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Can't compile anything, not sure why (puppy linux)

I'm stuck on linux for a while while I try to fix my normal computer functionality, and though I've reinstalled every dependency needed to compile, it seems as though I can't compile anything still. ...
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Dealing with conflicts on linux installs

I am trying to run a linux install. I have added a rpm repo. and i am running yum install normalize But i am getting the following error Transaction Check Error: file /usr/lib64/...
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Windows 7 in EFI Mode with Debian

Do you have to install Debian in EFI mode if Windows 7 is installed in EFI? I assume its more complicated to install Debian in EFI mode and I don't want to have to go through the process of installing ...
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Postgresql on linux ami

I'm a newbie to aws and postgresql I've launch an instance with quick wizard of linux ami 2013.03.01 It says that the instance include a repository access to postgresql - I thought that means that it'...
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Format large drive

My situation: /dev/sda1 /dev/sda2 /dev/sdb1 - ~4TB I need to format the drive /dev/sdb1 What do I need to format / clear the data from such a large drive? What command?
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SSH commands with bash

I have a list of servers in a .txt file. Assume that the authorized keys are all in place in the servers. #!/bin/bash while read server <&3; do #read server names into loop [[ $server =~ ^[[:...
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“Missing Operating System” GRUB

Okay ill keep it quick, I screwed up when formatting my harddrive so now I have this issue "missing operating system GRUB" when trying to boot And if I try to boot from a live CD or USB I just get "...
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Limiting Access to SVN folders for certain users

I have created the file svn.password and added a few users. Now I installed a Subversion repository and a Trac instance to my apache folder and set up the vhost.conf as follows: <Location /svn>...
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Extracting frames with ffmpeg and including subtitles

I am attempting to extract a single frame from a video, with subtitles, using ffmpeg. I built ffmpeg myself: sircmpwn@picard ~/sources/bakabt-staging/hennkeo/groups $ ffmpeg ffmpeg version N-54036-...
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Install yum in CentOS without make

I'm working with GoDaddy via SSH, and I noticed that the OS (CentOS 5.8) doesn't have yum. It does seem to have wget and rpm, but it doesn't have make, so I ran into a wall when trying to install yum ...
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linux command mapping for long path dependent ones

I'm sorry if this question is asked in a different way before. I did my due search effort on Google and StackOverFlow(SOF), but the search terms that I tried haven't returned the answer I was looking ...
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bash: variable name not being expanded with Tab completion

On a remote computer with bash version "3.2.51(1)-release" (OS: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11.1 (x86_64)), I could not do a usual tab completion with variable name. for example, I'd like to type: ...
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Beep in headphone when usb-mouse is plugged in or moved

I have installed debian (wheezy) on my laptop. Previous OS was ubuntu. I get a beep each time I plug in my (wired) USB mouse and every time I move it. An older wired USB mouse does not have this ...
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short domain to point to parent domain

I have two domains, for example: md.com mydomain.com I want first domain to go to same website as second domain. I want first domain to be a shorter domain like other websites have. My question ...
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Some problems setting the HTTP Proxy on my Ubuntu

I am a Linux Ubuntu user and I have some problem setting the proxy on my entire system. I go into the network settings of my Gnome and then I go to the Network Proxy settings mask and then I put my ...
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Blinking cursor issue in Ubuntu Server 11.04

Just installed Ubuntu 11.04 and booted into it. It booted straight into the terminal so I edited GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="" and changed it to quiet splash When i ran the reboot command, all I get ...
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FTP Not Connected - Can't input user credentials

I'm trying to download a file from a Linux server via FTP from Windows command line. I've successfully downloaded the file with FileZilla (same server, same file), but I want to do it in cmd.exe. I'...
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Persistent DHCP Reservation Timing Out

I have 2 machine inside my home LAN (Netgear WNR2000v2 wifi). One of them is a laptop ("client machine") that will always be assigned random IPs in the 192.168.1.1 through 192.168.1.50 range. The ...
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Ubuntu group permission how to change

How do I change the permissions for a specific group that I have created? Say for example I create four new users named Anna, David, Carl and Eva and I also create two different groups which I name ...
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Linux Won't Boot From Option in Windows Boot Manager

I have a pre-existing option to boot from (Windows 7), and a also made a Linux option which was made from Easy BCD. I'm able to load Linux when I click on Windows 7 (When my external HDD with it is ...
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How can I get the terminal in full resolution when running Ubuntu CLI in VirtualBox?

I've installed Ubuntu (latest version) with CLI only, inside VirtualBox running in Windows 7 x64. Switching to fullscreen (CTRL + F in my setup) works, but of course the terminal windows has a low ...
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Why are my Linux Server users conection closed by my linux server

On a linux box I created 10 user accounts. They were able to putty and ftp to the linuxServer. I installed minecraft server. Now the users of the 10 accounts can login but the connection automatically ...
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bash - execute cmd2 each time cmd1 stdout yields specific string

I'm trying to run WID=`xdotool search "Inbox" | head -1` xdotool windowactivate $WID xdotool key Up each time stdout of $ CAMEL_DEBUG=all evolution yields "starting idle". I've come up with ...
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My nvidia-settings /etc/X11/xorg.conf seems to not be saving or running?

I've got a fresh install of Arch-Linux, I'm running Gnome/GDM/Nvidia proprietary driver from pacman -S nvidia I then went sudo nvidia-xconfig and sudo nvidia-settings changed my monitor to 1920x1080,...
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permanent powertop changes with systemctl

I have got a .sh-script, trying to make powertop changes permanent. 'auto' > '/sys/bus/pci/devices/0000:00:02.1/power/control'; the commands in this .sh-script are all of this type. I have a ...
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Is there some way to tell if a Linux machine was woken up by wake-on-lan packet?

I'm looking for a way (programmatically or otherwise) to determine if my machine was woken up by WOL or not (let's say, a Ubuntu Server box). This is sort of a two-fold question, where I want to know ...
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Changing from Linux Suse 11 to Win 7 x64 failed

I bought a new laptop (HP ProBook 4540s, Intel Pentium B980, 4GB, DDR3 1333 MHz) which came with a Linux SUSE Enterprise. As this laptop is going to be used by a IT beginner, it has to run on Win 7. ...
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Script to auto execute creation of ssh tunnel

I'm a CS student, and still learning a lot of these things, and so please bear with me if I don't have a full grasp on what I'm trying here. I'm on a Mac, connecting to a linux machine. I can set up ...
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Toggle individual monitors on a GNU/Linux laptop

I have an external monitor connected to my laptop. When for example watching video on my external screen, I would like to have the option of easily turning off or dimming the laptop screen. But I ...
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How to access data card firmware through Linux?

I have a useless data card lying around. Huwaei EC 122. I want to play around with it. See what's inside etc. However, I don't know how to access the firmware on the data card already. There are a ...
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redhat 5.4 too slow on my hp Elitebook 8440p

I installed RedHat Enterprise 64bit 5.4 on my hp Elitebook 8440p however the performance is disturbing. When I am typing, the computer seems to hang and repeats some keys. I also note that coping ...
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Running an ubuntu server VM on a windows home server - viable?

I've been pondering the idea of building a home server for a while now. I want linux for development, but I want windows for streaming files (subsonic, plex, etc). So, I figure I can just create an ...
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how to compare negative floating points in bash

We tested our script and it fails on negative floating points comparison in bash. What are we doing wrong ? $F1=10000000000 $F2=300 FLP=$(bc <<< "scale=5; ($F2 - $F1)/$F2 * 100") if [ $FLP -...
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can a .screenrc key binding contain variables?

I'm working on a customer .screenrc for Screen and I can't seem to find a way for it to support variables. Here's what I'm trying to accomplish: I want to press ^l, then specify a name, and that ...
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Keep a fixed number of files in a directory

We have a Linux directory where files and directories are being added to it daily. We like to control this list of files and subdirectories in the directory by fixing the list to 50 most recent files ...
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How to index and search SFTP/SSH files in Windows?

I use Index Your Files to index and search shared network locations quickly in Windows. I found some files on a shared network location. When I opened this network location in WinSCP I found that it ...
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centos 6.4 login as root error

I have just installed CentOS 6.4 and cannot log in as root over ssh from other computer. Option PermitRootLogin in /etc/ssh/sshd_config is set to yes, and service sshd is restarted. Any suggestion?
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Linux Mint 14 issues with WiFi connectivity

For the past month and a half or so I've been trying rid myself of my Windows dependency. I have tried Fedora, Ubuntu, and now Linux Mint. Everything works great except for WiFi. I install the distro ...
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utility “less” takes high cpu

I'm using suse 9 and redhat 5. Sometimes I see that "less" takes a lot of cpu. It happens more on suse 9 though happened on redhat 5 too. I have to admit that the frequency of such event is very low - ...
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Transparent SSH Multi-Hop - Access to network without using shell (Shared connection)

I have a quick question. Apologies if this has been posted already, but I have searched and can't seem to find what I am looking for. I have a localhost , Host 1 and Host 2. The Host 2 machine has ...
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Could not find Digikam

I have compiled and made the Digikam source code from GIT. Everything went right. At last, I typed 'sudo make install' and it went successful. But after this, I don't know where the digikam is ...
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Why compile a kernel again in Linux?

I am in beginner level with Linux topics and performances. I have a question about Linux kernel: Is there any way to install a kernel without compiling? Is there any compiled and ready kernel for ...
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How to undo a modification in Linux if Linux won't start due to the modification?

I created a .bashrc file in the /home directory and then rebooted Linux but now it wont restart. I am now on a Live CD version of Linux. Why are many folders not accessible?
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Can gnu screen prompt for a title when a new window is created?

There are a number of questions about automatically naming screen windows based on what's running in them. But sometimes why you created the window is more important than what you're doing in it. ...
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PHP Installation on RHEL

Am trying to install and configure PHP 5.2.17 - 32 bit on RHEL6.2 but am getting error while configuring as below : checking libxml2 install dir... no checking for xml2-config path... /usr/bin/xml2-...
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BIND9 & Webmin new DNS nameserver not accepted by registrar

I have trouble and headhakes with BIND9 on Debian6/64, made with Webmin. Basically I don't think Webmin is a problem, but I am just mentioning it. So, I made a DNS master zone with BIND and the ...
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Nano syntax highlighting malformed regex?

I found this javascript syntax highlighting file for nano on google code, downloaded it and included it in my /etc/nanorc file: File: /usr/share/nano/js.nanorc ## all *js files ( e.g. Firefox user....
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Stress testing all SATA links

I have a few servers. Each has 9 backplanes, and each backplane has 5 hard drives. Once in a while, one of the cables connecting a backplane to the motherboard (actually a pci card on the motherboard) ...
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Bash: accessing another users documents

Using bash scripting I am trying to access another's users documents and search for a word in a file, how would I do this?
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Passwordless SSH between users on the same server fails (CentoOS 6.3)

I have set passwordless connection from user A on my server to two other users. SSH to one of them works fine, but to the other one it asks for password. As far as I can tell, both users are the same ...