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How to install the “David” bold and regular fonts on Ubuntu?

How can I install the "David" bold and regular fonts on Ubuntu?
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How to get Ubuntu 11.04 GUI to appear

I upgraded Ubuntu to 11.04, but when it rebooted, I saw some command-line stuff, but no GUI. So I downloaded the .iso, and tried to boot from that. Exactly the same thing happened. The GUI is there - ...
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Software raid-1 on external drives: Switch from USB to eSATA possible?

I guess how the drives are connected has nothing to do with raid or no-raid but to be sure I'd like to ask this short question. I just created raid-1 on my 2x2 external USB-connected drives and now ...
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Making Synaptics Palm Detection Work Under Ubuntu 11.04

I'm currently using a MacBook Pro (5,5) with Ubuntu 11.04. Everything works great except palm detection with the Synaptics driver. If I use the "multitouch" driver, palm detection works great. In the ...
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PHP Fatal error: Call to undefined method PEAR::raiseErro() in /usr/share/php/PEAR/REST.php on line 165

when running pear upgrade the following error is raised: PHP Fatal error: Call to undefined method PEAR::raiseErro() in /usr/share/php/PEAR/REST.php on line 165 PHP Stack trace: PHP 1. ...
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Installing Ubuntu next to Windows XP

I have iso image for Ubuntu 11.0.4 on a CD. My OS is windows XP. I have 3 partions c, E and F. Windows is installed on C, and F has data. E is empty drive. Now, after I start installation , I choose ...
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Why are all files +r (readable) by others in Linux (Ubuntu)?

I don't know if this is an easy one to answer, but I have a VPS and I have noticed a while back that all files created can be read by other users (because files are +r for "others", for some reason). ...
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Where does `time` output its result?

I'm on Ubuntu. Running time seems to output its result to something other than STDOUT or STDERR. Here's why I think so: [siminm@amide ~]$ time echo hi hi real 0m0.000s user 0m0.000s sys ...
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Setting a tripwire for file editing

The issue is this. There is some leak somewhere in my site that allows someone to edit files arbitrarily (or he has gotten access to FTP/SHH, but I don't see that in the logs). He keeps injecting ...
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Lost wireless connection after OS continuously on for a week

Accessing wireless network usually works fine on my Ubuntu 10.10 on Lenovo T400. But sometimes, Lost wireless connection after the OS having been on almost a week: When it happens like today, I ...
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Some trouble when upgrade Ubuntu to 11.04

I meet some trouble when I upgrade my Ubuntu from 10.10 to 11.04. And I installed it on Vmware. When I start the virtual machine, I will enter the grub command line. By the way, One of my friends has ...
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How to maximize notebook battery longevity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some good practices for making sure my laptop battery serves its full life? The battery on my ThinkPad T410 only lasted for one year. Now, when "fully ...
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How to move data from an NTFS partition to HFS+?

I have a 1TB drive that is currently formatted to NTFS with a MBR partition table. I would like to reformat it as HFS+ with a GUID partition table. What should I do so that I can transfer my data ...
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Bind9 dns-cache returns my ip to bad queries

I'm having some issues with my bind9 dns cache returning an answer to any query. Why? Can I disable that behavior somehow? nslookup not.a.valid.query Server: UnKnown Address: 192.168.0.1 ...
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trying to set up wordpress

I've got an ubuntu VM inside Virtualbox running on my desktop. I'm trying to hit it from my netbook. From within the virtual machine, I can go to http://localhost/wordpress and it loads great. ...
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Why is ubuntu shutdown so fast compared to Windows 7

I have installed Windows 7 64 bit and Ubuntu 10.10 32 bit on my machine. The partition sizes are 400 GB and 100 GB receptively. I've always wondered how Ubuntu shuts down so fast? It takes only 5 ...
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Ubuntu - Problem with SCP / Git / Rsync

I'm having a really weird problem. For some reason, I can't scp, rsync, git pull or git push files larger than 1406 bytes. I can clone an entire repo no problem. I have no idea how to troubleshoot ...
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Problem mounting XP share using CIFS

I've seen other similar questions but don't believe any of them solves my problem. I've got a VMWare virtual Ubuntu box. hosted by an XP machine. The XP machine is sharing a folder VMWebRoot I want ...
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Connection between two computers with Ubuntu 10.04 for transfer files

I have two computers: one is connected with router by wi-fi and another is connected with router by lan. How I can optimal organize connection between two computers with Ubuntu 10.04 for transfer ...
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Copying 6GB file with scp finishes at 1.8GB

G:\>ssh phrogz@phrogz.net phrogz@nematode:~$ cd /backup/ phrogz@nematode:/backup$ la total 6057228 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2011-04-21 10:25 ./ drwxr-xr-x 24 root root 4096 ...
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linux(ubuntu) shell window width

anyone knows how to change the default width for shell window in Linux(Ubuntu), so that I don't have to re-size it every time I open it up? Thanks
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How to run a game in VirtualBox

I use Ubuntu, and I want to play a Windows game, so I set up VirtualBox, and set up Windows XP SP3 in the VirtualBox. But, when I try to run the game, it shows this: This application cannot run ...
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lvm Remove missing physical volumes

I have an logical volume /home which shows missing physical volumes. "Couldn't find device with uuid 'jhueouoe-eoueok-ceokek-chkoke'". I had removed that physical volume some time back(after migating ...
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Run Java Project from Ubuntu Terminal?

I have a small java project that handle connections. In order to run it from the terminal I have to cd into the folder that contains the source and run the following command: java -cp classes ...
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Multi-row Layout for Workspaces in Metacity

I'm looking for a way to increase number of rows in worskpaces layout. i.e. 3 cols and 2 rows. Using g-conf I can only change number of worskpaces horizontally, but not vertically, even if it seems ...
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Raid 1 Disk Syncing

When attempting to test that my RAID-1 configuration was working, I am thinking that I may have made a mistake that could cause future corruption of data because I booted from a single HDD when the ...
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eth0 not working on copied VMWare fusion VM

When you copy a VM in VMWare fusion - you simply copy the folder of VM files. When you start up the copied one - VMWare will ask you if you copied it or moved - select copied. Then inside the VM, ...
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How to create an image.dd file to be used in virtualbox?

I want to backup my Windows machine before I put Ubuntu on the hard drive instead. Following the instructions on the VirtualBox website it says to create an image.dd file using dd. I booted up from ...
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Can't migrate logical volume to newly added physical volumes

I had a partition of 91GB added in a logical volume filled to 61GB. Now I got an external hard drive and added a couple of partitions 43GB and 26GB each to the logical volume. I now want to move the ...
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If a drive is not recognized during POST is it irreparably broken?

I'm having a bit of trouble with a HDD. I believe it's dead and I plan on RMA'ing it tomorrow, but I thought I should just check up here first to make sure there are no other options. I posted a ...
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How to prevent data leak from /tmp without FDE, ramfs, or tmpfs?

How to prevent data leak from /tmp without ramfs or tmpfs? Is there a simple way to configure automatic mounting of /tmp during boot, in a way that files are written to the disk withoug leaving ...
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play mp3 or wav file via Linux command line

I would like to make an alarm system backed by a Ubuntu (no graphical interface) box, which plays various announcement and alarm audio tracks (.mp3 or .wav) via the command line. For example: $ ...
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Second dedicated IP?

How can I add a second dedicated IP to my home server? I need two dedicated public IPs pointing to the same server. The reason for this is because I need two applications to use the same port. I ...
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How do you install pygame on a (Ubuntu) system with multiple python installs?

On my ubuntu box I have python2.6 and python 3.1 installed. I did some work with pygame / python2.6, and now I want to play with python3.1 / pygame. However, in idle (using python3.1) when I import ...
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Ubuntu install and Dongle Paranoia

I'm a little security paranoid, there are a lot of times that my terminal is available to prying eyes and listless fingers. As a security minded individual, I would like to make sure to lock down my ...
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Directory group permissions trouble on Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit and have created a group 'dcc' to which I added myself as user 'ralc'. After logging out and back in again I tried the command 'groups' and it gives me the line: ralc ...
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I installed Ubuntu on my parents computer. Besides SCP, is there a lazy way to drag and drop movies from my computer to theirs?

I installed Ubuntu on my parents computer. Besides SCP, is there a lazy way to drag and drop movies from my computer to theirs? Should I use a virtual desktop? maybe a nautilus plugin or maybe scp ...
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Increasing HD space on ubuntu laptop

I am running Ubuntu Karmic Koala on my laptop for the last 5+ months. Initially when I installed ubuntu, I did a dual boot. I was skeptical about my transition to ubuntu so just gave 13ish gigs to ...
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Ubuntu doesn't detect microphone

The built in microphone of my Dell Inspiron 1525 is working fine in Windows. But it is not getting detected in Ubuntu. What can I do to make it functional.
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linux ethernet numbering reset

when you put your harddisk into another machine, and Linux recognize the new NIC, there will be a new number attached to eth for example eth0 -> eth1 This breaks down some my personal scripts, for ...
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Can you make Linux (Ubuntu) main hard disk read only? (live CD hard drive)

I have a Ubuntu system that has installed various program and custom stuff. I would like to make it read-only so that against power interruption and other non-privileged user to damage it. I think ...
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Where can the Ubuntu source code be found?

I am trying to find where the source code for Ubuntu is located. I looked on google and found the answer. Apparently it is in the file /usr/src/linux. I have looked for this file but I cannot find it. ...
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Ubuntu on Mac Book is Getting Really Hot

Unfortunately, in the temperature sense. I've been running Ubuntu on my Mac Book for just a few hours now, and it's been consistently hot, even when it's not doing anything (such as a blank screen). ...
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How I can take a screenshot with current cursor in GNOME?

When I take a screenshot in Ubuntu 10.04 (Gnome) using application "Take Screenshot" I get a screenshow this a default mouse cursor, but when i take a screenshot, cursor of mouse was another, for ...
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MKV to MP4 transcoding script issues

Ok, this one has got me scratching my head - specially as I'm a scripting nOOb, and my *nix expeirence is basic to say the least. Summary Need to identify why the shell script for converting filers ...
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Ubuntu - Full screen mode not changing resolution

I'm running Ubuntu inside virtualbox. For some reason I can't get the window resolution to change. On my Windows 7 computer the resolution changes automatically just by adjusting the window. On ...
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Replacement for rcconf for Ubuntu 10.04

In Ubuntu 10.04, rcconf no longer works for managing services. Any suggested replacement?
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How install office 2010 under Wine in Linux Ubuntu?

How do I install office 2010 under Wine in Ubuntu Linux? What is the difference between the installation of office 2007 and office 2010 ?
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Change screen resolution when booting to terminal.(No X) -Ubuntu10.10-x64-Nvidia

When I boot without X or hit Ctrl+Alt+F1 I have very low screen resolution.(large font) Normal for the screen is 1920x1200. Can I change it? Does it have to do with Nvidia? Ubuntu10.10-x64-Nvidia
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Setting up ssh server on Ubuntu dektop

I'm setting up a ssh server on 10.10(soon to be 11.04) desktop. I'm sure this goes without saying but, I want it to be as simple and secure as possible. I only plan to connect from one other Ubuntu ...