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Is there a Unix/Linux platform equivalent to Telligent Community?

Telligent Community combines blogs, wikis, forums, and file-sharing capabilities into a single product with single sign-on, using all Microsoft technologies. Is there an equivalent offering that runs ...
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Understanding top output in Linux

I'm trying to determine the CPU usage of a program by looking at the output from Top in Linux. I understand that %us means userspace and %sy means system/kernel etc. But say I see 100%us. Does this ...
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Automatically mounting windows share in Fedora 12

I'm trying to automatically mount a windows share in a Fedora 12 instance (FC12). When I manually mount things work: mount -t cifs //nas01/servers -o username=guest,password=myPassword ...
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Consistent newlines in FTP mode for text files?

I use Linux for hosting and editing code, but there are others at work that are using Windows. Sometimes they make the files have \r\n in them, and it's causing problems with version control. Should ...
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Linux: No fonts match '9x15' when starting emacs

I get the message No fonts match '9x15' when trying to run emacs and a linux box. I messed something up a while back, but I do not know how to fix this issue. Any ideas?
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should i install LVM in ubuntu server?

should i install LVM in ubuntu server? i have only one primary partition. what happens if i dont install it?
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use network drives as mount points during installation?

is it possible to use network storage locations as mount points during installation? cause i want to separate system (ubuntu) with data (personal files). eg. if i have 5 computers i don't want to ...
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C++ program to make linux Ubuntu clone windows partition?

I want to write code in Dev C++ so that when i execute in Ubuntu 8 , it clones my windows 7 from D: partition to its child partitions E:,F: ... i have made my partitions of equal sizes and i have ...
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different folders in a partition as mount points?

i want to have 2 partitions. one is called system. the other is private. in the private partition i've got some folders i want to mount into system as system folders. folders in private: - www - ...
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ubuntu 64 or 32 bit for macbook/vps?

i've got macbook pro and wonder if i should use 64 or 32 bits ubuntu server? and then i've got a vps not hosted by med. how do i know what version to choose? how do you check how many bits your cpu ...
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fakeroot - safe to have on systems?

I had never heard of fakeroot before but I was compiling a package that wants it as a dependency. The man page tries to be reassuring but should I be comfortable with this on my systems?
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How to tell Linux to explicitly swap out main memory of a suspended process?

I run a memory-hungry process (mkcromfs) which consumes more memory than I have physical memory on my latop, so it is paging and swappin and thrashing all the time and loadavg is about 2 (compcache is ...
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redirect output from dd command

How to redirect output from dd command to /dev/null ?
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How do I configure NTLM authentication in Firefox on Linux?

Our IT department have NTLM deployed through the intranet servers. I've set network.automatic-ntlm-auth.trusted-uris value in Firefox on some of the Windows machines and that works fine. However ...
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284 GiB of data, 217.4 GiB of space

I want to reinstall my OS, but I don't have the hard drive space to backup any more (I have a RAID 1 array, so I haven't done it for a while). In my /home I have 284.8 GiB of data, and I have a spare ...
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When to use egrep instead of grep?

I am preparing for a Linux terminal assessment now, I tried to Google and found most resources are referring to the basic "grep" rather than the more powerful "egrep" -- well, that is at least what ...
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saving the results of the time command while discarding the results of the command being timed (unix)

I'm timing how long it takes to run a command foo. I'm looking to append the results from the time command to a file, and discard the results from the foo command. I tried the following, but it didn't ...
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internal compiler error

I am getting this message: internal compiler error: Segmentation fault Please submit a full bug report, with preprocessed source if appropriate. See <file:///usr/share/doc/gcc-4.4/README.Bugs> ...
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Mac sees mangled filenames from Linux SAMBA share

Certain filenames in my SAMBA shares from Linux are not getting transmitted properly. It's certain files in certain folders and it doesn't affect all folders or all files within a single folder. I can ...
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Install src.rpm package on Red hat Linux

How can i install src.rpm package on Red hat Linux ?
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Recognition of USB drive

I have a Motorola phone, with a MicroSD slot, which my Ubuntu machine does not recognize as a USB drive. It does know there is something there since It automatically charges my phone whenever I ...
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Use hard disk image like a regular hard disk on Linux

If you have a hard disk image (including partition table, multiple partitions,...), is it possible to let Linux treat it as a regular hard disk? By "regular hard disk" I mean I would like to have the ...
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Linux: prevent VNC from swapping like mad

EDIT actually I'm not sure that it's swapping like mad: I've done more testing and it looks like there may some interference causing the noise that may be correlating with network usage. This is ...
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Strange Ubuntu linux boot behaviour

I've recently installed Ubuntu 9.10 on a desktop machine as the only OS. If put in a hibernate, it wakes up normally, but if turned off completely, after turning on there is no "beep" sound from BIOS ...
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BIOS password and hardware clock problems

I have HP 6730b lap top. I've bought it used and installed (Gentoo) linux on it. BIOS is protected with password, and guy I bought it from said "I've tweaked BIOS from Windows program, it never asked ...
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How to run .exe file when linux system starts up?

i have generated .exe file from C file (ie filename.c ) after compiling in linux machine with -O option. I wish to know about how to run that .exe file when linux system starts up ?
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Manually closing a port from commandline

I want to close an open port which is in listening mode between my client and server application. Is there any manual command line option in Linux to close a port ?? NOTE: I came to know that "only ...
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Linux Programs for pulling measurements from graphics

As a front-end developer, I'm often given graphics of web sites and told pretty much, "Make it work." I've recently started working on Linux 100% of the time and was wondering if there's any programs ...
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How to Remove the Last 2 Lines of a Very Large File

I have a very large file ~400G, and I need to remove the last 2 lines from it. I tried to use sed, but it ran for hours before I gave up. Is there a quick way of doing this, or am I stuck with sed?
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Trying to run QEMU with a file as hda

I'm trying to run QEMU and use a simple file on the host system as the guest's hard drive. Here's what I attempted so far: $ dd if=/dev/zero of=/home/felix/vm/archlinux.img bs=1MB count=8192 8192+0 ...
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How to kill the process in different group but not one-by-one?

Can we just put all the processes in one group and kill that group? Is there any other way to do this?
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How to uninstall software in Linux

how to uninstall software in linux. I am facing issues installing No machine setup(NX)
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Command line tool for listing ID3 tags under Linux

I want to write a script that manipulates ID3 tags of mp3 files. I need a tool that reads the tags and outputs it in a format in a machine-readable format. For example, if I want it to output only the ...
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The command to start not started init scripts of the current run-level? Gentoo Linux

For example: nginx and php-cgi are in the defaults run level, and they are not started yet. What's the command to start them all, instead of starting then individually? I know there is a command, ...
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measuring microseconds a process runs in Linux

I'm looking to get the number of microseconds that a process takes to execute. Does anybody know how to do this on a Linux system? (I'm looking for a time value more accurate than milliseconds, ...
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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 ...