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Real player plugin for Linux

What is the best way to install a plugin capable of playing real videos for Debian Linux? In particular I want this web page to run correctly under Iceweasel and Chrome: ...
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Redirect input from one terminal to another

I have sshed into a linux box and I'm using dvtm and bash (although I have also tried this with Gnu screen and bash). I have two terminals, current /dev/pts/29 and /dev/pts/130. I want to redirect ...
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Windows Vista not booting after deleting a partition

My cousin just deleted his Linux partition and another smaller partitio nand now Windows is not booting, no he does not have the recovery disc. When Windows tries to boot it goes to "GRUB" and says ...
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How to upload files through VPS to Ubuntu server using PuTTY

I have my VPS pretty much set up now, and want to upload some basic files to the server, which is running Ubuntu 9.10. I am using my home laptop with Windows XP and connecting to the VPS with PuTTY. ...
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Weather Underground widget for Linux?

I'm looking for a Linux gnome widget that can display data from a nearby Weather Undergound station. Does anybody know of something like that? I can program if needed.
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Java sound doesn't work under Linux

I just installed Fedora 12 and after downloading and running the Java Sound Demo I get exceptions. If I run just a vanilla Java program that plays a .wav file it runs silently with no sound and no ...
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Package kernel-package has no installation candidate

I want to install kernel package by this command sudo apt-get install kernel-package but it gives me the error : Package kernel-package has no installation candidate How can I solve this???
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Terminal proxy or screen without terminal emulation

How can I make terminal applications immune to terminal emulator close, but still able to use all virtual terminal features? \begin{UPDATE} I want my terminal application remain alive and accessible ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 freezing and Ctrl + Alt + Backspace does nothing but music keeps playing

I'm having intermittent problems where the screen will freeze in Ubuntu. I've tried using Ctrl + Alt + Backspace to restart the X-server, though this does nothing. When the freeze occurs, there's a ...
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A BASH script that will copy the contents of the directory so long as the average system load is low?

For reasons I won't get into, I need to copy directories so long as the average system load is low. Can someone help me write a BASH script that will copy the contents of a directory, but check to ...
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Is there any way to use the xscreensaver gltext to monitor system information?

I am trying to get the X screensaver gltext to monitor my system temp and maybe some other stats. Writing a script that puts together the stats periodically is no problem, but the main thing I'm ...
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Slowing down cpu speed

How to slow down my laptop cpu so that it does not overheat?
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find command in Linux to locate pdf files

My goal is to find all pdf files on a remote machine, so I resort to the useful command find. So I type find ~ *.pdf or find ~ "*.pdf" and I get nothing. I do the same on my machine and I get nothing. ...
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Improving sound quality with remote ESD server

I'm investigating low-budget ways to get audio from my PC (Ubuntu) to HiFi without wires. I'm currently testing a setup where Asus WL-500gP wireless router runs ESD daemon and has attached USB ...
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How to move the home directory to another partition?

I created a partition in my hard disk for my data (documents, multimedia, etc.). How can I: Move the /home/ directory to the new partition Make the OS (Ubuntu Linux) treat that directory as the ...
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RHEL 4 reboot causes Tomcat process to not be started by non-root account

I have a startup script placed in /etc/init.d wherein I make the following call: nohup sudo -u myuser $CATALINA_HOME/bin/startup.sh 2>&1 This causes Tomcat to be run as myuser, which is ...
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How does copy protection work?

Many programs refuse to go beyond a trial period. Even if they are trashed and then reinstalled, they 'remember' that the trial period has expired. Assuming no contact with a licensing server, what is ...
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How Do I Map a Drive Network Share Using the Linux Terminal?

Still getting used to Linux, and the GUI is great. I have Ubuntu 10 and I can go to Network and see the Windows network. Then double clicking this gets me to the drives that are shared. Then when I ...
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How to unload program built from source in Ubuntu?

I have downloaded the source code of bochs. and I use make install command to install it onto my box. But how could I uninstall it? I run the sudo apt-get remove bochs, but it said I didn't install ...
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Compress, encrypt and upload a directory to an FTP server in Linux

I want to accomplish something rather simple (at least it would seem to be): Compress a directory Encrypt the compressed file Upload the compressed & encrypted file via FTP I also want to ...
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Merge LVM Partition with unallocated Space

I have a linux hard drive with three areas: /dev/hda1 - ext3 boot partition (20 MB) /dev/hda2 - lvm2 main partition (6 GB) unpartitioned space - 12 GB I would like to merge the unpartitioned space ...
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Moving from windows to linux : Understanding - X Window System, X Server, Xorg, Xfree86

I'm a windows developer(Win32api) moving from Windows to Linux. While installing linux there are lot of things to know about X11, X Window System, X Server, Xorg, Xfree86 and what not. How come we ...
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Picking a linux compatible motherboard

Last time I bought a new computer (I build them myself) I got a motherboard that had really poor linux support for a long time. Specifically the audio. I had to wait months before the kernel supported ...
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Deleting all folders and files underneath it in linux with a certain name?

I have the following structure: /.svn /bla/.svn /hello/.svn /bla/bla/bla/.svn ... etc I want to delete all the .svn folders. How do I do it? It's NOT: rm -rf .svn In windows you use the /s ...
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Setting permissions for specific user and groups in Linux

How can I grant permission for files to a specific user or a specific group? We have three groups: "g12" ("u1" and "u2), "g34" and "g56". g12 - should only read the file. g34 - should write and ...
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I install nagois, not showing up on localhost/nagois

I installed nagois on ubuntu. The service is running as nagois3. I am trying to access it via the browser as localhost/nagois/, its giving me a 404. Any ideas. Thanks Jean
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How do I restore the Gnome Panel volume control in Ubuntu?

I use alsa, and I don't have a volume control applet on my Gnome Panel. When I right click and select "add to panel", there is nothing that has to do with "sound", "audio" or "volume" in the list, ...
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GPU Computing - # of GPUs supported

I currently have a desktop with 6 GPUs ( 3x HD 5970s ) in non-crossfire mode. Unfortunately, it seems that Windows 7 64bit only supports up to 4 GPUs. I have not been able to find a reliable source to ...
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How do I make a bootable USB flash drive that can run memtest?

It seems that the canonical instructions for making a bootable USB flash drive that runs memtest are at: http://forum.canardpc.com/showthread.php?t=28875 However, after following them to a T, I boot ...
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Is it possible/practical to install and run Linux on a USB flash drive?

I'm going to replace my old 2004 vintage desktop PC soon and I have an idea of what I want to do, I'm just not sure if it's possible or realistic. In the time since I built the old PC it has slowly ...
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Ubuntu Netbook Remix on USB?

I'm going to install Netbook remix on my 4GB flash drive. Will 4 GBs be enough? How much space will be left for data?
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rsync not writing files

I'm trying to setup rsync to backup a remote directory to my local drive. I cd to the directory that I want to pull the files to, then I enter: rsync -vrtW account@remote.com:~/public_html I enter ...
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less -Sr colourful.log How to view colourful log in less?

Both less -r (preserve terminal control sequences) and less -S (chop long lines) work well alone. But using them together breaks things. It chops too late and it wrecks the next line. Reducing ...
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Wireless USB Print Server for use with both Linux and Windows

I am looking for a wireless usb print server that will work with my netbook running ubuntu and my main pc running windows. There seems to be little information on anything that works with both ...
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How do I make windows XP output all bootstrap information?

In linux we can make it output bootstrap instructions, what about windows?
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Updated linux, grub menu not booting to windows partition

I have just updated my Ubuntu linux to Ubuntu 10.4, not my grub menu isnt letting me boot to Windows Partition. The problem seems to be with grubs new update from using an editable menu.lst file to ...
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Couldn't dual boot Vista and Centos 5.4

Today I have installed Centos 5.4 with dual boot with Vista. Everything was fine, but after testing Centos 5.4, when I tried to load Vista, it did not load. After selecting vista from grub menu, it ...
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How can i install sun java to Fedora 8

I want to install java on my Fedora 8 server but come to the step 9 that is mentioned in this guide but at step 10 when I enter this command: ln -s ...
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Good tutorial / book / reference material for Linux Configuration Files [closed]

I'm a windows user recently moved to linux. The main problem is that not all settings can be changed with GUI interfaces. I like the idea of configuration files. But the problem is figuring out which ...
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How do ALSA and PulseAudio relate?

While trying to get my sound to work, I was wondering about the roles of ALSA and PulseAudio. I have both installed and was wondering, for example, which of them needs to know about my sound card. ...
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There's no sound on Ubuntu with an Intel HDA onboard chip and Realtek ALC1200 codec

For a while now, my sound has not been working in Ubuntu. It used to play OK, but after some upgrade (might have been distro upgrade to 9.10), it stopped working. I'm currently running 10.04 on an ...
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What do the different times mean when using UNIX's “time” command?

When I time a program on Ubuntu 10.4 I get output like: real 0m14.581s user 0m14.570s sys 0m0.010s What do these different categories mean?
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Backing up to smaller drive

In a few hours I'll have a new 500GB Sony laptop, filled with the usual Sony rubbish which I'll promptly be replacing with Ubuntu or Crunchbang or something. However, first I want to make a full clone ...
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Not able to connect to internet in RHEL 5

I just installed red hat enterprise 5 in my laptop and on desktop both. In desktop it is working fine but in laptop it is not showing the eth device. (I tried ifconfig only lo is there). I tried ifup ...
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CentOS 5 installation - GRUB installed on USB drive

I installed CentOS via unetbootin and USB stick. Unfortunately, I can not now start my system w/o my USB usb drive. Can someone provide me with some information how to fix this? Thanks.
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pppd disconnects from 3G, doesn't reconnect, w/ persist set

I am trying to configure pppd to connect to a 3G network (Sprint, in this case) and then stay connected, reconnecting automatically if the remote connection is terminated. I have enabled the persist ...
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Is there good FAT driver for FUSE? (Lightweight, not mountlo) [closed]

FUSE filesystem list show some FuseFat and FatFuse. Both are old, FatFuse is read-only , FuseFat is non-buildable and probably depends on glib. Now I'm using mountlo for the task (mounting USB drives ...
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How to deal with job that stop and cannot continue unless made foreground?

Recent example: mountlo (using UML): vi@vi-notebook:~/b$ mountlo -m 16 -d /dev/uba1 /home/vi/mnt/usb -t vfat -o iocharset=utf8,allow_other& [1] 32561 vi@vi-notebook:~/b$ Checking that ptrace can ...
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Say`vimrc`or `screenrc`, what does the `rc` mean?

What does the rc mean?
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Linux Device Drivers possibly missing?

I have just installed Xubuntu. My box runs quite a lot slower than before with Windows 7. I am wondering if I am missing some device drivers. I can use gnome-device-manager to list my devices. In ...