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OpenVPN on Ubuntu 11.10 - unable to redirect default gateway

I'm trying to connect to connect to OpenVPN server from my Ubuntu 11.10 machine. I use the following command to do it (under root user): openvpn --config /home/vladimir/client.ovpn Everything ...
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How can I edit timestamps of MP4 videos?

I am having difficulties with timestamps of my videos. They were originally created with Windows Movie Maker in WMV format and I manually set their creation date. Later I migrated to Ubuntu and ...
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IP allocation status

I am on a Lan network so i was wondering if their is any way to know how many IP's have been allocated and how many IP's are free on the network via Terminal commands ? I am running Ubuntu OS. Thank ...
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Lenovo S110 netbook screen resolution Ubuntu

I am still stuck with 800x600 resolution. Here is the output of lspci: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Device 0bf2 (rev 03) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 0be2 (...
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installing Conkeror on Ubuntu 12.04

I am reading the instructions on conkeror site (and elsewhere) on how to install conkeror on Ubuntu (I am using Ubuntu 12_04 LTS) and it seems that the correct sequence is: sudo apt-add-repository ...
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How do I make a shell script open on double click without being prompted if I want to open it?

I've already set it chmod +x but when I click it prompts if I want to run it or read in text editor.
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Auto-click utility for Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 with Xfce 4, and I am looking for an application that will allow me to set it to automatically click on a certain spot on the screen with a set interval, does anyone know of ...
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How to zip folder and upload to Dropbox?

I would like to zip a folder and upload to my dropbox from Ubuntu shell. I intend to use this as a backup solution, so it would also be nice to run everyday and replace the older file.. If dropbox ...
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Virtualbox: How to access web server on guest OS from the host OS?

After a lot of RTFM'ing and reading forums, I am still having problems and need some advice. I use Virtualbox on Ubuntu and installed a Centos server as a guest. My problem is that I cannot access the ...
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How to Find Out What Version of Display Driver is Installed

One of my favorite games, "Wolfenstein Enemy Territory", has stopped working lately. It throws a segfault during the initialization phase. I suspect that the reason is a recent update to the video ...
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google-voice not working outside of gnome

I got google-voice working in ubuntu under Gnome. But for some reason when I log into my WM, Xmonad, google voice doesn't recognize my webcam. Do I need to run some daemon or app along with my WM to ...
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How do I clone an Ubuntu server under VMWare

I have a Ubuntu 12.04 server running under VMWare. As best as I can tell, the VMWare vmbk file has been corrupted. The server is operating normally, but this is preventing backups (using Veeam). To ...
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How to change the download save directory in ktorrent from a remote host

So I have ktorrent running on a server and I don't have the ability to see the X11 display for the client, and I need to change my download directory since I like to keep everything very organized. So ...
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Error resetting root password “Token Authentication error”

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, though this issue existed before I upgraded. I am the first user on my system so my password is the default for root but when I try to su to root it won't accept my ...
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error: no such partition. Grub rescue

I deleted my Linux (Ubuntu) partition from Windows and I forgot to repair the MBR. I don't have my windows boot CD with me nor a CD drive. Is there any small utility that can be easily downloaded (I ...
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What happens if I don't have Linux drivers for my laptop?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my laptop, but I did not get any drivers for Ubuntu 11.10 for that laptop. When I had installed Windows 7, the performance was not optimal without the drivers. What ...
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in Linux, how to go to the folder above the symbolic link folder of the actual path?

Say I got a folder with absolute location: /tmp/abc/def, and I created a symbolic link to this folder def, in my home directory. The symbolic link is also called def. Then after I get to the def from ...
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Window decoration on Linux Ubuntu 11.10 has gone?

sometimes the window decoration on Linux Ubuntu 11.10 can not show after using CompizManager, so can't closed the program. how to the window decoration can show again ???
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IPv6 local address in hosts file

I have set up a local domain on my Apache server. Then I added the following line in my /etc/hosts file ::1 exampledomain.local After I trying to navigate to it, (I tried ...
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How to perform a nested mount when using chroot?

Note that this question is prompted by the circumstances detailed by me (as Xl1NntniNH7F) in http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-desktop-74/boot-failure-upon-updating-e2fsprogs-in-ubuntu-10-...
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What would be the result of giving 777 ( r w x to all ) permissions to every file in a system?

Say, if I ran sudo chmod -R 777 / or something similar, will it have a negative effect on the OS in terms of performance,etc? This is mostly theoretical, but I almost did it by mistake, so wanted to ...
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Can I “dual boot” grub-efi and grub-pc?

I am currently running Ubuntu with grub-efi and rEFIt on a Macbook (8,3). I'd like to have the option to boot Ubuntu in BIOS emulation mode as well. Is this possible? I guess I need grub-pc to write ...
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Run a bash script from docky

Using docky under ubuntu, I want to be able to run bash scripts. When I drag and drop a script from nautilus to docky, the script appears on docky. But clicking on the script icon opens the script ...
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Boot records messed on dual boot (Win7 and Ubuntu) machine with SSD and HDD

I have a Lenovo Ideapad y570 with two hard drives: SSD and normal HDD both managed by RapidDrive and Windows 7 pre-installed. First, I have shrunk my 500 GB HDD a little bit to make some place for a ...
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Perl error while compiling Munin transmission plugin

Could you please tell me what this error says?: Can't locate JSON/RPC/Client.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /etc/perl /usr/local/lib/perl/5.14.2 /usr/local/share/perl/5.14.2 /usr/lib/perl5 /usr/share/...
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Bootmgr is missing for Windows XP

I know that there are so many posts on this subject but none of them worked for me. I have Ubuntu on my machine and I would like to install Windows XP. As my CD/DVD reader does not work, I made a ...
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Terminal error in Ubuntu

I have a small problem with my terminal in Ubuntu 10.04. Normally when I push Ctrl+Alt+F1 it will change to full screen terminal mode. But, in my case it doesn't work and the screen just goes black. ...
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How is the percentage of CPU usage calculated?

In my Ubuntu 12.04, with psensor, I saw a percentage number updated for cpu usage. I wonder how this percentage caculated? Specifically, what is the numerator and denominator in the ratio? Thanks!
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websites resolving in browser but not resolving in CLI. Can ping IP but not domain name (unknown host)

Hi guys I'm currently developing using rails and for some reason bundle install is returning the following output Error Bundler::HTTPError during request to dependency API Fetching full source index ...
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Conversion from WMV to MP4 file fails with FFmpeg

When converting a WMV file to an MP4 file, it says [mp4 @ 0x989c160] track 1: could not find tag, codec not currently supported in container and Could not write header for output ...
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Can't install umlet under Linux

I'm trying to install umlet. I have tried quite a lot of different configurations, but none worked. Whether trying from the .jar itself (java -jar umlet.jar), whether using it as an eclipse plugin, or ...
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“The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted” while configuring Primary Domain Controller

I want to configure the Primary Domain Controller (PDC). But, when I input user name and password in the domain, a dialog is shown: The specified domain either does not exist or could not be ...
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Ubuntu on H77 chipset motherboard

I have used Ubuntu for 1 - 2 years. I am now running Ubuntu 11.04 (32 bit) on a 2007 system with "core-2-due" CPU, Intel P35 chipset motherboard with 2GB memory and nVidia GeForce 8500GT display card. ...
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Motherboard gigabyte H55M switch graphic card

I have installed on my pc an nvidia geforce gt 430 graphic card and when I'm using ubuntu I'd like to switch and use the intel cpu integrated graphic card. Is it possibile to make this switch?
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Once a TrueCrypt partition has been unmounted, how do I power off the USB port? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Powering down external hard drive, flash drive, etc using the command line in Linux After umounting a device it still appears to be attached when I run the command lsusb. ...
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What is the difference between new and extra packages when running the command apt-get install in Linux?

When I attempt to install a particular package I get the following output. I had a read of http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-faq/ch-pkg_basics.en.html#s-depends however it is not clear whether ...
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Error trying to get tmux 1.6 installed - E: Unable to locate package libevent

$ pwd $ /home/durrantm/Downloads/tmux-1.6 durrantm.../tmux-1.6$ ./configure && make checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c checking whether build environment is sane... ...
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Thinkpad T400 wireless drops connection randomly

Thinkpad T400, Ubuntu 10.04, not dual-booting with Windows so any Windows-based solutions are out of the question. I have tried disabling the N part of the wifi driver but that didn't work. It ...
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Install Ubuntu on Mac Mini through a USB pen drive

I have a Mac Mini with Intel Core Solo processor. The HD of this computer was formerly part of a PC, and so Windows XP was installed on it. I've successively moved the hard disk from PC to a Mac. ...
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Graceful logout in dwm

I want dwm to close all windows gracefully when I press quit hotkey. I like Unity behaviour: it displays list of windows denying logout (for example, editors with unsaved changes) and do not logout ...
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How to make fonts smooth and readable in Debian/Ubuntu?

What is the best, most foolproof way of getting nice font rendering in Linux? Currently, I am experiencing thin, ugly fonts (shown below). I have wasted too much time tweaking fonts.conf, and I have ...
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Convert old videos to have smaller sizes

I have some videos from a few years ago,with various formats, such as avi, mpg, wmv, rm, rmvb, .... Their sizes are huge(more than 500 MB, and sometimes > 1GB). Given there may likely be some ...
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The wireless connection could not be detected by other computer

I tried to configure router PC in my Linux Ubuntu 10.04 . I use 2 connection to connect 2 clients. The first computer uses a LAN connection and the second computer uses a wireless connection. When I ...
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How to change pass phrase of full disk encryption?

I installed Ubuntu 12 with full disk encryption, and now I want to change the pass phrase. How can this be done?
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Triple boot with windows 8, windows 7 and ubuntu

I tried to install windows 8 to an new hdd, but after installation i cant boot it with grub.I configured grub with sudo update-grub, it added the Windows 8 to the menu (which is instaled to sdb) but ...
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libc.so.6() (64-bit) is needed by … ubuntu 11.10

I am trying to install an odbc driver for vPostgres (Vmware's version for postgres) on Ubuntu 11.10 (64-bit). I have downloaded the rpm file of the installer (64-bit) and when I try to install the rpm ...
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Any dangers of sharing /home partition between two distros?

I have a laptop with a 250GB HDD. I have an existing installation of Kubuntu across three partitions (A 20GB one for /, 2GB for swap, and something like 97GB for /home). If I add another partition, ...
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Why am I unable to mount my USB drive (unknown partition table)?

I'm a real newbie to linux. Anyway the problem is that my USB doesn't get recognized anymore which is really annoying because I need information from it. I've read like a zillion threads how to ...
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Improving wifi connections in linux

I have a new laptop now with Ubuntu installed. The wifi at the office is much spottier than it used to be in my old computer. (It sometimes fails to connect, and sometimes drops the connection.) I'm ...
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Linux, make shorcut keys and FN key always active

If I play full a screen game under Linux (Ubuntu 12.04 using GNOME Shell 3.4) I can not use some of my Fn keys, nor the GNOME Shell shortcuts. For example the Fn+volume, or brightness doesn't work, ...