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Apache2 Virtualhost takes me to root directory

I have a virtual host created under /etc/apache2/sites-available called attrave.com.conf Here is the code for that virtual host file (only relevant code attached): ServerName attrave.com ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 Trusty crashing / being unresponsive

Disclaimer: I am not an experienced linux user, and I am trying to diagnose a case where my Ubuntu goes away, and doesn't come back. The PC is a headless PC without keyboard and mouse plugged in, that ...
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How do I find which disk (volume) is failing?

I am using stock Apache Hadoop 1.1.1 and I can't get a datanode to start due to: 2015-04-23 09:12:48,138 INFO org.apache.hadoop.metrics2.impl.MetricsConfig: loaded properties from ...
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How do I add customer data to the end of a NSIS installer

NSIS allows you to insert data on to the back of their exe files and then allows you to be able to read that data back during installation: http://nsis.sourceforge.net/ReadCustomerData How do I ...
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Rsync copying current directory with name

I want to copy current directory to my backup directory: I tried this command rsync -a . ~/backup/ but it just copies the current directory contents instead of creating new directory at the ...
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Monitor who's connecting to your wifi connection on Kali Linux [closed]

I'm wondering if there's a software/tool which can manage the accesses to my wi-fi connection. I'm using the modem dashboard now, but it's slow and complex, as it's not direct as a software and I ...
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MBR and GPT confusion: installing Debian on macbook air

I'm following this question and trying to install Debian on my MacBook. I've lost that account so I couldn't accept that guy's answer (I'm sorry, I'll not loose this one). So, I followed with his ...
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rootfs 100% full debian

I have a problem with full rootfs on Debian (on RPi). I noticed I can't start mysql server with error full partition. I tried looking for space hoggers with ncdu. It all appeared suddenly and I have ...
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How to fix my locale to display Unicode correctly in irssi?

I've just arrived in my new lab and japan and the server I can use has only Japanese locales. A call to locale -a returns C POSIX ja_JP ja_JP.eucjp ja_JP.ujis ja_JP.utf8 japanese japanese.euc So I ...
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Is it a bad idea to make a swap partition on a SSD?

Since it has limited amount of read/write cycles, it seems to be a bad choice but I have no solid reasoning on why or why not to use it other than that.
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Which PCL 6/PCL XL driver?

I'm trying to setup a print server via CUPS. I've been told that a generic PCL6/PCL XL driver will work fine, but in CUPS there are a million versions listed: Generic PCL 6/PCL XL LF Printer - ...
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I am having trouble getting yum update to run cleanly in Centos 7. It seems I have a conflict with the Network Manager that I cannot resolve

I am having trouble getting yum update to run cleanly in Centos 7. It seems I have a conflict with the Network Manager that I cannot resolve. CL output shows: Error: Package: ...
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Why does Linux(and perhaps Unix) set the default chmod to 644? [closed]

The 6 for the owner makes sense, and 4 for groups makes sense. But why can everyone read? It personally seems like an opening for potential misconfiguration.
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Change Windows to different EFI partition

So I recently had to reinstall Windows on my dual-boot system after an unsuccessful change to different SSD for my Windows install. I have OpenSUSE on sda and Windows on sdd. My sda drive has a 156 MB ...
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Can't add default route - RTNETLINK answers: Network is unreachable

On an Ubuntu 14.04 server (3.16.0-30) I'm trying to add a default route and getting error as follows: ip route add default via 172.16.111.99 dev bond0.11 RTNETLINK answers: Network is unreachable ...
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UNIX, how to compare and transfer values between two text file

I have two text files with different number of columns in them and I want to compare values of a given column in file1.txt with values of a given column in file2.txt: if these values found in ...
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Copying directory multiple times with 1 command

How can I copy a directory with the name "1" and create directories from 2-150 with the same contents without having to do this individually?
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What options can be passed to pam_mysql.so in /etc/pam.d/ config files?

There's no manpage for libpam (on Ubuntu 14.10) and man pam refers to something unrelated to PAM. Search engine results only refer to example configuration files, bugs (about escaping) and postfix ...
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Debian - Autoinstall Debian distribution via PXE

Do u know any method to autoinstall Debian via PXE? ive tryed something similar using SLPOS (Suse Linux Enterprice Point of Service). i want to load a Clean Debian Distribution from a PXE coz i want ...
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Group member editing to file *automatically* changes ownership, group, and permissions

I have a directory which I'm trying to set up such that members of a group all have rwx privileges. Here is a subset of the directory and its permissions: -rwxr-xr-x 1 myusrnm grpnm 21638 ...
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tcpdump - rotate capture files using -G -W and -C

I'm looking to be able to capture a rotating tcpdump output which captures 30-minutes worth of data, into 48 files, cyclically. The man implies this should be possible, but my testing doesn't seem to ...
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Map numpad to real number keys on linux

I want the numpad numbers to be exactly the same as the regular numbers, so if I press Shift+1 on the numpad I want ! to be printed. Is there an easy way to do that?
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Unable to make ODBC connection on Ubuntu 14.04

I usually access an ODBC connection through a CentOS server, and I'm trying to make the same connection locally on my Ubuntu Trusty laptop. So far as I can tell I've duplicated everything properly ...
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bad text alignment with sendmail

I'm trying to send a mail and in the text of the mail put like these: xxxxx yyyyy zzzzz ----- ----- ----- 2424 324 23432 I send the email with sendmail but it shows me: xxxxx ...
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Why I can boot various kerel versions but not XEN kernel in grub2

I have successfully compiled XEN usigng following steps: wget http://bits.xensource.com/oss-xen/release/4.4.1/xen-4.4.1.tar.gz tar xzvf xen-4.4.1.tar.gz cd ./xen-4.4.1 export ...
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Router firmware back to its factory default

I upgraded TP-Link TL-WR841ND v7 to dd-wrt but wireless was not working. So I switched it back to its default firmware. I tried factory default settings and firmware upgrade back to its default ...
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ssh key exists on remote, but still prompts for password?

Why is this happening? $ ssh-copy-id me@server /usr/local/bin/ssh-copy-id: INFO: attempting to log in with the new key(s), to filter out any that are already installed /usr/local/bin/ssh-copy-id: ...
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Slackware asking for “root” during the installation [closed]

Why Slackware Linux asking for root user during the installation? while its not a Live-CD. I really don't know why...
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Configure firewalld to distinguish home and public ethernet connection

I connect my notebook via ethernet at home and outside. I want to open some ports for services like samba only at home and not somewhere else. How can i let firewalld automatically detect where i am, ...
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How to make a program start a first start up of the day? [on hold]

Is there a way to make a program start when I log in, but only in first session. If I shut down and restart again in the same day, that program won't auto start. I am asking in both Windows and Linux. ...
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A good patch auditing tool for Linux? [closed]

I am looking for an open-source tool that can scan a Red Hat Linux server for missing patches and updates. Does the free version of Nessus do this or would I need to buy it? Are there any other ...
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in linux using bash how can I split a text file based on percentage

I have a problem where I need to split files based on some arbitrary percentage. If I have 100 lines I need to have the file split by a 70 % / 30 %. The split program in linux does not give me the ...
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Accidentally deleted dpkg folderr in ubuntu 12.04

I am accidentally deleted var/lib/dpkg folder in ubuntu 12.04 system. Someone please help how to resolve it. Advance thanks.
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Accidentally deleted all files older than 7 days

A bad written skript located in /etc/cron.daily erroneously executed find * -mtime +7 -exec rm -r {} \; as root user. As a result of this I can no longer login. Beside that the system seems to run ...
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RHEV / KVM - backuping of running VMs

Is there any way or known script / how-to / tools to backup running VM (using VM snapshot and than merging snapshot file with VM disk)? I need to backup running KVMs without downtime and simple copy ...
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how to get the missing file sha256?

I am trying to run some script on Linux Ubuntu Precise Pangolin (12.04), x86_64 machine, and it complains that the file /sbin/sha256 is not there. I can setup in the script, where that file is, so ...
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How do I repair Android DHCP issues? [migrated]

My phone plan comes standard with a lot of data and as a result, I've been regularly using the Mobile Hotspot feature built into it, on my laptop. The phone is a Samsung Galaxy S5 and is rooted on a ...
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How to show the hidden partitions in Ubuntu 14.04 installation?

I have a computer with Windows 7 and I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows. I have a 320GB harddisk partitioned like this: DISKPART> list volum ::N volume::::Ltr::::::Nom::::: ...
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No path, or command history through SSH when logged in to server as someone other than root

When I SSH into a server, as anything other than root, it only shows a $ and not the path. It also won't allow me to press the up key and see the command history when I don't SSH in as root. How do I ...
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Two Vagrant VMs caused network issues

It seems that when I make a new virtual machine, my private networks are not reachable from the host. I assigned different IP addresses to both, and included them in my /etc/hosts file, however I'm ...
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Ubuntu as a separate OS v/s Wubi

Due to some hardware problem, I am unable to use both my DVD drive and the bootable USB stick to install Ubuntu as a separate OS alongside Windows 7. I came across WUBI. I was wondering if there would ...
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How can I create a shell script shortcut?

I'm using Debian and there's a user who has a script called start.sh. I want the user to be able to call the script by typing application ... instead of ./start.sh ... I've been playing with symbolic ...
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Very high write latency with Intel 530 180GB SSD and Ubuntu Server 15.04

I just put together a new "server" with an Intel NUC5i5MYHE, an Intel 530-series 180GB m.2 SSD, and 16GB RAM. I am having a rather severe problem with writes to the SSD having very high latency. The ...
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Can the kinect 2 be used in linux?

I know there are open source implementations available to program Kinect version 1 applications in linux, can Kinect version 2 be used in these as well. or are there any other methods to use kinect v2 ...
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How to install Windows 8 after Linux with UEFI

I have an Asus Zenbook UX32LN with Linux Mint installed on the whole 256GB SSD. How do I install Windows 8 alongside Linux ? The first step is of course to make a new big-enough partition for Windows ...
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Backup remote Linux from Windows. Recognize symbolic links

I'm trying to backup a Linux Server from a Windows 7 Laptop. The Problem I'm facing is that backup solutions for Windows do not recognize Linux symbolic links. The backup clients just follow the ...
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Launching programs with GUI without display manager

I've heard that there is a way launching programs with graphical interface without display manager - straight from terminal. Is this for real and if so, how can I do that?
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Run Java code in Linux Server [closed]

I have developed a code in JAVA in windows with eclipse. I need this code to run in a regular basis(to be added in cron). I don't see Java installed in my server to run this code. Where could i start ...
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du command not displaying correctly

I've been trying to get PHP to list the size of a directory for a while now. I can't seem to get it to work. I've tried a few other solutions and the only thing that works -somewhat- is the du ...
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What is the default timezone in a typical Linux (if any)?

I am administering a CentOS 6 Linux OS. I want to remove all explicit timezone information where such information may cause anything but UTC timezone for the system. This is because it is a template ...