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Share Wireless connection with Wired Ethernet Port

That's pretty much it. If I connect to the Internet on wlan0, how can I share this connection with a device plugged into my wired Ethernet port eth0?
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1answer
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Ubuntu Linux UFW Firewall, Local Intranet Access

At home, I have Ubuntu server with the UFW firewall. What command do I type to turn on local intranet access to my web server, but keep the outside world out from my DSL modem?
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4answers
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How do I use a second HDMI-connected monitor?

I've looked around for answers to this, but nothing I've found has been relevant, which seems a little weird but there you go. All I'd like to do is drive a second monitor via HDMI from a laptop. From ...
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1answer
670 views

Automatically add new wireless access points

I'm running Lucid on a few laptops, with xfce as the desktop environment. Before Lucid, the little NetworkManager tray widget would automatically scan for access points for me. Now, however, I find ...
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1answer
5k views

How can I get a Kernel Core Dump

We're trying to debug a kernel panic/oops on Ubuntu 10.04. The stacktrace isn't quite enough for us. How can we configure the system to spit out a core dump and where can we find it after the crash? ...
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2answers
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Jack and pulseaudio

I want to run pulseaudio from startup to deal with system sounds etc and be able to run jack from qjackctl for use with audio applications (LMMS, ardour, rosegarden etc) I'm having issues when i start ...
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3answers
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How to disable GNOME keyring?

I want to disable GNOME keyring globally on my machine. So I deleted the lines auth optional pam_gnome_keyring.so session optional pam_gnome_keyring.so auto_start in /etc/pam.d/gdm. ...
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5answers
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Ubuntu packaging in bzr

A while ago there was talk of moving all (or at least some?) of the packaging effort to bzr branches on launchpad. I seem to remember there were a number of benefits mentioned, such as making it ...
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1answer
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How do I set GNOME to “focus follows mouse”? [duplicate]

I have two monitors that I use for development. I would like to use sloppy focus for switching between windows. sloppy focus -- whatever you mouse is hovering over is in focus. I know it's available ...
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4answers
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What's apt-get's equivalent option of this dpkg command?

dpkg -L <package> This command gives me a list of all the installed files, what's apt-get's equivalent option for it? I read the man page but couldn't figure out.
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1answer
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Why isn't Gwibber working? [closed]

(I thought I posted this earlier, but it's not here, so I guess I didn't.) So, Gwibber isn't working. It as kind of almost working when I installed Ubuntu (10.4, 64-bit)--the "broadcast accounts" ...
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1answer
1k views

Cannot Connect Modem ( /dev/ttySL0 ) Using gnome-ppp - Dial-Up Connection [closed]

I'm trying to connect my Toshiba Satellite running Ubuntu 10.04 to my Eris running Android 2.1 through a Bluetooth connection and establish a dial-up connection (DUN) with the modem. I can connect my ...
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2answers
1k views

How to set up good video support on radeon 3850

So, I've got radeon 3850 agp card. It seems that all videos and graphics are handled by CPU, according to cpu usage. All effects are enabled and working(like compiz), but videos and 3d are extremely ...
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3answers
11k views

Good NVidia drivers for a GeForce GT 330M on a VAIO laptop?

With the latest 3 distribution versions of Ubuntu I've always had problems with NVidia GPUs. Even when I installed the official commercial drivers (which are not in the repositories and are shown as ...
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4answers
1k views

Weird Mouse Problem

I'm facing a weird problem. My mouse automatically focuses on menu items. I'm unable to navigate menus with keyboard if the cursor rests on a menu item as it keeps stealing focus. I can live with ...
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3answers
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Used recursive chown on the root directory [closed]

Im gonna need some help restoring my ssh settings as i screwed everything up by calling this command: chown -R user / At the moment im not able to access the site through ssh/ftp since the ownership ...
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2answers
3k views

How do I handle patch rejects after applying patches with uupdate?

I used uupdate to update a source package from 0.7.0 to 0.7.3. It does this update with patches and I had a few patch rejects. I am unsure what to do next. Do I: edit the old source package (0.7.0)...
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4answers
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu on a corporate laptop that is currently running Windows XP with Utimaco's disk encryption software?

A new laptop issued to me is now running a product called "Safeguard Enterprise 5.35 Utimaco Software". Has anyone had success installing Ubuntu in this situation?
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1answer
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Changing my AIM alias in Empathy doesn't work

I try to change my nickname for my AIM account in Empathy. And the change doesn't seem to take. Whatever I do, it just kind of stays the same. It works fine for my Google talk account... Iunno.
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2answers
598 views

Dual Boot - Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04 - /home Cannot Be Initialized Upon Startup

I recently installed 9.10 64-bit on a system that had 10.04 already installed. I thought I performed this installation correctly, but when I came to grub2 and chose the option I wanted, I got some ...
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3answers
25k views

How is the default TERM shell variable value set?

After upgrading to Maverick I have my TERM variable set to 'dumb', this does not happen with the same home dir running from Lucid and I didn't manually changed anything related to TERM. Any idea ...
78
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11answers
175k views

How do I install and manage RPMs?

I have a burning desire to install RPMs onto my Ubuntu installation - is this possible? Can I use Yum - or another RPM Package Management tool?
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2answers
1k views

How can I make a program (using SDL) built on Ubuntu work on other systems?

I'm writing a program that uses OpenAL. When I link against it (I'm using CMake), it also links against libpulse - PulseAudio. This results in the binary not working on other systems. Can I somehow ...
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1answer
4k views

How to assign a serial port to my bluetooth phone?

I used hcitool scan to get the MAC address of my phone. Then I used sdbtool browse to find the channel of the "Serial Port" service. I put this information into /etc/bluetooth/rfcomm.conf and this ...
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4answers
12k views

Where can I change the automatic lock screen preference? [closed]

I'm using ubuntu in a VM, so, I leave it idle from time to time. When I go back obviously the screen is locked, but I would like to configure the idle time for something around 10 minutes. Where can I ...
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5answers
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LDAP server set-up

I'd like to set up LDAP to act as central authentication of 2 web applications running on the same server. Whats the simplest step-by-step way to go about this from scratch? In the long run I'd also ...
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5answers
33k views

Where can I find the source code for the Ubuntu Kernel?

I'd like to build my own copy of the Ubuntu kernel. Where can I get the source code?
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0answers
481 views

Is there a way to adjust a “global equalizer”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any Sound enhancers/equalizer? The other day, I plugged a poor quality set of speakers into my PC (running Ubuntu 10.04). I would have liked to have made some ...
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2answers
4k views

Is there a Linux software RAID that can be shared with a windows installation?

What are the options I've got when it comes to RAID and Windows?
8
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3answers
862 views

Upload photos to Facebook page (not personal profile)

A couple of the various Linux photo organizer applications (Shotwell & f-spot, at least) let you upload pictures to Facebook, but as far as I can see, that's limited only to albums on your ...
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3answers
4k views

How should I set up a Linux file server for data sharing with Windows PCs and a PS3?

I have the following pieces of hardware I would like to network mostly for file sharing (media primarily): 1 gaming laptop, 1 i7 (2.3Tb storage) desktop, 1 P4 desktop (500g storage), and 1 250gig PS3. ...
66
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3answers
47k views

What are some good GUI diff and merge applications available for Ubuntu?

What are some alternatives to WinMerge and the pros and cons of each?
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7answers
6k views

How can I check if a package is installed (no superuser privileges)?

At our university we can get almost any ubuntu package installed we want, but we are not superusers ourselves (we need to request packages being installed). With some libraries it is not always easy ...
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1answer
658 views

How do I display more than 5 bookmarks in gnome-panel “Places” menu?

I found a thread on the Ubuntu forums, but it requires me to change the source of gnome-panel and recompile. Is that really the only option if I want to see more than 5 bookmarks in the "Places" menu?...
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7answers
45k views

What software is available to use TV tuner card?

I am looking for software programs to use my TV Tuner card in Ubuntu. I have mythTV installed and use it quite a bit. But I am looking for a program that can tune my tuner card in just a window, not ...
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3answers
12k views

Best way to remote restart Ubuntu from Windows machine

Background: I'm looking to put a series of Ubuntu machines into retail locations, they're being used as dumb kiosks to show a series of slides onto large LCD panel TV screens. Once installed, they won'...
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4answers
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http://localhost/ not working

I've just done a fresh install of Ubuntu (10.04.1) plus LAMP (via sudo tasksel install lamp-server) and everything is working fine. However, it does so until I need to work on localhost when I do not ...
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3answers
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Why `sudo apt-get install XXXX` sometimes request confirmation, others not?

Just for curiosity, sometimes while installing software throught apt-get install software_name the terminal prompt me for a confirmation "type Yes or No", but not allways. I dont mean the sudo ...
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1answer
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How to make indicator-network work with DSL?

I installed indicator-network on maverick and it shows only Ethernet with no option to add a DSL connection.I am using pppoeconf currently(could be the problem).
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3answers
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Make Gnome shortcuts available to other users

I have used Alacarte to add some shortcuts to my games start folder. Now I would like to make these shortcuts available for all users. How can I do this?
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3answers
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No Internet after reinstalling on Dell Mini 9 [closed]

I had to reinstall 10.04. It had been working with no problems and then I did something. I decided that reinstall the o/s would be the easiest. It was until I found out I cannot access internet. I ...
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4answers
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How to display UMTS signal strength?

Using a random UMTS USB stick (Huwei 160 or something like this) works an current Ubuntu pretty much out of the box and the setup via network manager (nm-applet) is convenient. But it does not ...
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7answers
31k views

Unmanaged network icon - Network manangement disabled

I was having problems connecting to the internet either by wireless or wired connection. I keep getting an icon in the systray that has a tooltip that says "unmanaged" and when I click on it I get a "...
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3answers
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How do I setup a Ubuntu network?

I do some voluntary work for a small private K-12 school, and they just received a donation of about 20 used computers from a large corporation. They came with blank hard-drives, so I need to install ...
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2answers
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How can I make a console window only appear if the command I'm running produces output? [closed]

I run the following at regular intervals in order to sync my laptop with my desktop. When there's nothing to do, and therefore no output from unison, i want it to complete silently; when there's ...
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5answers
585 views

Google Chrome removes itself from Menu on reboot

Chrome removes itself from the Internet menu every time I reboot. How can I fix this? The only way to get it back is to reinstall Chrome. Is this a Dev issue or a general error? I am using Ubuntu 10....
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2answers
5k views

How do I get my webcam to work [closed]

I downloaded ubuntu over the weekend replacing Windows Vista and so far everything has been fantastic, except for one thing. I cannot get my webcam to work. I've tried camorama and camera monitor ...
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4answers
88k views

How can I determine the version of the running kernel?

How can I determine the version of the running kernel?
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2answers
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Can I rebuild a package without recompiling the source?

I am building a new .deb and want to fix lintian errors in the packaging. However, every time I rebuild, the rules file does a 'make clean' and thus starts compiling again. Is there a way to ...
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11answers
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What are the biggest barriers to walking the MOTU/developer path? [closed]

For those who are not MOTU (people who maintain the Universe and Multiverse software repositories) and do not have plans of the "I will apply to MOTU by $date" variety: What keeps you and others like ...

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