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Cant get squid proxy to work

i need squid proxy on my centos server. But i just can't get it to work. I did yum install squid. Here is my squid.conf file (i removed all comments): acl all src 0.0.0.0/0.0.0.0 acl manager proto ...
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No ntp.conf file after compiling ntp on Linux

I'm using RHEL 6.5. I compiled ntp-4.2.8 using the steps on this link. but I don't have a ntp.conf file. ntp.conf is required to start ntpd but after compiling, there is no ntp.conf on my system. I ...
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Stop/refuse SSH access to a EC2 server

I have converted my PEM file to a PPK file and I can successfully connect to the EC2 through Putty or Filezilla using the private key. Lets say we have a scenario: I request a new PEM and give the ...
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Staret managed server using Jenkins

I am trying to start web-logic managed server from Linux system. for that I have one shell script start_wls_managed4_btwnpmd01.sh with following code. ...
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Programmatically starting 6 servers and manipulating Gnome Terminal

I would like to make a script ( bash ) that will programmatically start gnome-termal with 6 tabs each with its own title start a different command in each tab delay starting server 5 until sever 4 ...
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The system was running slow and reboot was useless

My system was running slow, I checked the system with top, vmstat, iostat, strace and so on, but I could not find the issue. So I reboot the system but it was useless. Then I shutdown the server, and ...
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Copy entire file system hierarchy from one drive to another

I would like to copy the entire file system hierarchy from one drive to another..i.e contents of each directory as well as regular files in Linux platform. Would be gratefull to know the best way to ...
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How to use iptables to connect proxy server

In my company, all http and https must connect to a proxy server, which means we must set proxy in our web browser. Our department has an internal network (192.168.0.xxx). I use a Linux server as ...
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Import Image from X11 Screen dosent work in linux

A long story in short, trying to automate an ISO setup/installation process In server(SLES11 SP2) running the installation scripts and virtualbox also installed in the same server. using rdesktop to ...
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How to compose key in Linux

This topic has been addressed on quite a few web pages of this website, however I do not yet understand the full extent of the things that we might be able to do with the Compose key. A user here has ...
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Installing FVWM in Arch Linux

I recently successfully installed Arch Linux in VirtualBox, for the first time. I want to install FVWM, so I installed X Server, and then ran pacman -S fvwm. It says that fvwm has been installed, but ...
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VirtualBox headless is running but not answering on rdp port(4001) on the same server

I am running SLES11 SP2 and VirtualBox-4.3-4.3.20_96996_sles11.0-1.x86_64 is running in the same server. facing problem to make VirtualBox headless answer on rdp port(4001) on the same server. ...
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My Linux (Ubuntu 14.04) Box is being hacked [on hold]

for a while now i've noticed that my machine operates itself by automatically popping dropdown menus in gnome and sometimes my firefox browser mysteriously opens new windows despite me having a script ...
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DVD ROM keeps spining at random times

My dvd rom tries to read disk at random moments while I don't actually use it. I even disabled it in BIOS but no help. How to disable dvd rom permanently? What causes this behavior? I can't ...
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Linux redirect output ro earlier agument

Is there a way to redirect output on Linux to a former argument. For example, sort file.txt > file.txt Would there be a way to avoid typing file.txt again?
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What tablets exist that will run any distribution of linux natively? [on hold]

Since my notable, novel, yet not-so-well-received sister question was closed, I want to ask a different question: What tablets exist that will run linux natively? For the purposes of this question, ...
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How do i get the amount of GPU RAM used by a specified program in the linux terminal?

I am needing to find out how much Video RAM is being used by chrome, and other programs we are running in my office. We have nvidia cards on Ubuntu 14.04. I have tried using nvidia-smi but with no ...
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Reorder the pages from scan two-sided of pages, by using one-sided scan only? [duplicate]

I am using Xerox WorkCentre 7830 to scan the pages of my small notebook. I have used a paper cutter to remove the bindings of the notebook, and feed the pages into the document feeder of Xerox ...
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Strange issue with Google

I have installed Ubuntu on my laptop. Now I have dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.10 both of them are x64 bits. I have two problems: The first one is the I can't connect to their server from the ...
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how to find missing files from archives

I need to help a friend archive his old data (around 200GB). I see that a lot of the files are already present in a newer archive he has but the newer archives is properly organized in directories. So ...
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Player that can fade out a video in real time [on hold]

I need a video player that can fade out a video in real time during playing. For instance when I play a 2 minutes length video I'd like to be able to fade it out just when only 1 minute is left. Is ...
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Is there an (in)official guided installation routine for Gentoo Linux (>= 20140826)? [on hold]

After starting the Gentoo Linux image 20140826 I realized that there's no HDD installation routine on the ISO image and I started searching for it. There're a lot of installation guides available, ...
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eCryptfs encrypted home - explanation

I'm trying to understand how ecryptfs works internally and documentation on ecryptfs.org doesn't help. Maybe someone is able to explain how does it really works. Of course I'm aware of these hidden ...
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Dolphin/Konqueror wrong file type recognition

In Dolphin/Konqueror files that are supposed to have "unknown" file type have "Microsoft Help Attribute Definition File" as their type. This also affect files without extension with special symbols ...
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Connect to samba server remotely

I have a Samba server say at "abstergo.m12.in" I'm fairly new to Samba as I usually use SFTP for file transfers but I wanted something more Windows Native. I used the samba config from ...
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How do I apply parts of a gconfd backup?

I have just re-installed a laptop and I want to have the same Compiz settings that was on the laptop before. According to ...
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How to “install” Fedora / Opensuse on USB Drive

I want to install dedicated(no live CD) Fedora / Opensuse on USB key. I have a sony micro vault click(32 GB) usb drive. The previous answer is not working fine for me (trouble installing Fedora 21 on ...
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Twitch stream with FFMpeg, multiple audio inputs

I'm using the following script to try and stream my linux desktop to Twitch.tv, I have the stream working, but I want to throw in 2 audio inputs into the stream (one for the game, and one for my mic) ...
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how to create Google Chrome shortcut on desktop for CentOS

I have successfully downloaded and installed Google Chrome from repository, and I can run it from a terminal. My question is, how can I create a shortcut or a launcher on my desktop in CentOS ?
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bash script processing files with bad characters

I received a zip file with a folder structure that include parenthesis. I've worked through two processes at the cli and now merge them into a script The first searches through the file structure for ...
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Inheriting file permissions

I currently have an AirPlay audio streaming service (Shairport) running on Raspbian on my Raspberry Pi. I have it configured to save the metadata for the songs that are played. For every song, it ...
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How to do an One time install of an OS in Virtual box Using a USB

I have a USB stick with Kali Linux in it. I want to use it in VirtualBox. I am able to boot from the USB stick in a normal session but not from within VirtualBox. I need to install Kali once from ...
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Installing a specific glibc version on debian/apt

A user of my software uses Debian wheezy. The software generated a core dump that I want to analyze. However, for this to work, I require the correct versions of low level system libraries, especially ...
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sftp an entire directory to a remote machine? [duplicate]

Note: using scp or other tools is off the table due to vendor requirements. I have been set up with a private key to be able to upload numerous files to a vendor's server. Let's say I have all of my ...
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iptables - UDP Packets from unknown IP addresses

I'm really new to basic systems administration, and this question is a bit difficult for me to Google. I'm setting up a small raspberry pi server for my own personal use, to teach myself some basic ...
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Linux - Re-Mounting encrypted device - delay needed?

If I mount a encrypted device via mount /dev/sdb1 ./mnt and unmount it some time later umount ./mnt I am able to re-mount it in the same way only after waiting up to one second. In the other ...
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Unable to execute binary file. Exec format error

I recently heard about Breach, a Node.js based browser. I was following the instructions on http://codeforgeek.com/2014/08/download-install-breach-browser-ubuntu-14-04/ to install it but got the ...
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can we use unix hardlinks on a mounted windows share?

ln command can create hard links on the mounted windows share, but cp -al fails. Is this expected behaviour? I'm trying to save disk space by creating copy on write style backups using cowdancer, ...
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filename encoding for windows and linux

My laptop has dual boot systems, one is win7, another is Arch linux, they share a disk. And I downloaded some files into the shared disk in Arch Linux, whose filenames contain Chinese, Korean and ...
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Copying File From One User To Another

So I have this file stored in my account. It's postgres dump. To be able to use postgres it seems that I have to execute the following command. sudo su - postgres Once I do this I am now working as ...
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Why does YaST now show lines as lqqqqqqqqqqqqqqq?

Today my YaST started rendering lines like this: It makes it difficult to read.. Any idea what this is about and how I can fix it? I tried rebooting, no dice. Edit -- here's my PuTTY config: ...
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How do I find out what version of Linux I'm running?

Is there a way to determine what version (distribution & kernel version, I suppose) of Linux is running (from the command-line), that works on any Linux system?
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How to clone Git repo on my local server

I'm trying to use Git for the first time (I have used Mercurial before so I know the basic setup). Everything is ready on the server side with the following properties: User name: git Domain: ...
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Is there a limit to how many “../” back-directory references you can make?

I've never noticed this before (and I've been using Linux as a primary OS since 2008). Is there a limit to how many back-directory references you can make with ../? Why? I moved a file only for it ...
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How to reduce file size in swf files?

I'm trying to reduce the file size in a swf file that is 17 MB in Ubuntu 14.10. I tried using swftools and avconv. When I did swfcombine -dz file.swf -o file_new.swf swftools only managed to ...
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How to change brightness on CRT display through the Linux command line?

I have a Debian Linux desktop and a CRT display. I want to change the screen's brightness without using the monitor's brightness controls. How can I do this? Is this possible in the command line or is ...
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Unix/Linux find and sort by date modified

How can I do a simple find which would order the results by most recently modified? Here is the current find I am using (I am doing a shell escape in PHP, so that is the reasoning for the variables): ...
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hamachi on a VPS host

I am on a mesh network and recently installed hamachi linux on a VPS host (inmotionhosting). The program installed fine and I am able to join the network and see the hamachi client list. However, ...
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How do I go about geting synergy 100% operational with error in build process

During the install process I get the following snippet of an error When I get to the part about cryptopp: Scanning dependencies of target cryptopp [ 19%] Building CXX object ...
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Running MATLAB installed on a cluster from mac

I recently switched to mac from ubuntu, and I was wondering if there is any way in which I can use the MATLAB installed in a Linux cluster in my mac. I can run it without user interface, by using ssh ...