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CHOWN: What does “id -u” represent

I am working to get Mongodb running on a Ubuntu server install. In reviewing the instructions I needed to create a "\data\db" directory in the root drive. At which point I needed to alter the owner ...
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How do I set up VLAN forwarding?

I have a DAAP server with multiple VLAN interfaces. I would like to get traffic forwarded on all of the VLANs. Forwarded from eth0 to eth1.010* I've got the switch configured to be a trunk port with ...
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5.1 surround sound [closed]

Ok, So I’ve always had trouble with enabling 5.1 in Ubuntu. Running alsamixer: I have: Master, Headphones, PCM, Front, Front Mi, Front Mi, Surround, Center. All are at 100% Card:HDA Intel Chip:...
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Why is defragmentation unnecessary?

Why is defragmenting unnecessary in Ubuntu?
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How to map a VPN (tun0) network adapter on host Ubuntu to a VirtualBox guest Windows?

I have a Ubuntu 10.04 running Oracle VirtualBox 3.2.6 with a Windows XP guest. I use a VPN that I would like to be accessed by the guest VM, on a ifconfig it shows as: tun0 Link encap:UNSPEC ...
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How to make program autostart only in GNOME

I use both GNOME and KDE SC. In GNOME, I use Docky but I do not use it with KDE. So, I would like Docky to start up only when I login into GNOME not KDE. In KDE, there is an option to make a program ...
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Do android phones sync with Ubuntu?

Some models only or all models?
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What is Upstart?

Which operating systems besides Ubuntu use it?
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How can one get more than 12 commands in Compiz->Commands? [closed]

How can one get more than 12 comands in Compiz->Comands? It's mainly for screen bindings.
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How do I encrypt my home partition?

With Ubuntu 9.10 I did not have any encrypted partitions set up, I have since installed a fresh Ubuntu 10.04. I have 3 partitions: OS root (/), home and swap. How do I enable encryption on my ...
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What is Kernel Mode Setting? [closed]

What happens when KMS fails?
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What is ubiquity?

Where is Ubiquity used in Ubuntu?
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Why is Ubuntu more secure than Windows or Mac OS X?

Please give some solid reasons. Linked Question How safe is Ubuntu?
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Wondering how to get OEM Config to work with my custom distro [closed]

I'm not sure how to get the OEM install mode working with my Ubuntu remaster. I'm using Remastersys to make the remastered Ubuntu 10.04 distro and I don't know how to make sure OEMs can use it. I have ...
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What are the pros and cons of the repository system concept used in Ubuntu (et al)?

How is it better than Windows and Mac system of downloading and installing applications from the Web?
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What is WUBI?How does it work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the difference between Wubi and a regular installation? Which process does it use to install Ubuntu inside Windows?
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How do I install the Google Wave server software? [closed]

Now that the news is all around that Google will stop Wave development, and I like to keep using it, I was wondering how I can install their software. For example, is there a .deb package?
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Using SquashFS to edit a Live CD?

I've been messing around with Ubuntu Customization Kit recently and I would like to create my own bash scripts to customize Ubuntu ISOs. How would I use SquashFS to edit mount and edit the iso?
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Refresh thumbnails in nautilus

How does one refresh thumbnails in nautilus? In my videos folder I have some MKVs and only half of them have the movie border and a excerpt from the movie and the others (also MKVs encoded in the same ...
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How can I manage saved complete web pages and their directories (e.g n.html and n_files) in Nautilus

Using an arbitrary web browser, e.g. firefox, you can save a web page (complete web page), for which it saves the html file, say n.html, and web page elements in a corresponding directory, n_files. ...
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What is btrfs? What advanced features does it have?

I heard that Kernel 2.6.35 will have btrfs and that Ubuntu 10.10 could have btrfs by default. What will be its features? Will I be able to migrate my data from my current ext4 partition?
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Sound, stopping between multiple programs

I fiddled about with pulseaudio, I think in my config files. Now i can't play 2 things one after each other from 1 window ton another. E.g. on Rhythmbox when i listen to a song then switch to youtube, ...
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Stop Gwibber and Empathy from scrolling to new messages

Gwibber and Empathy constantly scrolls to a new message as soon as they arrive, making it hard to read older messages, especially on IRC. Is there a way to tell Gwibber and Empathy to not jump to a ...
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How to make a window transparent in Gnome?

I'm working with many GIS applications under Gnome. It sometimes is very convenient to place one map over another to quickly spot differences. There used to be a KDE trick to make any window (not ...
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How to compile source code from a tarball? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install a .tar.gz file? please explain in an easy way.
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Who is SABDFL? What does he do?

what is the meaning of SABDFL?
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Reinstall Ubuntu with encrypted home directory?

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed with encrypted home directory. /home is on a a separate partition. Can I just boot from a 10.10 CD, reformat / and install as usual? Should it work if I use the same ...
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Installing Netbeans 6.9

I downloaded the latest Netbeans installer (6.9) which is not yet available on 10.04. I tried to "sudo ./netbeans-6.9-ml-linux.sh" but it does not install anything. I get the following messages ...
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What is a paper cut?

The One Hundred Paper Cuts project says it will fix 100 'paper cuts' in each release cycle. What is the definition of a paper cut?
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What is the Ayatana Project?

What does it do?
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How can I customize the gnome panels in Ubuntu NetBook edition?

I'm using Ubuntu Netbook edition, and I want to change the panel's layout (remove or move applets). But all applets are "locked" and I have no way to change that... Is there a way to make them "...
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Can I sync with my iOS4 device such as iPhone 4 and iPad?

If Ubuntu can't do this natively, are there any workarounds?
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How can I create a software RAID drive and install Ubuntu Desktop on that drive?

Since GParted does not support RAID, what tools can we use to create a RAID drive (0,1,5 etc) and then install Ubuntu onto that drive? Assume we are starting on fresh system with no OS.
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What is a MOTU?

Also,how can I become one?
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Is there a simple way to get Django 1.2.* (latest stable) installed?

I want to start developing for it. I could easy_install or pip install but I'd prefer a proper repo. Is there a PPA that's up to date?
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How can I install Windows software or games?

Can .exe and .msi files (Windows software) be installed in Ubuntu?
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How are release codenames chosen?

What criteria is used to select an Ubuntu release codename, and who is ultimately responsible for the decision?
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How can I install software or packages without Internet (offline)?

I have a friend who has got a computer that is not connected to the Internet. Is there any way to install software offline easily?
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What does the Ubuntu Foundation do?

I heard that it was some sort of emergency fund or something.
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What is Ubuntu One?

are there any paid subscriptions available for Ubuntu One? What additional features does it have?
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Why will Unity have a Global Menu OS X style?

Please explain to me why it was choosen, was it due to ubuntu copying Mac OS X or some other factor(s)?
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What is needed to use Ubuntu as a TV

I wish to occasionally use my ubuntu computer as a television. I am in the US and would like to watch over the air (HD)TV shows. The ideal situation would be the TV show in one window with some ...
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Connecting PPPOE DSL modem to server? [closed]

I'm setting up a transparent proxy/filter server, I've encountered many issues. My Question. With a PPPOE DSL modem how do I negotiate a connection from my server. I am putting the server between ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 server as a transparent proxy filter (plus dans guardian) [closed]

I've installed the Server on a desktop with two network cards. I've installed dnsmasq, squid, shorewall, ssh, and dansguardian. how do I get this device to talk to DSL modem and my network (through ...
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Using Kate's terminal plugin, how can I clear the terminal's history?

I want to clear all the history that I can scroll to, so that I start with a terminal without anything in it exempt the prompt. clear only creates a clear screen, but does not delete the scroll ...
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What is the meaning of the default directories in the Linux filesystem hierachy?

Having installed various Linux distros for tinkering, I'm puzzled by the installers offering partition layouts - for an easy way out I just use the whole available disk space. Some of the partitions ...
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Common Desktop Login via Network (like AD for Windows)

One of the reasons we use Windows in the office at work is Active Directory. It makes it a piece of cake to bring up a new workstation and have a new or existing user login and do their work. Once all ...
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Is it possible to install without a CD or USB drive? [duplicate]

I've got a friend who wants to try Ubuntu on his netbook, but doesn't have a USB drive he can use, and of course the netbook doesn't have a CD drive. Is it possible for him to install Ubuntu?
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Firefox Middle Mouse Button Scroll

How can I get the middle mouse button to behave correctly in Ubuntu? Clicking the middle button does not show the arrow which allows me to scroll the page by moving the mouse. Information: Firefox 3....
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Ubuntu and VLC - make default and hue

I have recently installed VLC. I have found that when I play videos on VLC, the hue of the color of the video is off. I have to constantly readjust it. Also how can I make VLC my default player for *...

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