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Bash cannot expand backticks interactively

On RHEL5.2 (bash 2.3.25) I can cd `pwd`/[TAB] and pwd is substituted into my current working directory, using the output of pwd(1). How can I achieve the same functionality in Ubuntu 9.10 (bash ...
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How to remove Postgres from my installation?

I have ubuntu 9.10(karmic), and when I attempted to install a new program, the postgres was installed as a dependency of that program, no problem at all if the installation occurs with success, but ...
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1answer
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Turning off XON/XOFF when SSHing via PuTTY

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 9.10 on a rented dedicated server. When I ssh to it using PuTTY (on a Windows machine), I find it responds to Ctrl+S and Ctrl+Q as XON/XOFF transmission control ...
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No GUI boot; startx error, I suspect no filesystem corruption

Till yesterday, my Ubuntu 9.10 was working fine. I had watched a movie using vlc. I had also charged my ipod using the laptop. Today, when I started it, I automatically booted into command line. ...