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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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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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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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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 (http://www.tenable.com/blog/...
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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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What GNOME/Xfce based distros work out of the box with Nvidia cards?

I'm trying out linux distros. My desktop has an Nvidia GTX 460 card. Does any one have recommendations for 64 bit linux distros - derived from either Debian/Ubuntu or Redhat- which have 3d hardware ...
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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 file:///mnt/usb/...
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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:~$ software-...
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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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Should installation of Linux on Macbook Air (2015) be avoided for any reason?

I bought a Macbook Air (2015), it's on it's way. What I want to do is to install a Linux distro on the computer. Before I do this I just want to make sure that this won't break my computer. Should ...
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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: root@CiscoCFG:...
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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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Ubuntu as a separate OS v/s Wubi

Due to some hardware problem, I am unable to use both my DVD drive and the bootable USB stick to install Ubuntu as a separate OS alongside Windows 7. I came across WUBI. I was wondering if there would ...
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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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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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How do I setup large capacity SSD to be my OS and Data Backup?

I have a large capacity SSD drive that I want to utilize as follows. I want: A Linux Distro installed to run on any (reasonably new) PC hardware. An exFAT partition for data storage and backup. ...
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Configure traffic class to bringup DCB in back-to-back setup on linux

OS :- CentOS 7.2 kernel 3.10.0-327.el7.x86_64 lldpad:- lldpad v0.9.46 dcbtool:- v0.9.46 ixgbe :- ixgbe-4.3.15 steps followed:- modporbe ixgbe service lldpad start Redirecting to /bin/systemctl ...
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Yocto changes from 1.7 to 1.8?

Can someone point me to something that describes the changes in Yocto from 1.7 Dizzy to 1.8 Fido ? Bitbake recipe syntax, etc. ? I'm trying to port a Freescale NXP SDK setup from 1.8 (uses Yocto 1.7) ...
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Linux mint - Yellowish tint to the display

I am using Windows 10 and the screen display looks perfect. But I wanted to try few Linux OS. So when I tried Linux mint, white color looks like it has some yellowish tint. This didn't happen with ...
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How do I forward/NAT all traffic to one interface to give internet acess for clients in ap?

I am trying to set up a router in my debian vbox virtual machine using an usb wireless adapter in at0, and a bridged adapter in eth0, I'm using airbase-ng and isc-dhcp for leasing IPs. The point is ...
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KDE - When switching between apps (Alt + tab), bring all windows of that app to the front

I'm on Plasma 5 on KDE. I checked the KWin settings but to no avail. I normally have a few Firefox windows open (for debugging). On OSX, when I cmd-tab to an app, all windows of that app are brought ...
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Linux (Ubuntu) Distribution to Development Build

Why or why not would I want to upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 from Ubuntu 15.10 or any Linux release to development build. What are the up and down sides of upgrading to 16.04. I have tried out a daily build ...
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How do I use image.squashfs file in Gentoo

I have downloaded gentoo live DVD of 2.7Gb. It contains image.squash.fs file. How to use it so that I do not need to connect to internet for installing gentoo.As now whn I install gentoo it is ...
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How to downgrade kernel of samsung device SM-T230

I am facing a weird problem. My client reported that our game(which is based on cocos-2dx 2.2.6) displays black screen after focus change on one device namely Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 SM-T230 the Log ...
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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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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 ...