CentOS is an abbreviation for Community Enterprise Operating System that aims to be compatible with its upstream source, Red Hat Enterprise Linux. CentOS 6 is the 6th major version of CentOS, which was released on July 10th, 2011.

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CentOS login GUI Issue

I am trapped in weird problem. My Setup is CentOS 6.3 64 Bit My login screen is blinking so frequently that I am unable to see and login into it. I previously installed gtk2 using yum install gtk2, ...
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CentOS - Creating a Virtual Internal Network

I've been looking around for a while now, and I can't seem to find an answer (maybe due to false terminology, searching for VLAN ends up bringing up something completely different). I want to create a ...
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CentOS 6.5 - bash: service: command not found

So I can't type service on my CentOS 6.5 server. I'm logged in as root. When typing service I get this error: bash: service: command not found I have also tried to type sudo service, but with no ...
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Configure and Set up OTRS

I have configured "OTRS 3.3.7" tool in CentOS 6.5, I would like to set up ITIL process for Helpdesk ticketing System. Any help on seting up the process would be appreciated!
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PuPHPet, Vagrant and SSH - SSH Connection Timeout

I built a new CentOS 6.5 vagrant box and after provisioning, the SSH connection keeps timing out. I've attempted the steps in Vagrant ssh fails with VirtualBox but I receive errors (see below). I ...
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centos 6.5 cant recognize gigabyte's onboard graphics card

I have just changed my OS to centos 6.5 and plugged in two monitors, both of the monitors are working but showing the same view. when I try to get the Display settings (System->Preferences->Display) I ...
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PPTP authenticate using LDAP

I'm using both centos 6.5 in PPTP and LDAP server (OpenDJ). Anyone know how to configure when connecting to PPTP VPN server it will authenticate using the LDAP credentials? Thanks
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Installing Oracle 12c on CentOs 6.4

I need to install Oracle DB 12c on Centos 6.5/6.4 that has no GUI (or xserver) installed, Is there a way to do it? Can you point me to a manual? Thanks
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Why is my yum update failing?

Why is my yum no longer working? It was previously working fine. But seems to have inexplicably stopped working. FYI, I'm running this on Centos system that is running in VirtualBox on my MacBook Pro. ...
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Connect to CentOS LAMP instance from Windows PCs

I have a CentOS 6 machine running on our network which has a simple LAMP installation on it. I have some files there which I would want to access through other Windows PC which I am able to do so ...
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Mirror repository won't work (The requested URL returned error: 403 Forbidden)

I'm trying to find out why I still get the 403 when running the yum install command. I have created a repository mirror which can be read from remote machines. Do you have any suggestions? I have ...
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yum install gcc fails with invalid linux.dropbox.com/fedora directory

I am relatively new to Linux administration. I have installed Centos 6.5 (under VirtualBox on a Win7pro system). When I try to install gcc to the system using yum, I get the following results: ...
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Checking if a server is compromised [migrated]

I do free/low-cost web/shell hosting as a non-profit organization (With a the same friend and co-founder) since 2007. We're on CentOS 6 + CPanel, and unfortunately we're still funding the ...
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Cannot load ubuntu and Mint after installing CentOS 6

I have a 64 bit laptop computer with two partitions containing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Mint 17 in each of them. There are some free space of about 20Gb and I have installed CentOS 6 into through USB ...
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Permission Denied in Crontab

I've searched half a day for the answer to this, with no luck. Any assistance will be appreciated. I have a PHP script that modifies the crontab, loads a new cron job, removes some etc. The script ...
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Python2.7 / Pip2.7 install in Centos6: root does not see /usr/local/bin

I am trying to install Python2.7 in Centos 6. It's a pain as centos6 ships with python26 and yum is dependent on it. Furthermore yum does not seem to have python2.7 I ended up building it from ...
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Change order of two-factor-authentication

I am testing two-factor-authentication for ssh logins on some CentOS containers in our testing environment. I compiled my own rpms from github's source, installed and configured everything and have ...
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sfdisk can't create more than 4 partitions?

I'm running Centos 6 from command line, and I need to partition my disk using sfdisk more than 5 times. However I can't seem to create more than 4 partitions. >> sfdisk <scsi ID> --force ...
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CentOS bridged adapter

I am looking for a way to have a bridged adapter that can also forward ports to different IPs for my virtual machines. For example: 192.168.1.101:3391 192.168.1.102:3392 192.168.1.103:3393 Does ...
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Cannot jail ssh account using ChrootDirectory

I am trying to jail my accounts into their home directory. I tried to do: Match group accounts X11Forwarding no AllowTcpForwarding no ForceCommand internal-sftp ChrootDirectory %h ...
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Samba 3.6.9 on CentOS 6.5 existing user unable to connect to new share

I've got a question about samba connectivity. I installed a minimal installation of CentOS 6.5 and have it as a member server of AD, as per this guide: ...
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SELinux Dependency Errors - Spacewalk on CentOS 6

I've mostly followed this tutorial, and a few other resources, to get Spacewalk set up on a CentOS 6 server. http://www.computerglitch.net/bin/texts/CentOS6_Spacewalk_Server.php I'm getting errors at ...
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Open man page using nano

I want to open man pages in another text editor, in this case "nano". Does anyone know how I can achieve this please?
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How to install VLC media player in CentOS6?

I am using the CentOS, version 6, GNU/Linux distribution. I am in need to install VLC media player, what command i need to use at the terminal? I have tried yum install vlc.
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How to hide or remove the title bar of terminal in centos?

Want to remove the titlebar of the terminal. It would helpful if there is a way to generically do it for all the windows ? If not possible, still if it would be helpful if I can remove or hide the ...
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cannot connect centos (dell precision) laptop to 2 external monitors (but I can connect to 1 external monitor)

This is my first post here and hope I am following the rules of the forum. I reviewed Connecting 2 External Monitors to a Laptop? and confused with hardware terminology to figure out if my Dell ...
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ffmpeg subtitle not visible

I'm using ffmpeg static. I have to two servers. When i encode at the first server, subtitle works; but it does not work at the second server. I installed fontconfig, fontconfig-devel, freetype, ...
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Build CentOS/RHEL with LFS Live CD

I am aiming at building customized centos/Rhel based distro using Linux From Scratch(LFS) hence, I am following this e-book : http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs/downloads/6.3/ so ,I downloaded an ...
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Can I set-up sendmail on a LAN without a registered domain for testing mail?

I am running CentOS on a server at home which I use for development of Joomla websites. After they are developed, I move them to a hosting service. While developing the Joomla website on my home Linux ...
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Dual booting CentOS 6.4 and Ubuntu 12.04.03 LTS

First, I install CentOS 6.4 (64-bit) on /dev/sdb3, and subsequently CentOS install the bootload in /dev/sdb itself. Bootinfoscript indicated that the bootloader is legacy0.92 grub. Fine. Next, I ...
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Centos connect to virtualbox network

I have created a virtual network by using virtualbox and I would like to know how can I make Centos connect to it and have its own IP for example 192.168.1.102 because I have a windows 7 virtualbox ...
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Centos 6 Eclipse font rendering at 8pt

I am running Centos 6.4 and Eclipse Juno and I like coding at 8pt size. I keep seeing a few letters with no spaces in between them. I have tried DejaVu Sans Mono Book, Droid Sans Mono etc. The font in ...
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How can I finish the unfinished transaction, so then I can make all the updates?

I try to use yum update and everytime it says me to run yum-complete-transaction first to finish the unfinished transactions remaining. When I try, it loops like forever, and sometimes it ends by ...
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Move rvm/gems or make available to root

On a CentOS 6 server I accidentally installed rvm and a bunch of gems as non-root user. Everything is running well, however I'll need to run rvm scripts as super user later. I'd like to fix my ...
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Avoiding sleep when lid is close and no one is logged in

I've an old Dell Latitude laptop that I've converted to CentOS 6.5. As this is going to work like a server (i.e. no one will use it directly) I've changed from UI the power management option to ignore ...
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How to keep mysqld alive with minimal memory?

I have a rackspace server that I have been renting to run my personal projects upon. Since I am cheap, it has 256Mb of RAM and honestly can't handle a lot. Every once in a while, when there is a sharp ...
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hadoop cluster high availability error couldn't find or load main class

[hduser@mn1 bin]$ ./hdfs zkfc -formatZK Error: Could not find or load main class ”-Djava.library.path=”.home.hduser.2.3.0″.lib” I did every step just like in this tutorial, TWICE. The error still ...
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Do cronjobs run in CLI?

I am running PHP 5.5 with ZendOPcache integrated. There are two options for this extension - is cache enabled (which I've set to true), and the second one - is CLI cache enabled, which I've set to ...
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Centos 6.4 network manager disappered

Hi I am using a Centos 6.4 Desktop and from today the newtrok manager stopped appearing and only appears if I run the following command "nm-applet" and keep the terminal window open in order for me to ...
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Directory mode, Create mode Centos Samba

Can someone explain me theoretical side of the directory mode in Samba(centos)? I did check it on Samba main page but I was not smarter + 50 other pages. Maybe I just Google it wrong.
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Linux Image to recreate a machine with the same configuration

I have a CentOS 6.5 machine with some installed packages , I want three more identical boxes to be setup and I was wondering if I can make an image of the one machine that I have pre-configured and ...
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How to setup openlava cluster environment without root?

I found the guide here: http://www.openlava.org/documentation/guide/getting_started.html and the thread here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/openlava-users/SCBPzOqoJ8U It says that openlava ...
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Menus of panels of centos 6.5 not always accesable when virtualbox guest windows 8.1 is on fullscreen

I have a computer with CentOS release 6.5 (x64) installed as a host. In a virtual machine of Virtualbox (4.3.6 r91406) I have a guest Windows 8.1 (x64) with guest additions installed. The Windows ...
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red 5 recorder app set up

Does anyone know how to set up this Red5 Recorder application on Red5 1 RC2 for Linux CentOS 6.4? I followed set up of WEB-INF folder from this document http://fms.denniehoopingarner.com/newapp.html ...
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How to mount a iSCSI/SAN storage drive to a stable device name (one that can't change on re-connect)?

We need stable device paths for our Twinstrata SAN drives. Many guides for setting up iSCSI connectors simply say to use a device path like /dev/sda or /dev/sdb. This is far from correct, I doubt ...
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Making SSH connection to Centos 6.5 VM takes ages

I installed Centos 6.5 in a Virtual Box VM. Everything works smooth, except for SSH logins. It takes ages for the command prompt to display. With some verbosity added: debug2: kex_derive_keys ...
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Booting Error CentOS 6.4

CentOS 6.4 within Virtual Box on Mac was working fine before testing commands of init 3 (for console only mode). I am curious about I've typed init 0 (halt system). Now, when it boots, nothing other ...
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Why Centos still not using Latest kernel

As i have seen many changes and improvement in kernel 3.xx The improvement i like is dmcache which introduced in kernel 3.9 I have 3 server with centos installed on all machine Centos is still ...
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generate a keystore file in CentOS

How do I generate a keystore file in CentOS? I basically used the following command to generate the keystore and keys: keytool -genkey -alias signFiles -keystore name however I get the ...
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yum install Libreoffice Writer without Java

Is it possible for me to yum install LibreOffice Writer without Java also being installed? I don't want to install the full libreoffice package because it prompts me to update my java and tomcat ...