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What is server?

what is server? what is server name? what's the relationship between server and server name? Often I hear some server is down. I searched about server and server names. But still I couldn't understand ...
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Howto make encrypted volumes not fail boot when passphrase is not given

When setting up some encrypted partitions on my debian squeeze machine, all was so easy. I followed some howto and used cryptsetup to create the encrypted partitions now holding /home and /srv. The ...
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CentOS 7 without video card

I can't boot into CentOS 7 without video card. I've done this in Arch Linux and it worked, but since I need this PC to be server, I've installed centOS 7(stability is better in cent says internet ...
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Network security issue. Cannot access https websites

I am having an issue with my network. I cannot access any https website because it gets wrong certificates. Here is what I get: Attackers might be trying to steal your information from ....com. ...
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How to lock away hard drive filesystem from USB booted Kali-Linux

I've currently got Kali-Linux installed and running on a USB drive. I recently realised that I can access all the files from the hard drive on the Windows and OSX partitions from file browser. I ...
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Evidence of Linux reinstallation

I know that the results of a system installation appear in /var/log/anaconda.log, however I am curious if this log will show any additional installations. For example, if I have an existing Linux ...
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Why remove group execute for mandatory file lock?

According to this source on Linux, there is a way to force mandatory record locking on a file if the file system is mounted to accept it. But doing this requires adding the setgid bit to a file, and ...
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Why do the filesystems differ in “df” and “fstab?”

I am looking at /etc/fstab and the output from df. There are far more filesystems under df. Why is this?
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ECryptfs in Arch Linux not running with an error, “ERROR: Cannot get ecryptfs version, ecryptfs kernel module not loaded?”

I was following the ECryptfs Arch Linux setup instructions, and ran into this problem: root@alarm:~# ecryptfs-setup-private --nopwcheck --noautomount ERROR: Cannot get ecryptfs version, ecryptfs ...
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Tracking file deletion using auditd without unlink?

I'm working on creating an auditd rule that will track the deletion of files and directories. I have one that often turns up in online searches but I'm not sure it is really all that useful: -a ...
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If memtest says “Boot error”, is it fatal?

I have an old Pentium 4 1.5Gz machine with 512MB of RAM (from around 2001) that I used as a Linux server/seedbox/playbox. It started having a problem mounting the root partition. I tried ...
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Live disk based computer

So while I am waiting for my terabyte external hd to format I figured it would be worth my time to double check if the project I have planned for it is likely to work. My plan is to load an os (that ...
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Graphical issues with Live USB Persistent Debian 8

I am trying to get into Linux and I can run Debian on a USB as live persistent. The problem is the screen resolution is not correct and I cannot change it to the correct one. I have Radeon HD 7000m ...
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OS X writing on NTFS filesystem: files disappeared after ls -l@

I have an NTFS hard drive that I have written files to after following the instructions here to allow for writing to NTFS. I noticed that if I write files to NTFS, after disconnecting the drive and ...
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How to set up a clear SuSE-Firewall?

Question is very simple, im doing some rules in a machine with the firewall disabled, but when i run rcSuSE-firewall2 start a lot of rules and policies are applyed by default: iptables -L Chain ...
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Makefile doesn't work with “modules”

I have this makefile of WrapFS. My problem is that make doesn't work when I add "modules" to all part. When I delete "modules", make works, yet doesn't generate wrapfs.ko. WRAPFS_VERSION="0.1" ...
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Group permission not enforced

My problem is that I have a directory /opt/commondir that needs to be accessed (rwx) by multiple users. All of them are by default members of a group named after the user, eg (user1 is a member of ...
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Run only specific /etc/network/if-up.d-script for specific interfaces

I would like to run a network script when bringing up a specific interface (e.g. eth0) by invoking ifup eth0 The script should ONLY run when bringing up eth0. My approach was to write the script ...
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can't telnet on port 5433 on localhost after iptables stop

I'm trying to do a telnet localhost 5433 on my RHEL box but I get a connection refused error. I did a service iptables stop but am still getting the same error. Where else do I need to look to allow ...
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How do you use the alternate color?

How do you toggle, switch, or use the alternate color in Gimp without jumping over to the toolbox and clicking the little toggle arrows? Is there a keyboard shortcut? I expected there to be a ...
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Having trouble passing double quotes to dialog

I'm working on a script for automating audio recording, using the 'dialog' command to create an interactive menu to appropriately name channels. I've got a list of the channel names in an array. I ...
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Nvidia Graphics Driver for system with Dual GPU, GTX670MX and Intel Onchip Graphics Installation for Linux Mint

I appear to have broken my system by following various instructions on the web on what graphics driver I should or should not be installing on my system. I recently installed (or thought I had ...
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Something similar to inotifywait, without being able to install inotifywait

I wanted to continuously re-build and test projects, but just discovered my school's RHEL distribution doesn't come with inotify or inotifywait. Are there any alternatives I could use, which would ...
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wlan0/wlan1 wont show up with ifconfig

I'm running linux mint (virtual machine) and wifi0/wifi1 interface simply wont show up. Wifi is working properly. I have internal wireless card (not USB or anything). Is there a problem with drivers ...
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Sound blocked by flash

I use Debian 64-bit and usually multiple sound generating programs work simultanously. E.g. I start VLC and Firefox (with flash plugin), and I can play sounds in both programs simultanously. But ...
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Execute crontab as root not working

I need to execute a backup script each night. When I execute manually, backup is done without problems, but I use sudo crontab -e and add the script there: root@SF-DES-SVN:/home/svn# crontab -l # m h ...
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Why is “__exit” used in kernel module programming? [on hold]

If the kernel is going to discard __exit <function name> () anyways why use it in the first place ? eg. in case of static build or in case when unloading is disallowed.
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Command not working on shell but working on prompt

I am a newbie to Linux Shell Script. I want to change the IP address by Linux Shell Script and called by a PHP web application. I have finished my PHP web application and the shell script. Before ...
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Needed: total Noob beginner experience for Linux Lite [on hold]

With almost no time on Linux, if you were me with what you know now, and just starting out--what are some real tasks/exercises to gain experience and learn LL 2.6 working knowledge, and headed ...
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Access Images Name in UTF8 format in Linux

How can I access images in UTF8 Format in Linux web Server Ex: الفضاء.jpg (Arabic) www.example.com/الفضاء.jpg //NOT FOUND I can access it if its in Engish (after renaming to English) ...
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Cloning to a larger hard drive in CentOS 7

My 500G HD is full (of stuff I want to keep) and I have a 5TB coming in the mail. I've done this before in windows and it is simple. Everything I've done in Linux, while better in the long run, ...
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Crontab command not executed

I have a command in my crontab that doesn't execute correctly, this should backup the database everyday at the specified time. I tried running the command in my terminal and is working properly. To ...
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Lost desktop in Kali 2

I'm using kali 2 on a USB stick. I tried to install my favourite desktop environment cinnamon but something went wrong :-( first I installed the cinnamon environment by apt-get install ...
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How to execute a second condition if the first condition is true in Linux shell scripting

I have an if condition. If that condition is true then one script will be run and after that I need to check another condition. How can I do that using an if statement or something else? For ...
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QEMU/KVM fails to start on openSUSE

I've gotten this to run before. I'm using the OVMF BIOS image and the EFI executables generated using this guide. I ran sudo qemu-system-x86_64 -bios /usr/share/qemu-ovmf/bios/bios.bin -hda ...
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Problems with shared files via Samba from Windows and Ubuntu

This is my intended result: have a linux machine (let's call it UbuntuServer) share two sorts of file shares: home folders one common folder with shared documents Then I have a number of Ubuntu ...
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Minimal Desktop to Centos 7 [on hold]

I am running a very low RAM (1 GB) system and I have the minimal centos 7 installed on it. Now I need to use a window manager and I cant find the lightest. GNOME, KDE... are too heavy. I just want to ...
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Postfix + Dovecot prevent vUsers to override previous Replies on the eMails

After I installed the iRedMail (Postfix, Dovecot, ....), the Business Request is to prevent the Users edit the Previous eMails Bodies during their Reply, Reply all, or Forward. I searched for ...
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I need to block the POP3 DELE Message by IPtables - Linux

I installed the iRedMail (Postfix, Dovecot, ....) and create Mailboxes for Users. But I hanged in the Deletion Request. I want to prevent vUsers (that have MAilboxes) from deleting the eMails ...
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Automatic start of processes in linux server if error found

please check below script . here "sanity" and "start" are the scripts . It will work ? please suggest > #!bin/bash > DATE=`date +%Y%m%d` > touch opt/logs_$DATE > sanity >> ...
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Enabling readline?

I have an .inputrc file set up on a system that doesn't seem to be respecting it. If I bind the file (as per this post) or try to load it with C-x C-r, nothing happens - I still do not get any of the ...
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linux find command to keep only .h files

I have a source tree have lots files with different file types. The source tree has many sub folders. How do i keep the folder structure of the source tree and delete all files besides .h files?
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Simulia Abaqus installation error under Linux (Mint 17.2)

When executing the setup script from a Simulia Abaqus 6.14 installation directory under Linux (Mint 17.2), I receive an error upon launching the installer. The Abaqus installer appears to run in Java, ...
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iptables is treating traffic from different hosts differently in spite of rules

Something spooky is happening here and I don't know how to fix it. Summary: traffic that appears identical to tcpdump is being treated by iptables differently. Details below. Test setup: device ...
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Transfer settings from a Fire Stick with Kodi to another stick

I am looking to transfer settings from one Amazon Fire Stick running Kodi to another. I am looking to do this via command line using adb and the Android SDK. My original question is here: ...
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Is there any way to get Sublime Text 3 to force all files to open in a new window?

Is there any way to force every file to be open in a separate window of Sublime Text 3? I use i3 and would prefer to have my Sublime Text files open in a tabbed layout of that rather than tabs within ...
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Centos 7 with window manager

I am using Linode as my Cloud hosting and I installed a minimal Centos 7 in my server. Everything is fine. I thought it was a minimal instalation but right after I install "firefox" (yum install ...
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Unable to load correct Python module

I am working on a cluster where I do not have sudo privileges and am trying to link to a custom installation of numpy for optimization reasons. I set up my PYTHONPATH in the following way: export ...
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tuffy can't get custom kernel to work, broken things USB2 radeon raid reiserfs

Please note that I've tried asking on linuxquestions but they had no clue, I also tried asking the kernel devs, but non of the free email services that I can find allows the bandwidth that would be ...
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What should i do to make internet work properly on linux mint?

When i installed linux there were no broadcomm wireless drivers . so i opened driver manager and installed it from there after that internet worked fine but after an hour it stopped working , the ...