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Tilde with gnome-terminal instead of function keys in Ubuntu

When I'm pressing the function keys, for example F12, I get a tilde symbol on my cursor position (~ sign). How can I turn this of ? This issue affects both shells, Bash and the Zsh. What dotfiles ...
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How to adjust display of midnight commander in kitty?

When I connect to ubuntu from kitty (a putty clone) it looks like this: How do I fix the display?
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Ubuntu maverick username and password works with ssh but not with smb when I connect from MacOS 10.6.5

I have an Ubuntu Maverick desktop that I can easily connect using ssh but when I want to see the shared directories using "go to server", MacOs connects to the Ubuntu machine and I can see the shared ...
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How do I make AptonCD restore packages present on ISO on local disk

I used APtonCD to create a ISO image of packages I have installed on my install. I'm trying to restore the image, but it seems to look for the restore image present in my default drive. How do I get ...
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why is drop box syncing so freakishly slowly in my linux virtual machine?

i am setting up a linux virtual machine (windows 7 64 bit host, ubuntu 64 bit guest, using virtual box) and i just installed drop box and set it to sync. I've only got about 2Gb in there so i figured ...
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Setting JAVA_HOME on Ubuntu 10.x

I'm trying to get the Rhodes framework installed so I can develop Android apps. This requires that I install the SUN JDK and add JAVA_HOME and JAVA_HOME/bin to path. I thought I could solve this by ...
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Keyboard not detected when trying to install Ubuntu 10.10

I tried to install Ubuntu 10.10 desktop edition on my laptop and unfortunately it didn't detect my keyboard (it detects my mouse) so I couldn't finish installation. Is it something wrong I'm doing? ...
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Making GRUB see software RAID 0 under Ubuntu 10.10 LiveCD

I just installed Windows 7 recently, and I expect that it would alter GRUB and it did. I've been following some guides around and I am always stuck at GRUB not able to detect the usual RAID content. ...
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How to create custom Live CD with upgraded linux-image kernel?

I'm following this tutorial to customize a Live CD, http://www.debuntu.org/how-to-customize-your-ubuntu-live-cd I have prepared the rootfs in a new created ext4 partition, after remove/install ...
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Copy from CDROM is very slow in Ubuntu

I'm using the command to copy CDROM image: # dd if=/dev/sr0 of=./maverick.iso But it's very slow, at about 350k bytes/sec. I've searched the google, and try the command # hdparm -vi /dev/sr0 ...
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Tracking web traffic on Ubuntu linux

One of my employees is spending a lot of time just browsing the web and talking on Google Talk. I'd like to get a quote of exactly how much time is spent doing these things. We want to have a lax ...
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Linux (Ubuntu) USB Auth

I want to be able to authenticate with PAM using a USB drive with a file on it. I've read about how to do this with a PAM module that reads the specific USB hardware ID of a device, but if the device ...
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convert virtual machine to physical

I have vimware installed in my old computer with ubuntu OS I want to install on my new computer the same machine only as physical machine and not virtual Can I do it ? How?
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Ubuntu - Video Recording Software

I am working on Ubuntu platform and i want to record video of my application, is there any video recording software for the ubuntu platform? i think snagit is there but it is not for ubuntu. Please ...
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Easiest way to restrict IP access per user on ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu 10.10 on an old laptop for my daughter and want to be able to restrict which web sites she can access. I would like to have a white list of addresses she can access. Can anyone ...
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Using pscp and getting permission denied

I'm using pscp to transfer files to a virtual ubuntu server using this command: pscp test.php user@server:/var/www/test.php and I get the error permission denied. If I try to transfer to the ...
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Ubuntu and Windows and Separate HDs, oh my?

Need some major help. Running a Dell XPS/Dimension 630i. It came with "SATA 2 RAID 0 With Dual 500GB Hard Drives." I have installed a new, third non-raided drive and installed Ubuntu on it. So now I ...
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What version of Ubuntu to use for Desktop with 8Gb RAM?

This may sound as a stupid question, but I am really interested whether Ubuntu Desktop i386 will be able to use all my available RAM. I want to use the latest, non-LTS version, 10.10. It says on the ...
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Help with Ubuntu and Windows, separate HDs

Need some major help. Running a Dell XPS/Dimension 630i. It came with "SATA 2 RAID 0 With Dual 500GB Hard Drives." I have installed a new, third non-raided drive and installed Ubuntu on it. So now I ...
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How can I set up Retrospect on Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit?

Problem Retrospect is a backup system that my organization uses, but I can not find support for my Ubuntu 12.10 64bit desktop. What I have tried (but did not work) download the Redhat version and ...
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Application windows always open on the top left corner of the screen on Ubuntu

I find this a highly annoying "feature" on a wide screen monitor that my mostly used apps - terminal and gedit always open directly under the top-left corner of my screen and I have to drag them to my ...
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How do I recover data after a Windows format with Ubuntu 10.10?

I had a system running Windows 7 Home premium and Ubuntu 10.04, side by side dual boot. I got an Ubuntu 10.10 image, so I decided to update. But during the installation I made a mistake by ...
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How can I run 2 already installed OS at the same time?

I have Win7 and Ubuntu installed on my PC, and I can choose which to run at boot time. I would like to be able to run the Ubuntu from within the Win7. Tools like VMWare allows one to create a new ...
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Force command-line tool to use different interface?

I have a service which I want to run over eth1. But all my other traffic still needs to run over eth0. Is it possible to force a command-line tool or other application to use the non default ...
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How to list all commands in a package?

I just downloaded the w3c-markup-validator package from the universe repositories, but I can't seem to figure out how to run it. How can I list the new commands available?
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How to skip the 'Enter password to unlock your login keyring' in ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ubuntu: “Enter Password for Default Keyring to Unlock” Whenever I login to ubunutu, it prompts me a 'Enter password to unlock your login keyring'? Is there ...
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Operating system for everyday unsafe/risky users [reopen] [closed]

Unsafe as in your non-computer super-literate parents... I have few friends that aren't really computer savvy and need often computer check or they even infect themselves with whatever... Bad-ware in ...
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How to recover XP with Ubuntu installed?

I installed Ubuntu in my laptop which had XP. For sometime it was fine, but suddenly the XP went to the blue screen of death and never recovered. It just keeps restarting if I select XP in the start ...
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How can I remove Ubuntu and install Windows 7?

I had a new hard drive and I immediately installed Ubuntu. Now I need to completely remove Ubuntu and install Windows 7 only. I tried to set the BIOS priority to DVD but nevertheless Ubuntu is taking ...
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Ubuntu - permanently remove ~/Videos and ~/Public

I've deleted the folders, but every time I sign back in they're recreated. I've edited ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs and removed the offending lines, but they're replaced when I log back in! The file say's ...
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How do you load music onto an iPod Touch wirelessly?

I'm an Ubuntu and an iPod Touch user. I have a collection of music files on my computer. I would like to be able to wirelessly browse using my iPod Touch my music collection that I have saved on my ...
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How to install SmartSVN on Ubuntu?

I want to install SmartSVN on Ubuntu. I have installed the latest sun-java6-jre package, but still I am getting such errors as An incompatible Java version has been detected which has been ...
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No sound when monitor turned off in Ubuntu

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 on a Revo r3610 nettop with integrated sound and graphics. When I boot up with the monitor turned on everything works fine. If I then turn off the monitor sound continues to ...
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Ubuntu Maverick vs Preload

Does it make sense to use "preload" service in Ubuntu Maverick? I have it installed and running with no errors in /var/log/preload.log. I don't like waiting much for applications to start when I ...
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How can I get the screen back on ubuntu after it wakes up from sleep?

When I wake up my ubuntu from sleep, the screen has black and white lines. I am on a presario x1000 laptop
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Port Forward using Ubuntu ICS

So I have my laptop receiving a wifi signal, and its sharing the connection through its ethernet port. The ethernet port is connected to a switch, and my clients (multiple computers/xbox 360/ps2) ...
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How to change the icon for programs in Ubuntu's Applications menu?

I downloaded the latest Eclipse but it doesn't provide an installer (it runs off the unzipped file). I added a shortcut in the Applications menu to it but the icon is the Ubuntu default icon. How can ...
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Chameleon Bootloader: Install Ubuntu Netbook Remix from USB flash drive?

hi there i have an Dell Mini v10 and tried to install OS X onto it. Wasn't too happy with the performance and so I want to install Ubuntu. Problem is: I have installed Chameleon Bootloader and when I ...
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Why does “unrar” extract everything fine, except for *.html files?

When I try to extract different archives, files with the extension *.html never unpacked. Files with other extensions of the same archives successfully decompressed. Why is this happening? I have ...
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Is Linux vulnerable to Java drive-by exploits?

Is Linux vulnerable to Java drive-by exploits? Another computer I run on windows 7 just notified me that it was infected through Java, and I'm wondering if my Linux box (ubuntu 10) with Java ...
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To improve my productivity: how to lock the /etc/hosts file on Linux with a passcode?

I would like to lock the /etc/hosts file somehow in a way that only someone else can unlock it, possibly using a lock code. I would then give the passcode to someone else. I'm running Ubuntu 10.10.
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Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick) /dev/bus/usb non-root ioctl denied

Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick). I have a problem running the program garmin_save_runs (part of the garmin-forerunner-tools package) as an ordinary user, whereas it works when run with sudo. Non-sudo ...
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Making two networks visible to each other

I have made a rough drawing of my network layout: The gateway, the two servers and the wifi router have a global IP address with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.240. The PCs have local IP addresses in ...
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Best, easy to use open source virtualization solution for Ubuntu 10.04?

I am a big fan of VMWare Workstation - it works great and is so easy to use... However, I like open source. I realize there's VirtualBox, but ideally I was looking to something to do the following: ...
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How can I prevent Desktop Users from accessing any online website?

How can I prevent Desktop Users from accessing any online website in Ubuntu? I tried 127.0.0.1 * in /etc/hosts but it didn't do the trick. Please note that I need to keep http://localhost fully ...
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How can I prevent regular users from connecting to new wireless networks?

I have a created a wireless connection from the main admin account and checked the box saying "Available to all users", everything is working correctly. How can I prevent the desktop users from ...
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Files disappearing, errors during linux boot

On my laptop I've got - Windows 7 (NTFS), Ubuntu 10.10 x64 (ext4) and a few NTFS partitions which are also mounted under Ubuntu. 1.Today when I opened console text like this appeared: "I don't know ...
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Ubuntu / Gnome window resizing horizontally

The Gnome programmers probably have a hidden counter of each time a user misses the resize of a window horizontally, and take a good laugh when they look at it... Because to resize a window ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 recognizing USB 2.0 external HD as USB 1.1

When I connect the USB 2.0 drive I see this: usb 1-4.3: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 5 so I know it's getting seen as USB 1.1. usb-devices shows that it really is USB 2.0 ...
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What does a Linux distro need to act as a router?

Im trying to setup a one of my machines with preferably ubuntu/fedora since I will be running some services on it. So it would have to do: DHCP Port forwarding Firewalling Am I missing services? ...