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What ghc package does cabal-install need?

I've just installed cabal to try and get http://dmwit.com/yeganesh/, but on running cabal-install it throws the error: cabal: ghc version >=6.4 is required but it could not be found. Apt-cache ...
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How does one open a new window from the shell with a specific size and position?

For example, say I wanted to start gnome-terminal with it's northwest corner at 0,0, and make the window 736x434 pixels (apparently the default, which allows for an an 80-character by 24-character ...
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Where does postfix store email?

I can't find any documentation on how postfix stores email. Where is it stored, and in what format? I'm using Ubuntu server 11
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Switching runlevel when moving /var to another partition

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and I would like to move /var to another partition using a python script. I found some directions that I thought were pretty good, but they call for switching to runlevel 1 ...
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Can I use a third-party repository intended for an older version of Ubuntu?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 but some repositories i have been using don't support new version of Ubuntu. So, is there any danger in using, say, Ubuntu 10.10 ("Koala") repository for Ubuntu 11.10? May I, ...
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ubuntu like lightdm in arch linux

I have just installed archlinux on a virtual machine and I managed to install lightdm by following the instructions given in https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/LightDM ...
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Creating a local in-house testing web server

What we are trying to achieve is to have an in house Linux-based (probably Ubuntu) web server which we can test on before pushing to our remote dedicated hosting server. The problem we are going to ...
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“Live” Processor hang under Ubuntu 11.10, how to diagnose/fix? [closed]

We recently upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 on a virtual server. Since the upgrade, the server will periodically "hang" with processor use at zero (according to monitoring). Monit is still running and ...
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Xubuntu and gtk apps problem

After upgrade from Ubuntu 11.04 to Ubuntu 11.10 I got disappointed with "Unity". I wanted my old-style Gnome 2 back. That's why i purged "Unity" and installed Xfce4. But, now i have a problem: All my ...
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How to manually insert a repository in source.list?

I tried to add a new APT repository using this command: add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao but I got a "command not found" error. I tried installing python-software-properties, but it's already ...
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X Session / xdmx, keybindings lost

I am using startx (with Xdmx) to run a remote session on another computer. However, when I do this, keybindings (especially control, alt and the cursor keys) are not correct on the remote ...
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Running a command when a CD/DVD/BD inserted

This seems like a simple question to me, but after two nights of searching and tinkering, I haven't been able to find anything promising. I am running a headless Ubuntu server. I want to be able to ...
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Upstart - when a given event occurs, in what order are the jobs run?

I am using Ubuntu 10.04.3, and am using upstart as the init daemon (pretty sure this is the default). When a given event occurs, in what order are the jobs run? Specifically, I'm referring to jobs ...
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Find a user's writable files and directories

How can I determine all files and folders that given user can write to? The user is nobody. Some script in bash or python, perhaps? I'm using Ubuntu 11.04
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Where are NetworkManager's WiFi settings stored?

I remember the days of playing with /etc/$WE/wpa_supplicant.conf to try and force a semi-secure network on a debian based system, but now on to xubuntu, I haven't needed to do any *.conf-ing in a ...
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Pinguy OS 11.04 WiFi and Wired Networking is not working

I was attempting to install Pinguy OS from a YUMI created USB thumb drive, with the computer wired to my router. The internet, however, was not working. After the install, it still is not working. ...
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Formatting secondary hard drive that has windows on it

I recently installed an setup an Ubuntu Server machine. It has two drives in it and the other drive has windows installed on it. (I didn't want to overwrite the windows installation until I had my ...
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How to configure permissions to allow gedit, apache, and an IDE play together?

I'm using plain Ubuntu Desktop 11.04 and installed my lamp stack using lamp-server. I am trying to use Netbeans as my IDE. Currently, all virtual hosts are being run from /var/www/vhostname -- but as ...
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Can't login into webmin on a VPS

I bought a VPS server, and I have installed webmin on it. When I want to login to webmin via: http://88.198.196.118:10000/ it will redirect me to: ...
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How to execute script on logging out?

I'm reading The Unix Programming Environment. There is an exercise question to print how much CPU time you have consumed when you log off by editing .profile. I tried with this trap 'times' 0 1 2 15 ...
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Copying linux install from non-RAID/x86 to RAID/x86-64

I'm copying an Ubuntu Server install from an x86 machine with a single hard disk to a new machine with x64 and two identical disks. Two partitions will span the new disks: One small-ish RAID1 for ...
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How to install Ubuntu 11.04 after installing OpenSolaris.2009.06 without causing any problems?

I have installed OpenSolaris.2009.06 on a server a few month ago, and have been working with it. Now I wanted to install Ubuntu 11.04. I have a large amount of sensitive data on OpenSolaris. Is there ...
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Fritz WLAN USB stick - Xlib/Xfree86 dev packages for installing Wine

I have installed Ubuntu 10.4 and want to install the driver for my Fritz WLAN USB stick according to http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/fritz!wlan_usb_stick (German site... sorry). Now I am trying to install ...
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deny any writing to given app and its children

So I have a Python app (which spawns other processes) which I want to deny any writing. It seems like a job for SELinux. Could you describe the steps needed to accomplish this, or perhaps direct me to ...
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How to limit ftp access to multiple places for one user

I don't even know how to write the correct question since it is a little confusing to ask it. Here is the problem. User X would like FTP access to /user/x folder and to /var/www/x folder. How can I ...
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How to see the iTunes shared library from Linux Banshee?

I'm trying to see my friend's Mac iTunes library through Banshee and can't get it to work. The daap is already installed and i still can't list their musics. Is there a way to make this work on ...
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Randomly logging out

My Xubuntu 10.04 system logs me out seemingly at random. How can I diagnose why this is happening and correct it?
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Ubuntu installed from mini-ISO under VirtualBox doesn't boot

I installed the mini ISO of Ubuntu 11.04 in VirtualBox. After unmounting the ISO image and booting, I can see only black screen for about two hours? Is it normal? What can I do with it in virtual box ...
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How to do “netcat” relays properly so that I have more control?

How to use the netcat to have relays? Like following I tried but not working: cd /tmp mknod backpipe p nc -l -p 7007 0<backpipe | nc 192.168.1.101 9001 | tee backpipe I want to receive data on ...
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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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My .xsession and .xinitrc files are not executing

I have installed xmobar, xmonad on ubuntu 11.04. #!/bin/bash trayer --edge top --align right --SetDockType true --SetPartialStrut true \ --expand true --width 10 --transparent true --tint ...
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Windows 7/Ubuntu 11 dual boot plus VM?

I have installed Ubuntu on my Windows 7 machine, and can now happily dual-boot. What I'd like to do is retain this set-up but be able to use the same Ubuntu set-up as a virtual machine within ...
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Having a bash script run at startup and display the results when I log in

I am running Ubuntu 11.04 and I want to be able to run a command like top so when I login it is running in a window. I been trying many things for a while now and can't seem to get it to work I ...
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No panels in Ubuntu? libcanberra-tk cannot open shared object file

I booted up Ubuntu and have a background but no panels. Everything else seems to work fine, I can get into terminal and run Firefox for instance. I can create folders on my desktop, etc. I'm new to ...
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NFS Shared Folders - Is it transitive?

If I have Computer-A, and share a folder to be accessed by Computer-B, can I take that same shared folder and share it with Computer-C? Computer-B has two itnerface cards, eth0, and eth1. eth0 is ...
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Use Linux to backup a MSWindows network?

Is it possible to use a Linux machine to backup everything on a Windows network? I would like to backup MS databases and also drives, so if a database record needs restoring, it can be done easily, ...
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Why don't my arrow keys work in sh?

I recently installed Ubuntu and when I run sh on the Terminal my arrow keys don't work so I can't go through my call history or edit whatever I'm typing. It just comes out as weird characters like ...
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No sound on Ubuntu 11.04

I have a problem on my notebook (MSI E-620) running Ubuntu Natty Narwhal x86. When I installed it there was just output, when I plugged my headphones in. The speakers in my notebook do not play ...
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Configure wireless network from the command line

I know I can use ifconfig to configure my ethernet network interfaces. But can I also configure my wireless network interfaces using ifconfig. (It seems to be listed as eth1 in ifconfig output, why is ...
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Are there a way to block a program from starting during certain times?

As the title says. I want to prevent a certain program from being started during specific times. Are there a good way of accomplishing this at *nix distros?
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How do I build custom Ubuntu CD's automatically?

I'd like to build custom Ubuntu installation CD's daily (CRON job). Think Daily Build but with custom packages coming from a text file. Packages would be a mix of some official Ubuntu packages as well ...
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copying device nodes

I'm trying to transfer a working Linux installation to a new larger disk, so I've attached the new disk on a USB port, partitioned it and created filesystems. While copying all the files over I hit a ...
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Problem when installing “ia32-libs”

I'm using x64 Ubuntu. A few months ago I accidentally messed up the groups/owners of all files on /, but managed to fix it using a VirtualBox install of Ubuntu. Now I'm running into a problem that I ...
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Lost files copied to a USB ZIP drive on Ubuntu

I have a problem regarding copying of files using Ubuntu's copy feature. The problems goes on like this: I copy a specific folder to my ZIP drive by creating a new folder each day (Backup). Now copy ...
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grub2 Windows doesn't boot anymore

Hi. I had a Windows/Ubuntu 11.04 dual-boot setup and suddenly Windows stopped booting. I mean it doesn't even appear on the boot list. The files look fine and Ubuntu boots fine. I was trying to write ...
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Slackware boot error after fresh install

I'm currently running Ubuntu and Slackware on my system. After just installing Slackware, with everything appearing to work fine, I boot into GRUB only to see an "error: no such disk" or something of ...
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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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Unable to do paswordless ssh even after following standard procedure

I have two systems named Interface(10.1.1.87) and Client-Interface(10.1.1.91). I want to automatically mount an sshfs share from Client-Interface on Interface on boot. I am using the command: sshfs ...
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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 ...