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Is there a command for ubuntu,mint-like systems to open n-terminals, automatically name these, connect and cd on a remote server?

Every morning I have to open a lot of remote sessions at work on a linux distribution, label the session-Windows, type ssh user@server and cd to a directory on that server. I want to save time and do ...
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Can't install software from Ubuntu software center

I've been experimenting with Ubuntu 10.04(64bit) inside a VirtualBox VM. This isn't my first experience with Linux, but I'm still very much a Linux noob. Whenever I try to install software from ...
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Linux as a host with multiple Windows XP virtual machines

I am tierd or how my computer slows down... no matter what I do eventually it gets slower. I think I need a new system, a new way of doing things. Recently, for an unrelated matter I have been ...
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Why don't all Linux distributions offer hybrid disk images?

Why don't all Linux distributions offer disk images you can simply dd or cat to an USB drive? Are there downsides to these hybrid images?
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Are there long term support distros that offer Gnome 3 as their primary desktop environment?

Are there long term support distros that offer Gnome 3 as their primary desktop environment? I know ubuntu offers native Gnome3, for example, but since the focus of Ubuntu is on Unity, I'd be afraid ...
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how do I copy a (bootable) linux distribution across devices?

how do I copy a (bootable) linux distribution across devices? this is useful, e.g., if I have a bootable partition running linux (possibly but not necessarily running), and I now want to copy it to a ...
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Linux distribution detection with Nmap

When I run Nmap with OS detection it delivers the kernel version of the Linux host instead of the name of the Distribution. Nessus does Os detection based on banners ...
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Files with write permission for all in /proc directory on CentOS 6.4

While searching for files writable by others, I'm coming across many files available in subdirectories of /proc. I'm not much aware of the usage of these files, but curious to know whether if someone ...
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Number of packages per repository (major distributions)

Is there a website where i can find how many packages the major distributions have?
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Metasploitable_2 (Cannot issue apt-get to update or install any packages)?

I just setup Metasploitable 2 on VMware Fusion. I downloaded the image from here. I've booted it up and everything and can navigate around but would like to run a apt-get install update and possible ...
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Small bootable package to enable ssh client?

I've been trying to find the smallest possible package to put on a cd/thumbdrive that will allow me to use an ssh client on a wired networked computer. I'm talking about really barebones stuff, no ...
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User install package generates email

I wanted to know that is there any mechanism that when user install/uninstall any package by sudo. Its generates email and send it to the root's email address. I am using centos 6.4 and usually ...
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Ubuntu 10.10 Software Center not responding

I am trying to open the Ubuntu 10.10 Software Center. It's not opening. What could be the issue? If I try to run Software Center from the terminal I get the following error: kush@kus:~$ ...
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Using VMware Player to run Linux Distros via Flash Drive

I want to easily move multiple linux distros between my machines (Mac & Windows) via flash drive. Each machine will have VMware player installed to boot the OS rather than booting directly from ...
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Is there a tool similar to microsoft system centre configuration manager available on in Linux?

I am looking out for a tool similar to microsoft system centre configuration manager on linux platform which is available with GNU license and that can be used for doing multiple tasks like to ...
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ubuntu 12.04 server and tftp access violation issue on put command

I installed tftp as per this document: http://icesquare.com/wordpress/solvedtftp-error-code-2-access-violation/ I followed this to the letter 3 times and every time I put a file I get: ...
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Show hidden folders and files on Fedora 19

I'm in the middle of a migration from Ubuntu to Fedora. How do I make Nautilis in Fedora show the hidden files and folders (those with a dot)? It's Nautilus 3.8.2, if I go to Preferences and choose ...
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How can I remaster a text-based linux distro?

So I have a Ubuntu minimal install, it is exactly the way I want it when I want to have a fresh install, with the included settings, packages, etc. It has no desktop, it is completely CLI. What is ...
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Browser only linux distribution

I had set up moodle server for teaching students at my department. We have 2 computer rooms that are used by students for accessing this server and completing quizzes. Currently all computers have ...
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My username and password dont work on SHH Trixbox

I have a Trixbox Linux instaled (based on Asterisk distribution). I can acces the console normally with my root account. Its very simple, restart my machine, type login: root and password ***** and ...
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Linux: Compare packages

Is there a simple way to compare all the current installed packages to the defaults (a fresh/clean installation)? So that I can see what packages I removed and which packages I manually installed? I ...
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Problem In getting alien package converter update in Ubuntu 9.04

I have to convert a .rpm file into the .deb file to install VMware server into my ubuntu... I am facing a problem in downlaoding the update...can anyoneone guide me through the process...I tried sudo ...
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installing software repository error message

I am trying to install Team Viewer locally from USB drive. I downloaded it from the Web (teamviewer_linux.rpm). I am getting following error message: [Errno 14] Could not open/read ...
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Is udisks used in all Linux distros?

I am creating a program that uses UDisks2 and was wondering which distros use this to have an idea on what I support. Is there a way to find out?
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accessing bitlocker volumes in redhat linux

I have a laptop running windows 7 ultimate. I have encrypted my drives using bitlocker. Now I have also installed redhat linux 6.0 along with windows. But my encrypted drives are not visible in linux. ...
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How to spilt a bootable linux distro iso file onto multiple dvds or cds?

I have customized a centOS distro , by including some packages such as VLC,eclipse etc. but now the size of distro exceeds 7.42 gb. I want to : split the large distro iso into multiple small iso ...
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Split & burn ISO of more than 20 gb to multiple DVDs

I have customized a CentOS distro with custom packages but now I have issues related to its distribution since its size is around 24GB! i.e.: I want to split my large ISO in multiple small ISOs so ...
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Install newer version of GCC in Knoppix

I have Knoppix 7.30 installed on a USB with a persistent file. It comes with GCC 4.7.2. I would like to install GCC 4.9.x or 4.8.x. Being that Knopppix is based on Debian I would normally do ...
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wget input/output error (on linux CentOS / VMware)

I have booted a Linux OS (CentOS-6.5-x86_64-LiveCD.ISO), in VMWare Workstation (host windows Home). When i type this command i get the error as follows: $ wget input/output error I wonder if it is ...
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Accidentally xkilled desktop and taskbar on linux

I was on CentOS with KDE, and I accidentally pressed Ctrl+Alt+Esc, and then clicked the desktop, and the taskbar. Only the mouse pointer worked now. My short research showed that this is xkill, and it ...
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Is possible to RemasterCentos 6?

I have fully configured machine running Centos 6 for my own software development. I want to replicate the configuration of this machine to another machine without needing to set up everything again ...
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Disk Partitioning and a Weird dev Configuration, how to fix?

I want to dual boot Fedora and openSuse since I'm testing them out. I need a stable linux work machine for my thesis, and I'm wary of using the latest Ubuntu (Debian is a good candidate, but I am so ...