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What could cause XP boot loop and live usb failure?

So the issue is the computer is in a boot loop, gets past the XP logo the flashes a blue screen and reboots, BIOS reboot on failure is off, but it still does this. When trying safe mode it starts to ...
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Linux Mint. Installing fonts with console (fc-cache/fc-list)

I found an interesting font on GitHub. And it even had an instullation guide. So I use fc-cache -fv and it displays processing on directory with my files: ... /home/my_profile_name/.fonts: caching, ...
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Intermediate mail server

I need to deploy a local mail server to download the messages and send the messages throught the external mail server. People will only connect to the local server, even if they are across the globe. ...
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Configure printer on WAN port

I have a network where router 1 is connected to Internet and has a network printer. Router 1 is a home router with default settings. A second router (router 2) is connected to router 1 on it's wan ...
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Install linux on server without DVD hardware

I am going to setup a linux server for out new project, I am not sure does the remote server has DVD Read/Write, but it sure has USB, how can I install linux mint into it?
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Debian - missing /by-uuid/ in boot image

We proceeded few disk operations on our server (system disk was extended for new hard drives) and unfortunately after reboot boot stuck on error: ALERT! ...
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Linux Mint 13 with Mate 1.2 - enable mouse-based window focus

related to How to enable mouse focus in Linux Mint 15 with Cinnamon The above question details how to make it so that window focus is driven by mouse position - i recently switched to a two-monitor ...
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linux - Burn bootable dvd

I try to burn a bootable dvd for linux mint mate 17.1. I tried 3 tools: Braseo (ubuntu/mint) windows disk image burner (win7) Nero (a tool for windows) Only the image burned by Nero succeed to ...
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How do i locate where a program is installed on Linux without knowing its exact executable name?

I am trying to locate where a program's executable file is located from the command line. Is there any way to do that without knowing the executable's exact name? Ive tried whereis "program name" ...
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Can not type in tilde and open curly brace in linux terminal

I cannot type a tilde ~ or an open curly brace { within Linux. But a closing curly brace } does work. I assume some special key handling is activated despite Ubuntu's Universal Access being ...
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None of USB ports are working on Windows and Linux

None of the USB ports work anymore on my Acer Aspire E1-571G laptop which is running both Windows 7 and Fedora 21. It can’t detect anything. For example flash memories, USB mouse, my Android phone ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 not working in dual monitor mode

I’m having problems getting my dual monitor setup working in my Linux Mint 17.1 setup. There is a display app under the system menu and when I run it, it says I have two monitors (it even knows the ...
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Can a Linux OS be installed on a Windows 8.1 tablet and co-exist with Windows 8.1?

Something like what desktop machine called 'Dual-boot', so can linux os (e.g. Ubuntu or Mozillux) can be installed in a Windows 8.1 tablet and co-exist with it and allow me to 'dual-boot' either one ...
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Mount shares as regular user? [Mint 17.1]

All the shares fstab tries to mount show up in the navigation panel in Nemo for me. If for whatever reason a share didn't get mounted at startup, clicking on it tries to mount it for me. Except that ...
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smbclient - keep copying after NT_STATUS_SHARING_VIOLATION

I have a directory of files that need to be copied every night as a backup. I am using 'smbclient' to backup the files to linux machine but I am seeing an issue where if a file is locked the entire ...
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Bash - Parsing XML output of nmap

I am trying to write a bash script that will take port id I retrieve from an nmap command, and then use those ports to send a file using netcat. So I got some basic knowledge using this link, How can ...
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Boot from a windows 7 harddrive on a linux first laptop?

I have a windows 7 hardrive from my old laptop that died. I use Ubuntu exclusively on my new computer so I never had a need to dual boot. Now, there's some info on the old drive that I want to ...
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What should I use to access NFS from console without mounting it?

Network file access | Console program | mounting option ------------------------------------------------------------ HTTP | wget / curl | httpfs FTP | ...
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Script stops when user is changed

I am trying to create a script that logs as a different user to create a database backup. So far I have encountered a few problems, such as having to input sudo password, or not being able to bypass ...
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How get reach of Grub at Debian and going to desktop environment?

Recently I installed Debian Distro of Linux as a 2nd operating system, When I chose the Debian operating system during boot, a command prompt (like to Terminal at Ubuntu) starts with message "Welcome ...
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Note: further occurrences of Parameter errors will be logged at DEBUG level Apache tomcat, How do I keep getting these?

I'm running tomcat 6, and I get a warning ONCE, follow with that note, Note: further occurrences of Parameter errors will be logged at DEBUG level, But they aren't logged anywhere, or at least I ...
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Raspbian - Brother DCP195c Printer with CUPS, insecure permissions

Hello I already read the thread: Debian ARM and Brother DCP195C with CUPS And did the steps exactly as they were described. But the error message I am getting is completly different: Idle - "File ...
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Gentoo can't boot on GRUB2

Gentoo is on /dev/sda4 and /dev/sda3 is /boot,/boot/kernel-genkernel-x86-3.18.7-gentoo and /boot/initramfs-genkernel-x86-3.18.7-gentoo both are genkernel-built,but GRUB says:could not find the root ...
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CentOS6 Backup fails; “permission denied”

I am currently trying to do a backup of a server and am getting an error message when running my script. The script runs correctly on certain directories, but for the directory I am attempting to use ...
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Ssh chronos@localhost without ALWAYS having developer mode on

I have an older samsung chromebook that I use for schoolwork, and I like having access to its root, but the problem is that my roommates also use the chromebook and do not know how to get around the ...
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Error: EMFILE, too many open files - Solution?

I'm getting this error, my server has a lot of visitor now. My Vps is 4 Gb ram with 4 Cpu. Should I move to bigger server for solution? Because ulimit -n 10000 not working.
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Is my system rebooting cleanly by itself? Interpreting output of the 'last -x' command

My Ubuntu 12.04 sometimes reboots by itself, and I'm trying to debug what is causing it. I can't seem to find anything relevant in the logs, so this indicates it might be a hardware issue. However, ...
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Linux command get unused port

I'm looking for a command or script which returns an unused port on my ubuntu linux system. I have look on internet and the only thing I find is about the used/Listen port with the nestat command. ...
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Change font in terminal on remote connection in Konsole

Is it possible to set Konsole terminal to change font color on remote connection? For example, depending on computer's name?
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Nginx puts its logs to my terminal(stdout), how to stop it?

My laptop is Archlinux, with Nginx 1.6.2 installed. I've never touched Nginx's log configuration, but out of blue, when I try to access the local website, the logs will be printed to the opening ...
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What is my CPU speed?

I need the CPU speed of my KVM host. When I am using dmidecode, the result is the following : sudo dmidecode | egrep "Max Speed|Current Speed" Max Speed: 3100 MHz Current Speed: 3100 ...
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show “effect” of nmcli r wifi off as airplane mode in KNetworkManager GUI (plane checkbox ticked)

my ultimate aim is to put a shortcut on my keyboard which enables/disables the airplane mode of my wifi. I spent a couple of hours to figure out how to realize this by an nmcli command which does not ...
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OSX: Snort: ERROR: /etc/snort/../rules/local.rules(0) Unable to open rules file “/etc/snort/../rules/local.rules”: No such file or directory

I'm trying to setup and run Snort IDS on mac using this kinda tutorial: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3370709?start=0&tstart=0 OSX Yosemite (10.10.2); PostgreSQL 9.4.1 (installed with ...
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Assistance remembering the name of a Linux “strace”-based tool for file paths mocking

Once surfing the Internet I’ve seen a home page for a Linux tool which claims it can employ Linux systrace interface to execute other programs with manipulated paths. Something like that: $ ...
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oxps to pdf or image - Linux

I've been trying to solve the problem of converting an .oxps file to .pdf or other file format. Any solutions for Linux out there? I've been searching around and cannot come up with much thus far. ...
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What does the output of 'ss -s' mean?

I have a problem understanding the output of the Linux ss (socket statistics) command. I can not understand the meaning of the output of ss -s For example: [root@dls2304-1 ~]# ss -s Total: 973 ...
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Interpret libgcrypt `make check` results?

I downloaded the 5 components required for Gcrypt, and built all of them with the following configure: ./configure --enable-static --prefix=/usr/local --with-sysroot=/usr/local All the components ...
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The “gmon.out” file is at everywhere

Every time I run a program, or exit a shell. There will be a "gmon.out" file generated at the working directory. How to stop this behavior?
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locales broken on Beaglebone Black running Debian

So this all started when I wanted to install my custom daemon on my Beaglebone Black running Debian using update-rc.d mydaemon defaults 97 like I've done many times during it's development on my Mint ...
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Xubuntu system broken after copying files

I was trying to copy files from one directory to another while keeping permissions for the files. The files in question where part of a rootfs built for armhf as I was trying to get 14.04 to run on my ...
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How to detect binary compatibility with the SSE4 instruction set?

I have bunch of binaries built for the SSE4 (Streaming SIMD Extensions 4) instruction set. I’d like to run them on a processor that has no support for the instruction set. It is natural that I get the ...
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how does ping -W work

I want to try to use ping to detect if a server goes down. So the idea was to have something ping forever, and then if ping ever timed out( -W flag) it would return and I'd be able to detect it. But ...
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Unable to type in Putty after a few minutes of inactivity?

For some reason I am unable to type in Putty when connecting to a remote CentOS server, after a few minutes of inactivity. It appears the prompt is disabled and can't be clicked or typed on. I ...
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Executing Minecraft Server Commands via SSH and Screen

I'm extremely new to linux, so please help me out if you can! I have read many of the posts about managing/monitoring servers using SSH and Screen, but have not found anything regarding my particular ...
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Download multiple branches to the same directory using repo

repo is a python script that manages cyanogenmod source code download. to download cm-10.1 branch, repo command is, cd ~/cm-10.1 repo init -u https://github.com/CyanogenMod/android.git -b ...
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Dns server for specific domain

Is there a way to define a dns server for a specific domain? I'm setting up a develop machine with an amp stack and i want to redirect all urls with a specific domain (i.e. project.dev) to 127.0.0.1. ...
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Network Security - Potential issue [on hold]

I have to send a program over to China which accesses a server inside our network. This program updates SQL records and stores large amounts of data on the status of products beings tested, on this ...
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Autofs doesn't mount at startup

I am trying to use autofs. What I want from autofs is to automatically mount my hard drive that is attached to the USB port. That is for the times when I reboot the machine, or disconnect and ...
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LIVE USB has error Grub Rescue

my issue is NOT ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on HDD. my issue is live usb getting error on boot "no such device: ..... grub Rescue > " i know people say just format and remake whole live usb again. i ...
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Unable to get the Full screen in KVM

I installed CentOS 6.4 in KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine), My base machine is Scientific Linux 6.4. I am unable to get the full screen in KVM, In virt-manager if I select full screen also both ...