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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 ...
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Changing time or offsetting it in OpenVZ contained server

I am trying to run a VPS, a Debian box contained in an OpenVZ container. Obviously, I cannot use time --set or any such command, as the time must be set via the parent node. The owner of the parent ...
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Remove files recursively in Linux

How to remove all the .pyc files recursively from a certain directory including sub-directories? I tried $rm -f *.pyc This seems to work for only the current directory, but not the directories ...
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is it possible to replace ubuntu with fedora?

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer. But now I want to install Fedora. Is there anyway that I can replace my Ubuntu with Fedora without loosing my installed software? My Linux is installed on ...
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can we check remote login information using finger command

In man page of finger it's showing Finger may be used to look up users on a remote machine. The format is to specify a user as “user@host”, or “@host” so I tried [max@localhost ~]$ finger ...
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Find how many files on linux

find / -xdev | wc -l This is a command I found. COuld anybody help me understand what is -xdev and what is wc -l? Thank you so much!
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What are differences between balance-rr and 802.3ad?

I know bonding modes, I know about balance-rr and 802.3ad. Both provide fault tolerance and some how increase the link throughput. My question is when we can use balance-rr without any need to switch ...
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German spellchecker [closed]

I'm in a German class, and I have to write my assignments in German. I'm looking for good, free German spellchecker program which could be either online or offline? I'm using Windows and Linux, and ...
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granting access to files on a USB drive from separate computers

All, I have two computers: home and work. I have set these up pretty similarly (although home is Linux Mint 13 and work is Ubuntu 11.10). Assume my account name at work is "me_work" and my account ...
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how to figure out the reason for abnormal system operation on linux?

Recently one of my web servers has got a strange problem that it's load average suddenly increased from 0.01 to 15.00+ and then I can't even logon the server via ssh with a error message "no route to ...
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Cannot access all of the graphics card memory

I have a ATI Sapphire Radeon HD5830, and I successfully installed the AMD control panel on Linux Debian Wheezy. When I use lspci -vs 04:00.0 I get this output: 04:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ...
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Locked out of Opensuse after editing etc/pam.d/xdm

I have an assignment. Now I cannot login as Geeko (non-root user) or Root. Any way to fix this? I thought I could get to the console with a Alt+F2 etc... But that does not work... I am running ...
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Unix like console for Windows (GIT)

Currently I am using windows version git software for git, I found it is really hard to copy and paste in the console, and the mouse middle key is not supported. I used to putty SSH way to linux box ...
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Terminal programs sometimes require ctrl-D to end text input

Occasionally a terminal gets into a state where the Enter key no longer properly terminates text input prompts. For example, when running sudo I generally just type my password and push Enter. ...
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What is Ubuntu doing with my keyboard shortcut?

I used to be able to use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+← → to cycle between workspaces and Ctrl+Shift+Alt+← → to move windows to different workspaces in ubuntu 12.04. Now for ...
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Redirect output of remote python app started through ssh to file

I have a python app in a remote server that i need to debug, when I run the app locally it prints some debug information (including python tracebacks) that i need to monitor. Im trying to redirect ...
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How to deal with ssh's “WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED!”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Ignore known-hosts security in SSH for some addresses I often need to login to multiple remote stations that are just placed to the same static IPs for me. SSH complains ...
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How to download all file content from a folder using wget and http

I am trying to use wget and http to download all contents from folderAA below to directory /root/sstest wget -r --directory-prefix="/root/sstest" -o /root/sstest2.log ...
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Improve dd restore speed

Just now after waiting about 33 hours I finished restoring hard disk dev.pm.m3 resided on the LVM partition from previosly created zipped dump 5_dev.pm.m3_2012-11-03.gz. Here is its status: gzip -dc ...
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Gracefully deleting files older than 30 days

I have a cache folder with minimum of 15000 files. I tried this: find cache* -mtime +30 -exec rm {} \; But this made my server load fly to the skies! Is there any faster/better solution? Or can ...
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Booting SATA Drives

How do you tell the system which SATA drive to boot to even if both have bootable sectors? Trying to do boot to my main to access the old but it does not seem to be booting my main.
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Make NetworkManager prefer ethernet over wifi if both present

A similar question was asked for windows Automatically prefer Ethernet over WLAN but I'm on linux and am using NetworkManager. Right now if the ethernet cable is plugged in and is available while ...
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inotitfywait list accessed files (once) no duplicates

I am sure this is a simple question but i just cannot figure it out. List all files that (in any way) trigger an event defined in inotifywait. My command is: inotifywait -m -c -r $PWD > ...
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How to suspend the Linux system for a specific period of time remotely?

I'd like to suspend or hibernate my RedHat 5 Linux system for a specific period of time. For example I'd like to suspend the system at 12:00 and wake it up at 15:00 remotely. Is there any way to do ...
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Not sure what app is serving HTTP Port 80 on my linux machine?

I've run netstat -ano and netstat -lnp and neither outputs any process listening on Port 80. I have a node.js app that is set to listen to port 8001, and I'm suppose to have Nginx proxy-forward ...
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Read (repair) data from broken floppy disc on a linux system

How can i read an old floppy disk under Linux that has some problematic sectors? In times of DOS people used magic tools like Norton Disk Doctor and others. Some of these tools read the broken part ...
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Sending text file contents to server using netcat?

There is a daemon process listening on port 5144, which I cannot to modify. I want to use netcat to send the contents of a text file to the server, but this causes netcat to hang the terminal until I ...
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file-name encoding problems

I googled over this topic but couldn't find what I was looking for... the following "happend" to me: I had my files stored on a NTFS-USB Harddisk, because of space problems I moved them to an ext3 ...
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How can I remind myself that I've already watched a video?

I use Linux KNOPPIX (distro 7.0.2, ver 3.3.7). I download videos of TV programs from the 60s and 70s (mainly from YouTube). I copy the YouTube URL then paste it into www.keepvid.com to download it ...
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Can't cd to directory of programs like apache or tomcat on ec2: permission denied

hi I have setup tomcat 7 through yum on an ec2 instance. I have access to the user ec2-user by default through aws from launching the ec2 instance. I am trying to simply look at my tomcat logs ...
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Replace sqlite3.3.6-5 for sqlite3.7.0-1 on centos5

I want to update my sqlite3 version. I'm using centos5 (VPS requeriment), I have a new version downloaded (.rpm) and a previous installed (with the os) I have this error. Well, I have noob on ...
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Keeping the fancy sudo warning forever

The first time I do sudo on openSUSE I'm always warned with a someway fancy message We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System Administrator. It usually boils down to these ...
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Trying to connect to a vsftpd server

I'm trying to create a user using this instructions. But i'm still getting the login failed message. From local or from a remote machine, when i try connect. I added the root user to the ...
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Copying files in Linux from Windows [closed]

I am trying to copy files from a GNU/Linux host to a windows host. The windows host is inside a firewall and Linux host is outside the firewall. I need to issue a command from Windows box that will ...
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linux zip and tar all files with a specific extenstion recursively maintaining directory structure

Similar to this question and this question I'd like to make a single compressed tar file (files.tar.gz) that contains all the php files in my webroot and all it's subdirectories, maintaining folder ...
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Why doesn't Ext4 cache directory size?

Once again I'm cleaning up my desktop because I'm running out of HDD space and everytime I call 'du -sh ~', it takes a really long time to calculate the current size of the directory. From my ...
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linux can't read partition table

My laptop has a Hitachi HTS725050A7E, this is 500GB with 4k block size. It shipped with two partitions, a 10G recovery partition on the front of the disk and the remainder of disk space in one big ...
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Preinstalled Windows 8 and Linux UEFI dual boot on a laptop

I am trying to set up Windows 8 and Arch Linux on a new Sony Vaio E14 with preinstalled windows 8. So far: installed W8 to my new SSD (switched for the original HDD) using Recovery Media shrunk the ...
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“mv: cannot stat file” in for loop

I wanted to rename a lot of files with a pattern so I tried this for loop: $ for f in *; do mv \""$f"\" \""HouseMD-S06E${f#*Episode }"\"; done But I got this error: mv: cannot stat `"House MD ...
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Using HDPARM to tune drives

Can HDPARM reallt be used to tune and enhance performance on drives? I've seen tutorials but does it really make a difference?
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after config `~/.ssh/authorized_keys`, ssh works well but scp does not work

I change this file ~/.ssh/authorized_keys in remote server, shown below, and want to run a script when ssh to it. #Flyakite command="/home/path/to/script" ssh-rsa my-key now if I run ssh $USER@$HOST ...
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gparted unallocated entire hard drive

Here is my whole situation: I have a dual booted Windows/Ubuntu computer. In order to move from space from the Ubuntu partition onto the Windows partition, I booted into a live Ubuntu 10.10 CD and ...
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Zip file structure in Linux

I have a file in folder/football.jpg that I want to zip. So I zip with the command zip folder/football_zip folder/football.jpg It works, except that the Zip file contains the folder folder, which ...
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Linux - Watch a folder and run a command when a file exists

On Debian Squeeze, I'd like for ctorrent to automatically open in a screen session if a new torrent file is placed in a particular folder (/home/torrent). Is there an easy way to, in a script, watch ...
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How can I add Linux to the new Windows 8 boot manager?

Which OSes can be put into the new bootloader that Windows 8 provides? It seems to be quite pretty and consistent with the rest of the new Windows 8 design, so it would be cool to put Linux (Ubuntu) ...