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how to set up a DNS server in SUSE11 using command line

The results of a Google search on this topic are all "X solution". But the X interface are not allowed in the Suse Server I'm using, so I'm seeking for a "command line" solution of my problem.
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SSH still asks for password after setting up key based authentication

I have successfully created a key based auth for root user from my A machine to my B machine. Now, I created a new user on B machine, the same as on A machine, let's call him USER. I created a home ...
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Multiple partitions of pendrive not visible in Windows

I am using my friend's 8GB pendrive. It shows two partitions when connected to Ubuntu - 7.2GB and 200MB. However when connected to Windows it shows only 200MB. How can I work around this problem or ...
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Linode VPS - monitor outgoing traffic

I recently got my Linode VPS. And I have a rather low-traffic site being hosted on it. But when I look at the traffic, it has high outgoing traffic peaking at regular intervals and I am not sure what ...
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Putty-like copy & paste for Linux

This is a duplicate of Mac Terminal Copy on select like Putty but I would like a solution for Linux. So basically, (how) can I set the selected text to be copied and pasted on right click?
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ssh: sharing control sockets over nfs

Can ssh be used with ControlPath set to a path on an nfs share if the control socket being shared was created by another host? Attempting this gives me this error message: Control socket ...
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Is there a small Linux that installs within Windows?

Is there a Linux like Wubi that could be installed in a 360MB partition?
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Where should I download new install files to in a Linux system?

Say I'm installing Redis. Where should I download the Redis files to? I'm guessing that doing it in my home directory isn't a good idea, just because it'll get messy with downloaded files over ...
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SMS via console on Synology NAS

Does anybody know is it possible to send SMS via console on Synology NAS (kernel 2.6.32.12, synology_ppc853x_410). I tried to use gnokii with my old S40 nokia phone. But it seems there is no ...
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Set fan speed by RPM on Thinkpad T420s in Linux

The only interface I've found for setting the fan speed with the thinkpad-acpi module, is setting pre-defined levels, 0-7. Example: sudo su -c 'echo "level 2" > /proc/acpi/ibm/fan' I would like ...
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Can't Install Windows 7 on a second disk along side Ubuntu

When trying to install Windows 7 after install Ubuntu, I get to the screen where I can see all the disks. After clicking my second empty disk, formatting it from Windows, when I click next Windows ...
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Is there a WinSplit Revolution style window manager for Ubuntu Unity (11.10)?

I'm giving Ubuntu a whirl, and I'm using the Unity desktop. I'd like to be able to resize / reposition my windows using the keyboard (something like Windows has with WinSplit Revolution (e.g. ...
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What does kill -3 mean?

I know kill -9 mean, but anyone can explain what does kill -3 mean? Any special signal it sends out?
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Linux change environmental variables without rebooting for all shells

I am using Fedora 14 and I changed my hostname in /etc/sysconfig/network and by using the hostname command. The shell prompts correctly display the new hostname. However the terminal titles still ...
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What's a good way to install “build essentials” (all common useful commands) on a blank EC2 Linux server?

I want to get some "build essentials" (like gcc, make, etc.) on an empty micro Linux box. Seems inefficient to spend my time trying to try installing one thing, then realize I need gcc, then realize ...
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Mint map number keys to higlight text

I have a standard PS2 keyboard hooked up to my Mint linux box. When I try shift + the arrow keys on the number pad, I just get the numbers typed in. However I want it to work the same as on my ...
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Filesystem for UNIX (Solaris, FreeBSD, Linux) [closed]

I have some Linux (Arch/Fedora/Ubuntu), FreeBSD and solaris (open indiana) desktop machines. What is the best filesystem that can be used in all of them. I want to use it in some external hard drives. ...
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Separate keyboard for shortcuts on linux (two keyboards,two layouts)

I have two keyboards: an old ps/2 one and a usb one. I want the usb keyboard to have the us layout (or prefferably have the usb keyboard follow the layout chosen in gnome) and the ps/2 one to have a ...
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Is there an application like screen but for GUI applications?

I'm running few projects at the moment, I'd like to switch between them without closing and reopening all applications. Is there a way to do so with some screen-like application? Only way till now is ...
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What is the unix command to find out what executable file corresponds to a given command?

For example, if passed ls as input it should tell me that /bin/ls will run if run ls on the command-line.
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Input/output error and fsck

recently I couldn't mount my hard drive so I booted with a live cd and doing a fsck on that partition. it said Deleted inode 992193 has zero dtime. Fix i entered y and another one it showed me this ...
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Are there any issues with my plan to install Ubuntu [closed]

Ok, I have a PC with a Core i3 processor, 12GB Ram, 750GB Hard Drive and an adequate Nvidia graphics card and 2 24" monitors. I want to install Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit edition, install VirtualBox and put ...
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How much disk space do I need for running an Ubuntu Live CD?

Do you know how much free disk space I need to run an Ubuntu Live CD?
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How to track the user activities in Linux?

I would like to have something to monitor the user usage of the computer, for example, what application they had opened, what website they go to. Any software for doing this? Thank you.
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How to copy an ISO image onto USB with dd

The last paragraph says, The ISO image now uses a 'hybrid' system: it can also be copied onto an USB stick without formating it (using dd). Does anyone know how to do this?
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How to disable auto chkdsk on windows startup for ALL drives?

I have system with multiple drive partitions, both Windows and Linux. The problem is, during startup windows tries to run autochk on every partition possible (including ex4 and such, those it sees as ...
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How do I run LAMPP on Microcore Linux?

I'm trying to install LAMPP 1.7.7 on a Microcore Linux, but after extracting the files with tar: tar xvzf /root/Desktop/xampp-linux-1.7.7.tar.gz -C /opt I can't run LAMPP, with the command ...
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How to change the Terminal cursor from box to line?

The box-like cursor in Linux Mints terminal (and ubuntus) is really confusing me! I am used to a vertical line so it's hard for me to focus on the commands when I am unsure where this box-ish cursor ...
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Remote file system access issues

Is there a way to have responsive file system access over a network? My internet connection is 50Mb downloads/5Mb uploads, my server connection is 1Gb symmetrical. Ping to server is 50ms on average. ...
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how can I share my phone internet at local network?

I have a wi-fi router, a linux machine (ubuntu) a Mac, and an iPhone. The router has the address 192.168.1.1, the ubuntu machine connect to that with ethernet (192.168.1.2) and the Mac connect to the ...
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Samba, CentOS and OSX

I have a Linux server on the web with root/terminal access. I am trying to make samba work on that machine, so I can have a drive on my MacOSX box mapped to a shared folder on the server. I have ...
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Linux “rpl” command doesn't replace text

I'm using rpl program in linux to replace date( with pdate( in some files. But it says A Total of 0 matches replaced in 1 file searched. while grep output for date( is: ...
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How to watch Youtube fullscreen on one monitor of a dual-monitor display?

How to watch Youtube fullscreen on one monitor of a dual-monitor display, in Linux? If I do it in Google Chrome, as soon as I do anything at the other monitor, Chrome jumps back to normal window. ...
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Keyboard Shortcut to Move Mouse Cursor to Current Window

Under X Windows it is possible to move mouse cursor using shift+Num Lock and the numeric keypad as described in this wikipedia page. However, when you have two monitors running resolution of 3360x1050 ...
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How to open an OpenOffice document and scroll to a bookmark?

How to open an OpenOffice document and scroll to a bookmark or chosen page number? Can I do this with the command-line?
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gdevilspie doesn't work on my PC

gdevilspie is a tool that allows you to write rules to move windows to any position as you wish when you open them. I have Ubuntu 11.04 with GNOME 2.32.1 on my PC. I like the features that ...
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Why would an incorrect password attempt take a lot longer to process than a correct one?

The most prominent place I've noticed this is when SSH-ing at work, but I feel like I've observed this behaviour elsewhere too. When I try to log into Linux servers from my Windows desktop at work, ...
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How to stop kernel messages from flooding my console?

I'm using Centos 6, rsyslog logging. Console is flooded with kernel messages. Klogd is not running (I'm using rsyslog) Rsyslog config does not direct anything to the console Even tried stopping ...
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Linux - How to find all css files containing #page-title

I know grep -irn "#page-title" will search all files for matching text but for performance reasons I would like to limit the search ONLY to files that are css files. In powershell it is ls *.css -r ...
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How do I run SuperCollider?

I installed SuperCollider. However it didn't appear in my app menu. Also, I can't make up any good command which could start the interpreter. How should I run it?
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JPG files are too small when converted from PDF with imagemagick

I'm on Ubuntu 10.04 with imagemagick. I used this command: convert myfile.pdf -density 300 file.jpg This works well, but the JPGs are only about an inch high. How can I preserve the paper size in ...
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Linux video player wrapper that remembers playback position?

I am usually watching a couple of minutes of a movie before going to sleep and often I don't finish watching the whole movie. I'm looking for a video player wrapper that could resume the movie next ...
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YouTube thinks that my server is in Germany but it's in the Netherlands

I'm trying to fetch pages from YouTube but YouTube shows a page saying that I can't watch the movie because it is blocked in Germany. The server is actually in the Netherlands (I checked in any ...
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Background process (nohup &) suspends/resumes when user logs out/logs in

Ubuntu Server 11.10 When a normal (non-root) user starts a process with nohup, when the user disconnects from the terminal the process (java) stops responding. When the user connects again, the ...
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How do I find total size of hard drive use command line

I've try to find out the total size of my hard drive use df -h but it print size of each partition and require "sudo". Is there any way to get total size of my hard drive use command line and not ...
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Is SSH history local or its server side?

I use Putty to access my dedicated servers trough SSH. When i click up arrow couple times i can see commands that i put in yesterday or at previous session. Do they stay locally or on server side? How ...
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Can't open browser from a terminal in Linux

I've logged into Linux machine. I issued the following commands to open a browser on the Linux server. Still, I am unsuccessful. 07:53 AM tomcat@wb-ser1$ nautilus . -bash: nautilus: command not ...
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When I use sudo to run a command, aren't the environment variables visible?

$cat test export var=value $source ./test $cat print.sh echo $var $chmod +x print.sh $echo $var value $sudo ./print.sh I get nothing. I was expecting to see value. What is going on?
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What happpens to /etc/passwd- file when useradd command fails

I know that when a user is added using the useradd command, it creates a backup of /etc/passwd in /etc/passwd-, and then add the new user into the /etc/passwd. Suppose if by some chance the useradd ...
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Can't create directory, “permission denied” error

I am executing the following command from my Linux machine. cp -r hwweb-ws-5.0 /home/tomcat/hwweb-1/webapps/ It's displaying the following error: cp: cannot create directory ...