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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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What is a ZFS legacy mount point?

I am trying to understand the way ZFS works when I do for example, a snapshot. When I use zfs list on machine I get some mount points and some paths. For example I get something like that: ...
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Debian shutdown takes a long time (RAID/crypt related)

I'm running Debian Jessie and recently my shutdown has been taking a long time. When I sudo shutdown -h now I'm sent to a blank screen except for a blinking cursor which sits for ~30 seconds. It ...
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Auto mount domain shares based on domain user groups

We are currently working getting some Linux computers integrated into our Active Directory domain at work. I have pretty much gotten everything set up but I am trying to figure out how to get Linux to ...
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Multi-boot encrypted operating systems on EFI

I'm getting ready to "redo" my desktop computer, encrypting all of my partitions as I install the operating systems. I currently boot with EFI. I'm looking to install both Ubuntu 12.04 (really ...
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How to stop existing user appearing in lastlog?

-l, --no-log-init is available in useradd, but not in usermod. How can I modify a user in this manner? And how does it work anyway?
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SSH connection not possible in local network

Today I realized a very strange thing: I have a server (running Ubuntu Server 12.04.4 LTS) in my local network whose SSH port is accessible via the internet (I can connect to it using ssh ...
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Extra keyboard for hotkeys - Linux

I found how to have different layouts on 2 different connected keyboards here, but I want to re-map the keys on a second keyboard for web development. Preferably, I'd have keys that would type out ...
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Should the CPU usage go up to 100% when swap happens on Linux

I had been running a demo system on Linux with the following kernel: 2.6.32-400.1.1.el5uek #1 SMP Mon Jun 25 20:25:08 EDT 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux And as soon as swap happens, the CPU ...
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OpenVPN, L2TP, or PPTP client that is a SOCKS5 server | linux

I need an OpenVPN, L2TP, or PPTP client for Linux - don't care which - that acts as a SOCKS5 server on the local machine. It should not set up tunnel interfaces or anything like that, it should just ...
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Use SYSLINUX to boot from a separate device

I have a laptop with no harddrive that I'm booting from a modified persistent LiveCD thumbdrive, but performance is terrible due to the low speed of the thumbdrive. I also have a class-10 SD card of ...
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Linux: What is causing high interrupt activity for IRQ 23 (ehci_hcd)?

I run gkrellm to monitor my workstation. Total CPU usage usually runs 0-1% at idle; when there is activity, it's usually cyan-colored (user space). It was running clean this morning. A couple hours ...
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Semaphores leftovers on linux machine

While managing large Linux servers environment I see sometimes machines reaching their IPC limits, more specifically, semaphores leftovers: Linux #ipcs -u | grep -B2 sema ------ Semaphore Status ...
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Send email alert when receiving mail on a different address

I currently have 3 email addresses for various things (university, work, personal - all gmail addresses) - I'm trying to stay notified of new emails in all three, but the widely-used methods aren't ...
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Linux Box Internet Speed

I have encountered a weird problem with my Centos6 Server, currently I have install Centos6.4 on a 64bit support CPU with 8GB of RAM and 500GB HDD. Just went to check on the internet this morning and ...