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Alfa Wireless Card disconnects randomly from VirtualBox Linux Guest

I have an Alfa wireless card connected to VirtualBox running a Linux guest. It works, and I can connect to networks, but then it disconnects shortly afterwards. I have to bring the wlan0 interface ...
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Python script to create users and upload ssh keys to remote server from a local machine

This is what I am trying to do. I have a user list csv file containing: user1, SSHkeys/user1.pub user2, SSHKey/user2.pub Store them respectively into $username and $SSHKey Another server list csv ...
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What is the reason for rmdir(1) and rm(1) to co-exist?

I use BSD and Linux every day, I have never had a circumstance which I must use rmdir(1) rather than rm(1). What's the purpose of rmdir's existence? Thank you!
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Trying to build liquidsoap libportaudio not found

I'm trying to build liquidsoap on openSuse 12.2. ./configure is stuck at : configure: error: libportaudio not found However, when I tried installing from rpm: sudo rpm -Uvh ...
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Installing different keyboard layout on live debian image

I've downloaded a debian vm image for some testing: http://exploit-exercises.com/download (280mb) It's a Debian Squeeze machine. I want to use the Belgian layout (which is AZERTY) in stead of the ...
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Chrome keeps opening maximized

Chrome keeps opens up in a maximized windows while I prefer it to open in normal size. No matter how many times I resize it down it stays the same on new windows. I tried resizing the windows then ...
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Where can I find an online Linux Emulator?

I would like to know if there are any online Linux emulators? Thanks
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What is the file “-”, and why can only stat see it?

I'm using Ubuntu 12. When I type into my terminal stat -, I get the following output: File: ‘-’ Size: 0 Blocks: 0 IO Block: 1024 character special file Device: ch/12d ...
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Can `ls` be set to only list the first X files/directories?

I'm trying to make a command which only displays the first 30 files when the ls command is invoked. I found this method... ls | head -30 ... but it ends up spitting out the files in one long list, ...
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Sending Mail on Linux via Bash/Command line

I'm currently trying to send mails via bash script on Linux. I searched the internet and found this code: echo "This is my body" | mail -s"this is my header" thisis@my.mail I don't get any ...
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Command “find” -exec replacing string

I'm trying to find JPG files in a folder tree to execute the command "" to transform it to PDF. The problem is that the code I am running leaves the file in the same directory and I want to move it ...
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Cannot find grldr in all devices

I'm running wubi on XP machine. Started out originally with 8.04, and gradually upgraded to 10.04. Recently, I was creating linux bootable USB drive, and put it in my system to see if it would work. ...
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PAM Authentication / Login

I'm having a little issue on Ubuntu where any commands that require root privileges takes longer to execute than normal. I managed to identify the culprit to the cause after checking my ...
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Stop automatically scanning for Wi-Fi on Linux Mint

How can I disable the automatic scan for other Wi-Fi networks when I'm already connected on Linux Mint? I have an HP laptop with touchscreen buttons and the Wi-Fi button doesn't act as usual. It ...
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Wireless internet connection consistently keeps dropping out after a few minutes of use on Linux Mint

I'm completely new to Linux, installing it for the first time two days ago. I'm using Linux Mint 17.1 32bit Cinnamon edition (I've also tried version 13 and had the same problem). I've put it on a ...
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My laptop often resumes when its lid is *closed*

I have an Alienware M17x with Kubuntu 14.10. When I suspend to RAM and close the lid, very often it will wake up after a few seconds of sleep. Sometimes not. I get the feeling it's related to how ...
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kvm+vfio+vga passthrough, got “root.1” not found

I have a 64bit windows VM using KVM. I want to try VGA passthrough. I started my VM with: qemu-system-x86_64\ -monitor stdio\ -enable-kvm -m 2048 -no-fd-bootchk -localtime -M q35\ -bios ...
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Find files and total their size

I'd like to find a series of files and then get a total of their disk usage. Something like this: $ find . -name 'flibble*' -ctime +90 -exec du -sh {} \; 2.1G ./flibble_116.log 2.1G ...
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What's the easiest & most elegant way to edit files on a remote web server? [on hold]

I need to edit remote files (web application) on remote server. How do I do this most easily? Remote server is Linux web server, files are on shared hosting, where I can use FTP/SFTP, and jailed SSH ...
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Vagrant provision script: echo “source /root/.venvburrito/startup.sh” >> ~/.profile fails

I'm running my vagrant provisioning with a bootstrap.sh script. The script runs fine except for one line: echo "source /root/.venvburrito/startup.sh" >> ~/.profile This line fails. I don't ...
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Is there a way to check if driver si working correctly in VM [on hold]

Before a few weeks I had problem with one driver on Linux it was about my network card. I was unable to fix the driver and I also destroyed the Windows installtion(i was using doul boot). My question ...
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Can't start MySQL to reset root password

I've installed mysql-server on a Linux box and forgot (oops) the root password. Having looked around the internet, the general method is so: Stop MySQL (sudo service mysql stop) Start MySQL in ...
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CRON @reboot vncserver?

Is there any reason per-user cronjobs running vncserver @reboot wouldn't run? When I reboot the machine and look into /var/log/syslog, I see the jobs being run, then cron saying (CRON) info (No MTA ...
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Inheriting file permissions

So I currently have an AirPlay audio streaming service (Shairport) running on Raspbian on my Raspberry Pi. I have it configured to save the metadata for the songs that are played. For every song, it ...
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remote desktop to Fedora 20 with xrdp

I was able to setup xrdp on my Fedora 13 machine and access it from my Windows 7 machine by follow the steps on the first post on this thread It was simple and easy. But when i try the same on my ...
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How can I change rename shortcut key to Enter (Return) in Thunar file manager?

Mouse hover method works for all other keys expect Enter. Editing /home/username/.config/Thunar/accels.scm has no effect and it reloads to previous values after logging in again.
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Find files then tar with wildcard

I have a series of files called: 2014111test.log 2014111test.log.stuff 2014111test.log.flibble 2014115test.log 2014115test.log.stuff 2014115test.log.flibble I want to find all the log files over a ...
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Input/output error reading file

I have a file that is 6.6GB, it just so happens to be a video file, and I'm trying to copy it to an external drive since its quite important for me to keep, however when I try copying it whether with ...
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Sourcing ~/.bashrc in ~/.profile?

I'm quite new to developing under OSX and assigned some aliases and other preferences in the ~/.profile initially, however it got quite big and messy after a while because I had a lot of Environment ...
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Password less ssh AIX Linux

I tried to configure password less SSH from AIX to Linux. I executed the command. scp .ssh/id_rsa.pub root@10.170.163.74:/root/.ssh/authorized_keys When I execute the command and try to connect ...
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apt-file update: No Index available

Why do I get this message (“No Index available”): Downloading Index http://http.debian.net/debian/dists/wheezy/main/Contents-amd64.diff/Index: No Index available. Downloading complete file ...
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How to make tap interfaces persistent after reboot?

Some tasks requires having tap interfaces configured + assign ownership. So, I am doing it manually: sudo tuntap -u <username> sudo ifconfig tap0 up sudo ip a a 192.168.1.1/24 dev tap0 or ...
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Permission denied (publickey,gssapi-with-mic,password)

When I ssh, I get the prompt [host@sma1 ~]$ ssh -Y c00 host@c00's password: Permission denied, please try again. host@c00's password: Permission denied, please try again. host@c00's password: ...
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Reversing scroll direction across Synergy connection

I am running synergys on an XFCE desktop, with the scroll direction reversed (to provide "natural" scrolling, as I prefer these days). I am running synergyc on a Mac laptop running Snow Leopard (as we ...
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Can I access my desktop over VNC at a different screen size?

I've already installed x11vnc and have it running well on my laptop upstairs. I can access my existing desktop session with no real problems, it works great. The problem I'm running into is the fact ...
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grub-mkconfig doesn't detect /boot

lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 596.2G 0 disk ├─sda1 8:1 0 25G 0 part /mnt/arch ├─sda2 8:2 0 2M 0 part ├─sda3 8:3 0 4.5G 0 part ...
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How to find which web technologies were used to develop the web interface of a server only accessable through the local LAN?

We access the server by entering the IP address in the address bar of our browsers, e.g. http://172.16.50.4/ Server OS: CentOS Server Apache 2.2.15 FTP: vsftpd 2.2.3 I use Wappalyzer in my browser ...
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How to install libav-tools in centos 6

I used tutorial to compile it from source but it never worked for me. I am facing error on following points Download x264 codec and compile it: git clone git://git.videolan.org/x264.git x264 cd ...
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Creating WiFi Access point on a single interface in Linux

I am trying to create a WiFi hotspot or an access point on my Linux laptop. I am using Opensuse Kde 12.3. I found out a software called hostapd which lets you create hotspot but it requires two ...
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How do I set Input interface is output interface

I have eth0 with IP X.X.X.X and eth0:0 with IP Y.Y.Y.Y. My goal is if I connect to eth0 then output ip shoud be X.X.X.X and if I connect to eth0:0 the output ip should be Y.Y.Y.Y. Example: VPN ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Verizon stuck in boot loop [on hold]

I have a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 (jfltevzw) and i had a rooted phone until it stopped working. The thing with my phone is that clockwork mod was not installing so i used safestrap... using safestrap ...
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guess the secret text inside a jpg file using outguess in linux

How can I get the secret content of a jpg file using outguess command without knowing the passphrase ? Before all is it possible to do so, guessing the content using outguess in linux without knowing ...
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how to remotely open an URL in Firefox in a specific profile?

I have several instances of Firefox with several different profiles running. Among them profiles with the names "software" and "test". I am trying to open an URL from a bash script to have it open in ...
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Can't get 1440x900 resolution with GRUB2 although vbeinfo says it's available

I'm trying to use GRUB2 in graphical mode with 1440x900 resolution, but the result is always garbled nonsense: the highest resolution I can get is 1280x800. Word is from googling that long as vbeinfo ...
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linux can not excute binary file

Recently I am doing a C++ project in Linux.I have executable file in Linux. I tried to run it and there showed an error: can not excute binary file. I saw similar questions here in SO and they said ...
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LTSP fails while downloading images

Some time ago, I've configured LTSP on Debian machine. I've been using it from time to time and it worked. Today it stopped working and I cannot figure out what's wrong. Client says: Intel UNDI, ...
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Vim from terminal can locate package, GVim cannot

So I've been installing Syntastic and JSHint for some Vim JavaScript syntax checking. which jshint returns /home/myUser/local/bin/jshint which vim and which gvim return /usr/bin/vim and ...
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Run TS3-Client without GUI and connect to a server

I want to run the linux ts3-client without a GUI, i found this answer related to my question, the solution helped me to get the client started but not to connect to a server. I executed the client ...
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Java Web Start seg faults when run with no arguments

We are using Java Web Start to run our java application from our webpage. When the jnlp link is clicked the jnlp is downloaded but nothing happens. No error, no popup, nothing. Running manually for ...
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What are MINIMAL necessary reqirements to run Perl CGI scripts on Apache server?

I have my Apache showing perl scripts as plaint text, not executing them. Googling and playing with settings made me frustrating, because there are numerous and long samples, which are mostly ignored ...