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How to remote-access a running program in linux?

I left a program (netbeans) running on a remote computer and I'd like to save the session (I know, I know |-( ), and exit, so I can work at my current location. I do have access to that computer via ...
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Different fonts in URXVT for users on the same computer

Two different desktop users on the same machine with the same fonts and the same xrdb are getting different fonts in URXVT, and one of them looks horrible. I have no idea what could be causing the ...
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ruby1.9.3 links to ruby1.9.1 in Debian Wheezy after install with aptitude

I have just attempted to install ruby1.9.3 with aptitude but for some odd reason it keeps symlinking /usr/bin/ruby1.9.3 to /usr/bin/ruby1.9.1. Here are the ruby version in /usr/bin: lrwxrwxrwx 1 ...
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minimal linux install for vmware

I want to install minimal version of some distro for vmware. I only intend to use gedit, terminal, putty and chromium. Copy paste and resize should work. I had installed minimal ubuntu but on ...
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Error message using scp over ssh

I'm not sure what's going on but as of late I can't seem to get any files copied to local from my remote server. I tried rsync from local and get the following error message: mut@mylocalcomputer:~$ ...
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Why does Touchegg's CPU usage increase over time?

I'm using Touchégg on Arch Linux and it functions splendidly. However, I'm noticing that as I use it, it gradually takes more and more CPU time. There are a few things to note: If I kill the ...
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empty hard drive when mounted

i mounted a previous Hard drive had had mounted on a previously installed ubuntu server version 12. i then upgraded and installed ubuntu 13 and when i mount the same hard drive, the contents of the ...
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Search if program is installed for a particular purpose (Linux)

So, I am using Ubuntu 12.04.4 and I wonder if there is a program for opening PDF-files installed. I find that evince is installed in the system (by googling), and I stop to think if this can be done ...
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Host single line message to local network

I can do python -m SimpleHTTPServer 9000 to host the contents of the current directory to port 9000 on the local network. However, is there a way to simply host a single-lined message? e.g.: ...
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Using regular LINUX password for mapping (mounting) LINUX directory to the MS windows

How can I configure samba so that users can map their home directory on a linux server to the local MS Windows machine (so called network drive mapping), by using their linux account and their regular ...
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Set ENV variable for all commands in current directory in mac os

Is there a way to run all commands in current directory with some ENV variables predefined? Example of what I need: I put some file, say .env in my directory, with: export SECRET='abcd123' Then I ...
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HDD Current_Pending_Sector attribute going up and down

I have Western Digital Caviar Black drive (model WD2002FAEX-007BA0). System is running Linux Mint 14. Filesystem on drive ext4. Recently I've got some i/o errors on one of the files. Then I've ...
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dd MBR and one partition

I have 2 partitions on a drive and I need to use dd to create a new image of just the MBR and second partition. Here is the output of fdisk -l /dev/sda Device Start End Blocks ...
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How to make chrome recognize a new device after copying .config/google-chrome folder?

I recently installed linux on a new laptop. And I copied the ~/.config/google-chrome folder from my old laptop to the new laptop to duplicate previous settings. But the problem is now the two devices ...
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How to match .grd data and .txt data

I have a lot of data in .grd and .txt formats, for example: 20121201.grd 20121202.grd .. .. .. 201121231.grd and also: Result.2012.1201.txt Result.2012.1202.txt :: :: Result.2012.12.31.txt I ...
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Unmountable SD card (error -110)

I'm trying to access data unto my micro sdcard (using a SD card adapter) from my Linux system. But each time I try I get nothing but an error into dmesg: mmc0: error -110 whilst initialising SD ...
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Which virtualization software like vmware but open source can be installed on directly onbare metal?

Which virtualization software like vmware but open source can be installed directly on bare metal? Is it possible with oVirt?
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Is it possible to create software Raid array with operating system partition included?

I know that software raid array can be created in the OS it self. But my question is, Is it possible to create a software raid array including partition which is having Operating System installed ? Or ...
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Recover software RAID

I built a RAID-1 with two hard drives using mdadm. Command used was: mdadm --create /dev/md0 --level=1 --raid-devices=2 /dev/sdb /dev/sdc it went fine, I create partition table and partitions in ...
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Enabled WOL - Now my computer powers on by itself

To use the wake on LAN feature of my onboard network interface, I had to enable "Wake on PCI-Express" in my BIOS settings. WOL works fine now. The only problem is that my computer turns itself on ...
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Linux - archived view of folders (and files) without actual disk occupation - how?

System: Linux Mint 16 with Xfce. Context: For remote backup I use encfs with the reverse option (http://linux.die.net/man/1/encfs). This gives me an encrypted view of files on disk. I can then ...
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How to stop and continue the process

I used ps -fT pid to manage a bunch of process forked from the specified pid. Now I want to modify some settings so I want to stop the processes whose pid is in ps -fT pid. After the modification ...
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Ubuntu file ownership issue

I've got a problem with my forum platform being unable to install modifications, as it complains the "Packages" directory isn't writeable. It's chmodded to 0777, so it's not a permission issue, but an ...
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On arch linux ping on gateway but not on 8.8.8.8

When I ping gateway, I have 100% success, but ping 8. 8. 8. 8 results in 100% loss, as does ping www.google.com. Any ideas what's going on? #ip link set etho up #ip addr add (ip)/(natemask) ...
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Linux installed on external HDD won't boot

I installed Arch Linux on the second partition of my external hard drive and marked the partition as bootable in GParted, however it won't boot even if I select it from my BIOS' Boot Menu (it says ...
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linux quota how set grace time

I need create a script to set quota to my virtual users. Quota system works perfectly on my test-server but I can't set "grace time": quotatool -u test001 -bq 100M -l '150 Mb' /home it's easy ...
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ubuntu infected by something from windows

when sharing some files with one of my friends who uses windows, i found a suspicious file in his pen-drive, deleted from it, but after that my trash can shows its full, deleted everything , but its ...
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red 5 recorder app set up

Does anyone know how to set up this Red5 Recorder application on Red5 1 RC2 for Linux CentOS 6.4? I followed set up of WEB-INF folder from this document http://fms.denniehoopingarner.com/newapp.html ...
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autossh - remote binding and closing the tunnel

I'm trying to tunnel computer a to computer b (using autossh) I want that port 8080 in a.com will be mapped to port 8080 in b.com from computer A: autossh -M 0 -q -f -N -o "ServerAliveInterval 60" ...
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who / w / logname broken in multiple terminals

I have a strange problem: In a GUI session, depending on the terminal being used the following two (related) problems appear: who and w doesn't list the user's active session logname returns ...
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Dualboot troubles with Linux Ubuntu and Windows8

I dont know how to dualboot the system. I can only change the boot option in BIOS and then boot either windows or linux. When I have set a Linux boot option and after starting a computer i choose to ...
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To make sure my IP “changes” regularely

Hostnames of free no-ip DDNS will expire every 30 days. So to avoid expiration of the domain, I found a trick to change the IP every now and then, from ...
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How to check CPU temperature on BAMT (Debian)

How can I check CPU temperature on BAMT? BAMT is Debian based bitcoin/litecoin mining distribution (kernel is 2.6.32-41 32 bit version). I've tried with lm-sensors, every time I'm using, I'm ...
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ext4fuse as non-root on FreeBSD10

I have 2 operating systems on my computer, a Arch Linux on a 100GB ext4 partition, a FreeBSD on a 250GB partition and all my data on 2 2TB separated ext4 disks. I wan't to access the files from this ...
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Unable to stop tomcat server

I have tomcat 7 running on a virtual machine running Linux. I started tomcat as foreground process using a script and don't know how to stop it. I have tried stop, restart, start but all of the are ...
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Secure boot validation failure loading ext4_x64.efi

My setup: - Lenovo U510 with preinstalled Windows 8 - UEFI and Secure Boot enabled - Fedora 20 installed on a new ESP partition Having two ESPs I wasn't able to boot Windows with grub, so I ...
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How to choose gtk version for Eclipse RCP application in linux?

I have an Eclipse RCP application which I want to run in Linux environment that has multiple gtks installed. Is there a way to choose the gtk version against which I can run the application? Linux ...
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Ubuntu kernel upgrade after graphic card driver update

I use Ubuntu 12.04 with an ATI Radeon 5450 graphic card. I use 2 monitors, and I had to update the video driver because the default one doesn't remember its settings after reboot. I have found out ...
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FreeRADIUS fails to start

I don't remember exactly what I changed, but I think I replaced the current Freeradius users file with one from a backup and I guess permissions got messed up somehow. I get this written to the logs ...
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How to get Ubuntu's latest repositories on elementry OS Luna?

I know that ElementryOS luna is based off of the Ubuntu 12.10 LTS, and so the packages are outdated (ex: the sudo apt-get install gimp will get you 2.6 instead of 2.8) so how do i get the latest ...
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cwrsync and long file names issue

I am trying to use cwrsync on my windows server to backup to my linux server, but am running into an issue where the file names become too long. So a user on one of the systems will have a mapped ...
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transmission-daemon web 403 forbidden

Using transmission-daemon on a Raspberry Pi with Respbian, I always get 403 Forbiden when I try to visit RPi_IP:9091/transmission/ from another computer via local network. My settings.json: ...
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How to store setings

I have made my .bashrc give me two types of prompts; longp: xanth@X-VboxTux:~➤➤➤ and shortp: ➤ I have done this by writing a 0 or a 1 to a file and then to determine what prompt should be shown ...
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Linux: Use TabletPC as Drawing Tablet for PC

Since my tablet pc isn't really strong (or the screen really big...) I'm working with CAD on my tower, currently only with keyboard and mouse. Now I would like to use my tablet pc as a graphics tablet ...
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rsync over ssh but block changes to authorized_keys file on remote computer

OK I finally got rsync over ssh setup with authorized keys. Since I don't want my users browsing the filesystem, I have modified the authorized_keys file to run an rsync script. That way they can't do ...
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Install Debian on MacBook Pro Late 2013 with pure EFI

I resized the OSX partition. I installed rEFInd from within OSX. rEFInd works fine. When I try to install debian from the netinstaller, I have the problem, that I cant get up the ethernet interface. ...
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Linux limit instances per user

Is there a way to limit number of instances of a particular program user can run? Example, I have installed game server on a server and I want to give permission to another user to run at most 2 ...
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Removing guest account from Ubuntu 12.04 caused Ubuntu to go to terminal on startup

I have used this tutorial to disable guest account on Ubuntu 12.04. The change was basically adding this line allow-guest=false to the file /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf And the result was that on ...
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Issues with this sh script?

Having issues executing this sh script...i don't see anything wrong with it, does someone else see something I screwed up? echo "**************************************" echo "*** ...
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Stop deletion of files in Linux

I'm looking for a way to stop accidental deletion of some important files in Linux, but with a couple of criteria. The file has to remain writable (so it can of course still be replaced with rubbish ...