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How to confirm sector error on a video DVD

If a DVD skips at around 21:00 mark is there anyway to relate that to kernel messages?I would like to know if the DVD format is standard enough that I could compare the time the movie skips with the ...
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dual boot install--no GRUB

My computer recently had a hardware upgrade and now runs on Windows 7. I decided to install Ubuntu 11.04 as dual boot using the ISO I got from ubuntu.com downloaded onto my USB stick. Restarting ...
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Git push from windows pc to aws ec2 machine fails

I've followed the steps in this tutorial: http://cuppster.com/2011/05/12/diy-node-js-server-on-amazon-ec2 but when I came to the step "push our local code changes to the remote repository" I got an ...
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VBOX with Ubuntu on Windows 7 64bit

I want to install Ubuntu on Windows 7 64bit with VBOX. Should I install 64bit or 32 bit Ubuntu on the VBOX - does it really matter on a virtual machine?
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How to run Gnome 3 on Ubuntu 11.10 VirtualBox?

I've set up Ubuntu 11.10 in a VirtualBox VM based off the alpha-2 ISO and trying to switch from Unity to Gnome 3. When I select GNOME from the login screen and log in, a popup appears saying ...
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Retrieve Windows 7 Product Key from Linux [duplicate]

My Windows 7 is corrupted and no way I can get this repair tool working. The good thing is that I can format and make a fresh install, the bad thing is I lost the product key (I have the DVD). Right ...
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Installing Ubuntu or Mint from behind a proxy

Whenever I install Ubuntu or Mint from behind a proxy, I find that the installation hangs during the timezone configuration phase. Figuring that it had to be related to the network, I restarted the ...
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How can I see all the drives on my system, both mounted and unmounted?

How can I see all the physical hard drives on my Ubuntu system — regardless of whether they're mounted — as well as their partition info, sizes, &c.? I have three physical drives, but ...
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How to log the IP address of anyone who logged in to my account using a remote login?

I have an account on a remote server. I log in to the account using Remote Viewer in Ubuntu, or sometimes with ssh. How can I log the IP each time someone logs in to my account on the remote server? ...
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Why can't I use log in to a Windows machine having logmein installed via a Ubuntu machine?

I'm trying to access a remote computer running Windows XP having logmein installed on it. I can log in without problem from my girlfriends laptop (she has Windows 7) but it won't work from my ...
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pygraphviz - Install on Ubuntu 10 with django-extensions

I'm trying to install pygraphviz under Ubuntu 10.04 in order to use it within my Django projects. I used synaptic and it was installed without any problem. I also installed django-extensions with ...
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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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SSH Connection Error : No route to host

There are three machines in this scenario: Desktop A : user@1.23.x.x Laptop A : user@1.23.y.y Machine B : user@192.168.z.z All the machines have Ubuntu 11.04 (Desktop A is a 64bit one) and have ...
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Ubuntu - use all Windows fonts

How, in Ubuntu, would one go about setting up their fonts so that they are the exact same as they would be on Windows? Note: This is not asking how to install the fonts, but which fonts go with which ...
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Using Synergy to share three monitors across two computers

I have a Mac and a Linux computer. The Mac has one monitor (center) and the Linux machine (Ubuntu 10.04) has two monitors (left and right of the Mac's monitor). How can I configure Synergy (with the ...
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Gnome 2.32 Virtual Desktop Looping

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 with Gnome 2.32 and was wondering if anyone knows of a way to make the virtual desktops (workspaces) loop so that moving to the left when on the left-most desktop goes to the ...
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Installed KDE, now GNOME has kde default cursor

I installed KDE over my Ubuntu 10.04 installation. Now when I log into GNOME I get the KDE default cursor instead of the usual one. It's a minor issue but one I'd like to deal with especially since ...
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How to temporarily stop syncing Dropbox

Is there way to stop syncing the Dropbox folder without deleting Dropbox from my computer? I want to stop while I'm not in home and have only expensive Internet. I can pause it, but when I switch on ...
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Cannot access partition after installing Ubuntu

I have a laptop with a 500GB hard drive. It had two 250GB partitions: one partition running Windows 7 the other 250GB partition only to store data (NTFS) I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on the Data ...
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Can I create a local ubuntu user from live USB?

Is there a way to create a user on the local system (running Ubuntu) when the system has been booted with a live USB? All drives are read/write accessible.
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Securing an Ubuntu Lucid web server

I have an Ubuntu Lucid server that is public facing. I haven't really configured much on it except installing SSH (sshd) and Apache (httpd); I don't have a firewall or anything. Are there some common ...
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Do I need the broadcast and network values in etc/network/interfaces?

My ISP has given me two static IPs, and I was just configuring the etc/network/interfaces file and saw that I need netmask, gateway, address, broadcast and network values. I only have the first ...
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Downloading a RAR file from Mediafire using WGET

Example: http://www.mediafire.com/?tjmjrmtuyco This was what I tried... wget -A rar [-r [-l 1]] <mediafireurl> That is to say, I tried with and without the recursive option. It ends up ...
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ubuntu 11.04 VGA mode not supported?

I have sucessfully installed ubuntu 11.04(32 bit).. when booting the system my monitor says VGA Mode not supported? How can i recover this?
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Mapping KVM guest VMs to subdomains

I've just installed KVM on a Ubuntu host system and intend to install two guest VMs on it. I have a domain, e.g. example.com. How can I configure my system so that VM(a) is accessible by example.com ...
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cannot add unallocated space to extended partition using gparted

Okay, I installed Ubuntu a while back and realized I needed more storage space so I shrunk the size of my Windows partition but I am unable to expand the Ubuntu partition. I've read several similar ...
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casper-rw persistence on FAT32 partition

Is there any way to run Ubuntu from USB stick with a FAT32 casper-rw persistence partition? If I use an Ext2 casper-rw partition everything works fine. However, if I switch to FAT32, the system gives ...
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Reloading udev rules fails

I've changed my rules in /etc/udev/rules.d (Ubuntu) to change my ethernet port names from 0 to 1 and 1 to 2, however whenever I run: sudo service udev restart sudo udevadm control ...
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Messed up /usr/ directory in Ubuntu. Can't sudo!

In ubuntu 11.04 I seem to have messed up the permissions/ownership of the /usr/ directory. It won't let me sudo -s to fix them! sudo: must be setuid root and I can't login as root because I'm on ...
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ubuntu (linuxmint) not reconnecting to wireless after router reboot

I've been bugged by this issue ever since I installed Linux(mint) on my eeepc. Scenario: List item Wireless modem router is connected to internet and sharing internet properly. EEE PC starts up and ...
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Ubuntu/Openbox keeps crashing - how to I find the cause

Just recently my laptop (System 76) has been crashing randomly. I have not been able to determine exactly what is causing the crash. It may happen when all I have is one web browser open, or it may ...
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Ubuntu only boots with USB plugged in

I'm new to the Linux world so please bear with me! :-) I installed Ubuntu via USB drive onto my hard drive. If I boot the PC without the usb drive I used, Ubuntu will not load. After booting I can ...
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How to get a higher resolution on Ubuntu 11.04 using an intel chipset

I have a bit slow PC here, so I decided to put Ubuntu 11.04 on it. It use to run Windows Vista on a resolution of 1280x1024, so both my hardware and monitor support it. Now I'm on Ubuntu, but can ...
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Ubuntu Windows Key and Left/Right

In Windows 7 you can use Win+Left/Right to shift and resize a window so it only takes up half of the screen. This is really useful for working on two windows at the same time. Is there any obvious way ...
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Can't access the Internet in VMware Workstation

I'm using VMware 7.1.2 in Windows 7 with Ubuntu 11.04 as a guest OS. In the host OS (Windows 7), I can access the Internet without any problems but in the virtual machine I can't access the Internet. ...
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HP Pavilion dv7 with Vista, trying to install Ubuntu 11.04. Gets stuck at Busybox, prompts me for (initramfs)

I have a brand new MacBook Pro waiting on the sidelines but I don't feel it is right to "waste" this perfectly workable HP Pavilion dv7 computer even though it runs the plague that is Vista. I felt ...
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HTPC : Ubuntu 4-Drive Raid5, Expanson

So right now I have a HTPC with (3) 1TB harddrives Software-Raid5'ed giving me something like 1.9TB of storage available for recording TV shows / media / backing up my DVD's. As I'm about 50GB off ...
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How can I prevent mouse clicks during Ubuntu screensaver from actually clicking the UI (for a touchscreen terminal)

This might be a dumb question... I've got a touchscreen terminal set up for inventory tracking in my store. I have a screensaver set up on it that appears after 2 minutes with a generic "touch the ...
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Shell script that starts a process, starts another process, then kills the first process

Let's imagine I have a client and a server on the same machine, and I'd like to script some interaction between them. I would really like a shell script to - Start server Put server in the ...
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How can I update gcc to the latest version in Ubuntu 10.04?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit with gcc 4.4.3 currently installed on it. I want to upgrade it to gcc 4.6.1. How to update using Ubuntu Package Manager: apt-get upgrade/install As a second option I ...
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Starting Ubuntu without the GUI

I want to boot a "Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS" server, but I want XFCE not to be started, nor X at all, only Shell. How do I tell my server to boot to the shell, not running XFCE at all? I have an SSH ...
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How to print in linux? I have a Canon PIXMA iP3600 connected to my USB0

When I type lsusb I can see the USB is showing as connected to Canon. However when I do lpr print.pdf it doesn't print anything at all. How can I fix it so that I can print using the command lpr?
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How to set Gmail as default mail client in Ubuntu 11.04

How do I set Gmail as the default mail client in Ubuntu 11.04? gnome-gmail does not work for me. It works in 10.04, though.
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How to get my linux box sound and microphone path?

In linux how can i find what is my sound card path and microphone path? Some application is using /dev/dsp but how to make sure what is mine?
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Not enough disk space for installing Ubuntu 11.04 - how to clean up?

I have a Dell Mini 910. There is no Windows on it, so the laptop can't boot up. I created a bootable USB disk with Ubuntu 11.04 and I am trying to install it, but I have a problem. The hard drive ...
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Install 32 bit x86 version of Ubuntu 11.04 on a 64 bit capable Core 2 Duo computer

I am trying to install Ubuntu 11.04 on my Core 2 Duo PC using the 'Ubuntu installer for Windows' so that I can dual-boot to Windows 7 (32bit) or Ubuntu 11.04. I already have the x86 alternative ISO ...
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Harddrive issues dual boot ubuntu

I'm not familiar with how dual boot systems work. I was told I had to defrag my hard drive so that when I installed ubuntu it would have it's own virtual space. This raises the question: If I delete ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 Recent X11 Update Broke OpenGL

After installing the most recent X11 updates (using the update manager) it would appear that OpenGL support has vanished from my computer. I have an NVIDIA GeForce 9600M graphics card, and have the ...
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How can I read a windows backup from ubuntu

I have a backup of a windows system (I think it is win7, but it might be vista). That I took using the windows system tools. I need to be able to access these files from an ubuntu environment. The ...
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Mouse moving automatically to newly opened window

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and at some point today a new feature got enabled whereby on some occasions my mouse moves to newly opened windows by itself. I am now trying to disable that feature. I've ...