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How do I enable greedy MigrationHeuristic in Karmic?

My laptop performs very poorly for 2d graphics. For example, Docky's zoom effect and compiz effects are very choppy. In Jaunty, I was able to fix this by adding the following line under the "Device" ...
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How can I make locate/updatedb ignore certain file extensions?

For instance, I don't want either program to find files that end in *.pyc. I'm sure I can do this somehow using regexes or globs, but is there a way to make locate just ignore the files altogether? ...
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Why is apt-get trying to install linux-image? (and how can I stop it?)

The other day, I tried to update Abiword by running the command sudo apt-get update abiword. Obviously, it didn't work, but I had no idea how badly it would fail. apt-get began installing several ...
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OpenDNS not working from 1 Ubuntu machine

I have OpenDNS set up on my router, however I'm getting a strange situation. The OpenDNS Welcome page confirms that OpenDNS is working on my Windows XP laptop and on an Ubuntu netbook but not on my ...
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Ubuntu, trouble getting back from lock screen

My problem is that after being idle for a while, the screen is locked and after this happened I get a black screen from which I can't get rid of. I mean after black screen comes, typing and moving ...
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Setup KeePass on Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope)

Has anyone manage to setup KeePass 2.x on Ununtu 9.04? I looked but could not figure out how to install it, plus i didn't find any tutorials on this. Also if you installed it, how does it work, does ...
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How to recover Ubuntu user password

A while ago I've installed Ubuntu as a second OS on my laptop, just to try out Linux. I have created one user & gave it admin privileges. Haven't touched it for a while, and, of course, forgot ...
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Using dpkg to install packages from a local directory

I'm refining our installer. The way it works is all our components are made into .deb files. The installer merely calls dpkg on all of them at once, along with their dependencies. This works ...
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Overclocking under Ubuntu

I want to overclock my Desktop computer: Intel Core 2 Duo E6550. I googled it and I found many sites, but none for Linux (I have Ubuntu 8.10) Can anyone help me to find out how to do that? ...
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Ubuntu Synaptic Package Manager

could someone help me to find a solution for this problem, when i start running synaptic package manager it gives me the following error: E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'sudo dpkg ...
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Ubuntu 9.04: Ripping CDs with grip?

I tried to rip a CD tonight, and couldn't figure out how to configure grip - /dev/cdrom doesn't seem to be the mount point for music CDs any more. How can I configure grip to find CDs? Update: ...
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How can I disable all gnome/linux shortcuts while in rdesktop?

I am constantly troubled by various gnome and linux shortcuts propagating through while I'm in remote desktop on ubuntu. Some of it I know I can disable in gnome control panel, but I'm also troubled ...
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Bypass hibernate on boot on Ubuntu

I have a problem where Ubuntu is shutting down immediately after restarting from Hibernate. I want to boot without Hibernating. Can I use grub options/commands to set it to ignore the Hibernate image ...
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How to repartition my drive for dual booting Ubuntu and Windows

I need to repartition my drive so that I can dual boot windows and Ubuntu. I have an older laptop so I need to have the kernel in a BIOS accessible partion. With my current partition layout as done ...
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How discover duplicate IP using Ubuntu? (is it possible to have duplicate ip?)

I have a problem in network sharing using SMB protocol. I think it's related to IP-duplicating issue. How to detect this. Note: I'm using Ubuntu on my desktop the other are using various OSs (win xp, ...
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How to use Flickr images as a slideshow wallpaper?

Is there any software like webshots but for Ubuntu, which will change desktop wallpaper periodically?
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Find all user-installed packages

Is there any way to get a list of all user-installed packages on an Ubuntu system, i.e. the packages that were installed on top of the default installed packages? (The idea is to get a comprehensive ...
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Is Ubuntu Server Edition stable enough for commercial use?

Our organization use CentOS as our product running platform. It's a server application with a web interface. Now we are planning to install our product into a smaller hardware and add a local user ...
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Map ftp servers as network drives in Ubuntu Linux

I'm a new Linux user, just switched over from Windows. I've got a couple FTP servers I connect to on a regular basis through sftp. I was wondering if there was a way to, as we say in windows, map them ...
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Why is my Windows partition unwritable from Ubuntu after I defragmented it?

I have a dual boot system with Vista and Ubuntu. I use Ubuntu 99% of the time and have the Windows partition mounted for read/write. I just ran Diskeeper 2008 while in Vista to "clean up" the disk a ...
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Downloading files in Ubuntu makes them “shared” in Vista

If I download files using Ubuntu, and store them on my Vista partition, when I go to Vista, they all appear with the sharing icon on them. In the sharing dialog (right click > share > change ...
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HP LP3065 Monitor not displaying in 2560x1600 on Ubuntu 9.04 with ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT

I just got a new HP LP3065 30" monitor. It is supposed to support a 2560x1600 resolution. However, the biggest I am getting is 1280x800. I just got a new graphics card ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT and ...
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Linux: How to start Skype (or other program) only when I'm online?

I've added Skype to my "Startup applications" list, so that it starts automatically after I log in. (This is on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty, with the Gnome desktop) However, I frequently use my laptop ...
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Ubuntu dual boot and grub error 18

I've attempted to install 9.04 on an older toshiba laptop with a new 300GB drive and am getting the dreaded Grub error 18 that indicates that grub is looking beyond the bios readable area of the HD ...
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Seamonkey fails to start on Ubuntu Jaunty, seems to be account-specific problem

I'm running Ubuntu Jaunty. I have been using Seamonkey for mail and as a simple HTML editor. For no reason I can figure out, in my personal account on my laptop, it now fails to start. If I start it ...
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How do I get a network printer installed in ubuntu 9.04?

My girlfriend's work computer now has Linux on one of the partitions, and for the most part it's running fine--except that I can't seem to get the network printers configured right. There are two of ...
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Stream audio from Windows 7 to Ubuntu

I have an Ubuntu 9.10 (alpha) computer as my primary machine, but also have a Windows machine which I keep my iTunes music on. My high-quality speaker system is connected to my Ubuntu box. Is there ...
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problems installing cisco vpn client on ubuntu

I am trying to install cisco vpn client on my ubuntu box but getting errors that I dont know how to resolve. I am trying the following client: http://projects.tuxx-home.at/?id=cisco%5Fvpn%5Fclient ...
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Spellcheck in Ubuntu

In MacOS X it is possible to have spellcheck OS wide for all applications where you have an input. Is something similar possible with Ubuntu? So that I have spellcheck for e.g. skype?
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How to see list of open Firefox windows in Ubuntu without using ALT-TAB?

I have a dock-style application in Ubuntu (Avant Window Navigator) that lets me cycle between Firefox windows with ALT-TAB. However, ALT-TAB irritates my RSI pain. Would there be any way to see the ...
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Video Player/Library for Ubuntu with ratings and thumbs [closed]

I've just made the switch to Ubuntu on my main PC and I've been looking for a media player that can: Play all the usual video formats Rate (and ideally, tag) each file Display thumbnails for each ...
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how to get nice alt+tab effect on ubuntu

I'm running Jaunty (9.04). the alt+tab effect looks very bad. Is there a way to change the alt+tab effect? maybe make it look more like a mac?
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Booting from USB when BIOS doesn't support it?

I'm pretty sure my BIOS doesn't support booting from a flash drive. I know my flash drive is bootable and already has installed Ubuntu on it. Is there any way to get my computer to boot from the flash ...
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Swap Keyboard Layouts automatically in Ubuntu

I use a notebook with a USA alternative international (former us international) layout and a usb Microsoft Curve keyboard with Brazilian layout when at my desk. What I would like is to switch ...
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How do I make Bash my default shell on Ubuntu?

I have a .bash_profile in my home directory, but it isn't getting run on login. If I do the following, then things seem to be as I expect: ssh myhost bash source ~/.bash_profile But normally that ...
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SCAN Image to TEXT

I got the scanned image document from bank and i just want to covert into normal word document with images in ubuntu . is there any tool for it ?
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Pidgin still notifies me when buddies come online, even though I'm set to “Do not Disturb”

Even when I have my status set as "Do No Disturb" Pidgin will still notify me when my buddies come online. It's very disturbing. I'd like no notifications to pop up while in DND mode. I've checked ...
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EEEPC 900 running Jaunty not automounting sd card after upgrade to kernel 2.6.28-15

I recently used the Ubuntu update manager to upgrade the kernel on my netboook to 2.6.28-15. The problem is that the new kernel no longer auto-mounts my SD card, which happens to contain my /home ...
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A good keyboard macro program for Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm looking for a good keyboard macro program for Ubuntu Linux? I want to easily be able to "start recording" have it record all keys pressed. Then when I stop recording save it. then I want to be ...
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Why does PHP throw “Segmentation fault (11)” after “mysql_connect”, or upon “mysql_close”?

I have Ubuntu-9.04 and am using XAMPP-1.7.2 to develop a web application. The problem is that when I try to view a PHP file I wrote by visiting localhost/folder/file.php, Firefox offers me to download ...
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Firefox in Ubuntu : how to automate basic authentication password confirm dialog

I have an Ubuntu workstation with Firefox always open on a (autorefreshing) web page protected by basic auth. At startup, I have autologin and automatic Firefox start on the page and I have saved the ...
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xpdf navigation using h,j,k,l

man xpdf says the following: Previous versions of xpdf included a "viKeys" X resource. It is no longer available, but the following bindings are equivalent: bind h any scrollLeft(16) bind l any ...
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How to use Huawei EC169 CDMA USB modem?

How do you setup and use this modem in Ubuntu?
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What are potential reasons a user could be connected to a home network, but not to the internet?

I have a friend that recently started using Ubuntu, and I've been answering his questions via the internet. However, I'm stuck on this one. He bought Linksys WPC11 wireless card, and says he was able ...
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Epson Artisan 800 on Ubuntu/Linux

Update for Ubuntu 10.04: Printing should work 'out-of-box', scanning still needs the newer sane backend. Looking for a known good way to setup an Epson Artisan 800 on Ubuntu specifically or any linux ...
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firefox in ubuntu : how to automate basic authentication password confirm dialog [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Firefox in Ubuntu : how to automate basic authentication password confirm dialog I have an ubuntu workstation with firefox always open on a (autorefreshing) web page ...
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How to sync Windows Mobile 6.1 phone with Kontact, Evolution, or Sunbird

I would like to synchronize my Windows mobile 6.1 phone with Kontact. I'm somewhat flexible and would be willing to use Evolution or Sun bird. Provide step-by-step instruction in Ubuntu Jaunty ...
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How do I turn off or adjust the clever tab completion in Ubuntu (Programmable Completion)

When I am running various commands on the command line in Ubuntu and use tab-completion for files. The only files I am given are ones which have the appropriate extension for the command I am running. ...
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Ubuntu - No touchpad tab in my Mouse preferences

I have a laptop running Ubuntu Jaunty. This laptop has a touchpad. I want to turn off tap-to-click. The ubuntu documentation for touchpads, refers to a Touchpad tab on my System -> Prefereces -> Mouse ...
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Ubuntu hardware compatability

I have only previously played with ubuntu using virtual machines with VMware Fusion. So everything just sort of worked. I've never had to install any drivers. I'm considering putting it on some ...