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Ubuntu Automount by Label?

Ubuntu Server 9.10 I know that using the mount command, you can use -L to mount by label like so: mount -L thelabel /media/themount Is there any similar way to setup Automount / Autofs to mount by ...
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USB mouse not detected on laptop running Ubuntu

I just added a USB mouse to my laptop which is running Ubuntu 9.10. However, the mouse isn't automaticaly detected. Do you know how I can make my USB mouse usable on an Ubuntu machine?
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Verify that a cron job has completed

Is there a command that can be run to verify that a users cron job has run successfully? Platform is Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. I have scripts in /home/useraccount/bin/ running crontab -l while logged ...
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IIS in VirtualBox serving files from shared Ubuntu folder

Here's the problem: I want to use Ubuntu. But I need to develop ASP.NET (MVC) sites. So I setup VirtualBox with Win2003 and IIS6. But I would prefer my working files to be located in my Ubuntu home ...
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Command line tool to format c++ code on ubuntu

Is there any command line tool which can be used to beautify c++ file on ubuntu? If yes, can you please suggest one? Thank you.
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Ubuntu 9.10 Virtual Machine does not respond in VMWare Fusion

I've just installed Ubuntu 9.10 Edition in VMWare Fusion; the host is Mac OS X. I installed it successfully and I was even able to use. After shutting it down and reopening it, it no longer works. ...
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How can I install 2 different version of Ubuntu on 1 laptop?

I have a laptop running Windows. Is it possible to configure it so that I can tri-boot with Windows Ubuntu 8.04 Ubuntu 9.10 What should I do to achieve that (I have download the 2 ISO files for ...
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How to shorten the no of characters display for the current directory in the prompt

I am using bash, and in my .basrhrc: I have the following which defined how my prompt looks: PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[01;32m\]\w\[\033[00m\]:\[\033[01;34m\]\!:\#\[\033[00m\]\$ ' ...
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Power cut during Ubuntu upgrade to 10.04 - boots to command line, apt-get and dpkg do not work

I was upgrading Ubuntu to 10.04, when a tripswitch tripped, cutting power to the computer. When it was restarted, it booted into a command line prompt. Google tells me to try: sudo dpkg --configure ...
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Ubuntu from console/command-line/shell

Earlies linux distros though required lot of manual work they were quite good to use from commandline. If the X-server didn't start or you just want a shell to work they all supported. Network was ...
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Change permission to /proc/net/ip_conntrack on Ubuntu server 9.10

I have a script that needs to extract certain information form the /proc/net/ip_conntrack file once in a while. I do not wish to run this script as the root user. Default permissions for the file ...
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Unable to see a newly added virtual disk in Virtualbox

I am using virtualbox with Host: Ubuntu 9.10 Guest Win 7 My old virtual disk was filing up so I added a new virtual disk. After I restarted the guest, I can not see it in the My computer. I can see ...
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Where are all my Java VMs installed in ubuntu?

In my Ubuntu 8.04 'Other' menu, it has 'OpenJDK Java 6 Runtime', 'Sun Java 5.0 Runtime' , 'Sun Java 6 Runtime'. Can you please tell me where are these actually installed? I can only fine 1, the ...
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emacs starting maximised

I want a keyboard shortcut to open emacs in a maximised window. I tried emacs --fullscreen, but that is full screen rather than maximised window... That is, the emacs window covers ubuntu menu bars. ...
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Which Wine DLLs should I *not* overwrite with the real thing?

I have a legit installation of Windows XP and dual boot with Ubuntu (currently Karmic). WineHQ says it's possible to use DLLs from a real installation of Windows in place of "DLLs that Wine does not ...
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“eject” command not working

shadyabhi@shadyabhi-desktop:~$ eject -v eject: using default device `cdrom' eject: device name is `cdrom' eject: expanded name is `/media/cdrom' eject: `/media/cdrom' is a link to `/media/cdrom0' ...
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ubuntu: kept old menu.lst, think it is the source of problems

I recently upgraded to karmic, and clicked to keep my old menu.lst (to keep my windows XP boot info)... but now I'm not using the right kernel. Is there a way to have it give me the correct up to ...
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Converting .rpm file into .deb file using alien in Ubuntu

I have converted an i336 .rpm file into a .deb file in Ubuntu using alien successfully, but I am getting the following error while converting an i586.rpm file of the same application into a .deb file: ...
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have a bash script remotely shutdown another computer on the lan [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to shut down a computer having a particular IP address? Hi I want to write a bash script that when called shuts down another computer on the lan. Maybe using ssh? ...
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Working on Ubuntu from Windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remote Desktop for Ubuntu First, I have to say that I have no experience in working with Ubuntu or any other Unix like distributions. I have two computers and I wish to ...
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How can I adjust the mouse scroll wheel sensitivity?

I just replaced my old Logitech mouse with a Microsoft Wireless Laser mouse, and the scrolling is too fast for my liking. How can I adjust the scroll sensitivity? Update: I just updated to 10.04, ...
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Ubuntu bash command find -exec

I want to list every file that ends with "conf", and output the results to a given file (with the command "find -exec"). I tried this: find -name *conf -exec /home/ubuntu/myfile Is this wrong?
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split command on Ubuntu command-line

I want to split a file into multiple files with at most 25 lines each. I'm using this: split -l 25 /etc/adduser.conf > /home/ubuntu/PL/trab3/rc_ But I do not get the files I expect. How can I ...
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How to install Mono 2.6 on Ubuntu 9.10?

I need urgently to install Mono 2.6 on Ubuntu 9.10 but in Synaptic the version 2.6 doesn't appear :-( Is there an other repository I can use to install it ?
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How do I free some disk space so Ubuntu will boot again?

I have installed Windows and Ubuntu side by side. I created a 10GB partition for the Ubuntu installation. During the two months I've been using Ubuntu I have installed some software. Now it's not ...
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Configure a SPF rule on Ubuntu

Where I can create/insert the SPF rules to allow a external server to authenticate and send e-mails using the domain name of my server running Ubuntu? I need to insert this rule: v=spf1 ...
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Error with python-setuptools doing “sudo easy_install python-graph-core”

Using easy_install, part of the python-setuptools, I get the following error: $ sudo easy_install python-graph-core [sudo] password for dan: Searching for python-graph-core Reading ...
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Is it possible to upgrade/move to Jolicloud from Ubuntu Netbook Remix?

I have a Dell Mini 9 running Ubuntu Netbook Remix. I would like to switch to Jolicloud (which is based on UNR.) I would like to know if it's possible to easily upgrade/move from UNR to Jolicloud, or ...
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How can I specify the repository from which a package will be installed? (emacs-snapshot)

I want to install emacs-snapshot from http://emacs.orebokech.com But there is already an emacs-snapshot in Ubuntu's repositories. How can I specify the repository from which a package will be ...
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Running git-svn with cron results in garbage in .git

I've setup a git-svn repo with cron to fetch from the svn repo daily. I have a script to do the fetching, and this is what is invoked by cron. Everything is fine with the repo, and the script works ...
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Command to find out which machines I share a network with

Can I find out which other machines (their IPs) are on my network via Ubuntu command line? What I currently do is install Wireshark and monitor the traffic. Was just hoping there was a simpler way of ...
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How can I use quotas in samba?

I have a simple set-up with just one public share on my configuration file. How can I restrict its size?
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Is it possible to boot live USB with latest Kubuntu version 9.10, as is possible with Ubuntu?

I see a few guides for Ubuntu on a thumb drive, but will it work for Kubuntu?
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Triple Boot - With storage partition

I'm new to the multi-boot world, as i used to rely on virtualizing for running linux. Recently i moved to Dual booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu, with a storage partition for all my files where both ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 install - frozen at splash, no errors

Has anyone else come across this? After about as much of a fresh install as i can muster without buying new drives, and after walking through the amd64 alternate install with ease, and after a ...
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Can't install mplayer or vlc on ubuntu

I am trying to install Mplayer or VLC player on ubuntu feisty but i can't do it. I try with apt-get: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done ...
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Running Thunderbird 3 on Ubuntu

How do I run Thunderbird 3 which I downloaded? Well, I can get it to run by executing the Thunderbird shell script file. However that creates a terminal windows as well and will close Thunderbird if ...
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update samba on ubuntu 8.04ltr

I have had a few problems getting windows 7 pc's to join my samba domain. The reason I've gathered is because the samba server software is outdated. What is involved in updating to the newest 3.5.x ...
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Two Ubuntu Instances (Guest) networking with XP (Host) in virtual box v3.1.4

So here is my current objective: I need to create two guest instances of Ubuntu Desktop 9.10 in VirtualBox on a WindowsXP host. (This is needed for communications later on.) (this step is almost ...
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How do I create a Launcher in Ubuntu 9.10 that runs a shell script?

Here's my situation: New to Ubuntu (just installed 9.10 Karmic Koala 64 bit) Purpose: to easily run PyCharm without too much typing (ie. cd... ./pycharm.sh) Want to create desktop Launcher instead ...
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Correct way to re-install grub in Ubuntu

What is the standard/correct way to re-install grub2? I am using liveusb right now and i am unable to boot into Ubuntu on my hard drive. Partitions are as follows: /dev/sda1 1 ...
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Cannot boot into Lucid Lynx

I upgraded from Karmic Koala to Lucid Lynx beta, was working fine for a while (was even rebooting). But, after some time, it is not booting and i cant find a solution. I have tried installing the grub ...
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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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One incorrect SSH login attempt locks me out for an hour

I've never observed this problem neither did any of my colleagues trying to SSH into the same system. If I try logging into my server using a wrong username and then press ^C to terminate or exhaust ...
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Edubuntu video playback and apt-get

They had installed some modified Edubuntu's at school. So I have some questions about setting some things up: How can we play HD videos? They are made for Windows machines and are in WMV format but ...
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VirtualBox (Windows XP guest on Ubuntu host) through X11?

I'd like to host a VirtualBox instance on my Ubuntu machine, using Windows XP as my Guest machine. I'd like to know if I can use an X11 ZZZZZZZZ (Xming/Putty/SSH -X) to run VirtualBox on my Windows ...
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How to resolve 'Error Dependency is not satisfiable: libascound2' on ubuntu

I am trying to install the package skype-ubuntu-intrepid_2.1.0.91-1.i386.deb on Ubuntu 8.04. But in the Package installer, I get: Error Dependency is not satisfiable: libascound2 And I have ...
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Load Average runaway

Is there any way to chase down lockups and runaway load averages? Every so often (pretty randomly) I'll get my load average spike up over 5 usually to around 10-15 and sometimes as high as 75 (dual ...
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Good DvD media player for Ubuntu 9.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: DVD player Ubuntu 9.10 Hello everyone, in serverfault. I just have a question? I have a load of cisco videos, that I enjoy watching. The format is wma. Is there any good ...
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DVD player Ubuntu 9.10

Hello everyone at SeverFault. I am new to this fourm. I have been using ubuntu since 8.04. Here is my problem. When I try to watch one of my cisco videos I get wmas error. I never had to use this ...