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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 ...
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Linux on a tegra tablet for programming

I would like to use a tablet for some mobile programming. It would be nice to read a pdf and immediately try the code on the same device. I've found various videos and tutorials how to get Ubuntu ...
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What happens in each step of the Linux kernel-building process?

I've read many tutorials about how to build custom kernels and boot Ubuntu using those kernels, and successfully followed the guides and booted custom kernels, but I have no understanding about what ...
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Migrating from Ubuntu to Debian

I'm a long term Ubuntu user who is considering migrating from Ubuntu to Debian (mainly because of Unity and the fact that my school has a Debian mirror). I haven't installed Debian on a system before. ...
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Is it possible to export env variable via Upstart?

I need to export a variable FOO=stringhere so that system processes could use it. And the place I would like to do this, is Upstart job. Unfortunately, I tried as per Upstart manual to do env ...
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How to see who is logged on to many workstations?

Before I go to work creating my own I would like to find an existing system to do the following: Provide a concise list of users logged on to any of the workstations Show workstation host name, IP, ...
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Lock a byobu session with password?

I used to leave my byobu sessions detached on a server. I want to lock the session to prevent other users (root account) accessing my session. Is this possible?
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Restore overwritten /usr/local/bin [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recovering deleted files on fedora I accidentally overwrote my /usr/local/bin directory when installing something. Is there a way I can restore this directory? What can ...
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Is there a way to write a script to do ftp login so I don't have to type things over and over again?

I am recently working extensively with a remote system via ftp connection, since the session time is so short that I have to re-login quite often when I finish my work on my local machine, so I need a ...
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What is the Linux equivalent to C:\Program Files?

I understand that in Windows as well as Linux and Unix, a program|application|software can be installed in any directory. Also if packages are installed using the distribution's packaging system, ...
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Install Ubuntu's font in other OSes?

Ubuntu has its own font for its UI in the past couple of releases. Is there a way to get this font in other GNU/Linux distros? Does the font come in its own file?
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Recovering Ubuntu

My Ubuntu 11.04 guest on VBox 4.0.10 crashed when I was working. Is there a way to go back to previous working configuration? I have always used the saved state and power off option. I did not take ...
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terminal transparency, Imagemagick, and X11 root window problem

In Ubuntu Natty and in Fedora 12, I have urxvt (with 256 colours), and use ImageMagick (display -window root [...]) to set the root window to a picture. When I use the transparency (-tr) option on ...
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How do I modify the search index in Ubuntu 11.04?

I'm loving (parts) of this new Unity interface; in particular the searching with the windows key (just like Windows 7!). But how do I: Tell it what programs I'd like to be able to return Tell it ...
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Should I be using 'sudo' in scripts that I write?

I'm setting up a new machine (well actually, an Ubuntu VM) and am trying to write a script to setup a few common things that I use when doing this (Git, curl, vim + janus). So my script looks a bit ...
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Cron job not executing

I'm trying to use cron for the first time, and I'm stuck. I'm using Ubuntu 10.10, and the following is my /etc/crontab file. The only modification that I've made is appending the last line. I've ...
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problem dhcp3-server ubuntu server 11.04

I installed dhcp3-server in ubuntu server 11.04 apt-get install dhcp3-server However, an error message during installation: Traitement des actions différées (« triggers ») pour « man-db »... ...
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smbpasswd failed for new Samba install on fresh Ubuntu 11.04

I've installed Samba on a fresh Ubuntu install. I run the command sudo smbpasswd -a someuser New SMB password: Retype new SMB password: Failed to add entry for user someuser. I've read that you ...