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Multi-partition USB stick

In my freelance job as "the dude that fixes your computer" I have an extremely handy tool, a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu LiveCD that allows me to recover and investigate in a known, working ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 'Command not found' for python script

I have a python script 'monty.py' with #!/usr/bin/env python in the first line. When I run monty.py in the terminal, I get monty.py: command not found I am in the correct directory, and I also ...
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Over/underclock 5870 on linux without limits?

I want to downclock my Ati Radeon HD5870's memory to 300Mhz and overclock it's core frequency to 930Mhz. I can do this on windows using Ati Tray Tools. On linux, the only way to do this so far has ...
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ubuntu, issues using & on the command line

The issue Im having is when I use &. For example vncviewer 192.168.1.106 & This should run vncviewer in the background, allowing me to continue using terminal for other stuff. vncviewer on ...
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Is it possible to install Gentoo portage manager (emerge) on Ubuntu?

And vice versa? For example install apt-get on Gentoo and connect Ubuntu's repositories. And if it is possible how can I do it? (at least in general terms)
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WINXP - Synergy log - Debug

I'm trying to set up Synergy between Windows XP (server) and Ubuntu Linux. When I try and move my curser over the edge of the screen, the following appears in the logs: 2011-04-13T20:21:23 DEBUG2: ...
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How do I make all sound output mono instead of stereo on ubuntu?

My right speaker broke down and now only my left speaker works. How do I play all sound through only one speaker? The problem is if I play a song with stereo effect, I can't hear parts of it. If I ...
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How to automatically mount a LUKS-encrpyted iSCSI device at boot time

I have a Debian Lenny server and a client with Kubuntu 10.10. The server provides some iSCSI storage. One of the devices is the /home of the Kubuntu client. I know how to add devices to /etc/crypttab ...
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are there any drawback for using NTFS for linux?

I use linux for work (perform c++ calculations, latex) and I use windows for entertainment (dj software, tablet functionality). I'd like to access (read and write) to my linux partition from windows. ...
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I'd like to prevent maximize from covering one third of the screen

Using Ubuntu 10.10, gnome, and dual nvidia monitors. Gnome panels and docky are able to "reserve" part of the screen for themselves in such a way as to prevent maximized windows from covering them ...
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resolv.conf gets refreshed on every reboot

I am running Ubuntu 10.10, and my network is configured using the Network Manager. I have made some changes to /etc/resolv.conf but these changes are refreshed back to how they were before on each ...
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How can I install ubuntu with no cd drive or usb-bootup

I have a very old pc (Dell optiplex g150) with a floppy drive, a harddisk and some usb ports. Now the bios does not seem to support to boot from usb drive. I want to install ubuntu server. Is it ...
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Virtual box installations fails

I have a problem with VirtualBox installation: it shows an error, saying that the install conflicts with the installation package VirtualBox-ose.
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How do install Windows from a Ubuntu machine?

On my laptop, I have Ubuntu running. Now I want to switch back to Windows Vista. Therefore I inserted my install CD and try to boot from the DVD device, but it seems as if the install CD is not ...
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How to export contact information and/or photos out of my cellphone?

My cellphone is M300 by Samsung. I was wondering how to export contact information and/or photos from my cellphone to my laptop (Lenovo T400 Ubuntu 10.10) or a flash drive, on both hardware and ...
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Unix : `nc` on Ubuntu vs Redhat (netcat)

nc -q -1 local host ${PORT} ${CMD} In Ubuntu, nc may be used as above, with the -q option. See manpage. -q after EOF on stdin, wait the specified number of seconds and then quit. If ...
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Should I upgrade to Grub2?

Right now I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 with Grub Legacy. Everything runs fine and I've heard the old adage "if it ain't broke, don't fix it," but I'm truly interested if Grub2 brings anything new the ...
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Where are the PHP 5.2.4 Source Files?

I would like to get the source files for PHP 5.2.4. Where are they? I would think php.net but I could not find them on the web. I tried using Tortoise/SVN to connect to the php.net repository but ...
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What do I have to do before giving away my Ubuntu machine?

I have an old laptop that is running Ubuntu. Now I want to give away this laptop, but I want to remove all private data. So what should I remove? I don't want to format the whole system, because the ...
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How to set user picture on GDM?

I installed fluxbox on top of Ubuntu server, to get a minimal desktop installation. On the gdm login screen, I see a X instead of the user picture. How do I set this picture? What is the minimal ...
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How do we test if synergy actually going?

Intended server: Windows XP Intended client: Ubuntu Linux What happens - server/client is running. Server debug: 2011-04-12T01:40:06 DEBUG1: no neighbor right ..\lib\server\CServer.cpp,814 ...
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screen flicker problem (OS independent)

I am facing an annoying screen flicker problem... I did so many tests, still cant find the actual cause of this. All the components are in warranty.. Please help me to find the problematic component!! ...
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apt-get behind proxy on VirtualBox Ubuntu

how can I set apt-get to work behind proxy?
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Ruby/gem installation paths scattered all over, cause?

can you help me understand my ruby folder structure? I don't understand why my gems are scattered all over and why they aren't recognised commands. I'll explain how my installation looks like first: ...
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chmod 777 on local server not working

i have a ubuntu 10.10 box on my local network and sshing with my mac what i did is chmod 777 the www directory recursively so that i can use my fav ide to develop on it. i did this sudo chmod 777 ...
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How to execute a php file with crontab?

I have ubuntu setup with lamp and I was wondering what I would type to start a php page say at 2am everyday. I am still studying how crontab works so I can't test to see which one works. So if I ...
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What is the default terminal (shell) for Xubuntu?

What is the default terminal (shell) for Xubuntu? Does Xubuntu use the same shell as Ubuntu?
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difference between ubuntu and ubuntu server?

what is the difference between ubuntu and ubuntu server? aside from server being command line only are there services/software that exist on server that dont on the desktop edition?
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how to connect to wifi on ubuntu server 10.10

i will be installing ubuntu server and since its all through terminal how do i connect to wifi? what commands do i type in to connect and enter the passsword? thanks
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Is the new Ubuntu 11.04 stable enough to install on a macbook partition?

Is the new Ubuntu 11.04 stable enough to install on a macbook partition? Also, when i attempted to install it, it displayed alot of errors and wouldnt work. Anyone successfully installed it?
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I want find a good mysql Manager use on Ubuntu

On Windows, i use SQLyog. And I am new to Ubuntu. Is there any mysql manager programs as good as SQLyog?
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Facebook Connect only timeouts on Ubuntu

I recently switched ISPs. One site I visit regularly includes the Facebook Connect JS on it's site - http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1 However, the browser is not downloading the ...
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Can't create any folder in htdocs on ubuntu

How do I set the permission, so I can? The "Create new folder" option is greyed out. I tried this: sudo chmod -rw /opt/lampp/htdocs But it still doesn't work. When I add sudo chmod -rw 755 ...
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In regards to ddrescue, do not run on a mounted partition

Never try to rescue a r/w mounted partition. The resulting copy may be useless. source: http://www.gnu.org/software/ddrescue/manual/ddrescue_manual.html what does this mean exactly? I have finally ...
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How do I go into root and have it change my prompt?

I am using ubuntu-10.04 and bash. I want to go into root and have it change my prompt to underlined red characters to reflect that I am in root. At the bash prompt, if I type: $ sudo bash then I go ...
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Why do I still see the Windows partition from my Ubuntu installation?

Did I install Ubuntu correctly? Can I just copy and move stuff from and to that partition when I'm working in Ubuntu? I'm pretty sure I installed Ubuntu into a second partition, but for some reason I ...
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Ubuntu 64 bit version [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is 64 bit Ubuntu not recomended for daily usage? I have a 64 bit PC. I want to install Linux (as a second OS). I was thinking Ubuntu, but in the download link it ...
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Ubuntu gnome-shell decorations / theme broken

I've upgraded Ubuntu to 11.04 and replaced unity with gnome shell. Now the controls and window decorations look like if there was "no theme". I have an ATI HD 3470 and I don't use proprietary drivers ...
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Surfing remote from another computer

My University doesn't let me browse their article database if I am not behind their firewall. But I want to read some papers while not at home. So I want to find some way of remote browsing. My ...
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Gnome: Running custom shell scripts on key press

I have created a shell script for a custom action which is working fine. I want to run this .sh file (mon.sh) on pressing Alt+F15. I have done the following: In gconf-editor, under ...
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mounting remote hard disk (Linux)

I have a machine running Ubuntu 10.04. I have a VPS (virtual private server) also running Ubuntu Linux. The VPS has a dedicated IP. I want to have a setup, so that the directories on the VPS are ...
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Vncserver and login issue at the Lock Screen

I am using vnc server for the first time on Ubuntu with gnome (Ubuntu 10.04.2 (lucid) with Gnome 2.30.2) and have a strange login issue. When I ran it the first time, I was asked to setup a password. ...
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Clear drop-down history of Firefox

I was wondering how to clear the following privacy in Firefox 3.6.16: when typing address in the address bar, the history meeting the partial typing provided by auto-completion. without doing ...
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Ubuntu Package (.deb) Recommendations Installation Folder and Binary Name

I'm building a .deb file for an executable jar I've built for myself. I got a .deb built and installed my program to /usr/bin. As I have a jar I now had an executable file called ...
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how to know if a directory is referenced by a symlink

Is there a command that I could execute to find out if a directory is referenced by a symlink somewhere on the machine. ie: pwd => /home/user/source/ vdir lrwxrwxrwx 1 user group 24 ...
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Prevent Firefox' directory-listing to display 'file'-prefix

Depending on the filetype, firefox shows sometimes a prefix file: (german: 'Datei: '), and sometimes not. Here is a Screenshot: I made those dummy-files with linux, and they aren't real files, to ...
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Ubuntu: Quickly reordering windows

Is it possible to quickly reorder windows in Gnome Ubuntu? I often find myself with many maximized windows and needing to get 3 or 4 specific ones to the front of my display. My solution now is Ctrl ...
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VIM colors in terminal look very dry

I've been trying out a few different vim color schemes but none of them ever look like the picture (they seem very dry, not as colorful). I have tried messing with all the "profile preferences" on ...
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how to write into file after doing sudo vi /dir to file

i have ubuntu 10.10 installed on a box. and i ssh to it from another computer. when i do sudo vi /var/www/page.php i enter a text editor. when when i try to type i hear that ding noise as in i cant ...
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Making vim the default editor in Ubuntu Linux

While trying to make vim default instead of gedit, I found this could be done two ways: Use defaults.list and make text/plain (and others) point to vim.desktop (what is the format for creating ...