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This works for me in Ubuntu 10.10 To see what trackpad you've got and what it's called, try: xinput list My device is called "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" There are 3 finger pressure settings: low, high & press. See what their current values are with something like: xinput list-props "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" |grep -i finger Change the values ...


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As I mentioned in the comments, seems the ISO is not mounted. Here's what you can do Ensure that the guest additions ISO is available to the host. You can do this by clicking on Devices menu -> CD/DVD devices and point to the GuestAdditions ISO file. The Guest additions is available in Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox folder With that mounted, type in ...


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Go into the terminal and type in. uname -a If your results are similar to the one below, then yours is 64-bit; otherwise, it is 32-bit. Linux ubuntu-tm 2.6.35-28-generic #49-Ubuntu SMP Tue Mar 1 14:39:03 UTC 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux If you have the x86_64 then your machine is 64-bit. If your results are similar to this one; then you have 32-bit. Linux ...


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The command is find, like this find . -iname '*hellofiles*' you say find ·location· -iname means not case sensitive and in the '' is a regular expression if you wish. find /home/user -iname '*zip' will find you all the zip files in /home/user If you want a faster lookup you can use locate, there is a utility which scanns the disc regulary, like every ...


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This seems to be a bug in Ubuntu - Bug #155794 on Launchpad covers this and recommends running update-locale. You might have to look up which parameters you want to use with that :)


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System -> Preferences -> Keybord Shortcuts. Select Lock Screen and type Win+l


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A 64-bit arrangement will not consume twice as much memory for the same task(s). Some code will be twice as big (both in RAM and on disk), and some data structures will be larger too due to larger pointers and for efficiency reasons (i.e. structures being padded to align with 64-bit boundaries rather than 32-bit ones), but most bulk data such as that held in ...


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If you're not installing software constantly then I'd map: /bin /sbin /usr /lib /opt (if you have it) /etc to the SSD. These directories are going to be read many more times than written to (as writes only occur to these locations when software is installed).


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This may work for you. /usr/bin/setxkbmap -option "ctrl:swapcaps"


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for the find command, disk IO is likely to be a much more significant bottleneck than CPU time. compare your find / -name ls 2>/dev/null with the equivalent locate ls | grep "/ls$" or locate -r "/ls$" or (fastest for finding location of commands on your path) which ls


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Look up the alias command. alias list='ls -l' If you want this to "stick" add it to your .bashrc file.


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You could use ps column selection: ps -eo vsz,rss,comm|grep job_runner_0 will list the virtual memory size (vsz) and resident set size (rss). The the ps man page for details about these columns and the other ones available. You should also look at the files in /proc/$pid/, especially /proc/$pid/status. They contain a lot of information. For example, try: ...


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This may be silly but do you have gpointing-device-settings installed? dpkg --get-selections | grep gpointing Should show it if you do have it installed. If not try installing it with apt-get or aptitude.


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It is not possible to unzip files over an FTP connection. FTP stands for "File Transfer Protocol", which was only designed to transfer and partly manage files on the remote end, but not to execute commands. To unpack an archive you'd have to execute a program like tar, bzip2 or similar, but that's not possible via a FTP connection. You need another session ...


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Somehow your sudo executable lost its right permissions. Start to maintenance mode (Ctrl+D), it should not ask you for a password, if there is none set, and run the following command: chmod 4755 /usr/bin/sudo If you can not enter maintenance mode, you can boot from a Live CD/USB stick and mount the according filesystem and then run the chmod command.


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Presuming you haven't yet lost any data, buy the new disk and clone across to it. Then you don't have to deal with setup again. You can connect the new disk and use dd from Ubuntu to clone it. There are multiple sites covering the process. As for recovering the sector, there are programs that claim they can, and some people claim to have good luck with them, ...


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First off I wouldn't recommend running the same Windows installation both natively and virtually. The hardware differences between the VM and the real machine tend to throw Windows into a bit of a tizzy to put it mildly. Keep your current Windows installation for native use, and create a new installation within a virtualization product for running within ...


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My guess would be your power supply. Because: A) Its being overloaded or B) It is on its way out. I have seen this before where the computer would shut off and weird things would have to be done, use the kill switch then unplug and plug back in, to get the PC to boot again. Test your power supply as Im sure the issue is there.


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A way likely to work would be downloading from upstream and running the usual $ autoreconf $ ./configure --prefix=/PATH/WHERE/YOU/PUT/YOUR/STUFF $ make install inside the unpacked source directory. EDIT Since in your edit you now explicitly write that you do not want to build from source and want 1.7.3 tagged on 2010/10/21 things look differently. ...


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Debian and Ubuntu often do no track the absolutely latest minor revision of a package that is actively developed unless there are significant feature fixes or security updates (and even in the even of such changes they will often backport the update for the significant change to the revision they do carry rather than picking up a whole new revision. This is ...


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I'm afraid the transparency feature is only in MacVim. I just grepped the source code for Vim 7.3 (the latest stable version) and I couldn't find any trace of a transparency option. One possible solution is to do it via Compiz; look for the module that enables transparent windows: from there you should be able to set up a special rule for Gvim windows.


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Ubuntu uses vixie-cron, which, in addition to /var/spool/cron, also looks in /etc/crontab and /etc/cron.d/*. <Edit> According to your update, you have four cronjobs in /etc/crontab. They are being run by cron on their specified times, and that's what causes the syslog messages. cron itself does not know anything about /etc/cron.hourly/, it just ...


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If you install the network-manager-vpnc and then network-manager-vpnc-gnome or network-manager-vpnc-kde packages, you'll have a GUI config interface for setting up a Cisco-compatible VPN connection using vpnc (more info on it is at http://www.unix-ag.uni-kl.de/~massar/vpnc/ ). You may also want to install the vpnc package in order to get a pcf2vpnc utility ...


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My boot configuration was borked in several ways, I guess because I fiddle with things too much. Here are the problems and solutions. Essentially all of these commands need to be run as root, so run sudo -s beforehand. 1) The boot process didn't support LVM. You can check this by running gunzip < /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-27-generic | cpio -id and ...


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You could use a service like DynDns.com that would let you assign a domain name without having to run your own DNS. Sound like a perfect fit for your needs.


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The normal pattern is to have ll aliased to this. In Ubuntu 10 it is already done. Here is an extract from the default .bashrc: # some more ls aliases alias ll='ls -alF' alias la='ls -A' alias l='ls -CF' My .bashrc looks like this: alias l='ls --color=always -F' alias ll='ls --color=always -F -lh' alias L='ls --color=always -F -L' alias ...


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Easiest way would be to install CCSM, via: sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager You can then find it in Menu -> System -> Preferences -> CompizConfig Settings Manager. See Window Management -> Resize Windows, tab General, first option. If you don't see a difference, try Menu -> System -> Preferences -> Appearance, tab System Effects: put it ...


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It is entirely up to the DHCP server. It probably will give you (the MAC address owner) the same address as long as the lease has not yet passed its expiration time.


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Yes. It is called raw hard disk access, and it is possible using the vboxmanage command-line tool included in a virtualbox install, see the user manual for at www.virtualbox.org for information on how to do it.



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