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Using the PING command with VLAN IP's

I created a new VLAN IP for a machine using vconfig add eth0 22. I then did a ifconfig eth0.22 192.168.3.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 up. After this, when I do a ping 192.168.3.2 it's successful. After ...
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Windows vs Linux Local Time?

Ever since I started using Linux in dualboot with Windows I noticed that when I rebooted the machine, the time on the other S.O. was wrong, e.g. it was 12:00 on Linux, then I rebooted and on Windows ...
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How to restore correct permissions after accidental chmod?

I ran chmod -R 644 / as user on an AWS EC2 instance. Now it shows: -bash: /home/ec2-user/.rvm/scripts/initialize: Permission denied -bash: /home/ec2-user/.rvm/scripts/hook: Permission denied every ...
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I cant install Skype on Kali Linux x64

root@kali:~/Desktop# dpkg -i skype-debian_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb (Reading database ... 316914 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to replace skype 4.3.0.37-1 (using ...
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Linux User Groups and process GID

How are groups and gid permissions related? Here is a little test that has be stumped. I create a test user with uid=2001, and also a group with gid=3000 and add the user to that. Running as my ...
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Video playback from remote filesystem lag on Ubuntu

I have laptop running Ubuntu 14.10 and used for watching movies from my server. I've installed vlc player but faced with the bug: At approximately 40 minute (can ve different for various videofiles) ...
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Strange behavior of fbterm

The system is an X-less Arch Linux 3.18.6-1 When I reach the bottom of the screen, it doesn't start a new line at the bottom, but replaces the lines from the top of the screen. The cursor keep ...
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Cant launch Portal 2: Failed to load the launcher (libuuid.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)

I got a new computer downloaded Steam, and purchased Portal, and downloaded it to both my old computer and my new computer. It launched instantly on my old computer, but, refused to launch on the new ...
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Converting .vhd file to .raw - File is too small and does not boot

I have a Hyper-v .vhd file I am trying to convert to .raw for Proxmox however every time I convert the size is less than half of the actual disk space used and when I import it doesn't boot. I ...
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Access other user's folder via FTP

Before buying NAS, I try to use FTP to transfer data from the office to my home. The computer at home has two user; the first one is called user and the other one is called admin. The FTP server is ...
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slow vnc runnig mate desktop

i have a vps running ubuntu 14.10 with 4 gb ram 3 cores processor and 50gb disk i installed xfce lubunut and finally mate desktop environement but it was slow i found a post that For faster remote ...
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Wired connection not working although wireless is working well Ubuntu 12.04

I have the following ifconfig configuration: eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:21:cc:d2:3d:da inet6 addr: fe80::221:ccff:fed2:3dda/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING ...
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Copy a USB OS to HDD?

Copy a USB having Ubuntu installed (not just a live disk) byte-by-byte to HDD ? I have a USB that has Ubuntu installed into it. I am trying to replace Centos installed in HDD which has an luks ...
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Vagrant ssh fails — after cloning the box with vagrant package

i've set up a first Vagrant box for python dev that works very well. I can vagrant ssh in that original box without issue. Trouble start when i try to create a copy of that box (with vagrant ...
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Is it safe to convert this partition table from GPT to MBR? [duplicate]

I think I need to convert my partition table from GPT to MBR in order to fix a problem with the bootloader. Here is the output of gdisk -l /dev/sdb GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 0.8.8 Partition table ...
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Can not login through “ubuntu” option but can login through “ubuntu 2D” option

My system is Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Since updated, every time I input the right username and password and hit enter using Ubuntu entrance, I got bounced back to the log screen. But other entrances are ...
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Manjaro linux slow booting times

The last few days I have been experiencing very slow boot times, I ran systemd-analyze blame and the service taking all the time is systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service, taking 4 minutes. I cleared /tmp ...
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Serve MJPG image stream from reverse ssh tunnel

Background I am working on a project that involves 2 servers. Server A is a VPS running Ubuntu 14.04 with a public IP address. Server B is running a MJPG service on port 8080 and does not have a ...
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Installing Linux on a 2008 MacBook from Linux

I’m using a black MacBook from around 2008. The Mac OS X installed on the system no longer starts; I get a grey screen without being able to get to the actual desktop. I was able to create a live USB ...
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How do I boot into Xubuntu after dual booting along-side Windows

I recently installed Xubuntu 14.04 from USB on a netbook running Windows 7. It installed fine, but before I restarted the machine, I removed the USB stick (out of habit). I couldn't shutdown the live ...
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Why is system removing working packages?

I noticed that my system (Elementary OS, based on Ubuntu 14.04) is trying to remove working packages through auto-remove. Running auto-remove makes system unusable, reinstalling packages do nothing, ...
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fix windows 8 efi MBR

I have deleted the windows efi partition ( not the windows).I have in my system 2 linux distro and 2 efi partitions. I am trying to fix windows boot following steps like: here and here. The problem ...
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How do I PROPERLY map a mouse button to a keyboard key?

In my window manager, I can move windows around by holding the "left Windows button" (Left Super) and dragging a window with the left mouse button. I want to be able to do that without touching the ...
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Partition resize error

I've decided to remove my old linux [/] partition and enlarge my Win7 partition, before install new linux distro. For first time in my experience something gone wrong when I tried to resize (enlarge ...
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How to make clicking a link in external app use running firefox profile

I use more than one firefox profile on Linux. If I click on a link in an external application, instead of opening the URL in a running browser window, I get a firefox profile manager dialog. How can ...
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Debian won't boot - Loading initial ramdisk

I currently have a multiboot enviroment, where i use 2 harddisks one OS on each, Windows 7 64-bit - with windows bootloader on one of them. and Debian 7 - with GRUB bootloader on the other one. ...
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Cross-platform Download Manager for Windows and Fedora

I'm looking for a software that can be used for downloading files in different Internet Protocols (HTTP, HTTPS, FTP). The software must be able to continue downloads even if the computer has been ...
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simple loop not working

A simple script now="$(date +'%d_%m_%Y')" path="/var/www/vitalii/backups" sites=("site1.ru site2.ru site3.ru") for i in ${sites[*]} do echo "$path/$i" #tar -cvzf $path/$i_${now}.tgz ...
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Cannot connect to a Macintosh computer on the same network via hostname. Works with IP address

I’m trying to connect two Machintosh computers using SSH via their hostname. Both computers are running Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.2. And both computers connected via a Telus branded Actiontec T1200H ...
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Why would we need to restart network interface periodically?

Occasionally, one or more machines in our 20-node server room here at U. Washington will start lagging, to the point that SSH connections into it takes minutes or just stall. Some high-level effects ...
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How do I remove files from a range in a folder? [duplicate]

How do I delete a specific frame range in a folder? I have star_bg_true.0001.dpx star_bg_true.0002.dpx .... star_bg_true.0100.dpx How do I remove only frames 0030–0050?
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Linux “man” pages appear as gibberish in CentOS

On my CentOS 6 box, all the man pages and some tools that support --help show gibberish. For example, if I type: man man I get this: ^HZ[wã¸~ǯÀjZÊèvg:=3ÌlËm’¾­¤ÞÎl<;HHBL´Z}òãSe{l?´)B¡ê«¯ ...
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XOR.DDoS removing from debian linux

I'm pretty sure, that on my server is XOR.DDoS. I have read many blogs about and every symptom that I've found I had. Is there any way to remove that stuff from my server?
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How to install Windows 7 to an USB HDD from Linux? [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Windows 7 from a CD to a HDD connected via USB. Windows complaints about not being able to install itself to USB-connected drives. All guides I found involve downloading a set of ...
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Installing RHEL 7 and can't make partition while on dual boot

I've problem while installing RHEL 7 with dual boot. Windows 8.1 pro already installed and try to install RHEL 7 but while on partition segment I can't see unallocated space which was more than 100GB, ...
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GUI applications in anacron

I'm trying to run a bunch of scripts/commands every day. For this purpose I've configured a user-space anacron as explained here. Anacron is started hourly by cron: contents of ...
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a program that gives the user the opportunity to remove any or all of the files in a current [on hold]

someone help me on how to Write a program that gives the user the opportunity to remove any or all of the files in a current working directory. The name of the file should appear followed by a prompt ...
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Appending (via rename?) `.bad` to files identified by `tests/test_.*`

What do I want? Given the following directory structure: . ├── bar.py ├── hap │   ├── bla.py │   └── tests │   └── test_hap.py └── hip ├── testimony.py └── tests ├── foo.py ...
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Gnome 3: when re-attaching secondary screen, why is it fuly dimmed?

When detaching my laptop from it's external monitor, lwandering around, and then re-attching it, even when it reboots, it recognizes fine that I previously set the external Monitor as primary, but it ...
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Value of variable set in 'while read' loop looses value outside the loop

The following code is a simplified version of the real life task. Of course I know that I could achieve what is done in this simplified example with a if [ ... ]. This is only to demonstrate the ...
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Plain remote Linux desktop on my VNC Viewer?

So for some reason my VNC Viewer is not showing any desktop icons on the remote Linux. I remember it first happened after I clicked on the button "Quit this session". I am using putty as a terminal ...
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Systemd docker container service does not work with CentOS 7

Here is the service (/etc/systemd/system/docker-mysql.service): [Unit] Description=MySQL container Author=Me After=docker.service [Service] User=root Restart=on-failure RestartSec=10 ...
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Mouse issue with Synergy and dual monitor on Linux client

I have 2 laptops, one Windows 7 machine and one Ubuntu 12.04. Both computers have secondary monitors above each computer. The Windows machine is the Synergy server. I can move my mouse to both ...
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Auto detach after auto connecting in irssi

I have irssi auto connect to a channel and send a message to auto connect which works. But for some reason the detach command (ctrl-a + d) does not detach the screen anymore. Is there a setting for ...
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RHEL 5 box constantly displaying NIC statistics on console screen, how can I disable this?

I have a RHEL 5 box that is constantly displaying nic statistics on the console screen when using the KVM. This makes it very hard to do any troubleshooting when the box goes down as these statistics ...
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Plain (remote) Linux desktop on my VNC Viewer?

So for some reason my VNC Viewer is not showing any desktop icons on the remote Linux. I remember it first happened after I clicked on the button "Quit this session". I am using putty as a terminal ...
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Xmodmap ignored in Firefox, revisited

Related posts, but no solution: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20386403/xmonad-xmodmap-changed-tab-to-alt-gr-but-it-doesnt-work-on-firefox-or-thunderbi Iso_level3_shift key not working in Firefox ...
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What’s eating almost all memory and swap in this Linux machine? (not buffers/cached-related)

I have a Linux machine that reports almost all of its memory and swap are in use, yet I can’t identify any processes using a significant amount of memory on the machine. We are running Linux kernel ...
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How to find out who (what process) is starting another process?

So no matter how many times I kill exim4 it immediately comes back to life. I have stopped the service and everything but something is bringing it back to life and using it for spamming. How do I ...
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Linux machine with RAID 1 not booting after failed drive

I'm a Linux noob troubleshooting a machine that is no longer booting up. Originally it had two drives installed in RAID 1 and one drive failed. I took the good drive out and made an image of the ...