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Bzr Eclipse Plugin not configurable

I'm relatively new to Eclipse. I'm currently running bzr 2.2.1 and Eclipse 3.5.2 (Galileo). Following the directions at: http://wiki.bazaar.canonical.com/BzrEclipse/Installation I get to the point ...
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How to create file/folder sync functionality (similar to Dropbox)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make my own Dropbox / Ubuntu One server at home I think with time it will become possible to use a Dropbox locally on my Linux/Unix/Windows server. But for now, I would ...
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1answer
333 views

Banshee smooth start/pause playing?

Is there any plugin to make Banshee start playing, pause tracks smooth? Rhythmbox has such an option, but U can't find it in Banshee.
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How can I keep a wireless card's radio powered off by default?

My desktop's PCI wireless card is always scanning for available wireless networks, but I only rarely use it. Can I keep the radio turned off until I need it?
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1answer
677 views

Sync only selected subfolders to UbuntuOne?

I've just set up UbuntuOne, and am ready to sync. My Documents folder has the option to sync, but not the individual subfolders. I don't want to sync my entire Documents folder - is there any way to ...
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4answers
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Enable two-finger scrolling on ALPS touchpad

How can I set up two-finger scrolling on an ALPS touchpad that doesn't support multiple fingers? The relevant output from xinput list is as follows: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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2answers
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How do I get Dangerdeep to work? [closed]

Has anyone been able to get Danger From The Deep (Dangerdeep) to work under Ubuntu 10.04 for longer than 5 minutes or so without crashing & hanging up??? The graphics are superb & it looks ...
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1answer
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Sharing directories are not shown

I use Ubuntu on my Mac with VMWare Fusion. I setup share folders. However, I don't have anything in /mnt/hgfs I did have the shared directories, but they're not there. What's wrong with this, ...
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Cannot mount Android phone and sync with Banshee

I can't get my LG Optimus One to sync with Banshee. I read somewhere that the root needs to have an empty file called '.is_audio_player'. I did that and it still doesn't mount. I ran dmesg however ...
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Is it possible to do a remote wipe of a system?

My office had a break-in over the weekend, and several laptops were stolen. Mine wasn't one of them, but I'm curious - the owners of the stolen computers (Windows and Mac) are all talking about remote ...
4
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1answer
703 views

About the use of dotted hostname with avahi

Hi I recently discovered avahi. It help you when you when to resolve hostname for the local network. But in my situation i've got a issue. I decided to host a machine called "a.alpha" and a another ...
8
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4answers
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What about the performance enhancement when using an SSD as the main disk?

I'm planning to buy a new PC and I am thinking about using an SSD as the main disk. I'd also use a standard spinning disk and I'd mount it to /home. To the people already using such a setup: does ...
3
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2answers
284 views

Will Ubuntu make use of PackageKit?

The primary design goal of PackageKit is to unify all the software graphical tools used in different distributions. Has Ubuntu any plans for adoption?
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1answer
679 views

How will the launcher/button work on a touch panel?

I'm not sure if Unity has a design problem. If the Launcher is hidden you can bring it to front by moving the mouse over the home button or hit the Super Key. So far, so good. But what is on Tablet ...
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1answer
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What is the all_proxy environment variable used for?

When I type set | grep -i proxy I see all environmental variables which refers to proxy settings. I understand the meaning of http_proxy and ftp_proxy but what is all_proxy used for and where can ...
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5answers
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Disable all user accounts?

I'm not sure all accounts are disabled on my computer, including samba-guest, and I need to disable all accounts except the one I'm using. How can I disable them all?
3
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1answer
646 views

Why is gnome-session and gconfd-2 using 10+% CPU each?

gnome-session and gconfd-2 are each using about 10% cpu, with me doing nothing on the desktop. The other day gnome-session got up to 25% (I suspect it was maxing out a single core of the quad core cpu)...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

Is there a Powerpoint (PPT) to text/html converter?

Is there a ppt to text/html converter for Ubuntu/*nix?
2
votes
1answer
492 views

zenity script for zsync

Can someone make a simple zenity script for zsync which just takes the location of the file to be synced and the zsync file and show progress ?
3
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1answer
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Using LVM, how can I tell which logical volume is near full?

I am getting errors that my disk is nearly full, but i am using three logical volumes, and would need to know which i need to extend. I still have 50GB unassigned. Up until now i always extend all ...
3
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4answers
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Handle Doc/Docx Templates on a headless server to produce PDFs preferably without using OpenOffice.org

On a production web server I have to produce letters based on a template I got in MS-Word binary format. I use PHP and for the search and replace task I found PHPWord, which can handle Docx files, so ...
3
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1answer
767 views

How to recover GRUB after upgrade from 9.10 to 10.04?

After I have done an upgrade from Ubuntu 9.10 to Ubuntu server 10.04, the server stops with a GRUB rescue message, how can I recover my GRUB without reinstalling?
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1answer
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How to test samba/afp configuration remote server?

I am using Ubuntu as desktop and server OS. When I am logged in to the server via SSH on the terminal to change the smb/afp configuration, I can only test the configuration from the server over ...
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2answers
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Where can I find an automatic day-night color balance adjuster similar to f.lux/Redshift that works with multiple monitors?

I tried f.lux, and I like what it does (automatically adjust the color balance of your monitors depending on time of day), but it seems to work on only 1 of my monitors. Can I configure it to work on ...
2
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8answers
22k views

Recommend an Outlook replacement

Not a fan of Evolution or Thunderbird. Is there a decent alternative to Outlook on Ubuntu?
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1answer
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Why is Ubuntu unmounting my primary hard drive?

I'm running Ubuntu 10.10 on my laptop (an Asus G73j), dual-booting Windows 7 if that matters. After using the computer for couple of hours or so, I get a popup complaining that a file was unmounted, ...
2
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1answer
3k views

Full disk encryption with-preseed?

Ubuntu 8.04 and later provide encryption using LUKS and eCryptfs. The question is how to configure preseed to do it automatically? There is an option in preseed to encrypt user's home, but no option ...
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1answer
62 views

Is there any version of Vim which uses the libxft library to render fonts?

Is there any version of Vim which uses the libxft library to render fonts?
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1answer
146 views

Can you change the update interval for the hardware-monitor applet?

I want to change the update interval of the hardware-monitor applet. There's no setting for it in preferences...
4
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1answer
103 views

Synchronising Cut-and-Paste Activities in Ubuntu One

This was posted in the Ubuntu Forums but received no response, so I'm re-posting it here (with minor updates) in hopes that it will at least get some comments. Recently, I moved a large amount of ...
2
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1answer
344 views

High I/O wait after login

I've noticed that the ubuntuone-syncdaemon hogs up the hard disk every time I log in to Ubuntu (10.04). This takes up to two or three minutes, which makes Ubuntu insufferably slow. Opening Firefox is ...
0
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2answers
5k views

How do I install the HP F4280 printer?

How do I install the HP Deskjet F4280 All-in-One printer?
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6answers
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How are typical users expected to read the documentation in /usr/share/doc?

I recently learned that there is a huge pile of documentation in /usr/share/doc. It seems like much of it is gzipped so that it is not directly accessible without administrative privileges: $ gunzip ...
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5answers
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How can I open the containing folders of items in Nautilus search results?

After searching for a file in Nautilus, how can I open its parent folder?
2
votes
2answers
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VirtualHost and 403 Forbidden problem with Apache

I have the exactly same problem as in 403 Forbidden Error when accessing enabled virtual host, but I tried the provided solution and still receiving 403 Forbidden, my site is called project, and it's ...
1
vote
1answer
545 views

How do I integrate a folder into an ISO image?

I just can't seem to figure this out. I tried AcetonISO, but the file is only 43MB (the folder is ~ 800MB). I also tried a Windows tool called ImgBurn, but same thing happened. How can I add the ...
3
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1answer
1k views

How do I add content to an ISO image?

I have 10.10 cd iso image. I want to add ubuntu manual to this iso image such that, after burning this iso image to cd, in live cd mode and after installation that ubuntu manual should appear in the ...
11
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1answer
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How to download a whole FTP site using command line?

I need to download an FTP site (a web site source code actually) containing a very high quantity of relatively small files (downloading it with FileZilla took more than a day, but I believe it could ...
7
votes
5answers
38k views

Program to automatically generate subtitles using speech-to-text?

I have a video that I want to create subtitles for. Is there a program that can perform rudimentary speech-to-text in order to set the correct start/stop of each individual subtitle create ...
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vote
2answers
156 views

How to set up a default system configuration (packages, config)?

I need a way to customize my system automatically either at install time or right after. Example (system just finished installing): Install a custom list of packages (e.g. gimp, inkscape, certain ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Why are my Rhythmbox controls (Pause, Play, etc.) missing from the sound menu?

Rhythmbox is located in the sound menu (the tray applet where you monitor volume), however when I click it, it doesn't respond whatsoever. When I open Rhythmbox through Applications > Sound & ...
4
votes
1answer
371 views

Why is kernel “rescheduling” causing so many wakes-from-idle?

PowerTOP reports that the majority of wakeups are being caused by [Rescheduling interrupts], [kernel scheduler], and [kernel core]. What are these, and can I do anything to reduce the number of ...
2
votes
1answer
552 views

Mouse Cursor Freezes Randomly with Intel GMA 950

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10. It's installed using Wubi, dual booting with Windows. It's a fresh install. At random times, the mouse cursor freezes and I can't click anything on the screen. I can move the ...
4
votes
1answer
3k views

How do I reset gnome-open/xdg-open to actually open with my preferred browser?

Somehow gnome-open and xdg-open are now hopelessly broken. Setting my default browser in System -> Preferences -> Preferred Applications changes nothing. When I click on any link that points to a ...
10
votes
3answers
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Suspend fails (reboot on resume) and no hibernate option [closed]

Upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10 removed hibernate option for me and introduced the problem where by after entering standby (being indicated by blinking amber LED on my laptop) I cannot resume my session. ...
10
votes
4answers
2k views

Cutting desktop power usage

I'm on a general energy saving mission. I've finally swapped my old CRT monitor for a LCD, so the next step it to optimise the PC power usage. It's using an AMD 64 X2 4600+ CPU which I know can ...
3
votes
3answers
2k views

I cannot adjust the brightness of my Acer Travelmate 4740 laptop

I cannot adjust my laptop's brightness. What can I do?
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vote
1answer
3k views

How to add weather forecast on desktop?

Currently Ubuntu shows the weather information of your selected cities in the calendar indicator. There is also an applet for GNOME Panel that shows forecast for US & Canada cities only. What is ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

How to detect Creative Sound blaster Audigy 2?

I have installed a pci 7.1 sound card Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2, on my 10.10 Ubuntu 64 bit installation. I have disabled the on board sound card from bios. I boot and the system cannot recognize ...
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votes
8answers
379k views

How can I resize an ext root partition at runtime?

How can I increase the size of the root partition of a system at runtime? I have a partition that is not allocated after the root partition (which is also ext4), how can I add that unallocated space ...

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