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Skype 4.3 uses too much bandwidth for the camera

On Skype 4.2 everything works perfectly, however when I try to video chat with 4.3, once I turn on the camera it will maximize my upstream until it chokes out everything else and eventually ...
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ATEN USB to Serial driver on Windows 8 - using Linux driver?

I'd like to use an ATEN UC232A USB to serial converter on my computer with Windows 8. I downloaded the appropriate driver which seems to work but after a while produces a blue screen because of the ...
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Distraction-free Linux distro

I think this is an OK place to ask this, but if not, please tell me where I should post it. I'm a student who is easily distracted by any notifications that come on my computer. So, I want to install ...
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Remove grep's line number output in Redhat 5.9

I havent used RH 5.9 until now. I started with 6 but we have some 5.9 servers. The syntax with 5.9 is a bit different with some things. grep for example will output a number line before the actual ...
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Get all inactive users on system with 'lastlog' on Redhat 5.9

I need a script that will basically give me the listing of usernames that have been inactive on a system for 90+ days. I use the lastlog command but it seems a bit tricky to try to grep out the time. ...
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Linux Mint 17 - Boot Up Mint Icon Becomes Purple Ubuntu Screen After Removing Packages

I just installed Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon. The first few times it booted up, the Mint icon was displayed while booting up. I then removed some applications using the Software Manager (e.g. ...
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Samba 4 smb.conf Active Directory recommendations

I am about to setup a replacement AD server using the newest Samba version (4.1.11 today). We have an old one already set up (4.0.0beta2). What I want is actually are recommendations of parameters ...
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7-zip extras for Linux

I want to pack a folder containing various resources and executables into a single self-extracting file and execute a command after that, "setup.exe" for example. I've successfully accomplished that ...
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Reduce bandwidth usage when web browsing?

If I have a 1GB tethering allowance per month. Is it possible to somehow compress the websites I visit so they use less bandwidth to reach my screen?
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text file — search via regex, bold the results in order to physically print out

i can't think off the top of my head an app which will allow me to do this. i have a document with hundreds of lines, i want to search via a regular expression and either bold or italicise the hits. ...
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smbclient mget filter by date

I want to download files from Samba server that were added or updated on current date using smbclient. How can I do it? The only variant I see, is executing ls with smbclient, parsing the output and ...
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how to solve “kernel panic - not syncing:Attempted to kill init!”

I used the command " bash -x /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit",and then I want to use "ctrl + c" to suspend it,but it didn`t work,so I just shutdown. and I start it,it had these troubles. Could you tell me what ...
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Why does file system get error repeatedly even if I fsck it over and over again (on linux)?

My system is Gentoo Linux, my file system is reiserfs. A couple days ago, I unpacked a big tarball which is more than 100MB, and is about 1.3GB and 10,000 files after unpack , then I found several ...
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Luks encrypted LVM2 Volume

I set up Kali on an old netbook. At first I kept getting the error that volume group kali could not be found. After some tinkering with manually opening the encrypted volumes from a live cd, ...
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Using FFmpeg to stream from webcam on Linux

I'm try to stream input from a webcam to an http server, using FFmpeg. I cannot seem to figure out how to do this. From v4l2, these are my options: $ ffmpeg -f v4l2 -list_formats all -i /dev/video0 ...
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LVM2 Luks Encryption

I have set up LVM2 with Luks encryption on my drive and I have an issue. When I run disk usage analyzer, it shows that total filesystem capacity is 9.9GB and 9.7GB is used. I have a 250GB hard ...
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Why can't I suspend Ubuntu 14.04 (running from USB3) anymore?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on an USB3.0 stick (Sandisk Extreme 64gb, both /root and /home are on it) as my portable development environment, mostly on an Asus N56VZ laptop. Recently, Ubuntu fails to ...
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How can I configure putty to retain the feed from nano on the screen after exiting?

When I use SecureCRT as my ssh client, and I exit a nano session, the prompt appears under the last state of the nano screen. I've gotten used to being able to refer back to content I was editing, so ...
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How To Determine Device Data Transfer Amount

Is there a way to determine the amount of data transfered to/from a device. I'm not asking about the block or sector size. I want to know the amount transferred by a read/write operation. For ...
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How to effecentily rename a file in linux CLI by inserting new characters into the existing name?

Let's say I have a long file name such as longfilename. And for the sake of brevity, let's say that "longfilename" is actually much more longer, and more complex to type. Anyway, I want to rename it ...
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apt-get/dpkg can't configure any python related packages

I recently installed Python 2.7 to /usr/local/bin. Now, any time I try to use apt-get it fails on certain python packages as follows: root@lebowski:/usr/local/bin# apt-get upgrade Reading package ...
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Is there a windows command-line alternative to unix's expect?

The bash/unix/linux tool expect can be used to automate/script console/tty programs in posix. An example is in http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4780893/ I've read there are bindings for ...
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Strange console behaviour while using smbclient

I need to get file list from samba share using smbclient (mount is not allowed for several reasons) and later download some of them; When I execute the command smbclient -U my_username ...
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Linux Bash — how to know which directory I really am in with symlinks?

suppose I have a symlink chain A -> B -> C when I type pwd, it could show me in A, B, or C depending how I get here. How do I show the physical directory address, i.e. not represented by any ...
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Mini-ITX, Nano-ITX, Pico-ITX board that provides SPDIF output? [on hold]

Currently I am running OpenELEC and XBMC on top of a Pi. This run's fine so far and I am aware of the Hifiberry project providing SPDIF modules. But I havent tested the modules yet. I am looking for ...
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Where is the software RAID information actually written?

Like title says, where is the actual information which specifies which disks are being used, what order, etc...? I noticed while installing a linux distro that it was detecting a RAID array without a ...
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How can I delete root users?

This is my passwd file: root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash m:x:0:100::/home/m:/bin/bash masoudjjgh:x:1000:100:masoudjjgh:/home/masoudjjgh:/bin/bash I try to delete user m that I am created: ...
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Using a value from a file and updating it using a Linux script:

I have an automatic build script for my build server that builds Android applications. As part of this building process, I need to increment two parameters in one of the Android application files ...
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Split & burn ISO of more than 20 gb to multiple DVDs

I have customized a CentOS distro with custom packages but now I have issues related to its distribution since its size is around 24GB! i.e.: I want to split my large ISO in multiple small ISOs so ...
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startfluxbox isn't working but sudo startfluxbox worked but logged in as root

I want to login with my current user profile. But whenever I type startx. It gaves me a Xterminal to start my fluxbox. root@Emely:~# startfluxbox Logging to /home/emely/.fluxbox/log... Loading... ...
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Alternative to usbmount

I'm using a raspberry pi and I want to automatically mount USB drives that I plug in. I know you can do that in fstab, but you always have to give the UUID. But UI want to mount any usb drive without ...
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Setting java path in bashrc and cshrc

My system java's version is 1.6, for running Eclipse I need jre 1.7. I've already downloaded and unpacked the archive of java 1.7, but I cant change the default path from /usr/bin/java to my unpacked ...
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Does linux perform a pumount on shutdown?

I'm using raspbian debian wheezy. I automatically mount USB drives using usbmount. I mount FAT usb drives with the flush option. Now I was wondering. When I shutdown my pi, does it perform the umount ...
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Linux-HA doesn't launch custom resource (ejabberd)

I took the ejabberd (14.07) init script and modified it in order to be LSB compliant. I added it to the resource.d directory and I appended its name at the end of the haresources file. By looking at ...
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mdadm one disk sometimes is missing after reboot

On a debian system my home directory is on a raid1 md array. After creation it worked fine for some time, but once the second drive disappeared from the array. # cat /proc/mdstat Personalities : ...
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How can I make my laptop mic only output the left audio track?

For some reason when my laptop (lenovo u510) records audio with both audio tracks enabled, it doesn't produce any sound. I've found that muting the right audio track solves this issue, but whenever I ...
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track and monitor package or exceuted file activity?

how to track all activity when run a executed file such as aptana studio or php storm? more explain for example many software hide they user registred information to the special file, and when ...
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Allow authorized devices only

How do I prevent any user from attaching or installing communication hardware (pci / usb / ethernet / etc.) and using it - except say eth0 which must be statically configured to use only one device ...
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What is the difference between linux teminal types VT100 (Wyse 85) and vt100 (BS erase)

When I tried to login through a linux machine through ssh, I was asked for selection of two Terminal types: VT100 (Wyse 85) and vt100 (BS erase). I searched in google, but I couldn't get the answer. ...
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No kernel messages are logged to kern.log

I am trying to configure rsyslog. Ultimately, I want to have a log file of dropped packets but I can't get rsyslog to log properly. /etc/rsyslog.conf looks like this: # /etc/rsyslog.conf ...
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bootable usb linux for macbook 2009

I have an old 2009 macbook. Ive been trying to install a linux distro on it. I formatted the drive as a mac os journaled and did the whole turn iso into disk img.dmg and the sudo dd. Still doesnt work ...
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What's the simplest way to trace a Linux mountpoint through VWware to a physical disk

I'm in a RHEL box with a number of filesystems mounted, including /dev/sda1, /dev/sdb1, and a bunch of /dev/mapper/XXX (and I have not previously encountered device mapper). I am not a sudo-er. The ...
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Linux bash iterating and Break

I have two server groups SERVERS_CA AND SERVERS_NY. I will have a array something like SERVERGROUP=(CA NY) CA and NY will have set of servers in arrays like CA=(ca126 ca546 ca 642) NY=(ny112 ny113 ...
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Script runs on Linux machine startup, retry if fails

I want to set up a script that runs after my Linux starts up, and keep retrying (at an interval, say 1 minute) if fails. How do I do so? Thanks!
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Internet connection dropping and reconnecting automatically trying to reset wireless interface

My wifi connection seems to get disconnected every few minutes and immediately reconnects seconds after. I am wondering what could be going wrong. Other people on the same network do not seem to have ...
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passing a small file (<64 bytes) over a wireless network with different OS's [on hold]

I have a little robot with a router, and i want to be able to send a small file (<64 bytes) from a windows computer to a linux os on the robot (an rpi to be exact). what would be the best way to ...
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How do I make sure that bash (not tcsh) is used in Linux?

I have a bash script where I use ssh to connect to another server and run some commands there. I found some sites that the error (Warning: no access to tty (Bad file descriptor). Thus no job control ...
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Why do StackOverflow code blocks look awful in Chrome 37?

I've just updated Google Chrome to version 37 on my Linux system. Now code blocks look like this: And text while I write this question looks like this: On the same system, the question with code ...
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Logging packets with iptables

I am not all that experienced with iptables, but I am trying to log dropped packets. From what I have read log messages created with iptables are supposed to be written to /var/log/kern.log. My issue ...
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Squid 3.4.6 Transparent proxy issues

I'm trying to implement a Transparent Squid Proxy for a wireless network where it mainly serve for mobile devices. The software I'm using is squid 3.4.6 (latest version compiled from source) in ...