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Stuck in a virtual console after init, not sure how to proceed

When I turned on my laptop today this message (for a first time greeted me) login as: root root@10.10.10.158's password: Last login: Sun Sep 7 10:25:51 2008 from 10.10.10.41 Linux debian ...
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Which Package has net_tstamp.h?

I attempted to compile the source code here: http://os1a.cs.columbia.edu/lxr/source/Documentation/networking/timestamping/timestamping.c?a=x86;v=2.6.32 However, I got a compiler error: error: ...
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What time does cron.monthly jobs run in SLES?

doc says cron.monthly will be scheduled according to the first run time and it compares /var/spool/cron/lastrun/cron.monthly with current time to run. Question is will it run according to the ...
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How can I set up a proxy for HTTP POST requests?

I have a web service that accepts POST requests. This is a network internal service where internet attacks are not a concern at this layer. However, it's not always fast. The user doesn't need the ...
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Python 2.7.3 is not installed in centos 5.8

Python 2.7.3 installation in centos Python build finished, but the necessary bits to build these modules were not found: bsddb185 dl imageop sunaudiodev ...
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Modifying the linux scheduler

I want to change specific parameters of the linux CFS scheduler like the virtual runtime of particular processes dynamically ( vruntime parameter in the sched_entity ). Is there any definite method to ...
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Troubleshooting X sudden restart/crash using XFCE 4.8 with stylus pen

I have a convertible laptop/tablet with graphics tablet screen, which often logs out of the current X session whilst using GIMP 2.6. I am dropped back to the login prompt without a system wide ...
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Make Different users in Unix or Linux and Set their individual permissions

I want to make different users at my server(say 22.23.34.*) and set each user's permissions to their particular directory only. Lets say my server is having three directories Directory A, B, C => Now ...
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Classpath reading in Linux

$ $CLASSPATH $ $ source .profile $ $CLASSPATH > bash: :/usr/java/connectors/mysql-connector-java-5.1.23-bin.jar: No such file or directory $ /usr/java/connectors/mysql-connector-java-5.1.23-bin.jar ...
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1 minute deployment of custom Linux installation

A typical Debian/Ubuntu installation takes at least 15 minutes, and you have to answer a lot of questions along the way. Yet a VPS service on the Web is able to deploy a ready-to-use Linux server in ...
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Dual booting windows 7 and Mint 14 with “something else” option

I would like to do a dual boot of Windows 7 and Mint 14 on my Acer netbook which already has Windows 7 Pro 64-bit installed on a terabyte hard drive. I have already shrunk the Windows 7 partition to ...
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Timeout in whois command

Unable to figure out the problem with whois command. Whenever i give any query to whois command it gives timeout error. I also learned about jwhois command but it seems it is also getting similar ...
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Can an inode table on the root partition be-rebuilt or salvaged?

A friend (not technical) has a Linux server running CentOS which will no longer boot. His IT guy looked at it and says the inode table on the root partition was basically gone. Since the inode table ...
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Lightweight, small-memory-friendly job scheduler/control system for Linux?

I'm looking for a job control system for Linux. Before you ask - quite aware of cron and at :-) What I want is something where I can set time windows for jobs to run in, priorities, and some simple ...
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Laptop freezes upon booting Linux distributions from USB flash drive

I'm trying to boot a live distro on a VAIO YB35AL ultrabook. It doesn't have an optical drive, so I'm using a USB flash drive, and deploying the Linux ISOs to it using either unetbootin or Universal ...
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KDE 4 has only 1 switch effect?

In the KDE 4 Desktop Effects dialog, I can see these switch effects: Box Switch Cover Switch Flip Switch But no matter which one I choose, when I press Alt+Tab, the switch effect is always the ...
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Install linux/bsd on compact flash using USB connector

How do I install linux/bsd on compact flash with usb compact flash adapter. The compact flash will boot on single board x86 computer as an IDE drive, but I'm doing the install on a regular computer ...
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connect to windows from ec2 via vpn

I am not sure if I should be asking this kind of question on stackoverflow, so if not please be kind and point me in the right direction. I am trying to connect my ec2 ubuntu 12.04 to a windows ...
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How to calculate max_connections for PostgreSQL and default_pool_size for pgbouncer?

Is there a rule or something I can use to calculate a good number for max_connections, default_pool_size and max_client_conn? The defaults are odd. PostgreSQL defaults to max_connections=100 while ...
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Tomcat installation is not working on fedora 15

I am trying to install tomcat on my machine(Linux Fedora 15). I have followed the below steps I have entered in to root and typed the following [root@user ~]# tomcat bash: tomcat: command not ...
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How to set thermal throttling lowest CPU clock on Linux?

I am having huge problems with thermal throttling on my Thinkpad T420 with Core i7 and Nvidia Quadro. When the throttling starts I get the kernel message: [42544.677294] [Hardware Error]: Machine ...
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How to create new directory in Netatalk 3.x (AFP) share with group write permission

I have 2 users : userA userB both in the group : studio They are using the same shared folder workdir if userA creates a new folder inside workdir, it looks like : drwxr-sr-x+ 2 userA ...
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Merging unallocated space into existing partition

I need some help with merging free 3.7GB unallocated space with my existing ext4 partition. I can't seem to figure out how to do this. Keeping the data on the existing ext4 partition is of utmost ...
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msiexec command not found in linux to install msi file

I had a .msi file which is developed in asp.net in windows now i want to install .msi file in linux by using the command in terminal as follows msiexec /i myfile.msi but it show msiexec command not ...
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Sandboxing of files without a new user

Is it possible to isolate certain folders from all programs except one, without creating a new user? A bit like a reverse sandbox. Specifically I want to protect the .bitcoin folder from being ...
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How to unblock blocked wget and aptitude?

My debian server's wget and aptitude was blocked by firewall administor. Which ports should I inform firewall to unblock?
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USB ports work in Linux but not in Windows?

I have a few USB 2/3 ports which work great in Linux, but cannot detect anything in them on Windows. This seems to be the problem, as shown in the Device Manager: Any idea why these two USB buses ...
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DNS nameserver for a specific domain

I need to be able to resolve one domain via a specific DNS server, while everything should be resolved by other DNS server(s). For example, resolve bbc.co.uk via 1.1.1.1 DNS server, but everything ...
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Command not executing inside shell script?

#!/bin/bash value=$(</var/www/sym_monitor/man.txt) if [ "$value" == "true" ]; then ps -ef|grep sym |grep -v grep |awk '{ print $2 }'|sudo xargs kill -9; (cd ...
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Ubuntu user ftp access

Having real issues with ftp access to my cloud VPS ubuntu solution. I have tried both vsftpd and pure-ftpd. I found that both were limited. I have now tried to focus on vsftpd as it is well received. ...
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Free 'no-host OS' virtualization and vm management for desktop

Is there good, robust enough for every-day use, way to setup free hardware-based virtualization which would support at least Windows and Linux and also be supported by some usable, user-freindy and ...
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Port 443 TCP HTTPS Connections very slow - Ubuntu

I have a server application in linux that connects to port 443 to send HTTPS messages using SSL. When I run this code on my home linux box these connections go through instantly, but when I run this ...
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OpenSuse 12.2 and drbd

I am trying to setup tow NFS servers mirrored by drbd using OpenSuse 12.2 x64. There is a yast2 package for the drbd which I installed. The module is found under yast2 - Mischellaneous. I get the ...
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How to dual boot Mac OS X and Ubuntu without rEFIt

I want to install Ubuntu on my Mac but I don't want have to use rEFIt. Can I do that? Can I just hold the control key on startup and use that to pick what I startup with? And if so would I install ...
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3rd party tool for log rotation in Linux?

I want an auto archive all of my log files for an application on my Linux distro. Also after the log files have been archived, the actual log files should be deleted (not the archived ones). I know ...
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Boot a Linux Kernel on USB drive

I am trying to boot Linux kernel version 3.2.0 from USB drive. I formatted the USB drive with ext4 partition. I installed GRUB on it, and I copied two files, vmlinuz-3.2.0-29-generic and ...
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linux java top cpu issue

I attached 2 photos. The first with threads view. The second without. How come in the second it shows only 100 cpu usage, while in the first when you combine all threads cpu usage it's a much more ...
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Linux OS for Mac PowerBook g3 (1998)

So I got a PowerBook G3 off EBay (I don't know why, I just did) and it arrived. Now that I have it i realised that is nearly useless running Mac OS 9. My question is : Is there a Linux distro, like ...
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Can I combine multiple network filesystems into one? (WebDAV specifically)

My aim is is not redundancy but rather something akin to a file-level version of RAID-0. I have two basic goals to increase overall performance using multiple connection threads. I'm often working ...
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Network communication slowdown after setting gateway on linux

We have two computers in local network, which need to communicate via TCP/IP. Communication is working regularly until we set up the gateway; TCP communication is much slower (takes 10-20 seconds for ...
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How to attach ATMEL development board to VirtualBox VM?

I have an ATMEL QT600 development board. I used VirtualBox to create a virtual machine with Windows XP SP3 and installed all the development tools provided by ATMEL. In order to program the board, I ...
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USB with Linux Partition convert for Mac?

I have a USB drive that I somehow managed to partition it as "Linux" (according to Mac) as I did format and copy the files on a "Linux" OS. Is there anyway for me to convert it to be readable in Mac? ...
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grep returning wrong messages in GNOME Desktop(Linux)

I need to search a particular string inside a folder structure. The File system contains multiple files, but i need to check only XML files. I searched and tried the commands for Linux Recursive ...
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Possible to have multiboot e.g 2 x Win 7 installations and 1 x linux, all encrypted with truecrypt?

What would be the best approach, and would I be able to clone the first Win 7 installation to become the second boot-up partition os (to save me having to reinstall Win 7 all over again and all the ...
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Forcing a verbose fsck on reboot (Ubuntu)

I'd like to force a verbose fsck on reboot of my Ubuntu linux server, I can get fsck to run on reboot by creating a file /forcefsck in my root dir ... Additionally, by adding a y into the contents of ...
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Clone Linux installations between partitons, like managing VirtualBox images

I currently manage my development environment by having a virtual machine image in VirtualBox configured with all the basics configured ( PyCharm, build-essential, keyboard, etc... ) and then making a ...
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Propagating hostname to router

How do you propagate changes to your hostname from your Linux machine (I am using Linux Mint 13) to your router (I am using DG834Gv2)? I changed the hostname in /etc/hostname and restarted. The ...
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Move daemon to its own non admin user account

I am running a Ubuntu server instance. It's on EC2 so the default setup is a admin account(I know it's not root) named Ubuntu. I have already installed Apache HTTP 2.4 from source, but realized I ...
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Could not ping to registered host service from terminal

A very good day to all of you . Yesterday i registered with byethost11.com and registered for free hosting service . The registration was done successfully and they provided me with the hostname , ...
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Passing User's aliases to root while doing “sudo su”

Is it possible? I could make an alias to sudo su -;source .bashrc but it seems like source .bashrc is executed in the earlier shell and not in root's sheel (Why?)