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What is the point of system-autodeath?

In a previous question I found a "system autodeath cron job" which would shut down my default network route daily. As I have never heard of such a thing before, I would like to know what it exactly ...
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/usr/local or /opt?

How do you generally proceed for your package installations on Linux, for packages that are not part of your distrib's repos? On my side I am used to install in /opt. But since, I saw this doc on the ...
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How to boot a Linux live USB on a Mac?

I have a USB stick with a Fedora 11 live environment on it. It's booting fine on 3 PCs where I've tried it. But I can't get it to boot on a Mac (Intel). When pressing the alt key (or command key, I ...
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How to make Elo touchscreen working for Linux?

Elo touchscreen model: Elo TouchSystems, Inc. Elo TouchSystems 2700 IntelliTouch(r) Problem description: My problem + others problem with this is that, when i touch-over (mouse-over) the ...
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How do I downgrade packages easily with Yum?

Apparently, Fedora's yum has the ability to downgrade. I find this useful because abhorrently they feel they need to break NetworkManager on a stable upgrade. In multiple ways. How do I downgrade ...
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How do you add more space to a Fedora (LVM) partition?

In a nutshell, i have a VM that ran out of space. I increased the size of the VM's harddrive to be 4 times bigger but the OS partition is still only using 1x the space. I need to change the LVM ...
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How do I keep my bash history across sessions?

I am working on a x86 target running fedora 9. Whenever I reboot it, my history returns to some state, and I do not have commands I did in the sessions before the reboot. What I have to change to ...
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I tell fsck to fix USB stick, it says “Leaving file system unchanged.”

So I run fsck, and it reports FATs differ but appear to be intact. Use which FAT ? 1) Use first FAT 2) Use second FAT Choosing either one gives a long list of errors like Cluster 1471730 out of ...
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Installing Fedora: does it matter what I make the hostname?

I'm in the process of setting up a Fedora machine just for use on my in-house lan (not exposed to the internet.) This seems like a slightly stupid question, but I can't seem to find a definitive ...
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What's a good (Fedora) Linux app to create ISO image files from CDs and DVDs?

I'm thinking of backing up important CDs and DVDs by not simply copy-pasting the files from the CD or DVD, that's why i'd like to create ISO image files instead. What's a good app for that? It should ...
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Why is the size of a directory always 4096 bytes in unix?

I am sure a directory file has much less information than 4096 bytes. I know the sector size is 4096 bytes. But normal files smaller than that do exist. Why does Unix reserve 4096 bytes for each ...
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How to change the lockscreen background in Gnome 3 (Fedora 17)?

While seeking a solution to my login background question I realized that the lockscreen has to be configured seperately. But how? On a quick google search I only found the suggestion to replace the ...
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Synergy Linux Keyboard '@' Problem

Im using Fedora 10 with Synergy from Windows 7 When ever i use my keyboard through synergy and type @ i get the Omega Sign Any ideas, or someone had similar problems?
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How do you track which packages were installed on Fedora (Linux)?

(This question is very similar to 6338. It was suggested that it be split from it as Fedora and Ubuntu/Debian are different enough to warrant different answers.) As I use any Fedora setup I ...
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Linux: no space left on device error with 50% free space

After spending a day crushing my head on the desk I would appreciate some help. I'm running a Squid-Proxy on Fedora 14. Even if I try to touch /tmp/foo I'll receive a "no space left on device" error. ...
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Which files do I need to backup to keep my Linux user settings?

I need to accomplish a clean install after a bad graphics driver issue. Which are the files I must backup to keep all users settings in Linux? My distro is fuduntu.
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RHEL6 - disable the tiered-progress bar during boot

How do you get RHEL6 to display the "traditional" display of startup information instead of the tiered/stacked progress bar? The standard info dump is displayed during shutdown.
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In yum, what is presto?

When I do a yum install or a yum update, sometimes I get this Loaded plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit telling me that the packages are being updated. What is presto?
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How do I setup a Gnome 3.2 VPN connection (Fedora 16)

I just switched to Gnome 3 on a new laptop to try it out. Lots of things are different, but I think I can get used to them. But I'm having a real problem trying to figure out how to get the new ...
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How would I reinstall the grub-efi bootloader on Fedora Linux?

I recently installed Fedora 18 using EFI boot. Like the other current linux distributions, it sets up GRUB2 for me. I have experience with re-installing the BIOS version of GRUB when things go ...
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Fedora Dual Monitor - One Workspace Per Monitor

I recently upgraded to Fedora 11 and plugged in a second monitor for my at-home workstation. However, I'd really like to figure out a way to use each monitor as its own workspace that I can move back ...
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When spliting MP4s with ffmpeg how do I include metadata?

I have a few MP4s that i want to upload to my flickr account but they have a maximum size of 500mb as mine is only about 550 i was planing to simply split them in half then upload them, but i want to ...
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Why does Software Update and Add/Remove Software claim all packages are untrusted?

About two days ago, Software Update started asking me for me root password in order to update packages. It gives me a dialog box saying: The software is not from a trusted source. Do not update ...
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Wubi-like installer for Fedora?

Is there an application like Wubi for other Linux distributions? More specifically, I'd love to install Fedora without a dedicated partition or changing my bootloader.
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How to get app to run every 30 minutes?

I have a app that fetches some feeds, is there a way i can get it to be done every 30 minutes? (i've not installed a graphical desktop, so a terminal fix would be loveable :D)
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How can I check which ports are busy and which ports are free on my Linux machine?

Is there any command line command or any other way to find and list out the busy and free port numbers on my Linux machine?
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux based on Fedora?

According to this site, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is based on Fedora. Is this true?
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How to use Oracle VirtualBox' remote display feature?

I can't use Oracle VirtualBox remote display feature. I have host OS of Fedora 15 PAE. This OS is running Virtual Box with the same guest OS (Fedora 15). The network driver of virtual box is in ...
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How to close or (unbind?) a port left open by a rogue application?

I am using Fedora 13 64bit. My eclipse program starts a server on port 9050 but I shutdown the program, eclipse fails to properly shutdown the server. Restarting eclipse has no effect. How can I ...
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How to fix USB mouse freeze in Ubuntu 10.04 or Fedora 13?

I'm just starting out using linux and so I installed Ubuntu to a hard disk. I noticed that after 30 minutes or so, the mouse pointer would simply stop moving while the keyboard was o.k. Exact same ...
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Alternative to TrueCrypt?

TrueCrypt is distributed on a non-free license, and is therefore not included in the Fedora repos. What alternatives would you suggest?
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How to boot Fedora Live CD iso from a Hard Drive?

I tried to use Grub to boot the Fedora 14 Live CD from its ISO image (SHA256 verified) on the hard drive. I put Fedora-14-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso in the root directory of the FAT32 partition D: ...
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Getting clang to work on Fedora 15

I have installed clang via yum: yum install clang Unfortunately, even a simple "Hello World!" won't compile because it tries to use the headers of libstdc++4.6 (which I think have c++0x features ...
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How do I make Firefox remember its window size?

I usually use Firefox fully maximized, but occasionally I want to use it at a size which covers approximately half the screen. Unfortunately, when I Unmaximize the window, it shrinks to the size that ...
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Where to supply Authentication details to the Network Proxy (Central Proxy) on Fedora?

My system is running Fedora 16 and I live in a campus where we use LAN to connect to the Internet. And for this, we use an http proxy with authentication (username & password). I tried putting ...
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What are the default Window Managers in Ubuntu and Fedora?

What are the default window managers in Ubuntu (11.10) and Fedora (16)? I didn't seem to be able to find it online, and if it can be installed in CrunchBang.
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Run Windows inside a virtual machine on Linux for gaming

Since making the full time move to using Linux (Fedora) from Windows, I've found the migration fairly easy and haven't had much disruption in how I do my work. However, there are some games I like to ...
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CIFS share mount errors

I'm trying to mount a network share from a Linksys NAS200 to Fedora 16. The program I am trying to run won't accept network addresses to save to. I ran it without specifying the IP address of the ...
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Another app is currently holding the yum lock; waiting for it to exit

I'm trying to install wireshark on Fedora(latest version with gnome3) and I keep getting the above error. I keep killing the offending process after finding it's pid using "ps aux | grep yum", but ...
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Sync files between Mac, PC and Linux automatically

I have a MacBook Pro, a Windows 7 desktop, and a Fedora 13 netbook. I have been searching far and wide for an automatic solution to sync files (pictures, music, docs, etc...) between the three when ...
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Which version of Fedora, RHEL, correspond to which version of CentOS?

Which version of Fedora, RHEL, correspond to which version of CentOS?
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Making a bootable OSX USB from dmg on Linux

I have 2 machines - a MacBook Pro and a desktop running Fedora, I have a USB drive and a OSX 10.8 dmg. The MacBook won't boot into OSX unfortunately, I'm trying to make a bootable mac usb to recover ...
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How to turn my Linux netbook into WiFi AP

I'm trying find out how to make a linux (Fuduntu) netbook with two network interfaces a wireless access point and act as router and share internet connection for a WiFi tablet. one interface is ...
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How to install vim with clipboard support on Fedora?

I'm using Fedora Linux and don't have the ability to copy text from vim into the system clipboard (which I should be able to do by using the + or * register, though I'm not sure which). If I type this ...
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getting “command not found” when using source command on Fedora

I am using Fedora. When I issue: -bash-3.2$ source na-profile.conf I get: : command not found : command not found : command not found The na-profile.conf file looks like: KEYTAB=server02 export ...
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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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How can i auto-login with Fedora 15? So that it never ask it on reboot automatically logs in, as defined

In the earlier versions of Fedora there was a way to use gdmsetup for auto-login. Now in Fedora 15 I can't auto-login anymore. Anyone know how I can do this? I cannot figure out how to stop it from ...
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How can I make Grub recognise my old Linux Partition

Problem: I have two partitions. On one I have installed Fedora 9 and on my other partition I just installed Fedora 12. Now that I've installed Fedora 12 I can't get Grub to boot the old partition. ...
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Known problems with dual boot of Windows 8 and Fedora 17

Presently, I am using Windows 7 and Fedora 17 on my laptop. Both OSes work fine. I am thinking of upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 8, while keeping Fedora where it is. Keeping Fedora 17 on my system is ...
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Difference between mysql, mysql-server, mysql-client in Linux

I've installed mysql, mysql-server or mysql-client on Linux. What is the difference between them?