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hamachi on a VPS host

I am on a mesh network and recently installed hamachi linux on a VPS host (inmotionhosting). The program installed fine and I am able to join the network and see the hamachi client list. However, ...
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How do I go about geting synergy 100% operational with error in build process

During the install process I get the following snippet of an error When I get to the part about cryptopp: Scanning dependencies of target cryptopp [ 19%] Building CXX object ...
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How to reduce file size in swf files?

Hi all I'm trying to reduce the file size in a swf file that is 17 MB in Ubuntu 14.10. I tried using swftools and avconv. When I did swfcombine -dz file.swf -o file_new.swf, swftools only managed to ...
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Is there a limit to how many “../” back-directory references you can make?

I've never noticed this before (and I've been using Linux as a primary OS since 2008). Is there a limit to how many back-directory references you can make with ../? Why> I moved a file only for it to ...
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Dolby Digital 5.1 on Linux Mint for ASTRO A40 Headset

I've been having an issue with setting up surround sound for my headset on Linux. Currently, I'm able to receive sound from my computer without Dolby Digital. I'll try to be as specific as possible: ...
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using xdotool with acroread on Linux

I'm using Acrobat Reader (v9 for Linux) as an external viewer from an editor for a generated PDF file. Since the file is often regenerated, I programmed a function key in the editor to call a shell ...
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Connecting to a linux server running on a VM on windows [on hold]

I have a linux VM running on windows, and I need to ssh into that VM from a different machine running linux. What is the most straightforward way of setting this up/doing this? Thank you!
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sftp an entire directory to a remote machine?

Note: using scp or other tools is off the table due to vendor requirements. I have been set up with a private key to be able to upload numerous files to a vendor's server. Let's say I have all of my ...
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Kinivo WID340 Ubuntu Driver install

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and recently purchased this wifi extender. I'm attempting to install the drivers as instructed in the manual: http://downloads.kinivo.com/product/manual/WID340_English.pdf . I ...
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How to say the kernel to prefer self built kernel module from extra folder?

I am on Debian 8 with 3.16.0-4-amd64 kernel. It delivers already a driver for some hardware and I want to replace it with my self built module. The files are correctly installed in the extra folder: ...
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How do I insert a string between two other strings containing special characters?

I am writing a script to insert the correct satellite url to /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date I was trying to add this command to the script: sed -i 's/https//.*XMLRPC///https servername.com XMLRPC/g' ...
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Use IMAP and fetchmail to download messages not seen locally

I have my email stored on a server and I read it from a couple of devices (usually either my smartphone or laptop). I often view messages on my phone but want to respond on my laptop if a longer ...
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gvfsd-trash's way of clearing the trash

One of the way that make the laptop reach for its limits is when its clearing up the trash in a gnome based DE with nautilus based FM. With the trash has about a plethora of files (for example, a copy ...
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linux: best place to install software that will play nice inside and outside docker?

In Linux systems, what is the best place to install your own software that will play nice both inside and outside docker containers? For example, if one wants to install a piece of software called: ...
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debian Xorg keymap refuses to use left alt as level 3 modifier, and resets layout on startx

so, I have a base debian install and installed Xorg and awesome on it. I've been trying to get my keyboard (macbook 2,1) to work properly for a couple of days now. Initially, I had used ...
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Dolphin/Konqueror wrong file type recognition

In Dolphin/Konqueror files that are supposed to have "unknown" file type have "Microsoft Help Attribute Definition File" as their type. This also affect files without extension with special symbols ...
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mounted filesystem without journal. Opts: (null) while mounting ext4 fs

I am using Beaglebone black with NFS, I have formatted internal eMMC with ext4 filesystem, when i mount the file system using following command message popups telling filesystem is mounted without ...
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How to use i3 window manager in fedora with gnome

I installed i3 and have its config file ~/.i3/config ready. When I execute i3 command, it says, ERROR: Another window manager seems to be running (X error 10). I found this article. I don't know ...
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Initial MySQL 5.7 installation on RHEL Instance Fails to Start

I did a standard MySQL install with Chef on an AMI on AWS. Here's the recipe: mysql_service 'default' do bind_address '0.0.0.0' port '3306' version '5.7' initial_root_password 'hunter2' ...
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How to “install” Fedora / Opensuse on USB Drive

I want to install dedicated(no live CD) Fedora / Opensuse on USB key. I have a sony micro vault click(32 GB) usb drive. The previous answer is not working fine for me (trouble installing Fedora 21 on ...
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How do I change the document root for lighttpd?

I am trying to change my lighttpd configuration as follows: I have a 500GB ext4 formatted hard disk attached to my server via USB. I would like to either a) Change my lighttpd server's document root ...
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Linux command line/app to compare sets of folders against one another

I have many photos organised in folders. I also have an "Uncategorised" folder for photos before they are organised. I've found that many (but not all) photos in Uncategorised have now been organised ...
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How to get different prompt look for root and regular user

My .bash_profile has different styles of prompt for regular user and root but in order it to work the .bash_profile should be reloaded every time I switch users. How can I achieve this? Can I make ...
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Manually compiled TigerVNC throws syntax error on Raspberry Pi

I want to set up TigerVNC (because it have XRandR support), on my Raspberry Pi B+. So I've downloaded sources from TigerVNC Github repo and compiled directly on Raspberry using CMake. It compiled ...
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Cannot load tp_smapi module on thinkpad x60

I have an old thinkpad x60 running debian. Recently, I brought a new battery, to check the stats(manufacture-data, first use etc ..) I installed a common program called tlp on the machine. But It ...
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IP config of a private network with a vagrant VM

I am following this installation document of a mapserver stack (on my Ubuntu Trusty 64): https://media.readthedocs.org/pdf/nodeshot/latest/nodeshot.pdf I am pretty bad at network/ip-settings. The ...
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Using directory as initrd in QEMU

Is there a way to use a directory as initrd when booting QEMU? I know how to use the -kernel and -initrd flags for QEMU to boot a kernel and initrd without needing to first create a bootable device ...
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find /data/oozie-admi/ -type d -ctime +1 | xargs rm -rf [0] command deleted /data/oozie-admi/ folder

/data/oozie-admi/ folder contains multiple directories. This command find /data/oozie-admi/ -type d -ctime +1 | xargs rm -rf [0] deleted /data/oozie-admi/ folder . Need to find out scenarios in ...
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How to remove directory flag?

I have a .trp video container witch is shown as a directory. Is there a quick way to remove the directory bit from the inode, so the folder is shown as a file? (Not sure if this solves my problem but ...
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Alcatel 918D kernel (Frame buffer console) compilation error

Hi i've been trying to compile the Alcatel 918D kernel with the framebuffer console driver, but I get this error. Can anyone help, Originally the procedure I followed was for a Samsung mobile which ...
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How to install u-torrent from a tar.gz on Kali Linux?

I am trying to install u-torrent, from utserver.tar.gz file. I have used the commands: root@kali:~# cd ~/Desktop root@kali:~/Desktop# ls [kickass.so]easy.recovery.essentials.pro.win.8.7.xp.torrent ...
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Formatting hard drive works on windows, not on linux

Alright this is driving me crazy. About a month ago I finally migrated to Linux almost exclusively (I only use windows for gaming these days) and so decided to migrate my data storage as well. I ...
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Windows 8: Drive partition is missing

wanted to run 2 operating systems on the same laptop so downloaded manjaro ( I have windows 8). When i opened 'Gparted' (after booting manjaro) in order to partition my disk i got the message ...
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Can't get Windows 8.1 to appear in loader list in GRUB

I have a Dell laptop with Win 8.1 preinstalled and wanted to dual boot to Linux. So I partitioned off 100gb of the main and only hard drive and installed Kali Linux (Debian 7). It asked if I wanted to ...
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Apache2 server won't restart after replacing server.crt with server.crt from ca

I'm trying to enable ssl (tls?) I ran into these errors and I have these questions. Why did apache not restart? And how do I get it to restart? Replacing restart with start does not work. Could ...
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Mercurial commands take more than 20 seconds when run as root-user

when I call any mercurial command (hg init, hg status, hg manifest, hg add, etc) as root user, the commands take more than 20 seconds to complete: # time hg init real 0m25.226s user 0m0.156s ...
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Sample cron job run but gave errors

I have sample script that backup my site. www folder and database. When is running It's get this error tar: unrecognized option `--transform' Try `tar --help' or `tar --usage' for more information. ...
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How to collapse all trees in htop?

I would like to be able to collapse all the trees in the default view of htop. Is there a way to achieve that at once, instead of selecting every tree and hitting F6?
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Backtrack 5 R3 not detects laptop in build Wi-fi card

I installed Backtrack 5 R3 in to my laptop and after perform airmon-ng command in the terminal it shows nothing. So can anyone tell me how to configure my Wi-fi to the backtrack Thanks &Regards
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How to edit options logged out in Skype for Linux?

I need to edit my Skype preferences without logging in, but I don't see "Options" in any menu. What to do? In my case, I have to edit proxy settings to be able to connect to Skype. There is no ...
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Sudo usermod -a -G is totally ineffective

Really simple, I run the following in Ubuntu 14.04 Server, logged in as max: sudo usermod -a -G www-data max When I run groups as max after doing so, www-data is not in the output set of groups. ...
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How to set DNS entry with no domain in local network?

I would like to refer local network computers with short DNS names, without full multilevel path. What is required for it? Probably I need to know terminology or something. I wish to configure both ...
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SELinux Error with chcat “Requires at least one category”

I have been trying to figure out what's wrong with my chcat syntax. I keep running into this issue: root@dangerzone:~# chcat -l -- +SystemLow,+SystemHigh john /usr/bin/chcat: Requires at least one ...
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Linux returns “No space left on device” while copying data to a non-full USB flash drive

I'm trying to copy a file to a USB flash drive. The drive does not have a write-protect switch. df gives the following: $ df -h . Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sde1 ...
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How to use Continuously (-c) with grep on netstat?

How can I use netstat -c option with grep without repeating the info? Example: sudo netstat -tapc (works fine) I want to do the same but only for the http lines: sudo netstat -tapc | grep http ...
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How to compile an ISO with a kernel patch for another computer?

I recently bought an HP Stream, which is a neat, cheap laptop that I intended to install Xubuntu on. Unfortunately, I have been running into problems due to its eMMC drive. I found it seems to be ...
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In Linux, how can I determine the power consumption of my HDD?

Is there a way to determine how much power my HDD(s) are using? I'm running typical (oldish) desktop with an 848P chipset and Debian GNU/Linux 7.6 (Wheezy).
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Ubuntu fails to install cuda toolkit

I want to install cuda toolkit on ubuntu 14.04, so I downloaded cuda-repo.deb from nVidia site and then ran: sudo dpkg -i cuda-repo-ubuntu1404_6.5-14_amd64.deb But it fails. There are no error ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 can't start Unity after upgrade

Last night I ran a apt-get update/upgrade which installed several packages. This morning however, I am unable to log in...as soon as I entered my password I see just wallpaper. I've tried: ...
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files different on removable hard drive in linux

I'm having a problem with my external hard drive when using it on my linux system. I am running ubuntu with kde, and I have a 1tb hard drive (formatted in ntfs, I think). I was working perfectly when ...