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System went read-only suddenly

My web server ( Linux , Debian Wheezy ) have suddenly went read-only , mysql have crashed ( but apache didn't ) - giving errors when pressing ( tab ) to complete file name as: bash: cannot create ...
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How do i attach running lftp process

so i have lftp process running for days at a time on a centos machine. I read the lftp man pages and discovered the attach command. However when i call it with the respective process id from the lftp ...
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Docker container doesn't write in amazon EBS volume

In amazon EC2-instance (Amazon Linux AMI 2015.03.0 x86_64 HVM) I mounted EBS volume to /data directory. Now, I have a docker container that I (sudo) run with -v /data:/data. This container creates ...
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How can I run DirectX games on Linux?

I've tried using this tutorial on getting it working but when it tells me to enter a list of dll's from here but I only get a missing page. If I could either have that list or another completely ...
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Which tools can perform cross platform external disk encryption?

With TrueCrypt headed out the door, which cross platform tools can one use to transparently encrypt a partition on an external disk? Personally I'm looking for both OS X and Linux support though I ...
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GRUB Bootloader not loading

I had 2 partitions Partition 1 - Ubuntu Partition 2 - Empty So I installed Windows 8 on 'Partition 2' and now I can't load the Ubuntu OS as it directly loads Windows. How do I get back the Grub ...
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UDP traceroute delay?

We are seeing timeout packages when running traceroute command between two Linux systems on a private network. However, we do not see such symptoms using TCP or ICMP over traceroute. This is a private ...
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GCC internal compiler error (segmentation fault in cc1plus) under multiple distributions

I'm trying to compile a software and every time I get this error: c++: internal compiler error: Segmentation fault (program cc1plus) Please submit a full bug report, with preprocessed source if ...
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Laggy SSH sessions on local network

I have two machines: Windows 7 connected by ethernet to a router NixOS laptop, connected wirelessly to same router My issue is that sshing from Windows to NixOS is extremely laggy. If I ping NixOS ...
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Implementing multiple PCs in one work station

is there a way to use to multiple PCs as a single workstation? My current setup is a laptop+dock+dual monitors running Win7pro, a Desktop running Vista Business (which has its own keyboard, monitor ...
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How to get headset plugged by default in pulseaudio

Whenever I plug my usb headset pulseaudio, detected as "unplugged", it's not a critical issue, but it's annoying have to enable by hand. So how can I make for headset automatically is detected ...
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Add disk to (and increase size of) bitnami owncloud storage

I am using bitnami owncloud in a virtualbox environment and the installation is on a 2 TB disk. I would like to add another disk (1 TB) and have the actual storage of owncloud files on the secondary ...
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Insert sound into an mp3 track

I'm looking for a way to insert a custom sound at a given second into an MP3 track. I'd like to be able to do this without GUI tools so I can invoke it from a bash script, and I'd like this sound to ...
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No Southbridge IOAPIC fedora 21 workstation live USB

I get the follow errors when I try to boot with a Fedora workstation 21 live USB on my computer: [ 0.175275] [Firmware Bug]: AMD-Vi: IOAPIC[7] not in IVRS table [ 0.175279] [Firmware Bug]: ...
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Window manager e17 starts at different resolution

I have installed Bodhi 2.4 on an old system. After the installation the resolution was automatically set to 800x600. I used xrandr -s 1024x768 to change the resolution. But now the window manager ...
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Force remove package with dpkg despite errors

I think this is Ubuntu Vivid specific as none of the existing solutions helps: Can I get dpkg to ignore an error returned from a post-installation script? Unable to remove package on Debian 7 All ...
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Ubuntu Vivid, Missing vmlinuz from /boot

This might be an Ubuntu Vivid specific question as I haven't meet it before. In my new Ubuntu Vivid, the VmLinuz Boot Image /boot/vmlinuz* is not found and I can't generate it. Answer from ...
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File Allocation for VM

I'm running Kali Linux as a virtual machine inside Oracle's Virtualbox. I've allocated 40GB of hard drive space, file type: VirtualBox Disk Image; Dynamicallly Allocated. On the VM it is showing the ...
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Editing .conf files

My question is this: How do you know how to edit a .conf file? I recently had to edit Apache server configuration files and would have been completely lost had it not been for Google. How do you know ...
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Put VPN at the bottom of ip route in linux

Ok so here is my ip route before I connect to my VPN default via 10.0.1.1 dev em1 10.0.1.0/24 dev em1 proto kernel scope link src 10.0.1.254 10.0.1.0/24 dev em2 proto kernel scope link src ...
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Private ip dhcp for pxe boot

Sorry this might be a stupid question as I don't know the exact term to google. But this question has been in my mind for a while. Let's assume machine A is the isc-dhcpd server with two interface. ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Shutting Down on Lockscreen When Idle

I have a clean install of Ubuntu 14.10 on an HP z440 workstation. I have the problem that when I lock the computer and leave for at least an hour the machine shuts off. I have to restart the ...
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Ubuntu Upgrade Fail, Can not install/remove/purge USB Device are not detected too

I recently Upgraded my Ubuntu 12.02 to 14.10 and now I can not remove or install or even any USB Devices are also not detected. I get following error on install/remove I tried adding new user and see, ...
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Does only BIOS define how F1-12 and media keys behave?

I use a Lenovo ThinkPad E430 laptop running linux mint. By default the media keys work without the Fn key and the F1-12 work like Fn+F1-12. I inverted them in BIOS, so I don't have to press the Fn ...
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Remote control PC with email or message system [on hold]

I currently control my server via SSH from my phone. There are times when the internet connection is sporadic or troublesome, or sometimes I have less urgent query and don't want to go the whole hog ...
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Setting Environment Variables on Mac OS X

I'm new to using Mac OS X. From my understanding, it uses Linux under the covers. I have a need to add an environment variable. Currently, whenever I start a terminal window, I've been executing ...
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Installing Red Hat based OS on mbr disk

I currently have installed Windows XP and Linux Mint 17 on my laptop. My disk is MBR type because of Windows XP. I have installed linux mint without any problems, but now I am trying to install Red ...
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Java Swing apps steal/don't release focus in KDE

Kubuntu 14.04 (64bit) with KDE 4.13.3, Java Oracle 1.7.0_80-b15 This problem first occured in 12.04 and persists. Java version does not affect the behaviour, i.e. the same happens with 1.6 to 1.8. ...
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Getting Bluetooth to work in Arch Linux

I recently installed BBQLinux on USB flash drive. The wireless is working fine, but I can't figure out how to get bluetooth to work to connect my keyboard. Here is the list of modules loaded: ...
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Installing Linux on a Windows Dell XPS 13

I can buy from a retailer with employee discount. This means that I can get a Dell XPS 13 with Windows for considerably less money than the Dell XPS 13 developer edition from Dell directly. I would ...
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Merge two partition without gparted on Centos 6.*

I have been trying to merge two partitions on my centos 6 virtual machine. I have only command line access to this machine. My system look like this: [x@x-y ~]$lsblk NAME ...
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ldd with 32-bit binaries on 64-bit system - runs but won't report

My linkers are in /lib{32,64}/ld-2.20.so, with symbolic links at /lib32/ld-linux.so.2 and /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (to the appropriate ld-2.20.sos) When I attempt to execute a 32 bit binary, ...
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Visual Studio Code on Linux 32-bits

So, Microsoft launched the Visual Studio Code versions for Linux and Mac too (which is awesome for orders of magnitude) but de documentation is a little poor. I downloaded the Linux version (which is ...
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chainloader and efi boot partitions

My recent attempt to install a multi-booting system onto my twin disk rig failed, though I had successfully installed Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Peppermint on disk 1, updating grub afterwards. When I ...
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Looking for shortcut key for Linux terminal

I opened a program via linux terminal, and after some search in Google I find out that I can close the program by Ctrl+C. If I what to run the program but at the same time have new line in the command ...
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download file via http only if changed since last update

I need to download a file from a HTTP server, but only if it changed since the last time I downloaded it (e.g. via the If-Modified-Since header). I also need to use a custom name for the file on my ...
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Why I have /dev/ttyS* on Linux when my laptop have no serial/RS232/COM1 port?

I am running Debian Wheezy and my laptop does not have serial port. Why I have /dev/ttyS* and what will happen when I try to read/write to them? My config: └──> ll /dev/ttyS* crw-rw---T 1 root ...
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crypto kernel module not avialable on linux 3.18.11 on Raspberry Pi 2

I'm trying to use dm-crypt on my Raspberry Pi 2 with Raspbian (debian) to open a trueCrypt volume, but i get Required kernel crypto interface not available. Ensure you have algif_skcipher kernel ...
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xterm: Can't execvp ulimit

I setup my suse to work with xterm so it could pop up gdb when my tests crash. The test launching .exe file runs the specified test and opens up gdb when crash occurs. This works just fine. There is a ...
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How to mount this LVM volume?

I was trying to follow this article, but it looks like I failed: # fdisk -l Disk /dev/vda: 171.8 GB, 171798691840 bytes 16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 332881 cylinders, total 335544320 sectors Units = ...
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Ubuntu Plesk SSH issues (permitRootLogin)

I got a new Ubuntu 14.04 server with unlimited Plesk delivered and working. If I try to migrate the old server through Plesk's Migration Manager it reports the following issues: rsync execution ...
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Can't increase ulimit in Centos 6.6 - never persists

I'm trying to increase the nofiles limit in my Centos 6.6 system. My user is 'hchiu', and this is what I appended to my /etc/security/limits.conf: * hard nofile 128000 * soft nofile 128000 I've ...
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ls and date showing different file dates

touching a file and showing 'date' show different hours and minutes, off by 7 hours and 7 minutes or something like that. What clock do I need to update? [root@dev3-mirth02 mirth]# date Thu Apr 30 ...
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Is there a Linux style clipboard available for Windows?

I like being able to highlight text and paste it with the middle mouse button while still having the actual clipboard available through cntrl+c and cntrl+v. This way I can have 2 pieces of text ...
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What is the best policy for running GUI programs from CLI to silence non-error messages?

When, on Linux, running graphical programs (such as Sublime Text for example) from the Terminal, the program runs fine but logs on the console messages that are not exactly failures, nor useful log ...
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converting .VDI to .VHD CentOS will not boot

I have a CentOS vm created in VirtualBox. I need to convert it to VHD to use on my hyper-V server. I used the vbox manage tool and the conversion went fine. When i try to boot it up with Hyper-V it ...
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how to install autotest on linux?

I'm looking at the autotest software suite found here: https://github.com/autotest/autotest I follow the instructions in the documentation here: ...
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Conveniently SSH to internal hosts?

I recently discovered that with ~/.ssh/config, I can save a lot of keystrokes and automate long command lines, specifying a lot of per-host defaults. Now that I noticed how powerful the tool can be, I ...
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Linux partitioning with SSD and HDD

I bought a SSD to re-install Linux Mint on it and use my old HDD to store my personnal data...This way my computer might run faster. I will to partition the disks as follow. / on SSD /home on HDD ...
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cron job to run for last few days of month (possibly into next)

I'm trying to setup a cron job that will run from the 29th, for 4 days each quarter (Jan/Apr/Jul/Oct). I've setup the following… */10 6-17 29-31 1,4,7,10 1-5 php script.php */10 6-17 1 5 1-5 php ...