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Change owner of folder on read-only drive in Ubuntu

My IMac died (power supply issue, out of warranty) and I removed the HDD so I could recover some files. I'm trying to copy files from my Desktop folder on the Mac HDD using Ubuntu 10.04 (running from ...
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Highlight Auto-copy with TouchPad on Ubuntu 10.04

In Ubuntu 10.04, how do I highlight something and it will be copied automatically to the clipboard? With my laptop, I have to highlight a text, then right-click on it and click copy... Is there a ...
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Having problem with certain keyboard characters on ubuntu installed on a laptop

I am using ubuntu on my Toshiba laptop. It installed fine, the only problem I am having is that certain key on my keyboards are not appearing, e.g., when I type forward slash I get -, when I press + I ...
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Why is 64 bit Ubuntu not recomended for daily usage?

I am just in the process of setting up a new laptop which came with Windows 7 64 bit installed. I am going to set it up to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu. When I went to get the Ubuntu download I ...
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Sound plays on headphones and speakers with Lenovo ThinkPad L512 + Ubuntu 10

The only thing really missing from this install is this issue with the sound. I've searched all over the forums and i found one thing where you get the model and codecs and write them to a file, ...
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Running stuff (web services) in chroot/isolated env

First of all, I read all the chroot questions I could find on the net and on Superuser. Basically they all cover running a 32bit app running on 64bit host and so on. I want to have an isolated ...
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Backup Software Sources

In Ubuntu 10.04, when I goto System > Administration > Software Sources and goto the Authentication tab, I can view all of my keys allowing me to download from third party sources. How would I back ...
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Unable to boot to Windows 7 or Ubuntu after multiboot setup

I installed windows 7 in the C drive, then installed Ubnutu on E, and yesterday, I installed Windows XP on drive D. I was then unable to boot into Windows 7 or Ubuntu. I formatted drive D, but the ...
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Malwarebytes for Linux

I am looking for something for linux/gnome along the lines of Malwarebytes' ip blocker. Basically use a blacklist and block http requests if one of those ips/domains are called. I know Firefox ...
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panel is on the right side (Ubuntu)

Somehow the panel got moved to the right side. How do I move it back to the top? I tried right clicking, dragging, etc.
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What happened to XBMC for Linux?

I'm setting up an HTPC so I'm trying to install XBMC. Following the XBMC Team's instructions, the commands run as expected until the second line, where apt-get reports that the package 'xbmc' wasn't ...
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Xinerama causes windows to maximize across both monitors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In Debian Gnome, windows are maximizing over multiple monitors After I installed Xinerama whenever I maximize a window it spreads the window across both of my monitors. ...
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Outlook 2007 Exchange Server (Active Directory) on Linux

Is there a way or application that will allow Linux (Ubuntu) to integrate and exchange information (emails, calendar, etc.) with Outlook 2007 Exchange Server and Active Directory?
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How do i set up shared folders in virtual box (windows 7 host, Ubuntu guest)?

I have windows 7 (host), virtual box, and BioLinux6 (a varient of Ubuntu) as the guest OS. how can i set up the shared folders to be usable for read and write in both OS without having to re-mount ...
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Recommendations for a simple and fast image editor

I'm looking for a simple and fast image editor and was wondering if any one had any recommendations. Criteria: I'd prefer one that was free, open source is not obligatory, but always nice. Free ...
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Boot up process in Ubuntu

I am using ubuntu 10.04. When I had installed the OS it hardly took 20 secs to boot. Later on I started installing s/w like apache server, mysql server, bacula server, dictionary server, etc. And now ...
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How to remove gzip from Linux

I tried sudo aptitude remove gzip and it looked like it uninstalled but when I typed gzip at the terminal it still ran.
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Linux decibel (max peak volume) limit

I just watched a movie and had to set the volume level quite high to get audio. I forgot to set the volume to the lower level it was at and started a trance music track and that literally made my ears ...
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Execute script before shutting down in Ubuntu

When I shut down my computer I want to show some pending tasks that I have to do before leaving the office. I have a local application to manage those tasks, so basically I just want to run a ...
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How to save settings on bootable USB drive?

I have a bootable USB drive w/Ubuntu 10.04. I use it to learn Ubuntu and to diagnose, repair, or recover other people's computers and files. The problem comes when I constantly have to keep ...
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Writing a bash shell script for website backup

I am about to write my first shell script for backing up my server. These are the steps I have identified so far. Copy files to be backed up to /srv/backup/ run mysqldump and copy the file to ...
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Change less (pager) default options

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04. My default pager(set using update-alternatives, not $PAGER) is less. The problem is, when I use ri(Ruby documentation tool) with the '-f ansi' mode, less shows the escape ...
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Can you do keyboard shortcuts in gedit?

Not sure if I am missing something very obvious here, but it looks like you can't set your own key bindings in gedit. I've looked around on the ubuntu support forums and Googled around, but apart from ...
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Netbeans 6.9 on Ubuntu not saving panel locations

Whenever I fire up netbeans on ubuntu the locations of the panels from my last session is not saved, unlike the behavior on windows. I installed netbeans using OS independent package not through the ...
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Denyhosts keeps adding my IP address to hosts.deny

I have setup Denyhosts to run on my server, and have been using it succesfully for the last few weeks, to allow me to ssh into my server from my home dev machine. This morning, I accidentally typed ...
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untarred files on server has different owner

I am creating a tar gzipp'ed archive on my local machine (as user1) using the following commands: user1@devmachine:~/$ tar czpf dir.tar.gz thedirectory on the server, I untar it (as user 2) ...
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Ubuntu logwatch - is this cause for concern?

I am using Logwatch on my server, whcih is running Ubuntu 10.0.4 I saw the following line in the LogWatch report: Unmatched Entries pam_env(sshd:setcred): Unable to open env file: ...
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Data coming from the network is only partially transfered on Asus EEE 1001HA, Ubuntu 10.4 Lucid

My wife's netbook started behaving strangely lately. I dug around and found the following symptoms: web browsing: painfully slow (keeps "loading" pages; it might show something like half the Google ...
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ubuntu update packages

i have ubuntu Lucid installed, need to update packages, when i ran 'sudo apt-get update' i can see list of packages need to be updated, when i ran 'sudo apt-get upgrade' o r 'sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu grub fails to start, error: out of disk

My computer has become quite strange the last days, last week grub stopped working and just halted at the grub prompt. I can manually start the system by writing insmod /boot/grub/linux.mod linux ...
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Setting up autotest with rspec in ubuntu

I'm trying to set up autotest on Ubuntu, and no matter what my configuration, I get this: loading autotest/rails_rspec2 style: RailsRspec2 ...
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How to find the architecture of OS installed?

I'm using Core 2 Duo. So, from Intel website I found that it is 64-bit architecture CPU. Long back I've installed Ubuntu OS on this machine. But I'm not sure if I installed x86-32 or x86-64 version ...
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Ubuntu channel with more updated software?

Is there some easy way to get access to earlier releases on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS? Not looking for bleeding edge, just a channel with software that is not 6 months old.
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Advice for sharing a guest vm's files with the host

I've got a RAIDZ array on a FreeBSD guest. My host is Ubuntu 10.04 running KVM. I'd like to mount the array on the host OS somehow and access the files as efficiently as possible. Any advice? ...
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Unable to install gnome-shell on Ubuntu Maverick 10.10

I run: mojo@mojo:~/Downloads$ sudo apt-get install gnome-shell Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages could not be installed. ...
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Can the volume change when I plug in headphones?

I want the volume to change when I plug in headphones, because my netbook's speakers are really quiet but the earbuds I have are really loud when I plug them in. I'm running Ubuntu Lucid Netbook ...
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How change linux swap disk priority permanently

I'm using two swap disks. Changing the order they are in in /etc/fstab and using "pri" in fstab doesn't have any effect. This is what it looks like /etc/fstab #swap on other disk ...
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How to use uname -r

Some instructions say to put 'uname -r' into terminal commands. Is this supposed to be automatically converted by the system to something else? It doesn't get converted to anything on my system. uname ...
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finding surrounding lines with grep

I know how to use grep to output a line that matches a string. But what if I also want to output one line above every line containing a matching string, how do I do that?
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Lock the mouse cursor to one screen in Linux / Ubuntu

This question has already been asked, but for Windows: http://superuser.com/questions/50726/is-it-possible-to-lock-the-mouse-to-one-screen I am using Ubuntu 10.04 with 2 screens with different ...
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Why don't my dual monitors powersave right when dual booting?

I am currently running a dual boot of Ubuntu and Windows 7 on my Laptop and now I am trying to connect another monitor for work. The problem is that my monitor (LG W1952QT) works when I boot Ubuntu ...
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How to install MySql on Ubuntu 10

I have done the following: shell> sudo apt-get install mysql-server-core-5.1 shell> sudo apt-get install mysql-client-core-5.1 Both seemed to complete fine with no errors. I have the ...
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Ubuntu - connecting 3rd monitor fails with “xrandr: cannot find crtc for output DVI-0”

I've got a laptop with a DVI and VGA output on the back. With everything connected it will only allow me to run 2 of the 3 monitors e.g. laptop display + VGA or DVI+VGA but not all 3. xrandr says I ...
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Removing previously type commands at a remote server

I am ssh'ing into a remote server and then su'ing to root. The problem is that sometimes, I have not paid enough attention to the console message, and I have accidentally typed in the root password ...
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How can I install yuuguu on Ubuntu 10.04?

How can I install yuuguu on Ubuntu 10.04?
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kernel compilation failure [Ubuntu Lucid]

I'm a newbie Linux/Ubuntu user. And I tried to compile a kernel as my Dell Studio 1555 laptop cannot be hibernated due to ATI open source graphic driver bug. So, I had to compile a kernel version ...
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VirtualBox running Ubuntu is slow (Mac OS X host)

My MacBook Pro is generally a fast machine (3.06 Ghz Core 2 Duo, 8GB of RAM, 7200RPM hard drive) but VirtualBox 3.2.6 running Ubuntu 10.04 is just too slow compared to VMWare. What can I fiddle with ...
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Changing system time in VirtualBox

I need to change the time on my VirtualBox winxp machine (I have an ubuntu host), but it automatically syncronizes with the host. I need different times on the machines because I'm developing ...
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How to make both audio jack outs to work together?

I have HP Pavilion laptop with two jack outs for audio and both of them work if only one is plugged in. If both of jacks are used, then in only one headphones set there is a sound. I would like to ...
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Is ALSA responsible for detecting sound cards?

I installed a sound card which is not detected by my Linux installation, but it is detected and working when I boot off the Live CD. I have tried to do all kinds of things with Alsa to get it to work ...