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secure copy through two hosts

I need to copy files that are behind a firewall server using scp. normaly to login to the server I do the following ssh -p 5023 firewall.domainname.fr now i am in behind the firewall I connect to ...
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How to get only the user, the pid and the command run for a specific process? (Ubuntu 11.10)

When I do ps -ef|grep python I get the following: myusername 4492 2994 0 10:32 pts/0 00:00:01 /home/myusername/.virtualenvs/myproject/bin/ipython manage.py runserver root 6665 1 0 ...
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having dependency issues while installing a package in Debian GNU/Linux 6.0

I am trying to install one package but it depends on some other packages. While installing it aborts and tells me the following: Depends: python (>= 2.6.6-7~) but 2.6.6-3+squeeze7 is to be ...
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Cinnamon installation

I installed the Linux Mint 14 32-bit MATE version on my desktop yesterday. Now I want Cinnamon. Though I thought of installing the CINNAMON version instead of the MATE version the USB of CINNAMON ...
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Linux: configure font to be treated as monospace

I'm trying to use the OCR-A font on Ubuntu. But it's not configured properly to be recgnized as monospace font. I understand that I need to have a local fonts.conf file or somethign like that. But ...
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Why does this not work? echo 'abc' | strings

I found tcpdump -l -s0 -w - tcp dst port 80 | strings on this article. So I want to try to use strings command. But command like echo 'abc' | strings does not work. Why? Thanks in advance. I ...
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Cannot modify files with SAMBA and CurlFTPfs

I have all my ftp accounts mounted via CurlFTPfs with allow-others option. All directories have --- --- rwx (0007) permission after ftp mount with umask=0770 . This way I can log as another user (than ...
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Linux How can I obtain more details about my hardware 56k modem?

I'm using xubuntu and in my laptop hp 6730b I have a 56k modem but I don't know brand or manufacturer. Looks like it doesn't run in linux but would like to see more info about the device. Any ...
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USB Flash drive or USB SSD Drive to use Linux from USB? [closed]

I'm looking for an USB drive which I will use to store my Linux o.s. and run it from there. I have both laptop and PC with a lot of RAM (8/12 GB), so because I don't want to keep those 2 systems ...
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Modifying Windows registry from within Linux

I have a windows dd image that I have locally mounted. I need to apply a series of registry tweaks from a known .reg file, within this Linux environment. I can't seem to find any tool that satisfies ...
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Software RAID failed to mount after apt-get upgrade

I have a software RAID 10 (jfs) on an ubuntu 12.10 and require some assistance repairing the RAID after it failed to mount after a routine apt-get upgrade followed by a reboot. /dev/md0: Version : ...
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Network interface/dhcp problems ubuntu with kvm and network bridge

I have a ubuntu system running 12.10 I am using KVM and have configured a bridge for the virtual machines, which is using nat forwarding. I am having problems with the connection dropping out ...
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Nano syntax highlighting malformed regex?

I found this javascript syntax highlighting file for nano on google code, downloaded it and included it in my /etc/nanorc file: File: /usr/share/nano/js.nanorc ## all *js files ( e.g. Firefox ...
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How to know group administator in linux

I saw that: sudo gpasswd -A <admin-name> <group-name> can set Admin for a group and a group can have more than one Admin. How can I show all Admins of a group if it doesn't even show in ...
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Installing 32 bit glibc on 64 bit RHEL

I'm trying to install glibc-2.12-1.25.el6.i686 on 64 bit RHEL. I understand it has a dependency on the NSSRAWHASH package (I'm using the nss-softokn-freebl-3.12.9-3.el6.i686.rpm package), so I run ...
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Debian - package is installed already but apt says “depends: x but it is not going to be installed”

I don't have a lot of experience with debian. I am troubleshooting a friend's debian squeeze setup who probably pasted both squeeze and wheezy sources in his sources.list. Since then I have corrected ...
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Stress testing all SATA links

I have a few servers. Each has 9 backplanes, and each backplane has 5 hard drives. Once in a while, one of the cables connecting a backplane to the motherboard (actually a pci card on the motherboard) ...
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is it possible to install software without asking for a password?

Okay, so i am not sure if it is possible, but i am creating a menu and the user can select an option that will install two bits of software, however, once this is pressed there can be no other ...
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Timeout - host FTP to VirtualBox

For testing purposes I installed virtualbox to simulate a linux(64 bit ubuntu) server. I configured my network settings like this: Adapter 1: NAT Adapter 2: Host-only with my etc/network/interfaces ...
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Load average constantly 30+ but sites still loads fine?

My WHM current service status is Server load 31.53 (1 CPU) (red icon) Memory Used 36.48% (1,122,544 of 3,076,964) Swap Used 0.81% (8,540 of 1,048,568) I'm under the impression that if ...
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ssh_exchange_identification: connection closed by remote host VIRTUALBOX scenario

On a virtual debian machine in VIRTUALBOX I type: ssh -R 2222:localhost:22 andrea@10.0.2.2, to make reverse tunneling and allow remote machine to see debian desktop. on the remote machine (ubuntu) ...
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Why are slightly different MKA chapter timecodes needed for WAV and OGG?

I am converting an audio CD to OGG format by ripping it to WAV (using cdparanoia) and encoding it as OGG (using oggenc). If I mux the WAV file to MKA with chapter timecodes as reported by cdparanoia ...
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How to easily make a screenshot like these (partial enlargement)?

I need to make some screenshots like the images in the following questions & wikipedia pages. Bad font anti-aliasing in Ubuntu Who provides the Internet service to Internet Service Providers ...
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How do you combine multiple ffserver streams into a grid in real time?

I'm trying to set up a CCTV system with ffmpeg/ffserver/zoneminder and want a nice looking 4x4 grid without all the Java applet borders and window dongles on it, just a full screen 4x4 grid. I've ...
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Is my old server too old? [closed]

I am setting up a server on an old computer (Dell Dimension probably with Pent4 or similar processor and about 1 GB of RAM to back up files with ssh) with lubuntu, and i was wondering what the best ...
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Mint cannot find HDD

Something went wrong with our home computers boot files for Windows XP, thankfully we had all the files backed up but we no longer had the Windows XP installation CD to reinstall Windows XP. So I have ...
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Nvidia Force Underclock in Dual Monitor Setup

Not a gamer, no need for 3D or any bells & whistles other than running a dual monitor setup without having GPU pinned to heat generating maximum performance. New Dell Precision M4700 Nvidia ...
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Unix utility to run a command after a specific length of time has elapsed?

I'm looking for a daemon that will run a command once every week. But I am not looking for something like cron that will run a command at a specific time. Because my laptop is turned off a lot, it ...
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Failed Slackware Setup - Internet Permanently Broken

I am new to Linux. I tried to install Slackware 14 on a fresh partition, with the rest of the HD as free space, except for the small "Dell" partition that seems to be necessary. I got Slackware ...
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apt-get “Broken packages”

While installing python-dev: sudo apt-get install python-dev I am getting the following error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: python2.7-dev : Depends: python2.7 (= 2.7.3-0ubuntu3) ...
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Bash: accessing another users documents

Using bash scripting I am trying to access another's users documents and search for a word in a file, how would I do this?
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wget downloads empty files even with proper referer and cookies

I'm trying to scrape Brenda Enzymes for a bunch of molecule files with a script. If I just download by file URL (it's a PHP redirect), I get a 0Kb file, so I think they're checking for cookies and/or ...
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Passwordless SSH between users on the same server fails (CentoOS 6.3)

I have set passwordless connection from user A on my server to two other users. SSH to one of them works fine, but to the other one it asks for password. As far as I can tell, both users are the same ...
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What is the use of the [BOOT]/Bootable_NoEmulation.img file on several boot images?

I've seen a file called [BOOT]/Bootable_NoEmulation.img on several boot images, and always wondered what it's use is. Neither found a suitable magic number nor could Google help me so I ask here. ...
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Hang during reboot

I've recently installed a second HDD bay in my laptop, but now, every time I issue a reboot, the computer hangs for about 1m30s (completely freezes on a black screen, with the fans at the maximum ...
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How to setup a simple proxy server on my VPS?

I would like to setup a simple proxy server on my VPS to use it to browse the browse. I will be the only user so no concern about bandwidth. Can you give me some ideas about it?
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Thinkpad speaker turns mute - Linux Codec issue?

At some point a few days ago the speakers on my Lenovo Thinkpad T410 (Model number: 2537A11) suddenly stopped working randomly. This error happens every time I watch a video or listen to a music file. ...
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real number of sectors on HDD

This is part of output of fdisk -l Disk /dev/sdb: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders, total 1953525168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector ...
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how to read data from ps/2 (usb-mouse) similary like I read serial port from arduino?

How to read data from ps/2 (usb-mouse) similary like I read serial port from arduino ? For example when I press serial monitor in Arduino IDE or wen I type: "import processing.serial.*; ...... " in ...
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rpm removal failure

I'm encountering a problem removing an installed rpm. > rpm -q my_rpm my_rpm-3.0.0-27 > rpm -e my_rpm error: can't create transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/__db.000 I have also tried to run ...
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How to get current number of opened inotify watches?

My system is CentOS. I'm trying to get this by listing fs.inotify variables via sysctl call (sysctl fs.inotify), but didn't found anything useful, only variables to specify limits.
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How to detect if VT-X has been turned on in the BIOS?

I know I can check is VT-X is supported by a processor by egrep '(vmx|svm)' /proc/cpuinfo. But even if it's supported, it can be turned off in the BIOS. How can I detect if it's turned on or off?
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Upstart event when network connectivity to a specific server is available?

Is there a way in upstart to code an event to start when network connectivity to a specific machine becomes available? Something based on a ping result would work in my case. The task being started ...
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Sync $HOME across linux machines

What ways are there to sync my full $HOME across machines (currently 2)? Required features: exclude either symlinks outside tree or mount --bind so I can have big data outside the homedir but still ...
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Mint4win — persistency

I installed Linux mint 14 using the mint4win application as an apllication inside windows. After that I rebooted into the mint OS. then I installed python idle 2.7 and some other softwares. Then I ...
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Linux iptables forward from ip1:port1 to ip2:port2

I connect thought tunnel to other machine like this: ssh user@ip -L2000:192.168.64.88:80 So on my local machine I want to configure iptables that way like I have a "native" access to ...
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Do I need to use -r with the command cp when using the find command in Linux?

I have documents spread between multiple directories in a given path e.g. /media/devicename/name_of_directories. I used the find command to help locate certain files e.g. .doc, docx, etc find . -type ...
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ioctl LOOP_SET_FD failed: Device or resource busy

I'm trying to get Backtrack to run on my Droid DNA. I've been tweaking the script little by little but I still come up with the following. I changed the loop on it, and another program always seems to ...
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I can su to root, but sudo <command> fails

I am running Centos 5.3 and I can su to root fine. However when I run a command as another user like: sudo ls, the system says incorrect password for the same password. Why is this happening? Thanks. ...
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Need to find which drives are mirrored within RAID-10 array

I have a home media server running on openSUSE 12.2. I'm using eight 2TB drives in a RAID-10 configuration. I deliberately bought two different types of drives: four Seagate Barracuda Green and four ...