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How to find out if mainboard is SATA compatible

Do you know any commands to find out the machine's maindoard is compatible to SATA? If not how can I examine it physically? I am using Ubuntu 10.04 desktop.
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Remote Desktop on Linux cooperating with Windows

Which Linux remote desktop servers cooperate also with Windows Clients, so I can log onto my machine from Windows standard program and Ubuntu one? Systems: Natty Narwhal and Windows XP, Vista, 7
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Windows 7 time issues

My current time in Windows7 is set to UTC +8 (Kuala Lumper). For some reason, the time is always 8 hours ahead. Curiously though, my applications seem to be using the 'right time' that is it is not 8 ...
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vmware cli command resxtop not found on 64 bit ubuntu

I installed VMware-vSphere-CLI-4.1.0-254719.x86_64 on 64-bit Ubuntu 10.10 and I'm having an issue. When I try to run resxtop it says: exec: 527: /usr/lib/vmware-vcli/bin/resxtop: not found What ...
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Turn off wireless light

I'm trying to get my wireless light to turn out on my Dreamplug, I've tried using the command sys_cfg_ctl 1 but it still stays on (AP is not visible anymore though). I'm assuming there's another ...
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Getting only grub prompt after installing dual boot Windows 7 then Ubuntu and EasyBCD

I'm having an annoying problem. I installed Windows 7 a long time ago, yesterday I installed Ubuntu 10.04. After installing the Ubuntu, it was working great (I got the grub boot menu and everything) ...
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Access Windows Registry from Ubuntu

Is there any way I can access registry of my Windows 7 installation from Ubuntu. I believe that Registry Editor is a GUI to edit various configuration settings which are stored and distributed among ...
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How to tether a Linux PC to a Windows PC?

I am in the process of changing Internet providers and currently have no Internet at home. On weekdays, I can manage with using Internet only on the smartphone, but for the weekends, I'd like to have ...
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What filesystem is Wubi?

I want to convert by Wubi Ubuntu install to a partition. But what filesystem is it? Which should I use?
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Empty menus in emacs

I am using emacs-snapshot on Ubuntu 11.04. In some of the emacs modes, like Auctex and ESS, the menus have no contents, i.e. in Auctex when I click on the Preview, Latex, or Command menus, a small ...
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USB Ubuntu Linux drive not detected on reboot, works with hard shutdown?

I'm somewhat new to the inner-workings of Linux so forgive me if this is a stupid problem. I used the instructions on Ubuntu's website to build my LiveUSB drive from scratch. It seems to work ...
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~/.vim folder has gone after vim reinstall (Ubuntu 10.10)

I had a problem with an arrow keys in Ubuntu (known as the A B C D problem). All advices I have found does not help me to resolve this bug. So, I deside to reinstall vim totaly. After I install it ...
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Recover file from Windows hard drive using Ubuntu

I created a Ubuntu Live CD and I have it running. The hard drive is mounted and I can see the Windows folder and some backup folders, but not any other folders or files. How do I get to those?
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Can I erase a GRUB bootloader?

I installed ubuntu on my Windows 7 pc. Automatically it used the GRUB bootloader. Then I learnt how to use VirtualBox. I have no need for Ubuntu. So can I delete Ubuntu and GRUB while leaving Windows ...
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Problem with sender definition in squirrel mail over dovecot installed on ubuntu

I recently installed squirrelmail on an ubuntu server, with dovecot installed. It seems to work well, except when I send an e-mail, the receiving party sees the mail as coming from @example.com, i.e ...
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How to solve the problem of broken package list on Kubuntu?

Please I am facing a recent problem with my system. The problem is as follows: 1. I am not able to open the synaptic manager at all. Receiving the error of: E: Encountered a section with no ...
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Is there general Linux periodic maintenance that I should be doing?

On Windows, I used to check every so often for disk fragmentation, delete large files, defragment, check through the registry for startup entries/process hogs, etc etc. While generally people say ...
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How to use arrow keys while navigating through file tree?

How can I use the arrow keys (right and left) to fold or unfold directories (tree nodes) within e.g. Nautilus or Eclipse instead of using the space bar? Is it possible to bind this? (Note: This is ...
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Running FreeBSD binaries on Linux

In general, will binaries built on FreeBSD run on Linux operating systems, especially Ubuntu?
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Windows/Mac client compatible with Empathy's “People Nearby” function

In Empathy (the Ubuntu IM program) you can talk to other people on your LAN with the "People nearby" function. I'd like to use this at work, but the other PC's there are mostly Windows, and some ...
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Alternative to Abiword, LibreOffice or Open Office under Linux

Actually I'm looking for a word processor with the folllowing features : Base Formatting Lightweight Stable & bugfree It should work for common office work on quite old machines. EDIT : It's ...
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Ubuntu Wild and Crazy Laptop Mouse

I installed Ununtu 10.10 on a Lenovo Think Pad. I love it overall, but I for this crazy mouse problem. First a bit about the laptop.... It has both a track pad and a eraser mouse. So after working ...
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Can key loggers exist in Ubuntu, and if so, how can they be detected and removed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux keylogger without root or sudo! Is it real? Is it possible for a malicious website to install a key logger on my Ubuntu desktop? If so, how can I detect and ...
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OpenOffice/LibreOffice Impress messing up master slides when saving in native (ODP) format

I want to have several master slides in my presentation so I created them in View ► Master ► Slide Master. The background images of my master slides are different (I added the images to each master ...
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What's a good temperature for a processor to idle at?

I'm running an Intel Core2 Duo T6600 @ 2.20GHz in my Ubuntu laptop, and it runs at around 45 degrees celsius. Is this a good idle temperature? What do most processors run around, temperature-wise? ...
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Want to use Fedora 15 (for GOME 3) until Ubuntu 11.10 releases, which Ubuntu applications are NOT available for Fedora?

I'm a long time Ubuntu user but having Unity in Ubuntu 11.04 is really an issue for me as I can't adjust to it. However, GNOME 3 seems more intuitive than Unity. As currently, there's no reliable way ...
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Using wireless mouse A4tech G7-540 in Ubuntu?

I am intending to get wireless mouse (most probably A4Tech G7-540) and on other 2.4G wireless mouse, but I am not sure that whether Ubuntu 10.04 LTS will support it as a plug n play, or do I need to ...
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How to troubleshoot “remote end hung up unexpectedly” error in Git

I setup GIT in a Windows and a Ubuntu. Both of them works well locally. Now I want to put some repository from Windows to Ubuntu. I think I can use 'git push' in the Windows, or use 'git clone' in the ...
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Inhibit suspend under Gnome

I have enabled the gnome (2.30) screensaver and set it to suspend the machine after so many minutes. It works fine! Now, there are cases that I want to use the machine in "server mode". That is, ...
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How do I emulate a scroll wheel in Ubuntu 10.04?

I have a Kensington Orbital Optical trackball. This has two buttons and a trackball. I am using Ubuntu 10.04. I wish to set this up so that when I click and hold the right mouse button (button 3 ...
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Adding Webmin to Bitnami Lamp Stack

I'm running Bitnami on my free tier amazon bitnami-lampstack-3.0.6-0-linux-ubuntu-10.04-ebs (ami-aa8cf5f8) Description: BitNami Lampstack 3.0.6-0 EBS AMI Status: available Platform: Ubuntu Image ...
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Compile gvim from sources?

Recently, I've installed vim like so: hg clone https://vim.googlecode.com/hg/ vim cd vim sudo ./configure --enable-rubyinterp=yes --enable-pythoninterp=yes --enable-gui=gtk2 --prefix=/opt/vim make ...
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Mount Ubuntu .disk file as Virtual Drive on Windows

I installed Ubuntu "on" Windows Vista using the Wubi installer. The Ubuntu "disk" files are located in C:\ubuntu\disks\. (So, there's a large 30GB .disk file in that directory.) How can I "mount" it ...
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BackInTime/Kompare: cannot parse diff output when comparing snapshots

Actually, the subject is pretty self-explanatory: trying to compare (diff) two snapshots using BackInTime utility, selecting two different snapshots, the kompare window is displayed as empty along ...
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Installing gtk+3, can't see X11/extensions/XInput2.h

According to Synaptic package manager I have version 1:7.3+10ubuntu10.2 of both xorg and xserver-xorg, the latest version. I am trying to install gtk+3.0.0 and when I run 'make' it works until this ...
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Can't restore using BackInTime: nothing happens

It all should be simple, but I probably miss some detail: Made two backups (successfully) Choose one backup (successfully) Select it and press 'restore' - nothing happens, the files are not restored ...
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How to access TrackPad device in eeepc?

I am on an Eeepc running Ubuntu and I am trying to store the raw data from the Eeepc's inbuilt track pad in a file. To do this with the keyboard (as root) I went cat /dev/input/event7 > ...
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Netbook won't boot after using EasyBCD

I have an Asus T91MT netbook on which I used to have Windows 7 Home Premium and Ubuntu 10.10 installed (dual boot). After trying to upgrade to Ubuntu 11.04, Ubuntu is no longer able to boot, so I ...
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In which directory should I extract and install gtk+, glib, gdk-pixbuf, pango in ubuntu?

I am trying to install the latest version of GTK+ and I have downloaded all the packages listed here: http://www.gtk.org/download-linux.html In which directory should I extract each of the tar ...
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How to get list of Windows's shared folders on Ubuntu

We have a small LAN in my office, I use Ubuntu and other PCs have Windows XP and 7 - they have some shared folder on them. How dp I get a list of Windows's shared folders on Ubuntu in Terminal (using ...
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I deleted files from my Linux box's /boot directory and now it won't boot

I did that to save space. Now I see GRUB loading, please wait ... ERROR 15 when booting. What can I do ? /boot still has files corresponding to 2.6.32-27 version of the Kernel. But I ...
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Always on top and always on all visible workspaces on reopen in Gnome

How to make it so that pidgin is always on top and always on all visible workspaces in Gnome, no matter if I restart it or not?
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How to reinstall all .deb packages?

I have installed a number of packages with much pain. (I've a slow internet connection) Now I want to reinstall Ubuntu (I use 10.10), but I don't want to download all the packages again. I have ...
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How can I make mdadm auto-assemble RAID after each boot?

I successfully created a RAID (mirroring) by utilizing mdadm. However, I must run the following commands after each boot: mdadm --stop --scan // to stop /dev/md127 - I don't know where the number 127 ...
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Ubuntu Network Manager and VLAN

On Ubuntu I set up a VLAN on eth5 as eth5.1451. I want to configure it using network manager(nm-applet), but network manager does not see the newly created VLAN? Is there a way to make NM recognize ...
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Grub Autostart with timeout

On Ubuntu 10.4 LTS I want Grub to start the default OS after 5 Seconds. I'd like to see the output of the startup scripts. Currently grub wait forever until I hit return and the output of the startup ...
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Can Bitlocker be used in a dual boot system with Windows on one drive, Linux on another?

My workplace allows for remote logins to the company network, with certain prerequisites for securing a computer before making the connection, one of which is that Windows must be used to make the ...
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What's the Best Practice reinstalling windows 7 on a dual boot with ubuntu 11.04

I've posted a question here that I have a 32bits windows 7 on a dual boot machine with ubuntu 10.04 upgraded to 11.04. From the responses I had from the questions, I decided to reinstall the windows 7 ...
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Gparted can't see partitions on an Acer Extensa 5420 laptop

I tried to install Ubuntu on my Acer Extensa 5420 laptop. At the point where Gparted should allow me to select partitions I could not see my Windows partitions with Vista and XP installed on them. It ...
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How do I set a default nick for new irssi connections?

When trying to connect to an irc server in irssi, I get the following error: root Erroneous Nickname: Reserved for services I don't know how to change the nickname before the connection is ...