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task-spooler – Personal job scheduler

task spooler is a Unix batch system where the tasks spooled run one after the other. The amount of jobs to run at once can be set at any time. Each user in each system has his own job queue. The tasks are run in the correct context (that of enqueue) from any shell/process, and its output/results can be easily watched. It is very useful when you know that your commands depend on a lot of RAM, a lot of disk use, give a lot of output, or for whatever reason it's better not to run them all at the same time, while you want to keep your resources busy for maximum benfit. Its interface allows using it easily in scripts.

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cant update or get software

this is what pops up when i try to update or go to software center
any ideas?

Could not initialize the package information

An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information.

Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message:

'E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-security_main_i18n_Translation-en, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.'

Ubuntu feels like it is falling apart!

Since the introduction of Unity I've had nothing but trouble. Unity is awful but replacing it with Gnome is not easy or a sure bet; apport keeps crashing but only occasionally causes a lockup; GRUB is a mess; Samba doesn't work most of the time. What the heck is going on?

I've been using Ubuntu since ~ V.4.x and have always loved it, but now it doesn't seem to want to live up to its own high standards. Something is very wrong and I'd appreciate it if someone would explain what is going on.

I'm using 12.04 on this laptop but Gnome is a mess. I've switched to LinuxMint for my new desktop because Ubuntu is too unstable. How a derivative distro can be more stable than its parent is a mystery to me, but it is. Of course Mint isn't very good with wireless so I can't switch my laptop.

OK. Enough ranting. Just please tell me what is going on?

sslh – ssl/ssh multiplexer

sslh accepts connections on specified ports, and forwards them further based on tests performed on the first data packet sent by the remote client.Probes for HTTP, SSL, SSH, OpenVPN, tinc, XMPP are implemented, and any other protocol that can be tested using a regular expression, can be recognised. A typical use case is to allow serving several services on port 443 (e.g. to connect to ssh from inside a corporate firewall, which almost never block port 443) while still serving HTTPS on that port.

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Upgrade Issues

I was trying to upgrade to the new version of Ubuntu 12.10 but for some reason the current version I have is unstable and I'm not to complete the upgrade. Is there any way I can stablize the LTs version so I can complete the upgrade?

How to install DHCP server in ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) Server

A DHCP Server assigns IP addresses to client computers. This is very often used in enterprise networks to reduce configuration efforts. All IP addresses of all computers are stored in a database that resides on a server machine.This tutorial will explain how to install and configure DHCP server in ubuntu 12.10 server.

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How to set your own image at Ubuntu 12.10 and Windows 7 logon screen

First select one photo of your image to put in logon screen, it should be dimension 800*600 pixels size 70.2 (appromimatley) and save in JPEG imag mode and give your photo name as backgrounddefault and put it in pictures place

What is Ubuntu Tweak :- Ubuntu Tweak is an application designed to config Ubuntu easier for everyone. It provides many useful desktop and system options that the default desktop environment doesn't provide. At present, it's only designed for the Ubuntu GNOME Desktop, and always follows the newest Ubuntu distribution.
LICENSE
Ubuntu Tweak is a free software, which means you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License published by the Free Software Foundation.
Features of Ubuntu Tweak

View of Basic System Information(Distribution, Kernel, CPU, Memory, etc.)
GNOME Session Control
Auto Start Program Control
Quick install popular applications

Cannot get my Ubuntu to work

As I try to stat up my Ubuntu lenovo dual boot with windows 7 ultimate...and after upgrading from 12.04 to 12.10

I get the following statement

System running in low graphics mode, your screen, graphics card, input devices settings could not be detected correctly, you will need to configure these yourself....

My graphic cards runs on windows and it ran properly before my upgrade...

How can I resolve this problem

This

Please Help I am unable to find it

/etc/passwd and /etc/shadow file stores the UID for Users including root but in file /etc/login.defs ENV_PATH and ROOT ENV_PATH stores the path to users who doesnot have a UID...
How is it possible to create a user which doesnot have a UID??

Please sum1 help me.. :(

iam vry new to ubuntu can any1 give me complete commands for ubuntu and how to install and unistall application through command interface ? and and how to develop applications through ubuntu ??

OSDisc.com defects

I have purchased several discs from OSDisc.com but all the discs they sent (since April) have been defective. I have been sending emails inquiring why, over and over but I have not received any response. Please someone help me.

OcenAudio – Easy to use audio editor

ocenaudio is a cross-platform, easy to use, fast and functional audio editor. It is the ideal software for people who need to edit and analyze audio files without complications. ocenaudio also has powerful features that will please more advanced users.This software is based on Ocen Framework, a powerful library developed to simplify and standardize the development of audio manipulation and analysis applications across multiple platforms.

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How to mount VirtualBox drive image (vdi) in Ubuntu 12.10/12.04

If you want to mount VirtualBox drive image (vdi) in Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 use vdfuse.This Fuse module uses the VirtualBox access library to open a VirtualBox supported VD image file and mount it as a Fuse file system. The mount point contains a flat directory containing the files EntireDisk, Partition1 .. PartitionN. These can then be loop mounted to access the underlying file systems.

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How to install GLPI (IT and asset Managemet Software) on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) Server

GLPI stands for “Gestionnaire libre de parc informatique”, GLPI is the Information Resource Manager with an additional Administration- Interface. You can use it to build up a database with an inventory for your company (computer,software, printers…). It has enhanced functions to make the daily life for the administrators easier, like a job tracking system with mail-notification and methods to build a database with basic information about your network-topology.

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How to install SWFTools in ubuntu 12.04/11.10 using PPA

SWFTools is a collection of utilities for working with Adobe Flash files (SWF files). The tool collection includes programs for reading SWF files, combining them, and creating them from other content (like images, sound files, videos or sourcecode). SWFTools is released under the GPL.

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