A family of Unix-like operating systems using the Linux kernel. If your question is about a certain distribution only, use a more specific tag.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
421 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
154 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
390 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
394 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
446 views

Xorg mouse sensitivity

Is there any analog of xset m 4/3 7 in xorg config files? I've tried different options of InputClass sections and noone is working, but xset m working properly.
0
votes
1answer
500 views

Strange behavior of auto completion when double tab in terminal

I installed the new version of Ubuntu-12, and found a very strange auto-completion behavior. For instance, I have a folder tree something like ~/A/B/C.eps and open a terminal, under folder A, when I ...
0
votes
1answer
261 views

truncate absolute path in archive

In my script, I call the zip-command with the full path of the archive and the target directory like so: zip -r /srv/www/htdocs/xxx/system/tmp/build/tmp_build.zip ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How to Change Folder TimeStamp Recursively in Windows/Mac/Linux/Unix

FOR WINDOWS: I need to change the TOP FOLDER timestamp to reflect the latest file or the latest sub-folder added. Note, I do not want to change the sub-folder's timestamp properties in which no newer ...
0
votes
1answer
548 views

When starting up mumble, or teamspeak, and it goes to record audio (for say voice chat) all playback is held up

On Fedora 17. Using a ct-xfi driver. I have my speakers configured, and everything works great. Until I start up mumble, or Teamspeak, and either one hooks up to start recording audio. Then it's all ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How can I remove an uncessessary extended partition with only one member in gparted?

I've been changing this hard drive around, and have stumbled into this problem. I'm trying to get my hard drive back to just its original 4 partitions, but I can't seem to get rid of the "shell" of an ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

Firefox deployment concept: Linux

Context: 30 stations, all clones --- public kiosks; using Firefox. I'd like to be able to use fabric to deploy firefox + addons + user scripts to the stations that do not have it, or, need an updated ...
0
votes
1answer
568 views

Why mapping sftp disc returns fuse: invalid argument

Why mapping sftp disc returns this error? Am I doing it wrong? $ sshfs user@host:/ /home/absolut/Pulpit/sftp fuse umask=0,defaults,noauto,user,allow_other 0 0 user@host's password: fuse: invalid ...
0
votes
1answer
733 views

TCP connection to my host's public IP address using Linux netcat

I need to make a TCP connection to my machine through an application that needs only the public IP address and port to connect. I have been able to do it in Windows, but I need to do it in Linux ...
0
votes
1answer
465 views

Run a command in a tty and send/receive data from it in bash?

I have a program that requires a tty to work. How do I run this program in a separate tty to my shell and then interact with it? (by writing to the interactive stdin, reading from stdout)?
0
votes
1answer
299 views

How to access NTFS partition and erase files on clicking hard drive (part-success)

Had a new laptop for 4 days and when turned on today, the hard drive (Hitachi) was clicking (hardware fault) and Windows won't load: "0xc00000e9 error - hardware fault". Definitely not dropped the ...
0
votes
1answer
531 views

Dual booting Windows 7 and Linux: Sharing home directory

What I would like to do is move away from using VMs for running linux inside a Windows 7 host to a dual-boot setup. I know there are ways of mounting ext based partitions from windows and NTFS ...
0
votes
1answer
291 views

How do I prevent Bochs translation of keycodes?

My native keyboard layout is "dk" (Danish). I am running Tiny Core Linux in a virtual machine (Bochs). The virtual machine is booting the bootloader where I have the possibility of giving the ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

Ubuntu installer problems

I am fairly new to Ubuntu and I have some problems. My Ubuntu version is 11.10. For some time now, the Ubuntu software center hasn't been working (when I click on it, it lights up a bit, as if it will ...
0
votes
1answer
78 views

How Linux Emulators work in Windows?

Obviously, they create a linux environment for linux applications to run in windows. But, what kind of techniques are used for this? Is there any special mechanisms followed?
0
votes
1answer
140 views

How to get alias working on server that is connected via ssh?

I connect to another server using command: ssh -Y server1 On server1 I add an alias in .bashrc file: alias gousr='cd /opt/user/myuser' When I try to run gousr command at server1 xterm, it says ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

How could I know the file on my local computer is modified or not using linux terminal?

I am trying to get the information about the file modification on my local drive. There are two files in one directory whether one is modified or both the files are modified I dont know ? I wanted to ...
0
votes
1answer
736 views

How to Unzip files recursively in Linux / DOS

I have a zipped folder which contains thousands of zipped folders contained in itself and that goes down the hierarchy, I have to unzip each and every file and place it in a single folder. This task ...
0
votes
1answer
697 views

How to make dual boot where Linux centOS is already installed and I want to install windows 8 into my server

There is a server already running centOS. I wanted to make it dual boot and i tried but after installing windows when I booted up then Its only windows 8 and I am not finding the dual boot option. ...
0
votes
1answer
699 views

Prevent streaming VLC video over VNC session in linux

I have one media dedicated computer directly connected to a TV which is used to watch movies. This computer is being remote controlled with VNC from a laptop. The media computer used to have Windows ...
0
votes
1answer
360 views

Starting custom script after input device is connected

I have a Genius tablet and I need to remap some buttons on it when I connect it to the usb. The remmaping is done by this command: xinput set-button-map 'Genius EasyPen M610X' 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 ...
0
votes
1answer
120 views

Linux: script won't start at boot

I've a python server wich I want to start at boot. This server is listening to a specific port for input. I've created a new cronjob crontab -e @reboot /path/to/script Put the script in ...
0
votes
1answer
68 views

mapping windows to support linux shortcut

I have an italian keyboard, and I'm constantly switching between linux (at home) and windows (at work) shortcut. As I work on a laptop without a numeric keypad, I found very difficult to insert some ...
0
votes
1answer
89 views

Dealing with different usernames when mounting removable media in Linux

I have a laptop in which my username is, say, "foo". I have an external drive, formatted with Ext4, for which all files are owned by "foo" (at a filesystem level). Now, I have a desktop in which my ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Failed to mount disk at startup

I have a 10.10 Xubuntu installed with the kernel 2.6.35-22 but for work I need to make a downgrade to 2.6.30.5, for that, I compiled the kernel with all modules I need (or so I think) and when ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Alternative to Windows Home Server (WHS) backups

Since Microsoft announced the end of life for WHS, are there any alternatives? Specifically, I am interested in recovering from a catastrophic disk failure with WHS. For example, this is my ideal ...
0
votes
1answer
132 views

Windows and Linux applications to show cumulative uploads/downloads for each app, at a glance

I've read few quite a few other threads on SU, but they have been focused on instantaneous/average bandwidths (B/sec) rather than cumulative download/upload totals for a period. Either that or they ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Moving files between home directories

Good morning, I am attempting to setup a cron job on my CentOS machine that will transfer a file from one users home directory to a directory in anothers. btiseis@mymachine [~]# mv ./myfile.csv ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How do I connect satellite receivers for live streaming?

I want to create a live stream from a satellite receiver. The output available is RCA audio/video. How can I use it and connect to PC so that I can stream? Any specific hardware for Linux?
0
votes
1answer
535 views

How can I resize images in multiple subdirectories more effectively?

I have the original images in a directory structure that looks like this: ./Alabama/1.jpg ./Alabama/2.jpg ./Alabama/3.jpg ./Alaska/1.jpg ...the rest of the states... I wanted to convert all of the ...
0
votes
1answer
190 views

Remote CUPS Printing, Is It Possible?

I have a RHEL 6 server, and a Solaris 2.6 server. The RHEL 6 server is able to print to a network printer, which is a Laserjet 4014DN, using CUPS. I want to have the Solaris 2.6 server print to that ...
0
votes
1answer
148 views

Command line switch to start chromium under a profile

I have two users created in Chromium, user A and user B. Is there a command line option to start Chromium with the user you want?
0
votes
1answer
354 views

CentOS, cannot create ftp user

I have VPS and I installed cPanel & WHM and everything works, but i tried to add user with "useradd -m user -d /home/cs/user" and it worked, I added password and tried to login in ftp, and it ...
0
votes
1answer
82 views

Why in the file smb.conf before parameter names spaces are used

I can't understand why in the file /etc/samba/smb.conf leading spaces are used in parameter names, while in man smb.conf stated "Leading, trailing and internal whitespace in section and parameter ...
0
votes
1answer
481 views

Hot-swapping drives

I have hot swap drives and controllers, but have never actually used the hot swap capability. What is the procedure for doing so? Do I need to warn Linux that I'm about to pull a drive out? Should ...
0
votes
1answer
88 views

Why isn't it possible to access the root account directly in Fedora?

Why isn't it possible to access the root account directly in Fedora? In CentOS and Ubuntu we can access it, but why not in Fedora? What is the security reason for this?
0
votes
1answer
249 views

iso9660 filesystem when remade with a slight change blows its size by 100M

I have an iso 9660 filesystem image in which I need to edit just one file. I copied the files using cp -avf. When the files reach the destination, the sizes increase. That must be due to the increase ...
0
votes
1answer
768 views

How to install SQLite or other DB besides MySQL on hosted server or local XAMPP

I am on Linux and I do have SQLite 3, but I want to use it with XAMPP. Let's say: Open localhost from browser Fill a small form Send the form to a perl script The perl script should interact with ...
0
votes
1answer
179 views

what is kernel headers 3.3.2-6.fc16.i686.PAE : Unable to start the VMWare

I installed VMWare workstation 6.5.0 for linux (fedora). But when i run it this screen pops up : and i am unable to start vmware. I googled it and couldn't find much except for this : yum install ...
0
votes
1answer
96 views

Troubleshooting Linux performance — my server has lost its mojo

I have a machine that I'm trying to troubleshoot -- could be a hardware problem, could potentially be a software problem. It's a Dell PowerEdge 2950 (with a couple of dual-core 3.5GHz Xeons) and I've ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How to see whats eating my swap space on linux

I have a unique situation here where a Java app I wrote is choking when it forks and creates some child processes. According to the error logs I'm seeing there is a java.lang.UNIXProcess method ...
0
votes
1answer
949 views

VIM zsh, bash and colors in command line on Ubuntu

I have problem with VIM command line when calling system commands. e.g. !ls, all command output colors aren't parsed by VIM. My system is Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with VIM 7.3.429 from Ubuntu repositories. ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

Western Digital NAS User File Locations

I took the hard drive out of a Wetern Digital NAS and plugged it into my linux machine and mounted it, but I can't figure out where the user files are stored. Any idea?
0
votes
1answer
450 views

Gtk-WARNING with display when using sudo in nx

I am using nxclient on my Windows machine to connect to a Linux server which is running RHE. I am able to run all programs with GUI correctly. However, when I run the same programs with sudo, I get ...
0
votes
1answer
122 views

I'm trying to limit rsyslog outgoing to Emerg, crit , alert and error but having difficulty

This is the line i have: *.=emerg,crit,alert,error @@syslogserver:1468 What i'm receiving is all messages. Is there anything wrong with this syntax?