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Load averaging: philosophy?

Let us assume that I work in a company and this company possesses just one server. At the end of every month my boss enters my office and asks me: 'Do we need new CPUs?'. Let us also say that, as a ...
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Can I remove .listing files from web subdirectories?

I was working on my webserver, and noticed I wasn't able to remove a directory as it wasn't empty. I ran ls in it, and found a single .listing file. Opening it, I found a list of the files that were ...
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How to get steady time on an Atmel xPlained SAMA5D3

I'm running Debian Jessie from an sdcard on an Atmel xPlained SAMA5D3 SBC. I have a python program which samples another device via serial line. Said device has a pretty reliable 20s countdown clock. ...
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VM image inaccessible in Virtual Box

I have Virtual Box installed on base OS RHEL 5.5. I am using Windows 7 as a VM image on Virtual Box. While transferring a folder of 600MB on Windows I got a Virtual Box error saying Memory limit ...
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OpenVPN Linux client - tls key negotiation failed to occur (FrootVPN)

I'm using the free FrootVPN service (works flawlessly on Windows). However on Linux I can't manage to get it to work. FrootVPN's support webpage is broken so I can't message their support. I know ...
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Fedora 21 update failed

I have fedora workstation 21 installed and I got a notification in the Software application about an "Important OS Update". When I click "restart and install", the machine restarts and boots into the ...
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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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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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Ubuntu fails to install cuda toolkit

I want to install cuda toolkit on ubuntu 14.04, so I downloaded cuda-repo.deb from nVidia site and then ran: sudo dpkg -i cuda-repo-ubuntu1404_6.5-14_amd64.deb But it fails. There are no error ...
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Copy files from GoPro over USB on Linux

I'm having a problem to copy files from GoPro over standard USB connection. I can copy tons of photos without any problem, but the connections break when I copy large (800Mb+) video files. In my ...
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How to remove tty[7-63]?

I have an embedded system, a beaglebone black to be specific. This SBC runs Debian wheezy 7.4, and a custom 3.8.x kernel. Patched for this hardware. Anyway, the title pretty much says it all. I can ...
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Boot Debian with external monitor as primary display device

I have an old HP laptop with non-working display. So i decided to convert the laptop to a private server. I connected it to my TV and installed Debian 7.7. The installation was smooth with the display ...
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Where to find config file for how many connection are permitted to the server

I'm not very familiar with UNIX systems yet and I need to connect to one server by telnet. When I try to connect I get following massage Connected to some.ip. Escape character is '^]'. too many ...
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Modify incoming packets before forwarding in Linux

I’m using a Linux (Debian based) system on which IP forwarding is enabled (/proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward is set to 1). I can read the incoming packets using a raw sockets program, but I want to modify ...
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focus to newly opened terminal

I am using gnome-shell 3.14 on archlinux 3.17.3-1. I have a keyboard shortcut (ctrl+alt+T) to open an xfce4-terminal. My issue is that when I triger this shortcut the focus is not set the the newly ...
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No connection with proven open port when using mosh (mobile shell)

I have two connections—home and office—with the same ISP and the same router (WRT 54GL with Tomato Cloud) with almost identical configurations. I’m unable to establish a mosh connection from the ...
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Enter a Failed Docker Container with a Different Command

I have a fairly complicated docker container I'm attempting to build. As part of the build process I have I install Chef and have Chef install a number of cookbooks using Chef-Solo. I am having the ...
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If TPM owner password set in linux, how to enter owner password in windows to enable bitlocker?

I have successfully taken ownership of, and used various features of, my tpm in linux, using tpm_takeownership and related applications. Now when I try to enter the owner password in windows to ...
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How to automate running the dhclient for wwan0?

in Linux Mint 17 I have to run sudo dhclient every time I connect and disconnect to/from the Internet using a mobile broadband dongle, because otherwise the connection is declared active but when I ...
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PM: Hibernation image not present or could not be loaded

After hibernating with systemctl hibernate, the system boots normally as if it had been shutdown. I have the resume parameter in the kernel line and the resume hook in mkinitcpio.conf These are the ...
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Rendering of unicode symbols in urxvt (height / width) vs. gnome-terminal

gnome-terminal renders the unicode symbols (arrows) in my prompt different from urxvt: They are displayed across the whole line's height, have less spacing in-between, but more appropriate ...
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OpenSuse 13.1 PPC64 Port - Slow boot with error messages, and low color-depth

I have a PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0 GHz, i have installed the PPC64 port of OpenSuse 13.1 on it, and i am experiencing a few problems. I guess thats the price of running a unsupported port/distribution. ...
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How to implement an integration for start and end of a call in Vicidial

I've developed most of the application in PHP for the integration (very similar to our Asterisk implementation) and all we need at this point is to run php async.php 12313123.12312 (shell command) ...
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What does a “Copy/Cut & Paste” operation exactly consist of?

I understand the purpose of these operations. What I'd like to know is 1.What happens at the File System Level ? Does a new MFT entry for the copy get created in the destination volume's MFT and ...
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What should happen next on init scripts?

I've been using a Linux Mint 13 live system on my memory stick and I decided to put it on my hard drive. It already had several scripts to uninstall software and optimize it, scripts that I had to ...
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Unable to mount location after installing Linux Mint

I have been using Ubuntu for a while, but I decided to move to Linux Mint. I removed everything and clearly installed it. After the installation there are two parts which are File System and Toshiba. ...
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How to share Internet connection of VMWare guest with host in VMWare Player 10?

I am running a kali Linux using VMware Player 10 on a Windows 8.1 host AND i want to share my guest kali linux wireless internet with host Windows 8.1 How to do this?
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Can't resume editor running as root

For years, when I have been working over an SSH connection, I will run sudo vi ... to edit a config file. If I need to do something on the command-line, I'll hit Ctrl+Z to suspend the editor, do ...
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how to keep a distributed software up to date on Linux machines

I have my own distributed software running on few RasPi (20+) in different geographical locations, but every time i change something in my app, i have to update the excuteble in all Pi's manually, ...
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no route to host: Is this associated with SSH or system network configuration?

Problem statement: Not able to ssh from pc1 to any other pc's mentioned below after adding the IP rules tried below System setup: I have a set of 4 machines connected to HUB. Their N/W config: ...
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How to boot encrypted drive

i have a laptop installed with endpoint security disk encryption. I create a live usb to boot linux, but it doesn't work. Is there a way to boot a usb thumb drive from an encrypted disk? do i need to ...
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random fortune on business cards

I have a latex business card template I am using, and I want to have the first line(s) be a fortune from the fortune command in Linux. I have fortune installed. How can I have a different fortune on ...
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Why can't I suspend Ubuntu 14.04 (running from USB3) anymore?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on an USB3.0 stick (Sandisk Extreme 64gb, both /root and /home are on it) as my portable development environment, mostly on an Asus N56VZ laptop. Recently, Ubuntu fails to ...
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Virtual filesystem on linux to translate contents (fuse?)

Is there some existing software to use a virtual filesystem to translate file contents? (read-only or read-write). It would be interesting to be able to generate a view on a code-base, for example. ...
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Turn all workspaces into windows or split screen to show several workspaces at once

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm a long time Windows user, I was used to have a lot of windows open at the same time, I was told I could use workspaces in linux to replace the need for ...
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Why is avahi-daemon excessively spamming my log files?

My VPS provider recently suspended my account for "participating in a DoS attack". Since I've naturally done no such thing, I can only assume it was a security breach, and am now investigating what ...
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How to force the Linux kernel reclaiming cache memory rather than using swap?

I have a PostgreSQL-driven web service on two Debian servers, one a vhost running Linux kernel 3.2.0-2 with 2GB RAM and the other a dedicated server running Linux kernel 2.6.26-1 with 6 GB RAM. ...
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Debian shutdown takes a long time (RAID/crypt related)

I'm running Debian Jessie and recently my shutdown has been taking a long time. When I sudo shutdown -h now I'm sent to a blank screen except for a blinking cursor which sits for ~1 minute. It then ...
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Detect vga signals from command line

Currently I am working on Ubuntu 12.10. I am using vga2usb device for interacting with other vga devices such as monitors. Is there any command line utility or any specific command from which I can ...
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Printer configurations on Linux: Providing privilege to normal users

I am on a CentOS machine. Everything is working fine, I can configure the printer with the GUI System->Administration->Printing. It asks for root password and then I can make the configurations. ...
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Should the CPU usage go up to 100% when swap happens on Linux

I had been running a demo system on Linux with the following kernel: 2.6.32-400.1.1.el5uek #1 SMP Mon Jun 25 20:25:08 EDT 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux And as soon as swap happens, the CPU ...
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OpenVPN, L2TP, or PPTP client that is a SOCKS5 server | linux

I need an OpenVPN, L2TP, or PPTP client for Linux - don't care which - that acts as a SOCKS5 server on the local machine. It should not set up tunnel interfaces or anything like that, it should just ...
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Best practise for debbuging hdd

I just logged onto my machine when suddenly ls gave me an Input/output error. After rebooting the machine /dev/sda1 could not be mounted. dmesg results in : [ 545.691453] EXT4-fs (sda): VFS: Can't ...
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LC_LOCALE settings interactions between Mac OSX and LINUX via SSH

I have been struggling with the following problem for years now. I have never been able to solve it, and I adopted several workarounds to keep being able to work. However now I can't stand it anymore, ...
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Forcing ext4lazyinit to finish its thing?

Is there any way to 'force' ext4lazyinit to finish the thing it does with maximum priority? Something like "I don't care about my system's ressources, just do your job as fast as you can"? I should ...
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What does dbconfig-common do? Should I use it?

For several packages, the installer asks you if you'd like to use 'dbconfig-common'. After some Googling, I can't really find (in plain old English) what the heck that package brings to the table, ...
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Is there a tool like dm-crypt/luks using RSA encryption?

Is there a library/tool available for linux, similar to dm-crypt/LUKS using RSA encryption instead of symmetric ciphers? I want the "public side" to only be able to create these volumes, and the ...
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Debian Linux - “hcitool scan” does not find devices

I use free VMware player with Debian 7 image. I use Cambridge Silicone Radio Bluetooth USB adapter "hciconfig" shows me two interfaces (I don't know why two, and I don't know with which I should ...
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My custom fish shell prompt keeps resetting every reboot

I switched to fish shell a month ago and I'm quite pleased with it. But recently, my custom prompt keeps resetting to the default prompt every time I turn on my PC. When opening the terminal, I'm ...
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Behaviour of Caps-lock in Linux on VirtualBox, OSX Host

I'm running Ubuntu under virtualbox on a MacBook Pro and I'm trying to remap the Caps-Lock key to mod3 so I can use it as a replacement for the Alt key in Xmonad. I can remap the keysyms but the ...