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Can't log into Skype: complains of the existence of another instance when there isn't one

Whenever I try to log into Skype in Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit, it always says "Sign in failed" and "Another Skype instance may exist", thus preventing me from being able to log in. I've had this kind of ...
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Name a Byobu session?

Is there a way to create identifiable Byobu sessions so that when I've got multiple sessions running, the byobu-select-session menu gives me a list of sessions I can recognize, as opposed to ...
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Multiple tomcat instance

Is there a proper way to run more than one tomcat instance on an Ubuntu server? I've done some searching and found two options: Download a zipped tomcat and manually deploy it. The obvious con is ...
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Is it possible to add an option to the context menu in nautilus to open media in an existing VLC instance?

I've unchecked VLC's option - 'only allow one instance', since it would help simultaneous playbacks. But sometimes it is desirable to just open a new file in the already running one. Is it possible to ...
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How to run multiple instances of TICKR

See the bottom of TICKR Help. I have problems running multiple instances of the program "TICKR". However, I found a 'solution' on their website (link top), but it is too advanced for me. The ...
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How to remove nautilus side bar on some instances

i want to remove sidebar from nautilus, but not all the time , what i want is to remove it on a certain instance . the problem is when i remove it on an instance, it's removed from all other ...
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Is it possible to install (have ready for use) different versions of VLC?

I want (and use) VLC 2.2 because I like one addon that does not work with previous versions. But my 2.2 version has a bug, losing sound sometimes when scrolling, so it would be useful to have at hand ...
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How can I launch multiple instances of Totem since 11.10?

Since Ubuntu 11.10, I can't use the --no-existing-session parameter that is used to launch multiple instances of Totem, because it has been removed from newest versions of Totem. Is there a new way ...
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2nd instance of Firefox does not obey GTK2 customizations

On Ubuntu 10.10 I started a 2nd instance of Firefox using the command: $ firefox -ProfileManager -no-remote & Created a new profile and everything works smoothly except for the fact that this ...