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Samba, winbind and AD authentication: username is invalid on this system

I am trying to set up a file server with Active Directory authentication using Samba and Winbind. Domain controller is Windows 2000 SP4 (don't judge). File server is Debian 7.7 (latest stable). This ...
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Firefox cannot download certain files when set to ask where to save files

This does not happen with all files, just with some downloads that seem to have nothing special, like from launchpad or deviantart. The same files are downloaded if the setting is changed to download ...
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Nodejs remote debugging ports closed

I have a problem with nodejs remote debugging. I'm using centos on remote server and phpstorm on my PC. When I open putty: I type in command: node --debug-brk=5858 main_server.js, and the output is: ...
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How to make a desktop icon on centos 7?

I am new to Linux and this may sound very dumb but I need to make a desktop icon on centos 7 but I don't know how to do it. I tried googling but I can't even find Launcher. Need help
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Installing Kali Linux 1.0.9 alongside windows 8.1(Read all the previous threads on superuser still confused how) [on hold]

So i want to install kali linux alongside windows 8.1(installed in legacy mode) but i got confused reading many other threads,so i want someone to link me to some tutorial or guide me through ...
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Complete computer freeze during debian install

I am currently trying to install debian 7.7 on a second hand computer, and I get a complete freeze during the install process, always at the same step - updating mirrors, 38%. Here is what I tried to ...
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Close terminal if exit code is not 0 for command after login

For security, I'm trying to set up double authentication for a CentOS server. The way it works is you log into a user with SSH keys then once you log in it executes su to change to the root user, ...
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Logging from linux to windows machine

How to connect windows server via Linux command prompt? I already tried SSH and TELNET command for connecting Windows from Linux. It throws an error.
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Unexpected Bash glob completion uses first match even if ambiguous

If I have the following files in a directory: $ ls a-file-1 b-file-2 something-else And I type $ cat *file*<TAB> The line unexpectedly updates to $ cat a-file-1 | (pipe denotes cursor) ...
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weird behaviour with forever, bash, apache and php

I'm running some node.js scripts with forever. I started them as www-data user (i.e. via ssh logging as www-data@server and typing forever start myapp.js, etc.). Ok, everything goes like a charm; my ...
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ubuntu use proxy for whole network traffic

How to set ubuntu to use a proxy (socks 5) for whole applications traffic? I tried proxychains, but it only works for one app, not whole system. Something like Proxifier on Windows.
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SFTP ChRoot result in broken pipe

I have a website that I want to add some restricted access to a sub-folder. For this, I've decided to use CHROOT with SFTP (I mostly followed this link : ...
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Online Drive Replacement: BTRFS with RAID 6

on a testing machine I installed four HDDs and they are configured as RAID6. For a test I removed one of the drives (/dev/sdk) while the volume was mounted and data was written to it. This worked ...
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Strange bash error: “error importing function definition for `BASH_FUNC_module'”

Sample script: #!/usr/bin/env bash echo "abc" Output from Bash version 4.1.2(1)-release: $ ./a.bash bash: BASH_FUNC_module(): line 0: syntax error near unexpected token `)' bash: ...
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Restore old mc exit directory behavior

I would like to have the OLD behavior of mc, when exiting meant that I will be at the directory where I was before I started mc. I'm only a user on the system, I suspect it's a Suse Linux. The which ...
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Cannot install AMD Proprietary Driver (Cannot find Kernel Headers)

I installed Linux Mint on a relatively old computer setup that I have to use as a media centre on my TV. Since I am using a dedicated ATI graphics chip I need the drivers because the desktop extends ...
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What's the security used in my school network

In my school we have to use the school computers to our homework. I like to work on my machine because I have all well configured (Vim, Firefox and I use Ubuntu instead of Windows ...etc). I use my ...
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How to properly change SSH ports in Microsoft Azure?

I have a virtual machine on Azure—for testing, not a production server—based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The default SSH port 22 is opened by default. I want to change it to 12131. I edited my SSH ...
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How to set Vim inside Tmux as default system editor? (Linux)

At all times I have Tmux running, with Vim inside it. I want text files to be by default opened in that Vim instance, and not a new one. I presume I need to somehow change the default text editor as ...
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What to do with Synology open source DSM 4.0 Tool Chains?

The Synology NAS station’s management software DSM 4.0 has an open source copy on SourceForge: I am thinking to setup my own NAS station with PC. How may I install the DSM? There are few x86 version ...
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btrfs device total usage differs from the sum of each usage

My system lays on a btrfs with 3 disks. btrfs fi show outputs: Label: none uuid: 75a8f1e7-7d79-4a05-8f88-fe02d119bf9f Total devices 3 FS bytes used 14.84GiB devid 1 size 7.74GiB used ...
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Can not view Ubuntu desktop on VNC viewer

I’m having problems on trying to connect to Ubuntu 14.04 via VNC from Windows. I’m able to establish the connection but VNC isn’t showing desktop icons. Futhermore, if I move the mouse on the VNC ...
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Looking for road traffic system [on hold]

I am looking for a software similar to an IRIS Traffic Management system. My company is collecting road traffic information from 3rd party. But we are not sure on how to process the road traffic ...
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How to install the latest version of VLC media player in debian

Recently there was a news that VLC has been upgraded to version 2.1.0 and added support to many new formats and fixed some versions I am using debian and I want to upgrade my VLC on my box. I had the ...
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How can I perform a full texlive installation (all packages) in CentOS?

Title say it all, how can I install texlive and all the packages so I can run tex2pdf on CentOS? I'm rather used to Ubuntu and all this yum business is driving me nuts.
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Live Disk with Persistance: Missing Operating System

I will try to narrow down my questions because I realize this topic is super broad. I'm trying to create a Linux bootable USB disk with persistence for the most recent version of Lubuntu (14.10). ...
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File names with illegal characters on NTFS drive

I have an external drive which is using NTFS. I think what has happened is the file was saved under Linux so has the illegal (to Windows) character ":" in the filename. This file can't be read by ...
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How to change mode of an airmon-ng created interface(mon0) from managed to monitor?

I am connecting to a home router using wifi. The detais of my wireless cards are as follows: #lspci 01:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01) #lspci -vv ...
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Create directory in vifm

I use vifm as my file manager occasionally and was wondering how to create a new directory?! Both vifm -h and man vifm are pretty short and don't really help.. EDIT: Just noticed that in the MINT ...
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How to boot Windows ISO installation using PXE (without Windows AIK or whatever)

I have a Linux PXE server. Can boot into Linux ISO installers using PXE with no problems. But how can I do it with Windows ISO? Just start the installation. Without creating some stuff (winpe) under ...
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How can I diff two XML files?

On Linux, how could I generate a diff between two XML files? Ideally, I would like to be able configure it to some things strict, or loosen some things, like whitespace, or attribute order. I'll ...
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how to make tcpdump to display ip and port number but not hostname and protocol

I'm using tcpdump for some tests I want to see the IP and port number but the output of tcpdump is like IP pl1snu.koren.kr.http > kitch.pl.sophia.inria.fr.dnp: Flags [P.], seq 54:72, ack 1, win ...
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Add a top panel button in gnome shell to turn off monitor

I would like to add in the top panel of gnome-shell a button to execute sudo sh -c 'vbetool dpms off; read ans; vbetool dpms on' in order to turn off the monitor. I have no idea on how to do it.
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Any lightweight Linux/Cross-platform text editor that does tables? [on hold]

I like to organize info in tables. OpenOffice/LibreOffice is too heavyweight, I don't need the hit to swap nor the featureset. Is there any lightweight editor that does a table/grid like that, and can ...
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Find Windows 7 driver for Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express

We have a desktop computer here which has Ubuntu installed. We want to install Windows 7 on an identical computer, but now have no network connection. Windows doesn't recognize the network card. On ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS - GRUB fails to install on a VM

I'm trying to install and run Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 LTS on a VirtualBox for testing purposes. However, I can't even pass the installation process without errors, and it will fail to install the GRUB ...
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How to unpack rar archive with p7zip under Centos 7

I'd like to make my 7z command to be able to extract RAR archives. I have installed p7zip and p7zip-plugins packages from EPEL repository. However, if I try to extract a rar file like this: 7z x ...
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Install win 7 along with a previous linux installation

Trying to install windows 7 on the last partition of my hdd (WD 500 gb lpvx advance format drive). The disk already has 6 previous partitions which have Debian Lenny, Wheezy, and Ubuntu studio 12 ...
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How to upgrade to latest git on debian 7?

I have installed git through apt-get on debian 7 which gives me: # git --version git version 1.7.10.4 I would like to ugrade to the latests version of git. I have tried: sudo apt-get install ...
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Mounting /dev/sda on / and /dev/sdc on /usr

I want to know why you can do that kind of things? Why can you mount /dev/sda on / and /dev/sdc on /usr? Why don’t directory contents collide between /usr of /dev/sda and /usr of /dev/sdc? It ...
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XEN HVM: GUI rendering artifacts on VNC

I'm facing a strange issue running Xubuntu (tried Ubuntu also, same problem with Unity, but no problem with Metacity) on Xen HVM while connecting to it via XEN's builtin VNC. Some parts of the user ...
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How can I write a simple script for the Ubuntu terminal which turns off the screen for X seconds every Y minute?

I am quite tired of getting a headache when working with the screen for too long periods of time. That's why I want to test the following... How can I write a simple script for the Ubuntu terminal ...
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Bash script monitor file modification after its closed

It has already been asked here and I have found the solution for the first part of my question. So for the moment I have a bash script (script1) where I evaluate the sha1sum of a specific file ...
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FTP Not Connected - Can't input user credentials

I'm trying to download a file from a Linux server via FTP from Windows command line. I've successfully downloaded the file with FileZilla (same server, same file), but I want to do it in cmd.exe. ...
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midnight commander subshell - sharing a history file with the shell mc was started from

I am looking for a way to make midnight commander share its subshell history with the parent shell. To be more specific, when I start mc, open its subshell using Control+o and subsequently invoke a ...
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explain the top command in andriod [on hold]

When I use the top command to get CPU information in Android, I get strange data in the following lines: User 0%, System 100%, IOW 0%, IRQ 0% User 0 + Nice 0 + Sys 6 + Idle 0 + IOW 0 + IRQ 0 + SIRQ 0 ...
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Pulseaudio: how to rescan audio devices?

When adding a USB device to my system (I deliberately run no modern stack for device detection), Pulseaudio can't pickup it without restart (pulseaudio -k; pulseaudio --start). Is there an option ...
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Can CygWin 64 bits compile 32 bits sources?

I am trying to compile on CygWin 64 bits the (presumed) 32 bits wake on lan tool here created by Thomas Krennwallner, supposed to compile on Unix and Windows under CygWin. After download I did: ...
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Send emails over port 80 using Linux command line

I have a server that is not allowed to send outgoing emails or have access to any name servers. What it has is an http proxy that allows it to access the other servers and I am able to do wget ...
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Tar using progress bar and handling multi-volumes

I'm trying to create a tar of a large LVM volume onto multiple external drives. That part is solved. Now, because it is a LONG process, I'd like a progress bar. From the excellent articles here, ...