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apt-get update backtrack repository

I got error massages like failed to fetch, unable to connect: With these source.list repositories. I even tried http://50.7.240.6 and it joined but there were different errors. I have Backtrack 5 ...
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SSH freezing with ControlPersist on

I recently enabled ControlMaster and ControlPersist in SSH so that it reuses and multiplexes connections for speed. The config is: ControlMaster auto ControlPath /tmp/ssh_mux_%h_%p_%r ControlPersist ...
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How to point domain name to Amazon EC2 subdirectory

I'm having trouble pointing a domain name to a subdirectory on an Amazon EC2 instance. FYI - I'm not too experienced with DNS or networking ... So jumping right in ... I set up an Amazon EC2 ...
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list screen window number bash

I was wondering if there is a way to get which window number of screen that is active? As in: screen -X get-window-number I have found no way to list screen windows to output, only the actual screens. ...
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apt-get or package manager not installing packages when DSL broadband modem is used

When I say apt-get install or apt-get update or use software manager in Backtrack, it does not connect to the repository server. The following error is displayed: 0% [Connecting to ...
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Cannot make mobile broadband Vodafone USB connection Ubuntu 13.04

I have Ubuntu 13.04 and I bought yesterday a Vodafone USB stick for internet connection. I am located in Romania. This is what I've did: First Thing Network Connections, added connection. Selected ...
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How do I make my script ask for a password, like sudo?

I am writing a script which would be potentially dangerous if run in the wrong way. As a safety feature, I want the script to require the user to re-enter their password first, much as sudo does. So ...
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How to change user in WinSCP?

I'm using WinSCP to access Unix computers. How can I change user after I have logged into a Unix server using WinSCP? E.g. I have personal account in Unix computer A. I can log into this computer ...
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How can I write a Windows (NTFS) .img file to a partition and add it to grub?

I'm trying some crazy stuff here. First, I had a VirtualBox machine with Windows XP installed, using .vdi format. Then I exported the image to a OVA, extracted the .vmdk and converted it to a raw .img ...
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What program can be used to compare xml files? [closed]

I am desperately searching for a tool (windows or Linux) with which I can compare two xml files, without spending half a day of configuring the tool. There are a lot of answers already in SO, but ...
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How to add customized icons for bookmarks in ubuntu. google chrome?

I use google chrome on ubuntu 12.04. It would be very nice if there is a way to change the icon for folders and weblinks in the chrome bookmarks without using an extension. There exists a way on ...
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Why can't my Fedora VM access this shared folder?

I have spent the last 6 hours fighting trying to get Fedora 19 as guest OS on Windows 7 SP1 host to successfully access a shared folder. I'm using VirtualBox 4.2.18. Lots and lots of Googling. Yeah, ...
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Connecting to wifi from command line

The perfect scenario for all you command line jockeys. Recently, I was removing KDM from my linux partition ( I run sabayon), and apparently got rid of a bit of Gnome that was crucial to loading a ...
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What is the windows world equivant of a linux vps?

When I rent a Linux virtual private server I can connect via the command line and control the computer remotely. What is the equivalent of this called so I can control a Windows computer GUI remotely ...
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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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How to get a bash prompt in a ssh tunnel with rsa keys?

After setting client and server with the public keys and allowing PubKeyAuthentication yes, I issue the following command and get a shell that waits indefinitely. mad@amd:~> ssh -T ...
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CentOS 6.4 and alternate SSH port not working

I've got a CentOS 6.4 machine and would like to change the default SSH port, and followed these instructions: CentOS Wiki After making those changes (including the "semanage port -a -t ssh_port_t -p ...
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Is it possible to install MS Office on the virtual window using CDs?

I am new to Redhat linux. I need to run a virtual copy of Windows 7 and need to use MS Office. I am not sure how to get MS Office installed in the virtual Windows 7 using the CDs. Can anyone help?
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Open multiple terminals in a for loop in bash

Recently i changed to lxde on Ubuntu. And after switching it changed my x-terminal-emulator to lxterm. My script was doing the following: Go through a for loop and open a new terminal window and ...
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How to stop system processes in go daddy? [closed]

I have a website wildrosemarketing.com which is hosted in go daddy(linux server). When I login to go daddy and check system process, it is showing 10-15 process running. I used to delete them manually ...
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Manually connecting to a wired network with linux

I currently only have wired internet via a cable modem connected to an Airlink 101 ASW105 switch. It works fine for my wife's mac. However, my laptop does not connect; I've tried connecting via eth0 ...
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Is there a way to edit files inside of a zip file without explicitly extracting them first?

I sometimes need to make changes to a .zip or .jar file, so I usually move the file to /tmp, extract all the files with unzip, edit a few files, and then re-zip up the files. This works, but it can ...
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Why mpd server does not output any sound?

I am trying to run MPD server on Ubuntu 12.04.3. All worked with Ubuntu 11.10 and even with earlier 12.04. I am using Sonata as frontend and i get connected, playlists are available, i can choose a ...
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How do I disable or modify pam's password requirements?

I'm using Fedora 19. By default it's setup with pam to disable bad passwords, like "password". This is good. Trying to change this default is infuriating. This is a box for testing internal stuff, not ...
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How can I specify a resolution for fullscreen applications through cygwin/x?

Most easily explained with an example. On my windows machine in cygwin I start the x server with: matthew@cygwin $ startxwin Then I ssh to my linux mint machine with X forwarding matthew@cygwin $ ...
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Using loopbacks and null-sink cause extreme distortion after 20-30s during ffmpeg recording

I'm trying to record both video, speaker sounds and microphone sounds at the same time. To deal with the audio, I set up two loopbacks (one for microphone, one for speakers): pactl load-module ...
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How to get the display number I was assigned by X

From X(7) man pages DISPLAY NAMES From the user's perspective, every X server has a display name of the form: hostname:displaynumber.screennumber [...] ...
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Delete all file except some in bash, without cd to the directory?

I need to make a daily cleanup in a download directory. I have saw this question and tested the answer rm !("test 1"|"test 4") It work great, but require to have cd to the directory before. Since ...
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Is it currently stable to use, and boot to, a btrfs RAID 0 on SSDs?

As of the current (3.10+) Linux kernels, is it supported to make a btrfs RAID 0 out of SSDs the root mount and boot to it? This comprises several issues: Does the RAID 0 with SSDs support ...
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Linux Traffic Control of internet downlink with router as a client

I'd like to shape my internet downlink bandwidth in a bit peculiar way. My linux box at home acts as a router and a torrent client (and other downloads), making my router a router and client inside my ...
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Kernel error when installing Linux Mint

I'm getting this error: "This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU" I have enabled: Virtualization in BIOS VT-x Nested Paging IO-APIC but I still get this problem ...
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Can't boot from USB to install Linux

Now I have Win7 on my laptop, and I want to install Linux. I downloaded the latest Ubuntu 13.04 32-bit (and also Mint 15 32-bit), and installed it on my flash drive using the Universal USB Installer – ...
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Filtering input with sed (regex)

I'm having an issue with sed not returning what I expect when using a regex pattern to clean up some output from a mysql query. mysql -uroot -p -e 'SELECT `path` FROM db.media_gallery' | sed -n -r ...
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How to execute a script from a browser that is on a private server?

I am extremely new to Linux / Unix as a whole, so I apologize in advance for any ignorance that may be perceived by this question. I am trying to execute a script to set up a control panel from the ...
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Remotely monitor top output on Linux from Windows [closed]

I work on Windows 7 most of the time. I have a linux machine whose process I need to monitor from my Windows machine. Instead of ssh'ing into the linux machine and doing top, I want to install some ...
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Changing chmod flags back

I'm fairly new to the whole UNIX / command shell sort of stuff, so I apologize for any ignorance for something I am not aware of. And by new, I mean extremely new. I was confused by how to change a ...
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Why did windows update break WinSCP and PuTTY?

I recently did an update to my windows 7 machine. Before, I was able to connect to a linux server at school through WinSCP and PuTTY with no issues. Now, I am either booted off after only a minute ...
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Can I run two FTP sites on one server using two different IP addresses?

So we currently have our FTP site running on one computer (Mac OS-X) with one IP address. We are trying to host a second FTP site running off of the same computer, but with a different IP address. Is ...
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Problems in Mythbuntu 12/HDHomerun Prime setup

Introduction I am newbie when it comes to PVR setup. I have messed around with tvheadend in openelec, but since it seems unable to handle an HDHomerun Prime with a cable card from Comcast (It only ...
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build apache from source forcing a debian configuration

I've just built apache2 on a debian wheezy system from source (I had to do this because, try as I might, I couldn't get apache 2.2.22 and mod_perl 2.0.7-3 to play together on Wheezy. Apache keeps ...
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head hangs or doesn't terminate on Linux

I'm using, (uname -a says) Linux ip-x-x-x-x 2.6.21.7-2.fc8xen-ec2-v1.0 #1 SMP Tue Sep 1 10:25:30 EDT 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux. I've got a script, foo.sh with 100 lines of code and when I run head ...
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Very strange behaviour of mouse / not able to click certain elements of UI

So from one moment to the other, in Windows 7, i wasn't able to click certain elements of the UI. I could click icons in the taskbar but not on the desktop (just no reaction), then I could click icons ...
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Why is the kernel and the watchdogs consuming all the CPU?

I run a bunch of heavy user space processes on a powerful Xeon machine (32 virtual processors according to /proc/cpuinfo). The CPU load is normally around 30 and the machine feel responsive, but later ...
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I want to install a psql module, but ubuntu cannot find the package?

I wanted to install a postgres module in ubuntu similar to this. So I ran a sudo apt-get update and that ran fine. Next, I did a sudo apt-get install postgresql-9.2-prefix just like the instructions ...
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package manager for use as normal user inside home direcotry

I need a package manager for GNU/Linux (preferably source based) to install packages in my home as unprivileged user on a Debian system (not sure if squeeze or wheezy). What I tried: Compiling it ...
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In Ubuntu Linux: Pass the clipboard content as parameter to some application

Is there a tool which can pass the content of the clipboard as parameter to some application? For example I would use it like this: (1) In a text editor or whatever, for example I could highlight ...
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how to stop yum from trying other mirrors

I'm sitting behind a proxy on my CentOS 6.4 box and I can't perform a 'yum update' because yum keeps killing the slow downloads and trying another mirror. The problem is that the way our proxy works ...
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UFW rules for specific host / dynamic dns

How can I setup UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall) to add rules for specific hosts? Eg. I want to allow SSH only from yourpc.no-ip.org?
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How do I prevent anacron from running certain scripts?

I am running RHEL5 and software RAID (mdadm). Currently I allow the 99-raid-check weekly cron script to run at the normal time (early Sunday morning). However, if the system is off during that time it ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 using ssh without entering my password

I know questions like this have been asked before, and I have read them all (that I found). The problem I have is that we have an embedded linux device that we can log into for debug purposes by ...