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How can I make a “Go to Desktop” keyboard shortcut in kubuntu?

I had a look in Settings->System settings->Common appearance and behaviour->Shortcuts and Gestures->Standard Keyboard Shortcuts but I didn't see an option to reach the desktop (nor to minimize every ...
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automatic synchronisation on ubuntu (ftp/local)

Is there a deamon/app for ubuntu which could monitor and sync my folder with ftp after editing a file there?
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VirtualBox on Wubi Ubuntu can't start VMs due to incorrectly handling absolute paths

Maybe what I'm trying to do doesn't make sense, if so please bear with me, I am not a Unix guy at all. I mostly do .Net development in a Windows 7 virtualbox. I use the host for simple things such as ...
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Is (Ubuntu) Linux file copying algorithm better than Windows 7?

Windows Copying is a real mess ever since Windows Vista. Even Microsoft claims they've improved the performance, from a user perspective, it's not quite visible. Even with single file the copying ...
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How to remove Ubuntu options when starting my computer

After I installed Ubuntu it began to update and when I start my computer I have Windows and about 5 or 6 Ubuntu options. How can I remove all of them without the last one ?
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A very wierd problem with Ubuntu/SSH/Folders … Sorry, I really lost over here with this one

I'm developing on Ubuntu 10.04 with Python/Django. I'm having a wierd and very inconsistent problem over here. It is even hard to explain, but here we go. I'm using PIL (a Python Module for working ...
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Use Sandy Bridges integrated graphics (or activate switchable graphics) in Ubuntu

I have a HP Pavilion dv6 with Sandy Bridges Core-i7, dual-booted Win7 and Ubuntu 11.04. It also has a 1GB ATI Radeon 6490 discrete graphics card. In windows, the ATI utility works great and can ...
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What's the closest equivalent to tomboy notes on Mac OSX?

This was the most useful program I had under Ubuntu and I miss it greatly; evernote is bloated and complicated. Is there something like tomboy for the mac? Bonus points for iphone sync.
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In the output of “aptitude update”, what do “Ign” and the other codes mean?

When I run sudo aptitude update from the console, I see output with lines such as this: Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com lucid-security Release.gpg [198B] Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ ...
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How to log username logging into ubuntu PPTP service

I need to log every connection made into our PPTP daemon. I can find the IP address of the client connection from /var/log/daemon.log, but can't find the username that is used to login. When using ...
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“Connection closed” error when using vinagre

I currently have two machines that I'm trying to connect on a local network. The problem is this: one machine is running Arch Linux, and the other is running Ubuntu 11.04. I want to remote desktop ...
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How can I modify the guest files using the host in VMWare?

I want to put Ubuntu Server in my Virtual Machine. I don't know Linux, I want to be able to modify the Linux files using Windows (my host OS). Is this possible using VMWare Player or Workstation?
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Connect Ubuntu 11.04 to xbox 360

I'd like to be able to stream .avi files to my xbox 360 video library. I've gone through a bunch of different servers (ushare, xbmc) both from the aptitude and from source. It seems that I can get ...
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“Couldn't find valid filesystem superblock” while adjusting ext4 filesystem with tune2fs

I've a shiny new Ubuntu 11.04 installation. In addition to the system disk, I've added a 2TB drive (/dev/sda) for data. System monitor reports 1419.5 GiB "Free" and 1326.3 "Available". Reading ...
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Dual-boot machine fails to run anything but Windows Safe Mode

A friend has an old Compaq laptop set up to run Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows Vista. The computer was apparently operating properly until a few days ago, when it suddenly started malfunctioning. Ubuntu ...
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How to give Apache access to files in my home directory?

I'm a Ubuntu Linux user (Lucid Lynx) who is running Apache. I have a collection of zip files in a folder in my home directory (~/zip_files) which I would like to be able to link to through apache, ...
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Can I assign a function key (F1, F2..) to a running application in Ubuntu?

I would really like to switch between applications faster. Using Alt + Tab doesn't do the job for me. Is there a way I can utilize the function keys on the keyboard? For example if I had terminal, ...
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Install Ubuntu along Windows 7

I have Windows 7 installed on my PC. Now I need to install Ubuntu as a second OS. I googled the same and got some sites that give the option of installing either by downloading Ubuntu, making a CD and ...
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Poweroff , damages hardware?

So i've been using poweroff command to shutdown my computer at a specific hour. Is it okay for the hardware to do this (e.g hard drives)? Or should I use other system call?
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Ubuntu - connect a monitor to a laptop

Is there any way, how to make connecting monitor to my laptop as easy as it is e.g. in Windows? Just plug-n-play? Ive just installed last version of Ubuntu and then connect monitor. After connecting ...
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How do I print directly to LPT port in Ubuntu?

While screwing around my garage, I've found an ancient matrix printer, Epson LX-1050. Ubuntu recognised it without problems, and I was able to print several pages using it via CUPS. Now, for some ...
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Internet working on Ubuntu, not on Windows

The following is the situation - I have an ADSL router with both ethernet and wifi interaces. I also have access to two dual-boot machines (with Windows 7 and Ubuntu Lucid). A few days back, the phone ...
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Linux keylogger without root or sudo! Is it real?

Somebody on Youtube claims to have a keylogger on Ubuntu that was neither executed nor installed as root. The link below shows a demo of it working. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1fZAZTwyPQ ...
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Ubuntu Natty 11.04, Turning the wireless switch off; switches it off permanently!

i'm using an hp pavilion dv2000 i turned the wifi switch off by mistake, the LED turned orange and the wifi got disconnected. and now when i turn the switch on, it remains orange and the wifi still ...
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Ubuntu is running in low graphic mode

I am using ubuntu 11.04 on dell insprion 1545. But I am facing a problem that when I start laptop a message shows on the black screen that says Ubuntu is running in low graphic mode. Your screen, ...
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VMWare-Tools Installation fails on Ubuntu 11.04

I am trying to install VMwareTools-8.4.6-385536.tar.gz (VMWare Tools) on the following operating system: Ubuntu 11.04 - Linux ubuntu 2.6.38-8-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 11 03:31:50 UTC 2011 ...
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Booting Clonezilla from a LiveUSB on a Macbook running Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 10.04 running on a Macbook Pro 5.5. It's using rEFIt to allow Ubuntu to boot via grub despite the Mac's EFI. For backup purposes, I'd like to clone it's harddrive using Clonezilla. I ...
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Installing software on an old Ubuntu version that's no longer supported (2009 Jaunty)

I have a software development box with Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope installed. I know this version is from 2009, but it is a development box with strict requirements, so I cannot update the OS to a newer ...
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Bitnami stacks compatible with Ubuntu 11?

Has anyone successfully installed Bitnami native stacks on Ubuntu 11? After changing the bin file's permissions to allow it to be executable, I get the following error in the Terminal: ...
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Minimize VirtualBox Hard Drive disk

I have Ubuntu Server 10.04 TLS installed on a Virtual Machine in a VirtualBox. The size of the Hard Drive is dynamic growing hard drive and the maximum is 32GB. At the beginning i had 4GB on the Hard ...
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How can I view my video card's temperature via SSH?

I've finally managed to set up my two ATI Radeon 6950 video cards in my machine, but the cards can get quite hot. Based on the arrangement of my apartment, I want to be able to SSH into the machine an ...
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Why does installing LAME fail?

I want to install ffmpeg with mp3lame enabled following this tutorial. In step 2, I get the error libfaac is not found and in step 5, installing lame is giving the error in the log below. Why ...
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vmware tools support in Ubuntu 11.04 guest OS

I have been trying to get vmware tools support successfully configured and started in my Ubuntu 11.04 guest. I am running a current version of vmware workstation on Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate with an ...
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Authenticating and adding public key for apt

I was trying to get the official mongodb for Ubuntu, following the instructions at http://www.mongodb.org/display/DOCS/Ubuntu+and+Debian+packages After adding the deb ...
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Unix terminal: Open the current folder, how?

I know open the current folder in terminal (Mac OSX) typing: open . But in Linux, how to do this?
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Stop flicker in Ubuntu when mouse travels back using synergy/Make xset -dpms permanent

After upgrading to Ubuntu 11.04, now when my mouse travels back from my windows synergy client to the ubuntu synergy server, my Ubuntu monitor blacks out for a second or 2. I know that xset -dpms ...
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Emacs 23.2.1 .emacs file permission

I am having trouble with setting up the .emacs file so that I, group and others can all read my files. I played around with C-x C-q but after I open the file and save it again only I can read/write ...
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User supposedly not in sudoers file, but already is!

I'm running Ubuntu Server 11.04. It came time to add User to the sudoers file: so I decided to simple add User to the admin group: usermod -a -G admin user Then I used visudo to check if admin users ...
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reinstall Ubuntu without loosing files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I force Ubuntu 9.10 to reinstall itself without losing my information? My panels are messed up on Ubuntu. Whenever I try to "add to panel" to an empty panel, it ...
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Custom ports for dhclient

I'm writing a cut-down DHCP server implementation for a specific use-case. Rather than split off onto a private network for the development I'm running the server on a custom port (11167) and sending ...
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Ubuntu + Unable to Edit .bashrc file because of ReadOnly

I am getting the following warning: Unable to verify SSL certificate for api.heroku.com To disable SSL verification, run with HEROKU_SSL_VERIFY=disable By searching Google I was able to find a few ...
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Is it possible to have more than one MBR in a system?

To my understanding, an MBR on a single device (i.e. hard drive) outlines the primary partitions on that device as well as provides code that can be injected into it that points to the boot loader for ...
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Controlling multiple screens from Ubuntu 10.04 with many cores

I'm running x64 Ubuntu 10.04, desktop edition. I've got 2 big graphics cards that handle 2 HDMI ports each. I've got 6 cores on processor as well. I want to be able to show a different movie on each ...
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Ubuntu: Screen resolution doesn't fit size of monitor (Vmware)

I have just installed ubunto in Vmware Player and it works great, but all of the resolutions it gives me there isn't one to fill the entire screen. I was scouting around the net and found this, - ...
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xmodmap stopped working on startup

I've been using xmodmap to replace my Caps Lock key with Control for a few years now. However, every since I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 it seems to have stopped working. I'm using Gnome in combination ...
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How can I make a samba share read/write for all users?

I'm trying to mount a samba share in ubuntu, however I can't seem to make it read/write for other users (I can read write to it fine). This is the fstab entry: //10.0.0.1/storage/dumps /media/dumps ...
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Clear terminal using keyboard shortcut

I was curious if there is a way to clear the terminal buffer/output through some keyboard shortcut. I am using Ubuntu. I am aware that Ctrl + L clears the terminal, but you can still scroll back to ...
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Can I shorten my directory commands in ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I shorten my directory commands in ubuntu? When working on a rails app I like to open all of my files through the command line like so cd my_app gedit ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 - when running OpenGL in window makes it choppy

I'm doing something with Ogre3D, but as i see when i run it in Window mode it's choppy, but with high fps( cca 150 ). When i run it in fullscreen mode everything works fine. I saw this behaviour only ...
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Ubuntu - Unable to ping windows computers

I have a very strange problem. I am unable to ping windows PCs on my local network, whereas they are able to ping my ubuntu laptop. Another thing is I can actually VNC onto one of the PCs but cant ...