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Recovering ubuntu from graphics card crash

I have a dual boot system (XP/Ubuntu) and have had a graphics card crash on me. I have installed a new graphics card (after the first one stopped responding) and I am able to boot into windows no ...
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How to get Firefox to use MS TrueType fonts for Helvetica, Times, etc?

I'm using (Windows) TrueType fonts on my Ubuntu workstation (details), and am mostly happy with how fonts look, both in desktop apps and on the web (using Firefox). However, on some web pages, like ...
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What Gui would be suitable for my home Ubuntu Server?

I'm a noob on Ubuntu Server and after installing it I found that it works only in command line mode. From this page I found that there are security risks to installing a GUI on servers. It also ...
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How do you diagnose ssh connection stalling after SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT?

EDIT: This problem turned out to be only when I do a round trip out of my home network and then back in again. It works perfectly fine from outside, so I'm cool. I'm able to connect to my sshd ...
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Why does ICH10R raid 5 not show up on Ubuntu?

Using Asus P5Q Pro raid5, (ICH10R chipset). I've setup 4 SATA drives in Raid 5 using the motherboard's interface. It shows up in windows fine, without adding software. I've been using them fine for a ...
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Automatically mount external drives to /media/LABEL on boot without a user logged in?

This question is similar, but kind of the opposite of what I want. I want external USB drives to be mounted automatically at boot, without anyone logged in, to locations like /media/<label>. I ...
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DVD won't play in Ubuntu Jaunty after codes and css support has been added

Using Totem Video Player v2.26.1 on Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04, dvd's won't play after I've installed libdvdread4, added the Medibuntu packages, and run sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh If I ...
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How to change the default terminal to rxvt in Ubuntu

How can I set rxvt as my default terminal in Ubuntu?
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Is there a shortcut key in Gnome to show hidden panels?

I've set my panel to autohide. I can make it reappear by moving my pointer to the bottom of the screen, but, I'd also like to assign a shortcut key to do the same thing. Is there any way to do that? ...
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CPU mysteriously being used by nothing

There have been some time since I've noticed it, but could just ask for help now. I have a Core2Duo E7400 (2.8GHz), with 2GB of DDR2. My gnome-system-monitor applet ALWAYS shows half of the CPU meter ...
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How do I prevent a memory card from mounting as read-only in Ubuntu Linux?

I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 and when I try to mount an SD card with the GUI I have to type sudo mount -o remount,rw /media/disk before I can write anything to the card. Is there a hidden setting to make it ...
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Getting Sony Vaio notebooks running properly under Linux

I have a Sony Vaio notebook (VGN-SR) which came with Windows Vista, which I un-installed and replaced with Ubuntu Linux 9.04. Under Windows I had the ability to adjust the screen brightness, volume, ...
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How to display DNS cache in Ubuntu 9.04 running Firefox?

How to display DNS cache in Ubuntu 9.04 running Firefox?
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How to use VNC on HTTP

I work in MNC, where software developers don't have access to Gmail because it is not Corporate mail, Nabble or many other forums, (Can you believe it??? :| ).. So, I want to access my home computer ...
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Is it possible to use TrueType fonts in framebuffer?

Is it possible to use TrueType monosize fonts in console with framebuffer driver (vesafb)? I'm using Ubuntu.
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OS choice between: Debian, gNewSense, and OpenSolaris

I am planning to migrate from Mac OS X and Windows to either a Unix or Linux distribution, i.e. I am a Linux/Unix beginner. Right now the following caught my interest: Debian: Well established with ...
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Gnome: Map AltGr key to Alt

I have an annoying UK keyboard which has an Alt Gr key where the right Alt key is on a US keyboard. This is really annoying when using Gnome which makes heavy use of the Alt/Meta key. Does anyone ...
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Where to put Aptana Studio on Ubuntu after downloading?

I am new to Ubuntu so I'm not sure where stuff usually goes. I am pretty sure I have Java 6 installed and working correctly. I have downloaded Aptana Studio 1.5 from their website, unzipped the ...
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Ubuntu no Sound from Optical OUT

I installed a new sound card, a Turtle Beach card, and can't seem to get sound out of the optical out. lspci says it is a CM8738 chip. I can get static out the front two channels with the following ...
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Why is my hosts file reseting on reboot?

I've setup a brand new linux machine with Ubuntu 8.04. I've added a few hosts in /etc/hosts but upon reboot of the OS, the file is reset to its original content. The original content looks like: ...
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Wake on LAN with tulip network driver

I've been trying today to figure out how to make an Ubuntu box wake on lan. The computer is pretty old, but I found the WOL option in BIOS (I also enabled wake up on pci). The network card is ADMTek ...
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force sceensaver lock when hibernating on ubuntu

I've poked around in settings but haven't found the right one. This question poses almost the opposite problem. I have my power management set to hibernate when I hit the power button. When it ...
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How can I sniff traffic sent by POST method (on another computer)?

Suppose there is a site which has a form and it send data through POST method over http (NOT HTTPS)? I can access this website directly and also the victim's computer directly. How can i sniff what ...
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Using sftp without mounting it

When I mount sftp/ftp, and connection breaks for a while, the mount "freezes" and will freeze any process that deals with it (the editor, Nautilus, umount, etc). I can't even unmount the folder. (My ...
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how to use TFTP ( Trivial File Transfer Protocol )?

How to use TFTP ( Trivial File Transfer Protocol ) and i need to transfer a file using TFTP ?
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Ubuntu install boots into BusyBox

I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a wiped drive and for some reason when i choose the install option, it goes to the BusyBox built in shell. Can anyone tell me why it would do that and how to get to the ...
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Problems With Mounting UDF DVDs In Ubuntu

When I'm trying to read DVDs (burned in Vista) in my Ubuntu Jaunty, it throws an alert Invalid mount option when attempting to mount the volume 'UDF Volume'. I've installed packages libudf0 and ...
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How do I disable mouse scroll wheel under Ubuntu

In Ubuntu 9.04, I am looking for a way to disable my mouses scroll so that the mouse works like an old fashioned 3-button mouse without the scroll functionality. Any ideas on how to do this?
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7.1 Sound Card with Optical Out that works with Ubuntu

I currently have a Vostro 200 running Ubuntu that allows me to output to 7.1 audio using a bunch of 1/8 stereo to rca cables. This works perfectly, all I had to do was adjust some pulse audio setting ...
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What's the best way to install software in Ubuntu?

I'm new to Ubuntu and have been away from Linux for a while. I'm used to Windows and find this tedious on Linux but I want to give it a shot. My tendency is to prefer GUI tools over command-line, and ...
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Nautilus cannot move to trash

Thing takes place on ubuntu. I want to move a file to trash. I am not the owner of the file, but file belongs to root:samba, and I am member of samba group, and file permissions are rwxrw-r-- There ...
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Ubuntu reinstall dhcp3-client

Following advice from another SU question (link) I apt-get remove'd dchp3-client from a virtual machine on my computer. The problem the question was hoping to solve did not get resolved, and now I'm ...
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How do I make my “Fn + Volume Up/Down” keys adjust my headphone channel in Ubuntu Karmic?

I solved this problem in Jaunty, but the Sound preferences menu has extensively changed in Karmic. What is the new way to do this? Original question: I always have my master channel muted, and I ...
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From Vista to XP and Ubuntu installation issue

I have a laptop that did have Vista on it but due to misuse it is hosed, so I am dual booting Ubuntu 9.04 and XP on it. I ran the Ubuntu live cd, partitioned the hd into 3 partitions (one ntfs, one ...
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How do I use the awesome window manager?

I've installed awesome on my Ubuntu laptop, and I like it. But I feel kind of lost. I don't know any keyboard shortcuts and the man pages aren't really any help (for instance, what does Mod4 mean?). ...
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Maximize windows

I have a dual-screen setup, and I would like to configure it so that when I maximize a program, it only maximize on one screen instead of both. I have ubuntu 9.04 aka Jaunty Jackalope, amd64 ...
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Current Earth sun map as a wallpaper

Is there any software available for Ubuntu like Desktop Earth? It is actually more than wallpaper. It updates the sun map as the time of day passes.
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How to forward a public (network-accessible) port to a local (port or host)

I'm using Ubutnu 9.04, and XAMPP as a testing server for my websites. What I want to do is make my websites network-accessible. For now only the my-ip-address:80 is accessible and managed by XAMPP. ...
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Can a Virus Enter via Ubuntu and affect Windows in dual boot?

I have a Windows XP Pro dual booting with Ubuntu Jaunty Jackelope on a single hard drive. On Windows XP I have a Eset NOD 32 while on Ubuntu I have no antivirus installed. While working on the ...
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On Ubuntu 9.10, where is the xorg.conf file in Karmic Koala?

I am trying to change this xorg.conf file that I used to modify under Ubuntu 9.04, so it can have the higher resolutions of my monitor. Under 9.04, the monitor was unknown, and I had to key in all ...
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Kubuntu 9.04 - Can't drag application from one screen to another in multi monitor setup

I have a new install of Kubuntu 9.04. I installed the ati drivers. fglrxinfo display: :0.0 screen: 0 OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc. OpenGL renderer string: ATI FirePro V3750 (FireGL) ...
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In Ubuntu/Debian, how do I mark a package as non-auto removable?

Suppose I have a package (a Python package in this case) that I install using Synaptic. Because the version of this package is somewhat outdated, I remove it in Synaptic and then install it using ...
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IE tab for ubuntu

Is there any way to use Firefox IE tab in ubuntu platform. Any other way to test the page how it will shown by IE
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Meaning of FDSize in /proc/PID/status

I'm looking for a way to find out the open FD limit under Ubuntu machines which doesn't have the /proc/PID/limits, namely EC2 machines. I have been looking into /proc/PID/limits, and found the the ...
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ubuntu general spellcheker [closed]

I am wondering if there is a ubuntu application that can spell check any text in any application running.
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Looking for a driver for my Canon MP530 printer for Linux (ubuntu)

What can I do if there is no driver for the Canon MP530? I tried the driver for the MP520 but the printed page is messed up. Any ideas? Edit: I run Ubuntu 9.04
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Does anyone make Google Chrome Themes?

I'm just wondering if there are any unofficial Google Chrome Themes that I can easily install (eg. don't have to copy a .dll to the themes folder)? I would like to be able to click apply theme (just ...
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Ubuntu live CD and installing new applications onto a USB drive

Background: I am a programmer that occasionally has access to other computers when on vacation or something. These are generally the machines of friends or family, so randomly installing Ubuntu on it ...
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LUKS-Encrypted Root Partition in Ubuntu 9.04

I have a LUKS-encrypted root partition that I have installed Ubuntu 9.04 to. I have of course placed /boot on a separate ext2 partition, and my boot loader loads and functions correctly. However, I ...
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Ubuntu 9.04 + Nvidia FX 5200 PCI + Xorg = unhappy configuration

I have a Dell Dimension e510 computer, with on-board video (disabled). I also have a Nvidia FX 5200 PCI card that I installed after the fact. I had to do some searching to even get Ubuntu 9.04 to ...