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How can I suspend/hibernate from command line?

How can I suspend or hibernate my laptop using command line, without installing additional software?
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How to use pressure sensitive drawing in a Linux-based browser?

Wacom provides a web browser plugin that allows pressure sensitive drawing with their and other PenAPI compatible tablets in a browser. Unfortunately their plugin only supports Windows and Mac OS X. ...
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1answer
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Why do some packages disappear from the repositories?

I needed to install a program (GSAS & EXPGUI) that depends on the libg2c0 library. This library was in the repositories up to Ubuntu Jaunty (9.04), and then it was removed. The solution is to ...
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3answers
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Login fail with low graphics then crash? [closed]

I was using Transmission to download some stuff, when I got a notification that there was only 800 MB of free space left. I soon rebooted, only to find out, that i could not login again. I would get ...
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4answers
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What is the difference between Network Manager and 'ifconfig' 'ifup', etc?

Ubuntu seems to provide at least two network "toolsets" (for lack of a better term). I'm running into conflicts between these two. Network Manager Something which is more like the traditional network ...
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8answers
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How can I install Steam?

How can I install and run Steam on Ubuntu?
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2answers
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Printer sharing and Ubuntu

I have a printer plugged it into my Ubuntu desktop machine. I want to access it from Windows 7 on my laptop. Is this possible? If yes, how can I do this?
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7answers
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How do I mount an ISO?

I was hoping to know if Ubuntu comes with a standard way of mounting ISOs. I looked around online and found a bunch of scripts that can do it. This to me seems like core functionality, is it offered ...
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3answers
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How to access a Windows shared drive/folder from Ubuntu?

Specifically, what are the login credentials I need to provide? Details: The machine I want to access is running Windows 7, and I'm sure the folder sharing is working as other Windows machines can ...
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1answer
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Lost LXDE menus after replacing /home

I am trying Lubuntu on an old laptop. I have before and after the install I had two partitions (+swap) mounting on / and on /home. When I did the Lubuntu install I told it to ignore the /home ...
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5answers
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Native, FOSS GUI prototyping tools? [duplicate]

As part of my job as a web developer, I spend an amount of time doing UI prototypes to show the client. It's a pain in the behind but sometimes it has to be done. I've seen Shuttleworth (and the ...
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3answers
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How to install php-gtk?

I can't find it in the repositories.I am using Maverick.
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1answer
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How can I resolve the disabled Bluetooth on resume/power issue on Lenovo laptops?

After you install Ubuntu on a Lenovo laptop the Bluetooth will be disabled after reboot or resume. The only workaround for this issue is to load factory default from the BIOS but this is not ...
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7answers
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What DLNA server to choose? [closed]

What DLNA server program should I choose and how do I set it up? It is an absolute requirement that it doesn't take a lot of resources since it will be running on a 500 MHz machine. There seems to be ...
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1answer
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Recover EXT4 partition

I was trying to resize my EXT4 partition and something went wrong. I lost it. The space in once consumed is now being represented as Unallocated. How do I recover the partition?
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1answer
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Network Preferences Occasionally Defaulted upon Login

Sometimes (but not all the time, oddly enough), when I log into my system, Networking will be disabled by default. Is this a common issue, or is there some workaround I missed to set 'On' as the ...
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6answers
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Is aptitude still considered superior to apt-get?

When I first started with Ubuntu using aptitude was the 'in-thing', with some stated improvements over apt-get. Am I correct in saying that apt-get has now 'caught up' with aptitude, and it makes ...
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8answers
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Sync notes between Android phone and Ubuntu?

I want a note taking app on my Ubuntu running laptop and an app on my Android phone which can sync with each other, through online means or manually syncing. So far the only thing I've seen is the ...
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4answers
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What reason could prevent console output from “virsh -c qemu:///system console guest1”?

I'm running KVM on a Ubuntu 10.04 host. The guest OS is also Ubuntu 10.04 . I am attempting to connect to the guest using the 'console' command. It appears I can establish a connection, but I get no ...
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8answers
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Can I run Android apps on Ubuntu?

Is it possible to run Android apps on Ubuntu? And I don't mean inside an emulator, but natively, as you would with any other application installed using the Ubuntu Software Center.
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7answers
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Basic Ubuntu FTP Server

I would like to setup a basic FTP server on my Ubuntu Server install. I have been playing with VSFTPD, but am having issues getting the server to allow me to create directories and copy files. I ...
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3answers
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I have a catch 22 here! No internet unless I update [closed]

I have a usb internet tether, but it will not work in Ubuntu, unless I download something in the terminal, but I also can not get internet until I get this device working. I am able to use my Windows ...
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5answers
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How do I reset X

My computer seems to have issues suspending and resuming properly. Most recently, it resumed from hibernate, was working fine until I started logging in, and then X froze completely. I can log in via ...
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3answers
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Why would the aptitude binary be missing if its package is installed?

Yesterday I upgraded a laptop from Kubuntu 9.04 (Lucid) to 9.10 (Karmic). Then afterwards I tried to install some software $ sudo aptitude install dont-remember-what-it-was and I get sudo: aptitude:...
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4answers
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UNE takes about 30 minutes to start up (installed through WUBI) [closed]

For some reason my ubuntu UNE takes about 30 minutes to start up. All I see is - with barely any harddrive activity Answering txwikinger's comment: It happened since the first install (this ...
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11answers
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How can I create a select menu in a shell script?

I'm creating a simple bash script and I want to create a select menu in it, like this: $./script echo "Choose your option:" 1) Option 1 2) Option 2 3) Option 3 4) Quit And according to ...
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3answers
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Turning off the backlight on the console [closed]

I'm using an IBM Thinkpad X21 as a 3G router. It's running a server install of lucid. The laptop has the lid up most of the time. There is no X, just a plain console. The colsole blanks itself, but ...
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2answers
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How to enable anisotropic filtering and anti-aliasing with mupen64plus 1.99.3

OS: Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit I have searched alll over for how to enable these with the mupen emulator. Thought I might check and see if anyone here has knowledge on this. http://code.google.com/p/...
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4answers
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What is the “keyring” or “keychain”?

Can someone please explain what Ubuntu's keychain or keyring is, as well as use cases for it?
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3answers
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How can I debug/monitor Emacs to find out why it's using so much memory?

I'm using GNU Emacs 23.1.50.1 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.18.0) and start my Emacs session inside GNU screen. Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 and the version of emacs-snapshot there I ...
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4answers
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Watch QuickTime videos in the browser?

It's rather frustrating to me that I can't watch any of the videos on Apple's site. Is there a QuickTime plugin for Chrome or Firefox, and if not, why?
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2answers
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Is it possible to import DV video using Firewire?

I know there are several video editing programs: PiTiVi, Openshot, etc However I am unsure if I can transfer video footage from a DV tape to my computer. In other operating systems (with the correct ...
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4answers
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Is there an easy way to edit gtk-recordMyDesktop videos?

gtk-recordMyDesktop outputs .ogv files that seem perfectly fine - they work well in Totem and VLC. However, if I try to edit them in openshot or kdenlive, the editor either crashes (kdenlive) or won't ...
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How well does Microsoft Office Excel work in Wine? [closed]

Some interest in Excel 2003, but primarily in Excel 2007. Wondering if advanced features, such as macros can be made to work flawlessly. Or if there are any major issues I should know about. Using an ...
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Whither hybrid suspend?

So what ever happened to hybrid suspend, where it would suspend to both RAM and disk? It was kind of hot a few years ago, but it seems it was dropped. Is there any way to set this up in recent Ubuntu ...
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1answer
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Best way to set up and record DVB-C PAL and share recorded streams with DNLA on Ubuntu?

I have an EyeTV Hybrid DVB-C USB (plus a few Pinnacle DVB-T ones) receiver which works well under OS X, but I would like to have recording under Ubuntu instead - preferrably with EPG -and share with ...
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3answers
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How do I dual-boot with Debian?

I want to install Debian Unstable alongside Maverick but I don't want to lose my data. Also my CD drive is Broken.
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The best way to compile a kernel for an i7 processor?

I have compiled my own kernels for a while now. I started when I got my i7 processor and wanted its turbo boost to work properly. I've since bought an SSD so continue to benefit from a more recent ...
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Nautilus automatically browses as root

I used gksudo nautilus (not through the terminal but through the 'Open With' command) for some copy & paste stuff that requires root access. But now whenever I open the file browser (Nautilus) to ...
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6answers
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Lightroom alternative?

What is the best alternative to Adobe Lightroom on Linux/Ubuntu?
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7answers
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Support for various features in gedit

I'm trying to use gedit as my main editor, and am looking for help with some tricky features. For each of the following, can people help me out with how to install and configure the feature? code ...
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2answers
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Mounting a USB disk in a permanent location

I have a USB hard disk that I want to mount on boot and in a specific location. How can I make that drive mount and stay available (say for local backups, etc.) even though no one's logged in? It ...
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8answers
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Good filesystem for /tmp?

I'm thinking of having /tmp on its own partition... what would be a good filesystem to format it with? The reason I ask is because the data being stored in /tmp is not permanent, so I don't need ...
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Occasional excessive IOWait freezes computer - how to diagnose?

I have a very slow SSD on an eeepc900A, and it occasionally freezes the OS (even the mouse pointer) with system monitor showing excessive IOWait. How can I diagnose what is causing this and should ...
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How can I run Dwarf Fortress in text mode (ncurses) on my Linux VPS?

I installed Dwarf Fortress on my Linux VPS to use with dfterm. It's running Ubuntu 10.04 Server x86-32. I'm fairly certain I have all the dependencies: I've installed: ncurses ncursesw libsdl libsdl-...
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3answers
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Rhythmbox keeps changing track to a different album

I'm not sure whats happened but when i try and listen to a song in an album just after the song has finished and should go onto the next track it starts to play stereophonics (the same album) rather ...
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10answers
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How to fix unreadable tooltips in Eclipse Helios?

This is what a function tooltip looks like for Eclipse CDT in Ubuntu 10.04 with the default theme: ! There's nothing in Eclipse's General > Appearance > Colors And Fonts preferences settings. Is ...
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Fixing USB drive auto-notify

Yesterday I was copying files from SD cards, but at some point they stopped auto-mounting. Didn't notice any errors. I can still mount by right-clicking the appropriate file in /dev in Konqueror. ...
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2answers
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WINE users configuration

I'm rebuilding an Ubuntu system and this is a problem that I had on my original installation. The issue is this: In my home account I installed apps into Wine and all is good. However, I have a ...
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1answer
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YAMMM equivalent [closed]

I've long used YAMMM for pulling metadata and thumbnails of my films/rips now i'm in trouble since switching as i can't seem to find any equivalent, The XBMC scrapers have been a disaster (e.g. I ...

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