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how to install wayback 1.4.2 on Ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu, so I don't know how to install wayback... I downloaded wayback-1.4.2.tar.gz from some website... next what will I do... anyone explain..
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How to install a program to open GMV files (Ubuntu/MacOS X)?

I am using a finite element framework called deal ii. In the fourth tutorial it is generating a GMV file. It should contain the information needed to draw the mesh that I'm using which looks like this....
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How Do I Install Latest Java Plugin on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS with Custom Firefox 3.6.3?

I have Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and will need to remain on that for awhile as I am a programmer and cannot disturb what I'm doing in the middle of a project. As you know, it doesn't want to install the latest ...
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(Ubuntu -Firefox- default font) How make default font arial in Firefox on Ubuntu 10.04?

I don't like Ubuntu Firefox default font, I want to put Arial font like in Windows. What should I do for that(I don't have Arial font in Firefox fonts list)?
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Ubuntu 10.04: Firefox doesn't accept keystrokes after unlocking screensaver

Ubuntu 10.04 With Gnome Every time Ubuntu goes to the screensaver and I unlock it, Firefox won't let me type anything. I can move the mouse and type in other programs... just not in Firefox. If I ...
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keyboard layout: change super key (windows key) to behave differently

one of my keyboard keys is dead (< >) and I'd like to change the windows/super key behavior, so I can use it to type < and > . is this possible? I'm on ubuntu 9.04 with gnome, I read some info ...
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Bash command to focus a specific window

Is there a way, in bash command line, to give focus to a specific window of a running process. Assume I know the process' name, number, and anything else I need. For instance, if I have a single ...
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How to stop blanking screen although I am active on Ubuntu Karmic on old IBM Laptop

How to stop blanking screen although I am active on Ubuntu Karmic on old IBM Laptop 600E? After some time of working on the machine the screen goes blank. When I hit ESC on the built-in keyboard (not ...
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How to install several Tomcat instances on Ubuntu?

I need to have two instances of Tomcat 6 running on Ubuntu 10.04. I know it should be doable pretty simply by something like: copy /var/lib/tomcat6 to /var/lib/tomcat6-2 modify ports in /var/lib/...
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How do I find out with Ubuntu whether my computer has a SATA or PATA hard drive interface?

Is there a tool for Ubuntu that will detect whether I have a SATA or a PATA hard drive interface, even if there's no hard drive inserted?
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How can I free up disk space in my Ubuntu Hardy Heron install?

I'd like to make some room on /dev/sda1 without necessarily having to remove a whole bunch of applications (I've already gone through and deleted all frivolous apps). This is the state of /dev/sda1 ...
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Internet radio on Ubuntu

Has anyone installed an internet radio client on Linux? I am trying to install a couple of them like gst123 and istreamer, but no breakthrough yet.
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MySql Error(UBUNTU):The MySQL server is running with the --skip-grant-tables option so it cannot execute this statement

Hi when i enter:GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON . TO 'yourusername'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'yourpassword' WITH GRANT OPTION; I get:The MySQL server is running with the --skip-grant-tables option so it ...
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Is Ubuntu Netbook Remix actually lighter than Ubuntu Desktop?

I'm running ubuntu on my work notebook. While it's not a netbook, it is a relatively weak machine. So, even though I'm not a big fan of the ubuntu netbook interface, I would be willing to use it if ...
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Ubuntu phpmyadmin installtio gui problem- dont see my new installed program (phpmyadmin) in programs gui list on ubuntu 10.04

Ubuntu phpmyadmin installtio gui problem- dont see my new installed program (phpmyadmin) in programs gui list on ubuntu 10.04. I install phpmy admin with Synaptic package manager. Thanks
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using “uniq” and ignore the first chars, instead of words

i have a list of files in a folder. the list of files is displayed using: ls now, i want to pipe that to uniq so it'll ignore the first 6 charactes before comparing. is it possible? or perhaps i ...
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Running Jackd on Ubuntu for my External Firewire Sound card

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and I have an external Sound card: Phonic Firefly 302. I've connected the device, installed Jackd, added the lines: @audio - rtprio 99 @audio - memlock 500000 @audio - ...
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Local Apache web server works only when connected to the net

I installed Ubuntu and got the LAMP stack installed as well. The problem is I have to be connected to the internet for the local Apache webserver to work. I changed the IP address on the dnshost, in ...
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/etc/environment not being read into PATH variable

In Ubuntu the path variable is stored in /etc/environment. This is mine (I've made no changes to it, this is the system default): $ cat /etc/environment PATH="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/...
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GDM Won't Automatically Start After Boot

Ubuntu 10.04 Hi guys. I'm not sure why but quite recently, my ubuntu desktop started bringing up the command prompt login screen after booting. I want GDM to start up by default. I can manually ...
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How can I change my display to 24 or 32 bit in ubuntu?

I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 and I'm trying to use f.lux with ubuntu, but when I start it I get Sorry, we only support 24/32-bit displays right now. How can I change my display to 24 or 32 bit? I'd ...
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how to upgrade to openoffice 3.1.1 on ubuntu jaunty

I need to read some .docx files and the standard 3.0.1 version of OpenOffice writer that comes with Unbuntu 9.04 just ain't handling it. I tried the instructions from the following site: http://news....
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Grub hangs intermittently on “Starting Up…”

I've had this problem for a while now. My linux server is set to wake-on-lan but occasionally it halts at Grubs "Starting Up..." and goes no further. This is not due to additional hardware being ...
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How do get Ubuntu to stop modifying /etc/resolv.conf [duplicate]

I want to manually set my resolv.conf and have Ubuntu not automatically change it later. How do I get Ubuntu to stop modifying resolv.conf? I have already set "Automatic (DHCP) addresses only" in ...
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PATH variable recently changed

$ loopy Command 'loopy' is available in '/usr/games/loopy' The command could not be located because '/usr/games' is not included in the PATH environment variable. loopy: command not found Every ...
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Ubuntu - Upgrade to 10.04 - general error mounting filesystems

Using upgrade manager I upgraded my 8.04.x LTS installation to 10.04. After rebooting the system failed encountered an error and dropped into the recovery console. It appeared to be a problem caused ...
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cannot mount remote partition using fstab/fuse

Using a combination of http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/2007/01/02/mount-remote-directories-securely-with-ssh-ubuntu-6061-610/ and http://www.tuxfiles.org/linuxhelp/fstab.html I figured I could mount the ...
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Ubuntu:which folder in ubuntu like windows “program files”?I asking that because i want to know where put 3 party programs

which folder in ubuntu like windows "program files"?I asking that because i want to know where put 3 party programs.
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samsung netbook OS for clean install

I recently had a problem with a corrupted registry on a samsung N120. When all else failed i reformatted the drive. However having bought the machine with windows home ed pre-installed, I didn't ...
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Installing LAMP stack on Ubuntu 10.X Desktop version

I want to install LAMP stack on Ubuntu desktop version 10.x. Do I have to reinstall the whole thing via the server version or apt-get install?
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How do I reset an USB device without unplugging it in Linux?

Every now and then there might come a need to reset a USB device, is there a way to perform the reset in software without unplugging the device itself and then pluggin it back in? More specifically I ...
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customized xkb layouts not working (in KDE?) after upgrade from Ubuntu 9.10 to 10.04

I customised my keyboard layout in 9.10 by editing the appropriate /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/ file. After upgrading to 10.04 I noticed it had overwritten all my modifications, so I recovered the ...
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System time is off in Fedora

I have a desktop PC with Fedora, Ubuntu and Windows installed and grub used for multibooting. But time in Fedora is always 5 hours behind. If I change the time in Fedora, then Windows and Ubuntu will ...
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Where is xorg.conf in Ubuntu 10.04?

I'm in the middle of trying to setup dual monitors on ubuntu and would like to backup my xorg.conf... The documentation I've been thus far say to do the following: sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/...
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What are the iptables rules to permit ntp?

My server's clock is wrong because the firewall doesn't permit ntp traffic. What are the iptables rules required to allow the ntp client to get out and back? Any suggestions how to implement those ...
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Ubuntu login takes 15 seconds, “I/O error dev fd0 sector 0”

After upgrading to Ubuntu 10.04, when I first login it takes 10+ seconds where it just sits at the gdm backgroup before taking me to gnome. By switching to a terminal window during this 10 seconds I ...
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Resizing an existing linux partition during Ubuntu install

I have Fedora Core 10 installed on a PC, occupying the whole disk (no free space). I want to add Ubuntu 10.04 desktop edition. Does Ubuntu 10.04 allow you to resize existing partitions during the ...
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Recover backup copy of a ubuntu linux installation on a usb stick using dd [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover backup copy of a ubuntu linux installation on a usb stick using dd I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on a usb stick in persistent install mode. So I could boot the laptop or ...
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Ways to increase my Ubuntu partition space

I am currently running Ubuntu and Windows 7 as dual-boot on a single HD. The problem is that when I installed Ubuntu, I didn't allocate as much space as I thought I would need and now I need '...
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update to ubuntu 10.04 failed

I did an update of my Ubuntu to version 10.04 lts. Everything was ok until final reboot. When I boot I now have the following message: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS laptop tty1 laptop login: [ 29.828287] ...
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Repartition Ubuntu by command line?

On my server the filesystem includes these partitions: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda6 4.6G 929M 3.5G 21% / /dev/sda5 76M 20M 53M 27% ...
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How to share 3G connection from Ubuntu to Win7 via WLAN?

I have a 3G connection on my Ubuntu 9.10 laptop. Now I want to share it with another laptop using Windows 7. I'm familiar with setting up network connections, but I want to be pointed in the right ...
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Convert Ubuntu 10.04 into a server?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx Desktop version installed and am interested in running it as a server. I have already installed Apache, PHP, and MySQL. I am completely new to server administration. ...
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Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I'm trying to find a parental control for Ubuntu that turns adult site words into *. I have tried webcontentcontrol (doesn't even ask me to set a password), mobicip (doesn't even get listed in package ...
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Is there a tool for linux like Shotwell or F-Spot, but for video?

Shotwell helps me keep my photos organized. It would be nice if there was something similar for my videos. I prefer something Gtk-based, but I'm open to ideas.
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Ubuntu error: no candidate ver

Ok...so for some reason by Ubuntu 10.04 partition won't startup anymore. I'm not exactly sure what I did. I have the feeling that I accidentally removed some important packages. However, when I ...
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Ubuntu error: no candidate ver [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ubuntu error: no candidate ver Ok...so for some reason by Ubuntu 10.04 partition won't startup anymore. I'm not exactly sure what I did. I have the feeling that I ...
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Dropbox sync across LAN - Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I've got Dropbox installed on both my Windows 7 machine and my Ubuntu machine. I've got "Enable LAN sync" ticked on both. However it doesn't seem to be syncing via the LAN. Is it possible to sync ...
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Can't use sudo on ubuntu

After update and reboot I get 'user is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.' when trying to call sudo. The problem is that I don't have a GRUB with revovery option. I try to boot ...
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use of gnome-keyring-daemon without X

I'm wondering if it is possible to use gnome-keyring-daemon without X. Normally it will present a graphical prompt in order to acquire a password for the keyring; is there a way around this? I'd ...