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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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Option to elevate priveleges in Ubuntu GNOME for file copy

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.04 (GNOME) and I'm just copying over certain files from my backup which is on a Windows computer. The backup includes: A few scripts in /usr/bin A number of ...
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Saturated I/O after shutting down VM [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: VMWare Player slows down computer after exit Often, when I suspend a vmware virtual machine, my disk IO is saturated for a few minutes and it makes the computer unusable ...
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Equivalent to Windows User Account Policies (GPO) in Ubuntu

I'm familiar with the group policy functionality in Windows XP Professional that lets you create policies, restrictions, etc. on various parts of Windows for individual user accounts. I've looked for ...
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How to drag and drop files to a (places|launcher) gnome applet

I made a shortcut to my home folder by dragging and dropping it to the panel. Is there a way that I can drag and drop files to that applet in order to save the file in the folder location? What I ...
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How do I restore the default applets to Gnome's notification area?

I have a fresh install of Karmic Koala. In a botched attempt at trying to change my default window manager, I somehow removed at least three applets from the notification area: network manager ...
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Ubuntu multi monitor not working as expected

I have a Mac Pro system with dual upgraded NVidia 8800 GT cards. I'm running quad monitors. The center one is a 30" at 2560x1600 and is flanked on both sides with dual 24" 1920x1200 offset down 300 ...
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tazpkg install option asking for su when in chrooted image

I am trying to install a couple of packages in slitaz chrootd image but tazpkg keeps asking for su privilages. I have fallowed this tutorial http://doc.slitaz.org/en:handbook:chroot Host is Ubuntu ...
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unexpected return value of time command

These commands work fine: (calculates time between opening and closing the program) time gedit time emacs time vim But this command always gives a time under 1 second. It's probably time which ...
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“Unexpected end of file” error while uncompressing lzma file

I've got a file called foo.tar.lzma. While trying to decompress it, I get "Unerwartetes Dateiende" ("Unexpected end of file"). I assume I lost quite a lot of bytes, but 1.1 GB are still there. The ...
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Ubuntu networking error on startup, works with restart

Recently on a system restart we are forced to activate our networking by manually entering the command /etc/init.d/networking restart otherwise eth0 is not defined or active. Can anyone identify ...
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Clear and rebuild IMAP cache in Thunderbird

I'm currently getting frequent crashes of my Thunderbird (10.0.2, Ubuntu Oneiric), and I suspect a corrupted IMAP cache. Is there a simple way to clear and rebuild it that does not involve recreating ...
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Sound Juicer does not rescan CDs

I want to rip CD tracks to MP3 to play on a Sandisk MP3 player. My system is Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty). I installed Sound Juicer and got it to work on one CD. But now it is the only CD that SJ will ...
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Ubuntu Natty 11.04, Turning the wireless switch off; switches it off permanently!

i'm using an hp pavilion dv2000 i turned the wifi switch off by mistake, the LED turned orange and the wifi got disconnected. and now when i turn the switch on, it remains orange and the wifi still ...
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Integrated webcam not working on Ubuntu 10.x/11.x

I have the solution for this, but since it is problem that has occurred on two versions of Ubuntu I thought I'd share it. Sometimes my integrated webcam is not functioning, I try to load cheese or ...
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Review my partitioning strategy and partition information of Ubuntu server

I've installed Ubuntu Server 10.04, for serving as a samba server and development web server in my home network, on the following box: Pentium III 733MHz @133MHz 768 MB RAM HD 1: 20.5 GB HD 2: 41 GB ...
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Songbird doesn't start because of GStreamer in Ubuntu 9.10

I have just upgraded my system to Kubuntu 9.10 (Karmic). This has apparently broken Songbird. The fix I found on the web (removing libvisual-4.0-plugin, or so) does not work, since I do not have that ...
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Is there a command-line API or scripting interface for Ubuntu One?

I've put some files on Ubuntu One, and amongst other things I'd like to be able to synchronise it from within Emacs, and script it with Python or Bash. Is this possible?
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Password prompt appearing twice in Firefox at startup

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 with Firefox 9.0.1 with a couple of addons. Ocasionally when I start Firefox two prompts asking for the password appear. Any solution?
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Can I switch from Ubuntu to Mint using apt sources only?

Is it possible to install Linux Mint 12 just by editing /etc/apt/sources.list and putting Mint's repos there? I can copy them from the Live CD, of course. I know a clean install would be better, but ...
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Installing Java 6 on Ubuntu 10.04 fails on missing Java 6 JRE package

I'm trying to install Java 6 on Ubuntu 10.04 and it's been harder than it should be. In another question about installing Java on Ubuntu/Linux it said that I needed to do the following: sudo ...
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YouTube not working on Ubuntu 11.10

I have just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my computer, and recently applied all the latest updates. As invariably happens when I do this, YouTube videos have stopped working in Mozilla Firefox. Displaying ...
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What is the best drive format to share data between Mac, Linux and OS X?

Note: I'm not asking how... I know that. I'm currently using Paragon Software's drivers which let you access all drive formats from all OSes (e.g. the Linux drive from OSX or the OSX drive from Win7, ...
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Missing Docking Options in JEdit?

I recently re-installed jEdit (4.3.1 using Java 1.6.0_18) on Ubuntu and I noticed that since I reinstalled it, it no longer has menus that allow you to dock plugin windows around the jEdit Editor ...
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Getting only grub prompt after installing dual boot Windows 7 then Ubuntu and EasyBCD

I'm having an annoying problem. I installed Windows 7 a long time ago, yesterday I installed Ubuntu 10.04. After installing the Ubuntu, it was working great (I got the grub boot menu and everything) ...
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Why does 'killall killall' not work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unexpected killall behavior If running the command killall killall from a terminal (I used Konsole of KDE 4), it says it could not find any process. killall runs, looks ...
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How to migrate from Ubuntu to Fedora?

I am considering moving from Ubuntu to another Linux distribution, most likely Fedora. I'm generally familiar with classic command line tools, and I'm comfortable using both of these distributions, ...
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OS X File Permissions, File Sharing, and Git

Here's my setup: Mac Mini running Snow Leopard Sharing a folder with a bunch of code in it. The folder and everything in it is set for read/write access for both the main user and the "staff" group ...
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SSH to Ubuntu tablet over USB?

I have a tablet running Ubuntu 9.04 with a USB connection to a host computer. (Ideally the host is running Windows, but if absolutely necessary I could switch the host to be Ubuntu also.) I want to ...
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Grub help, deleting partition without deleting grub

I have a triple boot windows 7, ubuntu 10.10, ubuntu 11.10 and i want to delete the partitiion containing 11.10 but that's where my grub is located I believe. Because it updated to grub 1.99 when I ...
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Where to get USB Modem Drivers for Ubuntu

I don't have any specific model name, but was just wondering how people actually collect the drivers for Ubuntu. Do third parties provide them or they are available from Ubuntu App Store.
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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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Printing from Windows to Ubuntu Shared Printer

I have two printers, a Dell V715w and a HP LaserJet P2015, connected by USB to a computer running Ubuntu for sharing to all of the laptops in my house with CUPS. I installed both printers locally on ...
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Why is a shut down performed faster when initiated from the command line?

Whenever i use a command like shutdown -s -f -t 00 I can see that the shutdown occurs faster than when I go and click the shutdown button in the Windows GUI. This scenario can be compared with my ...
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Why are Firefox fonts so tiny on KDE?

I use Firefox 10 on Ubuntu 12.04, in KDE. In for instance Chrome and Konqueror, the fonts look alright, but in Firefox the fonts are tiny, almost too hard to read.
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How can I get more information about my video card on Ubuntu 11.10?

After I typed "lspci", I got a message like this: VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) This gives me some ...
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installing valgrind on ubuntu

I'm trying to install valgrind, but the installation failed. This is what I did: #tar jxvf valgrind−3.7.0.tar.bz2 #cd valgrind−3.7.0 #./configure #make #make install Here it says ...
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Can you install Ubuntu in a single partition?

I have a dual-boot Mac that currently has three partitions... OSX, Win7-64 and Data. I have shrunk the data partition to make some free space. I've then installed rEFIt as the new boot menu. My ...
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How does WUBI handle partitions upon shutdown?

Alright, so, basically, I'm trying to boot up Gentoo in a manner similar to WUBI; I have an installation on an ext4-formatted loopback file, BURG installed under the Windows Bootloader, and the ...
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Can't install python-setuptools with yum on Ubuntu. Missing repolist

I can't install python-setuptool with yum on Ubuntu using the following command: sudo yum install python-setuptools I get this message Setting up Install Process No package python-setuptool ...
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Recover Windows 7 after Ubuntu installation

I started on Ubuntu and have had the first considerable error. I have an HP Pavilion DV6 Core i7. I had installed Windows 7 and I decided to also install Ubuntu using USB. My first attempt was to ...
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Keyboard is behaving weird

When I try to type cle automatically the Edit-> Paste menu is opened in my terminal. After that I am not able to enter anything in the terminal by keyboard.
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Howto install and configuring grub2 on a USB thumb drive

I'm wanting to play around with grub2 with linux on a thumb drive. My host OS is Kubuntu. grub-install allows you to write the grub bootloader to the MBR of a disk which is great. However, ...
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Moving linux partition so to be next to free space

I had a triple boot windows 7, Ubuntu 10.10 and Ubuntu 11.10. I deleted the partition that the 11.10 was in and now I have free space on my ext4 partition. I want to use that space which is located ...
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How to graphical remote control an Ubuntu server?

I've tried googling and store my research here. I'm connecting my Windows 7 SP1 machine to an Amazon EC2 Ubuntu cloud server, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. What I have done is Enabling Remote Desktop in Ubuntu ...
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Is it possible to have more than one MBR in a system?

To my understanding, an MBR on a single device (i.e. hard drive) outlines the primary partitions on that device as well as provides code that can be injected into it that points to the boot loader for ...
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Trade Windows for Wubi

After having enough of Windows' instability, I have decided to migrate to Ubuntu permanently. I have Ubuntu installed through Wubi and I am wondering if there is a painless way to delete windows ...
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Disable USB keyboards (mice, etc) in Ubuntu 10.10

I'm setting up a demo machine to run unattended in a public place. It's running Ubuntu 10.10, x86 32-bit. The machine is caged but the USB ports are accessible, which is an obvious risk. I've ...
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Virtualbox Ubuntu guest on Windows 7 host with ssd settings?

I recently switched my harddrive to an ssd. I am wondering, do I need to do anything when using Virtualbox and Ubuntu (guest) on a Windows 7 host? I know that for Windows 7 defragmentation and ...
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Very slow copying over wireless between machines, but internet works at normal speed?

I have a laptop (let me call it A) with Intel Centrino 1030-N wireless (iwlwifi module), running Arch Linux, and another laptop (I will call it B) with Atheros AR928X wireless (ath9k module), running ...