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Set resolution in vbox live iso guest

If I run live linux from iso as guest in virtualbox how can i set custom resolution since installing vbox guest additions makes no sense because it requires reboot to take effect which is not an ...
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Network Manager: username prompt

When connecting to a WPA Enterprise network in Windows, users usually get a username/password prompt (e.g. https://dirteam.com/legacy/sander/WindowsAuthPrompt_784A5337.jpg). On Linux, Network Manager ...
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Linux mint - Yellowish tint to the display

I am using Windows 10 and the screen display looks perfect. But I wanted to try few Linux OS. So when I tried Linux mint, white color looks like it has some yellowish tint. This didn't happen with ...
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How do I change the label of a raw device?

I would like to change the name of sda to Arch. How do I do that? I used e2label but it only works on filesystems and not on the raw disk. nishant@arch ~ % lsblk -o name,mountpoint,label,size,uuid ...
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QEMU with GPU pass through won't start

I'm running Ubuntu and trying to configure QEMU with a GPU pass through. I was following those guides: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-hOr44oBAI ...
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dd - how to extract a subsection of a file with 2 offsets?

I have a file that I want where the starting byte offset is 3020852 and the ending byte offset is 13973824. There's some variation of this command: dd ibs=X obs=Y skip=1 count=1 that I haven't got ...
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Have all newly created NetworkManager connections automatically connect to VPN

There's a setting in NetworkManager's UI 'Automatically connect to VPN when using this connection' that allows you to set a VPN connection that is automatically connected to when a particular ...
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Changing sh color in .bashrc

I'm trying to change the color of my shell which I connect to using Putty. When I type this export PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\[\033[01;32m\]\u@\h:\w\$ ' I get exactly what I want. ...
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git hub for version control for an entire directory

Code at bottom I am using a private repo on git hub as a version control between me and partner and I am having some difficulties in my approach. I have wrote a few bash scripts as a way of ...
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Can't access to trash?

Whenever I try to enter into Trash Bin in Nautilus when a file is in it, an error message will display: Sorry, could not display all the contents of trash:///: Operation not supported. Neither sudo or ...
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diff stop after first difference

I'd like to perform a diff on 2 files and have it cease at the first difference. I don't require that the command be done via diff, of course, but I do require that the actual command cease once the ...
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Visual bug in GDM for Arch Linux

Whenever I boot into GDM, I get this weird visual tearing of the elements on the screen. I'm able to actually log in (by pressing enter and typing in my password) but the visual elements in the login ...
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Kde custom resolution

Everything is just a tad too small on Kde plasma 5 on my 1080p laptop. Everything looks peefect when I force 1600x900 using xrandr but a logout removes this setting and kscreen does not give it as an ...
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apt-get install libphp-phpmailer not including class.phpmailer.php

I am installing PHPMailer on a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server. I ran the command apt-get install libphp-phpmailer. It installed the files under usr/share/doc/libphp-phpmailer as expected. However, it is ...
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How can I enable arbitrary users to edit files in '/opt' sub-tree?

I am user 'somebody'. I have a typical "Web blob" website ecosystem ( essentially an FS sub-tree starting at Apache's typical "htdocs" directory ). Its files are owned by 'root', and grouped to ...
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mysql wont start after moving it [on hold]

i moved my sql from /var/lib/mysql to /home/mysql and changed datadir in /etc/mysql/my.cnf and then tried to start the server and it gave me this error Note: im running Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie) ...
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CentOS 7 Terminal Timeout

This seems like this question should have already been answered, but I don't see any info on google or stackoverflow. I have a VNC server running on a CentOS 7 box where I do my development. Every ...
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An unexpected TLS packet was received setting up VSFTPD - Filezilla

I'm setting up an FTPS server under linux Ubuntu 14.04.01 i installed VSFTPD using apt-get install vsftpd then generated an openssl Key using: openssl req -x509 -nodes -days 730 -newkey rsa:2048 ...
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Linux SSD encryption with TPM

I have a ThinkPad Yoga with a TPM and I have installed a Crucial MX200 that supports Opal 2.0 encryption. I would like to know my best option for encryption in Linux. I would like to have a little ...
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External drive is extremely slow and freezing when saving files on it

I'm cloning repositories on my 5T external drive. It is extremely slow. It is not an SSD, but I feel that something is wrong somewhere. I created two partitions on it: 10k MB (~10 GB): ext4 the ...
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Linux: How does file modification time affect directory modification time and directory access time?

I would like to learn more about how file access time and file modification time related to directory access and modification times. I did read the "questions allowed here" but if there is a better ...
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Bumblebee In Linux not working (Nvidia 970M)

I'm new to Linux system here, I run Ubuntu 15.10, and have Bumblebeed and bumblebee installed. However, every time I try to run Optirum (e.g optirun firefox), this error comes up. [ 2137.822002] ...
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Node nohup process is killed on closing putty (but not on exit)

I am running my node server on a cluster by remotely connecting to the server using Putty windows interface. I am running my node process as nohup .. & so that it runs in background and does not ...
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How to connect two different OS machines using Ethernet cable for file transfer?

I have Linux Mint (Similar to Ubuntu). When we try to connect two Windows PCs through an Ethernet cable, we can directly transfer the files. But when we replace one machine with a Linux-based PC, it ...
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How to pipe output of active stream to other commands

I'm trying to pipe an active stream to another command (maybe a bash script), but it always wants to wait for the entire stream to finish before it processes the command. s.g. I can do this: tail ...
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Why does Windows not need a low latency or real time kernel

All Linux distros have problems with latency when audio recording , gaming ,etc. But the Windows kernel can be used for audio recording , gaming or anything without a delay. Why does Windows not need ...
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BIOS forcing windows 8.1, can't boot from USB to install Linux

I purchased this mini-pc, Kaser YF751A-W. The hardware is closed, and I see no screws, so I can't go unplugging drives, or changing any switches/jumpers. The manufacturer's website kasercorp.com ...
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Nautilus not working on sudo

I've got Trisquel 7 GNU/Linux distro, with GNOME 3.8.4. I'm finding impossible to create a folder in Nautilus, or drag and drop files into the Desktop, out of other options. I find this quite ...
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Shape recognition, cropping and rotation

I have a book where each page is a photographed picture (double sided). The next step is to clean up the images. Issue number one is that on quite a few pages the page is rotated a little bit right or ...
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Use Different Dropbox Account On Linux (Ubuntu)

I installed the Dropbox application / service on my Ubuntu (2015/v15.04) installation. I logged in at the time to one Dropbox account. I have another that I share, now. Ideally I could use both at ...
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Russian keyboard layout on French keyboard (debian 8.3)

I have laptop Lenovo Z51-70 with french keyboard (keys and their position, because french keyboard have little differ keys combination). To use correctly "classic" qwerty-english layout i use "mac ...
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How does dpkg know that a config file has been deleted?

I recently had an odd problem where I would install zsh (apt-get install zsh) but it would not install the config files - specifically /etc/zsh/zshenv and friends. Following some considerable time ...
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Can I setup my Linux PC to broadcast two different Wi-Fi networks using only one adapter?

I found that my OpenWrt enabled router can broadcast two Wi-Fi networks, one bridged to the WAN port and the other bridged to the LAN ports, both working. As is shown below: Screen snapshot of my ...
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How do i prevent lilo from doing a disk scan?

I have gentoo installed using root on LVM on RAID5. I made a mistake when I set up lilo but the initrd created by genkernel caught it and allowed me to type in the correct root partition. I have ...
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Boot from live usb in safe mode

I wanna install Arch Linux on some old laptop (with 500Mb RAM) and I faced a problem: after pressing Start Arch Linux system goes nowhere and nothing happens. As I guess it can't find any VGA ...
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GNU screen - open new window in working directory of current window in a named (sessionname) session?

In order to open a new screen window in the same directory as the current working directory of the screen window you are launching it from (rather than the directory you initially launched the screen ...
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Unable to detect lun in RHEL4

Unable to detect newly added lun in RHEL4 running with 2.6.9-103.ELsmp..Tried LIP protocol but that didn't helped echo "1" > /sys/class/fc_host/hostx/issue_lip Any help is appreaciated
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Remotely running an ssh session

For some work I need to do, I need to have a PuTTY session open on my laptop for a few hours at a time to let some scripts run. However, I'm often on the go and am unable to leave my laptop sitting ...
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Incremental Snapshot Style backups with rsync on NTFS

I've taken over development of an embedded Linux product which needs a reliable backup solution. Backups are to be performed without compression to an attached USB storage device formatted to NTFS. ...
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Recover text file that I deleted with “cat” command

I used cat > filename while not thinking about it, then hit ctrl + c and naturally enough the file is now empty... Is there a way to recover that file's contents?
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Install openjdk 8 on Mint 17.3

I am trying to install openjdk 8 on my Mint 17.3 It is based on Ubuntu 14.04 which does not have openjdk 8 in its repositories. Although, I was able to find a link where someone just says that it is ...
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Debian : Encrypted Raid 1 setup.

We have a Debian X64 server which has the following config. One single 512GB SSD, which has our OS and two 2.0TB HDD's which have data like attachments, etc. The two 2.0 TB drives are in RAID-1 ...
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print lines containing limited words in the second field

I have a symbol table of the form M07UP49A0870I422.wav <s> haraa keelaa <bn> </s> M07UP49A0870I423.wav <s> <horn> jau <babble> </s> ...
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Allocate more RAM to VirtualBox VM on hard disk [on hold]

I downloaded VirtualBox on MacPro running El Capitan. My VM is a 64-bit Linux Ubuntu, which I recently copied to a hard disk with 32 GB memory. I want to give the VM all 32 GB of RAM, but VirtualBox ...
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how do I change which partition the file downloads to?

So, I've been trying to install gentoo for months. I have tried over and over again. However, when I try this step: ...
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Found duplicate pv in disk scan

I have vps, i attached another hard disk, it contains the same partitions i have on my current linux, it has / and /boot and swap. i need all data on / partition. here is the output of lsblk: NAME ...
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Perl IRC Bot running on the machine

I had someone hacked into my linux machine and was running a perl code which seems to be some kind of a bot. The next day I got a call from ISP saying that there are large number of spam mails ...
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How to read raw serial data on linux?

I'm working a project for school that requires us to send data from our embedded system on a FPGA back to our host computer over serial. I have a UART instantiated in my FPGA and I have done all of ...
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rsnapshot exclude_file not working for local backup?

I've setup rsnapshot for 2 Ubuntu 14.04 servers. One is over SSH, the other is local. The configs are almost exactly the same, however the local backup seems to not honor the exclude_file. Global ...
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Cannot figure out what eats disk space, CentOS6

Here is disk free info: root@nqpc002/]# df -ha Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda2 103G 85G 13G 87% / proc 0 0 0 - /proc sysfs ...