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How do I mount a (possibly encrypted) Mac-formatted Iomega zip disk under Debian Linux?

I have a machine with an internal Iomega Zip-250 drive, running Debian stable (Lenny). I have been using it to back up a pile of Zip-100 disks from back when they were popular. Once I learned to ...
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/etc/exports file not read on boot

I added some entries into my /etc/exports file. But when I boot my system, the file is not read. I check it by sudo exportfs — it returns nothing (also I can't mount the exported folders on other ...
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MySQL and MariaDB instances on the same server

Is there any way to install correctly MariaDB and update MySQL 5.5 to any superior version,without altering my production database? I'm told MariaDB could be installed on the same server but I need ...
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Linux as a hidden operating system in Truecrypt?

I know, for example, that you cannot encrypt a system partition with Linux on it, only with Windows, if you have only one OS. But I wonder if you can use the "Hidden OS" feature and make Windows your ...
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tmux detach session remote

I run at first terminal tmux, then I run another terminal with tmux and attach to session which I run at first terminal. First is smaller than second and I can't go to it to do something. How to ...
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How to use rsync to copy files changed in dirB compared against dirA to dirC? (Repost from Stackoverflow)

I posted the below question to stackoverflow, but people suggest I posted here instead: I have two directories, dirA and dirB. I want to move everything in dirB that are different from dirA (checksum ...
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Cant use “m” key after updating to Gnome 3.18

I just updated my arch linux to gnome shell 3.18, then I restarted and my "m" is gone, it does nothing when I press it. I've tried to use it and works when I search an app or I'm typing in the Alt+F2 ...
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Can't boot my PC and cant find bootable partition in table

So I was trying to get Linux Ubuntu on my old PC (it had w7 before). While linux was formatting my HDD my PC displayed an error and crashed. Now I can't boot anything even if I put in a bootable USB ...
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HDD Failure, SATA failure or both?

After 3 years running a DELL T110 server with Linux Debian and ProxMox version 2.6.32 I started getting the following messages (Running dmesg shows tons of these messages): ata4.00: exception Emask ...
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Running two instance of haproxy on the same machine

I have haproxy running on machine A. How can I create a another instance of it? (having its own configuration file). I tried to make a copy of haproxy in /etc/ with different name and added it to ...
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VPN tun interface ports are closed

I have an issue with accessing my server of Cryptully chat under vpn. What I did (S - server side, C - client side): S: python cryptully.py -s -p 1242 S: sudo netstat -autpln | grep 1242 tcp 0 ...
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teamviewer and 2 users linux

I have a linux mint machine (host machine) running team viewer for user1. After clicking alt+f2 on host machine I login another user - user2 and leave it active. When I try to use teamviewer from ...
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Should installation of Linux on Macbook Air (2015) be avoided for any reason?

I bought a Macbook Air (2015), it's on it's way. What I want to do is to install a Linux distro on the computer. Before I do this I just want to make sure that this won't break my computer. Should ...
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explanation shell scripting code “ for loop”

Can anybody explain for me what is this loop using for, or how it works? for file in `ls *SC*`; do for content in `cat $file `; do scid=`echo $file|awk -F'.' '{print $1}'` printf ...
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Linux Mint “OEM temporary account” convertible to my permanent user account?

In my eagerness to switch from windoze, i installed all my sw and data when i first installed linux and now i realize it's all under the OEM temporary account. I'm afraid when I reboot all my data ...
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How do I create a new blank window in screen when I have multiple sessions running?

I'm running multiple concurrent screen sessions for a variety of projects. I'm attached to one and issue the command (Ctrl-A c) to create a new window. It creates the window, but strangely, it's a ...
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Linux find files that differ from a given date

i would like to search for file that has not a give date. for example i want to find in my server all file created before 2015-12-01 o after any suggestion ? thanks luca refer also to Command to ...
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How can i open port for microsoft outlook

I use firewall and configure iptables command to block all torrent port in my firewall with iptables. When I add these rules, I can't send and receive email with my outlook with my exchange server in ...
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Can't Update Python

I have Python installed at /usr/bin/ and its version is 2.6. Then I downloaded Python2.7.tgz and extracted it at location /scratch/bin/ and then installed using the steps ./configure make sudo make ...
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debug Lexmark 08zero driver in Linux

Fedora 3: trying to make Lexmark Z24020 print (btw, I could not install driver on xubuntu >11 either because it is on a 64bit machine and the Lexmark driver is for 32bit only). It did work on same FC3 ...
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How to disable UFW on Ubuntu after locking out SSH?

I enabled the UFW firewall using SSH on my server at Digital Ocean running sudo ufw enable. and forgot to allow the ports for SSH, FTP, ... (but allowed port 80). How can I SSH into the server or ...
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How do I run a command as another user?

I’m using the following version of Linux [me@ip-99-99-99-99 myproject]$ uname -a Linux ip-99-99-99-99 99.99.99-99.99.amzn1.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Sep 14 23:20:33 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux ...
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How to 'install' my own file system into my USB?

If I write my own file system (some basic), How do I 'install' it to my USB?, Let's say that I've written a hash table and I want to format on my USB.. How do I that? My OS is Ubuntu x86_64.
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which partition should i add to free space on /?

I added a ssd drive on my desktop computer and i start reinstalling arch on it. Usually, i make two partitions (/ and /home) On my old install, i used 80GB for / and 300GB for /home before wiping my ...
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Read configuration file and assagin it into script variables

I need to read a configuration file and assign into script variables and omit commented lines, Sample configuration file: # This is sample configuration file SRV_IP=192.168.1.12 DB_IP=192.168.1.10 ...
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How to Temporarily Suspend Security Policy Checks / Or Temporarily Grant Root Access?

Note: Please feel free to edit the question -- I am having a hard time expressing it! Question: How do you impersonate a regular user--while still retaining admin/root privileges to execute any ...
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LightDM returns immediately with /etc/X11/Xsession

I have an user defined Xsession in ~/.xinitrc. Started from console via startx everything works fine. Now this session should be started by LightDM. For that I created ...
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Format SSDs through MSI Motherboard MS-7751

I ran into a couple of problems and ended up at a point where I cannot boot into Linux nor Windows. I was wondering if there was a way to wipe my drives using MSI's shell and whatnot.
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Linux: 'Argument list too long' when I type anything

I'm working on Debian 8, and I've done something weird to my bash shell. No matter what I type, I see Argument list too long. $ ls -bash: /bin/ls: Argument list too long $ vi ~/.bashrc -bash: ...
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What is the difference between MemFree and MemAvailable in /proc/meminfo

You might see something like this if you cat /proc/meminfo: MemTotal: 8078760 kB MemFree: 629012 kB MemAvailable: 1175568 kB Buffers: 126184 kB Cached: 2988512 ...
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How to run multiple linux commands with variables from python

I am trying to implement the below from python using subprocess but getting stuck: Within a python script I want to do the below varname = "namegoeshere" varvalue = "12345" echo "varname varvalue ...
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Uploading a file through linux terminal

I looked at a previous question How to upload local file to server through Linux terminal and I am still having trouble performing the upload. I have downloaded a file to my computer and I am looking ...
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command nohup tail with redirection in shell script not invoked properly under a particular situation

I have an issue where a tail command in bash script does not work correctly when called from remote by providing only 1 param out of 2 params. But it works correctly if: executed directly on local ...
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Install Windows (overwriting Linux)?

I need to install Windows. My netbook came with Windows 8 and then I put Linux Mint on it (overwriting Windows). I am now trying to reinstall Windows. I have put the Win8 iso on a USB with the default ...
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bash change strings with multiple escape characters

Hello i try to automate for example change one variable in php file . root /tmp # cat defaults.inc.php|egrep "reply_all_mode" $config['reply_all_mode'] = 0; I try to first catch this by grep ...
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inject get head put on linux

I have looked everywhere and found millions of python proxy servers but none do precisely what i would like (i think :s) I don't have had quite a bit of experience with python generally, but i'm ...
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Install Python on Centos

I have some scripts on my server that I to run when the url is loaded so I have been looking around and I'm not sure but from what I can tell I want to install apache python? Because right now I have ...
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How do check if USB and internet ports work with linux?

I've heard that if the USB ports stop working in windows they can be checked via linux. How can that be done? Does it matter which OS I install?
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Dual display through X11 protocol

I have a question: I'm working on a computer that has no secondary display output, but another computer in the network has one. Is this possible to extend the second monitor through X11 with the ...
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Trouble setting up the class path for MySQL and running MySQL via terminal

Question: what is the easiest way to run the MySQL app from the terminal What I have tried: Using some stackOverFlow suggestions I have used the following commands echo $PATH, produces ...
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Can we install Other Linux softwares in Kali Linux

I am a networking Student and just moved to Kali Linux. For my University work I need some software like ns2/ns3. I know we can install them in Ubuntu. My Question is Can we install ns3 and ns2 in ...
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what is the right ldapsearch version for my linux red-hat machine

I am little confuse about the following I want to install the binary ldapsearch tool on my linux machine In order to use this tool to test LDAP connection on my linux ( linux version 5.8 , i386 ) ...
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Connect to remote Linux server localhost through browser on Windows desktop

I have an application called SpagoBI that is running on a remote server. On the server it can be accessed through http://serverip:8080/SpagoBI. I want to be able to access that url on my windows ...
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Where is the 'comix' linux program library database stored?

I know it's not on ~/.confix/comix/preferences.pickle since i checked that file and it has no paths or the definitions of the comic books names and paths i input to my current library. I want to know ...
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How to migrate a cloned linux installation into a dual-boot environment alongside Windows?

I've got a new machine with Windows 8 installed on a HDD. I plan to switch that out with an SSD. I currently use Linux (Ubuntu) all of the time, but I'd like to keep the Windows 8 installation ...
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Trouble with connection to irc.freenode.net via Tor

I have a trouble with connection to irc.freenode.net. I have set up Konversation IRC client according to guidelines: https://freenode.net/sasl/ https://freenode.net/irc_servers.shtml#tor Server: ...
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Is there a way to rip DVDs & CDs on headless CentOS box?

Has anyone set up headless DVD & CD ripping on a CentOS box? I’ve seen a few posts and threads about other operating systems, but nothing about CentOS / Fedora / Red Hat, and nothing recent. I’d ...
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What happens if I install Linux mint on preinstalled partition which has Ubuntu14.04?

I already have installed Ubuntu14.04 on partition on my hdd but it is not starting up so I want to install Linux Mint?Can I do that and what will if I do that?
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USB 3.0 not going past the speed of USB 2.0

I have a WD My Passport Ultra, which I know can reach 100MB/s easily while connected to USB 3.0 port, but I'm getting 40MB/s on 3.0 and 2.0 ports. What may be the problem? I run Fedora 18 (32 bit (on ...
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passwordless ssh works for root but not for other users

I did the following for both root and orainst users, I have added id_rsa.pub of first machine to the authorized_keys of the second machine I have 700 permission on .ssh folder passwordless ssh ...