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Dropbox to sync *nix home folders

I'm using a Linux machine at work, and started using at home in a VM for some home development. I have a vimrc and a bashrc with some configuration, that are useful for both machines. What is the ...
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Linux compatible touchscreen monitor [closed]

Can anybody recommend a linux compatible touchscreen monitor, the criteria are: 19inch or greater 1920x1080 or better only single touch required be able to operate in portait mode We currently ...
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Windows clients not using NTP server provided via DHCP

I have a network consisting mostly of Windows Vista and 7 clients and an Ubuntu server. The server provides both the DHCP and NTP services through dhcp3-server and openntpd. In my dhcpd.conf, the ...
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Why does changing a truecrypt password take such a long time?

I am changing the password of a truecrypt file container. This takes around 1 minute. Why? time truecrypt --text --change /tmp/user1.tc --keyfiles= --new-keyfiles= --password=known ...
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Simulating a low-bandwidth, high-latency network connection on Linux

I'd like to simulate a high-latency, low-bandwidth network connection on my Linux machine. Limiting bandwidth has been discussed before, e.g. here, but I can't find any posts which address limiting ...
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Restricting access to a subdirectory on linux

I'm looking for a way to make a directory accessible only to its parent directories. That is, suppose you have two directories, A and B, at the same level in the file hierarchy. Now suppose that you ...
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How to disable ^C from being echoed on Linux on Ctrl-C

When I press Ctrl-C in any pseudoterminal (xterm, gnome-terminal, rxvt, text console and SSH) in Karmic Koala, the string ^C gets echoed to the terminal in Ubuntu Karmic Koala. This hasn't happened in ...
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Installing a program on Linux: providing a short command

Suppose you're distributing a program to run on Linux, call it Foo, and the program executable is called foo.exe (because it's a CLR program so it runs under Mono) and it needs a couple of DLLs in the ...
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Virtual machine on ubuntu

I have configured a virtual machine on Ubuntu with the help of below article, https://help.ubuntu.com/9.04/serverguide/C/libvirt.html I managed to finish all the parts except the major portion ...
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Command to find the source package of a binary?

I know there's a which command, that echoes the full name of a binary (e.g. which sh). However, I'm fairly sure there's a command that echoes the package that provides a particular binary. Is there ...
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Multiple interfaces to one IP address?

At present, I have: a Netgear router with DHCP off at 192.168.0.1 my computer eth0 at 192.168.0.2 wlan0 at 192.168.0.2 The wlan0 interface always connects to the router, while the eth0 interface ...
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Is it possible to be a Linux professional studying on your own? [closed]

I read economics at university(nothing to see with linux, isn't it? :P). I have some basic knowledge about booting process, Linux Kernel compiling from source and stuff like that. But of course I ...
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sound volume increase beyond 100% whenever possible on linux

Some audio output from files or streams is too low. It is obvious that hardware is able to play the same sounds but louder but because of the data it just plays it at some low level even at 100% ...
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On Linux/Unix, does .tar.gz versus .zip matter?

Cross-platform programs are sometimes distributed as .tar.gz for the Unix version and .zip for the Windows version. This makes sense when the contents of each must be different. If, however, the ...
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Linux Mounting Problem

I have an Iomega Network Attached Storage device on my Windows network. I am trying to use a clonezilla live USB flash drive to backup my netbook to my Iomega Network Attached Storage device. The ...
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Is there a standalone Flash Player for Linux?

I would like to download a Flash game and play it without using Firefox under Ubuntu Lucid - any ideas how? I can download the game fine, I'm just wondering how to play it without Firefox. Is there a ...
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How to ACTUALLY install Java on Linux?

I have a Ubuntu Server. From the terminal, how should I install JDK? In this guide it says to use this command: sudo apt-get install sun-java6-bin sun-java6-jre sun-java6-jdk But on Suns website, ...
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Mac/Linux Dual Boot

I trying to create a dual boot of linux and mac without bootcamp. But I'm nervous that I'll screw up or lose my data. In disk utilitys I made a 45gig partion called linux but I dont know how to ...
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Ubuntu most menu items dark-on-dark

Since to ubuntu 10.04 upgrade move of my drop-down menus have been dark-on-dark text, which becomes readable (changed background) when selected. I don't know what's causing this but it's a problem on ...
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Performance impact of running Linux in a virtual machine in Windows?

I'd like to know what performance impact I could expect running Linux in a virtual machine in Windows. The job I need Linux for is heavy and almost non-stop code compilation with GCC. Dual-boot ...
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Remove down arrow from folders in personal toolbar in Firefox

In Linux version of firefox (specifically in my case Debian's rebranded Iceweasel), folders of bookmarks in the personal toolbar show a little down arrow on the right of the name. It serves no real ...
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splitting and merging two files in linux

My first question is how to split two files like big.zip.1 big.zip.2 then, my second is how to merge them like windows in windows, i can use copy /b in linux, cat big.zip.1 > big.zip cat ...
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How to configure a Linux kernel based on the modules currently in use?

I'm willing to build a minimal kernel with only the needed things for my machine; so I started by compiling the kernel from the ground up, using the default configuration and adding things that I know ...
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WINEHQ - wine_gecko won't init - HTML Rendering disabled

I'm currently trying to get a windows compiled program to work through Wine to run on Linux and MacOSX. When I run the program through wine, it prompts me to install Gecko which I do. Later on in ...
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Is there any way to execute something when closing the laptop's lid?

I'm wondering if there is any way to execute a program, run some command or anything else when closing the laptop's lid. My question aims to be generic, both for Windows and Linux. Something useful ...
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Can't change permission for bash.bashrc file in Ubuntu

I'm trying to change the permission for my .bashrc file in Ubuntu but don't seem to have permission. I've tried following the example here: Open up publicity.html for reading and writing by anyone. ...
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Sharing an Internet connection with VirtualBox

I connect to the Internet using a WiMAX USB dongle. Sadly, the USB doesn't work on Linux. Can I, in principle, use VMWare or Virtualbox to install and run a Windows machine from Linux and connect to ...
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Where is my software installed in Linux?

I use whereis matlab and find: /usr/local/bin/matlab , which is a very long bash file. How can I find where matlab is installed, I mean, its installed folder. EDIT: I used the following method: ...
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Reset user passwd when you don't know it

I have a small problem. I have shared keys setup on my domain, so I never type my password to login anymore. I've forgotten my password now. This is a problem because only my user can sudo. Password ...
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Problems in starting mysql server

I'm trying to start the mysql server on fedora 12. service mysqld start gives me an error: MySQL Daemon failed to start. Starting MySQL: [FAILED] More details ...
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MySQL server fails to start on Fedora 12

I installed MySQL using yum install mysql on Fedora 12. Now how do I start the server? [root@localhost init.d]# which mysql /usr/bin/mysql [root@localhost init.d]# mysql --version mysql Ver 14.14 ...
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How do I create a relative symbolic link in Linux?

I need a symlink that resolves relative to the directory it is placed in. What command is used to create such a thing?
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How can I automatically start an application after login in Kde4

I am using Kde 4.4 and I would like to start one of the applications automatically after every login to the system. How can I configure it? I remember I managed to find a dialog window in one of the ...
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Getting a joystick's path in Windows

On Linux, I can access my joystick with the following path: /dev/input/js0 Is there a similar way I can access my joystick on Windows?
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How does Azureus get my firewall to open a port (Debian Linux)?

I downloaded Azureus (a bittorrent client) for Debian Linux, and I notice that Azureus got my firewall (a Verizon wireless base station) to open a TCP and UDP port forwarding for it, without my having ...
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Linux distro structure

It seems either I am not looking in the right places or documentation is scarce. Where to find an illustration of a typical Linux distro? Something to say that this is a kernel, these are the ...
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Best linux distro for cuda development [closed]

Can someone suggest the best linux distro for CUDA development. The reason why I'm asking is that I tried installing the latest cuda SDK in Fedora 12, and it was a real pain in the neck. It took me 8 ...
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What percentage of computers today are *nix based? [closed]

Do you know some source that has statistics/estimations about this? Any sound guesses?
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How to add usbnet driver to the Linux kernel?

I want to add usb network support to a real-time Linux distribution we're using at work. USB devices are recognized, but when connecting a usb network adapter no network interface is created. From ...
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Minimal Linux distribution with sshd and apt

When I signed up for my Debian Linux VPS hosting and first logged on and invoked ps, there was the only user process running: sshd. As I can see, this was minimal Linux with only two things installed ...
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Disaster - partitions lost, data seemingly alive, how to recover?

I've used TestDisk and it's written my old partition structure of a ~20GiB partition for Vista, ~25GiB partition for 7 (but it now shows up as unallocated) and a ~400GiB partition for documents. What ...
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Will these instructions work when turning of journaling on an ext4 SSD?

I have an Acer Aspire One with an SSD for storage. I recently installed Ubuntu on it and chose ext4 for my filesystem. Then I read that journaling on an SSD isn't the best idea, so I will try to ...
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Howto unzip “.xz” file with 7z and lzma

I tried to uncompressed a "*.xz" file with both 7z and lzma. But they gave me such message: $ 7z x myfile.fq.xz 7-Zip 4.57 Copyright (c) 1999-2007 Igor Pavlov 2007-12-06 p7zip Version 4.57 ...
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Simplest way to dual boot Linux on a Vista laptop

I have a 64bit Vista laptop with no CD drive (and no intention of buying one). What is the simplest way (if any) for me to dual boot Linux (I don't care what version as long as it's not too old...and ...
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How to set up an apt repository?

I am interested in setting up an apt repository on my server to host some of my packages. How would I go about doing this? It's a shared server. Basically, I want to do what Google did in regards ...
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Remote edit with local editor (Linux)

I have a server I can ssh into, and I am also running Ubuntu. How do I edit this remote file using any program I have installed on my local Ubuntu, without copying it to local, editing it, and copying ...
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How to report a bug against Ubuntu's upgrade process?

I just upgraded to lucid and discovered a nasty bug. It prevents the system from booting and took me hours to resolve. Now I'd like to report it along with the workaround I found. The only problem is: ...
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Real player plugin for Linux

What is the best way to install a plugin capable of playing real videos for Debian Linux? In particular I want this web page to run correctly under Iceweasel and Chrome: ...
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Redirect input from one terminal to another

I have sshed into a linux box and I'm using dvtm and bash (although I have also tried this with Gnu screen and bash). I have two terminals, current /dev/pts/29 and /dev/pts/130. I want to redirect ...
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Windows Vista not booting after deleting a partition

My cousin just deleted his Linux partition and another smaller partitio nand now Windows is not booting, no he does not have the recovery disc. When Windows tries to boot it goes to "GRUB" and says ...