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Linux: install GRUB on an external drive destined for another machine

I have a hard disk that's failing, so before it dies completely and I have to resort to backups I want to copy everything (OS and all) onto a new disk, and put that back in the machine the failing ...
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Script in include path not accessible to home user

So I have put a shortcut to one my scripts into /usr/bin so it is included. But command can be run only by root, other users failed to run it :( $ sudo su # chmod +x /opt/altf2/altf2 # ln -s ...
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Notebook fan spinning at max after trying Linux

I have a Thinkpad T420 (4178-BSG) I use with Windows. The fan (cpu) was always very quiet and I was completely satisfied with it. A few days ago I booted Backtrack Linux from a flashdrive and the fan ...
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Is it possible to mount a disk image, created with dd, to a directory on a mounted external usb hdd?

I have an image of my home (/dev/sda3) partition, which I've created using the "dd" command. dd if=/dev/sda3 of=/path/to/disk.img I've deleted the home partition via gparted in order to enlarge my ...
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How can I download a copy of an S3 public data set?

i was naively assuming I could do something like s3cmd sync s3://snap-d203feb5 /var/tmp/copy but I seem to have the wrong idea of how to go about this. I cannot even get a simple thing to work; ...
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Run script on login with ssh

I have a feeling this is quite easy to do but every solution found on google has to do with adding a script to be run whenever someone logs into the machine. What I am looking for is a way to run a ...
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cannot launch matlab remotely on mac from linux in the terminal

After I ssh to the mac desktop from linux Suse, I could not open matlab even without GUI. The mac desktop has mac OS 10.6. At the beginning, I thought the reason is that I did not use -X flag. ...
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Send command to a detached screen with enter?

I have a screen running a server. That screen is run with: screen -m -d -S server (cmd to start server) Then I want to send a command to the server by doing this: screen -S minecraft -X stuff ...
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Rename file return -1 with errno 18

I am moving a file from /tmp/ folder to another path. I am using "rename" function to move file to another path. But rename returns -1 and errno = 18 (Invalid cross-device link). Error no 18 means: ...
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Lightweight alternatives to Matlab in linux

I want to learn some basic things using Matlab. I'd prefer a lightweight one in Linux. Is there any alternative?
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How to get back the deleted folder and its content on a linux server?

I am using a linux (red hat) server and contents gets updated using CVS. A folder was not in CVS and it got deleted/replaced by another content after I run an update. How can I get the deleted content ...
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dd using device label instead of device

I would like to use a device label instead of the device in a script that I am writing so I can use the script on multiple computers. I want to change the line: sudo dd if=$(TARGET) of=/dev/sdb To ...
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Ping isn't acting accurate?

I've been trying to diagnose some latency issues with my internet connection. I've been lagging out of online video games and such, which of course could be their server's fault. So, I've been ...
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Pysdm has disabled my ability to write to my storage partition

I have a dual boot setup with Windows 7 and Mint 13 Cinnamon. As well as their respective partitions, I also have a large one (NTFS) for storing all my music, videos, documents etc. I downloaded ...
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Why are there so many files in directory /etc/share?

Why are emacs related files still in /usr/share/emacs even after I uninstall emacs? Can I delete files in /usr/share/emacs? [root@home share]# rpm -qa | grep emacs [root@home share]# [root@home ...
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Detect video chapter breaks from black screen or no sound in video

I need to analyze the video and audio in an MKV or MP4 container for timestamps where the screen is blank and/or there's no audio. I'd like to use this to generate chapter files for some video ...
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How to configure XAMPP to list all files and directories, including index files?

I want to configure XAMPP to show all files and folders in a given directory, even index files. But when I browse to the directory, index.php is run automatically instead. What settings can I use in ...
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How to let directories inherit the sticky bit and set different default ACLs for directories and files?

First problem: Is it possible to have the sticky bit on directories being inherited for newly created subdirectories? Second problem: How can I set different default ACLs for directories and files, ...
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More RAM than motherboard supports using ram disk + swap?

I want to put 6GB of RAM in a motherboard that supports 4. I heard something about using the excess RAM as a RAM disk and formatting that partition as SWAP, but that doesn't seen like it will work. I ...
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Command to get to bottom of tree

Is there a Linux command that will return the file path of the bottom most dir. I've tried the following commands: find ...
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How do I setup a WI-FI printer?

I have a Samsung ML-2168W printer with WI-FI support. Currently it is connected to my computer with a USB cable. However, I have no clue of how to connect it to the network through WI-FI (with WPA). ...
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How to get back to Oracle Java after installing OpenJDK

I've installed Oracle JDK using this guide. Then I accidently installed OpenJDK(tried to prepare PC to build Android). How do I get back to Oracle Java? Can I keep OpenJDK, but set Oracle Java as ...
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How to clear cached memory in Debian?

If I run a free -m, I get this output: Is there a command that I could use to clear the used memory? I have tried this: echo 1 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches It will ask for sudo. But even after ...
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elilo commandline boot config that includes spaces

I've got an elilo (EFI LILO) config file that includes spaces in the label - like that: image=/EFI/gentoo/boot/kernel-genkernel-ia64-3.1.6-gentoo label="Gentoo IA64 3.1.6" ...
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How do I unmap the forward and back keys on my Lenovo laptop?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad x200s. how do I unmap the forward and backward keys? I want something like.. xmodmap -e 'keycode 166=NOOP' Or some way to ignore the XF86Back keysym.
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Linux: prevent SFTP users from deleting FTP'd files even straight after they upload them?

I've set up an sftpusers group on my CentOS box and am using the internal SFTP service to allow users to upload files to a chroot-configured directory. The owner of the directory is root, and its ...
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Installing msttcorefonts on Linux Mint

I am trying to get Times New Roman on LibreOffice. I ran: sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts I think it downloaded, but it doesn't appear in the OpenOffice drop down list of fonts.
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Lost permission to use sudo commands

I changed /etc folder permission to 711. After doing that, I lost the permission to use sudo commands. Any way to change the folder permissions back? What I have tried so far: 1) use su -, ...
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Trying to launch old game using wine

I'm using wine 1.5.11 on Archlinux, and I try to launch this old game : http://www.cnetfrance.fr/telecharger/waterboy-11006056s.htm?download=1 The problem is that I always get a "Run-time error ...
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western digital caviar black. EXT4-fs error

Recently I update my HDD on desktop machine, and bought WD Caviar Black. But after I format & copy information to it (using dd), and fix partitions size: I have next errors in kern.log: Aug 27 ...
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Thunderbird, chat extension, what about notification

As you may have noticed, Thunderbird's new version has now a built-in feature that allows you to use it as a chat client. For example, Google talk. So I initiated my own account. The problem is that ...
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wpa_supplicant for dual WLAN

I've got wlan0 and wlan1. Each interface should connect to a different SSID. I would like to use wpa_supplicant for both. I can put the two networks in /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf, but how do I tell ...
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Full list of top-like tool family for perfomance monitoring in linux: iftop iotop htop atop more? [closed]

Top-like utilities are extremely handful in my work and I want to make sure I am not missing any of them. Please extend the following list of performance monitoring (top-like) family of linux tools: ...
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Remap Super+arrow key to home/end

A lot of new ultra books are coming without home/end/pageup/pagedown keys. I would like to remap the "windows key (super) + arrow key" to these missing keys. What is the best way to go about doing ...
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how to access homedir by root user

I want to access root user's home directory /root/. However following commands dont lead me to the root directory. sudo -s cd ~ It leads to the home dir of regular user. How to access /root ...
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How can I make Chrome work with OSS?

I had to install OSS on my new Arch system because ALSA didn't work (I tried disabling snd_intel8x0m). Flash in Firefox produces sound, but Chrome's Flash doesn't work. libflashsupport-oss is ...
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How to route traffic via another machine before the default gateway

At the moment I have a router on 192.168.0.1, a Linux box on 192.168.0.2 and desktop clients from 192.168.0.3. Everything works with 192.168.0.1 as the default gateway. I'd like to send the traffic ...
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Easy software installation on Linux(Ubuntu/ Linux mint)

When a software is installed, it has to be done with the terminal and coding. There are some steps to do which can be difficult for a new user(comes from windows OS). In Windows OS, we can set paths ...
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How to install autokey in the home directory in linux?

I am on a computer where I do not have admin rights. I can only install applications in the home directory. Can someone provide a step by step guide on installing autokey in the home directory in ...
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Error: hd1 write error

I have a Acer Aspire S3 with Ubuntu 12.04 with / partition on 20 GB SSD and /home on 320 GB Hard disk. EXT4 in the two. I was using the Ubuntu normally and then it froze. I could not switch between ...
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How to get the IPV6 IP address of Linux machine?

I want to get IPV6 address on my linux box. I know one command to get the IPV6 address. Command: $ ip addr show dev eth0 | sed -e's/^.*inet6 \([^ ]*\)\/.*$/\1/;t;d' Output: ...
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Nautilus not auto refreshing contents of Windows share

I am using Nautilus on a Linux Mint 13 machine. When connected to a windows share, I have to manually refresh the contents to pick up file changes. Is there a way to make Nautilus auto-refresh?
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Kernel panic involving an unknown_bootoption maybe an underlying error that stall the processor

My server (home hosting) was working correctly until a weird kernel panic appear. It's an old computer (1 Go of memory only) and it's running on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. I can login, but after a few minutes, ...
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How to run UNetBootin (or similar) on Linux?

I am trying to install UNetbootin on my Linux Mint (12 - KDE) machine and it will not run. I downloaded the Linux version of it (downloads as a unetbootin-linux-581 file) and set its permission to ...
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Install MC with SMB support

how to install MC (Midnight Commander) with Samba support (smb:// link like ftp). Im unable to install it thou apt-get. Ive got just mc version without smb. And install from sources failed. I try to ...
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Running out of disk space on /home directory?

I have a 200GB HD and have just installed Linux Mint (12 - KDE) as the only OS (I formatted and wiped my previous Windows 7 installation). I am in the process of installing my "sandbox" and because ...
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Login as windows domain user in linux through putty

How can I configure CentOS 6 server to allow login through putty using Windows domain login? I have root access to CentOS but I am not Windows domain administrator. My Windows desktop where I can ...
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What is a terminal wrapper?

In my linux mint 13 xfce install I was creating a keyboard shortcut for gnome-terminal when I came across another binary called gnome-terminal.wrapper. xfce4-terminal also has an equivalent ...
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Regarding .gvfs not letting delete a user's home directory

I am using Fedora 9. I removed the user using userdel -r command. The user is removed, but the home directory still remains. When I tried to remove the home directory (rm -rf /home/user/), I get the ...
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Enabling Shell colours through Putty SSH

I have set a number of configurations in my .bashrc file to set the appearance of shell on my Redhat machine. However, when I login as root using Putty, the colours are not shown. I can enable them ...