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How can I find which command is bound to a given keyboard shortcut?

How can I find which command is bound to a give keyboard shortcut? I remember playing with my keyboard shortcuts recently in different places: System/Preferences/Keyboard Shortcuts, "gnome-keyboard-...
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What is the command getweb?

I found on this launchpad bug (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/foo2zjs/+bug/96454) the command: sudo getweb 1020 I don't know what getweb is, so here is the question.
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How do I replace the MeMenu username with my actual name?

Whilst I like the MeMenu, one thing has always bothered me about it; rather then use my actual name, it uses my username. So, is there anyway to change this?
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Should I use a volume group or a logical volume for /home on LVM?

I'm setting up Lucid on a new laptop and I'd like to use LVM - partly for flexibility and partly to make it easy to move /home to a new distro if needed. Should I be setting up /home on it's own VG (...
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Ubuntu livecd hangs - unable to access my laptop [closed]

My Acer Aspire Laptop is unbootable. I'm trying to reinstall Ubuntu 10.04.1. Boot options accessible OK via F2. In fact, it still leads me into the olg grub2 menu, but I can't use any of the options ...
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Delete a calendar from Evolution

I imported my Google calendar into Evolution and now I can't find a way to delete the calendar. How can I delete it?
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Thunderbird and desktop calendar

Is there a way I can use Thunderbird to access and modify my desktop calendar (Or anything other than evolution for that matter)?
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How to use the “About Me” without evolution

As the title suggests, I want to use the About Me section under System>Preferences without using evolution. (I don't have evolution installed on my computer as I handle email/calendering etc via ...
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Sound plays on headphones and speakers at the same time with Lenovo ThinkPad [closed]

The only thing really missing from this install is this issue with the sound. I've searched all over the forums and i found one thing where you get the model and codecs and write them to a file, ...
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What are benefits of aptitude compared to apt-get? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is aptitude really better than apt-get? To install a package I can "apt-get install" or "aptitude install", to search - "apt-cache search" or "aptitude search". I find these ...
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I am using Edgy Eft (6.10). If I switch to 10.04, how will it affect performance?

On my laptop (hw info below) I currently run Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft). The computer has been my work computer since 2006. I am considering doing a reinstall to get something more recent. What can I ...
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Using sudo su for commands?

I was working on developing my command line skills last night and ran into an issue where when I used sudo, I got an error message that said 'permission denied'. However when I used 'sudo su' and ...
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Is there a vocal interface system for Ubuntu (able to map voice commands to console commands and parameters)?

As far as I can remember, on some of even pretty old cellphones it was possible to say a name to be dialled. From this I conclude that it is possible and not very complex to implement. So, do such a ...
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How to log out without having to confirm?

Whenever I log out from a Gnome session (by clicking on the "power" button in the top panel and choosing "Log out...", I have to answer the "Are you sure..." question. How can I configure my system ...
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Is there a way to run a script every time I connect to a specifc wireless network?

There is a specific wireless network I connect to that requires me to use vpnc to access the internet. If I make a script to do this, is there a way to set it up so every time I connect to this ...
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Exchange email notifier?

I do my coding work on an Ubuntu machine at work, but I keep a laptop running windows with outlook for the corporate email. I don't really want to fight with Evolution and get it to work with the ...
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How to use a .iso image as a CD-ROM Repository?

I have all images of Debian, Ubuntu and Ubuntustudio as .iso. How can I use them as repository to install my desired packages with sudo apt-get install package-name? I easily mount the .iso file with ...
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what's the best tool to create a Product Catalog in Ubuntu?

i'm going to create a Catalog for one of our proposals... as i've recently migrated to Ubuntu, i don't know tools to do such a job. In windows i might do this with MS PowerPoint or Adobe InDesign. ...
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Restoring samba mappings after reboot? [closed]

I've setup a simple Ubuntu 10.04 file server and want to have a handful of users attach from windows machine to a Shared drive and to private Home directories on a per machine basis. I've got this ...
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Does gnome support desktop widgets?

Does gnome support desktop widgets? Any analogue to KDE plasmoids, Vista/Win7 sidebar/desktop widgets, Mac OS X dashboard widgets, etc.
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How do I enable a mac-style global application menu in classic desktop edition? [closed]

How do I enable a mac-style global application menu in classic desktop edition of Ubuntu 10.10?
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Is there a dock, that works as a gnome panel applet? [closed]

Is there a dock, that works as a gnome panel applet, so I can put it into a panel alongside with other applets and indicators in one line? I use Ubuntu 10.10
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How to remove keyboard icon from keyboard layout indicator (to leave just the language abbr. alone)?

I'd like to remove a keyboard icon, so replacing "[###] USA" as keyboard layout indicator to just "En", an English or American flag, or "USA" at least. How can I achieve this? UPDATE: When I've ...
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How to remove username from “Me” menu (right near to power button on the top panel)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I replace the MeMenu username with my actual name? My user name takes approximately as long as would 6 icons. I don't need to see my username, I am the only user of my ...
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Update problems: packages held back

When I try and upgrade I get packages that are kept back, when I use dist-upgrade they will be upgraded however I get this warning: Current status: 5 updates [-1]. will@will-desktop:~$ sudo aptitude ...
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How can I setup an NFS share using a GUI?

Is there a GUI for selecting which folders are shared via NFS?
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How to get default /usr/share/vim folder back? [closed]

I was messing with by profile and ended up deleting /usr/share/vim folder and everything in it. How can I get this folder back? sudo aptitude reinstall vim did not help basically I would want vim ...
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Where to declare environment variables?

What are correct places for: Global environment variables meant to affect all users? User-specific environment variables?
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Missing sound on VMWare Fusion 3.1

I recently upgraded my VMWare Fusion from 2.x to 3.1 and was running Ubuntu 10.04. I had not problems until the upgrade at which point the sound is not working at all. It was fine in VMWare 2.x. I ...
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Where is the X.org config file? How do I configure X there?

As Ubuntu 10.10 seems to neither detect my graphics card (Intel 82852/855GM) automatically nor use the corresponding Intel driver even after manually installing it, I am looking into manually ...
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logical partition or primary partition

Today I was setting up an ubuntu server and while partitioning for RAID0 I wound up setting /home as a logical partition. Basically the partitioner defaulted to that option and I hit return and the ...
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How to configure a second IP address and bind it to a VBoxHeadless virtual machine?

I've requested my ISP to dedicate me a second Internet IP address and have got it. Now I need to configure it (I've never had any experience with using multiple IP addresses on one network interface) ...
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How to install Intel 82852/855GM driver?

When I installed Arch Linux, it detected my video card and monitors correctly "out-of-the box". Now I've installed Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" and it has not. How do I configure Ubuntu to use ...
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How do I get rid of “U3 System” on my USB drive?

I have a USB drive (SanDisk SDCZ40-016G) that mounts in a way I've never seen before. When inserted, two items appear in Places -> Computer: "SanDisk Ultra Backup: 16GB" contains my data, and "CD ...
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refresh rate of monitor resets to 60hz after each reboot [closed]

I'm using ubuntu 10.10 64 bit. It started to revert the refresh rate of my monitor to 60hz, each and every time I log on. I change it back in nvidia panel, save it to X config file, but it just doesn'...
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How do you add a new window manager to the gdm menu?

So, I've been having trouble finding a definitive answer on how to do this. I've compiled and installed a window manager that is not available in the ubuntu package repositories, and now I'm ...
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Uploading multiple photos onto facebook

I am having difficulties loading multiple photos directly from SD card onto facebook. It works fine when I select one photo at a time. When I select more than one it does not upload the photos into my ...
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“Gnome Do” stops working [closed]

After one or two times I use Gnome Do, it stops working. Yet it does not give out an error message. I currently have it configured to pop up when with then Super + Space key combination. I have to ...
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Is there a GUI utility to mount remote filesystems over SSH?

Is there a GUI utility to mount remote filesystems over SSH (SSHFS)?
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How do I create a shared folder/remotely control a printer between two Ubuntu machines?

I have an upstairs and downstairs computer; I'd love to know how to create a shared folder between the two (through a wireless network) I'd also love to know if there is any way to get my upstairs ...
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How do I share a folder with a friend with Ubuntu One?

How do I share a folder with a friend with Ubuntu One?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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