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Can't get HP Officejet 6500 card reader to work

This network (wired) printer works great using the latest HPLIP drivers. However when I plug in an SD card, it just blinks and never shows up mounted anywhere. Has anyone come up with a way to mount ...
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How to set up an Ubuntu 10.04 machine to accept ssh requests only from within the local network?

I am about to install 10.04 (from bare metal to replace 9.04) and I want to set it up so that I can shh into the machine, but only from other machines on my local network. (I.e., I want to reject all ...
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Wake from hibernate on ssh request

Is there a feature (or aptitude package) in Ubuntu 10.04 that will wake my computer up from standby when it gets an ssh (or other webrequest). I've been trying to put my computer in hibernate/standby ...
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How do I clear the DNS cache?

I just updated the DNS record (ns1, ns2, ns3.myhostingcompany.com) for a site I've got hosted, but I still get the domain registrar parking page. I'd like to see if the problem is Ubuntu's cached DNS ...
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Dropbox reconnect on network connection established

I am running UNR (but using the regular gnome launcher) and have DropBox installed. Since I use my laptop on the train, there is no network connectivity. However once I reconnect to a network, dropbox ...
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What is the difference between Network Manager and 'ifconfig' 'ifup', etc?

Ubuntu seems to provide at least two network "toolsets" (for lack of a better term). I'm running into conflicts between these two. Network Manager Something which is more like the traditional ...
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Printer sharing and Ubuntu

I have a printer plugged it into my Ubuntu desktop machine. I want to access it from Windows 7 on my laptop. Is this possible? If yes, how can I do this?
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Network Preferences Occasionally Defaulted upon Login

Sometimes (but not all the time, oddly enough), when I log into my system, Networking will be disabled by default. Is this a common issue, or is there some workaround I missed to set 'On' as the ...
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How can Huawei EC-1260 (Tata Photon) USB Internet Device be used to share Internet over a home wireless network?

At home I have a Windows desktop - and one of the primary reasons I boot into it is to share my internet connection over the home wireless network. I have a setup of this kind: Windows Desktop ...
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How can you monitor internet download usage?

Some broadband providers impose a monthly download limit, charging extra if you go over. It is also quite easy to exceed some of the lower limits just by installing/updating packages and 'normal' ...
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How to set up Ubuntu as wireless accesspoint?

How can I set up my WiFi to be used as wireless access point on Ubuntu Server? I have a local Ubuntu Server, it has a wireless card in it (802.11a/b/g/n) and I really want to set it up as an 802.11n ...
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How do I configure WiFi to log in to WPA at boot time, regardless of user being logged in?

How do I set a system wide wireless WPA password that starts at boot time, allowing me to SSH in to the machine from outside, for example? I'm running mythbuntu. Until I log in, WiFi doesn't connect, ...
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Is there a way to link a VPN (tun0) adapter to a fake physical (ethX) adapter?

Is there a way to link a VPN (tun0) adapter to a fake physical (let's say ethX) adapter?
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add default route on boot [closed]

I'm trying to add a default route on my ppp0 connection, I want the default route points to that connection. I tried to add it in /etc/rc.local but I don't think that is the right place to do so. I ...
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How do I share files on my home network?

I would like to set up a home network with the various Ubuntu machines I have at my home. They are all running 10.04. It would have to be able to share files and maybe even chat. :) Any information ...
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How do I set up VLAN forwarding?

I have a DAAP server with multiple VLAN interfaces. I would like to get traffic forwarded on all of the VLANs. Forwarded from eth0 to eth1.010* I've got the switch configured to be a trunk port with ...
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How to map a VPN (tun0) network adapter on host Ubuntu to a VirtualBox guest Windows?

I have a Ubuntu 10.04 running Oracle VirtualBox 3.2.6 with a Windows XP guest. I use a VPN that I would like to be accessed by the guest VM, on a ifconfig it shows as: tun0 Link encap:UNSPEC ...
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How I can limit Download/Upload bandwidth?

How I can limit Download/Upload bandwidth for: Entire OS. One network interface. Single application.
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How can I share files over a Windows network?

I have a media computer which I recently reformatted to Ubuntu 10.04. I am probably just missing something obvious but I can't figure out how to share folders and files, so that I can browse to them ...
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Panel applet to show current network traffic in text?

I'm using the System Monitor panel applet to show me graphs of current ram usage and network traffic. However, I want something like iStat Menu's text version of this. If I hover over my current app, ...