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Can't install Texlive on Mageia

I've just installed Mageia 4 on my laptop, and am trying to get Texlive installed. However, I can't seem to find it in the graphical package manager, even though when I search the rpm repositories, I ...
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ZFS on top of LUKS partitions

I have weird problem I cannot quite explain. I have three hard disks. One is the root disk sda, and then there are two more, namely sdb and sdc. The latter have two LUKS partitions sdb1 and sdc1 and ...
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CentOS installing jre/jdk error

[root@jony source]# sh run.sh Error occurred during initialization of VM Could not reserve enough space for object heap Error: Could not create the Java Virtual Machine. Error: A fatal exception has ...
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Can't open hostname/phpmyadmin

Issue:When I try to browse to my server's hostname/phpmyadmin I get a local ISP error that "This URL was invalid." I can connect to my server's static IP and get the Apache web splash page to verify ...
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Using iw to add a virtual wireless interface, getting the error “No such device (-19)”

I am trying to add a virtual wireless interface to my debian squeeze system using iw. The output of iw list is shown below: root@alix:~# iw list Wiphy phy0 I am using the command: iw dev phy0 ...
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How to boot Linux with extlinux

Anyone knows how to boot Linux with extlinux? I've exhausted my google search but still unable to figure out what's the proper way to setup extlinux to boot Linux. All hits that I found talk about ...
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Why has my Battery Icon stopped updating in Linux?

I noticed something funky happening over the past week. My battery icon stopped updating. For a more specific definition, here's the expected and current behavior in detail: Expected Behavior ...
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Interpretation of number of heads returned by fdisk

Info about HDD: $ sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 250.1 GB, 250058268160 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 30401 cylinders, total 488395055 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size ...
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htop status bars in motd

I'd like to put the htop status bars, that show the percentage of CPU usage and memory, in my MOTD, so that every time I log in I see an overview about the systems health status. Any idea how to ...
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How to install Debian GNU/Linux without Removing Windows or Formating

I want to install debian on my computer, and I already have Windows on it. Is there any way i can install Debian on a partition without removing what's in it or formatting? I can't get past the setup, ...
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The system cannot find the path specified

Here is my situation. I have a Windows server box and a Linux box. On my Windows server I have Sharepoint installed and was able to access the shared directory through the Windows command line by ...
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Linux (Ubuntu) CIFS mount with restrictive umask

I'm trying to mount a NAS share using CIFS in Ubuntu 14.04. This is my personal share and I'd like to make sure that files are readable only by me and not by anyone else logged in. So ideally, I'd ...
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Configuring xkb so that left winkey is an additional left alt

I'm never using the windows key but for whatever reason on my laptop keyboard I often hit them by mistake trying to hit ALT. How can I configure xkb so that the left windows key acts as an additional ...
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How to change the resolution of the TTY on Arch Linux

I followed the Arch beginner's wiki to install on VMWare player (host is win7) Arch without x-server and I would like to know how I can change the resolution of what I think is called a TTY to make ...
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Connect 3 laptops

I am working on a problem but not able to solve it. It goes like this I have 3 laptops, laptop1 is connected to wired network , laptop2 is in having wireless connection with laptop1 , laptop3 is ...
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How to TRIM/DISCARD a whole SSD partition on Linux?

My partition /dev/sda3 on an SSD drive doesn't contain any filesystem, but it contains garbage. How do I do a TRIM/DISCARD operation on the whole partition?
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Can I access Microsoft Outlook PST archives with any other tools?

I would like to access my Microsoft Outlook archives (pst files) from machines that do not have Microsoft Office installed. Is that possible? Think of several years worth of PST archive files. My ...
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udev not detecting HDMI port events

I'm trying to get udev to automatically setup my second monitor when plugged in via HDMI port. The HDMI port is provided by 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core ...
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Network interface/dhcp problems ubuntu with kvm and network bridge

I have a ubuntu system running 12.10 I am using KVM and have configured a bridge for the virtual machines, which is using nat forwarding. I am having problems with the connection dropping out ...
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Conntrack/NAT's port mapping for a specific port breaks whenever that port's service is shutdown for too long. How can I fix this?

Linux Gentoo 3.13.6-hardened-r3 #1 SMP Sat Apr 12 09:17:25 EDT 2014 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux hardened with grsecurity and selinux with a strict policy in ...
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Where are cookies are stored in Iceweasel on Linux?

My question is similar to Where are cookies of Firefox stored in windows? but, I am using Iceweasel (on Linux) which, supposedly, is almost the same as Firefox. Where are the cookies stored, how ...
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single click or command setup for webserver on unix system

One of the product has requirement of on premise webserver. We are using LAMP stack. We have selected website for on premise use due to business constrains. We are to install this on multiple servers ...
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Murrine engine on GTK3?

I'm trying to use a GTK theme which requires the Murrine engine, so I installed gtk2-engines-murrine from apt-get. It works fine in most apps, but some such as nm-applet segfault as soon as I try to ...
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Awk - Syntax error

I am writing a bash script. setenv lineNUM `grep -n ms-listviewtable wget_list.log | awk '{print $1}' | cut -d ':' -f 1` setenv next `expr $lineNUM + 2` echo `awk '{FNR>=$lineNUM && ...
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What is a shared configuration? (Fedora)

What is a shared configuration? im using fedora 20 and attempting to run eclipse as root. i am advised against this as it will cause the "shared configuration" to no longer by in sync with the actual ...
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WinSCP client for Ubuntu

Are there any GUI clients for Ubuntu which can remotely connect to another Linux box over SCP? I heard about the fish:// protocol and Konqueror (which is for Kubuntu using KDE), but I am looking for ...
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CygWin terminal in remote console (SSH) not starting at correct $HOME path

I have installed CygWin v1.7.28. The problem quickly explained: Basically, when starting a CygWin shell via remote login, the $HOME is not where it should, with all derivated (bad) consequences of ...
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Why is my VirtualBox/LinuxMint ISO not prompting me for an install?

I downloaded the latest version of VBox. Then I downloaded an ISO of Linux Mint 16. I then created a VBox Linux (Other) VM and pointed it at my downloaded ISO. Then I started the VM, expecting to go ...
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OpenGL and Minecraft disagree

I have recently had issues with GNOME3 (as I have said in another question), and had to move to KDE. Now, not only does KDE freeze every few minutes, but Minecraft refuses to see OpenGL. Any ...
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ACL and moving files in Nautilus

When I move files from a private home directory (e.g. /home/jack) to a shared directory (e.g. /home/shared-school) Nautilus copies the file permissions from the original file into the shared directory ...
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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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Win XP connection shared over non-192.168.0.1 LAN

I have a ZTE MF823 3G modem connected to Windows XP Professional. It is seen by the system as local area connection with IP 192.168.0.1 and netmask 255.255.255.0. I'd like to share this connection to ...
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Xen: Is it possible to run an installed Windows inside Xen?

Is it possible to run an already-installed Windows inside Xen, similar to how Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion can run a bootcamp Windows as a VM on Mac OS? My plan is, in a few weeks when Windows ...
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Is it possible to route all traffic on VirtualBox host adapters to guest?

I am upgrading Ubuntu 8.04 on a dedicated router/firewall/NAT/SMTP/SSH server with a current Linux (Debian Wheezy). I am using VirtualBox (4.2) with Ubuntu 8.04 as host and the new Debian build as ...
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Linux server configuration audit tool

Is there any tool that validates and checks server configuration? I need something to audit my boxes - if they are well configured and connected to our monitoring (nagios now). Thanks for any ...
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Windows fail , cant start computer [on hold]

I Press Alt + F4 in cmd and Mozilla FireMonky not work anymore! My pc cant start i only see message about "Windows cant find file \Windows\System32\spscsp.dll Plz help i have homework in programing ...
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Output of usbmon ( length field )?

In http://www.mjmwired.net/kernel/Documentation/usb/usbmon.txt#163 it is written that before status tag ,there is data length field ,in my output for usbmon http://pastebin.com/b6U7Je7h please ...
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How can you execute files mounted via sshfs?

This does not work: $ touch testfile $ chmod 777 testfile $ ls -l testfile -rwxrwxrwx 1 quinn dialout 0 Apr 18 10:15 testfile $ ./testfile -bash: ./testfile: Permission denied $ sudo ./testfile sudo: ...
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Gnu/Linux learning curve, resources and frustration. Experts, please advice [on hold]

I am trying to learn GNU/linux or the unix architecture/pipeline for a computing platform. I feel like everything i try to learn has an unbearable learning curve. I wanted to switch to linux emacs ...
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redirecting output in crontab

I have a shell script to monitor table stats and java apps. It works fine when I run manually. But if I put it in the crontab it will get stuck if I don't redirect it's output with export display ...
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How to list only ordinary files on UNIX

I'd like to list only ordinary files (not directories or symlinks) using ls from GNU tools. So far I have only some hackish greps. Is there an option or better way of doing that? Edit: I need more ...
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How to use usbmon for knowing amount of data transferred from usb (pendrive )?

Please someone explain me in simple terms how to use usbmon to track the amount of data transferred from pendrive ?
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How to fix Ubuntu 10.10 black screen from terminal?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu Desktop 10.10 on an Intel Atom mainboard (Intel D945GCLF2) with CRT that has been running Ubuntu 9.x previously. Both, Desktop live CD / installer and alternate install CD ...
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Running a CygWin shell: what windows console (DOS) commands do disappear?

If under my Windows with CygWin (v2.831 32bits) I do: cmd mode 80,50 the screen width changes, but if I open a CygWin terminal, like bash: C:\cygwin\bin\bash --login -i $ mode 80,50 bash: ...
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File count limit for NFS Mounted Drive

Is there a known upper limit on the number of files one can place in a folder on an NFS mounted drive on 64bit Linux systems? I have come across one excellent source that discusses related issues but ...
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USB mouse gets stuck on top right corner

My USB mouse every now and then (which means pretty often :) gets stuck in the top right corner of the screen with no apparent reason. If I unplug and plug back the USB cable, then it resumes working ...
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Stuck at GRUB prompt after booting, how can I restore normal booting?

My machine was dual-booting with Windows XP and Fedora, then I tried to install Arch. While installation power went off. After that, booting always results in the GRUB prompt. Even when I instruct my ...
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Where's .bashrc for root?

I know it's not best practice, but on my dev system I login as root. What's the equivalent of the .bashrc file so I can alias some functions? I've found the /etc/bash.bashrc & ...
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grep and search and replace in linux accepting parameters with /

I'm trying to find and replace the contents of a file using grep and sed. ```grep "#!/bin/bash" ./ | sed xargs -i 's/#!/bin/bash/#!/usr/env bash' How do I make sure that the string #!/bin/bash will ...
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How to find out if a linux machine was connected to a certain wireless access point ?(wireless connection history)

I am trying to find out a piece of log that states that a machine was connected to a certain wireless access point sometime in the past. Where exactly does linux store this information.(some file in ...