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How to create an uncompressed AVI from a series of 1000's of PNG images using FFMPEG

How can I create an uncompressed AVI from a series of 1000's of PNG images using FFMPEG? I used this command to convert an input.avi file to a series of PNG frames: ffmpeg -y -i input.avi -an ...
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Linux C Compiler

I've just tried to install APCUPSD and have run into a missing C compiler error. I then ran yum install compat-gcc-34-g77 which went fine but the error did not go away, I tried which gcc as well ...
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Attempting to install tmux on CentOS 6.4 or CentOS 6.5 fails with error: ‘EVBUFFER_EOL_LF’ undeclared

I tried compiling tmux using the following steps: yum -y install ncurses-devel libevent-devel wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/tmux/tmux-1.9a.tar.gz tar -xvzf tmux-1.9a.tar.gz cd tmux-1.9a ...
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VM image inaccessible in Virtual Box

I have Virtual Box installed on base OS RHEL 5.5. I am using Windows 7 as a VM image on Virtual Box. While transferring a folder of 600MB on Windows I got a Virtual Box error saying Memory limit ...
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SFTP ChRoot result in broken pipe

I have a website that I want to add some restricted access to a sub-folder. For this, I've decided to use CHROOT with SFTP (I mostly followed this link : ...
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Tomato wake on lan over internet

I am trying to create a way to be able to Wake On Lan over the internet to some off-site location. I have installed the newest version of tomato onto a linksys WRT54GL v1.1 router. I would like to ...
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Should I format USB sticks and SD cards to FAT, FAT32, exFAT or NTFS? (Windows files, live Linux distors)

Does it depend on the media size which one to chose or on some other parameters? In Windows 7 FAT16 is the default. In pendrivelinux.com's Universal USB Installer FAT32. Which one to chose? How about ...
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Webcam problems on Centos 6.6

I've been unable to get a few different webcams working on CentOS 6.6. (Logitech C270 & Creative Live! Cam Sync HD) I think it's related udev but unsure. The following are my /var/log/Xorg.0.log ...
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What could be reason for Tx packet error in ifconfig output

I am working with MAC to MAC MII link in my embedded board. one end of link has MPC8569 processor (free scale) and other side has BCM68610 controller (broadcom). I am trying to ping my switch from my ...
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How to remove Linux Mint to install Windows 8?

I have a computer with only Linux installed. How do I remove it to install Windows 8? All I see online is about dual boot but I don't have that, just Linux on my computer. The way I installed Linux on ...
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Shared data partition for dual boot, multiple hard drives [on hold]

What is the best way to approach doing a dual-boot (Windows + Linux) with one SSD and one HDD? Naturally I would partition the SSD to have Windows and Linux. I want the separate HDD to be for data, ...
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I can't see the net card using “ifconfig -a”

My computer had two network cards and runs the Ubuntu 14.04. The OS had named the two cards p4p1 and p5p1 respectively. They worked well until the old motherboard was replaced yesterday. After the new ...
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Which keymap should I use for a wired Mac keyboard in Gentoo Linux?

I just purchase the new wired Mac keyboard: Running on Gentoo Linux it works mostly fine. The only problem I am having is the function keys and swapping the Alt and Command keys to resemble a ...
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Linux command to find files changed in last n seconds.

I would like a Linux command to find files changed in last n seconds. Is there a shell script or other tool that I can run from command line interface or gui?
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HTTP download speed difference in windows 7 vs linux

I have a strange situation regarding a Windows 7 Home Premium PC which is showing limited internet transfer speeds for no apparent reason. The setup: internal gigabit LAN, behind a TP-Link WDR3600 ...
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An error when SSH Tunneling on Linux. I get error of “…bad id: …Received ieof for nonexistent channel”

Whenever I open an SSH tunnel on linux with the ssh command after visiting a few sites over the proxy I get this: channel_by_id: 3: bad id: channel free Disconnecting: Received ieof for nonexistent ...
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How to make application installations permanent with Linux Mint in a VirtualBox?

I installed Selenium, PyCharm and more software on Linux Mint in VirtualBox. However, once I exit the Mint and VirtualBox and login back later on, I find the installed software to be gone. I get a ...
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Two parts: linux startup script to connect to bluetooth and cron to keep it connected

I have a mini bluetooth keyboard and a Raspberry Pi running a Debian-based distro. I know the MAC address of the keyboard but for this question, let's just use AA:BB:CC:DD:EE:FF. Right now I have to ...
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Alternative to Alt-Tab on Openbox?

I get RSI from using Alt-Tab. 1) Any easier app or way to switch tasks? 2) Can I map it to a single key ? I use Openbox as my Desktop Environment and I don't use panels much.
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SImple server to run program and return result

I am attempting to create a minimal local listen server that takes an input request, pipes the input to a program and then returns the result of the command. What I have at the moment is the program ...
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Is it possible to check which stream is used by the command? (bash)

I have an irritating problem: redirecting stderr does not work. I get: iptables: Chain already exists I can't be bothered to check if a chain exists already (pointless, iptables just throws an ...
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How to get current SSH passprase from Apache2 server?

I’ve fogotten passphrase for my SSL certificate private key, however, I’ve got running Apache sever, that uses that key. Is there any way to get passprase or unencrypted version of private key from ...
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External Thunderbolt drive under Linux (Clonezilla)

I'm unable to mount an external Thunderbolt drive on my Macbook Pro (Retina) from the Clonezilla shell. lshw doesn't show the device. The drive also has a USB 3 connector, which works correctly. Is ...
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Linux Watch Memory Command

I am using watch -n 5 free -m command via terminal to watch the memory fluctuate as I run virtual box with a guest that is limited to 4GB of RAM(it allocates 4GB on start of virtual guest). Under ...
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Using find on Linux to find files with group/other permissions that match

I've got a need to find all files in a directory where the group and other permissions match (eg. those where the group membership of the file doesn't actually affect access). Since there are only 8 ...
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SSH hanging after accepting public key

I'm getting strange behavior from ssh. I'm trying to log in to an ssh user named 'nfs' (e.g. ssh nfs@example.com) and it accepts the public key, but hangs. The contents of ssh -vvv immediately ...
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How do I securely mount a remote file system as a drive letter on Windows?

I have a NAS server running Linux, and I want to map it as a network drive on my Windows PC. Additionally, I want the connection between my Windows PC and NAS box to be secure (e.g. encrypted). ...
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Flash not working in Midori

I have been using Midori for a while now, and got tired of flash not working so tried to install it. I checked the checkbox "Install flash and other 3rd party proprietary stuff" button when I ...
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How to quickly change the first word in a Bash command?

I would like to improve my workflow a bit with Bash, and I realize I often want to execute the same command to a different executable. Some examples: Git (where I would like to quickly change the ...
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Linux virtualbox machine ssh from host

I've recently created a CentOS 6.5 Virtualbox machine. (Portable-Virtualbox) This is currently a replica of the CentOS 6.5 desktop that I use as a file server. In order to use this Virtualbox CentOS ...
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ssh into fedora inside virtual box over internet

I am running fedora server in a virtual box inside a windows 7 host. I can ssh into fedora from this windows 7 host. How ever, I stay out of my place most of the times with a laptop at my disposal, ...
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How to boot Windows ISO installation using PXE (without Windows AIK or whatever)

I have a Linux PXE server. Can boot into Linux ISO installers using PXE with no problems. But how can I do it with Windows ISO? Just start the installation. Without creating some stuff (winpe) under ...
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MJPEG format not working

Gphoto2 captures live preview frames from cameras and store them as a MJPEG encoded movie. For some reason, nothing besides ffmpeg works with it as it should, all programs just see the first JPG ...
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user/sys/irq separate load averages

Is there a way to get load averages for each type of load on Linux? I have a router doubling as a web server and I'd like to have a load average for user+sys (i.e, time spent serving pages, roughly) ...
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Differences of aufs, unionfs and overlayfs from each other

I have to join two file systems, one read-only (squashfs) and one read-write (ext4). My plan is to mount the read-write filesystem over the read-only flesystem so it appears writable. When I make some ...
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Is there a way to send and recieve text messages via a linux terminal? [on hold]

For the most part I am focused on Linux terminals and hate to look down on my Apple device; so I was wondering if there was a way to send and receive text messages in a command line. I have an iPod ...
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How do I get ls --color=auto to work on Mac OS X?

I'm trying to move my bash configuration from Ubuntu to Mac OS X and it looks like ls is slightly different. For instance, it won't accept the --color option. How do I get this to work?
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How to search some text in a PDF File

I would like to search some text in a PDF file. For example, where is the word "go to" in my PDF? If you find it, what page is there? I find this command line : find /TEMP -name 'manu.pdf' -exec ...
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How to check whether MOD drive is working in Linux based system

I have an issue with the Linux based computer which belongs to Hitachi MRI Medical Equipment. We replaced the MOD drive(not CD or DVD) which was used to read MOD disks. After replacing the Drive I am ...
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Access from Win 7 inside Virtualbox to EXTERNAL Samba Ser

even after reading two days of information I havn't found a solution for my problem. I hope You can help me. I'm running Win 7 inside in a VirtualBox. The Virtualbox itself is running on an openSuSE ...
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Kali Linux inside VMWare using NAT: DNS not resolving names

I have a Kali Linux installed in VMWare Workstation. The virtual machines is configured for using NAT. The host server is Windows 8.1. DNS in Kali is not working: $ ping -c1 www.google.es ping: ...
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Battery detected but not charging (remains 0%)

I've recently bought a new, 6600 mAh battery for my Acer Aspire One Netbook (AOA110, ZG5 Model) that refuses to charge. My adapter will charge the old battery (although it only lasts 10 minutes), so ...
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Cant get my Genius Luxemate Scroll KKB-2040s to work

Last time i used this keyboard it was on windows vista, now im using the keyboard on my Linux(Ubuntu 14.04) laptop with a "ps/2 To USB" cable from here (website is in danish) When i stick the ...
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Screen: user session closed, why?

For a couple of years now have been relying on a bash script that invokes a java server process via screen; until last night it has run flawlessly, just ssh into remote server >> sudo screen >> invoke ...
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Hex editor for large files in Linux

I need to edit and navigate through a rather large binary file (~8 GB) in Linux. I'd use Hiew if I was on Windows, are there any similar tools for Linux? Preferably GNOME applications, but ...
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Cannot change the desktop wallpaper in Ubuntu 14.04

I tried installing GNOME packages to Ubuntu 14.04(unity). I used these codes. sudo apt-get install gdm sudo apt-get install gnome-shell sudo apt-get install ubuntu-gnome-desktop ...
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ethernet port is not detected in freescale MPC8569 board after kernel updrade

I have a freescale MPC8569 embedded board. previously, I put linux version 2.6.32 on it and all interface connected to processor are working properly. Now, I upgraded my linux version to 3.10 and now ...
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Translate ssh tunneling command to Bitvise settings

With the help of an expert, I have set up a ssh tunnel. The sever side is all set up (I own the sever), and I can use the following command the set up the client side (on Mac/Linux): ssh -f ...
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Find amount of users online in linux?

how can i see how many people are logged on to a linux machine? i know the 'users' command shows all the people logged in but i need a number... is there a switch for users that i am missing in the ...
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connection timeout in gnome connection manager to use ssh to server

conection-manager tool in UBUNTU to ssh to one of my server. Previously i was using putty in windows. Consider a situation, where i want to run continous ping and lock the screen, after 2 hr it ...