip command: Option to force overwrite?

I am writing a shell script that unzips a ZIP file into an existing hierarchy of files, potentially overwriting some of the files. The problem is that the unzip command asks for confirmation: replace ...
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What's the best way to share files between linux and windows 7 on a dual/multi boot computer?

Just got myself a new computer and thinking of how set it up. I have win7 HP and will probably install at least some version of Ubuntu on it shortly to have dual boot. Might come other Linux distros ...
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Reading a Linux HD in Windows?

I have a Linux hard drive that I can plug into an external USB interface. From Windows it only shows up as an un-partitioned drive. How do I read from this?
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How to use Google Talk video chat on Redhat?

Is there some way? This page says its not possible 'normally'. Is there a workaround for this?
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How do I convert a DjVu document to PDF in Linux using only command line tools?

I've got some documents in DjVu which I'll like convert to PDF. Is there a way to do this using command line OSS tools?
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Single application through OpenVPN tunnel (Debian Lenny)

I'm using Debian Lenny and I want to tunnel rtorrent only through a OpenVPN tunnel. I have a tunnel running, the config file looks like this: client dev tun proto udp remote openvpn.xxx.com 1194 ...
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Best format for backing up data in Blu Ray

We are in the process of backing up our hard drives to Blu Rays. I am creating tar.gz files and burning them to Blu Ray. Is it possible to use a simple (preferably Python-based) solution for creating ...
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Change keyboard layout in Linux

could someone remind me which package do I need to reconfigure to change the default console keyboard layout in Debian?
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Is there a text-file, where I can edit the blacklist concerning suspend-to-ram (openSUSE)?

is there (openSUSE 11.2) a text-file, where I can edit the blacklisted programs, which prevent suspending to ram?
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What is the relationship between s2disk and hibernate?

On a Debian system, there are packages called uswsusp and hibernate. The former contains a program named s2disk, the latter contains a program called hibernate. Superficially, these both do the same ...