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linux file recovery utility for corrupted Truecrypt NTFS disk

I have a true-crypt disk (the whole device is encrypted) with bad sectors. I can mount the volume on Ubuntu machine but every utility I try freezes while trying to copy files of it. Is there some ...
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rsync start from begin after a power cut off

It seems that rsync save a temporary file at local when I sync a big file on remote. Then the machine encounter a abrupt shut down for power off. After I start the machine again, it seems that rsync ...
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How do I burn Xubuntu Live CD

I downloaded the 600+ MB Xubunto ISO. Burnt it to a DVD using Nero Burning Rom, as a Bootable DVD. My bootup sequence won't detect XUbuntu and still only detects windows on my Hard Drive even after ...
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Fedora Linux keeps doing DNS requests to random sites

I have Fedora 12 Linux on my laptop with all the latest security updates installed. But when I open wireshark and view only dns requests (by adding a dns filter), I notice that my laptop keeps doing ...
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In bash, how to sort strings with numbers in them?

If I have these files in a directory cwcch10.pdf cwcch11.pdf cwcch12.pdf cwcch13.pdf cwcch14.pdf cwcch15.pdf cwcch16.pdf cwcch17.pdf cwcch18.pdf cwcch1.pdf cwcch2.pdf cwcch3.pdf cwcch4.pdf cwcch5.pdf ...
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How to create a movie from several .bmp-files under Linux?

I have generated 90 .bmp files and now would like to generate a 3 second video with 30 frames per second from this. Preferrably in the .mov format, but any common format would be ok. Is there any ...
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Auto extracting software for Linux? [closed]

Do anyone know if there's some decent software which auto extracts anything which gets downloaded (to f.e. ~/Downloads)? If, let's say, I download x.tar, it would automatically extract it to x ...
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Apple Magic Mouse scrolling in Ubuntu 9.10

Just received new Apple Magic Mouse and tried to install it on my computer with Ubuntu 9.10. Mouse was found as Bluetooth mouse, I entered PIN as 0000 (could not find it in user manual, so just ...
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Can motherboard support 1TB hard disk

I purchased a new Seagate hard disk. When I installed in my linux machine, while booting it says fsck.ext3 file system not found enter the root password. Do any one have a solution for this ...
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keyboard shortcut to scroll by word through linux command prompt command

Does anybody out there know the linux keyboard shortcut for skipping words in a command prompt. e.g., $ locate pdf | xargs -i ls -l {} | grep something I'd like to scroll through the command by ...
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Kill Infinite loop at Upstart's run level

One of my applications is at a infinite loop in the runlevel 1 by printing No protocol specified continuously after running startx -- :1. The run level does not listen to my commands given at the run ...
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Windows Mobile and Linux

I currently run Ubuntu 9.10 at home. My wife just bought a Samsung Omnia with Windows ME on it. Is there a way that I can get it to talk to my PC? It came with CD's but the CD's only run under ...
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Linux: mount options to improve performance on slow HDDs?

I encounter a performance problem with two HDDs. One is fast but mounted remotely through NFS, the other is local (ext4) but slow. No, exchanging the two drives is not an option, because it would ...
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How can I install dot net on linux wine and cross over?

How can I install dot net on linux wine and cross over?
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Issue after resizing partition for Fedora under VMware Fusion

I am running FC9 under VMware Fusion 3.0. I wanted to resize my /dev/sda2 partition. In order to do that I did the following: Changed the size of the vmware file (under VMware settings) Rebooted ...
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How to make network bridge start on boot

Whenever I start my computer I need to restart my network service (using service network restart) to enable my bridge (br0). How do I get Linux to do this when I start up my computer so I don't have ...
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Why has 'cat' this strange time behaviour?

I'm using cat to pipe different files into one big file. The number of different files varies, from two files up to ten, but the total size of all files is always the same (a couple of GB). My ...
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How can I Find Files On Ubuntu?

How can I find a specific file on an Ubuntu machine? There's the find command but is there a graphical UI to find a file?
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Free personal finance software

I'm looking for a linux replacement for Quicken - but I really don't need all the bells and wistles. Effectively what I'm looking must be able to: handle multiple accounts (savings, checking, credit ...
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Is there any Linux firewall like ZoneAlarm, Keiro or Comodo in Windows environment? [closed]

Is there any Linux firewall like ZoneAlarm, Keiro or Comodo in Windows environment? I like to to able to monitor and block any Linux program from making in/out TCP/UDP connections on per application ...
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Best filesystem for use with multiple OS? [duplicate]

what's the best file system to use with windows, osx, and linux that is not fat32. I need a file system that can share large video files with good performance
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WIndows 7 “snap” and “live previews” effects for Linux

I really like the Windows 7 "snap" effect. That is, when you drag a window to either side of the screen, it resizes the window to be half the desktop size. I also like the "live preview" that creates ...
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Building Unix/Linux programming environment for a Windows developer

I have been a Windows C++/.NET developer for a few years, and would like to start C++ programming in Unix environment. What I think I have to do is to create Virtual Machine, install the version of ...
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Is there any software or plugin I can use to manage my pdf books?

I have many pdf books, and I want to get them managed like a book shelf, but I can not find a good software on linux for such pdf management. Maybe a firefox like "bookmarks" management will be ...
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ClamAV/FreshClam Update Intervals

Ubuntu 9.10 Silly question time: When the clamav-freshclam service is running, how often is clamav checking for updates? Or do I have to manually run freshclam via a cronjob?
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How to find out if Unicode works correctly on unix/linux CLI

Still some apps seem to have problems with unicode terminals/output. I am looking for a app (or script) which prints out some unicode formated text and line drawing (like ncurses). Thus help to figure ...
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Is there a download manager like Tucan in KDE? [closed]

Tucan Manager is a free file sharing application designed for 1-Click Hosters like Rapidshare or Megaupload. It has captcha resolution, interchangeable links, premium user accounts, and many other ...
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what does crypt(3) and whatnot mean [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do the parentheses and number after a Linux command or C function mean? In Linux Manpages (http://linux.die.net/man/3/crypt) I often see sth like this: crypt(3), ...
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where to download chinese fonts for linux?

my linux is fedora core 5. I need some chinese fonts for it.
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Unable to run top command in Linux after a few days of uptime

After 3 days uptime, I can't run top in Linux. This is x86 Linux Fedora Core 8 running under vmWare under Windows XP. [root@fc8 ]# uname -a Linux fc8 2.6.23.1-42.fc8 #1 SMP Tue Oct 30 13:55:12 EDT ...
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Linux image (.img) file compatibility between dd,partclone,partimage and clonezilla

In Linux , is the image (.img) file compatible between dd ,partclone ,partimage and clonezilla.Actually i want use the partclone to create a image from a partition,and restore it to another partition ...
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File synchronization between 3 places?

I need a way to synchronize files between 3 places, all of which can be modified. All places are on Linux, and the synchronization tool has to run from cronjob - not manually!. I tried unison, but I ...
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How to run 'emacs' in the terminal emulator without a separate window?

I am looking to switch to Emacs from Vim and one thing that is keeping me away is that Emacs opens up a separate window of its own when run under X. Can I get the same behavior for Emacs as it does ...
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Fedora yum repositories?

Greetings all, I come from Debian world and I installed Fedora 12 in my Macbook Pro. When I try to install software , I noticed that I cant find the huge software list which had in Debian. (first ...
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How can I map key for X window program?

For example, I want to map "j" to "page down" key for acroread program on Linux. I think maybe there is some program can do such x window keyboard event mapping.
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Magic key in Linux Kernel

What is the purpose of the following command? sudo echo t > /proc/sysrq-trigger I run it, but I can see no difference in the magic key and its output at dmesg. Trigger suggests me that the ...
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To see virtual filesystems in Ubuntu

How can you see the virtual filesystems at root? They should be /proc and /dev.
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Is there a linux program to make my keys clicky?

In Windows, you can use the ClicKey program to make click sounds when you type keys. In Mac OS X, you can use KeyClick. Is there any such program for Linux? I'm using Gnome and Ubuntu 9.10. xset c ...
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How do I get GNU screen not to start in my home directory in OS X?

GNU Screen (screen) behaves differently on OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard) compared to Linux (at least Ubuntu, Red Hat, and Gentoo) and OS X 10.4 (Tiger). In 10.5 and 10.6, new screens ...
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How do I dock a pidgin window in X?

Using the Windows Pidgin Options plugin, I can make the buddy list be dockable. If I dock it, other windows avoid it when maximising themselves. How do I do the same thing in X?
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How to change prompt in jailshell

My ISP has switched to jailshell at some point, and now when I SSH in my prompt is always: -jailshell-3.2$ I'd like it to be: `pwd` $ Where do I configure this? I seem to recall some kind of ...
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External Hard Drive bad sectors recover/mark utility in linux

I've just installed the new version of Ubuntu, Karmic Koala, in my laptop. Everything is fine, except for the fact the system identified about 300 bad sectors in my 1TB external hard drive. I'd like ...
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Synergy Linux Keyboard '@' Problem

Im using Fedora 10 with Synergy from Windows 7 When ever i use my keyboard through synergy and type @ i get the Omega Sign Any ideas, or someone had similar problems?
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Can't delete windows\assembly from Ubuntu

I'm reinstalling Windows for a friend of a friend, and I'm trying to use an Ubuntu LiveCD (8.04) to clear the hard drive first. (I don't have enough blank CDs for a proper backup.) But there are two ...
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Running apache as an unpreviledged user

I've heard that one could run the apache2 web-service as just a user without having root access privileges. How could I do this? I'm not asking if I could set up Apache to run as a user (say for ...
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How can I create a non-login user?

I'd like to create a user and a group both called subversion on a RHEL 5 system. I looked at the man page for useradd and I guess the command would be just be... useradd subversion However, not ...
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IrfanView Linux alternative? [duplicate]

I'm looking for some Linux alternative to IrfanView (image viewer). At best, it should have all its features, the same controls (both mouse and kbd) or fully adjustable, and be as quick. In ...
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What's the easiest way to install Enlightenment on Ubuntu 9.10?

I've found a few guides but all of them are really complicated. Is there an apt-get way of installing the package?
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Personal Document Management

How do you store, maintain, search and index documents, manuals and personal notes? I, as a programmer regular collect api documentation, manuals, articles, code snippets and programming related ...
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How can I move Ubuntu installation from one USB to another?

Is it possible to move Ubuntu 9.10 installation from a 4gb USB to a 16gb USB? I'd appreciate layman instructions since I am new to Ubuntu.