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Remote Controlled / Network Media Player

I am looking for a Media Player that can be remote controlled with a Desktop Software (or even Web based) over the network. I know that there are tons of streaming servers and clients but that's ...
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Flowplayer for Ubuntu

I want to use Flowplayer in Ubuntu server. How can I do this? I searched a lot in Google but didn't get any thing related with Flowplayer on Ubuntu.
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Ubuntu: how to get audio to work in both Spotify (under Wine) and Flash (in Firefox)?

I'm running Spotify on Linux using Wine. Sound worked great (even though the sound test in winecfg failed!), until I installed alsa-oss package yesterday to get Flash sound working in Firefox. Now ...
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How to convert .ogg to .mp3?

Ubuntu ripped a CD for me into audio files but they are all .ogg format which I can't play on my MP3 player. How can I convert .ogg files to .mp3 files?
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Ubuntu not responding to mouse clicks in Virtual PC 2007

I successfully installed Ubuntu on Virtual PC 2007. It works fine for a while, but after some period of inactivity I return to the VM and Ubuntu doesn't respond to mouse clicks. At least that's what ...
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Mozilla build firefox 3.5.1 on Ubuntu issues with images going greyscale, and javascript not running

I got bored of waiting for them to update the version of firefox-3.5 in the repos (currently 3.5 RC2) to one of the final builds, so I downloaded 3.5.1 from mozilla.com and extracted it to a folder on ...
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Wifi pcmcia cards not working anymore on Ubuntu

I used to be able to access the net, via wifi, on my ubuntu laptop. But now, the system doesn't see any wifi networks, and dmesg shows me weird messages. I have two different cards, and none of them ...
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What should I do to trim down an ubuntu install?

I've got a very old laptop (Sempron 2800+ w/ 768MB RAM and SLOW disk). I'm using Ubuntu 9.04, which seems to work okay (although a bit slow) when I have 1-2 things open. However, it quickly gets so ...
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How do I connect to an SSH server from Ubuntu?

I've been given this information (changed to protect the innocent): Hostname: secret_server.homeserver.org Port: 4033 Username: user Password: $ecrectP#ras3 Protocol: scp I don't have to have a ...
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TimeMachine on Ubuntu?

Is there a TimeMachine like backup system for Ubuntu? If not, what is the closest thing?
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Sound stops after 2-5 seconds when playing youtube videos in Firefox

The sound of Youtube videos stop after 2-5 seconds. The video also stops playing. I searched with Google for this problem, but I can only find solutions to other Firefox/Flash/Sound problems. I use ...
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SD card works only once in Kubuntu 9.04

I have a new MSI GX620 derived laptop, with an internal SD card reader. It works fine when I first insert a card. But when I "safely remove" the card with Dolphin, and stick in a new card, nothing ...
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Are there any free applications for audio chatting via Google accounts in Ubuntu?

Are there any free applications for audio chat for Google accounts in ubuntu ?
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Configure an Intel AGN 5100 wireless card under Ubuntu

I have a new Lenovo T500, with Ubuntu 8.04 LTS installed. The wireless card isn't working - sometimes it detects the wireless networks, but most of the times it can't. I have tried using the network ...
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ports I should block

I recently set up an Ubuntu Server at home, and the first thing I did was place the UFW firewall at full power. Bad move. I could not even "rlogin" to it. I just disabled the firewall, and would ...
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Ubuntu: How do I tell if my USB ports are v1.1 or v2.0?

I just noticed that when I disconnected a USB drive, a message was logged from usb 1-1:. Does this mean my ports are USB v1.1, this particular device is a USB v1.1 device, or something else? Under ...
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Firefox freezes while playing hulu on ubuntu

I'm running ubuntu jaunty (really kubuntu, but it shouldn't matter) with firefox 3.0.12 and adobe's flash 10 plugin, and I often have the problem that firefox freezes while I'm playing hulu. The video ...
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Themes for Ubuntu Notification System

I am running Ubuntu 9.04 and absolutely love the new notification system. However, I would like to play around with the themes of the notifications. Is this possible yet? Where can I mess around with ...
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recovering data from damaged Linux partition

I'm running Windows XP, with an Ubuntu partition that I added. A few days ago, Ubuntu stopped booting. Trying to boot into Ubuntu just takes me into a Grub menu. When I try to navigate through the ...
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Monitor sleep on iMac with Ubuntu 9.04 (jaunty)

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 9.04 (jaunty) on my iMac (specifically iMac8,1, aluminum). In gnome-screensaver-preferences, I have the screensaver set to come on after 1 minute, and then in ...
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How To Remove/Add Windows Options from Boot Loader

I am having windows vista and ubuntu operation system on my laptop . I just want to remove that option from my boot loader ( grub ) and i need to know how add back that option. I would like to Do ...
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How can I download Audible Books to Ubuntu 9.04

I use Ubuntu, and currently I have version 9.04 installed. I would like to try the Audible (http://www.audible.com) audio book seller, but I can't figure out how to download the audio files to my ...
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Changed sudoers file and cant open it anymore; cant open any file using root

I changed settings in sudoers file using sudo visudo and messed it up. Now when I try to do it again or open any file using sudo, I cant open it anymore and I get this error message, >>> ...
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Ubuntu dual-boot installation Grub error 18

I'm trying a dual-boot installation of Ubuntu 9.04 parallel to an exisiting Windows XP. On first Ubuntu boot I get a Grub error 18. As I already found out the reason therefore is a unfortunate ...
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How to on Ubuntu multiple-desktop have apps remain their popups localised

I've set up my Ubuntu desktop (Gnome/Compiz) to have 9 virtual desktops so I can keep my open applications organised. However, I've noticed that e.g. when Eclipse is downloading/installing plugins and ...
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on dual-boot system, Ubuntu stopped booting; it now just goes to Grub

I have a dual-boot system, Ubuntu and Windows XP. Ubuntu has been freezing occasionally. I've just been turning the computer off and back on when that happens. The last time it happened, I turned ...
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Accessing samba share is very slow

I have a directory on my Ubuntu 9.04 machine shared via Samba, but accessing it is very slow (XP Home). It seems to take about 10 seconds to load a 3 MB image. How can I determine the cause, and ...
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How to take Screen Shot in Ubuntu

How to take screen Shot in Ubuntu Particular window screen shot Twin view on only one monitor screen shot
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How to get a reinstall of Ubuntu to recognize /home partition?

I have been running Ubuntu 9.04 since it's release and on my last install adventure I took the plunge and created a seperate partition for my /home directory. For reasons not important here I needed ...
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Ubuntu Linux: Can I paste plain text by default?

(Similar to my earlier question about Windows XP and darren_n's follow-up for Mac OS X.) I regularly copy and paste text between spreadsheets, emails, browser windows, etc. I can't think of a single ...
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Why my compiled kernel is so huge?

I compiled kernel with instructions from here and ended up with a kernel size of 265M. What did I do wrong? Even the initrd image is 50M.
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Monodevelop on Ubuntu 8.10

How do I install Monodevelope on Ubuntu 8.10?? I'm running it on VirtualBox on Vista
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Ubuntu power management taskbar widget disappeared

The power status dropdown widget in ubuntu 9.04 disappeared. I'm referring to the one in the corner which (when pidgin is installed) displays user status, and has a dropdown to shut down, suspend, ...
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Sharing Drive Between Ubuntu and Windows 7

I'm dual booting between Win7 and Ubuntu 8.10. Is there anything special I need to do to share a drive between the two? Or since they're on different file systems you cannot? For example a ...
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Why aren't specific packages showing up?

Hey I'm kinda new to linux and ubuntu so I apologize if this is a stupid question. I can't seem to install some packages with apt-get. They are just non existent. For example, I'm trying to install ...
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Application to store/browse/view photos?

I am looking for application which I can install on Ubuntu server and put my photos there. It can be by web interface, it can be by mounted samba disk. What I require: Ability to add tags to ...
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In Ubuntu, how to get email notifications about (software) RAID problems?

I know getting email notifications should be possible, and perhaps even enabled by default... But how to make sure alerts are properly configured, and if, for any reason, they arent't, how to set them ...
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Can't play sound in Ubuntu 8.04 in lenovo 3000 N200 laptop

Can't play sound in Ubuntu 8 in lenovo 3000 N200 laptop. I've tried various tricks in online forums and Q&A sites but didn't help. Please help
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Alternative for WinMerge in Ubuntu

I need to compare/diff/merge files in an easy way. In windows I would use WinMerge. What alternatives for this are available in Ubuntu? The things I must be able to do: See 2 files line by line ...
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safeboot and wubi

Having read various posts it seems clear that installing Wubi on a machine which already has safeboot installed with disk encryption is a non-starter at the moment - nor is repartitioning the disk it ...
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How can I encode a VRO file to an AVI file

I have a Canon hand held camera that writes video to a mini-dvd disc. The disc contains a file with a VRO extension which ffmpeg was quite happy to process into an AVI that I could then load into ...
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Virtualbox 3.0 is very slow, any way to fix it?

I upgraded to Virtualbox 3.0 and then 3.0.2. I use Vista as a host and Ubuntu as the guest. In Virtualbox 2.0 I was able to run Ubuntu with standard desktop effects. After upgrading I noticed that ...
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Lockup when unlocking screen saver

I've had this happen a couple of times - screen saver kicks in, locks the screen, and when I put my password in to unlock it the system just seems to hang. Cursor turns to the busy, HDD light ...
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Find what package a file belongs to in Ubuntu/Debian?

I frequently find myself missing a program, man page, or other file when working on my Ubuntu 8.04 system. Is there any simple way to look up what package contains a given file (whether it is ...
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Where does Ubuntu 7.10 store the wallpaper filename?

I re-installed my girlfriend's laptop, and upgraded Ubuntu from 7.10 to 9.04. Now I want to re-install her original desktop wallpaper, but I don't know the name of the picture she had selected. So ...
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Ubuntu Jaunty Video Problems

Recently I upgraded my machine to Ubuntu Jaunty(9.04), and believe me its superb. The boot time is pretty less, everything seems to work perfectly. Except the video. I am unable to play any video file ...
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How to make cut/copy/paste in GVim on Ubuntu work with Ctrl+X,Ctrl+C,Ctrl+V?

By default, the cut/copy/paste short-cuts in GVim on Ubuntu are: Cut "+x Copy "+y Paste "+gP I would like to use control key combos in GVim, like I use in Firefox and othe gnome ...
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Start firefox in safemode in Ubuntu 9.04

How would I start firefox in safemode in Ubuntu 9.04, I did not see a menu option like there is in windows? Is it done through a command line flag?
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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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Disabling networkmanager for a specific interface

I'd like to do some experimentation with hostap without disabling my primary wireless interface. How do I tell networkmanager to keep its hands off a specific interface or interfaces while allowing it ...