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character encoding in linux systems

I have web page its charset is 8859-9 and it was prepared in windows with char encoding ascii. from ftp access, I am opening it via gedit in ubuntu then turkish chars changes like (turkish ı became ý)....
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Unable read EDID on CRT-0 (VGA port) - Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT

My work laptop is a Dell Vostro 1500. It has a Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT gpu. I always like having a second monitor plugged in, but it never detects monitor resolutions correctly. In the Xorg.0.log, I ...
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How do I get my CPU fan to stop spinning when idle?

I have a PC which I built ~3 years ago which had been running smoothly and silently until recently. Now, the CPU fan likes to spin up to 1200-1500 RPM even when it's idle, which is rather annoying. ...
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What is the difference between startx and init 5?

When I run the command startx it launches me immediately into Gnome without having to login and if I attempt to go back to the command line interface by typing in the comamnd init 3 in the x-terminal ...
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What happens if I were to hit CTRL-ALT-F7 without starting the x server?

At the moment all I see is the message INIT: Sending processes the TERM signal. What does this mean?
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How can I tell Windows or Linux to put a specific (PCI[e]) device into sleep/off (D3) state?

How can I tell Windows or Linux to power a specific device (e.g. USB controller, network card, video card) down, that is put it in the D3 state? From the very little I know about ACPI and such, the ...
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How to remote access Windows from Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Access windows box from linux Is there a way to remote access a Windows 7 machine from Ubuntu Linux using RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol)? I use "mstsc.exe" for Windows to ...
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Upgrading software packages from CLI in Linux from some online repo

I am on CentOS and have tried the following: [root@XMPP tigase]# rpm -Uvh MySQL-server-5.5.15-1.linux2.6.x86_64.rpm error: open of MySQL-server-5.5.15-1.linux2.6.x86_64.rpm failed: No such file or ...
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How to extract architecture part from kernel naming

I kept bumping into it all the time, only now when I need it I can't find it anywhere! What architecture is the kernel of my machine? 2.6.18-194.el5
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Linux: Is there a non-root shell command to find if a user account is enabled or not?

Is there a non-root shell command that can tell me if a user's account is disabled or not? Please note that there is a fine distinction between LOCKING and DISABLED: LOCKING is where you prepend ! ...
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Executor/Launchy alternative for Linux?

I am a new Ubuntu user and am looking for an alternative to Executor or Launchy, both keystroke launchers. I have tried Gnome DO which is very similar to Launchy and it's good but I still miss ...
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Keyboard layout based on scancodes?

I would like to make a new keyboard layout in Linux that moves the modifier keys around. The problem is that this needs to be an xkb layout, because I still need to be able to switch to the Qwerty ...
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Change default mount group of USB drive in ubuntu

I have a shared, family computer which has USB drives attached to it. Multiple users can be logged in, that sort of thing. All of the users have been added to "Access external storage devices ...
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Is there an open source software to run a 802.1x authenticator (ie. NAS) within Linux? [closed]

I have the following setup: ____________ [Windows PC1] ---------| | | Linux Box |----------[Internet] [Windows PC2] ---------|____________| ...
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Ubuntu 11.04/10.10 or Scientific Linux 6/6.01 [closed]

I am going to install either Ubuntu 11.04/10.10 or Scientific Linux 6/6.01 but I don't really know which one to choose? I want: the best environment for web development the least hassle to use/...
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Is there a way to use wget to download a site and ALL of its requirement documents including remote ones

I want to do something simular to the following: wget -e robots=off --no-clobber --no-parent --page-requisites -r --convert-links --restrict-file-names=windows somedomain.com/s/8/...
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Cleaning and housekeeping Linux computer hard disk

I started using Linux recently. On windows (which I've used all my life) to keep the HD tidy there are several tools, e.g. disk cleanup and defragger. On Linux what should I do to tidy up a hard disk. ...
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Access to NTFS volume from KNOPPIX live cd

Im trying to recover some data from my friends laptop, since it wont boot from the harddisk anymore. From the knoppix cd i can find harddrive but when i try to access it im asked for a password. ...
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Login as root in Debian UI

I have built a web application in Windows which uploads and then deletes a file. When I deployed my war file in Debian Linux to Tomcat server, it allows me to upload the file and save it in the file ...
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How to get I/O usage by process in Unix? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux: Is there something similar to "top" for I/O? I am trying to do some CPU intensive operation on a Linux machine and it is showing very high load. I want to ...
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Easy, but production-ready process monitor in Linux/Unix [closed]

I am looking for a simple process monitor for my account in a popular VPS. I loved Supervisor and Monit, but they seem overkill for me. I want something that runs as a daemon (So my VPS account can ...
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'at' not working on Kubuntu[Linux]

I'm new to Linux. And I tried using the at command to echo "Hello" after 2 minutes and I saw the following. -$ at now + 2 minutes -at> echo "Hello" -at> <EOT> job 7 at Tue Aug 9 23:59:00 2011 ...
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Web Hosting at home on Old Hardware [closed]

This is a re-make of this interesting question. I've rephrased it slightly to avoid pulling aggro and to provide some quality information, as I've pondered this before, but only JUST ran the numbers.. ...
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How do you redirect wget to standard out?

I have a crontab that wgets a PHP page every five minutes (just to run some the PHP code), and I want to send the output to standard out. I couldn't find it in the wget manual. I'm looking for ...
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Does most hardware have dedicated or generic drivers for Linux? [closed]

Linux supports a wide variety of hardware nowadays, like modems, net adapters, printers and storage devices. Do most of them have dedicated drivers for a particular model (provided by the ...
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Is there a Linux tool for changing DOS/Windows file attributes?

I often use a Linux LiveCD (or Puppy on a pen drive) to disinfect Windows machines that are infested with various malware. However, once the malware is gone, you still need to deal with the ...
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Where to look when the system crashes or something else horrible goes down?

My Linux Mint workstation is acting funky, it appears to be logging me out randomly, though I'm guessing what's really happening is that the X desktop is crashing. Maybe. How do I troubleshoot this? ...
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How to do secure erase of CF card over USB in Linux?

I have a CF card I'd like to erase. My CF card reader is connected to my Linux machine via USB. How do I do a secure erase (i.e., the ATA Secure Erase functionality) of the CF card? I have tried ...
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ifconfig silently fails

I have a Fedora 14 box with an init script that attempts to staticly configure a pair of ethernet ports prior to kicking off a daemon process. The init script works as expected when manually starting ...
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How to connect FortiGate1 SSL VPN remote access from Fedora/CentOS/Ubuntu Linux?

How can i connect to FortiGate1 SSL VPN Remote Access router from Fedora/CentOS or Ubuntu/Debian? It only working with Windows Internet explorer for the moment using Vbox (But i cant use Windows only ...
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Sudo and Bash Script

If I call a bash script with sudo, for example: sudo bash script.sh Do I still have to use sudo inside the script in cases like this: sudo apt-get update
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How can I see if users are logged in over sftp?

I run a linux file server for my office and we user SFTP for remote partners to login and download files. Is there a way to see if there are any active connections or logins so I can know when it is ...
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How can I make it easier to move files from an underprivileged (user) account to a root directory in linux?

I'm sure it's been asked and answered many times, but I can't seem to find an answer. Maybe this question will link someone else to the right answer. Here's the problem: ~$ sudo ls ls: ...
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Windows XP running as a guest on Linux VirtualBox is very slow

We had an old Windows XP server running a Filemaker database on a 2.6 GHz Intel CPU, but that server died. It's been replaced by a box with two 2.4 GHz Xeon CPUs and 5 GB of RAM that's running Ubuntu ...
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Join with missing lines

Suppose I have two files that look like this: File 1: 1 x 2 y 3 z 5 l File 2: 1 a 2 b 4 c 5 c And I want to join them using the first column as a key to give 1 x a 2 y b 3 z 4 c 5 l c where ...
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Extra repos for Fedora. Confused about EPEL vs rpmfusion

I use Fedora 15. Not sure if I understand how EPEL is related to rpmfusion. Is EPEL a branch of rpmfusion or are they a completely different projects? What other major 3-rd party repositories ...
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Ubuntu “No root file system defined” after Wubi install of 11.04 on Windows XP

I'm unable to fully boot into Ubuntu 11.04 on a system that dual boots XP. XP is working and was installed first. Details below: After having problems upgrading a previously working but old Ubuntu ...
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How to make my default gateway permanent in CentOS? So that after a reboot it does not get lost

I have a CentOS running. It is important to have my CentOS available when I am remotely connected to a VPN router. I tried to add a default gateway to the VPN router, but after reboot it goes away. ...
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Using an index to make grep faster?

I find myself grepping the same codebase over and over. While it works great, each command takes about 10 seconds, so I am thinking about ways to make it faster. So can grep use some sort of index? I ...
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Download a file from a website in command line in Linux

I need to download a file from a website which has a URL formatted like: http://www.server.com/downloads/1234/ This redirects to a .zip file which has to be saved. There is also a need to ...
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Linux clear console [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Bash: Reset and Clear Commands I know about Linux command clear, but it just moves previous output from visible part of terminal window (KDE Konsole). I can still scroll up ...
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Will a Virtual Machine home web server be noticeably slower? Why or why not?

I am thinking about moving my server to a virtual machine on my Windows 7, so I dont have to use Linux. IS this a good idea? Why or why not? My major concern is that speeds will slow down. I have 5GB ...
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Single Application Linux

I'm trying to run a Linux application and all I want to run is this one application off of boot. I need networking and that's all (no display, peripherals, etc.). I want no other applications running ...
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How to show only the parent folder in the shell prompt

Whenever I go inside a directory in Linux, it shows the file path at prompt like: root@vivek-HP-Pavilion-dv6-Notebook-PC:/var/www/abc/def/ How can I change it to show short names instead?
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Renaming VLAN Interfaces in Linux

I need to know how to rename VLAN interfaces. I'm currently running Ubuntu 11.04. I'm running a networking application that takes frames on one interface applies things like delays and errors and ...
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Lightweight linux distro for web developer with slow computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lightweight GUI Linux distribution for really old computer I temporarily have to use a slow computer: 1.2 Ghz P3 384 MB RAM On my usual computer, I use Ubuntu with ...
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Linux - Mount device with specific user rights

How can I mount a device with specific user rights on start up? I still have some problems figuring it out. I would like to mount the divide with uid=1000 and gid=1000. My current entry to the /etc/...
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How do I display the source machine during a remote x session in the title bar?

In the past, when I open a gvim session on a remote machine, the title bar of gvim would show the machine name in brackets. I am not sure if this was done by the remote gvim itself, or the local ...
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Execute command inside first directory of each matched result

I am working at a client who has a project where code is a mixture of different source control systems. So a layout might be like this project/a/.svn /a/subfolder/.svn /b/.hg /c/...
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Linux: wipe hard drive to start over

I had Ubuntu on my hard drive and tried to install Arch Linux. Things got messy and I now have an unstable, unbootable machine. I feel the installation failed because there were remains of Ubuntu. I'd ...