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Ubuntu 10.10 notification system area , many icons disappeared like network manager

When I restarted the computer I found no network icon. I tried to access internet but no connection was found. I also didn't have the Bluetooth, sound, battery, and power icon. Its really crazy that I ...
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How to setup Nvidia GeForce 9800 card on Ubuntu 10.10

I have problem on graphic card with ACER V193w LCD display. I really don't know how to configure /setup/ Nvidia GeForce 9800 on Ubuntu 10.10. Can you guys please help me!
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Ubuntu 10.10 installed from windows 7: how to expand drive?

I'm new to Linux. I've installed Ubuntu 10.10 from Windows 7. It's not in Virtual PC, it is independent. It uses a virtual drive in c:, I have chosen it to be 10 Gb. Now I want to increase the size ...
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Autoconfig/Automake fails to generate AM_CFLAGS & AM_LDFLAGS for dependent D-BUS library. Why?

I want to build a program that use DBUS, using automake/autoconfig tools. But the make command always report an error "dbus/dbus-glib.h": No such file or directory. My OS is ubuntu 10.10. And I ...
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Copy a directory to external HDD

I'm trying to copy a directory to external HDD. I mounted the device and then typed : cd root tar -cf - * | (cd /mnt ; tar -xpf -) I got this error message: "cowardly refusing to create an empty ...
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Google Chrome Monospace Fonts Hard to Read

In Google Chrome on Ubuntu, I find it hard to read code. How can I change the font settings to make it easier to read?
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How can I restore my linux?

I had an hard-drive with two partitions: one was 460GB NTFS and the other was 5GB ext3 Ubuntu 10.10. I wanted to extend the Ubuntu partition, so I was going to shrink the NTFS partition by 15GB, but I ...
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What program do I use to check mail?

I'm receiving "You have mail" messages and according to How to remove “You have mail” welcome message I should read my mail with mail. However I cannot find the command in my system (Ubuntu 10.04 ...
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Power management hook for running *X11* scripts on wake

Earlier I asked a similar question, but that one was about running system-level scripts. I have a script that runs a series of xinput commands in order to enable two-finger scrolling on my touchpad. ...
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Power management hook for running scripts on wake

I'm looking for a way to run an arbitrary script every time my laptop wakes up.
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What tools allow me to present man pages as formatted HTML on a web server?

What tools exist to make man pages available on a system available via HTTP and link topics together such that references in the SEE ALSO sections and elsewhere will become hyperlinks in the HTML ...
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why “xdg-open” fails although “xdg-mime query defaut ” succeeds on Ubuntu 10.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does “xdg-open” fail although “xdg-mime query defaut ” succeeds on Ubuntu 10.10? (Sorry to post the question again for text format reason) ...
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Why does “xdg-open” fail although “xdg-mime query defaut ” succeeds on Ubuntu 10.10?

On Ubuntu 10.10, xdg-open fails to open the file and give me the error: No application is registered as handling this file But xdg-mime query defaut ... succeeds for the mime type. Why? Here is ...
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How can I use my server to compile a kernel for my laptop?

My laptop, an HP pavilion with an nVidia card, has some issues with suspending. Namely firewire breaks on suspend and the nvidia drivers cause Xorg to hang on resume. I'd like to compile my own kernel ...
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hibernate to disk not restoring, but suspend to ram is working

I have Debian 6, I have also seen this under Ubuntu (can not remember how I fixed it). I can hibernate, but when I switch on the system cold boots (it does not restore previous session). Note ...
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Consumer Level software RAID5 and LVM

Hi I am going to build a 6 drive consumer level RAID 5 (10TB) with Ubuntu10.10 and using EXT4 as filesystem, and OS on another drive. Question: Should you use LVM on top of the RAID5 or should just ...
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How can I get wireless and ethernet to work with ubuntu?

I have an acer aspire 7551 laptop running windows 7 and I've successfully used wubi to also install ubuntu (the latest release version). Wireless works fine on windows 7, but neither wireless nor ...
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How can I play a sound when script execution is ready?

I am executing every now and then some python scripts which take quite long to execute. I execute them like this: $ time python MyScript.py How can I play a sound as soon as the execution of the ...
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Recommend a Linux Distribution for my use

I have no experience with Linux. I'm looking for a distribution which is beginner friendly. Ubuntu looks great. My usage for this system will include web development, and possibly application ...
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Assistance wanted in removing the “No mail.” notification in MOTD for Ubuntu 10.10

How do I remove the No mail. notification on Ubuntu 10.10 Server? This occurs when I log in, and is located underneath the message of the day I have a separate script which uses a different messaging ...
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All my superblocks are corrupt!

I am having a problem with my ubuntu ext3 filesystem. I can't boot from it or mount the volume when running live CD. When I try e2fsck I get: "Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open ...
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Can't connect to internet in Ubuntu 10.10

I'm having trouble getting Ubuntu connected to the internet in vmware fusion. Every other Linux distro has no trouble... ifconfig shows that eth0 is up and running, has been assigned an ipv4 address ...
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emacs does not see my fonts in gentoo

I copied my ~/.emacs file from ubuntu linux; I've installed Consolas font (and it works in gnome terminal, and as a default Monospace font); but Emacs does not see it (custom-set-faces '(default ((t ...
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Why curl -O -C on mac fails to download

The following script works on Ubuntu, but not on Mac. Why? How to edit it so that it would work there too? #!/bin/sh v=1.1 test_file="Test10.java" jar_file="dp4j-$v-jar-with-dependencies.jar" curl ...
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ssh-agent error on ubuntu server 10.04 LTS

I have an Ubuntu Server 10.04 installation on Linode. I am trying to use ssh-agent to stop typing my passphrase everytime I need to push some changes to GitHub. I am using the script provided by ...
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How do I create a new file and edit it as root?

I've tried: gksudo gedit /etc/xinetd.d/tftp (this is the path I need). I got an error message: couldn't find the file /etc/xinetd.d/tftp please check that you typed the location correctly and try ...
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Network problems after Ubuntu upgrade

I'm having real problems having upgraded Ubuntu from 10.04 to 10.10. My main problem is I cannot get a network connection either wired or wireless. When I right click the Network manager applet the ...
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How to connect a KVM guest to the internet with wireless

Because my wireless network adapter does not support bridging, it is really difficult to get the guest VM to connect to the open internet and have an IP address in the same network as the host. I am ...
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Why root's default shell is configured differently with other normal user account's default shell?

As I know, root's default shell is configured csh and normal user's default shell is sh in FreeBSD. And in Ubuntu, root is dash, normal user is bash. (refer: What's the Ubuntu's default shell?) Why ...
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Default File Permissions - Ubuntu & VSFTPD

I have a server setup with Ubuntu, Apache2 and VSFTPD. We virtual host several sites on this machine. Typically, I use the same process to set up the new sites, but the default permissions for some ...
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Virtual packages like 'mono-common' can't be removed

Any ideas? I'm trying to install mono as per these instructions: http://blog.ruski.co.za/page/Install-Mono-on-Ubuntu.aspx I need to be able to run the second command apt-get remove mono-common but ...
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Skype error in ubuntu 10.10

I am using Ubuntu 10.10 version. Recently i am finding this error. When i used to close the skype client then it used to go up to the desktop. ( The above panel where time and date are generally ...
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Why is the US international keyboard layout on Debian/Ubuntu different? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is the US international keyboard layout on Debian different? I asked this question on askubuntu.com recently but I was not satisfied with any answer. I realized ...
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How do I migrate configuration between computers with different hardware?

I want to migrate the configuration of an Ubuntu desktop to a new box with different hardware. What is the easiest way to do this? /etc/ contains machine and hardware specific settings so I can't just ...
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Youtube Videos become Choppy When Maximised [Ubuntu Maverick]

I just installed 32-bit Ubuntu Maverick 10 Stable everything is working fine, The system spec's are as below: 3 Ghz Intel DG101 512 MB RAM 80 GB HDD 256 MB Ati Radeon Xpress the only problem is when ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 bad install…now Mac won't boot

I've been having a problem all day. It all started when I tried to partition my HD to install Ubuntu with bootcamp on my mac. The install froze and when I restarted the Apple logo was replaced with ...
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cdrdao is installed, but Brasero doesn't think so [closed]

When I try to copy CD to image, Brasero tells me that cdrdao isn't installed. However I reinstalled cdrdao and Brasero, but the error is still there. [system] Ubuntu Lucid (10.04)
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Installation date of Ubuntu

How can I determine when Ubuntu was installed in my computer? There was a different question posted here, but none of them is helpful.
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How do I resize a partition in Ubuntu linux without losing data?

I ran out of space in my on the drive only to find that there was another unformatted partition in the system that is available. I now want to resize the current partition to take in the empty ...
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Fixing CTRL-* in vim under GNU screen

When running vim under GNU screen, I'm finding that combinations of CTRL with the arrow and Pg* keys don't work as expected. I'm using the Ubuntu 10.10 vim-gnome package. On a different machine, ...
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What functionality do I lose by disabling GDM/KDM/SLIM/CDM etc display managers?

I've been wondering lately why do I need GDM, so I got it disabled for the sake of experiment sake by modifying upstart file /etc/init/gdm (I run Ubuntu 10.10 desktop). So now computer boots to ...
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What makes CentOS “enterprisey” compared to “generic” distributions like Ubuntu?

What makes CentOS "enterprisey" compared to "generic" distributions like Ubuntu? When I say "enterprisey" I actually mean "better for server deployments". Just a general question, because I was ...
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restore suse grub

I upgraded my ubuntu and that resulted in its grub loader being used. I have a triboot of windows, ubuntu and suse. I prefer the suse bootloader which I was using before the ubuntu updates. I would ...
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blank screen after kernel upgrade

I am running ubuntu 10.10 with catalyst ati drivers which I installed from the amd website. Recently I took some updates which included a new kernel. I cannot boot into ubuntu. The screen shows ubuntu ...
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Run Python script on startup

Running on Ubuntu Karmic. I need to execute the following (updated) script at boot time #!/bin/sh # /etc/init.d/scripts # Description: Starts Python scripts # ————————————————– # ### BEGIN INIT INFO ...
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Force directory to always be in cache

I've been testing out different methods to improve the time it takes to compile my entire c++ project. Currently it takes ~5 minutes. I experimented with distcc, ccache, and others. Recently, I ...
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wireless problem

I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 to make my dell inspiron 1564 <64bit> dual boot. But I can't access wi-fi. I guess, I need to download drivers for wireless. My system details are: raman@ubuntu:~$ ...
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Install MySQL from Bash Script

I'm coding a bash script to automate the process of deploying VPS servers but I'm having some trouble while trying to install MySQL from either aptitude/apt-get or yum, this is what I have so far: if ...
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bulk rename (or correctly display) files with special characters

I have a bunch of directories and subdirectories that contain files with special characters, like this file: robbie@phil:~$ ls test�sktest.txt test?sktest.txt Find reveals an escape sequence: ...
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What's the difference between 32 and 64 bit linux?

What exactly are the implications? Can a 32 bit linux run applications that are compiled as 64 bit? Or vice versa? I just got a new machine with an i5 processor, I installed a copy of Ubuntu 10.10 ...