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How do I disable desktop notifications from popping over fullscreen flash/regular videos?

I love the new desktop notifications feature in google chrome and would not want to disable it. However, what I would like to disable is notifications from popping up when I am watching a movie in ...
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How do I set the timezone from the CLI on Ubuntu 10.04 server?

I'm currently on an Ubuntu 10.04 server with CLI access only. The timezone is set to PDT but I want to set it to EDT. How can I achieve that from the CLI?
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Dual Booting Ubuntu and Windows 7 on a laptop without a Windows 7 DVD

I have a Samsung R480 and I want to install Ubuntu on it with Windows 7 on the side. The Windows 7 installer is in its own special partition in the hard disk. I read on the Ubuntu 10.10 documentation ...
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How to access virtual machine's files from OSX?

I'm running an Ubuntu 10.10 VM under Parallels Desktop in Mac OS X Snow Leopard. I need to make the filesystem of this VM available to OS X. I can do it the other way around, where my OS X folders ...
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What's a program I can use to get realtime feed notifications (rss, atom, etc) on Linux?

I'd like to get notifications of any new posts I subscribe to with this program. I'm on Gnome/Ubuntu.
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Read/write permission on a nested folder

I have a nested directory structure like this: foo foobar foofoobar In case I want to give a user read/write access to directory foofoobar, do I have to assign read/write access on foo and ...
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How to recursively build a package and its dependencies on a Debian-based system?

Basically I want apt-get's dependency resolving ability, and to compile packages with customized options (such as the loader path). Can that be done with the apt-* suite? If not, perhaps I can try ...
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How do I open a port in Ubuntu when

My wireless is listening on 192.168.1.4 SSH is listening on 192.168.1.4:22 No firewall is running TCP wrappers are not configured, I can connect wirelessly to the Internet My kernel logs show that ...
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ctrl + r in linux / ubuntu terminal command line

With CTRL + R you can search in previous commands (in the terminal of Ubuntu). However, it always seems to display the last occurrence of the search term. Is there any way to browse through all ...
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Where does flash player save permanent files to, like game saves, or configurations?

I'd like to grab a copy of a save file I have for a flash game (to be fair, there's at least 20 hours of gaming in that save). I assume that different browsers and different operating systems do ...
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Does Ubuntu have any mechanism to install packages inside the home directory?

I'm entering an AI competition at school, and they give us each ssh access into a machine to set up our environments. I naturally do not have root access on this machine, but I want to install my own ...
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No sound through the onboard sound card in Ubuntu 10.4

I use an ASUS M4A78/EM/1394 motherboard with an AMD quad core CPU. The motherboard has on-board 5.1 sound card. I also have a Sound Blaster Audigy PCI sound card. The system has Windows 7 and Ubuntu ...
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Is it possible to use teamviewer's VPN on Ubuntu?

Is it possible to use Teamvewer's VPN on Ubuntu? If so, how it could be done, I wonder?
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create replica of ext4 filesystem and re-use it

Is there a way that I can use my Linux ext4 file system, as such and then use it on some other computer. I have a dual-boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 and my partition table looks like this: ...
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Disabling mouse acceleration in X.Org (Linux)

This is the Linux version of my Disabling mouse acceleration in Mac OS X question. Hopefully I'll get an answer this time. I am tired of mouse acceleration and want to have a completely linear mouse ...
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Linux memory full, process memory usage doesn't add up in top

I have a computer with 16GB of ram. At the moment, top shows all the RAM is taken, (NOT by cache), but the RAM used by the various processes is very far from 16GB. I have seen this problem several ...
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32-bit color in virtualbox

I installed Ubuntu 9.10 (using the old version because it's bundled with PHP 5.2.10 instead of 5.3.x, which is a requirement for me with the project I'm working on). However, I can't figure out how ...
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easy_install will not connect through proxy

I'm running Ubuntu Server 10.04 64-bit under VirtualBox, and it seems that everything except easy_install and pip can connect to the Internet. I have set and exported the http_proxy environment ...
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using wmctrl to close windows on ubuntu

Can I close a window using wmctrl that is running in wine on Ubuntu? For context: $ wmctrl -m Name: compiz Class: N/A PID: N/A Window manager's "showing the desktop" mode: OFF I'm on Ubuntu 10.10. ...
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Tag MP4 Video Files

I'm looking for a command-line tool to automatically fetch and tag my MP4 files using data from thetvdb.com. A Google search didn't turn up anything useful.
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Host server inside virtual machine

Here is what I have: Ubuntu 10.10 (host) with Apache Windows XP SP3 (virtual machine) I want, from the VM, acess the host apache to test some local sites in Internet Explorer. What should I do?
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multilingual font in gimp (ubuntu linux)

I have some hindi fonts in my linux (they even work in vim, when I try to to view some downloaded hindi webpages). Now, in gimp, it does show various multilingual fonts (hindi as well as others). ...
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Problem with ubuntu 10.10 running from USB drive

I recently downloaded Ubuntu 10.10 and created an USB drive with that. I started to run the Ubuntu from that USB drive. But I am facing so much problem. I am thinking why its not so much easy like ...
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ubuntu 10.04 latest ati driver problem

i got a problem with my ubuntu 10.04. I have downloaded the latest driver frome ati's website. the driver is 11.2. Now at start all i have is a blank screen with vertical green lines. I tryed the ...
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How to fit an application onto the screen with proper size?

I'm running Ubuntu server, and I've installed X and Chromium, which both start on login. However Chromium doesn't fit on the screen properly. I've found several fixes for people who have a window ...
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Create Eclipse Project From Host to Guest Using VirtualBox

I have windows 7 host and ubuntu 10 guest. I am using a bridged connection and can quite easily access files on the guest from the host. I can create files from within win explorer, edit files, delete ...
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Forcing an application to use a specific resolution in windows xp guest on ubuntu host, virtualbox

I have installed a game (football manager 11) on my windows xp guest os on my ubuntu 10.10 ubuntu host using virtual box.The problem is that the game starts at a higher resolution and i cant see the ...
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Best Way to “Connect” Windows Server 2003 & Ubuntu 10

If I have two servers, one running Windows Server 2003, and one running Ubuntu 10, what would be the best way to 'map' one's drive to another? Either way is fine. They are each in a different state, ...
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How to install Amazon MP3 Downloader on ubuntu?

Looks like some dependencies are missing from Amazon MP3 Downloader. I Googled, but couldn't find a working solution (there are a few blog posts, but they are old). What steps do I need to follow to ...
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Advice on Windows 7 Host and Ubuntu Guest - from WAMP

I have been using WAMP for a while on windows and I thought it was about time I moved over to a full server environment on linux. I chose ubuntu and I have installed and configured as a virtual ...
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ubuntu 3 monitors, 2 video cards not working

I'm trying to get ubuntu working w/ 3 monitors. I have been given 2 video cards lspci | grep VGA 20:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV620 LE [Radeon HD 3450] 25:05:00.0 ...
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Do the same lame settings (--alt-preset standard) have differrent names?

I've always used windows, and therefore EAC to rip my CDs, but since I've started using Ubuntu more often, I decided to try to rip some albums there. I ended up using k3b (since I found it in the ...
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Windows cannot open directory with too long name created by Linux

My laptop has two OSes: Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10. A partition of Windows 7 of format NTFS is mounted in Ubuntu. In Ubuntu, I created a directory under somehow deep path and with a long name for ...
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Can an airport extreme attached disk be used in Ubuntu?

Thinking of converting my Windows 7 Boxee box to Ubuntu to ease up on RAM and CPU load, but I can't find a method of mounting the airport disk. I have found a package called airport-utils, but I ...
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How to create a new profile for Google Chrome?

How can I set two or more Chrome profiles in Ubuntu 10.10 ?
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Sharing files between Mac Mini and Ubuntu

I want to get files off a Ubuntu box (10.04) and transfer them to a Mac Mini. I am connecting the two directly with a piece of network cable (it's not a crossover, but I am told the Mini can handle ...
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how to use 'wget' to download a whole web site

i use this code to download : wget -m -k -H http://www.digu.com but if some file cant be download , it will retry Again and again , so how to skip this file and download other files , thanks
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Ubuntu - No gnome-panels, no right-click, no internet, no hotkeys

Hey guys, I've been using Ubuntu (Maverick 10.10) on my desktop (ATI Radeon 5830) for about 3 weeks now, but all of a sudden I am unable to even use my computer. As soon as I start up, I see my ...
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Ubuntu/Gnome copy and paste problem

I am having a peculiar problem with copying and pasting from a terminal in vim. Sporadically, copy-paste will refuse to work. Control-Shift-C and Control-Shift-V cause nothing. Often, after ...
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How long should it take to install Ubuntu on a netbook?

I am installing Ubuntu version 10.10 for the netbook and it is taking forever. I am not sure if the installation has crashed or if it actually just takes this long. It has been about 45 minutes now. ...
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Audio problem on Ubuntu after upgrade

Today after I upgraded my Ubuntu 8.0.4 I noticed that audio didn't work anymore. I mean this: $ sudo aplay -l aplay: device_list:205: no soundcards found $ find /lib/modules/`uname -r` | grep snd $ ...
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Buttons functionality in Ubuntu on a Macbook pro

I have installed Ubuntu (10.10) on a Macbook pro (6,2). Does anyone know how to get the following buttons functionality: - Delete (fn+backspace doesn't work) - Home - End The keyboard does not have ...
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Compile and execute Awesome in a non-root environment

I want to install the Awesome window manager. In the environment where I want to configure it I don't have root access. It's a shared environment for all the users in the Faculty I study in. I am ...
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Please help recover formated ubuntu 10.4 desktop installed inside windows

I had windows in c:/ then i installed ubuntu 10.4 inside windows in c:/ubuntu. i then boot and select ubuntu and worked for weeks saving my important files in ubuntu desktop folder. one day my ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu Partitioning (Gparted Failed)

As title, I had try using Gparted and Gparted Live on CD/DVD, but both of them failed. Any other recommendation that I could try ?? (PS: I wanna resize the root drive as it is the only the drive it ...
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Ubuntu Alert: /dev/mapper/localhost-root does not exist. Dropping to a shell

I'm currently using Ubuntu Maverick, and whenever I try to use a kernel newer than 2.6.32-21, I get this message: ALERT! /dev/mapper/localhost-root does not exist. Dropping to a shell! Does ...
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Change the default boot options for ubuntu desktop

I have recently installed Unbuntu Desktop 10.10 on a partition alongside my normal Windows 7 x64 install. I expected to have only one OS boot menu which I would be able to edit via msconfig.exe in ...
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Ubuntu is not detecting my LCD properly , how do I fix the problem?

I want to reduce the brightness of my monitor as per my wish . But ubuntu System->Prefernce->Monitor doesn't have options and I think that coz it uses generic drivers . How do I fix this problem ? ...
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Accessing the wireless connection history available in the NetworkManager applet

The NetworkManager Applet running on my Ubuntu can show me all wireless connections that I've made over the years with their names and last connection times. However, the applet does not allow me to ...
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Dual-boot two instances of the same copy of Vista using same serial number

I have a single Vista OEM registration number which has been registered to the current hardware (single partition only), and I want to use it for two instances of dual-booted Vista... Both Vistas ...