Antoine Rodriguez
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How to know what program is listening on a given port?
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You can use netstat to see which process is listening on which port. You can use this command to have a full detail : sudo netstat -peanut if you need to know exactly which one is listening on port ...

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Why aren't the BFQ and BFS schedulers included in the official Ubuntu kernel?
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Quick answer : Both schedulers does not work at all or work well for all the supported platforms of Linux (frequency, architecture, resource consumption, ...) It seems that Torvalds simply does not ...

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How do I preload a program for faster start?
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install the preload package with a console type : sudo apt-get install preload And that's it. THe package will preload the applications the most used applications after calculating the usage ...

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How to replace lubuntu for ubuntu desktop ?
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I'm not sure but if you do this you'll be able to retrieve Ubuntu (under a textual console not from a graphical terminal): sudo apt-get install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop sudo apt-get autoremove --...

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how to set owner and permission to a cryptsetup made device?
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The reality is that Cryptsetup uses Loop devices / Losetup in order to mount a loopback file to /dev/mapper/MyEncryptedVolume. udev can resolve the situation. There is two options : let cryptsetup ...

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How to enable SMART?
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Check inside your BIOS if the SMART functionality is enable. Depending on your hardware it's on different menus but generally you can find it where your hard drives are defined or in advanced features....

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How to remove a strange-looking directory
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Warning, what's below is quite dangerous, backup your data before : You may have a script running into that folder... (your lsof show a bash command) be sure to be out of the folder and with ...

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Wayland performance on video cards
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The wise answer is to say : It's too soon to tell. Wayland is too young. Many bugs where a fix can slow down things. The logic answer is to say : yes, it will be faster : there is another newer ...

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How to run Adobe illustrator Cs4 in Ubuntu 10.10
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The natural answer would be : use wine (witch has just released the 1.4 version) However it seems that cs illustrator versions are garbage from an old test (more than a year). What I would recommend ...

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How to change Drive Letter?
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It seems that your dual boot was managed by the Windows boot loader. It seems also that you have deleted the partition "system reserved" witch is needed by windows for booting (that partition does ...

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is it necessary to delete the recovery partition?
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If you want your windows 7 operational you must not touch that partition. If you simply remove it then your windows 7 won't boot .... If you remove it carefully you'll be unable to use the recovery ...

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apt-get upgrade and apt-get update are now broken for me in 10.04
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I do not use this repository. However your file is indeed wrong. Comment your two deb lines and add this one (they will never work again so you are free to remove them afterwards) : deb http://ppa....

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How do I set up FTP automount with a timeout?
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You can try to use Autofs. Here is a good documentation/tutorial about it : Autofs - Community Help Wiki And here you'll find how to use it with FTP : Autofs | FTP and SSH (with FUSE) - ArchWiki the ...

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How to reinstall Ubuntu with a fresh start without removing files?
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When installing Ubuntu you can use the "side by side" option when you are at the partitioning phase of the installation. It will keep your existing ubuntu and install you a new one. The side effect ...

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Why newer Ubuntu versions are slower in performance?
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There is a lot of missing details here. To be able to be more specific and maybe give you solutions you need to give us the brand and model of the Laptop. Quick Answer : Search for your computer ...

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Crossover connection between two Ubuntu PCs using samba very slow
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Reading your question I first thought : why samba ? it's a very inefficient way for transferring files. Bit of explations : the CIFS protocol "eats" a lot of your bandwidth. It's worst case senario ...

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Autoexec.bat equivalents for Ubuntu that run with root privelidges?
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You can create a daemon witch is the right way to do it. However it's a little harder than rc.local. see here : https://superuser.com/questions/530071/installing-daemon-on-a-fresh-ubuntu-system ...

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Thunderbird 16.0.1 filling disk space
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Have you tried this : http://kb.mozillazine.org/Compacting_folders Because this article is for old Thunderbird versions, you will find the option here: Edit / Preferences / Advanced / Network & ...

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I cannot install Ubuntu on my laptop running Windows 8
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Windows 8 introduce two features : UEFI witch is instead of BIOS Secure Boot witch prevent anything but the installed operating system (here it's windows) to boot The procedure is quite complex. ...

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What are point releases in LTS versions?
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Point releases are just the result of merging all the changes that has been made since the last point release or original release of the distribution. They are the equivalent of the Service Packs of ...

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Will the new technologies in 12.10 be backported to 12.04
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mikewhatever is right. However if the LTS warranty is not a criteria for you there is various "backport" repositories. using those void the LTS warranty like mikewhatever pointed out. Backports are ...

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Is it possible to do an upgrade without having to answer questions?
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The following might help you : edit/create /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg.d/force-confnew sudo vim /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg.d/force-confnew and add the following : force-confnew It'll say to dpkg to always put the ...

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How do I get SSH to listen on a new IP without restarting the machine?
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It the configuration of openssh-server is untouched (the default one) then you don't even need to restart ssh in order for him to listen onto the new IP you set. Your trouble is likely to be the way ...

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How to count battery cycles?
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I've just looked into your question... so it might be too late to answer you since it's been years you've posted it. You are using a rather old ubuntu that is known/was known at that time to have ...

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Keyboard layout identical to "US Extended" on Macbook Pro
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The best thing for you is to learn the keyboards of each world ... because by using a pc keyboard on a mac or a mac keyboard on a pc you'll restrict yourself on the real use of the machine. After a ...

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Diskless Boot with IPv6
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maybe it's off topic to you but I think that your specific problem can be avoided by rethink the service : why bother booting with NFS ? You can try to boot with iscsi (in a read only mode to allow ...

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How can I make my WiFi hotspot secure?
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First of all : In security terms, in the absolute : Wifi or any wireless data system cannot be secured. This is due to the fact that anyone can "ear" you and then "decypher" you. It means that, if ...

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How to get an email notification when a USB storage device is inserted?
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You'll be able to see any new usb device that does not only grab the power of the server (witch normally includes the phones) For the USB part : How can I listen for 'usb device inserted' ...

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How to use Ubuntu with read-only file system?
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Instead of doing it yourself, why not using the live cd of ubuntu ? Here is a tutorial on how to boot the live cd of ubuntu from the hard drive (in your case your flash drive). http://www.dangibbs....

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Eagle CAD - GTK look
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You should first find in what languages eaglecad is made of. It's made in C++ and QT. (SourceForge page) So to sum up you try to apply a GTK theme to a QT User Interface. Here is how to achieve ...

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