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atop: how to show all disks usage

I'm using atop to monitor disks usage, network and other load parameters. my problem is, atop will show only the top 3 disks. How can i display all of them? couldn't find anything from man or any ...
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SSH works in putty but not terminal

When I try to ssh this in a terminal: ssh username@sub.domain.com I get the following error: Connection closed by 69.163.227.82 When I use putty, I am able to connect to the server. Why is this ...
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emacs color are strange

I have a problem with emacs color, I change color for konsole, gnome-term and urxvt but, when I open a .c file, there are not the same colors that my terminal color sheme. I haven't an emacs theme. ...
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Cannot log in to linuxmint at all

I have a dual boot system running Windows7 and Mint 13. Somehow, long story (I tried to uninstall my LAMP server in one go) I managed to delete my login managers. I tried to boot in text mode and ...
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See active connection on apache web server

I need a command or something to see live web viewer in Apache2 web server, in other word i want see the ip address of active connection and i found some commands like : netstat -plan|grep :80|awk ...
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Permissions required to rum make install and yum update

I am researching on Openssl update manually and openssl update through yum update. I have figured out the commands to do it. But searching on permissions required to make install and yum update. ...
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BIND9 & Webmin new DNS nameserver not accepted by registrar

I have trouble and headhakes with BIND9 on Debian6/64, made with Webmin. Basically I don't think Webmin is a problem, but I am just mentioning it. So, I made a DNS master zone with BIND and the ...
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Is there a way to make GNU Screen not prompt for confirmation?

My googling only left me the clue that this was the case for old screen, and now the new screen prompts for confirmation (e.g. whenever I try to kill a window or exit out of screen) . Is there a ...
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How can I autocomplete the name of a file in Linux when passing the remote flag to firefox?

I am attempting to open a file using firefox via the command line. The command I run is; firefox -remote "openurl(file://`pwd`/filename.html)" I would like to be able to autocomplete the name of ...
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Change permission on a string of directories

I have a string of directories and i want to change the permission on all of these directories to 775 (rwxrwxr-x) with a command like chmod. The problem is that the string is editable so it can be ...
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Can I tell GRUB to boot into a Windows OS that exists as a virtual disk on a Linux system?

I know that GRUB (and GRUB2) can chainload a Windows OS if you specify the hdd that it is contained on. Is it possible to tell GRUB (or GRUB2) to boot into a dd image-file of a Windows OS that is ...
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USB device blocked at startup by modem-manager

When I connect my USB device to my computer it is blocked for about 30 seconds. When I run: sudo lsof | grep /dev/ttyUSB0 I get the return: modem-man 1125 root 26u CHR ...
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save password once and use it from different terminal

I have script that runs remote login using SSH, copies a file from that remote machine using SCP without asking for a password, however, the change only works for the terminal where I am running the ...
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Cannot change wifi channel on Linux 3.6.11 with iw and kismet (device busy error)

I am dealing with a strange problem with wifi on my raspberry pi (I`m not sure if this has influence). I tried this with 3 different usb wifi devices. All of them are working perfectly if I connect to ...
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Which partition to use for Suse 12.3 bootloader?

When installing opensuse 12.3 a partition for the bootloader should be specified. When I previously installed ubuntu for example I set the bootloader to be installed on the entire drive : e.g. sda ...
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Increasing INode Limit

Is there a way to increase the INode Limit in CentOS without adding partition ? I got some 5 million files to be stored but it may increase in future.
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Can Ubuntu or Windows run OS X?

Can Ubuntu run Mac OS X? I currently run Windows 7 – can I download and run one of the OS X programs?
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alias the ip address of a system [duplicate]

How to alias ip address of a system, I am running an application on a server in a local network but typing ip address in URL in order to access that application doesn't looks good.
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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 ...