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Which tool to crop a portion of the screen?

I can see how to use Gimp to crop part of an image in a image file, but I want to crop a portion of the screen. How do you do that?
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how to install KeePassX 2.0 Alpha on ubuntu

On the KeePassX site there is only a Linux version 0.4.3 for download. how can I install the latest version on Ubuntu? The problem is, that Version 0.4 is basically unmaintained. see: ...
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Are there any hardware diagnostic tools?

I would like to perform a hardware check on my two desktops. Are there any general-purpose hardware check tools for Ubuntu that will check: the main board IDE devices (hard disks and CD players) ...
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How do I install development tools for 12.10?

I have a source tarball: ap-kernelmodule-1.0.14-13.tar.gz I have to compile a kernel module out of it and was instructed to install development tools for my Ubuntu version (which is 12.10). The format ...
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Presentation Creation Tools

Other than LibreOffice/OpenOffice.org Impress what good presentation making tools are available for Ubuntu? I prefer a GUI tool which can export to PDF as I have to make presentation in Windows PC. ...
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Diffrence between two dirs?

I have two identical folders, but the are not identical(for example Java installation dir). One dir has one extra file and one file has been changed. Is there any easy to use tool to check that or do ...
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How do I audit an executable to make sure it is not malicious?

I was wondering if there is a tool or a technique to run an executable in an isolated environment, maybe in a virtual machine. While the program is running, I want to be able to audit the ...
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How do I measure performance of a virtual server?

I've got a VPS running Ubuntu. Being a virtual server, I understand that it shares resources with unknown number of other servers, and I'm noticing that it's considerably slower than my desktop ...
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How do I add a notification for process completions

How can I add a notification of some sort (like playing a .wav file or creating a pop-up on the status bar) when a process finishes. For example, I am compiling a program that takes a couple of hours ...
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Tool to convert PDF file into separate HTML files?

I'm looking for a tool that will convert the pages of a PDF file to HTML files. I just need the text and formatting - I don't care about images and other media.
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Tool to convert OGG files to WMA?

I have a bunch of OGG files that I would like to convert to WMA (v9) format. Is there a native Ubuntu tool I can use for this? (Since WMA is a proprietary format, I'm guessing that there won't be a ...
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Best rootkit removal tool for a server?

and what schedule/sysadmin routine is recommended?
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How to measure voice frequency range in Hz?

I want to measure the voice frequency in Hz. Is there any open source or tool available in Ubuntu?
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What Reverse Engineering Tools Are Available for Ubuntu?

I would like to know ,what are different Reverse Engineering Tools , that work on linux. I was using OllyDebug on Windows.
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How to sort audio files according to their cut-off frequency (real bitrate) in kHz?

I have some music collection and I want to sort/filter them easily according to their cut-off frequency (real bitrate, usually in kHz. I used to use Spek for showing me this information, but Spek ...
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Looking for an application for the start-up phase of romance writing

Apologice in advance for the maybe off topic question. Is there any Ubuntu application that helps for the start-up phase of story writing? I'm looking for such a tool that provides me the capability ...
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update-initramfs: /usr/share/initramfs-tools/hooks/fixrtc failed with return 1

I'm using Kubuntu 13.04 x64. I found out about this problem after installing Nvidia drivers from jockey and seeing that nouveau was still loading instead. I tried to manually reinstalling ...
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Installing 12.04 Ubuntu Studio on VMware Workstation 7, won't install VMware Tools

I'm attempting to install Ubuntu Studio 12.04 on my laptop by using VMware Workstation 7.1.5, and I've encountered a problem. The install goes well until the installation of Ubuntu has completed and ...
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How to write cloud-specific application upon ubuntu cloud infrastructure?

Say there is a ready-to-use ubuntu private cloud infrastructure using MAAS, juju and OpenStack. The next step for a newbie developer is trying to write an application upon this infrastructure as a ...
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Is there a central configuration tool for ubuntu such as yast on opensuse?

In openSUSE there is a set up tool called YaST working on GUI and command line. Is there such tool for Ubuntu for instance on YaST one can configure samba and the services. Here is a picture for ...
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GUI for the diction tool

I just stumbled upon the excellent diction tool. It's great to check the writing style of my LaTeX files, the problem is, however, I can only use it through the command line. The output, while being ...
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Find Kali Security tester tools after installation [duplicate]

I'm a 'beginner' with Ubuntu. I tried it already a few times. I also tried Kali, etc already. I think Ubuntu is very useful, and has many possiblities. But I missed one thing from Kali. The Security ...
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What tools are available for determining a files type other than the file command?

I am trying to figure out how Football Manager reads its save games. The files have .fmc extension and if I run the file command it just returns data. I suspect the save game file is a database of ...
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Create an application's shortcut to launch it from Terminal?

I need to launch an application created with ruby, python or perl from Terminal (without entering the directory), and keep it working. This is an example : When I go to the sqlnuke directory and ...
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How do I install SRILM on ubuntu 14.04?

SRILM is a tool for Language Modelling in Natural Language Processing (NLP), http://www.speech.sri.com/projects/srilm/ There is no clear installation guide to install SRILM on ubuntu 14.04. There was ...
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Is there a text based mind mapping tool for Ubuntu?

Do you know any text based mind mapping tools for Ubuntu? I.E. I would like to edit a text file (e.g. using vim) using a certain markup and then be able to convert it to a mind map (e.g. in png oder ...
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How to exit gpick color picker after picking from a keyboard shortcut?

I assigned a shortcut in Ubuntu 14.04 to gpick -p, which brings up the color picker instantly. GPick is configured to save the picked color to the clipboard. However, once the color is picked, the ...
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Can Ubuntu have any Input Tool for typing?

In windows we have Microsoft Indic Tool and Google Input Tool for typing. And in Ubuntu we use google input tool in browser only. Can Ubuntu have any Ubuntu Indic or Input Tool for typing. If yes how ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Parallels on Mac

last week I´ve tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 with Parallels as a Vm it works well but I didnt could install the Parallels Tool. For test I have tried 12.04 too and the Parallels Tools are working ...
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install apache with development tools

I'm trying to do this http://php.webtutor.pl/en/2011/04/25/mod_rewrite-and-hiphop-for-php-on-apache-web-server/ But the yum -y install httpd httpd-devel gives -bash: yum: command not found. I'm on ...
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What is “linux-tools” package? Is it needed for “average” desktop user?

What exactly is "linux-tools" set of packages? It is released with every kernel version, but (from what I can see) it contains only a few diagnostic utilities (cpupower, pref, turbostat, ...
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How do I install Kodos in 12.10?

In previous Ubuntu version I used Kodos extensively. But the package has been dropped in 12.10. It's a neat regular expression testing tool. It's hard to find an alternative that is not Windows only ...
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Quick access to key-value storage for users

I'm typing dozens of different values every day. I repeat typing the same set of values every day, including passwords, IPs and long file paths. Say I'm typing a command in the terminal and need to ...
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1answer
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What are the best tool to generate an RTP session?

I want to generate some RTP traffic between Windows and Ubuntu and capture the packets using Wireshark. This is for study purpose. What tools can I use for generating RTP traffic. Whatever I tried ...
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Is there a Temparature monitor application for Ubuntu 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get sensor readings for recent hardware? On Windows 7 I have got Asus Probe, which came with my ASUS P5QPL-AM Motherboard Drivers DVD. It monitors disk speed, fan ...
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1answer
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How to install and setup SmokePing?

Any have good link to how to for SmokePing that is upto date for 10.10 or 10.04(aka mint11)?
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Tool to disable services and daemons

For the old (and still used in debian) init mechanism there are tools such as rcconf to disable services and daemons. Are there such for whatever is used in Ubuntu (upstart I guess) ? I am running ...
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How to make the toolbar go back to default?

At the moment,the main tool-bar is on the middle of the screen and there is no space on the tool-bar click-able to get it back to the stretched position thank you
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How to specify path to the installed tool?

I have installed SRA Toolkit using this command sudo apt-get install sra-toolkit under ubuntu. Now I am trying to use one of it's part - fastq-dump.2.1.7 but I receive an error from which I ...
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How to filter audio files according to tacts per minute (speed)?

I have some music collection and I want to sort/filter them easily according to their speed (in tacts per minute). I want to find a simple solution to filter the whole collection using e.g bash, ...
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Does ubuntu-make keep installed software up-to-date?

I have installed ubuntu-make from the official ppa and with it installed two IDEs and Unity3D. I am not clear on the upgrading process. Does ubuntu-make keep them up-to-date, do I need to do it from ...
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Kali tools on Ubuntu are updated normally [duplicate]

I am thinking seriously to change back to Ubuntu, but I want to know some things first..... The Kali tools it takes update as normally with those repo ? The tools are working normally as supposed to ...
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In Ubuntu which tool we use for disk-defragment? [duplicate]

Can Ubuntu have any disk-defragment tools, like Microsoft Windows. Or any other tools equivalent for it? I read: Defragmenting tools
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Is there a way to debug cscope?

I'm trying to build a cscope code database (running cscope -Rb) on a reasonably-sized (not huge) codebase. However, cscope is not returning, after over an hour. Over the past few months that I've ...
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ubuntu and kali together [closed]

I'm starting to use Kali Linux but I like Ubuntu GUI. If I add kali repositories on Ubuntu sources.list or replaces Ubuntu sources with Kali Linux sources.list, will it work like the original kali ...
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How to adjust text color, contrast in ALL system features & apps?

Why is there no system directory where a person might access all system utilities, like background, text size, color, etc. Must I download a separate utility for everything?
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Check stability of the internet connection [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and want to find out if my system or the router or the provider is causing the problem, why I loose internet connection once or twice an hour. The computer is connected via ...
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Message indicator after specific time?

Is there any tool this can indicate message after each 30 minutes of uptime ? actually I spend too many time on computer so i want tool which indicate message after every 30 minutes. like, when ...
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Where can I find pencil tool in Open Office drawing?

In Table menu in MS Word, we have the option to draw a table by using pencil tool and erase the line of the table by using eraser. How can we do the same in Open Office drawing?
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Where is the tool for password encryption in 12.04?

Ubuntu at Launchpad tells me to set up pgp keys by going to the Passwords and Encryption Keys tool. However I cannot find this program anyplace. In addition info is sparce on the net about Ubuntu's ...