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unable to start apache after changes to rc.conf and resov.conf

I had a working configuration this morning with the following simple /etc/rc.conf ifconfig_rl0="DHCP" ifconfig_xl="inet 192.168.1.11 netmask 255.255.255." defaultrouter="192.168.1.1" I added the ...
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Return address with sendmail says '<user>@localhost.localdomain'

I don't know why, but the return address of an email sent through sendmail using mailx says <user>@localhost.localdomain even though I have set LOCAL_DOMAIN to jwd.sytes.net. It works when I put ...
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lost connectivity after changes made to rc.conf (freeBSD firewall)

I had a working configuration this morning with the following simple /etc/rc.conf /etc/resolv.conf is completely commented out. ifconfig_rl0="DHCP" ifconfig_xl="inet 192.168.1.11 netmask ...
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No module named yum after “yum update”

Amazon EC2 Linux AMI Python 2.7.5 yum 3.4.3 I recently did a "yum update" and I'm guessing this lead to my issues. Yum now does this: # yum There was a problem importing one of the Python modules ...
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How do I install GNU's 'make binary package' to android shell

I need make to install things, based on my current knowledge: I have reached a chicken and egg scenario. I have root access to the filesystem and shell, but the native android shell does not come ...
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Dual-boot more than two operating systems

I currently run Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 as a dual-boot system. I need Linux, but Ubuntu freezes at least once a day. So I want to replace it with another distribution like Debian or LMDE. On the ...
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merging two partitions on ubuntu

This is how my partitions look like in Ubuntu. I would like to merge two partitions /dev/sda8 and /dev/sda/7 because I am unable to use both of them. /dev/sda8 111G 2.7G 103G 3% / udev ...
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Arch Linux - Get time offset for all timezones

I am using Arch Linux timedatectl list-timezones command to retrieve the list of time zones. I would like to get the time difference i.e. offset (from UTC/GMT) for each time zone. For example: ...
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Multiple SSH failing to run more than one command

When a use multiple SSH like below i am only able to run one command, if try to run more than one command its fails. This thing is failing: ssh -o UserKnownHostsFile=/dev/null -o ...
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Kernel panic from Linux Mint guest in VirtualBox: “Attempted to kill init!”, “Some program might be trying to access hardware directly”

I have a Asus X201E netbook with preinstalled Windows 8 64 bit. I wanted to install there Linux on Virtual Machine. I installed Virtualbox 4.3.0, downloaded newest Mint - Mint 15 32 bit. So, my host ...
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Listing all words in a text file and finding the most frequent word

I have a file which contains lines. How do I write a script that will find and print out every word in the file, one word per line. Then find and print out the most occurring word (case sensitive) ...
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How do I make a Minecraft kiosk for portable USB drive that boots on most computers

Some time ago, someone referred me to a cool website called Rapid Rollout. It worked fine until I tried to install an OS onto a netbook. To put it short, it didn't work as well as I expected it to. It ...
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How can I reimage my virtual server to not have size caps to individual directories?

As a prenote, I am extremely new to networking in general, and my knowledge is very minimal, even for things you guys would consider basic. I will try my best to keep up with any advice you have to ...
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How to give a Linux user permission to create backups, but not permission to delete them?

I want to set up automated backups that are kept safe from myself (in case a virus pwns me). The problem is the "create" and "delete" permissions are the same thing: write permission. So what can I do ...
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What kinds of protections against viruses does Linux provide out of the box for the average user?

I know others have asked this, but I have other questions related to this. In particular, I'm concerned about the damage that the virus can do the user itself (his files), not the OS in general nor ...
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Wireshark on CentOS does not start

I'm using CentOS 6.4 64bit. When I run wireshark i get the following error: No protocol specified (wireshark:3620): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0.0 It has come to my attention ...
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Very Strange USB Issue

So, I'm using Xubuntu 13.04 (Raring), and I'm having a very strange USB issue. From time to time, I am experiencing hard system locking any time the mouse -MOVES-. When the mouse is stationary, the ...
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Debian Web Server Configuration with 2 Internet Connections

I have a Debian web server and I'm trying to bind 2 public IP addresses to it. We have 2 internet connections, the modem for the first is at 192.168.1.1 (we'll call the public ip AAA.AAA.AAA.AAA) and ...
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Nano usablely open second file

Is it possible to open second file into Nano text editor not by browsing files in program interface (it's not so usable because you can't do nothing like search etc in it) but in command line or in mc ...
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determine programs installed on linux

Is there a way to compare which programs are currently installed on my linux box compared to the stock versions? I need to recreate my current setup for another computer, and have installed many ...
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Use laptop as a remote display for linux

since I don't have enough space for a Monitor, I want to use my laptop as a screen for my Desktop PC which is running linux fedora. My laptop is running on windows 7 and I don't want to change that or ...
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Bad hard disk or bad Operating system?

I recently bought a new Seagate 500 GB internal hard disk drive for my desktop and installed Linux (Pear OS). It was working fine for few minutes and then suddenly it hanged. I tried to open ...
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Writing to a UDF WORM SD card in Linux

I'm looking into getting some Sandisk 1GB WORM SD cards for archiving things. I assume they appear to the OS as a block device (they're SD, after all). I noticed that mkudffs supports a worm media ...
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Case Sensitivity

Is case sensitivity an Operating System specific standard or is it based on the file system? I know in Windows you can't have two files the same name but under Linux you can if the case in a ...
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Tools to extract text from powerpoint pptx in linux?

Any there any linux tools that will extract the text from a Powerpoint pptx file? I tried catppt but it just returns file.pptx is not OLE file or Error. abiword --to=txt file.pptx also returns an ...
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Linux does not communicate to Windows subinterface

I set my NIC on Windows so that I have two interfaces: one (the first one) has IP 192.168.0.5 the other one has IP 10.10.10.1. On a Linux machine I set an interface to 10.10.10.2. On another Linux ...
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Install Java on Unbuntu server (Parallels Plesk)

I'm trying to install Java on my webserver (Unbuntu - Parallels Plesk). I logged in to the server with PuTTY and tried some commands like: sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jre or sudo apt-get ...
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What is ::: in the Local Address of netstat output?

This is the output of netstat -tulpn that I get: tcp 0 0 127.0.0.1:2208 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN 2055/hpiod tcp 0 0 127.0.0.1:631 ...
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Rearrange content of a file

I'd like to rearrange the content of a file on a per line basis (see below), ideally without using Perl or Python (I'm not allowed to... Don't ask.) The input file contains unordered header lines and ...
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32 bit color in VirtualBox, cant install Mint/Xubuntu/Ubuntu

My host OS is Windows 8, I would like to have Mint15/Ubuntu 13.04/Xubuntu 13.04 as guest. I installed Virtualbox 4.3.0 in order to install Mint/Xubuntu/Ubuntu. But I cant even boot LiveCD, here's the ...
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Sound stops after unplug the headphones in Fedora Linux

I've a Dell XPS M1530 with Fedora 17 installed. The problem has to do with sound; when I start the system is works fine, when I plug the headphones it also runs just fine, but when I unplug the ...
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tar: compress only the contents of a folder

I have to compress only the contents of the folder, not the folder with tar, there is any argument for that? I have search but I don't find anything. Example: mainfolder/ asd1 asd2 ...
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Bootable linux backups without DD

I'd like to backup the state of my system. It only runs Manjaro. What I've done in the past when I need to install something else on the machine temporarily is just to dd the whole drive to a file ...
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Windows backup to network share

I'm looking for an incremental backup service for Windows. I really liked Crashplan, and this is almost exactly what I'm looking for, but I need something that can backup to a samba share or ftp or ...
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What is the effect of using a # in front of a UNIX command?

My guess from the working of it is that it suppresses the output of the command
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How to set up partitions for 3 OS's

I currently run Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7 on my 500GB hard drive. I use grub2 to choose which one to boot to each time. The partition layout looks this: Linux: 100GB Linux Swap: 16GB Windows System ...
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User not in sudo list but can still use sudo

I am running Fedora 17. My user was created during the live cd install and has root/admin privileges. Hence, I use the sudo command to perform root actions. E.g sudo iftop I enter my password and ...
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Drag and drop makes selected item shift to the left?

I have quite a strange problem. When I select an icon and want to drag and drop it, it's being shifted to left for exactly the width of left monitor. I believe there is some problem with my ...
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What actually is “Cedar Trail drm driver in DKMS format”?

I know that it is somehow related to the video driver and hardware acceleration, but what exactly this driver is? It seems it is not the video driver itself. So, what actually it is and how exactly is ...
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Is the Windows kernel considered an “application”?

If it is true that all Windows files with the ".exe" file extension are considered "applications", is NTOSKRNL.exe, the Windows kernel, an "application", or is this an exception to the rule? What ...
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Unable to install Windows 7/8 on VirtualBox

I am running a Debian-based linux OS called CrunchBang. I am trying to install Windows 7 or 8 (doesn't matter) on VirtualBox. However when I get to the installation phase sometimes copying files ...
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Unarchive file while reducing size of archive?

The dilemma: I have a 10GB archive and a 20GB harddrive. When I go to unzip / unarchive the file the harddrive fills up and the process fails. Question: On ubuntu server 12.04 / linux is there a way ...
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Where are logs of MySQL ? Fedora

Hello I just installed MySQL on my Fedora from Source, with cmake,make,make install etc. It's working, but where can I find logs of the server? I have looked into /var/log, but there is nothing with ...
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Not able to mount/install vmware tools

I'm using the vmware player 6. I installed Mint 15 Olivia (MATE 64bit), everything is fine...except that I cannot install vmware tools. When I start the vm and click im vmware menu: ...
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Redirect PROXY traffic to test box using IPTABLES

Marked this as answered. I'm going to pass on trying to get this to work. It was only for testing. I'm currently using a proxy server (squid) that's listening on port 8080. Users' browsers are ...
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Take screenshot on every keystroke

A while ago I saw a cool animation of an explanation to do something in Vim. I would like to be able to do that by taking a screenshot of the Vim window every time I press a key (automatically), does ...
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Linux SSD Performance with Luks / LVM

I've recently obtained a Samsung EVO 840 1TB SSD as a hard disk replacement for my laptop (Lenovo X220t, core-i5-2520m, 8GB RAM). So far, I'm not impressed with the resulting performance and request ...
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can not change file permission even with root

Below is my problem , i am using Amazon linux AMI and there is a directory(Tomcat's webapps). when i try to remove that directory that says permission denied. How So? [root@ip-10-62-71-179 ...
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Check if WebSphere server is up

Is it possible to check from Java code whether a Linux server (websphere) is up or not? I use the command below (from Java with Runtime.getRuntime().exec) in order to open SSH session to my Websphere ...
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Installing archlinux

Hello I am trying to install arch linux on a virtual machine. But when I import the iso and go through every step and get into the actual shell everything is ok but when I reboot the installation ...