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Ubuntu and Windows Server 2008 NFS

Background I am trying to configure NFS on my Windows Server 2008 with UNIX Extensions to be able to connect to Ubuntu. However in 2008 you need AD to activate User Profile Mappings. Windows can ...
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Webcam not recognized in Dell Mini 10v on Lucid Lynx. How to troubleshoot? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: my webcam wont work - how do I debug? Hi, basically I have installed Ubuntu Netbook (10.04) on my Dell Mini 10v (Inspiron 1011) and the webcam does not work. I tried ...
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Future of Bazaar [closed]

The Bazaar DVCS seems to be left far behind Git and Mercurial, at least in terms of adoption and overall mindshare in the VCS space. AFAIK the only high profile projects using bzr are Ubuntu and ...
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PostgreSQL missing /etc/postgresql folder?

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 10.10 (amd64). Even though the Postgresql (8.4.5) server and client are installed, the postgresql directory in /etc folder is missing. Any clues what could be ...
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how to restart java/flash from command line?

The java/flash plugin support in the browsers seems a little iffy (not to mention hard to configure.) My specific question is, is it possible to kill the flash/java PID and restart the process? ...
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Main Menu keyboard navigation does not restart at the first typed letter. Is this a bug or a tweakable feature?

Skip this section, unless you want to read some really boring background. I often prefer to navigate via the keyboard, and I typically launch my most frequently used apps via a system-wide ...
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Why is libatlas so old?

The version of libatlas avail. on Debian and/or Fedora are much more up to date (as in more than a year if not two) than those i see on the Ubuntu reps. Why that is? Is it possible (advised?) to ...
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How To Enable Compcache?

Compcache is a form of compressed ram swap that should improve performance in some circumstances for memory starved machines. http://code.google.com/p/compcache/ Apparently Ubuntu has had this ...
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SWF file as screensaver

I'd like to use an SWF file as screensaver. From xscreensaver FAQ: To play SWF Flash animations: Macromedia's stand-alone Flash player has xscreensaver support, as of version 6.0.79 and ...
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Why can't RhythmBox/Coherence see PS3 Media Server?

By PS3 Media server, I mean the package, rather than an actual PS3. It's a uPnp server. My XBox can see it and stream from it, but the Coherence plug-in of RhythmBox does not seem to be able to. I ...
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How to start a terminal with certain text already input on the command-line?

Rather than rephrasing my question, let me describe to you the desired user-case: I create a short shell-script to run command "gnome-terminal --someoptionflagname 'my text to be posted'", and ...
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Configure application priority to access the network

I noticed that when I am running applications such BitTorrent all the other applications have trouble accessing the network. I am sure it would be possible to limit BitTorrent's network usage but ...
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I've lost my MBR and now I can't boot

The other day I was doing my backups and I was looking for more space to store my videos. So I formatted one of my harddrives (I have 4 not counting the external I was backing up to), but this ...
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How can I get bug reporting help?

Often, I find issues with the internals of Ubuntu and I don't know how to effectively assign the bug to the right project/audience. Take this bug for example, regarding multiple monitor support. I'd ...
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Windows XP guest in VMWare Player 3 cannot maximise player windows

Setup: Ubuntu 10.04 64bit with dual monitor setup (1 dvi and 1 vga) I have a scenario where I am running a Windows XP guest in vmware player 3. If I try and maximize the vmware player window it ...
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How do I dual boot Windows XP and Ubuntu?

I already have Ubuntu installed on the machine and a spare NTFS partition.
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Where is my “gnome-panel”? It went walkabout when I moved it to the right (auto-hide=on). I haven't seen it since!

I've been experimenting with the general layout of the desktop, and all was well until I moved the panel to the right-hand side of the screen. Auto-hide was on at the time. I've moved it several ...
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Is there a keyboard command for 'show desktop'?

Like Windows, I want to hit Super+D to jump to the desktop or minimize all windows. I don't see command like that in Keyboard Shortcuts. Any idea?
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Why is there 4.86(maybe 15.1) GB of USED-space on a newly partitioned and formatted 298 GB drive (as ext4 by Gparted)

Well the question says most of it... Gparted reports the used space as 4.86 GB Nautilus reports used space as 15.1 GB...(via Properties of /media/U_0298_data) Why is this space used? and who is ...
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How to automate updates? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable automatic updates? My Aunt and Uncle asked me to setup a Ubuntu machine for them, but here's the problem; they live 200 miles away, and are VERY computer ...
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Why do I have no sound anymore?

I hope this question is appropriate for this forum. I have an embarrassing problem. After trying to get Ekiga-Softfon running I suddenly have no sound anymore at all. But I can't tell how I caused ...
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What is a good pixel ruler?

I'm looking for something to easily measure the height/width of items on screen in pixels.
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Installing libapache2-mod-python removes cacti

I'm trying to install Django on a machine that is primarily a network administration box; it has nagios and cacti installed on it. I went in today to install Django, and when I followed the following ...
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Tab completion for commands

I've noticed on the Desktop version when typing commands like sudo apt-get install mysq I can tab complete like when resolving file paths. However in the server edition this does not happen. Is there ...
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Problem changing resolution using xrandr: BadMatch

I tried to change the resolution using the following commands (found here): Use xrandr to check the current configuration and available modes: $ xrandr Screen 0: minimum 64 x 64, current 800 x 600, ...
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Where is /etc/X11/xorg.conf? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is the X.org config file? How do I configure X there? Where is the xorg.conf file in Ubuntu 10.04? I couldn't find it in /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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How to make a single program span two monitors when in TwinView

I'm trying to make emacs span two screens but the size is automatically resized to a single screen. I'm running a NVidia card in TwinView, with Ubuntu 10.04. I'm having this problem with other ...
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Looking for a multi-monitor wallpaper switcher

I've been looking without much success for a good Linux multi monitor wallpaper switcher. (Doesn't mean my search technique isn't fundamentally flawed) Regardless, would appreciate any ...
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How to detect Bluetooth, without rebooting

I have an external bluetooth adapter, it works if I attach it before booting, but if I connect it afterwards it fails to detect any device. Is there any command to scan for and detect devices?
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Can I set up two key-bindings to launch the Main Menu? … specifically: Alt+F1 and Super

I've set up the Super key to open the main menu. It works. gconftool-2 --set /apps/metacity/global_keybindings/panel_main_menu --type string "Super_L" , I have a shell script super.sh which ...
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Upgrading to latest stable Mono

Mono 2.8 was recently released boasting a couple of large performance improvements. It's far too late for it to make it into Maverick and I'm fairly inpatient. I don't use Mono for anything ...
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How to install tmux from source?

I've download tmux and am trying to install it on Ubuntu 10.04. $ ./configure Configured for Linux $ make cc -DBUILD="\"1.3\"" -std=c99 -D_GNU_SOURCE -D_POSIX_SOURCE -iquote. -c -o attributes.o ...
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GRUB Help and Reinstalling Ubuntu

Recently, I installed Ubuntu 10 Netbook edition (on my netbook, yes, obvious). My battery died literally, while I was using Ubuntu. Now, when I restart the computer, it seems that GRUB has ...
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How to Install Windows Media Player 11 on Wine

I am battling to install Windows Media Player 11 on Wine. I have tried the following: Open a Terminal (Applications, Accessories, Terminal) and type "sudo apt-get install wine." This installs Wine ...
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Which programs are tweakable in gconf-editor? and: What governs which ones end up there?

I am happy that gconf-editor exists, and is readily accessible (once you know about it), but it seems strange that there are two completely seperate places to customize an application's look and feel. ...
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Text selection CTRL+SHIFT+Cursor Keys?

I'm used to this Windows behavior that using CTRL+SHIFT+Cursor Keys I can select text word-wise. CTRL+Cursor Keys jumps word-wise and I use that a lot in combination with SHIFT to select text. This ...
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Playing drm encrypted wmv files in Linux

How do I play drm encrypted wmv files in Ubuntu? If it is possible, how do I do it. I've tried playing it with vlc and MPlayer media player but does not work. I am getting a scrambled picture when I ...
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How can i remove old content from syslog in System Log Viewer?

When l look into Ubuntu's System Log Viewer (I think that's the name in English) the messages categories are blown up with 70000 lines and almost 12MB in size. It mixes up messages from May this year ...
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How to reach a Windows machine by hostname?

I have always been under the impression that all I need to do in order to reach the Windows machines on my network by their hostnames from Ubuntu was do add the 'wins' option to the 'hosts' line in my ...
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How can I evenly space icons in the panel?

This is a silly, nitpicky little thing, but I have a laptop with a less-than-desirable amount of screen real estate, so it bothers me. I've added a bunch of application launchers to the default panel ...
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How to call a number from command-line with Skype?

I've seen several links suggesting it is possible to make a call from the command-line with skype. The instructions suggest something along the lines of: skype --callto:+14445551234 However, this ...
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Is there a way to make text in the interface sharper like Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make fonts look good in Ubuntu? I noticed on every install of Ubuntu, the font is softer than on Windows. Is this a setting somewhere?
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Use Computer headset like a hands-free for cell phone

Is it possible (and how) to use a computer headset (or speakers+mic) as a hands-free device for my mobile? I bought a bluetooth-dongle but I couldn't get it to work yet. I think I already set this up ...
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How do you view the contents of a .CAB file?

I'll trying to migrate away from Simply Accounting and need to somehow extract the contents of a Windows CAB file which is what Simply uses for backups. What is the best way to open a CAB file on ...
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I want my panel clock to be “digital” (2011-01-01). Is there a setting, or another clock? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the format of the date & time displayed in top panel ? I've been using computers for too long. The "human" display of the date/time in the panel looks ...
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Single mouse clicks behaving as double clicks?

Some time ago I started experiencing strange issue when single clicks would intermittently act as double clicks. Replacing the mouse doesn't help. Ubuntu forum seems to have few threads related to ...
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676 views

How do I set up automatic login?

How do I get 10.04 (Lucid) to log me in automatically on each reboot?
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Is there a rational reason to wait for the release date to download, install or update to the next version of Ubuntu?

Today, October 6th 2010, Ubuntu 10.10 is in Feature Definition Freeze, Debian Import Freeze, Feature Freeze, User Interface Freeze, Beta Freeze, Documentation String Freeze, Final Freeze, Kernel ...
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Display resolution problem using VGA splitter

Hardware I have the following hardware configuration: PC running Ubuntu 10.04 Onboard video card with one VGA output (Intel P4M800 - Via Unichrome) VGA splitter: 1 input, 4 outputs. Up to 2048x1536 ...
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Web is very slow after upgrading to Ubuntu 10.04

I have a DELL inspiron 1525 with was shipped with Ubuntu 8.04. It was working ok. I've decided to move to Ubuntu 10.04 last week. The install process was ok. Unfortunately, after the upgrade, my web ...

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