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tcptraceroute showing paths of greatly varying length

I'm tracing a path to my server using tcptraceroute. The server is showing intermittent network availability. It's as if some packets get through fine, others take a long time and some never get ...
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Screenshare daemon on lan?

I was thinking about getting a kiosk or two i thought since monitors are facing potential customers and we'll be behind a table i'd be hard to see if something gone wrong/needs our attention. It would ...
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Net boot from debian server using directly connected ethernet cable

I have a computer with grub installed, and nothing else. I'd like to install Debian on it without having to burn a CD. (and I don't have any flash disks.) It has a nice ethernet card, and I have ...
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VMware Workstation - Installing Red hat Linux 5.4

I installed Red hat linux 5.4 on my VMware workstation and it worked finem but the filesize of linux was not as per my requirements. VMware only gave 3GB to my root (/) which is very small. How can ...
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installing files in other usr

Do you know how can I install apps in other folder than usr automatically? (using dpkg and make install) I want just to install it for example in special folder in my home partition (for example ...
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Allowing multiple users to create directories over SFTP so the new directories keep the same permissions

I want to make a webserver with multiple users allowed to login through SFTP to a specific folder, www. Multiple users are added, lets say user1 and user2, and all of them belonging to the www-data ...
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terminal via null-modem cable

How to get the Linux terminal via null-modem cable on-the-fly (without editing /etc/inittab file)?
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Accidentally changed partition type while trying to get a ext/luks encrypted linux partition to mount under windows 7 x64

As the title suggests, I was fiddling with ext2 volume manager trying to get my unencrypted removable ext/luks drive to show up under windows. I accidentally went to 'change partition type' and ...
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Fetch videos from sony handycam to linux

I've got a Sony Handycam DCR-DVD101. When I plug connect the USB cable to my laptop (Ubuntu 10) it doesn't mount any storage device. If I run usb-devices, I see: T: Bus=02 Lev=02 Prnt=02 Port=00 ...
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SSH from a VM via wireless network to a server

I have a VM running Fedora 17 on VMWare over windows 7. I want to SSH to my university server from fedora but when I try something like: ssh myuser@server.com I don't get request for my password. If ...
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How to install VirtualBox guest additions on Fedora 14 guest?

I installed a Fedora 14 guest on a Fedora 14 host with Virtualbox, then i run these commands on the guest: yum install kernel-devel kernel-headers but if i try to install the virtualbox-guest ...
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minimal graphic requirements linux distribution

I have a graphics card that contains only 64MB of RAM. I want to use it in a Linux machine. Which modern distribution of Linux uses minimal graphic requirements?
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Ubuntu WiFi issues on Compaq Presario M2000

I Have a friend who's installed Ubuntu 10 on his ageing Compaq Presario M2000 and its all working as it should other than the inbuilt WiFi. I've tried looking at the Compaq support page but to no ...
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CentOS 5.5 - Will not install on vmware

I get an unhandled exception when installing CentOS 5.5 64bit in vmware. In the details the tracebacks most recent calls seemingly involve python. I have uploaded an image of the exception window: ...
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Is there a tool that can let me visualise timestamps by day/week/month?

On our website we record thousands of events in tables each with a unique timestamp. Is there a tool that can plot for me the number of timestamps that fall within a day, week, or month, on a graph ...
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tput bel on linux ssh server

Suppose I'm connected to a computer A (ssh-server), via ssh through a computer B (ssh-client). When I run the command "tput bel", how to make the noise on the computer A instead of making it, as ...
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Move Ubuntu to another drive

I have a laptop with an 80GB SSD and 500GB HDD. I currently have Windows installed on the SSD, and a 400GB data partition for Windows on the HDD. I set aside 100GB on the HDD to try out Ubuntu, and ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 vs 10.04

I'm looking at Ubuntu as a choice to linux. 64bit and was wondering what difference there is in both 9.10 to 10.04. I have tried the 10.10 version - but found it was sort of sluggish compared to 10.04 ...
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Out of memory Problem

I'm running a C++ program in Ubuntu 10.04 (32-bit system architecture). If I calculate the amount of memory that my program uses, it comes up to 800MB. I have a 4GB RAM in place. But still before the ...
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Install Ubuntu without taking over 2 hard drives?

I have 2 hard drives and when I do an auto install.. Ubuntu decides to take both hard drives... how do I prevent this from happening without my intervention?
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Where to open system command in centos5.5?

I install Vmware in winxp sp3, then install centos 5.5-i386 release 2 in Vmware. For I am a newbie in linux, I want to type some command like yum install ..., but where to open system command? I ...
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Unable to bring back terminal launcher in fedora

Our office housing keeping guy sat on my linux (Fedora 7) system and somehow removed the main panel. By panel I mean where all the menus are there - Applications, Places, System etc. and contains a ...
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Dual-booting Ubuntu and Pardus with GRUB2…Pardus no show?

I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed and used to dual-boot Fedora, but I replaced Fedora with Pardus. After the install, I went into ubuntu, and did a sudo update-grub. It detected my Pardus 2011 install ...
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wget error: bad header line

Why doesn't this work?: wget -q -U Mozilla "http://rss.slashdot.org/Slashdot/slashdot" -O - | tr '\n' ' ' p.s.: and under openwrt 10.03: # wget "http://slashdot.org/" -O - Connecting to slashdot.org ...
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Can't get mercurial installed on opensuse

Hi I have opensuse 10.2 and need to install mercurial on it. It doesn't have mercurial package so I downloaded mercurial-1.6 but I don't know how to install mercurial on opensuse. Any help would be ...
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Concerning persistence size in the Linux Live Creator

Message : Hello everyone! I have ,for the last several months, used the Linux Live USB Creator which it is a very useful app to make portable OS on to flash drives. I mostly use this application to ...
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cdrom drive doesn't work on laptop

UPDATE: I bought a new CDROM drive, as recommended by HP. It still doesn't work. I can open and close it now; so that's changed. But it still doesn't appear as a drive, and I can't use it. Any ...
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when viewing Linux LiveCD, laptop monitor blinking like an old television without channel

Ive just bought a new laptop with Windows 7. I'm trying to install Linux because I need Terminal I've tried viewing Linux LiveCD (OpenSuse 11.2 and Xubuntu 9.04). But when the LiveCD started, my ...
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Top command number of process limit for -p option

Linux command top -p option can allow up to 20 processes. Is there any way that I can specify more than 20 process? Something like top -pN1 -pN2 .... -pN30
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Multiple versions of a lib on Linux

So i often have the problem that i work on applications that need different versions of the same library. I can usually not have two versions of the same library installed but i can link to specific ...
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Determining decibel level of line-in audio

Is there a way (via the command line) to output the decibel level of the audio coming into the soundcard's line-in jack? I want to run a script if the volume/intensity of the audio coming into line-in ...
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Copying file from unix to network drive

Solaris is the os used. I want to copy files from UNIX Machine to windows network drive. I know smbclient,ftp can be used. But is there any other best option i can use?
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stop network browsing for clients

I am using RouterTik OS as my edge router. My clients are connected to one of the LAN cards of this router PC. One of my clients has a MacBook. He can discover all the clients connected to that LAN ...
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cron job not working

It is little weird now that cron job is not working as i have set. I have set weekly job to send email but i am receiving multiple emails daily. Below is my code; # sends email every monday at 4:00 ...
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CentOS: determine IP for network device

When CentOS boots up, it tries to determine the IP for a network device (eth0) and fails. 'Determining IP information for eth0... failed; no link present.' I'm curious to know how, after booting ...
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How do I set up a VPN in Ubuntu 10.04?

I would like to set up my network/internet connection to connect to a VPN so added security while online. I am using Ubuntu Linux 10.04. I have tried itshidden but it will either not stay connected ...
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Windows Viruses Infected ext4 drive

I have a drive thats formatted as ext4 and being used by my linux install. It recently got infected by some viruses and clamav is just pathetic as it asks to delete each file, something which i would ...
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help with xorg.conf: xrandr on one of two widescreen monitors; rhel5, kde, ATI Radeon X1300

Can anyone help with me configure my dual-screen monitors for rotation? I have xrandr 1.1. Have tried various approaches, nothing takes. I can't even get the xrandr options to show up in KDE's ...
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Wine crashes when trying to run portable version of Firefox

I think there is something wrong with my Wine setup, but I don't know how to fix it or even what it is. Others have gotten this program to work without problems in Wine. This is the console output ...
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Support for usual control keys in the Joe editor?

The Joe editor seems the closest command-line equivalent to Notepad on Linux. However, by default, it doesn't seem to support those keys: CTRL-C/CTRL-V for copy/pasting The Home/End keys don't work ...
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Why does running a program in bash work, when running it in the Menu doesn't?

I presume there is something in the JWM window manager - or Puppy Linux Lupu 5.01 itself that is conflicting with the normal loading of GMPLAYER.... I would like to know how to troubleshoot, and fix ...
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How can i move the chromium buttons to the left in KDE4?

Can I make like this : Under KDE4? How?
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Unable to start my linux (cent OS ) machine in run level 5

Suddenly my machine not working under run level 5 and it seems to be problem with xserver and it is saying that "in last 90 seconds xserver restarted 6 times and unable to start" and then just giving ...
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Restricting access to a subdirectory on linux

I'm looking for a way to make a directory accessible only to its parent directories. That is, suppose you have two directories, A and B, at the same level in the file hierarchy. Now suppose that you ...
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Getting a joystick's path in Windows

On Linux, I can access my joystick with the following path: /dev/input/js0 Is there a similar way I can access my joystick on Windows?
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Strange DNS problem [seems to be IPv6 issue]

I'm experiencing strange problems with my Kubuntu 9.10 when doing DNS requests from various applications. The requests are extremely slow, so loading any pages in Firefox or Konqueror, doing package ...
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Unable to build Python modules in Mandriva 2010

I am trying to build a Python module (pyfits) but I get the following error: # python setup.py install /home/steve/src/pyfits-2.2.2/stsci_distutils_hack.py:239: DeprecationWarning: os.popen3 is ...
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How do I dock a pidgin window in X?

Using the Windows Pidgin Options plugin, I can make the buddy list be dockable. If I dock it, other windows avoid it when maximising themselves. How do I do the same thing in X?
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Install Windows on a raw disk image in virtualbox and then use it as dual boot with linux

I currently have a laptop with linux in it. I'd like to install Windows 7 on dual boot with it but instead of doing it with a usb drive I was wondering if it was possible to create a raw disk image ...
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Can't telnet to a Linux port

There is the following listener: telnet -na | grep 8000 tcp 0 0.0.0.0:8000 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN I can do telnet 1.2.3.4 8000 from the 1.2.3.4 server and it connects, but same command from ...