Linux refers to the family of Unix-like computer operating systems using the Linux kernel. If your question is about a certain distribution only, use a more specific tag.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

4
votes
3answers
3k views

udev: waiting for uevents to be processed on my Gentoo

During the startup I see machine executing this thing for about 30 seconds: udev: waiting for uevents to be processed Then I get a quick message which says something like: devfs: timeout (50 ...
7
votes
3answers
7k views

Where can I find Amazon Linux AMI Image for VirtualBox?

I'm trying to learn AWS and because I'm some familiar with Linux, I think the best way to learn is to get Amazon Linux AMI right into VirtualBox software and play with it. I see the latest Amazon ...
0
votes
1answer
207 views

Virtual machine on mini-ITX board [closed]

I came into possession of 4 mini-ITX (or possible Nano-ITX) boards recently they were used in an old CD preview stand at a music store. They're not very powerful, but they're fast enough to run an ...
1
vote
0answers
200 views

Cannot hibernate Windows after installing openSUSE 12.2

Originally my machine dual-booted Fedora 17 and Windows 7, and everything was fine. When I switched to openSUSE 12.2, it repartitioned my Linux partitions (e.g. I had a 1GB swap partition and it made ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Creating a ssh tunnel to transfer files?

For me, networks are a very "opaque" thing, and even with reading a lot of tutorial about SSH, I do not understand how to create a basic tunnel to transfer my files. The configuration is the ...
0
votes
1answer
184 views

Compiz & Linux compositing: how does it fit into the X architecture? [closed]

Not a really "how to solve stuff" question, but... I was wondering how the modern X architecture works, with compiz & all. What I know about it: in the beginning, there was the X server, ...
0
votes
1answer
277 views

Reasons to use separate partitions in a VM

I use linux VMs for tons of things these days and for the very most part I usually avoid LLvm and set them up with a single disk partition with everything in it. Granted, if I need a special type of ...
-1
votes
1answer
104 views

Software RAID1 with two hard drives

I'm currently building an NAS. I have 2 3TB hard disks. Is it possible to software RAID these two if they hold the operating system? Or do I need a separate OS disk? If yes, could I just use an USB ...
0
votes
2answers
257 views

What are the following keyboard shortcuts in a terminal?

I am trying to figure out a few keyboard shortcuts in a terminal in Mac OS X (and Linux): In the command line: go to the next word go to the previous word go to the end of the line go to the ...
0
votes
1answer
776 views

Hearing a clicking noise from soundcard all the time

I have installed Fedora 17 on my laptop. A few days ago I updated my fedora (but not upgraded). I shut down my computer and since the next time I turned it on I am hearing a clicking noise all the ...
3
votes
1answer
210 views

Lighttpd: Serve all files in directory as static

How can I prevent any code execution under a specific directory path using Lighttpd configuration? I do not want to use a whitelist/blacklist, but simply serve any file as a static file under that ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Emulating 4.0 Surround using two separate speaker sets

I have two stereo speaker sets. For past couple of days I have been trying to get them to work in 4.0 surround configuration. What I have tried is connecting one set to the main (Green Connector) on ...
7
votes
2answers
5k views

Prevent radeon driver from attaching to specific PCI devices?

I have two Radeon cards in this machine, a 6570 and a 6950: lspci | grep VGA: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Turks [Radeon HD 6570] 02:00.0 VGA compatible ...
2
votes
1answer
543 views

USB mass storage device split to 2 devices

When I connect an Hitachi Deskstar 7K4000 4TB hard drive in a Fantec DB-ALUE2e external SATA enclosure to a Lenovo T400 laptop using the USB 2.0 port, the hard drive gets split to 2 devices: [ ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

Linux wget, how to display progress percentage after session has reload?

I am running debian Squeeze in console mode on a plug computer. I control it opening an SSH session from a Windows machine, on the same local network. I started downloading a large file using wget. ...
1
vote
1answer
524 views

Xorg input devices fail without udev

What I am trying to do: Launch Xorg server without udev device manager. What I have tried to do: Make sure that /dev/ has all required nodes, such as /dev/input/*. Make sure that all required ...
3
votes
2answers
296 views

custom filesystem with fancy readdir or bash completion behaviour

Ok. After trying to formulate this question a couple of times, it turns out that this will be a long one. Anywho: Consider this file structure: photos/ ants/ pic1.jpg animals/ dog.png ...
3
votes
1answer
417 views

How to properly use stunnel?

I'm trying to setup Wireshark ssl debugging, and to do this, I'm trying to follow instructions in this article. I'm currently at stunnel part, and I'm trying to execute sudo stunnel -p ps.pem -d ...
0
votes
1answer
657 views

FTPS client certificate authentication

I'm installing FTPS server on debian with certificate-based authentication. I've set up ProFTPd and configured it to use TLS and a certificate (for testing purposed I use a self-signed one). Now I'd ...
-1
votes
2answers
399 views

tar -xvf *.tar.gz gives me a weird name on extraction

I have a file "elasticsearch-servicewrapper.tar.gz". When I try to run: tar -xvf elasticsearch-servicewrapper.tar.gz I expect the extracted folder to be called ...
2
votes
1answer
177 views

How to make chrome to not “unselect” in addressbar [closed]

I have the following strange behavior - when I click on address-bar, press shift+end, the selection disappears after very short time, I could not find what causing that. Same happen if I just select ...
1
vote
0answers
150 views

Website as background on linux

Is there some way to set a website as a background? I would like it to behave just like a wallpaper (links should not be "clickable"), but it should refresh every x minutes automatically. My DE is ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

GUI Apps without a graphical desktop

This may be a stupid question - But is it possible to run GUI apps (Firefox for example) on a computer where I don't have a graphical desktop installed (like GNOME, Xfce)?
2
votes
0answers
141 views

stripping properties and personal information from .odt files on linux?

I have a few files that have fields of properties and personal information that I want to remove, the format is .odt. Basically, I want to strip out everything. What utilities are available for the ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

Recording both internal audio and microphone via PulseAudio [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are some specific audio / sound card / driver setups that still allow you to “record what you hear”? I'm looking to get a sane audio recording set up that allows me ...
0
votes
1answer
754 views

how to tell chrome not use /run/shm or how to make /run/shm not mounted as tmpfs?

I have the problem with tmpfs and google chrome. When chrome runs, it uses /run/shm to keep some files like /run/shm/.com.google.Chrome.RnIWmb, the files are (deleted) but still open, that cause ...
1
vote
2answers
972 views

IPV4 route cache removed from >= 3.6 linux kernel

While going through 3.6 linux kernel change log, i came a across a mail (http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.network/238256) from David S Miller regarding removal of routing cache for IPV4 in kernel. ...
0
votes
0answers
351 views

terminal with custom command

I am using Linux Mint 13 (Mate). I have edited my mate-terminal profile using custom command as follows mate-terminal --full-screen By mistake i haven't set the default profile to load. So terminal ...
2
votes
0answers
1k views

Errors when installing jdk 1.7 in linux

When I am installing jdk 1.7 in Oracle Linux by using the following rpm -ivh jdk-7u9-linux-i586.rpm However I am getting the following errors, how can I resolve these errors and install jdk 1.7? ...
2
votes
1answer
447 views

Cannot install Wine in Linux Mint

I installed Linux Mint Maya Xfce. When I tried to install Wine, it gets stuck and no progress is made beyond 83% installed. I used the Software Manager. I have tried using the command line as advised ...
3
votes
0answers
989 views

Hamachi Gateway under Linux

Has anybody successfully gotten Hamachi working on a Linux server working as a gateway? Any help getting that setup? I'm in a dorm room (so I am pretty much forced to use Hamachi instead of OpenVPN) ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

Cloning a Linux installed on a usb drive to another usb of the same brand/type

I have a completely configured Linux system installed on a 16GB USB drive. I have the same brand/type of USB drive 10 times and the exact same mainboard 10 times. Now I want to copy the USB drive to ...
2
votes
2answers
450 views

What is the bash syntax to create a new directory in the directory above?

I aim to make a script for mogrify. The mogrify command will resize images in a directory and put the resized images into a directory on the same directory level, with the same name as the work ...
0
votes
1answer
274 views

x-terminal-emulator not getting path

I have a script that uses x-terminal-emulator to launch a different script in a new terminal window. I am using ubuntu 12.04 and a colleague of mine is using ubuntu 12.10 and this is not working for ...
1
vote
1answer
296 views

Figuring out how my /etc/ folder got deleted [closed]

I was playing around with my sendmail configuration in the /etc/ folder, and then, somehow, the contents of my /etc/ folder went away, and I'm unsure of how. From /var/log/auth.log: Nov 8 10:28:42 ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

How to automatically change permissions for files copied to a directory?

I would like to automate changing permissions for files copied to a directory. For example, any files copied to folder X should have mode 755, and any files copied to folder Y should have mode 700. ...
4
votes
6answers
2k views

loading local shell aliases to ssh session dynamicaly

When I log in to some machine using ssh I wish my aliases and functions are there. In other words, log in to some machine I wish I can use my command shortcuts. I need it be dynamic, every time I'm ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

Known problems with dual boot of Windows 8 and Fedora 17

Presently, I am using Windows 7 and Fedora 17 on my laptop. Both OSes work fine. I am thinking of upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 8, while keeping Fedora where it is. Keeping Fedora 17 on my system is ...
4
votes
3answers
3k views

how does my router know about my hostname and how to find out others computer's hostnames?

I have a cisco router by which I connect my 2 pcs running ubuntu to the internet. I get the ip address by DHCP. When I check the list of pcs connected to the router, the router admin page shows ip ...
1
vote
1answer
38 views

Setting up ssh group keys without affecting ~/.ssh/config in Linux

I have to setup an ssh group key used for publishing to a remote git repository. As git (as well as I presume many other programs) don't allow defining a flag lag ssh -i the information which key is ...
5
votes
2answers
314 views

why ps -ef show the time like this

When I run the ps -ef command I receive something like this: root 26728 26725 99 Sep25 ? 1184018564-02:43:14 java -jar /root/TaskManager.jar I need to understand why the time is shown ...
2
votes
0answers
60 views

Providing Access to a Whitelisted Server through OpenVPN

Ok, so there's a server A. This server is only accesible from another server B, with a given IP address. I want to install OpenVPN server on B so that clients connecting to this VPN can access server ...
1
vote
0answers
772 views

How can I copy files recursively without overwriting the directories

On linux, let's say I have some files like this: dir1/file1 dir2/file2 and I want to copy them to a destination that already have dir1 and dir2 and looks like: dir1/file1 dir1/file1a dir2/file2 ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

how to bring network up at boot time in linux

I am working on an embedded linux system, my aim is to activate ethernet interface at boot time. I am using u-boot as bootloader. I passed ip= and eth= u-boot environment variables to the linux kernel ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Add color palette for Sakura terminal

How can add my own color palette in Sakura terminal? I use Ubuntu 12.04, and in options menu, I see only tango, Linux, xterm and rxvt palettes available.
2
votes
1answer
255 views

tmux combine multiple commands to one vi-copy command or tmux command to yank a line

In tmux, i know we can chain multiple commands to a key by using \; See Here But in vi mode, i want one single key press to go to the beginning of the current line, begin-selection, go to end-of-line, ...
14
votes
2answers
12k views

linux named sockets howto

I know that there are named sockets & named pipes (fifo) in linux. In ls -l, they would look as below:(I have changed the filenames, for demonstration.) prw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 Nov 8 16:31 ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

Is it possible to modify linux mount defaults option?

Is it possible to modify/redefine linux mount defaults option? For example, having a fstab like this: # / was on /dev/sda8 during installation UUID=669cb10d / ext4 errors=remount-ro ...
5
votes
2answers
13k views

CentOS 6 - iptables preventing web access via port 80

I'm setting up a new web server with CentOS 6.2 and am not able to connect via the web. Everything looks set up correctly in httpd.conf and Apache is running, so I'm assuming it's an iptables issue. ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

update file in tar

for Linux tar command: tar uf test.tar test.txt but for *BSD bsdtar command option u = r = append,that is can't update file ,only can append file and also ,I try compiled libarchive , proved ...