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What's a quick Launcher app which will do auto-complete? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which run dialog I'm a unix noob, looking for a good replacement to Windows 7's start menu (pressing Windows key and typing "Ch" will bring up Chrome). I was told I can ...
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Colors wrong in wine with new x server with 8 bit color

I have an old pc game (win95) that I'm trying to play through wine on my ubuntu box. I got it running and all that pretty jazz using this code; $ xinit /usr/bin/xterm -- :1 -ac -depth 8 Then in the ...
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What could cause network latency on a fresh Ubuntu Server 10.10 install?

I have recently purchased a machine to run an online game server. I put the machine together and have installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu Server 10.10. I have noticed that the game server produces a ...
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I shouldn't use root on my new ubuntu cloud instance, right?

I am playing with ubuntu on my new Rackspace cloud instance. However, the information they give me is for root access -- that doesn't seem like a best practice for doing development on this thing. ...
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Problem pinging from a specific interface

I'm trying to ping from a specific interface, I have a wired and a wireless connection both going into my laptop. My wired adaptor eth0 is on the IP 172.16.109.75 My wifi adaptor wlan0 is on the IP ...
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Install Ubuntu over Suse without affecting Windows

I have Windows XP and Linux Suse 11 installed on my laptop for some time. I want to replace my Suse installation with Ubuntu and would like to know if it is possible to do that without affecting the ...
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No sound when attached to docking station

I have been using Linux and Ubuntu only since the last two months on my (2006) Sony Vaio VGN A617S laptop which is going pretty well on Ubuntu 10.10. When installing Ubuntu audio did get installed ...
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Why do I get an “rsync: failed to set times on … : Operation not permitted (1)” error on Ubuntu 10.10 with SME Server 7.4? [duplicate]

I am trying to cron an rsync via ssh between two fileservers that are running SME Server 7.4 and Ubuntu 10.10, respectively. The first rsync worked just fine (for reasons that I do not know), but now, ...
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internal speaker not working ubuntu 10.10

I have a dv6000 laptop . My speaker and mic were working few days ago . But now only external speaker works. Can anyone suggest me some solutions please. Thanks.
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How do I work with GUI tools over a remote server?

I have an Ubuntu server running on EC2 (which I didn't install myself, just picked up an AMI). So far I'm using putty to work with it, but I am wondering how to work on it with GUI tools (I'm not ...
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How is MIME type “text/html” registered to shared-mime-info? Where is its *.xml file?

On Ubuntu 10.10, which XML file under the directory /usr/share/mime/applications is for MIME type text/html? I checked xml.xml and xhtml+xml.xml, but neither has a glob pattern of *.html. So where is ...
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Negatives/downsides of Ubuntu's no-root sudo setup

By default, Ubuntu does not create a root account that the user can login to. Instead users use sudo when they need to perform actions that require administrative access. Obviously, the people at ...
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What is the proper way to manage multiple python versions?

I have a machine with Python 2.6 installed as the default Python. Then, I installed Python 2.7, and manually created /usr/bin/python as a symlink to the new installation. Then, I was running into ...
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How to connect two Linux computers with bluetooth?

I have 2 computers, both have Ubuntu 10.10 desktop edition installed. Both have bluetooth dangle, but the manufacturers are different. I want to connect the two computers and share the Internet ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 network connection cut down after few minutes of starting

Ubuntu 10.10 network connection works fine at the start, but few minutes later the network manager pops up a message saying disconnected you are offline and Chrome browser returns an error message ...
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fedora like ubuntu

I remember ubuntu like a system which had every repository that I could enable and download apps. But now in fedora I can use only her repository and it's all. Do you know if I can change my fedora to ...
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Ubuntu 10.0 sound muted automatically on ThinkPad

My laptop is ThinkPad T61, with Ubuntu 10.10 installed. The sound works all well, until I plugged the Creative XiFi Go USB sound card. After I reboot my computer, the internal speaker is muted ...
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Why is this python error message generated whenever I type a nonsense command?

Whenever I type any "nonsense" command, this python error message is generated. Normal commands work fine. Any idea how to debug this? $ somenonexistingcommand Traceback (most recent call last): ...
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Differences between Debian and Ubuntu

I'm getting sick of Ubuntu's seemingly random changes. I'm thinking of switching to Debian permanently. Does anyone know if there's a list of changes between the two distros somewhere? I want to know ...
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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 ...