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How do I install the VMWare Player on Ubuntu 10.04 when it hangs?

I need to install MINIX 3 in VMware. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04. I downloaded VMware, and now I am trying to install it using sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r` chmod +x ...
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Gparted doesn't detect any partitions

I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on my laptop. First I installed it inside Windows and when it boots for first time I got the error message "couldn't find root filesystem , try partition table ...
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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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Copying to a USB boot sector on Ubuntu

How to copy a file (boot file) to address zero on a USB flash drive? I am using Ubuntu.
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Nautilus remote mount resolve numeric uids and gids to names

In Gnome Nautilus I have a remote samba mount through SSH under Ubuntu 10.04 (gvfs). When I check any file properties it displays the user and group as numeric. Is there a way to make it get the names ...
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How to play two or more videos side by side in a syncronized fashion in Linux?

I have two (or more) video files that I want to play side by side. I could do that simply by opening them in two seperate windows, but that would also seperate all the controls (play/pause/forward/...)...
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Ubuntu: Failure to login with multiple video adapters

Forgive my ignorance, for I am a complete linux noob. I have a computer with three video cards and six monitors. Works great on Windows. Trying to get it to run Ubuntu 10.4 as well. It loads fine ...
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Wireless performance on Ubuntu 9.10

Is there something I should do to my networking configuration in Ubuntu to better the performance of my wireless connection? I'm on a netbook dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10. I pick up much ...
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Getting error : make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.31-20-generic/build: No such file or directory on Ubuntu 9.1

When trying to install my WiFi card's driver on Ubuntu 9.1, I run the make command and get the following error: make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.31-20-generic/build: No such file or directory Any ideas ...
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GRUB does not wait for me to choose between systems

When my netbook boots, the GRUB menu does not wait me to choose between systems. It goes automatically into Ubuntu system. How can I solve this problem?
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Can't decide on a new distro

I've had Ubuntu (8.10) on my netbook in the past and I really liked it. I'm currently running Fedora and feeling like I should "change it up" again. I've played around with Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid a ...
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First Linux - Ubuntu - should I change anything right away?

I'm going to be getting a new system next week. I'm finally going to take the leap and run Linux as the native OS on it. Seems like a standard install of Ubuntu is the way to go for a newbie. I'm ...
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Windows partition and double operation system

I bought a notebook, Sony Vaio VPC-EB1M1E and I want to make partition and use both windows-7 and Linux(Ubuntu). Should I make partition from inside windows, or should make partition using recovery ...
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Recovering Ubuntu after Windows Vista x64 installation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Repair grub mbr and /boot using ubuntu 9.04 live CD Hi there, how to recover Ubuntu after installing Windows Vista x64? Vista is installed on another HDD partition, ...
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Ubuntu, connecting to WLAN

I successfully installed Ubuntu onto my usb hard drive. However, I'm not sure what the issue is with my internet. I'm not familiar enough with ubuntu to know whether this is a problem with ...
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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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How to restore ubuntu boot loader

I recently installed Ubuntu. It lets me to use GParted to let me take free space from Windows XP partition. After installing Ubuntu, it nicely presents a boot menu that lets me to boot either UBuntu ...
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Good HTTP request analyzer for Ubuntu?

On Windows, I use WireShark for analyzing HTTP requests and replies. Is there a similar tool for Ubuntu?
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Touch Screen Ubuntu 10.04LTS

I'm trying to get a touch screen working with Ubuntu 10.04LTS (32bit) //changed to 32 bit -it is a serial touchsceen, connected at /dev/ttyS0 ,i know that works because I get garbage in the terminal ...
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When I try to install Windows 7 on dell inspiron 1420 which came with Ubuntu freezes at the beginning of installation

I have searched many forums and tried a lot of suggested solutions but nothing works. I am sure that installation disk is ok cause it worked before (I was able to install Windows7 on my other notebook ...
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How to add an item to the gnome menu that starts gedit as root?

I right clicked the gnome menu and clicked on "Edit menus" Then I clicked on "New item". Type: Application Name: gedit as root Command: gksudo gedit Comment: Launch gedit as root. When I click it,...
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Hardware imposed 32-bit limit

i'm thinking about converting my OS (ubuntu) to the 64 bit version to use the last bit of memory (4 gb)—ok, it's rather reinstalling … will this work as expected or are there possible limits given by ...
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Postgresql by network

I have running PostgreSQL sever on 192.168.0.102:5432. postgresql.conf has this line: listen_addresses = '*' and pg_hba.conf has this one: host all all 127.0.0.1/32 ...
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Ubuntu 10.04: an error occurred while mounting /mnt/hgfs

I'm emulating Ubuntu using VMWare and I've upgraded it to last stable 10.04 version. When I boot the system I get this error (below the Ubuntu logo): "an error occurred while mounting /mnt/hgfs" I ...
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How can I re-arrange the order of the boot menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Aesthetically editing grub.cfg Make grub keep its default boot under kernel updates I have installed Ubuntu and Kubuntu on my same machine. How can I rearrange the ...
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How can I remove all the files which has a string in a file

I am trying to remove all the files in a directory hierarchy which a certain string inside the file (not the file name, it is the file content). I can list out all the file name which has a string in ...
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How can I get my Chrome icon back?

Somehow the Google Chrome entry in the applications menu disappeared in Ubuntu. Is there a simple way of getting it back?
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Advise on VMWare hardware requirements and host OS

I'm a newbie developer wanting to learn a bit about Virtualization (from the IT point of view, not theoretical/academic). What I'd like to do: Prepare a machine Install VMWare or VirtualBox ...
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How Do I make an Acer T230H Touchcreen work on Ubuntu 9.10?

I've done this so far: sudo nano /etc/udev/rules.d/99-touchscreen.rules And added: SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="0408", ATTRS{idProduct}=="3000", SYMLINK+="usb/quanta_touch" SUBSYSTEM=="...
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Is it possible to run a personalized command when Evolution receives new mail?

I'm using Evolution for reading my emails at my Ubuntu 9.10. I would like to run a personalized command when it receives a mail, like checkgmail. Example: blink --scrolllockled --rate {number-of-new-...
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Why was the close button moved to the left side in Ubuntu?

I was using Ubuntu 9. After automatically updating it to 10, the minimize, maximize and close buttons that used to be on top right were moved to the top left. Among the three buttons, close was moved ...
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Xorg: How can I map AltGr to the CapsLock Key (to toggle 3rd level symbols)

as many others I don't need CapsLock. I want to reassign it such that it has the function of AltGr. I use Kubuntu 9.10 but I think there must be a solution which is distribution independent. I ...
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How to get keyboard to work with newest Ubuntu in VMware Player

I just upgraded to the newest version of Ubuntu, which I run in VMware Player. After reboot I can't enter my password. The keyboard doesn't seem to work with it even though it works fine outside of ...
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Lesser known Ubuntu desktop applications [closed]

So, this Ubuntu software center comes with 100s of applications of all types. In this version they have disabled rating, making it hard to find how good it is. I found gnome-shell today, that seemed ...
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Ubuntu Lucid startup events

On starting up Ubuntu, I seem to have to do the following, all the time: Enter the password for the keyring to unlock, so that it connects to wifi Enable the "Extra" Visual effects from the ...
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Controlling music player from web

I have a ubuntu machine that is connected to my house's sound system. Is there a way I can control what it is playing remotely? I have SSH access if necessary. I typically use Rhythmbox to play music....
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How can I share data between operating system in Virtual Box and actual operating system ubuntu?

I have Ubuntu installed on my PC. I have also installed Virtual Box in which I have installed windows XP. I've given only 30 GB of space for my data (photos, music and videos) in the home folder of ...
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What are the various tools you should install in Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: “Must have” Ubuntu packages “Must-Have” Linux Software Hello, I am a rails, php, iPhone and android app developer. I was working on mac and ...
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What is the %u command in all my programs command?

I saw in my programs properties they have a "%u" in the end of the command, what does this do? Using Ubuntu 10.04. e.g. My Chrome have the command: /opt/google/chrome/google-chrome %U for what this %...
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Where do I initialise the LANG and LC_ALL sys variables under Ubuntu 8.10?

Under Ubuntu 8.10, bash shell, the LANG and LC_ALL variables are not set: user@machine1:~$ locale LANG= LC_CTYPE="POSIX" LC_NUMERIC="POSIX" LC_TIME="POSIX" LC_COLLATE="POSIX" LC_MONETARY="POSIX" ...
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After updating from 9.10 to 10.04 everything is great except Grub

After the update I have absolutely no problem with Linux, but Grub doesn't let me start Windows any more. (Entry is there but I only get the flashing hyphen and nothing else happens) Can I safely run ...
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How to calibrate Wacom tablets under Ubuntu Lucid?

I've been using Wacom tablets on Linux for quite some time, almost exclusively in Ubuntu, and in previous versions I've used xidump to track input values. I would use that information to put ...
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Is there a difference between an Ubuntu Live CD and an Ubuntu Install CD

I ordered for an Ubuntu Install CD and obtained a CD by post (Ubuntu 9.10). Is this a Live CD or an Install CD ? What exactly is the definition of a live CD ?
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Ubuntu: How do I set my app to start with the system?

I want 3 application to start as I login. How do I do it? (I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 if it makes any difference)
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Ubuntu Grub problem

I have/(had) Windows XP on one partition of my hdd. On the second partition I installed Ubuntu 9.10 yesterday. After reboot of Windows XP, I get the error "GRUB LOADING.". Now I know that you can ...
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How to maintain a SSD drive on Ubuntu?

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 on a Intel X25-M PostVille 160 Go SSD drive with ext4. How can I tell if there's something wrong ? What should/can I do to maintain its performance/health ? Should I use TRIM,...
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Ubuntu (64 bit): installing java SDK

I need to install java (j2se sdk) on my computer for running a program (SQLDeveloper). All the write ups talk about installing the FireFox plug-in. What do I have to do to get this installed?
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Disable MySQL startup in Ubuntu 10.04

I want to prevent MySQL from starting in Ubuntu 10.04 I have used update-rc.d -f mysql remove and confirmed that there is no link to the /etc/inid.d/mysql script from any of the rc?.d directories. ...
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No new mail icon in panel when using evolution

I am using Ubuntu 10.04, kernel 2.6.32-21-generic, with Evolution 2.83.3. I have noticed that when I get a new email, it never shows a new mail icon in the panel. I had the same problem with 9.10, ...
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VMware Fusion / New Machine / verify VMs?

I just got a 15" MacBook Pro with 8GB RAM, 2.66 i7 and 500GB SSD. Very sweet and fast! My old machine was 2.66 Core 2 Duo. I used Migration Assistant to migrate my old MBP to the new. When I started ...