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Raspberry Pi - SSH forbidden

I've been using MySQL Workbench to add a few databases to my raspberry. However, when I turned it on and on again, it wouldn't let me allow logging in again. bash: /etc/profile: Permission denied ...
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Follow current window in screen -x

Using screen -x (after connecting over ssh) from a second computer is a great way to follow what someone is doing in a terminal. However, if the first person changes the screen window (C-a p or C-a ...
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How to Use Different Size Drives as a Single Volume Mounted in Windows via Samba Share

I have a Linux server with four 2 TB drives in a RAID arrangement. This array is then added to a Volume Group and a Logical Volume is created from it. This Logical Volume is shared out to a Windows ...
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'iwlist wlan0 bitrate' says “unknown bit-rate information”

I set bit-rate of wireless interface 'wlan0' using iwconfig wlan0 rate 54M fixed Now, how do I verify if it was set right? iwlist wlan0 bitrate says unknown bit-rate information
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Can I use my DSLR as webcam through gphoto2 + v4l2loopback?

So, what i'm trying to do may be a little complicated, by i'm finding my way. Let me explain the basics: 1 - I have an DSLR camera and i want to use it as webcam (but v4l2 can't make a /dev/videoX ...
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How do I securely mount a remote filesystem on Windows?

I have a NAS server running Linux, and I want to add it as a network location on my Windows PC. Additionally, I want the connection between my Windows PC and NAS box to be secure (e.g. encrypted). ...
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Unable to get kickstart file from http webserver?

I'm trying to get a vm up using a kickstart file. However, whenever the virtual machine initalize, it says it is unable to located the kickstart file from the location provided. Code to build vm: ...
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AWS EC2 Linux headless Firefox issue: Xvfb: undefined symbol: pixman_glyph_cache_create

I have been using AWS EC2 Linux for a while for a headless Firefox/Selenium task. I built it using the instructions from ...
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Failed to modify entry for user in samba with tdb backend

I have a debian server with samba. I can no longer manage users accounts. I can't add, modify or remove them. This is Debian wheezy with samba 3.6.6. There is no ldap and the database backend is tdb. ...
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Can't set locale to en_US.UTF-8, but locale -a says it's available. No root

I'm trying to use powerline symbols in gvim. Part of that requires that I set my locale to UTF-8. export LANG=en_US.UTF-8 Afterwards I see the following errors. For gvim: bash-4.1$ /usr/bin/gvim ...
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Getting Dual-boot to work on (non?) UEFI system.

This is the first time I'm working on a Laptop with UEFI so bear with me. I'm gonna bullet-point this to make it quick: HP Envy 6 Windows 7 Preinstalled Default BIOS setting: Legacy Support - ...
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Listen for wakeonlan request

I would like to know how to listen for wakeonlan paquets on a running system. I know that my question if a little bit useless, because is a system is running, there is no need to wake up it!
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Unsupported GPT detected. Use GNU Parted

I'm installing Android-x86 in Dell XPS on SSD disk. I use GPT on SSD disk as follows with using gparted. $ sudo parted -l /dev/sdb Model: ATA SAMSUNG SSD CM85 (scsi) Disk /dev/sdb: 32.0GB Sector ...
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how to capture “DROP”ped packets on OUTPUT of iptables?

having a fairly complex OUTPUT processing on iptables, how does one go about capturing / displaying (at least similarly to how tcpdump captures them) the packets that were to leave through an ...
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Cant get my Genius Luxemate Scroll KKB-2040s to work

Last time i used this keyboard it was on windows vista, now im using the keyboard on my Linux(Ubuntu 14.04) laptop with a "ps/2 To USB" cable from here (website is in danish) When i stick the ...
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chown not working on ext4 hard drive

I have a new 3TB internal hard drive and after writing some data to it I completely zero'd the drive using DD. I then created a partition table (GPT) in Gparted and created an ext4 partition. All went ...
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How do I extend RealVNC viewer over two of 3 monitors in full screen mode

I currently have two monitors connected to my laptop, ie. I am working with three monitors. I plan to use my laptop (main) monitor for e-mails and browsing and the other two monitors for my RealVNC ...
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Run ifconfig without sudo

I have an embedded Linux running on a imx6 platform. This is a freescale embedded linux. The problem is that there is no sudo available for this linux, but I need to activate and deactivate the wlan0 ...
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Unable to Install KDE on Fedora 19

I had installed Fedora 19 with Gnome. Later installed KDE and removed Gnome. Unfortunately, seems like KDE was also removed along with Gnome. I am trying to install KDE but system says "Nothing to do" ...
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Multiple Outputs using ffmpeg

I need to convert an audio file(.mp3) to another format(.wav) & also to http stream. I'm using this to convert to 2 different files at a time. ./ffmpeg -i test.mp3 -c:a mp3 -f tee -map 0:a ...
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Unable to launch XBMC installed on OpenMediaVault on a VirtualMachine

I'm wanting to test different distribution to test which OS I will take for my NAS+HTPC. Just for some context: I want to put a NAS and the HTPC on the same server because my main usage is to put ...
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Unable to access data from a application/octet-stream; charset=binary file type

I have a file with .bck extension and file -i returns this: application/octet-stream; charset=binary I don't know where this file came from but someone asked for help. The file is supposed to be a ...
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Giving files copied to directory the same permissions as the directory

I am using LAMP Apache version 2.2.15 on CentOS 6.6. I have created a directory /var/www/dropbox which has permissions rwxrwsr-x. I have made the group www-OtagoHarbour the owner where ...
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Is it possible to access Storage Spaces from Windows 8.1 instance running under VMware Workstation?

I have a single Storage Space (2-way mirror) under Windows 8.1. The disks are in an external eSATA enclosure. It's mounted as a single drive. I'd like to access the data on the Storage Space from ...
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How can I force gnuparallel to carry out a command set sequentially?

Gnu parallel is a powerful tool that I use to run many independant BASH commands as a single set in parallel. I would like to be able to run the same commands SEQUENTIALLY without significant changes ...
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Switching Distros while keeping /home

Curious question, is it possible to switch to another distro while keeping your home directory if you have the partitions on separate disks? Currently I am running fedora and want to change to Manjaro ...
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SSH - Ignoring $PS1 in .bashrc

Relevant file contents: http://pastebin.com/6VtWcaWG Everything else including the aliases and the PATH variable are fine, but when I log in as root on my remote machine, the correct $PS1 (set in the ...
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Speed up ubuntu on desktop by moving some directories to a faster storage

I want to speed up my ubuntu install a bit. I was using a RAID1 setup for the whole system (separate md for /home and /). Now (thanks to ...
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Zsh prompt function

why it's doesn't work? setopt prompt_subst autoload -U colors && colors git_prompt() { temp=`git symbolic-ref HEAD 2>/dev/null | cut -d / -f 3` if [ "$temp" != "" ]; then ...
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Access from Win 7 inside Virtualbox to EXTERNAL Samba Ser

even after reading two days of information I havn't found a solution for my problem. I hope You can help me. I'm running Win 7 inside in a VirtualBox. The Virtualbox itself is running on an openSuSE ...
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Is there really a “USB communication protocol”?

According to Wikipedia, USB: defines the cables, connectors and communications protocols used in a bus for connection, communication, and power supply between computers and electronic devices ...
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Creating a physical backup of a linux server? [migrated]

We recently switched to running our companies warehouse management system server on a linux server. Currently, to create a physical backup that can be stored offsite we are using a DAT72 tape drive to ...
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Unix/Java process stops running when moved to background

We have a Java process that was created using Appassembler. It runs fine as long as it is started and run in the foreground: [ec2-user@ip-xxx ourapp-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT]$ bin/ourapp Starting in ...
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Virtualbox: Windows 7 raw disk guest on Linux suddently boots stop 7b

I spend most of my time in Linux, but for as rarely as I use Windows I load my dual-boot partition in Virtualbox 4.3.20 via raw disk access. I've set this up on a few machines and I've been using this ...
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Reverse a default flag

As a context. I have a folder which I have symlinked into my $HOME directory. ~> ls -s /var/www/to_link "$HOME/linked" I cd into "$HOME/linked" So, by default, pwd shows the current directory ...
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Hp ML310e gen8 + P222 + debian / ubuntu

Is possible to run this configuration 2 disk raid 1 on b120i integrated controller for linux debian or ubuntu system, and 4 disk raid 1+0 on P222 controller for data storage on Hp ML310e gen8 ...
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Translate ssh tunneling command to Bitvise settings

With the help of an expert, I have set up a ssh tunnel. The sever side is all set up (I own the sever), and I can use the following command the set up the client side (on Mac/Linux): ssh -f ...
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How to set system time on Kali linux?

I am trying to set the time, using e.g. date -s "11/20/2003 12:00:00" however, after a few moments, the system time resets to the current time. What am I doing wrong? NTP should not get a ...
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Boot menu options

I am using a kali linux, debian derived, 1.0.9 on Usb drive with encrypted partition. Where i find the grub menu (i think kali use Grub) and the options like: .linux /live/vmlinuz boot=live ...
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How to verify internet connection in Linux?

I try how Linux verified if it is connected to the Internet when connected to a captive portal . Without success. I create an W.A.P and i setup a captive portal. My windows client automaticly open my ...
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HAProxy resetting backend connections

I'm in the process of setting up a series of servers as proxies to our application server, primarily to obscure the application server's IP as part of a suite of anti-DDOS measures. My goal is to ...
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How often the application is used

Good day everyone, How can I detect application which are rarely used on Linux? Is there any command or tool that can give me the list of all the application's usage frequency?
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Transform a Raspberry Pi in a KVM over IP on steroids [on hold]

I'd like to transform a raspberry pi in a IP KVM that connects automatically to a remote server and starts the control session. The Video part and the part of the auto-connect doesn't interest me ...
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mbsync configuration against outlook exchange

Can't figure out how to properly sync with subdirectories. Example: Channel sent Master ":remote:Sent" Slave :local:sent works just fine, since 'Sent' is a top-level dir. Now, trying to access a ...
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USB connected headset [on hold]

My current headset broke so I am on the market for a new one and I was considering buying an USB headset, but I never owned one before so I am a little reluctant. I have a few questions about the USB ...
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Access Windows Hard Drive In Linux

I have a hard drive with data on it that I have been using as external storage in Windows 7...when I plug it into my Linux machine this is what I see: /dev/sda Block device, size 596.2 GiB ...
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How to add a delay for mouse focus in Linux Mint with Cinnamon

I've seen a lot of answer about how to ACTIVATE the mouse focus but I cannot find anywhere a way to add a slight delay. I don't want to have the window getting active as soon as the cursor touches it ...
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How can I check if a touchscreen device is resistive or capacitive on Linux?

I already have the entry in the /sys directory (for example, /sys/class/input/event6/device.) How can I check if the touchscreen device is resistive or capacitive on Linux? find -L ...
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I mv'ed a file and i cannot find it for some reason [on hold]

I moved a file a using mv command on ubuntu but i can't seem to find it for some reason. I used the find command and i cannot find it either. I ran the find command on this page and i can not find ...
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How to install sntp server on Kali linux?

How do I install a sntp (simple network time protocol) server on kali linux and make it propagate any time I want over the local network to listening clients?