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Is that possible to route all mails sent to a mailbox to another server's mailbox

I have a Linux server that has local mail service. There are few user accounts on this server. User may send the mail to each other but that only restrict to LAN environment only. For example, I ...
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how to multi-boot/upgrade Linux from LVM-based partition

I currently have FC3 Linux which installed itself on the hard disk using LVM partitioning, so it is basically all one big partition. I would like to try some other distributions and upgrade to ...
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Could I use Ubuntu/Linux keyboard layout in Mac OS X with a PC keyboard?

I'm a used Ubuntu user on a pc, and I like the french keyboard layout because it allows me to type accentued characters easily. I found a win-fr keyboard layout but it's much like windows and not so ...
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How do I change a VMWare 1.x server's guest boot order?

I have 4 VMs on a Linux host, call them A, B, C, D running on Z. I really don't care when A and B come up, but I would like to make sure that D comes up before C. I believe that in VMWare 2.x it's ...
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Navicat 8/9 crashes my Debian/Linux

I run Debian 5 + Gnome and it seems that after I made certain updates with aptitude, whenever I run a query in Navicat ( sql program that runs on WINE ), as the results are being presented linux goes ...
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How can I specify the path to libpcap when configuring/making/installing?

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04.1 and am trying to get packet capturing working for my Bluetooth dongle using hcidump. From what I've read, libpcap must be compiled to enable Bluetooth sniffing and given ...
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dm_crypt no keyboard

I recently installed Arch Linux on a USB hard drive with disk encryption via dm_crypt. Everything is working fine on the system I set everything up on (my laptop) but when I try to boot to it from my ...
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Installing FreeBSD/mfsBSD remotely? whats up with the config?

I have a ubuntu box which I currently cannot get to since its across the continent. I need to install FreeBSD on it and it hopeless to guide onsite people through this. I looked around and found ...
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What happens when Linux Can't Find a Driver for a USB device?

In this case, according to the article: http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/6396 there are several 'handlers' for specific USB devices (ie: keyboard, mice). If a USB device has no such driver that is ...
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mount ftp host in linux file system

I tried curlftpfs and can copy files etc., but opening media files in totem or vlc fails with read errors. Any suggestions? I'd try to use gvfs-mount instead, but don't know how to pass an option ...
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Setting up a second monitor in CentOS

I have CentOS installed on my laptop. I hooked up my TV via VGA and it works, just not as I'd like it to. The left side (on the TV) is cut off, like the image is justified too far left. I want it to ...
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Backup IMAP Email Account to a Hosted Google Account

I have a vanilla IMAP account for work, and they also provisioned me a hosted Google email account. I have tried good ol' drag-and-drop migration with Thunderbird on more than a few occasions, and ...
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Ubuntu init.d script not being called on startup

I've got a script in ubuntu 9.04 in init.d that I've set to run on start on with update-rc.d using update-rc.d init_test defaults 99. All of the symlinks are there and the permissions appear to be ...
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Apps on SLAX does not run

Please, how to solve this: I've installed GIMP 2.7.1 (OS Slax), but it doesn't work. Clicking on icon doesn't start GIMP. In Shell: kdesu /usr/bin/gimp gimp: symbol lookup error: ...
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VLC tv card streaming

I'm trying to stream the output of my desktop's tv card to my laptop using vlc without success. I have on both pcs ArchLinux installed. I'm stuck here: $ cvlc ...
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Non-System disk or disk error

I have windows and linux distros on my /dev/sda. I tried to install fedora 13, but after reboot I cannot boot up to any of installed systems. I'm getting: Non-System disk or disk error ...
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How to browse other Xubuntu installation files

my hard disk has two xubuntu 9.04 installation. one installation in partition /dev/sda1 and another installation in partition /dev/sda5 if I running xubuntu installation in partition /dev/sda5, how ...
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How to delete 0 bytes files from a fat filesystem from within linux

I have an external hdd which is formatted with fat for use by both on linux and windows. The issue is that I can't delete some of the files I have which show up with size 0. Also, the modification ...
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How to add java plugin to user-mode firefox on linux

I have installed firefox to a user directory (version 3.6.10) /cache/app/firefox. I have installed java jre1.6.0_21 to /cache/app/java/jre1.6.0_21 I have symlinked ...
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Ubuntu: How to move windows in batch from one display to another?

I have several program windows open on my main display (showing on my physical screen). I've created a second display for VNC connections (using vncserver :14). Is there a way I can move all open ...
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problem accessing network through terminal

I am using ubuntu 10.04 and I am having trouble accessing my Internet through terminal, while I am able to access it through browser. In terminal, if I try to ping any server with its name, like ping ...
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Loopback mountable encryption for an existing partition image

Is there a way to encrypt an existing filesystem in a file that is mountable via loopback? I thought I had a simple plan for moving from an old notebook to a new one, but actually something does not ...
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Connect to virtual KVM machine/VNC from Xorg

I have a main Ubuntu system and a virtual Windows system, set up using QEMU/KVM. So, I can start Windows using virt-manager and connect to it using a VNC client. But what I really want to have is a ...
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Installing LILO on rEFI on Macbook which has 3 partitions: Mac OS X, Windows, Linux

My Macbook has Windows and Mac OS X installed already. I try to install Ubuntu on the unused partion and the installation is done. However, the Linux partition does not appear on the rEFI boot ...
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Writing a bash shell script for website backup

I am about to write my first shell script for backing up my server. These are the steps I have identified so far. Copy files to be backed up to /srv/backup/ run mysqldump and copy the file to ...
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Empty folder and kernel panic when trying to get SELinux working

I have very strange things with SELinux. My post may be will bit disordered, because I'm not completely understand what is going on. Before all the story, I had good and very stable Linux ...
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Looking for a small, x86 PC104 board that has data acquisition

I'd really like to find a small board (probably EBX size or smaller) that uses an x86 processor, can run Linux, has a PC/104 expansion bus, and has around 10 analogue and digital I/O ports. The only ...
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How to connect to remote desktop from Lucid Lynx (with tsclient) to XP (with UltraVNC)

I am trying to connect to my laptop using tsclient in ubuntu and UltraVNC in XP. I open tsclient in linux, enter the laptop IP and protocol = RDP, hit connect and it opens the windows logon, I can ...
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Remove/Disable USB Host controller driver

Am a quite naive user of linux. I would like to know whether there is a way in which I can remove/disable the USB Host controller driver from the kernel, without kernel compilation..Am using a custom ...
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linux mv command weirdness

can anyone tell me why when I type: mv -f ./tmp/members ./ I get: mv: cannot move `./tmp/members' to a subdirectory of itself, `./members' And moreover the correct way to move this directory? ...
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Fix Internet connection stalls (packets getting stuck somewhere?)

The wireless AP I've been using has glitched out and the two symptoms are the DHCP server no longer working, and random stalls in the connection. I can't reboot it, so I've been trying to solve the ...
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How to set a character set per application in *nix?

I am attempting to set a character set of IBM850 on slackware linux for a particular application (epic5). Im using rxvt-unicode and have setup LANG/LC_*=en_US. Now if I set the encoding to IBM850 in ...
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How can I manually generate a fake ACPI lid event from a script in linux?

I'm trying to make sure that my laptop will suspend if I unplug it after the lid is already closed, and I believe that one way to accomplish this would be to simulate an ACPI lid event when the power ...
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Cannot connect to Windows 7 shares from Ubuntu 9.04!

This has been driving me crazy!!! I updated one of my windows boxes from XP to Windows 7 and now my Ubuntu boxes cannot connect to the shares on that windows box!!!! I have done a lot of research on ...
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When I try to play an MP3 with Banshee it just shows an X

I have a fresh installation of Banshee on my machine and I'm having a hard time playing MP3's - it just puts an X icon next to the song with no description. It looked under Preferences and didn't find ...
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Cannot Mount Volume

I have two internal hard drives.I just installed Debian Lenny in the smaller 80GB. But when I try to access the other hard drive it shows: "Invalid mount option when attempting to mount the ...
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Why NetBeans ( php - remote project ) change permission of files to 0600?

I'm using NetBeans for editing some php files ( in a php project ) at remote server. all go normal, but when saving the edited file using NetBeans, the file's permissions are set to 0600 by default, ...
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Linking to lua libraries w/ codeblocks on linux

After I downloaded the source for lua, I followed the install instructions, doing... make linux install make generic install I've also done the make test and it passes, printing out Hello World, ...
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“Slave” user accounts in GNU/Linux

How to make one user account to be like root for some other user account, e.g. to be able to read, write, chmod all it's files, chown from this account to master and back, kill/ptrace all it's ...
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Linux - File was deleted and then reappeared when folder was zipped

I am using Backtrack 4 Final, which is a Linux distro that is Ubuntu based. I had a directory that contained around 5 files. I deleted one of the files, which sent it to the trash. I then zipped the ...
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How to setup a Linux laptop as a MIDI device?

Which external MIDI interface will work on Linux to use a software sequencer with an external expander.
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Font configuration on Linux dual-head configuration with DPI's at 90 and 150:

I have a laptop with a 15" screen and a resolution of 1920 X 1200 and a 22" external monitor running at 1680 X 1050. This means the laptop runs with a dpi of 150 and the monitor runs at a dpi of 90. ...
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Change the foreground color of statusbars in irssi?

I've changed the terminal colors and now irssi statusbars have white text on light blue background. I would like to change the foreground color of the irssi statusbars to black but can't figure out ...
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Eclipse And Linux: Keyboard unusable after gnome-screen-saver

I know this is not programming related. But I can't find any topics on Google or UbuntuForums. So the problem is: When gnome-screensaver starts on the moment Eclipse has the focus and I wake up again ...
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Running git-svn with cron results in garbage in .git

I've setup a git-svn repo with cron to fetch from the svn repo daily. I have a script to do the fetching, and this is what is invoked by cron. Everything is fine with the repo, and the script works ...
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Load Average runaway

Is there any way to chase down lockups and runaway load averages? Every so often (pretty randomly) I'll get my load average spike up over 5 usually to around 10-15 and sometimes as high as 75 (dual ...
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How do you turn off monitors individually in Linux, with Nvidia TwinView?

I frequently watch movies on my computer, but I have two screens. So having something displayed on the other monitor is annoying. I currently use this to turn off my monitors: xset dpms force off ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 broadcom 4312 off at boot

The card uses a momentary switch to turn on at and off and it doesn't work. I read that there is a way to have the card turn on by default on boot but I can't figure out how to do it. Any help is ...
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How to activate WIFI service on Enterprise Linux Version 5 provided from Oracle?

I have installed Enterprise Linux Version 5 provided from Oracle I am able to access Internet using network cable Please tell me how can I enable WIFI service ,so that I can use internet without the ...
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incognito livecd (gentoo based) won't recognize my hard drive?

How do i mount my hd? I looked into /etc/fstab and there's only firmware and portage there so i guess mounting won't work, i need to add my hd to fstab first?