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Linux virtualbox machine ssh from host

I've recently created a CentOS 6.5 Virtualbox machine. This is currently a replica of the CentOS 6.5 desktop that I use as a file server. In order to use this Virtualbox CentOS as a testing platform ...
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user/sys/irq separate load averages

Is there a way to get load averages for each type of load on Linux? I have a router doubling as a web server and I'd like to have a load average for user+sys (i.e, time spent serving pages, roughly) ...
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How to check whether MOD drive is working in Linux based system

I have an issue with the Linux based computer which belongs to Hitachi MRI Medical Equipment. We replaced the MOD drive(not CD or DVD) which was used to read MOD disks. After replacing the Drive I am ...
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Kali Linux inside VMWare using NAT: DNS not resolving names

I have a Kali Linux installed in VMWare Workstation. The virtual machines is configured for using NAT. The host server is Windows 8.1. DNS in Kali is not working: $ ping -c1 www.google.es ping: ...
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Screen: user session closed, why?

For a couple of years now have been relying on a bash script that invokes a java server process via screen; until last night it has run flawlessly, just ssh into remote server >> sudo screen >> invoke ...
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ethernet port is not detected in freescale MPC8569 board after kernel updrade

I have a freescale MPC8569 embedded board. previously, I put linux version 2.6.32 on it and all interface connected to processor are working properly. Now, I upgraded my linux version to 3.10 and now ...
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connection timeout in gnome connection manager to use ssh to server

conection-manager tool in UBUNTU to ssh to one of my server. Previously i was using putty in windows. Consider a situation, where i want to run continous ping and lock the screen, after 2 hr it ...
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OVH linux vps stuck in rescue mode

I have tried the fdisk -l command and it shows no drives at all, i tried ls and get nothing, I am pretty new at this so what should i do? the control panel on the site will not allow me to reboot in ...
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I can't see the net card using “ifconfig -a”

My computer had two network cards and runs the Ubuntu 14.04. The OS had named the two cards p4p1 and p5p1 respectively. They worked well until the old motherboard was replaced yesterday. After the new ...
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How does an OS run before drivers are installed?

I am looking into hardware compatibility of BSD vs Linux vs Windows. One comment that keeps reoccurring is "check your hardware before installing any variant of BSD". This is also a (smaller) issue ...
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Is there a way to send and recieve text messages via a linux terminal? [on hold]

For the most part I am focused on Linux terminals and hate to look down on my Apple device; so I was wondering if there was a way to send and receive text messages in a command line. I have an iPod ...
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Btrfs: RAID 1 on 3+ devices

I currently have a Btrfs partition with four devices: three 3 TB drives and a 4 TB drive. Data and metadata are RAID 10, so I have 6 TB of usable space, which is almost full. I'd anticipated that RAID ...
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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 ...