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How can I play content from a media server?

I have my Xbox 360 playing content from my ubuntu 10.04 PC using minidlna application. What software could I install on my laptop to play the same content from my PC? Totem does not appear to have a ...
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2answers
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Strange window popping on Gnome

A couple of days ago, when I came back to my computer after a couple of hours, the following window was on my desktop: The title bar said "gnome-screensaver-dialog". That's it. I just clicked OK, ...
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4answers
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Wireless not working after installation

I've installed the latest ubuntu release (10.4) on my HP mini 110, the installation went smoothly but I don't have any wireless connection. (it says wireless disabled) I installed ubuntu side by side ...
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1answer
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Why do you have to pay to get the Ubuntu One for windows?

I just noticed that ubuntu one is available for Windows if you subscribe. https://one.ubuntu.com/plans/ Why is it limited? It would be great advertising, and help the migration.
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nginx PPA does not work?

I want to use the newest version of nginx, so I wanted to add the nginx/stable ppa sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nginx/stable sudo apt-get update However, the upgrade command says that there are no ...
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4answers
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How do I hide the drive icons of my other partitions from the desktop?

I have the hard disk icon for each of my partitions on my Gnome desktop. I want a clean look, how do I hide them?
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3answers
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Is there a PPA for the latest Blender version?

I am interested in trying out the Blender 2.54 beta, but don't have the time or patience to download and install all of the dependencies for it and compile it myself. Is there a PPA somewhere that I ...
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2answers
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NTFS backup image wont mount

I made an image of my NTFS partition before i formatted, but now it wont mount. I'm pretty sure I've mounted this image before. root@z:/var/backup# mkdir Storage-disk root@z:/var/backup# mount ...
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1answer
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Computer Hangs Even Before GRUB is Reached [closed]

Last night I was trying to make it so my iPod Touch would interface with my Kubuntu machine, and somehow I ended up doing something very, very wrong. Now, whenever the computer starts up, before GRUB ...
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2answers
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A partitioning scheme for ubuntu server

I am setting up an ubuntu server to be used for experimentation, testing and learning. Basically with LAMP and then setting up WordPress and most likely Drupal. I also plan to experiment with setting ...
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2answers
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How do I use and configure Terminal Colours?

My terminal is all black and white. :P No colours. Terminal output is highlighted by different colours to represent data. Like if we do ls, folder and files have separate colour but my terminal shows ...
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2answers
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How can I cache NFS shares on a local disk?

I use NFS to share media to computers around my house. Unfortunately one of the machines is on a slow wireless link, is there a way to cache network shares on the local disk for performance?
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9answers
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Pros and cons of hibernating

I've recently started to systematically hibernate my laptop instead of shutting it down. The main reason I chose to do this is that I use one of my workspace as a highly customized dashboard. It's a ...
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2answers
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How do I install my microphone?

My microphone doesn't work in Ubuntu. I have a Dell Studio XPS 16 laptop. What are the steps to install microphone support?
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1answer
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What should I do when I see blank screen?

i was installing an application using ubuntu software center and screen went blank i waited a while but nothing appearing no desktop so pretty much expected result is that i rebooted manually please ...
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1answer
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PPTP VPN on Non-Standard Port [closed]

How can I run a VPN connection on a non-standard port? I have set up a VPN on my router running DD-WRT which I connected to my main router. I have forwarded the port to port 90 and can not connect to ...
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9answers
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What's the best way to store a passphrase?

I've recently enabled Ubuntu's encrypted /home/ directory features and I was asked to remember a passphrase in case I would need to recover the data manually. What is the best way to store this ...
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1answer
559 views

How to show the new style notifications?

Installed Ubuntu on my friends laptop. Notifications are showing in the old style, the stock gnome support. notify-osd is installed. Any help?
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2answers
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Java and ALSA problems [closed]

I'm trying to use a Java-based application that requires sound in Ubuntu 10.04 using sun-java from partner repos . However, the sound is way too fast. It seems like a chipmunk got into my speakers. :) ...
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2answers
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How do I turn off PCI devices?

With the purchase of an Intel SSD and 85WHr Li-ion battery and the linking of wifi and bluetooth to my laptop's wireless switch, extensive Intel PowerTop usage, switching from compiz to metacity, ...
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2answers
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What version of Evolution will be in Maverick? [closed]

I've tried Evolution 2.30.3 from Jacob's ppa on Lucid and the version of 2.30.3 in Maverick beta, they differ and both have significant shortcomings. You can't right click on an email and create a ...
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2answers
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Turn off compiz effects for one specific window?

Is there a way to disable compiz effects for just one window type or application? I use the alt + mouse click shortcut to move windows and I like it, but when I use inkscape I cannot use any options ...
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2answers
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Add some default text to Ctrl-Alt-F1 console to remind myself how to reboot properly

I do know there are questions and good answers, what to do if Ubuntu just hangs (like this one: What should I do when Ubuntu freezes?). My problem is that such a hang occurs so seldom for me, that I ...
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3answers
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Movie player Totem shuts down without any error message

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and have an issue with Movie Player Totem. Recently I got a great movie. For those who know "Wall Street" 1987. So I was watching it and for no reason totem shut himself down. ...
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2answers
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How do I find out the name of the font used to display some specific text on the screen?

I want something that runs on my computer that somehow interrogates X and tells me exactly the font, not a guess.
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2answers
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I managed to break my ATI drivers, what should I do?

Somehow, I managed to break my ATI drivers by trying to install a new driver from AMD's website. I tried uninstalling (amdcccle,fglrx and pretty much everything that seemed related to ATI in Synaptic) ...
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3answers
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How do I safely use a virus infected USB drive in Ubuntu?

I have an USB drive which I know is virus infected (an anti-virus on my friend's machine detected it). Unfortunately neither of us know the virus name and I don't want to take the risk of plugging it ...
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21answers
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How do I disable middle mouse button click paste?

Is there a way to disable the middle mouse button paste behavior that is here by default on gnome? I have a sensitive mouse wheel and whenever I scroll texts, sometimes it pastes stuff randomly into ...
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0answers
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How can I find out why a package was installed? [duplicate]

How can I find out why a particular package was installed? Is it part of the default installation? Was it specified manually, or was it chosen automatically to meet dependencies? Which packages are ...
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6answers
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How can I diagnose/debug “maximum number of clients reached” X errors?

I'm hitting a problem whereby X prevents processes from creating windows, uttering something like the following into ~/.xsession-errors: cannot open display: :0.0 Maximum number of clients reached ...
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4answers
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What is a good desktop search tool? [closed]

Beagle was my favorite. But it is not maintained anymore, afaik. And it does not work reasonably; it stops working spontaneously and does not return any result. How can I correct this problem and if ...
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0answers
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Workspace specific wallpapers with Compiz? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to have a different background for each workspace? Is it possible to get a different wallpaper for each workspace using Compiz? I've found a tutorial telling me ...
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4answers
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Who pays for Ubuntu?

Ubuntu seems expensive to develop and maintain. Bandwidth, development, marketing, and maintenance all cost money, and since Ubuntu is free to download and use, I don't see who pays for it all. I ask ...
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Unauthenticated software sources

My Lucid (10.04) installation recently started warning me that the updated packages were unauthenticated. For instance, if I open Update Manager and click the "Install Updates" button, it warns me ...
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1answer
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Mixxx will not recognize all inputs and outputs on NI Audio 4DJ soundcard [closed]

I can't seem to select the two different inputs (4 channels) and two outputs (4 Channels) on this soundcard. Ubuntu/Mixxx only seems to recognize one input (2 channels) and every time I select the one ...
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1answer
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How can I set a launcher to start an application in a specific desktop

I've got a bunch of desktops set up for specific purposes. I'd really like to be able to tell an app what desktop it should launch in. I can't find any options for that, is there any way to do it?
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8answers
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How do I find packages to install via apt-get

After doing a man apt-get and cursory Google search it's not clear how I find new programs to install (from the internet) using apt-get (which is amazingly powerful and simple coming from another ...
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1answer
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Should I use spawn-fcgi or dotdebs php5-fpm?

I am setting up an Ubuntu server with nginx, php and mysql. I have found two options for fast-cgi php. Firstly I can use the spawn-fcgi package and make some startup scripts, similar as done here ...
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10answers
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Enable remote VNC from the commandline?

I have one computer running Ubuntu 10.04, and is running Vino, the default VNC server. I have a second Windows box which is running a VNC client, but does not have any X11 capabilities. I am ssh'd ...
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Numeric keypad not working

I am running Ubuntu 10.04, fully updated, from an external USB hard drive. Everything works really well, except the keyboard. The numeric keypad is not working. The keys don't do anything, with or ...
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6answers
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Best VNC client for remote desktop assistance?

Poll on best VNC / remote desktop software for assisting others on Windows/Mac machines from Ubuntu? I've heard good things about TeamViewer and Fog Creek Copilot, but I'm wondering if the included ...
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How does /etc/default/console-setup work?

Following up on modifying virtual consoles' keymaps, how can I edit /etc/default/console-setup? Will the file be parsed on each boot (then cached in /etc/console-setup/cached.kmap.gz), or do I need ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu as guest OS (with Vista host) stuck at 800x600 resolution [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Higher screen resolution in VirtualBox? I believe I've successfully got Ubuntu 10.04 installed as the guest OS with Vista as host on my laptop. But I have been unable to get ...
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Patch for new 64bit kernel vulnerability?

I read about the 64 bit kernel vulnerability in the linux kernel today (9/20) Link to article I have an ubuntu server 10.04 and 8.04 in my organization. My question is could I just use the apt-get ...
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What is the “floppy0” icon in Computer? [closed]

My ThinkPad X60 doesn't have a floppy drive. What is this "floppy0" icon for? ak@myo5a:~$ ls -l /media/ total 8 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 7 2010-04-29 13:05 floppy -> floppy0 drwxr-xr-x 2 root ...
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pgadmin3: Unable to initialize gtk, is DISPLAY set properly? [closed]

I'm having some trouble getting pgadmin3 to run on a remote server. I'm logging in to the server using SSH with the -X option. When I first installed pgadmin3, I was able to launch it using the ...
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How do I use ffmpeg's “-vf” / “-vfilters” option without recompiling ffmpeg myself?

I have ffmpeg install from apt (version 4:0.5.1-1ubuntu1). I have a video that is up-side-down, so I want to flip it vertically. The ffmpeg documentation says to use the -vf option (which I see was ...
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What does “.local” do?

I've got several Ubuntu machines on my network at home, but the DNS is provided by a windows server (2K). When I ssh to them from another , if I ssh to them as "machine" I can't connect, but if I ...
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24answers
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How can I record my screen?

How can I record my screen on Ubuntu? The app I'm looking for has ideally all of these features: Can record in a format that can be played back easily on any platform and/or accepted by YouTube or ...
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1answer
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How can I prevent maximized windows from overlapping conky window

I run conky in its own window of type "panel". My conkyrc (configuration #1) is pasted below - this was created with the help of the ConkyWizard application and then tweaked to add a few additional ...

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