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how to force 10baseT after negotiation fails

I have a 25 meter Cat5e ethernet cable connected to a FritzBox and a computer. If I'm using a short cable I will get an 100 and 1000 Mbps connection respectively. But with the 25 meter cable I will ...
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Installing skype in Slackware x86_64

I'm trying to install skype in my Slackware 14.1 x86_64, but I'm don't a super user in this system so I need some help. When I start in command line the output is... skype: error while loading ...
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Unable to get into server via putty WHM and cpanel locked

I have a Linux 6.2 vps with a cpanel. I think possibly that i have been the subject of a brute force attack that has locked me out. I am trying to access my root server via putty but cannot do this ...
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Route all packets on port 80 from inside a vm to kali linux on another vm

I'm trying to route all packets on port 80 to kali linux so that I can ssl strip them but I cannot see to setup the iptables correctly to force all the packets to go to my other Vm. [ Virtual Machine ...
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How do I scroll the output of less command without a mouse?

I am playing with OWASP-BWA in a VM to learn security in web-apps. If you are familiar with it you'll know that the linux doesn't have any GUI. I haven't installed VMWare tools on the machine because ...
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What's happening when you do 'cd //'? [duplicate]

This is just trivia really, but it's just got me wondering what's going on. I accidentally hit / instead of . today and got this: [andrew.morris@server ~]$ cd // [andrew.morris@server //]$ pwd / I ...
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XFS Incorrect statement of “No space left on device”

I have a server setup of an XFS partition on LVM on a Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. While copying files to the home partition, "No space left on device" is displayed. df -h displays sufficient space: /dev/...
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Deleting unpacked tar.gz files after unpacking incorrectly

I recently unpacked a set of backup files in RHEL3 - 2.4kernel with tar via: tar -xvf backupfile It started to error out a bunch and I aborted thinking that maybe it was a gzip instead. Unpacking ...
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How to run remote ssh command with multiple commands using quotes?

I have tried many combinations, but none of those have worked, and now my ideas have run out. So my intension is to get time from scheduled at-job, and make another AT-job half an hour before it. And ...
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Documents are marked as Executable

I decided to add a GUI to my Debian installation, and was kinda impressed. One issue I'm having though after adding KDE and XFCE is that double-clicking on .RTF files brings up the dialog, asking if I ...
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Expose file from blocked directory to user on Linux?

I'm running a web server on my (virtual root) server where a friend is allowed to host his own page. This page is sitting in his home directory and the Apache is configured in such a way that a ...
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Package manager error, cant install new packages

When trying to install any package i get the following error, I am using linux mint sudo apt-get install gtk-recordmydesktop Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Unable to Create Files In Directory

There are lot of these kinds of questions on superuser, so I'll try and keep this quick by telling you what it's not: There is no application involved here. Just a user and a filesystem. I can login ...
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Is it possible to prevent creation of .directory files?

I'm on OpenSuse 12.3 and I wonder if there's a way to prevent creation of .directory files (preferably under some specific directory) The question arose for the need of a "clean" directory. I'm ...
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How to run command without “sudo”?

Nagios on my server isn't working properly. It can't execute command lftp without "sudo". Is there a way how to allow nagios run commands without using "sudo"? My /etc/group: nagios:x:107:www-data,...
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/dev/sda2 is full, anything suspicious here?

I ran out of room on a 20G partition I use for my OpenSuse linux OS. I ran du -sh * to see where the big hard drive pits swells reside, and this is what I see: 4.7M bin 47M boot 48K dev ...
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Access data from a linux partition inside an image without root privileges

I have a whole-drive image file containing a partition table and some partitions. I would like to list and read files from an ext2/ext3 partition inside this file. Using root priveleges, it is ...
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Passwordless linux account converted to Chroot jailed sftp now requires password?

I created a user and did an RSA key exchange for a passwordless connection. This worked. I also created a chroot jailed sftp only user. This also worked. I then created a third user. I set up the ...
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Is there a simple way to move/copy a logical volume from one volume group to another? (LVM2)

I'm rearranging a bunch of disks on my server at home and I find myself in the position of wanting to move a bunch of LVM logical volumes to another volume group. Is there a simple way to do this? I ...
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Adding virtual interfaces (not VLAN) in linux

for some software testing, I need 12 different IP addresses to contact, each one with a unique MAC address. I just set up an Arch Linux VM but I can't figure out, how to configure virtual network ...
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List folders in Linux which can only be seen if accessed

Maybe it is a amateur question but here it goes: At the university we have a folder /vol. This folder is absolutely empty until you "cd" into a directory which exist there. E.g. "cd /vol/...
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Preferred place to store configuration files that change often

I have a number of applications on my Linux server that depend on a few configuration files. These applications are related but separate. For what it's worth, at the moment each application has it's ...
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Where to download missing libc.so.6

I recently accidentally deleted the file /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6. This file is needed by most programs, so my computer is basically broken and I can only access the hard drive through a live ...
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Razer Anansi doesn't work in GNU GRUB 2

My new Razer Anansi keyboard does not function in the GNU GRUB version 2.00-19ubuntu2 bootloader that's running on my machine. The backlights do not turn on, and the keyboard is unresponsive. This ...
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How can I make the bash backtick operator keep newlines in output?

Is there a way to make bash not eat newlines in the backtick substitution? For example: var=`echo line one && echo line two` echo $var line one line two What I want is var=`echo line one ...
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Accessing Linux NFS Shares using Windows Explorer

I have a Linux Machine (CentOS 6.4) using which I exported a NFS Share. I'm pretty sure that this is an NFS Share since I Created an entry in /etc/exports Ran the command exportfs -avr Now when ...
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MEncoder & Youtube-upload Scripts retry if they fail

I have a script that encodes a video every day (cron job) and this video is uploaded to youtube just after its creation. Although sometimes these scripts fail. How can i make the script to retry ...
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How to convert .OBJ to .CGNS

Working with 3d geometry. I need to convert .OBJ file obtained from maya/3ds max to .CGNS (a really strange format described here). Is there an application that can do this (for windows or ubuntu?)
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Handling symbolic links in c include path

I'm compiling some software that uses the socket.h library. Make fails with this: In file included from /usr/include/sys/socket.h:38:0, from com/etsy/net/UnixDomainSocket.c:9: /usr/...
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SATA controller or disk failing?

Recently my laptop IO became deadly slow. I investigated a bit, and according to smartmon tools I have no errors on the disk, tough I'm getting a lot of errors in the syslog: ata2.00: exception Emask ...
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Make certain files read only on boot

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS and GRUB2. I'm wondering if there is a way that, upon booting the kernel, I can have the kernel make certain files read only. I want this status to persist for as long ...
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set not to use vpn for specific urls (ip range)

How to config my PPTP VPN connection to being used for all traffic, except specific IP range (or urls)? I'm a linux newbie with no network knowledge.
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How to make directory readable by TWO users in Linux?

How to make directory readable by TWO users in Linux? Should I create GROUP and add these users to this GROUP and make this GROUP being an owner of a directory? Should this GROUP be supplementary or ...
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How to boot from USB and copy files to USB?

My Windows 7 installation is broken. It won't boot and when I run the installation from bootable USB, it gets stuck right at the beginning saying "Loading something something (can't remember what)", ...
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What does /opt mean in a filepath?

I see so many file paths that have /opt in them from example code. Like this one: :staticfiles => "/opt/example/apps/example/static/" I would understand if it were something like home, but I don'...
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ls -lrt showing file which is not present

When I do ls -lart in my current working directory it shows lrwxrwxrwx 1 root 10004 36 Dec 16 17:59 index.html ->/home/moviebeam/assets/ui/index.html But I cannot see contents of the file....
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What is file ']' ? How is it created?

I wonder how this file got in my directory? When I run ls -lrt it shows -rw-r--r-- 1 and size 117562 . Can I get any directions for this?
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How can I do a HTTP PUT with Wget?

I am trying to use Wget to access a RESTful interface, but I can not figure out how to do HTTP PUT with Wget. How can I do it? Or isn't it prossible?
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manually suspend 3ware raid in linux

I am running a 3ware 9650SE RAID in Fedora. I would like to be able to manually suspend & wake (power off & on) the RAID only. The system does not reside on the RAID. How can I do this? I ...
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Why is /usr/local/ owned by root?

I have read somewhere (not sure where) that /usr/local/src and /usr/local/lib are directories made for local source codes and libraries (for example for the projects which you are developing on this ...
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Meaning of . and .. directories in linux [duplicate]

When display hidden file and directory in terminal using ls -la it show two directory i.e. . and .. and when list the content of dot(.) directory it contain all file and directories that is in it's ...
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Merging two directory trees with same structure, but different contents in Unix

I have two directories with the following structure: A |_0 |_1 |_2 B |_0 |_1 |_2 each 0,1,2 directory contains unique contents. I want all of the contents to simply exist as: A |_0 |_1 |_2 Is ...
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Relocate jpg files from nested/buried structure to relative known directories

I'm trying to batch move/organize a large number of files (.jpg) from nested subdirectories to a relative directory. The structure is pre-planned. Just not 100% sure what the most efficient and safest ...
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Independence of SATA channels and ports

I'm working on setting up a simple RAID and am wondering about how independent my SATA ports really are. There are 4 ports on the motherboard, but lspci shows only two controllers 00:0e.0 IDE ...
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Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/dists/qiana/partner/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found

I installed Linux Mint 17 Qiana (Cinamon). When I run sudo apt-get update, I got output: Err http://archive.canonical.com qiana/partner amd64 Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189....
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Triple-Boot Windows 8.1 (main OS on drive), Windows 10 Preview VHD, and Linux (VHD) - NO CD/DVD/USB

TL;DR Possible to Multi-Boot a main Windows 8.1 installed on drive, Windows 10 Preview VHD, and Linux, preferably retaining the Windows 8.1 graphical Bootloader? I have Windows 8.1, installed Windows ...
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Unable to establish connection between host-server-host on the same network

Can anybody please tell me what stupid thing is it that I'm doing which makes it impossible for me to ping between hosts in a following HOST1-ROUTER-HOST2 config explained below: I've got one PC - ...
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Does wget download files more than once?

Suppose there is a website where Page A links to Page B and pages A and B both link to page C. Somthing like A -> B -> C | v C If I run recursive wget on A to begin downloading the pages ...
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Can't connect to SSH with new user

I created a new user, test. I have done the following to the account: I've given test sudo permission I've added test to AllowUsers in nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config I've generated a new SSH key pair, ...
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Linking multiple folders into a single folder so that relative paths work. (Fedora)

I have a SVN repo that has a structure that does not line up with the needed relative build paths. The SVN repo directory looks kinda like this root alpha trunk p1 p2 p3 tag branch bravo ...