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DHCPD (Slackware) - Disabling auto-generation of gateway as DNS server

Good day, I am using a Linux workstation on Slackware 13.37. One "problem" I have had to deal with ever since 11.0 is the following: DNS servers are queried and determined at startup by DHCP ...
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restore “vanished” paritions after installing Windows

My partition table used to look like this: [/boot (ext2)] [logical: [linux(ext4) /][linux(ext4) /home][linux swap] ] [windows 7] Windows wasn't booting right, so I figured I'd just reinstall it, no ...
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Fedora 16 don't recognize my wifi adapter

I have installed fedora16 once before and didnt have problems, but second install took me in hours of troubles. Even with installed right drivers, updated kernel and whatever is writen in tutorials in ...
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Use a gamepad as joystick in Linux

Recently I discovered my game pad was acting like the mouse in my Linux Mint 13 Maya. It was really cool feature but It's not what I need all the time. I fixed it over at Ask Ubuntu. Anyway, ...
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FBReader: How do I get it to display partial images?

I've been using FBReader so far for reading e-books, but my problem with it is how it handles images. Whenever there's an image, it isn't displayed until all of it can be displayed (i.e. it won't show ...
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ZoneMinder: improve motion detection?

I started to use ZoneMinder but I'm getting lots of false alarms. False alarm example: because of occasional noise in the image, it triggers alarm although nothing has really changed. Delayed alarm ...
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Using Google Music Manager in Linux from the command line

My goal is to use Google Music Manager on a Linux server. I'm wondering if the music manager can operate from the command line and with no GUI. If I could set the software up to watch a particular ...
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Webcam resolution, vlc and Linux

I'm trying to do some some streaming with a webcam, but so far the results are not good: everything I stream in 320x240 looks good, but as soon as I choose a higher resolution, the image quality gets ...
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How can I force netcat to send my input immediately, not just on newlines?

How can I force netcat to send my input immediately, not just on newlines? I want to test an HTTP parser manually and check how it behaves when header lines are spread across multiple packets.
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Why might my HP C7200 printer appear to have an MTU of 1498?

On my wireless network, I can tracepath to a mac using MTU of 1500 on Ubuntu linux 12.04. (Mac MTU is set to 1470 for some reason, but reply frames are not that big so this does not matter) When I ...
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Defining keyboard shortcuts involving the Fn key

I am accustomed to pressing Fn+Left to simulate the Home key and Fn+Right for End. On a keyboard with physical Home and End keys, using these Fn keyboard shortcuts do not work. How can I map custom ...
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Adding new hard drives to debian linux

So am total noob at linux and I am trying to setup a debian home server, Ive added 2x 2tb hard drives and unlike windows where I would see a C:/ D:/ etc.. I see nothing So my question is how can I ...
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How can I reformat microSD cards that were created read-only?

My company was burning some microSD cards (4000 of them) and the multi burning machine we were using gives us the option to make the microSD read-only. I didn't know this was possible, but ...
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Rename particular set of files (Linux)

I have the following files: boxScoreBaseball.html.php boxScoreBasketball.html.php boxScoreBowling.html.php boxScoreCheer.html.php boxScoreCrew.html.php boxScoreCrossCountry.html.php ...
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How do nested folders' permissions work?

1) I'm not sure how nested directory permissions work. Suppose I have the following directories/files and permissions: ~/Private/ 700 ~/Private/Group 770 ~/Private/Group/Public 777 Is Public ...
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Captiva SATA to USB 2.0 + Seagate Barracuda weirdness

We have got several Captiva SATA to USB 2.0 external enclosures which used to work fine with 1 and 2 TB Hitachi drives. Now, Hitachi is gone so we had to switch to a different manufacturer and choose ...
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How can I block a bunch of contacts in Skype on Linux?

I am using Skype (Beta) 2.2.0.35 on my Ubuntu and after some trial I believe that it is not possible to block a whole bunch or group of contacts all in one move. It would be a very handy feature: ...
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Creating a new network namespace on Linux

I'd like to create a new network namespace on Linux. http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-containers/msg10895.html tells me that I can attach a shell to an existing namespace with ID X by running: $ ...
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How to get the Three.js import/export scripts into Blender on Ubuntu?

I have been working with 3D primitives in Three.js, but now I want to import some models. I plan on using Blender, which I have just downloaded with: sudo apt-get install blender However, I was ...
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Linux terminal, my program only resumes after scrolling the printout

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, unity. I have a program running in terminal. It is supposed to run for ~10 hours. But it halted after I came back after a few hours. The CPU usage shows that the program is ...
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Is there a way to file the cause (or target file) of disk write operations in linux (RHEL6.1)?

I have a virtual machine with a php based application (in apache) on it, when looking at disk activity there is a constant 170kbps write when apache is running. When we apply load then the ...
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Is there a way to simulate permissions assigned to a file without applying them to the file?

The command apt-get allows me to simulate the installation or the removal of a package by including the switch/option/flag -s e.g. apt-get -s install {package_name}. Am I able to emulate a similar ...
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How to access files on a USB stick after booting from that USB stick?

I booted computer from a USB stick using UNetBootin and Damn Small Linux. Now I want to include some files on the stick such that they'll be available to me once the computer is booted up in Linux. I ...
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Linux: Giving a user read/write access to all files and directories

Is it possible in linux to give a user read/write access to all files and directories like root? EDIT I have a special case. I need to create a folder structure on which I can grand a special user ...
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Is there an acoustic fingerprint tagging for audiobooks in mp3 format?

I am looking for a linux-based solution that will automatically tag my audiobooks, which are mp3 files. I do not want my audiobooks listed as music, this makes the music libary very messy. There is ...
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How does the .profile file work if I fork a process?

Lets say I open vlc or gimp on startup, but those commands don't return until the program closes. Does it just let a bash interpreter run indefinitely until they close or does it run and immediately ...
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Get Path Of Existing Directory or File, Paste at Cursor Position

I am using vim to edit config files on newly-built linux servers. On these boxes I have a default vim setup (RHEL 6.2). While editing these files, I'd like to avoid fat-fingering directory & ...
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How do I find the value of DISPLAY on a linux terminal

Suppose I did an export DISPLAY=:1 in an X forwarded ssh session. Now I want to reset it back to its original value so that when I launch X apps they show up on my screen and not on :1. Is there any ...
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Recursive extracting of tree structure of included text file documents from command line?

I often find myself needing this: Say you have a test.c file; it includes other files, say: #include <stdio.h> #include "mylib.h" #include "../mylib_extra.h" #include "../mylib_bonus.h" ... ...
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What software can I use to record audio/video off a foscam IP camera?

I have an IP camera foscam, I am trying to setup a software on my server that can continuously record video and audio. Which software should I use?
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Trasfer data from one linux server to another [closed]

I have one server on which i am having some data. Now I want that this data should automatically be transferred to another linux server. So how can i proceed further? My one server on which data is : ...
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What happens under the hood when I run a command line program in another programming language?

Some programming languages have system() exec() calls where I can run commands. What exactly happens when I do that? If I run system("ls") Does it run a bash interpreter on the string? Does it make an ...
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Telnet/ssh into a windows machine inside putty that is sshed to a linux machine

I am on a Windows machine. I SSH into a Linux machine using Putty. This works fine. However, I have a bunch of make commands I have to execute and move files around. So, I am trying to automate it. ...
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Where are the gnome panel launcher logs?

I started adding shell-scripts as launcher to the Gnome panel, and it works like a charm. However, occasionally stuff in the scripts fail. When the script is launched from a terminal there is a ...
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In ubuntu alt+f2 spawns a process that is not attached to a shell. How would I do that in bash?

emacs & Forks but the process is attached to the shell nohup emacs & Something like that works but seems to make some kind of log file Just what exactly is alt+f2 doing?
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Chmod to change permissions for group [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Setting permissions for specific user and groups in Linux I have put some users into a group and would like to know how I use chmod to change the access permissions for ...
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Forcing monitor resolution in VirtualBox VM on Linux Guest

I am working in a VirtualBox 4 VM running Slackware-current. I have added an external monitor, and am attempting to set up both of them to run in their native resolutions, but am having no luck. I am ...
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What do the outputs of dpkg -l mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What do each of the details in dpkg -l mean? I have never paid attention to the output produced by the command dpkg -l and noticed it includes descriptors which I can't ...
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Why use the command apt-get --purge remove over apt-get purge in Linux?

I have been uninstalling applications as well as removing or purging their configuration files using the command apt-get --purge remove {package_name}. I have come across several posts on the net ...
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git-number not working on Linux: sh: git-id: not found

I've set up the script git-number on my Cygwin computer without any problems. I've put all three required scripts in a folder in my home directory called bin/ and everything works fine. Now I'm trying ...
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Looking for PHP memory/CPU graph generator

Basically, that's what I'm looking for. I want an app that makes a live graph of the server's CPU and RAM usage. Is there anything like this?
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Looking for cache daemon

I'm looking for a daemon that I can install on my Debian server, and can be controlled through PHP (preferably with included libraries). It must have a basic key-value cache, BUT it must never ever ...
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can I stream some .WMV file from a linux box using a media server and play it on a windows one?

If I have a windows-only file and want to stream it to windows media player for example, can I do so from a linux media server? Does it depend on the media server software used or is it not possible ...
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Extracting msi files using Linux

Related: How to extract files from MSI package? To extract the contents of a MSI installer using Linux, I can either use msiexec with wine or use 7zip. However, the latter does not preserve ...
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Linux: Which physical disk is /dev/sdd?

Really the title says it all, but with more detail: I have a RAID 10 box set up, and one of my drives has failed (/dev/sdd). I have hot swapping enabled, so I'd like to pop the failed drive out and ...
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Power requirements for this build enough? [closed]

I am currently in the process of building a series of desktop base units to act as a cluster (running Linux). It will be running 24/7 mostly so i need something that lasts. Here are the specs: CPU: ...
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Redirect stdout to stderr in tcsh

From my understanding, the following should send 'test' on standard error in tcsh: echo test >&2 However, it instead writes 'test' to a file named 2, and when I look through my history, I ...
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Batch resize and compress PDF files

I need a way to size down and compress batches of PDF files. I'd prefer to do this on Windows, but Linux would be fine if it meant a smoother workflow. I know that there's programs such as NitroPDF ...
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Select which OS to boot when dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I'd like to dual-boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu. If I install Ubuntu on a new partition on the same HDD as my Windows 7 installation (on a seperate partition) how would I could about choosing which OS I'd ...
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Give permissions to www-data user to run a local script

I actually try to launch a gnome-terminal with a PHP script, and seems I have some problems with the users www-data; My script only makes an ls -l command in a directory (is just for a test) and I ...