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Linux and Windows Dual Boot

I set up a dual-boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu Server 11.10. Everything works fine until I boot into Windows. After booting into Windows, the machine reboots when I select Linux from the grub menu. ...
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Linux IrDA printing

I have a USB IrDA that I got working with my IrDA printer (SiPiX compact printer A6) on the Windows side, using default 4000000 speed and 1.0ms turn-around time (in the driver config). The USB IrDA ...
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Can't ping Linux IPv6 bridge from host

I'm using a Linux box with two network interfaces as bridge (br0) and one system (X) behind the bridge with its own IPv6 address configured. Its other end is connected to a router. The bridge ...
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Keybindings not working in Swing/AWT applications

Digging on problem with keybindings not working in PhpStorm IDE, I tried several Java applications and realized that keybindings with letter keys are not working in Swing/AWT applications on my linux ...
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My Dell laptop running Ubuntu Linux 11.10 hangs on reboot but not shutdown. How do I diagnose this?

My Dell laptop running Ubuntu Linux 11.10 hangs reliably while shutting down for a reboot, but when I shutdown, it will complete successfully. How do I diagnose this? I don't know what log files I ...
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Disable auto-open for a specific device

When I insert a flash drive, always is opened a new window of nautilus showing the content of the flash drive. Is there a form to deactivate "auto-open" option for a determinate USB device? Thanks!
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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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How to re-install kubuntu after log error

I had earlier tried to install Kubuntu 10.10 on my machine which runs Windows XP. However, the installation got aborted due to some reason and my machine restarted. Then afterwards when I tried ...
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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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VirtualBox guest fullscreen picking up wrong monitor size

I am running Xubuntu 11.04 as a Host, with a Xubuntu 11.04 VirtualBox Guest OS. I have it set up so that when I put the Guest OS in full screen, it can detect the monitor settings and resizes. ...
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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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Alternatives for Mac OS X Aggregate Device on Linux and Windows

In Mac OS X I am able to create an aggregate audio device, select, which hardware it will use to output/input sound, and, which sound channels it will use for output. The utility to do this is ...
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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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Xubuntu system broken after copying files

I was trying to copy files from one directory to another while keeping permissions for the files. The files in question where part of a rootfs built for armhf as I was trying to get 14.04 to run on my ...
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How to detect binary compatibility with the SSE4 instruction set?

I have bunch of binaries built for the SSE4 (Streaming SIMD Extensions 4) instruction set. I’d like to run them on a processor that has no support for the instruction set. It is natural that I get the ...
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Installing RHEL 7 and can't make partition while on dual boot

I've problem while installing RHEL 7 with dual boot. Windows 8.1 pro already installed and try to install RHEL 7 but while on partition segment I can't see unallocated space which was more than 100GB, ...
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GUI applications in anacron

I'm trying to run a bunch of scripts/commands every day. For this purpose I've configured a user-space anacron as explained here. Anacron is started hourly by cron: contents of ...
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RHEL 5 box constantly displaying NIC statistics on console screen, how can I disable this?

I have a RHEL 5 box that is constantly displaying nic statistics on the console screen when using the KVM. This makes it very hard to do any troubleshooting when the box goes down as these statistics ...