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How can I give permanent admin access to the Linux program such as Aptik?

I’m using Linux Mint x64 with KDE and I can run the app Aptik fine from the terminal as sudo Aptik followed by its parameters. No problem. But I want to be able to run it from its GUI. The program ...
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Is there a way to connect to a Windows machine from Linux by name instead of by IP?

In my home network, the Linux machines all have avahi installed and can access each other by their hostnames instead of by their IP ping laptop.local But for the Windows machine I could only manage ...
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Please help me understand my Btrfs system status

My system is Ubuntu 64bit, updated. I have a btrfs file system, consists two disks. btrfs fi show: ➜ ~ sudo btrfs fi show Label: none uuid: 75a8f1e7-7d79-4a05-8f88-fe02d119bf9f Total ...
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How to fix the Bacula error “2902 Bad storage”?

Scenario: Server backs itself up just fine. Tried adding a file daemon on another computer, my workstation, and the job for that fails with the error "2902 Bad storage". The log also gives a link to ...
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Change Energy and Power Usage Settings On Mate Desktop

I tried to change the energy settings on my Mate desktop but I find the GUI app rather poor and it lacks very important settings, such as: A separate setting for the timeout before entering ...
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adjust mouse sensitivity in openSuSe

I'm running openSuse 13.1 with KDE but this seems to be a problem with more Linux distros: I have a gaming mouse which has a little more resolution than is comfortable for desktop use, so I'd like to ...
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airodump-ng mon0 detects ips but doesnt show root@kali:~# so i can proceed

CH 5 ][ Elapsed: 50 mins ][ 2015-03-29 19:17 BSSID PWR Beacons #Data, #/s CH MB ENC CIPHER AUTH ESSID -47 1579 924 0 1 54e WPA2 CCMP PSK default ...
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how to extract ActionScript on swf files

I'm desperately searching for a command line tool that allows you to extract ActionScript from an SWF file on linux i need only ActionScript thank you for your help
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Seemingly random Xorg freeze

Since I installed Linux Mint 17 with XFCE I've been experiencing what I believe is a bug. Sometimes it will hang, at rabdom moments, regardless what I'm doing. The time between hangs can be hours and ...
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Corsair USB Flash Survivor Stealth USB 3.0 speeds not working in Ubuntu Linux 14.04.1 LTS (Recognizes as a USB 2.0 device)

I'm finding that a Corsair USB Flash Survivor Stealth (USB 3.0 capable drive in Windows 7 with 200 MB/s Read speed) only connects at USB 2.0 speed in Linux (Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS). Watching the ...
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How to store confidential info whilst using dot files framework

I'm trying to come up with a strategy to store my dotfiles in Git. So far, I've create a dotfiles repo on GitHub and I've thrown together an install script which simply clones the repo, then symlinks ...
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How to check if a VirtualBox vm has been shutdown properly?

Assuming the host system crashed (hardware failure), how would would one find out which vms were running and crashed (and are now in an unclean state)? VMware Workstation has a clean flag, so ...
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Permission denied while mounting windows corporate share wih cifs-utils

I am in a corporate network and I want to access a windows share form my vbox ubuntu machine (I have all proxies set up correctly ). The problem is that I get a permission denied error with no extra ...
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Which partition manager to use for dual-boot Windows, Linux on SSD?

I have Windows 8.1 and Linux Mint dual boot (Grub) on an SSD disk. I want to resize Windows partition to take less space and give it to Linux. I don't want to mess up my computer, so I wanted to ask ...
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Script does not start when OS start|reboot

I have a file at /etc/init/pdoneVendorBroker.conf with the following content: description "PDone Vendor Broker" start on runlevel [234] stop on runlevel [0156] respawn exec php ...
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MySql does not work for some time after restart

I am using Mysql version 5.6.19 on Ubuntu 14.04.1 I have a peculiar problem on my server. When I restart the server mysql takes around 150-200% CPU when I use the "top" command in Linux some ...
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Dualboot Linux Mint & Windows 8.1 (GRUB Problems)

I've been trying to make a dualboot configuration with Linux Mint (17.1 Rebecca) and Windows 8.1. These are the steps I followed in installing this setup: Install windows 8 Run all available updates ...
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bash script doesn't work unless bad command given

I have a script that doesn't work (it freezes my status line) until it is completely done. However, by adding a random bad command, e.g. asdfasdf anywhere in the file that the script reaches (i.e. ...
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Huge unusual upload from my Linux server [on hold]

I have an oracle enterprise Linux database server. But some days ago huge unusual upload to some internet IP from my server and make my network (LAN) hang. When I restart the server and then problem ...
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Leveraging Raid 0 with SDD and Traditional Hard Drive

I am considering rebuilding my Ubuntu 14.04 setup and have a system with the OS currently on a 256 GB SSD and 2x 1TB HDD. I was looking at setting up a Raid 0 or stripe with the SSD and one of the 1 ...
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Error RAID1 but can't seem to find where the error is?

I'm having trouble figuring out where the problem is. I'm seeing my two drives... I removed a failed drive and installed an empty one. Thought I added it to the raid and it said it was rebuilding. ...
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What happens if I install Linux mint on preinstalled partition which has Ubuntu14.04?

I already have installed Ubuntu14.04 on partition on my hdd but it is not starting up so I want to install Linux Mint?Can I do that and what will if I do that?
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IPTables and SIP Proxy-Authorization Header

Is it possible for iptables to check SIP packets for Proxy-Authorization headers, and if there's more than one header in a SIP packet, modify the packet so only the latest Proxy-Authorization header ...
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Does changing external hdd drive will boost performance boost on xubuntu (virtualbox)? [on hold]

Now I'm using Toshiba external drive (USB 2.0) - http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-Portable-External-Drive-HDDR250E03X/sim/B0013FSKSA/2 I'm wonder if changing this drive to something new, USB 3.0 (maybe ...
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How do you tell the linux network traffic control system to apply fair queueing across a set of traffic classes?

I've been skimming the Traffic Control HOWTO and it appears to have SFQ for dividing bandwidth evenly between flows. But my boss is interested in dividing bandwidth fairly (and/or weighted) among ...
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Show all my files on Linux like on Mac Os

I would like to know if there is a Linux file manager that features a shortcut displaying every single files on the computer like the "All my files" shortcut on Mac OS X (see ...
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Can't use standard ways to change password

It seems like the title of million internet posts, but I think this one is new. I login to a server server with a username usrname and a password, say pas. Then, I try to change the password. Here ...
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port forward from host to libvirt guest virtual machine that is bridged to the host nic

I am having no luck getting access from the outside to a http server running on my network in a Debian virtual machine that was created through libvirt. This what my network looks like: PC1: running ...
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get the IP address of USB device in Linux

is it possible to get the IP address of a device connected via USB? The device in question is a wireless printer, its connect via USB and WiFi, the printer is assigned an IP address and its displayed ...
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Moving all files from one folder to upper folder

I was searching the answer to question how to move files from one folder to upper folder and nowhere I have not found the answer mv name/* . Why I can't use this to moving files to upper folder? The ...
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Httrack filter links with certain pattern

I am trying to use httrack to download an entire webarchive from archive.org. The idea is to download only the archive links (as many as possible), but only the links that are really from the archive ...
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Squid 3.1 Monitor HTTPS logs

I have configured squid3 on Raspbian Wheezy OS, here is the configuration file (squid.conf): acl manager proto cache_object acl localhost src 127.0.0.1/32 acl to_localhost dst 127.0.0.0/8 acl ...
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Bad sectors on Disk

There are multiple bad sectors on my Hard disk, as the message is shown. I want to reinstall OS on the disk. Is it possible to do the same. If yes whats the process which needs to be followed.
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How to install office 365 in linux centos 6

i have lots of work in office 365 but recently our company install openoffice which is very difficult doing work, so we want office 365 in linux centos 6, kindly suggest me how to install office 365 ...
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How do I kill a process in Linux without using kill?

I am supposed to kill job #3 without using the command kill %3. How do I do that? I can’t seem to find the answer anywhere. I can only use one command. How do I go about doing this?
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Booting Debian from USB stick fails although Secure Boot is disabled

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (3rd gen.; 2015) with Windows 8. I used Unetbootin to create a bootable USB stick with Debian Testing (the USB stick is FAT32 formatted). When I plug in the USB ...
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Does wpa_gui need wpa_supplicant to initialize first to work properly?

I am using Linux on a custom board based on the Freescale MCIMX6Q-SDB (armv71). I installed wpa_gui, a GUI for wpa_supplicant, on the custom board. I'd like to know if I have to initialize ...
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resolv.conf keeps getting overwritten when dnsmasq is restarted, breaking dnsmasq

I'm running Debian Jessie and I'm trying to configure dnsmasq as a caching DNS server. I used a guide to come up with the following /etc/dnsmasq.conf: listen-address=127.0.0.1 bind-interfaces ...
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AIDE scanning time increase

ALL, At work we are using RedHat. We recently moved from version 5 to version 6. We also use AIDE to scan the system. What had been noticed is that going from RH5 to RH6 the scan time for AIDE ...
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Unable to SSH to internal IP

Read a few related questions here and here. The situation is as follows: assume that I have a computer A and computer B. I am able to ssh to both computers when by setting Port Trigger and Single ...
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does linux zero memory released by applications

I was thinking about making Linux more secure. Can I write code that grabs a bunch of memory and go through them looking for "interesting" stuff? main() { char *p = (char ...
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Mount sysv filesystem under Linux

I have a hard disk with a filesystem created by an old version of System V Unix that I would like to mount read-only on Linux. fdisk shows me: /dev/sda1 * 2048 86015 41984 63 ...
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ethernet usb adapter ax88179_178a, ARP captured with 62 bytes

While debugging some l2 protocols on an ethernet usb adapter (chipset ax88179_178a) I noticed 2 bytes from Frame Check Sequence (FCS) are promoted to user data. Dump of the arp frame 60 bytes is now ...
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How to shrink a ddrescue-created image or copy to new image?

I have rescued data from a 2TB hdd (and it turned out that it was not faulty - but this is a different story) and I got a 2TB image. Mounting this image under Linux, I can see (using df) that in this ...
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Is there an easy way to do a host lookup by MAC address on a LAN?

Is there an easy way (on Linux) to implement host lookup by MAC address? In small local networks, it is easy to use for example arp-scan to find out the IP address of some device. I usually use ...
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Running time of locating a file in a directory

When you search for a file in a directory with a large number of files (n), what is the worst case running time of locating this file? I mean does the OS (linux) sequentially check all filenames in ...
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Continuously partition after resize [on hold]

I run parted->resizeparted to a specific partition (for shrinking). How i can make now to all the partition to be Continuously Start\End (I don't want unallocated place + i don't want to use GPARTED). ...
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Start PuTTy session in remote host over network

I have 5 hosts - A, B, C, D and E. A and B are windows hosts. C, D and E are Linux machines running ssh server on port 22. I've copied plink.exe (putty command line backend client) in host B. When I ...
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How to install package with locale dependencies?

I've built my own PHP5.5 on my RedHat6.6 two month ago in order to support Sybase database connections. Today I want to enable memcached support. I tried yum install php55-php-pecl-memcache.x86_64 ...
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Can I raise the CPU usage of a application on Ubuntu?

I'm using GNU/Octave a lot, and sometimes I want to leave my computer alone doing some calculations while I'm working with something else (somewhere else). Using the system monitor, I see that Octave ...