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Is there an easy way to migrate from thunderbird to evolution?

I want to be able to use the calendar evolution: the calendar in Thunderbird is a plugin (Lightning) and from time to time when Thunderbird receives a new update, Lightning does not always update ...
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How are email headers generated?

When you send an email a header is part of the message. For example, when you check your mail you can view the raw source and see the headers, which has information about the sender of email in it, ...
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Is it safe to use GParted while booted?

I have Linux Mint installed on an external hard drive, and I have the 4 main partitions (/boot, swap, /, and /home). I also have 600GB of unallocated space. I know there's always the chance of data ...
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changing an environment variable like PATH forever [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set a user environment variable? (permanently, not session) to change the amount of PATH variable , I use : export PATH=... but when I close the terminal, the ...
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Shell script hangs on mail command

I'm finding that a call to the mail command is causing a script to suspend without error. To close the script I have to ctrl-c or issue a kill command on the process id. The pertinent section of ...
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“Modules not found” error during kernel install

I have a question regarding a kernel installation. I downloaded a new version of net-next kernel source and I performed the following steps: make allyesconfig make -j16 make modules_install make ...
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differences between vesa and fbdev Xorg drivers?

What are the differences between the 'VESA' driver and the 'fbdev' driver for Xorg? Both have no hardware acceleration a.f.a.i.k.
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bind9named binary missing - not starting

I have just compiles and installed BIND 9.9.1-P1 on Debian 6.0 as the version in the repositories is too old for Samba4, and am getting the said error. I have been looking for source for named, but ...
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Weird samba and gvfs behavior - ~half of directories/files randomly appears to be “missing”

The situation: Server with Gentoo Linux and Samba on it. There's around 15 Windows PCs, one MacBook Pro and one Samsung's laptop with Ubuntu. There's no domain, just a workgroup and the server is used ...
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Start SSH session in some other directory than their home directory and lock them there

I've set up a SSH server which I've let some friends log into, both via SSH and FileZilla. I put a symbolic link to two hard drives in their home directories so that they could access some files. This ...
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Concise way to output to file if argument is given, to stdout otherwise

I'd like my script to output to stdout unless it gets a filename as an argument. An obvious way is like so: if [ -e "$1" ]; then command_with_output >$1 else command_with_output fi It's ...
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shell backup script, missing `]`

I'm putting together a simple backup script that will tar contents of a folder, then move that file to a backup server. The script makes sure that the tar file exists and is not zero bytes before ...
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How to properly export and import NFS shares that have subdirectories as mount points also?

Server A exports directory /srv via NFS with option nohide. A subdirectory within /srv, /srv/foo, is a mount point for another location on the NFS server using --bind option, like server# mount ...
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Using Creative Sound Blaster on Ubuntu Server

I just got a Creative Sound Blaster for playing audio wirelessly. I connected it to a virtual version of Ubuntu desktop and just had to go into the sound settings and switch it to the USB and the ...
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Set GPIO permissions cleanly

Can the default permissions and ownership of /sys/class/gpio/ files be set, e.g. by configuring udev? The point would be to have a real gid for processes that can access GPIO pins on a board. Most ...
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I require some help with traceping

Does anyone have an idea what Traceping is and where I can find good info about it? Googled for it but could not find some. Is there anywhere I could find out how to use traceping on Ubuntu? I tried ...
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Manipulating a picture pdf

Is there a practical tool to modify (with eraser and pen) a pdf file whose content is a scanned document or a picture taken by a digital camera? If so, which one is good?
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Scan and get the packages installed on Ubuntu along with the version

Is there any Python code to get the list of packages installed on Ubuntu along with the version of the package? I have seen Python code at Generating list of manually installed packages and querying ...
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Not able to configure phpmyadmin in Ubuntu 12.04

I tried to configure LAMP on Ubuntu 12.04 following this guide (http://www.howtoforge.com/installing-apache2-with-php5-and-mysql-support-on-ubuntu-12.04-lts-lamp). But when I point to ...
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1answer
476 views

Is there a way to use/recompile libgio-2.0 on machine with libc-2.5?

I have a program (JavaFX 2, namely), and one of its binaries (libglass.so) requires libgio-2.0.so.0. The problem is, the system, on which I need to run the app, is quite old and mostly out of my ...
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Best rolling release distribution for MacBook Pro

I got a macbook pro 7.1 wich is running OSX, i'm looking for the most compatible distribution to dual boot. Here's my criteria : I don't want to reinstall my system every 6 month, so I'll prefer a ...
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Can I make pacman aware of packages installed manually?

Due to my setup I cannot make use of pacman to actually install packages, however if I install a package from the Arch repositories manually by downloading and extracting it, eg: wget ...
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Ubuntu One in Fedora

I have an Ubuntu One account and want to be able to sync it to a folder in Fedora. Is this possible and what is the best way to do it?
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Official tools to save/restore gnome settings

Is there an official tool that can save and restore gnome-specific settings ? I know several applications uses ~/.config, I don't care about them, just settings for gnome, e.g panel applets, keyboard ...
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1answer
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High memory (user space) and highmem (kernel space)

Each process has 2 memory area: User space (high memory) and kernel space (low memmory). In the kernel space, are the first 896 MB used for mapping kernel code (not fully 1 GB)? This means, when a ...
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XFCE Cursor themes not installing

I know this is probably a bit of a newbie question but I'm having a little trouble installing any cursor themes. I extract the archives contents to /usr/share/themes but when I go to ...
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Gnome, KDE, XFCE… which is most simple and customizable?

This'll be my first Linux install, so I've never had to choose between a desktop environment (I come from OS X) -- forgive me if I'm not fully literate on where exactly the OS ends and the desktop ...
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Clock skews on remote machines

I am performing some experiments on a network of about 10 remote Linux computers which are geographically scattered. I suspect some of them have clock skews but they are seen transiently (eg. once in ...
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1answer
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Terminate script using zenity progress bar

(GNOME2, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS) I've made a nautilus script, so that if I have a directory full of various codecs, then I just need to right click in that folder -> Scripts -> THISSCRIPT.txt, then presto, ...
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Is it possible to download extremely large files intelligently or in parts via SSH from Linux to Windows?

I have a ~35 GB file on a remote Linux Ubuntu server. Locally, I am running Windows XP, so I am connecting to the remote Linux server using SSH (specifically, I am using a Windows program called SSH ...
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1answer
825 views

specify geometry of a new gnuplot window in lxde

I have a script that runs a calculation and then plots the result using gnuplot script file. The problem is that I need to make more than one plot and I don't want windows to cover each other. I ...
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How to assign user root rights?

I have Suse Linux on my desktop. So I am root and "normal" user. Frequently e.g. to start tomcat or install/remove a program I should use sudo or switch to super user. But I have defined many aliases ...
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1answer
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ncurses.h is not found, even though it is on the search path

I have installed ncurses package from source, and now I have $HOME/local/include/ncurses/curses.h $HOME/local/include/ncurses/ncurses.h on my filesystem. I have also set up the search pathes so ...
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0answers
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What went wrong with this driver install?

I am trying to install the correct LAN card drivers on openSuse 12.1. This is the output of the log file for the autorun.sh script: ------------------------------- Sun Jul 1 21:50:45 IDT 2012 ...
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Entry point of linux kernel [closed]

In the linux kernel is there a file that I can start to add my code, ex. load libraries? thanks
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Tomcat does not get enough memory

i'm trying to setup a jira instance on my vServer. I've got min. 1 GB ram and max. 2 GB ram. It was runing on my friends Server with only 512 MB ram. The first error was: ...
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885 views

How stable are Unix shell “stdin/stdout APIs”?

grepping, awking, sedding, and piping are day-to-day routine of a user of any Unix-like operating system, may it be on the command line or inside a shell script (collectively called filters from now ...
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0answers
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can't open netbeans IDE in Fedora 17

my linux version is: Fedora 17 I installed Netbeans IDE 7.1.2 and it was working fine, but now, when I try to open it, nothing happens after double clicking on it. I think updating the kernel may be ...
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How to tweet using terminal?

I would like to tweet a message using terminal. I tried something like: curl -u 'TwitterUsername':'TwitterPassword' -d status=”Your Message Here” https://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml but seems ...
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4answers
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cut / grep and df -h

How can I grep or cut the "173G" under "Verf"? I need this for Unix scripting in school. jonas@jonaspc:~/$ df -h /dev/sda2 Dateisystem Größe Benutzt Verf. Verw% Eingehängt auf /dev/sda2 ...
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random number needed

I need a command line script that will generate a random integer between 1 and 6. I'm using Ubuntu with bash. I was working on this a couple of months ago using 'bc', but never got it to work ...
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0answers
494 views

A problem with mknod when logged in as root

I am trying to load a char device driver written by myself. To achieve this I use a modified bash script published on this site: http://www.makelinux.net/ldd3/chp-3-sect-2. Here is my version of the ...
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1answer
859 views

Routing through iptables

I have this vpn client that touches the routing table and then keeps watching it to exit if it gets touched. It is the kind of setup needed for an endpoint, such as a laptop. I want to use a small ...
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1answer
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Configure touchscreen on Debian?

I have got Samsung Q1 Ultra with Debian Squeeze on it. Everything works okay, except touchscreen. The arrow almost does not respond to touching -- it only moves once in a while to a random place ...
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0answers
997 views

Making voice calls using Huawei E1550

3G dongle Huawei E1550 is able to make voice calls using huawei app in windows. With search I found the same app for linux (called Mobile Partner), seems it's working and makes calls but without sound ...
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1answer
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How do I get my Logitech Quickcam 4000 up and running?

I've just installed Debian “Squeeze” and would love it if I could get my webcam up and running. I've Googled for a solution, and there's a package named pwc that I need to install to get it up and ...
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1answer
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Network Printing in Fedora

I´m having problems setting up network printing in Fedora 16. In the printer setup box it says FirewallD is not running and gives a list of protocols that need to be enabled. I cannot find a FirewallD ...
2
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2answers
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How to set environment variable JAVA_HOME that will be saved on exit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set a user environment variable? (permanently, not session) I use Suse. First was installed jdk7, so JAVA_HOME remains like: /usr/java/jdk1.7.0_05/ After I ...
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4answers
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wireless is disabled by hardware switch even when not

I have a spartan computer. It has a built-in wireless module that up until recently I've had no issues with. The current problem is this. Everytime I shutdown the computer and it boots back up, I am ...
3
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1answer
209 views

Restoring an option at the end of a function in zsh

I'm writing a zsh shell function (as opposed to a script) where I would really like the extended_glob option to be enabled. But since the function runs in the caller's context, I don't want to clobber ...

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