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How to specify the media directory in MediaTomb

I have mediatomb in ubuntu. I have started it with "sudo service mediatomb start", and its process shows in ps. But in the config I cant find where to specify the media directory. I searched the web ...
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How to request a hostname from a DHCP server on Ubuntu?

I have an Ubuntu 11.04 server virtual machine. I would like to request a specific hostname from the DHCP server at the office. Since I don't run it often, the IP changes nearly every time that I boot ...
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Sync files from a mac to a flash drive - automatically?

I have a flash drive, let's name it FLASH. I want, when on my mac, when FLASH is plugged (and automatically mounted), execute a specific script and make ~/Documents to be automatically copied to ...
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How do I run 32-bit programs on a 64-bit Debian/Ubuntu?

I have a 64-bit (amd64 a.k.a. x86_64) Debian or Ubuntu installation. I need to run 32-bit (i386/i686) programs occasionally, or to compile programs for a 32-bit system. How can I do this with a ...
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MP3+FLAC tag editor for Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which mp3 tagging tool for Linux? Are there any good batch tag editors for Ubuntu/Fedora? Which one is the best?
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Cloning/Splitting a serial port (COM) port in Ubuntu

Everything is working with my serial port. I have connected my FTDI converter into my computer, set my COM port... ln -s /dev/ttyUSB0 ~/wine/dosdevices/COM1 But now I would like to "clone" this port. ...
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Shutdown screen taking too long to pop up in Ubuntu 8.04

I am using Ubuntu 8.04, and it was working fine until a few days ago, the pop screen for ShutDown started taking too long to come(about 3 mins) and in the mean time computer freezes. However, after ...
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No manual page for regex in section 3 - where is it?

I found What do the numbers in a man page mean? which explains the sections for command/library documentation quite nicely, and I was looking at the output for man regex and noticed the See Also ...
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Will I be able to build LFS using dash and mawk?

I decided that I want to learn more about Linux and try building LFS. I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 as host system and Ubuntu uses dash and mawk by default. I've changed mawk to gawk, but considering that ...
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I accidentally removed /var/www/ on my Linux server

I ran rm -drf on my web server and accidentally removed everything inside /var/www/. Of course, it had everything for our website in it. How can I undo this? Or is it possible to restore it to a ...
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compiz scale plugin arrow movement breaks sometimes

The arrow keys cycles between the windows. But sometimes it won't let me switch to window down, just left or right and other times it won't let me go up. I'm not sure if this is a feature or a bug, ...
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How to copy text from vim to an external program?

I'm trying to copy-paste some text from vim. I'm doing v to enter visual mode, then y once I selected my block. It appears to copy the text into vim's clipboard, because p will paste it. But in ...
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Installing two glibc alongside in debian/ubuntu

Is it possible to install and use two different glibc versions on the same machine. Where one version is only used to run legacy software, which relies on old glibc binaries? Is it possible to do ...
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Advantages of Debian over Ubuntu

What are the main advantages of using Debian instead of Ubuntu?
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Stop USB mobile broadband automatically mounting as drive

UPDATE 3: This is what I get from lsusb: oshirowanen@laptop:~$ sudo lsusb [sudo] password for oshirowanen: Bus 001 Device 003: ID 19d2:0031 ONDA Communication S.p.A. ZTE MF636 As I have tried the ...
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Modelsim for ubuntu

I am looking to download modelsim for ubuntu. But the site gives only .exe file. Can I still install the software? Does modelsim exist for ubuntu? If yes, where can I find it? Thank you.
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How do I add a KVM guest VM to virsh

I followed this guide to create a KVM guest but I didn't pay attention to this line Note: if you want to use Virsh to manage your virtual machines as detailed below, you must add this parameter:1 ...
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pppoe connection keeps disconnecting every 30 seconds

I have hotspot connection. We first connect to wireless and enter a username / password on pppoe connection with windows. When I use the ubuntu (11.04) I have to use pppoeconf module. Today I setup ...
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How can I press key of “keycode 53” every minute in X?

I want to automate my typing. I can use window managers such as gnome and fvwm. I can access to ubuntu and obsd.
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Install MySQL workbench on ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 9.10 - the Karmic Koala - released in October 2009 I downloaded mysql-workbench-gpl-5.2.33b-1ubu1004-i386.deb from here But when I run this package it show me following error: ...
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Motd not changing

My /etc/motd file is showing duplicate messages. When I edit it manual, it keeps returning to the messed up version whenever a user logs in. How do I stop this? I'm using Ubuntu 10.04
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What a good text editor with RTL (right-to-left) support?

gvim doesn't seem to support it out of the box on my Ubuntu lucid.
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Send file to opened editor using command line

Recently I found out a new very useful command. It is: gnome-open or xdg-open or just open on mac. It opens file or directory in by default specified program. But, in the event ...
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cron not executing?

I have the following cron tab installed: crontab -l # m h dom mon dow command */10 * * * * "echo" >> /tmp/cron.log The server is at rackspace, it's a cloud server: Linux myserver #8 SMP ...
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How can I change the look of applications running via NoMachine?

I have set up the NoMachine NX server on a virtual machine running on a server in my datacenter to use for keeping applications running and connecting/disconnecting from them via my laptop. The ...
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VirtualBox image from running VPS

I have an Ubuntu Server 10.04 VPS (Virtual Private Server) that hosts my website. I would like to clone this VPS and create a VirtualBox machine from it. How can I do this?
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How to record Skype video calls on Linux?

I'd like to conduct recorded video interviews with Skype and am looking for a reliable tool to accomplish that. Is there anything out there that's not slow or buggy? I'm running (K)Ubuntu.
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Sudo no longer available and users can't install or modify most files

I recently started messing with some files on a virtual hosted machine and I was logged in a normal/non-root user. At first everything was fine, I was able to install anything I needed using: sudo ...
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How to load tp_smapi on Thinkpad X120e

My brand new Thinkpad X120e is working well with Ubuntu Natty. Now I want to get the tp_smapi module to work so I can control battery charge behavior. Unfortunately I get "no Thinkpad embedded ...
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How can I de-fragment a drive using Ubuntu?

Is it necessary to defrag drives in Ubuntu? If so, how do I do it and how often should it be done?
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USB2.0 device not recognized anymore

I have a Ubuntu 10.10 (x86) system which I use to test GNU Radio applications. I have successfully been using a USRP1 with a USB2.0 connection for some time now, yet at some point yesterday it appears ...
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Driver is sometimes loaded, sometimes not

I was assigned an Ubuntu desktop with some stuff already on it. I did not reformat it, but attached a mini-PCI wireless card over a PCI to mini-PCI adapter. I manually built the madwifi driver and ...
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Weblogic administration console way too slow

I've installed weblogic 10.3.3, configured simple domain with default configuration. And after starting weblogic I cannot use it via admin console because it is starting too slow (~10 mins). It seems ...
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Updates/applications/packages for Ubuntu 10.10 with no internet connection

I recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 10.10 (i.e 2h ago :D) from ISO CD. All went smoothly but now I have an issue. I don't have a network connection. I do not mean that there is a configuration ...
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VirtualBox bug[?] when Chainloading Grub2

Regarding this: How to install Fedora&Ubuntu with encrypted VG's on one disk? So booted into Ubuntu..and I run this script: #!/bin/bash # show the bootlist of grub when booting pc sed ...
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Pressing `up` to get the previous command in a tty on Ubuntu Server

I've installed Ubuntu Server 10.10, and when I press up in a terminal nothing happens. Using Ubuntu Desktop it gave me the previous command that I ran. How can I make it do this in Ubuntu Server as ...
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How to synchronize a networked drive and an external drive (Ubuntu & OS X)?

In light of a recent hardware failure, I've decided that it's time to be a little less lax regarding back-ups. What I have: An Ubuntu 10.10 'server/NAS' A MacBook 5,2 A WD external HDD The server ...
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delete line in vi

How can I delete a line in VI? Here what I am doing right now: Open up the terminal alt + ctrl + t vi a.txt I move my cursor to the line which I wan to delete, then what key-combination is should ...
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Can I use and install Ubuntu packages in Debian?

I'm looking to install Linux Mint on my main work computer. Presently, I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 on it after upgrading from 9.10 (both 64bit). Previously, I have always backed up and formatted my hard ...
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It's possible to make XTERM and Gnome-keyring work together?

When I'am connecting to ssh with gnome-terminal application opens gnome-keyring dialog, so I am entering password only once per session and I can reconnect to same ssh more than once without asking ...
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How to install Fedora&Ubuntu with encrypted VG's on one disk?

I installed Fedora 14 first, then Ubuntu 10.04. I installed them using dm_crypt/aes256/lvm, so I used encrypted VolumeGroups. At the end of the Ubuntu install it said it cannot install GRUB, so I had ...
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How to change dm_crypt aes/256 LVM password after install?

I installed Fedora 14 & Ubuntu 10.04 LTS on my PC. I used dm_crypt/LVM with aes256 in both installs (2 VolumeGroups, each encrypted, so there is 2 separated & encrypted linux distro on this ...
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grub shows multiple kernel versions on startup

I have Ubuntu 10.10 and after few updates the boot menu lists many kernel versions. How do I remove older versions?
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Ubuntu vs Debian for server

What would be a better choice for a web server, Debian or Ubuntu? I mainly use Python & PostgreSQL with Nginx and sometimes PHP & MySQL. What are pros/cons of each?
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Dual monitors and panels

I have a question with regard to a multiple monitor setup. I'm currently primarily a Windows user, but I've been running Ubuntu in dual boot to get a feel for it. The one thing I find lacking that ...
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Which distro should I switch to?

I've been an Ubuntu user for quite a few years now. However, with the recent release of Gnome 3, and with Ubuntu not going to include it by default, instead including its own customizations (such as ...
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how can 'init' and 'service' command can cross normal-user life?

i'm just moved to linux world in ubuntu 10.10. i'm using it for normal life, internet and social networks, multimedia enterainement like musics and movie, a bit of coding with c and python.. i've ...
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What is hvc0? (appearing in “who” list)

I have an Ubuntu Server, and when I type who, to see who's connected, I can see that there's a user connected, and instead of being logged to a pts/x, he's connected to hvc0. Is there something to ...
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How to execute a shell command from a “starter”?

I would like to execute a command by double-clicking on a starter on my Ubuntu Lucid desktop. More specifically, I would like to start a rdesktop session. I have thus entered rdesktop -u user -d ...
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What is the “/usr/local/src” folder meant for?

I wanted to put my work files (code) in /usr/local/src, but I think it's already a folder that has some other semantic meaning. What is that? Should I put source code there, or is there a better ...