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Save Application state

i have mysql database in which millions of insertions go on. Now there is a possibilty that the power present on laptop is going down and hence i would like to pause the application and resume it ...
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proxychains browser unable to download and open files

Ubuntu 10.10, Midori 0.2.4 browser (same problem with Epiphany 2.30.2, haven't tried with Firefox or Chrome as yet) Proxychains-3.1 installed, working fine. Here is the deal: when NOT proxychained, ...
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Laptop loses signal from WiFi router, but mobile phone holds it fine

I have an extremely weird issue with my WiFi router. Both Ubuntu & Windows 7 can connect to it fine, but after 5-10 minutes browser (any one) stops opening pages and tells me it cannot resolve ...
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Installing software from tar.gz on Linux (Ubuntu) - where to start and where does it end up?

I am usually a Windows user, but I have decided to check out Django, and was recommended doing this on a Linux box. I downloaded the Django-1.2.5.tar.gz, and by default it ended in the tmp folder. ...
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Flash player not working in ubuntu

I am using linux ubuntu, and I cannot run any flash file. I need to know how to install flash player.
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wget recursively with -np option still ascends to parent directory

tl;dr: will `wget --no-parrent -r ' download from a directory above the given url's directory? when using wget to download, say images, recursively from example.com/a/b with the -r and -np options, ...
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remote desktop from mac to ubuntu?

I'm looking for a program to remote desktop from my macbook pro to the ubuntu VM I have set up on my home computer. I've read chicken of the VNC works but after using it, it seems to be incredibly ...
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Virtual-machine loses save state after reboot

Every time I restart/shut down my VM in VirtualBox (image is Ubuntu 10.02), whenever I start it back up, it reverts to the state it was in after I installed Guest Additions. This is extremely ...
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ubuntu Multi-Monitor with multiple computers (monitor sharing)

I want to use 4 monitors but the videocards have outpus only for 2 video cards. is there a way to work on one computer but use the monitor of another computer as an extension of the windows space. ...
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Scripting a permanent CTRL / CAPS swap in Gnome?

I have a bash script that I use to configure a vanilla Ubuntu (10.10 Maverick Meerkat) installation to be exactly the way I want it. I make extensive use of gconftool-2 to configure the desktop, set ...
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where are flash settings stored locally on Ubuntu

It's possible change flash settings on your computer at this URL: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager03.html However, given that Macromedia has no ...
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How do Install Kivio on Ubuntu 10.04?

It's not in the repository for 10.04 but I want to install it anyway. I tried installing a package for an old distro but I can't meet the dependencies.
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Watch file transfer from both source and target, cross-platform

I often transfer files between my Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 machines, in both directions, on my home network. Usually I just use the window file manager (Nautilus or Windows Explorer) on whichever ...
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How can I stop Ubuntu from playing audio from 2 interfaces at the same time?

I just loaded Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick on my home machine. The machine is running a Core2Duo E6750 on an MSI motherboard with an Nvidia GTX260-OC Graphics card. The problem I am having as stated in the ...
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Command to rsync backup over SSH

I want to backup a computer directory over SSH using rsync, which I have on both hosts. 192.168.1.7 is my fileserver and here's what I'm going with: sudo rsync -delete -avzpud / -e ssh ...
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Lost Windows 7 after Installing Ubuntu 10.0

I installed windows 7 64-bit, I then installed Ubuntu 10.10 which went successful. I then reboot and to my surprise i didn't even see the options to select the OS to boot from. I logged in to Ubuntu ...
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How can I automatically mount/unmount a ramdisk on a 64-bit Ubuntu server?

My Ubuntu server has 24GB of RAM. I want to automatically create a ramdisk on boot and load files from the /home/user1/ramdisk folder. When the system shuts down, I need to load files from ramdisk ...
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Ubuntu startup file location

Ubuntu does not use the inittab file any longer so where can one find the set of files that ubuntu executes on start after the init process is started?
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What's the most advanced SIP client for Linux these days? [closed]

I'm currently struggling which SIP client software to use with respect to Ubuntu / Gnome. Some clients I've looked so far: Blink, seems promising but the Linux variant lacks a lot of features ...
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Dual-booting Windows 7/Ubuntu: must both OSes be on the same disk?

I already have Windows 7 installed on a 80 GB SSD. I want Ubuntu on the same machine, but because of the limited space on the C: drive, I wondered if it is possible to install Ubuntu on another drive. ...
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Manually install Java plugin

I'm trying to install this plugin: http://www.aleks.com/downloads/linux_jvm , and cannot seem to find the correct directory to put it in. I'm using Ubuntu 10.10, and when I run the following, I get ...
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How to use nvidia-xconfig with 2 GPUs and one is not NVidia?

I have a cluster of machines running on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS that are equipped with two graphic cards, a NVidia GeForce GT 240 (secondary) and a Matrox one (primary). Because it just seems to ignore the ...
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Using nohup in Ubuntu - how to make it not show the job number?

I'm running this command: $ nohup command > foo.out 2> foo.err < /dev/null & My problem is that even though nohup makes my command run in the background, it prints out something like ...
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Is the field BusID necessary in XF86Config?

I am using a cluster of machines running on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS which are supposed to be homogeneous, but apparently they are not. In particular, I am configuring the X server on these machines, and I ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 on EEE: how to free up disk space

I have an Ubuntu EEE 701, 4GB flash harddrive. It has about 180MB free. How can I free up space? If I remove applications, it doesn't seem to free up space. I do have a 4GB sd-card, but for some ...
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Music organization into folders for Linux(Ubuntu/Debian)? [closed]

I have a few folders with randomly assorted music files. I'm looking for a tool or utility that can read the ID3 tags, and then build and populate a folder structure in the format: some ...
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How to add Windows 7 entry to GRUB2

Just completed a new computer build. I installed Win7 on a 2-disk RAID0 fakeraid. I then unplugged those drives and installed linux mint on a separate drive. I did it this way because if I left the ...
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Ubuntu mono crash, restart

I was just wondering how(if it's possible) I could go about create a bash file to launch a mono app on system start, and have it open back up if it crashes. Is there some kind of while loop I could ...
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Will any memory card reader with USB interface work on Ubuntu?

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04. I need to add/remove files from a "microSD" memory card. Before buying a memory card reader, I want to know if any memory card reader with a USB interface will work on ...
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Virtualbox 4 hangs when trying to install ubuntu guest on ubuntu host system

I'm trying to install ubuntu server using virtualbox 4.0.4 in a ubuntu 10.10 host OS. I have the iso image on my hard drive which I used to perform the install. I edited the settings and added this ...
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Is it possible to route only a specific application through a VPN?

I've recently purchased a VPN from vpntunnel.se and was wondering if it was possible to use it for specific applications (Firefox, xchat etc) Also i'm having a little trouble setting up the the VPN ...
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GPU for smooth 1080p on 250 watt PC

How do I upgrade my GX280 so it can play smooth 1080p video smoothly when displaying full screen? I have a Dell Optiplex GX280. Keeping in mind that it only has a 250 wall PSU.
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Upgrading hardware in a Dell Optiplex GX280

I have a Dell Optiplex GX280 which has a 250 Watt PSU. It currently has 512 MB RAM, built-in graphics chip and a 40 GB HDD. I am thinking of upgrading the RAM to 4 GB, the HDD to 250 GB, and adding ...
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Unknown filesystem with GRUB rescue caption cannot boot

I just recently partitioned my hard drive and I got this error when booting Ubuntu on that drive. unknown filesystem followed by the GRUB rescue terminal. I did some research and tried to download ...
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How can I extract data from Toshiba Satellite with a dead Windows installation?

I've got a Toshiba Satellite (unknown model number but bought early 2010) running Windows Vista which throws a kernel error on boot. We don't have the restore/recovery CD any more to restore the ...
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Metacity/Compiz not staring upon Login Ubuntu 10.10

TLDR: As of this afternoon, I do not have a window manager when I login to Ubuntu 10.10. I would like to have window manager on login without needing to add to startup. Just started using linux ...
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Customize autoindent settings in VIMRC file

I have autoindent enabled in my .vimrc file but have run into an annoying bug/feature. For example, when I'm tabbed in 3 times, and I hit return, the new line is also tabbed in 3 times. Then when I ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 full backup

I have just installed the latest Ubuntu 10.10. I want to do a full HDD backup on DVDs. What I mean is that if tomorrow I change my HDD and grab my DVDs I will be able to have the same HDD state as ...
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Settings in my .vimrc file are being superseded by other things - vim-gnome on ubuntu

I installed vim-gnome on ubuntu. I notice that things I put in my $HOME/.vimrc file, like colorscheme and so on, are being overwritten by something else. If I start Vim, another colorscheme is used, ...
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Server - Can't access home directory over SMB!

Quick question – I have a server running Ubuntu server edition with SMB server all set up and running. I've set up the main root of the drive to be shared and I've set up a user in /etc/samba/smbusers ...
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How do I optimize my download speed with aMule?

I have several questions regarding aMule (which also could apply to eMule). How do I optimize my download speed? I do not understand exactly how it all works. If I am uploading data, will my ...
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ubuntu 9.04 /var/www permissions

ubuntu 9.04, user luca wants to access the /var/www directory. the directory is owned by user root, group root I changed the group ownership to www-data (sudo chgrp -R www-data /var/www/) and added ...
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System Time is Wrong in Windows 7 after dual booting Ubuntu

After installing Ubuntu, the time in my Windows 7 is wrong on start up. Even after updating the time in the Internet Time Settings manually, it still reverts back to the incorrect time after a while. ...
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how can I use F11 on my dell mini (with no default F11 key)?

I am using a Dell Mini 9 with Ubuntu 10.10 OS and am used to hitting F11 for full screen. How can I get my keyboard to do this?
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Emulate OS X on a Windows or Ubuntu PC?

Is there emulating software to run or emulate OS X on a Windows or Ubuntu PC. I am writing a python script to make a friend's job easier(with her company's ok) and while it's supposed to be multi ...
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Killing a job in Ubuntu

This is probably a frequently asked question, but I've been unable to find good documentation. I have jobs running on my system: foo@fooBox:~/tmp$ jobs [1]+ Stopped foo bar baz ...
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VLC read file from stdin

I've tried the following: cat Video_on_the_Web___Dive_Into_HTML5_pr6.webm | vlc -vvv /dev/stdin
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Music player for Linux which remembers the playback position

I'm looking for a music player for my Ubuntu Karmic desktop. I need the following features: supports multiple playlists remembers the playback position (file and time) for each playlist preferably, ...
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Use existing Windows 7 installation with VirtualBox in Ubuntu 10.10

I have two operating systems: Windows 7 Professional and Ubuntu 10.10 (dual boot). I wish to use this existing Windows installation using VirtualBox in Ubuntu as well as use it in the native mode. ...
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what are security implications of running Ubuntu inside Windows 7?

I am thinking of switching to Ubuntu as a way of making web browsing more secure. So, suppose I will go the easy route and run Ubuntu as an app inside Windows and then run Firefox inside of that. What ...