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Blackboard (WebCT) takes ~2 min to load. Any tricks to make it load faster? [closed]

I'm running stock OpenJDK on Ubuntu 10.10 and webCT in firefox loads very slowly. I haven't found anyone else complaining about this so, I'm wondering how to go about debugging this. Anyone else ...
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Cheap compatible infrared receiver

I have a universal remote that I would like to use to control my Ubuntu box setup using boxee. I'm pretty familiar using lirc to get it setup(which I've used with an RF remote/receiver) but I'd like ...
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From Ubuntu, “Back to my Mac”

I have a Mac at home, and run Ubuntu at work. I'd like to be able to connect to my Mac in a similar way to how I had when I worked on a Mac. I have MobileMe so I used Back to My Mac (Apple's version ...
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How to clean up aptitude output?

Every time I use the CLI to install something with aptitude I get this output: warning, in file '/var/lib/dpkg/status' near line 60509 package 'virtualbox-3.0': error in Version string '3.0.10-...
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Nautilus freezes when connecting to SSH server [closed]

I have several nautilus bookmarks pointing to SSH servers, so that I can easily access them. Out of nowhere this doesn't work anymore. When I open a bookmark or enter ssh://user@server in the location ...
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Why does pressing Alt + Tab cause a freeze? [closed]

Lately my computer is freezing a lot when I do the Alt + Tab combination in order to change window focus. I don't have Compiz or anything like that. What could be causing the system to lock up like ...
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Xerox Workcentre 3220 Drivers

We just got a Xerox Workcentre 3220 in the office (yay nobody looked up linux compatibility when ordering), and the 3119 drivers keep showing "out of paper" when trying to print. Any ideas how to set ...
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Force device name / order - SAS tape drive

I'm having a fun problem here, we have a 10.04 server running bacula with 2 SAS tape drives. Last friday I had to unplug the tape drives a couple of times. Today, the devices are "reversed" (nst0 is ...
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How do I install a ssh private key generated by puttygen?

I set up my linux server to accept connections from my home PC by adding the public key generated by puttygen to the authorized_keys file. Now I'm trying to connect to the same machine, but this time ...
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Loading daemon at startup

Is there an elegant way, other than messing with /etc/rc?.d, to control the daemon loading at boot time? My personal concern is stopping Nginx from loading at boot, while setting lighttpd to do load ...
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Netbooks for sale without Windows in the UK

I'm looking to buy a ~10inch screen netbook that works with Ubuntu. That's probably the easy bit. There are dozens of good options available. Unfortunately, everything I look at is shackled to its ...
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How make a configure/makefiles from an C file?

Hope this is not a stupid question. But here it goes... Over the last month I have learned Programming in C and Gtk to a point where I have written a small program in C. I would like to make a ...
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Can I use Skype through Empathy?

I'd prefer to have my communications centralised in Empathy. Is it possible to see my Skype contacts in Empathy and use voice, video or chat?
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How to open file with default application from command line?

In Nautilus, when you double click a file, it will open it with the default application associated with the file's extension. For instance, .html files will open in a web browser and .pdf will be ...
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Update destroyed grub

I have Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) installed on my notebook via wubi. Since a recent ubuntu update however my system doesn't work anymore. When I boot I get into grub rescue>. After some internet ...
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Battery life greatly depreciated in 64-bit when compared to 32-bit

I have a Dell E6400 and have been using Ubuntu on this machine for just over a year. Previously I used 9.10 on 32bit. When I upgraded to use 10.04 I remained on 32bit and battery life seemed just fine....
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Can't view videos in Flash now I've upgraded to 10.04 [closed]

I've just upgraded to the LTS and now I can't watch any videos on Your Tube via Flash in either Firefox or Chrome. I had the issue with Chrome before I upgraded, but I could still see them in Firefox ...
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Spanning gnome-panel across dual monitors

Is it possible to make gnome-panel span across the top of both screens (positioned side-by-side)? Preferably, it should involve a solution where the additional screen can be painlessly added or ...
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Do we need Swap partition on a LAMP server?

Do we need actually swap partition on the ubuntu-server with LAMP? I think I don't need it, but better to know for sure if it will not cause some unpredicted behaviour. Actually my thoughts were: ...
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Does Unity work on Intel GMA x4500?

Does anyone use Unity with an Intel GMA x4500 graphic card? Does it work?
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Is possible to change desktop wallpaper in Unity? If yes, how to do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add new wallpapers? I've installed Ubuntu Netbook edition 10.10 on a new latptop for a people whit zero knowledge of how to use a computer. Me and other people in ...
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Install Ubuntu Netbook 10.10 without CD/USB/WUBI from HDD on WinXP

I have downloded the Ubuntu Netbook 10.10 ISO file. When I mount it on a Virtual drive it gives me the option to install it via CD(restart and boot from disc) or use the WUBI installer. The WUBI ...
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How to remove the unwanted entries from the boot menu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to remove/hide old kernel versions? When my system boots up, a big list of some 6 options are shown other than the Windows OS option. They are like : ...
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Where can I download drivers for lenovo s10-3? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to download specific ubuntu drivers for my pc Where can I download drivers for Lenovo s10-3 to make it work in Ubuntu 10.xx? Or is the XP driver enough to work in ...
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Debian Stable vs Ubuntu LTS for Server?

Which is a better platform for a professional use server? Debian Stable or Ubuntu LTS? The third party software we plan to use, works on both. Which one is better on it own merits? Take into ...
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Simple way to consistently access a SMB mount?

Is there any simple GUI way to make an SMB share persistent? I don't quite remember the steps, but on Windows, once you've mapped a share to a drive, you're given the option to 'reconnect on boot' (or ...
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Graphical Traceroute with Map from Repository

It seems like xt (xtraceroute) has been dropped from the repository, does anyone know of another graphical traceroute program in the main repos which draws maps? If not, then a loose deb package will ...
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How do I install Ubuntu (I'm a linux noob)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install Ubuntu? Assuming I know nothing about linux, where do I go to download the installation files, and how do I go about installing it? Are there certain ...
2
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1answer
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How to make ALT+TAB with Gnome-Do's Docky work?

I would like to use Gnome-Do's Docky but it requires me to enable either visual effects in the Appearances preferences (change from None to Normal) which I think enables compiz OR metacity's ...
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1answer
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SSD Installation error: Read-only file system: '/target/bin'

I'm having real issues reinstalling 10.04 to an SSD - I had one SSD fail, and have replaced it with a brand new one, but the 10.04 installer fails at beginning to write files to the disk with this ...
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Kernel Panic: line 61: can't open /scripts/functions

I'm facing a problem with all the kernels installed at my system (Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit). Installed kernel versions: 2.6.32-21 up to 2.6.35.23. The booting halted with the following error: init: .: ...
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Why is the Ubuntu One server side application proprietary?

NOTE: as of 02-04-14. Canonical has announced that they will be shutting down the ubuntu one service, and in the process, will make the server side application open source as well, as detailed in ...
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Why is the default wallpaper in jpg format, rather than a lossless format like png?

Is it just to save disk space? Or does it effect loading time/performance in some way? You'd think that you'd want the best quality possible image for something you'll be looking at throughout the day....
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How to boot to root shell when GRUB recovery menu fails to load a shell?

Can't seem to boot into root shell in recovery mode from GRUB. I try booting into recovery mode from the GRUB menu and don't ever get a shell, just log messages from the kernel bootup. Ctrl+Alt+F1-F12 ...
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Are there Karma thresholds on Launchpad for gaining access to certain features

I'm currently reviewing bus on Launchpad and the option to Triage them is greyed out for me. Is this because my Karma is not high enough (599 at time of writing) or is it because I'm not a part of the ...
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How to find out what device a file or folder is on?

Is it possible to query (using the command line) what device a particular file or folder is on? All files are on some sort of storage device (eg. /dev/sda1). These storage devices are mounted at a ...
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How do I get a Genius iLook 300 webcam to work?

please help me install webcam Genius iLook 300 v1.4 in ubuntu 10.04. lsusb show this: Bus 003 Device 002: ID 093a:2628 Pixart Imaging, Inc.
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Why are Last.fm's features unavailable to Banshee users who don't subscribe to the service?

Whenever I try to do anything other view my Last.fm profile in Banshee, I am confronted with the following message at the bottom of the inteface: Failed to tune into station: Stations are only ...
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Cannot log into chat

I have set up the chat and broadcast accounts: clicked on my user name on the panel and chose Chat accounts... and Broadcast accounts... Now when I log into my system I cannot choose my status. In ...
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W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release: [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix the GPG error “NO_PUBKEY” without terminal? After i run sudo aptitude update i get the below error: W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid ...
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1answer
199 views

update-manager doesn't request PW - just NOOPs

I upgraded to Maverick and now I never get the password dialog that 10.04 had for installing packages - it just NOOPs from the GUI. Ran update-manager with user privileges from terminal and no error ...
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2answers
543 views

How can I stop banshee from downloading podcasts as 'read only'

When Banshee downloads podcasts to the 'Podcasts' folder, it marks that folder as read only. This is a problem when I want to sync them to my Android smartphone and I am unable to listen to them ...
26
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1answer
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Graphical editor for GSettings/dconf?

Is there an equivalent to gconf-editor for GSettings/dconf? I know that I can use gsettings set ... on the command line, but that's a bit inconvenient (especially with list types).
4
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1answer
519 views

How can I monitor the output of an already running program?

I am trying to figure out what is going on with pulseaudio on my computer because almost every 20 seconds of listening to a song it freezes. I've tried killall pulseaudio && pulseaudio to try ...
3
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5answers
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Cron jobs show up in GNOME Scheduler but don't execute

I have configured Back In Time and MySQL Administrator to make a backup every day at 15:00. In order to be sure I have installed Gnome Scheduler to see whether these two applications are registered ...
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1answer
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Unable to share a folder between Windows 7 and Ubuntu (running in VMWare)

I have installed vmware toolbox in Ubuntu (guest OS). I tried to share a location from the settings of the virtual machine. But when I click Ok, the following error in thrown in the host (Win 7) OS. ...
4
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2answers
284 views

Securing system admin account

As it is well known, it is recommended that the system administrator login to the system using a normal user (non-root). When the admin needs to do privileged tasks, sudo can be used to become ...
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3answers
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Can I download Ubuntu 'Lite' - just the core?

As a bit of a personal project im wanting to create a very lightweight desktop environment with something like fluxbox. As a start point im wanting to use something like a lightweight version of ...
5
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1answer
799 views

Wireless (Broadcom) just stopped working after putting machine to sleep! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get Broadcom BCM 43XX Wireless card working Had the wireless working on my Dell Studio 15 for months now (Ubuntu 10.04 64bit, now 10.10 64bit). But I shut the lid ...
5
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2answers
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How can I create a cron command that will execute a command inside a detached screen?

I have created a screen, but can I now somehow execute a command that will run commands in the detached screen? I do not even know if this is possible, but if it is, it will probably be something ...

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