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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 ...
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Gmail multiple attachments select in Linux

Somehow, I can't use the usual "Ctrl" or "Shift" key to select multiple attachments using Gmail on Ubuntu Linux (browser - Google chrome). Apparently, its allowed: ...
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How to restore grub 2 for ubuntu 10.10?

After installing XP my grub is lost. How to restore it? I refer to a site and did below but that is not solving my problem ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes ...
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How do you disable an upstart service in ubuntu 10.10?

In 10.10 upstart is being used instead of sysvinit. It's possible to remove annoying upstart services which you do not want by removing the appropriate file in /etc/init/blah.conf However, this ...
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Moving folders into a Truecrypt volume on Linux and using symbolic links for them

I've been running Linux Mint for a couple months and now I want to apply some encryption to certain data-sensitive folders. I've read that Ubuntu has an installation option to encrypt everything in ...
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Not getting native resolution of external monitor in Ubuntu

Since there us a defect in my laptop screen, I am using an external Dell 1600x1000 monitor. Windows was recognizing the native resolution correctly. But when I installed Ubuntu 10.10, I get only up to ...
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Grub rescue, unknown file system. Can't boot into Windows 7

I am confused, so I am also going to use this question to get clarification and fix my computer. Some background: I had Windows 7 on a 1 TB HDD and decided to partition my hard drive into two ~500 GB ...
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SLIM login manager on Ubuntu: no screen found

I'd like to use SLIM as my login manager in Ubuntu 10.10. GDM works fine, but when I switch to SLIM, bootup hangs, and I get the following in /var/log/slim.log X.Org X Server 1.9.0 Release Date: ...
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Keep my drivers after kernel update

I recently installed ubuntu 10.04 in a new notebook and I had to add the Ralink 3090 v2.3.13 driver because wifi didn't work. The problem is I lose the driver every time the kernel updates, I know ...
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How come I cant connect to wireless on ubuntu but mac is ok?

Hi everyone So lately I have been travelling around San Francisco. I keep running into situations like this: Free Wifi is available, i.e. SFO airport or at starbucks Can't connect to wifi using ...
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Apache keeps logging errors to /var/log/error.log

I am using name based Virtual hosting on an apache server on Ubuntu 10.0.4 Here is a snippet of one of my sites (in /etc/apache/sites-enabled) <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName example.com ...
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Any book recommended for learning bash script?

I have learned Java, C++, python. But recently I need to write some bash script. Is there any book for learning bash script? Not bash command.
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Cannot burn .iso onto either a USB nor a rewriteable DVD

Using a Dell e6500 Latitude Laptop running Ubuntu (Maverick). I've been trying desperately using wodim, growisofs, dd, and cdrecord to try and write a Windows .iso to some sort of media (Yes, it is ...
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Flash Player Not Working on Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)

I have a bizarre issue going on with my Ubuntu installation. Yes I have read and followed the instructions for this post and the answer doesn't work (as I'll explain in a moment) for me! I'm not ...
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Downloading very large files via SFTP

I need to download some very large files (circa 75 GB) from a remote server via SFTP. I've been using SFTP via the command line on my Linux netbook. Around halfway through, the transfer stops and says ...
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Installed SSH on Ubuntu computer, can't connect from computer over internet

I performed a sudo apt-get install ssh on my home PC running Ubuntu. When I got to work, I tried to connect with just ssh x.x.x.x where that is my home IP address. The connection is timing out over ...
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not able to type capital d on Ubuntu [closed]

I am not able to type capital d. I am able to type A-Z without problem except d. Can anyone tell me the possible problem please? Update: ooooooooops I found that I have a keyboard shortcut for ...
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Encode DVD to H.264

I generally use dvd::rip software to encode DVDs to XviD files with specified size. I try the options of the software to encode to H.264, but it wasn's successful. How can I rip DVDs and encode to ...
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Ubuntu in VirtualBox wants to install on every boot

I am running VirtualBox on Windows. I have a virtual machine that I installed Ubuntu on. When I shut it down (from Ubuntu shut down button) and then later launch it again, it asks me to install it ...
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How to run a WUBI Ubuntu installation from VMware fusion?

I have a Mac, running OSX as my host OS. I have a Boot Camp partition, which contains a WUBI install of Ubuntu. Is there some way that I can run the WUBI install of Ubuntu through VMware fusion, so ...
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“Mount” Audio CD with Ubuntu

I want to share music in my local network with UPnP. The program i use on my Ubuntu 10.10 homeserver takes a path to a folder containing the music and i want to insert an audio cd which should be ...
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Ubuntu slower loading web pages than Mac

I'm not sure what's going on, but my new Linux box is moving a lot slower than my MacBook on the same network. I've tried the following. Loading web pages in Firefox is about 10x slower dig is ...
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Connect to Ubuntu remote desktop from CentOS

I have started up a vncserver on my home computer, running Ubuntu 10.10. I enabled the ability for users to connect, and made it require a password yesterday I tested this from Ubuntu by typing ...
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bash: using scp in cron job fails, but runs succesfully when run from command line

I am trying to use scp in a bash script run by cron (I am running this on Ubuntu 10.0.4 LTS). The script works fine (i.e. transfers and copies file1 and file2 to/from the remote server, when I run it ...
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Gnuplot GUI for Ubuntu 10.10

Is there a Gnuplot GUI (equivalent to wgnuplot.exe) for Ubuntu ?
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Java Development Kit (JDK) from ftp?

I need to download specific JDK version but from console in Linux. I have not lynx/elinks etc linstalled. Where can i download Java Development Kit (JDK) from ftp ?
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How to create a custom Ubuntu alternate CD?

I want to create a custom Ubuntu/Kubuntu alternate CD and install it on multiple computers. I do not want a live CD. Some tutorials and apps are for live CD and does not work for alternate CD. There ...
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Ubuntu WiFi issues on Compaq Presario M2000

I Have a friend who's installed Ubuntu 10 on his ageing Compaq Presario M2000 and its all working as it should other than the inbuilt WiFi. I've tried looking at the Compaq support page but to no ...
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Installing Gitosis on EC2/Ubuntu

I'm trying to get gitosis to work on my Ubuntu instance on EC2. I'm having a problem with getting the right key to work. I SSH to my server using the key provided in the AWS console: it's a public ...
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My DVD-ROM is not showing up in /media or in mount for Ubuntu 10.10

I installed Ubuntu off of a live CD. Now, I cannot get the thing to show up. When I type "mount" I get this: dcole@Ubuntu:~$ mount /dev/loop0 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro,commit=0) proc on ...
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How to set file permissions so that new files inherit same permissions? [duplicate]

I have a folder in which new subfolders and files will be created automatically, by a script. I want to maintain the user and group permissions recursively for all new folders and files placed in the ...
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search text in files and display file name only in Linux

I am using find some_dir -name "*.some_ext" | xargs -l10 grep "some_expr" to find files in folder, but I just want to display the file name but not all file content. Any solution?
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wmctrl says I have one workspace when I actually have four

I'm trying to create one gvim per workspace using this script as a starting point: http://www.openhex.org/notes/2011/1/27/one-vim-server-per-desktops I know when I first found this script months ago, ...
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How can I mount a ReiserFS partition on Mac OSX?

I'm on a machine running OSX Leopard and Ubuntu 10.04: Ubuntu is installed on a ReiserFS partition, and it's data as well. Ubuntu and OSX are installed one for disk (disk0s* OSX - disk1s* Ubuntu) ...
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Installed Ubuntu on a partition and now cannot load windows

When I get to the load screen it just says Ubuntu twice. I had been asked me to do some swap thing and I told it to use the other partition for the swap which I'm guessing is why this happened. Is ...
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How can I use the beautiful Ubuntu GNOME theme on Gentoo?

I have been using Ubuntu Desktop (GNOME) for more than two years, and I'm addicted to its beauty (themes, mouse cursors, menu location, &c.). But I like to experiment with my system, compile it ...
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ubuntu clock applet taking 500 mb memory

I don't think it's good for clock. I think 5kb would be enough for it. So what's up, ubuntu geeks?
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Switching users in a bash script

I want to execute a bash script that switches user and then executes a series of commands. None of this users have root privileges. I guess I have to edit the sudoers file to give user1 (the user ...
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Security measures for Ubuntu 10.4

I'm currently using a hosted VPS on linode, I was wondering if a daily apt-get update and apt-get upgrade is providing a 'secure' enough measurement.
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how to use scim in linux?

I installed scim IME in my ubuntu 10.04 linux. I also installed hindi and gujrati support/fonts from System->Administration->Language support. I logged in and logged out. However, I have no clue ...