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Location of truetype fonts

I would like to create a small script that installs a few truetype fonts on the user's system. On my Ubuntu machine the truetype fonts are located at /usr/share/fonts/truetype. However, I'm not sure ...
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Dell Dimension running Fedora12 does a “Sleeping Beauty” and I am not a “handsome prince”!

Dell Dimension 2350 with a Pentium IV processor and integrated video and network chips running Fedora12 does a "Sleeping Beauty" and I, apparently, am not a "handsome prince"! The system puts video ...
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Set default system audio output port (for all accounts)

The default output audio port Ubuntu doesn't work on my system. It should be "Analog Mono Output/Amplifier", instead of "Analog Output/Amplifier". I can easily change that in sound preferences, just ...
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Running a web server with an encrypted file system (all or part of it)

I need a webserver (LAMP) running inside a virtual machine (#1) running as a service (#2) in headless mode (#3) with part or the whole file system encrypted (#4). The virtual machine will be started ...
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How to make pdnsd just use one probed server not to flood with server uptests?

Why pdnsd responds slowly/fails many requests to it even if it has found working upstream server? I want pdnsd to just use the DNS server {it has probed,that is proven} to work and search for other ...
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Set up Ubuntu to boot in Terminal mode with all service running

Im running a virtual linux server on a low-end system, and i wold like to configure the server to boot in terminal window and not to the Gnome log in window, this is because of the low specs on the ...
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Need suggestions for a Sigle Board Linux Computer? [closed]

I need suggestions for a single board computer, with these requirements: Runs linux Wifi (I/O module?) Does not need much computing power. I'm using it for applications like twittering when the ...
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how is the the linux console displayed to the user and how does the user go about changing the consoles display settings?

I've been searching for the last two days on trying to understand how the console displays itself to the user and how to change the console settings. I've had some luck along the way but nothing that ...
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How to upgrade XBMC Live via command line?

I've been unable to do a fresh install of XBMC Live 9.11 to my hard drive. Everytime it fails at the Install System step. But I am able to get XBMC Live 9.04.1 to install successfully. How do I ...
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Python crash issue in Fedora 12

How to fix the following issue and what's the underlying problem? Due to this problem, everything that uses python is not working. /lib/librt.so.1: symbol pthread_barrier_wait, version GLIBC_2.2 not ...
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cp command force

currently there's a xxx dir already in /home/yyy I'm trying to overwrite it cp -fr ../xxx /home/yyy/ doesn't work still prompts me to overwrite the individual files. how do I fix it?
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Linux: grab audio from a video clip

I'd like to take audio track from a video clip in FLV container and save it to something playable by portable music players. Are there any easy to use tools for that? I know how to do that using ...
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Uninstall Git completely on Ubuntu?

I installed Git on Ubuntu Lucid (latest) manually as following. cd ~/tmp wget http://kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/git-1.7.0.6.tar.gz tar -xzvf git-1.7.0.6.tar.gz cd git-1.7.0.6.tar.gz ...
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How to access a network folder in Ubuntu using the terminal

I am new to Ubuntu(and Linux for that matter) and I am trying to access files using the terminal. The network folder is on my Desktop, but when I go to the Desktop folder via the terminal, the ...
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External monitor image not centered in the screen

I'm using Xorg 7.5 on a Radeon HD4870 with the FOSS radeonhd server on my HP 6830s. The laptop has a VGA connector and I attach it to a 37" panasonic plasma TV. It works fine except for a little ...
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How to make changes in linux maintence mode

I notice when Linux boots in maintenance mode the filesystem is read-only. Is there a way to change this, perhaps remounting as writable? An example of this being a problem is that I was unable to ...
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How do you find the parent process of a zombie process?

How do you find the parent process of zombie processes? When the child process is something where the parent is not entirely obvious... Is there some way to list processes in tree format or ...
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Does mailx send mail using an SMTP relay or does it directly connect to the target SMTP server?

Suppose i send a mail using the following the following command: mailx person@x.com then does mailx first try to find out the SMTP server of my ISP for relaying the mail or does it connect ...
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How to troubleshoot a hardware problem on linux?

Just to note I am not having a problem at the moment, but have had previously so it sparked my curiosity... When a computer locks up suddenly to so caps lock flashes incessantly and the only ...
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lilo.conf questions

I use lilo, and have two different kernels. One is newer and use KMS with it. What I would like to do, is to be able to set vga=xxx for only one of the kernels. Is this possible? I would also like ...
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How to: Unlimited Bash/shell history?

Is there a way to define an unlimited history in Bash ?
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Config files for xterm

Is there any config files for xterm for default settings? For example, on my system, xterm start with black text on white background, and I want it the other way around. I can do it by starting it ...
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How can I tar ball a directory hierarchy with soft links in linux

Can you please tell me how can I tar ball/compress a directory hierarchy with soft links in linux? Thank you.
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Why no multiple instances of Firefox on Linux as on Windows?

On Windows If I run Firefox as user jack, and then try to start another instance of firefox I will be unable to, as one is already running. If I choose to run firefox as administrator, then I can ...
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modprobe -k -q (missing parameter)

well, I got the following modprobe scripts modprobe -k -q streams what does the -k parameter mean ?. is it exist in older modprobe ? I don't see -k parameter in recent modprobe. Thanks for your ...
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hard drive forensics tool for linux

I am looking for an application I used in 2001. It was a curses application that displayed devices or files in hexadecimal format, and allowed searching through them and other functionality. I can't ...
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How can I undo what I did when I accidentally booted linux host inside itself with VMware?

I'm dual booting XP and Kubuntu. I wanted to boot to my existing raw scsi XP partition inside Kubuntu, not a virtual XP instance. I accidentally booted Kubuntu inside itself. I know this is a big ...
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Check DVD region code from command line

Is there a way to get DVD region code from command line (linux/ubuntu 9.10)? I want to script this action and store the region code (and other data about DVD) in a log. EDIT: I am looking for the ...
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Automatically kill processes that over time uses 95%+ of resources? Ubuntu

I don't know about your computer but when mine is working properly no process is sucking 95%+ over time. I would like to have some failsafe that kills any processes behaving like that. This comes to ...
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How to kill a process started with a different user without being root or sudoer?

in a Linux environment, I need to kill a process which has been started by user2 if I am user1 without being sudoers or using root. Do you know if there is a way of setting that when launching the ...
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How to configure installed Ruby and gems?

My current gem env returns: RubyGems Environment: - RUBYGEMS VERSION: 1.3.6 - RUBY VERSION: 1.8.7 (2008-08-11 patchlevel 72) [x86_64-linux] - INSTALLATION DIRECTORY: /home/USERNAME/.gems - ...
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Setting alarms in Linux to alert user

I am running a few tasks in my Linux console and want to be notified by some kind of alarm, so I don't keep checking the progress of the task. Is there a way to customize the alarm by specifying ...
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A keyboard shortcut from a sequence of keystrokes for Linux

I am looking for a way to define an Emacs-style keys sequence as a keyboard shortcut in Linux - Specifically, in Gnome, but more general solutions are also acceptable. For example, I would like a ...
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Custom layout/group switching keys in Linux

I'm using Ubuntu (Karmic) and 2 keyboard layouts. Using the gnome settings, I managed to set it to switch with Alt+Shift (windows style), but I really want to limit it to Right Alt + Right Shift, but ...
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problem with zsh interactive shell

When I use zsh in interactive mode, I get some glitches. This mainly happens when the command spills over onto a new line and I use backspace, with backspace leaving behind some glitches on the screen ...
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How to: Install ubuntu 10.04 on a netbook without killing existing windows and recovery hdd

The question is in the title edit as the tags suggest, i'd like a fresh install of linux using grub2, and partition my harddrive
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LVM Extend… not sure the filesystem

I would like to extend my LVM partition. First I did lvextend -L +100G /dev/server/home Now I still have to extend the filesystem. The tutorials tell me to use resize2fs, but that only works for ...
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Switching to Linux, Need backup help

I have an existing Vista installation on my thinkpad x200 and I want to install Linux on my machine. I've done this several times already but I usually format the whole disk and dual boot on Windows ...
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Antialias not working in ubuntu lucid lynx 10.04

I have recently upgraded from karmic to lucid (plain ubuntu using gnome). Everything worked fine, but the characters now aren't anti-aliased any more, as you can appreciate from the screenshot: ...
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How can I make my PCI-E graphics card visible to Ubuntu when the motherboard has integrated graphics?

I have a Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2 motherboard with integrated graphics that shows up on lspci as an ATI Radeon 2100. I also bought a PCI-Express Nvidia graphics card so I could use the VDPAU feature on ...
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Fixing Master Boot Record From Linux After Windows Corrupts It

I bought a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop, and setup Ubuntu 10.04 to dual boot alongside Windows 7. Regrettably, when activating the wireless, I did something in Windows 7 that caused it to overwrite or ...
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Is there any small linux distribution which comes with a complete C development environment

I have installed "Damn Small Linux" on my home computer for doing C development in unix. But the distribution doesn't by default come with the C development environment and I am facing some issues ...
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How to build a cheap and fanless server [closed]

Any advice about how to build a cheap and fanless server? It's main uses would be web and file servering, but it could be a day when I'd like to add some streaming and mailing capabilities as well. ...
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Under *nix, how can I find a string within a file within a directory?

I'm using ubuntu linux, and I use bash from with a terminal emulator every day for many tasks. I would like to know how to find a string or a substring within a file that is within a particular ...
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How do I use Compiz on Linux to achieve what WinSplit revolution does on Windows?

I've used WinSplit Revolution for quite some time on Windows and have become attached to it. I'm now trying out a Linux OS (Ubuntu 10.04) and would really like to get the same functionality back ...
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SQL like group by and sum for text files in command line?

I have huge text files with two fields, the first is a string the second is an integer. The files are sorted by the first field. What I'd like to get in the output is one line per unique string and ...
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How can I mount a USB drive that's been formatted on a Mac?

Is it possible, using Ubuntu 9.04, to mount a USB HDD that's been formatted on a Mac (HFS+?) How about under windows?
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How do I run vino-server without a monitor attached in Ubuntu 10.04

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 yesterday on a headless home server. I use the server for a variety of purposes, and what I don't know how to do via SSH I've alway been able to do through VNC. ...
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Linux 'top' utility wildly inaccurate (more so for multi-CPU/core hardware)?

After using top for long time, albeit basically, I have grown to distrust its % CPU column reports. I have an 8-core (quad core Intel i7 920 with hyperthreading) hardware, and see some wild numbers ...
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How can I prevent Firefox from using bitmap fonts at certain zoom levels?

In Firefox 3.6 on Ubuntu 9.10, certain sites seem to use bitmap fonts for any fixed-width fonts, but only at specific zoom levels. This site and other Stack Exchange sites are among the affected ...