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Booting livecd from external USB not working (no power?)

I have a usb hard drive with ubuntu 12.10 partition on it, but I can't seem to actually boot into the livecd. I can get to the grub menu, and I select "Try without installing", but then the screen ...
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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 ...
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Tracking down edits to my /etc/hosts file

Every hour at :49, my hosts file is being replaced with the following: # Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp. # # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows. # # This file ...
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PuTTY X11 proxy: wrong authorisation protocol attempted

I am trying to connect to an Ubuntu server to work on Qt-creator. Before everything goes wrong, I followed this tutorial. I downloaded putty and Xming and everything was working just fine. then, ...
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One way sync with either Dropbox or Google drive on linux and windows

I could not google this one. I would like to use Dropbox or Google drive only as backup, so I would like to ensure I only upload to those services and never download (unless done manually via the web ...
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Why does tar with -z option create archive with different hash everytime

Can you tell me why tar czf archive.tar dir creates archive with different hash everytime (I check with 'md5sum') Without compression parameter -z or with parameter -j instead all works fine. ...
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Ubuntu 13.10, CUDA 5.5 and hybrid graphics card

I am trying to set up CUDA 5.5 on a laptop with Ubuntu 13.10 and Nvidia GeForce GT 645M on board. I've managed to get the card working perfectly fine with bumblebee and newest drivers. The problem ...
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CentOS - Java in Browser

My output of java -version [root@CentOS ~]# java -version java version "1.6.0_30" OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.13.3) (rhel-5.1.13.3.el6_5-i386) OpenJDK Client VM (build 23.25-b01, mixed ...
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Nano World Wrap Without Hard Breaks

How would I use the nano edtior to show the wrapping of the text, but without having the text broken by end of line characters? If I turn wrap off I'm only able to view one line of text, but if I have ...
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Permissions on private key in .ssh folder?

I changed my permissions in my .ssh folder and now when I use a piece of software that uses my private key, I have to type my password each time. What should my permissions be on my id_rsa file to ...
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Digital Function Keys is disabled after resume on Debian

I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon and I have Debian testing on it. Everything seems to work now except that the touch enabled digital display strip that is just above the keyboard ( not sure what it is ...
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Use ffmpeg to cut mkv file

I tried to cut MKV video file by following command in Linux mint 16. ffmpeg -i input.mkv -vcodec copy -acodec copy -ss 00:39:05 -t 00:03:03 out.mkv output: ffmpeg version ...
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Recover data from corrupted LVM partition with TestDisk?

I had setup 3 disks in a LVM array with each disk holding some data. A few weeks back one of the disks "disappeared" from the LVM array and BIOS. After rebooting, the disk reappeared but does not ...
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How can non-admin monitor GPFS i/o

Running on SuSE, I am one of several "uninitiated" users on a moderately sized cluster farm. I have my suspicions that something is not right with i/o to the mounted /home. How can I get some data on ...
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show message when devices connected wireless router

I'm guessing the only way "Universally" to show a message like "Welcome to my WiFi connection" is through a html landing page( redirection). I would say SMB but I believe Windows 8 doesn't allow you ...
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Domain [ Understanding ] issue when creating a Linux email server

Ok, here goes my paradoxical question. For about 1 year into my hobby-ish career, I used to buy my domains and a hosting package from Reseller Club. I purchased their " shared hosting " plan and ...
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Multi-monitor RDP client for Linux? [on hold]

Perhaps what I'm after doesn't exist. Is there a good remote desktop client for Linux that properly supports multiple monitors? I'm not talking about VNC, but Windows-style RDP. I fired up Vinagre ...
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Linux - Mount device with specific user rights

How can I mount a device with specific user rights on start up? I still have some problems figuring it out. I would like to mount the divide with uid=1000 and gid=1000. My current entry to the ...
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Where can I find the MIB list for my computer (Ubuntu 12.04)?

I want to play around with snmp traps on my computer, but need the MIB list for that (I guess). So where can I find it on a Ubuntu 12.04 system?
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vi Error | Out of memory saving lines for undo - try using ed

While executing the following command on a large file: vi largeFile.log I get the following error: Out of memory saving lines for undo - try using ed My environment is: AIX6 I cannot add any ...
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Virtual RedHat Can't Connect to the Internet

I've installed RedHat 9(linux v2.4.20) with Vmware Fusion. The installation was successful although I can't seem to be able to connect to the internet under RedHat even though my Mac is able to ...
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Why do I need to “hdparm -r” in order to mount a Sony camcorder read/write and why is it dangerous?

When I plug my Sony camcorder into my Linux systems, the file system gets mounted read-only. I cannot simply mount it read-write, I first have to use "hdparm -r0" to make the "device" read-write. Why ...
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Bind bash script to keypress

How do I map a keypress on a keyboard to a bash script? For example, when I press the "Esc" key, the script is run. OS: XFCE Spin Fedora 19 ---- EDIT ---- I need to set this via the console. This ...
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Linux Partition with SSD and HDD

I'm currently setting up my server and I don't get how to choose Disk 1 and Disk 2 for the partition. vg0 should be the HDD and vg1 the ssd. Maybe you can help me how to set up such in this syntax. ...
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linux - centos won't boot after rebuilding raid

I have a dedicated server with OVH. Yesterday they had to replace one of the HDD because it was about to fail. After replacing the disk, we had to rebuild the RAID and now the server won't boot ...