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GUI for adding Fedora software source

Is there a GUI for adding additional software sources in Fedora (FC 13). I have a software repository that works fine when added manually (as a .repo file in /etc/yum.repos.d/), but I'd like to have ...
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Install development files locally to build on system without root access?

There is a server that I do work on, running an older version of Linux. I don't have root access to the system, so I wanted to build a more recent version of a tool that I use a lot (Vim 7.3). I ...
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Given keys in ~/.ssh/authorized_keys format, can you determine key strength easily?

~/.ssh/authorized_keys[2] contains the list of public keys. Unfortunately, each public key does not specify the key strength ( number of bits ). Is there a utility that can process this file line by ...
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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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How to suspend and resume processes

In the bash terminal I can hit Control+Z to suspend any running process... then I can type fg to resume the process. Is it possible to suspend a process if I only have it's PID? And if so, what ...
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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 make vertical bar | work in grep?

Here's an example of a grep command line I've tried: grep '(565172|565173|565175)' /var/log/cups/error_log It doesn't produce any output, even though all 3 values are in the file multiple times. I ...
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Problematic build script with quotes

Hi I'm trying to create a build script that executes these commands: cd libiconv ../../src/libiconv/configure --prefix=/home/ruben/mingw64/build/gcc-libs \ ...
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Mono book recommendations [closed]

Does anyone know if there are any upcoming book releases for Mono/GTK#? The only book I could find on Amazon with a decent rating is over 6 years old.
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What charset encoding is used for filenames and paths on Linux?

Does it depend on what file system I use? For example, ext2/ext3/ext4 but also what happens when I insert one of those "joliet" CD-ROMs with ISO 9660? I've heard that POSIX contains some sort of spec ...
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Is my USB 2.0 device running at full speed?

How can I tell if my USB flash drive is running at full USB 2.0 speed? Currently I'd just like to verify that the drive is plugged into a 480 Mbps port, but in the past I've been unsure if a given ...
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What's the best way to take a segment out of a text file?

What's a good way of extracting say, lines 20 -45 out of a huge text file. Non-interactively of course!
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1answer
289 views

Gconf profiles personalized with environment variables

What is best practice for creating mandatory or default gconf-profiles using the users environment variables. That would make it easy to maintain system-wide profiles and distribute profiles in a ...
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1answer
638 views

Enable running mono apps by double-clicking on the .exe file

I always wondered if running Mono apps will ever be available for Linux by just double clicking on the .exe. Now, in order to have a launcher on GNOME, the best way is to add a new bash file which ...
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grep - why do brackets in grep pattern remove the grep process from ps results?

Why do brackets in a grep pattern remove the grep process from ps results? $ ps -ef | grep XXXX [...] XXXX [...] grep XXXX $ ps -ef | grep [X]XXX [...] XXXX
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Databases for embedded Linux?

I need to choose a database for an application on an embedded linux platform. Any suggestions on which databases are typically used with embedded linux? Please let me know. Regards Radha.
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Linux for low-end hardware and internet browsing

I'm going to host an event where we have ~15 computers with low-end hardware. I think the computers got 256 MBs of RAM, 5 GB of storage and a 300 MHz Intel CPU. We've been running DSL on the ...
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bash: recall command by typing some characters of it [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: best way to search my shell's history In MSDOS I have the option to start typing some characters of a previous command and then pressing F8 it will search the ...
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how to ensure a program is always running but without root access?

Currently I need to have a program running all the time, but when the server is rebooted I need to manually run the program. And sometimes I'm not available when that happens. I can't use a normal ...
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Which BSD to start with?

So I've been a linux user since June 2008. My first distro was Ubuntu. I've tried OpenSuSE, Fedora, Mandriva, Linux Mint, Puppy Linux, Damn Small Linux and Arch Linux, and I was thinking about giving ...
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Quoting commands

As I've learned to use Linux over the years, I've repeatedly come across the idiom of quoting commands with a leading backtick (`) and a following single quote ('), like so: `rm -rf /tmp/foo/bar' (I ...
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Commandline gstreamer player

Is there a good, simple commandline player that uses gstreamer?
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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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How do I connect to a pc through another pc using ssh

I have three Computers. PC1 and PC2 is on a private LAN, where PC1 is known to PC2 as 192.168.0.2 PC2 and PC3 is on a another LAN, where PC2 is known to PC3 as 192.168.123.101 How can I connect to ...
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How do I minimize disk space usage

One of my machines is the 2GB EeePC Surf, a neat netbook with very limited resources. So limited that right now, I have 22MB free space left. On it, I'm running Arch Linux with the Openbox DE and a ...
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Is it possible to break long lines in sshd_config?

Specifically AllowUsers parameter: e.g. convert this AllowUsers user1 user2 user3 user4 to this AllowUsers user1 user2 user3 user4
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Command-line mv exclusion list

Is there a way to mv,cp, or any file operation such that I could specify all the files I don't want affected? For example, say I have a folder with the files file1, file2, and file3, and I want to ...
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Can not find link to download OpenSolaris source code

I want to understand how OpenSolaris ptools(process tools) works. How exactly pstack, pmap, pargs etc works, but I can't find any link to its full source code. I can only find an online version of ...
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What does the Broken pipe message mean in an SSH session?

Sometimes my SSH session disconnects with a Write failed: Broken pipe message. What does it mean? And how can I keep my session open? I know about screen, but that's not the answer I'm looking for. I ...
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How can I tell *which* application is asking for access to gnome-keyring/Seahorse?

Whenever I log in on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04 I get a Seahorse/gnome-keyring prompt telling me an application wants to access my keyring. It isn't the network manager, because if I cancel the request ...
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User's Login date and login time

I want to fetch user's login time and login date, is there any command in Unix providing User's login date and User's login time ? this problem i want to perform in Shell-script where username is ...
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1answer
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Permission bits not being enforced on samba share

I have a problem where permission bits are not being enforced on a samba share using a Linux client. I have samba configured on the server to force a certain user, group and permission bits and this ...
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Scheduling commands by system inactivity

So cron or at can schedule our commands to run at the exact time we need them to, but can we schedule commands to run when systems are inactive? Something like: echo "some_commands" | when 'cpu ...
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Make package explicitly installed in pacman

I have a package that's installed on my PC as an dependency to another package. I would like to have the package explicitly installed, but without actually re-installing it, or downloading any files. ...
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Script for ssh Agent Management: Is this adequate? Any bugs?

The following is something I use to manage my ssh agent settings. #!/bin/echo "Must source this:" ## Ensure that ~/.ssh/env contains valid values unset SSH_AGENT_PID SSH_ENV_REFRESH [ -r ...
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QLogic 42C1831 HBA drivers on RHEL 4.8? Using Kernel 2.6.x

We're trying to get a QLogic 42C1831 HBA installed on a system using RHEL 4.8. We've tried the drivers from QLogic for Linux Kernel 2.6.x (which this system is running) and are getting all sorts of ...
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2answers
498 views

/mnt Directories Disappearing

I'm trying to mount some smb shares on bootup using fstab on a Kbuntu box. Here are the steps I using to accomplish this: sudo mkdir /mnt/MyShare Then I add this line to my fstab file: ...
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GNU screen - Restore a session with splitted screen

When I restore a splitted session of screen, I've got only one print session and have to reconfigure the number of display session. Is there another way to have the original screen configuration?
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1answer
364 views

How to turn off Nautilus autoplay under KDE?

Does anyone have an idea why when I insert a CD/DVD/flash nautilus opens as a default file manager under KDE instead of dolphin krusader? In my system settings krusader is set as the default manager, ...
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1answer
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Enabling or disabling one monitor in nVidia Twinview on the command line, like with nvidia-settings

For some reasons, most native games as well as Wine have a problem with Twinview. So when starting SC2 I have to manually disable one of my two screens in nvidia-settings. (By going in X Server ...
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8answers
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How do I make my pc speaker beep

Using bash, how can I make the pc speaker beep? Something like echo 'beepsound' > /dev/pcspkr would be nice.
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988 views

Using a differencing, aka overlay, aka union, file-system with commit capability

I work in two PCs and I sync all my files from my primary PC to a USB flash memory. In my second PC, I mount the USB flash memory to the same path to work on my files as I were on my primary PC. Now ...
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1answer
498 views

Unexplained Log Cruft and Possible Dropped Packets on WPA2-Personal LAN

I've been receiving a LOT of log cruft ever since I installed my Linksys Rangeplus USB WUSB100v2 (using the rt2870sta community driver from the Linux kernel) and was wondering what it all meant. Many ...
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1answer
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Mplayer video output drivers

Is there a document somewhere describing each of mplayer's video output drivers and why'd you'd want to pick that one for a given circumstance (or why it exists) Would someone be willing to write that ...
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Differences between VNC and ssh -X

Why would you use VNC (or for that matter NX) instead of just using ssh -X (-Y). I read that VNC uses less bandwidth, but is there any other differences/advantages with respective tool?
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How to find image files by content

I have a list of files and I need to find all the image-files from that list. For example, if my list contained the following: pidgin.tar.gz photo01.jpg picture01 screenshot.gif invoice.pdf Then I ...
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votes
2answers
1k views

Extending history search in zsh

How to extend Ctrl+R search in zsh? It cannot find entry despite it is in history file. Edit: My .zshrc: setopt AUTO_CD setopt CORRECT_ALL setopt EXTENDED_GLOB # History SAVEHIST=10000 ...
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1answer
3k views

How to set up local mail retrieval and delivery?

$ mail No mail for lazer $ I am able to send mails using mail. I have unread mails in my inbox as I can see in Outlook. Why doesn't mail show me my mails? How can I make mail fetch them?
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Start tomcat at startup with administrative privileges

I need one process run before log in to system. How to run it like services? how do I make services in Linux? In Ubuntu and Fedora? The service is customized tomcat
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1answer
775 views

Start X as a user other than root

I know some distro's (Moblin? ) have X starting as a user other than root already... What is required to do this? What steps need to be taken? I don't think it matters but I think X is started by KDM ...

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