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Apache 2.4 don't follow all symlinks

I'm configuring my local Apache webserver after a fresh Kubuntu 14.04 install. Apache version is 2.4.7. I usually work with files located in a separated partition (/dev/sdb6 here), and create ...
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MAC Spoofing errors encountered

I'm somewhat new to Linux (using Ubuntu 14.04), and I'm playing around with MAC address spoofing. I had it working for a few days, to where I could go into the command line and use ifconfig to change ...
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How to disable network manager service permanently

The computer i am working on has a manual network configuration i need to keep. The DNS address has been written to file /etc/resolv.conf but the network manager rewrites a default configuration in it ...
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Can I use dropbox with a linux server that has no gnome/kde installed?

I want to sync files from my home directory on my linux server to my local computer. I noticed the instructions for dropbox.com only has instructions for linux with gnome/kde. can i use dropbox ...
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How to bridge tap to eth0 on raspberry pi?

I am using my raspberry pi as a openvpn cleint for my xbox 360 because at my college i get kicked off xbox live for either strict nat type or a connection limit. I can connect to the vpn just fine, i ...
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Error assigning wpa.conf to port using wpa_supplicant?

I am very new to this sort of linux work and openwrt so any help would be good. So far I have a TL-WDR3600 router which is running open-wrt (openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wdr3600-v1-squashfs-factory). ...
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ext4 fs not recommended for SSD's? Alternative FS

I read ext4 journalling fs is not good enough for SSD's by some anonymous posts. while phornoix review shows JFS, not a known FS for average Desktop user is considered best for SSD. I believe JFS is ...
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How do I disable or modify pam's password requirements?

I'm using Fedora 19. By default it's setup with pam to disable bad passwords, like "password". This is good. Trying to change this default is infuriating. This is a box for testing internal stuff, not ...
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Server video stream without reencoding on linux

I like to stream video from an H.264 providing camera. As it is already sufficiently compressed, I just need a server providing something like mpegts transport streams for raw tcp or http access. Is ...
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Will commands in a bash script be run in parallel or one after another?

Take the following shell script: #!/bin/bash python do_this_first.py python do_this_second.py python do_this_last.py When I run the above, will the 3 python scripts be run in paralell? As I want ...
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Cordova Android Install On Linux

I've been pulling my hair out for the past two days trying to get cordova to detect and install the android platform for a project. The specific error: Error: ANDROID_HOME is not set and "android" ...
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Sort numbers in left to right in ascending order

How to arrange in ascending order from left to right in vi or with the sort command? Sample before arrangement: 2 3 3 6 5 1 4 2 5 8 I want it in this way: 2 3 3 6 1 5 2 4 5 8
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Which are the best file-systems/mount-configuration for each folder on GNU/linux?

One of the good points of Linux is that is easy to customize the partitioning scheme of the disk and put each directory (/home, /var, etc) in different partitions and/or different disk. Then we can ...
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Create a bootable pen drive through Linux command line

Can I make a bootable pen drive from a ISO using the Linux command line without installing any extra software? If yes, what are the commands?
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Fedora 20 touchpad bottom half useless

Previously I had to take my hard drive out of my laptop and plug it into my desktop, because the Fedora installer was not working on my new laptop. On a side note, with Kubuntu I have never had an ...
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How to encrypt files under linux for cloud storage

How to encrypt files under linux for cloud storage I am searching for a file based encryption tool, which I can use in Linux (Mint) to store files in google drive. I really like encfs. But since die ...
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Bash script to delete files older than x days with subdirectories

I'm trying to delete a ton of files older than x days. Now I have a script to do that find /path/to/files* -mtime +10 -exec rm {} \; But this will also delete the subdirectories. There are a ton ...
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Transfer file via SSH from server back to client

I am logged to remote server via ssh (linux) or via putty(windows). I want to copy file back to my origin machine from remote bash prompt (because of convenience). I know I can launch FileZilla or ...
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How can I (on Mac/Unix/Linux/scripting) recursively copy a directory into another and replace only the files that have not changed?

Background and issue I moved to Mac OS X recently and bumped into the "feature" of Mac where copying files from an external drive resets the file modification/update date/timestamp to the current ...
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Linux Full Disk Backup of a Remote System?

I have a home file server in the following configuration: 4 HDDs of 2TB each 1 USB flash drive running the Debian OS of 8GB I would like to make a full disk backup of the OS flash drive to another ...
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unable to connect to localhost:80 after installing nginx

I just installed nginx by doing sudo yum install nginx and I'm unable to connect to it on port 80. I tried stopping iptables by doing sudo service iptables start and was still unable to connect. I'm ...
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EFI System Partition for Dual Boot Windows and Linux

I just built my first computer and I want to have Windows and Linux installed. My hard drive is on the small side for a dual boot (256 GB SSD), but I plan on upgrading at a later date. Following the ...
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Connect to a Microsoft VDI Pool from Linux

I have been searching for several hours now and haven't found any solutions nor an authoritative voice to say that what I want will not work...But I currently have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V/VDI ...
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Ffmpeg Audio Stereo to Mono using only left channel

I use the following command to extract video parts of an '.MTS' record (video). ffmpeg -i 00402.MTS -s 1280x720 -r 25 -ss 0:00:05.38608 -vcodec libxvid -qscale:v 2 -acodec ac3 -ar 48000 -ab 256k -t ...
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Restoring Windows boot entry on GRUB

I made a lot of mistakes lately with my systems, and now I have an issue. After installing fedora 20, I tried to resize my windows 7 partition, and generated an error with the actual size of the ...
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Can I run Windows 7 in a VM on ARM Processor under Ubuntu/Xubuntu/Lubuntu?

I'm trying to run a Windows 7 virtual machine on this device, and I want to use a host OS that supports VirtualBox. I want to throw on the least resource-intensive (CPU and RAM, HDD space is not a ...
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Append to file through SSH is failing with Invalid Argument

I'm trying to append to one of my inittab files through SSH from a different server. I've tried several attempts but seem to be failing. Any suggestions on how I can accomplish this would be greatly ...
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sda1, sda2, what are these in my partition table?

I'm using Ubuntu on WMware. My sda1 is in ext4 format, and I assume that it holds my OS and all other files? What is sda2 and can I delete it and just put all my space into sda1? sda2 is in extended ...
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Strip motion events from file

I am working on a time lapse project currently have a couple long videos where there are parts where nothing is happening and I am wondering if there is a program that can strip out all those parts or ...
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Oracle database 11g [on hold]

C:\Users\Administrator> emctl status dbconsole; EM Configuration issue. H:\app\Administrator\product\11.2.0\dbhome_1/ManjuTakhar-PC_orcl not found. C:\Users\Administrator> emctl start dbconsole; EM ...
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linux laptop - bind key and click to emulate right click

I have replaced my old iBook with a Asus laptop with Linux Mint. On that apple, to right click, you would press AppleKey (keyboard key) and click the mouse. Is there a way to enable similar behavior ...
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Switch from HTTP to HTTPS with Apache2 not working

I'm trying to change my existing apache2 site from http to https with a self-signed cert on Ubuntu 11. The site is currently running with the config at sites-available/default. I've followed the ...
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How to mount a Windows share in OpenDreambox via Telnet?

I have created a new folder on root of C disk called recordings and I have shared it with everyone. I now want to mount this folder on my Dreambox so that I can record to it. But since this is an ...
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Booting Kali Linux from USB from a MacBook Pro running on Windows 7

I wiped OS X from my computer a while ago and started using Windows 7 instead (school and work reasons). I am trying to install Kali Linux on my computer on a separate partition. I have tried too many ...
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loading local shell aliases to ssh session dynamicaly

When I log in to some machine using ssh I wish my aliases and functions are there. In other words, log in to some machine I wish I can use my command shortcuts. I need it be dynamic, every time I'm ...
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How to know where in /dev/ is a UBS keyboard loaded?

To be precise, when you plug in a USB storage device, it is loaded in sd something, but where is a usb keyboard loaded in /dev/?
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Enable OpenGL on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I'm running Trisquel Mini 6.0.1, which is based on the repos for Ubuntu 12.04 on a netbook. I have a lightweight game that I'm trying to run written for the love interpreter, but it fails to ...
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tar: backup before overwriting

The cp command has a feature not well-known to everybody that it can backup before overwriting the target file. Does tar has such feature as well during restoring? I saw an option of --backup, but ...
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best practice for access permission to users for apache tomcat

I have a Linux box being shared by various developers. They want to deploy their war files in apache tomcat which in shared location (/opt/tomcat). Since they don't have sudo access, I have to change ...
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CentOS Ruby Install - Open SSL Issue

Attempting to install ruby 2.1.2 on a centos 7 box, but running into a dependency issue with openssl ~ % ruby-install ruby ...blah blah blah... ---> Package openssl-devel.x86_64 1:1.0.1e-34.el7 ...
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Will any (recent) Linux terminal emulator allow me to save my session (tabs, history, etc)?

Over time, I become invested in my terminal sessions: tabs, command history, window layout and title, etc. Eventually, a reboot requires me to start all over again which wastes my time. The two ...
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Windows 8 entry is missing in ubuntu grub

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my computer that already has W**indows 8 pre installed**. Now when I restarted , I cannot see Windows entry in the grub created by Ubuntu. Now i cannot enter into ...
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Disable WLan if Wired/Cable Network is available

The question says it all. All i want is that my W-Lan connection should be disabled whenever a wired connection is available. What would be the easiest way to do that in Ubuntu/Gnome? In all guides ...
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Permission denied while mounting samba cifs share on linux

I have a samba server set up on a Linux computer that uses winbind on an AD domain. Everything seems to be working but I haven't been able to mount a samba share on another machine. Right now, I would ...
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kernel system call inplace of “route” command to add host ip to routing table

I need to traverse all data packets of ftp server host from ppp0 interface, So for that i am using below command which add ftp ip address to route entry with specific gateway. route add -host ...
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script to add static ip in the interface? [on hold]

I want to add static ip to the interface Help me with the script. I want to add multiple ip to multiple interface using the script so that I don't have to manually add ip to all interface every time
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Computer hard freezes randomly - possible hardware issue

Symptoms: When the computer is running, it randomly freezes and requires an hard reset. This happens both when using intensive applications (games, compiling) or just browsing the web. The freezing ...
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Screen fails to release pty

On my linux box, when using screen I can open, read and write to a pseudo terminal with screen. After closing it (C-a k y) I can't connect to it again, without restarting socat, which provides the ...
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Setting up Seagate Goflex on Ubuntu

I have a Seagate Goflex external hard drive. When I plug it in it has set up files for Mac and Windows, but I'm new to Ubuntu and do not know how to set it up on here. How can I go about doing this?
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How to convert html to doc/docx with OpenOffice or LibreOffice?

I am trying to convert a html to doc or docx. I used some of the available php classes but the results are not good. I wonder if I can convert a html file to doc using some office software like ...