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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OpenOffice3 with 32bit JRE in CentOS6 64bit

I want to know if it is possible and how to install headless Open Office 3 with 32 bit JRE on CentOS6 64 bit. I need to set it in $HOME directory on Webfaction hosting. Open Office they already ...
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Installing 7zip in CentOS - succeeds; but can't use it

I am trying to install 7zip to CentOS yum install p7zip installed it. And now running this returns Package p7zip-9.20.1-2.el5.x86_64 already installed and latest version But [root@root ...
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CentOS - mdadm raid1 drive won't mount to default location

I'm running CentOS 5.5, the system, boot, swap, etc. is all on /dev/sda and I have two identical single-partition drives /dev/sdb1 /dev/sdc1 that are configured in RAID1 (using mdadm). It was working ...
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Can't install Gearman on Red Hat

I'm having problems installing Gearman from Red Hat on Amazon. I couldn't find a repo so I downloaded Gearman version .25, installed it and installed drizzle from their repo using: yum install ...
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How to install CentOS 5.5?

This seems like a silly question, and I apologize if I'm overlooking something obvious. I can't figure out how to install CentOS 5.5 My experience in Linux thus far is mostly Debian-based distros ...
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Does memory allocated to tmpfs free itself when needed by an application?

I have 8GB of RAM and 4GB is dedicated to the tmpfs on /dev/shm. There's nothing actually in /dev/shm, so I'm wondering, is this memory still available for applications to use? If I needed to use ...
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Are two IP addresses necessary with VirtualBox and Bridged Networking?

I have a CentOS 6 server with eight physical network adapters. I want to run Windows Server 2008 R2 as a Guest OS in VirtualBox with a bridged network adapter. On my CentOS box eth2 (192.168.10.4) ...
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How can i install figlet and toilet on Centos6

I have yum and rpm, and I really only how to install packages using these commands. When I tried to yum install figlet on a new CentOS6 virtual machine it couldn't find it in the mirrors list. I tried ...
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Have I successfully created an ramfs drive?

I thought I had created a ramfs drive, but when I type df -H all I get is following. Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda5 69G 8.5G 57G 14% / ...
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Problem installing apt-get on CentOS 5.5

Background: I'm wanting to move away from Apache and came across this article which walks through an install of nginx, PHP-FPM and APC. On trying to follow these instructions on my user account of my ...
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Software recommendation to convert DOCX files to PDF on CentOS 5

I have a some DOCX files I want to convert to PDF. Is there a way to do this using CentOS 5.7 x64?
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how to find the hello.c file path?

i wrote a hello world example.and run successfully,but i don't know where it is in the linux sys. When I run the command which hello.c. it doesn't show the path of the hello.c file . how to find out ...
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How to investigate I/O load on Linux?

I'm trying to investigate I/O load my my Linux box (Centos6). I'm using iotop, and the top lines look like this: PID PRIO USER DISK READ DISK WRITE SWAPIN IO> COMMAND 376 be/3 root ...
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.htaccess not working

I am trying to get .htaccess to work under Apache, but the server doesn't seem to honor it. In httpd.conf I have: AllowOverride All I have restarted the server with service httpd restart. I have ...
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Changing screen resolution in CentOS

I'm trying to change my screen resolution to 1920x1200 with no luck. I actually did successfully change it, but once I log in it changes back to 800x600
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Increase Linux screen resolution

I'm running an install of CentOS 5.5 virtually and for some reason I only have 2 available screen resolutions - 800x600 and 640x480. Does anybody know how I can add some bigger resolutions? I've had ...
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How do I install a GUI from the command line?

I have a CENTOS 6.0 machine that I have installed from a x86_64 minimal ISO. It runs at init 3 at the moment, and I want to install a GUI on it. When I do an init 5 from the prompt, all I get is ...
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How do I extend the storage space in my NAS server?

I have a NAS server (Dell R310 and FreeNAS OS) with RAID 1 and 2 x 250GB, and 2 slots for hot plug disk space are free. It is using hardware RAID. But the disk space is almost full, how can I extend ...
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Changing colors of linux command line mode

I've recently installed an ubuntu 10.04 server LTS and found out that it looked more attractive to me. Is there a way to get the same coloring mode on CentOS 5/6? Also, the current user@host on ...
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How to install CentOS 5 or Redhat 5 on USB Key or external HD

How to install CentOS 5 or Redhat 5 on USB key/HD external? I don't want to create multi-boot (with Windows 7)which mean just when I need a Linux machine by connecting usb I have downloaded LinuxLive ...
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Your GStreamer installation is missing a plug-in

I'm having this issue with my music player (Rhythmbox Music Player) on my Linux (SL) it says: Couldn't start playback Your GStreamer installation is missing a plug-in I have all plug-ins installed ...
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How do I remotely view a Linux desktop from Windows XP?

I'm using Windows XP and need to remotely connect to a CentOS-5.X server. I'm looking to visually, securely and with as small a footprint as possible manage a remote Linux system via an GUI. It's not ...
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Mono Project: How to install Mono framework on Red Hat Linux which is compiled on centOS?

We have Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers at work place. However we dont have Red Hat Linux desktops. So I used CentOS 5.4 to compile the Mono sources and generated the Mono framework for CentOS and ...
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How do you find out which version of mono is installed on a CentOS machine?

How do you find out which version of mono is installed on a CentOS machine? (N00b alert - what's the command prompt/shell command to find the version number of mono?)
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Linux: How to automatically run commands on SSH login?

Whenever I login to my Linux server I'd like to have several commands run automatically (set some variables, change location, etc.) This needs to be done on user login, not on system start. How can ...
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How do I create a user with limited privileges? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I create an SSH user which can access only certain directory? I have a CentOS 5.7 installation which I access via SSH. I currently have a root user with which I ...
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What does eth0:cp1 refer to in ifconfig on CentOS?

I have a basic ubuntu background and am not familiar with the output of an ifconfig on a CentOS server I'm looking at, can someone explain the eth0:cp1, and eth0:cp2 entries here? How are they ...
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How do I get my USB / Network to work on CentOS 6 on Lenovo g470? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L drivers for CentOS I have installed CentOS on this laptop. My problem now neither the USB drivers are working, not even my network card...
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Samba, CentOS and OSX

I have a Linux server on the web with root/terminal access. I am trying to make samba work on that machine, so I can have a drive on my MacOSX box mapped to a shared folder on the server. I have ...
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Any suggestions for non-root access package management?

I've been a long time user of Ubuntu on my personal and work computers, but I've recently starting working on a CentOS system. There are many packages that I would like to install via my familiar ...
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Under ISPConfig 3 no account can login since resetting my MySQL root password

I am running ISPConfig 3 under CentOS and I had to manually reset my MySQL root account password yesterday. Since resetting the password I haven't been able to login to ISPConfig's web interface with ...
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Linux apropos command always returns “nothing appropriate”

I have a minimal installation of CentOS 5.7 32-bit on a VM. The apropos command always returns "nothing appropriate" [root@localhost ~]# apropos man man: nothing appropriate Even after I run ...
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Mount a remote Linux hard drive as another Windows 7 partition during boot?

I would like to mount a hard drive on a remote computer (running on CentOS 6) as a Windows drive so that I can install programs to that drive. The primary hard drive for my Windows machine (which is ...
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Scheduled process killing and restart

I have to write a script for a CentOS server which will kill and restart a process every three days. After killing the process it needs to execute another script and start the killed process. ...
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Upgrade mysql on CentOS (from 5.0.77-4.el5_4.2 to 5.5.7) [closed]

I need to upgrade mysql on CentOS (from 5.0.77-4.el5_4.2 to 5.5.7). Please let me know the steps.
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What is the difference between CentOS-6.0-i386-LiveDVD.iso and CentOS-6.0-i386-bin-DVD.iso

What is the difference between CentOS-6.0-i386-LiveDVD.iso and CentOS-6.0-i386-bin-DVD.iso?
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How can I allow user A to run commands as user B if I don't have access to root?

CentOS 5.6 There are two users; user A and user B. I have permissions for both and can log in as either. I would like to be able to log in as user B, and somehow run commands as user A without ...
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What happens if a monitor's refresh rate is different to X's refresh rate?

I have a dual-screen system running on CentOS Linux using two industrial grade LCD touch screens. I currently have the following line set in my xorg.conf under the "Display" subsection of the Screen ...
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CentOS 6 SSD TRIM support

CentOS 6 is around for quite some time and they provide kernel 2.6.32. I know the vendor versions differ from the Kernel.org ones. Since vanilla kernel 2.6.33 and onwards provide trim support, I ...
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How to change the default database for one user in MySQL

Though this might seem like a http://serverfault.com question at first glance I don't think it is. I have a mysql database on a server at work. Every time I log in to execute a query, I have to ...
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Is running the live CD of an OS a good indicator of future problems?

I've been thinking of changing operating systems for a while (mostly because of Fedora's requirement to upgrade frequently). I think I've settled on CentOS (because of the infrequent upgrades and my ...
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How to make a USB bootable stick for installing Fedora or Centos using VNC?

I have a PC with no option for a keyboard. I have to install the operating systems without a keyboard or mouse. I have to make a bootable USB stick which can allow me to connect to the PC from my ...
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Do the latest Redhat distros come with SciPy? [closed]

I was just curious if any of the latest Redhat/CentOS distros come with SciPy installed. I've heard a rumor that it was included with Ubuntu.
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Remove port aliases in iptables

How can I make iptables show me port numbers instead of aliases for well known port numbers (eg. http for 80, https for 443 etc.). Is there a way to make it show just port numbers at all times?
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java: command not found after installation

I have installed Jre in my CentOS by following instruction here Installation But the problem is each directory or file contains the "*" (asterisk) at the end of file name or directory even though ...
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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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CentOS 6 endless boot from USB drive

I'm trying to install CentOS 6 from a USB drive. I created the image with Universal USB Installer in Windows, and the ISO was taken from the official mirror. When the system is loading, the first ...
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How do I save changes after editing vi /etc/hosts?

I am doing a Linux installation. I installed the system fine and am trying to change the vi /etc/hosts file. I have edited the file but am not sure how to save it. I have --INSERT-- showing at the ...
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CentOS: Extending a partition

I have CentOS 5.5 running in a VM on XenServer. I've shutdown the VM, changed the hard drive size from 24GB to 30GB and rebooted it. The root partition (/dev/xvda1) is still showing the same size it ...
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Installing Git on CentOS [closed]

How install git on CentOS? I find this manual. Is it good?