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Weird chmod parameter - “!$”

I found on an article a line that was saying: Now execute -> sudo chmod 700 !$ What does !$ in that case?
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Create an image of a pure Ubuntu-Installation on Macbook Pro

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 on my Macbook Pro (Late 2009) as the only operating system, so theres's no Mac OS X oder Bootcamp installed. It runs fine and now i'd like to create an image of the current ...
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Can a Linux (Ubuntu 11) server manage a NTFS partition on a seperate drive on a Windows XP/7 network

I'm hoping to set up my backup machine as an Ubuntu server yet preserve it's seperate 500G NTFS drive as the backup target in a small (< 10 machines) Windows peer to peer network that is a mix of ...
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How do I debug an upstart job?

I have the following job in /etc/init/collector: start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [!2345] expect daemon exec /usr/bin/twistd -y /path/to/my/tac/file When I start the job with sudo ...
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Can't run command with sudo, even with the full path, I got an error

The command starling is located at /home/keating/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290/bin/starling. Only using rvmsudo starling will work properly. This is the result of me trying to invoke it in various other ...
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Removing Ubuntu from Windows 7 dual boot with multiple partitions

I have a Dell Studio 15 that dual boots Windows 7 and Ubuntu. All Windows and Ubuntu admin files (Documents, Videos etc..) are in a separate partition I use for a bridge. If I can just remove the ...
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Ubuntu: what does time command output means?

From running time over my program I've got: real 4m41.679s user 20m58.623s sys 0m49.471s What does this output means? What is real and what is user?
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How to count pages in multiple PDF files?

I just received a pdf textbook comprised of some 20 separate pdfs (by chapter) with quasi-regular names. Is there a way for counting the pages in th book w/o openning each file (or going through the ...
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Terminator + vim + solarized

I'm trying to get Solarized to work with my Terminator and Vim on Ubuntu 11.10. I've tried all kinds of terminator configs I found all over the web, but I can't get the result the way I want it. When ...
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Kvpn on ubuntu 11.10 is stuck on 'Connecting'

I recently installed open-vpn and it's gui, Kvpn, on my ubuntu system but after I load the configuration file and click 'Connect' it just runs through and gets stuck on 'Connecting', never actually ...
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Ping to router not possible from ssh connected machine

I have a ubuntu pc with openssh server installed in my home network. I can connect via SSH to it without any problems. Being connected, every bunch of minutes this machine is not more able to ping ...
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What is the proper way to make a start up script in Linux (Fedora Unbuntu) env?

I am new on LInux I want to make some startup script on my ubuntu machine. the startup script would start my ftp, http server automatically. How can i do it in proper way? Thanks Kit
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How do I run a LiveCD or emulate a LiveCD when already running an existing operating system e.g. Linux?

I am currently running a Debian based distribution however would like to run an alternative LiveCD whilst I am logged in. Is that possible? How can I do so?
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Changing Java from OpenJDK to SunJava

I want to change OpenJDK to SunJava in my ubuntu linux desktop , i have downloaded the "jdk-7.tar.gz" from sun's website, but there problem is how to make the system to use the newly downloaded java ? ...
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Do HP Elitebooks allow to switch off Optimus from BIOS?

I'm checking which HP EliteBook (among 8740w,8760w) gives the possibility to switch off Optimus in the BIOS (need it to simplify CUDA development under Ubuntu). Or even better, is there a list of the ...
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Writing simple upstart script

I'm trying to write a simple upstart script for my ubuntu server, which starts vnc4server. But it does not work. Here's the script: # vnc-server.conf start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel ...
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vnc4server on Ubuntu server won't let me log in

I've set up vnc4server on an ubuntu server, and installed xfce4. Even though the vnc server starts (with or without a few X11 warnings), it won't let me connect! Is there a setting somewhere that ...
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Using Ubuntu switch a failing windows 7 harddrive?

My laptop harddrive has developed some serious read errors in the windows partition. Windows 7 still boots but every single action takes an aeon, and it is definitely due to a harddisk error not due ...
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Accidently changed the owner/group permissions of linux /

I accidently changed the permissions of linux / sudo chown -R deploy:deploy / and messed up every thing. SSH is not working, web server showing error. And it is a cloud server! (Ubuntu 10.04) There ...
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cat: /tmp/st.socket No such device or address

I am getting this report when i use the cat to view files within the /tmp directory. cat /tmp/st.socket cat: /tmp/st.socket No such device or address Cheers
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Why only my PuTTY scroll slow on ubuntu 10.04 running under VMware?

Scrolling up in PuTTY is very slow even just after starting and connecting. I've tried black listing the VGA16 frame buffer that showed on 'dmesg | grep -i frame' output. It is not used now but this ...
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Where to find a plain vanilla GNOME 2.x

I've Googled this extensively and can't seem to find an answer. Where can I find a plain vanilla version of Ubuntu (or anything related) that uses GNOME 2.x? It seems to me like the developers of ...
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Ubuntu - wireless connection works great but wired is totally dead

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 on my Acer Aspire One netbook. The wireless connection works great, but the wired is totally dead. When I plug the Ethernet wire, the little led next to the port doesn't ...
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Internet connection is so bad on my linux mint, but good on windows 7 and windows xp and on mobile, why?

I dual booted my xp, installing linux mint, My connection is so bad on my linux mint, but good on windows 7 and windows xp and on mobile. speedtest.net results on my linux mint 12 Ping: 200ms ...
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Sharing internet connection from host to virtualized Ubuntu with Virtual Box

I have Ubuntu 11.10 in Virtual Box installed on Windows Vista. I am having a Broadband(PPPoE) internet connection. I would like to use my internet connection inside Virtual Box in Ubuntu. I tried with ...
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Windows 7 CHKDSK reports “File record segment 3680 is unreadable” and then blue screens and reboots

My computer was working fine yesterday but I booted up this morning and everything was incredibly slow. I have done nothing special for the past few days so I assumed it could be a disk error. I set ...
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Cant visit some websites in linux but in windows XP I can

I have a Ubuntu box and a windowsXP box, both are working well. But I can't visit some websites(like Apple.com, www.suning.com) in Ubuntu while I can with my other windows box. Those are just ordinary ...
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Run X11 on a server without a graphics card

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 on a mythtv server, something which just sits in the corner of the garage. Now I want to remove the graphic card because it's basically just using power for nothing. However: ...
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Byobu crashes saying “pipe: Too many open files y”

I am using Ubuntu Server 11.10. I will leave byobu running. But every few hours it will automatically close saying "pipe: Too many open files y". What does this mean and how do I fix it?
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How to configure SSH on Ubuntu VM with a Dynamic IP?

On a Windows 7 desktop, I've installed an Ubuntu virtual machine with VirtualBox. On the virtual machine, I've installed OpenSSH and can connect to it from other 'real' machines on the network ...
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How Will I come to know the previous details of MAC Address, Processors in ubuntu OS

I want to know that how one can get information about the previous details of MAC Address, mother board configurations(Processor details etc) in ubuntu OS once the motherboard is changed? I mean, Is ...
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VMware ESX or ESXi to run WIndows 7 and Ubuntu?

I understand now that a Type 2 (or hosted) hypervisor is the same as using VMware or VirtualBox within an existing operating system, so I want Type 1. Using a Type 1 (or native, bare metal) ...
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Attach disk drive in Linux

Is there a Linux equivalent of the Mac's sudo hdiutil attach -imagekey -diskimage-class=CRawDiskImage -nomount I have an imagine I want to attach as a disk drive, but I don't want to mount it. The ...
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E: Couldn't find package logkeys

I am trying to install logkeys but I am having some trouble. I went to system and checked everything in third party but still no luck. Can someone please help and tell me how to get this package so ...
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Run Windows and Ubuntu simultaneously? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Theoretically possible to run two operating systems simultaneously? I currently run Windows 7 in VirtualBox with full DirectX and Direct3D support but without support for ...
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Disk Partition on Ubuntu

I have a 750 GB hard disk and GB RAM. I will setup LAMP on my system. Now my problem is, how I will make the disk partiton so that I will keep 300 GB for my localhost and the rest of memory will be ...
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Can I configure eclipse to expand packages with the right arrow in ubuntu?

I recently switched from windows to ubuntu, and this is bothering me. I used to be able to expand packages by pressing the right arrow, but now I have to press enter to do it in ubuntu. Is there any ...
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Recreating the master boot record of a Ubuntu USB installation?

I copied my unetbootin installation onto my Windows 7 machine, and formatted the drive and put something completely different on it. Then later I copied the installation it back on to the USB drive ...
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How do I create a superuser from the command line in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create a admin user on ubuntu How can I create a superuser in Ubuntu 11.10? I need to create it using the command line. Either we could change a normal user to ...
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How to know the history of hardware changes made while using Ubuntu?

I am working on Ubuntu OS. Initially my pc configuration was Intel core 2 duo 3.0GH with 320 GB HDD. After some times, my friend changed the motherboard with lower version of configuration without ...
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Changing the hash of a file in ubuntu

Say I have a rar file, and I want to change the file hash (MD5) of it, what's the fastest way of doing this? I'm thinking I could add a byte to the end of it, which should change the hash... But I'm ...
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How to start remote xterm in a Linux VMware image when being offline?

I have the following context: Work under Windows 7 Want to develop Ruby on Rails under Linux Want to use X-Windows (e.g. Sublime Text or other tools) Have installed Cygwin and X-Windows I have now ...
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How do tell whether is a service/daemon is managed by System V Init scripts or upstart?

I understand that Ubuntu derivatives support System V, which some consider the old method of starting services for a specifc runlevel and upstart however how do I tell whether a service or daemon is ...
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Possible cause(s) of slow transfer on home network?

I have the following home network setup: ZyXEL P-2602HW-D1A Router Ubuntu 10.04 Server: Ethernet card 100Mbps, directly connected to router Configured with SFTP server Windows XP Professional SP3: ...
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Speeding up remote X sessions

I have a remote machine running Ubuntu 11.10 Server, to which I connect via SSH from OS X 10.7.3: Host remote.example.com ForwardX11 yes ForwardX11Trusted yes Sometimes I want to launch a GUI ...
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Can't write to Flash drive anymore, only reformatting helps

On Ubuntu 10.04, I often cannot write to my Kingston flash drive formatted as FAT32. The only thing that helps is reformatting the thing. I do not know why this happens – can it be prevented? I ...
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Ubuntu Nvidia Twinview error / Flash lag

I am running Ubuntu 11.10 with '2' Nvidia GTS-250 GPU's. I am trying to get TwinView to work. Currently I have everything working as far as both screens are on and I can drag between them and use ...
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About install Windows alongside Ubuntu

My situation is: I have 1T harddisk. I used first 300G for Ubuntu. And remain 700 has nothing on it now. Right now. I want to install a win8 preview version on spare space. BUT, I have bad ...
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terminal refresh lags ubuntu 11.10

$TERM = 'xterm' using ubuntu 11.10. When I type commands into my terminal, sometimes my input cursor just hangs and no output is visible on my terminal screen. I hit Enter a couple of times, and ...
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“FATAL: could not read from the boot medium! system halted”

I've a problem with Virtual Box, I cannot access to a CentOS virtual machine. I'm using a openfiler local server connected to my network.In addition, I can access to all the other LUN disks that I've ...