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Linux framebuffer in VirtualBox compared to VMware

I'm experimenting with virtualization tools, and there is an issue I would like at least to understand or even solve with your help. In short, here is my configuration: Windows XP SP2 32-bit as "...
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hostname and hostname -s differ

My /etc/hostname has: name.domain.net Previously, it was: old.domain2.net If I do hostame I get name.domain.net. But doing hostname -s returns old. According to the man page: -s, --short ...
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Linux error when resume from RAM

The last two times that I have resumed my laptop from sleep, it has hung and given me this set of errors: [drm:atom_op_jump] *ERROR* atombios stuck in loop for more than 1sec aborting [drm:...
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RTL8188CE doesn't connect to any wifi access points

I'm using network manager to connect. Also, tryed iwconfig. Results are same. I even try to connect to open access point — results are same. More information: Drakmail@thinkpad-x220:~$ lspci | grep ...
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install and configure metacity on crunchbang

I am trying to get metacity to work on my #! installation, but instead when I try to run metacity at the command line, it tells me that there is another WM in process. I then tried to run metacity --...
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two functions in samba

I want to setup a samba for file sharing in my intranet, but I want to know if there is any way to prohibit some kind of files (e.g *.exe) uploaded to the share folder? And I want to know if there is ...
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Significance of priority in “ip rule” command

What is the significance of the prio option in ip rule add/del command? Does a higher priority for a rule give it preference over other rules in the table? I saw this piece of code online, without ...
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Can I copy the ntpdate binary from another machine in order to update date & time?

On my Red Hat 5.3 Linux machine, NTP isn’t installed (can't install it for some reasons). However I can copy the binary /usr/sbin/ntpdate from another Linux machine to mine. If I only get the file ...
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Monodevelop run button grayed out

Well, the title says everything. I've just installed MonoDevelop 2.2 from my Ubuntu's package manager, then created the most basic C# 'hello world' console application. The 'run->run' menu entry is ...
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How can I mount ext3 with restricted permissions, like setting uid, gid and umask?

I want to mount an ext3 filesystem on a device with uid, gid, umask options set. When I use these options during mount, I get an error. Below is the command I am using to mount: mount -t ext3 -o uid=...
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Linux - mount iso with lowercase directory names

I'm mounting an iso with: mount -o loop -t iso9660 file.iso /directory what i need to change, to convert all directory and file names to lowercase?
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Linux + automated login and password with python

I write the following simple script , the target of the following script is to copy info_file from target Linux (red hat 5.1) machine to my current Linux machine without entering login or password I ...
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Where to ppp username and password to initiate a PPP session?

I am using RedHat Linux 5.4 and I would like know where should I update the PPP username and password sothat I can connect to the ISP?
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List all SVN repository URLs from a folder in recursive mode

We are looking for a script that will traverse in recursive mode all subfolders and list all SVN repository URLs and the path where it was found. It will be used on /home folder of a user.
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How to create name servers in DirectAdmin with one IP?

I have a dedicated server with DA installed, and only one IP address. How can I define a name server to point my domain to on the server? I found this guide but it talks about two IP addresses; I don'...
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Unable to use PSSH on Ubuntu

Hi I just installed PSSH on my Ubuntu machine and Iä'm trying to use it to execute commands across multiple machines but I keep getting errors. Here's some sample output to show what's going on. root@...
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how to set up a DNS server in SUSE11 using command line

The results of a Google search on this topic are all "X solution". But the X interface are not allowed in the Suse Server I'm using, so I'm seeking for a "command line" solution of my problem.
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Where should I download new install files to in a Linux system?

Say I'm installing Redis. Where should I download the Redis files to? I'm guessing that doing it in my home directory isn't a good idea, just because it'll get messy with downloaded files over time....
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How to disable auto chkdsk on windows startup for ALL drives?

I have system with multiple drive partitions, both Windows and Linux. The problem is, during startup windows tries to run autochk on every partition possible (including ex4 and such, those it sees as ...
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Background process (nohup &) suspends/resumes when user logs out/logs in

Ubuntu Server 11.10 When a normal (non-root) user starts a process with nohup, when the user disconnects from the terminal the process (java) stops responding. When the user connects again, the ...
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What happpens to /etc/passwd- file when useradd command fails

I know that when a user is added using the useradd command, it creates a backup of /etc/passwd in /etc/passwd-, and then add the new user into the /etc/passwd. Suppose if by some chance the useradd ...
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Scheduling Cron Jobs Without Colliding Frequencies

If I have several cron jobs that run: Every minute Every 5 minutes Every 15 minutes Every hour At midnight Then at exactly 00:00 I have 5 jobs running at the same time. I want to add another job, ...
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libpango 64-bit on 32-bit Debian Wheezy

I have a 32-bit Debian Wheezy install with a 64-bit kernel also installed. (64-bit kernel, 32-bit userland.) I need to run a 64-bit binary that depends on libpango, so I need to install 64-bit ...
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eth1 ethernet adapter stopped loading in Ubuntu

I have had a working setup for 3 weeks which suddenly stopped working this morning. I can't identify what changed. I have two network interfaces on my main (Ubuntu 10.10) PC; eth0 is an ethernet card ...
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Bacula daemon not listening properly

I set Bacula up a few days ago, and everything seemed fine. I noticed today that jobs were failing, and upon investigation, it looks like bacula-sd is just not listening on the port it should be ...
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Can I use bash features such as word completion and scrolling in SFTP?

Is it possible to use the bash features such as word completion, reverse search, scrolling, etc. in SFTP? When I try the scroll feature with the up-arrow, it always writes the symbol ^^^.
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How to fork two process in inittab without waiting one to finish?

I know how to fork to process. That is not a problem. But my issue is a little different. Example inittab line: ::respawn:-/usr/bin/python /path/to/script.py && /bin/sh -l -c 'chown user1:...
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Enable ClearType with Linux remote desktop

I know that you can enable font smoothing (ClearType) when connecting to a Windows machine using Windows Remote Desktop client, but can't find a corresponding option in Linux one (rdesktop). Is it ...
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L3 cache disabled in Ubuntu 11.04

I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 64bit .. After checking my CPU cache it shows that 3MB cache is disabled. see below : $ sudo lshw description: Notebook product: SATELLITE C660 (PSC1SE-00G009AR) ...
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Windows XP freezes on welcome screen after resizing partitions

I am using Windows XP and Linux on a dual boot system and after resizing the partitions, Windows hangs just before login. I shrank the Linux partition and enlarged the Windows partition using GParted. ...
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RHEL and Win7 Dual Boot Shared Folder Permission

Good morning; I've set things up like this (but can easily modify if the solution calls for it) on a 500GB HDD: Win7 Enterprise 64-bit, 80GB partition; this was installed and configured first, using ...
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ping request timed out one way

I have two systems in my office LAN. One is running Fedora and the other windows 7. I can ping the windows machine from the Fedora machine but I am unable to ping the Fedora machine from windows ...
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redhat cycle through workspace switcher

This is redhat enterprise. I can't seem to install wmctrl (sudo yum search can't find it; about to get all source dependencies to compile). I can go from 1->2->3 and 3->2->1, but I'd like to be able ...
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Compatibility issues with windows 7 backup and linux partition

I'd like to make use of the Windows 7 backup feature for system settings and user profiles due to some major hiccups in the past. Problem now is that my main OS is a linux install which also resides ...
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Windows port of jwhois?

Other than UnxUtils or GnuWin32, does anyone know of any Windows ports of the GNU jwhois utility? UnxUtils contains a very old version (2.4.1) that no longer works properly, and GnuWin32 crashes ...
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Compressing a bunch of HTMLs into one PDF

I have a lot of HTML files (webpages, saved with FireFox as one <filename>.html file and a <filename>_files directory with statics). How can i compress them into one large PDF file with ...
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How to Set up External yum repositories?

I am new to linux, I am trying to download package using yum, but looks like external repositories are not configured. how to setup yum to download packages from external repositories. I am using ...
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I have a server under Linux OS, I delete the tomcat folder, how to restore it?

I have a server under Linux OS, I delete the tomcat folder, how to restore it? this folder contain all my project under webapps and my tomcat configuration please help me to restore this folder ...
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aplay not working on Ubuntu 11.04 for root user

I have ALSA on Ubuntu 11.04 version. When I play aplay through my normal user, I am able to get the output. When I do this with the root user, the command hangs: below stuff happens root@myuser:~# ...
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Enable MySQL at system startup

I'm running a ubuntu 10.04 box. I want to enable Mysql on startup. Typically, I used the following command: #update-rc.d mysql defaults Mysql still doesn't start when system boots. Suggestions?
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How to make mongodb start when server boots on Linux?

I'm (still) a novice on Linux, and trying to figure out how to make mongodb start when server boots on Linux? I'm using Amazon EC2 "default" Linux instance (no Ubuntu).
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email myself startup screen messages log

I currently have a NAS (Ubuntu 10.04) on my network without an access to a monitor due to a lack of a graphics card. I noticed that every time I restart the NAS, it's been taking longer to fully ...
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Should programs follow symlinks?

A program that recursively traverses a directory tree, needs to figure out what to do about symlinks (and/or junction points on Windows), to avoid going into an infinite loop when a symlink points to ...
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Executable does not exist in /usr/local/bin, but it does in /usr/bin, yet it still fails

I had to compile wine by hand for a certain patch, but I no longer need it. So I did a make distclean (guess I should have done a make uninstall from the start, but oh well) and it was still there. ...
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-bash: /home/rb27/.bash_profile: Permission denied

I have tried changing permissions and I have looked for a solution, but the error still exists.In fact it gives me a different error every time I log in. Could not chdir to home directory /home/rb27: ...
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user not able to access the file which has privilege via group

I am facing the below problem in linux kernel 2.6.18-7.1 I created user "BBC" using adduser -D after this /etc/passwd contains "BBC:x:1010:1010:Linux User,,,:/home/BBC:/bin/sh" I created group "...
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Launch process in new window, whether GNU screen session exists or not

I'm having a bit of trouble with GNU's screen. What I want to do is this (from cron): If a screen session named cron exists, add a new window to the session and launch a process in it (but do not ...
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error while loading shared libraries: libInventor.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I am Trying to execute a Visual aplication, but I got the next message: ./track: error while loading shared libraries: libInventor.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I ...
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Dynamically change desktop background from bash script

Is it possible to change the GNOME desktop background during some period of time by just a random phrase from the list on black screen? Will is seriously load the CPU and consume battery life?
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CLICompanion equivalent for rpm-based linux?

There's a nice program for linux terminal beginners - CLICompanion - terminal with tips and dictionary. It's distributed only with deb packages. I'm just wondering if there's rpm package for this ...