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List files beginning with underscores first when using `ls -l`

I'm using ubuntu (natty), and when I use ls -l, the files are listed, but apparently the sorting algo ignores any special characters. For ages I've used underscores to mark special folders. And it ...
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Driver choice for addressing ubuntu wireless card issues

this should be a relatively simple question. I'm attempting to get my windows wireless card to work with ubuntu, booted from my portable hard drive. This is the guide I'm attempting to follow is ...
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Running a Python script from its icon in Ubuntu

Let's say I have a Python script sitting in a folder I just opened with the graphical file manager in standard Ubuntu. What would be the quickest way to run it?
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Debugging sigsegv faulting Apache

What's the best way to get meaningful gdb backtraces from Apache server which misbehaves on production? [Tue Aug 02 16:07:12 2011] [notice] child pid 27681 exit signal Segmentation fault (11) It's ...
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Software Update in Ubuntu? (Non-APT)

I'm looking for a system to update software WITHOUT using the Ubuntu repositories. In other words, for my own project, not in the Canonical repositories, is there software that will allow you to ...
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grub rescue prompt

Had win7 and ubuntu installed on laptop and inadvertently selected the recovery option in boot menu - exited and now all I get is error: no such partition grub rescue> set returns: ...
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Google Chrome can't load too many tabs together!

This is an annoying problem that I face and friends of mine agree to this too. When using a site like Digg I tend to browse the page and open a lot of tabs simultaneously before reading each tab ...
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How do I know whether to reboot after upgrading packages in Ubuntu?

I have a PC running Ubuntu server. Sometimes when I ssh into it, I get a message that some packages need upgrading. I upgrade the software by running (as root) aptitude update && aptitude ...
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How can I get the version number of my installed Nvidia driver in Ubuntu?

How can I get the version number of my Nvidia driver in Ubuntu?
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Where are the PHP 5.2.4 Source Files?

I would like to get the source files for PHP 5.2.4. Where are they? I would think php.net but I could not find them on the web. I tried using Tortoise/SVN to connect to the php.net repository but ...
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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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Move Ubuntu Desktop Icons to the right

I'm looking for a way to move the Ubuntu Desktop Icons to the right without them getting put on the left. Like in the Mac OS Format. Is this possible?
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Ubuntu semi-permanently disabled Bluetooth (and freaked me out)

A couple of months ago, I disabled my Bluetooth device from inside Ubuntu 10 (I forget which version specifically). I then rebooted into Windows, only to find that the icon was gone. Curious, I went ...
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How to open Mac Keynote presentations on Ubuntu?

How to open Mac Keynote presentations on Ubuntu? Can it be imported to Impress?
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How can my computer automatically connect to a Wi-Fi?

I should say at the start that I'm absolutely beginner in such things like networks. I tried to search but don't really know what to type to solve the problem. I've just installed Ubuntu 11.04 on one ...
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OSX remote X app

Right now at work I have an Ubuntu workstation and I'm considering switching over to OSX but I have one major concern. I run Eclipse on our Ubuntu development server using a remote X session: ...
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Ubuntu - removing unused kernels

Overtime with Ubuntu updates the GRUB menu lists a lot of previous Linux kernels and eats a lot of hard-disk space. How can the unused kernels be removed easily?
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What would be a healthy process for repartitioning my hard drive to add another Linux installation?

So, my computer currently has 1) Dell's RECOVERY partition; 2) A Windows installation; 3) A logical partition with 3a) My Ubuntu partition, and 3b) 8 GB of swap. I would like to take some space away ...
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how to set the mouse speed very low on ubuntu

I set the mouse acceleration and sensitivity levels to minimum in System->Preferences->Mouse but with the new mouse I have, even those settings are too fast. Is there a way to further reduce the ...
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What is the fastest MD5 sum calculator?

I tested the speed of md5sum on a few Ubuntu 8.04 servers Pentium III 700 MHz: 52 MB/s Atom 1.6 GHz, 32-bit: 119 MB/s Core 2 (Yorkfield) 2.5GHz, 32-bit: 194 MB/s Core 2 (Yorkfield) 2.5GHz, 64-bit: ...
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gvfsd takes up too much memory

On my Ubuntu 8.10, gvfsd takes up 128.6MB memory. What is the process doing actually? Can I reduce the memory it takes?
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Set ubuntu locale

How can I set my locale and date format to be y/m/d in Arabic? Machine Info: Ubuntu 9.10
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Can't see DVD-ROM drive on Ubuntu 10.04

On my notebook I installed Ubuntu 10.04 today, but when loading it, I can't see the DVD-ROM drive. What can I do? Are there any console commands to solve this issue?
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How to make sure that a VM properly shuts down?

My homeserver runs several other servers via VirtualBox in VM's. In particular, I have a web server that for some reason, if it isn't shut down properly, doesn't autoselect on the grub menu, meaning ...
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bash - record output after program execution

I know that I can redirect stdout to a file before running a script, but is there a way to access the whole output of a program that already ran? When the output is too long it gets cut out by the ...
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How to enable Graphical Remote Control to Ubuntu OS using command line?

I can found a guide which helps to enable remote control for Ubuntu from graphical log in. I'm using EC2 server and need to enable this using putty command line. Please help.
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How do I use multiple dedicated IPs to browse the web on my VPS?

I have an Ubuntu desktop installation on my VPS. How do I browse the net switching between my 2 dedicated IPs given to me by my host? How do I set it up?
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How to restart Unity on Ubuntu 11.04?

I have Ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop. Unity sometimes crashes. How I can restart Unity using hotkeys?
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Quickly view PDF files in directory

Is there a way to view/browse PDF files/graphs quickly while flipping through them in Ubuntu Narwhal (kind of like in OS X's Finder where it shows an "image" of the pdf when you select it without ...
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vmware tools support in Ubuntu 11.04 guest OS

I have been trying to get vmware tools support successfully configured and started in my Ubuntu 11.04 guest. I am running a current version of vmware workstation on Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate with an ...
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Ohphone - where to download for CentOS/Fedora distributions?

I'm using a project which mentioned I need to used ohphone. However I can't find any Fedora/CentOS versions of ohphone that work with OpenH323. Does anyone know where I could find that?
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Wireless card not found on Ubuntu

I'm trying to setup Ubuntu on an old PC. I ran lspci in order to get details on the wireless card installed: 00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g ...
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Linux: How to run a script when an external monitor is connected?

How can I detect when an external monitor is connected in linux? I need to run various scripts to set up my workspace. Is there some clever way to kick off a script when the monitor state has ...
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Cannot Restore GRUB (Ubuntu 11.04 + Win 7)

I'm trying to fix GRUB on my PC, but I'm running into serious issues doing so. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I'm completely crippled right now. Here is the sequence of events for this PC: ...
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Ubuntu guest os with dual network interfaces resetting resolv.conf

I have an Ubuntu 10.10 guest os on VMWare workstation with two network interfaces. One of the interfaces is bridged with the physical interface and uses dhcp. The other is host-only and uses a ...
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In Ubuntu Lucid, various panel applets malfunction on login

I run Ubuntu 10.04 with KDE installed as a second environment. When I log into a GNOME session, some of my panel applets appear strangely. It isn't always the same ones but the usual culprits are the ...
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Can I run Microsoft Office 2007 under Ubuntu?

I am an Ubuntu user, but was wondering if it was possible to run Microsoft Office. Will Wine allow me to run it?
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Windows 7 + Ubuntu dual boot + UEFI BIOS

I received a new Lenovo T420 laptop with Windows 7. The disk now contains: a hidden SYSTEM_DRV boot partition (1.17GB, 400MB used). I'm guessing this is the UEFI partition; the laptop comes with ...
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PATH is not permanently stored in file

I'm a newbie to Ubuntu. I want to add some variables to my PATH - I am using the following steps: Open a terminal window. Type the following commands: export GOROOT=/home/linux/go/hg export ...
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How to disable the keyboard shortcut for inverse video on ubuntu gnome (metacity)?

This doesn't appear to be an option in the normal program for editing keyboard shortcuts, but it is stealing one of my favorite emacs bindings. Might be somehow related to Metacity instead of being a ...
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Transfer files from remote to local machine using SSH

I have a Ubuntu server hosted on Amazon EC2. I need to create an automated backup scheme so I created another Ubuntu instance on my local network which is hosted in a virtual environment. I managed ...
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Removing all but 1 file and 1 directory in linux

I want to delete all but 1 file and 1 directory from the directory I am currently in. How do I go about doing this? I have a directory which has three directories a, b, c and three files 1.php, ...
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Configuring automatic profiles on dock/hotplug

My Ubuntu laptop gets docked into a few different locations per day with different hardware and use cases. I'd like to automate the preference settings for each of these locations: Work computer, ...
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How do I run a program in Ubuntu using Wine that requires JRE?

I have an application that requires JRE to run on Windows. I have now migrated to Ubuntu and am trying to run the same application using WINE. However I get the error: "No Java Found". Any ideas how ...
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ubuntu working on thin client cannot provide accurate disk space reports

We are using thin client systems in our work environment. There is a central ubuntu server and by using thin clients, we are connecting to our homes. The problem is when I try to install an ...
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VirtualBox Ubuntu guest on OS X Lion host: Curl won't work

I'm trying to install some gems on an Ubuntu VM on OS X Lion using VirtualBox. I've narrowed my problem down to curl which is not responding at all. It seems to be going through some proxy local host ...
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Debian and Ubuntu power management

I use Debian normally, but whenever Ubuntu releases a new version I tend to use it for some time. In the newer version a lot of changes have been made. In Ubuntu I observed that the backup battery ...
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How to save a file in /usr/local/lib/cnet?

How can I save a file in /usr/local/lib/cnet? I'm trying to save a GIF image in the CNET resource folder to use for a simulation. It says permission denied, and when I try to chmod the folder it ...
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Ubuntu/Openbox keeps crashing - how to I find the cause

Just recently my laptop (System 76) has been crashing randomly. I have not been able to determine exactly what is causing the crash. It may happen when all I have is one web browser open, or it may ...
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Ubuntu in VMware - not able to enter password to login

I installed Ubuntu 10 on VMware 7.0 for learning purposes, but I am not able to enter a password in order to log in. Any ideas what the problem might be?