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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 ...
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Applications that run on Mono in Ubuntu

I think Mono, and the C# language, are a great, nay, fantastic project. My question is: how prevalent is Mono in Ubuntu? How much of a penetration is it getting, and what applications run on it?
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How to permanently remove all Mono related package (libs, apps, etc.)

I'm a Ubuntu newbie. In my opinion Mono is a patent trap and I do not want my distribution of choice to be tainted by anything Mono or any application that requires Mono. So I would welcome your ...
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Straightforward system and file backup/restore for Linux?

After using an Ubuntu virtual machine for a while, I think I am ready to get a real, physical machine and use Ubuntu on it. Since I am still relatively new to the Linux world, is there a reliable ...
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need help booting the machine using the Ubuntu 10.04 installer CD

I am trying to install Ubuntu 10.04 on my machine which already has Windows Vista and Fedora installed. I use GRUB to get the boot menu. The GRUB screen looks something like this (has a fedora logo ...
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How do I make my disk unmap pending unreadable sectors

I have a disk with some pending unreadable sectors, according to smartd. What would be the easiest way to make the disk remap them and stop smartd from complaining? Today, I get two of these every ...
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What makes Ubuntu not totally Free Software?

I heard that Ubuntu is not completely free (as in Freedom). What are the specific parts of Ubuntu that are not Free?
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Fedora vs. Ubuntu installation

I am using Fedora 13, and it was my friend who did the installation for me. I have used Ubuntu also and I found it more easy to install than fedora. Ubuntu uses a WUBI installer (if I am correct) and ...
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Why won't my xmodmap command run on startup/login?

I want to run this command every time I log in (or every time I start up, if that doesn't work): xmodmap -e 'keysym Delete = Menu' -e 'keysym Menu = Delete' I've tried many things. I put the command ...
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Can't reach DNS through wireless router

I've got a Ubuntu 10.04 laptop, and recently it's had some odd networking problems. It's on the home wireless router, supplied by the phone company, and has no problem talking to anything on the ...
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Editing grub menu

I'd like to edit the Grub menu that comes up, to move one line and remove others. I have an Inspiron 1420 that came with Ubuntu 7.10. When it needed a new drive, I installed Windows 7, the original ...
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“Xlib: extension ”Generic Event Extension“ missing on display” warnings

How to fix Xlib warning: Xlib: extension "Generic Event Extension" missing on display? A Google search returns many results but I still can't fix it :(. I Tried sudo apt-get install libxcb-event0 but ...
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dpkg and google-chrome don't get along with gnome

Install fine. Works fine. Next day the logo and apps menu entry is gone. Doesn't seem to matter what I do. On installation, GDebi refused to install the package, and crashed instead, so I used dpkg ...
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Ubuntu Remap script for UK Logitech Cordless Wave Keyboard

I have just bought a Logitech Cordless Wave UK Keyboard and mouse and I'm trying to get the keymapping sorted but not having much luck! The main problem I have is none of the key seem to give me the ...
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How to remove GNOME to run only Compiz

Regarding this question, I really like the idea of running Compiz without a desktop environment. I currently have Ubuntu 10.04 (with GNOME and Compiz) and want to give it a try. Now how can I ...
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How can I make Ubuntu UI uniformly use bash keyboard shortcuts?

On my default 10.04 Ubuntu install I am consistently tripped up by the fact that some UI text areas/input boxes treat CtrlA as "select all" vs. "move my cursor to the beginning of the line." Is there ...
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How to verify hardware acceleration settings on Nvidia GeForce 9800

How can I verify whether hardware acceleration is available and whether it is enabled for my video card. If it makes a difference I am using Ubuntu 10.04.
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How to Fix Choppy Video Playback in Ubuntu?

On Ubuntu 10.04 I experience choppy video playback. I am running Mplayer and have an Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX+ video card. I have already installed the libvdpau1 library. I don't know if hardware ...
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Number of running processes show in top

The usual maximum number that I have seen in the "running" field displayed in top(1) is the number of logical CPUs installed in the system. However, I have observed that under Ubuntu 10.04 (not ...
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Why is this network connection so slow?

I am having some problems with network performance speed on a Linux server running Ubuntu 9.10. Transfer speeds on all types of traffic are around 1.5MB/s on a 1000mbit/s wired ethernet connection. ...
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How do you free up resources in Ubuntu?

What steps do you take to make a vanilla Ubuntu system run faster and use less memory? I'm using Ubuntu as the OS for my general purpose PC, but it's on slightly older hardware and I want to get as ...
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What should I expect if I switch from Ubuntu to openSuse

As probably most of you I have been long using Ubuntu. I'm not an expert, but I have been using different distros until I settled with Ubuntu. I started using SuSE 5.x, Conectiva (that later became ...
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Is it possible to simulate installation of Debian packages, still marking them installed?

Here's what I would like. Start with a virtual system with no installed packages. Then I invoke a tool similar to apt-get to ask it to compute the dependencies and mark all the packages that would be ...