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  1. [all variants] Archiving very large directory structures with API access

    This probably isn't the right forum. If somebody can suggest somewhere better, please do so.

    I want to archive very large directory structures for tape backup and restore purposes. Currently we do...
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    [ubuntu] Retrieving old Windows XP installation

    My newish home box is a Linux machine but I would like to have Windows for Games and other bits.

    On my previous machine I had a main Windows XP drive (an IDE drive) with GRUB on it that pointed...
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    [SOLVED] Re: bash: tab complete wildcards to the command line

    That was the answer I was looking for. Thank you very much, sisco311.
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    [SOLVED] Re: bash: tab complete wildcards to the command line

    You understood me, so it can't have been that strange. Hopefully my example made it clearer. Does that mean that somebody will be able to answer my question?
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    [SOLVED] Re: bash: tab complete wildcards to the command line

    If I type "ls *<tab>", rather than listing the files, the files are added directly to my current command line so I can edit that command line before I execute it. In bash, it just lists the files...
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    [SOLVED] Re: bash: tab complete wildcards to the command line

    I know there are other ways to do "delete all except", but wildcard expansion on the command line is still something I find useful. Does anybody know how to do this in bash?
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    [SOLVED] bash: tab complete wildcards to the command line

    I used to be a zsh user, but I need to use bash in my new job.

    In zsh, if you use a wildcard in a file argument on the command line and hit tab, it completes the full list onto the command line...
  8. Thread: sshfs in fstab

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    [ubuntu] Re: sshfs in fstab

    That's where I got my fstab line from.



    I need that so I can do mount /local/dir without it saying "only root can do that".

    I know it's the remote machine that's doing all the work, but I...
  9. Thread: sshfs in fstab

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    [ubuntu] sshfs in fstab

    I'm using sshfs as a quick and convenient remote mounting tool. It works well from the command line, using ssh keys. I also have the following line in my fstab, that means I can mount it quickly:

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    Viewing last lines of another xterm

    This is really a shell question, rather than programming, but this looked like the most appropriate place for it.

    I run large processes from my machine at work and then come home to check on them....
  11. Thread: Dawn of War

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    Dawn of War

    I'm trying to get this, and Winter Assault, to work under wine and 10.04.

    First of all, I couldn't get it to install from CD. It got to the install screen, but then complained about a missing cab...
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    [all variants] Mount Samsung J700 phone in mass storage mode

    I'm running Ubuntu 10.04. I've plugged the phone in and get this from dmesg:



    [ 1681.950045] usb 2-5: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 9
    [ 1682.189725] usb 2-5:...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound modules disapper on reboot

    I've gone back to using OSS on the Intel card, which works fine after I rip out all the ALSA stuff.

    I wonder why I bother "up"grading Ubuntu when it always breaks stuff like this. I've had to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound modules disapper on reboot

    So I've reinstalled the modules again, probed, managed to get a reading out of aplay -l and now when I try to play stuff I get:


    $ aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav
    ALSA lib...
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    [ubuntu] Sound modules disapper on reboot

    (this may not belong in Absolute Beginners - if so, apologies)

    I have a Dell Precision T5400. It has two sound cards:


    $ lspci | grep Audio
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation...
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    [all variants] Sound Juicer: rip automatically

    Sound Juicer start automatically when I insert an audio CD. I want it Extract automatically as well, so I can get through a stack of CDs with minimal intervention. How do I do this?

    It used to...
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    [ubuntu] OSSv4 volume control in Karmic

    I just did dist-upgrade and, as usual, I need to fix my broken sound.

    I have two sound cards, an Intel HDA and a Sound Blaster X-Fi. I've never been able to get anything out of the SB, but I can...
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    [ubuntu] Sound properties dialog does not open

    If I select Preferences->Sound I get the item in my tray for a while, then it disappears without the dialog appearing. I can also run gnome-sound-properties from the command line and other than...
  19. [ubuntu] Re: Folder Perrmission not changing on Mounted Drive

    FAT doesn't support permissions in this way.

    http://edge-op.org/grouch/fatperm.html
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    [all variants] Re: File dialogs very slow

    My apologies, should have searched first:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=811795&page=3

    The problem is trackerd, which I don't use anyway. Turning it off fixed things for me.
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    [all variants] File dialogs very slow

    This is related to this thread:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1158026

    My desktop machine (Jaunty) stays switched on and I use it all day every day for work and web stuff - it's...
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    [all variants] Re: OpenOffice very slow file dialogs

    In fact, it seems that all my file dialogs were locked up - it was the same if I tried to do attachments in Thunderbird. Logging out and logging back in did not help, but rebooting did. I guess it...
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    [all variants] OpenOffice very slow file dialogs

    If I open a new file and select save, it takes around 10 seconds for the save dialog to appear. I can't see anything unusual in top, or if I run ooffice from the command line. I've tried reinstalling...
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    [all variants] Firefox memory leak?

    I leave my machine on overnight with Firefox running. This is what the Firefox line looked like in top this morning:

    28885 pzs 20 0 2056m 1.4g 24m S 2 18.6 113:28.93 firefox
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    [ubuntu] Re: Cannot open sound dialog

    In fact, each individual app needed its own debug. I had to reinstall flash for 64 bit Linux using this page:

    http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/install-flash-10-ubuntu-linux-64bit.html

    You have to...
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