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xmodmap confusion betwen AltGR and Left Control

I'm having trouble making AltGr work on ubuntu so I can type 3rd level characters (@£§,{[],etc) it so happens that RCtrl+RAlt don't work either so I have no way of typing such characters. My RCtrl ...
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When and where does Wubi mount it's virtual disks?

My use of the wubi-new-virtual-disk command made Wubi start mounting this new virtual home disk over my /home folder. After the use of the script failed, I am left with Wubi constantly remounting an ...
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detect the start of Flash videos

I like to turn my music off when I start watching Flash videos. It used to be that Flash videos were cached in /tmp, so I could watch for them with inotify: sorghum:~% incrontab -l /tmp IN_CREATE ...
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Authentication fails when using BackTrack 5 under VirtualBox, on Airport Express

I've got BackTrack 5 running in VirtualBox on my Mac. The airport is recognized by VirtualBox as a bridged connection. BackTrack 5 is picking up the airport, and is displaying available wireless ...
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Linux service to set /proc/$pid/oom_score_adj of new processes?

Is there any available software which can be used to set the /proc/<pid>/oom_score_adj of processes after they're created, based upon the executable name and the user/group?
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Unable to install synergy on red hat 5.4

I'm trying to install Synergy on Red Hat Linux 5.4 but I'm getting the below errors: rpm -ivh synergy-1.3.8-Linux-x86_64.rpm error: Failed dependencies: libstdc++.so.6(GLIBCXX_3.4.11)(64bit) is ...
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How to create a virtual keyboard in userspace?

I'm trying to generate keypress/release events similar to those produced by typing on a physical keyboard, but from a process that isn't attached to any actual hardware.
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gdevilspie doesn't work on my PC

gdevilspie is a tool that allows you to write rules to move windows to any position as you wish when you open them. I have Ubuntu 11.04 with GNOME 2.32.1 on my PC. I like the features that ...
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Setting up a TAP device on linux

I am trying to set up a tap device to use with uIP to do some testing/development on a Linux (Ubuntu 11.04 & 11.10) PC. I've gotten as far as using tunctl from uml-utilities to create a ...
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Wine Install Total Failure

Okay I compiled Wine1.2.3 from source, with the following flags and such: sudo apt-get build-dep wine ./configure --enable-win64 make sudo make install Took forever to compile, and it does a bunch ...
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Synchronise configs on all my systems

I am looking for a tool that would "make all my (linux) systems look the same". What I mean by this, is that I use many programs that put some kind of global config file in my local home folder. Say ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 Faulty install, how do I rollback or troubleshoot?

So stupidly I allowed the upgrade of Oneiric before I thought better of it. I have gone through the installation and it has evidently bricked. Errors observed: Eternally stuck at loading screen ...
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How to downmix 6-channel DTS to stereo from the command line?

I tried command eac3to.exe src.dst dst.wav -down16 -down2 (v.3.24) but it just re-produces the same 6ch audio without any warning. Operating system: both Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Update: See a solution ...
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Linux driver for Bigfoot Killer E2100…?

I have looked around online a bit, but have not been able to find any drivers to make a Bigfoot Killer E2100 work under Linux (CentOS 6, for what it's worth). The one candidate I found required a few ...
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Error in Abiword on Linux server

I've installed Abiword on my server but whenever I try to convert a document I get the following error: ** (abiword:13263): WARNING **: Unable to open an iconv handle from codepage 0 -> UTF-8 ** ...
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How do you add a MAC-based routing whitelist with DD-WRT and the OpenVPN client?

I have an OpenVPN client set up on my DD-WRT home router which maintains a VPN into my workplace. Slight problem: I don't want random lusers who access my wireless AP to have access to my company's ...
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Why is nano ignoring the first line in files?

I've sshed into Server A and Server B from Windows Vista. I've sshed into Server A and Server B from Windows XP. In all 4 cases, when I edit a file with nano, the first line does not show up in nano ...
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Turned off system drive on netbook to update Windows, now it disappeared

I have an Asus EEE 901 Netbook. It has a 4gb "system" solid state drive (soldered to the motherboard) and an additional 32gb solid state drive as the primary slave. I have Ubuntu 11 installed on the ...
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Shoud I use ffmpeg to have videoCodecId = 2 or 7?

I am using ffmpeg to convert my video files to flv. My issue is that I want the converted flv files to have videoCodecId and audioCodecId = 2, because, I am injecting keyframes in the converted file ...
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Suspicious behaviour of twistd

Recently I installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop with all the latest updates. For the last two days I've been observing that my network traffic is showing 100% usage (max bandwidth) even when all the ...
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Swapping special keys

I am on archlinux and trying to swap the left Alt key with the left Ctrl key for my convenience in emacs as well as bash command line editing. I use the following ~/.xmodmap: remove mod1 = Alt_L ...
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Get Apple Remote (Unibody) working on Linux?

Has anyone managed to get a newer Apple Remote (Unibody, aluminium design) working on Linux? What IR Receiver are people using? I had no luck with the ones I tried...
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How to have a soft-real-time process in presense of heavily swapping IO-intensive background load?

schedtool: PID 32301: PRIO 4, POLICY R: SCHED_RR , NICE -20, AFFINITY 0xf ionice: realtime: prio 4 But the music is stumbling anyway. Background load is low prio (SCHED_IDLEPRIO, idle ...
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Multiple GNOME sessions

I'm working in a corporate network environment and am having trouble with multiple GNOME sessions. My desktop runs Ubuntu 10.10 and I would like to start another GNOME session on a remote machine ...
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Query value of button with current focus (together with xdotool) from the command line

I am using xdotool to automate some GUI usage. That works pretty well, but sometimes I want to check what button currently has focus. So I need to query the value of that button. xdotool doesn't seem ...
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using Ubuntu 10.10 I want my speakers and head phones as separate devices

I would like it if I could set my rear speaker jack, not surround sound rear, to be used as the system default only. I want the head phones, that plug into the front of my PC, to be silent, unless I ...
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How to do a real-time task with a high-load background task in Linux?

I've started recording of sound (minor CPU, memory and IO load) as schedtool -R -p 2 -e arecord -f cd > qqq5.wav And perform large compilation (high CPU load + high memory load + high IO load) ...
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How to make NVIDIA driver recognize my non-original LCD in Linux?

My laptop's screen was broken and I went to replace it with a new one, which is not made by lenovo and apparently have something different from the original one. It seems that the NVIDIA driver for ...
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svnnotify occasionally produce garbage

I run svnnotify from a Subversion post-commit hook: #!/bin/sh RECEIVERS="\ -x medical@example.com=patients/ \ -x design@example.com=gui/ \ -x devel@example.com=trunk/haxe" ...
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Likewise on Ubuntu - domain user sometimes disappears from Login Screen

I'm using Likewise to authenticate to a Windows Domain on a laptop running Ubuntu 10.04. Everything seems to be working well, except for one thing. Normally, after the machine boots, I am presented ...
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Torrents not downloading on a QNAP TS209 NAS

I have a Linux-based NAS from QNAP, which comes with a built-in torrent downloader. I have never really had reason to moan until about three weeks ago, when it suddenly stopped downloading anything. ...
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Unionfs-fuse wont map directory onto itself

So I tried to union two directories together and failed. Here is a transcript of what I tried, and based on tutorials and information I've seen from googling around, I'm pretty sure this should work. ...
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How can I get a screenshot from a not visible window of a application which uses OpenGL under X?

I am trying to make a screenshot of a not visible window under X. My first attempt was to capture the window using xwd or import (from ImageMagick). Unfortunately when window is under some other ...
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disable IPV6 on specific interface with redhat on vmware

I tried to disable IPv6 on specific interface using IPV6INIT=no on the interface script. its working great on all server accept ones that run on Vmware. any idea? im using redhat 5.2, on vmware ESX
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How to send Windows key over VNC to Linux from Windows?

Alright, so I'm running Linux with AwesomeWM on my home machine. I'm running x11vnc on that machine and I want to connect to it from a windows machine. So it suffices to say that I need the Windows ...
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How to force laptop mode on/off

root@vi-notebook:/home/vi# laptop_mode start force Laptop mode enabled, not active How to start laptop mode? It starts successfully when AC adapter is removed, but not by explicit command. The ...
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installing debian 7.6.0 on Lenovo Y50

so I'm a total noob in this GNU/Linux stuff and I was trying to install debian on my new laptop: a lenovo Y50 64bit running windows 8. I got together with a friend and installed debian in his computer ...
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Ubuntu How to configure networking to support two NICs

ifconfig shows em1, lo, and p3p1 (not connected) when the interfaces file does not include p3p1 but when I do include p3p1 and restart only em1 and lo show up with ifconfig. What am I doing wrong? ...
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How can I convert a Keynote file to another file type using Windows or Linux?

I want to take a Keynote file and turn it into a .ppt, pdf, or multiple .jpgs. How can I do this on a Windows or Linux machine I'm aware of free online converters that you can use, but I'm looking ...
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Weird IP in Linux Mint 17

I installed Linux Mint over a shared Ethernet connection from my laptop and installed my Broadcom Drivers over that shared ethernet connection, and I noticed that my Linux box is on the wrong gateway. ...
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Recovering a partition table with testdisk

I'm trying to recover a partition table with testdisk. The disk contains a dual boot Windows 8 along a Linux OS. The Linux install contains four partitions: a swap partition, the / ext4 partition, the ...
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Turn off computer automatically when there's no electricity

I'm wondering that I could not find anything useful on Google. I'm using a cheap UPS which actually prevents my computer to be turned off immediately if there are some electricity issues (they are ...
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Linux command-line utils with built-in support of multithreading

I would like to be able to compare performance of multicore computers from a point of view of a user who performs typical day-to-day tasks in Linux. My current goal is to collect a list of compute ...
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allow sudo user to execute multiple commands for only ONE file

I'm trying to allow only one user to be able to use only 'cat,head,tail' on some of the log files. What is the exact syntax to use here. I tried user ALL /bin/cat /var/log/maillog Which works ...
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How to set up a multi-user text mode in Debian wheezy 7.6?

I'd like to set up one of the available runlevels to work as a 'multi-user text mode' runlevel. Such mode available e.g. on CentOS. Another example of what I need would be what you get when you add ...
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Where is my project located on the SVN server?

I have a SVN server on a remote Pi, I have SSH access to it. I use it mainly to store revisions of web projects that I do, so I wanted to set up a continuous integration environment, so that every ...
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Turn all workspaces into windows or split screen to show several workspaces at once

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm a long time Windows user, I was used to have a lot of windows open at the same time, I was told I could use workspaces in linux to replace the need for ...
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Linux tells me a serial port is in use, but it isn't

On CrunchBang linux (Debian variant), I have a COM port on ttyS0, which I'm trying to use with an NFC device. libnfc responded that it couldn't see any NFC devices, so I tried directly opening the COM ...
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virtualbox VM host-only interface and vpn interplay issue

I'm having some weird connectivity issues when combining a masqueraded virtualbox VM with a connection over a VPN. The setup: - I have a virtualbox VM on my machine - This VM has connectivity issues ...
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Which filesystem to choose in sparse files?

I have the problem, that I want to save backups to a NAS. Unfortunately the NAS is only avalable as CIFS network share (plus root SSH access). I do not want to modify anything in the configuration ...