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installing X11 package separately on Linux (on VMware)

I installed Linux on VMware, just for doing X-Windows programming. The installation uses Easy-install feature, might be due to which I didn't get the option to select packages during installation (as ...
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Can you use Windows 8 Boot Manager to boot Linux off a second hdd? UEFI/GPT

Looking at online sources its speculated that, for UEFI/GPT systems, this is not possible. My setup is a Windows 8.1 OS on a SSD and a 1TB SATA HDD for data/music/pictures etc. I recently wanted to ...
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Why I must install Ubuntu in EFI mode if my computer is installed in EFI mode

I'm trying to do a dual-boot system in my new Asus. It came with preinstalled Windows 8 and I want to install Ubuntu. The documentation says that if my Windows installation is in EFI mode then I need ...
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how to fix repair yum on redhat vm

I have a VM hosted on Bluehost. I am having trouble installing Xvfb with yum. Anything I try with yum ($ yum, $ yum install Xvfb, etc) gives the following error; CRITICAL:yum.cli:Config Error: Error ...
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A while or until loop, until a line with “REMOVE” content in bash. How do I do this?

I want to grep Ip addresses in a file until line with the "REMOVE" content. I tried the following thing but the script gives all IP including after "REMOVE". a="[A-Z]" cat *.txt| until [[ "$a" = ...
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Increase dynamic VDI disk size

I'm running Linux (OpenSuse) host (Oracle VirtualBox) with Win 7 guest. I configured the VM with a VDI format disk that grows dynamically as required. Windows currently has 3.5 Gb free but I need to ...
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what is the difference between /var/lib and /var/run

I am studying unix-like filesystem structure especially FHS. Anyways i know in the recent FHS /var/run is moved to /run I can't understand the difference between lib and run. Can someone elaborate ...
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Trying to mount a folder from school's network

This is what I'm told to do... mount -t smbfs -o username=USERNAME,port=9900 \ //localhost/USERNAME /YOUR_LOCAL_MOUNT_POINT I'm new to Linux so I'm sure I'm not doing this right but I can't figure ...
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Tar a very large file directly to a drive

I was running my code to download some data on the Amazon cloud. The instance that I was running had an 8GB storage that I had bought with it plus 140GB extra instance storage (sort of plugged in as a ...
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how to survey and show every single connection from Firefox?

I want to find which files or data is downloaded while loading and interacting on a specific webpage. How do I show every connection attempt from Firefox? I would like to use command line tools ...
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Add file to RAR without keeping folder structure

I'm running this command: rar u /var/www/html/Backups44.rar /var/www/html/linkreplacer/MD5Change I want to add the file "MD5Change" to the rar "Backups44" but whenever i run this it adds all the ...
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Shrew Soft VPN Client 2.2.1 + how to configure user.c file for checkpoint VPN

I download the latest VPN client - ike-2.2.1-release From https://www.shrew.net/download/ike I need to install this VPN on my linux red-hat machine – version 6.3 I read that shrew VPN ...
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using pam_mount in WLAN setting

I thought this should be a simple exercise here, but obviously I couldn't find a solution, yet. I use KDE on Ubuntu 12 LTS. I want to use libpam-mount to mount a nfs share to a directory within user's ...
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Installing Chromium on Debian Wheezy

I'm currently trying to install Chromium in Debian Wheezy. When I try sudo apt-get install chromium, I get the following error message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: chromium : ...
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How to set my special keys keycodes in linux (ctrl+right etc…)?

Most of the convenient key combinations are not working on my debian with zsh and emacs and mostly everything, unless they bind it in a configuration file (CTRL+<direction>, ...
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Debian: Unable to use mono (missing mscorlib.dll)

I've been trying over the months to use mono on Debian 7 x64 but try after try it never works. I've installed it on several different machines only to come to the same end: mono program.exe The ...
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Apache pdf page redirects with special charecters.

I need to redirect an old pdf to a new site in which the source page has %28 and %29 which means '(' and ')' respectively. I need to escape the same. How could I redirect this pdf to new site?
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Can't install Texlive on Mageia

I've just installed Mageia 4 on my laptop, and am trying to get Texlive installed. However, I can't seem to find it in the graphical package manager, even though when I search the rpm repositories, I ...
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ZFS on top of LUKS partitions

I have weird problem I cannot quite explain. I have three hard disks. One is the root disk sda, and then there are two more, namely sdb and sdc. The latter have two LUKS partitions sdb1 and sdc1 and ...
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Can't open hostname/phpmyadmin

Issue:When I try to browse to my server's hostname/phpmyadmin I get a local ISP error that "This URL was invalid." I can connect to my server's static IP and get the Apache web splash page to verify ...
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How to boot Linux with extlinux

Anyone knows how to boot Linux with extlinux? I've exhausted my google search but still unable to figure out what's the proper way to setup extlinux to boot Linux. All hits that I found talk about ...
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Why has my Battery Icon stopped updating in Linux?

I noticed something funky happening over the past week. My battery icon stopped updating. For a more specific definition, here's the expected and current behavior in detail: Expected Behavior ...
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How to install Debian GNU/Linux without Removing Windows or Formating

I want to install debian on my computer, and I already have Windows on it. Is there any way i can install Debian on a partition without removing what's in it or formatting? I can't get past the setup, ...
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Apache 2.4 don't follow all symlinks

I'm configuring my local Apache webserver after a fresh Kubuntu 14.04 install. Apache version is 2.4.7. I usually work with files located in a separated partition (/dev/sdb6 here), and create ...
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Connect 3 laptops

I am working on a problem but not able to solve it. It goes like this I have 3 laptops, laptop1 is connected to wired network , laptop2 is in having wireless connection with laptop1 , laptop3 is ...
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udev not detecting HDMI port events

I'm trying to get udev to automatically setup my second monitor when plugged in via HDMI port. The HDMI port is provided by 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core ...
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Conntrack/NAT's port mapping for a specific port breaks whenever that port's service is shutdown for too long. How can I fix this?

Linux Gentoo 3.13.6-hardened-r3 #1 SMP Sat Apr 12 09:17:25 EDT 2014 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux hardened with grsecurity and selinux with a strict policy in ...
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The system cannot find the path specified

Here is my situation. I have a Windows server box and a Linux box. On my Windows server I have Sharepoint installed and was able to access the shared directory through the Windows command line by ...
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single click or command setup for webserver on unix system

One of the product has requirement of on premise webserver. We are using LAMP stack. We have selected website for on premise use due to business constrains. We are to install this on multiple servers ...
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Booting livecd from external USB not working (no power?)

I have a usb hard drive with ubuntu 12.10 partition on it, but I can't seem to actually boot into the livecd. I can get to the grub menu, and I select "Try without installing", but then the screen ...
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Linux (Ubuntu) CIFS mount with restrictive umask

I'm trying to mount a NAS share using CIFS in Ubuntu 14.04. This is my personal share and I'd like to make sure that files are readable only by me and not by anyone else logged in. So ideally, I'd ...
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Awk - Syntax error

I am writing a bash script. setenv lineNUM `grep -n ms-listviewtable wget_list.log | awk '{print $1}' | cut -d ':' -f 1` setenv next `expr $lineNUM + 2` echo `awk '{FNR>=$lineNUM && ...
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What is a shared configuration? (Fedora)

What is a shared configuration? im using fedora 20 and attempting to run eclipse as root. i am advised against this as it will cause the "shared configuration" to no longer by in sync with the actual ...
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Interpretation of number of heads returned by fdisk

Info about HDD: $ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250058268160 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488395055 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size ...
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Why is my VirtualBox/LinuxMint ISO not prompting me for an install?

I downloaded the latest version of VBox. Then I downloaded an ISO of Linux Mint 16. I then created a VBox Linux (Other) VM and pointed it at my downloaded ISO. Then I started the VM, expecting to go ...
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OpenGL and Minecraft disagree

I have recently had issues with GNOME3 (as I have said in another question), and had to move to KDE. Now, not only does KDE freeze every few minutes, but Minecraft refuses to see OpenGL. Any ...
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htop status bars in motd

I'd like to put the htop status bars, that show the percentage of CPU usage and memory, in my MOTD, so that every time I log in I see an overview about the systems health status. Any idea how to ...
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Win XP connection shared over non-192.168.0.1 LAN

I have a ZTE MF823 3G modem connected to Windows XP Professional. It is seen by the system as local area connection with IP 192.168.0.1 and netmask 255.255.255.0. I'd like to share this connection to ...
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Windows fail , cant start computer [on hold]

I Press Alt + F4 in cmd and Mozilla FireMonky not work anymore! My pc cant start i only see message about "Windows cant find file \Windows\System32\spscsp.dll Plz help i have homework in programing ...
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Output of usbmon ( length field )?

In http://www.mjmwired.net/kernel/Documentation/usb/usbmon.txt#163 it is written that before status tag ,there is data length field ,in my output for usbmon http://pastebin.com/b6U7Je7h please ...
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Gnu/Linux learning curve, resources and frustration. Experts, please advice [on hold]

I am trying to learn GNU/linux or the unix architecture/pipeline for a computing platform. I feel like everything i try to learn has an unbearable learning curve. I wanted to switch to linux emacs ...
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How to use usbmon for knowing amount of data transferred from usb (pendrive )?

Please someone explain me in simple terms how to use usbmon to track the amount of data transferred from pendrive ?
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How to list only ordinary files on UNIX

I'd like to list only ordinary files (not directories or symlinks) using ls from GNU tools. So far I have only some hackish greps. Is there an option or better way of doing that? Edit: I need more ...
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How can you execute files mounted via sshfs?

This does not work: $ touch testfile $ chmod 777 testfile $ ls -l testfile -rwxrwxrwx 1 quinn dialout 0 Apr 18 10:15 testfile $ ./testfile -bash: ./testfile: Permission denied $ sudo ./testfile sudo: ...
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Successfully installed Ubuntu but unable to load it in the system

Process : Inserted Ubuntu Bootable Pen Drive Selected 3rd option i.e Something else Than deleted C drive (drive containing Windows)out of which I made 63GB unusable , created 15 GB ext4 - mount ...
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USB mouse gets stuck on top right corner

My USB mouse every now and then (which means pretty often :) gets stuck in the top right corner of the screen with no apparent reason. If I unplug and plug back the USB cable, then it resumes working ...
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Linux server configuration audit tool

Is there any tool that validates and checks server configuration? I need something to audit my boxes - if they are well configured and connected to our monitoring (nagios now). Thanks for any ...
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grep and search and replace in linux accepting parameters with /

I'm trying to find and replace the contents of a file using grep and sed. ```grep "#!/bin/bash" ./ | sed xargs -i 's/#!/bin/bash/#!/usr/env bash' How do I make sure that the string #!/bin/bash will ...
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Txt file contains bin characters which doesn't render properly in vim

The txt file with the content opens properly in the GUI editor (i am using sublime). But in vim, it appears like this, now i can't do the grep in this file. When i use less, it says "may be a binary ...
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Stuck at GRUB prompt after booting, how can I restore normal booting?

My machine was dual-booting with Windows XP and Fedora, then I tried to install Arch. While installation power went off. After that, booting always results in the GRUB prompt. Even when I instruct my ...