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How to install 8139 Realtek drivers in RHEL5.0?

How do I install the 8139 Realtek drivers in RHEL 5.0?
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Is there any way to copy the tooltip text in Firefox?

Is there any way to copy the tooltip text in Firefox?
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Weird noise while scanning, using scanimage and a Canon Lide 35

I'm trying to scan a bunch of images, using xsane's scanimage : scanimage --format=tiff --batch --batch-prompt This command scans the first picture perfectly, but as soon as I press enter, the ...
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How can I automatically copy files to a USB drive when I connect it to my computer?

I am looking for a solution for copying all the files from a specific directory on the hard drive, to a specific directory on a USB memory device, once this device is connected. I have a program that ...
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Why aren't all Mac applications easily portable to Linux?

Since the Apple OS-X operating system is a UNIX derivative (BSD), and the underlying (Intel) Mac architecture is the same, why isn't it very straightforward to get Apple-specific applications running ...
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How can I connect to a wireless network using only the command line in Linux?

How can I connect to a wireless network using only the command line in Linux? The only thing I know is that iwconfig must be used, but how?
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Batch scan a lot of pictures

I have a lot of pictures to scan. Is it possible, using linux and xsane, to write a script so that the computer will keep scanning, giving incremental filenames to the resulting files ? I'd really ...
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Any web designers here made a transition from Photoshop to Gimp?

I just made the full transition to Debian from Windows XP at work ( I mainly do front end but I do some slicing/design as well ), I'm wondering if anyone else has made the Photoshop to Gimp switch, ...
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Fastest reliable way to open the terminal?

I actually had my SUPER_L ( left windows key ) binded to gnome-terminal, but for whatever reason ever since upgrading to 9.04 Ubuntu from 8.10 Intrepid it seemed to break the key binding. It was very ...
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Is it possible to install Photomatix under wine?

Is it possible to install Photomatix under wine? I'm running Ubuntu 9.04, and I've tried both the default download and the embedded .net version. The first attempts to install the .net framework ...
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What's the easiest way to sniff TCP traffic data on Linux?

I want a simple way to show all the TCP data (not the TCP headers or anything else) going over any interface on my Linux box. For instance, I want a magical command that if I do: ...
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terminal tool (linux) for repair corrupted zip files

I've a corrupt zip file. I've tried to repair it with zip -F file.zip and zip -FF file.zip but was not successful. Is there another terminal tool under Linux for repairing?
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How do I get the size of a Linux or Mac OS X directory from the command-line?

What command do I use to find the size of all the files (recursively) in a Linux or Mac OS X directory?
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Difftool for Ubuntu like OS X's Opendiff

What is the best difftool for Git repos like OS X's Opendiff?
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Where to create a shared media folder?

I'd like to place all my family's media in one shared folder for everyone to use from any computer. Whether it's a PC or home server. What is more appropriate: Create it in my home folder ...
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Is there any way to run MS OUTLOOK 2007 on LINUX?

I currently have Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS). It runs well with Microsoft Products like OUTLOOK (WIN) and ENTOURAGE (MAC). Unfortunately, my Linux users are struggling to run ...
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How do I stop Ubuntu from hanging due to processes going into 'disk sleep'?

I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 64 bit on an AMD. It regularly hangs for a few minutes at a time when some of the processes's CPU usage % goes into 'disk sleep'. During that time I can't start new programs and ...
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How do I move a Linux installation between partitions?

I got a new HDD and want to move an existing Linux installation (more specific: OpenSUSE 11.1) from a partition on the old HDD to a partition on the new HDD. My plan is: boot using a boot CD (let's ...
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How can I get the comment of the current authorized_keys ssh key?

Edit: What I really need to know WHICH ssh key from authorized_keys has been used to identify the currently logged on user. According to "man sshd": Protocol 2 public key consist of options, ...
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Linux command-line music player to play mp3 streams

I'm looking for a console music player that can take an http mp3 stream from MPD as input. Ability to remotely control this player would be an added bonus. Also, do you know if any of these players ...
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Text Terminal Hardware (for Linux)

Is there any way to obtain a hardware text terminal (preferably small in size) with a screen and a keypad to connect to a Linux machine (preferably via usb)? I'd like to be able to log into a command ...
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How to trim or delete parts of an mpeg video from the linux command line?

I have an long mpeg movie and I want to cut out a lot of material from the beginning and end, and certain patches in the middle. Is there a way I can easily do this from the linux command line?
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A decent S3 bucket manager for Ubuntu

I'm looking for a decent S3 bucket manager for Ubuntu (Gnome). I prefer it to integrate with Nautilus so it will look like just any other drive (a la WebDAV) but so far I haven't been able to find ...
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CPU usage constantly at 100% in Jaunty laptop

I've used Ubuntu (Jaunty / 9.04 is the version in question) in my development laptop for last two years. For two days my CPU constantly has 100% usage. I can see in "htop" and "gnome-system-monitor" ...
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Book for linux newbies [closed]

Got a friend / next door neighbour who just bought a new computer that came with a linux distro on it (Fedora!). She's been using Windows all the time till now, but now didn't want to pay for new ...
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Linux grep or find usage

How do I find a file on my harddisk that starts with io_file? I tried: grep -r io_file*` and find -name io_file* find did not return anything whereas grep seems to take ages without any ...
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Help understanding output of sensors command

I have an Acer Travelmate 2420 running Ubuntu Jaunty. It's rather old and halts on occasion due to overheating: Aug 9 22:25:56 Fjords kernel: [10921.525876] ACPI: Critical trip point Aug 9 22:25:56 ...
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Watch Netflix “Instant Watch” in Linux

I'm having trouble finding anyone who has successfully been able to watch Netflix Streaming in Linux, which is a bit surprising. I had trouble installing WM11 under Wine because of the Windows ...
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Using IF software in Ubuntu

I have Xubuntu 9.04 running in our old machine at home. I'm looking to run some interactive fiction interpreters such as Frobtads there as well. However, it appears most of the Linux versions of the ...
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global hotkeys in xfce

I noticed in xfce, global hotkeys don't seem to work. Such as: multimedia buttons (play/pause/volum up/down/mute, etc) gnome-do not appearing when hitting the specified key (<alt>space in my ...
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resizing partitions with gparted

When I installed linux, there was a program that ran during installation which allowed me to allocate space from my hard disk to create a new partition. I think this was the GNOME Partition Editor; ...
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WMP9 skin for mplayer

I want my wife to use Linux but she likes only how Windows Media Player 9 looks (not 10 or 11). Does anybody knows about good looking WMP9-like skin for mplayer?
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Wacom Bamboo tablet and Linux: Anyone experience with it? On which level of abstraction is it supported?

Does anyone has experience with this device under Linux? On which level of abstraction is the Wacom Bamboo tablet supported? Is the device input just translated to mouse input, so that every ...
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Colors in ssh connection

I have a colorful bash terminal (e.g. ls and vim show colors when configured to do so). How can I have these colors when connecting to a remote server via ssh?
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Can I hibernate Linux without a swap partition?

I hadn't set up a swap partition on my PC, because a) I have plenty of RAM (8 GB) and b) I have large harddrives that I didn't want to chop into tiny pieces, so my smallest partitions are 50 GiB, and ...
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Releasing swap space

At times the kernel seems to be intent on keeping e.g. firefox in swap, even though there is enough physical memory available and I'm using firefox: robert@rm:~> free -m total ...
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Man pages on linux

If I do # man cp on an ubuntu linux workstation, I get something like the quoted text below. Does anyone know of a way to restore the full man pages? I just do not like this hierarchical 'info' ...
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Conflicts between /usr/bin and /usr/local/bin

I have an application (Exuberant Ctags) installed in /usr/bin. I have also compiled Emacs from source, which installs its own version of ctags in /usr/local/bin. Running ctags from the command ...
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Linux program to create a timeline diagram?

I want to create a diagram which will show a timeline, and at certain points of the timeline I want to annotate with text and/or a diagram. Cue ASCII art... Event in March ...
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Data recovery from corrupt Ubuntu partition/directory

I have an Ubuntu installation that won't boot anymore. I asked my previous question about it here: http://superuser.com/questions/15916/ubuntu-chkdsk-equivalent Bolotov replied: As I see from your ...
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Web torrent client that supports monthly traffic limit

I am looking for a torrent client that offers a web interface, and also can limit the monthly ingoing and outgoing traffic. For example, only allowing a set limit of 250GB combined in/outgoing traffic ...
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Why does my remote process still run after killing an ssh session?

I'm tailing a remote logfile by running this command in a local shell: ssh remotemachine tail -100f /path/to/error_file When I ctrl-c out of this command, it seems that the ctrl-c kills the local ...
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What would I find in /var/lib/ directory?

I'm trying to do some detective work and am hunting down a PostgreSQL installation. I've only got some low level access and cannot see inside the folder, but have found this likely candidate ...
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How can I start Gmail (and other google applications) when I'm offline?

Using Gears, I can download my mail, calendar, etc. from Google Apps and when I disconnect from the net while the application is opened in the browser, I can still access my data. Google also places ...
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How can I encrypt a string in the shell?

Can I encrypt a message (string) using a public key at the command prompt? Also, how can I decrypt the result afterwards?
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What desktop setup do you recommend for my totally newbie parents? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you setup your parent’s computer ? My parents have never used a computer. Not many left of them in the rich part of the world... But lately despite of their ...
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Audio Line-In on Ubuntu/Linux Mint

I'm currently on Windows, and want to switch to Linux, but some hardware issues are preventing me. Mainly, I have a sound card that supports Line-In. On Windows, anything I plug into the line-in gets ...
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What is the best tool (and my chances of success) for recovering files from an Ext4 partition?

I have a 500GB drive. The first 100GB was an ext3 Ubuntu 9.04 installation, the last was formatted as a 400GB ext4 for storage. I had a lot of files on that 400GB partition - most weren't ...
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Good free way to clone a hard drive or a partition and send the image over the network (through FTP, Windows file sharing, “anything”)?

What I ideally would like is a free software solution which can: Boot from a CD/DVD/USB-stick and Clone a complete hard drive or a partition and Send the resulting image file over the network ...
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Change Superuser name in Ubuntu?

I mistyped my superuser. It should be "masi" instead of "maasi". I do not want to configure and install all packages again. How can I change it?