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USB mass storage device split to 2 devices

When I connect an Hitachi Deskstar 7K4000 4TB hard drive in a Fantec DB-ALUE2e external SATA enclosure to a Lenovo T400 laptop using the USB 2.0 port, the hard drive gets split to 2 devices: [ ...
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Linux wget, how to display progress percentage after session has reload?

I am running debian Squeeze in console mode on a plug computer. I control it opening an SSH session from a Windows machine, on the same local network. I started downloading a large file using wget. ...
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Xorg input devices fail without udev

What I am trying to do: Launch Xorg server without udev device manager. What I have tried to do: Make sure that /dev/ has all required nodes, such as /dev/input/*. Make sure that all required ...
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custom filesystem with fancy readdir or bash completion behaviour

Ok. After trying to formulate this question a couple of times, it turns out that this will be a long one. Anywho: Consider this file structure: photos/ ants/ pic1.jpg animals/ dog.png ...
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How to properly use stunnel?

I'm trying to setup Wireshark ssl debugging, and to do this, I'm trying to follow instructions in this article. I'm currently at stunnel part, and I'm trying to execute sudo stunnel -p ps.pem -d ...
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FTPS client certificate authentication

I'm installing FTPS server on debian with certificate-based authentication. I've set up ProFTPd and configured it to use TLS and a certificate (for testing purposed I use a self-signed one). Now I'd ...
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tar -xvf *.tar.gz gives me a weird name on extraction

I have a file "elasticsearch-servicewrapper.tar.gz". When I try to run: tar -xvf elasticsearch-servicewrapper.tar.gz I expect the extracted folder to be called ...
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How to make chrome to not “unselect” in addressbar [closed]

I have the following strange behavior - when I click on address-bar, press shift+end, the selection disappears after very short time, I could not find what causing that. Same happen if I just select ...
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Website as background on linux

Is there some way to set a website as a background? I would like it to behave just like a wallpaper (links should not be "clickable"), but it should refresh every x minutes automatically. My DE is ...
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GUI Apps without a graphical desktop

This may be a stupid question - But is it possible to run GUI apps (Firefox for example) on a computer where I don't have a graphical desktop installed (like GNOME, Xfce)?
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stripping properties and personal information from .odt files on linux?

I have a few files that have fields of properties and personal information that I want to remove, the format is .odt. Basically, I want to strip out everything. What utilities are available for the ...
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Recording both internal audio and microphone via PulseAudio [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some specific audio / sound card / driver setups that still allow you to “record what you hear”? I'm looking to get a sane audio recording set up that allows me ...
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how to tell chrome not use /run/shm or how to make /run/shm not mounted as tmpfs?

I have the problem with tmpfs and google chrome. When chrome runs, it uses /run/shm to keep some files like /run/shm/.com.google.Chrome.RnIWmb, the files are (deleted) but still open, that cause ...
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IPV4 route cache removed from >= 3.6 linux kernel

While going through 3.6 linux kernel change log, i came a across a mail (http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.network/238256) from David S Miller regarding removal of routing cache for IPV4 in kernel. ...
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terminal with custom command

I am using Linux Mint 13 (Mate). I have edited my mate-terminal profile using custom command as follows mate-terminal --full-screen By mistake i haven't set the default profile to load. So terminal ...
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Errors when installing jdk 1.7 in linux

When I am installing jdk 1.7 in Oracle Linux by using the following rpm -ivh jdk-7u9-linux-i586.rpm However I am getting the following errors, how can I resolve these errors and install jdk 1.7? ...
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Cannot install Wine in Linux Mint

I installed Linux Mint Maya Xfce. When I tried to install Wine, it gets stuck and no progress is made beyond 83% installed. I used the Software Manager. I have tried using the command line as advised ...
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Hamachi Gateway under Linux

Has anybody successfully gotten Hamachi working on a Linux server working as a gateway? Any help getting that setup? I'm in a dorm room (so I am pretty much forced to use Hamachi instead of OpenVPN) ...
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Cloning a Linux installed on a usb drive to another usb of the same brand/type

I have a completely configured Linux system installed on a 16GB USB drive. I have the same brand/type of USB drive 10 times and the exact same mainboard 10 times. Now I want to copy the USB drive to ...
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What is the bash syntax to create a new directory in the directory above?

I aim to make a script for mogrify. The mogrify command will resize images in a directory and put the resized images into a directory on the same directory level, with the same name as the work ...
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x-terminal-emulator not getting path

I have a script that uses x-terminal-emulator to launch a different script in a new terminal window. I am using ubuntu 12.04 and a colleague of mine is using ubuntu 12.10 and this is not working for ...
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Figuring out how my /etc/ folder got deleted [closed]

I was playing around with my sendmail configuration in the /etc/ folder, and then, somehow, the contents of my /etc/ folder went away, and I'm unsure of how. From /var/log/auth.log: Nov 8 10:28:42 ...
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How to automatically change permissions for files copied to a directory?

I would like to automate changing permissions for files copied to a directory. For example, any files copied to folder X should have mode 755, and any files copied to folder Y should have mode 700. ...
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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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Known problems with dual boot of Windows 8 and Fedora 17

Presently, I am using Windows 7 and Fedora 17 on my laptop. Both OSes work fine. I am thinking of upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 8, while keeping Fedora where it is. Keeping Fedora 17 on my system is ...
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how does my router know about my hostname and how to find out others computer's hostnames?

I have a cisco router by which I connect my 2 pcs running ubuntu to the internet. I get the ip address by DHCP. When I check the list of pcs connected to the router, the router admin page shows ip ...
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Setting up ssh group keys without affecting ~/.ssh/config in Linux

I have to setup an ssh group key used for publishing to a remote git repository. As git (as well as I presume many other programs) don't allow defining a flag lag ssh -i the information which key is ...
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why ps -ef show the time like this

When I run the ps -ef command I receive something like this: root 26728 26725 99 Sep25 ? 1184018564-02:43:14 java -jar /root/TaskManager.jar I need to understand why the time is shown ...
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Providing Access to a Whitelisted Server through OpenVPN

Ok, so there's a server A. This server is only accesible from another server B, with a given IP address. I want to install OpenVPN server on B so that clients connecting to this VPN can access server ...
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How can I copy files recursively without overwriting the directories

On linux, let's say I have some files like this: dir1/file1 dir2/file2 and I want to copy them to a destination that already have dir1 and dir2 and looks like: dir1/file1 dir1/file1a dir2/file2 ...
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how to bring network up at boot time in linux

I am working on an embedded linux system, my aim is to activate ethernet interface at boot time. I am using u-boot as bootloader. I passed ip= and eth= u-boot environment variables to the linux kernel ...
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Add color palette for Sakura terminal

How can add my own color palette in Sakura terminal? I use Ubuntu 12.04, and in options menu, I see only tango, Linux, xterm and rxvt palettes available.
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tmux combine multiple commands to one vi-copy command or tmux command to yank a line

In tmux, i know we can chain multiple commands to a key by using \; See Here But in vi mode, i want one single key press to go to the beginning of the current line, begin-selection, go to end-of-line, ...
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linux named sockets howto

I know that there are named sockets & named pipes (fifo) in linux. In ls -l, they would look as below:(I have changed the filenames, for demonstration.) prw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Nov 8 16:31 ...
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Is it possible to modify linux mount defaults option?

Is it possible to modify/redefine linux mount defaults option? For example, having a fstab like this: # / was on /dev/sda8 during installation UUID=669cb10d / ext4 errors=remount-ro ...
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CentOS 6 - iptables preventing web access via port 80

I'm setting up a new web server with CentOS 6.2 and am not able to connect via the web. Everything looks set up correctly in httpd.conf and Apache is running, so I'm assuming it's an iptables issue. ...
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update file in tar

for Linux tar command: tar uf test.tar test.txt but for *BSD bsdtar command option u = r = append,that is can't update file ,only can append file and also ,I try compiled libarchive , proved ...
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Is my CPU 32-bit or 64-bit? Output from lshw, lscpu, getconf and /proc/cpuinfo

I use Debian squeeze on a Toshiba Satellite. I want to know FOR SURE if my CPU is a 64 bit or a 32 bit. I ask this here because I am now very confused. What follow are the outputs of four different ...
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how to access X server and executing graphic programs remotely?

I have a X server on pc1 which I access through ssh -X from pc2. I know I can run graphic applications on pc1 and display the applicaction's window on pc2, but is it possible to also display the ...
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how to check which graphic controller is in use

On my linux laptop I have two VGA compatible controllers (information from lshw): product: GK107 [GeForce GT 640M] physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0 .. clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi ...
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How to configure Microsoft exchange email account using Thunderbird on Ubuntu

I have my work email that works on Windows and Microsoft Outlook. I tried Thunderbird on Windows and the email account works properly. Then, I installed Ubuntu and tried to configure my account in ...
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Quick method using POSIX tools to generate a random file

So I'm using a board on a ramfs that is pretty much running a barebones Linux kernel that is pretty much just POSIX-compliant (with busybox). For some disk drive testing, I am trying to generate a ...
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Is it possible to have DisplayLink USB display hotplugging with Xorg 1.13 on kernel 3.4?

keithp seems to be the only one on the interwebs to have written anything about the subject and he worked with 3.5_rc. I don't want to go above 3.4 at the moment for various stability reasons and am ...
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virtual pages associated with each running process

How can I list out all processes that are currently running on my system, and print the virtual pages allocated to it and number of page faults associated with each process?
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Error emerging kdepimlibs-4.9.3

i am on a new Gentoo installation and when trying to emerge kde4.9.3 through kde4 layman overlay i get the following error for kdepimlibs-4.9.3 -- Found Sasl2: /usr/lib64/libsasl2.so -- Looking ...
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Display CPU usage separately (without root privileges)

I need to display the CPU usage for each processing core on a single shared-memory 12-core (SMP) machine. I don't have access to install htop, else I would simply use that. I don't need fancy graphs ...
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recursively unzip filenames with spaces in linux and save log

I used >> logsave path/log.txt find . -name "*.zip" -exec sh -c 'unzip -l {} | head -n 7' \; to get the list of files inside zip files in a particular folder. Here is a problem if the filename ...
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Is there a way to run Windows 8 Apps on Linux?

Many Windows 8 desktop applications can be ran on Linux via Wine. I really don't know how to run application download from the store on a Linux box. The way the programs are packaged is an immediate ...
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Unpacking windows PKZIP self extractable in linux

I use Linux, and I want unpack a file that is daily released by an external entity in an self-extractable zip format for windows. If I would do this only once, that would be ok for me to find a ...
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Windows 8 Pro 64 bit GPT Protective Partition after restart

Note: I thought I had one problem regarding this topic, but that has since evolved. Below is the pared down version. After some problems, restarts, and a complete reinstall of Windows 8, my WD 3TB ...