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How do I make “bash -x” (debug mode) recurse into sourced scripts?

I'm trying to debug what bash does on login initialization for Linux. I've read that "bash -x" will make bash print out what it's doing, but it doesn't print commands in sourced files like "set -x" ...
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Suspend only works once after full power cycle with Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3

This one is strange. I can't seem to get suspend working more than once per power cycle. When I say "power cycle," I mean the only way to get one proper suspend is to cut power from the power supply ...
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Estimating compressed file size using a list parameter

I am currently compressing a list of files from a directory in the following format: tar -cvjf test_1.tar.gz -T test_1.lst --no-recursion The above command will compress only those files ...
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Is there a way to do rich text formatting with regexes?

I'm trying to edit a large public domain text for publication. One of the things I have to do is make each paragraph's heading bold. Since the heading always begins with an open-paren and ends with a ...
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start ubuntu service as user

I am trying to create a service in ubuntu server, whitch I need to start as a user. Main reason I need to do that is that I need to call it from www(php script). lets say I got this script called ...
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Bind actions to mouse motion in linux (X)?

Is anyone aware of way of binding actions to some key combination + mouse motion? Primary idea would be lets say if alt is pressed and mouse is moved - it would act like scroll wheel (sending scroll ...
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New netbook with Linpus - unable to download programs

I'm a beginner Linuxer. Just bought Acer Revo netbook which came preinstalled with Linpus - which doesn't come with the standard Linux package manager and I'm unable to download and install any apps. ...
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Replace bash shell with python program's cmdline interface

I have a program which uses python's cmd module for command line interfaces. Now I want it to run on my Linux server whenever any normal user logs in to it, in a way that user never gets the default ...
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OpenVPN access to a private network

There are many similar topics about my issue, however I cannot figure out a solution for myself. There are three hosts. A without a routable address but with an Internet access. Server S with a ...
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“Broken packages” installation error in Ubuntu

When I'm trying to install subversion on a Ubuntu machine using command sudo apt-get install subversion, it's throwing the follwoing error. ~$ sudo apt-get install subversion [sudo] password for ...
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Why is my tcp window size going to zero when using VIM over VPN

I use a mac os laptop over a typical (i.e. crappy) wireless home network and connect to work over a VPN. I ssh into the linux (ubuntu) desktop I have in my office at work. (When I say, "I ssh": I ...
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UPnP Control from terminal

I would like to be able to control a UPnP Router from the terminal in linux. I don't mind what language the software is in, but Ruby/Python/PHP would be preferable.
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Why doesn't my HDMI connector output sound to my TV?

I have a Sony Vaio laptop which is running Ubuntu 10.10. I have switched the sound settings so that the output is to HDMI stereo, but I'm still getting no sound when playing YouTube. I have a Samsung ...
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Alternate traffic through multiple interfaces on Linux

I have a VPS with three IP's. I am trying to setup the network configuration to allow round robin usage of the three IP's for outgoing requests (downloads into VPS). How do I change the following ...
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cron job not executing

I have a cron job that is supposed to run a script every 15 minutes. */15 * * * * /path/to/script.sh I checked in three hours later and found that the script never ran, even once. Earlier I tried ...
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Install Linux mint with Raid

My MB supports fake raid (Intel DH67CL motherboard). But I was using the system in 'software raid' as I could not correctly set up fake raid in Debian. Now, I decide to use Linux Mint 12. During the ...
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Technical reasoning behind Android SDK requiring a downloaded driver

I've started down the path of tinkering with my Android phones. What's curious to me is that during the bootloader unlocking process if you're on Windows you are required to download and install ...
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Unable to change default OS

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10, Linux Mint and Windows 7 in my system. I tried to set Windows 7 as my default OS but Linux Mint remains as default. I tried to change the order through StartUpManager in ...
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Freeze on boot, lightDM will not start

Having recently installed ubuntu 11.10 on a new computer after approximately a week of use I experienced a freeze on start-up. I think some updates where installed on previous session but I can't ...
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Linux-based instant replay solution?

I've been tasked with building a Linux-based instant replay machine for my University's athletics department. Output from this machine will potentially be broadcast, not just viewed by ...
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Using pdfedit in linux, how do I enable the “draw rectangle” function?

I'm using pdfedit on Linux. I want to draw a rectangle over a document, but the "draw rectangle" menu item is grayed out, and the "draw rectangle" tool on the toolbar is grayed out. I have read the ...
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How can I prohibit executable files in a Samba share?

I want to setup a Samba share for file sharing in my intranet. Is there any way to prohibit some kinds of files (e.g *.exe) from being uploaded to the share folder? How can I force the user to ...
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How do I disable USB ports while running from a USB stick?

I want to make a bootable Linux image for a USB stick. For security reasons, I want to disable any other USB ports on the computer. Is this possible? If so, how can I configure it? Let's assume I'm ...
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Linux PPTP VPN and gateway woes

I have an Amazon Linux machine running in an Amazon EC2 instance. I am connecting to my office's VPN as follows: sudo pppd pty "pptp pptp.<DOMAIN>.com --nolaunchpppd --loglevel 2 --debug" file ...
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LMDE detects a wireless card, but can't use it

LMDE can see my wireless card, and correctly identifies it, but it refuses to let me turn it on through the shiny graphical interface. Is there a way to use the non-shiny terminal to turn on my ...
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linux - sound from different apps going to different speakers?

My computer has a headphone jack on the front and back of it that have the same output. Is it possible to have music going to the front headphone jacks and white noise sound going to speakers from ...
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Streaming a wmv file with mms protocol in Linux

I am attempting to stream lectures via the MMS protocol (mms://xxxx/xxx/xxx.wmv) in Windows and Linux Mint 11. In Windows, this is no problem using Windows Media Player. In Linux, however, I have to ...
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Moving Win7 partition to other disk using Linux: how can I have win7 boot again?

I recently got a new notebook which came with Win7 preinstalled. I'm not a Windows guy (all Linuxes here) but I decided to keep it just in case. The problem is that the notebook came with a 5400rpm ...
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How does Nautilus mount a partition as normal user?

I can only run the mount command with superuser privileges. How can Nautilus do the same with normal access? How do things work inside?
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High latency when writing big files. How to prevent more-than-second page faults when quickly filling up FS?

When I do cat /dev/zero > /some/file all processes tends to become slow (even non-IO related). latencytop shows "Page Faults" are more than 2 seconds. Swap is not used. Adjusting vm.dirty* does ...
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Are there long term support distros that offer Gnome 3 as their primary desktop environment?

Are there long term support distros that offer Gnome 3 as their primary desktop environment? I know ubuntu offers native Gnome3, for example, but since the focus of Ubuntu is on Unity, I'd be afraid ...
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ssh X-forwarding display problems

Recently a server that hosts some gui applications I run through ssh X forwarding from my local machine, was updated to Centos 6 and ever since then, I've had problems running some but not all ...
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How to get a notification when an audio jack is connected

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04. There is no notification generated when an audio jack is connected/disconnected. Is there any method to get such a notification?
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Enable logging for OpenOffice daemon sOffice.bin

We have problems converting a document with the openoffice daemon sOffice.bin. Where can I find / enable logfiles for this process?
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How can I hide a user from the who listing?

Is it possible for a non-root user to hide themselves from the output of who/w, so that they can be logged in without other users seeing it? I think that the file /var/run/utmp might have something ...
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Add Windows Vista to the grub menu

I had Windows Vista installed on my computer and created a partition to install Fedora 15. I chose the option to install fedora on any free space, so it should have installed on the empty partition. ...
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Can't ping another Teredo client behind the same NAT

I have 2 computers that are about as similiar as they can be Both run Fedora Linux 15 x64 Both are behind the same IPv4 only NAT (my house) Both run Miredo (Teredo Tunneling) and have unique ...
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How to do secure erase of CF card over USB in Linux?

I have a CF card I'd like to erase. My CF card reader is connected to my Linux machine via USB. How do I do a secure erase (i.e., the ATA Secure Erase functionality) of the CF card? I have tried ...
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How to stop my mouse from moving through the right edge of the screen on Kubuntu?

I just installed Kubuntu. The hardware includes two current generation ATI graphics cards in crossfire configuration. I have only one monitor plugged in. Kubuntu's Display and Monitor settings ...
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Why does my keyboard's “F-lock” button turn itself off?

My keyboard has dual-function F-keys -- each F-key has a word printed across the top (e.g. F5 says "Open"). I presume that on a MS OS these are mapped to these common operations. To use these keys as ...
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Clipboard management like Linux in Windows

In Linux, if I select a text I can paste it in another place with a click of middle mouse button and there is no need to right click and copy or using ctrl+c hotkeys for doing so. Also the selected ...
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Improving the look of applications forwarded over X on a Mac

I use a Mac, but do all my development on a remote Linux machine which I access over SSH. Recently I've started using X forwarding to show some of the remote machine's graphical applications in ...
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Remount rootfs read-only

I am having a very strange error on an embedded ARM board (poky, kernel 2.6.35). I try to remount / read-only because the device sometimes reboots (hardware watchdog) and I want to avoid file system ...
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Is there any way to find how RAM my VPS uses on average?

I have a VPS system with 768MB RAM. Is there any way to find out what the average amount of RAM I normally use is which processes normally use high RAM and CPU so that I can see if i need to ...
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dhclient overwriting resolv.conf

I'm setting up virtual dev environments and I want the hostname.domain to be something specific, eg- "barney.local". However my /etc/resolv.conf file keeps getting nuked because i'm using DHCP. I ...
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Untouchable disks via Disk Utility and GParted

I have what I think are hybrid GUID/MBR disks that I created by splitting already MBR/NTFS disks via GParted, leaving unallocated space, then creating HFS partitions within OS X from the unallocated ...
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How to compare the files differences between 2 virtualbox snapshot?

How to compare the files differences between 2 virtualbox snapshots? Best regards Daniel Gartmann
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Cannot ssh into Ubuntu guest on Virtualbox 4.0.4 on Windows 7

I have an Ubuntu guest installed on Virtualbox 4.0.4 running on Windows 7 Home Premium. I have two firewall rules for Vbox which allow any, any inbound for both TCP and UDP and those rules have edge ...
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Configuring automatic profiles on dock/hotplug

My Ubuntu laptop gets docked into a few different locations per day with different hardware and use cases. I'd like to automate the preference settings for each of these locations: Work computer, ...
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Configure Ethernet DSL w/ static IP

My Ubuntu computer connects to the router through an ethernet cable. The router is connected to the phone line. No other cables or devices are used. How can I configure Ubuntu's "Network Manager" to ...