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relation between unity on ubuntu and unity game engine?

I am just curious to know if there is any kind of relation between Unity(the latest shell interface for gnome in ubuntu) and the Unity game engine, apart from having the same name ? I'm no expert in ...
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telnet to localhost and loopback device IP works, but not LAN ip (Xen + Ubuntu)

I have set up Xen + Ubuntu per the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/XenProposed. I am now ready to install a HVM guest OS (Ubuntu Desktop 12.04). After I start my HVM guest OS xen ...
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Linux Ubuntu / Mint Live CD user-home customization

I'm trying to customize Linux Mint Live CD with these instruction (uck doesn't work for me). What I want is to have more icons at its Live CD user (/home/mint/Desktop) but I can't find /home/mint on ...
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Dead (compose) keys not working in GTK apps since upgrade

I'm running Kubuntu with KDE as my main desktop environment. A while ago I set up dead keys so I can type Chinese pinyin and other accented letters and special characters. As a side note, I use IBUS ...
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domain 'ubuntu-hvm' does not exists, xen + ubuntu, hvm guest os installation problem

I am following the installation/setup instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/XenProposed to install ubuntu + xen. I was able to install a PV guest OS. However, when I got to the HVM guest ...
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chmod: What does the `+a` parameter mean?

I was following a tutorial and it told me to run sudo chmod +a "SOME_PARAMS" some/dir I was surprised to see that fail telling me chmod: invalid mode: `+a' So I wonder: What does the +a mode ...
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Why does debian and ubuntu default to runlevel 2?

I never thought about this before, but I was wondering why they chose runlevel 2. Every other distro and OS I've used default to runlevel 3 (with the exception of AIX which also defaults to runlevel ...
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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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Is there an easy way to stop and reissue a command?

I am doing Node.js development in Ubuntu and I'm curious if there is a way to quickly stop and restart a node server. I run this command to start my app: $ node app.js When I make changes to ...
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Unable to connect to a wifi network with an SSID containing diacritics

My current WiFi network (and i'm writing this with the help of Windows -.- ) has a diacritic in it's SSID: "ö". If changing the SSID is not an option, how to connect to such a network? This does not ...
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Wireless connection connecting and disconnecting all the time

I am running Ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop and I use a 3G USB modem for my Internet connection. I wanted to share this Internet connection with my girlfriend's laptop that is running Window XP. ...
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'mv' equivalent of drag and drop with replace?

In a GUI environment, a drag-and-drop with replace will replace files and entire directories (including contents) with whatever is being copied in. Is there a way to accomplish this same intuitive ...
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Problem with SSH “ Write failed: Broken pipe ” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does the Broken pipe message mean in an SSH session? I run a program on server with SSH ! the program runs normaly and after a period of time i receve a message ...
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In awesome window manager, how can I make key bindings send keyboard events?

I don't think that title probably helps very much, but here's my issue: I'm using the awesome window manager and am trying to make my key bindings to be similar in flavor to OSX for special keys. ...
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inode limitation on a 500GB hard disk? Can you explain please?

I am launching a social networking website on LAMP Stack on Linux Ubuntu, I know that people are going to upload lots of pictures. Let's say I have 5000 users and each user upload a minimum of 100 ...
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Can't install pg gem

I cant get the pg gem to install. I have tried --with-pg_config and it didnt work. Gem::Installer::ExtensionBuildError: ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension. ...
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Hiding files on FTP server

I have an Ubuntu server and I run an FTP server on it. I changed its folder structure and want to restrict access of users to some of the files not all of them in a way that other files be hidden to ...
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Retrieve deleted files on Linux VM guest

I use Ubuntu on VMware to learn how to use Linux. I used rm on some folders and mistakenly deleted some files from /etc. I have some very important files on it. Is there a way to retrieve that files, ...
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SSH login with clear text password as a parameter?

I need to login to a user that I've created on a remote host running Ubuntu. I can't use an ssh key because the ssh login will happen from a bash script ran within a server that I won't have access to ...
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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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Configuring syslogd in Ubuntu

In CentOS and many other distros you can configure syslogd using /etc/syslog.conf but in Ubuntu there is no such file. Which file I should edit for configuring syslogd in Ubuntu.
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How do I install the cs_CZ.ISO8859-2 locale on Ubuntu 12.04

I need the cs_CZ.ISO8859-2 locale to exist on Ubuntu 12.04 so a specific unit test can pass. The test makes the following call: std::locale("cs_CZ.ISO8859-2") On my OS X Lion install, this locale ...
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acpi_listen returns different result in Ubuntu than Arch Linux

Ubuntu is able to detect my Lenovo "Mic Mute" button with acpi_listen, but when I try it on Arch Linux, there is no output available. Model: Thinkpad X220 4290LY9 Tried to add acpi_osi=Linux in ...
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What are the ramifications of not having a valid partition table?

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu from 11.10 (Oneiric) to 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) on a Dell Inspiron B130 Laptop. When I run fdisk -l it says that my HD doesn't contain a valid partition table. I have ...
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Install Ubuntu for Android

Canonical has an item on their site called Ubuntu for Android. This is a special distribution of Ubuntu which integrates with the Android system. Their website mentions that it is specifically ...
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Linux kernel compiling commands [closed]

I'm trying to make a mini operating system (using the linux kernel). I'm planning on it being for x86 and I'm trying to make it so that it not only runs on qemu but also on a real device. What are the ...
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Mail Dispatcher Agent: Could not access the outbox folder (Unknow error. (Failed to fetch the resource collection.))

Why am I receiving this error message on Kubuntu since I upgraded to 12.04 and how can I make it stop appearing? It appears as a pop up balloon above the system tray. Mail Dispatcher Agent: Could not ...
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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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Is there a way to determine when a binary was compiled or installed?

Is there a way to determine when a binary was compiled or installed? For example, I have a binary mdrun_d, and I would like to know when this particular binary was compiled or installed. The system ...
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Repackaging a Debian package

I need instructions on how to do repackage a .deb package. Situation: I have a .deb package for an application with no source. I need to modify a Description field, save the file change and ...
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Run a script after lid is opened

I would like to run a script after my laptop lid is opened. is there anything like rc.local that is run after the laptop wakes up after suspending? I use Ubuntu 12 (I need it because some of the ...
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SSH into Ubuntu VM remotely

I don't have much Linux or networking experience, but I'm trying to SSH into an Ubuntu virtual machine from outside of my home network. The Ubuntu virtual machine (running inside VirtualBox) is ...
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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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Recover many files using ntfsundelete

I am using the following command to scan for deleted files: sudo ntfsundelete /dev/sda1 -S 400m-20g -p 100 How can I restore the all of the results? I have tried: sudo ntfsundelete /dev/sda1 -u ...
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How can I run my own scripts in kate 3.8.2? “External tools” isn't available in the plugins section

I am using Kubuntu 12.04 LTS. How can I run my own scripts in kate 3.8.2? It appears that the plugin named External tools is no longer available. I would like to run Python or shell scripts in kate ...
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xinerama, 2 cards, 3 monitors

I've been trying to get this right and I'm so nearly there, but not quite. This machine has an Intel adapter with one monitor, and an ATI adapter with two. I'm happy to use xinerama to get this ...
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Split a physical X display into two virtual displays?

I just purchased a TripleHead2Go and configured it using OSX. What this box does is simply take 1-3 multiple external monitors and combine their signal into one single resolution. I'm using two ...
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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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Can a linux user change their password without knowing the current password?

I'm setting up a few ubuntu boxes, and using opscode's chef as a configuration tool. It would be fairly easy to install public keys for each user on each of these servers, and disable password ...
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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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Terminal - display too small to run menuconfig?

I am trying to install drivers and when I try to run the command make menuconfig I get the error message that the "display is too small" for that command? What does this mean, and how to solve this? ...
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Achieving full resolution with PowerVR SGX454 on Ubuntu 12.04

I have a Mini-PC with an ASRock AD2700B-ITX motherboard, which has an Intel PowerVR SGX545 on-board graphic chip. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on it today. Everything is working properly and is quite ...
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Alt-Left on OSX to behave like Alt-Left on Ubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change previous/next word shortcut in bash? When connected to a ubuntu server bash shell, I can hold alt key and press the left or right keys to move forward or ...
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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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Booting Laptop with external monitor stalls

Whenever I try to boot linux with an external monitor attached to my laptop, it hangs after checking the battery state with the following message repeated several times: ...crtc_helper_set_config... ...
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Allowing an entire subnet on Ubuntu server 11.10

I am trying to allow all hosts in my subnet to connect to a server I have running in VirtualBox with ssh. I have tried several different methods so far, none of which have made any progress. What I ...
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Finding files that use the most disk space

Is it possible to list the largest files on my hard drive? I frequently use df -H to display my disk usage, but this only gives the percentage full, GBs remaining, etc. I do a lot of data-intensive ...
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“error: no such device” at boot in Ubuntu Server 11.10 with Raid1

I have a configuration of 4 HDD's as Raid1 2 pairs of 2 HDD's. First Raid1 pair is for system, so I just made an 40GB space for swap, and the rest of it for the root, the second pair of Raid1 is for ...
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terminal: non-english characters

I used to be able to copy&paste (or type if I load respective keyboard layout) any kind of characters (eg. é ö ñ ß و 好) in my console/terminal. Now I bought a new computer and it does not work ...
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VirtualBox: two network interfaces (NAT and host-only ones) in a Debian guest on Ubuntu

I created a Debian VM on VirtualBox with two interfaces: a NAT one (for accessing internet) and a host-only one. However, I do not know how to make both interfaces work at the same time. If I the ...