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How to share ppp0 to wlan0 with redsocks

I can't understand the meaning of this: I have a USB modem along with a USB Wifi router, and I use redsocks for ppp0. Then I want to forward the incoming connection from Wifi to redsocks. I have ...
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Fedora 20 Post-Upgrade: /boot Partition is Almost Full

I just recently upgraded one of my boxes from F18 to F20 which went very smooth (using fedup). However, now my /boot partition is almost full: /dev/sda2 477M 436M 12M 98% /boot ...
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USB key boots, but post-BIOS text-mode menu loops back to itself rather than booting OS

I'm trying to get a Linux Mint Debian Edition 16 USB key booting. On a Win7 machine, using linuxmint-201403-mate-dvd-64bit.iso (or 32-bit, they both do this), I used LiLi and forced it to use the ...
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Detect file size decrease

I am saving streams from browser cache into my home folder. I wrote a script that takes the specific data type and saves them into disk, and names them as data.1, data.2 , data.3 and so on, creating ...
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Kali Linux java

I have a Kali linux sandbox set up with a direct connection to a windows VM. I have JAR files / java exploits I want to serve using the Kali box. After I get the jar file into the Kali Box, I know I ...
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login to phpmyadmin on suse 13.1 fails

' i try to login to PhpMyAdmin (on opensue 13.1 lamp) and get error: Login without a password is forbidden by configuration (see AllowNoPassword) What should i do for enter to phpMyAdmin without set ...
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How to handle a Linux software RAID when one drive has a hardware failure?

I have a server that has two internal hard drives. What happens when one drive has a hardware failure exactly? Does it send an e-mail message to root to get your attention? When it has been ...
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Linux Mint KDE 16 - Copy, cut & paste keyboard shortcuts don't work at dol

Completely weird problem here. The primary keyboard shortcuts don't work. The secondary DO work. I can also copy & paste using mouse but who does that??? The primary (CTRL+C/X/V) are left at the ...
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Unable to start GUI with Lubuntu

Until this morning I haven't any major problem with my computer after updating the OS (Lubuntu) , until the amdcccle crashed not for the first time but this one was special because after this I'm ...
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Setuid command seems to not working

I had windows application installed on Linux Mint computer, for example, in Demo directory. And in Demo folder, I have files directories structure as follow -rwxrwxrwx spuser spuser aaa.dll ...
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why does dd calculated speed uses k=1000. Is it a bug?

Here is an output from my dd if=/dev/st0 of=/dev/null bs=512k 195401+12251 records in 195401+12251 records out 104857600000 bytes (105 GB) copied, 877.728 seconds, 119 MB/s If we take MB = 1024 * ...
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Website displaying incorrectly in Linux OS

My site written in Palatino Linotype a default font for Mac,Widows and Linux(so I Have read) has some headings displaying differently in Linux. This is an OS problem not a browser problem it renders ...
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How to recover failed Harddrive in SLES 11

I attempt to recover important data from primary hdd which running SLES 11. At that time (while error occurs), I did force reboot and then in the terminal login shown (repair filesystem) Then I try ...
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Arch Linux unknown wireless card

I am currently working on an Arch linux build. I am using the 4-1-14 version from a compact disc, which I downloaded from the torrent magnet and verified after burning. I am going to need to use ...
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Windows 8.1 Backup System Image on Samba Share - 0x807800C5 - 0x80070001 (Invalid Function)

This was the error message of the backup utility: There was a failure in preparing the backup image of one of the volumes in the backup set. (0X807800C5) Additional Information: Invalid Function ...
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Move a current debian installation to a new harddrive without re-installing

Forgive me if this has been answered but after a search at least I couldn't find one that handles my case. Feel free to link if it has been answered. I currently have a 750GB drive with the following ...
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DD-WRT print server is working on Linux, but not on Windows

So I flashed the latest DD-WRT on my router, but I can't for the love of God make printing working on Windows. It works seamlessly on Linux though, with the following settings. When I add the printer ...
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Checkpoint VPN client not connecting, Debian Wheezy

Edit: what I'm looking for here is help finding out what's going on at the OS level, so that I can find out for sure whether the problem is on my end or my workplace's end, or in between. I'm not ...
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Granular routing with iptables and iproute2 over VPN

On a host at my house I have a host for a VPN that I need for a couple of purposes. Living temporarily in Japan, it functions as a NAT for some devices so I can still use my NETFLIX and some other ...
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Cant install Half-life 2 on Ubuntu 14.04

Today I tried to install Half-Life 2 on linux but errors occured. This is error log: This system supports the OpenGL extension GL_EXT_framebuffer_object. This system supports the OpenGL extension ...
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Can't install flashplayer on Debian Wheezy

flashplayer is having trouble installing in Debian Wheezy. I need it to be able to watch certain videos on YouTube. It fails on a wget operation: $ sudo aptitude install flashplugin-nonfree The ...
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what is the difference between /var/lib and /var/run

I am studying unix-like filesystem structure especially FHS. Anyways i know in the recent FHS /var/run is moved to /run I can't understand the difference between lib and run. Can someone elaborate ...
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How to install Debian GNU/Linux without Removing Windows or Formating

I want to install debian on my computer, and I already have Windows on it. Is there any way i can install Debian on a partition without removing what's in it or formatting? I can't get past the setup, ...
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Booting livecd from external USB not working (no power?)

I have a usb hard drive with ubuntu 12.10 partition on it, but I can't seem to actually boot into the livecd. I can get to the grub menu, and I select "Try without installing", but then the screen ...
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Win XP connection shared over non-192.168.0.1 LAN

I have a ZTE MF823 3G modem connected to Windows XP Professional. It is seen by the system as local area connection with IP 192.168.0.1 and netmask 255.255.255.0. I'd like to share this connection to ...
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How to find out if a linux machine was connected to a certain wireless access point ?(wireless connection history)

I am trying to find out a piece of log that states that a machine was connected to a certain wireless access point sometime in the past. Where exactly does linux store this information.(some file in ...
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show message when devices connected wireless router

I'm guessing the only way "Universally" to show a message like "Welcome to my WiFi connection" is through a html landing page( redirection). I would say SMB but I believe Windows 8 doesn't allow you ...
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redirecting output in crontab

I have a shell script to monitor table stats and java apps. It works fine when I run manually. But if I put it in the crontab it will get stuck if I don't redirect it's output with export display ...
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How do I remove the old versions of the linux kernel shown in grub boot loader

I am using Ubuntu. I have Linux kernel 3.8.0-35-generic, 2.6.34.14 and 2.6.34.14. I want to delete the 2.6 versions from my system, because 2.6 won't even load when i select them in grub boot loader. ...
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Move rvm/gems or make available to root

On a CentOS 6 server I accidentally installed rvm and a bunch of gems as non-root user. Everything is running well, however I'll need to run rvm scripts as super user later. I'd like to fix my ...
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Why I can't see Ubuntu restricted packages

I don't know what else restricted packages are there, but I'm looking for the sl-modem-daemon package, which according to ...
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How to safetly add a repository

To add a repository to my Centos server, I am doing the following: wget -O /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL-6 https://www.fedoraproject.org/static/0608B895.txt gpg --quiet --with-fingerprint ...
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Securely erase Intel SSD using Live Boot CD

So I am selling on a computer and wish to securely erase the HDD. I've booted into a Live CD (Ubuntu) and run the following commands: sudo hdparm --security-set-pass NULL /dev/sda and sudo hdparm ...
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Merging two directory trees with same structure, but different contents in Unix

I have two directories with the following structure: A |_0 |_1 |_2 B |_0 |_1 |_2 each 0,1,2 directory contains unique contents. I want all of the contents to simply exist as: A |_0 |_1 |_2 Is ...
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configure iptables to block all(as much as possible) bittorrent traffic

good day all This is my current iptables setup Generated by iptables-save v1.4.7 on Wed Apr 9 13:50:31 2014 *filter :INPUT DROP [0:0] :FORWARD DROP [0:0] :OUTPUT ACCEPT [0:0] :LOGDROP - ...
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CentOS Gnome only showing 1TB on 6TB Server?

I just bought a new server and want to use it to store files, It has 2x 3TB hard drives. I Set them up in raid 0 as i don't need any redundancy. I don't know much about servers and command-lines ive ...
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Email spoofing in Linux (received message with no subject and content)

I'm trying to send email using telnet in terminal of my linux. I have connection with telnet now I have typed the commands below successfully. Unfortunately, I only receive the message with no ...
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Groovy performance on Linux machine

I have a problem when I start Groovy on one of my Linux machines - it takes about 30 seconds to execute very simple command: groovy -e "" if I run strace on it, here is what I see where it stops ...
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RHEL linux version dependant mounting if elif else

I am trying to mount as below, where the mount point is version dependant: 1) Find if any of the below 2 are mounted. 2) Find RHEL version, then mount one of the below mount -o soft ...
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Connect two Guest OS's in VMWare WorkStation 10.0

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 in VMWare WorkStation 10.0 and I want to connect and ping / ssh the another Ubuntu 12.04 which is installed in the same host OS in VMWare WorkStation 10.0 Is it ...
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Booting EFI disks in BIOS system

I have a Debian-based system with three drives in it. All three drives have the following partition layout: Model: ATA ST4000DM000-1F21 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 4001GB Sector size (logical/physical): ...
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Can't start linux , boot linux

Model: ATA TOSHIBA MQ01ABD0 (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 500GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B Partition Table: msdos Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 32,3kB ...
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how to cd to pwd of emacsclient when exiting

Can someone provide a hook to change directory into the current directory of emacsclient when exiting emacsclient? I often navigate to some files via terminal, pop open emacsclient to edit some ...
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Routing internal traffic in centos to the internet using iptables

Hello friends i am struck in routing traffic from the office to internet i have a network structure like this http://asthana.me/images/ip.png I have assigned static ip to the cent os server(which ...
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Policy route by source MAC address

I have a requirement to perform MAC based policy routing on embedded Linux platform (desktop Linux example will work as well) . I have examined the man of ip route add command and did not found ...
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Turning iptables off on development server permanently?

What would be the downsides of turning off iptables permanently on a development environment? I don't like the fact that every time I restart virtual box I must do: service iptables stop service ...
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how to recover pv and lvm with no lvm export?

hi i have a server which its first hdd was broken , the server has 2 HDD , the first hdd crashed . datacenter replaced it for me with a new hdd. the second hdd use to have 2 pv on 2 partitions , ...
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size of extent on LVM2

in LVM1 there was a limit of 65k extends. So size of extent had to been chosen carefully between wasted space on partitions (to big extent) and maximal possible size of logical volume (too small ...
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Better setting of EDITOR environment variable to use Sublime Text 2 as system editor?

I want to use Sublime Text 2 for editing Git commit messages. Right now I have the following in my bash rc file: export EDITOR="sublime -nw" This works well if Sublime is already running. But if ...
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Grunt on virtualbox is extremely slow when editing files from shared folder's host machine

My setup consists of a virtualbox running Linux Mint 16 Mate as the guest and Windows 7 as my host. I am running bridged network types although this problem occurs on any network type I choose. I am ...