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RHEL 5.5 - Operating System Installation

Is it possible to customize versions of packages like "binutils , Glibc , libstd .." while installing the operating system??
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Can i press the number '7' on my keyboard and make it insert ' a string ' instead of '7' ?

I am using centos linux 6.4 desktop ( minimal desktop ) i am looking for a solution so that when i press the number '7' on my keyboard.. it will insert a string rather than '7'... the numbers on ...
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How to use arguments with 'find -exec'?

I'm trying to generate static html files for all php scripts inside dir: find . -name "*.php" -exec php {} > {}.html \; But it just dumps all results to {}.html. How to do it properly? And how ...
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IBM SDK policy files

We installed IBM websphere on a RHEL 6 server, and it came with its own version of java. However, the encryption module on the box doesn't work, because it complains about : ...
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how to install emacs24 with gui for suse enterprise server

i worked on SUSE enterprise 11, i found it only have emacs22 installed by default, emacs22 can work with its GUI, i want some feature which has been included in emacs 24, and i try to install it ...
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Is there a way to find all processes which accessed a linux port?

We are using Octopus Load Balancer for connecting to database from Linux. The Load balancer throws following error. I doubt if it is due to the assigned port being accessed by some other process ...
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Custom icons for the different mime-types in LXDE/PCManFM (open desktop)

I want to create new mime-type (text/something) for some kind of files. I know how to make it, but I don't know how to make the file manager to display different icons for these file types? I am ...
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How create an account for myself as administrator (sudo)

I have sudoer root access and would like to create one new admin account for myself and one regular account without full access! on the command line I can use $ adduser USERID I tried $ visudo and ...
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Trouble with subversion/cntlm/sources.list

Linux/UNIX newbie here. Just started interning as a developer and trying to get my workstation setup in my Linux VM. I'm running LMDE MATE 32-bit in Oracle VirtualBox. I have cntlm installed, have ...
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How to view attachments in Thunderbird that are in outlook .msg format?

My colleague receives regularly e-mails that contain attachments that are in outlook .msg format. She is using Thunderbird on an Ubuntu desktop. The trouble is that Thunderbird can not show such ...
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Linux Load Average with CPU 1x2GHz

My load average shows 2.0 in 5 and 15 mins. My CPU is 1x2GHz, I know that 1.0 = 100% but what about GHz? Does it affect that?
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Conf file for VHosts not working

Trying to set up a multi-site in drupal and use my.conf file in /etc/httpd/conf.d to set the names of virtual hosts PROBLEM I am having is getting a new domain name to direct to the drupal folder ...
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Recursive diff on directories says files differ, but no output when I diff on the files

(in the Linux Terminal) I used diff --recursive --brief dir1 dir2 and it tells me that File dir1/file and dir2/file differ But then, I try: diff dir1/file dir2/file and there is no output ...
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Do Express Card to USB3.0 adapters work?

I have "Express Card USB 3.0 adapter" like this (it's in polish so I add to it Google translation, forgive that) ...
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A way to paste predefined list of text in bash script to browser?

I am looking for a way in bash to paste a few lines (which will be selected in a loop) to a form on a webpage at a certain location (i.e to a specific field on a page). Is this possible? Hope I've ...
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Errors when trying to update Debian 7 APT Cache

When I'm trying to make update (with apt-get update) in Debian 7 I always have errors like this: W: Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/dists/wheezy/updates/non-free/binary-amd64/Packages 404 ...
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SCP a remote file with a specific name

I have a script on a remote server that creates a log each day with the date on the name and need to import it to my local machine everyday, but with my script it transfers all the files and I just ...
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Save Linux aliases for later usage

After repeating an Arch Linux installation for several times I started to wonder whether I could make things easier for me in the future by taking some general commands that I am bound to use again ...
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Win7 makes my fat32 fs corrupt when i create some files in linux, in dual boot environment

all I setup a dual boot environment with linux 3.9.2 and win7. I used a fat32 partition to share some files between them. After booting into linux, create/delete some files and then switch back to ...
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Dummy interface in an LXC guest

I am trying to create a split-horizon PPTP setup as described on my website within an LXC container. However, I need a dummy interface within the container to put the DHCP server on. Here comes the ...
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Centos unable to upload file permission denied error

Yesterday I installed vsftpd in my centos server. But I am not able to upload files permission denied error. So I set owner and 775 file permission, and also i set 777 permission and then also I cant ...
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UEFI and RAID1 Nightmare

1 CPU: AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6Ghz Socket AM3+ 125W 8-core RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance LP 16Gb (4x4Gb) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1866 CML16GX3M4A1866C9B Mobo: ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AMD 970 PSU: Thermaltake TR2 ...
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open a specific location in the file explorer

Hey I am new to linux and I am using RHEL5 on my desktop. I wanted to ask, what would be a quick way to open a specific file location in the file explorer window. I know that you can point to it via ...
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E: Unmet dependencies

every time I try to install something or just simply use apt-get update I get an error saying something about Unmet Dependencies. root@xxx:~# apt-get upgrade Reading list of packages... Ready ...
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Linux network audit

I have a server with Linux Red-hat Enterprise Edition 5.4 installed. and a client/server application that permits connection at the port 6000, but it doesn't offer connections log. I want to know ...
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How to switch to application, or create new instance if there isn't one?

I want to have keyboard shortcuts for opening firefox, nautilus, etc. The problem is that this will always open a new window, instead of using the existing one when there is one. So what can I do ...
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How to save module configuration in Linux Terminal

I'm following a tutorial to boot Linux from usb3.0. I stumbled across this tutorial: http://evilshit.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/how-to-install-ubuntu-server-on-a-usb-3-0-stick-and-boot-that-stick/ In ...
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How can a param be added to boot-command but not accepted by sysctl?

I can successfully add libata.ignore_hpa=1 to my boot command and the following cmd will yield a '1' upon boot: cat /sys/module/libata/parameters/ignore_hpa but grep'ing sysctl -a for libata and ...
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How to to measure and monitor I/O performance

We have a linux cluster with worker nodes sharing a common remote file system. We want to optimize the I/O, in particular when the workers read from the remote fs. The starting point is to measure ...
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Can't run startx a non-root user in Kali Linux

I've installed Kali Linux from a mini ISO network install on VirtualBox. I then installed xfce and ran startx on root account. apt-get install xfce4 apt-get install xfce4-goodies startx xfce starts ...
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Apache as Load balancer – forcing a break in persistent connection

I set up a load balancer with Apache 2.2 via mod_proxy and mod_proxy_balancer. The load balancing works just fine, but there is one case I cannot find any configuration options for, namely, while ...
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rm the current directory you are in and issues surrounding it

If I cd to a directory, is there a quick way to delete the directory I am in and move to the top directory? Usually I cd to a directory, ls it and then cd .. then delete the folder. I want to be able ...
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How to identify that one of the bridge interfaces(SW bridge in linux) is down?

I have a board. This board have two interfaces one eth0 and other usb0. eth0 port is connected with network. and usb0 port is connected to another device With the help of bridge-utils, I am able to ...
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Can't see SMB directory in Mac Finder when logged in

I setup SMB to show a "Media" section [Media] path = /home/Share/Media writeable = yes browseable = yes valid users = stef guest ok = no Currently, when I check the Shared entry ...
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CentOS 6 does not show any desktop icons or anything in the panel

I was using CentOS 6 in VirtualBox fine for a couple of days. Now, when I login via the GUI user prompt, all I get is the background screen, no icons, no menubar, nothing. I am not terribly familiar ...
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In Linux, remap keys from second keyboard to unicode characters and shortcuts

I would like to get a second keyboard for just frequently used unicode characters and keyboard shortcuts. Ie, I would like to bind the "a" key on my second keyboard to opening firefox, for example. ...
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What does gateway mean in linux route table?

Does it mean the next hop of the route? Can the gateway be the next next hop, if there is an internal router in the private network?
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Do all the scripts that are run in “rc.local” display results on the terminal or do they just run in the background?

Do all the scripts that are run in rc.local display results on the terminal or do they just run in the background? What if I want the scripts to run before the startup and wait for the user input to ...
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Find, prune and delete files under Linux

find . -path '/mnt/ftp/ben/brc' -prune -o -iregex '.*\.\(docx\|xls\|txt\|pdf\|xlsm\|doc\|xlsx\|CVS\|csv\)$' -mtime +730 -delete I need all docx, xls, txt, xlms, doc files older than 2 years from ...
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Top command cache vs free memory

When I am running top command (on embedded system with 64 MB RAM) I am getting below description on total memory usage: "Mem: 43468K used, 968K free, 0K shrd, 1280K buff, 21896K cached" It looks ...
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VPN over SSH (sudo ifup tun0, Failed to bring up tun0.)

I'm trying to follow this guide: http://bodhizazen.net/Tutorials/VPN-Over-SSH/ I'm having problems getting my VPN over SSH to work. I am pretty sure that I've done all the right steps, but I keep ...
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How do I make my Perl scripts act like normal programs on Linux

Perl programs I've written earlier were simple text processing scripts, for executing them I use to use terminal. Now I am learning GUI programming(I want to make some games as a hobby), using Tcl/TK ...
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'reverse' fmask for NFS

On a Linux machine, I exported a few directories via NFS. Within the directories, I want to keep all the files of permission 0644, but I can't stop people from copying a file of 0600 there. ...
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control mount order of partitions on a USB disk in linux

I have a backup external hard drive in a USB box that is identical to my laptop's boot drive so that I can swap it in if my boot drive fails. When it's connected to the system for normal use (e.g., ...
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linux ldd command cannot work

I am using linux mint13 64bit now ,when I use ldd memcached the error is below: ldd: ./memcached: No such file or directory I don't know why.
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creating shared storage space for linux build on 32 GB USB

I'm building LFS to a 32 GB USB key and I am wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction for some information on how to format my USB key to meet the following requirements: when ...
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Quickest way to iterate on custom OpenWRT builds

I've been playing with the OpenWRT Attitude Adjustment trunk on my TL-MR3020 lately, and since I'm modifying some of the included packages that get installed via feeds, I need to reflash the firmware ...
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Installation of CentOS on external Hard Disk

I installed CentOS on an external hard disk and it works correctly with one of my computers. However, when I boot CentOS from the external disk on my other computer, it throws an error: kernel panic - ...
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Arrow keys on manpages & installation dialogues not working

I do have a strange problem in my SSH console while working on the server. When I login to the server, I can use the arrow keys as usual e.g. arrow up for previous commands, arrow left/right for ...
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Selecting in more than one terminal

First, thank you for your help. I've been using *nix for 5 years now, and this has always bothered me: I cannot select text in two terminals, without clearing the first selection as soon as I select ...