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Linux - Creating Virtual Audio Device

My question here is rather simple. How does one create a purely virtual audio device in ALSA that would be capable of: being used as an audio output destination, being used as an audio input source, ...
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Windows 7 hosted network

I have to use a wired conection to my PC and i'd like to connect my android phone to the internet over Wi-Fi. I tried using the new Wireless Hosted Network functionality in Windows 7, but my phone ...
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Running windows 8 in a VM - can I use the copy that came with my laptop

I have just purchased a Thinkpad x1 Carbon that comes with windows 8 64 bit. I haven't turned it on yet, but I plan to remove the windows install and replace it with Debian (after backing up the ...
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Windows: What is a virtualized process?

I have MinGW and MSYS installed and never really cared about how the binaries work. However, today I opened Process Explorer and realized that I have some virtualized processes: I know that usually ...
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print to a “physical printer”?

A web sitewants me to print to a physical printer... How can they know if i'm using a real, physical printer or just OneNote? (BTW, they only know about your default...here is the site i'm talking ...
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Create a virtual network interface using the iproute2 “ip link” command with a spoofed MAC address

How can I create a virtual interface similar to the following ifconfig command? $ sudo ifconfig eth1 hw ether 00:01:02:aa:bb:cc SIOCSIFHWADDR: No such device ThisΒ does not work. I want to set ...
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How to check if a drive is physical or virtual?

At my work a guy is trying to locate some problems with a drive. The thing is we have more than 400 drives, physical and virtual. We're using Windows 2008 Server. My question is, can we somehow see ...
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Xmodmap configuration

On my Debian Linux machine Ctrl+Alt+F1 is bound to a virtual terminal. I can see the corresponding entry by running xmodmap -pke keycode 67 = F1 XF86_Switch_VT_1 F1 XF86_Switch_VT_1 Per this ...
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“Virtual” monitor on a PC which has no real monitor?

Is there any way to create a 'virtual monitor' on a PC that has no real monitor plugged in? So that I can connect to it using an app such as TeamViewer. If I run a virtual machine, I will not be ...
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Mount floppy disk image (*.img) as virtual floppy drive

Title says it all. I am looking for some software that will allow me to mount a floppy disk image (*.img) as a virtual floppy drive...similar I suppose to mounting an ISO image to a virtual optical ...
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What is a USB Wi-Fi dongle device that can emulate virtual mass storage device for a home video player?

What is a USB Wi-Fi dongle device that can emulate a virtual mass storage device for home video player, but in fact it shows the files from a network-shared enter code here folder?
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Dual boot Linux / Windows 7 + Window 7 virtual machine under Linux + licensing

Is it legal to use single Windows 7 (home basic) license to install windows on host AND on virtual machine running under Linux on the same host? It will be physically different installations ...
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Dell laptop keeps detecting a Virtual Generic Non-PnP Display Device

One day out of nowhere, my Dell Studio 1747 laptop started detecting two display devices: One Generic PnP Device and another Generic Non-PnP Device. I don't have two devices so how is it detecting ...
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MAMP PRO on Lion: why can't I see any changes in httpd-vhosts.conf?

After adding a local virtual host in MAMP PRO (os x lion) everything works as expected. Out of curiosity I had a look at httpd-vhosts.conf file placed in MAMP/conf/apache/extra and to my surprise this ...
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Install multiple OS on the same machine - without a host

This should not be a duplicate, as I tried searching for this specific question and came up with nothing. Is it possible to install multiple operating systems (like Windows 7, Linux) on the same ...
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Improving performance with a “virtual hard drive”

After reading this I am wondering if having an all virtual hard drive, if virtual hard drives even exist, with a single program on it would significantly improve that programs performance?
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Do virtualisation snapshots confuse Windows Activation

I have a Vista guest running inside VirtualBox on an Ubuntu host. Suppose I take a snapshot, apply a patch, and then run the snapshot again (effectively the same as reverting the patch) am I likely ...
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Distribute Windows (XP or 7) as virtual appliance

I'm looking at ways that may be possible to distribute a Microsoft Windows (e.g. 7) virtual appliance (such as VMWare image) pre-configured and installed with a large application of mine. Is this ...
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Windows (7): virtual folders with newest files

Is there a functionality in Windows (or a third party app) to have a virtual folder containing links to files from a physical directory (and it's sub directories) which are not older than, say, 7 ...
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Create a .msi from a vm

A few years ago I worked a temp job where they created. msi files using an application that scanned a VMware virtual machine once, you then booted it up installed the thing you wanted and shut it ...
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Mount directory as virtual dvd/cd (not disk)

I would like to emulate mounting as a virtual cd or dvd, so Mac OS X Lion thinks it is a real cd / dvd. I have already tried ToastMount, however it hasn't been compiled for Intel processors and I ...
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how to create VMDK file in Virtualbox for adding USB as a new OS?

I have a USB which has OSes on it. Now I want to create VMDK file to use them in VirtualBox. I read many articles but never found how I can use them. In an article I found the way that: C:\Program ...
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Creating virtual serial port in Fedora

I want to create a virtual serial port in Fedora. I'm using Java code to communicate over a serial port. I want to test this code with out any serial devices connected.
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Ubuntu 10.10 + apache: vhost not working

At home I have an Ubuntu 10.10 desktop system for development purpose. For some reason I can't get virtual hosting working. At work I have an almost similar setup (completely done by me) with Apache ...
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How to set up virtual users in vsftpd?

I've read this tutorial: http://howto.gumph.org/content/setup-virtual-users-and-directories-in-vsftpd/ My configuration is as follow: ---vsftpd.conf--- listen=YES anonymous_enable=NO ...
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Take free space on multiple machines and make one virtual hard drive (Ubuntu)?

We have a number of Ubuntu 10.04 machines connected in the LAN. Each of the machines has a lot of free space. I wish to utilize this free space such that it would create a virtual (I do not mean VHD ...
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How to vertically split a dual widescreen into four virtual workspaces on ubuntu?

I have dual widescreen setup on Ubuntu using twinview (Nvidia). I would like to split each monitor into two "virtual" screens, so at the end I get four virtual screens. I could arrange my windows ...
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Virtual wireless interfaces in different modes on single radio

I'm looking for a USB wireless adapter that will support virtual interfaces running in different wireless modes at the same time. I've found USB wireless adapters that support multiple wireless modes ...
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Windows Virtual PC losing network connection

I have a Virtual PC in Windows 7 which runs Windows 2003 server R2, but after a 10-15 minutes the virtual pc looses the network connection, I have to select in the VPC menu settings the network to ...
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Linux VM can not connect to the internet

I'm trying to set up an virtual server with connection to the internet. When I start a ping to the local network, there are no problems. When I try to ping an address from the internet, it shows that ...
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Assign IP address to a Virtual Printer

Is it possible to assign an IP to a virtual PDF Printer? Is there any Virtual printer software that automatically can do this?
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Virtual join-directory on Windows

Problem: Say I have a video spanned over 2 files (vid001.avi & vid002.avi) and each file is on a seperate CD/DVD. If the 2 files are in the same directory my player will automatically play the ...
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Virtual monitor / desktop accessable through vnc only (windows 7)

I have the following challenge. I would like a virtual monitor / desktop on my windows 7 pc which is not neccessarily visible to me when i use the pc. Instead i want to access this virtual screen only ...
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Setting up VPSs for Students

I'm an information technology instructor at a community college. I'm looking for a solution to provide students a virtual private server where they can have their own linux/whatever box to use for an ...
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Is there a way to have a DVD/CD virtual drive installed and store DVDs in an .iso file?

I'm currently playing Crysis, but I also like to play Worms Armageddon sometimes and both of them need their respective DVDs to run. I'd like to know if there's a way to copy the files off the DVD, ...
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What is the difference between VHD and virtual disk?

I am studying for mcsa and have got myself so confused. What is the difference if any?
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Use a touchscreen as a keyboard and mouse for a desktop

Is there a program or utility that allows me to connect a touchscreen to my desktop PC and use it as a keyboard input device? My plan is to upgrade the screen on my laptop, pair the old screen with a ...
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How to increase VirtualBox virtual drive actual size?

I have selected "dynamically allocated" mode upon creating virtual drive. I was thinking it will grow automatically up to maximum size. But it constantly has "actual size" of 4Gb and does not growing ...
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What Mac Pro Would I need to run 2 Virtual OSs simultaneously

If I were to run Ubuntu, W7 AND Mac OS X via VirtualBox (or Parallels) on a Mac Pro, what would I need to make them run perfectly fine in seamless mode? And I mean, no hiccups, no laggy windows, etc. ...
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Virtual box on windows

I installed Sun virtual box in windows 7 as admin user. When I logged in as user i can run the virtual box but the installed vms are not visible. How can i solve this problem?
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what are these? devpts proc sysfs…?

I'm building my first Linux from scratch... now I've reached a point to mount some filesystems that I don't know what they are and what they're meant to do...! these are the commands that I'm gonna ...
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How can files in virtual disks be deleted without a complete rewrite of the rest of the virtual disk?

I would think that for a file to be deleted from a virtual disk file, all the data that exists after the deleted file would have to be re-written to the file. this seams to be true for archives like ...
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Very complex networking requirement: reverse internet connection sharing through virtual wifi router

As a contractor, I have 2 laptops: one is provided by the client (client-laptop) and one is my personal/contractor laptop ("personal-laptop"). Client-laptop has a docking station and a hard-wired LAN ...
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I/O error while cp from CD to HDD

I'm trying to create a local repo from my RHEL6 disk. Some of the .rpms I'm able to copy, others give me this error: cp: reading 'filename': Input/Output error It's the original RedHat disk, and ...
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VirtualBox Stops Wifi working

I have a Toshiba Satellite which has a Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11b/g 54Mbps USB 2.0 Network Adapter. Whenever I start a Virtual Machine in Virtualbox my wireless connection stops working. It is ...
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Does using a Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter decreases the performance of my Wifi card?

I have this theory, my wifi signal in Windows 7 is very poor, I tested in Ubuntu and it gets a really good signal. In Windows I use a Virtual wifi miniport adapter to make a wifi hotspot. I read ...
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Least expensive way to convert to Virtual desktops

I have a small network with 6 users running on Windows server 2003. The workstations are antique and since all they do is transcribe medical records I'm considering replacing them with a thin client ...
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How to start a virtual keyboard without losing focus in Windows XP?

I need to start a virtual keyboard from my application (namely click-n-type) to allow user input in the active field. When I use the start click-n-type.exe the keyboard starts normally but I lose ...
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Setup Small Home ESXi 4.0 Server

I was wondering if anyone has could create a How-to for Installing and Setup of a Home Network for the Freeware Version of VMWare ESXi Server 4.0 Here is what i have thus far. Server Case Motherboard ...
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Is it safe to restart virtual disk service?

Will it cause any problems to restart virtual disk service? What does it do? We have a USB hard drive that does not appear in my computer or disk manager, but does appear in device manager. My ...