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Running Ubuntu on Toshiba L630

After suffering with the following error while trying to install Ubuntu onto my Toshiba L630 (kernel_thread_helper+0x0 0x10). I bypassed the error and managed to install the OS by going going into the ...
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Uninstall package

I installed a package via sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras How do I uninstall this package?
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Problems after installing Ubuntu 10.10 on windows Vista [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Problems after installing Ubuntu 10.10 on Windows Vista Hi folks, I just got done installing Ubuntu 10.10 on my Windows Vista as a separate partition and now my Vista ...
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Is there a way to have Linux run a command every X minutes?

I'm using RSync with my buddy just for testing and general geekery, we want to somehow schedule the sync task to run every X time. Using the terminal, we run the command and it works. What can we ...
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Installing Ubuntu 64-bit on Windows 7 64

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 64 on a Windows 7 64-bit host running an AMD64 processor. I've pointed it to a VirtualClone Drive of the ISO image (which mapped it as the I: drive), but it starts up with ...
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Ubuntu performance is bad with cryptsetup/lvm setup

I currently have the following setup on my laptop - harddrive is divided in 3 parts, first one is a /boot for my ubuntu, third one is a windows installation, and one in the middle is a encrypted ...
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Ubuntu and Windows 7: can't choose boot option. Always Windows 7

I've a Windows 7 working for a while. I tried to install Ubuntu 10.10. I did a shirnk on the Windows 7 partition so I could install Ubuntu. Started installation, chose automatic partition. It went ...
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Why Ubuntu eats more power than Windows?

I play full screen video with maximum volume or browse the Web with WiFi. Under Windows 7 my laptop works ~5 hours. Under Kubuntu 10.10 only ~2 hours. I've got Acer Aspire 1810TZ. Battery wear ...
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map Ubuntu Linux folders in Mac OS X

I have an Ubuntu machine and a certain folder structure there. I'd like that folder structure to be accessible for read/write from my Mac OSX box. Do I need to install and configure Samba? or ...
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Full Disk Encryption and Home Directory Encryption

I was installing Ubuntu 10.10 using 10.10 Alternate CD. I chose 'Guided - use entire disk setup encrypted LVM'. After Specifying the passphrase for to encrypt the full disk, the installer ask me ...
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sudo permission denied

I ran this code: sudo cat <<EOF | sudo sed -e "s,%,$,g" >/etc/init.d/dropbox echo "Hello World" EOF But even though, I get "permission denied", cause you have to be root to make changes ...
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How to know if the command find any result?

#!/bin/sh LOOK_FOR="NTLMAuthenticationFilter" for i in `find ./ -name "*jar"` do echo "Looking in $i ..." grepjar -e $LOOK_FOR $i done I wrote the script above, and try to find if there any file ...
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Adding an ISO to GRUB2 boot options

I am trying to add an ISO (alternate distro of ubuntu ) to my GRUB . This is the output of fdisk -l: FDISK OUTPUT Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 ...
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How can I turn off journalling on an OS X boot disk?

I'm new in all this OS X stuff. I'm running OS X 10.5 Leopard. I want to be able to access and modify my disk under Ubuntu. For that I was told that I needed to turn of journalling on that disk. I've ...
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How can I access Apache server (that runs on Ubuntu) from VirtualBox OSE to test my php websites?

I should test php websites on ie6,ie7,ie8 but i have ubuntu. My computer have OS Ubuntu and virtual box OSE. In ubuntu I run apache server that running my websites with special config. How can I ...
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Linux/Ubuntu Audio Output Per Workspace/Application

I'm looking into building a media server that will output to 2 channels. I'd like to use Ubuntu however, if there's a better alternative, I'd be open to using it. I'd have 2 audio and video cards for ...
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Disabling empathy balloon

How can I disable empathy's balloon that shows up when someone sends me a message?
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“can't find specified sfx module” when trying to create self extracting file with 7zip

I am trying to create a self extracting file for Windows from Ubuntu 10.04 using 7zip. I tried these commands: 7zr -sfx7z.sfx a output.exe *.txt 7zr -sfx/usr/local/etc/7z.sfx a output.exe *.txt ...
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How to drag and drop files to a (places|launcher) gnome applet

I made a shortcut to my home folder by dragging and dropping it to the panel. Is there a way that I can drag and drop files to that applet in order to save the file in the folder location? What I ...
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Where has the Ubuntu software centre installed boost to?

I've used the ubuntu software centre to install libboost1.40-dev. But I've not got a clue as to where it's been put. I'm not great with *nix, so I'm not sure where it would go normally, and there seem ...
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Wrong starting folder in Gnome programs under KDE

I originally installed ubuntu but switched to using kde. Now every gnome programs (e.g. gnome-terminal or gedit) start with ~/Downloads as standard folder. gedit always wants to save in ~/Downloads ...
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NX Client running on OS X 10.6.4

I installed freeNX on Ubuntu 10.10. My Mac OSX version is 10.6.4 and the client NX version is 3.4.0-8. When I connect and I enter the key D, the application that is active, minimizes. I can not ...
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How install Ubuntu without create a new partition

I want to try Ubuntu but I don't want to create a new partition on my disk. I have Windows XP. And I don't want to use Live CD.
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Pidgin Crash Notification?

My Pidgin seem to be crashing a lot. Unfortunately I notice it only an hour after. How do I make it to do some sort of notification/restart? Whenever it crashes? I'm Using Ubuntu 10.04 by the way.
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Multiple monitors on Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 8.04.1 and two monitors. Both monitors are showing identical images. How do I fix it so that each of them shows its own desktop?
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“Gnome power management is not configured properly” error when logging into GNOME session

When I log in to Ubuntu (GNOME), after I enter the password nothing appears. But a small message tells me that GNOME power management is not configured properly, and ask the Administrator to fix ...
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Windows Key while using Unix/ Linux?

Ever since I moved to Ubuntu Linux, the windows key on the lower left hand corner of my keyboard doesn't has any utility. Can there be any possible utility of this key in Unix/ Linux systems ?. I ...
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How to establish connection to another pc using wired Lan on Ubuntu 10.04

I have tried changing inet address on eth0 after attaching to wired Lan. I manage to ping myself.But when I ping another PC, i get destination host unreachable message. Please help. I have tried so ...
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Want to delete Ubuntu 9 from a dual partition system with Vista

I have Windows Vista and Ubuntu 9 co-installed on my dual partition system. The boot is controlled by GNU Grub. How can I safely uninstall and completely delete Ubuntu and recycle the disk space to ...
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Move Ubuntu Desktop Icons to the right

I'm looking for a way to move the Ubuntu Desktop Icons to the right without them getting put on the left. Like in the Mac OS Format. Is this possible?
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Ubuntu Netbook Edition: switch to desktop?

I've installed Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition on my laptop. After playing with it for couple of hours seems like I need classic Ubuntu Desktop instead. Is there anyway to switch from Ubuntu Netbook ...
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Launching tmux using gnome-terminal

I'm a little confuse regarding how one launches tmux. When I launch my terminal (current gnome-terminal), I would like to have tmux up and running. I'm currently doing this by calling "tmux" in my ...
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Hiding files of a certain extension (.pyc) from Nautilus

I would like to hide every .pyc file from Nautilus. I use Ubuntu 10.04. What could I do?
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GPG on Ubuntu not responding

I'm trying for the first time to use gpg to encrypt a file with a symmetric key, but gpg doesn't seem to respond when I use the -c switch. gpg -v -c filename .. just doesn't seem to do anything, nor ...
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How to replace a file in jar with command line in linux?

I have a jar, and I need to replace a class in it, at this moment, I can only open it with "archive manager" and then drag and drop the new compiled class into the jar, but I think this is really ...
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VMware tools for Ubuntu 10.10

When will VMware publish a version of VMware tools for Ubuntu 10.10? The small screen is killing me.
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Unmodifiable music file tags

I have some music files (.mp3 and .flac) which have unmodifiable tags: After I change the tags, they revert to their original values automatically. It's not related to access permissions (using Linux) ...
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Ubuntu 9.1 and dynamic disks

I bought my laptop with Win 7 pre-installed and I shrinked a partition and created a free unallocated space , but when I was installing ubuntu It called this space "unusable" . So I started reading a ...
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Run .NET executable in Ubuntu (or wine)

I tried running a .NET executable in wine, but it is not opening up. The particular executable refers to some .NET dlls (assemblies) located at the same place as the exe. Is there any way to run it in ...
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How to delete folder.exe virus in window server 2008

I have plenty of folders .exe files in my computer. I have dual boot with ubunut. Nowas i have server 2008 i can't install any free anti virus there. Any other toolwhich can help me or ubuntu tool ...
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How to browse other Xubuntu installation files

my hard disk has two xubuntu 9.04 installation. one installation in partition /dev/sda1 and another installation in partition /dev/sda5 if I running xubuntu installation in partition /dev/sda5, how ...
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remotely execute bash or python scripts via webserver on ubuntu

Hi I want to run certain scripts on my linux machine by simply clicking a link on a webpage that is supplied by a webserver running on that machine. It is currently running ubuntu, which webserver ...
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Ubuntu Screen Lock

When I lock screen on Ubuntu, I want transmission to open up automatically, and when I unlock the screen, transmission should pause itself or die. I have searched a lot but cannot find anything ...
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Migrating from Outlook (Win) to Thunderbird (Linux) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Office 2010 to Thunderbird migration My WinXP home computer recently got hit with some malware due to a browser vulnerability in Java Quick Start, and I finally decided ...
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Domain-member Win7 system can't access Ubuntu share

I have a home network with the following computers: Windows XP SP3 (workgroup: MSHOME) Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Samba, workgroup: MSHOME) Windows 7 Ultimate company laptop (domain: XYZ) XP <--> ...
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ffmpeg fast motion webcam recording

I am trying to record every 12th frame from a webcam to a video file using ffmpeg to do fast motion (time delay) recording: ffmpeg -f oss -i /dev/dsp -r 2 -f video4linux2 -s 640x480 -i /dev/video0 -r ...
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How to mount remote filesystem for /home directory

I am looking for a way to set this up. I have a Debian server which I use to hold my home directory for my user account. I used to use Windows 7 and connect to my /home/username directory via Samba ...
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Installing Ubuntu on an External Drive

I am trying to install ububtu on an external drive. I am a programmer who wants to start using Linux. I downloaded the usb installer from the ubuntu website and followed all the steps. But when ...
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Is it possible to make local DNS cache to make browsing faster?

I've noticed that significant amount of time is spent on initial domain DNS resolve and it works much faster after that. But hey.. 90% of websites have the same IP for many months! Is it possible to ...
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hp monitor has no signal when i boot to ubuntu cd

When i boot to the cd on my emachines i have no problems and the disk has been tested in other pcs and laptops. My son needs to work on our HP, but the monitor shows no signal when I boot to the cd. ...