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Have Samba “proxy” for another server?

This might be a weird question, but can you have Samba "proxy" for another server? IE if mount a share on \\server1\someshare the server transparently proxies it to \\otherserver\randomshare. Note ...
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KUbuntu 10.04 / Dolphin File Manager: Is there a way to make .desktop files display the filename the same as the NAME= in the metadata?

As shown in the below screenshot, if I have a Folder Widget setup to point to the Desktop "place", the .desktop files appear with the filename of the Name= value in the file. However, if I browse ...
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Can I disable dead keys for a single application?

I am unable to properly use dead key characters ( ' " ^ ) on (k)ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04 in arduino (a processing based application, at least version 0022 and 1.0). Can I disable dead keys for specific ...
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How to install daemontools on ubuntu or debian from source

I am installing D.J.B.'s daemontools on an ubuntu 10.04 server (64 bit). (This question is about daemontools, which is a free and open software for managing UNIX services. It is not about 'DAEMON ...
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How to increase the timer before drive spins-down?

I use Ubuntu 12 beta on a Lenovo Z575. I noticed that the disk spins down a few seconds after the last operation. When I am working, e.g. in the vim and write quite often, it spins-up and -down ...
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How to set separate global/user keyboard settings in LXDE?

I need to have English (US) and no compose key for the system, and I'd like English (Dvorak alternative international no dead keys) + Caps Lock as the compose key for myself. How can I set this up? I ...
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D-Link Wireless N 150 USB Adapter on Ubuntu

Link DWA-123 wireless adapter, on my desktop running Ubuntu 9.10 the device is being recognized as in, when I hit lsusb i get this entry Bus 001 Device 010: ID 2001:3c17 D-Link Corp. [hex] How do i ...
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Partitioning Ubuntu and Windows 7 once and for all

I am dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu (installed with wubi). So far there have been no problems, but now it says the disk is out of space all the time (I think that is because /dev/loop0 is used 100% ...
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Sapphire HD 4870 GDDR 512 drivers for Ubuntu

I just installed a new graphic card, could someone tell me how can I install the drivers for Sapphire HD 4870 GDDR 512 ? Unfortunately I only see Windows driver on their official website.
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Ubuntu 11.10 Server: create user, home directory, sudo privileges: command line only

I have a rackspace server and I'm having problems with configuration. I need to lock it down and throw away the key, because right now I can only login with root to do anything substantial. I also am ...
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SD card reader on Linux: SPI or SD protocol underneath

I've a notebook with a SD card reader and I was wondering if the GNU/Linux driver is using the SPI protocol or the proprietary SD protocol (one or four bits). I'm asking this because I'm testing a SPI ...
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How can I regenerate the default '/etc/' config files?

I've removed nagios3 with apt-get remove nagios3 and then removed the files in by using the command sudo rm -R /etc/nagios* Now when I run apt-get install nagios3 the config files (/etc/nagios3/*) ...
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Gnome Activity Journal stalls

I installed gnome-activity-journal, restarted zeitgeist and launched gnome-activity-journal, and the app just loads without ever displaying anything. I tried the latest version from the PPA: ii ...
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Backup a Windows PC to a Linux Machine

What is a good backup strategy to backup a Windows 7 box to a Ubuntu box that are on the same network? The solution I am thinking would be to mount a Windows folder to Ubutnu then use rsync. But I'm ...
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Grant permissions using rysnc

I want to use rsync (as a user) from "me" on a local computer to "another" user on a distant computer. However, I also want "another" user (on the distant computer) to own the files and to be able to ...
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Unable to boot custom kernel

I am using ubuntu 11.04 I have a custom 2.6.36.4 kernel source (say in linux_src) Did make mrproper Copied my current configuration from /boot to linux_src/.config Did a make menuconfig, instructed ...
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Cron job not executing

I'm trying to use cron for the first time, and I'm stuck. I'm using Ubuntu 10.10, and the following is my /etc/crontab file. The only modification that I've made is appending the last line. I've ...
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Fresh Install of Ubuntu Grub rescue

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.04 from DVD on a wiped hard drive. After it finished installing it asked me to remove the media and hit enter. Which I got the message: error: no such device: ...
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Return Carriage not working (Screen)

When I execute the command screen -S myscreen -X stuff $'search add $1 \015' from a shell it works perfectly. If I put it in a .sh file and run it as sh /test.sh variablehere it sends it to screen as ...
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dual boot solaris with ubuntu?

I have installed Solaris on my x86 machine (taking 100gb of 500gb). Now I have installed Ubuntu on the system (in another 100gb). I want to make primary OS as Solaris. I know setting have to be done ...
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Play RTMP stream from command-line

I've managed to get flvstreamer to read a radio station's RTMP stream with the options --live -r [url], and it outputs what I guess is the raw audio data + stream info to stdout. Can I make it play ...
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Powerful hardware, slow Ubuntu

My computer should be able to run Ubuntu (11.04) without breaking a sweat: CPU: 2.00Ghz Core i7-2630QM RAM: 8Gb DDR3-1333 HDD: 60Gb SSD GPU: 1Gb AMD HD 6570M Swap: 2.7Gb However, opening folders ...
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Debian package issue: files are installing into '/'

I have been recently trying to package a small Python utility to put on my PPA and I've almost got it to work, but I'm having problems in making the package install the binary (a chmod +x Python ...
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problem with rsync. forgot the ending dot and can't find beackupfiles now

I am new with linux and tried to backu my files doing this: rsync -arvu /home /etc /opt /var I was in the desired directory (on an external hard-disk drive) and logged in as su. but no files where ...
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How to auto-restart squid on ubuntu!

I have a Ubuntu Home edition set-up as DHCP and Squid proxy, but whenever I reboot my system, I have to restart squid in order for others to start browsing! Is there anyway I can make squid to restart ...
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How do I add a KVM guest VM to virsh

I followed this guide to create a KVM guest but I didn't pay attention to this line Note: if you want to use Virsh to manage your virtual machines as detailed below, you must add this parameter:1 ...
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Weblogic administration console way too slow

I've installed weblogic 10.3.3, configured simple domain with default configuration. And after starting weblogic I cannot use it via admin console because it is starting too slow (~10 mins). It seems ...
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Updates/applications/packages for Ubuntu 10.10 with no internet connection

I recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 10.10 (i.e 2h ago :D) from ISO CD. All went smoothly but now I have an issue. I don't have a network connection. I do not mean that there is a configuration ...
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how can 'init' and 'service' command can cross normal-user life?

i'm just moved to linux world in ubuntu 10.10. i'm using it for normal life, internet and social networks, multimedia enterainement like musics and movie, a bit of coding with c and python.. i've ...
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Colors wrong in wine with new x server with 8 bit color

I have an old pc game (win95) that I'm trying to play through wine on my ubuntu box. I got it running and all that pretty jazz using this code; $ xinit /usr/bin/xterm -- :1 -ac -depth 8 Then in the ...
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No output produced when using winFF

I am using winFF in Ubuntu 10.04. WinFF is a graphical frontend to ffmpeg. Typically, after selecting a file in WinFF, setting my conversion settings and pressing the "Convert" button, a console ...
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DSL connection not working in Ubuntu 10.04

I use a wired PPPoE connection to connect to the Internet. What I need to do on Windows to connect to it is put in static IP address, gateway, subnet mask and DNS servers for my LAN card. Next I have ...
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Static DNS setup on client of shared internet connection

I've 2 linux computers, one redhat (client), and one ubuntu (set up with shared internet connection as described here) At the moment, on the wired connection between the computers, I can ping the ...
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Auto login for Ubuntu (or other Linux) without GUI?

I am thinking about doing an Ubuntu installation with their mini ISO, which comes only with the barebones system without a desktop environment/GUI. I remember being given the option to set up ...
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“Xlib: extension ”Generic Event Extension“ missing on display” warnings

How to fix Xlib warning: Xlib: extension "Generic Event Extension" missing on display? A Google search returns many results but I still can't fix it :(. I Tried sudo apt-get install libxcb-event0 but ...
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Automatically update hwclock at boot

We're having a small issue with our Beagle Bone Blacks. Since they do not come with a RTC battery, when they lose power, the hardware clock gets messed up. I need a simple and clean way of syncing the ...
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How to edit /etc/fstab when system boots to read only file system?

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04. I pasted something incorrect (from a tutorial) into my /etc/fstab file. As a result, the root file system will not mount when the machine boots up. I know what needs to be fixed ...
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QoS with TC qdiscs: is it possible to have ALL outbound connections have x speed limit per unique IP?

I'm trying to setup QoS in my VPS so that I can have any new outbound connection to a unique IP gets limited x speed. For instance: have 5 public IP's requesting data from my VPS. When the VPS ...
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Get 'python-keyring' to stop prompting for 'encrypted keyring' password

Situation: I followed these instructions (http://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/KeyringExtension) on setting up the mercurial keyring-extension for mercurial. On a Ubuntu 12.04.4 (precise) machine it ...
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Easy command line method to determine specific ARM architecture string?

I'm trying to write a script which will determine actions based on the architecture of the machine. I already use uname -m to gather the architecture line, however I do not know how many ARM ...
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parse one field from an JSON array into bash array

I have a JSON output that contains a list of objects stored in a variable. (I may not be phrasing that right) [ { "item1": "value1", "item2": "value2", "sub items": [ { ...
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files saves to ntfs drive adhere to umask, ext4 does not

I have 2 storage drives, 1 is ntfs and the other is ext4. Both mounted in /media as Storage_1 and Storage_2 I've run chmod -R user:user /media/Storage_* I've tried putting umask=022 in ...
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Unable to change ulimit setting

I edited /etc/security/limits.conf to have root hard nofile 20000 root soft nofile 10000 And added session required pam_limits.so to /etc/pam.d/common-session and ...
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Minimal install of Ubuntu

I'm fairly new to linux but I want to install it on my chromebook with crouton. Is there a way to install something like lubuntu or xubuntu without any of the software normally bundled? For example, I ...
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Mounting alternate devices (with different mount options) at the same mount point

I have a server (running Ubuntu 14.04) that has a hot-swap drive bay. I typically use the hot-swap bay to mount one of a bunch of loose hard disks that I shuttle large scientific datasets around on. ...
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Ubuntu init script failed - trying to find out more detail about the error

My /var/log/boot.log shows this under Ubuntu 14.04: ... * Starting servicename <br> chown: invalid user: ‘username’<br> No passwd entry for user 'username'<br> * Starting ...
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Jenkins does not use system's locales

I got a interesting behavior in Jenkins. Jenkins' shell does not use my systems locales. Jenkins runs as user jenkins on my system. Logged in as jenkins via SSH: locale displayed: ...
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Installing Fedora with windows 8

I have a laptop with windows 8 and I installed Ubuntu and it is now dual booted. I want to replace the Ubuntu with fedora. When creating the partitioning the fedora gives me error : For a UEFI ...
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mounting/converting v2i image in linux

Is it possible to mount a v2i image in linux? Is there any mount.v2i program? Or is there any convertion tool to convert v2i image to something else like iso ? How can i Mount/Convert a v2i image? ...
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fstab group option?

Environment Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop 64-bit Problem only members of group_name should be allowed to mount,unmount and read,write,execute drive_name Potential Solution edit /etc/fstab add ...