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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 ...
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How do I pass a list of packages to aptitude and resolve conflicts?

How do I pass a list of packages to aptitude so that I can resolve the conflicts interactively?
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How do I configure GRUB and Ubuntu Server to boot to console by default with GUI option?

I am running Ubuntu Server 11.04 in VirtualBox as a development server. After install, because I'm new to Ubuntu, I added the Unity desktop to help me finish configuring everything. Now, I would ...
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Can I create an SSH user which can access only certain directory?

I have a Virtual Private Server which I can connect to using SSH with my root account, being able to execute any linux command and access all the disk area, obviously. I would like to create another ...
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Webcam Error On Skype Ubuntu

I'm trying to use my webcam with Skype. I'm using Ubuntu 11.04. I have read other all similar questions but they have not solved my problem. I can use my webcam with other applications (for example : ...
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gedit snippets are not activated?

I want to use facility of gedit to insert snippets. The documentation suggests (doc): Using snippets Install the plugin. Menu: Tools -> Manage Snippets. A dialog will appear and you can start add ...
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Linux command-line program that switches consoles?

For whatever reason, the "Ctrl-Alt-Fn" sequence has no effect on one of my Ubuntu machines; the sequence is interpreted as ordinary input. I need to get the system to a console because I'm trying to ...
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Unable to get BIND to function properly (no errors)

I'm using BIND on Ubuntu 11.04 and nothing seems to be working (the server is doing recursion, so I know it is working properly.) However it is not resolving local hosts on my subnet that I've ...
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Start Thunderbird in the background to fetch email and close it a few minutes later

In GNU/Linux, how can one start Thunderbird in the background, let it run for a few minutes for emails to be fetched, and close it afterwards?
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What is “Azalia internal HDMI codec” BIOS setting?

There's an Advanced setting in my BIOS that says "Azalia internal HDMI codec". It's currently off. Do I want this on or off? I can't even figure out what it is for. I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 32-bit on ...
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Will Having a dual-boot Windows and Linux on my laptop cause it to slow down in general use?

I have Windows 7 on my Dell Xps laptop, and I want to install Ubuntu or Fedora as a dual-boot. Will that cause my system to slow down?
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Rackspace Firewall/Gateway Setup

I have rackspace account and wish to have this sort of setup: Firewall/Gateway eth0 - Public IP (56.X.X.X) eth1 - Private IP (10.X.X.X) Ubuntu 10.10. Accepts connections from the internet and ...
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Is there a HTTPFox for Ubuntu/Linux?

Is there an application in Linux that allows me to see all outbound HTTP requests like the HTTPFox Firefox plugin. In case you don't know about HTTPFox, the screenshot below shows what I am looking ...
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KVM image failed to start with virsh, permission denied

My host OS is Ubuntu Server 11.04 (natty) After following the instructions detailed by Ubuntu's help, I created one KVM image using sudo ubuntu-vm-builder kvm hardy --libvirt qemu:///system The ...
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Defining terminal shortcuts

I use Ubuntu with Gnome. I carelessly assigned Copy to Ctrl+C (it was Ctrl+Shift+C by default). Now I am unable to use "Kill current process" shortcut. I couldn't change it with "System -> Preferences ...
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What compression utilities come with Ubuntu?

I want to collect compression methods what are in the "default" Ubuntu 11.04 repository. I just trying to collect 1 plus thing: the parameter to set it to max compression, e.g.: xz -9 FILENAME.tar ...
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How to install Windows 7, Windows XP and Ubuntu to an external hard drive from a Mac?

I have Macbook Pro. I have a portable USB hard drive and I want to install Windows 7 Windows XP Ubuntu on that portable hard drive. Does anybody know how to install all three operating systems ...
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Windows not booting after restoring Ubuntu 11.04 bootloader

I was having a multiboot setup with Windows 7 Home Premium and Ubuntu 11.04. I upgraded Windows to Windows 7 Ultimate. To restore the boot loader, I used something like the following command from ...
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scanning only works under “sudo” (Ubuntu)

When I try to scan, using simple-scan, the UI says Failed to scan -- Unable to connect to scanner. When I run it from the command line I get: joel@home:/usr/bin$ simple-scan -d ** ...
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Ubuntu grub menu - detect partitions

I installed Ubuntu to spare raw partitions using VirtualBox, and have managed to get it to boot up and get it fully working in VirtualBox. Now I want to be able to boot it natively too. My ...