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Can't get clean recording from HDHomerun Prime via curl

The Problem Recording TV shows from HDHomerun Prime results in either 30 seconds of clean video, then a loud beep and loss of roughly 1/2 a second or results in a stream that looks like it was ...
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Error using yum in centos 6

my yum command used to work fine , but now , when I try to use it , it gives me an error : file:///home/user/repo/repodata/repomd.xml: [Errno 14] Could not open/read file:///home/user/repo/repodata/...
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How can I output a list of all users who have read (and/or write) permissions for a specific file in Linux?

Suppose I have a file MyFile. Are there any commands that will print to console a list of all users in the system that can read the file?
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Can't get desktop environment running

I am running Sabayon linux, a fork of gentoo. I recently removed KDE according to http://wiki.sabayon.org/index.php?title=Remove_KDE this page, and followed through with a reboot. Upon booting, I no ...
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Login loop in Centos 5.5

A strange problem occurred after a power shortage. The server works and I'm able to log in as root from SSH, but not able to log in directly (with keyboard connected directly to the machine). This is ...
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Which Linux distros does the nVidia 600 series support?

I would like to know which distros are supported by the nVidia 600 series , I tried Manjaro&Elementary OS , both failed and then Ubuntu which worked , but I don't like Ubuntu so are there any ...
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How to upgrade to g++ 4.7 in SUSE linux

I am new to linux. I am trying to upgrade my g++ to version 4.7 If I type g++ -v it shows currently version gcc version 4.1.2 20070115 (SUSE Linux) I am trying to do the following sudo zypper ...
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Confused about libraries libtorrent and Deluge

So i have a remote Debian 7 Server that i am managing and I am still learning a lot about Debian and Linux in general. To be specific i have the following questions: 1) How do i determine what ...
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Connecting to wifi from command line

The perfect scenario for all you command line jockeys. Recently, I was removing KDM from my linux partition ( I run sabayon), and apparently got rid of a bit of Gnome that was crucial to loading a ...
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How can I specify a resolution for fullscreen applications through cygwin/x?

Most easily explained with an example. On my windows machine in cygwin I start the x server with: matthew@cygwin $ startxwin Then I ssh to my linux mint machine with X forwarding matthew@cygwin $ ...
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Kernel error when installing Linux Mint

I'm getting this error: "This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU" I have enabled: Virtualization in BIOS VT-x Nested Paging IO-APIC but I still get this problem ...
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I want to install a psql module, but ubuntu cannot find the package?

I wanted to install a postgres module in ubuntu similar to this. So I ran a sudo apt-get update and that ran fine. Next, I did a sudo apt-get install postgresql-9.2-prefix just like the instructions ...
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Getting crontab error on Xubuntu

When running the command crontab -e i get the following error: no crontab for 'myusername' - using an empty one 888 Can anyone please help?
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Mouse stops moving after a every few seconds, but revives after click action

I am using Arch Linux and according to "uname -r" my Linux Kernel Version is 3.10.10-1-ARCH. This problem appeared after a full system update recently. Any idea how to fix this? Thanks in advance ...
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Can i make cname point to remote URL directory

I have the remote url like this http://www.abc.com/my data/files and i want to make my subdomain point to this like media.mydomain.com to that so that if i have file like http://www.abc.com/my ...
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Conky opens several instances

I've been using conky for a couple of months already in several of my machines and I've noticed that in almost all of them it runs a bunch of instances, literally seeing the conky process all over the ...
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removing bold characters from artwitz-fonts drift in urxvt

just switched my urxvt font to artwtiz-fonts drift, is there any way i can stop bold characters from displaying, they hurt my eyes? the line in ~/.Xdefaults is: urxvt*font:xft:drift:pixelsize=12 ...
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How to provision a vagrant VM with Chef and and a .rb file filled with instructions

I probably got the whole concept wrong: I have a working Vagrant VM with Ubuntu 12.04, on top of it I want to install a few packages and config files. I have them set in Chef, in the path cookbooks/...
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s2disk does not power off on Debian with kernel 3.10 on Thinkpad

When I hibernate my Thinkpad T61 with s2disk, it does not power off. The problem occurred after migration to kernel 3.10 (3.2 works fine, 3.11 also broken). Any clue how to fix or at least debug it?
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Limit download over certain filesize through network

This is more of a network question rather than programming but Is there a way to limit a download over lets say 20MB to throttle at 16KB? I am trying to limit files over 20MB to throtle at lets say ...
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Raspbmc Truecrypt mpount volume: Failure to communicate with kernel device-mapper

I am trying to mount a 3TB external Volume with Truecrypt on my Raspberry Pi (Raspbmc). I had the same Problem with raspbian running on the Raspberry Pi and dont know how to solve it. I found many ...
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'zoom out' on linux/VNC viewer

Until recently I have used vnc viewer to scale my desktop down. I would start my server with a huge desktop size, then set my viewer to fit to scale. This effectively shrunk not just the text but ...
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Execute a jar with double click in linux

What I'm trying to achieve is to run a java program on any Linux system (Ubuntu, Fedora, etc... covering as much as possible) by simply double clicking a file-like I would on Windows. I have created a ...
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Setting up XFCE profiles

I was wondering if there's a way to set a profile before logging into my account. Like, let's say: My session starts running certain start up programs like Skype, Thunderbird or even Pidgin, which I ...
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how to boot into windows from grub rescue?

everyone. I used to have linux mint 15 , ubuntu, and windows 7 dualbooted on my samsung E300. I did so using the following video: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HpUgIkl4oFA Afterwards, after ...
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Created image of single partition from Imac harddrive using dd - how to mount?

Alright, you'll have to forgive that I don't have an abundance of knowledge with using these tools. I've tried to follow the tips provided in this thread: How to mount a HFS partition in Ubuntu as ...
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Disabled SELinux then rebooted, but reboot seems to have hanged?

I disabled SELinux by editing /etc/selinux/config to include the line SELINUX=disabled This change requires rebooting to activate, so I did that. I'm now sitting in front of a black screen with '...
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Several Linux Distributions are hanging on boot - NVidia Graphics

I've just bought a new laptop, I used Linux on my old laptop for 15 months with no problems, but the new laptop has had problems now with several distributions. The laptop fails to boot up ~2/3 of the ...
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How to replicate couchdb instances behind home router firewalls?

What are the options (if any) to allow replication between couchdb instances without portforwaring the couchdb port on a home router? Assuming both couchdb instances are behind home router firewalls.
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What are sparse files and how to deal with them?

When dealing with sparse files, df appears to report the dummy size and not the apparent size of the file which makes it difficult to monitor free space on the system. (I use df -h to check disk usage)...
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Good way to resolve dependencies for .rpm installation

I am trying to install jdk-7u25-linux-x64.rpm through rpm. However, rpm says it conflicts with jre-1.6.0_13-fcs. I then try to remove jre-1.6.0_13-fcs but it fails because there are other packages ...
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How to copy directory from remote server

I came across following instruction to copy a directory to my local machine. copy the gems from styx server from "‪location/to/the/directory" to your local directory I know rsync and scp can do the ...
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Problems booting onto Windows 7 (Dual-Boot Linux / Windows)

I have an Acer Aspire 5742G laptop, with Dual-Boot Elementary OS Luna and Windows 7. This installation was created as following: First I installed Windows 7 with all the drivers and all the programs ...
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Error: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)

I am running 64bit Ubuntu 13.04 I tried to install cairo-dock executed these command : sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cairo-dock-team/ppa - went well, no error. sudo apt-get update - went well, no ...
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How to keep daily tar.gz backup with less redundant data

Like most of you, I have a few daily tag.gz snapshot of a folder (of any application). There is only a few different each other but the tar.gz is not a diff/delta friendly format. Most data in the ...
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Ubuntu - Disk Duplication - Automation

I know very little when it comes to linux but I'm looking to construct a cheap disk duplicator out of an old server that we have. The server is currently running Ubuntu 12.04LTS and has 8 hot ...
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Recover deleted files from Linode VPS with Ubuntu server

I have accidentally deleted files from my Ubuntu server which is hosted in Linode. I didn't enable backups for the server. Is there any way I can recover the deleted files? The server is using Ubuntu ...
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Keep Process Running after Quitting NetCat

I am using NetCat on Windows 7 Professional to connect to my linux machine at home. I need to run a process and make it keep running after I close NetCat (Cmd Console). However when I close and then ...
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Send growl message from linux to windows

Is there any way to send growl message from centos (command line) to windows over network , I found this library https://github.com/mattn/gntp-send but I don't know how to use it :(
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I have added external lan card of intel pro/1000gt but thats not showing in Ubuntu

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 based distro (Elementary OS Stable) My motherboard is: Asus p5kpl-am se The Lan Card is: Intel PRO 1000/GT Desktop Adapter I am trying to add an external lan Card so that ...
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Puppy Linux cannot boot

I have downloaded Puppy linux slacko-5.6-PAE.iso , then used Unetbootin to burn it on my usb , when i am try to boot i am getting this message puppy_slacko_5.6.0.sfs not found. Dropping out to ...
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SSH Ubuntu -> Windows XP -> Linux

I'm developing cross-platform, and I have the following situation: a PC with Windows 7 + Ubuntu in a virtual machine where I develop and compile the code located in the office a PC with Windows XP ...
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How do I make xscreensaver run on startup?

I have a raspberry pi running raspbian which is started via the following line in .profile xinit /usr/bin/chromium --kiosk --incognito www.myweb.com however after about 10-15 mins the screen goes ...
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nginx + cgi (c++ programs)

I am stuck setting my nginx to work with custom cgi programs (using xmlrpc-c library). I am trying with fcgiwrap/spawn-fcgi like this: $ spawn-fcgi -f /usr/bin/fcgiwrap -s /tmp/fcgi.sock ...
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Which filesystem has high-performance, low-reliability characteristics?

I am running a job on a CentOS virtual machine that uses tens of thousands of temporary files. This leads to I/O being the major bottleneck for this job running quickly. The total size of the ...
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NetworkManager and keyfile to connect to WPA2 Entreprise

How can I use NetworkManager with keyfile to configure a Wi-Fi connection in WPA2-Entreprise?
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Permission denied creating dir.. user in group

This seems like it's probably going to be a stupid question. I am trying to create a subdir in a directory which is owned by a different user; but the group is the same that I belong to. What am I ...
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Linux Fedora - how to create DSN of database in MySQL instance running on localhost for use by RODBC?

A few preliminaries - OS: Fedora release 16 (Verne) MySQL server version: 5.5.29 MySQL Community Server R version: 2.15.1 (2012-06-22) -- "Roasted Marshmallows" I am running a MySQL server that ...
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How to configure bi-directional replication on a single table in symmetricDS?

I have installed and configured the database replication software from http://www.symmetricds.org/ on the client and the server. I have followed the directions to setup the example replication, and ...
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How can I remove Linux from my system?

My system contains both Windows XP and Linux 2.6 31-14 generic. I want to install a new version of Linux, but it is only possible after removing the older version. What are the steps to do it? It ...