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How do I check if a server is alive when ping is disabled?

If I'm on a Windows 7 or for example on a standard Ubuntu machine and I want to check if a server is up, what are alternatives to ping? If ping is disabled and does not answer, what can I then use?
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Ubuntu forward X over ssh

I've currently have the following situation. I have a server, that is connected to the internet with ssh (on a non 22 port). This is an ubuntu server without X server. Now i have a machine inside ...
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thinkpad middle click in a VMWare doesn't work (guest: Ubuntu and host: windows 7)

problem: when i try to paste with middle click, the middle mouse button is ignored. in other cases middle click is also ignored. my set up: VMWare workstation 7.1.3 Host: windows 7 64-bit ...
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How to reset font configuration to default settings?

I have been doing some customization to my ubuntu Box related to font settings. Now all the font settings for whole system have been badly scrambled. I am feeling it very hard to reset all the ...
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How can I optimize ubuntu desktop to run my webserver [closed]

I am using ubuntu desktop edition to run My drupal website on Intranet. I know for running web servers best thing to install is ubuntu server editions, but due to some problem i am using Desktop ...
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How can I find out my WiFi adapter's MAC address on Ubuntu Linux?

What command can I enter in a terminal to find out the MAC address of my WiFi adapter?
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My Laptop (HP/Compaq 2510p) running ubuntu 10.04 LTS keeps losing the WLAN connection

I am using Wicd and can successfully connect to my ADSL router (Thomson TG 787) using WPA PSK. But with regular interval I lose the ability to connect to Internet. I can ping the GW and can actually ...
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Adding user to chroot environment

I've created a chroot system in my Ubuntu using schroot and debrootstrap, based on minimal ubuntu. However whenever I can't seem to add a new user into this chroot environment. Here is what happens. ...
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Windows Ubuntu dual boot : Cant boot into any of the OS

One of my friends has a dual boot system with Windows and Ubuntu. It is showing all the options in the grub menu. When I select Ubuntu, it is stuck in the initramfs stage. And choosing Windows does ...
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Dual Booting with GRUB

I currently have Ubuntu and XP as dual boot using GRUB. The Ubuntu version is old and I want to blow it away and do a fresh install of a modern version. I want to keep XP and GRUB. It seems every ...
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Not sure if i installed the nvidia drivers for ubuntu correctly

I just did a fresh install of ubuntu and heard that there was a problem with the drivers being offered by the system, so i downloaded the latest from the nvidia website. I installed them by first ...
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Can't access server sound card when vnc'd into ubuntu server

I've set up my ubunutu 10 server with xfce, nxserver, and now tightvncserver so that I can control it remotely from my Windows 7 laptop. NX is working fine for remote access, but when I run (for ...
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How do I recover grub after installing Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: No GRUB after re-installing windows Hello all, I had dual booted my computer with windows 7 and ubuntu.... Now windows 7 has crashed so I would have to reinstall it.... ...
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Set Windows to use system clock as UTC

While dual-booting Windows and Linux, Linux sets the system time to UTC, so Windows thinks it's midnight near mid-morning. Is there any other way to tell Windows to use UTC? I've seen the registry ...
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Deleted Linux partition - how do I make Windows boot normally?

I just deleted the Linux partition. As far as I know that volume also contained GRUB and when that's installed it overwrites the Windows boot record. How do I make Windows boot again?
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Running a bash script at random times using cron job

I need to monitor intrusion on a server at (relatively) random intervals. For that I have set up a cron job to run every hour. I have written three scripts: wrapper script that calls a ...
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Skype: phantom notification

I'm using skype 2.1.0.81 on Ubuntu, and I can't wear my earphones because there is some annoying notification sound that occurs randomly. I went to Notifications in Options, and disabled ALL ...
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macbook rEFIt dual boot mbr issue

I have ubuntu and osx installed on my macbook. It was working fine up until recently. Now, when I boot I have a 20 second period where it makes the mac boot noise and then proceeds to show a grey ...
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What is the best method to get a secure connection on a public wireless spot?

On public spots like school, library or train, it is very easy to intercept the data sent/received. Because of that, I want to create a secure connection (through my home router). I am aware of ...
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Internet Connection Sharing and VMware with Ubuntu

I have Windows 7 host, Ubuntu Guest and VMware workstation and only have a 3G Dialup connection. How would I got about setting up internet connection sharing on Windows 7, then configuring VMware ...
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ubuntu: sound: send one application sound to left speaker and another to a right speaker

Is it possible to send Chrome's sound output to one speaker, and send Rhythmbox's sound output to the other speaker? I would like to listen to N.P.R. from my left speaker and Glen Beck from my right ...
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Enabling FTPES and normal FTP connections on vsftpd

vsftpd was automatically installed onto my Ubuntu server to allow FTPES connections by some auto installer script I ran. How can I enable it to auto accept normal FTP connections as well? Is this ...
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Transparent background in editor but solid text

Is there a way to make the background to an editor e.g. gedit transparent without affecting text's transparency? Is there any other program that supports this?
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installation of ubuntu's kernel of 64 bits in a virtual machine VMWare

I need to install avirtual machine using VMware with Ubuntu 64-bit on a real machine of 32 bits, my question is, will be possible to do this successfully? .. maybe the question is silly,but I would ...
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Are these partitions properly aligned?

I was recommended to use Ubuntu instead of XP to partition my new SSD. However, I didn't find diskpar, so I used GParted. The partition table type is msdos, fdisk reports the following: Device ...
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Avoid spinup of secondary harddrive upon resume from suspend

I've just installed an extra handdrive. I intend to store movies etc on it, so it will be seldom used. When I suspend or resume the harddrive spins up, even if the drive is unmounted. Is there a way ...
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Dual boot Windows and Ubuntu - *but* with Ubuntu already installed on a separate hard drive

I just bought a new Windows 7 machine and want to install Ubuntu 10.10 for a dual boot environment. There's a lot of info describing how to do this, but it all describes re-partioning the Windows ...
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find -exec command works on Debian Squeeze but not Ubuntu 10.04

In a shell script (interpreter /bin/bash), the following works on Debian Squeeze: find ~/bin/ '!' -type d -exec dos2unix {} \; Now, I know that for some reason that dos2unix was renamed to fromdos ...
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Why might Gparted be failing to format partition on Dell D600 Latitude laptop?

I have installed a dozen dual boot XP / Ubuntu boxes, however this one has me stumped. After the installation failed in the partitioning phase I tried manually partitioning using a Gparted LiveCD. I ...
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dd gets slower while reading and writing

user@user-laptop:~$ sudo dd if=sd_backup of=/dev/sdd bs=4M conv=noerror,sync 205520896 bytes (206 MB) copied, 28.564 s, 7.2 MB/s 247463936 bytes (247 MB) copied, 57.1285 s, 4.3 MB/s 260046848 bytes ...
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How to configure network in UBUNTU server VM

I have Ubuntu latest server edition installed as VM on Hyper-V. I get the command line, but need to install GUI desktop for which i need to have network available on ubuntu. From the Hyper-V VM ...
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How to get Text messages off of iPhone in ubuntu?

I have an iPhone 4 and I wanted to copy all my text messages off of it. Is there a utility to do this under Ubuntu? Or is there a way to access them through the file menu/cmd line?
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Performance losses due to whole disk encryption? PGP vs LUKS vs other?

How is performance impacted by whole disk encryption systems such as PGP or LUKS? How do PGP and LUKS compare in performance? Im working on Ubuntu 10.10
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How do I setup a VPN connection on Ubuntu 10.10 with a shared secret?

I have the following VPN credentials that work perfectly from OS X: Server Address: vpn.somewhere.com Account Name: jbieber Password: babybaby Shared Secret: welovebieber On Ubuntu 10.10, I can ...
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How to make a Ubuntu print server?

I am using Intel Core i3 Windows XP as OS, and I have installed Ubuntu in VMware. Am planning to make the ubuntu as the print server which could run in the VMware and give the privilege to users to ...
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How do I make Ubuntu Server get IPv4 address?

I'm running Ubuntu Server in VirtualBox. When I select the internal network option for the network adapter and start up the VM, I only get IPv6 address. I need an IPv4 address as well. My host ...
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how to ssh to a ipv6 ubuntu in a LAN?

I'm able to ping my Ubuntu box via command: (where c2h2ttt is listed in /etc/hosts) c2h2@c2h2crawler:~/ttt$ ping6 -I eth1 c2h2ttt PING c2h2ttt(c2h2ttt) from fe80::21b:21ff:fe22:e865 eth1: 56 data ...
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How do I get Dropbox to do selective sync?

I managed to set up selective sync in Dropbox once before but now I can't work out how I did it. I want to set Dropbox to "selective sync" so that I don't end up with all my personal files on my work ...
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Dual-booting Ubuntu and Pardus with GRUB2…Pardus no show?

I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed and used to dual-boot Fedora, but I replaced Fedora with Pardus. After the install, I went into ubuntu, and did a sudo update-grub. It detected my Pardus 2011 install ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 theme changed after driver install

After installing the nvidia drivers and rebooting my theme changed to an ugly gray theme. Changing the theme in the System>Preferences>Appearance only changes the window title bars but everything else ...
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Remove files which have a certain syntax

I have a couple of files which follow this syntax: *_yyyy-mm-dd_hhhmmm.* Example: *_2010-01-01_00h10m.* *_2010-01-01_01h10m.* *_2010-01-01_02h10m.* *_2010-01-01_03h10m.* ... ...
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phpMyAdmin: Cannot load mcrypt extension. Please check your PHP configuration

I get this error message on the phpMyAdmin login page: phpMyAdmin: Cannot load mcrypt extension. Please check your PHP configuration. Does someone knows the reason for it? Thanks, Udo
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How to install gvim on Ubuntu 10.10?

I checked under Software Center, but I could not find it. How can I install gvim?
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How to run a batch file to run at any user log in to Ubuntu 10.04

Please help me create a batch file that I want have it configured every time any user logs in to my personal computer (there are couple of non-admin non-root users) Another concern is that this should ...
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Problem on Ubuntu 10.04, I am in only one group --root, cannot use synaptic or sudo

abc@ubuntu:~$ groups root abc@ubuntu:~$ sudo bash [sudo] password for abc: abc is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported. I get this error on launching synaptic: "Failed to run ...
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How to change root password ang log in password on Ubuntu 10.04?

I did some searches in this site, however, the password did not change. I tried: sudo passwd . And after entering a new password, the system stop asking me password whenever I use sudo command. ...
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Where can I config service startup options in Ubuntu?

I'm not used to using Ubuntu or Debian as a server. I'm more accustomed to Red Hat/Fedora ways and even Gentoo (yikes). Under Red Hat installs, you can often configure most services that start from ...
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How to create a restore point in Ubuntu?

Like Time Machine in Mac OS X. Is it possible?
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Permanently changing permission of FireWire device

I just setup a FireWire audio interface. Everything works fine, except for I need rw-rw-rw- permissions on /dev/fw0. I can always sudo chmod 666 /dev/fw0 just before setting the thing up, but then it ...
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how to get MAC address for wireless access point?

How can I get the MAC address for the wireless access point in Ubuntu?