CentOS stands for Community ENTerprise Operating System, the most popular Linux distribution for web servers with almost 30% of all servers using it. Third-party software is not included in the base.

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Can i press the number '7' on my keyboard and make it insert ' a string ' instead of '7' ?

I am using centos linux 6.4 desktop ( minimal desktop ) i am looking for a solution so that when i press the number '7' on my keyboard.. it will insert a string rather than '7'... the numbers on ...
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CentOS DHCP server failover won't give out leases

I have followed this tutorial: http://www.madboa.com/geek/dhcp-failover/ However, I can not seem to get a lease at my windows client. I have set both servers (CentOS 6.2) in virtual machines, ...
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Centos unable to upload file permission denied error

Yesterday I installed vsftpd in my centos server. But I am not able to upload files permission denied error. So I set owner and 775 file permission, and also i set 777 permission and then also I cant ...
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CentOS 6 does not show any desktop icons or anything in the panel

I was using CentOS 6 in VirtualBox fine for a couple of days. Now, when I login via the GUI user prompt, all I get is the background screen, no icons, no menubar, nothing. I am not terribly familiar ...
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GRUB menu customization (change menu appearance)

In my GRUB (GRUB 0.97) menu the selector became invisible (changed of inversion color). I would like get my selector bar back and by the way customize a bit grub menu to be more fancy with colors. ...
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wpa_supplicant unexpectedly running on server

I discovered that wpa_supplicant is running on some of my CentOS 6.4 servers, without having been explicitly declared in the chkconfig setup. What can be causing this ? $ chkconfig --list | grep ...
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how can i choose the destination path for my python in the Centos 5.3

This may sound stupid but I'm trying to install python but it is installed in /usr/bin/ but I want to install it on /usr/local/bin. how can I do that?
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Insatall phpMyAdmin in CentOS vps

I can make a account in host1free.com.And now I had a vps server In this vps server opreting system is centOS and I can not use it before so I am newbie for this and I want to install a phpmyadmin in ...
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CentOS how to configure autoban after failed SSH logon attempts

I'm managing a virtual machine that some predecessor has set up. If I try to logon and enter the wrong password three times in a row my current IP gets banned for a lengthy time (some 30 minutes at ...
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Increasing INode Limit

Is there a way to increase the INode Limit in CentOS without adding partition ? I got some 5 million files to be stored but it may increase in future.
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CentOS 6.3 x86_64, 3.3GB memory available, 4GB memory installed

I've searched serverfault and found this question: Linux x86_64 reports 3.2G of memory instead of 4G But my problem is slightly different from that one. I've checked my BIOS. I didn't find the Memory ...
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Setup SSHd on port 522 on CentOS 6.3 (x64)

I currently run a server with SSH on a non-standard port for security reasons. That was 522 on CentOS 5, but CentOS 6 doesn't (easily) allow SSH to run on any port below 1024, other than 22 ...
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I need some guidance on what to do next with my server

I have a server with the following specifications: HP DL180 G6 2 x Intel Quad-Core Xeon E5620 8GB RAM 4 x 2TB Hard drives running in a RAID10 NGINX running as download webserver It is connected at ...
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How to install a software in the centOS system which is installed in the virtual machine?

I downloaded a CentOS VMware file which can be played on the VMware Player. the problem for me is that I would like to install some software in the CentOS playing on the VMware player, but I don't ...
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Route network through server

Sorry if this has been answered. I truly searched thoroughly before asking. I've got two routers, and a server with two nic's I want my network to function as follows: MODEM -> Router 1 (DHCP HERE) ...
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Give developer access to dev site only

Okay, so I've got our web user for the live site, also the cpanel user, and a new user develop. Our site path goes: /home/user/public_html/dev I need to give user develop permissions to write ONLY ...
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Share /var/www/ on Virtual Box CentOS 6.3 VM with Windows 7

I would like the ability to share /var/www/ on Virtual Box CentOS 6.3 VM with Windows 7 so I can: Browse file tree's in my IDE. Save changes without permissions conflicts during development. I ...
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domain MX record not found while installing Zimbra

I am getting this error: DNS ERROR resolving MX for localhost.localdomain It is suggested that the domain name have an MX record configured in DNS Re-Enter domain name? [Yes] named file: $ttl ...
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CURL -I issue stop responding when contain “=”

i did this command : curl -I ...
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centos and fontpackages-filesystem

How do I go about installing fontpackages-filesystem onto centos? Getting the error: Missing Dependency: fontpackages-filesystem >= 1.13 is needed by package ...
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Enlarge file system space on CentOs5

I need to enlarge the space of my file system on a CentOs5 vm. (I use VMware player where I already extended the disk size to around 7.1GB - but I think I need to run some commands in the vm) ...
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Add new partition under raid-1 array

I have small /tmp partition, and I want to create new partition with size 10 GB than current one, I have two hard disk on raid-1 array # mdadm --query --detail /dev/md0 /dev/md0: Version : ...
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Unable to view users and groups

I am using Centos5 running on a VMWare but whenever I choose to open the User Manager menu from System->Administration, an error message always displays The user database cannot be read. This ...
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CSF Unresolved issue

I began receiving service failures for CSF/LFD once the limit was reached in iptables preventing the service from working properly. I flushed all iptables rules, and redid by rules using CIDR rather ...
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SELinux forbids access to httpd userdir

I am running a CentOS machine. I want to serve user directories with Apache, so I configured httpd.conf to allow the public_html directory. I have added the apache user to my usergroup and chmod g+xr ...
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CentOS : Dependency Resolution Errors

I had been using Ubuntu for quite sometime and recently installed CentOS and getting the below error when I update using yum. How do I resolve such errors? Dependency Resolution Errors: Package: ...
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Centos: php-devel trashed mysql

Good morning. I'm on a CentOS machine, did a yum install php-devel Flat out saying this MySQL Daemon failed to start. Starting mysqld: [FAILED] which ...
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MySQL ERROR 2002 (HY000) on CentOS 5

I have problem with starting up mysql. When I type service mysql start All I got is ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2)** ...
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Moving files between home directories

Good morning, I am attempting to setup a cron job on my CentOS machine that will transfer a file from one users home directory to a directory in anothers. btiseis@mymachine [~]# mv ./myfile.csv ...
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CentOS, cannot create ftp user

I have VPS and I installed cPanel & WHM and everything works, but i tried to add user with "useradd -m user -d /home/cs/user" and it worked, I added password and tried to login in ftp, and it ...
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Hot-swapping drives

I have hot swap drives and controllers, but have never actually used the hot swap capability. What is the procedure for doing so? Do I need to warn Linux that I'm about to pull a drive out? Should ...
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emacs won't start due to “No fonts match `Inconsolata-12'”

Several weeks ago, I tried to customize my default font face Emacs 21.4.1 running on CentOS 5.5, and now emacs won't start. emacs will start with the -fn flag. However, I can't find where ...
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vsftp on RedHat (CentOS) - Is there a way to disable uploading files by mime/type or extension?

E.g. disable "*.file, .html" uploads? Or enable only ".avi" and "*.mov" etc.
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vsftp on RedHat (CentOS) - make file-size and number of files quotes for anonymous uploads?

We have vsftpd service on our server but I didn't find a way to put limits on file size and total space available for anonymous file uploading (doing it via an account will make it harder - as our ...
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“radeon disabling gpu acceleration” hang on boot of clean CentOS 6.2 Minimal install

I have a clean install of CentOS 6.2 minimal on a server. On boot, just after the GRUB boot loader screen, I get a message that's about 3 lines long and very blurry. The same message appears on the ...
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On my centos linux box the ip address and default gateway are reset each night?

Hi I've tried quite a few things to do with config files like from here How to make my default gateway permanent in CentOS? So that after a reboot it does not get lost and here ...
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Xen - virt-install fails

I am trying to setup a Xen DomU using virt-install --prompt After answering the usual questions the installation image is being downloaded from the internet. Then after 'Creating storage file' and ...
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Xorg Different Height Monitors

I am trying to set up a dual monitor desktop, with a 19" LED monitor, and a 15" CRT monitor, and have done so, using nvidia-settings to write to my xorg.conf. However, the problem I am now dealing ...
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Many duplicate binaries created in /usr/bin and /bin

I have a CentOS box that's been up for about a year. It's not got anything hugely important on it, and had a lot of PHP code that I cannot personally vouch for and is fairly old. I realise this is ...
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How do I create a backup before applying updates on CentOS?

I just installed CentOS and found a couple of updates using yum check-updates. How can I do backups for all the files on each update? For example, rpm or udev. I tried: cp -Rp /where-it-is-located ...
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How do I enable 'highlight to copy' feature on CentOS6

How do I enable 'highlight to copy' feature on CentOS6, and middlemouse click to paste. I thought this is a standard feature for linux distros
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CentOS 6.0 yum audacity dependency

I'm trying to install audacity on centos using yum and I cant force yum to resolve all dependencies, here's what i got, can someone help me with it (when I download the rpm file and click-installit i ...
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CentOS error with mod_wsgi: cannot find -lpython3.2

I've been trying to install mod_wsgi configured for Python 3.2 on a CentOS machine and I keep running into the error: /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lpython3.2 As near as I can tell this is caused by ...
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CentOS, Virtual Box, and Ping

Ok, long story... I have two VM's running in Virtual Box. Both are configured with an internal network adapter and a NAT'ed connection (for internet connection only). One VM is running CentOS 5 and ...
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How to remove SSH port forwarding

The following command has been executed on our server, Nexus, to forward remote desktop connections to remote machine Lagos-B: screen -S rdp ssh -L [*]:886:10.1.100.91:886 root@lagos-b -N I need to ...
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Usb mouse response slowly on first time boot-up

I am using Cent OS . When I start Cent OS first time in the day. The usb mouse works very slowly nearly with nonresponse. But when I restart my system it works fine. It is happening every day. ...
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how to create a service for node.js in centOS

I am trying to turn my node.js server into a service. I have tried a few different ways, but have not had any success yet. Is there anyone who is able to help me out with this? Thanks!
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ecryptfs in centos

I am trying to install ecryptfs on Cent0s 5.5. Thee process is: yum install ecryptfs-utils It seems to run fine. However when I do modprobe ecryptfs It returns FATAL: Module ecryptfs not ...
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Install Codendi on CentOS

I want to manage my project using project management software. After reading about Codendi, I try to install Codendi 4.2.3.10 on CentOS 5.6 using VirtualBox 4.0.2. Here's the situation: I'm totally ...
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Centos has logs with two “hours”, UTC and GMT, why?

my logs contain currently two timezones, do you have an idea from where it comes and how to fix this? It's the first time I see this on a system. The system is running inside a Virtuozzo container ...