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Installing Ubuntu, how do I get it to recognize the Crucial RealSSD C300?

I'm building a new rig and got the RealSSD C300 for its supposedly stellar performance, but it is not recognized when I try to install Ubuntu 10.4LTS 64-bit. Is there anything that I can do to get ...
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Which run dialog

I just switched from the standard Gnome window manager to Openbox (still running inside Gnome) and like it a lot. However, now I need a new run dialog, e.g. the thing popping up when hitting Alt+F2 in ...
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Using different versions of Python

Background: Since I develop python programs that must run on different python versions, I have installed different versions of python on my computer. I am using FC 13 so it came with python 2.6 ...
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Recompile Kernel to Change Stack Size

I need to recompile my kernel on RHEL WS5 with only two changes. Change stack size from 4k to 8k Limit usable memory to 4096. How do I recompile the kernel without changing anything else but ...
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Linux as virtualisation host and client performance under Core i7?

(to skip the details, jump to last paragraph) A few months ago I built what I thought was a beefed up box with an AMD Phenom II X4 955, 8 GB DDR3 1333 mHz RAM plus a nice motherboard (can't remember ...
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Substitute part of text file using bash script

I'm writing a shell script (bash) to fetch and build several bits of software. The script also writes several small config files and needs to alter a couple of pre-existing config files. What is the ...
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filesystem for archiving

I have some complex read-only data in my file system. It contains thousands of snapshots of certain revisions of a svn repository, and the output of regression tests. Identical files between snapshots ...
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Command line join of password protected wireless networks in Ubuntu, Arch Linux, or other distros?

Is there a way to join a password protected wireless network via the command line in installations of Ubuntu or Arch Linux with no desktop environment or any GUI installed? Also, could this be done ...
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Why is there a mismatch between size reported by LVM and the size reported by df -h?

I'm new to LVM and have been very confused by this: I am transfering a large file to a partition that I thought had about 1.5 terabytes of space on it. Near the end of the transfer, rsync exits with ...
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Connect to KVM instance using virsh when image launched through Eucalyptus?

I'm using Eucalyptus on Ubuntu 10.04 to set up a private cloud. Sometimes I'm not able to ssh into the VM instances, and I'd like to be able to connect directly to the console of the VM instance. ...
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archive files and directories before transfer

I was wondering what is the advantage of making all the files and directories into an archive file for transfer, such as by cpio, instead of transferring them directly, such as by cp, scp?
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Is it possible to put root in LVM without using initrd?

I have just set up a Gentoo base system (which means I can boot and log in and do stuff with it now). My root partition is in an LVM2 virtual group (with a separated /boot partition). In order to boot ...
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timestamp, modification time, and created time of a file

I just know that ls -t and ls -f give different sorting of files and subdirectories under a directory. What are the differences between timestamp, modification time, and created time of a file? How ...
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How to create a file even root user can't delete it

How to create a file even root user can't delete it ?
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Connect Windows printer to Linux machine via samba

How can I connect my Windows printer to a Linux (RHEL5) box via samba? I'm looking for a clear configuration file
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Why does my mapping of <C-PageX> to :bY not work in gvim?

In my .vimrc file, I have the following two lines: noremap! <C-PageDown> :bnext <CR> noremap! <C-PageUp> :bprev <CR> but they do not work! In insert mode, typing ...
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Names for ATA and SATA disks in Linux

Assume that we have two disks, one master SATA and one master ATA. How will they show up in /dev?
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Resume transfer of a single file by rsync

In Ubuntu, I want to copy a big file from my hard drive to a removable drive by rsync. For some other reason, the operation cannot complete in a single run. So I am trying to figure out how to use ...
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How to rip scratched audio cds?

What is currently the best way to rip scratched audio cds under Linux? What I find complicated, is that there are several tools available but it is not clear if one tool has better error correction ...
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how to view a directory's permission

What is the command with which you can directly view the permission bits of a directory?
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Is there a basic tutorial for grep, awk and sed? [closed]

I've been a Linux user for a while, and I've a pretty decent understanding of most the common command line utilities. However, ones that come up and up again in relation to programming are grep, awk, ...
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How to remove “You have mail” welcome message

When I open up my terminal it says "you have mail", anyone has any idea of why? I am running OS X, but since it too is based on Unix and relies on files such as bashrc, bash_profile etc. I thought ...
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Can't map XF86AudioRaiseVolume key in QJoyPad

I wanted to map my PSone gamepad to do some basic KDE/keyboard/mouse functions and everything works well except one thing. I use logitech ultra-x keyboard which has a few multimedia buttons (play, ...
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How to install Linux on a Lenovo ThinkPad T400

I want to completely format my computer and replace my current OS with Linux. How should I go about doing this? Particularly, how do I handle finding all the device drivers I'll need? I'm using a ...
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Getting Ubuntu working with eSATA (Intel H57 chipset)

Does anyone know if there's kernel support for the eSATA controller in the Intel H57 chipset, or if there's a driver for it somewhere? (Full disclosure: Asked over on SuperUser.com, no luck, but as ...
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What RPMs do I need for timeconfig?

I've got setuptools set up and have read through the list of what's in /etc/setuptools.d I'm interested in installing timeconfig as well, but I only need the TUI version (no GUI). Which RPMs do I ...
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Favorite partitioning and mounting tricks

We all know that mounting a new partition as /home and maybe /boot is extremely useful. Or mounting a remote directory as /opt can be great for sharing system tools. Are there any other, maybe more ...
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Auto login for Ubuntu (or other Linux) without GUI?

I am thinking about doing an Ubuntu installation with their mini ISO, which comes only with the barebones system without a desktop environment/GUI. I remember being given the option to set up ...
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Mounting a partition into a 'sandbox'

I'm wondering if this is possible. I want to set up a linux system that mounts / remote linux machine to / on the local machine. However, I want all changes on the local machine to be saved to ram so ...
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Why is my hostname different in Emacs?

So I changed the name of my computer recently, by editing /etc/hostname. The bash prompt is user@name, so I know it has worked. But in emacs, in the window bar it says emacs@name.tiscali.co.uk. ...
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What would cause ps to report uid instead of username?

I have Eucalyptus installed on my Linux machine, and I've noticed that for processes owned by the eucalyptus user, ps reports the userid instead of the username. For example: $ sudo -i -u eucalyptus ...
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closing unused gnome terminals

while working I start lots of gnome-terminals and do something with them. dd on first terminal, 12 ssh sessions to a bunch of servers to do something. These sessions are finishing it's job and get ...
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NFSv3 with Kerberos “unmatched host” error

I've setup NFSv4 using Kerberos (works great), but now I need to add NFSv3 with Kerberos. When trying to mount the NFSv3 export, I get a permission needed error on the client and on the server the ...
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615 views

How to disable system beep for non-privileged user

How to disable system beep on Linux? I don't have superuser powers so I cannot recompile kernel/unload module.
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Linux Distro specifically for benchmarking?

At my current position, we use some outdated proprietary software in order to benchmark new computers that the company is testing and evaluating for purchase. We would like to move on to something ...
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How to display duplicates between 2 repositories

I got 2 repos locally. One is a copy of Squeeze and another is a custom one, and is managed by reprepro. Are there ready-made tools that would generate a list of duplicate packages between the two?
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Program for decrypt linux shadow file

Is there any program or script available for decrypt Linux shadow file ?
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Quantify unix responsiveness

I am one of the n users of a shared unix machine. For reasons unknown, the machine is not "responsive" enough. For example, it is slow on interactive commands, it takes few noticeable moments for any ...
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How do I execute a program in gnome and make it use another gtk theme other than the default one?

I use a dark theme and the program that I am trying to run hard-codes some color values that make it unusable with the dark theme settings. I want to run this program without the dark theme being ...
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Monitoring USB traffic

Kernel version: 2.6.31-22 I wish to monitor the USB traffic to and from a device. I've searched, but different sites seem to give different information and I'm confused. Some sites suggest that I ...
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samba does not work when offline

I have recently set up a virtual machine and I want to share files between the host and the guest. Samba seems to be a perfect solution, and indeed it does all that I expect it to. However, if the ...
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Application shortcuts

Where are the application shortcuts (Settings -> XFCE 4 Settings Manager -> Keyboard -> Application Shortcuts) saved?
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Why is there a * When There is Mention of Unix Throughout the Internet?

I've noticed that throughout the Internet, within forums and blog posts, Unix always has a * in the word, whether it is *nix or Un*x, as I noticed at the welcoming banner at the Unix StackExchange ...
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Shell Script Certification [closed]

I'm a UNIX shell script programmer, and I would like to know if there is any certification specific for Shell (bash, korn,etc) programmers. Also how about CX-310-105 exam to take Oracle Solaris ...
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How do I force the user to become root

I have written a bash script for use on my ubuntu box. Now I would like to prevent running this script under my own user and only able to run it as root (sudo). Is there a possibility to force this. ...
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all media converter

do you know something which is able to convert almost all media types? from flv to music to wav to mp3?
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How to mimic zsh named directories with bash [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: bash directory shortcuts zsh has the concept of named directories, so you can say in ~/.zshrc c=/home/fschmitt/svn/plugin_root : ~c and later use this short cut in ...
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1answer
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Reseting USB for scanner

This is a question on:superuser, since one reply suggested I ask here... My distro does not yet have a backend for my scanner, but the last release of SANE does. So I downloaded the source and ...
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1answer
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How do I stop thunar trying auto-mount a partition

When I plug in SIPOD, my pet ipod, thunar tries to auto-mount two partitions instead of one. This annoying pop-up is starting to kill me: This is what /dev/sde looks like: $ sudo file -s ...
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User-local package management system

I need to deploy, manage and run software as a non-privileged user in SuSE (that is, no root access whatsoever, can't use system's package management, etc). What are my options? I'd prefer reusing ...

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