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difference between ubuntu and ubuntu server?

what is the difference between ubuntu and ubuntu server? aside from server being command line only are there services/software that exist on server that dont on the desktop edition?
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How can I disable 'natural breaks' in Workrave?

I've just discovered Workrave, and was trying to use it along the Pomodoro technique (5mn break every 25mn). But the concept of 'natural breaks' of Workrave seems to interfere with what I'm trying to ...
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Can 64-bit software run on 32-bit OS?

I have a 64-bit machine that has Windows 7 32-bit and Ubuntu 32-bit installed as a dual boot setup. Can I run 64-bit software on top of these 32-bit OSes, or are they a "bottleneck" limiting the true ...
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Samsung Series 7 Chronos Fan Runs Constantly on Ubuntu 11.10

First off, I'm a Linux Noob - I successfully installed it on an older laptop, so I went out and bought this Samsung series 7. After dual booting Ubuntu alongside Windows I noticed the fan would ...
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Where does Spotify Beta install?

I used both locate & whereis to locate post apt-get install proc specd by Facebook, but cant the locate the helper app for firefox to use.... natty narwhal 11.04
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I cannot open an IP address in Ubuntu

I have installed some cameras in my private business and now I wanted to open the views from my computer. I got the Ip address and the username along with the password. However when I tried to open it ...
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Installing Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I install Windows alongside Ubuntu? I've installed Windows on half of my hard disk space. Only one partition. I would like to install Ubuntu into my free disk ...
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Rerouting Ports for a Gameserver

I want to redirect a port, so say all traffic coming in on subdomain.xyz.com:2233 is rerouted to an ip 10.13.15.34:3344 (for example) I have access to an ubuntu box if needed, and access to xyz.com's ...
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Ubuntu Lucid (10.04) subpixel font rendering crashes Xorg

I really don't know how to solve this on my own so I thought giving this site a chance. After upgrading to Lucid I ran into some problems. With some experimenting I came to a conclusion that if I ...
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regular user to admin user in linux?

i've got a regular user i want to turn into admin group so he can have same privileges as a root. should i just change the GID in /etc/passwd and /etc/group or should i use usermod/groupmod?
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double-click to run .sh file

GUI: I changed the permissions of an sh file, so that I can read, write and execute it. I double-clicked it, selected run in Shell / terminal (whichever appears in english), but it didn't run. I ...
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How to get aero themed windows and a task bar on Ubuntu 11.10?

I know some themes that make all of ubuntu look like windows 7, but I just want the windows to be aero themed. How can I do this? Also, I want the Windows 7 taskbar (including the start orb) in ...
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Ubuntu Server filesystem usage

df says my /dev/sda1 filesystem is almost full: Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 8256952 7616516 221008 98% / none ...
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compiling c and running code via keybinding

I want to compile and run my c code via key binding gnome-terminal -e make ~/Graphics && /home/johnr/Graphics/se so i add that to command one and get the global key <Alt>r as the ...
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Is there a way to fix home folder permissions remotely?

I have a remote ubuntu computer that I connect to via SSH. The remote computer has only one user. I accidentally changed the user's home folder permissions (to 555, I believe) and because of that I ...
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After I've foolishly gave Ubuntu only 50Gb, is it possible to resize the partition, and how?

I've decided that I want to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10. Windows for games, and Ubuntu for projects, programming and other stuff. Now, first of all, how was I supposed to know how much memory ...
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Put printer on eth0 on wireless network wlan0

I've got an Ubuntu 10.11 box with a wireless connection and a wired connection. In the wired end I've got a rented network printer whose configuration I can't change (no access). It is set up to use ...
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What happen if I install VirtualBox Guest Additions on a host?

I have a bootable USB drive with Ubuntu installed. This morning I Installed VirtualBox and booted my Ubuntu drive in a VM. I then installed the guest additions in Ubuntu. My question/curiosity is, ...
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What do I have to do to make multiple network adapters work for a VMWare guest?

I have Windows 7 x64 as host and Ubuntu as the guest system. When I have one virtual network adapter, everything is fine, but if I add a second interface, then only the first is working. I need two ...
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Will suspend be proper for a laptop to be put into bag and carried to another place?

Ubuntu on my Laptop can now only suspend but not hibernate. If I want to put the laptop into a bag and carry it to my class or office, will suspending it be okay? Will there be too much heat after ...
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How to convert physical Ubuntu operating system into a virtual machine?

A while ago I turned my PC into dual boot with Windows and Ubuntu. But my experience is, that I rarely boot into Ubuntu, so I wanted to make it available as virtual machine in Windows rather than as a ...
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Making bootable USB flash drive from ISO image in Ubuntu

I need to 'burn' an iso of a bootable dvd (not ubuntu dvd) image onto my USB flash drive. How can I do it in Ubuntu. In windows I was using MKBT tool. I am looking for something like UNetbootin that ...
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VLC refuses to stream

I'm trying to run cvlc on Ubuntu 10.04.4 in VirtualBox to stream a part of the desktop. However, I get the following error message. lowerkey@c:~$ cvlc screen:// --screen-left=0 --screen-top=53 ...
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How I can run init scripts as non-root user?

I put this file in /etc/init/proxyserver.conf that execute this script at startup (Ubuntu 11.10): description "Run code for ProxyServer" start on runlevel [23] script cd ...
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Problems running Glassfish on Ubuntu as a service

I have Glassfish 3.1.2 installed on Ubuntu, I've set up a separate "glassfish" user to run it as and have JDK 1.7.0 installed. If I log in as the "glassfish" user and start GF via the shell: ...
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Is it possible to upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 to Final without reinstalling?

If I install Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 now, is it possible to upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04 Final when it is released without reinstalling everything from a disc?
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File Creator Program linux

I need to view via terminal in what program the file was created. Something like : $ "command" /Volumes/USB1/IMG_0231.jpg Creator = "Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 Macintosh". Any thoughts?
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Boot Windows 7 by default instead of Ubuntu

I have a PC with a hard drive that's divided into two partitions, one for Windows 7 and one for Ubuntu. I primarily use Windows 7 and occasionally (once a week) use Ubuntu. When I boot up my ...
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How can I access my Windows file system from Ubuntu?

I found your thread on accessing windows files/hard drive using Ubuntu. I followed the directions of using sudo fdisk to reveal the partitions, but when I do it, I get a response telling me to enter ...
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Running a remote syslog server

I have a Mac dev machine configured to forward certain syslog entries to a remote syslog host. It's configured to forward them to my Ubuntu server. The Ubuntu server currently has rsyslog installed ...
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Partitioning 500 GB internal drive (5 partitions) to dual Windows and Ubuntu

I have 500 GB internal drive in my laptop and want to make clean install of Windows 7 and Ubuntu (12.04, when it releases on 23rd April 2012), I've planned following layout. Windows Partition (50 ...
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NTFS external hard drive only usable on linux

My Dad has a 2TB Seagate USB external hard drive (formatted NTFS) that is about 3 or 4 months old and has begun acting very strangely. If the hard drive is plugged in when you are starting or shutting ...
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Can't Execute Binary on Ubuntu

I can't believe I'm asking this...clearly I'm in rare form today. Trying to setup a new Ubuntu machine and just downloaded 'p4' (Perforce command line client). It's a single file download - a ...
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Ubuntu stops auto-mounting flash drive

It seems that after being up for a few days, my Ubuntu system refuses to auto-mount hot-plugged USB disks (i.e. flash drives). The output from dmesg shows that the kernel recognizes the device ...
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How to stop dhclient writing syslog messages on Lubuntu 11.10

I'm running Lubuntu 11.10 and the package installs dhclient. Everything seems to work fine except that it keeps logging huge amounts of unnecessary dhclient status messages (several per second, every ...
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Creating a RAID1 partition with mdadm on Ubuntu

I'm trying to set up a RAID1 partition on my Ubuntu 9.10 workstation. On this dual-boot system, Ubuntu is running from a separate drive (/dev/sdc - an SSD that is quite small, which is why I need ...
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vim serverlist over ssh doesn't work

I was trying to play with vim server instances and noticed when I SSH into my work box I can never see the names of the server - so I can't send signals to them as you will see, if I create a server ...
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Windows shared folders through VPN and Ubuntu

I use Ubuntu and i need to access to the Windows shared folders of a remote LAN network through VPN. I connect successfully to the VPN through a DDNS service (no-ip.org) but i can't see the folders in ...
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Dual Boot with Ubuntu as Host?

Can you dual boot Windows if Ubuntu is already installed? All of the sites I have found only work starting with Windows installed.
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How can I set up a wired printer on different operating systems without a print server?

Hopefully I have the correct stackexchange.com site for this question. Please leave a comment if I need to move it. I'm having difficulty figuring out how to set up a wired (USB) printer on a ...
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Sending ^] in a nested telnet session

Following is the sequence: Telnet from a terminal session to a remote linux machine, Call it A. Telnet to some device, Say B, that is accessible only from A. Now, How do I quit the telnet session ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 fresh install - “Input signal out of range” or “Mode not supported…”

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 using a CD .iso. Installation went fine. Upon completion I rebooted and after a second or two I got a black screen with the message "Input signal out of range". ...
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Freenx stopped working after upgrade to Ubuntu 11.10

I installed Ubuntu 11.04, installed FreeNX server and FreeNX client for Windows from http://www.nomachine.com/download-client-windows.php. I was able to connect to my ubuntu from my windows laptop. ...
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Chrome in Xmonad - Mouse Unresponsive

I have Xmonad installed on Ubuntu 10.10. When using google Chrome, sometimes the mouse becomes unresponsive (only inside chrome). The problem goes like this: I have several tabs open Click with the ...
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How to enable usedir module on Apache2 in Ubuntu?

How to enable userdir module on apahe2 on ubuntu and set the path to directory for specific user? This statement in /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/default is making fail apache service to restart. ...
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Kubuntu 9.10: LUKS-encrypt entire partition

In older versions of Ubuntu, mainly 8.04, I could encrypt en entire partition using LUKS, and mount it as /. the /boot directory was mounted on another partition. At boot time, I had to enter my ...
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Search for files and print their full path

ls -R /media/X | grep filename lets me search for file names, but it only prints the file name and not the directory it resides in. How can I print the file name and its directory?
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Apache serves only the default virtualhost, ubuntu

When I type cat /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/* I see <VirtualHost *:80> ServerName myserver DocumentRoot /var/www/ </VirtualHost> <VirtualHost *:80> ...
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How can I tweak Firefox and Ubuntu to save network bandwidth?

I have tethered my HP Mini with LG Optimus One (with a 3G connection) and use it often while roaming for reading articles on the web. I am using Ubuntu 11.04 with Firefox 6. Here are the different ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 freezes from time to time, don't know why

I installed Ubuntu as a second Operating System on my (Dell) laptop 2 days ago. Since then Ubuntu has frozen 4 seperate times. I have no idea why. The applicaitons that I have used during these ...