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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 ...
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Logcheck: Any Shortcuts to Squelching The Spew?

I have logcheck running on my server, and it constantly e-mails me reams of warnings. I go through and manually add the regular expressions, but it's getting tiresome quickly, and worse: I'm starting ...
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Linux nat with a secondary ip address

I want to setup nat on a server/router with a multiple public ip addresses (on different subnets and with different gateways, but the same physical ethernet interface), using address A for all local ...
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How to add emerge --info to a bugreport with pybugz?

Users are usually requested to attach emerge --info to a bug report. bugz attach 501008 < (emerge --info) can create this system information in one line, but with a number as file name. Hence the ...
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Graceful shutdown - runlevel 0 scripts not getting called

I am working on a client platform which has RHEL 5.0 OS installed with kernel version 2.6.34.12 . The issue I am facing is that when this system gets a poweroff signal from remote server, it gets ...
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Resolution stuck at 640x480 after trying to install NVIDA drivers

The fans on my Clevo W230ST haven't stopped blowing since I installed Mint. I thought the video card drivers might be at fault so I tried: sudo apt-get install nvidia-current sudo nvidia-xconfig On ...
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Add double forward slash to Linux CLI (RedHat)

I am trying to run a command via a Linux CLI but one of the arguments I need to provide is a URL to the localhost. http://localhost:8983/solr/Search/update java -jar post.jar /path/to/file.xml ...
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shell command to create system v ressource key compatible to ftok system call

I'm working with system V shared memory in an application. during development I need to inspect and, sometimes, delete the memory segment. I know there is the ipcs command to inspect shared memory, ...
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DNSMasq Unable to Ping Remote Hosts

I have two virtual machines setup in VirtualBox. One is acting as a DNS server, and has two network adapters attached to it: Adapter 1: Internal Network (intnet) Adapter 2: Bridged adapter (wlan0) ...
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Unable to connect to L2TP VPN

I've been trying to set up a L2TP/IPSec server on my Ubuntu install using this guide. While trying to connect I ran sudo tail -f /var/log/auth.log, the output of which is below: Feb 8 10:35:41 ...
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object not found in lampp ubuntu 13.10

am a newbie linux user.i have installed xampp 1.8.3-2(lampp)on ubuntu13.10 and configured it. i paste my wwwfolder to ubuntu 13.10 in/opt/lampp/htdocs. now the owner of www folder is root with ...
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mdadm --assemble fails when /dev/sd[abcde]1 reordered

I am having trouble assembling a small RAID5 due to a recurring reordering of /dev/sd[a-f] on boot (Debian7). md0 was initially using sd[abc]1, it contains a LUKS device, which in turn contains a ...
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How to auto mount NFS on to Centos Server

I have started to notice that on a few occasions, an NFS file server that I have does not always mount onto a CentOS file server. I normally have to correct this by using the mount -a command in the ...
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How to locate files within my computer containing strings of text

What I am trying to do: I am trying to locate files with in the directory \\xxxx that contain strings of text DSN=, Server=, UID=, Pwd=, Password=. The files do not have to contain every single ...
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Ubuntu virtualbox stuck at initializing screen

So my ubuntu virtualbox was working fine.. until I decided to try to up it's performance by changing a couple of settings. Things I changed: Base memory: 1468Mb ---> 2048Mb Processors used: 1 ---> ...
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View Excel property on Linux

I have some excel files and need to determine the original creator. On a PC I can check the properties of the excel file, but I want to know if there is something on a linux computer to do this. ...
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GT 720M (Optimus) display driver setup - Crunchbang Waldorf/Debian Wheezy

After installing Crunchbang 11 (based on Debian Wheezy) and booting up for the first time, I am forced into a shell as Xorg fails to start with Fatal server error: no screens found. My laptop has an ...
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Linux changing vimrc theme color with alias

I recently started running Ubuntu 12.04 on an Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.6 and I'm really liking it. I managed to install the Solarized theme and I used sigurdga's gnome-terminal-colors-solarized to ...
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Install CentOS on top of Ubuntu (dual boot)

I have a Ubuntu desktop and would like to install CentOS on top of it as a dual boot. The machine has two drives, each with one partition. I don't want to risk harming my Ubuntu installation. I'd ...
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libcrypt.a undefined reference to NSSLOW_

We have centos6 6.5 64bit server. It had been setup for 32bit development. Our project is statically linked. a team member installed the most recent openssl, openssl-devel, and openssl-static 64bit ...
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Networking issue solved by changing VMs MAC address of VM but the root cause of the issue is still a mystery

I have a Linux VirtualBox VM on a MacBook Air that connects to the internet via USB ethernet cable. The Linux VM uses a bridged adapter that I switch between wifi and wired usb, depending on my ...
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Setting up dual-boot on 1 drive and storage partitions for 2 drives

I have a 120GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. I want to install Windows 7 Ultimate and Linux (Ubuntu) on the SSD, split it by 60gb each or however close to evenly as possible. Then the storage HDD I want to ...
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how to keep number of files in a folder less than a limit

I'm trying to create a bash script to limit the number of files to a limit of 50000. I want to run the bash script on crontab every 5 min so it can keep deleting the old files when the number of ...
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How to NAT to different interfaces under linux?

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server with 4 ethernet interfaces, 2 of which connect to nonconfigurable network devices on eth5 and eth6. Each device can only be reached on 192.168.100.1 via telnet. I believe ...
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trying to format old drive, got “ext2fs_mkdir: Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read while creating root dir”

I had what used to be an old NTFS hard drive. Something went wrong years ago with the drive, and it wouldn't boot into windows. I had an invalid windows key, all kinds of pirated software, and ...
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Basic HTTP authentication proxy?

I'd like to configure my smartphone to use the web filter Privoxy application I left running on a Linux appliance at home, as an easy way to simplify web pages and rid them of ads missed by ...
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Changing caps lock to tab in Linux/Gnome 3.x

I have (physically) broken my tab key and would need like to use the CAPS LOCK key as the tab key instead. I have tried to do this with xorg.conf Option "XkbOptions" "tab:swapcaps" but it ...
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Decoding H.264 file to YUV with deblocking filter

When I'm decoding a H.264 file to YUV using ffmpeg, the deblocking filter flag is disabled. I ran the ffmpeg code in Linux using the command ./ffmpeg -f h264 -i input.h264 output.yuv Can anyone ...
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My wireless card is not being detected

I have a NIC Realtek rtl8111/8168b with the r8168 drivers in use (note that the r8169 drivers that come with the card do NOT work) with a Scientific Linux with kernel version 2.6.32 that does not ...
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Zorin OS not starting?

I have Zorin OS and Elementary OS installed in the same partition of my computer. I am able to boot Elementary but Zorin OS is not starting. I use grub bootloader. When I try to start Zorin OS, it ...
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Linux symbolic links not showing in Windows over FTP

I have set up my Raspberry Pi as a storage server. It has a 2TB disk attached to it via USB and I installed ProFTPd to provide access to it. CIFS/Samba had too much overhead, eating away all of the ...
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Cannot access apache2 serve

I have machine 1 running Fedora 20 64 KDE running apache2 and openssh server having IP 192.168.0.10 connected via crossover cable (cat 5e) to my machine 2 running Fedora 20 64 cinnamon IP 192.168.0.1 ...
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Linux permissions and dnscrypt-proxy (Network permission?)

I asked this on "ask Ubuntu" and had much luck yet, so I thought I might try here as well http://askubuntu.com/questions/409660/dnscrypt-proxy-works-but-with-incorrect-permissions I have successfully ...
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how can i keep several linux virtual containers in sync

I have one website which initially we were hosting externally and we three environments like DEV TEST UAT PROD Now they have given us `4 virtual containers where i have to install everything ...
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define partition sizes using two harddisks with two OS

I bought a new computer with the harddisks. The first one is a 250GB SSD HD and the second one is a normal 2TB HD. I would like to install windows 8.1 and linux on my computer and to have a common ...
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500 error after changing directory permission on wordpress

I changed the permission of uploads directory of wordpress on cpanel file manager. After that my site started to give 500 error on homepage. I didn't do anything else. After that I changed the ...
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Issues installing MariaDB (5.5.34) on Debian 7 (Wheezy)

When attempting to install MariaDB (5.5.34) on Debian 7 (Wheezy) apt-get outputs the following: Setting up mariadb-server-5.5 (5.5.34+maria-1~wheezy) ... [ ok ] Stopping MariaDB database server: ...
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Installing Gunicorn using Cygwin

How can I install Gunicorn using Cygwin? I can't seem to find the Gunicorn Package on Cygwin...Unless I'm understanding the issue on github wrong, I think it does support Gunicorn. Also I found this ...
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Ununtu 12.0.4 LTS Boots to some unknown mount point

I installed Ubuntu 12.0.4 LTS to a 2TB Sata with a swap partition and a data partition. I installed mdadm and setup an incomplete raid. I later unmounted that raid (to which it erred as non-existent) ...
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Remote IP on a local device

What I want to achieve is to be able to have one of the IP addresses from a remote server on a local server (raspberry pi). Right now the network map would look like this: RPi (192.168.0.42) ---> ...
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How to change permission of a vmdk disk image mounted on Ubuntu/Linux?

I created a disk image from a Linux/Ubuntu physical machine using dd and converted it to vmdk using qemu. Now on Ubuntu (running in VMWare Fusion/Mac) I can inspect all files from that drive once it ...
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7-zip backup folders, exclude some of folders but keep excluded folder's name

By using 7-zip in Linux I need to save zip file to absolute path: /var/www/vhosts/mysite.com/httpdocs/app/webroot/myfiles.7z backup all files and subfolders inside this: ...
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DHCP fallback based on /etc/hosts lookup of your hostname

I have a Kubuntu box (12.04) which usually gets its IP via DHCP. However, it also has a hosts file with some entries in case the DHCP+DNS server fails. Now, if there is no DHCP available, I want the ...
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Use the ascii code of a character as an input to sort

I'd like to sort a file with a specific delimiter (ascii 0xff) and the records are zero-terminated. I cannot use the following command though: $ sort -z -t \xff -o data data The error message is: ...