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Problem with remoted display of java applications

I'm trying to remote display Java based development environments, such as NetBeans and IntelliJ, from a linux machine to a windows machine. When I do this, the right click functionality of the ...
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KDE: how to detect default browser?

How does one detect/get the default browser on KDE? I know that on Gnome one can use "gconftool-2 -g /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/http/command" but what about KDE?
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HTML/PDF to DOC(X) in Linux command line?

I need to convert PDF or HTML+CSS into DOC or DOCX under Linux, it can be from the command line or with a scripting language. Any idea?
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xfree86: configuration of the sound mixer

I am running Ubuntu 9.04 and I use a Logitech MX-5000 keyboard. The mediakeys on this keyboard where setup (auto-magically) with xfree86 (XF86VolumeUp, X86VolumeDown etc.). Now, I have changed from ...
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How to recover a partition accidently deleted with fdisk (Linux)?

I am using FC6 in VMware, I accidently deleted my partition by using fdisk, it told me that after the restart, the partition will be deleted. Now I lost all my important data in that drive. What are ...
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How to re-enable automatic new hardware notifications in KDE 4.2?

I turned it off because it was "spamming" me with information about plasma sound issues, but it appears that without it system also doesn't mount usb storage devices automatically. How to bring it ...
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I've got virtualbox, now what?

I've just downloaded and installed virtualbox so I can run linux on my windows computer. Where do I get the "image of a CD-ROM in an ISO file"?
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How to upgrade to Debian sid from a Ubuntu jaunty on top

I'm trying to migrate from Ubuntu jaunty to Debian sid in order to avoid changing the port every 6 months on Ubuntu. I'm planning to replace the ubuntu respo by the Debian one in /etc/apt/source.list ...
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Ubuntu option vanishes after setting up windows XP(?) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: [GRUB Problem] Dual Boot Ubuntu - XP (Ubuntu Installed First) I have installed both windows XP as well as Ubuntu 9.04 on my machine.I can choose between them using dual ...
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NFS Not letting me edit files except on mountpoint

Here's my setup; NFS server is running Ubuntu Server using nfs-kernel-server. The client is running on Mac OS X Snow Leopard. I am mounting using Finder's connect to server. It will connect fine and ...
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What's a normal copy speed between two internal hard disks?

I have a PC with two internal SATA 7,200 RPM harddisks: one is a 1 TB Western Digital, and the other is 750 GB. I'm copying data between them, but it seems to be very slow: for example, ...
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can't mount cdrom redhat enterprise 5

This is what I get when I write this command: $ mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom mount: block device /dev/cdrom is write-protected, mounting read-only UDDF-fs: No fileset found mount: wrong fs type, bad ...
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Change EUID of running process

On Linux, how can I change EUID of running process from command line (provided I have root access)?
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Linux virtualization in Windows Vista?

Is there any virtualization solutions which will allow me to run Linux on Windows Vista?
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How do you check if you're connected to a network switch?

Is there any way to tell if the computer you are currently working on is connected to a switch (edit: before it goes to a router and the internet)? Preferable on Linux, but I'm interested in answers ...
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Change Gnome popup menus / combo boxes mouse click behaviour

Whe right clicking in windows that have popup menus you can hold mouse button, wait until popup appears and release above the desired item to click it. This is different from Windows that have popup ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 x86_32 with PAE causes graphics issues, mainly slowness

I've tried the 64bit version and found I was constantly hitting a brick wall trying to get 32bit stuff to run; I'd previously used PAE on 9.04 without any issues so figured I'd give it a shot. ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 X Stuck in restart loop - I think

Trying out Ubuntu, installation went fine - upgraded to the proprietary nVidia drivers but on restart I get a login prompt and the screen is flashing really fast almost as if Xserver is trying to ...
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Use virtual drive from samba source

I wounder how could I use virtual disk (*.vdi) file located under samba (LAN) - so many of users can use same virtual machine and all software installations and updates w/o any need to sync between ...
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Get back URL from a file

Assume that i have downloaded a file in GNU/Linux using wget, the history in the terminal is cleared and i need to get back the URL from which i had downloaded the file. How do i go about? Something ...
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Preventing Ubuntu theme from changing the appearance of Firefox

How do I prevent the themes that I've installed into Ubuntu from affecting how Firefox looks? Changing the way the window looks is okay, but it's changing the way my tabs, menus and text box areas are ...
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Is the pdftotext command line tool for mac?

I would like to know if there is mac version of linux command line tool pdftotext? pdftotext
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linux dnsmasq: how do I increase the ttl?

Is it possible to dictate the TTL of resolved entries? In other words, is it possible to override the received TTL for resolved entries and make those higher? Reason: I find that dnsmasq tries to ...
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Ubuntu: is there a better file manager than Nautilus? [closed]

Is there a package readily available that can replace & enhance the functionality of Nautilus?
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Nautilus: is there a way to change a symlink using Nautilus?

Is there a way to change a symlink using Nautilus?
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What music streaming app fits my needs on Ubuntu?

I'm looking for an application to stream Internet radio on Ubuntu. I like listening to Radio Paradise while I work. Right now, I'm using Amarok. "Movie Player" sometimes refuses to open the stream, ...
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Launch files / directories using Gnome from command line

On Windows, I can launch an Explorer window from a command line via "start (dirname)". And this will also launch applications associated with a particular file extension, so I can do "start ...
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Is there a ClipX eqivalent for Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Clipboard manager for Ubuntu? I'm looking for an application that allows me to store multiple items in the clipboard. On Windows I use ClipX for that. Do you know such a ...
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Remove Audio stream from XVID files

I have a bunch of Xvid files that each have an audio stream that I do not want. How can I strip the audio track I don't want using the Linux command line? I don't need the whole script (loop), ...
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Can I put comments in a sftp batch file script?

I'm using sftp batch scripts to automate some file transfers. Is there a syntax for putting comments in the batch files? For example: sftp -b mybatchscript.sftp nick@server Where ...
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Optical drive failing to mount, yet can be read from

I've had this problem for a while, but have only recently really tested what works and what doesn't, and it's frightfully confusing. Here's my drive situation (Sony Vaio FE890 running ArchLinux): ...
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Grub problem with dual boot Ubuntu & XP (Ubuntu installed first)

I had Ubuntu installed and I installed XP. I tried to be able to dual boot them by running an Ubuntu live cd and running ~ $ sudo grub grub> root (hd0,0) grub> setup (hd0) But now when I ...
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How to avoid “Connection Refused” error while using PuTTY?

I just installed Linux on my computer and tried connecting to it using PuTTY. The problem is that I keep getting "Connection Refused". Is there a simple fix, or is it something bigger?
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Microsoft ebook format (lit) on Linux

I'm looking for a program to open a Microsoft ebook file (.lit) on Linux. It's ok if the program just exports the contents to a .txt (formatted or not). The best solution would be a converter to some ...
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Problem connecting to PPTP VPN in Ubuntu 9.10

I have a VPN client configured for using PPTP under Ubuntu 9.10 (the alpha version, but fully up to date). The configuration has everything enabled except for EAP (I found I had to uncheck that to ...
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Linux /usr/bin file disappears after reboot

I have moved an executable binary into /usr/bin. This worked, allowing me to run the program as expected. However, after the next reboot, I noticed the command did not respond, and when I checked ...
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How can I obtain the bitrate of a video from a command line in Linux?

What is a good command line tool to get the video bitrate of a divx or xvid avi file for linux?
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Static IP for up VPN?

To setup a VPN is it necessary to have a static IP? Also VPN is a new concept to me any help (guides) and tips for setting up a VPN Server and Client in Windows (Xp and 7) (alternatively Linux ...
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zfs setup question

Currently I have a linux storage box and server with 4x750gb harddrives in raid-5 with ext3. I have ordered 3x1.5tb disks to upgrade this. Here is my planned upgrade: Backup: Format the 1.5 tb ...
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Triple (3) Monitors under Linux

I have a 3 monitor setup (each 1680x1050) via an Nvidia NVS440 (2 GPUs, 2 outputs per GPU totalling 4 outputs); this works fine under Windows XP,7 but caused considerable headaches under Linux (Ubuntu ...
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Can a CD “autorun” Shutdown/Reboot to a Linux LiveCD from within Windows?

I have a project involving a Linux Live CD. My users hate manual reboot, which from windows means selecting shutdown, waiting through the reboot process, finding the Boot menu key (usually F10 or ...
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How can I find out what makes Firefox segfault?

Firefox has started segfaulting when using my default profile. If I run it in safe mode, it runs OK. So I know the segfault probably comes from an extension or from some custom setting. The problem is ...
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Emacs 22 (GTK) cannot be installed on your computer type (i386)

when i was trying to install emacs on Linux Ubuntu .I used to search emacs in add/Remove search toolbar it shows Emacs 22 ..i have double clicked that emacs it shows the following error. Emacs 22 ...
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How to install Emacs (Text editor) on ubuntu Linux

I have tried to install emacs from source that I downloaded from the internet. For that first I have chosen a path like: /home/anand/emac/emac-23.1 (where emac-23.1 is the extracted file) Then I ...
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Where can i find the actual location of the pthread.h file in Linux?

I am working on something and I needed to dig inside the implementation of the pthread_create() function of POSIX threads in Linux. Where can I find the actual location of the pthread.h file or the ...
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Triple boot Snow Leopard, Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows 7 on 13" Macbook Pro

I have a 13" Macbook Pro (5,5) running Snow Leopard that I would like to triple boot Snow Leopard, Windows 7, and Ubuntu 9.10 on. I am running an 80 GB Intel X-25M as my primary drive and I want to ...
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finding L2 cache size in Linux

I wanted to know how to find L2 cache size in Linux... for L1 cache size, I am doing the following pico /proc/cpuinfo what about L2 cache size?
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Xerox DocuColor 242 printer and Linux

I have a Xerox DocuColor 242 printer, and I'm trying to make it work properly from Linux (Debian and CUPS). When I point my browser to the printer's built-in webserver, it says "EFI Fiery". I think ...
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What is directory “//”?

On various linux machines you can cd / and cd // The shell will say the current directory is '/' or '//' after using the corresponding command. So the question is: What is the difference ...
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What kernel modules are required for wi-fi to work?

My custom-built 2.6.32 kernel cannot connect to any WPA-protected network. The kernel includes (probably?) everything that should be needed for wifi, including IPv4 network support (IPv6 is ...