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How can I check which users have login access on Ubuntu 10.0.4?

I created some users on my Ubuntu 10.0.4 machine a long time ago (whilst experimenting). Some of these users can login to the system, and others were prevented from login in. I can't remeber which ...
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How do I set up a VPN in Ubuntu 10.04?

I would like to set up my network/internet connection to connect to a VPN so added security while online. I am using Ubuntu Linux 10.04. I have tried itshidden but it will either not stay connected ...
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Ubuntu Linux UFW Firewall, Local Intranet Access

At home, I have Ubuntu server with the UFW firewall. What command do I type to turn on local intranet access to my web server, but keep the outside world out from my DSL modem?
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Virtual Box Linux data recovery using R - Linux

I'm facing with the following problem. I have an Ubuntu virtual machine running with virtual box and I've accidently deleted some files from ubuntu . I've googled for some tools that can aid me in ...
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Ubuntu can't connect to the internet, restart required

Today for the 4th time this month, Ubuntu suddenly disables my Ethernet, I'm connected through Alcatel Speed Touch (yeah I know it's an oldie). I tried to log out and log back in, tried ifconfig ...
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How to disable scroll switching in gnome taskbar under Ubuntu?

When you put your mouse cursor on the task bar or desktop switcher and roll the scroll wheel it switches between applications or desktops (sorta like when you alt-tab). This is all well and good ...
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Microsoft VPC or VirtualBox for virtual Ubuntu install in Windows 7

I am planning on installing 32-bit Ubuntu inside a virtual machine on a Windows machine (Dell Latitude E6500). I have plenty of memory, and sufficient hard drive space to manage this, but I'm ...
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Hiding a program window from the open windows / running programs bar in Ubuntu?

I have many Firefox windows open, and each one has its own instance in the Ubuntu open windows bar. I'd like to selectively hide those which are taking up the limited space there. The window grouping ...
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How to copy files to /var/www on Linux?

I'm trying to copy files to the /var/www folder on Ubuntu 10.04. But I think I don't have the permissions. How can I do this? Is there some specific permission I should set to this folder? Thanks.
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Is there an interactive firewall for outbound traffic on Ubuntu?

I wish to prevent some programs from "phoning home", and to allow other programs to access only specific web servers. Is there any way to interactively allow or decline outbound communication from ...
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Ubuntu - Sounds from both headphones and speakers

Both the speakers and the headphones keep playing the sound with headphone plugged in.
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Why am I able to access windows shares of a machine connected to a VPN?

I have a linux machine running Ubuntu 10.04 that is connected to a VPN via PPTP. When I browse the web the ip changes, when I use other apps I think its connecting to the VPN. But for some reason I ...
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Used recursive chown on the root directory

Im gonna need some help restoring my ssh settings as i screwed everything up by calling this command: chown -R user / At the moment im not able to access the site through ssh/ftp since the ...
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Winzip Legacy Format in Ubuntu?

I have a script that uses the ZIP command in linux (Ubuntu), and changes the name to make it executable for a certain program. Now I realized the reason this program was not unzipping and installing ...
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Shortcut key in Ubuntu for accessing the top bar

What is the shortcut key in Ubuntu for accessing the top bar? (The one with "Applications", "Places", etc.)
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Moving the MySQL data dir into an encrypted location

I'm trying to move the mysql datadir on my Ubuntu 10.04 to an encrypted location. I tried a naive approach of: setting up the encrypted private directory ( ...
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How to make Goldendict work with Shift+Right Click?

I've recently installed GoldenDict on my Ubuntu. It's a pretty good piece of software, don't miss Babylon at all, it's just that I'm really use to the old Shift+right click shortcut, is there a way ...
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When attempting to open any file with WinSCP, it attempts to list it as a directory

We had a security breach and some things were messed up on our Ubuntu servers. Now, when I log in to two of our servers using WinSCP and I double-click on a file to open it with my default ...
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Ubuntu: Sharing internet connection via ad-hoc

I have a laptop with Ubuntu and connected to internet through cable. I want to set up an ad-hoc network to share the internet connection via wi-fi. The other computer runs on Windows Vista. I managed ...
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Why ssh connection failed?

I have an ubuntu virtual machine with vmware server 2.0.2 and my pc windows xp. The problem is that I have all the time a message "ssh connection failed". My firewall is disabled, all protection ...
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Stripped Down But Not Minimal Ubuntu

I'm trying to get CrunchBang to work on a 10.04 base and I was wondering whether there exists a distribution that still has drivers and synaptic perhaps, but not all the other stuff like AbiWord and ...
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how to create symbolic link to all my sub folders to another folder?

I know I can use for loop for it but it will fail when any new folder will come, if is there any good alternative to create symbolic link of all my sub folder which can take care if any new folder ...
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http://localhost/ not working

I've just done a fresh install of Ubuntu (10.04.1) plus LAMP (via sudo tasksel install lamp-server) and everything is working fine, until I need to work on localhost when I do not have an internet ...
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segfault error 4 in libc-2.11.1.so

Key Info: Ubuntu 64 Lucid (No memory issues, no new hardware) Nearly every application dies with this segfault. Googling around finds dozens of posts that have this exact problem and not a single ...
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How do I estimate where a faulty partition begins or ends in Linux?

I've reinstalled Ubuntu, and somehow I messed up the old partition. I can see it in the disk utility. It's the 253GB one that's highlighted below. When I try to use one of the disk recovery tools ...
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Can Ubuntu play a video via cron job?

I'm developing a display system for a paint shop. I've set up a computer with Ubuntu to run the video and display it on a TV, running a PHP script that should update the video every hour via the ...
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windows 7 not booting after ubuntu partition deletion

I had on my laptop windows 7 and ubuntu server 9.10 (the partition with windows 7 was automatically selected at boot time). Today I wanted to install ubuntu 10.4, and for that I deleted the 9.10 ...
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Synchronise system changes on two computers?

I have two computers with Ubuntu 10.10 on them, a desktop and a laptop. I have two options for handling them: try and keep them the same accept that they have different 'personalities' and branch ...
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Help: Just installed Ubuntu and now can't boot into Windows 7!

I just installed ubuntu, during installation I chose the side by side option so I will have windows and ubuntu installed on the same computer. But now every time I turn on the computer it boots into ...
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where did my dropbox folder go in linux?

i've installed dropbox before on Mac and Windows and in those installations it asked me where i wanted my dropbox folder, but when i installed it on ubuntu 64 linux it didn't seem to ask that, and i ...
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Want to zip up folder with 20K images to upload, how to breakup zips and then unzip?

I have a folder with about 1 gig worth of images I have to upload to a server. I want to zip/tar them up, preferably into multiple files that I can upload to my ubuntu server. Then I want to ...
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stop autorun of networking services at startup Ubuntu 10.04

i am trying to disable the networking services from starting up automatically; i am thinking avahi-daemon, network-manager, and networking from the /etc/init.d/ folder; what do i do to keep them from ...
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Problem starting gnome-session on x-server

I'm using the Netsarang package to run xwindows sessions on my Windows 7 laptop. I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 on another machine within the network. I am able to connect over ssh to the server, but when ...
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what does the asterisk mean after a filename if you do ls -l

I've done an ls -l inside a directory, and my files are displaying like this : james@nevada:~/development/tools/android-sdk-linux_86/tools$ ll total 9512 drwxr-xr-x 3 james james 4096 2010-05-07 ...
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Can you Remote Desktop the Wine window itself?

I am trying to find a way of being able to start a Remote Desktop connection to control the Wine Desktop itself. This is because I am running some programs inside of Wine which I would like to be able ...
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Migrate from uTorrent to KTorrent

How would I transfer data from uTorrent(windows) to KTorrent(Ubuntu)? I have hundreds of files that were seeding in windows, all fully downloaded.
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What is the quickest way to get a short-cut of a url on my desktop using Firefox on Ubuntu?

I have recently switched to Ubuntu from Windows where I was used to drag the icon on the left of the URL in the address bar of Firefox to my desktop to create a shortcut of the open page there. Now, ...
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What Hard Drive do I use with this SATA Connector?

I am running Ubuntu Linux on my laptop, and I need to get new hard drive for it. This is the output from lspci showing my connector: 00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM ...
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Can GNOME crash my computer?

I've been having this problem for several weeks now: from time to time my computer freezes, the desktop loses all the icons and the HD light goes on. Most of the time this gets solved by waiting 2-5 ...
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Full Ubuntu Install on USB

I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 in a 16GB Verbatim USB flash drive so I can boot my computer from the usb and have a full ubuntu running (I also need an encrypted home folder). I just want to run ...
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TV tuner audio plays over speakers but can't record it

I've set up a Pinnacle TV tuner card in an Ubuntu 10.04 box, but I'm getting very weird behavior surrounding the audio that I can't figure out. I know the solution is somewhere in oss, ALSA, pulse or ...
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Install dependencies for a dpkg package?

I have a dpkg file that i want to install. But I get error messages that it is depending on other packages. I used: dpkg -i file.dpkg Is there a way to install dependencies automatically without ...
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Install packages through apt-get or gem?

If a package is available both through apt-get and gem, which one should I choose? I'm on Ubuntu and I don't know if I should install rake through apt-get or gem. I use both apt-get and gem packages ...
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Recover files from deleted partition

Somehow one of my partitions disappeared (I didn't even have the disk manager open, so I'm really not sure how that happened). The volume was simply deleted. It was an NTFS partition, created under XP ...
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What's the best way to back up my media library to an external hard drive from Ubuntu?

My media library isn't huge, but it isn't tiny (~50 GB). Every month or so, I just manually copy ~/Music, ~/Pictures, and ~/Videos to my EHD, and delete the old backup. But this is far from ideal. ...
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Virtualbox - Install Guest Additions over again every time Linux kernel updates

I have Ubuntu running as a Virtualbox, and every time it upgrades the kernel, the Guest Additions stop working. The install process in Linux requires using a virtual CD, running scripts from the ...
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Can I virtualize my current XP installation within Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Converting existing PC into a VM with Virtual Box I have XP currently installed on my work machine, which is getting a bit outdated and sluggish. I was hoping to install ...
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Switch text direction to right-to-left in Chrome under Ubuntu

In Chrome under Windows, I can press right control+right shift and the text direction in text fields and text boxes becomes right-to-left. But under Ubuntu, nothing happens. In other programs (Gedit ...
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How slice PSDs on Ubuntu?

I really hate booting into Windows 7 just to boot up Ps to cut out some stuff and then flip back to Ubuntu... plus, if i missed something or other, its a mega pain in the ass to reboot again. Gimp ...
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Setup Windows 7 and Ubuntu on same hard drive

Which one to setup first and how to partition the disk to have Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot? Which one is better to boot load? Any guide in details?