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Couldn't install winexe-1.00, Python not found

When I was installing winexe 1.00, after [winexe-1.00/source4/]./configure I got the following message: checking for python2.6... /usr/local/bin/python2.6 checking for python2.6-config... ...
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Screen multiuser - Permission denied

I'm trying to send input to a screen session from php. So far I have followed the steps explained here Is running GNU Screen suid root the only way to make multiuser mode work? And I have set ...
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How to create physical and logical volumes on system reboot

My system is set up so that I take four devices, create a RAID 10 array out of them, create a physical volume, a volume group, and then three logical volumes, and lastly I create filesystems out of ...
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Single fullscreen application via remote desktop in headless vm

I want to set up a virtual machine (kvm/qemu) that runs on a headless host. The guest should run a Linux system (preferebly Ubuntu Server) that runs a single non-headless application. This should be ...
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CSF Unresolved issue

I began receiving service failures for CSF/LFD once the limit was reached in iptables preventing the service from working properly. I flushed all iptables rules, and redid by rules using CIDR rather ...
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Console program settings

I have a generalized program to be run both in windows and linux. When I run the program in the windows console it halts at a point where the .sh file is to be executed with a window popping asking ...
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Unable to format and install Windows

I am unable to format my hard disk and intall Windows XP. When I boot using Windows XP Professional CD ROM and do the setup, I end up in the below screen. I couldn't delete any partition and install ...
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Offline access to Google Calendar without Chrome

I use Firefox. Quite often when I'm offline I accidentally try to add an event to my Google Calendar. This always fails and even worse, I lose the data. Also reading access in Firefox only works in ...
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linux find command issue

I have a shell script which was written for Mac OSX and now ported to a linux machine. I don't have access to a linux machine currently( I will be setting up a virtual machine soon) Some statements in ...
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Problems with YUM and Python2.7 in Fedora 17

yum update Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit, yum-fast- : downloader Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile fedora: ftp.freepark.org ...
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Proxy HTTP traffic over SOCKS?

I used it once before but I can't remember what it was called. I need to tell my http app to connect to a site but I need to tunnel it through a proxy. Unfortunately the app doesn't support proxies. ...
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Looking for sysconf_addword explanation

What is sysconf_addword? Couldn't find a documentation about this. Is it apache specific?
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Firewall rule for ClockworkMod Tether

After 2 hours for googling, I finally for ClockworkMod tether to compile and run on Fedora 17 x64. Only catch is I have to disable firewall when I am running it, and I am not comfortable doing that. I ...
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Linux RAID Re-Shape Stopped

For the past 8 hours my mdadm re-shape process has been stuck. The output is: Personalities : [linear] [raid0] [raid1] [raid10] [raid6] [raid5] [raid4] [multipath] md0 : active raid6 sdo[11] ...
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Cronjob using the mail function

When I run this mail command from the terminal, there's no problems: mail -s "Test Mail" user@example.com < home/user/example.txt When I add it to a bash script that mainly does this, there's no ...
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Linux terminal colour highlighting?

I'm wondering if it's possible to apply a customised highlighting scheme to linux terminal output, outside of the application that's generating the output. (Therefore, piping the output to some kind ...
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Backtrack graphics

A friend of me want to install BackTrack on his old system (HP Compaq Presario Pentium D). When we type the code 'startx' we've got an error. "Input signal out of range" comes up on the screen. How ...
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Unblocked CHM file works on Windows but not on Linux

I downloaded a .chm file and found that all the content pages are displayed blank. In Windows, I selected privacy tab in Properties and clicked the unblock button. Now I can see the CHM file contents. ...
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How can I change number of rows in Ubuntu server terminal

I use server version of Ubuntu, and I can't find out how to change the number of rows in terminal. I mean I want to scroll back in terminal a lot more rows than the default. I can't make it via GUI ...
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Logs appear to have switched off?

I'm running a ASUS EEE 701 laptop with the stock linux OS. I was (and still am) having problems with a cron not running - so I went to look at the logs - and it turns out that none of the logs ...
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gnome-screensaver disable blank screen

I am using SUSE Linux with gnome-2 My screensaver runs for 5 minutes and the screen goes blank after that. I want to disable the blank screen. I tried the following commands: $ setterm -blank 0 $ ...
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Make crontab work at 0 hour

I try to execute some command like this: */10 0,1 * * * $BPY some_script.py Meaning I want to run it every 10 minutes between 0:00 and 1:00. BUT: I see in my /var/log/cron that it is not executed. ...
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Failed to install laser printer samsung ML-1676 on Fedora 17

I downloaded installation packet from official site, but it is not compatible with latest Fedora releases(too many things changed in services,settings,device names et.) Anyway - when i connect the ...
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Which Linux program can be used to view the hard disk map?

On Windows, defragment tools usually show you a preview of your disk: where the file fragment are placed on disk, where is the free space, where is the places that's not movable, etc. Is there a ...
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Run Windows 7 in (K)ubuntu without reinstalling it?

I've got a windows 7 system and are willing to install kubuntu 12.04 64bit on it now. As I need to run some windows programs I'm willing to keep my windows 7 and setup a dual-boot. For increasing ...
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Wifi and eth behavior

I have a wireless router 150M Wireless Lite N Router Model No. TL-WR740N / TL-WR740ND. Normally, when I'm connected to the local network using eth0 I can ping other machines by issuing ping name. When ...
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When I try to change mode in VI it prompts ^[ char

I am using FreeBsd 9 and I need to use Vi. My problem related with the changing mode (command to insert or insert to command) in VI. I know that I need to use ESC key to change mode. But in Insert ...
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Use USB pen drive as HDD for Linux mint

I have already installed Linux mint to a USB pen drive.It is working,but slow. On a p4 2.8 Machine with 512 ram. Can i speed up this system? Any suggestions ? Thank you.
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Why does my Slackware 13.37 freeze with a kernel bug?

My Slackware 13.37 started to freeze from time to time. Mouse and keyboard stops working, while xmms still playing the song. I paste my syslog and I hope someone could see the reason it crashes. BUG: ...
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How can I follow qsub's standard error?

I am running a job using torque (qsub). I would like to follow the standard error of the job as it is being output. The normal output files (for stdout and stderr) are only being written once the ...
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How to get USB mouse support for guest host VM?

I have a Logitech mouse connected to my computer, but I cannot use all of its capabilities in my virtual machine. In my virtual machine, the back button on my mouse does not work. In order for it to ...
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Cannot mount vmfs version 5 on linux

I know I can mount a vmfs version 3 on linux using vmfs-tools. First I get the iscsi connection using open-iscsi I then check in my partition tool to which virtual drive the iscsi connection has ...
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PPTP password expired: how to fix on a linux client

Today, I discovered my team's PPTP passwords expire and I had to figure this out by looking through log files (/var/log/messages). Part 1 of my question is there a way I can start up my PPTP client ...
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Best way to run autonomous process on Linux machine

I have a Linux machine that I want to leave unattended. I have a program on this machine that I want to automatically start when the machine boots up and runs unattended. What is the best way to ...
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Edit and rearrange a file via command line, imported from Excel 2003

I have a text file imported from Excel 2003 in the following basic format. 43038 12500 s.ramesh labour 43038 13000 m.ramesh doctor I have to arrange this file in such a format ...
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How to connect a USB GDI printer to Linux over a D-Link print server?

Is there an equivalent of the D-Link PS-Link utility for Linux that could mirror a USB port of a GDI/MFP printer over the network for a Linux host? And can the solution be used with D-Link DPR-1020? ...
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Changing the MAC address on a FritzBox WiFi router

The AVM FritzBox WiFi router has a feature to set the required MAC address from the configuration GUI. When we change the MAC address, is this change done virtually at the firmware level, or does the ...
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Clean Multi X Server Setup

I want to spawn a second X Server for my TV and use a Media Station software like xbmc over it. Is it best practice to manage multi x instances from xinit or is there another/better way? Apart from ...
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sudo/su command for Red Hat Server 5.4

Without going into too much detail, I need to execute one linux command on redhat with root user access. Red Hat Server 5.4 does not recognise the sudo command. The command su can be used to switch ...
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How to get out of the Linux Filesystem repair prompt after repairing the filesystem?

When I try to log into my FC16 VM, I end up on the Filesystem repair prompt. I am guessing this is an issue caused by the corruption of the filesystem. In this filesystem repair prompt, I am unable ...
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Best Linux Graphics Card drivers for a Dell M1210 / Nvidia GeForce Go 7400?

I've tried both Nouveau and the NVIDIA Binary Blob, and both are terrible in terms of performance, lag and graphics corruption. The binary also doesn't support the native resolution in console mode ...
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Why is iftop using so much memory? Are there any tools that are powerful, but do not use so much memory?

pmap iftop_id b7fce000 4K rw--- /lib/ld-2.5.so bf9aa000 84K rw--- [ stack ] total 204940K The memory of the server is only 1GB, but iftop takes 204MB. It is crazy that iftop uses ...
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Linux: install GRUB on an external drive destined for another machine

I have a hard disk that's failing, so before it dies completely and I have to resort to backups I want to copy everything (OS and all) onto a new disk, and put that back in the machine the failing ...
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Script in include path not accessible to home user

So I have put a shortcut to one my scripts into /usr/bin so it is included. But command can be run only by root, other users failed to run it :( $ sudo su # chmod +x /opt/altf2/altf2 # ln -s ...
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How to route traffic via another machine before the default gateway

At the moment I have a router on 192.168.0.1, a Linux box on 192.168.0.2 and desktop clients from 192.168.0.3. Everything works with 192.168.0.1 as the default gateway. I'd like to send the traffic ...
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Regarding .gvfs not letting delete a user's home directory

I am using Fedora 9. I removed the user using userdel -r command. The user is removed, but the home directory still remains. When I tried to remove the home directory (rm -rf /home/user/), I get the ...
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Enabling Shell colours through Putty SSH

I have set a number of configurations in my .bashrc file to set the appearance of shell on my Redhat machine. However, when I login as root using Putty, the colours are not shown. I can enable them ...
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Quick way to empty a partition

I have a partition, formatted ext4, that I want to empty completely. I will be repeating this write-then-empty process repeatedly, so I want the emptying step to be as quick as possible. One option ...
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How to display a message upon login to specific tty

In /etc/securetty I commented out tty2 and tty3: #tty2 #tty3 This succesfully disables root login for these two terminals for root. But is it possible to display a message such as "root login is ...
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Assign IP address in two networks and a wireless router

I have one Linux desktop with two NICs, a wireless router, and internet access. The Linux box's eth0 is set to connect to the internet. Its IP address is assigned by the ISP, via DHCP. Eth1 is ...