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How to umount / ? It's busy

I'm trying to use zerofree, which seems to be the answer for this: How to reduce VM size? I have successfully umounted /dev/sda1, and zerofree worked fine, releasing ~37gb. But I can't seem to ...
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Problem with shared ssh keys

Following the process I've used in other environments, I've tried setting-up shared keys between my Mac and my CentOS 4 webserver. I've seen the same problem with my older Ubuntu 7.10 workstation ...
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Can I run Microsoft Office 2007 under Ubuntu?

I am an Ubuntu user, but was wondering if it was possible to run Microsoft Office. Will Wine allow me to run it?
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How to create a virtual sound device in Linux?

I am looking for a way to create a virtual sound device in Linux, which would use channel outputs of my sound card. I have no experience in Linux and therefore am asking more experienced users for ...
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Update to Ubuntu 9.10 from Ubuntu 9.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to upgrade from Ubuntu 9.04 to Ubuntu 9.10 What are the steps to follow to upgrade from 9.04 to 9.10 as seamless as possible? I have just installed 9.04 and although ...
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Condensing into multiple pdf pages per sheet, via command line

Let us say I want slides.pdf to contain 4 slides per page instead of one. I can easily open a slides.pdf document under evince (the default Ubuntu document viewer) evince slides.pdf-->Print-->Page ...
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Clonezilla disk to disk clone on a dual boot ubuntu karmic & XP setup - cannot open '/boot/grub/device.map'

I just tried to clone a failing existing boot drive for a dual boot system with Ubuntu karmic and Windows XP installed using Clonezilla. The cloning worked fine right up until the end when I got the ...
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Windows to Ubuntu desktop Remote Desktop?

Is there an equivalent to Remote Desktop Connection that I can use to remote into my Ubuntu desktop at home from a Windows machine? Preferably this would be free.
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What to do with a corrupted SD card: reformat it or trash it?

I recovered all the files from my corrupted SD card today. What should I do with it now? Reformat and continue using it or throw it away and buy a new one Here's the details on the card and how ...
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Linux Podcast Playback with Resume Capability

I'm asking a question similar to but distinct from this one Is there a Linux player that can resume playback of a podcast episode where it was last left off? This is the default behavior of iTunes ...
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Creating VM in VirtualBox from existing Ubuntu installation

I already have Ubuntu set up as a dual boot with Windows 7 x64. Is there a way to install VirtualBox and create a virtual machine that points to the installed Ubuntu, so I don't have to reinstall ...
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What CR-48 firmware lets you install Linux?

This would be to remove Chrome OS and replace it with Ubuntu. Right now I am dual booting, but it uses CRos Kernel. Luigi seems to no longer be around.
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Can gedit on mac be used to edit files over ssh?

I use a linux machine at work and a mac at home. I can ssh from my machine at home to my work machine. But the only editor that I have access to on the command line then is vi, which I don't like. ...
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Resolution Issues running Ubuntu on VirtualBox

I have an Ubuntu 9.04 guest running on a VirtualBox VM hosted by MacOS X Tiger. I'm trying to increase the screen resolution as the guest by default unfortunately supports only 800x600 and 640x480. I ...
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Detect all links that exists pointing to /tmp?

I want to find out which file links exist that point to my /tmp folder on Ubuntu. Background: I had a problem, that my /tmp folder privileges were changed by some accident to 755. The system wasn't ...
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How can I force Ubuntu 9.10 to reinstall itself without losing my information?

The title says it all... I'm having lots of issues after upgrading 9.04 to 9.10 - I want to reinstall without losing my files and I gave away my Ubuntu Disc and I can't make another one right now... ...
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Toshiba A200 laptop running Ubuntu hangs/freezes when plugged in

My Toshiba laptop worked perfectly for three months or so in Ubuntu recovery mode but now it hangs/freezes every hour and when it's plugged in. I spend eight hours a day on an average on my laptop. I ...
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recovering data from damaged Linux partition

I'm running Windows XP, with an Ubuntu partition that I added. A few days ago, Ubuntu stopped booting. Trying to boot into Ubuntu just takes me into a Grub menu. When I try to navigate through the ...
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Partition scheme and size for dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10 with separate partitions for data and /home

A slight twist on this relatively common question: Clean 250GB drive, plan is to install Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10 (Win7 first). I want to have a separate /home(for 9.10) and DATA (for Win7) ...
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How can I find the USB wireless adapter into the dmesg log file?

I am pretty new in Linux (RaspBian for RaspBerry Pi but I think that there are not difference) and I have to install an USB wireless network adapter (the product is the TP-Link TL-WN725N, this one: ...
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What happen if I install VirtualBox Guest Additions on a host?

I have a bootable USB drive with Ubuntu installed. This morning I Installed VirtualBox and booted my Ubuntu drive in a VM. I then installed the guest additions in Ubuntu. My question/curiosity is, ...
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Setup Windows 7 and Ubuntu on same hard drive

Which one to setup first and how to partition the disk to have Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot? Which one is better to boot load? Any guide in details?
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resolv.conf not working properly with Ethernet in Ubuntu

I have a Lenovo X200 laptop on which I am running Ubuntu 9.10. Recently, (I assume after some updating, but I really don't know) my ethernet port stopped working under Linux. A more tech/linux-savvy ...
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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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How to extend partition size in linux(ubuntu 9.04)?

I am using Ubuntu 9.04 in vmware for my programming purpose. I previously had 12GB of virtual harddisk, my partition scheme was as follows, 8GB Primary Partition for (/) 2GB logical extended ...
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Ubuntu: AMD64 vs i386?

I cant understand what these are even though I've read articles about them. Does it have something to do with 32 bits and 64 bits CPU? so why is it saying "AMD"64 and "I386"? AMD is a label just ...
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Is there a way to have Linux run a command every X minutes?

I'm using RSync with my buddy just for testing and general geekery, we want to somehow schedule the sync task to run every X time. Using the terminal, we run the command and it works. What can we ...
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Run Script on logout/ shutdown ubuntu

I want to run some commands every time a user of an ubuntu 9.10 machine logs out or shuts down. What is the best way to do this? Every user uses gnome if that helps.
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Install Ubuntu on MacBook Pro

What is the preferred way to install Ubuntu on a MacBook Pro? I have a MacBook Pro with Mac OS X 10.5. I need a Linux environment some times. So what is the best way to achieve that? Make ...
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Sending mail from the command line, in an automated way

I want to be able to send a text file through an SMTP server of my ISP (port 25) to an email address on the internet, like my Office email address, or my GMail address. I have a basic Ubuntu 9.04 ...
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Why does my USB hdd returns SG_IO: bad/missing sense data?

I am able to boot and run commands from external USB hdd; the message in question appears for about 45 seconds then booting continues. GRUB2 is installed on internal HDD. When choosing to boot ...
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Running Linux on Old PC [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lightweight GUI Linux distribution for really old computer I have an old PC with 196MB RAM, 20GB HDD, 466MHz Intel Celeron processor. I want this PC to run 24/7 for ...
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When I ssh into a ubuntu machine, what kind of shell am I using

I keep reading about interactive, non-interactive, login, and non-login shells. (This is in the context of which of the .bash* files is read). I don't understand what each type of shell is, so let's ...
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Is it possible for virus in windows to infect ubuntu?

I have a triple boot, windows 7 , 8 and ubuntu. Is it possible that any spyware or virus in windows will also harm ubuntu or spy during ubuntu session ?
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Change computer name of an Ubuntu desktop computer

How can I change the computer name on an Ubuntu desktop computer? I already tried changing the /etc/hostname file but that only caused the wireless to stop working. I found an old guide that ...
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Why have my network interfaces been renamed after installing Ubuntu, and how do I rename them back?

I have a low power server, with 4 ethernet sockets. It was running Fedora 11, with 3 of the network sockets named eth0, eth1 and eth2 (the final network socket was not in use --- it was eth3 but don'...
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What is the proper step-by-step procedure to install any application in Ubuntu?

I have just installed Ubuntu for the first time on PC, I have done some googling to get an idea about installing any application in Ubuntu but yet not clear about the proper procedure !! Most of the ...
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Small font all 'new' messages suddenly in Gmail on Ubuntu in Opera, why?

This seemed to happen out of the blue. I have been using Opera for years. I can't find anywhere in Gmail to change the default font that is used in Opera. Ubuntu is Version 11 Opera is version 11.6 ...
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How does copying files work with regards to RAM, and can I speed this up?

I have always wondered why my computer would copy files to an external drive at first at high speed, and then 'hang' for a while before continuing. When I upgrade RAM from 1GB to 2GB I noticed this '...
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How do I find out if my computer's hardware is compatible with Ubuntu?

I'm going to switch OS. From Windows 7 to Linux (Ubuntu, I think). Problem is that I'm not sure about my computer's hardware. Will it be suitable and there will be working drivers for it? For example, ...
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Music organization into folders for Linux(Ubuntu/Debian)? [closed]

I have a few folders with randomly assorted music files. I'm looking for a tool or utility that can read the ID3 tags, and then build and populate a folder structure in the format: some dir/Artist/...
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Cannot run 'display' after ImageMagick install on Ubuntu

I'm trying to install ImageMagick to my Ubuntu box. I've run the following command: sudo aptitude install imagemagick Now whenever I try to run 'display' from the command line, I get an error ...
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How can I print a large web page to a single-page pdf with custom dimensions?

I am trying to convert this page to a single-page, 19 x 13 pdf file. I am running Firefox under Ubuntu and trying to use the Print To File option, but it is splitting the web page into multiple pages....
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Disable/configure Back & Forward (History Scroll) through Shift + Mouse Wheel in Internet Explorer

I have a problem with Internet Explorer. Sometimes (not always) when you use the mouse wheel to scroll a page up/down it instead chooses to go back or forth in the web browsing history. This behavior ...
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Turning unallocated space into an NTFS partition

I want to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7. Here's my GParted configuration: I want to set all the unallocated space to use the NTFS system so I can store my media files. dev/sda1 is MBR dev/sda2 is ...
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How to install BIOS on samsung laptop [closed]

My laptop BIOS is broken, when I hitting F2 key it enter GRUB... Maybe it replaced by Grub2. So I can't set boot order from USB boot. Now I can't get into Fedora 17 ( cos I converting sda disk ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 has broken google desktop ctrl ctrl search bar feature

Before I upgraded to ubuntu 10.04, when I pressed Ctrl twice, a search bar popped up that allowed me to google desktop search my system. This no longer works and I miss that feature. Can I get it back,...
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Elantech touchpad recognized as PS/2 mouse Ubuntu 13.10

my elantech touchpad won't work correctly in Ubuntu 13.10 (I had the same problem with 13.04). I can move the cursor and left/right click, but the sensitivity is too high, no scrolling and no ...
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SSH authentification with public key fails

I have my id_rsa.pub key under my /home/user/.ssh. I carefully copied that key and paste my key to respository Git account. While trying to connect from my local system to my git respository, I got ...
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Synchronise system changes on two computers?

I have two computers with Ubuntu 10.10 on them, a desktop and a laptop. I have two options for handling them: try and keep them the same accept that they have different 'personalities' and branch ...