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screen flicker problem (OS independent)

I am facing an annoying screen flicker problem... I did so many tests, still cant find the actual cause of this. All the components are in warranty.. Please help me to find the problematic component!! ...
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apt-get behind proxy on VirtualBox Ubuntu

how can I set apt-get to work behind proxy?
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Ruby/gem installation paths scattered all over, cause?

can you help me understand my ruby folder structure? I don't understand why my gems are scattered all over and why they aren't recognised commands. I'll explain how my installation looks like first: ...
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chmod 777 on local server not working

i have a ubuntu 10.10 box on my local network and sshing with my mac what i did is chmod 777 the www directory recursively so that i can use my fav ide to develop on it. i did this sudo chmod 777 ...
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How to execute a php file with crontab?

I have ubuntu setup with lamp and I was wondering what I would type to start a php page say at 2am everyday. I am still studying how crontab works so I can't test to see which one works. So if I ...
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What is the default terminal (shell) for Xubuntu?

What is the default terminal (shell) for Xubuntu? Does Xubuntu use the same shell as Ubuntu?
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difference between ubuntu and ubuntu server?

what is the difference between ubuntu and ubuntu server? aside from server being command line only are there services/software that exist on server that dont on the desktop edition?
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how to connect to wifi on ubuntu server 10.10

i will be installing ubuntu server and since its all through terminal how do i connect to wifi? what commands do i type in to connect and enter the passsword? thanks
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Is the new Ubuntu 11.04 stable enough to install on a macbook partition?

Is the new Ubuntu 11.04 stable enough to install on a macbook partition? Also, when i attempted to install it, it displayed alot of errors and wouldnt work. Anyone successfully installed it?
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I want find a good mysql Manager use on Ubuntu

On Windows, i use SQLyog. And I am new to Ubuntu. Is there any mysql manager programs as good as SQLyog?
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Facebook Connect only timeouts on Ubuntu

I recently switched ISPs. One site I visit regularly includes the Facebook Connect JS on it's site - http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1 However, the browser is not downloading the ...
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Can't create any folder in htdocs on ubuntu

How do I set the permission, so I can? The "Create new folder" option is greyed out. I tried this: sudo chmod -rw /opt/lampp/htdocs But it still doesn't work. When I add sudo chmod -rw 755 ...
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In regards to ddrescue, do not run on a mounted partition

Never try to rescue a r/w mounted partition. The resulting copy may be useless. source: http://www.gnu.org/software/ddrescue/manual/ddrescue_manual.html what does this mean exactly? I have finally ...
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How do I go into root and have it change my prompt?

I am using ubuntu-10.04 and bash. I want to go into root and have it change my prompt to underlined red characters to reflect that I am in root. At the bash prompt, if I type: $ sudo bash then I go ...
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Why do I still see the Windows partition from my Ubuntu installation?

Did I install Ubuntu correctly? Can I just copy and move stuff from and to that partition when I'm working in Ubuntu? I'm pretty sure I installed Ubuntu into a second partition, but for some reason I ...
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Ubuntu 64 bit version [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is 64 bit Ubuntu not recomended for daily usage? I have a 64 bit PC. I want to install Linux (as a second OS). I was thinking Ubuntu, but in the download link it ...
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Ubuntu gnome-shell decorations / theme broken

I've upgraded Ubuntu to 11.04 and replaced unity with gnome shell. Now the controls and window decorations look like if there was "no theme". I have an ATI HD 3470 and I don't use proprietary drivers ...
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Surfing remote from another computer

My University doesn't let me browse their article database if I am not behind their firewall. But I want to read some papers while not at home. So I want to find some way of remote browsing. My ...
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Gnome: Running custom shell scripts on key press

I have created a shell script for a custom action which is working fine. I want to run this .sh file (mon.sh) on pressing Alt+F15. I have done the following: In gconf-editor, under ...
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mounting remote hard disk (Linux)

I have a machine running Ubuntu 10.04. I have a VPS (virtual private server) also running Ubuntu Linux. The VPS has a dedicated IP. I want to have a setup, so that the directories on the VPS are ...
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Vncserver and login issue at the Lock Screen

I am using vnc server for the first time on Ubuntu with gnome (Ubuntu 10.04.2 (lucid) with Gnome 2.30.2) and have a strange login issue. When I ran it the first time, I was asked to setup a password. ...
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Clear drop-down history of Firefox

I was wondering how to clear the following privacy in Firefox 3.6.16: when typing address in the address bar, the history meeting the partial typing provided by auto-completion. without doing ...
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Ubuntu Package (.deb) Recommendations Installation Folder and Binary Name

I'm building a .deb file for an executable jar I've built for myself. I got a .deb built and installed my program to /usr/bin. As I have a jar I now had an executable file called ...
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how to know if a directory is referenced by a symlink

Is there a command that I could execute to find out if a directory is referenced by a symlink somewhere on the machine. ie: pwd => /home/user/source/ vdir lrwxrwxrwx 1 user group 24 ...
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Prevent Firefox' directory-listing to display 'file'-prefix

Depending on the filetype, firefox shows sometimes a prefix file: (german: 'Datei: '), and sometimes not. Here is a Screenshot: I made those dummy-files with linux, and they aren't real files, to ...
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Ubuntu: Quickly reordering windows

Is it possible to quickly reorder windows in Gnome Ubuntu? I often find myself with many maximized windows and needing to get 3 or 4 specific ones to the front of my display. My solution now is Ctrl ...
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VIM colors in terminal look very dry

I've been trying out a few different vim color schemes but none of them ever look like the picture (they seem very dry, not as colorful). I have tried messing with all the "profile preferences" on ...
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how to write into file after doing sudo vi /dir to file

i have ubuntu 10.10 installed on a box. and i ssh to it from another computer. when i do sudo vi /var/www/page.php i enter a text editor. when when i try to type i hear that ding noise as in i cant ...
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Making vim the default editor in Ubuntu Linux

While trying to make vim default instead of gedit, I found this could be done two ways: Use defaults.list and make text/plain (and others) point to vim.desktop (what is the format for creating ...
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Cannot install Skype on ubuntu 10.10

I tried to install skype on my ubuntu 10.10 resulting in the following error. I even made changes to sources.list adding maverick partner. Still cannot get it to install The following packages ...
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Windows 7 backup network restore: “The network location cannot be reached, 0x800704CF”

When I try to restore from a backup image, I get this error. After I enter the network address (\\10.0.0.1\backup or \\z\backup), the wizard presents me with the network login dialog, which leads ...
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Setting up VSFTPD permissions with Apache server

I have a VM running Ubuntu 10.10. I'm using Netbeans and uploading files to an ftp on the virtual machine. I'm using vsftpd. The problem I'm having is, the owner of the folder /var/www is the user ...
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How to paste a large text in browser in HTML text area

I'm trying to paste a large material on my site. Unfortunately, if I select more then a 1000 lines or so browser doesn't react on 'paste' command. I can paste it in text editor without any trouble, ...
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Why my internet connection works little faster on Ubuntu than on Windows 7?

I notice good download and upload speed on Ubuntu 10.10, but a bit slower on Windows 7. Why?
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Bash completion makes bash start slowly

Starting a bash on my ubuntu system takes about 2 seconds. If I remove loading /etc/bash_completition in .bashrc it starts without delay. Of course I don't want to give up completition and I don't ...
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Can't reach my home server from outside

I have a static ip address granted by my ISP. I have a small home server (Ubuntu server+ Apache) and I maintain a website which used to be reachable by domain name and by ip address. Suddenly I ...
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How to make Ubuntu automatically detect “Always connected” DSL connection?

Ubuntu is not detecting my internet connection automatically. It is a DSL connection that is always online. How to make Ubuntu detect it automatically? I am using Ubuntu 10.10.
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Does Linux support TRIM for SSDs on LVM?

I am getting a SSD and need to know, does Linux support TRIM if I set up LVM on top of the SSD? I'm finding conflicting information. I'm currently running Ubuntu 10.10 with kernel 2.6.35-28.
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How to disable ubuntu automount or change automount owner

If there is partitions, ubuntu will auto mount it to /media/?????. root is the default user and group id. How can I change its user and group id? or disable automount, instead add entries to ...
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Ubuntu adding command

I have php installed along with XAMPP. I can run php cli by typing /opt/lampp/bin/php -arguments-here, but I understand there must be a way to register a proper short command php -arguments-here ? ...
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Ubuntu on Windows 7 operating system

I want to experience Ubuntu and want it on my machine. I currently have Windows 7 installed and was wondering what the easiest or best way is to install Ubuntu so I can choose to run either Windows 7 ...
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Hard Drive problem: is it the SATA controller or the HDD itself?

I have a Samsung 1.5TB hard drive hooked up to an ECS H55H-I mini-ITX motherboard. I have XBMC 10 (modified Ubuntu 10.04) installed for use as an HTPC. The hard drive encounters occasional errors ...
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How do I find the installation path of binutils, gcc-3.4.4.tar.gz in Ubuntu?

I have ubuntu 8.10. In this I could find the binutils, gcc are installed. But when ever I try to know that glibc, glibc-linuxthreads are installed are not. It showing that no package is found. For ...
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plug and play ExpressCard audio card on Ubuntu (how to avoid rebooting)

I got echo indigo djx expresscard as an audio card. I use Ubuntu 10.10. if I insert the card and reboot. it works. if I just insert the card, it doesn't make sound. the blue led is on. I tried ...
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auto-mounting shared folders in VirtualBox

I am writing to ask what the effect of the auto-mounting process is in VirtualBox, and where the folders can be accessed within a guest Linux system if auto-mount is used. I have VirtualBox 4.0.4 ...
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Function keys in Apple Keyboard doesn't work as expected in Ubuntu

I am using apple keyboard. To get the default functionality of the function keys, I need to press fn+Function key. This is quite annoying since I frequently use the function keys for debugging. Is ...
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How to install MD5 to Ubuntu?

How can I install MD5 in Ubuntu without using apt-get?
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Starting “Network” under places at command line

I have Ubuntu 10.04. I would like to run at command line the gui application that I use for finding network places and navigate shared folders or network driver. I mean the one located under menu ...
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is there a way to turn off active protection system (harddrive shake detection) on linux

i have thinkpad x201 tablet. when i ride in a car, the laptop shakes a lot. on win 7 i can lower sensitivity. is there a way to do this on ubuntu? at the moment i use virtualbox
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Linux CRC Error

I'm getting an error when trying to boot from live Ubuntu cd. "Uncompressing Linux... crc error -- System halted". I've also tried this using a Linux mint live cd, same error. Is this something ...