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Building a custom xbmc distro with ubuntu

How could you use Ubuntu to create your own distro of XBMC (ex. Boxee Plex)? Is there a site (I checked XBMC's wiki and found nothing) that tells you how to do this?
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Is my USB hard disk dead?

My USB hard disk started to make some beep type of sound and then stopped working. I have to replug the hard disk to make it work again. After some time same sound is heard and again it stops ...
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Installing openjdk-7-jdk does not update java (which is still version 1.6)

I am having issues updating Java. I am running Ubuntu 11.10. I can execute sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk and it completes successfully. javac -version is 1.7, however java -version is 1.6. This ...
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Install new most recent python package in ubuntu?

I could really do with installing matplotlib 1.1.0 on my ubunutu 11.10 system. The current ubuntu package is at 1.0.1, how do I use the new one?
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In Debian based systems, how do we purge configuration files of packages that have already been uninstalled?

To be more specific, I would like to do the equivalent of adding the --purge flag to the following command sudo apt-get autoremove --purge [package name] to packages that are no longer on the ...
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Kill all process of users in Ubuntu?

How to kill all process of one user? When I make ps aux I obtain a list of process with several users, and I want to kill all process of user name1 for example! What's a command to do that in Ubuntu? ...
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What is the difference between a symlink and binding with fstab?

In Eric Hammond's article Running MySQL on Amazon EC2 with EBS he shows how to add a second drive (/vol/) and then progresses to move mysql's config and data there. /sdh gets mounted as /vol by ...
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How can I act on the results of the “locate” command?

I'm trying to find where check_dns is defined in nagios' commands.cfg file, although there are quite a few files. I know I could run something like find / -name "command.cfg" -exec grep check_dns {} ...
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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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Do I have duplicate packages?

I'm on linux mint 12, when i run sudo apt-get update i see: W: Duplicate sources.list entry http://www.duinsoft.nl/pkg/ debs/all i386 Packages ...
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Running script before shutdown seemingly not working

I created a small script backup_files.sh and placed it in /etc/init.d: #/bin/sh logfile=/media/verbatim/log date >> $logfile rsync -av /home/philipp/Documents /media/verbatim/ >> $logfile ...
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Build an Affordable Linux Tablet [closed]

I have 3 young children and my wife has asked that the girls get a tablet, for basic gaming, and online web tutorials (school work usually). Has anyone created or built a good affordable Linux ...
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Tuxcut -software in ubuntu

I need to know how Tuxcut works. I am using it to cut the IP address of other computers in my subnet (Local Area Network) in college. I have searched but haven't found anything. I'm using TuxCut in ...
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SSH, FTP, HTTP stopped working

I'm facing a problem with a Linux webserver of mine. It's a VM Ubuntu 10.4 LTS which runs a Wordpress network site. Out of the blue with no changes being made on the back end, ftp has stopped as has ...
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Which Linux distribution is suitable for serverside development and somewhat easy to use?

I need to setup a Linux-based server which is going to be the backend for our web services. This is what I need: (In order of importance) A GUI to manage applications and files It would be running ...
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Terminal change keys

Is it possible in the Unix terminal to change some of the keyboard keys? For example: when I press , then _ gets printed? If this is indeed possible, how do I go about doing that? I'm on Ubuntu.
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Install MultiUpload Extension in MediaWiki

I am trying to install "MultiUpload" mediawiki extension. I followed the installation instructions and added below code to my mediawiki "LocalSetting.php" file ...
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Configuring multiple static IP addresses for a disk image

Using Ubuntu 10.04 I'm using Clonezilla to create and install a customized image. I'd like to be able to set up multiple static IP addresses. For example, I'd like the first interface to have the IP ...
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My laptop is not able to recover from suspend and hibernate

I have a acer aspire 5750G laptop. I am running ubuntu 11.04. The uname -a reads the following: Linux admin-Aspire-5750G 2.6.38-13-generic-pae #56-Ubuntu SMP Tue Feb 14 14:32:30 UTC 2012 ...
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GUI not working in Ubuntu 11.04 after removing some packages

I accidentally removed i32-libs using the following command sudo apt-get remove ia32-libs Now the GUI is not working properly: when I login, it just shows me a small terminal on one side of ...
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File in Ubuntu equivalent to /etc/inittab file in RedHat

I searched a lot but can't get any solution. My question is what file in Ubuntu is equivalent to /etc/inittab file in RedHat. In RedHat /etc/inittab file contains the setting related to runlevel in ...
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Slow system after running a KDE GUI application from a Debian Squeeze chroot

I have a PC with Ubuntu 11.04 and a Debian Squeeze chroot installed in it. As soon as I start any KDE application from within chroot (and installed there), e.g. Kompare for viewing git diff output, ...
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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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How close is cdebconf able to serve as a drop-in replacement for debconf?

Most of the internet information around cdebconf is circa 06`, or I was just unable to find its location. Please mention if recent documentation, or FAQ, is available. Is cdebconf able to serve as ...
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Toggle touchpad in HP ProBook 4530s

I have a small problem. I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my HP laptop and among some problems, I'm trying to solve a touchpad problem. It's working, but I can't toggle it on/off. In Suse Linux Enterprise ...
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Backup Ubuntu as an installer

I'm using ubuntu since 2007/8 and still I use the same system with upgrading it. I'm not a person who good in linux but developing under linux. Now I want to format the system and re install a new, ...
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How can I update to a newer version of Git using apt-get?

I've just set up a new machine with Ubuntu Oneiric 11.10 and then run apt-get update apt-get upgrade apt-get install git Now if I run git --version it tells me I have git version 1.7.5.4 but on my ...
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Rsyslog log rotation using output channels

I'm running rsyslogd 4.2.0 on Ubuntu. I'm trying to use the output channel feature described here: http://www.rsyslog.com/doc/rsyslog_conf_output.html Here's the relevant portion of my config: ...
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Setting up a cronjob as a file

I want to create a cronjob at my Ubuntu server by adding/modifying a file in the /etc/cron.d folder, rather than using crontab -e as it's not too easy to automate. I've managed to make a file looking ...
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Grub not installing properly with two seperate discs

I'm trying to set up a dual boot Windows 7/ Ubuntu 11.10 I have 3 drives Linux - sda1 Swap - sda5 Windows - sdb1 Media - sdc1 I installed Windows first so that it didn't muck up my GRUB loader. ...
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How do I attach my LVM RAID's to a new Ubuntu install?

I have an Ubuntu 9 Desktop system that I mainly use as a media server. I have a 2TB RAID5 and a 500GB RAID1, both using LVM. The OS drive is a 4GB CompactFlash card which has finally run out of space. ...
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Remove duplicated Java packages

I'm on linux mint 12 I have installed Java, following the NetBeans instructions. It wasn't working on chrome, so I installed it like that: sudo echo 'deb http://www.duinsoft.nl/pkg debs all' ...
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How to find the IP address of a KVM Virtual Machine, that I can SSH into it?

I have follow this guide (Virtualization With KVM On Ubuntu 11.10) to setup my KVM (Virtual Machines Software) on my Ubuntu 11.10 Server. However, I didn't setup my VM's IP address when creating the ...
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Uninstall the Encrypted LVM function to remove the prompted password entry during Ubuntu Boot

When I installed Ubuntu 11.04 and I was offered the option of enabling "encrypted LVM" for my hard drive. After choosing that option, I am prompted for my password during boot to decrypt the LVM. ...
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Schedule halt using ConsoleKit and Dbus

I have been playing with Dbus (versions 1.4.0, in Ubuntu 10.10 and 1.4.14) and ConsoleKit (versions 0.4.1 and 0.4.5) to reboot or halt my computer without being a superuser. Everything works fine in ...
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Linux Operating system-NOT A KERNEL CHANGE [closed]

I tried to make an operating system with my on custom built kernel. It didn't work out to well. I am using ubuntu and have downloaded linux 3.2.7 from kernel.org . I am not trying to change the kernel ...
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How to register Nginx as a service, after installing Passenger?

I need passenger/nginx to run many sites on port 80. I have installed it with its own installer (per the instructions on the nginx website. But nginx is not registered as a service. I can only run it ...
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On a dual head system, how can I force the placement of a window to a certain desktop?

The relevant output of my xrandr configuration: xrandr -q Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 2304 x 1024, maximum 8192 x 8192 LVDS1 connected 1024x768+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y ...
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Installing glibc 2.3 for mysql server

I need to install mysql server and client for a project of mine so I downloaded the MySQL-client-5.1.61-1.glibc23.i386.rpm for the client and MySQL-server-5.1.61-1.glibc23.i386.rpm for the server. I ...
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How extend linux partition with?(after success to extend : fail to boot computer)

I have Ubuntu and I want to enlarge the disk space of /dev/sda1 from 10GB to 90GB. gparted Ubuntu 9.04 live cd show: Partition File System Size /dev/sda1 ext4 10GB /dev/sda2 ...
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Can you use grub to boot a RW partition file stored on a FAT32 HDD?

This is a bit tricky question. I have a Ubuntu 11.10 installed onto a USB 16GB Flash drive. I used the Ubuntu installer to do this. It runs great! Except the I/O is slow. I also have a 250GB USB ...
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pxe boot: problems with /etc/resolv.conf

I'm pxe booting a node (Ubuntu 11.10). The image of the node is created with debootstrap. Works great. Everything is loaded. When I login to the node I see that /etc/resolv.conf is empty. In the base ...
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How do I format c while installing Ubuntu?

I would like to try out Linux but I did not find how to format c while installing. There are 3 requirements at the beginning: 2.6 (?) GB storage Internet - this is ok And something else I have ...
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Auto running bash script on login

I wanted to make a script which ran automatically on login so I put it into the file ~/bash.profile, but it didnt run. When I put it in bashrc, it ran on opening a terminal. What I was doing in the ...
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How to launch an application with default “terminal emulator” on Ubuntu?

I wanted to execute some command in terminal emulator, like Konsole, but I need to make this cross-desktop. Is there some command like xdg-open, but for getting the default terminal emulator? I'm ...
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NFS keeps randomly crashing, breaks mount on other clients

I interconnect several of my Linux servers with NFS. For a while its been going fine but for some reason keeps getting more and more unstable Example: Copy a 4 GB file from client to NFS server, ...
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PXE boot with NFS: /sbin/init: No such file or directory

I'm trying to set up PXE boot with an ubuntu client. Created the dhcp-boot on my tomato router Added a tftp daemon on my FreeNas box Added a NFS mount on my FreeNas box Debootstrapped Ubuntu 11.10 ...
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Is there a way to have a web browser while no KDE or GNOME is installed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: install firefox in ubuntu-server edition I'm running an ubuntu machine (server actually) that does not have any user interface installed, only a command line. I was ...
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Remove notifications icon or make notifications fade after a while

Just installed Ubuntu 11.10, along with Gnome 3 to replace Unity. I'm using the classic Gnome look rather than the new one which is way too much like Unity for my tastes. Seems like everything is ...
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Ubuntu Server - Access webserver from other LAN computer, setting up SSH or FTP, closing ports?

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 x64 Server, with apache2 installed. The setup is pretty much default configuration. I have a few questions about; DocumentRoot/Static IP/Connect from LAN/SSH or ...