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Amarok2 “Search Collection” shortcut?

Is there a way to make a shortcut for amarok2 that would put focus on the search collection box?
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How to resume a gnome session?

I am in the middle of a project where I repeatedly have to stop X11 to debug. I stop with Ctrl+Alt+F1 then login and $ sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop Then I go about my debugging. then restart gdm ...
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Which minimal but extendable Linux distribution to choose

I need an extendable Linux distribution which I can easily reduce in size so much that it fits into a 64 mb CF card. In this stripped version it will run on a Via C7 and needed is Kernel, ...
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easy-to-use image-editing FLOSS

I'm looking for recommendations for something easy to use that will allow me to edit my images. I fiddled with Inkspace and GIMP and found them not so intuitive (I don't want to have to read a manual ...
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How to mount a disk on key on Red-Hat 6 (Beta) after ejecting it

I have a Cruzer disk on key which was recognized automatically by my RedHat6-beta OS. I removed it always using the GUI option "Safely remove", but one time by mistake I selected "Eject" and from ...
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1answer
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Can't get the '-o remount' option on an NFS share to work in Slackware 13.1

I've had rsnapshot working under Slackware 13.0 for a few months. In my /etc/rsnapshot_<interval> scripts I first have it run is mount -o remount,rw then the very last thing it does is a mount ...
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1answer
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Unable to detect wireless networks in Fedora

I've been using Fedora 13 for around six months, but only with a wired connection in my room. I took my laptop to a college library that has Wifi, but when I turn my system on it doesn't detect any ...
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Why do my SATA devices show up under /proc/scsi/scsi?

I have 3 SATA devices on my system. They show up under /proc/scsi/scsi, although these are not SCSI devices. Why do my SATA devices show up under the SCSI directory? $ cat /proc/scsi/scsi Attached ...
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How can I tell if my hard drive is PATA or SATA?

I have an ATA hard disk in my laptop, running Fedora 11, kernel 2.6.30.10-105.2.23.fc11.i586. I am looking to upgrade the disk in here (would love to get an SSD) but I forgot if it's a serial ATA or ...
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Dragging of windows slow/laggy after installing ATI Radeon HF 4870 graphic drivers in Ubuntu 10.10 Gnome?

I recently installed ubuntu 10.10. Graphics were actually fine, by just using the default drivers, and I could drag windows fast and smoothly. However, since I have an ATI Radeon HD4870 card I should ...
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How do I send stdin to the clipboard?

Is there functionality in unix that allows for the following: echo "Some Text" | copy-to-clipboard
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How to make a distro be fullscreen on VirtualBox?

I'm running Debian as host and I fail to get Debian, Ubuntu, and Fedora guests to be fullscreen. Changing video memory didn't help. NOTES: I haven't tried any other distro I didn't create WinXP ...
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Difference between nohup, disown and &

What is the difference between $ nohup foo and $ foo & and $ foo & $ disown
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1answer
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How can I move to the bottom of a document using the pico editor?

How can I move to the bottom of a document using the pico editor? CTRL+V is next page; is there a similar key for last page?
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2answers
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Why does truncate fail for sizes above 2043G in ext3?

Why does this work: truncate -s 2043G foo ...while this fails: truncate -s 2044G foo Why 2043 gigabytes, of all values?
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1answer
270 views

How can I grep through files whose name begins with `-`? [duplicate]

I've tried this. grep -r thanks * slave-iv grep: invalid option -- '@' Usage: grep [OPTION]... PATTERN [FILE]... Try `grep --help' for more information. Here's ...
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1answer
176 views

How do I view files as a tree structure?

I would like to view files exactly like I can view proccess using pstree. So is there something like: treeview --maxdepth 2 that would give me what I need?
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1answer
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Multi-monitor Xorg nVidia on Ubuntu 10.10 without root?

Here at work we just set up a Ubuntu Terminal Server, All of our workstations have multiple monitors, of different sizes, 2-3 screens and varying nVidia video card models, but they all are nvidia. I ...
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How do I install opkg installer on a system that doesn't have it

The system I am using has no package installer in the root fs image. How do I install opkg itself? I can't find a link to the x86 binaries.
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1answer
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Disk quota exceeded; truncate not bringing quota back down

Resolved: See "However" at the end of the question for details. I've managed to hose my login to a Unix box. I don't have an easy way of contacting the administrator, so I'd like to resolve it myself ...
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Why would I keep home directories in /var/home?

As far as I understand, the traditional place for home directories is beneath /home. Some Linux variants seem to keep them in /var/home, what's the reason for that?
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1answer
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Are there any Workload Management subsystems for Linux?

Asked this on superuser, got no response: Can anyone tell me of the status/state of WLM (Workload Management) kernel scheduler systems in Linux? Alternatively, any user-space process goal-based load ...
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ssh + http proxy (corkscrew) not working

I'm trying to get ssh working with an http proxy via corkscrew. Here is the error: [echox@archbox:~] % ssh somehost.tld zsh: No such file or directory ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed ...
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How to run commands automatically on gnome-terminal after log-in?

After each login, there's certain commands that I run on specific tabs of gnome-terminal. This is a tedious process, so can this be done automatically?
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1answer
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CH3MNAS Fun Plug and NZBget. Cannot launch NzbGet 0.7, word unexpected

I have un-tarred the nzbget0.70 debug version and have put it in the /ffp/bin dir. and I have a config file in the /ffp/etc/ dir but when I try to run it, I get the following: ...
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list full path of file without tying it from relative relative path

I could do this root@server [/home/user/public_html]# ls /home/user/public_html/.htaccess but I'd like to do this ls --switch .htaccess /home/user/public_html/.htaccess is it possible?
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How can I scroll within the output of my watch command?

I use the watch command to see the contents of my directory changing as a script runs on it (via watch ls dir/) It's a great tool, except that I can't seem to scroll down or up to see all of the ...
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1answer
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The caps lock and scroll lock lights are flashing and everything is frozen

I was using a small Linux distro that was running X11 with JWM as its window manager. I was browsing a directory when all of a sudden the mouse froze and the keyboard became unresponsive. The caps ...
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0answers
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zsh autcomplete not updating path executables [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: rebuild auto-complete index (or whatever it's called) After I install something via aptitude, zsh won't be able to find it until I search for it with which. For ...
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1answer
682 views

sudo missing on Palm WebOS - can I add it?

I've rooted my Palm Pre (WebOS 1.4.5) and installed a SSH server on it. Now I'd like to SSH into it with an unprivileged user and use sudo for elevated commands. However: There is no sudo on the ...
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In bash is if [ -z “$1” ] and if [ “$1” = “” ] the same?

What is the difference between if [ -z "$1" ] and if [ "$1" = "" ] or are they the same? I have found my self writing the second one in some scripts, but then I read here that the -z flag ...
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1answer
276 views

Good graphics card for TV-Out

I am looking for a graphics card (AGP) with a TV-Out (SVideo or Composite) that is not a PITA with X. I guess it depends on the driver/X-Server. The card needs to be small and should not have a huge ...
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1answer
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Building a kitchen appliance: stream, surf, touch screen, boot fast

I want to build an appliance for the kitchen. It is supposed to play music (files, streams, CDA), surf the web (recipe sites!), maybe play video (files and streams) display todays agenda during ...
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1answer
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How to disable multiple logins in GNOME?

Basically, I want to disable multiple logins. The family laptop (not mine) has a problem with the x server -- at least it seems to be the x server. When two users are logged in simultaneously the ...
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2answers
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How to generate grub.conf from scratch in Fedora 14?

It seems that I hit following bug in Fedora 14 - I deselected installing grub into the MBR while using the graphical installer, because I want to use an existing grub instance. Now, I want to look up ...
3
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2answers
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Are packages cryptographically signed in Fedora 14?

I am installing Fedora 14 and I am wondering if the Fedora packages are cryptographically signed package signatures are checked by the installer by default package signatures are checked by yum when ...
2
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1answer
104 views

Does the Fedora installer not include default URLs for installation mirrors?

I installed Fedora 14 using a slightly non-standard method, i.e. loading the install media vmlinuz/initrd.img files via an existing grub2 instance. (I fetched them from a mirror). The installer works ...
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1answer
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Wine cdrom mount locations on Linux Mint 10 (Ubuntu 10.10) — problems post install/switching discs

I've been trying to install a few windows games with wine on Linux Mint 10 (based on ubuntu 10.10), but I am finding that my cd-rom mount points aren't standard. ie: rather than /media/cdrom I get ...
2
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1answer
754 views

Blacklisting websites for certain users

This question is two part. First, If I had a list of websites that I would've liked to block. How do I tell my computer do to block those and any relevant subdomains? Secondly, How do I get this ...
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How can I make a program executable from everywhere

What should I do if I want to be able to run a given program regardless of my current directory? Should I create a symbolic link to the program in the /bin folder?
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4answers
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Is there a way to redirect a file that is written

I have an application which I can not change, that writes to a big 250 GB plain text file. After compressing with GZ it is only 30 GB. This application has no option of compressing it's output, and ...
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3answers
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messed up bottom panel - Fedora 14 KDE

I just started using Fedora 14 KDE (installed it yesterday). I'm coming from Windows, and the bottom "panel" was very convenient in its similarity to the Windows taskbar. Unfortunately, I clicked an ...
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2answers
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All but MPlayer and VLC unable to play MP4 video?

I have a specific MP4 video file that plays fine in MPlayer and VLC, but other programs on my Arch Linux box (Banshee, Gnome's Movie Player) are unable to play it. Most seem to treat it as having zero ...
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3answers
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AWK: wrap lines to 72 characters

$ awk 'length > 72' {HOW TO PRINT THE LINEs IN PCS?} msg ie I want it to add \n after 72 chars and continue, so initially you may need to remove all single \ns and the add them. It may be easier ...
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2answers
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Calculate md5sum of a CD/DVD

I have an ISO file, which I burned to a CD. Now how can I check if the CD is correctly created? I would like a command that calculate the hash sum that I can use to check with the hash sum I calculate ...
2
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1answer
689 views

Can I alter my Fedora LVM LV to install a new distro as a dual-boot?

My question is almost a duplicate of this question, but not quite because that one is about ext3 and I am already using LVM. I have an older HP Pavilion laptop running Fedora 11. I chose Fedora ...
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1answer
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TightVNC not running gnome-session

I have a Debian Lenny box with Gnome desktop. I've installed Tightvnc server on it and would like to see a Gnome session when connecting from another computer using VNC viewer. But for some reason it ...
8
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1answer
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Why does the linux kernel use linux-libre code to get rid of binary blobs?

I ask this question because I'm curious as to whether there is some sort of performance advantage offered from the binary blobs that are in the Linux kernel. Since many of these blobs have been ...
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2answers
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How do I extract a specific directory from a tarball? and strip a leading directory?

I want to extract a specific directory from the wordpress tarball. specifically wp-includes to .. It appears that the directory structure inside the tarball is wordpress/wp-includes but I just ...
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2answers
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How to write a script to execute files in multiple directories

How do I write a script to execute the files in multiple directories? The problem is this: I have many directories, and each has a data file to be read and analyzed by a python script (say, a.py). I ...

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