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Wine cdrom mount locations on Linux Mint 10 (Ubuntu 10.10) — problems post install/switching discs

I've been trying to install a few windows games with wine on Linux Mint 10 (based on ubuntu 10.10), but I am finding that my cd-rom mount points aren't standard. ie: rather than /media/cdrom I get ...
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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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forwarding DHCP packets

I've got this configuration: WRouter ->(by wifi) Computer1 And I want to add another computer (computer2) connected by cable to computer1. Is it possible then to configure computer1 to forward ...
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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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List explicitly installed packages

In Gentoo there is the file /var/lib/portage/world that contains packages that I explicitly installed. By explicit I mean, packages that I choose, not including anything installed by default, or ...
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How to unpack libc6 source on Hardy using debian/rules?

How do I unpack the libc6 source code on Hardy without building everything? I run apt-get source libc6 and I get $ ls -1d glibc-2.7/* glibc-2.7/debian glibc-2.7/glibc-2.7.tar.bz2 ...
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/etc/rc.d vs /etc/init.d

Is ubuntu's /etc/init.d directory exactly equivalent (functionally) to what I presume to be the more standard /etc/rc.d/ (at least on arch)? Is there any particular reason canonical used init.d ...
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Does verifying packages enhance security and/or stability of a system?

RedHat/CentOS and Ubuntu both provide packages to verify the contents of a package. CentOS uses rpm -V. Ubuntu uses debsums. I've spoken to admins who run these tools to verify the packages on their ...
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VPN issues on web browsing

I'm using Ubuntu Maverick and this is the setup: Our router connects us to the company's VPN through which we can access some internal websites. I have to connect also to a customer's VPN in order to ...
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Ubuntu Login for first time

I installed Ubuntu 10.04, but when I tried to login I found out that my keyboard is inactive. I searched the Internet and learned how to activate the on-screen keyboard. But, when I activate the ...
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How come I installed Ubuntu 64 bit on a Pentium 4 machine?

I have just tried booting the Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit live USB on this machine and to my amazement everything works fine. I even installed the system, after which I checked with uname -a and the result is ...
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Ubuntu Desktop lost

On my Ubuntu 10.10 system, after configuring an external CRT to clone my desktop over S-Video, I've lost my desktop icon and right clicking on it does not show the menu or the menu bar. I've tried to ...
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Linux distro installation on 64 bit processor

I am trying to install Ubuntu/Fedora 64 bit versions on my machine and they shout back saying my CPU does not support x86_64 bit architecture and forces me to use i686 versions. I am currently ...
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How do I watch my webcams feed in linux

In windows I can open "My Computer" and click on the "Webcam" icon to get a feed from my webcam. I can also take snapshots of that feed. Can I do the same in Ubuntu? Without installing any extra ...
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fdisk unable to open

I am having problems using fdisk to clear the partition table of my sd card. The sd card is identified in the /dev folder when inserted into the sd card reader, but when the following command in run: ...
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Gnome panel missing application icons, chat bubble menu, and power menu

I've been messing around with my system too much and messed something up. I'm new to Ubuntu, but have been using linux on servers for a few years. I'm not sure of the correct terminology so I'm ...
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What is the preferred way to install new versions of software?

I have installed Ubuntu Server 10.10 and now I want to install some software like PostgreSQL, Nginx and PHP. But what is the preferred way to get the latest stable version of the software? E.g I ...
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vmlinuz file for Ubuntu

How do I look for the vmlinuz file for Ubuntu from SUSE. I try: mount /dev/sda5 /mnt then cd /boot, but I don't see the vmlinuz file for Ubuntu. Where is it? The /boot directory is empty.
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What is $debian_chroot in .bashrc?

What is the debian_chroot variable in my bashrc file? and what is it doing here? PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\u@\h:\w\$ '
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Preseeding Ubuntu 10.04

I need to preseed a dual boot installation of Ubuntu 10.04. I want partman to use all already existing Linux partitions and all free space (like the option when installing Fedora) what would that ...
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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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How can I install perldoc on Ubuntu?

Ubuntu 10.10 comes with Perl 5.10.1 pre-installed, but strangely enough perldoc isn't part of the package. $ perldoc You need to install the perl-doc package to use this program. How can I make ...
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How do I mount a WD MyBook World network drive in linux?

I have a WD MyBook World NAS on my home network. I currently use this for Time Machine backups for my Mac but I'd also like to use it as a backup location for my linux box which is running Ubuntu ...
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Is there a way to empty the trash/wastebasket from the command line?

This would be great especially considering the latest version of Ubuntu is very slow when displaying directories on my PC...
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How to align applets on Gnome panel

Does anyone know how to align applets on Gnome panel? For example I add notification area and there's five icons (you see it on the left of processor icon). Then, I plug my BlueTooth adapter out of my ...
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temporary setting the path in an “init” file

I have an "init" file that reads #!/bin/sh export PATH=$PATH:/home/me/morph_numsys/software/bin by which I'd just like to set the path to that folder for only this bash session. However, when I ...
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swapon: Operation not permitted

I'm running this as root, obviously. I've created a file called /swap/sw1, by dumping 512 megs of /dev/zero into it. I then ran mkswap, which said: Setting up swapspace version 1, size = 524284 KiB ...
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Evolution Check mail when Window is closed

In Ubuntu/Gnome under the mail icon in the tray, there are chat, mail, and broadcast. opening the chat logs into your IM accounts and keeps you logged in when closing the main window. But it appears ...
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Installing Java into Ubuntu 10.04 Firefox/Chrome

I'm having a really hard time getting the Java browser plugin to install in Ubuntu 10.04. I've tried searching all over the place, but everyone seems to recommend installing the packages that no ...
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sending & receiving files with windows

I have some movie files on my Ubuntu computer that I would like to send to my XP laptop. Using a USB is too much hassle. Is there any other way of achieving this? Something like the scp command would ...
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Configuring a package that was downloaded using apt-get

I have to reconfigure PHP with some extra options but since I downloaded it on Ubuntu using apt-get I can't seem to find the source anywhere (php -i points the source to a tmp folder which no longer ...
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Sound card not found anymore

I started my ubuntu today and Audio card was not working. Card is not even listed with lshw. No device with description like physical id: 1b (I remember the old device settings). Any ideas?
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How does Ubuntu lock my Live USB?

I notice that, after booting from my Live USB (with Ubuntu inside) and shutdown, I won't be able to boot it again, unless I unplug the USB and plug it in again. Is this a side-effect of something, or ...
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Setting up a development environment in Ubuntu

I'm a long time Window user. Recently, I learned JavaScript/PHP/mySql and considered that Ubuntu Server will be the choice. I'll still work on Windows XP/7, though. Here's my idea Development ...
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Ubuntu won't Hibernate

With my new built computer Ubuntu 10.4 lucid won't hibernate or suspend. It's a custom-built Core i7 on the Gigabyte X58A-UD3R motherboard. Hibernate is enabled in the bios. Running sudo hibernate ...
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Windows 7 Dual Boot + Virtualization under Ubuntu 10.04?

Question: I currently have a dual boot: Win 7 x64 Pro & Ubuntu 10.04.1 x64. Is there a way to boot Win 7 as a virtual machine under Ubuntu without reinstalling anything, in addition to ...
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Problems with RPM (JRE)

I'm trying to install a JRE on Ubuntu 10.04, but I failed: oneat@oneat-desktop:~/Downloads$ sudo rpm -i --force-debian jre-6u21-linux-i586.rpm error: Failed dependencies: /bin/basename is needed ...
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How do I set up dual monitor wallpaper (Ubuntu/NVIDIA)?

On Ubuntu 10.4 with NVIDIA drivers I have dual monitors setup with TwinView. How do I configure a single wallpaper to span both monitors? Right now the same wallpaper is replicated on both monitors. ...
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Installing Ubuntu, how do I get it to recognize the Crucial RealSSD C300?

I'm building a new rig and got the RealSSD C300 for its supposedly stellar performance, but it is not recognized when I try to install Ubuntu 10.4LTS 64-bit. Is there anything that I can do to get ...
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Linux as virtualisation host and client performance under Core i7?

(to skip the details, jump to last paragraph) A few months ago I built what I thought was a beefed up box with an AMD Phenom II X4 955, 8 GB DDR3 1333 mHz RAM plus a nice motherboard (can't remember ...
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Command line join of password protected wireless networks in Ubuntu, Arch Linux, or other distros?

Is there a way to join a password protected wireless network via the command line in installations of Ubuntu or Arch Linux with no desktop environment or any GUI installed? Also, could this be done ...
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Getting Ubuntu working with eSATA (Intel H57 chipset)

Does anyone know if there's kernel support for the eSATA controller in the Intel H57 chipset, or if there's a driver for it somewhere? (Full disclosure: Asked over on SuperUser.com, no luck, but as ...
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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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NFSv3 with Kerberos “unmatched host” error

I've setup NFSv4 using Kerberos (works great), but now I need to add NFSv3 with Kerberos. When trying to mount the NFSv3 export, I get a permission needed error on the client and on the server the ...
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Application shortcuts

Where are the application shortcuts (Settings -> XFCE 4 Settings Manager -> Keyboard -> Application Shortcuts) saved?
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Why am I getting a “Cannot revert to safe mode” error whenever I try to run a game?

I'm using internal VGA these days and I've got a problem: I can't run any games. I always get this errors: --------- [Loading Renderer] --------- Initializing OpenGL display ...setting fullscreen ...
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vcenter server on Linux?

I am working with VMware and preparing a vcenter server on a Windows server. I would like to know, how good is vcenter in linux - has anyone tried it? I would like to work with Ubuntu server, unless ...
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File sharing with Windows

I have a small home network consisting of two computers. One is running Windows 7 and the other Ubuntu 10.04. Neither computer is permanently on. I am trying to set up file sharing between the two. ...
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Ubuntu: How can I disable boot and logout screen

I want to be able to see all stuff from the boot process, just like in Debian. I instaled startupmanager but It only change boot screen to more ugly. I search google and find that you must remove ...
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Create directory in /var/run/ at startup

I'm using apache2 and postgres running on Ubuntu Server 10.04. I have removed the startup scripts for both of these apps and I'm using supervisor to monitor and control them. The problem I have run ...