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Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 wireless card driver for Fedora linux

I installed Fedora 17 on my Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 laptop, but the wireless card is not showing up when I do sudo iwconfig. I am quite sure that it is only a driver issue, because when I boot into ...
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Using `badblocks` on modern disks.

I want to use badblocks to check my HDDs and would appreciate clarification of its operation. Can someone please explain the best options to use with -b and -c? I have included their definitions ...
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Changing Home directory of a NIS user

I have a networked setup of 20 odd systems running ubuntu Linux where users are allowed to login using NIS+NFS. I want to change a particular user's home directory. How can I do it (from any of the ...
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How to organize a hard drive for Linux/Windows sharing?

I have Linux Mint 14 and Windows 8 installed (dual-booting) on my computer. I mostly use Linux but still need Windows sometimes. Here's a screenshot of the output of sudo fdisk -l command: ...
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How should I organize hard drive to share a drive if I use both Linux and Windows?

I use Linux for most of the things but I still need Windows sometimes. So, I have Linux Mint 14 and Windows 8 installed (dual-booting) on my computer. Here's a screenshot of the output of sudo fdisk ...
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Opening files on a Linux machine from Windows

I'm a Linux noob. I recently need to work with stuff on a few Linux machines but I'm on Windows and want to just open files in my Windows apps (like Visual Studio or Notepad++). Is there an easy way ...
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Fedora 18 + Windows 8: Dual boot

I just bought a new notebook which came with Windows 8 (+UEFI) which I will use to play some games, however, I want to have Fedora (18) linux available for some stuff. I tried and failed to install ...
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Can you expand a linux partition while it's in use?

I'm running a linux server and I need to expand the /tmp partion. Everything I come across using fdisk or parted is saying that I need to unmount before expanding. Is this true, or can it be safely ...
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Too many keyboard layouts

The short question: how do you handle multiple keyboard layouts without getting confused? I'm a fast writer. I've been using the default Swedish, QWERTY PC keyboard layout on Linux, DOS and Windows ...
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Which character to use for getting the first place in file listing? [closed]

Our colleagues are competing first place in file listing on shared folder, e.g., ls -1 /mnt ZFirstplace !YSecond !!ZThird 123 2012-08-23 14.19.35.jpg 2012-08-23 14.19.38.jpg Use access the folder ...
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IPTables - unknown error 4294967295

I've moved an old Slackware 11 installation from a physical PC to a virtualized in ESXi. Everything seems to work fine except for one rule in iptables, namely the row: iptables -t filter -I INPUT -m ...
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dd command to create bootable iso image of hard disk

Is it possible to use the dd command to create a bootable ISO image? I use the following command to do it: dd if=/dev/sda of=/mnt/sdb/my.iso I am able to create ISO, however I am not able to boot ...
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How to switch between 2 ethernet NIC with Windows Powershell or coding in a Linux environment?

These are the linux routing commands I had used so far. #!/bin/sh # time checks in second SLEEPTIME=58 #IP Address or domain to test ping. TESTIP1=198.168.1.0 TESTIP2=198.168.1.1 #Ping timeout ...
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Logging into a linux box using a different id

I have a basic question,am logging to a linux box using securecrt with my username and password,it has my username and password saved,i want to login using a different username to the same linux ...
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Capture internal ports

Is there any way to capture packets all through internal ports for ex: A packets from 192.168.2.79 4000 to 192.168.2.79 4001 In this case its a TCP connection and the packets will not flow out ...
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Can one install linux on a Mac via ssh?

Title says it all, read on if you think this an odd request. I realize that this question is quite unusual, but ssh and FTP are the only access methods for my Mac. Why I'm doing this: The ...
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Restore access to Linux partition after wiping Windows partition through Windows installer

I have a dual boot Windows 7/Linux Mint 14 system (installed Windows first) with a single hard disk and four partitions (in order: System Reserved, Windows 7, Linux, swap). I wanted to reinstall ...
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Using wildcard to find (and delete) matching files on a Linux box

I want to delete a specific config file for Awstats for every user on the box. What is the best way to delete them, and possibly, in one line? All the files are under /home and have this structure: ...
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Remap keyboard input in OpenOffice to perform things like “Quit”

I'm using a Logitech R400 2.4 GHz Wireless Presenter, seen by the OS as a standard USB keyboard that has 4 buttons (page up, page down, f5, and 'v') and I need to remap specific keys to certain ...
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Bash shell scripting rsync

How can I recursively copy all the contents of one folder to another folder using RSYNC? For example: sourcefolder destinationfolder
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Can't connect to Virtual box remote screen on linux Fedora 17 host

I get trouble to use virtualbox remote screen on a linux host. I activated server in settings->display->remotedisplay and the port is 33333. Then on linux I do : $ rdesktop 127.0.0.1:33333 ...
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rsync with remote server causing media player issue

I have a ubuntu server running Serviio as a DLNA media server. pretty much the only other thing the server is doing is checking for new media on a remote server. I am running this script every minute ...
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execvp exec format error for shell script on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

We have two RHEL 6 systems that are running identical versions of the kernel and glibc (glibc–2.12–1.90.el6_3.6). According to the POSIX standard and the Linux man pages, if the kernel determines that ...
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Linux (Ubuntu) Run program in background

I am trying to run a PHP script in background on my Linux server over SSH (Putty) but I'm not getting this to work. The command I want to run in background is: php buildscript/build_css.php as ...
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Sort files based on their meta-data

At a local storage (ext3/ext4) I have thousands of files of various types. I need to sort them, however I can come up with the criteria to do so as long as it's possible to get an overview again. I ...
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Ensure the download is not a dupe

I want to (recursively) download a directory of files to a location from a WebDav Server. If the file is alreay present (somewhere there), it shall not be downloaded again. However the folder ...
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PuTTY: inputting some special characters doesn't work (Romanian)

I use PuTTY to connect to a CentOS server, and I sometimes need to enter Romanian characters from the keyboard. I use Windows 7 on the client computer; I have the server locale set up as en_US.UTF-8, ...
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Randomly getting “NO CARRIER” from Huawei 3G modem under linux

I'm using a huawei 3G modem under linux. After using NetworkManager for some time, I now use wvdial to talk to the modem and start pppd: i added a udev rule so wvdial starts automatically when the usb ...
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How do I list files with full paths in Linux?

In Linux, is there an equivalent to Dir /s /a /b where the full path and filename is listed? I'm new to Linux, and without a GUI, I want to get an idea of the structure of what's on the hard disk.
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How to share (via network) linux linked content?

I have a director called Public. It's a shared dir in network. I also have a file doc.odt in direcory docs I'd like to share the doc.odt file through the link. I have done this: ln -s ~/docs/doc.odt ...
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linux driver installation error - “/lib/modules/2.6.18-194.el5/build: No such file or directory. Stop.”

I got an error "/lib/modules/2.6.18-194.el5/build: No such file or directory. Stop." while installing moxa driver, following is the shell screen shot. please help me for a resolution. Thanks for your ...
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How to mount partition with spaces in path

I created one partition and I wanted to mount that partition to this directory /home/max/VirtualBox VMs I wrote this line in fstab: /dev/sda4 /home/max/VirtualBox\ VMs ext4 defaults 0 ...
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Recursively searching for specific text inside specific files but only in specific folders

I have a nested folder structure containing lots of folders and files. How do I search inside files for a pattern eg "sampletext", but only if the filename matches a pattern (eg only search inside ...
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Merging 2 zip files

I have 2 zip files: file1.zip file2.zip I want to compare the two zip files and then only extract the files missing in file2.zip (directory structure intact) so that I can merge them in. ...
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Cross Operating System Custom Keyboard Layouts

Is there any software that will generate Macintosh, Windows and Linux(xkb) keyboard layouts simultaneously? Edit: From what I understand Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator doesn't support changing of ...
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linux removing temporary files

I was trying to remove files ending with a tilde using the command rm *.*~,but that does not remove files that start with a . and end with ~, e.g. .somefile~. I've also tried rm *~, but that also does ...
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In Xorg fontconfig, why two font caches, /var/cache and $HOME? Possible to get rid of the latter?

In Xorg fontconfig, there're (at least) two fontcaches, by default /var/cache/fontconfig and ~/.fontconfig, defined in /etc/fonts/fonts.conf. Q1. But what's the rationale? Only one, the system wide ...
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Run teamviewer on smaller-resolution X screen

I am using Teamviewer to view my Kubuntu desktop from a rooted B&N Nook Simpletouch (Android 2.1). The desktop has 1680x1050 resolution and the Nook only shows the top 600x800 of that. Is it ...
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Starting Synergy client dims the screen

I'm using Synergy to allow me to control my laptop while using my desktop's keyboard and mouse. Whenever I start the synergy client on the laptop, its screen dims, and also does so every time I move ...
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GNU find .extension files and -exec, while new .extension files are being made

Here is a problem, can someone please explain or provide some references. I've been trying to read since an hour but can not find the answer. Suppose, I have process1 going on a pool of directories. ...
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Mount samba share from konsole

I have samba share with null password enabled in gui nautilus i can easily access for cp/write/delete by smb://192.168.0.100/homenet with no pass asked, but when i try mount this share with ...
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Unable to deleting damaged files on external drive as root

I have an encrypted, external hard drive that I use for backups. The backups are hardlinks to simulate incremental backups (using rsync). I am using Debian stable. Apparently some of the files are ...
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How to enable USB 2.0 in Virtualbox 4.0.10, option for enabling EHCI is missing

I'm using Virtualbox 4.0.10 under Debian stable with Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack 4.0.18r82821 to host an MS-Windows XP virtual machine for embedded software development. Unfortunately the VM ...
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Current software sources for damn small linux

I have installed damn small linux and i now want to install gearman on it.DSL has a single source enabled on the version of dsl i have installed and that is deb ...
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Is it possible to access BitLocker protected drives on other platforms?

Is it possible to access BitLocker encrypted external hard drives from other platforms, like Windows Mobile, Android, Surface, Linux, Mac OS X?
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Cannot start FileZilla from linux command line

I have installed filezilla on ubuntu, which I need to run from the command line. But when I try to run it showing eg. help or version I get: ~$ filezilla -h Error: Unable to initialize gtk, is ...
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How does my browser locate the nearest DNS root servers?

In DNS name resolution how do browsers determine the nearest DNS servers available among many DNS servers? I am aware that there are 13 root servers but how does my ISP's DNS server know which root ...
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linux logrotate how to set rules for all log files in an directory(including files in sub-directory)

For example, I want to set rules for all files under /home/example_user/public/ and all logs are actually located in different sub-directories like this: /home/example_user/public/siteA/access.log, ...
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How can I migrate all of my Linux settings (& home directory) to a new computer?

I have a Linux machine (Linux Mint, KDE), which I've been using for some time, but now I've got a new machine with an already existing Linux on it (Kubuntu) and I'd like to "relocate" my Linux system ...
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How to kill all processes with the same name?

I want to kill all processes with the same name that belong to a user, for example: $ps -u user_1 2345 myapp 2346 myapp 2347 myapp 2348 myapp2 2349 myapp I want to kill all "myapp" processes that ...