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What is the difference between RGB and YCbCr?

In my Linux Mint ATI Catalyst setup I have set YCbCr as default for Color Pixel Format? What is the difference? I subjectively think that RGB (Full RGB) is better for my eyes. YCbCr seems to be ...
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Change terminal prompt Ubuntu

I have cloned a git repository to a folder in my workspace: /home/jose/workspace/very-very-very-long-repository-name/ so when i browse to it in my terminal it looks like ...
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Rsnapshot destination full - how to safely rerun?

I ran my Rsnapshot backup today but my external drive became full half-way through the incremental backup (I have about 20 incremental backups now). "rsync: write failed on "": No space left on ...
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Ubuntu: How to configure DNS servers in /etc/network/interfaces correctly for resolvconf?

All examples I have seen of configurations (/etc/network/interfaces) showed that you configure an interface and then underneath that gave the dns-* lines such as: auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static ...
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Equivalent of these commands in the following distros [closed]

These commands: dpkg -i apt-get install apt-get update apt-get remove apt-get dist-upgrade apt-get purge in these distros: Opensuse, Fedora, Gentoo, Arch, Slackware.
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How to recover from a chmod -R 000 /bin?

And now I am unable to chmod it back.. or use any of my other system programs. Luckily this is on a VM I've been toying with, but is there any way to resolve this? The system is Ubuntu Server 12.10. ...
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“PS/2 Generic Mouse” gets lost. How to reload without reboot?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04LTS on a ThinkPad E420s. My Trackpoint is recognized as "PS/2 Generic Mouse". My problem is that it doesn't load/disappears after booting or after suspension. I can't move ...
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How compatible is Centos in respect to hardware for desktop systems?

I have been tasked with creating a promotional/sales tool for our clients and sales people . (about 8400 users) It is expected that the tool will be used on office and home systems. The tool will ...
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Unable to upgrade Cinnamon with Linux Mint 13

I would like to upgrade to the latest version of Cinnamon. I'm running Linux Mint 13 in a virtual machine. Everywhere I look, I see the same instructions: > sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Connecting from OpenVPN Server to MySQL Server

I have an OpenVPN server installed on a server. What I'm trying to do connect from the OpenVPN server using the mysql client to the MySQL server than is connected to the OpenVPN server using a ...
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Can't connect unsecured wifi from Wicd or terminal

I can connect without issue to WPA networks, but if I am somewhere like a hotel and try to connect to an unsecured WiFi, things hang at the DHCP part and I don't get an IP assigned. I'm running ...
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denyhosts is blocking existing users from logging in from unknown (new) IP addresses

I have denyhosts set up and working on Ubuntu 12.04. It apparently works well, except it is too strict. I can log in from any IP address that I have added to hosts.allow in advance. My sshd_config ...
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How can I be notified about state changes to a VPN adapter

On Ubuntu 12.04 - actually Kubuntu, but I am using NetworkManager, so the configuration should be the same - I have configured a few VPN connections. Now, if I have a long-running up- or download, ...
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Overflow /tmp mounted when there is free space on /

I recently faced an "overflow" issue on /tmp. I don't have a separate /tmp partition, and there is 17% free in / – then why did I get an overflow tmp filesystem? # /etc/fstab: static file ...
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How to set-up a online SVN server on my laptop

I had created a local SVN server on my laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 and its working perfectly fine. Now I want to make my laptop as server for some valid users who can access my SVN server though ...
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NTP not syncing in a VM

I'm managing some VirtualBox developer environments. The time drifts out of sync when the box is suspended, so I want to use NTP to keep it in sync. NTP doesn't seem to be doing its job, though - the ...
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How can I view foreign languages in Chromium?

I just installed the minimal version of Ubuntu. (To be specific, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" 32-bit.) This version does not have all the tools that are usually avaialble in normal ...
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Triple Booting; Windows, Ubuntu, Linux Mint by Windows Installer

I wanted to install Linux Mint 14.1 using the Windows Installer (mint4win.exe). I copied mint4win.exe to HDD, and when I running it, it prompts me to uninstall Ubuntu. Previously I installed Ubuntu ...
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tun0 enabling after installing openvpn

I just installed openvpn but can't see tun0 when I do ifconfig. when I ssh to a remote server, I get the error: debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password How can I enable it? ...
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nginx should not handle unicorn's request

I have a server on which I have configured Nginx and Unicorn, where Unicorn servers static pages. In my case I'm writing a rewrite rule in Nginx that, if a request comes to mydomain.com it should ...
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Enable Compiz Fusion at startup kde

Compiz is "temporarily disabled" by default, I have to enable Compiz by pressing Alt+Shift+F12 every time I start my computer. Can somebody please tell me how it can be enabled automatically at ...
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Cron job doesn't seem to be executing in ubuntu

I have a script located /myscript/script.sh and I have a cronjob that I submitted like this: sudo crontab -e The contents of the crontab are as follows: */1 * * * * ./myscript/script.sh The ...
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adding additional tracks using sox and the command line

I'm trying to add additional tracks using sox using the command line Example: I have several different stereo tracks a drum track, vocal track, effects track, etc. Can I add additional stereo tracks ...
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Is it possible to configure applications to use different network interfaces differently? If yes, how?

I am running scrapy on ubuntu server 13. And while it is crawling the network becomes very slow and it becomes difficult to even ssh into the system. I think I can solve the problem by having one ...
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Bacula + bat on Ubuntu Maverick

Okay, so I have a goal, and I'm unsure of the best steps to take to get there. Goal: Set up a Linux VM in VirtualBox (Host: Windows Server 2008 R2) Setup Bacula in a Linux environment Get Bacula to ...
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Why is my shell script hanging on `apt-get -y upgrade`?

Ubuntu : sudo DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get -y update sudo DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive apt-get -y upgrade sudo reboot Script is always interrupted after upgrade and then it will stay on ...
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Getting wmctrl to work with multiple Emacs windows

I'm trying to write a script that switches focus to Emacs. This is what I have: #!/bin/bash wmctrl -a 'emacs@pat-ubuntu-desktop' It works fine when there is only one Emacs window (or "frame," in ...
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executable lies about own existence [duplicate]

Okay, I'm completely baffled on this one. I'm installing a piece of software called InterPro Scan for my superiors, and it is complaining about an executable not existing. Please see below. ...
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Find used drivers for printer

My printer CANON PIXMA MP170 (usb) doesn't work on Debian 7 amd64 but does work on my Ubuntu 12.04 i386. I've tried a lot of tutorial about this but no success. So for now I'd like to to know more ...
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Procmail: Denying special privileges for “/etc/procmailrcs/default.rc”

I'm trying to setup postfix, dovecot and procmail to work together with virtual users. In the end I want to have virtual users and the possibility to add rules to sort incoming rules. For the last ...
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GPU not listed in lspci after SysRQ reboot

I have my Ubuntu Server machine with XFX 7970 GPU in it, and sometimes, when ATI driver fails, I have to reboot it manually. When I'm trying to reboot the machine using SysRQ, the system reboots ...
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How can I check if mysql is installed using a bash script?

I need to check if mysql is installed from within a bash script. What would be an efficient way of doing that? I thought I could do this: if [ ! -f `which mysql` ] ; then echo "foo" fi But I ...
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Unable to mount ext2 hard drive

I have been trying to mount an ext2 hard drive in ubuntu server, but when i run sudo mount /dev/sdb /media/mynewdrive -t ext2 I get wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdb1, missing ...
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Is VMWare causing my Linux host to lose network connectivity?

I recently upgraded to Xubuntu 13.04 from 12.10, which required uninstalling and reinstalling VMWare Player for Linux. Soon after (not exactly sure the timing) I lost network connectivity on my host ...
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Creating a User-less Distro

One of the popular programs I use is GParted, and it has its own custom distro, that boots straight to the desktop, and starts the program. I couldn't find any information on creating such a distro. I ...
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(L)ubuntu 12.04 syslog to custom file (not /var/log/syslog but /var/log/mylog) - ubuntu 12.04

I successfully tested the following syslog "hello world" example on ubuntu 12.04: // gcc giuspexample.c -o giuspexample #include <syslog.h> int main(int argc, char *argv[]) { ...
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How to Install Oracle 11gR2 on Ubuntu Server 13.04

I want to install Oracle 11gR2 for Linux on Ubuntu Server 13.04. I have downloaded Oracle 11gR2 for Linux, and when I execute use runinstaller it require GUI supported files. While Google I got ...
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Ubuntu cannot start from terminal

Ubuntu 12.04 By a mistake, I stopped lightdm. Then switched to tty1, and rebooted. Now, After startup, It just came a black screen with a cursor, can type nothing. I tried Ctrl+F1 to F12 (and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 resolver setup

When investigating how the DNS setup of my os (Ubuntu 12.04) works, I came to some questions I could not really find on the web. So what I observed was, that ubuntu uses Dnsmasq as a DNS resolver. ...
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Downloading the Google search results page using Linux commands

When I try using wget command, the page which gets downloaded contains only the lefthand side part. I want the right-hand side part of the search-results page, which is called Knowledge Graph. Can ...
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How to put backtrack on a partition with Windows XP

This is a similar question to my previous one. I now am trying to get Backtrack5 onto a separate partition of my main hard drive with windows but the site says that I need a clean hard drive. Is ...
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Sharing /boot between two Ubuntu 12.04 Server installations?

This question may seem trivial at first sight, but it has certain implications and I'm wondering what is the recommended path to take here. Assume the following scenario: a server system. The default ...
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Running a daemon as a non-privileged user

I am trying to set up a Thin Ruby application server on my Ubuntu VPS. I have created a specific account, installed rbenv under it along with all gems. I am looking for a convenient way to obtain the ...
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Compiling FreeRTOS on ubuntu

How could I compile the FreeRTOS Source Code and run it (possibly on qemu) on Ubuntu 11.04?
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Ubuntu : after upgrade, wire network is unstable

Yesterday I have upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04. After I upgrade, I have a serious problem with network (I use wire network): my network is unstable. After a short time using it, it often disconnects. It ...
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Networking not working on ubuntu server 12.10 on B75MA-P45 mobo

Just got some new parts to but together a local development server with Ubuntu server 12.10 and I can't get networking working. I have an airport extreme for my router and it works find with CentOS ...
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How do I get Fedora 17 boot media to boot my laptop?

I have been using Ubuntu since Ubuntu 11.10 came out. I was very satisfied with how Ubuntu has evolved over the past few years, but now I would like to try out Fedora 17 since that has been out for a ...
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How to configure external IP addresses for LXC guests?

I'm exploring the LXC features in Ubuntu 12.04 and I really want to set up a network like this: client1: 192.168.56.101/24 lxc-host: 192.168.56.102/24 guest1 192.168.56.201/24 guest2 ...
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How can I build fdupes from source on Ubuntu?

I would like to make a few changes to the fdupes code. I know I can grab the source code from the website - but is there a better way on Ubuntu / Debian? After getting the source this way where is ...
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openssl-1.0.1e compiling on Debian

I am compiling OpenSSL-1.0.1e on Debian Lenny (armv4 architecture). I have been following the instruction on http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/postlfs/openssl.html to compile the source ...