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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 ...
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ubuntu: root password

Well, I don't know exactly how it happened. But, thing is if I issue a command which I need root priviliges an error message comes that says <user> does not have an entry in sudoers file I ...
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“HIbernate” disappeared from Ubuntu Shut Down menu after installing Debian

I installed Debian Squeeze today, alongside my existing Ubuntu 11.04 installation. Since then, the "Hibernate" option disappeared from Ubuntu's Shut Down dialog and from the menu of the Shut Down ...
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ext2 or ext3 filesystem with the most available space

First of all, security is important so I want to use a reasonable size of inode backups and things like that, whatever those mean... I want to use ext2 or ext3 for a common partition between Win7 and ...
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Problems with connecting Thunderbird client to dovecot installed on Ubuntu

I am trying to connect a Thunderbird client to my dovecot server. The dovecot is installed on Ubuntu. I know that my server works (at least partially), since when I send a mail to a user in the server ...
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ubuntu slow startup time - modprobe?

I have setup my laptop with Ubuntu 11.04. I bought a fresh SSD, and expected the startup time at <30 seconds but it takes about 3-5 minutes. I have taken a snapshop using bootchart but I don't ...
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bridge networking using pppo

I amusing reliance netconnect from pppo. I have added vbox and vm in it. vm can access outside machines but other cant to vm. can anyone tell me how to bridge in ppp0?
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How do I set what should happen in terminal on a certain command?

If I execute cal 2013 in terminal, it echoes the calendar for the year 2013. For the matter of fun, I'd like the terminal to echo This year won't come. How should I do this? I tried adding ...
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Tv Tunner card drivers/software in Ubuntu

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 and I have problems with the TV card. I have this TV card is SAA7130 Video Broadcast Decoder Techcom TV Card SSD-TV-670 Where/how can I install its drivers and ...
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How to use VirtualBox guest controls with Microsoft Office?

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 with VirtualBox and a Windows XP VM. This VM has Office 2007 installed on it. How can I use Guest Controls so that Office files (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx, etc.) open in Office on ...
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How to install old version of python by removing new version in Ubuntu?

I want to uninstall Python 2.6.5 and then install Python 2.5. I also want to uninstall nosetests new version and install the old one. OS is Ubuntu.
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OS on a extended partition

I have a laptop with Windows-7 installed on it. The disk currently has 4 partitions, all of type NTFS. I am sure one of them would be an extended partition as only 3 primary partitions are allowed. I ...
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Why does my 32bit ubuntu see 8GB of RAM?

I have just installed a fresh copy of ubuntu 11.04 32 bit and I was surprised to see that the OS can see my 8GB of RAM not like Windows 32 bit OS. How does it work? How is the address mapping ...
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Setup Dovecot in Ubuntu

I am trying to install Dovecot on an Ubuntu server. For some reason, when I start the process, it informs me that the process is tunning, but when I search for it using "ps -A | grep dovecot", I see ...
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Boot to Windows once from Grub then back to Ubuntu on next boot

I do a lot of remote work on computers and my home comptuer has 2 OSes: Ubuntu and Windows 7. I would like to be able to switch to Windows occasionally but this is impossible without losing my ability ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 Static IP doesn't take

I'm trying to set a static IP address in Ubuntu 11.04. I did a server install. I edited my /etc/network/interfaces file to include: auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 10.0.0.100 ...
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Equivalent to Sysinternals Process Explorer on Linux

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and am looking for an equivalent to Process Explorer on Linux. There is System Monitor but it's not nearly as good as Process Explorer with all of its detailed information ...
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Nothing on Ubuntu desktop but Ubuntu color home screen

I've installed Ubuntu 10.04 - my desktop loads up but doesn't have any search icons or system search. I can log in and also right click but that's all. Nothing on the desktop but the Ubuntu color ...
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Changing Ubuntu 11.04 default terminal

I upgraded a Ubuntu system from 10 to 11.04 (natty narwhal) a couple of days ago. A few things to tweak but generally all good and the Unity interface is..well..different. I'm now accessing the ...
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Software RAID performance/limitations in degraded mode

Trying to polish the final fine details of software RAID mission critical home-server solution. I am curious about the server performance in RAID-1 (mirroring) degraded mode (where one of the hard ...
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Why is there a .bash_profile and .bashrc, they seem to do the same thing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: When does mac/ubuntu use .bash_profile and/or .bashrc? Difference between .bashrc and .bash_profile I loaded up ubuntu on a vm on my windows computer, and my ...
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Where to get USB Modem Drivers for Ubuntu

I don't have any specific model name, but was just wondering how people actually collect the drivers for Ubuntu. Do third parties provide them or they are available from Ubuntu App Store.
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How to set Environmental Variable?

Please tell me how to set environment variables JAVA_HOME MAVEN_HOME TOMCAT_HOME PATH I installed Java via terminal apt-get command, Tomcat and Eclipse by downloading tar.gz files and extracting ...
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Linux Mint or Ubuntu installation? [closed]

I am intending to install either Linux Mint or Ubuntu distribution. But I am not sure which distribution to go far, as I have read online that Linux Mint comes with many features such as flash ...
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Port 25 blocked, change ubuntu mailout to open port

My ISP blocked my port 25 (comcast), so I can't send mailout (via postfix). Can I modify to send mail out on 587 or so? I'm having issues figuring it out correctly.
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How can I apply separate permission for each user of same group in samba (Ubuntu 11.04)?

I have created a group named Readers and added three users readera,readerb,readerc. The share folder created like /home/Readers/readera,/home/Readers/readerb and /home/Readers/readerc. Here how can I ...
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Linux, is it necessary to to Md5sum when copying files to new directory on same hard drive?

I'm using an ubuntu server and the project I am working on has very strict requirements regarding making sure data is not corrupted. I can't seem to find a good answer on this, when doing a local copy ...
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VMware Ubuntu boot fails (stuck in initramfs prompt)

I've been playing aroung with a Ubuntu Server 10.04 installed through VMware (the host is Windows XP). For any reason (I suspect a power off of my host machine), the guest OS seems broken. Every time ...
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Ubuntu 11 Unity, how to open several instances of Nautilus with keyboard?

On the default installation of Ubuntu 11.04, if I press Windows key + 1, a Nautilus windows will open. If I press it again, it just brings the one Nautilus already opened to focus. I want to actually ...
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How to check which apache modules are enabled/installed?

which is the most elegant way to check which apache modules are enabled?
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Ubuntu: make a hotkey to switch to browser window

I'd like to map F3 to set the focus to my current Firefox window. How can I do this on Ubuntu?
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What generates this message: “*** SECURITY information for hostname ***”?

almost every time I use one Asus laptop I receive this email: subject * SECURITY information for hostname * hostname : May 17 10:50:36 : user : `浂 The symbol after the user field is always ...
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Ohphone - where to download for CentOS/Fedora distributions?

I'm using a project which mentioned I need to used ohphone. However I can't find any Fedora/CentOS versions of ohphone that work with OpenH323. Does anyone know where I could find that?
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Grub doesn't load Ubuntu 10.10 after update

I recently installed a lot of updates for Ubuntu 10.10, since 11.04 didn't work on my system (Lenovo x201). Today after the update, grub still exists and lists all OS on boot-up. Starting Windows 7 ...
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Possible to Boot install OS (Ubuntu/Windows 7) from hard drive folders/partition?

So I've been installing OSes from USB for sometime. Now when I am using Ubuntu mainly with Windows sometimes, I wanted to have a way to have multiple OS installers in 1 USB or even internal hard ...
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Make “Try Ubuntu” dialog box non-interactive

I have Ubuntu 11.04 32-bit installed on a usb drive. Every time I boot the drive my work laptop Ubuntu asks me if I want to 'Try Ubuntu' without installing or 'Install Ubuntu.' I always click 'Try' I ...