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Command to find the source package of a binary?

I know there's a which command, that echoes the full name of a binary (e.g. which sh). However, I'm fairly sure there's a command that echoes the package that provides a particular binary. Is there ...
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Equivalent to Sysinternals Process Explorer on Linux

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and am looking for an equivalent to Process Explorer on Linux. There is System Monitor but it's not nearly as good as Process Explorer with all of its detailed information ...
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How to disable autoconfiguration on IPv6 in Linux?

How can I permanently disable autoconfiguration of IPv6 in Linux? When I try to manually delete an address from an interface with: ip -6 addr del 2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334/64 dev eth1 ...
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How to connect to memcached from another machine

I'm trying to use memcached from a different machine (which has access to my server), but I can't figure out how. on the memcached machine I can test the connection by running telnet 127.0.0.1 port ...
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Save Chat Room in Contact List in Pidgin

I use several chat rooms regularly with Pidgin. Every time I want to join them, I need to pop-up the "Join Chat" dialog, select the right account, and enter the chat room name. Sometimes, the some ...
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Ubuntu: Is there a good tabbed PDF viewer? [closed]

Is there a good non-bloated PDF viewer for (Ubuntu) Linux that supports tabs? I don't want to use Acrobat Reader because it is slow and takes much memory, and my computer isn't the fastest. I know ...
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Want to try out Linux, what do?

I've been learning ruby on rails for a while. At first I resisted using the console, but after a while I can say that I LOVE it. If Linux is anything like that, I think it's going to be legit. I ...
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In Ubuntu, is there a command to show a list of ALL autostart services?

In Ubuntu, Is there a command to show a list of all autostart services? Is there a command to check if a service is autostarted at boot time or not? I did Google and IRC. I can not find the answer....
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Just want to send emails from my Ubuntu Server. What simple SMTP server solution to use? [closed]

Basically I have a Ubuntu Server machine and I would like an idiot-proof solution for sending emails from my website that is also running in this same machine. My doubts are: 1) Should I use postfix ...
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vpnc - it keeps disconnecting after 24 minutes

VPNC for some reason keeps disconnecting me after a period of time. I've tried timing it to see how long it takes and it seems to be everytime after 24 minutes. After being disconnected I have no ...
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How to determine whether I run a 32bit or 64bit Ubuntu install

How to determine whether I run a 32bit or 64bit Ubuntu install?
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Where is vmlinux on my Ubuntu installation?

I'm trying to work with starting up oprofile, and I'm running into a problem at this step: opcontrol --vmlinux=/path/to/vmlinux Ubuntu has no package called vmlinux, and when I do a locate vmlinux, ...
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How to use Latest Python 2.7.x “The Right Way” on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

My project needs to stay current on Python releases, but 12.04LTS is currently stuck on 2.7.3, even though 2.7.5 is out now. Is there a way I can stay more current without manually compiling? We're ...
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The best LDAP browser in Linux? [closed]

I'm using phpLDAPadmin currently, but I'm wondering if there is any native utility do the similar thing?
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Ubuntu on VirtualBox can only show resolution of 800x600 - how do I change it?

My monitor is 1920 x 1200 and the computer is running Windows 7. Using VirtualBox and Ubuntu 10.04, the screen of the Ubuntu can only be 800 x 600 or 640 x 480. Is there a way to change that. I ...
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Software to switch between OS

My question might sound too weired and tricky, but is there any way (software/hardware) that I can use to switch between 2 OS without restarting my PC? Actually I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed ...
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How do I setup Ubuntu/Linux's Network manager to selectively route network traffic through the VPN?

I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 and I just noticed that ALL of my network traffic is being routed through my VPN. I would like the VPN to route only the traffic hitting servers on the VPN and then connect ...
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How do I move files out of nested subdirectories into another folder in ubuntu? (Trying to strip off many subfolders)

How do I move files and not directories into another folder/parent folder? I have a folder structure that is extremely ugly, with some .mp3 files buried 6 levels deep in a sub-folder. I want to ...
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Starting Ubuntu without the GUI

I want to boot a "Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS" server, but I want XFCE not to be started, nor X at all, only Shell. How do I tell my server to boot to the shell, not running XFCE at all? I have an SSH ...
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How can I increase the Hyper-V display resolution?

I just started experimenting with the Hyper-V of Windows 8 and installed Ubuntu on it. However when I launch it my screen resolution is small. How can I scale Ubuntu to the resolution of my screen?
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How do I set the Apache2 DocumentRoot to a “vboxsf” VirtualBox Shared Folder? (permissions issue?)

I setup Ubuntu 11.04 desktop 32 bit on a VirtualBox VM with a shared folder to the host. The shared folder is /media/sf_Dev/ I want to change Apache2 to point the DocumentRoot to that folder, so I ...
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How do I set the priority of network connections in Ubuntu?

If a Ubuntu 11.04 machine is connected to WiFi and 3G simultaneously, how do I set the priority to let the applications (browser etc.) to use WiFi first? If that's not available, it should use the 3G....
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Is there a standalone Flash Player for Linux?

I would like to download a Flash game and play it without using Firefox under Ubuntu Lucid - any ideas how? I can download the game fine, I'm just wondering how to play it without Firefox. Is there a ...
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How do I quickly stop a process that is causing thrashing (due to excess memory allocation)?

We've all experienced it--some program is asked to do something that requires a huge amount of memory. It dutifully tries to allocate all this memory, and the system immediately begins thrashing, ...
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How to disable Ctrl+Shift+U in Ubuntu Linux?

ctrl+shift+u is a combined shortcut key in Eclipse. But when I press it, it shows up a u, just like input with an underline. I guess this shortcut has been declared by Ubuntu, so I can't use it. I ...
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How to tab completion when typing command in tmux?

Some commands (kill-session and kill-server) have the same prefix. When I type (prefix:kill-seTab), tmux won't give me any result. Is there a option to show wildmenu for auto-completion inside tmux? ...
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How can you stream music from Ubuntu to AirPlay speakers on your network with Ubuntu?

We have AirPlay speakers on our network, that can only be controlled using iTunes for Windows. As I'm booted into Ubuntu, I'd like to be able to control the music being played. Is there any way to do ...
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How to remove the Ubuntu Gnome desktop after making the switch to KDE?

This is the opposite of this question. Basically I've been using Ubuntu for a while but decided to give KDE a shot so I went through the process of getting the latest KDE installed. I'm very ...
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How to open exFAT SSD in Ubuntu 12.04?

I have some files on my SSD and I want to put them on my Ubuntu 12.04(64bit) desktop , but Ubuntu cannot open the exFAT SSD when I connect it via USB. How can I make it work?
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Is there a simple UNIX command for finding out how many cores I have to work with?

I've got an Ubuntu VM on my Mac. Is there a command I can run in Ubuntu that will tell me how many cores I have to work with? I could do "about this mac" on the host, but I'm not sure how well the ...
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Producing a specific ASCII character in Ubuntu

I'm used to holding the left Alt and entering the ASCII character whenever I'm using an unknown keyboard configuration and want to type a special character. For example, Alt + 0 + 9 + 2 makes a ...
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Bash completion makes bash start slowly

Starting a bash on my ubuntu system takes about 2 seconds. If I remove loading /etc/bash_completition in .bashrc it starts without delay. Of course I don't want to give up completition and I don't ...
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Killing a job in Ubuntu

This is probably a frequently asked question, but I've been unable to find good documentation. I have jobs running on my system: foo@fooBox:~/tmp$ jobs [1]+ Stopped foo bar baz ...
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How to remove/reset Windows Subsystem for Linux on Windows Insider Build 14316

I installed the Windows Subsystem for Linux on Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14316. Now I would like to remove it or, better, revert to its factory defaults i.e. as it was when just installed. I ...
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How Do I Map a Drive Network Share Using the Linux Terminal?

Still getting used to Linux, and the GUI is great. I have Ubuntu 10 and I can go to Network and see the Windows network. Then double clicking this gets me to the drives that are shared. Then when I ...
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Using clipboard through SSH in vim

I have Ubuntu 11.04 desktop and a 11.04 VPS server. After replacing vim with vim-gtk (I don't need GUI though), I'm able to use the system's clipboard in vim. I'd like to use the same feature in ...
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Linux - Set default terminal size and screen position?

I can't find any settings inside the terminal profile to allow me to set a geometry size and screen x,y coordinates so that the terminal window always opens (even after reboot) in the same location on ...
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How to find SATA controller version on Ubuntu laptop. Do I have SATA 1, 2, or 3? I, II, or III?

I'm running Ubuntu on a laptop and am shopping to upgrade to an SSD. Based on the specs for this drive for example, it seems like I should figure out what version of SATA my computer will support ...
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Speeding up remote X sessions

I have a remote machine running Ubuntu 11.10 Server, to which I connect via SSH from OS X 10.7.3: Host remote.example.com ForwardX11 yes ForwardX11Trusted yes Sometimes I want to launch a GUI ...
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How to (legally) get Windows virtual machine on linux via VirtualBox without buying Windows

My goal is to install Windows 7 on a virtual machine running on Ubuntu. The Lenovo machine came with Windows 7 installed, but did not come with a boot disk. What are my options? Should I ask Lenovo ...
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What do the “ALL”s in the line “ %admin ALL=(ALL) ALL ” in Ubuntu's /etc/sudoers file stand for?

What does each ALL mean? I understand that the whole line indicates that the admin group members get admininstartive privileges, but would like to know more info about the position of the ALLS and if ...
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Running Ubuntu with multiple monitors having a panel each

I have just installed Ubuntu and I'm trying to set up a correct configuration for having multiple monitors. I want the two monitors to have their own workspaces, yet the ability to drag a window from ...
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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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killall shenanigans

So I was sitting around wondering what would happen if I typed: sudo killall -u root ...aaaaaand now the OS will not load. How do I fix this without just doing a reinstall? I'm not super worried ...
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How to recover a VMware virtual machine

I was running Ubuntu in VMware Player. It froze up when I was using it, so I killed it with the Task Manager. The reason it froze was because I ran out of disk space. So after killing the process I ...
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Change directory using sudo

How to I change into a directory owned by root? If I do: sudo cd RootOwedDir I get: sudo cd: command not found If I su root I get: authentication failure, probably because I never really set up an ...
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Ubuntu and Linux Mint only run in Software Rendering Mode on Virtualbox

I am trying to figure out why Ubuntu and Linux Mint only run in Software Rendering Mode on Virtualbox. My motherboard supports hardware virtualization and it is turned on, and I have installed the ...
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How can I properly set sudo/visudo's editor?

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 Server and trying to set up sudoers to respect a user's EDITOR choice (within limits) In my sudoers I have: Defaults editor=/usr/bin/nano:/usr/bin/vim Defaults ...
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Sending mail from the command line

Ok, I've looked far and wide for something to take care of this little email project I have. First, some background: My family has a secret santa every year and I've offered to write a script to ...
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How can I connect to a web server running in a VM when the VM is in NAT mode?

I've got a development webserver on an Ubuntu box inside of VMWare Workstation 7.1.3. I'd like to run a web browser on a Windows machine (the host OS) for actually testing a web page I'm working on -- ...