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GNU/Linux: sound recording has electric hum

I can record sound from my microphone, but I get an loud electric hum at around 20% of the max level. This is no matter what software I use to record. How can I get rid of that noise? Soundcard: ...
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Synergy 1.4.10 client config file and syslog entries

Every few seconds I get synergy entries in my syslog as shown below. How do I fix this? And by the way, where if the configuration file for synergyd or how do I configure it? I would like to reduce ...
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How to have a complicated two way sync using rsync preserving deletions

I have gone thorough similar questions on stackoverflow but they dont cover the situation that I would like to ask here. I have all my music files on my remote machine. I would like to sync them to ...
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Create Windows 8 User From Linux Environment

I have a dual boot laptop with Win8 + Ubuntu installed on 2 separate partitions. Yesterday, as a result of a series of tweaking and things I shouldn't have been doing, I'm facing the evil user profile ...
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What do the numbers mean in syslog-ng.d?

On Linux (Ubuntu 12.04) the directory syslog-nd.g contains syslog configuration files like 00-default-destinations 00-default-options 00-default-sources 10-console I am not sure if those files are ...
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Chrome translate issue under Ubuntu

I live in Spain and Chrome normally offers me to translate into Spanish. I would rather have Chrome do the translation into English. How may I change that?
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Size of Linux VM XL local disk space

I want to create a Linux VM server but I don't know what is the default disk size when you create the new server.
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Issues while setting up passwordless sftp

I was trying to set up a passwordless sftp from one Red Hat Linux server to another. As "oracle" user, I created the key-pair on server1, copied the publickey over to server2, and then added them to ...
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Connecting to openvpn server from linux command line

I'm trying to setup openvpn client on Debian Linux so my traffic goes through he vpn. I have done a lot of Googling and in all the articles I crossed it mentions that I need to copy the certificate ...
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Power off device from Linux

I'm trying to find out a way to power off a device (hard drive) via sysfs or anything else. The only thing I have found was to turn off the power supply to the USB device, but that's not what I'm ...
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Forwarding old emails

I'm trying to forward a series of old emails from one email address to another, both are Microsoft email accounts. The thing is that i don't what to simply forward them using the web interface, that ...
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Why can't I create VNC sessions?

When I type vncserver, I get the error below. Can anyone tell me why am I getting this message? I don't see any problem on xstartup. /home/tello/.vnc>vncserver Couldn't start Xvnc; trying ...
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Yum can't find taglib-devel

I am trying to use taglib-ruby in an application, running on AWS Elastic Beanstalk, using standard Amazon Linux, which requires taglib-devel installed on the server. When running yum install tablib-...
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KMail add personal information into template

I want to create template in KMail: [Settings]->[Configure KMail]->[Identities]->[Modify]->[Templates] for sending message with footer like this: Best regards, <First Name> <...
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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 : java.security....
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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) http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=pl&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww....
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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 TR-...
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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. ...