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Samsung Chromebook series 3 sudo password

I cannot for the life of me find the sudo password for my chromebook. I have it in dev mode on Chrome OS 41. I want to install Arch Linux ARM onto an SD card but the instructions here ...
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What are the pros and cons of encrypt my home folder?

I have install and reinstall Linux for a quite of time, I have always noticed one option shown that give me the choice to encrypt my home folder under the log-in automatically option, why is such a ...
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Deleting large amounts of files via FTP or SSH

Scenario: I have 3 folders on my remote server with a bit less than 2 billion files each and I need to delete them all. I tried to do this via FTP but deleting all files one by one would take more ...
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SSH ignore global config

I want SSH to ignore the global configuration file in a shared user environment where I do not have control over system-wide configuration since there are settings which conflict with my expected use ...
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How to copy 700K .jpgs from linux to windows?

I have 700K+ .jpg files on my linux server in a two-level structure, with 6000+ directories at level 1 and the individual .jpg files distributed amongst those directories on level 2. These files take ...
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Nagios configuration to monitorize virtual machine using Hyper-V with NAT

I will start by thank you very much for any help that i may possible have from any of you. I have a centos box that have nagios installed. I'm able to monitor several servers so far but I’m stuck in ...
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Apache OpenMeetings Am I installing correctly?

I orginally tried stackoverflow, but nothing happened over there, so I am trying over here, thinking that this is the place for it. Ok I downloaded the files, uploaded them via sftp, and ran red5.sh. ...
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unable to manually change hdmi resolution when using a tv as a monitor

Recently i hooked up an old tv for use in my home studio. It is a 32" JVC LCD screen...pretty old: http://www.cnet.com/products/jvc-lt-32g80su-32-lcd-tv/specs/ What I want to do is to connect this TV ...
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Hybrd AMD/Intel graphics & Linux - any improvement?

About 1.5 years ago I got a new laptop and decided to install Linux on it as my sole OS for things like work and casual gaming. The laptop I have features a hybrid AMD/Intel graphics setup which I ...
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Make Wine run its applications as user profile, not Administrator

For a very specific case, I need to install PostgreSQL under Wine to run a Windows application that packs it's own installation of PostgreSQL even if PostgreSQL is already installed, for security ...
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How can I allow users to write an image to a SD Card via dd?

With dd if=myimage of=/dev/sdb root can write an image to an SD card. How can I allow users to do this?
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ImportError: liblapack.so.3gf: cannot open shared object file: Input/output error

I am importing numpy into python on Ubuntu 12.04 using a PCDuino3. For some odd reason, several of my links in the /etc/alternatives/ go bad after running my code. When I type ls -l in ...
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How to duplicate one virtual desktop to second monitor?

I use 2 virtual desktops, sometimes I need to show my broswer to another people, periodically for a short time. I have 2 monitors, one a can rotate 180 degrees, but I can't see on it anymore. So i ...
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Which files and settings are getting Affected , when ugrading vsftpd [ CentOS 6.5 ]

my server is Cent-OS 6.5 , in Cent-OS 6.5 the default vsftpd version is 2.2 , but versions lower than 2.3.4 has a DOS vulnerability in the vsf_filename_passes_filter function in ls.c. So i am going ...
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How do I reach devices on a DIY wireless access point? (different subnet)

The wireless component of my router started suddenly flaking and dropping connections, so I improvised a WAP from an old netbook, wired to this router. I'm very ignorant about networking so I'm sure ...
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In Linux copy file and overwrite only if target is older

How in Linux using cp one can copy file to destination, but if destination exists, then overwrite only if destination is older than source? cp -f always overwrites, but overwrite is needed only if ...
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How to get the hostname of the router/access point I’m connected to?

I’m using Linux Mint 17 and am making a Conky script. I’d like it to display the hostname of the router/access point I’m connected to. I just don’t know the Linux command to get it.
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Cannot connect to Linux server over LAN

I am running Xubuntu on my computer and am trying to connect to it from a laptop on the same network. I am able to telnet into a server running on the laptop from the computer, but I cannot connect to ...
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Booting Linux From External USB Disk stops spinning

I have installed Linux (Slackware 14.1) onto an external USB Disk on which I installed LILO. The boot process starts correctly loading the kernel but, after a while, I got in a “kernel panic” error ...
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Indexed and seekable tar files

When backing up large amounts of files, I've been taring them so that I only need to move one file around. But listing the content of tar files and extracting specific files out of them is really ...
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Can having both stable and testing repositories in Debian mess up the system?

I have Debian running in my Rapberry Pi and I needed a package which was outdated in stable, so I simply added the testing repository to my /etc/apt/sources.list. When I did an apt-get upgrade today a ...
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Is there Linux VNC server to Windows VNC client that uses a repeater like UltraVNC? [on hold]

The current configuration is an UltraVNC Windows server that regularly listens for a remote connection request from an UltraVNC Windows client. When a request is made the two are connected with a ...
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Buiding and Installing Python Module

I am having the following issue and am not sure how to fix. I do not know what linking is but I hear it's related to the problem. I'm trying to set up a python module: First I call in the directory ...
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rsyslog loses messages from firewall

I am trying to make rsyslog to log messages from iptables MASQUERADE. I have iptables LOG rule in nat table and PREROUTING chain before the MASQUERADE rules. The actual iptables rules: iptables -t ...
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conditional hibernate with systemd

I use to have one pm-utils’ script that unmounts my mounted USB disks partitions, triggered by hibernation process. Script returned a failure exit code when unmount failed, so hibernation process gets ...
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What could cause Windows XP boot loop and live usb failure? [on hold]

So the issue is the computer is in a boot loop, gets past the Windows XP logo the flashes a blue screen and reboots, BIOS reboot on failure is off, but it still does this. When trying safe mode it ...
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Linux Mint. Installing fonts with console (fc-cache/fc-list)

I found an interesting font on GitHub. And it even had an instullation guide. So I use fc-cache -fv and it displays processing on directory with my files: ... /home/my_profile_name/.fonts: caching, ...
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Intermediate mail server [on hold]

I need to deploy a local mail server to download the messages and send the messages throught the external mail server. People will only connect to the local server, even if they are across the globe. ...
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Configure printer on WAN port

I have a network where router 1 is connected to Internet and has a network printer. Router 1 is a home router with default settings. A second router (router 2) is connected to router 1 on it's wan ...
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Install linux on server without DVD hardware

I am going to setup a linux server for out new project, I am not sure does the remote server has DVD Read/Write, but it sure has USB, how can I install linux mint into it?
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Debian - missing /by-uuid/ in boot image

We proceeded few disk operations on our server (system disk was extended for new hard drives) and unfortunately after reboot boot stuck on error: ALERT! ...
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Linux Mint 13 with Mate 1.2 - enable mouse-based window focus

related to How to enable mouse focus in Linux Mint 15 with Cinnamon The above question details how to make it so that window focus is driven by mouse position - i recently switched to a two-monitor ...
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linux - Burn bootable dvd

I try to burn a bootable dvd for linux mint mate 17.1. I tried 3 tools: Braseo (ubuntu/mint) windows disk image burner (win7) Nero (a tool for windows) Only the image burned by Nero succeed to ...
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How do i locate where a program is installed on Linux without knowing its exact executable name?

I am trying to locate where a program's executable file is located from the command line. Is there any way to do that without knowing the executable's exact name? Ive tried whereis "program name" ...
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Can not type in tilde and open curly brace in linux terminal

I cannot type a tilde ~ or an open curly brace { within Linux. But a closing curly brace } does work. I assume some special key handling is activated despite Ubuntu's Universal Access being ...
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None of USB ports are working on Windows and Linux

None of the USB ports work anymore on my Acer Aspire E1-571G laptop which is running both Windows 7 and Fedora 21. It can’t detect anything. For example flash memories, USB mouse, my Android phone ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 not working in dual monitor mode

I’m having problems getting my dual monitor setup working in my Linux Mint 17.1 setup. There is a display app under the system menu and when I run it, it says I have two monitors (it even knows the ...
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Can a Linux OS be installed on a Windows 8.1 tablet and co-exist with Windows 8.1?

Something like what desktop machine called 'Dual-boot', so can linux os (e.g. Ubuntu or Mozillux) can be installed in a Windows 8.1 tablet and co-exist with it and allow me to 'dual-boot' either one ...
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Mount shares as regular user in Linux Mint 17.1?

All the shares fstab tries to mount show up in the navigation panel in Nemo for me. If for whatever reason a share didn’t get mounted at startup, clicking on it tries to mount it for me. Except that ...
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smbclient - keep copying after NT_STATUS_SHARING_VIOLATION

I have a directory of files that need to be copied every night as a backup. I am using 'smbclient' to backup the files to linux machine but I am seeing an issue where if a file is locked the entire ...
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Bash - Parsing XML output of nmap

I am trying to write a bash script that will take port id I retrieve from an nmap command, and then use those ports to send a file using netcat. So I got some basic knowledge using this link, How can ...
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Boot from a windows 7 harddrive on a linux first laptop?

I have a windows 7 hardrive from my old laptop that died. I use Ubuntu exclusively on my new computer so I never had a need to dual boot. Now, there's some info on the old drive that I want to ...
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What should I use to access NFS from console without mounting it?

Network file access | Console program | mounting option ------------------------------------------------------------ HTTP | wget / curl | httpfs FTP | ...
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Script stops when user is changed

I am trying to create a script that logs as a different user to create a database backup. So far I have encountered a few problems, such as having to input sudo password, or not being able to bypass ...
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How get reach of Grub at Debian and going to desktop environment?

Recently I installed Debian Distro of Linux as a 2nd operating system, When I chose the Debian operating system during boot, a command prompt (like to Terminal at Ubuntu) starts with message "Welcome ...
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Note: further occurrences of Parameter errors will be logged at DEBUG level Apache tomcat, How do I keep getting these?

I'm running tomcat 6, and I get a warning ONCE, follow with that note, Note: further occurrences of Parameter errors will be logged at DEBUG level, But they aren't logged anywhere, or at least I ...
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Raspbian - Brother DCP195c Printer with CUPS, insecure permissions

Hello I already read the thread: Debian ARM and Brother DCP195C with CUPS And did the steps exactly as they were described. But the error message I am getting is completly different: Idle - "File ...
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Gentoo can't boot on GRUB2

Gentoo is on /dev/sda4 and /dev/sda3 is /boot,/boot/kernel-genkernel-x86-3.18.7-gentoo and /boot/initramfs-genkernel-x86-3.18.7-gentoo both are genkernel-built,but GRUB says:could not find the root ...
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CentOS6 Backup fails; “permission denied”

I am currently trying to do a backup of a server and am getting an error message when running my script. The script runs correctly on certain directories, but for the directory I am attempting to use ...
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Ssh chronos@localhost without ALWAYS having developer mode on

I have an older samsung chromebook that I use for schoolwork, and I like having access to its root, but the problem is that my roommates also use the chromebook and do not know how to get around the ...